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showers. >> thank captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the campaign takes an ugly turn over a beauty queen. a twitter war breaks out over trump's treatment of women. >> who gets up at 3:00 in the morning to engage in a twitter attack against a former miss universe? >> pelley: also tonight, after yet anr for the most innocent victims of the syrian civil war. background checks for gun buyers. a new report find a dangerous flaw. and a modest cowboy brings law and order to the west. >> i just figured it was the right thing to do, you know.g >> pelley: steve hartman on the trail.ai this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> pelley: in a presidential campaign more about insults than ideas, it has come to this-- thn biggest issue today was a beauty queen of 20 years ago, and donald trump's treatment of her. in the wee hours of the morning, while most of us were sleeping, trump was wide awake launching a twitter tirade. hillary clinton was quick to fire back, and here is major garrett. eastern with donald trump condemning unsourced reporting about his campaign as lies. at 5:15 a.m., to the dismay and bafflement of his top advisers, trump turned to alicia machado, and the week-long debate over trump's mocking of the 1996 miss universe winner's post-pageant weight gain. trump called machado. "disgusting" and urged his nearly 12 million twitter followers to look for a sex tape
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recommended pornography to his voters. trump said: trump said clinton was duped by the "con "that machado was a paragon of virtue. alleging clinton's advocacy of machado revealed "bad judgment. machado has appeared twice inti mexico's "playboy magazine."a trump's allegation of a sex tape appears to be a reference to av spanish-language reality tv show.m, on instagram, machado responded, writing in spanish, trump was intimidating her with cheap w slander and lies that have no foundation. gerald ford presidential museum: >> mr. trump, why did you go on a late-night tweet storm last night? >> reporter: trump ignored questions about his predawn twitter antics.s ab and at a later rally, tried on return attention to his adversary. >> mr. president, will you pledge not to issue a pardon toe hillary clinton and her co- conspirators for their many
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h ? high enough ? >> reporter: but clinton has seized on the machado story,, telephoning the beauty queen today and on twitter asking, "what kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?"ie >> he called this woman "miss piggy."ri >> reporter: it was clinton whom brought up machado at monday's debate in hopes of worsening trump's image with female voters and she hit the same point again today in florida. >> i mean, his latest twitter meltdown is unhi, it proves yet again that he is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander in chief. >> reporter: at this rally, trump said his debateis performance was uneven at times because of a faulty microphone. and today the bipartisan debate commission admitted trump's voice was distorted in the debate hall, but not for the television audience. scott, privately, senior trump advisers conceded on this day he
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attack lines, admitting the microphone had nothing to doo with it. maj >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. well, with a clear microphone we trust, let's bring in john heilemann, co-managing editor of bloomberg politics. john, our clinton campaignin correspondent nancy cordes tolde me today when a candidate is digging a hole for himself his opponent should just stand back and watch. but today, clinton brought a shovel, why? >> well, you know, up to help in should cases. the thing is, the other candidate, if your opponent is dig occasionally you want to throwle dirt on top of him and hope togg bury him and that's what the clinton campaign is trying to do right now with donald trump. t he had a not very good debate on monday night and over the course of the next four days he made things just worse for himself,th and worse for himself as news cycle unfolded and hillary clinton is now trying to put a stake in his heart at the end of this week. >> pelley: and she's picking up some momentum in the polls again.
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candidate would change the subject as quickly as possible. >> right.y: >> pelley: but with this, with the family of the fallen soldier, with the judge in the trump university case, trump keeps these controversies going for days. >> right. he does not like to be attacked. he does not like to have his credibility undermined. he can't resist taking the bait. and in these cases it's really dangerous, scott, because those are all instances-- the ones you mentioned-- instances of a presidential nominee taking on a private citizen. for politicians attacking each other but they don't have tolerance for attacking people like them, and that's how they see people like alicia machado.e the kahns and people like judge curiel, and now people like alicia machado. people, they're just average people, trying to get along with their lives and they're just average people trying to get along in theirve lives and when big, powerful politicians decide to dump on them in this way, it leaves a really bad impression. p >> pelley: john heilemann, bloomberg politics, thanks for being with us. t
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>> pelley: it will be between the vice presidential candidates. the moderator will be my colleague elaine quijano of our streaming news service, cbsn. our coverage will begin at 9:00 eastern time. well, we have just been briefed by the national transportation safety board on yesterday's commuter train crash in new jersey. one person was killed.. of the 108 injured, only seven remain in the hospital tonight.e kris van cleave has the breaking news. >> reporter: national transportation safety board investigators have starred interviewing the crew of the new jersey transit train that crashed into the hoboken station yesterday. the engineer, 48-year-old thomas gallagher, is said to be cooperating, and has provided a blood sample that will be screened for drugs and alcohol. investigators recovered the date recorder from the rear of the train, but are still waiting toa access the front cab. n.t.s.b. vice chair bella dinh- zarr: >> once the n.t.s.b. has a successful download, investigators will use that information to validate speed t and get that information aboutge
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>> reporter: investigators will examine the train for signs of mechanical failure, including any brake problems. investigators are also gathering and reviewing multiple sources of video. lead investigator jimo. southworth: >> because of the asbestos, because of the unsettled structures that we're not sure about, i'm not allowing anybody to go in there, okay. none of the evidence that's in there is perishable. >> reporter: gallagher is a 29- year transit employee described as an experienced engineer. sources tell cbs news so far the investigation has found no red kg or medical history. he was treated and released from a hospital hours after theth crash. >> it takes a very quick minute, maybe, for this to happen and it takes quite some time to unravel, particularly with the amount of data we get. >> reporter: while investigators stress it is too early to know what caused this accident, scott, over the last 20 years, nearly a third of all derailment accidents have been blamed onil human error. in new jersey, that number jumps
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us tonight. kris, thank you. well, police have now interviewed and cleared two men seen handling one of the bombs left on the streets in new york earlier this month. both worked for egypt air. they found a suitcase with a pressure cooker bomb inside. apparently, they wanted the bag, so they took the bomb out and left it on street. the bomb did not explode, but blocks away, a bomb allegedly left by ahmad ramadi, wounded 31. late today, police in el cajon, california, released videos showing tuesday's fatal police shooting of a black man. 38-year-old hollandeo is seen pointing an object at officers. he was immediately shot and tased. what he was holding turned out to be an electronic cigarette. his sister called the police because he was acting erratically. the shooting near san diego was followed by three nights of protests, which turned violent last night.
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are under attack, according to the united nations. they're besieged in eastern aleppo, which rebelled against the syrian dictatorship more than five years ago. russian and syrian warplanes are trying to finish them off. today, rescue workers pulled a child from a collapsed buildingi the miracle and the exhaustioni were overwhelming. one of the most experienced reporters on the syrian war is our elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: for nearly two weeks, it's been like it this--t russian and syrian warplanes and artillery pounding eastern aleppo. they're targeting islamicpo fighters who control much of s this side of the city, at least that's what the russians and the
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bad? one after another, civilian targets have been hit-- a bakery, the vat of dough still rising; people's homes; and two of east aleppo's remaining hospitals, which has lefta doctors utterly overwhelmed. rarely have conditions been this bad, says dr. rick brennan of world health organization. are being treated on the floor in corridors.ri there aren't enough intensive care beds. four children died in the last few days because the intensive care unit in one of thet hospitals was full. >> reporter: in the last 488 hours, there's been some ground fighting, as iraqi and iranian militias have joined assad's depleted army. but there's no reason to think they're going to retake eastern
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simply puts terrified civilians trapped in the city, in the line of even more fire. the bombing this week, scott, does look like a deliberate campaign of terror to force civilians to flee. the united nations certainly didn't pull its punches. it called it a war crime. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in our london newsroom tonight. liz, thank you. today, israel buried its last founder. shimon peres helped build worked half of his life for peace. holly williams is in jerusalem. >> reporter: they came from all over the world to jerusalem toor pay their final respects to a man who tried to bring peace to his people and to the middle east. president obama called shimon peres a giant. >> the last of the founding generation is now gone.
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things in his life for 1,000 men. >> reporter: palestinian leader mahmoud abbas was also here, and shared a rare handshake with israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. as israel's foreign minister, shimon peres opened secreted negotiations with the palestinians, which led eventually to the oslo accords, in 1993, the first agreement between israel and the e palestinians aimt it won peres the nobel peace prize, though it didn't deliver lasting peace in the middle east. he was, said bill clinton, our complicated, brilliant friend.co >> he lived 93 years in a state of constant wonder over the unbelievable potential of all the rest of us to rise above our wounds, or resentments, our fears, to make the most of today and claim the promise ofe
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>> reporter: in a final farewell, they heard one of shimon peres' favorite songs from his childhood in poland, a jewish prayer, "our father, our king." shimon peres was laid to rest today atop mount herzl, scott, alongside other israeli leaders, including prime minister yitzhak rabin, with whom he sh >> pelley: holly williams in jerusalem. holly, thank you.i today, alabama's chief justice was suspended without pay for the last two years of his term. roy moore was found guilty of ethics violations for ordering state judges not to issue same- sex marriage licenses. moore of suspended in 2003 after he refused to remove a ten commandments monument from the
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how many calls does this center get on a daily basis? >> what we consider a low day, where we get 25,000, 30,000. >> reporter: 25,000, 30,000? >> on a low day. >> reporter: there have been four million more background checks so far this year compared to last. recently, this center added about 100 more people to handle the volume of calls. overall, the i.g. report praised the f.b.i. for having a near- approving gun purchases, but the report notes, even one mistake can be deadly. b >> pelley: jeff pegues in the washington newsroom.e thank you.ad coming up, the president's patience, put to the test.ou coming up, the president's patience put to the test. risk of stroke. igher that'd be devastating.
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>> pelley: tonight, steve hartman learns the ropes "on the road." >> reporter: 28-year-old robert borba is one of the last he works at a ranch outside eagle point, oregon. but we didn't come here to see his prowess. his prowess in the cow corrals.e we came here to see what he did recently with cart corals in this walmart shopping lot. a few months ago, he moseyedma over to the walmart for some dog food, and on the way out he
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a he stole my bike." he stole my bike." i looked around and all of a sudden this guy goes whizzing by me on a bicycle.en >> reporter: as the security cameras show, there was no wayot to catch him on foot, so the cowboy did what cowboys do-- he saddled up to save the day, armed with little more than a lasso. >> a couple of swings and i threw it at him, just like i would a steer. >> reporter: he had to be blown away. ma like, what was going on. >> he said, "what are you doing, man, do you a badge?" "no, i don't have a badge."'t >> reporter: the cavalry arrived >> reporter: the cavalry arrivea moments later, led by eagle point police officer chris adams. >> i looked up, and from the horse there was a rope connected to the ankle of a gentleman on the ground holding on to a tree. >> reporter: so it was real. >> it was real.e >> reporter: in fact, here's a picture.
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suspect on the ground, roped and tied like a steer headed for the pen. a john wayne couldn't have done it any better.pe >> i'd take him by my side any day.>> >> i told the cop, "man, you guys ought to pick up a rope and throw that gun away. you might have better luck with it." he started laughing. >> reporter: what made youh decide to take action in the first place? >> i don't know. i just figured it was the right thing to do. if it was my wife or little girl i would hope somebody would held her if i wasn't around. >> reporter: heroes, like cooy find, especially modest ones like robert, who want absolutely nothing in return. when it was over, police say alt he asked for was his rope back. coiled it up, tipped his hat, and then rode off into the yellow logo sunshine.e steve hartman, "on the road," in eagle point, oregon.go >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all
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a developing story: school districts warning parents about social media hoaxes involving school violence and clowns. and the paranoia seems to be growing. >> rick salinge sergetting to -- rick salinger is getting to the bottom of this for us. >> reporter: these have been hoaxes that have b internet. including in jfrps county. lake-- jefferson county. lakewood police converged on this middle school after the threat spread here. >> as soon as we get a threat, we try and find out who the threat is about, bring in law enforcement so they can do some research >> reporter: letters have gone out to all jefferson county

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