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"cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano. it's monday, october 21st, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." tornado! >> texas twister. a tornado touches down in dallas packing winds of over 100 miles per hour and leaving behind a trail of damage. u.s. forces are withdrawing from northern syria, but they're not coming home. why the trump administration is positioning them in iraq instead. plus, a deadly army training accident. three soldiers are dead and three others hurt after a training exercise went horribly training exercise went horribly wrong.
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captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. we are going to begin with severe weather overnight in dallas, texas. a powerful tornado touched down near love field airport leaving widespread damage. >> a tornado! >> people were told to take shelter immediately when the twister hit last night. it packed winds of up to 111 miles per hour. in north dallas, there were multiple reports that cars, houses, and businesses had been destroyed. the storm also downed trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. first responders searched neighborhoods overnight for people who may have been trapped. one person described what happened. >> it started shaking. it felt like of like an earthquake. it started moving the house around, a lot of whistling, all
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that wind. ths and stuf faffof was go mecyent minor. one person in benton county, arkansas, was killed by a tree that was apparently downed by the same storm system. tornado watches remain in effect in northern texas, arkansas, and missouri. and now to syria. the trump administration says the cease-fire between turkey and kurdish forces is holding up. that is despite reports of some fighting. over the weekend, some of the 1,000 u.s. troops began moving out of the region. they're headed to iraq. witnesses say that some troops began crossing the border overnight. so marc liverman is here in new york. marc, what will these troops be doing because they're not going home, they're going to iraq. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, anne-marie. according to the u.s. defense secretary, the troops will work to defend iraq, but we're also learning for the first time what the new fight against isis could look like.
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u.s. forces are withdrawing from northern syria. >> the current game plan is for those forces to reposition into western iraq. we're talking weeks, not days. mark esper says the u.s. will be able to fight isis in syria from iraq. >> two missions. one is to help defend iraq, and two is to perform a counter-isis mission as we sort through the next steps. >> reporter: president trump's top advisers say the administration is working to bring them home. >> the quickest way to get them out of danger was to get them into iraq. >> now the president believes we've accomplished a significant part of our mission and wants troops to come home. >> reporter: the order has drawn bipartisan criticism in congress. >> it's clear he's not bringing hohome the troops. he's just moving them to other parts of the middle east. >> reporter: lawmakers are concerned about the power vacuum left behind. >> iran, russia, turkey, they're playing chess and, unfortunately, this administration is playing checkers.
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>> reporter: general tony thomas retired earlier this year as the head of u.s. special operations command. he's concerned about isis could return in the absence of a u.s. presence. >> we've done nothing to knock down the idealogy. and i think they'll see this as certainly a respite if not an opportunity to have a resurgence. >> reporter: "the new york times" is reporting that president trump is now considering leaving about 200 u.s. troops in eastern syria as part of the battle against isis and to block the advance of russian and syrian forces. the u.s. brokered cease-fire between kurdish forces and turkey ends tomorrow. that's the same day russian president vladimir putin meets with turkey's president. anne-marie? >> all right. marc liverman here in new york. thank you so much, marc. the u.s. army is investigating a training accident that killed three heit happed at ft. stewart in georgia yesterday. tom hanson reports. >> reporter: the six soldiers were riding in a 25-ton armored
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bradley fighting vehicle like the ones pictured here when it rolled into water early sunday morning. three died on scene, and three others were rush to the hospital. investigators have not said what caused the accident. in a written statement, major general tony aguto said, "today is a heartbreaking day for the third infantry division and the entire army airfield community as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the ft. stewart training area." the 450 square-mile base is home to about 18,000 soldiers and 4,000 army civilian workers. it is responsible for training and deploying active and reserve military personnel. the incident falls on the heels of other deadly accidents for the military. in june at west point military academy, a vehicle training exercise killed one cadet and injured 21 others. in january a combat engineer died when his bradley fighting vehicle rolled o24ours after th
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notify all next of kin. tom hanson, cbs news, new york. in a stunning reversal, president trump now says his florida resort will not be used for next year's g7 summit. this after days of criticism. >> reporter: president trump blamed media and democrat crazed and irrational hostility for ditching his doral golf result in florida as the site of the g7 summit in june. >> it's like such a natural -- >> reporter: the president came up with the idea which he first floated during this year's gathering in france. >> we have incredible conference rooms, incredible restaurants. >> reporter: white house acting chief of staff mick mulvaney suggested why mr. trump changed his mind. >> he was honestly surprised at the level of pushback. at the end of the day, he still considers himself to be in the hospitality business. >> reporter: at a briefing on thursday, mulvaney said president trump was prepared to handle criticism. >> there's going to be folks who will never get over the fact that it's a trump property. we get that.
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we're still going to go there. >> reporter: it was during the briefing mulvaney admitted there was a quid pro quo involving military aid from ukraine and moneto gheto ngin aongoing inve' >>orter: claim so stunning he wscribed is a quid pro quo. it is funding will not flow unless the investigation into the -- into the democratic server happens, as well. >> we do -- we do that all the time with foreign policy. >> reporter: mulvaney denied saying what he said. >> you were asked by jonathan carl, you described a quid pro quo, and you said that happens all the time. >> again, reporters will use their language all the time. so my language never said quid pro quo. i see how people took it the wrong way, absolutely. i never said there was a quid pro quo because there isn't. >> reporter: democrats believe the damage is done and argue
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they now have even more evidence in their impeachment inquiry. >> the speaker's going to try to get this wrapped up by the end of the year. >> reporter: the white house says mulvaney still has president trump's confidence. cbs news has learned he was on thin ice even before the briefing with officials unhappy erdl impeachment inquiry. and there's a growing rivalry between mulvaney and white house counsel pat sipaloni to serve as the permanent chief of staff. asked about his acting title back in april, mulvaney said it doesn't matter because the president can fire anyone at any time. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. government officials in hong kong apologized to musli leaders this morning after riot police sprayed a gate of a mosque while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations. yesterday tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets. some tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with ties to mainland china.
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civilians were injured in the latest disturbances. democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren plans to explain how she will pay for medicare for all. and new activity at the site of a deadly hotel collapse. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." cbs news new orleans affiliate wwl reports that two cranes that had loomed dangerously over the hard rock hotel have been demolished in a series of controlled explosions. this is video of yesterday's blast. after the dust cleared, part of one crane was hovering over the one building while part of another fell to the ground. the new orleans fire chief said that the operation went as planned. >> better than what it looks, okay. i know what it looks like. if you remember, we talked about cutting the crane and it hooking on the building. exactly what it did. >> three workers died in a partial collapse of the hotel on october 12th. the remains of only one worker
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have been removed from the rubble.> "the new york times" rs senator elizabeth warren will release a funding strategy for his health care plan. the leading liberal candidate said she was disclose it in the coming weeks. during a town hall event in iowa yesterday, warren tackled her health care policy head on. >> so i've been working on this for a long time now. it's -- it's still got a little bit more work before it's ready to roll out. but it's coming out because i think it's important. >> warren has come under repeated attacks by her democratic rivals for sidestepping questions over whether she will raise taxes on the middle class to pay for her medicare-for-all plan. still to come, a historic flight. quantus completes the first r co direct ight 19-hour commercial direct flight from new york to sydney. art attack. it changed my life. but i'm a survivor. after my heart attack, my doctor prescribed brilinta.
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it took more than 19 hours. the research trip had 50 passengers and staff on board, fitted with monitors to detect changes in brain wave and melatonin levels. it will be used to make recommendations on how to manage pilot fatigue and passenger jet lag. on the cbs "money watch," boeing responds to alarming messages about the 737 max, and a call to make baby food safer. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, it is another big week of earnings. major companies set to report including boeing, amazon, and microsoft. on wall street friday, stocks closed lower led by declines in tech and communications shares. the dow sank 255 points. the s&p 500 lost 11, and the nasdaq dropped 67 points. the first federal opioid trial is expected to begin today. last week multiple drug companies including johnson & johnson and teva pharmaceuticals
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proposed a $50 billion settlement. the local governments declined the effort. -- the offer. the companies will now defend themselves over allegations they fueled the nation's opioid crisis. boeing is responding to an outcry over leaked messages about its 737 max planes saying it understands the concerns raised by federal transportation officials. now in the messages, a former boeing test pilot told a co-worker he unknowingly lied to regulators about problems with the flight control system. that system was later implicated in two deadly crashes overseas. boeing said it's continuing to investigate the messages but claims that the simulator software described in the messages had not been finalized. meantime, chuck schumer is calling on fda to take more action to regulate the baby food industry. schumer says the fda should examine a report that found dozens of baby food products a recent study found the presence of heavy metals
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including lead and arsenic in 95% of the 168 baby foods that were tested. schumer says federal regulators should release a public statement of their findings. and a new villain dominated the box office over the weekend. >> there is no union! there will be no wedding! >> disney's "maleficent: mistress of evil" dethroned "joker" bringing in an estimated $36 million. the highly anticipated sequel starred angelina jolie and elle fanning. warner bros. "joker" came in second bringing in $29 million. sony pictures "zombieland" came in third drawing in $26 million. >> it is the season for evil doers. at least until halloween. >> yep. i know. i was like, it is -- the season of villains. that's exactly what i thought. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, diane. >> you got it. still to come, a hero coach. school surveillance video
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but my british friends said to me, i'm sure he's great, but you shouldn't do it because the british tabloids will destroy your life. >> the duke and duchess of sussex are suing a british paper over publishing a private letter from meghan to her dad. and surveillance video shows how a high school coach at an oregon school intercepted an armed student. when 19-year-old angel gretados diaz walked into park rose high school intlotgu ss were petrified. >> i can see him coming in with a gun in his hands. it was terrifying. it was truly terrifying. >> we all hid. we hid under clothes and stuff in case anything would happen. >> reporter: the coach works as a security guard at the school. he confronts the student, grabbed the gun, and hugged the teen. >> i felt compassion for him. you know, and a lot of times
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a tornado! >> our top stories this morning -- a tornado touched down in dallas overnight causing damage. forecasters say winds picked up to 111 miles per hour. more than 100,000 people lost power. there was no immediate word of serious injuries in texas. the trump administration says the cease-fire between turkey and kurdish forces is holding up. that's despite reports of some fighting. some of the 1,000 u.s. troops began moving out of the region to iraq.
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genel motovo weeeast.hendlrs in. on a tentative new labor deal. it would end the more than month-long walkout. but there are concerns about new technology and how it's impacting industries around the country. dean reynolds has details. >> reporter: while gm and the united auto workers have struck a tentative deal, there's an unmistakable trend toward new technologies that is changing the way work is done, not just in the auto industry but employment across the country. the issue came up at the most recent debate. >> so should workers here in ohio not be worried about losing their jobs to automation? >> so the data show that we've had a lot of problems with losing jobs, but the principal reason has been bad trade policy. >> reporter: andrew yang argued it's not trade, it's the future, and it's here. >> driving a truck is the most
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common job in 29 states including this one. 3.5 million truck drivers in this country. my friends in california are e brooinstitutioys ng trucks. truckers and eveeiseat belts. it estimated automation will affect approximately 25% of all u.s. jobs in the coming decades. and that routine, predictable physical and cognitive tasks will be most vulnerable to automation. that sounds a lot like the assembly line where, for example, gm plans to introduce 20 new all-electric models by 2023. vehicles that have less complicated motors, fewer parts, and need fewer workers to produce. matthew spanko is a professor and says not to worry. >> new sometimes of jobs have always, always come up. we have adjusted.
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every single time a new technology has come up, society has adjusted. >> reporter: that means learning determine how long and painful the adjustment will be. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. coming up first on "cbs this morning," former speaker of the house newt gingrich tells us about his new book, "trump versus china: facing america's greatest threat." and in "american wonders," we'll take you to kansas for a visit to the dwight d. eisenhower presidential museum. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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