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hurricane. fema estimates a quarter of homes in the keys were destroyed. authorities warn electricity and sewer services are intermit ent in the keys and the water is 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. >> we found dianne and bart vinsh surveying damage to their home in big pine keyness we have somebody's boat in our yard, that is not our boat. >> their home is still standing. but like many here could take weeks if not months to repair. >> driving down what struck you the most? >> the debris. the things all over o, 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. >> reporter: further south key west's iconic southern most point buoy remains though it
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blasted by the hurricane. some businesses are starting to reopen but it may be awhile before the city is able to welcome back tourists. >> another concern is people return to these devastated areas is they could become injured in the cleanup process or suffer heat stroke at a time when medical services are limited. there is a curfew in place to prevent looting. schools here may not be able to reopen until almost the end of month. elaine? >> quijano: a lot of challenges ahead, manuel bojorquez, thank you. hurricane jose continues to rumble towards the east coast. it will bring rough seas, wind and rain early in the weak but it's not expected to make landfall. a potentially larger threat, hurricane paria, is strengthening in the atlantic. targeting caribbean islands still reeling from hurricane irma. >> plition arrested a second suspect overnight in the london subway bombing. the friday morning attack diswrurred nearly 30 people. isis claimed responsibility. authorits
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threat level today but the city is still on edge. britain has had five high profile attacks in six months. here's charlie d'agata. >> 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 a second suspect in the subway bombing just before midnight. this time in a neighborhood just a couple hundred yards from long dn's heathrow airport. neighbor patrick hodge described the suspect as a polite man of arabic appearance. >> he used to have his friends out there, with prayer mats and so forth. but we didn't think nothing of it we just thought he was a nice neighbor. >> reporter: in the wake of the arrest the terror threat level was downgraded from critical back to severe, in an announcement made by home secretary amber rudd. >> what it indicates is that good progress has been made. the assessment is made by an independent organization and they have cleay
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sufficient progress has been made to have that confidential. but it is still an yn going operation. >> reporter: an operation that has 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 18 year old suspected bomber arrested yesterday continues to be the focus of forencic teams. the property belongs to ron and penelope joan, 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 untheir roof, scotland yard is keeping the identities of both suspects under wraps. throughout the day forencic teams here have been searching the property of the second person in connection with the case. we've now learned a third property is being searched. and even though they have lowered the threat level, the public had been warned to
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a high police presence as they head back to work tomorrow. elaine? >> charlie d'agata, thank you. >> at a train station in mar siels france today four american women, all students at boston college were attacked with acid. two were briefly hospitalized after being splashed in the face. the 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 this 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. er's he roll barnett -- errol barnett. >> president trump took to twitter coining a new nickname for north korean leader kim jung-un. he tweeted quote i spoke with president moon of south korea last night. asked him how rocket man is doing. on saturday the reclusive regime released this image of kim observing a recent m
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claiming pyongyang is nearing a military equilibrium with the united states. >> i'm waiting for the regime of north korea to give us some indication that they are 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. >> on 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 defetsnd ielf or defend its allies in anyway, north korea will be destroyed. we're trying every other possibility that we have. >> out of the paris climate accord but he said the door's open. >> reporter: also today national security advisor hr mcmaster disputed reports that the u.s. is not leaving the agternational climate change
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future. if there can be, if there can be a deal that addresses these fundamental flaws. >> the allies say they are. >> the trump administration says it is exploring how the u.s. can cut co2 emissions. chief economic advisor gary co hn will host an informal immediating ahead of the unga with senior climate and energy ministers from around the world. elaine? >> thank you. >> 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 will you never make america great again. >> as fans took their anger out on his hats, the president tried to reassure them he's if the going soft on immigration. >> we have to get massive border security rtd talking tough on twitter about chain
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his travel ban, loser terrorists and the wall. >> the wall to me is vital. >> reporter: polls show that more than three quarters of americans believe the so you will kad dreamers should be allowed it stay in the u.s. but those oppose 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. >> that these illegals are so great and accomplished, send them back to mexico, where they can make mexico great again. >> reporter: the blowback prompted the president to vas late on whether he had struck a deal. >> mitch is on board, paul ryan is on board. >> reporter: or not. >> so we're working on a plan, we will see how it works out. >> reporter: senate republicans seem less conflicted. >> doesn't bother me a bit that he is-- he's reaching out to democratic
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>> reporter: and there is an upside for congressional republicans here. any agreement would include major funding for one of their top priorities, border security. nancy cordes, cbs news, washington. >> quijano: police are investigating a possible fraternity hazing death at louisiana state university. the 18 year old steuld died thursday after he was taken to the hospital. here's roxana saberi. >> a preliminary autopsy on maxwell raymond gruver points to signs of thc, a chemical found in marijuana and high level of alcohol. coroner beau clark. >> if it's too much alcohol then systems that are very vital such as your brain, heart and lungs begin to slow down. >> the louisiana state university freshman pledge was at phi delta theta fraternity on wednesday night when he was taken to a local hospital and died the next morning. the fraternity is now suspended by both its national chapter and lsu. college president fk alexander says theve
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investigating. >> hazing is dangerous, irresponsible and unacceptable. and it will not be tolerated at lsu period. >> reporter: police are interviewing members of the fraternity. as of saturday no arrests had been made. district attorney hillor moore says in louisiana hazing is a misdemeanor but additional charges could be added. >> we have at least one young man that came to our state to be educated, is dead with some allegations of that, we need to take extremely seriously. >> students at lsu are responding to gruver's death with shock. >> it's real sad to see somebody this young, you know, a freshman have something like this happen. it is tragic to us as a community and obviously to his family. >> reporter: on facebook gruver's mother has posted photos of a beaming maxwell with his family. at a football game, and at his high school graduation in roswell, georgia. a vigil is scheduled on monday at lsu. >> gruver's funeral is set for tuesday in his hometown in georgia. elaine, final results of his
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autopsy could take up to four weeks. >> quijano: roxana saberi, thank you. in greensboro, north carolina this eck weaned a carnival worker took a frightening fall from a ferris wheel. he was trying to rescue two young boys who were trapped inside a broken carriage when he slipped 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 storm in south texas and florida, an explosion of mosquitoes, what is being done to prevent them from spreading diseases.
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>> quijano: the flood waters from hurricane harvey and irma created perfect conditions for an explosion in the mosquito population. omar villafranca shows us how hughes con is teal-- houston is dealing with the threat of a potential disease outbreak. >> reporter: harris county bug experts on a seek and destroy mission. the q
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population is expected to explode after hurricane harvey left behind countless pools of sag nant water. >> so this is where they breed. >> mustahpa deboun director of moss quit owe control for his is-- harris county say these are the perfect breeding conditions. >> how many mosquitoes could these two tires breed. >> over 500 to 600, you know, 700. because a mosquito will will lay a lot of eggs. >> reporter: 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 past several nights, air force reserves c-130 planes have flown over southeast texas spraying an epa-approved moss quilt-- mosquito killing chemical. the aryan bombardments have treated more than 2 million acres of harris and other counties, that more than ten times the size of new york city. but county officials say they can only do
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homeowners have hired personal mosquito squads like corey barkum who says he has been going nonstop. >> this t was price before the storm, now phone calls are 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 grounds for mosquitoes. officials are surging people to treat their own pools to try to stop the mosquito problem. >> omar villafranca, cbs news, houston. >> quijano: it is a huge issue. still ahead, ken burns on his epic new documentary, "the vietnam war."
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ect is bone and muscle ache. so why go back there? if you'd rather be home, ask your doctor about neulasta onpro. >> quijano: the new 18 hour documentary the vietnam war premiers tonight on pbs. filmmakers ken burns and lynn novick discuss the project this morning on "face the nation" with john dickerson. >> what was it like to have the veat nam war in your head this length of time? >> none of us got a whole lot of sleep over the course of this. it was a 24/7
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it was devastating and deeply inspiring. it was devastating to thif the lives lost, american, 58,000, vietnamese 3 million lives lives, 300,000 are still missing in vietnam. so to try to absorb the meaning of that was defer stating. every time we go to the wall, we cry, when we think of what happened in vietnam we cry. and yet we were also just deeply moved and sort of inspired by the courage of the people who shared their stories with us. people who lost a son, who lost a friend, people who were wounded horribly. just, they survived and here they are. and that is incredible. >> how did they do that? they are so calm in these descriptions. >> like what you want to do is try to go in and listen. there is nothing more satisfying professionally than to be witness to sort of express memory for the first time. and some of these people had stories, i won't say practiced, ever t is impossible in the vietnam war to have this practice. but some of them, i think, surprised themselves by tay
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them. it said that you know, you fight wars twice. once on the battle field and once in mem erie. and if you have your camera there and are you sensitive to it, you can sometimes see the conflict. and it's not always between armies, it's within a particular person. and that kind of growth and that kind of development is something you want to capture to and 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. >> what surprised you the most in the process? >> well, i was devastated to find the sense of our leadership never really had confidence that the war could be won from the very beginning, and to think about all the lives lost and all the terrible suffering that people went through both here and vietnam. i think i didn't expect that. i thought there would be painful moments along the way. and i think understanding how
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deeply complicated the war still is in vietnam. you know, the vietnamese government or vietnamese people on the winning side are now to this day reckoning with the losses they suffered. and asking questions about what it means, some of the same questions we askedment and that surprised us. we really didn't know that there would be the sense of was it worth it. what price did we pay, were our leaders doing the right thing. the same questions we ask, they are asking in vietnam. and that was rev la tore for sure. >> coming up next, birds not on the wing, but on city walls to raise awareness.
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>> quijano: we end tonight in harlem, new york, a great place for bird watching, actually. nikki batiste found this story at the intersection of street art and awareness. >> on a quiet street in new york city artist andre alvarez is working to save an endangered bird in the most unexpected way, using a black and white print out he eyeballs an outline of a canada warbler, two hours and countless cans of spray paint later his creation comes to life. >> i like the colo
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combination of the feathers, i just love it. >> this warbler is one of nearly 80 birds decorating store fronts and buildings throughout harlem. >> that is a pin onjay. >> the murals are part of a mission by the national audubon society to raise quliem at change awareness. more than 300 bird species are now facing greater risk of extinning, the organization's vice president of content. >> within the next century fully half of all north american bird species are going to see their ranges either shrink or shift by more than 50%, putting them in serious jeopardy. >> these warblers that george boorujy is painting are is among them. >> they are like can arees in a coal man, anything that affects animal will feat affect out. >> the bird expert inspired the audubon society, the mural project is especially fitting because audubon spent much o
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studied. >> you had has this impacted the neighborhood. >> beautified it, and the community really loves it and also has become a tourist attraction. >> he says the paintings bring tour buses and locals to a stop. each viewer has his or her own interpretation. >> this, the heart is up-- the snake, the snake's minding its own business. >> look at, this this is magazine fif sent. >> i think its' just makes the neighborhood shine. >> the project's already brightening this community and hopes of bringing new life to birds. nikki batiste for cbs news, new york. >> quijano: gorgeous. well, that's the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cbs"60 minutes" followed by the 69th prime time emmy awards hosted by stephen colbert. i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night.
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i'm delia goncalves in tonight for debra. let's get right to it. hurricane season continues to roll on. now there is new information about how hurricane jose will impact the east coast. for that we go straight to meteorologist melissa nord to get details. [ audio difficulties ] >> showing signs of strengthening throughout the afternoon now to 90 miles per hour for maximum sustained winds and new information. there are now tropical storm watches posted for the coastal waterways along delmarva, the jersey shore and up through new england and nantucket. what this means


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