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that he fears come at the expense of veterans' pre grams. those worth issues that led to the firing of the charity's top two officers three weeks age now the charity's original founders want more. they're calling for the resignation of board chairman, anthony odierno as the only way to reap store public trust -- restore public trust in wounded warriors. >> the same board that eversaw these problems, who approved the budget, is the same board that is trying to fix the problem. toney is a good, honorable servant of our country. but toney was frankly asleep at the wheel. >> reporter: odierno appointed interim ceo. cbs news learned that odierno who works for a bank in new york is not running the daily operations of the charity in jacksonville. odierno canceled a planned meeting with melia after melia threat tuned make public phone calls he recorded with board
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members he says show a board in disarray. in a statement today, the board said the melias are attacking the organization to pro molt their personal agenda. and their conduct is not in keaching with how be wish to do business and that the board has and will continue off to act decisively to move the organization forward. >> we are not attacking the organization. the wounded warrior project is a pure mission. what's personal to us is to tree place those people in the organization who didn't take care of the organization. >> reporter: the melia family says it feels the board's approval of the charity spending and its lack of transparency have eroded the public trust in the charity. john melia hopes to be apin t theed interim ceo, the board seems unwilling to engage with the charity's original founder. >> chip reid, thank you. police have discovered that the terrorist whose bombed brussels had pictures of the belgian prime minister's residence and office in a
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laptop. 87 people are still in the hospital including sebastian bellin who played college basketball in the united states. today, vladimir duthiers was there when his family visited for the first time. >> reporter: it was a surprise reunion like no other. >> you can't do that to me. >> sebastian bellin back with his father jean, stepmother, lisa, wife sarah, and his two younger brothers. >> i couldn't wait to see you, sebe. this makes it real. bellin came close to death eight days ago after terrorists' bombs ripped through the brussels airport sending the 6'10" athlete over 50 feet into the air. he is recovering from four surgeries to his hips and legs. his wife sarah. >> seeing that photo was -- was
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i mean -- extremely terrifying. and to think that that happened to our family and -- and like an invasion into your -- into your little circle. >> reporter: was there ever any doubt in your mind that seb was going to pull through this? >> no. i think the, the initial shock of seeing that, that picture we both lost it. and i was completely in shock for maybe three minutes. but then -- you know i started looking at the picture more closely. i said okay, he is going to be okay. >> it's surreal. i'm sorry, i'm at ape loss for words. if you would have told me that this was going to happen, a week after lying on the floor in that airport, it's too extreme. i don't know how i will ever repay my gratitude to have my family around me. >> reporter: it's not clear how long the recovery process will be, scott. but his family says they'll be with him every step of the way.
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>> vladimir duthiers one of the memorials in brussels. vlad is going to have more on this family's story tomorrow on "cbs this morning." in a new safety test, only one car's headlights got top marks. and, a deep impact on jupiter. the "cbs overnight news" will be the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. there's moving... the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ...and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. someone's hacked all our technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology in geico's mobile app? mobile app? look. electronic id cards, emergency roadside service, i can even submit a claim. wow... yep, geico's mobile app works like a charm.
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you probably don't think much about your headlights but maybe you will after you see the results of a study by the insurance industry. it is illuminating. here is kris van cleave. this side by side video shows top performing toyota prius v. and the b.m.w. 3 with halogen lights on the right. at 50 feet the driver of the prius can see a test dummy in blue jeans and deer. the bmw driver makes out this. david zuby from the highway institute for safety. what surprised you looking at headlights for the first time? >> two big surprises are, how wide the variation and
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performance is. the other that in some cases the baseline headlight does a better job than the more expensive headlight. >> reporter: nearly half of accidents happen at night though traffic is 25% lighter. and the national safety council says traffic deaths are three times greater after dark partially due to limited visibility. but of the 82 headlights on 31, 2016 mid size cars tested only the prius earned a good ranking. 11 cars were acceptable. nine including the bmw 3 series, multiple headlight options were marginal. and 10 including some luxury vehicles were ranked poor. most of us take lights for granted. deborah hersman, former chair of the ntsb. >> it estimated that 10,000 lives a year could be saved if all cars were equipped with four technologies. headlights, improved headlights, adaptive headlights are one of the four technologies. so this isn't a throwaway item. this is actually something that should be a must have on all
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cars. >> bmw says it is disappointed with the results. but, we remain confident that we offer our customers very effective headlight systems at variety of price points. scott, iiha says it intends to expand its headlight ranks to more classes of vehicle. >> kris van cleave, thank you very much. the nation's smallest state has a new nickname. that's next.
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tonight a band of powerful storms stretching from north texas to the great lakes. earlier today, torrential train flooded little rock, arkansas, parts of kansas got pelted with hail, and in the town of el dorado, they say the hail was as big as golf balls. there were some fireworks on jupiter caught on video. something hit the giant planet about 2 weeks ago. it caused a bright flash of light. scientists aren't sure if it was an asteroid or comet. there it is on the right. tonight some are calling rhode island, rhode iceland. embarrassed state officials had to take down ape new tourism video because this glass building turned out to be a prominent concert hall in iceland. rhode island officials did not blame the error on providence, they blamed the editing company. up next, an expert on the earth becomes a star. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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dr. lucy jones retired today. sunny was one of the most popular people on earth whenever it shook. here's john blackstone. now we are having an aftershock. >> reporter: for almost 30 years, lucy jenz hones has been rock star, a seismologist, famous as california's earthquake lady. >> my male colleagues could do the exact same things i did, and they don't get membered. i'm being stopped in the grocery store. >> because you are motherly? >> i think that is a factor. you feel better when mommy tells you it is okay. >> reporter: the image established in 1992 after a
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major quake in the southern california desert. she had no bab sysitter and her husband a seismologist had to deal with a computer failure. >> he brought the kids in. handed me the baby in the middle of an interview he was dealing with a crisis. i became the symbol of working motherhood. >> reporter: growing up jones loved science and math. in 1960s that wasn't easy for a girl. i still had a guidance counselor saying you have to stop showing you are good in math. boys won't like you. went on to earn a ph.d. from m.i.t. >> from '87 to '94 there was an earthquake every year. >> reporter: when earthquakes left people on edge she could help. >> when the scientists give it a name, number and fault. we are putting it back in the box and saying some body understands it. >> reporter: over the year went from paper seismographs to computer generated graphics. when the movie san andreas
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premiered last year she tweeted from the theater. >> all these people are asking is this real? it was like, why are you trying to learn your seismology from a hollywood movie? >> reporter: she taught californians to be earthquake ready, but she is leaving her job with one big thing undone. >> i have spent my life studying an event that i may not live to see. i thought it would happen. >> the big one. >> a big san andreas earth quake. >> reporter: if it does come, lucy jones promises to come out of retirement and help us all understand what happened. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. that's the "cbs 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 for "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. ♪ ♪
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welcome to the "overnight news" i'm michelle miller. more potential chaos inside the republican party. with the wisconsin primary just five days away, donald trump announced he will not support the gop presidential nominee if it is not him. trump leads in the delegate count. but may fall short of what he needs to win the nomination outright. meanwhile, he continues to defend his top aide who has been charged with battery for grabbing a reporter at a rally. >> reporter: donald trump remained characteristically loyal, loyal he said possibly to a fault and defiantly devoted to his version of the truth, a version at odds with the reporter in question and authorities in jupiter, florida. she is not a baby, okay.
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in her own words, exactly. i was jolted backwards. well, she wasn't. she is standing there. >> reporter: faced with a criminal charge filed against his top campaign adviser, donald trump trotted out previously unspoken line of defense. reporter michelle field posed a threat. >> she is grabbing me. he walks in to stop it. she walked through secret service. she had a pen in her hand. could have been a knife, could have been just a pen. dangerous. trump mocked field's reaction and joke add but pressing charges against her. >> by the way she was grabbing me. am i suppose to press charges against her. my arm is hurting. anderson. my arm is killing. never been the same. tuesday, jupiter police released the video taken by trump's security cameras, showing lewandowski grabbing fields after a trump victory rally. documents charge, lewandowski committed simple battery. touching fields against her will. initially, lewandowski denied the incident calling fields delusional and attention seeker
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on twitter. writing i never touched you. i never even met you. trump back then piled on and implying fields concocted the alleged assault. >> everybody said nothing happened. perhaps you made the story up. that's what i think happened. yesterday, trump suggested field lied. this time about bruises on her arms, she claims were inflicted by lewandowski. >> you said bruise. how did they get there? who put them there? i don't know heap put them there. >> fields pushed back on twitter said her story never changed and urging trump to stop lying. in back to back cable town halls, gop rivals called the incident consistent with the noxious trump culture. >> shouldn't be complicated. members of the staff should not assault the press. >> from what i understand the video is clear. >> trump framed act,s as a demonstration of loyalty and strength. i am a loyal person. i will be lil' to the country. i will be loyal to wisconsin. we have to tell it like it is.
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>> in a reversal, trump said he would no longer hon north pledge to support the gop nominee. cruz and kasich backed off the pledge. the national committee told us this morning when the dust clears and tempers cool, all candidate will support the eventual nominee. the political dustup over the lewandowski incident got the attention of the democratic presidential contenders. hillary clinton blaming donald trump for the controversy. juliana goldman has the the story. >> reporter: hillary clinton's campaign initially said they've wouldn't be commenting on the charge against donald trump's campaign manager. but by the end of the day, clinton saying it speaks to the broader message of the republican front-runner's campaign. >> i think that every candidate has to be responsible for what happens in their campaign. >> reporter: hillary clinton called donald trump a political arsonist. and said cory lewandowski's behavior reflects the example set by his boss. >> what donald trump has been doing over the last months is
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inciting violent behavior. >> reporter: she also said the incident as well as the the trump campaign efforts to discredit reporter michelle fields sends a particularly important message to female voters. >> the reporter who brought the charge deserve a lot of credit for following through on the -- on the way she was physically man handled. >> bernie sanders also took aim. >> we don't find people guilty until you go through a process. but my campaign manager does not assault female journalists. let me just say that. [ cheers and applause ] the democratic candidates weighed into the lewandowski controversy from wisconsin. after wisconsin, the next big contest 'tis in new york with a crucial 247 delegates at stake. >> no, we don't all look the same. we don't all sound the same either. >> that's where clinton will begin running this ad targeting
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donald trump. >> so when some say we can solve america's problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion, and turning against each other -- well this is new york. and we know better. >> that ad really underscores how clinton is trying to pivot to run against donald trump who also happens to be a new yorker. she still has the to compete against bernie sanders. >> in detroit more than a dozen current and former public school principals faced bribery charges. accused of taking part in a nearly $1 million scheme involving kickbacks on school supplies that were rarely delivered. dean reynolds has the story from spain elementary and middle school in detroit. >> reporter: the investigators here uncovered a, an alleged scheme that ran for nearly a decade. and cost the schools here nearly $3 million in addition to the students, the u.s. prosecutor says the real victims here are
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the farnts and the teaparents a trying to make a difference. >> an amazing school in detroit getting national attention. >> conditions at detroit spain elementary and middle school are so dilapidated, its principal ended on the ellen degeneres show. the school received more than $500,000 in donations. >> of all of the people in the whole world, i am the happiest principal on earth. >> alexander is now facing federal charges accused of pocketing approximately $23,000 in kickbacks. according to court documents heap is one of 13 current and former principals that took part in a long-running scheme that involved a school vendor. all state sales owned by 74-year-old norman shy. u.s. attorney, barbara mccoy said shy was at the heart of the case swindling the district out of $3 pl. >> the steam worked like this.
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he would submit invoices for school supplies. the principals would approve the invoices. then heap would p would provide not all goods. >> reporter: in exchange principals received, cash, checks and prepaid gift cards. totaling under $1 million. >> a case like this is a real punch in gut for those trying how to do the right thing. >> charges come as michigan's largest school district struggles with an operating deficit of more than $5 million. just yesterday, michigan governor, rick snyder approved near leap near leap $49 million in emergency funding. >> it may seem easy to take a bribe. tell you what it is easy to get caught. we will catch you and hold you accountable. >> no court date set so far. cbs this morning tried to contact all of the defendants in this case. and the lawyer for one of them said in a statement, it is important to remember, these are
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only allegations and all of the accused are to be presumed
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despite obama care and expansion of medicaid, millions of americans are still without health insurance. a lot of them fall into the gap. they make too much money to qualify as destitute for medicaid, but not enough to afford insurance. scott pelley and the 60 minutes team met some of the people when they tagged along in a busted rv called the health wagon. the tight folds of the cumberland mountains mark the point of western virginia that splits kentucky and tennessee. the very center of appalachia, a land rich in soft coal and hard times. around wise county, folks are welcomed by storefronts to remember what life was like before unemployment hit 9%.
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>> the roads are narrow and windy curves. it's not easy to drive the bus. >> this is theresa gardner's territory. she can't be more than 5'4 q. but she muscles the bus through the hollers. death off to the complaints of a 13-year-old winnebago that left its best miles behind it. >> having a problem seeing here. >> you really can't see. >> the wipers are nearly shot. and the defrosters out cold. >> there you go. you can see a little better now. >> right. >> i understand there is a whole in the floor board here somewhere. >> yes, right over there. don't get in that area. >> reporter: the old truck may be a ruin but like most rvs it's pretty good at discovering america. gardner and her partner, paula mead are nurse practitioners aboard the health wagon a charity that puts free health care on the road. >> how many patients on the schedule today? >> he will see what he can free
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up for us. >> reporter: the health wagon pulls up in parking lots across six counties in southwestern virginia. awe call on in out of the rain. >> reporter: it is not long before the waiting room is packed. >> hello, mr. hank, how are you doing. >> reporter: and two exam rooms are full. with advanced degrees in nursing, gardner anded me are allowed to diagnose illnesses, write prescriptions order test and x rays. on average there are 20 patients a day. recently up by 70%. the health wagon is a small operation that started back in 1980. it runs mostly on federal grants. and corporate and private donations. >> blood pressure been high before? >> just when i get aggravated. >> reporter: who are the people who come into the van? >> they're in people that are in desperate need. they have no insurance. they usually wait, we say until they're train wrecks. their blood pressure come in at emergency levels. we have blood sugars, 500, 600,
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because they can't afford their insulin. >> but why do they not see a doctor or nurse before they've become as you call it train wrecks. >> because nay didn't have any money. they didn't have money to pay for labs. don't have money to go to an er. these are very proud people. you go to the er. $3,500 bill. what do you do. given a prescription. you can't fill it. that's why they're train wrecks. they have nowhere else to go. glenda moore had nowhere to go but the er when the pain in her leg became unbearable. her job at mcdonald's making biscuits didn't include insurance she could afford. >> the only doctor that would see me you had to have $114 up front just to be seen. >> what does $114 mean to your monthly budget? >> my gosh, half of my weekly pay. i make $7.80 an hour. my paycheck after taxes $475 every two weeks.
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>> reporter: the pain was from a blood clot. she needed lovinox, a clot buster that costs about $500 for a full treatment. >> was she on lovinox discharged from the hospital. paula got the call from the er which didn't want to bear the cost. the health wagon had the drug for free, and there was no charge for some stern medical advice. >> you are going to die if you don't quit smoking. it could be within a week. you need to stop now. okay. >> reporter: she took the advice to stop smoking and took lovinox. but one day she felt so bad she went back to the er. >> and they did a cat scan and an x ray and found the blood clot had went to my lung but they also saw another mass on my lung. and then transported me to a bigger hospital. they found the -- the lesions in my brain. so i was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and brain cancer. >> what are the doctors telling
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you? >> i start treatment monday. the brain radiation. and he seems very, he seems optimistic. >> are you hopeful? >> i am. i have been. i don't know. i just feel very hopeful. >> hope especially when the odds are long has always been essential to survival in appalachia. the recovery from the great recession hasn't arrived. in coal these days, they just take the top off the mountain. and you don't need many men for that. around here, about 1,000 have been laid off in the last two years. 12% of the folks don't have enough to eat. and we met them waiting for their number at zion family ministry church where a charity, feeding america was handing out just enough to get through a week if you stretch. 1,654 lined up. a parking lot of possibilities for gardner,ed me, and the
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health wagon. they have known these people and each other most of their lives. >> reporter: you have been together since #th grade? >> yes. >> why do you do this work? >> because somebody has to. you know there is people here. weave always, we had dreams. we wanted to move away from here. we did. and then we come back and we saw the need. and actually, there is a vulnerable population here that is different from the rest of america. i mean there are people you can replicate this. we are kind of forgotten. there is no one here to take care of them but us. >> reporter: these patients would be taken care of in the 31 states that expanded medicaid under obama care. the federal government pays the extra cost off to the states for three years. but virginia and the others that opted out fear that the cost in the future could bankrupt them. so the health wagon patients we met have fallen through this unintended gap. >> do you have insurance? >> no, ma'am. >> have any of you tried to sign up for the president's health
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insurance plan? >> no. >> no. >> why not? >> i can't afford it. >> sissy cantrell laid off from a head start center, suffering from migraines and seizures. >> have you been seeing a counselor? >> no. >> okay. >> reporter: she came away from the health wag gun with medication. britney fipps works more than 50 hours a week. that's two part time jobs. so there is no insurance for her diabetes. >> reporter: you are getting your insulin through the health wagon. >> now, yeah. >> reporter: itch that wasn't available. where would you get the insulin? >> i don't know. >> reporter: walter lany's diabetes blinded him in one eye and threatensment other. the health wagon stablized him and set him up with a specialist. >> hey, walter. how is it going? >> going good. >> how have your sugar been? >> okay. got my blood sugar under control. i was in the hospital.
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three, four times. this year i ain't been in none. hadn't been for them. i've don't think i would be here today. >> outside the chur. where they were handing out food, we met dr. joe smitty, a lung specialist, the volunteer medical director. >> this is a third-world country of diabetes, hiemter tension, lung cancer and copd. >> the doctor drives a second health wagon. tractor tramer, x ray lab. they taught you about radiology in medical school. did they teach you to drive an 18 wheeler. >> i had to go to school. took a long time. >> reporter: harder than medical school? >> difficult to get any one to insure a doctor to drive a tractor tramer. didn't believe me. >> his x-ray screen, including black lung from the mines. >> we have seen coal workers,
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copd, enlarged hearts. 15 of 26 had abnormalities here today. >> just today. >> just today. ro >> reporter: when they leave the health wag gun they don't have health insurance. how do they get treated for things you are finding. >> we negotiate. we can talk to the hospital system. we don't leave any patient unattended. we raise money for them. >> reporter: you find a way. >> we will find a way. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker. and when i know she's feeling like that, it makes me feel like we're both... when she enjoys it, we enjoy it even more.
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to take on anything. the insurance institute for highway safety is shining a light on poorly performing headlights. they tested the illumination for more than 30 mid sized sedans. and only one vehicle earned the top rating. kris van cleave has the story from washington. >> they looked at 82 different headlights installed in 31 vehicles. one received a top rating. 11 rated acceptable. i realize we don't need the headlights right now. this vehicle was ranked poor. and, why this all matters its reaction time. when you compare the very best performer to the very worst, the difference you would have to be going 20 miles an hour slower to have the same reaction time. side by side video shows the the difference between the top performing toyota prius v. with
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optional l.e.d. headlights and b.m.w. 3 with halogen lights. those scored the lowest. look here at 50 feet, a prius driver can see a person in blue jeans and further down the road deer. but the three series driver would make out this. overall the bmw 3 series among nine earning marginal rating. they were all rated poor by insurance institute for highway safety. >> the big thing that we found was there was a large variation in the amount of light down the road. for instance, worst performing headlight low beam, projects, 130 feet down the road. in contrast, best performing, toyota prius v. with led headlights projects 400 feet down the road. >> 130 feet down the road. 55 miles an hour goes by quickly. aren't there government regulations say they all need to be the same. >> there are government regulations dictating how much light comes out of the bulb. notness staerl whe nescessarily.
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>> jason camisa called headlight regulations dimwitted. >> i think the standard are poor and based on old technology and haven't adapted to what is a available. >> need to look at the true safety benefits of being able to see at night. >> one recent study found nearly half of the accidents thap pen at night. though traffic is 25% lower. the national safety council says the number of traffic fatalities is three times higher at night than during the day. factor in all is reduced visibility. >> most of us take lights for granted. >> the former ntsb chair, deborah hersman. >> when cars are designed to minimum standards not held to a higher standard. you will see a lot of people fall in that pack. >> now the national highway traffic safety administration says it is committed to enhancing safety and that includes headlights. in fact in their 2019, five star safety ratings. new rules in effect that will in
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president obama says addict tu addict tugs heroin and prescription painkillers is a greater threat to the united states than terrorism. heroin is not only an inner city problem, its victims include students. athletes. teachers and other professionals. it also affects pregnant women. and when they're addicted to heroin, their babies are too. dr. jon lapook found a pre gram that is saving young lives. i started on opiates, like pain pills. and then -- by 19 i was like a full blown heroin addict. >> what was that like? >> it was just terrible. like i -- i didn't take care of myself. i didn't take care of my kids. like i lost custody of both of them. >> reporter: 25-year-old chelsea
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blackburn was still using heroin last june when she found out she was pregnant again. >> does this boy have a name? >> reporter: she decided to get help from mcgee women's hospital of university of pittsburgh medical center which started pregnancy recovery center in 2014. the hospital had been inundated with pregnant heroin addicts. 350 in 2012 alone. program director dr. dennis english. >> what we were seeing was an ever-increasing number of patients addicted to opiods coming here to deliver. we saw numbers increasing every year. >> reporter: an out patient program and women are gradually tapered off heroin with a drug that satisfies the craving for opiods without a high. women take the drug at home and are required to get drug tested every two weeks. >> cravings? >> no. >> reporter: they receive counseling and medical care. >> 36 beautiful centimeters. >> reporter: so far, 130 women have been admitted to the program.
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60% have made it through. 27-year-old lindsay duggan completed the program in 2014 while pregnant with twins and remains clean. >> you are proud of yourself. but you are also hesitant. you have got to stay on top of it. you don't want to get too confident. that's when it creeps back in. every day, just -- just a tango with addiction trying to keep wraps of it. >> reporter: without the treatment up to 80% of babies of opiate users have withdrawal symptoms when they're born. through the program. 2/3 of babies born are not addicted. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. 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 here in new york city, i'm michelle miller.
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