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>> glor: a pivotal week inpolitm joe biden potentially any daism hillary clinton set for another showdown with house republicans on benghazi. and the trump-bush war of words is escalating. >> mr. trump talks about things that-- as though he's still on the a presentician. >> glor: a deadly typhoon slams. the search for a gunman after a falt all shooting at zombie con in florida. and the dance hall days are dying down. some are trying to save the heart of texas from losing its beat. >> this is the cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jefft the broadcast. hillary clinton, joe biden,
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donald trump, jeb bush. all four names were all over political headlines today. clinton is preparing for new testimony over benghazi. biden is preparing to possibly announce his campaign. bush and trump escalated a bitter spat over 9/11. we start with julianna goldman in our washington bureau. >> i don't really know what their objective is. >> reporter: hillary clun ton is dismissing her upcoming appearance saying two previous testimonies. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> reporter: and other congressional inquiries into the 2012 attacks refuted conspiracy theories. and it's now an attempt to derail her presidential campaign. >> i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee. >> she's an important witness. but she is one witness. >> reporter: chairman trey gowdy insisted he wants to focus on the events surrounding the
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attack. >> i have told my own republican colleges and friends, shut up talking about things that you don't know anything about. >> reporter: but it will be impossible to take politics out of the equation on thursday, with vice president joe biden waiting in the wings to possibly launch his owned by, democrats are anxiously watching to see how the frontrunner performs. >> what's going to happen with benghazi will be very interesting. i look forward to. >> reporter: and so are gop presidential candidates. >> i wish for once mrs. clinton would be prepared to stand and be held accountable for the murder of four americans in benghazi, libya. >> reporter: meanwhile this weekend donald trump and jeb bush continued to spar over the september 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and the gop frontrunner suggestion that former president george w bush was responsible. >> across the spectrum of foreign policy mr. trump talks about things as though he's still on the apprentice. >> reporter: bush has been unpressure from donors to take a harder line against trump, jeff. increasingly he is making the
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case that the republican front run are isn't fit to be president. >> glor: meanwhile julianna,repg for a speaker of the house and there is some paul ryan news. >> reporter: that's right, cbs news learned that paul ryan has warmed to the idea of becoming house speaker. but only if he has nearly unanimous support of republicans. jeff, that includes the most conservative members. >> glor: julianna goldman inwas. a major trucking rowd in southern california will remain closed several more days. a mile-long stretch of state route 58 is still buried in mud up to six feet deep. here is mirreya villarreal. >> reporter: from the sky you get a better feel for the impact of thursday's 30 minute torrential downpour, where three inches of rain turned a normally dry landscape into a mud pit leaving nearly 200 cars and 300 people stranded. truck driver david noe was one of them. >> i have been through hurricanes, floods, tornadoes. but this is a first for me after 31 years of driving.
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>> oh my god. >> reporter: in that initial river of mud there were some drawmic reses keus like this one. a driver pulling his girlfriend to safety. it's believed everyone trapped in this mess got out but emergency workers are double checking. as quickly as they found themselves stuck, getting unstuck is proving tedious. for now, all drivers can do is wait and see what is next for the highway that appears to be frozen in time. mirreya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: secretary of state joht separately this week with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. it comes during a cycle of violence that continued today with a deadly shoolting in a bus station in southern israel. jonathan vigliotti is in tel aviv. >> reporter: cell phone video captured the horrific scene as at least one gunman believed to be a palestinian opened fire at a bus station in beer sheba.
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one attacker and at least one israeli were killed and several were seriously injured. in what is the latest in the series of escalating attacks that have israelis now taking matters into their own hands. the krav gun shop and shooting range in jerusalem was packed today asician rheal civilians clamored to buy guns. >> if we work 24 hours i day, it would probably be insufficient to cover all the people coming in now. >> reporter: shooting instructor ari dobuler said in the last week hundreds of israelis have applied for permits and siend up for shooting tutorials after nearly a month-long wave of palestinian attacks. >> i think it's important in this case to have self defense. >> reporter: police have tried to diffuse the mounting tension by blocking off arab neighborhoods. but there are fears such measures could fuel more attacks and protests that began after rumors israeli politicians wanted to block palestinian access to the revered al aqsa
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mosque. >> in one of five separate attacks yesterday, this israeli civilian was seen on camera holding a gun moments after he shot and killed a palestinian he says tried to stab him. heavily armed israeli pli were on patrol at tonight he attack but they were unable to stop it in time. as the violence continues, cities like tel aviv are now suggesting banning arab maintenance workers and cleaners from schools. jeff, some israeli parents are worried about attacks against their children. >> glor: jonathan, thank you.toe dead as typhoon kappu barrels across the northern phil peens, fierce wind and rain forced thousands to evacuate and seth doane has more. >> 15,000 villagers have left their homes. many still struggling to escape rising flood waters as 300 mile-wide typhoon kappu slams the philippines. entire provinces are without power.
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downed trees, mud slides and collapsing structures are making travel difficult. the slow-moving typhoon is blowing inland and expected to dump two feet of rain in the next several days. kappu made landfall as a supertyphoon, a category four storm, with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour. but it has since weakened to 90 miles per hour. many residents are still recovering from 2013's catastrophic typhoon haiyan, a category five that took 6200 lives. since then, an early warning system seems to have made the difference. national disaster risk reduction chief alexander pama said. >> fortunately at this time there are no reports of search and rescue operations. typhoon kappu is expected to weaken further in the next 24 hours. but heavy rain and continued flash flooding is expected through wednesday. seth doane, cbs news, tokyo.
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>> glor: the search continuestod fire at a zombiecon vengs in fort myers, florida. one person was killed, five others hurt at the costume event. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: 20,000 people dressed in zombie costumes filled the streets of downtown fort myers, florida. many carried cell phones to capture zombiecon festivities. what ended up being caught on camera was chaos. witnesses say they heard any about from eight to ten gun shots. >> the guy was right there, right there in front of me. i mean right here and the body right there. >> reporter: several videos posted to social media show participates running away from the scene. fort myers police lieutenant victor medico hopes the suspect's image was also caught on someone's cell phone. >> there were a lot of witnesses down here, a lot of people taking pictures. using their cell phones for video. anything that could help us with this investigation would be greatly appreciated.
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>> reporter: officers had a tough time in the early stages of the investigation, with so many people dressed up in torn clothes and fake blood. 20 year old expavious tyrell was shot and killed. he played football at asa college in miami. friends began posting tributes on facebook almost immediately. his sister amanda andrews says taylor will be missed. >> he was an uncle to my kids. like i have to explain to my eight year old that he will never get to see him again because somebody took his life. >> reporter: five other people were injured. police say they will all be okay. there is the second time in a week that a shooting has taken place in the downtown area. some who attended zombiecon have had enough. >> i definitely wouldn't bring myself here next year. because i don't feel safe. >> reporter: the zombiecon event has gone on for almost a decade and raises money for a local organization that makes art and mus you can camps affordable to children. the group released a statement saying it takes the safety of its patrons very seriously. they had hired security to work the event.
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>> glor: jamie, thank you verym. the killing of a giant elephant in africa, it may have been legal, but was it ethical? and a wave of shark ebb counters in paradise when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> glor: there is outrage overtt african elephant in zimbabwe but the hunt was legal. sanctioned by the country's national parks to raise funds for conservation. did the elephant as some believe die for a good cause? debora patta reports. >> reporter: those zimbabwe national parks authority says the shooting of this massive african elephant was legal, some conservationists say it is unethical. others say the hunting fees, as much as $90,000 for a single animal are crucial for conservation. like guy balme of the conservation group panthera. >> i'm appalled by it, i can't stand it but it is a necessary evil. >> there is growing international concern that zimbabwe's elephant population is in significant decline.
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so much so that the u.s. fish and wildlife service has suspended all imports of sport hunted elephant trophies from that country. but money from legal hunting and photographic tourism unlike the illegal hunt in which cecil the lion was shot, is the national park's sole source of funding. it is supposed to be plowed back into conservation and assist poverty striken communities living near the parks. but emanuel fundira of the saf aree operators association in zimbabwe says corruption and bloatd bureaucracy prevent much of the money from helping those in need. >> i would say it's intended to help conservation, there is a difference. does it assist them and get into the communities, that is the question. rz j local chief vicar nekatambe grew up in one such community near the hwange national park. >> how much money does the exeument get at the moment. >> they are getting nothing,
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absolutely nothing. >> reporter: even though it appear there is no tajable benefit to communities, the high price tag that hunters are willing to pay for their trophies means the hunt will go on. debora patta, cbs news,-- joe hans burg, south africa. >> glor: an alarming weekend on. two men were attacked by sharks on two separate incidents in oahu. one was in critical condition, bit on both feet. this makes seven shark attacks in hawaiian water thissier. in april a woman was killed by a shark. up next here, one of the worst wildfires in california history, their own homes were lost in the battle.
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>> glor: an insurance companysan northern california last month did 1.5 billion in damage. it destroyed more than 1200 homes. four people were killed and four firefighters injured. eight firefighters were middletown lost their own homes. here's carter avenue ans.
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>> reporter: when the valley fire exploded in early september, kal fire bat all onchief paul duncan was on the front line, 25 miles away from his home. >> the speed of the fire was incredible coming down off the mountain. >> reporter: but duncan thought his bief cortney, their daughters page and rose and their house were safe. >> i still didn't believe it would make it all the way down here. >> reporter: the family thought they had at least an hour to evacuate. instead, within six minutes, the fire had raced through middletown. >> i talked to my dad, i was like i'm so scared. where do we go. >> she said there are cars in front of me on fire, there is fire beside me, there is fire hine me. >> i texted him that i loved him and he said i love you too. just in case anything would have hatched. >> and i said you know where the road s step on the gas and drive through the fire. >> four people died in the valley fire. but fire crews say many more were saved as they worked franltically to evacuate thousands from their neighborhoods. >> the firefighters are just
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trying to get people out of the way, you know, it's life over property. >> reporter: justin galvan was battling another wildfire when he heard middletown was being overrun. >> you are a firefighter. you are out on the fire lines and your home is on fire, and there is no one to protect it. >> i know. what's the alternative. you know, bring a bunch of resources over here, save my house and then have people per shall down the street? you know, that's not an option. >> i had been seeing burned houses all day. and knowing this was mine, and knowing that there was nothing i could do, it's sur real. >> reporter: both families say they will rebuild. and even as they do. >> i'm ready for the next fire. i will make sure that my family is taken care of but i'm ready to go. >> reporter: carter evans, cbs news, middletown, california. >> glor: still ahead here thasna husband and wife together in sainthood.
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>> glor: a federal judge orderef women and children from immigrant detention centers in pennsylvania and texas. and she wants it done by this friday. the undocumented immigrants are mostly from central america. as omar villafranca reports, many have been held for months. >> reporter: yanira lopez lucas says she fled to america with her three children to get away from the violence in her home country of guatemala. she said when they turned themselves in to immigration agents at the border, they didn't expect the treatment they received. >> we are not criminals. the kids are not criminals. yet we were treated like criminals, she said. 2 thousand central american women and children caught triking to cross the border are currently being detained at facilities in dilley, texas, or in near by karnes city j just south of san antonio where this lopez lucas familily sent two months in detention. >> the children were upset, were traumatized. they cried because they were
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closed in, says lucas. >> the these facilities are not set up to provide them with basic services. >> with the refugee and immigration center for education and legal services. he says the no release policy and harsh substandard conditions for children violates a 1997 child detention settlement signed by federal immigration officials. >> we really call on the obama administration to recognize the families in these centers are folks that are fleeing violence, immense violence and they should be given protection. >> this isn't rocket science. >> mark krikorian heads the center for immigration studies. >> if the message gets back to central america that people are simply not being detained. >> of course, more people are going to want to try to do that. krikorian says the u.s. could see a legal immigration like last summer's surge where facilities were overwhelmed by tense of thousands of central americans who crossed illegally into south texas. to make space, women and children were released on a
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promise to appear in court. but records show only about 15% of the women and half of the children showed up in front of a judge. officials decliened to go on camera but. is homeland security secretary jeh johnson said in a statement, we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children. omar villafranca, cbs news, san antonio, texas. >> glor: for the first time inme are becoming saints. louie and zelie martin who lived in france in the 19th century were the parents of st. therese of lee gleu, a favorite of pope francis. today the pope raised the martins as role models for their daughters who created quote day by day an environment of faith and love. coming up, the fight to save a texas tra dismghts-- tradition.
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>> glor: finally tobt the hearte
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sound of local dance talls-- halls, mos had a honk tong, as david begnaud reports, those days are drifting away. >> we want to welcome you all. >> reporter: shuffle your way throughed broken spoke dance hall in austin, texas, and you'll meet james white, the local rhinestone cowboy. >> a legend right here. >> reporter: since he opened the place in 1964 guests have flocked in five days a week to enjoy one of texas' oldest traditions. two-stepping to the sound of country. >> come out here to a honky-tonk to drink beer, listen country music, and you get up and dance and have a good time. it's a true mom and pop operation. i tell people that my wife is working and i'm in charge of bs and pr and we ain't going to change nothing. >> he's pretty good at bs. >> i know he is. >> reporter: that country charm is is what allowed the broken spoke to thrive. elsewhere across texas in mostly rural areas, historic dance halls are endangered.
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>> many of them have actually disappeared, either through lack of interest or support, falling down, burned. >> reporter: deb fleming is president of texas dance hall reservation inc. >> how much of the heritage of texas can be traced back to a dance hall? >> i think pretty of all of it can be. because everybody came to the dance hall or to the community center to share and enjoy. >> reporter: does it make you emotional? >> it does. >> reporter: why? >> because it's such a great thing. and they are dying. >> reporter: twin sisters is surviving. it is the oldest dance fall in texas, one hour west of austin. it opened to the public in 1870. it's estimated 1,000 dance halls were built in texas between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. now just 400 still stand and only two operate daily. lukkenback dance haul and this one, gruene hall in new brawn fel where willie nelson still uses a window entrance when he
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performs. when it comes to preserving texas' decaying dance halls james white broken spoke is still rolling. >> no matter who it is, nobody has to plan where they are at. they know darn well they are not at carn eggee hall. >> all we're going to do is. >> reporter: and that's true texas talking from a cowboy dedicated to saving what's left one two-step at a time. david begnaud, cbs news, austin. >> glor: that is the cbs evenin. later on cbs, "60 minutes." and first thing tomorrow, 6-- cbs this morning. i'm jeff glor in new york. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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or possible flash most of the bay area can't buy a drop of rain but tonight thunderstorms have one city bracing for possible flash floods. an earthquake warm beneath one bay area city has been going on for five days now. and the latest shaker was the strongest yet. it wasn't an earthquake that moved this east bay house. why heavy equipment was brought in to haul it to a new home. kpix 5 news is next. ,,,,,,,,
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are being told -- to get to higher steady rains prompt a flash flood warning for one corner of the bay area


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