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excel clock at the weekend news is next. -- at 6:00. the weekend news is next. captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: earthquakes and eruptions in paradise. hawaii's big island remains on edge-- with lava flowing through streets and high levels of toxic gas in the air. also tonight, new questions for president trump and rudy giuliani about the stormy daniels payment. in russia, more than 1,000 protesters are arrested ahead of vladimir putin's inauguration. we're in moscow. an alleged racial profiling incident on a college campus. rica students targeted for being native american? >> can you pull your hands out of your pocket please? >> ninan: a ceremony honors american servicemen lost at sea during world war i-- the scottish island where they were laid to rest.
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and, the handwriting revival that's getting american kids back in the loop. >> i can write. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening, i'm reena ninan. the massive volcano continues to erupt sending lava to residential neighborhoods and doxic gas into the air, the island of nearly 200,000 has been rocked by earthquakes, including its most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years. carter evans is there. >> reporter: reena, police have surrounded the community where the eruption is occurring. they're keeping everyone out. not just because of lava, but also the deadly fumes. the spewing lava and toxic gasses are showing no signs of slowing down. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: a powerful 6.9
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magnitude earthquake struck the big island on friday-- the largest in 43 years. since then, several new eruptive cracks have opened up in the residential community of leilani estates, each, hundreds of yards long, splashing lava into the air and flooding streets. at least five houses have burned, thousands evacuated. >> the smoke was really getting thick and you can really smell it in the air. >> reporter: herschel hood tired to convince his neighbor to leave with him >> he just refuses to go. i've been to his house twice today and he won't leave >> reporter: this part of the island has seen some major lava flows before. this one happened in 1955, it went all the way to the ocean. that smoke back there is where the new eruption is. kilauea is the youngest and most active volcano on the big island. and just a few miles from the current lava flow, at a community meeting, authorities tried to explain unpredictability of the volcanic cracks. >> all of a sudden one opened up, steam started coming out and the red lava. that's how fast it was happening. >> reporter: talmadge magno, administrator for hawaii county
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civil defense says at least six active fissures have opened up so far. >> you know we're starting to see a pattern-- a kind of a line >> reporter: and it could continue happening? >> yes. >> reporter: and we really don't know how long? >> yes, that's, you know, that's the sad part about-- it could be happening for a long time or mysteriously it could just end. >> reporter: there's definitely still a lot of volcanic activity. we felt several earthquakes last night. and water has become an issue. authorities are telling people to restrict usage. as the lava approaches one of the major water mains in this area. reena. >> ninan: carter evans on the oround in hawaii. president trump went to cleveland ahead of the primary election on tuesday. errol barnett is at the white oruse.
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>> reporter: president trump ignored the press this morning, on his way to a fundraiser and tax policy roundtable in cleveland, ohio. >> the tax cuts have helped so many people in such a big way >> reporter: it is an to effort focus on positive economic news amid changing narratives hirrounding the president's financial relationship with his lawyer, michael cohen. the "wall street journal" reports federal prosecutors in new york are investigating two loans totaling three quarters of $1-million, cohen used to conduct his work during the 2016 election. cohen previously admitted to paying off porn actress stormy daniels $130,000 before election day. daniels claims it was to buy her silence after a one-night affair ntth trump. >> the president reimbursed that over a period of several months. >> reporter: the president's newly appointed lawyer, rudy giuliani, gave conflicting statements as to what the president knew about the payment and when. speaking saturday, giuliani praised the president's response to the special counsel's investigation. >> i also have the great honor
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of being his attorney in something that is totally sjustified. >> rudy is a great guy, but he just started a day ago. >> reporter: president trump explained twice why giuliani's version of events differed from his own claim he was unaware of the daniels pay-off. >> when rudy made the statements-- rudy is great-- but rudy had just started, and he wasn't totally familiar with every-- you know, with everything. >> reporter: president trump's longtime friend tom barrack has, according to the a.p., been interviewed by special counsel robert mueller's team. that discussion taking place "months ago." barrack was a top fundraiser for mister trump and helped organize his inauguration. reena. >> ninan: errol barnett at the teite house in russia, more than had a thousand protesters arrested in russia, more than a thousand protesters were arrested today just days before vladimir putin's inauguration.
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they are supporters of russian opposition leader alexander witlny. most were released, but it's evidence of the putin government's frustration with a growing anti-corruption movement. elizabeth palmer is in moscow. >> reporter: the crowd of alvalny's supporters showed up this afternoon in what's become a ritual of defiance. they gathered in the exact area of central moscow they didn't have official permission to rally in. navalny himself joined them and even had a few minutes to lead the chanting. >> doloi tsarya! doloi tsarya! ys reporter: this one says "down with the czar," a reference to president putin who will be heaugurated on monday for another six years in office. but the police soon grabbed navalny and hauled him away. now that navalny has been arrested, his supporters have been left here without a leader, with no plan and with police moving in aggressively to clear them out. in some places things got very ugly. but everybody who showed up today knew that was likely, but they came anyway.
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>> the main purpose is to just come out in the streets and just state that we are here- that we are present. >> reporter: just to show yourselves? >> yes, that's why i come to these protestations. >> reporter: but others in the crowd said they wanted more leadership from navalny than simply videos of him getting arrested that go viral online. and as for other russian opposition leaders, they're frustrated because navalny insists on going it alone instead of joining forces with them in a coalition: maxim katz ib with the liberal party yabloko. >> the problem with navalny and also other members of the opposition is that they don't understand that their skills are not enough to win. they need to join the skills of everybody to win. >> reporter: they want navalny to join because he does front the most important organization b russia and in fact, he
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represented enough of a threat that he was bard from running in the presidential elections earlier this year. reena? >> ninan: thank you. a police officer from a police officer from terre haute, indiana is the 27th officer to be gunned down this year in the line of duty. 16 year veteran officer rob pitts was killed last night in a shootout with a murder suspect. the gunman also died. rsficers lined the streets today al the fallen officer was taken to a funeral home. three weeks after the controversial arrests of two african-american men at a starbucks another incident at colorado state university is raising questions. two native american teenagers say they were reported to the police because of their race. nikki battiste has the story. >> can you pull your hands out of your pocket please? >> reporter: a questioning and pat down by police is not what these brothers expected when they signed up for a campus tour at colorado state university, but a mother on their tour called campus police and said--
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hiomas and lloyd gray-- who feined the group late, were wearing "strange" clothing and made her "feel sick." >> reporter: according to the police report, the caller, a white female, told police the two boys-- who are native american-- were laughing and keeping to themselves and did not seem to be interested in the tour. >> reporter: after showing the campus police an e-mail confirmation for the tour they were let go. that's when they called their mother, lorraine gray. >> i get a frantic phone call from thomas saying, "somebody called the police on us because we were quiet." >> reporter: according to the police report, lorraine then prlled c.s.u. and said she was "upset and felt that her boys
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were being racially profiled." she says her son, thomas, a musician, dreamed of going to colorado state university. and now she has a few words for the woman who called police. >> i hope this never happens to itur child and i hope that you learn a lesson about judging a book by its cover. >> reporter: colorado state university's president said in a statement that, "people of all races, religions, gender identities and appearances belong here." the school says it has reached out to the boys and their mother ay offer a v.i.p. campus tour-- but so far, reena, the university says the family has not responded. >> ninan: thank you very much, nikki battiste. the trump administration announced friday it is ending temporary protections for immigrants from honduras. the administration has nieviously terminated protections for immigrants from sudan, nicaragua, nepal, haiti and el salvador. here's manuel bojorquez. h reporter: what have you guys heard about what's happening with the family right now? >> there's a possibility in the future we could be separated.
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>> reporter: 15-year-old jonathan and his two brothers, rtul and jeremy are u.s. citizens whose parents could be deported. their father, jose zometa, is one of 57,000 hondurans whose permission to live in the u.s. after hurricane mitch devastated their country in 1998 was just ended by the trump stministration. their mother's status was revoked last year. she fears what will happen to her boys. "it's as if you're moving in pieces," she says, "this one stays here, this one stays, there. it's horrible." she received temporary protected status-- or t.p.s.-- after an earthquake struck el salvador in 2001. currently, more than 300,000 immigrants from ten countries which experienced natural disasters or conflict have t.p.s. the administration is now allowing the status to expire for the majority of them, including those from haiti, stcaragua, and nepal. arguing they've outlived their
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need to stay in the u.s. but victoria points out honduras and el salvador have some of the highest murder rates in the world. what are you hoping for? "i'm hoping for them to reach into their souls, and say, okay, you can stay." edso hoping they can stay, the florida east coast chapter of the associated builders and grntractors. mie organization sent a letter to congress saying the immigrants are a vital part of their workforce. some people might say there are plenty of people out there that would be willing to do those jobs. >> you know, our experience in construction is that's not the case. our experience has been as an industry casting as broad a net as possible to try to recruit nge workforce of tomorrow and so it's been a very challenging job. >> reporter: those who have lost the special status have 12-18 months to return home or find another type of legal residency. there are concerns, however, that many may simply decide to stay and live in the shadows.
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torpedoed by a german u-boat and the "h.m.s. otranto" went down after a collision in bad weather. nter the course of several months hundreds of american men washed up on shore. wars grim tide overwhelmed this tiny island as residents scrambled to find survivors. bob siplon's father, private arthur siplon from michigan, was among them. >> it was a scottish farmer who 00und him. >> reporter: more than 700 men died and were buried in temporary graves. islay residents even sewed handmade american flags for their funerals. yesterday-- 100 years later-- american, british and german warships honored those men lost. they also paid tribute to the men and women who never set out for war but still found themselves surrounded by it. 1918: the year scottish
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ago, the day after his wife, barbara was laid to rest. mr. bush was treated for a blood infection. america's longest-living president will be 94 next month. he plans to go to his summer home in kennebunkport, maine later this month. space exploration history was made today in california. >> 3...2...1... >> ninan: for the first time, nasa launched an interplanetary mission from the west coast. nasa's robotic explorer "insight" is on its way to mars to study the interior of the red planet. it's set to land on november 26, and will join five other nasa spacecraft operating on or above the fourth planet from the sun. albert pujols made baseball history last night. h e los angeles angels slugger notched his 3,000th hit-- andon. pujols is the 32nd player to
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independence are in cursive. but for many american school kids, the curly letters are as unreadable as ancient hieroglyphics. in a growing number of states, a handwriting revival is underway. omar villafranca now on the push to get dallas kids in the loop. >> this is the end of the thought. >> reporter: these third graders r good shepherd episcopal in dallas are learning a lost art. they're practicing cursive by writing letters to their pen pals. >> my third grade teacher taught me cursive writing. >> reporter: it's almost a foreign language for today's younger generation. >> it used to hurt my hand a lot, but now i've gotten used to it. >> reporter: hard to read, and harder to write. tim mallad's daughter is in the class. >> wouldn't it be fun for the children to begin to learn how perhead letters and perhaps get the thrill of getting a real letter in the mail? >> first thing we're going to do is look at the letter that is up on the screen. >> reporter: he came up with the pen pal idea and shared it with her teacher karen gunter... >> you've got a letter today. >> another one?
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>> another one! >> reporter: ...after he sent a letter in cursive to his daughter away at camp and she couldn't read a word he had written. ou she said she was mad at me. "well, why are you mad at me?" "well, your letter." and i'm thinking i didn't say anything bad in the letter. "no, you wrote it in that funny writing." s reporter: mallad oversees several retirement homes and knows a lot of people who still use that "funny writing." so, he helped pair up students with several seniors, like 75- year-old sue standlee. >> it's difficult for me to-- to do text and e-mails-- or text, anyway, because there's so many shortened, abbreviated things, that i don't know what they are. ( laughs ) >> don't forget the dates at the top of your pages, please. >> reporter: she was matched up chth 9-year-old samantha moseley, and the pair instantly hit it off on paper. >> i feel like i'm actually talking to her. this has made me, like-- like, to write a lot more. >> this is excellent, excellent, penmanship.
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>> reporter: third grade teacher karen gunter says the cursive lesson also allows her to teach grammar, along with the sschanics of writing. >> what does a capital d look like? it reporter: and it's one of the enly times she knows the students are paying attention. >> when we're writing the letters, they are quiet. >> reporter: but during other times in class? >> oh, no. they-- >> it's mayhem. >> some of them never shut up. ( laughs ) >> reporter: 80-year-old retired writer nancy miller was worried she wouldn't have anything to talk about with her nine-year- old pen pal ahan jain. >> and in the very first paragraph or two, he says, "i'm a dallas cowboys fan and my favorite player is dez bryant." and i thought, "wow, we have a connection right away." ( laughs ) >> reporter: turns out nancy and ahan both have strong opinions on their beloved dallas cowboys. so, what are you writing to her about now? >> brandon marshall got cut and now dez is gonna sign with the giants. >> reporter: is this better than text messaging? is this-- >> yes. >> reporter: --better than emails? >> yes. >> reporter: how come? >> because in text messaging, you don't have a visual of the
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person, but in letters you do. >> reporter: after a few months exchanging letters the students finally got a chance to meet their cursive correspondent. >> oh, i'm so glad to meet you! >> reporter: sue and samantha are now more than pen pals. >> well, she's just flamboyant. she is a pistol. it was wonderful to meet her, just wonderful >> i got to meet someone new and ket just writing to them in like, short letters and stuff. i actually got a friendship with her. >> reporter: in a world of constant emails, texts, and direct messages the kids there's nothing like that "funny writing" to help keep friends connected. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. >> ninan: and we'll sign off now, putting our signature on "the cbs weekend news" for this saturday. for more news anytime, go to cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm reena ninan in new york. thank you for joining us, and good night.
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away.. shortly after the wine country wildfires. now: a river of lava is threatening new at 6:00, a north bay couple moved away shortly after the wine country wildfires and now a river of lava is threatening their new home in hawaii. good evening. >> from the air you can see smoldering forrests as red -- forests as red hot lava chars numbers of trees in its path. and you can see the steam and smoke rise from the burn-scared roads. so far the nohelani estate subdivision has been destroyed. one family moved to the subdivision a few months ago. now they are close to disaster yet again. >> yes. this couple moved out of the
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area after the north bay wildfires only to find lava flowing into their new home here in hawaii. >> couldn't make this stuff up. >> i hope everybody is okay and everybody gets out. i know there are still people waiting until it is too late. >> this couple evacuated with their kids and sorrowy's mom after a fisher opened up on the street. this is cell phone from the video of the driveway where a couple hundred feet away lava was spewing into the air. . >> i was panicing. i wasn't thinking straight. >> this

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