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airports. at chicago's o'hare airport, look at this, 450 people missed their flights yesterday. more than 100 of them had to spend the night on cots. the tsa doesn't have enough screeners. at least two airlines are exploring the idea of hiring extra people to speed up the lines. to date supreme court punted on one of the biggest cases of the term. whether obama care can require religious groups to offer contraception coverage through their insurance plans. you'll recall there is a vacancy on the court. to date justices apparently did not want to risk a 4-4 tie which would have led to different laws in different states.
so they sent the case back to the lower courts to explore a compromise. some republicans owe posed to donald trump are trying to recruit someone to run against him as an independent. here is major garrett on how that is going. >> i just think running third party, doesn't feel right. the long shot effort to mount independent campaign fizzled further today when john kasich one of the last on the list of potential candidates ruled it out. a third party candidacy would be viewed as, kind of a silly thing. >> i don't think it is appropriate. >> 2012 nominee, mitt romney asked kasich to kid a run. part of a recruitment effort led by bill crystal and eric eriksson to stop donald trump. republican chairman ryan preibus dismissed the idea. >> a suicide mission. you are changing throwing out eight years of the white house and throwing out potentially generations on the supreme court. >> reporter: obstacles for a run are daunting.
organizers would need to acquire 880,000 valid signatures to place a candidate on the balloten all 50 stachltes. the deadline in texas has passioned. the anti-trump forces worry about the billionaire's philosophy and personal character. those concerns were mg ni tagni that trump used false identities in the 1980s and that he can be crude and demeaning to women. conservatives fear trump is an easy target for democrats. this was president obama yesterday at rutgers university. >> in politics and in life, ignorance its not a virtue. it is not cool to not know what you are talking about. conservatives opposed to trump say they need $100 million to wage an independent campaign in a few key states. scott, there is no sign gop donors who have given $1 million to an anti-trump super pac have any stomach for an even costlier endeavor.
>> major garrett. thank you. hillary clinton isn't having any free run to the nomination. bernie sanders favored tomorrow in kentucky and oregon. but it won't change the inevitable. clinton is only 144 delegates short of clinching the nomination. here's nancy cordes. >> time people stop listening to republican propaganda. >> in kentucky clinton blasted the gop and likely nominee. trying out her trump impression on jobs. >> his answer, i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is i'm going to do. >> she did not do her best bernie sanders. though he is the one who could beat her in two states tomorrow. and is laying the ground work in puerto rico. >> the people of the united states cannot continue a colonial tight relationship with the people of puerto rico. >> clinton can afford to lose a few more states.
but she can't afford dischord like this. >> recount. recount. >> over the weekend, sanders' supporters disrupted the convention, protesting delegate rules and booing speakers. >> we need civility in the democratic party. >> it is a sign democrats are going to have some of their own struggles with unity. recognizing that clinton its going to be tide up with these primaries for a while, the biggest super pac supporting her announced to day, scott, they would begin airing ad against donald trump this week. nearly a month earlier than they had planned. >> nancy cordes for us tonight. thank you. cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in this country. and, what are the odds that everybody could walk away from a crash like this. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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the first of its kind in this country. a man who lost his penis to cancer has received a new one. it is a major development especially for veterans who suffer genital injuries and our dr. jon lapook is here to explain more. jon, you spoke with two of the surgeons who did this. why did they take on the case? >> well it was interesting. one of their young doctors went down to walter reid and he observed some wounded warriors who had genital injuries. and this group does hand transplants. they thought, you know what we really should do something for these people. there are 1300 wounded warriors who have genital injuries. in addition to that. 2,000 men a year have cancer of the penis and that may or may not end up with injury to the penis. >> what do you know? >> thomas manning, 64-year-old from massachusetts. he lost his penis is a part of treatment for cancer of the penis that he developed in 2012. ever since that, he has been telling his doctors. is there anything you can do. if there is anything you can do at all.
i want to be part of it. he is doing very, very well. in fact, a 15-hour surgery. more than 30 doctors involved. and the surgeons i just speck to they expect him to leave the hospital some time next week. >> this has been done successfully one other time in south africa. dr. jon lapook, thank you, jon. >> well, winter makes a come back in late spring. we'll show you next.
on this late spring day, caribou, maine, got 4 1/2 inches of snow. a record this late in may. but it won't last. the high is expected to be in the upper 50s tomorrow. now have a look at this. sebastian alvarez captured a frightening ride on his cam when a skydiving plane had engine trouble and went down in a vineyard in central, california. >> there is no fire, relax. everybody out. the plane flipped over. it had been too low for any of them to jump out. all 1 people walked away. at the white house today, president obama presented the medal of valor to 13 police officers. among them, gregory stevens who stopped a mass shooting in garland, texas, after he subdued
we end tonight with the next generation of aerospace engineers. chip reid reports from mission control in arlington, virginia. >> reporter: if you are wondering what in the world made these students so happy? well, actually it was out of this world. it happened in the blink of an eye. here it is again. in slow motion. a tiny satellite being launched today by astronauts on the international space station. 13-year-old rebecca helped build it off the awe really excited, it is of in space. >> reporter: now saint thomas moore cathedral school in
arlington, virginia, the first grade school in the nation to put a satellite in orbit. the main payload is a small camera which will beam photographs become to earth using an antenna that fifth grader felix pelligrin helped build. >> we don't control where it take is a picture. take is a picture every 30 second. >> he gets to be on tv too. you are expecting cool pictures? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: teacher emily stocker says supposed to be a one to two year project. but because of set backs, explosion of an unmanned space station bound rocket in 2014 it took a sometimes agonizing four years. what do you think is the most important thing they learned? >> what we didn't plan on teaching was perseverance it would take to get the project completed. we are still not done. >> reporter: still not done because they're waiting for the satellite to send a signal with the first photograph from space. and how nervous are you about whether you are going to hear a
signal? >> i sccan put it into one word. arghh! >> reporter: that is space talk for please phone home. chip reid, cbs news, arlington, virginia. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm michelle miller. it is another primary day on the road to the white house. republicans in oregon will go to the polls, although donald trump is now essentially running unopposed. for the democrats it is oregon, kentucky. although hillary clinton holds a big lead in the delegate count over bernie sanders, she is taking no chances. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: hillary clinton a big last minute investment in kentucky. time and money. hoping to pull off a win in one of two states. at a pair of churches, courting the african-american vote. and rallies. her delegate lead is so large she can afford to lose all of
the primaries from here on out through the primary season. but her campaign is worried that that would send her sort of limping into the democratic convention in july. and leave her a whacker candidate. sanders has now won a pair of contests in a row with upcoming state the clinton campaign knows they have tough states ahead of them. in nevada, sanders supporters over the weekend showed unity is still going to be a challenge for this party. they disrupted the state's party convention because they felt that the rules for allotting delegates were unfair. the clinton campaign isn't wildly successful. wildly confident she will be successful. though she won here by 35 points eight years ago. >> for the republicans, donald trump cleared the field of political opponentsable. his latest battle is against two of the nation's biggest newspapers. "the new york times" and "the washington post." major garrett has the story.
>> reporter: donald trump's feast of opposition research and nagging questions, unreleased tax returns, alleged mistreatment of, and decades old pr stunts. team trump's rinse to all of this. look away. look away. nothing to see here. >> i have been working for donald trump for six weeks. i'm using words he uses. not the person on that tape. it is, no basis in fact other than, some allegation. >> reporter: donald trump's convention manager, paul manifort defended his candidate after the release of this audio. >> what's your name again? >> jon miller. >> yes, that's correct. by the way, i am sort of new here. >> what is your position? >> sort of handling pr. >> more than 20 years ago, trump frequently acted as his own public relations flak, jon miller or john baron in the 1980s something he admitted in 1990. >> mr. trump is the real life
inspiration for ironman. who am i? i'm his publicist, joey pepperoni. trump's alter ego is already a latd night punchline. his pr impersonation was one of trump's tough business tactics. a documentary says trump acting as john baron threat and in lawyer representing undocumented polar workers who sued him for back wages >> i think one thing for sure, donald trump has rewritten the traditional playbook in politic thousands. >> by traditional, he means standard of conduct and transparency. another example, trump's refusal to release his tax returns. i wouldn't be surprised if people don't care. >> the "the new york times" published his front page story sunday with interviews from women who worked with or around trump, who said he could be crude, suggestive, and demeaning. supporters said the allegations will phase and trump will repair historically high unfavorables among women. >> he is going to go out and
make his case. if there are anier use with women. i'm sure he will answer them. >> people have not expected purity on his part. what they're concerned abut, they're deeply concerned about is this somebody strong enough to take on washington? >> trump's inner circle know the stories scan be dangerous. if they make trump the issue instead of his promise to shack up washington. for the foreseeable future the battleground of this campaign. reality of trump or the promise of change. >> off many in the republican party along with top gop campaign donors are slowly getting in line behind trump and his candidacy. but others are looking around for a third party candidate. julianna getman has that part of the story. >> people part of this effort tell us, three, four weeks are make or break. if they can raise the money or get on state bal lots. first and foremost, they need a candidate. so far no one has agreechltd.
>> -- agreed. >> issuing this warning to fellow republicans work being hind the sanz cenes to draft an alternative to donald trump. >> not only changing and throwing out eight years of the white house. you are also throwing out potentially generations on the supreme court. >> underground movement led by conservative figures, eric 6 eriksson and bill crystal intensified over the last few weeks. >> this is such an exceptional year. worth trying. >> conducting polling, reaching out to donors and candidates. >> here's what i know. donald trump is a phony, fraud. >> sources involved, say mitt romney reached out to governor john kasich and ben sass. advisers to both say they're not interested. sources close to conversations tell cbs news the door hasn't changed completely. >> you are going to make it or you are not. others floated a businessman, mark cuban. he told "the washington post," i don't see it happening. >> it is some where between
reality and bs at this point. >> "washington post" reporter, ed o'keefe says mounting independent bid risks further dividing the republican party. >> going to take too much work. going to cost too much money. all it is going to result in is becoming a footnote in american history as the person who tilted the race to trump or clinton. >> as far as getting on the ballot. deadlines like in texas passioned. others are approaching. this couldn't be your campaign. wouldn't play in every battleground state. getting on the deep bait stage would be key. the price tag north of $100 million. the far cry from the $1 billion hillary clinton and donald trump are talking about spending. britain's queen liltz beth turned 90 almost a month ago. but the celebrations continue in london. seth doan was at the latest party at windsor castle. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: a celebration well fit for a queen. who arrived in nothing less than horse drawn carriage.
some in the royal box covered their ears during a deafening cannon salute. while the queen appeared completely unfazed. >> celebrity packed event featured tributes from dane helen miren. kylie minogue. and military bands from the 53 countries that make up the british commonwealth. but overshadowing these a-listers were the real celebrities of the evening, 900 horses. 6,000 spectators gathered on the grouch ground of windsor castle to watch, nations, azerbaijan, to fiji. the new zealand army band ran in slow motion while playing the theme from "chariots of fire." for the finale, a giant cake was
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we have been looking back at the life and career of long time 60 minutes correspondent morley safr, retiring after 46 years on the show. a bit of a legend here at cbs. the story goes, morley became interested in reporting during world war ii. when he was a kid in canada following the fighting in the papers. he fell in love with the works of ernest hemingway and dreamed of being a foreign correspondent. here's steve croft for "60 minutes." >> reporter: surrender the great news of the century. and in canada as across the world. both wild elation and sober
thankfulness. >> reporter: after the war, mor morely took up sports and read hemingway. he want to college for a few weeks. he dropped out. he had other things on his mind. >> i wanted to be a reporter. i was young, i was restless. i wanted to got out and do it. >> reporter: he got a job on a small town newspaper and bounced around the business a knew years sharpening his skills and learning essentials of news writing. >> certainly respect for the language. keeping the mush out of the story. getting to the heart of it quickly. >> when he was 24. a door opened that would change his life. he was hired as a television news writer at cbc, canada's premiere broadcasting network. >> they had trouble getting good people. because no one in the newspaper journalism kconsidered televisin journalism. that was my view too. by the way. but i must tell you. within -- about two weeks. this is really fun.
the predominant feeling among those of central africa is that time is running out. >> soon enough he was a foreign correspondent. the job he dreamed of. >> at this moment i am standing in east germany. >> reporter: his passport filled up from his base in london. covered shooting wars in algeria, cypress, reported from budapest, tel aviv, amman, damascus, rome. for morely, the college dropout the world was his university. in late 1963 he took part in a cbc discussion of the years' events. one of the other reporters on the panel was angling for a job at cbs news. and sent this tape as audition. >> i would think. >> i would look to speak for a moment about the possibility. >> instead it was morely who caught the eye of the american networks executives who fired him to join the prestigious cbs bureau in london.
>> so i really felt that i joined the yankees. >> hello, america. morely would be following in the food steps of edward r. murrow, the cbs man in london during the war years. a hero. the countless listeners for his vivid accounts of the nazi bombing of the city. >> there are no words to describe what is happening. the flash and roar of the guns rolling down the streets. the stench of the air raid shelters. >> by the time morely got to cbs, murrow moved on. but his mystique remained. >> my desk was murrow's desk. murrow's old world war ii, cbs desk. so there was a lot of -- baggage. wonderful, positive baggage. >> reporter: he barely settled in london when a war, 6,000 miles away drew him in. the cbs executive in new york
called to say "you are going to vietnam." >> he said it will just be for a couple of months. leave if the open ended. call it three months. this thing is not going to last. >> reporter: he soon learned otherwise arriving in saigon in early 1965, as more american troops came in and more coffins p>> troupely, clearly an enormos build-up going on of terms of a major american commitment to this war. it was in the air. you could taste it. >> we are in the middle of -- >> seem to be pinned down by snipers. >> he did three years in vietnam. reporting in language, as spare and direct as hemingway's. reels.andscape. reels. new th agony. >> there was a compassion,000 to
what he was saying, there was a mel an k sadness. >> barely survived a helicopter crash on the edge of enemy territory. had plenty reminders of the random nature of death on the field. interviewing a young man whose tank was about to take a direct hilt. >> take care. >> second later the boy is dead. blown to bits when the tank exploded. >> tomorrow we are going on operation match stick. >> 51 years ago, joe stringham was army captain commanding a green beret. >> he was all business. reported what he saw. nothing staged. nothing phony. >> he won't out with the uniit. searching for the viet cong. >> there is so much as a safe patrol. no such thing as a routine day.
>> it's dusty. hard work. there is one other thing. they were carrying a ton of equipment. lot more stuff than we were carrying. operation match stick, slogged through the streams with leaches. >> morely was right in back of me. every step of the way. i had to do it. he didn't. >> morely would come under enemy fire in vietnam. >> just got on the him. >> the first time with joe stringham's unit. >> the he was cool as the a hog on ice. the end of the long road back. >> at base camp. walking for ten miles a day. all morely wanted was water for his feet. he was brand new with soft feet. friendship had been born. lasted half of a century. >> he is a very cool guy. >> tie dee's operation. >> in a august, 1965. morely's controversial report.
it started as routine mission with the company of u.s. marines. >> talked to a young captain. i said, where are we going? what are we doing? he said, we are going to punish this village. i had never heard that word before in that context. >> it first appeared the marines had been sniped at and that a few houses were made to pay. as we came in. guys started lining up. with matches, with lighters. with flame throwers. and they're clearing these people out. and tofrping their houses. wiss n this was not like any operation i had been on before with any american troops or troops anywhere, quite honestly. >> this is what the war in vietnam is all abut. >> it smelled very wrong. >> the old and the very young. >> the women and old men who remained will never forget that august afternoon.
>> many americans were shocked at what hey had seen. >> he was tearing the cover off about the pacification of the citizens of vietnam. you know, we were going to make them our friends. and burning down their house at the same time. >> reporter: at the white house, president johnson and advise ore were enraged. morely found himself in the administration cause hairs. >> the president of the united states wants you fired. for your reporting. that's tough. that's really tough. >> there were allegations i was kgb, well known communist. >> was not the morely safer of cbs. and i think that made him, a larger target. if you will. >> cbs stood behind him. his career flourished. and a few years later checking in for a flight from london to new york. becoming morley safer of 60
minutes. >> right down the middle. >> shot part of a story about airline security. >> just how safe is it to disarm a gunman from a plane. >> i'm show you. >> funny thing could have happened to me on the way to this broadcast. it didn't. >> for morely, it was a gamble. broadcast was finding its way. the ratings weren't great. >> 46 years later. >> i'm morey safr, the stories to night on 60 minutes. >> he holds the record for the longest primetime run on primetime television. >> you can see more on the life and work of morley pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. flonase is the first and only nasal spray approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that
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>> ever since i was a kid i had fascination with being a soldier. in the 80s. president reagan passed executive order calling for all troops to look uniform. which meant no facial hair. no religious head wear the to captain singh his beard and turban are sacred articles of his faith. in 2006 on his first day as cadet at west point he was forced to shave his beard and remove his turban. something he had never done before. >> i remember, one of the hardest things to do was look in the mirror the next day and, have that, have that self-image of yourself just shattered completely. of what a good sikh is suppose to be. >> reporter: did it look like yourself? >> hard to adjust. >> reporter: last february after a decade of service included being awarded a bronze star for valor for diffusing ieds in afghanistan, singh decided to stand up for his beliefs. he took the army to court, seeking religious accommodation to wear his turban and grow a beard. he won. >> when you got word that day
what was that like? >> after ten years, wow. it finally happened. i was extremely excite add but that. >> reporter: even his commanding officer, major vanessa bowman agreed it was time for a change. it didn't create tension or anything? >> it didn't create any tension for us in office. captain singh is a very professional officer. comes to work he does his job. >> reporter: singh says sikhism its a religion based on service to others. inspired by his great grandfather and others who fought with the british in the two world wars. >> you know, someday when sikh american parents tell their kids they can be whatever they want to be, in this great country of ours, i hope that it rings a little built more true. it means that they can serve in the armed forces just as freely. >> under army regulations he wears either a black or camouflage sturban. three more sikh soldiers received relij us aaccommodations to serve the u.s. while staying true how to their religion. don dahler, krks newcbs news, n.
there is a smespecial bond between a single dad and his daughter. steve hartman unwind the story on the road. >> reporter: phil marguise of daytona beach, florida has always been good with his hand on guy stuff. when it came to the finer points of styling his daughter's hair, phil admits he was about a quart low. >> because every time i put a little hair clip in her hair it would fall out immediately. >> there with you, bro. what were you sending her out looking like? >> she used to wear a lot of hats. >> reporter: phil is obviously a single dad. and he hated that he couldn't put in a measly clip let alone a four-strand braid. >> he wanted to learn really bradley. i told him it is so easy. take four strands. >> reporter: this is his daughter emma.
what emma didn't realize about her dad or most dads for that matter. its that the y chromosome makes us folically challenged. >> i was like daddy i will do the three strand braid, just back off. >> reporter: at that pin the a lot of guys would have given up. not phil. he watched a ton of youtube videos and when he eventually mastered it. a light went off. >> something as simple as sending your daughter out and her being proved her hair and you being proud of your work it's, beautiful thing. you know? the purpose of the class is just to go through the basics. rip to share the feeling, phil gives free styling lesson to other like-minded dad. daytona beach police officer kevin pedri, a fairly typical client. >> a lot more than i do. >> arresting crooks is a cakewalk compared to capturing a ponytail. phil presents it even the most macho man can understand. >> look wrapping a rubberband around an extension cable. >> reporter: by the end of the lesson.
girlie-girl, 101 their stilg skills are second to bun. >> wrapping the braid around the ponytail itself. although phil says the real reward has nothing to do with hair. >> that's excellent, time to sit there and just talk about your day. >> yeah, my dad has a motto, not about the bun, about the bond. or not about the braid, it's about the bond. or anything that has b, and then bond. >> yeah, b, works. >> yeah. >> whatever the marketing it is a success. since launching the class in october, lots of other dads have started workshops, pennsylvania, texas even the netherlands. what more can i say. >> the only question you haven't asked, have i ever done hair styles on a cat? >> you are right. i left that one out. have you ever done a hair style on a cat? >> well, no. ha-ha-ha. >> steve hartman, on the road, in daytona beach, florida.
that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a bit later for the morning news it's tuesday, may 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." >> you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> a new anti-trump ad uses his words against him. the presumptive nominee finally sits down with one of the women he's heard attacking in the ad. >> i have great respect for you. looking to stop bernie sanders' winning streak, hillary clinton crisscrosses the bluegrass state ahead of today's primary. still, some are questioning comments she's made about her husband, hinting bill clin