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of oprah. we all are. >> we're going to sea her in february. >> yes, we viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. going public. the house democrats get ready for public testimony next week. what you need to know about the historic hearing. sweeping blast sweeping down from the arctic. how it could bring record cold temperatures by next week. ptsd breakthrough. a treatment used on veterans could now help relieve the suffering of millions of americans who have post-traumatic stress disorder. and oprah as in winfrey will be at our table today. she reveals a new selection for her book club. the author will be here too.
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>> we like them board. today is thursday, november 7th. >> he wanted william barr to hold a press conference to say no laws were broken in the call with ukraine's leader. >> the president denies, asking the attorney general to clear his name. >> democrats are suppressing dissent, defaming the innocent, eliminating due process, staging show trials. a chinese spokesman said china and the u.s. have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other's goods in phases. >> former attorney general jeff session plans to reclaim his old senate seat in alabama. >> twitter has charged two former employees over tweets with saudi arabia. >> accounts have been compromised. >> we will make sure we do not have another escape. >> mexican authorities have
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arrested another man wanted in connection of the murder of a new hampshire couple. >> he's accused of stealing up the couple's truck. >> the nasty prewinter snow has dumped snow in the upper midwest. >> all that -- >> kids couldn't hear her. >> they can't hear me because they're listening to kids bop. >> let's do this. >> -- and all that matters. >> they just released the blooper reels from "stranger things." >> i'm don't think so. >> it's your grandpa. >> what's wrong with you. >> -- on "cbs this morning." the college student beat the odds when he took a shot at getting free tuition for a year. >> that was university of nevada student reese york hitting the shot. >> if you think that's his
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reaction, you should see his parents. >> mr. and mrs. york are doing the happy dance. this is his senior year. >> take a money shot. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have new information about the white house strategy to defend president trump from the house impeachment inquiry. cbs confirms president trump wanted attorney general william barr to make a statement that mr. trump's controversial phone call with ukraine's leader. >> ben tracy is at the white house. good morning. a lot of moving pieces here. how are the defenders changing their approach? >> good morning. cbs news has learned the white house is bringing in reinforcements to help fight the p.r. battle. it's doing this because the impeachment inquiry is now entering the public phase and they're telling the white house it needs a better strategy. >> you know the whistle-blower, the one who came out with, oh,
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trump said this and trump said that -- >> at a rally president trump railed against the whistle-blower. >> it's an illegal act as far as i'm concerned. >> the president continues to double down on his defense, there was no quid pro quo. >> i had a perfect phone call, a totally perfect phone call. >> but at least five witnesses have testified there was. a transcript wednesday shows acting ambassador to ukraine bill taylor said it was his clear understanding security assistance money would not come until the president committed to pursue the investigation of joe biden's son. president trump has insisted for weeks he can defend himself by himself. >> i don't have teams. everybody's talking about a team. i'm the team. >> now apparently the president is getting one. cbs news has learned they're beefing up their communications team, bringing in tony sayegh
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and former attorney general pam bondi to help the white house fight back. republican lawmakers who have been publicly defejd the white house have been warning they're losing the p.r. battle. >> they're working on getting a messaging team together. >> the white house is now sending a representative to a daily meeting on capitol hill where republicans are coordinating their message and strategy on impeachment. during the special counsel's russia investigation the president relied on a team of outside personal attorneys to represent him, but cbs news has now learned that white house attorneys will be defending him during the impeachment inquiry. meanwhile former national security adviser john bolton is expected to testify on capitol hill today, but we're not expecting him to actually show up. >> all right, ben. thank you. ambassador bill taylor will be the first witness to testify when the house committee starts
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holding public hearings next week. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, what's the purpose of testifying in public if their closed door testimony has already been made available? >> one put it this way. ultimately the jury is the american public. they need to be convinced. the polls show currently the public is split 50-50 on impeachment and removal. the democrats have gathered all the evidence. now they need to lay it out for the jury in the most compelling way and they're starting with people they believe are their most compelling witnesses, nonpartisan, decades of experience, all of them very well spoken, witnesses to or victims of this back channel diplomacy that they say ran counter to america's interest and was only in the president's interest. >> nancy, what comes after the >> they'll last at least a
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couple of weeks. then the house intelligence committee would gather all the evidence it's gathered which would draw up and debate actual articles of impeachment, maybe hold its own hearings, and if a vote is successful in the judiciary, it goes to the full house of representatives to a straight majority vote on the articles of impeachment. if it passes there, it gould to the senate for a trial and then a two-thirds vote on removing the president from office. >> nancy cordes. thank you, nancy. former attorney general jeff sessions is expected to announce later today he wants to return to the senate seat that he gave up to join the trump administration. sessions plans to run in the alabama republican primary next year, and if he wins, he will take on democratic senator doug jones. one year ago today president trump pushed out sessions, ending a long running dispute over the attorney general's decision to withdraw from the russian investigation. an arctic blast is set to
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hit the central part of the u.s. starting today. heavy snow fell across part of michigan yesterday. that same system is now headed east, and br cd cbs newsnd climate contribur jeff beraradelli is tracking the cold. jeff, how low will it get? >> low in terms of windchills. even in january, it would be impressive. we're having it in november. there are two shots of it. the first one is coming tlup in upstate new york. tomorrow we're going to have record lowe co record low cold temperatures. this is not even close to how long the next cold snap is going to be after that. this is a record-breaking high pressure moving in from canada. this is going to go all the way down to the gulf coast with
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temperatures near freezing there, and there could actually be some snow in places like d.c., richmond, and boston as we head into next tuesday, and the floodgates open next week. look at monday, tuesday, into wednesday. take everything out of your closet winter-wise and bring it out. you're going need it in the next several days. >> wow. those minor signs are a little imposing. thanks, jeff. family members of those killed in an ambush in mexico are looking at theories on what may have happened. video shows an suv riddled with bullet holes and filled with tors. manuel bojorquez is in ciudad juarez, mexico. manuel, what's next for the family? >> reporter: good morning. funerals will be held today for donna langford and her two children and juanita miller and her four children and
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8-month-old twins. the family is pressing for answers on what prompted this attack. >> look at the bullet holes in donna's vehicle. >> reporter: mexican government officials now believe the killers shot bullet holes through the suv belong to a cartel. the extended family lived in lebaron. local police have been on high alert ever since the two cartels engaged in a gun battle early monday morning. they first mistaking them for cartel members. family members including max lebaron, say the group was targeted. >> the question is then why target this family? >> these organizations -- there's no logical reason behind
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it other than they're just terrorist organizations. >> reporter: they point out that children traveling with 29-year-old christina langford johnson say she raised her arms to show she's not a threat. >> she put her baby she could. she got out of the vehicle. she tried to identify there were women and children there and she got gunned down. >> reporter: mexican officials say the first suv was hit by bullets and exploded around 9:00 a.m. hours later the other two were ambushed down the road. 13-year-old dev inlangford hid his siblings in bushes and went for help 14 miles away and alerted family members. his uncles were forced to wait for army personnel to arrive before they could set out to find the children. this is video of 7-month-old faith found alive in the bullet
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riddled suv 11 hours after the shooting. otal eight children were rescued. three are still recovering in an arizona hospital. the mexican president says he is open to the u.s. working alongside local authorities in this investigation. officials here in mexico say more than 200 bullet casings were found at the crime scene. they say those were manufactured by a u.s.-based gun maker and commonly used in military assault rifles. >> thank you, man yell. the more we hear, the more gut-wrenching it is. for the first time federal authorities are accusing saudi arabia of spying in the u.s. in case involved two former twitter employees who allegedly gained access to thousands of accounts. jeff pegues has more on what's behind all of these allegations. >> reporter: in custody this morning ak mad abouammo.
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ali al za barra who's a saudi citizen is said to have fled the u.s. they were working as assets of the saudi government and they spied on up to 6,000 accounts. the men were paid in cash and jewelry. the complaint says abouammo lied about payments but received at least $300,000 for his work and tried to sell a watch a saudi official gave him for at least $20,000. abouammo and alzabarah were both involved. one of those accounts belonged to a prominent critic jamal khashoggi who was murdered last year. it's believed mohammad bin salman ordered the killing,
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which he denied. in recent years there has been a debate about the amount of user data that tech companies have and their ability to protect it. this case again puts the spotlight on that issue and how governments try to exploit the information. >> makes you wonder if there are others out there, jeff. thank you very much. this morning turkey's president is accusing the u.s. of not living up to its commitment to move kurdish forces out of northern syria as president trump had promised. u.s. troops are still in that region where the recent arrival of syrian troops backed by russia is making area more dangerous. charlie d'agata has been covering the story. he's following a u.s. military unit in oil fields in northeast syria. >> reporter: for most of the morning we've been floming the u.s. military convoy as they've been visiting oil fields in this region in northern syria.rdedoo
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trump so they don't fall into the hands of isis, and their mission has changed over the past couple of weeks. it was only a few weeks ago that president trump ordered u.s. troops to withdraw from this region. that essentially gave the green light for turkey to invade and fight syrian kurdish forces here. hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate that area, hundreds of people have been killed, and there's's ee's a lo criticism now. it's suggested the u.s. cares more about protecting oil fields than they do about protecting civilians. now, as far as the mission here is concerned, u.s. military officials say their primary operation has not changed, and that is the fight against isis, this part, securing the oil fields, is simply part of that mission. >> charlie d'agata reporting from northern syria. and an arrest has been made in connection with a new
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hampshire couple found dead in adam curtis was arrested and taken to houston. he was arrested for felony theft but not for the murder of james and michelle butler. why do they think williams may be involved? >> the only key piece linking him to the murder is a photo of williams and a woman taken at the u.s./mexico border. that photo shows 33-year-old williams behind the wheel of the murdered couple's truck. mexican authorities also detained the woman seen sitting next to him identified as amanda noverr. they say she was in the country illegally. the butlers' remains were found october 27th in shallow grays on padre island south of houston. last month they went on a dream
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trip living out of an rv. williams was arrested and he remains in county jailrng. a neference is expected d are forfelony thef it sure t murdered. >> not at all. and buried. >> a lot of people rent rvs and make that trip. it is a dream trip for many. >> it is. a colorado jury is hearing dramatic testimony in the murder trial of a mom who vanished last thanksgiving. ahead, what a witness who is linked to the alleged crime
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i find loose 20s. she will join us at the table in studio 57 -- just a joke -- later in the broadcast. only on good morning. 7:26. i'm kenny choi. today san francisco is checking off the ground making project. house speaker nancy pelosi will be there for the start of the two year construction project that will add a visitor space to the top of the presidio tunnel. the 16-year-old by a rested on suspicion of shooting and killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring another teen. shots rang out during an illegal drug transaction. the tenth homicide there this year. >> some bakery bandits on the loose right now in san jose. they stole two apple laptops at the cafe'.
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the first walked in and grabbed the first in reach within four seconds. then another grabbed another and fled. fog advisory. limited visibility. a lot of fog reported around the bay area right now. a heads up. 22 minute drive time on the southbound side of 101. a crash on 280 at san bruno avenue blocking at least one lane. 880 corridor, a fog advisory in effect there. a fatal accident still in affect there. >> and it is foggy across many locations but that widespread extensive fog. we have a dense fog advisory for the north bay. here is a live look with our cam. you can see how
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it's 7:30.w here's what's happening on "cbs this morning." >> the process is illegitimate. >> the impeachment inquiry begins a new phase with public testimony starting on wednesday. >> will be an opportunity for the american people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves. mexican police lean toward mistaken identity to explain why nine americans were murdered in a shoot-out. >> there's no reason, there's no logical reason. two former twitter employees are charged with spying for saudi arabia's government. plus, only on "cbs this morning," oprah will be here to reveal her latest book club selection. >> you have to be the fierceness, the love that we want to see. lift up your arms.
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right there. >> and our series, "a more perfect union," shows a paramedic who makes everyday rescues magical. >> all i want to do is be good at my job. if it means me finding another way to be a better paramedic, which is doing magic tricks for kids, by all means i'm going to do that. >> that's great. >> that's awesome. >> can't wait to meet him. like him already. >> almost worth the trip to the hospital. welcome back. i'm tony dokoupil with gayle king and anthony mason. and we're going to begin with the woman who was having an
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all eyes were still on the idaho nurse. during most of her testimony, she was holding back tears, she was letting tears go. >> reporter: cbs affiliate kktv reporter ashley franco was in the courtroom wednesday as krystal lee took the stand. >> reporter: it looked like she was giving herself time to get the answers out. but she was definitely struggling through it. >> reporter: lee was patrick frazee's secret girlfriend. she says frazee asked her to kill the mother of his child, kelsey berreth, three times. and when she didn't, he did. lee testified that frazee told her he'd beat his fiancee to death with a bat on thanksgiving
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westop."berreth's last words after the murder, lee said frazee called and said she had a mess to clean up. >> reporter: krystal lee said she saw blood everywhere. she was cleaning up this massive crime scene. >> reporter: lee claims she drove from idaho to co tote bag that he told her contained berreth's body and the baseball bat. more than 20 witnesses have been called to the stand so far. earlier this week a prosecution expert testified that a neighbor's surveillance camera captured frazee 11 times at berreth's condo the day she disappeared. the defense argued it's not clear if the person was fradsy. -- frazee. jurors have been paying close attention to everything. >> some of them had their heads down, taking notes. you could see on their faces just the horror and the, you
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were in after hearing krystal lee's testimony. >> frazee entered a not guilty plea and faces life in prison if convicted. his defense team is expected to point the finger at lee during the trial. pointing out she lied before about not knowing frazee and berreth. in exchange for her testimony, lee agreed to plead guilty to evidence tampering. she is expected to be back on the stand later this morning. >> what could she face? >> right now because she made a deal with prosecutors for her testimony, she only faces a maximum of three years in prison. but if her story falls apart, that deal is off the table. she'll be sentenced after patrick frazee's trial. >> this is mind-boggling to me. of course we can't get into miss lee's head and don't want to judge. but do authorities think she was afraid for her own safety? doesn't make sense to me. >> well, that's the big question. why would she do this -- >> yes. >> but krystal lee says she was fearing for her own life, that patrick had talented her children.
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a groundbreaking new study may have the answer that doctors have been looking for to treat post traumatic stress disorder. according to the report, drug or injection treatment known as sgb reduced symptoms by roughly twice the rate of a placebo.
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the experimental procedure was profiled by bill whitaker on "60 minutes" in june. dr. tara narula shows why doctors are optimistic that it could help the roughly eight million american adults who experience ptsd every year. this is like splitting wood or mowing the lawn. you see the results right away. >> reporter: dr. sean mulvaney has treated an estimated 1,000 patients with ptsd including medal of honor recipient dakota meyer. >> we need to help them. >> reporter: mulvaney, who's also a former navy s.e.a.l. spoke to bill whitaker in annapolis this year. he tells us the new sgb body is proof of what he's seen with his own eyes over the past ten years. >> i think it's going to help a lot of people reduce their suffering and the suffering to their families, as well. >> reporter: in the new study, active-duty military members with ptsd were given two injections two weeks apart. some with sgb a placebo. their symptoeed
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eit weeks. those who got the sgb injections saw twice as much improvement. how do patients describe the effects of the treatment to you? >> usually there's some form of "i feel relaxed and calm in a way that i haven't for years." >> reporter: the sgb procedure works like this -- a generally harmful anesthetic is injected deep into the neck, affecting a set of nerves known as the stalate ganglion that controls the fight or flight reactions. often amplified in p std patients which can cause trouble sleeping or become easily irritated and angry. the anesthetic appears to block the nerve impulses between the brain and the body. a handful of veterans' hospital across the country already use sgb. it's also given on a limited basis to civilians including first responders, survivors of childhood trauma, and assault victims. >> this entire time, there's this very, very fine gauze that
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you were looking through. and it really diminished your experience of being alive. >> reporter: this wok, who asked us not to use her name, says she spent 35 years reliving a brutal sexual assault by a neighbor. after seeing the "60 minutes" report over the summer, she sought out a doctor in chicago who was providing sgb treatment. she says it changed her life. >> i started grinning, and i couldn't quit. i said, this stuff works. >> reporter: her doctor, eugene lipov, has treated both military and civilian patients with sgb therapy for more than a dozen years. >> if you take the fight and flight and turn it on and it stays on, that's ptsd. this takes the switch and turns it off. >> reporter: sgb has been used to treat conditions such as hot flashes, migraines, and other pain. but many ptsd patients still need intensive psychiatric therapy, and no one is calling it a magic bullet. >> it gives you an opportunity to change your life.
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and the more you work with, it the more successful you'll be. >> reporter: dr. mulvaney told us he's proud to have made a difference as a veteran and as a healer. what does it mean to you as a retired navy s.e.a.l.? >> i've helped a lot of my s.e.a.l. brothers, hundreds of them. i'm just as happy to help marines or firefighters or people that were abused as children. >> sgb is expected to help many people and l families who suffer from -- and their families who suffer from the ripple effects of ptsd. the next study is awaiting funding but is expected to be larger and last for one year with a longer followup plan. the cost is $15,000 for americans and civilians. >> it's hard to see the needle go into the neck. >> that woman is extraordinary -- >> if it works, that's all that matters. what is that give its so much potential? >> when we interviewed dr. mull vapy, he was in tears -- mulvaney, he was tears taurking about how you can turn a life
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around potentially with a 15-minute procedure. people who told him i don't know what i'm going do, i might kill myself if this doesn't work, i've lost all hope. it's like a reboot of the brain. particularly in a condition where medications and therapy really aren't effective. >> they happen so quickly. >> yes. not a magic bullet, but seemed pretty magic to me. thank you so much. >> great stuff. >> thank you. vlad duthiers is looking at the stories you'll be talking about today. what have you got? >> hey, what's happening? ellen degeneres and sandra bullock, they are joining forces to go after popup websites. ahead, why they are suing 100
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out at starbucks this morning. >> no. not ready. not ready. >> vlad's here to take your mind off it. >> what's going on? good to see you. here are a few stories we think you'll be talking about today. more than two million pounds of chicken from simmons prepared foods are being recalled over possible metal contamination. the recall includes fresh and frozen chicken products including whole chickens, wings, and breast meat. they were shipped to institutions in eight states. there have been no reports of anyone getting sick. simmons is working closely with regulators to expedite the recall. anyone who has the contaminated meat is being urged to throw it out immediately. >> that's why you should just go to popeyes and get the sandwich -- it's back in this building now. back in the stores. >> i know. >> all good. >> yes. i've had people who never had it before, they had it there week and said amazing. >> it is. >> amazing. >> the proceeding has been a paid endorsement. >> it's passion for good food. >> love it. love it. don't love there so much.
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sandra bullock and ellen degeneres are suing popup web sites over what they say are misleading ads. the stars filed a lawsuit yesterday in los angeles superior court. they are trying to stop the unauthorized use of their names and likenesses to promote products. the suit claims the sites use the celebrities because of their age, reputation, and their reputation for honesty and for also maintaining a healthy look. 40 beauty products are listed in the lawsuit for allegedly using bullock and degeneres' name without their permission. since it's unclear who'd behind the alleged fraud, the defendants are identified as john does numbers one through 100. the suit alleges scammers use the fake ads to trick consumers into disclosing credit or debit card information, and enroll them in costly subscriptions. the attorney for the celebrities say the fraudulent indoermt industry will likely -- endorsement industry will likely be worth, get this, $7 billion by next year. >> goodness. >> the two of them together, a one-two punch.mpanies, they cha
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their names, where they're located. it's going to be hard to bring them to justice. but by doing this, hopefully people out there are more sophisticated about what an endorsement is. do your research. >> they did go to a lot of trouble -- >> they do. they use their photos, quake quotes. identifying the products. it's tricky. don't click on them. >> don't mess with ellen and -- >> that's the other moral of the >> it ake very l
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you approach 80 in the city. a broken down vehicle gist cleared out of lanes. drive along 680. slow. a lot of activity for a crash. mary. >> well, that fog is pretty widespread and extensive this morning. a dense fog advisory for the north bay until 9:00 a.m. you can see on our san jose cam remarks foggy for you. down to a mile visibility in san jose and a half mile for hayward, oakland. a quarter mile, dense fog in concord, nap ma and zer ro for the visibility in santa rosa. through the day we're looking at seasonal daytime highs if not above average. ven ual clearing for most except for the coast. 76 san jose. 68 oakland. 66 for a high in san francisco. there we go with our extended forecast. warming up friday into the weekend. a beautiful day ahead as we
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♪ ♪ good morning to you, our viewers in the west. it's thursday, november 7, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. ahead, the white house brings in reinforcements to help president trump fight impeachment. i'm tony dokoupil. climate change comes to capitol hill. meet a group of bipartisan senators to work together to fight the crisis. i'm anthony mason. oprah returns to studio 57 to reveal whose novel is the newest selection for her book club. >> yay, the author's here, too, but first here's today's "eye opener at 8:00." >> we have new information about the white house strategy to defend president trump from the house impeachment inquiry. >> the white house is bringing in reinforcements to help fight
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the pr battle because this impeachment inquiry is now entering its public phase. >> even for a cold air outbreak in the middle of january this will be impressive and so we're having it in november. funerals will be held today and while this family grieves, they are also pressing for answers about what prompted this attack. >> twitter cooperated with the fbi in this investigation which we are told has not been reported in saudi media. >> for most of this morning we've been following this u.s. military convoy as they've been visiting oil facilities in northern syria. >> the only key piece of evidence linking him to the murder of james michelle butler was a photo of williams taken at the u.s. border. the arrest warrant accuses him of felony auto theft. >> we learned that trump's ambassador to the eu, a gentleman named gordon sondland revised his testimony to say there was a quid pro quo. as one gop house member put it, without a doubt, this is the biggest political pickle trump has ever been in. yes, it's a vlasic of gurkin
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around an ally and it is definitely not kosher, and when the -- [ laughter ] >> how did he get so many pickle references in one sentence? because stephen colbert is that good. that good. welcome back. cbs news has just confirmed that president trump wanted william barr to publicly declare that no laws were broken in the call with the ukraine president. he refused to speak out about that phone call which is at the heart of this impeachment inquiry. on twitter last night the president called the story totally untrue. >> meanwhile, house democrats are getting ready for public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. starting on wednesday, bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine will testify at the first hearing. he's one of at least five officials to say the president did block military aid to
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ukraine while asking that country to investigate democrats including joe biden. sources tell cbs news the white house is hiring former florida attorney general and trump ally, pam bondi and former treasury spokesman tony sayegh and they will help with the messaging in an effort to fight off impeachment. the impeachment proceedings on capitol hill could eventually pull some senators running for president from the campaign trail and that includes kamala harris. her poll numbers are falling and she closed all three of her field offices in new hampshire. alex wagner interviewed the california senator for the showtime series "the circus." she discussed her strategy if impeachment reaches the senate. >> you are asked to sit silently as a juror. have you thought about the psychology of that? >> yeah. i thought about my own psychology. [ laughter ] i mean, i've never been able to
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sit on my hands and so -- we'll there is aot of this that is -- that has precedent and some of it that does not. >> in the meantime, you will practice self-discipline. >> i'm going toll try. [ laughter ] >> and alex wagner joins us now. good morning. >> good morning, guys. it's good to see you in person. >> it is difficult to picture kamala harris sitting silent as a juror. >> there are six democrats who are senators running for president. kamala harris is a former prosecutor. she says i am the person that knows how these impeachment proceedings should run and yet her role when it goes to the senate is to sit quietly as a juror. >> can she do that? >> you see she's saying, look, i've thought about this. it will it will be hard for me to sit on my hands to say nothing that all of these democrats want to be in iowa at precisely the moment that an impeachment trial will be unfolding. >> meanwhile, she just shook off her campaign staff and laid off some people and shifted a lot of resources to iowa.
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what does that say about where she is. look, the campaign is very clear. if they don't do well in iowa they have problems and they're going all in and there's momentum and some lift from a strong finish and probably not first or second, but third or fourth and they can use that momentum through south carolina which is really where the harris campaign thinks they will do well. they have effectively and i believe they will not say this publicly dismissed whatever will happen in new hampshire because bernie sanders and elizabeth warren is from neighboring states and they think the south will be good for this campaign and the question is whether they have the resources to get there. the impeachment inquiry hearings opened to the public next week starting on wednesday. what's the significance of that since so many people feel i've already heard everything. i think that there's a difference between reading about closed-door depositions and seeing them on your television. >> and hearing -- >> and hearing people say the words i did this. the president told me to do this. that is meaningful. republicans have been pressing for open-door hearings. they're getting what they
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wanted. there is going to be inevitably be grandstanding and the republicans feel they're under pressure to mount a more defense, and democrats no doubt feel that the more information the american public is presented with the more their case is open and shut. >> meanwhile the republican defense of the president is, shall we say, evolving. >> yes. that is a euphemism. >> what is the strategy here? >> it's threefold. republicans that say there is nothing to see here and this is a quid pro quo and lindsay graham has taken this tact and the white house didn't have a strategy that was articulated and there was no quid pro quo because they weren't organized enough for it and there was a quid pro quo, but it doesn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense. they've not found ground to stand on in terms of a yunified tone. >> these will be tricky for moderate democrats and moderate republicans. >> if you look at the poll that came out earlier this week support for impeachment is under water in key battleground states
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in michigan, wisconsin, north carolina, arizona, and that's a problem who effectively won and handed the gavel to nancy pelosi. they are performing their constitutional duty, but also do not appear to be overtly partisan because voters back at home, i've talked to these voters and they still very much care about jobs, healthcare, trade, the environment. impeachment is not -- it is not the thing that is animated kitchen table discussion. >> and these national polls and the state polls really matter most. >> the deep dive. >> alex, thank you very much. >> season 4 of "the circus" continues this sunday on showtime which is a division of cbs, check your local listings. some republican senators are teaming up with democrats to find solutions in the climate change crisis. ahead only on "cbs this morning" we hear from the senate's first climate caucus
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in our eye on earth series, a bipartisan group of senators is announcing new action on climate change only on "cbs this morning." some prominent republicans are joining democrats to address the crisis. scientists warn climate change could have dire consequences and soon. nancy cordes spoke with members of both parties on an issue democrats often champion while republicans typically push aside. she's on capitol hill. nancy, what changed? >> the biggest thing that changed, anthony, is public opinion. it has evolved rather quickly and most americans according to the polls now view climate change as a major threat. the question is can this new
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bipartisan group get past the political divide that still exists here in congress on this issue? from the arctic to the amazon, the floods, flames and melting ice are impossible to ignore. now, even in congress the climate is changing. >> we look a bit like neanderthals. it's real. we have to take action. >> utah's mitt romney is one of four republicans, three democrats and one independent who just joined the senate's first bipartisan climate caucus. >> my expectation is that we will start by listening. >> it's the brain child of delaware democrat chris coons and indiana republican mike braun. >> i have four kids that took a poll and what do you think of this idea? they love it. >> a departure from the skepticism the gop has embraced in recent years. >> all of this with the global warming and the that -- a lot of it's a hoax. >> i do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate.
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>> it is very, very cold out and very unseasonal. so mr. president, catch this. >> there are still some republican senators who think that cold winter weather is a sign that the climate isn't changing. >> i think sky sense more and more clear and i think that people will be convinced or not as tim on. >> i think many, probably were just not willing to say it, but to me it's chemistry and physics. i'm not going to deny that. >> democrat jeanne shaheen can already see the impacts in new hampshire. >> our ski industry is affected. our snow mobiling and our maple sugaring industry. so many things that people can see. >> have all of you seen changes in your own states? >> absolutely. it's striking in delaware just how much it's impacting everything from sports fishing, commercial fishing. >> how are you doing? >> their first move, a meeting with ceos. some of them pushing a carbon tax. it's an early test of the group's ambition and clout. >> if we go there right away, i very least emissions be doing
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rder tak a going to say any hae to with regards to climate. i think -- i think all of the ideals will be on the table. >> there are a dozen different areas where we are hopeful that there is some low-hanging fruit that can be moved forward on a bipartisan basis. names angus king says strength in numbers will help. >> my philosophy is, let's take small steps and find some things we can succeed on. >> scientists insist nations must act now with millions at risk from rising temperatures and sea levels and with the crisis threatening to cut the u.s. economy by up to 10% by centuries' end, these senators hope congress can catch up. >> i do believe that old saying is true which is when they feel the heat they'll see the light. people who might otherwise be more inclined to slow things down will have to say we have to respond. >> the group wants to introduce
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legislation by next year, but they have a challenge in winning over the white house which just began the process of widrawing fr accords this week and has rolled back tony, since taking office there years ago. >> they have a potential blockade at the white house and they also have to win over the rest of congress, but it is a start and that's good news. nancy, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> they also sat down for an exclusive. i always like when that happens, but what i like more than anything is that it's bipartisan. >> yes. >> it shows people really can get along and work together. >> yeah. what's at stake is the future of all of us on this planet. it's got to take something. nancy, thank you again. we appreciate it. >> magic tricks are helping a paramedic take the worry out of emergency call. >> is there anything we shouldn't be looking at? >> if i gave away all of the secrets i would let money burn away, i can't do that. >> the paramedic shows us how he's making ambulance rides less
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scary for his youngest patients. you're watching "cbs this morning," pretty entertaining for adults, too.
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in our series in our series, a more perfect union, we aim to show you that what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. children, a ride in the back of an ambulance can be a very scary thing. it's scary if you're an adult, too. jamie yuccas introduces us to a minnesota paramedic who found the magic solution. [ siren ] >> reporter: when an emergency call comes in -- >> to the crash -- >> reporter: paramedic ivan mazurkiewicz rolls out ready to make lifesaving decisions. he's passionate about his profession but still finds time for a little sleight of hand. ivan's tricks are a regular part of the job on calls where kids are involved. in order to help them stay calm. what does magic do for a child? >> it breaks the ice.
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it takes down their wall. their association of an ambulance is blood and needles that can literally turn kids' worst day into one of the best days. >> reporter: in the last five years, he's responded to more than 4,000 emergencies. still, ivan remembers the worst call of his career. >> he was screaming for his dad over and over again. and this kid was just absolute fear. i watched a 5-year-old boy go from screaming for his father to lifeless. for the first time in my career, i actually felt powerless. >> reporter: that tragedy drove him to search for a way to better connect with kids. >> my name's ivan, okay? >> reporter: that's when he realized his boyhood love for sto at the eagle magic store, the oldest shop in the country, and signed up for lessons. is there anything we shouldn't be looking at? >> well, i mean, if i gave away all the secrets, i'll be letting money burn away, okay. >> reporter: now he works magic in the back of his ambulance.
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>> i have a saying that i had one and you had one, in reality, i had how many? >> zero. >> you had how many? >> two -- three. >> wait, what? i learned a couple of coin tricks. i was terrible with it. but you know, i didn't have to be good at it. i just had to be good enough for that kid. for one kid. [ siren ] >> reporter: of course some calls are too critical for card tricks. but after he delivers a patient safely to the e.r., he'll still take the time to distract a child from the scary task at hand. >> one time i was doing magic tricks in the e.r., and i was doing it while they were starting an i.v. on the kid. the kid definitely felt the iv but was interested in what i was doing more. trying to get mom feeling better. >> reporter: does it make your job any easier? >> of course. any time we can distract children when they're hurt or ill, it just makes them so much easier to treat and the parents feel so much more reassured. lift up your arms --
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right there. >> reporter: and until his next call, the amateur magician will continue to make the fear disappear. >> what really matters maybe isn't the medicine, it's how you treat of that. >> reporter: even the staff at mercy hospital can't unlock the secret. >> it's gone. is it over here? no, it's right here. all i want to the do is be good at my job. and if it means me finding another way to be a better paramedic, which is doing magic tricks for kids, by all means i'm going to do that. >> reporter: surprising kids to soothe their souls. for "cbs this morning," jamie yuccas, minneapolis, minnesota. >> need more ivans in the world. >> sure do. >> it's amazing what a difference that can make for a kid if you're in the back of an ambulance. it just changes everything. >> magic is real. i tried it, and i couldn't do it. >> you can do other things. >> thank you. >> you can. coming up only on "cbs this
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morning," oprah will reveal her new book club selection. she's in our toyota green room. >> i hope she's not holding the book. >> the author will b fo this is a kpix5 news morning update. good morning. is is 8:25. i'm gianna franco. an investigation continues into this fatal car crash reported about 5:15 this morning. we're still seeing a lot of activity in and around the intersection. that area is still blocked and will be blocked for quite some time as reported as a head-on collision. activity still around that area. a lot of folks utilize that to avoid but you have to avoid those. 35 minutes from 580 to 237. busier as usual as you go along 68 of the >> a earlier trouble spot at
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gillman that has been cleared. also stalled vehicle reported westbound 580. near the bridge. that is in the clearing stages. live look at the bridge here. traffic is backed up at the toll plaza. foggy sports with fog advice ris rest ris. that widespread extensive fog as we start off the day. here is a live look with our cam. a dense fog advisory for the north bay due to the visibility down to a quarter mile or less. southern locations, checking the visibility right now. down to a mile in san jose. half moon bay and a half mile for oakland, hayward. a quarter mile in napa. zero for the visibility there. that is why the dense fog advisory is in effect until 9:00 a.m.. clearing for most of us eventually through the day except for the coast. 78 concord. 66 san francisco. 76 for san jose. warming up tomorrow through the
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welcome back to "cbs this morning" -- sorry. i forgot that part. welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories that are the "talk of the table" this morning. we have a special guest with us, oprah is here. >> yay. >> she's got a story, too. you'll hear that in a minute. we're going to start -- >> why is she here? >> why are you here? >> she knows the next book club selection. >> that's coming up. >> i thought it was to give me advice about my socks -- not tall enough. is that why they're falling down? >> yes. your socks need to be higher. if they're always slipping, yeah. >> my cavs need to be bigger -- calves need to be bigger. >> mid calf. >> i have an interesting story for james dean fans. the late actor and cultural icon
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james dean has not been alive for 64 years, but -- >> you're tearing me apart! >> what? >> you -- you say one thing, he says another. and everybody changes back again! >> the "rebel without a cause" actor is being digitally resurrected in a new movie. filmmakers plan to use cgi technology along with old footage and photos to create a, quote, full-body version of dean. dean will play a secondary lead role in "finding jack," set in the vietnam war era. if you like james dean, you may applaud. if you're a young actor, you're thinking i already have to beat out inch everyone in my generation -- out everyone in my generationar a role. >> the possibilities are concerning. >> james dean cannot do a press junket. >> no. could he show up here to promote his movie? >> if we were digitally cgi'd maybe. >> you're an actress, what do you think?
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>> i think that's incredible. i'd like to see him on stephen colbert. so would stephen. my turn, in 13 days, a lot of people in the country are talking about this. we want you to talk about it, too.
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