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for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the b adcast center in new rk city, i'm meg oliver. it's wednesday, november 13th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." historic hearings, the impeachment inquiry into president trump is set to go public. what we should expect from the first witnesses. hard freeze. a system brings winter weather to millions of people who are waking up to bone-chilling cold, and there's more in store. plus, the search for a missing florida girl has taken a dark turn. why her mother ended up in the why her mother ended up in the hospital. captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york.
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good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. so we begn with a historic day in washington and for this country. for the first time, the impeachment inquiry into president trump is set to go public. this morning bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine, and george kent, a high-level state department official, will testify before congress for all of america to see. both men raised concerns over mr. trump's attempts to pressure ukraine's president into investigating joe biden and his son, hunter. natalie brand is on capitol hill. natalie, what are democrats hoping to achieve from this public testimony? >> reporter: anne-marie, house democrats say they want the american people to hear the evidence for themselves in the witnesses' only words. we already have a good idea of what these witnesses are expected to say since bot taylor and kent have already testified behind closed doors as part of the 15 witnesses and more than 100 hours worth of depositions that have led up to today's first public hearing.
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president trump returned to the white house tuesday night on the eve of the first public hearing in congress' impeachment inquiry. >> democrats in washington would rather pursue outrageous hoax and delusional witch-hunts which are going nowhere. don't worry about it. >> reporter: democrats are investigating whether the trump administration pressured ukraine to open politically motivated investigations using military aid as leverage. the nationally televised hearing will be conducted by the house intelligence committee. >> i think you're going to see the cream of our diplomatic corps speak truth to power. >> reporter: william taylor is one of two state department officials testifying today. taylor is expected to tell lawmakers set conditions for nearly half a billion dollars in aid that had been temporarily withheld. taylor will be joined by george kent, deputy assistant secretary of state. in a deposition last month, kent
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said he learned the white house would not release the funds until ukraine's president publicly announced investigations linked to president trump's political rivals including joe biden. while democrats say the witnesses will show the president tried to coerce a foreign nation, republicans say the impeachment inquiry has been unfair from the start, and today will try to take aim at the process and substance of the investigation. >> they're relying on people like bill taylor as a star witness who is going to tell us something that is third or fourth-hand information. >> reporter: the white house says president trump plans to watch at least part of the proceedings on television. and cbs news has learned his team plans to launch a rapid response during the testimony. our white e house team has leard the administration is planning an aggressive response during and after this hearing which is expected to last several hours. we will also see and hear from the president himself later today when he holds a news conference with turkey's
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president during his visit to the white house today. anne-marie? >> natalie brand on capitol hill. thank you so much, natalie. "cbs evening news" anchor and managing editor norah o'donnell will have a special report from washington during today's hearing and again for friday's hearing. you can also watch continuing team coverage to our 24-hour streaming network, cbsn. the eastern two-thirds of the u.s. remains in a deep freeze this morning. arctic cold is giving millions of americans an early taste of winter. snow fell from the great lakes to new england. the entire state of michigan saw snowy weather this week. the national weather service said some areas reported 30 inches of snow. the snow and ice made for treacherous travel conditions. yesterday, slick roads caused a 50-car pileup near youngstown, ohio. two people were critically injured. the arctic cold surge is expected to shatter hundreds of mid-november records. chief meteorologist kate bylow of our philadelphia station, kyw, will tell us how long this
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cold snap will last. in the wake of a very strong arctic cold front, the rain and snow has moved out. the cold has moved in and bitter windchills to start our morning. take a look at morning temperatures from new england all the way into texas. temperatures well below the average, 19 to start in little rock, 17 in st. louis, 20 in nashville, 25 in philadelphia, and 22 in boston. and that doesn't even take into account these very strong winds bringing in that cold canadian air. so early wednesday morning, we're talking windchills in the single digits, even subzero. it will feel like two below in st. louis at 9:00 a.m. 7 in lexington. 2 in buffalo, 3 in boston each at the height of the afternoon, many portions of the great lakes will feel no better than the teens. that continues into early thursday morning. now it does stay dry through the remainder of the week. then we're going to shift our attention to a storm developing off the southeast coast for the weekend. it's going to sit and spin,
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bringing rain along the southeast coast, battering northeast winds as well as the threat for rough surge and beach erosion. i'm minors kate bilo, cbs news. google's efforts to collect health information on 50 million people has prompted an investigation. regulator regulators, patients, and lawmakers, expressed concern about the initiative code named project nightingale. google partnered with ascension to collect the data which includes names, birthdays, lab tests, and doctor diagnoses. at issue is whether google and ascension are at quality -- adequately protecting patient data. google says it is happy to cooperate with any questions about the project. the mother of a missing florida girl has been arrested in connection with the girl's disappearance. brianna williams has been charged with felony child neglect and making false statements to police. yesterday investigators found remains they believe to be 5-year-old taylor rose williams in alabama.
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dna testing still needs to be performed to identify those remains, though. the little girl disappeared from her jacksonville home last week. her mother was hospitalized after an apparent overdose. and former president jimmy carter is recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from recent falls. mr. carter, who is 95, underwent surgery yesterday at an atlanta hospital. a spokeswoman says there were no complications. the former president will remain in the hospital for observation. a source close to mr. carter expects him to be back teaching sunday school soon. a michigan teenager is recovering after a rare double-lung transplant. he's one of more than 2,000 americans treated for lung damage linked to vaping. at least 40 people have died. dean reynolds has the latest. >> reporter: when this 16-year-old boy was transferred to henry ford hospital in detroit last month, he was very near death. he had been vaping, his parents said. he was nonresponsive, his lungs
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were horribly inflamed and filling with dead tissue. he had been to two hospitals before coming to henry ford. the boy was placed on a machine which breathed for him, but still he deteriorated. the only thing that could save him was a double-lung transplant. >> this is an evil that i haven't faced before. it was worse than my expectation. >> reporter: the team was led october 15th in the six-hour operation, believed to be the first double-lung transplant for a victim of vaping. this picture shows him holding one of the boy's destroyed lungs. you had never seen lungs in that condition before? is that right? >> i've seen lungs in bad conditions, but this is by far the worst. >> reporter: officials won't say what the boy was vaping when he fell ill. dr. nemi and the team say he is recovering and breathing with his new lungs. he can eat, he can talk and take a few steps, and he recently celebrated his 17th birthday here at the hospital.
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dean reynolds, cbs news, detroit. coming up on the "morning news," a new fraternity-related tragedy. a student at washington state university was found dead. and colin kaepernick's audition. the nfl reaches out to the free agent quarterback. this is the "cbs morning news." rback. this is the "cbs morning news." needles. essential for the sea urchin, but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™".
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fraternity-related tragedy. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "usa today" looks at a fraternity hazing across the country after the deaths of four men in the past month, apparently linked to college frats. two students, one from penn state and one from cornell, died in october. on sunday, a san diego state university student died, and yesterday a student at washington state university was found dead at a fraternity in what police say was apparently alcohol-related. "usa today" says despite school policy changes and new anti-hazing laws, the trend of frat-related deaths shows no sign of changing. says the league has invited all 32 teams to a private workout for free agent quarterback colin kaepernick. kaepernick hasn't played since 2016 when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and justice. the on-field workout saturday will include an interview.
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several teams have asked about the quarterback's readiness to play football. kaepernick tweeted that he's in shape and has been ready for this for three years. "m live" reports that michigan is suing mcdonald's for failing to respond to sexual harassment at one of its lansing restaurants. yesterday jenna reese filed a class-action lawsuit claiming she and other workers were ignored when harassment was reported to managers. reese says that she faced routine harassment and was sexually assaulted during her three years as a mcdonald's employee. >> it's not something that's fun to go through, and to still have to sit there and take it every day because you need to make money. >> mcdonald's is facing more than 50 complaints and lawsuits from workers around the country. last week the company fired its ceo for having a consensual relationship with an employee. mcdonald's says it is committed to a safe and respectful workplace.
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and the "washington post" reports the white house is planning to use webcams to create a live feed of border walk construction. a senior white house official said the wall cam will launch early next year. it's aimed at rallying public support for president trump's border wall. the u.s. army corps of engineers and senior u.s. customs and border protection officials reportedly object to the cameras. they say cameras would show u.s. work crews violating mexican sovereignty when they sometimes must move vehicles and heavy equipment across the border. still to come, challenging rivals. pilots fight high winds in new orleans as they try to land safely. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ gusty winds led to bumpy rides for planes landing in new orleans. passenger planes were seen struggling. the winds were part of an extreme cold front that hit the region yesterday. fortunately no serious problems were reported. on the cbs "money watch," disney's new streaming service has a bumpy start, and facebook launches a new payment system. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning,
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anne-marie. wall street turns its focus to washington once again. a side from the impeachment inquiry, jerome powell will head to capitol hill. he will testify on the economic outlook. now notable earnings reports scheduled for today include cisco and canada goose. stocks closed slightly higher yesterday led by gains in health care and technology shares. now the dow was literally unchanged. the s&p 500 gained 4 points, and the nasdaq added 21. disney-plus is getting a minus after having technical issues on launch day. some users said they could not log into the streaming service, and the mobile app was down. disney said the demand for disney-plus exceeded expectations. disney-plus launched for $7 a month or roughly $70 a year. it features contend from the disney library including "star wars," marvel, and pixar films. the u.s. supreme court is letting a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle user in the
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sandy hook elementary school shooting move forward. the lawsuit is being brought by a survivor and relatives of victims. the justices rejected remington arms' argument that a federal law shields firearms manufacturers from liability when its products are used in crimes. the national rifle association was among those urging the court to end the federal lawsuit against remington. america's biggest milk processor has filed for bankruptcy. the move comes amid a decades' long drop-off of milk consumption blamed on soda, juices, and nondairy substitutes. government data shows americans consumed around 24 gallons of milk per year in 1996 compared to just 17 gallons in 2018. dean foods is considering a sale to the dairy farmers of america. and facebook has launched a new payment system. facebook pay would work across social networks and apps. users would be able to use facebook pay to send money,
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♪ "people" has named john legend as this year's sexiest man alive. the "all of me" singer was revealed as the winner last night. 40-year-old legend says that he's excited to have earned the honor but also a little scared. as for his wife, chrissy teigen, she tweeted that she has fulfilled her dream of being with "people's" sexiest man alive. if you know anything about her twitter feed, we have censored that tweet. she didn't say that. greta thunberg is about to kick off her trip across the atlantic. she's scheduled to leave hampton, virginia. she will be on board a cat ma -- catamaran that leaves little to no carbon footprint. it will take roughly three weeks to get to spain where thunberg
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our top stories this morning -- the first public testimony is scheduled today in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine, and george kent, a high-level state department official, will testify before congress. both raise concerns over president trump's attempts to pressure ukraine to investigate joe biden. snow blanketed the great lakes to new england. the entire state of michigan saw at least some sort of snow this week. the national weather service said areas reported 30 inches of snow. the arctic cold surge is expected to shatter hundreds of mid-november records. and the mother of a missing florida girl has been arrested in connection with the girl's
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disappearance. brianna williams has been charged with felony child neglect. yesterday, investigators found remains believed to be 5-year-old taylor rose williams in alabama. the little girl disappeared from her jacksonville, florida, home last week. an arrest warrant has been issued for a connecticut banker accused of killing a hotel worker on the caribbean island of anguilla. errol barnett has new details. we want to warn you, the report contains some disturbing video. >> reporter: scott hapgood was a no show for a preliminary hearing monday, choosing to stay in the u.s. he says he fears for his safety. the government of anguilla called that concern totally groundless, labeled the father of three a fugitive, and said the arrest warrant will be issued through interpol. in august highway he said he wanted his day in court. in april he said he was attacked by hotel employee kenny mitchell who he says tried to rob him with a knife. a witness told cbs news hapgood
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it mitchell pinned down on the floor for 30 minutes before paramedics arrived. hapgood's wife says mitchell was alive when he left the room. >> an hour later, he passed away at the hospital. >> reporter: that's not true according to kenny mitchell's family. they gave this cell phone video to cbs news because they say it shows his lifeless body wheeled out of the crime scene. now there is an extradition treaty between the u.s. and the uk over which anguilla is a territory. but it's unclear if the trump administration will abide by it. just last month, president trump responded to hapgood's wife, imploring him for help by saying he would look into it and that something sounds for wrong with this case. errol barnett, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," special coverage of the public impeachment hearings. we'll get a preview from anchor norah o'donnell, "60 minutes" correspondent john dickerson
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and correspondent major garrett. jericka duncan talks with montgomery, alabama, mayor steven reed as he begins his first full day in office as the city's first african-american mayor. we'll check out a baby boom at a sheriff's department in missouri where deputies welcomed 17 babies this year. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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