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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: an october surprise. >> i need to open with a very critical breaking news announcement. >> pelley: the f.b.i. reoppose the criminal investigation of hillary clinton, 11 days before the also tonight, passengers scramble as an american airlines jetliner catches fire. >> oh. my. god. >> pelley: as more voters consider making recreational pot legal, listen to a doctor where it already is. >> it's affecting the emergency room. it's affecting the operating room. it's affecting just about every aspect of medicine. >> pelley: and steve hartman
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living a real-life buddy movie. >> i just care about mattie. >> to me he's like a brother. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. glp today, the f.b.i. unexpectedly reopened its criminal investigation of hillary clinton's private e-mail servers. back in july, the justice department closed that investigation into whether classified information was passed on that unauthorized of state. the f.b.i. found a few classified e-mails at that time, and it called secretary clinton extremely careless, but the bureau concluded that she had no criminal intent. now today, we have learned that thousands of additional e-mails have been discovered on another electronic device. it is likely to be after the election before we know what, if anything is in them. nancy cordes begins our
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investigation? >> reporter: the october surprise came in the form of a three-paragraph letter to congress from f.b.i. director james comey who wrote that agents on an unrelated case had learned of the exeftance of e-mails that appeared to be pertinent to the clinton investigation. sources tell cbs news that unrelated case involves former new york congressman anthony weiner, who allegedly sent sexually charged messages to a 15-year-old clinton's longest serving aide, huma abedin, who was traveling with clinton today. devices confiscated from weiner and abedin may have been the source of those new clinton-related e-mails, which the f.b.i. director said must, "reviewed to determine whether they contain classified information." comey's lerpt blindsided clinton and her top aides who had been briefing reporters moments
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early vote. >> reporter: paul ryan urged intelligence officials to suspend all classified briefings for secretary clinton until this matter is fully resolved. >> the f.b.i. is completing the investigation. >> reporter: comey closed the yearlong probe into clinton's use of a private server nearly four months ago. >> we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information. >> reporter: clinton campaign afternoon, "we have no idea what those new e-mails are. the director owes it to the american people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining." f.b.i. director comey said it's unclear if these materials are significant or not and warned that it could take longer than 11 days, scott, to determine that. >> pelley: 11 days to the election. now let's go to major garrett covering the trump campaign.
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critical breaking news announcement. ( cheers ) >> reporter: donald trump broke the news about the reopened investigation to supporters in manchester, new hampshire, finding vindication in the f.b.i. move. >> this was a grave miscarriage of justice that the american people fully understood, and it is everybody's hope that it is about to be corrected. ( cheers ) >> complimented the f.b.i.'s decision but only last night called its original probe into clinton's unsecured e-mail server deeply flawed. >> i think the biggest rigging is what happened with the f.b.i. and the justice department with respect to hillary clinton. >> reporter: the revelation that the new evidence come cans from the federal investigation into anthony weiner makes these comment from trump in july seem clairvoyant. >> i don't like huma going home at night and telling anthony
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>> hi! >> reporter: today's development couldn't come at a better time for trump, who has been falling in the polls since his own october surprise exactly three weeks ago, that video showing him making obscene, sexist comments about women. with pressure from big g.o.p. donors to put more of his own wealth on the line, trump today touted a new eight-digit donation. >> today i wrote another check for $10 million. i'm spending money like crazy. >> reporter: crazy is inhe eye of the beholder. trump gave only $31,000 to his campaign in the first two weeks of october. but, scott, during that same period of time, trump's campaign, according to federal records, sent 10 times that amount to trump-owned properties as reimbursement to playing host to trump presidential campaign events. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. now jeff pegues has more detail on the f.b.i.'s investigation. >> reporter: in his letter to members of congress, f.b.i.
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investigative team briefed him yesterday on the new e-mails. sources say the messages could total in the thousands. >> good morning. >> reporter: before today tlooked like the case was over. on july 5, comey scolded clinton for using the private e-mail server, but the f.b.i. stopped short of recommending charges. >> there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters should have known that an unclassifiedte place for that conversation. >> reporter: about three months later, comey's statement was still drawing the ire of republicans. >> it looks to me like some things were done differently they don't recall being done back when i used to work there. >> i hope some day when this political craziness is over you will look back on this. because this is the f.b.i. you know and love. this was done by pros in the right way. that's the part i have no patience for. >> reporter: comey has held positions in both exprn
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takes sides. but the typing of today's revelation has angered some former department of jfs employees. former spokesman matthew miller called the disclosure "inappropriate" on twitter and suggested that comey had broken a cardinal rule. the justice department goes out of its way to avoid publicly discussing investigations, miller said, especially close to an election. late today, we learned the e-mails were found on a lapt shared by abedin and weiner. scott, comey has said high-profile investigations make him feel pressure to do things can critically and do it well. tonight his critics are wondering if he has failed on both counts. >> pelley: jeff pegues on the breaking news. thank you. let's go to our cbs news political director john dickerson, and, of course, the anchor of "face the nation." if hillary clinton doesn't know what is in the e-mails, how does she defend herself? >> reporter: you could hear
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podesta's response to this. the way she defends herself will likely be the way she did in the third debate when difficult issues came up-- she pivoted to other issues quickly. and she did that to give voters some sense of what she was for, something to vote for, something to be excited about. she will remind voters what they don't like about donald trump. he will try to keep the revelation in addition want news if the new revelations don't work for him. and he will try to tie to his argument thahi incapable of changing washington. that's been his most effective message so far. >> pelley: now, 34 states have already been voting. there have been 18 million vote cast in the election already. what effect will this october surprise actually have? >> pelley. >> reporter: well it could lower enthusiasm for democrats in getting out but democrats i talked to said they already made up their mind about what they think about the e-mail server issue. if the story keeps donald trump
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news, republican strat jiftz i have been tuke say polls have recently shown and even over the course of the campaign have shown, when trump is not at the center of the story, the reluctant republicans start to move back to his camp. >> pelley: john dickerson, thanks very much. and we'll be watching on sunday as john's guests on "face the nation" include vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate mike pence. there was a major fire today on an american airlines was taking off from chicago for miami. there were 170 people on board. at least eight were injured, but none seriously. dean reynolds is at o'hare airport. >> reporter: plumes of smoke and shooting flames could be seen billowing from the right side of american airlines flight 383 after it came to rest on runway 28-"r" just after 2:30 p.m. air traffic control shut
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this man was a passenger. >> first there was a clunk. after the clunk, the explosion. and then the plane stopped real fast, and we all just started exiting. >> let's go, move! >> reporter: inside, this was panic. >> go! ( screaming ) >> reporter: passengers realizing the plane was on fire began to shout for others to get out quickly. the 161 passengers and crew were forced to escape down evacuation slides on the left side of the plane, scattering to get as far away from the burning fuselage as possible. >> ohio. my. god. >> reporter: federal aviation administration officials say the boeing 767 blew a tire while taking off and when the pilots tried to abort, the engine caught fire. emergency crews quickly raced to the scene. when the smoke cleared you could see the fire-blackened back half
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the eight injured included seven passengers and one crew member. they were all transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. scott, the national transportation safety board is sending investigators. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. well, there was a fedex cargo plane that caught fire today on a runway at ft. lauderdale hollywood airport in florida. the d.c.-10 had just arrived from memphis when the landing gear collapsed and the left weng caught two pilots escaped without injury. there was also an airplane scare last night for the republican vice presidential candidate, mike pence. his plane skidded off a rainy runway at new york's laguardia airport. no one was hurt. the 737 veered right just after touchdown. the jet was headed for a busy highway, but it was stopped by a so-called arrestor bed, which crumbles at the end of the
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in north dakota, protesters hoping to block construction of an oil pipeline began to clear out today. burned out trucks blocked the highway. the protesters say a pipeline leak could spoil their water. and last night, police in riot gear pushed them out. more than 140 were arrested. for the first time, the u.s. supreme court will consider transgender rights. the justices will hear a virginia case, a high school student who was born female but identifies as male and is fighting for the right to use the boys' bathroom. coming up next on the cbs evening news, the verdict that shocked an oregon courtroom. and "60 minutes" investigates the health risk of legalized pot.
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>> pelley: it wasica canos in an oregon courtroom justice when a jury acquitted seven militant who had seized a federal building and wildlife refuge back in january. the antigovernment militia was led by the bundy brothers, whose father held off federal authorities in nevada two years ago. carter evans has the story. >> not guilty! >> reporter: the verdict was unexpected. >> they're not guilty, americ unbelievable, said one defense attorney. shawna cox was one of the defendants. >> we know we're innocent. we didn't do anything. they drummed this whole thing up. >> reporter: the standoff began back in january when antigovernment militia leader ammon bundy and two dozen armed militants took over an oregon wildlife refuge as part of a long-standing fight over federal land ownership. >> go ahead and shoot me! >> reporter: it ended in an f.b.i. chase and a dramatic
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spokesman lavoy finnicum. in all, 26 faced conspiracy to impede authority and weapons charges. seven pleaded not guilty, including neil oneler. >> this, of course, is going to send shock waves through the whole rotten structure of the federal land, so-called ownership. >> reporter: there has been swift reaction on social media, one tweeted, "this sends a terrific message to any goons that go nuts on november 9." in an e-mail sent to the "oregonian" newspaper, e said, "prosecutors failed to prove the conspiracy charge," but that juror also saw possible ramifications. but militia supporter rick koerber sees it differently. >> it's okay it to say no to the federal government sometimes. that doesn't make you a criminal. it doesn't mean you don't love or respect this country. it means there are principles worth standing for. >> reporter: it's still
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>> pelley: recreational pot is on the ballot in five states-- california, nevada, arizona, massactt colorado was among the first to legalize it, and this sunday on "60 minutes," dr. jon lapook looks at the medical impact. >> what recreational flavors do we have today? >> reporter: when recreational marijuana was legalized in colorado, most counties chose not to allow the production or sale of it. pueblo did, and there have been both profits and problems ever since. >> it's affecting the emergency room. it's affecting the operating
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think of. >> reporter: dr. steven simerville is a pediatrician and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at pueblo's st. mary corwin's medical center. he supports the ballot initiative to ban recreational pot in part because he said he has noticed more babies being born with marijuana in their system. his observations have anecdotal, but he is concerned by what he has seen it in his own hospital. in the first nine months of this year, 27 bab hospital, tested positive fo for t.h.c. that's on track to be about 15% higher than last year. when was the last time you took care of a baby who tested positive for marijuana? >> i have babies up on the unit right now. >> reporter: right now. >> positive for marijuana. >> reporter: and when were they born? >> all of them were within a week. >> reporter: what does the mother say when you say, "your baby just tested positive for marijuana and it can possibly harm the baby?"
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tested positive. obviously, they know they've been smoke marijuana. but they're in disbelief that it's harmful. they frequently said, "how can it be harmful. it's a legal drug." >> pelley: you can see jon's eye-opening report this sunday on "60 minutes." up next, steve hartman in search of the next generation of zombie filmmakers. coaching means making tough choices. jim! you're in! but when you have high blood pressure and need cold medicine that works fast, the choice is simple. coricidin hbp is the only brand that gives powerful cold symptom relief without raising your blood pressure.
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>> reporter: if you want tow know how it to be a great skateboarder, mattie zufelt is not your man. >> dude, the point is to cruise on the board. >> reporter: sam suchmann won't get you into the x games, either. but if you want to know how to form a perfect friendship, these two young men from rhode island, both with down syndrome, can tell you all you need to know. >> i just care about mattie. mattie is basically everything i wish i was. >> to me, he's like a >> reporter: sam and mattie met about 10 years ago. >> i get teary eyed. i don't know why. >> reporter: they were in special olympics together and have been like two peas in a tub ever since. for the past few years one of their favorite activities has been to pretend they're making a movie, a zombie movie, which their families, at first, didn't give a second thought. >> it seemed like another phase, like another phase. it kept coming up. >> reporter: sam's brother,
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over so he did some prying and that's when he found this notebook where sam had storyboard an entire feature-length film. what were you thinking as you're reading through this? >> i was like i can't believe how good this is. and i think that was when i realized that they had put so much work and heart into this that it had to happen. ( applause ) >> yeah! >> reporter: this was the new york premiere. >> that's a good one! >> reporter: after raising $70,000 on mattie's movie actually came to life. >> rise my zombies! >> reporter: or death, as the case may be. it's called "spring break zombie massacre" and sam and mattie wrote every world of the dialogue. i must warn you-- it's really gross in parts, terribly offensive in others, and completely ludicrous throughout. in other words, it's destined to
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>> i don't do it for fame. i do it because i love it, you know. >> i do it for the money. >> reporter: you're doing it for the money? >> yeah. >> i do it because i love it. >> reporter: have you gotten rich on this so far? >> not yet. >> we're doing a sequel. >> reporter: a sequel? >> based on a tragedy kind of. >> reporter: a tragedy worse than zombies taking over the world. >> it wille make it work. i can't wait to see it. >> this is the final plot. >> reporter: genius has never been more genuine. steve hartman, "on the road" in providence, rhode island. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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