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weekday morning starting 4:30 captioning funded by cbs good morning, it's tuesday, it february 20th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." students who saw their classmates killed at a florida high school head to their state capitol today to confront lawmakers over gun control. they're joined in spirit by students around the country who are also rallying for change. the couple who took in the school shooting suspect said he had a right to own the ar-15 rifle he allegedly used to kill 17 people. why they say the massacre has not changed their opinion. a startling case of a man who seemingly came back to life after he was declared dead. his wife tells us hospital staff ignored her pleas for help after
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she saw him moving and breathing. plus, sunken gold called america's greatest lost treasure goes on display this week. we're inside a secure lab with the more than $50 million discovery and an ongoing mystery that left one explorer in jail. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. change needs to happen, and children are dying. it needs to end now. never again. >> shooting survivors take their message to the state capitol. >> we all are so strong. we all are so powerful. >> this is the last time a school shooting is going to look like a terrorist attack. >> the deadly shooting set off rallies with people demanding tougher gun laws. >> shame! >> accused gunman nikolas cruz appeared in court with his head bowed, barely acknowledging his own attorney. shooting survivors challenge washington to do something about guns. >> there are things we should be
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able to do, but in this polarized, paralyzed environment, i'm not particularly optimistic. a large storm that threatens the middle of the country with heavy rain. some towns along the ohio river are already under water. >> i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. president trump has endorsed mitt romney for senate in utah. >> a sign the president and romney have mended fences. all that -- >> kfc has been forced to close locations in the united kingdom because of a chicken shortage. no! skiing the halfpipe, she's basically used a loophole to sneak into the olympics. >> on "cbs this morning." i love you. >> oh, no! [ laughter ] >> helping our son write his first valentine's day card to his sister, toni. >> what will you write? >> i love you -- >> because? >> you're my sister, and i have
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to. [ laughter ] >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota -- let's go places. ♪ one day he'll really love his sister and won't have to -- he will feel that. welcome to "cbs this morning." students from marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida will resume classes next tuesday. that's nearly two weeks after the shooting that killed 17 people. about 100 are making preparations to confront lawmakers on gun conol before they return to school. >> that's right. this afternoon they will go to florida's capitol in tallahassee to say this must be the last massacre. tomorrow they will march in the first organized rally of the #neveragain moment. other students from california to washington, d.c., are holding their own protests, calling on legislators to reform gun laws. adriana diaz is in parkland, florida, where survivors of last week's shooting hope their voices will be heard.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these students have quickly become the new face of an old debate, and they say they'll be unrelenting in their calls for stricter gun laws. we asked a 14-year-old if she's nervous about talking to state lawmakers at the capitol, and she said, "i got this." >> i pulled this together in a matter of 48 hours. it's just absolutely overwhelming. >> reporter: 17-year-old jacqueline corrin is leading the charge for change. >> 100 kids standing in the state capitol building of tallahassee is a very symbolic message. >> reporter: with less than 24 hours before tease teen activists -- before these teen activists hit the road to meet with legislators, they're making sure nothing is overlooked. >> literally taking over our lives but in a good way. >> reporter: a week after their school was shattered by gunfire, these high schoolers are wanting stricter help for people with mental illness and outright ban of assault weapons.
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>> we have the opportunity to ensure that that's going to be change in the future. >> reporter: a nationwide poll taken after the shooting finds america is still divided on an assault weapons ban. 50% support a ban. 46% oppose. and the students will likely face an uphill battle in florida, a state with some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. the #neveragain movement has been picking a theme on social media since the ft. lauderdale rally saturday. protests were held across the country on monday, and two nationwide marches are in the pipeline for next month. alex wind is one of the movement's founders. >> now it stops. never again will this happen, and never again will it happen in this country or any other country for that matter. we are the future. we are the ones that are going to make the change. you know, if congress or the state or anyone doesn't want to do anything, you know what, we're going to do it. >> reporter: before they head to tallahassee, many of the students will attend the funeral
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of 16-year-old carmen shentrup. her parents said she was going to change the world. maybe her classmates can change it for her. norah? >> thank you so much. carmen's funeral is one of at least two to be held today for victims of wednesday's shooting. more than 1,500 mourners attended services in coral springs yesterday for 15-year-old luke hoyer and 14-year-old alaina petty. alaina's family described her as a determined young woman who wanted to serve. she was a junior rotc member who volunteered to clean up after hurricane irma. luke's family remembered him for his smile, good nature, and love of basketball. accused gunman nikolas cruz was in court yesterday but may not be back for a while. his public defender says the suspect will probably not appear at future hearings because there's no need for it. we have more from outside the jail where cruz is being held
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without bail. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, here's how it played out -- cruz's defense attorneys argued he should not be present in the courtroom because it would create a "media circus." the judge ruled against him saying that he should be there. the accused gunman showed up dressed in a prison jumpsuit. he stared at the ground and spoke only briefly to his lawyer. the hearing focused on the rules goin forward and whether documents including those about the state welfare agency's past interactions with cruz should be made public. also yesterday, florida governor rick scott called on the fbi to release details surrounding its failure to take action after receiving a tip last month about cruz. that tip described his alleged erratic behavior, desire to kill people, and potential to conduct a school shooting. the fbi tells cbs news it has no comment on the governor's request. cbs news has also learned that over the last year, cruz purchased at least seven rifles. his defense attorneys have said he would plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder if
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the death penalty is off the table. but no decisions have been made about that. >> all right, manuel, thank you very much. the family that took in nikolas cruz says they knew he was depressed but had no idea how troubled he really was. james and kimberly sneed let cruz live in their house after his mom died back in november. cruz was a friend of their son's. john blackstone sat down with the sneeds to ask about the 19-year-old's life and his history with guns. the nik we knew is not the nik that everyone seems to know. >> he pulled one over on us as well as a lot of people. >> reporter: nikolas cruz had been living with the sneed family for three months when he allegedly carried out the deadliest school shooting in florida history. how many guns did he have? >> i'm not sure. five or six. >> reporter: he was coming into your house, and you didn't know how many guns he had? >> i knew he had five or six. i don't know -- i don't know what kind they were. didn't matter what kind of guns they were. i have guns.
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i respect guns. as long as they're handled properly. >> safely. >> safely. and one of the stipulations with him moving in is to have a gun safe before he moved in. >> reporter: you wanted him to have a gun safe but you didn't know how many or what kind of guns he would be putting in -- >> i thought they were hunting rifles. >> reporter: you thought hunting rifles? >> i knew he had an assault rifle. i knew he used it out hunting. >> reporter: that seemed a reasonable thing? >> it's his right to own a gun. >> reporter: you thought it was fine for a 19-year-old to own aar-15? >> it's his right. >> reporter: do you feel any different now? >> no. no. >> reporter: according to the florida department of children and families report, cruz suffered from depression, adhd, and autism. between 2011 and 2016, broward county sheriff's deputies were called to cruz's mother's home 39 times. several of them allegedly due to cruz's violent outbursts. didn't worry you, him having
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access to guns? >> no. he was just depressed. we thought he was depressed over his mother's death. >> reporter: were there any signs of trouble beyond his depression? >> no. we had him on a positive path, trying to heal. he just blew it -- just -- just -- >> floored us. we had no idea. >> absolutely floored us. absolutely floored us. >> reporter: ruined his future. ruined the future of 17 others and their families. >> their families. >> very selfish act. >> reporter: do you feel any responsibility for that itself? >> we feel heartfelt sorrow for the families involved. as far as feeling responsibility, you know, we worked that out, and there was nothing different we would have done. >> james sneed also told john blackstone he thought there was only one key to the gun safe but now believes there were two and nikolas cruz had the other.
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>> interesting interview to hear their perspective on this. >> it is. americans are divided over banning assault weapons. a new poll shows they agree more needs to be done to stop gun violence. 77% say congress is not doing enough to prevent mass shootings in the u.s. 62% say president trump is not doing enough. margaret brennan is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. press secretary sarah sanders says here at the white house officials will take the next two weeks to meet with students, educators, law enforcement, and governors to discuss what can be done. president trump has said no student or teacher should be in danger in an american school. >> shame on you! >> reporter: dozens of high school students called for stronger gun control. whitney bowen said words from the president fell short. >> something needs to change, and politicians have the power to make that change. >> very sad.
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>> reporter: on friday, the president victimed school shooting victims but ignored -- visited school shooting victims but ignored questions on gun control. he reviewing a bill by john cornyn of texas that aims to make the background check system more effective by improving how federal and state governments report offenses including criminal records that could prohibit people from buying a gun. >> this scourge of school shooting after school shooting. >> reporter: connecticut democrat chris murphy co-sponsored the bill but also cautioned that no one should pretend this bill alone is an adequate response to this epidemic. >> keep your guns -- [ cheers ] >> reporter: one gun-control law that president trump did enact was to overturn obama-era regulation aimed at preventing mentally ill persons from buying a gun. >> we're restoring the rule of law and protecting our cherished second amendment.
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>> reporter: florida republican senator marco rubio argued further gun control is pointless since there are already so many guns on american streets. >> that genie's out of the bottle. the same argument as get rid of our nuclear weapons. we could, but china's not, russia's not. >> reporter: now the nra does support the cornyn/murphy bill that does not expand on background checks, nor does it ban any kind of weapon, one of the demands made by the student organizers in parkland that you heard adriana diaz spoke with. the administration is still reviewing whether or not to ban bump stocks. that's a device that the shooter in the las vegas massacre used to increase his rate of fire. >> thanks. one thing about that polling is that even though people want congress to move, there's been no change in opinion about assault weapons after this which is what the students are calling for. president trump is endorsing mitt romney in the utah senate race. the president tweeted yesterday that romney "will make a great senator and worthy successor to orrin hatch." hatch is retiring at the end of the year.
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romney tweeted a thanks for the president's support. >> the two republicans are putting aside bad blood stretching from the 2016 presidential campaign to as recently as a few months ago. romney often criticized candidate trump. he also said he would not have accepted mr. trump's endorsement during his a 2012 presidential bid in light of his divisive campaign rhetoric. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> i don't like romney. i don't like him. he thinks he's hot stuff. >> there's plenty of evidence that mr. trump is a con man, a fake. >> the last election should have been won except romney choked like a dog. he choked. he went -- i can't breathe. >> mr. trump also previously tweeted that romney was a disaster candidate and a dope. during the transition, romney was under consideration to be president trump's secretary of states. it's interesting to see that the two have mended fences.
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hard to believe when you look at how the personal attacks were back in the day. >> whether they mended fences or whether it's politically expedient for both to make this kind of endorsement -- >> and whether it lasts through the news cycle until tomorrow. i mean, their dnas are entirely different. >> that's right. >> we'll be watching. much of the country is facing unusual weather today. temperatures are swinging wildly in many areas. it's going to feel like spring here in the northeast. new york will be in the 60s today and 70s tomorrow. washington's high is expected to hit 73 today. out west, the freeze is on. the northern rockies are facing temperatures as low as 26 below, and it will drop below freezing in much of california. >> millions in the midwest and south faced flooding. residents in riverfront communities near louisville, kentucky, were forced to move to higher ground. in cincinnati, water levels could rise another 12 inches by tomorrow morning. flood warnings are in place through saturday. heavy rains triggered new flood warnings along the ohio river. the threat stretches from ohio
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to missouri. team usa bounced back at the winter olympics. american athletes won medals on skates and on skis. the shib sins won bonds in the ice dance and fished ninth -- finished ninth in the sochi games. ben tracy's in pyeongchang, south korea, with the team's big turnaround. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. more good news. the u.s. men's hockey team also won its do-or-die match and move to the quarterfinals. a nice shot in the arm for team usa which has struggled in these games. >> he needs to go really big. >> reporter: the u.s. women went huge in the halfpipe. >> wow, tremendous speed coming in -- >> reporter: sigourney landed all of her tricks for a place on the podium. >> and brita sigourney is taking
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home the bronze. >> everyone was skiing so well. i've never seen an entire field of women skiing be pushed to such a high level in one event. i think that was honestly the climax of our sport so far. >> reporter: the defending olympic champion, american maddie bowman -- >> here's where she's had all her troubles. does she have the right nine -- no! >> reporter: crashed on all three runs. the agony of defeat painfully clear. there was also some heartbreak in the ice dance final for madison chock and evan bates. >> oh, no! >> reporter: the shib since, alex and maya, made the most of their showing, getting the bronze medal and what they called the best skate of their lives. [ cheers ] yet nobody could compete with the canadians.
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scott moir and tessa virtue were perfection, winning gold and the most decorated skaters in olympic history. one of the most-talked-about moments here in the past 24 hours is perhaps the least remarkable. take a look at this. right there. that is a woman named elizabeth swainy she's not exactly conquering the halfpipe. she doesn't have any tricks. swainy is an american who has always dreamed of being in the olympics but would have had no chance of making the u.s. team with those skills. so she found a loophole -- she joined hungary's team, the home of her grandparents. by showing up at enough international competitions and with no real competition in hungary, she accumulated enough points to make it to the olympics. as one man said on twitter, she has validated the mantra of work smarter, not harder. norah? >> she can still ski very, very well. good for her. finding the loophole. >> i like it. the shib sibs, they put mom on
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon, the 19th century fast aid of old city building, that caught fire this past building , it caught fire sunday morning, city officials say it appears in dining every eminent collapse and will have to come down. there is no word and when caused the fire and investigators still haven't been able to get inside completely because of the ceiling and wall collapses. we send it to ever katie with a check on today's forecast it , will get very warm today. >> very warm day but naught without its own set of issues, we have drizzle specially fog that is really slowing things down. as you try to make your way out tore just commute this morning. we do have region wide dense fog advisory posted until 10:00 a.m. but notice, that the fog is definitely at it worse through southeastern pa specially
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northwest of the city. so that's where it is at it thickest, still going to encounter visibility again, even little fine drizzle w time those clouds break apart, we soar on the thermometer, low 70s, mid 70s today, tomorrow, respectfully, and two new records for the the books, meisha. >> katie thank you so much. that fog still posing a problem for us, we have an accident 95 north at the blue route vehicle went off the road here right lane block on 951 lane blocked on the off ramp. accident investigation on 611 still out here easton road southbound closed between mill road and the pa turnpike, back to you. >> thank you, next update at clock five, a up next on cbs this morning, who is responsible for the death after man who lived for hours after he was declared deaths. i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning -- facebook's vice president of advertising is apologizing for a twitter post that appeared to contradict robert mueller's russia investigation. rob goldman tweeted friday after the special counsel indicted 13 russians for interfering in the u.s. elections. the indictment mentioned facebook 35 times. the facebook executive said swaying the election was not the main goal of the russia misinformation campaign. president trump later re-tweeted him. facebook seemed to distance itself from goldplan's tweets say -- goldman's tweets saying, "nothing we found contradicts the special counsel's indictments. any suggestion otherwise is wrong." >> what was wrong what he said. if you fact-check it, the
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indictment does say they were trying to disparage hillary clinton and support donald trump. a federal judge approved a $300 million loan for puerto rico's troubled power company. the money will keep the agency operating until late march. the nearly 250,000 power customers are still without power five months after hurricane maria devastated the island. and change, it's coming to the national pastime. major league baseball will now limit pitching mound visits in an effort to speed up the action. the new rules announced yesterday limit coach, manager, and player visits to six per nine-inning games. it used to be unlimited. the players association refused to agree but signed an agreement saying it will not oppose the rules. the startling case of a man who lived for hours after he was declared dead is set to go to trial in april. tammy cleveland says her husband michael kept moving and breathing after she was told he died. she says hospital staff ignored her pleas for help until a coroner alerted them saying
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"dead people don't move." >> the doctor in the hospital say they did nothing wrong, and the delay did not cause his ultimate death. on friday, a new york judge allowed the lawsuit to proceed, but reportedly denied her request for punitive damages. she spoke to dr. tara narula one week ago today about the night she saw her husband seemingly came back to life. good morning, very tragic story. >> yes, it is. michael cleveland was a 46-year-old married father with no known history of heart problems until he went into cardiac arrest one night in 2014. >> that's one of my favorite pictures. it's usually -- something silly, always making me laugh. >> reporter: tammy cleveland's happy memories cannot erase the nightmare of her husband's final hours. >> can you imagine what -- it must have like for him to listen to the people that i should be able to trust telling me -- trying to convince me and my family that he's dead and laying there alive. >> reporter: michael cleveland
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collapsed while shopping for dinner in this buffalo-area supermarket. medics performed cpr and shocked his heart, then rushed him to nearby degraffe memorial hospital. less than an hour later he was pronounced dead by e.r. dr. gregory perry. when you first walked in, what was your observation? >> that michael wasn't dead. he was following me with his eyes. it wasn't just an involuntary thing. he looked right at me. >> reporter: you saw his eyes tracking you? you saw his body moving? what else did you witness that made you think he might still be alive? >> he was, you know, trying to hug me. he brought his legs up on the gurney, knees bent, flat footed. i mean, he was breathing. >> reporter: she claims that over the next several hours, her husband continued showing signs of life. and his family repeatedly asked medical staff to check him. did you see his chest moving? >> yes. chest moving up and down. >> reporter: while dr. perry
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entered the room twice, the lawsuit says on those first visits he did not perform a physical exam that could confirm life or death. >> he never put a hand on him and never put a stethoscope on him. >> reporter: did he hook him up to a monitor or ekg? >> never. and michael had that tube down his throat. >> reporter: what was his explanation for why michael was still moving? >> he said that michael was only 46 years old. he said that he's got a lot of life out of his -- to expel out of his body. >> reporter: a coroner came to remove the body. according to his pretrial testimony, he was startled by what he saw and called out for nurses to get dr. perry. "dead people don't move," he said, "he needs to go in there and check his pulse." two hours and 40 minutes after michael had been pronounced dead, dr. perry examined him and found a pulse. he was alive. medical tests showed michael had suffered a heart attack. he was transferred to buffalo general medical center. doctors there performed a procedure to open a blocked artery. but it was too late.
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at 10:48 the next morning, michael cleveland died. >> i need closure. i need accountability. >> reporter: dr. perry and degraffe memorial hospital would not comment citing the pending lawsuit. degraffe memorial has said in legal filings that it followed all medical standards and required procedures. dr. perry, seen here at his 2010 medical school graduation, said in his deposition that he did check for a pulse in those first two visits and found no signs of life. but on the third visit, michael clevelaná.d's condition was "vastly different." the doctor at buffalo general who opened the blocked artery stated in his deposition that michael cleveland was too sick and he would never have survived even without the delay at degraff. cbs news legal analyst rickey cleman says the effect of that delay will be a critical issue for the jury. >> you'll have defense experts who say they did everything they could, and then he was pronounced dead. and no matter even if that was
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in error -- and we know it was in error because he became alive -- that that would have made no difference. he was going to die anyway. plaintiff's experts are going to say of course there was a chance that he would have survived. he was only 46 years old. >> reporter: do you carry guilt that you were supposed to be michael's voice and you couldn't do enough for him? >> i trusted -- i trusted the medical field at the time. yeah, i feel horrible. >> it's hard for any doctor who wasn't there to comment on this particular case. that being said, in general when someone has a heart attack due to a blocked artery, every minute counts because the heart muscle dies very quickly without oxygen. >> and you can't help but feel for mrs. cleveland. you can feel her pain. and what you just said, every minute, every second counts in a time like this. what can families do when the hospital staff isn't listening, when you say, look, i know what i see here?
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>> that's one of the big messages. i know that's what tammy felt strongly about. that you don't have to feel helpless or powerless even though you're in this vulnerable state as a patient or family member. there is a ladder or chain of command that you can escalate things to. you can go to the attending physician in charge of the unit you're in, whether that's the e.r. or the floor. there's always an administrator on call, a chief medical officer, an executive director. and you should feel that you can escalate things if you're not being heard. >> you should never stand down when you can see something. >> that's right. >> apparently she saw him following her with his eyes. >> she did. she did. >> interesting story. >> interest could and tragic. >> -- interesting and tragic. >> yes. thank you. one of california's leading me too activists faces multiple accusations of skmuexual miscont herself. >> it's shocking, but it's not true. >> ahead, how she says she has no plans to step down despite calling on others to face similar allegations to do so. and we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast.
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the california state lawmaker at the forefront of the me too movement faces a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations herself. four former employees filed a formal complaint against assemblywoman cristina garcia. a member said he was fired after protesting when she suggested playing spin the bottle. garcia is on voluntary leave as investigators her that he groped two men. >> control our bodies and our futures! >> reporter: california assemblywoman cristina garcia has authored numerous bills about sexual assault and consent. she was featured in "time" magazine's "person of the year"
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issue, recognizing the me too movement's silence-breakers. now she's among the accused. >> i remember feeling confused about what had happened. >> reporter: daniel fierro was working in the california state capitol when he says garcia cornered him at a staff softball game. she touched you sexual? >> yes. she -- she -- her hand dropped down, she touched -- grabbed my butt. and i spun to turn around, and so as i turned, she tried to reach for my crotch. and she did. >> reporter: daniel fierro has said that you groped him at a softball game. did that happen? >> no. >> reporter: what do you remember happening that day? >> i was at the game, the end of the game. i left with staff and members. and so, you know, i have faith that the investigation will make sure and have the facts and clear my name. >> reporter: a second unnamed accuser also claims garcia made a graphic sexual proposal before groping him. something she denied.
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the four former state employees who have filed the formal complaint allege garcia talked openly about sexual activities with other elected officials. claimed to have sex in assembly offices and said having sex was a good way of getting information. >> that's definitely not anything that happened. not only did not have these conversations, but i'm not engaging in sex for information or votes. today women define what -- >> reporter: as a me too activist she's called on those accused of harassment to resign immediately, but she does not plan to do so herself. >> i don't know if i would go so far to say that it's hypocritical. what i do know is that it's incredibly questionable. >> i'm going to be respectful of the process. i've been trying really hard to be respectful of people coming forward. i've never had allegations like this against me. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," reporting from los angeles. >> garcia has yet to be interviewed by investigators. she's on unpaid leave until the investigation is complete. there's no clear timeline on what that will be.
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and maintenance are delayed. the current stopgap measure expires march 23rd. the hill reports on the pennsylvania supreme court releasing a new state congressional map. this is a big deal. the new map gives the potential boost to democrats in this year's house elections. it goes into effect in time for state's primaries in may. the court struck down the old republican-drawn map last month calling gerrymandering. republicans say they'll challenge the new map in federal court. the "washington post" reports google sweoftware can s heart attack risks by looking at the human eye. researchers scanned thousands of retina images and fed them into google's pattern recognizing artificial intelligence algorithms. the algorithms could predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack. they did not outperform medical approaches like blood tests. new york's "daily news" reports on a study that suggests drinking alcohol is key to living past 90. researchers tracked the habits of 1,700 people in their 90s.
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> good morning, i'm jim donovan, philadelphia police need your help finding a suspect who they say tried to enter a school with a gun. take a look at this surveillance video, outside of frederick douglas master i charter school. police believe the suspect on your screen between 13 to 16 years old, the doors to that school were locked. we send it right over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> depending where you are, jim, we have very, very thick fog that's still lying in across the region, southeastern pa, at its worse, especially just northwest of philly. this is a shot outside junior senior high school in bern ville, you won't know it except for the banner, rehoboth beach clearing out
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nicely, not a lot of sunshine just yet, you don't have the fog issues, so just depends where you are, very mild day, looking at two record breaking days in a row. meisha? >> kate, thank you so much. looking outside, we're still looking at this accident there is accident investigation, 611 southbound, still closed between mill road and pa turnpike, you'll have to use your alternates, your best bet another accident here york road southbound at blair mill road. intersection blocked. septa bus accident from a little earlier, still out there on frankford avenue, so avoid the area if you can, jim , over to you. >> next update is at 8:25, coming up cbs this morning the financial burden err of pursuing olympic gold. i'm jim donovan, make it a great day. get the best internet with the best shows
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good morning. it's tuesday, february 20th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." kids across the country are backing marjory stoneman douglas high school students who say no more massacres. ahead, margaret brennan on the white house options for supporting new gun laws. plus, how some u.s. olympic athletes get almost no financial help from the u.s. olympic committee. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> students from marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida are making preparations to confront lawmakers on gun control. >> these students have become the new face of an old debate. they say they'lling it -- they'll be unrelenting.
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a judge ruled against officials saying he should be there. sarah sanders says at the white house the officials will take the next two weeks to meet with students, educators, law enforcement, and governors to discuss what can be done. president trump is endorsing mitt romney in the utah senate race. the president said romney will make a great senator and worthy successor to orrin hatch. u.s. men's hockey team won its do-or-die match and will move to the finals. a nice shot in the arm for team usa which has struggled a bit in these games. a little bit soft. this is tight to the guard. >> we're still in the medal contention in curling. they beat canada! >> for the first time ever! >> that is 2018's miracle on ice right there. >> got the united states a much-needed victory. [ cheers ] welcome back, i'm norah o'donnell with gayle king and john dickerson.
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students and parents across the country are demanding change in response to the school massacre in parkland, florida. >> enough is enough! enough is enough! >> end gun violence! >> no more excuses! no more excuses! >> hundreds rallied from los angeles to charleston, south carolina, yesterday to support stronger gun control. one group of teenagers held a lie-in protest for three minutes outside the white house. they say it symbolized how long it took the alleged shooter to get an assault rifle. at a vigil in coral springs, florida, people called for action. adriana diaz asked some of the students about their demands. >> reporter: what is it that you want to see? do you want all guns banned, just assault rifles? >> we want assault rifles off the market. >> automatic, semiautomatic have no place in civilian society. >> it's a lot more than just gun control, we know that. but this is what we're trying to start with. >> florida lawmakers are considering gun-control measures ahead of a rally by students
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from stoneman douglas high in the state capitol tomorrow. lawmakers say a bill could include age limits and a waiting period for buying firearms. president trump plans to sit down with high school students and teachers tomorrow for what they're calling a listening session about school safety. the white house says it's part of a two-week-long discussion looking for a path forward on gun legislation. margaret brennan is at the white house with one change the president may support. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, president trump says he does support improving the federal background check system that will screen those purchasing firearms. a sign that he is at least hearing some of the outcry from activists and students across the country. now the president did speak on friday with texas republican senator john corrine about a bill aimed -- john cornyn about a bill aimed at making the existing federal background check system more effective. and it's getting support from the nra. the legislation itself would offer financial incentives to local and state authorities who
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upload information into that system. it seems at odds with the president's own 2019 budget proposal which cuts $12 million in funding that was set aside for states to upgrade those same records. now white house officials say they will take time to consider their options here. they haven't committed to any specific actions yet. they've previously voiced support for regulating bump stocks, a device used by the las vegas shooter to increase his rate of fire. the justice department and atf reviews began in december, and it has not yet been completed. norah? >> all right. thank you for that reporting. a dallas city councilelor is urging the national rifle association to move its annual conference scheduled for a dallas convention center. the nra says the event in may will feature more than 20 acres of firearm and accessory displays. dwayne caraway says the meeting is inappropriate after last week's school shooting. he told our david begnaud he wants the nra to speak with elected officials instead.
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>> i want the nra to come to the table, sit down, address gun violence, address gun laws, strengthen gun laws. help us stay safe. that's what the nra's responsibility should be. >> reporter: but the nra gets pushback all the time, and it doesn't affect them -- >> not as it's being pushed now. they've been pushed back by adults. >> reporter: they had pushback after sandy hook. >> they didn't have pushback from these kids. you have 13, 14-year-old kids making a difference. >> that's fair. >> a lot of people feel that way. the nra responded with this statement, "dallas, like every american city and community, is populated by nra members. no politician anywhere can tell the nra not to come to their city. we are already there." we're hearing from people who worked inside the russian troll factory named in special counsel robert mueller's indictment. the indictment identified 13 russians who allegedly tried to influence the 2016 presidential
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election using social media. elizabeth palmer spoke with a young activist who got a job in the factory. she is in st. petersburg with how the activist hopes the trolls can be brought to justice. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the russian government has pushed back fiercely against charges of trolling u.s. citizens in the run-up to the presidential elections. not all russians are in denial about it. we spoke to ludmila savchuk, an activist who went under ground in 2015 to get a job in the infamous troll factory. she was horrified by the round-the-clock operation including night shifts and depressed by the kremlin-aligned propaganda aimed at russians, as well as americans. what did you think when you saw the american indictment? >> translator: i felt as if it
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brought me back to life. they're never punished, so the u.s. indictment was a first step in bringing these people who are basically criminals to justice. >> reporter: she told us the trolls based in the office building on this street are still hard at work. [ speaking russian ] >> reporter: the u.s. operation may have wound down, but she says now the trolls are churning out pictures and fake news aimed at turning russian public opinion against americans. fighting that can be risky. are you afraid for yourself? >> translator: if i am to stay safe, i can't answer that question. >> reporter: at the end of that interview, ludmilla had a question for us -- how likely is it, she asked, that the 13 people named in the indictment would ever face u.s. justice? we had to tell her there is almost no chance because the
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russians are extremely unlikely to extradite them. >> all right, elizabeth palmer in st. petersburg, thank you. pop star fergie's answering critics of her now-infamous rendition of the national anthem at the nba all-star game. ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ o say does that >> that note right there that everybody goes yowza. the grammy winner's performance of the "the star spangled banner" caused a stir inside social media. some chuckles inside the staples center. fergie said in a statement she's always been honored to perform the national anthem. she added, "i'm a risk taker artistically. clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. i love this country, and honestly, i tried my best." that's the most important thing. favorite daughter kirby was there. she said it didn't sound as bad in the hall as we hear it on tv.
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but the players seemed to be having trouble, and jimmy kimmel had a hard time keeping his face straight. when you hear it out loud, it does sound jarring. i say leave her alone. >> haters gonna hate. >> haters gonna hate. she tried something new, and it didn't work. >> you know who that is, right, haters gonna hate? >> yes, i'm trying to stay out of this conversation. >> dropped a little taylor the other day. gayle and i are big taylor swift fans. >> we are. ahead, dana jacobson shows how many athletes in pyeongchang face two challenges -- doing their best and paying their bills. >> reporter: the olympic experience may be priceless, but getting here comes with a cost. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll introduce you to one of team usa's newest immediatalists who says -- medalists who says because of the financial burden he was thinking about giving up his sport for good.
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a cost to getting here. take those who have to crowd fund on line just to pay for some of their training or to get their families to pyeongchang. now there is a small group of fleets who get rich in their quest for olympic glory. for others, there is a harsh reality. >> it's like driving a car -- >> reporter: on oil -- >> on oil -- >> reporter: really fast -- >> -- really fast with guard rails around. >> reporter: for team usa luger chris mazdzer, riding really fast has paid off here in pyeongchang. >> it's awesome to say we did it, and thank you. >> reporter: he won silver in individual men's luge, becoming the first american man to ever medal in the event. it almost didn't happen. you a couple weeks ago thought i have to get out of the sport? >> exactly. i wanted to stay and do it another four years. the thought of staying in the sport without being able to make anything or be able to give back to pay rent, it's a serious thing that people don't know exists. >> reporter: while he savors the victory, he remembers the
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struggle. >> i was a bartender, i worked banquets, restaurants. it's a fight to get to that level. if you're as committed, you'll do anything. >> reporter: how big of a disparity is there between winter olympic athletes? >> well, huge. >> reporter: patrick quinn is an agent representing several of the tlooets games. >> reporter: when you think of the extreme of the von von and shaun white and vast number of olympians, it's difficult. touch for sure. >> reporter: unlike other countries, the u.s. federal government does not fund olympic programs. in 1978, congress turned over the job of representing american athletes to the u.s. olympic committee. a nonprofit. luger chris mazdzer has been successful enough to get free housing in an olympic training center. >> congratulations. that's awesome. >> you have to get to that level. but you're not really making any money.
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>> reporter: the usoc doles out money using a pay-for-performance model. athletes in sports that are most likely to win medals get the most money. >> coming from a small sport, i think when it does come down to the finances, yeah, there's a little bit of jealousy just because you feel like you're putting in a similar amount of effort. but you don't receive the same back. i think the reason you stay in luge is because you're passionate about. it. >> reporter: in its latest annual report, the usoc says 93% of its revenue goes to support olympic and paralympic athletes. 2008 olympian ben barger, a former member of the advisory council, estimates that just 6% reaches athletes' pockets in the form of direct payments. when asked if this figure was correct, the usoc said no but would not provide another number. barger told cbs news the u.s. congress should review what he calls the financial strategy and waste of the usoc. for athletes who fund their own way, sponsors can be a big
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source of financial help. but the ioc's rule 40 puts restrictions on brands that don't also sponsor the games. you can't use the word "olympic" or gold or silver or 2018. how do athletes work their sponsors if they're not olympic sponsors? >> it's challenging, and it gets complicated. >> reporter: you can't use the word. >> you can't use this word and you don't do it at this time. >> reporter: while the rules have been relaxed, a u.s. ski jumper tweeted his frustration saying the sponsorship ban makes it "hard for the little guy to make money or even just support themselves." >> i do compliment the usoc. they do a tremendous amount of bringing sponsors in to support as many athletes as they can. the reality is they can't fund all of the athletes that need the funding. and so some of the rules have actually been relaxed. >> reporter: as for luger chris mazdzer, he's pondering a future as a financial planner. but he's not giving up his sled just yet. a few weeks ago you didn't know if you would continue financially. what does that silver medal mean
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now? >> this silver medal right here says i'm going another four years, and it also gives me the ability, first off, to say thank you. but to be able to give back because i understand the struggle. i've been there for many, many years. >> reporter: mazdzer said that while he wasn't always rewarded financially for his sport, he was paid in life experience. things he would not have gotten to do otherwise. and as he moves forward, he'll have help along the way. patrick quinn, the agent who we spoke with, will now be working with him. we should point out that we reached out to the international olympic committee for comment on our story. they referred us t the usoc. john? >> dana jacobson in pyeongchang. really interesting story. >> yeah, seems like they should be able to make some kind of living while trying to compete for the united states of america. >> yeah. >> especially because it's a dream. can you imagine that you know you have the talent and you just want somebody to believe in you. please send money. >> maybe now more will. >> yeah. one of the world's most active volcanos shoots smoke and ash tens of thousands of feet
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clouds of ash and smoke shot nearly 24,000 feet into the air when this volcano erupted in indonesia. no one was hurt during the eruption of mt. sinabung. airlines were warned to avoid the danger zone. the jet can damage jet engines and bring down planes. areas around the crater have been off limits for years because of frequent volcanic activity. >> sinabung with an "s." not like at the airport. >> got it. are we entering a new golden age of space travel?
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>> more than dozen people are being looked into. frankford and orthodox, 15 passengers from septa bus taken to einstein medical center, bus driver also taken to aria-torresdale with non- life threaten inning injuries. we sends over to kate way check on today's forecast, very warm forecast for today? >> yes, for today as well as tomorrow, just in general, this is above average, but the warmest days come today and specially tomorrow. we look at the against fog advisory, though, there is cents a change, from the last time we showed this to you. now, the shore towns, at least the shore counties as well as southern delaware now take taken out of the advisory so-so not as big of an issue
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for you there. here is a look at the current visibilities there, still very , very poor in the north and western counties, berks, lancaster, lehigh valley area. still going to encounter some very poor visibility traveling in these areas. and with time, at least, we can expect that those clouds will break for more and more sunshine and with time those temperatures also very efficiently specially tomorrow with both days expected to be record breakers. >> katie, thank you so much. speaking of the fog, speed restrictions, still have them, have been talking about them all morning, still out there on the ben franklin bridge, betsy ross, walt whitman bridge, down to 25 miles per hour, plus an accident on the roosevelt boulevard northbound at byberry road right lane compromised see all of the yellow letting you know you're traveling less than supposed speeds every course. this accident investigation, still out there, 611 easton road southbound closed between mill road and pa turnpike. your alternate, blair mill, plus nearby, the intersection blocked over there, back to you. >> next update 85:00, ahead, the lateness space exploration
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a curious cougar. that's what i said, got too close for comfort for some wisconsin residents. look at the animal caught on camera peering into the window outside of a house in milwaukee. it was at least the third cougar sighting in the area in a month. this is how the cougar lunges -- lunge. state wildlife officials say it's probably the same young male cougar just looking for food or shelter. can you imagine in your kitchen, just hanging out, scrambling eggs, and that things lunges? >> two bedrooms -- >> yeah. right. >> some men i know welcome the sight of a cougar. >> a cougar. >> all right.
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what? what? what -- come on. come on. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "telegraph" reports oxfam's chief executive is under investigation over the handling of a sex abuse scandal. oxfam is one of the world's biggest disaster relief charities. mark goldring faces questions today from british lawmakers about oxfam's work in haiti. its staff is accused of sexual abuse and exploitation there when the charity was responding to the 2010 earthquake. goldring is caught up in the investigation at oxfam. it follows a complaint over how senior management has responded to requests to reopen a 2010 case involving allegations of sexual abuse. "usa today" reports alcoholic beverage producers are hailing a giant tax cut. it slashes the federal excise tax on spirits, wine, and beer through next year. distillers pay lower prices per proof gallon of liquor.
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the beer industry predicts it will save u.s. beermakers $142 million every year. "the times of london" also has a story about alcohol. it says french winemakers are seeing red over a wine warning by the country's health minister. the minister said claims that wine could be beneficial and increase life expectancy are incorrect. she added wine is bad for health -- is not as bad for health, rather, as beer, whiskey, or vodka. after protests she acknowledged that wine is important to french culture. "usa today" reports on hidden details revealed under an iconic picasso painting from his blue period. the 1902 masterpiece known as "the crouching woman" was painted on top of another painting by unknown artists. scientists used advanced imaging technology to reveal the second painting. picasso turned mountains into the original into part of the figure shown in his painting. and the "minneapolis star-tribune" reports lucky
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charms' newest marshmallow is a unicorn. >> no! >> that's cool. first time in a decade general mills is adding a permanent new shape to the cereal. the unicorn with purple and blue highlights faces -- replaces, rather, the yellow hourglass. the company says this is the first marshmallow based on input from the kids. they're thinking an hourglass -- not many people have hourglass figures, but everyone loves the unicorn. lucky. >> my kids are all into unicorns. >> yeah. good choice. nasa's solar-powered mars rover "opportunity" just celebrated its 5,000th martian day on the red planet. one martian day is about 40 minutes longer than a day here on earth. this is a huge milestone for the small robot. it was not meant to survive longer than 90 days. the rover is collecting data and photos which are crucial for exploring mars. colonizing the planet is just one of the topics in a new book called "the future of humanity." terraforming mars, interstellar
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travel imortality, and our destiny beyond earth. the book's author is cbs news science and futurist contributor michio kaku. also a physics professor at the city university of new york. welcome. >> glad to be on. >> you say exploration is a possibility and a necessity. we'll get to the possibility part in a moment. why is it a necessity? >> you know, our lifelong earth is potentially endangered by asteroid collision, super volcano eruptions, not to mention self-inflicted problems like global warming and nuclear war. we need an insurance policy, a up about plan. now remember -- a backup plan. now remember, the dinosaurs did not have a space program, that's why they're not here today. we do have a space program. and that's why we need a backup plan. no one's saying that we should leave the earth and go to mars, but a settlement, a settlement on mars is a definite possibility. and nasa has teamed up with silicon valley billionaires to make it a reality. >> hard for the dinosaurs to do
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the circuitry with the talons. tell me about the possibility -- you say we're in a golden age now of space exploration. >> that's right. for 50 years, nasa was criticized as being the agency to nowhere. however, now there's a new energy, a new excitement. the president has said we're going to go back to the moon by next year. and then on to mars, and then just three weeks ago, millions of people tuned in to elon musk's launching of the "falcon heavy" rocket. that was no ordinary rocket. that was a moon rocket, fully capable of putting astronauts around the moon funded by private funds. >> isn't that the interesting thing? during the "apollo" age, the government was very much into it. now it's very much more in the private sector that's behind this. >> that's right. jeff bezos, the richest man on earth, the man behind amazon, has created his own private space port in texas. he has his own fleet of rosksck.
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elon musk wants to create a space in case something happens to us on earth and has set his sights on to mars. we're talking about a new excitement, a new energy that we didn't have for 50 years. >> talk that about what spacex is doing tomorrow, the demo that they are launching. >> yeah, we're talking about the fact that the "fal ton heavy" rocket -- "falcon heavy" rocket has within it the dragon capsule which can seat many astronauts and go fully around the moon. now starting next year, we're going back to the moon on an unmanned mission with the nasa rocket. we have two moon rockets, by the way. nasa's racket sponsored by taxpayers, and the "falcon heavy" sponsored by elon musk, spacex. starting next year, we're going to go back to the moon with an unmanned mission to surround the moon. >> we can always feel your passion and enthusiasm when you come. somebody said about your books and about you, you always continue to astonish and alarm. and the alarming part must be on page three when you say "one day the earth will end. it will be inhospitable to human
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life." >> yeah. >> so uplifting. >> it's sad to say, but 99.9% of all life forms on the earth eventually go extinct. extinction is the norm on the planet earth. but we're different. we can reason, we can plan, we can plot ahead. we don't have to simply face our doom. and remember -- >> we reproduce -- >> that's right. remember, we're talking about events that are so far in the future, no one is saying that global warming or nuclear warfare is going to end humanity any time soon. but we need plan b. we need a up about plan just in case. >> what do you think about contact with another alien civilization? >> let me stick my neck out. i think that in this century we will have an intercept of a conversation, eavesdropping on aliens in outer space, communicating with each other. we have identified 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. we now believe that there could be over a billion earth-like planets in our back yard, in the
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galaxy. and to assume that we're the only game in town, i think is a little presumptuous. i think it's inevitable that we will make contact with aliens. and then the question is, how come they don't land on the white house lawn and advertise their presence? >> yeah. they'll be shot. >> right. what are the aliens like? >> well, if you go into the forest, do you talk to the squirrels or the deer? maybe for a while, but eventually you get bored because they don't talk back to you. >> when you're in the forest, are you talking to squirrels and deer? >> initially, but i get bored because they don't talk back. aliens are that advanced that they land on the earth, we're like squirrels to them. we have nothing to offer them. they'll leave us alone for the most part. >> so, is -- is mars the place we should be thinking about? i love that you write about astronauts favoring some of the aesthetically pleasing rewards of the red planet. sounds inviting like the chamber of commerce. but is it -- is it mars that we should be thinking about or other earthlike planets that might be discovered soon enough?
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>> mars is the closest game in town. venus, of course, is spectacular, but it's super hot. 900 degrees fahrenheit on the surface of venus. mars is cold, but it's doable. and we have, as you know, scientists have looked at the surface, scoped out potential landing sites. and private entrepreneurs, jeff bezos, elon musk, have set their sights on mars because they realize it's earthlike, and we could begin the process of terraforming mars. we're terraforming the earth right now. that's called global warming. we're changing the earth. we can also change mars, of course over many, many decades. we can change mars to become more earthlike. >> do you have a desire to go there? >> i'm a coward. >> me, too. >> i like to have my two feet on the ground. let someone else do the heroics. a new generation of young children. they're being energized. they say to themselves "i want to be that astronaut. i want to go to mars." this is a new sputnik moment for
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the next generation. >> i will cheer them on. >> yeah. >> squirrels are more verbose there. >> very chatty. thank you very much. the future of humanity is the name of the book, out today wherever you buy your books. lots of choices. sunken treasure worth more than $50 million from an 1857 shipwreck will go on display this week. ahead, the tale of deception and perseverance behind the decades' long quest to find what's called a garden of
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it's been called the greatest lost treasure in u.s. history. more than $50 million worth of gold sank to the bottom of the ocean when the "ss central america" sank in the storm in 1857. what unfolded afterward is a tale of tragedy, deception, and ultimately discovery. jamie yuccas is with the sunken treasure in a secure lab in santa ana, california, with how it was eventually found. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this gold bar is just part of the treasure scientists have been cleaning and curating in this small lab over the past six weeks. each of these bars is worth something a little bit different. this little guy is worth tens of thousands of dollars, while this big one is worth more than $1 million. each of these bars' worth is
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based on its weight, purity, and the history behind them. slowly and carefully, more than a century of sediment is removed from the treasure. some 3,100 gold coins and more than 10,000 silver coins all recovered in 2014 from what's called "the ship of gold." bob evans is the chief scientist and curator of the treasure. >> this is a whole new season of discovery for me. there's something new and wonderful comes out every day. they have stories to tell. >> reporter: the story began in 1857 when the "ss central america" went down in a hurricane. about 160 miles off the coast of south carolina. 425 people died in the storm. >> this was a largely forgotten moment in american history because a few short years after that the civil war broke out. >> reporter: during the california gold rush, the 285-foot steam ship shuttled tons of gold from the west to banks in the east.
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the gold deliveries were essential in helping maintain the nation's economic stability. evans began hunting for this treasure more than 30 years ago. he was on board the expedition led by captain tommy thompson in the late 1980s. the first to spot what they coined "the garden of gold," more than a mile below the surface. >> gold bars and coins lightly covered with sediment. that's kind of what's fascinating about it in some ways. you have this coral that is growing out of a block of gold. >> reporter: using a robotic vehicle, they built it in a garage, they were able to scoop up some $50 million in gold. >> whoa! look at that! >> reporter: investors who helped finance the $13 million expedition claimed thompson never paid them. he disappeared, along with hundreds of gold coins. >> the marshals hunted for him for 2.5 years. >> reporter: authorities finally found thompson in 2015.
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he remains behind bars for refusing to answer questions about the missing coins. a second salvage effort was launched in 2014. after years of legal wrangling over ownership of the treasure, enthusiast dwight manley purchased the rights to the fortune. >> there are dozens of coins this time that are the finest known. >> reporter: manley's passion for coins began as a child, collecting pennies. by age 12, he had his own business cards. what did you write? >> "i don't really have a coin company. i'm only 12." they're like little time capsules. every time you hold one, who had it before, what it was for. >> reporter: manley is putting the coins up for sale. he believes even one in okay condition could fetch a few thousand dollars. but you'll need deep pockets to buy a gold bar. >> something like there would be $250,000. >> reporter: during the second expedition in 2014, a safe was
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found. inside, a saddlebag packed with bundles of personal treasures. for the first time since 1857 -- >> i'm going to simply cut the cord right here. >> reporter: -- evans opens another. i have delicate fingers if you'd like help. >> no, that's okay. >> reporter: inside, a stickpin and broach made from gold nuggets. >> that's what little kids want to do. they want to fantasize that they find a secret room full of gold. well, that's what these bags are. >> reporter: from a rare $20 gold piece to everyday pocket change. >> 18 cents. go figure. >> reporter: call it a token bonus. a small addition to the find of a lifetime. >> the 45 ingets are roughly $12 million. >> reporter: wow. all of this treasure will be on public display starting thursday at the long beach expo south of los angeles. if you're wondering if there's even more gold out there, dwight
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tells me there are two spots they haven't gotten to yet. so who knows, norah. >> wow. jamie, so fascinating. you do always love the idea of finding a treasure. >> finding treasure. the guy in prison who isn't talking, seems like he might know where the gold is. >> there's so much history in this. this is gold that came from the gold rush, right? all the way around -- and in 1857, it created the first global panic in the united states, first economic crisis. >> people will be going to california. >> all right. >> take a looksy. >> thank you, jamie. and you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our podcast and itunes and apple's podcast app. today, author chloe benjamin discusses her novel "the immortalist" that traces the lives and past of four siblings after they learn the exact date of their deaths as children from a fortuneteller. hmm. >> i wouldn't want to know the date ahead of time. >> i wouldn't either. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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>> good morning everyone, i'm jim donovan. passengers, in frankford, the septa route five bus hit a tractor-trailer at the intersection of frankford avenue, and orthodox street about 5:30 this morning, 15 passengers were taken to einstein medical center, the bus driver taken to aria-torresdale, all with non- life threatening injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. let's turn katie for a look at today's forecast. >> jim, we've had some drizzle , some fog issues so far this morning, and tell tell signs of the raindrops on our very own station camera lens. live look for you facing south , and overlooking pretty damp start to the morning here in center city. the skyline has been skewed by low-lying cloud cover
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throughout the entire morning. and we still have a dense fog advisory posted for about another hour, so with time there is will start to lift, the drizzle starts to taper off, also mild start, too, and we are still expecting nice surge on the thermometer before said and done. so second half of the day looking a lot milder, brighter than the first half is right now. your visibility is still quite poor, especially in the outer lying suburbs to the north and west, also, worth a mention, southeaster jersey, southern delaware, no longer in that advisory, the fog starting to lift nicely for you. tomorrow, just as warm, another record breaker of a day, meisha. >> nice to have the fog moving out of the way, too, really could use the break, good news here, we were looking at an accident investigation, this is now cleared. so 611 easton road southbound between mill road and pa turnpike, have been waiting for that to clear, now cleared york road southbound however, this is still out here, the intersection is blocked, and we have another septa bus accident, one transported to the hospital in west philly. girard avenue at 40th street, the road here is partially blocked, jan, back over to you >> thank you shall meisha, of,
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that's "eyewitness news" for now, joining us for " eyewitness news" today at noon, i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
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