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>> there's a roller kooingtder mall of america. it's not tiny. >> this is ledge ate musment park in middle of mall which for philadelphians they're weird. if they have this in the middle at willow grove twhasz wow get. as media members we are, when the super bowl comes around we're accustomed to hearing miami or new orleans ar arizona on a, something nice and warm and we're got netting that right now. i know eagles fans if they can have a super bowl in qwam it doesn't matter where it would be just as long as they're in a super bowl. >> it's strange because by the way we just noticed a half dozen players or more walk mall here. eagles player jake elliot and hill and matt collins. guys got off the flights and checked into hotel and they're walking a round with cameras
out like hey you need an extra pair of mrovz. we're in a perfect place to do that. i think coaches always talk about focus. >> all you have is a distraction. >> i don't think it's kind of distraction that really draws in grown men. the last time spent this much time in i amal i was 16. that's where you find all the girls. you go out and hang out at the mall your friend the players are just getting in and bunch of them roar around like we are. >> no doubt. theying of getting bearings our first night was saturday night and me and photographer tommy gardner went to have a juicy loosey a minneapolis thing. what is it, it's a burger they
stuffed with cheese. so it was perfect stuffed with khaed ar cheese it was good. they didn't go all in on brea bread. bread was arm, basic. the bread is where it's at. >> minnesota here i can see the beef is good and cheese obviously in that county or country and would you -- >> should i get one. >> you should i definitely recommend you get a squusy lucy. i don't know if you'll run into tom brady or anyone out here. >> we'll see tom providey improving. >> he got twelve stitches out of his happened. that how do you expect the eagles to approach him. >> i talked to brandon graham the other day it before we left and i asked him about how important it is to be as fresh
as they are along the defensive front. he said he never felt better that point in the season and. >> you can tell it's true. >> and they are releaptless. but, what else had you put grant or youry out there looking like are you their backup. derrek barnett the first round pick the rotation will be. >> i think if i'm to look at this game and break it down, i think the strongest individual unit in this game is eagles defensive line when k you can go 7 deep and i expect cet eye lot of havoc. many sea you have to get tom brady off his spot. key for eagles making pressure with four and play cover ramming on the back end and
that's recipe for success for the the bird. on the other happened nick foles? he's kind of odd man out. based on resume he didn't play that way against the vikings. >> what is weird the fist thing you see when you look at mall of america and credentials the blint platter. >> up believable. >> forget about all that meez the man now and he's not going to have to go step for step we tom bride braid why you but he will have to have a performance in between atlanta and minnesota. he can't turn the ball over that much we but how can you be upset. >> coming from oak happened and dallas and mir and everybody is breaking out and it's super bowl.
you have to be thrilled with how he is taken to the starting quarterback spot right now. and i know everyone else is still i would rather have scar son about that no question about that and if you travel to new jersey that is one of the pest. figure it out on the fly. going toe to toe it without history questioned's dinner. that's how they're approaching the new engz land patriots. we have a game to play and game to win. and this is the most popular guy. these two between hod coach and quarterback and every time she's -- it may be deemed another face of debt bone enter. >> they can tell themselves
whatever you want. i'm cool with it let's not act it's not tom brady and bill belichick. >> the final few minutes got game you're looking over there and seen two of the greatest ball times and obviously they he have one five since 2002. and dogs versus dine agentsy. >> i kind of like it. >> ready to go messa around in the mall here. >> we're going to go -- what will we do. there's a roller coaster right there i ned something. >> wol find tea cups that's all. >> we'll be a long workweek. all right. guys, thank you. sixers had the tough task of playing hottest team in mba now. oklahoma city the und thiser went into the contest riding a
7 game winning streak. brett brown congratulated carmello anthony. >> and jojo 27 point and ten boards. later thupd are for four. the ball goes to westbrook. he dlivz squainger there 'fepingd mvp and 120 to 112 the fine mall. >> to college hoops now top ranked villanova at mar keit the last time they -- to the second half of the game. caps sweat by a point. jalen you have is drech you home. he led with 1 point. under gluteen 1st and calves up next. it's deep three november 'lead kept up to three. >> final second of the game
amazon continues the search for a location for its second headquarters. that doesn't mean the first headquarters in seattle its getting the short end of the stick. jamie yuccas took a look. the spheres, three in all reaching 90 feet high. amazon isn't just reshaping the skyline. they're reinventing the idea of office space. >> a place where all employees in the company can come and hang out, get in touch with nature. an amazon rain forest in cold, rainy downtown seattle. the company asked horticulturist, ron gigliano to make it happen. amazon said have free reign, pick whatever you want.
>> oh, hell yeah. >> one of the things i learned here. you can't be afraid to think big. >> reporter: this 62 foot wall its the centerpiece of amazon spheres, made up of 25,000 plants, 200 species from 30 countries. that includes a 55 foot fig free named ruby that could only be brought in by crane. a temporary hole in the roof. there are streams, fish, chocolate plants, vanilla orchids. all designed for employees with high stress jobs to disconnect. do you want people to feel like they're in a tree house? >> yeah, yeah, we want people to walk on this. >> reporter: this is bouncy. >> wait, it's moving. belter put my phone down. >> reporter: amazon pumped $4 billion into this campus, designed for visitors and its rapidly growing seattle base. now, 40,000 workers. one of the complaints you hear is that, amazon came in, and then the prices of everything went through the roof. >> a lot of jobs have been created well beyond the amazon jobs. all the construction jobs that have gone into building this
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steve hartman with the story of a man who whistles while he works to make a better nation. [ whistling ] >> reporter: for many people there is nothing like a good whistle to pass the time. but for 54-year-old chris olman, whistling is hardly a distraction. this four-time international whistling champion is partner in the carlisle group. an investment firm. he has been in washington 30 years. working at the highest levels in both the private and public sectors. and along the way he earned a reputation as perhaps d.c.'s only universally admired whistle blower. >> george w. bush, john kasich, george h.w. bush. >> he has performed for them all. >> supreme court justices. >> to rave reviews. >> people seek it out. to me that kind of, encapsulates the power of the pucker. unfortunately, his whistling hasn't always been use theed in harmony. back in '95, then house majority leader dick armey summoned chris to a tense budget negotiation. he wanted a song. it wasn't come to gather or we can work it out, it was, dixie. and the government shut down shortly after. >> so, you could are gu that these lips shut down the federal government. ha-ha. >> needless to say, chris won't do that again. but 20 years later he is not just not whistling dixie anymore. today, he is using his talents almost exclusively for the most apolitical purpose of all. >> prepare yourself. here we go. >> it just transcends the partisanship of washington. >> virtually every day.
up to eight times a day. chris whistles happy birr day for free tall over d.c. whether they work in cubicle, oval office, democrat or republican. >> happy birthday. >> the whistle helps me get beyond the politics. i am going to love you, honor you. because of you. that is the bottom line. that we have forgot tine love each other and forgot tine respect each other. that is the problem. >> reporter: to that end he wrote a book, encouraging others to find their special gift and use it to change lives. he said what america needs right now isn't a big fix. what it needs is a million small gestures. as we end this week with the government shutdown behind, and other battles looming, it might be wise for our leaders to think of the whistler while they work. [ whistling ] >> reporter: steve hartman on the road in washington. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. the flu epidemic sweeping the nation continues to prove deadly for people of all ages. in west palm beach, florida, an autopsy confirmed that 12-year-old dillon winnick its the latest victim of the virus. nationwide, influenza claimed the lives of at least 37 children. but they're not the only ones at risk. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: concerns about the aggressive flu season are spreading after the deaths of seemingly healthy people, her father says she had just helped
her two children and husband recover from the virus. >> she did obviously have the flu, was struggling taking deep breaths. i never got a chance to talk to her again. >> reporter: the cdc says the flu is more severe sending people to the hospital at a higher rate than any year since 2009. by the end of this season it is predicted 700,000 people will have been hospitalized. 34 million will have contracted the virus. surprisingly the second hardest hit group, babyboomers. doctors like bobby kupur of jackson memorial hospital are urging people not new let their guard down. even though flu season is halfway over. nasty strain of the flu, in a segment of the population that may have not gotten the shot into early what we are seeing. >> that's correct. >> reporter: one reason it is hitting schools and children bring it home. >> reporter: the reports of flu related deaths are enough for those who typically skip the shot to get it. like mitch philpot of texas. >> at home in the bed and bam
they're gone like that. which is, that's scary. >> reporter: to be clear it is not the worst season on record. doctors say there is no reason to panic. the cdc says it is aware supplies of the medicine use theed to fight the virus could be running low in some of the hardest hit areas and is working to get more there. >> president trump goes before a joint session of congress tomorrow night to deliver his first official state of the union address. a center piece is expected to be his plan to overhaul the u.s. immigration system. cbs news chief congressional correspondent, nancy cordes joins me now from washington. so, nancy, the president release aid framework of what he wants on an immigration bill. what's been the congressional reaction to the proposal? >> well he has kind of gotten hit by all sides. which is, interesting given the fact that congress has been pushing him for weeks to lay out
where he stands on this issue. but, his proposal includes a pathway to citizenship. it its not a quick one. it would take, ten years maybe more. for these so-called dreamers, young people who are brought to the country illegally, as children. and that has some conservatives of in arms, they say that amounts to amnesty. they're surprised the white house would formally put that on the table. and then you have democrats who say that pathway is cover for what is otherwise a proposal that would radically change the nation's immigration system. prohibiting, legal immigrants from being able to sponsor a sibling or, or an adult child or a parent, instead they would only be able to bring in a spouse, or -- or a child under the age of 18. so democrats say, a sweeping change like that, that would essentially cut legal immigration in half, doesn't belong in a narrow plan to give legalization and protection to
this dreamer population. but it might be the only thing that would convince conservatives to get behind such a deal. so the politics are, incredibly complicated, and that's what you are going to see, both republicans and democrats, fighting over, both behind closed doors and out in the open. this week. >> and nancy, specifically, i know you have been reporting on a bipartisan group of senators working on a deal that would protect so-called dreamers. stand right now? >> well, you know, it will be influence they had. but what they can try to do is taking place between a group of leaders from the house and senate. are going to be taking that white house proposal, taking the various bills that have been at,
and trying to craft something that can pass. and that means, that they have about house republicans frankly. than, than about senate moderates.ssional correspondent, nanou f having m elaine. watch the president's state of the union address here on cbs. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern. now if congress and the ment on immigration and if it include money for a border wall, the project will still face obstacles. one of them its the strong live along its proposed path.ho like the tohono o'dom tribe. mireya villarreal has the their story. >> reporter: in nogales, arizona the border wall is framed with metal pylons and ends ten miles west of the city. this is the fence? >> this is the fence.
>> reporter: this is a bunch of sticks. >> this is a bunch of old sticks that have been here, for decades. and it continues on. >> reporter: a large portion of the border patrol's territory in southern arizona includes the tohono o'odom reservation as the wall continued to grow closer on both sides of the nation, criminal smugglers have funneled on to sacred land. >> this is the tohono o'odom indian reservation. this is the size of connecticut. >> i read stuff on the amount of illegal smuggling through here, drugs, humans. this is a pretty intense area. >> it is very sparsely populated. so the criminal element tries to exploit the folks. >> reporter: the tohono o'odom nation covers the sonoran desert in arizona, part of the sacred land and people are in mexico. many members believe they've were born to protect this land and have vowed to fight the federal government on building president trump's big, bultful wall. >> at one time we were able to, drive through and walk through.
when there was no border patrol agents. but, that was years ago. >> so you have to go through agents to get to and from your own land? >> right. >> in the interest of homeland security, tohono o'odom leaders say they are willing to work with the federal government. they suggested a virtual fence. many tribe members are skeptical of the federal government and worry they could lose their heritage if the president gets his way. >> we just want to follow our traditional ways. we have a unique culture. we still practice those. [ speaking foreign language ] i said i am o'odom, i follow my o'odom way all for this land. >> reporter: an hour-long look at the controversy, called, "the wall a nation divided." premieres tonight, 8:00 p.m. eastern on our streaming service, cbs. click on cbsnews.com.
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the pennsylvania legislature has just over a wk to redrought boundaries of the state's 18 congressional district. the state supreme court ruled that they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit republicans. mo rocca has a look. >> goofy is over there kicking donald. >> thought goofy was here doing the kicking. you think this is goofy kicking donald. >> reporter: this not a rorschach test and these are not patients. >> those are his ears flapping. >> reporter: the ears are flapping. i get it. they're suburban philadelphia voters who live next door to pennsylvania's seventh
congressional district. nicknamed, goofy kicking donald. for its absurd, well, you can see why. >> wait a minute. would goofy ever kick donald? >> ha-ha. >> i don't think and stay in the disney world. >> reporter: this district is one of the most gerrymandered in america. >> what we are looking at its a disgrace, political disgrace. there is no reason for that kind of gerrymandering. here it is, folks. right in front of you. >> reporter: and welcome to gerrymandering 101. i promise you this won't hurt. much. gerrymandering is the manipulation of voting district lines usually to give one party an advantage over the other. the word comes from massachusetts governor, l. bridge gary who in 1812 signed off on this salamander shaped district, hence the term, gerrymander. which sound a lot better than garymander. there are 435 members in the house of representatives. pennsylvania has a lot of people. so it gets 18 house seats. like so. now some of these shapes, not
just the seventh are pretty wacky. we can agree on that. now i know you are asking why not just lay a nice rectangular grid over pennsylvania. problem solved, right. well you can't do that. because people don't live evenly spread out. you got a lot of people in philly, bunch in pittsburgh. not a lot in place is with no dots. personally i would live in hershey. each district has the to have the same number of people for. that reason and others we will get to later the shapes of districts are almost never going to be perfect squares. but how these shapes got to be so wacky its the issue here. pennsylvania democrats say the republican controlled state house drew these lines or, gerrymandered them, to create as many safe republican seats as possible. last election, republicans won little more than half of the statewide vote. but the lion share of congressional seats. 13 out of 18. thank you for listening and
let's return to our angry voters. >> we are not getting the representation that weep were intended to get. and, the politicians just jiggled it around to meet their need. not our needs. >> they're angry, because the they say their democratic leaning communities, were deliberately kept out of the seventh. and lumped into the heavily republican 16th district. ensuring both went red. >> it causes people i think to wonder -- why should they go out to feet. is my vote going off to count? >> it was done to us personally. and there was no rational justification for that other than blind, naked power. >> i think it is very difficult for us to try to draw the lines. >> both parties are guilty of jerry manned ergsering. >> examples of gerrymandering. >> reporter: both parties have long decried it. >> the fact is that jerry manneders has become a national scandal.
>> it is absolutely essential that we, block the gerrymandering ways of the democratic party. >> reporter: increasingly the discussion around gerrymandering has been about the threat it poses to american democracy itself. few current representatives want to talk about it. as rod blum does. >> we shouldn't have to rig the system in our favor, or the democrats shouldn't have to rig the system in their favor. >> reporter: a tea party republican who represents iowa's first. a democratic leaning district. blum says he can't afford to ignore any constituents. >> with gerrymandering, the politician knows that they can be extreme right or extreme left and get re-elected. if the district was like mine, split evenly you are looking at every bill. what does a republican think of this. democrat thing of this. in penned enlt think of it. rancheros his is not a typical district.
nationwide, gerrymandering is one reason that the number of competitive congressional seats, those where both parties have a good shot at winning, has plunged over the past 20 years, from 164 to just 72. now keep an eye on pennsylvania seventh. those district lines we hatch been talking about are redrawn every ten years right after the census. usually by the state legislature. in a process, redistricting. get a load of how the 7th changed over the years. few know this process better than kim brace. for more than 40 years he has been hired, mostly by democrats to help draw congressional districts. he was the only map maker we identified that was willing to talk to us on camera. >> you have a lot of power in your pen? >> that's true. it's not your pen. it is now a mouse. >> okay. mouse.
>> it's a mouse. >> reporter: and armed with mountains of voter data. it's become more science than art. theoretically you could say, 5300 block of river road is a lot more democratic now. let's cut that out when weep draw the map. >> sure, possible. that's possible. >> but brace says there are a lot of factors that have to be kidded. for instance, districts have to be contiguous. communities of interest should be kept together. and, how about this one -- >> incumbent request and protection something the court recognized is a fact of redistricting life. >> incumbent protection. like their spotted owls. >> or something along that line. >> yes. >> but this was precisely the rationale back in 2001 when to protect the seat of illinois
democrat, bobby rush, kim brace cut out this residential block, home to a young primary challenger named barack obama. >> you gerrymandered the future president of the united states out of a congressional district. >> right. >> so, he then went for u.s. senate. and used that elevation to then become president. >> not even a president could do what you did? >> probably not. i guess. >> the general perception it seems not just from democrats from a lot of republican whose want limits on gerrymandering, its that gerrymandering is bad for democracy. >> it's not always the case. but, one person's gerrymander is another one's beautiful art creation. >> there may be no better example of this than brace's most famous or infamous creation. illinois' fourth. better known as the ear muches. it was drawn to comply with the voting rights act which mandates that racial minorities be able to elect one of their own.
and so he connected two latino neighborhood on chicago's west side, by this narrow highway corridor. so, we're in the 4th right now. >> correct. >> but you say over here i am in the illinois 7th. and now, i'm in the ill now 4th. now, i'm in the illinois 5th. so, three different districts right there. >> right there. >> amazing. >> that is amazing. >> reporter: back in the 1990s racial gerrymandering dominated the discussion. then in 2010, the gop launch an am besh us campaign to within control of state governments. and redraw the lines in their favor. they succeeded in a big way. >> it was a sea change. we have now seen, congress, being in control by the republicans for this entire decade. >> while republican house candidates won about half of the nationwide vote in 2016. they took 55% of the seats.
241 to the democart's 194. but, and this is important. even if lines were not being drawn to favor republicans, democrats would be at something of disadvantage says stanfrd political scientist, jonathan rodin. that's because of where they live. >> democrats have been clustered in cities in the industrialized states ever since newt deal. ever since fdr. cities have become more democratic. rural areas more republican. >> rodin studies how increasingly republicans are spread across rural areas and democrats packed into urban areas. kid the influence on a state like missouri. >> democrats are highly concentrated in st. louis and kansas city. the elections are close. a place that democrats can win statewide.
the best they can hope for in an eight seat delegation is three seats. the current outcome is two. >> is the issue gerrymandering or geography. >> geography and gerrymandering. and, in order to understand the outcomes we have to understand how they react. >> but it is gerrymandering that is before the u.s. supreme court right now. a ruling is expected this spring. iowa's rod blum is welling to risk any advantage gerrymandering currently gives his party. >> if putting curbs on partisan gerrymandering meant ceding control to the house to the democrats how would you feel? >> i'm okay. need to recruit. get out there. do a good job of governing. and sell our message to the voters. >> losing an election. and i think the opposite. if you lose an election. it is okay. it's the way our government is set up. not to have the people be here, 30, 40, 50 years. >> as for our voters in pennsylvania, for them, a decision can't come soon enough. >> everyone wants to be treated fairly. gerrymandering isn't fair. it's cheating. it is taking our votes and put them where they went make a difference. with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day.
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two sensations. one great way to discover new feelings together. the recent california wildfires were the worst in state's recorded history. when the smoke cleared, dedicated humans took it upon themselves to help injured animals get back on their feet. here is jamie yuccas. >> reporter: the largest wildfire in california's history threatened not only humans but also wildlife. desperate to escape the flames. the thomas fire proved too much for two female bears. one of them pregnant. and a five-month-old mountain
lion. all suffered severe burns to their paws. uc davis veterinarian, jamie peyton. >> getting them back to the wild vital. we don't want them to get used to being around people. vets turned to all tornado tich method. attached fish skins with high levels of collagen to their paws. and then wrapped them in rice paper and corn husks. it is the first time the procedure had been performed in the u.s. but it now gives hope to future burn victims. the bears also received acupuncture. chiropractic care, and laser therapy. while the lion kept eating the fish skin off its paws, the treatments were enough to get the bears back on their feet. in just a matter of weeks. and into the wild. california fish and wildlife build them new dens to replace the ones lost in the fire. a happy ending to a bear's tale. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> the "overnight news" will be right back.
we end the half-hour with the return of a hollywood legend. not seen in half a century. mark strassmann cuts right to the chase. >> reporter: the hollywood car chase was born during this thrill ride. on the streets of san francisco. in the 1968 classic "bullet." steve mcqueen chased the bad guys almost ten minutes on screen. man and mustang. steve mcqueen and his classic pony car. the epitome of cool. even faster than mcqueen's car, its disappearance after the
movie. until now. it was never meant to bea secret. it was just our car. >> robbie and her son sean shared the family secret. in 1974, robbie's late husband robert saw this ad. the bullet mustang list ford sale in "road & track" magazine. he bought it for $6,000. >> it was unbelievable. i mean we had seen the movie. then to see the car. >> reporter: it still has the the movie camera mounts, a huge hole, cut in the trunk for the smoke machine and the horsepower engine. at one point, steve mcqueen tracked them down and asked to buy back what he called "my car." >> it was part of our family at that point. it had too many memories. >> you weren't giving it up? >> no. >> reporter: the family retired their car in 1980. they garaged it out of sight. >> this is the most personal thing that we have. >> reporter: sean restored it, top to bottom. a tribute to more than steve mcqueen. >> i see the car, i see my father. >> reporter: they were ready to let everyone see the car too.
and turned to ford's chief mustang designer, daryl beamer, for help. >> the best part in my mind. >> beamer still admires the movie star he fell in love with as a teenager, "the bullet mustang." at the car maker's auto show earlier this month it unveiled the original bullet car restored to its faded glory. >> i was emotional seeing it go. like a family member leaving the house. >> to see it in real life and site in its unrestored authentic condition was just phenomenal. >> reporter: star power has staying power. just like old school cool. mark strassmann, cbs news, dearborn, michigan. that's the "overnight news" for monday. for some of you the news continues. for others ceck back later for the morning news and krs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
keir na . it's monday, january 29th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." >> and the grammy goes to. that's what i like. >> 24 carat magic. bruno mars. >> 24 carat magic, bruno mars. >> bruno mars sweeps the grammys and women at the awards show make a social statement. president trump prepares for his first state of the union address and he opens up in a wide ranging interview. a shoin