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captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: inside the deadly ambush. an american soldier's helmet camera shows the attack that ended with the deaths of four u.s. troops in west africa. the video was released as part of an islamic terror groups propaganda campaign. also tonight, president trump this week is expected to formalize his plan for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. what his administration and those opposed to the idea are saying tonight. >> you're punishing the american consumer and our allies, making a huge mistake here. >> quijano: in the aftermath of a devastating nor'easter, the death toll rises. communities struggle to restore power. the metoo movement goes to the oscars, how will it play out on the red carpet. >> the big elephant on the red carpet is ryan seacrest.
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>> quijano: and alzheimer disease is stealing his memory but she is preserving his story. >> and having a way for them to find out who i am is just this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. we begin with newly released individual where from the helmet camera of an american soldier and his unit under attack. it happened five months ago today, on october 4th in the west african nation of niger. three americans were killed in a battle with isis affiliated militants. a fourth soldier was killed separately. the pentagon is still investigating the ambush. the video was released today as part of a terror group's propaganda campaign. we caution you, portions of the video are graphic. here's david martin. >> it is a propaganda video released by isis to show how supposedly invincible they are. cbs news has chosen to air parts
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of the video which was captured by the militants from a helmet camera worn by one of the four soldiers killed that day. the pentagon has yet to release a full account of the ambush, but the video shows in a way no words can express just how outgunned and cut off the americans were. they were returning from what was supposed to have been a low-risk patrol made up of 11 americans and 30 nigerian soldiers when the ambush hit. at first they tried to take cover behind their suv. with unwith of the soldiers at the wheel, they ran alongside, attempting to escape the kill zone. they fired colored smoke grenades which would provide some cover and identify their position to any friendly aircraft overhead. but it would be two hours from the start of the ambush before french aircraft arrived on the scene. these soldiers were on their own. one of them went down. another rushed to his side and dragged him back to the cover of the suv.
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their position at the suv was about to be overrun. so they did the only thing they could, ran to a location that might provide better cover. except for the smoke from the grenades and a few scrub trees, there was no cover and no escape. the soldier wearing the helmet camera went down. soon the camera stopped moving. and some of the enemy fighters came into view. then a final blast filled the frame from what apparently was a round fired at point blank range. you would expect the enemy to take no prisoners but you would not expect american soldiers to be so exposed without any backup. the pentagon's investigation into how that happened is expected to be released this week. elaine? >> quijano: david martin, thank you. president trump this week is expected to formalize his plan for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. those opposed to the idea say it could trigger a trade war that could hurt american businesses.
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weija jiang has more from the white house. >> reporter: president trump and the first lady spent saturday night at the gridiron club dinner where journalist roast and toast washington politics. the president joined in joking it's been another calm week at the white house. but it was one of the most chaotic weeks yet ending with a surprise trade announcement. >> the president said correctly that we don't have a country unless we have an aluminum industry and a steel industry. can i tell you right now that aluminum is on life-support. >> reporter: white house trade advisors peter navarro said americans won't feel an impact from the president's planned tariff, 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum imports. republicans are pleading with the president to pivot. >> it's only going to hurt american consumers and their allies, please reconsider their solution. >> but secretary of commerce wilbur ross stresses that's unlikely. >> the president has announced that this will happen this week. have i no reason to think
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otherwise. >> lawmakers are also working on gun control. >> first of all it is not gun control, it's gun sense. >> democratic senator joe manchin says he is hopeful the president will sign you have a on stronger background checks and raising the age to buy assault weapons from 18 to 21. >> i'm going to protect your second amendment rights. but we have to make sure that we are moving in a way that we can et go something accomplished. >> president trump has publicly supported changing some gun laws and told congress not to be scared of the nra. on friday after he met with the gun group, the executive director said the president does not want gun control. creating confusion the president himself has yet to clear up. elaine? >> quijano: weija-- weijia, thank you. at least nine people are dead following the devastating nor'easter that hit friday. more than 900,000 homes and businesses in the east are still without poker with. utility companies are struggling to clear fallen trees and repair power lines.
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some in new jersey are being told the electricity may be out until mid week. when another storm is expected. west virginia is among the states where the power sowt. but schools will be closed again monday for a different reason. the continuing teacher strike. tony dokoupil is following this. >> reporter: one of the few statewide teacher strikes in american history will keep a quarter million students out of class for 1/8 school day monday after the west virginia senate outraged educators by voting to reduce a five percent pay raise agreed to by both the governor and the house. >> it is a bait and switch and it's unacceptable. >> but west virginia is hardly the only state where teachers are making far less than other college educated professionals. nationwide, the average easternings of workers with at least four years of college are now over 50% higher than the average earnings of a teacher. that's because teacher pay is
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actually declining relative to inflation, while income for all other college graduates has risen almost 65-- 6500 since 1-9d 96. now teachers in oklahoma are using social media to organize their own walk out after legislators vetted down a five,000 dollar pay raise. >> and i would eat them in a boat. >> reporter: am and in arizona educators are hoping voters force change as many teachers like laura mayer. >> take second jobs just to make ends meet. >> things would be really tight if i were just living on my salary. >> way back in 1990 teachers in both oklahoma and west virginia walked out for higher wages and won them. but a generation later, elaine, those two states still are near the bottom in teacher salary taking home an average of less than $47,000 a year. >> it say critical issue, tony, thank you. >> tonight is the movie industry's big night, the academy awards. the oscar spotlight this year is also shining on the metoo and
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time's up movements. mireya villarreal reports from the red carpet 6789. >> the oscars is known as hollywood's biggest night. but despite organizers best efforts, controversy could make its way on to the red carpet. hollywood reporter editorial director matthew belloni. >> organizers really have tried to keep the focus of the night on the oscars themselves. and not the metoo movement or any of these other movements. the big elephant on the red carpet is ryan seacrest. >> reporter: sexual harassment allegations have been swirling around tv and red carpet host ryan seacrest. his former e news stylist suzy hardy told variety she you ever suffered years of unwanted sexual aggression from seacrest who she says groped herr and slabbed her rear end. accusations seacrest has designed. historically the ceremony has been dominated by tight ans sump as harvey weinstein and kefer inspacey. both deny allegations of sexual misconduct but will not be attending. >> the women in this room
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tonight are not here for the food. >> thisser yoo's awards season has been laced with serious discussions about the industry's culture starting with the golden globes back in january. >> time's up. >> we want to stand with you, our sisters across the globe. >> on cbsing is' sunday morning uzo aduba and amber tamblyn spoke about tonight's award, both founding members of time's up. >> mi less concerned with how and what sort of future they have and how their work gets to survival, not survive, i'm more interested in what are we doing to make it right. >> hollywood a listers like salma hayek were already predicting a change. >> a lot of talented women will get a chance to rediscover and to make the industry a much better place. >> the e network tells cbs news they stand firm in their distion to keep ryan seacrest as their cohost for the red carpet event. so far no celebrities have said they will avoid tonight's red carpet, elaine?
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>> quijano: mireya, thank you. sir roger bannister the first man known to run a mile in under four minutes has died. he accomplished the feat in oxford, england in 1954 by a split second. bannister's record was broken less than two months later but according to track & field news, 64 years later fewer than 1500 people have broken the four minute mile. bannister went on to become a neurologist. he was diagnosed with parkinson's disease in 2011. sir roger bannister was 88 years old. >> coming up next, we're inside syria with an up close look at the a sad regime's brutal seige on eastern ghouta. and later she helps preserve their memories before they're stolen by alzheimer disease.
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>> despite international calls to stop the blood shed syrian
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president bashar al-assad said today his forces will continue to pound eastern ghouta near damascus. they are slowly take being areas from antigovernment rebels, when the intense seige began last month, human-rights groups feared it would become another aleppo. seth doane is there. >> this was once the heart of a vibrant city, aleppo was known as a center of business and industry, certificateia a second largest city by population. this had been a commercial area filled with shops and businesses. but syrian president bashar al-assad enforces loyal to him had to completely destroy parts of the city in order to take it back from opposition forces. and that is similar to what we are seeing in the damascus suburb of eastern ghouta today. >> using a mix of air strikes, shelling and truth, damascus is gaining ground in the beseiged
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suburb but it is destroying it in the process. 400,000 people are believed to be surrounded, and activists inside are saying civilians are fleeing underground shelters as troops advance. an aid convoy scheduled to try to get into eastern ghouta did not go and the humanitarian quarters that have been set up were empty again today. it's not clear how long it will take syrian forces to retake eastern ghouta, what is clear is once it does, there will be a massive reconstruction effort needed. here in aleppo 14 months after the government forces retook it from opposition forces, there is still no power in half of the city. the half of the city that does have power only gets it about 12 hours a day and that is one of the many steps needed to rebuild. seth doane, cbs news, aleppo. >> up next, she's helping alzheimer patients preserve their life stories before it's too late.
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>> quijano: about five and a half million americans are living with alzheimer he dementia, it is a progressive disease that slowly destroys memory. chip reid tells us about a company that is helping some of these patients tell the stories of their lives. >> i picked up surfing and just fell in love with it. i would love to do one last surf trip. >> brian kursonis recently shared his life story with jay newton-small even though they just pet, at times it was slow going. >> my brain is just. >> that's because as just 55, kursonis last year was diagnosed with alzheimer. >> life gave me a lemon. sorry.
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>> sometimes lemonade is not so sweet. >> right. >> the idea of interviewing people with alzheimer came to newton-small when she placed her father in a care facility a few years ago. >> they asked me to fill out this 20 page questionnaire about his life. >> she doubted anyone would read something that long so she wrote her own short version using skills she had honed during 15 years as a successful national reporter. she says it transformed how his caregivers treated him. >> if you know that person, you know their story and have empathy for them. >> she quit her journalism career and started a business called memory well, writing succinct summaries of the lives of alzheimer patients, online versions include pictures and videos. newton-small usually interviews family members because most alzheimer patients can no longer tell their own stories. but kursonis still can. >> it's a horrible disease. my brain right now is dying. >> why did you decide to do
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this? >> somebody is going to be taking care of me some day in a facility. i might not be able to communicate to them who i am. and having a way for them to find out who i am, is just huge. >> he says he's also doing it for the grand children he hopes to have some day. >> pretty big chance that my grand children might meet me, but i won't know who they are. >> for victims of alzheimer, a new way to preserve their life stories before it is too late. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> quijano: wonderful idea. still ahead, hundreds of women are running for congress this year. first stop, the texas primaries this tuesday.
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>> quijano: a record number of women are running for office this year. including nearly 500 who have their sights set on the nation's capitol. meg oliver tells bus two female candidates who are hoping for big win this texas. which holds its primary elections on tuesday. rtd gina ortiz-jones and lizzie pannill flecher are asking texas voters to send them to washington. >> donald trump is threatening everything we stand for. >> flecher is a lawyer chasing a congressional seat in houston, that is been in republican hands since george h-w bush took office in 1967. >> st just the one that i am running in is ready to quit. >> jones is an iraq war vet who wants to be the first well and fill fin-- filipina-american to represent san antonioness this is not a spectator sport, we have to get off the sidelines and be part. >> in 2013 a total of 237 women ran for house and seats. the they today there are 4955
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female likely candidates for congress-- 495. >> nothing shy of a movement to see this number of women, mostly democratic tossing their hat in the ring. >> with gun violence in the national conversation, these democratic candidates support banning military style assault weapons. universal background checks and raising the age to buy all fire-arms to 21. >> this is texas. do you think that message is going to win voters over? >> i mean yes, i think texans want their kids to be safe when they go to school. >> democratic women challenging house incumbents are up more than 400% from two years ago. republican strategists lesley sanchez says that presents significant challenges. but running once usually means running again. >> it is important for these women whether they are on the left or the right to get that campaign experience. >> i think that women feel like it's time for us to have a seat at the table and we are ready to be the adults in the room. >> could you make history. >> i would be honored to be the
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first, it is more important that i'm not the last. >> the first political test for ortiz and flecher comes tuesday in the texas primary. meg oliver, cbs news, dallas. >> quijano: when we return, lights, camera, auction, some major pieces of hollywood history are going up for sale.
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>> quijano: we end on this oscar's night at the movies, hundreds of pieces of hollywood history are going up for auction this week in los angeles and online. jamie yuccas shows us what is for sale. >> few can forget the terror when cloaned dinosaurs went on a rampage in a theme park. steven spielberg's jurassic park was released in 1993 and has since unearned more than 1 billion worldwide. >> is this a movie where. >> now this dilophosaurus is part of a monster sale.
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>> would comes in though and buys something like this and says i would really like to have sth in my living room, i don't know. >> why not, it was a fantastic conversation piece. >> i feel like i would maybe get up in the middle of the night and scream seeing this. >> martin nolan, executive director of julian's auctions says cashing in at the box office often means higher prices for movie props. >> what does something like a dinosaur for jurassic park go for. >> this one we estimate 15 to 25,000, conservative auction. >> the sale including vintage lobby cards and posters spanly nearly a century of hollywood clationics, this one advertised the opening of king kong in 1933. no one says what they're really selling is nostalgia, connecting with a piece of hollywood history that reminded you of the way a film made you feel. nolan believes many of the items may be bought by new seems including the penguin from batman returns. >> is this life size. >> it's life size.
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>> this is what danny devito. >> this is our bow danny. >> some collectors seek a tangible asset that could increase in value. >> happy birthday. >> the dazzling dress marilyn monroe wore in 1962, to sing to john f kennedy sold for nearly one million in 1999. 17 years later, the auction sold it for $4.8 million. at present, the world sloffing black panther. the film is on track to gross a billion dollars faster than any other superhero movie. in the future, items from the king could command a princely sum. >> people don't actually need any of these items. but they want them. and when people want something, they bid and bid and bid, until they are the owner and take it home. >> jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> quijano: that is the cbs weekend new force this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm elaine quijano
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oakland raider and former 49er aldon smith. night: we begin with breaking news. more trouble for suspended oakland raider and former 49er all of the suddenen smith. tonight san francisco police are looking for him. good evening. i'm brian hackney. >> and i'm juliette goodrich. smith is wanted for questioning in connection with a domestic violence incident. police say it happened last night at a home on bush street. they're not naming the victim but they do say that person suffered nonlife-threatening. they say smith left the home by the time they arrived. the 28-year-old linebacker has had run-ins with the law. he's currently listed as suspended. anyone with information on where smith might be is asked to call san francisco police. a bay area lawmaker wants to
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kill two birds with one stone by getting people into housing while getting them out of their cars. the plan would make room for more housing by getting rid of traditional neighborhoods. >> this bill will simply legalize these small to midsize apartment buildings. >> reporter: what it would essentially do is take the control out of city jurisdiction and create a state law to build denser housing between bus service stops. scott wiener of san francisco introduced state bill 827. >> it's not sustainable to have only low density zoning run transit. around public transportation is exactly where we should be putting more housing. >> reporter: here's a map of the areas that would be affected by the bill. palo alto and milpitas are against the bill. opponents feel it's an attack on


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