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>> mason: the rift between the clinton and sanders camps grows deeper. >> to suggest that our campaign has anything to do with creating raolence is an outrage and unacceptable. >> mason: also tonight, millions of americans become eligible for overtime pay. l d an actress demands and gets equal pay. , and i was like, "you better pay me, or i'm going to go public." >> mason: and remembering the man who taught the world to sing e ♪ i'd like to teach the itrld.. >> ♪ sing with me in perfect harmony ♪ perfect harmony i'd like to buy the world a coke ♪ and keep it company captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm anthony mason. it looks like the race for the democratic presidential nomination will be a fight to the finish after hillary clinton narrowly won the primary in kentucky yesterday, and bernie sanders took oregon, clinton now has 96% of the delegates she needs to clinch. it's nearly impossible for sanders to catch her, but he's not giving up, and the party rift is widening. here's nancy cordes. >> i reject any implication that our campaign supports violence. >> reporter: a defiant sanders told cbs news today that his campaign did not encourage the chaos at nevada's democratic convention over the weekend. >> for democratic leaders in nevada and elsewhere to suggest that our campaign has anything to do with creating violence is an outrage and unacceptable. >> reporter: state party officials have accused the sanders camp of convincing "an irrational minority that the
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haoceedings had been rigged against them," which led to a day of unrest. his supporters later posted the state party chair's number online and she got hundreds of threats. >> people like you should be hung. >> the crowd was out of control, red in the face. >> reporter: california senator barbara boxer tried to speak but got booed. she's one of several senators who have called their vermont colleague to express concern. >> he was stunned that i felt that my safety was in peril. and i can only hope that as a leader-- and he is a leader-- that he's taken care of it. >> reporter: the incident has weakened the fragile detente between sanders and party saders, with some sanders supporters already vowing to protest at the national convention in july. >> it's time to move forward. >> reporter: party chair debbie wasserman schultz tried to turn the page today. was there anything about the rules in nevada that was unfair, that was rigged against the
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sanders campaign? >> absolutely not. it was eminently fair, and run according to the process that was approved back in 2014. >> reporter: she initially said sanders was fanning the flames of discontent, but now tells us ehe believes he is taking the matter seriously. anthony, party leaders are walking a tightrope here because they know they can't afford to alienate sanders or his millions of supporters. >> mason: nancy, thanks. the presumptive republican nominee signed up for a one-day apprenticeship in foreign affairs, run by a noted expert. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump today mer ht foreign policy advice from former secretary of state henry kissinger. the meeting came after trump orid he would negotiate directly 'sth north korean leader kim jong-un over his country's nuclear weapons program. that would be a sharp departure from decades of u.s. foreign policy. trump has also said he would let wepan and south korea develop their own nuclear weapons. o> wouldn't you rather, in a
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certain sense, have japan have anclear weapons when north korea has nuclear weapons? >> reporter: republican senator jeff flake of the foreign relations committee cautioned against the proposals. >> it's one thing to sit down and talk. what do you do after that? and if it's, you know, tell south korea and japan they're on their own, that's a dangerous position. >> reporter: trump's unorthodox ideas for diplomacy extend not just to america's enemies but also to longtime allies. he's called the nato alliance "obsolete" and said european members need to contribute more. >> if it breaks up nato, it breaks up nato. >> reporter: even the bedrock special relationship with great britain is up for debate after british prime minister david cameron criticized trump's call for a temporary ban on muslim immigration. >> it look like we're not going to have a very good relationship, who knows? whhope to have a good relationship with him. but it sounds like he's not willing to address the problem, either. >> reporter: trump's meeting with kissinger was designed to calm some of the criticism of his ideas. >> it's a good sign that he's sitting down with foreign policy
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experts. and whether he'll have the same position next week as he seems to be developing now, we just don't know. >> mason: major, trump also released a list today of people he'd consider for openings on the supreme court. what you can tell us about that? >> reporter: 11 names, all drawn from the federal or state bench. conservatives reacted favorably. interestingly, one judge on the list, texas supreme court justice don willet, has been openly critical of trump. he tweeted this haiku the day trump announced: "who would the donald name to scotus? the mind reels, weeps. can't finish tweet." >> mason: nice reading, major, thanks. a lot of folks are already fed up with this election when a virginia woman died this week, her family posted this notice in the "richmond times dispatch."
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facebook held a summit of conservative leaders today to address allegations that the world's leading social media web site has a tendency to face left. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: at facebook headquarters, c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is meeting as many as 17 leading conservatives today, including former republican senator jim demint, barry bennett, a senior trump adviser, and commentator glenn beck. it was a long over due meeting. i recommend that mark zuckerberg took the time to talk too conservative leaders about some of the struggles and challenges he has faced recently. >> zuckerberg said he called the meeting to have a direct conversation about what facebook stands for. it is a response to accusations made on the tech news site gives anonymous facebook workers. >> they claim editors of the web site's trending section
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routinely blocked conservative issues. zuckerberg wrote, "we have found no evidence that this report is true." ort matt schlapp, of the american conservative union, said he declined today's invitation because facebook spurned his organization in the past. ou when we went to facebook and said, "would you work with us? would you show us how to use facebook better? would you help us get our ldnservative message out?" they were not very interested in assisting. >> facebook hasn't done anything wrong. >> attorney david green, who defends civil liberties of the electronic frontier foundation, sees the facebook meeting as evidence the first amendment is wive and well on the internet. >> and i think it's actually a really nice model for the way free speech works in our country. they have the right to make these editorial decisions and other people have the right to call them on it and say we don't like it. he made a statement it doesn't make sense for facebook to prevent anyone from seeing big matters most to them. >> mason: john blackstone, thanks, john. it was 62 years ago this week that the supreme court outlawed segregation in public schools. but it never went away. a study ordered by congress
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found the percentage of high- poverty schools with mostly black or hispanic students has more than doubled since 2000. aichelle miller went to a district in the deep south bat's been ordered to desegregate. pi reporter: the mississippi delta town of cleveland has been sappling with its segregated past for 50 years, and now its time has run out. in a ruling, a federal judge ordered the district to merge two high schools and two middle schools saying, "the delay in desegregation has deprived denerations of students of the constitutionally guaranteed right of an integrated education." jamie jacks, a school district attorney, says the order doesn't give the full picture. >> we have kids learning side by side each other of different races. if you travel to our surrounding s mmunities here, you'll see buat doesn't exist. but we have it here. ro reporter: the problem centers around cleveland's two high schools. cleveland high is an historically whites-only school and is now evenly split. but east side high still has a
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haudent body that is virtually 100% african american. students we spoke to fear the impending change. >> it's this side of the highway versus that side of the highway, eed it just-- it's been a rival for a long time. >> reporter: margaret swartzfager's kids go to cleveland high. reverend edward duvall's to east side. w i think the white are afraid to become a minority lose control. >> but i think it's maybe time to rip the band-aid off and move forward i think as one unified school where everybody can accelerate. >> reporter: school desegregation protests across the country, a part of an ugly pist, and the fight continues in the courts. there are currently 177 active school desegregation cases. half in mississippi and alabama alone. deputy assistant attorney vaneral vanita gupta heads the igstice department's civil rights division. >> i do think it's jarring for a
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stt of people today to know that in fact still too many of our schools remain segregated ask that that is something we need to change. he reporter: here, the debate is how to make the change. ler,elle miller, cbs news, ppeveland, mississippi. >> mason: more than four million american workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued today by the obama administration. but will they end up with more money or fewer hours? don dahler takes a look. >> please, table 10. >> wonderful. >> thanks. it reporter: with the lunch rush fading in his manhattan restaurant, owner james mallios has a chance to catch up with some of his employees. ti says the new overtime policy is overdue. >> when workers are well paid, they're more productive at work. >> reporter: currently, only salaried workers making less than $23,660 are eligible for overtime pay. the new policy raises that threshold to $47,476. affecting some 4.2 million people.
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what are you going to do for them to comply with this? >> there are four employees who are impacted by this decision, and we will be raising their salaries to comply with the new requirements. >> reporter: in restaurants, retail stores, and other small businesses, employees designated as managers often work up to 80 hours a week but do not qualify for overtime. in ohio today, vice president joe biden promoted the new rules. >> you're deprive your dignity, in my view, when you know you're working much, much harder and much, much longer than you're getting compensated for. >> reporter: but critics of the plan warn it could backfire. eratd french of the national retail federation calls it a career killer. >> but in the real world, most 'tployees probably won't see overtime. instead, their jobs are going to be changed and they'll be reclassified. they'll effectively be demoted from a salaried position to of where they're exempt to an hourly position where they're nonexempt. >> reporter: to placate businesses, bonuses will be
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considered salary income. anthony, the policy won't take effect until december. >> mason: don dahler, thanks, don. the pentagon says two chinese fighter jets flew within 50 feet of a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane yesterday in international air space over the south china sea. the american pilot called it an unsafe intercept, and descended quickly to avoid a collision. for more than two years, the world's demanded that nigeria's government bring home more than 200 girls kidnapped from their school by the muslim terror group boko haram. today, debora patta reports, one was found, not by the military, but by local residents. >> reporter: she was number 127 of the kidnapped school girls. amina ali and her four-month-old baby were found today near the hembisa forest where she was collecting firewood. she was with this man, identified as her husband and a boko haram soldier. the girls were violently
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snatched from their school two years ago. since then, the nigerian government has been unable to free the girls or even find them. ane kidnapping sparked global ngtrage and a campaign called "bring back our girls," which only intensified when the extremist group released video claiming to show its christian victims converting to islam. rat despite the worldwide hetention, the trail went cold until last month when a new video surfaced appearing to show at least 15 of the chibok girls were still alive. d r desparing parents, it rekindled hopes of seeing their daughters again. ali's survival will only fuel those hopes. with little else known, ali's baby may be the most important detail to emerge today. it's a familiar story. a woman we met recently in a refugee camp was also forced to marry her boko haram capture and
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gave birth to his child. traumatized and stigmatized by her community, her child has eranded her spoiled goods and only prolonged her ordeal. amina ali has been reunited with her mother and is being erbriefed by the nigerian blitary. it's hoped that she will be able to provide some intelligence on boko haram and the other girls still being held. >> mason: debora patta in johannesburg, thanks, debora. a new study says surviving cancer may depend on where the oomor is located. ngd an actress does her part to close the hollywood pay gap when "the cbs evening news" continues. the cbs evening news continues. ♪ i am everyday people farxiga may help in ♪ i am everyday people that fight every day. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. one pill a day helps lower your a1c. and, although it's not a weight-loss drug, farxiga may help you lose weight.
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early-stage colon cancer. >> it had actually spread across at body, so at that point they staged it stage four colon cancer, not in the terminal sense but the fact that it had moved. >> reporter: she had six months of chemotherapy, but earlier eis year the cancer returned, prompting another round. >> today is the halfway through mark. the side effects are hitting me a little bit harder than last year. >> reporter: her cancer had started on the right side of the colon, a location that can be more deadly. today's study of patients with advanced colon cancer found those with tumors on the right side survived an average of 19 months compared to 33 months for those with tumors on left side. dr. richard goldberg is an oncologist with the ohio state university comprehensive cancer center and is a coauthor of the study. >> this data shows that we ought to be thinking differently about patients depending on where their cancer arose. >> reporter: patients with cancer on the right side tend to have fewer early symptoms and ene often diagnosed later. one reason-- benign right-sided
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polyps can be harder to spot during a colonoscopy. many polyps are obvious, like this one that looks like a mushroom. but polyps on the right side tend to be flat, increasing the odds of being missed and eventually turning into cancer. >> when i go to clinic next time, i'm going to be thinking, right side, left side. trfferent treatment. >> reporter: today's study suggested certain types of chemotherapy may be more than effective with colon cancer starting on the right side than left. anat may be especially relevant for african americans, who are more likely than whites to have right-sided colon cancer and less likely to survive. >> mason: thanks, jon. an actress may have shown the way to make hollywood's pay gap collapse like a house of cards. that's next. to do one thing & another. only at&t has the network, people, and partners
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>> mason: actress robin wright just revealed she was able to enhieve something rare for women in hollywood. here's jericka duncan. >> reporter: for four seasons, robin wright has played the
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calculating wife of kevin spacey in netflix's "house of cards." >> it's not the money i'm upset about. it's that we do things together. >> reporter: this week she took a page right out of her character, claire underwood's book. tuesday night, wright told an audience at a rockefeller foundation event just how she negotiated a pay raise. >> i was looking at statistics, and claire underwood's character was more popular than his for awe period of time in a season. an i capitalized on that moment and i was like, "you better pay me or i'm going to go public." ( applause ) and they did. >> reporter: actress patricia etquette raised the issue of pay inequity at last year's oscars. >> it's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the united states of america. >> don't you dare forget that! >> reporter: jennifer lawrence e lked to charlie rose about esking less in the film "american hustle." >> i feel uncomfortable asking for more money. i don't want to seem like a
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brat. i don't want to seem like all of these things that are only words that are used for women. >> reporter: wright who has won a golden globe for her role in aiouse of cards" said gender should not determine value. >> it has to be unacceptable at this stage. >> reporter: a publicist for kevin spacey told us today kevin and ks it's amazing and well deserved. he's honored to be a part of a show that supports equal pay for women. anthony, a spokesperson for netflix says they have no comment regarding wright's ofatements but, of course, she got what she wanted. >> mason: she did. jericka, thanks. in a moment, the real story behind a popular commercial. of this portion of "the cbs edening news" is sponsored by prudential. when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement.
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most popular tv commercial ever. >> ♪ i'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love >> mason: the ad for coca-cola hit the airwaves in 1971, and it ldsn't long before the world was >>nging it. >> it ran in almost every country of the world that speaks english, and they all understood it. >> mason: it was the brainchild of ad man bill backer, who also thld the world coke was the real thing. campbell's soup was good food. >> ♪ soup is good food >> mason: and set off a national debate over miller light. stranded in ireland by fog, backer noticed fellow travelers from all the world, once angry about the delay, suddenly talking happily together as they drank coke. backer grabbed a napkin and jotted down these words.
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>> ♪ i'd like to buy the world a coke and keep it company, because that's the real thing >> mason: he put his new lyrics e a melody called "mom, true love, and apple pie." by roger greenaway and roger cook, then recruited 500 young people from schools and embassies in rome, and put them on a hilltop to lip sync. the commercial was so popular, a group called "the new seekers" recorded a new version that became a top 10 hit. >> ♪ in perfect harmony >> mason: bill backer died this past week at the age of 89. the final episode of "mad men" td done an ohmm-mage to him and his economy. and that's how one man taught the world to sing. >> ♪ grow apple trees and honeybees >> mason: now that will be stuck in your head again. that's the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm anthony mason.
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thanks for watching. go he's ever been. and the may fires back. a reality checkn his claims about the crime. and feeling the bern donald trump calls oakland one of the most dangerous places he has ever been! and the mayor fires back. a reality check on his statement about the city's crime. >> and feeling the berne across the bay. >> with your help we are going to win here in california. >> we're live with the big crowds showing up for sanders' final rally. >> and surprising place where he popped up. should chief suhr stay or go? an exclusive kpix 5 poll reveals how san franciscans really feel about the embattled police chief. and the question that has people divided. >> and a teacher calls out sick but no one shows up in his place. the bay area neighborhood where substitutes refuse to go. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. presumptive gop nominee donald trump is not making many friends today in the bay area. in a "new york times" article
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trump called oakland among the most dangerous places in the world. we sent mike sugerman to find out, is that remotely true? mike? >> reporter: well, allen -- [ stuttering ] i don't think the warriors would draw so well if they were playing in mogadishu, somalia, caracas, monterrey, mexico, of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world, oakland doesn't make that top 50. however, in the united states, it's up there. >> steph curry electrified this building. >> reporter: as oakland basks in the glow of positive national news about the warriors, now people are talking about this, in an interview to be published in the "new york times" sunday donald trump was asked if he had been to iraq. no, he says. but there are places in america that are among the most dangerous in the world. you go to places like oakland or ferguson. the crime numbers are worse. seriously. really?