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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, january 5th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking for a deep freeze. the snow is gone. now a blast of bone-chilling cold air is on the way. on sale now, "fire and fury," the book president trump didn't want released hit store shelves overnight. and the marijuana legalization could be in trouble as the attorney general ramps up a federal fight. good morning from the studio
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headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. millions of people up and down the east coast are waking up to dangerously cold temperatures after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region with snow, ice, and wind. more than a foot of snow fell in many places across the northeast yesterday. in new england, coastal flooding reached historic levels. there have been at least 18 weather-related deaths. hena doba is here in new york with the very latest. hena, good morning r good morning, anne-marie. after the winter weather dropped several inches of snow here in columbus, they're bracing for a deep freeze. many will be waking up to temperatures in the teens or single digits. a woman in massachusetts being rescued by a front loader. the first floor flooded aft edf the snow
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enough. others nearby also experienced historic flooding. >> it was pounding. >> reporter: nearly 500 national guard members were called in for flood merges in several states. most are still digging out from the snow. plymouth, connecticut, got caught off guard by almost a foot and a half. the accumulation in maryland was so bad in parted even these two snow plows got stuck and in new york city, the iconic lights and signs were barely visible at the height of the storm. this tractor trailer was left blocking an intersection. as extreme cold is expected to freeze anything that hasn't been shoveled away. officials all day on the coast are asking people to stay off the roads. police officers in particularly warm weaer
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south carolina are particularly worried about drivers who have never had to deal with icy conditions. >> unless you're driving a zambo zamboni, you're not going to be able to control the vehicle, especially at higher speeds. >> reporter: many states will be in for another round early next week as a system developing in the northwest makes its way east. forecasters are predicting with the bitter cold and high winds, some areas will feel as low as minus 15 degrees. anne-marie. >> oh, that sounds absolutely awful. hena doba here in new york city. thank you so much. well, more than a thousand flights are already canceled today as airports up and down the east coast try to dig out from the snow and ice. nearly 5,000 flights were canceled yesterday. jfk international airport was forced to close, and operations were shut down at boston's logan int international airport. planes circled in the air looking
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lachbltd one british airways flight had to turn around and go back to london. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the latest. >> after our major storm that brought accumulating snow from florida all the way up to maine, it's all about the cold now. a big bitter blast of cold air is coming down and setting up shot across parts of the great lakes, the northeast, and the coast. we have widespread windchill advisories and freeze warnings all the way down to west florida. so that care air extends all the way down to the coldest and sunniest spots. they'll be quite chilly by florida standards as we look at friday. here are your windchills. throughout friday, a lot of winds still being generated by that storm system and the windchill values will stay very low at the start of the weekend.
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not very high. many will be record-setting friday into saturday, anywhere from cleveland to boston where highs will stay in the single digits to start the weekend. do we want some good news. a chance for some milder air to begin fighting bachlkt good old-fashioned january thaw a week after that. changes are coming. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. on to politics now. president trump reportedly pushed jeffrey sessions. "the new york times" first reported the president told white house counsel to urge sessions not to step aside. sessions recused himself in march. the "times" said when mcgahn was not successful the president got angry. the white house did not respond to a request for comments. >>th
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and fury: inside the trump white house" went on sale at midnight. "business insider" author michael wolff. i turned him down many times for author of phony book. i never spoke to him for book. full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don't exist. look at his past and watch what happens to him and sloppy steve. the president's lawyers tried to block the release of the book after edwards' release this week. mola lenghi reports. >> reporter: president trump tried to distance himself. bannon quoted the book that is highly critical of the president. >> the big picture here is a picture of a white house that is chaotic, of a president whose impulses whipsaw the white house
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of a lot of backstabbing, front stabbed. >> reporter: it was cede donald trump jr. and jared kushner were treasonous. >> it gives validation to something the white house and the president have been trying to undermine. >> reporter: when news of the trump tower meeting first broke, president trump huddled with advisers on air force one to discuss how to framt the meeting, but it may have cost the president one of his top lawyers. michael wolff writes mike kur reka real la had resigned. it would fall under mueller's investigation michael wolff also writes. president trump plans to meet with a bipartisan group of senators at the white house next week to try to wor
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immigration deal. lawmakers are trying to come up with a plan that extends the legal status of hundreds of thousands of d.r.e.a.m.ers who were brought to the u.s. as children. and there's new uncertainty in the movement to legalize marijuana. attorney general jeff sessions rescinded a policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. in a memo he said federal prosecutors can decide on their own how aggressively they enforce marijuana laws based on the demands of their district. the drug remains illegal federally even though some states have legalized it. in colorado his office will not change its approach in how it prosecutes marijuana crimes. north korea and south korea have agreed to their first talks. it will be the first talk in two years. a seoul
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at a border village to discuss how to improve relations. this comes after the u.s. said it would delay exercises until after the olympics. the new year brought a new milestone on wall street. the dow jones industrial average closed above 25,000 for the first time ever yesterday. diane king hall is a new york stock exchange with that and more. diane, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the milestone comes actually two months -- less than two mosses after it passed the 20,000 number in november. all three major averages closed at new record highs. blue chips rallied some 150 points to reach 25,075. the nasdaq added nearly 11 points and the kicked off another 18 points. on wedne
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above 2700 for the first time ever key level. earlier the nasdaq closed above the 7000 mark for the first time. this is now the second longest bull market on record, anne-marie? >> and the year just started. diane king hall. we'll talk to you later. coming up on the "morning news" now, open water, why a ban in offsore drilling is in danger. and a massive fire breaks out in frigid chicago. this is the "cbs morning news." (avo) help control cravings and lose weight with contrave. it's fda-approved to help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. contrave is believed to work on two areas of the brain: your hunger center... i'm so hungry.
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those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the baltimore sun" said millions of dollars have been returned after the project grew too excessive or took too long. they've lost out on about $66 million on state money after approved repair projects didn't meet state regulations meant to prevent waste. the school system has received complaints about lack of heat in 60 schools that have left children shivering. the "washington post" reports on president trump's plan for drilling. it would allow drilling in most u.s. keynocontinental shelf wat and open up waters in california for the first time in more than three decades. the plan drew opposition from several governors including governors in florida and
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times-dispatch" says yancey won the election but they won't concede. it ended in a tie after the recount. yancey's name was pulled from a bowl yesterday to determine the winner. his victory allows republicans to keep a slim 51-49 majority in the house. simonds could ask for another recount. and the "houston chronicle" says nasa is launching a mission to study the little known boundary between earth and outer space. nasa will send a probe later this month to study the zone known as the ionosphere. it will looked a how communications are impacted. and britain's "guardian" says indiana jan jewelry was stolen in venice. thieves made off with jewelry
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it is so cold in florida it's causing iguanas to fall from the trees. they get stunned and get sluggish when it falls below 50 causing them to fall to the ground. many are still alive and move around again when they warm up. sea turtles stiffen up and float to shore. the wildlife has rescued over 150. on the "cbs moneywatch," tax season is upon us and new details about macy's and sears stores that are close. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning again. >> good morning. they'll decide which locations they'll be closing next. sears says
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39 sears storeses will close between march and april. that's in addition to 250 announced last year. macy's will shed some cutting about 5,000 jobs. it's about an overall plan to close some 150 places. cdc warns romaine lettuce may be linked to e. coli. five were hospitalized and two died. the cdc says the outbreak started in mid-november. and tax season will begin monday, january 29th, mark your calendars. the irs said it will start accepting paper and electronic filings that day. the deadline is april 17
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for another day of freezing temperatures. mary marshall is here to tell us what we know to know. good morning, everyone. the big story here is the wind chill because it will feel much colder than what the actual air temperature is. for example, right now in dc we have clear skies out there. it's 14 degrees with the winds still up to 22 miles per hour. it feels like 4 degrees below zero. these are the dangerous wind chills that we are talking about. it's 11 degrees in gaithersburg, 12 in manassas and 14 in leesburg. these feels like temperature are 4 degrees below zero in fredericksburg, 10 degrees below zero in hagerstown and in western maryland in oakland it feels like 25 degrees below zero. there's some school districts that have closed for good reason. we are under a wind chill advisory until 12:00 for those dangerous wind chills
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feel like we are at sub zero temperatures. that's the big take away. right now over to traffic where ellen is covering some breaking news. traffic is being diverted i'm hearing. >> right. traffic is being diverted near rock creek parkway because of a water maine break. larry shot this video on his way to the station. good job, larry. it's virginia avenue and rock creek parkway. u.s. park police tell us that the break happened at 27th and i and the water from that break ran down and froze over. now the water has been shut off so we are not seeing that flowing anymore. salt crews are on their way. they are hoping to treat this area. total traffic actually stopped on
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lincoln watch out because we morning. closure this morning. so we'll keep watching that. that's the only report of a water main break this morning. we have one other small issue, joplin road closed at 95 for an accident. >> thank you. some of the biggest countier fax, prince william. montgomery county you're on a two-hour delay. you can find that full list on our wusa 9 app. local news in dc, dc united will play their first game at the new audi field on july 14th. it will be a big milestone for soccer fans. the field is under way. it will be united first permanent home since 1996. the news at 4:30 starts right now. >> this is wake up washington on wusa 9.
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good morning. my goodness, i think it's the coldest morning, at least feels like it's the coldest morning that we've had in a very long time. maybe a year. >> it was certainly rough. another very interesting run fry car this morning. >> takes your breath away when you walk outside. thank you for joining us. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm larry miller. we are tg ing about closures and cancelations at the bottom of your screen. mary marshall was busy yesterday, going to be busy again today as we are tracking another day of cold temperatures. >> absolutely. you know what, larry, it's the s really concerning out there. area wide it feels like we are below zero in most spots. feels like 4 degrees below zero in washington and in frederick. it feels like 6 degrees below zero in winchester. culpeper feels like
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we are looking for wind chills of 10 degrees below zero around the metro area, the mountain wind chills up to 30 degrees below zero. you can get frostbite within 30 minutes in the mountains. that's going to be a dangerous situation for us. it's going to feel like below zero until noon. that's when we will finally feel like we are in the teens. 14 in dc right now. those winds out of the west, no2 2 miles per hour, gusting to 29 miles per hour. you may have heard them howling throughout the night. they are still pretty active winds this morning so that's making us feel much, much colder. let me take you through the next few hours. at 8:00 a.m. we feel like 11 degrees below zero in gaithersburg, 7 degrees below zero in leesburg. once we get to the noon hour that's when you will finally begin to see those temperatures feeling like they are at least above zero. by noon we feel like 2 degrees in dc. if you're fth


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