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has driven millions of people from their homes. including more than 2 million who fled across the border to turkey. the poverty has compelled many refugee families to send their children to work, turning their sons and daughters into bread winners. one of them is hussein omar, who fled syria last year after his neighborhood was shelled. at 10 years old, he told us he works a 12-hour day, sometimes, six days a week, selling vegetables. do you know how to read and write? >> translator: no, he told us. he only had one year of school before the war began. >> reporter: would you look to learn to read and write?
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>> yes. >> reporter: but as long as syria's civil war raises the chances of hussein ever getting an education are slim. we filmed hussein with our hidden camera at work in the market. his wages of $25 a week help buy bread for this family of nine. a little boy, toiling long hours, for low pay. and a bleak future. like so many other boys and girls still victims of a war they came here to escape. many of the syrians now making their way to europe, first sought refuge here in turkey. in some cases, staying for several years. but scott, with little hope of a better life for their children here, it's no wonder that tens of thousands of syrian refugees have paid human smugglers to get them to europe. >> holly williams with
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remarkable investigative reporting for us tonight. holly, thanks. a ceo tells us why he jacked up drug prices 5,000%. and we'll take a closer look at the pope's
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patients says he should be thanked. in one instance he raised the price of a drug used by aids patients from $13.50 a pill to $750. don dahler asked him why. >> reporter: 32-year-old former hedge fund manager martin shkreli thought daraprim was underpriced. used to treat a disease for those with cancer and hiv patients. last year fewer than 9,000 presipttipr prescriptions were written. shkreli's company, turing pharmaceuticals bought the company and jacked the price up 5,000%. >> there was a company selling an aston martin at the price of a bicycle. we buy that company. we charge toyota prices. i don't think that should be a crime. >> reporter: it's not. the fda has no authority over drug prices. in february, valeant raised
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prices for two heart drugs, isuprel and nitropress, $212 and 525%. two years ago, horizon pharma raised the price of vimoco, 597%. since 2008 nongeneric prices have soared 127%. >> right now it is a free market and up to each company to decide which price is proper. >> reporter: shkreli says his company will use profits from daraprim to develop other medicines. >> there is no doubt i am a capitalist, trying to create a big, successful, profitable drug company. >> reporter: you see how greedy this moves look? >> i can see how it looks greedy, but there are altruistic properties tight. >> in what way? >> with profits we can spend the upside on patients who need a new drug in my opinion. >> reporter: both democratic contenders are proposing federal rules regulating how
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prescription drugs are priced and marketed. bowing to all the outrage, shkreli made a statement he would in fact be open to lowering the drug price. >> don dahler with the story and interview. don, thanks very much. how do american catholics feel about their pope? we ask them when we come back.
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there are 80 million catholics in america. and francis has won most over. in a cbs news/"the new york times" poll, 63% have a favorable opinion of him. here's dean reynolds. ♪ > reporter: when family counselor victoria fleming attends mass sunday in a chicago suburb she is excited about her faith and especially her pope. >> she is actually living the sort of faithful and humble life that he is called to. >> reporter: she cheers each francis pronouncement from climate change to income inequality and prays for more. >> reporter: where is he leading the church to? >> i think he is actually leading us back. leading us back to where jesus left off. >> reporter: fleming among 53% of american catholics who say the church is in touch with their needs and 79% who approve of its direction. >> i'm quite content to have the
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direction be brought in line with the ministry of jesus. >> reporter: mary ann hackett, president of catholic citizens of illinois does not share fleming's enthusiasm. are you uncomfortable with this pope? >> yes, it's sort of look anxious not knowing exactly what he is going to do next. >> reporter: is he doing damage? >> well, we'll see, won't we? >> reporter: hackett among 9% of american catholics who disapprove of the pope's direction. what do you think of his pronouncements on climate change for example? >> i think he is wrong. >> reporter: hackett says the pope leaves the impression that unshakeable doctrine is up for discussion. are you surprised that 63% of catholics say the condition of the church in the united states is excellent or good? >> yes, i don't think they know what they're talking about. i think the condition of the church in the united states is very iffy. very iffy. >> reporter: among the strongest
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supporters of the pope are american hispanics. and scott, in heavily latino los angeles, the archbishop says that last year there were more infant baptisms than in new york, washington, philadelphia, and chicago combined. >> dean reynolds reporting for us tonight. thank you. riding along in the popemobile. next. >> announcer: this portion of the cbs news is sponsored by cialis. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the pope began his u.s. visit not in a fancy limo but a modest fiat. he is driven to humility. bill plant has a look now at how pope's travel. >> reporter: for centuries popes were carried on the shoulders of the faithful. pope paul vi complained that the swaying motion made him seasick. it was pius-xi who added motorized vehicles to the papal fleet. in 1930, mercedes-benz gave him a converted limousine. a lincoln continental used for the first papal visit to the u.s. in 1965. but after the assassination attempt on pope john paul ii in 1981, everything changed.
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a member of the swiss guard which protects the pope. >> the immediate reaction was to close. they put an armored vehicle glass around the popemobile and everything. >> reporter: pope john paul didn't care for the name popemobile. he thought it undignified. but soon wherever the pope went, you would find the popemobile. and popes have often chaffed at the security measure. pope francis called it a glass sardine can. >> the security for the pope needs to optimize his security while not hindering his ministry. if you don't let the pope do his ministry he won't, he's not the pope anymore. >> reporter: so the popemobile francis will use on this trip is much like the one in ecuador earlier this year. especially built jeep wrangler, open and unarmored. that might keep security officials up at night, but not the pope. he told an interviewer, it's true that anything could happen. but he added, let's face it, at
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my age, i don't have much to lose. bill plant, cbs news, washington. that's the cbs overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." a look at the people and events shaping your world. i'm don dahler. tonight, pope francis in america. the pontiff arrived yesterday and has a busy day ahead of him. he will meet with president obama at the white house before taking part in a papal parade along national mall. francis will have midday prayers with american bishops at saint matthew's cathedral. finally a mass at national basilica to elevate a spanish missionary to sainthood. cbs news is following pope francis every step of the way. here is some of our coverage.
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[ applause ] >> he is meeting the president. take his first step in his life on to the soil of the united states. the crowd chanting francisco. the pope being introduced to the president's daughters. the president's mother-in-law. and the vice president, of course. we should note that vice
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president biden is the first catholic vice president of the united states. we should mention by the way, we are not expecting any remarks here at joint base andrews either from the president or the pope. the pope has had a long couple days. once he leaves andrews after greeting everyone he is going to be heading into washington and he will be resting for the rest of the day and the rest of the evening before the rest of his busy schedule. allen pizzey has come off the plane behind the pope. allen, what are you seeing? >> reporter: what i am seeing is what you are seeing. i am seeing something you are not. i covered a couple dozen arrivals of the pope in countries. this is completely different. there are more press and fewer people than generally show up. some of the more restrictions ones there are less people. what is interesting, what you mention, no welcoming speech. invariably when we get off the papal plane, there is a lectern,
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microphone, podium, covered area. the pope has to make a speech and head of state makes a speech. interestingly when raul castro met with the pope when he arrived on saturday in havana, he made a very long speech. much longer than the pope's. in that speech he basically tried to equate the ideals of the revolution of the cuban revolution with the ideals of christianity. a the cubans are kind of cooperating with the church because they need the church for a number of reasons not least of them being that the church helps them put in changes that they can slide off under the guise of the church, knuckling under. different than other receptions. a little more orderly than some i have seen. >> chip reid on the receiving end of the pope. there at the residence where the pope will be staying tonight. chip. >> scott, i will reverse roles here.
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i have a question for you. you can see the children behind me. we saw the pope at joint base andrews. how he reacts to children there i think you are going to see more here. there are about 200 of them here. scott, in rome, you saw in the vatican, vatican city, you saw what the pope is like with children. tell us about that if you would. >> we had an opportunity to visit with the pope at vatican's invitation at the pope's general assembly which they have every wednesday, 20, 30, 40,000 people come to see the pope in the general assembly. and you could tell, chip, he had a special affection for the children in the group. he would be driving through in the popemobile. we are told he has a way of banging on the popemobile to tell the driver to stop. he gets off the popemobile and greets children, greets the handicapped in particular. people that he sees in the crowd who he believes need a special blessing. and the pope has also pulls out all of the brides and grooms that have come for a blessing at
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the general audience. raises them on the steps of st. peter's basilica. really has a great time greeting all of the young catholic families. and posing for selfies. he is selfless in the age of the selfie. as he goes through all of those people. and as the father was saying, the pope is 78 years old. greeting 40,000 people every wednesday at the vatican. yet he goes through the entire process, hours, and seems to be invigorated by that. a remarkable man for a remarkable time. about 1,000 people were invited to come out to andrews today to greet the pope. you can hear them chanting out there. the pope waving at the grandstand. the sound of the honor guard as
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he approaches. as we mentioned this is francis' first trip to the united states in his life. it his going to be interesting to see what he makes of us. we had an opportunity to speak with him at the vatican recently. and we asked him what, what is your goal for your trip to america? and he raised his hands up, and he said to meet the people. just to meet them. and he is certainly going to have a great opportunity to do that over the next several days. that is the vatican, little over a week ago. we had an opportunity. he was keeping his cards close to the vest. we asked him if he would talk about dispossessed or immigration when he spoke to the joint meeting of congress. he smiled broadly, and lifted his hands again, and he said i will speak to whatever the holy spirit guides me to speak to.
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and so we are going to have to wait until that meeting to hear what is on the mind of francis. here he is getting into, mind you, a very modest car. a small fiat, not a big limousine, not anything, any other head of state would be getting into. but this is something that he insists upon. everywhere he goes. and at the vatican. he got rid of the vatican limousine. and, ride around in a blue ford focus. because he believes that the pope should set the example of humility and living a modest life. [ cheers and applause ] so unusual in washington to see a head of state driving away in such a modest little car.
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don henley gained fame and fortune for his work with the band the eagles. well he has a solo album dropping this week the first in a decade. he sat down with our own anthony mason for "sunday morning." >> reporter: here under the bald cypress trees of cattle lake in east texas, a young don henley caught his first fish. what did you catch? >> a bass. just a small, not, not a real big one. it was exciting. >> reporter: when you describe this area to people how do you describe it? >> you can't. you have to bring them here. i just tell them it is a magical place. you have never seen anything like it. ♪ in the fast lane >> reporter: after the past two years on tour with the eagles,
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and a lifetime on the road. ♪ back in the fast lane ♪ everything all the time >> reporter: the 68-year-old musician is spending more time back in that magical place. near his hometown of linden, texas. you were born and raised here? >> yeah, i was actually born 40 miles from here. that's only because they had a clinic. ♪ take a picture >> reporter: his new solo album called "cass county" in a nod to his native turf is his first in 15 years. ♪ the years went rushing by ♪ in the twinkling of an eye ♪ roll with the changes >> after seeing the eagles material, some of which we have been sing over 40 years now, i really need some other songs to sing. even some of my solo stuff is -- three decades old now. ♪ i can tell you my love will still be strong ♪
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>> so, i want new songs to sing. and i have things inside of me that i need to get out. ♪ when i stop dreaming >> reporter: returning to his roots, he is joined by country stars like dolly parton and martina mcbride. ♪ you get burned ♪ when the shadow eats up that old flame ♪ >> reporter: the kind of music he listened to growing up in linden with his father, an awe tee parts dealer and his mom a teacher. >> this was your first public appearance? >> this stage was my first public appearance. mrs. robertson's kindergarten music class. >> reporter: at linden's old american legion hall, now a theater we stop to talk about henley's musical career which was launched in the high school band. >> but i didn't start out playing drums.
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i started out for some reason on the trombone. they needed more trombonists. >> reporter: how were you on the trombone? >> mediocre at best. >> reporter: you still play trombone? >> no. >> reporter: he switched to drums when he formed a group with friends. in 1968, the band had a chance encounter with a young singer named kenny rogers. >> we were in a clothing store in dallas, texas, on mckinney avenue, electric rocking horse, buying bell bottom pants and neru jackets. >> kenny rogers was there? >> a beautiful girl was working there. rodgers agreed to produce the band's debut album. where henley would meet glen frye, recording on the same label. together, frye and henley would go off and join the band for linda ronstadt. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but you didn't want
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to been that band. you both knew it? >> we loved linda. we loved what she was doing musically. but we wanted our own band. especially glen. he really had a glaplan. he wanted to put a band together that had four guys in it that could all sing. ♪ woke up to the hotel california ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the eagles, formed in 1971, would be the best-selling american band of the decade. ♪ we're living it up at the hotel california ♪ ♪ and their greatest hits album, the best selling record of all time. ♪ sing your alibi thr recent retrospective tour was built around a revealing documentary, "history of the eagles." when you saw it all out there what did you think? >> i thought we struck a pretty good balance between the triumphant and the tawdry. ♪ one of these nights
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♪ >> reporter: the film includes some less-than-charitable comments about henley by former record executive david geffen who signed the eagles but later split with themmen a nasty contract dispute. >> he is a malcontent. he has always been a malcontent. and that's just life. >> reporter: what did you think when you saw geffen calling you a malcontent? >> well, that, that wasn't the first time. i just thought, you know, that, that is so him. >> reporter: henley was ready to leave it at that. almost. >> can i elaborate on the malcontent? >> absolutely. >> glen and i both when we detect dishonesty and unfairness, we are malcontents as we should be. and, we smelled a rat pretty early on. so, it, if that makes me a malcontent, then i'll own it. >> reporter: the history tour
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was a huge success for the eagles. grossing more than $250 million. >> reporter: the other guys want to do another tour? are you going to answer that call? >> probably. ♪ one of these nights >> because i think that we will eventually in the next couple of years actually come to the end of it. so, i don't want to be the one to call it off. i think glen will be the one to probably call off the eagles thing. i think it will be his decision when it is time to stop. and i am going to leave that to him. >> reporter: can you imagine it ending? >> yeah, i can. and i will be okay with that. i mean, i don't really like the limelight. you know, i never have. but i have to sell this album. [ laughter ] ♪ no thank you i don't think so ♪ ♪ i think i'm smelling a rat >> reporter: resuming his own successful solo career has meant
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returning to cass county where he started a foundation to preserve cato lake. and to linden. you used to spend a lot of time at the movie theater i imagine? >> i did. i would walk from my house. >> reporter: henley who lives several hours away in dallas with his wife and three children, brought the land, the theater used to stand on. >> one night i came and i saw the blob. >> reporter: the blob? >> then i had to walk home. >> reporter: he also owns the barber shop and several other buildings. it feels look you own all most half the town? >> yeah. yeah. there is one born every minute. >> reporter: there has got to be some part of you that is trying to hold on to something here? >> yeah, i'm not sure what it is. there is that great quote from t.s. eliot we shall not cease from exploratiexploration, the exploring will be to return where we started and know the place for the first time.
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♪ some folks don't like working hard some folk don't like rain ♪ >> reporter: he bought the buildings to help his hometown. but this farmland henley says he bought for himself and his family. >> this is going to be my retirement place. >> reporter: this? >> partly. this is where i want to have the cornfield. >> reporter: after a life in the fast lane, don henley is finding his way home. >> my big dream that i hope to accomplish in the next few years is to have a cornfield like my father had. that was my field of dreams when i was growing up. and you could lay on your back and look up through the tassels to, at the sky. i don't think i have ever had a sense of well-being to hands...where it belongs. olay regenerist. it regenerates surface cells. new skin is revealed in only 5 days. without drastic measures.
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motivations too. gm over it is the name of chipotle's campaign. the company says the food it serves does not contain genet genetically modified ingredie ingredients. a campaign against chipotle with this newspaper add showing an overweight man, claiming eating two chipotle burritos a week could make you gain 40 pound in a year. on line, the slogan changed to food with hypocrisy. the ad makers alleging the science behind chipotle's gmo free philosophy doesn't add up. who is running the campaign? something called center for consumer freedom. a nonprofit, created by this washington, d.c. public relations man, richard berman. >> chipotle tried to create a health halo. i don't think it is any worse or better than any other mexican
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food. >> he has been the subject of web sites and articles himself. the center got its start with the donation from philip morris. to fight anti-smoking regulations in bars and restaurants. he now has a host of nonprofits, funded by donations from food companies and others. and his targets include unions to humane society to mothers against drunk driving. in 2007, he was profiled on "60 minutes" sitting down with morley safer. >> let me take you through things critics have said -- sleazy, greedy, outrageous, deceptive, corporate lackey one of the scariest people in america. >> you know, i grew up in the bronx. name calling is not the worst thing i have been subjected to. >> reporter: one of the central criticismses against berman is the fact that corporate donations to his nonprofits are anonymous. watch dog group center for media and democracy obtained this awedy tape of berman add an oil and gas industry retreaten june
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last year. >> we run all of this stuff through nonprofit organizations that are insulated from having to disclose donors. there is total anonymity. people don't know who support us. >> reporter: attorney lisa graves heads that watch dog group. >> a pr guy fronts for corporations. >> reporter: berman puts it this way. >> you give me the money. you don't have to worry about some one saying you funded that ad. >> the companies don't want people to know you are involved. >> it doesn't fit their culture. >> reporter: what about the chipotle ads. berman insists they were his idea and not funded by any other company. chipotle spokesman chris arnold isn't buying it. >> on our website we talk about our policy towards gmos. we talk about our policy, antibiotics, mr. berman on the other hand is the antithesis of transparent. the fact that he is questioning our transparency and integrity is simply laughable. >> the "cbs overnight news" will
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it's not all crosses and rosary beads for the pope's visit to america. some catholics just want to have fun including cbs sunday morning contributor jim gafagan. >> reporter: next saturday i will be performing stand-up comedy for 1.5 million people. and that's not the intimidating part of the gig. one of the audience members will be pope francis, that's right "the" pope. i'm catholic, practicing catholic. my wife will tell you, i need the practice. i hope the pope understands. the pope is known throughout the world and the spiritual leader of over a billion catholics. that's right, pope francis is bigger than justin bieber. i guess you could say the pope is like a catholic super hero.
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he's got the cape. the hat. his car is called the popemobile. now, pope is a tough job. we know pope is a tough job. because the last pope quit. i'm done. i'm out of here. and the vatican was like, you are supposed to speak for god until you die. the pope was like, uh, god told me to quit. and eat more cheese. most of us don't have pope as a career goal. i wonder if when pope francis was growing up he fantasized about being pope. you know how we might about being a professional athlete. was he 8 years old in his backyard. there he is, the leader of all of the catholics. what a pope. what a pope. it's not easy being catholic today in america. a little like being a cubs fan for 100 years. love the team. not crazy about some of the management we have had. pope francis is looking to change that. upon his election, pope francis
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didn't move into the apostolic palace but a simple boardinghouse. pope francis washed the feet of strangers. doesn't get any more humble than that. by the way if you are going to wash a stranger's feet, ask permission first. and remove their shoes. i learned that the hard way. pope francis also calls people on the telephone. i don't know why you would believe it is the pope. hello? it's the pope. oh, can you hold on. i have spiderman on the other line. while pope francis is warm and genuine, i believe the thing catholics and noncatholics respond to most is his humility. in this age of putin, isis and trump, it is so nice to hear a world leader say -- who am i to judge? >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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from the broadcast center in new york, i'm don dahler.hl ♪ it's wednesday, september 23rd, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." pope francis travels to the white house today with a historic meeting with president obama. the first stop on a busy in the nation's capital. baseball loses a legend. overnight, we've learned of the death of new york yankees great yogi berra. campaign controversy. hillary clinton's e-mail problems are resurfacing this morning. while donald trump talks immigration and president

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