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mr. trump won will vote again in june. the u.s. and north korea seem headed for a showdown over the north's nuclear program. today both turned up the heat, and margaret brennan has this. >> we're reviewing all the status of north korea, in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as all the other ways in which we can bring pressure to bear on the regime in pyongyang. >> reporter: secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. wants to force north korean leader kim jong un to the negotiating table, offering diplomacy as a way to avoid a military clash. a north korean propaganda video
surfaced today showing kim at a concert. it was a video simulation of a missile strike on the u.s. >> reporter: vice president mike pips on a tour pence on a tour of the region. >> under president trump, the shield stands guard. and the sword stands ready. >> reporter: the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with pyongyang, which has made no secret of its nuclear ambitions. and u.s. presidents have long pressured china to rein in its neighbor. at their recent mar-a-lago summit, president xi jinping cautioned mr. trump against any u.s. military action in north korea. he said his message was clear, we do not want war or chaos on the doorstep of china and diplomacy is the only workable solution. but imprecise communication has muddied the waters with some allies. in an interview on april 12th,
mr. trump suggested that a battle group of warships including the uss carl vinson, was racing toward the region. >> we are sending an armada, very powerful. >> reporter: but those ships at the time were headed in the opposite direction. now the white house is reassuring nervous allies that this wasn't just a bluff. the ships have long been scheduled to arrive at the end of the month. >> margaret brennan at the white house. russia has given the world a peek at its state-of-the-art military base in a remote section of the arctic. why is it there? there's a lot of oil and gas under the sea, and russia, u.s., canada and denmark are all laying claim. >> reporter: the recent stroll among the glaciers, along with reindeer pulling russian soldiers was the unveiling of russia's newest military base.
it's located just inside the arctic circle. the pr offensive comes as moscow moves to solidify its claim to the arctic's huge oil and gas reserves that russia believes to be worth trillions of dollars. while most of the base remains off limits, they offered an internet tour showing accommodations that can host 150 troops for 18-month stint. it is the second with four others to come with an airfield. the u.s. has a base in greenland. but the russian buildup, the largest since the cold war, has raised red flags in washington. james mattis has warned that russia must not be allowed to dominate the arctic. but for now, russia's flag is planted firmly on top of the world. jonathan vig leah knee, cbs news, london. coming up, the red tape keeping a wounded warrior from
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tonight david martin tells us about a wounded warrior who could use the help. >> reporter: when we first met marine sergeant major walter mackie at walter ride seven years ago, he was learning to walk again after losing both legs to a land mine in afghanistan. >> i'd just gotten my legs. my sea legs. >> reporter: but when we met up with him this week he was in a wheelchair. when was the last time you walked on prosthetic legs. >> november time frame. >> reporter: six months ago. >> right. >> reporter: he's been trying to get new sockets for his prosthetic legs, but it takes so long his body changes and they no longer fit his stumps. >> everything goes really slow down there, by the time it comes back, it doesn't fit. >> reporter: how many times did you get a socket that because of delays didn't fit? >> probably since x or seven ti. >> we get the appointment and told it's two months out. i explained to her, he is not in
his legs right now. he can't wear them. they don't fit. and she says, this is our process. >> reporter: it must be kind of maddening. >> frustrating. i'm overmad. >> reporter: life on press threat ickes was never going to be easy, but he stayed fit, competing in wounded veterans games and was free to drive around on his harley. no less than the come daunt of the marine corps attended. but watch what happens when he remembers dpreegt the rest of his unit. >> pretty emotional. >> reporter: looks like it still is. >> you just miss being in the marine corps. >> reporter: the mackies finally gave up on the v.a. and drove back to walter reed to get new sockets for his legs that will take less than a week. they say there's no less why mack eye or any other veteran should have to wait for care. >> these people served their country, giving their limbs and their lives. you just expect that there's
president george h.w. bush says the former president's spirits are high and he had a good night's rest in a houston hospital. he is recovering from pneumonia. at the white house today, sean spicer was interrupted while briefing the press. >> can i just -- >> need some help? [ laughter ] >> i think i got this, but thank you. maybe. thanks, man. i'll see you in a minute. >> the offer of help came from rob gronkowski there for the ceremony honoring the super bowl champs. they brought along all their trophies and gave the 45 jersey
we end tonight with a man who can teach you a lot about life, because he's lafedived a more than most folks ever will. don dahler now with our living stronger series. >> reporter: if it's saturday night as pasquale's, it's joe binder with the mic. he's been entertaining people most of his time on this earth. ♪ happy birthday >> reporter: but on this day, it's everyone else's turn to sing. joe just turned 107. did you ever think you would reach 107? >> well, i never thought about it. i never really gave it any schot thought, really. i just ride along. >> reporter: the navy veteran
was born and raised in brooklyn but moved to the bronx. he's been a fixture as long as anyone can remember. he finally retired from managing the parking lot at mario's restaurant at 102. a lot of people would want to relax at that age. >> i love people, and people love me. >> reporter: that's obvious. >> so i think i can make another six months. >> reporter: so do his many friends, like gene d' anapoli. >> when i'm next to him, i feel that love bounce off of him. it just fills the room. ♪ that's amore >> reporter: joe has been a fixture as the neighborhood changed around him. he favors the 1920s. >> on sunday, i took a date to coney island. it was 5 cents each on the train. there was two frank furtherefur
rootbeer, we had a snuggle and a kiss. and i still had 20 cents left, so that was a great day for me. >> reporter: to this day, he refuses to stay still, exercises almost daily, dancing with his girlfriend annette, who's half his age. ♪ >> reporter: and playing his instruments. but joe binder's advice for living stronger? care about others. >> i would tell them, be kind to people. don't carry any grudges. and when you get hurt, turn the other cheek. ♪ if you are >> reporter: oh, yeah, and sing. ♪ am i >> reporter: don dahler, cbs news. and that's overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little
later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm don dahler, a congressional election in georgia, seen as an early referendum on the trump presidency is headed to a runoff. 30-year-old democrat jon ossoff almost won tuesday in a district that has been red for nearly 40 years. he got 48% of the vote but fell short of the 50% needed to clinch the race. now he will face republican karen handle one on one in june. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: they were hoping to use this election to show that they were pressing back successfully at donald trump. and they threw everything they had at it, millions of dollars
and volunteers. they're going to have to settle for the runoff in june. >> are you all ready to flip the six! >> reporter: standing in front of an energetic room of democrats he delivered what sounded like a victory speech. >> there is no doubt that this is already a victory for the ages. >> reporter: but the 30-year-old documentary film maker and congressional aide failed to flip the six. >> we reject fear and scapegoating and division. that we choose to love one another and to make things happen. and to win. >> reporter: georgia's sixth district, located in the suburbs, north of atlanta is a gop stronghold. the seat has been in republican hands since 1979, held first by newt gingrich for 20 years and then by healtom price.
karen han dell is hoping to keep did that way. she escaped a crowded republican field and finished second to ossoff, securing her spot in the runoff. president trump weighed in on the race in twitter and robocalls. >> if you don't vote tomorrow, ossoff will raise your taxes, destroy your health care and flood our country with illegal immigrants. >> reporter: but last night when asked about getting more help from the president, she hesitated. >> he's a republican president, so of course he has a vested interest in making sure a republican hold the the seat. >> reporter: do you want him to campaign for you in. >> i'm going to figure all that out tomorrow. this week, president trump signed an executive order that he calls buy american, hire american. it pledges to put american workers first, but it also contradicts the way president trump himself conducted business when he was a ceo. here's major garrett. >> reporter: president trump does have a problem when it
comes to preaching buy american, hire american. it's the same problem he had as a candidate, which means it can be overcome. when it comes to this issue, mr. trump's history can best be described as, do as i say, not as i do. >> buy american and hire american. >> reporter: president trump traveled to wisconsin to draw attention to an executive order that reenforces existing law to make certain federal dollars give priority to american-made goods. >> we're going to do everything in our power to make sure that more products are stamped with those wonderful words "made in the usa." >> reporter: the president's america-first rhetoric does not match the reality of business practices that made him millions. many trump-branded products are manufactured overseas. trump eyeglasses made in china. items from the trump home collection? made in china. >> now where were these made? >> reporter: and trump ties?
well, david letterman asked about those in 2012. >> the ties are made in where, china? ties are made in china. [ laughter ] >> reporter: many outfits sold under the name of daughter and now white house aide ivanka are also manufactured abroad. mainly in china. ivanka trump no longer runs the company. >> we believe jobs must be offered to american workers first. >> reporter: the executive order also targets the h-1b visa program which allows companies to hire foreign skilled labor. the white house argues that undercuts american workers. mr. trump has used the visa program to hire foreign workers at his properties for many years. just two months ago, he applied for an h2 b visa for foreign nationals at his golf club outside of new york city.
we asked about his hiring of foreign seasonal workers at mar-a-lago. >> it's very hard. and one of the big things, it's a seasonal job. >> reporter: he told me he had done everything he could to hire american workers, but they simply did not want seasonal jobs that only lasted a few months. critics argue if mr. trump raised his wages at mar-a-lago it would be more attractive instead of to the ones from haiti he tends to hire. ivanka trump faces questions about her business and whether she is profiting from her white house job. on the same day she had dinner with the chinese president and her father, the chinese government approved trademarks for ivanka's clothing line. jan crawford has that. >> reporter: so ivanka trump no longer runs her company but she is still the owner that tends to profit from the chinese trademarks. >> reporter: during dinner, ivanka trump sat three seats away from president xi jinping. her daughter, arabella even
serenaded the chinese leader and his wife in mandarin. ♪ there is no evidence that trademarks are part of any quid pro quo. but the potential for a conflict of interest is there. according to george w. bush's former chief ethics lawyer. >> our constitution prohibits a united states government officeholder from accepting presents from foreign governments. so these trademarks are going to have to be looked at very carefully to make sure that they are routine trademarks. >> reporter: trademarks protect brands from copycats and ripoffs. cbs news has learned ivanka trump's company filed for at least eight trademarks last year. other businesses have been trying to profit from her name says the company president. she said it is our responsibility to diligently protect our trademark. trump's attorney added ivanka
has had no involvement with trademark applications submitted by the business. >> i have no involvement in its management, in its oversight. >> reporter: ivanka trump stepped down in january. she sold cbs this morning's gayle king she left behind safeguards. >> i think by saying no deals with foreign governments, by saying any new deal that's being looked upon has to be run through an independent ethics council. i created a company that allows our employees to do their job. >> reporter: kellyanne conway plugged trump's line in february. >> go buy it today, everybody. you request fican find it onlin. >> reporter: traffic to her be with si-- website jumped. the trademarks will clear the way for her jewelry, bags, spa
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one of the ways president trump says he will make america great again is by rebuilding the nation's aging infrastructure. he is proposing $1 trillion to fix bridges and tunnels. fewer taxpayer dollars would be needed because private industries pick up some of the cost. kris van cleave is in virginia and got a close look at how those projects can work. >> reporter: virginia is a big believer in public/private partnerships and points to these expressways where a driver can choose to pay a toll to get around congestion. they say it's been a big success, but the successes have come with costly effects.
>> reporter: linda dyer's commute is taking a toll. she's paying to use tunnels that used to be free. now she's thinking about moving elsewhere. you're spending $1200 a year in tolls. >> my biggest concern, is it going to affect how easy it is to sell my house. >> reporter: virginia agreed to a 58 year deal to modernize and expand the tunnels to portsmouth and norfolk. the tolls to cross can run a driver $5.25 each way. do you just get mad when you drive? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: do you sigh a difference in people coming to town? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: tony goodwin is the president of the business administration and a trump voter. >> the tolls are kind of a stigma to the population of hampton roads, mainly because it's putting up a wall between two cities inside one community. >> reporter: many in this
working class community couldn't afford their commute, forcing the state to pony up $300 million extra to buy down the tolls. >> meaning we could have done that project ourselves. that project was a loser. >> great transportation project that needed to be done. the infrastruture absolutely was needed. the way we financed it was not such a great deal for the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: aubrey lane is virginia's secretary of transportation. he's a republican in a democratic administration and supports public/private partnerships. their business deals thought to be at the center of president trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. where does a public/private partnership work? >> heavily urbanized areas where there's congestion and people are willing to pay a price to get out of that. >> reporter: that's what's happening in northern virginia where expressways have been added to unclog several freeways. drivers pay a toll to avoid
traffic and easing congestion in the free lanes. >> we've freed up20% more capacity in those lanes by people opting in to the hot lanes. >> reporter: they must be able to show a stead eye profit which many projects woes. and 13 states currently do not allow them. how big of a burden is the toll? you don't have a choice, you can't avoid it. >> i can't avoid it. >> reporter: is this tunnel project a cautionary tale to the trump administration? >> yes, i think what's most important is they need to look very closely at how the project is being funded, and at the end of the day, what are the taxpayers havi taxpayers going to be responsible for under these public/private partnerships. >> reporter: and after the project they changed the way they do public/private partnerships, to show that the private industry can do it a lower cost otherwise the state
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represent people charged with serious crimes, like murder. they say they don't have the time or resources to make sure their clients get the proper defense. the criminal justice system has become a criminal processing system. he spoke with anderson cooper in a sdtory for "60 minutes." >> what does that mean, a processing system? >> think about "i love lucy." and that famous scene where she and esther are trying to wrap chocolates. our criminal justice system has become something of a conveyor bemt with starts with you arrested and hands that touch you on the way to prison. it is not about figuring out at any point your innocence, should you even be on this conveyor belt, no matter what you did? >> that's a pretty frightening picture you paint. that's not a justice system.
that's a system sending people to prison. >> derwin has been hid ead of t public defender. they are responsible for representing 20,000 people a year who are unable to afford a private attorney. >> how do 50 attorneys handle 22,000 cases? >> you do your best, but a lot of times you can't provide the kind of representation that the constitution, our code of ethics and professional standards would have you provide. >> it was a year ago in january that bunten announced his public defenders would no longer take on any felony cases in which defendants were facing a possible life in prison. that left hundreds waiting in jail without lawyers. isn't having a busy public defender better than languishing in jail without any kind of attorney? >> no, no. a lawyer poorly resourced can cause irreparable harm to a client.
>> we sat down with nine current and former new orleans public defenders who all admit they simply do not have the time or the budget to adequately represent all their clients. >> how many of you believe that an innocent client went to jail because you didn't have enough time to spend on their case? all of you. you feel you've all had that experience. >> we simply don't have the time. we don't have the money. we don't have attention to be able to give to every single person. >> it's not for lack of skill. sarah went to yale and won an awaurd for best young trial lawyer in the country. >> a lot of us went to law schools with good criminal defense clinics. we come into this job being told, here's what you do, investigate, here's how often you visit your client and as soon as you start working, you realize the gap between what you should be doing and what you can do. >> it's unethical, unconstitutional. the judges know it, the prosecutors know it. the bar association knows it,
and it has to come to an end. >> steven hindlynn has just concluded a study in conjunction with the american bar association finding louisiana public defenders are handling nearly five times as much work as they should. >> would any other profession be asked to work this kind of a load? >> if obstetricians had five times as much work as they could handle competently, if airline pilots had five times as much work as they could handle competently, terrible things would happen. >> it wouldn't be allowed. >> of course it wouldn't be allowed. >> public defenders have people's lives in their hands. >> they have peoples' lives in their hands, their liberty, their whole future in their hands. >> don gamble knows what it's like to have your future rest in the hands of a new orleans public defender. in february 2015, he was out
celebrating mardi gras in this neighborhood when the police pulled up. >> the detective he just jumped up. he was like, donald gamble. you're under arrest. >> did they tell you what you're under arrest for? >> yeah, he said you're under arrest for two counts of armed robbery. >> a man with a gun stole two women's purses. the robber was recorded fleeing. and a woman identified donald gamble. his bail was set at $300,000. unable to afford a private attorney, he was assigned a public defender. >> did you have confidence in your public defender? did you feel she's really investigating, they're really on it >> i never really felt she was making progress. i could tell every time i would interact with her, she seemed busy, rushed. overworked. >> gamble had some prior non-violent offenses on his record but now found himself facing possible life in prison. even so, court records show that
for more than ten months his case went nowhere. gamble was locked up in a jail that was recently cited bit department of justice for violence and inhumane conditions. >> did you have problems in jail? >> yes. >> what happened? >> as you can see, i've got my front teeth knocked out. and i've had stitches. >> so you got attacked more than once. >> absolutely, yeah. >> to protect himself, he said he got a homemade knife which was confiscated by authorities. lindsey samuel was gamble's public defender. she told us she couldn't spend much time on his case because she was already struggling to represent nearly 100 men facing life in prison. nearly a year after donald gamble was arrested, samuel quit her job. >> why did you leave? >> you know, feeling like you're always coming up short. you know the first thousand clients you tefeel terrible, th second thousand, awful.
it's just every day to me. every day my clients are going away for a decade. and i just move along to the next client. >> samuel left just as the public defender's office started refusing cases. that meant donald gamble stuck in jail with no one representing him. but surprisingly, that turned out to be a good thing. a judge appointed pamela metzger to advise him and six other men on their sixth amendment right to legal counsel. she argued that if the state couldn't provide effective representation they should all be released immediately. >> some of these men were charged with very serious crimes. >> rape, murder. >> do you want them back on the street? >> i want to live in a city where the constitution matter and in a city that everybody knows if you get arrested you're going to have a lawyer, and a lawyer that retches you properly. >> her job wasn't to disprove
the charges against donald gamble. but as soon as she started looking at the case file, she realized the eyewitness was unreliable. then she took the time to examine the security camera recordings of the robber. when she studied them closely, she realized gamble didn't fit the description as all. >> i noticed the pants. and there's a flat, wide cuff to the pant. the pant cuffs are swinging. as this person runs. >> these are the pants police said donald gamble was wearing during the robbery. >> these are old-school sweat pants with elasticized bottoms. it's impossible for those pants to make that. >> how many hours did it take to you determine they had the wrong guy? >> i would say put together, four or five hours of work. >> if a public defender has too many cases, has too big a work load. >> they don't have four to five hours. >> to watch the full report, go to cbs news.com and click on "60
one of the biggest stars on cable television has been forced off the air. fox news dropped bill o'reilly and his top-rated show after multiple sexual harassment allegation. here's anna werner. >> caution, you are about to enter the no-spin zone. >> reporter: the only comment from 20th century fox, after a careful and thoreau review of the allegations the company and bill o'reilly have agreed that bill o'reilly will not be returning to the fox news
channel. he has been out on a planned vacation since april 11th. the latest citisighting of him him greeting the pope in rome. earlier this month, the "new york times" reported five women received quiet payouts from o'reilly or the company totaling some $13 million. the president recently spoke out to defend o'reilly telling the "times", he didn't think o'reilly did anything wrong. but it came on the heels of claims against roger ailes who resigned in july. this week, protester the picketed fox news headquarters. >> if bill o'reilly is gone, that's just the start of it. >> reporter: employment attorney linda correa specializes in sexual harassment cases. >> i think you'd want to look at
what the culture of the place is and whether there are individuals there who have taken cues from bill o'reilly and think it's okay to behave that way. >> let me stop you right there. >> reporter: wendy walsh, a former commentator on o'reilly's show came forward this month saying she lost a chance for a job at the fox network after she rejected o'reilly's advances. >> fox is doing what i think fox should do. make a big public statement that women's rights are more important than the bottom line. >> reporter: in bill o'reilly's statement tonight, he said it's tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. but he called that the unfortunate reality many of us in the be lipublic eye must livh today. that's it for us tonight. for the morning news check back and for cbs this morning. i'm don dahler.
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