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? ? ? >> pelley: trump provides the ammunition. and clinton fires back. >> every single one of these incidences shows us that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and >> pelley: also tonight, did an isis spy shoot this video of u.s. forces training syrian rebels? a police education course goes wrong, leaving an elderly woman dead. >> it's a fluke accident, but it's just devastating. >> pelley: and an unlikely path to the olympics for a woman without a country. >> my sister, sometimes when she want to motivate me, "yeah, show
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you gonna do." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. one day after donald trump used the second amendment to shoot himself in the foot, hillary clinton used her first amendment right to speak out against him. that's where we begin tonight with major garrett. >> if you are running to be president or you are president have tremendous consequences. >> reporter: that was hillary clinton in iowa today, reacting to what donald trump said yesterday at a rally in north carolina. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although, the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that
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>> reporter: trump argued he was only talking about political advocacy, but the secret service felt compelled to announce it took note of trump's comments. the inference the violence arises in an atmosphere of suspicion that trump helped create, one in which the g.o.p. nominee warned supporters of abridged second amendment rights if his opponent is elected. >> she basically wants to take your safety away. she wants to take your guns away. >> reporter: he also warns of a fraudulent november election.r: >> and i'm afraid the election is going to be rigged. i have tbe >> reporter: there is no proof to either charge. when it comes to the language of running for and being president, precision is key. every word is scrutinized for obvious and hidden meaning. martin medhurst studies presidential rhetoric at baylor university. >> for a president it's even more severe, because when a president misspeaks, or is ambiguous in ways that are not intentional, he risks putting
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presidents have something akin to a stock phrase on this front. >> let it be clear. >> i want to be clear with you. >> a message to the people of iran is clear. >> let me be as clear as i can be. >> reporter: to clarify one important part of the story, the secret service said today it will take no formal action about trump's comments. scott on twitter, trump denied a report the agency spoke with the campaign about the matter. >> pelley: major garrett with some clarity for us tonigh the state department released e- mails today from one of hillary clinton's closest aides. a conservative group sued to get them, but whether the messages expose corruption or just mundane government business depends on which campaign you're listening to. here's nancy cordes. >> some of these were really, really bad, and illegal. >> reporter: the trump campaign says the new e-mails show clinton foundation donors got special treatment at the state
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between top foundation official doug band, and two of secretary clinton's top aides. band reaches out in 2009 on behalf of a job seeker, writing that it is "important to take care of" this person whose name is redacted. huma abedin writes back assuring band that state department personnel have been sending him options. >> it's called pay for play. >> reporter: but the clinton campaign says the job seeker wasn't a donor. he was a 20-something former advance staffer to both bill and to do with the foundation. and state department spokesperson elizabeth trudeau says they get job referrals from outside sources all the time. >> it's not unusual for candidates to be recommended to the department through a variety of avenues. >> reporter: in the second exchange, band is looking to put a billionaire foundation donor in contact with state officials, writing, "we need gilbert chagoury to speak to the substance person regarding lebanon." abedin responds, "it's jeff feltman, the ambassador.
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>> reporter: trump running mate mike pence. >> that favors were done by state department officials for foreign donors to the clinton foundation. >> reporter: clinton aides insist that the well-connected gilbert chagoury was not looking for a favor, but he had information about lebanon that he wanted to share. the clinton campaign argues trump is hyping trump is hyping underwhelming e- mails to detract from her growing list of republican endorsements. a former coalition of former and current g.o.p. officials say they'll work together to win over other republicans. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. a drama has been unfolding at trump's headquarters. the trump tower in new york, a real-life spider-man paid a visit. tony dokoupil is there. tony? >> reporter: about 3:20 today, a 20-year-old began
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could be living in the white house sometime next year. they began pursuing the man from about the 74th floor. he made his way upward on suction cups. they did not know what was in the backpack and they used all manner to stop him. that included commandeering a window washing platform, taking the floor. at this time he is at an area hospital for observation. he simply wanted an audience with donald trump but >> pelley: tony dokoupil, thanks very much. in wisconsin, it wasn't even close last night. trump was in the home state of virginia. >> pelley: tony de coppola thank you. house speaker paul ryan easily
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he defeated businessman paul nehlen by 70 points. in another important story today, the commander of the u.s.-led coalition says that isis is losing fighters every day. lieutenant general seanrlan mcfarland said 45,000 isis fighters have been killed in iraq and syria in two years of bombing. u.s. special forces are also on the ground in syria, and for the first time, we have extensive video of them training local soldiers to fight isis. the trouble is, the video came from isis itself. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the isis propaganda video says these are u.s.-backed syrian rebels headed toward the isis stronghold of al-bukamal before they're stopped short by a hail of gunfire and forced to retreat. the 20-minute video also appears to show american and british special forces with their new syrian army recruits at a
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we have blurred their faces to protect their identities, but isis has not. >> you can start over. >> reporter: one scene shows a blond man described as an american coaching a syrian fighter on how to speak in front of a camera. "hand movements are no problem," he tells his trainee in arabic "but try not moving your legs." isis could have seized the video off rebel fighters. more worrying is that it could ha says, cbs national security analyst fran townsend. >> has isis been able to penetrate syrian rebel forces and get inside to one of these training camps? that poses a whole host of sort of security concerns because you run the risk, once they have access to the training sights it's a counter-intelligence problem and a security problem. >> reporter: the new syrian army has been america's latest hope in fighting isis on the ground, specializing in counter terrorism and given the weapons
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but the video also alleges that some of those very weapons fell into the hands of isis after the rebel forces faced a crippling defeat last month. thousands of rounds of ammunition, mortars, rocket- propelled grenade launchers, satellite phones, even camera drones. but the video itself may be just as damaging. >> it has to produce an internal investigation to understand how did this happen and why and how can you prevent it? you owe that to the security of the trainers. >> reporter: we contacted u.s. military command in baghdad, scott. they told us they're aware of the video but can't comment on its authenticity. furthermore, they cannot and will not discuss the ongoing missions of special operations forces. >> pelley: charlie d'agata in our london newsroom tonight. charlie, thank you. today, the u.s. justice department unloaded on
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routinely targeting african americans. this comes after prosecutors dropped all charges against officers in the case of a black man whose neck was inexplicably broken in a police van. jeff pegues is following this. >> reporter: the department of justice investigation began after the death of freddie gray and the violence that followed. but federal officials say the baltimore police department has been troubled for years. officers routinely make stops, searches and arrests without the required justification. of 300,000 pedestrian stops from january 2010 to may 2015, federal investigators found that roughly 44% were made in two small, predominantly african american neighborhoods. african americans accounted for 82% of all traffic stops, despite being only 60% of the
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deputy attorney general vanita gupta says unnecessary stops sometimes led to violent confrontations. >> officers frequently resorted to physical force when a person did not immediately respond to verbal commands. even when the person was posing no imminent threat to the officers or other. >> reporter: in one case during a traffic stop a woman was strip searched on the street but after the search found no evidence of wrongdoing, she was released with a repair order for her headlight. >> reporter: community activist ray kelly says the findings show what many in the community have complained about for years. are you surprised it took this long for people to listen? >> i'm sad that it took this long, and i'm still not convinced that people are going to listen. >> reporter: baltimore's police commissioner kevin davis says he has already begun the changes. >> and some of the more
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report, action has been taken, and those police officers have been removed and no longer work for the baltimore police department. >> reporter: the report also faulted a zero-tolerance approach to policing, which it said began here about 16 years ago. but, scott, several other big- city police departments use similar tactics which have led to allegations of discrimination. >> pelley: jeff pegues in baltimore for us. jeff, thank you. well, one of the other cities th department is ferguson, missouri. it has been two years since an officer shot an 18-year-old, unarmed african american. michael brown got into an altercation with that officer after robbing a convenience store. last night, there was trouble at a march that was marking the anniversary. ( gunfire ) a car hit a protester, sped away. someone fired shots, but no one
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demarco morgan is looking at what's changing in ferguson. >> you must disburse immediately. >> reporter: the images are unforgettable. fiery protests in ferguson and across america. >> back up! >> reporter: sparked by the death of 18-year-old michael brown. shortly after brown's death, a justice department report, critical of police practices, triggered changes within the department. >> you're in the heart of >> reporter: the city now has its first black police chief, delrish moss. what's the conversation you have to have with the people of ferguson versus your officers? >> well, i think, as far as my officers are concerned, most of them have been really primed to move forward. they want to see change. you have to respect everyone's walk and come to the table. i think we all want to get to the same place but we have different views about how to get
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>> this is my city. >> reporter: moss has placed the priority on community policing. he now requires his officers to get out of their patrol cars and meet residents. other changes have been implemented as well. all ferguson police are now fitted with body cameras, more diversity within the police department, and a reduction in vehicle stops of african- american drivers. yet, two years later, michael brown's father, mike senior, believes still more needs to be done. what about the changes here in ferguson? have you seen some for the be >> well, what we need to do and what we're trying to do is build this trust somewhere between the police and the community because our people don't trust the police, brother. our children are afraid of the police, brother. >> reporter: to better reflect the community, the ferguson police department has increased the number of black officers from four to seven out of the 36-member force. scott, that number is expected to increase when it fills 12 open positions. >> pelley: demarco morgan for
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>> >> pelley: on florida's gulf coast last night, a program aimed at improving understanding between police and the community went terribly wrong. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: in this photo, a punta gorda police officer is seen handing 73-year-old mary laundry detergent. knowlton was there as a student in an effort by local police to show the community what it is they do. in a role playing exercise called "shoot/don't shoot" knowlton played a police officer. officer lee coel was what the police called the bad guy. this is officer coel raising the revolver at the moment he shot knowlton. photojournalist sue paquin took the pictures for the "charlotte sun" newspaper. >> there were three or four
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double over, and we all thought, she's getting into it, and she's play acting, role playing with it. and i don't think it was a split second later that she fell we all realized there was something terribly wrong. >> reporter: punta gorda police chief tom lewis. why was your officer using aer real weapon in a role-play scenario with a civilian? >> what i can tell you is that we were unaware that any live ammunition for this particular weapon existed. we believed that the particular caliber of the weapon used, that there were only blank rounds available to the officer. >> reporter: steven knowlton is mary's youngest son. >> she-- she was an incredible woman. and i just wish i had one more day with her. and you just never plan for something like this. and i know it's a fluke accident, but it's just devastating. >> reporter: chief lewis says his department of 49 people is
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will you allow a real weapon to be used again at a citizens' academy like this? >> the answer is absolutely not. >> reporter: the chief says the gun used to kill mary knowlton was a revolver that had been used with blank rounds for the past two years at other citizen academies and no one ever got hurt. scott, we called the attorney for the officer involved in this case but never heard back. >> pelley: david begnaud, thanks. when we come back, a new zika infection transmitted by mosquitos. me back, a new zika infection transmitted by mosquitos. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults.
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already been through. ben tracy introduces us. >> reporter: when yusra mardini dove into the olympic pool, she made history. it wasn't her time on the scoreboard. it was simply that she was here. >> when you are an athlete, you are not think if you are a syrian, or from london, or from germany or-- you will just think about your race. >> reporter: last august, four years into s the 18-year-old fled her home. like many other refugees, she and her sister ended up on a small boat bound for the island of lesbos off the coast of greece. the boat began to sink. yusra jumped in the water. >> and it was like quite hard just to think that you are a swimmer and in the end you're going to end up dying in the water. >> reporter: for hours, she and her sister pushed the boat to
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boat, and they were telling me, "oh, you are really courage, girl." "just shut up. leave me alone now." >> reporter: yusra traveled 2,300 miles before settling in berlin where she trained for the olympics. she is now part of the first refugee team to ever compete in the games. >> when you have a problem in your life, that doesn't mean you have to sit around and cry like babies. and the problem was-- the reason why i am here and why i am stronger and i want to reach my goals. >> reporter: she had high hopes today but finished seventh out of eight in her heat. so yusra won't be leaving rio with an olympic medal, but it doesn't matter. she already swam the race of a lifetime. ben tracy, cbs news, rio de janeiro. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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-- by coyotes! thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein... denise has the night off. the concern is mounting and locals want something to be done about the increase in coyotes. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga is at the whitney recreation center where a meeting on the issue is now underway. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) dave and christianne, the coyotes have been spotted in the palm gardens estates near tropicana ave and boulder highway. check out this video one resident took .... it's a qk of a coyote in the palm gardens estates. we're told that between 6 to 7 dogs and cats have already been killed by coyotes within the past month. a public outcry from residents followed -- who are upset that the issue isn't being addressed. tonight's meeting is intended to educate the public about any misconceptions and to teach locals what they should do if they ever come in contact with a coyote. 01;08;24


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