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morning. >> yeah. we had at least 24 strikes for the city of san francisco. thanks for watching, everyone. ♪ good morning to your viewers on the west. it's thursday, february 18th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." ted cruz dares donald trump to sue him over an attack ad. we reveal the results of a new national cbs news poll. google backs rival apple in its fight against the fbi over unlocking a terrorist's cell phone. and seven marathon on seven continents in seven days. a single mom who is the first american woman to complete this daunting challenge. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. this has not been a typical race by any sense and i don't think anyone is surprised
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that donald is threatening to sue people. he has done that most of his adult life. >> slugging it out in south carolina. >> he doesn't have one republican endorsement from the senate. think of it. hard to believe. >> i like that. >> president obama is planning a trip to cuba next month. he'll be the first sitting president to make a state visit to cuba in nearly 90 years. hollywood presbyterian medical center attacked by hackers. >> the hospital paid $17,000 in ransom. >> they know who is behind a deadly explosion. >> turkey's prime minister says the attacker was a syrian national. >> apple fighting a court order to break into a phone used by the san bernardino terrorists. >> they say this creates a back door that endangers all of our cell phones. nobody has a right to defy a legal search warrant. >> the pop's last public event
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in mexico drew huge crowds. the plane made an emergency landing. incredible that no one was injured. >> all that -- >> win the game. >> what an amazing win. >> showed a lot of grit and we were able to win. any questions? >> gondola ride through venice! >> what country do you think we are sending you to? >> france. >> can we still get it? >> all that matters! >> police in florida arrested an 18-year-old boy accused of practicing medicine without a license. >> anyone who thinks that kid is a doctor needs to see a doctor. >> on "cbs this morning." >> steven, look. people are getting tired of the negative. you know, in new hampshire, i took -- >> shut up! got a big laugh out of that. crowd pleaser. >> we are not sure they are voting for you over me. >> that's true. >> we will have to wait and see. >> would you vote for me? ♪
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welcome to "cbs this morning." the latest cbs news national poll out this morning shows donald trump remains the republican presidential front-runner. 35% of gop primary voters across the country support trump. that nearly doubles ted cruz. he is in second place at 18%. >> but another new poll finds cruz taking a narrow two-point lead in the national race. the candidates are still slugging it out in south carolina and major garrett is in mt. pleasant, just outside of charleston, following all of the republican candidates with two days to go before the republican primary. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump has a big lead here and a team of lawyers he says is ready to sue top rival ted cruz, not once but twice. once over a campaign ad and a second time over cruz's canadian birth. cruz has argued nine cases
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before supreme court can't wait and may take the deposition of trump himself. this concludes the law and order portion of our south carolina republican presidential primary coverage. >> i've had great success with lawsuits. i've had great success in things i do and i don't know that we are going to have a lawsuit, but we certainly want to keep somebody honest. >> reporter: in dueling televised town halls last night, donald trump and ted cruz aired their legal laundry. >> i laughed out loud. this has not been a typical race by any sense. and i don't think anyone is surprised that donald is threatening to sue people. he has done that most of his adult life. >> reporter: trump has threatened to sue over this ad that shows his previous support for abortion rights. >> i am pro choice in every respect. >> reporter: trump's lawyers said in a letter to cruz's campaign the ad was, quote, replete with outright lies and misrepresents that mr. trump is pro choice. wednesday night, cruz said a lawsuit filed over one's own words would fail. >> it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever
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heard that telling the voters what donald trump's actual record is is deceitful and lying. i invited mr. trump. i said, please, donald, file this lawsuit. >> reporter: also part of a town hall discussion, marco rubio echoed trump's charge that cruz is a serial liar. >> i said he has been lying because if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and over again and you know that it's not true, there is no other word for it. >> reporter: rubio has the support of south carolina governor nikki haley. not necessarily a metaphor of the future, hailey stumbled out of the gate. >> this is one of many bruises i will take from marco rubio. we make presidents. let's make marco rubio the next president of the united states. god bless. >> reporter: rubio is now cornered the market on new establishment south carolina republican endorsements. hailey, trey gouddy and and
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senator tom scott. john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> morning, charlie. >> how do people make sense whan they see competing national polls? >> well, they should treat them very, very gingerly. in february of 2012, rick santorum was up over mitt romney by about ten points. what they give us a sense of where the low information voter is. as primaries and caucuses, the ones we have been focusing on as the picture gets more national and we have these big days like super tuesday, national polls give us a better sense as the contest gets bigger. basically, right now, the game is in south carolina. >> how much of a difference do you think, john, governor haley's endorsement will make for marco rubio? >> in a year where the establishment is in such foul odor with the republican voters, i think establishment endorsements probably don't mean that much.
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they don't mean that much anyway. nikki haley endorsed mitt romney and newt gingrich won the south carolina primary in 2012. so i think in the battle between marco rubio and jeb bush it's nice to have something on your side if you're marco rubio. and so in that respect, it helps. but it's not going to, i don't think, give him a huge boost in south carolina. >> john, in some ways, is haley's endorsement of marco rubio a blow to jeb bush? apparently, former president george w. bush met privately with haley on monday to ask for that endorsement for his brother. >> jeb bush's argument is governors know it better than senators. and he said, i've had experience. so it would have been nice to have a fellow governor say, i agree with that. and so in the news cycles, it's not good for jeb bush. he was trying to build a little something in south carolina. if he doesn't do well in south carolina, which means beating rubio, it's a real blow to his campaign. so, yes, jeb bush would have
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liked this, but his challenges go well beyond the endorsements he is not getting. >> john, let me switch you across the country to nevada where polls in the democratic race suggest tightening and very tight. >> yeah. the key thing to watch about nevada is if bernie sanders does better he has to do well with non-white voters and that's one of the bigger challenges for his campaign. if he can do it in nevada, maybe do it in other places. >> john, thank you so much. sources confirm to cbs news overnight that the white house is set to announce today that president obama will make a historic visit to cuba. tweeting we still have differences with cuba which i will look at completely. the president and the first lady is going to travel to havana. no sitting president has visited havana since calvin coolidge in 1928. there is your fun fact for the day. >> i'm writing it down. apple is getting support
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this morning from another high-tech heavyweight in its standoff with the fbi. google's ceo says apple is right to defy a judge's order to help unlock the iphone used by one of the san bernardino killers. the fbi needs just four digits to crack this code. jeff pegues is in washington with the escalating fight. jeff were, good morning. >> good morning. apple's lawyers are digging in. industry sources say the tech giant is ready to fight this all the way to the supreme court. the fbi is locked out of syed farook's iphone 5c. apple is not a company that hands over its customer's personal information. the u.s. magistrate judge ordered apple to wipe out the data if the wrong pass code is entered ten times. apple's ceo tim cook says the tech giant doesn't have the technology and that developing it would create a back door to not only that iphone but millions of devices. the white house defended the department of justice's request
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for apple to aid in an investigation. the president calls an important national priority. >> they are not asking apple to redesign its product or to create a new back door to one of their products. they are simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device. >> as the war on terror and the right to privacy collide, cnet's dan ackerman says apple and the fbi have competing and compelling interests. >> apple says if you promise you only use it once it's going to get used again and again, and once you create the precedent of giving that access once you're not able to deny at the time next time. >> google's ceo posted a series of tweets wednesday citing with apple, saying we give law enforcement access to data based on valid legal orders, but that is wholly different than requiring companies to enable hacking of customer devices and data. in the two months since farook and his wife tashfeen malik
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killed 14 people in san bernardino, california, the fbi has been poring over theirs electronic and internet history and discovered evidence that farook and malik sympathized with isis and other islamic radicals leading up to the terror attack. publicly, apple says it doesn't have the technology to do what the fbi wants, but a top industry official tells cbs news that apple could theoretically write the software to comply with that ruling. charlie >> jeff were thanks. a los angeles hospital admits this morning it paid nearly $17,000 in ransom to hackers. the fbi is investigating the cyberattack that disabled the computer network at the hollywood presbyterian medical center. carter evans is at the hospital with the story behind the ransom payment. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hospital says patient care was not affected by the attack and all systems are back up to normal now. authorities are now searching
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for these hackers who were paid in bitcoin. a digital currency that is nearly impossible to trace. and while the hospital says it notified authorities right away, we're now learning that may not be the case. in a brazen attack, hackers disabled the computer network of the hollywood presbyterian medical center. and a source familiar with the investigation tells cbs news, the hospital paid the nearly $17,000 ransom to take back control before contacting law enforcement. in a statement the president of the hospital said, the quickest and most efficient way to restore our systems was to pay the ransom. >> if they decide to pay the ransom, it probably means that they didn't have very good backups and weren't able to recover the data and that the data would have been lost if they didn't pay the ransom. >> reporter: on february 5th, hackers infiltrated the hospital's computer network with what is known as ransomware that held sensitive information and files on the network hostage and making it accessible only with the use of a decryption key
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provided after ransom was paid. >> hospitals are a very big target now. >> reporter: dave kennedy runs a cybersecurity firm and has experience with these type of attacks. he says after highly publicized data breaches involving credit card companies, hackers are moving on to easier targets and many hospitals have been slow to adeqately secure their networks. a 2015 study found that criminal cyberattacks on health care organizations have increased 125% since 2010, and the danger can sometimes be life-threatening. >> when the ransom pieces affect the machines it's causing the system to stop functioning and it can definitely impact life and systems that support life. >> reporter: now if hackers had gained access to medical records, they will have social security number and other private information that could be sold on the black market. cybersecurity experts tell us it's the smaller networks like
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hospitals and schools that are most vulnerable to ransomeware attacks. >> thank you, carter. this morning, cbs news poll shows americans are split over the president's plan to nominate a successor to supreme court justice antonin scalia. 47% in our poll say the president should choose a nominee this year and 46% say the nomination should be made after the november election. margaret brennan is at the white house with reaction. >> reporter: good morning. president obama's decision to skip the saturday funeral of justice scalia is being seen by some as a snub of the conservative judge and a missed opportunity by others. former obama administration official steve rattner tweeted, if we want to reduce partisanship we can honor those who we disagree with. the white house says this is a misunderstanding. the president will pay his respects on friday when scalia's
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body is in repose at the supreme court. while then president george w. bush delivered the eulogy at justice rankin's funeral his predecessor bill clinton attended two services and skipped the services for two others. the white house won't say whether it was the president's schedule or security concerns or another factor that has led to this decision. but it's yet another politically charged moment in the fierce battle to replace justice scalia's empty seat on the supreme court. >> thank you, margaret. turkey blames this morning a syrian with ties to a kurdish militia for a devastating bomb attack. the car bomb yesterday killed 28 people and hit dozens more in ankara, the capital city. turkey vows to retaliate for the attack. radioactive military is missing in iraq and raising fears that isis was acquired a dangerous new weapon.
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reuters reports the material described as highly dangerous was stolen last year, kept in a protective case the size of a laptop. one official believe it could be used to make a dirty bomb. toyota is recalling nearly 3 million vehicles worldwide because of potentially faulty seat belts. the recall involves more than a million rav 4 suvs in north america. the auto manger says a metal seat frame could slice through the belt during a crash and cause it to fail. affecting rav 4 models from 2006 to 2012 and the electric models from 2012 to 2014. more winners coming forward for last month's record setting powerball drawing. a couple from melbourne beach, florida, claimed their share of the jackpot. their cut is more than $528 million. david begnaud is inside the florida lottery headquarters in
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tallahassee with the couple's plans for the money. good morning. >> reporter: good morning! they waited 34 days, norah. what do you do for 34 days waiting to pick up money like that. finally, yesterday, they walked up to the office in tallahassee and took this podium and got their check. look at this. they don't get this. they get $327 million because they took the lump sum pay-out. not a bad day's work. i got to tell you, the lady at the podium said, i'm afraid i won't be so nice now because i'm worried what to do with all of this money. >> we didn't believe it. we just kept watching tv and going online and rechecking and rechecking. >> they announced the publix at melbourne beach and we said uh-oh, this is the real deal. >> reporter: for david kaltschmidt and maureen smith, the real deal was aare the of shock. >> lost a lot of sleep.
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>> i lot ten pounds. a lot of pacing overnight. >> to worry what's going to happen. we're no longer in a quiet place, which i'm going to miss. >> reporter: the married couple now has enough money to buy all of the peace and quiet they want. the two have been together for 36 years, and they decided when they won, to keep it a secret, even from their family. >> that was hard. that was really hard. especially when everyone was saying, you know, you're from melbourne beach. did you win? do you know who won? no. >> reporter: they have come to realize when you win a half billion dollars overnight, your life changes, whether you're ready for it or not. >> we are not going to party. >> we are still going to live the same lives. >> he will retire and what he really wants to do. >> reporter: kaltschmidt plans to retire from his job of designing airplanes. despite their wealth, they are worried, more than excited. >> it's scary. and unknown. you always do think about what you're going to do, but when it happens, it's like it all went
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out of my head, you know. >> reporter: what is the first splurge you want to make on yourself? >> i really don't know yet. i want to get a massage! >> reporter: get one every week. why not? every day, if you can. so the jackpot split three different ways. we know who the florida winners are now and the tennessee winners have come forward. there is a california winner who has not come forward. they have until january of next year or you lose the money. >> oh, they are coming forward. they are getting their ducks in a row. thank you, david. i love this couple. she is older than him. they have been married for 36 years. she wants to get a massage. love them. >> with that money, she can have brad pitt give them a massage. >> she has options, just say that. teenager opens a medical clinic but police say it's a scam. ahead, we will hear from an 18-year-old arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor and examining patients. good morning everyone, a high
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thanks. welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, hollywood is asking the government to find help on fighting isis. john kerry met this week. they say the politics could lead to propaganda. >> he set up a medical clinic and examined patients at the age of 18. police say he pretended to be a doctor. why the teenager says he is not upset over his arrest for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. that story is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports that a company owned by a saudi investor works on air force one. pentagon acknowledged a contractor with foreign ties has serviced the president's plane. an air force spokesman says the company only installed furnishings and notes that contractors are always supervised. the white house declined to comment. the "los angeles times" reports that two of the city's police officers are charged with sexually assaulting women while on duty and accused of forcing
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the women to commit sex acts sometimes in the police car. the l.a.p.d. placed the officers on unpaid leave more than two years ago after a stop and start internal investigation. convictions here could carry life sentences. the philadelphia inquirer says cosby filed a suit earlier this month and he is suing andrea constand over alleged breach of confidentiality drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2014. manny pacquiao made comments about gays. he is running for senator in the philippines. he partially apologized but nike says his comments are abhorrent. >> the united states is listing a new recruit in the fight
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against isis. hollywood. we showed you yesterday a photo tweeted by secretary of state john kerry. 2 tshows his meeting in los angeles tuesday with about get studio executives to produce anti-isis propaganda. >> america. we claim to have the greatest army history has known. >> reporter: this video has all of the hallmarks of a hollywood movie trailer. but it's actually a pro-isis propaganda piece, produced by the radical islamic terror group. now the u.s. government is asking hollywood for advice on how to counter that message. >> this is not just a military
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battle. it's a battle of ideas and a battle of ideas between competing narratives. >> reporter: richard stengel, a top kerry aide, was in tuesday's closed door meeting with almost a dozen studios executives when the secretary of state made his pitch. >> hollywood is one of the greatest competitive advantages we have as a country. it's revered all around the planet and our second largest export. >> reporter: the film industry grosses tens of billions of dollars worldwide every year and it's not the first time hollywood has teamed up with uncle sam. the pentagon worked with producer jerry brock himer in 1986 for "top gun," a box office hit that became an effective recruiting tool for one of the fighter pilots. >> what is the target? >> reporter: collaborationed have produced mixed results. some critics thought the advice that cia officials made the makers of zero dark 30 led to a controversial torture techniques.
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"variety" ted johnson says this week's meeting took a different approach. >> the government, from what i understand, is just trying to get ideas. they are trying to get ideas on how they counter the message that isis is spreading. >> reporter: but when the counternarrative is because we have no credibility when we are talking about islam. >> reporter: something secretary kerry seems to understand. >> by tweeting out that photo, he is saying, hey, we are on top of it, we are thinking outside the box. not just a military strategy eenager in florida this morning is accused of pretending to be a doctor.
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malachi love-robinson was arrested yesterday and charged with practicing medicine without a license. vladimir duthiers shows us how the teenager managed to pull off this alleged scam. >> reporter: according to police, llaa malachi love-robin posed as a doctor last year and he began screening patients. with a white lab coat, a stethoscope, malachi love-robinson may look like a young physician. but his apparent malpractice is right out of a hollywood con film. >> dr. harris? >> yes. >> do you concur? >> concur with what, sir? >> reporter: according to law enforcement officials, love-robinson was arrested after he allegedly performed a physical exam on an undercover agent without a valid medical license. the teen posted bail and spoke briefly at a press conference last night. >> i've had some great supporters and i've had some people who have said some negative things but everyone is
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entitled to their opinion and once again, i am not upset. >> reporter: love-robinson opened the new birth new life medical center in urgent care in west palm beach. its grand opening celebration even advertised on facebook. on the practice's website the teen is listed as a doctor with ph.d. who treats and cares for patient. william mckenzie is his gradfather. >> does he have a ph.d.? well, from what i hear, you can't get that on online! i don't know! >> reporter: on facebook, love-robinson posted this certificate claiming he is a practitioner in alternative medicine. >> he may have did something wrong with trying to do what he is doing, but had he good intentions of trying to help people. >> reporter: in october, love-robinson was cited by the florida department of health to cease and desist practicing medicine without holding an active license. >> and i was simply asking if you can please pray for us in this time that everything that has happened that we get the truth out of it. >> reporter: love-robinson could face up to five years in prison
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if convicted of practicing medicine without a license. according to the palm beach sheriff, he is also charged with grand theft and forgery. earlier this year an 86-year-old woman claim love-robinson stole cash and forged personal checks after she was physically examined by the teenager. >> what a bizarre story! >> the florida newspaper says he was allegedly posing as a gynecologist which makes me go ew! >> yeah. >> he looks like a real-life doogie howser. i'm surprised anybody would think he is a doctor. >> the catch me if you can scene we showed. with you you would think with the technology we have and referrals you would would know if northbound somebody is legit >> he treated patients? very bizarre. >> we've said everything we need to say. >> yes. they are saying, time to go now. this important story now. when is 100% graded parmesan cheese not living up to its name? we will look at the scandal
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♪ the maker of a popular parmesan cheese tells "cbs this morning" it is pulling its product from stores. this follows a report by bloomberg business. it found high amounts of cellulose, a powder derived from wood pulp, in jewel-osco's essential everyday 100% graded parmesan cheese. michelle miller it at a cheese packaging plant in new jersey and she found out why some of the graded parmesan sold in stores may not be cheese at all. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: good morning. well, it's common practice in cheese plants like this to use very small amounts of cellulose to keep parmesan cheese from
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plumping and it's considered safe to eat. some manufacturers have crossed the line, using it as fillers and cutting corners and duping customers. whether sprinkled on pasta or shaved on salads or graded on to pretty much anything, americans' appetite for cheese has been heating up for the last four decades. but experts believe some of the parmesan eaten by cheese lovers isn't real cheese and it's costing them. >> americans are probably consuming close to 100 million pounds annually at a probable value of $500 million a year. >> reporter: neil shuman says see u lowest made from wood pulp is a big culprit. 2% to 4% is acceptable within the industry, bloomberg business found considerably more in two brands it tested. essential everyday 100% graded parmesan cheese made by
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jewel-osco was actually 8.8% cellulose, while walmart's great value 100% grated parmesan cheese came in at 7.8%. >> you're getting ripped off. not what you bargained for. >> reporter: walmart would not comment for the story but jewel-osco told "cbs this morning," it has pulled the essential everyday parmesan cheese from our stores as we continue to investigation the matter. >> the labeling of the product is disingenuous and the nutritional labeling is generally out of whack. >> reporter: in 2013 the fda warned castle cheese in pennsylvania that its parmesan cheese products do not contain any parmesan cheese. the company took steps to correct it. but then declared bankruptcy. its president is now facing criminal charges. the fda takes economic fraud very seriously. the agency said that in a statement. noting they can refer cases to the department of justice for
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prosecution. >> the consumer is being frauded. they are buying something that is flat and tasteless, not what they expected to get. >> reporter: to help customers distinguish between which cheeses are real and which are loaded with fillers, shuman has come up with this real or true cheese feel. they say they will put it on all of their products and they are urging others in the industry to adopt this seal as well. gayle? >> thank you, michelle. now i guess when you buy your cheese, look for the seal. >> look for the seal. >> i don't want wood pulp in my cheese. >> grate your own cheese. >> thank you. they have solved the puzzle but couldn't buy their way out of a major flub. ahead the "wheel of fortune" contestant is thankful it's a from the weather center in san francisco good morning, our doppler radar illustrating severe weather of the day is already out of here. after producing over 24
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♪ gondola ride through venice! >> yea! let's check your geography knowledge. what country do you think we are accepteding you to? >> paris. france? >> do we still get it? >> you're going to still get it. geography is not this couple's expertise especially on "wheel of fortune" but they still won a trip to venice, italy. not france. >> you know they had to be nervous. a massachusetts mom hits the world running. i'm going to be running along with the extreme athlete making history after running seven marathons on seven continents in seven cases. very impressive. that is ahead here on "cbs this
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overnight apartment fire cld an infant's life. the city s nts are good morning, 7:56 am, in vallejo overnight apartment fire claimed in infants life. city police and fire department are carrying out a joint investigation to determine the cause. prosecutors say former state senator. should face an 8 year prison sentence for his role on a political corruption scandal, he is said to be sentenced wednesday. coming up, mayors and mom cindy -- setting records with 7 races in 7 days on 7 continents. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a minute. ,,,,,,
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good morning from the weather and traffic center, dealing
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♪,,,,,,, good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 18th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including the high price of a cable box. we'll find out why changing the rules could save you big money. but first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> donald trump has a big lead here, and a team of lawyers he says is ready to sue top rival ted cruz. not once, but twice. >> national polls give us a little bit better of a sense as the contests get bigger but we basically right now the game is in south carolina. >> the lawyers are digging in, sources say the tech giant is ready to fight this all the way to the supreme court. >> president obama's decision to skip the funeral for justice scalia is being seen by some as
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a snub of the judge. >> according to police, love-robinson began posing as a doctor as early as last year and even allegedly began treating patients. >> some manufacturers have crossed lines, using it as fillers, cutting corners and duping customers. >> i want to get a message. >> get one every week. why not? >> with that much money she can have brad pitt give the massage. >> president obama says his job is not for donald trump with his reality show past. >> being president is a serious job. it's not hosting a talk show. >> what? why was that the first job you mentioned? >> i'd love to hear him say that to oprah. i really would. >> this morning's "eye opener at 8" is presented by nationwide. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. republican presidential candidates in south carolina are not just throwing insults, now
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they're a threat and even lawyer's letters. donald trump has called ted cruz a liar all week. he's also repeated his threat to sue the canadian-born senator over his eligibility to be president. trump's campaign sent cruz a cease and desist letter. >> it demanded that cruz stop running this television ad using an old interview where donald trump says he supports abortion rights. trump's letter says the entire basis for your argument that mr. trump is pro-choice is based on an interview that took place nearly two decades ago. cruz responded last night in a town hall in south carolina. >> his argument in the letter is running his own words was defamation. >> he says, though, you're misrepresenting his current position that he's evolved. >> it is -- >> that he's pro-life. >> it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever heard that telling the voters what donald trump's actual record is is deceitful and lying. >> at the same town hall marco
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rubio again called ted cruz a liar. he accused him of consistently repeating things about rubio that cruz knows to be untrue. >> rubio has won the coveted endorsement of south carolina governor nikki haley. jeb bush, who wanted that endorsement, says he's disappointed that she didn't choose him. his brother former president george w. bush met with haley privately on monday at a bush event yesterday south carolina's supporters told the candidate how worried they are about the campaign. some shared their advice in what turned into an impromptu campaign session. >> if you could raise the bar in the next session, and try to be beyond, you know, the bullying, because i think that's who you are, i think the campaign has been co-opted by the p.t. barnum of our time. and i think he is getting you off your message. i would encourage you to emphasize those things. >> i do. >> more.
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>> this is what i do. this is called campaigning right now. this is -- >> no, i mean, sir, on the more national level. to the extent that you can. i know when you get into the debates, it's a free for all sometimes. >> oh, yes. >> but i would encourage you to go, not just on your record, but on your plan. >> that was bush supporters and other south carolina republicans vote in just two days. the campaigns are bombarding them with television ads, and reaching out in other ways, as well. one voter showed major garrett how overwhelming this media blitz can be. major is in mount pleasant, south carolina. good morning, again. >> good morning. if you're a south carolina republican, you simply cannot avoid presidential campaign phone calls. five, six, sometimes more a day. you can't avoid campaign mailers, either. five, six, sometimes more a day. and then there are the campaign volunteers who knock on your door five -- well, no, not that many. but enough to be mildly annoying. tommy harkin is an undecided republican who welcomed us into his kitchen.
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>> and then this one's negative. >> yeah, one of the negative. >> reporter: to get a taste of his political mail. >> so these mailers, vintage, would be -- >> wednesday. >> reporter: wednesday? yeah, just today. you know. >> reporter: they're not aged at all? >> not aged. and not including phone calls. >> neither kasich or rubio are strong enough on vital second amendment issues. >> can we trust donald trump to stand up for a second amendment rights? n speaking spanish ] >> that last call left harkin a bit confused. >> can't tell you if it was for or against rubio all i could understand was rubio. >> reporter: by phone, by mail, and on tv, politics is unavo unavoidable. >> trump bangrolled politicians to steamroll the little guy. >> rubio was part of the washington establishment. >> ted cruz voted to undermine our national defenses. >> reporter: harkin told us he feels inundated. do they have any effect on you? >> well, i think after awhile they start to have almost a
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negative effect. you get so much of it, you don't know what to believe on them, because so many of them are negative. >> reporter: harkin said he and his friends are getting worn down and worn out. but political pros say this repetitive outreach pays off. >> all those mediums have effect on persuasion. and when one in eight republican primary voters are still undecided in who they're going to vote for, the advertising that voters receive is going to have an impact. >> reporter: harkin told us he doesn't even read the mailers or take the phone calls anymore. but campaigns cannot afford not to try. >> maybe the mail piece that a voter receives today doesn't persuade them but the one they receive tomorrow does. advertising works. it's why businesses do it. it's why candidates do it. >> reporter: harkin isn't so sure. he just knows this about his family, and his equally besieged republican friends. >> everybody, my friends at least, we talk about it, hear about it, are getting fed up with it, getting tired of it.
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>> there is a method to what harkin considers madness. at some point, he and other undecided republicans are going to make up their mind in hard-fought races, charlie, campaigns want to be the last word they hear before they cast their ballots, because that word could make a lasting difference. >> hmm. >> thanks, major. >> we see both sides. >> you've got to get the word out. >> you've got to get the word out. it can make the difference. you can't afford not to try. >> we have a new cbs news poll out, it's a national poll among republicans and does say more than half of republican voters say they may still change their minds about who to support. >> which is why that advertising is important. >> indeed. >> nevada democrats vote on saturday in the state's caucuses. the latest poll finds hillary clinton leading bernie sanders, 48-47%. a virtual tie. this morning her campaign released a new commercial that shows an exchange last sunday between clinton and a girl worried her parents may be deported. it is part of clinton's effort to show herself as a well-rounded candidate compared to sanders who's numbers have
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been climbing. >> we need a president, yes, who's passionate about getting as much as possible money out of politics, and reigning in wall street. but we need a president who is passionate about creating jobs and raising income, like i am. >> scott pelley will be in testify today to report on the clinton campaign for tonight's cbs evening news. i'll be filling in for scott here in new york. >> long day for you. nothing you can't handle. >> we'll be watching tonight. she was caught on video calling for muscle in the middle of a campus protest. >> it was a mistake. i never, ever meant that as a call for violence. just one of those things that was said in the heat of the moment. >> ahead the embattled assistant professor opens up in an interview that you'll see only on "cbs this m
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a mother makes history running seven marathons back to back around the globe. >> you'd land in a different continent and what happened? >> we would go through customs and then go into the bathroom. come out of the bathroom in your running gear ready to run. >> truly incredible. our conversation next here on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ 500 miles i would walk 500 more ♪ ♪ to be a man walk like a man ♪ with the pain and swelling of my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ordinary objects often seemed... intimidating.
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♪ this morning as part of our pushing the limits series we're introducing you to the first american woman to complete one of the most gruelling tests of human endurance, the world marathon challenge. becca pizzi from massachusetts recently ran seven marathons on seven continents, in seven days. and she's -- she's only the second woman on the planet to accomplish this feat. she talked with pizzi at new york's chelsea piers and she shared with us how she pushed herself to the finish line again and again. did you surprise yourself by finishing? >> no. i knew i put in a lot of hard work over the last year. i knew that i would finish. i just didn't know what to
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expect. >> how exhausting was it? >> it was trying. i didn't use the word marathon. i didn't use the word mile. and i thought of it as another long run. that's what got me through it. ♪ >> 35-year-old becca pizzi spent over 27 hours running, covered 183 miles on foot, and flew roughly 23,000 miles from antarctica to chile, florida, spain, morocco, dubai, and australia. that mental grit? >> it's mental and physical. i would say the whole thing is 70% mental and 30% physical. >> most people who run marathons say it's the mental challenge can be the greatest challenge. >> it was a mind game. you know, when i thought -- from day one you're going to have to get real comfortable being uncomfortable. and i did that. >> did you have any moments of doubt? >> never. >> i mean that's extraordinary to hear that you didn't have any moments of doubt. >> there was never a time when i
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thought i cannot finish this. it was more of a how am i going to finish this. >> eleven men and four women competed in the challenge. pizzi, who stands at just 5'1", finished third overall. what pushes you to push the limits? >> my daughter. she's my biggest inspiration. and she came up to me one time and said, mommy, finish strong. and she was pulling for me. she was my number one fan. she ran the last 6 1/2. >> you're a single mom. >> yes. >> you have two jobs? >> yes. >> how did you find time to run 100 miles a week? >> it truly takes a village and a lot of the work, taylor wakes up in the morning or after she goes to bed. >> you've gotten a lot of e-mails since you finished this. how many? >> about 1,000. >> and are you going to respond to all these e-mails? >> i will respond to every single one of them. >> why is that so important to do that?
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>> because people believed in me. when people believe in you, people you don't even know write these heartfelt e-mails, it means everything to me. >> that constant support from strangers was evident when pizzi pulled a muscle in dubai. >> most of our sleeping, eating, was all on planes. >> in fact at one point you fell asleep on the plane and you had an injury? >> it was tough for me. and the airline stewardess had switched out my ice package for me, and it was -- everybody was on board trying to help us. everybody knew what we were doing and bottles of water and anything that we needed. >> what was that final seventh marathon like? >> i was in a lot of pain. i never counted myself finished until i actually crossed the finish line. i thought, you're not done until you've actually finished. and when i crossed the finish line, i had cried the last -- from mile 25 to 26 just tears of joy, i was so happy. my boyfriend was holding the finish line tape, and i got wrapped in the american flag, and it was one of the best days of my life. >> might be the greatest day of
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your life? >> definitely. >> and though she was only averaging 10 hours on each continent, her most memorable race was her first one. >> oh! >> my absolute favorite marathon was running in antarctica, and running on a glacier. >> wow. >> so -- and then this is the finish line. >> the mack daddy. >> i was able to give one, the race gave me an extra one and i was able to donate it to the classroom. >> very impressive. very, very impressive. >> i'll have these forever. this is something i'll have forever. i've never been injured with the exception of dubai. >> the massachusetts native plans to run the boston marathon this april for the 16th time. when you finish this world marathon, you came home, your town threw a parade for you. >> yes. ♪ and i got to ride on a fire truck, and they named the race course after me and i signed
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autographs and it was so fun for the town. it was such a great, great day for the town. >> how did you feel? >> i felt like i triumphed. what an honor to represent our country. and, the amount of people that believed in me, and told me i could do it. >> what did you learn? >> i learned how to be strong. you know, and how to just triumph through all odds against you. . >> she's what, 35? >> she's 35. extraordinary. >> she's wonder woman for real. >> that's right. >> what does she do when she's not running? >> she manages an ice cream shop so she says she eats ice cream every day. and she owns a day-care center and she's a single mom. i mean it's just, at the end of the day at 10:00 at night she'll get on the treadmill. >> have you run a marathon yet? >> no, i've only run a half marathon. >> watching her did you think, my god, at least i've got to do a marathon? >> no. i mean, i will run another half marathon and i will run it faster than i ran it before. i don't think my body's built for a full marathon. i mean it's just -- that's why i admire people like this so much. because it really is hard.
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>> and it's the mind. she said you got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. >> and she never had a doubt. i want her e-mail, norah. i want to e-mail her. >> she told me she got an energy coach so i got the number of the energy coach which i just think like -- >> that's what you need, an energy coach. >> yes. >> i want to e-mail her. i think she's great. she never had a doubt. you go, becca. you go. >> you can check out more of our conversation including becca's diet, about ice cream, her using an energy coach. that's all that stuff, more of this interview is on >> one of the biggest surprises didn't happen on the stage. how these two people became an accidental part of ed sheeren's tribute next on "cbs this morning." >> today's "pushing the limits" segment is sponsored by "eddie the eagle" only in theaters. red by "eddie the eagle" only in theaters.
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thank you to everybody. and my parents have flown in here to come to the grammys every single year and every time i lose, they go, "maybe next year!" >> ed sheeran giving a nice tribute to his parents. this is not his mom and dad! the broadcast accidentally cut to the wrong people! here are ed sheeran's real parents as seen on instagram. >> they look more like him too! >> they were in the audience on monday. cbs says it was a mistake and it
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was human error. >> they look like their parents! look so cute. my gosh. >> are you f been declared for a former n jose police officer accused good morning cut a 25 time for news headlines. this trial declared for former san jose please officer accused of raping a woman on duty. the jury deadlocked 93 in favor of quitting, conviction, brought a life sentence. a wet and windy storm pummeled the bay area, rain and hail falling in san francisco, down poured some streets and gutters as lightning strikes one of the bay. coming up on cbs this morning, missouri professor and headlines in her class for student turtleneck -- journalists and she is telling her side of the story. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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welcome back from the traffic center, still dealing with major train delays. 3, 5 and 7 upwards of an hour, 2 hours for some, broken down vehicle stuck on the tracks, now been cleared, trying to make everything working okay, do expect delays. if you take ac might skip it and use the freeways. just a heads up 32 minutes from the outbound 680. drivetime looking better than
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westbound 580 out of tracy. northbound to 80 right at 880 getting word of an accident, 2nd lane, another one towards meridian and 680 getting word on an accident. 101 through san jose a little snow -- low. off the freeway a little sluggish, westbound at the valley and bay bridge. >> live weather camera, towards when it up, international airport, birds flying around, and i can barely see them. we have a lot of blue skies, mostly cloudy conditions in livermore, currently cloudy in napa and everyone is cooler into the 40s and 50s. a lot of lightning this morning and hail, and partly cloudy conditions, swells up to 16 feet, numbers today settling into the mid-60s, breeze out of the northwest, secondary system roles and friday, dry skies over the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ arguably greatest rivalry in college basketball lived up to the hype last night. my alma mater duke university visited north carolina in chapel hill. the blue devils trailed by a point in the final minute. grayson allen hit two free throws to give duke the lead. then a last-second shot by the tar heels came up short and 20th ranked duke upset fifth ranked north carolina 74-73 and i was there watching it last night at 11:00 something. >> were you doing the hula at your house? it was worth it to the end. such a good game. >> you know what i was doing? >> wren 7. >> we had a good time. >> we did.
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>> more on that later! >> a gentleman never tells. welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, her call for muscle against a student journalist during national outrage. now the college professor at the center of a controversy over campus protest is apologizing. an interview only on "cbs this morning." a 11-year-old sought a direction to change. why she brought together 1,000 black girl books. that's ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says for the first time in a decade, the navy is teaching sailors how to navigate a ship by looking at the stars. naval academy students are learning to find their way at sea without to this technological reports. "the new york times" says for the first time in more than a century an opera composed by a woman will appear at the metropolitan opera.
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she will be presented in december and by a composer who is from finland. the operation is one of the six new productions in the 2016 to 2017 season. babysitter's pay is rising. those caring for one child earn $15.71 an hour and up nearly 5.5% since last year. watching two kids can pay please $18 an hour. rates can be even higher in some big cities. i used to charge $2.50. >> i know i'm dating myself but i got a dollar an hour and i thought that was big bucks! i was very happy. stay up three hours, people! government regulators this morning are taking steps that could lower your part of your cable bill. the s.e.c. is offering to open i the market for boxes. the average monthly cable bill is close to $100. digital expert nicholas thompson
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is joining us here at the table. that's what you are, nicholas thompson. >> glad to be here. >> most people don't feel they have options. you get the cable box and comes into your home and what? >> there is a wire that comes out of the wall and goes into the cable box and you connect the box to the your tv. that cable box is provided to you by the cable company, by comcast, time warner cable and verizon. every month in your cable bill, you're paying 9, 10, $11 to rent that box. what the fcc is considering whether the cable companies need to change the way the information flows over that line so that other companies can make boxes, then there will kbe competition for the box and presumably that line in your bill will get reduced. if there is competition, you'll pay a little bit less. >> the cable companies, they say the consumer will pay more. true or false? >> the company cables have a bunch of arguments. hey, the system works right now and two, there might be some kind of violations of people's privacy or people will be able to advertise on top of our
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content. then the cable companies have a monopoly and raise other parts of your bill if this part gets reduced. my view it probably will bring prices down and that competition is good and this is a way -- >> it's interesting. it comes at a time when cable companies are finding out they are part of a ship to streaming yet, at the same time, they are one of the big entry points possess access to the internet. >> right. they are a huge entry point for access to the internet. they have monopolies. they have a lot of power. they have an innovated as fast as other parts of the internet but they say they are doing fine and people are happy what we are doing. >> apple encryption, what is exactly apple being asked to do? >> they have this phone that was used by one of the terrorists in san bernardino. with the way apple phones, modern apple phones are built, i believe a 5c if you enter a pass wored ten times that is wrong the data will be erased.
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the fbi has not been able to crack this. fbi says to apple make a software so we can get the password and get all of the information. apple is say, no, we are not going to do that. a judge says apple has to do that and only says we are fighting it in court. >> at the same time, apple saying we can't do that without doing something new. >> apple is saying if we build this system that allows you to give in this phone we will have created a system that allows people to violate other people's cases in other cases. the fbi says you're doing this in one case, the terrorism case, please do it. >> do they do with one phone and destroy the software? once you've built it, it exists. once you've shown it can be done perhaps other people can do and that is apple's point. on the other hand, this is a terrorism case. this is a phone owned by the terrorist's employer and a situation of national security so maybe you should be more compromising. >> what do you think the position apple is taking? >> i think apple is taking a very strong stand on behalf of privacy and its users. i think they are upset over the
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intrusions exposed in the edward snowden leaks but i think it's very bad for apple. i think in situations like this an american company and somebody who is trying to destroy many of the ideals that built apple and built silicon valley there is an obligation to a certain degree to work with your government to help resolve those things. >> i think the concern that law enforcement has is what if we are facing another 9/11 style event? a bibiological war fare event a information on phone they have to get to and that pose concerns in terms of safety. >> that is a prospective issue not looking back. >> it might be. who knows. >> that's right. >> there could be something that could help stop the next terrorist attack. >> couldn't they have worked it out privately? i'm wondering about that. >> apple chose to take a stand. >> okay. >> thank you, nick. >> thank you. >> university of missouri says this morning the investigation into the assistant professor who sparked a national backlash is nearly done. >> i need somebody over here! help me!
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>> melissa click was caught on video during campus protests in november calling for muscle to remove a student journalist. video a month earlier shows her cursing at police. click, this morning, says she regrets her actions and anna werner is on the campus in columbia, missouri, with the interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning." anna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie well, this is the spot on the campus quad where protesters set up their tent city in november. it's also the spot where melissa click took an action she now says she regrets. >> can i talk to? >> no. you need to get out! >> reporter: she is the woman scene at a university of missouri protest last fall ordering a student journalist away from a group of protesters on the public quad. >> you need to get out! you need to get out. >> reporter: her actions brought her a misdemeanor assault charge and widespread condemnation and
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now she is vigs apologizing. >> i was embarrassed by my behavior and believe it doesn't represent who i am at as a person and didn't represent the good i was doing there that day and certainly i wish i could do it over again. >> reporter: click says she was trying to protect the students protesting who she says were under threat and wasn't sure the man filming was a real journalist. >> he introduced himself only as media and came at me with a camera. >> reporter: the camera, not a weapon. >> sure. but it also wasn't a big camera. it could have been a phone-sized camera it didn't say professional journalist to me. >> reporter: we asked if she would review the tape with us. she decline. >> i don't really wish to do that. >> reporter: on the tape she is clearly heard as identifying the student journalist as a reporter before calling for muscle to remain him. >> hey, who wants me to help get
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this reporter out of here? i need some muscle over here! help me get him out! >> reporter: is calling for muscle out here respectful? >> it was a mistake. i never, ever meant that as a call for violence. it's just one of those things that was said in a heated moment. >> reporter: another video released last week by the columbia, missouri, newspaper shows click at an earlier protest during homecoming in october. cursing at a police officer who she says pushed her. >> hands off me! >> reporter: you can understand where a lot of people watching those videos are saying, she's got a problem. >> people who know me don't feel that way. people who were there that day don't feel that way. they know what it was like to be there. they know i was there with the best of intentions and they know it was a really tricky situation. >> reporter: the university's governing board is now investigating. david steelman is a board member. what is it about the videos to you that is most damaging? >> the call for muscle. no question about it.
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imagine yourself as a parent and that is your child that a faculty member calls for muscle on. you don't pour gasoline on an already volatile situation. >> reporter: they called click an ally to students and someone with an outstanding record of teaching and research. but click now worries she won't get a fair hearing. >> i believe that the actions of the curators and the chancellors set up an environment where i can't be fairly evaluated. >> reporter: if that is the case, what happens after that? >> well, i fight for my job. i love my job. i'm good at my be job. i made mistakes. i don't think i should be judged entirely on those mistakes, and i'm going to fight for what i think is fair. >> reporter: now in a statement this week, the interim chancellor called her actions with that police officer appalling. she is currently suspended with
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pay, but steelman insists she will get a fair hearing in front of the board and that her 12 years teaching her will be considered. gayle? >> we will certainly follow-up. thank you. a revolution for book lovers begins with a hash tag. >> we wanted a thousand books on black girls and we snagged them together and got a hash tag! >> reporter: were you ever nervous you wouldn't be able to find a thousand books about -- >> 100%! >> she is cute and big personality. how an 11-year-old girl was tired
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♪ did the book characters you loved as a kid look like you? a research library at the university of wisconsin found that of the 3,500 children books it received last year, only 261 were about black people and just 100 came from black authors. one new jersey sixth grader isn't satisfied with numbers like that so she showed vinita nair how she created a new chapter. >> i was born on a tuesday at columbia hospital, clumolumbus, ohio, usa. you always have words and able to express your motions when you're me.
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the people who look like me keep fighting. >> reporter: some books she has been aassigned in school she tired is tired of. >> they were books about boys and dogs. a bunch of other ones, i'm sick of it! >> reporter: marlee wanted books she could relate to with characters like her. >> i went to my mom. and she told me what are you going to do about it and that is how the book drive started. >> reporter: the idea was simple but ambitious to collect a thousand books about black girls. >> we started posting pictures on amazon of me reading them and anterior and now it's a full-on book drive. >> reporter: how did you come up with the hash tags? >> we know that social media is the main outlet for us to get anything we want now so we need to be fun and catchy and something easy to remember. we wanted a thousand books and we snagged them together and you got a hash tag. >> reporter: were you ever nervous you wouldn't be able to find a thousand books?
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>> 100%! >> reporter: but that nervousness has been replaced with excitement. first, local media got wind of her drive. >> please welcome marlee diaz, everybody. >> reporter: that led to appearances with larry wilmo on "the nightly show. >> were you named after bob marlee. >> yes. my mother is jamaican and named me after bob marlee. >> reporter: and with ellen degeneres. >> you need to figure out your priorities because it should be my show and them homework but that is all right. >> reporter: did you guys just decide to put them on the floor? >> yeah, it's easier to organize them. >> reporter: the books began arriving and stacking up. when we visited, marlee had collected close to 1,300 of them. do you have a favorite book that has come in? >> yeah, my giant stack there. brown girl dreaming by woodson. >> reporter: he received a national book award for "brown
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girls dreaming" knows the importance of identifying with characters in a book. >> seeing a story on the page about a black child, written by a black author, not only legit mi mizes your existence, look i'm here in this world. i'll get you a book. >> this looks cool. >> reporter: what are you guys going to do with all of the books? >> 1,000 of the book are going to a primary school where my mother is from and my first time going to rural jamaica where she is from gentleman last week, is what they did. she gave away the books she has collected to jamaican children. many have limited access to books. have you thought what you want to do when you grow up? >> i want to be a magazine editor for my own magazine because i love being the boss and i love reading and writing. >> reporter: i think you should
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considering writing your own book, though. >> yeah, i've heard a lot of about that. i don't think i'm ready, but when i am ready, i will. >> reporter: we are guessing that book will have a very impressive main character. for "cbs this morning," vinita nair, west orange, new jersey. >> that is high hero of the week! >> i'll say! >> i'm not sure how i feel about that story. i love her! >> she is tired about white boys and dogs. >> sounds like she wants to be gayle king and a magazine editor. >> she wants to be more than that. marlee, we like you! bravo! >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,
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we love that young woman. >> we really do and still talking about marley! >> i'll be helping out on the "cbs evening news" tonight as scott pelley reports on the clinton campaign from nevada.
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good morning. it's 855:67:89 time for some news headline. a wet and windy storm pummeled the bay area this morning. rain and hail falling in san francisco. do you know pours flooded streets and gutters as lightning strikes lit up the bay. google is expanding its same day delivery service to include grocery goods like meat and eggs and now expanding the delivery options in san francisco and los angeles. the heritage commission will discuss the fate of the landmark cube shaped tower. it is the last remaining piece of the almaden air station after the lightning and hail and moderate to heavy rain, look at where we stand
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right now. blue skies over the city of san francisco. we will still see a lingering shower possible today. we could see some rainbow weather as well. right now, temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. you will feel the difference. meanwhile, high surf advisory is in place today. we do vit all the way through tomorrow. 15 feet swells on shore. high temperatures into the 60s. winds will blow up to a good 24 miles per hour. mostly cloudy, lingering showers tonight. on your friday, we will see storm number 2. cued up to move into the bay during the afternoon hours, producing up to an inch of rain in some locations. high pressure builds into the bay area. full sunshine and warmer sunday and flirting with nearly 80 degrees monday. a look at traffic with gianna up next.
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welcome back. it's 8:58. as you head along 880 heading up northbound, be aware of an accident blocking lines. some lanes blocked at 280. so slow go. it's been a slow ride all morning long out of the south bay seadges. struggling. 8, 3, 5, 7 still daily with delays for h train number 3. taking a look at the conditions along peninsula, north 101 slow heading into san francisco and
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