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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm demarco morgan. captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, january 16th, 2018, this is the "cbs morning news". trapped in a house of horrors. a california couple faces charges of starving and chaining their 13 children. four-time olympic gold medalist simone biles says she, too, was a victim of dr. larry nassar, former usa gymnastics doctor. and moments of terror as babies and children are tossed from a burning building. the rescue caught on camera. ♪
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good morning from the cbs 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. a southern california couple is behind bars this morning after police made a horrifying discovery. authorities say they found 12 of their children being held captive, some chained to beds, and starving. the children range in age from 2 to 29 years old. we have the latest. >> reporter: social media posts show one big, happy family. 13 kids with their parents on vacation, often dressed in matching outfits. but investigators say no one could have pictured what was happening inside their perris home. early sunday, a 17-year-old girl escaped from the home and called 911 saying her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive. some bound to their beds with chains and padlocks. >> it's just crazy to think that people are being treated like that so close to you. >> reporter: neighbors are trying to figure out how they
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missed the signs. they say the family had lived here for about three years but didn't come out much. this fall the parents and a few of the kids were seen doing yard work. >> looked like they were having fun, like a regular family. helping people. like kind of assembly line together, grabbing things. and it seemed like they were having fun. >> reporter: neighbors say the kids were pale and shy but didn't seem to be in poor health. investigators say all of the children were dirty and malnourished. at first they didn't even realize the seven oldest were adults between the ages of 18 and 29. jameela adams, a neighbor with experience in the foster care system, says she's never heard of a case like this before. >> to see it's right here, it's heartbreaking. especially as a foster parent. that's what we do. we take care of the kids who can't take care of themselves. to see somebody has their own kids like that, it's hard. >> reporter: according to the california department of education, the home was registered as a private school called sam cassel day school. 57-year-old david turpin listed as the principal.
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he and his wife, 49-year-old louise, face charges of torture and child endangerment. the bail set at $9 million each. the riverside sheriff's department will be holding a press conference tuesday morning. we're hoping we'll learn then exactly what was going on inside this home and how the children are doing now. cbs news, perris, california. under the threat of a possible government shutdown now just days away, president trump and congressional democrats continue to fight over immigration policy. this as mr. trump pushes back against allegations he made a racist remark. we have details from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with an already busy week ahead of them on capitol hill, the presidet used the martin luther king jr. holiday monday to attack democratic senator dick durbin for claiming he used a vulgar term while referring to certain immigrants. the controversy has stalled negotiations on a daca deal. president trump returned to the
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white house last night from his mar-a-lago resort in florida still defensive after allegedly using a vulgar term to describe haiti, el salvador, and some african countries. yesterday he went after democratic senator dick durbin for, in his opinion, blowing immigration talks. the president tweeted in part, "senator dicky durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the daca meeting. deals can't get made when there is no trust." there's internal west wing debate over whether the president said "blank hole" or "blank house," causing discrepancy on why some republican senators deny hearing the president use the specific expletive. >> i don't know that changing the word from "hole" to "house" changes the impact that this has. >> reporter: the controversy has assaulted negotiations to protect daca recipients. children brought here illegalli.
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some say they won't green light a budget if daca isn't resolved. the government could face a shutdown friday. >> the only way to fix a problem in washington is to get a bipartisan solution. and i urge the president to lead us to that bipartisan solution. mr. president, close the deal. >> reporter: the daca program ends in march. if lawmakers don't find a solution, those immigrants could face deportation. senator durbin is urging the white house to help set the record straight and release whatever recording it might have of the meeting. >> thank you very much. ahead on "cbs this morning," john dickerson talks about the reported comment with the secretary of homeland security. the sentencing hearing for former usa gymnastics team doctor larry nassar is set to begin today in michigan. his victims will be allowed to speak in court. nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting gymnasts and possessing child pornography. he's pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault.
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more than 125 women and girls have filed lawsuits against nassar. nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn. he faces up to 125 years in prison. olympic champion simone biles is the latest gymnast to come forward and accuse nassar of sexual abuse. biles, who won four gold medals in the 2016 olympics, joins several other prominent gymnasts who say they were molested by nassar. she tweeted, "i, too, am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by larry nassar. there are many reasons that i have been reluctant to share my story. i now know that it is not my fault." the governor of hawaii promising a false missile alert will not happen again. he delivered a rare address to the state last night, apologizing for the fear, anxiety, and heartache caused by the warning of an inbound ballistic missile saturday. it took nearly 40 minutes to let people know it was a false
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alarm. he said his administration is taking steps to prevent a similar mistake. >> let me be clear, false notifications and waiting for what felt like an eternity will not happen again. you have my promise on this. >> an employee who hit the wrong button twice sending out the false alert has been reassigned to another job. a winter storm bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain could make a dangerous commute for the morning across the south. winter storm warnings have been issued across central and southeastern texas, into northern louisiana, southern arkansas, and kentucky. the wintry mix caused slick roads, school cancelations, and flight delays in texas. the storm is expected to impact the eastern u.s. through today. and one of southern california's busiest highways will remain closed for at least another week after deadly mudslides. thick mud and debris still covers much of the 101 near
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montecito. it's the main coastal route between los angeles and points west and south. more than 500 homes were damaged or destroyed in the mudslides. at least 20 people were killed. the number of people missing fell to three after a 53-year-old transient was found safe along with his dog. coming up on the morning news, hope for net neutrality. we'll tell you who's pushing back against the fcc. spare change at citigroup. an effort to close the pay gap. this is the "cbs morning news." pay gap. this is the "cbs morning news." every six months i'm accident free. and i don't share it with mom! right, mom? righttt. safe driving bonus checks. only from allstate. switching to allstate is worth it. when my smile is bright, i feel ready to shine. some whitening toothpastes only remove surface stains, colgate optic white high impact white is different. it has hydrogen peroxide, to whiten four shades for a visibly whiter smile. trust your smile to colgate optic white.
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babies and children tossed down to them. about a dozen people were injured from the blaze. mostly related to smoke inhalation. there's a push to save net neutrality, and new details about the victim in the casino boat fire. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "tampa bay times" has listed a florida mother as the lone fatality this weekend aboard a casino boat shuttle. carrie dempsey died sunday at an area hospital. she was on the wooden-hulled boat that caught fire. the boat was taking them to an offshore casino in the gulf of mexico. the "washington post" says senate democrats have found 50 votes to restore net neutrality regulations. net neutrality bans telecoms from favoring one site's traffic over another's. the fcc repealed the policy last month. congress can reverse the move within 60 days, but that would take 51 votes in the senate, plus support from house
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ thousands of people lined the streets of santiago, chile, to welcome a visit from pope francis. [ chants ] some people cheered "long live the pope" as he passed by. it's his first visit to chile since becoming the head of the roman catholic church. his reception was subdued compared to that of other countries. some chileans fault the pope for appointing a bishop who some say abused children. nasa scientists are prepared to send a new rover to mars. as chris martinez reports, it plans to dig deep in the search for signs of life.
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>> reporter: nasa's engineers are taking their mars rover to a new level, building a next-generation explorer for a key mission. >> we are seeking signs of ancient life. >> reporter: ken williford is one of the lead scientists with mars 2020. >> these are the actual pieces of flight hardware that will fly to mars. >> reporter: this hardware will deliver a new rover to the red planet with major upgrades like radar that can search for water beneath the planet's surface. and this drill designed to collect samples of solid martian rock. >> this is it here. this is the abrading bit. >> reporter: engineer kyle brown's team is running countless drilling tests on rocks gathered around the world that could be similar to what the rover might encounter. >> it's as close as you can get to the real thing. >> exactly. >> reporter: the rover will drill the samples, then seal the rocks in labeled capsules, leaving them at various sites across the planet. >> this is our goal. nice, intact, two-inch long -- >> reporter: a compact core like
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this could reveal fossils or other signs of life from the planet's past. >> we expect to find rocks that were deposited billions of years ago. around the time when we think life was first beginning to emerge on earth. >> reporter: the rock samples could set up another critical mission called "mars sample return." nasa scientists hoping to one day collect them and remotely rocket them back home for closer inspection here on earth. chris martinez, cbs news, pasadena, california. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll visit florida to show you what's being billed as the first solar-powered town and see how it operates. i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news" h. ." h. ews."
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cbs eye on the community is sponsored by target. >> our top stories this morning a horrifying discovery in southern california. police say they found 12 children being held captive in their parents' house. authorities say they were chained to beds and starving. a 13th child, a 17-year-old girl, had escaped earlier and called 911. the parents are in jail, accused of torture and child endangerme endangerment. and president trump is back in washington this morning. he's now claiming a racist remark he reportedly made was totally misrepresented. the president and congressional democrats are battling over immigration policy, and that could impact whether there's a government shutdown on friday. the governor of hawaii is promising new oversight to prevent another mistaken missile alert. there's also fear that a false
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alarm could lead to an accidental war. jan crawford has been looking into that. first, you duck. and then you cover. >> reporter: for a generation in the cold war, the threat of a nuclear attack was ever present. >> there might not be any grown-ups around when the bomb explodes. then you're on your own. >> reporter: today's warheads are many times more powerful and deadly, and information comes faster than ever, raising the risk of a panicked public and what analysts call "the nightmare scenario." a false alarm that triggers accidental nuclear war. bruce alexander is a national security expert. >> we need to have some sort of authentication system. we have to also look at who's authorized to launch these particular alerts and what particular situations. >> reporter: false alarms are nothing new. in 1971, norad sent this erroneous teletype to thousands of broadcast stations activating the emergency broadcast system
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to announce the united states was under nuclear attack. in 1979, computers at norad headquarters detected what appeared to be a massive soviet missile attack. the u.s. went on high alert, but it was a war game tape that had been mistakenly loaded into norad's computers. officials had only minutes to decide whether the warning was accurate and whether or not to retaliate. >> the overriding concern now is the threat of north korea. in this case, minutes really do matter given the proximity that they have and the ability to respond or prepare for that. >> reporter: in the case of a true emergency, a wireless alert to the public could come from national, state, or local authorities, all of whom are supposed to have had fema training. fema is investigating what happened in order to prevent it from happening again. the current emergency alert system has been in place since
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2012. experts we talked to said better training and more controls can fix these issues, and it's fortunate we know of these problems because of a false alarm instead of a failure during an actual event. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. on "cbs this morning," we will take you to florida to visit what's billed as america's first solar-powered town, and see how it operates. plus, a record-breaking cold snap along the east coast has left turtles and other retiles in comatose states. we'll meet the people who are bringing them back from near death. and actor john lithgow tells us about his new one-man show called "stories by heart." that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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a c-h-p officer is recovering this morning... after a car good morning. right now we're tracking slow speeds. down below 30 mileho

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