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captioning sponsored by cbs >> brown: the race turns to race. >> there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. >> it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. you're racist, you're racist, you're racist. it's a tired, disgusting argument. >> brown: also tonight, surviving a tornado. >> he shut the coor in the bathroom. close the door. it's coming. >> brown: a drug so powerful it's used to tranquilize elephants. now more and more people are abusing it. >> reporter: you have tears in your eyes. >> yeah. >> reporter: because? >> because i'm here and i'm alive and i shouldn't be. >> brown: the french ban on burkinis. and the national park service
turns 100. >> we really like watching all the wilderness and the animals. yeah, it's fun. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> brown: good evening. scott is on assignment. i'm james brown. the presidential campaign may have hit a low point today, and there are still 75 days to go. the two major party candidates, democrat hillary clinton and republican donald trump, accuse each other of bigotry. we have two reports beginning with major garrett covering the trump campaign. >> reporter: donald trump met today with pre-selected minority supporters, many brought to new york by the republican party. >> i've always had great relationships with the african american community. >> reporter: continuing a pattern of taking a minority outreach message to largely white audience, trump went to new hampshire to turn the table on democratic critics. >> when democratic policies
fail, they are left with only this one tired argument -- you're racist, you're racist. >> reporter: it was an attempt to preempt hillary clinton's attack today that prusm's campaign trades on racist themes. >> hillary clinton isn't just attacking me. she's attacking all of the decent people of all backgrounds. >> reporter: trump also tried to deflect attention from this comment in mississippi last night. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway offered this explanation. >> have you seen what he is called by her and others on a daily basis? >> reporter: in chicago, pastor ira acree's what-have-you-got-to-lose pitch is insulting. >> it was ridiculous to even think he could appeal to the african american vote by talking in a condescending way. >> reporter: trump supporter jamall ali countered that trump's message reaches him when it transcends race.
>> it's not a color thing. it's more a racial thing. and if you can talk money, you can relate to donald trump. >> reporter: conway told us trump is talking the white audiences because his schedule, put together by previous campaign leadership, could not be changed. james, conway said trump will take his message to inner-city detroit on september 3rd and philadelphia soon after that. >> brown: major garrett, thank you so much. now what hillary clinton said today, and nancy cordes is covering her campaign. >> he is taking hate groups mainstream. and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. >> reporter: clinton talked to the alt-right today, a right nationalist movement flourishing online. >> this is not conservativetiveism as we have known it. this is not republicanism as we have known it. these are racist idea, race-baiting ideas, anti-muslim,
anti-immigrant. >> reporter: she argued there are alt-right echos in trump's proposed deportation force and ban on muslim immigrants. >> they'll be out of there so fast your head will spin. >> reporter: clinton also cited trump's recent hiring of breitbart chairman steve bannon who has described the conservative web site as a platform for the alt-right. >> to give you flavor of his work, here are a few headlines they've published: hoist it high and proud, the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage. birth control makes women crazy. >> reporter: clinton accused breitbart in trafficking in conspiracy theories. >> his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. and all i can say is, donald, dream on. >> reporter: trump and his campaign manager accused clinton of lying in her speech here in reno, though they didn't specify
how. they also say she is demonizing trump as a way to distract from recent questions about access that clinton foundation donors had when she was secretary of state. james ?oos thank you, nancy. in italy a search for survivors continues in three villages threatened by yesterday's magnitude 6.2 earthquake. the work has been slowed by hundreds of aftershocks. at least 250 people were killed in the quake about 60 miles northeast of rome. seth doane is on the scene. >> reporter: the extent of the devastation in pescara del toronto is clear from above, but it was the shallow depth of this quake that caused such outside destruction. centuries of history collapsed. in nearby accumoli today, we joined the few who have a home to return to. authorities allowed residents a quick trip to salvage what they could.
francesca di bastiani came to help her dad but couldn't reconcile what she saw. "i can't think anything," she said. "we don't know what's going to happen or what our future may be," she wondered. "i'm frightened but hope to live here again." this afternoon a strong 4.the 3 tremor in amatrice stirred up dust and fear. the high number of aftershocks is slowing the rescue and recovery effort. officials tell us each time there is a significant aftershock, they have to stop, wait, and assess the damage before moving forward. areas called "red zones" in these towns are off limits due to the perilous state of structures. "apura, paura - tante paura." >> reporter: you're scared? why? michelina d'angelo briefly returned home for medicine but told us she cannot imagine
living here as long as the earth keeps shaking. this mountainous area is prone to seismic activity, but there is almost no earthquake-proofing in these ancient cities. around 3 the,400 beds were set up for those who have been displaced, but, james, only about one-third have been occupied. many people here are staying with friends and relatives. >> brown: seth doane in italy. meanwhile, back in this country, indiana governor and vice presidential candidate mike pence left the campaign today to visit kokomo, which was slammed yesterday by tornado. at least one was an ef-3 with winds of more than 150mph. remarkably no one was killed. jericka duncan is there. >> the gentleman beside me pushed me down and held me. >> reporter: hannah harris was in this starbucks when a customer told all customers to run into the bathroom when he
saw a tornado headed their way. >> he shut the door in the bathroom and told everyone to close the door, it's coming. >> reporter: harris says about 20 people were huddled in the bathrooms as the twister collapsed the building around them. >> oh, my gosh, starbucks just got blown over. >> it was devastate, but it was also just a relief to know that i came out alive and really i shouldn't have. >> reporter: as many as 15 tornadoes touched down across indiana wednesday, leaving behind a trail of damaged cars, broken windows and entire neighborhoods in shreds. >> neighbors found my dog. she's alive. that's all you can ask for. >> reporter: this is all that's left of 54-year-old becki sweeney's home, where she's lived the past 16 years. >> it is overwhelming, but you got to do what you got to do. you can't just lay down and die. god lets you live through it for
a reason. >> reporter: hannah harris told me she had a guardian angel inside that starbucks with her, her father who died a year ago. and j.b., she gained another one. yesterday she says that store manager who helped save her life and many others, his name is angel. >> brown: jericka duncan in kokomo. today the makers of epipen responded to the public outcry over the soaring cost of the allergy treatment. mylan is not lowering the price, but it said it will provide more financial assistance to some patients. here's vinita nair. >> look, no one is more frustrated than me. >> reporter: in an interview on cnbc today, mylan c.e.o. heather bresch shifted blame. arguing a broken health care system is the reason for epipen's skyrocketing cost. >> our health care is in a crisis. it's no different than the mortgage financial crisis back in 2007. >> reporter: but in a filing with the s.e.c., a webcast transcript shows that in may of 2016, bresch said, "i think
you'll see opportunity for us to continue to have that price per pen increase." when mylan bought epipen, the price was about $99 for a two-pack inch 2016, the wholesale price increased six-fold to about $606. mylan enjoys a nearly monopoly in the auto injector market. the f.d.a. rejected a generic and the epipen's main competitor was pulled from the market. today celebrity endorser sarah jessica parker ended her relationship with the company saying, "i'm left disappointed, saddened by mylan's actions." >> it seems like a lot of talk and not much action. >> reporter: is it normal to see a drug increase this much? >> there are very few billion dollar products that go up 30% a year. it's definitely in the minority. >> reporter: so this to them was a great drug in >> it's their single largest drug. it's their single biggest profit driver. raising rates by 30% a year or
more is like picking off free money. >> reporter: since 2007, bresch's salary increased from $2.5 million to $18.9 million last year. it's worth mentioning the cost of epinephrine in each injector, j.b., is about $3. >> brown: vinita nair, thank you so much. today ohio release traveling report on drug-related deaths. more than 3,000 people died in the state from accidental overdoses. more than one-third involved fentanyl, a powerful opioid that's often mixed with heroine. and anna werner reports an even more dangerous drug is now hitting the streets in ohio. >> reporter: how long have you been soab center >> almost a month. this time. >> reporter: long-time addict kevin mccutchen took what he thought was heroin earlier this month and nearly died. you have tears in your eyes. >> yeah. >> reporter: because? >> because i'm here and i'm alive and i shouldn't be. >> reporter: you shouldn't be? >> no.
>> reporter: addicts often don't know what's mixed into the heroin they get from dealers, but mccutchen believes the most recent dose contained a powerful drug carfentanil. it's typically used to tranquilize large animals like elephants. it's 100 times more potent than fentanyl, prescribed for humans, and ten times more powerful than morphine. the use of the drug is spreading. at least 30 people have died from overdoses in the akron area since the july 4th weekend. dr. nick jouriles. is this the most powerful drug you've seen people taking? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the treatment drug narcan can be used to save people if they overdose if they get enough. >> reporter: how much more narcan do you need to save a person who took carfentanil as
opposed to heroin? >> it starts at five times the amount. >> reporter: starts at? >> starts at. >> just this morning we were able to get on the internet and get a quote for 100 grams of carfentanil. that was $400. >> reporter: $400 for an amount that would... >> i mean, it would kill thousands of people. >> reporter: kevin mccutchen escaped that fate and has been sober since his overdose. >> what do you want to tell the addicts about it? >> it's going to kill you. it's going to kill you. >> reporter: well, this drug is so dangerous first responders are being told to wear protective gear and not to test it out in the field, james. they say any accidental exposure could prove deadly. >> brown: thanks, anna. coming up next, nuns go to the beach in their habits, so why has france banned burkinis?
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>> brown: a french court is expected to rule tomorrow on the burkini, the full-body bathing suit worn by some muslim women. a french court banned it, calling it a display not consistent with french values. debora patta. >> reporter: the french riviera, a glamorous place to see and be seen, but not for amaul. she took snapshots of her family on the president promenade. she was afraid of being caught by police if she wore her burkinis. "i can't go to the beach with my children," she told us. "i'm here by the sea but i can't go in it." nice banned the burkinis after a terror attack last month by an isis-inspired militant. police can fine any woman wearing a burkinis or force them
to disrobe. that's what happened when a woman was surrounded and ordered to remove her tunic. wearing a burkini a provocation. how is banning the burkini going the make nice more secure and safe? >> the feeling of the people is very important. when you go to a place, if you see like that, islamist or something looking like islamist on the beach, on the street, everywhere, you don't feel safe. so we have rules. >> reporter: he claims the ban has overwhelming support. but many beach-goers cannot understand what the fusss is all about. would you feel scared if someone sat next to you wearing a burkini? >> no. >> reporter: her muslim friend, who chooses not to cover up, says she still feels targeted by the ban. "i think people should be free to do what they want," she said. "i don't see why it should bother anyone."
the ban has sparked huge controversy, which is perhaps why, when we were watching the police and these women arrived, they did nothing. the french municipality that banned the burkini say it opresses women and has a religious symbol has no place in this fiercely secular
country. tomorrow, james, the highest court in france will rule on whether the burkini ban is legal. >> brown: debora patta in nice, thank you very much. up next, packers take claim at a moon star.
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california education professor brendesha tynes. >> this is an extreme case, but black women online have these experiences all the time, especially when you take a political stance, if you are a feminist. >> reporter: for a month now leslie jones has been inundated with online attacks led by milo yiannopoulos, an editor at conservative breitbart. >> in general women look for different things for life. >> reporter: yiannopoulos disapproved of the all-female cast in the "ghostbusters" remake. >> you truly scare me. >> reporter: when the film opened up in july, his offensive tweets picked up many of his 300,000 follow inteers a frenzy. as a result, he was banned from twitter. >> hate speech and freedom of speech, two different things. >> two different things. >> reporter: after this latest attack, celebrities like octavia spencer and katy perry rushed to jones' defense. neither jones nor yiannopoulos responded to cbs news inquiries,
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national park service was created to protect america's natural wonders from development. today the park service overseas 413 sites, including 59 major national parks covering 84 million acres, from great smoky mountains, the most visited, to the grand canton. the everglades and the newest addition, ca -- katadin woods in maine. mike reynolds is deputy director of the national park. >> if you're a science person, you can go to edison and be in his lab as if he had never request. if you're a rock climber, you can hang upside down on 4,000-foot cliffs. if you're a history buff, you can walk through the steps of jackson and lee in the civil war. >> reporter: decades ago, politicians wanted to turn this path into a highway. but nature lovers prevailed. today it's national historic park, runs 185 miles all the way
from west virginia to washington, d.c. and it gets almost five million visitors a year, including the debtorman family, whose frequent visits have made nine-year-old astrid wild about wildlife. >> we love to see the animal, the turtles, the salamander, the egrets. we really love nature. >> reporter: but keeping the parks in pristine condition is a struggle. there is a $12 million maintenance backlog. congress increased entrance fee, but this weekend there will be no charge for admission, giving all americans a chance to experience a national treasure for free. chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> brown: and that's the "cbs evening "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm james brown. thanks for joining us. i'll see you again tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access g
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