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york city, i'm don dahler. captioning funded by cbs york city, i'm don dahler. captioning funded by cbs nlg it's thursday, march 1st, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." hope hicks is out. one of president trump's most trusted aides resigned from the white house. plus, in the wake of the florida school shooting, mr. trump takes a hard stance on guns, stunning the nra and fellow republicans. >> it doesn't make sense that i have to wait until i'm 21 to get a handgun but i can get this weapon at 18. and this. >> we've got an announcement to on the intercom.
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they said an active shooter. >> a georgia school goes on lockdown after police say a teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a gun. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin at the white house where another key staffer has called it quits. this resignation hits close to the president. communications director hope hicks was a valued member of mr. trump's inner circle. advising him on all matters. she abruptly announced her resignation yesterday following capitol hill testimony that raised some eyebrows. margaret brennan has the details. the announcement came a day after she testified before the house intelligence committee, which is investigating the russian interference in the 2016 election. sources say she told the committee her work required her to tell white lies, but she
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never lied about russia. >> she's been with us from day one. >> she has been at mr. trump's side for three years. >> hope hicks is a tremendously talented person. >> but tried to stay out of the spotlight herself. this was one of the rare moments she spoke publicly. >> and thank you, donald trump. >> hicks was thrust into it earlier this month when news of her relationship with staff secretary rob porter became public. porter was forced to resign after his fbi background check revealed domestic abuse allegations against two ex-wives. >> she used to be in my real estate company. >> the former model started her career working for ivanka trump's clothing company and later the trump organization. she was one of the first people the president informed of his intent to run for office. >> i said what do you know about politics. she said absolutely nothing. i said congratulations. you're entering the world of politics. right? she knew nothing. she was there the first day and she was fantastic.
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>> hicks remained loyal to mr. trump throughout some of the rockiest moments on the campaign trail and now works just outside the oval office. the president said i will miss having her by my side. i am sure we will work together again in the future. >> hope hicks is very close to the trump family, so her departure will certainly be felt. she is the fourth communications director to leave the trump white house. this was a job she reluctantly took on off the sudden departure of anthony scaramucci. and it's a challenging job in any administration but particularly this one given that president trump believes he is his own best publicist. margaret brennan, cbs news, the white house. this morning gun control advocates are waiting to see if president trump sticks to his guns. the president bucked his party and called for change in the nation's gun laws. trump backs ideas posed by democrats and are opposed by the
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national rifle association. john schiumo is in new york with more. good morning, john. >> good morning, anne-marie. at one point the president specifically called out his fellow republicans and chastised them for their relationship with the nra. the comments came as students in parkland, florida, made an emotional return to school. shortly after students returned to marjory stoneman douglas high school sat down for class for the first time since the massacre two weeks ago, president trump was talking tough on guns with lawmakers. >> we've got to stop this nonsense. it's time. >> during a bipartisan meeting with congress, the president crossed both party lines and the nra. he called for tighter background checks and rallied to raise the age to buy weapons like the one used in parkland. >> it doesn't make sense. i have to wait until i'm 21 to get a handgun, but i can get this weapon at 18. i don't know. i'm just curious what you did in
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this bill. >> i didn't address it. >> you know why? because you're afraid of the nra. >> an nra spokesperson said, quote, while it made for great tv, the gun control law would make for bad policy. lawmakers on both side os the aisle question whether the president will follow through. >> it crossed everybody's mind. is this the tuesday trump or thursday trump? it's wednesday, so we don't know. we'll see. i hope that he sticks to it. >> i don't know yet whether that was just a performance or whether that's actually the new position of the white house. >> some big box retailers meantime are making changes of their own. dick's sporting goods says it's removing all assault-style guns and high-capacity magazines from stores. dick's and walmart announced they'll no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21. now, president trump says he hopes to have more conversations and a new bill about gun control as soon as possible. today he is scheduled to have another meeting on school safety. anne-marie?
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>> john schiumo in new york. thank you so much, john. ahead on "cbs this morning" jeff flake will discuss the gun law he's proposing. >> as we report, students returned to marjory stoneman douglas high school for the first time since a gunman killed 17 people there in a valentine's day attack. school officials said it was a time for emotional readiness and comfort, not curriculum. more than 3,000 students were met by well-wishers, an army of police, comfort animals, and grief counselors. >> it's like nerve-racking, but at the same time you kind of can't help but feel sad and happy because there's so many people here. >> the freshman building where the shooting took place remained closed. the heavy police presence will remain for the rest of the school year. and we're learning this morning that the georgia teacher under arrest for firing a gun in a classroom had a history of medical issues. jesse davidson teaches social studies at dalton high school.
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about noon yesterday he locked students out of his classroom. presence pal steve bartoo tried to enter. >> he said, don't come in here, i have a gun. at that point i put our school into lockdown immediately. it was shortly after that i heard a gunshot and we were into a threat lockdown at that point. >> police say davidson fired one shot. no one was injured. no motive was issued. they said twice in three years he considered off behavior. once he told police about a murder and another time he was found unresponsive sitting on a curb. the wife of pulse nightclub gunman omar mateen goes on trial today. in june of 2016 mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub killing 49 people. at the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in recent u.s. history. he died in a shoot-out with police. nor salman outlined his plain. signed a 12-page statement
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outlining his plan. she accompanied him and provided a cover plan as he traveled to orlando. the reverend billy graham will be buried tomorrow near his home in charlotte, north carolina. yesterday he lied in honor at the u.s. capitol rotunda. graham died last week at the age of 99. he met with every president since harry truman. >> i think he was a profoundly good man who conveyed simple beliefs, that we can claim kinship with god by asking. >> the house and senate approved a resolution to allow graham to be honored at the capitol. speaker paul ryan said graham changed the course of the world's spiritual health. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, the attorney general pushes back what jeff sessions had to say after the latest round of insults from president trump. and smoke signals. a disturbing report about pregnant women and smoking. this is the "cbs morning news." watch me.
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california is once again bracing for possibly heavy storms. rain, snow, and winds are predicted. a the storm moves south, there's concern of heavy flooding. santa barbara county issued a recommended evacuation order for cities including montecito. a flash flood carried boulders last january destroying hundreds of homes. there's a disturbing finding about pregnant women and smoking and a huge feud between president trump and the attorney general erupts. president trump called attorney general jeff sessions disgraceful. for his handling of surveillance abuse allegations. on twitter the president criticized sessions for suggesting the justice department's inspector general look into whether prosecutors and fbi agents wrongly obtained a warrant to monitor the communications of a trump
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campaign aide. sessions responded saying he will continue to discharge his duties with integrity and honor. the "washington post" says scott blackmun stepped down as chief executive of the u.s. olympic committee. the organization said blackmun resigned for health reasons. he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in january. blackmun was under fire, though, for the way he handled a series of sex abuse scandals, including the case against former gymnastics doctor larry nassar. a study shows more pregnant women are smoking. west virginia had the highest rate of women smoking while pregnant, 25%. california had the lowest, about 1.5%. smoking during pregnancy is linked throw birth weights, birth defects, and premature births.
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"usa today" reports the organization behind the nobel peace prize says president trump's nomination for the award was fake. the head of nobel institute says it appears the nomination they received had been falsified. he refused to reveal who was behind it. the unidentified american identified mr. trump's ideology of peace for the submission. and the "national geographic" reports a 7,000-year-old native burial site was discovered in the water off of florida. they buried them at the site when sea levels were lower. as sea levels rose, they were seen. the remains stayed preserved. a diver found the site in 2016. it was announced yesterday. the discovery is being called unprecedent. still ahead, the perks of being a celebrity. we'll peek inside this year's oscar swag bag and show you the extravagant gifts nominees will be receiving. >> announcer: this portion of the "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil, shameless about vaginal health. "cbs morning news" sponsored
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diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. wall street is happy march is here. february was the worst month for u.s. markets in two years. yesterday was a prime example. dow industrials tumbled 380 points, the s&p 500 fell 30 points, the nasdaq dropped 37 points. the deal would sell spotify's existing stock instead of issuing more shares to raise money. the music streaming service took its first step toward an ipo in a confidential filing. it shows they have 371 million subscribers, nearly twice as many as apple's service, but spotify still isn't profitable. the securities and exchange commission has launched a worldwide investigation into crypto-currency. according to "the wall street journal" subpoenas have been sent out. many violate s.e.c. violations.
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the popularity of crypto-currency like bitcoin has grown dramatically over the last year. >> best buy is shuttering 250 of its stand alone mobile phone stores in this country. the stores opened more than a decade ago when the mobile phone business was growing fast and there were high profit markets. but the electronic consumer chain said running the locations cost more than its larger stores and accounts for only 1% of its total revenue. and the oscars will be handed out this coming sunday, but a few nominees will walk away with a big prize even if it's not the golden statue. swag bags are an oscar tradition. a los angeles marketing company hands it out to nominees in major categories. this year the gifts are worth at least $100,000. included in the bag, a 12-night trip to tanzania for two, edible jewelry, 23andme genetic service, a conflict-free diamond necklace, >> anne-marie. i'd just take that over an oscar. sounds pretty good. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange.
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with less pain, i can do more with my family talk to your doctor today. see if lyrica can help. penalties you could now face for cheating the system. plus... oakland's mayor sounded the alarm about possible ice raids. this morning -- she's facing fierce backlash from the feds. why she says she'd do it again. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ nowhere to run to, baby nowhere to hide ♪ so you've seen your fair share of high-speed car chases on tv. here's something a little different. a slow-speed dog chase. dogs found their way onto a phoenix highway yesterday. it disrupted traffic as police tried to catch them. one of the dogs was captured on the freeway. the other made it to a nearby mobile home park. after about an hour it was also
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caught. the fury friends have been reunited. for people living in rural remote rural communities, it can be difficult or impossible to find health care. community health centers have tried to fill the void but they're also facing an uncertain future. mola lenghi has the story. >> stick out your tongue. >> reporter: basic health services can be difficult for communities to access in rural west virginia. >> how is your sore throat? >> it's good. >> reporter: from checkups to acute care to dental exams, community family care offers services to adults with or without health insurance. this mobile health center visits schools outside charleston, west virginia, providing care, even if their families can't avoid it. >> many of the children would not get the service that they need or the health care they need without our services. >> lawmakers in washington see the value. >> if we didn't have them on the front lines at community health
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centers, the problem would be a lot worse, but the solutions would be a lot more expensive. >> family care depends on approximately $2 million in federal funds and short-term spending deals in washington gives family care ceo martha carter anxiety. >> i'm reluctant to take on any new projects. i certainly can't expand. >> reporter: congress's most recent budget deal provides for more than $7 billion for community health centers, plus $6 billion to combat the opioid crisis. west virginia senator joe manchin said community centers are often the only line of defense in combatting the opioid epidemic. >> we don't have enough centers to help the people who need help. they're asking for it. they're begging for it. >> reporter: and health centers are begging for consistent funding. carter says while the two-year deal is a good start it's hardly a long-term solution. >> i think politics are just in the way here. >> reporter: a financial lifeline for vital resources communities depend on.
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our top stories this morning. president trump says that he will miss having white house communications director hope hicks by his side. hicks resigned yesterday, the day after she testified before the house intelligent committee and said her work for the president required her to tell white lies. she said she never lied about russian interference in the 2016 election. and president trump went against fellow republicans and the nra, pushing for several measures to strengthen gun control. mr. trump advocated for raising the age limit for buying certain weapons. during a white house meeting he chided lawmakers who he said were afraid of the nra.
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there is danger afoot. that's according to a new study. pedestrians are dying in numbers not seen in 25 years. experts say smartphones and legal marijuana may be partly to blame. in states that legalized marijuana pot, deaths spiked. jericka duncan has more. >> reporter: simply walking has gotten more dangerous because of this routine sight. pedestrians cross busy streets, heads down, glued to their cell phones, danger moments away. >> you caught me. >> it's an unfortunate habit. i try not do it while crossing the street. >> reporter: according to a new report, 2017 is projected to have nearly 6,000 deaths due to traffic fatalities, marking a second year in a row in numbers
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not seen in 25 years. pedestrians account for 16% of all traffic deaths compared to 11% just a few years ago. jonathan atkins is with the governor's highway safety association. >> we don't see any sign that the numbers are going to start going back in a safer direction. we're seeing less people killed in vehicles because vehicles are safer. more people are buckling up. but as pedestrians, we don't have any new safety features. >> reporter: the rising trend coincides with legalization of recreational marijuana and growth in smartphone use. >> it's too dangerous. don't do it. if you're walking, the last thing you want to see is a red light and then a car hitting you. >> reporter: new york and four other states each had more than 100 pedestrian deaths in the first month of 2017. but here in new york city, pedestrian deaths have actually decline. that's because of an initiative that focuses on reducing the speed limit as well as stricter enforcement of moving violations. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york.
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coming up on "cbs this morning," a new warning for rideshare passengers after a series of attacks by imposters. what you need to check before you climb into a car. plus, an update on a universal flu vaccine. dr. tara narula went inside a lab where researchers are working on a vaccine that targets all the strains of the flu virus. and only on "cbs this morning," we'll announce the nominees for the 53rd academy of country music awards. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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march first. i'm michelle griego. and i'm anne makovec kenny choi has the morning off. good morning, it's thursday, march 1. it's a wet start to the month. look at that wind out there. you can always tell by the
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flags at the bay bridge toll plaza. wet and windy. >> i'm the farthest from the east bay. >> so you had it the worst. >> i had it the worst. it was tricky. it took me a long time to get here. but i slowed down. >> today is the big day. the wind and rain arrived. here's a look at hi-def doppler doppler. areas of strong precipitation coming down through eldridge and yountville and you can see it rainfall rates about 1.5", an inch per hour so


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