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for this thursday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city, i'm nikki battiste it's thursday, february 27th, 2020. this is the cbs morning news. coronavirus mystery. california reports the first u.s. case where the infection resulted from unknown origins. how the u.s. is responding to the outbreak and what you can do to protect yourself. a gunman kills five of his co-workers and then himself at a brewery in wisconsin. what we're learning about the shooter this morning. a new twist in the college admissions scandal. lawyers for lori laughlin and her husband now claim new evidence exonerates them. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquaters
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in new york. we begin with some alarming developments about the coronavirus here in the u.s. a patient in california maybe the first in the country to contract tillness from community exposure. that means the cdc does not know how the patient got the virus. the person never travelled to asia and does not know anyone who did. the patient is now being treated at u.c. davis medical center. this latest infection brings the total number of cases in america to at least 60. more than 81,000 cases worldwide. but at least 47 countries are now reporting confirmed cases. more being added every day. what do we know about this new case in california. >> well, doctors are being tight lipped about this patient in california but we do know they were transferred from another northern california hospital.
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this comes as the white house is trying to down play the risk for americans. >> president trump looked to ease fears over the coronavirus outbreak. >> because of all we have done the risk to the american people looks low. >> mr. trump tapped vice president mike pence to head the administration's response. >> we're ready to adapt and we're ready to do whatever we have to. >> you have directed this team to take all steps necessary to continue to ensure the health and wellbeing of the american people. >> health officials though warned more infections are likely. >> the trajectory of what we're looking at over the weeks and months ahead is very uncertain. high hop for adent trump has response. >> we're rapidly developing vaccines. >> the health experts were more cautious. >> the answer to containing is
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public health measures. we can't rely on the vaccine over the next several months to a year. >> after the briefing the cdc reported a new case in california may be the first in the u.s. not connected to foreign travel. >> it suggests that we don't know where they got it from so the person that exposed them probably exposed others so there's probably other cases out there in the community that we don't know about. >> dr. bloomberg works at the university of california medical center in sacramento. screening for travel is probably not enough anymore because there's community transmission. >> officials are trying to track down people that have been in contact with the patient. >> meanwhile, new york is alsos bracing for a coronavirus outbreak. hundreds of people have been voluntarily asked to self-isolate. they're being asked to report their temperatures or any symptoms daily. >> a lot of concern out there. what are health officials saying about how this is spreading and what we can do to slow it down. >> it's most transmitted through sneezes, coughs and contaminated surfaces. health officials say the best way to avoid infection is the same as avoiding the flu. by taking steps like washing your hands and avoiding close
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contact with people that are sick. >> wash those hands. elise, thanks. an investigation is underway into the latest mass shooting in america. a gunman killed five fellow workers yesterday before taking his own life. the shooter was an active employee at the coors leverage company in milwaukee. >> reporter: a gunman opened fire at the brewing company campus in milwaukee. >> officers located the suspect. a 51-year-old milwaukee man, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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at this time we have located five additional deceased adult victims. >> reporter: the latest u.s. mass shooting erupted wednesday afternoon at the complex. >> they thought they were going to go to work and finish their day and return to their families. we're a family here in milwaukee and this is an unthinkable tragedy for us. >> reporter: during a news conference about coronavirus, president trump spoke about the milwaukee victims. >> our hearts break for them and our loved ones. >> reporter: many details remain unclear as officers put on tactical gear employees were warned by e-mail to find a safe place to hide. neighboring schools went on lock down. >> we were in shock because we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: police said there was no longer an active threat. cbs news, new york.
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democratic presidential hopefuls are making their final pitch ahead of south carolina's primary this weekend. hours after facing off at tuesday's debate six of the contenders appeared at the national action network prayer breakfast yesterday. joe biden is leading in south carolina. bernie sanders is dominating nationally. still biden says he's counting on voters in the state to help him get nominated. >> i firmly believe, once again on saturday, you hold in your hands in south carolina the power to choose the next president of the united states. >> joe, you're not going to bring working people into the political process when you voted for a terrible bankruptcy bill. >> meantime, biden also picked
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up a big south carolina endorsement yesterday from congressman jim clyburn. a political powerhouse in south carolina. lawyers for actress lori laughlin and her husband claim new evidence exonerates the couple in the college admissions scandal. yesterday the couple's attorney filed paperwork saying th wriy rickprovidhe singer. he is the admitted ring leader of the scheme. lawyers say those notes support the couple's claim that they believed their payments were legitimate donations and not bribes. they are accused of paying a half million dollars to get their daughters into the university as crew recruits. both pleaded not guilty. the search for a missing tennessee toddler turned to north carolina. they're looking for 15 month old evelyn may boswell in a pond
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yesterday. the search was inconclusive. an amber alert was issued for the little girl last week but the last time anyone actually saw her was back in december. the girl's mother, megan boswell is now under arrest accused of giving a false police report. officials say her story just keep changing. she claims she left her daughter with her mother, the child's grandmother. >> we went out to eat and my mom got her. she was wearing a little hot pink track suit with matching bow and little matching shoes. >> the grandmother and her boyfriend were arrested last week on unrelated charges. coming up on the morning news, the house passes a historic bill to make lynching a federal hate crime. and logging off for lent. why pope francis wants the faithful to disconnect. this is cbs morning news. g news. and look up to 5 years younger in 12 weeks with new no7
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orbiting the earth, they shared images of the object they discovered last halloween from a telescope in arizona. pictures show the mine moon passing through the constellation of arias. how many? it's an estimated 3 to 7 feet across. small moon. it's expected to eventually burn up harm leslie in the earth's atmosphere. pope francis wants you to disconnect for lint and after many, many tries the house passes a meaningful bill. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand today. the washington post reports on the house passing a historic anti-lynching bill. the emmet till anti-lynching act was passed. lawmakers had tried and failed to pass anti-lynching bills in various forms nearly 200 times. this measure designates lynching as a federal hate crime
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punishable by up to life in prison. it's named after emmet till who was lynched and tortured after a white woman accused him of grabbing and whistling at her. today will send a message that such actions have no place in the united states of america. >> the senate unanimously passed a similar bill last year. the measure is expected to be signed by president trump. our idaho affiliate said a judge denied a request from the mother of two missing idaho children to have her bail reduced from $5 million. she appeared in court yesterday on the island in hawaii. she waved an extradition hearing and agrowed to be sent back to idaho. 7-year-old j.j. and 17-year-old ryan disappeared in december.
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she was arrested on alleged child abandonment. >> this case is extraordinary, especially given the fact that the very same day investigators went to her house. >> police say she and her new husband have lied about the children's whereabouts. usa today reports pope francis surged catholics on ash wednesday, get off the internet will you please, for lint. francis urged thousands of faithful in st. peters square to put down their cell phones for the next six weeks and pick up the bible instead. he said we quote live in an atmosphere polluted by too much verbal violence and too many offensive and harmful words. he went on to say people insult each other as if they were saying good day. still ahead, keeping families together. why airlines are being urged to change their seating policy for families with young children. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the cuntry. pol for pol for familiesh
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as part of the settlement, columbia gas will pay $53 million and plead guilty next month causing a series of natural gas explosions in the state in 2018. the blast killed one person and damaged dozens of homes. on the cbs money watch, major airl aedo keep esether ftsnd complaints continue over the super bowl halftime show. diane is down at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> good morning, well, investors appear to still be nervous about the spread of the coronavirus, another round of declines this morning and yesterday two of the major indices extended losses. the dow tumbled 123 points. the nasdaq added 15 while the s&p 500 lost 11. jet blue is defending change in cancellation fees due to the coronavirus outbreak. it applies to new travel bookings between now and march 11th and trips that end by june 1st. they're pressuring other airlines to follow suit. jetblue does not fly to china and south korea where carriers already issued waivers.
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facial recognition software maker clearvu ai announced they suffered a data breach. it includes the list of customers, the number of searches the customer made and how many accounts each customer had. customers were told about the breach in a notification from the company. they did not specify how the breach happened but released a statement claiming security is the company's top priority. this year's super bowl halftime show featuring jennifer lopez and shakira is in the headlines. the fkc received more than 1,300 complaints about the performance. specifically the outfits and pole dancing. some suggests it should have an
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r rating. this isn't the first time complaints have been filed about the halftime show. adam levine drew criticism last year after performing shirtless. they're demanding major aligns allow parents to sit with their kids without extra fees. having children 13 and younger seated away from their parents is a security hazard. it also says the separation puts an unnecessary burden on passengers that have to fly next to unaccompanied minors. the petition has 87,000 signatures. >> our family has played this game of chicken with the airlinesment they want you to pay for the seats. >> exactly. >> we found in the last moment they put you together. >> they usually do. yes. i have experienced that. i have done the same thing. the game of chicken, if you will, and they have done that. there was once they accidentally
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here's a look at toda >>here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. you can just call him harry. that's what britain's prince harry asked to be called yesterday at a speaking engagement in scotland. still 6th in line to the throne and wife meghan markle are back in the u.k. for a final round of duties as senior royals. that comes as they step back and begin their new life in north america. former tennis champ maria sharapova says she is ready to scale another mountain.
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the five time grand slam winner announced yesterday she has retired from tennis and in an essay published in vanity fair she cited injuries as part of the reason for her decision. in 2016 she was suspended for using a banned substance. she came back more than a year later but was not able to return to the top. tim tebow is taking a route to his baseball dreams. the new york mets minor league outfielder wants to play in the world baseball classic next year. well, to do that, the former heisman trophy winner, remember he played football, he'll play for the philippines in qualifiers next month. he's eligible because he was born in the philippines. his parents were missionaries, before moving to the u.s. when he was four. coming up a bit later on cbs this morning, in our series pushing the limits, we'll meet a blind entrepreneur that's making rock climbing accessible for the
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maybe the first in the u.s. to contract the coronavirus from community exposure. the cdc does not know how the patient became infected. the person never travelled to asia and does not know anyone that did. the patient is being treated at u.c. davis medical center. an investigation is underway in milwaukee after a gunman killed five fellow workers. it happened yesterday afternoon at the brewing company. schools went on lock down. the shooter was an active employee. they say he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. five people are now facing charges for allegedly blot plotting to intimidate journalists and others including
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a cabinet secretary by terrorizing them in their homes. the connection between the suspect and a white supremacist group. the arrest involved members of a neo nazi group. they have been on law enforcement's radar for several years. >> they vowed to accelerate the collapse of civilization using violence, masked murder, hate and threat. >> the five individuals are all charged with making threats. four were involved in a plot to hand hate-filled posters like
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this one to the homes of journalists and activists. many of them jewish. the fifth is alleged to have called in fake threats to virginia university, a historic black church and even then department of homeland security secretary kirsten nielson. christopher ray elevated racially motivated violent extremism to a national threat priority. it's diverse and unrelenting. >> domestic extremists were responsible for at least 42 deaths last year alone and 90% of those were linked to right-wing extremists. >> the violence associated with these groups has surpassed the violence associated with groups that we deem international terrorism groups here in the united states. >> the fbi has created domestic hate crimes. and that involves working under cover and tracking what suspects are doing online if there is evidence that they are claiming violence. cbs news washington. coming up, a bit later on cbs this morning, in our new series eye on america, america left behind, cbs news contributor shows us how the working poor are slipping into homelessness and the impact that it has on children. plus in the series pushing the limits, we'll meet a blind entrepreneur who is making rock climbing accessible for the
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visually impaired and the best selling author mike hyman tells us about his new book food fix which examines how food is at the center of the global health, economic, and environmental crisis. that's the cbs morning news for this thursday. thanks so much for watching. have a great day.
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