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henderson. the court agreed. the 22-year-old university of arizona graduate was in greece last year to launch a clothing line with friends. on the night of the attack, a serb woman told investigators she posed for a selfie with the american when a man nearby said there are a lot of rb in the bar. why your talking to a black guy? outside the bar he was chased by a mob of men and brutally beaten to death. "cbs this morning's" gayle king spoke with his parents shortly after his killing. >> do you think this was a racially motivated incident or just something that was out of control and he just happened to be the unlucky victim here? >> may not have started that way. may have started out as an american issue and then resulted in, you know, a black american tragedy. >> reporter: prosecutors say they intend to appeal the sentences and it's likely the case will be heard by a higher court. the defendants, mainly serbian citizens,miled and even gave
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each other high-fives after the verdict was read out. j.b.? >> charlie, thank you very much. up next -- can americans break a bendable habit? the war on waste prompts the reinvention of the drinking straw. from all the airmen deployed from the 455th air expeditionary king to bagram air field we send a holiday greeting back to our friends and family. >> happy thanksgiving! around here, nobody ever does it
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so when i heard they added ultra oxi to the cleaning power of tide, so now we can undo all the tough stains that nobody did dad? i didn't do it it's got to be tide here's an idea that's stirring debate. some coastal cities are trying to reduce ocean pollution by banning plastic drinkingst. lds suny at is of course, until it fails you. >> try and suck that milk shake through there.
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it's an effort, right? >> a lot of work for a little teeny bit. >> reporter: in seattle, bob donegan and his team at ivars and kid valley restaurants have spent hours testing strauss. >> we have paper straws, plastic straws from plants. >> reporter: all this because millions of plastic straws end up as litter, often in the oceans. which is why this past summer, seattle became the largest city in america to address this problem. by banning plastic straws in restaurants and replacing them with compostable or paper options. the tif >> the tourists are amused by this. they think this is a great adventure. what is this about? how come i can't suck your milk shake through this straw? well, the straws that work aren't compostable so that's why. oh, it becomes an education opportunity. >> reporter: and if you ask environmental advocate dune ivars, the straw is only the
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beginning. >> it's a symbol, a token as you put it. >> yes. >> of what? >> a symbol of our consumption and single use plastic that has no end of life. you cannot recycle straws. >> reporter: she's executive director of lonely whale, an organization that through social media campaigns like stop sucking has helped portray the plastic straw as something we can do without. isn't there something to be said on behalf of convenience? >> as a mom of a 4 1/2-year-old, yes there is something to be said for convenience. so the question has to become then, how much are we willing to forsake our planet for the sake of a cup of coffee in a to-go container? >> reporter: it's a question on the minds of more and more americans. >> paper? >> usually i ask for a paper straw. >> reporter: plastic? >> if you didn't have a plastic straw, what would you use? >> my mouth. >> reporter: metal? >> my metal straw. it's my favorite thing.
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i have like 20 of them. >> reporter: metal is also the straw of choice for dune ives. >> when you're done with your straw, when you just shake it out? >> yeah, a little paper towel. shake it out and put it back in your bag. >> it's not a hassle? >> it's not a big deal. >> reporter: what she prefers is not using a straw at all. that may be hard for some folks to swallow. tony doukopil, cbs news, seattle. >> paper straw it is. coming up, an american sailor's rough night in shark-infested waters. hi. my name is specialist serena hermosa. i'm stationed here atir base romania. i want to wish my family and friends back home a happy thanksgiving.
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day to eat, drink and go shopping. dozens of major chains are open tonight getting a jump on black friday. the research firm e-marketer estimates americans will spend a record $1 trillion this holiday season. and an american who was in australia must be especially thankful tonight. the 29-year-old man from hawaii spent last night clinging to his capsized boat off queensland. he was there for 12 hours a helicopter lifted him out oilt the ushark-infested watersex - these potatoes. a far away nation sees them as a sweet solution to many problems. happy thanksgiving from norway! >> announcer: this portion is sponsored by the quick silver card from capital one.
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we end tonight 7,000 miles from new york in the african nation of rwanda. a staple some take for granted is changing lives there. jim axelrod gets to the root of a sweet solution. ♪ >> reporter: these rwandan villagers are singing songs of gratitude. thankful for what some aid workers have brought them. a particular type of sweet potato. nearly half the kids in rural rwanda suffer from stunted growth. many others have vision problems. both due to diets lacking vitamin a. the non-profit international potato center made introducing this type of sweet potato chock
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full of vitamin a a priority. >> it's no better sight than when you go to the field and you see a kid or a mom or a house eating it. >> reporter: dr. kirimi sindi is the head researcher in rwanda. he oversaw the years of cross-breeding to naturally create this potato that can thrive in the country's unpredictable climate. >> i think i can be a part of changing the world. and the reason is, there shouldn't be a reason why some people should be hungry or have no food. >> reporter: two of uwubumwe jeane's six children had started to lose their vision. she was able to start feeting them sweet potatoes, funded in part by a $4 million investment from usaid. the color of my child's eyes changed, she said, after she started eating orange flesh sweet potatoes.
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the eyes turned back to normal. for years, drocella yankulije, a widow, lived in poverty. i was so poor, she says, i had to beg for clothing. now she grows sweet potatoes so successfully, she's been able to hire other women. i feel so happy that i've become a woman of importance in my community. since orange flesh sweet potatoes are just about the only variety consumed in the u.s., dr. sindi says a story about fighting hunger in rwanda should carry special meaning here today. >> and we take it for granted. >> reporter: whether it's here, there or anywhere else, a smile on the face of a once-hungry kid, that's something for which we can all be thankful. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >>ndt's the ernigh "morninews"heck back with atl t
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morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm james brown. ♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. mother nature delivered a thanksgiving gift to the tens of thousands affected by the california deadly wildfire. rain has all but doused the flames of the camp fire but not before it destroyed 13,000 homes and killed at least 83 people. they spent the holiday just thankful to be alive. carter ev them. >> reporter: recovery crews aren't slowing down today. they're back in paradise searching for victims just hours after a large rain storm all but extinguished the massive camp fire. the rain makes it harder to sift through wet ash and debris but safer for cadaver dogs searching
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for human remains according to deputy incident commander mark brown. >> decreases inhalation problems both for the rescuers and canines. >> all that toxic dust? >> they aren't inhaling it. and the canines, you can't put masks on them because they have to use their nose. >> reporter: the storm could dump up to six inches of rain over the next few days leading authorities to close down one of the main access roads to the fire zone. with 52,000 people evacuated, many still have no place to go for the holiday. some are living in tents in the walmart parking lot. but volunteers, even celebrity chefs like guy fieri have rallied around this community providing thousands of thanksgiving meals. >> giving thanks is exactly what we need. that's exactly what has happened. >> reporter: among the volunteers, firefighters like jim irving who already spent weeks on this fire and will now miss dinner with his own family. >> to me, this is almost like this is -- i'd rather be here,
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you know, it's helping oksabout. >> rorter: ron whiteost his fire. what was it like to come here and have the same guys who tried to save your home serve you thanksgiving dinner. >> i thank every one of them as soon as i meet them. i think that these are absolutely wonderful people. they deserve every consideration that they can get. >> reporter: this is just one of two thanksgiving events for evacuees today. in all, they are prepared to serve up to 15,000 free meals. president trump spent's holiday in florida deciding against the thanksgiving day tradition of visiting american troops overseas. the president did speak to some soldiers in afghanistan via video conference. then he resumed his twitter war against the federal judiciary. the president also vowed to close the southern border to keep out migrants, and h federal government over funding for his border wall.
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>> he called me up and i signed an order. >> reporter: from his florida resort, president trump threatened to shut down the entire southern border. >> if we find that it's -- it gets to a level where we're going to lose control or where our people are going to start getting hurt, we'll close entry into the country for a period of time. >> reporter: the warning comes as a migrant caravan moves closer to the u.s./mexico border. nearly 6,000 active duty troops are awaiting its arrival. the president said he has authorized the use of extreme measures to control the crowd. >> if they have to, they'll use lethal force. i've given the okay. >> reporter: a white house official says mr. trump approved a memo from chief of staff john kelly to the department of defense allowing use of force, including lethal force where necessary, butt'for liryt as aolice force. defense secretary james mattis characterized the memo as more of a request, not an order. president trump also warned that the government may close in december if congress doesn't
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change immigration laws to include funding for his proposed wall. >> the wall is just a part of border security. very important part. probably the most important part. but could there be a shutdown? there certainly could. >> reporter: and the president defending federal es after mr. trump claimed those appointed by democratic presidents make partisan rulings. >> john roberts has been speaking a little bit about it, and i think we've -- and i have a lot of respect for him. i like him and i respect him, but i think we have to use some common sense. federal health officials are pointing to california as the likely source of the tantsed romaine lettuce, potentially deadly e. coli has shown up in n states. anna werner has the latest. >> throwing it away. so wasteful. >> reporter: forget about serving this tossed salad on the thanksgiving table. all these leafy greens at
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alameda natural grocery in california are going straight to the garbage. >> cases of romaine. packages of romaine. probably over 200 pounds of lettuce we've thrown away today. >> reporter: health officials say romaine lettuce should be removed from all supermarket shelves and restaurant menus until they can determine the source of a new e. coli outbreak. a potentially deadly strain of the bacteria has sickened 32 people in 11 states since october. nearly one-third of the cases, nine, are in los angeles county. scott horsefall, the ceo of the california leafy greens marketing agreement says most of the romaine on the market when the outbreak began was grown in his state. >> given the harvest cycle at that time, i think there's a good possibility that it came from california, yes. >> reporter: but he also says finding the exact farm will be difficult because it takes about two to three weeks for investigators to confirm an e. coli outbreak is under way.
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cooking kills most germs found in food but becauseaially eat r that's not really an option. the cdc says just throw it out. it's not worth the risk. anna werne were high-fiving in a greek courtroom after hearing their sentences in the killing of an american tourist. the victim was beaten to death on camera by the gang. none was convicted of murder, and some will even walk free. charlie d'agata has more. >> reporter: having lost their son, today bakari henderson's parents lost their fight for justice. >> it's ridiculous. i'm sorry. it's ridiculous. >> you should not be able to chase a man down and beat him to death and then not go to jail and serve jailtime. >> reporter: his mother was overcome with emotion. >> that's all i have to say. >> reporter: the defendants say they didn't mean to kill erson. the coured. the 22-year-old university of
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arizona graduate was in greece last year to launch a clothing line with friends. on the night of the attack, a rbigat she posed for a selfie with the american when a man nearby said, there are a lot of serbs in the bar. why are you talking to a black guy, then smacked henderson in the face. henderson hit back. outside the bar he was chased by a mob of men and brutally beaten to death. "cbs this morning's" gayle king spoke with his parents shortly after his killing. >> do you think this was a racially motivated incident or do you just think it was just something that was out of unl victim here? mahart out as an amican issue and then resulted> ntt'kely t appeal the se will be heard by a higher court. the defendants, mainly serbian citizens, smiled and even gave each other high-fives after the
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♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." >> tens of thousands of american servicemen and women spent the thanksgiving day holiday away from their families and loved ones. but their sacrifice will not be forgotten. it's memorialized in a new military museum. this museum has no tanks or fighter jets. only the words and deeds of america's warriors. chip reid paid a visit. >> reporter: the new national veterans memorial and museum plays homage to the more than 40 million men and women who have served in the united states military. there are displays you might expect, civil war-era hats, first aid kits dating back 200 years and boots from a fallen soldier in iraq.
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>> i watched the transition of helmets over the years. >> reporter: colin powell, the honorary chair of the museum's board of directors, says it's about so much more. >> i wasn't planning to get on another museum board, but once i came out here when it was under construction and i had to be a part of it. it was unique in that it on the individual soldier, sailor, airman, marine. it's not about the battle or the generals. it's about the folks who actually get the job done. >> there are no tanks in here. >> don't need any. >> no planes. >> no planes. it's a quiet place where the focus is totally on the individual g.i. >> reporter: g.i.s like tom tran who was shot in the head four days into his first combat mission in iraq. >> in the back of the head. >> back of the head. >> you were still conscious. > still conscious. bandaged my own head. cracked a couple jokes. tried to keep myself awake. we finished the mission. >> i never even thought about the military while i was growing up. >> reporter: tran tells his
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story of service in video exhibits throughout the museum. >> a lot of veterans come back and feel like they don't have anybody to share their story with. and this is proof that they can share that story. >> reporter: there are interactiv location of u.s. troops throughout the decades. and, of course, stories of enlisting, of sacrifice, of coming home. from the famous to the anonymous. >> i never thought anybody would be interested in my story, but why shouldn't they? you know, i gave 17 years to this country. i think anybody who has worn that uniform deserves to hear their story told. >> reporter: the museum doesn't shy away from some of the military's thornier issues. >> by the time i graduated college, i was a single mother. >> reporter: when she was discharged after a cancer diagnosis, she found there were no services for her or her son. >> i took an oath 17 years ago to never leave a fallen comrade. once i saw that was a void, that
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became my next mission. whangets did you do exactly? >> i started a non-profit organization call final salute inc. >> tishen you first went to vietnam? >> 23 years young. >> 23 years. >> how long before you became a prisoner of war was that? >> that was september of 1967. and my airplane went down in january '68. >> reporter: tom mo was a p.o.w. for more than five years. his daughter was an infants when he left and 6 when he returned. >> we had two more kids after i came home. my boys. they've each had three kids. i cherish my whole family, but my boys and grandkids would never have been born had i not been born. >> reporter: do you think this museum will appeal to civilians and military and veterans alike? >> i hope so because we have only had about 1% of the american population involved in military operations. and so it is important the other 99% know their sacrifice and why they are sacrificing and what
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that sacrifice is like. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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actor jeff goldblum has starred in some of the biggest blockbuster hits of the last 30 years. but he's got some other skills as well. and she showed them off to our anthony mason. ♪ >> reporter: jeff goldblum's life is like a jazz piece. his acting, improvisational. >> wow. wow. i didn't hear any thunder, but out of your fingers, was that like sparkles? >> reporter: his style unpredictable. he's made an art of being offbeat. there's a cadence to your speech. >> yeah, yeah. >> i like that hearty laugh. hey, i'd like to hear you sing. >> no, you wouldn't. >> i'd like to hear you in "south pacific." ♪ if ever i would leave you anthony mason is --
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♪ some enchanted evening >> you've hijacked this line of questioning. >> okay. go ahead. >> reporter: he starred in two of the '90s biggest blockbusters. >> time's up. >> you know how i'm always trying to save the planet. >> reporter: as a computer geek in "independence day." >> there's my chance. >> reporter: and as a math whiz who fights off dinosaurs in "jurassic park." >> must go faster.t sn t lm's a erected a 25-foot statue of him in london. >> there may have been several of these over your career but this seems to be another jeff um nt. "ityle" magazine just the night before he invited us -- >> want to know about this? >> reporter: -- into his closet. to examine his eye for the unusual. >> very, very handsome.
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>> reporter: like the vintage frames he bought for his part in "grand buddha pest hotel." >> i hat a hat and a goatee. >> reporter: even his skills as a musician of finally getting recognition. goldblum, who for 20 years, has played a weekly gig at an l.a. jazz club with the million red snitzer orchestra named for a family friend will release his first album next week. >> what do you get from it? >> what i always got from it. or early on in pittsburgh, i set my sights on acting. i was obsessed with it. but i love playing piano. >> reporter: young jeff goldblum frustrated his music teacher at first. >> then when he brought this arrangement of alley cat with sinkipation which i felt inside was like --
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♪ it was like that. >> reporter: at 17, he took his musical talent and acting aspirations to new york. and almost immediately got a part in an off-broadway play. >> and then, an agent saw me in that and sent me up for my first movie audition "death wish" in 1973. >> that was your very first film audition? >> yes, sir. >> you were freak number one. >> well researched. that's correct. early on i got some lucky opportunities and then annie hall, that's a funny line. >> you got one line, but it was a good one. >> i forgot my mantra. >> reporter: he got to wear chaps and a cowboy hat in "the adventures of buckaroo bonnsai." >> and then "the big chill." >> friendship is the bread of life. but money is the honey. >> you know, yeah. >> yeah, that's a strange thing to do. >> reporter: his first leading
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role was in "the fly." the critic roger ebert wrote, his natural oddness makes him perfect for the part. >> what have i really done? all i've done is say to the world, let's go! move. catch me waiter. >> i was interested early on in making sure my quirks, or whatever they were, didn't hold me back. >> yal>> yes. okay. you know. >> i'm just curious how you perceive them. >> even as i sit here now i'd b even though i'm not trying to do anything for effect, this is authentic to me and i've developed whatever this ninkampuperie is. if i didn't know it was different than right down the middle. a little funny here and there. and if you like it, it's just your cup of tea and if you don't, it's a little too odd. >> reporter: one partahi almost didn't get, the role of dr. ian
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malcolm in "jurassic park." director spielberg told him -- >> we're working on the script and his last draft didn't include your character. your character has been cut out, and i was like, oh, mrieou know headrehyuseful,t bu -- back the picture. and so did i. how about that? >> reporter: back in his closet, on the wall, goldblum has a gallery of his relatives. >> here is my dad. >> reporter: his father was a doctor to pittsburgh steel workers. his mother worked in radio. >> there's my sister's rendering of my mom block print thing. she just died a few years ago in her mid-80s. here are my two brothers. my brother rick died when he was 23. i was 19 when he died doing this broadway show in new york.
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>> did that really rock the family? >> oh, yes, yes, it did. sure. yeah, it did. >> sorry. >> for the only time in our conversation, he is speechless. do you like hats? would you like to try on a hat? >> reporter: goldblum has lived high up on the hill. in back he has a bench. he brought his wife emily here just after they met. >> we'd only known each other a day, and we met at the gym, and i walked her up there and showed her it's a great view from up there. and we kissed for the first time. >> that's very romantic. >> it's romantic. >> reporter: goldbloom and emily livington, a 35-year-old former olympic gymnast, married in 2014. now, at 66, he is a father for the first time. >> it's a camera. >> 18 months. and then charlie -- >> i get a big kick out of them.
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i'm fascinated. able tep up?worried you'd be >> good question. that's very graciously put. [ laughter ] >> there's that laugh again ♪ some enchanted evening." when i told albert brooks a few years ago, who i'm lucky to know, we're going to have a baby. he said i'll give you a word of advice. look for schools with ramps. ramps? he's so funny. >> with new kids, a new album and a new look, jeff goldblum says he's just a late bloomer. >> my seventh grade teacher used to write on the blackboard, a quote from abraham lincoln. i shall study and prepare myself so that when my chance comes, i will be ready. it was seventh grade, and that's still -- >> you still remember it. >> i tomorrow, and i'm applying it. this late blooming business in
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all aspects of my personage, i'm flowering. and i'm
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steve hartman now with a heartwarming thanksgiving tale that he found, you guessed it, on the road. >> nancy abel admits her maternal instinct may be a little overactive. at least that was her excuse for nagging a young hiker she met along the pacific crest trail in washington state a couple weeks ago. that hiker's name was katarina. and all katarina did was mention to nancy her plan to continue hiking alone up to the canadian border. >> she was from germany. she had no idea what he was getting into. >> you tried to talk her out of it? >> i sure did. if you wereer, wouldn't let you do this. >> reporter: here's the thing. katarina had already walked the first 2,500 miles of the trail which starts at the mexican border. she had just 150 to go. so katarina brushed aside nosy
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nancy's carping concern. >> and that's the last i saw of her. >> reporter: but it wasn't the last of her worry.for th next sy grew increasingly restless. she knew it was late in the season to be walking that final stretch without snow shoes. and when she read the forecast for two feet of snow in the mountains, nancy went full-on mother hen. >> i was really stressed out. i felt really compelled that i really needed to get help for her. >> 911, what's the address of the emergency. >> i am not having an emergency. i'm calling about a hiker who is probably at risk. >> reporter: now as a general rule, the authorities here don't go looking for missing people who aren't missing. this hiker hadn't put out a distress call. hadn't even missed a checkpoint, yet nancy convinced them that her hunch was an educated one. so they went searching. e snohom county sheriff's
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department scoured the mountain where nancy suggested. and that's when they spotted her. frostbit with maybe a day to live. >> she was soaking wet and had no way to make a fire. nan porter: thees life. >> definitely. without a doubt. without a doubt. i'll think of her as a hero for the rest of my life. >> it was a miracle. >> reporter: needless to say, nancy is sleeping much better now. she invited katarina to stay with her for a few days before her flight back to germany. as for katarina, she says nancy rescued in more ways than one. >> someone cared. >> reporter: she wes the whole reason she did this hike alone was because she'd given up on people. >> i lost faith in humanity. >> you got that faith back in a big way. >> in a really big way. come to america. >> reporter: need faith restored? come to america. >> okay. >> reporter: or just find your nearest mom. steve hartman, on the road in t.
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om the cbs broadcast c good morning, it's friday, november 23, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." black friday frenzy. shoppers are out looking for deep discounts from coast to coast, but where are the best bargains? plus, shots fired at a mall. panic-stricken shoppers run for their lives after a deadly

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