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those that are learning.>> we covered a story on that in july. >> the coolest event in the city. >> like you so much for watching. we will see you back here at 6:00 for a full hour of news. lati war w a. th do you have second thoughts u out escalating the trade war? >> i have second thoughts about herything. >> strassmann: recession worries plague wall street, what we have to do on main street. also tonight, powering up-- tropical storm dorian churns in the atlantic threatening to become a hurricane. azazil deploys troops as the aazon goes up in smoke. cbs news is there. >> the amazon is considered key in the battle against climate change. cre than 74,000 fires have been reported since the beginning of the year. >> strassmann: did an ugly divorce lead to the first crime in space? plus out of luck in indianapolis. >> i'm going to retire. this is the hardest decision of my life. de >> strassmann: and wounded warriors, getting off the sidelines, fighting for a new elfe.
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this is the cbs weekend news. >> strassmann: good evening i'm mark strassmann. the white house suggested today that president trump is prepared to double down on his trade war with china. the president at the g-7 summit in france said today he had doubts about the strategy. but officials quickly clarified that his only regret is that he hasn't been tougher. ben tracy is traveling with the president. >> we have horrible trade deals and i'm straightening them out. the biggest one by far is china. >> reporter: at his first meeting of the day, president trump seemed to admit he is not entirely sure about his trade war with china. >> yeah, for sure, might as will. might as well. >> do you have second thoughts about escalating the war. >> i have second thoughts about serything. >> reporter: the white house now says what the president meant is
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that he wishes he raised the tariffs on china even higher. if his second thoughts are really about wanting to raise te tariffs higher, is he going to raise the tariffs higher and g what? >> he hasn't made any decisionee tariffs higher. >> reporter: new u.k. prime minister boris johnson said he is not a fan of tariffs. >> reporter: today all seven world leaders met for a session on the global economy called for by president trump. a senior administration official says the white house feels french president emmanuel macron is spending too much time on pipics such as climate change and gender equality. to score political points and isolate president trump. >> it's billions and billions of billars, tremendous for the farmers. >> reporter: later the president announced a new trade deal with japan. mr. trump also commented on this weekend's missile test by north korea.
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kim jung-un's regime claims it has now perfected a new rocket launching system. i i'm not happy about it. but again, he's not in violation of an agreement. >> reporter: but these tests do violate u.n. security council resolutions supported by the united states. a fact japanese prime minister apinzo abe reiterated to president trump. >> i can understand how the prime minister of japan feels. >> reporter: in what came as a big surprise here in france, the theign minister of iran suddenly showed up. he ended up having a meeting with the president of france but he left town before having any trt of meeting with president trump. mark? >> strassmann: ben tracy, thank you. president trump has repeatedly lyasted that the u.s. economy under his watch has been great. and despite recent turmoil on wall street, a new cbs news poll finds a majority of americans give the president good marks for his handling of the economy. our poll also found slightly plre people are optimistic than pessimistic about the future of the economy.
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thd there is a new weather threat churning in the atlantic, its name is dorian, a tropical storm east of barbados and threatening to intensify into a hurricane. meteorologist jeff berardelli is tracking the storm with more. jeff? he the latest news is the storm has strengthened, winds up to 50 miles an hour. it is a small storm but bears watching because it is moving west at 14, meaning it's heading towards the caribbean. it will pass over the lesser antilles on tuesday with winds 65, 70 miles an hour then past near both puerto rico, haiti and the dominican republic as we head towards wednesday and thursday. it will probably begin to weaken once it moves over the big mountains, however it is still something we need to watch closely. now our spaghetti model plots uncertainty. so everybody in the caribbean teds to watch this, once it gets over the bahamas the question is whether it threatens florida. it has a lot of hoops to jump through. showers, storms tomorrow, threat for severe weather kansas city
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and st. louis. >> strassmann: brazil's government is sending troops to battle massive wildfires at the amazon burns at a record rate, the environmental crisis in south america has garnered international attention as the region often referred to as the lungs of the earth goes up in flames. manuel bojorquez is there. >> reporter: we are in rio branco. this is in the western part of brazil and you might be able to make out the haze around us. that is actually smoke from the rores. te smelled it immediately upon lnding here last night. and when it is thick enough you actually taste it. leople here tell us they have been dealing with that now for days. the state we are in, acre, is one of six that immediately requested the offer of military assistance from brazil's government to fight the fires. officials announced the availability of more than 40,000 0,oops and military aircraft ircrerday. but only after days of pressure here in brazil and internationally. critics believe that the
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eslicies of president jair bolsonaro that encourage opening more of the amazon to development have worsened the problem. many of the fires are believed to have been set by farmers clearing land. in a televised address saturday bolsonaro said his government would crack down on illegal activity in the amazon, but many fear it's too little too late. the amazon, of course, is considered key in the battle cainst climate change. it's also home to a uniquely biodiverse ecosystem and indigenous communities. more than 74,000 fires have been reported since the beginning of the year, mostly in the amazon. 9500 of them just since thursday. mark? >> strassmann: manny bojorquez, thanks. antigovernment protests in hong kong took a dangerous new turn anday. for the first time police lficer fired a live round. and in another first, a water cannon. ramy inocencio is in hong kong. >> reporter: aggressive antigovernment protesters broke the delicate peace of the past
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pek. building barricades and advancing on a police line in the residential district of tsuen wan sunday. all warnings were ignored. in a first for hong kong police tso deployed two water cannons firing at barricades and protestors but no one was hit. throughout the night protesters fanned out across kowloon in a cat and mouse chase with police. and in one worrying sign, officers being chased by an angry mob pulled their handguns and fired a warning shot before the group retreated. one greater looming fear, if hong kong becomes too violent,
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beijing might deploy troops to pacify the city. ramy inocencio, cbs news, hong kong. >> strassmann: a bleak moment? u.s. history is being marked this weekend. wday the washington national atthedral rang its largest funeral bell to honor the first slaves brought to this country 400 years ago. yesterday a ceremony was held near the spot where the first slave ship carrying africans arrived in what was the colony of virginia in 1619. summer means mosquitoes. and the threat of the deadly west nile virus. so far cases of the virus in humans have been reported in at least 26 states. scientists are working on a vaccine but a lack of funding has slowed its development. mireya villarreal is in texas. >> it's 4:03 in the morning. we are in east central el paso. >> reporter: every morning crews in el paso are out fogging to stop the mosquito carrying deadly west nile virus. >> we just put the public in danger if we don't actually address these concerns.
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>> reporter: the west nile virus season ramps up in august and goes through october. the first two deaths of the season for the entire country were reported in el paso earlier this month. more than 2500 cases were reported last year with 167 deaths. when you do hear about another death... >> it shatters me. just the thought of one more person being taken from west nile, when there is a way to prevent it, just sickens me. >> reporter: lacy hopkins lost her 13 year old son to west nile in 2016. cody was a happy, healthy preteen who loved bull riding. >> just one little bug got the best of him. and he was a tough, gritty kid and definitely not what we expected to happen. >> reporter: within 48 hours of ntntracting the fatal virus, he started losing the ability to control his body. inne days later he was gone. how dangerous is this illness?
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>> it is extremely dangerous. and i think that people take it for granted that they just, people make jokes about it and you know, to get that happy, healthy great kid, i was willing oo do whatever it took. >> reporter: there is a rodeo event in cody hopkins name that keeps his memory alive while raising funds for research. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dallas, texas. >> strassmann: 220 miles above erth, it's a case testing the boundaries of law. a nasa astronaut caught in an ugly divorce and custody battle b being accused of identity theft from space. janet shamlian is in houston with the story. >> reporter: astronaut anne mcclain is facing what may be the first allegation of a crime mimmitted in space. it is part of a battle with her estranged spouse summer worden. she says mcclain improper
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accessed her bank account from the international space station. un we do have a joint account but what she did was use my personal login credentials to login and look at all of my d nancial products and even a new account that i had just set up. >> reporter: worden says the bank told her the account logged on to from a computer registered to nasa, a case she says of identity theft. the pair are fighting over g rden's six year old son who she had before they met mcclain. they share parenting. t i think it is foolish to argue that she is not getting special treatment or regard because of the astronaut label. >> reporter: on twitter, mcclain laote "there is unequivocally no truth to these claims. we have been going through a painful, personal separation." nasa said it can't comment on personal matters but called mcclain one of its top astronauts. janet shamlian, cbs news, houston. >> strassmann: andrew luck, the star quarterback of the indianapolis colts has called the most shocking audible of his nfl career, retiring from
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football at age 29. >> first and ten, luck going deep. >> strassmann: the top overall pick in the 2012 nfl draft out of stanford was an instant star in the nfl. for seven seasons his career had flashes of brilliance. a four time probowl player but in a violent sport he was often sidelined by a variety of serious injuries to his shoulder, ribs, leg and kidney. he missed the 2017 season all together and now he is done for good. >> i've been in this cycle of injury pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab, and it's been unceasing and unrelenting both in season, and off season. and i felt stuck in it. and the only way i see out is to no longer play football. >> strassmann: word of luck's retirement two weeks before the nfl season will start leaked out during last night's preseason game in indianapolis.
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colts fans booed luck. he admitted it hurt. still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," a deadline looms for travelers. do you have the right i.d. to fly? plus how a summer camp is teaching kids to become youtube stars. and how a tough contact sport is getting wounded warriors off the sidelines. because your afib didn't cause a blood clot that led to a stroke. not today. we'd discussed how your stroke risk increases over time, so even though you were feeling fine, we chose xarelto®, to help keep you protected. once-daily xarelto®, significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. in fact, over 96% of people remained stroke-free. don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of stroke. while taking, a spinal injection increases the risk of blood clots, which may cause paralysis- the inability to move.
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they will need new real i.d.s, new secure driver's license that will be required to access arport checkpoints and to enter federal buildings. how many of the folks coming through here have i.d.s that are compliant? ly aoughly about 50% so we see it, have to make the general , blic aware to go to the dmv now. >> reporter: new signs are up at airports alerting passengers about the need for the new i.d. with a star like this one in the upper right corner. >> show them your documents. >> reporter: we found mark harris at the maryland dmv. is get his new real i.d. compliant license requires a valid i.d., passport or birth certificate, proof of social security number, date of birth, and two items that prove state residency. >> i was surprised how many documents you'd need. >> reporter: the real i.d. act das passed in the wake of 9/11 after several hijackers improperly obtained state issued i.d.s. today many in the tsa line at reagan national airport had no idea of next year's deadline. >> it was a surprise, a surprise.
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rpt you know, i guess you have to follow the rules and regulations. >> reporter: how excited are you about going to the dmv? >> no one is excited to go to ohe dmv. we are busy people. >> reporter: the tsa is still working on the procedure for what to do in october of 2020 if people show up with the old i.d.'s. they are hoping folks will use the next 13 months to get the right one. a passport, a military i.d. or in a state with an enhanced driver's license those will all continue to get you through the checkpoint. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, agrginia. >> strassmann: and still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," a ewmmer camp that teaches kids how to gain fame online. [farmers bell]
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i'm still doing it all. the water. the exercise. the fiber. and i said yesss to linzess for help with belly pain and recurring constipation. ask your doctor. >> strassmann: many parents send their kids to summer camps that cost a fortune. here is one that is an investment that kids can come home and start making money. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: the next superfamous youtube star might be in this room right now. >> i would like to get rich. >> reporter: you want to get ach. at least that's the dream. >> i was really surprised when i found out there was a youtube camera my dad told me what, i want to go there. >> reporter: camps like this one are popping up all over the country. teaching kids age 6 to 13, already fervent youtube fans how
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to record first person videos add in sound. >> i will give you a chance to do these. >> reporter: and build a brand that could make them famous. ha it is a good way to make friends and make money. >> reporter: chris simental shelled out the $375 a week tuition at youtube star creator studio in los angeles for his eaght year old daughter ruby. ghat feedback has she given you? >> she loves it. every day there is a new thing erey have done. >> reporter: while not everyone ven be a breakout youtube star, there is always a shot. >> everybody has a youtube channel. >> reporter: everybody has a youtube channel. i it is the number one profession for kids now, what oney say they want to be is a youtube star. >> reporter: kerry tucker is the chief marketing officer for rocket watch, a company that annages the careers of some of the top youtube stars on the planet, like 7 year old ryan kaji who thanks to merchandising ajom toys, reportedly earned $22 million last year. tucker says for any young
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youtuber to stand a chance, there is only one way. >> if the kids are doing what they love, it stays authentic, it stays real and genuinely from the kids, it works. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> strassmann: next on the "cbs weekend news," how sports is getting wounded warriors off the sidelines of life.
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>> strassmann: we end tonight with warriors on wheels. chip reid caught up with veterans wounded on the battlefield using their passion for sports to rebuild their lives. >> reporter: if this looks like combat, that is exactly what these guys want. >> the intimidation, the fear factor, the adrenaline. >> reporter: and this smashmouth sport called wheelchair rugby. >> then it becomes the brotherhood. >> reporter: a brotherhood born out of shared service and nacrifice. >> most of us go through a pretty dark period after our injuries. >> reporter: noah currier says for him the fog didn't lift for seven years. >> that is seven years of sitting at home, being suicidal. >> reporter: but today the marine is back on a roll. >> you get in a rugby chair and
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you start smashing into people, and are you having a blast doing it. it just opens your eyes, you know. >> reporter: this has changed your life in a big way. >> i think everybody that get sits in a rugby chair. n reporter: and now he's changing others creating the team oscar mike, military speak for on the move. here at the national veteran's wheelchair games put on each year by the group paralyzed veterans of america and the va, vets take the court in what some call murder ball, in custom built chairs that can cost up to $7,500, even if they don't always treat them that way. >> it just fires me up more, if i get knocked over it makes me int to play more. >> reporter: mike luckett is a teammate of currier and ryan major. >> i have trash talkers over here that get it out of me. >> reporter: he just called you a trash talker. ha oh no, no, that is very mild. that say mild way of putting things.
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>> reporter: major spent six weeks in a coma after losing both legs to a roadside bomb in iraq. >> i am always waiting for ryan because he is basically just a torso to come flying out of a chair. >> reporter: have you been knocked out of your chair. f oh yeah. >> reporter: and you have knocked people out of your chair. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: which is better. >> the knocking people out is pretty awesome. >> reporter: pretty satisfying. >> yeah. >> reporter: and that thrill of the spill has helped major see that the sky is the limit. >> after rugby i have done skydiving, kayaking and scuba diving, snorkeling. >> reporter: and is this what ave you the confidence to do gal of those things. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: confidence learned at the school of hard knocks. chip reid, cbs news, louisville, kentucky. >> strassmann: talk about tenacity. that is the "cbs w n for sunday. "60 minutes" is coming up next, i'm mark strassmann reporting in new york, for all of us at cbs news, thanks for joining us and good night.
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the sign says everyone is welcome. the east bay community is setting an example of how to treat your neighbors. >> calling in the army to help clean up its streets. >> i'm john ramosin san jose. >> thanks for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm brian hackney. >> kpix 5 joe vazquez is live in orinda to show us how the community is standing up to hate. >> i'm inside loardes ice cream. it's one of a number of businesses being asked to post this sign: everyone is welcome
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here, everyone belongs. >> we're asking business owners to put these in their windows as a sign of strength and love and connectedness. >> reporter: they are neighbors and friends, mothers and children. >> we're trying to get local businesses to welcome everyone. >> reporter: people who have decided it's time for their community to make a statement of love in an era where hate is embolden. an american woman of the muslim faith is a pediatrician who lives in orinda and opened a clinic here. she said a man pushed her inside a store. >> it was very deliberate. lots of glares and looks of hatred to the point where other customers were shaking their head at the whole incident. >> reporter: while she wasn't physically injured, this group of neighbors decided it was an attack on their community. >> we're a part of a movement. >> reporter: beginning last week, they started walking around, handing out these signs for shop owners to place in their windows. a message of inclusion by the people of

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