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thank you so much for watching colorado's news channel. captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: hermine's knockout blow. >> i can't see! >> dubois: florida's first hurricane in 11 years knocks out power for hundreds of thousands, then starts a holiday weekend trek up the east coast, 43 million people in its path. also tonight, what hillary clinton told the f.b.i. in its criminal investigation of her e- mails. a former college swimming star gets out of prison after serving just three months for sexual assault. new photos reveal the wounds he received that night. and chloe's special guest for show and tell. >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of character. >> dubois: steve hartman will
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois. the holiday weekend is beginning in the east with a deadly storm. hermine made landfall this morning in northern florida as a hurricane, the first to hit that state since 2005. a man was killed by a fallen tree. tonight, hermine is a tropical storm, churning up the coast with torrential rain, damaging wind and dangerous seas. we have a team on hermine's trail, beginning with omar villafranca in port richey, florida. >> reporter: hurricane hermine barreled into the sunshine state around 2:00 a.m. this morning. the deadly storm flooded entire neighborhoods. wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour snapped trees, one of which fell on top of a homeless man, killing him.
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l power, with power lines down in most of the state. >> i don't know the condition of my house. i don't know if it's flooded or if it isn't. it's really, really, really bad. like, i've never seen it this b bad before. >> reporter: here in pasko county, 18 people had to be rescued from the rising waters which barely receded in some places. emergency management crews have been out all day. pasco county sheriff chris nocco. what do you tell people when there's more water on the way? >> we tell people first and foremost, evacuate, get out of here, and then just try to go to higher ground. >> reporter: to give you an idea of how fast this water can move, about an hour ago, this part of the street was completely dry. now, the water is up to my knees, and there is more rain in the forecast. >> reporter: i'm mark strassmann in charleston, south carolina.
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overnight with 80-mile-per-hour winds and crashing surf before making its way up the atlantic coast. on skittaway island in savannah, a possible tornado strikena spawned by the storm battered a dozen homes in this subdivision. all that racket woke up neighbor tom woiwode. >> rumble like as they said, a freight train, and then it was done. it looks like a big mower just came through and mowed down the trees. >> reporter: if hermine streth atlantic, up to 15 inches of rain could fall in southeastern and mid-atlantic states over the weekend, cities like charleston, south carolina. charleston mayor john tecklenburg. >> we're taking this storm very seriously. we are expecting serious winds, serious rainfall that can lead to flash flooding, trees being down, utilities being down. >> reporter: it's blustery here
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gusts of up to 50 miles an hour-- proof that hermine still packs a punch. >> dubois: eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs station in boston, wbz. he's on the beach awaiting the storm. eric, what's next? >> reporter: well, maurice, coastal communities from here in new england down to the mid- atlantic watching hermine's progress very carefully this weekend. there's a big complicating factor with this storm. so, today, it's been moving very quickly across the southeast, but look at the pattern as we head into this weekend. builds over the top of the storm. that closes the escape hatch, if you will. it can't get out to sea, so it slows down and then it stalls. in fact, if even drifts back to the west, at the same time reintensifying and maybe becoming a hurricane again as it nears the jersey shore. it's not just this weekend but into monday, into tuesday, into wednesday and thursday. it will drift offshore, really churning up the ocean and
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the bottom line is as we head into the day on sunday, at the the bottom line is from mid- atlantic to new england, significant beach erosion, some major coastal floods are possible, especially in new jersey. maurice, it might be the worst flooding since sandy in 2012. >> dubois: meteorologist eric fisher watching for us tonight from boston. thank you. hermine is disrupting travel plans for many of the more than 15 million americans who are flying this holiday weekend. all of the major airlines are dropping fees for changing flights affected by the storm. on the roads, drivers are paying lo since 2004, an average of $2.22 a gallon. on the eve of the holiday, the f.b.i. released 58 pages of documents on its now-closed criminal investigation of hillary clinton's use of private e-mail servers while she was secretary of state. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: during her three- and-a-half-hour interview on july 2, f.b.i. investigators showed hillary clinton classified e-mails from her personal account while secretary of state, many she didn't
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clinton didn't recall receiving any e-mails she thought should not be on an unclassified system and repeatedly said she relied on state officials to use their best judgment when handlingen classified information. asked what "c" referred to one on e-mail, clinton stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order. she questioned the classification level and said she saw the e-mail as a condolence call. >> good morning. >> reporter: days later, the f.b.i. announced there was no evidence clinton or her aides classified information, but director james comey was still critical. >> they were extremely careless. >> reporter: today, the clinton campaign said the "materials made clear why the justice department believed there was no basis to move forward."wa but donald trump seized on the rare release of f.b.i. documents, saying, "i really don't understand how she was able to get away from prosecution." while investigators said cyber attackers tried to gain access to clinton's server, the f.b.i.
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the information on her server wasn't compromised, in part because they didn't have access to the 13 smartphones the report found clinton may have used. clinton's lawyers said they couldn't locate them. one aide recalled two times where he destroyed old mobile devices by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer. the documents will also certainly give ammunition to trump and his supporters who have been questioning clinton's health. she told investigators, maurice, that she couldn't recall every briefing she received at the end of her tenure, in part because clinton was working less after her concussion and subsequent blood clot. >> dubois: not only are trump and clinton disliked by many americans, a new poll today shows many voters are afraid of them. take a look. 80% of trump supporters say they'd feel scared if clinton won, and 62% of clinton supporters say they'd feel scared if trump won. trump has very little support
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that. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: great faith ministries international is oneo of detroit's most prominent black churches, and bishop wayne jackson will interview donald trump tomorrow to set of test his sincerity of his recent outreach of african americans. he gave the "detroit free press" a preview. >> i will ask, are you a racist? that's what so many people think you are. put it on the record, you know. >> reporter: that interview won't be seen for at least r will be aired on the bishop's local tv show. trump will also visit jackson's congregation that has about 3,000 members, though it's unclear if he will address them. according to the "new york times," the trump campaign has left little to chance in the q&a with the bishop, scripting both his questions and trump's answers beforehand to avoid strange digressions like this one in june. >> look at my african american over here. look at him.
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courting be blacks at his mostly white rallies with an unusual mix of sympathy and impatience. >> you are living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: that kind of message from the man who led the birther movement against thegain first african american president has rubbed some people the wrong way. keith owens is the senior editor of the "michigan chronicle," an african american newspaper here in detroit. has there been much community reaction to trump's visit? >> very much, very strongly, and i think most of it hasn't been too positive. >> reporter: why do you think that is? >> they think it's a joke. they know trump, the things he has said and the things he's stood for and they're using detroit as a prop. >> reporter: jackson said he understands the concerns of the community but stresses tomorrow will be an engagement with trump, maurice, not an endorsement. >> dubois: dean reynolds in detroit tonight. today, the nonpartisan presidential debate commission announced the moderators for th
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each of the major broadcasts and cable networks will be represented. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano will moderate the debate between vice presidential candidates tim kaine and mike pence. former stanford swimmer brock turner was released from prison today. turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at the university. his case drew national attention when he was sentenced to just sihs he served half of that. john blackstone is in san jose. >> reporter: at 6:00 a.m., brock turner walked out of the santa t clara county jail into a crowd of cameras, reporters and protesters. >> loser! >> reporter: turner said nothing as he climbed into the back of a waiting vehicle. county sheriff laurie smith opened his cell to cameras, saying he got no special treatment but he did receive hate mail. >> we're done with him. he should be in prison right now, but he is not in our
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photos obtained by nbc news show turner's injuries the night he sexually assaulted a woman behind a dumpster. he could have gone to prison for six years. instead, he was sentenced to just six months by judge aaron perski, himself a stanford graduate and lacrosse player.e outside jail today, dozens continued their call for judge perski to be removed from the bench. stanford law professor michele dauber leads the recall campaign. backwards to grant turner probation. his victim did not receive justice. >> reporter: his victim, who remains anonymous, brought nationwide attention to the case with a searing letter she read in court, telling turner: "one night of drink category ruin two lives, you and me. you are the cause, i am the effect." >> when i was a freshman at cal, i was sexually assaulted on an off-campus trip. >> reporter: this woman saw her
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>> i have just been completely blown away by how much the national discourse has changed because of the powerful words of the survivor in this case. >> reporter: turner is now expected to return to his home in ohio where he will have to register as a sex offender and spend three years on probation. the recall campaign against judge persky is running into some opposition. 40 law school professors are among those, maurice, who call it a threat to the rule of law. >> dubois: there yesterday at america's largest veterans' charity. wounded warrior project cut the executive staff by 50%. it is one of the several changes outlined by the new c.e.o. his predecessor was forced out after a cbs news investigation that raised questions about how the charity was spending millions in donations. here's chip reid. >> i'll be damned. if you're going to take hardworking americans' money and drink it and waste it.
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wounded warrior project, denouncing what he saw as lavish spending on staff parties and executive salaries. >> it was extremely extravagant, dinners and alcohol. >> reporter: other former employees were so fearful of retaliation, they asked us not to show their faces. >> a lot of the warriors they saw needed mental health treatment. they don't get that from wounded warrior project. >> reporter: after an internal investigation, the board of directors fired the c.e.o., wh had made flamboyant entrances at staff parties, for focusing too much on fund-raising rather than veterans' programs. >> i'm very lucky and honored to be here. >> reporter: six weeks ago, lieutenant general michael lenington, who fought in afghanistan and iraq, became c.e.o. and this week on "cbs this morning" announced a series of changes and promised transparency. >> what i'm doing today is pledging to everyone my best efforts, our best efforts to
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project says it has also banned extravagant staff parties and will increase investment in mental health care. >> we're doubling down on those efforts. indeed, that need is great and growing. >> reporter: donations to wounded warrior project have reportedly been down significantly ever since we exposed their extravagant spending. now, maurice, the new management hopes the changes they're making will help convince the public that they are back on track. >> dubois: chip reid in washington. and we executive of cbs corporation sits on the board of wounded warrior project. coming up next, mother teresa about to become a saint, but it's not without controversy. i d about con-artists committing medicare fraud... it made me so mad i wanted to give them the old one-two one, never give your medicare number to get a free offer or gift
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>> reporter: she was a savior to the poor and revered by popes and presidents, queens and princesses. standing less than five feet tall, mother teresa was seen as a giant among those she served. the so-called "saint of the gutters" spent nearly half a century helping the dying and destitute and was awarded the nobel peace prize for her work. but as a volunteer in 2008 at mother teresa's missionaries for darker side. >> i saw things like nuns washing needles with tap water and reusing them on patients. i saw patients dying without proper diagnosis. >> reporter: today, gonzales runs his own aid group in kolkata, india, and is a vocal opponent of mother teresa's organization, pushing it for more financial transparency and better care. >> i think people don't understand the whole dynamic. >> reporter: author susan conroy
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teresa's hospice. >> the home for the dying isn't a hospital. it's a home where we took in those who had nowhere else to go. >> reporter: conroy knew mother teresa for 11 years and wrote two books about the woman who she says inspired her to reach out and care for those who have no one. >> millions of lives throughout the world were touched by her for 50 years, you know, and we felt she was a saint all along. i... i personally looked at her like mother, and i called her, "mother." i'd say, "i love you, mother." i can't he >> reporter: and now, motherl teresa will be officially known as saint theresa of calcutta. maurice, this is a woman who it was revealed in letters seen after her death struggled with her own faith and her relationship with god. >> dubois: seth doane in rome tonight. when we come back in just a moment, trapped for nine days, an earthquake survivor walks free on all four legs. legs. noooo... then if i want to come back again... yes! it's perfect. now that we've added adjustable base,
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>> dubois: we end tonight from a friendship spun out of gold. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> one, two, three. friends, 46-year-old joe jacobi and seven-year-old chloe smith, got together for a little paddle down the chattahoochee river near atlanta, and anyone watching had to wonder what brought these two together? >> you couldn't have made this up.mo >> ( laughs ) >> reporter: it all began a couple of months earlier on dry land. chloe was out for a stroll with her dad, wayne, and, as usual, she was get getting into everything. >> i had been telling her all
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>> kicking the dirt. >> yeah. show him what you was doing. >> reporter: that's when chloe saw something shiny and picked it up. her dad was mad. >> but when i flipped it over, i noticed that it said "barcelona, 1992." and i... i had just a strong feeling that this was that olympic gold medal. >> new at 6:00, the theft of an olympic gold medal caught on video. >> reporter: like everyone else in atlanta, wayne had heard the news about the 1992 olympic stolen from his car. that canoeist? joe jacobi. first of all, what are you doing carrying this thing around? >> i had taken this medal everywhere. i... i'm very casual with it. you kind of have to be if your goal is to share it. >> reporter: indeed, joe's medal had been one of the most shared on the planet. everyone he met got a chance to hold it. and thanks to the smiths... >> i want to show you something. >> reporter: ...they still can. >> i actually won this gold medal.
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it's pretty beat up now, but joe actually likes it better. he says it now has a better story and a much better moral. >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of character, and this is what chloe and her family did. >> reporter: which leads us back to the chattahoochee.ho since returning the medal, chloe and joe have become fast friends. this is their second trip down the river, and they plan on many more because joe may have lost an olympic medal, but he has clearly found something gold. steve hartman, "on the road" in atlanta, georgia. >> dubois: solid gold. that is the "cbs evening news" as we begin our 54th year as network television's first half- hour evening news broadcast. for scott pelley, i'm maurice dubois. have a good and safe holiday weekend. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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4 shots fired! man down! man down, one of ours. >> news breaking out of parker. a douglas county sheriff's discipline in critical condition and undergoing surgery. the shooter dead. schools in the area were on lockdown as deputies chased the gunman >> reporter: you can still see that deputies and vehicles line dixon drive, adjacent to sierra middle school, where terface parents wait the for more than two -- terrified parents waited for more than two hours to be reunited with their children while the school was in lockdown. smfrt students said many were crying as they didn't know what was going on this afternoon. according to

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