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captioning funded by cbs good morning, it is wednesday, september 16th, 2011. welcome cbto "iss th morning." floodwaters sweeping away cars and force dangerous rescues in the west. donald trump's republican rivals prepare to take down the gop front rather than in tonight's debate and joe biden slams trump. >> we get a view of one of the world's largest construction projects. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. holy cow. oh, my goodness. oh, my goodness. this is serious. >> major floodingin defite
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states utah. >> this is one of the worst disasters in the history of the state. >> way more than water we have ever seen. >> the deadly fire in northern california is still burning. >> i can't fathom this has happened. >> this is a movement we are going to make our country great again. >> tonight the republicans hold their secondre psidential debate. >> biden is taking aim at trump. >> this message has been tried on america before. we have always overcome in. >> police investigating the attack of a viking fan outside of levi stadium after the 49ers and vikings football game. >> vicki gardner shot on live tv breaks her silence. >> the only thing i could think of was play dead. i just fell to the ground as though, i had been hit. >> a highway arrival for 12 cuban migrants. their make-shift sailboat making ito miami beach. >> a tv news station -- whoa! a freeway crash and nearly hit.
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monday's flooding is now blamed for at least 16 deaths. four other victims are still missing. >> twelve people died in hildale, utah, a area known for mormons who practiced polygamy. ben tracy is in the park where more storms could hit by this afternoon. >> reporter: this is the entrance to the zion national park and one of the beautifulest places in the country and often hit by flash floods and now it's one of the most deadliest in the state's history. amateur video captured the powerful flash floodwaters in hildale sweep away a van and suv on monday. >> oh, my goodness! oh, no! >> reporter: three women and 13
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children were inside. only three managed to survive. one is still missing. virginia black watched the tragedy unfold. >> i am so shook up. it was very heart wrenching. >> reporter: front-end loaders and bulldozers working day and night to push away mud and debris washed up on the roadways. 500 had helped in the rescue. the hildale mayor says his town is used to flooding but not like this. >> we realize this is an act of god and something we can't control. we have to take what we receive and do the best we can. >> reporter: in nearby zion national park, four people exploring this deep canyon were found dead. officials are searching for three others and say the odds of finding them alive are not good. on monday, hikers warned a group heading to the canyon about the upcoming wet weather.
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>> we said, you know, the weather is supposed to be bad today and they said, well, we are going to take our chances because it will probably be bad too. i think you just don't risk it. >> reporter: now park officials say they will resume the search for those missing hikers as soon as the sun comes up. there is some rain in the forecast for later today but the good news it is not expected to be as bad as it was yesterday or the day before. gayle? >> you can take a little good news there. thank you, ben. southern california is drying out this morning after a soaking rainstorm. accidents blocked the freeways and thousands lost power. firefighters rescued at least ten people from the raging waters including three along the los angeles river. downtown l.a. saw more than half an inch of rain on tuesday. and was the city's wettest day of the year. this morning, some california's largest wildfires are showing no signs of letting up. the valley and butte fires now cover around 216 square miles. they have destroyed 818 homes. the flames threatened more than 15,000 structures.
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investigators believe the valley fire may have started near a shed in the town of cobb. danielle nottingham is in middletown where the flames showed their destructive power. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this fire is burning an area more than three times the size of manhattan. as it continues to threaten neighborhoods, people whose homes are still standing, worry they could end up like this. the valley fire spread further into napa county on tuesday stretching the resources of crews battling the flames from the air and ground. some of the volunteers who joined the fight live near middletown. nick ferisco and his sons used shovels and chain saws to beat back the flames threatening their home. >> another one down here! >> no good sitting there watching and doing nothing so you have to get out and do something. >> reporter: they hope they can keep their home from becoming yet another pile of rubble and ash which is what many of their
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neighbors will find when they are allowed to return. >> everybody is still evacuated. hundreds of families have lost their homes. >> we might be able to get you up there, just depending how it is. >> reporter: after waiting in long lines on tuesday, some evacuees were allowed to return to the burned-out areas with the police escort. >> this was our house. >> reporter: betty and emery saw the remains of their retirement home for the first time. >> the only thing left is the chimney. >> reporter: on saturday only ten minutes to get out and on tuesday, just 15 minutes to survey the damage. >> we have never seen a fire like this. i'm just happy everybody is still alive. you know? we can re-do this. >> reporter: police are increasing patrols after one man was arrested. deputies say they believe he was planning to looting evacuated homes. one person has died in this fire and officials believe that number could rise. they are planning to conduct
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searches with cadaver dogs today. >> danielle, thank you very much. the republican presidential candidate have their second debate tonight and donald trump once again is front and center but unlike the last debate in august he is expected to be the number one target for his opponents. 11 candidates will appear tonight in simi valley, california. major garrett is at the debate site with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the last time republicans met for a debate, donald trump was the novelty front-runner. the novelty has worn off and trump is still the leader of the pack and is now a target of republicans, democrats, and immigration protesters. >> i'm here for a certain reason. you sno? it's called tomorrow night. >> reporter: donald trump stood on the battle ship of "uss iowa" and declared his fight for office unfit. >> they are nice people but they are never going to do anything with these countries. they are never going to be able to do it.
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it's an instinct and something that is special. they don't have it. believe me, they don't have it. >> reporter: trump also received an endorsement from the conservative group veterans for a strong america. >> i didn't expect it. i didn't ask for it. >> reporter: while on shore, protesters heckled trump and denouncing his positions on immigration. while trump remains in the lead. >> this is the hottest thing out there. you can't get them! >> excellent. >> reporter: neurosurgeon ben carson has risen to a strong second place and now a key conservative group is taking aim on trump for the first time. they released a new ad on tuesday that compares trump to leading national democrats. >> trump wants to think he is mr. tell it like it is, but he has a record and it's very liberal. he is really just playing us chumps. >> reporter: vice president joe biden edging toward a presidential run of his own, attacked trump tuesday night at an event honoring hispanic
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heritage month. >> all of us latinos we appreciate you. >> reporter: blasting the hard immigration plans. >> one guy absolutely denigra denigrating an entire group of people and appealing to the baser side of human evil and working on this xenophobia way that hasn't occurred in a long time. the stuff you're hearing on the other team and this is isn't about democrat/republican. it's about a sick message. >> reporter: afterwards sympathetic democrats said, run, joe, run. here in simi valley, republicans is the size of ben carson and the precipitous fall of scott walker and jeb bush. carson told us he and trump have caught fire because gop voters are tired of being hood-winked, his word, charlie, by establishment republicans. >> nancy cordes is here with more on this debate.
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xenophobic, sick? >> the one person you can count on to be almost as blunt as donald trump is joe biden but not just biden. you're starting to hear from republicans a much blurnt message about him as well. yesterday, you heard georgia governor bobby jindal called trump a mad man. the ad saying he is playing republicans for chump. the republican senators i talked to are increasingly concerned he is the party's nominee so they are going after him much more aggressively. >> what about when you're on the same stage with him? as trump said, when i'm hit, i hit back hard. >> it's a risky maneuver and a lot of candidates have discovered that but a lot of candidates need any attention they can at this point. jeb bush you've seen slide in our poll. scott walker has slid from 10% to 2%. so they need to do something to get back on equal footing with him. >> i mean, i think everybody is trying to figure out how do i make a moment? i know a lot of people are watching tonight with a bowl of popcorn. so what do you think about carly fiorina?
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the only woman on the stage. what difference will that make and what does that add to the dialogue? >> the last time she landed the best zinger against trump but she was also the one who was the most specific about her plans. that is really why she stood out in that happy hour debate in the first place. that is the reason she is on the main stage. i think that is what she is going to do again tonight. she is going to say i'm a nonpolitician but unlike the other nonpoliticians on the stage, i thought a lot about these problems and i have serious solutions. i don't think she is going to be looking for some prolonged back and forth with trump or anyone else. >> let's talk about the new cbs news/"the new york times" poll that shows hillary clinton's lead over better than ysanders is cut in half. inside those numbers, where is she having the most trouble? >> i think bernie sanders has gained traction the past month as democrats increasingly consider him a viable candidate. for a long time it was hillary clinton and nobody else and a couple of other impis at 1% or 2% that were not sustainable and people like to see a race so he
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has risen by ten points and eat nothing her lead but still a 20-point lead and anything any republican on the stage tonight would kill for. >> well said. nancy, good to see you. we will be watching tonight. small group of migrants in europe are sneaking into hungary by serbia and they are arrested. many detained renfuges appeared in court today. charlie d'agata has more whenwhere the migrants are running out of options. >> reporter: this migrant camp in the middle of the highway has been growing by the hour. people spent the night here hoping for a change. while here, they have been pressing against the barricades, pleading for them to open the gates, but hungary has not bundle. -- budged. they traveled this far only to find they have hit a dead end. families with young children were forced to spend a cold night on the highway. there is nothing to eat.
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and nobody to guide them to another way. this man from syria says he still thinks hungary will fold under pressure and reopen its borders. do you know this is closed? [ speaking in foreign language ] my mother is in germany. >> reporter: he is a long way from his mother, especially now that hungary has cut off the shortcut. that means after having traveled from turkey to greece through macedonia and serbia, they now have to go around hungary to croatia and slovenia and then cut across austria in order to reach germany. migrants have already begun the long walk in that direction with some arriving by the busload in croatia throughout the night and into this morning. the only legal way through hungary is to apply for asylum
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where they are letting in handfuls of people at a time. this refuge from somalia didn't have to wait long after he tried. just monday, 9,000 people were into hungary. yesterday, the official hungary allowed 70 in. the rest were rejected and deported. >> thank you, charlie d'agata. the syria/hungary border is where he was reporting from. a rechl assad told russian
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quote, we were strongly posed to that invasion because we knew things were moving in the direction of the dividing societies and creating unrest. it was a natural result of the war in that sectarian situation in iran. this morning, a dozen cuban migrants have arrived safely in the united states. onlookers kaurpcaptured video o their sailboat. they spent six days at sea and ran out of food and appeared to be in good health. people watched the boat arrive and welcomed the migrants are cheers. a two-day meeting with the federal reserve to decide whether to raise interest rates. stock markets in asia finished higher. excuse me. this morning, ahead of the meetings some experts say it is time to increase rates now that the job market has recovered. rates have been close to zero since the financial crisis nearly a decade ago. we are hearing from the sole survivor of last month's deadly shooting during a live interview in virginia.
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on fox news yesterday, vicki gardner recalled what happened. >> i just fell to the ground as though i had been hit and went into fetal position, because i felt as though he was going to shoot me in the head. and so i needed to hide that, so if he thought he already had, but he did come back up and shot me in the back. >> unbelievable. the attack killed reporter alison parker and photographer adam ward of our roanoke affiliate wdbj. the gunman later killed himself. this morning, police are investigating another brutal attack at the san francisco's 49ers new stadium. the video you see shows two men confronting a minnesota viking fan after monday night's game. they started punching and kicking him in a parking lot outside of levi stadium. the security guard who tried to stop it was caught up in the
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middle of the brawl. another 49ers fan steps in to help the security team take the vikings fan to safety. police are now trying to identify the suspects here. 49er spokesman says in a statement, that unacceptable behavior such as this will not be tolerated. two people were arrested last october after a fight in a levi stadium restroom and it was caught on video. they said these men were arguing inside the stadium before. amazing how you can get that engaged in the game that it makes you behave that way. a high school football player is reportedly suspended this morning from school and his team over actions on the field. video shows a lineman ripping the helmet off of his opponent's head and hitting him with it. it happened friday during a game between lyndon and a school in new jersey immaculata. the immaculata player needed stitches. police are investigating whether the lyndon player should face
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charges. old baseball expressions say you can't tell a player without a score card and the fans needed one last night in los angeles. the dodgers and rockies used 58 players, that is more than any other major league game in history and they set another record by using 24 pitchers! the rockies won 5-4 in 16 innings. >> there you go. all right. coming up only on "cbs this morning," an unprecedented look at the future of transportation in america's biggest city. ahead, we
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♪ republican rick perry has become the first major candidate to drop out of the 2016 presidential rate. >> go rick. rick, we hardly knew ye existed! because you were polling at 0.8%! governor perry knew how to make the most of his final moments in the arena, telling a supporter before his speech, we will make a little history here. yes, like the old saying, history is written by those who quit 14 months before the thing happens. cheers. >> you know that old saying? welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the technology flaw could put planes at risk of collision. the faa has known about this problem for at least three
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years. we will shoal you why the agency has done little so far to fix it. plus taking a new drone to new depths. a historic view of an underground project and that is ahead. it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines around the globe. philadelphia enquirer reports on a russian hacker who pleads guilty on the latest data breach scheme prosecuted in the united states. credit cards were stolen and resulted in $300 million in losses. new york stock exchange reports that analysts have given government claims -- the reports were allegedly manipulated to present a more positive picture to the white house. the issue is expected to come up today when the commander of central command testifies before a senate panel. this is a big story. >> extraordinary story. >> yeah. >> really is. "the washington post"
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reports on accused killer jesse matthew facing charges in second-murder. grn grand jury indicted him in the killing of a virginia tech student who vanished outside a concert and her body was found three months later. matthew faces trial in the murder of hannah graham. the san jose mercury news reports on the stanford business school dean stepping down amid a sex scandal and lawsuit. he is resigning as dean of the graduate school of business and announcement came before a report linking him to a wrongful termination suit. it was filed by a former stanford professor whose wife was allegedly having an affair with solaner. "the independent" in london reports on a story we told you about yesterday. vladimir putin is denying a phone conversation with elton john on gay rights ever took place. the putin spokesman said the two
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men had no conversation faat al. we reached out to elton john. he has no comment and we have not heard back so who was elton john talking to? >> thought the story was fishy from the beginning. either a prank called elton john or the -- or the russian ministry is lying, i don't know. but an intriguing story. >> very intriguing. >> that's why we are covering it. >> along with the stanford story intriguing area money to come for sure. this morning, the first five suspects in the death of fraternity pledge are turning themselves in to face charges. michael deng suffered injuries from a hazing. and police say others tried to cover up that their involvement. one suspect is the fraternity's national president and the brother of a new york city congresswoman and anna werner is
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on the campus on the east side. >> reporter: grand jury documents give the accounts now of fraternity members who were there at this house that night. some of whom told police that deng got the harshest treatment because he supposedly would not cooperate and fought back. >> he was singled out and he was treated harsher than the other pledges. >> reporter: 19-year-old michael deng called after what police called a brutal hazing ritual at this house in the poconos in december of 2013. police say in a tradition known as the glass ceiling deng and others on pledges were forced to walk across the yard carrying a 3 30-pound backpack while they were being tackled. deng eventually lost consciousness and instead of getting help, they allowed him to lie unconscious for some 25
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minutes and later called the chapter's national president who encouraged the group to put away fraternity items. >> at this point, members began to hide paraphernalia and put the fraternity's well-become over deng. >> reporter: when deng was eventually driven to the hospital, he was unresponsive. he died the next day. the grand jury said the medical examiner noted the delay in treatment of one to two hours significantly contributed to the death. >> they lied to the police and a lot of that was to cover up and hide the fraternity's involvement in this case. >> reporter: the grand jury recommended charges for 37 members including third-degree murder charges against five members and the fraternity itself. the attorney for one of those
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men told cbs news this is not a criminal case. these are young college boys who had absolutely no intention of hurting anyone. douglas fierberg represents deng's family. >> that they would sit around an hour or two hours and not give him the emergency medical care that needed? there is spots in hell reserved for people like that. >> reporter: so far, only five of those 37 members who are expected to be charged are facing actual charges. prosecutors say they plan to file the rest of the charges in waves between now and december. but an attorney for one of the men who is going to be facing that most serious charge told us his client is innocent and he expects that he will be vindicat vindicated. >> anna, thank you very much. there are calls this morning for congress and the white house to make the skies safer. the government's only washdog agency says a flaw in the air traffic control system could result in planes flying too close together.
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kris van cleave is at reagan national airport outside of washington. >> reporter: good morning. the office of special council is concerned about multiple flight planes for the same flights fearing it could increase the likelihood of a collision. it says it is increasing their work loads and oftentimes busy focus on things like that severe weather. the air traffic control system does not flag when multiple flight plans are filed for the same flight which happens from changes of routing or air speed and essentially leaving the pilots and controllers operating off difference playbooks. vincent is one of five working at whistle-blowers in michigan. >> it's like your looking at a left turn lane and you come up to the intersection and he makes a right turn in front of you. >> reporter: faa investigate found multiple flight plans were occurring regularly and most commonly during inclement weather and a safety risk into
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the air traffic control system even though the agency has known about the incidents since 2012. >> we catch the majority of them but it really shouldn't be like that. >> reporter: in july of 2014 hours after departing jfk airport controllers noticed an pilot flying an old plan given by the airline. in 2013 at least 288 duplicate flight plans were identified at detroit's airport alone. how concerning is it the system doesn't update flight plans? >> it's something that needs to be addressed. >> reporter: steve wallace is the former director of the faa office of investigation. >> nothing catastrophic has happened. i think there really haven't been any seriously close calls. this is the best place to be, the best time to fix the problem, catch it early. >> reporter: now the emphasis needs to be you caught it, fix it? >> right.
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right. >> reporter: the faa sells cbs the risk is low and has a kre t corrective action plan but may be next year before they implement it. only on "cbs this morning," tunnel vision. we brought a drone underground for a sneak look at a milestone in american transportation. look at that. we will be right back. ♪ shopping online is as easy as it gets. wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers, carpenters and piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list, now it is. we're making hiring anyone from a handyman to a dog walker as simple as a few clicks. you don't have to be a member to buy their services directly at but members save more on special offers. angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. visit today. therthat can be serious,ere. even fatal to infants.
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♪ now to a story you're seeing only on "cbs this morning." an amazing look at a vital transportation advance in new york city. to fully capture the project's massive scale, we are using the first drone ever allowed inside the new york subway system. the subway has a ridership of more than 5.5 million every weekday and don dahler is inside what will become the east 72nd station in manhattan. >> reporter: you have no cool
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how this is. it's on the east side of maents and ma manhattan. 80 to 85 feet below the street and cracks another 20 feet below where i am. when this station opens up sometime next year it's expected to handle 200,000 people every day. that's more than the 17-mile link of the los angeles subway who ride there. the second avenue subway is no longer just a pipe dream. ten stories underground, nearly two miles of track have been laid. air tempered train platforms have been built and three cavernous stations are taking place and the work is about 85% complete. >> next 16% is the toughest to accomplish because we are talking about integrating a brand-new line with something that goes back a hundred years. >> reporter: michael oversees the project for the metropolitan
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transportation authority. for many this feels like it's been going on a hundred years alone. >> i am told i am at least 86 years behind. >> reporter: "cbs this morning" hired a drone company to survey the progress. what is the main challenge? >> all of the obstacles. >> reporter: active construction site? >> yeah. >> reporter: kind of cool? >> yeah, very cool. >> reporter: the second avenue subway was first proposed in the 1920s. but over the decades, funding was derailed by the great depression and world war ii. '70s financial crisis. the costs of simply maintaining the world's largest subway system. as the delays piled up, the subway line became a punch line. >> believe me, when they finish the second avenue subway, this apartment will quadruple in value. >> reporter: the mta says phase one from 96th street to 63rd street so track but the original plan called for a subway eight
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and a half miles long that would be finished by 2020. a former mta planning manager, he is writing a book and doubts more stations will opening in his lifetime. >> when the whole thing is done 15 stations and they need another $5 billion for the next phase and they don't have the money. >> reporter: what about phase two? >> we do not have the funds for it. >> reporter: where do you think those funds will come from? >> at this point, we are are actually working with the state. >> reporter: do you think the state is still committed to finishing this project? >> i believe so, yes. >> reporter: they are cash-strapped mta has 14 billion dollar hole in its capital program currently. phase one of the second avenue subway isn't to blame. unlike other huge public works like in boston or san francisco new bay bridge, this one is expected to which come in under budget. right now, the east side of manhattan, homes to 650,000
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people, more than the entire population of nashville, has just one subway line. >> it carries more people than boston and chicago and san francisco combined. it's so crowded that when people try to get on the train, they crash into the people who are getting off the train. >> reporter: michael, do you think ever about the fact what you're building here is going to serve people for maybe over a hundred years? >> actually, yes. i'll be able to leave behind new york a little bit of place, knowing that my grandkids will be able to use this thing. it's a great feeling. >> reporter: the drone is now coming up from the south. 63rd street station is back that way and they haven't laid these tracks yet. by the way, tracks --
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♪ ♪ ♪ it is wednesday, september 16th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including a project to move people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound on the ground. a look into a transportation system that could change the world. but, first, here is a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> reporter: these floodwaters are considered the deadliest in state history. >> reporter: the fires are continuing to threatening neighborhoods in california. we are going to come out with a plan in a very short time. >> trump is now a target.
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>> one person you can counted on to be as bnt ason dald trump is joe biden. yesterday, bobby jindal called trump a mad man. >> spent the night here hoping for a change. he, they are pressing against the bare kards pleadiricadbaadr the gates but hungary has not budged. the drone is making its way down to where i am in this subway station. when this station opens up sometime next year, it's expected to handle about 200,000 people every day. >> i'm so excited because, tonight, is our one-week anniversary. congratulations, everybody. i got you all a one-week gift. 200 more shows.
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i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the national guard is joining the search after deadly flash floods in southern utah. >> that is a vehicle! oh, no! oh, no, two vehicles! there goes the van! oh, dear it went over the fence! >> three women and 13 children were inside those two vehicles that were swept away. twelve of them were kill. the flash flooding killed four hikers in zion national park. more rain is expected today. donald trump will be in a familiar place. front and center at tonight's second republican presidential debate. on tuesday he rallied to help the system and the republican front-runner brought up a familiar issue -- immigration. >> you have now found out what illegal immigration is all about. there is tremendous drugs
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pouring across the border. going all over our country. so the drugs pour in and the money pours out. not a good deal. we get the drugs, ghet tthey ge money. the drug cartels are going wild and they cannot believe our stupid our government is and they making a fortune. the drugs come in and money goes out daily. i saw it because i was on the border. i was there. >> trump saying he personally witnessed this. vice president joe biden denounced trump's immigration talk last night and told an event honoring hispanic heritage month that the billionaire's message will not prevail. >> this will pass. the trump and that stuff you're hearing on the other team and this isn't about democrat/republican, it's about a sick message. this message has been tried on america many times fobere. we always, always, always, always, always overcome it.
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so, please, don't take your eye off the ball. don't take your eye off the ball. the first thing is you're always welcome here. >> the vice president also said that people should watch the response that pope francis gets when he comes to the u.s. next week. the pope has called for humane treatment of immigrants. the apple ceo tim cook last night got personal. last year, he became the first openly gay ceo of a fortune 500 company. tuesday, spoke to stephen colbert on "the late show." it was his first television interview speaking about his decision to open up. >> it became so clear to me that kids are getting bullied in school. kids were getting basically discriminated against and kid were even being disclaimed by their own parents. and that i needed to do something. and that where i valued my privacy significantly, i felt
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morning in our "pushing the limits" series we focus on plans for a new high-speed ground transportation system. hyperloop technologies is working on a project to move people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound. first on "cbs this morning," the company is announcing that former cisco president rob lloyd will come on as ceo. they believe that their engineers are approaching a transportation breakthrough not seen in ages. >> reporter: 1903. kitty hawk, north carolina.uwr >> the air age is here. >> reporter: with their experimental flying machine, the wright brothers launched the age of aviation. it connected the world, pushing the limits of what many believe
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possible. >> it's going to be the smoothest ride you can imagine. >> reporter: he wants to change the world again with a transit system that will go faster than a commercial jet. >> we are kind of inventing a fifth mode of transportation which is no small task. the end of next year, we will have our kitty hawk moment. >> reporter: he created hyperloop technologies and they are working on a futuristic system and it would move cargo and passengers through tubes on a cushion of air at almost supersonic speeds in an air vacuum and travel from los angeles to san francisco in about 30 minutes. >> we literally build a full-scale tube between two destinations. inside of that tube, we have a pod that can send people or cargo very quickly. >> reporter: it seems more like sentence fiction when elon musk unveiled the design specifications for it in 2013. short of figuring out real
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teleportation is awesome but to build a tube over or under the ground. ben worked with musk launching spaceships into orbit. he is known for having wild outlandish ideas that actually come to fruition. >> he doesn't lack for vision, for sure. >> reporter: musk is developing electric cars and encouraged others to pursue his vision. two years ago, it was all theoretical. today, their team is testing the actual mechanics. >> can you see the hardware we are building and the team we have. hyperloop is real. >> reporter: hyperloop has 10 merchandise in seed money and expects another 80 million in second round funding and the team includes rob lloyd. lloyd spent 20 years in networking giant cisco where he helped drive the internet
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revolution. >> it seems we are building out the next network but network for people and things, rather than for data. >> reporter: how long before we see the first functional hyperloop system? >> three years from now, i believe we will be designing and constructing the first two or three production hyperloop systems in the world. five years from now, we will be moving goods to people. >> reporter: i think that is hard for people believe. >> i think it's hard for people to believe they are putting in the context of the transportation systems they have been relying on and been frustrated with the last 30 or 40 years. >> reporter: there's little dispute that america's transportation system is overtaxed. and outdated. california is the only state with a viable plan for high-speed rail comparable to the bullet trains of europe and asia. but the 68 billion dollar project has gotten off to a slow start. >> i'm concerned that hyperloop is being used as an argument
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against high-speed rail. >> reporter: john christianson is a professor at ucla's institute of the environment and sustain ability. he says hyperloop is exciting but unrealistic. >> it doesn't solved the bigger problem which is how could you possibly embed this kind of technology within the complicated transportation systems that we already have in cities and that we are developing in our cities and in california? >> reporter: but hyperloop technologies is moving forward with plans to have a test track up and running next year. and it's not the only company working on musk's vision. similarly named hyperloop transportation technologies is set to build a five-mile prototype in a planned community in los angeles and carrying actual passengers but at reduced speed. >> quite frankly, it's a race and this company is going to win it. >> reporter: sounds like you're talking about more than a transportation system. >> it's going to change the world. hyperloop will change how we
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live and where we live and hyperloop is going to change economies. it's going to complete transform supply chain and manufacturing models and that is a pretty darn exciting thought. >> reporter: it may be a long shot, but lloyd and van brogan believe their own kitty hawk moment is in sight. >> that day, they lifted the world in a new dimension. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. >> one more example about people are working on agents of change throughout this country. >> why this country is so great, we have such great innovators. we do need change in transportation. >> i can't wait. the professor sounding like a wa, wa, it's not going to work, it's not going to work! but they are trying and seeing what people can't see. >> can people please do that between washington and new york? >> coast-to-coast in half an hour, count me in. tomorrow, we willing sky running and see the race that is longerer than a marathon and it
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♪ i like ike. >> everybody likes ike ♪ hang out the banner beat the drum we like ike in washington ♪ ? the 1950s, everybody liked ike. but 60 years later a project is in limbo. new backing for the project this morning from heavy hitters capitol. julianna, what a great story. >> reporter: good morning. congress authorized the memorial to be built on four acres in this area years ago but it's been held up because of a fight over the design and now backers are saying enough is enough and they are pulling out some high-powered names. >> navy or army? >> air force. >> reporter: on saturday, 92-year-old former senator bob dole raised the heat to greet fellow veterans at the world war
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ii memorial. >> we are proud. i'm from kansas! >> the former presidential candidate raised 170 million to build this memorial and now he wants to do the same to honor fellow kansan dwight d. eisenhower. >> ike was our hero. i believe there are still hundreds of thousands of sons and daughters killed from world war ii who consider eisenhower one of our greatest men. it's time we memorial . >> reporter: critics including eisenhower's family says it's modern and imposing and doesn't represent the man from abilene, kansas, who went on to become supreme allied commander and then the 34th president. >> look how confusing. where is the center. >> reporter: bruce cole is the
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sole member opposing the memorial. >> it's a huge trapestry and tells you nothing about ike. >> reporter: the current design costs 150 million. but this summer, lawmakers voted to withhold funding amid the fight. today, dole and the commission are going around congress, announcing a high profile list of people joining their ranks in a major push for private funding. featuring former presidents george w. bush and george george h.w. bush, who former secretaries of state and four former senate majority leaders. actor tom hanks has also jumped on board. >> this is the statue of eye. >> reporter: senator pat roberts is the chairman of the memorial commission. why do you think it's so important that you go and raise private funds, despite the family's objections? >> this memorial is larger than
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the family. this memorial is for this country, all of our veterans, and internationally. this is an international and national memorial to eisenhower. >> reporter: this isn't the first memorial to be a flash point. president franklin delano roosevelt's family were opposed to this statue and the martin luther king structure was ripe with controversy. >> there is be controversy and i believe it can be done and i think no public appetite for raising money. >> reporter: dole says time is running out. >> you say you're going to be a hundred? >> this october. >> this october? >> two weeks. >> you got it made. >> reporter: only 850,000 world war ii veterans still alive today, dole wants them to be able to go from here up the mall to salute their commander in chief. >> we are not getting any younger and if they don't start construction soon, at the time just be a memory. we won't be there. >> reporter: we reached out to
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the eisenhower family about these latest developments. gayle, the family had
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weeks old and weighs his eyes will open in a few weeks and weighs almost 20 pounds. former tennis star james blake was thrown to the ground by a police officer last week in front of a manhattan hotel. police identified him through a photo of the suspect in a fraud scheme but it turns out the man in the photo is also innocent! his name is an australian businessman. the thieves reportedly grabbed his pictures from his brother's instagram account. >> a high school student is suspended for bringing a homemade clock to school. a teacher complained it looked like a bomb. mohammed who makes his own radios and robotics was handcuffed and sent to juvenile detention. police may still charge him with making a hoax bomb. san jose mercury news reports on mark zuckerberg
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saying a dislike button may be coming to good morning. it may say dislike or sorry or empathize. the facebook ceo says they are close to doing a test. roger waters is a founding member of pink floyd. with his vision, it became one of the most influential rock bands ever and its breakthrough album "the dark side of the moon" sent 15 consecutive years on the billboard chart and "the wall" was certified platinum 23 times but the heightened success of the band in 1985, roger waters left. ♪ >> pink floyd has become a category unto itself. >> they are instantly recognizable because they don't really sound like anybody else. ♪ >> pink floyd were -- sound founded in england in the mid 1960s and ahead of the
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psychedelic moment. the front man setarit, but became one of the breakdowns in rock 'n' roll. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> he left the baennd and roger waters came forward ps the creator of the band. >> "dark side of the moon" was really pink floyd's breakthrough album. it launched them into a worldwide phenomena. ♪ >> at its heart, the wall is a very personal work. ♪ >> and it was inspired by sort of being disillusioned with being a rock star, the loss of his father who had gone to war. it seems like it informed everything that he has done. ♪ you don't need no education ♪ >> "the wall" really stands as a
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big crowning achievement of his life's work. ♪ haey you ♪ >> a large success of "the wall" was the stage chef. >> roger waters legacy is he led pink floyd to make progressive rock that actually progressed the art form. he took the genre places that still resonates in the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. ♪ get you on your feet again >> the new film "roger waters." a tour through an personal road and extends from the loss of his father in world war ii when waters was just a baby. roger waters is with us now in studio 57. welcome. >> thank you. >> great to see you. >> great to have you here! >> what made you want to go back and take a look at this in this documentary film? >> i started touring again, i don't know, about 10 or 15 years
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ago and i did a number of salute tours and i've done a tour that was based on "dark side of the moon." and i was looking at should i go back on the road again? what could i possibly do? blah, blah, blah. so i thought, well, maybe revisit the war. and i dreamt all sorts of crazy ideas about projection and how to fake it. and then i had a conversation with mark fisher, who is certainly dead now. he died last year. and who was the designer i worked with for all of those years ago. he was absolutely adamant, which he put his head on one side and said, no, you have to do it like we did it in 1979. you have to visit the wall and do it. that is the drama of the documentary. i said, okay, i need to shout. >> you need to shout? >> yeah, how would we possibly afford it? he said the technology has changed and projection and he
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was right. we crunched the numbers and thought why not? >> was it an emotional journey for you? >> yeah, yeah. well, then the thing was, okay here we are. we are going to build the wall but how are we going to make the show fly? and i decided i didn't want to replicate what we did in '79 which was very much a personal narrative about me and all of my whining. i said we have to make this a more general statement about the state of the world and the need that people have to cooperate with one another beyond the barriers of faith or politics or rich or poor, whatever those barriers might be, so we need to do a show that persuade us that would be a good thing. >> roger, it was so beautifully shot and the thing tt struck me with it. we see your children in it and we see the journey and when we see your father's resting place and the story about your
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grandfather. at one point, somebody in the concert said your father would be very proud of you. i was struck by that. what did that mean hearing from that a total stranger? >> it was interesting because every night, wherever we are in the world, i always have 20 wounded men who come to the show and i meet them at halftime and spend most of the gap talking to them, which is always very rewarding. this one guy was a bit older than the rest and standing in the background. just as i was leaving, he stood in my way and put his hand out. so i took his hand. this is in the film. that moment isn't me describing it. then he looked me in the eye and he wouldn't let go of my hand. i was trying to get back on stage because the second half was about to begin. and he looked me in the eye and he said, "it affects me even now saying it." he said, "your father would be proud of you." and i said, oh, my god.
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so i was really overemotional walking to the stage to start singing "hey you." >> how old was your father when he died? >> 30. >> how old were you? >> 5 months. he died on february 18th, 1944. >> how do you think that affected your life? >> well, a lot. i spent the first couple of years of my life fairly convinced that if i tried hard enough, i could somehow get him back, you know? apparently, i used to tell my mother, i'm going to go to italy and get my dad back and she would say, no, you can't, he is dead. blah, blah, blah. and i just would say i was going to go on a trek because that seemed like the most powerful thing to do. all right, then i shall take a double-decker bus apparently. this was a very determined youngster. >> was leaving pink floyd simply
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something you had to do? >> leaving them? somebody had to leave them. >> leading them? somebody had to lead them. >> he said leaving. >> not leading. >> both of those things. >> exactly! >> leading, first, and leaving later. >> but leaving. >> yeah. yeah. absolutely. i mean, only because we had been working together very successfully and for 20 years. but people grow in different ways and we change as the years go by and the time had come where we had diverged musically and philosophically and i needed to get out from underneath the umbrella. >> regrets about the way you left? it was a big story at the time. >> well, yes. yeah, it was a big story. let me say this. i, at the time, thought that as
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there was only going to be two people left from the original band, that maybe the band was done. as it turns out, i discovered that people were only interested in property and the name pink floyd was extreme valuable. so when i said this to lawyers, they said to me, are you insane? nobody cares a damn about that. you cannot return. you cannot take a decision to take something that is valuable and retire it. i went, oh, okay, thank you. so that was the end of it. i have no problems with it. >> all right. >> none at all. >> roger waters, thank you for being here. >> is this it? >> yes. >> would you like us to sing "we need no education"? do you feel like that, roger? people have been singing it all morning. would you like to give it a go? >> perhaps we could wait until after lunch? >> roger waters, "the wall" comes to theaters for one night
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i'm a gamer, so i like to have goals. i like special missions and secret objectiv. so here is my special mission for this talk. i'm going to try to increase the life span of every single person in this room by seven and a half minutes. >> that is a game developer and researcher jane mcgonigal. er ted talk videos on the power of gaming is having more than 1 million clicks online and one of 155 million americans who play a video game and more than a hobby for her. she is learning what she learned to tackle life's challenges and that is a topic of "super better" her new book. jane, good morning to you. >> good morning, gayle. >> this is something that everybody wants, everybody needs and you got it because you had a concussion is how it started with you. >> i did.
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i was in my home office. i sit up too quickly underneath an open cabinet door and it turns out you can hit yourself in the head with a force of a football tackle doing that so people should keep their cabinet doors shut. >> what is the super better method? >> i've been researching the psychology of games by the time i hit my head. >> you have a ph.d. in this? >> i do. the superbetter method is a way to bring the same psychological strengths to realize challenges. >> why do games have that impact on your brain? >> every time you play a game you're tackling a challenge whether it's trying to get the puzzle pieces in pace or you're trying to overcome a an obstacle and it gets the brain excited and motivated and it's goal-oriented and it wants to learn and improve. >> you know what i like about this? you backed this up with science. there have been some incredible
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studies done about that that it works. simple activities that have been scientifically tested. >> the worst thing you can do for your body is sit still. i don't know if you've heard that sitting is like smoking. one of the power to superbetter is put your hands over your head as high as you can for five seconds. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5! and that actually gets your metabolic system reboot. >> people think you're weird when you do it but you're saying you feel better. >> you can also get up and take three steps if you want to be more casual about it. >> the science says if you're feeling down or bored to watch certain types of videos. >> it turns out looking at videos of baby animals gives awe positive, powerful emotional boost and helps you concentrate more and be more productive. >> why do you think that is? you look at them and you go, ah, so cute. you feel better watching them. >> they have actually shown in studies this is one of the
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easiest ways to spark a feeling of love in people and you feel so much compassion for these little baby animals and that feeling of love is a really powerful thing to have. you can just spark that positive emotion whenever you want. >> what do you do for anxiety? >> this is really interesting. so when you feel anxiety, you know, you butterflies in the stomach and adrenaline going. a lot of people try to calm down. i need to be calm. that is really hard to switch your physical state that way. so it turns out that it's much easier to tell yourself that you're excited instead of anxious. and because excitement feels the same as anxiety. your brain can't really tell the difference between those two physical states. >> what is deep breathing have to do with this too? >> deep breathing? >> yes. >> deep breathing is a way people try to calm down but it can be very hard to switch your mind and body, so actually if you're battling the bad guys' anxiety it's more effective. i was doing this back stage
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actually. >> can you get this, jane, without going through some type of trauma or some type of sdi difficulty? >> there is something called post-traumat post-traumatic growth you can be a happier, braver person and happens with trauma. researchers have found you can have this transformative experience if you tackle the kind of challenge that will really test your limits and put you under stress, like, training for a marathon, becoming a parent for the first time, maybe trying to read a book? >> try to read a book? >> write a book! >> really? that is a test? >> i love that. >> it can also help you lose weight and other things. jane mcgonigal, great to have you here. thank you so much "superbetter" is on sale now. ♪q
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guess not. you got to stick up for yourself, like with the name your price tool. people tell us their budget, not the other way around. aren't you lactose intolerant? this isn't lactose. it's milk. ♪ we are surrounded by pets.
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. we feature some of prince george's fine art today. donny simpson joins us live in studio. wednesday september 16th, this is great day washington. . good morning welcome to great day washington. today we're going to continue celebrating hispanic heritage month i'm going to jump in the kitchen later on with ron and steal secrets on guacamole. and donny simpson will be here to talk about what it's been like returning to the dc airwaveses and his plans


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