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we cover the weather on kpix news at 6 tonight. >> news updates always on cbssf.com. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: back on the stump. >> let's close this deal! jano: jano: days before a congressional special election president trump rallied for a republican candidate who needed help. >> look at all those red hats, rick. ,> glor: also tonight the word on the street in seoul, south korea, about mr. trump's surprise summit with the north. e> to trust kim jong-un's regime you would have to be an idiot, she told us. >> quijano: on the heels of two devastating nor'easters, millions brace for round three. oumeless in california, officials clear out a camp where hundreds live. where will they go now? >> so this is all you own in the world, you and your girlfriend. >> yeah. >> quijano: and she's conquering hated with anthems of acceptance.
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this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: and this is our western edition. good evening, i'm elaine quijano. president trump had a lot to say this weekend in a steady flow of haeets and a saturday night saech, nearly 75 minutes long. most notably the president talked about his surprise summit with north korean leader kim jong-un announced last week. and the congressional special election in pennsylvania this tuesday. errol barnett begins our coverage. >> i think they want to do something, i think they want to make peace. i think it's time. >> reporter: president trump discussed his upcoming meeting with north korean leader kim jong-un while delivering a free wheeling speech in pennsylvania imploring supporters to give a chance to the dictator he previously referred to as "little rocket man." >> south korea came to my office after having gone to north korea, and seeing kim jong-un and-- no it's very positive, no.
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>> reporter: deputy press secretary rah shah says this administration stance has had an effect. >> our policy is pressure, pressure from partners and allies around the world. these have had an impact it impacted kim jung-un's behavior. it impacted his conduct. >> we've got more than any previous administration. >> reporter: c.i.a. director mike pompeo delivers there has been progress but the goal is for north korea to agree to thrifiable the denuclearization soon. hey dus a fair characterization with respect to their capacity to reach the united states. >> there really is no one in the administration who has face-to- face experience talking to north koreans. >> reporter: joel witt is a state department veteran who has negotiated with the north. what is your biggest piece of advice to the president ahead of these talks? >> meet with people who have eet -to-face experience, talking to the north koreans. don't rely on people who are just reading briefing papers.
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b reporter: now beyond north korean talks, newly announced tariffs and legal questions nurrounding an alleged affair with a porn star president trump is focused on his re-election announcing in pennsylvania last noght his updated campaign slogan will be "keep america great-- exclamation point," elaine. >> quijano: errol barnett, eanks. tony dokoupil has more now on pennsylvania's closely watched wecial election. >> get out on tuesday, vote for rick saccone, and we can leave right now, c'mon! ( cheers ) n> reporter: president trump traveled to moon township, pennsylvania, outside of pittsburgh to rally for state representative republican rick saccone. >> is president trump popular in western pennsylvania! ( cheers ) >> reporr: h been struggling to lock up the k ecial election in a district trump won by over 20 points in 2016. the seat in play was previously held by republican tim murphy until he had resigned last year after allegations that the
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anti-abortion congressman encouraged his mistress to have one. now the race is a battleground. >> people agree that we have to do the job. we have to get the job done. j reporter: democrat conor lamb, a retired marine and former federal prosecutor challenging saccone. should lamb win it could uldicate what could lie ahead for republicans in this year's mid-term elections. >> we are the united states of america! >> reporter: former vice president joe biden came to the district earlier this week to campaign for lamb. >> he believes in hard work. he believes in labor. >> reporter: with thousands of steel workers living in the 18th district, recent tariffs on steel and aluminum have played a major role in both campaigns. both saccone and lamb are in favor of the tariffs. >> i don't think anybody can say that they support everybody's values. but you know, by and large i'm with the president and i'm with rick saccone. >> reporter: the republican party has spent over $9 million on saccone's campaign for a
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district that will be redrawn by the november mid-terms due to a court ruling. so elaine, both parties are going to be looking for new voters in the coming months. >> quijano: all right, tony, thank you. the president said this weekend he believes north korea will stick to its pledge to suspend missile tests before and during his summit with kim jong-un. holly williams reports tonight from south korea. >> reporter: after a spate of north korean missile tests last year, another nuclear test in september. >> "rocket man" is on a suicide mission for himself. n> reporter: and months of insults between president trump and kim jong-un, this is an extraordinary turn of events. duyeon kim is an expert on north korea and its nuclear program red says the north is eager to talk because economic sanctions are hurting the regime. >> it's not going to be easy because the north koreans are >> very good negotiators, and they know how to play the game. >> reporter: what is the game that they play? >> get everything they want and inve nothing in return.
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>> reporter: the north's commitment to freeze missile and nuclear tests is reversible and north korea has reneged on previous deals dating back to the 1990. three u.s. citizens are still being held by the north korean regime. the family of professor tony kim ofs seeking his release should be a top priority. other sitting u.s. presidents have decided against meeting deth north korean leaders and giving them the reward of legitimacy that goes with that. without getting concessions from them first. kim jong-un he seems to want to project himself as this bold leader of a normal, peace-loving nuclear power. so this upcoming summit gives him a good p.r. opportunity to orturay that image. aeran lee knows more than most about the north korean regime because she lived under it's rule. vee escaped and defected to the south. and now owns a this successful restaurant in seoul.
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to trust kim jong-un's regime anu would have to be an idiot, she told us. resident trump prides himself on being a deal maker. but a meeting with north korea's aader is a high-risk strategy. holly williams, cbs news, seoul. >> quijano: today, china's parliament officially ended presidential term limits. it clears the way for president xi jinping to rule possibly for life. xi now has almost total authority to pursue his vision ri turning china into a military and economic superpower. .hina first enacted term limits in 1982 in response to the brutal regime of communist leader mao zedong. zed in the u.s. nearly 30,000 homes and businesses are still without power following a one two punch of nor'easters. most of the outages are in new jersey and pennsylvania. tonight, millions from the mid- atlantic to maine are bracing
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areround three. parts of north carolina and .irginia could wake up to nearly half a foot of snow. the nor'easter is expected to gain strength monday night as it moves north, possibly unleashing blizzard conditions and coastal floods. border patrol agents in south texas have been cracking down on human smuggling. so far this year they have stopped at least 30 trucks sacked with people trying to kseak across the border, leading to the rescue and arrest of nearly 500 migrants. tonight on "60 minutes" scott pelley talks to a migrant who survived a journey that turned deadly. >> reporter: nearly half of mexicans live in poverty. de santos is married with three children in a small apartment. he can make up to $300 a month, icich doesn't pay the bills. in america, it's $5,000 a month. he has made the trip four times. worked in a factory, on a hog farm and helped rebuild new orleans after katrina.
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for his last, nearly fatal trip, he sold his truck, saved money from his past trips, and paid smugglers $6,500. "it was completely dark," de santos told us about the trailer. "there was no window, there was no light, there was nothing." it is estimated that 100 and more victims in the back of the san antonio truck, baking in their own heat pushed the temperature well over 120 degrees. which lead to the ten deaths and 29 critically ill. 29 heard a lot of people screaming," de santos said. "they wanted water. there was some people saying that they wanted to die. i heard a mom scream for her children." the torment lasted three hours. "the last thing i remember," he told us, "was calling out to god."
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>> quijano: you can see scott's full report on human smuggling tonight on "60 minutes." in anaheim, california, a short istance from disneyland, officials recently cleared out a camp where hundreds of homeless people lived. some for as long as ten years. many were moved to motels and shelters. others just moved on. here's jamie yuccas. amieeporter: this is moving day for john. what kind of stuff do you have to move out of here? >> everything. >> reporter: his home is a tent along the santa ana riverbed not far from disneyland. when you heard that everyone was getting evicted, what went through your mind? ?> where am i going to go now? >> reporter: an orange county judge has said the encampment must go. so this is all you own in the world? you and your girlfriend. >> yeah. >> reporter: now he's frantic to pack what he can. >> because of how they just come through and throw everybody's stuff away, it's not right. >> reporter: you can see people are still packing up at the very last minute and the sheriff's office says when they tell
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people it's time to go, that's it. they are not even giving people n extra 15 minutes because in their mind everyone here has had a month to vacate. there are 130,000 people just like john. homeless in california. that's nearly the population of syracuse. homeless advocates argue cuficials just want these people out of sight. when the city cleaned the area, 14,000 hypodermic needles and es0 tons of trash were removed. orange county supervisor todd spitzer says this is the only solution. >> i think that there is a group of people who want to live this lifestyle. and there is nothing we can do to change their behavior. bet i do believe there is a substantial number of people who do want help but they're commingled with a very bad element, which is keeping them from saying hey, i'm ready to take services. >> reporter: most were offered 30 days in a motel. 90 days of storage, and mental oralth and drug counseling. but permanent housing is the real issue.
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the median home price in orange county is almost $800,000. the average rent: $1,800 a month. john grabbed some clothes before leaving. his girlfriend is eight miles away. settling into their new temporary home for the next 30 days. after that, they don't know. what's it like living just week- to-week? >> it's tough. it really is tough. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, orange county, california. >> quijano: "black panther" had if is too much malfunction last weekend, possibly destroying thousands of frozen eggs and embryos. the rare breakdown happened on the same weekend that a storage freezer failed at a fertility center in cleveland, ohio. about 1200 people who stored eggs and embryos at the two facilities are now trying to find out whether their samples
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>> i am a lot of things. i am a woman, a mother, a rapper. >> reporter: and you are a ouslim-american woman. >> yes, i'm a syrian-american muslim woman. >> reporter: 29-year-old haydar is the daughter of syrian immigrants who settled in flint, michigan. growing up, she was taught music was forbidden. but haydar departed from that roterpretation of her faith and combined her passion for poetry with rap music. eventually leading to her first single "hijabi." ♪ make a feminist planet >> some kind of anthem that we could turn up to and celebrate the fact that we do what we want with our bodies when we want and how we want. >> reporter: "hijabi" now has more than 3 million views on youtube and haydar's second video "dog" which tackles misogyny and sexual assault has been viewed more than a million times. ♪ he's a dog
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♪ he's a dog >> i'm trying to disrupt stereotypical narratives of arab imericans, of muslims, of women. >> reporter: haydar says wearing the hijab is an act of liberation, but her music videos have been polarizing. >> my video, i know, i should never be talking about liberation because i'm wearing this hijab on my head, i'm just like no, no, listen, this is 100% my choice. >> reporter: still, she has received threats online against her and her family. >> i feel like it does show the real intense islamophobia that exists right now. >> reporter: what does it mean to you to be an american? >> the fact that i have the right to-- in some places-- practice my religion, the freedom to say what i want to, to who i want, and the freedom to dress the way i want. ♪ ♪ >> quijano: haydar is set to release her first record in may which continues probing themes from her first single. i'm elaine quijano in new york. thank you for joining us and good night.
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captioning sponsored by cbs inside the siege. live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpa x five news. >> i just ran out as fast as i could. i thought i was going to die. >> now at 6:00, inside the siege, a staffer at the veterans home in yountville describes the moment a former patient burst in with again. she managed to make it out of the pathway home just in time, kpix 5's keety nielsen is live in yountville with her story. >> reporter: haley is one of the residential counselors here at pathway home. she told us today about the absolute terror she felt on friday morning when the gunman barged into what was supposed to be a going away party for two of her coworkers. >> we had just started the
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party. when the gunman walked in to the room. that we were in. >> reporter: she recognized the gunman immediately as a former resident. chp says the man was 36-year-old albert wong. a decorated army veteran who had recently been kicked out of the pathway home program. >> he was very calm and just looked at all of us. >> reporter: the gunman didn't say why he was there, but started letting people go, one by one. >> first he let the veterans go, and then sent staff, staff needs to say -- needs to stay. at that point there were seven of us. seven staff members. and then he said our names. my first name. and said you can go. >> reporter: but three had to stay. the executive director and psychologists

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