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it over from new york with the "cbs evening news", good night >> mason: shake-up at the white house. the president ousts chief of staff reince preibus and replaces him with the homeland security secretary, general john kelly. >> reince is a good man. john kelly will do a fantastic job. >> mason: also tonight, reqiem for a health care plan. >> disappointment, indeed. >> we are not celebrating. we are relieved. >> can't have everything, boy oh, boy. >> mason: denying america-- north korea launches an intercontinental balistic missilantists believe was capable of reaching the u.s. mainland ♪ thank you, jesus >> mason: and steve hartman. she was lost, and now she's found, thanks to one man's
amazing grace. >> we really do have a responsibility to help one another get home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. anthony scaramucci said he and reince preibus got along like brothers cain and abel. today, biblical history repeated itself as scaramucci, the new white house communications director, won the power struggle with priebus, the chief of staff. priebus is out, replaced by general john kelly, the secretary of homeland security. we begin our coverage tonight with major garrett at the white house. major. >> reporter: characteristically, president trump broke the news on twitter writing, "i have just named general/secretary john f. kelly as white house chief of staff. he is a great american." later the president wrote, "i would like to thank reince preibus for his service and dedication to his country.
we accomplished a lot together." the president sent the tweets just before air force one touched down. mr. trump, returning from new york, spoke to reporters in a driving rainstorm. >> reince is a good man. john kelly will do a fantastic job. general quell kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody, a great, great american. reince preibus, a good man. >> reporter: but not good enough to survive an internal power struggle that has raged inside the white house for months. one priebus lost when the president brought in new york finance year anthony scaramucci as communications director. yesterday "the new yorker" published an interview with scaramucci in which he called priebus "an expletive schizophrenic. a paranoic." on election night, mr. trump singled out priebus other then of republican national committee chairman. he and chief strategist, steve
bannon, were the first senior white house hires. >> reince is really a star, and he is want hardest working guy. >> reporter: but priebus was never viewed as a strong leader inside the white house and clashed with bannon and senior adviser and mr. trump's son-in-law, jared kushner. last month, priebus talked about how much he loved his job. >> mr. president, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda and the american people. >> reporter: the president will now rely on homeland security secretary john kelly to manage the west wing. he praised kelly today in new york. >> i want to congratulate john kelly, who has done an incredible job of secretary of homeland security. ( applause ) incredible. one of our real stars. >> reporter: upon his ouster, priebus just released this written statement. and i quote from at least part of that, "i will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the president's agenda and policies. i cannot think of a better person than general john kelly
to succeed me. of the anthony. >> mason: major garrett at the white house. thanks, major. if you're keeping score, turmoil in the drugs administration has seen the ouster of national security adviser, michael flynn, f.b.i. director james comey, communications director maurice dubois, press secretary sean spicer, and now chief of staff reince preibus. john dickerson has been watching the passing parade from his vantage point as our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." john what, do you make of the reince preibus firing today? >> reporter: well, it was a ratificationave very grim performance assessment that incoming and new communications director anthony scaramucci gave in that interview to "the new yorker." he was dripping with contempt when he described priebus and senior adviser steve bannon and really a white house in which everybody seemed to be out for themselves and not working for the president. the president, by firing or getting rid of priebus and replacing him, seems to be buying into that view and that
assessment that scaramucci gave. >> mason: is this likely to calm things down, john? where does the white house go from here? >> reporter: well, in white houses that have had these kinds of turmoils -- jimmy carter at one point got rid of five cabinet officials in two days-- the challenge is this-- is it just the names in those offices? is that all that needs to be fixed? or is there a bigger challenge, which is from the president himself? and that challenge is only fixed if the new people in the job can tell the president when the president needs to hear bad news, and keep him from going in a way that doesn't work with the rest of the administration. that's usually been the case when new people have been brought in at the top to help a white house. we'll see if it works here. >> mason: john dickerson, thanks very much. the president faces another immediate challenge in the pacific. north korea launched another sophisticated missile today, one analysts say is capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. margaret brennan is following this. >> reporter: the rare late-night launch shot a ballistic missile into space space.
it remained airborne for more than 40 minutes, flying 1,000 kilometers due east before splashing into the sea of japan. this was the second successful intercontinental balistic missile test within the past month, and it flew longer and farther than any previous missile. pentagon intelligence analysts have been surprised by the fast technological advances made by north korea's weapons scientists. recent north korean propaganda videos have featured the u.s. capitol in flames. analysts do believe that the missile launched today did have the range to hit los angeles, chicago, or even new york. it is unclear how close north korea is to being able to arm a missile with a nuclear warhead. >> they have been saying it for a long time. i think the difference is we're coming to believe them. >> reporter: arms control expert jeffrey lewis. >> we're in a relationship where we can destroy them and they can destroy us. and we may not like it, but that's where we are. >> reporter: the pentagon said the launch did not pose an
immediate threat to the u.s. but the missile came very close to u.s. ally japan. prime minister abe called ist a serious and real threat. u.s. chairman of the joint chiefs general joseph dunford discussed military responses with his south korean counter-part. in a show of force, the u.s. and south korean military staged a joint missile exercise in direct response to north korea. this as secretary of state rex tillerson is still trying to free three americans hemmed captive there. anthony. >> mason: margaret brennan, thanks. while most americans were sleeping, the seven-rear republican battle to repeal and replace obamacare died on the floor of the united states senate. here's chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> it's not a death nell. >> reporter: house republicans begged their senate colleagues today not to give up. >> you know, it's a fail. they have to-- they've got to get back at it. >> time to move on. >> reporter: but in the wee
hours of the morning, senate leader gregg mitchell said he had exhausted all options. >> this is a disappointment. >> reporter: it came after flee republicans defected on a last-ditch, slimmed-down repeal bill that many admitted was not great policy. >> miss murkowski. >> no. >> reporter: alaska's lisa murkowski and maine's susan collins were the first to buck their party, as they have all week. >> thank you, collins! >> reporter: that left arizona's john mccain, a wild card ever since he said this on tuesday: >> it's a shell of a bill right now. we all know that. >> reporter: the vice president lobbied mccain during the vote, even get mr. trump on the phone at 1:30 a.m., as protesters followed the action outside. >> pence is now apparently talking to mccain. >> reporter: but when mccain returned he flash aid gasp-inducing thumbs down, devastating mcconnell, as
democrat chuck schumer shushed his elated troops. >> it's not a time for celebration. it was a time of relief. >> reporter: when did you know he was going to vote know. >> i can tell you, john and i talked four or five times each day since he came back. john mccain is blessed with an internal gyroscope of right and wrong. >> reporter: president trump accused the three republicans and 48 democrats of letting the country down. >> you know, i said from the beginning, let obamacare implode. and then do it. i turned out to be right. >> reporter: but some republicans and virtually all democrats want to see things move in a different direction. they have already begun to take the first tentative steps towards a bipartisan fix for some of obamacare's problems. as for senator mccain, after this momentous week, anthony, he has headed home to phoenix to begin treatment for brain cancer. >> mason: nancy cordes with a long, extraordinary night at the capitol.
for many republican voters, this is a promise unfulfilled. here's mark strassmann. >> i think it's a soul-searching moment for americans. >> reporter: they're disappointed georgia republicans. >> not something i want to be part of. >> reporter: disappointed that after seven years of griping about obamacare, senate republicans failed to produce a more detailed plan to replace it. leo smith heads up minority outreach for the state party. >> the big lesson here is you, the citizen, you can't depend on your legislators to be all the answers for you. >> reporter: state senator kay kirkpatrick is a retired hand surgeon. >> i think many times in politics, trying to eat the whole apple at one time is tough. >> reporter: mortgage banker greg williams: >> get what you can. be happy with the three-yard gain, and not try to get the hail mary every time. >> reporter: of the 24 million americans obamacare insures, nearly 500,000 live in georgia, where next year's premiums could
rise up to 40% compared to the national smaift 18%. eight states will have only one insurance choice next year. there's one republican approach out there which i think is the president's approach-- let obamacare explode, regardless of the consequences. are you on board with that? >> i think a lot of people get hurt. >> reporter: williams says senate republicans snatched defeat from the jaws of repeal. >> you know, trump needs a legislative win. and i'm a house republican in a competitive seat, not having this win is-- i'm scared. >> reporter: anthony, they agreed that health care is a national crisis that needs local solutions. and the senate defeat proves once again that waiting for washington isn't working. >> mason: mark strassmann, thanks. today, president trump took his campaign against gang violence to a community that has been victimized by it, brentwood, new york, in the suburbs east of the new york city. don dahler is there.
>> reporter: the president came to long island to talk to law enforcement officers about a gang known as ms-13 that he says has neighborhoods under siege. >> they like to knife them and cut them and let them die slowly because that way it's more painful, and they enjoy watching that much more. these are animals. >> reporter: this venue was chosen because newer the suffolk county community college where he spoke, 17 gang-related murders happened over the past 18 months. >> it is the policy of this administration to dismantle, decimate, and eradicate ms-13. we will find you. we will arrest you. we will jail you. and we will deport you. >> reporter: president trump even had words of advice to law enforcement on how to handle these arrests. >> please don't be too nice. like when you guys put somebody in the car and you are protecting their head, i said, you can take the hand away, okay? >> donald trump has got to go.
>> reporter: outside the college, about 400 protesters were kept far away from the president. that's where we found raj and sommer chetty with their kids. chairp skeptical about the president's motives. >> yms-13 is a blight, as glaing gangs are anywhere. but it's a pawn. it's a dog whistle. >> it's a way to demonize a whole group of people, a whole group of immigrants. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the suffolk county police department issued a statement saying, "we do not and will not tolerate roughing up prisoners." anthony, the president is pushing congress for more funding for his immigration policies. >> mason: don dahler on long island. thanks. and coming up next on the cbs evening news, the children of isis as young as five, brain washed to kill.
charlie d'agata reports for our streaming news network cbsn. adiba is a 23-year-old yazidi who narrowly escaped being captured by isis twice. she lost countless friends and family when isis took large swathes of iraq. ♪ ♪ ( gunshots ) >> reporter: show me what you found. we met a former journalist who found isis textbooks that revealed their methods to indoctrin rinnade kids as young as five. >> yeah, this is a book by isis.
>> reporter: okay. >> they are teaching, you know, they're brainwashing children with these books. "i can shoot." "yes, you can. "he can bomb." >> reporter: this is first grade, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: so from the age of five or six, this is what kids are exposed to. >> yes. >> reporter: this is crazy here. how to tell the time in english. but rather than just having a rag clock, it's a time bomb. it's like a time or a bomb. >> mason: charlie d'agata's report "the children of isis" will air on the premiere broadcast of "cbsn on assignment" monday night at 10:00 9:00 central, on this cbs television station. still ahead, exhaust leaks in parole cars. a police department takes drastic action. it's being in motion. in body, in spirit, in the now.
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anita hughes decided to step way outside her comfort zone and take a trip on her own. >> i turned the ignition and actually got on 77 south. >> reporter: she was headed for north carolina for a gospel concert, and she made it just fine. but on the way home, she got so terribly lost, she didn't even know what state she was in. so anita pulled into this 7-eleaven in strasburg, virginia, to ask directions. you can see her entering there on the right. unfortunately there is no sound but by all accounts you could hear her desperation loud and clear. >> "can somebody please tell me how to get to cleveland!" >> she came in full throated like a broadway star on stage reaching the back row. >> reporter: jason wright was a customer in the store. he says he gave anita directions but she was still scared and skeptical. >> that's the right way, you come show me how to get to cleveland. so he did? >> reporter: what? >> yeah. he was so nice.
>> i mean, i'm going in the complete opposite direction. >> reporter: you were? >> i live here to the south. i'm driving north so far out of my way. >> reporter: jason drove 35 miles out of his way to get her back on track to cleveland. and then a few days later, drove another 300 miles to take her to the moon. >> aarrggh! >> reporter: obviously, anita got a new friend. and a new confidence. jason gave you a lot more than directions that day. >> that, he did, just a little bit of appliance of affection can change a whole situation. >> reporter: since their chance encounter, anita has taken many more trips and got a new job. and as for jason... ♪ he will never fail you >> reporter: he got a new mission, too. >> what's your name? >> roger. >> reporter: in the last year, jason has given rides to more than a dozen other strangers.
>> home is where i lay my head. >> reporter: he records and treasure theirs stories because, he says, if anita taught him anything, it's that we have a lot more in common than we realize, and we need to start living like it. >> we're brothers and sisters, and we really do have a responsibility to help one another get home. >> reporter: you mean that metaphorically, don't you? >> i mean it in every way imaginable. >> reporter: when one got lost, hope got found. steve hartman, "on the road," in cleveland. >> mason: as anita says, "just a little bit of appliance of affection can change a whole situation." that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching. i'll see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning" captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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