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this is the cbs "overnight news." hurricane jose continues to rumble toward the east coast. it will bring rough seas, wind, rain early in the week. not expected to make landfall. a potentially larger threat, hourricane maria, is strengthening in the atlantic. targeting caribbean islands still reeling from hurricane irma. president trump's potential deal with democrats on the daca immigration program fired up his base last week. but not in a positive way. some have started burning his hats. here's nancy cordes. >> you have become the swamp. either drain the swamp or you will never make america great again. >> as disillusioned fans took
hair anger out on his hats. the president tried to reassure them he is not going soft on immigration. >> we have to get massive border security. talking tough on twitter about chain migration, his travel ban, loser terrorists, and the wall. >> the wall to me is vital. >> polls show that more than 3/4 of americans believe the so-called dreamers should be allowed to stay in the u.s. but those opposed make up a vocal part of the president's base. and they flooded the lines on conservative talk radio after democrats claimed mr. trump had embraced the dream act, which includes a pathway to citizenship for some young immigrants. >> this is the most absolute betrayal. >> build the wall or lose my support. >> if these illegals are so great, acomb plekoccomplished s back to mexico where they can make mexico great again. >> the blow back, prompted the president to vas lacillate. >> mitch is on board.
paul ryan is on board. awe we're working on a plan. and see how it works out. senate republicans seem less conflicted. >> doesn't bother me a bit that he is reaching out to our democratic friends. i think that's, that's very healthy. >> reporter: and there is an upside for congressional republicans here. any agreement would include major funding for one of their top priorities, border security. nonsee cordes, cbs news. >> police are investigating a possible fraternity hazing death at louisiana state university. the 18-year-old student died thursday after he was taken to the hospital. >> reporter: a preliminary awe temperature see points to signs of thc, chemical found in marijuana and high level of alcohol. coroner bo clark. >> if it is too much alcohol, systems that are vital, your brain, heart lungs begin to slow down. louisiana state university freshman pledge was at a fraternity wednesday night.
when he was taken to a local hospital and died the next morning. the fraternity its now suspended by both its national chapter and lsu. college president, f. king alexander says the university is investigating. >> hazing is dangerous, irresponsible and unacceptable. it will not be tolerated at lsu. period. >> police are interviewing members of the fraternity as of saturday no arrests have been made. district attorney, hiller moore, says in louisiana hazing is a misdemeanor. additional charges could be added. >> we have at least one young man that came to our state, to be educated, its dead. with, with, some allegations of that. something we need to take seriously. >> students at lsu are responding to the death with shock. >> it is just real sad to see somebody this young, freshman have something like this happen. it, it, it's tragic to us as a community, and obviously to his family. on face book, his mother posted photos of a beaming maxwell with his family. at a football game.
and at his high school graduation in roswell, georgia. vigil scheduled monday at lsu. funeral set for tuesday at his hometown in georgia. elaine, final results of the autopsy could take four weeks. >> thank you. >> in greensboro, north carolina, a carnival worker took a frightening fall from a ferris wheel. trying to rescue two young boys who were trapped inside a broken carriage. when he slips and fell to the ground. he is okay now. another worker was able to climb up and get the boys. they were frightened, but not hurt. >> coming up next -- after the storms in south texas and florida. an explosion of mosquitoes. what is being done to prevent them from spreading diseases. ok, let's try this.
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the floodwaters from hurricane's harvey and irma created perfect conditions for an explosion in the mosquito population. mireya villarreal shows us how houston is dealing with the threat of a potential disease outbreak. harris county bug experts are on a seek and destroy mission. the mosquito population is expected to explode after hurricane harvey left behind countless pools of stagnant water. this is where they breed. >> the director of mosquito control for harris county says these are the perfect breeding conditions. >> how many mosquitoes could the two tires breed? >> 500, 600, you know, 700. because mosquito will lay a lot of eggs. >> to combat the threat of diseases like west nile and zika, an all-out assault has
been launched. on the ground, harris county trucks have sprayed more than 70,000 acres. and for the last several nights, air force reserve, c 130 planes have flown over southeast texas spraying epa approved mosquito killing chemical. the aerial bombardments treated more than 2 million acres of harris and counties. that's more than ten times the size of new york city. but county officials say, they can only do so much. and need the help of residents. homeowners have hired personal mosquito squads like cory barkham who says he has been going nonstop. >> it was price before the storm. now, phone calls are, you know, when can you get to us. can you do it tomorrow. can you do it today. one of the biggest problem areas are private swimming pools. many were flooded during the storm. and have now become breeding ground for mosquitoes. officials are urging people to treat their own pools to try to stop the mosquito problem.
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pbs. filmmakers, ken burns and lynn novak discussed the project on face the nation with john dickerson. >> lynn, what was it like to have the vietnam war in your head for this length of time. >> none of us got a whole lot of sleep over the course of this. a 24/7 obsession. and it was devastating. and it was devastating and deeply inspiring. it was devastating to think of the lives lost, american, 58,000 lives, vietnamese, 3 million lives, 300,000 are missing in vietnam. to try to absorb the meaning of that was, totally devastating. every time we go off to the wall we cry, think what happened in vietnam we cry. yeti we yet we were moved and inspired by the courage. people who lost a son. people who lost a friend. people who were wounded horribly. just, they survived. here they are. that's incredible. >> how did they do that? they're so calm in these descriptions. what you want to do is try to go in and listen. there its nothing more
satisfying professionally than to be witness to sort of express memory for the first time. some of these people had stories, i won't say practiced ever. impossible in the vietnam war to have this practice. but, some of them, i think, surprised themselves by the way the moment, the memory, overtook them. it's said that, you know, you fight wars twice. once on the battlefield. once in memory. if you have got your camera there and sensitive off to it. you can some times see the, the conflict. it is not always between armies. within a particular person. that growth and development something you want to capture too. so many of the 79 people you meet, on camera in the film. undergo profound psychological and emotional changes as a result of this war. and, thankfully, gratefully they were willing to share that transformation with us. >> lynn, what surprised you the most in the process? >> well, i was devastated to find the sense, that our leadership never really had
confidence that the war could be won from the beginning to think of all the lives lost. and all of the, the terrible suffering that people went through. both here and in vietnam. and, and i, i think i didn't expect that. i thought there would have been moments along the way. and i think understanding how, how deeply complicated the war still is in vietnam. you know, they won, the -- the vietnamese government and vaet into ma people on the winning side to this day are reckoning with the losses they suffered. asking questions about what it means. some of the same questions we asked. that surprised us, we didn't know there would be this sense of was it worth it? what price did we pay? were our leaders doing the right thing. same questions we asked. they're asking in vietnam. that was a revelation for sure. >> coming up next, birds, not on the wing, but on city walls to raise awareness.
using a printout he eyeballs an outline of a canada warble. countless hours and spray paint later the creation comes to life. >> i like the color of the feathers. >> this is one of theerly 80 bird. decorating storefronts and buildings throughout harlem. >> that is a pinion jay. >> murals are part of a mission to raise climate change awareness. more than 300 bird species facing risk of extinction. the organization vice president of content. >> within the next century, fully half of all north american bird species are going to see their ranges shrink or shift by, by more than 50%. putting them in serious jeopardy. >> these worbles that george is painting are among them. >> the little birds are the canaries in the coal mine.
anything that affects animals will affect us. only person in the mural project is john james audubon, the bird expert that inspired the audubon society. it is fitting, audubon spent much of his life painting the birds he study. how has the project influenced the neighborhood. >> beautified it. the community loved it. also a tourist attraction. >> janet says the paintings bring tour buses and locals to a stop. each viewer has the his or her own interpretation. >> this is a little disturbing because, because the hawk is snatching up this poor defenseless snake. the snake's minding its own business. look at this. thises magnificent. i think it just, just makes the neighborhood shine. >> the projects already brightening this community. and hopes of bringing new life to birds. niki batiste, cbs news, new york. >> that's the "overnight news" for monday. for some the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this
morning. welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. one week after hurricane irma slammed florida, the state is staggering to its feet. the storm is blamed for 34 deaths in the sunshine state. and more than half a million homes and businesses are still without power. in the devastated florida keys tap water is not safe for drinking. family and business owners finally being allowed to return to the lower keys but were warned they better be prepared for primitive conditions. here its manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: residents stream through check points the main one in florida city to get back
in. jeannine buckmaster its returning to key largo with her two dogs. the keys people will take care of each other. >> reporter: this is a hard hit neighborhood in ram rod key, houses ripped apart by the hurricane. fema estimates a quarter of homes in the keys were destroyed. authorities warn, electricity and sewer services are intermitent in the keys and the water its not yet safe to drink. so they're encouraging anyone coming back to be as self-sufficient as possible. and bring water, food, and tents. >> no, we have no clue. their home is standing. like many could take weeks if not months to repair.
>> driving down what struck you the most? >> the debris. the things all over the, pushed to the side of the road so we could get through. the debris was the biggest impact. we have, pieces of doors, furniture. pieces of, kitchen cabinets. all around our house. that came from inside somebody's home. further south, key west's iconic point bowie remains though it looks like part was sandblasted by the hurricane. some businesses are starting to reopen. but it may be a while before the city is able to welcome back tourists. another concern is people return to these devastated areas, its they could become injured in the clean-up process or suffer heat stroke. at a time when medical services are limited. there its a curfew in place to prevent looting, schools here may not be able to reopen until the end of the month. elaine. >> lot of challenges ahead. manuel bojorquez, thank you. hurricane jose continues to rumble toward the east coast. it will bring rough seas, wind, rain early in the week. bumt but it is not expected to make landfall. a potentially larger threat,
hurricane maria is strengthening in the atlantic, targeting caribbean islands reeling from hurricane irma. police arrest aid second suspect overnight in the london subway bombing. the friday morning attack injured nearly 30 people. isis claimed responsibility. authorities lowered the terror threat level today, but the city is still on edge. britain has had five high-profile attacks in six months. here is charlie d'agata. >> reporter: new video appears to show the bomber on the way to the attack. carrying the same supermarket bag the bomb was found in. anti-terror police nabbed the second suspect in the subway bombing before midnight. this time, in a neighborhood just a couple of hundred yard from london's airport. neighbor patrick hod ge described the suspect as a polite man of arabic appearance. >> he toed to have his friend out with prayer mats and so forth. we didn't think nothing of it. thought he was a nice neighbor. >> reporter: in the wake of the
arrest terror threat level downgraded from critical to severe in an announcement made by home secretary amber rudd. >> of what it in kate is that >> what it indicates is that good progress has been made. assessment made by an independent organization they clearly decided sufficient progress has been made to have that confidence. it is still an ongoing operation. an operation moved quickly since friday morning's attack when a homemade bomb sent a wall of flame through a packed subway train. injuring 30 people. the home of the 1-year-old suspected bomber arrested yesterday, continues to be the focus of forensic teams. the property belongs to ron and penelope jones, dedicated foster parents who have been honored by the queen, for caring for hundreds of children for more than 40 years. less is known about the alleged terrorist, who may have been living under their roof. scotland yard is keeping the identities of both suspects under wraps.
throughout the day forensic teams here have been searching the property of the second person in connection with the case. we now learned a third property is being searched. even though they have lowered the threat level, the public had been warned to expect a high police presence as they head back to work tomorrow. elaine. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. at a train station in france today four american women all students at boston college were attacked with acid. two were briefly hospitalized after being splashed in the face. others were treated for shock. a 41-year-old woman is under arrest. europe has seen an increase in acid attacks. police do not think the attack was related to terrorism. president trump takes center stage this week at the u.n. general assembly in new york. today he launched a twitter insult at north korea's leader, calling him a character out of a popular elton john song. here is errol barnett.
president trump took to twitter this morning, coining a new nickname for north korean leader kim jong-un, he tweet i'd spoke with president moon of south korea, asked him how rocket man is doing. on saturday the reclusive regime released this image of kim observing a recent missile test. claiming pyongyang is nearing a military equilibrium with the united states. >> i'm waiting for the regime in north korea to give us some indication they're prepared to have constructive productive talks. >> on face the nation, secretary of state rex tillerson said it is up to north korea to avoid an american military response. >> all they need to do to let us know they're ready to talk is to just stop these tests. stop these provocative actions. >> tuesday president trump will address the u.n. general assembly for the first time where ambassador nikki haley says north korea will be front and center. >> if the united states has to defend itself, or defend its allies in any way, north korea will be destroyed.
we're trying every, every other possibility that we have. >> now the trump administration is exploring how the u.s. can cut c 02 emissions. gary cohen will be hosting an informal meeting monday, ahead of the meeting with senior ministry leaders from around the world. on the campaign trail. president trump had harsh words for the united nations. will be he singing a different tune. john dickerson discussed the president's speech with secretary of state rex tillerson for facing the nation. >> then he is going to address the specific threats of north korea, iran, terrorism, global terrorism, and why it is important that all of us come together confront these as a unified body. i think he does believe the united nations can be a very important instrument of addressing these threats to the world. but i think he also takes the
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there were competing rallies in richmond, virginia this weekend over plans to remove a statue of the confederal general, robert e. lee. are monuments to the confederacy a proud part of southern history or a reminder of a racist past. mo rocca looked at both side of the question for sunday morning. >> general thomas stonewall jackson, was one of the best known commanders of the confederate army. and a virginian. so it is not a big surprise that he is memorialized here in this stained glass window at roanoke's fifth avenue presbyterian church. that is until you meet its
congregation. >> good morning, fifth avenue. >> good morning. >> the stonewall jackson window has been part of this black church for 125 years. surviving a fire in 1959, that destroyed the rest of the church. >> this was a monument to the future of the african-american race. >> but third generation member, joyce bolden says the window is not about general jackson, but jackson the man. who before the war, led a bible study for his slaves. including the parents of an early pastor. >> i believe it is being memorialized for what, for what stonewall jackson was as a human being and a man of christ of faith. he defied all of the laws of, of the south, by educating his slaves, he taught them to read and write. >> the man fought for slavery. that is the man. can we separate the man from his
military work? >> current pastor verny boldin isn't so sure. he joined us with church elder, ray williams. >> if stonewall jackson were right here. what would you say to him? >> you picked the wrong side of history, man. >> i would thank him for educating his slaves. >> i think that's very important. >> yeah. >> so, it's, it's complicated. >> the conversation over the window continues, but across the country a legion of confederate monuments has fallen. some after the 2015 charleston massacre of nine black church-goers by a white supremacist. then, many more came down after white supremacists used the pro posed removal of a robert e. lee statue in charlottesville, virginia, as pretext for a rally
last month that shocked the nation. >> we're having once again, for whatever it is, the 17th time, a major racial reckoning in america. and we don't know exactly where this one is going. >> according to yale university civil war historian, david blight, most early confederate monuments were part of an effort to recast the secessionist cause as a noble one and to re-establish white dominance over freed blacks. the first major monument was to stonewall jackson. unveiled in richmond, virginia, in 175. >> it was a big coming out. the first time confederate flags were used on any scale. blacks were only allowed to participate in this at the very back of line. >> the message says blight was clear. >> were's back in the union,
white virginians were saying. we are lil' again and patriotic to the united states, but we are going to show you who our heroes are. >> even so, blight doesn't support the wholesale removal of confederate monuments. i want to make it clear. i am for removal of some confederate monuments. there 'tis, it's the time has come. not all of them. not every single one of them. certainly not in cemeteries. i just want the process to be historical, delibrative, and based on research. including the people who lived there. >> yes, if all politics is local. all memory is also local. a memorial landscape turned minefield is familiar terrain for david blight and yale university. >> was there resistance to changing the name? >> yes, there was resistance to name changing among alumni. >> earlier this year the
university renamed a dormitory, dedicated to former vice president john c.calhoon citing his primary legacy as one of 19th century's most ardent defenders of slavery. determinin a historical figure's primary legacy is where things get trekkie. i'm sure you have heard this, but this university has a very conspicuous connection to someone who made a lot of money trading slaves. and his name is -- elihu yale. i can assure you as, previous dean said, the name yale its not on the table. >> yes, yale its named for elihu yale, a slave trader. where to draw the line? after all, ten of our first 12 presidents were slave owners. some warn against drawing lines at all.
>> we need to remember this nation exists by the blood and the sacrifice and the courage of many, many men. many got it correctly. many misguided. >> virginia tech history professor emrelt us, james robinson isn't new to the debate. in 1961, president kennedy tapped robertson to lead the civil war centennial commission. we need to learn from the mistakes others made just as well as we need to be inspired by the good things that good people half done. >> robertson believes there was a lot of good in confederate general robert e. lee. >> people foregoat that after the civil war, lee be game the greatest voice for reconciliation in this country. he preached peace and harmony. robinson joined us on richmond's monument avenue, a grand boulevard in the once confederate capital designed to pay tribute to the rebel
leaders. >> this looks pretty clearly like he is being honored for his military service. not, not as a peacemaker. >> certainly does. my regret, lee is not in civilian clothing which he would have been in his last five years. half a mile from lee its the jefferson davis monument. a tribute as much to the secessionist government it seems, as it is to the former confederate president. >> so, davis lead the south into a -- into a war for its independence. very much aware that he was fighting to keep slavery legal. so if one has to go. this is probably the one to go. >> if we look down, and we see stone wall jackson, way in the distance. we see all of the green space. if all that green space one solution. >> absolutely. there is plenty of room for monuments. commemorating, har. iet tubman.
fred wreck douglas. simply adding statues of african-american icons isn't a solution says brian stevenson. he still remembers what it felt like seeing confederate monuments as a kid. >> i always thought the despite the fact that they were copper or bronze, they were screaming at me. i don't belong here. this is not your land. you are still subordinate. >> stevenson, founder of the equal justice initiative in montgomery, alabama is turning a light on one of america's darkest post civil war chapters. the nearly 4,000 documented lynchings that happened in the old south, between 1877 and 1950. >> we are looking at -- jars unfortunate soil that have been collected from the sites of lynchings that took place in the state of alabama. >> 363 in alabama alone. >> there is even photography.
where you will see, thousand of people, gathered in the space while some one is being hanged. people would come to these lynchings. and they would drink lemonade and whiskey. >> and now, these jars, will be part of a museum that stevenson is opening along with a national memorial to victims of lynching, next year in montgomery. he is not worried if it makes some people uncomfortable. >> i do think that we need to increase the shame quotient in america. i don't think shame its a bad thing. i think it actually moves you and pushes you to think differently about things. >> and, i don't frankly think, we have expressed our shame. about slavery. i want to us talk about what it moons to honor some one who did something dishonorable. >> which brings us back to roanoke and the stonewall jackson window that survived that fire so many years ago. joyce boldin doesn't expect others to see it as she does.
>> when i die off, and there is no memory of the origins of this window, it probably will be removed. >> until that day, she sees the window, not as a tribute to the confederacy, but as an unlikely connection to her own history. >> when i see this window, i see the past of the original church. i see it every time i walk in. because i grew up arun that window. nobody else might not see that. because the they didn't grow of not all fish oil supplements provide the same omega-3 power. introducing megared advanced triple absorption it supports your heart, joints, brain, and eyes. and is absorbed by your body three times better. so one megared has more omega-3 power than three standard fish oil pills. megared advanced triple absorption.
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much of the texas gulf coast has dried out. but of the final numbers are sobering. 70 people killed. 250,000 homes damaged or destroyed. now the region is dealing with a problem. mosquitoes. >> harris county bug experts are on a seek and destroy mission. the mosquito population is expected to explode after ho hurricane harvey left behind water. the director of mosquito control for harris county says these are the perfect breeding conditions. >> how many mosquitos could the two tires breed? >> oh, over 500 to 600, you know. 700, you know, because a mosquito will lay a lot of eggs.
>> to combat the threat of diseases like west nile and zik an all out assault has been launched. on the ground. harris county trucks have sprayed more than 70,000 acres. and for the past several nights, air force reserves, c-130 planes have flown over southeast texas. spraying an epa approved mosquito killing chemical. the aerial bombardments have treated 2 million acres of harris and counties. that's more than ten times the size of new york city. but county officials say, they can only do so much. and need the help of residents. home owners have hired personal mosquito squads like cory barkham who says he has been going nonstop. >> it was price before the storm. now phone calls are, you know when can you got to us. can youo it tomorrow? do it today? >> one of the biggest problem areas are private swimming pools like this one. many, were flooded during the storm. and have now become breeding
we end the half-hour with a prayer that steve hartman found on the road. >> for 37-year-old marlene brooks, a property manager from park hills, missouri, this story came as a shock. >> you know just you come home from work and your life changes. that's literally what happened. so -- >> it was last april when she says, a letter arrived. >> i opened it, yes. >> such a heartbreaking letter. >> even five months later.
she still has a hard time reading it. >> yet, such a heartfelt letter, she still carries it wherever she goes. it says, mrs. question mark. would you consider to become my friend. i am 90 years old. live alone, and all my friend have passed away. i am so lonesome and scared. please, i pray for some one. signed, wanda mills. >> the return address was a house across the street and two doors down. a house so quiet, marlene didn't even think anyone lived there. >> the next day i went over there. and she, she pretty much was, kind of shocked that i came over. >> it was the beginning of what has become a dear friendship. >> hi, honey. >> wanda is in a nursing home. marlene visits her four times a week. >> how yur feeling. >> brings her husband and kids and all right energy that comes with them. >> how has the it changed your
life? >> well it helps. >> marlene says it helps her too. she always regretted not spending more time with her own grandma. this feels a lot like redemption. she even started a group called pen pals for seniors. to help end the isolation for others. >> i mean it could be any of us. just nobody should feel that way, ever. >> sound like you found a calling. >> yes. >> amazing. >> yeah. >> how wanda just happened to write that letter to the perfect person. what a coincidence. or not. >> somebody senther. >> who sent her? >> god sent her. >> wada mailed a letter two doors down but is pretty convinced the reply came from above. steve hartman, on the road, in park hills, missouri. 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 news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
captioning funded by cbs it's monday, september 18th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." world leaders are gathered in new york for the united nations general assembly, and all eyes are on president trump. tracking hurricane maria, a new storm is churning in the atlantic and picking up strength as it heads toward the caribbean. and the emmy goes to julia louis-dreyfus. >> she makes emmy histor