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we will see you back here at 6:00 for a full hour of news. we will see you in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ >> quijano: bracing for the crackdown. thousands of undocumented migrants and their families wait, as the trump administration defends raids to arrest and deport them. >> the priority remains for ice to get at criminals. >> quijano: also tonight barry weakens, the storm creeps north but spares the bayou state a widespread disaster. >> we absolutely made it through the storm. >> quijano: blackout: the lights go out on broadway and beyond. how song brightened new york city's dark streets. hawaii's dirty secret-- why this big island beach is polluted with trash. 50 years after apollo 11 blasted to the moon, we visit the vault to see the lunar rocks they brought back.
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and the beetle goes extinct, our don dahler on "a bug's life." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. federal raids to round up and deport what the white house calls undocumented criminals were threatened to begin today. the operation was to take place in at least ten cities across the country. jonathan vigliotti is in los angeles. >> they have to go out. >> reporter: president trump promised a wave of federal raids sunday but so far immigration sources tell cbs news they've been limited to new york city where federal agents were seen this weekend knocking on doors. acting director matthew allbans on fox news wouldn't confirm or deny those reports. >> i won't speak to specifically anything that is going on an operational perspective. the overarching concern is the safety and security of both our officers conducting the operations and the public.
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>> reporter: in a statement, ice said they prioritize the arrest and removal of unlawfully pr safety and border security. but many politicians including presidential candidate amy klobuchar question the agency's and president's motive. >> if you really wanted to go after security risks and there are people who are security risks, why would you alert them and say you're doing this on a sunday and do it two weekends in a row? >> reporter: this weekend protesters took to the streets from chicago to oakland, while large scale deportations are not uncommon, the week's long buildup to this latest round is. >> i feel like scared every day, i don't know what to do but i know that he with my community, i'm in strength. >> reporter: but in homestead, florida, pastor howard harding said his parish predominantly spanish-speaking was just as packed as it always is.
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>> i don't sense a spirit of fear in our people. we're simply trusting in god and our lives are in his hands. >> reporter: and while immigration advocacy groups say the raids will target around 2,000 undocumented migrants, they do worry that thousands more people could be taken in as part of what they are calling collateral arrests. elaine, several police departments including here in l.a. say they will refuse to assist federal agents carrying out this operation. >> quijano: all right, jonathan vigliotti, thank you. president trump took aim at a familiar target today, democrats. this time he aimed at four progressive lawmakers, all of them women of color. errol barnett has more. >> reporter: as president trump stepped out for golf this morning, he stepped up his attacks on democratic women. >> this is our squad. >> reporter: many of whom at a conference on saturday criticized the commander in chief for his policies towards migrants at the southern border. all in attendance were american born except minnesota
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congresswoman ilhan omar from somalia. her family sought asylum here when she was a child. >> i understand the kind of choices that some of these families are faced with. >> reporter: attacking progressive democratic congresswomen from other countries, the president wrote, "why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came." house speaker nancy pelosi shot back tweeting, "make america great again has always been about make america white again." adding, "diversity is our strength." president trump has been trying to exploit policy cracks between nancy pelosi and the more progressive members of her caucus for the past week. but today the house speaker adood up for the so called squad and said democratic unity is their power. elaine. >> quijano: errol barnett, thank you. a highly decorated green beret has become the latest casualty in america's longest war. sergeant major james ryan sartor of teague, texas, was killed in
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action saturday in afghanistan. it was his 7th combat tour. ryan sartor was 40 years old. barry, no longer the major threat once feared is still dumping a lot of rain on louisiana. there were several rescues. a coast guard helicopter picked up a dozen people in terrebonne parish including this man and his very nervous puppy. omar villafranca is in mandeville on lake pontchartrain. >> reporter: on saturday, hurricane barry looked like it was ready to bulldoze the lakefront in mandeville, louisiana. winds pushed the waves over the wall on lake pontchartrain. residents braved the flooding to get a look at the damage and our cbs news crew was standing in three feet of water to report on the storm. less than 24 hours later, the water that was up to my thigh, it's gone. the water has receded.
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this bar was closed because it was flooded. let me show you where the water was. right up to here inside the bar. but now they're open for business. at don's bar, the crew spent the morning cleaning up barry's mess. >> i think they had a foot and a half of water in here. >> reporter: the business never lost power or their loyal customers. the owner kathleen tassin says they're working as fast as they can. >> you know, you just live another day and hope for the best. and hopefully don't get no more storms this year, but it's still early. >> reporter: barry is slowly moving north through the bayou state and officials say the system still poses a threat. >> the tropical storm threat as you know is over. but rain remains a possibility. >> reporter: on saturday the storm quieted down the party on bourbon street but by this afternoon, bourbon and the
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french quarter were back in business. they're only expecting two to four inches of rain in new orleans so they're not worried about water spilling over the levees, but there is a chance still for flash flooding. omar villafranca, cbs news, mandeville, louisiana. >> quijano: new york city's lights are burning bright again, but last night a substation failure plunged parts of the city into darkness. exactly why is still not known. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: a hot, humid summer saturday night in new york city got real dark for tens of thousands of people when a substation failed leaving parts of manhattan without power for about five hours. packed subway trains were stuck with no power in the stations. times' square went dark. even here at cbs news. >> lights? lights? >> reporter: police officers and regular new yorkers pitched in to keep traffic moving. and this stunning photo from
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across the river, half of the iconic new york sky line blacked out. >> it is like a zombie apocalypse. >> reporter: the city says it wasn't terrorism or a hack. by sunday it was the blame game. >> you just can't have a power outage of this magnitude in this city. it is too dangerous and it shouldn't happen at all. >> reporter: new york city mayor bill de blasio played damage control after he returned from campaigning in iowa. >> you have to be in charge wherever you are, it is as simple as that. >> there is incredible redundancy in terms of our capacity. >> reporter: tim cowley is the president of con edison. say you have redundancy, but a huge swath was plunged into darkness for five hours. >> that is fair. >> reporter: saturday's blackout happened on the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 power outage that sent the city into darkness and chaos. this time order was maintained and there were no injuries. the bright lights of broadway may have flickered out, but the show went on.
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and this outside carnegie hall. ♪ ♪ but about midnight power crews made this moment happen. and the city that never sleeps, had its nightlife back on. kris van cleave, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: overseas now, an amusement park ride in india took a deadly spin today and the terrifying accident was caught on camera. two people were killed and more than two dozen were hurt as the ride spun out of control. in france, bastille day celebrations reached new heights today, it included more than 4,000 soldiers, 100 aircraft and one james bond-like moment, a fly over by a man on a jet powered board. and in england, a wimbledon final four of the ages. novac djokovic beat roger
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federer in a tenth and terrific five set match. he took the five hour final winning a tie breaker with the two locked 12-all in the final set. it was another beautiful summer sunday across much of the aloha state today. but not all was perfect in paradise. carter evans on the big island shows us why. >> reporter: hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with picture perfect shorelines but it's pictures like this no one expects to see. >> we're here at kamilo point, and it is unaffectionately known as trash beach. >> reporter: from car parts to shoes, nothing surprises volunteer cleanup organizer megan lamson. this place is like a catchment system for trash. >> the whole hawaiian archipelago acts like a sieve and catches the debris. >> reporter: globally 18 billion pounds of plastic waste upends up in the social, that equates to five grocery back of plastic trash signature on every foot of coastline around the world.
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>> that looks like it's from asia. >> reporter: in just one afternoon recently a group of volunteers picked up more than 1400 pounds of trash off this beach. but they were only going for items larger than a bottle cap. that means all of these microplastics were left behind. and it turns out this is some of the most dangerous debris for marine life. >> this to me looks like evidence of bite marks, so something that was out there, was taking bites of this bottle. and trying to ingest it. >> reporter: when animals eat these microplastics they can end up in our food supply. >> it was very striking to me when i moved out here how much plastic was in the sand. so i just want to come out with tweezers and like, you know, pick every little piece out. >> reporter: and it is impossible to do it by hand. so a group of canadian engineering students came up with a solution. it is essentially a sand sifting vacuum that sucks up and
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separates microplastics. they recently tested the prototype on kamilo beach. how did that go? >> it went really well it is the best, the best, most innovative microplastic marine debris machine that i have seen yet. >> reporter: still, these volunteers say the one thing that would make the biggest difference is if people reduced the amount of plastic they use. >> do i think that these cleanups are going to solve this problem, no. >> reporter: carter evans, cbs news on the big island of hawaii. >> quijano: next on the "cbs weekend news," the american team saving thousands of baby flamingos. and later, inside the earth's largest collection of lunar rocks. rocks. some things are just too good to be true. just like you, i thought that reverse mortgages had to have some kind of catch. just a way for the banks to get your house right? well, then i did some homework
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>> quijano: severe drought in south africa has forced an unprecedented rescue mission. help came from specialists at the dallas zoo, who traveled there to save the lives of baby flamingos. here's debra patta. >> reporter: eggs were abandoned and newborn chicks left behind
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after the kampfer dam waters had completely dried up following one of the worst droughts on record in south africa. unable to feed the baby birds, their parents left them to perish in the elements in order to save themselves. sprina liu, the bird curator at the dallas zoo, flown in with a team of u.s. experts to assist in the delicate task of hand rearing the baby birds. >> we do hand rear them but try our best to not coddle them too much. so we feed them, leave them with their friends, so they can learn to be flamingos. >> reporter: they have to be careful not to let the chicks get too attached. i don't want you. that chick is getting attached to me. flamingos are not born with pink feathers, they turn this color because of the algae and shrimp they eat in their natural habitat. so the teams have to replicate this in the food they provide.
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a few months later it is their coming out party. some of the birds are finally ready to be released back into the wild. >> they're flying towards the wild birds. >> reporter: it is an emotional day. this flamingo was so ill she was named zero. because they didn't think she would make it. >> she is my baby, allthough she hates that, because of all of the treatment and so on. >> reporter: veterinarian donovan smith chokes up. it is hard to see them go on their own, the temptation there to rush in and help. but as every parent knows, you failed if your child doesn't want to leave home when they are all grown up. eventually, you have to let go. debra patta, cbs news, kimberly, south africa. >> quijano: up next on the "cbs weekend news," 50 years after apollo, the secrets locked inside lunar rocks.
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here are a wipe and examination jumpsuit are a much. >> this is the largest collection. >> by far the largest collecton in the world. >> reporter: humanity's first samples taken from another world, older than any rock found on earth. >> so this is essentially the oldest rock, 4.4 billion years old and the moon might only be 4.4 billion years old. >> reporter: six apollo missions landed men on the moon. >> this one right here. >> that is it you got it right there. >> reporter: their astronauts turned geologists collect md all 842 pounds of lunar rock and soil starting 50 years ago this month. >> there you go. >> this was the last sample collected on the mission and neil armstrong decided that the rock box was empty so he shoveled four or five shovelfuls of dirt into the rock box. >> just did it on his own. >> did it on his own. >> reporter: apollo 11 soil sits inside these two dishes. >> probably the most valuable sample it brought back, if i could pick one sampling, this is it. >> not a rock. >> not a rock, soil. >> reporter: nitrogen pumped
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inside these stainless steel cabinets preserves the rocks inside. this display showcases the collection's highlights. >> is this a lunar rock hall of fame. >> pretty much, yeah. >> reporter: rocks as old as our solar system, apollo's geologic legacy. it is a hands-on collection for someone with training and three sets of gloves. >> how heavy. >> six or seven pounds would be my guest. >> could i pick it up. >> it is amazing, every day, i come into the lab, is just like the first day. >> reporter: many rocks have stories. this one involves apollo 16 astronaut charlie duke in 1972. >> of all the rocks collected by the apollo missions, that was the biggest, there was a great video of charlie duke rolling it up, and it turned out to be a really important sample. >> it was hard work, yeah. >> reporter: duke, now 83, talked to us about rock collecting on the moon. >> working against that suit was demanding. so after eight hours in that suit, you were really tired. you squeezing the gloves and in out of the car, trying to bend
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over so it was exhausting. >> big navy salute. >> but worth it. >> how about rolling that one over. >> reporter: how significant were bringing back the moon rocks? >> it taught us about the entire solar system. arguably the most important geological find ever. >> i think there are people that would argue with that but i think they would lose. >> reporter: this corner harbors something special. >> in our top secret high security, don't go beyond this cord cabinet. >> reporter: inside are the final six pristine moon samples, unsealed, unstudied in the now. nasa will soon open three of them, saving the rest for the next generation of researchers. mark strassmann, cbs news, houston. >> quijano: cbs news will have special coverage of apollo 11's 50th anniversary on tuesday, including a prime time special "man on the moon." that is at 10:00, 9:00 central. up next, on the "cbs weekend news," after 81 years, could it really be the end of beetle mania?
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iconic cars, who better to celebrate the beetle than long- time vw owner don dahler. car that rolled off the assembly line in puebla, mexico, it was the last of its kind. the beetle is an unlikely automotive classic spanning eight decades with sales totaling more than $23 million it was conceived by adolf hitler and designed by ferdinand porsche as the volkswagen or people's car. to reinvigorate nazi germany's economy and make the people mobile. the type 1, its official name, became famous for its durability, ease of maintenance and while there are no other way to put it, cuteness. >> this is a beauty. >> yeah, 1962 convertible. >> reporter: chris vallone of new york runs perhaps the last shop in the world dedicated slowly to restoring bugs. >> what is it about the bug that appealed to you. >> that happy look on its face. it has a face when you look at it. the little smile, what bumper there. >> reporter: in the '60s the beetle became a symbol for the counterculture.
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over the years vehicles was embraced the car's quirkiness in ads. with only two redesigned over its lifetime, unheard of in the car industry, the beetle never lost its personality. starring in movies, and even recent tv shows. >> look at the turn signal. >> holy mackrel. >> reporter: the end of the beetle marks a turning point for volkswagen, which now sees its future in electric cars so for many who grew up loving this car, including me, i still own the '67 bug my parents bought new it is with a sense of melancholy to say they just don't make them like that any more. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: don is enjoying that. that is the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes" and tomorrow, norah o'donnell anchors the "cbs evening news." i'm elaine quijano reporting in new york. have a great night. ca ioning sponsored by
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we think that the announcements that have been made are part of a campaign to promote fear here in the bay area. >> now at 6:00, the nationwide immigration sweeps the president promised today don't appear to be materializing so far. i'm john ramos in san francisco while family members are looking for a beloved pet stolen while cameras were rolling. a california superintendent under fire tonight over a classroom drill so realistic, it left some students in tears. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. raids,ened i.c.e. specifically l thereof.
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any sign of activity? >> not right now. immigrant rights groups have been monitoring hot lines and rapid response networks all day looking for any sign of i.c.e. activity here in the bay area and they said so far they've not seen anything. in the past couple of days, mayors from cities across the bay area have denounced these rumored raids. here in berkeley the city even went as far to hang a banner reminding everyone berkeley is a sanctuary city. >> the work being done by organizers, activists, and attorneys serves as a major deterrent for those operations. >> reporter: staffing extra volunteers and hot lines where people could report i.c.e. activity. but so far today


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