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jones, died in the crash. what has this community lost? >> oh, this community has lost some beautiful spirits, some beautiful angels, some students that made many people's lives brighter. and i know that, as my family, many families are grieving right now. >> the cbs overnight news will
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if you are in charge of the thanksgiving feast, you know how much time and energy is involved from planning to shopping to cooking. well, there's a new service that aims to make at least the shopping part a little easier. anna werner has that. >> reporter: why go to the supermarket when the supermarket can go to you? >> this mom gets groceries from amazon. on this day from the company's new super fast prime now service. >> my husband and i both stay up late to watch tv after the baby is in bed, and we think what ice cream we can order. you know?
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her in just one hour. >> what it really is about is saving your time. there's lots of people who don't want to be in lines. although this is not what your pantry looks like, i promise this is organized chaos. >> reporter: stephanie landry heads up prime now. >> you can get all of your basic groceries, electronics, toys, sporting equipment, books, all sorts of things. >> reporter: she walked us through this amazon facility where wos orders and fill up brown paper bags for delivery. >> how many items can you keep in a smaller warehouse like this one? >> somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 items. >> reporter: for larger orders the company also offers amazon fresh. an on-line grocery store with even bigger warehouses. and it's not just amazon. grocery chains like safeway and whole foods, even google are among at least 50 major outlets
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sales are up 15% from 2015 and could top $12 billion this year. >> feel free to help dig in here. there's a lot of food you got. >> reporter: the new shopping options aren't limited to plain groceries. >> we got some garlic chives here, some celery. >> reporter: meet the meal kit. >> it's some wild alakan salmon, and here is our antibiotic-free chicken for the chicken dish. >> reporter: three dinners in a box for the week. crispy chicken. >> reporter: complet with recipes, pictures -- >> a little bottle of white wine vinegar. >> reporter: from the country's largest kit seller, blue apron. >> that's it. one box. now you're ready to cook. >> ready to cook. >> reporter: co-founder matt salsberg says subscribers order some eight million meals every month.
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home, and what we think we're doing is just making cooking at home more affordable, more efficient, higher quality, and better for the environment than the way that people cook at home today, which is going to a grocery store. >> reporter: want to cook like martha stewart? well, she sells meal kits too. so do plated, peach dish, and w york city mother of two lucy bladder gets hers from a company called hello fresh. >> i think it's for me most about not having the time to go through all the aisles and if i take my kids, that's really stressful taking kids shopping is super stressful. they ask for everything. it just makes it simple and super convenient. >> reporter: she gets three meals a week for about $60. >> now, we should point out that you have a grocery store right across the street. i could actually see it from here. >> i do. >> reporter: so with all these new services, profits can't be far behind, right? >> i call it the sheep effect. >> reporter: not so fast, says retail analyst curt jetta. >> when it comes to these
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>> well, they're just -- they're doing it. they're doing it. but, like, just stop and think. is that right for you? >> so grocery stores are not dead. >> no, not at all. >> reporter: he says on-line shopping accounts for just 1.5% of the $800 billion grocery market. a key reason is that right now he says buying groceries on-line is work. >> if i'm shopping on-line versus in the store, why is it so difficult for me on-line to figure out which can of baked beans i want? >> well, because at any one time you're getting six on there. you can't really tell the size. you t here i have it all. i just see it all at once, and i'm usually familiar with the layout. i can just go and do it and on to the next category. >> reporter: plus, on-line shopping may save you time, but not money. prices can be up to 25% higher and jetta says data show 90% of consumers still prefer the traditional grocery store. >> i like personally being able to see the sales.
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aisles and seeing the ones that i didn't get to see. it just makes me feel good to see the products. >> so by trying to move this process out on-line, they are essentially solving a problem that doesn't exist? >> i would say they are, and they're also shooting themselves in the foot, so they're trying to invest in something that they make less money and undermines a business that is successful and people are generally happy with. >> reporter: but don't tell that to amazon stephanie landry. people's problems and lives today, which are very busy, very hustle bustle, and i think that we're providing a solution that makes people's lives better. >> reporter: so maybe on a thanksgiving to come your cooking will be out of the box. definitely good enough to eat. >> that looks insanely good. >> reporter: but in the long run will the recipe last? >> the cbs overnight news will
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miles south of broadway's theater district there's a show unlike any other in town. for the last 25 years three men painted in blue have been giving this eye-popping, mind-bending performance using the unlikeliest of props like marshmallows and pvc pipes to wow the crowd. >> how did you even come up with the idea of creating instruments like this? >> we just love the sound of tubes when you hit them. there's actually no overtone. it doesn't sound like a zbliel phone in that wooden or metal way. >> reporter: chris wink and phil stanton are two of the three founding members of the blue man group. >> when we started out, we were really interested inkind of asking through this project through the character kind of what's essentially human? >> i didn't feel like i had a
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on the inside like i fit in just about as much as a bald and blue guy. >> reporter: they started as street and club performers in the consumer-driven 1980s, and with the help of co-founder matt goldman, a singular character began to develop. >> we instinctively wanted blue man to be universal. we wanted it to feel like he was not from any particular nation or culture or race or anything. >> we didn't know we were creating a show, actually, but what we were really doing was doing what the marx brothers did, which was we were later become the signature pieces in our show. >> at what point does it become viable and something that you realize you're going to be doing for a long time? >> well, it was all kind of a series of accidents. we would do a performance as a guest in someone else's show, and then next thing you know they asked us to do a full show, and we said we don't have that much material, but we'll see what we can do.
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material to go that it was a show and we said, all right, let's do this. >> reporter: the idea of a silent trio of blue men performing oddball tricks and satireizing culture confused some at first. >> what is it? what is it you do? >> reporter: as the founders told charlie rose back in 1992. >> here's stanton and wink. >> all the great technology that people were coming up with was sort of the purpose of keeping people in their apartments with the vcr's and fax machines and everything. our sensibilities about people getting together and not being isolated. >> it allows us to be an outsider in the mundane world. it's a familiar technique. you know, a mermaid, a martian, a brother from another planet. ? >> reporter: the show is constantly evolving to keep up with the times. while the earliest versions tackle the just emerging issue of information overload, it now incorporates giant smart devices or gi-pads vying for your trengs a. >> we're curious about the phenomenon of a global
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loss of the tribe. we're all about moving forward into the future and into, you know, innovation and all that, but there's a few things from our ancient past that we need to bring with us. if you'll notice, at our show there's a vibe kind of in a weird way with all this weird modern stuff happening, but it's probably similar in our minds to being around the campfire in the hunter gather period, in the cave. you kn just playing some drums and just grooving because that's kind of in our dna. >> reporter: as it's profile groove, the blue man group got bigger. the show would expand to seven locations around the world from las vegas to berlin, which meant there needed to be more blue men able to perform. >> how did you go about casting other blue men? >> i don't think we could envision at first that other people can and should play the character.
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infusion of energy for us because we stopped talking about -- it wasn't my version of the blue man or phil's. it was, you know, the blue man. >> so the blue man typically leave their hands by their side. >> reporter: they now hold try-outs around the world. this was the first audition for a group that we visited back in august. >> okay. very good. >> reporter: andy tallon and stephan rue have been training to be blue men for two months. >> how does it feel to be coming in to this group of performers? >> it's pretty special. i mean, it's a long process. it's an eight-week process. sort of a graduate school kind of css the performance and it feels like an honor. >> reporter: stephan first auditioned four years ago in berlin. both are now performing in shows. that's stephan throwing marshmallows. >> you are just thinking that's my job. that's just like really fun. >> we need to find your individual root into this character. >> there's just hours and hours of discussion around the training because it's a subtle thing. if someone is too quirky, too
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work. if someone is too dead and doesn't have any life force, no charisma to it, it loses its profundity. it's a sophisticated kind of balancing act that gets to a very simple but very soulful performance. >> reporter: this week the empire state building paid omage to their blue empire for a night. chris wink and phil stanton hope their experiment will be around for decades more to come. >> our test is what are the 15-year-olds, 22-year-olds -- we don't want it to be their parent's show. we want it to be a show that resonates with them. >> half of it is timeless, and half is a snap shot, and have you to keep taking the picture. the change that happens we can all see that in real-time. it's almost more interesting to kind of play around with what's going to remain the same. you know? what's essentially human? >> we're betting on drumming by
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coming to a close in january, he took one more opportunity to honor some of the people who have inspired him and us over the past decades. 21 of america's best and brightest from movies, sports, tv, music, and business were invited to the white house to receive the presidential medal of freedom. it's tat jan crawford reports. >> this is a particularly impressive class. >> reporter: from a redford to a ross, to the boss. the 21 recipients of this year's medal of freedom painted a portrait of america's talent and diversity. >> everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way. >> reporter: this was president obama's final opportunity to
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contributions to the u.s. and the world. after tom hanks was acknowledged for more than his oscar-winning roles. >> america owes you a debt of gratitude, son. >> he has been an accidental witness to history, he has championed our veterans, supported space exploration, and the truth is, tom has always saved his best roles for real life. honored michael jordan and kareem abdul-jabbar. he says ab dur jabar wasn't just an mvp on the basketball court. >> when a sport changes its what does that mean to you?or >> to me it means i must have done something good in my lifetime or inspired a few people. >> reporter: an emotional ellen degeneres was acknowledged for her courage coming out almost two decades ago. >> what an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk your career like that. people don't do that very often.
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getting in. she tweeted "they haven't let me into the white house yet because i forgot my id." ? baby, we were born to run ? >> reporter: as for bruce springsteen, obama had to admit -- >> i am the president. he is the boss. >> reporter: also among the honores, actress cecili tyson, mia lynn, and just retired dodgers announcer, vince scully. none of these honorees could ever be accused of standing still, except for a brief time tuesday when they paused to pose for a once in a lifetime mannequin challenge. probably the easiest challenge of their long and innovative careers. also at the white house tuesday was robert deniro and bill and melinda gates and loren michaels. according to a tally by the washington post, president obama has given out more medals of freedom than any other president. and that's the overnight news for this thanksgiving thursday. for some of you the news continues.
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york city, i'm don daley.. -- captions by vitac -- >> quijano: america on the move. >> this is krasy. i have never seen it like this. >> quijano: the busiest holiday rush in nearly a decade. millions jam highways, airports, and trains. plus, a security lockdown for the thanksgiving parade. also tonight two women join the trump cabinet. buying groceries just got a whole lot easier. >> it's a great time to be a shopper. it's a tough time to be a supermarket. >> quijano: and -- >> we're under the lincoln memorial. we're about 75 feet underground. >> quijano: a national treasure is being restored by the is being restored by the monuments men.
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>> quijano: americans are on a mission to see family and friends ask get there in time for thanksgiving dinner. it won't be easy. the 405 in los angeles was packed in both directions before dawn on wednesday. airport security lines snaked around terminals. nearly 49 million plan to travel 50 miles or more, the most since 2007. the vast majority are driving and paying an average of $2.13 a gallon for gas, among the lowest prices in years. we have a team of correspondents covering this. first, kris van cleave at reagan national airport outside d.c. >> reporter: elaine, the airlines are pretty happy with the way the day is going. so far, only about 40 flights delayed as of early evening on the east coast, some 3.7 million people expected to fly this holiday weekend. many of them are still in line as the airports are bracing for record numbers. from denver to chicago o'hare
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greeted holiday fliers. >> this is crazy. i've never seen it like this before, and i've traveled here for the past three years. >> reporter: thanksgiving is the airline's super bowl. the world is watching. and dave holz is watching weather and delays from delta's operation center in atlanta. >> we're looking far enough out in advance so when we do run into some of those impactful items, we are prepared for it. we can adjust quickly, reset the airline, and get things back on their feet. >> it's going to be a big weekend. >> reporter: t.s.a. administrator peter neffenger. do security for the thanksgiving holiday? >> there are no particular credible threat streams we're following right now, just the standard concerns you have about aviation security, and we're going to be on top of that. >> reporter: i'm david begnaud. motorists on the washington, d.c. beltway this afternoon were stuck in the country's worst traffic-- a five-and-a-half-hour bottleneck that backed up for 12 miles.
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-- 43 million people are expected to drive to their thanksgiving destination. that's nearly a million more people than last year. traffic fatalities are up 10% in the first half of this year, and that's a big concern on a travel day like this. the automobile club expects to help out 370,000 people who will have some kind of car trouble. the only trouble the homan family had today was space. brad homan and christy hope decided to use the sports car for the family trip to the florida keys. how long is the trip? >> it's about five hours. >> repte >> we have to take a break. >> there's a little bit of complaining going on, just a little bit. we had to get out of the car for that reason. >> yeah. >> reporter: right now, we are in bumper-to-bumper traffic in fort lauderdale, florida. we're on i-95, and it's moving at about 13 miles per hour. a little tip for you -- try not to travel home on sunday if you can avoid it. according to the mobile app waze, traffic jams will soar 240% on sunday. from the roads to the rails,
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>> reporter: i'm michelle miller at penn station in new york city, where holiday travelers rushed to get seated on mostly sold-out trains. penn station is the busiest hub along the northeast corridor, servicing trains every two to three minutes. nationwide this year, 750,000 people will be riding the rails. long lines drove some travelers a bit stir crazy, but with trains running on schedule, passengers like eugene deloatch tried to enjoy the ride. >> smooth and quiet. >> reporter: the day before thanksgiving. >> early. >> reporter: early. >> it was early, yes. >> reporter: that's the key? >> that is the key. >> reporter: with new york on high alert from threats of terror this thanksgiving, amtrak's c.e.o. wick moorman said they have added more highly trained police and canine units to their patrols. >> it's a big, big presence here and a lot of planning to keep it safe. >> reporter: and tonight, some of the people around he are looking at 30-minute delays,
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that's because someone was struck and killed by an amtrak train late this afternoon in delaware, causing the temporary suspension of traffic along the northeast corridor. >> quijano: all right, thank you, michelle miller, david begnaud, and kris van cleave. a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain made for tough sledding today in minnesota and across the upper midwest. more ice and snow are expected tomorrow from northern pennsylvania to central new england. rain is expected elsewhere in the northeast. for heavy rain and snow in the mountains. among the new additions to the thanksgiving parade in new york city are trucks filled with sand. jericka duncan says they're rolling in to protect an expected crowd of three million. >> reporter: as the parade balloons began to take shape, so is the city's security plan. metal barricades will line the
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canines will sniff for explosives as more than 3,000 uniformed officers watch the crowds. you actually prefer the extra security. >> i do. i think that it's appropriate. >> reporter: this afternoon, 81 sand-filled sanitation trucks started blocking intersections to prevent a terrorist attack like the one in nice, france, last july. the radical islamic terror group isis recently named the parade online magazine. along with its network of security cameras, police have established limited pedestrian entrance points and created a web of street closures around the parade's final blocks. new york city mayor bill de handle anything that is going on around us and to work with everyone to make sure it's a safe and fun day for everyone who attends. >> reporter: police vans like the one behind me that are throughout this city are command centers of sorts. you could think of them that way. that is where police officers
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that surveillance coming in live. now, authorities tell us an additional security challenge this year, elaine, president-elect donald trump's residence is just one block away from the parade route. >> quijano: jericka duncan, thank you. >> cbs overnight news will be
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>> this is the cbs overnight news. >> quijano: president-elect trump was busy with his transition today, naming two women for top posts. betsy devos, a republican party donor, for education secretary, and in a twist, nikki haley for u.n. ambassador. here's julianna goldman. >> governor nikki haley. >> reporter: south carolina governor nikki haley was one of the republican party's loudest critics of its eventual nominee. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> reporter: and mr. trump didn't spare her, either, tweeting in march, "the people of south carolina are embarrassed by nikki haley." to which she replied, "bless your heart."
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>> we are currently living through what may be the most interesting time in american political history. >> reporter: haley, an indian- american, diversifies the president-elect's personnel picks and helps him extend an olive branch to the party establishment, but she lacks the foreign policy experience of previous u.n. ambassadors. mr. trump's other pick today, g.o.p. donor betsy devos, was for a ne >> i may cut the department of education. >> devos is a strong advocate for school charter schools and is against common core, which mr. trump wants to abolish. >> we will provide school choice and put an end to common core. we're bringing our education local. >> reporter: jeb bush, one of mr. trump's former opponents and a common core supporter, called devos "an outstanding pick." there were also indications today that the president-elect
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ben carson to head the department of housing and urban development. >> the inner cities, you can't walk to the store for a loaf of bread. you get shot. >> reporter: while no formal announcement was made, carson, who would be the first african american in mr. trump's cabinet, hinted in a facebook post that he's accepted the position writing that he can help make "our inner cities great for everyone." for secretary of state, rudy giuliani is still in the running, and so is mr. trump's number one g.o.p. critic, mitt romney. but some of the president-elect's advisers are lobbying against him. so, elaine, nikki haley may have checked the box for assembling that so-called team of rivals. >> quijano: julianna goldman, thank you. in tennessee tonight, five children are still fighting for their lives after the monday bus crash that killed five school mates. manuel bojorquez is in chattanooga with new information about the driver. >> reporter: this afternoon, police announced they've eliminated one possible reason 24-year-old johnthony walker lost control of the school bus
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chattanooga police sergeant austin garrett: >> we received toxicology reports back today from the tennessee bureau of investigation that shows no trace of alcohol or drugs in the driver's system. >> reporter: today, the n.t.s.b. said it was looking into why walker was not driving on a designated bus route. he is being held on vehicular manslaughter charges while investigators review video and black box recordings from the bus and look into other possible factors, like excessive speed. investigators are also looking into claims some parents had complained about walker's driving in the past. while he has no previous criminal history, records show he was in a minor accident while driving a school bus two months ago. walker was hired by a private contractor, durham school services. c.e.o. david a. duke released this video statement today. >> my responsibility now is to look for answers, answers about why this tragedy occurred, and answers for how we can make sure that this never, ever happens
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>> reporter: the crash has left this community deep in mourning. lafrederick thirkill's nine-year-old cousin, cordayja jones, died in the crash. what has this community lost? >> oh, this community has lost some beautiful spirits, some beautiful angels, some students that made many people's lives brighter. and i know that, as my family, many families are grieving right now. >> reporter: doctors treating the student say some arrived so scared and dazed they could not spell their names or remember their own birthdays. elaine, most have now been released, including six today. >> manuel, thank you. >> quijano: in the south of england this weerks an unusual item went up for auction. the skeleton of a bird taller and heavier than a turkey, hunted into extinction centuries ago. mark phillips has the story.
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200,000 pounds. with me at 250,000 pounds. >> reporter: more than a collection of old bones was on the block at this auction. those bones, once assembled, formed the world's most famous dead bird, the dodo. >> "dead as a dodo" just rolls off the tongue sort of beautifully, doesn't it? >> reporter: the phrase stuck, says dodo expert errol fuller, not just because it was catchy, but because the dodo's extinction is so well documented. hungry european sailors found the bird on the indian ocean island of mauritius in the late 1500s. within about 80 years, the hapless and significantly flightless bird was gone, dead as. the dodo has been extinct for more than 300 years, yet it is still the most important symbol of what mankind can do to nature if it isn't careful or if it doesn't care. yet, the dodo, and its lessons, live again. >> 260, i have. 260,000 pounds now.
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price on a lesson, but auction house owner rufus van der werff says he was selling an idea. is this an example of man's folly? >> it really brings it home that we can have a big impact on the environment. >> reporter: make no bones about it. >> animal and bird species are being made extinct at a faster rate than ever, and that is, one way or another, our fault, or mankind's fault. so whether we're actually learning the lesson, i don't think i'd like to say. become the next dodo. >> well, that's a possibility, too. >> all done. >> reporter: the bird went for... >> 280,000 pounds. and sold. >> reporter: ...about $416,000 with commissions, a big price for a big lesson. mark phillips, cbs news, billingshurst, england. >> quijano: next on the cbs evening news, new technology is threatening to make supermarkets extinct. and later, an e-cigarette blows
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>> quijano: if you're like a lot of people, you waited in a long line at the supermarket and paid through the nose for your thanksgiving feast. but john blackstone reports there may be a smarter way. >> reporter: attention shoppers-- the $600 billion grocery industry in america is
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technology offering shoppers new ways to find bargains. what's the most you've saved using this? >> yeah, so, i'd say, like, 25%. >> reporter: mary lemmer does comparative shopping using a smartphone app called basket. >> i buy strawberries, apples, carrots, avocados. >> reporter: the app calculates the total cost of her groceries at nearby markets. sometimes whole foods has the lowest price, but not this time. >> my basket at safeway would be $42.07, and my basket at whole foods would be $56.50. so that's how much i could save. >> reporter: customers of zaycon fresh save by ordering online and then lining up when the zaycon delivery truck comes to their areas. >> are you a first-time buyer. >> reporter: bulk orders of chicken cost about half the supermarket price. >> just pull on up and get your chicken, and the price is a good deal for what you're getting. >> reporter: the six-year-old
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now makes parking lot deliveries at 1,200 locations nationwide. >> 160 pounds. >> reporter: mike conrad is zaycon's cofounder. >> it's almost like a concierge service, you know. they don't have to get out of the car. >> reporter: online grocery sales are expected to rise from $16 billion in 2015 to $42 billion this year. supermarket news retailer editor john springer: >> what e-commerce offers is, you know, giving that consumer shopping back every week. >> reporter: it's also giving supermarkets another big competitor, amazon, which plans to open stores where shoppers can pick up online grocery orders. >> it's a great time to be a shopper. it's a tough time to be a supermarket. >> reporter: in the supermarket wars, technology is giving shoppers an upper hand. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> quijano: coming up, who were president obama's adorable
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sque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> quijano: a giant water slide where a 10-year-old boy was killed last summer will now be torn down. caleb schwab was decapitated in the accident in kansas city, kansas. he was the son of state representative scott schwab. an investigation is ongoing. once that's finished, the demolition will begin. ralph branca, the brooklyn dodgers pitcher who gave up the shot heard 'round the world, has
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>> the giants won the pennant! the giants won the pennant! >> branca surrendered that famous home run to the new york giants' bobby thompson in 1951 and handled it with dignity. branca was one of jackie robinson's biggest supporters when robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. ralph branca was 90. surveillance cameras captured a frightening moment at new york's grand central terminal today when a man's e-cigarette he suffered third-degree burns. e-cigarette batteries are known to explode. the department of transportation has banned them from commercial flights. thanks to a presidential pardon, two turkeys named "tater" and "tot" may live to see another thanksgiving. president obama carried out the tradition, joined by his young nephews, austin and aaron robinson. they seemed to enjoy the
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suggested it was for the birds.
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gathers to celebrate thanksgiving, it's worth noting the national holiday was established by abraham lincoln in 1863 to unite the country as the civil war raged. chip reid met someone who's making sure the legacy of our 16th president lives on. >> this place has a great deal of historic meaning to all americans. >> reporter: it's not every day you get a personal tour of the lincoln memorial, and the tour guide is a billionaire. where does he rank in your
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presidents, but there's no doubt that lincoln held the country together, and i think, therefore, is probably our greatest president. >> reporter: financier david rubenstein has spent tens of millions of his own fortune to refurbish everything from the iwo jima memorial to the washington monument. >> if lincoln were to stand up he would be 28 feet tall. >> reporter: now he's giving another $18.5 million to the parks service to repair this memorial's stained walls and leaky roof, and to scrub clean two iconic murals and some of words ever uttered by an american president. but the biggest change will be underground. where are we right now? >> right now, we're under the lincoln memorial. >> reporter: for the first time, tourists will be able to see the subterranean cavern that looks like a cathedral and to view graffiti sketched by construction workers almost 100 years ago. the visitor center will be in this area?
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>> reporter: that's right, a massive 15,000-square-foot underground educational center will dramatically change the lincoln memorial experience. >> so there will be much more opportunity to learn about lincoln and to really come away from this lincoln memorial with a real sense of who lincoln was and what he did. >> reporter: why do you do this? >> i do it because i think i'm giving back to my country in a small, modest way, perhaps, and hope i'll inspire other people to do the same. >> reporter: you would like to do. >> absolutely. i don't have the resources-- i don't have enough resource to do it myself. i want other people to do it as as well. >> reporter: a mission born of rubenstein's love of his country and the great americans who gave it life. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> quijano: that's the overnight news for this thanksgiving thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the evening news and cbs this morning. the evening news and cbs this morning. i'm elaine quijano.
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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, november 24th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." millions of people will line the thanksgiving parade route in new york city this morning with thousands of police officers on guard. the new safety strategy for the decades-old tradition. after appointing two women to top posts, president-elect trump delivers a holiday message on his youtube page. >> let us give thanks for all that we have and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead. and president obama offers his last turkey pardon, delivering his final culinary clips. >> when somebody at your table
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hogging all of the side dishes, you can't have any more, i hope you respond with the creed that sums up the spirit of the hungry people, yes, we cran. 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. well, this thanksgiving here in new york city, there is ramped up security, as the city prepares to largest parades. and while there is no credible threat, the fbi has alerted authorities it is concerned about potential attacks and the same is true for transportation hubs across the u.s. jamie yuccas is in new york on the parade route. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. you know. for so many families, they come out to see the balloons and the floats, but for the nypd, this parade is all about security. more than 3,000 officers will be
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members of new york's finest began taking position along central park west overnight, gearing up to protect millions of spectators expected at the thanksgiving day parade. >> nypd is going to mount an even strong operation this year. >> reporter: new york city mayor bill de blasio detailed many of the security plans last night. dozens of sand-filled sanitation truck blocking off traffic in the first of the parade's history and officers on the ground to thwart a terror attack. >> all of our police officers, each and every one will have a smartphone and if any incidents on the route we will be able to connect with the incident command post quickly and deal with any issue as soon as it comes up. >> reporter: the heavy police presence along the parade route do not deter people to come out
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balloons come to life on the parade route. this man and his daughter were among them. >> to see the excitement in her eyes and watch thanksgiving kickoff and the holiday season is a big joy. >> reporter: lisa and her daughter ava also stayed focused on the meaning of the holiday. >> we have so much to be thankful for, we are very lucky to be here to live in america and live in the best city in the world. >> reporter: while there is no credible terror threat against the parade or the country, federal officials are urging americans to stay vigilant, especially in public places. there will be 42 different balloons in today's parade. there is going to be an updated charlie brown balloon and also a replica of the first-ever balloon in the thanksgiving day parade. that is felix the cat from 1927. the entire event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. eastrn. >> jamie yuccas here in new york city, happy thanksgiving, jamie. well, for most of the country, the weather is cooperating for the holiday. but there will be rain in parts
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bracing for heavy snow in higher elevations and rain elsewhere. in utah, snow made for difficult travel last night. icing over roadways and diminishing visibility. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the thanksgiving forecast. >> reporter: most of the country this thanksgiving is enjoying some peaceful weather. one area we will watch up into the northeast, a lot of clouds and light wintry mix to watch for most of the northeastern states and most of the same in friday and most in rain and northern new england seeing everybody else pretty mild and dry. one other part to watch is the pacific northwest. another round of heavy rainfall moving in, some gusty winds and the rain slides down the coast as we head into friday and saturday to start the weekend and eventually heading all the way into central california as we look towards saturday. this is part of a bigger pattern change for us and talk about it in a second. but for your thursday.
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minor delays around new york and seattle. otherwise, coast-to-coast, pretty quiet. here is the pattern shift. as we move toward the holiday weekend, a lot of colder air in the west and produce mountain snow and resurgence of warmer air and mild conditions in the middle of the country to end the holiday weekend and for travel home after thanksgiving. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. have a great holiday. in tennessee, a sixth child has died from injuries received in a school bus crash. ve hospitalized. police are trying to figure out why the bus was on the wrong road and they have received the toxicology report on the driver. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: police announced they have eliminated one possible reason johnthony walker lost control of the school bus on monday. chattanooga police sergeant austin garrett. >> we received toxicology reports back today from the tennessee bureau of investigation that shows no trace of alcohol or drugs in the driver's system. >> reporter: the ntsb said it was looking into why walker was not driving on a designated bus
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manslaughter charges while investigators review video and black box recordings from the bus and look into other possible factors like excessive speed. investigators are also looking into claims some parents had complained about walker's driving in the past. while he has no previous criminal history, records show he was in a minor accident while driving a school bus two months ago. walker was hired by a private contractor, durham school services. ceo david a. duke released this video statement today. >> my responsibility now is to look for answers. >> reporter: the crash has left this community deep in mourning. lefrederick's 9-year-old cousin died in the crash. >> this community has lost some beautiful spirits, some beautiful angels, some students that made many people's lives brighter. >> reporter: doctors at this hospital say some students arrived here so scared and dazed, they were not able to spell their names or remember their own birthdays.
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chattanooga, tennessee. a white man in west virginia is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. the case is under review as a possible hate crime. police say 15-year-old james means was shot and killed monday night in charleston after he bumped into william pullian outside of a store. the two confronted each other a second time and pullian said he felt threatened. police say he shot means twice and left him to die and then pullian told police, quote, that's another piece of trash off the street. the police officer shot near a detroit college campus died last night. 29-year-old collin rose was a five-year veteran of the wayne state university police force. he was shot in the head tuesday while investigating possible thefts off campus. police arrested a suspect in the shooting late that night, but he has not been charged.


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