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the repeal of obamacare will be the first bill taken up by the new congress. that's according 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. >> you called donald trump a racist. >> no, i didn't. i said his comment was. >> uh-huh. 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. >> 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 unconventional candidat. he's going to be an unconventional president. what i like about it in my, like i said, almost daily conversations is he's just a get things done kind of guy. >> have you told him being president is not being ceo 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 in the constitution, the separation of powers. 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. >> 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 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 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 tell you, scott, that since we arrived in aleppo the sound of shelling has not let up. >> 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. >> reporter: with dozens of leads to track down, authorities here continue to search for those who have been reporting 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, constant, the night of the massive wildfire. >> 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 is just one of hundreds of structures destroyed. officials expect to start letting other homeowners return to their property within the next few days. >> 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
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patients using the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in certain mushrooms. dr. stephen ross directs addiction studies at nyu langone medical center and led 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. >> 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. >> you took control. >> i took control. and it was gone. >> reporter: the nyu study, and a second one at johns hopkins, followed a total of 80 patients for six months after a single
dose of psilocybin. 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 drug remains banned except for research. and scott, dr. ross told me that the fda is expected to consider within the next two months whether or not to approve a larger study. >> 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. with toothpaste or plain water.an their dentures and even though their dentures look clean,
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needed a lift from the bottom of the earth today. aldrin, now 86, developed fluid in his lungs while sightseeing at the south pole. he was evacuated by ski-plane and is now resting in new zealand. there was a north pole feel in washington today as the obamas presided over the lighting of the national christmas tree, a tradition started by the coolidges in 1923. the tree is a colorado blue spruce, planted on the ellipse across from the white house in 2012. and there is another light show going on tonight. slowly we turn to niagara falls, when we come back.
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changed the light bulbs at niagara falls. 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 niagara falls history tonight. >> reporter: mark thomas is chairman of the niagara 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 you that 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. 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 new 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. >> michelle miller with a bright idea. thanks. and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and be sure not to miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." and welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. president-elect donald trump kicked off his victory tour in indiana. he was given a hero's welcome at a carrier air-conditioner factory where he made good on a campaign promise to save hundreds of union jobs. mr. trump personally negotiated a deal to keep the company from relocating the positions to mexico. but hundreds more jobs are leaving the country and the deal itself will cost the government upwards of $7 million. major garrett is there. >> 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 ceo of carry yers parent company,
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. >> 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. >> reporter: all this is a stark contrast to the reaction when carrier announced in february that jobs were moving to mexico. [ yelling ] 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 with, things just went through my mind and it just -- it was just devastating. >> reporter: 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. in the waning days of the obama administration the white house is working to find countries willing to accept dozens of detainees who have been cleared for release from the prison camp at guantanamo bay. margaret brennan reports from cuba. >> reporter: well, the pace of prisoner releases has picked up
in recent months, but donald trump's campaign pledge to stop this prison from closing has left the fate of many prisoners in limbo. on a quiet day in the guantanamo prison yard giant buzzers picked at a detainee's leftovers. one prisoner spotted our cameras and gave an impromptu art show. we weren't permitted to film his face as he described each painting in a mix of english and arabic. his name is khalid qasim. he's accused of training with al qaeda, but he's never been charged with a crime, 14 years after arriving here. nearly half of the 60 remaining detainees will never be charged, in part due to a lack of conclusive evidence. but rear admiral peter clark said there are grounds for their detention. >> i know that the detainees we have here today are not folks who were accidentally rounded up. there's a reason why they're still here.
>> reporter: saifala parasha is the oldest detainee at 69. he claims his encounters with both osama bin laden and khalid sheikh muhammad from innocent. the u.s. intelligence community disagrees but his son mustafa said it's not fair to continue holding him. >> charge him, take him to court, release him, transfer him to the u.s., but something needs to be done. >> reporter: parasha's lawyer david remus is afraid the prison doors will slam shut when donald trump takes office. his client told him the prisoners were on edge on election night. >> he said that many detainees thought it was the end of the world and felt terrible. and that many detainees asked for tranquilizers, sleeping pills, because they were so distraught. >> reporter: some prisoners are being freed as the u.s. no longer considers them a security threat. commander steven gabovics old us that before leaving detainees stay in this college dorm-like
apartment to begin adjusting to life on the outside. >> here they'll have a refrigerator, they have showers, they have the tv, free action. they'll have a dvd player. they'll have if they want to a playstation game. >> reporter: this route out of the prison is called the pathway to freedom. officials here insist that they are not rushing out any prisoners, but there is congressional concern that they are being sent to countries that won't adequately monitor them or stop them from posing a future threat. southern california is one of the only places on earth where mountain lions live mostly peacefully among people. they're photographed, tagged, and tracked, and most people like having them around. so there was outrage when a local rancher was given a permit to shoot one of the big cats after it killed some of her livestock. carter evans has the story from the santa monica mountains near malibu. >> reporter: wildlife officials held a meeting right here to talk to locals about building complete enclosures like this to keep their livestock safe at night. they expected about a dozen people or so to show up.
instead there were hundreds. >> no one wants anyone to shoot p-45 -- >> whoo! >> reporter: at a packed meeting with wildlife officials last night, concerned residents voiced their outrage over plans to kill a mountain lion known to locals as p-45. the 150-pound cat is one of roughly a dozen roaming the hills near los angeles who are being tracked by the national park service with a gps collar that logs every move. but over the past year it's believed p-45 has killed dozens of livestock, carrying out its bloodiest attack yet last weekend. >> he didn't eat any of them. he just killed them. and kind of left them where they lay and went on to the next one. >> reporter: wendell phillips immediately suspected p-45 when he saw the ten dead alpacas on his neighbor victoria's ranch. monday california's department of fish and wildlife granted victoria's request for a ten-day permit to shoot p-45, which they're required to do by law
when it's determined a mountain lion has destroyed a land owner's property. still, the decision sparked immediate backlash. >> it makes no sense! >> reporter: attorney reed brightman, who represents victoria, attended last night's meeting. >> she has taken a lot of steps to try and avoid this over the last year. she's lost 20 of her alpacas -- >> no. >> reporter: he revealed she's now reconsidering her next move, asking the department of fish and wildlife to capture the animal instead and have it relocated to an animal sanctuary. >> if she could have any solution that does not involve the animal being killed, she wants to explore it. >> reporter: but the department says that request may not be possible. >> in this situation he wouldn't relocate this animal based on the fact that it's killed animals. so it would take it kind of off the table. >> reporter: of course wildlife folks don't want the animal shot. they don't even want it relocated. they just want him to be able to roam freely.
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there's outrage in malibu, california after a local rancher got a permit to hunt down the mountain lion that slaughtered some of her livestock. mountain lions roam freely in the santa monica mountains, and so far there are no reports of the big cats attacking any humans. the national park service has been studying the animals for 13 years, tagging, tracking, and photographing them. and some of the big cats have become local celebrities. bill whitaker has the story for "60 minutes." >> when you moved here, did you know there was a mountain lion in the vicinity? >> no. >> no. not at all. not at all. there are signs for rattlesnakes. there's not signs for mountain lions. >> some view you have here. >> yeah. >> reporter: paula and jason archanakos's house is something
of a local landmark. not just for the killer view of los angeles but also for an encounter a workman had one day in the crawlspace under the house. he was doing some wiring when he saw something scary. >> he comes into my office terrified, and he says, bro, you have a mountain lion in your house, bro. and so i said to him, a mountain lion? he goes, yeah, man, a mountain lion. face to face, eye to eye. i came eye to eye with it. and he was like terrified. >> reporter: he had been eye to eye with p-22, so named by the park service. p for puma. number 22 out of 44 they've studied. photographed here with a small camera on a very long stick. p-22 wears a park service tracking collar that sends gps signals on his location. signals that were blocked this
day because he was under the house. >> he was just laying there trying to snooze, completely just like we woke him from a nap. >> reporter: soon the house was packed with cameras and reporters. p-22 was already a local celebrity because of this national geographic picture taken by a remote camera a mile or two from the archinacoses' house. wildlife experts finally decided to shoo everybody out after the 11:00 news. hoping p-22 might head back into the hills nearby. which he did. >> when did he leave? how did he leave? >> we don't know how. >> they call them ghost cats. >> right. >> there you go. >> reporter: and though they live in the shadows in much of southern california they're never far away. a trail camera caught this one a stone's throw from the rooftops of suburbia. >> these animals do their best
to, you know, stay elusive and away from us. even us researchers who follow them almost daily, we hardly ever see them. >> jeff sikic is a park service biologist, an expert on big cats who holds something of a record. he's seen and captured p-22 four times now. this time he corners the animal and hits him with a tranquilizer dart. quickly it knocks p-22 out, with his eyes still open. the batteries on his gps collar were running low. replacing them gives sikic and his crew a chance for a checkup. p-22 is healthy. weighing in at 125 pounds. from experience, sikic knows that when the animal comes to it's no threat. the instinct to get away from people kicks in.
sure enough, a groggy p-22 wakes up and stumbles back into the shadows. >> here's the past eight months of where p-22 has traveled. >> reporter: the gps signals from their collars tell sikic and his colleague seth riley where the animals roam. p-22 wanders the hills of griffith park, a small enclave in los angeles frequented by hikers and visitors to the park's famed observatory. >> we haven't, knock on wood, had any major conflicts with him and people, and it shows that even a large carnivore like a mountain lion can live right among people for many years. >> reporter: they think p-22 migrated east across the santa monica mountains for 20 miles or so. perhaps chased out by a bigger male. he somehow crossed the 405 freeway, one of the world's busiest, worked his way through
bel air and beverly hills, and somewhere near the hollywood bowl amphitheater crossed a second busy freeway, the 101, to griffith park. >> p-22 had it great, no competition, no other adult males in griffith park, seemed to be plenty of prey for him. >> reporter: he's been in griffith park for three years now. all alone, loking for love in all the wrong places. >> yeah, you know, still hang out there, which is pretty surprising. i would have bet he would have left looking for a potential mate. >> reporter: if the mating urge overwhelms him, he could take his chances crossing the freeways again to find a female. a very risky business. why not move him? >> usually it doesn't work moving lions. we'd just be moving this animal, this adult male, into another adult male's territory, and that
usually results in the death of one of them. >> reporter: and in the verdugo mountains a small range overlooking the san fernando valley, there's another lonely lion. >> i never thought one would actually come through our back yard. and he was right next to our bedroom window. and then he'd continue up this way. >> reporter: nancy vandermay and eric barkolo moved here to be close to wildlife and got their wish in the form of a mountain lion named p-41, who seems to love their back yard deck. he's right out here where we are? >> exactly where we are. >> reporter: he has come to visit at least ten times. triggering security cameras taking both video and still pictures. the area is called cougar canyon. what else? >> here he is just literally made a loop around our house for some reason. >> yeah. >> reporter: like proud parents with baby pictures they show off
their video scrapbook. >> and let me point out how his paws are on the wood and not on the gravel so he can make as little noise as possible. >> wow. >> they want to be silent at all times. >> reporter: camera technology has revolutionized the way mountain lions and other wild animals are studied. joanna turner is a sound effects editor for universal studios. on her own time she's one of several citizen scientists, as they're called, who put remote cameras up in the wild hoping to get that perfect shot. >> there he is. oh, come on, buddy. >> how do you know where to look? >> we look for tracks and we look for signs of them and we look for deer because that's their food source. >> reporter: to lure the lions into camera range she'll sprinkle catnip, vanilla extract, even men's cologne on a branch, and just like house cats they love it. the holy grail is a shot like this one of p-41.
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after neighboring new york, pennsylvania and maryland let casinos open there. and it's hurting the bottom line. new jersey's casino tax revenues are half what they were ten years ago. meaning less money for senior citizens, the disabled, and economic revitalization programs. while new york's quadrupled, sending a windfall to education. delaware's general fund took a hit as maryland hit the jackpot. with five casinos since 2009 is & a sixth, the mgm at national harbor, opening december 8th. >> basically kind of an arms race. >> reporter: alex bumoginy is an analyst at fitz ratings. even though commercial casino revenue nationwide is up 48% since 2001 to more than $40 billion nationwide, bumoginy says the casino industry is now extremely saturated. >> fortunately, most states at this point already have gaming and have a limited amount of licenses to issue. so we're getting to the point where future development is very limited. >> does that worry you? >> it doesn't worry me for the
ones we're involved in. >> you think you're immune. >> i think we're immune in the locations we've picked. >> reorter: david cordish now has plans for a new live casino in philadelphia. his fifth casino. convinced he's on a roll. do you think there are too many casinos opening? >> actually, no, i don't. i don't feel like there's too many casinos. >> why not? because you want choice? >> yes. most definitely. >> reporter: andrea hanks came from her fiance 2 1/2 hours north from richmond, virginia to give maryland live a spin. as did betsy bane. she's a shrewd shopper at the slots and vows to check out mgm's brand new mega casino when it opens in national harbor. she told us she'll keep sampling. >> you can try another one. >> so you don't have a loyalty
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the holiday shopping season is in full swing, and a lot of people are determined to avoid the malls at all costs. but if you're one of the millions who shop online with your smartphone, you could be putting your personal information at risk. a lot of those phone apps are fake. anna werner has the details. >> i would say for most of my purchases i do use my iphone. >> reporter: nicole barker likes shopping through her apps but didn't realize they could put her identity at risk. >> it's really scary. you trust those brands when you see them and you just accept or trust that that's who you think you're dealing with. >> reporter: but a company that creates many of those apps for major retailers found some shopping apps for names like dillard's, payless, even christian dior and jimmy choo, weren't real. >> we found there were hundreds of fake apps. hundreds. >> reporter: chris mason from branding brand. >> if you take those apps down
and you get rid of that provider, you'll find them show up in a different form of a new name, new credentials. for every one you take down there's two that come up. >> it's collecting a lot of data. >> reporter: gary milevsky with cyber security firm snoop wall says it's all about criminals getting hold of your private information. >> some of these apps, these counterfeit apps, are so good they give you a complete shopping cart experience. everything through the "congratulations, here's your order number, it's on its way." and then you never get the goods. >> reporter: but he points to something even more disturbing, with super popular emoji keyboard apps. these keyboards replace the one on your phone giving you an endless supply of emoticons for every occasion. but he says many can also gain access to your contacts, text messages, possibly even passwords and send your private information overseas. >> these are all developed by employees of companies in china. >> so what do you think somebody in china is doing with all that information?
>> some think that the chinese version of the nsa is using these kinds of tools to collect a lot of information on people overseas. and time will tell. >> we don't know, do we? >> we don't know. >> reporter: google told us it scans apps for potentially malicious code as well as spammy developer accounts and they have a separate tool for android devices to verify apps. apple told us they provide notice on all keyboard apps about the fact these apps can have access to what you type. except for passwords, which apple says can only be typed in using the regular keyboard. but milevsky says better to avoid emoji keyboards entirely, especially if they're free. news to nicole barker. >> i do have an emoji keyboard. as do most of my friends. that really gets me scared, makes me realize i probably should take that off my phone. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this friday.
captioning funded by cbs it's friday, december 2nd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ proud to be an american victory lap. president-elect donald trump kicks off his thank you tour with a fiery speech, promising to put america's interests first. and returning home. today, people who escaped the tennessee wildfires will be allowed to go back to their neighborhoods to see what is left. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.