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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> brennan: on the cbs evening news this friday, breaking news- - multiple victims in a shooting at a municipal building in virginia. >> i don't know what would possess somebody to just come in and just start shooting at people. >> this is the most devastating day in the history of virginia beach. >> president trump threatening tariffs on mexico to get action on border security >> the president's responsibility is to protect americans, and that's exactly what he's doing. >> brennan: the u.s. is checking a report that a top north korean negotiator was executed and others sent to prison camp because of the failure of the hanoi summit. >> my body, my choice! >> a missouri judge rules to keep the doors open at the last
operating abortion clinic in the state. >> whatever is going on in there is evil and wrong. >> brennan: and steve hartman meets someone with all the answers. >> because i love grammar so much, and-- >> reporter: you couldn't think of anything more interesting? ( laughter ) >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. this is our western edition. we begin with breaking news. at least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a municipal building in virginia beach, virginia. jeff pegues has the very latest. jeff. >> reporter: margaret, as you said, there are 11 people dead. but that is a number that can rise because there are many injured at this hour. police say a disgruntled employee is responsible. he is now dead. investigators say it unfolded at about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. that's when the active shooting began. there was an officer who was injured, but he survived. and investigators say it was because he was wearing an armored vest. the initial shots were fired at around 4:30 this afternoon.
>> we have multiple live victims that are coming out. >> reporter: police rushed to the scene with some taking cover behind vehicles. >> we are still actively clearing the building for victims and secondary suspects. >> reporter: the active shooter situation was centered in building 2 of the virginia beach municipal center, which is located next to city hall, as well as the police and sheriff's departments. shallia cook works in the courthouse. >> we heard shooting. we heard shooting, but we didn't think it was that close-- that close, like, in proximity of the building. so i just thank god that they were able to alert us in time because if it had been 10 minutes more, we all would have been outside. >> we've got suspect coming out, main entrance, building 2. give us an ambulance. >> reporter: shortly before 5:00 p.m., police reported that there were multiple injuries and just one shooter who was in custody. jim cervera is the chief of police. s it means our citizens can rest
easy tonight. >> reporter: so 11 dead and six injured. the number of fatalities could very well rise. and that is really remarkable, police and sheriffs department are nearby, and still, the shooter was able to kill 11 people. federal investigators will help local law enforcement. they will dig into this person's background to figure out what may have caused this person to carry out this shooting. margaret. >> brennan: jeff, thank you. well, reaction was swift to president trump's threat to put a 5% tariff on a broad range of imports from mexico. now, that would go into effect june 10, unless mexico cracks down on migrants trying to cross the u.s. border. many businesses, lawmakers and foreign trading partners fear it will lead to price hikes for u.s. consumers. those concerns weighed on the markets, with the dow falling nearly 355 points. here's weijia jiang.
( bell ringing ) >> reporter: stocks plummeted in response to president trump's plan to impose tariffs on mexico, a move he defended on twitter. "mexico makes a fortune from the u.s.," he wrote, "have for decades. time for them to finally do what must be done." the president is pressuring mexico to stop the record surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border. >> it's a humanitarian and national security crisis, and it has to be dealt with. >> reporter: mexico's president criticized the move and reminded mr. trump the united states has a proud history of welcoming immigrants, writing in a letter, "the statue of liberty is not an empty symbol." even republicans are slamming the proposal calling it a "dangerous and risky tool," and a "misuse of presidential tariff authority." on june 10, 5% tariffs are set to kick in and will be removed if the illegal migration crisis is alleviated. if not the tariffs will increase by 5% every month, with a 25% cap.
>> last year, mexico was the united states' largest trading partner. >> reporter: cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger says billions of dollars in goods would be impacted. >> so, for the average american consumer, you may see price increases on everything from a fruit, vegetable, a car part, or even your favorite beer. >> reporter: the automobile industry would take the biggest hit. in 2018, the u.s. imported $93 billion worth of vehicles from mexico. the tariffs could drive up the average price of a new car in the u.s. by thousands of dollars. >> it will cost the manufacturers more money, and, ultimately, that could end up costing consumers more money as well. >> brennan: now, weijia, we know a top mexican official is flying to washington to try to negotiate this. what is it that the administration wants mexico to do to avoid the tariffs? >> reporter: well, the white house wants mexico to send
central american migrants back to their home countries so they can't cross over the u.s. border. but they have not said what figures would constitute success. we do know some of the president's top aides voiced concern over the decision to levy tariffs, and republican lawmakers are warning this move could derail the new trade agreement with canada and mexico the president is trying to push through congress to replace nafta. margaret. >> brennan: weijia jiang at the white house. and as she just mentioned, this dispute isn't about trade. it's actually about the crush of central american migrants seeking asylum here. nearly 100,000 were apprehended in april. that's only gone up. a 12-year high is expected for may. tonight, 80,000 migrants are in u.s. immigration custody. omar villafranca has more on this. >> reporter: d.h.s. watchdogs made a shocking discovery at an el paso border patrol facility earlier this month: hundreds of
migrants crammed into rooms and cells in dangerous and unsanitary conditions. the inspector general's report says at the el paso del norte processing center, which has a maximum capacity to hold 125 migrants, they found it was holding up to 900 people. the report describes "standing room only conditions," and detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space. one cell, with a maximum capacity of 35, held 155 people. the findings come on the heels of a recent dramatic increase in migrant apprehensions at the u.s.-mexico border. on wednesday, border patrol agents in el paso apprehended more than 1,000 people crossing a border fence, the largest one- day arrest yet. acting homeland security secretary kevin mcaleenan said d.h.s. is holding more than 80,000 migrants in custody. earlier this month, mcaleenan addressed the crisis at the border on "face the nation." >> so, yes, i'm very concerned
about the conditions. these are not appropriate facilities for families and children, in particular. >> reporter: families make up the bulk of the apprehensions. between january and april of this year, of the more than 306,000 people apprehended at the southern border, more than half were family units. andrew seely of the migration policy institute says mexico is already trying to curb the flow of migrants. >> since 2014, the mexican government has actually deported more people to central america than the united states has. mexico has a fairly active enforcement regime, but it's not clear that it's up to the task right now. >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. >> brennan: a judge in st. louis today temporarily blocked efforts to shut down missouri's last abortion clinic. the court battle drew crowds of demonstrators and national attention. missouri is one of six states that he tri outlaw abortions after six to eight weeks of pregnancy. mireya villarreal is there.
( cheers ) >> reporter: supporters standing outside st. louis' planned parenthood celebrated the news. >> we are open! we are open! >> reporter: the emotion resonated inside with medical director david eisenberg. >> this is a great day for the people of missouri. but the fight is not over. >> reporter: today's ruling comes after a months-long battle between planned parenthood and the state's health department over the facility's license renewal. dr. randall williams is the state agency's director. >> we have multiple patient concerns that arose out of our inspection in march. >> reporter: but the judge ruled in planned parenthood's favor saying it demonstrated that immediate and irreparable injury will result if petitioner's license is allowed to expire. >> all right! >> reporter: so far, nine states have enacted laws severely limiting abortions in 2019. if this planned parenthood lost its license, missouri would become the first state in the country without a single
abortion clinic. >> they're required to meet with me. >> reporter: while lawyers argued in court this week, cbs news was given rare access inside the clinic. staff here sees between 50 and 150 abortion patients a week. >> it's not about the health and well-being of women and the population of people we take care of. this is about politics. this is about misogyny. this is about a patriarchal system that wants to see women not have control over their lives and their bodies. >> brennan: mireya, what's going to happen next with this court battle? >> reporter: so, the court ruling actually bought some time for the clinic, but in the end, they will be back in court on monday to argue over a new permanent injunction. on top of that, the clinic will be facing a new stricter law that goes into effect in august that says that you can not perform an abortion after eight weeks. margaret. >> brennan: mireya, thank you. the failure to reach a deal at the u.s.-north korean summit may have had serious consequences
for aides to kim jong-un. tonight, the u.s. is very interested in learning the fate of a top north korean official and others. ramy inocencio is looking into this. >> reporter: according to a south korean newspaper, north korea's special envoy to the u.s., kim hyok chol, has been executed, along with four other officials from the foreign ministry after the hanoi summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong-un ended in failure in february. the paper "chosun ilbo," reports kim was labeled a "u.s. imperialist spy," and executed at the end of march. it also reports kim yong chol, the country's top nuclear negotiator, was sentenced to hard labor and reeducation. south korean officials could not confirm the report, and cbs news has not verified its accuracy. if true, it would be the most significant purge in north korea since kim jong-un had his uncle killed in 2013. secretary of state mike pompeo in berlin friday was asked about the report. >> we've seen the reporting to
which you're referring. we're doing our best to check it out. >> reporter: but executing an official who has fallen out of favor wouldn't be uncharacteristic of the north korean dictator. >> kim jong-un is not a leader that the president of the united states should be friends with. and these are not behaviors that can simply be overlooked and brushed aside. >> reporter: it's important to note south korean media, as well as the government, have often been wrong on north korea. officials reported as executed have later appeared on national television very much alive. margaret. >> brennan: ramy, thank you. next up on the cbs evening news, a navy seal is released from military custody in a murder trial president trump is closely following. and later, in nearly a century of spelling bees, this has never happened. screen light...
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gallagher is also accused of randomly shooting at iraqi civilians, and later threatening to retaliate against any members of his team who reported him. he has denied all the charges. >> my husband is a navy corpsman so he did medical procedures on him. >> reporter: to his wife, andrea, and friends, gallagher was acting heroically, not criminally. even president trump weighed in, ordering gallagher moved from the brig to less-restrictive confinement, and also floating the idea of a pardon. as for gallagher's release now... >> it's just been a really surreal moment. i didn't anticipate it at all. >> reporter: defense attorneys are asking the judge to either dismiss the case or at least have the prosecutor removed. gallagher is due back in court on june 10. margaret. >> brennan: thanks, carter. coming up, the spelling bee ran out of words so they had to come up with a lot more trophies ot more trophies my blood sugar and a1c. because i can still make my own insulin.
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up a table just to talk about it. >> because i love grammar so much. >> reporter: you couldn't think of anything more interesting? ( laughs ) >> but it's the anchor. like, right now, we're using words. this wouldn't even be happening. we would just be looking at each other. >> reporter: by day, ellen jovin runs a company training people in business communications. but her real passion is linguistics. she has a huge library of grammar and style books, from arabic to zulu. to share the knowledge and have some fun, last year, she began setting up her grammar table around new york city where she lives, and it went so well, she is now taking the table to the collective noun that is america. >> on the road around the country. >> reporter: we caught up with her here in new hope, pennsylvania, where ellen spent the day reminding people how to diagram sentences... >> i bet you remember this. >> reporter: ...explaining when to use who and whom... >> whom, and do you know why? >> reporter: ...and counseling people on their comma addictions. >> are you a comma user? >> yes, i am. i probably overuse them. >> we have a little bit more of an urge to leave them out sometimes.
>> reporter: she even answered something i always wondered about-- does the period have to go inside the quotation mark or can it go outside in certain circumstances? how about, "the story steve did on the grammar lady was 'interesting'." where does the period gotthere? because i'm using "interesting" in an ironic way. >> i understand that completely but it always goes inside. so in this sentence... >> reporter: but ellen says her favorite part is settling grammar dispute between husbands and wives. >> i resolve that and i feel good about that. >> reporter: she says it has been very enlightening. >> in my experience, usually if a couple comes up, usually, the woman is right. i mean, in my limited-- >> reporter: i'm grammarless right now. she hung me out like a dangling modifier. but you can't help but love her passion. and a lot of people do appreciate her mission. this guy at a red light just had to know, right then and there, "do you always capitalize after a colon?" >> if it's only a piece of a sentence, definitely no cap.
>> okay. >> yeah. >> reporter: that made her day. >> bye! >> reporter: one more convert in ellen's ever-growing army of grammar defenders. >> you will be intensely popular because people love to be corrected on their grammar. >> reporter: next lesson: sarcasm. >> thank you for stopping by. >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," in new hope, pennsylvania. >> brennan: that's the cbs evening news. i'm margaret brennan. i'll see you sunday on "face the nation." but before we go, we'd like to say thank you and bon voyage to some of our colleagues who are retiring. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ♪ inside out got it figured out,♪
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