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monday. see you at 6:00. >> pelley: the debate breaks the tie. our first post-debate poll shows clinton taking the lead as leaked tax returns give her new ammunition against trump. >> what kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year? >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit benefit of my companies. >> pelley: also tonight, hurricane matthew batters the caribbean. we'll tell you where it's headed. police give themselves a strategic advantage to catch distracted drivers. >> you have to pay over $100, so don't look at your phone. >> pelley: and she rose from poverty to the top of her game one move at a time.
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oi >> pelley: now hollywood is telling her story. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: 36 days before the election, hillary clinton has taken the lead over donald trump. our new cbs news poll out d tonight has clinton up four points. before the first debate last monday, they were tied. 32% said their impression of clinton improved, while 36% said their opinion of trump gotay worse. late today, trump defended his use of the tax code to legally pay as little in taxes as hett could. here's major garrett. >> i have legally used the tax laws to my benefit. >> reporter: today in colorado,g donald trump was unapologeticd after "the new york times" reported he claimed a business
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those losses could have shielded trump from federal income taxes. for years. >> i understand the tax laws better than almost anyone. >> reporter: trump has not released any of his tax returns, and a trump lawyer threatened the "times" with legal action for unauthorized publication of trump's records. the documents were mailed anonymously to the "times." reporter susanne craig and david barstow. >> i was walking by my mailbox. i check it frequently. i looked in. theran from trump tower. >> so to have them tumble out of an envelope, your first reaction really is skepticism. >> reporter: in february, trump bragged to us about not paying taxes. you work very hard to pay the least amount of taxes? >> yeah, i want the pay the least amount possible. >> reporter: trump also saide this when hillary clinton raised his tax history at last monday's debate: >> he didn't pay any federal income tax, so --de
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attorney general ericat schneiderman, a clinton supporter, ordered trump's charitable foundation to stop soliciting contributions in new york because it is not properly registered with the state. schneiderman is also investigating charges trump usel charitable funds for personal gain. trump's campaign said the foundation will comply with the order. earlier today in northern virginia, trump was asked about mental healthcare for veterans and said those who suffer fromse post traumatic stress disorder are "not as strong" as those who do not. scott,ea have tried to erase the stigmao of weakness once associated with post traumatic stress disorder.t >> pelley: major garrett, thank you. following the campaign for us. today hillary clinton tried to turn trump's financial losses to her political gain. here's nancy cordes. >> what kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year? >> reporter: trump's tax plan gave clinton a chance to chip away at his biggest selling
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>> how anyone can lose $1 let alone $1 billion in the casino industry is kind of beyond me,h right? >> you work hard.ou you pay your taxes. >> reporter: clinton and top democrats quickly cut ads to capitalize on the news they've been anticipating for months. >> i want a president who is proud of our country, not a president who is proud off getting out of paying taxes. >> reporter: her stops in akron and toledo today marked clinton's first visit to battleground ohio in a month. she was greeted by a new p g five points, though she did pick up a new endorsement from the state's best-known athlete, cavaliers' star lebron james. >> our kids are our future, and i believe barack started it. i believe hillary's going to continue it. >> here in ohio, lebron will always be the king. [cheering] >> reporter: clinton's biggest challenge in ohio is the outsided share of white working- class voters. cbs news found nationally whites
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ohio is not a must-win for clinton the way it has been for other candidates in years past.b that's partly because she is leading big in other battleground states like this one, virginia, and colorado,ke where another new poll today, scott, showed she is leading there by 11.di >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. with some insight into all of this we'll turn now to john i dickerson, our cbs news political director and, of course, the anchor of "face the john, the tax controversy, what effect is that likely to have on the race? >> this is a distraction for donald trump at a time when he can't afford it. on any given day a campaign wants to drive the news, not bee reacting to it.st today donald trump was reacting again.ot he's been doing that for about a week since that first debate. and when the campaign is reacting, it's not able to court
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reluctant, college-educated republicans donald trump has been going after. they think he's too risky. but it also puts the campaign on the defensive, which risks lashing out or reckless acts, which are an attempt to change d stories and sometimes just prolong it. this is also all happening with about a month to go in the race, and the days are more precious than if this had happened in august. finally, donald trump has other stuff on his plate. mainly he has to focus for that big next debate coming up. >> pelley: a few minutes ago we broke the news on our new poll. what else in the poll struck you? >> well, in debates we don't usually see a group ofot c another. the biggest group of people watching the debates already know who they're going to vote for. but what a candidate can do is take that group and make them more enthusiastic, get them to t volunteer, get them to votent early in those states that havea early voting, and get them ton cheer for a candidate on social media. so if we look at hillaryar clinton, she won the enthusiasme game. the percentage of voters who were very enthusiastic about voting for her has risen seven points since before the first debate.deba also 58% of democrats have an
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clinton after the debate compared to donald trump where only 22% of republicans felt that same way about him afterbl the first debate. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll be watching "face the nation" on sunday. thanks. now, this is a picture from farmville, virginia, the site of the vice presidential debate. that's coming tomorrow. john, nancy, major, and bob schieffer will be there for cbs news live coverage tomorrow evening at 9:00 eastern. the moderator will be my colleague elaineui streaming news service cbsn. today even dim hope for syria was extinguished. the state department ended talks with russia to end syria's civil war. a u.s.-russian ceasefire agreement collapsed just last month. the u.s. is blaming the russiana military's assault on the besieged city of aleppo.g syria's civil war has killedmi nearly 500,000 people sinceof 2011.
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tonight people from cuba to the carolinas are getting ready for the potential impact of hurricane matthew, the powerful category four storm is already blamed for at least four deaths. this is the view of matthew from space as it aims to make life miserable for millions. our mark strassmann is in kingston, jamaica.tr >> reporter: jamaica has felt hurricane matthew's outer bandsh all weekend, striking fear of kingston, the nation's capital, home to almost 600,000 people, is a virtual ghost town. annette gerald headed for a shelter. >> my roof is not solid, and a hurricane is coming. >> reporter: mudslides remain a major worry. this road has already washedul away, which could cut off aki kingston community called gordon town from the rest of the city. but matthew's bull's-eye could
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some time tomorrow winds around 140mph could flatten a landscape of flimsy homes, flash flooding, mudslides and storm surge threaten people living in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. matthew will then move north tot eastern cuba where it could linger for ten hours. 350,000 cubans have been evacuated. at the u.s. naval facility at guantanamo bay, destructive weather might force the suzanna labratta manages a store in santiago. she says, "we're getting ready for the hurricane and evacuating everyone who needs to move."0 jamaica has roughly 1,000 publi. schools. all of them have been closed indefinitely. and, scott, most have been turned into emergency shelters just in case. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks. eric fisher is the chief meteorologist at our cbs station
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an eric, what's coming next? o >> reporter: well, scott, this is certainly a very powerful,du very dangerous hurricane. it's been moving its way north throughout the court of the day today. it has an eye on haiti.en during the overnight and into the early part of tomorrow. widespread hurricane watches and warnings now extending all the way up to the northwestern bahamas, and the latest track really maintains the strength.ha so it stays a major category three or stronger hurricane slowly moving through the bahamas overed ro thursday. then as it approaches the eastern seaboard, a track that will bring it right up along the florida coastline, along theac georgia, south carolina and north carolina coastlines as we head toward the end of this week and into the weekend. so the imminent threat here across cuba, hispaniola, jamaica, and as we move toward florida and the southeastor atlantic coastline, we're on alert for the late-week period. north of north carolina, this is where the uncertainty is, scott as it may move out to sea or move right up the coast. more clarity on that in the next couple days. >> pelley: eric fisher of wbz. eric, thank you. well, changes in our climate are dominating president obama'sdo
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the president is taking part in an ideas festival that includesi a discussion of the dangers of a warming planet.pr the president has called global warming a slow-motion catastrophe.st scientists worried about how the human race will feed itself are working on a radical new idea. mark phillips has the fruits of their labor in the netherlands for tonight's "climate diaries.e >> reporter: if rising sea levels and more flooding are the inevitable future of climate change, there's a place in the world that mav least part of the solution. nobody knows more about dealing with encroaching waters than tht dutch, where more and more salty water has been seeping through the dikes on to agriculturalwa land. on this experimental farm, they've been trying to see what might actually grow in those conditions. how are you finding out what works? >> simply by letting the plants tell us which is salt tolerantly and which isn't. >> reporter: which is why they
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he speaks potato. >> if they die, they give you a statement, and fortunately we don't have to kill our scientists before they give the statement. >> reporter: but they don't alle die, the potatoes, far from it. they've tested hundreds of varieties here, irrigating them with increasingly salty water, and they've found plenty that i love the stuff. but there would be no point unless the survivors were also edible. >> i'll try the brown one first. >> yes. >> reporter: tastes like a good potato. >> yeah. >> reporter: and the other oneor tastes like... a good potato. but different. i'm betting this is the salty one.g >> you're absolutely right, mark.' >> reporter: so far so r interesting, but there are real: current applications for thisut discovery.on in this salt-affected region of
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regions around the world, they have given up trying to grow t anything until the dutch showedt up with their salt-resistant potatos. the result: bumper crops. amsterdam university botanist arjen de vos runs the project and says it works for other vegetables, too.un >> you can use half seawater salinity... >> reporter: half seawater? >> yes, we have carrots that grow in half seawater salinity. according to old data, theyf should be dead alr, these carrots can feed many people worldwide. >> reporter: the potato whisperer not only provides the ingredients, he has the recipe. >> we can make onions, carrots and potatoes for the people in bangladesh and pakistan. and then you have a proper meal. >> reporter: a little curry spice and then you're talking. >> yeah. >> reporter: they're talking about breaking new ground herere in so many ways. mark phillips, cbs news, texel island, the netherlands.
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>> reporter: in the time it>> takes a driver to look down and send a text, a vehicle could travel the distance of a football field. driver brandi hayes. do you think about the safety aspect of that?h >> i do, but, you know, you always think you're above it, you know, that you're not going to be the one to have an accident.acci >> reporter: but those accidents are rising, fatal distracted driving crashes jump nearly 9% last year over 2014. that prompted this startli anti-texting ad.ti >> they're driving just like a drunk driver. you'll see them weaving. you'll see them go over the center line. >> reporter: to catch texting drivers, police are getting creative. >> the tan hummer, she'smm texting. >> reporter: officers in san bernardino, california, have posed as panhandlers, even though their signs warn they're looking for cell phone
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them and are pulled over by motorcycle cops nearby. in moscow, idaho, they use a yellow school bus. in west bridgewater, massachusetts, they're using bicycle officers. chief victor flaherty. >> today in three hours the guys will stop somewhere in the g vicinity of 100 cars. >> reporter: sending a message the old fashioned way, via hand- written ticket.a >> you have to pay over $100, si don't look at your phone. >> reporter: the national safet$ council estimates roughly 1.6 million crashes last year can be attributed to cell phone use. scott, that's about one quartert of all accidents.t, >> pelley: keep your hands on the wheel. kris van cleave, thanks very much. the engineer in the new jersey train wreck is talking.
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>> yeah. we didn't have anything. my mom had no money.om >> reporter: when she was nine,n she stumbled upon a church chess program. at first it wasn't the game tha' interested her. >> i was just going back because i wanted a meal. >> reporter: so you were going back to play because you needed baod? >> yeah.ea >> reporter: but things began to change when mutesi met robert katende. he started the chess program ase a way to empower children in e katwe. what was it about phiona? >> factor was the determination to survive. she was grasping every concept you would teach her, and tried to use it well against other h players. >> reporter: so he signed her ua for tournaments. c she began winning and became the first female chess champion ofy. her country. by 14 she competed in the olympics of chess, beating adults, achieving status as an a expert player.
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i'm a person right now here at this level, because i'm a person from nowhere. >> reporter: mutesi's journey is now a movie. >> checkmate. >> she won. >> she won. >> phiona won.ca >> reporter: disney's "queen of katwe" featuring oscar winner lupita nyong'o who plays mutesi's mother and david oyelowo who plays her coach. y what message do you have for other young people in similar situations as yourself? >> hope wins in everything you're doing. >> reporter: hope wins? >> yeah. it's up to you to wake up, to >> reporter: spoken like a winner who says she never loses, she just learns.ju jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbsng captioned by media access group at wgbh
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we begin cbs4 news at 6:00 with breaking news. a wildfire raging in pueblo county has grown to 1,000 acres. the fire has destroyed at least five structures including some homes near the town of boula, 25 miles southwest of pueblo. a middle and elementary school was evacuated today along with all the homes now within a 2-mile radius of the fire. no injuries r breaking story and bring you any updates. there was another grass fire in loveland. started this afternoon south of highway 60. 18 acres scorched. crews believe the fire started when someone tossed a cigarette out of their car window. the strong winds fueling the fires in just a few minutes. colorado taking center stage in the race for president. there's donald trump, held a rally this afternoon in pueblo. and he'll be taking the stage at

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