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listings. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: temperatures head south. ltwinter storm coats the sunbelt in ice. >> watch out! >> glor: making travel dangerous. as many get a snow day. also tonight, other schools close for another reason-- an epidemic of the flu. the senate majority leader puts pressure on the president for an immigration deal. >> i'm looking for something that president trump supports. >> glor: a former c.i.a. officer arrested. he may have helped china learn the names of u.s. secret operatives. e b dole gets the nation's a ghest civilian honor. a beach boy has it made in the shade. and the hermit kingdom prepares to launch a cheer offensive. this is the "cbs evening news"
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with jeff glor. >> glor: and this is our western edition. good evening. an ice and snowstorm in the south is now blamed for at least five deaths. the storm is making travel dangerous, if not impossible in places. more than 1,700 flights have been canceled. and it knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. we start tonight with kris van cleave. xa go! >> reporter: from texas to the blrolinas, there are major travel problems across the south and hundreds of crashes as people try to navigate the treacherous roads. at least one county in georgia os taken the unusual step of issuing a mandatory curfew for tonight so people will stay off the roads. >> i don't think i recommend eming out. >> reporter: in louisiana, where a state of emergency was declared today, an eight-month- old baby is dead and a woman was cft in critical condition after
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their vehicle slid off the road into a canal. >> if we can, you know, use this he a lesson, a reminder to stay out of the weather today, stay home with your children. >> reporter: this storm system brought the houston area some of the coldest temperatures seen in decades. the harris county sheriff's office reported almost 600 crashes in the last 24 hours, with one fatality due to ice. traffic conditions were so bad on this houston highway, some ngivers actually started turning around looking for the closest exit. in charlotte, north carolina, where around four inches of snow fell, this car lost an axle. police responded to almost 200 wrecks in that area alone today. in atlanta, where temperatures eevered in the teens all g,rning, two inches of snow fell, and the normally busy lineways were empty. ntt there were long lines at atlanta's airport, not only due to canceled flights, but because t.s.a. workers couldn't make it in. onny schools across the region are closed for the second day in a row. >> the kids like it. the parents, you know, it gets old.
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i-- i've missed a lot of work, too much. ( laughs ) >> reporter: here in greensboro, we've seen at least eight inches of snow fall so far. take a look at this. this is what roads look like nroughout north carolina, a layer of snow and below that ice. g made a treacherous drive from charlotte to greensboro watching vehicles spin out. the state police has responded to more than 1500 crashes today and, jeff, we watched police cars spin out, too. >> glor: scary. kris van cleave, thank you very juch. it is not just the cold that is closing schools. in some cases, it is the flu. here's omar villafranca. >> cough, fever. >> reporter: for the past few days, 13-year-old mauro has been coughing and running a fever. his two sisters at home already have the flu, so his mother, laura garza, brought him to children's health in dallas. >> well, last year they didn't not sick on me or nothing like that, and just this year i guess yeey-- it was their time, i'm guessing, to get the flu. >> reporter: the c.d.c. says
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hou-related hospitalizations nationwide nearly doubled last week. dr. ray tsai says this is one of the worst outbreaks he's seen firsthand. of we're seeing a lot of children with cough, runny nose, high fevers, and they get that muscle ache-- the chills and .ust really feel miserable. >> reporter: all the schools in unnham, texas, are closed until next week after 244 students called in sick. across the border, classes at all the schools in hugo, oklahoma, were shut down. 168 students there have the flu. kayla moore is the school secretary. me it's going to happen. it spreads like wildfire. you can try to protect them as much as you can but sometimes you just can't help it. >> reporter: the flu has already killed at least 20 children this season. in western new york, ten-year- old nico mallozzi was traveling onth his hockey team when he was diagnosed with the flu. the little boy died on his way back home to connecticut.
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dr. tsai says people should protect themselves. >> the more that you're in close quarters with somebody when it's warm-- when it's dry, cold air, the more likely you are to catch the flu. >> reporter: the children's sealth system here in north texas has seen more than 2,100 annfirmed cases of the flu just this season. and, jeff, that number is ypected to go up. >> glor: omar, thank you. the clock is ticking toward a possible government shutdown friday night. the main hang-up is extending protections for immigrants brought to this country illegally as children. chitoday, chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes caught up with the senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell. ow reporter: how is your agreement likely to be different from the deal that was already struck by a bipartisan group of senators? why not use that as a starting point? >> i'm looking for something that president trump supports, and he's not yet indicated what measure he's willing to sign. as soon as we figure out what he is for, then i would be
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s nvinced that we were not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor, but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and, therefore, solve the problem. >> glor: nancy cordes with mitch mcconnell earlier today. cbs news has confirmed that steve bannon, the president's former chief strategist, is cooperating with the special counsel. robert mueller is investigating assian meddling in the 2016 election and whether anyone in the trump campaign was involved. f.b.i. agents visited bannon at his house last week. a former c.i.a. officer is under arrest tonight, accused of mishandling classified information. jeff pegues tells us the suspect may be the key to solving a mystery that has troubled the agency for years. >> reporter: as early as 2010, officials at c.i.a. headquarters in langley, virginia, were concerned about a mole. c.i.a. contacts and informants in china were being killed or imprisoned, and investigators wanted to know why.
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now sources say former c.i.a. case officer jerry chun shing vee may have been leaking information to the chinese. lee worked at the spy agency from 1994 to 2007, and was involved in cases in china. according to court papers, in 2012, f.b.i. agents discovered shat he had handwritten notes containing the true names and phone numbers of assets, covert c.i.a. employees, and c.i.a. facilities. f.b.i. agents found the documents when they served two hotel rooms lee stayed in during a trip to the united states. he was then interviewed five times, but for unknown reasons, ot was not arrested and returned to hong kong. lee, a naturalized u.s. citizen, served in the army before his asme at the c.i.a. >> 55,000. s, reporter: he most recently
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worked at christie's auction house in hong kong. on monday, he flew to j.f.k. airport in new york where he was arrested. >> the way you caught aimes, the way you caught hanson, was in the act of passing information. >> reporter: michael morell impared the lee case to soviet moles to aldrich ames and robert hanssen. >> if the reporting here is true ath regard to the loss of chinese assets and if the reporting is accurate with regard to mr. lee's role in that, and if that was t tentional on his part, then this is the equivalent of ames and hanssen. ha reporter: lee was not charged with espionage but he is accused of illegally having classified information. tonight we were unable to reach a lawyer for lee. jeff. >> glor: jeff pegues, thanks very much. on the senate floor today, arizona republican jeff flake condemned what he called president trump's shameful and repulsive attacks on some in the media. flake said when a figure in power calls news that doesn't suit him "fake news," someone else should be under suspicion.
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>> 2017 was a year which saw the truth objective, empirical, evidence-based truth, more battered and abused than at any time in the history of our country at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government. no politician will ever tell us what the truth is and what it is not. and anyone who presumes to try to attack or manipulate the press for his own purposes should be made to realize his mistake and to be held to account. >> glor: flake says 2018 should be the year in which the truth takes a stand against power. tre first year of the trump administration has brought a sea change to the environmental protection agency. administrator scott pruitt has steered the agency's priorities away from some issues, such as climate change. major garrett sat down with pruitt today. as so we spent past year trying to achieve regulatory certainty, regulatory clarity to make sure
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that people knew what was expected of them so they can ouvest, achieve good outcomes for the environment. >> reporter: and is the meilosophy to protect the environment or protect business? rm it's neither. i mean, our focus here should be on stewardship. >> reporter: by that he means rolling back regulations to , velop all forms of energy, including coal and natural gas. pruitt points to the obama-era clean power plan, an effort to sgulate existing coal-fired power plants in hopes of boosting renewable sources. d e supreme court halted the move, based in part on a lawsuit filed by pruitt when he was oklahoma attorney general. >> the clean power plan was an example of this administration d cking winners and losers in the development of electricity, in the generation of electricity choosing renewables at the expense of what? natural resources we have. >> reporter: meaning coal. >> across the spectrum, natural gas and the rest. in this agency shouldn't be in the business of saying we're going to favor certain sources of energy over others. ru reporter: pruitt also set new goals on removing lead from u.s. water supplies. >> we need to declare a war on lead and we need to eradicate
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lead from our drinking water and set a goal of doing that in ten years and it can be done. >> reporter: some wonder if the people placed in leadership positions have the public's best interest at heart. michael honeycutt is head of the e.p.a. advisory board. he is quoted as saying once, "i haven't seen the data that says lowering ozone will produce a health benefit." re you agree with that? >> ozone is something we must regulate. it's a very important thing that we regulate. >> reporter: there are also majoe who wonder about those who come from industry who are in leadership positions here. why should the american public be comfortable with someone coming from industry and into this agency? c so, i don't buy the paradigm, major, this paradigm that says we must choose industry over the environment or the environment ecer industry is the old way of thinking. and i will tell you if we have companies, industries, citizens, who violate the law, we will prosecute them, but we should not start with the premise that all people are that way or all industries that way.
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>> glor: major garett talking with scott pruitt earlier today. woody allen's adopted daughter dylan farrow stands by that oscar-winning director sexually assaulted her when she was a child. she gave her interview to gayle king for "cbs this morning" this morning. here is dylan farrow. >> i think we've gotten very attached to this concept that in order for a victim or accuser to come forward credibly, that they have to be flanked by 49 other people. and this is absolutely garbage. it shouldn't have to be that a small army has to come forward against one person to be credible. i have come forward with evidence, and i am credible, and i am telling the truth. and i think it's important that people realize that one victim, one accuser matters, and that they are enough to change things.
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>> glor: woody allen has always denied the allegations and has never been charged with a crime. allen put out a statement today that says in part: >> glor: you can see gayle king's interview with dylan farrow tomorrow on "cbs this morning." apple said today it plans to open a new corporate campus somewhere in the united states, location to be announced later this year. apple also said it will create 20,000 new jobs over the next five years, and that it plans to bring about $250 billion in offshore cash back into the u.s. and pay $38 billion in taxes. now to some of the other stories we're following in the evening newsfeed. , thdow soared more than 300 points today to close above 26,000 for the first time.
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a jump from 25k took just eight trading sessions. end the navy says it intends to prosecute five officers, including the commanders of two istroyers involved in separate deadly collisions in the pacific last year. the charges could include negligent homicide. 17 u.s. sailors were killed in the two accidents. there is much more ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." >> reporter: who hasn't thought of themselves from time to time as a real piece of art? t you are finding out that you look like mona lisa. ♪ surfin' is the only life one only way for me ♪ now surf >> glor: a beach boy has a new reason to be true to his school. >> reporter: north korea is taking its show on the road, rending its state-sponsored cheering squad to the olympics. by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. miralax is different.
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>> glor: north and south korea are bitter enemies, but at next menth's olympics in the south, they plan to march together at ase opening ceremonies and form a joint women's hockey team as well. as ben tracy reports, there will also be an invasion of cheerleaders. >> reporter: north korea knows how to put on a show. elaborately choreographed spectacles like this one in its lpital are designed to impress the leader, kim jong-un. now north korea is taking its show on the road, sending its state-sponsored cheering squad to the olympics. the 230-person squad has been called kim jong-un's "army of beauties." n e young women are chosen for their loyalty to the regime and their looks. they reportedly must pass a tough audition to land one of ede coveted spots. ri sol-ju, a member of the squad in 2005 later became kim jong- un's wife.
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the cheerleaders are part of north korea's olympic charm offensive. bs involvement is being negotiated as part of the first talks between the koreas in two years. south korea is hoping the titente will jump start sluggish ticket sales for the games, which have been hurt by fears of war. these figure skaters are the hlly two north korean athletes who have actually qualified for the games, so the cheerleaders will dwarf the actual number of competitors. north korea's olympic delegation will also include a 140-person orchestra. no word yet on whether it will play in front of its usual propaganda videos, often depicting north korea's weapons of war. ben tracy, cbs news, beijing. >> glor: and that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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plans kpix5 news begins with the feds striking back at sanctuary cities. plans for a massive sweep targeting the bay area. one mayor is saying that she is ready to go to jail. >> we have confirmed that they are preparing to arrest more than 1500 undocumented immigrants all across northern california. they will get no help from any bay area police.>> the issue is truthful -- twofold. who will they pick up and why are they targeting the bay area? the answers to those our political and it had's -- and it has the mayor in an uproar. >> cities that have sanctuary
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status are engaging in their legal right. >> you are ready to go to jail over this? >> yes. >> reporter: for the mayor of oakland it's not the threat of the immigration sweep in the area that's in the works but the feds taking special aim at sanctuary cities like oakland, san francisco, san jose, how -- who have summed their noses at the trump administration. it's not a total surprise. they pretty much sent the message on fox news recently. >> we are going to go all over the place. >> reporter: just this week, they doubled down by voting to ban police from keeping the area around potential raids safe in case something goes wrong.>> oakland will be completely hands off. >> that's our policy. >> reporter: the sheriffs department says that sanctuary


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