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you tonight. .>> pelley: the foreign policy upside down. in a break with long-standing u.s. diplomacy, the president-elect talks to the president of taiwan, a move sure to anger china. also tonight, the trump and clinton camps reopen their battle. >> do you think i ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform? are you going to look me in the face and tell me that. >> kelly, you did. >> really? >> pelley: the school tragedy that might have been. and steve hartman, a chance encounter with a cop changes a young man's life forever. >> and i noticed that it was a police car, and i was like, oh, okay i'm not going to move. i don't want him to think i have any weapons."
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today, donald trump served notice to china with a phone call that beijing is likely to see as a grave offense. mr. trump spoke with the president of taiwan, the island nation that rebelled against the communist mainland after world war ii. reunionification is not just beijing policy. it is an obsession. and mr. trump's phone call may be seen as support for taiwan independence, a raw nerve for china's leadership. here's chief white house correspondent major garrett. >> reporter: now u.s. president-elect has spoken with the twi juanese head of state since diplomatic ties were severed in 1979. and president tsai ing-wen congratulated president-elect trump on his victory.
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china considers taiwan part of its territory, and since 1972, the u.s. government has recognized this so-called one-china policy. bonnie glazer is an expert on u.s.-china relations. >> so the notion that the united states, and the incoming profit u.s., might be supporting a pro-independence agenda will be very, very worrisome to china and it will cause some problems in the u.s.-china relationship, potentially. >> reporter: during the campaign, mr. trump accused china of waging economic war on the u.s. through currency manipulation. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country-- and that's what they're doing. >> reporter: but he also promised better relations with the communist government. >> i have a great relationship with china. i've made a lot of money dealing with china. china is terrific. >> reporter: since the election, mr. trump has frequently ignored briefing opportunities from the state department before speaking with world leaders. white house press secretary josh
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ernest said u.s. diplomats are ready to offer mr. trump advice. >> hopefully, he'll take it. >> reporter: earlier this week, the pakistani government said that in a call with its prime minister, mr. trump called him a terrific guy, promised to visit the country. that caused real concern, scott, among u.s. allies, india and afghanistan. >> pelley: major garrett in washington. major, thank you. well, this presidential campaign that most folks were glad to see end suddenly re-erupted last night at a postelection forum at the kennedy school at harvard. >> reporter: 16 months of tension boiled over thursday in a conference room at harvard's kennedy school. clinton communications director, jennifer palmieri, argued there were some stains on the trump team's victory.
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>> that's just crap. >> reporter: trump campaign manager kellyanne conway was sitting right across from her. >> so you guys -- >> guys. >> reporter: clinton media strategist mandy grunwald had this backhanded compliment for team trump. >> reporter: trump aides, she argued, had flooded the web with fake stories about clinton. >> reporter: conway shrugged off the criticism on "cbs this morning." >> obviously some of these feelings are raw. most people were not prepared for donald trump to become the
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next president of the united states. >> reporter: this panel was meant to serve as a first draft of campaign history. apparently, history will show, scott, that both sides were still nurse something serious grievances three weeks after election day. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. near new orleans today, authorities confirmed that former n.f.l. running back joe mcknight was killed yesterday in an act of road rage. he was 28 and unarmed. the gunman handed over his weapon as he was taken into custody but was later released with no charges so far. omar villafranca is there. >> reporter: two people frantically tried and failed to save joe mcknight's life with c.p.r. after he was shot three times in a busy intersection in suburban new orleans. ronald gasser waited for police to show up and admitted shooting mcknight. >> mr. gasser did not stand over
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mr. mcknight and fire shots into him. mr. gasser was in his vehicle when he fired three shots. >> reporter: gasser was questioned and released a few hours later without being charged. sheriff normand wouldn't say exactly why but said there were, "statutes that provide defenses for certain crimes." gasser's release outraged local activists,ing including lowell n.a.a.c.p. president gaylor spiller. you think he should still be in sheriff's custody? >> he should be in jail now. he shouldn't be free. if he was-- if he was a black man, a man of color, we all know that-- we see this every day on news-- he would not. >> reporter: gasser could have his day in court. scott, sheriff investigators are still talking to the d.a. about possible charges. >> pelley: omar villafranca, thanks. hiring is solid, and the unemployment rate has fallen. employers added 178,000 jobs in
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november. the unemployment rate in the obama years has dropped from 10% in 2009 to the 4.6% announced today. that is the longest streak of hiring since world war ii. but the unemployment rate dropped this time in part because of the high number of men who are out of work and stopped looking, so they're not counted in the labor pool anymore. along with jobs, the housing market is back, and a new study shows prices are where they were before the bubble burst in 2008. here's don dahler. >> two master suites. >> reporter: eric rothenberg has been looking for a home in the seattle area for past six months. >> it's great. i love the high ceilings. >> reporter: he says every time he's ready to bid on a home, there are five buyers ahead of him. >> i am prepared to get into a bidding war, but there's going to be ape point where it's going to top out, where i'm going to have to walk away. >> reporter: seattle is one of the hottest real estate markets
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in the country. in 2012, the median home price fell to $30 8,000 after the housing bubble. now it's $550,000, a 78% increase. >> this is the first master suite. >> reporter: real estate agent michael doyle: >> i've gotten 10, 12 offers on homes. we've got a very limited supply. so job growth plus limited supply have created the environment that we're in. >> reporter: since the housing crash in 2007, u.s. home prices have slowly rebounded. the average home price for september crept above prerecession levels by .1%. nationally, over the past year, prices soared 5.5%. while the housing market is strengthening, homeownership is still at a five-decade low. in sacramento, california, buyers who bought before the crash welcomed the rising prices. homeowner dan tackett: >> it's great, you know, we're back up to where we paid, maybe a little bit above. and, you know, it's good-- good for the economy. >> reporter: david blitzer is
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with case-shiller national home price index. would you say in general is this good news or is this-- is there something for us to be concerned about in all of this? >> i think it's generally good news. one reason is it makes people feel a little more wealthy, and a little more confident about the economy. >> reporter: on the flip side, lenders are still reluctant to grant mortgages to many qualified lower income buyers. scott, the cost of houses is now rising much faster than incomes. >> pelley: don dahler, thanks. overseas, a far-right candidate for president of austria hopes to duplicate what donald trump did. his people even flew here to talk strategy with trump advisers. the election sunday is a rerun of a vote that was held in may. seth doane has our story from vienna. >> reporter: norbert hofer's right-wing freedom party narrowly lost last may. founded by a former nazi officer, the party campaigned hard on an anti-immigrant platform. that hasn't changed, but what
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has is the u.s. election. >> the trump factor is here. >> reporter: political commentator can thomas hofer has trump's win has emboldened austria's right wing. >> you see huge parallels. the wall in the southern border is well and alive here in austria as an issue. anti-immigrant message. anti-establishment message. >> reporter: there are overlapping tactics, too, including fake news spread online. here it was a phony diagnosis of cancer. >> it's about undermining-- not only undermining the message of the other side. it's also, you know, spreading news, fake news. >> reporter: back in may, we went on a campaign trail with freedom party boss wolfgang jung and got a taste of his anti-muslim rhetoric. >> i don't want the mosque here. >> reporter: you don't want a mosque here. >> yes. >> reporter: today, young told us momentum is on their side. after trump's surprise win your candidate said, "hey, we can do
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this, too." >> yes, and i hope so. >> reporter: this is not just about austria, scott. the far right in france is watching this election as is the country that took in the most refugees, germany, where chancellor angela merkel is facing a growing threat from an ultranationalist anti-immigrant party. >> pelley: seth doane in vienna for us. seth, thank you. in syria, the battle for aleppo is increasingly one sided. government sources backed by russia are flattening entire neighborhoods held by rebels, and more than 200,000 civilians are trapped. debora patta is in aleppo. >> reporter: in the bombed out shells of buildings in hanano, comfort is measured in small doses. families huddle around fires for warmth. five days ago, this neighborhood in aleppo was in rebel hands. but after days of bombing, it's been retaken by the syrian military. these children have grown up in
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this war. 13-year-old amal of telling me how she stopped going to school two years ago when a shell landed in the distance. she barely flinched. did you hear that explosion now? it's all too familiar to even worry about. on a bus bound for another newly reclaimed neighborhood, hanan mahmoud sobs quietly as she clutches her 14-month-old daughter. her husband has just been led away by the syrian military on suspicion of being a draft dodger. after five days in a shelter, everyone is desperate to get back home. but there's not much left of the neighborhood. with the rebels gone, at least they won't suffer the daily bombings from the syrian military. "i was terrified all the time," she told us.
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but that relief has come at a terrible cost. debora patta, cbs news, aleppo. >> pelley: coming up next on the cbs evening news, how could the pilot let the jet carrying a soccer team run out of fuel? and later, a teenager fires a shot in school, but two surprising heroes head off a tragedy. what is scary? pneumococcal pneumonia. it's a serious disease. my doctor said the risk is greater now that i'm over 50! yeah...ya-ha... just one dose of the prevnar 13® vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia- an illness that can cause coughing, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and may even put you in the hospital. prevnar 13® is approved for adults 18 and older to help prevent infections from 13 strains of the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. you should not receive prevnar 13® if you have had
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an emergency at any point until he was flamed out. >> reporter: bruce rogers, a captain for a u.s. carrier, says the pilot waited too long to call for. >> that airplane did enter a holding pattern. at that point, when they looked at their fuel, they could have easily gone on the radio, declare mayday, got priority handling and landed the plane on the runway. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the airline cut corners on safety. scott, already, several high-ranking aviation officials have been suspended. >> pelley: jeff pegues for us tonight. jeff, thank you. coming up next, it was a school tragedy in the making until two parents stepped in. or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas for pulmonary hypertension, as it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure.
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a ninth grader armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, a .9-millimeter pistol and boxes of ammunition. a teacher called 911. but this time the outcome was so much different. >> the parents ran to the room, entered the room, were able to grab hold of the firearms. >> reporter: chief tom ross says the gunman's parents noticed he was behaving oddly at home that morning. when they found two guns missing from their safe, they headed straight to school. >> and when they were just a short distance away, actually heard a gunshot fired. >> reporter: 26 students were in the classroom when the teen fired the shotgun into the ceiling. dan fowers was watching. >> i heard a gun cock, and then i looked up. i saw the shot go off. everyone got under a desk and i saw some people crying. >> reporter: students reunited
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with their parents outside. dan's mom, kristen, says they're lucky. >> i am so grateful to those parents. i am so grateful that they were, you know, paying attention bought the outcome could have been so much worse. >> reporter: the gunman's parents still have spoken publicly. scott, right now, ther 15-year-old son is at a utah juvenile detention facility on weapons charges. >> pelley: carter evans in our l.a. newsroom. carter, thank you. and steve hartman is next.
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. >> pelley: as usual, our final story of the week is from steve hartman, and it begins with an unusual encounter between a police officer and a young man "on the road."
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>> reporter: it had all the makings of a bad situation. >> it's not very well lit out here. >> reporter: late at night, in an industrial section of california, officer kirk keffer says he spotted a shadowy figure in a dark hoodie. >> and he kind of caught me off guard because i normally don't see anybody out there and there's no sidewalk and he's kind of walking on the side of the street. >> reporter: you knew it wasn't right. >> right, it wasn't right. >> reporter: or was it? jourdan duncan says he was minding his own business. >> and i noticed that it was a police car, and i was like, "oh, okay, i'm not going to move. i don't want him to think i have any weapons." >> reporter: jowrd an explained to the officer that he was just walking home from work. there was no crime, the kid didn't need help. by all right, officer kaffer could have, and many officers would have, just left him alone. but kaffer isn't that kind of cop. he gave jowrd an a ride, and more importantly, he gave him a listen. what struck you? >> just his-- his drive, his
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work ethic. and to me, that speaks volumes. >> reporter: as kaffer took jordan from where he work ogz the line here at proform laboratories, he started to appreciate the young man sitting next to him because this wasn't just a trip around the block. this was a seven-mile trek, a two-and-a-half-hour walk to jordan's house, a whole town away, in vallejo, california. >> and he said, "you're walking?" i said, "yeah, i'm walking." >> note many 18-year-olds you meet have that kind of mindset. >mindset. >> reporter: no. >> they don't even want to walk down to the store let alone walk seven miles just to get to work. >> reporter: jordan said he started walking to work after his car broke down last may. he says people have offered him rides but he wants to make it on his own. and when kaffer heard that, he had heard enough. he immediately made plans to visit jordan again. >> he said, "hey, jordan, urm me, right?" i was like-- >> reporter: how could you not. >> how could i not. >> i said, "jordan, you're not
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in trouble." i said,"we just want to give you something." to ease his commute, kaffer got the police association sobuy him a new bike. >> i was just looking at the bike like this bike is going to be cherish. >> reporter: kaffer raised an additional $38,000 to help him buy a car and pursue his career goal which is to be a police officer. >> it's an honorable job. >> reporter: jordan even got to ride along on a shift. >> i wanted to show him what law enforcement does. >> reporter: you're not going to shake this kid now. >> no. >> reporter: he's yours. >> he's mine, yeah. >> reporter: what started with a tense encounter may end with a perfect partnership. steve hartman, "on the road," california. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes" with the speaker of the house. good night.
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