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lifys? >> all right. the cbs evening news is next. >> allen and veronica back at 6:00. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: hillary clinton gets a break and a scolding. >> they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> dubois: but the f.b.i. says she did not commit a crime. and the president plays campaigner-in-chief. >> i'm ready to pass the baton, and i know that hillary clinton is going to take it. >> dubois: also tonight-- >> get in the car! >> dubois: a top navy official pulls a gun on a group of young men. muslims in america become targets. and after five long years-- >> welcome to jupiter. >> dubois: --a nasa space probe on a mission of discovery. >> we're starting to realize that jupiter may be the key to our existence.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois. this is our western edition. this was the biggest day of hillary clinton's presidential campaign since she locked up the democratic nomination. the f.b.i. recommended she not be charged with a crime in the e-mail scandal, though director james comey was sharply critical of her. and just hours later, president obama hit the trail with clinton for the first time to sing her praises. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> reporter: the f.b.i. director called clinton's e-mail arrangement "extremely careless" but said she did not obstruct justice and was not motivated by disloyalty to the u.s., factors in previous prosecutions. >> in looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we
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cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these factors. >> reporter: still, he gave a scathing assessment of clinton's decision to use a home-brewed server as secretary of state, apparently out of the desire for privacy. >> any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. >> reporter: he noted that 36 of clinton's e-mail chains contained information that was secret at the time it was sent. eight chains contained top- secret information, one of the highest levels of classification. that directly refutes a claim clinton has made many times. >> i never sent or received any classified material. there is no classified material. there was no transmission of any classified information. >> reporter: director comey added that clinton's server, housed in her chappaqua basement, lacked the kind of round-the-clock security staff guarding government accounts or
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even commercial accounts like gmail. >> she also used her personal e- mail extensively while outside the united states, including sending and receiving work- related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to secretary clinton's personal e-mail account. >> reporter: still, it was a political victory for clinton. ♪ this is my fight song who stumped with president obama for the first time today. >> hillary, hillary, hillary! >> thank you so much. >> reporter: after campaigning under the cloud of a potential indictment for a year. >> he knows a thing or two about winning elections. take it from me. >> reporter: speaking in charlotte, north carolina, both avoided any mention of the f.b.i. announcement. >> hillary doesn't get the credit she deserves.
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but the fact is hillary is steady, and hillary is true. >> reporter: it is highly unusual for an f.b.i. director to announce his recommendations before d.o.j. prosecutors decide what to do with those recommendations. director comey said this is an unusual case that demands more transparency and, maurice, many clinton allies are hoping that republicans take the news better coming from him because he is a republican. >> dubois: nancy cordes in washington, thank you. the reaction from clinton's opponents, as you would imagine, came quickly. major garrett has that. >> we're all in a rigged system, folks. i'm going to break up the rigged system, believe me. >> reporter: donald trump found vindication in his condemnation of an allegedly rigged legal system that "holds the american people to one standard and people like hillary clinton to another. it does not look like she will be facing the criminal charges that she deserves." trump accused clinton of compromising national security, adding, "our adversaries almost
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certainly have a blackmail file on hillary clinton, and this fact alone disqualifies her from service." trump also questioned whether clinton should lose the right to handle classified information, an issue some non-partisan analysts said might be valid. house republicans echoed trump. texas congressman blake farenthold. >> i think extremely careless comes to gross negligence, and i encourage the f.b.i. and prosecutors to continue to look at this and do what's right. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan said f.b.i. director comey's decision defies explanation and that damage is being done to the rule of law. trump supporter, former new york mayor and former u.s. attorney rudy giuliani told cbsn clinton's careless use of private e-mail servers should have triggered an indictment. >> all of that evidence of how negligent they were and how careless they were, that's what we as prosecutors usually use as evidence of intent. people usually don't tell us they intend to commit a crime.
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>> reporter: trump's criticism of the f.b.i. director is unlikely to last. maurice, trump and fellow republicans will focus instead on the many contradictions comey laid bare between clinton's benign description of her e-mail servers and the far more serious and compromised reality. >> dubois: major garrett, thank you. joining us now are john dickerson, our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation," and our chief legal correspondent, jan crawford. jan, let's start with you. director comey said clinton and her staff should have known that an unclassified system was no place for many of those e-mails. we learned today that more than 100 of them were, in fact, classified at the time they were sent. that begs the question, why isn't that a crime? >> well, i mean, director comey's bottom line seems to be just because you were extremely careless or you should have known better, that doesn't mean you've committed a crime that will be prosecuted. the law says it's a felony to mishandle classified information intentionally or in a grossly negligent way.
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now, extreme carelessness, which director comey said that clinton and her team did, that sounds like gross negligence, but historically prosecutors have required something more to bring charges, something like intentional or deliberate mishandling of classified information. that's what we saw in the case of former c.i.a. director of david petraeus. he pleaded guilty after admitting he had given his biographer, also his girlfriend, eight binders of highly classified information. he knew it was classified. he told her it was. that's the kind of level of intent and knowledge that we've seen in these past cases. >> dubois: john dickerson, this sounds like a win and a loss at the same time for mrs. clinton. what's the political fallout likely to be? >> well, the clinton campaign says the matter is resolved, maurice, but the f.b.i. director undermined a lot of what hillary clinton has said about her private server during the campaign. she said she didn't send any e- mail that was classified. the director said that wasn't so, there were more than 100.
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secretary clinton said her staff was careful. the inspector said that wasn't so, not even as secure as gmail. he also says a number of e-mails weren't turned over, undermining secretary clinton's claims of transparency. when we think about trusting a president, there are two important qualities to look for in donald trump and hillary clinton: how will they behave when no one is looking, and will they be truthful when everyone is looking, as the state department inspector general found, hillary clinton's server was set up outside the spirit and letter of the law and her answers after it was disclosed have not stood the test of examination. so on those two fronts, voters will have a lot that has been left unresolved. >> dubois: john dickerson, jan crawford tonight in washington, thank you very much. tonight a pentagon official is under investigation after pulling a gun on some young men outside his home. one of the men recorded the incident on his phone. david martin takes a look. >> reporter: the man pointing a gun is a senior navy official.
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>> get in the car. >> you're pointing a gun at my friend, which is a criminal offense, so please stop it. >> get in the house. >> reporter: he's brandishing at young men he says are drunk and making noise outside his house in a washington suburb. >> you're drunk and [bleeped]. >> watch your mouth, bro. >> reporter: they taunt him while one of them records the incident. the woman on the phone is apparently his wife. >> be thankful you have a gun. >> get in the car. >> reporter: his name is karnig ohannessian, deputy assistant secretary of the navy for environment and recipient of two meritorious civilian service awards. >> i'm on my property. >> it doesn't matter. >> sir, sir... >> let them leave. >> reporter: we don't know if the gun is loaded, but he's threatening to use it. shortly after the incident last month, the mother of the young man in the cap filed a complaint. ohannessian was briefly taken into custody but no charges have been filed against him.
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the investigation remains open. the navy learned of the incident today when shown the video by cbs news. it says it is working to find out all the details of what happened. maurice? >> dubois: david, before we go, we understand there is a major development in the drowning death of a navy seal trainee. >> reporter: well, the san diego coroner is about to issue a report that calls the death of james lovelace a "drowning homicide." now that is not a finding of murder, but it is a conclusion that he died not by accident but at the hands of someone else, and navy officials expect charges to be brought against at least one of the navy seals supervising lovelace's training. he lost consciousness during a swimming drill and could not be revived. >> dubois: david martin at the pentagon tonight. thank you. isis remains the prime suspect in yesterday's deadly attacks in saudi arabia, though it has not claimed responsibility.
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isis has proven it can strike all over the world, from bangladesh to indonesia to iraq, even as it loses ground in iraq and syria. more now on this from charlie d'agata. >> reporter: even under attack, isis has gone on the offensive. officials in saudi arabia are investigating the bombings in three separate cities. in iraq, they're still counting and burying the dead from the worst single terror attack that country has seen since the u.s.- led invasion in 2003. yet largely with the help of u.s. air strikes, the militant group's so-called caliphate has taken a beating in recent months. the u.s. defense department estimates that isis has lost almost half of the territory it once controlled in iraq and more than one-third of the area it held in syria. despite those battlefield setbacks, during the holy month of ramadan, isis has managed to accelerate its global brand of
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terror by either directly organizing attacks or by inspiring suicide bombers and gunmen to kill at least 800 people around the globe. cbs news senior national security analyst juan zarate. >> this uptick in foreign attacks is less a demonstration of reaction to losing territory in iraq and more a manifestation of long-standing plans and operations to use foreign operatives to attack in place. >> reporter: iraq itself has seen a surge in suicide bombings in baghdad and beyond that have left hundreds dead. as the isis-held front lines move further back, they're deploying guerrilla tactics and terrorism as their only means to wage war. the iraqi military has made significant gains against isis, maurice, but the militant group still controls the city of mosul and its self-proclaimed headquarters of raqqa in syria,
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cities still used as bases of operations to organize attacks both in that region and further afield. >> dubois: charlie d'agata in london. and as isis steps up its attacks, muslims are increasingly being targeted here in this country. the united arab emirates has warned its citizens traveling in the u.s. to avoid wearing traditional clothing. anna werner shows us why. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: body camera video shows avon, ohio, police moving in on 41-year-old ahmed al- menhali at a hotel. >> grab that arm. >> reporter: a staffer claimed al-menhali was on his cell phone acting suspiciously, so she texted her sister to call 911. >> hi, my sister works at the fairfield inn. she's a desk worker. she says there is a male in full headdress pledging his allegiance or something to isis.
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>> look at my telephone also. >> reporter: police searched and questioned al-menhali and found he did nothing wrong. he collapsed as he was released. the city's mayor and police chief issued a public apology. >> it's a very regrettable circumstance that occurred for you. you should not have been put in that situation like you were. >> reporter: it's the latest in a string of perceived anti- muslim incidents over the past week. in florida, 25-year-old taylor anthony mazzanti was arrested for allegedly punching a man in the face and head outside the mosque attended by orlando shooter omar mateen. in minneapolis, two muslim men were shot on their way to a mosque. that suspect is still on the loose. and in brooklyn, new york, surveillance video shows two muslim teenagers assaulted outside a mosque over the weekend, but the n.y.p.d. says that incident may have been a fight over a girl. back in cleveland, julia shearson is with the local council on american-islamic relations.
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>> we have documented a dramatic, unprecedented increase in the number of attacks both against property and against the muslim community. >> reporter: the marriott hotel said in a statement that it deeply regrets this incident, and they said they will be following up to discuss diversity and inclusion training for personnel at the fairfield inn where it happened. >> dubois: anna werner in ohio tonight. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," a suspect in custody in the death of an american college student in rome. and later, juno pierces the clouds of jupiter to try to unlock the secrets of our solar system. overnight relief olax tablets for gentle suppositories for relief in minutes and stool softeners for comfortable relief of hard stools. dulcolax, designed for dependable relief
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>> dubois: italian police took a suspect into custody today in the death of a 19-year-old college student from wisconsin who was about to begin summer classes in rome. demarco morgan is following the case.
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>> reporter: beau solomon was last seen early friday morning at a bar with a group of friends just hours after arriving in rome. after he failed to show up the next morning for orientation, solomon's roommate alerted university officials. police tell cbs news they believe solomon got into a fight with the suspect, masimo galioto, who was homeless. a woman who identified herself as galioto's companion told italian tv solomon approached them saying he had just been robbed. then she claims that solomon and galioto got into an angry scuffle. police believe solomon was pushed into the river where his body was found days later close to the bar. family members say the young man's credit card had purchases made on it after his disappearance. fellow students in rome are shocked by his sudden and tragic death. >> you are a little more cautious, but you're aware of the fact that people have to be careful. >> reporter: more than 300,000 american students study abroad every year. while these programs foster
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independence, they do raise the need for safety concerns to be addressed. amy dibernardo is a social worker at n.y.u. langone medical center. >> parents should talk to their kids to know what their limits are. some of the dangers that might prevent themselves abroad that may not actually present themselves in their hometown in their contained unit. >> reporter: police say they hope the completed autopsy will help them determine exactly how solomon died. maurice? >> dubois: demarco morgan, thank you. and we'll be right back. only at&t has the network, people, and partners to help companies be... local & global. open & secure. because no one knows & like at&t.
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how they accidentally demolished a living laboratory. next >> dubois: finally tonight, the biggest planet in our neighborhood is also the most mysterious. so nasa sent the juno spacecraft to find out what's amidst the gas and clouds in jupiter's atmosphere. don dahler reports juno arrived on schedule last night. >> reporter: after the space probe's journey of five years
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and over 1.5 billion miles, scientists still had to wait an agonizing 48 minutes for radio signals to arrive from jupiter. >> juno, welcome to jupiter. >> reporter: denton ebel is curator at the american museum of natural history. what makes this so challenging? is it the distance or the conditions of jupiter itself? >> it's the conditioning of jupiter itself, the radiation, the intense electromagnetic field that exists there. >> reporter: when the spacecraft entered jupiter's gravitational field, it was traveling faster than any human-made object ever, 165,000mph. by contrast, the bullet's top speed is 1,700mph. it endured radiation the equivalent of more than 100 million dental x-rays, which could have fried its electronics. >> we prepared a contingency communications procedure, and guess what? we don't need that anymore. (applause) >> reporter: scientists hope to find out what lies at the heart of the solar system's largest planet. gas, like the sun, or rock like
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its sister planets. over the next 18 months, the team will map jupiter's magnetic field by flying juno dangerously close to the surface. understanding how jupiter was formed could shed light on how all planets came to be, including ours. dr. scott bolton heads up the project. >> we're starting to realize that jupiter may be the key to our existence. >> reporter: in roman mythology, the god jupiter hid his secrets behind a veil of clouds. it was his wife, juno, who peered beneath the layers to see her husband's true self. scientists are hoping the spacecraft bearing her name manages to do the same. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> dubois: and that is the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley i'm maurice dubois. thanks so much for joining us. have a good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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but the shifted sidewalk has been.... a living labratory for seismologists for nearly half a century. s fixed it.. by accident! new at 6:00, this curb doesn't look like much, but the shifted sidewalk has been a lab for years, until a crew mistakenly fixed it. >> those hayward workers had no idea it was an observation of earthquake science. the curve sits directly on a section of the hayward fault. many scientists believe it's due for a make quake in the future. the mistaken repair work that has geologists rather bummed tonight. >> reporter: whoops.
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so when is it news that a city does it job, just the way it's supposed to? today. whose fault? they don't know, but the aftershocks continue to be felt. sometimes filling cracks isn't all it's cracked up to be. >> there are tripping hazards, where we have a lot of pedestrian traffic, so this intersection was identified as one for retrofit. >> reporter: in the world of california geology, rose and prospect might as well be hollywood and vine. >> do you see it getting bigger? >> yes. >> reporter: she also has cracks that are growing as the hayward fault huffs and puffs. >> terrifying when there's an earthquake. i can hear it before i feel it. especially in my house, it's very old. >> reporter: but it was the holy grail to geologists in guide book