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was shot. as for baghdadi's whereabouts, u.s. officials and syrian defense forces we were with told us he's thought to be hiding out in the desert wastelands of syria or iraq. but the video itself provides little indication of his current location. this first video message in five years not only shows that baghdadi is alive but he's still exerting control over the group and his message, the caliphate may have been defeated but the isis network continues to expand across the globe. jeff? >> all right, charlie, thank you very much. rod rosenstein submitted his
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resignation today, saying he is grateful to the president. the deputy attorney general leaves office may 11th. rosenstein wrote the memo president trump used to justify the firing of fbi director james comey. rosenstein also appointed robert mueller as special counsel of the russia investigation. boeing's ceo dennis muilenburg today survived a challenge by shareholders who want him out. he also took reporters' questions for the first time since two 737 max crashes that killed 346 people. he defended the jet's design. kris van cleave was there. >> reporter: with protesters outside holding pictures of those killed in 737 max crashes, boeing ceo dennis muilenburg said the plane will be safe to fly after they've fixed the jet's troubled mcas anti-stall system. >> it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. >> reporter: in both max crashes investigators believe a sensor malfunction triggered the
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anti-stall system, repeatedly pushing the nose down. the second crash in march prompted the worldwide grounding of the plane and investigations into its approval by the faa. but muilenburg is standing by the max's design. >> the mcas system as originally designed did meet our design and safety analysis criteria. >> you couldn't have possibly designed a system that would activate 21 times, pushing the nose of the plane down to the point of an unrecoverable dive. >> there are multiple contributing factors. there are factors that we can control in the design and in this case that common link related to the mcas system and its activation. we're going to break that link, and this will prevent accidents like this from happening again. >> would the accident have happened without mcas, though? you call it a link. >> it's a chain of events. there is no singular item. it's a chain of events. >> reporter: carefully chosen words as boeing faces mounting losses. at least a billion dollars and counting. as well as several lawsuits including one on behalf of ten canadians killed in the
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ethiopian crash. paul njoroge lost his wife and three kids. >> those six minutes will forever be embedded in my mind. i was not there to help them. i couldn't save them. >> reporter: boeing admitted late today an indicator light in the cockpit that could have warned pilots of that critical malfunction was supposed to be standard on all max jets but wasn't activated in many of them. it was an admission that caught even regulators by surprise. jeff? >> interesting questions there and answers. kris van cleave, thank you very much. john singleton died today after being taken off life support. singleton directed, wrote, and produced groundbreaking movies. he suffered a stroke this month. he was just 51. vladimir duthiers has more on his work. >> we got a problem here? we got a problem? >> can we have one night where there's no fighting and nobody gets shot? >> reporter: jong singleton's debut film "boyz in the hood"
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was nominated for two academy awards, including best director in 1992, making him the first african-american filmmaker and at age 24 the youngest ever to be nominated. >> why is there a gun shop on almost every corner in this community? >> why? >> for the same reason that there's a liquor store on every corner in the black community. why? they want us to kill ourselves. >> reporter: with authentic, gritty accuracy the movie captured the violent and gang-infested streets of south central l.a., a neighborhood singleton grew up in and left behind. >> in film school they always say write what you know. and what do i know? i know south central los angeles. >> reporter: he went on to become a prolific writer, director, and producer, whose projects included more than ten films including "poetic justice" and "higher learning" along with several television series. today his family released a statement saying, "john was a loving father who believed in higher education, black culture, old school music, and the power
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we have learned the names of three of four people killed when a construction crane collapsed on saturday in seattle. 19-year-old sarah wong was a student at seattle pacific university. ironworkers andrew yoder and travis corbett were in their 30s. here's janet shamlian. >> reporter: this is the horrifying moment a construction crane begins to topple over, crushing cars and cartwheeling across a busy street. >> what the [ bleep ]? >> reporter: a separate time lapse video shows the crane before the crash, swaying in gusting winds. >> it was so loud that you felt it, right? so i mean the ground shook when it hit.
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and it just -- oh, my god. >> reporter: among the victims two ironworkers and a college student, sarah wong. a mother and her 4-year-old daughter somehow made it out of a crushed car with only minor injuries. seattle has almost 60 active cranes, the most in the nation. a building bonanza fueled by a growing tech workforce. the saturday crash was atop a new google office. >> it's very concerning because you never know when it's going to happen and how to really prepare except to run. >> reporter: experts say washington state has some of the nation's strictest rules for operating cranes. a labor department report found an average of 44 crane-related deaths a year in the u.s. between 2011 and 2015. none were in seattle. >> no one should ever have to go to work and not come home from their job. >> reporter: authorities say four companies are under investigation in a probe expected to take months. mercer street is back open at
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this hour. it is a major artery here in seattle. some 60,000 cars drive it each day. jeff, tonight there are questions whether this road should in some way have been restricted as that massive crane was being disassembled. >> good questions. all right, janet, thank you very much. still ahead here tonight, is this the spy who came in from the cold water? puts care
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joe biden traveled to pittsburgh today for his first public rally as a 2020 presidential candidate and focused on a possible match-up with president trump. >> the president has his base. we need a president who works for all americans. if i'm going to be able to beat donald trump in 2020, it's going to happen here. it's going to happen here. [ cheers and applause ] in western pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania seen as a must-win for democrats next year. this could be a whale of a spy tale. you guys are killing me with the whale copy tonight. a beluga whale was found in arctic norway wearing a harness which had a camera mount and the words "equipment of st. petersburg." the norwegians think it may have been trained by the russian navy
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for spy missions. when we come back, the pilot trying to inspire the next generation. >> dr. stanley: remember this: cannot change the laws of god.
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when he has visited you in some form of adversity and he brings you through that, that's like he has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music]
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we take you to the skies for our final story tonight. your pilot wants everyone to share his passion. here's michelle miller. >> be solid on there. >> reporter: for as long as 18-year-old daivon lee can remember, he's dreamed of soaring high. >> i looked up, saw an airplane. i said, "mom, i want to fly that one day." it's just been a passion with me ever since. >> so you're going to turn
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right. >> reporter: now pilot jerome stanislaus is taking him under his wing. >> all right. yo, man, that's a perfectly coordinated turn. >> reporter: growing up, stanislaus also found an interest in flying. but he didn't have the same guidance. >> i told myself that i would never probably be a pilot because i actually never saw a pilot that looked like myself. >> reporter: just over 2.5% of aircraft pilots and flight engineers are african-american according to the bureau of labor statistics. so last year stanislaus started giving free flights, often to kids of color. >> aviation is just -- it's a very expensive career to get into. so it's definitely a barrier. >> reporter: he's part of fly for the culture, a non-profit that promotes inclusion in aviation. when you take a kid up for the first time, you see their reaction. >> oh, it's priceless. >> this is the best day of my life! >> reporter: 6-year-old boogie and 3-year-old brother tyler landed with mixed reaction.
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>> it was fun. >> it was fun? what's going on with your little brother? >> knocked out. >> reporter: you might want to be a pilot when you grow up? >> yeah. >> reporter: why? you fell asleep in the back. >> yeah. >> reporter: why do you do it? >> because i love it. i'm sorry. >> reporter: it's okay. >> i'm sorry. you know, i really wanted to be able to make a difference. and this is how i do it. you know, it's like my purpose. >> reporter: a purpose that's already made a difference. michelle miller, cbs news, farmingdale, new york. >> that is the overnight news for this tuesday. for some of you 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 jeff glor.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. authorities in southern california say they've uncovered a terror plot to set off a string of bombs in and around los angeles. the goal according to the fbi was to inflict mass casualties. the suspect who's under arrest is a u.s. army combat veteran. jonathan vigliotti has the story. >> reporter: prosecutors say mark domingo wanted to blow up a bomb at this past weekend's planned white nationalist rally in long beach, california. >> we believe he was conducting an attack to weaken the united
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states and retaliate against americans for what he perceived to be violence incurred by u.s. actions around the world. >> reporter: domingo, a 26-year-old army veteran, recently converted to islam, and according to prosecutors went through a rapid radicalization, especially after last month's mosque killings in new zealand. on march 3rd he wrote online, "america needs another vegas event to kick off civil unrest," referring to the october 2017 mass shooting in las vegas that left 58 people dead. an fbi operative noticed and an investigation was launched. >> mr. domingo said he wanted to kill jews as they walked to synagogue. he wanted to kill and target police officers. attack a military facility or attack crowds at the santa monica pier. >> reporter: but when a white nationalist shot and killed 50 muslims in new zealand, domingo said he wanted retribution. >> he allegedly purchased several hundred three-inch-long nails to be used in ieds as
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shrapnel, specifically because the nails were long enough to penetrate the human body and puncture internal organs. >> reporter: friday night he and the fbi operative walked through the park in long beach ahead of the rally looking for a place to plant a bomb. he was arrested when he took possession of what he thought was an ied. it was a dummy device. well, the fbi believes domingo was working alone. they do worry about how quickly he went from talk about violence to trying to kill people. it's what's known as the flash to bang effect. the fbi this evening calling on everyone who sees any violent chatter online to report it. southern california was already on edge after the weekend shooting at a synagogue that left one person dead and three others hurt. police say they were tipped off to the attack but didn't have time to respond. david begnaud has the very latest. >> reporter: the mourners packed the chabad of poway synagogue, somber, grief-stricken and defiant. the wounded, including rabbi
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yisroel goldstein and those who live through the terror, came to honor the memory of lori kaye. >> lori was cut down because of who she is. >> reporter: today the fbi acknowledged that at least one tip came in about five minutes before the attack. about a threatening post on social media. but there were no specifics on who made the post or the location being targeted. police say 19-year-old john earnest came to this synagogue filled with hate. he wrote a manifesto promoting anti-semitic views and attacks on jews. authorities believe he also set fire to a mosque last month. the suspect's family released a statement r5eding in part, "how our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us. our heavy hearts will forever go out to the victims and survivors." what would you say to the 19-year-old young man? >> i couldn't face him. i was centimeters away from being shot from this monster,
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from this terrorist. there's no redemption for this. >> reporter: there were heroic acts. this attack could have been far worse were it not for heroes like oscar stewart, a military veteran who served in iraq. >> i stopped midway, mid-step, turned around and went towards the gunfire. they say i saved lives. i don't know if i saved any lives. i just did what i did. [ applause ] >> reporter: then there was the face of courage and defiance in the youngest victim, 8-year-old noya dohan, struck in the face and leg by shrapnel. >> i don't think anybody should go through it, no matter like what age. because you're supposed to like love, not hate. >> sing it out. ♪ god bless america ♪ my home sweet home
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[ applause ] >> reporter: lori's sister is at the podium peaking now. so many of the speakers have talked about lori being a person of peace. jeff, lori's husband spoke a short time ago and talked about a peace pole in her front yard, and on that pole for every visitor to see was the saying "may peace prevail on this earth." well, the people who run boeing say they've come up with a software fix that will keep the 737 max 8 jetliner from plunging into the ground. some pilots are skeptical, though. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: with protesters outside holding pictures of those killed in 737 max crashes boeing ceo dennis muilenbur said the plane will be safe to play after they've fixed the jet's troubled mcas anti-stall system. >> it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. >> reporter: in both max crashes investigators believe a sensor malfunction triggered the anti-stall system, repeatedly pushing the nose down. the second crash in march prompted the worldwide grounding
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of the plane and investigations into its approval by the faa. carefully chosen words as boeing faces mounting losses. at least a billion dollars and counting as well as several lawsuits including one on behalf of ten canadians killed in the ethiopian crash. paul njoroge lost his wife and three kids. >> those six minutes will forever be embedded in my mind. i was not there to help them. i couldn't save them. >> reporter: boeing admitted late today an indicator light in the cockpit that could have warned pilots of that critical malfunction was supposed to be standard on all max jets but wasn't activated in many of them. it was an admission that caught even regulators by surprise. the measles outbreak continues to spread. more than 700 cases have been reported this year in 22 states. thankfully so far no one has died. dr. jon lapook reports. >> reporter: more than 70% of the 704 measles infections have occurred in people who are not
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vaccinated. the epicenter right now is in one state. dr. nancy messonnier is with the cdc. >> the outbreaks in new york city and new york state with the largest and longest outbreaks we've seen since measles has been eliminated. >> reporter: the cases have occurred primarily in orthodox jewish communities, and the cdc is putting the blame squarely on anti-vaccination groups. >> the outbreaks in new york are being fueled by myths and misinformation that is leading people to not get vaccinated. undervaccination in these communities is clearly what's driving these outbreaks. >> reporter: one of the groups is called peach, and they've been distributing anti-vik scene pamphlets in jewish communities. >> these women have received information that terrifies them. >> reporter: bliema marcus is orthodox jewish and a nurse-practitioner at memorial sloan-kettering. do you think that the orthodox jewish community is being specifically targeted? >> they're definitely being targeted. people are getting magazines they've never asked for, coming right up to their door.
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they're getting robo calls warning them ton vaccinate. >> reporter: for marcus the answer is non-judgmental education. >> the anti-vacsers have dug really deep and women have a lot of good questions now but we have good answers too.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." so is your phone spying on you and if so do you care? as you'll see in this piece, some people don't. a cbs news investigation found that many of the apps on your cell phone collect location data which is sold to advertisers. it's a $21 billion a year market. and now a growing list of lawmakers and tech leaders insist it must be regulated. tony dokoupil shows you us how it all works. >> reporter: here's a story for you. i recently spoke with a young tech worker whose job was he says to buy daily location data on some 80 million americans.
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he recently quit that business, though, telling us the industry was failing to secure the information. he was afraid to be recognized on camera, but instead he gave us a list of contacts so we could experience this secretive trade for ourselves. >> your submission has been received. >> reporter: over the winter we began calling, e-mailing -- >> send. >> reporter: -- and text our way into the location data business. >> so we're looking for i guess you call it device i.d.s with lat long time stamps. >> reporter: location data typically comes from apps that log the movements of a person's phone. often people aren't even aware of the terms and conditions of these programs allow the information to be collected. the data is then sold to aggrega aggregateors who in turn sell it to advertisers looking for consumer trends. >> i'll send you an e-mail and also call. >> reporter: we wanted to know wholesale gets a hold of that information. >> here we go. >> reporter: six major data companies pitched us their product. >> okay. >> reporter: unaware they were actually talking to a
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journalist. >> the bread crumbing effect? what is that? >> reporter: one company promised to track people as often as every seven seconds. another said they could prove the quality of the data by tracking my phone. still another pledged to deliver people's location in real time. and all promised information on tens of millions of phone users every day including at home. with a few e-mails and a phone call we got this sample of data showing the movements of more than 1,500 phones over the course of a single day. in one of the richest zip codes in america, greenwich, connecticut. >> and the fact you were able to get so much data on the american citizens that live up here is quite disturbing. >> reporter: adam scottwant studies big data at the john jay college of criminal justice. he helped us analyze the risks in a neighborhood like this one. >> that is a big house. wow. >> private separate wing. >> wow. >> reporter: no names or phone numbers are tied to the data but it was easy to figure out who each phone belongs to based on where they spend their nights here in greenwich.
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it's a place that invests heavily in privacy and security but this data allowed us to go beyond all, that to follow as people moved through the community and at some of these larger homes we could even track as people moved from room to room. one phone pinged in the morning inside a $7 million mansion. the person then visited a country club before heading downtown and returning home. another phone pinged someone's location 231 times as he or she left home for an hour to run an errand. >> this is a very large sample set. >> reporter: want explained how this could be valuable information to a potential criminal. >> if you're able to monitor your target, your mark, and you're able to tell when they're driving, when they're not, perhaps when they're having an affair with their mistress, it becomes much easier to take advantage of them and extorexto. >> it's xromdsing information. >> it's completely compromising information. >> reporter: but it's legal. no law limits the use of this
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data though there have been calls for regulation. in a "time" magazine op-ed apple ceo tim cook called on the feds to rein in data brokers and allow the consumers to track the transaction that's are bundled and sold their data. we wanted to find out how the people being tracked feel about all this. >> is he coming home soon? >> i don't know. i'm not sure. >> reporter: of the two homeowners we were able to reach one told us he was alarmed but didn't want to appear on camera. the other's reaction caught us by surprise. >> we want to make you aware that a phone in this household is being tracked in real time by a data location company. and we want to invite you to see the data and respond if you'd like. >> why would i care? i don't think i want to do it. i'm not worried about it. >> you're not worried about it? >> no. >> these phones are treasure troefz. >> reporter: want warns many americans aren't worried about the consequences of sharing their data. >> if i followed him down the street he'd be looking over his shoulder and he'd ask me to
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stop. but his phone is following him just the same way and sending that data to some database most likely. >> it is. he is willfully ignoring the security risk and the privacy risks of carrying the phone for the convenience it provides him. now, most cell phones allow to you turn off your location services. that should stop any app from tracking you. but of course you have to turn it back on if you want to get the weather or order an uber. the "cbs overnight news" will be
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so when it comes to air travel getting to your destination on time is probably what's most important, right? for a growing number of airlines getting there in style matters too. united airlines is the latest to undergo a transformation. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: when united airlines brought up the lights on its new look, it was a change years in the making and for the plane it took nine days to get the old paint stripped away and the new look to come to life thanks to 134 gallons of paint. the tail and its globe now boast three shades of blue. the name united got big yef and bolder. the gold line along the bottom is out. and it's in with the new blue swoop. >> it symbolizes who we are about connecting people and uniting the world. >> reporter: united ceo oscar
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munoz. >> we're a much more energetic and exciting airline than we were a few years ago. everything we've done symbolizes something about the spirit of united that we're trying to create. >> reporter: when united and continental merged in 2010, they kept the united name and the continental paint job. it was the fastest way to get all the planes to say united. but the look dates back to 1991. though it did come with its own theme song. ♪ the bright eest spot in the sky ♪ >> airlines want to stand out in a crowd. this is why they invest time and money to make their planes look great. >> reporter: industry analyst henry hart attended the unveiling. he points out airlines have been at the forefront of design with their memorable logos and looks for decades. think pan-am or twa. >> depend on twa. >> reporter: logos that live on long after the airlines. >> it matters more to the airline and to its employees than the traveler. travelers tend to pick an airline for more pragmatic
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reasons. on-time performance, destination, price. an airline looks good, they want you to feel good about what you're buying. >> reporter: for airlines their livery is a globe-trotting billboard. usually for themselves but sometimes a movie or even hello kitty. but it can also be a flying canvas rising like a renoir against the sky. pieces of art painstakingly hand painted by a dozen or more people. after southwest became the number one carrier in louisiana this 737 spent nearly 12 days and 1,900 man-hours being turned into a flying state flag. its pelican has a wing span of 82 feet. louisiana one is the 12th southwest state themed plane. american wanted to recognize its roots, painting a plane in the colors of every airline that came together to make the world's largest carrier. one 737 will carry the airline's old tribar look. others include icons of the past. twa, u.s. air, and america west. keeping those old looks flying
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also protects american's copyrights on those brands. but perhaps the picasso of plane painting is jetblue. they have nearly a dozen different tail fin designs and 17 planes sporting unique looks from sports teams to blueprints. >> it is art in the sky. it's art on the ground. it brings a lot of joy to our customers and to our crew members. >> reporter: vp of marketing elizabeth windram is kind of jetblue's patron of the arts. >> you have to paint your plane anyway. you might as well do something fun with it that brings joy to people. >> reporter: when the airline decided to fly to palm springs they wanted to go retro, but jetblue isn't even 20 yet. so they couldn't just van go back in time. >> a lot of airlines have retro jets. we weren't able to have a receiptio jet. and we said sure we can if we use our imagination. we had to sort of reverse engineer and 3457b8g what jetblue would have looked like if we'd been around in the 1960s. >> reporter: united's new look
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will roll out over the next several years. the cost to paint a plane varies but 5 and can top $100,000. the paint job's going to be around for at least seven years. from art in the skies to art in the galleries. steve hartman found awn likely success story on the road. >> so now what i have to do is use the ratio and proportion -- >> reporter: to hear him talk you'd think detroit artist richard phillips was some kind of highly trained master. >> into an abstract. >> reporter: the fact is this is his first exhibit and the man will be 73 next month. >> can you believe we're even having this conversation? >> no. i can't believe it. >> he is america's most unlikely art phenom. >> you could have never imagined this. >> no. >> i'm just a young kid from the ghett ghettos that's been through hell and high water and still here. >> reporter: before becoming
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celebrated richard was incarcerated. in 1971 he was arrested for murder. a murder we now know he didn't commit. to pass the time and temper the injustice he painted. >> it was something to do, occupy my mind. >> better than putting xs on a calendar. >> right. i could get into one of my paintings and be there for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: and that's how it was for 46 years, until he was exonerated last march. that's more time served than any other exoneree in u.s. history. unfortunately, after all that the state just sent him on his way, without so much as a bus ticket. now he's 73 with nothing but prison time on his resume. no one's going to hire a guy like that. in addition, the money he was supposed to get for wrongful incarcerati incarceration, that's all tied up in the courts. >> how are you going to survive? >> i really didn't know. i thought maybe that i was going to have to stand out somewhere
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with a cup and beg for nickels and dimes. >> reporter: but then richard thought of something he hadn't before. maybe there was a way for him to make a living. maybe he could sell his life's work. >> wow. >> reporter: hundreds and hundreds of watercolors. >> do you remember painting each one? >> every one. >> what's it like to have to sell them? >> it's painful. because they're like my children. >> reporter: his lawyer and good friend gaby silver says that's the real crime here. >> completely. those paintings. that is all that man owns that represents his life. >> reporter: which brings us to the most impressive thing about richard. >> i just dreamed a lot. >> reporter: despite mistreatment after mistreatment he has actually find a bright side in all of this. >> i could take my hard work and still make it in this world. >> reporter: his painedings are now selling for thousands of dollars. and it's all because after nearly half a century of
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wrongful imprisonment richard says there was no time left for self-pity. >> if you own one of these, you own a piece of history. i have to get that in there because th who doesn't love a deal?
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♪ it's tuesday, april 30th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news". bomb scare in new zealand. police find a suspected explosive device and ammunition in the same city where a gunman targeted mosques in a deadly shooting spree just last month. thwarted terror attack. an army veteran is accused of planning to bomb a white


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