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good morning. welcome to "cbs this morning." a possible tornado kills three people as powerful storms rock alabama tear through a tourist town destroying homes and businesses near the great smoky mountains. president-elect trump hits the town with former rival mitt romney as speculation swirls about a secretary of state announcement. plus, we are in indianapolis where air conditioning giant carrier said it reached a deal with mr. trump to keep 1,000 jobs from moving to mexico. we continue our issues that matter series. this morning robert gates on the
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>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> a lot of us have heavy hearts what has happened here. this is the largest fire in the last hundred years of the state of tennessee. >> raging wildfires turn deadly in tennessee:when you go in gatlinburg fire all throughout the city. >> i look to the right and mountain on fire. >> >> tornadoes tore through several communities. homes and businesses destroyed. mr. trump met for a second time with mitt romney, a former rival on the short list for secretary of state. >> he continues with a message of inclusion of bringing people together and i have to tell you i've been impressed with the transition effort. >> investigators trying to determine what caused a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team to crash in colombia killing 71 people. >> the tearful testimony from
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officer accused of killing an unarmed black family. >> my fame aily has been destro by this and, the scott family is destroyed by this. >> tennessee cowork withers won the powerball. >> 20 workers. each get $12.7 million. for the a bad big gig. >> all that. >> in england a driver grabs a shovel and starts >> tiger woods is a day away from returning to competitive golf. >> i'll try to win this thing. >> and all that matters. >> in your heart had it been you versus donald trump had you defeated him? >> all i can tell you, connor, i wish i had that opportunity. >> on "cbs this morning." >> donald trump on a string of retweets attacking our own senior washington correspondent jeff zellman. >> i really do think he needs an editor and on occasion somebody needs to say to him, maybe not
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person he calls a pathetic. >> congratulations. he has been named secretary of state contestant. ? welcome to "cbs this morning." a line of deadly and destructive storms overnight devastated communities across the south. a home park in northern balabama and a day care center destroyed. >> debris is scattered across the landscape. possible tornadoes were also reported in tennessee, as well as northern alabama. anna werner is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are still thousands without power across alabama after that powerful storm system
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ray escaped injury when the storm peeled the roof off his grocery store building. high winds flipped this fedex truck on its side. rain to the area and flooded road. as we mentioned, national weather service says a number of children were critically injured and the threat isn't over this morning.
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issued in multiple counties throughout the state. a tennessee wildfire zone, the largest fire to hit the state? a century killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other people. 14 other people were hurt. the flames drove 14,000 people from gatlinburg in the great smoky mountains. the city is still under curfew. >> crews battling the fire since late monday night and hurricane force winds drove the fire and dozens of hot spots are still burning. demarco morgan is near destruction in sevierville. >> reporter: more than 150 homes and businesses destroyed and many look like this place, leveled by the flames. this was once home to an elderly couple more than 40 years and they lost everything. i spoke to people who had similar stories who had no time to get out before the flames rushed in. parts of gatlinburg, tennessee,
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with smoldering homes burned to the ground. an official with the tennessee department of transportation shot this video showing the damage. >> some of the structures along this road look fine but then as you get a little bit higher it tells another story. >> reporter: the flames hallowed out homes and buildings. many people forced to evacuate sought refuge in this shelter run by the red cross. ray >> you're watching for a glow in the distance. you know, smoke everywhere. >> reporter: the terrifying scene as they left was similar to what many encountered on the evacuation route. thick smoke blanketed the road as the flames crept closer. >> is it going to reach this? is it going to explode while we are in traffic. what is going to happen? you just don't know. >> reporter: sherri and daniel
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month and a half ago and only time to grab their 14-month-old son william and his diaper bag. >> we don't know what to do or where we are going to go because we don't have anywhere to go. >> reporter: officials say more than 400 emergency workers from multiple departments are working on putting out the fire and clearing debris. >> i've gotten calls from the governor of every surrounding state saying how can we help. >> reporter: gatlinburg mike warner is trying to aid his community while dealing with his >> i had an opportunity to drive through town and see my house is gone and my business of 31 years is gone. >> reporter: now strong storms and heavy rains moved through the night, possibly helping firefighters. you can see it's still raining right now but many yet to make it back to their property to see if it survived or not. >> thanks, demarco. president-elect trump had more talks last night with secretary of state candidate mitt romney.
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reince priebus in new york. the former gop nominee who called mr. trump a phony and a fraud in the campaign, said they had a wonderful evening. >> the discussions i've had with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging and i've enjoyed it very much. >> reporter: mr. trump confirmed yesterday he wants tom price to be human and health secretary and elaine chao to head the department of transportation. sources tell cbs news nominate steve mnuchin as treasure secretary and billionaire investor wilbur ross as commerce secretary. donald trump tweeted a short time ago he with formally give up his business empire writing it is important as president to
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this has been i'm told in the works for days. it will take a good long while to do all of the legal work necessary to unwind trump's connections to his vast business empire and real estate holdings and branded properties around the world. that's why the pressfe 15th. this will not include disclosure of tax returns from mr. trump. there was that dinner in new york last night with mitt romney a candidate for secretary of state and he did say, romney, he was impressed with the conversation and the rest of the trump cabinet, it's filling up before our very eyes. president-elect donald trump held his secretary meeting with
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cooking inside his trump international hotel. also on the menu? secretary of state. >> he did something i tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he won the general election and he continues with a message of inclusion of bringing people together. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news mr. trump's choices are romney, retired general david petraeus and rudy giuliani. senate foreign relations chairman bob korker who met with the importance of cabinet cohesion. >> the world needs to know the secretary of state is someone who speaks fully for the president. >> reporter: elsewhere in the cabinet the president-elect went with insiders and washington power brokers. steve mnuchin will be mr. trump's pick for secretary of treasury. he is a former goldman sachs partner and movie producer and democratic donor. he served as a candidate in trump's campaign finance chairman but never held a
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elaine chao was nominated as transportation secretary. chao served eight years as labor secretary for president george w. bush and is married to senate majority leader senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> have you set the job of commerce secretary. >> reporter: mr. trump intends to nominate 79-year-old businessman wilbur ross to lead the commerce department with a net worth of almost $3 billion, he has made his fortune buying and turning around distressed companies in bankrupt. ross told charlie interview he believes that reviving american manufacturing is critical. >> i feel in five or continue years, we could be a second-rate power. >> reporter: the head of the transition vice president-elect mike pence will be in washington today for meetings with house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> thank you, major. what factors do you think the president-elect is weighing in
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men for secretary of state? >> reporter: it's an elaborate process and may not be completed today and may bleed into next week. trump is looking for comfortable he is comfortable with and represent the country well and loyal to him and most problematic for romney. for rudy giuliani is long considered the favorite for this post but he was offered two other positions in the trump cabinet, attorney general and homeland security. he turned them down, i'm told, only once secretary of state. that makes this decision more complicated. i would say general petraeus has been rising ihe mr. trump and those around him in the last couple of days. but this decision is not nearly made and those closest to the decision making process do not have powerful insights as to where trump is ultimately going to land. >> thanks. in our next hour, former defense secretary robert gates in our series "issues that matter." he once called donald trump unqualified to be commander in chief. gates looks at the challenges the new president will face hays on "cbs this morning."
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hundreds of job losses at a major manufacturer. carrier's parent company planned to close two indiana facilities and move more than 2,000 jobs to mexico. but the air-conditioning giant tweeted last night, quote, we are pleased to have reached a deal with president-elect trump and vp elect pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in indy. dean reynolds is outside the carrier factory in indianapolis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. during the campaign, donald trump repdl promise to keep american jobs in america and, for now at least, it looks like he meant what ed. >> we have all of these lost jobs, all of our lost manufacturing. we are going to get it back. >> reporter: throughout the campaign, donald trump made it clear. >> companies like carrier simply fire their workers and move their operations to mexico. guess what. not going to be so easy to do any more.
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101-year-old manufacturing said their factory would be shutting. >> it's to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterrey, mexico. >> reporter: trump who benefited from the working class vote on election day will be here in indianapolis on thursday, alongside the state's governor and vice president-elect mike pence. they will announce a deal with carrier's parent tech lodges keeping nearly thousand manufacturing jobs in the united states. >> they think they are making air-conditioners in their beautiful plant in mexico and sell them across the border and make lots of money and we have all of the unemployment. not going to happen. >> reporter: the details surrounding the agreement haven't been made public but united technologies, which grossed $56 billion in global sales just last year, holds a number of government contracts,
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deal made over the summer to produce engines for the troubled f-35 fighter jet. now, there will be some layoffs at this plant here behind me in indianapolis, but it's not clear exactly how many. nor is it clear what made the company change its mind. what is clear is that other u.s. manufacturers will be paying close attention to this deal. gayle? >> everybody is. thank you very much, dean. crash that killed members of a beloved soccer team. their charter flight crashed late monday while traveling through bad weather in colombia. 71 people died in this crash. the team was in the midst of a magical season, you could say. they were heading to the finals of the south american cup. josh elliott of our streaming network cbsn shows us how the tragedy devastated brazil. >> reporter: good morning.
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in their history and they hoped it would lead on-to-a victory and massive celebration. except today, they are planning a mass funeral. for brazil soccer cinderella team there is no happy ending. their fairy tale season is over after their charter plane went down in the andes mountains. six people survived the monday night crash including three players, allen riskel and elian ne leg had to be amputated. his father told the associated press we have not spoken to him or received any other information regarding how serious his condition is. that is making us feel ank anguished. to lose all of them in a tragic way destroyed all of us and this city. this is video of the team boarding their flight and a
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they said prior to takeoff they previously worked with the charter company and was treated well. the charter flying from bolivia to their match in colombia nearly 1,900 mile trip close to the limit of the plane's train. authorities have captured the black boxes. there were reports the plane must have suffered electrical failure or run out of fuel. this man, the father of a team member who was not on the flight, said it's a disaster. there are no word to sglexplain. the team played in object curity for decades but in 2014 they were promoted to brazil's top soccer division and there were no big stars, but with each match, the underdogs follow grew. just last week, the chapeco
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club tournament on the continent. >> south america but not just brazil but south america is mourning and grieving this. it's a story that doesn't come along that often and to have it end the way it did is really just horrifically sad. >> reporter: their opponent should now be named south american cup champions in a gesture of solidarity. other brazilian teams have offered to help them rebuild their teamly loaning out their own players. while the global soccer community sent his condolences last night to all of those mourning this tragedy. >> that is just horrible to hear the details of all of that! just terrible. thank you, josh. closing arguments begin today in the murder trial of former south carolina police officer michael slagr who is accused of killing walter scott in a 2015 shooting captured on video by an eyewitness. scott was seen running from a traffic stop in his first detailed public account, slagr
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taser and pointed it at him. >> when mr. scott was coming after me with a taser, i drew my weapon and fired. >> did you see that barrel? coming at me. and i knew i was in trouble so i fired my firearm until the threat was stopped. >> slagr could get 30 years to life, if convicted. a group of tennessee factory workers are celebrating nearly 421 million dollar jackpot win drawing. >> hi to look again because i thought i'm in a dream. my husband this to look. i looked again. so then i had to start calling people. they wouldn't answer their phone! i'm like, get up! >> the coworkers dubbed the tennessee 20 have apparently been trying to win the lottery for eight years. they take home a little shy of $13 million each by tag the cash prize. >> ah! >> i love it when that happens! >> that is great.
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are standing up to north dakota's government and the state's winter weather.
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good morning, everyone. it is 7:26. i'm britt moreno. thanks for joining us. we have breaking news. a highlands ranch mom and her two young sons are missing this morning. they were last seen at bear canyon elementary school. here's a picture from the sc jennifer labor is here with her two boys ages 3 and 5. police went over to her home at about 8:00 last night and that was when she was reported missing. the vehicle she was driving looks like this one. she and her boys were missing in a silver 2011 chrysler van here. the plates are colorado plates, 300 rqq. if you've seen that vehicle
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we've had reports of an accident eastbound along c-470 at i-25, as it goes from c-470 to e-470. that's the ramps we're looking at now. we're not able to spot any trouble along there. that's the good news. good news also, that's our one trouble spot onhighway now. still slowing in the eastbound direction of c-470 past university. that's typical this time and colorado. we have a fire that is working along colfax on the approach to colorado. watch out for that. it's on xenia. couple of side street spots, this one along federal near
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,, ? welcome back to "cbs this morning.? that is a live shot from miami. coming up in this half hour, inside the encampment where thousands of oil pipeline protesters are standing firm. they are facing dakota weather and governor's order to leave and what they are willing to risk to stop this controversial project. >> trump wants to load up the prison at guantanamo bay. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," the facility's commander explains what could change under the trump administration and what won't. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says syrian forces are pressing on in aleppo as attacks kill civilians. artillery fire today killed at
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aleppo. the barrage reportedly hit a housing area for civilians forced out of their homes in the eastern part of the city. video from the syrian army shows government troops advancing. smoke can be seen rising from buildings. the fighting has pushed tens of thousands of residents from their homes. the "los angeles times" says a follow-up on members of the california national guard told to pay back improper bonuses. house and senate negotiators struck a deal as part after defense field. under the agreement the pentagon must prove that soldiers knew they were receiving an impro bonus in order to require repayment. the deal will likely result in the forgiveness of the debts. remember this is a store we first brought out "cbs this morning." the milwaukee journal sentinel reports on a wisconsin judge rejecting a lawsuit calling for a hand recount of the votes in the presidential election. the wisconsin recount is all set to begin tomorrow. the judge says there is no convincing evidence of fraud that would require a hand recount. she is letting local officials
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"the new york times" says fight for 15 organizers hope he urban poor since it started four years ago. north dakota's bismarck tribune reports that anyone delivering supplies to oil fines. the threat comes from the local sheriff's office. thousands of demonstrators are hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm. they are ignoring the governor's mandatory evacuation order. some protesters say they will leave only if the controversial project to area oil through four states is called off. michelle miller is at one of the camps near cannonball, north dakota. >> reporter: temperatures
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windchill of below 13 degrees. although the government has called for the evacuation of everything you see behind me the office says he has no plans for a supply blockade. >> it's snowing then and now. >> reporter: joey bronze said she arrived at the oceti sakowin camp. her cousin nathan and she showed us where they are hunkering down nearly 40-mile-per-hour winds and below freezing temperatures. >> that's how you start a fire. >> reporter: with the help of a wood burning stove. the governor is saying this is a grouse way to live. in these conditions? >> he sure didn't care when it was the same temperature as it is outside when he was fire hosing our people. he didn't care about it then. so why is he caring about it now? >> reporter: so when he says
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>> he has no authority here. >> reporter: and are you going anywhere? >> no. i'm not going anywhere. >> reporter: bison relocated here. >> i quit my job to come up here. >> reporter: you did? >> yeah. i put my whole family at stake here. >> reporter: despite some violent clashes, bison is one of thousands who have stood their ground at the site in recent months. many argue the project is threatening those who rely on the missouriiv is treading on sacred land, a claim the company building the pipeline disputes. energy transfer partner says there are more than 1,100 mile pipeline spanning from north dakota to illinois does not cross the standing rock indian reservation at any point. the pipeline is 92% complete. a remaining portion crosses under the missouri river near the encampment. >> they will not stop our project.
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the company's ceo kelsey warren earlier this month. >> we are not even crossing any native american property. >> reporter: braun argues the land is tribal territory because after treaty more than a century old. >> anyone who says the 1851 treaty is not valid today then they don't believe in the united states constitution and what are they doing calling themselves an american? >> reporter: on tuesday, the white house said that the president is being regularly here, but the press office said it is is not aware of what it calls any impending presidential actions at this point. gayle? >> michelle. easy for me to say sitting in a warm studio but it looks a little better today than yesterday when you were blowing all around in the wind. are you okay? >> reporter: no. the winds are not as high as they were, but the temperatures are about 5 to 6-degree lower. >> oh, gosh. all right, michelle. we feel for you.
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police have put out new information about the apparent kidnapping of a mother of two in california. sherri papini was found on the side of a highway on thanksgiving morning and for three weeks at the time. her husband and police are rejecting social media speculation she was not abducted. mireya villarreal has the latest on this story. >> reporter: good morning. sherri papin three times by investigators including just yesterday, sitting down with her for several hours. they are hoping she can provide vital information on her time in captivity. but investigators also tell me some of the most important clues will come from forensic evidence that could have been left on sherri papini herself. investigators are analyzing the
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this north california highway. >> she was in different clothes than she was reported missing in and the evidence that was covered may containment dna evidence. >> reporter: detectives are now reviewing private security cameras that may have caught papini's abduction and has 20 search warrants cell phones and cell towers. >> the biggest piece of evidence is sherri at this time. >> reporter: here is one of the investigators that keith >> all things have to be investigated and including the restraints she was found in and things like that. >> reporter: in a statement obtained by "people" magazine tuesday, papini's husband revealed his wife's body was covered in multicolored bruises, severe burns and red rashes and chain markings and she was branded and weighed only 87 pounds. he pushed back against those who have questioned her story accusing them of malicious
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>> for the neiay sayers or thos people who think this is a hoax, we don't have that information. >> reporter: talking to her three times, has there ever been a point where her story has changed? >> not to my knowledge. >> reporter: that's essential? >> that is. >> reporter: deputies are looking for two hispanic women that they are considered armed and dangerous. and the sheriff tells me they could be releasing new information about their physical descriptions as early as this afternoon. norah? thank you. it is such a bizarre story. i'm glad she is home. >> very good she is home but you want to know all of the details of this particular case. >> i agree. >> i do. it will be interesting to see. >> i do too. i'm very interested. president obama will probably not fulfill his promise to close guantanamo bay prison. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," we visit the prison for the first time since the election to see some of the potential changes that are ahead.
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? ? ? president obama has worked to shut down the guantanamo bay prison since just after his inauguration. eight years later his promise has not been fulfilled and unlikely the prison will close before his administration ends in january. president-elect trump has different ideas. he wants to put more prisoners in the controversial facility. and only on "cbs this morning," margaret brennan is at the prison in cuba with the debate over its future.
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president-elect trump campaigned on a promise to expand this controversial military prison, even consider putting americans here. that leaves president obama with just weeks to shut it down. the aging guantanamo bay prison is slowly shutting down. four of the original seven camps closed. an entire cell blocks sit empty. the past eight years, 180 detainees have been released. but also president obama congress, guantanamo prison will not be shuttered before he leaves office and his successor has vow to reverse course. >> we are going to load it up with some bad dudes. believe me, we are going toledo it up. >> reporter: admiral peter clark commands the guantanamo bay detention facility. he said there is plenty of room for more detainees but he would refuse to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding which donald trump has considered reviving.
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>> i am confident there will be not torture at guantanamo bay. >> reporter: most of the 60 remaining detainees whose faces we could film lounge in open cell blocks where they eat regularly. 21 cleared to other countries in the coming weeks, despite congressional concern. >> no indication to me we are trying to rush out the door any detainee that is not safe to transfer. >> reporter: lee is the administration's envoy for closing guantanamo bay. he cited the soon to be $2 million per year per detainee and the security risk of keeping it open. >> we have all seen out isil is inspired by guantanamo by putting their prisoners on the marked's accusation in guantanamo type orange uniforms. >> reporter: but there are still detainees too dangerous to release like 9/11 master mind sheikh mohammed.
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mohammed to the prison is a bad idea. >> they will be a magnet to other terrorists to come and try to break them out or just to punish the computes. >> reporter: lee disputes that. >> today there is no evidence of that. we have consistently housed dangerous terrorists in our federal prison system without incident. >> reporter: and with the war on terror entering its 16th year, congressman thornbury says the should, once again, sta terrorists. >> thank you, margaret brennan, reporting from guantanamo bay. >> that is outstanding to here that $10 million per -- no, per detainee per year. incredible. >> a very big number. the search for life on another planet yields amazing new images. that is ahead. first, it's time to check
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? ? it is wednesday, november 30th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning.? more real news ahead, including former defense secretary robert gates. the long time critic of president-elect trump is in studio 57 for his fi our "issues that matter" series looks at the challenges the trump administration faces around the world. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. still thousands without power across alabama after that powerful storm system pounded the state. >> 150 homes and businesses have been destroyed. many of them look like this place here. leveled by the flames.
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15th to explain how he is going to unwind his connections to his business empire. >> during the campaign, donald trump repeatedly expressed a promise to keep american jobs and, for now at least, it looks like he meant what he said. soccer team was supposed to play tonight what would have been the biggest match in its history. instead, today, they are planning a mass funeral. >> although the governor has ordered evacuations, his office says he has no plans for a supply blockade. interviews have been done with sherri papini three times by investigators and they are hoping she can provide vital information on her time in captivity. donald trump tweeted angrily about journalists saying, quote, they will never learn. yeah. which coincidentally is the school motto at trump university. i'm charlie rose with gayle
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dead after a possible tornado tore through a mobile home in northern alabama. it was part of a line of severe storms that roared across the south overnight. video shows homes leveled and debris scattered across the landscape. >> the national weather service says six confirmed tornadoes hit mississippi. possible tornadoes were also reported in tennessee. four children were hurt when a 24-hour daycare center was destroyed. the tennessee fire that devastated communities in the great smoky mountains is being called the worst in a hundred years. the fire killed at least three people and injured more than a dozen others. more than 14,000 people have been evacuated from the gatlinburg area. more than 150 homes and businesses have been destroyed. dozens of hot spots are still burning. the mayor of gatlinburg said the fire spread so fast it was, quote, staggering and people were basically running for their lives. he lost his own home and business of 31 years. president-elect donald trump met for the second time last night with secretary of state candidate mitt romney.
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staff reince priebus. sources tell cbs news mr. trump is still considering former new york mayor rudy giuliani and retired general david petraeus for secretary of state. the president-elect tweeted this morning that he will have a news conference on december 15th to explain exactly how he'll unwind his connections to his businesses. he said he feels that it's visually important, his words, transition officials tell our major garrett this has been in the works for days and say it will take a while because many details have to be disclosed a the process will not include any disclosure of mr. trump's tax returns. i think there are still a number of questions whether this will be a blind trust, whether he will liquidate his assets as the "wall street journal" has called for and a lot still to be learned, despite this tweet. house minority leader nancy pelosi expects to fight off a leadership challenge this morning. the former speaker of the house has led democrats in that
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nancy cordes spoke to ryan. >> reporter: what is the mistake she is making that you would fix? >> we are not talking enough about economics. we have been slicing the electorate up who is white and black and gay and when you slice that up no juice to that campaign and no excitement. we need to talk about things that unite everyone and what unites everyone they want more economic security, they want higher wages, they want a secure pension and they want to send their kids to school and not have to work 80 to 90 hours a week where they miss the softball game or the baseball game or the school play. those are the kind of economic issues we really need to talk about because they cut across all of those demographics. >> pelosi says she has support from more than two-thirds of the caucus. in a letter, 50 of the 65 female house demorats who support pelosi say the party needs her strategic, battle-tested
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the nfl suspended a buffalo bills player for using medical marijuana as a treatment for his crohn's disease. he received a second suspension yesterday and the ten game punishment will stretch into next season. despite states legalizing medical marijuana it's still a banned substance in the nfl. dana jacobson spoke to one player who is pushing for a change in the league. >> reporter: cbd is a compound comes from the marijuana plant and contains so little thc, the psycho active component of pot. its manufacturers claim it technically doesn't qualify as marijuana under federal law and helped control seizures among some children with epilepsy but we don't know if it can protect athlete's brains from traumatic injury. one nfl player told us, though, he would like to find out. >> i started playing football when i was 7.
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>> reporter: 20 years of hits like this. it's how tennessee titans linebacker derek morgan earns his living but he would like to prevent those hits in the future. >> i love the game, don't get me wrong, but we didn't know at the time what the inherent risks were. >> reporter: doctors have linked the chronic brain degeneration disease known as cte to repeated head trauma. morgan is following reports that a compound extracted from the marijuana plant may be able to help. what about what you were learning said to you this may be viable option? >> for me it was the nerve protectant qualities of it. it's not about getting stoned or about guys getting high and abusing it, it's about the medicine behind it. >> reporter: morgan is the only active player publicly calling on the nfl to look into the benefits of the compound and he
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taking cbd oil last year to deal with nagging headaches. >> i was open to anything at that time. once i tried it and consistent on cbd, i realized this stuff works. >> reporter: he claims it helps him avoid using traditional painkillers and insists the nfl should look into this if it cares about the safety of its players. >> it's a no-brainer. an awful way to say this. it's a no-brainer. save the brain, you save the game. >> reporter: have you been using it? >> no. it's too much of a risk with regards to our substance abuse policy that we don't know how it's going to show up on a test. >> reporter: in a statement, the nfl said its top priority is the health and safety of our players but that medical experts have not recommended making a change or revisiting our collectively-bargained policy and approach related to marijuana. any change to the league's drug policy would require a revision to the collective bargaining agreement with the nfl
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georgia tollis said it's important to take a methodical approach to the issue. >> i don't think we can get ahead of the scientific community on this. >> reporter: but the scientific community hasn't gotten far. where are you in the process of research right now? >> at the very beginning, unfortunately. >> reporter: ryan vandry studies the effects of marijuana at johns hopkins university and collecting surveys from other players to see how the athletes deal with pain. he says we have a lot to learn about the long term impact of medical cannabis. >> it may be beneficial for a number of these conditions but it may also be harmful and we don't have a good enough understanding and not enough data for us to be able to predict for any one person, is it going to be more helpful than harmful? >> reporter: and how you study the impact of a drug on nfl players when they aren't allowed to use it? that is the quandary for
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in regards to medical marijuana? >> the nfl prioritizes player health and safety bt when you prioritize player health and safety and you proclaim that is one of your initiatives, you have to look at everything out there and cannabis has been something that is showing promising results. >> reporter: the nfl players association has formed a committee to study alternative forms of pain management. morgan is planning to serve on that committee but, for now, there is no clear time line on if or even when cbd or any form of marijuana might become an acceptable option to protect nfl players' brains and also deal with pain management. >> sounds like a big old catch 22. >> it is. first of all, the idea of the stigma behind marijuana and does the nfl want to get out in front of it. we heard in the piece they need more research on both sides. but the researchers say we have
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in this but they can't participate in it because it's a banned substance in the nfl. >> it's legal in most places. >> half the teams in the nfl have medical or recreational marijuana legal in their states. president-elect trump faced blistering criticism in the campaign from former defense secretary robert gates. today, bob gates is here and hi trump administration will deal with some of the biggest national security challenges facing the united states. first, it's time to check
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ahead, changing weather in africa is threatening the survival of the last gorillas in the mist. >> i'm mark phillips in a park
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? fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world and their fight for survival is getting harder. in our continuing series "the climate diaries" mark phillips went to the mountains of rwanda to see what is ptting these endangered animals in harm >> reporter: it's a long way from washington to the volcano's national park in rwanda but what happens there is becoming a matter of life and death here. the mountain gorillas, the famous gorillas in the mist, all 880 of them live on these slopes. they may know nothing about far
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but do have a sense something is happening and it's not good. it used to be that the bamboo chutes that make up the major part of their diet popped up like clockwork when the rains came. but the rains were late this year, and so is the bamboo. these gorillas will run on just about anything vegetarian. but the production of other food stuffs, leaves and berries, has been altered too. the apes are having to roam up and down from about 5 to me they are good at it. but climate change is affecting their environment in ways they may not be able to handle. these guys are the 800 pound gorillas in the room but weigh in 400 pounds and not the control of events but the potential victims of them. ? >> reporter: the gorillas'
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neighbors -- people. because the changing rain patterns have made the water supply in the valleys less reliable, local villagers are going into gorilla country where they are not supposed to go to bring that good mountain water home. animal rights groups have been trying to get people to build catchment tanks to collect rain water for a nonrainy day. but when the water runs out, you've got to get it somewhere. in any event, this park ranger says the people are after more than water. >> that kind of change in drought. >> reporter: a drought? >> yes, drought. the harvest will be affected and the people are come here to the habitat which is for gorillas. >> reporter: when the people are low on food they come into the park looking for food?
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uphill toward the supposed gorilla sanctuary. the more people, the more pressure on the animals. david greer, who runs the great apes program for the world wildlife fund, says people entering the park bring disease with them, along with other dangers. >> they have to enter the park to get to access to this clean water. in the meantime, they might want to set a snare for catching an antelope for food or something. >> reporter: an antelope? yes. that they step into? >> that is the direct consequence of that act. >> reporter: that's what happened to this gorilla, filmed by a "60 minutes" team a few months ago. the snare was removed by one of the vets whose work has actually helped the ape population increase lately. but 880 is still a small number. the mountain gorilla is already listed as critically endangered and the heat and the people and
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them. once another large but vulnerable beast, the polar bear was the animal for climate change, it's got company. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark flips in volcano's national park, rwanda. >> wow. >> i'm glad he is okay. got very close to the gorillas. >> he did, indeed. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas at the white house. ahead, first lady michelle obama shows the last holiday decorations of her family's eight years there. let's just say it involves legos and very cool. you're watching "cbs this morning." morning." week at toys"r"us, yber and people are saving big storewide and online! get 50% off awesome toys like me! it's cyber week at toys"r"us! save big on thousands of toys kids want, online and in store! toys"r"us ...awwwesome! manolo! you're so cold, come in! what's wrong?
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? well, the white house is ready for the holiday season. first lady michelle obama invited military families yesterday to be the first to see this year's decorations. they include giant replicas of presidential pups beau and sunny. the dining room and the christmas tree and ornaments donated from people across the country and service members overseas. beautifully done. >> i know. you look at that and say i better get busy. it always looks nice this time of the year. maher shal la --
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f0 hi, good morning, everyone. it's 8:25. i'm britt moreno. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. the boss is in denver. bruce springsteen is signing his new book at the tattered cover on colfax toda of freedom for his music. he decided to write an auto biography after playing the super bowl half time show. he said the experience was so exhilarating he had to write about it. tattered cover's owner made an endearing plea to get him to the store. >> bruce, we got to get you to come to tattered cover. i thought what i would do is
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store with some musical accompaniment. ? come to tattered cover, bruce. >> the special neat and greet -- meet and greet today is for those able to scoop up the $32 ticket. joel, i imagine traffic will be pretty bad. indeed. i'm still trying to process what we just watched there. this is from our cdot camera, i- had an event on the eastbound and westbound direction. those have been cleared out of the way. still delays in the eastbound direction. couple of side street accidents. big accident now northbound along i-25, it's as you get to hampden.
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good morning, everybody. welcome back. it is cold outside. temperatures are in the 20s. of course it's the final day of november, so we have to expect chilly temperatures. we've been near normal here this morning. it's cold state-wide. single digit and teens throughout the colorado high country this morning, both above and below zero. minus 6 in gunnison. greeley at 19 and fort collins now is at 21. our cbs4 weather watcr reporting 11 down there this morning. doppler 4000 showing a few clouds in the northern mountains. could be light snow along and north of i-70. everybody else will enjoy sunshine and it will feel a little warmer with less wind today.
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"moonlight." ahead how hollywood was part of his career plans and why the movie is already the talk of oscar buzz. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe.
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$10 million of its black friday sales and fulfills a pledge made last week. the money will go to environmental nonprofits. online spending surged over thanksgiving weekend and cyber monday set an internet sales record of nearly $3.5 billion. "the washington post" says the army is in a hockey fight. the nhl's new team in las vegas is calling itself the golden knights. but that is also the name of a decade old army parachuting team. army lawyers are looking into the case. "the new york times" reports on obama's latest visit to walter reed. probably his final trip there as president of the united states. yesterday, mr. obama met 13 soldiers and awarded 12 purple hearts. his aides say that the president rarely talks about his trips to walter reed but they have deeply
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are the election behind us, we continue our series "issues that matter." to explore the challenges facing our country. this morning, we are looking at national security with former defense secretary robert gates. >> in september, gates voiced serious concerns about donald trump in a "wall street journal" opinion piece. he wrote on at least on national security i believe mr. trump is beyond repair and gates added he is unqualified and unfit to be commander in chief. secretary gates joins us for his election. >> thank you. >> how have you seen him now as we have looked at him as president-elect? >> i wrote that op-ed based on the statements that had been made in the campaign about our allies, about nato, about nuclear weapons, japan and korea, about china, russia, about our troops, about our generals. and i must say i think that, based on what i've seen since the election on these issues,
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to him as well? >> and i know a lot of people that he is talking to. i've talked to a lot of them and i have encouraged them to serve. it's critical for us now that he is president-elect, for him to be successful as president, especially in national security. it's important for us all. i think anybody who can do anything to help should do it and those who want to stand on the sidelines, i would urge them to reconsider. >> what have you seen that is encouraging to you? >> well, i thin i think that some of the people that he is talking to for senior jobs, i find very encouraging. they are very solid people. i don't want to jinx anybody's chances but, for example, general mattis, if he were to become secretary of defense, he would be the first senior military officer, retired military officer to play that role since george marshall. >> right after world war ii.
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i would ordinarily have concerns about civilian military relationships and civilian control and so on, but not with jim mattis. jim has a deep sense of history, he's got a great strategic mind, and folks in uniform love him. i think he would be a great choice. >> u.s. law actually prohibits a member of a commissioned officer from serving as secretary of defense within seven years. so how would president-elect trump get around that? >> the congress can pass a waiver and i think were -- if he had the strong support as he appears to of john mccain, the chairman of the senate armed services committee, i think -- i think getting that waiver would probably be more of a formality than a problem. >> great to have you here because you've served seven presidents. >> eight. >> eight, excuse me, yes. democrats and republicans. you have seen how both parties work in this situation. there is a general as a national security adviser. potentially a general at
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petraeus is chosen, as secretary of state. is that too many generals? >> well, i think it would be very difficult to have former generals as both secretary of state and secretary of defense, and, you know, the president will, obviously, have to make his own choices. but i think -- i think that is probably too much military influence in the decision making process. and worked closely with general petrae petraeus, with general mattis. general kelly is being mentioned for possible positions. i think all three of them are amazing, terrific people. but i think it would be -- i think it would be awkward to have military officer as both secretary of state and secretary
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president-elect's approach and strategy and policy towards russia? >> i think the president has to thread the needle between trying to break the downward spiral of the relationship with russia that has been going on for the last couple of years and, at the same time, send the message to putin that the united states can't be pushed around. and that we will react and act to protect our think -- i think there does need to be an initiative to try and figure out how we break this spiral. >> have we sent a message we can be pushed around by russia? >> i think that -- i think that what has happened in syria, what has happened in ukraine and i think the outside observers would say the russians have us on our back foot in terms of what to do about their behavior and their activities in these
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russians have us on our back foot? >> well, at a disadvantage, that they have seized the initiative, for example, in syria so if there is an outside power that is call the shots, if you will in syria right now, it's russia, not us. >> and they are pushing in europe as well. >> pushing in europe. these stories about trying to bring about a queue montenegro. >> and the german intelligence chief is concerned they may tamper with the german elections. >> there is the whole internet cyber problem affecting our election. >> right. >> and perhaps the brexit vote in russia. >> can we talk about isis? donald trump has said that he will defeat isis but not yet presented a plan on how to do.
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what needs to be done? >> i think what we are doing now is what we ought to be doing, but we ought to have been doing it two years ago. >> which is? >> and that is very aggressive air campaign, close end advisers helping our partners, the serbs and iraqi security forces and ample use of special forces. i think all of these things together are, as a the right things to be doing. can we be more aggressive in one or other of those? perhaps. but i think the basic outlibs lines we are doing is what he with should be doing. this fight we don't want to put large number of americans back in iraq. >> there has been an increase of american presence on the ground. >> i think we are back up 5,000 or so, somewhere between 5,000
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situation on the ground would you 10,000 and 15,000 and nobody wants to do that. >> before this election, you thought the iran deal was not perfect but my impression is you supported it? >> i thought we could have gotten a better deal, particularly on verification. the administration said we needed any time, anyplace inspection and we didn't get it. >> john brennan talked to the bbc and the british media and basically said it will be a folly for that agreement? >> i think a mistake to tear up the agreement at this point. we would be isolated not the iranians. i think what the new president can do is push back against the iranians in all of the other -- >> the behavior acts? >> their behavior and pulling guns at our helicopters and challenging our ships and they meddling in yemen and syria and having significant troops.
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were not going to allow, that the agreement on nuclear materials would not prohibit us in that region against the iranians. the irony is the ayatollah made it clear they were not going to be inhibited from doing other things in the region. i don't know why the president didn't provide that same kind of pushback. >> it seems to me that on china, on russia, on saying we have to make sure people feel our presence and do not push us around and we are, in fact, going to stand for what we believe in? >> absolutely. but i do think there are lots of ways to do that without sending significant numbers of american troops around the world. i think that the sense that we have been at war for 15 years. we have used the military tool in the national security tool box to the exclusion of almost
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presence and our influence known, not only by the deterrent effect of military strength but then by supplementing it with diplomacy and intelligence activities and i think there has been too much of an emphasis on putting troops on the ground around the world. >> secretary gates, we have to leave it there. it's called "issues that matter." that is why we like having you at the table. thank you. >> thank you. >> music helps "moonlight" actor, maher shal shala ali. he is in the green room.
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? you may know has mare sha la ali from theit of cards." now he stars in a very different role in the new movie "moonlight." he struggles to find his place in the world. he plays a mentor to the little boy. >> rest your head in my hand. relax. i got you. i promise you. i'm not going to let you go. hey, man, i got you. there you go.
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>> "wall street journal" hails "moonlight" as a smamasterpieced sub lime, novelistic work of art. what a cliche, here we go again. you had the same thing you did not want to play a stereotype and he's not. h first reading the script was that he reminded me of a few people i was in close proximity to growing up who were very human who were good fathers and in one case, a good mother. but for so many of these young people growing up in some of these communities, it comes down to opportunities and access, and some people end up turning to that to kind of --
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how to swim. >> yes, yes, yes, yes. and, you know, so what world would you see a drug dealer teaching a boy how to swim? >> that's right. >> our playwright who wrote the source material, rob mccrany, shared the story several times about the drug dealer, the person who this character was based on, teaching him how to ride a bike. and those are the stories, those are the moments that those qualities, those things are some of the things that people need to some of these people. >> as a mother, it was very painful to watch this young boy whose mother was on drugs and he was alone. >> yes. >> except for the character you play kind of mentors him a bit. really painful to see what he went through. bullied at school. >> yes. you know, we definitely touch on persecution and some of these things that make it so much more difficult. struggling with sexuality, so some of these things that make
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people to accept and embrace who they are and live life on their terms. by the end of the film we hope it creates a opening, a short of shaft of light for empathy so when you see other people who you believe that, at first, you can't identify with, that perhaps because of this movie that it would kind of help people see the commonalities of us all. >> did your performance in "h getting this role? >> it sort of helps as a hinderance for me getting this role. i played a character on another project of from a similar role and when she pitched me in the idea of the role, he said he is a little too straight-laced. >> that's why it's called acting! >> yes, it is! >> that's why it's called
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year before "moonlight." >> you were playing three characters in different states 30 days straight. you were worried about them bleeding, overlapping. >> four. >> four characters? sorry. four characters. what do you do to sort of keep everybody separate? >> one of the first things i did i made these play lists that were specific to each character and basically mixed tapes. i felt like everyone is attracted to different music different things and carry ourselves different ways so i made play lists that were similar to each character and helped me zone in on the day and get comfortable and kind of step into the shoes of that character. >> it's a great movie. thank you, mahershala ali.
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f0 three good morning, everyone. it is $855 on this wednesday morning. we have breaking news to update you on. a van like this one has been found on east county line road with multiple people this according to authorities. police cannot tell us for sure if it belongs to a missing highlands ranch mom and her two sons. jennifer labor and her kids, ages 5 and 3 have been missing since yesterday afternoon. this vehicle you're looking at this morning does match the description of labor's 2011 silver chrysler town and country van she was last seen in. labor was last spotted with her two boys yesterday at bear canyon elementary in littleton.
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on cbs4 and join us later at noon for a live report. parents at ponderosa high school have questions after police say a campus security guard sexually assaulted a student. officers arrested 49-year-old gary postal. the reported crime happened monday and he is out on bond now. his next court appearance will be in early january. right now president-elect donald trump says he will leave all his business the presidency. when we'll get the exact details of this plan later on today at noon. joel hillan is tracking the drive. great looking driver out there. still a lot cars on the the roadways now. got the sunshine glare you're fighting as well. several side street accidents. the ones on highway northbound along i-25 as you get to hampden. the earlier accidents at i-70 and kipling have been cleared out of the way. heading into the high country,
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and chain restrictions lifted along the ,, ,,
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