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? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> reporter: you looked up andnd mending fences. >> i happen to have a tremendous feeling for mexican-americans. >> and building walls.d >> who pays for the wall, we didn't discuss. >> also tonight, the declares an emergency in florida as tropical storm he rmine batters the state. a u.s. navy landing goes trablyw wrong. we'll show you what happened next. and the college football play of the week, making a quowng boy's day. >> you looked up and there he was? >> yeah. >> and what did he say? >> he said sup dude. this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> o'donnell: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell, and this is our western edition. it was not exactly on par with nixon's opening to china, but after months of harsh talk about mexico, donald trump made a surprise trip south of the border today. he met privately with mexico's president, then stood side by side with him to address the press. trump looked the same as ever, but his words had a distinctly softer tone. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump arrived in mexico and took a helicopter to the presidential palace. that to avoid mexico city traffic and scattered street protests. after his meeting with mexicand president enrique pena nieto, a harsh critic of trump's, the g.o.p. nominee said this aboutd his push for a wall on the border between the two b countries: >> we recognize and respect the right of either country to build
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>> reporter: on his promise that mexico would pay for the wall,p trump punted. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a very preliminary meeting. >> reporter: trump identified five goals for u.s.-mexicoon relations. not included-- deportation of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, many from mexico, living in the u.s. a more restrained and diplomatic trump described illegal border crossings and drug ts bilateral concern. >> it's not a one-way street. we'll work together and we will get those problems solved. >> reporter: president pena nieto took pains to remind trump that in terms of net migration, more mexicans are returning home than coming to the u.s., and he urged respect from trump, a veiled reference to his derogatory comments about mexico. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime.
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the edge off his own harsh rhetoric. >> mr. president, i want to thank you. this has been a tremendous honor, and i call you a friend. >> reporter: there's now confusion about what the two leaders said to each other about a southern border wall. on twitter pena nieto said he told trump explus italy mexico will no pay. trump will try to-- these and other issues tonight. >> major garrett in arizona thank you. aimed at part r aimed at part at winning thent support of latino voters. mireya villarreal got reaction in los angeles. >> reporter: this afternoon in l.a. county, immigration activists loaded into a van and headed to a local registrationts office where they helped latino residents register to vote. for them, this election is >> this issue is so important to the immigrant community. >> reporter: organizer polo morales, whose mother was deported back in the 70s andum
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believes donald trump's trip to mexico will work against him. do you feel like this meeting is a way to try to manipulate latino voters? >> the way that we see it, it's becoming a political circus. i think he's made it very cleart on where he stands and he's not going to change >> reporter: 27 million latinos are eligible to vote in the in the 2012 presidentialtion election, 11 million latinos voted. at least 13 million are expected to vote this year. a new poll shows hillary clinton with a 55% favorable rating among latinos, versus trump with 18%. despite a much calmer trump id president pena nieto, formerer u.s. treasurer and longtimeri republican activist rosarion marin doubts his intentions. >> if he thinks that all of a sudden, because he's going ther now, millions of mexicans arewr going to love him and millions here in the united states are going to love him, he is wrong. he's dead wrong. >> reporter: but there is some latino support for trump, including these people at am. recent rally in anaheim. republican strategist lesliehe sanchez: a
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who are closet trump supportersy they are independent conservatives. they are concerned about border security, and they feel that donald trump, being an outsider, can get something done. >> reporter: as a whole, new voters are younger and more diverse. for this particular group is hoping to register 10,000 new voters for this particular presidential election, and they are more than a quarter of the way there. norah, for those people wanting to vote in this upcoming presidential election, they have until the end of october to register. >> o'donnell: all right, mireya, thank you so a new poll out today shows 56% i of americans have an unfavorable opinion of hillary clinton. that's her worse showing ever. if it's any consolation to clinton, it's better than the 63% for donald trump. while he was in mexico today, she was campaigning in cincinnati. here's nancy cordes. >> dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours, and then flying home again, that is not how it works. >> reporter: in a speech to the, american legion, clinton condemned trump's approach to diplomacy.
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acting like a loose cannon. you do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships. getting countries working together was my job every day as your secretary of state.or >> reporter: to drive home the contrast, her campaign compiled a list of every tweet trump has ever written about america's southern ally. "mexico is not our friend," he said in one. slamming its "totally corrupt government" in another. clinton met with the mexican presidenherself in 2014 and has not announced plans to go back. she's got some ground to make up in this country after spending most of the past two weeks fund- raising. her low public profile enabled trump to dominate theti conversation. >> it's impossible to tell where the clinton foundation ends and
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clinton's favorability ratings have dropped by nine points among women and 16 points among hispanics, just since the start of the month. though she is still leadingthan trump, norah, in virtually every national poll. >> o'donnell: all right, nancy cordes, thank you. north carolina caught a break today when a tropical system that threatened the outer banks moved out to sea, but tropical storm hermine formed in the gulf of mexico and could become the first hurricane to hit florida's years ago. four million people are in its path. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: pounding surf and gusting winds were the firstof signs of tropical storm hermine's arrival on florida'sst west coast today. in the coastal town of gulfport, the storm's first rain band submerged neighborhood streets in almost a foot of water. the water quickly surroundedom this home, turning the front yard into a pond.
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already fighting ankle-deep water in her mother's home. >> the water has been really bad. we actually have a pump inside ready to go to flow out the water out here. >> reporter: the storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow, soaking portions of the florida coast with as muchi as 15 inches of rain. hermine has not reached hurricane strength, but governog rick scott is still warning floridians about the dangerous storm. >> we're going to see some water. don't drive into it. we're going to see downed power lines. be careful. don't drive around them.ound >> reporter: wolfgang deininger and karen love walked aroundrh their gulfport neighborhood todi check out the early flooding.y the two residents say they've already made preparations for the storm. >> sandbags. i've got sandbags in the back of my jeep. we're driving around, seeing iff anybody needs any. >> reporter: there are still some people out here enjoying the beach, but they're going to have to be careful with the dangerous rip tide. norah, area schools are canceled tomorrow in anticipation of the
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thank you so much. we want to bring in eric fisher, he is chief meteorologist in our sister station in boston, wbz. eric is tracking hermine as well as two hurricanes in the pacific. so eric, you have looked at it all. how intense is this going to get? we have been watching the same system for two weeks, now a tropical storm status and trop scal storms from the tampa area, over the big end and panhandle and hurricane watches that it could reach category 1 status before it makes landfall. expected landfall is late tomorrow, into friday. s will pushing in a lot of storm surge when it makes landfall. that is the deadliest part of any landfall system. as we look towards the weekend, a trend farther west, heavy wind, rain along the east coast into the midatlantic. and then it is expected to sit and stall south of long island as we sit into sunday and
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concerns. a lot of heavy rain, flash flooding from floor darks reaching too the midatlantic and at the same time we're watching the pacific. we've god mad line and lester, madline has been weakening as it moves westbound. tropical storm warns where flash flooding are the biggest concern for most of islanding chain. >> o'donnell: thank you. in the mediterranean about 1,800 migrant were rescued just todayu amid a new exodus from north africa. holly williams reports thousands europe despite the dangers, which were tragically illustrated one year ago by the plight of a three-year-old. >> reporter: the image of the lifeless toddler who looked almost as if he was sleeping woke up the world to the refugee crisis in the mediterranean sea. alan kurdi and his family fled war-torn syria and tried to mak the crossing to europe asou hundreds of thousands had before
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in an inflatable raft crammed full of desperate people, hoping for a new life. and they're still coming. this week alone, around 10,000 migrants have been rescued off the coast of libya, many escaping war and poverty in africa. more than 3,000 people are feared drowned so far this year, but these five-day-old twins made it to safety.n the route that alan kurdi tried to take from turkey to greece has slowed to a trickle after to return migrants. but that hasn't solved much. 60,000 people are now stranded in greece, 27,000 of them children, while over four million syrian refugees live precarious lives in the middle east. many of their children without education or any hope for the future.ia out of those millions of syrian refugees, norah, the u.s.un announced this week that it's taken in 10,000 people so far
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ll >> o'donnell: holly williams in istanbul, thank you, holly. chicago's mayor is out with a new plan for civilian oversight of the police. now, the goal is to restore community trust that has badly eroded, even as gun violence has skyrocketed. dean reynolds is following this. >> reporter: at least 28 people were shot in chicago since monday morning. among the dead was 16-year-old elijah sims. his aunt wanda said what many have said before. senseless shooting. >> reporter: but the often scattershot gang violence has defied solutions and the problem is compounded by the toxicwe relationship between the cops and the community they've sworn to protect. on tuesday, mayor rahm emanuelop proposed a new public safety watchdog to identify police patterns and practices that may
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to replace an agency that almost never found the police at fault for anything, over the last decade. of more than 400 police shootings since 2007, for example, it found only two unjustified. that, despite thousands of abuse complaints and hundreds ofun millions of taxpayer dollars in legal settlements the city paid to victims of police misconducta but it isn't always abuse that sours relations. >> my camera. >> no, you have to go. >> reporter: after the rapper che smith was held up saturdayan morning and tried to report the crime at his local police division, he was met with indifference and suspicion by the officers at the desk. >> she kept playing candy crush: >> reporter: the police laterog apologized. i >> i don't believe that it's strictly race. this issue is about culture of the chicago police and professionalism. o >> reporter: the proof of the damage all of this is doing isum in the so far this year, chicago has more murders than new york and
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>> o'donnell: it's been said the best pil >> o'donnell: it's been said the best pilots have ice water inou their veins, and you're about to meet two who fit the bill. here's david martin. >> reporter: watch what happened last march when a navy radar "eisenhower." the arresting wire snapped, and instead of lurching to a halt, the 45,000-pound turboprop went off the front of the ship, completely disappearing fromfr sight for what seems like a ver long time. you ever had a close call like that? >> uh, i've had some close calls, but that was the really, really close call there, sir.t >> reporter: lieutenant matts halliwell was the pilot of a plane that unlike most carrier
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the only way out for the three men aboard was to crawl through an overhead escape hatch after they hit the water. would you really have been able to get out? >> it's kind of rolling the dice at that point.ep >> reporter: big roll of the dice. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: three lives. t >> reporter: lieutenantmi commander kellen smith, who is still aboard the "eisenhower" and spoke to us from the persian gulf, was sitting next to halliwell in the cockpit as his plane went off the end. >> reporter: the plane s disappeared for four full seconds, but it was the actions the crew took in the first second that saved them. smith pushed the plane's flaps down to give it more lift. halliwell pushed the throttles to full power and retracted the landing gear to decrease drag. were you saying anything like, "come on?" >> it was pretty quiet, actually, which was probably the best, since we were just able to focus on what we needed to do. >> reporter: watching in slow motion, you can see thee arresting wire after it snapped
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eight crew members suffered broken bones. an investigation blamed faultyd maintenance, but credited thee flight crew with phenomenal airmanship. >> reporter: two days later, halliwell and smith flew back tr the carrier again. david martin, cbs news, norfolk, virginia. it was a much smoother but his are toik flight that landed in cuba. jet d to santa clara marked the first official flight between the u.s. and cuba in more than 50 years. regular service to havana on ten u.s. airlines will begin this fall. >> the battle against zika next. ding local support to those living with
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director tom frieden about funding crisis. >> reporter: how much money you have spent so far, about? >> we were allocated $222 million for domestic zika control. already, about $200 million ofdo that is out the door, and the rest will be gone in the coming weeks. we're basically running on empty at this point. >> reporter: what happens when you run on empty? >> that means that we're having to make really difficult choices. we're having to not invest in some of the longer-term things down on our work to improve diagnosis of zika, and improving the way we control mosquitoes. >> reporter: do you think it's fair to say that we've already blown the chance to get ahead of the zika epidemic? >> it's not too late. if congress acts soon, we can invest in programs that will help us understand zika better, diagnose it better, and control it better. >> reporter: is the money going to be there when congress returns next week? >> i can't predict the course of that, but i can predict that thu
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here's mark strassmann to tell it. >> reporter: montford middle school's cafeteria served up something special on tuesday. a handful of florida state football players were visiting and walked in for lunch. one of them, travis rudolph, the team's star wide receiver, noticed one sixth grader in particular. >> i saw him by himself, and i was just like, "can i have a seat with you and eat with you?" he was like, "sure, why not." we just started off having a good conversation. >> i was sitting on this side. >> reporter: that kid was 11- ye you looked up and there he was? >> yeah. >> reporter: and what did he say? >> he said, "what's up, dude?" >> reporter: someone nearby took this photo of bo and travis having lunch. notice everyone else in the picture is sitting far away. you see, bo has autism, and often eats lunch by himself. >> on the days that he's sitting alone, i think those are the t days that it bothers me more than it bothers him. >> reporter: leah paske is bo's mother.
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didn't he to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes." the post went viral. >> i'm just, um, moved with emotion at his generosity and his kindness. i don't know what made him pick bo, but i'm so grateful he did. >> rudolph to the ten! >> reporter: travis rudolph could score a million touchdowns this season and never come close to making one family so happy. bullying, but i've seen it. and i don't like it. i don't approve of bullying. i feel like that's wrong. honestly, that's a cool person. i'll hang out with him any day. >> bo. >> right here.r: >> reporter: it gets better. at school today, all the kids wanted to have lunch with bo. >> i'm a super star.iz everybody recognizes me.r: >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, tallahassee. >> o'donnell: well done, travis. that's the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm norah
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phoenix is ground zero for the 2016 campaign. we are live at the phoenix convention center where donald trump is set to outline his plan on immigration reform.>> we will be hearing from trump any many -- minutes. this is supposed to be a speech on immigration policy. brudie giuliani was a surprise guest. something interesting, he was wearing a hat that said make mexico great again. donald trump was in mexico today meeting with the president.
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some specific should be laid out and we will listen for a few minutes.>> in mexico city donald trump will lead on the world stage with american strength and work together with nations across our hemisphere and across the world for a a america.'s back[cheering and applause] back -->>[cheering and applause]>> ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you an american leader with the strength and vision to make america great again, the next


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