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captioning sponsored by cbs godspeed, john glenn. >> 5, 4, 3,... >> tonight, we were an american hero, space pioneer john glenn, the first american to orbit the earth. >> looks like a good wicked weather creates massive pileups, blizzard conditions, and arctic chill across much of the country. and. >> i thought they were just water vapor. >> pelley: the nation's top doctor sounds the alarm on e-cigarettes. is a new generation getting hooked on nicotine. >> bottom line, is there is no safe use of tobacco products for kids, and those include
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with scott pelley. >> pelley: john glenn, the last of the mercury 7 astronauts, the first american to orbit the earth, died late today. he was 95. back in 1962, america was losing the space race. the soviets had already sent a man into orbit, and just six months after that, they detonated the world's largest atom bomb. so the pressure and excitement were sky high that february day shining spacesuit, compressed himself into "friendship 7." school children held their breath watching black and white tvs, grand central terminal stopped in its tracks, eyes glued to a big screen, and president kennedy waited to exhale at the white house. >> 3, 2, 1, 0, ignition. >> pelley: minutes later,
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feel fine." it would be his signature catch phrase for the rest of his life, a life of many orbits, remembered now by nancy cordes. >> reporter: from the cosmos to capitol hill and then back again-- >> godspeed, john glenn. >> reporter: john glenn was an astronaut, a politician, and a patriot >> i had i guess you could say 47 years of federal service. i had 24 years in the senate, 23 years in the marine corps, and space program, and wre provides for people. and it's a-- i still think we're-- we're the example for the rest of the world. >> reporter: on february 20, 1962, john glenn famously became the first american to orbit the earth. >> oh, that view is tremendous! >> reporter: when he came back, glenn became a national hero and received a ticker tape parade in new york city, the largest since world war ii. >> i got on this project because it would probably be near toast heaven i'd ever get, and i
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>> reporter: years before he made history aboard his "friendship 7" spacecraft, glenn flew fighter planes for the marine corps, racking up 149 missions during world war ii and coria. during his four terms in the senate, glenn was a key player in democratic politics, but his hero status didn't translate into national political appeal. >> i believe this nation of ours can be number one in this world. >> reporter: and his bid for the presidency in 1984 never really got off the ground. glenn's political cee when he and four other senators, known add the "keating 5" were investigated for accepting hefty campaign contributions from savings and loan owner charles keating. senator glenn was eventually cleared of wrongdoing, but a senate commission found he used "poor judgment." after serving nearly a quarter century on capitol hill, glenn retired from politics in 1998. that same year, nearly 40 years after his first nasa journey,
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>> liftoff of "discovery" with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. >> reporter: at the age of 77, the first american to orbit the earth made history once again, becoming the of the oldest human ever to travel into space. the nation's senior astronaut returned to earth with a message for other americans his age: >> i think too often people set their lives by the calendar. old folks have ambitions and dreams, too, like everybody else. and why don't they work for them? why don't they go for it? don't sion place. that's my attitude. >> reporter: and glenn followed his own advice, staying politically active until the end, publicly opposing the decision to end the space shuttle program. president obama awarded him the medal of freedom in 2012. >> john glenn, has streaked through three days. >> reporter: now as a nation bids farewell to a true hero, americans for one last time, can wish john glenn godspeed. >> godspeed, john glenn.
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spacecraft, "the friendship 7" now reside here at the smithsonian air and space museum. the white house said today that journey lifted the hopes of a nation, and president-elect trump, scott, called him a great pioneer. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. the dangerously cold weather turned deadly today. blinding snowstorms caused major pileups in the midwest and omar villafranca is in the deep freeze. ep the deadly pileup of mangled cars, trucks, and 18-wheelers. three people were killed and 11 people injured after dozens of vehicles careened off the michigan's i-96, just south of lansing. 300 miles east in lake county, ohio, another pileup with as many as 50 vehicles occurred after a truck jackknifed due to icy road conditions.
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nearly 17 inches of thick, sticky, lake-effect snow an hour north of syracuse. roads quickly became treacherous, testing the skills of any driver who dared to get behind the wheel. north dakota residents are still cleaning up after the one-two punch of snow and how long wind tore through the state. icy roads were too slippery for even the toughest four wheelers. dan ditch, but luckily... his dad, reid, showed up to pull him back on track. tim kunz of ace 24-hour towing, started working earlier this week pulling dozens of cars and even big-rig trucks off the roads around bismarck. >> the guys that are empty, it's been the wind. the wind pushes the trailer off, and then they get jackknifed and stuck. >> reporter: since monday, tow
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into this lot alone. scott, they expect to stay busy because there is more snow and subzero temperatures in the forecast. >> pelley: omar villafranca in bismarck for us. now, let's go to eric fisher, the chief meteorologist of our boston station, wbz. eric, what's next? >> well, scott, the remarkable thing here is that in november, we had widespread record warmth over all of north america. at the same time, we had major snow and cold across siberia and russia. now, all that air, which was over the pole and coming right down into the same areas that were warmest last month. it's a complete 1-80 in the pattern. how could are we talking about? low temperatures subzeros in the northern plains, the 20s in mississippi, alabama, and georgia tonight. by saturday morning, we could be seeing 20s all wait down into north florida. so freeze warnings will likely be needed there. at the same time, another winter storm moving into the northwest, and this one right now not
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low-land snow. we're getting snowfall into the cities of seattle and portland this evening. and, scott, as we look towards next week, another blast of cold, and might be even colder than what we're seeing right now. >> pelley: eric fisher of the great wbz. eric, thanks very much. today, donald trump made another cabinet appointment that shows he is tirning america in a new direction. he is nominating a labor secretary who believes that wages are often too high. this comes a day after naming one of the e.p.a.'s biggest administrator. also today, dean reynolds reports that president-elect got into a twitter battle with a labor boss. >> reporter: the president-elect made his second visit to ohio since his election, and while his stop in columbus involved soothing the survivors of last week's attack at ohio state, getting back at any and all critics was still on his mind. the latest to draw mr. trump's wrath was can chuck jones, an indianapolis union president who
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mr. trump exaggerated the number of jobs he saved last week at the carrier company. >> if in fact it was an oversight, you know, it was a big mistake, not knowing how many people's livelihoods you're negotiating to keep here in this country. >> reporter: the president-elect claimed he'd saved 1100 jobs at carrier. >> by the way, that number's going to go up very substantially. >> reporter: as cbs news reported last week, the actual number is 800 jobs saved. but mr. trump did not like being he tweeted: but jones said his members felt betrayed. >> they're upset because they got their hopes up that they were going to be able to provide for their families for a while. to have it that hope ripped away. >> reporter: continuing on the workers' front, mr. trump named
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andrew puzder, a fast-food chain c.e.o. and anti-regulation crusader who says raising the minimum wage is bad for business. >> we are not dependent on the government at our company for any particular benefits so, i don't really think american businesses should be. >> reporter: now, in the late 1980s, andrew puzder's then-wife alleged in divorce proceedings that he had physically abused her, and her attorney at the time told physical abuse. but, scott, today, she gave cbs news an email which she said she sent to puzder just last week which states she made the whole thing up. >> pelley: dean, you've also learned something today about the president-elect's reality show, "the apprentice." >> reporter: yes, he's going to continue, apparently, as
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airwaves again next month. it's not known how much he will be paid for this or what it will mean to have a sitting president on the payroll of a tv show. scott. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. in syria, the battle for aleppo has become a rout. government sporses backed by russia have retaken three-quarters of the territory held by rebels. today, one local politician warned that 150,000 aren't given safe passage out. debora patta is in aleppo. >> reporter: seven-year-old abdul ghani tarab was eating lunch when a shell hit his home two weeks ago. shrapnel tore through his body as syrian and russian bombs continued to rain down. his parents told us there was only one very basic makeshift clinic still working. it wasn't equipped to help their son.
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i'm his father," he said, "and i was helpless." "he would moan and call for help," his mother told us. it took two weeks to get tarab out of eastern aleppo to a proper hospital. after being systematically targeted by syrian military strikes, there are no longer any working hospitals in rebel parts of the city. medical supplies are all but gone. doctors and nurses pressure to save as many lives as they possibly can. often they cannot. overnight, 150 injured people were evacuated from aleppo's old city in the opposition-held east, but there are still thousands of civilians trapped inside, in need of urgent medical attention, the kind that is only available in the government-controlled west. tarab begs for water, but he
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he is finally about to get life-saving surgery, something he couldn't get until now. since the russian announcement that the syrians have stopped military operations in eastern aleppo to allow for civilian evacuation, we can tell you, scott, that things have quited down but we'll have to see if it holds long enough for people to get out safely. >> pelley: debora patta in aleppo. debora, thank you. for many who have been through wash the battle continues long thiew the years, we have come to know a veteran who owed his life to his best friend, and chip reid has the end of their story. >> tuesday kiss! >> reporter: luis carlos montalvan, and tuesday, his golden retriever service dog, have been inseparable for past eight years. before they met, army captain montalvan did two tours in iraq, earning a purple heart and two
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post-traumatic stress disorder left him terrified to leave home. >> drinking heavily to deal wi with, you know, physical and psychological issues. >> reporter: that all changed when he and tuesday became partners as he later told david letterman. >> he-- he brightens my days and he calms my nights. >> reporter: in 2011, montalvan coauthored a bestseller wounded warrior and the golden retriever to saved him." he explained the title onm sile tv. >> he enables me to live my life. if that isn't life saving, i don't know what it is. >> reporter: tuesday learned more than 100 commands, and he improvised when montalvan of showing signs of stress. >> whether that's lay his head, his snout on my laptop keyboard so i can't type anymore. >> reporter: they toured the country together, preaching a
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struggling with p.t.s.d. montalvan was also working on a second book. but last week in el paso, at just 43 years old, montalvan was found dead in his hotel room. people close to him say they were stunned to learned he had left his beloved dog with someone else for safe keeping. the cause of death is not yet official, but one thing is for sure-- no one will miss him more than his best friend. >> okay. >> reporter: chip reid, cbs >> pelley: coming up next on the cbs evening news, does vaping lead to smoking? i sure had a lot to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots
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eliquis also had significantly less major bleeding than the standard treatment. both made me turn around my thinking. don't stop eliquis unless your doctor tells you to. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. if you had a spinal injection while on eliquis call your doctor right away if you have tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily ...and it may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop. seek immediate medical care for sudden signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. eliquis may increase your bleeding risk if you take certain medicines. tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots. plus had less major bleeding. both made eliquis the right treatment for me. ask your doctor if switching to eliquis is right for you.
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>> reporter: dr. vivek murthy is the surgeon general. >> when i've traveled the country, jon, i've realized that many people are confused about e-cigarettes. they don't recognize that these aren't harmless products e-cigarettes contain nick reinbut not the cancer-causing tar present in traditional cigarettes. nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and today's report warns it may harm the developing adolescent brain. >> the bottom line is that there is no safe use of tobacco products for k include e-cigarettes. >> reporter: e-cigarette companies have rapidly increased advertising spending from $6.4 million in 2011 to $115 million in 2014. regular e-cigarette use among high school students increased from less than 2% in 2011 to 16% last year. >> to the pursuit of happiness. >> what we've seen is that the vast majority of kids, seven out of 10, are actually seeing these
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unintentional, that tells us we're not doing a good enough job of protecting kids. >> reporter: do you think that bubblegum flavor for e-cigarettes is unintentional? isn't it targeted right to kids? >> well, we do know flavors have a powerful impact on kids. 81% of kids when asked why they use e-cigarettes cite flavors. >> reporter: dr. murthy says more research is needed on whether e-cigarettes are a gateway to regular cigarettes. indust today's report because it does not highlight the possible role e-cigarettes may have in helping people stop smoke. >> glor: dr. jon lapook, thank you, doc. up next, what a lucky man he was.
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onstrated longer life and is the most prescribed immunotherapy for these patients. opdivo significantly increased the chance of living longer versus chemotherapy. opdivo works with your immune system. opdivo can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in your body and affect how they work. this may happen any time during or after treatment has ended, and may become serious and lead to death. see your doctor right away if you experience new or worsening cough; diarrhea; severe stomach pain or tenderness; severe nausea or vomiting; extreme fatigue; constipation; excessive thirst or urine; swollen ankles; loss of appetite; rash; itching; headache; confusion; hallucinations; muscle or joint pain; flushing; or fever... as this may keep these problems from becoming more serious. these are not all the possible side effects of opdivo. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including immune system problems, or if you've had an organ transplant, or lung, breathing, or liver problems.
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see for this and other indications. bristol-myers squibb thanks the patients, nurses, and physicians involved in opdivo clinical trials. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults.
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humira has been clinically studied for over 18 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, ke symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. ready for a new chapter? talk to your rheumatologist. this is humira at work. >> pelley: late today, a second police officer died of wounds suffered in an attack yesterday in america's georgia. officers nocholas smarr and jody smith were shot while responding
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fled. he was discovered today hiding in a nearby home. the police say that he shot himself to death as the swat team prepared to move in. for the first time in more than 20 years, the life expectancy of americans has declined to an average 78.8 years. for men, it's fallen to 76.3 years, and for women, it's down to 81.2 years. heart disease is still the mb accidental deaths are up. a pioneer of 1970s progressive rock has died of cancer. guitarist greg lake cofounded the groups king crimson and emerson lake & palmer. ? ? ? oh, what a lucky man he was. >> pelley: the e.l.p. sold 48 million records, blending rock,
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other side effects include gas, stomach-area pain and swelling. talk to your doctor about managing your symptoms proactively with linzess. >> pelley: tonight the flag at the capito john glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero, but then heroes never do. >> you know, i guess i'm not untypical of this country in that we all have so many opportunities that come our way. and i happened to be around at a lot of times when things were going on, and was able to take advantage of some of those opportunities that came my way, and i guess it's typical of what happens in this country to a lot of people. i jokingly, of course, said that
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heaven i'd ever get and i wanted to make the most of it. but my feelings are that this whole project, with regard to space, sort of stands with us now as, if you want to look at it one way, like the wright brothers stood at kitty hawk about 50 years ago. >> three, two, one, zero, ignition. liftoff, pilot john glenn is reporting all systems go, is giving routine reports, reading off his >> roger zero-"g," and i feel fine. capsule is turning around. oh, that view is tremendous. an end of something means the beginning of something else, and i don't think that something else is going to be a-- a-- the death of the manned space program. well, i think we had 50 years' job well done, but that's just the precursor to even greater things in the future. >> pelley: godspeed. and that's cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all
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