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the average temperature in concord, new hampshire, 38 degrees, was the warmest since 1868. 51 in new york's central park, the warmest in 147 years. 51 in philadelphia broke the record set in 1874. for businesses that rely on
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snow, rising temperatures mean plummeting profits. here's demarco morgan. >> reporter: with near-empty lifts and near-barren slopes, this wasn't the ski trip ackeline vasquez was hoping for. >> it's a mess. it's a mess. the snow's wearing down. this is the last time i'm going. i'm going home now. >> reporter: unseasonably warm temperatures left skiers scrambling. vicki said this one trail at jack frost ski resort in pennsylvania was their only option. >> every single one closed, closed, closed, until we get here and they said we just have one trail open. very disappointing. >> reporter: this barren landscape is a far cry from the winter wonderland of last year. >> it's not best-looking snow, but at least we're open. >> reporter: general manager mark daubert. >> we've had some tough years where it's been warm, but it's never been this warm continuously. >> reporter: is this a first for you in your experience? >> had tough starts, but this is the worst ever. >> reporter: it's not just here in blakeslee, pennsylvania.
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webcams at other resorts such as blue mountain, camelback, spring mountain and shawnee show snowless slopes. some are reporting they have lost 20% of their business so far. colder temperatures start arriving tonight as the new year arrives, and daubert is hoping to make up for lost time. >> we'll get this thing started by the latter part of the weekend, and early next week, with the cold air coming in, we'll be back on our feet and get rolling again. >> reporter: elaine, we've learned that more than 70 ski resorts across the northeast are closed, but those numbers are likely to change with the temperatures expected to drop in the new year. >> demarco morgan reporting from pennsylvania tonight. demarco, thank you. in the presidential race, several key aides have quit ben carson's campaign just a month before the iowa caucuses. carson had led several republican polls in iowa but has faded in recent weeks. today, campaign manager barry bennett stepped down, as did doug watts, the communications director. bennett says carson has been ignoring him and relying on his
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longtime business manager armstrong williams, a radio and tv host. williams denies that and carson had no comment. coming up, police in los angeles explain why crime is on the rise. jerry seinfeld takes a spin with the commander in comedy. and the golden gate bridge has a i've smoked a lot and quit a lot, but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology, helps prevent the urge to smoke all day. i want this time to be my last time. that's why i choose nicoderm cq. that lasts for twelve hours? try delsym® twelve hour cough liquid. its advanced formula releases powerful medicine that acts fast while its extended release medicine lasts for 12 hours. try delsym®. while its extended release mediplumpify your lashesurs. with new plumpify mascara a ginormous lash lifting brush
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last year we followed some high school dropouts as they tried to turn their lives around through the challenge academy. after graduation, michelle miller checked in on them a year later. >> reporter: a lot has changed for 18-year-old adjekai stewart since we first met her in july 2014 at sunburst youth challenge academy. >> yes, sergeant! >> you better hurry up! let's go. >> reporter: she and 200 other rebellious, unfocused high school dropouts were getting a wake-up call like none they'd ever heard. >> the day is going to be a long day! >> reporter: for five-and-a-half months, we watched as they were transformed physically-- >> keep pushing. >> reporter: and emotionally. stewart spent 10 minutes atop this confidence-building course. >> i can't! >> reporter: before she was
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coaxed into taking a leap of faith. >> yeah! >> there you go. there you go. good job. >> you did it, stewart! >> reporter: do you see, though, how far you've come? >> i have, i have because i felt like i was just such a weak person back then. >> reporter: but if you hadn't gone through that. >> i wouldn't be where i am. i wouldn't. >> reporter: where she is, is a first-semester college student. stewart graduated challenge academy last december. then she graduated from high school in june. >> i cried the next day because i was like, wow, like, i actually-- i actually finished. i actually graduated. so it was really cool. >> reporter: 17-year-old parker coker is almost finished, too. >> you're doing good, man, you're fine. >> reporter: at sunburst, we found a kid trying to climb out of the hole of his bad choices. back then, he explained it this way: >> you gotta look ahead, and it's not really easy to look ahead when you don't know how
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to, when nobody's really taught you how to. >> reporter: he'll graduate high school next year and plans to join the army. got a girlfriend? >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> it's that or straight "a"s and i chose the straight "a"s. >> reporter: where would you be if not for sunburst? >> probably in juvenile hall. yeah. >> reporter: we heard the same from nearly all of the sunburst cadets we followed through this program. edward tucker graduated high school this month. christa hopkins and francisco lazo are on track to get their diplomas next year. angel kay lemaster has dived right into her post-sunburst life, and plans to try out for the swim team at rubidox high school. >> rock! rock! >> louder now. >> rock! >> reporter: the lengthy 16- year-old with the buzzcut could barely hold it together during the first few days at sunburst.
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if you listen to her story, you can understand why. >> me and my mom were homeless pretty much sleeping in cars, underneath freeways. yes, first sergeant! i was always on my own, couch hopping my entire teenaged life, which caused me to drop out. >> reporter: but now, she's focused on the future because she understands her past. >> i messed my life up, you know, and it's hard to sit there and think that i messed my life up so bad they needed to go to sunburst in the first place. but it was an opportunity to open myself up and have a fresh start, a better chance. >> reporter: a second chance. >> a second chance. >> reporter: more than 120,000 high school dropouts have gone through the national guard youth challenge program since it was created back in 1993. sunburst is one of the most successful, with a 92% success rate. and, elaine, they just graduated 200 more students this month. >> compelling reporting. michelle miller, thank you so much. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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crime rose in 2015 in los
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angeles, the first increase in 12 years. violent crime spiked about 20% in the nation's second-largest city. property crime was up 10%. ben tracy is there. >> multiple shootings in the area. >> reporter: two drive-by shootings last night in los angeles left one man dead and two others wounded. so far this year, there have been 280 homicides in l.a., up 10% from last year. the number of rapes increased 8.6%, and aggravated assaults jumped more than 27%. >> the spike in crime, i don't understand. >> reporter: iona diggs has lived in south l.a. for more than 60 years. her neighborhood has seen 74 more people shot in 2015, compared to last year. what kind of crimes have you seen increased? >> the shootings, drive-by shootings. >> reporter: so serious stuff. >> serious stuff. >> reporter: all 21 lapd divisions are reporting crime increases.
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that's notable because crime had fallen dramatically in los angeles in the past decade due to a crackdown on gang-related crime. police attribute some of this year's crime spike to a resurgence of gang violence this summer. in august, lapd commander phillip tingirides told cbs news about a two-week span in south l.a. where 50 people were shot, 15 of them homicides. >> there were internal gang disputes, there were love triangles, there was domestic violence. most everything involved gangs in some way, shape, or form. >> reporter: since then the lapd has stepped up community policing. iona diggs says she's not going to let gangs take back her neighborhood. >> don't say this is your 'hood because it's not. it's ours, you know, and i'm going to protect my 'hood, as you say. >> reporter: while crime is up, it is worth noting that it is still quite a bit less than it used to be. in 1992, this city saw more than 1,000 homicides. elaine, this year that number is expected to be less than 300.
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>> ben tracy breaking down the statistics tonight, ben, thank you. jerry seinfeld goes for a ri,,,,
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are these washed? [ laughter ] >> come on. let's go. let's go get some coffee. >> last night, president obama appeared on jerry seinfeld's online series "comedians and cars getting coffee." >> you ready? >> i got some stuff to do. >> if you were expecting a conversation percolating with domestic and foreign policy, well, that's just not jerry seinfeld's brand. not that there's anything wrong with that. >> i do really well with the zero to eight demographic. >> oh, really? >> they love me. partly because they think my ears are big.
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little kids love saying my name, but it's all one big name, barack obama. >> reporter: seinfeld wasn't the only one with an american muscle car. >> i could call an american nuclear submarine right here. >> i don't have that. >> it's a cool feature. >> reporter: a leader of the comedy world strolled the white house grounds with the leader of the free world. and, like the coffee, the conversation flowed. >> how far can you wander around up there in your underwear, how far can you get before there's people and it's not cool? >> it's not cool general wandering around in my underwear. the first night, you're sleeping in the white house. >> right. >> what the hell is this, right? >> yeah, a night at the museum. >> that's how it feels for probably the first week.
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>> the 61-year-old comedian pulled back the commander on the 44th commander in chief with a surprisingly candid conversation. >> how many world leaders do you think are just completely out of their mind? >> a pretty sizable percentage. you know, you've made like a ridiculous amount of money. >> so much more than you, and yet how do i seem to you? do i seem spoiled, out of touch? >> i don't know. >> you have a pretty good instinct for people. >> right now you seem like a normal guy. >> but i'm putting on a guy, like everybody else does for you. >> reporter: and when you're at the president's house, it's only polite to let them drive. >> i like the hand hanging over the wheel. >> i mean, that's -- you've got to do it that way. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this new year's day. for some of you, the news
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continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. this is the "cbs overnight news." happy new year and welcome to the "overnight news." i'm michelle miller. 2016 came in with a bang, with parties and fireworks from sydney, australia to anchorage, alaska. the biggest celebration of all was at the crossroads of them all, new york city's times square. upwards of a million people jammed into the square for an evening of fun and music. of course, the dropping of the crystal ball, bringing out with the old and in with the new. ♪
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overseas, a massive fire broke out in a high rise hotel in dubai just hours before the midnight fireworks, which went on as scheduled. the show in brussels was canceled as arrests were made in a new year's eve terror plot and security was tight at celebrations around the world. elizabeth palmer reports now from ronald. >> reporter: not even terrorist threats could keep europeans from ringing in the new. from moscow to berlin. although everywhere, security was heavy. especially paris, where terrorists truck twice this year. there, the president himself appeared with some of the 11,000 soldiers on duty. it was a photo-op designed to reassure residents and visitors. >> we're not really scared about it. we want to enjoy it.
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we've never been here new year's eve, and it's magical. >> reporter: but the magic was scaled back a little. there were no fireworks this year, and the traditional party will wrap up earlier than usual. in brussels, the official party was canceled. soldiers fanned out across the city and workers dismantled the stage where the new year's show was to go on. after the arrest of two men suspected of planning holiday attacks. some think it was an overreaction. >> i think it's backing down to the threat of terrorism. i think we should stand up and just make everything happen. >> reporter: but belgians are edgy. this week, police arrested yet another suspect with links to the paris attacks in molenbeek, a brussels suburb that was home to two of the other attackers. and one of them, salah abdeslam, is still on the loose. still, new year's eve is for
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celebration, says this brussels club owner. >> i believe the people of brussels need to party and gather and to bond together. >> reporter: and it wasn't only the belgian police who discovered evidence of a new year's terrorist attack. the turks too have arrested two men they say were planning to bomb crowded areas in ankara tonight. bill cosby is free on a million dollars bail after his arraignment on a sex abuse charge dating back nearly a dozen years. he was charged about a month before the statute of limitations would have run out. cosby's lawyer calls the arrest a political stunt by the local prosecutor. jericka duncan is outside the courthouse just outside of philadelphia. >> reporter: two attorneys at his side, bill cosby carefully stepped out of a black suv wednesday to face criminal charges of sexual assault. >> mr. cosby, do you want to say anything? >> reporter: gripping a crane, the 78-year-old stumbled on the
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curb as he was led into the courthouse. the accusations that led him here date back to 2004, when former temple university employee andrea constand says cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her. according to the complaint, he gave her three blue bills and within half hour she says she experienced blurred vision and difficulty speaking. >> mr. cosby urged her to take the pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move or respond to his advances. >> reporter: constand say she woke the morning partially undressed. at the time, the district attorney said there was not enough evidence to charge cosby. in 2005, constand filed a civil
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suit which was later settled privately. but this past july, investigators decided to reopen the case after a judge unsealed portions of depositions which cosby admitted to giving drugs to at least one woman. constand's attorney asked cosby, when you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women you wanted to have sex with? cosby replied yes. he later said he misunderstood the question. >> it's sad for his legal team, for his family, that he would be dragged through this. we're 12 years in, 12 years after an alleged assault that was fully investigated. >> reporter: cosby is due back in court next month for a preliminary hearing. if convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. the mother of ethan couch has been charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon.
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the charges were lodged in texas. couch remains in the l.a. county jail after being flown from mexico. the son, ethan couch, remains in police custody in mexico. seth doane reports on the legal maneuvers delaying his return. >> reporter: handcuffed and flanked by u.s. marshals, tonya couch was escorted out of los angeles international airport early this morning. her son, ethan, left behind in mexico. video from cbs dallas station ktvt shows the 18-year-old in a dark baseball hat and coat, moved to a larger immigration facility in mexico city. on monday, mexican immigration officials detained the pair, calling for their deportation. according to u.s. marshals, the mother and son obtained local representation, who filed a protection order or an appeal. >> it's a request that the court issue an order to stop the proceedings.
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>> reporter: mexican officials deported tonya couch for being in the country illegally, while ethan is going through a more complicated deportation process that could keep him there for several weeks. >> the couches have legal counsel, and it seems to me that if they wanted to, they could pay as much money as they want to, to drag this out as much as they wanted to. >> reporter: earlier this week, video captured the pair before they were taken into custody. couch killed four people in a drunk driving accident in 2013. his defense argued that he suffered from the controversial condition, affluenza, claiming his lack of responsibility was the result of his privileged upbringing. a judge sentenced him to ten years' juvenile probation. >> welcome to juvenile law in texas. it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: now, tonya couch will likely face third degree felony charges for allegedly
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we'll take some time to look back at the year that was. 2015 saw americans triumph on the soccer field, and pope francis make his first visit to the states. there was the start of the 2016 presidential campaign, and a pair of deadly terror attacks in paris. [ explosion ] >> multiple attacks in the city of paris. many are dead. many are wounded. >> the bataclan is where the greatest massacre happened. a whole night of violence. >> france is today a country at war. >> u.s. officials are calling the attacks a game changer. >> this is an attack on all of humanity. >> they hit six sites, and in
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the span of just 32 minutes, darkness fell on the city of light. [ gunfire ] >> this was an attack on our very way of life. this was an attack on the way the west lives. >> the staff at "charlie hebdo," they're going to publish as normal. >> could an attack like paris happen here in the u.s.? >> on a couple of levels. >> this was supposed to be a happy occasion, but it turned into an active shooter scene. >> the two gunmen were killed in a shootout with police just hours after the rampage. >> i can't get my head around the fact that a 27-year-old mother of a 16-month-old is firing off as many rounds as she is. >> i think the entire event doesn't make a whole lot of sense to be honest with you. >> i'm calling this guy to find out if he's okay, and he's the shooter. you know, how do you -- it's
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difficult. >> these events, they shocked me and you realize life is precious. >> somehow this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response ends up being routine. we've become numb to this. >> multiple shots were fired. that's when i knew something was wrong. >> the gunman's motive is unclear. what is unclear is the devastating impact actions have had on this tight nit community. >> we must stop the senseless violence. >> as we approach that moment, we want to pause and reflect and share with you once again what made these two so special. >> how do you begin to process what happened today? >> total shock and disbelief. i've been crying my eyes out all day long. >> she said we were the cutest, prettiest couple ever. ♪ amazing grace >> i can see nine white ribbons.
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one for each of the nine people who were killed. ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ that saved -- >> at this moment in time, violence in any place is not acceptable on any level. >> this was the intersection that was the scene of the largest clashes with police. >> the state police are now in charge. >> they're calling you hero mom. do you feel like a hero mom the >> my intention was just to get my son and have him be safe. >> it is an absolute, disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life. >> this train met a violent end just over there. >> the busiest amtrak corridor in the country, shut down, no trains, because that's the derailed cars right down there. >> russian security services confirmed that the russian
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metrojet crash in the sinai was caused by a bomb. >> i think putin's reaction is going to be to go after isis in a very big way. >> we are now in a very dangerous situation with the u.s. and russia conducting air strikes in syria. >> much is being read into this, that this is a new effort for russia to take a leadership role in the middle east. is it? >> nyet. >> emergency crews are flying to and from the crash site. >> an unthinkable act of suicide and mass murder. >> the boat is overcrowded and the greek coastline is still around five miles in that direction. >> migrants have been pouring into this area. the troops are pushing us back, and they've closed the border on both sides. >> explosions had the power of 21 tons of tnt. the police here are trying to
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stop us from shooting. this is what it's like covering a story here in china. >> you can't come. you've been too rude. >> cbs news has lost one of its brightest lights. >> our colleague bob simon was killed this evening. >> i'm bo biden, and joe biden is my dad. ♪ >> success is when you look at your son and daughter and realize they turned out better than you. ♪ when i see you again, when i see you again ♪ >> we die. it does not mean that you lose to cancer. you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. ♪ it's been a long day >> from the arctic circle and
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everywhere in between, what an amazing life. >> this is a story that could have ended another way. but it's had a happy ending. ♪ for i'll tell you all about it when i see you again ♪ >> the tornado tore through this town of 200. the front of this house has been completely ripped off. >> when it hit, definitely we knew it hit. >> this fire is just burning through homes. one of the only things you can still recognize here is the front door. >> the heat from these flames is just intense, but the wind is perfect. it's pushing the flames up the hillside and away from the highway. >> the problem is on this side of the highway are homes. >> it's a disaster here. the residents have been told to evacuate. >> we haven't seen this level of rain in a thousand years. that's how big this is. >> the arctic is warming sooner, faster, and more than anywhere
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else. >> do you believe that climate change is the number one threat to the world today? >> we only have one planet. so we've got to get this right. >> yes! ♪ >> you've got to be kidding me. >> when it happens, it just absolutely jacks me up. >> oh, yes, yes! we got it, baby! >> welcome to snow mountain. >> snow piles as high as 5 to 7 feet. >> i feel like i'm in a snow globe. >> could be anywhere from minus 10 to minus 20 degrees. >> the cold weather has created some winter fashion statements. kind of a cross between nanuk of the north and yosemite sam. what do you think, charlie? >> i think it works for you. >> american pharoah has won the triple crown! ♪
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>> one of the epic performances of the annals of the sport. >> intercepted at the goal line by malcolm butler. unreal! >> what happened about deflated balls? >> i think tom brady is healthy and vibrant. i don't think there's any relevance to that comment. >> i have no more campaigns to run. i know, because i won both of them. >> why do you want to be president? you've been in the white house. >> there it is, right. i'm not doing it to move back in. >> my campaign is about a political revolution. >> give us three words that is the real hillary clinton. >> i am a real person. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> are you sick and tired of donald trump? >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, donald j. trump! ♪ >> i admire the fact that he's politically incorrect.
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what else do i admire about him? let me think. >> donald trump's campaign is like a summer blockbuster movie. >> you don't have to run for president to be the world's biggest jack ass. >> are you the most conservative candidate? >> there's no reason for me to forgive you. >> you can vote for a republican other than yourself, who would that be? >> i would vote for myself again. >> the land lark ruling this nation has been waiting for. same-sex marriage is the law of the land. >> that legal fight is far from over. >> these people have rallied and you are a strong people. >> i'm kind of nervous. i hope i'm not showing it. >> tens of thousands of people on what is essentially the president's front lawn. you can almost feel the
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squeezed in some campaign stops before taking a break for new year's celebrations. the headline, donald trump continues to attack bill clinton and others in the gop field continue to attack each other. here's jan crawford. >> reporter: so what we've got here is basically every republican candidate who is not named donald trump is scrambling to become the trump alternative. and as for trump, he sounds like he's already in a general election battle with hillary clinton and her husband, the former president. >> the husband's one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break. >> reporter: in south carolina, donald trump brags about his latest dust-up with hillary clinton. >> she said, he's got a -- he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. can you believe it, me? nobody respects women more than donald trump. thatky tell you. [ applause ] >> reporter: trump fired back that the real sexist is
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clinton's husband, bill. >> she gets up and makes a speech and doesn't say anything about sexism and me. i wonder why. >> reporter: before his presidential run, trump, over the years, generally defended bill clinton. in 2008, he called the impeachment hearings in the wake of clinton's affair with white house intern monica lewinsky, nonsense. though at the time he questioned the president's judgment. it was his choice. it was monica, he told "the new york times." i mean, a terrible choice. other republican candidates stuck to more traditional attacks against one another, continuing his bus tour in iowa, marco rubio pushed back against chris christie's accusations he shirked senate responsibilities. >> chris christie is a funny guy, but he's never in new jersey. he's gone after the time. >> it would have been nice if he took the time to show up. take a day off fund-raising and show up. that's all. >> and the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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president obama is ringing in the new year in hawaii. and headlined jerry seinfeld's new comedy show. chip reid reports. [ knock on window ] >> you ready? >> i got some stuff to do. >> reporter: if you were expecting a conversation percolating with domestic and foreign policy, well, that's just not jerry seinfeld's brand. >> are these washed? [ laughter ] >> come on, let's go get some coffee. >> reporter: not that there's anything wrong with that. >> i do really well with the zero to 8 demographic. >> really? >> they love me. partly because they think my ears are big, so i look a little like a cartoon character.
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>> right. >> and then little kids solve saying my name. >> right. >> but it's all one big name. it's barack obama. this is called the beast. >> reporter: seinfeld wasn't the only one with an american muscle car. >> i could call a nuclear submarine right here from this. i bet you don't have that. >> i don't have that. >> it's a cool feature. >> reporter: a leader of the come by world strolled the white house grounds with the leader of the free world. and, like the coffee, the conversation flowed. >> how far can you wonder around up there in your underwear, how far can you get before there's like people and it's not cool? >> it's not cool generally wandering around in my underwear. the first night, and you're sleeping in the white house. >> right. >> what the hell is this, right? >> right, night as the museum. >> that's how it feels probably the first week. >> reporter: the 61-year-old
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comedian pulled back the curtain on the 44th commander in chief with a surprisingly candid conversation. >> how many world leaders do you think are just completely out of their mind? >> a pretty sizable percentage. you know, you made like a ridiculous amount of money. >> so much more than you. and yet how do i seem to you. do i seem spoiled, out of touch? >> i don't know. >> you have a pretty good instinct for people. >> right now you seem like a completely normal guy. >> but i'm putting on an act, like everyone else does for you. >> that's my point. >> watch out, people. >> reporter: and when you're at the president's house, it's only polite to let him drive. >> i like the hanging over the wheel. >> you've got to do it that way. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this new year's day. for some of you, the news
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continues. for others, check back with us a little lit baiter for the for others, check back with us a little lit baiter for the morning news captioning funded by cbs it's friday, january 1st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." amid fears of terrorism, the world welcomes a new year. a five-star hotel in dubai, one of the tallest skyscrapers goes up in flame but it appears everyone is okay. people in the midwest are trying to recover from historic flooding that has killed nearly two dozens and damages hundreds of homes, and impacted travel.

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