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staffing decisions are the most important challenges the new president will face. that was the insight of president obama today in his first news conference since his party's losses six days ago. jan crawford is at the white house. >> the people have spoken. donald trump will be the next presid >> reporter: setting aside the harsh rhetoric of the campaign, president obama struck a tone of conciliation. >> let him make his decisions and i think the american people will judge over the course of the next couple of years, whether they like what they see. >> reporter: in other word, give him time. >> do i have concerns, absolutely. of course i have concerns. he and i differ on a whole bunch of issues.
a nod to mr. trump's victory and his strengths. >> i think that connectioning that he was able to make with his supporters, impervious to events that might have sunk another candidate. that's powerful stuff. >> after their meeting last week in the oval office, president obama shared some impressions. >> i don't think he is ideological. i think ultimately he is pragmatic in that way. as long as he has got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. >> that's one reason he said he is hopeful mr. trump will preserve some foreign and domestic policies including parts of obamacare. >> if they can come up with something better that actually works i'll be the first one to
congratulations. >> now the president was asked specifically about mr. trump's decision to name campaign ceo steve bannon as chief strategist. scott, he said he will not comment on individual appointments. >> jan crawford, thank you. mr. trump is the first billionaire president with business interests worldwide. there are strict ethics rules for everyone in the federal government with only two exceptions. the president and the vice president. julianna goldman has been looking into the potential for conflict. >> i think he will rely on us. >> reporter: cbs news learned that donald trump's transition team is exploring how the children could receive top security clearances. while nepotism rules prevent a president from hiring to work in the white house, they could serve as unpaid national security advisers with access. the unprecedented request adds to other ethical questions how will trump separate his administration from his business
>> never talked to you about it? >> they won't talk to me. now, the laws are very soft on this whole matter. i don't have to do anything. i don't know if you know this the i don't have to do anything. >> there are no rules to prevent conflicts of interest. historically chosen to put it in a blind trust the he would pick an independent third party to manage his investments. he would not know. trump's set up doesn't pass muster. >> what's that turning your business interests over to your family which is very close to you. >> reporter: the arrangement doesn't solve conflicts like trump's relationship with deutsche bank to which he owes $300 million. the bank is a multibillion dollar settlements with the justice department for trading in toxic mortgages. talks could last into the next administration. there is also trump's new hotel
which is leased from the federal government. even the tenants in buildings pose a conflict like state run chinese bank paying rent to lease space on 20th floor of trump tower. it means a foreign government is putting money in the hand of the president and his family. thanks. a federal judge in minnesota sentenced three men part of a terrorist cell that recruited somali americans to fight for isis in syria. we profiled one of them recently on "60 minutes." and jamie yucas is in minneapolis. the federal judge read hair sentences alive. abdurahman charged with conspiracy for materiel support. ten years in prison. his father is relieved.
back. you know. to that -- i am very grateful. >> because he is still alive. >> still alive. >> yusuf received 21 months time served with 20 years of supervision. and warsame will spend 2 and a half years in prison. warsame, seen as key recruiter for nine member somali american terror cell. in 2014 he helped two others get into syria. they were both killed. he explained his actions on 60 minutes. >> i felt like it was something that i had to do. and if i didn't do it, i would be basically a disgrace to -- to god, i would be a disgrace to the world the i would be a disgrace to my family. >> judge davis citing the interview said he doubted whether the 21-year-old was done with extremism. >> i am trying to do the best i can to make up for all of the things that i have done. >> reporter: do you really believe that?
>> i really believe that. >> reporter: u.s. attorney, andrew lugar says this case is important to the community. >> we need programs to help make sure that these, these young men turn away from isil, turn away from the ideology and become pro -- productive members of society. six defendants sentenced over the next two days. the judge will not be lenient. scott they could face up to 40 years in prison. >> jamie yuccas reporting. jamie, thank you. the cbs "overnight news"
researchers spent a decade studying an arthritis drug to see if it causes heart problems. now the results are in. dr. jon lapook has them. >> reporter: 64-year-old mary kay bosert, respiratory therapist takes celebrex. >> it my hands, shoulders, elbows, back, back surgery because of arthritis. >> reporter: celebrex targets an enzyme, similar mechanism to the drug viox pulled from the market in 2804 because of increased risk of heart attack and stroke. causing heart problems what about celebrex, the same group? >> i was concerned. there is that little bit in the back of your mind is it okay to take this every day. >> reporter: in 2005, the fda required the maker to conduct a safety trial. 24,000 people at cardiovascular risk who had arthritis severe enough were given
they were monitored for cardiovascular events. heart attack, stroke or death. dr. steve nissan led the ten year study. >> i thought it would probably tilt against celebrex. >> what happened? >> everybody was wrong in muding me. it is pretty clear that it was not worse and if anything it was trending a little bit toward being on the better side. >> reporter: the study also found a lower risk of gastrointestinal complications in celebrex. >> it take is a drug under a cloud of suspicion, after vioxx was withdrawn and lifts that cloud and les about this in different ways. >> remember this study did not look at the occasional use of these drugs for say, a headache. but now, for some patients with more severe and chronic pain, some doctors who steered away from using celebrex may use it. >> dr. jon lapook, thank you. when we come back, a high-tech solution to lost luggage. ever landed without your luggage? it happens to one in 300 passengers. kris van cleave is looking at some innovations that may improve your odds.
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especially since i am actually headed some where else tomorrow. >> reporter: last year more than 23 million bags were mishandled worldwide. delta is now using this new $50 million system to give fliers real-time tracking of bags with cell phone alerts and even a map to show a bag's current location. these luggage tags have a small radio frequency identification or rfid chip scanned as the bag moves through the system on to a plane. if this light turns red, it means that bag does not belong on this flight. is this the beginning of the end of the lost luggage? >> i believe it is. and i think, we are well on our way. >> reporter: delta senior vice president bill lynch. >> we believe this had 5% to 10% reduction of mishandled bags in our system. on top of an industry leading performance. >> reporter: american already notifies fliers when their bags are lowed or unloaded from a plane. alaska is testing electronic bag tags that update through the mobile app and last two years. the industry believes airlines could save up to $3 billion over seven years with the technology.
>> every time the airline loses a suitcase can't deliver it at the baggage claim it costs them $100 to bring tight your home or office or hotel. >> the new luggage system is coming to 84 airports across the u.s. delta believes they'll be able to more quickly load airplanes. now their crews won't have to scan the bags by hand before putting them on board. >> kris, thank you.
gwen ifill was a trail blazer on the "pbs news hour" part of the first female anchor pair in broadcast news and fixture in washington politic thousands. ifill was trusted three times to moderate an election year debate including in 2008 between governor sarah palin and then senator joe biden. >> huh as vice president would you work to shrink this gap of polarization which -- >> reporter: also a primary debate this year between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> ifill was born in new york city to caribbean immigrants in 1955, a child of the civil rights movement she was destined to cover it. >> i knew by the age of 9. i wanted to be a journalist. i liked to write. i liked asking questions. i imagined that people would answer them. sometimes it's true, sometimes it's not as the it turns out. >> reporter: ifill garage waited from simmons college in boston covering desegregation before moving on to baltimore evening sun then "the washington post," and "the new york times." she switched to television,
all the while making friends in a town best known for rivals. face the nation's john dickerson. >> you know washington is tough and it can get very small. and, gwen was plenty tough. but she was also the kind of person you wanted to be in her company because it was a vacation from all that. >> reporter: she wrote her first book about race and politics in the obama area. today the president remembered her. >> she not only informed today's citizens but inspired tomorrow's journalists. ifill once told an interviewer i am a blessed woman even when i am the most stressed, most frazzled, god always rescues me. i will never be abandoned. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and be sure not to miss cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new
welcome to the overnight news. president elect donald trump's cabinet being cobbled together but could wind up being one of the most inclusive ever. more nominees are expected to be named this week. richard granell for united nations ambassador. he would be the first openly gay man to fill a cabinet level foreign policy post. another name getting strong consideration is the head of the republican national committee, the sister-in-law of mitt romney. meanwhile, the president elect seems to be backtracking on some of the fiery rhetoric from the campaign trail. jim axelrod reports.
crystal clear. >> if i win i am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. president elect trump backed off his threat when lesley stahl asked. >> a special prosecutor? i dent want to hurt them. i've don't want to hurt them. they're good people. >> real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. it is a disaster. >> reporter: his stance on obamacare also seemed to soften. >> are you going to make sure that people with preconditions, are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> keep that. >> also with the children living with their parents for extended period. >> keep that? >> very much try to keep that. >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best.
trail also sounded different on immigration. promising to deport, up to 12 million undocumented immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists, some i assume are good people. the president-elect is promising to deport 2 million to 3 million that are criminals. then? >> after the border is secured. and after everything gets normalized we'll make a determination on the people that you're talking about who are terrific people. >> reporter: during the campaign, candidate trump was clear on muslim immigration. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: when lesley stahl raised the idea his positions led to muslims and latinos being harassed, president elect trump seemed surprised. >> they're harassing latinos,
>> i am so saddened to hear that. i say stop it. if it helps. i will say this. i will say it right to the camera. stop it. >> president elect trump has another big job on his hand. transferring his massive children. julianna goldman outside the trump international hotel in washington, d.c. >> i think he is going to rely on us more than ever. >> reporter: cbs news learned that donald trump's transition team is exploring how the president elect's children could receive top secret security clearances. while nepotism rules prevent a president from hiring family to work in the white house, relatives could still serve as unpaid national security advisers. with access to the nation's top secrets. >> never talked to you about it? >> they won't talk to me.
this whole matter. i don't have to do anything. i don't know if you know this the i don't have to do anything. >> there are no rules to prevent conflicts of interest. historically chosen to put it in a blind trust the he would pick an independent third party to manage his investments. he would not know. >> reporter: ethics watch dogs like larry noble says trump's set up doesn't pass muster. >> what's that turning your business interests over to your family which is very close to you. >> reporter: the arrangement doesn't solve conflicts like trump's relationship with deutsche bank to which he owes $300 million. the bank is a multibillion dollar settlements with the justice department for trading in toxic mortgages. talks could last into the next administration. there is also trump's new hotel in the old post office building in washington. which is leased from the federal government. a lot of people who live along the coast are still mopping up the mess from the latest super
you can probably see it right now if you go outside. the moon is the closest it has ever been to the earth in nearly 70 years. that coupled with the fact that it is full, makes it a sight to see. but it is also playing havoc with tides. david begnaud has the story from fort lauderdale. >> reporter: 45 minutes ago this was dry. put on the rubber boots now, the water coming in at a steady clip. notice bubbles here in the street. th actually coming up through the concrete. some of nearby drains. look, people here in south florida are used to this the a way of life if you live in the area. however with the super moon which is rare, it's creating a conversation about how things are changing and what cities are doing about it. the super moon over miami was stunning. unless you lived in a place like coconut grove. on south bay shore lane, the bay came ashore at high tide sunday night. >> looks like we have about 6 inches of water in the street
>> right. by 2030 we expect up to 6 inches of sea level rise to occur. so we might see another 6 inches on top of this. >> reporter: with rising sea levels, seasonal tides are swamping storefronts and submerging streets. scientists say this month's flooding is expected to be worse thanks to the so-called super moon. >> is the moon closer to the earth than normal? >> it is. it is. that, additional gravitational be a little bit higher than they would have been without that super moon. >> we are at the point now that, you know the waters are rising high enough it is interfering with public safety. >> reporter: ray coley manages and flooding incidents have increased 400% in ten years. >> a year ago having to close the road twice a day bah the water was a foot taller than the ground. if we have to close the road
>> reporter: if miami beach is sea level would arise two feet. the area would undergo radical transformation. desperate times lead to desperate measures. the city is spending $400 million trying to keep the tourist mecca higher and dryer. 50 temporary pump stations have been installed. more permanent on the way. similar to those in new orleans. and miami beach is actually razing the city streetan the doctor says this has gone beyond the debate over climate change. >> what is happening. we have sea level rising in our neighborhood and we need to do something about it now. >> most people here in fort lauderdale live five feet above sea level. there its a report that says, by 2030, sea level could rise another 6 inches. 2030 that would be four years before we are talking about the next super moon. the cbs "overnight news"
president elect donald trump is backing off his promise to have hillary clinton investigated by the justice department. he also says he will keep parts of obama care and possibly cool it with the twitter posts. mr. trump discussed it all with lesley stahl for "60 minutes." >> but are you going to be upset about just put out there? >> so. >> when you are president. >> it is a modern form of communication between facebook and twitter, i guess instagram. i have 28 million people. >> you are going to keep it up. >> it is a great form of communication. do i say i will give it up entirely and throw out. that is a tremendous form. i am picking up. think i picked up 100,000 people.
but it does get the word out. it is a modern form of communication. there should be nothing you should be ashamed of. it's, it's -- where it is at. i do believe this -- i really believe that the fact that i have such power in terms of numbers with facebook, twitter, instagram, et cetera. i think it helped me when all of these races where they're spending much more money than i spent. you know, i spent my money. and i won. ithink that social media has more power than the money they spent. i think man to a certain extent, i proved that. >> are you going to ask for a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton over her e-mails? and are you as you had said, to her face, going to try to put her in jail? >> well i will tell you what i am going to do. i am going to think about it. i feel that i want to focus on jobs.
and immigration. and doing a really great immigration bill. we want to have a great immigration bill. and i want to focus on all of these other things that we have been talking about. and get the country straightened away. >> you called her crooked hillary. said you wanted to get her in jail. your people, in your audience kept saying lock them up. >> yeah. she did some bad things. >> a special prosecutor? >> i don't want to hurt them. i don't want to hurt them. they're good people. i don't want to hurt them. and -- i will give you a very, very good and definitive answer then next time we do 60 minutes together. >> lot me ask you about -- obamacare. which you say you are going to repeal and replace. when you replace it, are you
covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> going to keep that? >> also children living with their parents for extended period. >> keep that. >> very much try to keep that in. adds cost, but very much something we are going to try to keep. >> there is going to be a period, if you repeal it, and before you replace it, when millions of people could lose -- >> simultaneously. it will be just fine. we are not going to have a two-day period. not a two year period wher there is nothing. it will be repealed and replaced. we will know. it will be great health care for much less money. so, it will be better health care. much better. for less money. not a bad combination. >> you can see the full interview with president-elect trump on our website, cbs news.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. er look at geico... geico has a long history of great savings and great service. over seventy-five years. wait. seventy-five years? that is great.
not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. the democratic party is still reeling from its election day losses. not only the presidency but seats in the house, the senate, and several state houses and the electoral map was a sea of red. including a lot of places that have been blue for generations. senior correspondent ted cop el reports from one such place. >> reporter: mcdowell county, west virginia, echos to the sound of used to bes. used to be 100,000 people in the county.
three shifts a day. that's another used to be. automation cutback the work force, machines replaced men, that was already anner to back in 1960 when john f. kennedy was campaigning here. >> what are your plans for the situation existing in the coal mines in west virginia? >> i think there are four or five things the government can do. first, the area redevelopment county. carried the state. folks here used to be staunch democrats. used to be. >> i graduated from high school in 1973, and it was bustling then. the streets were full. the businesses were here. and -- then, i got laid off in '82. when the bottom went out. >> reporter: mcdowd county says sheriff martin west is in disparate straits. >> this county was one of the
these were the billion dollar coal fields. they were just, enjoying the richness of it. and now we are on the bottom. we are being totally neglected. >> reporter: most of the mines are closed now. and the county is down to fewer than 19,000 residents. too many of those on welfare and food stamps. the national rate. this used to be a wal-mart. used to be. so, when the voters went to the polls last tuesday. >> you look at our miners. hillary clinton wants to put all the miners out of business. >> actually, i would say, 90% of west virginia will vote for donald trump. ain't going to say if he is a
>> mcdowell county was unambiguously, trump country. >> voted for trump. >> trump. >> trump. >> look to see trump win. >> president donald j. trump. 4614. hillary clinton. 1429. >> donald trump swept west virginia. trounced hillary clinton. and mcdowell county by almost 4:1. you really think things are going to change? >> i think he can help us, yeah. >> reporter: sheriff west used to work in the mines. then he spent seven years at they cleaned and sorted the coal that fired the furnaces at u.s. steel. it shut down now. >> they, put all of these regulations on us from washington. and mines were trying to operate. the people is counting on that in order to feed their family to pay their bills. and, and, obey the regulation that we have. but they keep putting more regulations upon us.
only places left that hasn't shut down. it is a good place to talk. this is dolores johnson. >> i'm the president of the mcdowell county chamber of commerce. >> reporter: dloers andly roy johnston have been married almost four decade. he is a retired coal miner. among other jobs. >> my name is brandon burkes, correctional officer at the corron >> this is christen mitchum, unemployed mother of three children. when mitchum was in ninth grade. ed, evans was his science teacher now in state politics. >> the west virginia house of delegates. >> eddie asbury. president of the coal company. seven coal mines. four of them running. three are down. >> i want you folks to tell me
in mcdowd county, are so much smarter than everybody in new york and washington and los angeles, and chicago. what did you know, that we didn't know? >> really do me, donald trump is, probably the only way this county and little old state is going to survive. >> is donald trump going to be able to make a difference? is the coal industry ever going to come back in west virginia. >> not going to come back to where it was. i don't think we will see the level, but i think we will see it's not a united states market or state market or county market. it is a world market. we got to compete in the world. in the world. >> you think donald trump is going to be able to do that? >> i believe he will. i do believe he will. and, i will be honest with you. i have been a democrat haul my life. all my life. >> reporter:ly roy johnson used to work in one of eddie asburr'
part ways. >> i voted for hillary because she was more experienced and she was talking about more of the policies thatty need. and the, the things that we need how to work on. donald wasn't talking that. he was just throwing words out there. giving people what they wanted to hear. and, i didn't think that was right. >> you didn't voteid >> i did not vote. >> why the hell not? >> i felt that -- this, this was the most ridiculous election i have ever witnessed in my life. i know i am young, but, they went about it the most childish way, some one ever could. through the whole election i never heard either party talk about the lower class. i'm lower class. they're worried about middle-class and higher class. >> you are from here? born here? >> born and raised here. >> you know a lot of people your own age? >> i do.
i would be in this kind of position. i don't want to leave my home. but i feel as if i'm being forced out of my home because there is nothing here anymore. >> dolores, you are nodding your head. you see a lot of this? >> yes, i agree with what she is saying. it's sad. uh-huh. >> the nuclear family in mcdowell county is really broken down. we have -- some where in the live waite their, their natural mothers and fathers. >> because? >> because most of them will go off to find jobs in other places. they will mail money become to
bill who takes care of the kids. >> what's coming out of this community to me is that a lot of people voted for donald trump because they felt what the hell. what have we got to lose? >> uh-huh. >> you buy that? i do. >> we have nowhere to go but up. [ applause ] >> there is a little disagreement about when mcdowd county held its first veterans day parade. 1919? >> it's one of the oldest in the country. >> hey! >> this last veterans day, friday was picture perfect. the parade came down mcdowd street you could barely notice there was a flavor of what it must have been like. not everyone, but most people seemed ready to give their president elect a real chance. >> the voters of mcdowd county gave donald trump a 4:1 margin of victory. he said he is going to bring the coal industry back. you think he can do it? >> i think he could do anything he said he can do. he's that good. >> with the kids, chanting their thanks to the veterans, and the high school bands, and the crowds, lining either side of
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president elect donald trump's campaign pledge to build a wall with mexico is already facing opposition in congress. house majority leader kevin mccarthy says he may not be able to muscle such a proposal through the house. and he says there may be better ways to secure the border such as using drones. senate majority leader mitch mcconnel endorse a border wall. as for mr. trump's vow to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, it's been done before. carter evans reports. >> immigrants are joining the anti-trump protest worried that the president elect will soon
illegally. sisters were brought here illegally when they were 1 and 3 years old. they're allowed to attend school and work, protected under president obama's dream act. if they're deported their family will be ripped apart. because their two younger brothers are u.s. citizens by birth. >> if w have to go back, we wouldn't want them to go back with us. because they made it here. former u.s. congressman knows the pain of being sepp rayed from feeling. >> a tough feeling not to know the person that was your father. >> reporter: his father was one of an estimated 2 million immigrants who were part of a mexican repatriation. during the great depression, they were herred on to trains and kicked out of the country. >> rounded them all up. shipped them back to their home country. >> just 3 years old, torres was allowed to remain with his mother and brother because they were born here. >> i remember living in -- shacks, you know? my mother couldn't afford
getting, getting, government issued tennis shoes. >> torres never saw his father again. >> a really dark part of u.s. history. >> raul says it happened again in 1950s when a quarter million more immigrants were sent back across the border during operation wet back. >> these roundups did break up families that have consequence tuesday. >> torres lost a father. his brother had to be raised by family friend. >> my mother had to make a choice. the economy was so bad she couldn't sus taen us both. it scares me because it could happen again. >> but he its hoping that dark chapter of american history will remain in the past. carter evans, los angeles. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city.
? it's tuesday, november 15th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the anti-estabme establishment in washington, when donald trump takes over. but will the president-elect administration bring the nation closer together or pull it farther apart? compromise. >> blind sided from behind. a college student gets kicked off campus after pummeling an anti-trump protester.