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year. >> with these chronic underpayments and growing threats, even 2% of gdp is insufficient. >> reporter: the president did not publicly commit to nato's core mission, defending any member nation attacked. scott, senior officials flying with the president from brussels to terra mina, italy here for g7 meetings echoed secretary of state tillerson, who said yesterday the u.s. will fulfill all nato obligations. >> our chief white house correspondent major garrett, traveling with the president, now in sicily. thank you, major. the front-runner for a congressional seat in montana has been charged with assault after allegedly attacking a reporter. today republican greg gianforte lost the endorsements of the leading newspapers in montana.
barry peterson is there. >> reporter: "guardian" newspaper reporter ben jacobs said the encounter with republican congressional candidate greg gianforte started like this. >> you were waiting to make your decision about health care until you saw the bill and it just came out -- >> yeah, we'll talk to you about that later. >> reporter: but it ended like this. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys! the last guy that came in here you did the same thing. get the hell out of here. >> you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> reporter: a campaign spokesperson said it was the reporter who grabbed gianforte's wrist calling it in a statement aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist. but alicia acuna, a reporter from the usually conservative fox news, was an eyewitness. >> gianforte grabbed him by the neck, both hands, slid him to the side, body slammed him and then got on top of him and started punching and then yelling at him. >> reporter: republican house speaker paul ryan did not endorse the candidate's actions. >> that is wrong and it should
not have happened. i think he should apologize. >> reporter: gianforte has disappeared. he was last seen driving away from the incident and canceled all appearances today. as for voters, elizabeth green said a congressional candidate should act the way she teaches her son sam. >> like i tell my son, it's important to keep your hands to yourself and to use your words. and if a candidate for congress can't do that, then definitely doesn't deserve to have that position. >> reporter: doug steiner voted for gianforte. the incident did not change his mind. >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> because i've heard too many versions of it and i'm not sure what happened. >> reporter: so -- >> no offense, sir, but i don't trust the media much. >> reporter: if convicted, gianforte faces a $500 fine or six months in jail or both. so far no republican has called for him to withdraw from the race or if convicted, scott, to not take the seat. >> the trustworthy barry
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chip reid has this. >> reporter: last year we met erick millette, one of dozens of former employees who shared with cbs news concerns about the charity's spending and programs for veterans. >> they're using our injuries, our darkest days, our hardships, to make money. so you can have these big parties? >> reporter: senator chuck grassley led an inquiry into the allegations. >> you want to make sure that people that contribute money, that it's used for what it was meant to be used for. >> reporter: the charity had said it spent 80 cents of each donor dollar on programs for veterans, but grassley says that included donated media, advertisements and educational fund-raising solicitations to reach that number. and grassley's nearly 500-page report to the senate judiciary and finance committees found wounded warrior project was spending only about 68% of did
noter donor dollars on programs for veterans. it also found the charity lacked sufficient policies and procedures to manage the organization, misled donors about more than $65 million placed in a long-term trust that had not yet been spent on veterans, and spent excessive amounts of money on travel, as well as on fund-raising and staff events. ceo steven nardizzi was fired last year, along with nearly the entire executive suite of the charity. >> i think it's going to help in the long run to deliver exactly what the program ought to do for veterans. >> reporter: in a statement wounded warrior project said it follows accounting rules and irs requirements and has "made significant changes to ensure that we are focused on running the most efficient, effective organization possible." scott, it also says it updated its travel and expense policies and adjusted its programs and services to focus on mental health and long-term support. >> chip reid, thanks. well, president trump said during the campaign that nato is
obsolete because it doesn't fight terrorism. but the truth is the alliance has been in afghanistan for 16 years. 25 nato countries have forces there now, alongside more than 8,000 u.s. troops. elizabeth palmer is among the most experienced war correspondents today, and she brings us up to date on america's longest war. >> reporter: just last month -- [ gunfire ]. -- u.s. marines fought a pitched battle in southern afghanistan against taliban fighters who've been launching one bold attack after another. the taliban now control roughly 1/3 of afghanistan. more than at any time since 2001, when the war began. earlier this year america's top commander in afghanistan, john nicholson, told the armed forces committee the war was stalled. >> are we winning or losing?
>> mr. chairman, i believe we're in a stalemate. >> reporter: 16 years in, the afghan war is costing america more than $3 billion a month. back in 2014 the u.s. military was on its way out, handing afghanistan security over to the afghans. ppeaked at 98,000 in 2010, had plummeted to 8,400. but now the pentagon w t reverse that. it's asked to add 3,000 to 5,000 more personnel and for authorization to send u.s. forces closer to the front lines, to back up afghan soldiers who are often overwhelmed by the taliban and dying in the thousands. here in brussels the u.s. has been trying to talk its nato allies into adding thousands more troops in afghanistan as well, but so far the reception
has been cool. and as for the decision to beef up u.s. forces, it has been postponed, scott, until the president returns to washington. >> liz palme i did everything i could to make her party perfect. almost everything. you know, 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. because your carpet there's resolve carpet care. it lifts more dirt and pet hair versus vacuuming alone. resolve carpet care with five times benefits
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duration in people with metabolic syndrome, which is a group of conditions that puts people at risk for heart disease and stroke. they include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels. it's estimated 35% to 40% of americans have metabolic syndrome. in a sleep lab researchers monitored the sleep of more than 1300 people and found that those with metabolic syndrome who got less than six hours sleep were twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke compared to those who slept more than six hours. although this study shows an association and not a cause and effect, you can never stress enough how important sleep is. and the recommendation for everyone is seven to eight hours a night. and scott, if you have metabolic syndrome and symptoms of sleep apnea or insomnia, researchers suggest that a visit to a sleep specialist and a sleep study may be beneficial. >> thanks, doctor. and when we come back, one
>> thank you. >> reporter: for 25 years she worked full-time to raise her three daughters. so finally earning an associate degree this month was especially sweet. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: but the best part is that her children are graduating from school too. all at the same time. so this is like a happy coincidence? >> absolutely. >> for them. not so much for me. it's expensive for me. >> reporter: amari just graduated cum laude from the university of illinois at chicago and is heading off to a job with ford. paris just graduated from chicago state and has a job with apple. jade is graduating from high school and preparing to attend illinois state. and 4-year-old granddaughter brooklyn is about to graduate from prekichndergarten. if you're keeping score, that's three generations, five family members, all graduating in 2017. >> i set expectations and they met them. >> was she a tough mother? >> oh, absolutely. >> what was the feeling when you
were up there on the stage? >> it was overwhelming. >> what did you all think when you saw your mother up there? >> it was really exciting just because this is something that we've been working toward for so long but to see her doing it, the focus on her was something that was really, really exciting. >> reporter: and lawanda flennoy isn't stopping. she plans to get her bachelor's degree in psychology as soon as she can. >> it sounds like you have very hi high goals for yourself in addition to your children. >> absolutely. absolutely. i have to set an example. >> thank you. >> reporter: and that she has. >> and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the nato summit in brussels i'm scott pelley.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> hi, everyone and welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. more arrests have been made in britain as police widen their dragnet in the investigation of the terror attack in manchester. the probe took an ominous turn. britain has stopped sharing information with u.s. intelligence agencies after someone leaked photos of some of the evidence. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: for a town and a country in shock the response was togetherness and silence. not just manchester. britain stood still in remembrance this morning. and for the suffering, a surprise hospital visit from the queen. >> so you had come especially for the concert, did you? >> yeah. it was a birthday present. >> oh, was it?
>> reporter: the nation's 91-year-old grandmother here to make 14-year-old evie mills and everyone else feel better. and saying what everyone felt. >> very wicked. >> reporter: very wicked to target that sort of thing, she said. >> dreadful. absolutely dreadful. >> reporter: these victims will recover. ten others, five of them children, are still listed as critical. police are still searching for the wicked. more raids. more arrests. and a picture emerging, says police chief ian hopkins, of the terror network they fear is behind the bombing. >> i want to reassure people that the arrests we have made are significant. >> reporter: more is emerging about the bomber, salman abedi. police think he stayed in this apartment building in the days before the attack after he had come back from libya, perhaps with instructions for isis. but they are furious that critical information they wanted to keep secret for as long as they could including the
bomber's identity and the nature of the bomb's construction, gleaned from pieces of it found after the blast, have been leaked to u.s. news outlets, including to cbs news, after it was shared with u.s. security officials. manchester mayor andy burnham. >> it is wrong. it is arrogant. it is disrespectful to the people of greater manchester but mainly to the families who've lost loved ones and to those injured. >> reporter: prime minister theresa may promised to confront president trump with her country's outrage when she met him in brussels. >> intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure. thank you. president trump is in brussels where he's attending the nato summit. but with growing concern about terrorism and a resurgent taliban in afghanistan, mr. trump made the biggest headline. as he muscled his way to the front of the pack to get in a picture. major garrett is there. >> reporter: president trump responded to the british prime minister by calling the
intelligence leaks deeply troubling. he said these leaks have been going on for a long time and promised a full justice department investigation. at a ceremony with nato leaders including prime minister may the president observed a moment of silence for the victims of the manchester terror attack. >> all people who cherish life must unite in finding, exposing and removing these killers and extremists. and yes, losers. >> reporter: while terrorism has taken center stage at the summit, confronting russia is a dominant theme. but the 28-nation alliance originally formed as a counterweight to the soviet influence is showing cracks. european council president donald tusk. >> i am not 100% sure that we can say today, we means mr. president and myself, that we have a common position, common
opinion about russia. >> reporter: during the campaign candidate trump routinely questioned nato's usefulness. >> i said here's the problem with nato. it's obsolete. >> reporter: he has since backed off that claim, but today he made clear the u.s. is nato's top dog. through his actions and his words mr. trump lectured his nato colleagues on their need to contribute more. >> this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. >> reporter: only five nato members spend 2% of their gross domestic product on defense. the nato standard. just three more countries promised to meet that mark next year. >> with these chronic underpayments and growing threats, even 2% of gdp is insufficient. a new report on auto safety confirms what a lot of us already knew. that if you're involved in a highway accident it's better if you're in a big car. anna werner has this story. >> reporter: mini and small cars top the list of vehicles with the highest number of driver deaths. >> in terms of safety, i don't
see any pro to having a small car. >> reporter: the hyundai accent sedan and the kia rio sedan, both mini cars, have the highest rate of deaths. in a statement hyundai said that safety is their number one priority and they're very confident that the accent performed safely. cbs reached out to kia but did not immediately hear back. >> we've always seen higher death rates in smaller cars. it's consistent. >> reporter: chuck farmer is the lead researcher on the study. >> i don't see any benefit from a safety standpoint to having a smaller car. >> reporter: only two large vehicles, the dodge challenger and the nissan titan crew cab, made the top ten for highest rates of driver deaths. dodge did not respond to a request for comment. nissan said in a statement it is committed to the safety and security of our customers and their passengers and we'll evaluate the data in this report to identify improvement opportunities. for the study the iihs looked at
2014 model cars or earlier equivalent models. of the models with the lowest rates of driver deaths per year, more than half were mid-size or larger. 11 vehicles including the mazda cx-9 and the jeep cherokee had zero driver deaths between 2012 and 2015. a lot of drivers in california will have to find another way to get to the beach. a quarter-mile section of the pacific coast highway has been buried by a landslide. mireya villarreal has the story. >> reporter: from the air it looks like an entire mountainside was sheared off. what had been a 1,500-foot section of the pacific coast highway is now buried under 40 feet of dirt and debris. there were no reports of deaths or injuries. this is what the seashore looked like before the ground gave way saturday night. the new shoreline now extends 250 feet further out. and although tourists around the world are drawn to this rugged coast for its famed natural
beauty, the seaside addition is more likely to drive them away. ♪ the landslide has further isolated the monks and staff at the new comogli hermitage, a monastery south of big sur. >> most of our income is generated through hospitality, through inviting guests to come here and stay. if they can't get here, then we don't have an income source. >> reporter: some 50 miles of the pacific coast highway are now closed. sandwiched between landslides to the south and a bridge failure to the north. that bridge was badly damaged by the severe storm that battered california this winter. it was torn down last month. those heavy rains also left the area vulnerable to landslides. >> the most heartbreaking part of the bridge going down and the mudslides further south on highway 1 has been the impact on the workers. >> reporter: the highway is the main artery for coastal communities here. state transportation officials say they don't know when it will
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president trump's latest executive order cutting off federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities is currently blocked by a federal court. more than 600 cities and counties have declared themselves sanctuaries, ordering their police not to detain people if it's only because of their immigration status. a lot of churches are also sheltering illegal immigrants and their families, who face deportation. scott pelley reports for "60 minutes." ♪ >> reporter: philadelphia's arch street methodist church was built by abraham lincoln's favorite minister. >> we are a sanctuary church. >> reporter: and 155 years later reverend robert heineka is on the same chapter and verse.
>> my baptismal covenant is a vow taken on my behalf when i was baptized as a child or as an adult that i would take the power and the freedom that god gives me to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they show themselves. >> well, in your view what is this? evil, injustice, or oppression? >> it's injustice and oppression, all of which is evil. yeah. when a human being's human rights are denied, when they can't stay with their family, when they can't work, when they can't participate in the community in which they have deep roots, all of those apply. >> reporter: he's talking about javier flores garcia, who has lived in the church basement for six months. he came from mexico illegally in 1997. he's a landscaper with a decade-old dui on his record. his other offense is crossing the border repeatedly. a judge ordered him deported, but he moved here, rather than leave his three children who were born citizens.
>> translator: i think you have to keep fighting. and i'm doing this for my kids. and i would do it again if it became necessary. >> we're taking a leap of faith, right? in many respects. because we don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: federal agents can arrest flores in the church. but u.s. immigration and customs enforcement, known as i.c.e., has a decades-long policy of a avoiding places of worship, schools and hospitals. >> my advice would be they should come out of the basement of the churches and follow the law. >> reporter: daniel ragsdale is deputy director of i.c.e. he runs the daily operations and overseas 13,000 officers. >> so if they are to check in with i.c.e. they should check in with i.c.e. >> checking in with i.c.e. is going to get them deported. >> checking in with i.c.e. will follow the law. and in cases where there's a removal order, of course we would execute it. >> how much concern do you have about separating families in deportations? >> as a human being i know it is
traumatic for folks. but i will also say that the rule of law is something that america is built on. but this seems to be the one area where the narrative about separating families sort of gets a little bit ratcheted up. >> well, you can understand why. >> well, i can. but i would suggest that every person who has come to the united states illegally just like if i went somewhere and resided in violation of law i could expect at some point that sovereign country to want to remove me. >> we're rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. and they're going to be happy because they want to be legalized. >> reporter: before the election candidate trump told us he would deport all of an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. >> and by the way, i know it doesn't sound nice. but not everything is nice. >> reporter: now president trump says he's pursuing violent criminal immigrants first. >> you see what's happening at
the border. all of a sudden for the first time we're weeding gang members out, we're getting drug lords out. we're getting really bad dudes out of this country. and at a rate that nobody's ever seen before. and they're the bad ones. >> reporter: it's not just the bad guys. the fact is in the trump administration according to i.c.e. about 11,000 undocumented people with no criminal records have been detained so far. that's twice as many as last year. because of this the number of religious institutions across the country offering sanctuary has doubled to 800. just last week this church in buffalo, new york offered sanctuary to a family of six from honduras. the church has opened its doors to 40 illegal immigrants since january. when congregations in cities including phoenix, denver, and philadelphia gave sanctuary,
they are in open defiance of immigration law. that leads me to wonder whether there's any internal conflict within you. you preach morals and yet you're breaking the law. >> there's no conflict. i think i've said this before, that when a law breaks the backs of god's people then it's time for us to think about breaking those laws. he. >> reporter: trouble is those laws never stop changing. and that's one reason the immigration debate is never settled. since 1790 congress has rewritten immigration law on average about every four years. america imported chinese labor to build the transcontinental railroad, and when it was finished congress banned all chinese. in world war i nearly 20% of u.s. forces were not citizens. in world war ii america begged
more than 4 million mexicans to come to work. and in 1986 ronald reagan granted amnesty to illegal immigrants. >> day one my first hour in office those people are gone! >> reporter: mr. trump blames immigrants for violence. he often fired up his rallies by raising the murder by an illegal immigrant of a woman in san francisco, a sanctuary city. but according to the department of justice, the incarceration rate for illegal immigrants is 1/3 that of citizens. >> to lay criminality at the feet of immigrants is not only morally unfair, it is factually wrong. >> reporter: one of jim kenny's first acts as mayor was to declare philadelphia a sanctuary. which means his police do not ask about citizenship and will not hold illegal immigrants if the only reason is that i.c.e. wants to deport them.
he says it violates the constitution to hold people without a warrant. there are more than 600 cities, counties, and states that consider themselves sanctuaries. two years ago there were half as many. >> we've ordered a crackdown on sanctuary cities. >> reporter: president trump is now trying to cut off federal funds from these sanctuary cities. but he's been stopped so far by the courts. >> this is not us versus them. this is we upholding the constitution of the united states of america and asking them to comply with it also by presenting us with the proper judicial warrant so we can release that person to their custody. >> the feds are talking about taking your federal money away. and mr. mayor, i bet you can't afford that. >> no. think about the conundrum this presented. if you accept the assertion that undocumented immigrants cause crime, which i do not accept and i think it's wrong. why would you defund police departments? >> there are people shouting at
the television right now saying if they came illegally they shouldn't be here, it's a terrible thing but they shouldn't have come. >> well, ellis island opened in 1892. the bulk of irish diaspora came to america in the 1840s. we didn't have papers either. we were undocumented. there was an anti-italian slur when i was growing up in my neighborhood called w-o-p. it's without papers. if you come to the country because you're starving in your country or being held hoftball by drug dealers or you're afraid your children are going to be shot in the streets or on your farm i think that's self-preservation and survival. any group of people would flock to america because that would be the place where people came to be saved. >> this is my kourptd. i'm working hard. >> reporter: sixto paz would have been deported ten months ago if he hadn't confined himself to shadow rock united church of christ in phoenix. >> good morning. >> reporter: ismail delgado moved in four months ago. >> we came to work. >> reporter: paz crossed illegally in 1985.
under the policy of president reagan he was granted a work permit, which was revoked under the policies of george w. bush. his four children are citizens by birth. his youngest is 5. >> i spent 33 years over here, and i don't want to leave. and i pay my taxes for 28 years. >> you paid your taxes 28 years. >> yes. >> there are people watching the interview who are saying you shouldn't have come here. >> you're hungry. you don't have a job. you don't have money. what do you want to do? i don't come to the united states to take vacation, man. i'm here because i had to. i come over here, and i respect all the laws. i respect the people. i'm working hard to do the best. i have a clean record.
and i learn a lot over here. i learn a language. i don't speak very well. but i'm working. and my son, my daughters, they are professional. >> you have two older daughters who are medical assistants. they both graduated from college here in the united states. >> yes, sir. >> sounds like the american dream. >> yes. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the overnight news will be right back. introducing a deodorant saving millions of clothes. new degree ultraclear black + white. no yellow stains on white clothes.
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in profile and staring directly at you. you get the sense of a mind burning itself up right in front of your eyes. >> reporter: the winning bid came from a japanese billionaire who announced the purchase on instagram. for years bass basqu achlt t's paintings have been sold for medals of dollars. jay-z has frequently rapped about basquiat and reportedly purchased the painting "mecca" in 2014. >> i used to see him on the streets of new york walking or bicycling around. there was a light that glowed around him. >> reporter: jean michel basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988. he was just 27. his place among the greatest artists in history seems destined to outlast us all. >> having an african-american artist enter the pantheon of van
steve hartman now with the story of a guardian angel that he found on the road. >> reporter: used to be when ginger sprouse came across homeless people she would often give them something. her two cents. >> i would say, why don't you get a job. or what's your problem? it made me very uncomfortable. i didn't want to have anything to do with it. i've been that way my whole life. >> reporter: but about a year ago ginger, who owns a cooking school outside houston, decided she didn't like that about herself and would at least try to change. >> he would stand right here on the corner. >> reporter: she began by approaching a guy she used to see all the time on her way to work. his name is victor hubbard. victor says he told ginger how he ended up on the streets. after his mother moved away and left him. >> you had no idea where your mom went? >> no, i didn't know where she was. >> reporter: he says ginger
listened to his story and went on her way. >> then i couldn't get him out of my mind. so it was like okay, i'll go back. but what really got me, this is probably after the third time i met him, he said, when are you coming back? >> people would come by and i was like, you know, i have a friend named ginger, she's on her way. i was trying to let them know -- >> somebody's watching out for you. >> yeah. i was taken care of. >> reporter: this continued for a few months. until the day ginger realized she couldn't keep going on like this. it was a cold december night. and although victor had food and blankets, there's only so much comfort you can pass through a car window. so ginger did something. something the old ginger would have never dreamed of doing. >> i could not leave him there. >> reporter: she went to her husband with a request. >> i asked dean, would it be okay with you if i went and got him? and i said if he could just stay one night, because it's raining -- >> okay. stop right there. >> i had to think about it.
>> i'm sure you did. i'm starting to recognize a slippery slope here. >> yes. exactly. the honest truth is when she says i feel compelled to help this guy, how can i say no to that? >> reporter: and that's how victor hubbard found his second family. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: he now lives with ginger and dean full-time. >> it's my favorite. >> reporter: they helped him get social services and doctor's appointments. introduced him to the community. and made him part of it. victor also works two jobs now. one at a burger joint. >> yep. just like that. >> reporter: and another at a cooking school. where he has one of the most compassionate bosses in south texas. >> looks good. >> life is messy. but if you're going to -- you have to be willing to step into their mess. my whole life i avoided that. that's why i rolled my window up. >> reporter: that's why she now rolls it down, to let the blessings flow in. steve hartman on the road in houston, texas. >> that's the overnight news for
this friday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city, i'm demarco new york city, i'm demarco rkan captioning funded by cbs it's friday, may 26th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." the investigation into russia's role into the u.s. election turns to a key person in the white house, jared kushner. why investigators are now singling out the president's son-in-law. >> this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. mr. trump makes his mark on nato by making allies pay what he says is their fair share. when you make a