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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> morgan: another white house security breach. just before midnight, a man with a backpack jumps the fence. president trump is home. the intruder eventually caught. >> secret service did a fantastic job. it was a troubled person. >> morgan: the breach raises new questions about white house security. also tonight, years of war, poverty, and drought leave more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation. >> we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the united nations. >> morgan: our crumbling roads and bridges get a dismal report card. what will it take to rebuild america? and they were lured in by isis propaganda. now, they are trying to escape its deadly grip. >> reporter: why would you still join when you had seen
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them committing atrocities like that? this is the "cbs weekend news." >> morgan: good evening, i'm demarco morgan with a western edition of the broadcast. as he plans a fortified border wall, president trump apparently needs a sturdier fence around his own yard pain man with a backpack holding cans the mace hopped on to the white house grounds just before midnight. the president was home, the intruder eventually arrested not far from mr. trump's bedroom window. it was supposed to be a quiet working weekend for the president, but with the reignited debate over health care, and questions swirling around mr. trump's wiring accusations against president obama, things are hardly quiet these days. here's errol barnett. >> reporter: 26-year-old jonathan tran of california appeared in court saturday. the d.c. metropolice report says he claimed to be a friend of the president and that he had an appointment. he was carrying two canlz of
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mace and admitted to jumping the fence. tran is being held until his next court appearance monday. the secret service says at 11:38 p.m., tran, carrying a backpack, breachedly the perimeter fence between the east wing and the treas department. he was apprehended near the south portico entrance. that entrance leads to the president's private residence. mr. trump was at home at the time, although the secret service says he was not in danger opinion today at a working lunch with cabinet secretaries, mr. trump praised his security team. >> secret service did a fantastic job. it was a troubled person, very sad. >> everybody out, right now, go back! >> reporter: during the obama administration, there were multiple white house intrusions, prompting plans for the perimeter spence fens to be strengthened and raised. extended spikes were installed as an interim solution. secret service director joe clancy, who was brought in under president obama to fix issues in
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the agency, retired a week ago. president trump is still deciding on his replacement. meanwhile, vice president pence was in kentucky today promoting the administration's first big piece of legislation, repealing and replacing the affordable care act. >> the truth is kentucky is a textbook example of obamacare's failures. >> hello, everybody. >> reporter: president trump voiced confidence in the bill when he met about key republican committee members friday. >> and i think it's something that's just going to happen very shortly. >> reporter: in an interview airing sunday on "face the nation," house speaker paul ryan said despite some internal resistance, it's the best shot republicans have at reform. >> people are going to say, "i wish we could do this. let's do that." that's how legislation works. negotiates and compromises occur when you're writing law, and what we're seeing and hearing is just that. >> reporter: democrats continue to resist any changes to a cornerstone achievement of the obama era. >> the president really doesn't know what he's talking about when he talks about the
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affordable care act. we would like to work with him on that, if he has the interest of the american people at heart. >> reporter: now, after the midnight breach, the security level tefs white house was raised to orange, one of its highest, but it is back to normal now. first lady melania trump was not at the white house last night. dem, mr. trump has made no public appearances in the seven days since he launched wiretapping accusations against president obama on twitter and has had limited qact reporters. >> morgan: errol barnett, thank you. the white house confirms president trump has invited palestinian president mahmoud abbas to the white house. a spokesperson for abbas says he plans to meet mr. trump very soon to discuss resuming peace talks with israel. next week, the president meets with saudi deputy crown prince mohammed bin salman, and german chancellor, angela merkel. well, today, u.s. attorney michellpreetbharara said he was. mr. sessions has asked all 46 attorneys appointed by president
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obama to step down. it's not unusual for incoming administrations to remove holdovers from previous administrations. president trump's revised travel began ban goes into effect next thursday. it bars new visas for people from six predominantly muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the u.s. refugee program. just like the original travel ban, version 2.0, is facing key legal challenges. >> reporter: you had your day in court with this travel ban. >> we hay couple them exproirpt won. >> each time. >> reporter: washington state attorney general bob ferguson led the charge that brought president trump's first travel ban to a grinding halt. >> look, the original executive order was keystone cops. it was. and that's reflected in the chaos that was created at airports all around our country that your viewers saw day after day. >> reporter: the new executive order will ban travel from six countries instead of seven, and it will no longer affect current visa holders. but on thursday, ferguson told a
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judge, the new order is the "same basic policies in a new form, "and that the judge's restraining order should still apply. >> president does not get to decide if a new executive order is different enough. the court decides that. >> reporter: but the justice department and attorney general jeff sessions have not wavered. >> the executive is empowered under the constitution 7 and by congress to make national security judgments and to enforce our immigration policies in order to safeguard the american public. >> reporter: top prosecutors from around the country still disagree, and earlier this week, hawaii attorney general doug chin immediately filed a new lawsuit to stop the new executive order. >> it's saying if you're from one of these six countries-- now six-- you are presumptively a terrorist. >> reporter: ferguson says the fact that the president made any changes to his order at all is significant. what does that tell you? >> it tells me that even the
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president, even this president, has to respect the rule of law pup can't tweet your way out of the 9th circuit counter of appeals decision. it's not the lowfd court that revailz in the courtroom. it's the constitution. >> reporter: demarco, at least five stated attorneys general are planning to do that on monday. >> morgan: carter evans, thank three countries impacted by the president's travel ban are among several african nations on the brink of starvation. years of poverty, war, and drought have left more than 20 million people facing famine. tony dokoupil has our report, and we warn you the images are upsetting. they show the heartbreak and severity of the crisis. >> reporter: in search of relief, the hungry walk for miles, but without enough food to go around, vast stretches of africa in the middle east are now on the brink of standard. >> we stand at a critical point in our history. already at the beginning of the year, we are facing the largest
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humanitarian crisis since the creation of the united nations. >> reporter: on friday, united nations humanitarian chief stephen o'brien warned world leaders that without a relief effort, millions could die, further destablizing the region. the crisis is centered on four countries and more than 20 million people, including nearly two million in nigeria, three million in somalia, five million in susedan dan, and 14 million in yemen. in all, about 1.4 million children face an imminent risk of death, according to unicef spokeswoman. >> children are dying because of manmade disasters. in 2017, that's shameful. >> reporter: while the causes vary by country, war and poverty face all four nations and have for years. the united nations says it has just 2% of the $5.6 billion it needs to averpt disaster.
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this somali man said, "we pray to god to alleviate the suffering. equally, we are asking the humanitarian agencies to help us." and the united states is typically the world's largest provider of humanitarian assistance. but the trump administration is considering cutting about 40% from the budget for foreign aid, which includes the united nations. >> morgan: all right, tony dokoupil, thank you. >> thank you. >> morgan: a grim discovery saturday near the city of mosul, iraq. a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people executedly by isis. it comes as u.s.-backed iraqi forces are trying to drive isis from iraq's second largest city. as holly williams reports, a growing number of isis fighters are regretting their decision to join the terror group. >> reporter: this so-called islamic state is crumbling. iraqi forces are now on the edge of mosul's historic old town, one of the extremist's last strongholds. isis fighters are being killed
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and rounded up as prisoners. but even as they lose on the battlefield, they still wage an online propaganda war, painting themselves as a band of holy warriors. this isis defector, who we met in turkey, shows just how powerful that propaganda can be. he told us he served in the military in jordan, and then joined isis in late 2014, believing they'd created a just islamic state. but he said he quickly realized he'd made a mistake. "they kill anyone who argues with them," he told us. he was surprised to discover their brutality, yet joined the extremists, even after he'd watched some of their vicious execution videos, including the beheadings of two american journalists. why would you still join when you had seen them committing atrocities like that.
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"they said they were c.i.a. agents, not journalists," he told us. "and they shaped verse from the quran into the video to justify the killings. no muslim could object or say 'this is wrong'." he told us he paid a smuggler to get him out of isis territory last year. he's far from alone in succumbing to the extremist's propaganda. "there are many people who came to isis like me," he said. "tens of thousands. if they'd known the truth, they wouldn't have joined." isis is losing the fight in iraq and syria, but that may not be enough to loosen its grip on the minds of many of its followers. holly williams, cbs news, northern iraq. >> morgan: and helping in the fight against isis, dozens of u.s. troops and armored vehicles were on the move today in northern syria. they are helping syrian forces prepare an all-out assault on isis in the city of raqqa. coming up next, america's
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crumbling infrastructure. what will it take to fix our roads, bridges, and airports?
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>> morgan: the president is asking congress for $1 trillion to fix roads, bridges, and airports, underscoring the need for repairs, a new report from the american society of civil engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a "d-plus." kris van cleave breaks downtown grades. >> reporter: this is what unrelenting winter does to "d-plus" infrastructure. california has taken a steady pounding from mother nature, wrecking roads, compromising dams, and costing up to $1 billion in need ed repairs. >> it's revealed the really decades of disuse and undermaintenance that we've-- that we've put into this system. >> reporter: steve heminger ster runs the ba bay area's metropoln
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transportation condition. >> we're struggling with both aging pains and growing pains at the same time. and we're not doing a very good job of dealing with either one. >> reporter: nationwide, the aging pains are clear across all 16 areas of infrastructure reviewed-- roads, aviation infrastructure, and dams, all stayed at a "d." while one in 10 are considered structurally deficient, bridges managed to maintain a "c-plus." rails showed improvement, thanks to private investment in freight, jumping from a "c-plus" to a "b." the overall "d-plus" is the same they gave the infrastructure nonetheless last report card four years ago. >> we can't wait any longer. >> reporter: norma jean mattei is the soept's president. >> a "d-plus" is not a good grade at all. if that was one of my daughters coming home with a "d-plus," i'd say, "hand over the car keys." >> reporter: the group estimates an additional $2 trillion in infrastructure
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spending is needed by 2025, just to get to a grade of "b." that's twice what the trump administration is calling for. the the iconic memorial bridge behind us is undergoing emergency repairs so it can stay open to traffic. crumbling infrastructure costs the average american $3400 a year, just to keep things moving. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. >> morgan: up next, she was kidnapped from her own bed, assaulted, and left to the field to die. her lifelong journey to find her attacker.
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was eight years old when she was yanked through her bedroom window by a stranger, then strangled, slashed, and left for dead in a field in dickinson, texas. she didn't die and the kidnapper couldn't silence her. tonight on "48 hours" michelle miller has schuett's emotional story about her lifelong search for her attacker. >> reporter: for most of her life, jennifer schuett has lived with the searing memory of the night she was eight years old
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and was snatched from her own bed. the man drove her to a dead-end road not far from her home in dickinson, texas. >> and then he held a knife to my throat and said, "am i scaring you little girl? am i scaring you?" and then he chocked me as hard as he could. i blacked out for a while. i realized i couldn't scream, and i couldn't figure out why. i had just enough strength to throw my right hand on top of my neck, and that's when i felt this gaping wound. >> reporter: her throat had been cut and she was sexually assaulted. jiervetion just left to die in a field. >> reporter: the next day, children playing in that field found jennifer. she was airlifted to a hospital and rushed into surgery. unable to speak, jennifer began scribbling notes to help police find her attacker. >> i remember writing down that there were beer cans in the car,
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and the brand of cigarettes that he had. everything that i thought would help in finding him. >> reporter: she wrote, "he said his name was dennis." jennifer worked with a forensic artist, and they created this sketch. but despite her painstaking efforts, the case grew cold. >> every day growing up, i was on a hunt looking for a suspect. >> morgan: you can see n "48lle's full report "afraid hours" right here on cbs. we'll be right back.
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time start this weekend. the clocks spring ahead an hour, which means many will fall behind on their sleep. but as hena daniels reports,
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being sleep deprived is nothing new to many americans. >> reporter: jon hanford heads to work most days feeling tired. how many hours of sleep do you get a night? >> i would say six hours if i'm lucky. >> reporter: if you're not lucky? >> four or three. >> reporter: adults are supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night but a careerbuilder survey found only one in five workers reaches that goal. that means millions are working on too little sleep, and most say it has an impact on their job. >> i mean, it's definitely harder to concentrate when you feel tired or you're constantly having coffee to stay weak. >> reporter: in the survey, people say being tired makes them less productive and lesmotivate. it also affects their memory and makes them crabby. many people can't escape work, even when they're sleeping. 65% of people say they dream about work. one in 10 say it happens often. >> i'll have nightmares they forgot a deadline or i have something that was due. >> it's a struggle. >> reporter: judge says being
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tired jacques the day move slower. >> you feel like the whole day is going by and you can't wait to get to sleep that night. >> reporter: worrying you aren't getting enough sleep makes things worse. >> you get stressed about not sleeping and it makes it harder to fall sleep. >> reporter: half of those surveyed said worrying about work ceems them up at night. >> morgan: paratrooping pooches tackle a serious problem.
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safesouth africa where some high-flying dogs are tackling a serious poaching problem. debora patta has the story. >> reporter: meet arrow and his handler henry holtshyzen, harnessed together, they take off across the vast wildlife preserve. arrow seems unperturbed, even as they hurl themselves out of the
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helicopter, falling more than 6,000 feet to earth, landing in the middle of the poaching wars. >> getting the dog on to the front lines as a matter of fact possible is always a challenge, and parachuting and rappelling is one of the days getting the dogs on the ground where they're needed. >> reporter: these elite canine dogs are trained to immediately sniff out the poacher, rushing to attack, pinning him to the ground, until more hp arrives. this may be a training exercise, but the dog's bites are real and special bite-proof suits are needed. the dogs are up against highly trained, heavily armed poachers who run a multi-million-dollar industry trading in elephant and rhino horn. in the past seven years alone, a third of africa's elfanlts have been wiped out. nearly 100 of these sky diving
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dogs have been placed in game reserves across africa. in one region, they caught over 100 poachers in 18 months. holtshyzen told us one dog, killer, nabbed more poachers than rangers equipped with the latest high-tech weapons. >>ings that the most effective tool against the fight against poaching ever used. and it's low technology. it's low cost compared torg technologies, and it works. >> reporter: man's best friend may turn out to be a poacher's worst enemy. debora patta, cbs news, johannesburg. >> morgan: and that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. a reminder to set your clocks ahead one hour for dliefg time which begins at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow. i'm demarco morgan in new york. thanks for joining us. we leave you now with a look at the chicago river running green today as the city celebrates st. patrick's day
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vallejo.. going viral on social media tonight. new at 6:00, a violent police takedown going viral on social media tonight. what a former police chief said when we showed him the video. you never know what's going to happen. we've heard a lot of stories. but we just thank god. >> wondering in the woods. a missing woman is back home safe tonight. how her dog helped save her life. and an intruder hops the white house fence and makes a break for the door. we learned he is from the bay area. i'm juliette goodrich. >> and i'm brian hackney. andria borba is live at san jose state where the suspect went to school. andrea? >> reporter: that's why the suspect jonathan tran graduated
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in 2014, with a major in electrical engineering, last known address was in milpitas. the incident happened last night. jumped the fence at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. he made it across the grounds before he was stopped at the south portico. when asked if he had the proper pass to be there he said no. i am a friend of the president. i have an apartment. he admitted to the secret service that he jumped the fence. >> secret service today fantastic job. it was a troubled person. >> reporter: tran was arraigned in washington, dc when he was arrested. he had two cans of mace in a backpack as well as a passport. because he had his passport on him the judge in this case denied him bail. he is due back in court in washington, dc. federal court on monday. live at san jose state, andria borba, kpix 5 news. video of a brutal takedown by a

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