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learn the signs at autismspeaks.org. today two u.s. army rangers were killed in eastern afghanistan during a raid on islamic militants linked to isis. neither has been identified. david martin has more. >> reporter: the firefight took place just south of this isis cave complex where earlier this month the u.s. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat. this video, taken by local afghan police, represents the first confirmed pictures of the destruction caused by the 23,000-pound massive ordnance air blast bomb. u.s. officials refused to release any estimate of the number of isis fighters killed, but say anyone above ground or hiding in the caves when the
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bomb hit is now dead. american officers who inspected the site reported no evidence of civilian casualties. just a short distance south in the same valley close to afghanistan's border with pakistan, several senior isis leaders were hiding out in a compound. when american special operations forces along with afghan command ores conducted a helicopter assault on the compound, two u.s. army rangers were killed and a third soldier wounded in a firefight which lasted about an hour. they were the second and third american servicemen to die in combat in afghanistan this year. the first, special forces sergeant mark de alencar, was killed when isis fighters popped out of a cave and ambushed his unit. in this latest raid several isis fighters were also killed. the u.s. military is still trying to confirm whether they got the senior leaders they were after. scott? >> david martin at the pentagon. thanks. the president called his new tax cut plan the biggest in history, so we were curious
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about wall street's reaction. we synchronized the white house announcement yesterday with the dow, and you might have thought, as they talked up the tax cuts for business, the index would shoot up, but it fell, bounced back, and then fell again. perhaps because the president's plan was just a single page of bullet points with no details on how it would work and no buy-in in congress. after sleeping on it the dow was essentially flat today. president trump will mark his 100th day on saturday with no legislative victories to speak of. nancy cordes is looking at efforts to breathe life into a health care bill. >> yeah. i'm a yes. >> reporter: the new measure meant to cater to conservatives has created misgivings for gop moderates. >> i have not decided. >> reporter: who worry about what it could mean for the sick. florida's mario diaz-balart. >> look, i've got to talk to the state, i have to talk to the governor, i have to make sure this is something that is workable. >> reporter: the amendment would
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allow states to opt out of obamacare's minimum coverage requirements, which could lead to cheaper premiums for the healthy but would let insurers raise rates on those with pre-existing conditions. states that opt out would have to establish special high-risk pools for people who get priced out of the market. >> they work. and now that we're going to be adding federal funding to it, they'll work even better and you'll be able to lower prices even more. >> reporter: so can you reassure people with pre-existing conditions that they won't be worse off under your plan? >> people will be better off with pre-existing conditions under our plan. >> reporter: democratic leader chuck schumer. >> go look at these high-risk pools. they've closed down in state after state. they are usually so, so expensive that no one can afford health care. it's a fig leaf. >> reporter: republican leaders have not given up hope entirely that they might be able to pass this new health care bill by the weekend, but at this point, scott, there are still too many members of their own party who are either undecided or oppose it.
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>> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you. still ahead on the "cbs evening news," a settlement and big changes after that ugly incident on united. and look out, sheldon cooper. here comes nate butkas, a science whiz kid making a big bang online. because your carpet there's resolve carpet care. with five times more benefits than vacuuming alone...
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>> oh, my god. [ screaming ] >> reporter: the video of dr. david dao being forcibly removed from united flight 3411 outraged millions and sent the nation's fourth largest airline into a popularity plummet. united ceo oscar munoz acknowledged the public relations crisis today and promised changes. >> it happened because policies were placed ahead of our shared values and procedures got in the way of what we know is right. >> reporter: the airline announced ten new customer service policies, including compensating passengers up to $10,000 for taking a later flight, using law enforcement officers only for safety or security issues, and additional employee training. that issue came again under the microscope with two other recent incidents. >> you stay out of this! >> reporter: video of a heated exchange with an american flight attendant went viral. and just wednesday delta kicked a man off a flight when he used the restroom while the plane was delayed on the runway. sarah nelson is president of the association of flight attendants.
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>> flight attendants are trained to deescalate conflict every single day, and actually that has become a big part of our job, now that planes are packed. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: airlines involuntarily bumping seated passengers like dr. dao is rare but not illegal. however, congress might change that, with not one but two bills being proposed to outlaw the practice. some airlines aren't waiting. southwest announced today it will no longer overbook flights. united and american will also cease involuntary bumping seated passengers unless safety or security is at risk. united will now also require employees who are traveling to check in at least an hour ahead of their flights. that could lessen the need for passengers to give up their seats. scott, the officers involved in the dr. dao incident have been placed on leave. >> don dahler, thanks. coming up next, fatter dummies to protect fatter americans.
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well, that means crash test dummies need some serious body work. and here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: the test dummy has been used in crash after crash. for nearly 50 years this 5'9", 170-pound dummy has been the standard. >> safety features, the airbags, and most importantly the seat belts are designed around those dummies. >> reporter: but with americans getting taller, fatter, and older, changes are needed according to dr. stewart wang from the university of michigan's international center for automotive medicine. >> heavier people seem to get much more severe lower extremity injuries. >> it's pretty easy to tell which is the new big dummy. >> yes, our obese dummy. >> reporter: christopher o'connor runs humanetics, the
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leading maker of crash test dummies. he says this new dummy, about 100 pounds heavier and four inches taller, is more like a real modern-day driver. >> we have found that obese people, elderly people, people who don't fit that exact size and shape are more at risk in a vehicle now. >> reporter: do they need to switch to a larger dummy as the standard? >> so i don't think one replaces the other. auto safety is based on what we measure. we need to have a test device that reflects that growing population change. >> reporter: with nearly 20% of drivers over 65, o'connor and dr. wang are also developing a crash dummy to replicate an elderly, more fragile body. >> unfortunately, the older population is four to eight times more likely to sustain chest injuries than a younger individual. >> reporter: while it will take years to get regulatory approval, car makers are already giving this big guy a test run to see if a bigger dummy means better safety. kris van cleave, cbs news, plymouth, michigan. well, roughly 19,000 men have played major league
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finally tonight, when nate butkas was born barack obama was in the white house, and now nate is sharing his years of wisdom, six, going on seven, with the world and dean reynolds. >> wow. that's really, really cool. >> reporter: nate butkas brings a wide-eyed wonderment to science class that only a 6-year-old can. >> that's amazing! >> reporter: but his interest in learning doesn't stop in the
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classroom. >> wow. >> hey, guys, i'm very excited for another episode of the show about science. this is your host, nate. >> reporter: about once a month from an attic studio in his home nate records a podcast. it features eminent brains from around the world of science fielding questions on a range of topics. a wide range. >> what do you know about cheese mites? >> reporter: he started podcasting when he was 5. you're 6 years old and you're talking to people at harvard. >> yes, i am. >> reporter: are you at all afraid? worried? >> no. no. never. it's actually just my curiosity. i'm a 50-year-old man in a 6-year-old's body. >> what does it smell like there when you pump an alligator's stomach? >> it smells really, really bad. >> reporter: this kind of inspired give and take landed him on "ellen" recently. >> what are these? >> these are kaboom goggles.
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>> only three? >> reporter: nate's dad, eric, is a digital media producer of podcasts for "the journal of the american medical association." after watching how it's done nate got the bug. >> so this is a question i've been wndering since i was three. >> oh, wow. years ago clearly. >> would an ant think gold is precious like us? >> reporter: nate is a bit surprised he has a hit on his hands. >> i just thought i would teach people about science. i didn't know i would turn into like a journalist and a reporter. >> so there you have it, folks. the show about science is complete. >> reporter: and yet it looks like nate is just getting started. dean reynolds, cbs news, wilmette, illinois. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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from the broadcast center in new york city i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. more trouble for disgraced former national security adviser michael flynn. he was already under investigation by congress and the justice department over his financial dealings with foreign governments. now the pentagon has launched a probe of its own. jeff pegues reports. >> we have no evidence, not a sled, that he disclosed his payments. >> reporter: elijah cummings, the top democrat on the house oversight committee, said the documents released today showed retired lieutenant general michael flynn may have broken the law by making a 2015 trip to moscow where he was paid nearly $34,000 to speak and was photographed at a dinner with russian president vladimir putin. the first document, a letter
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from october 2014, was sent from the defense intelligence agency, or d.i.a., to flynn shortly before his military retirement. it informed flynn, who once ran the d.i.a., that the receipt of consulting fees from a foreign government was prohibited without advance approval. >> the pentagon's warning to general flynn was bold, italicized, and could not have been clearer. >> reporter: but the second letter from the d.i.a. to the house committee said it found no record of flynn seeking permission. in a statement today flynn's attorney insisted flynn gave documents to the d.i.a. and briefed the agency both before and after the trip. flynn is also offering to testify in exchange for immunity. but so far congress has not called him. flynn was fired as president trump's national security
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adviser after just 24 days for lying to the vice president about his contacts with russian ambassador sergey kislyak. the vice president was also in charge of the trump transition and would have overseen the vetting of general flynn. today white house press secretary sean spicer brushed off questions about the thoroughness of that process. >> but all of that clearance was made by the obama -- during the obama administration and apparently with knowledge of the trip that he took. >> reporter: as national security adviser flynn had access to the country's most sensitive secrets, which is one reason why congress is so concerned. the failure to disclose the foreign payments could result in up to five years in prison. midnight tonight marks the start of president trump's 100th day in office. it's also the deadline for him to sign a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open. but that bill may never reach the president's desk. democrats are threatening to scuttle the measure if republicans press ahead with their plan for another vote to
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repeal the affordable care act. nancy cordes has the latest on the health care debate. >> reporter: conservative members always felt that the gop plan left too many of obamacare's minimum coverage requirements in place, requirements they believe drive up premiums. well, there's a new compromise that they support, and that is a big breakthrough, except that some moderates think it makes the bill worse. >> certainly now we're down to days, not weeks. >> reporter: after weeks of negotiations, members of the conservative freedom caucus say they are finally ready to vote yes. >> we're supportive of the macarthur amendment in the underlying bill as it's coming forth. >> reporter: virginia's dave brat is one member who came around. >> none of us are going to be totally happy. i'm a free market guy. there's better ways to move on some of this stuff, but we want the momentum to go forward, tax reform, getting the budget through and all that. >> reporter: this is what got him there. a new amendment allowing states to eliminate some of obamacare's patient protections, including one that prevents insurers from
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jacking up rates for people with pre-existing conditions. those states would be given some funds to set up high-risk pools, to help cover those who would no longer be able to afford insurance. >> this is a different twist and i've got to re-examine it. >> reporter: the twist meant to appease conservatives is turning off some moderates. >> you have to help those people that were harmed by the affordable care act but at the same time not harm the people that were helped by it. >> we need to take a step back. >> reporter: pennsylvania republican charlie dent has always been a no and believes this amendment violates one of the party's promises. >> well, it could affect people with pre-existing conditions. and it'll make insurance probably much more expensive for them and in some cases perhaps inaccessible. >> reporter: the question is how many members will it affect? gop leaders still aren't sure. >> could we see a vote on health care this week or next? >> we'll see. we'll vote on it when we get the votes. >> another sticking point for several republicans i spoke to is a provision in this new plan that keeps those obamacare protections in place for members of congress and their aides.
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the authors say it's in there for technical reasons but they know how it looks and they're going to try to figure out a way to work around it. president trump's plan to overhaul the u.s. tax code continues to leave members of congress guessing, guessing how it's going to be paid for. one estimate has the price tag at $7 trillion. and that's got some deficit hawks in the gop sounding the alarm. margaret brennan crunches the numbers. >> reporter: while the u.s. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world and the biggest cuts in the president's plan go to large companies and businesses like his own, but it remains unclear how the administration will pay for a plan estimated to reduce tax revenue by 7 trillion over a decade. >> going to put people back to work. >> reporter: president trump said his tax blueprint will
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unleash economic growth. >> we will have a massive tax cut for businesses. >> reporter: treasury secretary steven mnuchin argued that slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 15% will give businesses extra cash to hire and spend. >> this is not just about large corporations. small and medium-sized businesses will be eligible for the business rate as well. >> reporter: that may help bring investment back to the u.s., according to maya mcguinness of the non-partisan committee for a responsible federal budget. >> this is a very aggressive, very significant corporate tax rate cut. and i think it would have huge effects on our competitiveness. >> reporter: senate minority leader chuck schumer dismissed it as a giveaway to the wealthy. >> they don't need another huge tax break while middle-class americans and those struggling to get there need help just staying afloat. >> reporter: details are expected by august. and white house economic adviser gary cohn could not yet say how much of a tax break lower and middle-class americans will get. >> we will let you know the specific details at the appropriate moment. >> reporter: the goal is to simplify the tax code by whittling down the seven
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personal income tax brackets to three, with rates of 10%, 25%, and 35%. wealthy americans like the president himself will benefit from eliminating the alternative minimum tax as well as the estate tax. ivanka trump assured reporters tuesday that families will also receive tax credits for child and adult day care. just how the administration will make up for all of the lost revenue without adding to the nearly $20 trillion debt is unclear. that hard work may now be up to congress. >> the opening bid sounds to me like they hope that somebody will ratchet it back and make it fiscally responsible. >> reporter: and just yesterday after floating that idea of a 24% duty on canadian lumber a white house official publicly floated the idea that the president was considering withdrawing from the north american free trade agreement and that immediately hit the financial markets. hours later in a phone call with the leaders of mexico and canada mr. trump reassured them that he was not going to do that at this point and instead he plans to
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last year's presidential election could have been a battle between two new york city billionaires. donald trump, who eventually won, and michael bloomberg. bloomberg says he decided against running because he felt neither party would have him. now the eighth richest man in the world is out of politics and focusing on philanthropy. steve kroft spoke to him for "60 minutes." >> oh, it's more money than anybody could possibly spend on themselves. the issue is what can you do with it? you can't take it with you. although i have a cartoon at home of a guy on his deathbed in a hospital with the rails around and his family looking down like vultures and he looks up and he says, "i know i can't take it with me, but i can take the access code." >> reporter: at 75 mike bloomberg, as he likes to be called, is a long way from retirement.
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most days you'll find him in the gleaming oz-like tower that bears his company's name, a high-energy egalitarian workplace at the crossroads of media, information technology, and capitalism. >> this is an incredible building. office building. it looks like -- i don't know what it looks like. >> what i'm trying to do is to create excitement so people say my goodness, what's going on here, there's something different about this company. the employees, you want them to get psyched. and it's a chance to meet each other. my job is to get people to work together. >> reporter: with free food and no offices, even for bloomberg, this might be considered one of the world's great corporate headquarters. if it weren't for the fact that bloomberg lp is not a corporation. it's a limited partnership, a private company. and 85% of all of this and a lot more belongs to mike bloomberg. >> is this a technology company? is it an information company? >> yes and yes.
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we try to get information people need, store it, present it, let you use it. >> reporter: when bloomberg started out as a clerk on the wall street trading desk of salomon brothers in 1966, he thought there must be a better way to get up-to-the-minute financial data than combing through the "wall street journal." he spent 15 years trying to convince his partners at salomon that computers could be the answer. and when they fired him in 1981, he used his $10 million severance to hire three young engineers and launch his startup. >> when i started the company, it was before pcs were invented. i know you don't think there was a day. we literally built our own. and the internet hadn't been invented. so we created our own. we'd run a telephone line and it had a device that let you branch out when you got to chicago or wherever. >> reporter: ever since then mike bloomberg has pretty much done things the way he wants to. >> where else have you seen a curved escalator? we needed a curved one that fit into the space, and the architect said it doesn't exist.
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and i said you go to japan, you'll find a curved one. and they did of course. >> reporter: bloomberg has a degree in electrical engineering from johns hopkins university, and it is that discipline of an engineer that defines his character and personality. detached, analytical, pragmatic. >> these are some of the words that people have used to describe you. >> are these my relatives or -- >> no, no, no. i don't think so. well, maybe. >> depends whether it's good or bad. >> blunt. >> i tend to be reasonably blunt. maybe a little bit too much. but i just -- i always respected people that tell the truth, and i've always wanted people to tell me the truth. >> self-confident. >> reasonably self-confident. been successful. i don't think that i'm infallible. will always make mistakes. >> arrogant. you've certainly heard people say that. >> i suppose i come across that way sometimes. but my mother would have told me don't. >> reporter: even his late
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mother would probably forgive him for the occasional lapse of humility, given the size and the scope of the bloomberg empire. nearly 20,000 employees in 192 locations around the world, gathering, writing, transmitting and analyzing information that will move markets. >> these people are doing one-minute radio business updates for 100 different radio stations around the country. >> reporter: but the real money and most of the profits come from a mysterious piece of equipment known as the bloomberg certainly that sits on the desks of titans and traders. >> this is my desk. >> reporter: all over the world. >> sound, pictures, graphics, tabular data. different ways to look at the markets. >> reporter: it's really a customized keyboard and closely guarded proprietary software linked to a private computer network that provides a volume
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of data that's unavailable anywhere else. livestreams from 300 stock exchanges, curated tweets, the exact location of oil tankers around the world. the kind of stuff 325,000 professionals pay $25,000 to rent for one year. if you do the math, it adds up to about $8 billion. >> but let's say you want to look at a stock, general motors, for example. >> reporter: after using his fingerprint to log on to his account, bloomberg gave us a peek behind the curtain. >> on the left are all of the companies that sell parts to general motors, and on the right are all of the companies that buy general motors output. generally cars. the different indices that general motors stock is in. here are the other companies that compete with them. here are the big holders of their stock. analysts that follow it. who's on the board. who works on the company. >> why has nobody else done this? >> for an individual company to do it it's probably too expensive. unless it's your business. this is our business.
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>> reporter: bloomberg has not only left his mark on wall street, he has left it on new york city. he took us up in a company helicopter he was piloting to have a look. >> la guardia helicopter 6 mike victor. >> reporter: the thing he likes best about flying, he said, is if you don't follow the rules you die. by 2001 bloomberg was already worth $5 billion and looking for a new challenge. he wanted to run something big like the u.n. or the world bank. he settled on new york city, taking leave from his job and spending a quarter of a billion dollars of his own money to get himself elected mayor, three times. >> here is the new world trade center. you can see the big tall building and others. >> reporter: the first time he was elected was just two months after 9/11. he managed the resurrection from the rubble. >> right through there you can see the oculus, which is this big shopping lane. this whole part of manhattan before was sort of desolate. after 9/11 we now have 25 hotels.
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now it's a bustling residential community as well. >> reporter: he saw the city through the economic crisis of 2008. and while he was mayor development and construction boomed and the crime rate dropped. >> hudson yards, which is this big development, phenomenally successful development, created enormous amount of jobs, enormous amount of new office space. >> reporter: he was sometimes ridiculed for his public health war on smoking, trans fats, and soft drinks, but he points out life expectancy of new yorkers increased by three years while he was in office. did you enjoy your time as mayor? >> loved every minute of it. it's a wonderful job, and the challenges are enormous but you have a great opportunity to make a difference. >> reporter: he was successful enough in the job to twice consider running for president. but he was never able to find a solid constituency in either party. last year he thought about running as an independent and was prepared to spend a billion dollars of his fortune to get elected, aides say. he'd even decided on retired admiral mike mullen as a running mate. you came close, you looked at it, but you didn't pull the trigger. >> if i thought we could win or
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had a reasonable chance, i would have done it. it would be totally unlikely, very unlikely that an independent could win. and in my case i was mayor for a long time, people know where i stand. i couldn't pretend to be something i'm not. so the republicans i'm pro choice, pro gay rights, pro immigration. that's a good start there. you'll never get their nomination. on the democratic side i believe in teacher evaluation. the big banks, we need to help them rather than just trying to tear them down. that is not particularly things that will help you get the nomination. >> reporter: he campaigned hard against donald trump, his new york rival, in the general election, calling him a con man at the democratic convention in philadelphia. >> i'm a new yorker, and i know a con when i see one. >> have you spoken to trump since he's in the white house? >> yes, once. i called him and congratulated him. we joked about my speech in philadelphia. and before he finished the conversation he gave me his
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personal phone number, cell phone. i haven't called him. so i don't know whether he'd answer it now. but i hope he does a good job. >> you're not going to run for office again? >> well, i'm 75 years old. it would be an age issue, i suppose. i've got plenty of things to do. and maybe i'll run for president of my block association but not much more than that. >> and you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. wh- ah- he- [gas pouring] [slurps loudly] [engine starting] [loud slurping continues] ialmost everything. you know, ke 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by
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people continue to find new and creative uses for drones. the latest, swarms of drones creating light shows in the night sky. carter evans has that. >> reporter: in the california desert these so-called shooting star drones turn the dark of night into a canvas in the sky. >> for coachella we've integrated different animations. a ferris wheel, which is super iconic for coachella. >> reporter: natalie chung's team at intel has been in the drone light show business for about a year and a half. their first aerial achievement, choreographing 100 drones to music. ♪ what's it like to be there when one of these drone swarms takes off? >> just knots of pure excitement and joy. i'm so excited to see these drones take off and just
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crossing my fingers. >> reporter: now they can fly as many as 500 synchronized drones. to create each spectacle a team of programmers, engineers, and animators first build it on a computer. >> and then we upload the whole animation to the whole fleet of drones. >> reporter: chung's biggest stage yet was lady gaga's halftime show during super bowl li. an audience of 111 million watched 300 twinkling drones form a giant aerial american flag. >> with liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: drones are taking intel in a new direction. the company normally associated with microprocessors and semi-conductors is about to release its first commercial drone, the falcon 8 plus. anil manduri is intel's vice president of new technology. >> you sometimes want to take pictures from below and this gimble is designed so you can take 180 degree shots. >> reporter: with a high-res camera and other sensors this drone can be deployed for a variety of infrastructure
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inspection which can help keep humans out of harm's way. the shooting star drones utilize the same auto part technology as the falcon 8 except there are no humans manning a remote control for each drone. >> we have this master computer. that is the pilot. and that manages the whole fleet as we call it. >> reporter: intel works closely with the faa to get special permission to launch a drone swarm. faa regulations require one pilot per drone, and they can only fly during daylight. but intel was granted a waiver. so one pilot with a laptop can control multiple drones at night but never directly above an audience. but one of the best parts of the show is something the public doesn't get to see. >> i've got to tell you, that's one of the coolest things, that shot of all the drones coming down. it looks like a tornado. >> it's just so beautiful just to see all these stars and drones just falling down gracefully. there's a slight little buzz around you. it's great. >> reporter: and if you're wondering what happens if a drone should fail or lose communication with the computer.
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they use a gps to find their way
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april is national donate life month. the goal, to get a million people to sign up to donate their organs when they die. steve hartman now with the heartwarming story of how it can work. >> reporter: when pro football player konrad reuland was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm last november, he took it as a sign. he texted his mom from the hospital. "god had something big in store for me. i can't wait to see where his will takes me." but a few hours later the aneurysm ruptured. >> i couldn't leave him. >> reporter: his parents, mary and ralph, raced to his side. >> i had my right ear on his chest and talked to him and lay there all day and listened to his heartbeat all day long. >> reporter: but her son was brain dead. at 29. if this was god's plan, it sure felt like an awful one. >> then when we left, i said
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whoever gets his heart better deserve it. >> i had a massive heart attack. the one paramedic, he had the paddles in his hands, come on, we're losing him, we're losing him. >> you heard that? >> yeah. and then i was gone. >> reporter: this is rod carew. even if you're barely a baseball fan, you know the name. >> these are all for winning the batting titles. >> reporter: long before that massive heart attack landed him on the transplant list, this hall of famer played for the minnesota twins and california angels. along the way he earned a reputation for being great with kids. including one wide-eyed boy named konrad reuland. >> he gets in the car big eyes and everything, he's about 11, maybe 12. and he's saying mommy, i met rod carew today, he's a pro athlete, i want to be a pro athlete. and the rest of the day that's all he talked about, was meeting rod carew. >> reporter: they only met that once, but these two professional athletes are now inseparable
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because a few months before he died konrad checked the organ donor box on his driver's license application. >> welcome. >> reporter: and by sheer coincidence the man who received his heart was none other than rod carew. >> good to see you. >> you're a part of our family now. >> yes. forever. >> yes. >> reporter: the two families got together recently at the reulands' house in orange county, california. >> i'm going to ask mom to listen to his heart and tell me how beautiful it sounds. >> that was really cathartic for me to be able to hear it again. >> reporter: every heartbeat is unique. >> there it is. >> reporter: and she said this one was unquestionably konrad's. >> i've got it memorized. >> reporter: when konrad sent his mom that text saying he felt like god still had a plan for him, he obviously thought he would go on living. and now we know. he will.
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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, april 28th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." it's the president's 99th day in office. on today's "to do" list, get a budget pass, keep the government from shutting down and address the latest menacing threat from north korea. and they clash. opponents show up in droves after coulter canceled her speech at berkeley, but the crowd still heard her words. >> when ann gets bullied out of a talk, we have to go hop on a plane and do the

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