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>> rose: he's over the top. donald trump clinches the republican presidential nomination. what do world leaders think? >> they're rattled. >> when you rattle someone, that's good. >> worst tornado. >> rose: also tonight, severe weather takes aim at the plains. >> step on over. step on over. >> rose: atlanta's mayor found the solution to long t.s.a. lines. >> here's how it works. >> rose: and "star wars" turns a quiet island into a tourist trap. >> one brief sequence of the movie may have undone 1,500 years of real history. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose. and this is our western edition.
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whatever you think of donald trump, he has done something quite amazing. today 345 days after he announced his first run for public office, he clinched the republican nomination for president of the united states. "cbs news" estimates that trump now has 1,238 delegates, one more than he needs, and he will be picking up more in the primaries still ahead. here's major garrett. >> i'm so honored. >> reporter: donald trump clinched the nomination with help from members of north dakota's g.o.p. convention delegation. >> the folks behind me got us right over the top. >> reporter: but trump still faces pockets of republican resistance. house speaker paul ryan spoke with trump last night but again refused to endorse him. >> it was a productive phone call. like i said, we've had these conversations. our staffs have been meeting. we had a very good and productive phone call. i'll leave it at that. >> reporter: trump appeared equally non-committal. >> paul ryan still has not endorsed you. what policy concessions will you
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make in order to get his endorsements? >> we'll see what happens. we've had great conversations. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: some of the unease is due to trump's continued attack on other republicans. on tuesday it was new mexico governor susana martinez. >> maybe i'll run for governor of new mexico. i'll get this place going. she's not doing the job. >> reporter: ryan and other leaders came to her defense, worried about trump's standing with both women and hispanics. trump remained unfazed. >> she was on somebody else's side. that's everybody's right. i imagine she'll come over to my side. >> reporter: in a campaign defined by the unexpected, trump and democrat bernie sanders are considering a debate before california's june 7th primary. >> i'd love to debate bernie. actually, the problem with debating bernie, he's going to lose. >> i thank mr. trump for agreeing to debate. i look forward to it. and i look forward to defeating him and becoming the democratic nominee.
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>> reporter: hours before trump clinched the g.o.p. nomination, president obama said in japan that trump has justifiably rattled world leaders because of his "ignorance of world affairs." charlie, trump dismissed that line of attack and later posted this instagram photo showing his nomination clinching victory meal from mcdonald's complete, as the jingle once said, "with special sauce and a sesame seed bun." >> rose: thanks, major. hillary clinton responded today to that state department audit that criticized her use of a private e-mail server while she was the nation's top diplomat. clinton insisted what she did was allowed even though the report said quite the opposite. nancy cordes is with the candidate in san jose, california. >> it was allowed, and the rules have been clarified since i haft. >> reporter: clinton stuck to her story today, despite an 83- page report that concluded diplomatic security officials did not and would not approve her exclusive reliance on a
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personal e-mail account because of the security risks in doing so. >> my e-mail use was widely known in the department throughout the government. >> reporter: clinton did not cooperate with the audit, whic was conducted by the agency she headed for four years. today the former secretary said she has been transparent in other ways. >> i testified for 11 hours before the committee, the benghazi committee. i have answered numerous questions. we have posted information on our web site. >> this was all bad judgment. probably illegal. >> reporter: donald trump shared his legal views in north dakota. >> it's devastating, the report. it's devastating. and there's no reason for it. it's just, you know, skirting on the edge all the time, and you look back at her history, and this is her history. >> reporter: clinton acknowledged, as she has before, that it was a mistake not to use a state department e-mail account. >> i know people have concerns about this. i understand that.
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but i think voters are going to be looking at the full picture of what i have to offer, my life and my service, and the full threat that donald trump offers our country. >> reporter: clinton will begin airing a new spanish language ad here in california tomorrow. it talks about fighting back against the language of hate. it's a not-so-subtle reference to donald trump, charlie, but it's really meant to help her in a suddenly close primary fight here against bernie sanders. >> rose: thanks, nancy. across the southern plains tonight, more than 25 million americans face the threat of tornadoes and flash floods. there are reports of a tornado outbreak in northeast kansas. omar villafranca is there. omar? >> reporter: topeka is under a flash flood warning right now. that storm system is pounding a large swath of the country with hail and tornadoes from texas all the way to nebraska. in total, the national weather service says more than 25
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million people are under tornado and flooding watches, warnings or advisories. this afternoon a tornado touched down in central texas in the town of bryant. that twister was on the ground for about five minutes but still managed to damage houses and tear down trees. good news, though, no reports of any injuries. another tornado ripped through northwest kansas today, just one day after an ef-3 tornado packing 136mph winds tore through the state and damaged dozens of homes. and 21 kentucky cave divers were caught in a flash flood while in a cave, but, charlie, we just received word that everyone made it out okay. >> rose: thanks, omar. this is the busiest travel day of the memorial day holiday weekend. lines at some airports have been endless. congress heard all about it today. kris van cleave is at washington's reagan national airport. kris? >> reporter: charlie, it was another day of frustration on capitol hill. this time from airports and airlines. airports big and small said they
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are seeing flyer frustration turn to anger and worry the passengers could be reaching their breaking point. american airlines said more than 70,000 of their passengers have missed flights so far this year because of the long t.s.a. lines. the airline also pushed back on the argument that bag fees were the blame for the delays, saying more than 40,000 checked bags on american have missed flights because of screening delays with checked bags. but charlie, because we've gotten into this busy summer travel season, there are fewer available seats on airplane, so if people miss flights today because of the long lines, they may not be able to rebooked on to a flight until saturday. >> rose: thanks, kris. at atlanta's hartsfield airport, they're testing an automated system to move passengers through security more quickly. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: charlie, atlanta is the world's busiest airport. that's why it was selected for this test case. the idea is to free up t.s.a. agents so they have time for other things, and if it streamlines the process and
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makes the lines shorter, that's a plus, too. here's how it works. you take out a basket from underneath, put it on top, drop your luggage, and then you put it on the automated belt. let me give you the passenger perspective using the phone. if someone in from the of you is taking extra time, they're distracted, your bag is already on the way, on the belt, and headed for the machine. as you come out done other side, you notice something new. if your bag gets flagged for water or something else they want to check, what happens is it gets kicked to another conveyor belt on the left-hand side so it doesn't tie up the bags that are good to go. if your bag is good to go, you grab it and you're on your way. they're already testing out this system in london and in amsterdam. we're told so far over there it's working very well. and, charlie, depending on how well it works here in this test case over the summer in atlanta, it could be fast tracked around the u.s. >> rose: thanks, david. well done. overseas, nearly 100 migrants are missing in the mediterranean off libya. their boat capsized during a perilous journey from north
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africa to a better life in europe. more than 6,000 have been rescued since monday, 40,000 this year. seth doane reports tonight from rome. >> reporter: overcrowded and top heavy, the wooden fishing boat packed with migrants tipped over, sending hundreds plunging into the sea off the coast of libya. some tried to swim. others appeared to be swallowed up by the boat as it capsized. rescuers on the italian navy patrol vessel "bettica" worked quickly to save more than 500. the italian navy brought the rescued migrants and refugees into port today in sicily. as the weather improves, thousands more are making this dangerous journey. amid so much tragedy, there was a very different but still incredible picture, a baby was born on another migrant rescue boat. aid groups say the number of
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unaccompanied minors making the journey to europe is on the rise this year. and the international organization of migration says 1,370 migrants have died making that crossing in the mediterranean. charlie? >> rose: seth doane in rome. thank you, seth. such desperation and tragedy. two navy f-18 fighter jets crashed today off the north carolina coast. all four crew members bailed out and escaped with minor injuries. the coast guard reported the planes collided in midair during a training run, but the navy said only that it was an in- flight mishap. in japan today, president obama and the other g-7 leaders agreed to stand firm against china's military expansion in the south china sea. beijing told them to mind their own business. tomorrow mr. obama's visit to hiroshima, a city devastated by the bomb. margaret brennan has the story of some americans unlucky enough to be there that day.
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>> reporter: the images are haunting, but for susan archinski and her husband tony, they're also personal, a stark reminder of the american prisoners who were trapped in hiroshima when america detonated the first atomic bomb. one of them was susan's uncle. how close were they to the center of the bomb? >> they were right underneath it, like 900 meters from the epicenter. >> reporter: the explosion ripped through the city, killing 80,000 people instantly. 12 p.o.w.s were held captive inside a police station that stood here. archinski's uncle normand brissette was a 19-year-old gunner whose plane had been shot down over the sea of japan nine days earlier. >> they were hit by anti- aircraft artillery, and they landed in the water, smoking. >> the last anybody ever knew, they were floating in the ocean. >> reporter: having defied the odds once, brissette also miraculously survived the initial bomb blast, along with army sergeant ralph neal. >> it is believed they were
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probably in a different part of the building when the bomb went off because ten of them perished instantly. >> reporter: to save themselves, the two men dove into a cesspool. when they emerged, the city was in ruins, whole neighborhoods gone, people lay dying in the streets. those still walking poisoned by radiation. a short time later they were picked up by the japanese military where brissette met another american serviceman heading home. >> no one would have ever known they were there had the truck not come through town, and they put them on the truck and they were able to tell the other p.o.w.s what happened to them. >> reporter: brissette and neal died soon after from radiation sickness. >> they're victims, and they should be known as victims just like everybody else. >> reporter: today the 12 p.o.w.s are remembered at the hiroshima memorial alongside the japanese victims. >> you can't go to the peace memorial park without knowing that everybody's main goal is for this to never happen again. >> reporter: the shadow of the
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bomb still lingers over this city. margaret brennan, cbs news, toba japan. >> rose: an incredible story. still ahead, the sex abuse scandal at baylor university leads to a big shake-up. and hogan's hero, the mystery man who helped a wrestling star win the match of his life when the "cbs evening news" continues. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain or adempas® for pulmonary hypertension. your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. ask your doctor about viagra single packs.
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reporting and in one case even retaliated against someone who reported a sexual assault. the university responded today by stripping the title of president from kenneth starr, who was the one-time special prosecutor who led the investigation ending in president clinton's impeachment trial involving white house intern monica lewinsky. and they fired football coach art briles. briles is credited with turning around the football program, but today some are questioning at what cost. baylor board chairman richard willis apologized during a teleconference. >> we're deeply sorrowful about these events. we're just horrified by the extent of the acts of sexual violence on our campus. >> reporter: at least six women have accused eight baylor football players of violence. >> it is not enough. >> reporter: jasmin hernandez sued baylor in march, claiming after she was raped, the school ignored her pleas for counseling and justice. the player who assaulted her is now serving a 20-year sentence. >> hiding these very egregious
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crimes only allows them to continue further and to continue repeatedly. >> reporter: kenneth starr remains baylor's chancellor and a tenured law professor, but charlie, baylor tells reporters on that teleconference call that he will no longer have any operational responsibilities. >> rose: thanks, anna. coming up, a deadly shooting at a concert.
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>> rose: late today police in new york city released surveillance video of a man firing a gun inside a packed concert hall last night. the hip-hop artist t.i. had been set to perform. four people were shot. one was killed. the police say they've arrested the man seen with the gun. he was among those wounded. as you may remember, hulk hogan recently won a lawsuit against a web site that posted a secretly recorded sex video of the pro wrestler. now it turns out hogan had a
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heavyweight in his corner for the courtroom match, one who was rich and motivated. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: behind the high- profile court case of hulk hogan versus the gossip web site gawker was a secret. hogan, whose real name is terry bollea, got nearly $10 million to pay for his legal team from silicon valley billionaire peter thiel. in a statement to "cbs news" thiel said, "i am proud to have supported terry bollea against a bully's gross violation of privacy. gawker built its business on humiliating people for sport." thiel, a founder of paypal and an early facebook investor, was targeted by gawker in a 2007 posting that outed him as gay. nick denton, gawker's founder, is unapologetic about his brand of news. >> gossip is the version of news that the authorities or the celebrities or the officials don't want people to know. it's the unauthorized version.
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>> reporter: thiel's support helped hogan win the $140 million award that could now put gawker out of business. it's also raising concern that money from thiel and others like him could silence free speech. >> it really isn't a question: can someone else fund your litigation? well, of course they can. >> reporter: miriam smith is an expert in media and internet law at san francisco state university. does it make a difference that peter thiel kept his participation secret in this? >> it would be best to know who is funding the litigation. it would be best to know who is paying for what. >> reporter: late today both are trading jabs. gawker just posted a letter saying thiel is on a decade-long scheme for revenge. thiel says he's not looking for revenge. >> rose: thanks, john. up next, a place that looks like it's in a galaxy far, far away.
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>> reporter: thank you very much. bob normally guides tourists up the more than 600 steps that climb to the top of this unesco world heritage site. there's only one way up i guess. >> that's right. >> reporter: steps that take you past breathtaking views, along heart-stopping ledges and past the puffins to the peak where about 1,500 years ago industrious monks built a monastery that was occupied for the next six centuries. >> the magical thing to me is the fact that you can look at these dark doorways today and you're looking at exactly what sixth century men looked at. >> reporter: but sixth century men never looked at anything like this, yet that's exactly what 21st century tourists have come to do. janet moore beamed up from tampa. >> we were planning to come to ireland before the "star wars" movie came out. and then that clinched it. >> reporter: it clinched brian and ellie summerfield from michigan, too. >> we thought it would be fun to come out here and pretend i was
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luke skywalker and she was... what's her name again? >> rey. >> rey, yeah. >> reporter: the old force has always been strong here, but a new kind of force some fear may be the undoing of this place. one brief sequence in a movie may have undone 1,500 years of real history. paddy bushe is a local poet. >> if you get crowds of people who simply want to visit a movie set, then skellig is no longer skellig. it's something else. >> reporter: 180 tourists are now allowed each day. more may be too much for this place. sometimes the place seems too much for them. yet the draw of the real past and the imagined future keeps them coming. >> the force is still here? >> i think the force has been here for a very long time. >> reporter: and the irish tourist board hopes the force stays with them. mark phillips, cbs news, skellig michael. >> rose: and with you, that is the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. good night.
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developments in the violent abduction of a vallejo teenager. witnesses say 15-year-old pearl pinson was dragged bloody and screaming into the car of 19- year-old fernando castro early yesterday. it happened as she was walking to school yesterday on the pedestrian bridge over 780 in vallejo but late this afternoon castro was spotted and killed by police in solvang. maria medina is live at the police command center in vallejo. the question now is, where is pearl? >> reporter: the search continues. 36 hours after pearl vanished, we'll go ahead and take a look at pictures of what unfolded just a couple of hours ago as officers chased the suspect fernando castro in solvang more than 300 miles away. a closer look at the car shows a disturbing detail, castro alone, pearl nowhere to


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