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thousands. sore others check back for the morning news. of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 21st. this is the "cbs morning news." summer kicks off with severe weather from east to west. this morning tropical storm cindy surged toward the gulf coast. while the southwest sizzles in story for another record-breaking feat. breaking overnight uber ceo resigns after several sndals rock his ride hailing service. and $56 milon later the
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most expensive congressional race is over. republican karen handel keeps the grip on georgia's district. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning tropical storm cindy is bearing down on the gulf coast expecting to make landfall tonight. cindy is moving southwest packing 67-mile-per-hour winds. right now tropical storm warnings are posted from texas to the alabama/florida border and metropolitan new orleans. state of emergency has been declared in alabama. visitors at gulf shores are being warned to stay out of the surf. new orleans is preparing for what mayor mitch landrieu calls a very serious event.
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louisiana national guard has dispatched highwater vehicles and helicopters to flood-prone areas. sin d is expected to drench an area from louisiana to florida with flood-producing rain. eric fisher chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz has details. >> well, cindy has already made its presence known. very heavy reinfall, classic flooding. you see all the bright colors. those are your cold clouds, heavy rainfall. the center is down here. while the center is tracking to the north and west all of the rain is on the eastern flank of it. flash flooding on the gulf coast. that's the main impact of this storm. very heavy rainfall. fresh water from all that rain as it crawls off to the north and northwest over the next kurple of days. be cautious of any flood flooding and be alert of any flash flood warning mts the heaviest in and around new orleans. of course, a tough time draining that water in new orleans.
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the other story continues. the heat in the southwest. temperatures just about as hot as they were yesterday. a lot of records challenging some all-ti marks. a slight cooldown at the end of the week by friday. fewer record highs will be set, but still very hot, right on through the workweek and into the weekend. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. that scorching southwest heat eric talked about forced dozens of flight cancellations in phoenix and strained the power grid. about 50 flights were canceled yesterday in phoenix because it was too hot for the planes to on wrat. california firefighters are battling a fire in the
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saw. karen handel defeated jon oss f ossoff. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meg. it was not enough. handel thanked president trump during her victory speech after one of hthe many congressional
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races he will influence for better or worse. >> tonight let's celebrate. tomorrow the real work will begin. >> reporter: former secretary of state karen handel becoming the first woman elected to congress. >> my pledge is to be part of the solution to focus on governing. >> reporter: in his concession speech democrat jon ossoff seemed to claim a moral victory in a race that's seemed to have gone republican since the carter administration. >> at a time when politics has been dominated by fear and hatred and scapegoating and division, this community stood up. >> reporter: political analysts say democrats will have to figure out a new strategy to win back the house. >> democrats have to either redouble their efforts at those kinds of voters or find a difrp
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kind of voter to go and peel away. >> reporter: president trump repeatedly tweeted his sum port of handel. many view the runoff as a referendum on his performance. >> a special thanks to the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president was among the first in his party to congratulate happen dell, tweeting in part, fantastic job. we are all proud of you. but anti-trump sentiment made the most expensive in house history with the candidate spending more than $56 million, nearly doubling the previous record. this is the fourth special house race republicans have won recently, but by much smaller margins than expected. and democrats are encouraged by the trend. but, meg, in order for them to win back the house next year, they would have to defend all their current districts, plus turn 24 gop health seats.
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>> thank you. meantime the trump administration is considering imposing a travel ban for citizens to north korea. hena daniels is here with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, meg. it does not appear a decision is imminent. today the u.n. and top officials will visit washington. the u.s. has been pressing china to curtail its near clear program. yesterday president trump tweeted he appreciates china's efforts but that it has not worked out. the death of american student otto warmbier provoked outrage and fueled efforts to rein in the north. a vigil was held on the university of virginia campus last night where he attended school. he went to north korea as a tourist and ended up spending nearly 17 months in prison before being released in a coma. senator john mccain said warmbier was murdered and people should think twice about
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traveling to north korea. >> well, i think there should at least be a form for them to fill out that says if i go to north korea, i understand i'm taking great risks a i do not hold the american government responsible. >> warmbier's funeral will be held tomorrow. meg? >> hena daniels for us. thank you. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he expects to have a draft of the gop bill to replace obamacare tomorrow, but the process has not been smooth. they're taking the counsel to task for writing the legislation behind closed doors. mcconnell told nancy cordes there's a reason the democrats were shut out. >> they made it clearer ler they were not interested in participating in it. they have no interest whatsoever, so it makes sense. >> so are they invited into the conference? >> no, but they've made it clear
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they're not interested in helping. >> 50 of the 52 republican senators must approving the bill for it to pass. newly released video showing the killing of philando castillo by a police officer is sparking a new wave of youtd rage. one minneapolis community leader called it a 21st century >> i have a firearm. >> don't reach for it. don't pull it out. don't put it out. >> reporter: within 90 seconds of making the stop the officer filed seven shots. castillo's girlfriend diamond reynolds was in the passenger
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seat. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.d., his driver's license. oh, my god. please don't tell me he's dead. please don't -- >> keep your hands where they are. >> yes, i will, officer. >> you can see an officer coax and pick up reynolds' daughter out of the back seat. he was arrest and indicted for manslaughter. yanez feared for his life and he thought castillo, the 32-year-old cafeteria worker was pulling out a gun he was licensed to carry. friday the jury acquitted him of all charges. philando castillo's mother. >> my firstborn dead in minnesota.
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just because he was a police officer that makes it okay. now they've got free rein. he was found innocent on all counts. >> they were reportedly stunned when they saw the video during the trial and according to the trial they're planning the file a lawsuit against the police department and the city. mireya villarreal, cbs newss, new york. at least ten people were injured when a united jet encountered turbulence. it was heading to panama yesterday. nine passengers were hospitalized. meteorologists say thunderstorms on the southern edge of tropical storm cindy probably caused the tu turbulence. coming up on the "morning news," rock band shotout. and hollywood shocker, a leading man is calling it quits. this is the "cbs morni congressman scalise. and hollywood shocker, a leading man is calling it quits. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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we're so grateful congressman scalise and his comrades made it through. bono reached out during the u2 concert last night in washington. scalise and the other four victims are all expected to recover. the park where the shooting happened was reopened last week during a ceremony in alexandria. an oscar-winning acteder announced his retirement, and an attorney general gets legal help. the "washington post" reports that attorney general jeff sessions has retained a personal attorney. sessions is under fire for his contacts with russia officials last year while he was an adviser to the trump campaign. the lawyer previously worked for the justice department. the "los angeles times" reports the arrests of four more cadets. the investigation of stolen lapd cruisers. seven cadets ranging in age from 14 to 18 are now charged. onof the cars had been misng
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for nearly a month. investigators think the teens made at least one traffic stop while joyriding. >> billboard looks back at the life and career of rapper prodigy. ♪ >> prodigy was half of the new york hip-hop duo mob deep. his publicist said he died after being hospitalized in las vegas for complications from sickle cell anemia. prodigy was 42 years old. and "a very ity" says academy award winner daniel day-lewis is retiring from acting. he gave no decision for retiring. he's the only three-time winner for best actor. still ahead, redefining the ken doll. barbie's boyfriend is switching up the look to include new hairstyles and body types. barbie's boyfriend is switching up the look to include new hairstyles and body types. then the chronic, widespread pain
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a previous report found nothing wrong with tesla's self-driving system. on the "cbs moneywatch," changes for uber riders, and the ken doll embraces diversity. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, meg. a slump in oil prices sent stocks lower. oil hit its lowest price mid-november. losses were widespread. the dow lost 61 points, the s&p fell 16 points, the nasdaq lost nearly 51 points. the resignation of uber ceo travis kalanick is not the only change in store. they launched 180 days of change, they say, to improve the experience for drivers. first phase includes giving passengers the option to tip drivers in the app. others include penalizing te ii passenger for keeping the driver waiting and testing new things. amazon suggests letting
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shoppers try cloektsing before buying. it's called prime wardrobe. they have a seven-day try-on period. they can drop off what they don't want at ups locations. they can also schedule a ups pickup. they get a discount depending on how much they need. the ken doll is getting a makeover. he hasn't changed much since he was launched 56 years ago. mattel is introducing 15 new ken looks including different skin tones, body shapes and hairstyles including corn rows, and, yes, meg, a man bun. >> that i wasn't expecting, jill. >> me neither. i don't think anyone was. >> but it's all good. we embrace diversity. jill wager at the new york stock exchange. still ahead, flying high. a base jumper in idaho breaks a world record for back-to-back leaps. this this this this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain
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save some money on a- c... california's new assault weapons ban has been in effect for less than a year -- and already, gun manufacturers are finding ways to get around it... and the hunt is on for a pet pig stolen from the back yard of a bay area family... join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's wednesday, june 21st. i'm kenny choi.
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forecast in some cities around the country. this is unbelievable. a daredevil uses the longest day of the year to claim a world record. miles daisher parachuted yesterday from an idaho bridge 63 times. after each leap he climbed nearly 500 feet out of the snake river canyon. that's amazing. that's roughly equal to scaling mt. everest. the jumps raised money for charity. he must have slept well. the next time you're looking for job, you google it. when typing in a query such as "jobs near me" or "teaching jobs" google will display listings from sis. the search engine will narrow
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job by categories and dates posted. coming up on "cbs this morning," oscar winning director sophia coppola stops by studio 57 with her new movie "beguiled." i'm meg oliver. this is the "cbs morning news." now moments lost to migraines are moments gained with excedrin. sfx [heartbeat]
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our top stories this morning. residents along the gulf coast are preparing for tropical storm cindy. cindy is expected to make landfall late tonight with 60-mile-per-hour winds and flood producing rain. tropical storm warnings are posted from texas to the alabama/florida border and metropolitan new orleans. and republican karen handel won a closely watched special congressional election in georgia. handel beat democrat jon ossoff in race some saw as a referendum on the trump presidency. theace in georgia's sixth
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congressional district was the most expensive in u.s. history. more than $56 million was spent. an educational center in yellowstone national park is helping to keep bears safe in a special testing program. carter evans reports. >> reporter: this time of year bears are hungry and foraging for food just about anywhere they can find it and these particular bears are some of the best in the business when it comes to getting goods. are some better product testers than others? >> very much so. >> reporter: randy gravatt knows exactly what a bear wants. >> we have some fish. >> smelly. >> reporter: it's his job to tempt bears to break into coolers and garbage cans at the yellowstone national park so manufacturers can make them even stronger and save bears' lives. >> there's a saying out there, a fed bear is a dead bear. >> and once they get a taste for it, they'll keep coming back? >> they will. >> reporter: and that's bad news
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for the bears because when they get too close to people, they're either euthanized or relocated. this is spirit. she was one of the eight netherlands grizzlies relocated. for about 500 bucks companies can find out if their containers are truly bear-resistant. >> he cracked it right open. >> reporter: and now you know which cooler you might bring with you. >> yeah. the white one. >> reporter: she and others watched as 6 a 600-pound bear named cora used the tried and true method to pop the top off of this trash can. it can be sold as bear resistant, but not all successful. >> this doesn't look so good. >> no, no. you can see all the styrofoam. they were able to tear that apart. >> reporter: even this steel trash locker was no match for the bear.
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>> the bear ripped the hinges right off? the manufacturers are getting it figured out. the ultimate goal is to benefit the bears out in the wild. >> reporter: saving bears one cooler at a time. carter evans, cbs news, yellowstone. >> you've got to love the cpr method. coming up on "cbs this morning" -- >> reporter: i'm adriana diaz in macondo, illinois. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll tell you why this small town of roughly 600 people has a line running right through it. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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and i'm michelle griego. time is 4-- re's roberta gonz time to rise and shine!
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, on this wednesday morning, it is june 21, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's say good morning to jaclyn and roberta. how is everyone? >> good. >> keep a little cool last night? >> it was nice and cool in the city. >> i don't think to think what my pg&e bill is going to be next time around. i'm trying to conserve but at certain times yesterday my house was up to 88 degrees. but i have some tips for you coming up. right now we have this. in effect, you need to know about, a heat warning from 11 a.m. this morning through thursday night. now, this is inland. we are going to see temperatures east bay 110 degrees in the hottest locations. north and south bay 92, triple digits. around the peninsula upper


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