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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: in cold blood. >> these officers were ambushed. >> pelley: two iowa cops are shot to death as they sat in patrol cars. a suspect is in custody. two police forces are grief stricken. also tonight, as trump and clinton make their closing argumente of millennial voters. >> neither party deserves the black vote. >> i think we do need law and reorde tr inhis country. >> i have never been more afraid in my life than i have been throughout this election. >> pelley: hard times in the oil patch. schools go to a four-day week. and we double team our world series coverage with dean 'n' don. >> as the front page of the
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"bring on game seven." >> the headline on the "cleveland plain dealer" says it all, "buckle up." >> this is the "cbs evening this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: shameful acts of violence, that is what president obama called the ambush murders of two iowa police officers. sergeant anthony beminio of the des moines police department and officer justin martin of theur last night without provocation in separate shootings. tonight a suspected is under arrest and david begnaud is in des moines. >> several shots heard at 70th and ar-15. -- 70th and aurora. possible officer down. >> reporter: it was just after 7:00 a.m. officers found rookie officer justin martin shot dead in his patrol car. more than 15 rounds were fired at him while he was driving. about three minutes later and
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beminio was shot at a stop sign. he died at a local hospital. des moines police spokesman paul parizek. >> they were ambushed. it's nothing less than a slaughter. these officers had no idea what was to come. >> reporter: by 9:25 a.m. police had 46-year-old scott michael greene in custody. greene had flagged down a state employee, showed him his i.d. and asked him to call 911. he was arrested without incident and taken to a hospital after saying he felt sick. police believe gree u rifle to execute the lawmen. >> i think he had full awareness of what he was doing when he killed those officers. the way that this happened isn't something that seems spur of the moment. >> reporter: greene has a history of harassment. just two weeks ago he waved a confederate flag at a high school football game. this video shot by greene shows police asking him to leave. >> have i committed a crime? >> you're on private property. you're on school property. we're asking you to leave at this time. >> reporter: justin martin was just 24 years old.
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urbandale police force one year. 39-year-old anthony beminio, a father of three, had been promoted to sergeant after more than ten years at the des moines police department. >> we don't think these officers were specifically targeted because they were justin martin and anthony beminio. >> this is the only thing they know, how to help. >> reporter: at the crime scene in urbandale this morning, there was a moment of gratitude for the police. >> and i want you to go home to your families because i want my dad to come home to me and i want my friends to come home to >> reporter: the suspect has not been charged criminally and a motive is unknown. authorities say it's entirely possible the gunman didn't really know the two officers he ambushed, but he was well-known to law enforcement in this area through previous run-ins. scott, one officer told us a short time ago, scott, this guy has been a thorn in our side for a long time. >> pelley: david begnaud in iowa. hillary clinton tweeted that she is heartbroken for the families of the officers, and donald
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are in his prayers. the long presidential campaign is finally down to six days. we have two reports on the strategies for the homestretch, and first we'll go to nancy cordes covering clinton. >> reporter: to win in florida, clinton needs to generate obama-level enthusiasm, especially from african americans, who made up a quarter of the state's early voting electorate when he was on the ballot in 2012. so far this year that rate is off byab right now is not as solid as it needs to be. >> reporter: today the president and clinton made the rounds again on predominantly black radio stations. >> tell my folks why you will help them? >> i believe in what i'm doing. >> reporter: in battleground north carolina, african american early voting rates are bouncing back from a she start after republicans there imposed strict limits on the number of urban
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folks were beaten trying to register voters. >> reporter: in chapel hill today, mr. obama issued this dire new warning about a trump presidency. >> i hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. >> reporter: the latino vote will also be key for clinton, and there are numbers are far better. in florida, hispanic early voting is up 139% from this point in 2012, driven in part by trump's comments about mexicans. >> i mean, he starts out by he moves on the insult allah -- all latino, insults african american, insults muslim, insults people with disabilities. >> reporter: president obama came to clinton's aid on another front today, criticizing the f.b.i. director for alerting congress about new e-mails in the clinton case that may or may not be significant. the president said the f.b.i.
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information." scott? >> pelley: nancy cordes on the campaign trail for us tonight. now let's go to major garrett, who is covering the trump campaign. >> get out there and vote. pretend we're slightly behind. you got to get out. we don't want to blow this. >> reporter: donald trump is running like an underdog even as new polls show the race in florida is essentially tied. for a second day, he warned that a hillary clinton presidency could be mired in congressional and possibly investigation. >> if hillary clinton were to be elected, it would create an unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis. haven't we just been through a lot with the clintons? right? >> reporter: despite the public polling, trump's team believes it has surged ahead here. it also believes it has drawn even in upper midwest states like michigan and wisconsin. in eau claire last night, trump
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early ballots for hillary clinton and are now suffering what he called "buyers' remorse." >> a lot of stuff has come out since your vote. >> reporter: at least four states allow early voters to withdraw their ballots and we vote, but state officials say the practice is rarely used. still, trump's pitch speaks to the campaign's buoyancy in the final week. it was also visible in the roughly 600,000 dollar investment in three trump commercials slated to air nationally during tonight's game seven of the world series. >> everyday people stand broken politics with a new leader who is not a part of the system. >> reporter: trump continues to raise money, $2 million this morning in miami from wealthy republican donors, a whopping $100 million in the month of october through small dollar donations. scott, we're told the republican national committee and the trump campaign have fully funded their field operations and every remaining dollar from now until election day will be filed into
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us. major, thank you. major, nancy, and our entire campaign 2016 team will bring you live election night coverage next tuesday at 7:00 eastern time. tonight we are listening to millennial voters, many of them voting for the first time. clinton has a 28-point lead among them in a poll by harvard's institute of politics. more than half say they are fearful about the future. elaine quijano gathered a group they met at the youtube space in new york city for our campaign 2016 series "closing arguments." >> i'm a very proud conservative, but i don't think that donald trump represents the republican party. >> i'm 20 years old. i'm an unapologetic american and full-blown trump supporter. >> i'm 19. i'll vote for gary johnson. >> i'm 27 and i'm with her. >> i'm not with her and i don't support hillary clinton.
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you immediately think i'm homophobic and xenophobic. we automatically jump to conclusions a trump supporter is a bad, uneducated supporter. >> he says a lot of stuff i 100% this not agree with, but at the same time, i don't want the support a liar. >> how many of you here have had college debt or you will soon have college debt, student debt? >> by the time i'm finished with my education, i'm going to have over $200,000 in d you're forced into higher education, forced into this debt. i don't think really either candidate has posed a good enough stance. >> i want to turn to another topic here that. is the issue of civil rights. a recent poll found that 85% of young african americans and 72% of hispanics believe their race is under attack in the u.s.
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something that's really dear to my heart because i was robbed and shot in my head. if that wasn't enough, i look up and i was staring down the barrel of another gun. this time it wasn't the barrel of a gun from someone else trying to rob me, this time i was looking down the barrel of police. >> reporter: let me ask you, you're the son of a former police officer, is that right? >> he actually recently retired. i think there are bad police officers. you know, there are plenty of corrupt police officers, but i think obama has not done a decent job at helping the african american community, and i think hillary clinton is part of that. but i do support our police. >> on the comment about police officers versus the black lives matter, the african american community, you have a choice to be a cop. you sign that. you go to training for that. you have no choice being black. and trump has normalized this
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danger. >> here's the thing, trump hasn't been in the white house, so to say that trump tore our country apart at the seems and created this racial division, in way. president obama was the one who is in the white house for eight years, and race relations have been worse than ever in this country. let's look at who is in office. an african american man who has torn apart this country. we need the look at that. >> to say that race relations have gotten as bad as they've ever been under president obama shows a lack of historical depth. america is bent on racial division, and donald trump's rhetoric, this otherism, plays on that narrative that has long been the narrative of american society. >> reporter: while there were passionate disagreement, one issue united this group, debt. many told me they can't repay their student loans, which means they're putting off decisions like buying a house or starting a family, and, scott, they're looking for answers from these candidates.
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elaine, thank you. there's more of elaine's fascinating conversation with millennial voters on our cbs youtube channel and on our streaming service, cbsn. police are investigating a fire at a predominantly african american church in greenville, mississippi, last night. someone spray painted "vote trump" on the hopewell baptist church. there are no suspects, but the mayor is calling it a hate crime. a complaint has been fil w alleging that a boston law firm broke campaign finance laws with fraudulent donations to politicians, mostly democrats. the case was turned up in a joint investigation by "the boston globe" and the center for responsive politics. we have details. >> reporter: the thornton law firm has ten partner, but dollar for dollar it's one of the nation's biggest political donors.
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donation, parties received money matching the amount they gave. >> once the law firm knew we had these records, they didn't deny that this was the case. >> reporter: scott allen is the "globe"'s spotlight editor. >> so hundreds and hundreds of times a lawyer would donate money to a candidate or political party, and then almost immediately be given back that very same sum. >> that's correct. >> reporter: if you give a donation and then somebody else reimburses you for the doe -- donation that's a clear violation of the spirit and the letter of the law at the federal limits partnerships like the thornton law firm to a maximum donation of $2,700 per candidate. thornton is alleged to have made donations above that limit by using a straw donor system, using the firm's own money, but making it appear it was from individual partners. viveca novak is with the center for responsive politics. >> straw donor reimbursement systems are something that both the s.e.c. and the department of justice take very seriously. and people have gone to jail for
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three of the firm's partners from 2010 to 2014. the trio donated $1.6 million, mostly to democrats. over the same period, they received back $1.4 million in bonuses. a thornton spokesperson said the donations were legal because they came out of each partner's ownership steak in the firm. it was a voluntary program, thornton stated, involving the partner's own personal after-tax money. thornton donated to dozens of democrats, including some of the most hotly races. some of those democrats, including hillary clinton, said they'd be returning donations, but, scott, thornton told us it hired an outside firm to review its political donations and that it has complied with election law. >> pelley: tony, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," tumbling oil prices mean less school forom se prices mean less school forom se kids. er derby.
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>> reporter: lawmakers blame a 70% drop in oil and gas prices since 2013. this year the state faced a $1.3 billion deficit and cut $34 million in education funding. but critics say that's in part due to years of giving tax breaks to oil companies, rates as low as 1% during the boom, while the going rate in north dakota was 11.5%. nearly one-third of oklahoma school districts in mostly poor, rural areas, have had to shorten the school week. >> knowing thate enough money to keep the lights on and the buses running, it's just an outrage. >> reporter: audra cornett has two children in inola schools. she's also a teacher here. >> their whole futurer depends on the quality of education they receive at these young ages, and i don't see them being ready in the way that we have been able to prepare them before. on their very first day... >> reporter: so she opened
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>> reporter: clenched teeth and elevated heart rates. the headline on the "cleveland plain dealer" says it all, "buckle up." still, after their loss last night, we heard from plenty of fans who believe their indians will come through. >> being a clevelander, i'm looking for those indians to pull it out. >> reporter: sure, don, but the momentum appears to be with the cubs now. >> reporter: well, at least there are still cleveland fans who were around when the indians won in 1948. >> the cleveland in >> i was ten, close to 11. >> reporter: like gino summa. did you think it would take this long? >> in cleveland, yes. >> reporter: gene, do you still have your newspaper clippings from 1908? >> reporter: very funny, don. the cubs have worked hard to become lovable losers, succumbing to all manner of jinxes, curses and lousy luck, but they're actually trying to catch up to the other professionals in town, whose
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not confined to the myths of history. >> reporter: history is one thing, but popular culture is another. the best movie about chicago baseball was all about a bunch of cheaters. >> say it ain't so, joe. >> vaughn into the windup. >> reporter: at least "major league" was funny. and the indians haven't been lovable losers. >> the marlins are in the win column. >> reporter: their history is more shakespearean tragedy. they went to the series twice in the '90s with great t sured crushing losses. >> reporter: you know, don, i seldom think of cleveland when i'm reading shakespeare. >> reporter: okay, well, one of these teams is going the lose, and for that team and its hometown, scott, that will truly be a tragedy. >> pelley: equal time from don dahler and dean reynolds. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all
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well, if you are marking the days off your calendar we have under six to go until election day. on the trail both clinton and trump today stepping up their outreach to black and latino voters while barack obama campaigned in north carolina. new polls now have trump with a slight lead. our garrett haake is in mclean, rg interview with allow ann bennett. first, it's the fight for minority voters. donald trump courting black and latino voters in miami, florida. take a listen. >> i see all these signs, cubans for trump. cubans. love cubans. thank you, fellows, that's so good. blacks for trump. that's so nice. >> garrett, i have to ask you


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