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hiring in captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: back to school in the zika zone. lesson one: protection. >> i don't take them anywhere where we're going to be outside for an extended period of time. >> dubois: also tonight, campaign 2016. donald trump on immigration. >> no, i'm not flip-flopping. >> dubois: and revelations of wildfires. firefighters battle them. scientists try to understand them. >> it doesn't even require flame to ignite?ry >> no. just hot air. >> dubois: and there are eight million stories in new york city. anthony mason found one in this bookstore. >> reporter: a lot of people must come into this shop and wonder why you're still here. >> every day. >> reporter: why are you still here? this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> dubois: good evening. scott is on assignment. i'm maurice dubois. the reopening of schools today in miami came with more than the usual first-day jitters with mosquito-spread zika infections in the area, up to 37 now, parents worried about the kids they sent out the door and off to class. and teachers skipped right past the abcs and started with "z" for zika. from miami, hereav >> reporter: 7,600 students in miami-dade county started the new school year today inside of a zika zone. >> what is zika? what's the second part of the name? >> virus. >> virus. >> reporter: the science of thes mosquito-borne virus was part ow first day's lesson plan at this middle school in wynwood. students in the zika zone were offered free insect-repelling
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how many kids were wearing the protective clothing? >> i actually saw a lot more kids considering it is very warm wearing long-sleeve shirts than wes typical. >> reporter: meeting with community leaders in wynwood this afternoon, governor rick scott announced $5 million in state funds will go for zika preparedness and mosquitoss control in miami-dade county. that's out of the $26.2 million he's already authorized. >> i sure wish he had decided to come to miami-dade. >> reporter: in the state's other zika zone, philip levine, mayor of miami beach, criticizee the governor's response as inadeqte >> because miami beach clearly is one of the most important economic generators for the entire state. >> reporter: katrina bernard lives outside both zones, but this south florida mother of two who is expecting her third child has all but quarantined herself and her family. >> i'm having my groceries delivered.il i'm having my nails done in my house. i'm having my hair done in my house. >> reporter: to the person who says you're overreacting? >> i think my baby's life is more important than my comfort
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>> reporter: there are 69 a pregnant women in the state ofom florida who are infected with zika tonight. maurice, federal health officials will not disclose whether any of those women contracted the virus locally. >> dubois: david begnaud inat miami beach tonight. there is concern that as the floodwaters in louisiana and mississippi recede, standing water will become a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying zika. the flooding has killed at least 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes. nu >> reporter: you've lived here since 1973.>> >> right.sinc i raised my kids here. >> reporter: it's all gone. >> all gone. >> reporter: wallace and shirlea aymond say they lost everything in their baton rouge home to six feet of water. >> all our treasures, our memories all on the side of the road, and we don't know what we're going to do. >> reporter: the aymonds, like 80% of louisiana residents, did
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they received $800 in government assistance so far. more than 106,000 people have now registered for emergency federal aid. officials estimate 60,000 homes across 20 parishes were damaged. in nearby denham springs, fema workers spent the day assessing the needs of flood victims. thousands remain in shelters and state officials are on the lookout for anyone who might pose a health risk. the focus remains on clean-up and rebuildiay denham springs, gerrard landry. >> it's going to take us quite a while. there's quite a bit ofy. devastation, and it just doesn't happen overnight. >> reporter: the aymonds wonder whether they can rebuild at all. >> we cry. we want to come back home, and we can't. >> reporter: you can see every single home in the aymond's neighborhood has a pile ofod debris in the front yard. maurice, president obama, who
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breaking away from his vacationg last week, will visit the area tomorrow. >> dubois: thanks so much tonight. now to the presidential campaign. it seems every time hillary clinton tries to delete the e- mail issue, it winds up back ing her inbox. today we learned the f.b.i. investigation uncovered nearly 15,000 e-mails from her time as secretary of state that were not among the 30,000 she turned over in 2014. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: clinton has always insisted that her lawyers carefully combed through everything on her private server. >> i responded right away and provided all my e-mails that could possibly be work related. >> reporter: but now justice department lawyers say they have given the state department 14,900 e-mails and documents that clinton did not hand over. state department spokesman mark toner. >> we still don't have a firm
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14,900 are new that we haven't seen before. granted, that's a healthy number there, so there's likely to be quite a few. >> reporter: clinton campaign aides say they are not sure what is in the documents, but they supported all her work-related e-mail being released as a federal judge has ordered in response to a suit alleging clinton used the server to skirt public records law. f.b.i. director james comey first indicated last month that his agents had recovered new but he said there was no evidence it was deliberately withheld by clinton's lawyers. >> it's highly likely that their search missed some work-relatedo e-mails and that we later found them, for example, in the mailboxes of other officials ori in the slack space of a server. >> reporter: clinton told the f.b.i. that colin powell advised her to follow his lead and use a private e-mail account as secretary of state. powell told "people" magazine he doesn't remember that
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maurice, tonight a source with knowledge of clinton's f.b.i. interview tells cbs news that she was not the one who brought up powell's involvement.nv she was asked about it by agents who had seen e-mails between the two. >> dubois: nancy cordes in washington. donald trump took his campaign to a battleground state as he reconsiders his immigration policy. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump met with akron-area law enforcement today as part of a brief swing through ohio. trump's primary season law-and- estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants is now under review, even as trump denied a general election retreat. >> no, i'm not flip-flopping. we want to come up with a really fair but firm answer. >> reporter: trump met with his supporter-filled hispanic advisory council saturday, a big topic: alternatives to mass deportations, something trump has called for repeatedly. >> 11, 12 million illegal immigrants still in the country.
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>> if they're doing well, they go out and come back in legally. >> you're rounding them all up? >> we're rounding them up in a very humane, nice way. >> reporter: trump said he was interested in something less than full deportation, a so- called touchback to create a path to legalization. >> people don't necessarily go back to their country of origin, but will go back to their embassies or consulates, do a touchback there, and then that way become documented. campaign manager kellyanne conway emphasized fairness over firmness. >> he wants a fair and humane way of dealing with the 11 million who live among us, andnd at the same time, though, he wants to secure the border, build a wall, and he wants to be very fair to american workers who feel like they're competinge for these jobs now. >> reporter: this idea of touchback immigration first surfaced in the 2007 congressional debate over
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would have had to return to their home country, a positionon far tougher than the one trump is looking at now and oned conservatives then branded amnesty. >> dubois: major garrett with the trump campaign in akron, ohio, tonight. c syria's civil war appears to be entering a dangerous new phase as the assad regime's forcess battle kurdish troops who weresh u.s. partners for control of hasakah in the northeast. holly williams reports the u.s. may be drawn into this battle.ia [gunfire]. >> reporter: a new front has opened up in syria's civil warl as syrian regime planes bomb kurdish fighters. the two sides battle on the ground. the kurdish group is backed by the u.s. in the fight against isis. and american special forcesan s operate in the region. so the u.s. scrambled fighterle jets to protect them.
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which america has strenuously tried to avoid. five years in to syria's civil war, this multi-sided conflict is more chaotic than ever. it's also again spilling into neighboring countries, like turkey, where on saturday as, suicide bomber targeted a wedding party, killing more than 50, including at least 22 children. turkey ial u but tonight, the prime ministere said it could have been another group. the u.s. and its kurdish allies have made progress against isis, killing thousands of fighters and clawing back territory. but even if isis loses all its territory in syria, that won't end the civil war. the syrian regime is thought to have killed far more people than
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om firepower from its ally russia, ensuring it will keep bombing its own people, perhaps for years to come. secretary of state john kerryer said today that talks with russia on possible military cooperation in syria are drawing to a close. but maurice, many are skeptical about moscow's intentions, because its goal appears to be to prop up the syrian regime. >> dubois: holly williams in istanbul tonight. holly, thank you. it was another violent weekend in chicago. 57 shootings.in that is more than one an hour. five of the victims died. dean reynolds now on a new strategy to try to stop the violence. >> reporter: with murders this u year up 50% over last year -- >> shots fired, child shot. >> reporter: -- and with an increasing number of children counted as collateral damage, the chicago police are now launching precision raids to sweep up repeat offenders who they say are responsible for
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organized crime unit. >> the route we took is attacking them through the sale of narcotics. narcotics is what funds these gangs. it funds the operation. it provides them with money to buy the guns that are used to shoot at rival gang members and in some cases now as we've seen to shoot at police officers. >> reporter: 61 of the 101 people arrested early friday were documented gang members, the police said, and superintendent eddie johnson says in all there are about 1,400 repeat offenders driving the violence. >> these are people that choosei this lifestyle, so imagine if we could eliminate half of those people, where our gun violence c would be in the city of chicago. until we let them know we're serious about it, they're going to continue to do what they do. >> reporter: but even with this new dragnet strategy, the mayhem continued this past weekend. a 14-year-old boy, malik causey, was among the eight killed. an eight-year-old girl, jamia
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she was shot at a vigil for the 14 year old. >> the kids don't even stand a chance. >> reporter: ashake banks tookta jamia to the hospital. it was four years ago that ms. banks seven-year-old daughter heaven was shot to death while she sold candy on a sidewalk.wh >> i had to relive that all over again. i just couldn't see another baby losing their life, and i'm so sick of it. >> reporter: this morer: aggressive police strategy has been going on since memorial day, and a few hundred offenders have been taken off the streets, but maurice, as this past weekend shows, the results so far are mixed. >> dubois: dean reynolds in chicago tonight. coming up on next on the "cbs evening news," some scientists believe the best way to fight wildfires is to let them burn. and ryan lochte was not robbed, but he just lost a ton ofe endorsement money. then if i want to come back again... it's perfect. yes! now that we've added adjustable base,
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at least 18 homes have been destroyed there as the fires continue to grow.ow and more than 100 homes burnedu in the blue cut fire in southern california. tonight that fire is nearly 90% contained. evacuation orders have been lifted. each year, wildfires seem to get worse despite the heroic efforts of firefighters.e is it possible we're taking the wrong approach? carter evans spent time in a lab where they are studying this. en in common with very large wildfires. >> reporter: in this specially designed burn chamber, researchers are dissecting a wildfire. by measuring how fast pineas needles burn. it doesn't even require flame to ignite. >> no, just hot air. >> reporter: and how a fire can propel itself even without wind. so those troughs, those dips are actually where the fire is advancing?re >> right. that's right. >> reporter: mark finney is ar: scientist at the u.s. forest
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everyone uses here in the u.s., "spreads like wildfire," yet wee don't even know how wildfires spread. >> reporter: the forest service spent an unprecedented $1.7 billion fighting fires that burned a record 10 million acres last year, but finney's research shows putting out every fire is not working. are we making it worse? >> we are making it worse, by fighting these fires, we enter these paradoxes. the harder you suppress them, the worse they are. >> reporter: by constantly putting out fires, more unburned brush is left for next fire. finney says firefighters should be intentionally setting more prescribed fires to burn offral excess vegetation or let some s natural fires burn. in a statement to cbs news, the forest service says it agrees that managed and prescribed fires are important tools but
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work is restricted by the budget, which is allocated by congress. the agency also says there are liability issues with state and local governments as more developers push to build homes closer to fire-prone areas. >> fire is inevitable. if we convince ourselves that it's not, then essentially we have a repeat every single year of the same situation. >> reporter: for now, scientists hope that by setting thesela controlled fires in the lab, they'll better understand how to manage them in the forest. missoula, montana. >> dubois: up next, ryan lochte's sponsorship deals just
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t >> this is $40,000. >> reporter: naomi hample, the middle sister -- >> this is an act of congress signed by thomas jefferson. >> reporter: --runs the autographs department. >> that's early manhattan. >> reporter: and adina cohen, the youngest, presides over the matt and art gallery. >> it has no central park. >> reporter: all in the 70s now >> reporter: all in their 70s now, the three sisters have run argosy since their father died in 1991. a lot of people must come into this shop and wonder why you're still here. >> every day. especially real estate brokers. >> reporter: why are you still here? >> we're here because we own the building, otherwise we would w have had to go out of business long ago. >> reporter: lewis cohen opened the store in 1925. he and his wife ruth, who also worked at argosy, passed on their love of books to their three girls. sisters and brothers tend to have their battles.
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but here we have a common goal. >> reporter: the internet now brings in orders from around the world, but the store itself isn't as bustling as it used to be, even at the bargain bin. how often do you get offers to sell? >> 100 times a year. >> reporter: 100 times a year? >> three calls just last week. >> reporter: but the sisters have already planned for their succession. budge. do you feel like you're protecting something now? >> yes. >> reporter: what is that? >> books. books are in danger. >> reporter: to lewis cohen's daughters, it's not the real estate that has the most value, it's the collection that it houses. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> dubois: and that is the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm maurice dubois in new york. thanks so much for joining us. have a good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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developing at least two colorado women are suing their former doctor. >> they claim he treated them for multiple sclerosis for years when they did not have the disease. cbs 4 investigators rick sallinger is at federal court with the story all new at 6:00. rick. >>reporter: karen, so far two lawsuits have been filed here at federal court. but the attorney for of other people in the same situation. the lawsuits filed so far are on behalf of brenda culhane and mercedes aragon. they describe seeing the same doctor who sent them for mris and told them they had ms. the women were given medication for ms and treated over a period of several years.

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