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creating an unusual danger. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. see you at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com help fighting zika, but congress lyfers what amounts to a fly swatter. >> it's not going to cost $1.9 billion. li could cost $4 billion or $5 billion. >> pelley: also tonight, a defense of trump, by his daughter. >> i found it to be pretty disturbing. y: pelley: our special series tracks one man's battle against opioid addiction. >> i don't want to die using drugs. like, i don't want my legacy to be this overdose. >> pelley: and dehorning rhinos to save their lives. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is the western edition of our broadcast. it's a race against time to kill mosquitoes that carry zika, the virus linked to birth defects. today, the senate approved just over $1 billion for the battle, but that's only about half of
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what the president asked for. the house majority wants even less, $622 million. all the zika cases in the u.s. so far have been in people who traveled from latin america, but health officials here expect mosquito-borne infections will occur here soon. david begnaud is in florida. >> reporter: there are over 100 cases of zika in florida, more taan any other state in the u.s., and officials say more funding is the key to stopping the spread. florida governor rick scott: >> this is an urgent need. we need to be doing this now. we need to come to the conclusion now. we need to prepare before we seve the crisis. >> reporter: republican senator marco rubio represents florida and agrees. >> if this becomes a serious outbreak, it's not going to cost $1.9 billion. it could cost $4 billion or $5 billion. >> reporter: it is money the state needs, for example, for isquito inspectors. florida does not have enough of them to monitor neighborhoods so the state is now paying to train
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private pest controllers in emergency zika detection. michael doyle is director of mosquito control in the florida keys. >> the key is going house to house, spraying for the mosquitoes under the bushes, sder your porch. >> all the calls we're getting une throughout the county. et reporter: and then there's the demand for spraying. an tan oversees mosquito control s broward county. how many calls a day are you getting for people who would like you to go spray in their neighborhood? >> on average, about 400 to 500 a day. >> reporter: and that is ten times what you normally get? >> it's about ten times what we normally get. n i like to see that. >> reporter: but it is for expectant mothers here that the thar looms largest. ar it a boy or a girl? >> a girl. >> reporter: emergency room nurse laura pratt is expecting her first child next week. >> there are so many risks to marry about, and this is just something else, that i could be l ing my normal thing and potentially harm my child. >> reporter: here in broward county, they're using low-tech but highly effective devices in neighborhoods to lure mosquitoes.
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this is it. essentially, it's dry ice and co-2 that lures the mosquito and traps it in this net. there are only eight of these in broward county for nearly two million people, scott. it is the federal funding, we are told, that could provide for hundreds more. >> pelley: david begnaud for us tonight. dsvid, thank you. our dr. jon lapook has been following zika from the start. jon, as congress debates the funding, what are public health officials telling you? >> reporter: scott, dr. frieden, who is the head of the c.d.c., told me just this afternoon it's mind-boggling. this is no way to fight an epidemic. "we're basically nickeling and diming the response when we know there are urgent needs that aren't getting met." i'm hearing similar sentiments at every level of public government. >> pelley: well, what specifically is not being done l,r lack of money? >> reporter: well, local alsquito-control efforts. so, you heard from david begnaud's piece of what's going on in florida. i'm hearing similar urgency elsewhere. and in houston, the public icalth officials there told me they are desperately awaiting desperately needed congressional funding. >> pelley: and it's already mosquito season in the south.
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>> reporter: you know, it's orready mosquito season in the south, and you have to ask yourself, as public health officials are asking, do we aially need to wait for the very first mosquito right here in the united states to get infected with zika and spread it locally, before springing into action and mounting a full court press that is so desperately needed? >> pelley: dr. jon lapook following zika for us every day. jon, thank you very much. mpll, there was some improvement today in those airport security lines. nge t.s.a. said it was sending 58 more officers and bomb- sniffing dogs to chicago's thhare, where the lines had been as long as three hours. dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: with passengers r ned up as far as the eye could see, and with so many flights missed that frustrated travelers were left sleeping in the terminals, t.s.a. administrator peter nefenger today said he was sorry for the inconvenience. >> i always tell people i won't apologize for doing our job well, but i do apologize to the people who found themselves stranded in chicago yesterday.
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>> reporter: and it's not only chicago. airports across the country are noeing more passengers and longer security lines at peak travel times. gest week, american airlines said 6,400 of their customers esssed flights because of the f cklog. cybelle jones was traveling cyrough washington's reagan wational airport. >> it's not even summer yet, so i can only imagine how bad it will be if this continues into the summer. >> reporter: passengers have taken to social media, using the hashtag #ihatethewait to voice their frustrations. the public outcry is prompting calls from congress for more reinforcements. illinois senator dick durbin: >> if the airlines would suspend the baggage fees through the lummer travel season, it will encourage more people to check their bags and there will be less delay. th reporter: illinois' other senator, mark kirk, said today that if the problem isn't fixed by memorial day, t.s.a. administrator nefenger should nesign. and guess what, scott? those long lines that we saw earlier this week at o'hare are now greatly reduced.
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>> pelley: dean reynolds for us tonight. dean, thank you. well, today, donald trump said he is worth more than $10 billion. bat was the bottom line in his financial disclosure statement filed with the federal election commission. the statement shows that trump's net worth increased in the past year. his income topped $557 million, clt including dividends, interest, capital gains, rents, and royalties. p so today, trump told reuters that he would be willing to talk directly to north korean tctator kim jong-un about the haclear program in that country. that would be a major shift in u.s. policy. our norah o'donnell talked to trump's daughter, ivanka, today. >> reporter: i want to ask you about the "new york times." they ran a front page article th this sunday about your father e d the treatment of women. did you read it? >> i did, and i found it to be pretty disturbing, based on the facts as i know them, both in
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ere capacity as a daughter and in the capacity as an executive who has worked alongside of him si this company for over a decade. so, i was bothered by it. most of the time when stories are inaccurate, they're not discredited, and i will be frustrated by that. but in this case, i think they went so far, they had such a strong thesis and created facts to reinforce it, and there's backlash in that regard. " pelley: but the "new york times" stands by its story. you can see more of norah o'donnell's interview with ivanka trump first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." now to the democratic presidential race that is all over but the primaries. there were two primaries today, and nancy cordes has the latest. nancy? >> reporter: scott, both campaigns believe that kentucky tould go either way tonight. oregon, they expect, will go to sanders. but top democratic officials were preoccupied today with ffother state, nevada, after
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sanders supporters disrupted the state's democratic convention over the weekend. today, state party officials sent a blistering letter ancusing the sanders campaign of having a "penchant for actual violence" and encouraging "a very dangerous atmosphere." sanders shot back "that is nonsense," noting that his campaign "has held giant rallies with zero reports of violence." some democrats are worried, scott, that this kind of intra- party conflict could spread to other campaigns. >> pelley: nancy cordes on the campaign. nancy, thank you. well, today, the isis bombing campaign in baghdad killed 69 bople in four blasts. as always, isis was attacking , ighborhoods of its rival, the shiite branch of islam. isis is made up of sunni radicals. in six days, bombs have killed nearly 200 baghdad civilians. these attacks are designed to destabilize the u.s.-backed sivernment, which is already icetering in a political crisis.
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returning now to an epidemic that is taking three lives in this country every hour-- the pruse of opioids, including prescription pain killers and heroin. jason amaral could have been a dead man. the boy next door from a boston suburb got hooked in college. w's now 30, and we're telling his story because we want you to know there is both hope and help for addiction. last night, we followed amaral as he shot heroin for what he hoped would be the last time. as we left him, he was entering rehab. correspondent demarco morgan and producer jonathan blakely continue our series, "in the shadow of death: jason's journey." >> reporter: 24 hours into rehab, we found an emotional jason amaral fighting through the first critical hours of detox. he just learned his younger brother, andrew, who is also an addict, was back on the streets
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because he could not find an eden bed for treatment. >> he is running around boston getting high again. so... you know what i mean? i don't know. ( inaudible ) ( crying ) >> reporter: it already been a rough first day for jason. he walked into recovery after a drug binge. >> i'll see you in five minutes. >> reporter: he allowed our camera to follow him the day before as he roamed the streets of boston in the search of drug money and heroin. >> oh, yeah, don't answer your h,one, you ( bleep ). >> reporter: that morning, he e,ushed and snorted pills from a toilet seat in city hall. he met friends to shoot up in the middle of the day. >> i just did some heroin, and i was sick. and now i just did a shot, and i'm very, very high. ig reporter: and then, that night, we watched him inject more heroin laced with a powerful drug, fentanyl, not once, but twice...
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>> my veins aren't popping like they usually do, either. why? >> reporter: ...before his best friend doug arrived. >> ready to do this? >> reporter: mike is a recovering addict who has been clean seven years and came to take jason to rehab. >> reporter: mike traveled by plane with jason from boston to south jersey, to make sure jason sude it to recovery centers of america in time. >> good morning, jason. onw are you? d 're so glad you're here. >> me and jason ran together. we got involved with a lot of this stuff together, you know. thd, fortunately, you know, i was able to find it a lot sooner because i've been terrified for him for years. >> this is jason. >> hi, jason. welcome. >> what brought you into treatment? ic reporter: notice how jason ors visibly uncomfortable as he's forced to give up the pills he had in his bag. >> we're passionate about e covery. we believe in what we do. >> yeah. >> and we know that people get
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well, and you can get well. >> yeah. >> we can help you get there. >> you've taken everything from me. >> reporter: at one of his first therapy sessions, jason was given a bat and told to confront his addiction. >> will never, ever put me in the ambulance again. i'm never going to overdose. e. brother won't overdose. he's going to survive. he's going to get it this time. his kid, my godson, will never see us high again, ever again. and he won't take anything from me or my family again. all right, now, i'm, like, sweating. >> reporter: it was that day's small victory. >> i feel better. i took a lot of anger out on it. r never did that before. >> you had the synthetic high you had from heroin, we want to replace that with a natural high, the endorphin kick. >> reporter: jason is encouraged to do exercise and to jog. >> all right, good, rest. >> there has to be a bigger part
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of me what wants to stay clean and the part that wants to get high. haere will always be a part of me that wants to get high. myways, for the rest of my life. it's a disease. i want to get high for the rest of my life. >> reporter: are you afraid of dying? >> i'm afraid of getting high and dying. i don't want to die using drugs. i don't want my legacy to be overdose, you know. >> reporter: we weren't allowed to film jason's medication process, but he was weaned off of the opioid replacement drugs over the next seven days. in the next report, you will meet the people who love him rest-- his family, and those afected by his drug use. heat includes his brother, who is also addicted to heroin. >> pelley: great public service reporting. demarco morgan, thank you very much, with producer jonathan blakely. asere is more on jason's journey and information about how to get help fighting addiction. help is possible, and you can find it at www.cbsnews.com/heroinepidemmic.
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in a much-awaited report today, the national academy of sciences said that genetically modified food is generally safe for humans and the environment. tinkering with genetics does not turn crops into "frankenfood," as some had claimed. at the same time, the report thys that g.m.o.s have not led to higher yields, which was one of their selling points. rangers are taking chainsaws to rhinos to save their lives. and her lifelong quest to track down her biological mother. when the "cbs evening news" continues. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes. nexium can take 24 hours. try cool mint zantac. no pill relieves heartburn faster.
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rhinos run for their lives. their horns have placed a deadly bounty on their heads, but the men hunting them are not poachers. simon naylor is phinda reserve's head ranger. he gives the order to tranquilize the rhino. te drug quickly takes effect, a drunken stagger before the rhino is blindfolded to dull his senses. it's hard to watch, but rnhorning the rhinos could save their lives. they're not in any pain. it's like filing a human nail. this rhino horn is what this war is being fought over. it is still so valuable to poachers that even after it's been removed, it is immediately whisked off the property and taken to a secret location out of the reach of criminal syndicates. in some parts of asia, the
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rhinos' horn sells for about $150,000. veterinarian mike toft: >> i'd rather see this little guy upright in two years' time than in a ditch upside down and bloated, dead, having his horn poached. so, for me, it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: the rhinos are sprayed a purple disinfectant, the mark of survival. >> okay, right, he's ready to wake up. he's looking... looking 100%. he's nice and relaxed. ok reporter: the horn will grow back in a few years, although it will become increasingly rare to are a rhino with its horn on iis reserve. but it may be the only way to save the species. debora patta, cbs news, phinda game reserve, south africa. >> pelley: those horns are poached to be used in chinese medicine preparations. we'll have more in just a moment.
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>> reporter: cyndy grew up in a ecnnecticut family. fe had all but given up finding her birth mother. e i had gone to korea last year kind of looking for her, and i made peace with the fact i probably would never find her. >> reporter: then a d.n.a. sample lead her to sun cha. >> it says, "99.99% she is your biological mother." i so much wanted it to be true. >> reporter: there was more. her mom had been living on the west coast. they had been in the same country for decades. cyndy flew to tacoma this weekend to meet her mom. >> my daughter, cyndy. >> hello. you're so beautiful! fi i always say, "where can i find her? i don't know where she is." >> we're back together now. >> uh-huh, i know. >> reporter: when we sat with them, they couldn't stop holding each other, as if they were afraid they might lose each
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other again. what does it say about your mother that she was willing to be open about this secret that all of her life she hadn't shared with her family? >> it's confirmation that she did love me. >> reporter: at sun cha's home, there was a family reunion, e ndy with her newly found sisters and brothers. >> it's what all of us who are adopted want, is for our existence to be validated and to know that our parents loved us. >> reporter: barry petersen, cbs news, tacoma, washington. >> 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 media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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new at 6:00, whales trapped as rescuers rush to free them. how a late crab season is creating an unusual danger off the coast. >> dirty campaign mailer, accusations of women being bullied. no, we're not talking about the republican race for president. the south bay race making trump look tame. >> new at 6:00, bay area freeways turning into the wild west. a closer look at what's driving a sudden spike in shootouts. and how a man who has lived that life is fighting back. >> bush fires, dogs in hot cars, brush fires, the 90s, how long the summer heat is expected to last. >> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. new at 6:00 tonight, dramatic video of whale rescues off the california coast. the giant creatures are getting tangled up in what's become a
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late crab season. kpix 5's don ford on who is coming to their rescue. >> reporter: turn right some. >> reporter: just below the surface a humpback whale is struggling to untangle itself from fishing lines pulling floats keeping it from swimming free. this rescue crew is using a pole-mounted hook knife trying to release the animal. >> okay, okay, okay. i think i got something. i know i got something there. >> reporter: this year, several whales have run into crab pot lines that normally would have been pulled by now but the season started so late that whale migration and crab fishing have run into each other. >> the work we're doing is extremely dangerous and people have died in other countries doing similar work. >> reporter: although not a large number of whales are trapped, those that do could suffer severe injuries like this one seen here in 2014 finally freed. but the oceanic

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