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future of this country. the impeachment must go forward. >> now we turn to this story, because there are tragic new details tonight in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside her own home by a white police officer. we learn today the victim pulled out a gun, fearing for her own safety when she was shot by the officer wh ollafraa reports, the officer has been arrested but so far has not answered questions. >> reporter: the new details of the early saturday morning shooting captured on officer aaron dean's body camera were laid out in the police arrest warrant. in the warrant, investigators talked to atatiana jefferson's 8-year-old nephew, who witnessed the shooting. he told investigators jefferson heard noises coming from outside, and she took her handgun from her purse, pointed it towards the window. then jefferson was shot. >> it makes sense that she would have a gun if she felt that she was being threatened. >> reporter: jefferson and her nephew were home playing video games when the officers arrived
to investigate a neighbor's concern that the front door was open.ideo shows officers never identifying themselves. officer dean spots jefferson through her window, draws his gun, and fires. >> put your hands up! show me your hands! >> reporter: lee merritt is the jefferson family's attorney. >> former officer dean should be held accountable for a system that made a way for him. >> reporter: larhonda young agrees. she spent four years as a fort worth police officer. >> i think now you have rookies training rookies. they're teaching somebody else the same mistakes they're making every day. if that officer had simply knocked on theor, that young >> reporter: dean is out on bond and has hired an attorney, but fort worth police tell us he still has not talked to investigators. norah? >> all right, omar, thank you. tonight cbs news investigates medical clinics across the country advertising a
treatment some believe is a fountain of youth. well, they're selling hormone therapy as way to make people look and feel younger, but our investigation finds this may be putting patients at risk. here is dr. jon lapook. >> shook my hand and do you accept jesus? and i was out. >> reporter: last year at the age of 60, cindy kinder-binge was rushed to a hospital in indiana with a heart rate four times normal. >> i seriously thought i was not going to make it. >> reporter: two months earlier she had gone to the emergency room with palpitations. >> a cardiologist walks in and says who put you on thyroid medicine. >> reporter: kinder-binge had been prescribed thyroid hormones for menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, even though her thyroid blood levels were id. cardiolta because he believed it contributed to her irregular heartbeat. >> thousands of 25 again members -- >> reporter: kinder-binge was
treated by a nurse practitioner at a clinic called 25 again. hormones are touted as a way for patients to lose weight and feel younger, but across the country prescribing hormones like thyroid and testosterone to people with normal level, and it's not just 25 again. ultrasound technician leighann decker is a former employee of an ob-gyn in owensbro, kentucky. he prescribes testosterone to patients with normal levels. >> more and more practitioners have tried to jump on board when they see the cash being made from it. it's cash pay. it's easy money. >> they read about it. they see it. >> reporter: the doctor in kentucky and practitioner in indiana both attended seminars given by this man, dr. neal rouzier. rouzier has been promoting hormone replacement therapy for decades. >> i don't care about the number. i treat patients. >> reporter: during a 2016 deposition, he said he gives testosterone to patients even if
their levels are normal. testosterone is only fda-approved to treat men with low levels of testosterone. and some research suggests testosterone therapy may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. back in 2015, rouzier dismissed that concern. >> there is thousands of articles to show protection against heart attacks. >> reporter: but under oath in that deposition, he couldn't back up his claim that his approach to testosterone therapy is safe. >> have you now recollected any clinical trials in any of those exhibits that support the safety of giving testosterone therapy to men with normal testosterone levels? >> no. >> the problem is is a cardiologist at the cleveland clinic. he is leading an fda-mandated study to see if giving testosterone affects the risk of heart attack or stroke in men whose testosterone levels are low. >> there is no scientific basis for giving hormone therapy to people whose levels are already
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>> i believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand. >> reporter: he didn't want to start a feud, but lakers star firestorm halfway around the globe. protesters in hong kong burned and trampled his jersey, while here at home critics piled on. and lebron james memes are trending on twitter. the backlash followed a pre-game interview last night in los angeles. james criticized houston rockets gm daryl morey for a tweet supporting hong kong protesters which read fight for freedom, stand with hong kong. it was posted last week before the lakers played preseason games in china. >> so many people could have pfinanarmed, not only ionall spiritually. >> repor jy hisomme o twitter, e substance of the tweet, only the timing, writing morey could have waited a week to send it. the nba and james' sponsor nike have billions of dollars invested in china. usa today sports columnist dan
wilken. >> lebron james is obviously a huge global spokesperson. if relations between the nba and china are strained in any way, it does have an impact on the bottom line. >> reporter: still, many are now calling on the normally esrs or. norah? >> all right, jonathan, thank you. and we've got more news still ahead, including an actress' new role as a federal inmate. [upbeat music] no matter how much you clean, does your house still smell stuffy?
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trade. but in his hands, old discarded hoses become something much more. works of art. >> that's the one piece of equipment that's going to go into the fire every time. >> reporter: he first started turning strips of hose into stars and stripes in 2015. a simple firehouse decoration that caught on like, well, like wildfire. >> i got orders just blowing up. >> reporter: now they are displayed all across the country, including the local burger joint where paul takes his family. he's made more than 100 flags, many commissioned, each unique. this one commemorates a firefighter's life using a hose he once used. >> you get these tears in the hose. you get burn marks in the hose. >> reporter: character? >> yeah. i love the character. >> reporter: character and a call to duty, attributes he feels all of us can get behind. >> in the country right now, you know, there is a lot of divide. you know, you got the left, you got the right, but really, that's the one thing that really
unites us all. that's the banner we fly under. >> reporter: manuel bojorquez, cbs news, panama city beach. that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back for "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm norah o'donnell.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm nikki battiste. it was a crowded stage in ohio where a dozen democratic presidential contenders squared off in their fourth and biggest debate. this is the first democratic debate since the impeachment inquiry was launched into president trump. for joe biden, a big topic was the president's accusations about his son hunter biden and hi ties to ukraine. for bernie sanders, it was his first campaign event since a health scare just two weeks ago when he suffered a heart attack. all this as a new cbs news poll shows elizabeth warren gaining ground in several states. here is some of what the candidates had to say.
>> my son did nothing wrong. i did nothing wrong. i carried out the policy of the united states government. in rooting out in, in ukraine. and that's what we should be focusing on. and what i wanted to make a point about, my son's statement speaks for itself. he spoke about it today. my son's statement speaks for itself. what i think is important is we focus on why it's so important to remove this man from office. on the 17th -- look, the fact that george washington worried the first time he spoke after being elected president that what we had to worry about is foreign interference in our elections. it was the greatest threat to america. this president on three occasions, three occasions has invited foreign governments and heads of government to get engaged in trying to alter our elections. the fact is that it is outrageous. rudy giuliani, the president and his thugs have already proven
that they in fact are flat lying. what we have to do now is focus on donald trump. he doesn't want me to be the candidate. he is going after me because he knows if i get the nomination, i will beat him like a drum. >> turkey is not a u.s. ally when they invade another country and engage in mass slaughter. the crisis here like joe said and pete said is when you begin to betray people in terms of the kurds, 11,000 of them died fighting isis. 20,000 were wounded. and the united states said we're with you. we're standing with you. and then suddenly call with erd announced by tweet trump reverses that policy. now you tell me what country in the world will trust the word of
the president of the united states? in other words, what he has done is wreck our ability to do foreign policy, to do military policy because nobody in the world will believe this pathological liar. >> and senator warren said show me your budget, show me your tax plan and you'll show me your values. she has yet to describe her tax plan and whether or not that person i met would see a tax increase. under my administration, if you make less than $250,000 a year as a family, you will not see a tax increase. >> thank you, congressman. i want to give senator warren a chance to respond. >> so i'm really shocked at the notion that anyone thinks i'm punitive. look, i don't have a beef with billionaires. my problem is you made a fortune in america. you got out there and worked for it. good for you. but you built that fortune in america, i guarantee you built it using workers all of us gett
your goods to market on roads and bridges all of us help pay for. you built it in part at least protected by police and firefighters all of us help pay the salaries for. and all i'm saying is you make to it the top, the top 1/10 of 1%, then pitch in two cents so every other kid in america has a chance to make it. >> senator, senator castro? >> this is the sixth debate we have had in this presidentia cycle, and not nearly one word with all of these discussions about health care on women's access to reproductive health care, which is under full-on attack in america today, and it's outrageous. there are states that have passed laws that will virtually prevent women from having access to reproductive health care. and it not an exaggeration to say women will die. poor women, women of color will
die because these republican legislatures in these various states who are out of touch with america are telling women what to do with our bodies. women are the majority of the population in this country. people need to keep their hands off of women's bodies and let women make the decisions about their own lives. >> thank you, senator. >> and let's talk about that. that is a significant health care issue in america today. >> you know, we've got one shot to make donald trump a one-term president, and how we talk about each other in this debate actually really matters. i've had the privilege of working with or being friends with everybody on this stage. and tearing each other down because we have a different plan to me is unacceptable. i have seen this script before. d didn't work in 2016 and it will be disastrous for us in 2020. so i have a different plan than elizabeth warren. i have a different plan that many people on this stage, and it involves, again, fair taxes for the richest. we have a lot of work to do
there. but we've had 20 years of presidential debates, and we have never talked about the violence in america of child poverty. we have got to begin to talk more eloquently and more persuasively and urgently about doing the things not just to make sure that fair taxes are paid by people on the top, but that we deal with the moral obscenity of having the highest levels of child poverty in the industrial world. my plan will focus on that, and these are some of the issues we should be talking about. not defining ourselves by just what we're against, but we need to win this election by talking about who and what we are for. >> thank you, senator booker. >> the slaughter of the kurds being done by turkey is yet another negative consequence of the regime change war that we've been waging in syria. donald trump has the blood of the kurds on his hand, but so do many of the politicians in our country from both parties who have supported this ongoing regime change war in syria that started in 2011, along with many in the mainstream media who have
been championing and cheerleading this regime change war. not only that, but "new york times" and cnn have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war. just two days ago, "the new york times" put out an article saying that i'm a russian asset and an assad apologist and all these different smears. this morning a cnn commentator said on national television that i'm an asset of russia. completely despicable. as president i will end these regime change wars by doing two things, ending the draconian sanctions that are really a modern-day siege the likes of we are seeing saudi arabia wage against yemen that have caused tens and thousands of syrian civilians to die and to starve, and i would make sure that we stop supporting terrorists like al qaeda in syria who have been the ground force in this ongoing
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> the trump administration is scrambling to contain a turkish military invasion in northern syria just days after pulling u.s. troops out of the way, turkey, a nato ally is pressing forward with an offensive targeting kurdish fighters who were backed by the u.s. in the fight against isis. now syrian government forces backed by russia are retaking control of key cities in the region. charlie d'agata has more from iraq. >> reporter: with u.s. forces pulling back from the battlefier vacuum. those are russian flags flying on military vehicles right beside syrian regime flags near the city of manbij, a flash
point near the turkish border where u.s. troops were present just days ago. video posted by russian tv channels showed what appeared to be the abandoned u.s. military base there. entering tents to show soldiers' living spaces, half-eaten food, stocked refrigerators, a few personal belongings, suggesting they left in a hurry.olpled to keep syrian regime troops and turkish forces apart while russian diplomats are now brokering talks between kurdish forces and the government of syrian president bashar al assad. russia joined the war in 2015 when the syrian regime was on the brink of collapse. russian president vladimir putin's hardware, fighter jets, troops, drones turned the tide. since then, the united states nd russia have cooperated in order to avoid any direct conflict. facing the rapidly evolving
situation on the ground, cbs news has now learned the u.s. military has begun airlifting equipment out of syria. they're taking place at the sprawling airfield near kobani and another near hasakah. >> for more perspective on syria and what the trump administration plans to do next, norah o'donnell spoke to "face the nation" moderator margaret brennan on the "cbs evening the way to turkey to end the bloodshed yet turkey's president says he is never going to end. what is the strategy? >> there is no broader strategy. officials that i have spoken with have told me that the president doesn't appreciate the implications of his decision to quickly pull back, pull out of syria, and in fact some members of his national security team described it as a demolition of u.s. power in the region that only benefits russia, the assad regime, iran, and isis because it further destabilizes the
region. now the administration does recognize the sanctions it put on turkey yesterday have not stopped turkey at all, but they did get president erdogan's attention. it was after that that he agreed to take a team of u.s. negotiators, including vice president pence. so the focus right now is on this ceasefire. it's not clear what it would h? >> really interesting as russia appears to be growing stronger. margaret, thank you. another marathon day of testimony on capitol hill in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into president trump. nancy cordes has the latest. >> reporter: house democrats are back. too it was deputy secretary of state george kent. in an email to colleagues back
in march, kent slammed what he called a "fake news driven smear" against the u.s. ambassador to ukraine, a smear lawyer, rudy giuliani. >> and we were blocked by the ambassador, who eventually got fired. >> reporter: her firing opened the door for giuliani and gordon sondland, the u.s. ambassador to the eu, to directly push ukraine's leaders to investigate the president's campaign rival joe biden and his son. in dramatic testimony yesterday, the president's former top russia adviser, fiona hill, told lawmakers that the rogue ukraine operation outraged the president's former national security adviser, john bolton, who likened it to a drug deal and urged her to inform the nsc's top lawyer, adding giuliani's a hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up. returning republicans railed against the impeachment probe. but as evidence piles up, their defense of mr. trump has become more muted.
was it appropriate for the president to urge a foreign power to investigate his campaign rival? >> i think that's the question, you know. people -- other people may have done this differently. >> reporter: today was the subpoena deadline for giuliani to hand over documents to congress. instead, he sehe one-page letter calling the inquiry illegitimate, and tonight the president's office saying they won't comply either we're learning more about the deadly shooting of a black woman inside her texas home by a white officer who opened fire through a window. fort worth police revealed new details from an arrest warrant about the moments before the gunfire. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: the new details of the early saturday morning shooting captured on officer aaron dean's body camera were laid out in the police arrest warrant. in the warrant, investigators talked to atatiana jefferson's 8-year-old nephew, who witnessed the shooting. he told investigators jefferson
heard noises coming from outside, and she took her handgun from her purse, pointed it towards the window. then jefferson was shot. >> it makes sense that she would have a gun if she felt that she was being threatened. >> reporter: jefferson and her nephew were home playing video games when the officers arrived to investigate a neighbor's concern that the front door was open. body cam video shows officers never identifying themselves. officer dean spots jefferson through her window, draws his gun, and fires. >> put your hands up! show me your hands! [ gunshot ] >> former officer dean is certainly responsible and should be held accountable, but so should the system that made a way for him. >> reporter: larhonda young agrees. she spent four years as a fort worth police officer. >> i think now you have rookies training rookies. they're teaching somebody else the same mistakes they're making every day. if that officer had simply knocked on the door, that young lady would be alive today.
>> reporter: dean is out on bond and has hired an attorney, but fort worth police tell us he still has not talked to investigators. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ok i'll admit. i didn't keep my place as clean as i would like 'cuz i'm way too busy. who's got the time to chase around down dirt, dust and hair? so now, i use heavy duty swiffer sweeper and dusters. for hard-to-reach places, duster makes it easy to clean.
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the report claims one in nine had safety recall issues including problems linked to death and injuries. consumer investigative correspondent anna werner has the details. >> in 2015, autonation said it would no longer sell used cars with open safety recalls, but it reversed course the next year, and pirg says it's been looking into how many unrepaired used cars are sold to consumers. but this issue isn't limited to autonation. we checked in with a florida car dealer we met three years ago who says it's still a problem nationwide. >> reporter: in lake park, florida, dealer earl walks through a lot that he owns but refuses to sell because they have defective takata air bags. >> if i can't sell a car that i would sell to my own family, i'm not going to sell the car. >> reporter: stewart estimates he has lost close to $600,000 on those cars over the past three years because he can't get the parts to fix them. >> we have to hold those cars until the takata air bag is
available to fix it. so i'm suffering a huge amount. most of that, half a million dollars plus is from depreciation. >> reporter: but other dealers do sell cars with safety recalls. a new report from the u.s. public interest research group surveyed 28 autonation dealerships around the country and says of 2,400 used cars for sale, one out of nine had unrepaired safety recalls. some were takata air bag and general motors ignition switches linked to injuries and deaths. adam garber co-authored the report. >> these recalls range from explosive takata air bags to steering malfunctions to seat belt problems that could put the lives of drivers, passengers and others on the road at risk, even before the purchaser got home. >> reporter: in 2015, autonation said it would no longer sell any vehicle used or new with an open safety recall. >> just going to put the customer first and the customer's safety first. >> reporter: that was former ceo
mike jackson on cnbc. >> you better care about recalls. i think the industry has to get its act together around recalls, and we want to do our part. >> reporter: but a little over a year later, autonation reversed course and resumed selling vehicles with active recalls. jackson told automotive news with the trump administration, there is no way that that issue is going to be addressed from a regulatory point of view. >> autonation advertises that these processes are worry-free, and they're not worry-free if i have a car with a takata air bag in it. that's something i'm probably pretty worried about. >> reporter: autonation told us it has not had the opportunity to see the u.s. pirg report, but disputed its accuracy, saying it repairs the cars if it has the parts or holds the cars if instructed to by manufacturers. for cars it does sell with unrepaired recalls, the company disure.enator richard blumenthal, who is pushing
legislation to outlaw the sale of used cars with unrepaired defects says disclosure isn't enough. >> disclosure is really no substitute for repair. the dealers who say disclosure is a substitute for repair ignore the plain facts that unsafe vehicles are a menace, not only to the passengers and drivers but to other motorists. >> reporter: autonation says it fully come plplies with all lawd any suggestion it is knowingly seeking to mislead consumers is entirely unfounded. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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we end tonight with a mysterious piece of mail that left neighbors stunned in a town in wisconsin. in it, a man's dying last wish and a valuable life lesson. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: normally, no one wants to receive an unsolicited letter from an attorney, yet that's exactly what some residents of ripen, wisconsin received in their mailbox. >> i open it up and i read it and no. >> we were shocked. >> d nthat ii'going e s outound i it>>de estate of dennis valstad. dennis, who at one point owned the local dry-cleaner died a few months ago at theople, dennis so be a man of modest means.
but he secretly amassed a small fortune, although it wasn't just the size of his estate that brought us here. it was the directions he left behind. for what to do with it. this is don jorgenson. >> i have a bunch of his stuff in here. >> reporter: executor of the state. >> provision number five, the sum of $500,000 to be divided equally to the individuals that attend my funeral. >> reporter: that's all you had to do is show up? >> yeah. >> reporter: that's it. just attend the church service or set foot in the funeral home and sign the registry and his money was yours. of course, no one in ripon knew this in advance, and he had no wife or kids, so there was no reason to expect a large turnout. >> he was probably a loner. >> oh, very much so. he was lonely. >> reporter: to that point, he also found dennis'sewar's lution. >> live a life that is pleasing to god. >> that's things he wanted to accomplish this year?
>> yeah. find true friends. not be lonely. >> reporter: those people who did love him enough to attend his funeral, this was a thank you? >> yeah. >> reporter: he would have been pleasantly surprised? >> darn right he would. >> reporter: this is the registry. dennis may not have had a lot of close friends, but he was endlessly kind, and all these people appreciated that. 270 of them attended his services. now each one will get about $1800. >> here's the interesting part. >> reporter: and this bonus. >> it's going to motive people to be more giving, more loving, more understanding. >> reporter: and that's tt's thl gift here? >> yeah. >> reporter: that reminder. >> yep. >> reporter: that although a funeral is an important time to show someone you care, there is one time better, sooner. steve hartman, "on the road" in ripon, wisconsin. >> that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a bit later for the morning ts mo"
from the b captioning funded by cbs 16th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." democratic debate. the presidential candidates agree on the impeachment inquiry into mr. trump before taking aim at elizabeth warren who's rising in the polls. house speaker nancy pelosi defends the impeachment investigation while holding off on a formal house vote to authorize the probe. >> this is not a game for us. this is deadly serious. and a massive explosion and fire at a fuel facility in california's bay area leaves a blanket of toxic smoke.