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apartment. and the first night he asked me, since we have moved, would my dad still find us. >> i've had very good luck with hostages. >> reporter: but president trump has refused to negotiate with iran on prisoners and vowed not to replicate the 2016 obama era deal that freed journalist jason rezaian. >> we're not dealing with iran right now. we're not talking to them directly, and we've created a wall that has broken down communications between the two sides. >> reporter: what is your message directly to president trump? >> my husband is an innocent man. we really need your help to bring him home. >> state department officials tell cbs news that a recent prisoner swap offer by iran is not serious, and they point out that iran has used americans to extract concessions from u.s. presidents for decades. norah, the u.s. is now asking other countries to pressure iran to release the five detained americans.
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>> all right, margaret brennan, thank you. and margaret's guests this sunday on "face the nation" include mike bloomberg. today the first funeral was held for a victim of the el paso massacre. a principal in juarez, mexico and one of eight citizens among the 22 killed last saturday. we also learned that weeks before the attack, the suspect's mother said she called police in their hometown of allen out of concern that her son had bought a semiautomatic weapon. allen police said today they have no record of such a call. tonight "eye on america" takes you inside the latino community in el paso where many tell us the shootings have left them living in fear." manuel bojorquez took part in a candid conversation you will see only on cbs news. >> reporter: while public displays of mourning continue outside the walmart, some of the toughest conversations are happening inside latino households. we're about ten minutes from where the shooting happened, and in this house, a group called
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the border network for human rights is hosting what in spanish is a chat, a chance for people here to talk about how they're feeling. >> dulce carlos is leading the conversation with multiple generations of el paso residents, including mexican immigrants. >> i feel that my heart is broken. >> reporter: guillermo adame has lived in el paso 50 years. he was on his way to the walmart the morning of the largest terrorist attack on latinos in modern history. >> this individual, he didn't know us. he kill innocent people that he didn't know. "i'm scared" says ermalinda blanco, scared for herself and her grandchildren. can you raise your hand if you
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feel actual fear because of what happened. you had never felt this way before? not like this? >> no. >> reporter: how do you talk to your children about what happens? your little girl was asking what was happening, and what did you tell her? hard to explain to them. the conversation also turned to the president. >> reporter: walking out of that meeting, it was quite stunning, really, to feel that fear. you're talking to a group of people who feel that they could be a target because of nothing else other than the color of their skin,o e. was a reallypowerful, really sad words to hear. for now, this community leans on
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each other. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, el paso. it was a remarkable scene today at love field in dallas, texas. as travelers watched from the terminal, u.s. air force colonel roy knight was welcomed home with full military honors. 52 years after he was shot down and killed during the vietnam war. his remains were discovered in laos earlier this year. his son bryan was just five years old when he saw his father off to war at that very same airport. it was the last time he saw his dad alive. today captain bryan knight, now a pilot for southwest, was not only there for the long-awaited return but had the honor of flying his father home. >> it's an incredible opportunity that i wouldn't have in a million years thought i was going to have. >> reporter: colonel knight will be laid to rest saturday in the dallas suburbs. >> we all got the chills and tears in our eyes when we heard
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that story today. and coming up next, what usa gymnastics has to say after its top star tearfully blames officials for failing to protect her team from a sexual predator. later, a fishing boat races to the rescue after plane crash in the bahamas. and return to abbey road 50 years later. do you have concerns about mild memory loss related to aging? prevagen is the number one pharmacist-recommended memory support brand. you can find it in the vitamin aisle in stores everywhere. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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tonight usa gymnastics is responding to scathing criticism from its biggest star. simone biles broke down in tears yesterday saying team officials failed to protect her and her teammates from convicted sex predator larry nassar when he was the team doctor. our dr. jon lapook has reported extensively on this case and has this update. >> it's not easy being out here because i feel like every day is a reminder of what i went through. >> reporter: olympic gold medalist simone biles is one of hundreds of athletes abused by former dr. larry nassar who
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worked for both mic univsity and usa gymnastics. he is in prison for multiple sex crimes. >> it's hard coming here for an organization and having had them failed us so many times. they couldn't do one damn job. you had one job. you literally had one job and you couldn't protect us. >> reporter: today gymnast maggie nichols who reported her concerns about nassar in 2015 told cbs news it takes a lot of strength for biles to continue her olympic training. he said "for me, it would be very hard. i give her a lot of props." it took almost a year for the fbi to contact nichols after they learned of her complaint. a senate report released july 30th suggests a relationship between former usa gymnastics president steve penny and the fbi investigator in charge jay abbott, and the possibility that penny may have tried to help get him a job with the u.s. olympic committee. the report cites this email from abbott thanking penny for the beer and conversation a few
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weeks ago and saying i very much appreciate what you did. the position with the usoc is truly a tantalizing and interesting possible opportunity post-bureau. >> it becomes a problem whenever we work with future people. how can we trust them. >> penny denies he acted in in way that would compromise the usag. in a statement the usag said we are working to foster a safe and encouraging environment, but sim monies biles told me that they feel betrayed medals over protecting the athletes. and years, norah, they're still coping with the trauma. >> and so much pain. thank you, dr. jon lapook. still ahead, a new study links coffee to migraine, but how many cups does it take? ♪ ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ goin' down the only road i've ever known ♪
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it was the catch of the day. fishermen hauled three americans out of the ocean after their small plane made a crash landing in the bahamas. this view from a coast guard aircraft shows the wreckage near cat cay. the twin-engine piper was flying to miami when it went down. the pilot and the two passengers escaped without serious injuries. new research todaytu in thee american medical association" says three or more cups of coffee can trigger migraines in those who experience them occasionally.
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migraines affect more than a billion people worldwide. next, a photo finish.
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we end tonight as promised, at the most famous crosswalk in the world. because as charlie d'agata tells us, it was the scene this 8th of august of an anniversary celebration. ♪ >> reporter: it was 50 years ago today that four men crossed the road this way. ever since, fans from across the globe have made the pilgrimage to stride across the most famous crosswalk in rock 'n roll. julie bolsch came here today from colorado springs. >> the beatles are forever. everybody loves them. it's their 50th anniversary, and i wanted to breathe the air that the beatles breathed and be here for this. >> reporter: but this might never have happened. naming the album after the nearby abbey road studios was an
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impromptu decision, sir paul mccartney told "60 minutes." >> we had another title going on that we didn't really like. so i just said hey, why don't we just call it abbey road. >> reporter: that working title was "everest," but no one was in the mood to journey to nepal. so they chose an easier and much cheaper option. why not just take a snapshot right outside the studio. little did they know it would attract a circus like this 50 years later. and yet the most popular album the beatles ever made turned out to be the last they ever recorded as a group. and that iconic cover captures the moment they come together for the final time. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> i'm norah o'donnell. thanks for joining us. enjoy the tunes. good night. ♪ over me
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♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm nikki battiste. the fallout continues to settle over washington after last weekend's twin massacres in dayton and el paso. the president and congress are under increased pressure to do something, and that something could include universal background checks for weapons purchases as well as a ban on assault-style rifles. what's the chance any of that will become law? here's nancy cordes. >> i'm looking to do background checks. >> reporter: as soon as the president said that, the national rifle association began to push back, tweeting today that none of the current
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background check proposals would have prevented this weekend's tragedies. cbs news confirms that long-time nra leader wayne lapierre called and spoke to the president several times on tuesday and wednesday. in a statement, lapierre claims such laws would make millions of law-abiding americans less safe and less able to defend themselves. but the white house insists the president's interest in a new law is real. over the past several days, he's repeatedly called democrat joe manchin and republican pat toomey. their background check billionaire rowley failed in 2013. >> the president is open to this conversation. he's initiated this conversation in some cases. >> not one more! >> reporter: and the pressure is mounting. more than 200 mayors from both parties sent a letter to senate leaders, urging them to call the senate back to session now to vote on two background check bills that passed the house in february.
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those bills would close loopholes for sales at gun shows and on the internet. in a radio interview this afternoon, the senate's republican leader mitch mcconnell said gun control legislation will be on the agenda after august recess. >> we're going to have these bipartisan discussions, and when we get back, hopefully be able to come together and actually pass something. >> finding something that the two sides can agree on won't be easy, and republicans are going to want assurances that the president won't renege. that he is going to give them the political cover that they'll need. but still, the fact that the republican leader mitch mcconnell is now saying he is open to background check legislation is significant. we simply haven't heard him say something like that before, > rah. s inissst food processing plants. although hundreds have already been released, many more remain
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in custody, and that's led to heartbreaking scenes of children begging to see their parents. erin moriarty reports. >> reporter: today we saw the aftermath of the i.c.e. raids in mississippi, children begging to see their parents. >> but they didn't do nothing. he's not a criminal. >> reporter: 11-year-old magdalena gomez gregorio was reunited with her dad today. christina pesalta is the god mother of two boys whose mother was detained. >> he is a -- he just wants his mom back. >> reporter: nearly 300 were released from custody with notices to appear in court, but tonight cbs has learned i.c.e. didn't notify local school districts or child protective services prior to the raid, leaving schools scrambling to make sure students had a place to go after classes ended. >> there is not really a way to plan for this. >> reporter: tony mcgee is the superintendent of scott county school district in forest, mississippi. near the koch foods chicken processing plant in morton.
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>> it's kind of uncharted ground for us and uncharted waters. >> reporter: when pressed by cbs news, immigration officials couldn't say for sure whether any of the nearly 400 people still in custody are single parents who have no one to take care of their children. today there was an uptick in absences of latino and hispanic students from class, which mcgee attributes to fear of going out after the raids. >> you know, people become scared, become nervous. so our job is to calm fears right now. >> reporter: during the raid, i.c.e. officials encountered 18 juveniles working at this site. the youngest was 14. a new united nations report on climate change paints a bleak picture of what could lie ahead. the report also includes a number of recommendations like planting more trees and eating less meat. adriana diaz has the story. >> reporter: fossil fuel emissions have long been seen as the major culprit driving
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climate change, but human land use, or misuse from agriculture and forestry accounts for roughly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. >> the way we produce food and what we eat contributes to the loss of nature ecosystems and declining biodiversity, and this exacerbates climate change. >> reporter: that vicious cycle is the key conclusion of the u.n. report,hi fundamental changes are urgently needed, including how we produce and consume food. environmentally friendly farming could reduce carbon emissions up to 18% by 2050. eating more plant-based foods and less meat could cut another 18% or more. >> diets that are high in grains, nuts and vegetables have a lower carbon footprint than those that are high in meat. >> reporter: less beef production could reduce the greenhouse gas methane, which cows release in their manure and gas are they emitting methane right now?
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>> reporter: but kansas cattle rancher brandi buzzard says the report is not an accurate portrayal of food production in the u.s. >> u.s. beef production is the most sustainable in the world and is only accountable for 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, and that's according to the epa. >> reporter: shouldn't more be done to bring to it zero percent? >> it is something, but i think we have to remember we have to eat. >> reporter: we also eat far less than we produce. and cutting down on wasted food will reduce greenhouse gases due to excess food production. uc davis professor frank mitloehner. >> 40% of food in the u.s. goes to waste. you know who the main culprit is? you and i. >> reporter: ironically, while the overproduction of food contributes to climate change, according to the report, as the world gets warmer, there will be less food security because of more deserts and less farmable land. that means that improving our land management and farming techniques are essential to our well-being. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome back to the "overnight news." i'm nikki battiste. tiger woods will have to play a whole lot better if he hopes to make the cut at the northern trust pga play-off event in new jersey. tiger shot a 4 over 75 on thursday. it's another clue that he may never be the same player that captured 15 majors before suffering several back injuries. tiger had his kids with him this time, and he discussed golf and life with dana jacobsen. >> i can still do it. and for them to see it, feel it, feel the electricity of the crowd.
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and for me to see charlie there, mom's there, hugged sam, it gives me chills just thinking about it. my son plays quite a bit of golf. and i never gave him a lesson. unless he asks. he can imitate. he can do whatever he wants, and he'll ask. how do you do that? and then i show him or tell him. or can you help me with this? but my job is to get him prepared for life, not sports. >> reporter: not an easy job. >> no. >> reporter: what is the hardest part for you in being a dad? >> i think the hardest thing, as any parent, you're protective. you want the best for them. you don't ever want to see them hurt, disappointed, bummed out. sad, unhappy. but that's part of life too. but also, as a parent, sometimes it gets tough, as we all know. >> reporter: my dad was a doctor, yet in our family we
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would be like yeah, whatever, you don't know what you're talking about. are your kids like that with you? are you just dad to them? >> i am just dad. that's all they know. i'm dad. this whole -- this whole golf stuff is -- they were both very hesitant about it because they only remember the bad times when i was hurt. >> right. >> so they associated golf with pain. that still is one of the tougher things. they're both excited i'm playing again, but also you okay, dad? that kind of thing. because they remember those times when dad couldn't get off the couch, dad was laying there. and they're excited that i'm playing and i'm happy, i'm doing something i love to do, and they're seeing that in me, but then again, they're worried for dad. >> reporter: because they don't want the hurt again? >> they don't want the hurt again. >> reporter: are you more -- when you look at yourself as a parent, are you more like your mom was or like your dad was
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with you? >> definitely like my dad. definitely like my dad. my mom's tough, very, very tough. >> reporter: yeah. >> very vocal. my dad was more cerebral and liked to plant seeds that didn't -- that wouldn't germinate for years, but oh, yeah. that's what i like to do. and don't need to yell at your kids all the time. i'm not like that. my mom was like that. very strict. >> reporter: a little more afraid. >> i am. and even though my dad was a force, i was never afraid of dad. >> reporter: i talked to you maybe ten years ago, maybe a little less than that, just about your dad and what you think he would think of who you have become as a man, as father. what do you think your dad would think right now? >> pops would be proud. he would say yeah, you made your share of mistakes. we all do. you bounced back, learned for them. he always wanted me to think. yeah we all make mistakes, but
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just think about it. that's what i've done. i've reflected a lot. i've had a lot of time. and that's one of the hardest things about having a bad back is you spend a lot of time in your head because you can't move. >> right. >> and that's when i've done a lot of meditation, a lot of thinking, a lot of analyzing, and here we are come full circle. >> dana jacobsen with tiger woods. great interview. there is a television reporter in toledo, ohio whose making quite a name for himself, and it's not only because he is 11 years old. mola lenghi turns the camera around on one determined young man. >> reporter: jaden jefferson first caught our eye last month after reporting on a nurse's strike in his hometown. since then he has gone viral for his political reporting. jaden has every intention of making journalism a career, and it appears he's not waiting to get started. >> this is the eyewitness room. >> reporter: and also doubles as your family's dining room. >> yeah, but we never eat in
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here. that's the thing. >> reporter: jaden is working his own news operation. >> if you want to see up close. >> in the mornings it can get hectic. if i get breaking news, i tried to read out that story, write a web story for it. so it's a lot. >> reporter: a lot for anyone, let alone a self-taught 11-year-old multimedia journalist. he writes, shoots, produces and edits his own story. >> the city will file orders for you to make sure that your grass is cut. >> the we part comes in with my grandma. she the driver. >> reporter: he may not have a news van or a news team, but in jad jaden's case, that's what family is for. mom and dad are their son's biggest fans. >> we're baid jaden's parents. everywhere i go, i'm getting people at work all the time stopping me, hey. yeah, that's our son. >> when you interview presidential candidates, the chance of you being squashed by media is high. >> reporter: last month jaden was shoulder to shoulder with the national press. he posed the first question too and got an exclusive with presidential candidate senator
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elizabeth warren. >> yes, what separates you from the other candidates? >> you know, i can only tell you about why i'm in this fight. >> i still believe this to this day. if i wasn't 11, me and my camera would not be in the front. what are you doing for equal opportunities for people of color? >> that's a really good question. you know, every time i think about economic issues, i stop and say but let's also see how it intersections with race. >> reporter: the next day, he sat with another presidential candidate, ohio congressman tim ryan. >> why did you decide to join us today? >> well, i'm a politician. so i'm going to try to talk to any reporter i can find between where i'm at and where i'm going. >> reporter: he is constantly consuming local and national broadcasts and studying youtube tutorials. not exactly your average preteen. >> outlook save mid life. >> reporter: this is the stuff that you really -- that gets you excited? stuff like outlook? >> right now i'm just getting camera mounted to the tripod.
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>> reporter: this fall jaden will be a sixth grader. >> i'm serious about what i'm asking. i'm not laughing, kidding, it's me asking a serious question and getting a serious response. >> jaden? >> reporter: toledo mayor has often found himself on the receiving end of jaden's tough questions. >> he first started showing up at public meetings and gatherings with his camera in tow. i said there was some sort of a class project. >> reporter: the mayor says he sees the value jaden brings to toledo. >> he makes the world a better place. i know it sounds corny, but he does in our town. and if we had more people like him, i'd go so far as to say we'd have a better quality of journalism and a better understanding of facts. we might just have a better world too. >> reporter: and that is one sa working. what's the importance of journalism as you see it? why does media have an important role in our country? >> i'm going say this really clear. it makes your life easier. and it helps you stay informed
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and keeps you safe. >> you tell him, jaden! i see a bright future for him. mola lenghi reporting. you're watching the "cbs overnight news."
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nation of sri lanka is a picture book paradise. here stilt fishermen defy gravity, waiting for a bite. while herds of elephants cool off under the hot island sun. but we've come all this way in search of different beasts that roam just off the coast. the indian ocean is home to one of the most diverse whale populations in the world, as many as 18 species live here. and no one can get you closer to these animals than american wildlife photographer patrick dykstra. >> every time i have an encounter, i just catch my breath and think this is so spectacular. >> reporter: the denver native has spent the last decade traveling the world, documenting whales. from the cold waters of norway
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to the warm waters of the caribbean. >> he's turning just to the right. >> reporter: but it's here in sri lanka dykstra found an ocean unlike any other. why did you choose this country? >> well, the data that was coming out of sri lanka was really strong enough for me to want to come here and explore. >> reporter: at one point, local whales were nearly hunted to extinction, until whaling was banned in the 1970s. sri lanka's bloody civil war began soon after and made researching the population dangerous. but when the war ended decades later, dykstra found that left alone, life beneath the surface flourished. it became the perfect canvas for the up close and personal shots dykstra has taken in oceans all over the world. we joined him on one of his extreme photo expeditions. today's subject, a massive sperm
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whale. >> when the whale comes to the surface and it's full speed away, this is really when it gets exciting. >> reporter: you're like a cowboy on the water. >> exactly. hold on tight. >> reporter: we followed in the wake of a pod of dolphins to an area he calls whale alley. we're watching the exact movement of that whale to see if it's a good chance to go in. should we maybe not go in. >> reporter: can you tell when a whale is friendly versus when it's not in the mood to play? >> absolutely. >> reporter: you have a deeper understanding of these whales. >> yeah. it's a scientific approach. >> can you give me a hand? >> reporter: his approach requires specialized gear to listen to them from underwater. and drones to film from above. aleng with a team of whale spotters, a practice in patience considering some whales stay under water for more than 45 minutes. >> i just love being out on the sea and the challenge of getting close to them and of learning about them and showing others how incredible that experience can be.
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>> reporter: in a sense, his intimate portraits allow us to stand on the shoulders of giants, and could at the same time help protect them from a growing threat, the increasing flow of cargo ships that cut through their habitat. what do you think needs to happen to protect the whales? >> well, there are some arguments right now. part of what we're doing out here with data collection is trying to see if we should move the shipping lane, because it's harder to move the whales. >> reporter: out of the blue, our whale resurfaces. >> on your right! we're going to go off the left side, jonathan? >> reporter: as we kick our way through the water, he finally comes into focus, all 50 feet of him. it took eight hours of chasing only to see the whale for a few moments. >> the whale is so big. so when you get up close to it like that, all your peripheral
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leaders of san francisco's african american community are fighting to preserve a controversial mural at a local high school. the school board says it's racist. john blackstone has the story. >> shame on you. >> reporter: a passionate crowd gathered for what may be the last public viewing of an 83-year-old mural in san francisco's george washington high school. >> we need conflict to grow. >> reporter: the mural could soon be paint over in response to complaints that it's demeaning in its depiction of slaves and a dead native american at the feet of settlers. >> sure there are those who say this is no different than taking down civil war statues in the south. >> they are out to lunch. >> reporter: former san francisco mayor willie brown has known the mural since his daughter was a student at washington high.
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one complaint about it from african americans is that it shows slaves simply being subservient, simply sitting there under the white man's rule. >> but that's the way america was. but it was clearly put on display so we would all be for sure instructionateely disgusted with america and its late practices. >> reporter: russian born painter victor argonoff painted it in the 1930s. peter is his grandson. was your grandfather subversive in a way in what he put into these paintings? >> yes, he was. he was. he was trying to go against the grain of the common narrative of history that was being probably portrayed in the schools at that time. >> reporter: for those who want the mural gone, however, his work doesn't fit with today reality. >> it's a new day. and people no longer want to
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tolerate all the vestiges. >> reporter: after complaints in the 1960, the school board added another mural celebrating america's multi-ethnic heritage. it was pointed by artist dewey crumpler who opposes thechool boars decision this time. >> the board should be able to understand that they are there for education, not destruction. of education. but the making of education. and art is education. >> that is exactly what art is supposed to be about, period. except apparently if you got elected to the school board, you didn't get that class. >> reporter: the school board says it will decide soon how it will hide the mural, either by covering it with solid panels or painting over it. but there are lawsuits in the works and signatures being gathered to give san francnciscs the opportunity to vote in november on whether or not to save the mural. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this friday.
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from the cbs news broadcast center in new york city, i'm nikki battiste. have a reat day. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 9th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." panic at a walmart in missouri as a heavily armed man wearing body armor walks into a store. what happened next. action on gun control? after back-to-back gun shooting, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's open to gun laws. and forecasting officials, upping their hurricane predictions, warning it will be busier than previously thought. goodng

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