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in mexico under the new policy, he is u.s.-bound. at the u.s. border in tijuana, less than 700 migrants from the october caravan are still waiting in hopes of getting asylum. now that border with tijuana is still 2,000 miles north from where we are now. we asked officials here if mexico is simply incentivizing migrants to move north by facilitating the process. they say the migrants are going to move no matter what, and legal migration provides right and protection. the question is whether the migrants will stay here in mexico or head north to the border. >> adriana diaz, thanks. this was a deadly day for u.s.-backed forces in afghanistan and syria. at least 48 afghan security personnel were filled, 50 wounded when insurgents used a humvee packed with explosives to attack a military base outside kabul. a fierce gun battle ensued. in syria they targeted troops and kurdish soldiers at a checkpoint. no americans were killed, but
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some people this past weekend jumped to big conclusions after seeing viral video of teenagers wearing "make america great again" hats surrounding a native american. it turns out the situation that unfolded friday in d.c. was far more complicated. here is jim axelrod. >> reporter: the first angle of what unfolded on the steps of the lincoln memorial showed a native american elder, nathan phillips drumming and nick sandmann, a high school junior from covington high school catholic high school in kentucky inches away while sandmann's schoolmates chanted. it seems phillips was being treated disrespectfully. but within hours, more video
surfaced. >> what the hell is you see is crackers make america great again. >> reporter: the kids had been taunted by a small group of pro vok tears kno s -- provocateu. they shouted over them with that they say are school cheers, dozens jumping up and down, which is when phillips walked towards the group of student, beating his drum, he says to calm the combustible situation. what did you do when america was tearing itself apart? you turn your head? you walk away? or did you go in there, into the midst of it and say this is wrong? that's what i did. >> reporter: while philips said he heard the kids taunt him and the diocese and school initially condemned the students, the other videos told a more complex story. according to supporters of the kids -- >> all they're doing is waiting to get on a bus and they're
being yelled at by grown men. why are they the bad guys? >> reporter: ever since, social media has raged. the boys, nathan philips, and the media all taking it on the chin, depending on who is posting. and demonstrating how we now process events in realtime. maybe the most striking and ironic thing is that all this unfolded steps from the words of lincoln etched into the memorial. "let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> coming up next, why a new rule requiring hospitals to post their prices is not helping patients. and later, just days after a crash, prince philip is not eager to buckle up. [cell phone rings]
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anna werner found out, it is only adding to the confusion. >> reporter: nikki poag's emergency room visit left her for fearful of her hospital bill than her illness. poag says her insurance company only paid $3,000 of a $13,000 bill. >> i never dreamed i would be on the hook for $10,000. >> reporter: it's that kind of sticker shock, a new government rule requiring hospitals to post their prices online was supposed to fix. but jeannie pender, who runs clear health costs says of the hospitl's price lists -- >> and i do this for a living, actually, i'm confused by it. >> reporter: the first problem she says is lists like these are hard to interpret there are no uniform standards for how procedures and prices are described. so on this new york hospital's website, if you go to find out how much treatment for an ear infection will cost, its page will give you several listings for ear, but no clarity on what
you might actually pay. second, she says those list prices are too high because they don't factor in insurance payments or medicare's rates which are lower. is there any useful information for consumers in these lists of prices at all? >> i think the most useful information is that the prices are wildly inflated. >> reporter: some hospitals, like st. luke's university health net work in bethlehem, pennsylvania, have launched their own price checking pages. executive francine botek. >> a good next step for hospitals would be to provide greater transparency into what patients will actually be required to pay. out of pocket. >> one of the concerns pinder raises over those generally posted list prices is people may see them and not realize they don't take insurance and medicare into account. jeff, the concern is then they may not get the treatments because they may think they can't afford them because the list prices look so high. >> actually knowing what you're paying for something, what a
a clear case of pass interference here, but an official missed it, and that may have cost the new orleans saints a trip to the super bowl. the nfl may consider changing rules in the off-season so that pass interferences can be reviewable. the l.a. rams will play the patriots in super bowl liii right here on cbs sunday, february 3rd. britain's prince philip is driving again. at 97, he was spotted behind the wheel of a new landrover yesterday after flipping his suv. when hitting another car, he was
not wearing his seat belt. we'll be right back. we leave you here tonight with the words of dr. martin luther king jr., delivered in 1965 after he led thousands from selma to montgomery, alabama, demanding voting rights for all. good night. >> i come to say to you this afternoon however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long
because truth will rise again. how long? not long. because no lie can live forever. how long? not long because you shall reap what you sow. how long? not long because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. how long? not long because mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord. he is trampling out to visit where the grapes of wrath were stored. he is loosed his fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword. his truth is marching on. glory, hallelujah, glory, hallelujah, glory, hallelujah, glory, hallelujah, his truth is marching on.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. it's day 32 of the longest government shutdown in u.s. history, and president trump's latest offer to end the impasse was met with a simple response from democratic leaders of congress, no deal. at issue, of course, funding for the president's long promised border wall. meantime, 800,000 federal workers are not being paid, and a lot of them are being forced to work anyway, like airport security screeners. a growing number of them are deciding to call in sick. paula reid has the latest. >> it's a great day. it's a beautiful day. >> reporter: president trump paid a brief visit to the martin luther king jr. memorial in
washington today, joined by vice president pence, he laid wreath at the foot of the memorial and observed a moment of silence.e e partial government shutdown, two days after offering a deal democrats rejected. >> i am heam >> reporter: on saturday, in a televised address, the president offered three years of legal status for some refugees and immigrants brought here by undocumented parents in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall. democrats dismiss the president's offer almost immediately, in part because it did not address a path to citizenship for so-called dreamers. >> offering some of those protections that he took away back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but hostage-taking. >> reporter: unpaid federal workers are struggling to put food on the table. pop-up food banks like this one in washington gave away food to over a thousand federal workers this weekend. federal agencies are feeling the pain too. on sunday, 10% of tsa screeners called in sick, up from just 3% last year.
the security line at the new orleans airport snaked around the terminal today. rosa guzman works as a tsa screener at l.a.x. and says nobody expected the shutdown to last this long. >> i know a lot of officers are already looking for other jobs and they need to get money from somewhere to support their families and pay their bills. old man winter continues to have much of the nation in its icy grip. heavy snow over the weekend gave way to bone-chilling temperatures. how bone-chilling? how about 23 below zero. omar villafranca has the cold, hard facts from woodstock, vermont. >> reporter: temperatures tank in the northeast, with some parts of the country hovering around zero degrees. the high today in quechee, vermont was 1 degree, causing the town's falls to freeze over. the winter storm also dropped anywhere from 2 to 18 inches of snow. which made digging out a chilly chore in lackawanna county, pennsylvania.
>> probably let the car warm up for at least an hour, and then all the doors were frozen shut. the house door was froze shut. >> reporter: over the holiday weekend, the winter storm was blamed for multiple deaths, including a 12-year-old girl who was killed in illinois when the snow fort she built collapsed and trapped her inside. in missouri, slick roads caused a 15-car pileup, shutting down interstate 55 for hours. the storm system also dropped a tornado in wetumpka, alabama. outside of montgomery. incompetence the ef-2 twister had 135-mile-per-hour winds. six people were hurt, and several buildings were destroyed. >> it was just shake, shake, shake, shake, and then no rain, no nothing. i mean, just that quick, and it was -- you look up, and everything's gone. >> reporter: the snowstorm also caused problems at airports. just today, more than 4,000 flights were delayed and over 700 canceled.
there's another caravan of central american migrants marching up the spine of mexico. they want the get to the united states, but the mexican government is giving them another option. adriana diaz is in mexico. >> reporter: the line to enter mexico is so long, it stretches all the way to guatemala on this border bridge. thousands of migrants left honduras a week ago after word spread about a new caravan on facebook. the orderly lines are a stark contrast to october's caravan, where an influx overwhelmed the mexican government, creating a bottleneck on this same bridge where some jumped to swim to mexico instead. and migrants tore down a fence in a clash with police. this is that very spot where those fences were knocked down. and as you can see, the gate is now wide open. you just have to wait on a really long line. it's a result of mexico's new open door immigration policy that's just a week old. every migrant that enters legally first gets a bracelet.
this is their golden ticket to be able to enter mexico legally and then go through the process to be able to eventually get a humanitarian visa. that process is about five days. once inside, migrants are photographed, interviewed, fingerprinted, and even get iris recognition scans to keep track of who's entering. marco salonso who earned $4 a day back home left honduras a week ago with the group. what do you understand about the wall? [ speaking spanish ] he says he doesn't think the wall affects him. and if it does affect him, it doesn't matter. he'll be there fighting still. >> reporter: at the u.s. border in tijuana, less than 700 migrants from the october caravan are still waiting in hopes of getting asylum. . outrage over near the steps of the lincoln memorial.
it didn't help that some of the kids were wearing "make america great again" hats. it turns out there is another side to the story. here is jim axelrod. >> reporter: the first angle of what unfolded on the steps of the lincoln memorial showed a native american elder nathan phillips drumming, and nick sandmann, a high school junior from covington high school inches away while his schoolmates chanted. it semed phillips was being treated disrespectfully. >> what the hell you see is crackers with a make america great hat on. >> reporter: the kids from kentucky had been taunlted by a small group of african american provocateurs known as the black jewish. dozens jumping up and down. which is when phillips walked toward the group of students, beating his drum, he says, to
calm a combustible situation. >> what did you do when america was tearing itself apart? you turn your head? you walk away? or did you go in there, into the midst of it and say this is wrong? that's what i did. >> reporter: while philips said he heard the kids taunt him and the diocese and school initially condemned the students, the other videos told a more complex story. according to supporters of the kids -- >> all they're doing is waiting to get on a bus and they're being yelled at by grown men. why are they the bad guys? >> reporter: ever since, social media has raged. the boys, nathan philips, and the media all taking it on the chin, depending on who is posting. and demonstrating how we now process events in realtime. maybe the most striking and ironic thing is that all this unfolded steps from the words of lincoln etched into the memorial.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." the future of retail is taking shape 7,000 miles away in china. more and more chinese are leaving their cash and credit cards at home when they go out shopping, or even to dinnerment they're paying with their smartphones. in fact, they're doing a lot with those phones. seth doane has the story. >> reporter: it's lunchtime in shanghai, and there are plenty of cooks in this restaurant's kitchen, but when the food is ready, you won't see any wait staff. instead dishes are delivered by these robol pods on a high-tech track that quickly guides them to their destination. i have never seen anything like this before. have you seen anything like this before you came here?
>> this customer says this is so classy and fun, a and toodiseli. the robot restaurant is inside a rapidly growing chinese grocery store chain called huma. that's piphippo in mandarin, wh almost everything is done digitally. it's owned by alibaba, one of the largest ecommerce companies on the planet. it also owns ali pay, the most used digital payment service in china. its chairman, jack ma is trying to reinvent brick and mortar retail by merging it with ecommerce, designing physical stores around our smartphones. he calls it new retail. the entire experience at these stores is based around their app. you can scan every single product that they have on the shelves, for instance, with this lettuce, you can find out which day it was delivered to the store, at what temperature, on which truck, and they even give you recipes for what you can make with it. but these people will also do your shopping for you. online orders show up on workers' devices.
they grab the goods off the shelves and a conveyor belt whisks the bags to the become of the store. the food is boxed up and rolled out to a delivery driver who then brings it directly to the customer's house, all in about 30 minutes. >> china's become the laboratory for creating new models of innovation for online to offline retail sales. >> who is buying coffee right now? >> reporter: sean ryan runs chinese market research group in shanghai. he says china is two to three years ahead of the u.s. when it comes to merging ecommerce and traditional retail. >> all of the new concepts for retail is starting with the mobile phone at the center of the experience. while in the united states, most of the retailers like a walmart are trying to force a ecommerce experience on to brick and mortar. >> reporter: amazon does have its amazon go stores where purchases are made through their app, and no checkout is required. but in roughly the same time that it launched eight stores in the u.s., alibaba has rolled out
100 huma stores in china, where you can even pay with facial recognition because nobody here carries cash. yeah, no cash. >> no cash. i have no cash. >> reporter: have there been problems with growth this big and this fast? >> so huma has become so popular and has grown so fast in the last year that we're starting to hear concerns about quality control, especially in their produce. >> reporter: and now its competitors such as jd.com are launching their own brick and mortar grocery stores, aiming for the higher end of the market. but alibaba hopes to remain in the new retail drivers seat, but even changing the way people buy cars. chinese consumers can now browse makes and models on an app on their phones, and then come here to this giant automobile vending machine for a test drive. they pick up a car at an unmanned kiosk and drive it for up to three day, all without ever having to deal with high
pressure salespeople. is this also the future of retail in the u.s.? >> so what's happening in china with online to offline shopping and shopping through your mobile phone is the future of global retail. >> reporter: that future may be more convenient and efficient, though we may also find we miss though we may also find we miss a certain human touch. though we may also find we miss a certain human touch. (alex trebek) but you don't need any of those numbers to get affordable life insurance. you just need this number. i'm alex trebek, and if you're between age 50 and 85, this is the number to call about the number one most popular whole life insurance plan available through the colonial penn program. coverage options start at just $9.95 a month. with no health questions and no medical exam, you can't be turned down for any medical reason.
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fans of country music will soon have a brand-new museum in the down hometown of philadelphia, mississippi. it's theountry music star marty stuart. he has been recording and touring with country legends since he was 13 years old, and collecting all the memorabilia he finds along the way. mark strassmann reports. ♪ ♪ later on you're a grown man cry ♪ >> reporter: on stage, marty stuart always sparkles. from his cowboy clothes to his v virtuosity on the guitar and mandolin. but this country star has also had a side gig for 40 years. >> say hello to george jones' boots. ♪ and you're as smooth >> hello, george jones' boots.
>> reporter: as the keeper of nashville's memories. ♪ ♪ how about cooking something up with me ♪ >> reporter: one rhinestone suit at a time, stuart has built one of the largest collections of country music memorabilia in the world, 20,000 pieces in all. a trove of hillbilly treasures. >> it's a great guitar. >> reporter: we all saw this when it was stored in a warehouse outside nashville. but as you're about to hear, all these boots, hats, and guitars. -- so you still play it? >> absolutely. >> reporter: all this cowboy couture and history seemed headed for a trip to the dump. >> these were treasures that were slipping away, getting lost. and there came a time in my life what do i do with the nickels and dimes i'm making? buy stocks and bonds or what i love the most? ♪ i need one good honky tonk
angel ♪ >> reporter: stuart is now 60. we caught up with him recently on his bus as he toured with his band, the fabulous superlatives. ♪ they knew my name at every bar in town ♪ >> reporter: country music had him hooked at the age of 5 when he got his first cowboy guitar. >> my local radio station, whoc in philadelphia, mississippi, 1490 on your radio, a thousand watts of pure pleasure. it was a beautiful station. i loved everything i heard, but it was country music that touched my heart. ♪ >> reporter: as true today as it was when you first heard it? >> well, the thing that country music is parody for sometimes. let's talk about it. trains? drinking, cheatin', jailhouses, rambling, hoe bboing. every one of those subject matters is still relevant.
♪ >> reporter: in 1972, stuart, a self-taught prodigy joined lester flats' legendary bluegrass band. he was 13. ♪ i fell into a burning ring of fire ♪ >> reporter: and by age 21, playing backup for johnny cash. ♪ a string of solo hits came in the 1990s, including "tempted." and "hillbilly rock." ♪ doing a little thing called the hillbilly rock ♪ >> reporter: but then country music had changed, gone corporate. country's roots seemed at the edge of nothing. ♪ >> reporter: patsy cline's train case for $75 in a junk store in
nashville about 1980 or '81. and i thought this is wrong. this is wrong. i thought there is a bigger mission here. and it became my heart to preserve, hang on to, promote and further the cultural of country music any way i could. >> reporter: he bought patsy cline's case and started collecting what others had forgotten. >> roy rogers. >> reporter: or left by the curb. >> this is wearable art. and the artist that created these things, everything is hand-stitched. everything is hand-sewn, and there is a lot of work in these suits. and they just deserved to not be thrown away. >> reporter: one warehouse of leftover treasures became three warehouses. you get the idea. this suit belonged to the hillbilly shakespeare, hank iams. ♪ tried so hard >> reporter: you must have a soft spot for certain artists, yes? >> well, it's hard not to love
hank williams. >> reporter: from hank williams. more memorabilia, as original as it gets. ♪ >> this is hank williams' manuscript of "your cold, cold heart" signed and dated. >> reporter: november 23rd, 1950. >> and i would respectfully submit to all my songwriting brothers and sisters, when you stand in the museum, a handwritten manuscript has more charm than e-mail. ♪ ♪ ever since the fire went out >> reporter: and then there is his collection of cash. ♪ i'm going to mess around >> reporter: johnny cash. >> this is interesting. i love this suit. >> reporter: john nay anycash became known as the man in black. this was the first, first black performance suit of john. that's the one right there. >> reporter: oh, yeah. stuart has a lot of johnny cash. his next-door neighbor and for a time his father-in-law when
stuartas married tosh ♪ san quinten, you've been living hell to me ♪ >> reporter: is john's original manuscript of the song "san quinton ♪ . his warm-up versus, folsom prison blues. ♪ >> reporter: where did most of this stuff come from? >> john gave it to me. >> reporter: he want you'd to have it? >> yes. ♪ everyone i know goes away in the end ♪ >> reporter: stuart also took this, the last photo of cash four days before he died. >> looks like an old president, doesn't he? ♪ rides 20 miles on a midnight train, just to go fishing in the pouring rain ♪ >> reporter: stuart toured last year with five-time grammy winner chris stapleton.
he says marty showed up one day carrying an old guitar. >> and i looked and it had "cash" inlaid on it. is that johnny cash's guitar? yep, it used to belong to johnny cash, and before that it belonged to hank williams, and now it belongs to marty. ♪ >> he was just in there to play it and write songs on it, and it was the coolest thing in the world. >> reporter: stuart's collection of cool things, valued at roughly $25 million, has been moved to his hometown of philadelphia, mississippi, where he hopes to break ground in 2021 on a permanent display of his treasures. this is your presidential library? >> the congress of country music in philadelphia, mississippi is absolutely my dream presidential library. ♪ just keep moving on, and on and on ♪ >> those items, they empower me. when i pick up hank williams' guitar, or that first suit that johnny cash wore on the stage,
last week we told you about a giant great white shark loitering in the waters off of hawaii. one group of divers took dramatic video of themselves swimming around the killer fish, and now it's turned into a tourist attraction, which could be dangerous, if the thing ever gets hungry, that is. here is carter evans. >> reporter: gracefully appearing from the deep and dwarfing nearby divers, the shark affectionately named deep blue is one of the largest great whites ever documented. marine biologist ocean ramsey, seen here swimming with the shark on tuesday is still in awe. >> i never would have imagined that a massive, beautiful great white looks like she's pregnant female would swim up. >> reporter: deep blue was first spotted this week
e'imat t mor than 20 feet long, weighing about 2 1/2 tons, as much as a large suv. >> coming around, coming around. >> reporter: she is already a star in the scientific community. researchers have been tracking her for years, but say she hasn't been seen up close since 2015. ramsey says she documented her encounter to change the public perception of sharks. >> the message i really hope to get across with these beautiful images and video to show that they aren't the mindless man eaters, that they're so often portrayed of in the media like the movie "jaws." they deserve a high level of respect and they need protection. >> deep blue is so famous, she has her own twitter page. and cameras cam cher her every move when she decides to make a special appearance. wildlife photographer kimberly jeffreys who took these new photos of the shark says shots like these are especially rare because great whites are naturally reclusive creatures. >> their habits are so different from ours.
they make these really deep dives during the day and then come up to the surface briefly. so it's no wonder we don't see them. >> reporter: but since these latest images hit the internet, the shark's new feeding ground is attracting amateurs who want to get up close and personal to the great white. >> social media is definitely whipping this into a frenzy. >> reporter: jason is the chief enforcement officer with the land and natural resources warned visitors about trying to have their own dive with the animal. >> this is a dangerous mix where we do have sharks in the water. we do have a lot of public intered really would behoove everyone not to compromise their safety. it's just not worth it. >> reporter: what do you say to those people who might see your pictures and think that shark is still out there. i can go get a selfie with her. >> i would strongly advise against people purposefully jumping in the water with a great white shark. and i wouldn't even be in the water if i wasn't there purposely trying to document record ids and behavior and trying to share that with the
public so we can hopefully be erbetter co-exist. >> reporter: carter evans, los angeles. >> and that's the "overnight ♪ it's tuesday, january 22nd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." a second round of know for people in the central u.s. as a new winter storm system makes its way across the country and the deep freeze continues in the northeast. with the government shutdown now in its second month, workers prepare to miss another paycheck. and teachers in los angeles return to the picket lines this morning, after strikes begin a second week.