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captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, may 8th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." russia takes stage on capitol hill. the former acting attorney general is set to testify about russia's attempts the interfere in the u.s. election. emmanuel macron defeats right wing nationalist marine le pen becoming france's youngest president. and escaping a possible death. a 10-year-old fights off an 8-foot alligator. 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. well, the white house is pressing the senate to move quickly on the health care bill passed by the house to replace obamacare, but some senators including republicans are voicing concern, and today on capitol hill the focus will be on russia's interference in the u.s. election and the testimony of former acting attorney general sally yates. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. the hearing comes four months after the senate refused president trump's travel ban. in the meantime the trump administration continues to defend its plan to overhaul obamacare, which faces significant changes in the senate. former acting attorney general sally yates will speak publicly for the first time today, detailing her january warning to the white house about michael flynn's contact with russia's ambassador to the u.s. >> there are so many questions here as to who knew what when,
what was done with this. >> questions could also be raised about whether the trump campaign colluded with russia during last year's election. >> we're going to determine whether there was any or not and where those facts lead us. >> president trump took to twitter sunday to comment on the russian probe writing in part asking when the dems will deal with fake media about russia. hours later he touted the house republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare which now faces a tough bat the senate. >> it's up to the senate if there are improvements to be made to make those improvements. >> the house bill is not going to come before us, the senate is starting from scratch. >> speaking in boston, former president obama made a case for preserving his signature health care law. >> it is my fervent hope that today's members of congress, regardless of party, arealing to look at the facts.
>> among other things is to allow states to opt out of obamacare plans for those with pre-existing conditions. former president obama was in boston to accept the john f. kennedy profile and courage award. yates was set to testify before the house committee back in march when the trump justice department sent a letter to her attorney warning that there was a limit to what she could reveal. former director of national intelligence james clapper is also set to testify today. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will talk to former secretary of state condoleezza rice about the yates testimony. well, president trump's son-in-law gerald kushner is facing new questions.
kushner's sister spent the weekend promoting the family business in china including controversial eb-5 visa. it grants wealthy foreigners a conditional two-year green card after investing a half a billion dollars in u.s. businesses. kushner's lawyer told cbs news he has no business with the family business and has no interest in the family trust. governor greg abbott signed the measure on a facebook livestream last night with no public warning. it lets police ask during routine stops if someone is in the u.s. legally. it alo threatens law officers with jail if they don't cooperate. with federal immigration agents. the law is set to take effect on september 1st. the president-elect of france says a new page has been turned in french politics. 39-year-old emmanuel macron easily defeated his far right poentd marine le pen. he's the first elected from outside the two main political parties since 1958. mark phillips is in paris.
>> reporter: well, an election that was full of anger and scandal and intrigue has in the end produced the expected result. emmanuel macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker and former cabinet minister who has never run for public office before has been elected the next president of france. he does not come from either of the main traditional political parties. french voters rejected the socialist and the conservative republicans in the first round and they rejected the far right marine le pen. the win was decisionive. the vote was around 65-35, but it's unclear how much of the macron vote was for him or just against her. macron called for unity after the vote was announced and promised action on france's problems. the defeated candidate, the well known marine le pen, is a controversial figure from the far right of french politics.
she's anti-immigration from the national front, a party with a history of racism and anti-semitism. she didn't reach the 40% threshold she wanted but is now talking of rebranding her party and will continue to be a force. there was some last-minute drama in this election. a hack into the macron campaign dumped thousands of documents onto the internet. the hack didn't seem to have any outcome.ant effect on the - it was generally thought the hack was in the interest of the le pen campaign, and as in the u.s., there is a suspected russian connection. le pen was a favorite candidate of putin and seemed to have the tacit support of donald trump as well who seemed to think terror attacks in france would be in her favor. all of france's problems, its
unemployment, its stagnant economy, and terrorism, are now his problems. mark phillips, cbs news, paris. north korea says it's die t detained another u.s. citizen, the fourth held by the regime. he's committed of commits unspecified hostile acts against the country. well, the pentagon says ahead of the isis affiliate of afghanistan died last month. he died following an eastern raid cared out by afghan and u.s. forces. laguerre planned the attack last month that killed or wounded more than 100 people. and the suspect in the murder of two boston doctors is recovering in a hospital and is expected to be arraigned today. dr. lina bolanos and dr. friend were found dead in an apartment building friday night.
he opened fire and was wounded by police. police say the victims likely knew their killer and that's how he got into the building. >> it's a very safe area. it's a very safe building. the security's really safe. it's very hard to get into the building, so i was shocked. >> the doctors, both anesthesiologists, were engaged to be married. the weather is expected to clear but floodwaters in many areas have yet to recede. damage estimates for farmers is about $65 million, $21 million for other businesses. 36 counties have been declared disaster areas. and firefighters in southern georgia are battling a massive wildfire that's consumed nearly 130,000 acres in a national wildlife refuge. i's an area on the florida/georgia line and is an area under advisory. one town, st. george, is under
mandatory evacuation. roads are closed and some schools won't open today. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, new protests over old symbols. tempers flair. and an unmanned space plane returns to earth ending a nearly two-year top secret mission. this is the "cbs morning news." architect after a nearly two-year top secret mission. this is the "cbs morning news." i never miss an early morning market. but with my back pain i couldn't sleep or get up in time. then i found aleve pm. the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. and now. i'm back! aleve pm for a better am. "how clean do you feel after going to the bathroom?" (laughter) (laughter) then we asked the experts i feel as clean as a little, white tiny kitten.
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the "dallas news" reports on a lawsuit filed by father of a teenager who was killed by a suburban police officer. the suit claims roy oliver used excessive force when he shot jordan edwards late last month. oliver has been fire and faces a murder charge. "the times-picayune" reports on a showdown over a movement of confederate moderates. supporters and opponents demonstrated yesterday at a statue of robert e. lee. it's one of three statues scheduled for removal. one monument has already been taken down. "the philadelphia inquirer" describes surveillance video that shows the final hours of a penn state fraternity pledge. tim piazza died in february from internal injuries he suffered during a drunken hazing ritual. 18 members of beta beta pi are charged with complicity in his death. the orlando sentinel updates the condition of a 10-year-old girl who was bitten in the leg by an alligator. the gator attacked saturday as she shot in the shallows of a lake.
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fits gives the summer box office a big start. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. this morning stocks in asia finished higher following the results of the french election. stocks on wall street finished last week at record highs. the dow gained 64 points for the week, the s&p finished 15 points higher. the nasdaq added 52 points. the price of oil is higher. u.s. crude gained 65 cents in ea early trading to $46.86 a barrel. there's growing sentiment that opec will extend its production cut when it meets next month. oil jumped 77 cents a barrel last friday. meanwhile friday's strong job reports in this country. they added to aush and the u.s. the u.s. economy add 2d 11,000 jobs.
ton employment rate drops to 4%. that's a level we haven't seen since 2007 before the recession hit. they're urging trump to not pull out of the paris accord. there was a campaign to cancel the 2015 agreement. in a letter released this morning 2014 institutional investors say the mitigation of climate change is essential for safeguarding assessments. combine those investors control that $15 trillion in assets. and "guardians of the galaxy vol. 2" brought an estimated $142 million this weekend. guardians with its cast of intergalactic misfits opened 54% higher than the 2014 original hit. "the fate of the furious" was second at the box office followed by "the boss baby." anne-marie. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you, jill. up next, doctors are finding new ways to deal with infants dependent on opioids.
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addiction, babies born hooked on the drug. kenneth craig reports. >> reporter: this seems like a regular hospital bed for newborns. >> it's very unique. >> reporter: but under the sheets, doctors are testing a new treatment for the tiniest victims of the nation's drug crisis. it's a special mattress that vibrates. >> so when i first heard about this mattress, i'm thinking this mattress is vibrating like this, you can see it. you feel this and it's -- >> -- really gentle. it's like sitting in car going 60 miles an hour in your cadillac, right? >> reporter: liz salisbury is studying whether that light stimulation could help with breathing, heart rate, and irritability in babies born dependent on opioids. a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome. the mother's newborn is part of the study. she didn't want us to show her face but told us to stay off
heroin, she takes methadone, which left the baby. >> there's so much you can do and the baby goes through with draws. >> babies like hers are treated with more drugs including morphine. doctors hope the mattress can reduce the amount of painkillers needed. >> it's not a substitute. we don't actually know when it works, who it works for, if it's going to work for every baby. >> reporter: salisbury says early results of the new study are promising. >> the heart rate is very smooth, the breathing is very smooth. >> reporter: that gives this mother hope as she tries make a fresh start with her daughter. kenneth craig, cbs news, worcester, massachusetts. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," former secretary of state condoleezza rice stops by studio 57 to discuss her new book "democracy: stories from the long road to freedom" and she'll also weigh in on the state of american democracy today. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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our top story this morning former acting attorney general sally yates testifies before the u.s. senate today about russia's attempts to interfere with the election. meanwhile president trump is urging the senate to move quickly on the health care measure passed by the house, but several senators including republicans have been highly critical of the legislation. and 39-year-old centrist emmanuel macron has been elected the new president of france. he easily defeated his right wing opponent marine le pen in yesterday's runoff. macron said he'd heal the divisions exposed by the bitter campaign. helping families with autism and other mental disabilities reduce the stress of air travel. mireya villarreal has the story. >> feel relaxed. i'm relaxed.
i'm ready. she'll party. >> reporter: flying the friendly skies in a blockbuster movie like "bridesmaids" or "wolf of wall street" often means shooting scenes in hollywood. it's the brainchild of this man. >> i decided to open it up. >> reporter: the scene is set for first-time flyers. sammy suffers from autism. loud noises and deviating from schedule triggers it. when mom laura naegele found an opportunity to fly the open skies for autism without going anywhere, she booked it. >> how did he do today? >> i thought he did great. he was a little nervous, but he was okay. >> reporter: about one in eight children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder.
they make the scene as real as possible, and no one is acting here. these are real tsa agents. this is a real united airlines pilot. >> is this your first time flying? >> yeah. >> very cool. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for flying with us today. >> reporter: these are real spirit crew air crew members. >> we have tausche lance. we shake the plane, go up and down and get them really acclimated to that so they won't be surprised when they get on real airplanes. >> are you scared? >> no. >> no? good. >> reporter: so far 800 families have come onboard. for some the experience is difficult, but it also helps parents like john naegele recognize triggers that could help a family with their real trip. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles, california. >> what a great idea. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," hunting for pythons. we are on the front lines as a professional snake hunter goes high tech to combat south
we have to anyway. >> happy monday. did you have a good cinco de mayo. >> i can't remember. it was a long time ago. >> i'm looking ahead to this friday because my son graduates from college. >> just so exciting. my bank is appreciative of it. and my pocketbook. that's what i'm looking ahead to now. no looking back any more. look at this beautiful clear view looking out over the bay bridge. we have clear skies everywhere to the immediate seashore. santa rosa in the 40s. otherwise, in the 50s. there's the satellite and radar which suggests we to have clouds on the approach for the coast. otherwise, later today, we're basking in sunshine. 60s beaches, and 70s around the bay and the peninsula. it feels a bit breezy. and right now, jaclyn