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continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. morning. from t captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, december 21st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." dozens are dead and many more wounded after a massive explosion at a popular fireworks market in mexico. this morning, new video shows survivors scrambling to safety. this morning, authorities are still searching for the terrorist who plowed a truck into a packed christmas market in berlin, killing 12 people. details on the latest leads. with the clock running out on his term, president obama works to seal his energy legacy in a move that could be
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difficult for the next president to undo. and from the stands to center court. a special warriors fan steals xplosions at a fireworks market just outside mexico city. ers were injured and some with severe burns. vendors were to charred mass and
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rubble. nearby homes were damaged. this was the third explosion and fire to tear through that marketplace since 2005. the manufacturer and sell of fireworks is a key part of the local economy. german authorities are hunting for the person responsible for monday night's attack on a berlin christmas market. officials admit that they are not sure if there was one or several attackers. isis says it's responsible for the attack that left 12 dead and 48 injured. charlie d'agata is in berlin with more. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. some of the questions germans are asking today who is this killer or killers, where are these killers, and can they catch these killers before they strike again. german police say they received something like on 500 tips from the public but, strangely, no photo foots or ccct footage of the suspect in considering he
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just rammed a truck into a christmas market packed with members of the public. you would have thought that somebody had some video footage and that is what police have asked for. this is hand on an added urgency after isis claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that one of its kojs of the kalivet was responsible. they don't intend to cry wolf of these matters. during the search, the police had to let go of the only suspect they have, a pakistani asylum seeker. the reason was he was arrested an hour after the attack. it was a person inside the truck, the hijacked truck, the polish driver who had been shot and stabbed. the suspect they had had no blood on him or dna so after a few questions and looking evidence, they had to let him go, so they are at square one. >> charlie, just a quick question before you go. what is german chancellor angela
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merkel saying and how she is handling this situation? >> angela merkel came to visit the christmas area here, the vigil and laid a few flowers. she is very saddened and heartbroken. her political situation is on on the line because she opened up her arms in her country to these asylum seekers and, in her words, she said this would be truly hard to bear if the killer turns out to be an asylum seeker. she knows what she may be dealing with here and knows the rising tensions and anxiety and, of course, the anger if the killer or killers responsible for what happened here at the christmas market turn out to be one of the people that have come into the country, one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have come into germany the past, say, year and a half. >> indeed. she is certainly being criticized by some of her opponents about her immigration policy. charlie d'agata in berlin, thank
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you. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will speak with ali soufan about the berlin attack. as they search for clues in the brazened assassination of russian's ambassador to turkey they are trying to determine if the gunman acted alone or had help. holly williams reports. >> reporter: by the way, andrey karlov body sent home to rush and his wife bowed over by grief. karlov was killed by a 22-year-old turkish police officer apparently in revenge for russian's deadly fls intervention in the deadly conflict. several people have now reportedly been detained as the turk irk authorities investigate. it follows a string of deadly
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bombings in turkey, many of them connected with the syrian war. moscow's air strikes have helped the syrian regime win back the city of aleppo, but the cost has been counted in syrian lives. tens of thousands have been forced to flee. rusch and turkey are on opposite sides in the syrian swcivil war. even a warming between turkey and russia won't stop syria's bloodshed from spilling over its borders. a team of russian investigators has now arrived in turkey. they and the turks want to know whether the assassin acted alone or on behalf of a terrorist organization. holly williams, cbs news, near the turkey/syria border. well, russia and turkey and
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iran officials say they are the west bet for a peace deal. they met yesterday offshore permanently. president trump opposes these actions. today, north legislators meet in a special session to consider repealing the called bathroom law. after the city of charlotte passed a broad anti-discrimination bill. house bill 2 is best known for requiring transgender people to
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use the restroom korcorrespondi to the sex on their birth certificate. fallout from the law has cost the late jobs and millions of dollars in revenue. >> we have lost hundreds and hundreds of meetings and sporting events and concerts. >> on monday, charlotte ttle bit of a silver lining there. coming up on the "morning news." he was right there waiting. singer richard marx is being called a hero for taking down a violent passenger. and caught on police video. the dui arrest of nfl star
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♪ a burst of colors on the ocean floor is revealed by a robotic camera. but these sponges and sea spiders live year-round under a five foot layer of ice. the scene was captured near the shore are antarctica by scientists. singer richard marx is a hero. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" says there was no new evidence of wrongdoing when the investigation of hillary clinton was reopened. newly revealed documents show the fbi got a warrant by telling a judge only that a computer contained messages between mrs. clinton and her top aide.
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clinton supporters say the fbi's revelation two weeks before the election was a fatal blow to her campaign. a "newsweek" writer is getting subpoenaes to find out who sent him a seizure inducing tweet. he hashe epilepsy and suffered convulsions when he opened a tweet yesterday. the message was from someone who disliked his coverage of donald trump. yesterday, the reporter tweeted, folks, if a blind man says you don't like politically, is it okay to direct him toward the edge of a cliff? find some humanity. ac has video from the dui arrest of nfl player michael floyd. officers say they found him asleep at the wheel last week at an intersection. he was cut by arizona after his arrest and picked up by new england. floyd is charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and other traffic counts. "the new york times" reports
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on the stabbing of a czech tennis star during a home invasion. two-time wimbledon champ petra kvitova was wounded in her playing hand yesterday and will not be able to play for at least three months and the suspect is at large. "variety" says singer richard marx helped to subdue an unruly passenger on a korean air jet. richard marx and his wife daisy fuentes posted pictures. marx criticized the flight crew's response but the airline says the problem was handled properly. the philadelphia enquirer says uber charged more than $28,000 for a single ride! the company says the woman and a handful of other customers were overbilled due to a computer glitch. yeah, you think? her bank flagged the charge and blocked the payment. still to come, the familiar voice behind a new personal butler. >> jarvis also helps me get ready in the morning. fresh shirt.
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♪ ♪ merry christmas baby you may not believe in santa claus but then your secret santa isn't the world's richest man. a woms woman's benefactor was bill gates. his personalized gift included matching mittens for her dog. apparently you're supposed to spend at least $20. i think he blew that out of the water. way to make everyone look bad. on the cbs "moneywatch." volkswagen settles its remaining emissions cases and hollywood actor takes on the role of a facebook's butler. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. here on wall street, the dow is flirting with 20,000 mark again. gains by big banks and travel companies pushed stocks higher. volkswagen reached a settlement with u.s. regulators on the last
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80,000 diesel vehicles impacted by the company's emissions cheating scandal. the deal includes the option for buy back for at least 20,000 owners. all owners will also get substantial compensation on top of any repairs. volkswagen previously reached a deal for 475,000 diesel cars. general motors is cutting nearly half the work force at its only plant in detroit. the layoffs take effect in march and affecting 1,300 second-shift workers. this is the third gm plant to eliminate the second shift this year. gm sales are expected to drop this year for the first time since gm's 2009 bankruptcy. russian cyberthieves are cheating advertisers out of as much as $5 million by creating fake internet sites. a russian cyberforgery ring created more than 500,000 fake internet users and 225,000 fake websites to trick advertisers. the advertisers paid for ads that were never watched.
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the fraud began in september and is still going on. actor morgan freeman will be the voice behind facebook's artificial intelligence jarvis. >> good morning, jarvis. >> good morning, mark. it's saturday. so you only have five meetings. >> that is so cool! freeman's voice was picked by popular demand via facebook. freeman is the voice of google navigation app waves. >> morgan freeman is still the voice of god for me, so i know if my phone says it's time to get out of bed, anne-marie, i will not be hitting the snooze button. >> i'm going to download that app with morgan freeman. i had no idea that was an option. >> that's cool. hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, hena. coming up on "cbs this morning," a look at smart technology and concerns over privacy as companies collect information about customers. still ahead, the dancing
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plus, shots fired inside a bay area pawn shop... a man and his dog are dead... and the suspects are on the run. and a chain reaction explosion tears apart a fireworks market in mexico... killing dozens and injuring even more. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's wednesday, december 21st. ,,,,
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. a manhunt is under way in germany for the person or persons responsible for the truck attack on a crowded berlin christmas market. 12 people were killed and 48 others injured monday. a man taken into custody was released and isis says it's responsible for the attack. at least 29 people were killed by a series of explosions at a fireworks market outside mexico city. the market was filled with holiday shoppers. another 72 were injured and it is unclear what set off the original blast. this is the third fire and large explosion at the market since 2005. in washington, d.c. a new
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law would provide among the most generous family lead benefits in the nation. chip reid has details. >> reporter: kristen garrity shakurgy was working at a small d.c. nonprofit two years ago when she became pregnant with her son arum. >> i realized i wouldn't be eligible for any kind of leave. >> reporter: she is a strong supporter of the district of columbia's bill to provide eight weeks of paid leave for parents of a newborn or adopted child. it would be one of the most generous plans in the nation. what is the most important thing in the d.c. paid leave bill to you? >> for me, it's recognizing my value as a mother. >> reporter: employees would receive as much as 90% of their pay, up to $1,000 a week. most of the benefit is aimed at low wage workers and paid for by a payroll tax increase on d.c. businesses. >> this is just a traditional liberal politics where you create programs and you stick the middle class with the bill. >> reporter: the head of the
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d.c. chamber of commerce vincent orange is seeing red. >> the business community can provide that same benefit without raising taxes. in fact, there are a number of business that offer better leave packages. >> reporter: only three states, california, new jersey, and rhode island, have paid leave laws. new york's will take effect in 2018. >> reporter: president-elect trump on the advice of his daughter ivanka, has proposed a federal six-week paid leave law. he wants to pay for it by cutting unidentified waste instead of increasing taxes on business. the mayor bowser has threatened a veto not because she opposes paid leave, but because about two-thirds of the benefits would go to commuters who live in maryland and virginia. chip reid, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," drones are the hottest gifts this christmas. we will show you some high-tech ways drone pilots are prevented from entering restricted
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territory. plus the lucrative business of male hand modeling. how the tech boom is driving demand. and jan crawford sits down with country music duo high valley. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
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i'm michelle griego. makovec in for good morning, it is wednesday, it's december 21. we're looking at the bay bridge now and the beautiful light show. you can see the little waves there. >> it's gorgeous. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm anne makovec in for kenny
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choi. >> i'm michelle griego in for michelle griego. [ laughter ] >> time is 4:30 and it's the first day of winter. >> you mean it wasn't winter already? >> it felt like it! >> i know. it has felt like it. >> the shortest day of the year. officially winter solstice at 2:44 this morning. so we're a couple hours past it. what's funny is today's going to be warmer than what we have seen. [ laughter ] >> so we are warming temperatures up just a little bit. a live look outside this morning partly cloudy skies. it's partly cloudy out there. temperatures in the 40s. 39 though in santa rosa. so more mild than what we have seen lately about some of those freezing temperatures. i'll have your full forecast coming up. but let's check the roads with roqui. >> thank you, julie. we have some roadwork out there. eastbound 980, 11th street to 580, it should be


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