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people out here because somebody trusts me and somebody believes in me. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 9th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." lawmakers on capitol hill worked through the night to try and reopen the government. a winter storm is hitting parts of the upper midwest hard, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled, and schools close as the region prepares for more than a foot of snow. and the stage is set and ready to go. the now to the resignation of
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white house staff secretary rob porter. the white house chief of staff john kelly became fully aware of the abuse allegations wednesday. but cbs has learned the fbi told
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the white house about the allegations against porter back in november. the white house including kelly essentially defended porter. he was working without security clearance because of the abuse allegations. >> the fact that this has been operating for a year without security clearance i didn't understand that and still don't. >> reporter: porter has been dating white house communications director hope hicks who helped in his defense. the white house said it could have done a better job in dealing with the situation. >> this morning the upper midwest is getting pounded by a major winter storm. for some areas like chicago, it looks to be the biggest snow event of the season. winter storm warnings and advisories are posted from montana to chicago. public schools in chicago are canceled for today as are the courts. the snow started last night. the worst of it is expected through this morning. the national weather service
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says travel is expected to be difficult to impossible at times. >> this is a heavy snow, heavier than we've seen in a number of winters. now, chicago is used to this. on the other hand, over the last winters, we haven't had a snow at this level, and it's not just this one night. it's going to go through the weekend. >> flight delays and cancellations are growing. nationwide more than 1,000 flights have been scrubbed today. the winter olympics in south korea officially opens this morning. the sister of north korea leader kim jong-un is part of a high-level organization to begin. she's the first to visit the south since the korean war. dana jacobson is in pyeongchang. good morning. >> good morning. we're just a couple of hours away from the opening ceremony. it's actually going to take place behind me here. that stadium will be filled with 35,000 people and that's in a city of just 44,000.
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that makes this the smallest city to host an olympics since lily ha mer, 24 years ago. it's finally seeing its dream to host the olympics come to life. >> everything is ready. >> reporter: this fish restaurant has been around for 20 years and expects the olympics to bring record business. family owned and operated, they are worried about keeping up with demand. they've had to turn down reservations because they're already booked on most days of the game. just up the street it's only week three of business for this restaurant, but there are similar concerns. the owner isn't taking reservations because she wants to be able to handle the heavy foot traffic. the crowd concerns aren't just about feeding everyone. it's also about keeping people moving here on the sidewalks and also on the streets. pyeongchang's police chief says the massive crowds could bring
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traffic to a halt. this command center will watch for potential problems with 1,500 people assigned to manage movement on the roads. with security a top priority, terror threat drills have taken place, rehearsing scenarios from chemical bombs at olympic venues to potential drone strikes. 13,000 police officers will be used daily in the city with 60,000 security personnel throughout the olympic areas, all with the same goal, keeping athletes and spectators safe. security actually did take a hit early just a couple of days ago. about 1,200 security personnel had to be pulled from duty because of concerns over the norovirus. they were able to bring in 900 military personnel to take their place, anne-marie. >> thank you so much. 45 russian athletes and two coaches will not be attending the winter olympic. the international olympic committee had banned russia
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because of the massive doping scheme in the 2014 games. the sochi team had a chance to pass. 200 passed the vetd progress says. dozens didn't and filed appeal. two british members of an islamic insurgence cell known for beheading hostages including three americans have been captured. the two men are believed to be tied to the beheading. the cell captured tortured and killed american journalist james foley, steven sotloff, and usa worker peter cappic. stocks closed on the heels of another jarring wall street meltdown. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. the selloff that started last
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week continued. the higher wages would lead to inflation and higher interest rates senting stocks into yet another tailspin. the dow plunged over 1,000 points or just over 4 points. the dow and s&p 500 have dropped 10% from their highs, an official definition of a correction. the market has not seen a correction for two years, an unusually long time. but all indicators point to a strong economy. unemployment is at a 17-year low, the housing industry is strong and factories continue to rebond. corporate profits are on the rise. but for folks leaving close tabs on their 401(k)s, that doesn't take away from the an zit of watching a 1,000-point selloff. >> i can imagine. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. in philadelphia, a celebration nearly 60 years in
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the making. e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles. >> some 7,000 fans took to the streets to celebrate since 1960. they lined up 20 deep to see the champs. the eagles rode in an open double-decker bus. center jason kelce told how underdogs cam out on top. >> hungry dogs run faster. we wanted it more. >> coach doug pederson walked part of the parade route allowing fans to touch the championship lombardi trophy. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, omarosa breaks her silence. the former white house aide gets emotional as she talks about working for the president. and bubbling out.
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songs on timberlake's latest album. omarosa is speak out on celebrity's "big brother". >> the "hollywood reporter" looks at jill messick. her family says she committed suicide on wednesday. they aidsed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. mcgowan accused weinstein of raping her in 1997. jill messick was 50. and the remains were found in planters on property macarthur used as storage in exchange for doing landscaping work. macarthur has been charged withing the remains of five
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," airline bumping rates fall, and the latest pepsi challenge. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning again, anne-marie. well, airlines bumped passengers off overbooked flights at the lowest rate on record last year. the department of transportation says the rate was about half the rates the year before, roughly one in 29,000 passengers. one reason, airlines are now faster to coax passengers off overbooked flights with travel vouchers. last year nearly 320,000
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passengers exchanged their seats for a voucher. you'll now be able to order kfc and taco bell on grubhub. it's an online service that lets people order food from restaurants. yum brand is looking to expand. mcdonald's was the first fast food chain to employ online delivery. pepsi's introducing a new drink called bubbly. it's an effort to take on the industry leader la coy. it comes in eight flavors. it will hit stores in february. the sparkling water category is growing by double digits annually. and check out this rock, what's being described as the largest and most perfect white diamond is for sale. sotheby's of london says the 130 carats was mined in botswana. over 100 carats that's perfect
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forecast in some cities around the country. j a light show along the california coast could see microscopic plants. a photographer captured a bloom of plant. also known as a micro algae
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lives on the surface of the water. actor tom hanks made the day of a texas student. >> looks at it. >> tom hanks. oh, my gosh. >> the student wrote hanks a letter after seeing his documentary california typewriter. in the movie tom says he eastbound to give a typewrighter to anyone who asks. he was good on his word. the student read a type written note from hanks that was in the box. >> the future is now in your hands. don't mirrorly type on this machine. create, dream, and write. tom hanks. >> he's also written a book about his love of typewriters called "uncommon type." coming up on "cbs this morning," the "late show" host stephen colbert is on the talk about his latest animated series called "our cartoon president."
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expected to be difficult and dangerous. more than 1,000 flights have been canceled already today. the flu is widespread in
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every state but hawaii and oregon. in arkansas, 125 people have died this season. that's more than six times the toll last year at this time. omar villafranca is in little rock. >> reporter: 3-year-old gibson hecht has spent the last 12 days at arkansas children's hospital fighting the flu. because of his chronic lung disease, his parents rushed him to the e.r. at the first sign of symptoms. >> he spiked a fever of 102, and that's when i knew to bring him in and get tested for the flu. >> reporter: sick kids like gibson have kept doctors like shane mckinney and his staff in the e.r. busy. they regularly see 180 patients day, but those numbers have jumped. >> our numbers have jumped. we saw 306 this monday, which was a huge increase for us.
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>> reporter: arkansas has paid out more than 8,000 flu-related medicate claims this week alone. la year only about 1,000 flu-related claims were made. at this carolina nick little rock dr. j holland is taking a different approach in dealing with the speaking flu cases. even though his waiting room is empty, he treats five to ten patients over the phone. >> i go through a history, fever, headache, bodyache, sore throat. if someone has all of those, i feel comfortable treating them over the phone and we are not charging for that. >> the hechts all got a flu shot to avoid spreading the virus, and to protect their son, they're asking the community to get their flu shot. last year in arkansas, no children died from the flu, but so far this year, three kids have been killed by the virus, which is why doctors are still urging people to get the flu shot. omar villafranca, cbs news,
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little rock, arkansas. well, coming up on "cbs this morning" -- >> reporter: getting to see alligators in the wild is one of the reasons florida's airboat rides are popular. but several accidents and deaths have treygered new calls for rules to protect tourists. we'll show you what's being done coming up on "cbs this morning." plus, the "late show" stephen colbert is in stuld owe 57 to tell us all about his new animated series called "our kartun president." and we'll take you to a hospital in little rock, arkansas, that's attracting foodies to its cafeteria with its authentic ramen noodles. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. -- captions by vitac --
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>> we have the whole team back. >> how do you feel? >> i feel better. let's hope my voice holds up and i'm good to go. >> we missed you a lot and at least it's only one more day before the weekend. guess what? it's going to be a nice sunny weekend, and cooler. so if you are tired of this lovely warm weather, well -- [ laughter ] >> -- a little change is on its way. we are now under the 15th day of no rain for san francisco. and yes, temperatures today a degree or two cooler. you may not notice it. we'll be in the 70s. this weekend we'll be dropping by temperatures and windy also. so i will explain why coming up. jaclyn. >> all right. thank you, neda. and we are going to begin in the south bay where this is 101 at trimble and you can see traffic is moving along in both directions a-okay. but we are tracking an accident and that's over along 280 in the southbound direction right at de anza boulevard and that


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