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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> morgan: firing up his base. president trump threatens to shut down the government at a raucous saturday night rally. >> if we don't get border security, we'll have no choice. we'll close down the country. >> morgan: and a scathing review of the white house correspondents' dinner. also tonight, showdown at the border. a caravan of migrants seeking asylum tests the trump administration. >> just getting a caravan does not give you any additional legal rights. >> morgan: bill cosby on his sexual assault conviction and how a meeting with nelson mandela is preparing him for prison. we remember larry harvey, the man behind burning man. and, the one-handed linebacker who made history this weekend at the n.f.l. draft. >> i think i'm in the best spot ever now. this is the "cbs weekend news."
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>> morgan: good evening. i'm demarco morgan. president trump last night threatened to shut down the federal government in september if congress does not approve more funding to build a wall on the mexico border. the president fired up his base at a raucous campaign-style rally in michigan. for the second year in a row, he was a no-show at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. errol barnett has more from the white house. >> we must secure our borders. >> reporter: in a freewheeling speech last night in michigan, president trump let loose, threatening to close the country. >> if we don't get border security, we'll have no choice. we'll close down the country. >> reporter: skewering former f.b.i. director james comey. >> comey is a liar and a leaker! i did you a great favor when i fired this guy! >> reporter: and suggesting for the first time that russia directed lawyer natalia veselnitskaya to admit she is an informant to sow chaos in the u.s.
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>> putin and the group said, you know, this trump is killing us. why don't you say that you're involved with government! >> reporter: comey responded this morning. >> it doesn't give me any hope that he's seeing or thinking clearly. >> reporter: the speech comes as president trump prepares to meet with north korean leader kim jong-un. >> they were saying, "what do you think uhh-- president trump had to do with it?" i'll tell you what, like how about everything! >> reporter: today secretary of state mike pompeo said his easter weekend meeting with kim set the stage for trump's upcoming summit. >> my goal was to try and identify if there was a real opportunity there. i believe there is. >> reporter: pompeo is in the middle east warning allies the president is likely to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal ss he was asked if exiting that agreement jeopardizes talks with north korea. >> i don't think kim jong-un is staring at the iran deal and saying, oh, goodness, if they get out of that deal, i won't
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talk to the americans anymore. >> reporter: democratic congressman, adam schiff, disagrees. >> i think it is dangerously naive to think this is not going the influence whether the north koreans think we can be trusted. >> reporter: now president trump delivered his michigan speech at the same time as the white house correspondents' dinner, which he chose not to attend. press secretary sarah sanders did so in his place, and became the "target" of host and comedienne michelle wolf's routine. president trump said the event was "a big, boring bust" and that wolf "bombed." demarco? >> morgan: errol barnett at the white house. errol, thank you. well, north korean leader kim jong-un says he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the u.s. commits to a formal end to the korean war and vows not to attack the north. that's according to officials in south korea who are revealing more details of the historic meeting that took place friday on the korean peninsula. ben tracy has more from beijing. >> reporter: good evening. we're now starting to hear more about the conversations and the promises that were made during this summit between kim jong-un
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and south korean president moon jae-in. and some of it is pretty significant. now, north korea had already promised to close down its nuclear testing site, which is buried deep in the mountains. but, according to the south koreans, kim jong-un will now allow experts and journalists from the united states and south korea into north korea next month to show them that it is indeed shut down. now, despite reports that the site was heavily damaged and unusable, kim jong-un said that the north still had two viable tunnels at the site but that they will now officially close them. the south koreans also quote kim jong-un as saying that president trump "will realize that i am not someone who fires nukes towards the south or the pacific or aim at the u.s." he apparently went on to say that there will not be another korean war, stating, "i affirm that there will be no use of force." now, north korea is also changing its time zone to match south korea's. back in 2015, north korea set its clocks back a half hour.
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and that became known as "pyeongyang time." apparently kim jong-un says the first thing the two koreas should unify is their clocks. >> morgan: ben tracy reporting there in beijing. it is a showdown at the mexico border. hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants are testing the trump's administration tough stance against illegal immigration. mireya villarreal has the latest. >> reporter: in tijuana, mexico, the caravan of migrants gathered at the border. many families with young children have been traveling for nearly a month of traveling, their journey's end is blocked by a fence that some have defiantly climbed to draw attention to their ultimate goal of asylum. maria galvez is nervous about what might happen to her family if she tries to cross into the u.s. galvez is part of a caravan of refugees that are now meeting with attorneys, preparing to ask the u.s. for asylum. >> refugees are welcome here! >> reporter: supporters who marched from los angeles to san diego are protesting on the u.s. side of the fence. >> watch the caravan.
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watch how sad and terrible it is. >> reporter: at a rally just outside detroit saturday night, president trump blamed democrats in office for the country's weak immigration policies. >> i call them the dumbest immigration laws anywhere on earth. if a person puts their foot over the line, we have to take them into our country! we have to register them! we then have to ask them a couple of questions! lawyers are telling them what to say, how unsafe they are, and once they say that, we have to let them go! >> reporter: the group will now test the trump administration's rhetoric, criticizing their plans to seek asylum. immigration attorneys like evelyn wiese from san francisco denies trump's accusation of coaching the roughly 400 migrants on how to cross the border. she says these people are not doing anything illegal and neither are they. border patrol agents working near san diego say several groups associated with the
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caravan crossed into the united states illegally by climbing over a scrap metal fence. children as young as four and even a pregnant woman were involved in several of those incidents. right now people seeking asylum are being told that the processing could take a while, and they might be separated from their families during the detention process. demarco? >> morgan: mireya villarreal, reporting; mireya, thank you. they may have won their battle for a 20% raise, but teachers in arizona are expected to continue their walkout tomorrow, demanding increased school funding. a similar walkout is under way in colorado, and it follows a recent wave of teachers' strikes in west virginia, oklahoma, and kentucky. well, bill cosby talked to a new york newspaper about his sexual assault conviction. he says a meeting years ago with the south african icon nelson mandela is preparing him for prison. meg oliver has this story. >> reporter: days after bill cosby was found guilty of drugging and assaulting a former colleague, "the new york post" page six revealed an intimate
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look at his reaction to the decision. "this is what they wanted," cosby said. the legendary comedian talked to the paper throughout both trials. they agreed nothing would be published until the verdict. >> mr. cosby, do you have any reaction? >> reporter: during the first trial, cosby was offered a deal to serve under house arrest, register as a sex offender, and probation. cosby told page six, "why take a deal? not when they want me to say that i'm a sex offender. i didn't do what they said i did." over the years more than 60 women have accused cosby of sexual assaults. in addition to andrea constand's testimony, five other witnesses testified against the actor during the second trial. >> today we're finally in a place to say that justice was done. >> reporter: cosby is under house arrest with a g.p.s. ankle bracelet until his sentencing this summer. as he mentally prepares for incarceration, cosby recounted his visit with nelson mandela to his former prison cell.
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"i sat in that cell where he lived, and i saw how he lived, what he had to eat to live, and what he went through. so, if they send me to that place, then that's what they will do." bill cosby faces up to 30 years in prison. he plans to appeal the verdict, which could delay his imprisonment for months, or even years. demarco? >> morgan: all right, meg oliver reporting. meg, thank you. well, the missouri supreme court is ordering a woman who had an affair with governor eric greitens must turn over her cellphone for forensic investigation. greitens is charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a picture of a woman in a compromising position without her consent and threatening to release the photo if she revealed the affair. the woman's phone will be examined by a court-appointed expert. well, a.a.a. says a record number of americans are being killed in hit-and-run crashes. more than 2,000 died in 2016, and that's up 60% from 2009. kris van cleave has the latest. >> that's a picture of grandpa. >> reporter: cindy cooper's
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father john was riding his motorcycle when he was struck and killed by a car that ran a stop sign and took off in june 2007. >> we've gone through and tried to like figure out what had happened and how this could have been prevented. >> reporter: she says the driver who killed her father was a 17- year-old using her cellphone. in 2016, nearly 2,000 deadly hit-and-run accidents claimed a record 2,049 lives. pedestrians and cyclists make up nearly 65% of those killed by a hit-and-run driver. this dash cam caught the most common type of hit-and-run crash, one that results in property damage. watch as the driver of this dark-colored s.u.v. sideswipes another vehicle and just keeps on going. >> obvious potential contributing factors might be distraction for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike. >> reporter: jake nelson from a.a.a. >> and also just the fact that as more people are out there walking and biking every day, there are not the infrastructure countermeasures to protect them.
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>> reporter: a.a.a. found research on hit-and-run drivers is limited because those at fault often get away. >> oftentimes we don't know who these hit-and-run drivers are. we only know what we know about the victims. >> reporter: when the crashes are deadly, some research shows the driver is more likely to be a young male with a prior history of driving under the influence and license suspension, and tends to drive an older-model car. studies found drivers who leave the scene are between two and nine times more likely to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. but cindy cooper hopes her story can help change this trend. >> raising awareness is how i feel like we can combat this. it will hopefully make that number go down. >> reporter: it is illegal in every state to flee the scene of an accident. colorado and some cities in california have implemented something similar to an amber alert for hit-and-run drivers. it sends out a description of the vehicle via text, e-mail, even over tv and radio. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. >> morgan: larry harvey, the man
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behind burning man, has died. harvey suffered a stoke earlier this month and passed away yesterday in san francisco. he cofounded the annual burning man music festival in 1986. it attracts about 70,000 people a year to the nevada desert. it was harvey's idea to set fire to a towering wooden figure and burn it to the ground at the end of the counter-culture festival. larry harvey was 70 years old. coming up, bill and melinda gates put 20,000 low-income students through college. the lessons learned from their generous program. and later, the feel-good story of the n.f.l. draft. shaquem's dream comes true. one man's dream comes true. no biting required. [ director ] cut! i'm not feeling the no biting required line. bah. [ growls ] somebody get this guy a muzzle. k9 advantix ii from bayer. wise choice. a hilton getaway means you get more because...
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scholarship-- ( cries ) i'm sorry. >> reporter: nearly 70% of americans don't have a degree. and kaira kelly was destined to be one of them. she grew up in poverty, and even today she wastes nothing, because as a child, she often had only one meal a day, the free lunch at school. >> i guess i never really dreamed of going to college. i just knew i had to do what i could do to make sure that my family and i could survive. >> reporter: when you started the scholarship, what were the big questions that you wanted to answer? >> well, one was whether a group of minority students could have very high achievement, go to the toughest universities, if there was no financial constraint. >> reporter: you assume that minority students would do as well in higher education, but what you were looking for was data, hard facts. >> you bet.
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>> morgan: h.i.v. rates are declining in the united states due to prevention efforts and awareness. but in the deep south, the epidemic continues to ravage african-american communities. the stigma of h.i.v. has many suffering in silence. kenneth craig reports from jackson, mississippi, a city seeing some of the highest rates of new cases. >> a lot of the people that are h.i.v.-positive are afraid. they're afraid to speak out because they're afraid of the rejection. >> reporter: for 12 years, jacqueline wilson has been living with h.i.v. in a region of the deep south that's in the throes of an epidemic some would rather just ignore. >> some of my family members didn't want me around them because i was h.i.v.-positive. >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention says the epicenter of the nation's h.i.v. crisis has shifted to the south, which now
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has the highest rates of h.i.v. infections nationwide. of the nearly 40,000 cases diagnosed each year, more than 50% are in the southern states. at open arms, an l.g.b.t.q. healthcare center in jackson, mississippi, deja abdul-haqq and her team have witnessed the alarming trend firsthand. african americans are most severely affected. >> we have a high poverty rate. our education systems are inadequate. our healthcare systems are inadequate. >> reporter: health officials say southern states are behind in adopting new h.i.v. prevention methods, and people are not seeking out testing, care, and prevention, because of stigma. one of the biggest challenges in the deep south is simply getting to a place that offers treatment. and many areas, the nearest clinic is easily dozens of miles away, and some patients have no way to get there. open arms' top priority is giving patients like wilson access to the care they need. even taking them to their appointments.
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>> if i don't have a ride, then i don't get to see my doctor. >> reporter: people on the frontlines say the rest of the nation needs to open its eyes. >> we collectively have to figure out a way to get to zero here, and if we can get to zero in jackson, i believe the united states of america can say firmly that we have eradicated h.i.v. >> reporter: she hopes with compassion and much more attention they can get there. >> goodbye, beautiful! >> reporter: kenneth craig, cbs news, jackson, mississippi. >> morgan: up next, the remarkable story of the one- handed linebacker and the dream that just became reality. david. what's going on? oh hey! ♪ that's it? yeah. that's it? everybody two seconds! "dear sebastian, after careful consideration of your application, it is with great pleasure that we offer our congratulations on your acceptance..." through the tuition assistance program, every day mcdonald's helps more people go to college.
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linebacker to deliver big plays this season. >> i wasn't too worried about where i was going or when i was going, but just wanting to go somewhere. i think i'm in the best spot ever now. >> and he gets stidham down. >> morgan: with a college football career, including scholarships to the university of central florida behind him, shaquem's move to seattle means he will once again be teammates with twin brother, quarterback shaquill griffin, who joined the seahawks squad last year. >> for me, it was just having my brother beside me, being able to have competition with him. i knew what my ability was. i knew what i can do. >> morgan: earlier this year shaquem's agility impressed recruiting teams at the n.f.l. combine. >> go to work! go to work! >> morgan: bench pressing 225 pounds, 20 times with a prosthetic hand. he's an amputee since age four, a congenital birth defect left shaquem with one functioning hand. >> at a young age i had the
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mentality to always never let anybody tell me what i couldn't do, and i made sure i got it done, no matter how long it took, no matter how hard it was. i made sure that i got the job done. >> hi, shaquem, i'm julianna. >> morgan: his elevation to the n.f.l. was celebrated by julianna linton, also born with amniotic band syndrome. >> good luck! bye! >> morgan: shaquem explained what his golden opportunity means. >> for me, it's able to set a standard, and get away from people setting limitations on others. because i want to inspire people to be the best they can be. so even without football, football doesn't define shaquem griffin. it's who we can help that defines us. >> morgan: just more proof that nothing is impossible. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. the news is always on at our streaming news channel i'm demarco morgan in new york. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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pacifica. the good samaritan who jumped in to save the crew.. and -- what's he boat. a sailing trip down the california coast goes south. the good samaritan who jumped in to save the crew and what is next for the boat. details on the woman who may have been a motivating factor in the golden state killers deadly crime spree. >> we first showed you video this week, drug users out in the open and shooting up. we ask some of the candidates for mayor what they plan to do about it. that story in a moment but first we have video in the newsroom of in east oakland sideshow happening in broad daylight. this was the scene about 90 minutes ago. this was 100 avenue and macarthur. you can see a large crowd walking as a great car screeches and spins around. we understand police are headed to the scene near interstate
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580, no word on any arrests. four people lucky to escape with minor injuries after their sailboat ran aground in pacifica. this happened last night, we caught up with two of the survivors. >> we have no idea. absolutely no idea. me and my fianci's life -- every little bit of what we have is on the boat. it is all material, as long as we got out with our life. >> reporter: she was one of four on board the boat, they are not related, they are like family on a trip of a lifetime. after 18 years on the road as a truck driver, the cocaptain traded the open road for the open seas. >> this was something we were gonna do for ourselves. >> reporter: she managed to escape with the bruce -- bruised wrist.


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