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captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: a mass shooting at a mall. a gunman opens fire at macy's, leaving at least five people dead. seattle f.b.i. is investigating. also tonight, we'll preview the the first clinton-trump debate just 48 hours away. the nation's first african american president opens the nation's new african american museum. >> the story told here doesn't just belong to black americans. it belongs to all americans. >> you know this song. >> ninan: and benefit he signs off from "cbs sunday morning," charles osgood sits down for an interview with scott pelley. >> pelley: i'm stopped on the street often. people say, "you're that guy
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from cbs." and i say, "yes." and they say, "oh, i love 'sunday morning'." >> oh, isn't that nice. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan with a western edition of the broadcast. following a mass shooting at a mall friday night, an intense manhunt is under way. about 60 miles north of seattle. five people are dead, the suspect, described as a male, in his teens or 20s, is on the run. carter evans has the latest. >> reporter: the calls started coming in early friday evening. it was chaos at the cascade mall about an hour north of seattle. victor solano heard the shots. >> i heard about one, and then two, and then that's when i turned around and that's when rounds started going, one, three, four, five, six. >> we've got two victims down bleeding in the makeup section. >> reporter: these security photos show the alleged gunman
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inside macy's with what looks like a rifle. earlier pictures show him empty-handed according to police lieutenant com. >> the suspect entered the mall without a weapon, about 10 minutes later entered macy's with a rifle. struck four females ranging in age from a teenager to seniors. also, a male was struck. >> reporter: in all, five people were killed, and shoppers were frantic, scrambling for shelter. this woman got a call from her daughter who was inside the mall. >> she just said, "there are people shooting. i heard a gunshot." i told her, "go to the bathroom, just lock the door." >> reporter: police say the gunman fled the scene and headed towards the interstate. among the clues left behind. >> we have one rifle left in the area. >> reporter: police recovered a weapon but won't get ginto details. >> i don't know what his motivations was to do this. i don't know what his motivation
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was to continue. i don't know what his motivation was to stop but i certainly plan to find out through the investigation. >> reporter: the f.b.i. is now assisting with the investigation, but, reena, the agency says there is no information to suggest more attackattacks are planned in washington state. >> ninan: that will be a relief to so many in that community, carter. thank you, again. there are new developments concerning a fatal police shooting in charlotte, north carolina. ken burns is there. >> reporter: after tase of pressure from protesters, charlotte police released footage today of the shooting of 43-year-old keith lamont scott. in dash-cam footage, scott gets out of his vehicle, surrounded by officers, and slowly walks backwards. then shots ring out. ( gunfire ) in the body camera footage, scott can be seen emerging from his car from a different angle. the video is obscured with no audio. once scott is shot, the audio begins and officers stand over his body. the department says these officers were nearby to serve a
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warrant and took action when they observed scott in his vehicle with marijuana. police chief kerr putney: >> their car is closely parked, and they look in the car, and they see the marijuana. they don't act. they see the gun, and they think they need to. >> reporter: but the dash-cam and body camera videos do not clearly show scott holding a weapon. >> can you assure his seven children and his wife that every effort was made to avoid using lethal force? >> at every encounter, people can make a decision, right, to follow lawful, loud, verbal commands and prevent some things like this. >> don't shoot him. he has no weapon. >> reporter: that's the voice of scott's wife, rakeyia, on tuesday. the family says she recorded this cell phone footage of the incident. >> keith don't let them break the windows. come on out the car. >> reporter: police can be heard ordering scott 11 times to drop a weapon before gunshots ring out. >> keith!
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don't you do it! ( gunfire ). >> did you shoot him! did you shoot him? he better not be ( bleep ) dead! >> reporter: an object on the ground near scott's body appears to be a glove. the family attorney says scott did not appear to act aggressively or pose a threat to police. reena, the family says they're now left with more questions than answers, and they want protesters to remain peaceful. >> ninan: errol barnett following the latest developments out of charlotte. thank you, errol. well, with the election nearly six weeks away, hillary clinton and donald trump are gearing up for the first face-to-face deputy db. it's monday night at hofstra university on new york's long island. kris van cleave tells us how the candidacieses are preparing. >> mr. trump, how is your day going right now? >> well, i'm here at gino's. >> reporter: just 48 hours before the first head-to-head debate with hillary clinton, donald trump is sticking to the campaign trail after a big endorsement from senator ted cruz, trump's former republican
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rival who cons called him "a sniveling coward sm of. >> this man is a pathological liar. >> reporter: clinton scored her own big endorsements. the "new york times" today urged the country to put her to work and in the battleground state of ohio, the "cincinnati enquirer" broke with a nearly century-long tradition supporting clinton. clinton's longtime aide, philippe reines, plays the role of trump in mock debates. >> i think she tends to really rise to the occasion, and it will be a real contrast in visions. >> reporter: clinton's running mate tim kaine: >> donald trump is a good performer and he's a good performer in debates. i'm sure he's going to deliver a good performance. >> reporter: trump has said he doesn't want to over-prepare. >> i've seen people do so much prep work when they get out there they can't speak. >> reporter: instead using this time to attack clinton
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before the debate. >> well, they say she's been practicing for the debate. some people think she's slipping. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is hoping to use the debate as the start of a big campaign push. former president bill clinton, running mate tim kaine, vice president joe biden, first lady michelle obama, and clinton's daughter chelsea all will be stumping for clinton in the days after the debate. both candidates are among john dickerson's guests tomorrow on "face the nation." >> ninan: after a cease-fire collapsed in syria this week, russian and syrian waterpark planes have been hermineing syria's largest city, aleppo. on saturday the head of the united nations said he's appalled by the chilling upsurge in attacks and warned the use of bombs against civilians may amount to war crimes. for more we have jonathan vigliotti in london. >> reporter: a new, unrelenting round of government-led shellings and bombings pound in neighborhoods
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in rebel-held east aleppo. the russian-backed syrian army said saturday they successfully retook the handarak refugee camp, which had been controlled by rebels for years. but success has come at great cost to civilians trapped in the cross-fire. hospitals already stretched thin were packed. this dazed child was plucked from the rubble. and yesterday, syrian rescue workers scraped away debris to uncover this young girl. ( crying ) five-year-old rawan alowsh survived the attack that smashed her family's home, but her parents, sisters, and brother all died. the bombings are the start of the the syrian army's new offensive to retake opposition-controlled neighborhoods. the next phase, they say, is to go in on foot. despite the violence, diplomats from the u.s. and russia say they remain committed to reviving their failed cease-fire and they can't come soon enough,
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reena. first responders on the ground, known as the white helmets, say roads are so damaged, it's nearly impossible to reach injured civilians. >> ninan: jonathan vigliotti, thank you. well, it was a historic day in washington, grand opening of the smithsonian's national museum of african american history and culture. congressman john lewis, a veteran of the civil rights struggle, said today this place is more than a building. it's a dream come true. the $540 million museum took more than four years to build. it sits near the washington monument. marlie hall is there. >> reporter: with the ringing of the 130-year-old freedom bell, president obama officially dedicated the national museum of african american history and culture before a crowd of thousands on the national mall. >> it is an act of patriotism to understand where we've been. >> reporter: dignitarie dignitad celebrities, include oprah winfrey and will smith, helped
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celebrate the historic occasion with poetry, speeches, and musical performances. ♪ long time coming but i know change is going to come ♪ >> reporter: black civil war veterans conceived of the idea more than a century ago, and former president jorn w. bush, signed legislation authorizing the construction of the museum in 2003. >> this museum tells the truth that a country founded on the promise of liberty held millions in chains. that the price of our union of america's original sin. >> reporter: the 400,000-square-foot museum showcases four centuries of black history with nearly 3,000 artifacts on display. museum visitors are encouraged to start with the slavery exhibit, then move chronologically through displays on freedom, segregation, civil rights, and lastly, the achievement of black icons. every story is told thiew an
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african american perspective. >> african american history is not somehow separate from our larger american story. it's not the underside of the american story. it is central to the american story. >> reporter: a story with a chapter that was never fully told until now. the first visitors to the museum toured the building today. only those with advanced tickets could get in. reena, tickets are going so fast, there is no availability until december. >> ninan: work that's pretty remarkable. marlie, thank you. a louisiana music legend has died. ♪ jimmy what you gonna do when you can't get along ♪ >> ninan: he was born stanley dural, jr., but you might know him as buckwheat zydeco, named for the dance hall music he helped make popular around the world as a band leader and accordion player. buckwheat dural died of lung cancer. he was 68. coming up next, one of san photographer's newest
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skyscrapers is leaning and sinking. is that a bad sign for other buildings?
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>> ninan: the the revelation that a new san francisco skyscraper is cleaning looeng and sinking has added new concerns about the safety of other tall buildings in a city prone to earthquakes. john blackstone is there. >> reporter: it isn't obvious to the naked eye, of course, but the 58-story millennium tower is leaning six inches to the northwest and it's been sinking. so far, by 16 inches. it's just one of the new skyscrapers that have risen above san francisco in the past decade, and it's raising questions. the others. >> i have a growing set of concerns. >> reporter: aaron peskin on san francisco's board of supervisors held a hearing this week to determine what went wrong with with the millennium tower and what it means for other new swrierps. >> the answer when i asked that question was, an honest answer,
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"we don't know." >> reporter: one issue, a 2009 letter that shows city inspectors knew the building was sinking and leaning before it was occupied. >> i do not recall exactly what stemmed me to-- or what precipitated my writing of that letter. >> do you ever recall seeing any other similar kind of a letter ever being written by the department saying it's come to our attention that your building is sinking faster than expected and tilting? >> not in my recollection. >> reporter: although city inspectors and the developer new the building was sinking, it was not disclosed to buyers of the million-dollar-plus condominiums. yvette davis represents the homeowners. >> my testimony said we hope all those called will come to participate in the spirit of cooperation and truthfulness. i'm sorry to say a lot of what i heard today was a lot of forgetfulness. >> reporter: san francisco's mayor is creating a task force to review the city's high-rise
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building codes. reena. >> ninan: that makes a lot of sense. john blackstone, thank you. up next, it looks like an ordinary passenger jet, but this plane fights some of the world's biggest wildfires. we'll take you aboard when we return.
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wildfires are burning in california, and the worst part of the fire season is actually just beginning. with red flag warnings posted across the state, tonight chris martinez takes us aboard california's top weapon for battling its biggest fires. >> reporter: firefighters battling california's largest wildfires call this their "big gun." >> when you're up there trying to save lives and property, it's pretty intense. >> reporter: r.k. smithley is the pilot of a dc-10 passenger aircraft that's been transformed into a powerful weapon against flames. >> somebody that was very, very smart, way smarter than me,
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decided let's put three tanks on a dc-10. >> reporter: together those tanks carry more than 11,000 gallons of fire retardant, about nine times more than any other plane in the fleet. all three tanks can be rapidly refilled. >> 12 to 15 minute, these babies are full and we're going. >> reporter: what makes this plane unique isn't just its payload but also how it's flown, making fighter-style turns just 250 feet above the ground. you don't expect that up on the of an aircraft like this. >> no. we fly this in some amazingly tight spaces. >> reporter: spaces firefighters often can't reach from the ground. without that air support... >> we'd see a lot bigger fires. we'd see rapid growth, fires lasting longer. >> reporter: smithley says he knows how critical his job is. >> people on the ground are relying on us doing it right. that's what it's about, right there. >> reporter: that thought is top of mind, he says, every time he makes a trop drop.
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chris martinez, cbs news, sacramento. >> ninan: the cbs weekend news continues in just a moment.
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>> ninan: before the new national movement african american history and culture could open its doors today, curators had to collect artifacts from across the country, and a woman from washington, d.c. gave the museum treasured family hairdz looms linked to one of the first african american business moguls. here again marlie hall. >> reporter: a'lelia bundles wants to share her great-great-grandmother's accomplishments. madame c.j. walker was the first woman to become a self-made millionaire before women had the right on vote. >> this is a story that needed to be told. >> reporter: madame c.j. walker was born shortly after the emancipation proclamation, her parents had been slaifdz on a plantation in louisiana. with some guidance from her brothers, who were barbers, she
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developed a hair caroline for black people. it took off, and by 1910, she had started a beauty school and built a factory employing as many as 3,000 people. bundles donated about a dozen family keepsakes to the new national museum of african american history and culture in washington, d.c., including this sign. >> it was very hard to give these items up. the greater gift is that i will be able to see other people enjoy them, and that when i'm gone, those items will still be there. >> reporter: the museum chose to showcase madame walker because she did something nearly impossible in the early 1900s. >> she was a pioneer in the beauty culture industry. it was very difficult for african americans to have that kind of earning power during those times. >> reporter: the museum has an area dedicated to telling madame c.j. walker's story i really could not wait to walk through those doors. >> reporter: one of many stories that will final he be
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showcased. marlie hall, cbs news, washington. >> ninan: look forward to visiting that museum. well, when we return, as charlie osgood prepares to sign off from "cbs sunday morning," we take a look back at his legendary career.
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>> ninan: and timely tonight, broadcasting legend charles osgood signs off tomorrow as the host of "cbs sunday morning." tony dokoupil has more on osgood's big farewell, including his tv exit interview with scott pelley. >> i want them to think that i'm just a person and talking to them. >> reporter: charles osgood was talking to cbs evening news anchor scott pelley when he made a surprising revelation. osgood approached his broadcast to millions like a conversation with an audience of one. >> i can tell you the the name of the person i'm talking to. it's my sister. we were born in the same year, irish twins they used to call us.
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>> in three... >> reporter: when osgood signs off tomorrow, he will leave behind the most-watched sunday morning news program. >> i'm stopped on the street often. people say, "you're that guy from cbs." and i say, "yes." and they say, "oh, i love '"sunday morning'"." not the cbs evening news, not "60 minutes." they also say i love '"sunday morning'"." >> reporter: pelley wondered if explain the show's appeal. >> they get up on sunday morning and the first thing they think is not i wonder what the troubles are in the world today. i think they want to watch something pleasant and expresses some of the better parts of our nature. >> reporter: as for osgood's own nature, it's always been hard to define-- poet and author, musician, and newsman. >> do you remember the first piece did you for television? >> no. >> reporter: on sunday's special broadcast, colleagues will tell the story of a man who has been telling other people's stories for more than 50 years. >> i never for a moment felt as
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if i wasn't hanging on by my fingernails. there's a name for that. they call it impostor syndrome. >> reporter: but viewers knew he was the real thing. some have begun to say gone on social media. filmmaker ken burns summed up the loss for many. hard for charlie, too. >> i'm going to miss it. i have to tell you. i i will miss this job. >> pelley: you'd do it forever. >> i would. ♪ and i've got to be drifting along ♪ >> reporter: tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> ninan: tony, thank you for that report. and remember you can still see charlie on the radio. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." the news continues now on our 24-hour digital network at i'm reena ninan in new york. thank you for joining us, and good night captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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media access group at wgbh access.w look at the deadly confrontn between police and kei breaking news at a charlotte, north carolina. we are getting out first look at the deadly confrontation between police and keith scott from the officers' point of view. >> first we're following a tense police standoff in san francisco at this hour. civic center plaza is evacuated as a man with a gun holds officers at bay. good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. traffic around the plaza has been blocked off for hours now causing major delays in the area. kpix 5's andria borba is there right now and what's going on? >> reporter: take a look behind me. you can see the scene. i'm at the corner of van ness and mcallister and this is what it looks like for the past six hours. we are an hour 6 of this
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standoff right now. i'm told that sfpd crisis negotiate have been on the phone with the subject for hours trying to end the crisis at civic center. the massive police presence and road closures around city hall and civic center plaza began with a phone call from the man sfpd negotiators are trying to talk down. >> he stayed that he has a gun, that he is willing to use it on himself and on any law enforcement officers that tries to approach him. >> reporter: the goal for sfpd to end this situation without gunfire. >> he has a gun, a minneapolis, that's very visible. -- an automatic that's very visible that can be sign by officers. >> reporter: it's known as time and distance. the policy was enacted and implemented after a spate of officer-involved shooting in the department that left people dead. the last thing you want to do is move in to prompt this individual to do something. you don't want that. >> reporter: a two-block radius from civic


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