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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is friday, december 16th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama promises to retaliate against russia for the hacking of the presidential lex. nedetails about his face-to-face confrontation with vladimir putin. >> millions wake up to dangerous subzero temperatures and bitter snow and cold stretches from the rockies to the northeast. >> a first look at michelle obama's farewell white house interview. the first lady talks to oprah winfrey about his husband's legacy and why she is hopeful about the future. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. we should look at
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know is there a cost for this kind of meddling. >> the republican nominee for president was encouraging russia to hack his opponent. because he believed that would help his campaign. >> this foolish guy, josherne earnest. i don't know if he is talking to president obama because he is so dad. >> by saturday morning, you can see the snow totals. a pretty thick blanket here. >> reports of renewed violence in epalpo, a.syri the evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians was suspended. >> a guilty verdict for the gunman in a shooting rampaget a a church in charleston, south carolina. dylann roof could get the death penalty. >> you take this and you burn it. >> it's not any part i can keep? >> the sports world is mourning the loss of craig sager. >> is there no person that i've ever met in my life who wanted to live more. >> water is headed to corpus christi, texas, after the
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>> none of thisas w caused by the city. >> lockett, touchdown! the seahawks will clench the nfc west. >> >> all that. >>hat do you fwantor christmas? >> i want you to sing my song "all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> and all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama is sitting down for a final one-on-one interview. >> barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> on "cbs this morning." >> the trump inaugural committee is reportedly having trouble to find a-list people to perform at the inaugural party. >> elton john said he is doing the concert on the mall. sir elton said no truth to this at all. that is too bad. i was looking forward to him
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hands sir." announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. alex wagner of "cbs this morning: saturday" is with us. president obama says he spoke directly to russian president vladimir putin about russia's hacking and the united states will strike back. officials have told cbs news that american intelligence agencies believe putin, at some point, was directly involved in the hacking around the election and they believe putin approved spreading the information. >> president obama told npr news that the u.s. would retaliate. >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing. >> russian officials said t
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morning that putin at a g-20 summit gave president obama a really clear response to the charge of interfering in the u.s. election. margaret brennan is at the white house and has new information about that meeting. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, two months before the u.s. elections, president obama confronted vladimir putin about the hacking. the russians had already been alerted that the u.s. had detected their intrusions by secretary kerry and president obama warned there would be consequences. >> some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not well be but mr. putin is wellware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> reporter: the conversation took place in september on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in china in what is described as a blunt, and candid 90-minute meeting, mr. obama warned putin that he didn't want to launch a cyber arms race but vowed america would retaliate. >> we got more capacity than
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defensively. >> reporter: at the time, president obama did acknowledge that the two had spoken about cyber security. >> we did talk about cyber security generally. i'm not going to comment on specific investigations that are still alive and active. >> reporter: we now know one of those investigations was the russian hacking connected to the democratic national committee and the presidential election. within hours of the president's conversation, putin had pulled back from a cease-fire deal in syria and a u.s. offer to coordinate air strikes against isis and al qaeda-linked terrorists but the u.s. officials claim there is no connection. the white house is considering sanctions on senior russian intelligence officials and a proportional cyber response. one factor the white house waited president obama didn't want to politicize the intelligence but they had also intended to coordinate
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hillary clinton who expected to win the lex. they say the kremlin should provide evidence or stop talking about the hacking. >> thank you, margaret republican cbs news will have full coverage of president obama's final news conference of the year, today. that coverage begins at 2:15 eastern and 1:15 central on cbs. us investigators are saying more about the motives for the russian hacking and believe political campaigns were not the only targets for vladimir putin and his intelligence service. jeff pegues is talking to his sources about the russian operation that began in the summer of last year. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. investigators believe the cyber attacks that affected the democratic national committee are part of an elaborate russian cyberespionage operation on. u.s. intelligence official have warned sometime that russian officials have been working to figure out cyberoperations that caused political instability or even regime change. investigators now believe that vladimir putin initially wanted to dame
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the cyberattacks and to inject chaos and doubt into the u.s. election process. >> they have also decided who they want to see become president of the united states, too, and it's not me. >> wow! what a crowd! >> reporter: u.s. officials say an added bonus that donald trump, seemed more friendly to russian interests became the republican nominee. >> wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia. >> the u.s. investigators have what is a variety of sources and shows that hundreds of people may have been involved from the kremlin to russian intelligence and to hacking units. >> they weren't just trying to get lucky and while electing trump definitely benefits them, they also win even if clinton is weakened.ecause she would be her mandate to govern would be weakened by all of the negative feedback that is put into the media system. >> reporter: clint watts is a fellow at grg
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university. >> they have trying to influence an outcome that they want. >> reporter: the election process was not the only target for russian hackers. the american military was targeted in july of 2015 when the unclassified e-mail system of the pentagon's joint staff was breached. cbs news national security correspondent david martin reports that retired chairman of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey, says the attack occurred at an alarming speed and within an hour, hackers had seized control of the computer credentials of dempsey and hundreds of others senior officers. the only way to stop the attack was to take down the computer network. the hack came from 30,000 e-mails that were sent to a west coast university. four were forwarded to members of the joint staff. one was opened. the apparent purpose was to cause damage and force the pentagon to replace their hardware and software. investigators believe the russians were lashing out after the obama administration imposed
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economic sanctions. >> president-elect trump still downplays russia's role in the hacking. at a rally last night he criticized the white house secretary who said mr. trump must have money the hacking was helping his campaign. >> this foolish guy, josh earnest. i don't know if he is talking to president obama. you know? having the right press secretary is so important. because he is so bad the way he delivers a message. >> cbs news political director and "face the nation" moderator john dickerson is with us. >> goomorning, charlie. >> reporter: following what jeff said and margaret brennan said, how does the president respond? >> so this is interesting. forehead kaplan wrote in "slate" that the united states has a lot of great cyber rocks to throw at russia but a much glassier house which is to argue we rely on the internet and we are so interconnected that if the u.s. responds to russia and this starts a back and forth that the u.s. is actually quite vulnerable. so that is the delicate thing he
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you can either respond in the cyber area or respond with more sanctions or even militarily. >> be more aggressive in europe? >> or be more aggressive in europe. now, the question is how to respond but then how to hand off the response. >> yeah. >> because donald trump. >> in 35 days. >> donald trump doesn't believe the russians are involved and all of the areas of russian potential conflict his posture is much more relaxed at least puble in terms of what he says than what the obama administration says. >> john, how much pressure does this put on trump's cabinet picks? rex tillerson the secretary of state nominee is already under the microscope for his relationship to vladimir putin. he is going to have to toe trump's line on russian intelligence service and trump's disbelief that they had nothing to do with the hack? >> well, that will be a central question of his confirmation. we will see where this story is by that time. so whether this is the specific thing that they talk about that is it but so many other areas where the russia and united states have both areas of conflict
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necessary cooperation. counterbalance is china is one. we will see if the story continues and it's like a spy novel so you can imagine it being a big deal for that. >> a lot of people are talking today about his attack on josh earnest, the white house press secretary and considered very good at his job and most people would never use a phrase of foolish guy. what do you make that have? is this donald trump being donald trump? >> yes. a shiny object he throws out to get us talking about and here is a nice example. josh earnist is the shot at josh earnist totally shiny object get us distracted. the one still rolling in response is the response his administration had to these reports of russian harki inhack they thought they were wmds in iraq. >> attacking the cia. >> about its worst failure in 15 years and defining its work by that is a shot not forgotten and
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intelligence people that the president-elect has to work with. >> therefore, can you say at this point, vladimir putin is winning and doing what he intended to do? >> if what he intended to do is create chaos and undermine u.s. institutions, he is doing very well. >> thank you, john. on "face the nation," john interviews former national adviser john donlon and henry kissinger and ta-nehisi coates. >> another great sunday for john. >> hopefully we will keep that coming. much of the country is waking up to frigid and potentially dangerous cold temperatures. they are below freezing for millions of americans right now around the country. the cold stretches from cities in the pacific northwest down to the southeast. between now and sunday, below freezing temperatures are expected in 49 states! that's a lot. 14 states from the mountain west to the great lakes are under winter storm warnings. the windch
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mt. washington was 87 degrees below zero! demarco morgan, how are you doing out there? >> it's cold out here to say the least. 87 below, i don't think i could handle that! why many of the people here will be waking up to streets complete covered in snow and you can't make out the sidewalks here. here is one thing you want to be careful about. in the street there are sheets and pockets of ice that are beneath this white powdery stuff. if you plan on getting out here, you want to play it safe. overnight, strong winds and snow pummeled western new york as the brutal cold and winter-like weather stretches from the midwest. >> don't feel like doing anything right now. i want to go back to bed! >> reporter: to the northeast. >> it's freezing out here! >> i feel like it's going to blow me away. >> reporter: as we go this time lapse video shows a wall of lake-effect snow burying the
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syracuse, people battled whiteout conditions in a village of poliski. on the road the storms created havoc. one pileup in western pennsylvania, involved 59 vehicles and more than two dozen motorists were involved in a crash that sent at least six to the hospital on long island in new york. >> we were driving along and the car hit us in the back and he swerved to try and not hit this car. and we got hit again. >> reporter: the dangerous roads made it impossible for nancy abbott to get deliveries at a food bank in adam, new york. does it concern you? >> of course, i'm concerned because we have approximately the same people coming each month to get an extra bit of food and when we can't offer it, you know, it is, it's sad. >> reporter: it is sad. that food delivery was actually supposed to be coming from right here in syracuse, new york. we have good news for the
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food. a delivery will be made sometime today. >> thanks, demarco. chief weather caster lonnie quinn of wcbs is tracking the cold. lonnie, good morning. >> well, good morning to you. the system that is out there right now because it's everything. the cold air, yes snow, yes. rain, yes. ice is a problem as well. look at this. the northern plains, you have not felt like it's been above zero since tuesday. and look at bangor, maine. feel like 9 below this afternoon and greenville, maine, 16 below zero. coldest temperature in the country. the other story? the winter storm warnings that are in effect anywhere from the four corners up to the northern plains, stretching through portions of the midwest. you love this situation if you're a skier. the eastern half of the country, lake-effect snow. at times incomes that system. wisconsin, 6 inches, maybe a foot of snow out of it. then as it pushes into the northeast, snow to begin. this is going to become rain as warm air pushes up and in
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that could be the most problematic of all for places like pennsylvania and ohio. snowfall totals, the eastern half of the country not the biggest totals. maybe 6 inches and some approaching a foot but out west you measure this in feet. alex, over to you. >> lonnie, thanks for the update. the church massacre gunman dylann roof could face the death penalty after convicted of 33 federal charges. a jury of 12 found him guilty yesterday. the same group will decide next month whether the 22-year-old should be sentenced to death. the self-described white supremacist admitted to killing nine people at a historic black church in charleston, south carolina. mark strassmann is outside the federal courthouse there. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from the trial's opening moments this guilty verdict was seen as a slam dunk for federal prosecutors. and roof's jury talked it over for all of two hours. before deciding he committed this lethal racist rampage.
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taking target practice with the eventual murder weapon helped convince jurors of his guilt. in closing arguments federal prosecutor nathan williams called roo a man of immense hatred who committed an act of tremendous cowardness and shooting them as they had their eyes closed in prayers. prosecutors showed jurors roof's videotaped confession to fbi agents. >> i went to the church in charleston and i did it. >> defense lawyer david brock conceded to jurors that roof was guilty but suggested he showed signs of mental illness and roof's racist beliefs were his own. as far as we can tell from evidence, he had no friends, the attorney said. >> i'm saying he had no friends. he had nine friends. he had 12 friends in that room. >> reporter: felicia sanders survived the attack and her son was killed in front of her. during her testimony, she called out roof for refusing to look
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her. >> that goes to show you how cold and callus he is. you slaughtered nine people and you sit there and don't even look? >> reporter: sharon risher watched every day of the trial. she lost her mother ethyl lance and two of her cousins in roof's rampage. some people would say, dylann roof is the poster child of why the death penalty exists? >> if this case didn't warrant the death penalty, then i don't know what case would have. >> reporter: the death penalty phase of this trial will start on january 3rd, and even with roof's life on the line and despite the advice of his lawyers, charlie, he intends to represent himself in court. >> mark, thanks. new violence reportedly halted the flow of people escaping from aleppo in syria. drone video shows buses lined up for evacuations yesterday and ambulances waiting for the wounded. devastation is visible inve
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direction. syrian state tv says the evacuations were suspended this morning after rebel fighters opened fire on a convoy. the number of people left inside the small area still held by rebels isn't clear. we don't know if the evacuations will begin again. >> hope sooner rather than later. the first lady is looking back on her eight years in the white house. ahead on "cbs this morning," a preview of michelle obama's final white house interview. she tells oprah what our nation's leader must inspire. >> now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like. you know? hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept. and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. >> first, it's time to check your local
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facebook takes new action to stop the spread of fake news. >> we find out how fact checkers will now flag those articles for an
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♪ i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need ♪ >> that deserves a round of applause, studio! james corden and your team! genius! >> doesn't mariah look so good in red? >> is that what you see? >> yeah. >> lovely shade of red. >> just a little bit of red! >> just a little bit of red! to be collecting that all year long, genius! >> brilliant. >> putting mariah in red is also genius. >> and that neck line in particular! >> we like it. we like it. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, facebook launches a crackdown on fake news. digital expert nick thompson is in our toyota green room. hello, nick thompson sitting next to john dickerson. he'll explain -- clearly talking to somebody very important there. >> hello, donald? >> right, he
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plus, a preview of an exit interview with the first lady. michelle obama looks back on her husband's time in the white house in an interview with oprah. first, on "cbs this morning," why mrs. obama says his message, her husband's message of hope is so important. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" reports that china suggested it has installed weapons on disputed islands in the south china sea. satellite images of the island's released this week reportedly show anti-aircraft guns and other weapon systems. china's defense ministry said any military or hardware on the island is for self-protection. several countries claim territory in the region. a pentagon spokesman says china's actions there are being watched very carefully. the minneapolis star tribune reports the university of minnesota football team is boycotting all activities and refusing to practice. its bowl game could now be at risk. the gophers players
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protesting the school's decision to suspend ten teammates innings with a sexual assault case. the university president and athletic director say they want to continue an open dialogue. >> facebook is taking new steps this morning to control the spread of fake news. the last three months of the presidential campaign, buzzfeed reports that people shared and commented on and liked more false election-related articles than stories from major news outlets. facebook announced just yesterday it will now use third-party fact checkers. the network will also flag any articles ruled fake. cbs news contributor nicholas thompson is editor of the new yorker magazine website. second day in a row at the table. must be big. how important is? >> a huge about-face for mark zuckerbe zuckerberg. the message facebook said these are the first things we are introducing and work until we think we have solved this
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>> how did it go from it's not a problem and up to the consumer that now, oh, no, houston, we have a problem and need to do something? what happened? >> i think facebook was in denial and they were in denial this is a problem. they weren't really looking, they didn't really know about it. and then donald trump was elected and facebook said, wait a second. did we have something to do with that? most of the people at facebook, you know, aren't personally supportive of donald trump. they saw this happen. they saw their role. and they said, wait a second. let's fix this. not because we need to elect more democrats and fewer republicans but because we contributed to a somewhat toxic election and we shouldn't have that happen again. >> do you think it will work and how will they determine if it's working? what are the metrics of success? >> so i think it will work on a subset of the problem. the subset of the problem is fake stories are put out by, people in macedonia and say things like pope endorses donald trump or michael phelps drops dead. those stories are completely false and baseless i think will
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the harder question how do you stop filter bubbles and polarization and spread of mostly fake news and something facebook will deal with later and see how that goes. now the subset they are tackling i think this is going to be effective. >> mark zuckerberg has long maintained that facebook is not a media company, a tech company. is that changing? >> it is changing but not changing radically. if the story is flagged as fake by users, by a lot of users and it is being shared, so it seems like an important story, it then is sent to third-party fact checkers and a little note checkers say this is fall.y fac- it doesn't say facebook says zuckerberg wants to be a platform and important for legal reasons. facebook does not want to have anything to do with the business itself of saying something is fake or true. they want other people to do it. >> can they reduce the financial incentive for those who are doing it? >> absolutely, right. af they limit the number of clicks that the
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get they will reduce it and the advertising rven on te ining re getting on the sites. >> michelle obama is reflecting on her eight years at 1600 pennsylvania area. during her time in washington, the first lady advocated for several causes. she also had some fun along the way. >> she likes to have fun that we hear. president obama once called her his rock. he said, quote, i couldn't have have done anything that i've done without michelle. the first lady spoke with oprah in her final interview at the white house for a special that airs next week here on cbs. first on "cbs this morning," mrs. obama addresses her husband's legacy and whether he stayed true to a core belief. >> your husband's administration, everything. the election was all about hope. do you think that this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do.
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now. see, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like. you know? hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. i mean, he and i and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> yeah. >> what do you give your kids if you can't give them hope? you know? our children respond to crises the way they see us respond. you know? it's like the toddler that bumps his head on the table and they look up at you to figure out whether it hurts and if you're like, oh, my god! they are crying! but if you're like, you know what, babe, it's okay, it's okay. i feel that way about the nation. i feel barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate.
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house who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, hey, it's going to be okay. let's remember the good things that we have. let's look at the future and let's look at all of the things that we are building. all of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn't in vain, that their lives are not in vain. what do we do if we don't have hope, oprah? >> you can see the full interview on the cbs special. first lady michelle obama says farewell at the white house and airs monday night at 8:00/7:00 and then a presentation on o.w.n., the oprah network. i heard from reliable sources it was a surprise visitor. >> i wonder who that could be? >> they covered a lot in that final time and she says this will be her last interview before she leaves. they go on vacation at the end
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i'm sure we will hear about that at the press conference. >> what does that mean? >> merry christmas in hawaiian. >> you surprise us all time. >> you know? a young college student stranded with her boyfriend in a snow bank speak about their fight to survive. >> we were terrified. i think the only thing i was thinking. it didn't feel real. >> ahead, why the 19-year-old says death wasn't an option for the couple. good for them on that. you're watching "cbs this morning." this holiday, get an amazing deal on america's most awarded brand, during the ford year end event. ford, the brand with the most 5-star ratings... the highest owner loyalty... and award-winning value from kelley blue book. giving drivers what matters most. that's how you become america's best-selling brand. shop now during the ford year end event. get a thousand dollars ford smart bonus cash on select models,
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stayed alive long enough for rescuers to find them and she is in lake placid, new york. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see that mountain behind me. this couple was just going on a day hike sunday when, all of a sudden, a heavy fog rolled in and they couldn't even see five feet in front of them. and that is when they took a wrong step and literally tumbled down the side of that mountain. >> we just started plummeting down into endless snow. >> reporter: there is now way up and no way down. what goes through your mind? >> we were terrified. i think that is the only thing i was thinking. it didn't feel real. >> reporter: madison popolizio and her boyfriend are experienced hikers and their climb started out fine but the next two days trapped in a snow bank would be a brutal test of will. >> i was freezing! the fall pushed all of the snow up my jacket and my gloves and boots and i was covered in
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owes her life to blake. he looked after you? >> yes. i can't really feel lie legs any more. i can't feel my feet. his first instinct was -- sorry -- was to take his bag that was full of our supplies and our fluid and to dump it out and to pull it around my legs so i could stay warm. >> reporter: without him? >> without him, i never would have made it. >> reporter: what did he say to you to keep you going? >> he told me how much he loved me and what our lives were going to be like when we got out. >> reporter: for two freezing days and nights, rescuers searched around the clock including this ranger. >> there was a lot of colder weather coming. >> reporter: by that time she says she and blake were hallucinating and hearing and seeing things that weren't there until this. i said, did you hear that
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he said, yeah. we both started screaming. >> reporter: we couldn't see but heard her voice and it shot through the air. >> it was like an angel coming for us. the first thing i can remember was him saying we are going to make it out of here. >> yes! woo! >> are you in pain? >> reporter: blake is still in the hospital and could lose some toes to frostbite. >> we accepted we might lose some toes, fingers. i asked him if he would still think if i was pretty if i didn't have any feet. both your legs, both your arms, you would still be the prettiest girl in the world. >> reporter: but she says they never considered the worse. >> we made an agreement early on when we got trapped that neither one of us could die because we couldn't leave the other one alone. and after that, death wasn't an option, it wasn't a subject for us. it just wasn't. >> reporter:t
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a love story there. still struggling to walk. she suffers from frostbite to her toes. even may have fractured teeth from all of the chattering she did in that snow! but she says once blake is out of the hospital, she is planning one heck of a reunion for all of those state forest rangers who risked their own lives to save them. gayle? >> wow! michelle, what an incredibly story. >> the human heart is a powerful thing. >> pass the kleenex! now we can only hope they invite cbs to the wedding. such an amazing start. imagine the stories you can tell your children. blake and madison, so glad you're okay. a lamborghini worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is smashed to pieces. ahead, why it was totaled on purpose! what? first, it's time to check your loc
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♪ it is friday, december 16th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including a water crisis for more than 300,000 people. the response to a chemical leak that forced most residents in corpus christi, texas, to stop using the water. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the white house is considering sanctions on senior russian intelligence officials. and a proportional cyber response. >> investigatoelrs bieve the cyberattacks are part of a russian cyber espionage operation. >> can you say at this point vladimir putin is winning. >> if what he intended to do is create chaos and undermine, he
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need ♪ >> that deserves a round of applause, studio! james corden and your team, genius! >> doesn't mariah look so good in red? >> is that what you see? >> lovely shade of red. >> just a little bit of red. >> just a little bit of red! >> i'm charlie rose are gayle king and alex wagner. "cbs this morning: saturday." norah is off. president obama says
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spoke directly to russian president vladimir putin about russia's hacking of democratic party e-mail. official tell cbs news that american intelligence agencies believe putin, at some point, was directly involved in hacking to disrupt the election. they believe putin approved revealing information stolen from democrats. >> in an interview with npr news, the president said there would be consequences. >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action. and well, at a time and place of our own choosing. some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not be. but mr. putin is well aware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> sources tell our margaret brennan that the meeting took place on the sidelines of the se
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the 90-minute meeting is described as blunt and candid. the president warned putin he did not want to launch a cyber arms race but he also said that america would retaliate. u.s. officials tell cbs news that investigators also believe putin wanted, at first, to damage hillary clinton and inject chaos and doubt into the election. our sources say it was an added bonus to russia that donald trump became the republican nominee. the president-elect has repeatedly questioned the intelligence community's conclusion that russia carried out the hacks. president obama holds a news conference today before going on vacation to hawaii. cbs news will bring it to you at 2:15 eastern time, 1:15 central right here on cbs. mr. trump announced yesterday he plans to nominate attorney david friedman as ambassador to israeli. friedman is linked to israeli's far right on many issues, including settlement building in the west bank. he has a
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annexization of that territory. mr. trump and friedman suggested the american embassy in israeli will be moved from tel aviv to jerusalem. >> the basketball world is remembering a beloved broadcaster, craig sager. the golden state warriors honored sager last night during a moment of joy, they called it. other nba teams observed a moment of silence. the long time courtside reporter died yesterday after public fight against cancer. he was only 65 years old. league commissioner adam silver called saber a true origin and an essential voice. dana jacobson is here with more. >> reporter: it was a pleasure to call him a colleague. his eye popping suits and memorable interviews made craig sager a fixture on tnt games for a century. but off the
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let leukemia sideline him. >> recipient of the jimmy v award for perseverance, craig sager. >> reporter: when he appeared at the espys this summer, craig sager knew he may have just months to live. >> time is something that cannot be bought. it cannot be wagered with god and it is not in endless supply. time is simply how you live your life. >> reporter: just weeks later, sager had his third bone marrow transplant and unwilling to give up his fight against acute myelois leukemia. >> i feel i am fighting for everybody who has cancer. >> reporter: on thursday hours after learning of his death, sager's tnt colleagues pay tribute. >> all of us are going to die but very few of us live. craig sager lived a great life. >> reporter: he announced his diagnosis in april of 2014. less than a year he was working courtside again.
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remission. >> seeing you and doing what you're doing. >> reporter: even gregg popovich, the famous surly san antonio coach was moved. >> this is the first time i've enjoyed doing this ridiculous interview we are required to do. it's because you're here and you're back with us. welcome. >> reporter: sayingers' outrageous outfits endeared him to nba fans and players who doesn't shy away from some good natured ribbing. >> you take this outfit home and you burn it. >> reporter: where did the outfits come? >> i've always wanted to be lively. i don't want to be dull. >> reporter: they were window dressings to a hall of fame career. one of the biggest scoops came early on in 1974 when a trench coat wearing 22-year-old sager managed to get on the field as hank aaron became baseball's home run king. >> sometimes greater things are expected from those who are
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icon, but his first chance to work a finals game only this year. >> sports are in my soul. it's just something that i want be to a part of it and it very well helps in my therapy. >> reporter: craig sager is survived by his wife staegs and five children. last night his son craig jr. said we packed a lifetime and then some in those 28 years together. pay it forward time slam #sagerstrong. so many memories that friends shared with me that i had with him and he made you feel like you were the most important person in the room no matter who you were. >> yes. i worked in kansas city. we were at competing stations way back in the day and he was a knockout then doing local sports. everybody knew who cage sager was. i was so sorry to hear this news. >> he made his mark on the news and watching him fight and the way he wouldn't use it as an excuse was just remarkable. >> he lived with courage and died with courage. >>es
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didn't burn a single one! >> thank you, dana, very much. leaders in corpus christi say someone will be held accountable for contaminating the water. ahead, residents growing angry about the lapses
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the hit broadway musical "hamilton" helped inspire rapper common's newest music. ahead he joins us in studio 57 to talk about how his latest album strives to be a voice for all people. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ residents in outlying parts of corpus christi, texas, have the all-clear to use their water again. official say between 3 and 24 gallons of a potentially harmful chemical leaked into the water supply. they told all residents on wednesday to avoid tap water for any use. that led to long lines for bottled water. manuel bojorquez is in corpus christi inside a restaurant shut down by the water crisis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. usually, the sandwich shop here would be busy getting ready for the breakfast rush. as you can see, it's empty. and even though theap
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flowing right now, and it looks okay, this business and many other here simply cannot reopen until the city says this water is safe. >> what dough wpt? >> water! >> reporter: some people in corpus christi, texas, say they are battling against chemicals many of them have never heard of. >> there were two types of chemicals and i'm not the chemical expert, so i relied on several people. >> reporter: dan mcqueen is mayor of the city of more than 320,000. >> we don't think it was introduced to anybody in our city, other than the industrial district. >> reporter: on wednesday, workers at ergon asphalt and emulsions noticed an sheen coming from their factory and alerted officials. they found it could be hazard and in concentrated amounts will burn the skin and damage the body's digestive system and it prompted a rush at the
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stores. carol madden could only take home three liters. >> we woke up and ban on no water. no washing your hands or taking a shower or brushing your teeth. >> reporter: she and other members of this community have been meeting since the city's last water issue happened back in may. >> everybody is running around trying to collect water. basically, this is a huge failure of providing good services for the community. >> reporter: i think people are wondering whether the city can keep the water safe. >> okay, let me clarify something. this was not a water boil, okay? this was a third-party that has been identified and i believe it's been in the press so far and we will hold them accountable, but they contaminated our water supply. >> reporter: what can the city do then to prevent this type of contamination from happening again? >> my number one concern right now is the public is safe. we can get you guys -- get the city back operating again. >> reporter: ergon has sued a third-party contractor over the contamination but that
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contractor has denied responsibility. in the meantime, officials here are reportedly looking into whether other chemicals like hydrochloric acid may be in the water. so far, there have been no reported illnesses and no word that anyone has actually ingested tainted water. alex? >> manuel, thanks. could new potential evidence free a woman convicted of murdering a toddler? >> i'm erin moriarty from "48 hours." a young woman sits in prison convicted of murdering a young toddler at a day care evidence. but was evidence kept from the defense and did the prosecution lie? that is coming up on "cbs this morning." ♪
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♪ a young woman is serving 31 years in prison for murdering a toddler at a day care. the former teacher's assistant confessed after a long interrogation by investigators. despite that, she has maintained her innocence for several years. on tomorrow's "48 hours" erin moriarty reports on new potential evidence that could set the woman free. here is a preview. >> are you ready to fight? >> reporter: there is a battle in lake county, illinois, to overturn melissa calusinski. >> melissa is innocent and should be freed
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>> reporter: in 2011, the 25-year-old teacher's assistant was convicted of murdering this toddler at a chicago day care center. >> i had nothing to do with it and i'm going to keep continuing to say that. >> reporter: but melissa was the last one with ben in january 2009 before his death. the pathologist who did the autopsy said that the child had suffered massive bleeding in his head and a skull fracture on the day he died. yet, ben did not have any cuts or obvious wounds. >> i am not the killer. >> reporter: the interrogation was grueling. melissa told police over and over again she didn't do it. 79 times. >> i never put my hands on him. >> reporter: after nine hours, she confessed. >> show us how hard you threw him on the ground. >> i went like that. >> reporter: while melissa says she was pressured into confessing, lake county assistant state's a
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stephen scheller says it's clear she is guilty. pchild internallily and it's clear she killed benjamin. >> reporter: defense experts say the state's medical evidence was wrong that, in fact, it was an old injury that contributed to ben kingan's death. what is more, they claim that clear x-rays found after melissa's conviction proved the child did not have a skull fracture either. >> there is definitely no skull fracture here. >> reporter: and melissa's defense attorney kathleen zellner says that fact was deliberately kept from defense attorneys by manipulating the x-rays given to them before trial. >> this is the original. >> that is the original. >> this is what the defense team was given. >> this is what the defense team was given. >> reporter: why would someone want to do that? >> to obscure whether there was a skull fra you. >> reporter: she also charges that a key witness for the state, pathologist dr. manny montez, was not truthful when he testified at trial, that he had felt the fracture with his own hands.
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he looked at it. >> it was unbelievable what he saw! the only problem is he never saw any of it. >> reporter: prosecutors turn by the system that their trial witness with dr. montez and denied that anyone manipulated evidence. but this fall there was a new hearing. what did the judge decide? >> erin moriarty is with us now. good morning. why the question the child had a skull fracture so significant? >> i think it's actually everything. if there was a skull fracture that is really the only evidence that a murder occurred. that is the best evidence that there was a deliberate act. if there was no skull fracture, then the medical experts i've spoken to say they can't even say there was a deliberate act. and to that point, last year, because these clear x-rays came up that show no skull fracture, the cause of death was changed last year to from homicide to undetermined. so when you have a woman sitting
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experts can't agree a murder occurred. >> you said she is getting a new hearing. how unusual is that? >> very unusual. and that is because -- this is why we stay on the story. it seems like every year, there is more and more evidence coming up that either she didn't do it, definitely she didn't do it, but maybe there was no murder at all? >> but she confessed. i don't understand. how do you confess? >> i know you have a problem with this, gayle. >> i do. >> number one, she has a low verbal i.q. and she has a hard time understanding what people are saying and a hard time expressing herself. >> it was a long interrogation. >> it was nine hours. she told me afterwards, trust me, i really went after on this, she told me afterwards she felt she had to to get out of the room. >> a tragic story that is not yet concluded. >> no. >> erin, thanks for that. you can see her full report "the fight for melissa" on "48 hours" tomorrow night on cbs. >> common is in the green room when we come back.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." come up in this half hour, rapper common's new album has been described as a call to action. the award winning musician and ator, thank you very much, common, is in our toyota green room. why he wants his latest music to motivate people to fight injustice. plus, a sacred sound. a company's pope france when he provides over mass at the vatican. charlie traveled to rome for "60 minutes" to meet the pope's choir. ahead, a sample of its harmonies in a preview of sunday's broadcast. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" lists the events americans say most shaped the country in their lifetimes. the
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than those polled by the pugh research center. the election of president obama a distant second at 40% and followed by the tech revolution and kennedy assassination and the vietnam war. >> the star ledger of new jersey says princeton suspend the its men swimming team over racist messages and vulgar messages. they say they posted vulgar remarks about the princeton women's swim team on a school-sponsored e-mail list and two other ivy league schools had the similar action in harvard and columbia. >> general motors will begin testing self-driving chevy volts on public roads around detroit. they are already testing autonomous cars in the city's suburbs and also experimenting with driverless cars in san francisco and in scottsdale. michigan's governor signed legislation last week to approve the testing. "time" reports on a call to change expiration labels on
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food. labels like best by or sell by may confuse shoppers. the agriculture department wants meat and dairy companies to label products with a best if used by date. the proposal is an effort to reduce food waste. britain's "guardian" says some scientists think aging might be reversible. lab mice treated with a new gene therapy had straighter spines, their cardiovascular was better and they lived 30% longer. i need to meet these mice. scientists say the techniques are not suited for immediate use in people. >> where can we get those nice? >> find my that mouse. >> share the secrets. new music from rapper common is described at his most political work yet since his debut album in 1992! he has used much acclaim and won three grammy awards and one for the song "glory" featured in the 2014 movie "selma." and he won a golden globe las
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year for best original song. his 11th studio album "black america again." he is described as a masterful poet whose lir cal exercises have aweakened and enlightened. welcome to the table, common. your ears must have been burning, common. alex and i were talking but in the green room this morning. >> overjoyed. >> i just think you have a lot going on in your head. it features a track from your dad who is no longer with us. james brown, who is no longer with us. stevie wonder, is on it, of course. the music i thought, alex we were talking about this, is so important and so relevant. why it important for you now to do this? what are you trying to say i guess is a better way to ask you. >> really what i'm trying to say is -- what i'm trying to say is that that love is important, that black humanity is important. humanity is important. i really call it black america again because it's not just o
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talking about the experience, the black experience and trying to express that, that humanity, whether it's fatherhood, when i talk about my father and our relationship, or talk about love and unfamiliar or love stock or talk about the struggles that black people have been through. it's just really just showing that. and i feel like right now at a time where we got so much going on in the world, we really got to relate to each other as human beings. so it was just really about showing that humanity. >> you also say you are inspired coates as well as "hamilton." >> both of those. between the world and me and "hamilton" were big influences because it really showed me, like, you can be out there doing something really conscious and aware and something about bringing people together and it be at a high level. when i read between the world and me, i was like, wow, this reminds me of james baldwin. i seen "h
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again. >> lucky you. >> my fourth time seeing it. >> lucky, lucky you. >> for me, it was nothing like i seen before and it was a message of bringing people together. and it made me, like, just get inspired. when i see good art like that and it reminds me of what my purpose is and that is to bring people together. >> let's talk about the album itself. you have amazing contributors. you mentioned stevie wonder. what was that like? >> to guess, stevie wonder on a song. >> yeah. >> like his song "happy birthday" which is one of the songs that got dr. king's birthday to be a national holiday. i used to play that as a little kid. and didn't even know exactly. i knew it was about dr. king but i didn't know it was like going forwards that message. so for me to have him on a song called "black america again" where i have james brown talking and, you know, we are talking about rewriting the black american story. >> yeah. >> it was just like -- >> a heavy moment. >> i can't believe
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the studio singing and deciding what we are about to write about. >> you teamed it with ava dubernay. you went to her and said i want to write something for this piece. why? >> i want to change this incarceration and see how much it's affecting families and not just black and brown families, but american people all over. and when i knew that she was doing -- ava has a tendency to do work. she does work that is really shifts the human spirit and it brings up conversation. she does work that is powerful. >> she does. >> when i knew she was doing 13 and i just read the new jim crowe by michelle alexander, it was like i want to talk about this and i pursued her and i finally, you know, convinced her. >> and you caught her? >> i caught her at the white house. gayle, you know at the white house, the president's biry
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>> you wrote this album before the election happened and it is coming out at a moment there is deep divide in the country and a fractional moment in american history. >> black and white. >> i don't make art for one color, for one nationality. i make it for all people, really. and my message is about spirituality, more than any person is running the government, we got to be in tune with ourselves and that message is in that music about loving each other, about respecting women. like i have a song call the day the women took over. it's just like the world could be better if we just let that energy, that love energy flow that comes from women. >> you would like the day women took over? >> charlie, you're like that? >> yes, absolutely. you also have said that your diet helps you as a rapper? >> yeah, it does. >> you're looking good
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so what is it? >> what is the secret? >> i got to say i love being up here with you three. >> thank you. >> you are important people and just intelligent. i've had interactions with all three of you at different places and it's just beautiful. as far as eating, eating, you know, i eat healthy. i eat healthy because it helps me to be clearer. i have more energy. i feel like that's the way that is helps me as far as rapping goes, you know? like, i've noticed a difference in, like, the clarity in my voice and my thoughts when i eat healthy. it's just you live to not just live to eat. though, i enjoy it. i still like enjoy it. >> yes. >> but i know i would rather take care of my body and my soul. >> before you go, i have to ask you about kanye. i know the two of you are friends and i never expect anybody to bash a friend. but is there a time you wanted to say, dude, what are you doing? he was at trump tower meeting with donald trump. what do you say or what think about that or what do you want to share? >> as you say, gayle, that is
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brother. >> i know. >> for me, like, as friends, i don't have to agree with everything that kanye does. you know? i still love him. i particularly -- if his intention was really what he said it was, which was to go help the people -- about helping the issues in chicago, then, you know, i got to say, hey, if that is his intention, i respect that. i don't think necessarily that is not anything i would particularly do and i'm able to disagree with kanye and be that ain't my move. i don't know. let me know why you did that but i am we go from there. but we still -- it's my brother. no matter what, i think he's out to help people. >> you think he is well-intentioned? >> yes, definitely. >> common, you are one of the most generous artists on the stage today and a pleasure to have you here. congrats on the album. >> pope francis has a very different sound track. ahead, we will meet the pope's choir. the oldest in the world.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the pope's choir provides a sound track when pope francis presides over mass. the all male group also performs in some of italy's greatest cathedrals. i traveled to rome to meet the 52-person choir to help spread
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♪ >> reporter: it is the oldest choir in the world and evidence of its existence dates back to the 7th century. it is more commonly known as the pope's choir because it's at the pope's side for all of the important papal celebrations. the choir may be dedicated to the pope, but historically, it has held concerts on its own, especially at its home base. the magnificent sistine chapel. it was here beneath micha michelangelo's breath taking surroundsings in one of the greatest wonders where we recently attended a performance by the pope's choir. ♪
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♪ >> wow. >> a magnificent experience. >> beautiful. >> on "60 minutes," we will introduce you to the choir members and their maestro and find out how they rediscovered their own sound. that is sunday night right here on cbs. next, we will look all that mattered this week. you are watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back.
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♪ tomorrow on "cbs this morning: saturday" is hollywood ready for a revival of musicals? i know i am. how the new movie lah-lah land is generating buzz about future musicals on the big screen. that is tomorrow. >> great to have you here. >> we are going to sing us out. >> that was fun. >> that was great. >> i loved being here. >> we with love having you. as we leave, let's take a look back at what mattered all this week. all of us here hope you have a great weekend. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders in the world that we don't get along with. >> mr. trump
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tillerson one of the greatest global leaders of our time. >> some people don't like that. they don't want him to be friendly. >> rilex tlerson will be the first secretary of state with no government experience. >> i'm afraid the president-elect is being -- >> the cia believes theen intt was to advantage donald trump. >> i think it's ridiculous. just another excuse. >> does he trust the cia? >> he does. >> it's always something other than hillaliry c'snton fault why she lost and we will not accept that. >> tyrhe sreian gime is now in control of aleppo. >> is there no act of barberism that getnds uer your skin? >> windchills 20 to 35 degrees below zero. it the defense went so long in s closing arntgumet tha they were losing the jury. people were nodding off and one guy as, leepout cold! >> just because there was a guilty, heusr hbands inot there. >> alan thicke may be above all else. >> it's tough to parent witho
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keep your money. ♪ uptown funky >> i got faith in you baby. ♪ i got faith in you now >> charlie is a very good dancer. don't let this suit and the tennis shoes fool you. >> what do teenagers want? potted plant parents. >> they like to have were parents around but that doesn't mean they want to interact with their parents. so i think a potted plant makes a good metaphor for that. >> could i move into your office? if you were there -- >> i will be your potted plant. >> i don't think you want me as a potted plant. you want more than that. >> it's so nice to have you at the table. >> it's so good to be here! so good to be here. >> is that hard? >> i tell you what, i'm in a suit and i fell like a fish out of water! >> base you're usually crawling through the snow! ♪
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good morning i'm meteorologist alison. pretty cold. temperatures below freezing. we stay dry today. it's tomorrow. we have another yellow weather alert. potential for freezing rain. a little ice possible. especially the farther north you go. especially through garrett county. they're under an ice storm warning. temperatures tomorrow increase. the second half of the day, no problem. sunday we're looking at showers. more details in the seven-day on our sap. mike in the news room with stories we're following. edgar welsh due in court for a preliminary hearing. he was indicted on federal charges. he's accused of firing one shot inside a northwest dc pizzaria. no one was hurt in this. he's facing several n
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incident. we'll have an update later today from that hearing. the countdown to christmas. if you can't wait to visit santa, you can track him down closer to home. we have a santa tracker on you can find him at the malls and other events. if you spot santa, you can add that spot to our list to help others find him. good morning megan mooney. >> reporter: good morning, mike. cold? what cold. we're getting the holiday spirit this morning.
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we are getting in the christmas spirit today with megan live at our christmas market in downtown dc. and right here in the great day kitchen. we're decorating christmas cookies, mashed potatoes, and more. >> it's friday december 16th and this is great day washington. good morning my friends. my name is chris. >> and i'm marquette
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morning. thanks for joining us. >> it might be chilly outside. with a beautiful chartreuse cardigan sweater with diamonds for buttons, it sure is warm on the inside. it's national ugly sweater day today. i know you're warm, chris, this is not your color. >> it is my color. it brings out the beauty in my eyes. national ugly sweater day. it's celebrated the third friday of december each year. and i'm told it actually started in 2011. now it's reached international proportions. there's a way to help this day like a helping day of donations with the make the world better with a sweater foundation. there's a lot of ugly sweaters. i think anyone you see with an ugly sweater today, grab them and give them a big hug. they're dedicated to being less attractive than
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>> i wore an ugly sweater vest to our office christmas party yesterday at wusa 9. and boy did we have fun. there were about 20 to 30 people in the building rocking their ugly sweaters. and i really do feel like it brought us together. >> it did. >> we were hugging. there was comradery. there are good things that can come from bad fashion. >> sure i. this sweater says that i would make a pretty handsome older woman with a beard. and in entertainment news from a galaxy far, far away, earth is feeling the power of the force yet again. rogue one opened everywhere with an estimated $30 million in box office ticket sales. i don't know if you were one of them. but legions of star wars fans waited in line at midnight. they were dressed


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