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i would tell you. i hate shopping and i'm going to get some myself today. >> reporter: ivanka trump stepped away if her business and became a formal white house adviser. michael stone is a branding expert. >> once donald trump became president, the brand became very much associated with the trump name, and to a majority of american women who disapprove of the trump presidency it became a toxic brand. >> reporter: as more department stores abandoned the label the company earlier this year started going straight to consumers and was offering discounts for sales online. as for the department stores that still carry the brand,
they'll continue to sell their existing inventories as the company winds down. jeff? >> fmers affected by tariffs the white house has pushed for. here's weijia jiang. >> making tremendous progress, they're all coming.>> rorter: p touted his administration's tariff-heavy trade policy during a speech to veterans in kansas city. but around the same time in washington the u.s. department of agriculture introduced a $12 billion plan to help farmers who are feeling financial pain from china's retaliatory tariffs. the proposal includes direct payments to farmers, purchasing excess crops and building new export markets. >> and the farmers will be the yoating to e ins. happen. just be a little patient. >> reporter: in june the president announced tariffs on chinese goods. >> because we have to. because we've been treated very unfairly. >> reporter: beijing responded with tariffs on american products including pork and
nebraska republican senator ben sasse is a frequent trump critic and represents many farmers taking the brunt of the impact. >> what the administration is offering them instead is $12 billion of gold-plated crutches. that's not what anybody wants. >> reporter: sasse is among a growing list of republicans rejecting the president's trade policies, and this morning's tweet calling tariffs "the greatest." >> at no point have i heard a farmer or rancher say you know what we want? we want more bailouts. we want more welfare. what they want is less trade war. >> reporter: we expect more trade tension tomorrow when president trump meets with the se cautioned the european uniond administration against acting like everybody the u.s. does business with should be treated like anon ve in
nicaragua could soon become this country's probanng that president daniel ortega step down. now, many see leaving the country as their only option. manuel bojorquez remains the only network correspondent inside nicaragua. >> reporter: anti-government protesters say they were attacked last night outside managua in the city of jinotega, a barrage of bullets that left three dead. police insist they were fired upon first. it's the latest painful reminder that the turmoil here continues. after these confrontations many of the protesters say they're being threatened and forced to flee their towns. we're about to meet one young man who has been hiding out in a safe house. he goad by sombra, or shadow. so your family stayed behind, but because you participated in the protests they're now receiving threats. >> si. >> reporter: he says paramilitary forces loyal to
president daniel ortega have killed dozens of his classmates. the government denies any involvement. but josefa w else would have murdered her son jonathan. >> this is the last photo of him before he was shot. >> reporter: her other son has now fled the country. she fears living in her own home. >> you're afraid of visiting his grave because someone might be there to hurt you? [ speaking spanish ] >> si. >> reporter: josefa told us she is now too considering leaving the country. and with an economy battered by turmoil, with job losses estimated in the hundreds of thousands, there is concern the low number of nicaraguans looking for asylum in the u.s. cleaning floors with a mop and bucket...
the makers of goldfish are recalling four varieties of the cracker not including the original. some may be tainted with salmonella. details from jericka duncan. >> reporter: grocery stores across the country are removing several flavors of the popular kids' snack, goldfish. whey powder used to season the crackers may contain salmonella, according to pepperidge farm, which recalled four flavors. >> my young ones devoured half a bag of goldfish today. so it's kind of -- kind of unnerving. >> reporter: this follows yesterday's recall of ritz crackers. there have been no confirmed illnesses connected to either, but they join a growing list of
products recently pulled, and there have been outbreaks linked to raw turkey, pasta, and melon. experts say salmonella, which comes from the bacteria of animal intestines, can live in almost any type of food, not just produce and meat. rachel luskguard zen a food safety expert at weil cornell and new york presbyterian. >> sometimes the whey itself can carry salmonella. >> whey is a protein associated with milk and that was how the salmonella may be present in this food. >> reporter: the detection you say is getting better. what does that mean ultimately? >> the technology we have for identifying potential pathogens in food and understanding where an outbreak started, these technologies are increasing and getting much better. >> reporter: every year salmonella causes an estimated 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the united states. the cdc says overall the number of salmonella outbreaks has
remained fairly stable over the last few years. according to the fda, the voluntary recall on the goldfish crackers was done out of an abundance of caution. jeff, as of right now no one has been sickened. >> and worth mentioning in the original version not affected but still something to look out for. >> absolutely. >> jericka, thank you very much. still ahead here, a possible motive after a mass sh sleep disturbances keep 1 in 3 adults up at night. only remfresh uses ion-powered melatonin to deliver up to 7 hours of sleep support. commended remfre your nightly sleep companion. available in the natural sleep section at walmart. could help them save money on car insurance? yea,that and homeowners, renters, motorcycle and boat insurance. huh.that's nice. what happens when you catch a fish? gecko: whoa.
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in southeast asia a hydropower dam under construction in southern laos collapsed in torrential rain. hundreds are missing. more than 6,000 were left homeless, forced to wade to safety. others were trapped on their roofs. entire villages were inundated, many homes swept away. canadian investigators said today they see no link to terrorism in sunday's mass shooting in toronto. but a source tells cbs news the shooter visited isis websites and may have lived for a time in afghanistan and pakistan. faisal hussein shot and killed two people and wounded 13. he was killed by police. singer and actress demi lovato was reportedly rushed to a los angeles hospital today after being treated for a drug overdose. "entertainment tonight" says lovato is in stable condition. lovato is now 25. the former child star's been open about her struggles with addiction and depression. up next here, a story we aired last week
>> reporter: christie baeumert's $50 vintage slide projector came with a mystery. >> i feel like i know this family at this point. i really hope i get that moment to hand them over. >> reporter: minutes after we showed you her story last week, a viewer contacted christie. >> it is so very nice to meet you. >> reporter: meet 88-year-old the sf da robertson and her daughters deborah and treva. >> that's your girls? >> yeah, that's my sister and i. >> reporter: chrystie showed the robertsons photos of themselves they hadn't seen in 20 years. >> and we were at lake island? >> yes. >> reporter: turns out the robertsons are a military family who have lived around the world. but the family's slide projector disappeared years ago. um right?as it like to see themi >> yes. >> reporter: and now you've got it back. >> it just brings back all the memories that we had as children. >> she purchased the projector and then found our life's
treasure inside. >> yeah. >> and so diligent. i mean, you did not give up until you found us. >> right. >> and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. >> oh, yes. >> yes. >> you're very welcome. >> is the story you heard today as good as the one you imagined? >> absolutely. and they're just as happy and joyful, and it's such a great story just the way i thought it would be. >> reporter: as for this slide projector that brought them all together -- >> can we buy that back from you? >> reporter: it also went home with the robertsons. >> i absolutely want you to have this. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, tyrone, georgia. >> that is the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city i'm jeff glor.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm tanya rivero. president trump is coming to the aid of american farmers who are suffering under his trade war. the agriculture department is preparing a $12 billion bailout for crop producers, mostly midwestern soybean farmers who've been shut out of the chinese market. weijia jiang has the story from the white house. >> making tremendous progress -- >> reporter: president trump touted his administration's tariff-heavy trade policy during a speech to veterans in kansas city. but around the same time in washington the u.s. department of agriculture introduced a $12 billion plan to help farmers who are feeling financial pain from china's retaliatory tariffs. the proposal includes direct payments to farmers, purchasing excess crops and building new export markets. >> and the farmers will be the biggest beneficiary.
watch. we'rpening up rket t happen. just be a little patient. >> reporter: in june the president announced tariffs on chinese goods. >> because we have to. because we've been treated very unfairly. >> reporter: beijing responded with tariffs on american products including pork and soybeans, purposefully targeting americans in rural areas, a key trump constituency. soybean prices hit a ten-year low earlier this month. nebraska republican senator ben sasse is a frequent trump critic and represents many farmers taking the brunt of the impact. >> what the administration is offering them instead is $12 billion of gold-plated crutches. that's not what anybody wants. >> reporter: sasse is among a growing list of republicans rejecting the president's trade policies and this morning's tweet calling tariffs "the greatest." emchay you kw have i heard a we wan i les trade
war. >> reporter: we expect more trade tension tomorrow when president trump meets with the president of the european union it comes to trade. senator sasse cautioned the administration against acting like everybody the u.s. does business with should be treated like an enemy. president trump's daughter ivanka is closing down her namesake clothing line. she says she wants to focus on her role in the white house. all ivanka products are made in asia and haven't been selling well. several major retailers including nordstrom's and kmart have already dropped her. jan crawford reports. >> i'm focused on my business. >> reporter: in the spring of 2016 her father, in the middle of a heated presidential hething label, known for affordable fashion targeting young professional women, had $100 million in annual sales. and she told cbs's norah
o'donnell what she saw as her biggest challenge. >> we live in a very fast-paced world, and i have very formidable competitors. >> reporter: but today she closed up shop, saying in a statement, "my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work i'm doing here in washington." as her father grew increasingly controversial the name of the label became more than a fashion statement. there were calls for boycotts. in early 2017 nordstrom was the first of several stores to drop her label. that prompted an angry tweet from the president, who wrote, "ivanka has been treated so unfairly by nordstrom." the public pitch by adviser kellyanne't shopping but i'm going to get some myself today. >> reporter: ivanka trump stepped away from her business and became a formal white house adviser. michael stone is a branding expert. >> once donald trump became president, the brand became very much associated with the trump name and to a majority of
american women who disapprove of the trump presidency it became a toxic brand. >> reporter: president trump is ratcheting up his war with the u.s. intelligence community. the white house is threatening to revoke the security clearances of six former national security chiefs. all have been critical of the president's relationship with russian president vladimir putin. major garrett reports. >> reporter: the white house made this announcement after kentucky republican senator rand paul met with president trump and suggested . now, contrary to what the white house alleges, former top officials we have spoken to in the intelligence community say that they retain their security clearance to assist the government after their service by providing informal advice or serving on boards and commissions, in essence helping the government and not themselves. >> the president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they've politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances. >> reporter: white house press
secretary sarah huckabee sanders said those officials include six former national security professionals, who condemned president trump's signals to vladimir putin on russian interference in the 2016 campaign. of the six former fbi director james comey and former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe no longer have security clearances. on twitter former national security agency and cia director michael hayden said revocation of his clearance won't have any effect on "what i say or write." former director of national intelligence james clapper called it "an abuse of the system." >> this is nothing short of treasonous. >> reporter: former cia director r sedh thelicann russian prwe >> i think anyone who's calling basically the president treasonous, which would require the death penalty, is someone that is over the top. >> reporter: on monday kentucky senator rand paul met with the president calling for brennan's
clearance to be revoked. >> i have no confidence in a guy like brennan. i think he's a total lowlife. >> reporter: but some republican lawmakers criticized the president for even considering the action. >> did somebody breach protocol in terms of classified material or break the law, then it would certainly be appropriate. if it's not it would certainly look to be just kind of political retribution. >> reporter: maryland's democratic congressman elijah cummings sharply criticized the white house, reminding it that president trump allowed former national security adviser michael flynn to keep his security clearance even after the justice department warned the white house that flynn was under investigation for his contacts during the trump transition with russian officials. nicaraguan president daniel ortega ind crackdown that has left hundreds dead. manuel bojorquez is in managua. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: anti-government protesters say they were
attacked last night outside managua in the steve jinotegua, a barrage of bullets that left three dead. police insist they were fired on first. it's the latest painful reminder that the turmoil here continues. after these confrontations many of the protesters say they're being threatened and forced to flee their towns. we're about to meet one young man who has been hiding out in a safe house. he goes by sombra, or shadow. so your family stayed behind, but because you participated in the protests they're now receiving threats. >> si. >> reporter: he says paramilitary forces loyal to president daniel ortega have killed dozens of his classmates. the government denies any involvement. but josefa meza wonders who else would have murdered her son jonathan. this is the last photo of him before he was shot. >> reporter: her other son has now fled the country. she fears living in her own home. >> you're afraid of visiting his
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." a republican state lawmaker from georgia is under fire for dropping his pants and screaming the n word on a comedy television show. gop leaders are not amused but representative jason spencer says he will not resign. mark strassmann reports. >> reporter: state representative jason spencer was already a controversial figure here. he had previously tried to get wearing burkas banned in public and had threatened a black lawyer who opposed confederate statues. now despite this latest bigotedy ouuttocko indate is repr: georgia ste lawmaker jasonays he thout a ex-israeli military officer was teaching him self-defense. >> usa!
usa mother [ bleep ]. >> reporter: instead he was captured on camera showing his buttocks and shouting racial slurs. >> usa. >> three seconds to attract attention. go. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> are you crazy? the n word is noony. not this word. this word is disgusting. >> reporter: his instructor also trains him how to spot a terrorist hiding under a burqa by surreptitiously taking lewd photos. but that instructor is actually sacha baron cohen insguise. >> sacha, what's cooking, man? >> reporter: the british comedian known for his other alter egos. >> my name borat. i come from kazakhstan. >> reporter: borat. >> i want to be a star. >> reporter: bruno. >> booyakasha. >> and ali g. >> who wants to see huge economic growth sneer. >> reporter: this is the second episode of cohen's controversiac aracters try te
everyone from average americans -- >> is it possible to sign my waterboard? >> sure. >> reporter: to public officials like former vice president dick cheney. >> which was your favorite war and why? >> oh, i think it was what we did in desert storm. >> reporter: the program airs on showtime, a division of cbs. state representative spencer said in a statement, "sacha baron cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked. i deeply regret the language i used at his request." >> all you damn sand [ bleep ] in the middle east -- >> reporter: spencer may have felt embarrassed but georgia's republican leaders were appalled. governor nathan deal said he
was saddened and disgusted. house speaker david ralston and both republicans running to become the next governor demanded spencer step down. >> that is not being politically incorrect. that's just being unacceptable behavior. >> he should certainly not only apologize but you know, go ahead and resign his seat.
>> reporter: spencer lost his re-election bid two months ago. if he refuses to resign, he'll serve the remaining five months of his term. there's trouble along the border. no, not the mexican border. the canadian border. a man from canada is barred from entering the united states for life. what did he do? he invested in the american marijuana industry. john blackstone has the story. >> reporter: more than 30,000 people cross the u.s.-canadian border here in blaine, washington every day. for most travelers it's a trouble-free experience. but for some canadian businesspeople that seems to be changing. >> doesn't look like
i'll be entering your country for -- well, maybe never and certainly not for a long time. >> reporter: banned for life. >> banned for life. >> reporter: sam zaimer is a vancouver, canada-basedle fve0 . recent he put a few hun
thousand dollars into legal american cannabis companies. in may, when he attempted to drive across the border, he was flagged for secondary inspection and questioned for four hours. >> to my shock and horror i was told that i was deemed to be inadmissible to the united states because i was assisting and abetting in the illicit trafficking of drugs. they never asked whether i'd consumed marijuana. the only thing they're interested in is that i've been an investor in u.s.-based cannabis companies. >> reporter: what's it like to be banned, banned for life from the united states? >> i was shocked. i couldn't believe that anyone as peripherally involved with these companies as an investor could possibly be deemed to be assisting and abetting. it is a huge regulatory overreach. >> not only ayshocke saunrs says he's seen at lea a dozen casese mon athi lan
cr prlan e border he'd never seen one. >> you're being barred because you're getting paid through drug money even though it's marijuana. it might as well be cocaine or heroin. these are not people who have criminal convictions. these are not people who are terrorists or a threat to the united states. >> the new recreational cannabis regime will officially come into force on october 17th of this year. >> reporter: in june canada became only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. it's also home to one of the only securities exchanges on the planet where people can buy stock in american pot companies. analysts estimate 44% of the $5.7 billion invested in legal cannabis around the world come here to canada. >> canada has made sure there's a market with better regulation, faster and earlier. >> reporter: giada aguada d giada aguada de carse analyzes
data and she fears canadian investors will be scared away from putting their money ith po crippling the market. >> reporter: what does this do to relations between canadian investors and the united states? >> i think this was intended to provide a huge chill on business travel into the united states. and i can say for myself it's been hugely effective. >> reporter: the u.s. department of customs and border protection didn't respond when asked if these actions are part of a new border enforcement policy. instead it notes that marijuana remains federally prohibited in the united states and that its officers are thoroughly trained on admissibility factors and that their determinations are made on a case-by-case basis based on the facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time. rr: b that's little te jobs in comfort to sam znimer.
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type. but upstairs in his connecticut workshop ross mcdonald keeps a different set of tools. >> that's a bone saw. >> this is actually a bone saw? >> it's actually a bone saw. used for sawing the back spine of book blocks. >> sure you do. >> reporter: mcdonald is a propmaker, a master craftsman who can make a new book look a century old. he creates many of the signs and documents you see on screen. >> it's dangerous to go to a movie theater with me. hey, everybody, look. hey. >> historical fun fact. when the founding fathers wrote the charter, their old-timy script made one of the as look like a d. >> reporter: for the sitcom "parks and recreation" he created the 1817 pawnee town charter. >> this is handset wood and metal type that's actually from that period. >> the pawnee charter shall not be changed. >> reporter: in the script only
a couple of articles were spelled out. >> so i actually had to write copy for the rest of the charter. >> this is a department of state seal. >> yes. this is the department of state. this was from "madam secretary." >> everyone is someone else's guy. until they're your guy. >> reporter: he made the official paperwork for the cbs series. >> you can get in trouble for these. >> yeah, i know. i have had vendors call me and say exactly what's this for again? >> how much background research do you have to do? >> that's probably 75% to 80% of the work for period props. it can be, yeah. >> do you enjoy the search? >> i love it, yeah. >> reporter: and mcdonald is a stickler for detail. >> so when you see something in film that's not historically accurate -- >> yeah. i die a little inside. it's harder on my family if they're watching it with me. because i'm like oh, no, no, no. it's not helvetica.
no. >> reporter: harder still, when one of his carefully crafted props gets little screen time. like the period passport he made for "boardwalk empire." >> this is nucky thompson's passport. and these are actual stamps. they're printed and perforated. >> did you make these yourself? >> i made the stamps, yep. >> reporter: but this was all anyone saw of it. >> passport. >> reporter: on screen. >> do you feel like an actor that's been cut out of the film? >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: mcdonald's most famous prop appeared in "national treasure: book of secrets." he created the fictional book passed down from george washington to all future presidents that holds the country's darkest secrets. when they specific about wanting all of this? >> no. because they were sort of writing the script on the fly a book of secrets.ce so i said okay. area 51.
jfk assassination. the fake moon landing. >> the assassination -- >> shh. we don't have time. >> and then i just made up a bunch of crazy stuff too. i made up stuff about the "titanic." >> this actually sounds like a lot of fun. >> oh, it was so much fun. >> page 47. must have a look at that. >> i get letters from kids, what's on page 47? >> what is on page 47? >> okay. it can finally be revealed, folks. nothing. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
when denver police closed down a 7-year-old's lemonade stand, his mom decided it was time to act. she petitioned the city to end the crackdown. but it's not just a local issue. barry peterson has the story. >> spread over here across the street. >> reporter: to jennifer knowles and her three boys it was a family enterprise. selling lemonade and giving all the proceeds to help children in poverty. >> i wanted to teach my kids important lessons of entrepreneurship and charity, lifelong lessons that all children should learn about. >> reporter: but it was in a city park and police shut them down for lack of permits that other concessionaires did have. job. and i'm doing my job trying to get the laws changed so it's a better opportunity for everybody involved. >> reporter: ben is 7, the oldest of the boys. >> we thought they were asking for lemonade. >> did they explain why they
wanted you to close down? >> yeah. they talked about weird permits. >> how did you feel about that? >> sad. >> reporter: their kid business came with a very grown-up lesson, that denver requires three permits to sell food and beverages on public poverty, regardless of age. the solution is surprisingly simple. just move on to private property, says eric escadero of denver's office for excise and licenses. >> in most cases kids don't have to worry about setting up a lemonade stand if they do it in front of their house. the last thing the city of denver wants to do is discourage the entrepreneurship of kids. >> reporter: the fight over lemonade stands is not isolated to denver. the freedom center of across the u.s. where local authorities have restricted kid-run concession stands. >> tastes like justice. >> reporter: country time lemonade even pledged to pay kids' permitting fees or fines if they're busted for selling lemonade. so far they have had more than
400 registrations and reimbursed five permit fees and fines. >> it started with one lemonade stand and turned into a movement. >> reporter: the non-profit lemonade day is lobbying local health departments to change regulations, and utah is the only state to pass a law prohibiting local authorities from requiring kid businesses to have permits or licenses. >> i'm jennifer knowles a local denver mom. >> reporter: and jennifer knowles now persuaded the denver city council to work on a similar law. >> i'm tryin stands legal across my community and ultimately across the country. >> reporter: so we can all have a cold glass of homemade lemonade served with a kid's smile. barry peterson, denver, colorado. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city i'm tanya rivero.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, july 25th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump's former attorney michael cohen releases a secret recording of a private conversation with mr. trump in which they appear to discuss the payment for a playboy model's summer of extremes. heat, rain, and flood. and a pizza man is released