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donald trump took his campaign to a battleground state as he reconsiders his immigration policy. here is major garrett. >> donald trump met with akron area law enforcement as part of a brief swing through ohio. trump's primary season, law and order pledge to deport estimated 11 million undock tmted immigrants is now under review. even as trump denied a general >> no i am not flip-flopping. we want to come up with a really fair but firm answer. >> trump met with supporter filled hispanic advisory council saturday, a topic, alternatives to mass deportations. something trump called for repeatedly. >> 11 million, 12 million immigrants. >> whatever the number is. >> still in the country. what do you do? >> if they have done well they're going out and coming back in legally. >> you are rounding them up. >> rounding them up in a very humane way, nice way.
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was interested in something less than full deportation. a touch become to create a path to legalization. >> people don't necessarily go back to their country of origin, but will go back to their embassies or counsulates do a touchback and become documented. >> new campaign manager, kellyanne conway emphasized fairness over firmness. >> he wants a fair humane way to deal with 11 million who live among us. at the same time. secure the border, build the wall, and be fair to american workers who feel like they're competing for these jobs now. >> reporter: this idea of touchback immigration first surfaced in 2007 congressional debate over comprehensive reform. maurice, back then. immigrants would have had to return to their home country, a position far tougher than the one trump is looking at now. and one conservatives then, branded amnesty. >> major garrett with the trump campaign in akron, ohio tonight. syria's civil war appears to
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phase as the the assad regime forces battle kurdish troops, u.s. partners for control of hasaka in the northeast. holly williams reports the u.s. may be drawn into this battle. >> reporter: a new front has opened as syrian regime planes bomb kurdish fighters. and the two sides battle street to street on the ground. the kurdish group is backed by the u.s. in the fight against isis. and american special forces operate in the region. so the u.s. scrambled fighter jets to protect them. but that risks a direct clash in the air with the syrian regime.
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five years into syria's civil war, this multisided conflict is more chaotic than ever. it is also again spilling into neighboring countries. like turkey where on saturday. a suicide bomber targeted a wedding party. killing more than 50. including at least 22 children. turkey initially suspected isis. the prime minister said it could have been another group. the u.s. and kurdish allies have made progress against isis. killing thousand of fighters, and clawing back territory. even if isis loses all its territory in syria that won't end the civil war. the syrian regime is thought to have killed far more people than isis. and is now backed by fire power from its ally russia. ensuring it will keep bombing its own people.
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secretary of state, john kerry said today, that talks with russia on possible military cooperation in syria, are drawing to a close. but maurice many are skeptical about moscow's intentions. because its goal appears to be to prop up the syrian regime. >> holly williams in istanbul tonight. holly, thank you. it was another violent weekend in chicago. 57 shootings. more than one an hour. dean reynolds now on a new strategy to try to stop the violence. >> reporter: with murders this year up 50% over last year. >> shots fired. >> with increasing number of children counted as collateral damage. the chicago police are now launching precision raids, to sweep up repeat offenders who they say are responsible for much of the bloodshed. tony riccio is chief of the organized crime unit. >> out route we took is attacking them through the sale
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gangs, funds the operation. it provides them with money to buy the guns. that are used, to shoot at rival gang members. and in some cases now as we have seen to shoot at police officers. >> 61 of the 101 people arrested early friday were documented gang members. the police said. and superintendent eddie johnson says in all, there are about 1400 repeat offenders driving the violence. >> these are people that are choosing the lifestyle. half of those people. our crime, gun violence would be in the city of chicago. until we let them know that we are serious about it. they're going to continue to do what nay do. >> but even with this new dragnet strategy, the mayhem continued this past weekend. a 14-year-old boy, malik cozi among the eight killed. an 8 year girl among 49 wounded. shot at a vigil for the 14-year-old. >> the kids don't stand a chance. >> ashake banks took jamia to the hospital.
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7-year-old daughter heaven was shot to death while she sold candy on a sidewalk. >> i had to relive that all over again. i've just couldn't see another baby losing their life. i am so sick of it. >> this more aggressive police strategy has been going on since memorial day. have been taken off the streets. maurice as this past weekend shows, the results so far are mixed. >> dean reynolds in chicago. tonight. coming up next, some scientists believe the best way to fight wildfires is to let them burn. and, ryan lochte was not robbed. but he just lost a ton of endorsement money. ugh, this pimple's gonna last forever. oh come on. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin in as little as 12 hours. and acne won't last forever. just like your mom won't walk in on you forever.
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inier dishes. dozens of wildfires are burning in the west tonight. threok spokane, washington. at least 1 home have been destroyed there as the fires continue to grow. and more than 100 homes burned in the blue cut fire in southern california. tonight that fire is nearly 90% contained. evacuation orders have been lifted.
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get worse. despite the heroic efforts of firefighters. are we taking the wrong approach? carter evans spent time in a lab where they study this. >> reporter: in this especially designed burn chamber. researchers are dissecting a wildfire. by measuring how fast pine needles burn. >> it doesn't require flame to ignite. >> no, hot air. >> huh a fire can propel without wind. >> so the troughs, those dips, are actually where the fire is advancing. >> right. that's right. >> mark phinney, a scientist at u.s. forest service fire lab in missoula. an expression. it spreads like wildfires. we don't know how wildfires spread. >> reporter: the forest service spent $1.7 billion fighting fires that burned a record 10.1 million acres last year. but phinney's research shows, putting out every fire is not working. >> are we making it worse? >> we are making it worse. fighting these fires, we
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suppress, them the worse they get. under normal conditions fires thin out forests. by constantly putting them out. more unburned brush is left for the next fire. phinney says firefighters should be intentionally setting more so-called prescribed fires to burn off excess vegetation or simply let some natural fires burn. in a statement to cbs news, the forest service says, it agrees thatag are important tools but our capacity to complete this work is restricted by the budget which is allocated by congress. the agency also says there are liability, use with state and local governments as more developers push to build homes closer to fire prone areas. >> fire is inevitable. if we convince ourselves it is not we have a repeat every single year of the same situation. >> reporter: for now scientists hope that by setting these controlled fires in the lab,
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sportsmanship award. abbey d'agostino and nikki hamblin collided and fell. d'agostino helped hamblin to her feet. and both finished. grimtion awith torn knee ligaments. a legendary musician died, toots, thieleman turned the harmonica into a jazz instrument. he was searching for a place between a smile and a tear. thieleman can be heard on sound track, commercials and the original theme song for "sesame street." ? ? toots thieleman died today in belgium. he was 94. coming up next.
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we end tonight in new york city. the first capital of the united states. called by many the modern day capital of world where past and present co-exist side by side. relic of the past still thriving. in midtown manhattan squeezed between the skyscrapers on east 59th street is a six-story literary oasis. the argosy bookstore in business 91 years now is run by three sisters. >> this is -- >> "moby dick."
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in charge of first editions. the middle sister. >> this is an act of congress signed by thomas jefferson. >> reporter: runs the autographs department. >> early manhattan. >> reporter: and the youngest presides over the map and art gallery. >> it has no central park. all in their 70s now the three sisters have run argosy since their father died in 1991. >> reporter: a lot of people must come into this shop and wonder why you are still here? >> every day. >> especially real estate brokers. >> we're here because we own the building. otherwise we would have had to go out of business long ago. >> reporter: louis cohen opened the store in 1925. he and his wife ruth who also worked at argosy passed on their love of books to their three girls.
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have their battles. >> we do that off premesis. here we have a common goal. >> reporter: the internet now brings in orders from around the world. but the store itself isn't as bustling as it used to be. even at the bargain bin. how often do you get offers to sell? >> 100 times a year. >> 100 times a year. >> three calls last week. >> you did? >> the sisters have already planned for their succession. judith's son, ben lowery will make sure this bookstore won't budge. >> do you feel look you are protecting something now? >> yes. >> what is that? >> books. >> books are in danger. >> reporter: to louis cohen's daughters it's not the real estate that has the the most value it's the collection that it houses. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. and that they the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm jericka duncan. president obama will get a firsthand look at the devastation in louisiana today when he visits flood ravaged baton rouge. a week after torrential rain closed. thousand of residents remain in shelters. and 60,000 homes are either damaged or destroyed. the president has faced criticism for not visiting the disaster zone sooner. manuel bojorquez is there. >> take a look around here. this is all debris. things ruined by the floodwaters now. tossed out on to the street. and this entire city block is lined with them. the historic antiques district
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part of its history. and people nearby have lost their homes. across southern louisiana, roads are lined with debris. as the the scope from the catastrophic flooding becomes more clear. each day. >> master bedroom here. >> water destroyed most of kathy edmondson's home of nearly 30 years. kathy what have you lost here? >> virtually everything. virtually everything. >> reporter: the number of damaged homes jumped to more businesses are also feeling the brunt of this disaster. this has got to be so hard to see. >> this is pretty much -- our building right here. what you are looking at. >> alvin watt's business like many others in historic antiques district of denim springs is in shambles. he managed to clean up with little help. >> we are doing it ourselves. we don't have no fema, government, no nothing. we are doing this ourselves. we are going to get this
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fine. if they don't. we are going to put this back on the map. >> reporter: the historic flooding has forced more than 106,000 people to register for fema assistance. a one-week total the agency hasn't seen since superstorm sandy. fema representatives tell us some places are unreachable and active in all 20 hard hit parishes. >> we did have teams on the ground as the waters were rising. we hte want to be here for survivors. that's our goal. >> already. more than 36 million dollars in federal assistance has been approved for this area. but this morning, 3,000 people remain in shelters. miami mayor phillip levine asking for federal help to squash the zika virus in its track. five cases reported in two miami communities. they're the first known cases of
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return to school. and some of their parents are very concerned. david begnaud reports. >> health officials have told parents you have to have your kids put on bug spray at home. can't do it al school, another kid in your kid's class may have an allergy. idea is put it on at home. come ready. it is supposed to be effective for the entire school day. it is expected to be nearly 90 degrees in miami beach today. >> see if this one is good. >> adam carp, a high school freshman will be dressed for much cooler weather. >> long sleeve. pants and -- and a long shirt. >> sunday, adam and mom carol, an eye doctor picked up free protective uniforms. offered by the school district which has been warning parents to take precautions. >> we have lots of phone calls and reminding us about insect repellent. water. safety. and you know getting rid of standing water.
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superintendent, alberto carvallo made it a point to dress the part wearing long sleeves and pants. >> better safe than sorry. i know we are trading off comfort for protection. i think that is a fair deal. >> remember not to spray the face. >> two public schools in the new zika zone which covers nearly 1.5 square miles of miami beach. precautions are also being taken at a third school just a few blocks outside the zone. officials across miami-dade county accused florida's communication. >> when did you find out there were cases in miami beach? >> found out at 12:00 when the governor gave his press interview. >> didn't get a heads up? >> zero. suspicion your office is trying to downplay the zika threat. i wanted to give an opportunity to respond. >> if you look at what the department of health its putting out. what our office is putting out. we will put out accurate information. >> head of the national institutes of health.
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years. new clusters to pop up along the gulf coast. in texas, and louisiana. >> our chief medical correspondent, dr. jon lapook discussed the latest zika outbreak with dr. tom frieden head of the centers for disease control. >> are conditions on miami beach, different. harder than in wynwood. >> miami beach a challenging area. high rise buildings means you can't apply aerial spraying in the same way. also, the windy conditions make it harder to apply some of the on the other hand you have more cement, pools that are chlorinated. >> as cdc director, what keeps you up about the whole zika outbreak. >> i worry it will be difficult to stop transmission once it started around the u.s. deeply concerned about puerto rico. concerned we won't have the
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ways to find the virus and better ways to get rid of the mosquito. >> the olympic games in rio are over. the athletes are finally headed home. the u.s. team dominated with 12 121 medals. >> reporter: the american women are taking home 61 medals from rio. last night not about gold, silver or bronze. it was about rio's chance to say good-bye. >> one more spectacular image from the rio games. >> reporter: even under a house to throw a party. the elaborate performance inside maracana stadium was rio's sigh of relief after years of turmoil surrounding its hosting of the olympics. >> with the snap! >> earlier in the day, the americans put an exclamation point on their games with a slam dunk gold medal performance on the basketball court. it was a record summer for team usa. michael phelps and katie ledecky
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33 medals in the pool. track & field team took home 32. in the gym, simone biles led the gymnastics squad with 12. >> we did have the one regretful incident with our swimmers. >> reporter: but the u.s. team is still dealing with a post-rio hangover. >> if i didn't overexaggerate the story and if i told the entire story, none of this would have happened. >> in an interview with brazilian tv over the weekend. american swimmer, ryan lochte apologized for embellishing a rio gas station. he claimed a gun was pointed at his head. >> i'm embarrassford myself. for my family and for my country. i was highly intoxicated. it was, i'm human. i made a mistake. >> u.s. olympic committee ceo scott blackman says the swimmers
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new apps, web sites are changing the way we do business from bookstores to videos to cabs. latest frontier in the digital revolution is financial technology. or fin tech. lesley stahl spoke to some of the pioneers. >> which one dropped out of >> which one dropped out of mit? >> by elimination, i was the other one. brothers patrick and john collison quit college because they had an idea for modernizing the financial industry they thought needed a shaking up. >> in a world where people can send a facebook message or upload an instagram photo have it available to any one, anywhere in the world. like that. i think the fact that doesn't work for money is something that
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unacceptable to people. so i think the question for banks is can they get there first and providing services or somebody new. >> they want to be the somebody new. john, 26, patrick, 27, first noticed the problem wen they were in high school in a dot of a town in ireland. you were coders? >> we both learned to program growing up. we had been building, iphone apps, web services. >> when they wanted to charge people to buy the apps, they hit an unexpected snag. they had to go to the bank and file paperwork just to be able to collect the money. >> look really sort of -- kind of look getting a mortgage. you have to convince them that you are worth supporting. >> like the mortgage it would have to be approved. >> it would take weeks for the approval process to happen. just seemed like this crazy mismatch. >> so they decided to do something about it. they created software that allows businesses to cut through all of that bureaucracy and instantly accept payments on line frm countries across the globe. we visited their startup, stripe, in the mission district. the heart of san francisco's tech scene where patrick showed me how fast a business could set up a money collection system. using stripe. >> set me up.
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create an online business. what do you want to sell? >> i will sell dog food. home made dog food. >> in five minutes after a few clicks and a cut and paste of their code -- he said my company would be ready to receive payment for home made dog food on line right then. and there. >> it doesn't need to take any longer. this is, this is how it should work. >> this is what would take weeks and weeks and weeks and forms and forms and verification.
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mailed back and all this stuff. >> they developed software for buy buttons lefting companies accept payments online fast and in new ways. stripe charges sellers a small percentage for every transaction. >> does the buyer pay anything? >> the buyer pays nothing. >> nothing. >> correct. >> reporter: their goal its to make money as easy to send as e-mail for everyone, anywhere, on any device. >> we want to free businesses from just selling via credit cards to people who hold bank purchase on line no matter what they use. bank account or no. >> reporter: of course this needed the smartphone. this move to mobile. >> for sure. >> reporter: stripe is hardly alone in inventing new financial technology. or fintek. a revolution brewing with thousand of companies trying to make banking faster, cheaper and increasingly mobile. >> man of the innovative services in financial technology that have come along in the past ten years are, are not coming
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the core function of banks taking deposits. even the startups themselves. park the money they handle at fdic insured banks. >> i think there will be a need for some where to store your money. have it sit. we think for their flaws they have a lot of experience at being banks right. >> but fintek is targeting other fun tgss of banking. startups are peeling off one profitable service after another. typically offering them for less. it's called unbundling the bangs. say you need a loan. fintek sites match borrowers and lenders the way uber connect passengers with drivers. need financial planning. algorithms are replacing human advisers and brokers. apps, let people click money to each other similar to texting. and itch you want to wire money across borders. >> sending $500. >> ceo of a company called transferwise showed us how his
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into pounds, without bank tellers and high exchange rates. users just swap with each other. >> couple of clicks. boom. >> click, click done. >> do you think the big banks see the fintek startups as barbarians at the gate. >> lot of curiosity. >> what about fear? >> the former ceo of banking giant, citigroup says it is the all too familiar tale of david and goliath. >> o fintek its what you are seeing uber, air bnb. you have seen, the impact of technology on travel. >> is that what fintek is doing to banking? >> it is early days. banks are thinking about it. trying to understand what all of this new technology can mean? >> it could mean trouble with millenials willing to ditch brand name companies for new
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>> the banks have not realized how different this generation is. >> max levchin, co-founded paypal, early investor in stripe sites a survey saying 70% of young adults would rather go to the dentist than to a bank. >> they don't have a problem putting their social security into a web form. they have a terrible problem going up to the tell ter in a bank and figure what you are suppose to do. this is so inefficient, why am i in this stodgy, outdated room, empty and marble-laden. >> not just about technology. there is also a question of trust. >> the millenials, they're basically formative experiences, the financial crisis. they're the one whose really dent trust the banks don't trust the banks. >> and we know that the banks serve their own interests more than those of their consumers.
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basically that you helped create. >> well there is no question the crisis demonstrate the that the system didn't work. and when you looked at -- the aftermath of the crisis what needed to be done, you had to make sure banks got back to the basics of banking. and they had to address the trust issue. >> in the meantime, fintek started take root. in the last year and a half. investors havere billion into the sec on. including this banking insider whose personally invested in a dozen fintek startups. he says beyond making banking convenient, the companies can offer options to lower income families that can't afford to bank at banks. ten million american households don't have a bank account. >> it is more expensive for a poor person to use the banking system to exist than for a wealthy person. how is that possible?
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the commission. exchange rate, it all adds up. >> that doesn't happen with new companies. >> new companies they're transparent. they tell you -- what the fees are. and they're a fraction of some of the fees charged by banks. >> they can provide services more cheaply. you don't have to have a physical presence and pay for that. you can eliminate hidden fees. and if your cost structure is lower. >> i am hearing eliminate jobs. we are talking about hundreds of thousas banking sector. >> tellers. and financial advisers. you name it. >> i think in general. sort of, technology, always -- makes some jobs less rel vanlt or perhaps even obsolete. i will say that the idea that sort of these people will find nothing else to do seems like -- it is way too pessimistic. >> have you looked at. >> of human beings.
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>> it will take a while to adjust. creativity of people. what they're capable of. aspirations and dreams that they have. the idea that they're not capable of anything more than sort of performing ought may tiff clerical tasks i don't believe that. >> there are issues with fintek that go beyond the loss of banking jobs. letting new companies handle your money cupped be risky. there are concerns they're inadequately regulated. online skurtd. >> people have been trying to steal money for as long as money has existed. andn't best we can sort of, as a -- as a society is to design security in the most thoughtful rope bust way possible. and that's sort of what we set out to do with stripe. >> it's not like the big banks haven't been breached by
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well it is still a small slice of the financial industry. and the powerful and rich old guard is fighting back. its lobby already pushing for more regulation to curb the newcomers. you can seat full report on our website, the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ? music ? new k-y intense. a stimulating gel that takes her pleasure to new heights.
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