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from the broadcast center, in new york city, captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 26th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." as puerto rico struggles to recover from hurricane maria, questions about the small company awarded a big contract to get the island's power back on has members of congress calling for an investigation. putting up a united front. president trump brushes aside dy divisions within the republican party. >> honestly the republicans are very, very well united. and new screening procedures.
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starting today new additional measures take effect that apply to all flights and passengers coming to the u.s. from overseas. 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. the governor of puerto rico says he is reviewing a $300 million no-bid contract awarded to a small montana firm to restore the island's power grid. 75% of the island remains without power more than a month after hurricane maria hit, and members of congress are calling for an investigation into whitefish energy. which relies heavily on subcontractors. nikki battiste is here with more. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. they exchanged bitter words yesterday going back and forth on twitter. then late last night the small energy company stepped banir ana
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reflection of who they are and the important thing is restoring power. both sides had been involved in a twitter battle yesterday after car minkyu lynn cruz said the whitefish contract should be voided. whitefish is two years old, has two employees, and has a handful of ties to the trump administration. in a yahoo! interview, cruz described the company as inadequate and said they lacked due diligence. whitefish on twitter said her comments were displaced. cruz's response, if whitefish's fells that asking for information is misplaced, what are they afraid we will find? whitefish shot back with a threat to leave writing we've got 44 men working on your power lines in your city and more coming. do you want us to send them back or keep working.
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lawmakers want to know how whitefish got the job in the first place. >> my biggest concern is we don't have enough information as to the process that went through that. >> the other question, can whitefish fulfill its end of the deal. >> this appears to be a pretty small company. are they capable of doing the job i think they're being asked? >> politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling for an investigation into the whitefish contract. a federal control board that oversees puerto rico's fi nances, said a former military official will be responsible for speeding up the efforts and coordinating with puerto rico and the federal government. anne-marie? >> nikki battiste here in new york. thanks a lot, nikki. he called tuesday's visit to capitol hill a lovefest. seth lemon has the latest. >> reporter: president trump traveled to texas for a gop fund-raiser. before he left the white house, he brushed aside divisions within his own party.
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>> honestly the republicans are very, very well united. >> none of this is normal. >> reporter: the president's comments come just a day after arizona's senator jeff flake blasted president trump on the floor, citing him as the reason he won't seek releekz next year. >> his poll numbers are terrible. he's done terribly for the great people of arizona, a state that likes donald trump very much. >> reporter: in an op-ed published in the "washington post," flake called on other lawmakers to speak up, writing, we can no longer sit silently, wauting for this train wreck to pass be we do something. >> the longer this goes, the more the behavior becomes normalized and that's a problem. >> reporter: those on capitol hill have refused to open fire on president trump. >> i'm still on very good terms with the president.
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>> almighty god. >> reporter: but wednesday the senate chap lain barry black did hail flake's courage. >> lord, provide us with more patriots who will stand for right. >> reporter: the president says the party stands behind his agenda, particularly on issues like tax reform. >> we want tax cuts for the middle class. we want tax cuts for businesses to produce jobs. >> reporter: gop leaders are aiming to pass a tax bill through the house by thanksgiving break. seth lemon, cbs news, capitol hill. ahead on "cbs this morning" we'll talk with republican senator tim scott from south carolina about tax reform and disagreements within the republican party. president trump says it's a disgrace democrats helped pay for research into a investigation on his dossier. the document was put together by a former british spy alleging the kremlin had compromising on mr. trump. he continues to dismiss the document.
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>> it was made up, and i understand they paid a tremendous amount of money, and hillary clinton always denied it. >> the law firm that dem crated both the clinton committee paid a political research group for the services. the dossier is being investigated by robert mueller. we now know the pentagon deployed elite commandos to search for one of the american soldiers killed in the attack. investigators are trying to figure out how or why sergeant la david johnson got separated from other troops. the soldiers were at the end of a jointd mission with nigerian forces when they were attacked on october 4th. when it was realized johnson was missed a question was made to joint chiefs chairman joseph dunford for more u.s. personnel.
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>> at that point knowing we had a missing soldier, we made a decision to make sure that ought of the resources were made available for the recovery. >> it's still unclear, the plan, but they believe an isis offshoot was responsible. new stricter measures applying to all flights into the u.s. take effect today. the new procedures will cover about 2,100 flights a day. they apply to americans and foreigners. travelers can expect detailed inspections of their electronic devices and possible interviews by airline employees. passengers are asked to arrive to the airport three hours before their flight. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, nikki haley, is in congo after she was evacuated from the u.n. camp in south sudan.
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they erupted in a violent demonstration yesterday. after haley left, they discussed it. earlier in the day she met to discuss the long civil war. the civil war occurred years ago. more than 2 million people have fled the country. and investigators to las vegas are looking for a hard drive missing from a computer belonging to gunman stephen paddock. the laptop was found in the hotel room from where paddock fired on a crowd of concertgoers, killing 58 people. there's still no motive for the massacre. the costs related to the shooting are estimated at about $4 million, and they are climbing. >> well, a federal judge ruled the trump administration does not have to resume the cautionary insurance payments for the affordable care act. president trump cut off the payments earlier this month. 18 states and the district of columbia had sued over the cautionary reduction payments. november 1st is the start of the
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signup season for obamacare. and one consulting firm says premiums for the most popular plans will go up on average 34%. the analysts say the market instability is driven in part by the president's decision to end the subsidy payments. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, accusations against a former president . george h.w. bush is issued an apology for alleged groping. and a wild night in the world series has teams making home run history. this is the "cbs morning news." ...and compare medicare health plans. why? because plans change, so can your health needs. so, be open-minded. look at everything-like prescription drug plans... and medicare advantage plans from private insurers. use the tools at or call 1-800-medicare. open to something better? start today. ♪
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to give the astros a two-run lead over the dodgers. they tied with one game apiece. the teams combine for a series record, eight home runs. former president george h.w. bush has issued an apology, and a big announcement on the opioid crisis. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "chicago tribune" says president trump is set to make what he calls a very, very big statement today on the nation's opioid crisis. during the president am campaign, president trump promised to aggressively deal with the opioid problem. last week he said he planned to declare the crisis a national emergency. that would give states the federal funds to fight the crisis. the "washington post" reports the former president george h.w. bush offered a second apology. a second actress accuses him of having groped her. both actresses say he groped them in separate incidents as they spoke with him. after the initial apology, a
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spokesman for the former president says mr. bush had patted women's rear ends in which he intended to be a good-natured manner, and he apologizes to anyone he's offended. the "los angeles times" reports the los angeles kings shooter stephen paddock's brother bruce paddock was arrested yesterday and charged with child pornography. and new orleans "times-picayune" reports on the death of rock and roll legend fats domino. ♪ you made me cry when you said good-bye ain't that a shame ♪ >> domino died yet in louisiana from natural causes. he sold more than 110 million records and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1986. his hits were "ain't that a shame" and "blueberry hill."
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fatszs fats domino was 89 years old. coming up, amazon delivers. we will show you how you can hand over your keys for deliveries. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. i'm karen, i'm a teacher. my psoriatic arthritis caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra can be a sign of existing joint damage that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common, or if you're prone to infections,
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the long awaited secret files on the 1963 assassination of president john f. kennedy are set to be released today. in 1992 congress ordered all records on the investigation into the president's death be opened to the public by october 26th, 2017. president trump says he's allowing the documents to be made public. experts say they don't expect any major new details to be revealed though. and on the "cbs moneywatch," rolling back media ownership rules. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. we'll start with this. president trump says fed chair janet yellen is, quote, terrific, and he was very impressed with her. but in a broadcast interview, mr. trump said he also wants to make a mark on the fed. her term is ending in february. the president trump has announced he'll replace her by the beginning of next month. meanwhile the rising bond
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yield sits stocks lower. the dow tumbled 112 points, the s&p 500 dropped nearly 12 points lower, and the nasdaq dropped 4 points. the fcc says there will be a new rule. the rule was placed in 1975. it was intended to support diverse voices. broadcasters say it's hurt them in the face of growing online competition. amazon key, a new service that enables in-home delivery. >> and amazon says it will launch a new service next month that allows delivery drivers to enter your home and leave packages inside. customers need to buy a special smartd door lock for around $250 and a wireless camera aimed at the door. when they arrive, they unlock the door remotely so they can
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place the package inside. when they're done, they can lock the door. customers can watch the delivery later. >> very interesting. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, diane. >> thank you. still ahead, the fate of thousands of wild horses. we will tell you why these horses in the west may no longer be able to roam free. orses in the west may no longer be able to roam free. that's one less ambulance to serve a community. i just don't want to let these people down. excedrin migraine. relief that works as hard as you do. ♪...from far away. but they ♪honly see his wrinkles.♪.. ♪he's gotta play it cool to seal the deal.♪ ♪better find a way to smooth things over.♪ ♪if only harry used some... ♪...bounce, to dry. ♪yeah! ♪he would be a less wrinkly, and winning at life.♪
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the great american west, one that's multiplying by 20% a year. >> just in the last ten years, we've gone from 30,000 to over 70,000. >> what happened? >> within the last three years, we pretty much quit gathering. >> reporter: for decades the bureau of land management rounded up excess horses and placed them in private ranches and feed lots until they ran out of space. now the big fear is that the government will legalize the slaughter of these horses. under president trump's proposed budget the wild horse management program would lose $10 million in funding. the funding plan would also remove language from a 1971 act that would open the door for wholesale destruction. >> they're under attack by our own government. >> reporter: wild horse advocate simone netherlands has dedicated her live for protecting these wild mustangs. >> is there any problem? >> absolutely not. what we have is a discrimination
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problem. >> reporter: across ten states 26.9 million acres of public land are set aside for wild horses. meanwhile there are 155 million acres for livestock. deep in the desert mountains outside milford cattle rancher mark winch says the range is under attack with too many horses devouring the forage. >> we're trucking cattle 150 miles, whereas, in the past we were able to herd them ten miles. >> do you think that's the answer to slaughter the horses? >> what do you do with cats and dogs when there's too many in the city? do you let them run rampant? >> reporter: wild horse advocates want more time to control the wild horse population, but time is running out. a new federal budget could make scenes like this history. meg oliver, cbs news, beaver county, utah. on "cbs this morning," actor shemar moore from the new cbs action series "s.w.a.t." stops
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our top stories this morning, president trump says there's great unity within the republican party and calls his visit to capitol hill nothing but a lovefest. but the critiques by jeff flake and bob corker. flake announced the gop for being complicit in the alarming and dangerous affairs of the president. and there are questions about a $300 million no-bid contract to a small company to repair puerto rico's crippled electrical grid. more than one month since hurricane maria hit, 75% of the
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island is without power. whitefish energy clashed with san juan's mayor after she said the contract should be voided. hurricane maria disrupted production at factories in puerto rico that make critical drugs and medical supplies. as dr. jon lapook reports, hospitals on the u.s. mainland are already seeing shortages. >> this is slated to go to patients for infusion. >> reporter: these small bags of intravenous fluids deliver life-saving medications like antibiotics and chemotherapy. her job at nyu health is to manage supplies, and she's worried. the bags are in short supply. >> we have been practically hand to mouth, counting by the drops how much we have inhouse. it's just really nerve-racking to think about not being able to have those bags available for the patients. >> reporter: her concern is echoed by hospitals and pharmacists around the country. the american hospital association told cbs news the shortage is quickly becoming a crisis and threat to public health. there was already an existing shortage for several years. made worse by facilities being damaged by the hurricanes.
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on top of that, the three major manufacturers usually shut down for maintenance before the end of the year. >> this is the thing that keeps me up at night because i feel that if those shutdowns go on as planned, we could be experiencing unprecedented issues around i.v. solutions. >> meaning what? >> meaning we may be in a situation where we have run out of a lot of those necessary i.v. fluids for the hospital. >> saltwater, sugar solutions. >> that's correct. >> i mean that's meat and potatoes stuff. >> the first thing we do, we use an i.v., we hang an i.v., and that's how we start taking care of you. >> we've been told patient care has not yet been compromised, but it's unclear how long the system can sustain on the lack of resources. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york.
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coming up on "cbs this morning," new developments in the case of a california mother who claims she was kidnapped for three weeks. we'll have details on that. plus an oregon woman is suing three medical professionals. they miss miss red tests leading to a double mastectomy. she talks with carter evans. and we go to san diego where companies face a deadline to build prototypes of president trump's border wall. we'll have a preview. that's it for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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it's thursday, october 26th. i'm kenny choi. this is a live look at coit tower in telegraph hill in the city of san francisco. not lit up in dodger blue because the dodgers lost last night! and, of course, because we live in san francisco. >> we like the dodgers. >> yes. >> it is thursday, good morning, october 26th. i'm kenny choi.
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>> i'm michelle griego. [ laughter ] >> what are you talking about? >> yeah. world series game 2, it was a good game. i was up late last night. >> oh, you watched the whole thing. >> not the whole thing. >> not overtime. tenth inning. >> they had a bunch of home runs and dodgers almost came back. it was a pretty good game. >> it's okay to talk smack about the dodgers. >> yes. [ crosstalk ] >> i want to make sure it's okay. we want to be unbiased but -- [ laughter ] >> yeah. let's talk about the weather right now. we showed you one shot of the coit tower. here's another view of it. it's going to be clear skies again. we are not going to see the marine layer returning until this weekend. so that's good news. another day of heat. 15 degrees above average, hot and dry air. yeah. it's all because of the offshore winds. they have stuck around. so i'll talk more about the temperatures and talk about that cool weekend coming up. jaclyn? >> all right. we are tracking a problem that occurred last night around


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