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news updates always on captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: day 100 of the trump administration. the 45th president marks the milestone with a cbs news interview, weighing in on north korea's latest missile test. >> i would not be happy. if he does a nuclear test, i will not be happy. >> ninan: also tonight, an american businesswoman convicted of espionage and deported from china. how the trump administration helped to end her two-year ordeal. a new report looks at who has been rounded up in immigration raids. and they're very unlikely roommates. he's a 95-year-old holocaust survivor. she's a 31-year-old grandchild of nazis. >> if there's a god in heaven, he created angels. this is the "cbs weekend news."
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>> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. with a western edition of the broadcast. on his 100th day in office, president trump weighed in with cbs news on one of his most vexing foreign policy challenges-- north korea. at the white house today, our chief washington correspondent and "face the nation" host john dickerson asked mr. trump about the communist dictatorship's latest missile test on friday. the midrange ballistic missile exploded shortly after takeoff from an airfield north of the capital pyongyang. it was the third launch to fail this month, but it was a clear message of defiance from north korea's young leader, kim jong-un. >> reporter: mr. president, you and the administration said to north korea, "don't test a missile." they have tested a missile. is the pressure not working? >> well, didn't say, "don't test the missile." he is going to do what he has to
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do, but he understands we will not be happy. and a man i have gotten to like and respect, the president of china, president xi, i believe has been putting pressure on him, also. but perhaps nothing has happened, and perhaps it has. this was a small missile. this was not a big missile. this was not a nuclear test, which he was expected to do three days ago. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: you say "not happy." what does that mean? >> i would not be happy. if he does a nuclear test, i will not be happy. and i can tell you, also, i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, will be happy, either. >> reporter: not happy mean military action? >> i don't know. i mean, we'll see. >> ninan: today, the american aircraft carrier u.s.s. "carl vinson" conducted a joint drill with the south korean navy in the sea of japan. the drill comes as the u.s. pushes for tougher international sanctions to curb the north korean's nuclear mission. today he is celebrating his 100- day milestone rallying with supporters in harrisburg, pennsylvania, at an event paid for by his campaign committee.
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chip reid is there. >> there is no place i'd rather be than right here in pennsylvania to celebrate. our 100-day milestone to reflect on an incredible journey together, and to goat ready for the great, great battles to come, and that we will win in every case. >> reporter: president trump projects confidence, but after 100 days in the white house, he and the republican congress have not passed a single piece of major legislation. he predicted that repealing and replacing obamacare would be easy and that he would sign it into law immediately after being sworn in. so far, though, he has been unable to convince even the solidly republican house to get on board. on tax reform, which he listed as his top legislative priority in his 100-day plan, he's released only a one-page outline. he has signed a flurry of executive orders. ( applause )
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but most merely order panels and commissions to study various issues. those difficulties may be one reason his 100-day approval rating of 41% is significantly lower than every president going all the way back to jimmy carter in 1977. mr. trump, though, has also had some important victories, such as getting conservative neil gorsuch confirmed to the supreme court and passing about a dozen bills that reversed obama administration regulations on issues ranging from coal mining to guns to the environment. here in pennsylvania, a state where he won a stunning and crucial victory on election day, a throng of supporters waited for hours to hear him speak, including steve kruzevski and christine cappel. do you like him as much today as you did on election day? >> even more so. >> he's getting things done, even with all the obstruction. that the democrats are fighting him, everything. even the republicans, they're even fighting president trump, and he's still accomplishing things, and he's going to make
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america great again. >> reporter: you don't need a poll to know the president is still popular with his base. reena, this crowd in harrisburg, pennsylvania, is wild about donald trump. thank you, chip. you can see more of john dickerson's interview with president trump tomorrow morning on "face the nation," and monday, as "cbs this morning" broadcasts live from the white house. tonight we're learning more about who has been rounded up in immigration raids under the trump administration. >> as we speak today, immigration officers are finding the gang members, the drug dealers, and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country. >> reporter: federal immigration agents went to homes, parking lots, and even alleyways in february to arrest more than 680 people believed to be in the country illegally. in a statement following the raids, department of homeland security secretary, john kelly, said approximately 75% of those arrested were convicted of crimes.
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but new data obtained by "the washington post" shows that half of the immigrants picked up in those raids either had no criminal convictions or committed traffic offenses, including drunk driving, raising concerns about whether the president is only targeting violent criminals. the administration is also facing problems with its new public database of illegal immigrants in detention. secretary kelly launched the online website wednesday as part of a larger effort to help victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. but the system mistakenly included information about undocumented children as young as three. d.h.s. said it has fixed the problem, but in addition to that glitch, people were also calling the site's victim hot line to report space aliens. reena, the administration may soon have fewer names to add to that database. illegal border crossings are down 72% since the president took office 100 days ago. >> ninan: paula reid in washington. thank you, paula.
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an american business woman has been deported from china on friday after being convicted of espionage. her two-year ordeal was a source of tension between the u.s. and china. roxana saberi has the story. >> reporter: more than two years after chinese security officials detained sandy phan-gillis, she's back home in the u.s. in a statement, her husband said, "many of sandy's friends and family members have been crying tears of joy." the 57-year-old is an american citizen of chinese descent. in 2015, she was visiting china on a trade mission with houston officials and business people when suddenly, she disappeared. >> she was subjected to repeated threats, including the threat to take away her access to doctors and medicine. >> reporter: last month, her husband, jeff, told senators her captors accused her of spying for the u.s. >> sandy is not some top-secret agent for the f.b.i. she is a wife and a mother and a business woman. >> reporter: phan-gillis' detention created friction between washington and beijing.
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her case had stalled until secretary of state rex tillerson reportedly raised it on a trip to china in march. on tuesday, a court in china sentenced phan-gillis to three and a half years in prison and ordered her deportation. texas congressman al green, who called for her release, says she arrived in los angeles on friday. >> if she tells us that certain things happened to her that are unacceptable, then we have to let the government of china know. >> reporter: phan-gillis' chinese attorney told cbs news she pleaded guilty to a spying charge. reena, it may have been part of a deal to secure her release. >> ninan: what else do we know about the trump administration's involvement in securing her release? >> reporter: well, the state department is not releasing details, but a human rights group based in california says the state department and the white house worked together in the talks. that group is also telling us that there is another american still detained in china on charges of espionage. >> ninan: okay, roxana, thank you for that. tens of thousands gathered in
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washington, d.c. today for what was called the people's climate march. demonstrators walked from capitol hill to the white house to protest president trump's environmental policies on his 100th day in office. the temperatures topped 90 degrees. flash floods and devastating winds are threatening the central u.s. tonight. hail and tornadoes are also possible from texas and louisiana all the way up to illinois and ohio. colorado, new mexico, and kansas are among the places digging out from heavy snow. rallies and marches were held in los angeles today on the 25th anniversary of the los angeles riots. the city erupted after four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of rodney king. here's mireya villarreal. >> oh, look at that. terrible! and there's no police presence down here. >> reporter: this was the first sign 25 years ago that los angeles was in for a very long night. >> these people are angry. they have every right to be. >> reporter: politicians
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misjudged the anger, and police were accused of standing by and letting it happen. and while the city was on fire, kjlh radio was in the middle of it. >> stop it, people! stop this! >> you could feel the heat from the buildings by us burning. >> reporter: for four days, d.j.s aundrae russell and lon mcque stayed on air broadcasting every brutal moment. >> i'm not the only one who feels helpless. we need to get ourselves together as a community. >> you're seeing buildings being burned down, and you're seeing people running for their lives in the streets. >> get off the streets. drive away. you'll be subject to arrest. >> reporter: the predominantly black south central part of los angeles was neglected, plagued with unemployment, poverty, and suffering through the crack epidemic. do you feel like what happened in 1992 had to happen almost in order for there to be change? >> it was almost like a volcano, absolutely. i felt like there had been rumblings.
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you know, it was almost inevitable. >> reporter: national guard troops rolled into town to help restore order, but in the end, more than 50 people were dead and over $1 billion in damage was left behind. karen lane was 12 years old when the riots broke out. now a lawyer with community coalition, lane has committed to working on the issues that ignited the '92 riots, like racism and poverty. >> we have to start to think creatively and out of the box of how do we have development without displacement, and how do we involve the community in doing that? >> reporter: queela shirrils is doing exactly that. >> i grew up right around the corner in the jordan downs housing projects. >> reporter: once a member of the infamous l.a. gang the crips, he has reinvested his time and money back into watts by opening locol, a restaurant with celebrity chef roy choi. >> hired 40 people, livable-wage jobs. 80% of our staff walks to work. so, the 25th anniversary is about a recommitment, you know, and a reininvestment, also,
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though, in our folks. >> reporter: 25 years later, many people in south los angeles can see past the pain and view the riots as an uprising that ignited change. parts of this neighborhood have changed, but some of the hardest hit pockets have stayed the same, like the vacant lot you see behind me burned in 1992. but there are construction crews on site right now renovating. people living here say it's a perfect example that not all is lost. re-investment just takes time. reena. >> reporter: mireya, thank you. coming up, a native american tribe takes a stand against president trump's border wall.
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on in arizona. carter evans paid a visit to a native american tribe fighting to keep the wall off its land. >> reporter: so this is it. this is where you can go, and i have to stop? >> where you stop, right there. >> reporter: velron jose is vice chairman of the tohono o'odham nation, a tribe of american indians allowed to cross the border where most americans cannot. >> we can cross it with our tribal i.d.s. you cross, you have to go to an official port of entry. >> reporter: the tohono o'odham nation is roughly the size of connecticut. it straddles 62 miles along the mexican-american border in arizona. tribal members live on both sides and are caught in the middle of the border debate. they allowed the federal government to build a vehicle barrier in 2006, but they strongly oppose a wall through their land. the current border fence cuts right through this ranch, which is owned by a tribal member, and their well is now on the mexican side of the border. a wall here would make it impossible to get to. do you want a wall right here? >> i do not want a wall there.
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there actually is no word for wall in our language because we were never contained. if you really want to secure your city and town, build it up around your city and town. >> i'm all for anything that helps protect our country. >> reporter: mark lamb is the sheriff of neighboring pinal county 80 miles north of the border. he showed us a path that illegal immigrants and smugglers use to pass through the reservation and enter his county, where nearly 3,500 illegal border crossers were detained in january alone. would a wall in the indian reservation be helpful? >> absolutely. >> reporter: it's a deterrent. >> it's a deterrent. a lot of people think that's insensitive. it's not. we're protecting our home. we're protecting what's ours. >> reporter: tribal leaders say they're working with federal agents to better protect the border, spending $3 million a year. but building a wall is a stip too far. as far as you're concerned, this is not mexico and this is not the u.s. >> this is technically "autum hajewet," translated to "the people's land." >> reporter: and since the federal government gave control
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of this land to the tohono o'odham more than 150 years ago, it will now require an act of congress to take it back and build a wall. carter evans, cbs news, along the u.s.-mexican border. >> ninan: we'll be right back. [phone ring]
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>> ninan: pope francis wrapped up a two-day visit to egypt. egypt is predominantly muslim with christians making up only 10% of the population. more now from seth doane. >> reporter: security was tight right along the pontiff's journey, but pope francis hardly appeared concerned about his safety. he chose to be driven through cairo in a small fiat, which was not bulletproof, and rolled down the window to wave to well-wishers. before mass today, he rode in an open cart around a stadium, stopping to greet a group of dressed up kids as military helicopters flew overhead. violence, though, was a regular topic. to the crowd of about 15,000, francis spoke out against religious extremism. "the only fanaticism believers can have, is that of charity," he said. the pope's visit followed several attacks against egypt's christian minority, including
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twin church bombings just last month on palm sunday, which killed 45 people. isis claimed responsibility. francis met with egypt's president abdel fattah el-sisi and symbolically embraced the grand imam of al-zahar, a 1,000-year-old center of learning in sunni islam. there, he encouraged imams and their students to reject violence and preach peace. before departing this afternoon, the pope met with hundreds of priests, nuns, and seminarians, encouraging them to be bridge builders, too. he also offered a little everyday advice, suggesting they avoid temptations, including complaining, being too much of an individual, or gossiping. throughout his journey, the pope has kept wishing his audiences "as-salamu alaykum." that's "peace be with you" in arabic. both peace and unity have been his biggest messages. seth doane, cbs news, rome.
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berkeley, california, where ben tracy has a holocaust survivor's inspiring story of forgiveness. >> reporter: ben stern is pretty active for a 95-year-old, but ever since his wife of more than 70 years went to a nursing home, the days have been long and lonely. so he decided to find a roommate. >> do you want a coffee? >> reporter: he ended up with 31-year-old lea heitfeld. >> sometimes she cooks good meals. ( laughter ) what is that, scones? >> it's such a beautiful, unique experience to live with someone so much older than me. >> reporter: but their 64-year age gap is not even close to being the most unique thing about them. how did the two of you first talk about this? >> he knew i was a young german girl, and he sat down, and the first thing he said is, "lea, i want you to know, you're third generation. you're not responsible for what happened."
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>> reporter: stern was a teenager in poland when the nazis rose to power. he lived in the warsaw ghetto and survived nine concentration camps, including auschwitz. his family did not. >> i lost seven brothers and one sister. i lost my mother and my father. i carried that loss with me 24 hours a day. >> reporter: and so when these new roommates first got to know each other, it wasn't just the fact that she was german that had to be acknowledged. >> so my grandparents, my father's parents, were active nazis. >> lea is not guilty about what her grandparents did. >> i'm still a reminder of that time, and that he is capable to-- to welcome me with such warmth has been something that really inspired me.
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>> reporter: and this granddaughter of two nazis is now getting a master's in jewish studies. >> if there's a god in heaven, he created angels. and when she came on the scene, i felt it is the perfect person to attach to my history, to make it complete. >> reporter: a history that his shown him the worst of what humans can do and the best in who we can be. ben tracy, cbs news, berkeley, california. >> ninan: and that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. one more reminder to catch john dickerson's day 100 interview with president trump tomorrow morning on "face the nation." i'm reena ninan in new york. from all of us here, thank you for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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down a bay area freeway for hours. what we've just learned about the suspect. kpix news at 6 begins with details with a deadly officer- involved shooting that shut down a freeway for hours. what we learned about the suspect. good evening. glen ramirez is live after police just gave an update. >> reporter: police in san mateo are describing a dangerous situation that confronted officers when they arrive odden -- arrived on the highway 101 accident scene. the direction of the investigation is taking them in the fact that the suspect may have been involved in other crimes and was actually potentially attempting a carjacking at the time it happened.
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>> the male suspect in the situation was actually in the process of an armed carjacking of the collision. the chp officers likely didn't know what crime they came across at that time, however, that was the situation that was occurring when they responded. >> reporter: witnesses told them chp officers tried several times to get the man to drop the gun, and the suspect's identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. we also learned he may have been involved in other crimes that may have prompted him to try to escape after the accident. san mateo police and other arriving officers tried to revive him after the shooting, but they were obviously unsuccessful. reporting live, len ramirez. check out the fiery crash here in oakland. the driver said he was headed northbound when he hit debris on the


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