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abusing some victims 9-13. so far, detectives say they uncovered 40 videos. a victim's relative called police after discovering a nude photo sent via the messaging app kik on the child's cell phone. kik allows users to remain anonymous. a lawsuit filed alleging the abuse was common knowledge at school and that the principal refused to take any action. that principal is now on leave. and the school district says it will cooperate fully with the investigation. scott, carraway held on $1 million bail. according to court records does not yet have hand attorney. >> jeff, thank you very much. late today the u.s. justice department sued ferguson, missouri, after the city rejected an agreement to reform its police and courts. 18 months ago a white ferguson cop killed michael brown, an unarmed black teenager, setting off violent protest thousands.
>> going to call the meeting to order. >> reprter: decision to file a lawsuit against ferguson comes after angry residents debated the concerns that it will cost too much to comply. >> my fear is that with your vote tonight, if it is to sign the consent decree, that ferguson will cease to exist. protecting the citizens of ferguson should be our priority. >> reporter: council voted to approve the doj agreement with conditions. no additional salary increases for the police department or city employees. control over hiring contractors, extended compliance deadlines. and the right to back out of the agreement if the police department is ever dissolved. mayor james knoles. >> what we did was take out things we thought were immaterial to constitutional policing. >> reporter: the city has a $14 million budget and nearly $3 million in debt. negotiated consent decree,
estimated to cost $10 million over three years. ten year ferguson resident, aly shah jordan says the price tag of the agreement is less than the cost of doing nothing. >> so much of this seems to be around money. >> it is. and i do understand, you know, because i am living it. we're all living it. but ought the end of the day well have to do what's right. >> reporter: the mayor told us it will be less expensive to fight the lawsuit in court than to implement the decree as drafted. scott, now there is a possibility. the city could end up paying for both. >> thanks. some laminate flooring sold by lumber liquidators can cause eye, nose, throat irritation and breathing difficulty according to the cdc today. concerns were raised by a 60 minutes investigation into formaldehyde in the flooring. the cdc says the cancer risk is low. coming up next -- tests for cancer are being sold without
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last night on the broadcast we investigated a company making remarkable claims for a home cancer test. we learned that home medical tests some times go on the market without the approval of the fda. and jim axelrod continues our report. >> reporter: last september, a company called pathway genomics launched a blood test making game changing claims. >> cancer intercept can detect a greg tumor in the body before a patient may notice symptoms.
>> reporter: we were intrigued. a few weeks ago we sat down with pathway ceo jim plante to ask him about the evidence. can you tell me? >> beavfore we launched the tes we had a clinical study of more than 100. >> is 100 enough? >> well, it depends on what -- your, you're looking for, right? i mean, you could make an argument that there is never enough data, right. >> my question is about -- the testing. has your product been clinically validated? >> our test has been validated under the current regulatory requirements. >> which doesn't mean much since under current fda regulations, labs that develop tests like these don't have to prove their claims before putting them on the market. it's become a profitable business model. >> they sell. they sell before they're ready. >> reporter: and a big concern for researchers like dr.
theodora ross who runs cancer jen itices program at university of texas, southwestern. >> i think that people are not waiting long enough before they send the test out. >> do you feel sometimes the science gets short changed in the face -- of -- of the business? >> yes. if the fda would have come in said show me your data. couldn't show me the data. they should not be testing the patients. >> reporter: why not? >> it's useless. >> reporter: many tests may be useful. but right now there is no way to know. that may change later this year. when the fda its set to finalize more stringent regulation. jim axelrod, cbs news, san diego. in a moment, welcome back bernie. senator sanders takes us to brooklyn.
after new hampshire we wanted to know more about bernie sanders. he served four terms as mayor of burlington, vermont, eight terms in the u.s. house. and was elected to the senate in 2006. but he grew up in brooklyn. the son of poor, jewish immigrants from poland. >> in the apartment houses i group in that one. good friends across the street. it was -- my mother's dream to get out of the apartment. and get a home of her own. but she died young and never achieved that dream. >> how old was your mother? >> 46. >> how old were you? >> 19, i think. >> how did that affect you? >> significantly. significantly. not having enough money was a cause of constant tension and when you're 5, 6 years of age
and your parents are yelling at each other. it's, you know, you think back on it now. it is traumatic and hard. >> reporter: must have been a lot of joys up and down and across the road. >> are you kidding, i would get up saturday morning. use to play with the spalding rubber ball. throw it. start at the red rick. white brick. red brick. you would win if you threw it all the way up there. literally, leave, 9:00, 10:00 in the morning and come back at 5:00, exhausted. i had been running all day long. but a happy exhaustion. by the way, i learned something also about democracy. we don't have much adult supervision. so the games were all determined not by adult cultures kid themselves. we would choose a team. there wasn't a person dictating anything. we worked our own rules. an interesting way to grow up. >> bernie sanders in brooklyn. an american travels to the other
with valentine's day coming up sunday, we end tonight with a love story that began more than 70 years ago. here is mark strassmann. >> reporter: what does this photo mean to you? >> means a lot to me. she looks at me like that now, i don't know what it will do to me. >> reporter: norwood thomas, 93, never forgot his first love. in 1944, the 21-year-old g.i. stationed outside london met a british 17-year-old janamed joy
durant. the war couldn't wait. he headed to normandy and d-day. >> i said i'll see you soon. and, away i went. and never saw her again. >> reporter: they swapped letters after the war, but communication broke down. they married other people. thomas, now a widower, always remembered the girl who got away. >> i had placed her on a pedestal, untouched, pure, unobtainable. because in my mind that's really what she was. >> reporter: last year, out of the blue, joyce's son tracked him down on the internet. and for the first time in more than 70 years, the two talked to each other again via skype. >> i still dream of you. >> you do? ha-ha. joyce morris, 88 and divorced lives in australia. >> the only one big problem is is i can't take you in my arms and give you a squeeze. >> oh, yeah.
>> reporter: problem solved. thomas landed yesterday in adelaide, australia. >> give me the squeeze. >> to find some body who loves you and you love them, it would rather be special wouldn't it? >> americans and brits have always had a special relationship. mark strassmann, cbs news, norfolk, virginia. and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later. for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
welcome to the overnight news. the presidential campaign trail is now winding through south carolina. the next state up in the primary season. but two republican candidates are not making the trip south. carly fiorina and chris christie. the new jersey governor finished disappointing sixth in the new hampshire primary and fiorina was far behind him. fiorina was hoping her business background would strike a chord with voters. it did not. as for christie, he invested time and money in new hampshire. hoping it would jump-start his campaign. that didn't work either. >> i thank you all. >> as for the remaining gop candidates.
ohio governor john kasich a big winner in new hampshire finishing second behind donald trump. ted cruz, jeb bush, marco rubio were tied for third. kasich and bush discussed the race on "cbs this morning." >> some are saying your second place finish one of the surprises of the night. where do you go from here? others argue that you don't have, that, money or the staff to go ahead and, and meet and take advantage of the momentum coming out of new hampshire? >> charlie, a lot of people said a lot of things iechl wouldn't get in the race. wouldn't make raise the money. wouldn't do well in new hampshire. i would drop out. i was going to disappear. now we are here. i love, being underestimated. i have all my lifetime. we are in south carolina. we are going to compete here. and in parts of south carolina. but we are going to be moving on of course to the rest of the country. >> you know, governor kasich, you said last night you managed to do as well as you did without going negative. negative seems to be working for
some candidates. do you intend to continue that strategy? >> well, look if somebody pounds me, i am not going to take a pounding. not some kind of a pin cushion or marshmallow. look, i think people are tired of the negativity. i think the ability to talk about what you want to do. the reason a lot of people go negative is because the positive doesn't work. so imagine if you are running for office and you didn't have much positive, all you spent your time doing was talking negative. that's sort of a downer, i think it is. and, look, i think people want to know we can solve problems. i have been a reformer all of my lifetime. my message is real simple. whether you are republican or democrat, the beginning and end, you should be an american working together to solve problems. that message i think works. if it doesn't. i can't change my message. just the way it goes. >> all right. >> politicians will are gu may be a difference between negative and comparative. one of your opponents, jeb bush, running an ad attacking your
record as governor of ohio noting you chose to expand medicaid and you offered pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. will that message resonate in south carolina which is a much more conservative electorate than new hampshire? >> yeah, well first of all, the bush campaign, they have already, raised like $115 million. spent like $50 million in new hampshire. they couldn't work with the positive message. they just go negative. negative, negative. negative. and distorting negative. you know, arnold schwarzenegger once told me, in a, about campaign, negative campaigns, he said, john, love the beatings. i do love the beatings. the bush campaign can't figure what it is for and candidate can't know what they're more. they spend their time bashing some body else. >>-up had a lot of town meetings. people trying to figure out what is the mood of voters, what are they looking about, unhappy about. what did you discover from all the town meetings you had in new hampshire?
>> well, charlie one of the things that i discovered is that a lot of people don't have anybody to listen to them. they don't have anybody that celebrates their v ody that can sit down and crime with them. there is, there are people who are lenl onely. one of the things i learned in my personal life. slow down. look people in the eye. give them a hug. listen to them. that is important. the other aspect. critically important. the other aspect is nothing in the country will really bethe way it ought to be if we are not creating jobs. i have been able to do it. chairman of the budget committee in washington and governor of ohio. i have a plan, you know i can implement, the first 100 days. as i tell people, you know me a long time. i have so many idea. so many things i want to change. i tell people, get ready the first 100 days if you didn't have a seatbelt on your chair, go get one. you are not going to see anything like this. >> governor, what is your pathway to winning the nomination now? >> well i think the field will
whittle down. i am a patient person. i wish it happened overnight. that's kind of the obsession of the pundits want that to happen. it will happen. when it does, i am the one candidate that has taken on donald trump that does not believe he is a conservative and head of the conservative party, nom ne nominee should be a conservative. i take my record one of accomplishment, disruption, changing the culture in my state capital to the people here of south carolina then on to nevada. >> some will are ggue that dona trump will get stronger and while it takes place and too late. >> that would be a disaster for the republican party and mean landslide defeats for a lot of really good people that are serving right now. my case is one that, look, we can be angry about the status quo. or we can fix it. i have a proven record of how that works. that's what i this morning. and at hilton head. there will be 47 people there. we will get a sense of how
people look that. buzz i think they do. >> on the democratic side. hillary clinton's campaign is still licking its wounds after being trounced by bernie sanders in new hampshire. sanders finished with 60% compared to clinton's 38%. he also within 83% of the youth vote. and finished 11 points ahead of clinton with female voters. nancy cordes has that part. >> women are normally a demographic hillary clinton can count on. but over the next few days, she is going to be asking a question that men have been pondering for centuries. what do women want. i know i have work to do. women went to the pollsen a big way not for hillary clinton. >> boat load of debt. be great to afford a house. and have kids.
and cbs exit polling and generational divide. the only age group of women clinton won was ages 45 and up. overall, bernie sanders won the women's vote in new hampshire by 11 points. among women, 18 to 29. sanders beat clinton by nearly 60 points. the numbers show women were not convinced by this rallying cry from former secretary of state, madeline albright. >> there is a special place in hell for women who don't help each other. even clinton supporters say it's not that simple. >> we look fabulous. >> our message is not necessarily breaking through. >> emily tisch-sussman. >> for young women in particular they feel like the fight of their mothers is not the fight they have right now. >> when the overnight news returns, charlie, gayle, nora
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gop presidential front-runner donald trump has never run for elected office before. and he is basking in the first primary victory of his political career. trump talked about new hampshire and what comes next with charlie, gayle, nora on cbs this morning. >> now are you feeling unstoppable today? >> no, never unstoppable. but you know -- >> never unstoppable, you? >> i would never want to say that. we had a great time. the people of new hampshire have been amazing. the way they just took me in. i have been friendly, have a lot of friend from the area. i thought i would do well there. >> what made the difference, iowa and new hampshire for you? >> i think we did really well in iowa. i got no credit. came in second. never did this before. haven't been a politician t in
iowa, six months a politician. came in second. the largest number of voters ever, except for ted. we had the problem with ben carson. very unfair thing happened to him. if that didn't happen i would have within iowa. i was happy with iowa. came in second. came in third. made him like a star. i said what about me, came in second. what happened to me. >> marco rubio. >> yeah. >> the republican party is hell-bent, the establishment on stopping you. even governor bush said this morning on this program, it would be disastrous if you were the nominee? >> well, jeb is a person who, you know he doesn't have it. he spent $38 million. >> he is not alone. you talked about him before. >> i did. the republican party, the establishment worries about you? >> charlie. >> they want to stop you. >> i am getting so many calls from the members of the establishment, people in the republican party were against me. they want to join the team now. >> it includes chris christie. he called you? >> he didn't call to say he is going to support me.
>> he did call. >> he is a friend of mine. >> he did a good job in the debate. he is a friend of mine the he congratulated me. said it was unbelievable what you have done. numbers were fantastic. >>-up had a win in new hampshire. 34%. a lot of candidates in the field. the four establishment candidates, together gained a greater percentage of the vote than you. since they're well funded do you think this will go on all the way to the convention? >> will i am much better funded than they are. it's called my own money. putting up my own money. better funded than any. when they put down trump. they don't put down anything. i put up my own money. by doing that i'm not controlled by specialists, lobbyists and people. a lot of people, say, they check the results. they say that was a big reason i did so well. people are tired of it. >> politicians are controlled by the people that put up the money. >> donald trump where is this coming from. either people are excite add but your candidacy or mortified about your candidacy.
>> i don't think mortified. i think they respected. well, they may be, not happy. but, mortified is a different kind of a word. >> politicians say they worry they lose the senate and the house if you are the head of the ticket. >> yet polls are coming out. polls showing i will beat hillary clinton easily. i don't know about the other one. i think the other one is going to be, if bernie gets it. i can't imagine that is possible. going to charge you 95%, tax. i thought i would beat clinton. i thought i would do something different. i have a chance of winning new york. look at the politicians. the six states. win this one. that one. win ohio. florida. i can change the game because i really have a chance at new york. i'm going to win virginia. i'm going to win certain states. i am going to win michigan as an example. >> yes, director of national intelligence in congress saying that north korea's nuclear effort is the top threat to the united states. what would you do to deal with that reclusive country? >> i would get china to make
that guy disappear in one form or another. very quickly. let me tell you. >> how do you make him disappear, assassinate him? >> well, i have heard of worse things, frankly. this guy is a bad dude. don't underestimate. any young guy can take over from his father with all the generals and any body else who want the position. this is not somebody to be underestimated. because china has control, absolute control of north korea. they don't say it. they do. and they should make that problem disappear. china is sucking us dry. they're taking our money. they're taking our jobs. they're doing so much. we have rebuilt china with what they have taken out. we have power over china. china should do that. now, iran. >> force the chinese to take care of north korea. >> force the chinese to do it. >> economically, charlie. they're suck the money out of us. we have a trade deficit this year with china $500 billion. they're taking money out of our country. they're taking our jobs. >> they hold all our debt too.
>> you know what, we owe them, think of it. they take our money. they take our jobs. they take our base. and guess what we owe, we owe them $1.7 trillion. we have a lot of power over china. don't underestimate. >> you would leave it up to the chinese? >> i wouldn't leave it up to them. i would say you got to diet. you've got to diet. >> if they said no what would you do? >> i would strongly, i'm going to stop them to a certain extent. maybe do it a little more forcefully. one other thing, we make that horrible deal with iran. the closest partner of north korea is iran. why didn't we put something in there, where we are making a deal. giving them $150 billion. why didn't we do something with iran, iran gets in. we force iran to get in and do something with north korea. we didn't do anything. when we made that deal. that deal is a horror show. one of the worst i have ever seen. when we made the deal with iran, why didn't kerry stay you have
to help us out. we have a problem. north korea. playing around with nuclears. nuclears the whole game changer. if it weren't for that. we sthuhouldn't be in the middl east. we can't take a chance that somebody plays the nuclear game. we should have done that also. china in the meantime has tremendous power over north korea and, they take our money so. we have power over china. >> it may be off the front pages. the situation there is awful. we have the defense secretary, ash carter, in brussels, convening leaders, they say we need more u.s. leadership, we should commit u.s. ground troops. should we commit ground troops. >> syria is a different thing. i view isis, very important. i love the fact that russia is hitting isis. as the far as i'm concerned they have to continue hitting isis. >> in syria, russia is hitting the groups we are backing the. >> why are we backing the
groups? we are giving billions of equipment to people, here we go again. we are giving all of this money and all of this equipment to people we have no idea who they are. they're probably worse than assad. assad is no baby, he's not good. but who are the people that we are backing? here we go again. >> that's president obama's argument. >> that's good. >> we have no idea. >> why is he doing it? he is giving them a lot of weaponry. we're backing people that want to knock out assad. russia and iran now a power, made them the power, they're backing assad. we have got to get rid of isis. we have to get rid of the people chopping off everybody's head >> you will be hearing more from donald trump this saturday when cbs news carries the next republican party presidential debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern. hosted by face the nation it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures
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each year the grammy foundation hands out its music educator of the year award. this year's winner is phillip rigs from north carolina's school of science and mathematics. mark strassmann met the teacher and his harmonious class. >> two and -- >> reporter: at north carolina school of science and math, this stage is full of academic virtuosos. high achievers bound for america's best colleges.
and their maestro is phillip riggs. >> they're obviously motivated. one of the challenges i think is how do we put those folks together into in two years and make annen seannen -- an ensemb. >> this public high school is unusual. juniors, seniors only. and 650 students live in dorms. >> wood winds. >> the 50-year-old music instructor taught the band to read from the same sheet of music and more. >> for people listening saying he has a bunch of smart kids how hard could that possibly be? >> right. very difficult. >> keep going. you have to be on your a game for sure. or they let you know it. >> reporter: they will? >> yes. i am okay with that. that's what keeps it fresh. ♪ what's the best part of this job for you? >> even when they're completely
tired, and mentally they're drained from all the academic work they have done, you can still see in their eyes the fire of i want to do this well. >> reporter: john waters on from pelt is an 18-year-old senior. 77 students play in this band. but somehow, riggs makes each feel like the star soloist. >> he would be the first to ask, how is this going for you? about forming a personal connection. >> he is a special person. not a special teacher, a special person. >> sarah and graham are two former students. >> reporter: what kind of impact did he have on you and music? >> tremendous impact. >> reporter: his players are his audience for a series of life lessons. >> you are not always going to get first chair. you are not always going to make all state. and that's okay. and he taught us that, even when we work very, very hard there is going to be obstacles in music and in life. and you just have off to keep
going. >> reporter: you still play? >> i am still playing. >> reporter: graham mulvaney, 25. says riggs taught him to be a leader. >> he showed me what music can be. more than notes on a page. entire experience of shaping somebody's laf ife of bringing to people. i had no idea what that was before. >> reporter: what is your teaching style? >> wow. ♪ it is about the music, but not main leap about the music. it is about integrity. character. enhancing their quality of life. the tool or the vehicle to do that its ts the music. >> reporter: they're dedicated to their instruments. bumt most but most of riggs stew dnlts have ambitions beyond music. hoping to go to yale to major in chemistry. and greg mulvaney finishing medical school at north carolina, the specialty, neu
neurosurgery. >> i wanted to be a doctor that played a saxophone. sarah stafford nominated riggs for the grammy award. >> i think he is an inspirer. by that i mean he is not just an inspiration, but he, he taught us to be inspirations. >> reporter: she is now a middle school band director. >> as a mother, as a wife, as a teacher, as a friend, it's always, always, about something bigger than myself. and i never would have learned that without him. >> reporter: two former students asked riggs to officiate at their weddings. >> how many kids from former band are you still in touch with? >> oh, wow. hundreds at least. >> that's who you are? >> it is who i am. if they've call. they write. they text. what can i do to help, i am there. one, two, ready. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: when you watch the grammys look for riggs in the
the so-called holy grail and battle against cancer is a blood test that will find tumors before any symptoms appear. right now, that test doesn't exist. but it hasn't stopped some companies from making those claims. jim axelrod has part two of his investigation. the genetic testing industry is booming with eight to ten products being put on the market every day according to one recent estimate. in the rush to put tests in physicians hand our investigation found profit placed above proof. last september, pathway genetics made game changing claims.
>> cancer intercept can detect a greg tumor in the body before a patient may notice symptoms. >> reporter: we were intrigued. a few weeks ago we sat down with patway ceo jim plante to ask him about the evidence. can you tell me? >> before we launched the test we had a clinical study of more than 100. >> is 100 enough? >> well, it depends on what -- your, you're looking for, right? i mean, you could make an argument that there is never enough data, right. >> my question is about -- the testing. has your product been clinically validated? >> our test has been validated under the current regulatory requirements. >> which doesn't mean much since under current fda regulations, labs that develop tests like these don't have to prove their claims before putting them on the market.
>> how can a test like that go on the market before it is val dated. >> the current law allows laboratories leeway in what they do. what seems to have changes now there is business model. >> they sell. they sell before they're ready. >> reporter: and a big concern for researchers like dr. theodora ross who runs cancer genetics pre gram at the university of texas, southwestern. >> i think that people are not waiting long enough before they send the test out. >> do you feel sometimes the science gets short changed in the face -- of -- of the business? >> yes. if the fda would have come in said show me your data. couldn't show me the data. they should not be testing the patients. >> reporter: why not? >> it's useless. >> and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us
later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city.y. captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, february 11th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." back on dry land. passengers from the cruise ship that sailed straight into a storm are in their own beds this morning, after three days of misery at sea. southern charm. the presidential contenders head to the palmeadow state where south carolina voters could make or break their campaign. and a standoff surrounded, as the phish closes in on a wildlife refuge, armed protesters stand their ground