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news the permit system is a major economic driver for nepal, which is a very poor country. the family of chris kulish, the colorado attorney and father who died today, told us he saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on earth and, david, that he died doing what he loved. >> those pictures are incredible, nikki. how long is the climbing season? >> well, it wraps up at the end of may, which is good news. that means hopefully there will be no more of these tragedies. >> nikki, thank you very much. think about this. first responders are being hit and killed by people who are texting and driving. tonight as millions of americans head home on this memorial day kris van cleave has new research about distracted driving. >> reporter: a car out of control on i-95 sent this florida highway patrol trooper scrambling for his life earlier this no. he suffered minor injuries. but corporal carlos rosario was neilled dg s w texng er slammed io him. he was in a coma for 17 days, suffered broken bones from head
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to toe. >> he's standing on both feet now. that's good. >> reporter: and spent months learning to walk again. >> i was supposed to be a vegetable too. i'm here today. >> reporter: two years later he's back at work. >> i want to make sure that everybody knows they'll these accidents we're seeing more often now because of social media, texting and driving, distracted driving. they're all preventable. >> reporter: last year 40 first responders were hit and killed while working on the side of the road. already this year 21 have died. that's despite all 50 states requiring drivers to move over if crews are working roadside. even if a driver didn't know about florida's move over law, all of these emergency lights should be really hard to miss. but troopers say when people do it's almost always because they're looking at their phones. new research found 71% of drivers copped to taking photos and texting while driving by emergency workers on the side of the road. that's nearly triple than under normal driving conditions. >> what surprised us most about this study was the magnitude of people who are really exercising
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very dangerous behavior. >> that guice on his phone. >> reporter: riding with corporal rosario, distracted drivers were easy to spot. does it kind of frustrate you when you drive by and it's driver after driver after driver on their phone after somebody doing the same thing almost killed you? >> it doesn't frustrate me. it makes me aware society doesn't understand how serious that is. >> reporter: so serious it could be life or death. kris van cleave, cbs news, miami. the state of georgia could face a costly backlash for its new abortion law. considered one of the strictest in the nation. for years the state has been a popular place to shoot tv shows and movies. but it may lose some business now. here's manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: georgia is home to some of hollywood's biggest box office hits. from "avengers: endgame" to "black panther." but now a few in hollywood are threatening to take their tv and film productions elsewhere. >> we will not back down.
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we will always continue to fighp so-call heartbeat abortion bill this month. it's one of thos rve abortion laws in the country, banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. 50 celebrities including alissa milano, alec baldwin, and christina applegate sent this letter to the governor threatening to boycott filming in georgia. but state representative he ed setzler who sponsored the bill dismisses what he calls hollywood elites. >> georgia's not taking the pulse of hollywood in representing the values of our diverse population. common sense georgians recognize that a child in the womb is worthy of protection. >> reporter: several productions have already signaled they won't film in georgia, including amazon prime's drama "power" and a lionsgate comedy "barb and star go to vista del mar" starring kristen wiig. the potential ripple effect could impact the state's $9.5 billion tv and film industry and more than 90,000 jobs.
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governor kemp sought tollay concernsast , inio a touting ecomy aome mor studios. >> i've been in the film industry for about 15 years. >> reporter: but makeup artist bridget kreider is concerned about her job and torn between opposing the law and supporting those who are boycotting. >> it is a double whammy. you know, being a woman and wanting to be in control of my body but at the same time i have to feed my family. >> reporter: the bigger test could come in january, when the law is set to go into effect. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, atlanta. up next, a hiker lost 17 days in hawaii talks about her fight to survive. and later, memorial day is marked with solemn remembrances and veterans' parades.
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maui tonight recovering from her injuries, and jonathan vigliotti is there. >> i have the most gratitude and respect for the people that have helped me. >> reporter: amanda eller spent this memorial day thanking every single person who helped rescue her after 17 perilous days stranded in the jungle. >> it did come down to life and death, and i had to choose. and i chose life. i wasn't going to take the easy way out. >> reporter: her harrowing ordeal began nearly three weeks ago when the 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor went on a three-mile jog in this forest on the island of maui. amanda was jogging on this very trail when she pulled over to rest. she tried to make her way back to the car but she didn't realize she was actually hiking deeper and deeper into this forest. after several hours and many wrong turns she found herself in a maze. the official search was called off after three days because there was no sign of her. but friends and family didn't give up.
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taking matters into their own hands. they offered a $15,000 reward and raised enough funds for their own search on land and here in the air. peter voorhees piloted that rescue mission. he says he was just about to run out of fuel when he spotted her. >> right here on the top. that rock at the top of that waterfall right there is where we found her. >> reporter: volunteers troy helmer and chris berquist were also on the helicopter. what did she say when she saw you? >> we were all crying and screaming and laughing. it was just relief. i sat next to her. >> reporter: while trapped eller ate moths, drank stream water, slept in mud and a wild boor's den. she also fractured her leg after falling off a cliff. this cell phone video taken just moments after she was saved. >> you don't need to walk. you've walked enough. oh, my god, it's so nice to see you. >> reporter: eller lost 20 pounds as she struggled to survive in this dense jungle. and david, you've got to consider this. she was only wearing yoga clothes and actually lost her
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shoes in a flash flood. she was released from the hospital this weekend and tonight she's hosting a barbecue to thank the volunteers. >> jonathan, what a story. from hawaii tonight. thank you. when we come back, he was an excellent baseball player and he'll always be remembered for a big mistake. seventh generation gets the ingredients in their laundry detergent from plants, not petroleum. and this stuff beets stains. its kind of a big dill. lemon tell ya. it squashes sixty of your toughest stains. and leaves your clothes looking raddishing. so lettuce make the right choice, and choose seventh generation's plant based detergent. was that too corny? seventh generation. powered by plants. tested on sixty of your toughest stains. my dbut now, i take used tometamucil every day.sh it traps and removes the waste that weighs me down, so i feel lighter.
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bill buckner died asall fan will always remember him for this. >> behind the back, it's bill buckner! >> buckner let a ball roll through his legs and was widely blamed unfairly red sox logs the 1986 world series. but the fans eventually forgave him and welcomed him back to boston. despite that one mistake buckner had a very successful career, including a batting title and more than 2,700 hits. bill buckner was 69 years old. with the president in japan today the vice president mike pence went to arlington national cemetery on this memorial day. the vice president honored those who died in service to this country. he placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. in new york a 100-foot-long american flag was unfurled on the deck of the "uss intrepid," a retired aircraft carrier. and there were parades in places like kalamazoo, michigan and south bend, indiana. along with veterans lots of kids turned out to cheer them on. up next, searching for
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science when it comes to healing wounded warriors. >> 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.
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we're going to end tonight with a look at the special bond between wounded warriors and their service dogs. dean reynolds has more on the science of healing. >> reporter: to say retired army staff sergeant carlos cruz depends heavily on his service dog hannah is an understatement. have you found yourself in positions with hannah where you say to yourself thank god she's with me? >> every day. >> reporter: cruz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from service in northern afghanistan, where he hunted for enemy explosive devices. he acquired hannah in january of last year and has been grateful ever since. what is that that the dog gives
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you? >> a sense of security. >> how are you doing? >> it's amazing what she does .. i don't even know how she knows half the time. but most of it is like it's an unspoken language, i guess you can say. >> reporter: it may be more than that. part of an unprecedented study, cruz collected his saliva three times a day for three straight days to test his stress hormones. he also dons a wristband to track vital signs hannah may actually be affect. and hannah gets tracked too. data from his home in florida goes to purdue university in indiana, where researchers led by professor maggie o'hare are looking into the science behind the bond. >> so this is our saliva sample from our veterans who have collected. >> ice cold saliva? >> ice cold saliva. >> reporter: about 100 veterans and their service dogs are being studied. >> i think there are people out there who question whether or
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not service dogs actually help and they are looking for numbers and science. >> reporter: so she's trying to find out if there is a chemical reaction service dogs ignite in their owners and vice versa. findings which could say for certain that dogs could help and why. >> sometimes just feeling her heartbeat and her breathing helps to calm me. i wish i didn't need one. but since she's in my life now, she's great. >> reporter: carlos cruz can't define it, but he knows it when he feels it. dean reynolds, cbs news, orlando. and that is the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later on. we've got the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." the crew will be right back here at the table. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city i'm david begnaud. thank you for watching. have a great day. ♪ ♪
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm mola lenghi. president trump arrives back in washington today after his memorial day weekend trip to japan. the president has some fence mending to do with japanese leaders as well as members of his own party after his glowing comments about north korean dictator kim jong un. weijia jiang is traveling with the president. >> reporter: president trump said he's not bothered by the short-range missiles north korea launched this month. >> no, i'm not. i am personally not. >> reporter: while standing just feet away from japanese prime minister shinzo abe, whose country could be close enough to take a devastating hit. >> all i know is that there have
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been no nuclear tests. there have been no ballistic missiles going out. there have been no long-range missiles going out. and i think that someday we'll have a deal. >> reporter: the president not only broke with abe but with his own national security adviser. over the weekend ambassador john bolton said the missile tests are a breach of u.n. resolutions. >> my people think it could have been a violation, as you know. i view it differently. >> reporter: mr. trump was also asked why he sided with north korean dictator kim jong un over former vice president joe biden in this tweet, writing he smiled "when kim called biden a low i.q. individual and worse." >> joe biden was a disaster. >> reporter: illinois republican and military veteran adam kinzinger called out the president, writing "you're taking a shot at biden while praising a dictator. this is just plain wrong."
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the official state visit by the president has offered more style than substance. a day of golf. a sumo wrestling championship. and a welcome ceremony at japan's imperial palace, where the president became the first world leader to meet newly installed emperor naruhito. the two leaders also spoke about trade and iran. prime minister abe said he will try to broker peaceful dialogue between the u.s. and iran as tensions escalate. later today president trump will visit a u.s. naval base to greet service members before heading back to washington. parts of the midwest are still cleaning up the wreckage from a series of tornado strikes or drying out after another round of near-record flooding. now another problem. a record-breaking heat wave. midwest just can't catch a break. omar villafranca reports. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: more severe weather slammed the midwest this afternoon. heavy rain and hail hammered
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illinois. >> i've never seen one. >> reporter: this tornado touched down in iowa. over the past few weeks spring storms have soaked the nation's midsection. drone video shows the scope of the historic flooding along the arkansas river near fort smith. and the worst is yet to come. the river is expected to crest on wednesday, a historic 20 fee. residents aren't just worried about keeping the water out. marling police officer james breeden says they're keeping an eye on the levees. >> there's a concern about the integrity of the levels. they've never been tested to this limit before. >> reporter: donna and jerry morgan spent memorial day delivering sandbags to people bracing for the rising water. >> it's dire. dire. i mean, these people are suffering. they're losing everything. they're losing their homes. >> reporter: over the weekend an ef3 tornado packing winds up to 165 miles per hour cut through el reno, oklahoma, killing two
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and injuring more than 25. >> mr. president, we're out here actually touring right now. and pretty devastating. >> reporter: while surveying the damage today oklahoma governor kevin stitt got a call from president trump. >> just unbelievable that, you know, that a tornado can do this type of damage. it doesn't do it justice when you see it on tv. when you get down here and you see the damage to the vehicles, you know, the 2x 4s that are driven through different places, the whole roof's gone, it's just unbelievable anybody could survive. >> reporter: let me show you some perspective on the damage here. this is where the tornado hit the trailer park. it then kept going right by this car dealership and then hit that motel where it killed two people. across the highway and slammed into that car dealership. this only took about four minutes but it was on the ground for more than two miles. and while people are still trying to clean up they're also getting ready because there are more severe storms in the forecast for later on this week.
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for years now georgia has been trying to transform itself into hollywood east, fostering a local movie industry that's been attracting some big names. but now a lot of the stars are boycotting the state because of its new abortion law. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: georgia is home to some of hollywood's biggest box office hits. from "the avengeravengers: endg "black panther." but now a view in hollywood are threatening to take their tv and film productions elsewhere. >> we will not back down. we will always continue to fight for life. >> reporter: the backlash is over governor brian kemp signing the so-called heartbeat abortion bill this month. it's one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country, banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. 50 celebrities including alissa milano, alec baldwin, and christina applegate sent this letter to the governor threatening to boycott filming in georgia. but state representative ed wh
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dismiss what's he calls hollywood elites. >> georgia's not taking the pulse of hollywood in recognizing the values of our population. common sense georgians recognize a child in the womb is worthy of protection. >> reporter: several productions have already signaled they won't work in georgia, including amazon prime's drama "power." and a comedy called barb andstar going to vista del mar starring kristen wiig. it could impact the state's $9.5 billion tv industry and more than 90,000 jobs. there's a bottleneck at the top of the world, and it's proving deadly. there are so many climbers on mount everest and so few good climbing days that people are actually dying waiting their turn to get to the summit. nikki battiste has the story. >> straight to the top. >> yeah. should be a trip to remember. >> reporter: at lure of reaching mount everest's summit ultimately cost robin fisher his life saturday. and today another death.
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american chris kulish. lucas bertenbach survived his climb last week. >> just you run out of oxygen, you can die within a couple of hours. >> reporter: oxygen is vital to surviving the death zone, any area above 26,000 feet. that risk combined with strong winds and a record number of climbers jam-packed on everest's peak this year have played a role in at least 11 deaths in just 12 days. alan arnett has climbed mount everest four times. >> you're using up a limited amount of supplemental oxygen you brought along to help you survive and secondly, you're just getting weaker by the minute. so in that respect the crowds certainly are a contributing factor to these deaths. >> reporter: anyone without any specific skill level can climb mount everest. as long as they pay $11,000 for the permit and get one. a record 381 permits were issued to climbers from the nepal side of the world's tallest mountain this season. human traffic jams forced this climber to turn around because he was lacking oxygen.
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overnight news." well, if you found yourself sitting in traffic this holiday weekend, you are not alone if that's any consolation. aaa estimates about 37 million americans hit the road since friday. a lot of them are paying more attention to their phones than to the road. and that can often lead to tragedy. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: a shock number here as we're about to drive by a first responder on the side of the road. 16% of drivers admit to either hitting or nearly hitting an emergency vehicle or first responder on the side of the road. 21 first responders have died on the side of the road so far this year. that makes 2019 on pace to be deadlier than last year. and we've got to warn you, some
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of the video you're going to see can be hard to watch. this moment changed florida highway patrol trooper mythel patel's life last december. he doesn't remember but you can see him here on the shoulder of interstate 95 working an accident. despite closing a traffic lane as a safety buffer, troopers say a suspected distracted driver lost control. patel throws another man to safety right before being hit himself. >> different feeling definitely seeing where i almost got killed. so definitely a weird feeling. >> reporter: this is only the second time patel's been back to the accident scene. >> do you feel lucky to have survived that? you've seen the video now. you don't remember? >> i feel extremely people pre day from this. >> reporter: new research from the national safety council found 71% of drivers copped to taking photos and texting while driving by emergency workers. that's nearly triple the 24% who admit to doing it under normal
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driving conditions. 60% admitted to posting to social media. 2/3 have e-mailed about what they're driving by. >> what's suprised us most about this study was the magnitude of people who are really exercising very dangerous behavior. they're adding another level of exposure to these first responders. >> reporter: 40 first responders were killed on the side of the road last year. up 60% from 2017. and so far this year 21 have died, including 10 police officers. 14 officers were hit and killed in all of 2018. heading to a traffic accident, miami fire captain steve perez says as soon as they flip on the lights and sirens drivers behave differently. >> every call you see people pay more attention to their phones than the road. is that common? >> sure. i would venture to say very if taking their phone out to try to videotape or get a snap. >> i've seen it where they pull
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out their phone outside their window, start taking pictures, not paying attention to the road. >> reporter: we rode with trooper patel as he hit the road in his patrol car for the first time since the accident last december. >> did you have some nerves when you got in the car? >> yes, sir. in the morning. i still have the butterfly in my belly. whenever you see the brakes squeeze really hard, you're always going to go back to be like are he hthey coming toward way or not? >> reporter: trooper patel is still recovering and hopes to be back on full duty and responding to calls on the side of the road here in the coming months. now, he says bottom line, just put the phone down when you're driving. another memorial day has come and gone, with americans honoring the brave men and women who've made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation. the government has programs to care for the families of the fallen. but there's one glitch that's drawing the attention of congress. it's called the widow's tax. ed o'keefe tells us what that is. >> reporter: it impacts roughly 65,000 military widows from
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receiving full benefits from the pentagon and the department of veterans affairs. and now some of those widows are spending time up here on capitol hill reminding lawmakers that helping the families of the fallen should be a top priority. >> he wanted to make the world a better place so that his sons would have a better life. >> reporter: when tracy volky's husband army ranger paul volky was killed in action seven years ago she not only had to deal with losing her spouse, she also had to worry about her family's financial future. >> there's an archaic rule on the books that if you get mother from the v.a. that money offsets any money that's paid by the d.o.d. >> reporter: a widow can get roughly $1,300 a month tax-free from a compensation fund run by the v.a. if they agree not to hold the government responsible for their spouse's death. some also get a payment from a defense department survivor's benefit plan that their deceased spouse had paid into. but the 1972 law that launched the pentagon program blocks some of these families from
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collecting from both funds. instead, for every dollar a spouse gets from the va a. they lose a dollar of survivor benefits from the pentagon. it's known as the widow's tax. tracy says she's missed out on $1,300 every month for seven years. that's more than $100,000. >> i think part of the reason why my husband served was he knew that if something were to happen we'd be taken care of. >> reporter: now democratic senator doug jones of alabama and republican susan collins of maine are leading a bipartisan campaign to fix the problem. more than 70 senators support the plan. hundreds of members in the house back a similar idea. >> this is a case of tremendous unfairness. we have an obligation not only to the service members but to their families. >> people talk to us and they've expressed that anger. and they're right. they should be angry. are u? >> good to see you.
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>> reporter: kathy milford lost her husband more than 25 years ago and has been dealing with the widow's tax ever since. >> it's been pretty amazing the way this is going. >> reporter: three years ago she decided it was time to start lobbying congress. >> it's very difficult for me because i have to keep telling about my husband died, my husband died, my husband died. and that's -- i would rather talk about our life together rather than talking about his death. >> reporter: after so many years the current fight to fix the problem might finally be paying off. >> i'm hoping this memorial day that people call their congressman and the people at the d.o.d. can kind of listen to our stories and see we're not just a bill, this isn't just a bill that you have to pay, this is a cost of war and this is what our families are owed. >> reporter: now, the pentagon tells us that this would cost roughly $6 billion to fix. that's a big cost. but with congress already trying to sort out some tax issues for benefits given to the children of service members, there's a
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service began a two-week pilot program with self-driving truck company 2 simple. the self-driving trucks will be making five round-trips carrying usps trailers between phoenix and dallas on some of the country's busiest highways. >> the united states postal service said they're interested in what the technology can mean for them in the future. >> reporter: robert brown is head of public affairs and government relations at 2 simple. >> so we move mail in boxes from the distribution center to the distribution centers for the postal service. and then from their distribution centers it goes out onto your local -- you know, your mailman or mailwoman. >> reporter: in a statement usps said they are conduct the research in an effort to incorporate new technology, enhance safety, improve service and reduce emissions. during the pilot program each truck will have a safety engineer and driver on board to ensure safety and record performance. according to the american trucking assoio technology cou pottially nefit rowi truck driver
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shortage. >> it's especially acute. the truck driver shortage. and we're recruiting for that long haul route. cross-country usually takes around five days. with the economy we expect it could be two days. >> reporter: 2 simple trucks are expected to operate without on-board human supervision by 2021. >> it doesn't get tired. it doesn't text. it is a very safe technology that hopefully will lead to safer roadways for everyone. you ever watch a james bond movie and say to yourself i can do that? well, the international spy museum in washington, d.c. would like a chance to change your mind about that. the center opened up after a three-year, $160 million renovation. and errol barnett went on a reconnaissance mission. >> you'll be assigned a cover identity. >> reporter: this wouldn't be a spy museum without a covert alias assigned to every visitor. >> nico immediate from the city of mexico. i'm a photographer. >> reporter: leed curator alexis albion showed me one exhibit pulling back the veil on the lives of international spies
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like the so-called mat hari, a dutch spy and exotic dancer. >> she didn't spy for very long, only really a few months. and of course she ended her life really tragically. she was execute during world war i for espionage. >> reporter: you'll also find a high-altitude flight suit on loan from the cia. >> the idea was to keep the pilot alive in these spy planes so that they could capture imagery from the skies. >> reporter: and this ice pick used to assassinate a soviet exile. you can still see actually the rust mark right on the blade there with the bloody fingerprint of the assassin. >> many if not most of the artifacts here in the new museum originated in my personal collection. >> reporter: intelligence historian h. keith melton spent 45 years tracking down what he calls history's obscure artifacts. he now has 7,000 of them. >> there is a hidden world behind every newspaper headline, every television story on international relations.
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the true stories are even more fantastic than the fiction. >> reporter: like that of the so-called russian ten, a group of russian spies living as suburban couples. the inspiration for the tv program "the americans." >> my wife elizabeth. page. >> hi. >> reporter: for which melton served as a consultant. >> in the fbi this is their greatest counterintelligence success in history. he. >> reporter: computer images of flowers which the russians embedded with secret messages are on display next to the handcuffs used to arrest anna chapman and the nine others in 2010. good spying, melton says, prevents conflict. >> more wars are fought because of faulty information than good information. >> reporter: colonel chris costa is a former military intelligence officer and the museum's executive director. he explains why american intelligence failures like those which preceded 9/11 and the iraq wars, are also on display. >> we don't always get it right. and learning comes from success
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as well as failures. >> the key question being what? >> why was there an analytical failure? that's why we spy. >> reporter: one exhibit even comes with a warning. the room on enhanced interrogation, a practice now banned by the u.s. government. >> we show the evolution from current day backwards throughout history. the deed is all, not the glory. that's a credo we live by. >> reporter: he also emphasized spycraft is not for everyone. >> it's a quiet profession. our work is not lauded. we're happy working in the shadows. but in the case of the spy museum we have a gift and that is the gift to educate the public on what this work is all about. >> reporter: now, what's interesting is everything on display here including this infinity room is not designed to convince people to join the world of surveillance and espionage. in fact, the lead curator told me that if after seeing everything in this museum people realize they do not want to
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become spies, she would point to that as a success. because living a life of de
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we end this half hour with the story of a band of brothers who came back from war with music in their souls. here's david martin. >> reporter: in a house in the woods in the middle of pennsylvania some of the most important music in america is being played by a band called the resilient. ♪ we're struggle on you don't need to be a music critic to say that. all you have to do is look. ♪ that i am myself >> reporter: nate calwiki on guitar lost his right leg in afghanistan. marcus dandry on bass lost both legs. so did lead vocalist tim donnelly. ♪ can't stand on my own >> reporter: juan dominguez lost both legs and an arm but somehow
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plays the drums. with a special pedal and drumstick. he's not some novelty act. >> i am a drummer. i am the drummer for the resilient. and we're going to do big things. >> reporter: the only member of the resilient with all his body parts is greg ullman, a professional musician who met the others in their darkest hour, searching for a purpose in life while recovering from their wounds. >> through the recovery we all discovered this really intense passion for honest musicianship and they've all gotten so good. >> reporter: the house belongs to tim connelly. handicapped accessible with doorways wide enough for wheelchairs. >> it gets a little ridiculous. it's like bumper cars. >> this is one of your songs. >> reporter: he writes the songs as well as sings them. ♪ i want you like i've never wanted anything but true ♪ that says it all about falling in love with his wife kelly and coming to grips with his wounds.
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>> we just wear our scars on the outside whereas most people, you know, they've got all their own messed up stuff going on inside. >> reporter: some of his lyrics tell you of the dark places they've been. ♪ i've got no one else but listen to what nate calwiki says about his life now. >> i wouldn't go back and change things. it just shifted the course of my life. >> you wouldn't go back and change things. does everybody here think that? >> definitely. i wouldn't change it. >> there's a contentment and kind of like an excitement to knowing that like i'm where i'm supposed to be. >> reporter: where the resilient are right now is working on their first album. >> what do you have to do next to make it? >> keep getting better and keep getting stronger, keep playing. >> it doesn't feel like we can go anywhere but up. >> reporter: does music heal? ♪ you be the judge. david martin, cbs news, bethel, pennsylvania. >> music that inspires.
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that is the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of ye of you the news continues. for others check back a little lar foorng it's tuesday, may 28th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." a tornado outbreak in ohio as dangerous storms blast through parts of the u.s. and the threat for severe weather isn't over yet. a stabbing spree at a japanese bus stop leaves at least two dead, including a schoolgirl. the chilling words the suspect reportedly yelled before the e violent rampage. plus a deadly decent, a colorado man is the 11th person to die on mount everest just

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