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tural resources defense council. >> three feet of sea level rise and miami is venice, new orleans is going, the everglades are under water. and three feet of global sea level rise is at the lower end of what scientists expect by the end of this century. >> reporter: mr. trump wants to cancel the paris accords, an agreement reached last near by 190 nations, including the u.s., which commits them to reduce fossil fuel emissions. >> history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet. >> reporter: ebell, who did not respond to our request for a comment, also wants to repeal president obama's clean power plan, regulations intended to turn the nation away from cold and toward wind and solar power. but deans says he is far from giving up. you're still hoping he will moderate his views from fr what he says on the campaign trail. >> very much so. >> reporter: what will happen if he doesn't?
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if you run over somebody, 's it usually because you were driving too fast or you didn't look before you turned or you didn't stop for someone in the crosswalk. always be alert. pedestrians don't come with airbags.
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y25eiy y16fy people take action against housing discrimination? my co-worker was pressured by her landlord to pay her rent with sexual favors. my neighbor was told she needs to get rid of her dog, even though he's an assistance animal. housing discrimination is illegal. if you think you've been a victim, report it to hud. like we did. narrator: they all reported discrimination and were able to secure their fair housing rights under the law.
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president-elect's daughter ivanka trump, is taking heat for
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touting the seen on tv bracelet which sells for more than $10,000. you may recall our story last night on the potential conflicts of interest for trump businesse businesses. tonight, folks are being urged to wear masks after large fires. mark strassman is on the fire line. >> reporter: this is one flag of one wildfire, the rock mountain fire five miles into the woods of north georgia. already 25,000 acres have been burned. chad supervisors the fire. if this continues they will plunge into a new wilderness.
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and the fire just changes quickly. >> you're working against a drought, low humidity, and lots of leaves. >> we have to establish our line and then pretty much clean it every day as the new leaves continue to fall. >> from space, you can see smoke from seven states, burning more than 100,000 acres. 5,000 firefighters, many with expertise from many states are rk in north carolina, the party rock fire has charred more than 25,000 acres, and scared people like teresa wheeler. >> you just don't know what you will come home to. >> one of the goals is to stop the wildfire from spreading into north carolina, what will help is rain, but meteorologists working with the firefighters say there is no significant rain
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scott? >> mark strassman, thanks. coming up next, from trash to treasure, kitchen waste is now powering heavy jets. and then later, from man to
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>> pelley: some of america's best fighter jets can soar without using a drop of oil for fuel. don dahler has a look at the navy's great green fleet. >> reporter: this ea-18 growler can go over 1,100 miles an hour. it costs $68 million. and it's flying on 100% biofuel made from things like kitchen grease and plant seeds. secretary of the navy, ray mabus. the engine doesn't function any differently with biofuels. >> it may burn a little cleaner, but, no. otherwise, the engine doesn't notice a difference. >> reporter: in 2009, maybus
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why has this been such a priority with you? >> well, it's to make us better war fighters. energy is a vulnerability. energy can be used as a weapon.7 petroleum had to be added to biofuel for it to pack enough punch to be feesable, but a panama city, florida company, ara, was working on a process to make sterile water in remote areas when they stumbled on a way to make biofuels identical to petroleum. >> from this material, we make jet diesel. >> reporter: chuck redd is the company's vice president of field development. >> it's a material that has all the same molecules as petroleum crude but from a renewable feed stock. >> reporter: one of those feed stocks is ethiopian mustard seeds that can be grown in arid ground and can be used by
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grease from water treatment plants and kitchens. ara's senior vice president glen mcdonald saw an opportunity for his company and the world. >> i hope that one day all diesel vehicles are operated with our fuel. i hope all commercial jets are operated with our fuel. >> reporter: as for the u.s. navy, that goal is well under way. alternative fuels now power 30% of naval ships and 50% of its bases. don dahler, cbs news, panama >> pelley: up next, families brought closer together by
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>> pelley: college graduates are drowning in debt. in fact, in the past 20 years, the average student debt has more than tripled, and now tops $30,000. jill schlesinger has tonight's "eye on money." >> reporter: living with his parents in verona, new jersey, is not what 23-year-old anthony decandia envisioned after graduating from college last year. but then again, he didn't envision being $80,000 in student debt, either. >> obviously, i love my family. i love the free food, and i love my dog, but i'm just ready to move on and live on my own. and it's just tough because with these loans and all this debt us millennials have, we can't. >> reporter: decandia's story is one of more than 75 million other millennials, juggling debt and economic uncertainty. consider this: for the first time, more millennials are living with parents than with spouses or partners. and since the recession, young adults have been slower to buy
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27-year-old crystal white just got engaged. she and her fiance rent a small apartment in l.a. plans for a wedding and buying a house are on hiatus as they chip away at their combined student loans that top $100,000. >> things have, at least been delayed by two to three years from where we want them to be. >> reporter: white, a graphic designer, has been meeting her student loan obligations and paying o c >> i think it's just really important to no longer view millennials as just whining kids. we're adults. we're professionals, and we're working really hard to get where our parents were and to do better than our parents because i-- you know, that's supposed to be the dream, right? >> pelley: so, jill, if people like crystal white are living paycheck to paycheck, hoping the car doesn't break down, how can can they save? >> reporter: you know, it's amazing. she is setting aside 2% of her
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to do-- pick some small amount, get into the habit of saving, and as your budget allows, you increase it slowly but you've got to start somewhere. >> pelley: and the magic ingredient is time. start early. >> reporter: indeed. thank you so much. >> thanks. >> we love this story in the news room today. >> reporter: at the vatican today archbishop cupich gave pope francis a cubs hat so he, too, could celebrate their world series win. later this week, the pope will ve hat as he elevates cupich to cardinal-- a cubs/cardinals double header. now, can you hold on for a few seconds? then you, too, can join the latest fad. we'll show you as soon as we come back. don't move. >> tonights eye on money segment
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>> pelley: finally tonight, the latest pop culture phenomenon has given us pause, so we did. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: the rules are simple-- get a group together, strike a pose, then stay still as the camera weaves through a scene frozen in time, like walking through a picture.
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pleaser >> reporter: we don't know exactly why but it all started around halloween with these student at a jacksonville high school, using the hashtag mannequin challenge. then other schools joined in their classrooms, lunch rooms, and pep rallies. many are set to rap duo rae sremmurd's song "black beatles." that girl is a real crowd >> reporter: one of the real beatles, paul mccartney, did his version, tweeting, "love tho black beatles now it's just exploded. here's last weekend's garth brooks concert. and pro teams are in on the game, too, like the n.f.l.'s new york giants, and the n.b.a.'s cleveland cavaliers in the white house with the first lady. former presidential candidate hillary clinton and her staff paused on election day last week, and funny man kevin hart
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these preschoolers from east orange, new jersey, beat that video by eight million views. who did it the best? >> me! >> me! >> reporter: another you can come over here. and they didn't mind a little coaching to help boost those numbers. another you ready? freeze! and here at cbs, we may be all about hard news, but we're not as stiff as you think. michelle miller, cbs news, new yo >> pelley: just kidding. and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. >> for some of us the news continues, for others, check back with us for the morning news. from the broadcast center in new york city.
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>> this is "the cbs overnight news." the president-elect and a team divided trying to put together an administration. just yesterday, the former committee member mike rogers was pushed off the team and others refuse to come on board. with only two months before the nomination, not only does trump need to name his cabinet secretaries but he needs to fill
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cabinet. >> reporter: vice president- elect mike pence arrived at trump tower to finalize cabinet recommendations with president- elect donald trump. sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled. in the aftermath of trump's dismissal last week of chris christie as transition chair. pence is now in charge and scrambling to increase staff and work flow, especially in the president-elect's main transition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends to make national security nominations first. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is the current front- runner for secretary of state. also vying for the post, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, who appeared on fox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. secretary of state? let's start there. >> well, you know, i'm kind of old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the president-elect's decision. >> reporter: giuliani is pushing hard for the job and his long- standing friendship with mr.
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>> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general now is alabama senator jeff sessions. sessions was the first senator to support mr. trump in key sessions aides served the president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself from mr. trump during her campaign, but she would be the first woman nominated to lead the pentagon. >> meanwhile, mr. trump's election of steve bannon continues to cause controversy. chip reid has a look at the man
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>> his appointment of bannon is proof of mr. trump's direction of this country. >> a navy veteran, bannon earned his investor, later acquiring rights to the feldman series. >> bann non has been really the leader of the splinter group for the republicans. >> that was the role he enjoyed,
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stick, and being as offensive as i think he could be. >> reportedly drawing more than 20 million readers a month, breitbart has been known for conservative lines, saying that birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. his personal life is mired in controversy, he was charged with domestic violence and battery, when his ex-wife says he battered her. she accused bannon of blocking a school, because he didn't want the girls going to school with jews. ban onhas denied that accusation. he was responsible for several attention-grabbing moments. including this press conference with multiple bill clinton
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power, but his job will be to keep trump as somebody who is distinctly outside the political system. >> in response to a cbs inquiry about the alt-right movement, the spokesperson said nothing could be further from the truth. he has worked with people of all backgrounds and worked with diversity during his career. now he admitted that while some white attracted to certain philosophies of the alt-right, he believes there are elements of the hard left that attract certain extremists, as well. >> delta is working on baggage issues. kris van cleave has the details from reagan national airport. >> reporter: you see the chip here at the center of the
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while it does double the cost of the tags at 9 cents apiece, it could save airlines up to $3 billion over the next several years. what is inside this bag tag could change the airline industry and could guarantee your luggage doesn't get lost. delta is the first carrier to replace traditional paper tags with an rfid chip. the new $50 allows realtime tracking of every tracked bag. >> we are changing the game with the performance. >> reporter: he is a senior vice president of delta. >> we believe it already has a 5 to 10% reduction on the number of bags we handle in our system. >> reporter: once the bag is tagged, the system tracks it through the ticket counter, to the bag room, to the tarmac. and if this light turns red that
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loading process. victor derosa is a baggage handler. >> it takes out some of the error? >> absolutely, we're all human, whether you change your plan or decided not to go or whether we were just thinking about something else and not paying attention to that specific bag tag it catches it for us. >> there is a reason delta is spending millions of dollars to implement this new system. or lost, it costs the airline $100 or more. >> starting today, passengers will get push alert updates like these on their smartphones. from the app, they can pull up a map tracking the bag's location. >> it gives you more peace of mind? >> yes, yes, i would definitely say i get more peace of mind if my luggage is with me, if i
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push alerts to fliers and alaska is testing electronic bag tags that update through a mobile app and last for two years. >> the cbs overnight news will
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there are new questions about the role president-elect donald trump's children will play in his administration. cbs news has learned the transition team has asked the white house how trump's oldest children and son-in-law would go about getting top secre security clearances. julianna goldman broke this story and has the details from washington. >> reporter: well, the sources tell us that the president-elect donald trump's transition team is looking to tap some of his adult children as national security advisers, and that they would in the be able to receive the top security clearances. now, even if it doesn't happen during the transition, trump would still be able to put in
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prosecu president. now looking at the rules, the nepotism rules does not stop them from working in the white house. it is common for others to get top secret security measures, but family members is something unprecedented, given that his kids don't have national security backgrounds. now watch dogs ar alarms, saying that the fact wants his children armed with access to some of the top secret issues raises questions about them playing a role in the administraton and also running the businesses and whether they could use that for financial business. now, last night, the reporter was told that trump did not request this for his children and that trump had not filled
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clearances. the spokesperson said it is not something i expect right now. and the senate relations committee bob corker was tapped to be nominated as secretary of state. but that appears to be going to rudy giuliani. there was a discussion on cbs this morning. >> look, i think we let this process complete. we know who the person is. it is going to be my job to lead the confirmation but handicap people at this moment would just be inappropriate. let's let it play out. >> what would you like to see in a secretary of state? >> well, obviously, it's the person who is best able to advance our national interests around the world. and obviously, it's someone that has to deal with diplomats, but at the same time i think we see that there is going to be pretty
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president as to how he addresses many issues. someone is going to have to have the ability and be in an environment where they're productive and able to do that. look, this is the beginning, i know that people are just getting started. and let's let this play out and i do look forward to helping out in any way i can in the confirmation process. >> well, secretary your name did come up as a candidate.
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steve bannon, we don't know your feelings about that. >> well, that is somebody who i don't know, reince priebus is somebody i had dinner with and spent a lot of time with. i think he will be a great chief of staff. the other gentleman, i had never met. i was listening to your reporting just a moment ago and learned some things that i have so we'll see. >> you didn't know that steve bannon was the head of breitbart, and that they had headlines like that. >> i did hear of him, but am learning as i go. >> he is the first to hear that he was designating his children national security advisers so
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security clearances. we also know that they will be running mr. trump's large business empire. do you see a conflict of interest? >> first of all, it's my understanding and i don't know, i think you're reporting what you've heard. my understanding they didn't actually make that request. they asked if it was appropriate. at least one of his aides mentioned. but my guess is that that is not going to happen. that is not the conflict would not likely exist. >> well, president-elect trump has spoken with vladimir putin as head of the foreign relations committee. how do you see that going? >> look, there are some things we have in common with russia and should work with them, terrorism is one of those. on the other hand, putin has
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face it has worked against our national interest. i think it's always positive when two leaders of a country begin on a positive note. obviously, mr. putin will have to change the way he deals with the world for that to be a constructive relationship. maybe with mr. trump being in office that will change. t guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours?
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superstar elton john has a gold-studded collection of songs that are familiar to just about everyone. but he also has a very important collection of photographs, some of which are on display in london. >> reporter: 200 photographs went on display this past week in london, the pictures in "the ra pioneering images from the 1920s to the 50s, all came from one man. sir elton john. he began his collection 20 years ago. >> most people think that would be hung the other way, but that's not right. >> reporter: it's now considered one of the most important in the world. >> how many photographs do you
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>> 8 thousand? >> so i have been told. >> reporter: many are hung in his 17,000 square foot apartment in atlanta. >> and it's just, i don't know, it's kind of taken over my life. i must buy at least three or four photographs a week. >> really? >> yeah, i just bought three this morning. >> reporter: sir elton's passion developed during a period of personal in 1990, after selling off his vast collection of art and furniture, he went into rehab for alcohol addiction. >> all my pictures seemed to fade to black and white. >> reporter: when he came out he replaced it with a new addiction, photography. >> and i never noticed photography as an art form
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photograph taken by a lot of great photographers. >> reporter: had something changed with you? >> yeah, i got sober, you see everything in a different context, you have clarity, a bit more wisdom, hopefully. >> reporter: the fact that it went along with your sobriety meant what? >> i don't know, i really don't. it was like a gift, you got sober and now look at this gift i'm going to give you, because have learned so much collecting photography. >> reporter: what do you think you saw? >> i saw beauty that i had never seen before. >> reporter: this is the picture that changed everything for sir elton. man ray's 1932 imagine called "glass tears". >> this huge a huge leap. >> reporter: he bought a vintage
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almost $200,000, a record price for a photograph at the time. were you actually monitoring the auction when it happened? >> no, of course not. >> reporter: so you didn't know what it was until you paid? >> no. >> reporter: when you found out what the cost was, what did you think? >> wow. i thought i had gone nuts. i thought well, [ bleep ], and everybody in my organization thought i had gone nuts. >> reporter: yeah, but that was a big, big step. a first major step of be a serious collector. >> reporter: the show features vintage prints made by the artists themselves. including andre kortej's postage stamp, under water swimmer, printed in 1917. >> i couldn't believe it was taken in 1917, it could have been taken yesterday and it was so beautiful.
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1924. >> it's a bit like the mona lisa, i think, her face, the sorrow, this is am i going to be able to feed my children tomorrow. >> reporter: you don't dip into things? >> i was born in 1947, grew up when times were quite hard, i just found solace i that may be strange to people, but it wasn't strange to me. music and objects kind of got me through the bad times. collecting, i have always collected. >> reporter: and he will collect controversial work, unsettling images like the photograph of the fallen man taken on 9/11, by associated press photographer richard drew. >> i have that photograph, took me two years to get it. >> reporter: why did you want
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beautiful image of something so tragic, probably one of the most perfect photographs ever taken. >> reporter: he brought it out from his archive for us. >> it is probably a shot nobody would want on their wall. >> reporter: did you have reservations about your own interest in it? >> no, because it's an important event, as important as the naked gi and the little boy there, i desperately want that ogphot. raph e we'rngtryi to get it. it's just important to have them. >> reporter: his homes in atlanta, england, and beverly hills have become galleries for his obsession. but now, the sir elton john collection is on a bigger stage. how do you feel about having a show at the tate? >> i'm honored, very excited. interested to see what people
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so what is the secret to well, one couple found it hidden in a cupboard, and steve hartman found them on the road. >> reporter: brandon and kathy of northville, michigan, have been married nine years now and yet they just recently opened their last wedding present. >> it was by far the greatest gift because it taught us so many lessons about how to be married. >> reporter: the present was from kathy's great aunt allison,
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do not open until the first disagreement. >> and break in case of emergency, i hope this works. >> reporter: they say they needed it many times but never opened it. >> you kind of wonder, do you need to open it now, do we need it right now? but what if the next spat is worse, and we didn't have the box, then what? so it sat on the top shelf of the kitchen pantry, through all the arguments of dishes un doors, even when they thought it was not worth it any more, brandon and kathy refused to surrender to the last wedding present. they finally opened the gift recently, not because they were fighting but because they were not, and had not for quite sometime. after nine years of solving their differences, brandon and kathy felt they would not need it any more. what they found was remarkable,
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salts, nothing that could really stop a fight at all. and that is when it hit them. that the real gift was not anything in the box. that the real gift, the priceless gift had been staring at them all along. >> everything we needed we had between us. we just had to figure it out on our own. >> reporter: by not turning to the box, brandon and kathy say they were forced to learn tolerance, compromise and patience. something we could all use more because there is nothing magical about wedding gifts or ballot boxes. the keys to harmony are in us, all we have to do is dig deep and find them. steve hartman, on the road, in northville, michigan. >> that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues, for others, check back with us later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning.
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york city thank you for joining us. >> pelley: transition trouble. prthe esident-elect and a team divided trying to put together an administration. another top adviser is out. who will be secretary of state? >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i d >> pelley: also tonight, the battle in the south against fiwildres fed by autumn leaves. you fear that you're going to lose everything you have. >> pelley: the u.s. military puts its faith in a mustard seed to fuel this aircraft. for the latest online fad?
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>> pelley: maybe it's his reality show experience, but president-elect trump seems to be firing more than he's hiring. here in new york, he's working to put together an administration in 66 days, and he has more than 4,000 political appointees to hire. but in the latest, trump turmoil, former congressman mike rogers, considered a possible candidate for c.i.a. director, was forced off the transition team today. and that's just three days after the head of the transition team was unexpectedly replaced by vice president-elect mike pence. we have more now from major garrett. >> reporter: vice president- elect mike pence arrived at trump tower to finalize cabinet recommendations with president- elect donald trump. sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled. in the aftermath of trump's dismissal last week of chris
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pence is now in charge and scrambling to increase staff and work flow, especially in the president-elect's main transition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends to make national security nominations first. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is the current front- runner for secretary of state. also vying for the post, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, who appeared on fox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. secretary of state? let's start there. old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the president-elect's decision. >> reporter: giuliani is pushing hard for the job and his long- standing friendship with mr. trump gives him an edge. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general now is alabama senator jeff sessions.
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sessions aides served the president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself from mr. trump during her campaign, but she would be the first woman nominated to lead the pentagon. the president-elect received his first classified presidential daily briefing today. that's the same intelligence briefing president obama receives each day. scott, we've also learned all but one of the trump children now have secret service protection. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. in athens, today, president obama took on the role of the greek's mythical cassandra, and sending home a warning on politics. but will it be heard? here's nancy cordes. >> the 20th century was a bloodbath. >> reporter: president obama alluded to the world wars and
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of mr. trump's victory. >> we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an "us" and a "them." >> reporter: his comments came amid a series of politically and rationally tinged vandalism and threats in the wake of last week's election. in columbus last night, an ohio state univer arrested for violently shoving an anti-trump protester in the student union. >> people are fearful. >> reporter: senate democrats accused mr. trump today of stoking that fear by appointing steve bannon to be his chief strategist. bannon is the head of breitbart, the conservative outlet that hailed the glorious heritage of the confederate flag and called trump critic bill kristol a "renegade jew." earlier this year, bannon said
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conservative movement with elements of white nationalism. oregon senator jeff merkley: >> we call on president-elect trump to exclude the proponents of discrimination and hatred from the ranks of his administration, and that includes immediately firing steve bannon as his chief strategist. >> reporter: but house speaker paul ryan said mr. trump has the right to choose his own team and repeatedly refused to criticize bannon. >> this is a person who helped him win an incredible victory in an incredible campaign. >> reporter: he and his g.o.p. colleagues are uniting around mr. trump, some even donned "make america great again" hats at their weekly meetings. louisiana's steve scalise. >> inside the tag you see, "made in the u.s.a." there are going to be a lot more things made in the u.s.a. when this new administration comes in. >> reporter: privately, some republicans expressing concerns about bannon's high-level role, but they are wary of getting cross-wise with the new president-elect, especially,
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to be making across the government. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. well, another one of those hires is a well-known critic of climate science who does not believe that fossil fuels are warming the planet. his assignment-- staffing the environment protection agency. here's chip reid. >> a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump has left little doubt where he stands on the issue of climaha he wants a dramatic increase in the production of coal and oil, which he says will create jobs, and his e.p.a. transition team is being led by myron ebell, a leading climate change skeptic. ebell, who is not a scientist, disagrees with the overwhelming majority of the climate scientists who say the driving force behind the warming planet is the burning of fossil fuels. >> we believed that the so- called global warming consensus was not based on science but was
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>> reporter: bob deans is with the natural resources defense council. >> three feet of sea level rise and miami is venice, new orleans is going, the everglades are under water. and three feet of global sea level rise is at the lower end of what scientists expect by the end of this century. >> reporter: mr. trump wants to cancel the paris accords, an agreement reached last year by 190 nations, including the u.s., which commits them to reduce fossil fuel emissions. >> history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet. >> reporter: ebell, who did not respond to our request for a comment, also wants to repeal president obama's clean power plan, regulations intended to turn the nation away from cold
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solar power. but deans says he is far from giving up. you're still hoping he will moderate his viewsm frohafr w he says on the campaign trail. >> very much so. >> reporter: what will happen if he doesn't?
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[woman] the common core state standards helps students develop strong critical thinking skills- [boy] kinda like exercising my brain? yeah! see this old question? it doesn't tell me whether you understand the math, because you can just guess and get it right. [boy] eenie meanie miny mo! [woman] exactly. now try this new kind of question. [boy] hm, 3/2 is the same as 3 one halves; that's here at one and one half!
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and the number line. [boy] do i win anything? [woman. laughs] ah! ha-ha the president-elect's daughter ivanka trump took heat today for selling ice on 60 minutes.
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leslie stahl's show, and the incident was touted as selling it for more than $10,000. you may recall last night the potential conflicts of interests. and tonight, people are urged to wear protective masks. there is a thick haze in south from large fires. mark strassman is on thee >> reporter: this is one flank of wildfire, the rock mountain fire, five miles into the woods of north georgia. three major fires in the state have already burned more than 25,000 acres. chad colom supervises fires from montana. he knows it could plunge into the wilderness.
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behavior responds accordingly. and can escalate very quickly. >> you work against a drought, low humidity and lots of leaves which become fuel. >> we have to establish our lines and pretty much clean it every day as the leaves continue to fall. >> reporter: from space, you can see fires burning in seven states burning more than 100,000 acres. 5,000 firefighters, many with more expertise from western clock. in north carolina, the fire has charred more than 40,000 acres. >> you just don't know what you will hear next or come home to. you fear you will lose everything you have. >> reporter: one of the goals is to stop this wildfire from spreading further into the wilderness and into north carolina. what would help is rain. but meteorologists working with these firefighters say there is no significant rain in the
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>> pelley: some of america's best fighter jets can soar without using a drop of oil for fuel. don dahler has a look at the navy's great green fleet. can go over 1,100 miles an hour. it costs $68 million. and it's flying on 100% biofuel made from things like kitchen grease and plant seeds. secretary of the navy, ray mabus. the engine doesn't function any differently with biofuels. >> it may burn a little cleaner, but, no. otherwise, the engine doesn't notice a difference. >> reporter: in 2009, maybus
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why has this been such a priority with you? >> well, it's to make us better war fighters. energy is a vulnerability. energy can be used as a weapon. and when i came in, marines were using it for afghanistan. >> reporter: until recently, petroleum had to be added to biofuel for it to pack enough punch to be feasable, but a panama city, florida company, ara, was working on a process to make sterile water in remote areas when they stumbled on a way to make biofuels identical to petroleum. >> from this material, we make jet diesel. >> reporter: chuck redd is the company's vice president of field development. >> it's a material that has all the same molecules as petroleum crude but from a renewable feed stock. >> reporter: one of those feed stocks is ethiopian mustard seeds that can be grown in arid ground and can be used by farmers as a rotation crop.
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grease from water treatment plants and kitchens. ara's senior vice president glen mcdonald saw an opportunity for his company and the world. >> i hope that one day all diesel vehicles are operated with our fuel. i hope all commercial jets are operated with our fuel. >> reporter: as for the u.s. navy, that goal is well under way. alternative fuels now power 30% of naval ships and 50% of its bases. don dahler, cbs news, panama city, florida. >> pelley: up next, families
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>> pelley: college graduates are drowning in debt. in fact, in the past 20 years, the average student debt has more than tripled, and now tops $30,000. jill schlesinger has tonight's "eye on money." >> reporter: living with his parents in verona, new jersey, is not what 23-year-old anthony decandia envisioned after graduating from college last year. but then again, he didn't envision being $80,000 in student debt, either. >> obviously, i love my family. i love the free food, and i love my dog, but i'm just ready to move on and live on my own. and it's just tough because with these loans and all this debt us millennials have, we can't. >> reporter: decandia's story is one of more than 75 million other millennials, juggling debt and economic uncertainty. consider this: for the first time, more millennials are living with parents than with spouses or partners. and since the recession, young adults have been slower to buy
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27-year-old crystal white just got engaged. she and her fiance rent a small apartment in l.a. plans for a wedding and buying a house are on hiatus as they chip away at their combined student loans that top $100,000. >> things have, at least been delayed by two to three years from where we want them to be. >> reporter: white, a graphic designer, has been meeting her student loan obligations and paying off credit cards each month. >> i think it's just really important to no longer view millennials as just whining kids. we're adults. we're professionals, and we're working really hard to get where our parents were and to do better than our parents because i-- you know, that's supposed to be the dream, right? >> pelley: so, jill, if people like crystal white are living paycheck to paycheck, hoping the car doesn't break down, how can can they save? >> reporter: you know, it's amazing. she is setting aside 2% of her income to go into retirement.
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to do-- pick some small amount, get into the habit of saving, and as your budget allows, you increase it slowly but you've got to start somewhere. >> pelley: and the magic ingredient is time. start early. >> reporter: indeed. thank you so much. >> thanks. >> reporter: at the vatican today archbishop cupich gave pope francis a cubs hat so he, too, could celebrate their world series win. later this week, the pope will hat as he elevates cupich to cardinal-- a cubs/cardinals double header. now, can you hold on for a few seconds? then you, too, can join the latest fad. we'll show you as soon as we come back.
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>> pelley: finally tonight, the latest pop culture phenomenon has given us pause, so we did. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: the rules are simple-- get a group together, strike a pose, then stay still as the camera weaves through a scene frozen in time, like walking through a picture. that girl is a real crowd pleaser >> reporter: we don't know exactly why but it all started
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student at a jacksonville high school, using the hashtag mannequin challenge. then other schools joined in their classrooms, lunch rooms, and pep rallies. many are set to rap duo rae sremmurd's song "black beatles." that girl is a real crowd pleaser >> reporter: one of the real beatles, paul mccartney, did his version, tweeting, "love those black beatles now it's just exploded. here's last weekend's garth brooks concert. and pro teams are in on the game, too, like the n.f.l.'s new york giants, and the n.b.a.'s cleveland cavaliers in the white house with the first lady. former presidential candidate hillary clinton and her staff paused on election day last week, and funny man kevin hart
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these preschoolers from east owner, new jersey, beat that video by eight million views. who did it the best? >> me! >> me! >> reporter: another you can come over here. and they didn't mind a little coaching to help boost those numbers. another you ready? freeze! and here at cbs, we may be all about hard news, but we're not as stiff as you think. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. ( cheers ) ( laughter ) and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for some of you the news continues, for others check back with us for the morning news and be sure not to miss the cbs news. from the broadcast center in new
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this is the cbs overnight news. >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm president-elect trump's transition seems to be shaky. just yesterday, the former house intelligence committee member mike rogers was pushed off the team. and others refuse to come on board. with only two months before the inauguration, not only does trump need to fill his cabinet,
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others. major garrett has more. >> sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled in the aftermath of mr. trump's dismissal last week of new jersey governor chris christie as chair. and they are stalling in the transition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends national security choices first. rudy giuliani is a consideration for the choice. also john bolton, who appeared on fox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. secretary of state? let's start there. >> well, you know, i'm kind of old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the
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trump gives him an edge. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general now is alabama senator jeff sessions. sessions was the first senator to support mr. trump in key sessions aides served the president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself campaign, but she would be the first woman nominated to lead the pentagon. >> meanwhile, mr. trump's election of steve bannon as chief strategist continues to cause disruption. b bannon is looked at.
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powerful people in president-elect trump's inner circle, and also one of the most controversial. >> his appointment of steven bannonis proof of the ugly direction mr. trump intends to take this country. >> you think i would manage a campaign where that would be one of the going philosophies, it was not. >> a navy veteran, bannon earned his wealth as a hollywood investor, later acquiring rights to seinfeld. bannon boasted about turning this site into a platform for the alt-right. >> bannon has been the leader of a splinter group for republicans. >> that was the role he enjoyed, sort of poking at the establishment with a stick.
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provocative and even offensive as i think he could be. >> reporter: reportedly drawing more than 20 million viewers a month, bannon is known for inflammatory headlines, bannon's personal life is hit with controversy, in 1996 he was charged with misdemeanor violence and battery when his now ex-wife alleged he grabbed her by theoa the case was dropped when she did not show up in court. in 2007, during divorce proceedings, she accused bannon of blocking the girls from attending a school because he didn't want the girls going to school with jews. bannon denied that accusation, he was known for attention-grabbing motions, including this press release.
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deal-making and power but his main role will be the guy who keeps trump honest and keeps the flame burning and is somebody who is outside the system. in response to the question about the alt-right movement, trump spokesperson jason miller said nothing could be further from the truth, he worked with people of all backgrounds, and has a diverse career. now it is true that bannon defended the movement, he believes there are elements of the hard left that attract certain extremists as well. and delta is the latest airline to make lost luggage a thing of the past, they have a tracking mechanism that works in over 60 airports. >> reporter: this is a bagged tag, but let's take a closer look, you see this chip here at
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system? it bags them around 9 cents apiece, it could save the airlines a potential of a billion dollars in the next several years. what is inside this bag tag could change the airline industry and help to guarantee your luggage doesn't get lost. delta is the first u.s. carrier to replace u.s. paper tags with the regular rfid chip. the new $50 million system allows realtime tracking of checked bags. the senior vice president at delta. >> we believe this has already had a 5 to 10% reduction on the number of mishandled bags that we have in our system. >> reporter: once a bag is tagged, sensors track it throughout the journey to the ticket counter, to the bag room, to the tarmac. and if this light turns red, that means the bag should not be
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loading process. victor derosa is a handler. >> it takes out some of the margin of error? >> absolutely, we're all human, and for a variety of reasons where you change your schedule or decided not to go or whether we were just thinking about something else and not paying attention to the specific bag tag, it catches it for us. >> there is aea millions to implement this new system, every time a bag is handled or lost, it can cause the airline $100 or more. >> reporter: starting today, passengers will get push alert updates, from the app they can pull up a map tracking the bag's location. >> it gives you more peace of mind? >> yes, yes, i have more peace of mind knowing my luggage is with me, if it's not with me i
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there are new questions about the role president-elect donald trump's children will play in his administration. cbs news has learned the transition team has asked the white house how trump's oldest children and son-in-law would go about getting top secret security clearances. julianna goldman broke this story and has the details from washington. >> well, the sources tell us that the president-elect donald trump's transition team is looking to designate some of his adult children as national security advisers that they would then be able to receive the top secret clearances. now even if it doesn't happen during the transition trump would still be able to put in the request once he becomes
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nepotism rules prevent the president from letting his family work in the white house, but they do not stop him from hiring them as paid or private advisers. now, it is common for them to get secret security clearances, but totally unprecedented for his children, given they don't have security backgrounds. now bells, trump says he wants his children armed with security to some of the top secrets in the nation. raises questions about them running the family business and whether they could use intelligence for their financial interests. now, a transition official told reporters that the president-elect did not request this step and that trump's children had not filled out any paperwork about security clearances.
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right now. a senate foreign relation committee member bob corker was on a short list as secretary of state, but that appears to be going to either rudy giuliani. >> i think we let the process complete, we know who the person is. it will be my job to lead the confirmation process. but handicap people at this point would be inappropriate. just let it play out. >> what would you like to see in a secretary of state? >> well, obviously, it's the person who is best able to advance our national interests around the world. and obviously, it's someone that has to deal with diplomats. but at the same time i think we see that there is going to be pretty much of a sort of a seat
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how we address many issues. so you know someone is going to have to have the ability and be in an environment where they were productive and able to do that. look, this is the beginning. i know people are just getting started. and let's let this play out and i do look forward to helping in any way i can in the confirmation process. >> well, senator, your name did come up as a possible secretary of state candidate. have you talked to the president-elect or would you be interested in the job? congratulated him as i did vice president pence. but we have had no discussions about this. i'm reading the same things that y'all are reading and watching the same things that you know you're reporting. and again, that is up to them. i know they had a number of people that were central to the campaign that have been involved in a very major way that are looking at these things. and let's let that process play out. >> you have praised donald trump's decision to make reince
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what are your thoughts about steve bannon, we have not heard anything about that and your feelings about that. >> you know, i don't know him, never met him. reince priebus just happened to be someone i had interactions with and had dinner with. i think he will be a great chief of staff. the other gentleman i had never met. i was listening to your reporting just a moment ago and learned some things that i had never known. bannon was the head of breitbart and they had headlines like that? >> i did know that he was head of breitbart, but again, i had no interactions with him. and will learn as i go.
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president-elect donald trump could be trying to top secret security clearances for his children, and we also know they will be running his businesses. do you see a possible conflict of interest? >> i think you are reporting what you have heard. my understanding was they didn't make that request. they asked if it was appropriate. my guess is that is not going to happen. i don't think that is the norm. not exist. >> well, president-elect trump has spoken with russian president vladimir putin as head of the senate foreign relations committee. what do you think about the relationship with president-elect trump and vladimir putin? >> well, there are some things we have in common with vladimir
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dictator-like leader, and i think it's positive when two countries begin on a positive note. hopefully there is something to build on there. but mr. putin would have to change the way he deals with the world for that to be a constructive relationship. but we'll see how that changes. >> the cbs news will be right back. it's judgment day. back seat chefs peer inside your oven.
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superstar elton john has a gold collection of songs that are familiar to just about everyone. but he also has a very important collection of photographs, some of which are now on display in london. anthony mason has a look. >> reporter: 200 photographs went on display at london's tate picture is on the radical eye, an exhibition from the 1920s to the 1950ss. all coming from the collection of one man. he began to build his collection 25 years ago. >> how great is that? most people thought it would have been hung the other way. >> reporter: it's now considered one of the most important in the world. >> how many photographs do you
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>> 8,000. >> so i have been told. >> reporter: many are hung floor to ceiling in his 17,000 square foot apartment in atlanta. >> and it's just -- i don't know, it's kind of taken over my life. i must buy three or four photographs a week. >> really? >> yeah, i just bought three this morning. >> reporter: sir elton's passion developed during a period of personal in 1990, after selling off his vast collection of art and furniture, he went into rehab for alcohol addiction. ? all my pictures seem to fade to black and white ? >> reporter: when he came out he replaced it with a new addiction, photography. >> and i have never noticed photography as an art form before, even though i had my
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photographers. >> had something changed in you? >> yeah, i had gotten sober, i saw with different eyes, you see everything with more clarity, in a different context. >> the fact that it accompanied your sobriety meant what? >> i really don't know. it was like a gift. you got sober and now look at this gift i'm going to give you. because i have learned so much fromol >> what do you think you suddenly saw? >> i saw beauty that i had never seen before. >> reporter: this is the picture that changed everything for sir elton. man ray's 1932 imagine called "glass tears". >> this was a huge leap for you? >> it was huge, a cape canaveral
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record price for a photograph at the time. >> were you actually monitored the auction when it happened? >> no, of course not. >> so you didn't know until it was over what you paid? >> no. >> no, no, i just said get it at all costs. >> and when you found out what the costs were, what did you think? >> i thought wow, i had gone nuts. i thought [ bleep ] and everybody in my organization thought i had gone nu getting to be a serious collector. >> the tate modern show features vintage prints made by the artists themselves. including andre kartej's print taken in 1917. >> i couldn't believe it had been taken there. >> reporter: edward steichen's
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gloria swanson from 1924. and dorothy's impression of a migrant mother. >> it's a bit like the mona lisa, her face, the sorrow, the anxiety, this is like am i going to be able to foreheeed my chil next day. >> you're not a objects and music kind of got me through the bad metis. i was collecting, i've always collected. >> reporter: and he will collect controversial work, unsettling images like the photograph of the falling man taken on 9/11 by associated press photographer richard drew. >> i have that photo, took me two years to get it. >> reporter: why did you want it? >> because again, it's just the
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image of something so tragic. it's probably one of the most perfect photographs ever taken. >> reporter: he brought it out from his archive for us. >> but it's not a shot probably a lot of people would want to hang on their wall, and we've never hung it on our wall. >> reporter: did you have any reservations about your interest in it? >> no, it's an historical event, as important as the naked girl running down the road in vietnam. i have that. the little boy in syria recently, just sng the chair, i desperately want that photograph. we're trying to get it. itt jus important to have them. >> reporter: his homes in atlanta, england, and beverly hills have become galleries for his obsession. but now, the sir elton john collection is on a bigger stage. >> how do you feel about having a show at the tate? >> i'm honored, very excited and interested to see what people will feel about it.
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