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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: trump tries to shake the birther issue. >> president barack obama was born in united states. period. >> pelley: but sets off an explosion of anger. >> donald trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist who for decades has done nothing but fan the flames of bigotry and hatred. >> pelley: also tonight, the f.b.i. patch. why director comey puts tape over his webcam and says you should, too. tattoo dangers. what is that needle injecting into your skin? >> we really don't know what's in these inks. >> pelley: and steve hartman with a tree that looks at god
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all day and lifts the levy arms to pray. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: donald trump stepped down today as the unofficial leader and most prominent member of the birther movement, conceding that president obamas was born in the united states. but if trump's intention was to put the issue behind him 53 days before the election, it backfired loudly. here's major garrett. >> donald trump is noct more noe than a two-bit racial arsonist who for decades has done nothing but fan the flames of bigotry and hatred. >> we're not going to take it anymore. we will not elect a chief bigot of the united states of america. >> reporter: it's not just the birther myth. it's the way trump wrapped his walk back inside a commercial for his new washington, d.c.
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hotel. >> nice hotel. ( laughter ) >> reporter: trump lobbed one false charge and finally extinguished another it's birther allegation against the nation's first black president that trump has stoked since 2011 in interviews. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate. are you not allowed to be a president if you were not born in this country. >> reporter: and a torrent of tweets from 2011 to november 2014. >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. president barack obama was born in the united states, period. >> reporter: neither clinton nor anyone in her 2008 campaign claimed then-senator barack obama was not born in the united states, though somardent clinton supporters advanced the idea through anonymous e-mails. trump's refusal to answer a "washington post" question
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thursday about the birtherrism charge reignited the issue, leaving the matter in limbo for trump's hotel appearance today. moments before the president weighed in. >> i was pretty confident about where i was born. i think most people were as well. >> reporter: we spoke to new york congressman gregory meeks. >> we've got to finally call mr. trump on his lies and his conning of america. what he did today was a complete con game. >> reporter: what's the lie? >> he said, "hillary started this, but i finished it." every fact checker shows this was started by donald trump. >> reporter: clinton called trump the leader of a movement designed to delegitimize president obama. scott, she called all of this an outrageous lie, one she said trump can neither deny nor run away from. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. a new cbs news/"new york times"
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poll of likely voters shows clinton with a 13-point lead among women overall. but trump does well with republican women. 82% support him. clinton campaigned today for the vote of women, and nancy cordes is on the campaign. nancy. >> reporter: women were certainly on her mind today, scott. she spoke at a black women's symposium here in washington and she said black women had been key to her victories in the primarieses. she also said that women have learned they need to work harder than men in the office and have more responsibilities at home as well. across the bridge in virginia, first lady michelle obama did her first solo campaign rally for clinton, arguing that clinton alone understands what the job entails. >> it is excruciatingly clear that there is only one person in this elect we can trust with those responsibilities, only one person with the qualification and the temperament for that
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job, and that is our friend hillary clinton. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: clinton still has some work to do with women, though. our new poll shows that 40% of women view her favorably, scott, but 46% of them view her unfavorably. >> pelley: nancy cordes. thank you, nancy. a little bit later in the broadcast, we're going to hear from women in a key battleground state who will help decide which way this all goes in november. before we leave politics, the presidential debate can commission announced today that none of the minor party candidates made the cut for the first debate. they needed to poll at least 15%. so it will be clinton and trump, one on one, 10 days from today. next president will be confronted by threats to our cyber-security, and this week, the head of the f.b.i. revealed an anti-hacking tool that says low tech as you can get. jeff pegues has the tale of the
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tape. >> reporter: security officials say hackers believe every system can be broken into, even the webcam raon your computer. >> i could break into your phone. i could break into your tablet. >> reporter: tyler cohen wood is a cyber-security expert with inspired e-learning. >> if you're not using it, turn it off. you also want to make sure that you are not using unsecured wireless access because anyone else that's on that same wireless network has the ability to sniff the traffic and potentially get into your computer that way. >> reporter: just this week, f.b.i. director james comey raised a few eyebrows when he suggested that you put a piece of tape over the webcam rato prevent someone from turning it into a surveillance tool. >> you go into any government office, we all have our little camera things that sit on top of the screen. they all have a little lid that close downs on them. >> reporter: facebook founder mark zuckerberg not only puts
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tape over the camera but the microphone, too. tape is just not enough. experts say that you want to run virus scans as well. scott, if someone has access to the point where they are controlling your camera, then they have full access to everything on your computer. >> pelley: jeff pegues in our washington newsroom. jeff, thank you. in a first, u.s. special operations forces are now assisting turkish troops and syrian rebels battling isis inside syria. turkey sent tanks into syria last month to retake the border region from isis. these american advisers will amount to just a few dozen. the u.s. force in syria is capped at about 300 troops. syria's largest city has been cut in two by the civil war, one side held by rebels, the other sigh the assad dictatorship. the people of aleppo are starving. aid is blocked, despite
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cease-fire. elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: for people trapped in this war zone, the small pleasures of normal life are extra sweet. and nothing says normal life on a hot day like a swiping pool. and believe it or not, here in government-controlled aleppo, several of the pools are actually open for business. in the streets, people socialize. they do odd jobs, even sass the camera. and it all helps to blot out violence and the fear, but nothing can disguise the ugly scar that divides this city between the government and its armed opposition. 13-year-old can aya al hassan is giving us a tour of her neighborhood of al midan, right on the front line. this curtain here, what's that for? >> snipers. >> reporter: the snipers, just a few hundred yards away, are opposition fighters who have aimed their weapons at syrian
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army positions deep in this neighborhood. did you lose some friends in this war? oh, yes, i've lost many, "she says. some" were killed by mortars or snipers. some just left the country." aya, like everyone who lives here cremember when fellow citizens of aleppo lived down that road beyond the barriers, not men with guns. what was the worst time you can remember? "one night, "she says "a mortar actually landed in our house." it was a concrete apartment, like these, so a miracle no one was killed. with courage beyond her years, aya's got her eye on the future. "i want my city whole again," she says. "and at peace." scott, we weren't able to meet the people on the oms side-- opposition side of that divide abuse because wire not allowed to cross that line but they're under siege right now by government troops and they're
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the ones most desperate for the u.n. aid still stuck at the border. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer inside syria for us tonight. liz, thank you. today, apple customers got their hands on the new iphone 7. it's already a big seller. this week, apple stock soared by nearly 12%, as its main rival tried to put out a fire. here's jim axelrod. >> 4, 3, 2, 1! >> reporter: apple c.e.o. tim cook should be smiling tonight. turns out those new design features, like eliminate, the headphone jarkz were not big deal at all, for consumers like brad pesce and julian kareo. >> in seventh grade, julian and i both wrote an e-mail to steve jobs saying that apple needed to release wireless earbuds. i promise you. >> reporter: apple sold out all its can iphone 7-plus inventory during preorder, so the lines today were just to pick them up or, like this guy, place a new order.
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>> usually i leave with phone in hand, but it's okay. i'm getting mine in two or three weeks. >> reporter: analysts expect apple to sell 226 million phones in the next year. dennis berman is the financial editor for the with the journal. >> the thing to pay attention to is the stock price and the stock is up about 12% or so over the last week. >> reporter: even better for apple, the launch comes while its chief competitor, samsung, is reeling. samsung's new flagship, the galaxy note 7, rolled out justice a few weeks ago but is now the subject of a consumer product safety commission recall after overheating batteries burned consumers and sparked fires. the hazard led to the biggest one-day decline ever in samsung's stock price, but berman says don't make too much of this one moment in time. >> if the next samsung works, people will probably be willing to give samsung the benefit of the doubt. >> reporter: several chinese companies are now producing
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phones as well, and they are grabbing big market share in china, and also making inroads in europe. soon they will be here in the u.s., scott, and the phone wars will have some powerful new forces. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight. jim, thank you. still ahead on the cbs evening news, what's the biggest single issue for women as they vote for president? tattoos are more popular than ever, but they're coming with risks. and steve hartman with tree george washington didn't chop down. we came up with a plan to p reduce my risk of progression. and everywhere i look... i'm reminded to stick to my plan. including preservision areds 2. my doctor said preservision areds 2 has the exact nutrient formula that the national eye institute recommends to help reduce the risk of progression of moderate to advanced amd... after 15 years of clinical studies. preservision areds 2. because my eyes are everything.
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state of north carolina. >> there's still that notion of the glass ceiling for sure. i mean, i think women are definitely more empowered, but we're kind of still restricted to a box. >> even as a working woman, we still face certain obstacles that i don't necessarily think every male in that same position is going to face. >> reporter: who is voting for hillary clinton? who is voting for donald trump? >> i'm republican. there is a part of me that is nervous about trump. my core values inside are very strong, and i've got to pray that he surrounds himself with people that are smart, intelligent, fair. >> she was mentioning about core values, and so if i'm looking at trump, there's not one segment of this country that he has not, you know, spoken about in a negative way. >> reporter: angela? >> i have decided not to vote this year. i can't vote for my party just because they're my party when
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they have somebody so careless and reckless. i-- i am not a hillary supporter. >> reporter: why? >> i think that she stands for bad policies that we've had in the office for the last eight years. >> reporter: in hillary clinton were elected, would that be good for women, do you think? >> oh, absolutely. >> i really believe fundamentally, we need some female perspective creating policy. >> she's been a woman's advocate and a children's advocate her entire career. >> right. >> and so i think that that can only, you know, bod bode well fs women going forward. >> reporter: if donald trump were elected president, would that be good for women? >> i don't think it would hurt us at all. he is a businessman. he's always been a businessman. this is also a new environment for him. so i think-- he's learning as he's going. >> i believe the country is at a crossroads.
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i believe there are critical issues that have been to be addressed in a steady and sensible and intelligent way. >> we should be proud to be living here. to be able to vote and try to get the best candidate for all of us is huge. >> reporter: more than half of registered voters here in north carolina are women, and, scott, it is by all means a swing state. barack obama won here in 2008, but lost in 2012. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez listening to the voters for us tonight. manuel, thank you. coming up next, what's in tattoo ink? ink? the concerns are more than skin deep. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms.
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if i had known that a vaccine could have helped prevent this, i would have asked my doctor about it. >> pelley: the food and drug administration is seeing a spike in complaints about tattoos. the the agency recently warned of possible risks of exposure to some ingredients in the ink. anna werner looked into this. >> reporter: you can find them
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online, articles and photos from people showing tattoos with infections or allergic reactions. >> my foot just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. >> reporter: sara lindhorst of illinois, the the sister of a cbs news employee, says this tattoo quickly became infected and sent her to the emergency room. >> they told me it was a pretty bad infection and put me on antibiotics. >> reporter: tattoo shops should use gloves and sterilize instruments, but there are other risks. contaminated tattoo inks from manufacturers have been plaimed for some infections and f.d.a. reports seven voluntary recalls of adulterated ink since 2004. but what makes up the i think is also a concern. the f.d.a. has not approved any tattoo pigments for injection into the skin, and they say many are colors used for printers' ink or automobile paint. >> we really don't know what's in these inking. >> reporter: arisa ortiz is a dermatologist with u.c. san diego health. >> they're mostly made of metals
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and minerals, but they're usually just industrial grade. so they're not really regulated to make sure that they're safe for injection into the skin. >> reporter: celebrity tattoo artist keith mccurdy says he trusts his ink suppliers but thinks there's a need for better regulation over the industry. >> anyone can just essentially buy equipment and call themselves a tattoo artist and perform tattoos on willing people. so i think that's dangerous. and i think that that should change. >> reporter: the f.d.a. admits scrutiny of the tattoo industry has not been a priority for the agency. but, scott, researchers there have recently come up with new ways to look for toxins, and they're trying to develop new methods to identify just what is in those color pig ams. >> pelley: anna werner, thanks. there's nothing hazardous about the paint on astronaut kate rubins' flight suit, though is might overwhelm the eyes. rubins wore the the suit today. she spoke from the international
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>> pelley: a new jersey town is getting ready to say gone to one of the oldest living americans. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: at the basking ridge presbyterian church in basking ridge, new jersey, they don't need stained glass on make their windows breathtaking. >> it was built in 1717. >> reporter: parishioner john klippel says for the entire 300-year history of this church, one of the most magnificent oak trees known to man has been pilgthe pans here.
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the church was intentionally built beside the tree, and the town grew up around the checkup. >> everybody that's ever lived here has recognized that tree as sort of a symbol of home. >> reporter: george washington walked past it. some of his soldiers are buried under it. the tree predates america, columbus-- pretty much everything we know came after this 600-year-old oak. but now, our matriarch is fading. after decades of leaning on cables and crutches, experts say the odest white oak tree in north america is on its last limbs. local residents can't believe it. >> it just kind of feels like a part of the town is kind of dying with it. >> no one thought about the tree dying, you know. it was one of those things that was going to go on forever. >> that's what a lot of people thought-- it's always going to be here. but, apparently, it's not. >> reporter: for the folks of basking ridge, it is very much a grieving process. >> loss, or the anticipation of
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loss, i think it's traumatic. i think people have to go through their own steps of reconciliation with it. >> reporter: for centuries, the tree has been an ever-present metaphor for preachers at this pulpit, whether the lesson was perve veerns or patience, creation or resurrection, the tree helped teach it all. and soon will come the final lesson. maybe a sermon about the cycle of life, or maybe they'll just take a minute to stare out the window one last time at the finest stained glass picture god ever created. steve hartman, "on the road" in basking ridge, new jersey. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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i know more about isis then the apprgenerals do. age. john mccain, a war hero. he's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured ok. donald trump compared his sacrifices to the sacrifices of two parents who lost their son in war. how would you answer that father? what sacrifice have you made for your country? i think i've made a lot of sacrifices, built great structures. i've had tremendous success, i think... those are sacrifices?

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