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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, december 21st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." dozens are dead and many more wounded after a massive explosion at a popular fireworks market in mexico. this morning, new video shows survivors scrambling to safety. this morning, authorities are still searching for the terrorist who plowed a truck into a packed christmas market in berlin, killing 12 people. details on the latest leads. with the clock running out on his term, president obama works to seal his energy legacy in a move that could be difficult for the next president
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to undo. and from the stands to center court. a special warriors fan steals the spotlight to the delight of the crowd. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, at least 29 people were killed by a string of devastating explosions at a fireworks market just outside mexico city. powerful change reaction leveled the market. at least 2,000 people were there as shoppers stoblegcked on fires to celebrate christmas and new year year's. 72 others were injured and some with severe burns.
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vendors were to charred mass and rubble. nearby homes were damaged. this was the third explosion and fire to tear through that marketplace since 2005. the manufacturer and sell of fireworks is a key part of the local economy. german authorities are hunting for the person responsible for monday night's attack on a berlin christmas market. officials admit that they are not sure if there was one or several attackers. isis says it's responsible for the attack that left 12 dead and 48 injured. charlie d'agata is in berlin with more. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. some of the questions germans are asking today who is this killer or killers, where are these killers, and can they catch these killers before they strike again. german police say they received something like on 500 tips from the public but, strangely, no photo foots or ccct footage of
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the suspect in considering he just rammed a truck into a christmas market packed with members of the public. you would have thought that somebody had some video footage and that is what police have asked for. this is hand on an added urgency after isis claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that one of its kojs of the kalivet was responsible. they don't intend to cry wolf of these matters. during the search, the police had to let go of the only suspect they have, a pakistani asylum seeker. the reason was he was arrested an hour after the attack. it was a person inside the truck, the hijacked truck, the polish driver who had been shot and stabbed. the suspect they had had no blood on him or dna so after a few questions and looking evidence, they had to let him go, so they are at square one. >> charlie, just a quick question before you go. what is german chancellor angela
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merkel saying and how she is handling this situation? >> angela merkel came to visit the christmas area here, the vigil and laid a few flowers. she is very saddened and heartbroken. her political situation is on on the line because she opened up her arms in her country to these asylum seekers and, in her words, she said this would be truly hard to bear if the killer turns out to be an asylum seeker. she knows what she may be dealing with here and knows the rising tensions and anxiety and, of course, the anger if the killer or killers responsible for what happened here at the christmas market turn out to be one of the people that have come into the country, one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have come into germany the past, say, year and a half. >> indeed. she is certainly being criticized by some of her opponents about her immigration
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policy. charlie d'agata in berlin, thank you. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will speak with ali soufan about the berlin attack. as they search for clues in the brazened assassination of russian's ambassador to turkey they are trying to determine if the gunman acted alone or had help. holly williams reports. >> reporter: by the way, andrey karlov body sent home to rush and his wife bowed over by grief. karlov was killed by a 22-year-old turkish police officer apparently in revenge for russian's intervention in the deadly conflict. several people have now reportedly been detained as the
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turk irk authorities investigate. it follows a string of deadly bombings in turkey, many of them connected with the syrian war. moscow's air strikes have helped the syrian regime win back the city of aleppo, but the cost has been counted in syrian lives. tens of thousands have been forced to flee. rusch and turkey are on opposite sides in the syrian even a warming between turkey and russia won't stop syria's bloodshed from spilling over its borders. a team of russian investigators has now arrived in turkey. they and the turks want to know whether the assassin acted alone or on behalf of a terrorist organization. holly williams, cbs news, near the turkey/syria border. well, russia and turkey and
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iran officials say they are the west bet for a peace deal. they met yesterday in moscow. john kerry was informed about the negotiations by phone. president obama banned future oil and gas drilling leases in much of u.s.-owned waters in the arctic ocean and certain areas of the atlantic. in the atlantic, the waters placed offlimits stretch from the new england coast to virginia. the president used the provision in a 1953 law in off band offshore permanently. president trump opposes these actions. today, north legislators meet in a special session to consider repealing the called bathroom law. after the city of charlotte passed a broad anti-discrimination bill.
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house bill 2 is best known for requiring transgender people to use the restroom korcorrespondi to the sex on their birth certificate. fallout from the law has cost the late jobs and millions of dollars in revenue. >> we have lost hundreds and hundreds of meetings and sporting events and concerts. >> on monday, charlotte rescinded it's antidiscrimination ordinance and paving the way for today's legislative session. it appears the southwest airlines website is working again. the website crashed yesterday in the middle of a very busy holiday travel week. it was down for several hours. passengers trying to check in or or book online could not. the failure only affected passengers and the airline said it did not impact flights. a little bit of a silver lining there. coming up on the "morning news." he was right there waiting. singer richard marx is being called a hero for taking down a violent passenger. and caught on police video.
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♪ a burst of colors on the ocean floor is revealed by a robotic camera. but these sponges and sea spiders live year-round around a five foot layer of ice. the scene was captured near the shore of antarctica by sentence. singer richard marx is a hero. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" says there was no new evidence of wro wrongdoing when the investigation of hillary clinton was reopened. newly revealed documents show the fbi got a warrant by telling a judge only that a computer
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contained messages between mrs. clontz and her top aide. clinton supporters say the fbi's revelation two weeks before the election was a fatal blow to her campaign. a "newsweek" writer is getting subpoenaeds to find out who sent ham ceaim a seizure in tweet. the message was from someone who disliked his coverage of donald trump. yesterday, the reporter tweeted, folks, if a blind man says you don't like politically, is it okay to direct him toward the edge of a cliff? find some humanity. ac has video from the dui arrest of nfl player michael floyd. officers say they found him asleep at the wheel last week at an intersection. he was cut by arizona after his arrest and picked up by new england. floyd is charged with suspicion of driving under the influence
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and other traffic counts. "the new york times" reports on the stabbing of a czech tennis star during a home invasion. two-time wimbledon champ petra kvitova was wounded in her playing hand yesterday and will not be able to play at least three months and the suspect is at large. "variety" says singer richard marx helped to subdue an unruly passenger from hanoi to seoul. marx criticized the flight crew's response but the airline says the problem was handled properly. the philadelphia enquirer says uber charged more than $28,000 for a single ride! the company says the woman and a handful of other customers were overbilled due to a computer glitch. yeah, you think? her bank flagged the charge and blocked the payment. still to come, the familiar
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♪ merry christmas baby ♪ you may not believe in santa claus but then your secret santa isn't the world's richest man. a woman's benefiton benefactor bill gates. apparently you're supposed to spend at least $20. i think he blew that out of the water. way to make everyone look bad. on the cbs "moneywatch." volkswagen settles its emissions cases and hollywood actor takes on the role of a butler. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. gains by big banks and travel companies pushed stocks
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higher. t volkswagen reached a settlement with u.s. regulators on the last 80,000 diesel vehicles impacted by the company's emissions cheating scandal. buyback for 25,000 owners. those owners will get substantial compensation on top of any repairs. volkswagen previously reached a deal for 475,000 diesel cars. general motors is cutting nearly half the work force at its only plant in detroit. the layoffs take effect in march and affecting 1,300 second-shift workers. this is the third gm plant to eliminate the second shift this year. gm sales are expected to drop this year for the first time since gm's 2009 bankruptcy. russian cyberthieves are cheating advertisers out of as much as $5 million by creating fake internet sites. a russian cyberforgery ring created more than 500,000 fake internet users and 225,000 fake
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websites to trick advertisers. the advertisers paid for ads that were never watched. the fraud began in september and is still going on. actor morgan freeman will be the voice behind facebook's artificial intelligence jarvis. >> good morning, jarvis. >> good morning, mark. it's saturday. so you only have five meetings. >> that is so cool! freeman's voice was picked by popular demand via facebook. freeman is the voice of google navigation app waves. >> morgan freeman is still the voice of god for me so i know if my phone says it's time to get out of bed, anne-marie, i will not be hitting the snooze button. >> i'm going to download that app with morgan freeman. i had no idea that was an option. >> that's cool. hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot,
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a manhunt the under way in germany for the person or persons responsible for the truck attack on a crowded berlin christmas market. 24 people were killed and 48 others injured monday. a man taken into custody was released and isis says it's responsible for the attack. at least 29 people were killed by a series of explosions at a fireworks market outside mexico city. the market was filled with holiday shoppers. another 72 were injured and it is unclear what set off the original blast. this is the third fire and large explosion at the market since 2005. in washington, d.c. a new law would provide the most
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generous family lead benefits in the nation. chip reid has details. >> reporter: kristen garrity was working at a smaul d.c. nonprofit two years ago when she became pregnant with her son. >> i realized i wouldn't be eligible for any kind of leave. >> reporter: she is a strong supporter of the district of columbia's bill to provide eight weeks of paid leave for parents of a newborn or adopted child. it would be one of the most generous plans in the nation. what is the most important thing in the d.c. paid leave bill to you? >> for me, it's recognizing my value as a mother. >> reporter: employees would receive as much as 90% of their pay, up to $1,000 a week. most aimed at low wage workers and paid for by a payroll tax increase on d.c. businesses. >> this is just a traditional liberal politics where you create programs and you stick the middle class with the bill. >> reporter: the head of the
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d.c. chamber of commerce vincent orange is seeing red. >> the community can provide that same benefit without raising taxes. in fact, there are a number of business that offer better leave packages. >> reporter: only three states, california, new jersey, and rhode island, have paid leave laws. new york's will take effect in 2018. >> reporter: president-elect trump on the advice of daughter ivanka. the mayor has threatened a veto not because she opposes paid leave but because about two-thirds of the benefits would go to commuters who live in maryland and virginia. chip reid, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," drones are the hottest gifts this christmas. we will show you some high-tech ways drone pilots are prevented
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pfrom entering restricted territory. the m jan crawford sits down with country music duo high valley. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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a driver, gunned down. the disturbing discovery police make up side a call with call to investigate shots fired overnight. came at worst possible time fire breaks out at peddler's village in bucks county just days before christmas. the the two shops where workers are cleaning up this morning. remembering victims memorial will grows near a place where truck driver rammed through a berlin christmas market as a hunt for that driver, intensifies. today is wednesday, december 21st, good morning, i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. today is first day of winter. let check your morning forecast with katie and traffic with meisha. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> we're all back together. >> katie, welcome back.


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