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him, also. but perhaps so far nothing has happened, and perhaps it has. this was a small missile. this was not a big missile. this was not a nuclear test which he was expected to do three days ago. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: you say "not happy," what does that mean. >> i would not be happy. if he does a nuclear test, i will not be happy. and i can tell you, also, i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, will be happy, either. >> reporter: not happy mean military action? >> i don't know. i mean, we'll see. >> ninan: today the american aircraft carrier u.s.s. "carl vinson" conducted a joint krill with the south korean navy in the sea of japan. the drill comes as the u.s. pushes for tougher international sanctions to curb the north korean's nuclear mission. today he is celebrating his 100 day milestone with supporters in harrisburg, pennsylvania, at an event paid for by his campaign
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chitty. chip reid is there. >> reporter: president trump projects confidence but after 100 days in the white house he and the republican congress have not passed a single piece of major legislation. he predicted that repealing and replacing obamacare would be easy and that he would sign it into law immediately after being sworn in. so far, though, he has been unable to convince even the solidly republican house to get on board. on tax reform which he listed as his top legislative priority in his 100-day plan, he's released only a one-paej outline. he has signed a flurry of executive orders. orders. ( applause ) but most merely order panels and commissions to study various issues. those difficulties may be one reason his 100-day approval rating of 41% is significantly lower than every president going all the way back to jimmy carmter in 1977. mr. trump, though, has also had some important victories, such as getting conservative neil gorsuch confirmed to the supreme court and passing about a dozen bills
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administration regulations on issues ranging from coal mining to guns to the environment. here in pennsylvania, a state where he won a stunning and crucial victory on election day, a throng of supporters waited for hours to hear him speak, including steve kruzevski and chris cappel. due like him as much today as you did on election day? >> even more so. >> he's getting things done, even with all the obstruction that the democrats are fighting him everything, even the republicans. they're even fighting president trump, and he's still accomplishing things, and he's going to make america great again. >> reporter: according to the polls, the president's base still strongly supports him, and here in harrisburg, most of the people i talked to here, say he's best president since ronald reagan. reena. >> ninan: thank you, chip. you can see more of john dickerson's interview with president trump tomorrow morning on "face the nation." and monday, as "cbs this morning" broadcasts live from the white house. an american service member was killed today by an explosive de
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city of mosul. no details yet from the pentagon. u.s. forces have been helping in the fight to take back the city from isis. tonight we have been learning more about who has been rounded up in immigration raids under the justice administration. >> as we speak today, immigration officers are find, the gang members, the drug dealers, and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country. >> reporter: federal immigration agents went to homes, parking lots, and even alwayways in february to arrest more than 680 people believed to be in the country illegally. in a statement following the raids, department of homeland security secretary john kelly said approximately 75% of those arrested were convicted of crimes. but new data obtained by "the washington post" shows that half of the immigrants picked up in those raids either had no criminal convictions or committed traffic offenses, including drunk driving, raising
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violent criminals. the administration is also facing problems with its new public database of illegal immigrants in detention. secretary kelly launched the online website wednesday as part of a larger effort to help victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. but the system mistakenly included information about undocumented children as young as three. d.h.s. said it has fixed the problem, but in addition to that glitch, people were also call the site's victim hot line to report space aliens. reena, the administration may soon have fewer names to add to that database. illegal border crossings are down 72% since the president took office 100 days ago. >> ninan: paula reid in washington. thank you, paula. an american business woman has been deported from china on friday after being convicted of espionage. her two-year ordeal was a source of tension between the u.s. and china. roxana saberi has the story. >> reporter: more than two years after chinese security
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phan-gillis, she's back home in the u.s. in a statement, her husband said, "many of sandy's friends and family members have been crying tears of joy." the 57-year-old is an american citizen of chinese descent. in 2015, she was visiting china on a trade mission with houston officials and business people when suddenly, she disappeared. >> she was subjected to repeated threats, including the threat to take away her access to doctors and medicine. >> reporter: last month, her husband, jeff, told senators her captors accused her of spying for the u.s. >> sandy is not sp top-secret agent for the f.b.i. she is a wife and a mother and a business woman. >> reporter: phan-gillis' detention created friction between washington and beijing. her case had stalled until secretary of state rex tillerson recommendly raised it on a trip to china in march. on tuesday, china sentenced phan-gillis to three and a half years in prison and ordered
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deportation. texas congressman al green who called for her release, says she arrived in los angeles on friday. >> if she tells us that certain things happened to her that are unacceptable, then we have to let the government of china be. >> reporter: phan-gillis' chinese attorney told cbs news she pleaded guilty to a spying charge. reena, it may have been part of a deal to secure her release. >> ninan: what else do we know about the trump administration's involvement in securing her release? >> reporter: well, the state department is not releasing details but a human rights group based in california says the state department and the white house worked together in the talks. that group is also telling us that there is another american still detained in china on charges of espionage. >> ninan: okay, roxanna, thank you for that. tens of thousands gathered in washington, d.c. today for what was called the people's climate march. demonstrators walked from capitol hill to the white house to protest president trump's environmental policies on his 100th day in office. the temperatures topped 90
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degrees. flash floods and devastating winds are threatening the central u.s. tonight opinion hail and tornadoes are also possible from texas and louisiana all the way up to illinois and ohio. colorado, new mexico, and kansas are among the places digging out from heavy snow. rallies and marches were held in los angeles today on the 25th anniversary of the los angeles ris on the. the city erupted after four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of rodney king. here's mireya villarreal. >> oh, look at that. terrible! and there's no police presence down here. >> reporter: this was the first sign 25 years ago that los angeles was in for a very long night. >> these people are angry. they have ever right to be. >> reporter: politicians misjudged theanger and police were accused of standing by and letting it happen. and while the city was on fire, kjlh radio was in the middle of it. >> stop it, people! stop this! >> you could feel the heat from the buildings by
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>> reporter: for four days, d.j.s aundrae russell and lon mcque stayed on air broadcasting every brutal moment. >> i'm not the only whon who feels helpless. we need to get ourselves together as a community. >> you're seeing buildings being burned down, and you're seeing people running for their lives in the streets. >> get off the streets. drive away. you'll be subject to arrest. >> reporter: the predominantly black south central part of los angeles was neglected, plagued with unemployment, poverty, and suffering through the crack epidemic. do you feel like what happened in 1992 had to happen almost in order for there to be change? >> it was almost like a volcano, absolutely. i felt like there had been rumblings. it was almost inevitable. >> reporter: national guard troops rolled into town to help restore order, but in the end, more than 50 people were dead and over $1 billion in damage was left behind karen lane was 12 years old when the riots broke out
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coalition, lane has committed to working on the issues that ignited the '92 riots, like racism and poverty. >> we have to start to think creatively and out of the box of how do we have development without displacement and how do we involve the community in doing that? >> reporter: queela shirrils is doing exactly that. >> i grew up right around the corner in the housing projects. >> reporter: once a member of the infamous l.a. gang the crips, he has reinvested his time and money back into watts by opening locol, a restaurant with celebrity chef roy choi. >> fired 40 people. livable wage jobs, walk to work. the 25th anniversary is about a recommitment, you know, and a reininvestment though in our folks. >> reporter: 25 years later many people in south los angeles can see past the pain and view the riots as an uprising that ignited change. parts of this neighborhood have changed but some of the hardest hit pockets have stayed the same, like the vacant lots you
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but there are construction crews on site right now renovating. people living here say it's a perfect example that not all is lost. re-investment just takes time. reena. >> reporter: mireya, thank you. coming up a native mirn tribe takes a stand against president trump's border wall. l.
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>> reporter: so this is it. this is where you can go and i have to stop? >> you stop right there. >> reporter: velron jose is vice chierm of the tohono o'odham nation, a tribe of american indians allowed to cross the border, where most americans cannot. >> we can across it with our tribal i.d.s. you cross, you have to go to an official port of entry. the tohono o'odham nation is roughly the size of connecticut. it straddles 62 miles along the mexican-american border in arizona. tribal members live on both side and are caught in the middle of the border debate. they aloud the federal government to build a vehicle barrier in 2006, but they strongly oppose a wall through their land. the current border fence cuts right through this ranch, which is owned by a tribal member, and their well is now on the mexican side of the border. a wall here would make it impossible to get to. do you want a wall right here? >> i do not want a wall there. there actually is nowhere for a wall in our language because we were never contained. if youea
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>> i'm all for anything that helps protect our country. >> reporter: mark lamb is the sheriff of neighboring pinal county 80 miles north border. she showed us a path that illegal immigrant and smugglers use to pass through the reservation and enter his county where nearly 3500 illegal border crossers were detained in january alone. would a wall in the indian reservation be helpful? >> absolutely. >> reporter: it's a deterrent. >> it's a deterrent. a lot of people think that's insensitive. it's not. we're protecting our home. we're protecting what's hours. >> reporter: tribal leaders say they're working with federal agents to brl protect the border, but building a wall is a step too far. as far as you're concerned this is not mexico and this is not the u.s. > this is technically "autum hajewet," translated to the people's land. >> reporter: and since the federal government gave control of this land to the tohono
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it will now require an act of congress to take it back and build a wall. carter evans, cbs news, along the u.s.-mexican border. >> ninan: we'll be right back. [phone ring] hey dad. hey sweetie, how was your first week?
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up a two-day visit to egypt. egypt is predominantly muslim with christians making up only 10% of the population. more now from seth doane. >> reporter: security was tight right along the pontiff's journey, but pope francis hardly appeared concerned about his safety. he chose to be driven through cairo in a small fiat, which was not bullet froof proo of and rolled down the window to wave to well-wishers. before mass today he rode in an open cart in a stadium, stopping to exwreet a group of dressed up kids as military helicopters flew overhead. violence, though, was a regular topic. the crowd of about 15,000, francis spoke out against religious extremism. "the only fanaticism believers can have, is that of charity," he said. the pope's visit followed several attacks against egypt's christian minority, including twin church bombings just last kinth on palm sunday, which
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isis claimed responsibility. francis met with egypt's president abdel fattah el-sisi and symbolically embraced the grand imam of al-zahar, a 1,000-year-old center of learning in sunni islam. there, he encouraged imams and their students to reject violence and preach peace. before departing this afternoon, the pope met with hundreds of priests, nuns, and seminarians, encouraging them to be bridge builders, too. he also offered a little everyday advice, suggesting they avoid temptations, including complaining, being too much of an individual, or gossiping. throughout his journey, the pope has kept wishing his audiences "as-salamu alaykum." that's "peace be with you "in arabic. both peace and unity have been his biggest messages. seth doane, cbs news, rome. >> ninan: up na holocaust survivor's unlikely roommate. and his remarkable story of
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inspiring story of forgiveness. >> reporter: ben stern is pretty active for a 95-year-old, but ever since his wife of more than 70 years went to a nursing home, the days have been long and lonely. so he decided to find a roommate. >> do you want a coffee? >> reporter: he ended up with 31-year-old lea heitfeld. >> sometimes she cooks good meals. ( laughter ) what is that, scones? >> it's such a beautiful, unique experience to live with someone so much older than me. >> reporter: but their 64-year age gap is not even close to being most unique thing about them. how did the two of you first talk about this? >> he knew i was a young german girl, and he sat down, and the first thing he said is, "le ai want you to know, you're third generation, you're not responsible for wapped." of the. >> reporter: stern was a teenager in poland when the nazis rose to power. he lived in the
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and survived nine auschwitz. his family did n>>ot i lost seve sister. i lost my mother and my father. i carried that loss with me 24 hours a day. >> reporter: and so when these new roommates first got to know each other, it wasn't just the fact that she was german that had to be acknowledged. >> so my grandparents, my father's parents, were active nazis. >> lea is not guilty about what her grandparents did. >> i'm still a reminder of that time, and that he is capable to-- to welcome me with such warmth has been something that really inspired me. >> reporter: and this granddaughter of two nazis is now getting a
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studies. >> if there's a god in heaven, he created angels. and when she came on the scene, i felt it is the perfect person to attach to my history, to make it complete. >> reporter: a history that his shown him the worst of what humans can do and the best if who we can be. ben tracy, cbs news, berkeley, california. >> ninan: and that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. one more reminder to catch john dickerson's day 100 interview with president trump tomorrow morning on "face the nation." i'm reena ninan in new york. from all of us here, thank you for watching, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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