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tonight, margaret bren nonis with retired general and former cia director, david petraeus, talking about the dangers of iraq on day one. >> reporter: what concerns you the most about iraq right now? >> iraqi politics. we'll defeat the islamic state that is going to thap pen. just a question of how long it takes. it is iraqi politics that have to become more inclusive if you are to cement the gains on the battlefield. >> when the next president takes office what's the best case scenario he or she will face in iraq? >> best case scenario will be one in which the islamic state has been defeated on the battlefield and its terrorist cells have been reduced
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dramatically and the residual guerrillas insurgents are on the run. then most importantly, that politics in baghdad have been sufficiently inclusive so that the sunni arabs of iraq feel a stake in the success of new iraq rather than in its failure. >> what's the worst case scenario for the u.s.? >> the worst case scenario for the u.s. is if the situation goes seriously south for some reason. all of a sudden we find ourselves having to really augment our forces and perhaps even get them more into the actual fighting to forestall the possibility of a collapse of iraq and perhaps the resumption of the kind of very near civil war that we saw back in 2006. >> how thin is that line between success and failure? >> well, the line between success and failure is all about baghdad politics. that's where this will play out. >> for the next president, will they have speak to the american
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public and talk about americans dying in combat in iraq once again? >> i fear that that probably is the case. that future presidents will have americans dying in places like iraq. this is really a generational struggle. >> here is where the canned tats stand. hillary clinton plans to strengthen the iraqi government, boost support to local fors fighting isis, and increase air strikes. donald trump has said he would bomb isis more, but has the said contradictory things about ground forces. he said that he would send 20,000 to 30,000 forces if required. but also that the number is too high. >> margaret brennan with the security challenges of day one. margaret, thank you. today, another major health insurer said it is substantially dropping out of obamacare. aetna decision further limits choice and price competition
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especially in rural america. jan crawford has more. >> reporter: more than 900,000 people signed up for aetna insurance under health care law in 15 states. but next year the company says it will offer affordable care act coverage in four of the states. effectively pulling out of 70% of the counties where it offered coverage. and leaving one arizona county near phoenix without any insurers offering obamacare. aetna said a simple question of math. with obamacare enrollment numbers below projections the company reported more than $430 million in losses since the health care exchanges opened in january of 2014. in part because not enough healthy people are signing up. aetna is just the latest of the major national health insurers to announce a pull back. united health care and humana unveiled major cuts. >> this is a red flag for the future of obamacare. >> larry leavitt with kietzer
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family foundation. >> the next enrollment will be pivotal. if enrollment grows, concerns will fade away. but if enrollment stag nats. likely to trigger a debate. >> administration official said aetna's withdrawal does not change the fundamental fact that the obamacare marketplace will continue to bring quality coverage to millions of americans next year and every year after that. >> another official said no county would be without insurance options when open enrollment starts later this fall. the beg cig concern for consumes choice. in some areas if people will have one or two insurers to pick from. >> jan crawford in the washington newsroom. thank you. coming up next, why the cost of this life saving device shot up 500%. >> and later, how man
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>> her lips turned blue. she wasn't able to breathe. >> reporter: the cause, a severe allergic reaction to certain foods. elli among one in 13 children affect by food allergies. >> just a fear we live in every time. every time we leave the house do. you have your epipen? >> reporter: injectors need to be replaced each year. and those costs are soaring. the henegers remember paying $100 for a two back six years ago. today the same pack costs as much as $600. a 500% increase. all of it for a drug that delivers just one or $2 of the life saving hormone epinephrine. >> i don't think it is fair for the pashen. >> the owner of a pharmacy. >> the price hike began in 2007. just after the drugmakerer mylan acquired the product quickly making it a household name.
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tv host john mclaughlin died today, the former jesuit priest and pioneered the talk show format. the mclaughlin group has been a fixture on sunday morning for 34 years. mclaughlin had a distinctive abrasive style of interrogating a panel of journalists. >> has the time come for george bush to reach for the telephone and -- say get me john tower. say to john, your time has come. and interest of the party, yourself, republic, you ought to withdraw your nomination? has the time come? >> mclaughlin's place in culture was secured when he was spoofed on "saturday night live" by dana carvey. what number am i thinking of,
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pat buchanan? >> john mclaughlin who was 89, had never missed a broadcast until this past sunday. he always had the final word. >> bye-bye. ♪ >> the talk at the olympic tuesday involved a dive nowhere near the swimming pool. american allison feel eks was going for the gold in the 400 meter when shawneee miller of the bahamas showed off her diving skills. she got the medal. felix got the silver. we'll be right back. ,,
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we end with the latest internet craze. jim axelrod has the pushup challenge. >> 22 pushups here we go. >> move over ice buckets, there is a new challenge rippling through social media. pushups. 22, in fact. knocking them out, and challenging some one else to do it. >> i am taking the 22 pushup challenge. >> from stars like john kryzinski to a class of troops. it is not about pumping up pecs, designed to focus attention on a tragedy. for years it was estimated 22 veterans committed suicide each day. retired marine don dewinn is director of 22 kill, the
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organization behind the challenge. >> when the statistic came out 22 veterans a day are committing suicide. almost unbelievable. we wanted to find out more about where this number came from. >> two summers ago, the ice bucket challenge raised $115 million. but the group behind this challenge, 22 kill, says its primary goal is to raise awareness, not money. rusty carter is an army vet. who fried to kill himself after coming home from iraq in 2011. >> if i knew of an organization at the time that was doing what we do at 22 kill, i don't feel that i would have attempted suicide. >> recently the department of veteran affairs adjusted the number down to 20 veterans a day who take their own lives. the numbers may have changed, but the mission has not. >> we are not going to be done until it is zero, not going to change our name because of a new study. but, what matters is the number is going down and not up. >> the hope now is to keep that
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number moving in the right direction. 22 pushups at a time. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. 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 cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. ♪ ♪
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this is the cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. a suspected serial arsonist is set to be arraigned today. investigators believe 40-year-old, damin pashilk ignited the clayton fire about 80 miles north of san francisco. he also may be linked to several other wildfires over the past year. mireya villarreal is in the hard hit community of lower lake. >> it is my pleasure to announce the arrest of damin anthony pashilk. age 40 of clear lake. on 17 counts of arson.
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>> people in the lower lake community welcome the news of the arrest after wildfires destroyed more than 170 strek churs and displaced hundreds of families. >> i'm excited that -- that he is now in jail. because now it is not going to happen any more. >> in our 17 counts of arson related to numerous fires in lake county over the past year. >> reporter: law enforcement would not say which fires the counts referred to. last year this same region was burned by three other major wildfires. the rocky fire. the jerusalem fire. and the fatal valley fire which investigators recently concluded was caused by faulty wiring. meanwhile, the clayton fire continues to burn. >> this fire and the fires last year are really the new norm. large fires that grow very quickly and do a lot of destruction. >> rural community of lower lake dates back to the 150s. now much of the downtown area has been destroyed.
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he filled his pickup with instruments and couldn't get his truck out in time. >> full of guitars miech grandfather started the boys band in 1917. put the instruments. music stuff in here. >> fire was burning out of control. over here. when darren redden returned home nothing was left except the goldfish in his pond. >> flooding concerns remain high in parts of louisiana. as historic floodwaters continue to flow south of baton rouge. governor john bell edwards says the death toll has climbed to at least 10 people. more than 40,000 have been damaged. the flooding triggered the biggest disaster response in the u.s. since hurricane sandy. >> the water is starting to recede. to give you an idea. we were on a rels cue boat sunday. we passed by the house. all we could see was the roof. thousand of homes in this area are damaged. with water still on the move, it is only going to get worse
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before it gets better. >> we are not going to give up. we are going to stay to the bloody end. and if it knocks us down we are going to get back up and rebuild. >> overnight, voluntary evacuations were under way in ascension parish as floodwaters from the overflowing river poured into the community. on monday, national guard helicopters pulled more people to safety from the denlt unprecedented flooding hitting louisiana. we went along on a search-and-rescue mission into the flood zone. we are now flying over seven springs, louisiana. as you can see this area is covered in walter right now. roughly, 90% of the homes in denim springs have flood damage. the city's main highway is washed out. christina broad and her boyfriend, brooks wiltson returned to their flooded home for the first time monday. >> my god. this is my entire life.
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just my entire life is washed away. >> like the end of your life. ened of your world. having to start over like that. >> more than 11,000 people have been forced into shelters. >> never thought i would see this day. >> i know. >> 20,000 rescued since friday in large part due off to the help of volunteers. >> very proud of the effort that we are making. more than anything else. i am proud of the way that louisianans are taking care of their own. >> craig's home is a loss the but he is thankful for what he has. >> we are homeless, but hopeful. we'll rebuild and get back. >> reporter: all of this walter its heading south into ascension parish. there is a flooding concern. governor edward will meet with federal officials to discuss the recovery process. >> as you just heard many volunteers in louisiana have stepped up to join the rescue efforts. jamie wax has more on how neighbors are helping each other survive. >> for the past several days one
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of the only ways to get around in certain parts of baton rouge has been with a boat or something like this. a chevy truck converted into a high-riding hunting vehicle. for this week, this truck hasn't been use ford hunting. it's been used for rescuing people that have been stranded by the floods. when the water started to rise. robert and teague rolled into action. >> 250 plus. babies, kids. elderly. 30 dogs. >> this video was taken as they plucked stranded neighbors from their homes. they're part of the loose collection of volunteers known locally as the cajun navy. >> you don't get emotional right when you do it. you just do it. >> with 911 operators overwhelmed, scott and jessica gaspar turned to facebook for help. eventually, boats arrived to take them and their 11 children to safety.
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>> what we truly saw were friend, neighbors, complete strangers rescuing people left and right. the officials had no idea this was going to happen. so it was truly, the guy next door. >> you should have seen the line of people. >> patrick mulhurn, heads up celtic studios. its massive sound stages usually the site for movies like oblivion and twilight saga converted into shelters for those left homeless. >> there was 4,000 people here yesterday. a small town. no doubt about it. >> reporter: as the devastating as the the floodwaters have been. mulhurn says outpouring of support is a hopeful sign especially after a tense summer of police shootings and racial tensions. >> floodwaters don't diskrim nate. they dent care, race, color, creed, religion, jernd, you name it. >> latrenda and her children have been living at the shelter since losing their home several days ago. >> ever think you would see anything like this in baton
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rouge? >> no, i never thought that i would be experiencing what the katrina victim have experienced. >> lisa wellmeier survived hurricane katrina, she moved to baton rouge after 11 years ago and finds herself flooded out again. >> what i learned it is not about the material things, it is about the soul of louisiana. and that's what they have got. they have got a real big, healthy heart. lisa wellmeier explaned to us how the city of baton rouge welcomed her family and others from new orleans after katrina. she said now it is time for her to repay the favor by helping those who cam to her rescue nearly 11 years ago. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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a french catholic priest on a mission to find the forgotten victims of the holocaust. nearly half of the 6 million jewish victims were executed in fields and forests and buried in mass unmarked graves. for the past 15 years, father patrick dubois has been tracking down burial sites and looking for witnesses who are still alive. laura logan reports in a story for "60 minutes." >> the general order was to eliminate the last jew, even the baby, even the old mommy. they never left any body. >> a policy of total annihilation. >> annihilation. if hitler did not lose the war, i don't think today one jew would be alive. >> father patrick dubois is on a
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motion to find hitler's hidden killing fields. before him lies a continent of extermination. these mass graves and extermination sites, many of them are invisible. >> yeah, totally invisible. and under corn fields. under house. under a field. yeah, yeah. >> many would never be recorded? >> never be recorded and still buried like animals. >> reporter: we traveled with the father to the former soviet republic of moldova where in one day he took us to four unmarked mass graves. in this field, he toemd us, 60 jews. beneath this farm, 100. above this city, under this hill, 1,000. 1,000 body. do you think they're still here? >> yeah. yeah, they're still here. >> reporter: thousand of eyewitnesses, millions of documents, and 15 years of investigating have led him to more than 1700 execution sites.
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once in ukraine, under the supervision of a rabbi, and the evidence was just beneath the surface. >> officially a place where no jew had been killed. we found 17 mass graves. >> what did you find? >> you find everything. you see a mover with, holding his boy until the end. the boy tried to go out. you see that another one was, was buried alive. she had the mouth open. she was buried with the earth. >> reporter: in june 1941, hilt ler hitler invaded the soviet union behind his front line troops were mobile death squads, whose job was to hunt down every last jew. they methodically entered villages, rounded up jewish families, and marched them to freshly dug graves. some of the remains buried here
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in lithuania. the assassins reached remote corners, like a tiny village in moldova. when the killers came here they really had one purpose? >> only one goal. kill the jews and gypsies. one goal always. >> reporter: the village is virtually unchanged since the th nazis stormed through here. the team had gone ahead of us, searching for eyewitnesss to a 70-year-old crime. they were led to a 85-year-old, gior gi working in the vineyard. the first question they ask is always the same. were you here during the war? and if the person says, yes. oh, you can help us. >> ready? >> giorgi was 11 years old then. he still remembers what he witnessed. >> translator: as soon as they came they locked everyone up. saw them taking them away. >> he asked where the jews were
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killed. a ravine over there. come and see if you want. >> what you are learning is unrecorded? >> if we had never come. we would never have known. >> reporter: giorgi brought us down the road where he said all the jewish families from the village were taken. he told us the day of the shooting he was tending to cows nearby. now, 70 years later, we watched as he traced the victims' steps to the edge of the ravine. >> translator: the jews were facing the ditch so they were shooting them in the back of their heads or backs to fall into the ditch. they were shooting them as if they were dogs. >> he said it was a beautiful day like this one. >> like today. >> reporter: with the sunshine. >> with the sunshine. >> reporter: when you are doing this here in a place like this, do you ever stop and think, how did i get here?
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>> no, always i say to the people. finally we foundy. we came back. >> father dubois lead no congregation and considers his search for the jewish victim for his calling. >> you are not a typical priest? >> i think everybody has to make his way. the pope also its not a typical pope. but he is a pope. and i am not a typical priest. but i am a priest. >> reporter: with the blessing of the cardinal and vatican he created in 2004, the organization, yahad in unum. together as one. >> we will begin and first look at the map. >> reporter: based in paris his team begins by combing through millions of pages of german documents. comparing them to soviet archives that only became available after the collapse of the soviet union. they search for clues that lead
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them to villages where witnesses point them to mass graves. they record and archive the witness testimonies. to date they have recorded over 4,000 witnesses. who were children at the time. many were recruited by the nazis or local police to dig the mass graves. or to take the gold teeth, jewelry and clothing of the victims.
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>> what have we learned about the holocaust that we didn't know before you began your investigations? >> i learned a lot about humanity. i learned everybody can be a killer, any bed can be a victim. i learned that you like to see other people dying in front of you, killed by other people when you are sure you will not be killed. >> reporter: it was a dramatic finding. that villages chose to watch people being leaned up and murdered. a revelation he would have never have come to were it not for his grandfather. claudius dubois, held as prisoner of war in a nazi camp in rawa-ruska. but he never wanted to talk about it. farther dubois was drawn to the village to find out what happened there. he made repeated trips. but no one would talk to him. until one night, when the mayor
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took him to the edge of the forest, where 50 elderly villagers were waiting. >> he said, patrick, i bring you at the mass grave of the last 1,500 jews of these days.
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computer searches some people prefer to get their answers by talking to an actual person. elaine quijano shows us how the library remains a trusted source for research. >> reporter: librarians at new york public library have been called the human google. they may not be as fast as your favorite search engine they're as reliable as ever. the fifth avenue branch of the new york public library attracts about 2.5 million visitors each year. many pose with the lions named patience and fortitude. snap pictures in the grand entry hall, and pass through the reading rooms without cracking a book. but the tables are full here. shushing happens as much as you may remember. and the phones keep ringing for researchers. one of the number one comments that we get from callers is thank god a reached a human being. even on chat some times. people will say is this a robot or person. we have to laugh and say, yeah, i'm a real person.
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>> reporter: rosalee managed the new york public library ask desk. which receives about 300 inquiries a day. >> we answer telephone, e-mail, cha chat, text, facebook, twitter, snail mail queries from new yorkers and people around the world. this is our library. our personal reference library. >> researchers here can access materials not available to the general public. but google and even wikipedia are not off-limits. >> we love the fact that more and more things are on line. the computer is a tool for us. faster we can find an answer for somebody. the better. >> while the average google search takes .2 second. this human search engine is a bit slower. five minutes per call is typical. >>:00 in the search box, upper right corner. such a thing as a typical question? >> no, not when you work in reference. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: here are some recent questions as read by our
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cbs this morning summer interns. >> i need to know the exterior dimensions of radio city music hall. >> i'm looking for a new york city law that -- >> i'm looking for information history of black lipstick? >> inspired subject, more or less. >> bernard van marseeven keeps a file card on hand as inquiries described as random. >> a neighborhood nickname that didn't quite pan out. lowbro. lowbro, orders noho, soho, and little italy. >> lowbro sound insulting. what's the most interesting question you ever received? >> usually like the last one that i have gotten. there is this one caller that find out their street is wider than the ordinary treat. i didn't believe them at first. i want up to their block, and i, measured it out. and it is true.
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it's about 7-feet wider than the standard block. >> wow. >> bernard you are awfully dedicated? >> you know, i'm glad that i am able to do this job. it's, you know, don't, don't tell the management, but it is kind of like always amazed i get paid to do this work. so. >> i love this collection. >> reporter: surprising as it may sound that sentiment is shared on this floor. where people proudly answer whatever is on your mind. >> let me place the hold for you. >> what is it that you are able to discern after you answered a question. >> i think gratitude. also that moment, ah-ha. that moment. hearing the joy in their voice. check mark goes off. i managed to accomplish that. >> reporter: so, in case you are wondering. the lions named patience and fortitude are larger than life size. that law prohibits monkeys from soliciting money dates back to 1887. and black lipstick first came in
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vogue in the 1930s. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a recent wave of car thefts in texas part of a high tech trend. some car thieves are giving up on hot wiring and turning to hacking. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: point. click. steal. security camera video outside of a houston home shows this guy, getting into a jeep wrangler and breaking out his laptop. apparently using the jeep's on board computer diagnostic port to trick it into accepting a key that he brought with him and then, just driving off. who needs to hot wire when you got a laptop. that jeep belonged to david payne's daughter. >> my daughter was sleeping in the room above it. her dog was sleeping with her. the dog slept through it. she slept through it. nobody ever heard a thing. like being invaded, the guy is coming in stealing your stuff. in your driveway. >> reporter: typically thieves target older cars because of the
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value of their parts. but not these two. working always at night. they struck again. using a laptop to take this jeep grand cherokee. police arrested michael arsey and jesse solea, and believe the pair made off with 100 vehicles smuggled into mexico. >> if it is this easy to steal or some one has the knowledge and ability, and knows how to utilize that ability to be able to commit the theft. it is a scary situation. >> police say a similar string of jeep thefts are under investigation in california. the national insurance crime bureau which investigates stolen car claims for the insurance industry noticed an uptick in newer harder to steal vehicles being taken. >> which sort of surprised us, because they have all of this new technology. >> spokeswoman, carol caplan. >> reporter: almost like cyberhot wiring. >> yes. in the old days thieves could hot wire a car. when the new technology came along it was no longer possible to hotwire a car.
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that's why we saw auto thefts drop off. but as with any kind of crime, the thieves always find a way to outwit technology. >> kris van cleave, washington. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jericka duncan.
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captioning funded by cbs it is wednesday, august 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs this morning" news. breaking overnight. a southern wildfire explodes, forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes. and the investigation into a wildfire in the northern part of the state continues. officials revealing the accused arsonist once worked on the front lines of fires as a state inmate. intense flooding continues to devastate louisiana, while some escape the rising water, spreading across the state, others areea


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