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building raising money for cancer research. nice j captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the fire after the forum. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee whoe attacks america's generals and heaps praise on russia'sri president? >> i just watched her on the tarmac. she tried to make up for her horrible performance last night. qualified to be president of the united states. every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. >> pelley: also tonight, if youi haven't read your credit card agreement, you don't know what you're missing. >> you almost need a law degree to understand it. >> pelley: environmentalle protesters try to stop an oil pipeline project.pi and country music honors its rhinestone cowboy.
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star spangled rodeo ? this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: a battle that started onboard an aircraft carriertl catapulted into a dogfightca today. donald trump and hillary clinton appeared separately last night at a forum aboard the u.s.s. we learned more about how they intend to fight america'sca's enemies and each other. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> it's a game to him. everything is a game. >> reporter: clinton argued that's the only explanation for some of trump's claims last night. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> reporter: he called militaryc leaders "embarrassing," and claimed the u.s. should have seized iraq's oil reserved when
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e >> how were we going to do that? >> you would leave a certain group behind and you would takee various sections where's they have the oil.nv >> the united states of america does not invade other countries to plunder and pillage. we don't send our brave men andm women around the world to steald oil. >> reporter: president obama,>>r traveling in laos, said it shows trump is unqualified. >> and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. >> reporter: clinton also spoke at last night's forum. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> reporter: she was criticized by g.o.p. chair reince priebus for not smiling enough while discussing national security. she was asked today if she found the comment sexist. >> i don't take anything seriously that comes from the r.n.c. we were talking about serious issues last night. >> reporter: clinton did acknowledge in an interview posted on facebook that "i know i can be perceived as aloof or
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to learn as a young woman to control my emotions." she said it came from being a female law student at a time when that was rare. that's a hard path to walk, she said. "you need to protect yourself, but at the same time you don't want to seem walled off. and sometimes i think i come across more in the 'walled off' arena." clinton announced today she will be meeting with a bipartisan group of high-profile security experts in new york tomorrow, including david petraeus, napolitano. they're going to be discussing terrorism and how to defeat isis, and it's safe to predict, scott, that there won't be a lon of smiling at that meeting, either. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. perhaps the biggest controversy erupted over trump and russian president vladimir putin. here's major garrett. >> if he says great things aboua me, i'm going to say great things about him. i've already said he is really s very much of a leader. >> reporter: at the national security forum last night, donald trump again heaped praise
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known for jailing dissidents and controlling the media. >> the man has very strong control over a country. now, it's a very different system, and i don't happen to like the system, but, certainly, in that system, he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. o >> reporter: hillary clinton defended president obama andnt called trump's comments "alarming." >> that is not just unpatriotica and insulting to the people of our country, as well as to our commander in chief-- it is because it suggests he will let putin do whatever putin wants to do. and then make excuses for him. >> i have no faith in hillary clinton or the leadership. i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> reporter: clinton then asked how the republican party's toughest cold warrior would react. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who
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heaps praise on russia's president? i think we know the answer. >> reporter: and house speaker paul ryan again found himself at odds with trump. >> vladimir putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests. >> reporter: other republicans in congress told us they are unnerved by trump's fascination with putin. scott, trump has promised if elected to seek closer ties with moscow. the great unknown-- at what cost? >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. now, let's clear the smoke for' just a minute and listen to clinn the issues. >> we have to defeat isis. that is my highest counter- terrorism goal, and we've got to do it with air power. we've got to do it with much more support for the arabs and the kurds, who will fight on the ground against isis. we are not putting ground troops
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syria. >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary a clinton, the generals have beeno reduced to rubble. we go in, we defeat somebody, and then we don't know what we're doing after that.e' i mean, we lose it. like, as an example, you look at iraq, what happened, how badly that was handled. and then when president obama took over, and he took everyboda out.ry and, really, isis was formed.ll i have a substantial chance of winning. if i win, i don't want to what my plan is. >> i have been very clear about >> i have been very clear about the necessity for doing whatevew is required to move the v.a. into the 21st century, to provide the kind of treatmenti options that our veterans today desperately need and deserve. and that's what i will do asth president. but i will not let the v.a. bei
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agenda last week, and we've got to remove the stigma. t we've got to help the people currently serving not to feeler that if they report their sense of unease, their depression, that somehow it's going to be a, mark against them.t >> under a part of my plan, if they have that long wait, they walk outside, they go to the local doctor, they choose the doctor, they choose theth hospital, whether it's public or private. they get themselves better. se we will pay the bill.ay and by the way, i never said, take the v.a.-- take thehe veterans administration privatea i wouldn't do that. 22 people a day are killing themselves. a lot of it is they're killing themselves over the fact that they can't-- they're under tremendous pain and they can't see a doctor. >> pelley: now let's bring in john dickerson, anchor of "face the nation."er john, we were talking today about how specific clinton was about her plans last night but trump was not, and that doesn't seem to diminish his support at all.o >> no.
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love her command of information, but beyond her core supporters, there are voters for whom thatar specificity isn't enough.. those voters have one of two emotional reactions to the race. either they don't trust hillary clinton or they have some kind of a gut-level connection to t donald trump, and hillary clinton isn't going to break through that emotional connection simply by mastering the material. the only way she can, say pollsters and strategists i talked to today, is by making trump seem unfit for the job, essential replacing one emotional reaction with another one, fear. see donald trump as unfit, making him seem unfit isn't just about the facts. it's about, the voters who like him are willing to think he can grow on the job. they think he can surround himself with advisers. they think he was in businesshi and was a success and was a success in the primaries, so he must know something. and there's another thing-- they think judgment can replace smarts and experience, which is why trump continues to insist,xp despite the evidence, that he was against military action in libya and iraq, even though that's not the case, and he a supported both.
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see you sunday on "face the nation." john, thanks. and then today, there is the third-party candidate who wants to be the third president johnson. he wanted to put himself on the map in the worst way.n today, he did. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: what would you do, if you were elected, about aleppo? >> reporter: libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson was expected to answery this question by providing his plan for dng bloody civil war and the refugee crisis. but instead he said this:ai >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding. >> no. >> reporter: shortly thereafter, johnson told another reporter ht felt horrible but still struggled. >> knowing that there's a city in between the-- the-- the two forces, really at the epicenter of the-- but not remembering or identifying that that's aleppo,
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>> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, johnson said he's human and he blanked. the besieged city is a majory battleground in the nearly five- year civil war between rebels and the syrian regime. this image of a boy rescued after an air strike just last month in aleppo has become a symbol of the war's brutality. >> is this the craziest election ever? >> reporter: johnson's foreign at a worse time for the former new mexico governor. he's been trying to raise his profile and poll numbers to secure a spot on the debate stage with hillary clinton and donald trump. to get there he needs 15% support in five national polls and johnson is currently averaging under 9%. in another interview today, johnson acknowledged the consequences of a presidential candidate seeming to lack a basic understanding of a majornd foreign policy issue.
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so be it. >> pelley: julianna goldman in washington, thanks.t tonight, there is a standoff in the great plains. 200 native american tribes areth fighting construction of an oil pipeline, and north dakota's governor has called in the o national guard. mark albert is on the front line of this. >> reporter: the clashes near cannonball, north dakota, have at times been rowdy andon physical, with demonstrators pepper sprayed, and construction the estimated 5,000 native americans and environmentalists now encamped on federal and private land say the pipeline was approved by the u.s. army corps of engineers withoutor proper permits or consulting the tribe, ignoring the land's historical and cultural significant. h >> this whole area here is c probably all sacred to the
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>> reporter: this 23-year-oldit eagleman showed up a sacred burial site he said the pipeline disturbed. it strikes me that dakota means friendly, and yet neither side has been too friendly to each other.h, >> yeah, you know, they instigated the whole situation. they came to use their dogs on c my people. they came and maced us. what else are we supposed to do? we aren't going to stand back and let them do this anymore. >> reporter: part of theru >> reporter: part of the $3.7 billion pipeline will run under the missouri river ba mile north of the standing rock reservation. the tribe worries the pipeline could leak, water supply. but the company, energy transfes partners, says pipeline is already 50% finished. stretching 1100 miles across four states. o it starts in oil-rich bakken field in north dakota and ends in illinois. a coalition supporting the project told cbs news it will be "among the safest, most technologically advanced pipelines ever constructed." but these demonstrators don't believe it. green party presidential candidate jill stein earlier this week stood with them, then
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message." there's now a warrant for her arrest. i a federal judge in washington is expected to rule by tomorrow on the tribe's request for an injunction, but, scott, these demonstrators tell us, win or lose, they won't leave. >> pelley: mark albert for us tonight. mark, thanks. coming up on the "cbs evening news," paying the price for not reading a credit card agreement. and later, country royalty turns out to honor glen campbell. ur for more people... to experience... complete protection from frequent heartburn. nexium 24hr.
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>> reporter: because barton, m like many americans, finds the contracts too confusing. >> there's a lot of fine print in there. you almost need a law degree to understand it. >> reporter: accord to a new creditcards.com analysis, about 75% of americans don't regularly read them. the average contract requires an 11th grade reading level, although half of the american t adult population resident at a ninth grade level or below, 5,000 words long. in fact, the less you might appear to understand, the better chance you'll be targeted with high-risk offers, because customers are targeted in part by their education level. antoinette schoar chairs the m.i.t. sloan finance department and examined roughly a million credit card offers. >> customers who are more educated and financially mores sophisticated, receive very different credit terms. >> reporter: schoar says some
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>> pelley: but in the jim crow south, he was not allowed to vote. in 1965, after moving to new york, montgomery was shaken by news of civil rights protesters attacked in alabama, so he joined the march, becoming a bodyguard for martin luther king jr. montgomery would later see thego fruits of his efforts on a visit to the selma courthouse. >> when i went down to that room, a black woman was sitting behind the desk where the white woman said, "no, you cannot vote.", that was my revenge. >> pelley: dabney montgomery was 93. another man is being honored for service to country, and his story is next. ? by the time i get to phoenix ? this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage.
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? well, it's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk ? >> good evening, ladies and t gentlemen. i'm glen campbell. >> pelley: that's the "the glenb campbell goodtime hour" here on cbs 47 years ago. a campbell, who's now battling alzheimer's disease, has just been honored by the academy of country music. here's anthony mason. ? i've been walking these streets so long ? singing the same old song ? >> reporter: "rhinestone cowboy" was glen campbell's first number one hit. it became his signature song. ? like a rhinestone cowboy ? >> reporter: at the a.c.m. honors blake shelton led an all- star tribute to the 80-year-old country legend, whose wife kimar says is now in the late stages of alzheimer's.th >> so he can't really communicate verbally, but heco
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smiles and hugs and kisses ? by the time i get to phoenix c >> reporter: the son of an arkansas sharecropper, glen campbell broke through with this song in 1967.p- he scored 21 top-40 hits. ? and the wichita lineman ? >> reporter: and in 1968, his cbs tv show, "the glen campbell goodtime hour," made him a household name. >> good evening, lads i'm glen campbell. >> reporter: and everything changed after that, didn't it?d >> yeah, it did. i didn't realize the power of television. >> reporter: in a 2012 interview for "cbs sunday morning," one of campbell's last, the effects off alzheimer's, diagnosed a year earlier, were apparent. >> alzheimer's. >> we got that? >> you do. >> i do? >> uh-huh. >> i don't feel it anywhere. i am happy to be here. >> reporter: with his three youngest children playing backup
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ov campbell was able to play a two- year farewell tour. ? galveston, oh, galveston. >> i think it encouraged a lot of people who are living with alzheimer's to know that youme don't have to just stop doing what you love. you just need a bigger support group around you. ? and the wichita lineman ? >> reporter: alzheimer's hasep silenced the singer, but not his songs. ? and i'm doing fine ? >> reporter: anthony mason, cbs news, new york.an >> pelley: and you can see the r "tenth annual a.c.m. honor"s tomorrow night at 9:00, 8:00 central, right here on cbs. that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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a terribly tragic story involving two people killed by different cars at the same accident. one a good samaritan who tried to help the other person on the side of the road. both were hit and killed on 56th near pe?a before sunrise this morning. rick salinger joins us live. >> reporter: we know that this person that we're city and county of denver. he stop here to help and found himself in the middle of a deadly road rage incident. between five sxaim 6:00 pm -- 5:00 am and 6:00 am, the first incident involved two cars involved in a road rage. police say one person got out of his vehicle and banged on the window of the other car. that driver tried to get away and struck the

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