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captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, march 6th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." a former aide to president trump who said he's refused a subpoena from special counsel robert mueller changes his tune. bracing for another hit. communities on the east coast are still reeling from a deadly storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. now a new coastal storm is on the way. 20 -- >> the florida state senate narrowly passes a bill that would arm some teachers and raise the minimum wage for buying a rifle. and a long-lost world war ii
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aircraft carrier is discovered deep beneath the sea. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning a former trump campaign aide says that he'll likely cooperate with robert mueller's investigation into russian meddling in the election. but for most of yesterday, sam nunberg was defiant and said he would ignore a subpoena. as paula reid reports, nunberg challenged mueller to arrest him and said he thought mueller already has incriminating evidence on the president. mueller thinks that trump is a man churn candidate. >> reporter: the former aide believes investigators has evidence that the trump campaign may have concluded with the russians. he called several media outlets to explain why he will defy a subpoena from special counsel robert mueller. >> what they said to me was absolutely ridiculous.
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why should i hand them emails from november 1st, 2015? >> you're held in contempt of court -- >> i think it would be really, really funny if they wanted to arrest me. >> reporter: nunberg was part of the trump campaign before it was officially launched in june, 2015. he was fired for offensive social media posts just two months later. he says he is not trying to protect the president. >> i'm not a fan of donald trump, as you well know. >> reporter: nunberg says he has spent 5.5 hours being interviewed by federal investigators, and based on their questions, he believes the special counsel may have evidence against president trump. >> trump may have very well done something during the election with the russians. if he did that, you know what, it's inexcusable. if he did that. >> reporter: white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders pushed back. >> i definitely think he doesn't know that for sure because he's incorrect. as we've said many times before, there was no collusion with the trump campaign.
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>> reporter: mueller wouldn't put nunberg before a grand jury unless he believed that he actually had valuable evidence. paula reid, cbs news, washington. both political friends and foes of president trump are urging him to back away from his threat to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum entering the united states. speaker of the house paul ryan and other republican allies fear the move could start a trade war. a spokesman for ryan said the speaker was extremely worried. but mr. trump so far is refusing to reverse course. >> are you backing down on the tariffs? >> no, we're not backing down. >> the president said neither canada nor mexico would be exempt from the import taxes, but that could change if they agree to better terms in a revised north american free trade agreement. european and sabasia trading partners are threatening to retaliate if mr. trump goes through with his plan. for the first time since he
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took power, kim jong-un met with envoy was south korea. photos show kim meeting with the delegation yesterday in pyongyang. one photo shows kim smiling. north korea's news agency reports that kim is pursuing reunification of the two koreas. and this morning, a winter storm watch is posted all along northeast coast. another nor'easter packing heavy snow totals is making it -- its way east, threatening to pound communities still reeling from last week's deadly storm. hanna doba is here in new york with the latest -- hena doba is here in new york with the latest. >> reporter: that storm is being blamed for at least nine deaths. as of last night, there were still 350,000 homes and businesses without power. crews are now working feverishly to prepare as the next storm is quickly approaching. the coastal town of duxbury, massachusetts, is racing to fix the seawall decimated by last week's nor'easter. they have until tonight before another powerful storm rolls in and threatens homes.
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>> this gets back too far, too close to the house, we're going to end up with the -- with the footings of the house being undermined. >> reporter: round two is headed in from the midwest where it already dumped loads of snow and ice and looks poised to do much of the same all along the northeast corridor. >> this is a colder storm than what we had last week. as it moves up the coastline, big snow totals just northwest side of the i-95 corridor. over a foot of snow looks likely. some of the heavier totals could make their way to new york city as well as hartford with this one. >> reporter: as of last night, hundreds of thousands of homes were still without power. >> i have no more wood for my stove. i have no heat. i have no electric -- nothing, zero. >> reporter: as crews rush to get the lights on before the next storm, officials say it's not going as quickly as they'd like because of all the damage. >> the power that needs to be restored can only take place when it can be done safely and when trees and debris are removed. we have to make sure that workers can access those areas. >> reporter: crews from
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midwestern and southern states have been called in to help get homes and businesses back up and running as quickly as possible. and meteorologists say the incoming storm is moving fast and isn't packing winds as high as the first one which should mean less coastal flooding. the increased snow with this one, though, could cause even more downed trees and create worse travel conditions. >> hena doba here in new york. thank you very much, hena. a committee of west virginia lawmakers meets again this morning to try and agree on a deal to end a statewide teachers strike. today will be the ninth day of the walkout. [ chants ] striking teachers packed the state capitol yesterday looking for higher wages. the governor and union leaders agreed to a 5% pay hike. that passed the state house, but the senate offered 4%. west virginia teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation. a bill restricting gun sales passed by the florida state
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senate is headed to the house in response to last month's school shooting. the florida senate narrowly voted to arm some teachers, raise the minimum wage to buy a rifle, and provide millions of dollars for mental health programs. we have this report. by your vote the bill passes. >> reporter: 20-18, the florida state senate approved legislation that would start a new marshal program, permit something students and school staff to be armed after at least 132 hours of training. >> this bill will make a difference now. >> reporter: the vote comes after a marathon weekend of debate in the republican-led chamber. the bill also raises the legal age to purchase a firearm to 21, establishes a three-day waiting period for purchasing a firearm under some circumstances, bans the sale of bump stocks, and adds significant funding for mental health. >> how amazing is that that we're going to train personnel, have money to train personnel to be able to identify students who
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may have a mental health problem. >> reporter: not included, a democrat-proposed amendment that would ban assault weapons, something the students from marjorie stoneman douglas high school specifically asked for when they visited lawmakers last month. >> he was able to use 30 and 40 bullet magazines to fire again and again and again. >> reporter: even still, some democrats voted for the bill because they felt it was their only way to take action before the legislature finishes its session friday. >> i'm going to urge all of you to stand alongside me. this is the first step in saying never again. >> reporter: the bill now heads to the florida state house for a vote on wednesday. cbs news, tallahassee, florida. a preliminary military report finds the attack in niger that killed four american soldiers lacked proper approval for the risky mission. the american special forces team was ambushed by isis-linked
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fighters in october. it was initially thought they had set out to meet local leaders and were then redirected to assist in the search for a militant leader. after the militant from the onset without telling high-level commanders. the investigation does not say that was the cause of the ambush or whether the attackers were tipped off by local villagers. in england, a story from the pages of a spy novel. a former russian spy is in critical condition after coming in contact with an unknown substance. british media identified the man as sergei skerpol. he had been convicted in russia on charges of spying for britain in 2006 but was freed four years later as part of a u.s.-russian spy swap. he and a woman were found unconscious sunday on a bench about 90 miles west of london. >> it looked like she passed out maybe. he was doing some strange hand
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movements, looking up to the sky. >> another former russian agent died after drinking poison-laced tea at a london hotel in 2006. coming up on "cbs morning news," fights erupt ahead of a speech by white nationalist richard spencer. and in-flight panic. a passenger on board a skywest flight tries to make an early exit. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪when you've got...♪ ♪...nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ here's pepto bismol! ah. ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ your heart doesn't only belong ♪to you. bye grandpa. and if you have heart failure, entrusting your heart to entresto may help. entresto is a heart failure medicine that helps improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body. in the largest heart failure study ever,
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the "detroit free press" says there were fist fights and arrests at michigan state university yesterday before a speech by white nationalist richard spencer. fights broke out on campus between demonstrators protesting spencer's appearance and his supporters. police in riot gear arrested at least a dozen people. spencer spoke later for about a half hour. "the idaho statesman" reports a passenger tried to open a cabin door on a flight while it was flying to boise. >> thank god. thank god. >> reporter: passengers restrained the woman who was ranting about being god. it happened on a united flight operated by skywest from san francisco to boise yesterday. the woman was taken for a medical evaluation after the plane landed safely in boise. the other 72 passengers on board the plane were not hurt. no word on whether the woman will face charges. and "national geographic"
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reports a sunken world war ii aircraft carrier was found by a deep sea expedition. the wreckage of the "uss lexington" was discovered yesterday about two miles below the surface of the coral sea off the coast of australia. it was found by a research ship owned by billionaire and microsoft co-founder paul allen. the "lexington" was sunk by the japanese in 1942 with 216 crew members and 35 aircraft on board. more than 2,700 crewmen and officers were rescued. it was the first aircraft carrier to be sunk in history. still ahead, it's all in the wrist. we will meet a new burger chef that can outflip the best of them.
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helping the plan is a bargaining ploy for better trade deals. stocks surged after speaker paul ryan urged the president to reconsider. the dow rallied 336 points. the s&p 500 added 29, its best day in a week. the nasdaq finished 72 points higher. the senate is on the verge of passing legislation to roll back parts of the dodd-frank law. financial rules following the 2008 financial crisis. the legislation would increase the threshold at which banks are considered too big to fail. some of the nation's biggest banks would no longer have to undergo an annual stress test by the federal reserve. banks complain about the costs of complying with the requirements of dodd-frank. move over, blue apron. walmart's meal kits will soon be available nationwide. walmart has been testing the service in 250 stores. shoppers can buy pre-portioned meal kits they need to cook or meals that need just to be heated. the meals feed two people and are priced between $8 and $15. and depending on your perspective, this next story is
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either an advancement in artificial intelligence or another assault by technology on american workers. meet flippy, a burger-flipping robot. it's new employed as a line cook by the burger chain cali burger. it flips burgers and removes them from the grill and can cook 150 an hour. flippy costs $60,000 but works without pay or benefits. flippy does need aid human to place the burgers on the grill. >> i think i'll take a human. i like the human touch. >> i know. i know. >> it's interesting to watch. a nice novelty. >> the robots are coming. >> i know, really. the future is here. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much. >> thank you. still ahead, waiting to exhale. a new study on ecigarettes will make you think twice about the safety of baking. i feel chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real.
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ecigarettes had three times the amount of toxic chemicals compared to teens who didn't use them. among teens who used both traditional and ecigarettes, those toxic chemical levels were up to three times higher than in only ecigarette users. ecigarettes are so popular that they're now the most commonly used form of tobacco among teens in the united states. dr. john spangler from wake forest baptist medical center cautions the long-term effects of vaping are not known. >> electronic cigarettes generate nicotine in the vapor. and nicotine is a toxin to the growing, developing brain. these are not benign chemicals. >> reporter: the most recent data shows more than two million middle and high school students were current users of ecigarettes in 2016. kenneth craig,ws new york. coming up on oprah winfrey s in the studio with the highly
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it hurts a lot. i mean, it's like one of the bigger life lessons i've had to learn. >> reporter: 29-year-old david sigmund of los angeles says he never thought he would fall victim to a scam. >> i felt violated, you know. i really was beside myself. i was most upset that i let myself down. >> reporter: sigmund needed money, so he signed up to mystery shop local businesses and review their customer service, paying him a small fee for the first couple of jobs. then in january, he got a bigger assignment -- evaluate money transfer businesses by cashing a $2,900 check the company sent him and wiring the money back to them. >> shortly after, a couple hours after taking all that money out from the bank and sending it away, i got a call from wells fargo saying that it's fraudulent. and that i'm on the hook for the entire amount that's been taken out. >> reporter: fake check fraud can hit anyone, but a new scam risk report from the better business bureau shows it's one of the most-frequent tricks played on millennials, those aged 25 to 34.
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on top of that, the federal trade commission found twice as many millennials who reported fraud in 2017 lost money as did people over 60. monica vaca is with the ftc's bureau of consumer protection. >> some of these older folks are doing a good job recognizing fraud when they come upon it. they're doing a good job avoiding a loss, and they want to warn people about it. >> reporter: and while older people were more likely to become victims of phone scams, the bbb reports younger people, as might be expected, were more likely to fall for online scams on social media or the internet. >> i like to think i'm fairly well educate, and i was completely blind sided. >> reporter: one interesting thing to note -- when older people did lose money, they lost more. a median $621 for those in their 70s as compared to $400 for those in their 20s. anna westerner, cbs news.
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texas voters head to the polls today where they will see more women on the ballot than ever before. jan crawford visited with four first-time female candidates about why they decided to run. and a cbs news investigation found children working in the democratic republic of congo. they are doing dangerous work -- to mine a mineral necessary for many batteries in your electronics. we take you to a safe haven for some of the kids who have been rescued. and oprah winfrey joins us in the studio with a highly anticipated movie, "a wrinkle in time." that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. ...what are you doing??
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this is "eyewitness news" this morning. tracking another nor'easter, this was potential than a lot more snow than last week's storm. when it moves in, how much snow you can expect to shovel. and, as we get ready for this next rounds, thousands are still in the dark are cleaning up for the last nor'easter, liver in one of the area's waiting for the lights it come back on. >> before this next storm hits , advice for all homeowners what you should do to avoid one of your trees from falling down on your property. today is tuesday, march 6, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. >> talking about the trees falling down, so yesterday during traffic we were talk about those being littered on the roadway, now seeing more


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