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told isolate or else. granted bond-- the atlanta police officer charged with shooting rayshard brooks in a tndy's parking lot allowed to leave jail. tonight, the tearful testimony from the victim's wife, and what the judge just told officer .arrett rolfe he cannot do. presidential briefing: w presidential briefing: was president trump given written reports about a russian plot to kill americans overseas? the new details just coming in, as angry democrats say they are being left in the dark about key intelligence. surrendering to the virus: joe biden accuses president trump of failing to fight a war on coronavirus. the presumptive democratic nominee comes out swinging, laying out his plan to stop the pandemic, plus who he says he'll ask to remain in office if he wins. and remembering carl reiner. saying goodbye to a comedy legend. legend. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's
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capital. >> garrett: good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us. norah is off tonight. everyone. thank you for joining us. norah i'm major garrett. the u.s. could soon see 100,000 new coronavirus infections every single day, more than double the current number of cases, that stark warning tonight from the nation's top infectious disease expert comes as the virus is andloding across the south and west. dr. anthony fauci told congress today the dramatic increase in some parts of the u.s. is now putting the entire country at risk. tonight, 37 states are now reporting more infections compared to just two weeks ago. hospitals in texas and arizona are now being stretched to their breaking points. los angeles county says it could begin running out of beds by the middle of next month. at least 14 states are pulling back on reopening, closing top tourist destinations, including beaches and bars, just days before the july fourth holiday. tonight, new jersey,
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connecticut, and new york, once the pandemic's epicenter, are ordering travelers from 16 states to quarantine if they want to visit. and the european union tonight is banning most americans from e on the, a corber countries. as we come on the air, coronavirus has killed more than 127,000 in this country. there are more than 2.6 million confirmed cases nationwide. as you can tell, there is a lot of news to get to tonight, and our team of correspondents is covering all of it. cbs' carter evans is going to lead off our coverage tonight from los angeles. carter. >> reporter: major, the july fourth weekend is a big test-- can californians reduce their risky behavior? well, here in l.a., they're canceling fireworks shows, they're closing the beaches. the sheriff even says they're eking to ticket cars parked this weekend along pacific coast highway. and now, the governor is hinting at a new stay-at-home order, all this while much of the nation is cracking down again.
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as coronavirus cases skyrocket, another record this week: more than 40,000 new cases a day, and now, a dire warning of what's to come. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so i am very concerned. >> reporter: the country's top infectious disease expert testified before congress today. >> clearly, we are not in total control right now. >> reporter: some of the most alarming increases up almost 227% in florida, 83% in arizona, and in california, new cases up 74% in just the past two weeks. and now, recovering states, new york, connecticut, and new jersey are ordering mandatory 14-day quarantines for travelers from most of the south and west. >> there are no mulligans when it comes to covid-19. use your common sense. >> reporter: massachusetts has taken it a step further, quarantining everyone arriving from states outside the northeast. with the new spike in cases,
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many are younger americans, like 30-year-old jimmy flores. >> i didn't take it seriously. i essentially thought that i was invincible. >> we are starting to see younger and middle-aged people, from 21 to 49 seems to be the peak ages we are seeing now. >> reporter: sheila grolle's 15- year-old daughter got sick after trips to the mall and then infected her. >> i'm, like, so short of breath. i'm scared to go to the hospital, to be honest with you. >> reporter: what are you scared of? >> being put on a vent. >> reporter: she lives in arizona, one of the first states to re-open. this chart shows the dramatic jump in cases since then. >> did you screw up? >> we're fixing it. >> reporter: now the governor is delaying reopening schools, and at least four major league baseball players are already saying they won't play this season over covid concerns. >> there was a lot of wishful thinking around the country that, hey, summer, everything's going to be fine, we're over this. and we are not even beginning to
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be over this. >> reporter: and in the city of l.a., health officials now believe one in every 140 residents is infected and doesn't know it. carter evans, cbws >> reporter: this is janet shamlian in houston, where hospitals are buckling under a flood of new coronavirus cases. >> it could be at around 4,000 new cases of covid-19 in houston per day, which would at that point, you know, later in july, if we get there, that would ealthcareour-- any healthcare infrastructure. >> reporter: testing centers overwhelmed, this one in houston turning people away this afternoon. the southern surge is also hitting arizona hard. doctors say so is exhaustion and stress. >> you know, some of our colleagues have gotten sick as well, so that does take an emotional toll on all of us. >> reporter: tonight in california, more than 6100 are hospitalized with covid, a record high for the sixth yonsecutive day.
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los angeles health officials predict they'll reach capacity soon. >> the number of hospital beds could become inadequate in the next few weeks. >> reporter: and tonight, there's word that chinese researchers have discovered a new swine flu called the g-4 virus, that has the potential to turn into a pandemic. it's not considered an immediate threat. major. >> garrett: well, at least that's some good news. janet shamlian in houston, thank you. today, a judge in atlanta set bond at half a million dollars for a former police officer accused of murdering rayshard brooks. brooks' widow pleaded tearfully for garrett rolfe to be held in jail. cbs' mark strassmann reports tonight from atlanta. >> reporter: garrett rolfe appeared in court on zoom, but soon, he'll appear in public. >> i am, therefore, going to grant a bond. >> reporter: less than three weeks after he shot and killed rayshard brooks. video shows brooks seemed friendly the night he died.
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>> put your hands behind your back. >> reporter: ...until rolfe and another officer arrested him for d.u.i. rolfe chased brooks, who fired a taser at the officer. rolfe shot him in the back with his .9-millimeter glock. atlanta erupted. police chis was torched. atlanta's police chief resigned. tomika miller is the victim's widow. she pleaded for rolfe to stay behind bars. >> and i say no. if he is released, i don't know where my mental state will be. >> reporter: rolfe faces 11 charges, including felony murder. he could face life in prison without parole. his lawyers today argued successfully he was no flight risk. >> if he's not entitled to bond, i don't know who is. >> reporter: outside the jail, blue lives matter supporters waited for rolfe's release, but outside the courthouse, protesters were furious he'll go free. rolfe will have to wear an ankle
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monitor and can't have any contact with atlanta police officers. the next milestone in his legal case will be for a grand jury to consider whether to indict him, and that won't happen until early next year. anjor. the white house says president trump has now been briefed on intelligence suggesting a russian plot to pay terrorists in afghanistan to kill u.s. troops. today, democrats, including joe biden, pounced, saying the president failed to act. cbs' weijia jiang reports tonight from the white house. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news no one verbally told president trump that russia may have paid the taliban to kill s included in thet the information was icluded in the thesident's daily brief, a classified document that takes about an hour to read. >> i will never sit here and confirm or deny what is in a top-secret document. disputed reports thatse press secretary kayleigh mcenany disputed reports that the president doesn't read it. >> the president does read.
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this predent, telu, is the most informed person on planet earth. >> reporter: democrats briefed by the white house this morning left disappointed. >> the right people to give the briefing to were not in the room. we need to hear from the heads of the intelligence agencies. >> why doesn't the president mean, for god? i mean, for god's sake, these are our soldiers. >> reporter: some families who lost loved ones in afghanistan are calling for answers from the administration, and "vote vets," a group of veterans, launched this attack ad against mr. trump. >> if you're going to act like a traitor, you don't get to thank us for our service. >> reporter: presumptive democratic presidential nominee joe biden said there is no laceptable explanation for president trump being unaware of the reports. >> the idea that somehow he didn't know or isn't being briefed, it is a dereliction of duty, if that's the case. and if he was briefed and nothing was done about this, that's a dereliction of duty.
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>> reporter: biden also slammed the president for his handling of coronavirus. >> your promises and predictions and wishful thinking pulled out of thin air are not only doing the country no good. they're making them lose even more faith in their government. a reporter: biden said he is aiming to announce his pick for vice president in early august, and it will be a woman. he also said if elected, there is one person he will ask to stay on board to tackle the pandemic: infectious disease expert dr. anthony fauci. iang at the whit >> garrett: weijia jiang at the white house. thank you. if you are planning to visit the european union any time soon, well, you might want to think e e.u. today, the e.u. said it will open to residents of 15 countries. the u.s. is not on the list, one big reason-- since a peak in april, covid cases in the e.u. are trending lower, while the u.s. is seeing a steep rise. cbs' holly williams is in greece tonight.
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>> reporter: tonight, the european union is welcoming back tourists, but not from the united states, because they're simply too risky. there's an exception for coming from the essential travelers, but others coming from the u.s., like new yorker zuri ferguson are barred. she wants to reunite with her oartner, sascha, in germany, who has a heart condition and can't travel. >> it's just heartbreaking every day to just see the numbers in america, and then see that the whole world is just going to bar us off-- like, they're not going health minister toel anywhere. >> reporter: here in greece, the health minister told us safety has to come first. >> we're hoping that the situation is going to be better in a few days or weeks, so this- - this can change. >> reporter: it's not personal? >> oh, come on. on the contrary. >> reporter: tourism is the life blood of the economy here in greece, a country that's gone through a decade of financial hardship. and in a normal summer, american visitors bring in much-needed cash.
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but greece has had remarkable success in fighting the new coronavirus, with a tough lockdown and fewer than 200 deaths. and the greek government, along opean nations,opean nations, doesn't want to jeopardize doesn't want to jeopardize that. dr. eleni kakalou, who is treating covid patients in greece, told us she's saddened by what she's seen in the u.s. >> what is the job of the state? the job of the state is to keep its citizens alive, no matter what. >> reporter: holly williams, cbs news, in greece. >> garrett: as of tonight, more 0han 7,500 people in this country have recovered from the coronavirus, but some are now struggling with serious and traumatic after-effects of their treatment. here's jim axelrod on their long and difficult road to recovery. ( applause ) >> reporter: there have been triumphant scenes of resilience we have needed. >> we have to try every day to ert better. >> reporter: but covid survivor,
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kim victory, who has a scar from her battle with the virus, says her physical and cognitive functioning is impaired after 13 days on a ventilator. >> i'm afraid i couldn't pick up the information or remember it like, i did before. >> we know that this is a bomb in the making for these enrvivors. >> reporter: dr.wes ely at vanderbilt university said the effects from high-powered sedatives and extreme isolation during treatment often don't show up until after discharge. an alarming 50% of patients in an i.c.u. at least a week suffer from post-intensive care syndrome, or p.i.c.s. >> the vast majority of those patients are not normal when they leave the hospital. they are going to have some element of an ongoing brain injury and perhaps depression and p.t.s.d., and muscle and nervous disease.
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>> there are cause and effects. >> reporter: support groups are essential for p.i.c.s patients, like richard langford. >> it's like living in a virtual >>eporr: a knee operat11ars le e p.i.c.s recovering covid patients could face. >> i can't come up with the right words. i can't come up with the right thoughts. it's terrible. >> reporter: dr. ely says identifying problems early is the key to getting p.i.c.s patients the help they need. >> we have to prepare for the truth that a lot of these people won't get all the way back to where they were before. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs mws. >> garrett: there is more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." multiple police officers are onder investigation tonight for allegedly mocking a chokehold maneuver that led to the death of elijah mcclain. and later, we will remember carl reiner, a tv and movie pioneer who kept america laughing for seven decades.
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>> garrett: three police officers in aurora, colorado are on paid leave tonight as authorities investigate photos they allegedly took near the scene of a deadly encounter with a black man. here's cbs' adriana diaz. >> reporter: calls for criminal charges in the death of elijah mcclain... >> hands up, don't shoot! >> reporter: ...turned violent this weekend. then, late last night, police atnounced an additional investigation into unreleased photos taken near the site where elijah mcclain died. sources tell our denver station they show officers reenacting the hold that preceded mcclain's ceath. forensic psychologist professor apryl alexander is with black lives matter in denver. >> when we see photos like this, that trust is still broken for us.
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are we actually going to feel safe? >> i have a right to stop you because you're being suspicious. >> reporter: tensions have been high since mcclain's fatal altercation with police last august. >> relax, or we're going to have to change this situation. uation. >> repor >> reporter: he was put in a chokehold and uttered these fateful words, "i can't breathe." and officers said mcclain tried to grab one of their guns. the death of the massage therapist, who played violin, is still under investigation. adriana diaz, cbs news. >> garrett: up next, carl reiner knew this day would come. he even joked about it, but it doesn't make his obituary any easier. er. it can plunge you into deep, dark lows. and, can leave you feeling extremely sad
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>> you realize what talking movies will mean for you? >> at last! >> reporter: over the next seven loudcess after aer. laugh-out- heat hely po "tick van dyke show." >> i like you so much better without your, uhm... >> it's hair! hair! >> reporter: and played the straight man opposite lifelong friend mel brooks in the "2,000- year-old man." >> did you practice polygamy in those days? >> i never practiced it. i was perfect at it. >> and action! >> reporter: reiner spent much of his career behind the camera, and in his later years he appeared in dozens of tv shows and movies from "two and a half men" to "oceans 11". >> i saw you before you even got up this morning. morning," reiner showed he could find humor in anything, even his age. >> first thing in the morning before i have coffee, i read the obits. >> seriously? >> yes, if i'm not in it, i'll have breakfast.
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>> reporter: today, reiner's son, rob reiner tweeted, "as i write this, my heart is hurting. he was my guiding light." just three days ago carl reinert life possible by having met and marrying the gifted estelle." his beloved wife of 85 years died in 2008. in the sometimes-cruel field of comedy, he was a kind and loving man to the very end. carl reiner was 98 years old. chip reid, cbs news. >> garrett: kind and very, very funny. we'll be right back. safe drivers save 40%! safe drivers save 40%!!! that's safe drivers save 40%. it is, that's safe drivers save 40%. - he's right there. ' safe drivers do save 40%. click or call for a quote today.
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs overnight news". >> i'm kris van cleave reporting from the cbs studios in washington. thanks for staying with us this morning. after what appears to be a successful battle against the coronavirus, the eu said it will open to residents of 15 countries. people from the united states remain banned. and this chart shows why. despite falling in the rest of the world coronavirus cases in the u.s. continue to spike. holly williams has the story from athens, greece.
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greece's health minister told us the european union has decided there are simply too many new up fedexs every day in the u.s. >> we're hoping that the situation's going to be better in a few days or weeks, so this can change. >> reporter: you want to welcome people here from the united states but the up fedex rate has to come down first. >> something everybody can understand. it's logical. >> reporter: the greek authorities will do thousands of random tests every day at airports and border crossings. even far flung islands. after taking tough measures early, greece has had remarkable success in combatting the new
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coronavirus and it doesn't want to jeopardize it. around 200 people have been killed by covid-19 here in greece. but it's about 20 lives lost for ef million people, compared to the united states with about 400 lives for every million people. this doctor told us her advice on staying safe this summer is clear. >> as a health officer, i would consider that the best thepg everybody should do would be no international travel at all for this year. >> reporter: greece's capitol city athens was nailed for athena, the greek goddest of wisdom. whether the decision to open to tourists will proof the to be a wise one is something we'll only know for sure in the months to come. >> well, since you can't get into europe this summer, how about going on safari? and you don't have to leave your
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