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>> this is this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor.
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watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! >> reporter: the internet lit up, and her long-time partner, stedman graham, added fuel to the fire, telling the l.a. time has the winfrey would absolutely run for president if the people want her to. a notable shift from last fall. >> she's lost her mind. >> reporter: when winfrey, who is a special correspondent for "60 minutes," laughed off the notion of a bid on "cbs this morning." >> there will be no running for office of any kind for me. >> reporter: but the democratic field in 2020 is wide open. which could prove enticing for a well-known, well-funded media mogul. >> oprah. i love oprah. >> reporter: in fact, her fellow billionaire, donald trump told larry king in 1999 that winfrey would be his first choice for v.p. >> if s
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be fantastic. she's popular. she's brilliant. she's a wonderful woman. report detractors say what she lacks is political experience, but so did mr. trump, and he began mulling a bid back in the 1980s, even talking it over with, who else, oprah. >> would you ever? >> probably not. i just don't think i really have the inclination to do it. i love what i'm doing. i really like it. >> also it doesn't pay as well. >> reporter: here on capitol hill, democratic reaction ranged from cautiously optimistic to downright jubilant. a poll last year pegged wintry's approve rating well above donald trump's, but, jeff, 70% of those recorrespondent dents said they didn't want her to run for president either. >> glor: nancy cordes, thank you very much. the talk of a wintry challenge comes as the president defends himself following the publication of a sensational new book. here is chief white house correspondent major garrett. >> the
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country. what's going to happen here? we don't know from day to day. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning," author michael wolff said there are times when members of president trump's inner circumstance israel so alarmed by his unpredictability and temper they wonder if they should take extraordinary measures. >> they don't say the cabinet is going to remove the president, but they do say things like, this is a little 25th amendmenty here. >> reporter: under the 25th amendment, if a majority of the president's cabinet and the vice president agree the president is mentally unfit, a president can be removed from office. if the president objects, two-thirds of the house and senate must support removal. white house insiders flatly deny wolff's report that they talk about the president's mental fitness. over the weekend, mr. trump described himself as a very stable genius. he trumpeted his mental acuity. >> i was an excellent student. i came o
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balanceons of dollars, became one of the top business people, went to television and for ten years was a tremendous success, as you probably have heard. ran for president one time and won. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham ran against mr. trump and lost. >> i think he's a cook. i think he's crazy. i think he's unfit for office. >> reporter: and has since changed his mind. >> what concerns me about the american press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of cook, not fit to be president. >> we have a copy of "fire and fury" at the store for you. >> reporter: wolff's book "fire and fury" is flying off the shelve, but he is not first to raise questions about mr. trump's mental health. in this 2016 book about mr. trump's mental competency, numerous psychologists and thairnses argue delusional levels of grandiosity, impulsivity and the compulsions of mental impairment when combined with an
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for the rule of law are a toxic mix. the authors admit they diagnosed from a distance, doing so out of an ethical obligation the warn the country. president trump will receive his first physical as commander-in-chief friday, a psycychological examination will not be part of the process. jeff? >> glor: major, we're also hearing talk about a possible face-to-face meeting between the president and the special counsel, robert mueller. what do you know about that? >> it was discussed in a december 22nd meeting between the president's attorney and robert mueller and his team. they are sort of fencing about the obligations of the president and what kind of questions robert mueller and his team might present. and there are conversations about whether this will be in person, whether they will be written. those close to the white house fully expect there will be an interview of some kind, but the presidents lawyers are trying to protect executive privilege but the president's prerogative whether or not to agree to an interview and whether or not it will be a deposition or not. all of that still subject to
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white house. major, thank you very much. the storm that hit the northeast last week is long gone, but, john f. kennedy international airport in new york still hasn't recovered. more flights were delayed today, and travelers are still looking for their luggage. transportation correspondent kris van cleave is at j.f.k. >> chaos. >> reporter: terminal four at j.f.k. today was more like a scavenger hunt as weary flyers searched through this mountain of unclaimed luggage just as another winter storm was causing more delays and cancellations. >> we looked through hundreds of bags and they weren't there, and then i finally found out that they were in another section. >> reporter: last thursday's storm started the chain of events. it closed runways that forced 159 flights to divert to other airports. when those planes finally made it to j.f.k., they had to contend with regularly scheduled flight, mounds of snow, frigid temperatures, and not enough open gates. then on sunday, a water main broke and flooded terminal four.
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down on to the terminal. three inches of standing water knocked out the power and heat for a time. the port authority, the airport's operator, is being blamed for a breakdown in communication. >> airlines described it as chaos. the f.a.a. indicated they weren't getting clear communication from the port authority as to what was going on on the ground at j.f.k. on saturday. what happened? >> what i'm saying to you is that an investigation is needed. we are starting it. an we are committed to following it wherever it leads. >> reporter: the american society of civil engineers gives u.s. aviation infrastructure a d, saying another $4 billion a year is needed to keep up with growing demand or what happened at j.f.k. could happen a lot more often. >> here we have a system where people fly around on the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world, yet we're relying on infrastructure systems, where they land and the airports they have to go through, that are just aging and aging. >> reporter: f.a.a. did s
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that there would be an open gate before they could depart on saturday, and it is worth noting both american airlines and jetblue thinned their flight schedules and operated without issues. jeff? >> glor: kris, thank you very much from j.f.k. officials of the two koreas are holding a rare meeting tonight along the border. it is a surprise move, and while there is plenty to talk about, they will start small. ben tracy is in seoul. >> reporter: for the past two years, an official from south korea has picked up the phone in the border village of pan moon jom and dialed hit counterpart in the north. no one answered until last week. three days into the new year, the north agreed to talks inside the so-called "peace house" of the demilitarized zone between the two koreas. but the main topic of conversation will not be the north's nuclear arsenal but whether two north korean figure skaters will compete in the
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using the olympics to thaw relations with north korea has been the goal of south korean president moon jae-in. if athletes from the north attend, it's hoped kim jong un will be less likely to disrupt the games with a missile launch, but direct talks between north and south leaves the united states on the sidelines. president trump wants to isolate kim jong-un's regime until it gives up its weapons program. >> he knows i'm not messing around. i'm not messing around, not even a little bit. >> reporter: but this weekend the president reversed himself. he took credit for the talks and also said he would be willing to speak with kim jong-un. >> i very much want to see it work out between the two countries. i would like to see them getting involved in the olympics and maybe things go from there. >> reporter: in seoul, we found people are cautiously optimistic. >> ( translated ): north korea will probably not give up their nuclear program, but i believe that there will be less ov
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>> reporter: it's unclear why north korea has suddenly decided to talk, but it could be that international sanctions are taking a toll on its economy or it's simply trying to drive a wedge between the u.s. and south korea. jeff? >> glor: ben, thank you. well, oprah winfrey got much of the attention at the golden globes last night. she was one of a sea of women with a unified message that had nothing to do with the award and everything to do with change in hollywood and beyond. mireya villarreal has that. >> reporter: one of-'s most famous parties turn entered a protest sunday night. >> time's up! >> time is up. >> folks, time's up. >> reporter: taking center stage at the golden globes was the time's up movement, a grassroots initiative created in response to sexual assault allegations against hollywood mogul harvey weinstein. for more than 20 years, weinstein used his success at the golden globes to campaign for the oscars, garnering over
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>> it's 2018. marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn't. >> reporter: host seth meyers wasted no time. >> for the male nominees in the room tonight, this is first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. >> reporter: presenting for best director, natalie portman took her own shot at the industry. >> and here are the all-male nominees. >> reporter: most years the red carpet is finished with bright colors, but this year none of that. actors, act imrors, staff and journalists all wearing black in solidarity. several actresses brought anti-harassment activists as their guest, promising to do more for women in all industries. >> we see you. question hear you. we will tell your story. >> may we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north star.
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presenters to performers, the night was dominated by strong women with a very clear message: >> trust me. the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. we are here for the work. >> reporter: mireya villarreal, cbs news, beverly hills, california. >> now to some other stories we're following. we learned today that mitt romney was treated last year for prostate cancer. the cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate. romney is 70 and considering a run for the utah senate seat now held by the retiring orrin hatch. scores of firefighters rushed to an early morning fire atop trumple tower in new york city. eric trump, the president's son, described it as a small electrical fire in the cooling tower. there were three minor injuries. some in southern california marced out of their homes by
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again being told to evacuate. officials in santa barbara county are concerned rain will cause mudslides in areas devastated by the thomas fire. and there is much more ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." >> it's a strain that's been seen before, and it's not clear why the volume of infections are so high. >> nature's beauty on two planets. snow in the sahara, clouds on jupiter. >> i've seen one coronation and been the recipient of another. >> and while a journey the n a gold coach may have looked like something out of a fairy tale, apparently it was a bumpy ride. yeah, 103. well, let me ask you guys. how long did it take you two to save that? a long time. then it's a fortune. well, i'm sure you talk to people all the time who think $100k is just pocket change. right now we're just talking to you.
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medical center near san diego, in new year ushered in a brutal flu season. emergency room nursing director michelle gunner. >> the day came when we have extended waves in the emergency department, up to eight or nine hours for patients to be seen. we need to figure out another space. >> reporter: that space turned out to be a triage tent set up outside the e.r. have you had body aches, as well? california is one of the 26 states reporting high flu activity. san diego county has more than 7,000 confirmed cases. that's more than eight times the number seen this time last year. other areas are also feeling the strain. some miami hospitals are preparing flu tents. emergency visits at one ohio hospital surged 10% to 15% in a single week. a hospital system in dallas is at critical capacity, and it's rerouteing non-emergency breast cancer patients. dr. alan hanson heads up
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palamar's e.r. >> it's a flu strain that's been seen before. it's in the clear why the volume of infections is so high at this time. >> reporter: the strain, h3n2, tends to cause especially severe illness last. season's vaccine was only 32% effective against h3n2. it's unclear how effective this year's vaccine will be, and the c.d.c. has advised beginning anti-viral treatment as soon as possible with drugs like tamiflu. even though the flu shot may only be partially effective, the c.d.c. still recommends getting it, because some protection is better than none, and if you do get the flu, having had the vaccine might lessen the severity. >> glor: jon lapook, thanks very much. when we come back here tonight, an out-of-this-world photo of jupiter. bounty is more absorbent, so the roll can last 50% longer than the leading ordinary brand. so you get more "life" per roll.
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>> glor: the trump administration said today it will end special protection for nearly 200,000 it glance from el salvador. the
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after a 2001 earthquake there that killed more than 1,000 people. now they have until september of next year to leave the u.s. or face deportation. for all of us shivering through this winter, we are not alone. this is the sahara desert in algeria. it snowed there this weekend for just the third time in nearly 40 years. some places got a dusting. others more than a foot. as pretty as this is to look at, look at these photos of the weather on jupiter. wow. the blue and gray swirls are clouds and storms. the images were taken by nasa's juno spacecraft and then enhanced become on earth. and from our largest planet to our newest star, the boys in california stole the spotlight from their father before the golden globes. no point in trying to shoo him off. he was insistent. >> he wants to be part of. this. >> hi. >> glor: he
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around his dad, who did his best the carry on. in the end, a final wave for the camera. >> thank you very much for having us. >> bye. >> glor: up next, the queen takes us back to the beginning. >> this portion of the "cbs evening news" is sponsored by: e with those we love, but when your psoriasis is bad, does it ever get in the way? embrace the chance of 100% clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to help people with moderate to severe psoriasis achieve completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. in fact, 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them.
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>> not very comfortable. >> reporter: for a woman who never does interview, the queen seemed comfortable talking to the bbc recently about the day she was crowned. >> it's the beginning of one's life really as a sovereign. >> reporter: 65 years later, what the queen remembers is the weight of st. edward's crown, almost five pounds. >> there are some disadvantages to crown, but otherwise they're quite important things. >> i think aside from her wedding day, it was the most important day of her entire life. the day she became monarch at the age of just 27 and took on the most enormous job for a young woman at that time. it was extraordinary. >> such fun for the children. >> reporter: westminster abbey really hasn't changed much in the 65 years since queen elizabeth was crowned here. but she has changed, and so has the attitude of
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this documentary reflects that openness. so did the wedding of william and kate, which helped reverse waning interest in the british royal family. today's pictures of princess charlotte going to nursery school have been viewed online tens of thousands of times already. and may will be a megamonofor the royals when prince harry and american meghan markle tie the knot. and while the queen has never been one to grab the spotlight, it's still clear who wears the crown. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> glor: and the coronation airs this sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the smithsonian channel that. is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor. good night.
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it has been happening for a long time. when people didn't feel they could speak up. i am very proud to stand in a room with people who speak out against gender inequality, sexual harassment and the pettiness that has poisoned politics. >> doing things like dressing in black is not going to change the world but i think it is saying, i am with you. >> i am proud to stand with my sisters. >> hello and welcome to off script.

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