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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the president-elect already on the job with the deal that saved hundreds of them. >> companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. >> pelley: also tonight, the vice president-elect on donald trump shifting positions on immigration and prosecuting hillary clinton. did he just say those things to get elected? a so-called magical treatment for the anxiety and depression that come with cancer. >> from that moment, the fear was gone. >> pelley: and a new over-the-top light show at niagra falls.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the trump-pence administration takes office in 50 days, and we're about to hear from two of the key players. we have interviews with vice president-elect mike pence and the speaker of the house, paul ryan. but first, donald trump made his first public appearance since he was elected more than three weeks ago. he was at a furnace manufacturer in indiana that had been planning to send more than 2,000 jobs to mexico. mr. trump's intervention and tax incentives from the state have persuaded the carrier corporation to send 1,300 jobs south of the border, saving 800. major garrett has the story. >> they say it's not presidential to call up these massive leaders of business. i think it's very presidential. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump called the c.e.o. of carrier's parent company,
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united technologies, directly to discuss keeping the jobs in indiana. >> companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. not going to happen. >> reporter: during the campaign, trump threatened to slap import tariffs on companies that sent jobs overseas, but in this case, the state of indiana provided the company $7 million in tax incentives, something states often do to keep or attract businesses. and mr. trump promised lower corporate taxes and fewer regulations. the publicity bang is larger than the national economic impact of saving 1,000 jobs in a labor force of 159 million. but for carrier workers like bryan dyson, the reaction was emotional and appreciative. >> crying. relieved. christmas coming, you know. everybody's head's up. >> reporter: dawn kinnard said it was a promise kept. >> well, i'm very thankful that he did follow through, because he didn't have to. he could have just said that and walked away. but he really did follow through.
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>> reporter: all this is a stark contrast to the reaction when carrier announced in february that jobs were moving to mexico. ( yelling ) >> reporter: not far from the carrier plant, manufacturer rexnord plans to move 300 jobs to mexico. brian reed is an assembler. >> devastated. it just-- i can't put it in words. i mean, the 300 people i work .ith, things just went through my mind, and it was just-- it was just devastating. >> reed said he doesn't feel left behind. >> with what mr. trump did, it does give a sense of hope for the american working class. i don't know that personally it will affect my factory. >> reporter: at rallies during the campaign, then-candidate trump often said he and populist democrat bernie sanders agreed on trade and protecting u.s. manufacturing jobs. but, scott, sanders is very critical of this carrier deal, arguing it will incentivize
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other corporations to threaten to move jobs overseas to attract tax breaks and other government concessions. >> pelley: major, there's word tonight that the trump transition team is getting closer to naming a secretary of defense. what do you know about that? >> reporter: that would be general james mattis, retired marine corps general, formerly head of central command. he has two nicknames "mad dog" mattis and "warrior monk." a confirmed bachelor, 66, he is regarded as probably the most respected marine of a generation or two. people often call him-- not in the marine corps-- a soldier's soldier. marines call him a marine's marine. we are told the announcement could come as earlies tomorrow. there's one wrinkle here, scott, to become a defense secretary, if you're a retired general, there needs to be seven years between the separation of your military force and the ascension to defense secretary. to waive that congress would have to intervene. the trump transition team has been told by congressional leaders they will do that. >> pelley: major garrett reporting for us tonight. major, thank you. well, that deal in indiana was done with the help of the governor of indiana, who is also
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the vice president-elect. we spoke to mike pence late today, and we asked him what mr. trump meant by "consequences" for companies that move jobs overseas. >> the president-elect's made it very clear that when companies shutter factories and move them out of this country in the hopes of being able to build their products and ship them right back into the united states that-- that-- that we're going to have the kind of trade deals that have consequences for enterprises like that, and we're going to have the kind of trade that puts american jobs and american workers first. >> pelley: when mr. trump talks about consequences, are we talking about punitive taxes? >> i-- i think-- i think-- everything is really on the table, as we negotiate trade deals going forward, as we renegotiate the north american free trade agreement. i think what the american people can anticipate, the trump administration is going to roll our sleeves up, and we're going to drive a hard bargain. >> pelley: now, carrier tells
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us that you have saved 800 jobs that were headed to mexico. how did you do it? >> well, it all began with a phone call by president-elect donald trump, almost about a week to the day after the election. he picked up the phone. he called the chairman of the parent company and just asked them to reconsider their decision to move jobs to mexico from here in the state of indiana. >> pelley: but, not to put too fine a point on it, sir, 1,300 jobs are still going to mexico, and i wonder, why were you not able to save those? >> this change in their business policies was set into motion many months before he even secured the nomination. but the fact that carrier was set at this factory to go to zero jobs, and now we have more than 1,100 good-paying jobs here in the state of indiana, with the opportunity for that to
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grow, i think is welcome news. >> pelley: just since the election, president-elect trump has reversed himself on prosecuting hillary clinton and on deporting 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. did he just say those things to get elected? did he never intend to do them? >> i think what the american people know they have in president-elect donald trump is someone who speaks straight from his mind and straight from his heart. and on the issue of illegal immigration, i promise you, as we were meeting yesterday on capitol hill with leaders of the house and senate, we're going to go straight to work after this congress convenes and this administration takes office. >> pelley: the speaker of the house told us today that when it comes to deporting 11 million illegal immigrants, it's not going to happen, and he won't fund it. >> well, i-- i-- i will tell you that the policies that the president-elect outlined in his speech in arizona will be the policies that we advance. i'm very confident that we'll have broad-based support in the congress for what the president-elect outlined in the
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course of his campaign, and we're going to work every day to make sure that we-- we advance those policies and end illegal immigration once and for all. >> pelley: vice president- elect mike pence, also governor of indiana until january the 20th, we thank you very much for your time. you made a big difference for about 800 families in your home state there. thank you very much again. >> thank you, scott. >> pelley: and we have more of the pence interview on and our streaming service, cbsn. the repeal of obamacare will be the first bill taken up by the new congress. that's according coordination to the speaker of the house. in an interview for "60 minutes," paul ryan told us that repeal will be immediate but a replacement is months, even years away. no one, he said, will lose health coverage in the meantime. we met the speaker at the capitol today, and we asked him about his rocky relationship with mr. trump.
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you called donald trump a racist. >> no, i didn't. i said his comment was. >> pelley: i'm not sure there's a great deal of daylight between those two definitions, but he definitely called you ineffective and disloyal. have you patched it up? >> yeah, we have, we're fine. we're not looking back. we're looking forward. we actually-- we've had-- like i said, we speak about every day, and it's not about looking forward-- back in the past. that's behind us. we're way beyond that. >> pelley: did you believe he could be nominated, really? >> yeah, no, i didn't see this one coming. he knows that. donald trump's a very-- he was a very ubconventional candidate. he's going to be an unconventional president. what i like about it, like i said, in my almost daily conversations is he's just a "get things done" kind of guy. >> pelley: have you told him being president is not being c.e.o. of the united states, that the congress is going to have a say? >> oh, we've talked about that extensively. we've talked about the constitution, article one of the constitution, the separation of powers.
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he feels very strongly, actually, that under president obama's watch, he stripped a lot of power away from the constitution, away from the legislative branch of government, and we want to reset the balance of power so that people and the constitution are rightfully restored. >> pelley: the speaker of the house on his plans for sweeping tax reform and immigration enforcement. that's this sunday on "60 minutes." ryan's home state of wisconsin today began recounting votes, but the recounts there and possibly in michigan and pennsylvania are not expected to change the outcome of the presidential race. donald trump won with 306 electoral votes, even though hillary clinton got nearly 2.5 million more popular votes. that is nearly a 2% margin, and is the largest by any candidate to win the popular vote and go on to lose the election. tonight in syria, families are running for their lives to
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escape aleppo, once a home to a million people. syrian government forces, backed by russia, are obliterating neighborhoods held by rebels, and today, debora patta got a rare look. >> reporter: for the tens of thousands of civilians who fled rebel-held aleppo, it must have felt like even the weather deserted them. huddling under blankets for warmth, they sleep cheek to cheek in makeshift shelters. for many, this is their first meal in days. the united nations estimates that 200,000 are still inside eastern aleppo, trapped between the syrian army and rebel fighters, the relentless shelling continues. the u.n. has demanded a pause in the fighting to allow for the evacuation of the sick and injured and the delivery of food and medicine. but the syrian government has answered with silence. its main backer, russia, talks about opening humanitarian
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corridors, but so far, that's all it is, talk. the government's five-month siege has left food and medical supplies dangerously low, while hospitals have been blown to pieces. as the rebel territory shrinks under the advance of the syrian military, desperate civilians make one last run for safety. um muneer spent six hours trying to escape. "my son and i had no choice but to leave," she said, "even if we had to walk all the way." as miserable as it is for those who made it out to safety, it's far worse for those who stayed behind. we can can tell you, scott, that since we arrived in aleppo, the sound of shelling has not let up. >> pelley: debora patta in the war zone for us tonight. debora, thank you. today, the death toll from the tennessee wildfires climbed to 10. 80 are injured, and many are missing. demarco morgan is in the great smoky mountains.
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>> reporter: with dozens of leads on track down, authorities here continue to search for those who have been reported missing. sevier county mayor, larry watters: >> we're concluding the rescue, probably today, and we're moving tomorrow into the recovery. >> reporter: this board at an american red cross shelter is covered with the names of those unaccounted for, including members of the reed family. donna casey and kela inman are school nurses at the school where missing sisters, 9-year-old lily and 12-year-old chloe reed attend. the two were with their mom, constance, the night of the massive wildlife. >> our school is a family. i mean, we are truly a family, and this is hurting all of us. >> reporter: monday night, michael reed received a desperate call from his wife that flames were fastly approaching their home. he hasn't heard from her since. >> to have two of our own missing, it's just-- it's devastating. we're heartbroken. we're heartbroken, and we need the help. >> we want them back. >> reporter: scott, this three-story home on the mountain
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is just one of hundreds of structures destroyed. officials expect to start letting other homeowners return to their property within the next few days. >> pelley: demarco morgan, thanks. in medellin, colombia, they were supposed to play a soccer championship last night. but instead, the stadium was packed for a memorial for the brazilian team whose plane crashed on monday. 71 were killed, including most of the players. six people survived. the club's home stadium in brazil was also filled last night for a mass in honor of the victims. coming up next on the cbs evening news, a molecule in mushrooms relieves depression in cancer patients. and later, shedding new light on the beauty of nature.
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>> pelley: today, doctors test testing a groundbreaking treatment for some of the side effects of cancer reported what they called "very impressive results." here's our chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: after dinah bazer was treated for ovarian cancer in 2010, the next two years were filled with dread. >> all i thought about was the cancer, that it would come back, and i would die of it. >> reporter: how severe was the anxiety? were you able to go on with your life? >> i felt like it was destroying my life. yeah, i mean, sometimes... >> reporter: in 2012, bazer entered a study to treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients using the hallucinogenic drug psyilocybin, the active ingredient in certain mushrooms. dr. stephen ross directs addiction studies at n.y.u. langone medical center and lead the study. >> the idea was that drugs which were known to induce spiritual or these unusual mystical states of consciousness, might help people who were having this domain of distress.
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>> reporter: bazer took the medication in this treatment room with therapists present for support. during the session, she saw her fear inside her body. >> and as soon as i visualized the fear, i became furious. in my mind i screamed, "who the hell do you think you are? i won't be eaten alive." from that moment, the fear was gone. >> reporter: you took control. >> i took control. and it was gone. >> reporter: the n.y.u. study, and a second one at johns hopkins, followed a total of 80 patients for six months after a single dose of psyilocybin. there was lasting reduction of anxiety and depression in 60% to 80% of the patients. >> i began to feel the most amazing love i have ever felt. i think my brain was rewired a little bit, and that love that i felt has done very well, very good things for me. >> reporter: there were no serious side effects. though encouraging, these results are definitely preliminary, and for now, the
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drug remains banned, except for research. and, scott, dr. ross told me the f.d.a. is expected to consider within the next two months whether or not to approve a larger study. >> pelley: what an amazing result for dinah. jon, thanks very much. coming up next, the national christmas tree is lighted by the head of the executive branch.
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michelle miller gives us a look at a new work in watercolor. >> reporter: by day, the view is majestic-- water cascading nearly 200 feet between the u.s. and canada-- but at night, it's illuminating. a dazzling rainbow of colors from the canadian side light up the american falls from nearly half a mile away. tonight, thanks to a $4 million renovation, they will be even brighter. >> this is a new era in niagra falls history tonight. >> reporter: mark thomas is chairman of the niagra falls illumination board. >> we're eliminating all the dark spots so that you can actually see the whole rim of the falls, the whole curtain of the falls, and we're going to add a whole host of colors that you couldn't get before with our old technology. >> reporter: i mean, aren't lights just lights? >> yeah, except when you put lights on these falls, they dazzle. >> reporter: the illumination of the falls started in 1860 to celebrate the prince of wales' visit to canada. by 1925, the light show became a nightly spectacle.
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the lights themselves were even an attraction. today, some 20 million people are drawn to them. >> yes, they're going to be bright. >> reporter: ed gesh helped with the 1,400 l.e.d. lighting makeover, boosting the colors up to 14 times brighter. are they also more energy efficient? >> absolutely. up to 85% energy savings as we do the colors. >> reporter: when the lights came on, visitors on the canadian side got the full view. how big of a difference is it? >> oh, i love the blue. the blue is beautiful, the color. >> reporter: it's hard to beat natural beauty, scott, but nothing wrong with adding a little color. >> pelley: michelle miller with a bright idea. thanks. and that is 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
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file charges against a freshman football player. ng, breaking news in the sexual assault case that shocked two east bay high schools. prosecutors deciding not to file charges against a freshman football player. good evening, i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm allen martin. our elizabeth cook is working new details on the story we broke at 5:00. liz, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this story involves one student from de la salle and a student from its sister school carondelet high school. the de la salle teenager is expected to be released any moment now from the juvenile detention facility in martinez. there are now two very different stories emerging about what happened during a football game last month. the family of the 15-year-old boy tells us there was sexual activity but that it was consensual. on the ordinary sigh we spoke with the carondelet -- on the
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other side we spoke with the carondelet student. she reported that she was sexually assaulted to the school administrators. >> to be completely honest, my school counselors have helped me a lot and my friends and just knowing that that in the long run i'll be okay. i can't stop this just because it happened. i need to show i'm not going to stop. it's not okay for this to happen to anyone and it's not okay for people around, like, society to make a person feel ashamed. >> contra costa prosecutors decided this afternoon there was not enough evidence to prosecute. they are leaving open the possibility should they get additional evidence. this decision comes as the young man was expected in juvenile court tomorrow. his family was fully expecting that he would ve


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