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jane: welcome to our tewers on publevision and around the globe. the number of explosive devices center prominent democrats has risen to 10. and authorities warned that more packages could bout there. the most recent were dressed up former vice president joe biden and robert de niro's restaurant in new york. authorities are no focused on -- are now focused on finding the serial bomb maker. and are warning the public to remain vigilant. nick bryant has the latest. tock: these are the scenes that america woke up what looked like old footage of a war in iraq, but which were real-time images from a postal facility in delaware. examining a suspect addressed to -- a suspect package addressed
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to joe biden. yet another prominent democrat sent a crude bom in the middle of the night in lower manhattan becameocus of the package sent to the office in tribeca of the movie tistar robert de niro, a cof donald trump. once again, an explosive device hauledafely away. in a vehicle that is a fast becoming a familiar -- the bomb squads total containment vessel. >> we are treating them as live devices. as you see the way our bomb squad detectives went into cnn yesterday, this s to be taken with the utmost seriousness. as far as this devicwe are not treating that -- nick: at a campaign rally, donald trump said acts of political violence were an attack on democracy. but some of his strongest remarks were directed ajo nalists. president trump: as part of a larger national effort to bridgi our and bring people together, the media also has a responsibility to set a civilo tone andop the endless hostilities and constant
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negative and oftentimes false attacks and storie have to do it. have to do it. nick: the president accepted no personal blame for his part in e coarsening of american public life. thisorning on twitter he renewed his attack on the media, a very big part of the anger we ose today in our society is caused by the puy false and inaccurate reporting of the mainstream media that i referred to as fakeews." this the responsfrom john brennan who was sent an explosive package. "stop blaming others, look in the mirror. your inflammatory rhetoric ementts, lies and encour of physical violence are disgraceful. clean up your act." because none of the devices of -- have exploded, the fbi has a mound of forensic evidence to track down who is responsibleme but rominent conservatives have claimed this is all a liberal hoax, timed to coincidel
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with cruongressional elections. the focus of the investigation is south florida were some of the parcels were put in the post. it is worth stressing again just hospoliticized this moment become. we haven't seen a nation coming together. we are wating once again as america tears itself apart. jane: for more in the investigation underway i'm -- i spoke with a former assistant director of the fbi. i'm sure the authoriti aren't telling us everything in public but what is your sense of where this investigation is how much they know? >> well, certain they know more than they are refilling. -- they are revealing. there is an intensive forensic evaluation going on righ quantico. the fbi's laboratory. they are going to look at these devices, now 10 of them, whi has been helpful for law enforcement because he gives yot es the opportunity to look at that for examining that,
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microscopically for dna, figure -- for finger prints, hairs fibers, and for the chemical analysis. where are the wires and tape from, any power source? evaluating whether he had the technical capability to build an exitosive device and intende to explode and they failed ot, -- they failed to, or whether this was a device, these devices would have ner exploded. so, the forensic piece. an intelligence piece which is looking at threat streams directed at all of these recipients to see if there is anything that coalesces that leads back to one person who threatened each of these proposed victims. looking at the electronics,ca ras, anything technical, digital footprint that we leave behind us, whether it is
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internet searches or cameras in the area of packages. jane: what about a profile ofig who they be looking for? >> i've addressed that issue in the last 24 hore than any ngngle topic. we're all wanhat profile. but i think the other pieces of the investigation have to advance some before we come out withhat miracle profile that really is going to be something in the middle probably something that we all expect. and what thenvestigators don't need is that profile to mislead them and say, this person does not fit the profile, so should not prioritize them. they need the evidence to take them where this investation is going to go. there are hundreds of them prepared to do this. this is really an all-star team of law enforcement with who comprises the jttf's, the joirr ism task forces. these agencies are all very capable on their own. and so we heard in the press
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conference they are now one solid team. we will see what kind of results they get in the coming days. jane: how prevalent are threats to lawmakers in this country, and how do you know which stress - which threats to take seriously? >> there's a bit of an art and a scnce. serious threats are evaluated by the profilers and quantico that the secret service has folks doing that work as well. the fbi works closely with secret service as well as u.s. capitol police to cover our federal representatives. threats against our elective representatives are very common. and the challenge is what is a serious threat, what's prosecutable threat? where do i allocate my resourcen he face of a society were --t where first america, the constituents can communicate with their electeds in an ugly
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way, including cuss words.it they can dretty freely. it is not a threat. it may be harsh language but it is not a threat. but internal investigators and intelligent folks are always looking at these threats to see if something changed, did something elevate this one that we he to send somebody out a knock on somebody's door or arrest them because it is extremely reatening? it is a challenging because of volume. jane: thanks very much for joining us. in other news, the u.s. is ipected to send hundreds of additional troops southern border. acretary mattis would come as caravan of 7000 central american migrants move co north of me a tweeident trump said it was a national emergency and the migrants need to be stopped. the second of our special report on america's
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opioid crisis. it is a public health emergency which claims the life every 11 minutes due to an overdose. two years ago we profiled some of those in the grip of addiction. and tonight we have returned to see how anna, steve and britney are doing itheir struggles to get clean and stay that way. >> i'm addicted to heroin. i want to stop, but i can't. >> i'm not going to die fro this. i'm not not going to die from this. reporter: opioids are the biggest drug epidemic in american history. >> that is whatks sbout this. tomorrow is not promised. >> the number of deaths from opioidro abuse has seted over the past 15 years. >> it is not a poor people thing anymore, it is not an inner-cito ghrug anymore.
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it is everywhere. it is killing people everything -- every single day. >> killing tens of thousands of americans every year. >> more deaths from car accidents and from guns. reporter: when we first met anna, she was a new resident on baltimore's back streets of addiction. >> little bit of a rush. reporter: two years later, and we find r on the same street. >> oh, god. i was missing something. reporter: she has just been released from jail after spending two weeks for prostitution. that is two weeks of no heroin. still homeless andelying on handouts, anna is one of the many faces that are st in the darkness of america's opioid crisis. >> i know that heroin can kill me. i know the consequences. i'm scared to shoot up again but i know i eventually are probabli .
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reporter: it didn't take long.na tarted prostituting herself for the money needed to ry drugs for herself and boyfriend. and is now back in the full grip of her addiction. >> we don't know what else to do, do you understand? like, when people break their arm and legs we need rehab to how to live all over again. reporter: brittany had overdosed several times throughout her four years addiction before she ers admitted to a rehab ce in florida where we met her two years ago. >> the date resonates in my brain, march 19, 2016. that is when i got cling -- got clean. it was the most glorious expanse -- experience of my life. reporter: but, even in recovery, addiction is a daily struggle. >> i was sick for three months.
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like throwing up constantly. i thought it was a bad flu. i got all these different test s done. one of them was a pregnancy test. i remember her telling me thatpo you artive. i'm positive for what? she told me i was pregnant and b merely startling. >> britney had a baby girl. beautiful, sweet, baby girl. about a month after that, sadly britney relapsed again. i hathe baby in my arms. i go in to the bathroom, and she is passed out. gurgling and drooling from the mouth, leaning against the wall, sitting on theoilet. >> i came out of it to my mom holding my baby on her arms on the phone with paramedics. >> anger, frustration ain.
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and i really -- i was angrat her. thinking about my daughter. i felt like my daughter did not deserve me.de shrves better. i mean -- yeah. >> one of the saddest things ier would ave to do would be to have to tell my grandmother m my granddaughter about her mother, that herher was an addict. and she tried very hard to get aspast this addiction, but unable to. and died from it. ckreporter: steve had hid bottom when we first met him and he was living in the same house where his friend died from an overdose must before. -- months before.
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>> seeing that scene, like, and it disgusts me, how i looked. could not even keep my eyes open. i could not form a sentence. got a hold of me. took everything from me. i gave it, i gave it everything i had willingly. reporter: after rehab steve lucy -=- moveduc to ke with his girlfriend. found a job and is living a clean life. >> two years ago i could not even dream that i could be heren dog what i'm doing. and as happy as i am. >> my story doesn't end here. this isn't the last time anyone
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is going to see me. i want my daughter to be proud of me. i wa people to be proud of m i want to be proud of myself. >> if i was your mother right now what would youant to say to her? >> i would tell her i'm sorry. i can't tell her, hey, wait. a couple more ars i'll get better. i don't know. that's what sucks aabout this -- abouthis.
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tomorrow is not promised. for her or for me. when journalists jamal khashoggi disappeared from the saudi consulate in his symbol three weeks ago authorities denied all knowledge of his whereabouts. after investigations commence they admitted he was murdered ent they said, it had annexed it now the-- had been an accident. now they say was premeditated.
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the director of the cia ginay haspel has personasten to audio recordings of the killing. today in istanbul outside the conflict -- outside the consulate. mark: overhree weeks since jamal khashoggi was killed in e ot where he was last seen entering the consulate istanbul to friends and colleagues of his are holding a vig at the spot. you can see they are holding s,cand photos and posters with his face. there is one man who was just seen in saudi traditional clothing with red paint on his hands, a suggestion that the authorities have blood their hands. these are people close to jamal thatoggi who know political deals might try to sw carpet.of us under the they are determined to keep the pressure on the authorities and their demand for answers. raayheting up the pressure t is reports that gina ctspel, the di of the cia, has been played audio recordings chronicling jamal khashoggi's
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rder. leaks are very graphic suggesting you can hear screams, the torture, the dismemberment of the body. the qution now is is that the smoking gun and will that, on the basis of the recording, will they be able to trace it to the top levels of saudi state? turkey confident this was a planned murder. the saudi public prosecutor saying they belie it is the case based on the evidence they ut it wasfrom turkey a premeditated murder but still the question tonight on whose orders the saudi hit squadas operating. ♪ on sunday, the people of brazil will go to the polls and the second round of presidential elections. the country was once famous for his left-wing politics in the form of president lula da silva. with lula in prison for
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corruption many workers -- voters have swung to the right. jair bolsnaro is expected take the top job. one oftsoneports from the poorest parts of the country. katy: it feels like a victory rally. in one of the richest neighborhoods. people have not yet voted but you would think the candidates had already won. there is no holding back the hatred for the workers party, corrupt politicians who brought brazil to its knees. bolsonaro, they say, i s chance for change. >> the young people they are very emotional and they believe goodsbeing good and share for socialism and communism, isn't it maturity. poorest regions of
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brazil lives and attitudes are one million miles away from those beachfront condos. when he was head of the workers pay lula lifted millions out of poverty. he lives down the road from where lula grew up. he's voting for fernando haddad. >> [speaking portuguese] lula was the best president we ever had. for everyone, all brazilians. wt bolsonaro has to offer. not even with a knife held to my neck and a revolver to my head will i vote for him. katy: not far away we vitcommun. a group that bolsonaro has singled not fit for procreation. for the past 10 years, poor communitiein rural areas like this have been givencc as to
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light and electricity. over there there is a water tank for the f communityree and easy access to water. they are services that were given to them under the workers party, over former pre dent a benefit that many worry could get tan away. >> he talks about us as if we are animals. he's shown his government will be one that violates rights and will have nobody to appeal to. the workers party made mistakes. but at least it was open for dialogue. we could challenge it. with bolsonaro, that won't happen. it's returning to the 18th century. his supporters don't care. changes whatatters. what that means for brazil's future, for their democracy is deeply uncertain. brazil posts after
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it is america's turn to cast ballots in the midterm elections. following a number of explosive devices sent to senior democrats there have been calls tocoo the rhetoric but thepa cn rallies held by president trump and barack obama have revealed real device. we went to both for this report. >> three words to describe barack obama. >> intelligent, encouraging and helpful. >> treasonous, traitor, corrupt. reporter: describe donald trump. >> racist, homophobic, and >> he is great. ♪ both donald trump and barack obama are back on the campaign trail to help their partiein these midterm congressional elections. fightent trump: we bacvk. k.
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the democrats about l ok into their past to boost their future but w be a help or hindrance? it depends on which support as you ask. -- which supporters you ask. what do you think about barack obama being back on the campaign trail? >>hi i it is amazing. e he is thmost powerful speaker the democratic party right now. he still has a really good following. >> people really miss him. they realize the input he had in this country. tif summary can g job done, and someone could get people out to vote, it is barack obama. president obama: voting helps. what did yoump: think of president obama's speech? i said, i'm sorry,i watched it but i fell asleep. ♪ me whether you think it is a good idea that barack obama is back on the campaign trail. >> it is a good idea for
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republicans and democrats to take a look at it and go, he was her red isor 8 years -- he was her red is for 8 years. >> obama like our previous presents have -- previous presidents have sold us down the river. >> we votuterump in. otthe fon people stood up then. full faith they will stand up again. reporter: tell me one good thing you can say about republicans. able to.t >> all republicans arere not ba. rter: can you say one nice thing about the democrats? >> no. >> not one thing. nice acan i say. i just do not agree with their stance. jane: don't know what the answer is. inesn't looking like anyone will
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, joe biden and robert deniro join the list of targets sent explosive devices, as president trump blames the news media for a n natvided. then, money and power-- how saudi arabia's investments bought influence in the united states. plus, one on one with the secumretary of health and services to discuss the trump administration's plan to lower the ct of prescription drugs. andng, extreme savis-- financial advice from "mr. money mustache" on how he managed to retire at the age of 30. >> we just did a little bit less than most people of our income level and that was enough to save it. the u.s. tradition is to spend

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