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be afraid. >> mark phillips in paris tonight. mark, thank you. late today in oregon, the harney county sheriff met with the leader of a group of protesters who have been occupying buildings at a national wildlife refuge. the sheriff offered them safe escort out of town and is waiting to hear back. the protest is in support of ranchers who were sent to prison for setting a fire that spread to federal lands. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words. my name is chris noth
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from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it's easy to start an action team at your school so you, too, can get in on the action.
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if you were a hippie in the '60s, you need to know. it's the dawning of the age of aquarius. yeah, and something else that's cool. what? osteoporosis is preventable. all: osteo's preventable? right on! if you dig your bones, protect them. all: cbs cares! today, we saw new evidence
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civil war has not lessened, even after five years. a town is being starved by the dictator's forces. men, women and children are "dying in slow motion" as one resident put it. here's elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: months of deprivation have pushed the smallest and the poorest to the very brink. a mother feeds her child with what looks like broth, but it's actually water, flavored with jam. in an online appeal, a man explains, "we have no food, no water and no power," and then he bursts into tears. "please, world," he says, "we are dying." activists say the most wretched are making soup with grass, and some have died of starvation. and all this just 30 miles from
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fertile hill country. we traveled there in 2012 when it was still safe enough to visit the rebels who control the area. now they and more than 40,000 residents are trapped, surrounded by syrian government forces who have sealed off all the roads. this video, posted by activists, shows the residents begging the government soldiers to let food supplies in. but the last aid convoy they allowed to pass was back in october. but suddenly today, scott, after those pictures of the starving people had caused international consternation, the assad government announced that it was going to allow one humanitarian aid convoy into madaya probably some time over the weekend. >> liz palmer reporting from the london newsroom tonight. liz, thank you. a runaway natural gas well in los angeles has been flooding a neighborhood with methane for 76 days.
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as southern california gas companies struggles to stop the flow. mireya villarreal is following this. >> reporter: this infrared video shows you what you can't see with the naked eye, a geyser spewing at least 70,000 pounds of gas every hour into southern california neighborhoods less than two miles away. >> we call this the bp oil spill on land. >> reporter: environmental activist erin brockovich was blunt about the latest gas leak findings. a new study commissioned by a law firm suing the utility says gas is now reaching porter ranch neighborhoods 18 hours of the day. >> this isn't a one-time assault. this is an ongoing assault every single day. >> reporter: the source of the leak is a hole in a 62-year-old pipe. southern california gas chief operating officer brett lane. >> i personally apologize to the residents. this is something that, you
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face, the different issues that they have faced, we do apologize for that. again, our focus right now is to try to eliminate that nuisance or the issues that they face by stopping the leak as fast as we can. >> reporter: to stop the leak, the utility company needs to drill down 8,000 feet. they're using a relief well to intersect the leaking pipe and plug it up. the gas company estimates the process will take until april. christine soderlund's home is less than two miles from the gas leak. she moved after her children started to get sick with unexplained headaches, nausea and nosebleeds. >> i am worrying about the gas every day. i'm worrying about my family's health. >> reporter: there are 115 wells in the hills that you see behind me, including the one that is leaking, and, scott, of those 115, only ten have safety valve shut offs. >> mireya villarreal reporting for us tonight. mireya, thank you. last night, we showed you remarkable pictures of people
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collect painkillers at a doctor's office. an office the authorities say is really just a front for drug dealing. well, tonight jim axelrod and producer ashley velie continue their investigation in west virginia, where the state is suing, accusing pharmacists and drug distributors of making millions, pushing narcotics to anyone who wants them. >> reporter: no state has had more trouble with prescription pain pills than west virginia, and no town in west virginia more trouble than kermit, population 400. this undercover video of kermit's main pharmacy shows scores of people picking up prescriptions inside and at the drive-thru window.
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oxycodone than all but 21 pharmacies in america. >> reporter: in the country? >> in the country. >> reporter: jim cagle represents the state in the ground-breaking lawsuit against pill mills and wholesale drug distributors. >> what you have is some bad doctors and pharmacies who are willing to turn a blind eye because of the money that's involved. >> reporter: more than three million doses of hydrocodone were ordered by a kermit pharmacist, james willie, in one year. he paid drug distributors hundreds of thousands of dollars, while netting more than $6 million in profit. in 2012, willie lost his license and served six months in prison for illegally dispensing drugs. but cagle told us the problem persists. this pharmacy, tug valley, is now being sued for negligently filling prescriptions. records show tug valley was filling more than 150 pain prescriptions a day from one clinic alone. >> hi, you mr. bellengee? i'm jim axelrod with cbs news.
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bellengee about the charges. you're named in a lawsuit, alleging substandard care. you have nothing to say to me directly? at his lawyer's direction, he wouldn't respond. >> we would think an alarm bell would go off. >> reporter: west virginia secretary of health karen bowling says until now, the drug distributors have escaped scrutiny. >> if you're a distributor, if you're providing medication to pharmacies, someone would say, wow, this is a lot. what do we need to do about it? >> reporter: that's the premise behind the unprecedented lawsuit. under west virginia's law, distributors are legally bound to report suspicious orders from pharmacies. >> if that distributor has good reason to believe that the prescriptions that are being filled are not for legitimate medical purposes, then they are not to make that delivery. >> they have an obligation? >> they have a duty, yes. >> reporter: amerisource bergen
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wholesaler in the country and one of 11 defendants in the state's case. over a five-year period, they filled orders for 118 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, enough to supply every west virginian with 13 pain pills a year. >> that's scary math. >> it is. yes, it is. it is actually the product of what i would refer to as a business plan, a business plan by people that are not honorable people. >> reporter: we reached out to lawyers for amerisource bergen. they told us they couldn't comment because of this ongoing litigation. this potentially precedent- setting trial is set to begin in october. >> remarkable reporting, jim. thanks. the military has identified the green beret who was killed tuesday in afghanistan. he's staff sergeant matthew mcclintock of new mexico. he's 30 years old. he leaves a wife and their three-year-old son, declan.
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its advice for a healthy diet. the headlines -- lean meat and eggs may now be okay, but sugar and salt still bad. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the new usda guidelines recommend people consume less than 10% of calories per day from added sugars, about 12 teaspoons. less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, about a fast-food cheeseburger, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium, about a teaspoon of table salt. women should consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day. men, 2,000 to 3,000. let's see how this sample of daily meals stacks up. if you have cereal and coffee for breakfast, a cheese wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, salmon, vegetables and a glass of wine for dinner, add small piece of cake for dessert, you consumed about 2,150 calories. but the soda alone exceeded the
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turkey wrap and chips contain about 1,100 milligrams of sodium, already half of the recommended amount. sharon zarabi is a registered dietitian at lenox hill. is honey added sugar? >> honey is added sugar, although it is natural, but you'll notice that milk products, such as milk or even a yogurt, has 12 grams of sugar per cup, and then when you are making it a fruit-flavored yogurt, that doubles the sugar from 12 to 24 grams per serving. >> reporter: we also asked about foods with unexpectedly high sodium. >> the same type of flavor dressing, which is italian, in one bottle can be 450 milligrams of sodium versus 300 milligrams. >> reporter: that's a huge difference. >> yeah. >> reporter: scott, it's so easy to get faked out. you might think this spinach wrap is better than this piece of white bread, but the bread has 90 calories and no saturated fat, and the wrap, 210 calories
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so you have to read the label. >> read the labels. dr. jon lapook. doc, thanks very much.
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of laughs "one day at a time." tonight arizona is getting the el nio rains that flooded southern california this week. in san diego, a driver turned a $200,000 lamborghini, the white one there, into a speedboat. but believe it or not, the engine did not stall. and near san francisco, a man watching waves roll in got pounded by one. actor pat harrington has died. he was schneider, the super on "one day at a time." >> i got a little present here for you. it's something that all the ladies in the apartment are fighting over. it's a whisper-silent flush valve for your can. >> pat harrington died of alzheimer's disease. he was 86. in a moment, defying the odds. a $700 million return on a $2 investment.ng a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats.
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americans pursuing a dream have driven the jackpot for saturday night's powerball to more than $700 million. here's mark strassmann. >> those are the winning numbers right there. >> reporter: not much got done at the office today. >> the winning tickets. >> reporter: everyone was out working on a retirement plan. >> there was definitely a buzz about it. >> reporter: jeff rosen organized his office pool in atlanta. >> let's look at those numbers one more time. >> reporter: last night's $500 million drawing was the 18th time the jackpot has rolled over since the last winner in november. have you watched it climb 300, 400, 500. >> you drive down the interstate and see those big billboards and you're like, wow. you sit in traffic in the
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won that." >> reporter: this $700 million jackpot for a single winner could actually mean a one-time cash option of $428 million. to win, you just got to defy odds of 292 million to one. >> just one? >> reporter: you have a better chance of being hit by lightning while drowning. >> why do i play? because i want money. i only play when it's $700 million. $50 million? i'm not interested. >> reporter: this jackpot is already a record by $110 million, and players in 44 states will drive it higher by saturday night's drawing. >> i feel lucky today. >> reporter: which is why so few people felt like working today, and tomorrow's not looking much better. >> we're trying to win the big one. that's it. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this
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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight
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i'm elaine quijano. the federal government has come out with its latest guidelines on what you should eat to stay healthy. most will come as no surprise. less sugar, less salt. dr. jonathan lapook has the rest. >> reporter: the new usda guidelines recommend people consume less than 10% of calories a day from added sugar, about 12 teaspoons. less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, about a fast-food cheeseburger, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium, about a teaspoon of table salt. women should consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day. men, 2,000 to 3,000. let's see how this sample of daily meals stacks up. if you have cereal and coffee for breakfast, a cheese wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, salmon, vegetables and a glass of wine for dinner, add small piece of cake for dessert, you
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but the soda alone exceeded the recommended sugar limit, and the turkey wrap and chips contain about 1,100 milligrams of sodium, already half of the recommended amount. sharon zarabi is a registered dietitian at lenox hill. is honey added sugar? >> honey is added sugar, although it is natural, but you'll notice that milk products, such as milk or even a yogurt, has 12 grams of sugar per cup, and then when you are making it a fruit-flavored yogurt, that doubles the sugar from 12 to 24 grams per serving. >> reporter: we also asked about foods with unexpectedly high sodium. >> the same type of flavor dressing, which is italian, in one bottle can be 450 milligrams of sodium versus 300 milligrams. >> reporter: that's a huge difference. >> yeah. >> reporter: scott, it's so easy to get faked out. you might think this spinach wrap is better than this piece
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has 70 calories and no saturated fat, and the wrap, 210 calories and two grams of saturated fat, so you have to read the label. dr. jonathan lapook, cbs news, new york. the family of a florida woman who died after being forcibly removed from a hospital by police say they want a federal investigation. barbara dawson went to the e.r. complaining of stomach pains. when the doctors tried to discharge her, she refused to leave. police were called and placed her under arrest for disorderly conduct and trespassing. on the way to the squad car, she collapsed and later died. the family obtained the dash cam recording. >> either walk out of here peacefully -- >> oh, my god. >> or i can take you out. >> barbara dawson said she was in pain and couldn't breathe. but officer john tadlock tried to remove her oxygen mask. >> let's take this off. >> you can't take that off! >> i can. >> no, you can't! >> yes, ma'am.
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>> dawson arrived by ambulance to calhoun liberty hospital eight hours earlier. angela was with her niece throughout the ordeal. >> i said she need her oxygen. no, she don't. she's fine, she's fine. >> leave it alone! i can't even breathe! >> the officer suspected dawson was trying to avoid going to jail. >> put your hands behind your back. >> i can't breathe. >> you seem all right. >> please, i beg you. >> dawson collapsed outside of the hospital just feet from the police car. laying down, that's not going to >> she's sick. >> she's okay. >> dawson remained next to the police car for 18 minutes. staff tried to get her in. >> she's just dead weight. >> lay her back. somebody grab her feet. >> minutes later, a doctor
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the hospital where she died. calhoun liberty hospital said they continue to grieve the loss of the patient and we are setting up a medical and community task force to review best practices and better communication. >> in that tape, she was begging for help. >> martha smith dixon said her cousin was a pillar of her community. >> everyone knew barbara. she was a jewel. >> benjamin crump is representing dawson's family. >> nobody should die like this. today it was barbara dawson. if we don't speak to this, it will be someone else tomorrow. >> the medical examiner determined she died from a blood clot in her lung. hospital staff said they had not discovered that problem when they discharged her. state and local authorities are investigating. the restaurant chain chipotle is promising to cooperate with a federal criminal investigation into the safety of its food. the probe focuses on a norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in
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the company is reeling after it born illnesses in at least nine states last year. police are asking for the public's help in finding a pair of jewelry store robbers investigators believe they've hit half a dozen stores in five mark strassman reports from just outside of atlanta. >> reporter: this mall is where this string of robberies began last april. these thieves have a plan and they stick to it. find a jewelry store near a highway and hit the store when it first opens and there are no customers. the surveillance video shows one of the brazen thieves pulling off the latest heist earlier this week. the woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, locks the front door at a jared jewelry store in north carolina before making her way to the expensive merchandise. this was after the fbi says she forced two employees into a back room at gunpoint and zip tied
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>> federal agents believe the woman and man are behind six heists in georgia, florida, south carolina, tennessee, and north carolina. >> these are very well planned jewelry store robberies. they are not just walking into the jewelry stores. they have some knowledge about the industry. i believe they're possibly bringing them to a larger city such as new york city or some of the larger cities where these theft rings operate from. >> reporter: authorities say the team carefully inspects their targets. in panama city beach, the woman spoke to an employee the day before she was caught shoving diamonds and watches into a plastic bag. she wears gloves to hide any reason has never hidden her face. >> the most challenging part of the case is the pictures are so clear and we have such good surveillance footage that nobody has come forward yet with information to help us identify these people. thieves have stolen millions in
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they pick stores by the interstate, presumably for an easy escape, using a different car each time to avoid further detection. >> with social media these days, somebody knows who they are. they're using services in the community, such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations. they could be anywhere. >> reporter: again, the fbi is hoping somebody will identify the woman at least very soon, because she's making no effort to hide her face as we've seen that in surveillance video. they're also worried that these thieves are becoming more confident and their robberies could become more risky and violent.
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trail, it was standing room only in burlington, vermont for donald trump's latest campaign rally. he continues to hammer rival ted cruz for being born in canada. he said he should go before a judge to determine if he's qualified to be president. major garrett was with the cruz campaign in iowa. >> reporter: ted cruz has argued nine cases before the united state supreme court, graduated with honors from harvard law school and was once a collegiate debate champion. none of that has prepared him for the birther debate now raging with donald trump. or for trump's unsolicited legal advice. >> i don't like the issue. i don't like bringing it up. >> reporter: against all evidence, donald trump claims an aversion to birtherism. >> i'm doing this for the good of ted because i like him and he likes me. >> reporter: but for cruz, born in canada to an american mother, the issue is an unwelcome, possibly damaging distraction.
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joint passport. >> reporter: the real estate mogul offered cruz, a harvard trained lawyer, some legal advice. >> go to the federal court to ask for a declaratory judgment. >> reporter: cruz denied having a canadian passport and as a legal matter it is moot. >> as a legal matter, it's straightforward. i would note it's occurred many times in history. john mccain was born in panama, but he was a natural born citizen because his parents were u.s. citizens. >> reporter: but mccain, a frequent opponent of cruz in the senate, offered no help. mccain faced similar questions in 2008 due to his birth on a u.s. military base overseas. >> that's different from being born on foreign soil. so i think there is a question. i am not a constitutional scholar on that, but i think it's worth looking into. >> reporter: in new hampshire, jeb bush called the issue phony. >> this is donald trump trying to put everybody into his own reality tv show. i'm not going to play it. >> reporter: and rand paul says one thing is for certain --
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canada. >> reporter: cruz is in the middle of a week-long bus tour of iowa. hoping to avoid the seeds of doubt trump is trying to plant. cruz's strategy is simple, harvest votes whenever and at whatever quantities he can. the math works this way here in the county, population of about 7,000. four years ago, charlie, rick santorum carried this county with 101 votes. back in washington, vice president joe biden says he still thinks about what might have been. biden decided not to run for president because his heart wasn't in it. now he says "i regret it every day." julianna goldman has the story. >> reporter: the vice president did a round of interviews to talk about president obama's executive actions on gun control, but just months after announcing he wouldn't challenge hillary clinton for democratic nomination, the vice president made clear it's still something he thinks about daily.
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was the right decision for my family and me. >> reporter: in an interview with wvit, vice president joe biden conceded he still is conflicted about his decision not to run for president. >> i plan on staying deeply involved. we've got two good candidates. there's a real robust debate between hillary and bernie. >> reporter: biden's remarks announcing he would not run for president. >> i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: the vice president always said it was the grief over the death of his son, bo, from brain cancer that made the decision so difficult. >> i went out to denver and landed at a military base and met a whole group of militay families. and a guy in the back yells,
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in iraq." all of a sudden, i lost it. how could you not? >> reporter: days after he announced he wouldn't seek the white house, he said how his son felt about him running. >> some people have written that, you know, bo on his deathbed said dad, you've got to run and there was this hollywood moment. nothing like that ever, ever happened. as a matter of fact, it was the -- almost the opposite at that point. it was almost, dad, you've got to stay strong, because the family is going to look to you, dad. winter has finally arrived on the east coast, and that's good news for ski resorts. the region still does not have much fresh powder. but at least it's cold enough to make snow. don dahler went for a couple of runs. >> reporter: these are the days i really hate my job. shawnee mountain was covered with snow by thanksgiving the past two years. but now because of this heat wave we've been going through in december, they've had a hard
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slopes until january. now, though, it got cold and skiers are rejoicing. for this group of joyful skiers, you can mark january 6th as the best day of the year. that's because snow has finally arrived on the poconos' shawnee mountain. well, not real snow, but a machine made blend of water and compressed air that's now covering a third of the slopes thanks to frigid temperatures. >> we're anxious to get the season started. it's been a little tough go this year. >> reporter: jim tust is a managing partner and in his 35-year career here there hasn't been a season quite like this. >> tourism is the most important here. >> reporter: but from a cabin named hope, he looked toward the righter and colder future this winter and his machines could deliver. it has to feel good to look out and see these machines blowing snow. >> it's terrific.
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them at night. i listen to that at home. i know just from experience when it's really making good snow. we're optimistic. three quarters of the season lies ahead, so we're looking forward to a good january and february. >> reporter: but december disappointed just about every ski resort in the northeast where the number of usable trails is only 43%. compare that to 99% that's skiable out west. this is footage of my family skiing in wyoming a few weeks ago, where the snow was over 11 feet deep. you can blame this boom or bust season on the el nino weather pattern, which kept temperatures high and dry in the east. this late-season freeze hasn't only held up those eager to hit the slopes, but nearly every local business connected to the ski economy. >> it's not close to what it was last year. >> reporter: nicolette works at the starting gate action reports
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stalled but dropped 75% compared to a year ago. and for those resort employees as seasonal as the snow, it's been no vacation. >> the past year, to open this late, it took a toll on us. >> reporter: nicole fox is a seasonal employee who went more than a month without pay. what is it like for you when you haven't gotten that phone call and january comes around? >> what it's like for me, it's just hard. i'm not used to starting this late in the season. it's hard and there's bills to be paid. >> that's the one that hurts the most, having to tell people, gee, we just don't have work yet. >> reporter: but in winter's long awaited arrival, jim tust sees an opportunity for crowds time. >> calling in sick to school. take a snow day.
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when you think of men's fashion, you probably think of suits, ties, a nice leather jacket. but as jamie wax reports, the fastest growing trend in men's
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>> very colorful. >> reporter: there is a revolution afoot. >> wow! these are great. >> reporter: a revolution deep in the sole of men's fashion. we just want to see your socks. a revolution in socks. oh, wow! banana socks. >> socks are really easy fix to spice up your wardrobe. >> i really love the gown. >> reporter: brad goreski is pleased with the statement he's seen. has it surprised even you that socks have become such a big thing? >> it has, actually. in terms of this trend specifically, it's kind of like the gateway drug to men's fashion. anything that gives guys the courage to want to be more daring in their fashion choices, that's a really cool thing. >> reporter: one man driving the sock revolution is the always dapper dwyane wade. >> you think about socks and the
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>> right. >> wade, fadeaway. >> reporter: the 11-time all-star has his own line of fashion socks that he helps design. >> this is an accessory for men that we can have a cool moment underneath our pants or on our feet that we feel a little extra about our outfit. when you're able to spend $14, $15 on socks different from a watch. >> reporter: wade's socks are created for the california based company stance. so this is the house that socks built. >> yes. >> reporter: which john wilson helped found after surveying the bland landscape below men's knees. >> the category itself was asleep. >> reporter: literally white space. white socks. >> white and black space. >> reporter: he filled that space with bold colors and patterns. they made mismatched pairs a marketing tool. they went for fun and quirky and introduced a line for those looking to step into a galaxy
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and then there is basketball. on the court, where shoes have always been king, stance wants fans to see beyond or underneath the sneaker. >> it is literally a game changer. >> reporter: as of this season, stance is the official sock supplier to the nba. and though the details aren't public, stance will have its logo on all the shins in basketball. how much has the nba deal represented to you as a company in terms of sales? >> it's been a huge contributor of growth, and it's a good chunk of our overall revenue. that's the kind of deal that you want. >> reporter: the sock market is a multibillion dollar business. more than $5.5 billion worldwide. so entrepreneurs are dipping their toes in. >> i think not a lot of people wake up on a certain morning and
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whole sock drawer. >> reporter: but e-tail company nice laundry hopes to refresh sock collections. they only sell socks in bundles. designs range from the sut toll the loud. and they urge customers to dabble in them all. >> for us it never made sense to go buy socks one by one. you go through five or six pairs in a week, so we bundle them and sell them to customers. >> reporter: naturally, there are holdouts. not everyone has gotten the wear your fancily socks memo. which begs a question -- do you think this trend in men's socks is here to stay? >> i hope it is. i don't know. one thing about fashion is things come and go. some things surprise you when it stays around for a long time.
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we can touch others with our talents once we discover what those talents are. jim axelrod has the story. >> reporter: before tuesday's with mory became one of the best selling memoirs of all time and the "five people you meet in heaven" sold 10 million copies in 35 different languages, to do with writing. >> i was a musician when i began and i always quamt -- wanted to be a musician. i always thought that's where my talent lay. i never wrote anything. >> reporter: the piano player moved to new york, booked any joint he could, while he knocked on record company's doors and got them all slammed in his face. was it painful when it didn't happen? >> yeah, it was the first time in my life that all the lights hadn't turned green. >> reporter: failure became fuel. in large part your trajectory was set my failure. >> yeah. the effort that i put in to achieve what i've been able to
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the direct result of my failure. it took a long time before music wasn't a wound for me. time has healed that. and i can take joy in music again. >> reporter: the result is his latest book, "the magic strings of frankie presto." >> i created this character that is so pure in his musical talent that his guitar string turns blue when he changes someone's life. and he gets six chances in life to change six lives. everyone joins a band in life. only some of them play music. that's the truth. we all affect one another. >> reporter: it's as much a project as a book. for a companion cd, albom gets real-life musicians to offer their takes on frankie's fictional songs. >> every time he hit a note his heart was breaking. >> frankie had a hit song career.
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invented. i came up with the name and lyrics. these artists took the name, the lyrics, and the year the song was supposed to have come out and made a song. essentially they remade songs that never existed. is there a chance that some day >> reporter: among those playing on the cd, the author and his wife. finally, albom has an album. you can die happy. >> yeah. i was already going to die happy, but i can die happier and with a soundtrack now. >> that's the "overnight news" for this friday. investors head for the exits and stock prices plummet.
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also tonight, a massive gas leak >> we call this the bp oil spill on land. lining up for painkillers. a landmark suit against drug distributors that allegedly got them hooked. uncle sam cooks up a menu to keep america healthy. what government research says you should and should not eat. >> if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. and saturday night fever. millions of americans chase the biggest powerball jackpot in history. >> why do i play? because i want money. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> retirement accounts are taking a beating this week. for the third time, the dow suffered a triple-digit loss. 392 points this time, or 2.3%. investors are worried that the
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in the world, is slowing more than the chinese government is letting on, and that the government's haphazard attempts to intervene in its markets and devalue its currency are giving the impression that it doesn't know how to manage the trouble. our senior national correspondent anthony mason is following all of this. anthony? >> reporter: scott, it was a painful day to check your 401(k). the dow is down more than 900 points since monday, that's more than five percent. the catalyst for the sell-off once again was china. the chinese market shut down after less than half an hour this morning after plunging 7%. it was the second shutdown this week. investors are worried the chinese economy is slowing. gdp growth, which hit 12% five years ago, is now below 7%. if china's in trouble, that could mean trouble for the rest of the world. and with this chaos in the shanghai markets, there are worries the chinese don't have handle on their own economy right now, scott. >> and anthony, the chinese are
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of crude oil in the world. and you've been looking into the impact of that. >> reporter: yeah. crude, scott, hit a 12-year low today. $33 a barrel. the price has fallen by nearly half just since may, when it was $60. if you drive to work, it's like a huge tax break, but it's pretty painful if you work in the oil industry in houston. there's just too much supply now. and if china continues to slow, there will be less demand and gas prices could stay low for a while, scott. >> anthony mason, thank you very much, anthony. the folks at dow jones told us today that the plunge this week in the 30 blue chip stocks alone represents a market value loss of nearly $260 billion. well ted cruz is watching his stock rise, in iowa. major garrett took a ride with the republican front-runner 25 days before iowans cast the first votes of campaign 2016. >> reporter: we rode with ted
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bus tour of iowa and asked about his birth in canada, and donald trump's legal advice. >> this issue is a non-issue. the law is quite clear that the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen. >> reporter: you perceive this as an attack. donald trump says he's trying to help you. >> the funny thing about politics, it's fairly unusual for your opponents, who are running for the same position, to be actually trying to help you. i will hear their prayer and forgive their sins, and i will heal their land. >> reporter: cruz has climbed to the top of the iowa polls by reaching out to evangelicals and social conservatives. in 2012, 57% of republican caucus-goers describe themselves as evangelicals. 47% said they were "very conservative." but cruz says his strategy does not rely just on iowa or new hampshire, whose more moderate electorate has not been as welcoming. >> there are a lot of candidates
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iowa. there are a lot of other candidates who have to win new hampshire. from our perspective, we don't view any one state as a must- win. we're going to compete hard and try to win everywhere. >> reporter: cruz has taken a harder line on immigration than trump, opposing trump's willingness to allow deported immigrants to return to the u.s. does the fact you enter illegally permanently bar you from ever entering the country legally? >> i don't believe that anyone who has come here illegally should be eligible for citizenship. >> reporter: cruz faced the reality of that policy yesterday in storm lake when he met a woman protected from deportation by obama administration executive actions. cruz told the woman, under a cruz presidency, she would have to leave and he told her, scott, breaking the law creates human tragedies. >> major garrett in iowa for us tonight. major, thank you. 17 miners who were trapped for ten hours in a salt mine in lansing, new york, were rescued
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they had gotten stuck in an elevator 900 feet underground. they were lifted out by a crane just a few at a time. nobody hurt, but they were cold. the shaft was 20 degrees. today, there was a scare in paris on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on "charlie hebdo" magazine. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: this time the only body lying on the streets of paris belonged to the attacker. he had approached a police station carrying a butcher's knife and shouting the islamist militant war cry "allahu akbar," god is great. police said there were wires coming out of his jacket, as if from a suicide vest, shot him dead. an examination of the body found no bomb, but police say they did find a hand-written note claiming allegiance to isis. jawad rabi runs a clothing store nearby. >> i was really concerned because there was a school, you know, just near the police
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>> reporter: the attacker was later identified as a local petty thief known to police but with no known connection to any terrorist group. he apparently acted alone. paris was already on edge before the incident. it took place as president francois hollande led a ceremony commemorating the victims of the "charlie hebdo" massacre a year ago. and the memories of the second wave of attacks less than two months ago are still vivid. president hollande said france was now living under a constant threat and "charlie heheo's" typically defiant anniversary cover suggested why. a god-like image carries an assault rifle -- murder in the name of religion. the killer, it said, is still on the run. as terror attacks go, scott, this one, an apparent loner with a knife and fake bomb, is less deadly than the others which have taken place here, but it still sends a message -- the
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be afraid. >> mark phillips in paris tonight. mark, thank you. late today in oregon, the harney county sheriff met with the leader of a group of protesters who have been occupying buildings at a national wildlife refuge. the sheriff offered them safe escort out of town and is waiting to hear back. the protest is in support of ranchers who were sent to prison for setting a fire that spread the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. [ vocalizing ] [ buzzing ] [ tree crashes ]
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today, we saw new evidence
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civil war has not lessened, even after five years. a town is being starved by the dictator's forces. men, women and children are "dying in slow motion" as one resident put it. here's elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: months of deprivation have pushed the smallest and the poorest to the very brink. a mother feeds her child with what looks like broth, but it's actually water, flavored with jam. in an online appeal, a man explains, "we have no food, no water and no power," and then he bursts into tears. "please, world," he says, "we are dying." activists say the most wretched are making soup with grass, and some have died of starvation. and all this just 30 miles from
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fertile hill country. we traveled there in 2012 when it was still safe enough to visit the rebels who control the area. now they and more than 40,000 residents are trapped, surrounded by syrian government forces who have sealed off all the roads. this video, posted by activists, shows the residents begging the government soldiers to let food supplies in. but the last aid convoy they allowed to pass was back in october. but suddenly today, scott, after those pictures of the starving people had caused international consternation, the assad government announced that it was going to allow one humanitarian aid convoy into madaya probably someime over the weekend. >> liz palmer reporting from the london newsroom tonight. liz, thank you. a runaway natural gas well in los angeles has been flooding a neighborhood with methane for 76 days.
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as southern california gas companies struggles to stop the flow. mireya villarreal is following this. >> reporter: this infrared video shows you what you can't see with the naked eye, a geyser spewing at least 70,000 pounds of gas every hour into southern california neighborhoods less than two miles away. >> we call this the bp oil spill on land. >> reporter: environmental activist erin brockovich was blunt about the latest gas leak findings. a new study commissioned by a law firm suing the utility says gas is now reaching porter ranch neighborhoods 18 hours of the day. >> this isn't a one-time assault. this is an ongoing assault every single day. >> reporter: the source of the leak is a hole in a 62-year-old pipe. southern california gas chief operating officer brett lane. >> i personally apologize to the residents. this is something that, you know, the nuisance that they face, the different issues that
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for that. again, our focus right now is to try to eliminate that nuisance or the issues that they face by stopping the leak as fast as we can. >> reporter: to stop the leak, the utility company needs to drill down 8,000 feet. they're using a relief well to intersect the leaking pipe and plug it up. the gas company estimates the process will take until april. christine soderlund's home is less than two miles from the gas leak. she moved after her children started to get sick with unexplained headaches, nausea and nosebleeds. >> i am worrying about the gas every day. i'm worrying about my family's health. >> reporter: there are 115 wells in the hills that you see behind me, including the one that is leaking, and, scott, of those 115, only ten have safety valve shut offs. >> mireya villarreal reporting for us tonight. mireya, thank you. last night, we showed you
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lining up down the block to collect painkillers at a doctor's office. an office the authorities say is really just a front for drug dealing. well, tonight jim axelrod and producer ashley velie continue their investigation in west virginia, where the state is suing, accusing pharmacists and drug distributors of making millions, pushing narcotics to anyone who wants them. >> reporter: no state has had more trouble with prescription pain pills than west virginia, and no town in west virginia more trouble than kermit, population 400. this undercover video of kermit's main pharmacy shows scores of people picking up prescriptions inside and at the drive-thru window. >> they fill more scripts for oxycodone than all but 21 pharmacies in america. >> reporter: in the country?
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>> reporter: jim cagle represents the state in the ground-breaking lawsuit against pill mills and wholesale drug distributors. >> what you have is some bad doctors and pharmacies who are willing to turn a blind eye because of the money that's involved. >> reporter: more than three million doses of hydrocodone were ordered by a kermit pharmacist, james willie, in one year. he paid drug distributors hundreds of thousands of dollars, while netting more than $6 million in profit. in 2012, willie lost his license and served six months in prison for illegally dispensing drugs. but cagle told us the problem persists. this pharmacy, tug valley, is now being sued for negligently filling prescriptions. records show tug valley was filling more than 150 pain prescriptions a day from one clinic alone. >> hi, you mr. bellengee? i'm jim axelrod with cbs news.
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bellengee about the charges. you're named in a lawsuit, alleging substandard care. you have nothing to say to me directly? at his lawyer's direction, he wouldn't respond. >> we would think an alarm bell would go off. >> reporter: west virginia secretary of health karen bowling says until now, the drug distributors have escaped scrutiny. >> if you're a distributor, if you're providing medication to pharmacies, someone would say, wow, this is a lot. what do we need to do about it? >> reporter: that's the premise behind the unprecedented lawsuit. under west virginia's law, distributors are legally bound to report suspicious orders from pharmacies. >> if that distributor has good reason to believe that the prescriptions that are being filled are not for legitimate medical purposes, then they are not to make that delivery. >> they have an obligation? >> they have a duty, yes.
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is the third largest drug wholesaler in the country and one of 11 defendants in the state's case. over a five-year period, they filled orders for 118 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, enough to supply every west virginian with 13 pain pills a year. >> that's scary math. >> it is. yes, it is. it is actually the product of what i would refer to as a business plan, a business plan by people that are not honorable people. >> reporter: we reached out to lawyers for amerisource bergen. they told us they couldn't comment because of this ongoing litigation. this potentially precedent- setting trial is set to begin in october. >> remarkable reporting, jim. thanks. the military has identified the green beret who was killed tuesday in afghanistan. he's staff sergeant matthew mcclintock of new mexico. he's 30 years old. he leaves a wife and their
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its advice for a healthy diet. the headlines -- lean meat and eggs may now be okay, but sugar and salt still bad. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the new usda guidelines recommend people consume less than 10% of calories per day from added sugars, about 12 teaspoons. less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, about a fast-food cheeseburger, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium, about a teaspoon of table salt. women should consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day. men, 2,000 to 3,000. let's see how this sample of daily meals stacks up. if you have cereal and coffee for breakfast, a cheese wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, salmon, vegetables and a glass of wine for dinner, add small piece of cake for dessert, you consumed about 2,150 calories. but the soda alone exceeded the recommended sugar limit, and the
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about 1,100 milligrams of sodium, already half of the recommended amount. sharon zarabi is a registered dietitian at lenox hill. is honey added sugar? >> honey is added sugar, although it is natural, but you'll notice that milk products, such as milk or even a yogurt, has 12 grams of sugar per cup, and then when you are making it a fruit-flavored yogurt, that doubles the sugar from 12 to 24 grams per serving. >> reporter: we also asked about foods with unexpectedly high sodium. >> the same type of flavor dressing, which is italian, in one bottle can be 450 milligrams of sodium versus 300 milligrams. >> reporter: that's a huge difference. >> yeah. >> reporter: scott, it's so easy to get faked out. you might think this spinach wrap is better than this piece of white bread, but the bread has 90 calories and no saturated fat, and the wrap, 210 calories
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so you have to read the label. >> read the labels. dr. jon lapook. doc, thanks very much. coming up, we're going to remember an actor that got a lot of laughs "one day at a time."
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the el nio rains that flooded southern california this week. in san diego, a driver turned a $200,000 lamborghini, the white one there, into a speedboat. but believe it or not, the engine did not stall. and near san francisco, a man watching waves roll in got pounded by one. actor pat harrington has died. he was schneider, the super on "one day at a time." >> i got a little present here for you. it's something that all the ladies in the apartment are fighting over. it's a whisper-silent flush valve for your can. >> pat harrington died of alzheimer's disease. he was 86. in a moment, defying the odds.
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americans pursuing a dream have driven the jackpot for saturday night's powerball to more than $700 million. here's mark strassmann. >> those are the winning numbers right there. >> reporter: not much got done at the office today. >> the winning tickets. >> reporter: everyone was out working on a retirement plan. >> there was definitely a buzz about it. >> reporter: jeff rosen organized his office pool in atlanta. >> let's look at those numbers one more time. >> reporter: last night's $500 million drawing was the 18th time the jackpot has rolled over since the last winner in november. have you watched it climb 300, 400, 500. >> you drive down the interstate and see those big billboards and you're like, wow. you sit in traffic in the
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won that." >> reporter: this $700 million jackpot for a single winner could actually mean a one-time cash option of $428 million. to win, you just got to defy odds of 292 million to one. >> just one? >> reporter: you have a better chance of being hit by lightning while drowning. >> why do i play? because i want money. i only play when it's $700 million. $50 million? i'm not interested. >> reporter: this jackpot is already a record by $110 million, and players in 44 states will drive it higher by saturday night's drawing. >> i feel lucky today. >> reporter: which is why so few people felt like working today, and tomorrow's not looking much better. >> we're trying to win the big one. that's it. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues.
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just a little bit later for the morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the is the "cbs overnight
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news." i'm elaine quijano. the federal government has come out with its latest guidelines on what you should eat to stay healthy. most will come as no surprise. less sugar, less salt. rest. >> reporter: the new usda guidelines recommend people consume less than 10% of calories a day from added sugar, about 12 teaspoons. less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, about a fast-food cheeseburger, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium, about a teaspoon of table salt. women should consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day. men, 2,000 to 3,000. let's see how this sample of daily meals stacks up. if you have cereal and coffee for breakfast, a cheese wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, salmon, vegetables and a glass of wine for dinner, add small piece of cake for dessert, you
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but the soda alone exceeded the recommended sugar limit, and the turkey wrap and chips contain about 1,100 milligrams of sodium, already half of the recommended amount. sharon zarabi is a registered dietitian at lenox hill. is honey added sugar? >> honey is added sugar, although it is natural, but you'll notice that milk products, such as milk or even a yogurt, has 12 grams of sugar per cup, and then when you are making it a fruit-flavored yogurt, that doubles the sugar >> reporter: we also asked about foods with unexpectedly high sodium. >> the same type of flavor dressing, which is italian, in one bottle can be 450 milligrams of sodium verus 300 milligrams. >> reporter: that's a huge difference. >> yeah. >> reporter: scott, it's so easy to get faked out. you might think this spinach wrap is better than this piece of white bread, but the bread
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fat, and the wrap, 210 calories and two grams of saturated fat, so you have to read the label. dr. jonathan lapook, cbs news, new york. the family of a florida woman who died after being forcibly removed from a hospital by police say they want a federal investigation. barbara dawson went to the e.r. complaining of stomach pains. when the doctors tried to discharge her, she refused to leave. police were called and placed her under arrest for disorderly conduct and trespassing. on the way to the squad car, she collapsed and later died. the family obtained the dash cam video. >> please leave or i can take you. >> barbara dawson said she was in pain and couldn't breathe. but officer john tadlock tried to remove her oxygen mask. >> you can't take that off! >> i can. >> no, you can't!
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you have to leave. >> dawson arrived by ambulance to calhoun liberty hospital eight hours earlier. angela was with her niece. >> i said she need her oxygen. no, she don't. she's fine, she's fine. >> leave it alone! i can't even breathe! >> the officer suspected dawson was trying to avoid going to jail. >> put your hands behind your back. >> i can't breathe. >> you seem all right. >> please, i beg you. >> dawson collapsed outside of the hospital just feet from the police car. >> that's not going to stop you from going to jail. >> she's sick. >> she's okay. >> dawson remained next to the police car for 18 minutes. medical staff tried to get her in. >> she's just dead weight. >> lay her back.
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demanded dawson be readmitted to the hospital where she died. the hospital said they continue to grieve the loss of the patient and setting up a medical and community task force to review best practices. >> in that tape, she was begging for help. >> martha smith dixon said her cousin was a pillar of her community. >> everyone knew barbara. she was a jewel. >> benjamin crump is representing the family. >> nobody should die like this. today it was barbara dawson. if we don't speak to this, lit be someone else tomorrow. >> the medical examiner determined she died from a blood clot in her lung. state and local authorities are investigating. the restaurant chain chipotle is promising to cooperate with a federal criminal investigation.
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outbreak at a restaurant in california. the company is reeling after it was linked to food born illnesses in nine states last year. police are asking for the public's help in finding a pair of jewelry store robbers. investigators believe they've hit half a dozen stores in five states. mark strassman reports. >> reporter: this mall is where this string of robberies began last april. these thieves have a plan and they stick to it. find a jewelry store near a highway and hit the store when it first opens and there are no customers. the surveillance video shows one of the brazen thieves pulling off the latest heist earlier this week. the woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, locks the front door at a jared jewelry store in north carolina before making her way to the expensive merchandise. this was after the fbi says she forced two employees into a back
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their hands. >> federal agents believe the woman and man are behind six heists in georgia, florida, south carolina, tennessee, and north carolina. >> these are very well planned jewelry store robberies. they are not just walking into the jewelry stores. they have some knowledge about the industry. i believe they're possibly bringing them to a larger city such as new york city or some of the larger cities where these theft rings operate from. >> reporter: they carefully inspect their targets. in panama city beach, the woman spoke to an employee the day before she was caught shoving diamonds into a bag. for some reason, she's never hidden her face. >> the most challenging part of the case is the pictures are so clear and we have such good surveillance footage that nobody has come forward yet with information to help us identify these people.
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thieves have stolen millions in high end jewelry. they pick stores by the interstate, presumably for an easy escape, using a different car each time to avoid further detection. >> with social media these days, somebody knows who they are. they're using services in the community, such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations. they could be anywhere. >> reporter: again, the fbi is hoping somebody will identify the woman at least very soon, because she's making no effort to hide her face as we've seen that in surveillance video. they're also worried that these thieves are becoming more confident and their robberies could become more risky and
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on the presidential campaign trail, it was standing room only in burlington vermont for donald trump's latest campaign rally. he continues to hammer rival ted cruz for being born before canada. he said he should go before a judge to determine if he's qualified to be president. >> reporter: ted cruz has argued nine cases before the united states supreme court, and was once a collegiate debate champion. none of that has prepared him for the birther debate now raging with donald trump. or for trump's unsolicited legal advice. >> i don't like the issue. i don't like bringing it up. >> reporter: against all evidence, donald trump claims an aversion to birtherism. >> i like him and he likes me. >> reporter: but for cruz, born in canada to an american mother,
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possibly damaging distraction. the real estate mogul offered cruz some legal advice. >> go to the federal court to ask for a declaratory judgment. >> as a legal matter, it's straightforward. i would note it's occurred many times in history. john mccain was born in panama, but he was a natural born citizen. >> reporter: but mccain, a frequent opponent of cruz in the senate, offered no help. >> that's different from being born on foreign soil. so i think there is a question. i am not a constitutional scholar on that, but i think it's worth looking into. >> reporter: in new hampshire, jeb bush called the issue phony. >> this is donald trump trying to put everybody into his own reality tv show. i'm not going to play it. >> reporter: and rand paul says one thing is for certain -- >> he's qualified and eligible
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canada. >> reporter: cruz is in the middle of a week-long bus tour of iowa. cruz's strategy is simple, harvest votes whenever and at whatever quantities he can. the population here is about 7,000. four years ago, charlie, rick santorum carried this county with 101 votes. president joe biden says he still thinks about what might have been. biden decided not to run for president because his heart wasn't in it. now he says "i regret it every day." julianna goldman has the story. >> reporter: the vice president did a round of interviews to talk about president obama's executive actions on gun control, but just months after announcing he wouldn't challenge hillary clinton for democratic nomination, the vice president made clear it's still something
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>> i regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family and me. >> reporter: in an interview with wvit, vice president joe biden conceded he still is conflicted about his decision not to run for president. >> i plan on staying deeply involved. we've got two good candidates. there's a real robust debate between hillary and bernie. >> reporter: biden's remarks come nearly three months after announcing he would not run for president. >> i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: the vice president always said it was the grief over the death of his son, bo, from brain cancer that made the decision so difficult. >> i went out to denver and landed at a military base and met a whole group of military families.
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"major bo biden, served with him in iraq." all of a sudden, i lost it. >> reporter: days after he announced he wouldn't seek the white house, he said how his son felt about him running. >> some people have written that, you know, bo on his deathbed said dad, you've got to run and there was this hollywood moment. nothing like that ever, ever happened. as a matter of fact, it was the -- almost the opposite at that point. it was almost, dad, you've got to stay strong, because the family is going to look to you, dad. winter has finally arrived on the east coast, and that's good news for ski resorts. the region still does not have much fresh powder. but at least it's cold enough to make snow. don dahler went for a couple of runs. >> reporter: these are the days i really hate my job. shawnee mountain was covered with snow by thanksgiving the past two years. but now because of this heat wave we've been going through in december, they've had a hard
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slopes until january. now, though, it got cold and skiers are rejoicing. for this group of joyful skiers, you can mark january 6th as the best day of the year. that's because snow has finally mountain. well, not real snow, but a machine made blend of water and compressed air that's now covering a third of the slopes thanks to frigid temperatures. >> we're anxious to get the season started. >> reporter: jim tust is a managing partner and in his 35-year career here there hasn't been a season quite like this. from a cabin named hope, he looked toward the brighter and colder future this winter and his machines could deliver. it has to feel good to look out and see these machines blowing snow.
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i live close by and i can hear them at night. i know just from experience when it's really making good snow. we're optimistic. three quarters of the season lies ahead, so we're looking february. >> reporter: but december disappointed just about every ski resort in the northeast where the number of usable trails is only 43%. compare that to 99% that's skiable out west. this is footage of my family skiing in wyoming a few weeks ago, where the snow was over 11 feet deep. you can blame this boom or bust season on the el nino weather pattern, which kept temperatures high and dry in the east. this late-season freeze hasn't only held up those eager to hit the slopes, but nearly every local business connected to the ski economy. >> it's not close to what it was last year. >> reporter: she works at the starting gate action sports
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compared to a year ago. and for those resort employees as seasonal as the snow, it's been no vacation. >> the pastit's took a toll on us. >> reporter: she went more than a month without pay. what is it like for you when you haven't gotten thatphone call and january comes around? >> what it's hike for me, it's just hard. i'm not used to starting this late in the season. it's hard and there's bills to be paid. >> that's the one that hurts the most, having to tell people, gee, we just don't have work yet. >> reporter: but jim tuss sees an opportunity for crowds looking to make up for lost time. >> calling in sick to school.
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wear is the festive sock. >> very colorful. >> reporter: there is a revolution afoot. >> wow! these are great. >> reporter: a revolution deep in the sole of men's fashion. we just want to see your socks. a revolution in socks. oh, wow! banana socks. >> socks are really easy fix to spice up your wardrobe. >> i really love the gown. >> reporter: brad goreski is pleased with the statement he's seen. has it surprised even you that thing? >> it has, actually. in terms of this trend specifically, it's kind of like fashion. anything that gives guys the courage to want to be more daring in their fashion choices, that's a really cool thing. >> reporter: one man driving the sock revolution is the always
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>> you think about socks and the black socks with the gold toe. >> that's all i used to have. >> wade, fadeaway. >> reporter: the 11-time all-star has his own line of fashion socks that he helps design. >> this is an accessory for men that we can have a cool moment underneath our pants or on our feet that we feel a little extra about our outfit. when you're able to spend $14, $15 on socks different from a watch. >> reporter: wade's socks are created for the california based company stance. so this is the house that socks built. >> yes. >> reporter: which john wilson helped found after surveying the bland landscape below men's knees. >> the category itself was asleep. >> reporter: literally white space. >> white and black space. >> reporter: he filled that space with bold colors and patterns. they made mismatched pairs a marketing tool. they went for fun and quirky and
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looking to step into a galaxy far, far away. and then there is basketball. on the court, where shoes have always been king, stance wants fans to see beyond or underneath the sneaker. >> it is literally a game changer. >> reporter: as of this season, stance is the official sock su prior to the nba. and though the details aren't public, stance will have its logo on all the shins in basketball. how much has the nba deal represented to you as a company in terms of sales? >> it's been a huge contributor of growth, and it's a good chunk of our overall revenue. that's the kind of deal that you want. >> reporter: the sock market is a multibillion dollar business. more than $5.5 billion worldwide. so entrepreneurs are dipping their toes in. >> i think not a lot of people wake up on a certain morning and
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whole sock drawer. >> reporter: by nice laundry hopes to refresh sock collections. they only sell socks in bunlddlebundles. and they aurnlg kus -- urge customers to dabble in them all. >> you go through five or six pairs in a week, so we bundle them and sell them to customers. >> reporter: naturally, there are holdouts. not everyone has gotten the wear your fancily socks memo. which begs a question -- do you think this trend in men's socks is here to stay in >> i hope it is. i don't know. one thing about fashion is things come and go. some things surprise you embarrassed by a prostate exam? imagine how your doctor feels. as a urologist, i have performed 9,421 and a half prostate exams. so why do i do it? because i get paid.
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author mitch albom has old
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his latest work focuses on how we can touch others with our talents once we discover what those talents are. jim axelrod has the story. >> reporter: before tuesday's with mory became one of the best selling memoirs of all time and the "five people you meet in heaven" sold 10 million copies. mitch albom's dreams had nothing to do with writing. >> i was a musician when i began and i thought that's where my talent lay. i never wrote anything. >> reporter: the piano player moved to new york, booked any joint he could, while he knocked on record company's doors and got them all slammed in his face. was it painful when it didn't happen? >> yeah, it was the first time in my life that all the lights hadn't turned green. >> reporter: failure became fuel. in large part your trajectory was set my failure. >> yeah. the effort that i put in to
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do in the world of writing is the direct result of my failure. it took a long time before music wasn't a wound for me. time has healed that. and i can take joy in music again. >> reporter: the result is his latest book, "the magic strings of frankie presto." >> i created this character that is so pure in his musical talent that his guitar string turns blue when he changes someone's life. everyone joins a band in life. only some of them play music. that's the truth. we all affect one another. >> reporter: it's as much a project as a book. for a companion cd, albom gets real-life musicians to offer their takes on frankie's fictional songs. >> every time he hit a note his
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>> he came up with a number of hits i invented. these artists took the name, the lyrics, and the year the song was supposed to have come out and made a song. essentially they remade songs that never existed. is there a chance that some day >> reporter: among those playing on the cd, the author and his wife. finally, albom has an album. you can die happy. >> yeah. i was already going to die happy, but i can die happier and with a soundtrack now. >> that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us 30. join us! captioning funded by cbs
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