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and women of law enforcement. directing federal agencies to ensure they are protected from crimes of violence. >> and as for the wall on the southern border. >> met with general, now secretary kelly, yesterday. and we are starting that process. >> there is no new funding from congress and no plan to get mexico to pay for it. >> president trump was asked by reporter, april ryan today if he was going to work with the congressional black caucus on his urban agenda. the president send asked ryan, who is african-american, if she wanted to help set up a meeting. later today, the white house thought better of it, decided to reach out to the cbc on its own. scott. >> chip reid on capitol hill,
thanks. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is joining us now from the set of face the nation. john, there was stug you noticinged today about the president repeating that his national security adviser had done nothing wrong. >> that's right. the michael flynn episode, what penalty there is for not telling the truth in the trump administration to. day we got the fourth explanation from the president on what his relationship was with michael flynn. the president said flynn had to resign because the former national security adviser lied to the vice president about a conversation flynn had with the russian ambassador. but the president was fuzzy on what flynn had lied about. the president suggested flynn's conversation with the ambassador was a no big deal outreach. that takes place during a transition. >> mike was doing his job. he was calling countries. and his counterpart. so it certainly would have been owe ca okay. i would have directed him to do it if i thought he wasn't doing
it. i would have directed him. i didn't. that was his job. >> that was the original story. the reason this was a firing offense, flynn lied about talking to the russian ambassador about sanctions. the obama administration issued in retaliation for election meddling and undermining american foreign policy. when the vice president asked him about conversations, flynn said he had not talked about sanctions that. 's why he was asked to resign. as the the president described what happened. he wasn't clear about that. >> of critically the conversations happened before the president was in august rated when flynn was still a private citizen. now the president can do very little going forward without the support of congress. how do you think congress viewed this news conference? >> well the president loves to play to a room. even if if the is a room full of reporters. to day was the president getting back to the old-time religion. what worked with him on the campaign. the free-wheeling, ping-ponging with the press, the ridiculing of his opponent, though he doesn't have one at the moment. even did impersonations.
but, the problem for the hill is -- that republicans fear that the president, while he has lots of power with the grassroots, what makes them anything shugs is his unpredictability and lack of focus. they need hem to be specific and push a specific message when that some times is a complicated message to. day's performance didn't necessarily show he could do that. >> john dickerson. see you sunday, on face the nation. >> today the president made a claim abut tout the size of his electoral victory. a sclam thclaim that wasn't rem true. >> you said today you had the biggest electoral margin with ronald reagan, 306 electoral votes. president obama got 365. >> republican. >> george h.w. bush, 426 when he won as president. >> i was given that information. i don't know. i was just given. we had a very, very big margin. >> my questions why should
americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive of being fake when you're providing information -- >> i don't know. i was given that information. i have actually seen that information around. it was a very substantial victory. >> substantial. not quite as substantial as the the president said. mr. trump claimed 306 electoral votes. well, two republican electorals in texas went rogue. he only got 304. three states put mr. trump over the top. and his margin of victory in those three states combined was more than 77,000 votes. 77,000 out of a total of 129 million cast nationwide. finally, there was one other reason for the news conference. today the moment it was over, mr. trump's team went online with a fund raiser. saying, i can't do it alone. i need you by my side. to get the truth to the american voter.
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many shops in am ska were closed when migrant workers walked off the job to demonstrate their worth. jericka duncan has this. >> reporter: hundreds took to the streets of washington today with one clear message. >> we are not bad people. we want to work. we want to pursue the american dream. >> reporter: those word were echoed across the country as thousand rallied from chicago. to raleigh, to minneapolis. and scores of businesses including restaurants were shuttered. all in solidarity with immigrant workers who say president trump's deportation policies threaten their livelihoods and future in this country. a third of american service jobs are held by undocumented workers. over 2 million immigrants work
in the restaurant industry alone. >> every business on the street its generally open. none of them are today. >> reporter: ben miller from pennsylvania and wife christina martinez who came here illegally from mexico own el compadre in south philadelphia. today they kempt their doors closed. >> do you think taking a day off really makes a difference? >> this is just flexing. >> you want to show. >> muscle. >> major impact by one day. >> that's right. we support the workers. we support protection for workers for everyone that is working. >> reporter: nearby, labor two restaurant is operating with limited staff. owners say they understand why workers like this woman took the day off. >> if we don't work every single day. this country is not going to be the same. >> reporter: organizers here in
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an illegal immigrant from mexico is sheltering in a church in denver to avoid deportation. she entered the u.s. 20 years ago. in 2009 convicted of using a fake social security number to get work. allowed to stay while she appealed. under new rules from the trump administration, now sunny must go. she said this is not just an attack on me, it us an attack on the entire immigrant community. the church says she is welcome to stay. today the president signed a bill that canceled an obama administration rule that protected streams from coal mining waiste. the president called it a job killer. the nonpartisan research service said it would create as many jobs as it eliminated.
here is jim axelrod. >> reporter: as the line of mourners in downtown detroit made clear, the city just lost some one very special. >> i think, the most significant person in detroit. he was detroit. he loved detroit. >> he built a billion dollar pizza empire with little caesars, owned the detroit tiger, and won four stanley cups with the red wings. by all accounts, kind and philanthropic, it turns out, as good as he was, he was actually even better. >> something that i didn't expect. >> that is rosa parks. yes, the rosa parks. an american icon. after the bus boycott in montgomery sunny moved to detroit. in 1994, a man broke into her home, beat, robbed her. daniel keith is a federal judge and knew mike ilich and rosa parks. >> mike, i don't want rosa park going back to that bad
neighborhood. >> so ilich helped arrange for her to move to a nice apartment and sent checks like this one for the next 11 years, paying rosa parks' rent for the rest of her life. >> heap just believed in helping people. >> reporter: only come to light now after his death because he never said a word about it when he was still alive. >> there are people of wealth in this country who are still concerned with the underprivileged and those who are deprived. >> reporter: rosa parks taught us all about dignity and resolve. and when she needed help, along came another teacher with a powerful lesson of his own. the purest form of giving is when no one knows your name. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. and that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continue thousands. for others check back later for
the morning news. be sure not to miss, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. president trump covered a lot of ground in a free-wheeling news conference. he denied that his administration was in crisis and instead calling it a fine-tuned machine. mr. trump repeatedly blasted the media with his charge of fake news. and he said he had no knowledge of anyone on his campaign staff being in contact with russian officials. and that's just the headlines. here's major garrett. >> mike flynn is a fine person. and -- i asked for his resignation. >> reporter: president trump did not criticize the former national security adviser for discussing sanctions with
russia, in phone calls with russia's ambassador during the transition. instead the president said he fired flynn for lying to vice president pence about the conversations. >> i don't think he did anything wrong. if anything he did something right. he was coming into office. he looked at the information. he said -- he didn't tell our vice president properly. and said he didn't remember. either way it wasn't very satisfactory to me. >> it is a potential violation of the law for a private citizen to conduct u.s. foreign policy. the president said he did not instruct flynn to discuss sanctions. >> i didn't direct him. i would have directed him. that's his job. the president blamed the intelligence community for liking classified information about the contents of flynn's communications. >> i have actually called the justice department to look into the leaks. those are criminal leaks. >> reporter: mr. trump lashed out at the media. >> the leaks are absolutely
real. the news is fake. because the so much of the news is fake. it is so important to the public to get an honest press. the public doesn't believe you people anymore. maybe high had something to do with it. i don't know. >> reporter: the president did acknowledge news reports about russian provocations. >> you mentioned the spy vessel off the coast of the united states. >> not good. not good, not good. >> and a russian plane buzzed. >> not good. >> is putin testing you, do you believe, sir? >> no, i don't think so. i think putin assumes he scant make a deem with me any more. because politically it would be unpopular for a poll tgs to make a deal. can't believe i am saying i am a politician. guess that's what i am now. because look, it would be easier for me to be tough on russia. then we will not make a deal. don't forget. we are a very powerful nuclear country. so are they. they all have. >> do they -- >> the country ability to work with russia. >> all happened recently.
i understhand whand. maybe i am not going to be able to do a deal with russia. at least i will have tried. >> can we conclude there will be no response to the particular provocations. >> i am not going to till you anything about what response i will do. i don't talk about military response. when you ask me what will i do about the ship, russian ship as an example. i am not going to till you. hopefully i won't have to do anything. but i am not going to till you. >> reporter: the president's peck to replace flynn is national security, robert harward turned down the position after the white house refused to replace senior staff. the president did make a personal announcement, naming alexander acosta second nominee. >> in his news conference, president trump said he had no plans to respond to the recent military challenges by moscow. many on capitol hill are very concerned about the russian spy ship. sitting off the coast of new london, couldn't couldn't. its home port for 15 u.s.
nuclear submarines. don dahler is there. >> the ship over the horizon, 30, 40 miles out to see in international waters. though the pentagon says they don't believe it poses any threat to the people in this area. they do see it as yet another instance of russian provocation. at 300 feet long, it was built for spying. the ship's sophisticated surveillance equipment can intercept radar, radio, and other electronic signals. >> it is not there because it enjoys the connecticut coastline in the winter. it is collecting information apparently, because the it wants to spy on our military. >> reporter: the vessel set sail from cuba, spotted sail tuesday, 70 miles off delaware. u.s. territorial waters, extend 12 miles from mainland. yesterday it was said within 30 miles of the naval submarine base new london. the route would take it past several navy installations. michael peterson director of the
russian maritime studies institute doubts the ship picked up a lot of sensitive information. >> when we know the vessel is in range, it is highly unlikely that we are using radio or radar waves or any other kind of electronic emissions that this vessel is capable of picking up. >> russian ships routinely conduct spy missions near u.s. waters. the victor leonov traveled up the coast before in 2014 and 2015, also docked in havana in 2015 when the first high level u.s. delegation made the historic trip to cuba. >> we know they're doing it. they know that we know that they're doing it. >> reporter: it is the latest in an alarming string of incidents involving russian military. last week a group of russian jets buzz aid u.s. destroyer in the black sea. the u.s. accused russia of secretly deploying cruise missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warheaden violation of a major arms control treaty. >> this russian spy ship may be part of a testing of the new
administration. which has been all too cozy with vladamir putin's regime in russia. >> a mother of four in colorado its the latest focus of the fight against president trump's immigration policy. she skipped her meeting with immigration officials and instead went to a local church seeking refuge trying to avoid deportation. barry peterson is there. >> reporter: emotional, she is fighting to stay in the united states. this is not just an attack on me, it is an attack on the entire imgrant commumigrant com. speaking from the church where she has taken refuge. if the system thinks it can barack me, it can make me kneel, the system is wrong. the mother of four entered the united states illegally from mexico, 20 years ago. in 2009, she was convicted of using a fake social security number, she says she was using to work. about two years later, a federal
judge ordered that sunny be deported to mexico. she was allowed to stay on appeal during the obama administration. but a recent request was rejected. across town, protesters rallied in front of the u.s. immigration and custom thousands enforcement headquarters. ice agents have arrested hon drd of undocumented immigrants across the country over the last three weeks. the agency has the repeatedly said, these raids are routine. nearly 3 million were due deported under the obama administration. but ice does not enter sensitive locations such as churches, exempt in extreme situations, related to national security, terrorism, or public safety. reverend mike moran says that she is welcome to stay in his church as long as isness stare. >> deporting her to a country sunny hasn't been in 20 ars, that punishment is obscene for the crime that was committed. >> she is not the first undocumented immigrant to take
refuge in the church. in 20b 14, a mexican man stayed in 20b 14, a mexican man stayed here for nine months, in 2i'm joy bauer, and as aayed hnutritionist i know probiotics can often help. try digestive advantage. it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage.
for women battling breast cancer, losing your hair during chemo treatments is perhaps the least of your struggles. but two new studies show chemopatients may be able to keep their hair. barry peterson reports. >> reporter: for up to five hours during chemotherapy, this cooling cap pumps a below freezing coolant into a helmet surrounding the scalp, chemotherapy treating stage four me breast cancer for three weeks. >> how does it feel on your head? it's cold? >> yes. first, 10, 15 minutes. cooling down, feels very similar to a frost bitten hands or ice cream head. kind of feels like both of those, maybe, times five. >> reporter: today's study
focused on women with breast cancer, whether using cooling caps can prevent hair loss. one study found half the women who got scalp cooling kept at least 50% of their hair. compared to no women keeping their hair in the group without the cap. the second study found 2/3 of the women who had scalp cooling reattend their hair. chemotherapy works, targeting all rapidly dividing cells in the body like hair. the cooling cap works by lowering the temperature of the scalp by a few during chemoand reduces blood flow to hair follicle that may prevent or minimize hair loss. richardson had breast cancer once before and lost her hair. all the more reason to make this time different. >> i would go to the grocery store and people that i knew would, would kind of run away. they didn't know what to say. >> so if you have your hair, the reality is people just don't know. >> yeah, they don't.
>> because caps have been cleared by use by the fda they can be paid for by insurance. the other caps can cost $500 a month during chemo. there are concerns, researchers want more studies. because they're worried that cancer cells could get to the scalp if the chemois kept away. barry peterson, cbs news, den strer. >> modern technology is helping ancient rome come back to life. visit tors to historic sites, thousands of years old can use virtual reality head sets to see what they looked like in their heyday. seth doane reports. >> reporter: take a look at this, cavernous space once above ground. the grand home of emperor niro, considered one of the most magnificent palaces every bill. its name means "the golden house." it is hard to imagine it was once colorful and flooded with light. but now, modern technology is allowing tourists to peer into the past.
2,000 years ago this maze under the city of rome was the home of emperor nero, stretching the size of three football fields to. day, touris can explore it. colors, light, and opulence of this ancient roman villa were unimaginable until this month when visitors could use virtual reality glasses. >> the room looked out centrally on to one of the two court yards. >> you imagine in your mind what it must have been like. this helps tremendously. >> reporter: virtual reality brings to life the golden palace's grand architecture, rich colors and opulent walls inlaid with precious gemstones. all of it had been lost for centuries. >> this entire room was filled with soil like this. >> yes. >> and also, other spaces, and other rooms.
>> totally. >> completely. >> we know now. >> the chief archaeologist here explained how this place was buried following emperor nero's death. >> in the ancient historiography. he was depicted as a monster. >> reporter: a monster. the emperor's massive compound was covered over. it was forgotten about for nearly 1500 years. until renaissance artists tunnelled down into what they believed was an ancient roman cave. >> painters during renaissance times would come through that hall? >> yes. >> reporter: and discovered the golden pallaace. the frescos influenced art. paintings of the site would become a road map for a later generation of digital artists. >> nothing is invented. nothing is invented.
every part has a significant base. we have the gold. >> reporter: an architect and graphing designer, whose company, painstakingly created the strirtable -- the virtual reality show. >> can you recognize from the very strange shape here, we have this strange shape here. >> you go back to renaissance paintings to re-create what this looked like? >> yes. >> reporter: and then, transition to -- here, digitally? >> yes. >> reporter: it is italy, so of course his studio has its own frescoed ceiling. working from the town of amelia outside rome, designers used the graphingly rich technology of video games, to virtually transport tourists inside the ancient golden palace to see its grandeur, colorful marble and sweeping views of rome. >> you look down at the grass, grass is moving in the wind. >> i saw a lot of children that
tried to -- touch the grass. >> reporter: touch the grass. it looks lifelike. the city of rome used technology to reimagine several tourists sites, including forums of caesar and augustus where history is illuminated through lasers and light shows the, projected on the ruins. >> through the virtual reality you can understand how this -- spaces were in the past. >> reporter: the superintendent for archaeology in rome. he was the one who pushed to use virtual reality here. >> it is something that -- that nobody can imagine before. >> reporter: it is interesting this concept of using modern technology to understand ancient history. >> to get closer to this things, of the -- of the ancient past. the only way is to use technology. >> reporter: the architecture and paintings here influence the
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>> reporter: there are still factories in this country where people make things with their hand. and at this manufacturing plant near chicago, the product they're making is definitely hands on. >> oh. >> reporter: full disclosure. i love pinball. i am biased in the story. >> we have something in common. i love pinball too. >> reporter: gary stern is president and ceo of stern pinball one of the few remaining manufacturers of pinball machines in the world. a job that comes with one strictly imposed silver lining. >> we are assigned 15 minutes a day. we must play pinball i you don't want to play pinball you don't belong in the company. >> reporter: the goal is to make money to keep people employed. also seems like a big part of this just has to be fun? >> these aren't heart lung
machine. they're pinball machines. it is fun. >> their hot new game is ghostbusters. fitting because the when it comes to pinball there is something strange in the neighborhood. so-called barcades are popping uppen cities all across the country. pinball machines and vintage arcade games are paired with craft beer and hipster crowd. it is far more social than playing video games at home, or on your smartphone. this modern day nostalgia helped turn pinball into a bumper crop. stern has a 2 1/2 month backlog of orders and recently doubled the size of its operation. zach sharp is currently the number three ranked pinball player in the world. >> reporter: when you tell people you are a competitive pinball player, what kind of reaction do you also get? >> he says but i am also
married. >> that's right. >> his brother josh and father roger play too. why do you think there is a resurgence? >> because it is soef real. the physical nature of, you don't know where the ball is going. and, every time you flip it away, you are not sure if you will ever see it again. show up the sharp brothers compete in international flipper pinball association. yes, that's a thing. ten years ago it started ranking its players. >> in ten years, the 500 players have grown to 45 a,000 players. and the 50 event per year has grown to almost 3,000 events per year. >> reporter: none of this may have happened if it wasn't for zach and josh's dad. >> people say you are the guy who save pinball. >> is that true? >> yes. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but now, a little history.
pinball as we know it descended from an english game, bagatelle. in 1931, an american company reap leased wiffle boar. first coin operated pinball machine. pen ball was kidded a game of chance. which is to stay, gambling. so, for decades. pinball was banned in los angeles, chicago, and new york. where then the mayor, made a big show of cracking down on the sinful silver ball. >> the assumption was this was a cash business, people are putting in coins, that somehow the mob is involved. >> brings us back to roger sharp. working for gq, and was a well known flipper fanatic. in 1976 when the new york city council was debating lifting its pinball ban they called sharp to testify. he played a machine to show them that pinball was indeed a game
of skill. >> i was basically showing off. calling my shots all along. did i say pinball? i think i altered its course. >> new york legalized the game. that got the ball rolling again in most of the country. pinball even took center stage in the who's rock opera, tommy. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in the 1980s and 90s, the video game made pinball seem passe. ♪ >> who didn't want to play space in vieders or pacman. pinball was shunted to the side. >> now it is back and running full tilt worldwide. stern pinball exports nearly half of the machines it makes. the company's biggest challenge. figuring out how to use the quarter mile of wire in each pinball sma sheen to lech --
in our series, living stronger, we are celebrating older americans whose zest for life is inspiration for people of every age. here is omar villafranca at the pool. >> reporter: six days a week at 5:30 in the morning you will find 75-year-old, diet sauer, swimming 120 laps at the houston aquatic center. sauer admits when she first started swimming she felt like a fish out of water. >> is was horrible. i quit in the first lap. >> reporter: couldn't make a lap
in the pool? >> no. swimming with my head out so my head wouldn't get wet. >> in her 40s, considered obese. tipping the scale at 250 pounds. she was ashamed when she couldn't fit into a small boat on a family vacation. and decided to do something about her health. sauer changed her diet. and started exercising. it wasn't easy. but she managed to lose 100 pound in less than a year. >> you know what was funny, i had been so large that i forgot and didn't believe that you could actually get a waist back. she has competed in the last eight national senior games. olympic style competition for more than 10,000 seniors. she was 58 when she found her passion. >> i can't believe that i could be an athlete at, and win a medal, at 58 years old. >> the senior games. >> reporter: now at 75, sauer has won more than 50 medals. >> michael phelps never heard of him? >> michael, what does he have,
12 or something. you know? >> 23 times 9. >> reporter: also active outside of the pool. twice a week she tutors kids at a local church. three days a week she teaches english and history to her grandchildren via skype. sauer's personal trainer, julie green is amazed at how she has defined living stronger. >> i am so in awe of that motivation that came from within her. sauer is training for the national senior games this june in birmingham, alabama. how long do you think you will keep swimming? >> it will have to be taken away from me. i'm not going to give it up. not giving up means going for gold even in her golden years. omar villafranca, cbs news, houston. she looks great. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check lack with us later for the morning news. and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new
york city. i'm jamie yuccas. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 17th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." i don't think there's ever been a president elected many this short period of time who has done what we've done. >> president trump boasts about his accomplishments and goes after his perceived enemies in a no holds barred news conference. and senate talk-a-thon. they talk all night over trump's epa pick. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbss