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>> mason: the rift between the clinton and sanders camps grows deeper. >> to suggest that our campaign has anything to do with creating violence is an outrage and unacceptable. >> mason: also tonight, millions of americans become eligible for overtime pay. and act an actress demands and gets equal pay. >> and i was like, "you better pay me or i'm going to go public." >> mason: and remembering the man who taught the world to sing ♪ i'd like to teach the world to sing sing with me ♪ in perfect harmony ♪ perfect harmony ♪ i'd like to buy the world a coke and keep captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> mason: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm anthony mason. it looks like the race for the democratic presidential nomination will be a fight to the finish after hillary clinton narrowly won the primary in kentucky yesterday, and bernie sanders took oregon, clintonow has 96% of the delegates she needs to clinch. it's nearly impossible for sanders to catch her, but he's not giving up, and the party rift is widening. here's nancy cordes. ed. >> i reject any implication that our campaign supports violence. >> reporter: a defiant sanders told cbs news today that his campaign did not encourage the chaos at nevada's democratic convention over the weekend. >> for democratic leaders in nevada and elsewhere to suggest that our campaign has anything to do with creating violence is an outrage and unacceptable. >> reporter: state party officials have accused the sanders camp of convincing "an irrational minority that the
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against them" which led to a day of unrest. his supporters later posted the state party chair's number online and she got hundreds of threats. >> the crowd was out of control, red in the face. >> reporter: california senator barbara boxer tried to speak but got booed. she's one of several senators who have called their vermont colleague to express concern. >> he was stunned that i felt that my safety was in peril. >> and can only hope that as a leader-- and he is a leader-- that he's taken care of it. >> reporter: the incident has weakened the fragile detente between sanders and party leaders, weps some sanders supporters already vowing to protest at the national convention in july. >> it's time to move forward. >> reporter: party chair debbie wasserman schultz tried to turn the page today. was there anything about the rules in nevada that was unfair, that was rigged against the sanders campaign?
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according to the process that was approved back in 2014. >> reporter: she initially said sanders was fanning the flames of discontent, but now tells us she believes he is taking the matter seriously. anthony, party leaders are walking a tightrope here because they know they can't afford to alienate sanders or his millions of supporters. >> mason: nancy, thanks. the presumptive republican nominee signed up for a one-day apretendisship in foreign affairs run by a noted expert. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump today sought foreign policy advice from former secretary of state henry kissinge henry kiss. the meeting came after trump said he would negotiate directly with north korean leader kim jong-un over his country's nuclear weapons program. that would be a sharp departure from decades of u.s. foreign policy. trump has also said he would let japan and south korea develop their own nuclear weapons. >> wouldn't you rather, in a certain sense, have japan have
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has nuclear weapons? >> reporter: republican senator jeff flake of the foreign relations committee cautioned against the proposals. >> it's one thing to sit down and talk. what do you do after that? and if it's, you know, tell south korea and japan they're on their own, that's a dangerous position. >> reporter: trump's unorthodox ideas for diplomacy extend not just to america's enemies but also to longtime allies. he's calls the nato alliance obsolete and said european members need to contribute more. >> if it breaks up nato, it breaks up nato. >> reporter: even the bedrock special relationship with great britain is up for debate after british prime minister david cameron criticized trump's call for a temporary ban on muslim immigration. >> it look like wiers not going to have a very good relationship. who knows? i hope to have a good relationship with him. but it'st sounds like he's not willing to address the problem, either. >> reporter: trump's meeting with kissinger was designed to calm some of the criticism of his ideas. >> it's a good sign that he's sitting down with foreign policç experts. and whether l
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position next week as he seems to be developing now, we just don't know. >> mason: major, trump also released a list today of people he'd consider for openings on the supreme court. what you can tell bus that? >> reporter: 11 names, all drawn from the federal or state bench. conservatives reacted favorably. interestingly, one judge on the list, texas supreme court justice don willet, has been openly critical of trump. he tweeted this i had coup the day trump announced-- who would the donald name to scotus? the mind reels, weeps, can't finish tweet." >> mason: nice reading, major, thanks. a lot of folks are already fed up with this election when a virginia woman died this week, her family posted this notice in the "richmond times dispatch." facebook held a summit of
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address allegations that the world's leading social media web site has a tendency to face left. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: at facebook headquarters, c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is meeting as many as 15 leading conservatives today, including former republican senator jim demint, barry bennett, a senior trump adviser, and commentator glenn beck. >> i just want to listen. i want to look mark zuckerberg in the eye and get a gauge of him as a man and see is he telling the truth? >> reporter: zuckerberg says he called the meeting to have a direct conversation about what facebook stands for. it's a response to accusations made on the tech news size gizz modeo by anonymous former facebook workers. they claim editors of the web site's trending section routinely blocked conservative issues. zuckerberg wrote, "we have found no evidence that this report is true." but matt schlapp, s
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declined today's invitation because facebook scorned his organization in the past. >> when we went to facebook and said, "would you work with us? would you show us how to use facebook better, would you help us get our conservative message out," they were not interested in assisting. >> turkish david green sees the facebook meeting as evidence the first amendment is alive and well on the internet. >> and i think it's actually a really nice model for the way free speech works in our country. they have the right to make these editorial decisions and other people have the right to call them on it and say we don't like in spite of their big thumbs-up sign, anthony, facebook gave a big thumbs-down to allowing reporters into today's meeting. >> mason: it was 62 years ago this week that the supreme court outlawed segregation in public schools but it never went away. a study ordered by congress found the percentage of high-poverty schools with mostly black o
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more than doubled since 2000. michelle miller went to a district in the deep south that's been ordered to desegregate. >> reporter: the mississippi delta town of cleveland has been grappling with its segregated past for 50 years and now its time has run out. in a fueling, a federal judge ordered the district to merge two high schools and two middle schools saying, "the delay in desegregation has deprived generations of students of the constitutionally guaranteed right of an integrated education." jamie jacks, a school district attorney, says the order doesn't give the full picture. >> we have kids learning side by side each other of different races. if you travel to our surrounding communities here that doesn't exist but we have it here. >> reporter: the problem centers around cleveland's two high schools. cleveland high is an historically whites-only school and is now evenly split. but east side high still has a student body that is virtually
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students we spoke to fear the impending change. >> it's this side of the highway versus that side of the highway, and it just-- it's been a rival for a long time. >> reporter: margaret swartzfager's kits go to cleveland high. reverend edward duvall's to east side. >> i think the white are afraid to become a minority lose control. >> but i think it's maybe time to rip the band-aid off and move forward i think as one unified school where everybody can accelerate. >> reporter: school desegregation protests across the country, a part of an ugly past dispierkt continues in the courts. there are currently 177 active school desegregation cases. half in mississippi and alabama alone. deputy assistant attorney general vanita gupta heads the justice department's civil right decision. >> i do think it's jarring for a lot of people today to know that in fact still too many of our schools
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that that is something we need to change. >> reporter: here, the debate is how to make the change. michelle miller, cbs news, cleveland, mississippi. >> mason: more than four million american workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued today by the obama administration. but will they end up with more money or fewer hours? don dahler takes a look. >> please, table 10. >> wonderful. >> thanks. >> reporter: with the lunch rush fading in his manhattan restaurant, owner james mallios has a chance to catch up with some of his employees. he says the new overtime policy is overdue. >> when workers are well paid, they're more productive at work. >> reporter: currently, only salaried workers making less than $23,660 are eligible for overtime pay. the new policy raises that threshold to $47,476. affecting some 4.2 million people. what are you going to do for them to comply with
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are impacted by this decision, and we will be raising their salaries to comply with the new requirements. >> reporter: in restaurants, retail stores, and other small businesses, employees designated as managers often work up to 80 hours a week but do not qualify for overtime. in ohio today, vice president joe biden promoted the new rules. >> when you're deprived your dignity, in my view, when you know you're working mump, much harder and much, much longer than you're getting compensated for. >> reporter: but contribution of the plan warn it could backfire. david french of the national retail federation calls it a career killer. >> but in the real world, most employees probably won't see overtime. instead, their jobs are going to be changed and they'll be reclassified. they'll effectively be demoted from a salaried position to of where they're exempt to an hourly position where they're nonexempt. >> reporter: to placate businesses, bonuses will be considered salary income. anthony, the policy won't take
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>> mason: don dahler, thanks, don. the pentagon says two chinese fighter jets flew within 50 feet of a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane yesterday in international air space over the south china sea. the american pilot called it an unsafe intercept, and descended quickly to avoid a collision. for more than two years, the world's demanded that nigeria's government bring home more than 200 girls kidnapped from their school by the muslim terror group boko haram. today, debora patta reports, one was found, not by the military, but local residents. >> reporter: she was number 127 of the kidnapped school girls. amina ali and her four-month-old baby were found today near the sambisa forest where she was collecting firewood. she was with this man, identified as her husband and a boko haram soldier. the girls were violently snatched from their school two years ago. since then, the nigeria
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free the girls or even find them. the kidnapping sparked global outrage and a campaign called "bring back our girls" which only intensified when the extremist group released video claiming to show its christian victims converting to islam. but despite the worldwide attention, the trail went cold until last month when a new video surfaced appearing to show at least 15 of the chibok girls were still alive. for desparing parents it rekindled hopes of seeing their daughters again. ali's survival will only fuel those hopes. with little else known, ali's baby may be the most important detail to emerge today. it's a familiar story. a woman we met recently in a refugee camp was also forced to marry her boko haramapture and gave birth to his child. traumatized and stigmatized by
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branded her spoiled goods and only prolonged her ordeal. amina ali has been reunited with her mother and is being debriefed by the nigerian military. it's hoped that she will be able to provide some intelligence on boko haram and the other girls still being held. >> mason: debora patta in johannesburg, thanks, debora. a new study says surviving coalob cancer may depend on where the tumor is located. and an actress does her part to close the hollywood pay gap when the cbs evening news continues. ♪ i am everyday people farxiga may help in ♪ i am everyday people that fight every day. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. one pill a day helps lower your a1c. and, although it's not a weight-loss drug, farxiga may help you lose weight. do not take if allergic to farxiga. if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such
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my body so at that point they staged it stage four coalob cancer, not in the terminal sense but the fact that it had moved. >> reporter: she had six months of chemotherapy, but earlier this year the cancer returned, prompting another round. >> today is the halfway through mark. the side effect side effects are a little bit harder than last year. >> reporter: her cancer had started on the right side of the colon, a location that can be more deadly. today's study of patients with advanced colon cancer found those with tumors on the right side survived an average of 19 months compared to 33 months for those with tumors on left side. dr. richard goldberg san oncologist with the ohio state university comprehensive cancer center and is a coauthor of the study. >> this data shows that we ought to be thinking differently about patients depending on where their cancer arose. >> reporter: patients with cancer on the right side tend to have fewer early symptoms and are often diagnosed later. one reason-- benign right-sided polyps can be harder to spot during a colonoscopy.
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many polyp polyps are obvious, e this one that looks like a mushroom. but polyps on the right side tend to be flat, increasing the odds of being missed and eventually turning into cancer. >> when i goo clinic next time, i'm going to be thinking, right side, left side. different treatment. >> reporter: today's study suggested certain types of chemotherapy may be more than effective with colon cancer starting on the right side than left. that may be especially relevant for african americans who are more likely than whites to have right-sided colon cancer and less likely to survive. >> mason: thanks, jon. an actress may have shown the way to make hollywood's pay gap collapse like a house of cards. that's next. to do one thing & another. only at&t has the network, people, and partners to help companies be... local & global. open & secure.
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>> it's not the money i'm upset about. it's that we do things together. >> reporter: this week she took a page right out of her character, claire underwood's book. ed it night, wright told an audience at a rockefeller foundation event just how she negotiated a pay raise. >> i was look, at statistics, and claire underwood's character was more popular than his for awe period of time in a season. so i capitalized on that moment and i was like, "you better pay me or i'm going to go public." ( applause ) and they did. >> reporter: actress patricia arquette raised the issue of pay inequity at last year's oscars. >> it's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the united states of america. >> don't you dare forget that! >> reporter: jennifer lawrence talked to charlie rose about making less in the film "american hustle." >> i feel uncomfortable asking for more money. i don't want to seem like a brat.
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used for women. >> reporter: wright who has won a golden globe for her role in "house of cards" said gender should not determine value. >> it has to be unacceptable at this stage. >> reporter: a publicist for kevin spacey told us today kevin thinks it's amazing and well deserved. he's honored to be a part of a show that supports equal pay for women. anthony, a spokesperson for netflix says they have no comment regarding wright's statements but, of course, she got what she wanted. >> mason: she did. jais reeka, thanks. in a moment the real story behind a popular commercial. when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can.
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most popular tv commercial ever. ♪ i'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love sphwhrai the ad for coca-cola hit the airwaves in nine 71, and it wasn't long before the world was singing it. >> it ran in almost every country of the world that speaks english, and they all understood it. >> mason: it was the brainchild of ad man bill backer, who also told the world coke was the real thing. campbell's soup was good food. ♪ soup is good food >> mason: and set off a national debate over miller light. stranded in ireland by fog, backer noticed fellow travelers from all the world, once angry about the delay, suddenly talking happily together as they drank coke. backer grabbed a napkin and jotted down these words. ♪ i'd like to buy the world a
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coke and that's the real thing ♪ >> mason: he put his new lyrics to a melody called "mom, true love, and apple pie." by roger greenaway and roger cook, then recruited 500 young people from schools and embassies in rome, and put them on a hilltop to lip sync. the commercial was so popular, a group called "the new seekers "recorded a new version that became a top 10 hit. ♪ in perfect harmony >> mason: bill backer died this past week at the age of 89. the final episode of "madmen "had done an ohmm-mage to him and his economy. and that's how one man taught the world to sing. ♪ grow apple trees and honeybees ♪ >> mason: now that will be stuck in your head again. that's the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm anthony
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>> right now at 7:00, good samaritans jumped in to save a man but now the fiery crash has the tyson's corner diner has taken a tragic turn. the virtual kidnappings now reported in the d.c. area. scammers tugging at heart description hoping to get you to fork over cash. foirs tonight a guilty plea in a police officers death. the case grew strong emotions from the top cop and helped change state laws. >> today, luis reluzco pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of young police officer noah leotta. he offered a few words in court today only saying he's pleading guilty because he is guilty. police say he

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