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another high-profile white house controversy. >> you had a, you know, someone as despicable as hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. >> reporter: today sean spicer tried to clumsily apologize for comparing assad to hitler. >> to make a gaff like this is inexcusable. on a professional level, it's d disappointing, i think i've let the prid doesident down.
>> reporter: the president remains confident, declaring by the time i he is finished, the world will be a bert platter pl. two more police officers have been put on leave after dragging a passenger off a flight in chicago on sunday. the ceo of united airlines declared today it will never again call police to eject a passenger who's being bumped only because of overbooking. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: as united airlines struggles to contain the fallout from dr. david dow being forcibly removed from a flight on sunday, the company's ceo oscar munoz says he has failed to create an environment in which employees use common sense to solve problems rather than strictly following policies, something he vows he will fix. >> this can never, will never happen again on a united airlines flight, that's my
premise, and that's my promise. >> it really felt like a scene out of a move eye. >> reporter: high school teacher was on the plane. >> some of my students were crying, others were crying. it was a traumatic event for everybody. >> reporter: united brands itself as the airline of the friendly skies. but dow's experience has others crying foul. jeff burns says a united employee threatened him with handcuffs if he didn't give up a first class seat to a frequent flyer. >> it would be tone-deaf and condescending. >> reporter: there is growing flyer frustration with airlines in general. for united, it has to relearn friendly. >> you need to shift the entire corporation and every employee in it to a customer-oriented culture. if it's not about the customer, it's not going to work. >> reporter: united took a step
in that direction today. the airline is refunding all the passengers on dr. dow's flight and they've apologized to jeff burns for the handcuff threat. >> kris van cleave for us tonight, thank you. the arkansas prison system is rushing to execute seven men in 11 days. nationally, executions have been on the decline. last year there were 20, the fewest since 1991. but arkansas is in a hurry to kill, because its method is about to expire. here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: if the state of arkansas has its way, all of these convicted murderers will be dead by the end of the month. defense lawyers like jeff rosenweig argued whether it's cruel and unusual punishment. a sedative is used to put inmates to sleep before
chemicals are injected to stop their hearts. he represents three of the men. >> this is like an assembly line or as one of the newspapers called it here, a killing spree. >> reporter: arkansas's current supply of adaz lamb expires on april 30th. and the drug's manufacturer wants no further part in executions, but madaz lamb has been used in botched executions in four states. in 2014, the execution of joseph wood took two hours and 15 injections. instead of going to sleep, he gasped and snorted for more than an hour. when clayton lockett was executed he moaned for 40 minutes. but victims' families say they've waited long enough. now an adult, lacy phillips says jones should pay for his crime. >> i don't want to live another
day knowing that he's alive, you know, 21 years. and he's still here. >> reporter: the judge's ruling is expected thursday or friday, and whichever side loses is expected to appeal all the way to the u.s. supreme court. the first two executions are scheduled for monday. >> mark strassmann, thanks. a string attached to some free tax preparation sites, and later, who on the supreme court gets interrupted more. the men? or the women?
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the first amendment guarantees the right to free speech, but is there a constitutional right to finish a sentence? a question for the supreme court and jim axelrod. >> reporter: since cameras are not allowed when the supreme court's in session, picturing interactions among the justices can be a challenge.
but a new study, co-authored by tonya jacoby suggested they might be more familiar than you think. >> female justices are interrupted about three times as often as male justices. >> reporter: fisher versus the university of texas, a case about race and college admissions. justice sotomayor was questioning when she was interrupted by justice scalia. >> do you think that change has to happen overnight? >> can i, can i hear what you were about to say? what are those numbers? i'm curious to hear those numbers. >> reporter: while the justices sometimes cut each other off, lawyers are never supposed to. not the way he did with so t sotomayor. >> it's going to be virtually all white. >> and that is an assumption -- >> here we have subordinates, ie
lawyers. >> there are a few strategies. >> reporter: heidi moore runs "ladders", and she says all women can learn from those on the court. >> the female justices keep talking instead of saying excuse me, or this is my time or i'm making a point. they just keep talking until they steam roll the interrupter and the interrupter backs off. >> reporter: a golden rule of sorts. treat the interrupters as they treated you, apply the balance of scales for the workplace conversation. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. and that's overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little la later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. tensions between wash and moscow remained high after secretary of state rex tillerson's meeting with vladimir putin at the kremlin. the two discussed a wide range of issues, including russia's support of bashar al assad in si syria, and he cited the low level of trust between the two super powers. >> the current state is at a low point. >> reporter: after a two-how much meeting with the president vladimir putin. secretary tillerson left without
settling the main issue between them, the future of bashar al assad. >> that's a butcher. that's a butcher. >> reporter: back in washington, trump said i wanted to know if putin was aware of assad's plan to use chemicals. >> they could have. they were there. we'll find out. >> reporter: you said you believed russia was either incompetent or complicit in these chemical weapons attacks. do you know which one that is? >> we have no firm information to indicate that there was any involvement by russian forces into this attack. what we do know that the attack was planned, carried out by the regime forces at the direction of bashar al assad. >> reporter: putin has claimed that the u.s. was trying to frame assad. behind closed doors today, tillerson argued that assad must go, and russia's best chance at better relations with the u.s. rests on whether it will stop
propping up the dictator. relations have also deteriorated because of u.s. intelligence assessment that russia meddled in the u.s. election to help mr. trump. >> it is a serious issue. it's one that we know is serious enough to attract additional sanctions. >> reporter: as an oil executive, tillerson had extensive negotiations with putin, who even awarded him a presidential medal of friendship. closer to home, the investigation of russian meddling in the presidential election is now focussed on one of president trump's former top advisers. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: to monitor carter page, fbi agents had to provide evidence to a secret court indicating that the former trump campaign officer was working as a foreign agent. >> it's a high standard. >> reporter: virginia's mark warner is the top democrat on the committee.
>> a fisa warrant was issued, it's very serious. >> reporter: the fisa warrant was issued last july. it's unclear what evidence agents had on page and whether they were monitoring any other trump confidantes. today page denied he worked for spies. >> this is such a joke that it's beyond words. >> reporter: page has been on the fbi's radar since at least 2013, when two russian intelligence agents were recorded as they discussed trying to recruit him. he flies to moscow more often than i do, one said. it's obvious that he wants to earn lots of money. for now, his enthusiasm works for me. russia ties are also dogging paul manafort who has long denied that he has received cash payments from ukraine's former russian-backed regime. the associated press reported today it has confirm good payouts that match line items in a hand-written ukrainian ledger.
one bamt to manafort's consulting firm was for $750,000. the other for $455,000. a manafort spokesman calls it totally misleading. he says manafort made no secret of the fact that he was working as a political consultant in ukraine and was always paid legally, he says by wire transfer. president trump welcomed nato's secretary-general to the white house. now he's endorsing nato expansion. and that's not the only change at the white house. major garrett explains. >> reporter: the president's chief strategist, steve bannon, took a front seat in the news conference today. but sources close to the president say that bannon's role in the inner circle is in jeopardy. >> there is a new political order. >> reporter: clashes with jared kushner have angered mr. trump, as was evident in an interview yesterday with the new york
post. steve is a good guy, but i told them to straighten it out or i will, the president said. after ordering a bannon/kushner truce late last week. the president also tried to minimize bannon's influence. i like steve, but you have to remember, he was not involved in my campaign until very late, mr. trump said. i had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and i didn't know steve. i'm my own strategist. in fact, mr. trump was well acquainted with mr. bannon before he became campaign ceo in august. >> mr. trump, thank you very much for joining us on the initial breitbart news show. >> that's such an honor. >> reporter: he interviewed trump on breitbart news more than ten times starting in november of 2015. all this comes amid another high-profile white house controversy. >> you had a, you know, someone as despicable as hitler, who didn't even sink to the, to using kem cam weapons. >> reporter: today press
secretary sean spicer tried to apologize for clumsily comparing assad's use of sarin nerve gas to adolf hitler's actions during the holocaust. >> to make a gaff and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible. on a professional level, it's disappointing, because i think i've let the president down. the ceo of uf nighted airlines is now changing his tune regarding the passenger who was dragged off an overbooked flight. he's apologizing to the man. kris van cleave reports. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: as united airlines strulgles to stem the fallout, the company's ceo, oscar munoz says he has failed to create an environment in which employees are free to use common sense to solve problems rather than strictly following policy, something he says he will fix. >> you saw us at a bad moment. and this can never, will never
happen again on a united airlines flight. that's my premise, and that's my promise. >> it really felt like a scene out of a movie. >> reporter: high school teacher jasen powell was on the flight with seven of his students. >> oh, my god. >> two of my students were crying. there were other people who were crying. it was a very traumatic event for everybody. >> thank you for flying the friendly skies. >> reporter: united brands itself as the airline of the friendly skies. but dow's experience has other flyers calling foul. jeff burns says a united employee threatened him with handcuffs if he didn't give up a first class seat to a frequent flyer and move to economy last week. >> probably the most charitable way i could describe it would be tone-deaf and condescending. >> reporter: a crisis mansioner says there are growing of frustrations. it has to relearn friendly. >> you have to shift the entire corporation and every employee
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human rights activist, malala yousafzai addressed the canadian parliament yesterday. she became the youngest winner of the nobel peace prize and is the best-selling author and the audio version of her book won a gram ey grammy. she is still only 19 but sat down for a chat. >> reporter: the u.n. rarely shuts down for a television interview, but for malala yousafzai, the world body made an exception. the survivor of a 2012 taliban attack has addressed the most complex issues.
president trump twice tried to issue an immigration ban or a travel ban on refugees from majority muslim countries. what message do you think that sent? >> when the president banned muslim majority countries that was really disappointing, and i was deeply hurt, because i'm a muslim. and to me, it seemed like directly banning muslims, and that is not a solution. that is just hiding from the bigger problem. he she haneeds to understand th need to meet the people. >> reporter: malala has done just that, spending her 19th birthday with somalian refugees. she also visited a camp in jordan. >> they are dying. they're dying. they're being killed. and if you don't open the door. if you don't welcome them, they will be killed.
it's important that he understands that these people are in need. and i have seen the refugee camps, and i think he needs to go to a refugee camp. >> reporter: you think he needs to go to a refugee camp. >> he needs to know what the real life is like in a refugee camp. >> reporter: we saw the horrifying images of the chemical attack in syria. and the u.s. later bombed a syrian air base in what the white house called a proportional response. did you see those pictures? >> it is shocking what's happening in syria, and, but we fwheed to remember that this happens each and every day, whether it's a chemical weapon or any other weapon. the number of people who have been killed is in hundreds and thousands. and it has been happening for more than five to six years. and the world is being silent. and i think we need to remind our leaders that this is a
serious issue. we need to think ahead. we need to think about preventing wars from starting. >> reporter: literacy and terrorism. >> with education comes critical thinking. with education comes more opportunities. people go forward, people see the world from a different perspective. >> reporter: but malala, there are $130 milli130 million girlst have access to school. >> it is shocking that 130 million girls are not in school. and when we talk about going forward and achieving developments, it is not possible without educating these 130 million girls. >> reporter: her advocacy started with a blog for the bbc.
she spoke out about the taliban's suppression of girls in pakistan. it made her a target four and a half years ago, when taliban militants shot her in the head on her school bus. >> the bullet hit me right here. >> reporter: we first spoke with her a year later. >> the man who targeted you is now the head of the taliban. does that scare you? >> i'm not scared of the taliban at all. i might be afraid of ghosts and dragons and those things, but i'm not afraid of the taliban. >> reporter: her bravery earned her the nobel peace prize in 2014. and earlier this week, united nations secretary-general besnow bestowed his highest honor. >> a special nefocus on girls education. >> reporter: raising awareness on behalf of the u.n. for malala, it was an emotional
return. >> i had a historic moment when i spoke at the u.n. and gave my speech after the attack, and it was my first kind of appearance. >> one child, one teacher. one book and one pen can change the world. >> reporter: she's still working to change the world by leading the way. >> that is my campaign, to make sure that the girls' voices are heard. >> reporter: yesterday she spoke at a school in lancaster pennsylvania. it's a farming community of 60,000, with an outside population of resettled refugees. >> why did you want to visit lancaster, pennsylvania. >> to the world sometimes, especially to the political situation, people have different image of america right now. a bit unwelcoming image. >> reporter: they call lancaster america's refugee capital. >> yes, and i think lancaster,
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major american corporations are either founded by or currently run by immigrants. on that list, tesla, google, ebay, and chobani yogurt. steve croft paid a visit to c chobani. >> reporter: he is a presence on the factory floor where everyone calls him hamdi. he oversees every detail of a product that barely existed a dozen years ago, greek-style yogurt, a thicker version of the product named chobani. it's now the best-selling brand in america. what does the word chobani mean? >> it means shepherd. it's a very beautiful word. it presents peace. it meant a lot to me, because i come from a life of shepherds.
>> reporter: his family made cheese and yogurt in a small turkish village. he said he was born on one of those of nights but doesn't know the date or the year. how did you come to not know your birthday. >> in the old days, the nomads didn't deliver babies in hospitals. midwives. think would register when they come back. the registration officer would put everybody in january, it's easy for that. like 70% of our town at that time was born somehow in january. i'm january 20th. >> reporter: thhe came to the u. at 22, a passionate, idealistic student who had gotten in trouble with turkish authorities for writing article the sympathetic to the kurdish rights movement. he decided it might be a good
id idea to leave. did you speak any english when you came? >> no, zero. >> reporter: no family, no friends? >> nobody, no. >> reporter: it took him a year to find his footing in upstate new york, where he spent the next decade finishing his studies, working on a dairy farm and starting a modest feta cheese business where one day he spotted an ad. >> it said fully-equipped yogurt plant for sale. it had a picture, it said 1920 on the front. and i kalcalled the number. >> reporter: the real estate agent said the 85-year-old company had been owned by kraft foods. >> and i asked for the price, and he said $700,000. how could this be? so i didn't ask the second time, because i didn't want him to think that i -- >> reporter: didn't believe him. or get him to reevaluate.
>> yeah, maybe he's asking too little. >> reporter: sensing an opportunity, hamdi set off to the small village of new berlin, new york. there he found the last remnants of ltd lathe employees. >> there was sadness in the whole place, like somebody died. >> reporter: 200 jobs. >> 200 jobs was gone. >> reporter: former employees frank price, maria wilcox and rich lake were among the mourners that day. >> your whole livelihood is gone. you don't know what you're going to do or wheat you're going to do. >> reporter: did you think he was for real? >> it was a little far-fetched sounding at first. there was a little doubt for me at least there was. >> that's okay. i doubted myself, too. >> reporter: he didn't have any money, but he managed to get a regional bank and the small business administration to split the risk of $1 million loan that
put chobani in business and allowed hamdi to hire his first five employees, four of whom had been let go by kraft. >> we had no idea what we were going to do knicknext. >> reporter: it would take him two and a half years to come up with a product. he spent most of his time at the plant except to spend meals at the local pizzaria. >> this is my only place, in my early days of coming here, this is the only place and connecttoo life again. >> i want to say something, excuse me if i interrupt you. before hamdi showed up and his staff, i was the king. >> reporter: what did you think of his plan? >> let's put it to you this way. i kind of feel sorry, because i don't think he know what he was getting into. you figured for kraft to shut it
down, who the hell is this guy that he's going to try to open it up and make it going. >> reporter: almost all of the early chobani meetings took m e place here with some small celebrations. betsy remembers this toast. >> here's to wishing we could ever make 100,000 cases of yogurt a week and not worry about the light bill anymore. i said to my husband, i'm going to feel so bad when he loses his shirt, because he's never going to sell 100,000 cases in a week. >> reporter: actually, it only took a year. it was delivered to a kosher grocery store in long island in 2007. no one knew if there would be another. >> the store manager called me and said, i don't know what you're putting in these cups. i can't keep it in the shop. don't tell me what you're putting in it. at this moment i knew this was like three months in. this was not going to be about
if you've ever forgotten your card key at home, you'll like this story. there's a company in sweden where the workers can have a card key micro chip implanted in their bodies. >> reporter: in a stockholm business complex, employees gain access not with key cards but with the wave of a hand. >> this is something that you can use just like a key badge. >> reporter: at a recent tech conference he explained how a microchip implanted in his hand makes his life easier. it replaces all the keys and cards that used to clutter his pockets. >> i use this many times a day. i use my smartphone to open the door to my office. >> reporter: he calls himself a biohacker. >> we think the human body is a
good start. there is certainly room for improvement. >> reporter: the first step in that improvement is getting a microchip about the size of a grain of rice slipped under the skin. suddenly, a touch of a hand is enough to tell an office printer this is an authorized user. >> it felt pretty scary but very modern. >> reporter: they are radio frequency identification tags, things widely used in things like key cards or in animals to help identify lost pets. now the technology is moving to humans. a tech startup called "dangerous things" has sold tens of thousands of implant kits to humans, some to tech plants in europe. he organizes implant parties where people can bond over getting chipped together. >> i look at it and now i feel like i'm a gadget myself. >> reporter: even a car door can be tweaked to open with a touch. but each touch leaves a digital footprint. and that can compromise privacy.
it also seems to be one thing if retailers can track me on my phone to see if they can get me to buy socks or underwear. it's a different thing if my employer can see where i am, what i'm doing off the job. >> this is serious stuff. we're talking about a non-stop connection do my body. i can't put it away. it's in me. that's a big problem. >> reporter: even a dedicated biohacker has concerns. >> it's very easy to hack a chip. >> somebody put an implant in me. >> reporter: back in 2004, the manchurian candidate suggest add future where humans are chipped and controlled. we have been warned. but biohackers also predict the next generation of chips will save lives by monitoring health and fitness. for now, being chipped means never having to say you're sorry you forgot your key card. john blackstone, san francisco. that's overnight news for
this thursday. from the cbs brorost . it's thursday april 13th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. kwieded by syria, distrust between the u.s. and russia grows as president trump says the relationship may have hit an all time low. and mr. trump reverses his stance on nato. >> i said it was obsolete. it's no longer obsolete. >> caught on camera, bullets fly as a girl plays in a barbershop. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at