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place? >> this is a weigh station before flying elsewhere, very likely the u.s. to start a new life. there's one thing though they have all got in common. they may never see their homeland again. >> lieutenant colnol simon richsy an air force doctor from minneapolis who is helping the evacuation effort. >> their life's possessions could be in a shopping bag. it puts things in perspective, and what it mean to have good fortune to be born in america. >> reporter: this is an interpreter for u.s. special forces. what would the taliban have done to you? >> they would kill me right away. >> reporter: he said their family owes their lives to man. >> greg is back in america, and he helped a lot. >> reporter: he guided them
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through the cha kabul's ai tex . >> i know how much, how many risks they have taken for us while serving overseas and i want to see through our moral obligation, and our personal and coun country's obligation. >> reporter: adams risked his life to fight the taliban . >> i don't question the decision to leave, i think we could have done a lot better job of planning for this, and getting people out. >> he told us his goals are to find work, and leave peacefully. he hopes in sacramento. greg adams said he is still working to evacuate around 20 more afghans before august 31st. >> that was holly williams in germany. here in the u.s., the summer of travel season is winding down. and it can't end soon enough for
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some flight attendants who have been dealing with a rash of board violence. $1 million iin fines have been levied on unruly passengers and more money for attendants to enroll in self defense. >> it's a moment like any other. you have covid anxious travelers and the flight attendants have a sense of urgency learning to protect themselves. after all, they are keeping the peace while dodging punches. it is no wonder. >> no, no. >> why federal marshals are guiding crews on how to fight back. >> it's getting crazy out there lately. >> it's truly been chaos in in the cabin.
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>> a southwest flight attendant knocked out in may and people being restrained to their seats. after groping the flight crew, he was wrapped with tape all to his mouth. he was eventually charged with battery. >> i would hire all three of the laudies to be federal air marshals today if they were interested. >> she manages the air marshals new york fieldly off office and this program was on hiatus during the pandemic and it returned last month with a renewed sense of urgency. >> we have had great demand since reintroducing the classes. with more than half a million dollars in new fbis to dozens of unruly passengers, it's exceeded one million in financial punishments for the year. the largest. the $45,000 fine for a jet blue
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passenger who threw his luggage, got on the floor and put his head up a flight the president of the flight attendant's union is pushing for jail time. >> we need to have the doj criminally prosecuting and using the penalties under the law, up to 20 years in prison for any one of the incidents. >> the palm strike is certainly something that we are taught in basic training and the elbow one. >> in almost a decade on the flight deck. judith said he she has never had to get physical with a passenger. but if she has to, now, she is ready are. >> i don't know what that is called, you grab their hand and you can roll them on the ground. it's useful. >> disputes over masks make up the bulk of the almost 4,000 incidents reported so far this year. and according to the faa, a quarter of those incidents are alcohol related.
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watts. anthony mason looks back on his brilliant career. ♪ ♪ ♪ i can't get no satisfaction ♪ ♪ >> in a band known for its brash personal, charlie watts was the quiet backbone. for more than a century, his steady beat anchored the rolling stones that he formed along side mick jager, keith richards, bill wyman and the late bryan jones. he spoke to 60 minutes in 1994. >> i considered myself a drummer. so that was the key at the time. and help everyone else do what they do. you know? i don't really like solo type things. ♪ ♪ >> his drumming skills self-taught by listening to jazz greats like charlie parker and
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duke ellington. >> it's one of the faults of my play, i never learned to play. >> the stones had searched for a drummer for months before finding watts and feared he might be too talented for them. ♪ ♪ but he ended up playing on all 30 rolling stones albums and on every tour. despite his sharp fashion sense. he shied away from flashy drum solos. and the attention that came with international super stardom watts defied all the stereo types that came with being in arguably the world's most inluential rock band. he was shy and introverted as the drugs ravaged the bands, watts indulged and quit cold turkey. he married his wife in 1964 and
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they stayed together and raised a family. ♪ ♪ watts passing comes about three weeks after he pulled out of the band's up coming tour, citing health reasons. >> i didn't know it was this ill. >> beatles legend paul mccartney paid a tribute. >> it's a huge blow to them, charlie was a rock. and a fantastic drummer. ♪ ♪ >> that was anthony mason reporting. a 97-year-old u.s. army veteran is in italy celebrating the greatest triumph in world war ii, martin adler was a 21-year-old private first class when he saved the lives of three italian kid business holding fi -- italian kids by holding fire.
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>> reporter: good morning, an icamn a sliver of killing three children by mistake and now, nearly eight decades later. a photo and a daughter's love have brought them back together. a reunion, 77 years in the making and three lifetimes nearly cut short. in 1944, private first class martin adler was stationed and watching for nazis. >> he noticed movement, and his finger was on the trigger and the safety off. but fate intervened. >> in mama came out screaming, bambinis, bambinis, bambinis. >> children. >> children. and she stood in front of my gun preventing me from --
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>> in his relief, adler had his picture taken with the siblings. and gave them chocolate just like he did on his return. >> a miracle said the 97-year-old now living in florida. thanks to his daughter rochelle who was trying to cheer her father up during lock down, they tracked the children down online. >> matteo called me and said, are you sitting down? they were found in three days. it was just amazing. we landed here, when are we getting off, when are we getting off. and he lit up, seeing the kids. >> kids now grant parents, even great grandparents like private adler and thanks to private adler who didn't pull the trigger. me, my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, we would not be here if he had not
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hesitated. >> what do you think that was that made you stop? >> god looked done on me and god looked down on narrator: covid-19 has changed how we express our faith and gather to worship. now it's time to take the first step that lets us get back to spreading the word without spreading concern. before we can safely come together, we need the facts. as covid-19 vaccines become available, you may have questions. woman: should i get it? man 1: is it safe? man 2: should i wait? narrator: it's smart to question. now get the facts at so you can make an informed decision when vaccines are available to you. [squirrel 1] oh tracy look, she's going for the bin. [squirrel 2] oh my, look at her scoot. [squirrel 1] thank you! [squirrel 2] hey stacy. what do you think he's doing with that bottle? [squirrel 1] oh no, he's going to throw it in the trash. i can't look! [squirrel 2] wait, wait. he's putting it in his bag to recycle later. [squirrel 1] way to go, mister brown shoes. [squirrel 2] hey! up here
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the paralympic games are under way in tokyo, more than 4,000 athletes are competing. as was the cases with last month's games, there's no cheer of the crowds because of the pandemic. >> the paralympics opening ceremony was a artsy celebration. and a joyous tribute to empowerment. missing from the traditional parade of athletes were two competitors from after began stan. unable to get to tokyo after the taliban took over their home country earlier this month. japanese volunteers carried their flag instead. as with the olympics, athletes
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in the 13 day paralympics will compete in mostly empty stadiums. the events' message of positivity was hard to impress since japan's medical system is buckling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. >> more than 90% of icu beds in tokyo are filled, with less than half of japanese vaccinated, the delta variant is sending cases high. they have skyrocketed more than 400% since the start of the olympic guams. >> i say the anger and frustration and worry and anxiety is definitely reachig its peak. >> today the government expanded the state of emergency. with many residents ignoring the government's urging to limit outings and it's unclear when the country will be able to get some relief from the pandemic. >> lucy kraft, tokyo. and that's our "overnight
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news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues, for others check back later for cbs this morning and you can follow us online at any "cbs," reporting from the nation's capitol, i'm jeff pegues. good morning this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. the u.s. embassy in conform abul is advising u.s. citizens to avoid going to the capitol city airport citing threats outside the gate. more than 80,000 people have been evacuated. president biden has has beet to meet with israel's new prime minister today. that could serve as a reset for the u.s./israel relationship which has been strained after escalations in the region. delta airlines will be charging $200 a month to unvaccinated employees. the nation's second largest airline will refuse covid paid
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sick leave for those without the shot. for no cbs news, new york. it's thursday, august 26th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." security threat. the u.s. embassy tells americans in afghanistan to avoid traveling to the kabul airport as the deadline for troop withdrawal gets closer. a shot of confidence. when people may need to roll up their sleeves again if they got the single-dose johnson & johnson vaccine. thrills, chills, and injuries. one of the world's fastest roller coasters is forced to shut down. how fast it goes and the how fast it goes and the complaints from riders. captioning funded by cbs good morning, i'm diane king
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