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>> o'donnell: trump crosses the border. mending fences-- >> and i happen to have a tremendous feeling for mexican-americans. >> o'donnell: and building walls. >> as for who pays for the wall, we didn't discuss it. >> o'donnell: also tonight, the governorla decanres emergency in florida as tropical storm hermine batters the state. a u.s. navy landing goes terribly wrong. we'll show you what happened next. and the college football play of the week, making a young boy's day. >> reporter: yooou lupked and there he was? >> yeah. >> reporter: and what did he say? >> he said, "what's up, dude in? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> o'donnell: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. well, it was not exactly on par with nixon's opening to china, but after months of harsh talk about mexico, mexicans, and mexican-americans, donald trump made a surprise trip south of the border today. he met privately with mexico's president, then stood side by side with him to address the press. trump looked the same as ever, but his words had a distinctly softer tone. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump arrived in mexico and took a helicopter to want presidential palace. that to avoid mexico city traffic and scattered street protests. after his meeting with mexican president enrique pena nieto, a harsh critic of trump's, the g.o.p. nominee said this about his push for a wall on the border between the two countries: >> we recognize and respect the right of either country to build a physical barrier or
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any of its borders. >> reporter: on his promise that mexico would pay for the wall, trump punted. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a very preliminary meeting. >> reporter: trump identified five goals for u.s.-mexico relations. not included-- deportation of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, many from mexico, living in the u.s. a more restrained and diplomatic trump described illegal border crossings and drug trade as a bilateral concern. >> it's not a one-way street. we'll work together and we will get those problems solved. >> reporter: president pena nieto took pains to remind trump in terms of net migration, more mexicans are returning home than coming to the u.s., and he urged respect from trump, a veiled reference to his derogatory comments about mexico. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. their rapists. r
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take the edge off his own harsh rhetoric. >> mr. president, i want to thank you. this has been a tremendous honor, and i call you a friend. >> reporter: and one of the overriding goals of this hastily arranged trip make trump appear presidential and capable on the diplomatic stage. norah, trump will tackle another priority with a speech here tonight, designed to clarify his position ogz deportation and offer some specifics on constructing and financing that wall on the southern border. >> o'donnell: major garrett in arizona. thank you. trump's visit to mexico was aimed at part at winning the support of latino voters. mireya villarreal got reaction in los angeles. >> reporter: this afternoon in l.a. county, immigration activists loaded into a van and headed to a local registration office where they helped latino residents register to vote. for them, this election is personal. >> this issue is so important to the imgrant community. >> reporter: orgers, polo morales, whose mother was deported back in the 70s and later became a u.s. citizen, believes wilna
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him. do you feel like this meeting is a way to try to manipulate latino voters? the way that we see it, it's becoming a political circus. i think he's made it very clear on where he stands and he's not going to change that. >> reporter: 27 million latinos are eligible to vote in the u.s. in the 2012 presidential election, 11 million latinos voted. at least 13 million are expected to vote this year. a new poll shows hillary clinton with a 55% favorable rating among latinos, versus trump with 18%. despite a much calmer trump talking about his meeting with president pena nieto, former u.s. treasurer and longtime republican activist rosario marin doubts his intentions. >> if he thinks all of a sudden because he's going there now, millions of mexicans are going to love him and millions here in the united states are going to love him, he is wrong. he's dead wrong. >> reporter: but there is some latino support for trump, including these people at a recent rally in anaheim. republican stris
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sanchez: >> there are a lot of latinos who are closet trump supporters. they are independent conservatives. they are concerned about border security, and they feel that donald trump, being an outsider, can get something done. >> reporter: as a whole, new voters are younger and more diverse. this particular group is hoping to register 10,000 new voters for this particular presidential election, and they are more than a quarter of the way there. norah, for those people wanting to vote in this upcoming presidential election, they have until the end of september to register. >> o'donnell: all right, mireya, thank you so much. a new poll out said shows 56% of americans have an ufer favorable opinion of hillary clinton. that's her worse showing ever. if it's any consolation to clinton, it's better than the 63% for donald trump. while he was in mexico today, she was campaigning in cincinnati. here's nancy cordes. >> dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours, and then flying home again, that is not how it works. >> reporter: in a speech to the americaneg
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condemned trump's approach to diplomacy. >> you don't build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. you do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships, getting countries working together was my jock every day as your secretary of state. >> reporter: to drive home the contrast, her campaign compiled a list of every tweet trump has ever written about america's southern ally. "mexico is not our friend," he said in one. slamming its "totally corrupt government" in another. clinton met with the mexican president herself in 2014 and has not announced plans to go back. she's got some ground to make up in this country after spending most of the past two weeks fund-raising. her low public profile enabled trump to dominate the conversation. >> it's impossible to tell where the clinton
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the state department begins. >> reporter: one result is that clinton's favorability ratings have dropped by nine point among women and 16 points among hispanics, just since the start of the month, though she is still leading trump, norah, in virtually every national poll. >> o'donnell: all right, nancy cordes, thank you. north carolina caught a break today when a tropical system that threatened the outer banks moved out to sea, but tropical storm hermine formed in the gulf of mexico and could become the first hurricane to hit florida's mainland since wilma nearly 11 years ago. four million people are in its path. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: pounding surf and gusting winds were the first signs of tropical storm hermine's arrival on florida's west coast today. in the coastal town of gulfport, the storm's first rain band submerged neighborhood streets in almost a foot of water. the water quickly
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yard into a pond. >> i'm pretty worried. >> reporter: debby deade is all right fighting ankle-deep water in her mother's home. >> the water has been really bad. we actually have a pump inside ready to go to flow out the water out here. >> reporter: the storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow, soaking portions of the florida coast with as much as 15 inches of rain. hermine has not reached hurricane strength, but governor rick scott is still warning floridaians about the dangerous storm. >> we're going to see some water. don't drive into it. we're going to see downed power lines. be careful. don't drive around hem. >> reporter: wolfgang deininger and karen love walked around their gulfport neighborhood to check out the early flooding. the two residents say they've already made preparations for the storm. >> sandbags. i've got sandbags in the back of my jeep. we're driving around, seeing if anybody needs any. >> reporter: there are still some people out here enjoying the beach, but they're going to have to be careful with the
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norah, area schools are canceled tomorrow in anticipation of the storm. >> o'donnell: we want to bring in eric fisher, our chief meteorologist in our sister station in boston, wbz. he is tracking hermine as well as two hurricanes in the pacific. eric, you have looked at it all. how intense is this going to get? >> norah we have watched the system for two weeks and today reaching tropical storm status and looking much more organized than it has over the course of the last couple of weeks and further strengthening is expected before landfall to a strong tropical storm and maybe getting to cat 1 hurricane status. we have warnings from the tampa area, reaching around into the panhandle. also, storm surge is going to be a big issue. the hurricane center has a new product, these storm surge maps. i would really recommend anyone who lives this that area to check out those mams on the hurricane center's web site. making landfall late tomorrow night in florida, moving up across southeast georgia and
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what happens after that is a little less certain. we'll watch the storm stall out just south of long island as we head into the weekend. indication we are going to see strong impacts around the mid-atlantic, strong winds and heavy rainfall into saturday and sunday. and i think the heavy rain is a big thing focus in on, from florida right up along the east coast, with the farther westward track, we could be talking about several inches of flooding rain. then we look to the pacific, two hurricanes to watch, madeline and lester. madeline has been weakening. tropical stormings are out for the big island. >> o'donnell: in the mediterranean about 1800 migrant were rescued just today amid a new exodus from north america. >> reporter: the image of the lifeless toddler who looked almost as if he was sleeping woke up the world to the refugee is
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alan kurdi and his family fled war-torn syria and tried to make the crossing to europe as hundreds of thousands had before them. in an inflatable raft crammed full of desperate people hoping for a new life. and they're still coming. this week alone, around 10,000 migrants have been rescued off the coast of libya, many escaping war and poverty in africa. more than 3,000 people are feared drowned so far this year, but these five-day-old twins made it to safety. the route that alan kurdi tried on take from turkey to greece has slowed to a trickle after europe made a deal with turkey to return migrants. but it that hasn't solved much. 60,000 people are now stranded in greece, 27,000 of them children, while over four
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precarious lives in middle east. many of them children without education or any hope for the future. out of those millions of syrian refugees, norah, the u.s. announced this week that it's taken in 10,000 people so far this year. >> o'donnell: holly williams in istanbul, thank you, holly. chicago's mayor is out with a new plan for civilian oversight of the police. now, the goal is to restore community trust that has badly eroded, even as gun violence has skyrocketed. dean reynolds is following this. >> reporter: at least 28 people were shot in chicago since monday morning. among the dead was 16-year-old elijah sims. his aunt wanda said what many have said before. >> please, please stop the senseless shooting. >> reporter: but the often scattershot gang violence has deified solutions and the problem is compounded by the toxic relationship between the
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sworn to protect. on tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel proposed a new public safety watchdog to identify police patterns and practices that may be unconstitutional and a more powerful police oversight board to replace an agency that almost never found the police at fault for anything over the last decade. of more than 400 police shootings since 2007, for example, it found only two unjustified. that, despite thousands of abuse complaint and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in legal settlements the city paid to victims of police misconduct. but it isn't always abuse that sours relations. >> my camera. >> no, you have to go. >> reporter: after the rapper che smith was held up saturday morning and tried to report the crime at his local police division, he was met with indifference and suspicion by the officers at the desk. >> she kept playing candy crush. >> reporter: the police later apologized. >> i don't believe that it's
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this issue is about culture of the chicago police and professionalism. >> reporter: the proof of the the damage all of this is doing is in the numbers. so far this year, chicago has more murders than new york and los angeles combined. and, norah, the long labor day weekend is looming. >> o'donnell: shocking to hear those numbers. dean reynolds, thank you so much. coming up next, a plane tumbles off a carrier deck. no one expected what happened next. ah, my poor mouth breather. allergies? stuffy nose? can't sleep? enough. take that. a breathe right nasal strip of course. imagine just put one on and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than allergy medicine alone. so you can breathe, and sleep. better than a catnap. shut your mouth and say goodnight, mouthbreathers. breathe right.
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>> o'donnell: it's been said the best pilots have ice water in their vains, and you're about to meet two who fit the bill. here's david martin. >> reporter: watch what happened last march when a navy radar plane landed on the carrier "eisenhower." the arresting wire stand, and instead of lurching to a halt, the 45,000-pound turboprop went off the front of the ship, completely disappearing from
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long time. you ever had a close call like that? >> uh, i've had some close calls, but that was the really, really close call there, sir. >> reporter: lieutenant matt halliwell was the pilot of a plane that unlike most carrier aircraft, has no ejection sites. the only way out for the three men aboard was to crawl through an overhead escape hatch after they hit the water. would you really have been able to get out? >> it's kind of rolling the dice at that point. >> reporter: big roll of the dice. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: three lives. >> reporter: lieutenant commander kellen smith, who is still aboard the "eisenhower" and spoke to us from the persian gulf was sitting next to halliwell in the cockpit as his plane went off the end. the plane disappeared for four full seconds, but it was the actions the crew took in the first second that saved them. smith pushed the plane's flaps down to give it more lift. halliwell pushed the
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to full power and retracting the landing gear to decrease drag. were you saying anything like, "come on?" >> it was pretty quietly, actually, which was probably the best since we were just able to focus on what we needed to do. >> reporter: watching in slow motion, you can see the arresting wire after it snapped whipping across the flight deck. eight crew members suffered broken bones. an investigation blamed faulty maintenance, but credited the flight crew with phenomenal airmanship. >> reporter: two days later, halliwell and smith flew back to the carrier again. david martin, cbs news, norfolk, virginia. >> o'donnell: and the battle against zika next. appen by funding scientific breakthroughs, advancing public policy, and providing local support to those living with the disease and their caregivers.
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while. here's mark strassmann to tell it. >> reporter: montford middle school's cafeteria served up something special on tuesday. a hand full of florida state football players were visiting and walked in for lunch. one of them, travis rudolph, the team's star wide receiver, noticed one sixth grader in particular. >> i saw him by himself, and i was just like, "can i have a seat with you and eat with you?" he was like, "sure, why not." we just started off having a good conversation. >> i was sitting on this side. >> reporter: that kid was 11-year-old bo paske. you looked up and there he was? >> yeah. >> reporter: and what did he say? >> he said, "what's up, dude?" >> reporter: someone nearby took this photo of bo and travis having lunch. notice everyone else in the picture is sitting far away. you see, bo has autism, and often eats lunch by himself. >> on the days that he's sitting alone, i think those are the days that it pothers me more than it bothers him. >> reporter: leah paske is bo's mother. she posted the photo
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saying, "this is one day i didn't have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes." the post went viral. >> i'm just, um, moved with emotion at his generosity and his ceendness. i don't know what made him pick bo, but i'm so grateful he did. >> rudolph to the 10! >> reporter: travis rudolph could score a million touchdowns this season and never come close to making one family so happy. >> i haven't gone through bullying, but i've seen it. and i don't like it. i don't approve of bullying. i feel like that's wrong. actually, that's a cool person. i'll hang out with him any day. >> reporter: it gets better. at school today, all the kids wanted to have lunch with bo. >> i'm a super star. everybody recognizes me. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, tallahassee. >> o'donnell: well done, travis. that's the cbs evening news. for scott
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