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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: hack attack, russian cyber thieves are accused of exposing the medical records of u.s. olympic athlete, including simone biles and the williams sisters. hillary clinton remains out of sight. president obama steps in. >> i really, really, really want to elect hillary clinton. >> pelley: online ticket scalpers, they're making benjamins off of "hamilton," but will congress drop the curtain on them ♪ you just want to move our money around ♪ >> pelley: and he wasn't supposed to live. >> it looked like daniel came as an angel, came running out of of the flames of hell. >> pelley: but heaven was on his side. this is the "cbs evening news"
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with scott pelley. >> pelley: confidential medical tests of american olympians were published online today after being stolen from the files of the world anti-doping agency. the agency, known as wadda, says the hackers were in russia, which had seen many of its athletes banned for doping. margaret brennan is following this. >> reporter: four-time olympic gold medalist simone biles and tennis stars venus and serena williams were among those whose medical files were hacked. their confidential records were posted online by a team of hackers calling themselves "fancy bearses," also known as czar team. the hackers claim dozens of american sleets tested positive for doping and that these medalists in rio, "regularly used illicit strong drugs," like amphetamine and psychostimulants in order to win. but that was quickly dismissed by the world's anti-doping
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agency which said the athletes had been granted a medical exemption to take the drugs in each case. venus williams said she was one of the strongest supporters of integrity in competitive sports and she followed the rules. the drugs were taken for legitimate medical reasons. gymnast simone biles responded, "please know, i believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules." the u.s. anti-doping agency is also standing by the athletes saying, cyber-bullying of innocent athleteses being engaged in by these hackers is cowed leer and despicable." in july, wadda stoferred wide-spread evidence of state-sponsored doping which helped russian athletes win in the sochi olympics in 2014. the russian track and field team was banned from rio. the fancy bear hackers are threatening to release more records in the coming days. a spokesman for vladimir putin flatley denied any links to these hackings, but just a few days ago, president obama in with putin about past russian
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intrusions and said he does not want this to escalate into a cyber arms race. >> pelley: margaret brennan, thanks. hillary clinton will return to her campaign on thursday after being laid low by pneumonia over the weekend. today, president obama appeared for her in philadelphia, and he looked a little bit like a retired athlete thrilled to be back in the game. here's nancy cordes. >> and i got whooped here in pennsylvania. she whooped me. >> reporter: president obama sought to inoculate clinton today against questions about her health. >> you want to debate who's more fit to be our president? one candidate who's traveled to more countries than any secretary of state ever has, has more qualifications than pretty much anyone who has ever run for this job, and the other who isn't fit in any way, shape, or form to represent this country abroad and be its commander in
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chief. >> reporter: his comments were just what the doctor ordered for a recuperating clinton who spent the day accepting flower deliveries at her chappaqua, new york, home. >> we always like the new shiny thing. i benefited from that when i was a candidate. and we-- we take for granted sometimes what is steady and true. and hillary clinton is steady and she is true. >> reporter: in north carolina, vice president biden questioned trump's stamina. >> i'd like to jog with him. i don't think he could keep up. >> reporter: but he admitted the clinton camp could have been more open. >> they screwed up. the staff acknowledged they should have on friday just straight up said, she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia. >> reporter: clinton has signaled it was her decision to keep quiet. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. >> reporter: a decision trump's campaign manager initially criticized. >> it's incredibly important to be forth come. if you have a diagnosis of
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pneumonia. >> reporter: but today, kellyanne conway seemed to set a different standard for own candidate, who has released even fewer details about his health. >> i don't know why we need such extensive medical reporting when we all have a right to privacy. >> reporter: clinton's campaign just announced that she will be getting one more full day of rest here in chappaqua before resuming her campaign duties. she was originally scheduled to appear in las vegas tomorrow, scott, but now, those honors will be done by her husband. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thank you. one thing that clinton can't seem to shake is the e-mail scandal. today, a republican-led house committee held the third hearing on that subject in just five days. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: there was a name plate for brian pagliano at today's hearing, but the former state department official who set up hillary clinton's private e-mail server was a no-show. house oversight chitty chairman jason chaffetz: >> if anybody is under any
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illusion that i'm going to let any of this and let it sail off spot sunset, they are very ill advised. >> reporter: two i.t. mores did appear before the republican-led committee but repeat pled the fifth. >> on advice of council i respectfully decline to answer. >> reporter: since the f.b.i. released reports, republicans have called for more hearings. today, democrats, including maryland's elijah cummings, said it's all a political stunt. >> i believe this committee is abution taxpayer dollars and the authority of congress in an astonishing onslaught of political attacks to damage secretary clinton's campaign. >> reporter: one witness did testify, an aide to federaller president bill clinton, who set up the e-mail account. >> and you had full access to the whole server the entire time that you were working for the clintons? >> yes, i had access to the server. >> and you have no security clearance? >> i have no security clearance. >> reporter: justin cooper said while he destroyed some of
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hillary clinton's old mobile devices, the information was backed up beforeland hand. brian pagliano plead the fifth behind closed doors in other hearings. his lawyers said he would have done the same today, but the only reason to make him appear in person would be to publicly humiliate him. >> pelley: julianna goldman in the washington newsroom. thank you. donald trump was in the battleground state of iowa today, hitting clinton with the ammunition she provided. here's major garrett. >> while my opponent slanders you as deporrable and irredeemable, i call you hardworking american patriots who love your country and want a better future for all of our people. >> reporter: for donald trump, the contrast with hillary clinton grew harsher today, linking her remarks about trump supporters to her use of an unsecured private e-mail server. >> her comments-- ( applause ) displayed the same sense of arrogance and entitlement that led her to violate federal law
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as secretary of state, hide and delete her e-mails. >> reporter: trump's criticism extended to domestic policy, turf he has only recently begun defining with ideas of his own. this late attempt to catch up to clinton's car parratively larger policy portfolio. >> hillary clinton is running a policy-free campaign. she offers no ideas, no solutions, and only hatred and derision. >> reporter: at the urging, trump said of, of his daughter ivanka-- >> daddy, daddy, we have to do this. and it's true. she's very smart and she's right. >> reporter: he will tonight call for six weeks of guaranteed maternity lead, federally financed, trump promises, by savings achieved through eliminating unemployment insurance fraud. trump will also promise to make child care expenses including child tuition tax deductible for individuals earning up to $250,000 and couples earning half a million. families who do not pay federal
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taxes will be eligible for tax credits. trump has ignored policy specifics for most of this campaign but has recently warm to the task. scott, the water crisis in flint, when asked what he would do about toxic led levels he had no comment. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. a man who said he was trying to kill trump pleaded guilty today to a gun charge. last june, michael sanford, a british citizen, tried to grab an officer's gun at a trump rally. he could face two years on the charge of being an illegal alien in possession of a weapon. great news on the economy today. more americans are cashing in on the recovery. last year, median household income grew 5.2%. that is the first substantial gain since the great recession. the median in 2014 was over
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$53,000. in 2015 it was over $56. still, that's a little less than the high back there in 1999. the government also reported today fewer people living in poverty and more americans with health insurance. today, some top doctors pleaded again with congress to approve new funding to fight zika, as did florida governor rick scott. his state has nearly 800 infections, 70 from local mosquitoes. zika can cause severe birth defects, and in and david begnad many women face agonizing waits for test results. >> 34-year-old crystal cruz is seven months pregnant. today he joined a steady stream of residents at the miami beach police station for free zika testing. it will likely be weeks before she knows if she's infected. >> is it a yes? is it a no? what's going on? it's going to drive me crazy. >> reporter: getting answers has become a blood-boiling wait for patients and do,s.
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results from the state-funded zika tests have been taking more than a month to be prosed. are for those who can afford private lab testing, the waiting is much shorter. you have 500 test results that you're waiting to get back. how long you have been waiting on that? >> some of those we have been waiting for six or seven weeks. >> reporter: dr. david andrews heads the pathology lab at miami jackson memorial hospital. he has been waiting for results from back in july. he was told many have been finished but the paperwork what not been processed. >> we are hoping the vast majority of specimens have been tested but they're trying to find the paper results. >> reporter: this sounds crazy. find the paper results? did they get lost? >> it is surprising. i think we recognize that everybody is trying to do the best but the pieces are not coming together. i think there is now that there there is a lot of public attention being placed on it. >> reporter: florida's governor knew there would be an increase in demand once he offered zika testing for free
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for all pregnant women. the government asked for zika tests than more people to process the tests and a short time ago the florida governor's office told us they just received that support. >> pelley: david begnaud with the breaking news. david, thank you. the cease-fire in syria tonight appears to be holding. more than 300,000 people have died in five and a half years of civil war. but under this deal worked out by the u.s. and russia, the assad regime has stopped bombing rebel forces and is due to allow humanitarian aid into aleppo once syria's largest city, now a city in ruins. elizabeth palmer reports tonight from inside syria. >> reporter: only a trickle of aid from turkey made its way into northern syria today, where civilians who have been through hell are waiting, desperate for food and medicine. for months, they've been sitting ducks for air strikes by syrian and russian planes or living
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under fire from opposition rockets. but what a difference a day makes. the cease-fire held, even in rebel-controlled eastern aleppo, and these kids made the most of it. ambulance drivers had time for tea. there were even empty hospital beds. "we had to change blood-stained sheets 1,000 times a day" they had this aleppo paramedic. "today we've only seen patients with flu." if the cease-fire continues to hold for the next seven days, the u.s. and russia will start coordinating airstrikes against jihadist groups, including isis. and crucially, the syrian air force will be barred from flying in rebel-held areas. but one man's rebel is another's freedom fighter, and russia and the u.s. have not seen eye to eye on which opposition groups are legitimate targets.
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there is plenty of scope yet for this deal to come unstuck. to underscore the problem, scott, the united states' massive aid convoys are all packed up and ready to roll, but they can't move pause the u.n. is still negotiating their safe passage with the syrian government and a dizzying number of armed opposition groups. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer inside syria for us tonight, liz, thank you. coming up next on the cbs evening news, she says a north carolina football player sexually assaulted her, and the university, she says, was slow to respond. man: i accept i'm not the deep sea fisherman i was. i accept i'm not out on the ocean wrestling marlin. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib,
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vinita nair has more on this. >> after i was raped, i went to the hospital and gave an account of what i could remember. i was treated like a suspect. >> reporter: 19-year-ol 19-yeari robinson says the alleged attack happened at an on-campus apartment. she says she was there with alan artis, a linebacker at the university of north carolina she just met. >> i was drinking that night on valentine's day. i'm under age, and i take responsibility for that. but that does not give anybody the right to violate me. >> reporter: robinson says she reported the assault that night and a rape kit was administered. she gave statements to both law enforcement and university police. almost seven months later, the university has not charged the athlete. according to the department of education, there were 94 sexual assault cases on college campuses last year. this year, that number has jumped to 273, a nearly 200% increase. robinson says she is coming forward to push for change. >> i'm taking this public stand not for me, but for the other
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students on campus who are not protected, despite what the university says. >> reporter: both the university and the head football coach said they are aware of the allegations and are cooperating with the authorities, but cannot comment on the investigation. scott, we reached out to accused player, but have not yet heard back. >> pelley: vinita nair, thanks very much. coming up next, fans are fed up with concerts selling out in seconds. congress may take action. you can go ahead and stick with that complicated credit card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or... you can get the quicksilver card from capital one. quicksilver earns you unlimited 1.5% cash back on ev-e-ry purchase, ev-e-ry-where. i shouldn't have to ask. what's in your wallet? the search for relief often leads... here...
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daniel lyon faced the unimaginable. in blinding smoke, the engine he was ridin riding in crashed. >> all you see at that point is flame, intense feeling that your entire body was burning. >> reporter: he was the only one to make it out of the crash alive. daniel's parents, dan and barbara, viffedly remember the phone call from another firefighter. >> he said, "it looked like daniel came as an angel came running out of of the flames of hell, exwh it was just, wow." >> reporter: this is what daniel looks like a year after the fire with burns over nearly 70% of his body. >> i mean, i thank god that i can still see. >> reporter: his sight saved by these singed sunglasses. a watch, still working, is another reminder. >> i kind of have a natural tattoo on my wrist now. >> reporter: that's where the watch was. >> that's where the watch was. >> reporter: daniel has now undergone 14 surgeries at
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seattle's harborveiw burn center. did you feel guilty for surviving? >> yeah, of course, you do. survivor's guilty is a real thing. you constantly ask yourself why am i here and they're not? why was i given a second chance and they didn't get that second chance. >> reporter: but daniel's recovery is now about more than survival. did you have a girlfriend before you got burned? >> i didn't, no, i did not. >> reporter: megan lanfear was a casual friends. >> you're friends in a fire you're going to want to be there for them. >> reporter: but the friendship has turned into something more. >> even after everything he has been through he always has a smile on his face. he's super strong. he's a really good person. he shows me love, respect. he's the best boyfriend. >> reporter: fire can destroy, but it can also regenerate, and here, out of the ashes, something special has bloomed. carter evans cbs news, washington. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. when it comes to risking social security on the stock market...
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