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said, that's the end of it. but with special counsel robert mueller set to testify next week, norah, this wasn't the end of anything. >> and we'll be there for that, too, nancy cordes, thank you. there were calls to ground the 737-max forever. the jets have been out of the sky four months and that is longer than any other aircraft in history, and it follows two deadly crashes. kris van cleave tonight on two men who lost family members in ethiopia who went before congress to demand changes in the way new jets are approved for use. >> the boeing 737-max crash has killed my wife, my three children, my mom in law -- >> reporter: stillhart broken, paul told the house transportation committee about losing his entire family when ethiopian flight 302 crashed. >> i miss going to the playground with them and, you know, having some playful moments. >> reporter: rl he lost his
24-year-old daughter in a 737-max crash testified with pictures of crash victims on display. >> boeing's apologies to cameras have not been apologies to the families. >> i do personally apologize to the families. >> reporter: boeing c.e.o. dennis mull enberg made that tv apology exclusively to nor a o'donnell in may. >> we feel terrible about these accidents and we apologized for what happened. >> reporter: today boeing announced it would give $50 million to the families of those killed, part of a fund it created earlier this month. some families called that a p.r. stunt. paul thinks instead boeing executives, including the c.e.o., should face criminal charges. and the 737-max should be scrapped entirely. >> i would like to see the plane not fly again. >> kris joins us now. kris, do you think that 737-max is ever going to fly again? >> reporter: norah, the 737-max
is almost seen as too big to fail. it is too important to boeing's bottom line and thus the larger u.s. economy, and too important to several of the world's biggest airlines. so it's really a question of when, not if. boeing has been working towards the goal of having them back thin service by the end of the year. sources across the agency tell me you may not see it carrying passengers until 2020. norah? >> kris van cleave, thank you. a huge victory for kevin spacey. prosecutors threw out sexual assault charges against the two-time oscar winner spacey was accused of groping a man at a bar in nantucket in 2016. the case fell apart when spacey's accuser failed to testify about text messages and the cell phone went missing before trial. the mexican drug lord known as el chapo had plenty of complaints at his sentencing in new york for cocaine and other
drugs in new york. joaquin guzman said he didn't get a fair trial and he didn't like the conditions at the jail where he was held. while guzman who twice escaped from mexican prisons was today given life plus 30 years in an american prison. extreme heat warnings are posted tonight across the central u.s., and we're certainly feeling it here in texas. temperatures feel well over 100 degrees. and public health officials say heed those warnings because about 600 americans die from excessive heat each year. errol barnett is in the thick of it. >> reporter: in madison wisconsin, volunteers are going door to door checking on the elderly. st. louis is in the excessive heat danger zone, meaning prolonged exposure to heat and humidity could be deadly for the most vulnerable. the national weather service's heat warnings cover most of missouri and eight other states. >> the entire world is seeing an increase in temperature at an unprecedented rate.
>> reporter: this is the first scorching heat wave the country is seeing this summer. >> what we're currently seeing is that there are twice as many record highs on any given day than there are record lows, and this is really significant. so we will continue to see record-breaking temperatures as we go on into the future. >> reporter: the dome of heat will head east by the weekend. portland, maine will feel like 98 degrees on saturday. new york city will feel like 112, and in the nation's capital, it will feel like 107. now, this heat wave will last through sunday at the very least, but consider this. a recent climate study predicts that the u.s. will face more days that feel like 100 degrees or above. that number, norah, expected to double by 2050. >> that's hot, errol barnett, thank you. the world health organization today sounded the alarm about the ebola out break
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shore. >> reporter: a dozen already washed up. rescuers turn waist deep water into triage. they physically turn around animals 20 feet long weighing three tons. >> come on. >> reporter: this photo shows christian freeman rescuing an adult female. >> we had two on the tail, two girls on the one side, two guys on the other side. >> reporter: must have felt great. >> it was you some. >> reporter: no one knows why pilot whales strand themselves. over the decades mass strandings happen once a year. usually in the southeast, typically in georgia, but not in georgia since the 1990s. did it turnout better than you expected it to? >> l i thought it would go south quickly. >> reporter: klay george. >> we got lucky. the quick action from the folks, a number of things came together. >> reporter: today the same whales were spotted swimming six miles offshore and headed to
we're following breaking news in puerto rico. thousands of protesters have filled the streets demanding the resignation of puerto rico's governor. david begnaud is with the protesters in san juan. >> reporter: norah, i'd estimate there's close to people that have started here in front of the capital in san juan. these are puerto ricans who have had enough. and this has been bubbling up for years. it was decades of mismanagement. the lowest point was hurricane maria. and the chat scandal has been the final straw. look at these people. on a beautiful day here in the caribbean, who have come to stand in front of the capital, demanding that the governor resign. he says he will not go, but observers who are looking at this and watching the almighty moment by moment developments are wondering how much longer the governor is going to be able to survive this. norah? >> david begnaud in san juan, thank you.
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>> o'donnell: a final note from here on the border-- it's important to remember that every picture has a story, like the border patrol agent born in mexico. agent eduardo cantu understands the american dream, because he says he's living it. he wants migrants to get that dream, but says, they need to come here legally, as he did. when we walked into the detention center, you couldn't help but notice the sound of children laughing and playing, moms with their children attached to their hips, unsure of their future. it's hard to look away. there's no doubt there's a crisis, and today we met those at the center of it. i'm norah o'donnell.
good night. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm vladimir. this morning we're taking an in-depth look at the migrant trouble along the mexico border. president trump continues to defend the conditions at a string of detention centers. but reporters and members of congress who were allowed inside one lock-up describe hundreds of migrants crammed into foul-smelling cages, women forced to drink from toilets, and children drinking on floors. norah o'donnell was given access to the detention center to see for herself. >> reporter: we have seen still photos before, but that is nothing like witnessing young children lying on the floor on mylar blankets and looking into their eyes and wondering what they're thinking as their lives are in limbo. we also talked to border patrol
agents, trying to do the best job they can. and in an exclusive interview, the acting secretary of home land security told us what more ngress. be done. we begin tonight inside the ursula migrant processing facility with a woman and her young son who recently crossed into the u.s. illegally in search of a safer and better life. where are you from? >> venezuela. >> reporter: venezuela? >> si. >> reporter: and you traveled the whole way with your son? >> sola, si, ola. >> o'donnell: a lot of walking. angelina estrada and her two-year-old son martin is just
one of the 815 families here. a journalist who says she was threatened by the venezuelan government, and knows the law that, as a mother with a child, she will be allowed to enter the united states. are you getting warm food? >> si, si. >> o'donnell: but you're sleeping on the floor? >> si, si. >> o'donnell: it's extraordinary to see mothers and their children sleeping together on the floor in this 77,000-square foot facility. the toughest thing to see? these infants, alone, napping mid-morning in this makeshift nursery. they are just some of the nearly 300 unaccompanied children here. without parents, they are being cared for by members of the coast guard. this is the whole 55,000-square foot park? >> yes, we just walked the whole perimeter. >> you just went around the entire perimeter.
>> o'donnell: and was any of this cleaned up or dressed up for us? >> no. absolutely not. >> o'donnell: we had exclusive access to this facility. there was no one we weren't allowed to speak with, and nowhere we couldn't go. this is not like anything i've ever seen before. we were here with kevin mcaleenan, acting secretary of homeland security. also with us, carmen qualia, the chief border patrol agent who runs the facility in the rio grande valley. have you ever let cameras inside here before like this? >> no. >> i made the decision to take the risk and bring cameras in, to be transparent about what we're facing and to show that to the american people, and make sure that our congress knows what we need to help us address this crisis. >> o'donnell: you realize this may cause more criticism of what's going on here? >> i think we need a national conversation based on the facts that are actually happening on our border to try to address and solve the problems. >> o'donnell: a year ago, the country was shocked by still photos showing children being held in overcrowded cages. today, it is cleaner and more
well-organized, but it is still hard to look at. i mean, you're the acting secretary. >> right. >> o'donnell: you're saying, this is not good enough. >> i've been saying it for a year. >> o'donnell: the conditions for families there are much different than at the mcallen border patrol station for adults, where vice president mike pence visited last week. we're here at the mcallen border station. it's the busiest there is, right? >> right. >> o'donnell: how is it that they just got shower units last week? >> so, that's been a result of lack of funding-- not to provide all of the services that we'd like to provide. we prioritize children, obviously. we prioritize families second. and single adults are the third to get that kind of humanitarian support. >> o'donnell: so you're blaming some of the past conditions on congress's lack of funding? >> it's been a critical issue. >> o'donnell: mcaleenan says the solution is this so-called tent city, named "donna," which is expanding. he says it is far better suited to house new migrants. >> it just provides a lot more capacity. the big challenge of the overcrowding is, people are
uncomfortable because there are too many in small areas. we'll be able to reduce that. >> the u.s. government has ramped of their metering. illegal entry forces them to turn around, go back to mexico, put their name on a list examine wait there until they are called. here in mexico just across the bridge from brownsville, texas, the wait to request asylum seems endless. how long have you been here waiting? i've been here waiting 2 1/2 months. afraid to lose her place if she's not close by, she sleeps at the gates by the bridge hoping her name is called. it's been tworo this family tells me they're out of money and have nowhere else to go. this is where the family lives. two moms and two kids sleep here every night waiting to get into the u.s.
she says right now they're really desperate. a lot of people are talking about crossing illegally. the desperation, which is leading people to risk their lives to cross the border. nearly 300 migrants died while attempting to cross in 2018. last month, this image of oscar ramirez and his 2-year-old daughter virgin daughter valeria drowning outside the city caught the attention of the nation. >> one day after being condemned by the u.s. house of representatives over his racist tweets, president trump faced an impeachment vote. major garrett reports. >> donald john trump, president of the united states, is unfit to be president. >> reporter: it was a test vote of sorts on the appetite for impeachment. and it turns out the hunger is low. >> i think we'll get rid of all this right now. >> reporter: more than half of house democrats joined all republicans to table the idea for now. >> i do think i'm winning the political fight. i think i'm winning it by a lot. >> reporter: texas democrat al
green forced the vote by introducing an impeachment resolution. it says the president's racist comments this week suggesting those who may look to the president like immigrants, should go back to other countries qualify as high misdemeanors. >> if you did what the president has done, you would be punished. >> reporter: the president was referring to these four democratic congress women who spoke to gayle king. >> so what is the point of going through the exercise of impeachment when it doesn't look like it will go anywhere? >> the watergate class didn't have the votes in the senate side. they didn't function from that place. they function in putting the country first. >> reporter: but democratic leaders prefer to wait, and for now, most party members appear to be with them. >> we have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. we were made to move, from the dawn of time.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm vladimir. this is apollo week, the anniversary of the apollo 11 mission. for the first time it brought human beings to the surface of the moon. this morning we look at some of the legendary figures that guid guided that apollo mission. charlie duke was "the voice" talking to the astronauts and gene kranz guided them. while his fellow astronauts made history strolling across the lunar surface. mark strassmann got to speak to all three and reports from the kennedy space center in florida. >> reporter: i'm standing underneath the saturn 5 rocket. this is the type that launched apollo 11's crew to the moon.
seriously, would you take a look at how big it is? 363 feet long. that's taller than the statue of and the most powerful machine ever built. and riding on top was the lunar lander just like this one that brought the first men to the moon. >> lift off, we have a lift off. >> reporter: when the saturn 5 rocket roared to life, the apollo 11 mission soared into history. >> apollo 11, everything going well for a landing on the moon. >> reporter: nasa's dooers and dreamers sent three moon explorers, astronauts neil armstrong, buzz aldrin and michael collins. >>he three of us were the tip of a gigantic technological iceberg, if you will. >> reporter: collins now 88 told us at lift off, apollo 11's crew felt g-force pressure and more. >> we felt the weight of the world on our shoulders. everyone was looking. we were worried that we were going to screw something up. >> reporter: no wonder, the whole world was watching.
american pride was also on the line. >> the president ais now lookin inside the mercury capsule. >> reporter: to achievable set by president kennedy early year. >> before this year is out, landing a man to the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> reporter: after a three-day trip, the moon landing broadcast live drama 240,000 miles back to earth. collins stayed behind in the command module as armstrong and aldrin descended to the moon's surface. but their lunar lander's auto pilot was sending them toward a crater. >> it was a very large crater. >> reporter: as armstrong told ed bradley and "60 minutes" in 2005. >> steep slopes on the crater covered large rocks the size of automobiles. that was not the kind of place i wanted to make the first landing. >> reporter: armstrong flying manually had to improvise. he had roughly one minute of fuel to find a safe place to
land. >> 60 seconds. >> reporter: legendary flight director jean kranz was in charge at houston's mission control. >> because it's like driving your car with the gas gauge reading empty. >> the tension was through the rife. >> reporter: charlie duke, also in mission control, was the man telling armstrong he was flying on fumes. >> tension you could see, tension you could feel? >> feel, more dead silence. i had never heard mission control so quiet, so that tension -- it was palpable. you could feel it. >> reporter: armstrong finally spotted smooth terrain. >> 30 seconds. >> and we finally landed. nobody knows with exactly how much fuel. some estimates have it at 20 seconds. >> engine stop. we copy it down, eagle. >> boy. >> the eagle has landed. >> reporter: changely duke was now speaking to the first men on the moon. >> rocket tranquility, we copy on the ground. you've got a bunch of guys about
to turn blue. we're breathing again. thanks a lot. >> the significance of what he had just done, piloting this thing into this landing over this significant problems that they had on the descent was remarkable. >> it's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: so remarkable, almost everyone alive today has seen these grainy images, earth's first two moon walkers. 600 million people back on earth watched them, transfixed. >> it really, to me, brought the u.s. together and was very significant. >> reporter: especially given the turmoil of that decade. >> right. >> okay, houston, i'm going to change lenses on you. >> it's hard for me to believe wreechl be we've been there, we accomplished that. >> isn't that something? >> reporter: armstrong and aldrin spent almost a day on the surface. the dust they kicked up left them covered in lunar miss teak.
>> we should be on main chutes now. >> reporter: armstrong died in 2012, but his name never will. >> it's a brilliant surface in that sunlight, predominantly gray. it's an interesting place to be. i recommend it. >> reporter: what's old is new again for nasa. the new mission is to put more men and the first women on the moon. the goal is 2024. but the program is years behind schedule as billions in overruns, and all of that proves once again how difficult and how significant that first moon landing really was. >> former supreme court justice john paul steve enz will be laid to rest in arlington national cemetery. right next to his wife mary ann. steve enz who passed away tuesday after complications from a stroke served 35 years on the high court. he was 99 years old. jan crawford looks back on his life and towering legal legacy. >> reporter: on the bench, john paul stevens was known for his
fierce independence, old-fashioned jeaniality, and that trademark bow tie. he gradually transformed from a moderate conservative to a leading liberal voice. >> i don't really think i've changed. i think there have been a lot of changes in the, in the court. >> i am confident that he will bring both professional and personal qualities of the highest order. >> reporter: president gerald ford, 1975, appointed stevens to the court. >> i will do everything in my power to render the best possible judicial service of which i am capable. >> reporter: he would go on to serve under seven presidents. his decisions, in part, helped promote racial equality, gay rights, and uphold legal abortions. but his biggest decision came in 2000, with the couion vote recount in bush versus gore. he told "60 minutes" it was one of the court's biggest blunders.
>> i don't question the good faith of the justices with whom i disagreed, but i think they were profoundly wrong. >> reporter: stevens retired in 2010. >> he has stood in the partial guardian of the law. >> reporter: in his retirement he gave opinions from the sidelines calling for repeal of the second amendment and abolishing the death penalty. >> this is a country people can disagree without being disagreeable. of savings and service. whoa. travis in it made it. it's amazing. oh is that travis's app? it's pretty cool, isn't it? there's two of them. they're multiplying. no, guys, its me. see, i'm real. i'm real! he thinks he's real. geico. over 75 years of savings and service.
all this week we've been marking the golden anniversary of the apollo 11 mission, which for the first time in history put a man on the moon. neil armstrong strolling across the lunar surface may have been the highlight of 1969 for most people, but other legendary events took place that year as well. kevin bacon, and yes it's that kevin bacon, takes us back a half century with a look at the year that was. >> lift off, we have a lift off. >> i remember this being a very exciting moment. all of a sudden this place and this thing that we just looked up at and just kind of dreamed about and wrote songs about became something that we had actually touched. and i th t cnged pretty deeply. >> the eagle has landed. >> it was a mondumental
achievement. we asked history makers on earth to share their experience of seeing man make it to the moon. >> you almost thought that you were watching something unreal, something, you know, that's not really happening. >> his name is synonymous with speed. mario andretti had his first and only win at the indianapolis 500 in 1969. >> the traditional sip of milk. >> that milk never tasted better. astronauts actually, there's something that's a correlation between our sport in so many ways, the danger aspect. >> we all look at the moon. we're staring up there. and we did that. >> nancy evans was the folksy front woman for sweet water. ♪ sometimes i feel like atherhid ♪ >> the band that was supposed to open woodstock. >> people were abandoning their cars. finally we realized we are never going to get there.
>> sure are a lot of people here. that was the greatest crowd ever. jones. >> the world series in wa arrival to man walking on the moon. >> cleon jones went deep into the outfield for the world series winning catch for the new york mets. >> the mets are the world champions. >> we were going to all-star break. we had a plane to catch. we were in the airport and we were watching man walk on the moon. so if that can happen, we can wake up tomorrow and be the best team in baseball. >> a decade of protests against an unpopular war, vietnam, uprisings of inequality in several american cities. ♪ time to stop, children, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down ♪ ♪ >> the '60s were turbulent in every sense of the word. >> the deaths of president
kennedy, his brother robert and civil rights leaders malcolm x, martin luther king, jr., also weighed on the consciousness of the nation. >> america needed the man to walk on the moon. >> it was unifying, and it was hope. now we're doing something. now we're going to go somewhere. now we're going to be somebody. >> you can imagine how much pride we all should have for a nation, what we are capable of. we were the first ones up there. >> the moment man walked on the moon also inspired pop culture for decades. >> oh, we love them. ♪ it's a marvelous night for a moon dance ♪ ♪ >> he was great. he was a good writer. that was a good song. >> there was the music and the launch of music television. ♪ ♪ >> mtv continues to use the moon man as its annual award. >> the moon walk was born from that. otherwise, who would have ever thought about walking on the moon, right?
♪ ride, captain ride, upon your mystery ship ♪ ♪ >> landing on the moon also marked a turn towards advance technology. before long, the space race was no longer a competition, but a global collaboration. >> it pushes everybody, you know, to just, to just let's reach out for something that seems to be unreachable. >> they got the rover up there. i love all that. i eat that stuff up. >> touchdown confirmed. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's something that mankind wants to conquer. it tells us that we can do anything we want to do. >> who knows wherein ovation will lead us next. it could be mars. but maybe most encouraging is that the journey continues. >> go infinity and beyond. >> what's powerful is that it should make us feel small and it should make us feel protective of what we have here, which i think is the most important message. >> that's kevin bacon reporting.
steve hartman now paying a visit to two of his favorite young people. >> reporter: miami preschoolers gia and surrey say they're not best friends. as we first reported a couple years ago, they say they're closer than friends. closer than mere sisters. in fact, they truly believe they're twins. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: ashley and valencia are their moms. >> they will tell you they're twins and they have a long list of reasons to back it up. >> reporter: to them what makes a twin? >> similarities. >> similarities. >> reporter: for example, the girls say their birthdays are practically the same day. and the obvious physical similarities. so what am i looking at here? >> the same height. >> reporter: oh, because you're the same height.
clearly twins, which is why they also insist on matching outfits whenever possible. so far, ashley and valencia have indulged them. but they also recognize there is some bitter to this sweet. >> you know, you're happy for a few seconds and then you become sad because they have to grow up. and then society takes over. >> reporter: indeed, society already tried to take over. zuri and gia were at a birthday party when an older kid told them they can't be twins because they don't have the same skin color. gia broke down. but through her tears she got out this rebuttal. she said, you don't know what you're talking about. we're twins because we share the same soul. >> i get chill bumps. >> reporter: soul? >> i was just like thrown by that word. >> yeah. >> reporter: obviously what gia was trying to say is that at our core we are one.
since this story first aired in 2017, america hasn't always followed their lead. but is importa t remember that while all that was going on, so was this. today in their minds, they are still twins. of course, they have their moments, like when zuri accused gia of having a boyfriend. >> what did you do? >> reporter: that didn't go over well at all. but by and large, they are as close as ever, and still an example just waiting to be followed >> we haveve a lot to learn. >> right. >> and we can learn from children. >> reporter: and that's really what the twins want for all of us, to push back against the n synics. >> some girls told us we're not twins. >> reporter: and move on to the more important things in life. >> you know what we're going to get today? >> reporter: what? >> we're going to get ice cream! >>nddon't. oh. the roadithout ice cream in
miami. >> that's the overnight news for this thursday. from the cbs broadcast cen captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, july 18th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." summer scorcher. a massive heatwave grips much of the u.s. we're tracking sweltering temperatures across the country and why one expert says get used to it. send her back. that was a rallying cry at president trump's campaign rally about