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family and friends remember two young journalists gunned down on live tv by a disgrunted former coworker. he described himself as a, quote, human powder keg." and dow street soars after mass is losses. and colorado gunman james holmes is sentenced and dismissed by a contentious court judge captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, august 27th, 2015. this morning investigators are trying to pinpoint why a
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eporter opened fire on two journalists during a live broadcast. the shooting killed alison parker and ward. he later killed himself. the aff said he obtained his gun legally. president obama calls the shooting heartbreaking. don champion is in roanoke. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, alison. there's been a huge show of support from the community. many here in southwest virginia watched at what was supposed to be a live feel good story turned into anything but. a memorial of flowers and balloons degree overnight. the station still can't believe two beloved colleagues are gone. >> all day the community has provideded an outpouring for us. >> reporter: reporter alison parker and photographer adam
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ward were ambushed and killed by a former disgrunted employee of their station. that employee was a fellow journalist. vester flanagan. he went by the name bryce williams while reporting for the station. the 41-year-old was let go two years ago. andy parker says his daughter died doing what she loves. >> it's hard to wrap your arms around. >> reporter: before killing himself he said alison made racist comments and adam come plapd about him. the general manager here said flanagan had to be escorted out of the building by police when he was let go. he also called him difficult to work with. in a 23-page document faxed to abc news flanagan apparently described himself as a human powder keg motivated by the charleston church shooting
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massac massacre. president obama called it one more moment to reflect on. >> it's one more argument we need to look at how to reduce gun violence in the community. at last check the woman they were interviewing was still recovered in the hospital. she had been shot in the back and did undergo surgery. meanwhile the flanagan family released a statement saying their thoughts and prayers were with the victims. >> thank you. victims alison parker and adam ward both started as interred at wdbj. they worked there for almost a year. parker was engaged. her fiance was in the hospital. she had been dated him for nine months. they planned to marry. >> alison was the brightest light i had ever met.
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she was the funniest, kindest, most beautiful woman i ever met and she just happened to love me back. >> reporter: the other victim vickie gardner runs the local chamber of commerce and was being interviewed about tourism. she was shot in the back but is expected to survive. james holmes plans to spend the rest of his life behind bars. he'll spend 12 life terms. the judge gave him more than 3,000 years for his other crimes. >> if there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences this is the case. one of the victims yesterday said the defendant does not deserve any sympathy. i wholeheartedly agree. >> holmes has been diagnosed with schizo fren ya. he could wind up in a hospital. walmart says its decision to
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stop selling weapons is not political. the company says it will continue selling other guns. it's been under some share holders to top selling guns with high magazines. an impress iive on wall street. good morning, jill. >> good morning, alison. the dow had its biggest gain in seven years. struggling chinese stocks also rose. cbs news senior business correspondent anthony mason explains one factor involved in the surge. >> the head of the new york federal reserve said the case for an interest rate hike in september now seems less compelling than it was a few weeks ago. bill dudley said what we're seeing is not a us problem. >> dudley said the fed needs to see more improvement in the u.s. labor market before it sees
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increases. the dow gained 619 points wednesday, its third largest point gain ever. the s&p was up 72. the nasdaq rose 192. shanghai's composite rose more than 5%. jach's nicas was up more than 10%. a suit claims the companies have known for years about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. the lawsuit says at least 13 carbon monoxide deaths are linked to the defect. and there's a bread recall in 11 states today. the maker of sara lee, nature's harvest, and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages. the bread may contain fragments of glass after a broken light bulb from a company.
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no one was hurt. >> we're hoping for another good day. thank you very much. the storm's about 100 miles off antigua and is moving wecht. it's headed for puerto rico and the virgin island. it's delivering heavy rains at 35 to 40 miles an hour. it's expected to be by south florida monday. forecasters say it's too early to know how much force it will have. now to a potential political storm brewing in the democratic paerd. vice president joe biden made his first public comments about his possible presidential candidacy. hena daniels is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> good morning, alison. the vice president says he has to figure out if he has the, quote, emotional fuel to make his third run for president. it's clear from his comments
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yesterday he is torn. speaking on a call with national committee members, biden talked about the emotional toll the recent death of his elder son beau has taken on the family. according to cnn he has given a lot of thought to family issues as he considers moving foofrmtd if i were to announce to run, biden said, i have to be able to commit to all of you they could give it my whole heart and my whole soul and right now they're pretty well banged up and we're trying to figure out that issue. clinton called biden a friend and said his decision is a difficult one. >> i think he thoos make a difficult decision for himself and his family and he should have the space and the opportunity to decide what he wants to do. >> meanwhile spanish language journalist jaime ramos was on fox news and found common ground
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in that megyn kelly. >> he doesn't like uncomfortable questions. it happened with you. it happened with me. he hates it when being confronted. as for him he's expected to meet with his senior advisers today. coming up on the "morning news," in his own words, the former prep student accused of sexual assault takes the stand in his trial. we'll show you his encounter with a freshman student. this is the "cbs morning news." which matches my dr. scholl's custom fit orthotic inserts. now i get immediate relief from my foot pain. my knee pain. find a machine at
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labrie admitted to the jury that at one point during his encounter with the 15-year-old girl he thought they would have intercourse and he even put on a condom, but then he says he thought better of it. >> i thought to myself, you know, maybe we shouldn't do this. >> reporter: and he says he did not. his tone jay carney asked why then did labrie later confirm to friends that he had had sex with her. >> i guess i wanted to look good and, you know, i wanted everyone to think it had gone great. >> reporter: in cross-examination the prosecutor was skeptical. >> you thought sex is happening. >> yes. >> right? and she was half naked on the ground in front of you, correct? >> yes. yeah she was back over on the blanket at that point. >> and you want all these people to believe after all that time speaking about her and having
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fohaving foreplay, that you just stopped. >> we didn't stopped. i kissed her afterward. we just did foreplay. >> she ran from the courtroom in tears during his testimony. an in westerner, cbs news, concord, new hampshire. it was ten years ago that the hurricane katrina tore into the gulf coast. more than a million people in the region were displaced. jane pauley spoke to mitch landrieu on last night's evening news. >> this entire city was under water. as you know, we lost 1,800 of our mothers and fathers, brothers, and sisters. it was an amazing time. it was a magnificent story of
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neighbor helping neighbor and everyone in the country helping us. one of the things we want to do is say thank you to the rest of the nation for helping to lift us up. >> a question lifts over your country. that is black income, poverty while whites are more prosper russ. >> the people of new orleans realize katrinady not cause all of our problem. but what we promised over the last ten years is not fix every ill but fix the way we address them and the way we deal with them. the real telltale is going to be whether we've actually taken the responsibility that has been laid on our shoulders, the burden we have to bear and do something wonderful with them. >> katrina was a three. if the national category was a 4 or higher, isn't new orleans more vulnerable? >> it isn't even the most vulnerable. miami is number one rk, new yors
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number two. we're way down the list. that's why i said on the issue of response and resiliency, the city of new orleans has done something significantly. we have looked in the mirror and seen our problems going forward. straight ahead in sports, justin verlander makes a bid for a third no-hitter.
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports, detroit's justin verlander came very close to his third no-hitter against the angels last night. in the ninth inning the angels' chris iannetta hit a lead-off double. it hit the field line and rolled into the corner. that was the only hit off very laernld. he retired the next and ended with a 5-0 shutout against the angels. he smacked five home runs in an impressive performance against the royals and ended a six-game losing streak. bll has lost nine straight games to kansas city. in washington, san diego's jason upton hit two home runs
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against the nationals. his second run was over the field. the dpras hung onto the edge. washington, 6-5. and the new york mets increased their league over washington in the national league east. cud dieier hit a home run. the 9-4 win puts the mets ahead of the nationals by 6 1/2 games. and when we return another look at this morning's top stories. plus the dog days of summer. why man's best friend is receiving extra special treatment. w ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength to keep you active. come on pear, it's only a half gallon. i'll take that. yeeeeeah! new ensure active high protein. 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. all in 160 calories. ensure. take life in.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. taking another look at
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today's top stories, president obama called the on air murder of two tv journalists heartbreaking. reporter alison parker and cameraman adam ward o of wbdj were gunned down during a live interview. a disgruntled former plea vester flanagan was the shooter. he purchased the gun legally. wall street is poised to gain. the good news followed six straight days of losses. today's family is mourning the death of the so-called 911 duff lady. the iconic image of the attacks of 2001 is the photograph of marcy borders. she is covered in ashes. she died monday of cancer at the age of 42 nearly 14 years leites jeer one of the began twins born saturday at the national zoo has died. zookeepers wither using a bottle to feed the panda cub because
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its mother stopped nursing it. mei xiang is still feeding the surviving cub. the mormon church is keeping its long time affiliation with the boy scouts. but the church says it will continue supporting the organization. the church of jesus christ of latter-day scouts is the largest sponsor of boy scout units. in case you missed it, there's always time to celebrate with your dog. yesterday was national dog day. many people used it as an excuse to share pictures of man's best friend on social media. and coming up after local news on cbs news, the boyfriend of the reporter killed on tv reflects the tragedy of her life. i'm alison harmelin, and this is the "cbs morning news."
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this morning a nation is remembering the rights of civil rights activist amelia boynton robinson. she was knocked unconscious during the bloody march in selma. earlier this year she returned to the march. she spoke about it then as an icon. >> they would say, well, we appreciate what you've done, we're standing on your shoulders. and my curse word was get the heck all of our shoulders and get to work. >> she suffered a stroke in july. she was 104 years old. returning to new orleans, today president obama will make his sixth trip to the city since
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taking office. he'll see a city transformed since the decade of hurricane katrina. but as michelle williams reports some things have not changed at all. >> reporter: for her cooking is a calling and at 92 years young, she's calling all the shots. >> in this kitchen i tell you it's my highway or the highway. >> reporter: you'll find her at dooky chase. it's been a fixture, a crown town neighborhood that's endured the grade degree dee presentation and the perils of forced segregation. what did this place mean? >> this was like a safe haven for all of us. >> reporter: but in 2005 it didn't stand a chance against hurricane katrina. >> we had 5 1/2 feet of water in here. lost everything. >> when did you first see your restaurant? >> a year after that.
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i couldn't get in here. >> what made you come back? >> people said, well, what are you going to do at your age. there was only one thing for me to do. no matter what you do on this earth, you have to do it and do it well. it takes everybody to do a part. >> reporter: so mrs. chase teemed up with her family, friends, and some of the chefs she mentored and in 2007 dooky's was back. the customers have not stopped flooding in, eating and paying homage to the grand dame of new orleans cuisine. and mr. bush. >> he was a good person. he said would you like to fix me breakfast in the morning. you don't tell the president no. i love mr. obama. i wish i had one more chance to feed him. >> with his visit, she just might get her chance. michelle williams, cbs news, new
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orleans. and coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we're at the scene of the shooting ambush in va where a reporter and her cameraman were killed on live tv. plus new jersey governor and presidential candidate chris christie is in studio 57. and we look at the growing trejds of grown-up coloring books. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm allison harmly. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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new this morning a gruesome discovery a man found shot to death inside a north philadelphia apartment. we are live with the latest on the investigation. it is hard to get your arms around it and realize, or try to make sense of why it happened. >> a heart broken father trying to make sense of the violence that played out live on the air, this morning, new details emerging about the gun man and his connection to the victim. good morning it is thursday august 27th i'm nicole brewer. erika has the day off but we are getting your day started as usual with the check of weather and traffic. kyla and meisha joining me this morning. >> gateway to the weekend. >> yes, i like that. >> it is thursday. >> yes. >> and the roads are


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