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of upbringing to anything we've seen before with royal childhood. so let's see. >> reporter: now privacy continues to be a top priority for the duke and duchess, but we can expect our first glimpse of their new bundle of joy relatively soon with prince harry saying those images could come as early as wednesday. jeff? >> okay. looking forward to it, imtiaz, thank you very much. a ceasefire between israel and palestinian militants appears to be holding tonight after two days of the deadliest violence there in years. at least 24 palestinians and 4 israelis were killed. seth doane reports from southern israel near the gaza border. >> reporter: the ceasefire follows the terrifying couple of days on both sides of the border. today israelis told us they were
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grateful for any calm, however long it lasts. do you have any faith in this ceasefire? >> no. >> reporter: palestinians launched nearly 700 rockets and projectiles toward israel over the weekend. about 200 of them were intercepted by israel's iron dome defense system. not all of those rockets were stopped. this one lande here in the yard, creating this hole, completely destroying that wall. and you can see the power of the shrapnel. it tore right into this israeli home and killed a man. >> we retaliate against military targets belonging to hamas and the palestinian jihad. they're trying to kill israelis and civilians. >> reporter: israel says it struck 350 military sites in gaza, but palestinians pointed to an infant who they claim was killed by air strikes. grief and anger have grown in gaza, and palestinians condemned israeli aggression amid a humanitarian crisis there.
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seth doane, cbs news, ashkelon, israel. >> we'll be right back.
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we are the first to report tonight on a new study into the misuse and theft of opioids by doctors, nurses, and other health care workers. it is called opioid diversion, and it's helping to fuel the epidemic. more than 47 million prescription doses were stolen last year. here is errol barnett. >> i was jaundiced. i was very, very kc >> reporter: when lauren lollini went to the hospital for kidney surgery in 2009, she was shocked when left with hepatitis c and a liver infection. >> my life dramatically changed because now i am a 40-year-old woman with a 1-year-old daughter who is so fatigued i can't work.
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>> reporter: hospital technician kristen parker infected lollini and at least 18 others by stealing their pain medication and then leaving contaminated syringes for reuse. she is now serving 30 years in jail. >> she was taking them off surgical trays, using them for herself, her own use, and then filling them with saline and putting them become entrees. >> reporter: a new report out on tuesday released by data firm pro tennis found this opioid diversion is a growing problem. in 2018, more than 47 million doses of legally prescribed opioids were stolen, an increase of 126% from the year before, and 67% of the time doctors and nurses are responsible. >> me doing this interview with you, most of my colleagues will think i've lost my mine. >> reporter: dr. stephen lloyd of tennessee was one of them. >> what i didn't realize is how quickly it would escalate, going from the half of a 5 milligram
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loratab to within three years about 500 milligrams of oxycontin a day. that's about 100 vicodin. >> reporter: for three and a half years he siphoned drugs away from his patients. so you write a new prescription for someone and you take what they've come in with? >> there is no requirements on what happened to those pills. they could go down the toilet or they could go in my pocket. >> reporter: he's now been clean for 15 years and was the director of tennessee's mental health and substance abuse services division. he implored addicted health care workers they need help, which for him was the hardest part. >> i'm going to lose my job. i'm going lose my wife. i'm going to lose my cars. >> reporter: until he was confronted by his own father. >> he said none of those things are going to do you any good if you're dead. >> reporter: and dr. lloyd warns that more doctors are likely high at work caring for patients than we realize. the department of justice launched an opioid addiction detection unit to combat all of this, but jeff, it was established in less than a third of the country.
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a major issue that still needs to bel dealt with. >> a story that makes you mad. thank you very much. there is a dire warning tonight from climate scientists. they say one million of the earth's eight million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, according to a new u.n. study. jonathan vigliotti has details on this. >> reporter: scientists have issued a global distress call. an alarming report about the threat of human consumption to over one million species, from bees to sharks to polar bears. >> biodiversity is important for human well-being, and we humans are destroying it. >> reporter: the united nations report released today in paris identified how humans are causing extinction at a rate never before seen in human history. from habitat loss and fishing and poaching to the burning of fossil fuels already linked to extreme and deadly weather. last year for "cbs sunday morning" we visited kenya to see the last male northern white
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rhino on earth, the species a victim of poaching. this rhino later died. the u.n. report warns that many other species could soon disappear unless nations take major steps now to curb consumption and reduce their footprint. >> we still do have time, but we don't have time to dither around. it's time to get started. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, los angeles. up next, a new ruling in the kentucky derby controversy.
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one on saturday are judgment calls made by a committee of track officials called stewards. while each state sets own rules, all three triple crown tracks follow the same interference rules. >> it was pretty cut and dry. they followed the rules of racing here. >> reporter: gary stevens is a former jockey and says the kentucky derby officials made the right call. >> my heart bleeds for the best horse that won that race, but the stewards did follow the rules of racing in the state of kentucky. >> they're off! >> reporter: heavy rains in kentucky made for sloppy conditions on the track. the track that some say is too crowded from the start. are there too many horses on that track? >> my opinion, yes, there is. it's chaos out there. it really is. >> reporter: the kentucky horse racing commission says they denied because the track official's ruling is not subject to appeal. now that denial will not impact betting payouts made this weekend. people who won money get to keep
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their money. people who lost, well, jeff, tough luck.
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>> dr. stanley: remember this: cannot change the laws of god. when he has visited you in some form of adversity and he brings you through that, that's like he has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music]
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the president tonight er wd nation's highest civilian honor. major garrett says it's a story of two friends who have stuck together. >> but here it is. the return to glory!
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>> reporter: tiger woods is back from infamy, adultery -- >> i am so sorry. >> reporter: -- and injury. >> i could barely walk. i couldn't sit. i couldn't lay down. i really couldn't do much of anything. >> reporter: woods is now the youngest athlete to receive the presidential medal of freedom, an honor president trump announced today after an improbable masters triumph. for more than a decade, they've been golfing partners and business partners. tiger is designing a trump course in dubai. armen keteyian co-wrote a best-selling biography of woods. >> certainly tiger is i believe very zephyring of this award, but there is no question there is a branding and a marketing opportunity through the eyes of the president. >> reporter: in 2013, mr. trump went out of his way to salute woods, saying he stuck with him after his personal life spilled into public with a series of extramarital affairs. last year, the president praised tiger for not criticizing him.
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>> you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office. >> reporter: woods joins jack nicklaus, arnold palmer, and charlie sifford, the man who broke golf's color barrier as e moments that will live forever in sporting lore. >> reporter: in the rose garden, a blooming new age of tiger. major garrett, cbs news, washington. as we close here tonight, a brief word. you may have heard about changes taking place here at cbs news, about moves that impact colleagues, the unmatched evening news team, and me. the outpouring of support from you has been everything, so thank you for that. i like to think we're all guided by something bigger than one moment and one broadcast. i have always wanted to do work that matters and still do. that is something that will never change. i have family, friends, and in the future far more to share
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with all of you. it will be great. i promise, just as you are. thank you all for watching. good night. i'll see you tomorrow. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome in. this is the "overnight news." i'm david begnaud here at the broadcast center in new york city. good to have you with us. trouble could be brewing in the persian gulf. secretary of state mike pompeo is warning of possible escalation in the political and military standoff with the country of iran. there is a u.s. aircraft carrier battle group that has been dispatched to the region. our david martin has more from the pentagon. >> reporter: the sudden order to send an aircraft carrier strike group and bombers to the persian gulf came in response to intelligence reports, some of them from israel, that iran is planning attacks against american forces. general frank mckenzie, the commander of u.s. forces in the middle east, requested the buildup.
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it was approved by acting defense secretary patrick shanahan, who warned we will hold the iranian regime account accountable for any attack on u.s. forces or our interests. so far, says secretary of state mike pompeo there is no sign iran is backing off. >> we have continued to see activity that leads us to believe that there is escalation that may be taking place. >> reporter: the intelligence, which u.s. officials called real and urgent warned of attacks against american ships in the waters off yemen and in the persian gulf itself, as well as against american troops in iraq and syria. u.s. officials said iran appeared to be preparing to strike back against the trump administration's latest move to prevent iran from selling any of its most valuable resource, oil. >> today i'm announcing that we will no longer grant any exemptions. we're going to zero, going to zero across the board. >> reporter: the u.s. has deployed aircraft carriers and
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heavy bombers to the persian gulf for decades, but now the trump administration is trying to disengage from the middle east and the sudden need for more forces caught the pentagon by surprise. the carrier lincoln and its escorts are still in the mediterranean, and the bombers still in the united states. even once they get to the persian gulf, the buildup might not be over. the pentagon is expecting requests for additional air defense units to protect against the threat of an iranian missile attack. >> so president trump's former personal lawyer and long-time fixer michael cohen is going to wake up in prison. he's serving a three-year sentence for a list of crimes including campaign finance violations. he reported to jail yesterday. here is jeff pegues with more. >> reporter: on his way to prison this morning, michael cohen took a parting shot at president trump, the man he once said he'd take a bullet for. >> i hope that when i rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice,
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and lies at the helm of our country. >> reporter: now in later arrived a the federal prison in otisville, new york, where he'll spend the next three years. mr. trump's former attorney and fixer orchestrated the hush money payments to adult film star stormy daniels and "playboy" model karen mcdougal, both of whom had alleged affairs with the president which he denied. the detention center, one of america's ten cushiest prisons according to forbes also houses michael "the situation" sorrentino of mtv's "jersey shore" and billy mcfarland, who defrauded investors out of millions for his failed fyre festival. >> he is a racist. he is a con man. >> reporter: cohen turned on mr. trump last year after fbi agents raided his home and offices. >> bad lawyer. i had a bad lawyer. >> reporter: cohen cooperated extensively with special counsel robert mueller, his name appearing 800 times in the final report. house democrats still fuming over attorney general william barr's exoneration of the
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president, are pushing for mueller to testify, something the president objected to this weekend. over 400 former federal prosecutors said today that given mueller's findings, mr. trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice had he not been president. the ag's refusal to hand over the full unredacted mueller report prompted house democrats to schedule a contempt hearing for this wednesday. here in otisville, michael cohen will begin serving his first full day in prison tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. israel and the leaders of gaza have agreed to a ceasefire. this comes after a pretty bloody weekend of missiles and air strikes that left dozens of people dead, most of them palestinians. here is seth doane. >> reporter: the ceasefire follows the terrifying couple of days on both sides of the border. today israelis told us they were grateful for any calm, however long it lasts. do you have any faith in this ceasefire? >> no.
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>> reporter: palestinians launched nearly 700 rockets and projectiles toward israel over the weekend. about 200 of them were intercepted by israel's iron dome defense system. not all of those rockets were stopped. this one landed here in the yard, creating this hole, completely destroying that wall. and you can see the power of the shrapnel. it tore right into this israeli home and killed a man. >> we retaliate against military targets belonging to hamas and the palestinian jihad. they're totally fine with trying to kill israeli civilians. tclwaorter: israel says it killed by air strikes. grief and anger have grown in gaza, and palestinians condemned israeli aggression amid a humanitarian crisis there. seth doane, cbs news, ashkelon, israel.
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there is new addition to the house of windsor. meghan markle, the duchess of sussex, and her husband prince harry have a brand-new baby boy. we don't know the name yet. it hasn't been announced, but he is seventh in line to take over the british throne. he'll basically never get it. but imtiaz tyab has more on what we do know. >> reporter: he had that classic beaming look of a first-time dad. >> it's been the most amazing experience i could ever have possibly imagined, and how any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. >> reporter: prince harry said the baby boy is healthy, and that new mom meghan is doing well. but there is still one outstanding question. >> what about names? are you still thinking about names? >> still thinking about names. it's -- yeah, the baby is a little bit overdue, so we've had a little bit of time to think about it. but yeah, we're still -- that's the next step. >> oh yeah, oh yeah -- >> the baby sussex's birth which brought out the town's cryers.
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>> god save the queen! >> and gave revellers the excuse to hit the pubs is history making. >> to prince harry and meghan! >> reporter: he is the first born into the royal family entitled to american citizenship and is the first mixed race baby. that meant a lot to andrea thompson, who travelled to windsor from london. >> she is opinionated. she is a strong woman, and she is from america. she is different and she's of mixed race. i'm a mom of two sons, mixed race boys. i think it's really important stage in british history that harry's made that decision. >> reporter: baby sussex is seventh in line to the throne, but after titles were limited around a century ago, he won't be called his royal highness. a freedom royal corespondent roy anika says that allows his parents to do things different. >> this baby could have the most free and different unique kind of upbringing to anything we've seen before with royal childhood. so let's see. >> reporter: now privacy continues to be a top priority
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> have you ever walked into a store and found out they just won't take your cash? a lot of stores are going cashless these days, and it's rubbing some people the wrong way. the new jersey legislature and the philadelphia city council recently passed measures to penalize stores that don't accept cash. but overseas, cashless transactions are encouraged. in fact, in sweden, they're on the road to becoming the first cashless country. i'd do well there. i only use credit card. here is mark phillips. ♪ >> reporter: they've been singing about it for years and making truck loads of it along the way.
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money, ithe rianmoney, money, >> reporter: but now abba is in the vanguard of a new wave in sweden where there is no just ask uva and marita mattson, trying to have a quiet lunch until we showed up. the last time you used cash? >> a month ago or something. >> reporter: which is typical. last year only 13% of swedes could remember using cash for a recent purchase. in the u.s., 70% of us use cash every week. >> you get used to it. from the beginning, i didn't want it that way at all. but now you get used to it. i think it's a better way. ♪ >> reporter: a better way that begins here with abba. like so many things in sweden.
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a hologram version of the band is one of the main attractions at their museum in stockholm that has become a major tourist draw. the entrance fee is 250 swedish crowns, or about 25 bucks. but don't try paying with cash. the museum was one of the first places in sweden to go entirely cash-free. it was the idea of band member and museum planner bjorn ulveas. and about and abba corp. ceo says it's all part of keeping the brand current. >> if you really belief cash is very much evil on the planet, and he wanted to make this a new modern place. ♪ see that girl >> reporter: in a small high-tech country like sweden, where abba leads, people follow. they've been setting the cultural beat for 45 years.
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why not the financial? ♪ friday night and the lights are low ♪ >> reporter: from one great swedish cultural institution to another, at this ikea store, almost all their customers were paying with cards anyway, so they made it official. no cash taken, even since custom customers manager for the mandatory snack. >> the meatballs are great, yes. >> reporter: bingo. just like that. excellent. does not having cash around the place just get rid of an entire problem of not having to worry about the security that cash requires? >> since we don't have any cash in the facility, we're a very boring for a crook i feel. but i think most of the problems are the small problems. you can lose cash. you make mistakes in your accounting. and now we don't have them
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anymore, and our staff are very happy about this. >> reporter: not everybody is happy. this cafe will still take cash, but it is run by a pensioner society, and some of the elderly don't just worry about the new technology. christina tolberg, a lobbyist for a seniors right group say they also worry about the cost of the smartphones they now need. >> you must have the most modern telephone where you have apps. you can't park your car without having an app. you can't go to public toilet. >> reporter: but everybody here has to move with the times and the times have changed. >> when i go there -- >> reporter: even 73-year-old astrid who never carries carbonneaus that. >> i think the romantic side of it is not interesting. >> reporter: carrying actual money? >> i don't like, no. ♪ if i had a little money, it's
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a rich man's world ♪ >> reporter: anyway, they'll have to change the music video. ♪ it's a rich man's world >> reporte have you ever taken a cruise? the cruise ship industry is growing by leaps and bounds, literally. the ships are getting bigger and even more high-tech every year. martha teichner for sunday morning got a chance to go on board the newest floating city as its known. >> reporter: behold the edge, celebrity cruise's brand-new billion baby. yep, that's what it costs to build a cruise ship these days. often even more. 30 million people are expected to go on cruises in 2019, up more than 12 million from a decade ago. >> and we're still just scrat scratching the surface. >> reporter: richard crane, chairman and ceo of royal caribbean, celebrity's parent company, knows a growth industry when he sees one. >> in the united states, for
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example, only about 3% of americans take a cruise in a given year, and if you go to europe, it's less than half that level. if you go to asia, it's a fraction of even that level. >> reporter: royal caribbean's "symphony of the seas" is the world's largest cruise ship at the moment. capacity? more than 6600 passengers, 2200 crew. it's five times the size of the "titanic" together, the big three, royal caribbean, carnival, and norwegian carry nearly 80% of the world's cruise ship passengers. >> we currently have 18 new ships on order. >> reporter: the competition between them has been like an arms race in which size matters. >> so back in the '70s, the concept was let's design a ship that's essentially like a yacht. by the 1980s, we were saying let's design something that's much more like a hotel and has
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nicer rooms, nicer places to go, more things to do. and today we're talking about this should be more like a city. >> reporter: so bigger, bigger, bigger, bigger. why? >> the larger ship gives us economy of scale. we can just take it in as more profit, but then we weren't giving them anything new. >> reporter: and new is the name of the game. so royal caribbean says it sinks about half what it makes from those economies of scale into innovation. >> walk in. come on in. >> reporter: welcome to the cave. >> computer-aided virtual environment. this is hundreds of individual drawings brought together as one vision. >> reporter: using video game technology, the designers of "the edge" got to try out their ideas. >> and it's accurate to the point where one person noticed that the olives in the martinis
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are too small. >> reporter: this looks just like the cave. >> the cave. welcome to the grand plaza in real life. >> reporter: john paul lamb is in charge of all hotel operations aboard "the edge." >> this isn't just any chandelier that we have here. this chandelier has thousands of different lights. we've got an incredible sound system in here. we do a chandelier show a couple of times throughout every evening. >> reporter: the music matches the lights? >> you really have to see it. >> reporter: but the innovations are not just eye candy for the passengers. >> this is state-of-the-art. it cannot be any better as we speak. >> reporter: the bridge, the domain of captain dimitrios is more space-age than swashbuckling. i think everybody in their imagination thinks that the bridge of a ship has a great big wheel. >> let me show you what is left out of the big wheel. >> reporter: teeny-weeny little wheel. >> that's it. that's all that left.
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>> reporter: unique in the cruise ship world, this super sophisticated touch screen. >> the safety planning. you can see all of the different master stations. >> this is the super highway of the shichlt we call this the i-95. >> reporter: ever wonder what goes on below the passenger decks? >> it goes all the way from the aft of the ship, the become of the ship, all the way to the tip. >> reporter: it's over a thousand feet long, and behind each door something amazing. a whole room. >> a whole room full of red wine. >> reporter: chilling over here, palettes o abos. >>hen we launched edge, w amite plastics on board. >> reporter: in an industry not known for environmental responsibility, "the edge" has its own recycling operation. there is a sewage treatment plant on board too.
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but what attracts passengers is that next big thing. >> this is a first. there is no ship in the world that has put a platform on the side. >> reporter: the magic carpet, a 90-ton platform that levitates up and down the side of the ship. >> we can take it all the way up to deck 16. we can bring it down here to deck 5 or take it down to deck 1. >> reporter: you're on the edge of "the edge." >> you're always looking at the ocean. that's what makes the ship special in design. >> reporter: not a bad place to watch the sunset. here's a simple true-or-false quiz for you. if you're between age 50 and 85, it's important for you to know the truth, so please listen closely.
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drone deliveries within the year. the company met the agency's safety requirements by conducting thousands of test nights in australia and participating in a pilot program in virginia. as part of this pilot program, wing used an unlikely test subject, chipotle burritos, delivering them to virginia tech students in 2016. >> i hope it starts here and spreads everywhere. i think it could be a really good idea. >> reporter: what started as a lunchtime delivery for college students now aims to increase access to goods, ease carbon emissions, and decrease traffic congestion. the drones can carry anything from a family's weekly groceries to medical supplies, possibly changing the future of health care. earlier this month, a drone delivered a donor kidney to surgeo at the university of maryland who used it in a successful transplantation.
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did you catch the drama after the kentucky derby? we're hearing now that the owner of maximum security is going to appeal the decision that cost his horse the victory in the kentucky derby, and he's now saying max will not run in the preakness. if you missed the drama, here is mola lenghi. >> it is the first time being stripped of his title. max's owner called the disqualification the most egregious in the history of horse racing. >> they're off in the kentucky derby. >> reporter: from start to finish, maximum security was the fastest horse at america's most famous racetrack.
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>> maximum security wins the kentucky derby! >> my dream, my dream comes true. >> reporter: but that unbridled joy didn't last much longer than the race itself. >> they have to make a decision. >> reporter: almost immediately, two riders objected to the result, claiming maximum security broke rules by interfering with other horses. you can see him drifting into his competitor's race paths and cutting them off. a review lasted 22 minutes. >> after the objection, country house wins the kentucky derby. >> reporter: leading to a historic ruling that stunned millions of viewers watching at home and enraged betters who placed more than $6 million on maximum security to win. >> i feel terrible that i have to apologize for winning. >> reporter: country house trainer bill mott knows his horse beat overwhelming odds. >> i'm thrilled with the horse. i'm thrilled with everybody that worked with the horse.
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they deserve the win. >> reporter: only once before has the fastest horse in the kentucky derby been stripped of his highlight. >> he is taking over. >> reporter: in 1968, dancer's image galloped into the winner's circle but was disqualified by a drug test after the race. four years of appeals were not successful. >> i could have never imagined that something like this were to happy. >> reporter: sports reporter jody demling has covered the race for years. he says disqualifications happen several times a week in races across the country. but this one will likely be viewed as a black eye. >> i think it's the right decision, but it's just such a weird thing for this to happen in the biggest race of the year. >> reporter: this year's contentious decision comes as the sport faces heightened scrutiny. of course there is the unsettling story out of california where 23 horses have died since christmas, partly due to racing or training injuries, but now fans of the sport will look ahead to the preakness
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stakes in maryland in about two weeks, and the belmont stakes right here on jun it's tuesday, may 7th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." tariff tension, the u.s. accuses china of backtracking on trade negotiations as president trump threatens taxing $200 billion of chinese goods starting friday. contempt of congress, the house of representatives prepares to punish attorney general william barr for not handing over the full russia report. and the royal baby has finally arrived, what we're learning about harry and


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