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app. >> pelley: trump gets key endorsements before iowa. six days to go. it's a battle to win, place or show. >> can you win this thing? >> pelley: also tonight, news about two threats to women's health. ka virus and heart disease. cbs news exposes questionable spending by the nation's largest veterans charity. >> we're using our injuries, our darkest days, our hardships to make money. >> pelley: and he turned deadpan into an art form. remembering and vigoda. >> what's your anniversary? >> some time in february. [laughter] >> this is
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: first votes in the presidential election are six days away, and the republican race in iowa is as tight as it can be. a new poll out today shows donald trump leading ted cruz by two points, essentially a tie. marco rubio is the only other candidate in double-digits. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump won endorsements today from evangelical leader jerry falwell, jr., and arizona chip joe arpaio, giving trump credibility on both abortion and immigration. >> we have so many incredible endorsements. i think i would love to win iowa. i'm doing very, very well with the evangelicals, as you know and as you can see. >> reporter: ted cruz argued he's the most conservative candidate on issues. >> who stood and defended life and liberty. who defended the second amendment? who stood against obamacare? >>. >> reporter: and his campaign trump.
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>> i can do it beer than anybody. >> reporter: meanwhile, marco rubio is fighting to be the party's mainstream alternative. can you win the iowa caucus? >> i'm going to do well in iowa and new hampshire, and we'll be the nominee when this is said and done. >> reporter: trump threatened to boycott thursday's debate because of fox news moderator megyn kelly. >> kelly is biased against me. >> reporter: kelly's only offense, ask trump tough questions. >> you've called women you don't look fat pig, dogs, and disgusting animals. >> reporter: fox is standing with kelly. trump said he will most likely not participate in the fox debate for a campaign that knows turnout is vital to victory, that's the riskiest strategy imaginable. >> pelley: on the democratic side, hillary clinton leads bernie sanders nationally by 12 points, and this is the first time she has been under 50%.
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for iowa from nancy cordes. >> reporter: sanders got a hero's welcome today at a steelworkers union hall in des moines, where his pro-worker message has clearly found some fans. >> you ready for a radical idea? we're going to create an economy that woror for working families, not just billionaires. >> reporter: union members make up about 10% of iowa's workforce and can provide key manpower in a campaign's homestretch. sanders has locked up support from the u.s. postal workers and national nursings united. clinton is backed by the american federation of teachers and the service employees union. >> you will know that you have a friend in the white house. >> reporter: at a forum monday night, clinton was confronted by a young sanders voter. >> i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest. >> you know, look, i've been around a long time. people have thrown all kinds of
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>> reporter: we asked sanders what he thought. do you view secretary clinton as dishonest? >> no. i have known secretary clinton for 25 years. this is a distinguished woman who has worked for many, many years. i like secretary clinton. we have differences of opinion on important issues. >> reporter: sanders warned his supporters today he can only win here in iowa if turnout is better than average. that's an acknowledge. , scott, that many of his fans are younger people who make for less reliable caucusgoers. >> pelley: and worth remembering iowa is just the starting line in a process that's going to go long into the spring. nancy cordes, thanks very much. washington's mayor plans to lift the snow emergency tomorrow evening. for now the city is still moving at half speed with the streets clogged. the same in baltimore, which led to a dangerous situation ernight.
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>> reporter: this fire in baltimore spread to five row houses when firefighters couldn't get their trucks to the unplowed street. residents had to help drag fire hoses through the snow. >> my mother's house wouldn't have burnt to the ground if there hadn't been snow in the street. >> joe keebler and debra fetchik's mother lost their home. >> i'm just happy my mother is safe. >> reporter: frustration in washington, d.c., is growing. >> i think d.c. government needs a new plan in spring. >> gil schwartz has had enough. >> i think three days is outrageous. it should be cleared off. there are older people here and people who really rely upon being able to get out. >> reporter: others took to twitter using the #snowstuck to complain. a capitol hill staffer wrote, "it's come to this." this woman posted, 50 of her parents neighbors are shoveling and snowblowing their street
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the clean-up remains an around-the-clock effort as fears loom of a nightmare commute when the federal government reopens. d.c.'s chris geldart. why is the city not doing what new york did where they said, anybody who is over a certain age that's able-bodied, we'll pay you to come out and help dig the city out. >> i don't care where you are in the nation, 24 inches of snow in an urban environment requires clean-up. that's what we're going to see probably at least over next 48 hours and going into the end of the week. >> reporter: d.c. schools are celt to open tomorrow. other school districts could remain closed through the rest of the week. scott, we heard from the national parks service today that they've removed enough snow off the national mall to fill the washington monument more than 18 times. >> pelley: kris van cleave, thanks very much. today we learned why a texas grand jury investigating planned parenthood indicted two of its critics instead. the anti-abortion activists went undercover to shoot controversial videos of planned parenthood employees.
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>> reporter: the undercover videos were explosive. >> don't low ball it. tell me what you really think. >> reporter: they sparked criminal investigations across the country into whether planned parenthood was illegally selling aborted fetal tissue. but the surprise indictment by a texas grand jury said the undercover activist sandra merritt and david dalieden broke the law when they allegedly used fake california driver's licenses and posed at buyers of fetal parts. dalieden says their undercover techniques were the same as other investigative journalist, a point underscored by constitutional scholars like cornell university's michael dorf. >> this could set a dangerous precedent and chill undercover investigations by legitimate journalists. >> reporter: these are tactics often exposed by activist
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just last summer activist won a free speech victory when a federal judge struck down a land banning undercover operations in the dairy industry. lynn winmill discussed "the jungle," when upton sinclair exposed unfair labor practice, cruelty to animals and unsanitary conditions of meat sanitary plants in the 1900s. >> a lot of these institutions operate in secret. so you need somebody to go under false pretenses because otherwise there's in way that the public will get access to them. >> reporter: it also raises journalist. those are activist as opposed to reporters from a news organization, but now, scott, everyone can post things online and say, this also is journalism. >> pelley: jan crawford tonight. jan, thank you. now we have a cbs news investigation into a charity for wounded veterans. what caught our attention is how
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spends donations as compared to other long-respected charities. for example, the disabled american veterans charitable service trust spends 96% of its budget on vets. fisher house devotes 91%. but according to public records reported by charity navigator, the wounded warrior project spends just 60% on vets. where's the rest of the money going? chip reid and producer jennifer janisch found out. >> with a gift of just $19 a month, you can join wounded warrior project. >> reporter: in its commercial, wounded warrior project appeals to the american public's generosity, and it works. in 2014 alone, the group received more than $300 million in donations. >> their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. what the public doesn't see is how they spend their money. >> reporter: army staff sergeant erick millette came home from iraq in 2006 whether a
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along with a traumatic brain injury and ptsd. initially he admired the charity's work and participated in its program, and he got a shout out from the president. >> then there's staff sergeant erick millette. >> reporter: he took a job as a public speaker with wounded warrior project in 2013, but he quit after witnessing what he calls lavish spending on parties for executives and staff. >> they're using our injuries, our darkest days, our hardships to make money. so you can have these big parties. let's get a mexican mariachi band in there. let's get moore rock cas made with wounded war yolo go. let's get iticateddered. let's have a big old party. staying at lavish hotel at the beach in jacksonville, one ocean, and requiring staff that lives in the area to stay at the hotel. >> reporter: cbs news spoke to more than 40 former employees who described a charity where spending was out of control.
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so fearful of retaliation they asked us not to show their faces. >> it was extremely extravagant. dinners and alcohol and just total access. >> for a charitable organization serving veteran, all this expense on expensive resorts and alcohol... >> that's what the military calls fraud, waste and abuse. >> reporter: according to the charity's tax form, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010 to $26 million in 2014, about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery, its top program. former employees say spending has skyrocketed since steven nardizzi took over as c.e.o. in 2009. many point to the 2014 annual meeting at a luxury resort in colorado springs as typical of his style.
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a building. >> reporter: to make a grand >> yeah. he's come in on a segue. he's come in on a horse. >> reporter: about 500 staff members attended the four-day conference in colorado. the price tag, about $3 million. >> donors don't want you to have a $2,500 bar bill. >> reporter: wounded warrior project declined our repeated interview request for nardizzi but offered us captain ryan kules. he denied excessive spending on conferences. >> it's the best use to make sure we're provide l programs and services to our warriors and their families at the highest quality. >> reporter: why go to a five-star resort in colorado when you could do it in jacksonville and save a lot of money and spend that money on wounded warriors? >> like i said, the reason that we're having those conferences
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able to build as a team and be able to be aligned by the best qualities. >> reporter: so you're going to keep saying that no matter what question i ask about the conferences? >> wounded war owe project and those donor dollars trained me to speak and be a voice. and that's exactly what i'm doing. i'm sorry, but i'll be damned if you're going the take hard-working americans' money and drink it and waste it. >> reporter: ryan kules of the wounded warrior project told us the charity did not spend $3 million on the colorado conference, but he was not there and was unable to tell us what it did cost. scott, he also denied that the charity spends money on alcohol or engages in any other kind of excessive spending. >> pelley: chip reid breaking the investigation tonight. chip, thank you. by the way, tomorrow "cbs this morning" will continue chip's investigation. former employees say that the programs don't provide comprehensive the help to veterans.
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recommended that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression. this is based on new evidence that suggests postpartum depression often begins during pregnancy. government researchers also suggested that all adults, men and women, be screened because nearly 7% of americans suffer depression. another concern tonight for pregnant women, the zika virus is spreading. today the c.d.c. added the u.s. virgin islands and the dominican republic in its travel warnings. 12 cases have been reported in puerto rico. the mosquito-borne virus is linked to a serious birth defect, and our dr. jon lapook is joining us now. jon, what do we know? >> reporter: scott, the medical community in the united states is watching zika closely because it has now spread to more than 20 countries around the world with more than 1 million cases in brazil alone. pregnant women are being warned not to travel to these places. zika causes mild or no symptoms
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women, it has been linked to babies born with an abnormally small head. there have been at least a dozen cases of zika infection in the u.s. since last year, but all the patients are believed to have gotten the virus abroad before coming here. >> pelley: so no infections originating in the united states, but tell us about the concerns that that could happen. >> reporter: well, it could happen. an infected mosquito could bite someone in brazil. now that person could come to the united states. the virus stays in the bloodstream for about seven days. so now an uninfected mosquito could bite that infected person, pick up the virus, turn around and bite an uninfected person. now you've got the virus spreading in the u.s. there's in treatment. there's no vaccine, so experts are urging prevention and definitely research. >> pelley: jon lapook, thank you very much. stay right here with us because jon will be right back with a new study on why women are more likely than men to die of heart attacks.
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>> pelley: men and women are not equal when it comes to heart attacks. often the symptoms and causes are different. according to a new statement by the american heart association. here again is dr. jon lapook. >> that looks fantastic. >> reporter: two years ago 54-year-old vanessa noel, a shoe designer, started having what she called episodes. >> i had chest tightening, but more than the chest tightening, it was radiating up to my bottom jaw. >> reporter: three doctors missed the diagnosis, but four months later while in the middle of getting an ultrasound of her heart, the cause became very clear. >> i was told i had a heart attack, and that i was very lucky girl, that i got there so quickly that if i had left her office, the doctor told me, and did this on the street, i
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>> heart disease in women is underresearched, underdiagnosed and undertreated. >> reporter: dr. holly andersen is a doctor. >> it's not surprising that once a woman gets heart disease she will do worse and be more likely to die than a man. >> reporter: the statement finds 26% of women die in the first year after heart attack, cocoared to 19% of men. during treatment, complication rates are higher for women. and while chest pain is still the most common symptom for men and women, women are more likely than men to have atypical symptom, such as that teenage, nausea or pain that is not in the chest. in fact, 42% of women with heart attacks experience no chest pain. >> women are harder to diagnose, but even if they are diagnosed correctly, they will be less likely to receive all the guideline-derived medication to
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>> reporter: diagnosis in women is more challenging because symptoms like fatigue and nausea don't point directly to the heart, but there is also undertreatment after heart attack. less than 20% of women get cardiac rehab, which is considered standard therapy, scott. >> pelley: jon lapook, thank you very much, doctor. what's being hidden by one of rome's most famous museums? we'll show you next. woman: i'll never remember all the projects, presentations, or meetings i gave up my nights for. (music's drums intensify) but days like this, i'll never forget. get out there, in the 2016 ford escape. be unstoppable. this is my fight song take back my life song (music) when my doctor told me i have age-related macular degeneration, amd we came up with a plan to help reduce my risk of progression. and everywhere i look...
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the actor was best known as ever-suffering detective phil fish on the sitcom "barney miller." >> who are you going to listen to, me or your computer? >> doesn't look good. >> you won't believe this, but according to their records, i'm deceased. [laughter] >> probably a mistake. >> pelley: abe vigoda was mistakenly reported dead decades ago, and his status, dead or alive, became a running gag the rest. his life. vigoda first came to prominence in a serious role on the other side of the law as the mobster who betrayed michael corleone. >> that michael was only business. i always liked him. >> pelley: he died today at 94. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight.
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