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friday. >> yeah. good forecast. we are going to see clear skies for the game tomorrow night. friday night football, clear skies, 67 degrees. captions by: caption colorado ng sponsor s . >> brown: the race turns to race. ng fhere has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. t it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. you're racist, you're racist, you're racist. it's a tired, disgusting ivgument. >> brown: also tonight, surviving a tornado. oo he shut the door in the bathroom, and he told everyone, "close the door, it's coming." wn brown: a drug so powerful, it's used to tranquilize elephants. now, more and more people are abusing it. >> reporter: you've got tears in your eyes. >> yeah. >> reporter: because? >> because i'm here and i'm alive, and i shouldn't be. >> brown: the french ban on burkinis. and, the national park service turns 100.
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>> we really like watching all the wilderness and the animals. and, yeah, it's fun. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> brown: good evening. scott is on assignment. i'm james brown, and this is our western edition. the presidential campaign may have hit a low point today, and there are still 75 days to go. the two major party candidates, democrat hillary clinton and republican donald trump, accused each other of bigotry. we have two reports, beginning with major garrett covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: donald trump met today with pre-selected minority supporters, many brought to new york by the republican party. >> i've always had great relationships with the african american community. >> reporter: continuing a pattern of taking a minority outreach message to largely white audiences, trump went to new hampshire to turn the tables on democratic critics.
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ol when democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one, tired argument-- you're racist, you're racist. >> reporter: it was an attempt h preempt hillary clinton's attack today, that trump's campaign trades on racist themes. >> hillary clinton isn't just attacking me. she's attacking all of the llcent people of all backgrounds. o reporter: trump also tried to ecflect attention from this comment in mississippi last night: >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> reporter: trump's campaign cnager kellyanne conway offered this explanation: >> have you seen what he is called by her and others on a daily basis? >> reporter: in chicago, pastor yoa acree told us trump's what- have-you-got-to-lose pitch is insulting. >> it was ridiculous to even think that he could appeal to the african american vote by talking in a condescending way. >> reporter: trump supporter rmall ali countered that liump's message reaches him when
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it transcends race. >> it' color thing. it's moreso a rich-or-poor thing, and if you can talk money, you can relate to donald trump. >> reporter: conway told us trump is talking to white audiences because his schedule, put together by previous campaign leadership, could not be changed. james, conway said trump will take his message to inner-city satroit on september 3, and .hiladelphia soon after that. >> brown: major garrett, thank you so much. now, to what hillary clinton said today, and nancy cordes is covering her campaign. >> he is taking hate groups mainstream, and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. >> reporter: clinton sought to tie trump today not to the right, but to the alt-right, a t ite nationalist movement flourishing online. >> this is not conservativism as we have known it. this is not republicanism as we have known it. these are racist ideas, race-
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baiting ideas, anti-muslim, anti-immigrant. >> reporter: she argued there are alt-right echoes in trump's proposed deportation force and ban on muslim immigrants. al they'll be out of there so fast your head will spin. >> reporter: clinton also cited trump's recent hiring of breitbart chairman steve bannon, who has described the conservative website as a platform for the alt-right. -r now to give you flavor of his work, here are a few headlines they've published: "birth control makes women unattractive and crazy." "hoist it high and proud, the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage." >> reporter: clinton accused trump and breitbart of trafficking in conspiracy theories. >> his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. and all i can say is, donald, dream on. >> reporter: trump and his campaign manager accused clinton of lying in her speech here in
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reno, although they didn't specify how. they also say she is demonizing trump as a way to distract from recent questions about access onat clinton foundation donors fad to her when she was secretary of state. james? >> brown: thank you, nancy. in italy, the search for survivors continues in three tiny resort villages that were flattened by yesterday's magnitude 6.2 earthquake. the work has been slowed by hundreds of aftershocks. at least 250 people were killed in the quake, about 60 miles northeast of rome. seth doane is on the scene. >> reporter: the extent of the devastation in pescara del tronto is clear from above, but it was the shallow depth of this o ake that caused such outsized destruction. centuries of history collapsed. in nearby accumoli today, we joined the few who have a home to return to. authorities allowed residents a quick trip to salvage what they could.
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francesca di bastiani came to help her dad but couldn't reconcile what she saw. "i can't think anything," she said. "we don't know what's going to happen or what our future may d.," she wondered. "i'm frightened, but hope to live here again." this afternoon, a strong 4.3 semor in amatrice stirred up dust and fear. the high number of aftershocks is slowing the rescue and recovery effort. officials tell us, each time there is a significant aftershock, they have to stop, wait, and assess the damage before moving forward. areas called "red zones" in these towns are off-limits due to the perilous state of structures. >> "apura, paura - tante paura." >> reporter: you're scared? teaura-- scared? perche-- why? michelina d'angelo briefly
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returned home for medicine, but told us she cannot imagine living here as long as the earth keeps shaking. this mountainous area is prone he seismic activity, but there was almost no earthquake- proofing in these ancient cities. around 3,400 beds were set up ver those who have been displaced, but, james, only about one-third have been occupied. many people here are staying with friends and relatives. >> brown: seth doane in italy. meanwhile, back in this country, indiana governor and vice ikesidential candidate mike amnce left the campaign today to visit kokomo, which was slammed yesterday by tornadoes. at least one was an ef-3 with winds of more than 150mph. remarkably, no one was killed. jericka duncan is in kokomo. he the gentleman beside me edshed me down, and he was like, "get down," and he put his arm around me to shield me. >> reporter: hannah harris was t this starbucks when a manager stld all customers to run into the bathrooms because a tornado was headed their way.
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>> he saw the funnel behind best buy. and so then, he shut the door in the bathroom and told everyone to close the door, it's coming. >> reporter: harris says about 20 people were huddled in the bathrooms as the twister collapsed the building around them. >> oh, my gosh, starbucks just got blown over. >> it was devastating. but it was also just a relief to know that i came out alive from that. and really, i shouldn't have. >> reporter: as many as 15 tornadoes touched down across indiana wednesday, leaving ahind a trail of damaged cars, broken windows and entire neighborhoods in shreds. >> neighbors found my dog. she's alive. that's all you can ask for. >> reporter: this is all that's left of 54-year-old becki sweeney's home, where she's lived the past 16 years. >> it is overwhelming, but you got to do what you got to do. you can't just lay down and die.
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god lets you live through it for a reason. >> reporter: hannah harris told me that she had a guardian angel inside that starbucks with her-- her father, she says, who died a year ago. and j.b., she gained another one yesterday, she says. that store manager who helped save her life and many others? his name is angel. >> brown: jericka duncan in kokomo. today, the makers of the epipen responded to the public outcry over the soaring cost of the emergency allergy treatment. mylan is not lowering the price, but it said it will provide more financial assistance to some patients. here's vinita nair. >> look, no one is more frustrated than me. >> reporter: in an interview on n bc today, mylan c.e.o. heather bresch shifted blame, arguing a broken health care system is the reason for epipen's skyrocketing costs. >> our health care is in a crisis. it's no different than the mortgage financial crisis back in 2007. >> reporter: but in a filing with the s.e.c., a webcast
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transcript shows that in may of 2016, bresch said, "i think you'll see opportunities for us to continue to have that price per pen increase." when mylan bought epipen, the price was about $99 for a two- pack. in 2016, the wholesale price increased six-fold to about $606. ealan enjoys a near monopoly in the auto injector market. the f.d.a. rejected a generic, and the epipen's main competitor was pulled from the market. today, celebrity endorser sarah jessica parker ended her relationship with the company, saying, "i'm left disappointed, saddened and concerned by mylan's actions." >> it seems like a lot of talk and not that much action. >> reporter: david maris is a eells fargo analyst. e it normal to see a drug increase this much? >> well, there are very few billion dollar products that go up 30% a year. it's definitely in the minority. >> reporter: so this to them was a great drug? >> it's their single largest drug. it's their single biggest profit driver.
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raising price by 30% a year or more, is like picking off free money. >> reporter: since 2007, bresch's salary increased from $2.5 million to $18.9 million last year. it's worth mentioning, the cost of epinephrine in each injector, j.b., is about $3. >> brown: vinita nair, thank you so much. today, ohio released a troubling report on drug-related deaths. more than 3,000 people died in the state last year from accidental overdoses. more than one-third involved fentanyl, a powerful opioid that's often mixed with heroine. and anna werner reports, an even more dangerous drug is now hitting the streets in ohio. >> reporter: how long have you been sober? >> almost a month. this time. >> reporter: long-time addict mcvin mccutchen took what he thought was heroin earlier this y nth, and nearly died. you have got tears in your eyes. >> yeah. >> reporter: because? >> because i'm here and i'm alive, and i shouldn't be.
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>> reporter: you shouldn't be? >> no. >> reporter: addicts often don't know what's mixed into the heroin they get from dealers, but mccutchen believes that most ilcent dose contained a powerful opioid, carfentanil. carfentanil is so deadly, it's not even prescribed for humans. it's typically used to tranquilize large animals like elephants. it's 100,000 times more potent that the similar drug prescribed for humans, fentanyl, and 10,000 times more potent than morphine. but carfentanil abuse is spreading, and authorities say at least 30 people have died from these overdoses in the akron area since the july 4th weekend. dr. nick jouriles is with akron general hospital. is this the most powerful drug inu've seen people taking? through their heroin use? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: the treatment drug narcan can be used to save people who overdose on carfentanil, if they get enough. >> reporter: how much more narcan do you need to save a person who took carfentanil, as opposed to heroin, or heroin and fentanyl? >> it starts at five times the
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amount-- >> reporter: starts at? >> starts at. >> reporter: keith martin heads the local office of the d.e.a. >> just this morning we were able to go on the internet and get a quote for 100 grams of carfentanil. and that was $400. >> reporter: $400 for an amount that would... >> i mean, it would kill thousands of people. ut reporter: kevin mccutchen escaped that fate and has been sober since his overdose. so, what do you want to tell the addicts about it? >> it's going to kill you. it's going to kill you. >> reporter: well, this drug is so dangerous that first responders are being told to wear protective gear and not to test it out in the field, james. ldey say any accidental exposure lyuld prove deadly. >> brown: thanks, anna. coming up next, nuns go to the beach in their habits, so why has france banned the burkini? and later, a hollywood star is
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>> brown: a french court is expected to rule tomorrow on the burkini, the full-body bathing suit worn by some muslim women. more than a dozen french cities have banned it, calling it a religious display not compatible with french values. debora patta is in nice. >> reporter: the glamorous french riviera, the place to see and be seen-- but not for italian tourist amal. she took snapshots of her family from the promenade instead of from on the beach. ene was afraid of being caught by police if she wore her burkini. "i can't go to the beach with my children," she told us. "i'm here by the sea but i can't go in it." nice banned the burkini after last month's terror attack by an isis-inspired militant. lilice can fine any woman wearing a burkini or force them in disrobe, which is what happened earlier this week, when
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police surrounded a woman here and ordered her to remove her tunic. emputy mayor rudy salles says y aring a burkini is a provocation. how is banning the burkini going to make nice more secure and safe? >> the feeling of the people is very important. ifen you go to a place, if you see like that, islamist or something looking like islamist, on the beach, on the street, everywhere, you don't feel safe. and so, we have-- we have rules. >> reporter: he claims the ban has overwhelming support. but many beach-goers cannot understand what the fuss is all fuout. would you feel scared if someone sat next to you wearing a burkini? >> no. why? >> reporter: her muslim friend, who chooses not to cover up, says she still feels targeted by the ban. "i think people should be free to do what they want," she said. "i don't see why it should bother anyone."
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the ban has sparked huge controversy, which is perhaps why, when we were watching the celice and these women arrived, they did nothing. the french municipalities that banned the burkini say it oppresses women, and as a religious symbol has no place in this fiercely secular country. and tomorrow, james, the highest court in france will rule on whether the burkini ban is legal. >> brown: debora patta in nice, thank you very much. t next, hackers take aim at a movie star. next, packers take claim at a moon star. hey, need fast heartburn relief?
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california education professor brendesha tynes: >> this is an extreme case, right? but black women online have these experiences all the time, especially when you take a political stance, if you are a feminist. >> reporter: for a month now, inslie jones has been inundated with online attacks led by milo yiannopoulos, a hero of the white nationalist movement alt-right, and an editor at conservative breitbart news. >> in general, women look for different things from life. >> reporter: yiannopoulos disapproved of the all-female ghst in the "ghostbusters" remake. >> you truly scare me. >> reporter: when the film opened up in july, his offensive tweets whipped up many of his w0,000 followers into a frenzy. as a result, he was banned from twitter. >> hate speech and freedom of speech, two different things. >> reporter: after this latest attack, celebrities like octavia spencer and katy perry rushed to jones' defense. neither jones nor yiannopoulos spsponded to cbs news inquiries,
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national park service was created, to protect america's natural wonders from development. pday, the park service oversees 413 sites, including 59 major national parks covering 84 million acres, from great smoky mountains-- the most visited-- to the grand canyon, the everglades, and the newest addition, katahdin woods and waters national monument in maine, designated by president obama just yesterday. mike reynolds is deputy director of the national park service: >> if you're a science person, you can go to edison and be in his lab, as if he had never dift. if you're a rock climber, you can hang upside down on yosemite national park on 4,000-foot iniffs. .f you're a history buff, you can walk through the steps of jackson and lee in the civil war. >> reporter: decades ago, some politicians wanted to turn this old towpath and canal in maryland into a highway. but nature lovers prevailed. today it's the c&o canal national historic park. it runs 185 miles, all the way
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from west virginia to washington, d.c. mid it gets almost five million visitors a year, including the determan family, whose frequent visits have made nine-year-old astrid wild about wildlife. >> we love to see the animals, the turtles, the salamanders, the egrets. we really love nature. >> reporter: but keeping the parks in pristine condition is a struggle. there is a $12 billion maintenance backlog. congress did increase the budget this year, and entrance fees from about 307 million visitors a year do help. but this weekend, there will be no charge for admission, giving all americans a chance to experience a national treasure for free. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> brown: and that's the "cbs tening news." for scott pelley, i'm james r own. thanks for joining us. i'll see you again tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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captioned by media access group at wgbh things have gotten for his police department. ng, it's embarrassing for any city. >> the mayor of san jose had no idea until we told him just how wad things have gotten for his police department. good evening, i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm allen martin. part of the sjpd has become sjrv. only on "5," reporter kiet do spotted overworked officers who don't have time to go home between shifts sleeping in rvs. >> reporter: it is perhaps the worst kept secret in the san jose police department. at least a dozen officers are living in rvs in the parking lot right near headquarters. mandatory overtime forces them to work up to 17 hour days, combined with horrendous traffic and commutes from as far away as man tikka, stockton, tracy and reno an
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manteca, these officers are staying in an rv during the week and driving home on their days off and since the rvs are parked on city property it's all legal. embarrassing for the city? >> it's embarrassing for any city. >> reporter: city leaders had no idea this was going on until we brought it up this morning. so they are just now starting to scratch their heads trying to figure out what to like possibly adding more security including better fencing to protect the officers who are sleeping inside these rvs at night. it was measure b pension reform that voters approved back in 2012 that cut officer pay and benefits and triggered a mass exodus of officers leaving the department. mayor sam liccardo said the long-term solution now is for voters to pass measure f to boost pay and they can hire more cops. >> we need to restore this police department so we don't have officers working multiple overtime shifts on the same day in the same week. >> reporter: they will determine whether


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