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2,000 jobs and cut a quarter of the budget. but he began a listening tour that will cost more than $1 million. >> as you know, we've just kicked off this listening exercise, and i really encourage all of you to please go online and participate in the survey online. this is vital. >> reporter: tillerson hired an outside contractor to help with the reorganization. and that leaves career diplomats wondering whether these cuts will help streamline the bureaucracy or simply gut a
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building in the hands of officials with far less foreign policy experience. the fbi is investigating a hate creime at an american university. someone used nooses to hang bananas with racist messages on the washington, d.c. campus. the anti-defamation league says since september there have been more than 150 incidents involving white supremacist messages on college campuses. >> this is where it was before i tore it down. >> reporter: right after spring break, freshman adrian rubenstein says she found hate. >> they were advocating for a country that was completely white, that no other race, no other ethnicity would be welcome here. >> reporter: last year's
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presidential campaign exposed america's economic, social and racial divisions. since last november's election, at least 140 instances of racist posters and flyers have been reported on college campuses in 33 states. >> it seems clear that the extremists feel emboldened in this political climate. >> reporter: jonathan greenblatt is ceo of the anti-defamation league. >> we've seen a change in the rhetoric. some of our worst impulses have moved from the margins to the mainstream. >> reporter: greenblatt's group has tracked what it calls an unprecedented recruitment drive. groups like american renaissance and identity europa. timing is no coincidence they say. >> we've been riding the wave of donald trump's election. >> reporter: two agreed to speak with us. neither agreed to give their
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real name. both agreed about the trump factor. >> he's the closest to us we've had in recent memory, though we'd like to see him go further. >> reporter: most people on a college campus would call this racist garbage. >> i think those slurs, these are anti-white slurs. >> reporter: last november, then president-elect trump was accused of energizing hate groups, but he strongly rejected that idea on "60 minutes." >> if it helps, i'll say this, and i'll say it right to the camera. stop it. >> reporter: some college students have pushed back. just last week. racist notes appeared at st. olaf college in minnesota. the school is considering adding mandatory classes on race and gender. >> freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom to slander. so we hope leaders will step up and speak out when hate rears its head. >> reporter: identity europa
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posters were found at georgia tech and three other universities in georgia. they plan to spend this summer gearing up for an even bigger push on college campuses in the fall semester. coming up next, how could anyone survive this?
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a small plane exploded yesterday on a busy road in washington state. you see the pictures, you won't believe how this ends. here's carter evans. >> reporter: the fiery crash was captured on dash cam video. you can see the plane flying low and slow. it clipped some power lines, then a stoplight and bursts into flames before hitting the street. >> numerous phone calls coming in of a plane and at least two vehicles on fire. >> reporter: bystanders quickly extinguished the flames. amanda's van was clipped by the plane's wing. >> it looked suspiciously low,
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and a couple seconds later, i was like, it's too low. it collided with the telephone pole, it hit the ground and hit all the cars in the line, including our van. >> reporter: the pilot reported engine problems as soon as the piper cherokee took off. >> as he was losing power and couldn't restart, he began to descend and descend rapidly. he saw that the boulevard was clear and open roadway. >> reporter: both people aboard the plane walked away from the crash, including justin dunn away, who's now working with investigators. >> to you, it looks like he was in control the whole team. >> absolutely. >> reporter: he says the split second to head for the road instead of turning back to the airport likely saved lives. >> definitely maid the right decision. anything less than a thousand feet is not enough altitude for pilots to go back to the runway and land where they took off from. >> reporter: so the roadway became the runway. carter evans, cbs news, los
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today, barack obama showed us his plans for his presidential library and museum on the south side of chicago. the 200,000 square foot complex will have three buildings, two with rooftop parks. private donations will cover the $500 million cost. for two decades, bruce hall helped americans understand the space program. as a correspondent for cbs and later nbc. he's best remembered for 12 straight hours of strong, steady coverage of the challenger disaster. >> the four shuttles, the challenger has been up ten times. it is one that is known among space people as the best of the shuttles. it was the one they've seldom had trouble with, the one they're most confident with. >> bruce hall died yesterday of lung cancer. he was 76. i was hall's understudy at cbs news in the late 1980s. many of us learned from bruce,
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just how good science writing can be. this week, bruce hall's name will join that of walter cronkite and other great space reporters honored with nasa's chronicl chroniclers award. today the cbs evening news launched a new series called "uncharted". may is mental health month, and we're looking at mental melt. the first story covers rocky schwartz whose two sons have mental illness and substance abuse problems. >> it's heartbreaking. i so desperately wanted to create a different family life for them than the one i was raised in. my paints were both alcoholic too. i naïvely thought that because i'm a sober mom and because they were raised in a really stable environment that i was going to prevent this from happening.
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the body of first lieutenant weston lee arrived at dover air force base in delaware. a member of the 82nd airborne, he was killed by a bomb in mosul. lieutenant lee from georgia was 25. now david martin has the story of another fallen hero who
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has given us a view of the battlefield that few ever see. >> reporter: july 2nd, 2013. the very last moment of army specialist hilda clayton's life. she took this photo in the split second between when a mortar tube accidently exploded and the blast killed her and four afghan soldiers. hard remembering that day? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: specialist shanay brooks was in the same unit. >> she died doing what she loved. >> reporter: these two photos remained private for nearly four years but have now been published in an army journal with their families' permission. are you glad to see that photo now out there in the public? >> i don't think anything can campaign to that photo that she has the last photo that she shot on the day she died. >> reporter: she was assigned to photograph the training of the
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afghan army by their american advisers. she was a small part of a largely unknown effort by the pentagon to create a visual record of u.s. military operations. >> we cover everything from patrols to raids. >> reporter: most of what sergeants teddy wade and christopher o'dell shoot with their cameras is never released to the public but is used instead to give commanders far from the battlefield a view. >> so we can get the real-life feel of what's going on, so when they make those decision they're making accurate decisions based on what's actually happened. >> reporter: special eist clayt left a record of what actually happened when she died. now we all can see it and know who she was. ft. meade, maryland. that's overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and be sure not to miss cbs this morning.
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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, everyone, and welcome to the overnight news. i'm dimarco morgan. fbi director, james comey, was back before congress. it was his first testimony since dropping the bombshell about russia's possible meddling and collusion with associates of donald trump. but he defended his decision to tell congress about the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. he said that the very thought that it may have influenced the election makes him mildly nauseous. >> this is terrible. it makes me mildly nauseous to make me think we had some impact on the election. >> reporter: james comey defended his decision 11 days before the election to notify congress that agents had found more hillary clinton e-mails.
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the discovery was made on a computer clinton aide huma abedin shared with her husband, disgraced former congressman anthony wiener. comey said he had no real good options. >> speak or conceal. there's an election in 11 days. lordy, that would be really bad. concealing would be catastrophic. as between really bad and catastrophic, i said to my team, we've got to walk into the world of really bad. >> reporter: they ultimately determined abedin had forwarded e-mails containing classified information to her husband. but the bureau could not prove criminal intent and did not recommend charges against abedin, wiener or clinton. democrat dianne feinstein. >> you took an enormous gamble. the gamble was that there was something there that would invalidate her candidacy. and there wasn't. >> reporter: democrats pressed comey on why he publicly
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discussed the clinton investigation during the campaign but did not reveal that the fbi was also investigating the trump campaign and its contacts with russia. senator patrick leahy. >> was it appropriate for you to come on one investigation repeatedly and not say anything about the other? >> i think so. >> reporter: comey said attorney general loretta lynch forced his hand when she had an impromptu meeting with former president bill clinton during the investigation. >> her meeting with president clinton on that airplane was the capper for me. and i then said you know what, the department cannot by itself credibly end this. the best chance we have is if i do something i never imagined before. step away from them and tell the american people, look, here's what the fbi did. here's what we found, here's what we think. >> the fbi doesn't always have a difficult time keeping secrets. take the case of daniella green
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who was a fbi translator who marrieden someone in isis. >> reporter: back in 2014, the fbi here in detroit assigned daniella green as an interpreter on its investigation of dennis cusspert. a top recruiter for isis. but six months later she was married to him in syria. ♪ >> reporter: dennis cusspert made a name for himself as a rapper in his native germany. but after pledging allegiance to isis in 2014, he starred in propaganda videos. including this one where he threatened to slit president obama's throat. that same year, the fbi assigned daniella green who is fluent in german to track him down. it included skype conversations and she apparently began a romance with him.
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according to unsealed court papers, green flew to turkey go june and then crossed into syria. she had told the fbi she was visiting her family in germany. >> she would be very attractive from an isis standpoint. >> reporter: peter triumumbor studies terror groups. >> she would be an absolute valuable source of information to isis. >> reporter: days after marrying cuss pert, she admitted she made a mess of things. sometimes i wish i could just come back, she admitted in an e-mail to someone in the u.s. i don't know how long i'll last here. somehow she managed to flee cusspert and isis and was allowed to return to the states in august of 2014. she began cooperating with authorities almost immediately. >> if she was able to come back and share details of what her
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travels looked like, then that would be absolutely vital intelligence that the united states would want. >> reporter: while in syria, green even told cusspert she worked for the fbi. but prosecutors say she withheld most sensitive information from him. cusspert escaped a coalition airstrike in 2015 and is believed to still be alive. green served two years in prison and is now out on probation. her former attorney told cbs this morning, quote, danny just got into something way over her head. she's a good person, and she was genuinely remorseful for what happened. what's a topless picture of britain's princess kate worth? it could be $1.5 million. the couple is suing the magazine that printed theho invasion of privacy. >> reporter: the palace calling it a grotesque invasion of
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privacy. comparing them to the paparazzi that hounded princess diana. this lawsuit meant to prevent history from repeating itself. the duke and duchess were all smiles in france in march on their first official visit to the country. but this, of course, was a planned photo shoot. it's the unplanned one that happened at this chateau in 2012 that has them firing back at french media. prosecutors were in court yesterday hearing the case filed by the duke and duchess of cambridge against "closer." the magazine is charged with invading the privacy of kate by snapping and printing topless photos of her. a lawyer for the magazine justified the publication on public interest grounds saying in court the pictures disproved rumors circulating at the time that the duchess might be anorexic. they were taken from a long-lens camera while the couple was on vacation. this correspondent was with the couple when the story broke, and
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they said they had every expectation of privacy. >> they did have an expectation of privacy, and even when they go to public places if they're going on holiday to a private home, then they have full expectation of privacy just like any other member of the public. >> reporter: prince william submitted a statement saying that the photographs were shocking and all the more painful given the harassment linked to the death of his mother. princess diana was hounded by the press until the day she died in a car crash 20 years ago after being chased by paparazzi through the city. >> i don't think diana's death, which william and harry still feel the paparazzi caused her death. i don't think it's made them much more timid in trying to get photographs. they often elicit photographs. they're still a wide audience and public interest. >> reporter: authorities have already banned reproduction of the topless photos, but they still appear in other publications across europe. here at the palace, they're asking for $1.6 million in
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everybody since the ronald reagan era, georgia has been a reliably red state, sending republicans to the white house and both houses of congress. but there's a runoff election next month in newt gingrich's old district that could be a change point. >> so nice to meet you. >> reporter: jen cox, a 46-year-old realtor and mother of four has found her political voice, the muted one she had for years living in cobb county, a suburb of atlanta. >> i was afraid it would affect my kids' relationships with their friends. we were all making a lot of assumptions that terrible things would happen if we came out as liberals. >> reporter: and the blues have outed themselves in cobb county,
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georgia. she had never been politically active. but when women nationwide rallied last january to protest president trump's election, cox and her daughter joined 60,000 demonstrators in downtown atlanta. seven weeks ago on facebook, she launched pave it blue. it's a grassroots organization for frustrated progressive women like her. >> now just over a month later we're at almost 2,000 and all local women. >> this is a story about women in this community. >> reporter: pave the blue's first goal, helping elect jon ossoff, a local democrat on the ballot in a runoff election in june. we also met karen, a bermuda native who became a u.s. citizen earlier this year. how much of this is president trump? >> all of it is president trump. i don't think that they represent me or my family. and i need someone in office to create some balance and to
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represent me. >> that's a huge deal to us. >> reporter: cox says president trump's first 100 days have been anti-immigrant, anti-women and un-american. >> it's our responsibility to stand up to that, to speak out against it. if not us, who? >> reporter: pave the blue's goal is to flip red districts like this into blue ones and get women running for local office. and now that they've found their voice, they promise to keep speaking up and speaking out. >> we were a target. we didn't want to take that risk. >> reporter: for seven years, these brothers were threatened with death in iraq. militias targeted them for working with american companies. was coming to this country the difference between potentially life and death? >> it was a life and death, yes. >> reporter: in 2011, they applied to the u.s. as refugees. after years of vetting by homeland security and the state department, in january, they
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emigrated here to clarkston, georgia, known as the ellis island of the south. >> this clarkston is a refugee welcoming place. everyone is here. from different countries. >> 40 different nationalities, 60 different languages spoken in our 1.4 mile city. >> reporter: this is its mayor. half its residents are foreign-born. >> these people who have fled from those conflicts are the ones who are escaping terror. we're getting people from war-torn areas, famine sites, persecution. >> reporter: its diversity spreads across its of services, local shops, community gatherings and schools. >> since 9/11, there hasn't been a refugee that has committed a domestic act of terrorism. and we are one of the safest
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in the early '80s, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a song by the pop duo hall and oates. well, they are back on the road and serena at shur tracked them down. >> reporter: the video may be dated, but the music definitely holds up. ♪ oh, oh, oh, here she comes ♪ she's a man-eater ♪ >> reporter: and at a recent rehearsal, daryl hall and john oates run through their greatest hits. ♪ you're out of touch ♪ i'm out of touch >> reporter: gearing up for their latest tour while looking back at a decades-old
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partnership. >> did i think i'd be working with john and we'd be sitting side by side all these years later? no, i didn't. didn't even occur to me. >> reporter: daryl's 70 and john's 69. for them and their fans, the dreams keep coming true. >> our job is the job everyone dreams of. play instruments, sing, make records. why would you want to quit? ♪ you make my dreams come true ♪ you you, >> reporter: the duo has sold more than80 million albums, inducted into the rock 'n roll hall of fame and the songwriters hall of fame. ♪ it isn't so >> reporter: not a bad life. for two very different people. >> well, if you look on every album we've ever made, it says daryl hall and john oates. it may seem a subtle
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distinction, but we see ourselves as two individuals who are different and work together. to this day, that's how we view ourselves. >> reporter: one thing they do have in common is philadelphia. ♪ philadelphia >> reporter: what's that city mean to you? >> it's my hometown, you know, it's where i was a kid. it was the biggest influence on me, because you're, i think the most important influences are your early ones, and boy was i at the right place at the right time. >> reporter: both attended temple university. both had their own bands. but how did they meet? >> this is freaking me out by the way. >> reporter: john took us back to philly, to the exact spot where hall and oates history all began. >> it was called the adelefy ballroom. >> reporter: their bands were to perform separately. but they say that's when a gunfight broke out. yes, a gunfight. >> we had to leave. that's when we met. we met in the elevator. and when i found out he went to temple. >> it's hard to go back in time.
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can you have memories, but when the memories are connected to the actual, physical space. we're actually standing in the same place where. >> reporter: you guys met here. >> daryl's career and my career started right here in this room. >> reporter: partners of almost 50 years. >> oh. okay. i don't know. this is too much for me. >> reporter: i love it. i love it. after becoming roommates in this house. >> so i moved into the third floor up there. >> reporter: they started jamming to the. >> because i used to play my little wurl itser piano, and he had an acoustic guitar. it was proximity, really. it was an interesting coming together of music, and i think it formed especially our original sound, this hybrid of soul music and folk music. >> reporter: and in 1973, they co-wrote what would be their
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break-through song. ♪ she's gone ♪ oh-wa >> it was magical, creating something from nothing that somehow has a universal appeal but at the same time is rooted in this every day sense of loss. ♪ she's gone >> reporter: and then another pop classic. ♪ >> reporter: sarah smile. this one written by daryl. we've got the 1976 performance of "sarah smile" on youtube where you hold a note for an impossibly long time. >> was i showin' off? >> reporter: the hits kept coming. ♪ you're a rich girl >> reporter: including rich girl, even though it's actually about a guy. ♪ you can rely on the old man's money ♪ >> and i wrote that chore us, he can rely on his old man's money, then i left it for about a year. >> reporter: a year? >> yeah. ♪ money won't get you too far
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>> so then i sat do you know and said well, rich guy is stupid, so i changed it to rich girl. ♪ you're a rich girl sno >> reporter: by the 1980s, daryl hall and john oates had reached the top, thanks to a string of catchy songs. ♪ your kiss is on my list ♪ because ♪ i want to play that one on one ♪ ♪ i want to play that game tonight ♪ >> reporter: they also became fixtures on the just-launched mtv. >> i want my mtv. >> i want my mtv. >> they came to us. we had a bunch of hit records, and they said we need music videos. we said what's a music video. >> where some clothes, jump around in front of a black curtain. nobody knew what a music video was. so we did these stupid videos.
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>> reporter: looking back do you think they were stupid? >> oh, yes, of course. >> reporter: in 1984, they found themselves on the set of their "out of touch" music video. >> it is the suit that i wore in the "out of touch" video. i call it my dog suit. i look like a dalmatian in it. >> reporter: the song reached number one, but the video proved to be a turning point. >> here we are. and daryl and i are sealed inside this huge base drum, 3:00 in the morning, and we're like, look, what are we doing? ♪ you're out of touch ♪ i'm out of touch >> we looked at each other in the drum, and we went, okay, this is what we're doing. is this what we were meant to do in life? >> reporter: so at the height of their success, they took a break. but never really broke up. both continued to release solo albums, and john has written a new memoir.
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♪ every time you go >> reporter: daryl created the popular "live from daryl's house", a web series where he performs with young artists and legends like smokey robinson. ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh, baby, baby r: oates don't record together anymore, they still perform as a duo. ♪ >> reporter: and there's no end in sight. ♪ what i want, you've got ♪ >> i'm so happy to have a multi-generational audience, and that's an amazing thing that i can cross generations. i love that. ♪ you make my dreams come true >> we are now bigger than we ever were in our entire careers. if somebody had told me in the 1970s that we would be doing giant stadiums and things like
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it's been 105 years since the titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sunk to the bottom of the sea. you may have seen the movie, but soon you'll be able to see it in person for a hefty fee. >> reporter: the ship was called the ship of dreams until a nautical nightmare turned it into a legend, a fateful voyage that fascinated the public, inspiring more than a dozen films and a new generation of explorers like stockton rush. >> more people have been to space than to the titanic. >> reporter: the wreck was discovered in 1985. since then, fewer than200 people have gone over its decks. a company plans to increase that number. starting in may 2018, rush will begin a series of yearly
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expeditions to the titanic. the first time anyone will have been to the site in more than a decade. where is your excitement factor on this? >> definitely over the level. >> reporter: the five-person submersible that will be used is still under construction at a new jersey factory. when complete, the cyclops two will look like this model and be able to dive 13,000 feet. >> people will enter and exit through the dome. >> reporter: it will be just one of five submersibles on the planet capable of reaching the privately owned. one of the goals is to generate a 3d model of the wreck, a unesco underwater site before it's too late. i've heard some researchers say it will melt away and be gone in 20 years. to make the most of the expeditions, they will include researchers and supporteexplore few. >> they will pay --
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>> reporter: even so, all 54 seats for the 2018 seats have already sold out. a banker by trade saved one of those seats. as for the moment when she first sets eyes on it. >> i'll probably cry. i get emotional. >> reporter: about the titanic. you reilly do. you do. >> i do. >> reporter: she isn't afraid to go more than two miles below the waves. and rush says that's with good reason. >> you believe the cyclops two is pretty much invulnerable. >> by the time we're through testing it, i believe it's pretty much invulnerable. >> reporter: that's what they said about the titanic. >> i will go on all the dives. put my money where my mouth is. hip ryeid, new york. you can check back with us
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for cbs this morning. for cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in n n captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, may 4th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." today a revised health care bill goes up for a vote in the house. we'll tell you which two lawmakers turned their no votes to yes. >> what we want this to be is the world's premier institution for training young people and leadership. >> mr. obama shows off the design for his future presidential center that will be on the south side of chicago. and double-check before you click. a sophisticatee-

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