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correspondent, nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> no one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath. at any point during this process. i sure as heck didn't offer one. >> christopher ray told senators today he has been assured he won't face the kind of presidential pressure his predecessor outlined in a series of memos. >> the president asks you to do something unlawful or unethical, what do you say? >> first, i would fry to talk him out of it. if that failed, i would resign. >> wray says he met with president trump and top aides twice last month. >> i've went into both meetings. listening very carefully to make sure that i didn't hear something that would make me uncomfortable. >> wray headed justice department criminal division before entering private practice. he was new jersey governor chris chris christy's personal lawyer during the bridgegate scandal. but he is seen by both side as a straight shooter. >> i do not consider director mueller to be on a witch-hunt.
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>> he didn't shy away today from contradicting the president. >> you don't think director comey is a nut job, right? >> that's never been my experience with him. >> wray did try to void new controversy surrounding donald trump jr. >> i'm not really in position to speak. >> lindsay graham wouldn't have it. >> the director of the fbi so here is what i want- you to tel every politician. if you got a call suggesting that a foreign government wants to help you, by disparaging your opponent. tell us all to call the fbi. >> to the members of this committee, any threat or effort to interfere with our elections from any nation state, is the kind of thing the fbi would want to know. >> wray is poise ford easy confirmation. even republicans ak nol s ackno the job of fbi director is
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strewn with landmines as utah's orrin hatch put it, wray will have an interesting life over the next several years but not sure it is a nice life. >> sure is. thanks, nancy. coming up next, a person of interest rearrested as mystery of four missing pennsylvania men deepens. hundreds of dollars on youmy car insurance. saved me huh. i should take a closer look at geico... (dog panting) geico has a 97% customer satisfaction rating!
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...proven meta appetite control. from metamucil. it says you apply the blue one ok, letto me. this. here? no. have a little fun together, or a lot. k-y yours and mine. two sensations that work together, so you can play together. police in a philadelphia suburb rearrest aid person of interest today in the mysterious disappearance of four young men the da says investigators have a ton of leads and important evidence, but no answers. demarco morgan reports from bucks county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: for a fourth day more than 100 officials combed through the 90 acre farmland with equipment and cadaver dogs
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searching for missing four young men. >> we are going to find something for sure. no doubt abit. >> buck's county district attorney believes foul play may have played a role. >> we have not yet recovered any human remains, that i can report. but we have recovered several important pieces of evidence. >> reporter: this home belongs to the family of 20-year-old cosmo dinardo, a person of interest. dinardo arrested to day. the second time this week, prosecutors say dinardo tried to sell a car owned by 21-year-old, tom neo one of the missing men. meo left his insulin kit in the vehicle. >> we allege that cosmo dinardo attempted to sell, meo's vehicle for $500 to a friend whose identity we know, but are protecting, in the court documents. officials have not said if all the men knew each other. dinardo listed jimmy patrick as
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a friend on facebook. patrick was the first to go missing last wednesday. two days later, tom meo, and two others vanished. they worked together at the father's construction business. nicholas salgaro is friend with both. he said he never heard them mention dinardo's name. >> hope they're okay. >> a friend of jimmy patrick. >> we are scared. we, just want to know, we want to know something. >> dinardo arraigned in court this afternoon. held at buck's county jail tonight. anthony, his bond has been set at $5 million cash. >> demarco morgan. thank you. coming up. a trillion-ton iceberg breaks off antarctica, why scientists are not alarmed.
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>> reporter: it has been hanging on by a thread for months. but finally, a giant chunk of ice, the size of delaware, has snapped off. at more than 2200 square miles, the massive fracture certainly looks dramatic, but scientists are not pressing the panic button just yet. if the fracturing of this iceberg cause for alarm? >> at the moment i would categorically say no. >> david borne says it is all part of regular house keeping in the antarctica, but may provide scientific clues long term. >> the question is whether this is the beginning of a retreat of this ice shelf that may eventually be linked to climate change. >> an ice shelf is a permanent floating sheet of ice attached off to land. an iceberg will snap off every few decade. but of the ice shelf usually grows again as it gains new ice from land. the warmer temperatures have seen some ice shelves retreat to
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such a pin toint that they're ue to regenerate. scientists will be able to determine if this is one such case. >> we will take sediment samp s samples. which will tell us how often this event has occurred in the past. >> of more immediate concern, however, is that without an ice shelf to hold it back, the glacial ice behind it will flow into the sea and contribute to driving sea levels up more quickly than predicted for the century. deborah patta, cbs news, london. up next -- the artist who broke country music's color barrier. ♪ kiss an angel good morning >> announcer: this portion is sponsored by massmutual, recognizing the importance of relying on others.
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we end with the pride of country music. charlie pride. nearly 70 years after he bought his first guitar from sears and r roebuck, he was honored last night with a special grammy. ♪ sing me back home ♪ with a song i used to hear >> reporter: he has been performing for more than 50 years. charlie pride doesn't mind picking up another accolade. >> i just received lifetime achievement award last night. said we'll mail it to you. no i'm taking it with me. >> how did it feel? >> wonderful. >> the singer charted 29, numg wenumg -- number one country hits.
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growing up in sledge mississippi, one of 11 children of a share cropping family, pride dreamed of playing baseball. >> when i saw jackie robinson go to the major leagues, i was picking cotton beside my dad, i said dad, here is my way out of the cotton field. >> he spent a decade in the negro and minor leagues. until 1966 when he was seend igo rca records. the label wasn't sure how off to sell its first country black artist. >> my trouble was getting booked by promoters. >> how did you solve the problem? >> what i did. >> pride would walk on stage with a disarming opening line. i said, ladies and gentlemen, i realize it is a little unique me coming out here on a country music show wearing this permanent tan. >> that statement did it? >> for 55 years. if i can get in front of them. i can win them with these pipes.
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>> charlie pride. here he goes. >> reporter: in 1967, he made his debut at the grand ole opry, one of three black artists to be made a member. ♪ all i have to offer you is me ♪ >> biggest single ever had. >> in 1971, this million selling smash. ♪ you've got to >> made him one of country's biggest crossover stars. at 83, he has a new album out. ♪ is any body going >> reporter: and still plays 40 date a year. >> my fans think i am singing better than ever. the lord blessed me really well. >> that's the "overnight news." for some the news continues for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm anthony mason. thank you for joining us.
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welcome to the "overnight news." i'm anna werner. the investigation into russian interference in the presidential election is now focused on three top trump campaign officials. donald trump jr. insists he did nothing wrong by meeting with the russian lawyer he thought would provide dirt on hillary clinton. paul manafort expected to be called before congress next week. and now, jared kushner, facing scrutiny over digital efforts to undermine the hillary clinton campaign. major garrett brings us up to speed.
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>> reporter: in retrospect i probably would have done things a little differently. >> donald trump jr. told fox news he now realizes his meeting with the russian government lawyer looks bad, but still wishes it had produced the promised damaging information on hillary clinton. >> it was literally a wasted 20 minutes which was a shame. >> reporter: in ants interview with reuters, president trump defended his son, saying "i think many people would have held that meeting." the president also said he only learned of it a couple days ago. >> the june 2016 meeting arranged by music producer, rob goldstone on behalf of a russian pop star, whose father has ties to vladamir putin. in video uncovered by cnn mr. trump can be seen with all three men in las vegas in 2013. an outside white house adviser described revelations as very bad, a category 5 hurricane. today the president remained out of public view for the third consecutive day, and pushed back on twitter, against reports he was enraged by television news stories, on the investigation. but the revelations keep coming. cbs news has learned that u.s. intelligence picked up
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electronic intercepts of russian officials discussing presidential candidates including mr. trump, as far back as mid 2015. although a source familiar with the intelligence says it was not until spring of 2016, that the conversation pivoted to helping mr. trump's campaign. special counsel robert mueller's investigation as well as those of two congressional committees, are also looking into whether the trump campaign's digital operation, in any way, coordinated with russians to target voters, with fake news stories. that operation was overseen by the president's son-in-law, jared kushner. adam schiff on cbs this morning. >> the russians use variety of methods to influence not only our elections butten europe. if there was a data analytical component to this in which there was some level of coordination that we need to look into. >> senate judiciary committee will call former trump campaign chairman, paul manafort who
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attended the russian meeting with trump jr. to testify. cbs news confirmed paul manafort provided some information to congress about that meeting, also, attended by kushner, in recent weeks. the russia investigation also captured the spotlight as confirmation hearings got under way for christopher wray, he is president trump's nominee to replace fired fbi director, james comey. nancy cordes was at the hearing. >> no one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process, i sure as heck didn't offer one. >> the if the president asks you to do something unlawful for unethical, what do you say? >> first i would fry to talk him out of it. if that failed, i would resign.
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>> wray says he met with president trump and top aides twice last month. >> i've went into both meetings. listening very carefully to make sure that i didn't hear something that would make me uncomfortable. >> wray headed justice department criminal division before entering private practice. he was new jersey governor chris christy's personal lawyer during the bridgegate scandal. but he is seen by both side as a straight shooter. >> i do not consider director mueller to be on a witch-hunt. >> reporter: wray is poise ford easy confirmation. even republicans ak nol tiej day that the job of fbi director 'tis currently strewn with landmines. as, utah's orrin hatch put it, wray will have an interesting life over the next couple years, but not sure it will be a very nice life. >> one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has broken off an ice shelf in antarctica, as big as delaware, carrying twice as much water as lake erie. deborah patta is tracking it as the it floats away.
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>> it has been hanging on by a thread for months. but finally, a giant chung of ice, the size of delaware has snapped off. at more than 2200 square miles, the massive fracture certainly looks dramatic, but scientists are not pressing the panic button just yet. if the fracturing of this iceberg cause for alarm? >> at the moment. i would say no. >> david born says it is all part of regular house keeping in the antarctica. but may provide scientific exclusives long term. >> an ice shelf is a permanent floating sheet of ice attached to land. an iceberg will snap off every few decade. but the ice shelf usually grows again as it gains new ice from land. the warmer temperatures have seen some ice shelves retreat to such a pin the that they ear unable to regenerate.
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scientists will now be able to determine if this is one such case. of more immediate concern, however, is that without an ice shelf to hold it back, the glacial ice behind it will flow into the sea and contribute to driving sea levels up more quickly than predicted for this century. deborah patta, cbs news, london. there its another potential cand scandal at uber, drivers complaining the company incentive program is pushing them to choose between sleep and a living wage. john blackstone took a ride with an uber driver in san francisco. >> john. >> uber driver, dan care gain says he was making a lot more money a few years ago. but with fares dropping to lure customers, he says, now it is the drivers who are getting taken for a ride. >> there are so many people believe you can hop in the car, drive when you want. you've will make what you need. you are not going to make what you need unless you make bonus. >> uber says incentives are
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designed to help drivers earn extra money for instance. if drivers take ten trips between 9:00 p.m. and midnight friday they could get extra $20. bu but with fares dropping the ontion ationo bonus has become mandatory. >> for one ride, stay up pretty late at night. >> oh, yeah, definitely stay up later at night. that close to the bonus. i would push myself past the point of being, being tired. >> the national highway traffic safety administration estimates there could be as many as 1.2 million collision aefrz year because of drowsy driving. still, there its no clear data on how many of those might have involved ride haling service drivers. uber's app remind drivers to rest, but the company does not set a cap on their hours. rival lyft shuts off its app after drivers work more than 14 hours. requiring a six hour break. strong coffee. red bull. big part of being an uber driver
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this is the cbs "overnight news." president trump's son, donald jr. in the cross hairs of investigators looking into kremlin interference in our presidential election. his e-mails showing he was eager to accept russian help to discredit hillary clinton. rocked the white house. the younger mr. trump defended himself on fox news, saying in retrospect i probably would have done things differently. top democrat on the house intelligence committee, adam schiff discussed the matter this morning. >> the next step in terms of this issue is going to be we will want to have all participants in the meeting, any one who helped in organizing it. putting it together testify
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before the committee. obviously want to see any documents. any e-mails. it looks like, listening to, the president's son last night on fox and hearing his ler today that the defense is going to be, yes, we had an intent to collude with russia. we wanted to get the dirt, the russian government had in an effort to help elect donald trump. but we were deeply disappointed in getting it at that meeting. that's not much of a defense. i think, we need to look into whether there was any subsequent efforts, whether indeed we can rely on the representations about what happened at the meeting. because one thing we have seen over just the last several days we can't rely on anything that donald trump jr. has to say about this. because his story kept changing, he had to confront facts coming out. >> let me ask you, a new report that says the house and senate intelligence committees which you are on are looking into whether the trump campaign digital team, guided by jared kushner, helped guide the fake news attacks on hillary clinton.
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can you confirm that? what are you looking into? >> well one of the issues i think that we need to explore is -- whether there was any help in terms of -- the -- the fake news, the efforts to push negative news, by the russians, whether there was any coordination in that tefrt to target that. to, to identify, where, where, it would be useful to push stories up. and people's social media feeds. i am not saying that's what took place. but the russians use variety of method to influence not only our elections but in europe. if there was a data, analytical component to this in which there was some level of coordination. that we need to look into. to give you sort of an analogous, piece of, of evidence, here, in those e-mails very significant that don jr. says, hey, it would be most helpful to get this in the late summer. already talking about timing. if there was coordination on the
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timing of the pushing of either negative stories or false stories, by russian social media, trolls, that is something we need to know. but here, you know i think you have quite plainly in the four corners of the e-mail that have now been reap lealeased. authenticity not in question. you have three central campaign people, indeed three of the most important people in the trump campaign who go to the meeting with the full expect taegs of getting help from the russian government. and indeed have sent a signal to the russian government they would welcome it. indeed love it. they have also made a comment about the timing that would be useful. and they have talked ta bout frankly admitted how disapin the they'd were that in this particular meeting they didn't get, didn't get the dirt, help they've wanted from the russians. so, are there issues whether there was a potential conspiracy to violate u.s. election laws? that is certainly very real issue that need to beep investigated. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. stains happen...
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seth doane reports from the netherlands. >> reporter: 27 years later it is still a mystery. thieves targeted some of the highest value art from boston's isabella stewart gardner museum. leaving behind empty frames. a tide up security guard. and few clues. major art theften boston overnight. two thieves posing as police officers overpowered museum guard. >> the 13 stolen masterpieces valued at half a billion dollars included a rembrandt, and a vermeer. >> i am 100% sure they're in ireland. 100% sure. no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: an audacious claim to make after nearly three decade. but art investigator, arthur brand alleges his lead push to the irish republican army. >> we are focusing on the ira. we have had, talks with former members of the ira. and after a few gins, fuinness.
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you can see in their eyes they know more. >> how do weep believe you? >> well, i have a track record. we have found some pieces back. before, let's give this a shot. >> brand's highest profile find came working with german police to recover bronze horse statues, which stood in front of adolf hitler's grand chancellory building. he helped recover salvador dali's adolescence. >> how is the stolen art used? >> use it as payment for drug deals, for arm deals, some times use it for like, art napping. kidnap paintingsened and they use it as -- to get lesser sentence. >> to find pieces on the black market. brand claims to have brokered deals with terrorist groups, the mafia, and a slew of shady characters. >> one night you have the police, insurance companies,
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collectors, on the other hand you have the criminals, the art thieves and the forgers. so, these are two different kind of, world. and they dupe not communicate. so i put myself in the middle. >> this was all damaged. >> recently recovered this art stolen from a museum in his native holland. >> for the netherlands and for the town, these paintings are their history. >> ronald dihaur is restoring damaged works. >> to see it like this is quite a change. >> the paintings had been stolen in 2005 from the west freeze museum in the quaint town. 11 years later thanks to lead grandfathered to ukraine. 5 of 24 pieces were returned with great fanfare. >> out here, it is now the museum director.
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>> they stole a catalog of 17th century dutch masters. >> you have left these empty frames as the a reminder? protest. >> why a proest? >> art crime. well there isn't any one dead. okay it is art. brand says folks should take it serious. interpoll rates art crime as the third grow eest trade. >> when you steal rembrandt, van gogh, it is heritage. belongs to me, you, viewers. >> the museum is offering the $10 million reward. welcomes any efforts to get the stolen work back. when weep asked about brands, leads. they're not new. we have covered them years ago. >> the museum its skeptical. saying that it is dead ends. >> yeah, what, what -- if it is a dead end.
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>> navigating this underworld requires patience. a bit of luck, and, a fair share of bravado. >> i heard you say i don't care about the reward money. they can been me a beer. i have a hard time believing that. this on solve lem, not money, it's about something more. >> yeah, yeah, if you sell these to a gardner. theft, after 27 years. >> an irresistible challenge for what so far has been an unsolvable mystery. i'm seth doane in the netherlands. >> from stolen art to stolen valor. it is people who falsely claim military service in matle. this one veteran dedicated himself off to exposing the frauds. jeff glor has his story. >> basically a memorial tribute to all my friend who pass add way overseas. >> the show american idol
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featured a contestant with a sympathetic story. >> we were on mission in iraq. we came across an ied, ied exploded. >> matt farmer served in iraq was never injured in battle. later at mitts it was all lies. in a lemter to the web soochlt. when weep had american idol it pretty much started this whole thing. awe all guardian of valor mail be the president's most stubborn detective. >> from his south carolina basement. he murkz day and night. >> we had family members turn their family members in. kralsy some times. sons turn their dads in. dads turn their sons in. wild. awe off the web seat features hall of shame. >> my son would look to meet you. admires guy in the army. this man claiming to be an army ranger challenged while
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shopping. >> where did you go to basic training. >> infantry. >> viewed 6 million times on youtube. >> why its your flag so low. should be up here. >> do you get mad, feel sorry for them? >> originally, felt angry. sorry for some of them. t is just i don't feel anything. i just know that i am protection what our brothers and sisters have earned overseas. >> false claims of battlefield glory made, long as there is war. >> but as you can see from the on line videos. can escalate in intensity. >> barack it up, guys. awe all some of the work can come off as the work of vin lane tee. >> it can beat dangerous. if some body is falsely accused. >> we never have. >> you don't consider yourself a vigilante.
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>> not at all. don't chase the people. >> here in the army. we give them all a chance to explain to themselves. what's up with the zmog. >> standard issue canine. >> very important to veterans integrity of the military award system be protected. >> the representative of the 2.2 americans of the work as a service to the men and women who fought honorably. >> honor is important. we dent look kindly on those, who lie, steal, cheat. >> flag, certificate. >> anderson served 13 and a half years including a tour in afghanistan. funds the site through donations. he can spend years. unless he is 100%. >> i have got six, seven guys constantly working the e-mails. >> this is upsite downed. >> people never return. the attraction of -- of the glory is, is just too great forsome people.
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there was a remarkable feat of heroism on a florida beach. rip currents pulled several swimmers out to sea. more than 80 people linked hand to bring them back alive. mark strassmann has the story. >> reporter: these gulf waters look calm right now. but just how people remember the same waters looking when this beach was in crisis. a dangerous riptide lurked just offshore. and suddenly the heads of nine people were bobbing in the water, desperate for help. they got it. >> they told us they were drowning. scared me. >> jessica simmons stepped up in the crisis because somebody had to. >> we have people, running to us. >> she saw people overmatch by a ripti riptide. 100 yard offshore. >> they kept yelling at us. help us. help us. we can't do it. we can't do it.
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>> did you know they were in trouble? >> yes, i knew they weren trouble. >> brothers noah and steven, the first two people drapd in 15 feet of water. roberta their mother. >> i seen my husband. my mama, oldest daughter. and my youngest daughter. didn't see my boys. screaming, drying, stuck. >> the family and other people swam out to rescue the boys but they became strand too. as the drcell phone shows. people linked arm to create a human chain. 80 people in all. jessica simmons and husband daring both strong swimmers, swam out. with the help of a surfboard, guided victims, one bite one to the human chain and safety. >> it scared, the living day lights of me. >> they spent 20 minutes floundering in the riptide. >> water over my head. getting to where i couldn't feel the ground. it was scaring me. i kept taking water in.
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>> the video shows the tabitha making it to shore. all people survived. including 67-year-old, barbara france. she had a heart attack, and rescued unconscious. she is roberta's mother. see is doing fine. >> did you think we would survive? >> i knew. i was going to make sure. >> not on your watch. >> not on my watch. not on my watch. >> a beach full strangers in a moment of despair. because the theydid, nine people are arrive today. >> we liven a world, we have so much going on around. everybody is battling over politics, racism. tell you that was over 20 different races on the beach. came together like that. >> lifeguard had gone home. police were here, waiting for a rescue boat to show up. people here on the beach. didn't know people were running out of time. some struggling in the water.
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for half an hour. that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for this thursday. from the cbs b b bfr captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, july 13th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." investigators in a small pennsylvania town make a grim discovery in the case of four missing men. >> this is a homicide. make no mistake about it. we just don't know how many homicides. american in paris. president trump arrives in france for bastille day celebrations as the russia controversy follows him. and united airlines is making a change it hopes will

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