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trump hasn't been in the white house. so to say that trump tore our country apart at the seams and created this racial division, no way. president obama was the one who was in the white house for eight years, and race relations have been worse than ever in this country. le an african-american man who has torn apart this country. we need to look at that. >> to say that race relations have gotten as bad as they've ever been under president obama shows a lack of historical depth. america is built on racial division. and donald trump rhetoric, this otherism, builds into that narrative that has long been the narrative of american society. the "cbs overnight news"
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in the african nation of malawi there's a maximum security prison that's famous
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and the beautiful music they make. in fact, an album called "the muk of zamba prison" was nominated for an emmy. anderson cooper went to listen for "60 minutes." ? >> reporter: this is the music that brought us to malawi, one of the least developed nations on the planet. it's a place of staggering beauty. there's vast mountains, lush forests, and a long idyllic lake. ? drive through the countryside, however, and you quickly see poverty is widespread. the country of 17 million people, life is full of hardships. security prison, and the music you're hearing comes from behind these walls. the prison was built to hold around 400 inmates. today there are 2,400 here. ? what's so startling when you walk into the prison yard on a sunday morning -- ? -- is that everywhere you turn there's music. a cacophony of choirs. ? many here are hardened criminals.
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others are casualties of a legal system that can be chaotic and arbitrary. where court files are routinely lost and most suspects have no legal representation. in a small room off the yard there's a prison band. practicing every day on donated instruments. ? those men in green are guards. they play side by side with inmates. ian brennan, an american producer who travels the world recording new music in unlikely places, heard about zamba and three years ago flew to malawi to check it out. you're taking a gamble. because you go to places, you don't necessarily know what's there. >> no, no, no. we have no idea. it's a leap of faith every single time.
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only leap of faith. officer thomas banamo took one too. he helped found the prison band eight years ago. he wasn't sure what to think the day ian brennan showed up. >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> translator: i was quite surprised because i couldn't understand how this guy knew about us and why would he be interested in our prison. >> reporter: it's not every day a white american knocks on the prison door and says he wants to come in. >> translator: yeah. it's not every day. >> what took you so long? >> reporter: brennan saw promise in this prison and the possibility of an album. so he set up his microphones and asked anyone interested to write and sing songs about their lives. ? men and women. ? inmates and guards. it was something most had never done before. ?
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>> well, the thing we look for everywhere which is, you know, music that resonates with us. this is what moves me, and hopefully it will move someone else. >> reporter: and when you hear it you know it? >> yeah, you feel it usually. >> reporter: even if you don't understand the words right away? >> it's better when you don't understand the words. because when you don't understand the words you have to listen to what somebody means, not what they're saying, and if they mean it. ? reluctant to write and sing about his life. but when he did, ian brennan knew his music would be on the album. just listen to what he came up with one morning when we were there. ? a softly sung ballad about the sudden death of his wife. ? "you left without saying good-bye," he sings. "you left behind the children too.
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? >> he writes songs and plays as beautifully as someone can. he's reached that level of transcendence where it can't be better than it is. it just is. it's something that just hits you. >> reporter: to fully appreciate the music here you have to see the misery. but when we arrived at zomba, authorities didn't want us to show what life is like for the prisoners. so much of what we filmed we had to record secretly, without the guards knowing. inmates in zomba are fed just one meal a day, a small bowl of gruel made out of corn flour. the menu, we're told, rarely changes. on good days they get a few beans. on bad days, inmates say, there's no food at all.
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he's doing time for burglary. do you eat meat? chicken? beef? you're laughing. that's not good. when was the last time you had meat? >> 2014. 25 december. >> reporter: 2 1/2 years ago christmas day? >> yeah. >> reporter: it's not just the lack of food. a prisoners say they only have enough room in their cells to sleep wedged against one another lying on their sides. stefano narenda also sang on the album. so you're sleeping on your side? >> translator: when you want to turn, you have to do it together. >> and they're right next to each other? how do you sleep? >> translator: we just sleep. we have no choice.
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as are around a quarter of zomba's inmates. they occasionally get visits from an italian nun, sister anna tomasi, who runs a small charity providing some food and legal aid to prisoners. if you were writing a postcard to somebody who had never been to this prison, how would you describe it here? >> i think it's impossible for somebody outside to get -- there are no words which could explain because -- here? >> yes. i think before you came three days ago if i had written anything do you think you could have had a clue? >> no. >> sometimes i call it as the waiting room of hell. >> reporter: that's what this prison room is like sometimes? >> yes. >> reporter: if it is the living room of hell, salvation for chikande salenje comes from music. >> translator: when i'm singing, i feel like i'm in another world. i don't feel like i'm in prison at all. it's only when i stop that i
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everything else. >> reporter: when the music stops that's when you realize you're in prison? >> translator: when we are singing, the walls are no longer there. but when we stop, the walls return. and then we're back to counting the bricks again. ? >> reporter: chikonde wouldn't have to count the bricks much longer. after five years here he was about to g r we were there recorded a new song for ian brennan. it's about leaving prison and his fears of life as a free man. >> you can see the full report >> you can see the full report on o ? ? one day a rider made a decision. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching
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even noticed that but you picked that up in an instant. >> yeah. because that's what i used every 15 minutes. >> reporter: rafati grew up in ohio. he escaped a childhood scarred by physical and sexual abuse by moving to los angeles. but there was no escaping his demons. rafati started using and selling drugs. that led to a felony drug conviction and later his descent into heroin addiction and homelessness. >> this is the last house on the block. i had nowhere else to go. this is where i could get drugs and i could panhandle. it's like being hijacked. you have to have drugs. >> reporter: more than once rafati ended up in the los angeles county jail. so you actually haven't been back here since you were released from jail. >> yeah. now, that gave me a shudder. >> reporter: yeah? >> yeah. inside there is way worse than where we just were. >> reporter: how bad were the withdrawals in there? >> the worst ever. on a cold cement floor.
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sober for 13 years now but admits he still thinks about getting high sometimes. what stops him he says is the life he has now. >> that's as california as you can get. >> reporter: a thriving business he built with his partner haley gorsy and the roughly 200 employees that depend on him. >> smile. >> reporter: sunlife organics has six locations in los angeles. >> trust god, clean house, help others, right? >> reporter: his flagship shop in malibu with its loyal celebrity clientele sells rf healthy lifestyle that rafati credits with saving his life. >> hibiscus, orange, alkaline water and raw honey. >> it's a long way from skid row. >> what was the point where you were like no, this really is the end, i'm stopping? >> the seizures, the abscesses. my teeth were literally rotting out of my head. so just the physical condition
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have the realization that my time is pretty much up if i don't make a change. >> reporter: after finally getting clean, rafati started working odd jobs, doing yard work and cleaning houses. that led to steady jobs, then investments and eventually successful business venture focused on of all things wellness. >> what's up, buddy? how was the run? >> great. >> yeah? >> when i completely fell apart was when i wasn't working. i've got to work. >> reporter: rafati says he got a second chance at life but his past remains very much a part of his present. >> the addict in me is what i bring to this operation. this relentless pursuit of greatness and pure authentic self-expression. that's what it's all about. so what i bring to the table is yeah, is being nuts. >> reporter: could you say that this has become your new drug? >> this isn't just my new drug. this is my anti-depressant. and it's the greatest anti-depressant i've ever tried. i've tried them all. >> reporter: what is that advice
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an elementary school teacher in colorado came up with half a sentence, and it changed the lives of a lot of kids. here's marc strassmann. >> this book is one of my favorites. >> reporter: every third grade teacher struggles to connect with students, especially at the beginning of the year. >> everybody, your booty is like glued to the carpet. you're not getting up again. >> reporter: but denver teacher kyle schwartz has come up with a unique and she thinks groundbreaking way to do that. >> i just wrote on the board "i wish my teacher knew" and had students write an answer for me. >> reporter: the responses range from heartwarming -- >> i wish my teacher knew that i love her with all my heart. >> reporter: -- to heartbreaking. >> i wish my teacher knew my grandpa died when i was in california. i started to cry because i want him to be still alive. >> students all over the country
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challenging issues, and it really helps me know what actions i need to take as a teacher to support them. >> and was the simplicity of that open-ended sentence part of its success? >> i think that there's a real power in the simplicity of the sentence. >> let's read it again and make sure it makes sense. >> reporter: schwartz multiplied that power a few years ago when she tweeted some of her students' notes. they talked about everyday hardships like poverty, loneliness, and the break-ups of families. >> it kind of snowballed, and media teachers all over the country and really all over the world started doing the same lesson. >> reporter: schwartz turned those notes and the ideas she developed to deal with them into a new book that looks to explain how one question can change everything for our kids. >> i wish my teacher knew that i don't have as many friends as i thought. >> why did you write that? >> because there are a lot of
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sometimes mean or rude. >> reporter: and what did she say to you about that? >> she told the class to raise their hand if you wanted to be my friend. and nearly all of the class put their hand up. >> reporter: you didn't think you had many friends, and what did you learn? >> a lot of people wanted to be friends. >> i've seen their peers rally around them. i've seen this exercise really grow and change and help students you're not the only one who worries or has problems? what did that tell you? >> it told me that sometimes you need a hug. >> and a pat on the back. >> and a pat on the back. you guys did awesome. >> reporter: marc strassmann, denver, colorado. that's the overnight news
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the race gets tighter. as election day grows closer. >> five days away from the change you've been waiting for your entire life. >> imagine it is january 20th, 2017 and imagine it is donald trump standing in front of the capitol. also tonight, seniors argue over two of their own. >> i wouldn't trust her to go to the store for me. >> i don't believe he's qualified to lead anything, including my local homeowners association. the government says kids are eating too much salt, putting their health at risk. tears of joy in cubville.
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waterworks begin. and an american diplomat becomes an international tv sensation. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." the race is down to four days, and hillary clinton's lead is down to three points. in a new cbs news/"new york times" poll it is clinton 45%, donald trump 42%. two weeks ag nine-point lead. motivating voters to the polls is key, and both campaigns seem to have adopted a new motto. "if you can't win 'em, scare 'em." donald trump was in florida yesterday wa his version of a story in the "wall street journal" about the fbi and the clinton foundation. major garrett was there. >> so let me ask you this question. i've never done this before.
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will justice be done? yes or no? >> reporter: in jacksonville, florida today donald trump seized on a new report that the fbi has investigated criminal wrongdoing at the clinton foundation. >> it was reported that an avalanche of information is coming in. the fbi agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment. >> reporter: not quite. cbs news fbi has looked into the finances of the clinton foundation, but so far no charges have been filed. >> he certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn't he? >> reporter: in pennsylvania trump's wife melania made her first campaign appearance since giving a partially plagiarized speech at the gop convention. she said as first lady she would focus on online bullying, something her husband has been accused of doing.
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fragile. they are hurt when they are made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence. >> reporter: trump also deployed former arch-rival turned ally ted cruz to iowa today, but campaigning with mike pence, cruz kept his focus off of trump. >> i recognize some of you guys are wanting to write stories suggesting divisions among republicans. i'll make a point, i'm getting ready to get on a gigantic airplane that has donald trump's name painted on the side of tonight in reliably republican eastern north carolina, part of a closing strategy of driving up the gop vote in the reddest part of battleground states. scott, trump's weekend schedule is at least partially set. it looks a little more purple and blue. stops saturday in nevada and colorado, sunday in wisconsin. >> major garrett on the home stretch. now let's check in with nancy cordes covering the clinton campaign. >> reporter: if donald trump were to win this election, we
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depth and whose ideas are incredibly dangerous. >> reporter: with five days to go, clinton has concluded that the best way to win the white house is to paint a picture of trump in it. >> if you're latino, you know what life would be like because we'd have a president who doesn't see you as american at all. >> reporter: the latest cbs news/"new york times" poll helps explain the strategy. only 49% of likely voters say they are very enthusiastic about 62% in 2012. in the absence of enthusiasm fear might be the next most powerful motivator. >> you can't make excuses for this stuff! >> reporter: in miami today the president warned that the nation's very character is at stake. >> if you discriminate against people of different faiths before you are president, then that is what you will do in office.
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to carry out the twisted notions that you had before you were in office! >> reporter: it isn't all doom and gloom. clinton pares her argument about trump with talk about how she wants to lead. >> i disagree with people on lots of issues but i believe the only way we can get things done is to actually listen and respect each other and try to find that common ground. >> reporter: newly released state depart e clinton and her top aide huma abedin discussed how abedin could get a secure phone to clinton. clinton suggested that perhaps an aide to abedin's now disgraced husband anthony wei weiner -- scott, state department officials say this would not have been appropriate, sending it in that manner, as long as the phone as rendered inoperable first. >> nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. we told you a moment ago how
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but of course it's the electoral vote, state by state, that elects the president. anthony salvanto is our cbs news director of elections and our expert on this. anthony, tell us first about trump. >> well, scott, let's take a look at trump's path through those battleground states that will ultimately decide this. we think he has to win florida. that's the perennial battleground state. and also get ohio, where the polls have been very tight. but then he also has to win north tight race, and even then he won't get above the 270 electoral votes that he needs. he'll still have to go and take a couple of other states like, say, a colorado and a nevada in order to get past 270. if that sounds like a lot of work for the last five days, it is. >> and when hillary clinton looks at your map, what does she see? >> here's why she still has an edge. start with pennsylvania, where she's been leading in the polls. if she can hang on to that, then she just needs to win north
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over the 270 that she would need. that adds up to an easier electoral college path for hillary clinton. >> anthony salvanto, director of elections here at cbs news, thanks very much. whatever side of your line we hope you'll join us for cbs news election night coverage. that's going to be tuesday night at 7:00 eastern time. in northern afghanistan today two u.s. service members were killed and four were wounded in a raid against province. the americans have not been identified. they were assisting afghan forces. u.s. air strikes were called in. dozens of taliban fighters were killed. but so were at least 30 afghan civilians.
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perhaps you've noticed just how heated your own election conversations are getting. marc strassmann got an earful listening to retirees. for our week-long series "closing arguments." >> reporter: this is the villages north of sprawling and tranquil. home to 110,000 seniors and a better, partisan divide. >> he's alienated over 50% of the american electorate. >> that is not true. have you researched him? have you gone in -- >> yeah, i have. and that's why i'm voting against him. >> reporter: linda-figure is a retired 61-year-old chemical engineer. 67-year-old dale kennedy used to be a mortgage broker. >> i'm about to walk out of here. i'll tell you what.
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two lifelong republicans. it did not go well. >> may i finish? may i? >> well, be my guest. you always do. >> reporter: by mail fogg voted for hillary clinton. her first vote ever for a democrat. >> was there a part of you that felt like a traitor to your party? >> no. i believe donald trump has been a traitor to the gop. >> i'm linda fogg. >> reporter: fogg even start aid club here, republicans for hillary. >> when we have a candidate at the top of the ticket that insults women, minorities, immigrants, and mocks the disabled, i don't believe he's qualified to lead anything. >> reporter: kennedy is passionately pro trump. >> there is so much positive energy behind donald trump. he is definitely not a perfect person. and he has said some stupid things. >> has trump said anything that is so to you stupid or offensive that it made you second-guess your support? >> momentarily, when the thing came out.
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you know which one. >> there have been many. which one? >> are you talking about the billy bush interview? >> whatever. let's just say he's said a lot of stupid things and yes, some of them were -- they made me stop and think. >> what is it about trump that you find attractive? >> this man loves america. he wants to get us back to our roots, to where we have morals in this country. i believe he is far more trustworthy than hillary clinton. i wouldn't trust her to go to the store for me. she has lied about benghazi. sh >> yes, there are some issues i have with hillary clinton. i believe that hillary clinton walks right up to the line of legality and kind of flirts with it. and backs off. but we have had her under the microscope for decades and we have yet to find anything that we can lock her up for, as the trump supporters would say. >> reporter: fogg and kennedy
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[ honking ] >> i love riding around and having people honk at me. every once in a while i get shot a bird. >> and so do i. >> oh, really? >> not the same person hopefully. >> reporter: marc strassmann, cbs news, the villages, florida. 40 million people watched the chicago cubs defeat the cleveland indians last night in game 7 of the world series. it was the largest tv audience for a series game since there was no tv or radio to speak of the last time the cubs won, in 1908. here's dean reynolds. >> the cubs win the world series! >> reporter: it was a game that will be emblazoned on the souls of cub fans forever. a turn of events that made grown men sob with relief that the burden borne by their parents and grandparents had finally been lifted from their
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>> reporter: there were enough emotional peaks and valleys to last an entire season, much less one game. when a four-run cub lead evaporated, people started to lose it. cindy lloyd spoke for many. >> did you think they were going to blow it? >> yeah. that did cross my mind. >> reporter: randy traub is a big guy who was too afraid to watch even one of the 80 screens in the cubby bear bar. >> i didn't want to look. i've been down this road too many times. >> reporter: well, this road trip lasted 108 years, but was no dead end. in the post-game partying. >> yeah! >> reporter: cubs slugger kyle squlasher became acquainted with a fine vintage. >> it tastes great. tastes so much better now that we're champs. >> reporter: this morning the cubs came home, clutchingthat e franchise for so long. and it took a white sox fan to explain how long. >> the last time the cubs won thomas edison was alive and they
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yet. >> reporter: chr"chicago tribun sportswriter paul sullivan. >> you kind of got used to it over the years. >> happy to shed that lovable loser thing? >> oh, my god. i'm happy not to have to write about the billy goat ever again. >> reporter: further confirmation that all of this is not really a dream will come tomorrow, scott, when much of the city is expected to turn out for a big parade honoring se >> dean reynolds at wrigley for us tonight. dean, thank you. coming up next, stopped for a broken taillight, in minutes he was dead. an ex-cop stands trial. and later, american kids are piling on the salt.
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county courthouse looking grim. they've waited 19 months for the day michael slager, scott's killer, begins to confront a possible life sentence. prosecutor scarlet wilson. >> what michael slager did to walter scott was wrong. it was flag out wrong. >> reporter: it was an everyday traffic stop last april. >> your license and registration, sir. >> reporter: slager pulled over scott for a broken taillight. scott suddenly ran. slager chased him. phone video recorded by a passerby, the white officer shot the fleeing black suspect five times in the back. one bullet entered scott's heart. >> the charge in this case is murder. >> reporter: slager's jury, 11 of them white, one black, will hear his claim of self-defense. the 34-year-old former officer says he and scott fought over the cop's stun gun moments before this cell phone video began.
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>> he physically and forcefully resisted to the extent that they were both fighting on the ground. >> walter's gone. but now we need justice for walter. >> reporter: anthony scott, walter's older brother, told us the video proves slager killed in cold blood. >> what goes through your head and heart when you watch the video now? >> to me it's a man being shot in the back officer. >> reporter: the court also heard from judy scott, walter's mother. scott, she testified she was on the phone with him during the traffic stop and heard him groening in pain, apparently from being tased. >> marc strassmann for us in charleston.
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i usually eat a lot of chips. and i know chips is probably crazy with salt. that's my go-to food there. >> reporter: but that go-to food could lead to problems like high blood pressure. already one in nine children have it. the recommended daily limit for sodium ranges from 1900 milligrams a day for younger kids to 2300 a day for older ones. today's study found adolescents consumed 55% more sodium than recommended. the limit. >> my favorite food would be pizza. >> reporter: pizza and mexican food headed the top ten list of sodium sources. but the salt was sprinkled throughout their entire diet. and of the ten only milk had naturally occurring sodium. for the rest salt was added during processing. more than half of sodium intake came from store-bought foods. >> my little box here. four of the bagel bites is going to be about 410 milligrams of
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dietician at nyu langone medical center. >> one tablespoon of ketchup has 160 milligrams of sodium than that's more thain slice of bread. >> reporter: the cdc says it's important to limit the salt in children's diets because eating habits learned early tend to persist as we get older. it's easy to be intimidated by numbers on food labels, but if you remember the daily sodium allowance is from 1900 to 2300 milligrams, depending upon your child's age, you canig wisely. >> dr. jon lapook. thanks, doc. an american ambassador gets
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. finally tonight, most americans would be hard-pressed to name a single u.s. ambassador. but one of them has become a star. here's mark phillips in copenhagen with celebrity diplomacy. >> reporter: rufus gifford is a different kind of >> on this one i'm not certain that i can give you anything reassuri reassuring. >> reporter: he's the media star kind. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: and this is his show. >> i have the best job in the world. and the only way you can really explain it to people is just by living it. >> this is your average wednesday. >> reporter: rufus gifford, ambassador to denmark-s a former obama fund-raiser and political appointee, who took the idea of transparency in government to a place no man has gone before.
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film his work and his life. >> wonderful. >> reporter: the catchily entitled "i am the ambassador from america" was supposed to draw a small cult audience of foreign policy geeks. >> we thought if we were lucky we might have 50,000 danes tune in. >> reporter: instead, the danes rolled in and tuned in in their hundreds of thousands. the show's executive producer, eric struve hansen, is still shock. >> he looks like a hollywood star. perfect smile, good-looking, smart, and so on. >> an american from central casting almost. >> yeah. >> reporter: but apart from a character, a show needs a plot. enter kitchen left, rufus's partner steven. >> should be home by 7:00 then. evening is free. >> yeah. >> reporter: the two decided what they needed and maybe what the show needed was a good
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>> and i therefore proclaim that you are legally married. congratulations. [ applause ] >> reporter: it was a happy day. a big hit. and more. >> there was an element of diplomacy there. or politics. whatever you want to call it. >> what were you trying to prove? >> we were in copenhagen city hall, where the first same-sex unions in the world took place, steven and i got married. >> reporter: naturally the awards followed. >> rufus gifford! >> oh, man. >> reporter: having conquered denmark, the show has now been picked up by netflix and is running around the world. >> you never know what sells on tv. >> that is true. that is true. yes indeed. >> hi. >> reporter: the ambassador turned accidental tv star is going global, and diplomacy may never be the same. mark phillips, cbs news, copenhagen. >> and that's the overnight news
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for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a for others check back with us a captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 4th, 2016. just four days until the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news." as we head into the final clinton is painting a grim picture of what a trump presidency might look like. >> we would have a commander in chief who is completely out of his depth and whose ideas are incredibly dangerous. >> meanwhile, melania trump hit the trail for the first time in months saying, as first lady, she would battle something her own husband has been accused of, cyber bullying. >> we have to find a better way
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to -- with each other. while donald trump criminalizes clinton over her ongoing e-mail scandal. >> will justice be done? yes or no? 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. it is the final push before a presidential election, which by nail-biter. hillary clinton is trying to shore up the democratic base today in pennsylvania, michigan, and ohio. donald trump is trying to win over moderate republicans. the latest cbs news/"the new york times" poll shows clinton hanging on to a three-point lead over trump nationally. now that is down from the nine-point margin she enjoyed just a couple of weeks ago. hena daniels is here in new york with the very latest. >> reporter: four days until
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surrogates and star power to help get voters to the polls in key battleground states. >> we are standing against the possibility of returning and normalizing discrimination. >> reporter: hillary clinton court voters in the crucial state of north carolina last night, alongside former rival bernie sanders. >> we are voting for the most powerful leader in the entire world! >> reporter: singer/producer pharrer ll williams provided star power as the race tightens. >> this election was too important. i couldn't sit on the sidelines and just be quiet. >> reporter: the democratic nominee used her mostpowerful surrogate to sway young voters in the state of florida. >> all of the progress we made these last eight years goes out the window if we don't win this election. >> reporter: trump got a rare boost from wife melania in pennsylvania yesterday, sought to appeal to suburban women with
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>> we must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media. >> reporter: while trump's daughter ivanka hit the ground in new hampshire, the republican nominee held several events in north carolina. once again, bashing his opponent's e-mail practices. >> hillary thought nothing of putting classified information on her illegal server, which our enemies now have hacked. >> reporter: despite the new york times" poll finds 92% of voters have already made up their mind. trump and clinton will both campaign in the battleground states of pennsylvania and ohio today, where races are tight. an anonymous source tells cbs news beyonce will join husband
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concert in support of the democratic nominee. >> certainly star power. hena daniels here in new york, thank you so much. of course, the united states does not elect a president on popular vote. it is the electoral vote that matters. 270 needed to win. cbs news director of elections anthony salvanto explained to scott pelley despite the tightening race, trump still faces a difficult path to the white house. >> let's take a look at trump's path through the battleground states that will ultimately decide this. we think he has to win florida. that is the perennial battleground state, and also get ohio where the polls have been very tight. but then he also has to win north carolina, which is also a tight race, and even then, he won't get above the 270 electoral votes that he needs. he'll still have to go and take a couple of other states, like, say, a colorado and nevada to get past 270. if it sounds like a lot of work the last five days, it is. >> and when hillary clinton looks at your map, what does she see?
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start with pennsylvania where she is leading in the polls. if she can hang on to that, then she just needs to win north carolina to go over the 270 that she would need. that adds up to an easier electoral college path for hillary clinton. >> coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk about the final days before the election with cbs news political director john dickerson. a bond heaing is scheduled today for a man suspected of kidnapping and holding a south carolina woman inside a storage container for two months. the woman and her boyfriwe reported missing in late august. kala victoria brown was found yesterday about 80 miles northwest of the state capital columbia. a registered sex offender todd kohlhepp is under arrest. >> it's pretty horrible down there. we had deputies to do the search and heard this lady banging on a container and for all of our officers to open the container
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>> brown told police there are other victims buried on the property. they are investigating. a man riding with walter scott the day a south carolina policeman fatally shot him says he doesn't know why scott tried to run away. scott was pulled over for a broken taillight last year. yesterday, in the murder trial of officer michael slager, the jury watched cell phone video that shows slager shooting scott as he tries to flee. a scott family attorney says they are not concerned that the jury is nearly all white. >> the only thing you need in this case is everything that those jurors have, two eyes and their brain. it doesn't matter what color they are because they have eyes that can see that videotape. >> slager tried to subdue scott with a stun gun before he shot him. we are learning more about
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scott greene was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with two counts of murder. court records show greene had serious money problems and had abused his mother. a search dog found his gun and car. >> we did locate his car. it was bogged down in a wooded area. it appears to have been stuck and abandoned by mr. greene. we did find a gun. we do believe probably it is the firearm used in the attack. >> if convicted, greene would receive an automatic life sentence without the possibility the season is over for the harvard men's soccer team, cancelled because of sexual comments made about members of the women's team. the student newspaper broke the story and it uncovered a document from 2012 in which team members rated the attractiveness of members of the women's team including lewd comments. the university president said the so-called scouting reports appeared to be widespread and continued through this season.


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