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>> kaine came off as a jerk. i liked that guy i was really disappointed in him this time. kept going back to trying to needle little points. a total . he reinforced the worst of hillary. really did her a disservice. >> before we went on, you were uncomfortable with donald trump. did mike pence move you in any way? >> yes/no. like the way he was today. stuck to the issues. when he gets to religion. he loses me. >> here's the question. is this going to change any of your opinions? are any of you now more likely to vote for donald trump because of what you heard from mike pence? raise your hand.
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one of the most highly anticipated independent films in years opens tomorrow. birth of a nation a big hit at sundance and getting oscar buzz. the movie centers on a slave forgotten by history. overshadowing the movie is the history of the man behind the film. nate parker is still dealing with a rape accusation from when he was in college. andersen cooper has the story for "60 minutes." >> the lord is our light. and our salvation. >> reporter: the birth of a nation is a film about nat turner, slave and preacher who believed he was called by god to lead a rebellion to end slavery. >> rebel! nate parker who plays nat turner stars in the movie here, wrote, produced and directed it.
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struggling to bring his version of nat turner's story to the screen. do you think it is fair to say you became obsessed with nat turner making this movie about nat turner? >> i became obsessed with what i believe to be the potential impact. >> reporter: when the birth of a nation was first shown at sundance film festival in january the impact was immediate. it won top prizes and hollywood studios came calling. >> first thing up right now is going to be the guys lined up. fox searchlight paid $17.5 million for this independent film, the most money any studio had ever paid for a movie at sundance. but with fame, came scrutiny. and about two months ago, nate parker's past began to make headlines. >> one of hollywood's rising stars is facing tough questions
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>> reporter: there are conflicting accounts of what happened at penn state one night in 1999. nate parker was a 19-year-old sophomore wrestler when he and his fellow teammate, gene selliston were accused by a female student of rape. both men admit they'd had sex at the same time with the accuser but they said it was consensual. the woman who we aren't naming, admitted to a prior consensual encounter with nate parker but on the night in question consumed alcohol and said she was in and out of consciousness. >> do you feel guilty about anything that happened that night? >> i don't feel guilty. >> do you feel you did morally wrong? >> as a christian man, just being in that situation, yeah, sure. i'm 36 years old right now. and my faith is very important to me. so looking back through that lens, i definitely feel like -- it's not the lens that i had when i was 19 years old. >> reporter: nate parker was found not guilty of rape. what wasn't widely known until "variety" magazine discovered it was that his accuser dropped out of penn state and after suffering years of psychological
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i had absolutely no idea. i found out in the news. >> what did you think when you heard that? >> i was devastated. it was shocking. you know, i couldn't believe it. >> you haven't apologized to the woman, her family, do you feel you have anything to apologize for? >> i'll say this. you know, i do thing it is tragic, so much of what happened. and the fact that this family has had to endure with respect but i also think that, you know, i don't want to harp on this and be disrespectful of them at all, you know, but at some point i have to say it, you know, i was falsely accused. you know, i went to court. i sat in trial. you know? i was vindicated. i was vindicated. i was proven innocent. i was vindicated.
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i feel terrible that her her family had to deal with that. but as i said an apology is -- no. >> there has been withering criticism of parker online and in print. in los angeles, the birth of a nation movie posters appeared on the street with the word rapist. did you see those? >> i didn't see, i didn't see any of those. of course i heard. victim. it's -- you have to fight back the instinct to -- to defend yourself. you know? you just got to take it. >> reporter: parker was found not guilty at trial, his friend gene selliston was convicted of sexual assault and went to prison. but his conviction was eventually overturned and criminal record expunged. both men remain friend. and selliston, a writer helped
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involved in the film? >> i don't think so at all. the reality is, gene went to jail for something he did not do. so when it came time to write the story. i said do you want to help? >> were you surprised there was criticism that you continued association with him? >> yes. >> we met with nate parker in june months before the story of his trial was widely known. he was excited, audiences would soon have the chance to see his film. it was not, he said an easy movie to make. turner's bloody rebellion against slavery only lasted two days. of the estimated 60 white people he and his enslaved followers killed, many were women and children. >> are you ready for criticism, the film isn't 100% historically accurate. >> there has never been a film. that was 100% historically accurate.
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true story. doesn't say true story. >> did you always plan on calling it birth of a nation? >> i did. before i ever wrote the first parker picked the title because of the original film called birth of a nation, directed by d.w. griffith in 1915, a silent movie considered a technical masterpiece for its time but also a film that glorified the ku klux klan and solidified stereotypes of african-americans in hollywood that parker says persist today. >> why is it important that d.w. griffith that ec he did to hollywood? oh, well it will give us a better understanding why we are having conversations of diverse diversity now. how is nat turner the birth of our nation? >> because in the same way i am reclaiming the title. i am reclaiming a hero. nat turner, birthed a nation of resisters, of people willing to die for absolute freedom and liberation. >> nate parker was never taught of nat turner's revolt in school.
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south hampton, virginia, 50 miles from where parker grew up. >> never once did i hear about nat turner. >> not until college. you started to read about nat turner. >> started to read. oh, my goodness. this guy was real and excited. >> reporter: why is it important to know what happened to that turner and what he did? >> why is it important to know about george washington? why is it important to know about the revolutionary war? >> reporter: you are saying what nat turner did and people did, you are putting on par with george washington and founders of the country? >> absolutely. just by virtue of the vocabulary, the words they used. when you thing of give me liberty or give me death. nat turner embodied that. take up arms against your oppressor. nat turner embodied that. >> see the full report on the "overnight news" will be right back. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia... and on this side
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might not have to rely on prosthetic arms for the rest of his life. >> these things they suck. i mean, they're horrible. >> reporter: this summer peck was wheeled into an operating room at brigham and women's hospital. packed in ice chest arms from a young man declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. dr. simon talbot led 60 surg is there a moment of truth in these surgeries, the moment when you know you have succeeded in attaching that arm? >> there is a fabulous moment of truth. that's when blood can flow and you see it turn pink. >> there we go.
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radial pulse. perfect. >> that's that moment where you get butterflies you know this arm is actually, back on, back alive again. >> tip of the thumb. >> when peck woke up the next slow, sometimes agonizing to s. process. >> as those nerves grow back, sometimes they can give unusual sensations to people. sensations like electric shocks, sensations like burning. >> one night in the icu i was crying. i was in a lot of pain. even through all of the meds i was on. i contemplated calling the doctor, be like, doc, i can't handle this pain right now. you got to take the arms off me. >> bring your arm up. straight up in front. >> he withstood the pain and is in his second month of rehabilitation. with his medical team constantly checking for any sign the body may be rejecting the new arms. >> i don't see any redness that is not clearing up. that all looks good. >> let's not sugarcoat this. you have a lot of hard, hard work to do with -- with an uncertain outcome. >> yeah.
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>> any day my body can say no, not having it. and then go back to brigham, get my arms reamputated higher than i was before. >> feel okay? too snug. >> for now the arms are in braces to protect them from strain and it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. >> you learned with the prosthetic -- you got that down. and now you got these arms back and you kind of got to relearn how to use them. >> two years ago when we first met john peck, he was living in a handicap accessible house. >> you can see the countertops are lowered. >> just putting food on the table was an exercise in frustration. >> see, prosthetics don't really help with this. grabbing. come here. all he is trying to do here is scramble a few eggs, someone else has taken out of the shell. >> that's how i have to open up tupperwares. >> kind of a pain.
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>> put your arm up. >> i can't. >> with new arms he has to learn how to sit up all over again. >> you are not able to push off with your arms yet. >> no. >> you will be? >> oh, yes. >> soon as doctors give me the okay. i will be sitting up like a pre again. that's the head of the bed. >> reporter: every day tasks the rest of us take for granted are now within his reach. thanks to the arms of a dead stranger. you don't know who the donor is? >> i do not. >> but his family may be watching this? >> yeah. >> reporter: what would you look to tell the family? >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> reporter: that dream when he had no arms is to become a celebrity chef. >> i am going to compete on the
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going to open a restaurant. >> reporter: if he never
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the french have their way of doing things, food, clothes, cars, what about publishing? david tarcomo is our man in paris. >> reporter: in grenoble in southern france at tourist information office, well you see this woman in the red hat if she just turned around she would notice that funny looking gizmo there. print out a story written for somebody like her. somebody killing time waiting. >> it is very, very short stories. one minute. 3 three minutes. five minutes. >> push a button according to how long you want to spend reading. a vending machine for literature. it is free.
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>> pleasure to read. >> they are two of the architects of the publishing house of short edition. >> we have a web side, short where authors can submit stories. >> reporter: the website went up five years ago, according to sylvia tempesta, within a week people were finding them. >> one week you had how many? >> just one. we said, wow, we have one. two writers. >> reporter: five years later they have roughly 10,000 authors and community of 150,000 regular readers. >> difference between us and traditional publisher, is that we don't choose what we are going to publish. the community picks. and the community is voting for the best one. >> reporter: the best are collected and published in book form. and on the machine. and even the machine selects randomly from about 600 stories in its memory. the stories, well -- this one could be considered a bad hair day that went really wrong. and what should i do with that?
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laugh at me. because you don't make laugh at the blind. >> french humor, you know? >> reporter: once they had a prototype they took it to the mayor of grenoble, eric peele, city hall. >> when you take some art and you place it in an area where you don't expect it. you can create something. >> reporter: they got so much press that orders have been coming in from around the world. and from the original eight machines, they have just ordered 45. >> 45. >> yes. >> we plan to have hundreds of them. >> pretty sure they have one in
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florida's governor says "leave now." residents begin fleeing the coast. >> could be the biggest evacuation ever. >> as the hurricane battering the caribbean takes aim at the u.s. southeast. >> also tonight -- in on his rung mate. >> mike pence did an incredible job. >> now a replacement samsung phone starts smoking. forcing the evacuation of a jetliner. shades of snowden. a new nsa security breach. a contractor arrested for allegedly taking secret documents. and a new beginning for a wounded warrior. >> i'm any just grateful that i
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somebody's hand again. ? ? >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." one of the most powerful hurricanes in nearly a decade is on its way to the southeast. watches and warnings are up from the southern tip of florida up the coast to south carolina. half a million people are being urged to move inland. airlines are canceling hundreds of flights. amtrak is shutting down service in the southeas hurricane matthew is a category 3. the storm with winds as high has 120 miles an hour. first estimates of the death toll in haiti and the dominican republic are as high as 25. we have a team of correspondents on this story. first go to omar villafranca in the bahamas. >> reporter: the outer band of hurricane matthew are starting to pound the island of xuma here in the bahamas.
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to clean up after taking a beating from the powerful storm. in les cayes haiti, 145 mile per hour wind left a path of destruction, destroyed homes and flooded the streets. the storm toppled trees and knocked out power and communications to large parts of the island nation. a major bridge was destroyed by floodwaters cutting off access and aid to residents on the western tip of the thousand of people are now without shelter. in the eastern tip of cuba, the storm slashed through and flattened homes in the city. here in the bahamas, residents are boarding up and bracing for matthew as the storm takes aims at the islands. nasa resident, andy gill, stocked up on food and supplies. he plans to ride out the hurricane at home. >> my stomach tells me this one
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and weep trust that everything works out well for us. >> we haven't seen a full force. >> reporter: on the small island of xuma, the radio dj was broadcasting. warning island dwellers about the hurricane. gigi plans to leave the radio booth for shelter before the storm hits. iemt's manuel bojor kwuchlt ez. storm surge is three to five seat. governor rick scott said an unprecedented number of evacuees could follow. >> protecting life is the number one priority right now. if matthew impacts florida there will be massive destruction we haven't seen in years. >> reporter: the last category 3 or higher hurricane to hit florida was wilma in 2005. there is concern vulnerable communities have grown complacent. throughout south florida today it appeared people were heeding
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waiting in long lines for gas and propane. inside store shelves ran bare. the dana beach grill, closed. kathleen lacourt the manager. >> is there anything in particular about this storm that made you close up now? >> keeps dragging east and west. doesn't know which direction it is going. we decided to keep everyone safe. we would close. >> nearby, we noticed lifeguard michael huck helping dig up one of their towers. will be way up. a lot of force against the towers. >> the only way to get them to higher ground was by crane. crews set up these barriers to help contain the storm surge. already 500 national guard troops are on stand by for search-and-rescue. scott, officials are urging people to evacuate as soon as possible to avoid endangering themselves and those first responders. >> on the florida coast, now to
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boston. eric, where is this headed? >> scott, last time a storm category 3 or stronger hit the united states, twitter did not exist. iphones did not exist. 4,000 days ago. a record streak. sadly looks like that may end. hurricane matthew strengthening. moving toward the west. hurricane warnings extend across the florida coast. tropical storm warnings farther inland. they extend to the keys. here is a look at potential wind a couple days. head into thursday. stronger wind starting to approach the coastline. already very destructive wind across the bahamas. head into the overnight. look at wind gusting over 100 mild an hour at the coast. work their way up the coastline. big thing here is where exactly will that center go. if it is inland. brings all that most destructive wind inland. stays offshore. 20 miles can make a big difference, scott. move toward the carolinas by the weekend. >> could strengthen.
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a contractor for the national security agency has been charged with stealing vital secrets. our homeland security correspondent, jeff pegue. s is following this. law enforcement sources say the first sign of a security breach at nsa came in mid august when some one posted highly sensitive secrets about the agency's cyberstoocybsieb cybertools. it included computer code, to governments. at first a cyberattack by another country was suspected. but soon investigators zeroed in on nsa contractor, harold martin iii. in late august, police converged on his maryland home. glen bond lives down the street. >> fbi jackets all over the place. state troopers. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint unsealed to day. the fbi searched the house, car and two storage sheds. investigators say they found
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information stored on various devices with markings indicating that they contained highly classified and top secret information that if made public could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the united states. martin's wife deb was at the house today. >> i have absolutely no comment on the matter. and that i am standing by my husband. that i love him very much. >> reporter: martin, navy veteran was employed by defense contractor the same company that hired edward snowden. in 2013. he leaked classified secrets about u.s. global and domestic surveillance methods. it is considered one of the most damaging security breaches in decades. according to court papers, martin admit heed took the documents. scott, his attorney says there is no evidence his client intended to betray his country and he devoted his entire career to serving and protecting america.
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neilson reported about 37 million people watched the vice presidential debate last night. moderated by our elaine quijano. that's roughly half as many as the clinton/trump debate last week and half as many as the 2008 biden/palin face-off which set the record for vice presidential debate. here is nancy cordes. >> some people think i won. >> reporter: mike pence basked in the limelight today and so did his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice that was my first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes
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want to get rid of birth right citizenships. trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> the strength of tim kaine's attacks were diluted by the sheer number of them. >> you are donald trump's apprentice? >> did you work on that one a long time. >> pence and kaine came in with goals and stuck to them. pence wanted to serve as calming counterweight to unpredictable runningmate. >> where did you find those? >> when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation, accepting contributions from foreign governments. kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's positions make even pence uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals can't imagine how you defend that. >> you whipped out that mexican thing again. >> first thing this morning,
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tried to rewrite history. >> he never said that. >> wouldn't you rather in a certain sense have japan have nuclear weapons. >> saudi arabia nuclear weapons? >> saudi arabia, absolutely. >> reporter: the vp debate was a big shot in the arm for republicans who have watched trump's poll numbers slide all week. but, scott, both sides acknowledge that round two between clinton and trump just four days from today will likely have a far more profound impact on this race. >> let's go to john heilmann, john spence, the perceived winner did kaine do what he needed to do? >> clinton campaign did not see the debate, tim kaine/pence. they saw it between tim kaine and donald trump. though kaine had problems stylistically early going, the campaign was happy with the way he savaged donald trump and got
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out in the eco system out on the stage last night. i think they were quite happy with how he did. >> and the next presidential debate is this sunday in primetime. we are going to carry it right here on cbs. this is going to be very different. a townhall meeting with questions from the audience. how will that play to the strengths and weaknesses of trump and clinton? >> in some ways a more complicated debate. you have real people asking the questions. you also have a situation where both candidates are free to roam out away from their podiums. at interesting physical dynamics, potentially interesting gender dynamics. neither one of the candidates i think is particularly well suited to the format. donald trump is barely ever done it. hillary clinton has done a bit of it. it will be a real, intriguing to see huh they manage the challenges here. hillary clinton preparing for it more assiduously, more
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>> john heilmann bloomberg politics great to have you with us. >> thanks, scott. >> cbs news, live coverage of the clinton/trump debate will begin sunday evening at 9:00 eastern time. well today an airliner was evacuated when a new samsung phone began smoking in a passenger's pocket. samsung has been recalling its phones because of battery fires but it appears that this phone is one of the replacements that here is our transportation correspondent, kris van cleave. >> that smoke came pouring from this samsung galaxy note 7. forcing the flight to baltimore mr. to be evacuated as it sat at the gate in louisville this morning. >> i was just trying to get it away from me. no good place to put it on a plane of course.
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>> heard some popping, like a zip-loc bag popping open. looked around to see what that was. there was smoke billowing, pouring out of my pocket. >> passenger tamika lindsay. >> some one yelled out, "the phone is on fire." first thing came to mind was recall on samsung phones. >> samsung recalled 2 million galaxy note 7 made before september 15. there have been 92 reports in the u.s. of the phone lithium ion battery overheating resulting in 26 burns and 55 cases of property damage including fires to cars, and a garage. airlines have been asking passengers traveling with a note 7 not to charge the phone and to keep it turned off while on board. a check of the serial number on green's phone showed it is not part of the current recall. >> there is something else going on the they need to look a
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>> reporter: green says this phone was actually a replacement for his previous device which had been recalled. that is potentially troubling development. scott, samsung says in a statement it is working with the authorities and southwest to recover the phone, and to determine the cause. >> kris van cleave. thanks. coming up next, a high school football team that is so good. opponents refuse to play them. >> later, extraordinary gift. changes the life of a wounded
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field, archbishop murphy is a powerhouse. overwhelming their opponents, by a combined score of 170-0. but winning by such margins comes at a cost. the school is having trouble finding other schools willing to play them. since a mid september blowout, three teams have now canceled. granite falls high school is the latest. forfeiting the game scheduled for friday. athletic director, joey >> we made a decision based on the health and welfare of our kids. what it comes to. first priority. archbishop murphy isn't big. some of the players are the size of college and professional players. there are six weighing at least 250 pounds including three over 300 pounds. just one granite falls player weighs 250. >> it is a physical game. our kids and parents are concerned about getting hurt.
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we are trying to teach our young adults here. >> jerry jenson is archbishop murphy's head football coach. >> this is the opportunity to face adversity. power through it. and it will serve them well in their life. >> players like lineman, jackson yost, 6'3", 265 pounds. just want to play. >> we can't focus on what schools do. we need to focus on what we need to do to prepare for the upcoming game. one reason the players are so big here, may be because archbishop murphy can recruit from around the region. public schools cannot. there is a growing call around the league here for this school to move to a higher division, essentially, scott, they're saying, go pick on someone your own size. >> carter evans, thank you very much. when we come back, a
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rubber dingies. they fled wars and poverty at home making their escape before the cold of winter. at least 50 did not survive. in his short live, jacob hall loved superheroes, the good guys. today dressed as batman for his funeral in townville, south carolina. a poster showed him as superman. at his family's request, many of the mourners also dressed as super heroes. there were ninja turtles and his mom renae wore a robin costume. jacob was 6. he died saturday after being shot at school one week ago. two other children and a teacher were wounded. a 14-year-old is charged with murdering jacob and murdering his own father.
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we end tonight with an american hero. one of more than 20,000 wounded in 15 years of war in afghanistan. david martin now on the marvel of medicine that has given this veteran a new beginning. six years after he lost all of his limbs to an explosion in in public for the first time with human arms. he began by thanking the family of an unknown young man who in death donated those arms. >> i will tell you this, your loved one's death will not be for nothing. every day i look down at our new arms, i will drive on through the pain. i will never give up. >> reporter: peck, a former marine is one of 25 people in the entire world to receive a
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countertops are lowered. when we talked to him before the operation, he was counting on it to free him from a life in which everything was difficult. >> i can't make sandwiches. sandwiches is too much work. hand on kind of stuff. opening up the deli or lunch meat. he had been on the waiting list nearly two years while dr. simon talbot searched for a donor. >> he will be living with the arms the rest of his life. and make sure possible match. >> reporter: the operation in brigham, took 14 hours. arms from the donor, declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. you can see the hands turn pink and come back to life. >> here we go. look at that. radial pulse. perfect. surgery is the beginning of it. after surgery. months and months of physical
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>> before peck can use those arms nerves have to grow to his fingertips, a slow, painful process. the arms in in braces to protect them from strain. it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. along the way, his body will try to reject his arms. >> any day my body can say, nope, not having it. and then go back to brigham and get my arms reamputated higher than i was before. >> that's the head of the bed. within his reach. >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again. to possibly be -- able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> his dream is to become a chef. but he already has a fiancee to hold his hand. david martin, cbs news, boston. and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news
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little later for the morning news. news. and don't miss cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 6th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." hurricane matthew heads for florida. breaking this morning, millions of americans have been ordered to evacuate, while the president urges those staying behind to take this powerful storm seriously. >> just remember that you can always rebuild, you can always repair property. but you cannot restore a life that is lost. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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the atlantic coast have been told to evacuate ahead of hurricane matthew. the deadly category three storm with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour is expected to pass directly over the bahamas today before moving very close to the east coast of florida by late tonight. the storm is already being felt in nassau, where rain and heavy wind is causing power outages. a hurricane warning is posted for the entire florida atlantic coast where 1.5 million people have been ge evacuate. in georgia, 30 counties are under a state of emergency. in south carolina, 500,000 people have been told to head inland. matthew is being blamed for at least 27 deaths in the caribbean and new aerial video shows the widespread destruction from the storm in haiti. parts of the island nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010. marlie hall joins us from daytona beach, along florida's east coast.
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>> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. that deadly storm has turned this area into a ghost town, as florida governor rick scott said last night, they are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. as hurricane matthew roared through the bahamas, parts of florida game a ghost town. >> don't become a victim. make sure you get out and get out tonight. >> reporter: people along the east coast began heeding evacuation warnings yesterday. flocking to gas stations to fill up. >> i've driven around looking for gas and gas stations haven't had any gas. >> reporter: as others cleared store shelves and boarded up their properties, this boater in daytona beach decided to move further inland. >> we have ridden out a lot of storms in the past but this one, i think, will be much more dramatic. >> reporter: hurricane matthew is expected to regain strength over the next few hours. officials say people along the florida coast should begin feeling its effects by tonight. >> you will start feeling
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hurricane force winds too for an extended period of time. >> reporter: the storm has already left behind a path of destruction in haiti and cuba, flattening homes and flooding streets and knocking out power. the coast guard is already warning beach-goers to stay out of the water. >> definitely not a good time to go out to the surf to be curious or adventurous. >> reporter: matthew is expected to bring draining storm surge and beach erosion to georgia and moving out to sea this weekend. more than a thousand flights have been cancelled for today. the airports with the most cancellations include miami and ft. lauderdale. >> marlie hall in daytona beach, thank you. >>. wbz meteorologist eric fisher is following the storm.
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approaches florida that is a dangerous thing the next couple of days. here is a look at the track and it's still on track to move toward the florida coastline, approaching on thursday night and late thursday night into friday morning, a possible landfall. now we haven't had a major hurricane which is category three or stronger, winds over 110 miles per hour since 2005 and this could end that record streak right around the space coast as we head into early friday morning. the track takes it up the coastline of georgia, south carolina and north carolina before finally heading out to sea. a lot of cities and towns all impacted by this storm. certainly hoping everyone is taking it seriously. night over a hundred miles per hour in freeport. winds will be coming up across the coast of florida. the strongest winds are right around the center. so, again, as that eye is moving along the shore right up 95, many towns will be getting that wash winds 90 as strong as gusts over 130 miles per hour. that is not out of the question. strongest winds won't be in any one spot a long time but it
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big surf moving in. it will create storm surge in the bahamas and waves and create erosion and coasting flooding from florida on up into north carolina. one other thing to watch here. the heavy rain potential. in particular, much of the charleston up into eastern north carolina, a place has seen a lot of rain the last few weeks. so rain like this over a half foot could cause widespread flooding. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. coming up on "cbs this morning," full coverage on caribbean, florida, and the carolinas. and now to politics. both hillary clinton and donald trump are gearing up for their second debate sunday night in st. louis. the candidates are still trying to make the most of this year's vice presidential debate. trump is taking the credit for mike pence's performance and pence says it's all about trump. mike pence rallied with voters in virginia wednesday afternoon. he is being praised for his
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deflecting that praise on to his boss. >> some people think i won. what i can tell you from where i sat, donald trump won the debate. >> reporter: donald trump is on a campaign swing through nevada. he visited a private school in las vegas. >> everybody love school? >> reporter: before holding a rally in nearby henderson. >> in 34 days, we are going to win this state and we are going to win back the white house. >> reporter: hillary clinton spent wednesday at her washington, d.c. home raising money and preparing for sunday's debate. trump and clinton will square off in st. louis. it will be a town hall style format featuring questions from voters. >> i think it's a natural format for her and she likes really engaging with people, so we are looking forward to it. >> 90 minutes. >> reporter: tim kaine might not
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the clinton campaign put some of his one-liners to use in a new campaign video released wednesday. >> donald trump said keep him out if they are muslim. mike pence put a program in place. >> total and complete shutdown of muslims. >> he is asking everybody to vote for somebody that he cannot defend. >> trump participates in a town hall meeting today in new hampshire, sort of a dress rehearsal for sunday's debate. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk about the debates and the campaign with the republican vice presidential candidate, indiana governor mike pence. another national security agency contractor is charged with stealing classified information. harold martin was arrested in august. he worked for the same company boos allen hamilton that employed edward snowden. they found highly classified information in martin's maryland home. he admits he took the material.


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