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for an hour of news. >> we'll leave you from high atop sales force tower looking toward the bay bridge and we'll see you in 30 minutes. >> quijano: the plan to reunite families. federal officials reveal how they will bring parents back bgether with their children, after being separated at the border. but it's unclear how long the process will take. >> free the children now! >> quijano: we have the crisis covered, from the border detention centers to the white house. also tonight, the search for htswers after an african- american man is killed by police in minneapolis. >> the whole damn system is guilty as hell! >> quijano: a new wave of wildfires forces families from faeir homes in california. and saudi women are finally in the driver's seat, as the islamic kingdom lifts its ban on women behind the wheel. >> it's an amazing feeling to
finally be here, to be able to live this moment. it truly is an historic moment. >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. the department of homeland security says it knows the locations of all children separated from their parents under the trump administration's onero tolerance" immigration policy. officials said saturday night more than 2,000 separated minors remained in government facilities. but it's not known how long the process to reunite families will take. a new cbs poll out finds 75% of democrats say re-unifying separated families is a high priority, compared to 23% of republicans. we begin our coverage with mireya villarreal on the texas border. >> free the children now! epee the children! >> reporter: hundreds of protesters in tornillo, texas chanted "free the children" near the port of entry gates sunday morning. the tent city is by the border, t out 40 miles outside of el paso.
>> free the children now! h> quijano: in a release by the department of health and human services, the agency says they have a process to ensure that family members know the location of their children and have regular communication after separation. but federal public defenders in el paso say in a number of zero tolerance criminal cases their clients have not been told where their children are. >> reporter: so when the president says that the stories of grief are over-exaggerated at oe border, how do you contend with that? >> i would say mr. president, ime to el paso and i will show you stories that are real stories of grief and sadness. they are not phoney and they are not made up for the people who don't know where their four year old child is. >> reporter: saturday, a delegation of republican and democratic politicians toured the site that's currently housing hundreds of unaccompanied teenagers. 23 of them were recently separated from their families, and there are at least seven girls inside. what was the most surprising heing you saw in there as you were walking through? >>at really kind of caught your
eye? he well, you know, just the fact dat you look around, we're in the middle of the desert, and you have a tent city here. i think it's in many ways a monument to the failure of the ofderal government. >> reporter: h.h.s. also says separated children "are able to communicate with their parent or guardian." ts confirms those calls are limited to twice a week, ten minutes a piece. >> we need to make sure in congress that the trump administration provides a full and comprehensive list of every single child and their parent, so that we can go then and audit and make sure that everybody is reunited. >> reporter: the federal ayvernment says they know where all of these separated children are, and the agencies are talking to each other. but elaine, they also say what slows down the process is confirming that someone who wants to talk to one of these children is an actual parent or legal guardian. >> quijano: mireya villarreal, thank you. , was late saturday night when the department of homeland security released its plan to reunite separated families and provided updated numbers.
demarco morgan is here with the details. ormarco. >> reporter: elaine, the numbers both show that the department of homeland security and health and human services are working to reunite the unaccompanied children with their families. however, there are more than 2,000 minors in federal custody who are still waiting to be turned back over to their legal guardians. that number comes after customs and border protection revealed it has reunited 522 children with their parents. 16 minors are scheduled to be rejoined with their parents before the night is over with. we've also learned that immigration and customs enforcement has dedicated the port isabel detention center as the primary family reunification center for adults in their custody. and in addition, the government has revealed that 17% of the minors separated from adults in health and human services facilities were part of the administration's zero tolerance initiative. elaine, it will take a lot of work to reunite the remaining 83% who showed up here without a parent or guardian. >> quijano: demarco morgan, thank you. when president trump signed an
t ecutive order last week, effectively ending family separations, he called on the republican-controlled congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill. when might that happen? here's errol barnett. >> i did talk to the white house yesterday. they say the president is still 100% behind us. >> reporter: with support from president trump, republican trngressman michael mccaul plans to put his so-called "consensus cmigration bill" up for vote in the house soon. in addition to securing $25 billion for a border wall, it ends family separation, and puts limits on legal immigration. as well as providing a pathway to citizenship for dreamers. its chances of passing, though, are slim. >> our immigration laws are a laughing stock all over the world! >> reporter: before speaking in las vegas saturday, president trump said republicans are wasting their time on immigration, and should wait ttil after mid-term elections to enact reform. but he continues to push a hard line, today suggesting deporting those suspected of crossing the
border illegally, "with no judges or court cases." i don't want to enforce laws out of a sense of hate or animosity towards people who want to live a life like i do. d reporter: republican senator bob corker called the administration's zero tolerance policy a mistake, casting doubt any immigration bill would succeed before november. he was also asked about the new cbs news battleground tracker poll, which found 73% of republicans feel undocumented immigrants should be punished as an example of toughness, while lemost 80% of democrats think they should be treated well as an example of kindness. >> we got to realize these rople are wanting to live in a place like we live. we're the most fortunate people on earth to live in this country. that's why people are drawn to ra. >> reporter: president trump is now hearing calls from democrats so go beyond his executive order in ending family separations. today, senator chuck schumer is calling on the administration to
appoint a czar to oversee the zeunification of families, for the sake of thousands of children, who, in senator schumer's words, "remain in limbo." elaine. >> quijano: errol barnett, thank you. an investigation is underway, after police shot and killed an african-american man saturday evening in minneapolis. the police say the man was firing a handgun as he walked down the street. dkki batiste has more on this. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: these anti-police chants interrupted sunday's pride parade in minneapolis. >> the whole damn system is guilty as hell! >> reporter: the outrage comes after a police officer shot and killed 31 year old thurman blevins saturday evening. >> thurman blevins! thurman blevins! thurman blevins! >> reporter: according to a o cebook post by the minneapolis police department, one 911 caller reported a man "firing a
gun into the air and into the ground." another caller said he was shooting a silver nine- millimeter handgun. john elder is with the police eipartment. >> a foot chase ensued, which ended in shots being fired. the armed suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. >> reporter: locals protested peacefully at the scene right after the shooting, in front of a line of officers standing silently. minneapolis mayor jacob frey addressed the community. >> regardless of what happened tonight, the historical trauma inflicted on communities of color is never far from nearly every facet of our lives. >> reporter: this shooting comes eess than one week after another police officer shot and killed 17 year old antwon rose in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. ( gun shots ) eois video shows rose running from a car suspected in a drive- by shooting 13 minutes earlier. rose was shot three times and later died. >> three shots to the back! how do you justify that? >> reporter: protesters in
pittsburgh rallied for a fourth night saturday. 900 miles away from the marches in minnesota. >> strange relations between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve, especially communities of color, have exacted a toll on the very soul of our city, of our state, and of our nation. >> reporter: a new minneapolis police department policy requires officers to turn on their body cameras at least two blocks away from their call location. their spokesperson told me the two officers involved in this shooting did have their body cameras on, but elaine, that footage has not been released yet. nikki batiste, thank you. >> quijano: at least three wildfires forced people from reeir homes in northern california. the fires have burned hundreds of acres in lake and tehama counties north of sacramento. red flag warnings for dangerous flre conditions were posted across the area, along with high heat advisories as temperatures topped 100 degrees.
it's a historic day in saudi arabia where women are finally being allowed to drive. but as holly williams reports, llmen in the islamic kingdom still have a long way to go on the road to equality. .> reporter: at the stroke of iddnight last night, the second it became legal for them to get behind the wheel, these ground- breaking saudi women hit the gas... ( honking ) ...some of the first in this islamic kingdom to get their license. >> it's an amazing feeling to finally be here, to be able to live this moment, it is truly an historic moment. >> i am speechless, i don't have anything to say. i am so happy, thrilled, and excited. >> reporter: it's been 28 years emace a small group of brave saudi women began demanding the right to drive. kiotesting by illegally taking the wheel and risking arrest. but they didn't get anywhere until the arrival of saudi arabia's new reforming crown prince, mohammed bin salman.
al's also allowed girls to play sports in public schools, opened cinemas for the first time in decades, encouraged more women to join the work force, and permitted music to be performed in public. p ♪ a taboo for many conservative muslims. saudi rock band, most of us, wrote this song in support of women drivers, with apologies to steppenwolf. >> ♪ get your motor running he we're at the same period at the end of the '60s back in the erst where liberation happened suddenly. so people are going through the same here. we're saying that hey, we could be the stones or the beatles of wis era here... yeah, rock 'n' roll! >> reporter: but for saudi women, true legal equality is a long way off. they still need a male relative's permission to travell overseas or get married. and in this deeply conservative country, some women won't be allowed to drive by their
husbands and fathers, regardless of the law. in recent weeks, the saudi government has also arrested several womens' rights campaigners, accusing them of menspiring against the authorities here. elaine. >> quijano: holly williams, thank you. coming up, the remarkable return of the rainbow trout, a fish that lures big money to business finers. and later, l.g.b.t. pride is on the march from coast to coast. ♪ but mania, such as unusual changes in your mood, activity or energy levels, can leave you on shaky ground. help take control by talking to your doctor. ask about vraylar. vraylar is approved for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes of bipolar i disorder in adults. clinical studies showed that vraylar reduced overall manic symptoms.
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as you might imagine, it has rugged hills, fishing villages, and medieval castles. but as jonathan vigliotti shows us, it's also a hotbed of dinosaur discovery. >> reporter: hundreds of millions of years have weathered scotland's remote isle of skye, 'sd the prehistoric secrets that are buried in its wrinkles have ptracted a caravan of time travelers. >> this is spectacular. >> reporter: american paleontologist steve brusatte invited us on his research team's quest. >> you never really know what you're going to find. >> reporter: brusatte has traveled to some of the world's most extreme landscapes. >> i think scotland is one of the most exciting new frontiers for dinosaurs, and there are still a lot of fossils to find here, and they're important orssils. >> reporter: important, because they come from the middle part of the jurassic period, of which little is known, a time when dinosaurs evolved from the size of house cats into the monsters brought to life by hollywood. ( "jurassic park" theme music )
in this real life jurassic park, brusatte is in pursuit of what could be stegosaur bones. >> it's over here, doogie. >> reporter: the discovery trapped in a boulder. >> you can see the texture there, it has the grain of bone, and it has that porous honeycomb type of texture. >> reporter: believe it or not, these orange markings are prehistoric bones preserved in sandstone. paleontology is a lot like detective work. >> detectives put people behind bars. what's your end game here? >> we put fossils in museums so people can see them, people can enjoy them, people can get inspired by them. >> reporter: in the past 15 years, brusatte has helped arentify 15 new species of dinosaur. about 170 million years ago, this would've been a watering hole, and today you can literally walk in the footsteps of these dinosaurs. these prints here are believed to have belonged to the brontosaurus. brusatte's team discovered around 50 dinosaur prints in this one location.
>> you had this dinosaur, this hisp-sized, plant-eating dinosaur literally stepping right here. >> reporter: brusatte believes everything from long-necked sauropods to pterodactyls roamed this part of earth until an asteroid likely wiped them out. >> i think the lesson for us is that the earth is really old, the earth changes a lot. and sometimes the species that are the best adapted for a certain climate or environment, if something changes, they can go extinct. and if it could happen to the dinosaurs, who were around for some 150 million years-- could that also happen to us? >> reporter: a journey to the past may help us see into the future. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, on the isle of skye. >> quijano: that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." for more news anytime, go to our streaming news channel cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm elaine quijano. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
the san francisco pride parade is over... but the party is far from done. we have live team coverage... on now at 6:00, the san francisco pride parade is over, but the party is far from done. we have live team coverage on the pride festivity still underway tonight. >> but first fear and evacuations this evening in lake county. flames racing towards homes, some already destroyed and now the race is on to protect hundreds more. good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. the pawnee fire is raging right now about 10 miles forth east of clearlake oaks. the entire community of spring valley is undera mandatory evacuation order affecting about 2,500 people. now a view from chopper 5 shows large flames burning out of control on a ridge this afternoon and as you can see, some buildings have gone up in flames. the fire has destroyed at least a dozen structures and is threatening 600 more. now let's take a live look from chopper 5. it's been flying
over intense flames all day for us. kpix 5 katie nielsen will join news a moment. but first brian has the weather conditions. >> well one thing we have all noticed is how breezy it is today from high atop the salesforce cameras, being shaken about by some strong winds as it looks towards city hall. temperatures though a big break for firefighters or off 25 degrees from yesterday's highs. we're only in the 70s. yesterday at this time we were in the upper 90s inland, so the fact the winds were as bad says the temperatures are good, the combination means we have red flag warnings posted. high fire danger with low humidity and strong winds, but those red flag warnings should expire tonight. in terms of what happens next, hotter or colder, we will have the details in just a few minutes. right now we're going to go to katie nielsen at the fire lines. katie? >> reporter: yeah,