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>> reporter: the female student has not been publicly identified. her lawyer, todd rutherford, says she has a cast on her arm and other scrapes and bruises. >> deputy fields is not special. he should be treated like anyone else, like everyone else, and placed under arrest for assaulting that student. >> reporter: sheriff lott is now questioning whether school resource officers should be acting as disciplinarians. >> should he have ever been called there? now, that's something we're going to talk to the school district about. >> reporter: an attorney for ben fields released a statement saying he believes his actions
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professional. but scott, there are a growing number of parents in this community who think fields should be arrested and charged with assault.
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today secretary of state john kerry left for europe and new peace talks on syria, saying that the challenge is "nothing less than to chart a course out of hell." his words come as the u.s. prepares to widen the war against isis in syria and iraq. here's david martin. >> reporter: aircraft continue to destroy isis targets every day. but the obama administration is frustrated by the glacial rate of progress and about to ramp up the war in ways that could increase the risk of american combat casualties. one plan would use apache
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helicopter gunships, which are much more vulnerable to ground fire than jet aircraft, to fly missions in support of iraqi troops trying to retake the city of ramadi. other proposals would increase the number of american advisers in iraq and place them closer to the front lines. as defense secretary carter made clear in congressional testimony, there is a new sense of urgency about defeating isis. >> i can't tell you how long it will take, but i think that it needs to be soon, which is why we're so intent upon >> reporter: last week master sergeant joshua wheeler became action when he was mortally wounded in a raid on an isis prison. and carter said there would be more special operations raids to come. that signals a fundamental change in what had been until now a war of attrition. airstrikes kill enemy fighters and destroy their equipment without dislodging them from key cities like ramadi and mosul in iraq and al raqqa in syria,
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is located. u.s. military officers complain about how slowly the iraqi army is moving to retake ramadi. in syria u.s.-backed fighters are doing much better, but there just aren't enough of them to drive isis out of its headquarters in al raqqa. scott? >> david martin, thanks. well, the key to northern iraq is the city of mosul, which has been occupied by isis for more than a year. iraqi forces have pledged to take the city of 1 million people back, but nothing has happened. elizabeth palmer is in northern iraq for us tonight. liz? >> reporter: the operation to take mosul back should have gone ahead about six months ago, and yet the iraqi army is stalled more than 100 miles away. commanders here say that the iraqi army simply can't do it alone. but even with american firepower and intelligence there is another huge problem. the iraqi army is largely shiite.
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and that means it's filled with people who actually, crazy as it sounds, support isis, or at least they think rule by isis is preferable to having their city taken by a shiite army backed by a corrupt government in baghdad. bottom line, this is not going to happen anytime soon. >> the two major factions of islam opposed to each other there around mosul. liz palmer, thank you very much. every day three children are killed and 470 injured in car crashes, and it's often because they were hit by the front seat. kris van cleave has our investigation. >> reporter: 16-month-old taylor warner was riding in the back seat of her family's minivan five years ago when it was rear-ended at 55 miles an hour. >> i looked and i realized that there was blood coming out of her face. i knew that something else was wrong. >> reporter: taylor was in her car seat behind her father.
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his seat broke and struck taylor in the face, killing her. >> and it was all because of some stupid car that we thought was the safest thing we could, you know, get for our family to protect them. >> reporter: crash tests show what can happen when a seat collapses. the driver is launched backwards and slams into the child's face. drivers can also be injured or killed. how often does this happen? >> every day. >> reporter: alan cantor has led an independent crash test lab for nearly 30 years. we hired his lab to test seat strength using the current federal standard. why are we looking at a banquet chair? >> what we're trying to do is show how absolutely ridiculous the federal standard is. >> 50 -- >> reporter: this is the only test required to pass the federal standard. a standard so weak that even a banquet chair passes. >> this is strong enough. >> according to the government, this is strong enough. >> reporter: all the seats we tested met or exceeded the federal requirements. but in some failures like this can still happen. do car makers know this is an issue? >> yes.
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some of them have made their >> reporter: how do i as a consumer know if i've got a strong seat or a weak seat? >> there's no way of knowing as a consumer. >> reporter: that's because seat testing is not included in current star safety ratings. vehicles can have five stars and still have weak seats. >> this is a belt-integrated seat. >> reporter: long-time accident investigator ken saczalski has been trying to get the national highway traffic safety administration, or nhtsa, to require stronger seats since 1992, when he spoke to ed bradley on cbs "60 minutes." >> it's an inadequate standard. it's flawed as far as i'm concerned. >> has that changed? >> no, it hasn't. it's basically the same today as it was then. it's a worthless standard. >> reporter: nhtsa's own researchers also warned of the issue in 1992 citing examples of major or fatal injuries when seat backs collapse. nhtsa declined to speak to "60 minutes" back then saying only the agency was investigating ways to strengthen the standard. >> kris van cleave from cbs news. >> reporter: current nhtsa administrator mark rosekind
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turned down our interview request and had nothing to say when we caught up with him. happy birthday to you >> if they had changed the government safety standards to where, you know, the seat back wouldn't fail then we would still have a 6-year-old running around. >> reporter: nhtsa sent a statement saying in 2004 the into seat back strength. scott, they said the decision rested on the difficulty of anecdotal evidence for safety benefits of a change. >> kris van cleave with the important investigation tonight. kris, thank you. problems are piling up at a landfill that neighbors say is on the brink of a nuclear emergency. and a royal visit for america's wounded warriors. the"cbs overnight news" will be right back. (laughs) that's fun...that is fun. it's already dry! it dried right away. it doesn't feel wet at all right now. no wait time. this is great. my skin feels loved.
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thousands of gallons of tainted water spilled last night at the bridgeton landfill near st. louis. this is the same landfill we've been telling you about where an underground fire is burning next to an old nuclear waste dump. vinita nair is following this. >> reporter: they carried their petitions in a child's casket, demanding the governor declare a state of emergency. >> make the fire go away! >> reporter: these mothers from north st. louis county are convinced their local landfill is on the brink of a nuclear emergency, putting their families at risk.
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>> someone needs to stop this. >> reporter: karen nickell organized the group. >> it breaks my heart to know that it takes moms of a community to devote almost 24 hours a day to do what agencies and elected officials should have been doing all along. >> we are sick. our kids are sick. and we're dying. >> reporter: these mothers were among hundreds of residents at a raucous meeting this week, environmental officials. >> you did not bring accountability here. >> reporter: their primary concern stems from these areas. these sites are where waste from america's nuclear weapons program is buried in a landfill. the other landfill has an underground fire that's been smoldering for five years. they are now thought to be about 1,000 feet apart. ed smith is an environmentalist who's been studying the site. >> and the folks around the st. louis metro area need to be paying attention.
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possibility, if there's a surface fire, for radioactivity leaving the site. >> reporter: republic services purchased the landfill in 2008. russ knocke is the company's spokesman and says they've spent $150 million to control and monitor the fire and don't think disaster is possible. >> all of those investments is part of the commitment that we have to do the right thing and to do the responsible thing and ensure that the site is safe and remains in a managed state. >> reporter: many residents have asked the landfill owners and state officials to buy back their houses so they can move. scott, they say they don't want future generations to be in the same fight. >> vinita, thank you very much. for baseball fans it was a game for the ages that lasted for ages.
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some of america's wounded warriors got a visit today from a veteran of the war in afghanistan -- britain's prince harry. he was joined by michelle obama and jill biden at ft. belvoir in virginia. the prince listened to music and shook hands with wheelchair athletes. he's here to promote the invictus games for wounded vets to be held in orlando in may. it was a royal finish early today to game 1 of the world series in kansas city, which started with a rare inside the park home run. the tv signal disappeared twice when generators failed. the father of royals starting pitcher edinson volquez died before the game, and volquez
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wasn't told until he left after six innings. a sacrifice fly finally ended it
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in a major discovery, a team including the smithsonian has recovered the first artifacts from a slave ship. the treasure is destined for the national museum of african-american history and culture, under construction in washington. for sunday's "60 minutes" we followed museum director lonnie bunch to africa on his adventure to make history. mozambique island in east africa was a headquarters for the slave trade for 400 years. museum director lonnie bunch showed us where africans were auctioned and marched to the sea. >> they were running so many
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people through here they needed a ramp this big. >> yes. what you probably had was almost an assembly line. you'd bring people, you'd sell people, then you would move them onto the boats and off to the new world. >> what does a black man see that i can't see? >> he sees a combination of unbelievable pain, a sense of anger, a sense of loss, but also an amazing sense of optimism that the people who shuffled down this ramp, those that were able to survive, built the americas. >> reporter: the ship bunch was looking for was discovered in the archives of cape town, south africa. anthropologist steve lubekeman found an old investigation into a portuguese ship that hit bad luck at the cape of good hope. 200 slaves drowned in the wreck. >> we have the captain's account, and he signed his name
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>> incredible. >> he said he decided to save the slaves and the people. the people are the crew. the slaves are just cargo. >> reporter: in 2010 the wreck was discovered. one of the divers is jaco boshoff. so you actually were excavating the sand? >> that's correct. >> on the sea bottom. >> that's correct. >> this stuff was under the sand. >> under the sand. >> reporter: after 300 dives they found dozens of artifacts, but this may be the most revealing. show it's a shackle, similar to this, used to bind slaves. >> so there's a long bar running through here. and the shackles often were on a long bar, the leg shackles especially. >> so a long iron bar with a round metal ring. >> yeah. that sort of thing, yes. and in this particular case leg shackles. >> the shackles and other artifacts will anchor the slavery exhibit when the
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smithsonian opens its museum next fall. you can see more of this fascinating discovery this sunday on "60 minutes." and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm michelle miller. republican presidential hopefuls gathered last night in boulder, colorado for their third debate of the campaign season. colorado is a purple state, just about equally divided among republicans and democrats and also unaffiliated voters. the ten top candidates were on stage and for the first time since entering the race donald trump was not the front-runner. he now trails dr. ben carson in our cbs news/"new york times" poll. 26% to 22%.
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candidates had to say. >> let's be honest. is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign? >> it's not a comic book. and it's not a very nicely asked question the way you say that. larry kudlow is an example, who i have a lot of respect for, loves my tax plan. we're reducing taxes to 15%. we're bringing corporate taxes down, bringing money back in, corporate inversions. we have $2.5 trillion outside of the united states, which we want to bring back in. as far as the wall is concerned, we're going to build a wall. we're going to create a border. we're going to let people in. but they're going to come in legally. they're going to come in legally. and it's something that can be done. and i get questioned about that. they built the great wall of china. that's 13,000 miles. here we actually need 1,000 because we have natural barriers. so we need 1,000. we can do a wall. we'll have a big fat beautiful door right in the middle of the wall. we'll have people coming in but they're coming in legally. and mexico's going to pay for the wall. because mexico -- i love the mexican people.
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i respect the mexican leaders. but the leaders are much sharper, smarter, and more cunning than our leaders. and just to finish, people say oh, how are you going to get mexico to pay? a politician other than the people on this stage, i don't want to insult -- a politician cannot get them to pay. i can. we lose, we have a trade imbalance -- hold on a second, john. o' o'. >> we're at 60 seconds -- comparison. got to ask you. plan. you say that it would not increase the deficit because you'd cut taxes $10 trillion and the economy would take off like -- hold on. the economy would take off like a rocket ship. >> right. dynamic. >> i talked to economic advisers who have served presidents of both parties. they said that you have as much chance of cutting taxes that much without increasing the away from that podium by flapping your arms. >> then you have to get rid of
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panel, who's a great guy, who came out the other day and said >> john, listen, on balance -- the tax foundation says if you look at all of our plans, and his creates, even with the dynamic effect, $8 trillion -- >> we'll get back to this. just a minute. we're going to continue. >> i've got to say -- >> i want to talk -- >> we're coming back to you in a minute. becky's moving on. >> dr. carson, let's talk about taxes. you have a flat tax plan of 10% flat taxes and i've looked at it, and this is something that is very appealing to a lot of voters but i've had a really tough time trying to make the math work on this. with the numbers right now on total personal income you're going to come in with bringing in $1.5 trillion. that is less than half of what and by the way, it's going to leave us in a $2 trillion hole. so what analysis got you to the point where you think this will work? >> well, first of all, i didn't say that the rate would be 10%. i used the tithing analogy. >> i understand that. but if you look at the numbers you probably have to get to 28% -- >> the rate is going to be much
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closer to 15%. >> 15% still leaves you with a $1.1 trillion hole. >> you also have to get rid of all the deductions and all the loopholes. you also have to do some strategic cutting in several places. remember, we have 645 federal agencies and subagencies. anybody who tells me that we need every penny in every one of those is in a fantasy world. so also, we can stimulate the economy. that's going to be the real growth engine. stimulating the economy. because it's tethered down -- >> you have to -- >> -- by so many regulations -- >> you'd have to cut government by about 40% to make it work with a $1.1 trillion hole. >> it's not true. >> it is true. i looked at the numbers. >> when we put all the facts down you'll be able to see it's not true, it works out very well. >> dr. carson, thank you. >> i want to -- >> governor kasich, hold it. i'm coming to you right now. >> i want to comment on this. >> i'm asking you -- >> this is the fantasy i talked about in the beginning.
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>> i'm about to ask you about this. that is, you had some very strong words to say yesterday about what's happening in your party and what you're hearing from the two gentlemen we've just heard from. would you repeat it? >> i'm the only person on this stage that actually was involved in the chief architect of balancing the federal budget. you can't do it with empty promises. you know, these plans would put us trillions and trillions of dollars in debt. i actually have a plan. i'm the only one on this stage that has a plan that would create jobs, cut taxes, balance the budget, and can get it done because i'm realistic. you just don't make promises like this. why don't we just give a chicken in every pot while we're coming up with these fantasy tax we're just cleaning up. where are you going to clean up? you have to deal with entitlements. you have to be in a position to control discretionary spending. you've got to be creative and imaginative. now, let me just be clear, john. i went into ohio where we had an
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$8 billion hole and now we have a $2 billion surplus. we're up 347,000 jobs. when i was in washington i fought to get the budget balanced. it was the first time we did it since man walked on the moon. we cut taxes, and we had a $5 trillion projected surplus when i left. that's hard work. >> governor. >> fiscal discipline. know what you're doing. creativity. this stuff is fantasy. just like getting rid of medicare and medicaid. >> you said yesterday -- >> come on. that's just not -- you don't scare senior citizens with that. it's not responsible. >> let's just get more pointed about it. you said yesterday that you were hearing proposals that were just crazy from your colleagues. who were you talking about? >> well, right here to talk about we're just going to have a 10% tithe and that's how we're going to fund the government. and we're going to just fix everything with waste fraud and abuse or that we're just going to be great or we're going to ship 10 million americans -- or 10 million people out of this country, leaving their children here in this country and
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dividing families? folks, we've got to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. you've got to pick somebody who has experience, somebody that has the know-how, the discipline. and i spent my entire lifetime balancing federal budgets, growing jobs. the same in ohio. and i will go back to washington with my plan and i will -- >> thank you, governor. >> -- present it within 100 days and it will pass and we will be strong again. >> mr. trump, 30 seconds. >> first of all, john got lucky with a thing called fracking. he hit oil. he got lucky with fracking. believe me. that's why ohio is doing well. and that's important for you to know. number two, this is the man that was a managing general partner at lehman brothers when it went down the tubes and almost took every one of us with us including ben and myself. because i was there and i watched what happened. and lehman brothers started it all. he was on the board, and he was a managing general partner. and just thirdly, he was so nice. he was such a nice guy. and he said oh, i'm never going to attack. but then his poll numbers
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>> reporter: -- become entertainment. >> we came to see the rodeo. >> reporter: spectators from all over fill the stadium. built by prisoners, mind you, that seats more than 11,000 people. >> and let's ride. wow! >> reporter: it's an odd mix. both animals and inmates released from their respective confinements to duel it out. it's both a crowd pleaser and a bit unsettling. the atmosphere reminds you of a state fair. but then there's the guard towers and razor wire. even the mississippi river fools you.
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it meanders its way around this former slave plantation in a very tranquil way. until you notice the alligators. >> all right, here we go. live cow milking. >> reporter: this place is a neverending stream of contrasts. you're not sure whether to cheer or jeer when you're here. >> he's digging somebody a grave. >> reporter: the competitions aren't what you'd expect at a regular rodeo. >> don't move. >> reporter: take convict poker. four inmates sit nervously at a card table. a very restless bull picks out a target. >> here we go. >> reporter: he can either take out the whole card table at once or he picks the inmates off one by one. >> don't run! >> reporter: the last one standing or sitting wins. >> we want to have this show and no one get hurt and no one be injured and have a good time. it's about a good time. it's not about some sinister brutal thing that happens. >> this your first one? >> yes.
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angola's warden for 20 years and is well aware that his rodeo can make the louisiana state penitentiary seem more like the roman coliseum. >> how is it not taking advantage of the inmates? >> nobody has to do it. nobody, nobody, nobody. they want to do it. how can i take advantage of you if you want to do it? >> do you have any experience like -- >> oh, no. >> nothing. >> never been a cowboy. >> reporter: they're all volunteers. like first-time cowboy virgil smith. a career criminal who's here for murder. >> so why do you do this? >> money. >> yeah? >> i'm broke. i'm trying to get a private investigator on my case. >> reporter: he earns two cents an hour working in the prison fields. but he can earn hundreds out in that mud. >> it doesn't bug you that people are coming out to watch you guys get hurt? >> it's not really upsetting because you know, people like to see anything that's filled with excitement. >> do you ever have any qualms
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about putting these guys in the arena without any real rodeo training? >> this is the most important thing. they're wearing the flak vests. they're wearing the helmet. and then we have hired the very finest rodeo clowns, who you see get between the bull and the guy and save the guys and get the bull to chase them. we have gone to a great extreme to protect them. >> reporter: in fact, he says most inmates walk away with just minor injuries. god bless america for him a few bumps and bruises is worth it if the inmates get a brief reprieve from the hopelessness of prison. god bless america over 80% of angola's inmates will never be free again. some don't even leave when they die. they're buried right here, inside the prison walls. >> it's like take you away from being incarcerated while being incarcerated.
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>> reporter: timothy gay and aldrick lathan are both in for armed robbery. is it something you guys look forward to all year? >> yes indeed. >> yes, sir. >> there's probably not a lot else to look forward to in here, right? >> no. >> not really. >> reporter: their victims would likely argue they don't deserve to have something to look forward to. certainly not those here for the most serious offenses. >> i took a hit and didn't get a penny. >> you took a hit and didn't get a penny? >> i've got to try to change this because corrections means corrected deviant behavior. so i'm charged with correcting him. that's my job. it's not lock and feed and torture and torment. >> reporter: so the rodeo in his mind is rehabilitation. helping to give the inmates purpose. >> okay. >> reporter: at the rodeo's crafts fair the vendors called trustees having served at least a decade without incident are allowed to sell items they make here. everything from bowls to rocking chairs. >> yeah, we'll split that.
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>> reporter: for many these interactions are the only time they talk with someone from the outside. >> i've had a bunch of them just speak. even though i wasn't even shopping or anything. just to speak and have somebody actually talk to them as if they were human again. >> is that the one you want? >> reporter: john sheehan has been locked up here for 28 years for killing his wife. >> like for my i.d. i keep my i.d. just like that. >> reporter: the rodeo has given him a chance to start a small leatherworks business from behind bars. >> i had to try to find meaning in my life and purpose for my life. and that's what i've done while i've been incarcerated. >> reporter: to be sure, the rodeo does make money. >> whoops. stay with him. >> reporter: this year the event is expected to net close to $4 million. proceeds to fund a host of inmate welfare programs that might otherwise be paid for with tax dollars. >> hang on.
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tangible effect for the offenders is a chance to be seen in a more positive light. so what's it like to be out there and har everybody cheering for you? >> it's wonderful. it's a wonderful feeling. i've got to be doing something right for them to like me the way they like me. >> reporter: marlon brown, known as tank, is doing life for murder. perhaps it's no surprise he's champion of the toughest rodeo >> he has taken the chip 20 times. that's a record. >> reporter: it's called guts and glory. >> here we go. >> reporter: barehanded inmates try to grab a poker chip that's tied between the horns of a pretty angry bull. >> when you've got a 2,500-pound animal in front of you you can't >> reporter: this day was not tank's best. he was run over repeatedly. >> whoa. >> tank, try to reach in, get the chip.
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got him thrown into the fence. >> got to reach to get it. >> reporter: the chip flew off, into another inmate's hand. it was a rare loss for ank, but he limped out of the arena with a smile. >> take a lot. >> i'm glad you're all right. >> reporter: like so many here he figured he had nothing to lose. he'll never be free, so why not go for it? whatever you think of the oldest prison rodeo in the country there does seem to be no shortage of willing participants looking to feel free.
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there is a new installment of the best-selling series "the dork diaries" in bookstores this week. the novels have already sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. chip reid has a look at what's fueling dorkmania. >> okay, that's for sarah. >> reporter: rachel renee russell and her daughters erin and nikki call themselves team dork and they have millions of tweens wrapped around their fingers with the diary of nikki maxwell. nikki turns dork into something
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to be proud of as she navigates the trials of middle school with her bffs zoe and chloe, spending most of her time trying to outsmart mckenzie hollister, her arch-nemesis and bully. >> raise your hand if you are a dork. >> can i raise two hands? >> can i do jazz hands? >> double dork? >> yes. >> what is a dork? >> a dork is a person who may be considered unusual to others. they're very independent. >> dork was a very derogatory term, and kids -- your feelings were hurt if you were called a dork. but since 2009 and "the dork diaries" coming on the scene it's a term of endearment, it's a term of empowerment, and it's good to be a dork. >> reporter: it's not just the word dork. there's also dorkalicious, adorkable, and dorkify. >> ooh, that's my favorite. that's when i get to draw people in dork diaries style.
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>> you dorkify them. >> reporter: and it's all a huge hit with very young fans. >> can you all guess who it is? you. come on up and get your dorkification. >> reporter: who see themselves as dorks. >> a dork is someone who has a lot of life problems. >> people call me weird but i just go with the flow. >> you're helping middle school girls. >> we both thought we were just freaks, but it turns out there are a lot of kids who feel that way. and if i can help them through my trauma, i'll do it. nikki were both bullied by their own real mckenzie, and the books are loosely based on their experiences. >> this is middle school. so this is the inspiration for "dork diaries." we made lemonade out of lemons. >> reporter: those lemons include the event that convinced rachel to put pen to paper. >> i was married 25 years, and i went through a divorce, and it was pretty traumatic. i basically lost everything,
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house, cars. part of my motivation for wanting to write the book was to try to launch into another career and generate some cash. >> reporter: and it paid off, big-time. >> so this is the house that dork built. and sometimes i pinch myself to make sure i'm not dreaming. >> reporter: the writing is collaborative, but nikki is trusted with her namesake's image. >> what do her eyes tell you about her? >> i think these eyes tell you that she is funny and that she is outgoing and she is also warm. >> reporter: rachel says she made nikki white simply because that's how she imagined her when she started writing. nikki's best friends are african-american and latina. all of the books have one big thing in common. >> you should treat people the way you would want to be treated. >> the golden rule. >> exactly. >> the golden rule.
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answer than we have now. narrator: donate to goodwill where your donations help fund job placement and training for people in your community. the owners of a rhode island farmhouse that inspired the horror film "the conjuring" say the movie's turned their life into a nightmare. people coming by day and night snooping around the property, taking selfies, even looking for ghosts. now they're planning a lawsuit against warner brothers studios. >> there's something horrible happening in the house. could you come take a look? >> reporter: when "the conjuring" opened in theaters in 2013, it was a box office hit that raked in $137 million in the u.s. [ screaming ] and terrified audiences worldwide.
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claims is a true story, follows two ghost hunters in the 1970s investigating the haunted rhode island home of the perrin family. >> they can come in from any direction. >> reporter: but it's not the supernatural that norma sutcliffe is afraid of. >> the biggest fear is every day we live with the fact we don't know what may happen. >> reporter: since the film's release the 68-year-old has been spooked by what court papers describe as a conjuring-instigated siege of their property. movie fans desperate to see the real-life house that inspired the film. >> it's right up here on the corner. >> the internet was bombarded by people actually going around the property filming. we had harassing phone calls in the middle of the night. they've had discussions about the idea of destroying the house because it's so full of evil. >> reporter: while warner brothers studios obtained the rights to the story from the perron family, sutcliffe says she didn't know about the film until a friend mentioned it was >> first you've got to do the
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truffle shuffle. >> reporter: fan curiosity is not a new phenomenon. the owners of the oregon house used in the classic '80s film "the goonies" covered their home in tarp after growing tired of unwanted visitors. and this scene from the tv series "breaking bad" has attracted dozens of copycats and onlookers. >> it's a violation of our privacy. but they think they have the right to do it. >> reporter: sutcliffe is now seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a state-of-the-art security system from warner brothers, the film's director, and a litany of co-defendants. >> if anything comes out of this, is to get the industry to understand how they affect real people. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center right
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