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negotiations. it's a very serious allegation. >> yes. this is not one person, many. it is not -- it is an open secret. everyone know about that. >> reporter: kabul furiously denies supporting isis, and says it's the taliban who do, a deep distrust further complicating the u.s.' push for peace. norah. >> thank you. the coast guard said it was suspending the search at sunset this evening for two firefighters missing at sea. brian mccluney and justin walker, both in their 30s, took off on a fishing trip last friday from port canaveral, florida. a massive search covered more than 100,000 square miles. a tackle bag was the only clue. fellow firefighters prayed this morning for their safe return. travelers were put on notice today, you may not be able to board a plane next year unless you first mack a stop at the d.m.v. to get what's called a real i.d. it's a new level of security i thwake oe 9/11tt
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transportation correspondent kris van cleave tells us what the real i.d. is all about. >> starting october 2020 of next year you have to have the gold that way you'll being compliant with the real i.d. act. >> reporter: at airports across the u.s., t.s.a. officers are breaking the news to flyers. >> you have to have the gold star. >> reporter: many will need a round trip to the d.m.v. before october 2020. >> not necessarily looking forward to the process. >> reporter: or they may not be able to fly. they'll need new real i.d.s, a new secure driver's license that will be required to access airport checkpoints and to enter federal buildings. how many of the folks coming through here have i.d.s that are compliant? that you're seeing? >> roughly about 50%. so we still have to make the general public aware to go to the d.m.v. now. that way you won't wait until the last minute. >> reporter: new signs are up at the airports alerting passengers for the need for a new i.d., with a star like this in the upper right-hand corner. we found mark harris at the maryland d.m.v. to get his new real
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i.d.-compliant license requires showing a valid i.d., passport or birth certificate, proof of social security number, date of birth and two items that prove state residency. >> it was a lot of documents. i was surprised how many you needed of each. >> reporter: the real i.d. act was passed in the wake of 9/11 after several of the hijackers improperly obtained state-issued i.d.s. today, many in the t.s.a. line at reagan national airport had no idea of last year's deadline. >> it was a surprise, it was a surprise. but i guess you have to follow the rules and regulations. to fly. >> reporter: how excited were you to go to the d.m.v.? to get a driver's license? >> nobody is excited to go to the d.m.v. >> i need to go to the d.m.v. as well. kris, what happens if you show up next october with your old i.d.? >> reporter: well, the t.s.a. says they're still trying to figure out what the procedure will be. they're hoping people use the next 13 months to go and get the ride i.d. of course, if you have your passport, military i.d., or an
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enhanced driver's license, it will get you through the checkpoint. >> i do have a passport, kris, thank you. wildfires raging in brazil's rain forest are so large, the smoke can be seen from space. the rainforest produces about 20% of the planet's oxygen, and the environmental disaster is caution an international outcry. here is meg oliver. >> reporter: wildfires are sweeping through the amazon rain forest at an alarming rate. in brazil alone, there have been more than 70,000 fires this year, an 84% increase compared to 2018, and reportedly more than 9,000 in the past week. >> we're seeing fires from satellite data. >> reporter: ruth defries, a professor of ecology at columbia university, monitors satellite data deforestation in the amazon. so why are we seeing thousands and thousands of fires in the rainforest right now? >> those fires indicate there's more deforestation. there are more people clearing the forest. >> reporter: deforestation and
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dry conditions are chiefly to blame for the fires, but many conservationists hold brazil's new president responsible for reducing funding for environmental agencies and relaxing restriction on logging. >> since he came into power, he has been stripping protections from the amazon. from the amazon and other forests in brazil, and encouraging farmers to set fire to land and clear it. >> reporter: the rainforest is considered the lungs of the world, critical to absorbing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the earth's atmosphere. these fires are raising alarms globally. just tonight, french president emmanuel macron tweeted, "our house is burning," calling the wildfires "an international crisis." norah? >> thank you. and next major phone companies cracking down on annoying and often fraudulent robocalls. later, a basketball great is honored with the nation's highest civilian honor. and a hook-up bar for sharks looking for love.
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top law enforcement officials declared war today on robocalls. more than 4.5 billion were made in this country last month alone. anna werner has reported extensively on this problem and has our update. >> there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment. >> reporter: calls like these aim to steal money from consumers. >> call back at the earliest possible number before we begin legal proceedings. >> reporter: and state officials want them stopped. so today, 51 attorneys general announced an agreement with 12 major carriers designed to clamp down on illegal robocalls. >> every single american is absolutely sick and tired of illegal robocalls. >> reporter: arkansas attorney general leslie rutlege: >> they're costing too many arkansans, too many americans their life savings. >> reporter: the companies have agreed to take certain voluntary
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steps, including offering free call blocking to consumers, deploying a system that labels fake calls, and quickly tracing the source of suspicious calls. patrick howley is with. telecom. >> people just aren't answering calls anymore. us. 'sr umer >> i tnk thi an rtant >> reporter: maureen mahoney, with "consumer reports" says there are still hurdles to jump through before those calls stop. >> it's important that phone companies are required to implement these tools, and that there are penalties if they fail to comply. >> reporter: not all companies are part of this, so there's still a ways to go in getting everyone on the same page. and there's no timeline, norah, for those 12 major phone companies to make good on these voluntary promises. >> we need relief. anna, thank you. coming up, showing the colors in the skies over new york.
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he called himself the luckiest man on the planet. there was a spectacular show in the skies over new york today. 19 military jets streaking red, white, and blue. they included members of the air force thunderbirds and britain's red arrows. it's all leading up to an international air show this weekend. and bei bei makes four. the giant panda celebrated his fourth birthday today at the national zoo in washington. he was treated to a frozen cake made of fruit, carrots, sweet potatoes, sugarcane and of course bamboo. bei bei belongs to china so this is going to be his last birthday in the u.s. before he is shipped home. next, they're hungry for love, and a shark is a good catch.
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finally tonight, birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so says cole porter. well, sharks do it, too. so says mark phillips, who watched them in the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: something happens in the shallow waters off the dry tortuga islands 70 miles west of key west, florida, that happens nowhere else. every year like clockwork, sharks gather here for their annual underwater mating dance, and the scientists gather as well to catch them. >> they love this place. >> reporter: this is a, what, shark dating bar? >> it is.
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it's a singles bar for sharks. >> reporter: wes pratt and nick whitney from the new england aquarium: >> this is the only place in the world where you can study shark mating behavior on a reliable basis. >> reporter: they've developed a sly technique-- moving towards the sharks as they've got their minds on something else, and netting them. it's the kind of thing you better get right the first time. >> nice! >> reporter: these are nurse sharks, not the most fearsome species, but they can still take a chunk out of you when disturbed, and this is the definition of "disturbed." >> before we started, almost nothing was known about shark mating behavior. this particular species is a window into that world. white sharks, blue sharks, hammerheads all mate like this. >> reporter: and they're all threatened. landed as bycatch by fishermen and caught deliberately for food in some parts of the world. without enough sharks at the top of the food chain, the rest of
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the marine world is out of whack. >> so, yes, sharks need our help. they need our research. >> reporter: technology is helping that research. wes and nick not only tag the sharks. they attach cameras and instruments that track movement. the devices float to the surface after a few days, revealing whether the animal has found a partner. >> there he goes! >> reporter: they don't just study the sharks here. they get attached to them, naming them. this female, they gave a special name in honor of our visit. >> all right. there she goes, shark norah. >> reporter: nurse shark norah, off pushing the bounds of science. mark phillips, cbs news, in the dry tortugas. >> well, it's not that often that you have a shark named after you. thank you. there are plenty of fish in the sea as they say. thank you so much for joining k. , and good nig
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news". >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. the united states is one step closer to ending the longest war in our history, the 18-year conflict in afghanistan has cost nearly 3,000 american military lives, left more than 20,000 others wounded, and cost the u.s. taxpayer more than a trillion dollars. u.s. negotiators are wrapping up another round of peace talks with the taliban ina. imtyaz tyab said the talks are going well. >> reporter: it took 18 years of
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fighting, more than 3,000 coalition lives lost, and teniv to see the u.s. sit down with the taliban. but the group still refuses to blame al qaeda for 9/11. in 2019, the taliban agrees al qaeda was behind 9/11, september 11 attacks in the united states and that osama bin lauden was the mastermind of this attack? >> you say, but still i don't know. there is not a transparent investigation. >> reporter: cbs news has learned any agreement with the u.s. requires the taliban to make a public break with al qaeda and includes a verification system that ensures the taliban stops any terror groups from operating from their soil to attack america again. the u.s.-backed afghan government which is absent from these talks, has its own worries. the taliban is accusing political leaders in kabul of supporting and sponsoring isis
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in an effort to scuttle the negotiations. >> it's a very serious allegation. >> yes. this is not one person, not a person, many. and it is not a -- it is an open secret. everyone know about that. >> reporter: kabul furiously disagrees with supporting isis. a deep distrust further complicating the u.s.'s push for peace. >> in the wake of the september 11th attacks, the 9/11 commission issued a series of recommendations to make air travel safer. that included stricter identification standards for anyone getting on a plane. well, real i.d. takes effect next year. kris van cleave explains. >> october 2020 of next year, okay, you have to have your gold star on your i.d. that way you'll be in compliance with the real i.d. act. >> reporter: across the u.s. t.s.a. officers are break being the news to fliers. >> you have to have the gold star. >> reporter: many will need a round trip to the dmv before
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2020. >> not necessarily looking forward to the process. >> reporter: or they may not be able to fly. they'll need new real i.d.s, a new secure driver's license that will be required to access checkpoints and enter federal buildings. >> how many of the folks coming through here have i.d.s that are compliant that you're seeing? >> roughly 50%, so we still have to make the general public aware to go tote dmv now so they won't wait till the last minute. >> reporter: new signs are up alerting passengers to the new i.d. with a star like this one in the upper right corner. we found mark harris at the maryland d is mv to get his new real i.d. license showing a valid i.d., passport or birth certificate, proof of social security number, date of birth, and two items that prove state residency. >> it is a lot of documents. i'm surprised how many of you needed of each. >> reporter: the real i.d. was passed in the wake of 9/11 after several high jackers obtained improperly obtained state i.d.s. many in the reagan national
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airport had no idea of next year's deadline. >> it was a surprise, it was a surprise. but, you know, i guess you have to follow the rules and regulations to fly. >> reporter: how excited are you about going to the dmv to get a new driver's license? >> no one is excited to go to the dmv, especially with busy people. >> reporter: the tsa said they're still trying to figure out what the procedure will be. hopefully people use the next 13 months to get the right i.d. of course, if you have your passport, military i.d. or you're in a state that has an enhanced driver's license those will all continue to get you through checkpoint. >> a man in florida could face up to 30 years in prison after killing a man in an argument over a handicap parking space. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: in the taped interview with detectives, michael drejka explained the moment he jrue his gun after being shoved to the gun by marqise mcglockton last year during an argument over a parking handicap spot.
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>> reporter: but prosecutors say surveillance video from the clearwater florida convenience store in july of last year shows mcglockton who was unarmed actually stepped back. >> reporter: initially drejka was not arrested as the county sheriff determined he was protected by florida's stand your ground law which allows a person to use deadly force against a threat with no requirement to retreat. after an investigation prosecutors decided to charge him with manslaughter. drejka's attorneys are arguing self-defense. >> i didn't know who this strange suspicious man was. >> reporter: mcglockton was at the store with his girlfriend britt any jacobs and their three children. she testified yesterday she and drejka got into a heated
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argument after he saw them park in a handicap spot without a placard. >> i wanted to push him away and leave me and my babies alone. >> reporter: the prosecution rested. it is unclear whether the defense will put drejka on the stand. that's considered a risky move because it would open him up to aggressive cross-examination. >> brazil's president insists he is not to blame for the thousands of wildfires raging through the amazon rain forest. jair bolsonaro has encouraged deforestation as a way to encourage economic growth. now he says the fires are the work of his political opponents. meg oliver reports. >> reporter: wildfires are sweeping through the amazon rain forest at an alarming rate. in brazil alone there have been more than 07,000 fires this year and 84% increase compared to 2018. and reportedly more than 9,000 in the pastta >> reporter: ruth, a professor of ecology at columbia
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university, monitors satellite data of deforestation in the amazon. why are we seeing thousands and thousands of fires in the rain forest now? >> fires indicate there's more deforestation. there are more people clearing forest. >> reporter: deforestation in dry conditions are chiefly to blame for the fires many conservationists hold brazil's new president responsible for reducing funding for environmental agencies, and relaxing restrictions on logging. >> as soon as he came into power, he's been stripping protections from the amazon and other forests in brazil, and encouraging farmers to set fire to land and clear it. >> reporter: the rain forest is considered the lungs of the world. critical to absorbing heat, trapping carbon dioxide from the earth's atmosphere. these fires are raising alarm globally. just tonight french president emmanuel macron tweeted, our house is burning, calling the wildfires, quote, an international crisis. meg oliver, cbs news, new york. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome back to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. the possible health effects from e-cigarettes has got the attention of federal health officials. the cdc says it's now identified more than 150 cases of severe lung injuries, possibly linked to vaping. anna werner has been following this story. >> reporter: we're hearing more stories from families whose children have acute lung injuries. cases are reported in 16 states, two more than earlier reported. while no deaths have occurred, for many the lung disease has been serious with potential long-term consequence. >> i can just feel my heart just pounding out of my chest, you
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know, going 100 miles an hour. >> reporter: for ten days machines kept 17-year-old tristan zofeld alive. while doctors tried to determine why the lungs of this formerly healthy athletic teen were failing. >> the day they intubated him was the worst day of my life. >> they did the x-rays, it was completely cloudy all the way through the lungs. >> reporter: multiple tests found no diagnosis. doctors concluded tristan's vaping habit which parents didn't know about might be responsible. >> i was introduced at 8th or 9 gtd grade so i've been doing it a couple years now. >> he caused enough irritation and damage to his lungs that he actually ended up with scarring in his lungs. >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention and the food and drug administration are now reporting a much larger cluster of pulmonary illnesses possibly related to e-cigarette produce or vaping, primarily among adolescents and young adults. >> there has been an astronomical increase of teens
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and young adults who are using e-cigarettes. we are also seeing a lot of teens with use that implies that they have very high levels of addiction. >> reporter: the cdc says no specific vaping product has been conclusively linked to all the illnesses. in a statement to cbs news, leading e-cigarette manufacturer juul says it's monitoring these reports, and we have robust safety monitoring systems in place. it noted some teenagers were vaping both nicotine and thc. a schedule 1 controlled substance that we do not sell. the cdc says in many cases patients did tell health officials they had recently used vaping products with thc, an active ingredient in marijuana, in addition to traditional e-cigarettes with nicotine. >> the major point that i would like to get across to parents is that e-cigarettes are not safe. we're seeing some very, very concerning health effects, and we really don't know exactly what the long-term data is going to show.
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>> reporter: tristan's doctor says the scarring in his lungs could have a long-term effect, but he is expected to live what she calls a fairly normal life. >> these days you can find cbd in just about everything. from ointments and oils, candies and even drinks at a bar. it's been touted as a cure for everything from depression to forgivefulness, but what is cbd? where does it come from? and more importantly, is it legal? lee cowan went hunting for the answers for cbs sunday morning. >> reporter: it looks like pot, can be vaped like pot. even eaten like pot. but pot it is not. it's called cbd, short for cannibidiole that's on a real market high. >> you've never done it, start off with a small bottle to see where it goes. >> work your way up from there. >> reporter: cbd is extracted from hemp, same family as marijuana. but cbd won't have you
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microwaving pizza rolls at 2:00 in the morning because it contains very little thc, the stuff that gets you stoned. >> i'd like to talk to you about that music you're using. >> reporter: it's essentially weed without the high. and those who swear by it say it's helping everything from arthritis and insomnia, anxiety to depression, and maybe much more. >> it sounds like it's almost too good to be true. >> yeah, and i think for some people it might be, but overall people are finding at least some relief. it's at least taking the edge off it if not totally helping them out. >> reporter: at cbd cradle in chicago, they can barely keep the shelves stocked. >> it's monumentally overwhelming how many products there are. >> reporter: bethany gomez has been using cbd for her chronic pain. >> we're seeing it in everything from taffy to caramels to coffee. pet direcr of
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the bright field gr research company that has been tracking cbd sales. >> i have never seen an industry grow this quickly and i've never seen an industry with so much head wind. >> reporter: last year the u.s. market hit about $600 million. but gomez forecasts that in as little as five years, it's likely to blossom nearly 40 times that, making cbd a $22 billion a year market. >> over the past year it's grown by more than 200%. >> reporter: just in the last year? >> in the last year. that was with the market being federally illegal until -- until december 20th when the farm bill passed. >> reporter: yep, the farm bill. hemp, once a common crop in the u.s., got lumped together with marijuana and banned back in 1937. but last year's farm bill lifted that ban. so as long as it has less than .3% thc and it's grown by licensed farmers, hemp is legal. >> thank you. >> reporter: but that doesn't mean cbd derived from it is.
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at least not entirely. according to the fda, it's still against the law for cbd manufacturers to make any health-related claims about their products. and companies that add cbd to food and beverages do so knowing they're operating in legally murky waters. that's because large scientific studies on cbd are way behind its new found popularity. even what dose to take is in question. >> we're having people consume this compound in large quantities, and we don't know the full health impact. >> reporter: yasmin hurd is at mount sinai hospital in new york. she said cbd is showing promise, but a healthy dose of skepticism sure won't hurt. >> it's not going to work for everyone. no drug works for everyone. >> reporter: the fda has approved one cbd drug called epidialex used to treat seizures and certain forms of childhood epilepsy. >> we're getting close. >> reporter: and hurd's own research suggests cbd may curb
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addiions toeroinnd other dangerous opioids. we could be at a tipping point with the research. >> the research to date gives us a big promise on which to build. >> reporter: are you skeptical about it at first? >> absolutely, 100%. >> reporter: laura finn tez is threading the needle between the scientific and the anecdotal evidence. >> i started making products way back and we gave them to friends and family and it started working. i was like, this is -- what's happening here? it's working. >> reporter: the one-time pharmacist jumped into the cbd market feet first trusting that the research will follow. you must have a pretty strong faith in what this does for you to give up your career to do this. >> i do. i do. i have a really strong faith in it. >> reporter: you don't know exactly what the potential is, but you know there is -- >> there is great potential. >> thank you for calling green rote, this is emily. >> reporter: her company is one of the largest cbd companies in the market cornering a 10% share
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of the cbd market. its sales force is made up of mostly 20 somethings who feel like they're on the cutting edge of something big. >> i'm proud, i'm blessed i'm grateful to say we're at r from quarter 1, 2018, to quarter 1, 2019. >> reporter: national chains like cvs and walgreens have announced to carry cbd products in their stores. it's already in department stores like knee man marcus. analysts say it's only a matter of time cbd is as mainstream as coca-cola. a drug, a supplement, a fad. cbd may just be all three. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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wheelchair rugby. >> reporter: if this looks like combat, that's exactly what these guys want. >> it's the ib tim dags, the fear factor, the adrenaline. >> reporter: in this smash mouth sport called wheelchair rugby. >> then it becomes the brotherhood. >> reporter: a brotherhood borne out of shared service and sacrifice. >> most of us go through a pretty dark period after our injuries. >> reporter: noah courier says for him the fog didn't lift for seven years. >> that seven years of sitting at home, being suicidal. >> reporter: but today the marine is back on a roll. >> you get in a rugby chair and you start smashing into people, and you're having a blast doing it, it just opens your eyes, you know? >> reporter: this has changed your life in a big way. >> i think everybody that gets in a rugby chair. >> reporter: and now he's changing others, creating the team oscar might, military speak for on the move. here at the national veterans
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wheelchair games put on each year by the group paralyzed veterans of america and the v.a., vets take the court in what some call murder ball. and custom-built chairs that can cost up to $7500. even if they don't always treat them that way. >> it fires me up more. i g kno me want to play more. >> reporter: mike is a teammate of courier and major. >> i have some trash talkers over here that get it owl out of me. >> he just called you a trash talker. >> that's very mild. that is a mild way of putting things. >> reporter: major spent six weeks in a coma after losing both legs to a road-side bomb in iraq. >> i'm always waiting for ryan. because he's a torso to come flying out of the chair. >> reporter: have you been knocked out of your chair? >> yes. >> reporter: and you've knocked people out of your chair? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: which is better? >> knocking people out is pretty awesome. >> reporter: pretty satisfying.
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>> yes. >> reporter: and that thrill of the spill has helped major see that the sky's the limit. >> after rugby, i've gone skydiving, kayaking, and scuba diving, snorkeling. >> reporter: is this what gave you the confidence do do those things? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: that confidence is the key says the tournament doctor kenneth lee. >> when they go home they feel better, they go out and get a job now. >> reporter: and lee knows, wheelchair helped him survive after shrapnel in iraq tore through his head and legs. >> as a physician, i see these guys getting aggressive, really hard, i should be really worried about it, right? i'm actually the opposite. oh, he should have hit him harder. >> reporter: and these vets say sharing those hard knocks with the next generation gives them a way to serve. >> so mentoring is a big part of this. >> the biggest thing. >> reporter: service members like to serve.
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>> most of us didn't get to choose when we left our service, and we get to continue it.
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a lot of kids have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up. then they grow up. steve hartman found a man who never gave up on his dream, and now it's come to pass. >> i really want to be a doctor when i grow up. >> reporter: whenever his two little girls play doctor and dream of becoming one some day -- >> let me take your heartbeat, doctor. >> reporter: 48-year-old master mechanic carl allenby is flooded with the feeling of deja vu. you wanted to be a doctor? >> yes. >> reporter: that wasn't realistic. >> not where i came e.leveland which is an improoverished city. i remember government milk and block cheese. >> reporter: because they were so poor, young kyle set aside his professional aspirations and focused on becoming the best
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auto mechanic he could be. >> this is the parts store where i got all my customers from. >> reporter: so you would work on cars in the parking lot of the parts store? >> oh, yeah, sometimes till 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. >> reporter: eventually he got his own shop, and for 15 years he did okay, until one day he decided to ratchet things up. in 2006, carl enrolled at urs lin college. his intention was to get a business degree to help him manage his repair shop. there was one hurdle, a biology class. he couldn't understand why he had to take it. he put it off as long as possible. >> i'm a business major. why do i even care about biology? but i went to class and the first hour of being there, i knew what i wanted to do with the rest of my life. all those ideas of wanting to be a doctor just came rushing back. >> reporter: and to make a long story short, the car doctor -- >> dr. carl allenby. >> reporter: is now a doctor-doctor. last year he graduated from
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northeast ohio medical university and today he's an emergency medicine resident at cleveland clinic akron general. according to his supervisors, he worked so long in a garage. >> that cannot translate. >> he's shocked actually. it's some of the customer service. >> reporter: this is dr. rebecca merrill. could you imagine right now going and learning auto mechanics? >> no. but carl said he'll do our oil changes, though. >> reporter: fortunately, carl now has more important repairs on his mind. but this old auto mechanic also knows that whether you're working under a hood or staring down a hatch. >> have you open up your mouth realwide. >> reporter: your success hinges on your drive. >> i would hear people say, carl, it's going to take nine years to become a doctor. i said nine years would pass anyway. i'd rather be somep wan to be than someplace i could have been. >> reporter: and there's the prescription for the "i can't do it" blues. >> my producer says he wants to
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be retired when he grows up. that's the overnight news for this friday. from the cbs broadcast center in captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 23rd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." romance rip-offs. dozens of scammers accused of preying on the lonely are rounded up in a massive sweep, and there may be more out there. correction guards subpoenaed. correction guards are going to be grilled on how jeffrey epstein died on their watch. >> stay low, breathe through your clothes. >> and flight fright. a plane heading to hawaii fills


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