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captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the remaking of a president. this was then. >> we're going to get a special prosecutor. >> pelley: and this is now. >> a special prosecutor? >> i don't want toe hurt them. i don't want to hurt them. they're good people. >> pelley: also tonight, as anti-trump protests continue, advice for the president-elect. >> it's really important to try to send some signals of unity. >> pelley: and we'll remember a champion for women, minorities, and excellence in broadcast journalism. gwen ifill. >> how as vice president would you work to shrink the polarization which has sprung up in washington which you both have spoken about here tonight?
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. today president obama shared a piece of advice that he gave the president-elect: campaigning is different from governing. and mr. obama added, "i think he recognizes that." that was apparent in mr. trump's first post-election interview with lesley stahl for "60 minutes" as he began to roll back some of the promises that got him elected. here's jim axelrod. >> she is as crooked as they come. >> reporter: on the stump, candidate trump was crystal clear. >> if i win, i am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. >> reporter: but on "60 minutes," president-elect trump backed off his threat when lesley stahl asked about a special prosecutor. >> she did some bad things. i mean, she did some bad things. >> but a special prosecutor? >> i don't want to hurt them.
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i don't want to hurt them. they're good people. real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. it's a disaster. >> reporter: his stance on obamacare also seemed to soften. >> are you going to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. > you're going the keep that? >> also the children living with their parents for an extended period, very much try to keep that. when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. >> reporter: the trump on the trail also sounded different on immigration, promising to deport up to 12 million undocumented immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: the president-elect is now promising to deport two to three million who are criminals. and then? >> after the borders are secured and after everything gets
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normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people you're talking about, who are terrific people. >> reporter: during the campaign, candidate trump was clear on muslim immigration. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: but when lesley stahl raised the idea his position led to muslims and latinos being harassed, president-elect trump seemed surprised. >> they're harassing muslims and latinos. >> i am so saddened to hear that, and i say this right to the camera, stop it. >> reporter: mr. trump also said on "60 minutes," if the supreme court ore turned the roe v. wade ruling, the legality of abortion would be a question for the states. but on same-sex marriage, he said since the supreme court had already ruled, the issue in his mind, scott, was closed. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight.
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jim, thank you. on president-elect trump's election, president obama said today the people have spoken. well, it turns out some of them are still speaking. high school students walked out of class today in a number of cities to protest. in silver spring, maryland, some chanted, "not my president." in los angeles, signs read "deport trump" and voices shouted, "say it loud, say it clear, immigration welcome here." and students walked out of the university of houston, protesting racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia and xenophobia. trump sent mixed signals with his two top white house appointments today. his chief of staff will be former republican party chairman reince priebus, who is a well- liked washington insider and a good friend of the house speaker, paul ryan. but trump's top adviser will be his former campaign manager stephen bannon, who the southern poverty law center says has no
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business being in the white house. chip reid has his story. >> reporter: stephen bannon rarely appears on tv, but in political circles, he is well- known as a bomb-throwing leader of the anti-establishment branch of the republican party. before becoming chairman of the trump campaign, bannon was c.e.o. of the conservative web site breitbart news, which earned a reputation for bashing establishment republicans and promoting white nationalism. a breitbart article from december argued that equality and diversity departments should only hire rich, straight, white men because only they can be impartial observers. the story said 70% of american judges are still white men, thank god for that. on capitol hill today, democrats including betty mccollum of minnesota railed against trump's decision. >> his appointment of stephen bannon as chief white house strategist is proof of the ugly direction mr. trump intends to take this country. >> reporter: in 1996, bannon was
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accused of domestic violence, but the charges were dropped when his then-wife failed to appear at trial. after they divorced, she said in a court document that bannon opposed sending their twin daughters to a los angeles private school because he didn't want the girls going to school with jews. bannon has denied saying that. in a statement, the anti- defamation league said it is a sad day when man presided over a loose-knit group of white nationalists and racists is slated to be a senior staff member in the people's house. >> people should look at the full resume. he's got a harvard business degree, he's a naval officer. >> reporter: today trump campaign manager kellyanne conway defended bannon, especially when asked about his alleged connection to white nationalists. >> i'm personally offended that you think i would manage a campaign where that would be one of the white nationalists. it was not. >> reporter: the trump campaign did not respond to our request to interview bannon. asked whether bannon would bring white nationalist views to the
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white house, a trump spokesman said, "nothing could be further from the truth and it's irresponsible to even make such baseless accusation." >> pelley: chip reid, thank you. staffing decisions like those are the most important challenges the new president will face. that was the incite of president obama today in his first news conference since his party's losses six days ago. jan crawford is at the white house. >> the people have spoken. donald trump will be the next president. >> reporter: setting aside the harsh rhetoric of the campaign, president obama struck a tone of conciliation. >> let him make his decisions, and i think the american people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see. >> reporter: in other words, give him time. >> do i have concerns? absolutely. of course i have concerns. he and i differ on a whole bunch of issues.
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>> reporter: the president gave a nod to mr. trump's victory and his strengths. >> i think that connection that he was able to make with his supporters, that was impervious to events that might have sunk another candidate, that's powerful stuff. >> reporter: after their meeting last week in the oval office, president obama shared some impressions. >> i don't think he is ideological. i think ultimately he's pragmatic in that way. and that can serve him well. as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. >> reporter: that's one reason he said he's hopeful mr. trump will preserve some of his foreign and domestic policy, including parts of obamacare. >> if they can come up with something better that actually works, i'll be the first one to say, "that's great. congratulations." >> reporter: now the president
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was asked specifically about mr. trump's decision to name campaign c.e.o. steve bannon as his chief strategist. scott, he said he's not going to comment on individual appointments. >> pelley: jan crawford at the white house tonight. jan, thank you. well, mr. trump is the first billionaire president with business interests worldwide. there are strict ethics rules for everyone in the federal government with only two exceptions: the president and the vice president. julianna goldman has been looking into the potential for conflict with the trump family business. >> i think he's going to rely on us more than ever. >> reporter: cbs news has learned donald trump's transition team is exploring how the president-elect's children could receive top-secret security clearances. while nepotism rules prevent the president from hiring family to work in the white house, relatives could still serve as unpaid national security advisers with access to the nation's top secrets. the unprecedented request adds to other ethical questions, like how will trump separate his
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administration from his business that's now run by his children. did they ever talk to you about it? >> they won't talk to me. the laws are very soft on this whole matter. i don't have to do anything. i don't know if you know, this i don't have to do anything. >> reporter: there are no rules to prevent conflicts of interest for presidents, but historically they've chose on the put their investments in a blind trust. >> a real blind trust would be one where he picked an independent third party to manage his investments. he wouldn't know what's going on. >> reporter: ethics watchdogs like larry noble say trump's setup doesn't pass muster. >> what that is is turning your business interests over to your family, which is very close to you. >> reporter: the arrangement doesn't solve conflicts lick trump's relationship with deutsche bank to, which he owes $300 million. the bank is in multi billion settlement negotiations with the justice department for trading in toxic mortgages. those talks could last into the next administration.
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there's also trump's new hotel in the old post office building in washington, which is leased from the federal government. even the tenants in his buildings pose a conflict, like the state-run chinese bank that's paying rent the lease space on the 20th floor of trump tower. scott, it means a foreign government is putting money in the hands of the president and his family. >> pelley: julianna goldman, thanks. today a federal judge in minnesota sentenced three men who were part of a terrorist cell that recruited somali americans to fight for isis in syria. we profiled one of them recently on "60 minutes." jamie yuccas is in minneapolis. >> the three american-born men stood one by one as the federal judge read their sentences allowed. zacharia abdurahman charged with conspiracy to provide material support, received the harshest sentence, ten years in prison. his father yusuf is relieved. >> i'm glad they stopped him and send him back, you know.
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for that i'm very grateful. report because he's still alive. >> because he's still alive. >> abdullahha mohammed yusuf received 21 months served, though 20 years of supervision. abdirizak warsame will spend two and a half years in prison. warsame was seen as a key recruiter for the nine-member somali-american terrorist cell. in 2014, he had helped two others get into syria. they were both killed. he explained his actions on "60 minutes." >> i felt if i didn't do it, i would be a disgrace to god. i would be a disgrace to the world. i would be a disgrace to my family. >> reporter: judge davis, citing the interview, said he doubted whether the 21-year-old was con with extremism. >> i'm trying to be the best i can to make up for all of the things that i've done. >> do you really believe that, or are you saying that so the judge will go easy on you? >> i believe that. >> reporter: u.s. attorney
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andrew lugar says this case is important to the community. >> we need programs to make sure these young men turn away from isil, turn away from the ideology and become productive members of society going forward. >> reporter: six more defendants will be sentenced other -- over next two days. the judge says he will not be lenient. scott, they could face up to 40 years in prison. >> pelley: jamie yuccas reporting for us tonight. jamie, thank you. well, if you missed the supermoon, you're going to get another chance tonight. the moon will be nearly as big and bright as it was last night over the gateway arch in st. louis. and the statue of liberty in new york. the moon is closer than it's been since 1948, a little over 200,000 miles. that's caused higher-than-normal tides and minor coastal flooding in south florida. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," important news about an arthritis drug that has long been under a cloud of suspicion. cloud of
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>> pelley: researchers spent a decade studying an arthritis drug to see if it causes heart problems. now the results are in, and dr. jon lapook has them. >> reporter: 64-year-old mary kay bostard takes celebrex to relieve debilitating pain for arthritis. >> it's my hand, my shoulders, my back. i've had back surgery because i've had arthritis. >> reporter: celebrex works by targeting an enzyme responsible for pain and inflammation. it's similar to vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 because of increased risk of heart attack and stroke. >> were you concerned because vioxx is causing heart problems. what about celebrex, it's the same group? >> i was concerned. there's that little niggly in the back of your mind going, is it okay to take this every day? >> reporter: in 2005, the government required the maker of celebrex to conduct a trial. 25,000 people who had arthritis
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severe enough to require daily medication were given an anti- inflammatory,. they were then monitored for cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or death. dr. steve niss ten- year study. >> i thought it would go against celebrex. >> reporter: what happened? >> everybody was wrong, including me. it's pretty clear that it was not worse. if anything it was trending a little bit toward being on the better side. >> reporter: the study also found a lower risk of gastrointestinal complications in celebrex compared with the other two. >> it really does take a drug that was under a cloud of suspicion after vioxx was withdrawn. it lifts that cloud and lets us think about this in different ways. >> reporter: remember, this study did not look at the occasional use of these drugs for, say, a headache. but now for some patients with more severe and chronic pain,
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some doctors who veered away from using celebrex may now decide to use it. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook, thank you. when we come back, a high-tech solution to lost luggage. when we come back, a high-tech solution to lost luggage. daugh. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to? this is a tough financial choice we could face when we retire. but, if we start saving even just 1% more of our annual income... we could keep doing all the things we love. prudential. bring your challenges.
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>> pelley: ever landed without your luggage? it happens to one in 300 passengers. kris van cleave is looking at some innovations that may improve your odds. >> reporter: elena conley just got her luggage, hours after she arrived in washington. >> it's annoying. it's definitely frustrating, especially since i'm headed somewhere else tomorrow. >> reporter: last year more than 23 million bags were mishandled worldwide, but delta is now using this new $50 million system to give flyers real-time tracking of bags with cell phone alerts and even a map to show a bag's current location. these luggage tags have a small radiofrequency identification or rfid chip, which is scanned as
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[ beep ] but you'll be glad to see it here. fidelity -- where smarter investors will always be. >> pelley: gwen ifill, a friend >> pelley: gwen ifill, a friend and colleague of many of us in journalism, died today. the cause was cancer. she was 61. michelle miller has her story. >> a huge week in politics. >> reporter: gwen ifill was a trailblazer. on the pbs "newshour," she was part of first female anchor pair in broadcast news, and a fixture in washington politics.
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gwen ifill was trusted three times to moderate an election- year debate including in 2008 between governor sarah palin and joe biden. >> how would you work as vice president to shrink this gap of polarization. >> reporter: and also a primary debate this year between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. ifill was born in new york city to caribbean immigrants in 1955, a child of the civil rights movement, she was destined to cover it. >> i knew by the age of nine. i wanted to be a journalist because i liked to write. i liked asking questions. i imagined that people would answer them. sometimes it's true and sometimes it's not, as it turns out. >> reporter: ifill graduated from simmons college in boston covering desegregation before moving on to the baltimore evening sun, then the washington post and "the new york times." she switched to television, reporting for nbc and then pbs, all the while making friends in
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a town best known for rivals. "face the nation's" john dickerson. >> washington is tough and it can be very small. gwen was plenty tough, but you wanted to be in her company because it was a vacation from all of that. >> reporter: she wrote her first book about race in politics in the obama era. today the president remembered her. >> she not only informed today's citizens, but she also inspired tomorrow's journalists. >> reporter: ifill once told an interviewer, "i am a blessed woman. even when i am the most stressed, the most frazzled, god always rescues me. i'll never be abandoned." michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: among the best we've ever had. 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 captioned by media access group at wgbh acce live from the cbs they area
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studios, this is kpix 5 news . big changes coming to one of the most traveled roads in the bay area. there is concerned this construction project could become the mess on van ness. good evening i am veronica dl cruz . the construction is on van ness and thousands of drivers each state will feel the pain. >> reporter: today we heard a lot of complaints. you can see an example at this intersection of what has been going on all up and down van ness. this left lane is now closed. you can see the signs blocking
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drivers to get into this area. we spoke to drivers this -- today and also to small businesses. they are concerned they will not survive. >> it will be a big mess. >> reporter: many orange signs around this pizza place are giving the owner anxiety. >> it is always something in san francisco with parking but now this will be harder. >> reporter: nearly every left turn lane has been eliminated on this roadway and this week it will shrink from three lanes down to two as the city continues the van ness improvement project . it is expected to be finished in 2019 . it will then look like this. more trees will be planted and left turn lanes will be all but eliminated. >> cars will t

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