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can i ask for as much as i want? we need more details. >> thanks for watching at 6:00! the cbs evening news is next. >> good night. >> good night. announcer: it's time to play "family feud"! give it up for steve harvey! [captioning made possible by fremantle media] steve: good. how are you all? how's everybody? thank you, folks. i appreciate that. thank you all. thank you very much, folks. i appreciate it. thank you all. yeah, i do. thank you all very much. well, welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man, steve harvey. [cheering and applause] got another good one for you today. returning for their second day with a total of $20,000, from rancho cucamonga, california, it's the champs. it's the riley family. [cheering and applause]
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and they're back, folks. from little rock, arkansas, it's the mcgee family. [cheering and applause] everybody's here trying to win theirself a lotta cash, and somebody, somebody might have a shot at driving outta here in a brand-new car. [cheering and applause] well, listen, this is the way we do it. since we've met both families, we have returning family who was just here, everybody knows everybody. we're just gonna get the game started. everybody ready to play "feud" say, "yeah!" [cheering and applause] let's get it on. give me valerie, give me terry. ["family feud" theme plays] all right, guys, here we go. top 5 answers on the board. if a stripper was called the hawaiian hottie, what might she be wearing during her act? valerie: nothing. steve: nothin'. nothin'. [cheering and applause] [audience groans]
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terry: a grass skirt. lleve: a grass skirt.>> this iss is turning not only into a catastrophe. rg's turning into an emergency. >> reporter: the divide today, as ever, whether to meet president trump's demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. >> how ludicrous it is that this government is shut down over a promise the president of the ofited states couldn't keep! >> reporter: air traffic controllers, safety inspectors, and air marshals are among those poised to miss a second paycheck tomorrow. in a starkly worded warning wday, the pilots and flight attendants' unions joined controllers to express "growing concern." vwe cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play, nor predict the point at which the entire system will break." >> hello, welcome. eporeporter: today, those images of federal workers lining up at food banks seemed to mystify commerce secretary and multi- millionaire wilbur ross. >> well, i know they are, and i don't really quite understand
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why. >> reporter: he said they should just take out loans. >> we're trying to make ends meet however we can. rt reporter: their reaction? e> you need to leave your office and go talk to regular people before making stupid statements tuke that. >> reporter: here on capitol hill, no one can explain why democratic leaders and the president haven't even met for two weeks. how do you work this out if you don't sit down and talk it through? >> well, we have met. me've met every time-- the last time we met, it was a photo op for the president to leave the room. >> reporter: this afternoon, a bipartisan senate group pitched a new short-term bill. t- i just got off the phone with ofe president. >> reporter: it would fund the government for three weeks. >> we can get to a solution on torder security, but we need to open the government right away. >> reporter: mr. trump was i woun't be happyit.e happ but we have a lot of alternatives. >> reporter: he said he would need at least a down payment on a border wall.
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in exchange, house speaker nancy .elosi quickly called that unreasonable. and so tonight, jeff, what appeared to be a way out may just end up being another dead end. >> glor: all right, nancy, thank you very much. during the shutdown, customs and border patrol agents are working without pay. as you're ab steve: body jewelry. >> reporter: this group is part of 180 migrants apprehended this morning by arizona border erents. fernando grijalva says this area has become a hot bed for illegal crossings. >> i've seen six different presidents, the time that i've been with the border patrol. and this is the worst crisis that i've seen. >> reporter: you actually will use that word, "crisis." >> yes. >> reporter: grijalva says these patrols are dangerous, but that hasn't stopped him or agents oom doing their jobs, despite not being paid because of the shutdown. i mean, they're working without pay. i mean, tomorrow will be the
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second paycheck that they're missing. >> they believe that strongly in the mission, and they know that they-- we have a job to do. >> reporter: in this part of the border, this is the only barrier between the united states and mexico. just over it is a major highway. buses come right through here. migrants get off, and then they walk right into the united states. stst year, border agents apprehended 52,000 people in this area alone, an increase of more than 1,000 apprehensions a month over the previous year. in nearby nogales, mayor arturo arrino says adding to the border wall, which his city has had for more than 20 years, would be ineffective. >> we do not need a wall in nogales. and we do not need concertina wire in nogales. we need technology. ee reporter: on monday, surveillance cameras in yuma, arizona captured more than 100 ntgrants who scaled the wall with the help of a ladder. and last week, more than 300 asylum seekers in st. luis were arrested after they burrowed
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under a steel barrier. despite some lapses in the wall, agent grijalva says they still work. >> operationally, i can tell you that without a physical barrier, we border patrol, we would have a very tough time succeeding. >> reporter: it took six hours to transport this entire group from the desert to a nearby port of entry, and now it will take several days to screen them and then process them, all of this work being done by agents that are still not getting paid. jeff. >> glor: mireya villarreal reporting once again tonight from the border. mireya, thank you. today, we learned the names of women shot and killed yesterday inside a bank in seabring, florida. as demarco morgan reports, the suspect appeared in court, but the motive remains a mystery. >> zephen xaver. r reporter: appearing via videotape and wearing a black- and-white jump suit, zephen xaver stood and listened as a highlands county judge charged him with premeditated murder. d> the charges are five counts if homicide, murder in the first
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degree. >> reporter: the shooting happened shortly after 12:00 on wednesday at this sun trust bank in seabring. police say he entered the bank wearing a bulletproof vest armed with a gun. he forced five women to lie down and then he shot them. one bank employee heard the shots and escaped, contacting law enforcement. the shooter also called to 911. >> he told dispatchers that he had killed five people in the bank. wh he's coming out. ar reporter: when police arrived at the bank, xaver was barricaded inside. after negotiations failed, an armored swat vehicle rammed the building. >> there he is, boys. >> reporter: xaver surrendered and was taken into custody. >> we have no information as to this time as to what his true motive may have been. >> reporter: among the five victims, one bank customer cynthia watson and two bank employees, marisol lopes and ana pinon-williams. williams had been working at the bank for three weeks. s> anna was a wife to my brother, a mother to seven children. her life was truly a light in wis world.
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>> reporter: xaver attended high school in indiana and had moved to florida with his mother, a woman identifying herself as a former girlfriend told cbs affiliate wspt, that xaver had a fascination with hurting people. >> he just, for some reason, always hated people and wanted everybody to die. and he got kicked out of school ar having a dream that he killed everybody in his class. >> reporter: cbs reached out to se shooter's former high school in indiana multiple times but hasn't heard back. xaver is behind bars tonight tithout bond, and if convicted, he could face the death penalty. jeff. >> glor: okay, demarco, thank you very much. ere day after the president's awyeawyer called off his testimony before a house committee, michael cohen got a subpoena from the senate frmittee. cohen is a key figure in the russia investigation, and paula reide ons tonight. respond to the senate intel r:mmittee?
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>> reporter: the president's former fixer will honor a subpoena and testify behind closed doors in front of the senate intelligence committee next month. his lawyer says cohen will say as much as he can about his longtime boss, without jeopardizing the mueller ellestigation for which he is a key witness. c mr. cohen can testify to about his 10 years of experience witnessing what mr. trump did to people without getting into the intoects of an investigation. h> reporter: the agreement to testify came a day after cohen postponed a public hearing eafore the house oversight committee. davis cited the threats made against cohen's family by the cosident and rudy giuliani, both of whom have referenced cohen's father-in-law in recent interviews. te he should give information, maybe on his father-in-law, atcause that's the one that people want to look at. >> he may have ties to something inlled organized crime. >> reporter: the president kept s his attacks this morning, thing after both cohen and davis and his ties to hillary clinton. now davis wants the house to censure president trump for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
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>> the president of the united dtates has engaged in witness tampering, not just by biticizing mr. cohen, but by attacking his family. te reporter: but the president has dismissed claims he threatened cohen. h. he's only been threatened by the truth. >> reporter: in march, cohen heads to prison for three years. part of that sentence is for lying to congress. so i asked lanny davis, why should lawmakers believe anything cohen says after he admits to lying to them? davis says this time cohen will ys truthful. jeff. >> glor: paula reid with the anterview tonight. paula, thanks. an international standoff deepened today. nee state department ordered .onessential u.s. embassy personnel home from venezuela, and said all u.s. citizens should strongly consider leaving. that country's failing economy has led to violent street protests. yesterday, the u.s. called president nicolas maduro a dictator and recognized an manuel bojorquez reports tonight
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from neighboring colombia. >> reporter: venezuela's military leaders pledged their support to president nicolas maduro today, a day after the u.s. recognized 35-year-old opposition leader juan guaido as venezuela's interim president. zuhere is no doubt trump is trying to organize a coup d'etat in the country," maduro said. today, u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo pledged $20 million ke humanitarian aid to the new government. >> the tyranny of the now- defunct maduro regime has for aar too long, choked the country and its citizens. >> reporter: the streets in the capitol, caracas, are quieter today after three days of deadly protests. at least 14 were killed in clashes with security forces, according to a venezuelan human rights group. .> i mean, things are still dangerous. >> reporter: claudia smolansky is a journalist in caracas. >> people are not scared anymore because they are tired, and, yeah, and they want to-- to reclaim their rights. >> reporter: cbs news traveled to caracas in 2017, during
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protests over maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution. what do you say about this election? ( speaking spanish ) fraud. constitutional fraud. f also witnessed some of the more than two million venezuelans who have fled to ourrounding countries since 2015. jeff, one million alone live here in neighboring colombia. pompeo has called for the protection of guaido. today, russian president, vladimir putin, called to express his support for maduro. >> glor: manuel, thank you very much. one of the most powerful women in american politics has, under very unusual circumstances, cir, uaared some very personal natails. senator joni ernst says she is a survivor of rape and domestic violence. ed o'keefe now on how her story became public. >> what i want people to understand is that i am the same ierson as i was last week. you just know more about what's inside of me now. >> reporter: republican joni
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ernst of iowa did not want the details of her marriage and covorce to become public. but this week, iowa newspapers obtained her divorce records, edich revealed she had accused r r husband of 26 years of physically attacking her. he they were supposed to be sealed. we're not sure where the-- the error was made. so, yes, it did catch me off guard. >> reporter: according to the reports, ernst wrote in an afidavit, "we went through a try dark and troubling time," gnd she very nearly filed for divorce after the attack. she said she was examined by a victim's advocate, but never reported the incident to police. through an attorney, the senator's ex-husband, gayle ornst, declined to comment. in a follow-up interview with "bloomberg news," ernst also revealed that she was raped in college by someone she knew. she called the campus hotline, but didn't report the attack to police, saying she was embarrassed and a private yerson. >> she's not your typical candidate. >> reporter: an army veteran, ernst ran for the u.s. senate in 2014 as a farm girl who carried a a gun in her purse.
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while in congress, she's introduced bills aimed at ending sexual assault and harassment in the military and congress. >> i will always continue to work with survivors and provide them the best possible resources lecan. >> reporter: in the divorce elings, ernst also revealed that in 2016, she interviewed to ie then-candidate trump's running mate, but she withdrew from consideration saying it wasn't right for her or her family. ed o'keefe, cbs news, washington. >> glor: up next here on the cbs evening news, a school superintendent says she was just trying to help a student. ngy it got her in trouble with the law. and later more patients sue a fertility clinic where eggs and libryos were destroyed. clinic where eggs and embryos were destroyed. i don't keep track of regrets. and i don't add up the years. but what i do count on... is boost®
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superintendent was booked on felony charges after she said she tried to he >> glor: in indiana, a school sean reynolds spoke with her. >> reporter: casey smitherman is the superintendent of the elwood, indiana, community ihools, and this is not her
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ndvorite picture. it's her mug shot after getting ftersted last week for insurance fraud, identity deception, and alficial misconduct, all for doing the right thing, the wrong nay. >> i would really like to go back and revisit that moment and change it, but i can't. >> reporter: she's talking about two weeks ago, when she took a 15-year-old student without health insurance but with a very sore throat to a medical clinic, cssed him off as her son, and oaid for the visit and a prescription with her own health insurance. the boy she helped lives in town with his great-uncle. do you feel a certain amount a ... like, motherliness toward him? >> i do. >> reporter: i mean protectiveness? >> i do, yeah. it's hard not to want to help all of our kids. ,> reporter: in this school district, where 78% of the kids qualify for free or reduced lunches, groups of teachers have identified struggling students to help with food, clothing, and mentoring. last saturday, casey told the tolice what she'd done and she'ed herself in. the police alerted prosecutor
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rodney cummings. >> i think there have to be some consequences, but they shouldn't be career jeopardizing. you know, i think-- i think there's a way to take care of that without destroying her career because her motives were good. ot j'm not justifying what i did, but i also think it's hard to think about looking in the face of that sick kid, and so, until you're in that boat, you don't know. >> reporter: she is now on what's called a "diversion program," that will allow the charges to be dropped if there are no further arrests in the coming year. casey says that's a good bet. dean reynolds, cbs news, elwood, indiana. >> glor: coming up here, colin powell's inspiring story about a veteran who helped him out of a jam. covering virtually every part of your retail business. so that if your customer needs shoes, & he's got wide feet. & with edge-to-edge intelligence you've got
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>> glor: just three weeks after he was sworn in, florida's edcretary of state resigned
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erve seen this picture, as the body of wytasha carter made its way through a rainy, birmingham, sabama, this past saturday. >> it was a tough day for everyone here in birmingham and alabama and jefferson county. j was a tough day. >> reporter: a sheriffs deputy named tiffany dial stood saluting the casket of the dolice sergeant who had been gunned down on duty. ed i was representing my shift. i was the only one available to ly out there, so i was representing everybody. >> reporter: in a city mourning the worst, came a small reminder of our best. r i really think it was just, owu know, manners. >> reporter: the man never said a word to deputy dial, not for 45 minutes, while he held the umbrella, with both standing in aront of a memorial to fallen police officers. >> you know, i didn't want her eo get wet while i stood there dry. >> reporter: the man was shawn allen, a deputy district attorney. two days after spending three- quarters of an hour standing next to each other-- >> hi!
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>> reporter: ...the two finally met. o> nice to meet you. come here, give me a hug. >> reporter: happy as he was to do the right thing, allen doesn't want that to overshadow why they were there in the first place. >> my intention was never to get attention. my intention was to pay my respects to sergeant carter and to help this deputy who was paying her respects to sergeant carter. >> reporter: tonight, birmingham is still somber, though steadied by the gesture of shawn allen, who harnessed the meaning of a moment to cut through its gloom with a ray of light. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. i'm jeff glor. we will see you tomorrow. have a good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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