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>> pelley: trump provides the ammunition. and clinton fires back. ( no audio ) >> pelley: also tonight, did an isis spy shoot this video of u.s. forces training syrian rebels? a police education course goes wrong, leaving an elderly woman dead. >> it's a fluke diswen, but it's just devastating. >> pelley: and an unlikely path to the olympics for a woman without a country. >> my sister, sometimes when she
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show them who's the refugee and what you gonna do." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: one day after donald trump used the second amendment to shoot himself in the foot, hillary clinton used her first amendment right to speak out against him. that's where we begin tonight with major garrett. >> if you are running to be president or you are president of the unitedta have tremendous consequences. >> reporter: that was hillary clinton in iowa today, reacting to what donald trump said yesterday at a rally in north carolina. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although, the second amendment people, maybe it there is, i don't know. >> yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that cross the line. >> reporter: trump argued he
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advocacy, but the secret service felt compelled to announce it took note of trump's comments. the inference the violence arises in an atmosphere of suspicion that trump helped create, one in which the g.o.p. nominee warned supporters of abridged second amendment rights if his opponent is elected. >> she basically wants to take your safety away. she wants to take your guns away. >> reporter: he also warns of a fraudulent november ec is going to be rigged. i have to be honest. >> reporter: there is no proof to either charge. when it comes to the language of running for and being president, precision is key. every word is scrutinized for obvious and hidden meaning. martin medhurst studieses presidential rhetoric at baylor university. >> for a president it's even more severe, because when a president misspeaks, or is ambiguous in ways that are not intentional, he risks putting the country in great harm. >> reporter: modern u.s.
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to a stock phrase on this front. >> let it be clear. >> i want to be clear with you. >> a message to the people of iran is clear. >> let me be as clear as i can be. >> reporter: to clarify one important part of the story, the secret service said today it will take no formal action about trump's comments. scott otwitter, trump denied a report the agency spoke with the campaign about the matter. >> pelley: major garrett with some clarity for us tonight. major, thank you. the state department e-mails today from one of hillary clinton's closest aides. a conservative group sued to get them, but whether the messages expose corruption or just mundane government business depends on which campaign you're listening to. here's nancy cordes. >> some of these were really, really bad, and illegal. >> reporter: the trump campaign says the new e-mails show clinton foundation donors got special treatment at the state department.
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between top foundation official doug band, and two of secretary clinton's top aides. band reaches out on behalf of a job see. huma abedin writes back assuring band that state department personnel have been sending him options. >> it's called pay for play. >> reporter: but the clinton campaign says the job seeker was not a. state department spokesperson elizabeth trudeau says they get job referrals from outside sources all the time. >> it's not unusual for candidates to be recommended to the department through a variety of avenues. >> reporter: in the second change, band is looking to put a billionaire foundation donor in contact with state officials, writing, "we need gilbert chagoury to speak to the substance person regarding lebanon." abedin responds, "it's jeff feltman, the ambassador.
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i'll talk to jeff." >> reporter: mike pence. >> favors were done by state department officials for foreign donors to the clinton foundation. >> reporter: clinton aides insist that gilbert chagoury was not looking for a favor but he had information about lebanon that he wanted to share. the clinton campaign argues trump is hyping underoverwhelming e-mails to detract from her growing list of republican endorsements. a current g.o.p. officials say they'll work together to win over other republicans. >> pelley: a drama has been unfolding at trump's headquarters. the trump tower in new york, a real-life spider-man paid a visit. >> reporter: scott, for more than two hours this afternoon,
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-- i'm sorry. moments ago, a man, unidentified but quickly nicknamed "the human fly" was pulled in from the side of trump tower. now this is a apology in downtown new york city that is also the personal residence and campaign headquarters of republican nominee donald trump. he used suction cups and hive-end climbing gear to make it about 16 stories up. and the n.y.p.d. used about everything they could think of to stop him. that included cutting a hole in a vent, u ladder, commandeering a window cleaning platform, and finally popping panes of glass out of the side of building and dragging him in. as of this moment, he is now inside the building and secured and we are still waiting to learn more about his identity. he fell about 40 floors short of the top of the building. scott. >> pelley: thanks very much. no word yet on the reason for this stunt. in wisconsin, it wasn't even
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beat back a republican primary challenge. he defeated businessman paul nehlen by 70 poants. in another important story today, the commander of the u.s.-led coalition says that isis is losing fighters every day. lieutenant general sean mcfarland said 45,000 isis fighters have been killed in iraq and syria in two years of bombing. u.s. special forces are also on first time, we have extensive video of them training local soldiers to fight isis. the trouble is, the video came from isis itself. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the isis propaganda video says these are u.s.-backed syrian rebels headed toward the isis stronghold of al-bukamal before they're
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gunfire and forced to retreat. the 20-minute video also appears to show american and british special forces with their new syrian army recruits at a training camp in jordan. we have blurred their faces to protect their identities, but isis has not. >> you can start over. >> reporter: one scene shows a blond man striewbd as an american coaching a syrian fighter on how to speak in front of a camera. hand movements are no he tells his trainee in arabic "but try not moving your legs." isis could have seized the video off rebel fighters. more worrying is that it could have been the work of an insider says cbs national security analyst fran townsend. >> has isis been able to penetrate syrian rebel forces and get inside of these training camps? tha poses a whole host of sort of security concerns because you
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access to the training sights it's a counter-intelligence problem and a security problem. >> reporter: the new syrian army has been america's latest hope in fighting isis on the ground, specializing in counter terrorism and given the weapons and equipment to do it. but the video also alleges that some of those very weapons into the hands of isis after the rebel forces faced a crippling defeat last month. thousands of rounds of ammunition, mortars, rocket-propelledna launchers, satellite phones, even camera drones. but the video itself may be just as damaging. >> it has to produce an internal investigation to understand how did this happen and why and how can you prevent it? you owe that to the security of the trainers. >> reporter: we contacted u.s. military command in baghdad, scott. they told us they're aware of the video but can't comment on its authenticity. furthermore, they cannot and
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missions of special operations forces. >> pelley: charlie d'agata in our london newsroom tonight. charlie, thank you. today, the u.s. justice department unloaded on baltimore's police department, accusing officers there of routinely targeting african americans. this comes after prosecutors dropped all charges against officers in the case of a black man whose neck was inexplicably broken in a police van. jeff pegues is following this. >> reporter: justice investigation began after the death of freddie dpray and the vice presidency that followed. but federal officials say the baltimore police department has been troubled for years. the report says officers routinely make stops, searches and arrests without the required justification. of 300,000 pedestrian stops from january 2010 to may 2015, federal investigators found that
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small, predominantly african american neighborhoods. african americans accounted for 82% of all traffic stops, despite being only 60% of the driving age population. deputy attorney general vanita gupta says unnecessary stops sometimes led to violent confrontations. >> officers frequently resorted to physical force when a person did not immediately respond to verbal commands. even when the person was posing officers or other. >> reporter: in one case during a traffic stop a woman was strip searched on the street but after the search found no evidence of wrongdoing he was released with a repair order for her headlight. >> we lived it. we know. >> reporter: community activist ray kelly says the findings show what many in the community have complained about for years. are you surprised it took this long for people to listen? >> i'm sad that it took this
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convinced that people are going to listen. >> reporter: baltimore's police commissioner kevin davis says he is already begun the changes. >> and some of the more egregious acts described in the report, action has been taken, and those police officers have been removed and no longer work for the baltimore police department. >> reporter: the report also faulted a zero-tolerance approach to police chicago it said began here about 16 years ago. but, scott, several other similar tactics which have led to allegations of discrimination. >> pelley: jeff pegues in baltimore for us. jeff, thank you. well, one of the other cities that is reforming its police department is ferguson, missouri. it has been two years since an officer shot an 18-year-old, unarmed african american. michael brown got into an altercation with that officer after robbing a convenience store. last night, there was trouble at
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anniversary. ( gunfire ) a car hit a protester, sped away. someone fired shots, but no one was hit. demarco morgan is looking at what's changing in ferguson. >> you must disburse immediately. >> reporter: the images are unforgettable. fiery protests in ferguson and across america. >> back >> reporter: sparked by the death of 18-year-old mieblg brown. shortly after brown's death, a justice department report, critical of police practices, triggered changes the department hea. of downtown ferguson. >> reporter: the city now has its first plaque police chief, delrish moss. what's the conversation you have to have with the people of ferguson versus your officers? >> well, i think, as far as my officers are concerned, most of them have been really primed to
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you have to respect everyone's walk and come to the table. i think we all want to get to the same place but we have different views about how to get there. >> this is your city. >> this is my city. >> reporter: moss has placed the priority on community policing. he now requires officers to get out of their patrol cars and meet residents. other changes have been implemented asell. all fgu are now fitted with body cameras, more diversity in the departments. yet, twos years later, michael brown'brown's father, mike seni, believes still more needs to be done. what about the the changes here in ferguson? have you seen some for the better, some for the worse? >> what we need to do and what we're trying to do is build this trust somewhere between the police and the community because our people don't trust the police, brother. our children are afraid of the police. >> reporter: to better reflect
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police department has increased the number of black officers from four to seven out of the 36-member f. scott, that number is expected to increase when it fills 12 open positions. >> pelley: demarco morgan for us. demarco, thank you. coming up next on the cbs evening news, how a florida woman was accidentally killed by the police. >>uh, hello!? a meeting? it's a big one. too bad. we are double booked: diarrhea and abdominal pain. why don't you start without me? if you're living with frequent, unpredictable diarrhea and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or ibs-d. a condition that can be really frustrating. talk to your doctor about viberzi, a different way to treat ibs-d. viberzi is a prescription medication you take every day that helps proactively manage both diarrhea and abdominal pain at the same time. so you stay ahead of your symptoms. viberzi can cause new or worsening abdominal pain. do not take viberzi if you have or may have had:
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this is him raising the revolver at the moment he shot knowlton. journalist sue paquin took the pictures. >> there were three or four shots and she came around. and at first she was starting to double over, and we all thought, she's getting into it, and she's play acting, role playing with it. and i don't think it was a split second later it that she fell we all realized there was something terribly wrong. >> reporter: punta gorda police chief tom lewis. why was real weapon in a role-play scenario with a civilian? >> what i can tell you is that we were unaware that a live ammunition for this particular weapon existed. we believed that the particular caliber of the weapon used, that there were only blank rounds available to the officer. >> reporter: steve is mary's youngest son. >> she-- she was an incredible
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day with her. and you just never plan for something like this. and i know it's a fluke accident, but it's just devastating. >> reporter: chief lewis says his department of 49 people is devastated. will you allow a real weapon to be used again at a citizens' academy like this? >> the answer is absolutely not. >> reporter: the chief says the gun used to kill mary knowlton was a resolver that had been used with blank rounds are if you for the pas other citizen academy and no one got hurt. we called the attorney for the officer involved in this case but never heard back. >> pelley: david begnaud, thanks. when we come back, a new zika infection transmitted by mosquitos. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults.
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nothing compared to what she'd already been through. ben tracy introduces us. >> reporter: when yusra mardini dove into the olympic pool, she made history. it wasn't her time on the scoreboard. it was simply that she was here. >> when you are an athlete, you are not think if you are a syrian or from london or from germany or-- you will just think about your race. >> reporter: last august, four years into the the 18-year-old fled her home. like many other refugees, she and her sister ended up on a small boat bound for the island of lesbos off the coast of greece. the boat began to sink. yusra jumped in the water. >> and it was like quite hard just to think that you are a swimmer and in the end you're going to end up dying in the water. >> reporter: for hours, she and her sister pushed the boat to shore, saving nearly 20 lives.
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boat, and they were telling me, "oh, you are really courage, girl." "just shut up. leave me alone now." >> reporter: yusra traveled 2300 miles before slelgting in berlin where she trained for the listens. she is now part of the first refugee team to ever compete in the games. >> when you have a problem in your life, that doesn't mean you have to sit around and cry like babies. the problem was-- the reason why i am here and why i am stronger and i want to reach my >> reporter: she had high hopes today but fenced seventh out of eight in her heat. so yusra won't be leaving rio with an olympic medal, but it doesn't matter. she already swam the race of a lifetime. ben tracy, cbs news, rio de janeiro. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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