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♪ it's tuesday, december 20th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight -- officials in berlin suspect terrorism after a truck plowed into a packed christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. this morning, efforts are under way to step up security in the u.s. also breaking, hours after a russian ambassador was assassinated in ankara, the u.s. shutters its embassy in turkey, just across the street, after shots were fired overnight. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom here at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, german police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack on a berlin christmas market. at least 12 people were killed when a truck loaded with steel beams plowed through a crowd monday night at least 50 others were injured. elizabeth palmer is there with the latest. >> good morning. earlier, police have towed away the truck that plowed into one of berlin's most famous christmas markets. examining it for evidence to help scomplien why anybody would have used it as a deadly weapon. the truck itself was from poland. security forces say it was driven by a 23-year-old pakistani man known to police for minor offenses and was actually staying in a refugee center.
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and he, of course to witness jumped out of the truck once it had stopped and sprinted away from the dead and dying victims. but he was arrested about a while away from the scene and is now being interprrogated. we do know that isis and al qaeda both have called on their followers to use trucks to attack crowds. and security officials had warned in the runup to this christmas season that markets and other festive gathers might be targeted. we've seen this rather crude form of attack before. this summer in nice, in southern france. a young tunisian living there drove a truck down by the beach. in this berlin attack, another man, a polish citizen was in the cab as it plowed into that crowd but he died at the scene as paramedics treated him. some reports coming out of
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driver of the truck that was badly wounded when the truck was hijacked. elizabeth, thank you. less than a month ago, the state department called for increased caution at public gathers in europe. last night's incident prompted increased security. several large police vans were placed at entrances to a christmas market in chicago. they were also increased police patrols. the annual market attracts hundreds of thousands each year. and heavily armed officers were patrolling a market here in new york city as well. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk about the berlin attack with john miller, the deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the new york city police department. in turkey now. the united states embassy and two consulates are closed this morning after a man fired shots in the air just outside of the embassy in
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the u.s. embassy is located just across the street where the russian ambassador to turkey was shot hours earlier. the asill lant was a turk kish police officer and he was killeded in a shoot-out with police. holly williams has details. >> reporter: the assassin shot the russian ambassador from behind. remember aleppo, remember syria, he shouted. murdering andrei karlov apparently until revenge for russia's deadly intervention in syria. shooter was a 22-year-old turkish police officer, later shot in the streets by turkish security forces. it comes a week after thousands rallied in turkey, protesting support for the syrian regime. russian air strikes were escalating, to control the city of aleppo, forcing the
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evacuation of thousands of civilians. some of them will end up here, at the communal camp in northern syria where agents are putting up new tentses. we visited. the people already living here say they have nothing but mud. we can't keep our children warm said this man. he told us he's been living here with his five children for over a year, after their home in aleppo. we've done everything to stay warm. even piled up plastic bags. there's one for 200 people. this woman told us she's 95 years old and wants to die. god save us, she said. we need your mercy. but even alkanuna was bombed last may. this man is
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rebel fighter. he joined the hardline islamic group that now controls this area. leaving aleppo isn't the end, he told us. the revolution will continue even if we all die. but if it's not the end of the line in this miserable war it's difficult to imagine what is. russia's air campaign condemned by the u.s. has helped the victory for the syrian regime in aleppo but it has not stopped syria's civil war from spilling into its borders. with its violence. holly williams, cbs news, near the turkey/syria border. president-elect donald trump addressed it. he said the murder of an ambassador is a violation of all rules of civil i'ded order and must be unial
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back here and in politics, mr. trump officially won the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency. the electoral college is yesterday. just two defected. >> texas now puts president trump over the top. >> a motion for the president-elect calls a report that mr. trump plans to keep a private security team after he's sworn in. complete nonsense. politico said mr. trump will not solely rely on personal protection. this is a break in tradition. he will continue to be surrounded by longtime allies, including security. but the main protection will fall to the secret service. but one former secret service agent says even that type of arrangement increases the supervise's liability and it
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greater risk. the underwater drone that it captured last week. the drone was returned to a u.s. navy ship in international waters about 50 miles from the way in the philippines. the drone uses unclassified technology to collect ocean 0 graphic data. first lady michelle obama sat down with her first interview with oprah winfrey. mrs. obama made it clear she will not be running for political office. >> no, that's one thing that i don't do. i don't make stuff up, i'm not coy. i'm very direct. i don't believe in playing games. it's not something i would do. but it also speaks to the fact that people really don't understand how hard this is. and it's not something you that
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cavalierly just ask a family to do again. maybe because we got it wrong or we think you got it wrong. you just go back and do it. you're the closest thing to that, so, you do it. but let me just tell america, this is hard. it's a hard job. i said it on the campaign trail. it requires a lot of sacrifice. it is waiis weighty thing. it's not something that you even look to one family to take on at that level for that long of a period of time. >> mrs. obama says she would never run for office because of the impact it would have on her family. >> the president of the front tear airlines pilots union said the airlines fell on its face. frontier hopes to return to normal operations today after a major weekend meltdown when frontier cancelled 70% of its flights because there was more snow than expected in denver. some
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stranded. and others have not been able to locate checked bags for days. >> it was wall-to-wall luggage. you could barely walk. >> i took a budget airline. that's my fault. i don't know, i feel like i paid for a flight. >> frontier apologized and is offering refunds to passengers affected by significant delays or cancellations. coming up on the "morning news" now, a controversial bathroom law may soon be history. 11 states and north carolina move to appeal the law for transgender rights. and a star gets a surprise. when coughing keeps your family awake. breathe easier with vicks vaporub. soothing cough relief that starts working instantly. yep, got tno, no, no,ll she wantebe right home.
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city police killed four men in less than two months in 2005. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the dismissal of bias complaints against a judge whose sentencing of a rapist was widely criticized. six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. prosecutors sought a six-year term. >> the "washington post" reports a historic number of pardons by president obama. he shortened prison terms of 153 nonviolent drug offenders. that's the most clemency ever issued by a president in one time. "the new york times" reports a drop in the number of work-related deaths among journalists. at least 48 were killed this year, but that's down from 72 in 2015. more than half of this year's victims were killed in war
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the definition of surreal is marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream. >> merriam-webster announced its word of the year. and it's surreal. that's the word "surreal." the selection was based on the number of searches for the word and surreal topped queries three times as much in 2016. the turkey attempted coup and the attack in nice. and also in the aftermath of the 2016 election. so keeping it on topic,
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deplorable and big league were also popular searches. bigly is a real word, just so you know. on the "cbs moneywatch," privacy concerns over cell phone tracking. and facebook launches a group video. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. good morning, anne-marie. technology and industrial stocks continue to tried around all-time highs. the dow jones gained 39 points. the s&p 500 rose 4. and the nas zack gained just 20. the head of the international monetary fund christine lagarde will keep her position despite being convicted of negligence. the negligence case goes back to lagarde's time as minister. imf executive boardra
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. [ applause ] a shock last night for notre dame junior guard matt farrell. he and the crowd had just watched the video from he and his brother bo. but bo was actually in the arena. and to top it all off, the irish won. >> it is that time of year when the salvation army hopes you'll drop a little something in heir kettle. zeke elliott of the cowboys added his reminder sunday by deti
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a possible terror attack at a christmas market. investigators are trying to learn about the driver are in a truck crash that -- driver in a truck crash that killed at least 12 people. and a nation of frustrated
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16th of its last 17 monday night games. and good news this morning in the weather department. unless you are hoping for a white christmas. allyson rae has the forecast. >> hey, guys. we will see some nice, quiet weather all week long. temperatures will slowly increase as well. now yesterday, we looked at the numbers and we were 30 degrees cooler than we were on sunday. and this morning, we take another dip down. pretty chilly out there. we are 5 to 10 degrees colder than yesterday. we have teens out here. not a lot of wind but that's what helped drop the temperatures overnight. 19, that's the temperature for gaithersburg. 28 for washington. 17 for culpeper. not a lot of wind today. we do have a few high clouds hanging around but expect a lot of sunshine. the clouds will depart. highs today, typical for this time of the year. much of the day
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we will top out in the low to mid-40s. we will talk about the christmas forecast later. allyson, we have a closure to report this morning, mainly on 14th street in the northbound lanes. harvard street, shut down eastbound and westbound just between 14th and 15th in northwest. excuse me, it's southbound once you pass by harvard street, delays there in northwest. and also, construction 66 eastbound. so into the city, between route 123 before you hit the metro station. it is a slow-moving vehicle. watch out, a couple lanes are closed. this was caught on camera, the dramatic moments a police officer was caught in danger. >> yeah, look and listen. >> we just got hit out here. 31, you okay? >> yeah, i'm
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>> police in ohio have released this video of a suv hitting a patrol car. and they say the woman did it on purpose, as part of a suicide attempt. the officer and other driver in the back of the cruiser did not suffer serious injuries. the latest source of tension with china is apparently over this morning. the defense ministry says they have returned a u.s. military drone seized last week. the drone was operating in the south china sea but in international waters. china said they removed the drone to ensure safe navigation for passing ships. and for the second time in three day, president barack obama spent his time in hawaii playing golf. people lined up to catch a look at the president. he golfed for about five hours before waving to the crowd
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anding back to his vacation -- crowd before heading back to his vacation rental. well, the redskins controlled their own destiny until they dropped the ball late last night. >> good morning, i'm mikea turner in for jan jeffcoat. >> and i'm larry miller in for mike hydeck. yeah, the skins lost last night. we like to kick things off with weather and traffic. and ellen bryan has a look at the roads this morning but we start off with first alert meteorologist allyson rae. and i got your christmas card in the mail. great scene. >> it was. >> game of throne, loved it. >> last year, we did house of card theme. this year, game of thrones. next year, stay tuned. yeah, thanks. all right, we are looking at a nice day today for sure. temperatures are on the cold side. temperatures into the teens right now. not a lot of wind. 19 right now as you
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dulles. 25 for leesburg. highs todays, we're going to get into the 40s. winds turn out of the southeast, sunshine later on tonight. and back to the 30s and even 20s first thing in the morning. town by town, 41 for andrews. grab the sunglasses, it will be a beautiful day. the chance for showers coming up in a little bit. ellen, good morning. good morning. usually we have construction this time of the morning. today is no exception. however, they have also have vehicles slow-moving. so watch out northbound through fredericksburg on 95 between route 1, plank road is where you will notice a couple lanes closed. and the same on 66 eastbound between 123 and the metro administration. and harvard street eastbound and westbound, it's utility work, slow on southbound on 14th street in northwest. >> thank you so much. because of sunday's result, the redskins found themselves with a simple path


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