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york city, i'm elaine quijano. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 25th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." >> there was no collusion with russia. the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. >> president trump claiming victory after robert mueller's russia investigation finds no collusion but stops short of exonerating him on obstruction, but democrats are not backing down. cruise ship passengers recount their terrifying ordeal as their disabled ship is tossed around in a storm. and parkland school officials are reaching out after two teens who survived the
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massacre take their own lives. ♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president trump is claiming, quote, total exoneration after the release of a summary of special counsel robert mueller's two-year russia investigation. congressional democrats say not so fast, they want the full report to be released. mueller concluded that there was no collusion between the president or his campaign and russia in the 2016 election, but he did not reach any conclusions about whether mr. trump illegally obstructed justice. mola lenghi is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. president trump declaring victory here, claiming that the mueller report has totally vindicated him. a report that he is now describing and has been describing as an illegal takedown that failed.
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meanwhile, his republican allies here on capitol hill are ready to move on, but it appears that democrats are far from finished. >> no collusion. no obstruction. >> reporter: a familiar message from president trump as he left mar-a-lago on sunday, but this time he was backed up by attorney general william barr who had just released a four-page summary of robert mueller's russia investigation. >> it was a complete and total exoneration. >> reporter: barr wrote, "the special counsel's investigation did not find the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election, despite multiple offers from russian-affiliated individuals." but it did not totally exonerate but it did not totally exonerate the president as he claims. dealing with possible obstruction of justice charges, the special counsel stated that "while this report does not concludes that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him." barr says he and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, two trump appointees, decided the
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evidence was not sufficient. >> his conclusions raise more questions than they answer. >> reporter: democrats like house judiciary chairman jerry nadler are calling on barr to release the full report and testify before congress. >> we cannot simply rely on what may be a hasty parliamentarian interpretation of the facts. >> reporter: the president's allies are ready to move on. >> this should end the debate once and for all, and america should come first. >> reporter: barr says he intends to release as much of the special counsel's report as he can. robert mueller's investigation, the nearly two-year-long investigation, yielded charges against nearly three dozen people including six of the president's top advisers on his 2016 presidential campaign. anne-marie? >> all right, mola lenghi in washington. thank you. the release of the mueller report ends just one of many ongoing investigations of the president. and as jeff pegues reports, mr. trump could face his most
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serious legal problems in new york. >> reporter: as the special counsel investigation ends, focus will now turn to lower manhattan and the office of the u.s. attorney for the southern ldistrict of new york. >> those are part of the investigation that's currently being looked at. >> reporter: for months, michael cohen, who was the president's fixer and personal attorney, has been cooperating with prosecutors in new york investigating campaign finance violations, the trump organization's finances, and possible illegal foreign donations to the trump inaugural committee. former u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york preet bharara -- >> the special counsel's mission was circumscribed by what rod rosenstein, the acting attorney general, said they could look at. the southern district folks, they're not circumscribed by anything. they can look at crime as they see fit. >> reporter: separately, the new york state attorney general has issued subpoenas to deutsche bank related to the financing of major trump organization projects --
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>> over the top -- >> reporter: as well as mr. trump's failed effort in 2014 to buy the nfl's buffalo bills. even though the special counsel's investigation has wrapped, mueller's work moves forward in federal court. the president's former campaign adviser and friend, roger stone, faces trial in november on charges related to lying to congress and witness tampering. there are also half a dozen congressional investigations already underway, and the mueller report could lead to many more. jonathan turley is a cbs news analyst. >> many of these committees were held in abeyance waiting for the completion of the special counsel investigation. now that it's done, they have a free field to operate. >> reporter: over the weekend, house and senate democrats sent letters to more than half a dozen federal agencies and the
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white house counsel's office demanding the preservation of all documents and evidence amassed by mueller's team. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. ahead on "cbs this morning," more on robert mueller's russia report, and we'll get reaction from one of president trump's personal attorneys, jay sekulow. all the passengers and crew on a viking cruise ship are safe this morning after docking in western norway. the "viking sky" reached port with the remaining passengers last night. 25-foot waves tossed the ship and its passengers over the weekend. the ship send a mayday when engines failed. almost 500 of the more than 1,300 on board were airlifted. >> very frightening. very frightening. we left on a helicopter with a sling. the two of us together. and it was quite scary. >> police in norway say 17 people were hospitalized with injuries. the pagers were mainly from
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the u.s. and britain. the ship's next cruise, which was scheduled to depart on wednesday, has been canceled. marjorie stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida, is closed today. a second student who survived last year's school shooting died in an apparent suicide. the news comes about a week after another survivor took her own life. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: the marjorie stoneman douglas high school community gathered to confront more tragedy -- two suicides in one week. >> we need to encourage parents to check on each other. >> reporter: coral springs police tell cbs news that a male sophomore who survived the shooting a year ago died saturday from an apparent suicide. it comes just one week after the suicide of sydney aiello, a recent graduate of the high school. aiello was a senior when a gunman killed 17 students and staff. one of her friends, meadow pollock, was killed in the shooting. her family said she struggled with survivors guilt and was
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diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. >> when we lost 17 beautiful souls on february 14th, i said over and over, it can't be 18. and now it's not only 18, it's 19. i just -- now i say i hope it's not 20. >> reporter: ryan petty's daughter died in the shooting. he's since worked on suicide prevention anding issed a series of questions to help those with suicidal thoughts. >> have you thought about killing yourself, have you put plans into place, have you thought about how you would do that. if they answer yes to those questions, they're at risk, and we -- you need to call 211 immediately to get help. >> reporter: david hogg, one of the high-profile activists from the shooting, tweeted this morning saying, "how many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government/school district to do anything?" officials again stress the importance of reaching out for help either throth suicide prevention hotline or the county which raised the
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alert level at its emergency operations center to have more resources available. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, parkland, florida. patriots owner robert kraft is breaking his silence more than a month after being charged in connection with a prostitution ring in florida. kraft said, "i know i have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard." kraft is charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. he has an arraignment court hearing scheduled thursday. coming up on "the morning news," the party is over for patriots tight end rob gronkowski who announced his retirement. and on president trump's turf, a democratic presidential hopeful kicks off her campaign. this is the "cbs morning news." e "cbs morning news." [boy gasps] for real cold and flu protection with lysol, you can help protect them from a real cold. lysol disinfectant spray kills the #1 cause of the cold
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[ cheers ] ucla gymnast and internet sensation katelyn ohashi debuted a new floor routine at the pac 12 women's championships scoring a perfect 10. it was the 11th perfect 10 in her career. ucla won the meet. another video of her routine that scored a perfect ten in january had more than 35 million views. she graduates this spring. rob gronkowski has announced his retirement, and a presidential campaign launch. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports new york senator kerstin gillibrand officially kicked off her presidential campaign outside of one of president trump's signature hotels. >> he puts his name in bold on every building. he does this because he wants you to believe he is strong. he is not.
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[ cheers ] our president is a coward. [ cheers ] >> the democrat called the trump international hotel and tower in manhattan a shrine to greed, division, and vanity. gillibrand outlined a progressive agenda including medicare for all and a national paid leave program. the "dallas morning news" reports american and southwest airlines are canceling hundreds of flights daily due to the grounding and overhaul of boeing 737 max planes. american, which has 24 of the planes in its fleet, is extending cancelations through april 24th. southwest who has 36 max aircraft is making cancelations five days in advance. this after deadly crashes in ethiopia and off the coast of indonesia. the "pittsburgh post-gazette" reports on a lieutenant over a former officer is moving forward with a lawsuit. 17-year-old
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antwon rose ii was shot by michael rosfeld as he ran from a track stop in june. rob feld was acquitted of murder on friday. demonstrators marched through the pittsburgh area streets on saturday protesting the verdict. and "the boston herald" reports new england patriots tight end rob gronkowski is retiring. gronkowski who turns 30 in may made the announcement yesterday on instagram. the nine-year veteran has been dogged with various injuries the last few seasons. he won three super bowls with the patriots, including last month's championship over the los angeles rams. gronkowski's 12-career post-season touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in nfl playoff history. still ahead, get your lucky numbers ready. the next powerball lottery jackpot is worth three quarters of a billion dollars. tery jackpot is worth three quarters of a billion dollars. air wick take in fragrance inspired by nature with air wick essential mist. it transforms natural essential oils into mist; filling the room with fragrance, pausing when it's just right.
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over into big money, and before you have your avocado toast, there's news of an avocado recall. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. apple is expected to unveil two new offerings at a special event today. a video streaming service and new subscription platform. the streaming launch would place apple in a crowded field of video providers. its biggest competitors include netflix, amazon prime video, and hulu. some of apple's current services include the app store, itunes, apple music, and icloud. on friday, bank shares led a sharp decline on wall street. the dow plunged some 460 points. the s&p 500 lost 54, and the nasdaq tumbled 196. henry avocados is recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. the company based in san diego said they were sold across
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california, arizona, florida, wisconsin, north carolina, and new hampshire. there have been no reports of any illnesses associate the with the avocados. listeria is bacteria that can cause fever, diarrhea, and more dangerous complications in pregnant women. there was no grand prize winner in the powerball saturday pushing wednesday's jackpot up to $750 million. the winning numbers were 24-25-52-60-66 and powerball number 5. according to a recent survey from lend edu, the average american spends $223 per year on lottery tickets. and universal's film "us" came in first place at the weekend box office. >> there's a family in our driveway. >> probably the neighbors. >> director jordan peele's movie about a family of four who are terrorized while on a family vacation brought in more than
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$70 million. disney's "captain marvel" came in second with more than $35 million. paramount's "wonder park" came in third with $9 million. anne-marie? >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you, diane. >> all right. thank you. still to come, a march madness bracket update. which teams survived to make it to the sweet 16? to the sweet 16? e door ♪ ♪ it's what i'm lookin' for ♪ today's the daisy i do ♪ daisy it's true ♪ before i get on the move ♪ i grab my special food ♪ today's the daisy i see ♪ the difference in me ♪ today's the daisy for cottage cheese (cottage cheese) ♪ ♪ today's the daisy for cottage cheese (cottage cheese) ♪ ♪ today's the daisy! are confusing quilted northern are confusing quilted northernf. for a bouncy castle. they're both durable, flexible and nice to have at parties. but quilted northern
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ a former russian military officer known as lord of the cold proved he's worthy of that title. he attempted the coldest ever half-naked skydive on saturday. he jumped out of a plane over russia without a shirt in
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temperatures around minus 58 degrees fahrenheit. this jump is being verified to see if he set a record. the ncaa mens basketball tournament is down to the sweet 16. overall tournament top seed duke held off a scare from the university of central florida yesterday. duke freshman sensation zion williamson hit a lay-up over 7'6" taco bell in the closing seconds and was fouled. williamson missed the ensuing free throw. teammate r.j. barrett's put-back gave duke the lead. ucf had a final chance to win the game but missed a short jumper and a tip-in to lose 77-76. two other number-one seeds won yesterday, two advanced, virginia beat oklahoma, and north carolina trounced washington. the only double-digit seat to advance was 12th seed seed oregon which beat the team in irvine. you can catch all the action here on cbs.
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megared. our top story this morning -- attorney general william barr told congress that he will release as much of special counsel robert mueller's russia report as the law allows. after a summary was released, president trump says that he's been exonerated, but democrats want the full report made public. mueller cleared the president on collusion but did not reach a conclusion about whether mr. trump obstructed justice. in southern california, thousands of people flocked to see an explosion of poppies and other wildflowers known as a super bloom. orheraphy deom.kes us there. is the ultimate masterpiece. >> wow.
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that's very pretty. >> want to take a look at this? >> reporter: you could call ernie cowan and his wife kati documentaries of the desert. for decades, snapping shots of flowers and the night sky. >> come on. >> reporter: they say this year's combination of rain and cool temperatures has created a bloom worthy of stealing the spotlight. is this an extra super super bloom? >> oh, it's pretty amazing. >> it's a super bloom, it's different than the last one. >> reporter: the last one was in 2017, and it took parks like anza borrego by surprise. this year they were ready. >> right now we're seeing over 1,000 visitors on a weekday and over 4,000 visitors on weekends. we are getting people from all over the world. >> reporter: some brought their phone. others capturing the beauty of the bloom by brush. >> we wanted to take advantage of the super bloom and get some flowers and the scenery, and the
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ectacular they are. some people are getting very close -- too close -- and that's a problem. trying to snap the perfect picture at lake elsinore, hundreds of thousands of bikers haven't stayed on the poppy path. this instagram post entitled "daydream" inspired this reply -- that the posters can't just appreciate nature visually but must destroy it by crushing it with their body for pathetic social media likes. enjoy. that's partially why the city shut off access roads -- charging a $10 admission fee to see the flowers. for people like kati, it's a priceless opportunity with such a short window of time to capture the flower phenomenon. >> the faded flower with the new flower. life and death. >> yeah. >> reporter: that's kind of the magic of this. the magic of mother nature doesn't last long. in a few short months, the scorching summer sun will soon wilt this all away. jamie yuccas, cbs news, anza
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borrego, california. coming up first on "cbs this morning," we talk with former clinton campaign chairman john podesta who is one of the witnesses interviewed in the mueller investigation. and how some traditional big-and-mortar stores are partnering with social media influencers to stay relevant. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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good morning. a live look outside at the beautiful bathis monday morning. rise and shine. it's back to work. march 25th.
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week ichelle wonderfu it was a dry weekend but get ready for ai that's right. changes are coming for sure. it looks like a wet workweek ahead. hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the sunshine. now we have the rain. on hi-def doppler you can see it pushing across the north bay. let's zoom in. we are looking at that rain from ukiah, lakeport, down to cloverdale. this is moderate to heavy rain coming through. windsor as well as near gurnvillea as we go through the day, rain picks up throughout the area. upper 40s to low to mid-50s at this herewhat you can expect,


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