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> new zealand's prime minister today announced a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines following last friday's deadly attack. the government is considering a plan to pay owners to turn in weapons. ben tracy is in new zealand. >> it's in the national interest, and it's about safety. >> reporter: prime minister jacinda ardern made good on her promise to overhaul her nation's gun laws just days after the shooting at two mosques that left 50 people dead. >> every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on friday will be banned in this country. >> reporter: the proposed gun law changes are expected to easily pass. they will also include a ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazine, and parts that convert firearms into military-style semi-automatic weapons. the alleged gunman used legally purchased semi-automatic weapons during his rampage. those will now be banned. new zealand, nation of nearly five million, has an estimated 1.2 million registered firearms, roughly one gun for every four people. in the u.s., it's estimated there is more than one gun per person. there is more public support for gun control in new zealand where owning a firearm is considered a privilege, not a constitutional right like in the u.s. since the sandy hook elementary
shooting in 2012, there have been nearly 2,000 mass shootings in the u.s., but no significant federal gun legislation. kris brown, president of the gun safety organization brady, says some lawmakers lack the political will to reinstate a similar assault weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004. >> the only thing standing in the way are still too many politicians who feel beholden to the gun industry, and that needs to change. >> reporter: new zealand was able to make change in less than a week. ben tracy, cbs news, queenstown, new zealand. rescues continue tonight a full week after powerful cyclone struck southern africa. the death toll in three countries now tops 550. at least 300,000 people have
lost their homes in mozambique. more on this from debora patta. >> reporter: where there was land, there is now water. home, village, entire towns have been submerged, and it's not just the floods rescue workers filing against. the clock is equally deadly. it's a race against time to save thousands still stranded. they wait on rooftops or in trees to be plucked from their watery misery into hovering helicopters. others are still stranded in treacherous waters braved repeatedly by rescue workers. people have been left with nothing. as the floodwaters rise, so does the anger of those left homeless. the children are hungry, said porteddo sonia, we have nothing. joanie manuel. "we want food." it's a chant taken up by other displaced residents. "we want food," they scream, and when the food does come, it is a moment to savor and briefly forget the rising terror outside. debora patta, cbs news, cape
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a new study from the cdc found fentanyl-related deaths between 2011 and 2016 increased more than 1,000%, more than 36,000 americans died with it in their system. in tonight's "eye on america," tony dokoupil introduces us to an addict determined to live. >> so this is fentanyl. it's 10 mirams rere. they say the lethal dose for a non-tolerant person is 2 milligrams, so this is enough to overdose five non-tolerant people. for me this is like one dose.
>> reporter: you've had fentanyl every day for how many years now? >> two and a half years. >> reporter: meet a young man so addicted to fentanyl he lives, works, and even drives on it. >> all the time i've been using, i have only stopped for more than a week twice. >> reporter: we've disguised his voice and hidden his face. but jacob, who started using at 15 after he was prescribed hydrocodone for a bad cough, is far from alone. >> i come from a good family. i work 40 to 50 hours a week. >> reporter: opioid addiction afflicts more than two million americans. >> i keep my solution in this, and this is five doses right here. >> reporter: for jacob, that means carrying a dose at all times and injecting every four or five hours, not to get high, but to avoid withdrawal. >> after i inject it, it takes about ten seconds. and then i feel better.
>> reporter: when his supply runs out, you may be surprised to find he simply logs online. >> so this is all my order history right here. >> reporter: and restocks using an amazon-like shopping service on the dark web. >> you have heroin, fentanyl, and then your prescription opioids. >> reporter: but federal law enforcement has been cracking down. >> the biggest site had 3,000 listings for fentanyl. this site is the biggest one right now. it has not even 300. it's massive decrease. >> reporter: rusty payne is a spokesperson for the d.e.a. >> we have taken the two biggest dark web drug markets and completely obliterated them. >> reporter: it's been noticed. >> it has been noticed, but this kid apparently. >> reporter: you can stop the 'm wried he's going to be dead next week. >> reporter: jon zibbell has a different approach. >> for the last 40 years we haven't been able to stem the flow of illicit drugs. drugs are cheaper, stronger, easier to get than ever before.
north carolina. he'd like to help users replace powerful opioids like fentanyl with a milder perception opioid like bufanorphine, designed to treat addiction by controlling opioid cravings. so people who are currently buying their drugs on an online black market wouldn't have to do it anymore. >> that's correct. >> reporter: people going to the corner or the alley wouldn't have to do it anymore. >> that's right. >> reporter: but they're not giving up their dependency. >> that's right. dependency isn't bad. i'm physically dependent on caffeine. i get headaches, but not chaotically. i don't have to go out in the street and steal and rob for it. >> reporter: it means the promise for a normal life for people like jacob, just maybe not a drug-free one. >> when society tallie te him numbers? i
>> yeah. yeah. i mean, i was a victim of the pharmaceutical companies, but i'm not going to let myself become an overdose statistic. >> reporter: tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> "eye on america." coming up here, a "game of thrones" star talks about the secret battles that threatened her life. ♪
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days old. here's chip reid. >> my name is jimmy carter, and i'm running for presbew-averaget the 38 years since he left ce, he become aps the most accomplished ex-president he's worked on more than 4,000 homes for habitat for humanity. >> sometimes the work is very hard. >> reporter: he's traveled the world promoting human rights and monitoring elections, and in 2002, he became the only u.s. president to receive the nobel peace prize for work done after his time in office. >> the last 20 years of my life have been i would say the most gratifying of all. >> reporter: he's written more than 30 books and recently taught his 800th sunday school class since leaving office. he's joined other former presidents at library openings and funerals, most recently for george h.w. bush, and through it all, he and rosalyn carter, his wife of 72 years, have been inseparable. at a basketball game on
valentine's day last month, they were caught on the kiss cam. in 2015, carter was diagnosed with melanoma of the brain and liver. >> i was prepared to go, but things turned out for the better. >> reporter: he told stephen colbert last year he said aside old animosities toward political enemies. >> you've outlived most of them, i'm guessing. >> that's another secret to my success, yes. >> reporter: jimmy carter, the energizer bunny of former presidents. chip reid, cbs news, washington. that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning.
♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm michelle miller. the justice department has issued subpoenas in a boeing 737 max aircraft. two of the brand new planes that dropped from the sky in the past five months and several probes are looking at how the plane was marketed, sold and certified. >> reporter: more than a week into the ground of the 737 max the focus is increasingly on boeing. the fraud unit subpoenaed documents related to 737 max approval process.
>> these kind of cases hinge on what did boeing know? who did they tell about it? >> reporter: it's likely to be a target of a oinvestigators. the "seattle times" said it repeatedly -- >> if there is any kind of documentation they knew there was a problem and either didn't resolve it or didn't reveal that, that could put them in jeopardy in terms of a possible criminal violation. >> and the company will no longer charge airlines for a warning light, like the one believed to have set off the lion air acciden previously it was a expensive it
extra. and they tell us while they have to negotiate for the price, it's about $80,000 a plane for that indicator light. they're go stoog release a li epreliminary report in eight to ten days. benjamin netanyahu will likely have a smile on his face when he arrives in washington next week. president trump announces he wants the united states to fully recognize israeli sovereignty. >> reporter: prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the middle of a tough reelection fight, thanks president trump for the area seized in war.
>> i've been thinking off doing it for a long time. no president has done it. >> it's not about netanyahu's reelection? >> i wouldn't know anything about that. the u.s. has released it and thousands of syrians still live there. but the win is win for netanyahu. he face as possible criminal indictment. he's sought to capitalize on his close wp with trump. to sway conservative voters that have steered the decisions to move the u.s. embassy to jucan ruse lm. today secretary of state mike pompeo obecame the highest ranking official to tour the western wall along side the prime minister.
yet another disputed site. now making policy decisions in a way that could effect the outcome of the u.s. allies election is questionable for many diplomats. buts it's popular with president trump's own evangelical supporters. there is a glimmer of hope in the battle against opioid addiction. fatal drug over doses peeks last year. the bad news is millions offed a acts are finding ways to use their drugs and still function in society . >> so this is fentanyl. it's 10 milligrams right here. they say the lethal dose for a nontolerant person is 10 milligrams. for me this is like one dose. >> you had fentanyl in your
system every hour of every day for how many years? >> two and a half years. >> he lives, works and even drives on it. i've only stopped for more than a week twice. we've disgsed his voice and hitten his face. but he started using when he was 15 when he started using hydrocodone. >> i am from a good family. i keep my solution in this and this is five doses right here rp not to get hot but to avoid withdrawal. >> after i inject, it's about ten seconds and then i feel better.
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this is cbs overnight news. the supreme court will decide the case of death penalty. curtis flowers has been tried six times for a quadruple murder he insists he did not commit. the recent convections were tossed out and two trials ended in hung jury. >> for 30 yeahe supreme no remove people based on their race. they say that's exactly what happened in six different trials. were overturned or ended in a mistrial. >> the justices said they were
dut disturbed and troubled by the prosecution of curtis flowers, sentenced to death for execution style murders of four pipal. all six were prosecuted by district attorney doug evans who eliminated all orrall noes all of the perspectival black jurors every time. last year the pebody award-winning podcast "in the dark" finding the 61 of 72 jurors in the six trials who were white and every white juror voted guilty. >> that i will answer definitely. no question at all. >> they said we're confident the
right person is behind bars. >> doug evans begallon jury selection with an unconstitutional end in mind. flowers was convicted and the state 340e89 were striking inperspective it black jurors. so they're going to be starring. you can't believe someone's going to be favorable. and he suggested both sides had race on their mind. and that's because that's that were left. prosecutors evans has struck all but one of the black jurors.
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two british scientists say they may have solved a murder mystery 130 years in the making. the identity of jack the ripper. in 1888 the notorious serial killer murdered five women and mutilated their bodies. >> the savagery of his crimes terrorized the residents of london. no one was ever charged. now more than a century later, modern technology may have unmasked the killer. >> reporter: few criminals have captured the world's imagination like jack the er >> a different breed of killer. >> reporter: this is believed to
be the last pieces of physical evidence left from his killing spree. two biochemists said they detected the dna of meadows. they found a semen stain they believe came from 23-year-old polish barber who, a that the te was a prime suspect. >> i think the fact that there are two signatures from descendants increase this is confidence we're looking at something which is real. >> the co author saying the se contained genetic material children only inherit from their children. and he orinlinally disclosed the finding in his book, naming jack
the ripper. >> proof that absolutely fits like a jigsaw puzzle. dr. stanley nelson said the dna case is strong but not completely ironclad. they're not identifying a unique person. 1 in 50 to 1 in 100 vehicles have this mite ocond real type. >> he died in an asylum. their orig aim was not to learn jack the ripper's identity but to see how long they could stretch modern scientific techniques in samples over 100 ars ol for others check back a bit later for the morning news and of course "c from the broadcast center right
here in new york city, i'm michelle miller. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, march 22nd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." safety feature. a major change by boeing for it. it's one of the world's most-disputed territories, now president trump declares the golan heights belongs to israel. the political fallout. and sending the wrong message? president trump's son-in-law jared kushner investigated for