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never thought i would get a job. >> reporter: at a music festival. the agency struggled to hire 5,000 agents, president trump requested to help secure the mexican border.
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so the cbp got creative and is venturing to spartan races, county fairs, and country music festivals. >> what's your base pay? >> pretty good. >> former army infantryman, says it makes sense. >> there is a lot of people here just love this country. you will see, american flags scattered throughout every one that you go to. >> reporter: the agency is having a hard time finding applicants who can pass a polygraph test. by its own admission, 75% of them failed. the agency now offers a shorter policy graph test and allows waivers from the test for law enforcement and the military. >> we have looked at all the stinz t steps. acting deputy cdp commissioner. >> looking for people making it through the hiring steps. find the right kind of people it will be easy for them. last time the border patrol increased recruiting after 9/11, they didn't have polygraph tests. it was plagued by corrupt and
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violent agents. >> how are you? >> he says that's why finding the right recruits is crucial. >> we have to make sure we are attracting the right kind of people who can make it through the vetting process so that when they're out there doing their work on behalf of america we can trust them. >> done dahler, cbs news, detroit lakes, minnesota. >> the war president trump wanted to end will go on indefinitely. more u.s. troops could soon be heading to afghanistan, major garrett at the white house, charlie d'agata in kabul. major, the white house is working overtime to say the strategy is new. how much is really different? >> much of it is the same. so what is new-- the emphasis on counterterrorism. the use of special operators, air assets and the cia to relentlessly atact enemy wherever it is if that includes pakistan. rebuilding afghanistan is not central, it may not even be incidental to this mission. >> major, we had as many as 100,000 troops in afghanistan.
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couldn't seem to reach our objective. can we win this way? >> secretary of state, rex tillerson had a revealing answer to that question. contradicting president trump's assessment this could end in total victory. >> this entire effort is intended to put pressure on the taliban to, have the taliban understand you will not win a battlefield victory. we may not win one. but neither will you. >> the president thought long and hard about ending all of this, by withdrawing. but he did not because the military assured him, progress can and will be made. but what progress looks like? well the white house still will not define it it. >> charlie how will this translate on the ground in the war against the taliban? >> well, anthony the majority of u.s. forces currently are in a noncombat role here in afghanistan. but the possibility of u.s. soldiers fighting on the front line caught at tension of abdull la-abdull la, second in command of the afghan government we speck to earlier today. are you hoping, expecting that
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american forces will take more of a combat role here? >> i would say with the new policy, with the removal of -- limitations and there will be much, much better position to make, to make an impact. u.s. forces would be much, much more active. >> now it has been around three years since combat operations formerly came to an end. special forces operations continue, but if president trump's loosening of restrictions means now regular u.s. soldiers scan now join in, well, anthony that marks a significant change intactics. >> charlie d'agata in kabul. major garrett at the white house. thank you both. coming up next, he quarterback aid time to the
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but colin kaepernick's marketability may start with his knee. and his pregame protests last season. all 32 nfl teams have at least two quarterbacks. and despite leading a team to the super bowl, kaepernick remains unemployed. >> any chances he is being black balled? >> black balled is a strong word. >> reporter: cbs sports analyst, boom boomer esiason is an nfl mvp. already this preseason, protests have continued on nfl side lines. and for the first time, some white players are standing and kneeling alongside their teammates. 70% of nfl players are african-american. many see a racial injustice with kaepernick. to seattle defensive back, richard sherman, the league's message is, boy, stay in your place. the eagles malcolm jenkins called teams cowards.
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dr. harry edwards, a kaepernick adviser, agrees. >> you have people who came back after being associated with drugs, rape charges, and so forth, but a man who violated no league rule, who committed no crime, cannot play in the league. that's not kaepernick's problem. that's the league's problem. >> reporter: nfl commissioner roger goodell denies the quarterback is being blackballed. >> those are football decisions that each team has to make and what they think are right ways to make their fbl teaootball te better. >> reporter: kaepernick's protest clearly offended many in the nfl. >> kaepernick! >> including boomer esiason. >> whatever political views you have you don't take to the nfl field? >> would you hire kaepernick? >> i wouldn't want him on my team. i wouldn't. >> reporter: if signed, kaepernick says he will stand for the national anthem this season.
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finally tonight, one sunrise later, the earth is still over the moon over the eclipse. here is jamie yuccas. >> oh, my gosh! [ cheers and applause ] >> the eclipse may have had all eyes on the sky, some of the most stunning images came from above the ground. nasa caught the international space station, photo bombing eat clips. -- the eclipse. a wired reporter caught totality after jumping out of a plane. and a plane cruising. >> corona. three, two, one! there it is! vivid memories remain from the farm fields of madras, oregon. >> yeah, you can see that. >> reporter: to carbondale, illinois. >> so glad we got to see it. rancheros on to charleston, south carolina. >> i'm speechless. literally speechless. >> reporter: hardly speechless, social media. the eclipse generated 240 million likes and shares on
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facebook. 160 million on instagram. more than this year's super bowl. on hashtag eclipse, more than 2.5 million posted photos. the eclipse, eclipsed netflix viewership which dropped 10% during totality. as for music, a song recorded 34 years ago, bonnie tyler's total eclipse of the heart became the number one pop song in the country yesterday. ♪ total eclipse of the heart in madras, oregon, louis' heart was hardly eclipsed. >> like something you have never seen before. >> you saw it? >> yeah, yeah. >> breathtaking, huh. >> reporter: hang on to the tens of millions of solar eclipse glasses, in seven years, totality will hit the u.s. once more. jamie yuccas, cbs news, madras, oregon. >> that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new
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york city, i'm anthony mason. thank you for watching. hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. president trump's new strategy in afghanistan includes about 4,000 more united states troops and could be on transport planes headed to the war zone in days. 16-year-old conflict in afghanistan is already the longest war in u.s. history. the cost 2200 dead, 20,000 woundwoun wounded price tag approaching $1 trillion. the president addressed the nation monday night. anthony mason discussed details with chief the white house correspondent, major garrett and charlie d'agata. the white house is working overtime to say this strategy is
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new. how much is different? >> much is the same. what is new? emphasis on counterterrorism. and the cia to relntlessly attack, pakistan, rebuilding afghanistan is not central mate not be incidental to this mission. >> major, we had as many as 100,000 troops in afghanistan. couldn't seem to reach our objective. can we win this way? rex tillerson contradicting mr. trump's that this could end in victory. >> this effort is intended to put pressure on the taliban to have the taliban understand you will not win a battlefield victory. we may not. but neither will you. >> the president thought long and hard by ending all this withdrawing. he did not. the military assured him progress can and will be made. what progress looks like, well the white house still will not define. >> charlie, how will this translate on the ground in the
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war against the taliban? ar you hoping x. pektding amanor combat role here? >> i will say that, with the new policy, with the removal of -- of limitations, and, there will be, in much, much better position to make an impact. >> i would say with the new policy, with the removal of -- limitations and there will be much, much better position to make, to make an impact. u.s. forces would be much, much more active. >> now it has been around three years since combat operations formerly came to an end. special forces operations continue, but if president trump's loosening of restrictions means now regular
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u.s. soldiers scan now join in, well, anthony that marks a significant change intactics. >> a russian company that provides anti-virus and malware protection for companies around the world in the cross hairs of the fbi kaspersky labs off the list for approved vendors for government contracts. its software is still used by thousands of companies and many local governments. jeff pegues has the story. cbs news confirmed fbi officials met with private industry representatives to relay concerns about kasperskylab, moscow based cybersecurity company with suspected ties to russian intelligence. fbi agents have interviewed kaspersky employees working in the u.s. >> i don't use the products. >> rob joyce, the nation's cybersecurity czar is warning company's soft ware. >> would you advise your family, parents to use it? >> i wouldn't. you know, i worry that, as a nation state, russia raelt
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hasn't done the right things for this country. and they have a lot of control and latitude over the information that goes to companies in russia. so i worry about that. >> mike morell former assistant director of the cia. >> there is a connection between kaspersky and russian intelligence. and, i'm absolutely certain that russian intelligence would want to use that connection to their advantage. >> reporter: the u.s. government already prohibits its use, but local and state governments make extensive use of the russian software in fact there are more than 400 million users worldwide. the fear is, kaspersky's anti-virus software supposed to protect users from malicious activity could actually provide russian intelligence with valuable information. and as this certificate shows, the company is registered with
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the fsb, one of russia's intelligence agencies. this is the most important -- >> the company's founder, eugene kaspersky served in the ministry defense and is graduate of a computer school tied to russian intelligence. the company denies accusations calling them false allegations. a spokesperson said in an e-mail, the company has never helped nor will it help any government in the world. u.s. officials dismiss the denials. and continue to warn about the soft ware. as cyberczar, do you think more should be done to get the word out to the public not to use it? >> i think they should look at decisions the government is making and make their own decisions. >> reporter: the fbi says that it regularly meets with private sector organizations to share security concerns, but it doesn't tell companies what business decisions to make. navy divers have begun recovering remains of sailors killed when their destroyer was rammed by an oil tanker off the coast of singapore.
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this is the second such accident in two months. ben tracy is tracking the story from beijing. >> reporter: the navy is taking what is calling an operational pause. what they want to do is give their ship commanders a chance to work with their crews on basic seamanship, and team work after several incidents here in the pacific have called into question the level of training on u.s. navy ships. a gaping hole in the side of another u.s. warship could be a sign of a bigger problem in the pacific. the uss john s. mccain suffered extensive damage when it collided monday with an oil, chemical tanker while making a routine port visit in singapore. navy officials have not confirmed an initial investigation that points to a possible loss of steering. but say their review will kid all possibilities including sabotage or a cyberattack. in a video posted online, the chief of naval operations called for all u.s. navy ships worldwide to halt operations, and review basic training.
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>> directed more comprehensive review to ensure that we get at the contributing knack torz, root causes of incidents. >> just two month as go a ship from the seventh fleet, uss fitzgerald, collided with a merchant ship off the coast of japan. seven navy sailors died. on fry date fitzgerald's captain, commander bryce benson was relieved of his duty and several sailors were punished. a sign mistakes were made on the warship. >> it does show there is a systemic issue on the deck of whether or not there are people that are qualified, whether they're certified, whether or not they, they are using all of the things at their disposal to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> there have been four incidents this year involving ships from the seventh fleet. in may, a guided missile cruiser collided with a south korean fishing vessel. in january, another cruiser ran aground in tokyo bay. >> i think every commander will look at their specific units,
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>> announcer: this the cbs "overnight news." a new study found that rising sea temperatures as a result of climate change could lead to smaller fish. especially the kind that you like to eat. like salmon, tuna, cod. the university of british columbia found that higher water temperatures speeds the metabolism of fish causing them to gulp more oxygen from the water. and this eventually stunts their growth. meanwhile, climate change is already affecting humans. seth doane paid a visit to a group of disappearing islands in the pacific.
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half a world away in surrounded by the pacific ocean are 33 picturesque islands whim make up the republic of kiribati, or kiribas as locals say. the people here live on the brink. what are your plans for the future? >> my plans is for the future is to migrate. why do you want to leave kiribas? >> because i want a change. >> reporter: she has two kids, 8 and 9 years old. but cannot imagine a future for them here. i have no choice. no other choice. if tsunami coming, high tide affecting our water. how can we survive?
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for the future. they have been here for centuries. 100,000 residents who occupy stretches of land as narrow as a basketball court. so their yo hat waves from one side can roll straight on through to the other. half of kiribas' population is under 25. some scenarios show that within their life times their island could become uninhabitable. engulfed by the rising ocean. it seems like paradise. >> it is a paradise. >> the most disastrous thing in kiribas right now. is rising of the sea. if you look around you see sea walls. the tide keeps coming and taking
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away our lands. >> the sea walls back here didn't seem to work. >> they don't work. it continued to be destroyed. the sea wall is broken. >> there was a sea wall here? >> yes. >> now it is flooded with water. >> yes, flooded with water. ♪ >> where was your home? >> my home, right in the middle of the water. >> your home was there? >> yes. >> just washed away. >> yes, washed away. >> so you would have been walking through, people's homes right now. >> yes, yes. >> who do you blame? i know they're going to hate me. >> that's okay. >> america, the united states. >> the united states is responsible for over a quarter of the world's carbon emissions to date. in recent years, a warming planet, and melting glaciers, have resulted in rising seas. and an increase in extreme weather events. like this in the capital of
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kiribas in 2015. that's not just kiribas, that is worldwide. 40% of the world's population. lives within 60 miles of the coast. 145 million live less than three feet above sea level. this is miami last month. and new orleans, just two weeks ago. bite end of the century, worst case projections have parts of cities, along with parts of boston and manhattan, underwater. but these places all have higher ground to relocate to. those on kiribas have nowhere to run. scientist and climate expert, ben strauss, models projections of sea level rise. >> sea level rise, raises the launch pad. and makes each flood, deeper,
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damaging. today, sea levels rising. 50% faster than it was 20 years ago. that is a real cause for alarm. kiribas sits 6 feet above sea level. so there is nowhere to safely rebuild. this was a house here? >> yeah, this is the house before. >> water just came. destroyed the house. >> water came in with the strong wind. destroyed the house. >> this man has seen his neighbors on a remote island of kiribas displaced because of extreme tides. >> this fisherman here working on his net. used to be here. >> yeah. >> yes. you awe you know. >> salt water inundated this village. contaminating the groundwater. and killing the crops in the field. 10 families have already left. only maria take's family remains. >> it is interesting that she has -- probably one of the lowest carbon footprints in the
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world. but, she is the one, feeling climate change. >> yeah, we have to move to maybe, another country. countries that they have mountains, you know? >> the united states will withdraw. from the paris climate accord. >> we were in kiribas in june when president trump announce his decision. president trump just saying, now, that, that the u.s. will withdraw from the paris climate accord. the president claimed that the limits on green house emissions warming our planet would have killed american jobs and placed unfair burden on the u.s. as president i can put no other consideration before the well being of american citizens.
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>> where is the justice, sending it that way. and get the better life. and we lose our hope. where is the justice. >> former kiribas president, has encouraged his people to leave before they are displaced. purchasing, 5,000 acres of land in fiji that could serve as a refuge. and last month, fiji's prime minister said people from kiribas who flee due to climate change could settle permanently. last thing i would push to see them lose is their dignity. climate change is not a national issue. it is a global issue. we need globalist thinking. global ilacking a moment. >> five kiribas residents applied for refugee status in nearby new zealand and were rejected. the united nations does not
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recognize climate change as a reason to become a refugee. for now the residents of kiribas are left wondering. >> it's dangerous. it is scary. it's, worried me for my future sake and especially my kids. >> for you that is the answer to leave. >> yes. i have to leave. >> but as you might imagine. packing up and leaving is no simple subject. >> have you ever thought of leaving this place? >> no. >> why not? >> this is my home island the i am born here. i love it. the land is changing. because your carpet never stops working
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against limescale. so switch to lysol. what it takes to protect. police departments across the country are turning to body cameras to keep track of their officers interactions with the public. but for some towns the price of the cameras puts them out of reach. one police department in new jersey may have fund a work around. cell phones. anna werner reports from jersey city. officers in jersey city tried traditional bed cameras three years age but the mayor says the software didn't work. and data storage was expensive. and much cheaper option using something right in our pockets. when police officer, amir al-atik goes on foot patrol. he straps on his gear which now includes a body camera in a cell
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phone. >> any time i have a community interaction the camera being used. >> the police issued cell phone is set to a med that allows it to function as a cop camera. >> huh has everything been. >> the officer turns the camera on, recorded footage streams to a secure server at the police department. jersey city is the first city in the u.s. to try this less expensive method to record officers actions. >> think we were early to the conversation. >> steven fulk is mayor. >> mentioned may have a solution that they worked with elsewhere in the world. would we be open to it. we said, yeah, take a look. >> a sister company to google called jigsaw, developed the app, cop-cast. the new system offers data storage options than traditional body cams which also helps loper the system's price by millions of dollars. >> not new york. not chicago. jersey city. >> think jersey city is a great
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place to try innovative solutions to challenges in government. it is big enough that, that you can actually see what happens, and, and try different things. and, it is small enough if it doesn't work. you can change, adapt. >> the unit. >> the hardware. >> jersey city plans to roll out the cell phone cam rz to awful its 932 officers in the fall. >> how much does this weigh? that is heavy. >> start the camera rolling. >> the system isn't perfect. the department wants to make the cameras less bulky and lighter weight. and the officer who helped test them admits, not all residents liked being recorded. >> there are situations where there are service to calls. people don't want the police there. come in. have the cameras on. camera shy. they dent want to deal with it. >> the mayor says, get used to it. he foresees a day when the phone-cams might be worn by every jersey constituenty government employee who deals with the public. >> the quality of the service
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from our employees are topnotch. i think that, if anything slips there is going to be a chance to review that d >> a little big brotherish. >> i think ultimately our goal is to deliver the best quality service possible. >> aclu privacy advocate, jay stanley says that may be taking things a bit too far. >> last time i checked. there haven't been any housing inspectors who shot unarmed black men. knot no roone to have the privacy problems with the cameras for government employees who didn't have the power, the police officer has to shoot and kill. when you are in a world of terrorist risk, security risks. that the sort of tools important. just a reality where we are today. so, do i think some people are going to say this is like big brother? yes. do i think that ultimately this is where we end up from, a technology standpoint for all police departments. yes. as well. >> for now the cameras are staying within the police department. the department says it will be focused on looking at recorded video after any incidents. but, supervisors do have the
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monday's solar eclipse is a happy memory for most. but for scientists the event is far from over. they'll be analyzing data for months. david begnaud has the the part of the story from nashville. >> you ready? >> yes. >> skirting above the clouds. pair of nasa planes flew in tandom on research mission to unlock the secrets of the sun. their precise telescopic cameras attached to the nose of each plane. captured more than 29,000 photographs as the sun and moon moved into totality. to do it, nasa pilots traced eclipse shadow path at 50,000 feet above missouri, illinois, kentucky, tennessee. >> they had to be in the schadd detogeth schadd detogether. ten seconds. at high at to the research
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program the results felt like swreet victory. >> they were able to chase a solar eclipse going 450 miles an hour, spaced 70 miles apart. and they hit their marks within seconds of one another so we could get 7 1/2 minutes of totality compared to only two minutes 40 seconds for some one standing on the ground. flying in this plane requires a lot of specialized training. >> we met him at ellington field in houston two weeks ago. where nasa's science team hopes to learn about how energy is trained frerd from inside the sun to its hotter outer corona. our results will lead to a better understanding of the corona which will lead to better understanding of flares and coronal mass ejections which affects the public how? >> they can cause lackouts of radio frequency communications. cell phones can have trouble working. it can cause power outages by knocking out power grids. >> from above the art, there was plenty of wonder too.
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this is the moon shadow. also known as the umbra, that tiny speck flying across the sun is the international space station. >> all of a sudden this huge black shadow was going across the earth. >> as you might imagine, six engineers on board the iss had a view that was out of this world. >> for us being able to witness it from above was really special. >> the hope is that this eclipse inspired a whole new generation, to have an appreciation and maybe even a love for science and nature. >> you have a treasure trove of se has right now.that nobody our pilots and our equipment operators hit those marks. bull's eye. >> by the way not everything worked perfectly. when the planes got to the altitude, satellites went out. couldn't see anything on the ground. and then like magic it all came together. >> if you miss this one, next total solar eclipse will pass across the u.s. in 2024. that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. and for others you can check back with us a little later for
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the morning news, and of course, th it's wednesday, august 23rd, 2017. this is "the cbs morning news." outside of the president's rally in phoenix, peaceful protests become unruly. inside, mr. trump had a message for his space. >> it is finally time to rebuild our country, to take care of our people. >> following two deadly u.s. navy ship crashes, the man in


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