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here now is anthony mason. captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: lebron calls a foul. >> the people run this country, not one individual. and damn sure not him. >> mason: the president draws fire for calling national anthem protesters s.o.p .m.s. -- s.o.b.s. >> it's always appropriate for the president of the united states to defend our flag. >> mason: also tonight, north korea accuses mr. trump of declaring war, and our new poll finds most mention fear he might start one. no escaping the devastation in puerto rico. hundreds are stranded at the airport. >> i also have your social security number and your driver's license. >> mason: high-tech hold-ups, and the little rock nine.
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60 years later they say the battle for civil rights is not over. >> yeah, we may be going backward. i felt by this time it had all been solved this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. with north korea talking about war with the united states, puerto rico in crisis after the hurricane, and healthcare for millions of americans on the line on capitol hill, president trump has been tweeting almost non-stop about something else entirely, the protests by n.f.l. players during the national anthem. we've counted 18 trump tweets on that subject since saturday, including eight today. the president kicked it off friday evening when he called for the protesters to be fired. he called them s.o.b.s. the angry reaction is still coming in. demarco morgan begins our coverage. >> it's the land of the free.
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>> reporter: today nba superstar lebron james slammed president trump for his controversial response to football players protesting during the national anthem. >> because the people run this country, not one individual, and damn sure not him. >> reporter: this morning tom brady, super bowl m.v.p. and friend of president trump called into a radio show. >> i certainly disagree with what he said and, you know, thought it was just divisive. >> reporter: after a weekend of repeated attacks against the n.f.l. where 70% of the players are black, today the president tweeted praise of supporters of nascar, a support dominated by white drivers. some nascar owners even threatened to fire staff who protested the national anthem. legendary driver richard petty said, "anybody that don't stand up for that anthem ought to be out of the country, period." but earlier today, driver dale earnhardt, jr., tweeted, "all americans are granted rights to peaceful protest." ♪ o say can you see on sunday, at least 28 team,
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more than 13 players, several owners across the country joined arm, sat, or took a knee. the entire pittsburgh steelers' team stayed in the locker room with the exception of ex-army ranger alejandro villanueva. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these n.f.l. owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, get that son of a [bleeped] off the field right now? out. he's fired. >> reporter: after friday's speech in alabama, some trump supporters fired back. >> i'm pissed off. i'm honest with you. i supported him. calling our players s.o.p .m.s and all that kind of stuff, that's not the men that i know. >> reporter: alejandro villanueva, who stood alone in the "star spangled banner," now leads the n.f.l. in jersey sales. >> mason: demarco, thanks. more reaction to the president now from dean reynolds in chicago.
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>> reporter: at a popular cafeteria on chicago's predominantly black south side, the president's words were still reverb rating this afternoon. >> i think it's part of his strategy. what he's trying to do is distract people. so here we have this distraction this weekend. the senate is trying the fight about healthcare. we have damage in puerto rico. nothing about those things. >> reporter: technology consultant randolph carnegie. >> we're in a place right now where we are fighting over simple, stupid stuff and not looking at the big picture all because of what this guy says. >> reporter: it did not escape michelle schaefer's attention that mr. trump trained his scorn on the n.f.l. and nba, whose rosters are predominantly african american. all the better, she said to, rile his base. >> he has a lot of supporters that probably are cut from the same cloth he is, angry, bitter, racist, ignorant. >> reporter: yolanda thomas says the country has always been divided, but mr. trump encurrents people the like it
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that way. >> if you support him, you're the same type of person. it's coming from way more than him. it's coming from the people who back him up. >> reporter: alphonso parker says the president was simply not acting presidential. >> it's hurtful for the country for our president to be talking any kind of racial or any kind of slurs toward any individual as a leader of the country. >> do you think it's corrosive on the public? >> it is corrosive because i've got friends that i've had for years, black friends, white friends, veteran, non-veterans, and all of a sudden we're going at each other talking about disrespecting the flag. it's getting to the point now where even some of my close relationship, i don't want to engage with them because this is what we talk about. >> reporter: and we heard no expressions of hope today that the president might one day extend an olive branch to those who did not vote for him. anthony? >> mason: dean reynolds with the mood in chicago. thanks, dean. let's go now to margaret brennan at the white house. margaret whrark do you think
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president's strategy is behind this? >> well, anthony, it's not clear the president planned to ignite this controversy, but since his initial comments on friday, he has insisted this is not about race, and his top advisers say that this isn't a distraction from the president's own agenda. but the white house had planned to focus this week on launching their tax reform proposal. now, since saturday, the president has tweeted just once about taxes, seven times about healthcare, and at least 20 times about sports. this anthem issue is a divisive one inch a quinnipiac poll take an year ago, it shows while the majority of americans disapprove of the anthem protests, 63% of white adults disapprove while 74% of black adults do approve. solution for undocumented children through careers employment education and defending our nation so -- the president's core supporters say they love he says what they've been thinking, but to many
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critics, he's choosing to divide the country rather than unite it at a critical time. >> mason: margaret brennan, thank you, margaret. north korea's foreign minister says the words president trump has been using amount to a declaration of war. the north has the right to retaliate by shooting down u.s. bombers, even in international air space. a cbs news poll out tonight, only 39% of americans approve of the president's handling of north korea, and 53% are concerned he might start an unnecessary war. over the weekend, u.s. military planes flew up the coast of north korea in a show of force. here's national security correspondent david martin. >> reporter: the b-1 bombers and their f-15 fighter escorts flew at night when any north korean jets that attempted to intercept them would be at an extreme disadvantage. and although they flew further north than american combat aircraft have gone in years, they stayed 200 miles off the
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coast, out of effective range of north korean anti-aircraft missiles. in other words. there was very little if any risk that north korea could shoot down an american bomber. still, north korea has intercepted american aircraft before. in 2003, this north korean mig surprised a u.s. reconnaissance plane conducting a patrol off the coast. but its planes are a decade older now and its air forced has been allowed to languish while kim jong-un pours all his country's resources into ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. according to one intelligence report, north korean pilots now get as little as ten flying hours a year. the pentagon said the night flight by the b-1s and f-15s was a response to recent north korean missile tests as well as a powerful underground nuclear explosion. it was intended as a signal of the many military options the u.s. has against north korea.
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one military officer said future bomber flights might come closer to the north korean coast. under international law, a country's air space extends 12 miles out to sea, but years ago north korea declared a military zone extending 70 miles off their east coast. the next move is up to kim jong-un, and u.s. intelligence has detected signs north korea could test an intercontinental ballistic missile some time in the next five to ten days. >> mason: david martin at the pentagon, thanks. a pair of satellite photos shows the dire situation in puerto rico, which was devastated by hurricane maria. one from july shows the island brightly lit. the other shot yesterday shows puerto rico and surrounding islands in darkness. help is slow to arrive, and many who want to get out are stuck. david begnaud is in san juan. >> where's the army? where is the army? we're fed up.
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this is going to be a riot. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people slept in the airport overnight waiting for a flight. they had nowhere else to go. there were no cots, no water, children were bathed in sweat as their parents tried to keep them calm. >> my mother needs dialysis. we've been here 26 hours. >> reporter: there is a desperate situation at the san juan airport right now. are you aware of that? >> yes. >> reporter: puerto rico's governor has pleaded for more money from fema. so far $1 billion has been earmarked for recovery, but it's not apparent here yet. >> the quantity of the aid that comes to puerto rico needs to be consistent with the aid that would be provided anywhere else in the united states. >> reporter: puerto rico has been in the dark since hurricane maria slammed the island last week. 85% of the power lines have been knocked out. it may be months before they're repaired. today the head of puerto rico's telecommunication alliance wrote to president trump, warning that things will get even worse unless there is fuel to supply generators. after a press conference today,
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president trump's adviser for homeland security tom bossert defended the government's response. >> president trump remains completely committed to the response and recovery efforts on puerto rico and will remain so until puerto rico is fully recovered. >> reporter: tonight those military helicopters are being used to distribute food and supplies to cities and towns across the island where people have been waiting for help for nearly five days. anthony? >> mason: david begnaud with the desperate situation in puerto rico. thanks. in our new cbs news poll, only 29% of americans approve of president trump's handling of healthcare. and he has not been able to persuade senate republicans to pass a repeal of obamacare. nancy cordes tells us the latest version is on life support. >> reporter: an eleventh hour hearing on the g.o.p. bill got off to a rocky start. >> don't cut the benefits! >> reporter: disrupted by disabled protesters who also filled the halls outside.
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>> if you can't be in order, then get the heck out of here. >> reporter: inside the bill's authors, bill cassidy and lindsey graham, defended their plan, despite its dimming prospects. >> if i were a major insurance company, i would hate my bill because i take money and power away from you and i give it to the states. >> reporter: but new numbers were not on their side. standard & poor's estimated the bill's spending cuts would lead to 58 solution for undocumented children through careers employment education and defending our 0,000 lost jobs ie healthcare sector. with a vote deadline days away, graham and cassidy promised their states more funding. >> unseemly. >> reporter: the gambit didn't work. rand paul, ted cruz and john mccain reiterated their opposition as the president's frustration mounted. >> it's disgusting. >> reporter: he vented about his party's healthcare woes on an alabama radio show. >> and they pander and grandstand. you look at what mccain has done is a tremendous slap in the
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face of the republican party. >> reporter: but a new cbs news poll finds most americans share mccain's view. only 20% approve of graham-cassidy. >> this proposal is about as popular as prolonged root canal work. >> reporter: the congressional budget office has just released its preliminary analysis of the graham-cassidy bill, which it says would reduce the number of insured americans by millions. a few minutes later a fourth senate republican, susan collins of maine, announced she's a no. right now, anthony, this bill does not have enough support to pass. >> mason: nancy cordes at the capitol. thanks, nancy. coming up on the "cbs evening news," we'll visit the dark web where your identity may be for sale. flonase sensimist allergy relief uses unique mistpro technology
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that left 143 million vulnerable to identity theft. so what happens if thieves get hold of your personal information? well, anna werner spoke with a victim. >> he said, "i am the hacker that is in control of your e-mail right now." >> reporter: 37-year-old i.testimony specialist art damio's nightmare began after hacker called him after breaking into his personal e-mail. >> he said, "i have all of your information." i said, okay, what's my social security number. >> reporter: and he said the number? >> he started reading it back to me. >> reporter: he was correct? >> i didn't let him finish. >> reporter: he hung up. the high-tech intruder called again, demanding ransom. >> you will not get your e-mail address back. you will have to contact me and give me the amount of $300 bitcoin. i also have your social security number and your driver's license. i can basically pretend to be you right now. i am you. >> i was terrified. >> reporter: terrified
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because... >> because this is this guy what wants to pretend to be me. that made it real. >> reporter: because next he started getting text alerts notifying him in real-time as the hacker tried to change his password for his ebay profile, his amazon account, then his bank account. >> it kind of felt like i was done for. he pretty much had control of everything i do online. >> reporter: he doesn't know how his information was stolen, but for criminals, it can be all too easy. >> this is the place you would go to buy that kind of information. >> reporter: a cybersecurity expert took us on a tour of the dark web. >> this one sells credit card information. >> reporter:als sell hacked information. here someone selling 1,500 names along with social security numbers and dates of birth. >> you can buy anything online. >> reporter: on the dark web, social security numbers can go for as little as a dollar. a driver's license $20, a complete medical record with
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detailed information as much as $1,000. how much does the equifax hack information help these guys here? >> if i have somebody's social security number, you know, address, et cetera, i can obtain all these documents with all the information that was leaked from equifax. >> reporter: is there a real potential that somebody gets your information and turns themselves into anna,werner 2.0? >> yes. it's not easy to prove that you are you if there's another you. >> i can basically pretend to be you right now. i am you. >> i was very afraid of having trouble proving who i was from there on. i felt sick to my stomach. >> reporter: damio regained control of his identity but fears others won't be so lucky. >> no one knows where this guy is. who knows what he's capable of. >> reporter: damio did not pay the ransom. he doesn't know how his information leaked out, but he
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did learn from the equifax web site that he is one of the millions of victims of that hack, which he says, anthony, is certainly suspicious timing. >> mason: anna werner, thanks. up next, the search for a motive in a deadly church shooting.
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critical services were underfunded, and our credit rating was downgraded...11 times. from the bridge to the beach, we've seen it all, and we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need. >> mason: f.b.i. has opened a civil rights investigation into a deadly church shooting yesterday outside nashville. 25-year-old emanuel sampson, an immigrant from sudan, is accused of fatally shooting a woman in the parking lot then wounding six others inside the church. >> glor: samson shot himself in the side but was not seriously hurt. police have not determined a motive but say someson had threatened to commit suicide on at least two occasions. former congressman anthony weiner put his face in his hands and wept today after a federal judge sentenced him to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. the case played a pivotal role in the presidential campaign.
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>> the memories of the experience are always with me. they just don't go away. >> reporter: melba bills was just 15 years old when she became one of nine black students in 1957 to integrate little rock central high school. after an angry mob blocked them from entering the school, president dwightizeen-hour ordered federal troops to protect them. the students became known as the little rock nine. >> the world came to little rock to see what would happen. >> reporter: one woman says the hate she faced 60 years ago took away part of her innocence. >> one of the things i think that comes up is the fear, how we fell and how we were so shattered. >> reporter: back then they weren't invited to the prom or other social events. but today the little rock nine were welcomed back and remembered for their sacrifice and their strength, like when
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elizabeth stayed composed despite numerous taunts aimed at her. >> a lot of us talked about what it was like inside the school for 30 years. >> reporter: gloria ray carlmark remembered the last day of school and the message one white classmate left in her yearbook. >> she wrote, "in a different age we could have been friends." >> reporter: terrence robert. do you feel as though we're going backward? >> no, but when you think about it, we're going forward very slowly, because the forces of opposition keep pushing back. >> reporter: for the little rock nine, they don't celebrate themselves. they instead celebrate the possibility they still represent today. jericka duncan, cbs news, little rock, arkansas. >> mason: nine very brave students 60 years ago. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason in new york. thanks for watching. good night.
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the national anthem singer who took a knee. >> i just knew it was something i had to do. >> and the player who stood alone while all his teammates stayed in the locker room. then, when harry met melania. >> her first solo trip abroad as first lady. >> and the american medical students home at last. >> so good to see you. >> nothing was heard from them for four days. >> their harrowing hurricane maria video. plus, restaurant meltdown. >> it's disgusting to have an animal inside of a public restaurant. >> then, anthony wiener breaks down in tears in court,


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