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today the world anti-doping agency suspended russia's sports drug testing lab. the head of the lab resigned. the russian government is accused of helping its olympic track and field athletes cheat and then destroy the evidence. moscow called it an old problem that was solved long ago. elizabeth palmer is looking in to this. >> reporter: mariya savinova who won gold at the london olympics is just one of ten russian sports figures the report says should be banned for life. but that's cold comfort to america's alysia montano who was pushed out of olympic medal contention by two russians. >> at the end of the day they are thieves. you know, it's a criminal act. and i would tell them all of the
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they cannot replace. >> reporter: a year ago, a german tv documentary rocked the sports world. here, yuliya stepanova, a russian runner turned whistle-blower, puts on a hidden camera to film her coach dishing out steroids. this was the starting point for the world's anti-doping agency's investigation that concluded the russians were not only systematically doping but bribing officials to conceal test results and using secret agents to monitor the lab work. these are modern echos of soviet times when winning on the world stage was in part a political victory and that's still the case. president vladimir putin leading by example has put sport front and center of his campaign to boost russia's prestige. the 2014 winter olympics in sochi, remember, were the most expensive in history and guess
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medals. but from glory to disgrace, now some of russia's athletes actually face being barred from next summer's olympic games. that's what the head of the doping agency described as the nuclear option but threatening a ban maybe the only way to get the russians to clean up their act. >> liz palmer in the london newsroom tonight. liz, thanks. we're expecting severe weather in the nation's mid section tomorrow. 60 million americans could be in harm's way. eric fisher is our chief meteorologist at wbz, our cbs station in boston. eric, what's coming? >> this veteran's day a storm is bringing not just severe weather but snowfall. the same snow falling across the sierra last night. strong disturbance that is swinging across the rockies meeting up with the warm, moist air. it will be a potent, fast-moving storm racing to the great lakes by tomorrow night. start with the severe side of the storm from northeast texas to the midwest, in particular
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this area from kansas city to st. louis, southern iowa in to illinois. this is where we could see damaging wind gusts and several tornados for tomorrow. the wintry side of this, the rockies to the plains, blizzard warnings here. not just for a snowfall but blowing and drifting snow causing treacherous travel conditions on 70 and 76. tomorrow morning snow in denver. the storm moving to the plains. the strong storms tomorrow afternoon. around the system a lot of strong winds could lead to additional travel disruptions. >> eric fisher from the great wbz. thanks, eric. today the university of missouri appointed a vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity. it was yesterday that the president and chancellor resigned after protests over their handling of racial issues. the football team, which threatened to boycott saturday's game returned to practice today. today new york became the first state in the nation to adopt a sweeping increase in the minimum wage for public
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employees. governor cuomo signed the order raising the minimum for state if government workers from $8.75 an hour to $15 starting in 2018. this was also the day that minimum wage protests were organized around the country. here's ben tracy. [ chanting ] >> reporter: protesters took over a mcdonald's in downtown los angeles, demanding a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. shantal williams worked at taco bell and makes $9 an hour. the minimum wage in l.a. county. she's a single mother of two young boys. >> how hard is it to live on $9 an hour? >> very difficult. you can't even make it. i have to turn to government assistance for help. basically for med-cal, food stamps to help pay rent and provide food for my family.
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>> reporter: at 40 hours a week, williams would make less than $19,000 a year. the government guidelines says a family of three needs above $20,000 to be above poverty line. a minimum wage of $15 an hour would mean williams could earn about 31,000. in a 67% increase in the minimum wage will mean job cuts critics say. stuart leads a business advocacy group in california. >> a lot of businesses are scared. $1 hour increase for a full-time employee will cost each employer $2500 per employee. that's significant. >> reporter: many cities and states have already raised their minimum wage above the federal level. here in los angeles it will go from $9 an hour to 15 by 2020 and that will be a big change for the fast food workers here in l.a. >> thanks, ben.
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a revolutionary high school is turning failing students in to college graduates. new rules will change the way kids play soccer, and a speeding car takes aim at an officer. cbs overnight news will be right back. i'm lucky to get through a shift without a disaster. my bargain detergent couldn't keep up. so i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated so i get a better clean. 15% cleaning ingredients or 90%. don't pay for water, pay for clean. that's my tide. well, things in the bedroom have always been pretty good. yeah, no complaints.
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recently we were talking in the newsroom about how surprised we were that nearly 60% of american students who took the s.a.t. this year were found to be unprepared for college, 60%. so we wanted to find a school that's beating the odds and show everybody how they do it. that's what took elaine quijano to a high school called p-tech, short for pathways to technology. >> reporter: it may look like a traditional high school but from the moments like shudon brown enter the classrooms in brooklyn the expectations are different. and two-year associates degree by the time i was 16. >> reporter: it is called p-tech, a high school that opened in 2011. student s can earn a diploma and associates degree in six years, but it's not easy. a third of the freshmen arrive unprepared for basic high school math or english.
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the principal rashid davis. >> it really becomes different when you have a student sitting in front of you at a third grade level and you them to read a ninth grade text. we are honest of where students are, we know where they are is only temporary. >> it is an intense schedule. year one, teachers focus on improving students' weakest area. the school day is 8:30 to 4:00 p.m., two hours longer than most schools. there are before and after school study sessions. and six weeks of summer classes. by year four, the results show, 70% of p-tech students have met college readiness standards, compared with 39% stayed wide. >> the longer with we keep them included in this new culture we are creating the better chance they will have at being successful. >> reporter: p-tech is in the heart of crown heights, heart of brooklyn, where more than 25% live in poverty. the school is a public-private partnership between the new york department of education, and ibm.
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the tech company helps to shape the curriculum to teach skills in demand in the workplace and graduates are first in line for available jobs. ibm vice president stan litow. >> this isn't about feeling good and philanthropy. i don't think there is a problem more significant standing in the way of u.s. competitiveness than closing the skills gap. this gets right after that core problem. >> reporter: 18-year-old radcliffe saddler is a p-tech grad working at ibm, making more than $50,000 a year. >> three months ago, i was in high school and now i'm at a fortune 500 company. >> reporter: how high are the stakes for you here at p-tech? >> the stakes are generation changing. we are talking more than 50% of young men are unemployed. we are talking about saving lives. >> reporter: with 85 additional p-tech schools planned around the country, educators hope to save thousands more lives. elaine quijano, cbs news, brooklyn, new york. >> more time in the classroom.
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announced today in youth soccer them national governing body u.s. soccer is imposing new rules to protect against concussions. children 10 and under will no longer be allowed to head the ball. players between 11 to 13 will be allowed to head the ball, but only during games, not practice. this settles a lawsuit that alleged negligence in dealing with head injuries. he was a legend on the new orleans music scene.
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when we come back. a cop in oklahoma had some
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>> stop! >> he faced down the driver of a stolen suv, fired two rounds before the suv crashed in to his cruiser. he was knocked down but walked away. the driver, a 41-year-old woman was arrested. a legend of the new orleans music scene, allen toussaint died last night. workin' in the coal mines toussaint collaborated with superstars including patti labelle. last night in madrid, spain, he performed "happy" which he wrote for the pointer sisters. i love the way you love to live >> after the show, allen toussaint suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 77.
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most endea tomorrow marks 150 years since "alice in wonderland" was published. in it the mad hatter declares you would have to be half mad to dream me up. which got us wondering who did dream it up? anthony mason goes through the looking glass. >> curiosity often leads to trouble. >> almost from the moment 7-year-old alice first tumbled down the rabbit hole. >> good-bye! >> reporter: her adventures in wonderland became a classic. >> it's never been out of print. >> it's never been out of print. >> reporter: the curator carolyn vega, from jpmorgan's museum said it began on a boat ride on the river thames outside of oxford, england, in 1862 when a professor told young alice little and her two sisters a wild story. >> once the boat ride was over at the end of the day she asked
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>> reporter: author lewis carroll spent more than two years handwriting and illustrating what he first called "alice's adventures underground." >> this is the original man crew manuscript. >> this is the copy he presented to alice? >> yes, it is absolutely unique. >> reporter: the pen name for charles dodgson. >> he is like a blob of mercury. you put your thumb on him and he scatters. >> reporter: robert douglas- fairhurst is the author of the story of alice, lewis carroll and the secret history of wonderland. >> why can't we find him? >> probably because he was intensely private. there is one of his letters in which he says that his -- is to remain personally unknown to the world. >> reporter: but he wanted alice to be known and he was a shrewd marketer. >> he rewrites it for young children. he puts picture on biscuit tins like modern franchising. >> reporter: and when the technology arrived, alice became a movie star.
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adaptation. >> it was originally 12 minutes long. at the time, 1903, it made the longest film yet produced in britain. >> reporter: lewis carroll's story gave us the mad hatter, the white rabbit and the cheshire cat but most of all it is alice who attracts us. >> she is anything we want her to be. although carroll would write a story that sent her through the mirror in some ways she is the mirror. and what happens is she reflects ourselves. >> reporter: 150 years later, alice hasn't aged a day. anthony mason, cbs, new york. >> that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and of course cbs this morning.
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york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. the gop presidential hopefuls gathered in milwaukee last night for round four of their primetime debates. donald trump and ben carson were center stage. chris christie and mike huckabee were kept off the main stage and lindsey graham and george pataki weren't even invited. here's some of what the candidates had to say. >> are you sympathetic to the protesters calls since a $15 wage works out to about $31,000 a year? >> i can't be. the reason i can't be is that we are a country that is being beaten on every front economically, militarily. there's nothing that we do now to win. we don't win anymore. our taxes are too high. i've come up with a tax plan that many, many people like very
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much. it is going to be a tremendous plan. i think it will make our country and our economy very dynamic, but taxes too high, wages too high. we're not going to be able to compete against the world. i hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is. people have to go out and work hard and get in to that upper stratum. but we cannot do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. we just can't do it. >> as far as the minimum wage is concerned, people need to be educated on the minimum wage. every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases. it is particularly a problem in the black community. only 19.8% of black teenagers are jobs. they are looking for one. that's because of those high wages. if you lower those wages, that
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i can remember as a youngster, you know, my first job working in a laboratory, as a lab assistant. and multiple other jobs but i would not have gotten those jobs if someone had to pay me a large amount of money. but what i did gain from those jobs is a tremendous amount of experience and how to operate in the world, how to relate to different people, and how to become a responsible individual. that's what gave me what i needed to ascend the ladder of opportunity in this country. that's what we need to think about, how do we allow people to ascend the ladder of opportunity, rather than how do we give them everything and keep them dependent. >> my parents were never rich people. my father was a bartender my mother a maid they worked for a living but they were successful people. because despite the fact they weren't well educated and had those jobs they made enough money to buy a home in a safe, stable neighborhood and leave their four children better off than themselves. we call it the american dream but it is a universal dream that people have all over the world. it is a reminder that every
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country in the world has rich people. what makes america special is we have millions and millions of people that are not rich that through hard work and perseverance are able to be successful. the problem is people are not successful working harder than ever because the economy is providing jobs that pay enough. if i thought raising the minimum wage would be the best way to increase pay, i would be all for it but it isn't. in the 21st century it is a disaster. if you raise the minimum wage, you are going to make people more expensive than a machine. >> in the state of ohio, not the only acting executive on the stage today we have a moderate increase in the minimum wage. i have to tell you, my father carried mail on his back. his father was a coal miner. he died of black lung. he was losing his eyesight. my mother's mother lived with us. she could barely speak english. i come from a town if the wind blew the wrong way people found themselves out of work. economic theory is fine but people need help.
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i have a plan that would cut taxes but not 11 or $12 trillion and put my children further in debt, but i have a plan that will cut taxes, lower the income tax rate for individuals, lower the tax for businesses so businesses will compete here and not move operations overseas. and also a plan -- the only plan of anyone standing on the stage to get us to a balanced budget by the end of the second term. >> can we just send 5 million people back with no affect on the economy? >> we have to send people out. look, we are a country of laws. we either have a country or we don't have a country. we are a country of laws. we have to go out and come back and come back and hopefully they get back. but we have no choice if we are going to run our country properly and if we are going to be a country. >> if people think we are going to ship 11 million people who
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are law-abiding, in this country and somehow pick them up at their house and ship them out to mexico, think about the families. think about the children. so, you know, the answer really is, if they have been law abiding they pay a penalty. they get to stay. we protect the law. anyone else who comes over, they go back but for the 11 million people, come on, folks. we all know you can't pick them up and ship them back across the border. it's a silly argument. it's not an adult argument. it makes no sense. >> all i can say is you are lucky in ohio you struck oil. that's one thing. let me just tell you, that dwight eisenhower good president, great president, people liked him. i like ike, right? the expression i like ike moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country. moved them just beyond the
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border, they came back. moved them beyond the border they came back. didn't like it. moved them way south. they never came back. dwight eisenhower. >> thank you, donald for allowing me to speak at the debate. really nice of you. really appreciate that. what a generous man you are. 12 million illegal immigrants to send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not possible. it's not embracing american values. it would tear communities apart. it would send a signal we are not the kind of country that i know america is. even having this conversation sends a powerful signal. they are doing high fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this. that's the problem with this. we have to win the presidency. the way you win the presidency is practical plans. lay them out there. what we need to do is allow people to earn legal status where they pay a fine, where they work, where they don't commit crimes. where they learn english. over an extended period of time
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they earn legal status. that's the proper path. >> what was said was right, the democrats are laughing because if republicans join democrats as the party of amnesty we will lose. you know, i understand that when mainstream media covers immigration it doesn't often see it as an economic issue, but i can tell you for millions of americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue. i will say the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers of bankers were crossing the rio grande. or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press. >> cbs news will be hosting saturday's democratic debate from des moines, iowa. our coverage begins 9:00 p.m. eastern.
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on capitol hill there are calls to overhaul the way federal workers get security clearances. the office of personnel management overlooked important background information. edward snowden, chelsea manning and aaron alexis. snowden and manning had reams of classified documents and alexis killed dozens of people at the navy yard. >> aaron alexis was profoundly psychotic when he hunted employees in a u.s. navy office in 2013. he was armed with a shotgun and a clearance to handle military secrets. >> he was able to exploit his position of trust and gain access to building where he murdered his colleagues. 12 of his colleagues. others wounded. >> reporter: paul stockton is a former assistant secretary of defense who led an investigation in to the massacre.
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what was with it about his security clearance that jumped out at you right from the start? >> aaron alexis should have never been granted a security clearance. >> reporter: this is a draft the public has never seen of a separate federal investigation in to the alexis case. in his security clearance application, alexis said he lived in seattle but worked in manhattan. no one asked about that. alexis told the investigator that a felony arrest on his record for letting air out of someone's tires. he didn't mention that he let the air out with a .45 caliber glock handgun. that detail was in a seattle police report that also said alexis had a blackout fuelled by anger. but there's no record any investigator pursued that police report. >> that kind of violent behavior, that problem of impulse control, that should be a prime signal that this person is not, repeat not appropriate
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with a security clearance. >> reporter: aaron alexis' background investigation, like most, was done by a private company under contract with the federal office of personnel management, known as the opm. opm sends the results of its investigation to the various federal agencies and those agencies decide whether to grant the security clearance. demand is enormous. more than 4 million americans have security clearances and opm conducts 600,000 security clearance investigations a year. that comes to 2,000 a day. after 9/11, the number of people who gained security clearances were rapidly, in fact tripled since 9/11 and today. >> was opm prepared for that? >> there was an enormous backlog of security clearance investigations and congress decided getting rid of that backlog and increasing the pace with which investigations could be conducted was very, very
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important. it was a top priority. >> we literally had stacks of files on the floor because we had no more places to put them. >> reporter: brenda persons,. kathy treese and linda dei were three people at the department of defense who granted or denied clearances based on the investigations of the office of personnel management. they were called adjudicators and they have recently retired. >> i consider opm to be the jv of background investigations. >> not the varsity team. >> not the varsity team. >> they told us that opm's investigations often have major omissions. someeven skip the required interview with the person applying for the clearance. >> the office of personnel management says, look, there's a problem with the file, send it back. we'll work on it again. >> we would send a majority of them back. >> no one would ever get a clearance. >> the files were that defective? >> yeah, they were that
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>> another defective file involved army private bradley manning. >> did you have any reason to doubt manning's loyalty to the united states in. >> yes.n. >> reporter: in 2009, she was manning's supervisor in an intelligence unit headed to iraq. >> i pointed to the patch of our american flag that was on my shoulder. i said what does this flag mean to you and he said it means nothing to me. i hold no allegiance to this country and the people in it. >> reporter: how does he get a top secret security clearance? >> that's a good question. >> reporter: manning's security clearance investigation failed to check a complaint that his step mother made with oklahoma city police. if they had, they might have heard her 911 call. >> my husband's 18-year-old son is out of control and just threatened me with a knife. >> reporter: if investigators had checked his enlistment papers, they might have seen that he wrote that he joined the
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and mess in my life. before manning's top secret clearance was granted, he stabbed a soldier with a pencil and was ordered in to counselling for fits of rage. >> i went directly to my superior. >> and told them what? >> i said he cannot be trusted with a security clearance. we can't deploy him and he's most likely a spy. >> reporter: she told us her superior said they couldn't afford to lose a man with a valuable top secret clearance. in iraq said she confronted manning after he repeatedly violated the rules, including sneaking a camera and recordable cds in to this high security intelligence vault. >> he screamed at the top of his lungs and came and punched me right in the face and body slammed me at the same time. i put him in a hold. i asked him if this is what he wants. and he said he is just tired of everybody watching his activities. >> reporter: this guy has done
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multiple things at this point that a soldier could be court-martialed for? >> yes. >> he's a train wreck? >> yes. >> and his security clearance never gets pulled? >> correct. >> reporter: over eight months, manning used the cds to record hundreds of thousands of secrets in that vault, and deliver them to the website wikileaks. >> i was sick. but it didn't surprise me. i knew it all along. >> reporter: manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison where she is now known as chelsea manning, a transgender woman. in 2009, linda dei's office at the pentagon relied on opm investigations of soldiers like manning to decide whether to grant security clearances but dei began to suspect problems with the fbi name check. a search the fbi does of its
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of opm. dei saw cases where clearances were granted before the results of the fbi were complete. >> i was alerted to a potential problem when all of a sudden an investigation that opm closed over a year before now included classified information from the fbi name check. >> how important was that piece of information, that fbi report in making an adjudication? >> i thought it was probably the most important lead in an investigation. considering that an adjudicator is to try to determine whether subject is loyal to the united states, the kinds of crimes that the fbi investigates, sabotage, espionage, terrorism, that's what that lead told us. >> reporter: linda dei wasn't the only one suspicious. the federal investigator looking in to aaron alexis' case wrote
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in his report the fbi name checks appeared curious. as a test he decided to examine at random top secret security clearance investigations for translators who were working in iraq and afghanistan. he wrote, "we reviewed the investigative files of ten. the opm's report shows none of the subjects had an fbi file, when in fact there were fbi records on seven of the ten." are there people today who have clearances and should not have them? >> yes. we have spies in our midst. i'm convinced of it. >> reporter: john is a former deputy secretary of defense who chairs the defense policy board that advises the pentagon. >> our system is very obsolete in my point of view. >> reporter: he says because the foundation of each investigation
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is a questionnaire called a standard form 86 which the applicant fills out himself. aaron alexis got away with lying on the form about his gun-related arrest and manning lied about his mental health. also, regulations don't allow investigators to search the applicants social media because of privacy concerns. >> it's amazing what people will say on their facebook account that they don't say on security clearance. >> reporter: edward snowden, the national security agency contractor that pulled off the biggest theft of u.s. secrets ever had a background investigation no better than manning's or aaron alexis'. >> when we have failures they are catastrophic. the failure with snowden was catastrophic. so our big elaborate, expensive system didn't prevent something that was truly important. >> you can see more of scott's report on our website cbs overnight news will be right back. good thing geico offers affordable renters insurance. with great coverage
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the international olympic committee said it is ready to strip medals from any russian athletes found guilty of doping and ready to retest some blood samples from the 20140 sochi olympics. an investigation found a widespread state-sponsored doping program in russia that included athletes, coaches, government officials and even
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elizabeth palmer reports. >> mariya savinova won gold in the 800 meters in london's 2012 olympics, but now she, along with nine other athletes and coaches, faces a lifetime ban. the world anti-doping agency's report named them as suspected cheats. american runner alysia montano was beaten by mariya savinova. we reached her on skype. >> more than anything, never getting back those moments. those moments that you stood on top and held your head high and you were proud of. i don't see how those individuals can be proud of themselves at that moment. >> reporter: championship and olympic results in athletics going back years, wherever the russians won are now being reassessed. the report says not only athletes were involved but so were russian anti-doping officials and even the state security services. the report alleges that russians engaged in systemic doping, took
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bribes to conceal test results and destroyed incriminating samples. travis tygart is head of the u.s. anti-doping agency. >> the evidence does not suggest anything other than a state-supported system to win at all costs and rob clean athletes on the global playing field. >> reporter: sport and performance enhancement goes back a long way. right back to the soviet union. when winning on the world stage was seen not only as a sport but also as a political victory. in modern russia, too, president putin leading by example has put sport front and center in his campaign to boost his country's prestige with the high point coming in 2014 at the winter olympics in sochi. these anti-doping agency findings have seriously
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it faces seaworld announced plans to end the controversial killer whale show at one of the parks in california. critics say much more needs to be done. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: critics say this is no more than a public relations move that does nothing to improve the whales living conditions. seaworld plans to end the iconic killer whale show at the end of next year, in favor of what it calls a new orca experience that highlights, "more of the species natural behaviors." the ceo joel manning. >> it is focused on the natural stetting, natural environment and natural behaviors of the whale and have a strong conservation message. >> reporter: he says it has nothing to do with negative publicity in the aftermath of the 2013 documentary "blackfish." the film portrayed seaworld's treatment of orcas as a form of
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documented the violent death of trainer dawn brancheau during a live show in 2010. >> i just remember saying to myself, not dawn. it can't be dawn. >> reporter: "blackfish" featured former seaworld trainer john hargrove. a harsh critic of his ex-employer. >> you have to look at their history to realize this is about money. this is about profit. this is about greed. this is about entertainment. i think it is very transparent. >> reporter: seaworld has been suffering from low attendance and company stock has fallen by more than 50% since the release of "blackfish." hargrove says seaworld's new approach is more of a smoke screen and to win back public support. >> at the end of the day, those whales are still in a concrete tank and they are stare ing at concrete walls and their calves are separated from their mothers and that's their life. ing at concrete walls and their calves are separated from their mothers
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and that's their at concrete walls and their calves are separated from their mothers and that's their life. captivity is captivity. >> reporter: despite the changes at seaworld san diego park, the whales will remain there, at congressman adam shif announced plans to introduce a law that will ban breeding captives nationwide. >> these majestic creatures are meant to travel 100 miles a day and cannot be contained in a small tank. >> this is morally and ethically unacceptable and needs to be the last generation of killer whales in captivity. >> reporter: it appears for now seaworld's parks in orlando and san antonio have no plans to
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