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going win. winning comes with the confidence when you've already won the fight of your life. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, october 18th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." [ gunfire ] breaking overnight, mexican cartel shoot-out. one of drug lord el chapo's sons is apprehended by police, but they suddenly let him go. we'll tell you why. contradictory statements. how president trump's acting chief of staff is trying to walk back his comments after he admitted the administration did withhold military aid to ukraine. plus, a possible conflict of interest? how the white house is defending the decision to hold the g7 summit at president trump's resort. ♪
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters it's good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we're going to begin with a violent shoot-out in mexico after the brief capture of one of the sons of drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman. [ gunfire ] the violence broke out last night in the city of cullian, northwest of mexico city. police captured video of lopez inside a home. he is wanted in the u.s. on drug trafficking charges. mexico.s allegedly among the es authories y deca under intense fire from heavily armed gunmen surrounding the house. police decided to release him to protect lives. earlier this year, you may
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recall lopez's father, joaquin "el chapo" guzman, was found guilty of drug trafficking and money laundering charges. he was sentenced to life in prison. back at home now, there was an explosive admission by a top white house official in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. yesterday acting chief of ratio military aid to ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the 2016 presidential election. mulvaney later tried to walk back his comments, denying that there was a quid pro quo. laura podesta is here in new york. how are democrats responding to this news? >> reporter: anne-marie, with sharp criticism. they say mulvaney's words yesterday are an admission of bad behavior by the president, that he bribed a foreign nation. and cbs news has learned even mulvaney's comments have left the president's lawyers mystified and blind sided. >> get over it. there's going to be political influence in foreign policy.
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>> reporter: democrats quickly pounced on that admission from president trump's acting chief of staff. >> mick mulvaney co-signed president trump's confession to extortion. >> things have just gone from very, very bad to much, much >> rter: aftks e house deniabout a quid pol igation. >> theruptlarvsote question about that. but that's it. that's why we held up the money. >> reporter: mulvaney said president trump wanted ukraine to investigate a debunked theory about hillary clinton's emails though he stood firm that there was no demand to investigate the 2020 election. >> the money held up had absolutely nothing to do with biden. >> reporter: later mulvaney tried to clarify his comments, releasing a statement saying "there was absolutely no quid pro quo between ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election." president trump railed against the impeachment inquiry at a campaign rally in dallas last
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night. >> at stake in this fight is the survival of american democracy itself.eportenwlehe investigation marches on.roan union, told lawmakers he was disappointed when the president di to rk with the president's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, whose agenda, quote, included an effort to prompt the ukrainians to investigate vice president biden. we've also learned energy secretary rick perry told president trump he's resigning at the end of the year. he's also under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's push to get ukraine to investigate biden and his son. anne-marie? >> all right. laura podesta in new york, thank you so much. president trump's decision to hold the g7 summit at one of his private resorts in florida aist theidenropoweoralneitsay that e
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far and away the best physical facility for the meeting. >> reporter: amid accusations of conflict, acting chief of staff mick mulvaney said hosting the summit at the trump-owned doral resort was not illegal or inappropriate because the president will not reap a profit. >> doing this at cost. as a result, it's been dramatically cheaper to do it at doral. >> reporter: the white house narrowed its final list to four sites including two locations in utah and another in hawaii. mulvaney said it was mr. trump who opoldi the g7 at his club. senior officials said mr. trump took a very personal interest in doral hosting the summit. mr. trump said this in august -- >> not about me, it's about getting the right location. i think it's very important. >> reporter: business at doral is struggling, according to the "washington post."
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doral's profits dropped nearly 70% between 2015 and 2017. rooms range from $134 to $878 per night. doral tends to attract fewer guests in june, meaning the summit could compensate for a seasonal lag in revenue. >> it's publicity that you couldn't pay for. >> reporter: the white house move comes amid charges from president trump that joe biden's son profited from his father's office by serving on the board of a ukrainian energy company. >> if there's one difference that you look at between the trump family and the biden family, the trump family made their movie before they went into politics. >> reporter: the constitution prohibits officeholders from accepting any present or emolument from a foreign state or payments from the federal government. >> he continues to -- to own that company and to benefit from it. there's no question that the federal government is going to be paying him a lot of money which is against the constitution. >> reporter: the president's legal team was not consulted about this public briefing announcing doral as the summit site and would have much
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preferred a simple paper statement, fearing the inevitable questions the acting chief of staff would get about ukraine. speaking for himself, mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, said president trump told him he personally, meaning mr. trump, will take the heat for doral, his club, winning the g7 summit sweepstakes. cbs news, the white house. now on syria. despite an agreement by turkey to temporarily halt the fighting, gunfire reportedly broke out overnight. machine gun fire was heard in the area, and smoke was reportedly seen rising from one part of the syrian town. turkey launched an offensive in northeast syria after president trump withdrew u.s. forces from the region. lawmakers who criticized the decision are expressing optimism over the deal. nikole killion reports. this is an incredible outcome -- >> reporter: in texas, president trump praised the vice president and secretary of state after they announced an agreement with turkish president erdogan to
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halt fighting in northern syria. >> turkish side will pause operation peace spring in orders to allow for the withdrawal of ypg forces from the safe zone for ur >> reporter: the deal also includes a plan for the u.s. and turkey to coordinate on detention of isis prisoners. turkish officials point out their forces will remain in the region and control the establishment of a safe zone. vice president mike pence and secretary pompeo left turkey soon after the hours' long negotiations were completed. if the cease-fire holds, the trump administration has agreed not to impose sanctions or raise steel tariffs on turkey. president trump called for the withdrawal of u.s. troops from northern syria over a week ago which led to the invasion of turkish forces. the president called the love. >> when those guns start shooting, they tend to do things. >> reporter: the move received a flurry of bipartisan criticism from lawmakers with the house
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voting overwhelmingly to condemn the withdrawal. senator lindsey graham, who was critical of the president's decision, says the president called him after the deal was reached. >> i don't know what the end product will be, but it seems to be somewhat encouraging. >> reporter: graham says in the meantime he's still going to continue working on a bipartisan senate sanctions bill against turkey. nikole killion, cbs news, the white house. millions of americans are under a severe weather threat this morning. tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for a weather system offshore could be a tropical storm later today. the forecasters say it could move toward the northern gulf coast today and into the weekend. torrential rains and flash flooding are the biggest concerns. coming up on the morning news, making space history. two women astronauts get ready to take a giant leap. new fallout over that tweet by rockets' general miller daryl moreye that angered china. angered china.
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♪ history is set to be made today in space. nasa astronauts christina koch and jessica meir are scheduled to conduct the first all-female space walk. they will venture outside the space station to fix a broken battery charger. an all-female space walk was planned for earlier this year but had to be canceled because the right-sized space suit was not available. there's new fallout in the nba china controversy, and the battle over funding the president's border wall. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "washington post" reports the senate failed to block president trump from redirecting money from the military budget to help pay for the border wall. mr. trump had declared a national emergency to move $3.6 billion from the pentagon's budget. nullify his declaration of a
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national emergency. the president vetoed that. and yesterday the senate attempted to overturn that veto but fell short of the two-thirds needed. it included ten republicans voting with the democrats. "the chicago tribune" says city teachers will be on strike for a second day today. [ chants ] about 25,000 teachers union members walked off the job yesterday. they walked in picket lines outside hundreds of schools and in front of the headquarters for chicago public schools. classes for more than 300,000 students are canceled again today. the issues include pay, class size, and providing additional resources. >> it shouldn't take 20,000 people in the street to get a serious proposal. >> chicago mayor lori lightfoot said the city is offering what she called a historic package on the main issues. and "usa today" reports nba commissioner adam silver says
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chinese officials wanted houston rockets' general manager daryl morey fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in hong kong. the tweet set off a firestorm. silver said the nba declined china's request for morey to be fired. he said the league's initial response may have been too diplomatic but added the league supports free expression. the nba is big business in china, and silver said the league is losing millions of dollars. >> the losses have already been substantial. our games are not back on the air in china as we speak. and we'll see what happens next. >> silver said he's not sure what will happen to the league's relationship with china. still ahead, why leg room on flights could shrink.rstime the be testing to see just how much space you really need in the dne toor i didn't have to call 911. and i didn't have to come get you.
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a close call in argentina for a woman knocked on to the subway tracks. it happened tuesday in buenos aires. security camera video shows a man fainting on a subway platform and inadvertently pushing a woman on to the tracks. bystanders frantically waved their hands and bags to get the oncoming train to stop, and it did. people jumped on to the tracks to help the woman who had been knocked unconscious. amazing. and a day after president trump called him the world's most overrated general, former defense secretary james mattis laughed it off and fired back. speaking at a charity event in new york last night, mattis joked that he took it as a compliment. he said that he wasn't just an overrated general but the world's most overrated. and he also said that he was honored to be considered that by mr. trump. >> he also called meryl streep an overrated actress. so i guess i'm the meryl streep of generals. [ laughter ] and frankly, that sounds pretty
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our top stories this morning -- one of the sons of drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman was captured and then suddenly released from custody. authorities say they arrested him after a gunfight in mexico yesterday. lopez is wanted in the u.s. on drug tracking charges. authorities in mexico say lopez was released to prevent more violence in the city. and the white house is trying to walk back comments by acting chief of staff mick mulvaney. yesterday he admitted the trump administration did withhold military aid to ukraine in 01en election. comments were misconstrued. pediatricians have been raising quesions about incline
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sleepers since they were introduced more than ape decade ago. a new study finds their design she's everything to me. >> reporter: amanda butler's daughter aria died in a fisher-price rock and play incline sleeper. >> it's turned our life upside down. >> reporter: nationwide, 59 babies have died in incline sleepers since 2005 according to the consumer product safety commission. millions of sleepers were recalled. now a study from the consumer product safety commission says that none of the incline sleep products it examined are safe for babies to sleep. >> babies are dyeing and have died in these products. >> reporter: university of arkansas's erin mannon led the study. >> based on the results of our research, it's something that has to do with the design of a product. >> reporter: pediatric experts say babies should sleep flat on their backs. but some infant sleepers are set
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on an incline as high as 30 degrees. doctors say the angle position can cause the head to fall forward and block an infant's airway. the cpsc says suffocation risk to infants disappeared when the incline was blow ten degrees. doctors had warned of risks for years, and amanda butler says earlier action would have savedl ahead of her. she only got to live ten weeks of it. that's not -- i don't want anyone else to have to go through that. >> reporter: the cpsc is expected to vote on the new tougher standard next week. it will then be open for comments. anna werner, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," a look at history's first all-female space walk this morning. mark strassmann will have the latest from the johnson space center. plus, a preview of this week's "48 hours" which explores the unusual police investigation into the murder of a single mother in ohio.
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commitment to tackling issues surrounding mental health, we'll show you how a powerful new play performed by military veterans is helping people cope with post traumatic stress. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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