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captioning sponsored by cbs ? ? ?me >> dubois: here comes hermine. it's now a hurricane threatening to become the first to make landfall in florida in more than a decade. also tonight, donald trump's softer stand on illegal immigration hardens again. >> anyone who has entered the united states illegally is >> dubois: what goes up goes down in flames. an embarrassing setback for the private space flight industry. and a pro football player's refusal to stand for the national anthem angers military veterans.sa ve if he's not for our country and the united states flag, get out of my country.
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>> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois, and this is our western edition. hermine became a hurricane today, and it is taking aim at florida. watches and warnings are up tonight along the gulf coast of the state, and up the atlantic coast as far north as new jersey. hermine would be the first hurricane to make landfall in florida since wilma in 2005, 11 years ago. and that is expected the happen overnight. omar villafranca is in panama cin >> reporter: florida's gulf coast is preparing to geto hammered by hurricane hermine. near panama city beach, residents are getting ready for soaking rain and wind speeds upu to 75mph. shawn cubbedge is shutting down his seaside business early to prepare for the estimated 15 inches of rain the storm could drop. >> just for the safety of our employees and for the safety of the business, as well, we're going to close up, bring all the tables and chairs inside, you know, just in case there arere
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don blown away. >> reporter: the category-1 hurricane is expected to bring a storm surge that could swamp low-lying coastal areas in as much as nine feet of water. 51 counties in the sunshineun state have declared an d emergency. florida governor rick scott is warning residents to be preparen for the worst. >> that storm surge by itself is life-threatening. we're going to have significant power lines down. we're going to have a lot of downed trees across the state. >> reporter: her i having an impact on florida's west coast. in the big bend area, where the eye of the storm is expected to hit overnight, a mandatory evacuation has been ordered as the first bands of the storm kicks up wind and waves. hundreds of schools along the florida gulf coast will be closed tomorrow. maurice, not only do people have to worry about the coming hurricane, they also have to keep an eye out for any possible tornadoes that this storm mightt spawn.ra >> dubois: omar villafranca inra
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meteorologist at our cbs station in boston wbz. and eric, how do you see this playing out?hi >> reporter: well, maurice, i don't like what i've seen over these last few hours. certainly hermine has beenre strengthening as it approaches florida and looks every inch a very potent hurricane this evening. it makes landfall and movesrd along the eastern seaboard. it moves quickly at first but then it's full stop just offff shore of atlantic city. here it will sit and drift for several days. that poses a couple problems for us-- as we look toward the sunday, our strongest winds, which could gust over 60mph atti the shoreline, but because it will be moving very slowly, just drifting over time and weakening over time, it's going to stack up a lot of surf and a lot of a on-shore flow. so from southern new england, from long island and especially the jersey shore down towardrd virginia, we could see significant coastal erosion from this storm, and this might be one of the biggest impacts feltt in the mid-atlantic this weekend. >> dubois: okay, meteorologist eric fisher watching hermine tonight.
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zika virus has been found in mosquitoes captured in traps in miami beach. this is first time a pool of zika-carrying mosquitoes hasmo been discovered in theve continental united states. 49 people have been infected int florida by local mosquitoes. 68 days now until the presidential election, and donald trump's attempts to clarify his position on illegal immigration clearly isn't working. here's major garrett. >> don't worry. we're going to build that wall. it's going to go up. >> reporter: that was donald trump today in ohio. construction of a wall on the u.s.-mexico border has been one constant of trump's immigration plan. another: >> and mexico will pay for the wall. >> reporter: but mexican president enrique pena nieto,e e who met with trump yesterday,ay tweeted that would never happen. the only other constant for the rest of trump's immigration plan has been its recent lack of clarity.y.
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and left some with the impression he would roll back h his proposal to remove theo estimated 11 million11 undocumented immigrants. the next day, campaign manager kellyanne conway hedged on a so-called deportation force: >> to be determined. >> reporter: trump then denied a shift. >> no, i'm not flip-flopping. >> reporter: but the next day trump used a new term that alarmed conservatives. >> and there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. firebrand conservative and trump supporter, pounced. >> it sounds as if some campaign consultant has slipped into his campaign. >> reporter: trump then reversed himself on cnn. >> i don't think it's a softening. >> but 11 million people are no longer being deported? >> i've heard people say it's ag hardening. >> reporter: all of which left to a subdued trump in mexico yesterday. >> both of our countries will work together for mutual good. >> reporter: followed by his bare-knuckled declaration last night in phoenix and some firm
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>> you cannot obtain legal status, or become a citizen of the united states, by illegally entering our country. it's our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants thal we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us. >> reporter: trump said he would prioritize removal of undocumented criminals. number of ice deportation officers. we're also going to hire 5,000 more border patrol agents. >> reporter: trump remains wary of any details on deporting undocumented immigrants whorant otherwise broke no other laws. maurice, trump said today hemp wouldn't even tackle that issue until after an estimated 700,000 to two million criminal immigrants had been deported. >> dubois: major garrett,
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tonight. hillary clinton left it to a couple of high-ranking surrogates to attack trump's immigration status today. >> he chickend out and choked when it came right to it. >> reporter: clinton was off the trail today, but her running mate was everywhere: >> he folded under pressure. it was a diplomatic embarrassment.ng >> reporter: mocking the proclaimed dealmaker-- >> he has been talking non-stop, since the beginning, we're going to build a wall, w g make mexico pay for it. but when he sat down and hepa looked president pena nieto in the eye, he didn't have the gut to bring that up. >> reporter: in ohio, vice president biden broadened the argument, accusing trump of sending mixed messages to many u.s. allies. >> the idea that i ever thought i'd get-- in my career, i'd get in a plane, to basically make an emergency flight to hold the hands of three presidents fromom estonia, latvia, and lithuania and say, no, no, no, no, no, he deesn't represent republicans or democrats on this.
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part of the clinton playbook. keep the focus on trump's troubles and off clinton's. biden barely mentioned her today, and when he did, it wasas with a caveat. >> i know some of you are mad aa hillary. i know some of you look at hery, and say, let me tell you something, man, she gets it. and she never yields.re she does not break. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning," kaine insisted clinton is not avoiding attention or the media. >> you see hillary take questions from reporters every day. she does, she talks to the press everywhere she goes. >> reporter: actually, the last time clinton answered even one question from her traveling press was 2.5 weeks ago, on august 16. her aides promise that will start to change this month when for the first time, maurice, she will be sharing a plane with her press pack everywhere she goes. >> dubois: nancy cordesoi following the clinton campaign. more than 1,000 people in east chicago, indiana, are scrambling to find new homes.
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ar arsenic. the federal government knew about this for years, but apparently no one told the residents until recently. jericka duncan is there. >> reporter: anna arreola had her three-year-old son screenedn for lead today. they just moved to the east chicago area, and she wanted to make sure he was okay. so far he's safe. not the case for two-year-oldhi samira allen, whose lead levels normal. her parents, chantal and charles allen, have lived in the west calumet neighborhood for six years.ll they say all five of theirdr children's lead levels are indag the danger zone. >> we are walking and living in poison. so i feel like they should be taking this a lot more seriously. ( knocking ) >> reporter: in 2008, they environmental protection agency declared the west calumet neighborhood a contaminated superfund site, built on top of an old lead refinery, and
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the city, but according to the mayor's office, it wasn't until may of this year, six years later, that the e.p.a. shared alarming contamination levels with the city. residents of this low-income housing complex were living on lead-laced soil 66 times higher than what's considered safe. since then the e.p.a. placed signs throughout the t neighborhood warning children to stay off the grass. attorney barry rooth representsr the allens, and more than 100 contaminated soil. >> we're going to find out where this breakdown occurred. and then we're going to go aftet that problem to compensate these victims. >> reporter: federal officials are paying to relocate the morer than-1,000 people who live here, and maurice, tonight, the attorney for the city tells me that out of an abundance ofn caution, they also plan to test the water for lead. >> dubois: jericka duncan in east chicago, indiana, tonight.
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america's original sin. today, a prominent catholic university owned up to its role in that sin and told us how it plans to atone for it. here's errol barnett in washington. ( bell tolls ) >> reporter: georgetown, founded in 1789, is the oldest catholic jesuit university in the united states. it has an endowment of $1.5 billion now, but in 1838 the university was deep in debt and sold 272 slaves to stay open. today university president degioia apologized. >> we will seek forgiveness for our participation in the institution of slavery. >> reporter: last year, degioia created a committee to explore how the university should atone for its slavery past. in july he told cbs news why. >> in this moment in america, we're living with the fact that we never ameliorated the
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>> reporter: the university says it will give preferential admission to descendants of the slaves it sold for what today would be $3.3 million. it's estimated there are 10,000 to 15,000 of those descendants who now get the same special look as those of alumni and donors. karen royal, one of the descendants, called it a good first step. >> our country is really torn apart by racial strife right now, and georgetown, as a jesuit institution, is perfectly positioned to lead the charge with us. >> reporter: the university is also creating an institute to study slavery's legacy, building a memorial and renaming two buildings, one for a runaway slave named isaac. the university still has a $30 reward notice for his capture. for descendants like cheryllyn branche and her brother johnui living in louisiana, georgetown's push for answers has solved a mystery for her family. >> not having your history is something that we've lived with.
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who were you, before you were born? when you were a whisper, when you were a thought? >> reporter: racial tensions here on campus and across the country in recent yearsnd triggered georgetown's introspection, and while descendant still feels the whi school hasn't done enough, maurice, others hope more institutions with similar histories follow suit. >> dubois: errol barnett in washington, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," facebook didn't like this-- its latest projects and later, mind travel. the device that can take seniors
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>> dubois: today, a spectacular space-x rocket explosion markede a huge failure for the private space industry. it was also a setback for facebook's latest project. here's vinita nair. >> reporter: you saw it before you heard it.
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the explosion ripped through th upper part of the falcon 9 rocket before it collapsed in flames on a launchpad at cape canaveral. the rocket was being fueled at the time, and was due to launcho in two days. it had intended to carry a $200 million satellite for facebook that would have provided internet access to large partste of africa. there were no injuries. "cause still unknown, more soon," tweeted elon musk, the billionaire owner of space-x, who also helped create tesla >> and liftoff. >> reporter: despite 25 successful launches from this site since 2010, space-x has suffered numerous setbacks. they have lost rockets trying to land them upright in the atlantic ocean, and in 2015 there was another explosion, this time after liftoff. next month space-x is expected to talk about a mission to mars. but an explosion this size ensures more scrutiny of space
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space-x already has a backlog of more than $10 billion in launch orders. it's still unclear how badly their launchpad was damaged or, maurice, what caused that blast. yo dubois: vinita nair, thank you. when we come back in just a moment, colin kaepernick takes his national anthem protest to a
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>> dubois: there has been strong reaction, pro and con, to colin kaepernick, the san francisco 49ers quarterback who took a stand by sitting down during the national anthem before last friday's game. will he do it again tonight in san diego? carter evans is there. >> reporter: in this big military town, home port to the pacific fleet, the biggest conflict today is in the football stadium before the game is even played. >> i don't like it, and if he's not for our country and the united states flag, get out of my country. >> reporter: navy veteran john
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colin kaepernick. >> i'll continue to sit. >> reporter: kaepernick ignited a firestorm by sitting down during the national anthem. he says he considers the american flag a symbol of oppression against people of color. >> when there is significant change and i feel like what that flag represents what it's supposed to represent and this country is representing people the way they're supposed to, i'll stand. >> his actions were disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful. >> reporter: former nfl quarterback and cbs football analyst boomer eon >> when you see people disrespecting the flag or the national anthem, it really rubs you the wrong way. >> reporter: but here in san diego, where tonight's game is billed as "military appreciation night," kaepernick's stance struck a nerve. jennifer shadden will be at the game. >> when he's stepping on the flag, he's stepping on a lot of our veterans. >> i won't watch a 49er game from now on, because of him. >> reporter: but kaepernick is getting some support from those
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army veteran jeremiah thompson is more conflicted. you fought for his right-- >> i did. >> reporter: --to sit down when the national anthem is being played. >> yes, sir. as much as i don't agree with it, and as much as many people don't agree with it, it is his right. >> reporter: outspoken miami dolphins running back arian foster has talked with kaepernick, and supports him. >> you're entitled to feel or say whatever you want to about colin kaepernick, but there are people in this country that are hurting, whether you want the believe it or not. >> reporter: it's still unclear if kaepernick will be on the field when the national anthem is sung by a naval officer as a giant flag is unfurled on to the field and navy seals parachute into the stadium. veteran appreciation night is a big deal here. >> dubois: carter evans in san
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rights movement, is one of the most revered, respected and distinguished members of congress-- but, it turns out, he has a little bit of a wild side. last night on "the late show," congressman lewis accepted stephen colbert's invitation to go crowd surfing in the audience. 76 years young. not bad at all.
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george knapp uncovers the fate of 50 wild horses gone missing after vandals hit their sanctuary next at 6. ((paul joncich)) >> dubois: finally tonight, for some older folks, travel can be difficult, but now there is a device that can take themut anywhere, even back in time. here's michelle miller. >> oh, a maze. >> reporter: the men and women here at the brookdale senior living community don't need the leave the building to take aen trip to the french countryside.o >> castles upon castles. >> reporter: they've got the power of virtual reality. >> this is unbelievable. >> reporter: they can soar
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>> no, no, no. i don't like heights. oh, my heavens. >> reporter: and explore the depths of the ocean.hs >> whoa, look at that fish. >> reporter: m.i.t. grad students dennis lally and reed hayes are pioneering the use of this technology with seniors. >> i feel for the people livinge inside these communities that'th they don't have enough stimulation. they need to have a sense of wonder about the world again. they need to be curious. they need to be exploring.ally and when you're physically notrl able to do thaby wonderful aid to provide that. >> reporter: the experience is even more meaningful for seniors like marion keefe. she got the opportunity to return home. >> do you recognize the house? >> yeah. well, wait a minute. oh, don't say that. 90 lupin way! who did this? >> reporter: you touched off her
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she felt something. >> absolutely. other people in the room felt it. and those are extremely powerful moments that a 2-d picture just won't provide. >> thank you. thank you. >> julia childs.r: a >> reporter: adus shakur, a chef, says he's still got many traveling days ahead of him. >> wow, this looks phenomenal.me >> reporter: but he was overjoyed to virtually visit a v restaurant he opened in berlin nearly two decades ago. >> that's seriously addictive. come on. >> yeah. i could stay there. it will go wherever i want. >> reporter: a trip of a lifetime from the comfort of your chair. michelle miller, cbs news, quincy, massachusetts. >> dubois: and that is the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm mauriceice dubois in new york. thanks for joining us. have a good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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the i-team's george knapp digs into some of the strange reasons the mustang monument in elko county had to shut down. ((denise valdez)) after dozens of votes over the span of years... a decision has been made. what's next as the board of education takes a major step in reorganizing the school district. ((dave courvoisier)) in about an hour... the 49ers take the field in san diego. you can sound off on our facebook pa kaepernick's refusal to stand during the anthem... on military appreciation night./// it wasn't just rain... high winds also caused some damage... knocking down several trees. one tree even fell into someone's house near 215 and valle verde.
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>> and i'm denise valdez. let's get straight to tedd florendo... tedd people were telling us it seemed like the storms stopped just as fast as they came in! ((tedd florendo)) ( hotter today than yesteray with clear skies. breezes have picked up a little as well around the region up to 20 mainly. not anticipating any alert for wind today and the rest of the week. we are going to warm up through the week however with temps peaking on thursday and friday. remains very dry as well. ...... ............................. .................. evening planner calling for warm temperatures through the night with light breezes again. plenty of 90's this evening with 11pm temps nice and comfortable. commute temps should be in the 80's again and hotter tomorrow. but your morning should be nice with light winds increasing by

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