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>> pelley: the debate breaks the tie. our first post-debate poll shows clinton taking the lead as leaked tax returns give her new ammunition against trump. >> what kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year? >> i have legally used laws to my benefit and to the benefit of my companies. >> pelley: also tonight, hurricane matthew batters the caribbean. we'll tell you where it's headed. police give themselves a strategic advantage to catch distracted drivers. >> you have to pay over $100, so don't look at your phone. >> pelley: and she rose from poverty to the top of her game
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>> hope wins in everything you're doing. >> pelley: now hollywood is telling her story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: 36 days before the election, hillary clinton has taken the lead over donald trump. our new cbs news poll out tonight has clinton up four points. before the first debate last monday, they were tied. voters who watched the debate, 32% said their impression of clinton improved, while 36% said their opinion of trump got worse. late today trump defended his use of the tax code to legally pay as little in taxes as he could. here's major garrett. >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit. >> reporter: today in colorado, donald trump was unapologetic after "the new york times" reported he claimed a business loss of nearly $916
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return. those losses could have shielded trump from federal income taxes for years. >> i understand the tax laws better than almost anyone. >> reporter: trump has not released any of his tax returns, and a trump lawyer threatened the "times" with legal action for unauthorized publication of trump's records. the documents were mailed anonymously to the "times." reporter susanne craig and david barstow. >> i was walking by my mailbox. i check it frequently. i looked in. from trump tower. >> so to have them tumble out of an envelope, your first reaction really is scepts similar. >> reporter: in february, trump bragged to us about not paying taxes. you work very hard to pay the least amount of taxes? >> yeah, i want the pay the least amount possible. >> reporter: trump also said this when hillary clinton raised his tax history at last monday's debate: >> he didn't pay any federal income tax, so -- >> that makes me smart. >> reporter: today new york
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supporter, ordered trump's charitable foundation to stop soliciting contributions in new york because it is not properly registered with the state. schneiderman is also investigating charges trump used charitable funds for personal gain. trump's campaign said the foundation will comply with the order. earlier today in northern virginia, trump was asked about mental hillary clinton for veterans and said those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder are strong" as those who do not. for years veterans groups have tried to erase the stigma of weakness once associated with post traumatic stress disorder. >> pelley: major garrett, thank you. today hillary clinton tried to turn trump's financial losses to her political gain. here's nancy cordes. >> what kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year? >> reporter: trump's tax plan gave clinton a chance to chip away at his biggest selling
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>> how anyone can lose $1 let alone $1 billion in the casino industry is kind of beyond me, right? >> you work hard. you pay your taxes. >> reporter: clinton and top democrats quickly cut ads to capitalize on the news they've been anticipating for months. >> i want a president who is proud of our country, not a president who is proud of getting out of paying taxes. >> reporter: her stops in akron and toledo today marked clinton's first visit to she was greeted by a new poll that shows her trailing there by five points, though she did pick up a new endorsement from the state's best-known athlete, cavaliers' star lebron james. >> our kids are our future, and i believe barack started it. i believe hillary's going to continue it. >> here in ohio, lebron will always be the king. [cheering] >> reporter: clinton's biggest challenge in ohio is the outsided share of white
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without a college degree favor trump by nearly two to one. ohio is not a must-win for clinton the way it has been for other candidates in years past. that's partly because she is leading big in other battleground states like this one, virginia, and colorado, where another new poll today, scott, showed she is leading there by 11. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. with some insight into all of this we'll turn now to john dickerson, our cbs news political director and, of course, the an c the nation." john, the tax controversy, what effect is that likely to have on the race? >> this is a distraction for donald trump at a time when he can't afford it. on any given day a campaign wants the drive the news, not be reacting to it. today donald trump was reacting again. he's been doing that for about a week since that first debate. and when the campaign is reacting, it's not able to court new voters, in this case those reluck about the, college-educated republicans
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but it also puts the campaign on the defensive, which risks lashing out or reckless acts which are an attempt to change stories and sometimes just prolong it. this is also all happening with about a month to go in the race, and the days are more precious than if this had happened in august. finally, donald trump has other stuff on his plate. mainly he has to focus for that big next debate coming up. >> pelley: a few minutes ago we broke the news on our new poll. what else in the poll struck you? >> well, in debatese usually see a group of voters who switch from one candidate to another. the biggest group of people watching the debates already know who they're going to vote for. but what a candidate can do is take that group and make them more enthusiastic, get them to volunteer, get them to vote early in those states that have early voting, and get them to cheer for a candidate on social media. so if we look at hillary clinton, she won the enthusiasm game. the percentage of voters who were very enthusiastic about voting for her has risen seven points since before the first
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improved opinion of hillary clinton after the debate compared to donald trump where only 22% of republicans felt that same way about him after the first debate. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll be watching "face the nation" on sunday. thanks. now, this is a picture from farmville, virginia, the site of the vice presidential debate. that's coming tomorrow. john, nancy, major, and bob schieffer will be there for cbs news live coverage tomorrow evening at 9 the moderator will be my colleague elaine quijano of our streaming news service cbsn. today even dim hope for syria was extinguished. the state department ended talks with russia to end syria's civil war. a u.s.-russian ceasefire agreement collapsed just last month. the u.s. is blaming the russian military's assault on the besieged city of helpo.
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2011. most of them civilians. tonight people from cuba to the carolinas are getting ready for the potential impact of hurricane matthew, the powerful category four storm is already blamed for at least four deaths. this is the view of matthew from space as it aims to make life miserable for millions. our mark strassmann is in kingston, jamaica. >> reporter: jamaica hurricane matthew's outer bands all weekend, striking fear of its fury into residents. kingston, the nation's capital, home to almost 600,000 people, is a virtual ghost town. annette gerald headed for a shelter. >> my roof is not solid, and a hurricane is coming. >> reporter: mudslides remain a major worry. this road has already washed away, which could cut off a kingston community called gordon town from the rest of the city.
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be nearby haiti. some time tomorrow winds around 140mph could flatten a landscape of flimsy homes, flash flooding, mudslides and storm surge threaten people living in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. matthew will then move north to eastern cuba where it could linger for ten hours. 350,000 cubans have been evacuated. at the u.s. naval facility at guantanamo bay, destructive weather might force the relocation of suzanna labratta manages a store in santiago. she says, "we're getting ready for the hurricane and evacuating everyone who needs to move." jamaica has roughly 1,000 public schools. all of them have been closed indefinitely. and, scott, most have been turned into emergency shelters just in case. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks. eric fisher is the chief meteorologist at our cbs station wbz in boston. eric, what's coming next?
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is certainly a very powerful, very dangerous hurricane. it's been moving its way north throughout the court of the day today. it has an eye on haiti. during the overnight and into term part of tomorrow. widespread hurricane watches and warnings now extending all the way up to the northwestern bahamas, and the latest track really maintains the strength. so it stays a major category three or stronger hurricane slowly moving through the bahamas over wednesday and thursday. then as it approaches the eastern seaboard, a track that will bring it right up along the florida coas georgia, south carolina and north carolina coastlines as we head toward the end of this week and into the weekend. so the imminent threat here across cuba, hispaniola, jamaica, and as we move toward florida and the southeast atlantic coastline, we're on alert for the late-week period. north of north carolina, this is where the uncertainty is, scott, as it may move out to sea or move right up the coast. more clarity on that in the next couple days. >> pelley: eric fisher of wbz. eric, thank you. well, changes in our climb are
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final days in office. tonight on the white house lawn, the president is taking part in an ideas festival that includes a discussion of the dangers of a warming planet. the president has called global warming a slow-motion catastrophe. scientists worried about how the human race will feed itself are working on a radical new idea. mark phillips has the fruits of their labor in the netherlands for tonight's climate diaries. >> levels and more flooding are the inevitable future of climate change, there's place in the world that may have found at least part of the solution. nobody knows more about dealing with encroaching waters than the dutch, where more and more salty water has been seeping through the dikes on to agricultural land. on this experimental farm, they've been trying to see what might actually grow in those conditions. how are you finding out what works?
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tell us which works and which doesn't. >> reporter: which is why they call marc van rijsselburgh the potato whisperer. he speaks potato. >> if they die, they give you a statement, and fortunately we don't have to kill our scientists before they give the statement. >> reporter: but they don't all die, the potatoes, far from it. they've tested hundreds of varieties here, irrigating them with increasingly salty water, and they've found plenty that but there would be no point unless the survivors were also edible. >> i'll try the brown one first. >> yes. >> reporter: tastes like a good potato. >> yeah. >> reporter: and the other one tastes like... a good potato. but different. i'm betting this is the salty one. >> you're absolutely right, mark. >> reporter: so far so interesting, but there are real
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in this salt-affected region of pakistan, one of many such regions around the world, they have given up trying to grow anything until the dutch showed up with their salt-resistant potato. the result: bumper crops. amsterdam university botanist arjen de vos runs the project and says it works for other vegetables, too. >> you can use high seawater salinity... >> reporter: half seawater? >> yes, we have car according to old data, they should be dead already, but these carrots can feed many people worldwide. >> reporter: the potato whisperer not only provides the ingredients, he has the recipe. >> we can make onions, carrots and potatoes for the people in bangladesh and pakistan. and then you have a proper meal. >> reporter: a little curry spice and then you're talking. >> yeah. >> reporter: they're talking about breaking new ground here in so many ways.
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more dangerous because they're taking the eyes completely off the road. >> reporter: in the time it takes a driver to look down and send a text, a vehicle could travel the distance of a football field. driver brandi hayes. do you think about the safety aspect of that? >> i do, but, you know, you always think you're above it, you know, that you're not going to be the one to have an accident. >> reporter: but those accidents are rising, fatal distracted driving crashes jump nearly 9% last year that prompted this startling anti-texting ad. >> they're driving just like a drunk driver. you'll see them weaving. you'll see them go over the center line. >> reporter: to catch texting drivers, police are getting creative. >> the hummer, she's texting. >> reporter: officers in san bernardino, california, have posed as panhandlers, even
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looking for cell phone violators, drivers don't see them and are pulled over by motorcycle cops nearby. in moscow, idaho, they use a yellow school bus. in west bridgewater, massachusetts, they're using bicycle officers. chief victor flaherty. >> today in three hours the guys will stop somewhere in the vicinity of 100 cars. >> reporter: sending a message the old fashioned way, via hand-written ticket. >> you have to pay over $100 >> reporter: the national safety council estimates roughly 1.6 million crashes last year can be attributed to cell phone use. scott, that's about one quarter of all accidents. >> pelley: keep your hands on the wheel. kris van cleave, thanks very much. the engineer in the new jersey train wreck is talking.
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six. >> reporter: you cropped out of school at six? >> yeah. we didn't have anything. my mom had no money. >> reporter: when she was nine, she stumbled upon a church chess program. at first it wasn't the game that interested her. >> i was just going back because i wanted a meal. >> reporter: so you were going back the play because you needed food? >> yeah. >> reporter: but things began the chain when mutesi met robert katende. he started the chess program as a way to empower children in >> actually, the most intriguing factor was the determination to provide. she was grasping every concept and tried the use it well against other players. >> reporter: so he signed her up for tournaments. she began winning and became the first female chess champion of her country. by 14 she competed in the olympics of chess, beating adults, achieving status as an expert player.
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i'm right now here at this level, because i'm a person from nowhere. >> reporter: mutesi's journey is now a movie. >> checkmate. >> she won. >> she won. >> i won. >> reporter: disney's "queen of katwe" featuring oscar winner lupita nyong'o who plays mutesi's mother and david oyelowo who plays her coach. what message do you have for other young people in similar situations as yourself? >> hope wins in everything you're doing. >> reporter: hope >> yeah. it's up to you to wake up to, stand and to do something. >> reporter: spoken like a winner who says she never loses, she just learns. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and 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 captioned by
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buildings closed by flood 20-16 are now back open for business.they include the jean oxley public service center and the linn county courthouse. since our five o'clock newscast we've learned the 16th avenue bridge is now open between czech village and newbo.also due to the flood, organizers decided to cancel this year's bacon fest at newbo city market this coming saturday.all tickets will be refunded.organizers tell cbs 2 news the bacon lovers'


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