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♪ ♪ . captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this thursday, the president's plan: no on a shutdown, yes on a national emergency. >> major developments out of washington. president trump will sign congress's border deal. >> i'm going to support the national emergency. >> the republicans should have some dismay about the door that they are opening. >> former acting f.b.i. director andrew mccabe telling "60 minutes" he made sure the russia investigation would not vanish. >> i was able to put the russia case on absolutely solid ground that, were i removed, the case could not be closed. >> wr in california. >> rain prompted flooding and mudslides. >> a woman is recovering after a mudslide caused the home that she was in to tumble down the side of a hill. >> retail giant amazon says it will not be building a new headquarters in new york. >> we are reclaiming our
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economy! >> this is not shangri-la over here. we needed this. >> glor: at each valentine's day, thousands seek love advice from juliet... as in romeo and juliet. >> these people share their story with you, and in a way, you share yours with them. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. we're going to begin tonight with a plan to sign and declare. president trump said today he will sign a spending bill approved by the senate today to fund the government and avoid another shutdown, but he will also say the situation at the border is a "national emergency." democratic leaders call it a "lawless act." republicans are divided. nancy cordes reports. >> i think he has all the legal authority in the world to do this. >> reporter: the president's decision was cheered by some republicans, criticized by others. >> you know, i have been very clear with my concerns about the president declaring this as an emergency. >> reporter: declaring a national emergency gives the president broad powers to seize
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property and redirect funds from other projects without congressional approval. it's a move normally reserved for natural disasters, and would enable president trump to direct the army to construct a border wall. >> the fact of the matter is, this is not an emergency, and the president's fear-mongering doesn't make it one. >> reporter: democrats argue, illegal border crossings are near a 20-year low. do you still plan to file a legal challenge? >> i may. that's an option. and we'll review our options. you want to talk about a national emergency? let's talk about today, the one- year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in america. that's a national emergency. >> reporter: in the latest cbs news poll, two-thirds of americans said the president should not declare a national emergency. but mr. trump is looking for something to show for a five- week partial government shutdown
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which was prompted by his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. the bipartisan deal being voted on today left him with $1.4 billion for border fencing. and, while he initially said mexico would pay for the wall, mr. trump now says he'll get the money "any way he can." >> we will get the job done. the wall is very, very... on its way. >> reporter: the senate's republican leader, mitch mcconnell, is on record opposing a national emergency, but he said today that he backs the president's move. his change of heart came after the president finally agreed to sign this new border security deal that will prevent another partial government shutdown tomorrow night. jeff? >> glor: nancy cordes, thank you very much. the president was quick to react to a "60 minutes" interview with andrew mccabe, the former deputy director of the f.b.i. in it, mccabe describes to scott
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pelley why he was so concerned in a meeting with the president after f.b.i. director james comey was fired in may of 2017. here's paula reid. >> i was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and achie-- and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage. and that was something that troubled me greatly. >> reporter: mccabe says, days later, he opened criminal and counterintelligence investigations into the president. >> i wanted to make sure that our case was on solid ground, and if somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they made that decision. >> reporter: mccabe told "60 minutes" correspondent scott pelley that, following comey's firing, deputy attorney generale 25th amendment, which gives the majority of the cabinet and vice
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president the power to remove the president from office. mccabe says he was also part of discussions with the deputy attorney general when mccabe says rosenstein offered to wear a wire inside the white house. in the interview, mccabe says the proposal was so serious, he took it to the general counsel of the f.b.i. in a statement, the justice department said rosenstein "never authorized a wire," although it does not deny it was discussed. today, the president punched back on twitter, writing "mccabe is a disgrace to the f.b.i. and a disgrace to our country." in poland, vice president mike pence called the suggestion to remove mr. trump from office "absurd." >> i have never heard any discussion of the 25th amendment by members of this government, and i would never expect to. >> reporter: mccabe was fired last year after an inspector general investigation concluded he lacked candor in his statements made under oath to federal investigators related to a leak he authorized to a reporter. his case was referred to the
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u.s. attorney in d.c. for possible criminal charges. today, william barr was sworn in as the new attorney general. he is expected to begin overseeing the special counsel investigation, and eventually receive a final report from special counsel robert mueller. now, democrats have insisted that that entire report be made public, but barr has only vowed to be "as transparent as possible." jeff? >> glor: paula, thank you. scott's full interview with andrew mccabe will air sunday on "60 minutes." an about-face from amazon today. the retail and tech giant abruptly canceled plans to build a second headquarters in new york city after facing backlash from some neighbors and local leaders. david begnaud has the fallout on this. >> whose city? >> our city! >> reporter: it was the valentine's day breakup that kicked off celebrations at the site of what would have been amazon's new headquarters in long island city, queens. new york democratic congresswoman alexandria ocasio- cortez: >> i think it's incredible.
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i mean, it shows that everyday americans still have the power to organize. >> reporter: in a statement, amazon said "a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward." new york city was among 20 top city contenders to house a second amazon headquarters. amazon promised a $2.5 billion investment and 25,000 jobs. in return, new york offered $3 billion in state and city incentives. >> congratulations! ( cheers ) >> reporter: there were lots of protests and debates over the benefits of large tax subsidies for one of the world's largest companies, and the rising cost of housing in new york city. polls show a majority of new yorkers supported amazon's move to the state. new york governor andrew cuomo, who helped to lure amazon, condemned those who trashed the deal, saying "a small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community."
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ernie brooks has lived in long island city for the last 40 years. his house would have been less than 100 yards from the new headquarters. >> it's symbolic of one thing that's really wrong with this country today, which is the dominance of large corporations that don't pay tax, that don't really support the community. >> disastrous, quite honestly. >> reporter: frank rafael represents the other side. >> this could have been a legendary event for queens. and unfortunately, i think new yorkers sort of messed it up. >> reporter: it may be hard to see in the dark, but the new amazon headquarters would have gone right here at the edge of the east river in long island city, queens, looking out at manhattan. you know, today, the mayor of chicago and the governor of illinois actually sent a letter to amazon, essentially saying, "sorry to hear what happened in new york, but we'd love for you to take a second look at chicago." jeff? >> glor: all right, what a story. david begnaud, thank you. heavy rain is causing floods and mudslides acrossifnit. in sausalito, a house slid into another house, you can see here, in lake elsinore. floodwaters caused part of a
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different house to collapse. it is part of a weather system known as a "pineapple express." here is mola lenghi. >> reporter: it was just before 3:00 a.m. in rain-saturated california when a 200-foot hillside collapsed just north of the golden gate bridge. >> respond to a possible structure collapse. >> reporter: a fast-moving mudflow tore trees before leveling the home where 70-year- old susan gordon lay in rubble up to her neck. >> i could hear her calling for help. >> reporter: so she was trapped? >> yes, yes, she was trapped. >> reporter: rosaleen bolger also lives in the fragile hillside town of trendy sausalito. >> what it sounded like was a bulldozer. it was very loud. >> reporter: this pile of debris is what's left of the home that came crashing down. it took rescuers nearly an hour to get the woman out, while nearby, others were also in distress. >> they extricated four adults and one baby, as well as a dog
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and a cat. >> reporter: throughout the state, the strongest storm of the season pounded community after community. east of los angeles, homes were evacuated, officials fearing this hillside could give way... and then it did. mud and debris poured through neighborhoods, blocking roads, submerging cars, prompting numerous rescues. nearly 60 homes remain evacuated in this sausalito neighborhood while crews assess whether this hillside is stable or could slide again. and, jeff, more heavy rain is expected tonight. >> glor: mola, thank you very much. one year ago today, 14 students and three staff members wereed n douglas high school. at 2:21 this afternoon, the city of parkland, florida, paused for a moment of silence. students hugged and held hands. a clock tower chimed for each of those who died. if anyone exemplifies what it means to be a parkland survivor, it is maddy wilford, the most critically wounded following the attack. she shared her story with mark strassmann.
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>> i... used to have flashbacks. it was kind of like, blurry, like, i didn't notice much detail. but now it's like, more vivid. >> reporter: what do you see? >> just, the fear, and the reality of how scared i was. >> reporter: this is maddy wilford in her a.p. psychology class, one hour before the massacre. when did you know something was wrong? >> when we heard the first shots go off. ( alarms ) boom, boom, boom. ( alarms ) i can just remember, like, sitting there, like, trying to get in a position where i wasn't going to get shot. i just could think, like... "i hope this isn't real," like, this whole fear set over me. and then... then i did get shot. >> maddy? >> reporter: what's it like to
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look at that video? >> it was really hard at first, seeing myself like that. >> reporter: three bullets tore through her abdomen and pierced her lung. a fourth shredded her right arm. >> this whole panic set in, and i was like, "why me? like, i don't want to die." and so i just kind of accepted it, towards the end, and then i just, like, blacked out. >> is anybody injured? >> three injured. >> and when the first responders first felt my pulse, i didn't have one. >> reporter: her father, david wilford, was in nashville when the shooting happened. >> i felt like i was going out of my mind. >> reporter: he flew home not knowing whether his wounded daughter was alive. >> i saw her face above the covers with a tube down her throat, and it was such a relief that i, for a long time, could not be angry. i was so thankful that she didn't die. it was a pure miracle. >> reporter: do you feel like a miracle? >> yeah.
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>> reporter: before the shooting, miracle maddy was a basketball player... >> come on, maddy! >> reporter: ...and an "a" student with dreams of becoming a doctor. her physical recovery was grueling, but there are also scars no one can see. >> especially when school started, i didn't feel motivated to do anything. i want to move forward. i want to do all these things, but it's like, my gears are stuck. >> reporter: what is it that is holding your gears in place? >> dealing with the fact that i basically died. >> i feel bad, because i've been maybe trying to pretend that it's not... as bad as it is. >> reporter: the entire family is in therapy for trauma. anya, maddy's new service dog, is another comfort. >> don't rush it! >> reporter: maddy has made progress. she's coaching basketball, and began an internship at the same trauma center that saved her life. you have a very resilient >> yeah, way more than people ever realize.
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>> reporter: she'll need that resilience today to raise hope and quiet those flashbacks. >> so happy. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, parkland, florida. >> glor: and they call her "miracle maddy." up next here on the "cbs evening news," hackers steal medical records to sell your identity to the highest bidder. and later, a runner describes his unreal fight with a mountain lion. to keep me moving the way i was made to. it nourishes and strengthens my joints for the long-term. osteo bi-flex because i'm made to move.
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impersonating him, and nearly $20,000 in bills landed on his credit report. you tried to get these problems off your credit report. >> i did. >> reporter: did that work? >> it worked until the next billing cycle. >> reporter: and millions more americans' medical records are at risk. >> every one of our investigations involve the use of medical data to commit fraud. >> reporter: investigator gary cantrell, with the health and human services department's office of inspector general, says last year the agency handled nearly 400 reports of medical data breaches. >> sometimes they're compromising this data and we don't know how it's being used, when or if it will be used, to compromise those individuals' identities. >> reporter: so it's sitting out there like a time bomb, potentially. >> that's right, that's right. >> reporter: a recent survey found just 16% of healthcare prreportedg fully functional cyber security program. now, medical records are for sale on the dark web. we looked at the ads with cyber security expert gary miliefsky. so this description says-- their
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"product description," says, "breached a very large hospital recently." >> exactly. >> reporter: so they're basically saying somebody hacked into this hospital, and here's the records if you want to buy them, for $26,000. >> reporter: exactly. they want to monetize these records quickly, and they're actually offering them at a discount, compared to other prices i've seen on the dark web. >> reporter: 15 years later, reagin says he still hasn't been able to undo all of the damage. >> that hospital may still have his information, his blood type under my name at that hospital. >> reporter: that's kind of worrisome. >> it's just a little weird, i think. >> reporter: anna werner, cbs news, new york. >> glor: coming up here tonight, man versus mountain lion. we will hear how it ended. that's why she wears dr. scholl's orthotics. they relieve pain and give her the comfort to move more so she can keep up with all of her best friends. dr. scholl's. born to move. with retirement planning and advice for what you need today
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>> i remember looking down and seeing the claws. >> reporter: travis kauffmann says he was alone on a mid-day run along the trails of horsetooth mountain park when he heard a noise. >> i turned around and just was pretty bummed out to see a mountain lion chasing after me. it grabbed onto my hand and wrist, and from there it started to claw at my face and neck. >> reporter: kauffmann, who is 5'10" and about 155 pounds, says his fear became a primal struggle to survive. >> i stepped on its neck with my right foot. it finally stopped moving, and then, jaws opened. and i was able to scramble back up the hill and kind of get the heck out of dodge. >> reporter: parks and wildlife officials have captured two more juvenile mountain lions they believe are the siblings of the one that was involved in that attack on february 4. mireya villarreal, cbs news, fort collins, colorado. >> glor: you have got to be kidding me. up next here, celebrating valentine's like a pair ofover star-crossed lovers.
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undeniably romantic about the italian city of verona, where william shakespeare set his famed tale "romeo and juliet." tourists make a sort of love- pilgrimage here to what is celebrated as juliet capulet's house. cristina spagnolo, who usually works in a gelato shop, moonlights as juliet and collects some of the thousands of letters that pour in annually, seemingly from another era. >> we use a phone, telephone, yeah, instagram, facebook. and it's beautiful to see that people write with paper and pen, yeah. >> reporter: those letters wind up at the juliet club, where they're carefully pondered by a rotating cast of volunteers. on this date, three americans studying abroad in italy are standing in as juliet. >> juliet is an icon of love and romance, and you want to make sure that you're really
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embodying that and really getting into that. >> it looks lovely. >> reporter: they answered letters on topics that run the gamut-- falling in love with your friend, falling out of love with your spouse. giovanna tamasso is the president of the juliet club. she says letters from been coming to verona since the 1930s, after a hollywood film was released. >> this writer, she said she's going through a divorce. and now she feels like she needs help trusting and connecting with people again. >> reporter: what do you say to her? >> you have to keep putting yourself out there even though, you know, you've been hurt before. >> reporter: the number of letters they receive is increasing. >> "dear juliet..." >> reporter: perhaps in our fast-paced world, there's something to be gained by slowing down, and seeking the advice of a simpler time. seth doane, cbs news, verona, italy. >> glor: well said. that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. i'm jeff glor. happy valentine's day.
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a ups truck surrounded, driver held hostage after a wild police chase. good evening. >> the suspect still in the vicinity of a ups truck right now.>> let's go live with details on what is happening now. what can you tell us? >> reporter: this happen just a few seconds ago, getting ready for my live shot, and we heard a loud pop what we think may be a gunshot. we saw a lot of police activity here are a few seconds ago. you can see it as we zoom in. officers running toward the ups truck where that suspect has been held up now for more than an hour. also a


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