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next. >> catch us weekday mornings at 4:3 captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, december 22nd, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." commandos launch overnight raids in the international manhunt for the berlin truck attack suspect. officials now say americans are among the injure. >> a drug company is accused of driving doctors to prescribe opioid pain medicine. the alleged conspiracy that highlights america's painkiller addiction epidemic. >> a holiday rush is hammering online retailers and shipping companies like never before. we will take you inside the mad dash to get all of the christmas packages delivered on time. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds.
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the amount of information they had on buildithis make any difference is extraordinarily and have him go and drop off the radar. >> the manhunt widens to the ber hin attacker. >> he is likely to be armed and dangerous. >> aattack on humanity is what it is. >> the president-elect sat down with the ceos of boeing and lockheed martin but he is criticized for going overbudget on defense contracts. >> we are going to get it done for less than that. and we are committed to working together to make sure that happens. >> the death toll has now climbed following that fireworks disaster in mexico. many are still fighting that their lives at local hospitals. >> uber is pulling its self-driving cars off california roads. the state has revoked registrations for all of those self-driving vehicles. >> i cannot believe it. >> a popular youtube star known for playing pranks claimed he was kicked off a delta flight for speaking arabic. >> this is not a frank.
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no prank at all. >> not even the queen of england can avoid a common cold. >> a natural gas leak caused a massive explosion in columbus, ohio. several homes and businesses were damaged. >> all that. >> a zamboni in a drive-through is pretty much what you'll see all day long. >> a poor snowman had his head knocked off in a playoff romp with a giant panda >> and all that matters. >> one hit the christmas jackpot and got bill gates as her secret santa! >> she is now enjoying her christmas gift. the country of belgium! >> on "cbs this morning." vice president joe biden will reportedly work at the university of pennsylvania once he leaves office. apparently, they had an opening for cool r.a.! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places! ♪
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welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose and gayle king are enjoying time off and anthony mason and alex wagner from "cbs this morning: saturday" are here. good to have you here. in germany, the country now says two americans were among the injured when a trauk rammed into a christmas market in berlin, killing 12 people. the search for a suspect in monday's attack has now spread across europe. the suspect anis amri put on a no fly list months ago. >> he is on the run and his family is asking him to vend. charlie d'agata is at the scene of the attack in berlin where the christmas market has now reopened. >> reporter: they have reopened parts of the christmas market as you can see. i can't say there has been a resumption of christmas festivities. the mood is somber.
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richard ramirez, 62, still in the hospital and treated in the intensive care unit and thought his partner german national did not survive the attack. the second russell schultz from austin treated and released what he said were minor injuries but he said he lost two friends. meanwhile, the manhunt is under way for the person thought to be responsible for all of this heart ache and damage. armed forces in berlin and far beyond went on the hunt for their new target and anyone who may have been providing him with help or support. as it turns out, the face of germany's prime suspect was also a familiar one to german authorities. the europe wide alert names him as anis amri a tunisian national and then six false names and said he is armed and dangerous. video posted online is one of the few moving images of the suspect. here is what we do know. he crossed into germany july
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2015. he applied for asylum but rejected in the summer of 2016. he was known to authorities as a possible terror threat and under sfals three months before the attack because of his alleged ties to this man, abu walaaa who was arrested in germany last month sfufed accused of recruit fighters for isis. he had even been in custody after being caught with fake papers. back home in tunisia. amry's brother waleed was shocked about his brother's alleged involvement in the attack. ed if he can see me now, i would tell him, you should not have done this. amri presents a worst case scenario for this government. a failed asylum seeker with connections to isis, an alleged mass murderer and still on the run. raids are continuing here in berlin and along the border
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where amri had been living. it has also been revealed this morning that amri's fingerprints were found in cab of that truck. president-elect donald trump says the they discussed lowering the price of major transaction. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump briefly emerged from his mar-a-lago club and weighed in publicly for the first time since monday's terror attack in berlin. >> it is an attack on humanity and has to be stopped. >> reporter: standing next to his incoming national security adviser mike flynn who has drawn
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comments of being anti-muslim mr. trump was asked about his campaign promise to ban muslims from immigrating to the u.s. and establish a muslim registry. the president-elect said the berlin attack validates his proposals. even before the attack was declared terrorism and isis claimed responsibility, mr. trump released a statement saying the following. but he didn't seem to recognize that statement wednesday. after his security briefing, the president-elect met with defense contractors he previously had criticized. >> i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. >> reporter: earlier this month, he took aim at boeing, claiming the cost of a new air force one was too high. yesterday, the boeing ceo offered assurances about the price tag. >> we are going to get it done for less than that and we are committed to working together to
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make sure that happens. >> reporter: mr. trump had also gone after lockheed martin for the cost of their f-35 fighter jet program. after meeting with the ceo he struck an optimistic tone. >> a little bit of a dance but we are going to get the cost down and get it done beautifully. >> reporter: with the inauguration less than a month away the president-elect has four cabinet positions to fill. today he has named his former campaign manager kellyanne conway to serve as a counselor to him in the white house and, yesterday, he named billionaire investor carl icahn as a special adviser on financial reform. he won't be a government employee, but keeping his day job and he will craft policies that will affect his own businesses. >> julianna, thank you. president vladimir putin is calling for a strong russian arsenal. he said this morning his country needs to reinforce its nuclear strike potential and make sure russian missiles can penetrate any missile defense system.
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the comments come at a time with heightened attention with the u.s. and nato allies. the evacuation eastern of aleppo, syria, will be finished no later than tomorrow. thousands of people are still waiting to get out. the red cross says more than 4,000 fighters left there overnight and it follows weeks of bloody fighting. syrian's army and its allied backed by russia and iran defeated the rebels who controlled eastern aleppo for more than four years. 12 people are still missing after the mexico fireworks explosions. 33 people were killed and dozens were injured outside of the market in mexico city. the investigation is focused on ignored safety measures. at least one of the youngest victims is already in the u.s. for treatment. ben tracy has new details about the scale of the explosions. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. to give you a sense of just how horrific this was, at least ten of the people who died were
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burned so badly they have to be identified by dna. you have families in mexico that are now mourning the dead and the missing. three children who did survive are likely to be transferred to a burn center in texas. mexico's federal attorney general has opened an investigation into the explosions at this fireworks market. authorities now say there were six separate blasts. witnesses reportedly said the explosions went on for more than ten minutes. the eruptions were deafening and smoke clouded the area. some survivors said they were separated from their loved ones in the chaotic attempt to escape. this is a picture of the market before the flare-up. majority of its 300 vendors were selling fireworks. fueling a traditional mexican celebration of the holidays, the blast area is reportedly the size of four football fields.
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forensic investigators have been searching for victims in the charred rubble. at least one young victim was flown from mexico to texas on wednesday, bound for the burn unit at shriners hospital in galvest galveston. now the country is mourning. this lady says she cannot find her niece and her sister even though they have checked all of the homtspitals. the fate of the women is unknown. hard to believe but the third incident at this same fireworks market the last 11 years. the mayor of the town there is calling this a double tragedy. you have the obvious loss of life, but also the loss of this industry which is a really big deal in mexico this time of year and provides a lot of jobs. >> it is hard to believe. ben, thank you. uber self-driving car experiment in california has hit an unmovable road block. the ride hailing giant pulled its fleet off the streets of san francisco. the decision follows a meeting yesterday with lawyers from california's dmv. carter evans shows us the
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concerns about safety and uber's next move. >> reporter: the california dmv revoked the registration of 16 of uber's self-driving cars, saying in a statement, it was determined that the registrations were improperly issued for these vehicles because they were not properly marked as test vehicles. >> should not be operating his driverless vehicle technology on our streets without that permit. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee was referring to uber ceo travis kallenek whose company gordon the week long requests from the city to pull their cars from the road over their failure to obtain proper permits. uber persistently argued their self-driving cars are not fully autonomous because of the presence of a front seat driver and therefore did not need a permit but on wednesday uber caved to state regulators saying in part the following.
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>> they really didn't have a choice. >> reporter: tamara warren is a senior transportation editor for technology network. >> uber made a play that didn't work out in their favor. this technology is very new' we don't know how it's going to play out in a regulatory sense yet. >> reporter: this video shows a uber vehicle running a red light on the day of the program's rollout. uber maintains the car in the video was not part of the program and wasn't carrying passengers. >> i'm a big supporter of driverless technology, but we are going to have a setback if people aren't putting safety as their number one concern. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. lawmakers in north carolina failed to reach an agreement to scrap the state's so-called bathroom bill. the legislature held a special session yesterday to consider repealing the law known as hb2. the deal fell apart last night
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after hours of debate. the controversial measure passed earlier this year, limits protection for transgender people and has cost north carolina millions of dollars in lost business. the state's general assembly isn't scheduled to return until next month. ikea will pay $50 millions to families whose children died when dressers killed on top of them. the world's largest furniture seller voluntarily recalled 29 million dressers in june. at the time, ikea and the consumer product safety commission released this warning about potential hazards. cbs news reached out to ikea for comment but has not heard back. >> so scary. the grandmother of a 3-year-old killed in an apparent road rage shooting is asking the public for help. nearly 100 people content to a candlelight vigil for acen king
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in arkansas last night. he was riding with his grandmother to a department store on saturday when a gunman pulled up behind them. he reportedly honked when the grandmother honked back, the suspect shot into the car. >> but those of you in this neighborhood, i seen that car in this neighborhood before. i can't tell you what house, but it's been on this street. i'm asking that you bring him forth because my baby did not have to die in vain! >> reporter: investigators raised the reward to $40,000 for information leading to the shooter's arrest and conviction. we have new details about what happened before a campus police officer shot a student carrying a knife inside a reno, nevada, high school. police say the 14-year-old student cut a classmate and then chased him through a crowd. the statement said the teen with the knife then advanced at the officer who opened fire. cell phone video captured the incident earlier this month. a lawyer for the student says he had been bullied. the student remains hospitalized. in britain, a royal cold is
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upsetting the queen's christmas plans and raising concerns about her health. officials say queen elizabeth and her husband prince phillip both have, quote, heavy colds that are forced them to stay in london for now. they called off their travel plans yesterday with very little notice. mark phillips is outside of buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. you can't tell by looking at today but a damp and miserable start to the winter here and a cold bug about one that even the gates of bucki ingham palace cat stop. they don't get common colds, they get heavy ones. the flag was still flying over buckingham palace this morning but it shouldn't have been. the royals should be at their country state in the northeast of england where they go every christmas. this is them last year. the family parade there is much as part of the holidays here as christmas trees and carols.
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the queen now drives to church now. for the trip to be even delayed this year, and for health reasons is a cause for worry. >> she famously carries on regardless and this time, apparently, she couldn't carry on? >> i think that is significant, the fact that the queen felt unwell enough to travel and that is all she would have wanted to have done yesterday was stick to her plan. >> reporter: the queen is 90 now. prince phillip is 95 and has had a number health issues over the past years. the famous royal stowism up against the hard years lately. phillips was hospitalized for what is called a bladder infection after the couple stood in the rain for hours at this river pageant a few years ago. he has been rushed to the hospital several times for a series of heart problems and investigative surgery. the couple have announced they will be doing fewer public events but still determined what
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they can and when they can't, the world notices. the queen and prince phillip are robust for their age. prince phillip bragged a couple of weeks ago to a doctor wondering why he didn't have the cold for a few years. the doctor responded maybe because he doesn't take the subway like everybody else. >> they are incredibly. 95 and 90 years old. >> they take the same train on the same day after the holidays every year and when she missed it, everybody was all a flutter. >> they are so spry. when something doesn't happen according to schedule, it is, indeed, global news. >> yes. >> they memorize that train ride in the crown, that new series on netflix which is really well done. today is a huge travel day ahead of the holidays. last night, thousands of frustrated passengers were reportedly stuck on planes or in traffic jams at one of the nation's busiest airports. almost every flight was delayed
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in the afternoon. roads outside the terminals were jammed with estimates that more than 100,000 vehicles passed through. >> wow. >> more flights this year, plus construction and the weather are blamed for the problems. not a good start to the holiday. >> glad i was not there yesterday. a popular youtube prankster says an incident on a flight from london was no joke. >> this is 2016. 2016! look! delta airlines are kicking us out because we spoke a different language. >> delta
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he was so drunk he fell good morning, i'm jan carabao. police are searching for a driver, who turned a philadelphia street into a demolition derby. this is the 4,000 block of ford road in wynfield heights. a driver smashed into five cars, at 2:30 to this morning. eyewitnesses tell us he grabbed his license plate before running off. now to the eyewitness weather forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger. hi there. >> good morning everyone we had a very light round of precipitation rolling through and scattered fashion early this morning. the that is for the most part pulling away and moving out to sea but across cape may atlantic county might find a hint of showers, rolling on through here. not enough to need an umbrella we are done witt. cloud will break but you have
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enough cold air at surface and these outlining suburbs do you may find slickness out there. next couple days starting a mild warming trend, lower 50's on christmas and few days next week. >> good looking seven day forecast, also this morning this is from early on, where 95 has reopened all four lanes opened in northeast philadelphia from cottman and bridge. there are some delays in that area right now, as we go to you, route 30 in downingtown, eastbound at 113 there is an accident blocking both lanes and you have got the shoulder getting by, jan. >> our next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning more on the you tube prankster who said he was kick off a plane for speaking
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♪ wow. dramatic video shows an e-cigarette exploding in a man's pants. the fresno man had just reportedly put his e-cigarette away while the bus driver asked him to stop smoking. moments later you see it burst into flames. the man burned his thigh and hand. in england, newly released surveillance video shows another e-cigarette explosion and this was next to a baby stroller. that man was treated for minor injuries. no one else was hurt. not a laughing matter but you do not want something like that exploding in your pants. >> be careful with your e-cigarettes! >> another consequence of smoking! >> even electronically. >> yes, electronic consequences of smoking!
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a claim of racial bias after a well-known internet prankster is thrown off of a flight. we will see part of the incident captured on video. find out why the airline says the man and a friend were removed. a criminal conspiracy charges against six former pharmaceutical employees. prosecutors say they bribed doctors to prescribe an addictive drughen it wasn't needed. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says new evidence strongly links russia's military with the hacking of the democratic national committee. the cybersecurity form crowd strike says malware used against the dnc was used also by a kremlin intelligence unit against kremlin's army. new york's daily news says unannounced lower flight over
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manhattan was commissioned with the president-elect's security. 911 operators got panicking calls last week when a huge plane appeared. a source tells the daily news the secret service is making plans to rapidly relocate mr. trump in a possible emergency. officials have agreed to warn the city next time. "wall street journal" reports that u.s. carmakers are idling plants for longer than usual this holiday. general motors and ford and chrysler plan to shut down factories up to three weeks in january. typically, they are idle only a week or two. carmakers want to clean out an oversupply of some vehicles. consumers are more interested in suvs because of low gas prices. the "los angeles times" follows the latest wrangling over evidence in robert durst murder case. the 73-year-old real estate heir sat in a wheelchair during yesterday's hearing and pleaded not guilty to killing a friend 16 years ago. durst says he was high on meth when a documentary crew reportedly mumbling that he, quote, killed them all, of
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course. "usa today" reports on a cause of alan thicke's death. his death certificate says he died of a ruptured aorta. no ou no autopsy was performed. he died last week after collapsing while playing hockey with his son. delta is firing back against allegations of racial bias on one of its flights. the flight escorted adam saleh and a friend off one of their flights. they were accused of being disruptive. saleh says they were kicked off because passengers were upset they were speaking arabic. >> reporter: good morning. adam saleh's pranks are well known to his over 2.2 million youtube followers but on wednesday, saleh says the discrimination he faced on board a transatlantic flight was all too real. >> we spoke a different language on the plane and now we are getting kicked out. >> that is insane.
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>> now we are getting kicked off. >> reporter: adam saleh recorded himself on delta flight after had he and his friends were escorted off the plane. he claims he had just finished a phone conversation with his mother when another passenger overheard the two men speaking in arabic. >> when you speak arabic, foreign people, we speak like this. she was like, my god, they need to speak english. i feel so uncomfortable. >> reporter: it was then that saleh said an argument erupted which led to his removal from the flight. >> it turned like a whole chain reaction. 10, 15 people got up saying they need to get off! >> reporter: in a statement, delta said the following. >> they could have had somebody ak him what he said and interpret that. but they didn't do that. they immediately escorted him
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off the plane. >> he stood up and started shouting with his fist in the air shouting something that sounded arabic. for no reason, he sat down and he did it three times till until eventually people said, no, no, not happy with it. >> reporter: saleh has become famous on youtube for prank videos. some where he uses history middle eastern heritage to provoke reactions. in 2014, saleh admitted to having staged a video where nypd officers depicted harassing a pair of muslim teens for an apparent stop and frisk. saleh denies he and his friends put their 50s in the air. he insists this is not a famous prank and saleh and his friends rebooked on another flight and arrived in new york a few hours later. last night, saleh told cbs news he would be speaking to his attorney before deciding whether to take legal action. >> tense time. >> i'm not sure what i think of this story but he is a prankster
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in the past. >> rena, thank you. the minnesota state police just posted a holiday warning for drivers. the alarming video shows an 18-wheeler serving into a ditch and knocking down a sign. after a trooper stopped the truck, the driver literally fell out of the cab. it took him several minutes to stand up and to answer questions. >> the alcohol you drank? >> yep, yep. >> did you have alcohol in the vehicle? >> no. >> no? okay. >> the trooper found two bottles of vodka in the truck. the driver's blood alcohol level was 0.28 and he was convicted of a dwi. he was carrying walmart packages but working for an independent trucker. we have asked walmart for comment but have not gotten a response. >> wow. that is really dangerous! >> former top employees of a drug company are accused of
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♪ ♪ a new criminal case raises questions about how some in the medical community are pushing the use of addictive painkillers. six former executives and managers from arizona based drug maker face conspiracy charges what a federal prosecutor calls a racketeering scheme. investigators say they bribed doctors to prescribe the company's pain medication even when it wasn't necessary. jim axelrod has reported extensively on the opioid
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epidemic. >> the former employees of a drug manufacturer are alleged to have rewarded doctors for prescribing their spray version of the drug fentanyl even when it wasn't medically appropriate. every day in this country, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers. as millions of americans have discovered, it doesn't take much to become addicted and the experts battling this epidemic are focusing on the way the drugs are pretty bad. -- prescribed. >> my body would feel sick. it was like totally like the most horrible flu you ever felt if i didn't take the pill. >> reporter: after an appendix surge 14 years ago that trey laird say he became hooked on opioid painkillers. >> to be able to walk out of the hospital with 90 pills and two refills on that prescription and having 270 pills without ever seeing a doctor in retrospect is pretty ridiculous. >> reporter: for six years he says he wasn't the husband or
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the father he wanted to be. >> the shame and embarrassment and guilt that comes to the fact i don't know how i got here but i don't know how to get out of it. i had no clue how to get out of it. >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention says the united states is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. the agency reports doctors wrote 59 million prescriptions for painkillers in 2012, enough for every american adult. as many as 1 in 4 people currently struggle with addiction after long-term opioid treatments for noncancer pain. >> excessive prescribing for excessive number of conditions that are indram national outside of the standard of care that is driving some of what we are seeing currently. >> reporter: the problem is back in the spotlight, after the arrests of a half dozen former executives and manages at insys thera therapeutics including the ceo.
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>> the drug i brought today you can spray the drug underneath their tongue tongue. >> reporter: three years ago, michael bab ich demonstrated the drug which is delivered through a spray. the medication which the company first sold in 2012 racked up $329 million in sales last year. according to the indictment, the defendants conspired with one another to use bribes and kickbacks for doctors who wrote large numbers of prescriptions, most often for patients who did not have cancer. the scheme allegedly funneled tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to practitioners, including one whom a sales representative boasted in an e-mail, was running a very shady pill mill and only accepts cash. >> that is the exception or the rule? >> that is clearly the exception. there is egregious criminal irking behavior out there but that is the 1% that is giving 99% of the bad name. most of the misprescribing that
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occurs out there, i believe, is actually well-ed and just due to inappropriate lack of additional education. >> the issue did not novel overnight and resolved overnight. >> reporter: she says the drug industry supports changes including the creation of evidence-based guidelines to lay out exactly when opioid painkillers are appropriate and the new formulations to make drugs resistant to certain types of abuse. as for trey laird he has been clean since 2011 and runs a sober living house in connecticut. he suggests he might have been able to prevent his addiction if he was able to ask for more painkillers in person. >> if i need a refill i should have to go back to the doctor and say i'm still filling the pain and have them write a script. i needed to look northbousomeboe
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eye and say i need more pills. >> the lawyer plans to plead not guilty to charges including racketeering and conspiracy. we reached on to the other the defendants did not hear back. insys released a statement saying we continue to cooperate with all relevant authorities in its ongoing investigation and is committed to that. an 11-year-old was home alone when thieves broke in. ahead, how police say this brave girl kept calm and helped them find the suspect. first, it's time to check your local weather.
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>> brave ashley slam she really kept her cool. >> it's crunch time for buying gifts online. we will go online with the people behind the lines at amazon to make the rush to have the packages arrive by christmas. >> i think there might be something of mine in there. >> anthony not done! i can guarantee you that.
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sign then drive event. good morning i'm jim donovan, judgment joe biden could come to our area after he leaves the white house, there are reports that biden will come to the university of pennsylvania, next month. now biden has hinted he is, would like to to his post governmental work at a university, and penn's not commenting but mr. biden's picture is on the the trustees page of the penn's web site. you have it there. here's kate witt forecast. >> forecast is shaping up to be pleasant here in general, certainly to take, we had a little round of very light scattered precipitation, that held through. you can see cloud are breaking for more blue sky at bernville in berks county. thirty-four current temperature there. i expect breeze to pick up with time as well but mild
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forecast in general, at least for standards, normal high 43, expect some showers early on christmas eve and clear skies on christmas itself, pat. >> no snow on christmas, pardon play about that seven day forecast. the here's i95, they have reopened all four lanes, it looks beautiful this morning. little traffic heading toward city but right here where construction was it is gone, it only took almost four years this is i-95 southbound further south the at 43 there is an accident off to the side not affecting anything. also an accident at route 30 eastbound at route 113 so delays there jim. >> next update 8:00 to. coming up this morning how amazon is handling t who will take rush. i'm jim donovan make it a great
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♪ hey! good morning, everybody. it is thursday, december 22nd, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more than real news ahead including president-elect trump taking office with a lower approval rating than his predecessors. "usa today" susan paige is here with a new poll that says half of mr. trump's supporters don't mind if he abandons his campaign promises. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. a manhunt is under way for the person thought to be responsible for all this heartache and damage. >> president-elect donald trump briefly emerged from his mar-a-lago club and weighed in publicly first on monday's terror attack. >> families in mexico are now mourning the dead. three children who did survive are likely to be transferred to a burn center in texas.
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uber self-driving car experiment in california has hit an unmovable road block. the ride hailing giant pulled its fleet off the streets of san francisco. >> in britain, a royal cold is upsetting the queen's christmas plans and raising concerns about her health. the queen and prince phillip are famously robust for their age. prince phillip bragged to a doctor a couple of weeks ago wondering why he hadn't had the flu in 40 years. the doctor responded maybe because he doesn't take the subway like everybody else. >> a lot of celebrities are revealing what gifts they got their loved ones. that is a big trend this year. yeah. yeah. for example, bill clinton gave hillary an at least you won the popular vote coffee mug! ♪ i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason and alex wagner of "cbs this morning: saturday." charlie and gayle are enjoying time off.
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a massive manhunt is spreading across europe for a suspect in the truck attack on a christmas market in berlin, germany. german officials now say two americans were injured in the attack that killed 12 people. one of the americans remains in the hospital. the other has been released. the europe wide alert names the suspect as anis amri a native of tunisia. >> and list six falls names and nationalities. they warn the man is armed and dangerous. german officials say he entered the country seeking asylum in july last year. but his application was rejected. he was supposed to be deported in june but it never happened. amri put on a u.s. no-fly list five months ago. charlie d'agata is in berlin where shoppers are returning to that christmas market. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, they have reopened the marketplace just this morning. this place had been an entire crime scene, is now open for business. this is the exact area where the truck came in, coming down from
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that road and jumping the curb and barreling at this packed marketplace 40 miles per hour andtening stalls in its path. people here are somber and nobody is smiling. the christmas lights are back on but there is no music. this is really just an exercise that the government has been encouraging of defiance and support to mark what happened that night to provide some sort of security it doesn't happen again. and just to pay their respects, and just to give the message that essentially that germany will not be defeated by terrorism. norah? >> charlie, thank you so much. charlie d'agata in berlin. president-elect trump take the oath of office less than a month. a new "usa today" poll shows he has less than 41% approval rating and significantly lower than previous president-elects. the poll also looks at president obama's legacy and who could be a democratic challenger in 2020.
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washington bureau chief susan paige is here. what does it mean trump's approval rating for the honeymoon period a new president has? >> it means he hasn't had the boost we have seen other modern presidents get. even george w. bush, remember that contested election in 2000 had approval rating of 50% or so at this point. donald trump is not viewed favorably even by the people who voted for him. he got 46% of the vote. his favorable rating in our poll is just 41%. 16% of his own voters either don't have a favorable view of him or aren't sure. he clearly has some work to do in convincing americans he is the right person for the job that he has won. >> jobs are a top issue among people in your poll. what do you think president-elect trump's cabinet picks mean about his economic policies at this point? >> we have a lot to learn about that. it's a more establishment, i think, setup of nominations than we thought we might see. he had kind of a populace
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message in his campaign and don't see that in the cabinet picks but see unity among americans who voted for him and didn't keeping jobs in this country and far outdistancing any other concern they had. >> it seems they had ideas on following out on immigration. the president-elect was asked about the berlin attack and seemed to double down on his hardline position about a muslim ban. what do his supporters want in the polling you found? >> even those who voted for him he should do what he needs to do even if it's reversing positions. 39% said we want him to do exactly what he said he was going to do during the campaign. and issues -- >> for intent? >> for intent. immigration issues like lock her up and investigating hillary clinton rank low on the list of concerns each among his own supporters. people are focused on jobs,
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primary. secondarily, on fighting terrorism. >> news this morning about kellyanne conway, the first female campaign manager to have the person elected. she is going to take a job inside the west wing. >> i talked to her about this last week. she said she was coming to washington but thinking on working on the outside group created to push president-elect trump's agenda. but she said it was possible she would be inside. she is interesting. she is a pretty relentless spokesperson and been a very public face for donald trump. and she has pushed back with him at times. remember when mitt romney was being considered for secretary of state? >> yeah. >> she was very public in saying that was going to be a mistake. she told me that donald trump does not mind people who speak up. that is what he likes and that is the position she is going to be in in the white house. >> one interesting thing in your poll regarding president obama's legacy was that the affordable care act came out at his biggest achievement but also his biggest failure. what does that say where we are? >> it says we are pretty
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polarized and the affordable care act which is a promise we think republicans plan to go through with, plan to repeal the affordable care because it's going to continue to really divide this nation for people who support president obama. they think that is the best thing did he in eight years. for people who oppose him, they say it is the worst. >> i've heard interesting in that 90-minute meeting that president obama and president-elect trump had in the oval house and president obama taught donald trump about a lot about the affordable care act that may have changed his mind and doesn't want to embarrass the president in terms of the appeal. >> also the reality that the top five states with the highest enrollment in 2016 were all states that donald trump won. big reporting today from "the new york times" about that. >> republican congress has voted to repeal it over and over again. you know? this is a promise i think that republicans plan to follow through on. >> susan paige, thank you for that interesting and confounding polling.
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online shopping is a convenience for many but a lot of stress on the workers trying to get last-minute holiday packages delivered. online shopping is expected to account for 117 billion dollars of holiday sales this season. don dahler is at an ooms distribution center in new york city for shoppers who are cutting it close, anthony mason. don, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. this is a pretty amazing place. this is an amazon prime now hub. one of these absolute last resort places and trying to get you your packages by december 25th. and as you mentioned, today is pretty much the last day you can order something where you're guaranteed to have santa get it down the chimney in time. ♪ >> reporter: if you've avoided the crowded malls this holiday season by ordering online, you haven't really prevented a headache. you've just transferred it to the folks whose job it is to get your packages delivered by christmas day. >> it's stressful but very
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energetic. we have been preparing all year for this ever since last peak. >> reporter: fedex is expecting to break records this shipping season. a 10% increase over last year and to ensure the blizzard of packages arrives on time, fedex has its eyes on the skies. >> we have got 15 meteorologists, 24/7 around the clock watching the weather worldwide and we are really geared up here. we have contingency plans for everything. >> reporter: u.p.s. is expecting record shipments up 14% to more than 700 million packages. and to make sure santa gets the job done, experts say it takes a lot of extra elves. >> u.p.s. has hired about 95,000 people for the holidays. fedex has hired about 50,000. >> reporter: at the somo apartment complex in miami. >> when a carrier comes with a package, they will come here and enter their code. >> reporter: residents usually use this digital bin system to pick up their packages. but the delivery deluge is
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creating a package pileup. they have seen a 70% increase this week along. >> we have counted the packages we had overflow and we had 198 packages out year. >> in you order online today, amazon prime, target, best buy and walmart all say they can get your package under the tree by the 25th with some even promising next day delivery on the 24th. but if weather conditions get bad, not each rudolph can save the day. >> they shouldn't wait until the day before to order! even if the retailer promises guaranteed delivery next day because they don't have control over it. don't wait until the day before. >> reporter: amazon operates 30 hubs around the country and they are offering two-hour delivery for some items that will get to you by midnight christmas eve. but a little bit of advice here. next year, if you don't want the stress, order it a little
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earlier. >> yeah. >> life saver, don. >> it's that easy. >> i'm counting on that two-hour delivery, don. smart tech toys are among the most popular holiday gifts this year and explains the guest we have at the table right now. there he! consumer top picks including this robot that recognizes your voice. >> it's so cute! >> come here. >> plus, the best devices for your home. >> come here! first, it's time to check your local wea
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forget the air boat. jeff glor walks right into a south florida swamp. >> reporter: what are the biggest things you hear when you take people out into the swamp? >> oh, gosh. am i going to get bit by a gator or a snake? ahead an intimate tour of the florida everglades and how the florida park was nearly lost about a half a century ago. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪
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♪ smart home technology has taken off this year. a recent survey shows the united states leads other countries in the adoption of smart home devices. the number of u.s. homes using the technology is expected to jump from fewer than 5 million
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last year to 24.5 20 2020. dan, good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of cool stuff here and especially in the oregon scientific wireless thermometer. >> smart home space is explosive but not all of these products are actually smart. it's got to make your life easier or safer or more fun. a great example. it's a 40 dollar digital meat thermometer. you stick the probe in and walk away. it will signal to a portable receiver when your roast or turkey hits the perfect temperature. >> so you don't have to open that oven door? >> right. you're not losing the heat. it speaks five languages. a very smart product. $40 is a great value. >> what about the cuisinart steam oven toaster? >> it's having a moment.
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full-sized offenses you're paying $2,000 to $3,000. the steam functionality, we roasted a chicken in 40 minutes and it came out perfect and about half the time that it would spend in a conventional oven. >> all sorts of stuff is happening in the kitchen. what about the den where you listen to the hi-fi? >> right. >> in the parlance of the old. >> a few things. first of all, with the wireless blew tooth speakers one from bose $130. great sound. portable speaker and four colors so maybe one for each member of the family. it gives you about eight hours of play time. >> i have it. it works great. >> what about best smart tv? >> we got a couple of options here. small and large. the smaller from vizio which has become a top brand two or three brands in the country. this is a great value at
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$200. >> you could spend double that so another great value. >> we have a little robot here. >> where did it go? >> it made a friend. >> toy robot is a big holiday gift. this one starts simple. do a few basic commands but the nice thing is it's really a learning toy. comes with five free apps that becomes sort of progressively more sophisticated. by the end your child is learning basic programming and coding. >> does it do anything else just be a toy? >> it doesn't do the laundry. i can see that. >> does it seem a chicken in less than 40 minutes? >> you might trip over it while you're trying to do the laundry according to this promotion commercial. >> it bats its eye at you. that, i like. >> dan, virtual reality do we have time? >> super quick. another red hot holiday gift item. we like the merge. it's 60 to $80 and good value.
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♪ ♪ give it to me i'm worth it ♪ >> people dressed in costumes gathered in madrid to celebrate the largest lottery drawing which is known as el gordo. more than 1,600 tickets won the top prize and each is worth more than $400,000. it began with schoolchildren calling on the prizes. anyone can play and tickets cost about $20. >> i love that. >> i didn't know you spoke spanish. the pope created a social media stir after he was spotted on an impromptu shopping trip. ahead, what the pope bought and why he did it at a rome pharmacy. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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your local news is next. ♪ good morning, i'm jan carabao. the family ovulate singer cristina grimme is suing the concert promoter and foundation that owns venue where she was kill. the 22-year old singing star was from marlton, burlington county. grimme was shot to death last june during a fan meet/greet in orlando. lawsuit alleged that the defendant failed to take adequate security measures to ensure safety of performers and concert goers. now to the eyewitness weather forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger, hi there, katie. >> good morning, everyone. we had batch of precipitation rolling through, for the most part that has since moved out to sea. we will see a little sliver have light snow trying to work in the poconos, carbon monroe county you might see additional snowflakes. we are not talking about
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anything measurable. more than anything it is clouds to break for sunshine and temperatures that exceed expectations for is what normal. we have an eagles game 39 at kick off, more breezy by that point by the way but it looks quiet generally speaking and looking forward i cannot promise totally quiet seven day. mild, but sat the day christmas eve, of course, bringing with it on rain showers primarily first half of the day could start off with freezing rain if it moves in early enough, pat. >> doesn't look like too many issues, thank you. this is columbus boulevard , problems here though, as the two right lanes are blocked because of the water main break so traffic inching by they will close this town at 9:00 they will close the columbus boulevard exit southbound on i-95, so just make net of that. i-95 north at delaware avenue in wilmington right lane block because of an accident, off ramp is compromised, 295 southbound past delaware memorial bridge two left blocked there no major delays just yet in this area. however, jan, over to you.
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♪ that is vice president joe biden enjoying an ice cream cone last night at a philadelphia flyers game. his wife jill can also be seen in the video shot by a nearby season ticket holder. biden's love of ice cream is well known. the team took notice and tweet out a picture and said, thanks for joining us tonight, joe biden. this cone's on us. >> i love soft serve on a cone. this half hour, the vice president's revealing look back in his note to self. he began fighting for change when he stood up to bullies at age 12. we will find out how he carried important advice from his parents through his long career. you don't want to miss this. plus, florida swamp has become one of america's most beautiful national parks. but construction almost ruined
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the everglades decades ago. ahead we visit the park to do an extraordinary ecosystem that is not found anywhere else on the planet. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "wall street journal" says the percentage of young americans living at home hit a high last year. almost 40% of 18 to 34-year-olds lived with parents and other family members. that is the largest percentage in 75 years since just after the end of the great depression. the number has been rising since 2005. trend is driven by high housing costs and people getting married later. "usa today" says pope francis took time out from saving souls to buy shoes. the 80-year-old pontiff picked out an orthopaedic pair on tuesday during a casual visit to a rome on pharmacy. onlookers pulled out their phones to capture the moment. >> can you imagine the pope walking into a cvs? "the washingtonpost" looks at what may be the real reason stores are running out of canned
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whipped cream. a shortage of nitrus oxide. the whipped cream shortage happened after an explosion at one of only five nitrus oxide plants that supply this country and they are owned by just two companies. >> there goes new year's eve! >> it's a wash! our ongoing series of "america the beautiful" celebrates 100 years of the national park service. today, we take you to the everglades. the southern florida swamp is the largest subtropical wilderness in the u.s. jeff glor learned about the park that almost destroyed the natural wonder and out how it survived and the threats to its future. >> reporter: good morning. florida would look a lot different if this never happened. a timeless bond over an ancient place and it proved that a couple of committed souls to change the course of history.
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do people worry about the gators and the snakes? >> well, they do for a while. >> reporter: on a swamp walk in the everglades, clyde butcher, a photographer whose prints have made him famous showed us why this part of florida, this river of grass, full of sun and cyprus, is on special. >> it's a living, breathing organism. this is prime evil. you get out in this and you lose all touch of reality. that is reality out there. there is no road. there is no trails. you just go. >> reporter: no roads. no trails. but it almost wasn't so. >> conservationist fear that the depth core would become a huge commercial operation. >> reporter: in the mid 1960s plans were aggressively underway to build the world's largest airport in south florida and a complex five times as big as the airport in miami. one runway was already built. >> it doesn't make any difference what kind of promise they have made.
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>> reporter: until a bulldog named joe browder got involved. >> if they could just drag this thing out for a while, then eventually they will get everything they want out there any way. >> reporter: browder a former local tv reporter in miami hooked up with nathaniel reed. you had a chemistry that said we need to save this area? >> it's final. this is the beginning of the end. if this goes forward, kiss the keys good-bye. kiss florida good-bye. >> reporter: kiss south florida good-bye? >> kiss south florida good-bye. >> reporter: they talked about the challenges they faced during an interview. >> these are people with a lot of money who invested in a few thousands acres here and there. enormous visions of wealth pouring into their land. if it could only be drained. >> reporter: despite a motorist bounty being put on both of their heads, browder and reed took the fight all the way to
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the oval office. it was a time reed says when politicians on both sides of the aisle were looking to earn their so-called green spurs, including president richard nixon. he cancelled the massive jet port project and its lone runway was limited to training flights. this september, nearly 50 years after the fight, browder died after a sudden illness. >> hi, hi. >> reporter: last month, we met up with his wife louise. her first trip back since her husband's passing and her first time seeing nathaniel reed in years. what is it like for you to be here now, again? >> oh, well. it's beautiful. i feel him everywhere! >> reporter: everybody that i've talked to, so far, says if joe browder weren't around, south florida would look completely different. >> it would. he understood the human ecosystem of coalition building the way he understood the ecosystem of big cyprus in the
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everglades. i mean, he understood the different roles everybody could play. >> reporter: if nat and joe hadn't been around, what would this -- >> we probably would be in a walmart right now. can you imagine being being walmart? gosh, stern. >> reporter: but the struggle to save the everglades didn't end with the fight over the jet port. decade of new damage has slowed the natural flow of water from north to south. in 2000 the senate by a vote of 85-1 passed a 7.8 billion dollar bill to restore the everglades for the next century. but the status of that project remains murky. clyde butcher is pessimistic. he thinks the everglades could be gone in 50 years. nat reed remains hopeful. >> you're in the middle of a totally unique ecosystem found no where else on earth. it's been butchered and drained and diked in and polluted and it's still alive and we have
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every opportunity in your lifetime, not mine, but in your lifetime, of seeing a highly functioning everglade system if the american people say they want it. it's all doable. >> reporter: it just takes willpower? >> it takes willpower and commitment. >> reporter: reversing the existing damage in the everglades will take time and money. by one estimate about $3 billion. and at least 15 years. but this is such a massive project and such a massive area that all of those numbers are difficult to come by. >> if the money has been passed by the florida senate, how come it's not moving forward? >> it was but the projects with the army corps of engineers change. the development changes in florida which means the water that flows down from lake okeechobee changes. >> willpower. >> what reed said, yes. >> it's a natural treasure. jeff, thanks for that. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," we continue to celebrate the 100th anniversary
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of the national park service. john blackstone takes us there. >> all of the things a national park could offer but right in the middle of a city? >> right in the middle of a city. you can sit with the ranger around the camp fire and have s'mores right in the middle of san francisco. that is tomorrow. next, how vice president joe biden has helped to write the history of america. ahead in an emotional "note to self" he explains why working as a public defender and
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♪ joe biden has less than a months left in office serving as our 47th vice president. he was elected to the senate when he was just 29 years old. he spent 45 years of his life working for the united states government, serving the public. in the spring, vice president biden looked back on his remarkable life and career in our ongoing series "note to self." ♪ >> reporter: dear joe. you're only 12. your stutter is debilitating and it embarrasses you and the bullies are vicious. listen to mom when she says, bravery resides in every heart
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and yours is fierce and clear. listen to dad when he says, joey, when you get knocked down, get up! get up! because if you listen, you'll summon the bravery to overcome the stutter and you'll learn to stand up to bullies. you'll learn from dad who moved the family to look for work that a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. it's about your dignity. it's about respect. hi, how are you? joe biden is my name. that is why you'll follow your heart. and serve your community. your state and your country. in tolerance for the abuse of power will drive you to stand up for civil rights. >> dam it, we have favorites in sfrik. the favorites are the people who are being repressed. because you listened, you'll live a life fully consistent with what you were taught by mom and dad and your faith.
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that you should say what you mean and mean what you say. leading by the power of example will define you and, one day, you'll find yourself forging your relationship with the jesuit pope who embodies that universal truth. but you'll also learn early and later in your life that reality has a way of intruding. >> his wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident and his two young sons severely injured. >> for the first time in my life i understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide. >> he was sworn in in the hospital at my bedside. as a single parent, he decided to be there, to put us to bed, to be there when we woke up from a bad dream. >> one day you'll be on top of the world. >> i'm beau biden and joe biden is my dad.
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>> only to be brought down in a flash with the profound loss and a grief that leaves a black hole in your heart, questions of faith in your soul, and anger, anger beyond rage. ♪ >> beau biden passed away from brain cancer. his illness had not been widely publicized. >> reporter: parents never expect to have a child to predecease them. never. that is when you'll have to dig deep and live with what mom taught you. that out of everything terrible that happens, something good will come if you look hard enough. you'll hold on with faith and pure grit. you will be blessed with the love that will anchor you as deeply as your faith. i love you. you're the love of my life and the life of my love.
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your bond with your children and your grandchildren will be your redemption. because of a family grounded in an unconditional love in loyalty and the passage of friends and strangers, you'll get up, you'll keep going, and you'll give back. you realize that countless people have suffered equally or more. >> thank you! >> with much less support. >> you're working today? >> and much less reason to wanting to get back up. but they do. they get up. they keep going. so must you. you'll learn what it means to be an american. there is no quit in america. being there for your family and your friend, serving your country, building real relationships, even with people with whom you vehemently
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disagree. that is america, made up of ordinary people like, you capable of doing extraordinary things. and one day, when you graduate from law school, you'll decide to become a public defender. >> this march will not continue. >> in the midst of the epic struggle for civil rights. you'll be walking the streets on the east side of wilmington much of which has been burned to the ground after your heroes were assassinated. >> dr. martin luther king, the e posle of nonviolence in the civil rights movement has been shot to death in memphis, tennessee. >> forty years later you'll stand on the platform of east wilmington overlooking the east side. wilmington, a nation, will no longer be in flames, but awaiting a new ripple of hope. >> it's been a long time coming. but, tonight, change has come to america.
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>> you'll be waiting for a young black man inspired by the dream of a king, coming from philadelphia to pick you up, take you on 124-mile trip to washington to be sworn in as president and vice president of the united states of america. i, joseph robinette biden deserve to serve. progress is never easy, but always possible. >> i believe in change because i believe in you. >> and things do get better on our march toward a more perfect union. that is the history of the journey of america and, believe it or not, because you listened to mom and dad, you'll help write it. keep the faith, joey. >> he's a great man, the vice
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president. >> yes. >> amazing life. amazing life. >> extraordinary life. >> i heard someone once say you can judge the quality of your life by the quality of the relationships you have. and i think that is sort of a hallmark of the vice president, you know, to have good relationships. he said in that piece are everyone, with everyone. >> on both sides of the aisle he has a lot of people really respect him. >> yes. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ let it go let it go ♪ >> a giant panda conquered this snowman at the toronto zoo but his success did not last long. video shows what happened when the panda scratched and climbed his way up. for a few moments, the panda perched on top and then the bear and the snowman's head tumbled onto the ground but didn't stop
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the panda who climbed back up. ♪ i was on my way to work, the next thing you know, i was on the ground. ♪ the trash truck ran over both my legs. ♪ i had sixteen surgeries. ♪ i don't sleep through the night unless i have my medicine. ♪ my medical bills was piling up. my employer stopped paying me. pond lehocky has put me back together. ♪
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. police are searching for the driver, who turned a philadelphia street into a demolition derby, at least five cars were damaged when driver smashed into them along 4,000 block of ford road in wynfield heights. that was 2:30 this morning. there were no injuries, eyewitnesses say driver grabbed a license plate off his car, before getting away on the foot. here's kate which a look at the today's weather. forecast is one that will be somewhat changing with time here today, jim. we are track a warm push of air moving its way through region to help bring in sleet, earlier, a little bit of light rain and few flurries, but now that the skies are trying to clear out over philadelphia, this shot from the rooftop here we will throw current conditions at the top of it. modest breeze is pick up with
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time becoming westerly. it does feel more chillier anytime wind does blow but only five or 6 degrees get shaved off for that. we are at 36 degrees outside kutztown area middle school, is there a thick cloud deck out that way, you might see a few flurries in the far northwestern suburbs here or straight up snow shower over next hour or so as again, moisture just working its way through but general consensus is that we will end up with sunshine as day goes on and hit upper 40's for next several days. by christmas eve first half, watch for rain showers and it looks all clear right the now for christmas itself, pat. >> we have been telling you about 95 all day to day and it is, opened all four lanes have opened because of construction out of there but thinks something different. roving pothole crew that has since moved past bridge street out of the way but it is causing residual delays, 95 north at bridge street, thinks a look at the map in wilmington. ninety-five northbound at delaware avenue right lane is block, it is causing problems, and all the way down it looks
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like probably five or 6 miles and off ramp closed, right lane blocked big mess in wilmington, jim. thanks, so much pat. that is "eyewitness news" for now join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon. i'm jim donovan. make it the a great day.
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