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of americans believe the economy is in good shape, and that is the highest since before the great recession. the dow gained 34 points today to close at 20,810. the tenth straight record high. the first time that has happened in decades. jim axelrod is here with us tonight to tell us more about what many people are calling "the trump rally." >> reporter: well, scott, the dow just barely made it, but it managed to scratch out a slight gain today to run its streak of record highs to 10. now, the markets have been on a roll since election day, up more than 13% in the last 107 days. but never mind that, try this-- this is the longest run since 1987 of consecutive trading days that we have seen. >> pelley: and why is that? >> reporter: well, there are a number of reasons, scott. you have to understand that industrial companies are expecting an increase in infrastructure spending, as we saw today when the president met with manufacturing executives to discuss jobs. now, the president has signaled he will push for an infrastructure spending bill, and, of course, everyone likes the signals on corporate tax reforms and regulation rollbacks. and while some pullback could be reasonably expected in the
market, for a market that was at 18,200 on november 8, 21,000 may soon be coming into sight, even though the market has priced in some of this on speculation as opposed to anything congress has done by way of passing tax reform. >> pelley: as it always does. jim axelrod, thanks very much. well, the cheers of wall street fade outside the cities. business is usually tough for the american farmer, but david begnaud has found that right now, it's an even harder row to hoe. >> reporter: in america's heartland, the american dream is in crisis. just ask don teske. >> and people are going broke right and left. >> reporter: teske is a fifth generation farmer in wheaton, kansas, who at 62 years old, says he's barely breaking even. >> corn sold for $8 a few years ago. i sold my corn this year for $2.87. and that don't pay the bills. >> reporter: teske says an increase in worldwide production is contributing to a multi-year decline in prices for key commodities, like corn and wheat. all the while, the cost of operating a farm is steadily increasing. the department of agriculture predicts farmers' incomes will drop an additional 9% this year, extending the worst slide in generations. as a result, more farm operations are expected to close on top of the almost 140,000 that have closed or consolidated in the last nine years. >> it's one of our hay meadows,
it's owned by my grandma. >> reporter: in pottawatomie county, kansas, 34-year-old matt and his younger brother, tim, are also fifth generation farmers. >> you have guys my age that are trying to raise a family, trying to farm, and having to work in town, just to produce cheap food for the country. it's a crisis. >> reporter: they say they spent $34,000 last year farming wheat and other crops, but they only brought in $35,000. so they may have found a solution. they now sell cattle and cut out the middle man. when these cattle go to slaughter they might make $1,000 a head, but if they slaughter, process, and sell directly to the consumer themselves, each head would be worth $2,100. with an uncertain future, those like don teske can only hope the family farm will survive. >> we're going to lose another generation of farmers through this, and that's sad.
>> reporter: david begnaud, cbs news, pottawatomie county, kansas. >> pelley: tonight, iraqi forces are holding the runway at the mosul airport. it is a major advance in the liberation of iraq's second largest city from the grip of isis. david martin is in iraq tonight with a rare look at how u.s. forces are helping. >> reporter: after suffering 500 killed and 3,000 wounded in liberating the eastern half of mosul from isis, iraqi forces met only light resistance as they advanced through the outskirts of west mosul. despite the early success, the iraqis are expecting west mosul to be an even tougher fight once they enter the city. american advisers are with them. general joseph votel, commander of u.s. forces in the middle east, told his troops, "this is the iraqis' fight." >> would it go faster if we did it ourselves? well, it might. but i'm pretty convinced the way we are approaching this, this campaign this time, working through our partners, is kind of the right way of doing it. they own this. we are helping them-- helping
them to fight, but we're not doing the fighting for them. >> reporter: votel was at an airbase whose location we are not allowed to name for security reasons. the aircraft here and at other bases which ring iraq and syria are, dropping a slow, steady rain of bombs on isis. these are 2,000-pound bombs, and over here are 500-pound bombs about to be loaded on an f-15 aircraft. fired by these rocket launchers, which the army calls "himars." accurate up to nine feet. do you know what your success rate is? >> the himars, it does not miss, sir. we tell it what to shoot, it will hit that target. >> reporter: with all that firepower, it's only a matter of time between mosul and raqqa are liberated. but that's been the history of u.s. military operations since 9/11-- win all the battles without ever winning the war
against terrorism. scott. >> pelley: david martin on the battlefield. david, thank you. we have an update now on dr. jon lapook's "60 minutes" story about the sports medicine doctor charged with sexually assaulting nine women gymnasts. today in michigan, larry nassar pleaded not guilty to 22 criminal counts. dozens of former athletes are suing him in civil court.
>> pelley: there was a break today in a cold case in georgia. 33-year-old ryan alexander duke was arrested and charged with murder after investigators received a tip linking him to a former high school teacher and beauty queen, tara grinstead. duke was a student at the school where grinstead taught. she disappeared 11 years ago. her remains have never been found. police in indiana hope a mysterious recording will lead them to the killer of two young hikers. don dahler is there. >> reporter: on this abandoned railroad trestle, a 14-year-old girl may have recorded the voice of her killer. >> down the hill. down the hill. >> reporter: liberty german and her 13-year-old friend abigail williams were hiking on february 13, when police say german
captured images of this man, and also made a longer recording of their encounter. police haven't said if the voice recording is of the same man. indiana state police sergeant tony slocum: >> this young lady is a hero. there's no doubt. to have enough presence of mind to activate the video system on her cell phone, to record what we believe is-- is criminal behavior that is about to occur. >> reporter: over 100 local, state, and federal agents are working the case, including carol county sheriff tobe leazenby, who has been with the department for 30 years. he's counting on the public to recognize the suspect soon.% >> we're hoping that someone out there will say, "oh, my goodness. that's-- you know-- that's a cousin. that's an uncle. that's the guy next door." >> reporter: but despite the fact that delphi is a small community, no one has yet come forward. >> it's surprising and also frustration as well. >> reporter: reward money for the case has reached $50,000 and
climbing. you have had some of the people who live here express fear. >> yes. >> reporter: and i imagine they're hurting. >> yes. >> reporter: what do you tell them? >> the bottom line, that i've been sharing all week, is we will get this, and we will find who is responsible. >> reporter: authorities have not released the full video that liberty german shot while she was here, nor anything else that was on her cell phone, because they're holding that back for eventual prosecution. but, scott, even with just those still frames and that small audio clip, they've already received 1,900 tips. >> pelley: don dahler, thanks. and we'll be right back.
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responded, "you fight fire with water." alan colmes was 66. in syracuse, new york, march madness came early as john gillon heaved a desperation bomb last night at the buzzer. >> gillon! >> pelley: the fans stormed the court. the win over duke gives syracuse a shot at making the big tournament next month. duke is all but guaranteed a spot. up next, how a photographer scored the biggest job of a lifetime.
>> pelley: we end tonight with a view of america through the lens of a trailblazing photographer. michelle miller has his pictures and his story. >> i love you, man. >> i love you, too. >> wonderful! >> reporter: at a recent book signing in harlem, the personal vision of 80-year-old photographer adger cowans was on full display. >> i never had a book of my work before. >> reporter: for cowans it started in rural ohio, growing up in the midst of the great depression. in 1958, he became one of the first african americans to earn a degree in photography from ohio state. he decided to write a letter to the only black photographer he'd ever heard of, gordon parks, whose images of the jim crow south made him world famous. >> he said, "you can live here with me and my family and you can work with me at 'life' magazine." >> reporter: he would work with parks for two years before pointing his own lens at everyday life.
cowans said it took more emotion than skill. >> i feel. that's what i do, when i take a picture, i feel it. when you get that rush or you get that feeling inside, i know i have it. i felt it. >> reporter: by the mid-'60s, he was capturing celebrities like dizzy gillespie, sammy davis, sarah vaughn, and mick jagger. >> take it easy! >> reporter: but it would be on movie sets like "on golden pond" where cowans would make history, becoming the first african american hollywood still photographer. what reaction did you get? >> first of all, when they saw me, they assumed that i was there to deliver something. ( laughs ) "what's this black guy doing here? there's nobody else black on the set." >> reporter: he has worked on more than 30 films, and even at 80, he's still expanding his craft.
what does your huge book of talent say about you and what you've meant? >> i don't think like that. spirit touches me, and something comes out. it belongs to the world. it doesn't belong to me. >> okay, man. >> reporter: and now everyone can have their own copy. >> how do you spell that? >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs overnight news." from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm scott pelley.
this is the "cbs overnight news." news. more republican law makers are feeling heat from angry and worried voters across the country at packed town halls. members of congress are on recess in their home district but for many it certainly hasn't felt like a break. tha they're demanding answers about president trump's policies and president trump himself.
>> i want to know my president isn't owned by the russian oligarchy. >> i would like to know what you plan to do when he makes delusional statements. >> i believe the president has not spokeen the truth. i will indicate my point of view. >> reporter: the question for republicans, how strongly to defend the president when they're already dealing with democratic anger over plans to repeal obamacare. >> come on out. >> protesters gathered outside congressman reichart's state office today. >> you work for us. >> and laid into arkansas senator, tom cotton last night. >> my husband has dementia alzheimer's and multiple other things and you want to stand
there with him at home and expect us to be calm, cool, and collective. well, what kind of insurance do you have? >> reporter: but the uprisings from coast to coast have not suede republicans like cotton or gaetz. when it comes to a top gop priority. >> i will fight with every fiber of my being to repeal obamacare. >> reporter: president trump also faces protests overhis decisions to reverse guidelines about transgender stud pts and bathrooms. >> this sd zioned to take the topic out and put it in hands of states. critics say this could open the door to discrimination and possibly bullying. >> reporter: protesters formed
outside the white house last night as ending of protections put president trump front and center. "policies should be decided at the state level." >> this is not something the federal government should be involved in. >> reporter: the move wiped out the obamaed a min specifies -- those cool schools that didn't come ply lost their funding. >> we should try to protect these kids so they're not in a vulnerable position. >> reporter: he says his justice department has a duty to enforce the law. it gained 245gzal prominence restricting access to certain government owned build shz in. then candidate trump initially
criticized their move. >> there have been very few complaints -- >> and if caitlyn jennerer were to walk in to trump tower, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses? >> that is correct. >> reporter: he said later that night that it's up to the person. >> she said education secretary betsy devos is 100% in line with this. students should have the freed toom live and thrive. this is a moral obgashz. no individual, school, district or state can advocate. the fbi is looking into the murder of two teen age girls in indiana. they believe a chilling oughtio
could lead them to the killer. the girls were last seen alive on this abandoned trail. and now investigators don't want to be any closer. they're pleading for more tips. listen to this voice. police think it belonged to a killer. the looped audio is shot by 14-year-old urf. willcomes. a 14-year-old who had the present of mind who squk actually record evidence we're using now.
these are also from jourmen's home. y we don't know if that's the same person. and if you're watching, we'll find you. >> about 20 fbi agents are working to solve dh the case. director comey hifl himself who may have been behaving okay. have they followed this with a sense that is not normal. when the girls failed to return ux the residents of about 3,000, launched a 1u6r7. their bodies were found the next day on frooird owned by ron logan. german's grandmother said she had had sthoo.
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it's friday, february 24th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." >> how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed it and the transition. i's always wrong. >> blasts the media as the opposition party. hours from now, his boss takes the stage. organizers stage their own event after lawmakers across the country opt out of town hall meetings, citing safety concerns. >> it's a cop out. do