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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: obamacare rate hikes. trump uses them to hammer clinton. >> i'm going to repeal it and replace it. she's going to expand it, and it's going to get more and more expensive. >> pelley: also tonight, a surge > the smugglers are telling them, if trump gets elected there's going to be some magical wall that pops up overnight. >> pelley: danger on the highway. headlights on many pickups don't reach very far. and--and-- >> hey! is this heaven? >> pelley: nope, it's cleveland. >> reporter: did you think it was going to take this long? >> with our teams in cleveland, yes. this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> pelley: this is our western edition. two weeks now until election day, but the fact is november 8 is the last day to vote. early voting is already under way in 32 states. for hillary clinton and donald trump, there is not a second to spare. major garrett is covering trump, but we'll begin tonight with clinton and our nancy cordes. >> hello, broward county! >> reporter: the clinton juggernaut doesn't leave much to chance. see if you can spot today's message in coconut creek, florida. >> in fact, you can go across the street right now to the north regional library and castt your ballot today. >> reporter: clinton is spending the next four days in florida, north carolina, and iowa, the battleground states with the biggest early voting programs. more than half of all ballots in those three states will be cast
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ohio and pennsylvania, where most voting happens on election day. everywhere she goes, she is stalked by wikileaks. a batch of hacked e-mails released today included one that seemed to contradict what the president told cbs' bill plante in march of 2015. >> when did you first learn that hillary clinton used an e-mail system outside the u.s. government for official business while she was secretary of state? >> the same time everybody else learned it through news reports. >> reporter: wmi the interview, clinton's former chief of staff, cheryl mills, told campaign aides, "we need to clean this up. he has e-mails from her. they do not say" >> he's caught up now, folks. >> reporter: in orlando, trump said the president should be investigated. >> this guy, he's as bad as she is, and he's got to stop campaigning and bring us some jobs, okay! >> reporter: the president has no plans to stop campaigning.
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the trail all week, next week. clinton is attending her final fund-raiser of the campaign tonight, scott, so that she can focus solely on campaigning as well. >> pelley: but, nancy, the polls are narrowing in some unlikely places, like texas and arizona, for example. is clinton going to make a play for these republican states? >> reporter: she might spend some money there, but her aides say that as of right now, there are no plans to send clinton herself to those states. as enticing as a state like votes, they say they still believe that her time is better spent in big battlegrounds, scott, like florida, like ohio, and that she'd need to feel much more confident before she started venturing intoarted venr republican territory. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. now we go to major garrett. major, we learned trump is right about one thing. there are going to be big obamacare rate increases, the benchmark going up 25% next year. what did he make of that today? >> reporter: well, scott, donald
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insist he has found an issue he's going to stick with for the duration-- health care. it rallies republicans and puts hillary clinton on the defensive. donald trump greeted supporters in sanford, florida, with characteristic gusto, and looked for a political lifeline in the ongoing woes of obamacare. >> the rates are going through the sky. we all knew that. i knew it before it was passed. >> reporter: the obama administration said yesterday insurance premiums on the health care exchanges will rise by an average of 25% thiar in some states, premium increases will be much higher. the administration did say federal subsidies will go up to soften the blow. trump warned democratic rival hillary clinton will make matters worse. >> she wants to put the government totally in charge of your health care, despite the fact it's no good.more expensive it will be much more expensive than even today. >> reporter: today in north carolina, former president bill clinton said his wife would fix clin
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the law, and attack the problems. she's the only person you can vote for who wants to do that. >> reporter: but clinton has also criticized the affordablefe care act, giving trump and other republicans fodder for attacks. >> then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. it's the craziest thing in the world. >> reporter: but trump today bungled his health care message at an event with employees of his doral golf club. >> all of my employees are having a tremendous problem with obamacare. >> reporter: the general manager of the course said most trump employees have company-provided health coverage and not obamacare. the doral event also showcased a trump property. much the same will happen in the nation's capital today, when trump officially opens his newest hotel. scott, trump's recent infatuation with marketing have some republicans concerned he is not that interested in the closing days of this campaign-- at least, not politically. >> pelley: also today, former
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vote for clinton. major garrett, nancy cordes, thanks. democrats need a gain of five seats to take the senate, or just four if they win the white house, because a vice president kaine would break any 50-50 tie. one republican seat the democrats have their eye on is in pennsylvania, and julianna goldman is there. >> i definitely need your help. we've got two weeks to go. >> reporter: stumping in lancaster, pennsylvania, today, republican senator pat toomey argued he's needed in the senate to stop the agenda of a president hillary clinton. >> i think pennsylvanians want an independent senator who is going to evaluate policy independently, and as it pertains to pennsylvania and not just be a blank check for hillary clinton. >> reporter: polls here show clinton with a strong lead over donald trump, but toomey is locked in a tight race against democrat katie mcginty. >> i do stand with secretary clinton, because she's focused on standing up for families.
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toomey's unwillingness to say if he will vote for the g.o.p. nominee. >> i think pat toomey owes it to voters to answer the simple question whether he's voting for donald trump or not. >> i find it's a genuine dilemma. hillary clinton's completely unacceptable to me, but i recognize that my party's nominated a candidate who has serious flaws. >> reporter: toomey can't win without his party's base and points to what he'd expect from a republican president trump. >> he'd probably sign a repeal of obamacare. he'd probably restore sanctions on iran. so there's constructive things we could do. >> reporter: but the senator also needs to convince some clinton voters to split the ticket, especially women in areas like the philadelphias li suburbs. a recent bloomberg poll showed 76% were bothered a lot by trump's crude comments on the "access hollywood." tape. and statewide, mcginty is winning with white, college- educated women by eight points. both sides say the road to the senate majority runs through pennsylvania, and the dollars
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scott, with $113 million spent so far, it's already become the most expensive senate race ever. >> pelley: julianna goldman on the senate tonight. julianna, thanks. well, there is another race to election day. it is a surge of migrants from central america. unaccompanied children at the u.s. border are up nearly 50%. manuel bojorquez found out why. >> reporter: every day, dozens of men, women, and children stream through the streets of mccallen, texas, to this migrant center at sacred heart catholic church. they've just illegally crossed into the u.s. and have been released by border patrol with ankle monitors, while they file. for asylum. brenda aguilar fled honduras. ( speaking spanish ) you're a single mother looking for work, and also to flee the
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>> si. >> we're getting mass spikes of people crossing and turning themselves in. >> reporter: agent chris cabrera is with the local border patrol union. he said on some days they've encountered thousands of immigrant on this stretch of the border. what's driving them? >> the smugglers are telling them, if hillary gets elected, there will be some type of amnesty, so they need to get here by a certain date. they're also told if trump gets elected, there will be some magical wall that pops up overnight, and o goes up, nobody will get in again. ( speaking spanish ) >> reporter: something edward cerritos of el salvador feels. this is your last option, you feel? ( speaking spanish ) "yes," he says, "because if trump wins we won't be able to come in and ask for asylum." at the church, it's time for this group to head to the bus depot. the routes scribbled on the envelope show they're continuing
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the numbers are not expected to simply drop after election day. scott, experts say that as long as as violence and poverty persist on the other side of the rio grande, smugglers will just find another reason to convince people it's time to cross. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez on the texas border. manuel, thank you. well, donald trump is warning about the possibility of voter fraud and one city that he's pointed to is philadelphia.askep so we asked jeff pegues to look into it that. >> reporter: in a philadelphia warehouse almost 4,000 electronic voting machines are ready to be rolled out. but some cyber-security experts warn the machines, which are used in most pennsylvania counties, are vulnerable. >> i'd say, relatively lucrative target if you were going to try to manipulate something. >> reporter: ben johnson, a former n.s.a. engineer, is with cyber-security group carbonblack. recording he says these direct recording electronic machines don't have
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cast, making a recount in a tight race difficult. >> it's really around creating doubt-- doubt in democracy, doubt in the integrity of the election process. >> i just hear such reports about philadelphia. >> reporter: donald trump has singled out philadelphia as being a hotbed for voter fraud. >> we have to make sure the people of philadelphia are protected, that the vote counts are 100%. >> reporter: so you have confidence in the voting machines here? >> yes. >> reporter: but republican elections commissioner al schmidt disagrees. he wrote a report on voting irregularities during the 2012 election. there have been dozens of cases, but only ten prosecutions. >> voter fraud does occur, but that's a completely different animal from vote rigging, right? or rampant voter fraud, which would involve hundreds of people stealing thousands of votes to change the outcome of a presidential election. >> reporter: schmidt says even
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electronic machines are safe because they do keep a digital record of votes cast. and, he points out, the individual machines are not connected to the internet. >> our voting system has more in common with a household appliance than it does with a laptop or anything like that.t y >> reporter: and that means they don't believe the voting machines themselves are vulnerable to a cyberattack, but, scott, with other aspects of the system online, pennsylvanon states getting cyber-security help from the department of homeland security. >> pelley: jeff pegues, our homeland security correspondent, thanks very much. the u.s. and its allies plan to force isis out of its capital city, raqqa, syria, shortly after the city of mosul, iraq, is won. that, according to u.s. defense secretary ash carter today. the liberation of mosul by iraqi and kurdish troops backed by
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weeks away. holly williams is with refugees who are spilling onto the battlefield. >> reporter: the refugees are a fraction of those still trapped under isis inside mosul. but there are fears already that isis fighters could use the exodus to escape or launch terror attacks. at this camp, housing some refugees from mosul, they separate the men on arriva these men told us they welcome it, because they fled here to be safe. but ahmed, who came from hawija in the south, is accused of being an isis fighter. he admits that his father and two brothers joined the he did not. extremists, but is adamant that he did not. why did you flee now? why not before? "we heard there was an amnesty
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members in isis," he said. "so i came to find out." he can only join the other refugees if he can prove he's innocent. awakened to the mosul offensive, isis is out-gunned and out- manned, but fighting back with its trademark guerilla tactics: suicide attacks and car bombs, digging networks of tunnels, and launching surprise assaults, like this one in the town of rutba, 200 miles west of baghdad. planting the fighters among desperate refugees to wreak more violence is a tactic isis will find hard to resist. since this offensive began, the united nations has received unconfirmed reports of massacres in mosul, scott, including the
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in a village near the city. >> pelley: holly williams on the battlefield for us tonight. holly, thank you. well, the u.s. is going to have to accept north korea as a nuclear power. that is what is the director of national intelligence, james clapper, told charlie rose today at the council on foreign relations. >> that is their ticket to survival, and i got a good taste of that when i was there, about how the world looks from their vantage. and they are under siege, and they are very paranoid. >> pelley: clapper told charlie that the u.s. has to assume the north koreans could launch a nuclear missile that could reach alaska or on the coming up next on the "cbs evening news," glaring problems with headlights. put some distance between you and temptation with meta appetite control.
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here's transportation correspondent kris van cleave. >> reporter: researchers at the insurance institute for highway safety say this is the type of headlight every car should haveb potential obstacles and the fence are clearly visible. now look below. you can barely see them, and this is the view many drivers tl get from their headlights. matthew brumbelow from i.i.h.s. >> a lot of the low beams that we've tested, they just don't allow drivers to seeno >> reporter: the institute began testing headlights this year, looking at glare and visibility. out of 63 midsized sedans, small s.u.v.s, and now pickups with 152 different headlight options, only two scored the top or "good" rating, the honda ridgeline and toyota prius v., both with upgraded l.e.d. headlights. 75 feet out, a driver in the ridgeline can clearly see a pedestrian in the road.
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but in the worst-performing pickup tested, the 2016 chevy colorado, a driver can barely make out the person. >> you probably shouldn't be driving faster than about 35 miles per hour with the low beams on this pickup. you just won't have time to see what you need to see and still be able to avoid a crash. >> reporter: while all the headlights meet federal requirements, such a poor showing in these tests will likely force changes. ed loh from "motor trend:" >> we'll probably see manufacturers react and build headlights into future products. >> reporter: the f-150 from ford earned high safety marks but its headlights, scott, were ranked "poor." >> pelley: kris, thanks very much, and we'll be right back. . >> pelley: kris, thanks very
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where the world series opens tonight. >> reporter: october 12, 1948. >> 1948. yeah. >> reporter: that was the big day. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: gino summa was ten when his beloved cleveland indians last won the world series. did you think it was going to take this long? >> with our teams in cleveland, yes. ( laughs ) i've been here a long time. >> reporter: but now the city once called the "mistake by the lake" is going through an with the n.b.a. champion cavaliers now the american league pennant, cleveland fans who lived through decades without a single championship team are now getting used to the idea of winning. >> shelly's in cleveland. what's up, shelly? >> reporter: callers on sport radio expressed hopeful confidence. >> beating the cubs would be the best thing ever. losing to the cubs would be the worst thing ever. >> we don't even expect you to be good! we just want you to be watchable! >> reporter: if they win, hometown youtube comedian mike
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misery for laughs, might need a new act. >> it's like they're playing a different sport than you are! i mean, that was our identity for a long time, and whether it was a negative identity or a positive one, at least we knew who we were. and now we have to adjust and figure it out. >> reporter: in ohio, they take the long view. distance isn't described by miles. it's meared by how long it takes to get somewhere. if the indians lose, what's the reaction going to be like? >> it's going to be-- it's going to be terrible again. that. >> reporter: and there's always next year or the year after that? >> well, we say that a lot. ( laughter ) we say that a lot. >> reporter: but cleveland hopes "next year" is finally here. >> let's go! >> reporter: don dahler, cbs news, cleveland. >> pelley: play ball. 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
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up more than 100%. but everybody needs to take a deep breath. because the truth is most people with obama care plans won't be paying that much more for their health insurance. today, i met with will humble, health policy director for the university of arizona. he says there is is a lot of misinformation going around about the skyrocketing obama care premium. most of them will be offset by federal subsidies and tax credittings meaning the federal government will be paying most of the there saying the sky is falling and everyone will be paying more, you need to do your home work. >> i look at what they are saying and i'm like that is not true. that is not true. and that's not true. they present one side of the argument. what i'm saying is yes. the premiums have gone up in arizona. but ... if you qualify for the subsidy and that is any family under 400% of federal poverty, the


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