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election related systems in 21 states that were targeted. >> homeland security said the russian as perd s appeared to t data. of 21 states.
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illinois, arizona said they were attacked. dhs official, jeanette monfro would not name the other 19 even when pressed by the senate top democrat mark warner. >> how many states did the russians ex-fill trait data including lists? >> prefer not to go into the data in this forum. >> reporter: there was no evidence that any votes were actually changed. but the scope of russia's efforts was staggering. assistant fbi director, bill prestep. >> the internet is, just allowed russia to do so much more today than they have ever been able to do in the past. >> before the house intelligence committee, former dhs sec stare, jay johnson, defended his agency's response. >> state election officials are -- are very sensitive about what they perceive to be federal intrusion into their process. i heard that firsthand. over and over. >> the obama administration formerly blamed russia for the
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attacks on october 7th. but johnson says that warning was drowned out. >> it did not get the public attention that, that it should have, frankly. because, the same day, the press was focused on release of the access hollywood video. >> and that video of course showed then candidate trump making disparaging remarks about women. just yesterday, white house press secretary sean spicer admitted he and the president still had not discussed whether the russians actually interfered in the election. anthony. >> thanks, jeff. >> it has been nearly a year since officer, geronimo yanez killed a man in a traffic stop. yanez was acquitted of all charges last friday. we have seen dashboard camera footage and cell phone video from castile's girlfriend. new video released from the aftermath showing the bravery of a little girl who witnessed the shooting.
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[ gunfire ] >> reporter: moments after castile was shot by yanez, you see a 4-year-old little girl being coaxed out of the back seat by a second officer. >> gethe baby girl out of here! >> reporter: the girl's mother and girlfriend, diamond reynolds in the front seat streaming the aftermath on facebook live. the mother and girl both placed in the back seat of a patrol car. reynolds handcuffed. clearly upset. [ indiscernible ] >> it's okay, i'm right here with you. >> reporter: as the young girl come forl comforts her mother. [ bleep ]. >> ma, i don't want you to get shooted. >> okay. it's okay. it's okay. i can't believe they just did that. [ sobbing ]
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>> reporter: the pair pray unaware castile has died. >> please lord give us a sign that he is okay. please lord, i just need a sign. >> dear god -- >> police eventually took the handcuffs off diamond reynold so she could rock and comfort her daughter. they were left in the back seat of the patrol car for 45 minutes until an officer drove them to the police station for questioning. anthony. >> thanks. coming up next, an american aid worker in mosul runs through isis gunfire to rescue a child. and before he opened fire on members of congress, the gunman went sight seeing.
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>> i see what turns out to be 70 dead bodies. women, children. guys in wheelchairs. the little girl sitting next to her dead mother hiding under the block. the air with gunfire. but he had to get to the little girl. iraqi u.s. forces helped on the ground and in the air, putting up a blanket of protective smoke so he could run. 12 seconds. in, out, she was safe. when you look at the picture now what goes through your mind? >> it makes me want to cry every time i see the picture. because i think -- she made it. >> her family is missing and presumed dead. the iraqi general, he was with, says he plans to adopted her. >> isis just planted an ied -- >> eubanks started free burma rangers after a decade with the u.s. special forces. his wife and three children joined him on all his missions to war torn areas. there are a lot of people
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not so much on other teen things. house republican whip was upgrade to fair condition one week after he was shot. the fbi said today, it was not linked to terrorism. more from chip reid. >> reporter: the fbi said james hodgkinson acted alone when he fired 50 shots at the house republican baseball practice. steve scalise and four others were wounded. the shooter had a piece of paper with the names of six, congress. two were at the practice. investigators do not believe it was a hit list. tim slater of the fbi. >> if you look at his pattern in life in what he was doing on his laptop and social media accounts, no indication that was a list of targets. >> reporter: in the days before the shooting, hodgkinson acted like a tourist taking pictures of himself at the capitol. supreme court and washington
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monument. and the park in suburban virginia where he later opened fire. >> at this point in the investigation it appears spontaneous. >> reporter: why he suddenly turned violent is still unknown. he railed against republicans online, but did not have a history of mental illness. the fbi says he did havager management issues and was taking prescription drugs. he was running out of money. he, he was not, not employed at the time of the event. he was heard for 30 years. and that appears that, that marriage was not going so well. and, there is just a pattern of life where you could tell, things were not going well for tom. >> other members of congress are now speaking out about their safety concerns. >> utah republican jason chavetz. >> what does it take? shouldn't have to take a shooting where somebody actually gets shot to, to change the way we are doing things here. >> he says members generally feel safe here on capitol hill. because of the capitol police. but he is now proposing u.s. marshals do threat assessments
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when they travel just like they do for federal judges. anthony. >> crup
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we end tonight in a town about to have its day in the sun in the dark. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: yep in the eclipse's path all right. they painted a line along where the eclipse will cross town. now, don't let this town's population of 600 people fool you. mccanda will be the place to be in two months. one of the areas where the eclipse can be viewed the lodgest flodge e longest more than two minutes do. you feel lucky? >> i do feel lucky. how can you not? >> reporter: the solar eclipse path runs through dave dartis' art studio and shop in mccannda, illinois. friends coming out of the
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woodwork to get in on the action. >> is there room in the backyard. if they're good friend, i tell them bring your sleeping bag. there is room. >> reporter: tens of thousand of people are expected to pour into the region. joe mcfarland calls himself the town's unofficial eclipse coordinator. >> what it means is that we are nervous that we are going to have crowd control issues, traffic control issues, we are trying trepare for that. >> reporter: august 21st, the eclipse will race across the countrat an average speed of about 1500 miles an hour. covering a swath of roughly 70 miles wide. day will turn into night and temperatures will drop as much as 25 degrees. >> and everyone all around you has the sense, this feeling of awe, as they're watching this incredible experience. >> mccanda one of many places along the path where scientists will also gather to collect rare data on the sun and the earth. >> we are going to be looking at the, the changes in the cloud,
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temperature, light, as well as how are animals and plants going to respond to this? >> reporter: looking skyward, the eclipse will give spectators their only chance to view the sun's lower corona, the area expels electromagnetic energy and matter into the solar system which can have a real world impact on earth. >> it messes with gps, communications systems, even power grids. >> reporter: as for mccanda this area the only place in the country that will get not one, but two solar eclipses. the second will be in 2024. >> how do you feel knowing you will experience it twice? >> if i'm still alive. i think that will be quite great. [ laugher ] >> reporter: if you are thinking of coming out for the big event. sorry to say it might be too late. many hotels and prime viewing spots are reportedly sold out across the country. and locals here tell us, that one room is fetching as much as $3,800.
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>> that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm anthony mason. ♪ >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm vladamir duthier. the best kept secret in washington will see light of day when gop leaders in the senate release their long awaited health care bill. it its designed to repeal and replace the affordable care act and thought to be different from the measure that passed the use. i say thought to be, because, almost no one on capitol hill has seen the bill. and those who have aren't talking. nancy cordes reports. >> some republican senators are starting to say that this level of secrecy is unusual and unhelpful. >> i haven't seen the bill. >> you tau senator mike lee took to facebook to express
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frustration. he is one of 13 senate republicans supposedly writing the health care bill. but he said the process has been taken over by gop leaders. >> i'm told it exists. i just haven't been able to see it yet. as far as i know the overwhelming majority of my colleagues haven't been able to see it either. >> do not let this go by without your voice. >> reporter: three democrats tried make a point by live streaming a visit to the congressional budget office where they famed to get a copy of the gop plan. >> republicans are shutting us and the american public out of the process. >> republican leaders are trying to craft a bill that marks a clean break with obama care but does not resemble the house gop bill. which president trump described as mean. how will your bill have more heart as the the president puts it than the house version? >> it will be different. and, take a different approach based upon the endless discussions we have had with the only people interested in changing the law which is
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republican senators. >> you say democrats aren't interested. but they're not invited into your. >> well, they made it clear earlier they were not interested in participating in this. they have no interested whatsoever. >> democratic leader, chuck schumer disputed that. >> never sought out negotiations. never sought our opinions. just decided to do this in the dark of night. >> even republicans are now making light of the elusive bill. >> maybe the russians have been able to hack in. and gotten most of it. but i haven't seen it. >> we are told the bill will mean fewer changes for people with pre-existing conditions and be more generous than the house bill when it comes to tax credits and medicaid. but, jeff we won't know how much more generous until we get a look at that draft. >> big changes at uber. the coounder and ceo has resigned under pressure fro investors. the ride sharing giant endured a string of costly scandals. demarco morgan reports. >> reporter: still on the board
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at uber, but a turbulent six months for him. known as a brash executive one timed seemed untouchable he is on the inside of one of the most successful startups in recent memory and comes at a pivotal time for the company. >> it is how uber connects with diversity through adversity. >> after a nearly $70 billion empire in less than a decade. co-founder, chief executive, is out at uber. >> this is the tricky balance of this kind of business. >> his resignation after the company suffered a number of missteps including sexual harassment controversy and a federal probe into uber's alleged use of software to avoid some law enforcement. the ceo himself at the center of controversy including heated back and forth with an uber driver cut on camera in february. >> what, what? >> you drove the prices? >> yeah. >> with $20. >> [ bleep ]. >> in a statement to "the new york times," he wrote, i love uber more than anything in the
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world. and at this difficult moment in my personal life, i have accepted the investors' request to step aside so that uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight. >> i guess end of the day we felt like we were good people doing good work. >> reporter: reports say he was forced out of the company he helped create after his leave of absence announced last week, was not enough to satisfy investors. that followed a rt released by former attorney general eric holder who was hiredy uber to investigate the company culture. last year, he shared his vision for uber with charlie rose. not about a man in a hurry. more about really interesting problems in the world and how you lean into them and solve things that people maybe thought weren't possible to solve. that's fun. >> now, uber board member, gill gurley one investor who spearheaded his removal tweeted. there will be many pages in the history books to devoted to him. very few entrepreneurs had sus a lasting impact on the world.
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>> there will be a memorial today in ohio for, otto warmbier. the college student jailed in north korea brought back to the united states in a coma. he died monday. president trump is considering banning u.s. citizens from traveling to north korea, and warmbier's death has hey lot of people asking, why would you go there anyway. ben tracy was in north korea in a rim. and has the story now from beijing. >> the tour group that took otto warmbier to north korea based here in china. after his death they're no longer going to take americans there it is too risky. we talked to another tour group that says they may do the same. before his arrest, olto warmbier seemed to be having a good time in north korea. newly released pictures show him smiling with his tour group, posing in front of statues of the country's leaders, and sampling north korean food. but then as he tried to leave the country, warmbier was stopped at the airport and the world saw a much different side >> i have made the worst mistake
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of my life. >> reporr: you don'tupset the north koreans. >> reporter: last week his father lashed out at tour companies that arrange trips to the isolated country. the north koreans lure americans to travel to north korea via tour groups run out of china who advertise slick, ads on the internet. >> reporter: after warmbier any death, the company that booked his visit, young pioneer tours, said u.s. citizens will no longer be allowed on their trips. in a statement the company said, the assessment of risk for americans visiting north korea has become too high. yuri tours which arranged trips for 2,000 u.s. citizens told cbs this morning, we're reviewing our policies on americans traveling to north korea. >> this is a despot regime. >> congressman adam shif, introduced a bill to prohibit all american tourist travel to north korea. >> americans go there. they're often taken hostage, essentially. and the north uses them as the
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bargaining chips. >> the state department says at least 16 americans have been detained by north korea in the last ten years. a travel warning is already in place, but the trump administration is also considering an outright ban. >> i was extremely excited about the opportunity to go and capture images. >> one month after warmbier received a 15 year prison sentence, photographer tyson wheatley traveled to pyongyang with a tour group. he says he knew the risks but wanted to visit one of the most mysterious places on earth. >> as an amg can i feel fortunate we are abe to travel around the world. i don't think it's the government's rel to tell us where and where we cannot go. >> tyson wheatley says hisour group was explicitly told not to take pictures of construction and not to fold up or throw away a newspaper that had kim jong-un's picture. in north korea in april reporting from there. we ran into a lot of tourists. stayed at the hotel, otto warmbier, stayed at.
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>> announcer: this 'tis the cbs "overnight news." >> president trump claiming victory after republican karen handel defeated john ossoff in a special congressional election in georgia. handel won by less than 4% in a distrack it that voted republican 40 years. it is just the latest example of the great divide in our nation. senior contributor ted koppel has a look. ♪ >> reporter: a couple months back, stephen colbert was checking out the makeup of his studio audience. >> left handers. left handers. blonds. brunettes. trump voters.
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>> whoo! >> good for you. >> reporter: it was actually kind of a sweet moment. >> d't you change. >> reporter: because the the ed sullivan theater in the heart of manhattan is definitely not trump country. and this single trump supporter. >> reporter: don't we love this guy. >> was being treated like some sort of endangered species. >> thank you for your service. it was a rare, tiny moment of tolerance in what has become an increasingly intolerant media landscape. members of congress under attack. in the immediate wake ofshootin brief surge of hands across the aisle. >> an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. [ applause ] >> to my colleagues you can hear me say something you have never heard me say before. i identify myself with the remarks of the speaker.
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>> reporter: but the shooters immediate identification as a trump hater. >> he repeatedly took to face book to share anti-trump rhetoric. >> stokes passions on the right. >> this was attempted partisan mass murder, sean. >> and the far right. >> you saw terror attack coordinated not by isis, but by cnn, msnbc, the democratic party. >> reporter: meanwhile the media spectrum discovered new fuel for charges that the president has engaged in obstruction of justice. >> whether the president himself attempted to obstruct justice. >> your reaction to the bombshell report, and the -- >> reporter: if what you are hearing and reading and watching runs the gamut of what is referred to these days as the mainstream media. center right to partisan left. >> scandal around the president. >> then, professor benkler at the center for internet and
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society has concluded that all of you are consuming pretty much the same material. >> we just did a study on coverage of trump and russia in may, 2017. if you look and compare the word that are typical of placese th wall street journal, or fortune, or what we would normally think of as center right. sites that are the three networks, the times, the post, all the way to huffington post, and daily cost, and things partisan left. they all use very similar words. >> there are now formal calls to impeach the president. >> in the last 24 hours we hearing the i word a lot. >> they all focus on trump and russia in very similar terms of what the complication is. does it raise a question of impeachment? doesn't it? enough for obstruction or not. >> three words. obstruction of justice. >> jeffrey toobin is a left wing
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kook, which is why he is qualified to be legal analyst at cnn. >> when you look at the right you see much less coverage, first of all. and second you see a completely different version of this is about deep state effort to bring down trump. p>> for weeks we have been warning you about the deep state, obama guftd bureaucrats, hell benlt on destroying the president. president trump. >> i know the entire senate will join. >> reporter: let's state the obvious. the republicans control the senate. the republicans control the hois house. donald trump has been our president just five months. talk of impeachment its probably premature and certainly plays right into the hands of the president's most ardent supporters. >> i marvel at the ability to drive these people crazy. they think they're driving trump crazy, they may . they're losing it too. they're literally out of their mind now. >> you see the battle between donald trump and the media which
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is very volatile. and it is back and forth. it is every day. that sort of really began in earnest in november, 1969. >> the great silent majority of my fellow americans. i ask for support. >> when nixon gave his great silent majority speech attacked by the networks immediately. >> reporter: that's pat buick c buchanon whose book draws on experience as adviser to president nixon and author of what would become a highly controversial speech that he wrote for vice president agnew, hitting back at tv networks. >> my friend, we have never trust such power as i have described over public opinion. in the hand of an elected government. it's time we questioned it. in the hand of a small and unelected elite. >> reporter: sound familiar? it was a first draft of what 47
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years later would become a full throated attack. >> edited fake news. >> now admitting "the new york times" is fake news. >> fake news media has, jeff besos, carmelos slim. >> when buchanan ran for president himself in 1992 and 1996, he crafted several campaign themes that donald trump adopted almost word for word. >> friend, there is nothing wrong with putting america first. >> america first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. >> each year millions of illegal immigrants pour across our southern borders into the united states. most come without job skills, crime explodes. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> reporter: and of course the wall. >> i've can get a victory in california, you will see this fence, all the way across the
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gulf and exactly where iant it. >> i would build a great wall. and nobody builds walls belter than me, believe me. thank you, i love you. thank you. >> reporter: then and now, these were themes designed to peel white working class americans away from the democratic party. and it worked. only the divisions now says buchanan are far deeper than they were 20 years ago. >> and so everyone turns, basically to create their own newspaper and their own network. that's what they read. the core of it, ted, is that the country is divided as it has never been before in my lifetime. >> reporter: at both ends of the political spectrum. >> keith oeberm oberman. >> a which of righteous hiydrig dra drama. >> donald trump, our national embarrassment, international disgrace. >> the media hate america. every bit as evil as donald trump said. the media hate america.
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>> the media are fake news. the scientists are wrong on cloi ma climate change. every system we have for saying there is a world out there that is real. it is not all partisan politics. is being criticized by this administration. is being kricriticized by the propaganda knelt work that supports it. >> reporter: a network, says the professor, largely inspired by breitbart, an obscure right-wing website that under steve banon acome lated national political influence. yes, that steve banon, president trump's chief strategist. >> breitbart, connected to fox news. amplifying radio, creates narrative. they have a series of stories. basically saying, deep state leaks for the first time. this, that, the other. of this will then be linked to
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other web sites. daily caller. it will be amped up on conspiracy sites. info wars. generated on tv. fox news. all of this, network of propaganda sites is directly then tied to some one sitting inside the white house. >> you think trump is going to be impeached? >>ou no, i don't think, i dot know how we can maintain hostility for 4 1/2 months for 44 more months. i don't know how it will end. my guess is badly. >> do you think there will be violence? i raised the issue of possible violence in the context of -- an impeachment. would it come to violence. i don't know. i wouldn't predict that. but i do think that this country would be even further and irrevocably divided over the issue and not forget it for a long, long time. they would believe what, ted? they would believe that this establishment was out to get trump from the first day.
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and it wanted to take him down. and i think they would be right. >> reporter: which brings us back to where we began. stephen colbert sitting atop the late night ratings by being consistently and often, outrageously anti-trump. >> i have something to say here. donald trump if you are watching. first of all you are a bad president. please resign. second of all -- >> reporter: the cheering went on and on because your carpet never stops working
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one more way you've got what it takes to protect. 141 years after alexander graham bell made the first phone call, at & t which used to be bell telephone wants to cut the cord. fewer than half the homes have land lines. as dean reynolds reports, illinois may be the first state in the nation to hang up on the old technology. imagine the way people once used the telephone. you dialed your number and your voice was carried along land lines, connected to telephone poles, across the country. the no frills phone worked well in its day. and people like 75-year-old michelle cherish see no need to change something that works. >> my land line, i can talk for literally hours. the phone goes right here. and i just sit there and talk. the battery never dies.
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>> demand for 21st century phone technology is crowding her and the 400,000 other households in illinois, where phones use land lines. about 10% of at & t's phone business. the state legislature and those in 19 other states, where at & t is the primary carrier, have voted to allow at & t to end land line service in order to invest more in wireless or internet based phone networks. but of consumer advocate of the citizens utility board says the change would fall disproportionately on seniors. we are talking about illinois' vulnerable phone customers. who depend on reliable land line connection to give them 911 service. medical monitoring services and home security systems. >> customers like michelle, cherish. >> what whud happe if you were forced to make ts change, whicat t wantsds. >> my life would be at stake for emergencies.
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>>le bill needs a signature and regulatory approval. in the meantime. a & t, says 5,000 illinois customers are voluntarily dropping their land line
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if you are lucky enough to have hey house in the woods or enjoy camping, you know that bears can be a dangerous nuisance. even if they're not frying to eat you, they do want to eat your food. well, a bunch of grisly bears near yellowstone national park are being put to work. they're testing trash cans and coolers to see if they are actually bear resistant. carter evans reports. >> reporter: when it comes to grizzly versus garbage can, most are no match. and these particular bears are
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some of the best in the business. at tearing things apart. >> are some better product testers than others? >> very much so. >> randy gravat helps bears break into containers at the center outside yellowstone national park. >> when bears get into unnatural food sources, bad for bears and bad for people. >> the eight resident bears were brought here because like these bears they got too comfortable foraging for human food. >> once they have even maybe just one interaction, where -- they decide to that a food was easy and seemed safe. then they're going to go back to that food source. >> problem bearsoout -- euthanized or recated. spirit loves to crack open coolers. while 600-pound, quorum, uses tried and true, cpr method to pop a garbage can. for about $500. companies can find out if their
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containers can stand the test. to the delight of those who come to bear witness. >> he just kwept maept moving id until he cracked it open. >> now you know which cooler. the white one. >> products that survive a 60 minute mauling can be sold as bear resistant. but not all are successful. >> doesn't look so good. >> no. no. you can see the styrofoam. they were able to tear that apart. >> even this steel trash locker was no match. >> rip the hinges right off. >> rip the hinges off. >> when you started 10% of the containers were passing the bear test. >> now, 65. the manufacturers are getting it figured out. >> ultimate goal its to benefit the bears in the wild. >> saving bears one cooler at a time. [ cheers and applause ] for cbs this morning, carter evans, yellowstone. that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news.
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and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm vladamir duthiers. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs rtd it's thursday, june 22nd, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight. tropical storm cindy surges closer to the gulf coast. the deadly storm expected to expected to make make landfall soon. president trump return to his campaign roots touting his accomplishments. >> they're obstructionists. i said add some money to it. a plan with heart. very few have done what we've done.

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