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hold. >> he got emotional because he said any attack or any criticism of his brothers and sisters of the robe is an attack or criticism on everybody wearing the robe as a judge. >> judge gorsich continues to meet with senators ahead of confirmation hearings. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. the judge has not commented on the controversy. but senate minority leader said he should, in order to prove his independence from the president. jeff sessions has been sworn in as attorney general. president trump called sessions a man of integrity and principle and someone who has devoted his life to the cause of justice. the president designed -- signed an executive action. taking new steps against criminal cartels and violent crimes, including crimes against law enforcement officers. tonight, the white house says president trump continues to support
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kellyanne conway. this, despite mark -- remarks she made. conway urged people to go buy ivarnga's -- ivanka's stock. legal experts say conway broke an ethics law that bans federal employees from using their public office to endorse product. house oversight chairman jason cavich said conway's aare un -- are acceptable. he says it must be submitted to the government ethics office for review. walking out in the middle of a debate. they wanted more time to oppose many of trump's trump's executive orders. it would let maryland attorney general sue the federal government. with democrats in control of the state senate, the resolution won preliminary approval. a vote is set for tomorrow. we revisited boonsboro,
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voters voted for president trump. and we asked them about how the president commutes, using twitter. >> as far as his tweeting, he's not a politician. he doesn't trust the media. so he doesn't trust the media to tell his side. so he's going to tweet and tell his side. do i think he can hold back a little? absolutely. do i think he's going to? not a chance. >> there's always going to be somebody saying something about the president of the united states. i'm going through like four presidents. and there's always some group back there. that always has something to say. >> boonsboro sits in the heart of washington county, maryland. and while it went for trump, the state overwhelmingly voted for hillary clinton. a snowstorm pounding the northeast could drop as much as 18 inches of snow on boston before it's all over. the mayor has already canceled school for a co
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tomorrow. schools closed today in new york city. a lot of kids headed for the park to play. grown grownups sill had work to do. >> i still gotta do the deliveries. some places are open, you know. and here at this getting stuff done. >> governors from new jersey to maine are asking folks to stay off the road, so snow plows can clear the major arteries. meanwhile, airlines are trying to get back on schedule. as for right here in the d.c. area, pretty -- jean pretty much sums it up for us. not much of a storm. i guess we'll have to wait until next winter. chief meteorologist topper shutt is out on the terrace to explain yet another near miss. top? >> let's hope we have one more chance this winter. but i'm not optimistic. i'm kind of with you in that regard. we talked about this monday and tuesday. we said it's hammer time from fill to maine. this is the track of the storm yesterday and today. it starts out in
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travels just south of us. and it starts to intensify. but by the time it intensifies, it begins to pull away from us. so what that means is the heaviest snow develops north of us. and then just hammers new england. now, could it have been different? it could have been. but that had to be a whole different track. the track would have had to be further south. outer banks, or maybe hatteras, kind of our sweet spot. then it's already an intense storm. and we already had the heavy snow as it moves up the coast. now, that would still give heavy snow to new england. it would just include us in the heavy ban. i don't know, maybe we'll see a couple more chances. doesn't look good. i'll tell you that. you folks into southern maryland. pretty good little snow shower here. see the blue there in mechanicsville and north of hollywood? that's going to move across into saint mary's county. we'll come back and talk about when those end and when the temps begin to rebound. >> thanks, top. if you've ever driven the bridge
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you know how nerve-racking it can be. today, a trucker died, after a high wind swept him off the bay bridge tunnel. first responders say that driver survived the initial accident. and a navy helicopter plucked him from the roof of his big rig. but he died on the way to the hospital. winds were blowing 45 miles an hour at the time of that accident. new at 6:00, severely segregated apartheid schools sounds like something from a different era. but a new report finds three quarters of the schools are still intensely segregated, with 90% or more of their population in minority groups. >> bruce leshan has been taking a look at this at the university of california in los angeles. >> yeah, lesli and bruce. this is the report. it's called, our segregated capital. and it binds -- finds while the city is increasingly diverse. its schools remain racially polarized. >> i think
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like teaches tolerance. >> wilson high school, one of the most diverse in the city. but even here, some students say there are problems. >> but i mean, it's definitely segregated. there's white people eating together. black people eating together, hispanic people eating together. >> the new study finds another issue. 60 years after they found separate schools were inherently unequal. most of d.c.'s schools remain deeply segregated. some 71% of students go to schools where 90 to 100% of their classmates are african american or hispanic. the schools are divided by race and by poverty. >> these schools are systematically unequal. and d.c. has a larger achievement gap than any state in the country. >> schools in many neighborhoods remain segregated, despite an influxes of whites and asians into the city. and charter schools are among
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the combined share of whites and asian students in d.c.'s charter schools is less than 5%. >> disappointed to discover how segregated all of these charter schools are. and even though they were created long after the city became more diverse. >> the researchers say it can be a life-changing experience for a child struggling with poverty, to attend a school where their middle class friends are preparing to graduate and go to college. >> you get a range of different kids from different backgrounds and it's a mixture of all. >> now, the researchers say it is possible to slowly spread integration, instead of segregation. they say magnet schools, school choice, affordable housing, are always to help pass the american dream on to the next generation. lesli? >> well, we've still got a ways to go. bruce. thank you. we asked d.c. schools for a response to
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coming up next, with violent attacks on the rise, metro releases a new plan to keep riders safe.
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tracking metro. tonight, the agency urgently trying to make you feel safer. overall crime dropped in 2016. but violent attacks increased. metro transited police say there were 151 aggravated assaults last year. that's up nearly a third from the year before.
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>> i feel like they could do more. all the money they get and they make, i feel that we can do more. just to make us feel safe. >> metro says it is making changes. transit police are now more visible. other crimes, including thefts, dropped in 2016. nearly a month after arrests made national headlines remember the woman accused of kidnapping a baby from a florida hospital, nearly 20 years ago, well, she pleaded not guilty to charges. >> 51-year-old gloria boldin williams, appeared in court this morning. and she could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted. authorities say williams took the newborn, went to south carolina and named the child, camia mobley. her alleged crime started to unravel, when the girl went looking for a job and learned her birth certificate was fake. the legal fight over the completion of the dakota access oil pipeline has landed in a federal court right here in washington. two native american tribes have filed suit, claiming
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pipeline's construction violates treaty rights. and that a pipeline leak in the missouri river, could contaminate drinking water in a north america reservoir. president trump signed executive action to prere -- to resume. still ahead tonight. no dancing allowed. the little known town ordinance that forced
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all right. check out this brawl in south parliament. they were duking it out. this is opposition lawmakers fighting when they tried to disrupt the state of the nation address, by president jacob's economic fighters, scuffled with security guards. zuma went on with his speech. he has been under the microscope for allegations of corruption and how he's handled the economy. well, it's a storyline, right out of the movie footloose. plans for a valentine's sweetheart dance are on hold because of an ordinance written in 1979. >> explains why community members will have to keep their dancing shoes on the shelf. >> you wouldn't be able to tell now. but less than a
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levan's marketplace was an abandoned building in downtown. they brought the building to life. after a very successful, first few months of business, decided to give back to to the community. . >> there used to be a team town many, many years ago, for teenagers. so we thought maybe we have bring that back. >> the plan was to use the second story of the building and have a valentine's day dance. >> it would give the community a place. >> this is a cbs news special report. a federal appeals court in san francisco has just declined to reinstate president trump's temporary ban on refugees and on travel from seven predominantly muslim countries. last week, a lower court stopped it and the trump administration appealedful our chief legal correspondent, jan crawford is following all of
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jan, what more do we know of the judge's decision? >> ee just -- we just got a copy of the 29 pages. all agree. they are not going to reinstate the travel ban. which means, an order by a lower court judge that suspended the ban nationwide, will remain in place, while the government and the opponents argue about whether the trump administration has the legal authority to impose that executive order, temporarily suspending travel nationwide. of course, the opponents to states washington and minnesota had argued this ban was unconstitutional. it violated due process. the first amendment right to practice your religion freely. and that's when the judge suspended this order, while they could argue about the merits of the case. the government immediately went to the appeals court and said, you know, that the judge was out of line. and that it should reinstate the travel ban, while they #ed out -- hashed out these legal arguments. they were refusing to grant
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government's request. the government at this point can go to the united states supreme court and try to get the court to reinstate the ban. but that is highly unlikely at this point, scott. they're going to need five justices to agree to do so. and with that court divided, now 4-4, remember, one of those seats still is vacant. justice antonin scalia. it is unlikely the court will intervene at this point. that means it will go back to the lower court, while the parties will argue about the legality of this travel ban this. is not a decision on the merits. at the end of the day, the government could very well win. but they're going to have to make the arguments while the travel ban remains suspended. >> now, even yesterday, before this decision was made, president trump ridiculed the judges on this court, saying that even a bad high school student could understand the law better than they could. jan, remind us, the two states that filed the suit against the travel ban, what harm were they alleging? >> well, they were saying that the
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themselves, in getting money from tourism. but also residents. people who had businesses or grounds for being there or relatives, or who actually live there. they said they had grounds to go into court and object to this travel ban. and the courts at this point have universally agreed that they were right to be able to challenge it. now, in making the arguments in the lower court, the state said that this kind of wide-ranging ban, even though it's temporary, violated residents' rights to due process to enter this country freely. and also discriminate against people freely. they said it was flatly a muslim ban. and they pointed to comments president trump made during the campaign. but the government argued, and it has good arguments here. that the president has wide discretion on matters of immigration and national security, not only under federal law, but under the constitution. and that courts generally give broad ve
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deference to the president in matters of national security. those are the arguments about the ban itself. and that's what we'll see play out in the lower courts. but the government said its case was so clear that the ban should be able to be in place while they made the arguments. and at this point, the 9th circuit has said no, we're going to keep it suspended. >> jan crawford, our chief legal correspondent, this case almost undoubtedly heading to the supreme court. to repeat now, a federal appeals court in san francisco has declined to reinstate president trump's ban on refugees and on travel from seven mostly muslim nations. the travel in those cases, will remain possible while this case is heard probably by the supreme court for a time decision. -- final decision. there will be much more on all of this on your local station, on our streaming network, cbs n, and right here on the cbs evening news. ti
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cbs evening news in new york. there you have it. big setback for the white house. the president's immigration ban is not put back in place. the president loses this. he just said it may go to the supreme court. you others say it may not go to the supreme court. it may end up
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one of the keys to having good heart health is knowing your dna. family history is
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as knowing your blood pressure and your cholesterol level. >> unfortunately, my family has had a long history of heart trouble. my aunt died of a heart attack. and my uncle also died of a heart attack. he was the man i was named after. that's the reason i give my heart love. i want to be around for year toss come when my relatives did not. >> that's a pretty remarkable story. it's amazing, how many of us here in this building, have had personal contact with the power and disruptive power. >> and the numbers can be bigger than that, lesli. if people aren't talking to the family members, parents and grandparents, you need to know this history. >> so, so important. and if you want to know the importance of your family history and health, next week, we're holding two heart health screenings. we call them heart loveful. >> that's why we call it good news being too. you can ask the doctors questions. you can get blood pressure checked. so much of it is free. it will be
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the district. prince george's. we'll have people at the wayne curry sports. and learning center in hyattsville. or come here. topper would love to see you. the more the merrier. again, the testing. all three, on wednesday, february 15th. and they will run from 4:00 to 8:00 in the evening. for more information on the heart love testing being offered at each site, can you go to our app. and there will be wusa 9 anchors. please come out and say hi to us. >> feeling flaky today? >> i am. i've been looking at snowfall totals to the north. about 13 inches in harford. and some in northeastern connecticut. by the way, you want to know more about it. go to our website. never was our storm. we'll talk about temperatures. bruce thinks it was about 10 below today. it wasn't quite that cold. but -- >> it's 10 below. >> 31 right now. winds are still gusting to 32 miles per hour.
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11 degrees. so it's a very dry, what we're more accustomed to. most of the snow showers are over with. couple of flakes still back into western loudoun county. and also into fairfax county. that will not cause any accumulation. this is just exiting this. is a good snowstorm. produced about 8/10ths of an inch. west of solomons. and now moving over the bay. and that will eventually just clear on out. and we'll have clearing skies tonight. and it's going to be cold. the good news sthe winds die down -- news is, the winds die down. bus stop temps, 16 to 32. very cold friday. then boom, like we flip a switch again. mild saturday, warmer sunday. yes, a few showers possible. with temps in the 60s, that's not a bad tradeoff. bundle up. we're looking at temperatures in the 20s. wind chills, about 10 to 15. i think these numbers may be a little high. cumberland, 19.
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romney, 19. by 9:00, still in the 20s. by 1:00, clouds begin to return. but stays dry tomorrow and your friday night plans are safe as well. not nearly as cold actually as tomorrow night. still in the day planners. 20s to start. lots of sunshine. 37 by 1:00. few clouds return by 1:00. couple of showers saturday. more sunday. but look at that. 60s over the weekend. is this february? feels like april. next week is okay. monday, valentine's day looks nice. and a little colder on wednesday and thursday. and i'm looking for storms and i just don't see any. >> sorry, buddy. >> thank you. >> with those winds, it was cold out there. >> felt like zero. >> got the cold. but not the snow. >> wusa 9news at 6:00. >> bruce will be back.
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