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captioning sponsored by cbs >> a wildfire in western canada threatens to double in size. families who have had to evacuate their homes are forced to move again. >> also tonight voters in london make history electing a muslim mayor. >> i never drement that i could be standing here. >> you look at hillary clinton, you look at the people that are putting up the money, folks. >> donald trump sharpens his attacks on hillary clinton while trying to make peace with his own party. >> and at howard university's graduation president obama weighs in on poverty and race. >> be confident in your heritage. be confident in your blackness. >> in is the cbs evening this is the "cbs weekend news, saturday." >> welcome to the cbs weekend news. a tremendous wildfire in alberta canada now covers more than
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385,000 acres. it is expected to grow substantially, perhaps double in size by sunday morning. nearly 90,000 people have been evacuated from the city of fort mcmurray. thousands who fled north are now being moved south as firefighters try to knock down giant walls of flames. ben tracy is in alberta. >> reporter: there are times when you can't tell if it's a fire or a volcano that just erupted. giant stacks of smoke and flames reach for the sky, tearing through the drought-ravaged canadian forest am alberta wildfire manager chad morrison. >> we still expect this fire to more than double in size because of the high temperatures, strong winds and low humidities. the good news is it still continues to move way from the community and oil sands communities to the northeast. >> reporter: with no significant rain in the forecast, this fire is nearly impossible to contain. fire captain adam bugdon has been on the front lines. >> met more heroes in this experience than i have ever thought existed.
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>> reporter: the winds are you no belowing the fire away from some of the towns that were in its path. that could save what is left of fort mcmurray, much of it looks like a bomb went off. police say they discovered a family of five who had not evacuated and were thankfully not injured. one homeowner who moniters his security cameras on his iphone watched as flames devowr everything in his living room in less than two minutes. >> the town itself is a ghost town. >> reporter: brian jean represents frlt mcmurray in the canadian assembly. his house was burned to the ground earlier this week. and he says residents will not be returning home any time soon. >> services such as water, gas and electricity in some parts of town t doesn't exist. in other parts, paps he parts have collapsed sondz it will take crews some period of tiesm to get under control. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people who fled when fire ravaged the town are now filling evacuation centers throughout
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alberta. >> sadie came here with her two daughters and granddaughter nora. >> what have the last couple of days been like? >> it's been good because we're all together. but stressful because there's so many of thrus. >> reporter: now more than 2,000 people have already registered here at this evacuation center and many more are on their way. that's because the 25,000 people that fled north of fort mcmurray are now heading south. the question so many of these people have is when will they be able to go home and what will they be going home to. >> ben traisesy in albert blanca thanks. >> the city of london made history today swearing in its first muslim mayor. jonathan vigliotti is there. >> my name is sadiq khan, and i'm the mayor of london. >> reporter: what year old sadiq khan was officially sworn in this morning signing the declaration of acceptance before a crowd of supporters. in his acceptance speech late last night the former human
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rights lawyer and labor candidate promised to be a mayor for all londoners. >> and i'm so proud that london has today chosen hope over fear and unity over division. >> reporter: khan had to overcome fear campaigns launched by his opponent conservative candidate zack gold smith a billionaire's son someones attacked his advocacy work for deftds saying he gave a platform to extremists. khan has called the claim unfounded and racist. >> thank you for your vote. >> reporter: in the end khan took home 57% of the vote to become the most powerful muslim in european politics. it is an unlikely path from a humble upbringing. he grew up in public housing. his father was a bus driver from pakistan. >> i never drement that i could be standing here as the mayor of london. i am only here today because of the opportunities and helping hand that our city gave to me
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and my family. >> reporter: in his mayoral campaign he promised to provide more affordable housing and transport, to push for higher wages and to unite the city's diverse communities. >> khan's first day on the job is tomorrow. he subbing cease bore is johnson a conservative mayor since 2008. >> and jonathan, what has the reaction in london been so far? >> reporter: overall there has been a lot of support. in the end he got more than 1.3 million votes, that's more than any other mayoral candidate in london's history. >> jonathan vigliotti, thank you very much. nearly eight years after the u.s. made history by electing barack obama as the nation's first african-american president p he stressed to new graduates at howard university that more work needs to be done to improve race relations in the u.s demarco morgan has more. >> reporter: as his presidency nears its end, barack obama made himself right at home at ho are ward university. >> hu. >> telling the more than 2,000
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graduates times have changed. >> let me say something that may be controversial and that is this. america is a better place today than it was when i graduated from college. i graduated in 1983. >> reporter: he also dug deep into race relations. >> the overall unemployment rate is five percent but the black unemployment rate is almost nine. but we've still got a gender gap when a black woman working full time still earns just 66% of what a white man gets paid. >> we've got a justice gap. black men are about six times like leer to be in prison right now than white men. >> reporter: the first african-american president has been forced to walk a fine line on race. today he told the graduates to embrace their rooteds. >> be confident in your heritage. be confident in your blackness. >> reporter: the most poignant moment came when the president singled out student theora
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jefferson for her against long odds journey to graduatings with she brew up in detroit and raised by a poor single mom who worked seven days a week in an auto plant. and for a time her family found themselve was a place to call home. and today like many of you, she is the first in her family to graduate from college. and people like sierra are why i remain optimistic about america. >> reporter: whether his message was about race or the economy, president obama offered himself up to the class of 2016 as an example of how bright their future can be. >> and when your journey seems too hard, and when you run into a chorus of cynics who tell you that you are being foolish to keep believing, you might say to yourself a little phrase that i found handy these last eight years, yes, we can. >> reporter: demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. >> donald trump is campaigning in the pacific northwest this weekend targeting hillary
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clinton in every speech in anticipation of a november matchup. he's also facing criticism from members of his own party. here's julianna goldman. >> guess what, folks? i haven't started on crooked hillary yet. >> reporter: with a general election matchup against hillary clinton taking shape, donald trump's latest attacks are only the beginning. >> nobody in this country and maybe in the history of the country politically was worse than bill clinton with women. he was a disaster. i mean have you ever read what hillary clinton did to the women that bill clinton had affairs with? >> reporter: but he's not just fighting democrats. as more republicans from jeb bush to senator lindsay graham say she won't support their party's presumptive nominee, trump is firing back. >> i took these people out. and you know jeb bush, as an example, this guy lindsay graham, he know-- graham knows less about the military than my
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ten year old son. >> reporter: the billionaire billionman has been more restrained when it comes to speaker paul ryan who earlier this week said he wasn't ready to support trump. >> i didn't get paul ryan. i don't know what happened. i don't know. >> reporter: though trump did have a warning yesterday in oregon for republican leaders hoping his meeting next week with ryan will help union fie the party. >> if somebody doesn't want to endorse, i don't want their endorsement. the only important thing is the union if i kaition of the people. because the other people don't mean anything. >> reporter: and there are presumptive nominee, otherwise called their presump youous nominee. >> reporter: hillary clinton sees the party discord as an opportunity to bring anti-trump republicans into her camp. >> this election is a make or break election in so many ways. >> reporter: former vice president dick cheney is among some of the establishment republicans supporting trump. and while many top donors are
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sitting out, one of the biggest billion heir shelledon adelson is backing him. >> john dikerson is interviewing hillary clinton for "face the nation." you can see that tomorrow morning on cbs. >> protests at san francisco's city hall quickly escalated into violence late last night. more than 30 people were arrested. demonstrators are calling for the police chief's resignation over alleged police brutality. carter evans is in los angeles with the latest. >> reporter: the protest outside a san francisco police station had been going on for 16 days but last niem demonstrators moved to city hall and they refused to leave. they were met by authorities as they tried to go to the mayor's office demanding the firing of san francisco police chief greg sir. they are protesting recent police shooting deaths and the that some pli officers had been exchanging racist and homophobic text messages. five protestors on a hunger
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strike for more than two weeks were taken to the hospital after receiving a phone call from the mayor telling them he would not meet their demands. at least one of those protestors told reporters he had already lost 15 pounds. now supporters say those five protestors are vowing to continue their hunger strike in the hospital, even if they have to refuse feeding tubes. >> carter evans, thank you. >> the el chapo has a new home taken to siu dad jawr easy. he had twice he escaped preson and was recaptured in january. he was facing extradition to the u.s. on a wide range of charges. >> rough weather is hitting the western half of the country. severe thunderstorms are expected across the central and southern plain, parts of kansas and oklahoma are at risk for tornadoes. friday california was in the cross hairs, parts of ontario were flooded, no one was hurt. despite that rain, a new drought
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report says 90% of california is still experiencing moderate to exceptional draught. but for the first time in more than three years, a small portion of the state just 10% is now draughtfree. >> north carolina legislators are facing a federal deadline regarding the state's controversial bathroom bill. the u.s. department of justice says the law violates the civil rights of transgender people and they're asking state leaders to do something about it by monday. marly hall is following this. >> it is a controversial issue that has parked protests, lawsuits and most recently federal disapproval. the department of justice says forcing transgender people to use public rest rooms that correspond with their birth sex violates the civil rights act. north carolina governor pat mccrory addressed republicans at the state convention today and supported the measure. >> common sense privacy laws in our rest rooms or locker rooms and shower facilities and government buildings and universities and our schools. >> reporter: north carolina is
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>> you are about to die. are you just like no, no, no. >> reporter: when we first met him two days after the attacks, he toll us it was his two daughters that gave him the strength to survive. >> i'm thinking i got to make it i got to make it, i got to see my daughters again. i got to see my girls. >> where are you going now? >> to the hospital. >> reporter: 41 days later, he finally got his wish. >> hi. >> okay. he, his wife sarah and their two kids were together again. >> i didn't want them to grow up without a dad, you know. everything worked out. everything worked out for the best. i am keeping my legs.
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i'm alive. and my two little girls just walked into the room. so everything's going to be all right. >> girls, come here. i haven't had enough hugs. >> seven year old cecilia and 4 year old van easea quickly made themselves at home. climbing on their dad and coloring his cast. >> done. >> they had skyped with their father from their home in michigan. but sunday marked the first time the girls saw him in person. >> i think kids need to touch, to see the actual cast, to touch it, you know. they see that their dad is getting better. >> reporter: in the month since the bombs left him broken and bleeding on the airport floor, he's undergone five surgeries and his recovery is progressing well. but reflecting on what happened is still difficult. >> life is just, you know,
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its-- you need a lot of luck in these situations. >> luck and his family by his side. >> when you get out of something like this alive, you feel pretty confident. you feel pretty confident that you can overcom anything. if you can beat this, you can beat anything. >> he told me after the attacks all he thought about was his daughters growing up without a father. he survived and it's so great to see him with the girls. that is the cbs weekend news for this saturday. the news continues now on our 24 hour digital network cbsn at more later on your local late night news and tomorrow on cbs sunday morning. for all of us at cbs news, thanks for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by captioned by media access
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