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>> pelley: now it's munich under attack. [gunfire] a state of emergency has been declared with many dead and wounded after gunmen opened fire at a shopping mall. also tonight, clinton zeros in on a running mate while trump takes aim. >> hillary's trying to pick her poce president as fast as lessibca, beuse she wants to take away a little of the success that we had at this convention. >> pelley: officers are investigated for a violent takedown, and the lecture that one of them gave in a squad car. >> 99% of the time it is the black community that's being violent. >> were you offended?
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>> [inaudible]. >> pelley: and rion showed them all. >> i gotep accted? >> pelley: steve hartman checks back with america's happiest college student. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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panicked people flee, he starts to shoot. [gunfire] within minutes armed police have flooded in. they immediately evacuated this busy shopping area and shut down munich's public transport system as reports came in of more shots fired nearby. this amateur video apparently shows an armed man on the loose in a parking garage. he insults foreigners and then shouts, "i'm a german." outside the shopping mall, ambulance crews treated the wounded and covered up the dead. police spokesman marcus de gloria martens said this was a terrorist attack, but who did it and why is unclear. "we're looking for up tohree
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perpetrators," he said, "with long guns on the run." munich is locked down tonight. the main railway station is closed and people are still trying to get home on foot. police have advised them once they're there to stay there as they confront the possibility of armed terrorists on the loose in the city, possibly looking for an opportunity to kill again. scott, the police are now investigating the probability that one of those dead bodies was that of the gunman, the man you saw in the video, and that he shot himself. and we should add right now, too, that at the moment anyway there is no indication that either isis or al qaeda had anything to do with this attack. >> pelley: we'll know more in the hours to come. liz palmer in our london newsroom. liz, thank you. the day after the republican convention hillary clinton is said to have settled on a running mate. an announcement is likely soon, and nancy cordes is on the campaign. >> did any of you watch that convention in
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[crowd booing] >> reporter: clinton kept this tampa crowd in suspense, withholding the name of her running mate, even as top democrats grew more and more convinced she will tap virginia senator tim kaine. >> in this election, do the right thing and vote your conscience. >> reporter: kaine is a 58-year-old father of three who served as mayor of richmond, lieutenant governor and governor, all when virginia was still considered a red state. in the senate he served on the armed services committee and the foreign relations committee. >> the president does not have the legal power to maintain this war without congress. >> reporter: that mix of executive experience and foreign policy knowledge could give him an edge over arguably more magnetic v.p. picks. like massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. >> i am boring. but, you know, boring is the fastest-growing demographic in this country. >> reporter: charlie rose asked clinton about kaine's
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self-assessment earlier this week. >> i love that about him. he's got a great... he's never lost an election. he was a world-class mayor, governor and senator. >> reporter: he's also the first senator ever to deliver a speech in the chamber entirely in spanish. [speaking spanish] a skill that could help the ticket woo hispanic voters. but the choice of a moderate like kaine could disappoint bernie sanders' voters, who preferred a liberal like elizabeth warren or sherrod brown. >> i think if hillary chooses kaine, he's a very good selection, he will help her, he will most importantly govern well with her. >> reporter: president obama nearly chose kaine eight years ago but went with joe biden instead. we should learn clinton's pick within the next few hours,
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running mate will appear in miami together tomorrow. >> pelley: nancy cordes waiting for word. na nce, thanks very much. this broadcast will be in philadelphia next week for the democratic national convention. we'll start with a special edition of the cbs weekend news on sunday. our prime time coverage of the convention will begin on monday night. today president obama spoke to john dickerson, the anchor of "face the nation." >> reporter: mr. president, when donald trump spoke to his convention, he talked about the security threats, he painted a very dark picture. now there has been a terrorist attack in germany. doesn't that suggest he's right about the darkness? >> no, it doesn't. terrorism is a real threat, and nobody knows that better than me. one of the best ways of preventing it is making sure we don't divide our own country, that we don't succumb to fear, that we don'
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values, and that we send a very strong signal to the world and to every american citizen that we're in this together. >> reporter: explain how we would sacrifice our values specifically by being divided. >> look, if you start engaging in the kinds of proposals that we've heard from mr. trump or some of his surrogates like mr. gingrich where we start suggesting that we would apply religious tests to who could come in here, that we are screening muslim-americans differently than we would others, then we are betraying that very thing that makes america exceptional. >> pelley: john's interview with president obama sunday on "face the nation." today donald trump raised the munich attack as the kind of threat that he railed against in his acceptance speech
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night. he ended the republican convention with a roar, a vision of america threatened by evils that trump said only he can defeat. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump and running mate mike pence celebrated the end of the g.o.p. convention by addressing supporters and taking on their general election opponents. >> hillary's trying to pick her vice president as fast as possible, because she wants to take away a little of the success that we had at this convention. >> reporter: trump settled scores and pence stood mostly mute. one of trump's targets, texas senator ted cruz. >> honestly, he may have ruined his political career. i feel is bad for him. >> reporter: trump lit into cruz after the senator failed to endorse him during the convention. >> vote your conscience. >> i don't want his endorsement. ted, stay home, relax, enjoy yourself. i will not accept it. it won't matter. >> reporter: trump's acceptance speech, the longest r
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optimism and painted a picture of deep despair, rising crime, porous borders and lurking terrorism. >> the attack on our police and the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life. >> reporter: trump said nothing about working with the republican congress or recognizing checks and balances. instead he portrayed himself as man willing to exercise expansive power. >> i have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people who cannot defend themselves. >> reporter: during a press conference with mexican president enrique pena nieto, president obama said he ignored the convention but not its underlying message. >> this idea that america is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere
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experience of most people. >> reporter: the president said violent crime and attacks on people are less frequent now than during the reagan presidency. scott, newt gingrich, who nearly became trump's running mate, said today's attack in germany proves trump is right about the climate of danger and his media critics are wrong. >> pelley: major garrett reporting for us from the washington newsroom. major, thanks very much. in another major story tonight, what is being called a "heat dome" is smothering much of the country. let's bring in eric fisher, our chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz. eric, what's happening? >> reporter: well, scott, the hottest time of the year is living up to its name. all states in the united states except for two hit 90 degrees today, washington and alaska, both missing out on some of that peak heat. when you look across the country, a large swath under excessive heat warnings or advisories. pretty nasty weather to be outside in in the peak hotness of the day. while the major heat has been across the middle of the cou
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spreads out coast to coast as we head into the weekend. a little bit flatter, meaning the hottest of the hot won't be quite as warm, but many americans seeing temperatures well above average. here's a preview, lots of towns and cities near triple-digit high temps from oklahoma city across the plains, eastward over into washington, d.c. when you factor in the humidity, heat index value, how it feels on your body, 100 to 115. a weekend to take it easy. scott, it looks like this very hot summer pattern will stick around the close out the month. >> pelley: brutal. eric fisher, wbz. eric, thank you very much. next on the "cbs evening news," video of the violent arrest of an african american schoolteacher. what led to this. and charlotte businesses pay the price for a controversial state law. did you know that meeting your daily protein needs actually helps to support your muscle health?
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>> pelley: police in austin, texas, have released video of a white police officer tossing an african american schoolteacher to the ground. it happened during a traffic stop 13 months ago, but we're seeing this just now. david begnaud is on the story. >> put you feet back in the car.
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struggle. >> reporter: in a second video from that june day, another officer, patrick spradlin, asked king about race relations as he drove her to jail. >> why are so many people afraid of black people? >> that's what i want the figure out. >> i can give you a really good idea why it might be that way? >> why? >> violent tendencies. 99% of the time when you hear about stuff like that, it is the black community that's being violent. >> reporter: were you offended in >> i was hurt. >> my heart was sickened and saddened when i first learned of this incident. >> reporter: austin police chief art acevedo, who said he became aware of the tapes earlier this week, called the comments by officer spradlin racist, the actions of officer richter offensive, and he apologized to king. >> reporter: miss king, d
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you trust the police before this happened? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: do you trust them now? >> i know for a fact that all people are not bad. all people are not good. i know there's some good people out there. i do. and i believe in my heart of hearts that there are some good people out there, that they're still going to serve and protect me. >> reporter: the district attorney is deciding whether or not to convene a grand jury to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against the arresting officer. since the video became public, both officers are on desk duty. scott, the commanders here at the austin police department knew about the video and they watched it, and they handed down the lowest level of discipline possible against the arresting officers -- training and counseling. >> pelley: david begnaud in the texas capital this evening. david, thank you. today north miami police identified jonathan aledda as the officer who wounded an unarmed black man this week. aledda was placed on desk duty. the victim was a mental health
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>> pelley: business owners in charlotte stand to lose a lot of money after the nba bounced next year's all-star game from their city. the league pulled out because of a north carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. manuel bojorquez is there. >> reporter: the nba's all-star weekend brings the best in basketball. >> oh, hammers it home! >> reporter: and can bring the host city upward of $100
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in business. but next year it won't be in charlotte. in a statement, the nba said, "we do not believe we could successfully host our all-star festivities in the climate created by hb2." governor pat mccrory signed the law in march. it blocks certain protections for l.g.b.t. people and mandates which public restroom transgender people can use. today the governor stood firm. >> in any decision i make, i pick common sense values to protect our children and our schools. >> reporter: james bazelle owns a restaurant near the arena and is concerned about how much money businesses could lose. >> not just downbusinesses, but the gas stations, convenience stores, everything down here. >> reporter: jennifer roberts is charlotte's mayor. are you concerned that if the law doesn't change, you will lose more events and revenue
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but if our state doesn't at least allow cities to put forward non-discrimination ordinances, then, yes, we will lose more events. >> reporter: more than 150 businesses have urged lawmakers here to repeal the law, but, scott, despite the nba's decision, the pga has decided its championship next year will remain in the state. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez, thanks. on the road with steve hartman is next. rion's hope turns to happiness. e real you shine through? introducing otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information
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changes how we live. yellow weather alert over the weekend. heat index tomo >> pelley: it's been a rough few weeks, so we'd like the share some news that's guaranteed to make you smile. here's steve hartman "on the
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>> reporter: for 20 years here in spartanburg, south carolina, danny holcombe and his wife sue kept a secret from their son. they never told rion, who has down syndrome, that there were some things in life he would never be able to do, which is why when some of rion's friends left for college, he just figured he would go, too. his parents say he even picked the college. >> he was telling people he could go to clemson. >> did you brace him for disappointment. >> we kept telling him, yeah, but he continued. >> reporter: although the holcombe's didn't know it at the time, rion's dream wasn't entirely out of the question. clemson does have a program for people with intellectual disabilities, but it's highly competitive. every year more than 100 people apply for less than 10 openings. still, since rion wasn't getting the hint, they let him try, and when the admissions letter arrived, they recorded it on home video. >> we're waiting to see how he rets
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>> i got... i got accepted? >> and he says, "i got accepted." i think those words mean an awful lot. >> yes. >> it's just total, absolute joy. >> are you still just as happy as you were that day? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: we were there a couple years ago when he went to clemson. the two-year program teaches job skills and how the live independently. >> do you need my help? >> reporter: which i can tell his mother especially will appreciate. it's challenging, isn't it? >> it's very challenging, yes. >> reporter: but you're up for it? >> yes. >> reporter: 20 years ago there was no room on a college campus for someone like rion. >> all right. ryan, ready to go? >> yes. >> reporter: but today more than 200 universities across the country offer some sort of program like this. and rion, for one, couldn't have been more grateful for the opportunity. he took instantly to college life, proving that down syndrome can be overcome. i
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control what he hears, what he see, who he spends time with. >> reporter: but empty nest syndrome remains incurable. >> danny holcombe, jr. >> reporter: last year rion graduated. he applied for jobs and got two, one as -- with an occupational therapist, one at a slide. steve hartman, on the road in spartanburg, south carolina. >> pelley: go, tigers. that's the "cbs evening news" for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good i'm scott pelley and i'll see you sunday from philadelphia. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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right now at 7:00, the heat is on. topper tells us how hot it's going to feel like this weekend. >> who will it be? hillary clinton still hasn't named her vice presidential running mate. another apparent terror attack in europe. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm bruce johnson. at least nine people are dead after gunmen opened fire at a mcdonald's near one of the busiest malls in munich, germany. >> police say they believe the shooter is among the dead. initially they said they were looking for three shooters. now that's less clear. witnesses reported three shooters but say it could have been the same person at three different locations. what we do know is right now munich is essentially shut down. there are no trains or buses moving through the city. at


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