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raleigh, north carolina. >> that's the "overnight news" raleigh, north carolina. captioning funded by cbs raleigh, north carolina. >> that's the "overnight news" captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, january 18th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, former president george h.w. bush is hospitalized. while chelsea manning gets a shortened sentence overnight, edward snowden got an extended stay in russia. why one intel leaker will be freed and the other is still on the run. i'm very proud of everybody, the cabinet members. we have put together a team, i think the likes of which has
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never been assembled before. >> president-elect trump kicks off pre-inauguration in washington. good morning from t good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, former president george herbert walker bush has been admitted to a houston hospital. that's according to our hewn station khou. the reason he was hospitalized is not disclosed. at 92 years old, he is the oldest living president and suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. in 2015 he was hospitalized after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall and was hospitalized in 2014 and 2012 with respiratory problems. the 41st president was spotted as recently as january 7th at a texans/rangers nfl game in houston meeting with the owner before kickoff. his chief of staff says the
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former president is doing fine and is expected to go home in a couple of days. well, ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll bring you the latest on george h.w. bush's condition. overnight russia would allow edward snowden to extend his stay for a couple of years. snowden, a former intelligence contractor, has been living as a fugitive in russia since 2013 after disclosing top secret intelligence files. last night snowden tweeted his thanks to president obama for commuting the sentence of another leaker of u.s. intelligence, chelsea manning. manning was one of 209 inmates whose sentences were commuted by the president tuesday, but it's the last act of clemency for manning that has critics up in arms. weijia jiang has details. >> reporter: president obama commuted the sentence of private chelsea manning, a transgender former army intelligence analyst convicted in 2013 of leaking
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sensitive documents to the anti-government website wikileaks. manning who went by the name of bradley went to prison for espionage. defense secretary ash carter did not support the president's decision. house speaker paul ryan called it just outrageous, and senator john mccain said it's grave mistake. in her application for commutation manning expressed remorse for her crimes, writing i have never made any excuses for what i did. she has been compared to former nsa contractor edward snowden who leaked classified information on u.s. spy programs, but the white house says there's a difference between the two. >> chelsea manning is somebody pcriminal justice process.ary mr. snowden has pled to the arms. of an adversary. >> manning asks for gender
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reassignment surgery. she tried twice to commit suicide at ft. leavenworth in kansas. manning is now set to be released on may 17th. weijia jiang, cbs news, washington. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll ask political strategist dan senor about the president's decision to commute chelsea manning's sentence. well, nearly a million people are expected to attend donald trump's inauguration the day after tomorrow, but a growing list of lawmakers has decided to skip the festivities while two more of trump's cabinet picks face tough questions. hena daniels is here in new york. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. president-elect donald trump will return to washington, d.c., later today for more events leading up to his inauguration. he held his first event in the nation's capitol tuesday night after hours that his cabinet members faced contentious nomination hearings. president-elect trump took to the stage at a pre-inauguration dinner last night thanking
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former dignitaries in attendance and praising his nominees. >> we have put together a team, i think the likes of which has never been assembled before. >> mr. trump's pick for secretary billionaire betsy devos was grilled tuesday on the millions of dollars she's donated to the republican party as well as donald trump's controversial comments on women. >> he was questioned about his behavior. if this behavior happened in a school, would you consider it a sexual assault? >> yes. >> interior secretary nominee ryan zinke was asked about climate change, which the president-elect once called a hoax but later changed his view. >> climate is changing under man's influence. i think the debate is what's the influence, what can we do it. >> all eyes will be on
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georgia congressman george price, mr. trump's choice to lead the department of health & human services. he introduced legislation last year that would have benefitted a medical device company days after he invested in it. in a fox interview donald trump is downplaying plans by some to boycott his inauguration on friday. >> what happens to their tickets? i hope they're going to give us their tickets. >> nearly 60 democratic lawmakers say they'll skip the event. senate nomination hearings are also scheduled for wilbur ross and u.n. ambassador nominee south carolina governor nikki haylee. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. last night the suspect in a shooting death of an orlando police officer was arrested. he was on the run for more than
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a week. police say he was carrying two handguns when he was arrested in an abandoned house. he was suspected of shooting to death debra clayton and is wanted in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. the widow of a gunman is due in court tourt. interior salman did not enter a plea to charges she assisted her husband before he attacked the pulse nightclub last year killing 49 people. and police in atlanta arrested the own over two pit bulls that killed a child and injured another. the dogs attacked the children while they were walking to a bus stop yesterday morning. neighbors said they heard the children screaming and ran outside. >> i just saw another child and the dog playing tug-of-war with the baby and the dog actually won the fight. he ripped the baby out of the child's hand. >> police surrounded one of the dogs and starting shooting. the dog ran away but was captured later. the injured child is in stable
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condition. more than 100 people were killed when a nigerian air force jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp. nigerian military officials say the jet was on a mission against boko haram extremists yesterday in northeastern nigeria. the casualties include refugees and aid workers. another 200 were wounded according on to a government official. well, this morning a powerful storm system is pounding the west coast with heavy rain and dangerous winds. significant downpours and flooding are expected in washington and oregon. in higher elevations, heavy snow is in the forecast. the oregon coast is getting slammed with strong winds and drenching rain. wind gusts reached 70 miles per hour in some areas. residents of spokane, washington, have faced snow and cold, but today warmer weather and rain is expected. coming up on the "morning news" now, a cold case abduction solved. investigators track down a woman and the two daughters she's accused of taking decades ago. and -- the inauguration is our moment in american history, and
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ask your gastroenterologist about humira. with humira, control is possible. i want you to be with me on inauguration day, january 20th, at the mall. it's going to be so exciting. most importantly, we're going to make america great again. >> thinking about doing something on the 20th? well, it looks like tickets are still available for the inauguration. the president-elect is advertising the free tickets on facebook to boost the crowd. scalpers who bought tickets to special events tell new york's "daily news" they're having trouble unloading them. and cbs news will have all day coverage of president-elect trump's inauguration this friday beginning with "cbs this morning." a tip helped solve a decades-old child abduction case. and a huge payment to fight
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climate change days before donald trump's inauguration. those are some of the morning headlines on the newsstand. the "washington post" reports that the state department sent $500 million to the united nations green climate fund. the payment came three days before the inauguration of donald trump who's called climate change a hoax. a department spokesman said it was part of a long planned investment president obama had pledged. the "chicago tribune" said 18 million people would lose medical coverage within a year if obama care were repealed. this is from the nonpart sal budget office. it was based on previous republican plans to overturn the affordable care act and presumes there would be no replacement. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that former homeland security secretary janet napolitano is fighting cancer. she is hospitalized for side effects from her treatment but is expected to be discharged this week. she became president of the university of california system in 2013. the "houston chronicle"
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reports the arrest of a woman accused of kidnapping her two daughters in 1985. police say elaine yates fled rhode island with the girls over a domestic dispute. the daughters now in their mid-30s were located and were not harmed. their father says that he wants to see his children. still to come, from broadway to the auction block, a collection of alexander hamilton's letters go up for sale, and cast members get a preview. sale, and cast members get a preview. e i want. full of the energy that comes with good health. full of the great foods i love. and at weight watchers, i don't have to choose between weight loss and living well. i live well, while losing weight. it is easier than it's ever been, and not one day have i felt deprived. most important, it works! join for free and get one month free. hurry, offer ends february 1st.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new pictures reveal that one of the last unexplored places on earth is teeming with life. a robotic camera captured the images nearly 2 1/2 miles down in the pacific ocean. scientists say some of the sthals, shrimps, and worms they spotted may be undiscovered species. on the "cbs moneywatch" the world's largest retailer goes on a hiring spree and a settle frink with a bank after a mortgage crisis. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. stocks finished lower on wall street led by losses in the financial sector. the dow fell 59 points, its third straight loss. the s&p lost 6 and the nasdaq
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finished 35 points lower. the world's largest retailer walmart is adding about 10,000 jobs in the u.s. walmart is opening 59 new or expanded stores. now, the expansion includes some new services like online grocery pickups. walmart has 1.5 million employees in the u.s. but the home improvement retayer low's is retailer lowe's is laying off people. that it will enhance efficiency and productivity and providing severance and outplacement services to displaced workers. deutsche bank finalized the $7.2 billion settlement with the u.s. government over its sale of mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis. the german bank allegedly mislead investors about the risk of the securities. this is the highest federal penalty paid so far in the sale of the shoddy mortgage securities. and jcpenney says it is
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opening nike shops in more than 600 of its stores. the nike stores will be placed in the men's department, they'll offer clothing to wear for jogging, playing basketball, or working out. nike shoes will be located next to the stores. anne-marie. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, jill. still ahead, he's announced every inauguration since dwight eisenhower. >> the president's announcer? i'm a nobody. ahead, the announcer who went from a nobody to a washington institution. we'll look at his new role that's got him so excited. is a . especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital
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than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. anne-marie. institution. ace inhibitor or if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. tomorrow, i'm gonna step out with my favorite girl. ask your doctor about entresto. and help make the gift of tomorrow possible. new storms to move in. plus, there's a growing list of lawmakers who have decided to skip the inauguration. more on the festivities and the controversies leading up to the event. and this morning, some bay area women are preparing to take a stand against the future president. how they're working with local officials to defend women's rights. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
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good morning. it's wednesday, january 18th. ,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ alexander hamilton
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my name is alexander hamilton ♪ well, the value of your stuff skyrockets, it seems, if you're the subject of a hit broadway musical. socket bee sotheby's in new york is expecting top prices for alexander hamilton's papers including a lock of his hair that could fetch $25,000. the actor who plays hamilton got an early look at the trove. >> it isn't the proverbial stack of holy bibles, but two will be used friday when donald trump takes the presidential oath. one of them belonged to abraham lincoln while the other was given to trump in childhood by his mother. and a voice that has been heard during inaugurations for six decades will be missing from friday's parade. chip reid sits down with the presidents' long-time announcer. >> reporter: it was 1957 before
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the inauguration of president dwight eisenhower's inauguration. that charles brotman got a call. >> yes, mr. brotman, you will be the president's announcer. gulp. the president's announcer? i'm a nobody. >> reporter: announcing inaugural parades has turned into something. >> you've been doing this for 60 years. >> 6-0, not to be confused. >> reporter: 15 parades, 11 programs, and he has the programs to prove it. you've about got jimmy carter, you've got ronald reagan, you've got bill clinton. but this year he was told his services will not be needed. >> i was really disappointed. >> are you a big admirer of charlie? >> huge. >> steve ray will be the new announcer. >> some people say he's earned the right for himself to stop
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doing this. >> i would say he does have that right, but in this case the apartisan non-presidential committee also has the right to choose how they put on the event. >> reporter: the critics note ray was a trump campaign volunteer, even so brotman doesn't blame him. >> not a bit. if i were him, i would be ecstatic too. >> in fact, brotman says, the story has a happy ending. he'll be covering friday's parade for a local tv station, reaching a much larger audience and getting paid to do it. >> but you're okay. >> i'm better than okay. i'm a shade above spectacular now. >> reporter: at age 89 -- >> the world has opened its arms to embrace me. >> reporter: -- brotman predicts that his new broadcasting career is just getting started.
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chip reid, cbs news, washington. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," outgoing white house press secretary josh earnest. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." in a hurry? no time for a bath? johnson's head-to-toe cleansing cloths. this is the "cbs morning news." and you're off. johnson's. for every little wonder. anyone ever have occasional constipation,diarrhea, gas or bloating? she does. she does. help defend against those digestive issues.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. former president herbert walker bush has been admitted to a houston hospital. mr. bush's chief of staff tells our houston affiliate khou that the 92-year-old former president is in stable condition and is doing fine. the reason for his hospitalization was not disclosed. mr. bush suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. he's expected to be released in a couple of days. and president obama commuted the sentence of chelsea manning. manning is the army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified information. prosecutors say the sensitive diplomatic cables published on wikileaks put americans' lives at risk. in 2013 she was sentenced to
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35 years in prison. she'll now be released in may. secretary of defense ash carter is reportedly against the move. speaker of the house paul ryan calls manning's commutation just outrageous. and president-elect trump vows to construct a concrete wall along the u.s./mexico border and it was one of his signature campaign promises. while trump insists he'll build that wall many experts say it's unrealistic and could prove ineffective. chris martinez takes a look. >> reporter: razor wire stretches along the u.s./mexico border near san diego, but it doesn't always stop people from trying to get through. >> day or night, doesn't matter. >> reporter: border patrol agent james nielson showed us areas where people attempted to cross over or even cut their way
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through. this is not something they try once. do it over and over again. >> over and over again. >> reporter: that's the reality of border barriers according to experts who question president-elect trump's plan. some experts estimate the wall along the u.s./mexico border could cost $25 billion, but mr. trump says it would be less than half that amount. >> mexico in some form will reimburse us. >> reporter: immigration professor manuel pastor believes the wall would do little on its own to enhance security. >> you can build a higher wall. people will build a higher ladder. what you need to do to ensure border security is more border patrol agents. >> reporter: even mr. trump's cabinet pick for homeland security agrees. >> physical barrier itself will not do the job. hates to be layered defense. >> reporter: agents say man made barriers can slow down illegal crossers. >> so we have that time to make the apprehension. >> reporter: but they stress more manpower is what's really needed to secure the border. chris martinez, cbs news, san diego. coming up after your local
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news on "cbs this morning," we'll get an inside look at how presidents fly as donald trump gets ready to trade in his own plane for "air force one." plus a rock band accused of having a racist name goes to the supreme court. and the race to save part of the gulf coast. >> reporter: the coast of louisiana is losing on average a football field worth of land every hour. i'm jeff glor. we'll have more on how the past, present, and future is being shaped before our eyes. that story is coming up on "cbs this morning." that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. -- captions by vitac --
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hey, thanks for waking up with us! a live look at the golden gate bridge. wet conditions out there this morning. the rain is back. good morning, injuries wednesday, january 18. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. i did not miss the rain but
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it's back. it's good. it's okay. it's all right. >> back too soon. >> how is everyone today? >> good. >> happy birthday to you. >> happy birthday to you ♪ >> happy birthday to roqui! [ laughter ] >> this is the real thing live on tv. >> michelle shutting the guys down! >> reporter: let's check the hi- def doppler. we have a fairly impressive cell just offshore getting ready to move into the city. just the initial band of rain that's going to be moving in, in the next few hours. it's just around fairfield. as the morning unwinds, rain lets up a bit and then we'll get hit more tonight. first let's check in with the birthday girl. bay bridge toll plaza, a lot of cars headed into san francisco right now and the roads are wet


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