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news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from t broadcast cenr in new york city, i'm meg oliver. it's wednesday, october 23rd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." stunning testimony. a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into president trump describes a highly irregular u.s. policy on ukraine. teaming up. turkey and russia forge a deal that increases their power in the middle east, but who will keep up the battle against isis? more charges. parents caught in the college admissions scandal who did not take a plea deal are facing new allegations. good morning from the studio
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57 at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with explosive testimony in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. the acting u.s. ambassador to ukraine described to lawmakers what he said was a highly irregular policy effort engineered by president trump. yesterday bill taylor answered questions behind closed doors from several house committees. democrats call the testimony, quote, damning and further evidence of a quid pro quo. laura podesta is here in new york. how is the president responding to the new revelations? >> reporter: he has been tweeting overnight, calling the impeachment inquiry a scam that goa goes on and on and a witch hunt. it's undeniable that yesterday's testimony which was delivered by a respected vietnam war veteran and career diplomat is rattling the president. the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine left lawmakers stunned yesterday. >> this is my most disturbing
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day in congress so far. >> reporter: during more than nine hours of closed door testimony, ambassador bill taylor detailed what he described as a highly irregular policy effort involving president trump and his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani. >> anything rudy giuliani does is on behalf of the president. so rudy is president trump, president trump is rudy. >> reporter: in his 15-page opening statement, taylor said president trump did insist that president zelensky go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations of biden and 2016 election interference. taylor said the u.s. ambassador to the european union told him everything was dependent on such an announcement including security assistance. >> that is a very important statement from a very credible person. >> reporter: white house press secretary stephanie grisham called the impeachment inquiry a coordinated smear campaign from far left lawmakers and radical unelected bureaucrats waging war on the constitution. >> he is receiving zero due process from democrats on the
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hill. >> reporter: the white house also pushed back against criticism of president trump's tweet earlier in the day calling the impeachment inquiry a lynching. >> far beneath the office of the president of the united states. >> reporter: others pointed out that some democrats called president bill clinton's impeachment a lynching. and that includes former vice president joe biden who said the clinton impeachment could be a partisan lynching. biden tweeted about that statement saying this wasn't the right word to use, and i'm sorry about that. trump, on the other hand, chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily. anne-marie? >> indeed, laura. thank you so much. so overseas now to northeast syria where turkey and russia have reached an agreement that would cement their power in the war-torn region. yesterday, the two leaders sealed the deal with a handshake after a six-hour meeting in russia. russia is now deploying forces to fill the void left by president trump's abrupt withdrawal of u.s. troops from
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northern syria. holly williams reports. >> reporter: the deal between president erdogan and president putin will hold off a turkish offensive in eastern syria for another six days. turkey will get a 20-mile safe zone along its border, but this is much more than a cease-fire agreement. as american troops leave eastern syria, the u.s. is ceding influence to russia. the russians have stepped into the power vacuum. they're already patrolling territory once controlled by america and its allies. the u.s. withdrawal opened the door to the turkish offensive targeting kurdish fighters that turkey says are a terrorist group. but the kurds issue forces have been america's closest partners in the campaign against isis on the ground in syria. they've been betrayed by the u.s., they say, and have now stopped fighting isis. and then there's the fate of the roughly 12,000 accused isis
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fighters that kurdish forces say they're still holding. we were given exclusive access to one of their prisons last month where they showed us security video of an attempted escape. so they're breaking out of their cells. it's unclear who will now be in charge of keeping them locked up. with american troops leaving eastern syria and kurdish forces sidelined, the question is who will continue the battle against isis. and like so much else right now, that could be up to the russians. holly williams, cbs news, near the turkey-cyber border. this morning hong kong's government formerly withdrew a controversial extradition bill that prompted months of violent protests. overnight, hong kong released the murder suspect whose case was used by the government to push for changes to the extradition rules. the proposal would have allowed hong kong to extradite criminal suspects to mainland china. critics feared that extradition
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could subject people to unfair trials. back home, new bribery charges have been filed against 11 parents in the college admissions scandal. actress lori loughlin and her husband are among those who could face harsher sentences. carter evans reports. >> reporter: from the beginning, lori loughlin and her husband were determined to fight the charges. they're among the 33 parents originally accused in the biggest college admissions scandal in the nation's history. 14 pleaded guilty early on to avoid additional charges of money laundering, including actress felicity huffman, sentenced to 14 days in federal prison. she'll be released by sunday. last week prosecutors gave a stern warning to parents still fighting back -- plead guilty or prepare to face new bribery charges, and four parents did change their plea in boston federal court. prosecutors dropped the hammer filing the bribery charge
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against 11 parents including loughlin and her husband, accused of paying half a million dollars to guarantee their two daughters' admission to usc. the university now confirms both daughters are no longer enrolled. is there anything that lori loughlin can do now? >> put herself upon the mercy of the government and see if she can work out a deal. if they think they can win this at a trial, then they must know something that i don't. >> reporter: some of the accused coaches are now also facing those beefed up bribery charges, and that could add an additional five years to any potential prison sentence. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. there is a shakeup among boeing's top executives. yesterday boeing fired kevin mcallister as chief executive of boeing commercial airplanes. the move marks the first high-level departure since two deadly crashes involving boeing's 737 max jets. meanwhile, boeing will deliver its third-quarter financial results later on today.
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britain's prime minister has vowed to push for a general election if the e.u. proposes to delay brexit again. yesterday boris johnson put his brexit bill on hold after lawmakers rejected his plan to get it signed off in three days. the e.u. must now decide whether to grant a delay to the october 31st deadline and how long that delay would be. the president of the european council says that he will recommend the e.u. grant britain's request for an extension. new sex assault charges have been filed against oscar-winning actor cuba gooding jr. a third woman accused gooding of sexual misconduct. gooding was already facing four sexual misconduct counts involving two women on separate occasions. gooding has denied all accusations. and coming up on the morning news, police believe they have found the body of a missing alabama girl. and presidential election dispute. violence breaks out in bolivia. this is the "cbs morning
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several cities and called for a strike today. back at home now, schools in santa rosa, california, were locked down after a shooting. and a grim discovery in the case of a missing alabama girl. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "birmingham news" reports authorities believe that they have found the remains of a 3-year-old girl abducted from a the day party.
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community on edge for nearly two weeks. >> this young child has definitely sent a message across the nation that we all must be diligent to protect them all. >> police say two persons of interest detained earlier in the investigation will be charged with capital murder and kidnapping in this case. the "san francisco chronicle" says a suspect has been detained in a shooting near a school in santa rosa. a 16-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen by a 17-year-old male yesterday morning near ridgeway high school. police say that the teenagers were involved in a verbal altercation after officers received reports the gunman fled. they put nearby schools on lockdowns. authorities found that the suspect, found, rather, the suspect an hour later and arrested him. the "los angeles times" reports california is bracing for days of dangerous weather conditions as the threat of
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wildfires continues. red flag warnings are up in large parts of northern and southern california including the los angeles area. high temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds are expected today and tomorrow. as a precaution, pacific gas and electric says it may shut off power to at least 89,000 customers. "sports illustrated" reports major league baseball will launch an investigation into recent comments made by the astros' assistant general manager. the magazine first reported brandon cobbman turned to three female reporters and yelled several times after the team clinched the american league pennant "thank god we got osuna." roberto osuna was arrested on domestic violence charges in 2020. he apologized and said domestic violence is extraordinarily serious and no one in baseball should minimize it. still to come, honoring a trail blazer. the post office is commemorating an awardwinning journalist on a
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essential role they play in our democracy. on the cbs "money watch," facebook's mark zuckerberg testifies on capitol hill today. and the post office honors a groundbreaking journalist. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, third-quarter earnings season is kicking into high gear. more than 40 s&p 500 companies are set to report quarterlyrupts today including caterpillar, boeing, microsoft, ford, and thames. stocks closed lower yesterday. the dow lost 39, the s&p 500 fell 10, and the nasdaq was down 58. facebook crowe mark zuckerberg will testify before members of congress to discuss the company's cryptocurrency
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plans. zuckerberg is expected to tell the house financial svices committee he's willing to delay the launch of the digital currency venture libra. zuckerberg released a statement saying, quote, libra's development would extend america's financial leadership. the planned currency has come under scrutiny by legislators. a shakeup in the c-sweet. nike ceo is stepping down after 13 years of leading the company. mark parker has been a nike employee since 1979 holding high-profile position that's include product designer and co-brand president. he was appointed ceo in 2006. parker has been criticized in recent years after multiple lawsuits over alleged gender discrimination. parker will officially leave the company in january. sunday riley has settled with the federal trade commission after the company was accused of posting fake reviews of its products on line. the ftc says the skin care brands told employees to write fake reviews and dislike
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negative ones in order to boost sales. the agency launched an investigation after a former employee accused the company of faking reviews. sunday riley has not admitted to wrongdoing but agreed not to write fake reviews. and late pbs "news hour" gen eiffel is being remembered with a commemorative forever stamp. it features a photo with the words "black heritage" on the top and her name on the bottom. she worked at "news hour" for 17 years. she passed away from complications of cancer in 2016. the stamp will be issued next year. anne-marie? >> 17 years, eight presidential campaigns, two vice presidential debates. always a consummate professional and steady voice when it comes to journalism. >> yes, indeed. >> i can't think of a more fitting honor for her. >> i can't agree with you more on that. >> all right. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. >> you got it.
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surrounding the iconic photo of the u.s. flag being raised by u.s. forces in the battle of iwo jima. another man was identified in the photograph. after questions were raised by private historians, it was determined that corporal harold p. keller was among the six men who raised the flag in 1945. the marines say private first class renee gagnon helped in the effort, but for decades was mistakenly identified as one of the flag hoisters. so coming up on "cbs this morning," stop the stigma. no more shame and blame. a conversation about mental health. we'll hear from special guests including "queer eye" star karamo about his experience with depression and how his story can offer hope to others. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news."
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our top story this morning, boell our top story this morning, bombshell testimony in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. acting u.s. ambassador to ukraine bill taylor testified on capitol hill yesterday. taylor said the white house threatened to withdraw military aid unless ukraine announced investigations for mr. trump's political benefit. mental illness affects millions of people in the united states, but it's a topic that can be challenging to discuss. cbs news is raising awareness to try and stop the stigma. tom hanson has oneoung woman's story. >> reporter: cecilia mcgive was diagnosed with schizophrenia in college.
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>> i thought that i was not only losing my mind but my future, as well. >> reporter: for years she hid her condition because of the stigma. she started students with schizophrenia to raise awareness. >> as a student who hallucinates and struggles with a certain level of paranoia and has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, i realized that there wasn't very much support on college campuses. >> reporter: she's among the 60 million adults and adolescents living with a mental health condition in this country. according to the national alliance on mental illness or nami, some of the most common conditions include anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are less common. >> only about four in ten adults who experiences a mental health condition gets treatment. that means six out of ten are going without any kind of treatment. >> reporter: while rates of mental health conditions are fairly steady, rates of anxiety
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and depression in children and adolescents are rising, and suicide rates in nearly all age groups are at the highest levels in 30 years. >> we're not getting people the kind of care that they need in time. one thing everybody should be aware of is that treatment works. and there is no shame in reaching out for help. we have effective medications, we have great therapies, and we have important peer supports. >> reporter: the organization has launched more than 60 chapters around the country. >> i would want people to realize that we are people first before our diagnosis. i'm more than my hallucinations. i'm more than the paranoia. and also to get away from this myth that people with schizophrenia are a danger to society. >> reporter: she hopes education will stop the stigma around mental illness. cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," a special broadcast, "stop the stigma: no more shame and blame."
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a conversation about mental health. we'll hear from "queer eye" star karamo about his experience with depression and how his story can offer hope to others. plus, emmy award-winning journalist jane pauley shares her experience with bipolar disorder. and cynthia germinatta, lady gaga's mother, talks about how the family dealt with mental illness at home and the impact it has on the whole family. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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