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with mr. trump. a day after advocating torture, the president tells republicans his agenda is based on a moral foundation. we'll see you in just a few minutes. captioning s >> pelley: the battle over the wall. the white house seemed to call for a tax on mexican imports to pay for it, before walking it back today. and, the president of mexico canceled his summit meeting with president trump. >> unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless. >> pelley: also tonight, the view from the border. >> can you imagine having a city with a huge wall there? it's not very inviting. >> i think it failed austin callaway in every possible way a police department can fail a citizen. >> pelley: an apology for an unspeakable crime, nearly eight decades later.
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and, she made us all laugh, and think. mary tyler moore's legacy on social issues. >> and i'm being paid less than he was because... ? >> you're a woman. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. it's become a chaotic first week for the trump administration. late today the president's press secretary told reporters that mr. trump never said that the mexican government would pay for the wall. earlier he announced a 20% tax on mexican goods, and then the white house arranged a hasty news conference to knock that down. this morning mr. trump insulted the president of mexico with a tweet, and now their summit meeting in washington is off. all of this on the day that the president's chief adviser told the news media to "keep their mouth shut" because the media have "zero integrity and zero intelligence."
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it was that kind of day. here's margaret brennan. >> now is the dawn of a new era. >> reporter: president trump told republican lawmakers his new idea on how to pay for the border wall with mexico. >> well, we're working on a tax reform bill that will reduce our trade deficits, increase american exports, and will generate revenue from mexico t ro will pay for the wall if we eecide to go that route. >> reporter: aboard air force aie, white house spokesman sean spicer said a 20% tax on imports e cad generate enough money. >> by doing it that way, we can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone. that's really going to provide ute funding. >> reporter: but back at the white house, chief of staff reince priebus told reporters the 20% tax was just "one of a buffet of options," and aides said the tax could range from 5% to 20%. mexico is america's third- largest trading partner with more than $500 billion in goods traded annually, helping to
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support $1.1 million american jobs. a tax on imports is designed to encourage american manufacturing tionproduction, but could also lead the higher prices on imported goods for consumers. ( speaking spanish ) today mexican president enrique mena nieto canceled a planned trip to washington next week to meet with president trump. pena nieto has repeatedly stated that mexico will not pay for a border wall. rejeject the decision of the united states," he said, "that far from uniting us, divides us." mr. trump did not back down. >> unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly, itth respect, such a meeting rould be fruitless, and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. >> reporter: despite mr. trump's campaign rhetoric about mexico paying for that wall, today white house press secretary sean spicer said the president never said the mexican government
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would write a check to pay for it. >> pelley: margaret brennan at e.e white house. we learned today that the u.s. border patrol chief has been fired, a signal that the new administration is taking border policies in a new direction, focusing on the wall. rdt some who live along the rio meande, the natural border with mexico, don't want a wall. manuel bojorquez has the view n om the twin cities of laredo, texas, and nuevo laredo, mexico. >> reporter: president trump points to breaches at the border, like this hole near el paso, as reasons the nation must build a border wall. >> a lack of security poses a substantial threat to the sovereignty and safety of the united states of america and its citizens. >> reporter: but along the border in laredo, texas, democratic congressman henry cuellar calls the proposed wall impractical.
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>> there are some areas that i can see infrastructure, but you tell me how you're going to do this on a natural barrier like the rio grande. >> reporter: nearly 700 miles of the 2,000-mile long boarder with mexico already have some type of fencing, at a cost of more than $2 billion. president trump put the cost of the entire concrete wall at $8 to $12 billion, though analysts say it could hit $40 billion. there are some practical e allenges, like building on private lands, over remote mountains, and on national parks. ernnis nixon was one of the trump campaign's top fund- raisers in texas, yet he opposes the wall. >> you know, bad decisions are made when you don't have enough information to make a good decision. >> reporter: and to be clear, this is coming from someone who spent a lot of time and money utrking for donald trump during the campaign. >> absolutely. en reporter: to those supporters who say, "the wall has to happen, that's why we voted," what do you say? >> they're wrong. because they have not looked at the data. my main argument is the river is an effective barrier that we can
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use to provide that same level of security. te reporter: and this is it, the rio grande, which separates me here on the mexican side from our cameraman on the u.s. side s laredo. scott, nixon says he supports fencing targeted areas and investing in technology, but te t since then-candidate trump visited laredo in 2015, he's vowed to build a wall. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez on the border for us tonight. manuel, thank you. eeting security, the president is expected to block refugees from syria. about 12,000 who fled the civil war there settled in the u.s. just last year, and jim axelrod met some of the new arrivals. >> reporter: in rutland, vermont, tonight, the khatib family is getting settled. they're syrian refugees from a village near aleppo who arrived just last week. >> ( translated ): we couldn't bear the gunshots and the bombing that started to happen day and night, and my daughter
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was running trying to hide in the house, and she called my name all the time. >> reporter: the khatibs are one of two families who are among the first of 110 refugees set to be relocated to rutland. but it's a process now in jeopardy by the president's promise, which would halt the rest of the families from arriving. >> i'm disheartened, but not defeated. >> reporter: marsha cassel is with rutland welcomes, a group organized to get the refugees settled in, providing them with clothing and furniture. >> these are not the people that you need to fear. these people are running for ms tr lives. they have been victims to the very same people that we fear violence. us and all muslims are not bad r: ble. >> reporter: but don cioffi, a retired teacher, applauds the president's promise to halt the refugee program temporarily and provide more time to vet everyone coming here.
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>> it only takes one with a vest on to blow up some of my friends. i mean, it only takes one. >> reporter: but the khatibs were already vetted, for two years, while living in turkey tod waiting to come. >> it's just lack of knowledge. >> reporter: rutland businessman mike khalil, a u.s. citizen who emigrated 35 years ago as mohammed khalil, is asking the people of rutland for one thing. >> if you give them the chance, the same chance that i got, they will see that these folks will be working hard. >> reporter: khalil should know. he's got a thriving real estate business in rutland. in fact, he asked a client to help these refugees out and now expects the fathers of the two families to get jobs working at a grocery store there. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight. rem, thank you. today, president trump took his torst flight aboard air force one to speak at the congressional republican retreat in philadelphia. yesterday, mr. trump advocated torture.
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today, he told republicans his agenda is based on a moral foundation. the g.o.p. controls both houses of congress and the white house for the first time in ten years. here's nancy cordes. >> so nice. nice to win. do we agree? it's been a while. it's been a while since we had this position. nice to be here. >> reporter: president trump reminded republicans today that they are in the driver's seat thanks to his victory. >> this congress is going to be the busiest congress we've had in decades, maybe ever. >> reporter: he urged them to work quickly on bills to cut taxes and replace obamacare. >> i think, congressmen, i think we have no choice. i think we have no choice. we have to get it going. >> reporter: to the great relief of republicans here, president trump relied on prepared remarks and a teleprompter, and avoided getting sidetracked like he did at the c.i.a. this weekend. >> it looked, honestly, it looked like 1.5 million people. >> reporter: his false claims
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about crowd size and voter fraud have been a distraction for republican leaders. so has his talk of reviewing the ban on torture. is this a debate that your members want to have, and what's your take on the issue? >> well, i think the director of the c.i.a. has made it clear he's going to follow the law, and i believe virtually all of my members are comfortable with the state of the law on that hosue now. >> reporter: senate leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan said today they are learning how to navigate the ups and downs of the trump era. s this is going to be an unconventional presidency. i think we're going to see twconventional activities, like oreets and things like that, and i think that's just something we'll all have to get used to. >> reporter: mr. trump's quick t tion on a host of shared priorities has done a lot to soothe g.o.p. angst over his unfounded views. the reality, scott, is that this is going to be a complicated relationship, but it's a mutually beneficial one, too. >> pelley: nancy cordes with the republicans in philadelphia.
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we rarely hear from president trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, but he talked about the media today with "the new york times." bannon, who used to run the right wing breitbart news, said mainstream news organizations were humiliated by the trump win jusshould keep their mouths shut and just listen for a while. bannon added, "the media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work. you're the opposition party," he said, "not the democratic party. you're the opposition party. the media is the opposition party." one of the president's first acts this week was to pull the u.s. out of the trans-pacific partnership, a 12-nation free trade deal. well, dean reynolds has found some unease about this, deep in trump country. >> reporter: there is a mid- winter tranquility to the 2,500 acres of bob hemesath's farm in
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decorah, iowa. but across the snowy landscape, you can hear some early misgivings about the president's decision to renegotiate or withdraw from big trade deals. that's because one of every three acres of corn he grows is exported. one out of every five jobs in e s state is dependant on trade. so when the president talks of renegotiating trade deals or dropping out of the trans- pacific partnership entirely, as he did this week-- >> great things for the american worker. >> reporter: --iowa farmers get worried. >> it was a big market, it would have been a huge benefit for agriculture. >> reporter: what does it mean for you as an individual farmer not to have it? >> it's going to be more difficult to make a profit without having it. >> reporter: the t.p.p. would have removed trade barriers, and rtcording to supporters, would have added more than $4 billion annually from u.s. exports. but critics said it would lower wages, cost jobs and reduce american influence by putting it on the same footing with weaker
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economies. they say bilateral deals are better for america. hemesath voted for the president and still supports him, but he wishes farmers had been more persuasive. what would you tell him now? >> reporter: that our economy benefits from trade and that he needs to look at it from a global economic standpoint. >> reporter: the farmers here vey they are willing to give mr. trump a chance to negotiate better deals, scott, and the president did say today, "believe me, we're going to have a lot of trade deals." >> pelley: dean reynolds, down on the farm. dean, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," a white police manef apologizes for the lynching of a young black man nearly 80 years ago. ... ...of these benefits to help you get better dental check-ups. go pro with crest mouthwash.
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david begnaud has the story. >> two elderly african american women were standing in the hallway, and they pointed to some of the historical pictures, and one commented to the other in almost a whisper, "they lalled our people." >> reporter: once lagrange georgia police chief louis dekmar researched the death of a teenager years ago, he felt the need to apologize for his department's role in the killing. what did this department do wrong? >> i think it failed austin callaway in every possible way a police department could fail a citizen. >> reporter: it was 1940 in the jim crow south, and local police never investigated the murder or tried the find the suspects in the death of austin callaway. in the middle of the night, the black teenager, who had been arrested and accused of assaulting a white woman, was kidnapped from his jail cell, aparently by a group of white men wearing masks. word has it they took him g tside of town and shot him repeatedly in his hands, his arms, and his head. james callaway was austin's
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cousin. >> you know, apology accepted, but there's nothing that can bring back anything that we lost. >> reporter: bryan stevenson is the director of the equal justice initiative. >> i think positive things have come out of these efforts. i think there is a new hopefulness about what might be achieved to advance racial justice. >> reporter: callaway's death would eventually make headlines in papers across the country including new york, philadelphia, and baltimore. be was one of an estimated 4,000 people killed because of his race between 1877 and 1950. his murder was used to call attention to the killing of blacks in the mid-1900s. >> the past influences and forms and shapes the present. >> reporter: after callaway was killed, the local grand jury came back with just one recommendation: they said the jail needed better locks. scott, the police chief just took the podium here at a local church in lagrange, along with
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>> pelley: finally tonight, memorials to mary tyler moore have sprung up at her star on the hollywood walk of fame, and in minneapolis, where she proved that a young, single woman could make it after all. here's gayle king. ♪ how will you make it on your own ♪ >> reporter: it was 1970 when mary tyler moore, the end of a 0's road from 1960s america when she played laura petrie, a olusewife and stay-at-home mom. in minneapolis, laura was now mary richards, split from her boyfriend. cbs rejected the idea she was divorced, for fear viewers would mpink she dumped rob petrie. now she was looking for work. >> what religion are you? >> mr. grant, i don't quite know
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how to say this, but you're not pplowed to ask that when someone is applying for a job. it's against the law. >> want to call a cop? >> reporter: hundreds of women worked for cbs news, but in the 1970s, women in the tv newsrooms were rare. mary got the job, but there was another battle ahead. >> i would like to know why the last associate producer before me made $50 more a week more than i do? >> because he was a man. >> reporter: the "mary tyler moore show" took on social issues rarely mentioned on prime time tv. >> can i spend the night? >> reporter: sex: >> no. or reporter: birth control: >> don't forget to take your pill. >> i won't. nd i won't. >> reporter: and homosexuality. >> what do you mean he's not your type? he's successful. he's single. >> he's gay! >> reporter: by the end of the series, mary had been promoted to producer. like mary, cbs's susan spencer
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worked in minneapolis tv newsroom in the 1970s. >> there is not a woman reporter alive in this country today who ever watched that show, who wasn't inspired by her. >> i'm the producer. >> reporter: but even with the title, mary had the fight for respect. >> ted, if you declare a winner now, you're... fired. >> stand-by, everybody. >> reporter: mary richards may not have shattered the glass ceiling, but she sure opened the mor, and millions of women followed her in. >> pelley: gayle king. later tonight, gayle will host a cbs news special "mary tyler moore: love is all around." that's at 9:00, 8:00 central. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
5:59 pm chop highway 17 which is still closed in b directions.. kpix 5 news begins with a developing story in the santa cruz mountains. chopper 5 over highway 17 which is still closed in both directions. a sea of headlights, gridlock, stretching back miles as police search for a bank robbery suspect considered armed and dangerous. good evening, i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm ken bastida in for allen martin. this evening, a warning from the santa clara county sheriff's department: they are telling residents of the redwood estates neighborhood to be careful as they make their way home this evening. they are putting the word out to report anything out of the ordinary as they search for this suspect. the man robbed a bank of america branch in scotts valley this morning. officers followed him along highway 17 until the suspect ditched his car near redwood estates. kpix 5's keit do is live along the highway in the santa cruz
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mountains and has the latest on the search and the closed road. >> reporter: the chp will finally open the southbound lanes between 6:30 and 7:00 tonight. the northbound lanes will open up in the 8:00 hour. it's been a long tense scary day for folks living inside the manhunt area. one woman saw the guy in her front yard. the search area is so vast before we knew it we had stumble into the heart of the so-called hot zone. heavily arm s.w.a.t. team members with assault rifles and helmets searching yard to yard house to house. residents were not evacuate but told to "shelter in place" including this person, the owner of a preschool who spoke to us by telephone and said she saw the suspect in her front yard. >> oh, my god! you have no idea!! it was so scary! especially when i saw what was in his hand! >> reporter: she called 911 saying it looked like a gun and a short time later deputies showed up with weapons drawn and cleared her backyard. >> it was terrifying beca