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fod ea >> pelley: round six for seven republicans. >> i don't think harry truman could be picked for president in this format. >> pelley: also tonight, gas is on sale, but falling energy prices are causing pain. the winning powerball numbers include 7-eleven. >> crowd: chino hills, chino hills! >> pelley: with so many great performances by black actor, where were the oscar nominations? and we'll say good-bye to alan rickman.
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>> this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the candidates for the republican presidential nomination go at it in south carolina tonight. it is round six, and only seven of them made the cut. national poll just out tonight shows that donald trump is way out front, 13 points ahead of ted cruz among g.o.p. primary voters. here's major garrett. >> reporter: before a capacity crowd of 11,000 last night in florida, donald trump responded to charges that his campaign is built on anger, fear and division. >> i'm very angry, because i hate what's happening to our country. i am angry. >> reporter: with only seven podiums on stage tonight, candidates will get more time to argue why they would be a better alternative to trump. chris christie told us he's ready to be attacked. >> people never shoot backward, major. they always shoot either to the side or forward.
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poll shows 42% of likely g.o.p. caucusgoers have decided on a candidate while 56% could change their mind. that could benefit general kasich who still polls low in iowa but has jumped into the fight for second in new hampshire. kasich said he will not go after trump this evening. >> i think sometimes in these debates you can get caught up in back and forth and fireworks, and i don't really like that, but i would tell you this: i don't think harry truman could be picked for president in this format. >> reporter: ted cruz, running slightly ahead of trump in iowa, could face questions about fully -- failing to fully disclose a loan he received from goldman sachs. sax at the time. all the. transparent for many years. that's the end of that. >> reporter: iowa voters will, of course, pay very close attention tonight. scott, senior iowa republican officials told us they expect turnout on caucus night february
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turnout by up to 20,000, in part they said because some democrats and many long-dormant republicans have become >> pelley: major garrett covering the debate for us tonight. major, thank you. now on the democratic side it doesn't get much tighter than this. the latest poll in iowa shows hillary clinton just two points ahead of bernie sanders. it's virtually a tie because of the poll's margin of error. here's nancy cordes. >> i have felt for the last several weeks that we had the wind at our back. >> reporter: sanders' feelings were confirmed today in the latest poll that brought back vivid memories of 2008 when clinton's commanding lead in iowa slipped away at the end. >> i congratulate senator obama. >> reporter: then and now her powerful campaign and its war chest were supposed to overpower insurgent opponents, but it's sanders who is holding larger rallies while clinton sticks to town halls.
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ly work for you. >> reporter: sanders is also airing more tv ads, reaching voters like tim pool of toe pee cash iowa. >> i totally agree with senator sanders. you can't have 2% of the people of this country making 4400 times more than everybody else. >> reporter: today sanders surprised clinton with this ad that seemed to be aimed at her. >> there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. >> reporter: the clinton campaign accused him of violating this longtime promise: >> you're looking at somebody who has never run a negative tv ad in his life and never will. >> reporter: clinton campaign manager robby mook convened a conference call with reporters to drive the point home. >> they have made a repeated pledge to their supporters and donors, and they're clearly pulling back on that. >> reporter: but even that was
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routinely tried to convince voters that senator barack obama was just another politician, not a visionary. scott, she can take heart in the fact that she's still leading in iowa by ten points among those who say they will definitely caucus on february 1st. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. of course the campaign will be dominated by the economy, and today oil closed at just over $31 a barrel. since june of 2014, the price has fallen about $75, taking the price of gasoline along for ride. cbs news business analyst jill she's swrer is with us. jill, that's good news for most people. >> reporter: absolutely. consumers reap a great benefit from low oil. last year the average household saved $660 at the pump. it's like an unexpected tax refund. and cheap gas prices, along with low interest rates and an improving job market, helped boost auto sales. last year automakers sold a record 17.4 million cars and
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>> pelley: but for a lot of folks in the country, it's bad news, too. >> reporter: absolutely. after a big boom from 2010 to 2014, there is pain in then joy sector. the mining industry -- that includes oil, gas and coal -- lost 21,000 jobs last year. that's just the direct hit. industries that serve miners, like a waitress, or a convenience store worker near an oil well, may have been laid off or let go. today realtytrac released its final forclosure numbers for 2015. while activity is down nationally, it is up in places like texas, north dakota and oklahoma, states that rely at least in part on the energy industry. so cheap oil might help our wallets, but when it comes to the overall economy, the news is mixed. >> pelley: jill schlesinger, thanks. well, today oil was up 72 cents, and that revived wall street from its recent swoon.
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and in an echo fromfee a role in peddling rotten mortgages. the deal with the justice department includes penalties and mortgage relief for borrowers. today ten prisoners from yemen were released from guantanamo bay and sent to the persian gulf nation of oman. the prison, on a u.s. navy base in cuba, was created to hold terrorism suspects, particularly from the battlefield in afghanistan. many have been held for years without charges. in 2009, president obama said he was ordering the prison closed but congress refused. 93 prisoners remain down from nearly 700. isis says it was behind the attack today in jakarta, indonesia. bombs and bullets killed two and wounded at least 26. but the five attackers had bigger plans.
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us tonight. seth? >> reporter: good evening, scott. this is another example of isis trying to extend its reach. as more details are emerging, we're learning that the attack, which involved a series of explosions and a gun battle in central jakarta, could have been much worse. images from the scene show cars with bullet holes and attackers wearing suicide vests. one of those attackers detonated his vest inside a starbucks, but a law enforcement source tells us another attacker died when his vest detonated by accident. indonesia has more muslims than any other country in the world, but it is a country that's known for its mainstream teaching of islam, and the fear here is that isis may be gaining a foothold in southeast asia. >> pelley: seth doane in beijing for us tonight. seth, thank you. the attempted assassination of the philadelphia police officer
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investigated as terrorism. but f.b.i. director james comey said today there is no evidence the gunman, who you see there, who professed allegiance to isis, belonged to a larger terror cell. officer jesse hartnett remains condition. the gunman was arrested. chicago has seen a dramatic spike in shootings this month. since january 1st, the city is averaging a shooting every three hours. adriana diaz is looking into this. >> reporter: just two hours into the new year, 24-year-old deandre holiday was gunned down after a fight at a new year's eve party, first homicide of a bloody 2016. >> shots fired. i hear shots fired. >> reporter: since january 1st, 110 people have been shot compared to 37 during the same time last year. a nearly 200% increase. >> in terms of crime, it's been
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>> reporter: john escalante is the acting superintendent of police. his predecessor, garry mccarthy, was fired in december. >> a lot of it is gang conflicts, but also heavily driven by social media. >> reporter: feuds that play out on sites like facebook and twitter. while overall crime was down before the new year, gun violence is soaring. one factor: police officers may be holding back in fear of being the subject of a viral video, a point chicago mayor rahm emanuel was overheard making to attorney general loretta lynch last fall. >> we don't want our police department to be fearful. >> reporter: do you think the police department is doing enough? people killed. saturday he was shot in the head in an apparent ambush.
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>> before he passed, they say, we good, y'all?" then we didn't hear him anymore and he was slumped over. >> oh, god. >> reporter: to try to curb the violence, the acting superintendent has decentralized the police gang unit. now smaller teams are permanently based in communities known for gang activity. scott, the goal is to try to stop conflicts before they start. >> pelley: adriana diaz in chicago tonight. adriana, thank you. well, here's a rarity, a winter hurricane bearing down on the azores 1,700 miles off portugal. alex is the first january hurricane since 1955. forecasters say it could hit the azores tomorrow with 85mph
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we don't know who the powerball winners are yet, but there are at least three who will share the largest jackpot ever, $1.6 billion. the tickets were sewed in the working-class town of munford, tennessee, the l.a. suburb of chino hills and in melbourne beach, florida. the lottery boasts that the billions itration in goes to help public schools in most states. we wondered how that's working. turns out in michigan, not too well. anna werner is in detroit. >> reporter: photos from detroit's public schools tell the story of dilapidated buildings, many in need of emergency repair, and pest problems. a student shot this video today of a mouse roaming a district high school. patrick bosworth's eighth grade son attends a language magnet school where he says classes are either way too warm or freezing cold.
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another, where he's wearing a short-sleeve shirt, and then he's putting on his winter coat. >> reporter: lottery dollars were designed to help schools like these in detroit. they're often advertised as giving a big boost to education, but often that's not the case. 27 states give lottery funds to schools, but only eight fund it specifically on new programs like grants and scholarships. the 19 others, including michigan, do not use lottery profits as additional funding for public schools. instead, it's used to fund the existing budget. michigan state representative sherry gay danyago. do you think it is misleading to people? >> absolutely. >> reporter: so people who buy tickets thinking, i'm helping education, do you think they're doing as much as they are? >> they believe they russia but they're absolutely not benefiting education. >> reporter: more than $740 million lottery doll verse given
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gay danyago says there's no reason the schools should be in such poor shape. >> we need the dispel the pitt that the lottery is helping to improve education because it hasn't. >> reporter: michigan has the 11th largest lottery in the country with revenues of some $2.6 billion last year, so, scott, that's $740 million that portion of that. >> pelley: anna werner in lansing tonight. anna, thank you. today a memorial was held at arlington national cemetery for a tuskegee airman missing in action since 1945. second lieutenant samuel leftenant was in a midair collision while escorting bombers over austria. soldiers carried an empty casket representing his remains and leftenant's sister accepted this flag in his is controversy over the oscar nominations.
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