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he played football, beloved by his classmates and his teachers. the week before christmas, he headed to a friend's house to play video games. he wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time. he hadn't made a bad decision. he was exactly where any other kid would be, your kid. my kids. and then gunmen started firing. xavion, who was in high school hadn't even gotten started in life. he doe on top of three girls to shield them from the bullets. and he was shot in the head. he gave his life to save theirs, an act of hero wichl, a lot bigger than anything we should expect from a 15-year-old.
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his life for his friends. >> there hars been an arrest in the death of xavion dobson. we'll be right back. >> almost 60 million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words. i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it's easy to start an action team at your school so you, too, can get in on the action.
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all: cbs cares! there's also been an arrest in the shooting death of a college student in den ton, texas, in what may been an act of road rage. the suspect is a marine corporal, eric johnson, arrested today in yuma, arizona. he's accused of gunning down a 20-year-old early new year's day as she drove with friends home from a party. in another big story today, floodwaters are reseeding along some parts of the mississippi, but rising in others. tonight, 23 illinois counties have been declared disaster areas. >> this is where the mississippi river is pouring into one of the poorest counties in the state of illinois -- alexander county.
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which failed four days ago, and now that breach is nearly a mile wide. more than 125 properties in alexander county have been flooded. david willis owns three of them. the mississippi river is at his front door. >> looks like you built this in the middle of a lake. willis was one of the people in a flood zone who accepted a state buyout and agreed to leave. when did they offer you the buyout? >> right after the floodwater went down. >> reporter: in 2011? >> yes. >> reporter: and you took it? >> yes. >> reporter: and you haven't gotten the money? >> nope. >> reporter: he had the money to move away and have the state reimburse him. richard johnson turned down the offer. >> i told my wife, we can't afford to move. you can't just up and move like that. >> reporter: johnson says he doesn't have the money to start over. the median income in alexander
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than half of the state's median income. as for david willis, whether or not he gets his money, he's made up his mind. do you think you'll ever come back? >> nope. >> reporter: because of that? >> because of that. >> reporter: that's the levee that was breached because of floodwater that started further north and killed 25 people in illinois and missouri. it may be two years before this breach is repaired. it could be two weeks before the flooded areas are dry. but the good news is the water is reseeding, bahhing into the mississippi river, which is above flood stage from here to louisiana. >> thanks. the warming pacific current known as el nino is powering storms in the west. >> here's ben tracy. >> reporter: the rain came down hard, up to an inch an hour, snarling roadways and covering part of the 101 freeway in mud.
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for the mega rain. the driver jumped to higher ground. people living in areas charred by wildfires were encouraged to evacuate. steel netting had been installed to catch large debris. hal hyman lives below the mountains and decided to leave. >> at nighttime, i don't want to go to sleep wondering if the debris is going to come down again. >> bill passert is a kiemtologist. >> the fact of the matter is we need all of this rain. >> this is going to be a fantastic affect on drought. we can anticipate anywhere from four to six inches of rain here in los angeles, which is normally double what we get in january. >> the l.a. river is rushing tonight, sending billions of gallons of washington out to the ocean. the good news is that is what prevents los angeles from flooding. there is more rain in the
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southern california tomorrow. >> ben tracy reporting this weekend, thank you. >> today in afghanistan, one u.s. service member was killed, two others were wounded in to a fierce battle near the southern city of marja. the taliban had been advancing. american special operations forces are supporting the afghan military. in the race for the next commander-in-chief, ronald reagan once said the 11th commandment is tthou shall not speak ill of the another republican. he wouldn't recognize the melee just four weeks before iowa. here's major garret. >> reporter: this ad from a super pac backing ted cruz mocked marco rubio's foreign policy toughness. >> i know i have a debate, but i have to get this fantasy football thing right.
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rubio for filibusters. >> if you want to defeat isis, rick santorum is your president. >> reporter: the super pac branded chris christie an out of step liberal. >> chris christie, liberal energy-loving, obama care medicaid expanding president is enough. >> rubio and cruz sell themselves as positive candidates who don't attack their opponents, leaving that job to their million dollar funded super pacs. the super pacs are supposed to operate independently from the campaigns, although rubio today says he does support his group's message. >> these are serious policies. >> super pac ads don't necessarily tip the scale. the group backing jeb bush spent tens of millions, only to see bush's poll numbers tumble, leaving bush to scramble for attention on live tv. today, vowing he's been tougher than anyone on donald trump.
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you have t ttake on the bully head on and that's what i'm doing. >> christie told "the washington post" that rubio can't slime his way to the white house. those attacks came from a super pac and not rubio himself was a distinction lost on christie, as it may very well be for voters. >> major garret on the muddy campaign trail. thanks very much. in new york, in the democratic race, bernie sanders took aim today at front-runner hallry clinton over her ties to wall street. he said wall street's greed is destroying the fabric of the nation. >> and here is a new year's resolution that i will keep if elected president and that is, if wall street does not end its greed, we will end it for them. >> sanders also vowed to break up the country's biggest financial firms.
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a new documentary has turned viewers into amateur detectives, and many are going to bat for a man serving life for murder. dean reynolds has this. >> reporter: thanks to a show on netflix, the website change.org has a big hit on its hands. >> we have stephen avery in custody. >> reporter: in less than a month, more than 250,000 people around the world have signed a petition on the site, demanding ustice for a man in prison for life and featured in a netflix documentary. mike jones is with change.org. >> for it to go from a few thousand signatures to upwards of 250,000 signers is phenomenal. really shows that this pe decision is tap into a national conversation. >> i didn't know how to handle it. >> reporter: it's all due to this series, "making a murderer"
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the story of stephen avery. he's the wisconsin man who served 18 years in prison before being exonerated, only to find himself in prison again on a murder conviction in 2007. since its debut, millions of viewers have spent hours binge watching it and discussing the case in online chat rooms. many viewers concluded avery was framed by authorities who lied and planted evidence. ken kratz who prosecuted avery and is now receiving death threats says the series is misleading. >> stephen avery is right where he needs to be. that's in prison for the rest of his natural life. >> reporter: avery's lawyer dean strang says the reaction to the series has included useful information fullback the defense.
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least sift and consider something that might be useful to one human being who right now is facing a slow death in prison. >> reporter: here in wisconsin, governor scott walker has the power to pardon someone, but during two terms in office, he has never used it. and scott, his aids say he cannot going to change that strategy now. >> dean reynolds, thank you very much. the justice department takes action after a cbs news
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that's next. we have an update tonight on our investigation of a
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dallas which mixes custom drugs. last year, jim axelrod and producer emily rand discovered downing labs sent people millions of dollars in medications they did not order. the lab was also investigated for unsanitary conditions. well, yesterday the department of justice filed an injunction that forces downing to stop mixing drugs until an outside expert inspects the facility. in a first for the u.s. military academy, today brigadier general diane holland was sworn in as commandant of cadets. she's a 1990 graduate of west point and served in iraq and afghanistan.
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tonight, we saved the last dance for mike strassman in atlanta. >> who is that middle age dude who can do it like them? >> once we started, i said i'm so bad, i said let's just film you all. they said no, you've got to be in it. >> ron clark, a former teacher of the year founded the ron clark academy in 200. it's a private nonprofit middle
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learning comes to life at warp speed here for kids who are academically diverse and often lower income. the viral video stars include seventh grader jaden lindsey. >> the message to get out there was to say that we can do fun things while learning at the same time. >> reporter: every student but one in the school's history has gone on to college. >> it's very indescribable the amount of love that is shown from the teachers towards us, and it really motivates us to push ourselves, be great academically and just be amazing citizens. >> reporter: is there a message in the video? >> i think the message in this video is something about who we are. at the ron clark academy, we're all about relationships with kids, building bonds and showing kids that you care, because when kids know you're willing to meet them where they are, and you're willing to work with them at their culture and interact with them in a positive way, they're going to respect you more and work harder.
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mold, ron clark and his kids keep busting the right moves. cbs news, atlanta. and that's the overnight news this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the morning news. and, of course, cbs this morning.
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york city, i'm scott pelley. >> welcome to the overnight news. the latest political battle over gun control have both sides of the issue locked and loaded. an emotional president obama announced his new executive actions in the east room of the white house surrounded by family members of those killed in gun violence. but on capitol hill, republican leaders are promising a court fight and vow to undo the president's actions if and when they retake the white house. jan crawford reports. >> and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our
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>> reporter: it was an emotional appeal. >> we maybe can't save everybody, but we can save some. >> reporter: and a political call to action. >> so the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold america hostage. we do not have to accept this is the price of security. >> reporter: the president called the actions common sense steps that respected the second amendment, and he expressed solidarity with the people who surrounded him at the white house -- a father who lost a 7-year-old, the daughters of the pastor at a charleston church, and a congresswoman nearly killed after being shot in the head. a. >> the right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to christians in charleston, south carolina. and that was denied jews in kansas city. and that was denied muslims in chapel hill and seikhs in oak creek.
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>> the directives focused largely on background checks including, requiring all gun dealer, even those who sell fire armts at gun shows and the internet to be licensed and conduct background checks. improve the current system to hire more to make background checks more efficient and eeffective. although the issue of stricter gun laws remains highly divisive, 92% of americans support background checks. but the president in the wake of the sandy hook shootings failed to get legislation through congress that would have expanded them. today, he says he wants voters to kick ardent gun rights supporters out of office. >> this is not that complicated. the reason congress blocks laws is because they want to win elections. and if you make it hard for them to win an election, if they
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course, i promise you. >> now the president could face constitutional challenges that these actions exceed his presidential authority. but the nra in a statement indicated today that it may hold off, saying the actions don't really appear to change anything and are simply political theatre. jan crawford, cbs news, the white house. the president's new gun control initiatives are all the talk on the campaign trail. hillary clinton called the executive actions a crucial step forward on gun violence. but republican ted cruz says they aren't worth the paper they're written on. major garret is in manchester, new hampshire, where five republican candidates spent the day stumping for votes. >> the battle for the republican nomination has reached a crucial and long anticipated turning point. the candidates are now turning on each other in tough tv ads. meanwhile, bill clinton tried to deflect some of donald trump's tougher rhetoric, telling voters here, he's just a happy
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anyone. >> i do not believe in my lifetime anyone has run for this job at a moment of great importance who was better qualified by knowledge, experience and temperament to do what needs to be done now. >> reporter: in new hampshire, on political ground, theclinton family made his first ssolo trip on his wife's behalf. the former president picked up with voters where he left off from hillary's 2008 primary victory in the granite state. >> >> meanwhile in iowa, the candidate herself hillary clinton continued her campaign, turning over a new trumpian leaf.
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his alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> donald trump was battling his rivals, needling ted cruz for copying his immigration plans. . >> he says we're going to build a wall. here's a good thing. he's a politician so he wouldn't know where to start. i know how to build a wall. >> don't engage in the mud slinging, don't engage in the games. >> rubio's action took on chris christie, a threat to rubio now in new hampshire. >> one high tax common core liberal energy loving obama care medicaid expanding president is enough. >> reporter: trump took heat for showing border crosses in morocco in his ad discussing illegal immigration in america. >> that was just video footage. it's just a display of what our country is going to look like. we're like a third world country. we're a dumping ground. >> reporter: republicans battling the trump campaign said
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video gaffe is going to tarnish trump or his tv ad. details for trump supporters they said is much less important than an overall message of strength in the face of perceived danger. one other thing, about the trump ad, it doesn't attack any republicans, only the president and hillary clinton. >> it turns out the militiamen occupying a refugee office in oregon didn't come prepared nor a long siege. it started out as a protest against the arrest of two ranchers for setting fires, and now the occupiers have taken to facebook asking for snacks and even clean socks. don blackstone has the latest. >> reporter: there was not a single law enforcement officer to be seen for miles in the wilderness that surrounds the wildlife refuge headquarters. but the county sheriff david ward had a message for those occupying it. >> you said erp here to help the citizens of the county. that help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation.
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it's time for you to leave our community. >> reporter: the armed group says it has no plans to leave. they even showed us around the compound they took over. how many people are living in here? they refused to say how many have joined the group they called citizens for constitutional freedom. the leader ammon bundy tweeted, we have no intentions of using force upon anyone, but if force is used against us, we will defend ourselves. they're demanding an inquiry into why ranchers dwight and steven hammond were ordered back to prison for setting fires on federal land after they had already served prison time. >> it has been left to us to decide whether we allow these things to go on or whether we make a stand. so they will not happen to other people across this country. >> reporter: but many in the area who support the hammonds oppose the occupation. >> it's so imperative that we
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issues that are peaceful, that are legal and that are productive. so that kind of leaves the occupiers out. >> the morning of august 6, i looked over at the big screen tv and i saw breaking news. 30 navy s.e.a.l.s. killed in a helicopter crash. >> i looked over and saw my wife coming through the front door. as soon as i turned and saw that navy chaplain, i knew that he was dead. >> he was the heart and soul of our family. >> my dad, he was always the person to go help other people. he loved being a navy s.e.a.l. i was really proud of him and everything that he did. >> he was good to all of us. he was kind, he was caring. >> chris was very proud to serve our country.
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he enjoyed helping others. the british parliament is up in arms that reports that the latest murderous spokesperson for the islamic state was arrested sick times in england on terror-related offenses. he was released each time and by the time the british government sent him a letter ordering him to surrender his passport, he was already on his way to syria. we have more from london. >> reporter: dahra converted to islam as a young man. in 2014, he was arrested with
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encouraging terrorism but leased on lack of evidence and immediately made a break for syria and joined isis tweeting, what a shoddy security system britain must have to allow me to breeze through europe to the islamic state. later using his isis name, he posted a photoof him holding a gun and his fifth child. in a recent video that shows the execution of five men, the man thought to be dhar is masked. in it, he taunts the british government. >> how strange it is that a leader of a small island -- >> dhar's sister says she can't be sure the masked man is her brother. >> i think it's a bit hard to say gwynn what i've seen. i'm not entirely convinced that it is. my honest opinion is that it might not be. >> reporter: but many other people who knew dhar think it probably is. one of the hundreds of british citizens now in syria, including
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the end of the video. he's thought to be about 4 years old. to establish the identity of that masked man conclusively, british intelligence services are going to examine as much as they can of his face behind the mask and also compare his voice with samples that they already have on file. this year's powerful el nino is bringing drenching rain up and down the california coast, but so far it's done little to end the state's four-year-long drought. nearly 90% of california is suffering under severe drought conditions. ben tracy took to the sky to see for himself the effects on the state's forests. >> reporter: we took off from an airfield near sacramento. minutes later, we saw this -- reservoirs at record lows and forests dying after four years of drought. >> there's a lot of red on this screen, which is a sign that we're over an area that's in
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>> reporter: gray gazner is director of the garn ghee air observatory. hez lap lab scans 15 acres of forest every second. it's like having x-ray vision that produces vivid immechanicals of the health of every single tree. >> our systems are seeing beyond the dead trees and seeing the trees that are stressed. >> reporter: the cutting-edge technology, funded in part by "avatar" director james cameron, creates 3d maps of the forest throughout the entire state. the red areas on this map are severely drought stressed. blue areas are healthier. your equipment reads how much moisture is in each individual tree? >> yeah. the measurement is focused on how much water is in the foliage itself. it's like getting a blood test. it's one of the key indicators on the health of the tree. >> reporter: and the dat a released this week shows california's forests are in very bad shape. 58 million trees are severely drought stressed and could die.
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seen measurable water loss since the drought began in 2011. jew you're basically saying the drought has impacted nearly 1 billion trees in california? >> that's correct. >> reporter: the u.s. forest service says more than 29 million trees have already died. >> here's the trees that have totally succumbed. >> reporter: these maps will help the forest service know which areas are most vulner able and wildfire fishes to know where the greatest risks are. the severely stressed trees, are they past the point of no return or are they recoverable? >> we don't know if a stressed tree is absolutely going to succumb and be gone or if it's going to bounce back over time. >> reporter: el nino-fuelled storms are expected to bring much-needed rain. experts hope that turns the golden state a bit more green. ben tracy, sacramento. environmental activists are plotting a new law that outlaws
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care products. how they are polluting our lakes and rivers. >> reporter: the bill known as the microbead free waters act is designed to eliminate tiny bit of plastic from products many of us use every day. >> microbeads are found in many health and beauty products, incruding soap, body scrub and toothpaste. they are generally used to exfoliate or add polish. no bigger than a grain of salt, these microplastics are a big concern for environmental scientists. they say the tiny particles are a farmful. this scientist and his team study plastic pollution in waters around the world. he's found microbeads in the san francisco bay and in high concentrations in the great lakes. not all water treatment plants
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>> they're absorbing industrial chemicals, pesticides from farms, even oil drops from cars will stick to these microplastics and microbeads. at that point, they can enter the food chain. >> a single cosmetic product can contain up to 300,000 nonbiodegradable microbeads. in september, california banned sales of product containing microbeads. richard bloom authors the legislation and is thrilled that congress is following california's lead. >> it's very significant. you're going to have 50 states doing the same thing. i have no doubt this is going to spread now to other country. and the longer we have these pollutants in the environment, the harder it is to take action to effectively clean up after them. >> reporter: the law passed surprisingly quickly, but it's not immediate. the law prohibits the manufacture of products
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tom jones -- make that sir tom jones sold 100 million records over his remarkable six decade career. in his new memoir "over the top and back" jones recounts how he rose from his roots in the coal fields of whals to become an
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an honorary knight of the realm. the 70-year-old singer sat down with a chat with anthony mason. >> you really kieb ofnd of wanted to be a white wilson pickett. >> yeah. i met otis redding and he said man, we all try to do what you do. meaning the soul singers. i said i'm trying to do what you do. >> reporter: tom jones was 24 when he left wales and moved to london to break into music. within a year, he had a number one hit. it's not unusual to be loved by anyone >> the first time you heard "it's not unusual," you knew it was something for you? >> yes. i said i have to have this song. i've got to have it. >> reporter: the problem was that jones' manager, gordon mills who co-wrote the song wanted to give it to another singer. but jones was told he could record the demo. >> he said oh, i can write a million of those. he never did.
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>> reporter: but when that other singer, sandy shaw, turned down the tune, jones got his chance. >> peter sullivan, my recording manager said we've got to wrap this up. you've got to rip into it. the demo was like it's not unusual to be loved by anyone so we had to have somebody go bad da bam. i said brass. it's the most important record to me because it changed my life. >> reporter: his next hit would be the theme song to a woody allen film, written by burt bacharach. what's new pussy cat snent. >> the fist time you heard what's new pussy cat, what did you think?
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was joking with me. it's a really strange melody. you know what i mean? i was 25 then. and i thought, what is this? blues song. i said i know that. >> reporter: a string of hits through the '60s made him a star. >> this is tom jones. >> reporter: but it was the abc tv series "this is tom jones" that made him a household name. is "this is tom jones" really what turned you into a sex symbol. >> i think i was a sex symbol as soon as i started singing. let's really start to leave >> do women still throw understood wear at you? >> no. it started in new york. >> reporter: that's where it
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>> in '68. this woman stood up and, you know. just handed them to me like this. so i didn't miss a beat. i said hope you don't catch cold like that. you' got to sort of roll with it. but it was written up in the newspaper, you see. it backfired. i wasn't being taken seriously as a singer. they showed that more than what they heard i was singing. >> reporter: at one point you got opposite advice from frank sinatra and elvis presley. >> elvis didn't like an album of standards he released. >> he said tom, we don't go there. he said we leave that to frank. we. but he said we. i thought wow. >> putting me in the same -- >> yeah, exactly. that was a big compliment to me. then i would be talking to frank sinatra.
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palace. and he said you've got a great jazz voice, tom. leave that pop stuff. you' got to come with me. i said frank, i love it all. i do. >> that obviously worked for you, but sometimes it's probably worked against you, too. because people don't know where to put you. >> exactly. that's the problem. i always used to think my versatility would be an asset. but sometimes, people say well, what is tom jones. i'm not in the rock 'n roll hall of fame. >> do you want to be? >> i would like to be, yeah. because i'm basically a '50s rock 'n roll singer. >> reporter: he may not be in the hall yet, but since 2006, sir tom jones has been a member of an even more exclusive club. >> uh yo eve had a knight hood, which i know means a lot to you. >> oh, yeah. when you neil -- kneel there and the queen puts the sword on your
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never dreamed of in my wildest dreams that i would become a knight. >> pretty cool. >> yeah. >> when the engines failed on the plane i was flying, i knew what to do to save my passengers. but when my father sank into depression, i didn't know how to help him. when he ultimately shot himself, he left our family devastated. don't let this happen to you. if you or a loved one is suicidal, call the national suicide prevention lifeline. no matter how hopeless or helpless you feel,
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some of america's favorite cocktails were actually invented overseas. take, for instance, the bloody mary. we found the origins in paris. >> this was an old bar that had been shipped to paris. harry bought it after the first guy went broke. >> from shipping that bar to paris. >> anyway, this obvious american bar has a singular, one might even say historic distinction. back in the 1920s, a bartender here mixed worcester sauce with tabasco, salt and pepper, mixed
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this, look. don't forget the vodka. and tomato juice. that's key. harry's is where the bloody mary was born. the bloody mary, it's a brunch staple for when you need some of the hair of the dog. well it's a bloody mary morning in the 1920s as prohibition closed bars in the united states, some american bartenders came to france looking for work. they brought a new idea to the french, cocktails, mixed drinks, to a country used to drinking wine. at the same time, paris was a refuge for a lot of russians escaping the communist revolution back home. and they brought this new stuff called vodka. now, there are a lot of different versions of how the drink was created. the most widely accepted is that a barman at harry's found vodka too bland.
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spices to give it some flavor, as the henry family from massachusetts can attest to. >> very good. >> perfectly spiced. >> it's bloody because of the tomato juice. and mary is believed to have been someone's girl friend. but after a few of these, who remembers the details. it's a versatile drink that inspires many interpretations. at a mexican restaurant, it's made with tequila. >> blood by maria. >> at a sake bar, it's made with a japanese vodka and wasabe. three generations later, harry is still owned by the same family, and they claim that last year, they told more than 12,000 bloody marys.
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bloody mary at the bar. >> with silence more powerful than words. the president mourns victims of gun violence and takes action to stop it. also tonight, a rolling disaster, mississippi flood waters swallow up more of the heartland. a popular documentary about a convicted killer brings demands for his freedom. >> this has been one of the biggest entertainment campaigns we have seen on the platform. >> and a teacher of the year in the video of the week. >> this is the cbs overnight news. >> it was a sight we rarely see. the tears of the most powerful man in the world powerless to
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to tighten gun control laws. the president was announcing what he would do by executive action without congress when the memories of these victims, 20 first graders from newtown, connecticut, 6 or 7 years old choked mr. obama in mid-sentence. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. and by the way, it happens on the streets of chicago every day. >> there have been 13 mass killings during the obama presidency, each time republicans voted against gun legislation. last month after san bernardino, mr. obama decided to act on his. given the limits of his power, his actions are not sweeping. the most significant expands background checks for gun sales online or at gun shows. currently about 40% of sales have no background checks at all.
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crawford is at the white house. >> from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> it was an emotional appeal. >> we maybe can't save everybody, but we can save some. >> a political call to action. >> the gun lobby may be holding them hostage, but they cannot hold americans. we do not have to accept this. >> the president repeatedly called the executive actions common sense steps that respected the second amendment and expressed solidarity with the people who surrounded him on the the white house. a father who lost a 7-year-old, the daughters of the pastor at a charleston church and a congresswoman nearly killed after being shot in the head. >> it's our right to worship freely and safely. that right was denied to christians in charleston, south
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that was denied jews in kansas city and that was denied muslims in chapel hill and sikhs in oak creek. they had rights too. >> they focused on the system of background checks including requiring all gun dealers even those who sell firearms at gun shows and on the internet to be licensed and conduct background checks. improving the current system by hiring more investigators to make background checks more efficient and effective. increasing mental health treatment and reporting to the background check system. although the issue of stricter gun laws is highly divicive, 92% of americans support background checks. the president in the wake of the sandy hook shootings failed to get legislation through that would expand them. he wants to kick supporters out of office.
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the reason congress blocks laws is because they want to inelections. if you make it hard for them to win and they block the laws, they will change course, i promise you. >> now the president could face constitutional challenges that these actions exceed his presidential authority. the nra in a statement indicated it may hold off as saying these actions don't really appear to change anything and are simply political theater. >> jan crawford at the white house. thank you. if it is political theater, republican presidential candidates played the president's proposals as high drama today. nancy was in the audience. >> obama wants your guns. that was the warning on the presidential campaign website for sex as senator cruz on a mock up of the president in military garb. cruz's fellow candidate marco rubio called the plan
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>> barack obama is obsessed with undermining the second amendment. >> paul ryan accused him of a dangerous level of overreach. the texas republican whose subcommittee controls funding for the department of justice threatened to cut the purse strings. >> he overstepped authority and i will take action to restrain him. i will not wait for a court order or a lawsuit. the second amendment rights are too precious. >> the nra reacted with a hail saying president obama's executive orders will do nothing to improve public safety. the group issued this warning to any lawmakers thinking of siding with the president. fyi, all nra grades are subject to change. >> that is what i have come to expect. >> this congresswoman is a
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sandy hook elements where students and teachers were gunned down in 2o 12. >> what do you say to those who said he doesn't have the right to take action? >> it's not good enough. then bring forward your own proposals, but for god's sake do something! >> they don't control congress and if he wants more money for things like additional atf agents, he will have to win over republicans and right now, scott, that seems unlikely. >> nancy, thank you. we want to note that demand for guns is soaring. the fbi said it conducted a record 23 million background checks last year. mr. obama cited a hero in the battle against gun violence. an innocent teenager who found
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>> dobson was a sophomore at fulton high school in knoxville, tennessee. he played football and was beloved by classmates and teachers. the week before christmas he headed to a friend's house to play video games. he had not made a bad decision. he was exactly where any other kid would be. your kid. my kids. and then gunmen started firing. and he was in high school, had not gotten started in life. he dove on top of three girls to shield them from the bullets. he was shot in the head. he gave his life to save theirs. an act of heroism a lot bigger than anything we should ever
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the man lay down his for his friends. >> there has been [ vocalizing ] [ buzzing ] [ tree crashes ] [ wind howling ]
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>> there has been an arrest in the shooting death of a college student in what may have been an act of road rage. he's a marine corporal who was arrested in yuma, arizona. he is accused of gunning down 20-year-old sarah early new year's day as she drove with friends home from a party. in another big story today, floodwaters are receding along parts of the mississippi and rising in others. tonight 23 illinois counties have been declared disaster areas. we are in olive branch. >> this is where the mississippi river is pouring into one of the poorest counties in the state of illinois. alexander county.
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that failed four days ago and now that breech is nearly a mile wide. >> nearly 125 properties have been flooded. david owns three of them. the mississippi river is at his front door. >> looks like you b blt this in the middle of the lake. >> 30 years ago this didn't happen. >> he was one of the people who accepted a state buy out and agreed to leave. >> when did they offer you the buy out? >> after the floodwater went down. >> in 2011? >> yes. >> and you took it. >> have you gotten your money? >> nope. four years, seven months. nothing. >> he moved away and waited for reimbursement. this truck driver turned it down. >> we can't afford to move. you just can't up and move like that. >> johnson said he doesn't have the money to start over.
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$27,000 a year. less than half of the stayed's income. as for david willis, whether or not he gets his money, he made up his mind. >> have you made up your mind? >> nope. >> because of that? >> because of that. >> it started further north and killed 25 people in illinois and missouri. >> it may be two years before this breech is repaired and could be two weeks before the flooded areas are dry. the good news is the water is receipting into the mississippi river above flood stage from here to louisiana. >> thanks. in the west, storms are going to hit one after another, powered by the warming pacific current known as el nino. here's ben tracy. >> it's literally raping cats and and dogs. >> snarling roadways and
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this mini cooper was no match for the mega rain. the driver jumped to higher ground. people living in areas charred by wildfires were encouraged to evacuate. steel netting has been installed to catch debris. he lives below the mountain and decided to leave. >> night time i don't want to go to sleep wondering if the debris is going to come down again. >> bill is a nasa climateologist. >> we tend to focus on the negative impacts, but the fact of the matter is we need all of this rain. >> this is going to be a fantastic down payment on drought. we can anticipate anywhere between four and six inches of rain here in los angeles. it's normally double what we get in january. >> the l.a. river is rushing tonight, sending billions of gallons of water out to the ocean. that is what prevents los angeles from flooding.
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expected to hit southern california tomorrow. >> ben tracy reporting this evening. thank you. today in afghanistan, one service member was kill and two others wounded in a fierce battle near the southern city of marja. the taliban was advancing american special operations forces and supporting the afghan military. in the race for the next commander in chief, ronald reagan once said the 11th commandment is thou shall not speak ill of another republican. he wouldn't recognize the melee just four weeks before iowa. here's major garrett. >> this a d'backing ted cruz mocked the foreign policy of toughness. >> i know i have a debate. >> cruz took his own fire from rick santorum who ridiculed his pension for filibusters. >> you want someone to read a
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ted is your guy. if you want to defeat isis, rick santorum is your president. >> they branded chris christie an out of step liberal. >> one high tax common core obama kadcare expanding president is enough. >> they attack their opponents and leaving that to the funded super pacs. . >> the super pacs are supposed to operate independently from the campaigns, although rubio said he does support the group's message. >> these are serious policies. there nothing in the ads that enact. >> the super pac ads do not necessarily tip the scale. the group spent tens of millions only to see push's poll numbers tumble, leaving bush to scramble for attention on live tv vowing he has been tougher than anyone on donald trump. >> that's my job.
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head on. that's what i'm doing. >> he told the post that rubio cannot slime his way to the white house. those attacks came from a rubio super pac and not rubio himself was a distinction lost on christie as it may be for voters. >> on the muddy campaign trail. thanks very much. >> in new york in the democratic race, bernie sanders took aim today at front-runner hillary clinton over ties to wall street. he said wall street's greed is destroying the fabric of the nation. >> and here is a new year's resolution that i will keep if elected president and that is if wall street does not end its greed, we will end it for them. >> he vowed to break up the country's biggest firms.
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. a new documentary turned viewers into amateur detectives and again to bat for a man serving life for murder. >> thanks to a show on netflix, the website change.org has a hit on his hands. >> in less than a month, more than a quarter of a million people around the world signed a petition on the site demanding justice for a man in prison for life and featured in a netflix documentary. mike jones is with change.org. >> for it it go from a few thousand to a few million signers, it shows this is tapping into a national conversation. >> i didn't know what to do and how to handle it. >> it's due to this series, making a murderer.
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the story of steven avery. he's the wisconsin man who served 18 years in prison for rape before being exonerated in 2003. >> we find the defendant guilty. >> only to find himself in prison again on a murder conviction in 2007. since its debut, millions of viewers spent hours binge watching it and discussionsng the case in online chat rooms. they said he was framed by authorities who lied and planted evidence. ken kratz who prosecuted said the series is misleading. >> steven avery is right where he needs to be. that's in prison for the rest of his natural life. >> avery's lawyer said the reaction to the series has included useful information for the defense.
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least sift and consider something that might be useful to one human being who right now is facing a slow death in prison. >> here in wisconsin, scott walker has the power to pardon someone, but during two terms in office, he has never used it. scott, his aides say he is not going to change that strategy now. >> dean reynolds, thank you very much. the justice department takes
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we have an update on a compounding pharmacy that mixes custom drugs. last year they discovered downing labs sent people millions in medications and they did not order. the lab was investigated for unsanitary conditions. yesterday the department of justice filed an injunction that forces downing to stop mixing drugs until an outside expert inspects the facility. in a first for the u.s. military academy, general diana holland was sworn in as commend ant of cadets. she is a 1990 graduate of west point and served in iraq and afghanistan.
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tonight we saved the last dance for mark strausman in atlanta. >> this is the hip hop dance challenge. you also wonder, who is that little aged dude who can do it like them. are once we started, i said i'm so bad. let's film y'all. they said no, you have to be this it. >> ron clark, a former teacher of the year founded the academy in 2007.
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part hog wards and part harbor. learning comes to for kids academically diverse and often lower income. the viral video stars including seventh greater jayden lindsay. >> the message is to say we can do fun things while learning at the same time. >> every student but one in the school's history has gone on to college. mason calhoun is another seventh grader. >> it's indescribable the amount of love shown from the teachers towards us. it motivates us to push ourselves and be amazing citizens. >> the message is about who we are. to show kids that you care. when kids know that you are willing to meet them and learn about your culture and interact with with them,y that will work harder.
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clark and his kids keep busting the right moves. cbs news, atlanta. >> and that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and of course cbs this morning.
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york city. this is the cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. the latest political battle over gun control has both sides locked and loaded. an emotional president obama announced that it is surrounded by family members of those killed by family members. on capitol hill they promise a court fight and vow to undo the president's actions if and when they retake the white house. jan crawford reports. >> every family who never imagined their loved one would
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>> it was an emotional appeal. >> we maybe can't save everybody, but we can save some. >> a had political call to action. >> the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage, but we do not have to accept this. >> the president called the actions commence sense steps that helped the second amendment and expressed solidarity with the people who surrounded him at the white house. a father who lost a 7-year-old and the daughters at the church and a congresswoman nearly killed after being shot in the head. >> the right to worship freely and safely. that right was denied to christians in charleston, south carolina. that was denied jews in kansas city and denied muslim this is chapel hill and sikhs in oak creek. they had rights too.
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system of background checks including requiring all gun dealers, even though who sell firearms at gun shows and the internet to be license and improving the system by hiring more investigateors to make them more efficient and effective. increasing the treatment and system. the issue of stricter laws americans support background checks. the president in the wake of the sandy hook shootings failed to get legislation through congress that would expand them. he wants voters to kick gun rights supporters out of office. >> this is not that complicated. the reason congress blocks laws is because they want to win elections. if you make it hard for them to win an election if they block the laws, they will change
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i promise you. >> the president could face constitutional challenges that these actions exceed his presidential authority. but the nra in a statement indicated it may hold off saying the actions doesn't appear to change anything and are simply political theater. jan crawford, cbs news, the white house. >> the president's new gun control initiatives are all the talk on the campaign trail. hillary clinton called the actions a crucial step forward on gun violence. republican ted cruz said they are not worth the paper they are written on. major garrett is in manchester where five canned states stumped for votes. >> the battle kreechreached a turning point. they r turning on each other in tv ads. bill clinton tried to deflect the tougher rhetoric from donald trump telling voters he is just a happy grandfather who not
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>> i do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for this job at a moment of great experience who was better qualified by knowledge, experience, and temperament to do what needs to be done now to restore prosperity. >> in new hampshire, the clinton family made his first solo visit on his wife's behalf. the 42nd president credits the state for the campaign's revival in 1992. the former president picked up where he left off from hillary's primary victory in the granite state. >> i would say every american should have a right to meet at least one president in their lifetime. every american. in new hampshire, your odds go up. >> hillary clinton continued her campaign turning over a new leaf. >> i will let him live in his
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respond. >> donald trump was battling his rivals, needling ted cruz for copying immigration plans. >> he said we will build a wall. he is a politician so he would not know where to start. >> don't engage in the mud slinging and the games. >> they made a detour to smack marco rubio as a threat. >> i know i have a debate, but i have to get this fantasy football thing right. >> the thread to rubio now with new hampshire. >> common core obamacare and medicate expanding president is enough. >> he took heat for showing water crossers in morocco discussing illegal immigration in america. >> if that was video footage, it's the display of what our country is going to look like. we are a dumping-ground. >> republicans battling the trump campaign said it was
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will tarnish trump or his tv ad. details for trump supporters are much less important than a message of strength in the face of a perceived danger. one other thing is it doesn't attack republicans. only the president and hillary clinton. >> the militia men occupying a wildlife office in oregon didn't come prepared for a long siege. it started out as a protest against the arrest of two ranchers for setting fires and now the occupiers have taken to facebook asking for snacks and even clean socks. john black stone has the latest. >> there was not a single law enforcement officer to be seen for miles. the sheriff david ward had a message for those occupying it. >> you said you were here to help the citizens. that help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation.
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it's time for to you leave our community. >> the group said they have no plans to leave. they even thoughed us around the com bound they took over. >> how many people are living here in. >> they refused to say how many joined the group they call citizens for constitutional freedom. the leader tweeted we have no intentions of using force upon anyone, but if forces used against us, we will defend ourselves. they are demanding an inquiry of why they ordered back to prison for setting fires on federal land after they already served prison time. >> it has been left to us to decide whether we allow these things to go on or whether we make a stand so they will not happen to other people across this country. >> many in the area who support the hammonds oppose the occupation. >> it's imperative to find ways
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terrorism, but released for lack of evidence and immediately made a break for syria and joined isis, tweeting what a shoddy security system britain must have to allow me to breeze through europe to the islamic state. later using his isis name, he posted a photo of himself holding a gun and his fifth child. >> in the recent isis video that apparently shows the execution of five men, the man is masked. in it he taunts the british government. >> how strange it is that a leader of a small island -- >> his sister can't be sure the man is her brother. >> i think it's hard to say given what i have seen. i am not entirely convinced that it is. my honest opinion is that it might not be. >> many others who knew him think it probably is. one of the hundreds of british
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this little boy who appears at the end of the voideo, he is thought to be about four years old. >> to establish the identity of that masked man conclusively, services are going to examine as much as they can of his face behind the task and compare his voice with the samples they have on file. >> this year's powerful el nino is bringing drenching rain up and down the california coast, but so far done little to end the four-year long drought. 90% of california is suffering under severe drought conditions. we will see the effects on the state's forests. >> we took off from an air field near sacramento and minutes later we saw this. reservoirs at record lows and forests dying. >> there is a lot of red on the screen which is a sign that
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>> greg is the director of the carnegie airborne observatory. his lab has high tech lasers that scan 15 acres of forest a second. it's like having x-ray vision that produces vivid images of the health of the trees. >> our system is seeing the trees that are stressed. >> the cutting edge technology funded in part by "avatar" director james cameron creates one-of-a-kind 3d maps. the red areas on this map are severely stressed. blue areas are healthier. >> it reads how much moister is in each tree? >> the measurement is focused on how much water is in the foliage itself. it's like getting a blood test and one of the key indicators. >> the data released this week by his team shows california's forests are in very bad shape.
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an astounding 888 million have seen measurable water says loss since 2011. >> the drought impacted nearly one billion trees? california? >> that's correct. >> the u.s. forest service has more than 29 million trees have already died. >> trees that have totally succumbed. >> these maps will help know which are vulnerable and wildfire officials know where the greatest risks are. >> the severely stressed trees, are they past the point of no return or recoverable? >> we don't know if they will be gone or bounce back overtime. >> el nino-fuelled winter storms are expected to bring much needed rain. the scientists are hoping that will finally turn the golden state a bit more green. ben tracy, sacramento. >> environmental activists are plotting a new law that outlaws microbeads used in personal care
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how these particles are polluting our lakes and rivers. >> it's known as the mikery bead free waters act. it is designed to eliminate bits of plastic from products many of us use every day. >> they are found in many health and beauty products like soap, body skrup and toothpaste. they are used to add polish. no bigger than a grain of salt, they are a big person for environmental scientists. they say the tiny particles are a harmful source to lake and ocean pollution. >> the fish are eating these microbeads and they go from your face back into your body. >> at the institute they studied plastic and pollution in waters around the world.
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not all plants are able to filler them out. >> they are absorbing pesticides from farms and they will stick to the microplastics and beads. they can enter the food chain. >> a single product can contain up to 300,000 non-biodegradable beads and in september california banned theales of products containing microbeads. they are thrilled california is following the lead. >> it's significant because you will have 50 states doing the same thing. i have no doubt this is going to spread now to other countries. the longer we have these pollutants in the environment, the harder it is to take action to effectively clean up after them. >> the law passed surprisingly quickly, but it's not immediate. they prohibit the manufacture as
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star and honorary knight of the realm. the 70-year-old sat down for a chat. >> you wanted to be a white wilson picket. >> yeah. i met otis redding and he said we try to do what you do. i said what i am trying to do, you do. >> tom jones was 24 when he left wales and moved to london to break into music. within a year, he had a number one hit. it's not unusual >> the first time you heard it, you knew it was something for you. >> yes. >> the problem was jones's manager who cowrote the song wanted to give it to another singer. but jones was told he could record the demo. >> i said i can write a million of those.
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he never wrote another like that. >> when the other singer sandy shaw turned down the tune, jones got the chance. >> the recording manager said we have to rough this up. we have to just rip into it. because the demo was like -- it's not unusual we had to have something more. but if i ever find that you change >> it's the most important record that changed my life. >> his next hit would be the theme song to a woody allen film written by burt back rack. >> what's new pussycat >> what did you think? >> i thought he was joking. i thought that burt was joking
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it's really a strange melody even today. you know what i mean? i was 25 then. i thought what is this? he said this is not a rhythm and blues song. i said i know that. she was my woman >> a string of hits through the 60s made him a star. >> this is tom jones! >> it was the abc series this is tom jones that made him a household name. >> this is tom jones really what kind of turned you into a sex symbol. >> i think i was a sex symbol when i started singing. let's really start to live >> do women still throw underwear at you? >> no. no.
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new york in 68. this woman stood up and, you know. handed them to me. i didn't miss a beat. i hope you don't catch cold. you have to roll with it. it was written up in the newspaper. it backfired. i wasn't being taken seriously as a singer. they show that more than they heard what i was singing. >> at one point you got opposite advice from frank sinatra and elvis presley. >> elvis listened to jones's records and didn't like an album of standards he released. >> he said tom, we don't go there. he said we leave that to frank. we. he said we. i thought wow. elvis is -- >> putting me in the same. >> that was a big compliment to me. i had been tucking to frank
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he would say you have a great chance. leave that pop stuff alone. you have to come with me. i said frank, i love it all. i do. >> that worked for you, but sometimes it worked against you too. people don't know where to put you. >> exactly. that's the problem. my versatility would be an asset, but sometimes people say what is tom jones? i'm not in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. >> do you want to be? >> i would like to be, yeah. i'm basically a 50s rock 'n' roll singer. she's a lady >> he may not be in the hall yet, but sir tom jones has been a member of an even more exclusive club. >> you got a knight hood that i know means a lot to you. >> the queen puts that sword on
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some of the america's favorite cocktails were actually invented overseas. take the bloody mary. we found the birth place in paris. >> this is harry's new york bar in paris. it's called new york because it really was a bar in new york that the original owner had dismantled and shipped to paris a little over 100 years ago. >> it's an old bar since the 19th century. >> harry was added later when harry bought it after the first guy went broke. >> probably from shipping that bar to paris. >> this obviously american bar has a singular historic distinction.
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mixed worst shirt with tabasco and salt and pepper. i love the way he does this. don't forget the vodka and to maidto imato juice. this is where the bloody mary was born. it's a brunch staple for when you need hair of the dog. prohibition closed bars in the united states, some american bartenders came looking for work. they brought a new idea to the french. cocktails. mixed drinks to a country used to drinking wine. at the same time paris was a refuge for a lot of russians escaping the communist revolution back home. they brought this stuff called vodka. there a lot of different versions. the most widely accepted is a
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he added tomato juices and spices to give it flavor. as this family from massachusetts can attest to. >> perfectly spiced. >> it's bloody because of the tomato juice and mary is believed to be someone's girlfriend. after a few, who remembers the details. it's a versatile drink that inspires many interpretations like at a mexican restaurant it's made with tequila. >> a bloody maria. >> at a sake bar, it's made with sake and wasabi. harry's is still owned by the family and last year they sold more than 12,000 bloody marys. >> everyone wanted to try one at harry's bar. >> don't you? >> that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning.
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