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federal regulators confirmed another death, the tenth in the united states from a defective airbag made by the japanese company takata, a 17-year-old driver was killed last week after she rear-ended a car in richmond, texas. the police told david begnaud, her airbag exploded shooting a piece of metal into her. >> like a shotgun blast. penetrating the airbag and
huma in the neck causing her death. >> car makers have recalled 29 million takata airbags. the girl's family says they never received a recall notice. we have posted a complete list of the recalled vehicles on our website, cbs news.com. we here at cbs news have lost a good friend and television journalism has lost one of its pioneers. phil schefler died today at age 85. for a quarter century his steady hand and integrity guided the story telling you saw each sunday on "60 minutes," as executive editor, phil was the trusted right hand man of the program creator, don hewitt. >> i don't know if we should say, languished in custody for 10 full days. >> why? >> because those are word which are evocative of your support for her. >> phil started at cbs in 1951 as a copy boy when doug edward anchored our evening brought
was a no-show, stuck in its war-torn homeland. eric peterson spent time with the athletes who get their joy through jumping. >> reporter: a war blasted apartment building in gaza becomes perfect stage for parkour, extreme sport, blending gymnastics with agility training developed for a military obstacle course. how many wars have you seen in your lives? >> three. >> three wars. >> reporter: the men on the parkour team call themselves three run gaza.
they cannot leave because gaza is under a blockade. >> parkour makes us feel free says ude, nothing is holding you back. gaza's ruined twisted cities are improbably perfect outlet for their exuberance. they don't see danger but challenge. leaps and twists from floor to debris strewn floor. ever higher to the rooftop. if you look over there -- you see the israeli watch tower. what do you want them tomb think when they see you jumping and running? >> translator: no matter how much they destroy or kill, hamza says of the israelis, i will still dance and have fun. >> reporter: there is already enthusiasm from the next generation. eager for drills teaching how safety comes from practice. mohammad is the team's coach and its philosopher. >> translator: we love life and hope, he says. and peace. so what an outsider sees as death-defying, the men of three run gaza see as life affirming. all around us is sadness, they
youth. barry peterson, cbs news, gaza. that's "cbs overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm charlie rose. >> announcer: this is the "overnight news" welcome to the overnight news. i'm vinita nair. the presidential contenders of both parties are already focused on the new york primary april 19th. for the democrats, bernie
taking off the kid gloves. each accuses the other of not being qualified to be president. sanders won six straight states and faces an jul hill bat al gainst clinton in the big apple. nancy cordes reports. >> you might recall earlier this week there was some talk about the sanders campaign having regrets that he went easy on clinton earlier in the race. well that is no longer the case. he is making up for lost time and he even questioned whether she should be running for president at all. >> she has been saying lately that she thinks that i am "not qualified" to be president. let me just say in response to secretary clinton -- i don't believe that she is qualified if she is -- >> reporter: the surprising jab capped a day of escalating attacks. though clinton didn't actually call sanders unqualified. >> i am by far the better choice.
do you think he is able to deliver on the things he is promising to all of these democratic voters? >> i will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs. >> reporter: last night the clinton campaign demanded sanders take back his word. and accused him of inventing grievances to rile his supporters. but clinton did plenty of riling herself wednesday. >> senator sanders wants higher standards for toy guns than real guns. >> reporter: sanders has been criticized this week by some victims of gun violence for saying they shouldn't have the right to stew gun makers. >> we have got to do everything. >> the sandy hook families who say you should apologize for your position? >> i would say that i think it is, we all are aware of what
it is a tragedy beyond comprehension. but maybe secretary clinton might want to apologize to the families who lost their loved ones in iraq. >> reporter: later he suggested new yorkers might not like their former senator that much. because she is only 10 points ahead of him in the polls. >> in my home state where the people know me pretty well, i got 86% of the vote. maybe that should tell the people of this country something about when people know you best. how they feel about you. >> reporter: those kinds of personal digs worry some democratic officials who say that sanders is doing more damage to the likely democratic nominee even as his own path to the nomination shrinks. bernie sanders discussed his quest for the democratic presidential nomination with charlie rose. >> let me talk about the issue of qualifications to be president. you said secretary clinton isn't qualified. she takes super pac money and supported trade deals. >> clinton questions whether sanders is qualified to be president. i felt it was appropriate to
>> is it tit for tat. what this campaign conversation should be about? >> no, it certainly should not as you may know i have tried to run an issue oriented campaign which is what i believe the american people want to hear. what i do have to say, charlie, if we are getting attacked, every single day, by the clinton campaign, i want them to know we will respond in kind. >> do you think that secretary clinton is not qualified to be president. >> does secretary clinton believe i am unqualified to be president. some of the, a first rate resume, and a life in public service and one of the most to run.
>> what you should say -- >> because i have some experience too. i have a pretty good record in congress. to answer your question, we should not get into the tit for tat and we should be debating the issues. all i am saying if people are going to attack us, distort our record. time and time again we will respond. >> people are saying the tenor of the campaign has changed. and souning more and more like the republicans campaign? >> well, let's not go that far, no. you said clinton should apologize for iraq war deaths. >> for what? >> for iraqi war deaths. >> this was after i was asked to apologize for the tragedy in sandy hook. it is tit for tat. i am responding to attacks being made against me.
the campaign is going? is that going too far to say she bears responsibility for iraqi war deaths? >> do i bear responsibility for the tragedy and the horrors of sandy hook? let's get off that. responsibility. she voted for the war in iraq. do i hold her accountable, no? again i would hope we can get off of this. for the republicans, donald trump is fighting on his home turf. ted cruz is finding little support. major garrett reports. >> reporter: in new york there is a subset of the conversation. new york values and what do they mean, not surprise league to new york voters. tough terrain for ted cruz already taking heat on this
the cruz strategy pretty simple. not lose new york too badly. grab delegates where he can. never changes. new york is called new york. >> reporter: donald trump showed last night he values his home state of new york and basked in its enthusiastic embrace. >> i love these people! these are my people! man. for maximum political effect, trump resurrected this old turf war with ted cruz. >> i think most people know exactly what new york values are. >> do you remember during the debate, when he started lecturing me on new york values? like we are no good. like we are no good. >> trump suggested cruz's conservatism clashes with new
>> i've got this guy standing talking about new york values with scorn in his face, with about him. event -- >> donald trump has got to go! up early to denounce trump calling his rhetoric racist. but a robust police presence campaigning in the bronx, cruz was reportly forced to cancel an event at a local high school after students there threatened a walkout. but a change of venue didn't quiet his. >> get out of the bronx? >> the people of new york know exactly what the values are. if you want to know what liberal democratic values are, follow donald trump's checkbook. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. there's moving... ...and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills,
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searching for new idea. they found some in germany. bill whitaker took a look at the german prison system for "60 minutes." >> reporter: when the weather is warm, the lake side town in germany attracts families and tourists. we found bern junger out for a stroll eating ice cream sundaes, an innocent scene if ever there was one. a convicted murderer, serving a life sentence for a contract killing. he shot a woman to death in cold blood, we spoke with him by the lake. this is part of your sentence? this is part of your punishment? >> reporter: well this is about being reintegrated into a normal life. that means rehabilitation and all that. for me, yes this is part of it. >> reporter: this doesn't look much look punishment. >> well, yes that's the german fairy tale. >> after 15 years in prison he
release. in germany, 75% of lifers are paroled after 20 years or less. if some one says to himself this is a german fairy tale. if he doesn't commit any crimes any mr. after release, it is okay. he can thing what he wants. >> a psychologist by training. he is now director of prisons in mecklenburg western pomerania, the size of new hampshire. there are rich field here, brilliant sunsets and the maximum security prison where bern junger is serving time. should he have a future for himself? he took a life. >> yes, he should. >> reporter: he should? >> he invited us to the prison to show us how the german system works. >> the real goal is reintegration into society.
situation outside life without further crimes, life without creating new victims. things like that. >> reporter: where does punishment come in? >> the incarceration, imprisonment itself is punishment, the loss of freedom. that's it. >> i think americans think crime and punishment. you say punishment is not part of the goal of the german prison. >> no. >> at all? >> not at all. >> reporter: life inside prison mirrors life outside as much as possible. germans call it normalization. it starts with small prison populations. low-level offenders get fines or probation. prison is reserved for the worst of the worst. murderers, rapists, career criminals. we were surprised how quiet and peaceful it was inside the prison. we wondered where all the
it turns out they were relaxing outside on this sunny day. >> this is unbelievable. you are in for murder and you have a key to your cell. cells have doors not bars. for privacy. inmates can decorate as they please. we saw this man playing video games in his cell. he told us he was convicted of large scale cocaine trafficking and gun possession. he is serving seven years. >> reporter: compared to cells in the united states, this is quite luxurious. >> translator: yes it is comfortable here. as a prisoner here it is all right. >> reporter: he says being separated from his family makes prison hard, not the conditions. he has a private bathroom. and things that would give american prison guard the jitters. >> you have darts, you have a letter opener, you have legs on the table that you could barack -- could break off and use as a
you have quite a bit of freedom in here. >> gosh, i haven't even thought about that. here, this is normal. >> reporter: his day is normal too. he gets up and goes to work in the prison kitchen. after his shift, there is r & r, darts in the common room. beach volleyball in the yard. there is a lot to do, he told us. >> a lot of courses. >> painting course. pottery. soccer. gym. crocheting. >> reporter: painting and crochet? >> yes. painting and crochet. and in crochet we make hats, oven mitts, whatever you need. >> reporter: we visited several german prisons and were amaze how laid back everybody seemed at each of them. prisoners and guards. the prison outside berlin is as clean and bright as a google campus. the prison is surrounded by fences not walls. so inmates can see the outside world. the prison uniform, street
for the inmate who find this too stressful, there is yoga. this probably isn't the image that comes to mind when most americans think of german prisons. that's likely to conjure up brutal images from world war ii. following that war, respect for the human dignity and freedom of people was written into the german constitution. privacy is sacrosanct. there is no death penalty. at old facilities like this one in berlin, or new ones, the focus is on humane treatment and rehabilitation. prison guards are key. they're well-paid and highly trained. they spend two years learning psychology, communication skills, conflict management, and they're called "calm down experts." >> calming down, calming down. calming down. not showing power too much. not showing guns. not showing weapons. >> they use solitary confinement, sparingly. he says there is little violence
>> how do you explain that? >> if you treat them as if they are your enemy they will react as enemies. they will react as -- as dangerous. in fact, many of them are dangerous. >> you are up there on the row, everyone asked, in for murder, murder, murder. >> they're all human beings. and they know a violent manner. we do exactly the other way around. don't be aggressive. show them there its a different kind of conversation possible. >> reporter: the conversation starts right away. it is based on therapy. psychologists make an assessment, and plans for them. vocational training and work. inmates who follow the plan earn greater freedom and early release. >> we cannot see the sense in
whole life. your prisons will fill up. you have to build new prisons and so on. i think that was the situation in the u.s. >> reporter: with more than 2 million inmates in u.s. prisons, more americans are coming to germany seeking solutions. >> like a dorm. >> reporter: we joined u.s. prison and law enforcement officials on the tour in berlin. connecticut governor daniel malloy was part of the group and was impressed by what he saw. >> i can tell you they have a lower crime rate. lower recidivism rate than we do. and spending a lot less on jails. >> reporter: in the u.s. we have much greater access to guns. we have race as a factor, ethnicity as a factor. are the things being done here directly transferable to the united states? >> i think there are many things that are transferable. that doesn't mean it is a perfect fit. but i think we have to challenge
>> this doesn't have the same vibe. doesn't feel like the prisons in germany at all. >> little bit more intense maybe. >> little more intense. >> john wetzel is pennsylvania secretary of corrections. three years ago he want to germany looking for ideas to improve his prisons. he showed us around graterford outside philadelphia. largest maximum security prison in pennsylvania. 3,300 prisoners are packed in here. we were walking through an 80-year-old cellblock when this inmate approached the he said he was a low-level drug offender. >> some times, leaking on the block, people dying in the cells, the water stinks, you smell the water. >> you are preaching to the choir. >> ain't nothing but poor, black, latino people in the jail. it's bad in here, man. it's bad. >> wetzel started as a prison
back in 1980, there were 8,000 inmates in the state. today there are 50,000. physical and sexual assaults are a fact of life. at graterford there are more than 700 lifers. >> pennsylvania is a state where life means life. if you are doing life here, you are not going to be walking around a park, eating sundaes with your family. you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. everyone loves how they feel in dark clothes. and to keep those darks from fading... there's woolite darks. it's free of harsh ingredients, keeping dark clothes looking like new for 30 washes so your love for dark clothes will never fade. woolite darks. it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker. and when i know she's feeling like that,
the corporate backlash came fast and furious after mississippi enacted a religious freedom law. executives from several major corporations including pepsi, levis and dow chemical sent letters to the governor condemning the law as discriminatory. a georgia's governor vetoed a measure last week. mark strassmann has the story from mississippi. >> i'm here to sell cake, not to judge who to sell it to. >> reporter: in jackson, mississippi, mitchell moore owns campbell's bakery. this republican says the state's religious freedom law is bad for business. >> businesses affected by it, we now have a target on our back, and, and, we are going to have to explain to our customers, no, no, we don't agree with the
>> reporter: corporations agree. wednesday, nine, general electric and hyatt hotels sent a letter to mississippi governor phil bryant saying they're disappointed to see the legislature and governor's office pass discriminatory legislation. after weeks of protest, governor bryant signed the bill into law tuesday. allowing businesses and government to deny services to lgbt individuals based on personal religious believes. a recent poll indicated nearly 2/3 of mississippians support the new law. but that isn't stopping national brands from trying to intervene. >> companies who have employees who are going to potentially be affected by these laws, want to put themselves out there and say, we're standing up for you.
san francisco tech culture reporter melissa lang argues few companies have put their word into action. >> we have seen companies go further and give their message teeth by saying they're going to do something to pull out of the state or cancel projects. businesses is paypal. announced it would pull more carolina after that state passed similar legislation as mississippi's. >> most lgbt activists and groups are really happy to see this is taken as mantel of the business community but not measurably clear how much impact >> reporter: mark strassmann, atlanta.
will be right back. comedienne amy schumer gained fame and fortune telling jokes. a lot of them directed at herself. no laughing matter when she found herself labeled a plus size inspiration in the pages of "glamour" magazine. >> this special edition of "glamour" magazine meant to celebrate women of all sizes
predominantly. it includes an interview with schumer, who schumer says she wasn't asked for told it was going to be included. now her comments about all of this have generated quite a controversy about this issue of the magazine. >> i make fun of women's magazines a lot because it's easy and it's fun. >> reporter: amy schumer has been outspoken about body shaming in the media. >> they write articles. how to trick your stomach into >> she took a surprise tone tuesday after glamour's cover listed her as inspiration in a special edition focusing on plus size fashion. schumer posted on instagram saying in part there is nothing wrong with being plus size, plus size is considered size 16 in america. i go between a size 6 and 8. young girls seeing my body type
cool, glamour. i am very proud of glamour. >> glamour chic at any size edition is in partnership with lane bryant. linda heasley its the company ceo. >> do you consider amy schumer to be a plus sized person? >> i don't define people by the label. she was called out as a woman who inspires women. >> schumer's comedy is self-deprecating, unapologetic jokes about her own body. >> i was born weighing 150. i came out swinging. after her initial response to "glamour" magazine, schumer went further, tweeting, labels which seem to be reserved for women are unnecessary. >> do you think there is too much focus on what size a woman is generally? >> i absolutely think that there is an opportunity to define