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and drawers, right? - exactly, and when we install our doors and the drawers, we use that new slow-close. the homeowners really love that. so no more slamming of the drawer boxes when you're cooking, which i have in my house. it's a real nice touch. - in addition to the refacing and the new countertops, we also have a new sink and a new faucet. now the sink is an undermount, and so it goes underneath the countertops. and it's best if that goes in before the new tops go on. - so the first thing we'll do is get our sink setters in, which allow us to, you know, raise or lower the sink. ahead and put our sink in and make sure we've cut the hole properly. and after that, we're ready for countertops. - now, this is where it really gets fun. they literally lay the tops right over the old ones. they do a dry-fit first to make sure everything's fit properly. then they'll lay it for real. - we go ahead and mix the two-part epoxy on the existing counter, and we go ahead and spread it out. we have a nice, thin layer, and that way we can go ahead and bond the new top on and have a nice, tight fit. we're gonna immediately go
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the pces. they're already grouted. they're ready to be installed. so we're going to go ahead and put the two-part epoxy on the back of the material and go ahead and mount it right up. - now they've included a tile insert here. not only is it beautiful, but it also shows how much work they do off-site. this is all glued and grouted already so once it's installed, it's a done deal. - we go ahead and take a fiberglass-reinforced panel, and go ahead and mount the mosaic. it's aly installation day, we can just go ahead and use the same 2-part epoxy on the back of it, and go ahead and install the backsplash. - so is there any special maintenance with this? - absolutely not. because they're permanently sealed already, you can just clean the countertops with soap and water. they never need sealing or maintenance. and the same with the new cabinets we've just installed. they can just wipe it down with a soapy sponge. - so as far as the install, anything special the guys do to wrap up? - just a couple of minor things. we're gonna go ahead and finish off the backsplash. we're just going to put a small pce of schluter material along
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it's a nice metal trim. it gives it a good, clean, modern look. then we're going to go ahead and drill a hole for the faucet. once we install that, then we go ahead and do some caulk. a little bit of silicon around the edges. we're all done. clean up and out we go. - so now, how long does a job like this typically take? - a home like this takes us typically two to three days to finish the installation. - and one really nice thing about all of this is it's very eco-friendly. - it really is. by using existing countertop, by refacing versus tearing out all of the cabinetry, we save a tremendous amount of material from windi u landfill. and then the way we make our granite, we're actually able to use some of the granite that other companies are not able to use, so we're able to be more efficient with the resource we have. and even the backsplash in this home is manufactured with recycled glass. - well, it looks beautiful. it's such a difference from what we started with, so i love it. thanks for helping us do this. - it's incredible. it's something that's a dream come true. when i walk into this kitchen, it's going to be wonderful to make a meal for my husband and my child. the granite, the backsplash,
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brightened everything up
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?? ?? . - well, that turned out really nice. unfortunately, we're not quite as far along here in our kitchen as we thought we would be. same thing goes for our bathrooms. but if you're interested in some more ideas on bathrooms, we have a couple past projects that are worth a second look. time we took an extensive tour inside the house here on the program this was just frame. - yeah, it was, and now you can really start to see the form, though, of being inside the roof and why there's a benefit there. and this space, being a smaller master bedroom space, we tried to open it up to this bathroom and used that as a benefit for this space. and so we know there's character being shared back and forth between these two-- between this arch here, and this arch, and the window arch there-- there's really kind of a layering of space going on, and i think it's another nice
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character, especially with the blue tile at the end as a focal point. - oh, it's a great look to stand in the bedroom area and just look right into the bathroom and see all those-- all those arches. well, now that everything's installed in the bathroom here, we thought we'd show you how it's all supposed to work together. now first of all, basic color scheme black and white, with the exception of this really intense purple color on the wall. now this area here is our curbless shower. you'll see no shower curtains or doors. the floor slants toward the shower drain so all the water flows over here. shower, and this little holder adjusts up and down the bar. these are becoming very popular in tubs and showers today. now in terms of our vanity, we have a basin that sits on top of the console here. we're starting to see a lot more of these, probably more than anyplace in magazines. but they are becoming much more popular, and of course, in this situation, the faucet comes out of the wall. now the fixtures as well as the cabinets are made all by the same manufacturer, so everything matches very well. the same wood-- the same top,
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you notice also matches the pull on the toilet. but we have one last thing before we wrap everything up for you. - well, we spent the whole show putting phil and margery's bath back together. as they're wrapping up the last couple of decorating items, let's look back a couple weeks and get their reaction to the whole process. - well, the old bathroom was just an ugly pink color that just absolutely had to go. - all i could imagine is everything is pink. every corner of the bathroom it looks like looking at a '70s design. - from the very beginning, doing the demolition work, carrying everything out, and things like that to do, i felt very much like i had my mark on the project. to say it was easy-- no, i would never say that. but it also makes it more worthwhile when you realize that you did have your hand directly involved in that. - i loved the whole picture of the neutral color-- the
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tremendous upgrade and just totally beautiful. tile, everything. - well, we're at the finish line in this project. laura and i are just wrapping up some of the last details. lenny's moved on to the next job. our electrician has come and gone. he's installed the sconces up here on the wall so we have all that nice light happening just the way we planned it. all the trims are in on our cans, and laura is working on the hardware here on the cabinetry. - yeah, it's just a satin finish. we're using the same on the doors as we are the drawers, and i just have to make sure to remember that they're short screws here. you have to use the longer screws for the drawers 'cause they have to work all the way through the drawer box. - i got to tell you, nancy. everything in here looks just great. do you love it? - i love it. it's wonderful. - i love the colors you've added here. it really pops. - because of the neutral color that i had, i could go with any color. so i chose red this time around, and who knows what i'll do a
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best tub in the world, which is what you were gunning for, right? - it is the best tub in the world. - so what is it, uh, is the whole thing worth it looking back, all the trials and tribulations? - it was. i learned a lot. i thought you guys were fabulous to work with. i really enjoyed it. - well, you've been a good sport. it's been a good project for us. - it was fun. - i'm glad we did it. - all right, brad is finally moving his stuff up to the master suite. we are picking up our tools, and this project is essentially history. of course, there is the usual last-minute flurry of activity we finished up the niches at the end of the whirlpool tub with enough shelves to give brad plenty of storage there. can't forget the towel bars, so we put those in. and we found a nice spot to hang the new mirror over the vanity next to the bathroom window. now you've got to love this bathroom. beautiful, huge whirlpool tub with a nice tile surround. you have a new tile floor. the shower--brad loves having his own shower. beautiful vanity. turned out great. and this is my favorite part.
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with the cabinet front and the new appliances. it's perfect. well, that should give you an idea how different styles, colors, and fixtures can all be blended together to create different and unique spaces. keep that in mind as the bathroom designs start coming together here at the creekside house. ?? ?? check out our store at
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?? ?? project? go to hometime.com for easy to use step-by-step guides on a variety of do-it-yourself projects. it's your best source for how-to information on the web. get it done with hometime.com. outside, brian and the guys had a chance to finish up the driveway with all the cuts along the edges and putting down all the joint sand. and we've said it before: the sand is a critical part of the process because that's what locks the pavers in place and really makes it a rock-
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out the sand, and the goal here is to fill the joints. so you kind of work it back and forth to get the particles dropping in there. now this may look like just regular sand, but it's actually polymeric sand. it has an additive in it that acts like glue when it gets moistened. and that's nice because it's going to prevent any weeds from coming up underneath, like what happened with regular sand. once you get the joints filled with sand, then you go over the pavers with a plate compactor. what that does is jostle things enough fall deeper into the joints and fill them up a lot more thoroughly. by the way, you want a pad on the bottom of the compactor that's designed specifically for pavers so that you don't scratch up the tops. it takes a few passes to get all the joints filled up, and we like to leave them just a touch shy off the tops. after everything is sanded and compacted, you'll blow off all the excess sand and then very lightly mist the joints to activate the polymers.
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a paver driveway. the last thing we want to talk about is how the remaining drainage issues got resolved. probably the most important thing is the swale that brian built into the driveway that goes right down the middle all the way out to the street. now what that's gonna do is, it's going to take any water that falls to the front of the house, the front of the garage, and that's gonna come right to the middle and all the way out safely to the street. and we also have a high area here in our parking area, and that's gonna take water not only out to our swale, help everything drain just the way we need it. - so here on the deck, we have a similar situation. here we want the water to run away from the house to the outside perimeter, and on the outside perimeter, we've located four scuppers to get the water off the deck and down to the backyard. we've sloped the concrete. the water will flow right underneath the scupper. and the scuppers are made out of copper, so we don't have to worry about any corrosion happening on the stone. plus, with copper, things
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the house, water should flow safely down this hill to the wetlands out in back, and these retaining walls are gonna keep the soil safely in place for some planting beds. you see this drain pipe right here? well, you might remember that we also got some 8-inch drain pipe running underground along the perimeter of the house and down to the wetland out back. that's something we put in at the same time they were back filling the i.c.f. foundation, and we attached quite a few tees and connectors to hook up with our downspouts when the gutters go in. this one's gonna take water roof. of course, we have to wait awhile to hook that up, 'cause we still have some roofing and some trim to finish up. - but, hey, it's all part of the process. i'll tell you, it's nice to have the hardscaping buttoned down as we head into winter now. - that is for sure. we'll cross that off the list and then get to the next few things. hope you can join us for that next time on hometime. till then, i'm miriam johnson. - and i'm dean johnson. thanks
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>> people are dying every day here. the drug trade and drug usage is just out of control. property thefts are through the roof. >> reporter: she worked with the association of business owners in the skid row area who are being overwhelmed by the homeless. >> and there's no community outcry about that. >> reporter: because other >> out of sight out of mind, let's just keep it there. >> reporter: but skid row also has those struggling to make better lives. they are helped at a warehouse called the bin. with nowhere to live, debra parra got a bin here to keep clean clothes, helping her hold down a job as a security guard. >> i leave a lot of stuff here. so depending what job i'm doing -- >> reporter: this makes it a little easier. >> oh, sure does. a whole lot easier. >> they're all full. we have a witting list.
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ceo of chrysalis, the homeless service organization that runs the bin. what does this represent? >> this represents the personal belongings and life history of about 1,500 residents of the skid row area. >> reporter: users must check in at least once a week. >> glass in there. >> yeah, it's a drinking glass. >> toothbrush. >> yeah, toothbrush. >> reporter: levelle liggins, living on the streets for 15 years, got a measure of safety when he got a bin. >> rule of the streets is whatever they find is theirs, they keep it, they can move on it. >> reporter: the bins provide order in often chaotic lives. >> when i me as a service to them. >> i got it. >> reporter: demetrious reid knows the bins from both sides. he was homeless until the job here helped him get a place to live. >> it kind of adds a little dignity back into the equation. >> reporter: it's part of l.a.'s latest plan to help the homeless. the city is looking to add thousands more bins, which can provide a modest step toward life off the street. john blackstone, cbs news, los
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my cold medicines' wearing off. that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? a human rights group says there was a mass exodus of more
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syria this weekend. it comes as syrian and russian forces continue their assault to retake syria's largest city. across the border about 6,000 american troops are in iraq helping in the fight against isis. over the holiday weekend holly williams spent time with some of them. >> reporter: they've spent months away from home, aiding in the fight against isis on the other side of the world. >> happy thanksgiving. how are you? >> reporter: their thanksgiving lunch wasn't shared with family. but with their brothers and sisters in the armed forces. >> stuffing? >> yes. >> reporter: and when we asked some of the roughly 6,000 u.s. service members currently in iraq what they're thankful for, many of them spoke of their loved ones. major rebecca de niro white and captain jeremy white were grateful just to be together for a few hours at thanksgiving,
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area around ten miles east of mosul. they've only been married five months. so you're intentionally together here in iraq. this was the only place you could be together. >> yeah. kind of. >> it just worked out that way. >> reporter: major steven bryant serves as a chaplain. ? ministering to the spiritual needs of soldiers of all religions. but on his third tour of duty in iraq he's thankful for something rather practical. cell phones. >> i think what's different this time is communications. it's giving me an opportunity to express that to my girls and to my wife and to my mom and dad and different family members more frequently. that i miss them, that i love them, and i certainly appreciate their support. >> reporter: others waxed poetic. like private first class onay
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>> this is a humbling experience. out here -- the experience to be able to like come and be humbled and see how other people live, stuff that people think they need back in the states. kids, as they grow up this is all they know. so no socks, no shoes. just running around playing soccer. just -- it's crazy. but -- that's what i'm thankful for. >> reporter: specialist monique frank from goldsboro, north carolina has the kind of relentless optimism that's infectious. one of am she feeds 150 soldiers every day from this minuscule kitchen. >> it's something i love. something i'm very passionate about. food tells a story nothing else can. like you put your emotions in it. i love it. >> reporter: and you're putting your emotions into it even here in this tiny little kitchen in the middle of iraq? >> yep. i love it. >> reporter: holly williams, cbs news, northern iraq.
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[ speaking foreign language ]. >> at the vatican today pope francis said special prayers for hurricane, earthquake, and flood victims in costa rica, nicaragua, and italy. vatican television broadcast the news worldwide. seth doan got a rare behihe high-tech operation. ? hallelujah ? >> reporter: though 70,000 people packed into st. peter's square in vatican city, an even larger audience watched on tv. this mass last sunday was covered by 12 cameras including two sweeping gibs, those cameras on long arms.
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world at the highest quality possible, 4k hdr. you're broadcasting at a quality level that most of us cannot imagine. most of us have never seen because our tvs aren't that good. >> it's the very first time. >> reporter: a first for the vatican. stefano d'agostini is the head of vatican tv. he explained how they're early adopters of the latest technology. you describe vatican tv almost like a laboratory for television. why? >> because it's easier for the companies, for the factors to work with us because we are small. >> reporter: vtv, its acronym in italian, has just 21 full-time employees. greg burke is a former fox news correspondent. he now runs the vatican press office. >> vatican television is like the mouse that roared. okay? it's a tiny operation if you
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but the quality is really great. >> reporter: vatican tv is hardly an independent observer. rather it's part of the church's massive pr apparatus. reminders of its mission are on screen and off. the material is hard to beat in setting, scale, and sheer theatrics. whether it's the cardinals marching into the sistine chapel or that memorable good-bye flight over the eternal city when benedict xvi became pope emeritus. >> this is an expensive operation, vatican tv. why dedicate so many resources to tv? >> i think the answer is this helps get the pope's message out. the better you can tell that story. and these days we're telling stories with pictures. >> reporter: seth doan, cbs news, vatican city. that's the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning
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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm meg oliver. welcome to the "overnight news." i'm meg oliver. president-elect donald trump is back at trump tower in new york city, steaming mad over efforts to overturn his election victory. hillary clinton has now joined green party candidate jill stein in calling for recounts in several states tha republican. clinton leads in the popular vote by nearly 2 million votes. but she lost the electoral college 290-232. and she'd need every state at issue to come close to toppling mr. trump. errol barnett reports. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump fired off a tweet-storm sunday over the pending vote recount in wisconsin, where he won by 27,000 votes. hillary clinton conceded, he
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lead. clinton's general counsel said on saturday they would participate in the recount, which was initiated by green party candidate jill stein. she has raised $6 million for the effort and may pursue recounts in michigan and pennsylvania. trump calls it a scam, and today his chief of staff went further. >> and it's ridiculous. this is a fund-raising notoriety-driven fraud by a person who won 33,000 votes in wisconsin to president-elect trump, who won 1.4 million. >> reporter: also today the transition team's debate over who should be secretary of state spilled into public view once again. governor mitt romney and mayor rudy giuliani are among those being considered. trump campaign manager turned adviser kellyanne conway appeared on several sunday programs to slam governor mitt romney. >> he gave speeches against
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did he go and intervene in syria where they're having a massive humanitarian crisis? meaning when i say intervene like offer to help? >> reporter: the president-elect is wrapping up the family vacation at his mar-a-lago resort in florida and his transition team says he's been contacted by more than 40 world leaders. meg, more cabinet and staff announcements are expected monday. >> all right. errol barnett, thank you. 21-gun salutes will fire in cuba's largest cities monday as the island nation begins a week-long choreographed farewell to its long-time leader fidel st the communist dictator, who wore his animosity toward america as long as his trademark beard, died friday at the age of 90. manuel bojorquez is in havana. >> reporter: meg, cubans are grieving today as the death of fidel castro has started to set in. while a divisive figure abroad, on this caribbean island castro was admired by many. as flags flew at half staff over havana some cubans could not hold back their tears.
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he had lost a patriarch, "the father of our family, the father of the revolution," he said. havana's normally bustling revolution plaza was quiet. workers were busy preparing for two days of tributes to the dictator who led the country for half a century. thousands of cubans will pay their respects in the shadow of the monument to national hero jose marti and a sculpture of revolutionary leader che guevara. inside the cathedral lettisia fonseca prayed and reflected. castro was someone who helped us a lot she said, especially the cuban community of the lower class. on saturday at castro's former university dozens of students chanted "i am fidel." pedicab driver lanzaro alonzo said he hopes cast troes death would not slow progress in cuba. "we continue to work hard," he said.
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country." people here will gather for official state memorials starting tomorrow, with the largest expected on tuesday at revolution square, where castro delivered some of his most fiery speeches. his remains will then be taken from havana to santiago, essentially retracing in reverse the steps he took in victory with the revolutionary army. meg, his funeral will be next sunday in santiago, known as the cradle of castro's revolution. >> manuel bojorquez, thank you. about 225 miles north havana it's a very different mood. more like a party in miami's cuban-american neighborhood little havana. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: this is the second day that people have taken to the street here in little havana. as one woman said, we're not celebrating the death of fidel castro but we're celebrating the potential for freedom in cuba. it's still front-page news. i want to show you the front cover of the miami herald. the picture of fidel with one
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it's still all people are talking about here in miami. the streets are still closed. and they're blaring music in front of cafe versailles. tanya madrigal came to the united states when she was 9 years old. tanya, why did you want to be here? your parents came with you. they are now deceased. why is it important for you to be on the streets tonight? >> to support my cuban family. to support -- all these people have come here today to celebrate and to teach my daughter there is a moment in history. and the reason why i'm here, for freedom. i left when i was 9 years old, and i've never gone back to cuba. when i can go there with my american passport because i'm an american. >> reporter: thank you, tanya. we appreciate it. we also spoke with a republican congresswoman, ileana ros-lehtinen, who herself came to the u.s. when she was a child. what's the rest the country to make of all that's happening outside of versailles? >> i know. i know people are looking at these visuals and they're thinking are these people nuts? they're celebrating someone's death. and we're not. we're celebrating an opportunity of a new beginning. a new dawn.
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people. we're never going to stop dreaming of a free cuba and working toward one. >> reporter: we noticed today that people were taking small cuban flags and bringing them to nearby graveyards, where their relatives are buried. as one woman said, "i wanted to put a flag at the grave of my mother and father, who didn't live long enough to see this day come." meg? >> david begnaud in miami for us. thank you. florida senator marco rubio is the son of cuban immigrants. he discussed his views of the death of fidel castro with john dickerson on "face the nation." >> senator, what would you like to see change in u.s.-cuba relations now? >> well, i'd like to see more of a democratic opening on the island of cuba. things like, i don't know, free press. stop putting people in jail because they don't agree with you politically. stop helping countries like north korea evade u.n. sanctions. don't invite the russians to open a military base 90 miles from our shores. allow independent political parties to be able to function. you know, the kinds of things
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country in the western hemisphere except cuba and now increasingly venezuela. that's what i'd like to see, and i'd like to see our foreign policy geared toward accelerating that. i believe it is in our national interest to see democracy take hold on the island of cuba. and so we should examine our foreign policy including all the changes that president obama made in that lens and through that lens. >> why not just reverse? >> well, as i said, there are key elements that are more important than others. we'll look at all of them. here's the thing people don't understand, and i've said this repeatedly. i am not against changes in u.s. policy toward cuba. i just want to make sure that those changes are reciprocal, that they're reciprocated by the cuban government. that was not part of what president obama did. and i want to make sure they're the kinds of things that help create a pathway toward democracy in cuba because while fidel castro was 90 years old his brother's 85. there is going to be a generational leadership change in cuba over the next five to
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foreign policy toward cuba incentivizes and makes it easier for there to be a democratic transition. when the "overnight news" returns we'll look back at the life and legacy of fidel castro. rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. ?living well? rise above joint discomfort with move free ultra's triple action joint support for improved mobility and flexibility, and 20% better comfort from one tiny, mighty pill... get move free ultra, and enjoy living well. ? rooms come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. with eight times more fragrance control, the air wick? scented oil warmer lets you dial up or down
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fidel castro was a thorn in the side of ten u.s. presidents. he died friday at the age of 90. martha teichner looks back at his life and legacy. ? >> this is the sierra maestra on cuba's southern coast. these are the jungle fighters, the rebels of sierra maestra. >> reporter: at first he charmed us. ? it's hard to believe now, more than 50 years after the fact. >> with fidel castro here are former clerks, technicians, students, townspeople and the simple campesinos. >> reporter: up in the hills
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freedom fighter, a romantic hero. >> there are thousands of men who would gladly join us. >> reporter: not the bogey man he became to so many. >> we gladly suffer cold and rain and the hardship of life in the mountain. this is only the beginning. the last battle will be fought in the capital. you can be sure of it. >> reporter: but there was no battle. dictator general rogencio batista, the bloated corrupt embodiment of cuba's problems, fled the country. fidel castro was born in 1926, one of five children. his family was prosperous and owned this sugar plantation in eastern cuba. educated by the jesuits, he became a lawyer. the poverty castro saw around
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>> fidel castro, at the age of 32 you now have in your hands a great deal of power and a great deal of responsibility. >> reporter: a month after taking power, interviewed on cbs by edward r. murrow, castro said exactly what americans wanted to hear. >> tell me, fidel castro, are you concerned at all about the communist influence in cuba? >> oh, i'm not worried because really there is not a threat about communism i >> reporter: it's still not clear whether he changed or whether he lied. but when castro began executing opponents, when castro started nationalizing industries and appropriating u.s. property in cuba, it didn't matter. the u.s. response -- sanctions.
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to this day. since the early 1960s more than a million cubans have left. most of them landed in miami with nothing but their lives and the fierce determination to bring fidel castro down one way or another. in april of 1961 an army of cuban exiles backed by the cia tried to slip into the bay of pigs and liberate the island. the invasion was a disastrous and embarrassing failure. withub david to the u.s. goliath, a role he fine-tuned for the rest of his life, with help from the soviet union. >> this is a cbs news extra. >> reporter: the following year, in 1962, u.s. spy planes spotted the russians installing nuclear missiles in cuba. >> those are russian-made, russian-manned ballistic missiles.
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suddenly, cuba seemed very, very important. >> i have directed the armed forces to prepare for any eventuality. >> castro did not blink. it appealed to him to play this role that he would harbor these missiles that could threaten the great imperial -- that he could do this. >> reporter: jay taylor cuba in the 1980s. >> the world teetered on the edge. teetered on the edge of a nuclear war. we're talking about the world. millions. millions dying. >> it shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from cuba or against any nation in the western hemisphere as an attack by the soviet union on the united states, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the soviet union.
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f. kennedy and soviet leader nikita khrushchev played chicken until khrushchev backed down and the missiles were removed. but that wasn't the end of soviet involvement in cuba. ? the russians pumped something like $5 billion a year into the cuban economy, propping it up, while the united states kept tightening the screws, toughening sanctions, with the expectation that one dayas the cia repeatedly plotted to kill him. but still he hung on, jailing dissidents, neutralizing political rivals, speaking for hours on end before vast crowds bused in to hear him.
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the mariel boatlift that year was a huge repudiation of castro's claim that cubans were happy and content. told they were free to go, 125,000 did. risking their lives, piling onto small boats and makeshift rafts for the 90-mile crossing to florida. >> it did hurt his image. but in the end the fact that the united states then had to stop this flow having said we would not turn our backs on them, suddenly we did, and we said turn them back and stopped the boats, that castro then i think felt that he had emerged still even from that politically the victor. >> reporter: especially when it became clear that 10,000 to 15,000 of the refugees he sent our way were insane or criminals turned loose from prisons and asylums. if life in cuba was bad then, it got worse when the soviet union collapsed in 1991.
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was gone, along with the oil cuba received in exchange for sugar. cubans were literally starving. anti-castro interests in the united states thought surely the end was in sight. but in 1993 fidel castro, the crafty survivor, did something startling to prop up the cuban economy. he legalized the u.s. dollar, which meant that if your relatives in miami sent you money you could afford to eat. today those payments bring in $3 billion a year. castro also invited foreign investment. suddenly cuba looked like one big construction site. you name the country. canada, france, spain, mexico, the netherlands, israel. everybody but the united states was there building massive resort hotels and condos for the
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cuba every year. in 1998 when fidel castro welcomed pope john paul ii and let the pictures do the talking, the world saw cuba surviving in spite of the u.s. trade embargo. it was political theater on a grand scale, the kind castro loved. remember the custody showdown over elian gonzalez? to escape cuba with him. castro won. the boy was returned to his father in cuba. >> he milked it in every way to make the cuban community in miami look bad and the cuban community in miami frankly fell right into the trap. >> reporter: marisele perez estabele is a sociology professor at florida
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>> the revolution was simply claiming a son for his father. >> reporter: the revolution does have its supporters, who give castro credit for raising the literacy rate in cuba to nearly 100% and for providing free health care to all. cuba turns out highly skilled doctors, respected throughout latin america. in february 2008, after a long illnesid transferred cuba's presidency to his younger brother raul. >> today the united states of america is changing its relationship with the people of cuba. >> reporter: it was raul who agreed in 2014 to a restoration of diplomatic relations with the united states. it was raul who welcomed president obama to cuba in march of this year.
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faded fidel castro appeared at a communist party congress. "soon i will be 90 years old," he said, in what seemed like a farewell address. stating "everyone's turn comes. but the ideas of cuban communists will remain." he turned 90 on august 13th, the day of his last public appearance. but even in death he remains a bogey man to some. >> castro will always be remembered as the cuban, latin american revolutionary who stood up to the united states and won. won in terms of his health brought him down, not anything that the united states ever did. >> reporter: the man the united states tried so hard to topple
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births. that's lower than the 5.8 recorded here in the united states. average life expectancy in cuba is 78.7 years. just a tenth of a year shorter than here. cuba has 6.72 doctors per 1,000 people. more than double the number per thousand in our countr the negatives of decades of political oppression. though there's no hard number, political executions by firing squad total just over 3,100, according to the non-profit think tank cuba archive. human rights watch reports 6,200 arbitrary detentions during the first eight months of last year. and there's that flood of cuban refugees to the united states to consider. more than 1.1 million cuban immigrants now live in the
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president-elect donald trump is already getting pushback from congress over his immigration plans. mr. trump has vowed to build a wall along the u.s.-mexico border, have mexico pay for it, and deport medals of people in the u.s. illegally. the federal government used in the past century. carter evans has the story. >> reporter: huge numbers. unbelievably huge numbers. >> reporter: immigrants are joining the anti-trump protest worried that the president-elect will soon follow through on his promise to deport millions who came here illegally. sisters flor and victoria martinez were brought here illegally when they were just 1 and 3 years old. they were allowed to attend school and work, protected under president obama's dream act.
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family will be ripped apart because their two younger brothers are u.s. citizens by birth. >> if we have to go back, we wouldn't want them to go back with us because they made it here. >> reporter: former u.s. congressman esteban torres knows the pain of being separated from family. >> it's a tough feeling not to know the person that was your father. >> reporter: his father was one of an estimated 2 million immigrants who were part of a government campaign called mexican repatriation. during the great depression they were herded onto trains and kicked out of the country. it was an ef t >> rounded them all up and shipped them back to their home country. >> reporter: just 3 years old, torres was allowed to remain in the u.s. with his mother and brother because they were born here. >> i remember living in shacks, you know. my mother couldn't afford anything better. you know, all the days of standing in line for relief, of getting government-issued tennis shoes and canned food. >> reporter: torres never saw
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u.s. history. >> reporter: ucla professor raul hinojosa ojeda, said it happened again in the 1950s when a quarter million more immigrants were sent back across the border during operation wetback. >> these round-ups did break up families that have consequences even today. >> reporter: torres not only lost a father. his brother had to be raised by family friends. >> my mother had to make a choice really. the economy was so bad that she couldn't sustain us both. you know, it scares me because it could happen again. >> reporter: but he's hoping that dark chapter of american history will remain in the past. carter evans, los angeles. that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news
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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, november 28th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." grief and joy following the death of cuba's forme the communist nation prepares to say good-bye to fidel castro, cuban compiles are hoping for change. >> it's ridiculous. a fund-raising notoriety driven fraud. >> officials in wisconsin with are get ready to recount the ballots triggering a twitter storm by the president-elect.

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