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fantastic. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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how are you filing right now as a new mother? >> i feel so happy. i'm so in love with him. >> reporter: hugo was born almost three weeks ago with a small head characteristic of microcephaly, and facans uncertain future in terms of his development. >> for right now, he's doing okay. but maybe, like, in four, three years, we don't know. >> reporter: dr. john visintine is morado's doctor at driscoll children's hospital. >> it shows the brain small, underdeveloped. >> reporter: one other baby born last month also has microcephaly. seven babies appear normal, and nine pregnancies are ongoing. >> i don't know what to tell patients that live here in brownsville that want to have a family. what do you tell those moms? and they're definitely at risk of having babies that potentially could be damaged. >> reporter: those people behind me are crossing over from mexico over there to the united states over here.
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and forth between mexico and the u.s. every day, it's hard ton when somebody tests positive for zika exactly where they picked it up. the virus can be spread both by mosquito bites and sex. with no vaccine available, health officials are focusing on prevention through mosquito control and patient education because once a pregnant woman is infected, there is no treatment protect the baby. >> in the meantime, we'll keep watching and screening. >> reporter: watching and screening and feeling... >> helpless. >> reporter: scott, with warmer weather comes mosquito breeding season, and a big question is whether the virus will now spread more lied widely to mosquitos along the gulf coast. a vaccine is not expected to be ready until next year at the earliest. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook on a story we're following. jon, thank you. we have breaking news at this hour, a judge has issued a murder warrant for a suburban dallas police officer who fatally shot and
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teenager last weekend. roy oliver air, six-year veteran of the police force was terminated on wednesday for violating department policy. he fired his weapon into a car of teenagers leaving a party, killing 15-year-old jordan edward. one day after house republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace obamacare, republicans in the senate said they're writing their own bill from scratch. nancy cordes tells us the house bill would have profound impacts on americans who get their health care through medicaid. >> i'm going to file your neck. >> reporter: dr. gwen graddy runs a program called pace, providing comprehensive care for 600 elderly patients in detroit. like nearly 70 million americans, they all rely on medicaid. without it... >> a number of these people prematurely would end up in nursing homes. or, number two, these people would end up in emergency rooms getting their primary care,
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ultimately, end up in hospitals receiving care. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the g.o.p. plan that passed house yesterday would, for the first time, place caps on federal medicaid funding to states starting in 2020. the bill would halt federal payments for obamacare's expansion of medicaid to people living just above the poverty line. the 32 states that participated in that expansion would now have to either fund that coverage themselves, cut benefits, or cut enroll am. michigan is one of those states. >> and we're talking about the elderly. we're talking about children. we're talking about disabled. we're talking about mental illness-- any individual that would be eligible for the benefits that will come out of a medicaid program will be limited in what's available for them. >> reporter: all told, the g.o.p. bill would cut an estimated $900 billion from medicaid over the next 10 years, reducing medicaid's ranks by 14 million people. many republicans, like
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there's no choice. >> we do not have enough for medicare. we do not have enough for social security, we do not have enough for medicaid. >> reporter: house houserepublicans say their medicaid reforms would give states more flexibility. but many republican governors oppose the cuts. one even called them "devastating." and, scott, they are urging the senate to now make some serious changes to that bill. >> pelley: our chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes, nancy, thank you. well, today, prosecutors in maryland said they are dropping rape charges against two teenagers, illegal immigrants, in a case that the white house used to promote the president's deportation policy. chip reid has more on this. >.>> it's horrendous and horribe and disgusting what this young woman in rockville went through. >> reporter: that's white house spokesman sean spicer in march he was commenting on a case at rockville high school in maryland just outside washington in which two recent immigrants from central a
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18, were charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom. >> part of the reason that the president has made illegal immigration and crackdown such a big deal is because of tragedies like this. immigration pays its toll our people. it's done-- if it's not done legally. >> reporter: his remarks drew national attention to the case and contributed to a firestorm of anti-immigrant criticism. but the teenagers' lawyers said the sesks consensual, and was even planned in advance with the young girl. today, states attorney john mccarthy announced the charges were being dropped. >> we have concluded that the facts in this case do not support the original charges filed in this matter. >> reporter: maria mena is the lawyer for the 17-year-old. >> this case blew up because they immediately assumed they were immigrants, and as a result they, immediately assumed they were rapists. >> reporter: deputy press secretary sarah sanders, filling in today for spicer, was asked if white house rhetoric about immigration is era
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against immigrants. >> not at all. the president has been incredibly outspoken against crime in any form, fashion. >> reporter: both teens are still in custody, scott, and they could be facing lengthy deportation proceedings. >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight. chip, thank you. to the economy now, hiring picked up in april. government said today 211,000 jobs were created. that's more than twice as many as the month before. the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.4%, and that is the lowest rate in 10 years. wages were also up 2.5% from a year ago. president trump, who is donating his $400,000 salary to charity is working this weekend from home, his summer home at his new jersey golf club. taxpayers are picking up the tab
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course. here's margaret brennan. >> we're very small town with a small budget. >> reporter: bedminster mayor steven parker serveaise town of 8,200 residents, including the profit united states. >> he's been a good member of the community by and large, and the second highest property taxpayer in the town. >> reporter: but since the election, donald trump's visits are taxpayer funded. this morning, president trump tweeted he was staying in bedminster to avoid "a big disruption in new york city." he said it, "also saves the country money." the new jersey golf club is cheaper to secure than the president's new york penthouse. the police department estimates that would cost more than $300,000 per day when mr. trump is there. that's double the $146,000 the n.y.p.d. is already paying to protect the first lady and their son, barron. last month, mr. trump told fox that's why he'll summer in new jersey. >> that costs almost nothing because it's hundreds of acres anec
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to close up streets, et cetera, et cetera. >> reporter: but bedminster is still paying a price. mayor parker sent congress a letter asking for an estimated $300,000 to cover the president's upcoming visits. that does not include the price tag for surrounding towns or the state of new jersey. in florida, mr. trump's mar-a-lago visits left the sheriff of palm beach way $4.5 million bill. deputy white house spokesperson sarah sanders: >> the bottom line is the president is the president no matter where he goes, and he doesn't get to control the level of costs and security that make may come along with that. >> reporter: mr. trump has not yet visited the taxpayer-funded presidential retreat at camp david. scott, congress has agreed to budget an additional $60 million to reimburse localities for costs associated with his getaways. >> pelley: margaret brennan traveling with the president. president trump's second nominee for army secretary withdrew from consideration today.
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surgeon, faced growing opposition. he once likened being transgender to a disease. green said, "tragically, my life of public service and my christian beliefs have been mischaracterized by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain." the president's first nominee, vincent viol awithdrew because his businesses posed a conflict of interest. today, the pentagon said that a u.s. navy seal was killed and two other americans were wounded during a raid in somalia. it is the first u.s. combat death there since the black hawk down battle in 1993. the seals were assaulting the headquarters of the leader of al-shabaab, an islamic terror group. 200 to 300 u.s. special operations forces are in somalia, a mostly lawless country. in iraq and syria isis is losing ground to forces backed by
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united states, and now hundreds of young women who went to marry isis fighters are desperate to go home to europe. holly williams offers us a rare look at their perilous journey. >> reporter: sarah is a french citizen who traveled to syria when she was just 18. married an isis fighter, and had a baby. three years later, though, sarah's had second thoughts. her husband was killed. she's run away from the extremists, and she wants to take her baby back to france. "i want to forget everything here and get my life back," she said. "i want to start again and protect my daughter." she's one of hundreds of young european women who joined isis, some of them just teenagers, easily lured to syria with false promises of a romantic life in the so-called islamic state. along with other foreign
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were given shelter by a moderate rebel group in northern syria, but one of their leaders, mohammed adeeb, told us it's difficult to persuade foreign governments to accept the defectors back. do you try to contact their governments and send them home? "we've tried to communicate with several governments," he told us, "but we either get no answer or nothing positive." in paris, moumenah al-hariri is a negotiator hired by sarah's family to try to bring her home. "all the women i help know they have to go to prison once they're back, "she told us, "including sarah." moumenah says she only helps women and children. negotiating with european governments, and using her contacts in syria. are these women and children a threat? "if we leave them in syria, that's when they become a
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"they're widows, so their children can be taken from them at any moment, brainwashed, radicalized, and turned into human bombs. the children have a right to a second chance." the syrian rebels who gave protection to sarah when she fled isis told us they've also been sheltering more than 20 other defectors, scott, all of them from western countries. >> pelley: holly williams in istanbul tonight. coming up next on the cbs evening news, a charity with a catchy jingle captures the attention of an attorney general. and later, steve hartman with some school kids who are kickin bot.
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when they thought they should westart saving for retirement.le then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. >> pelley: the continual of minnesota is asking questions about kars4kids, one of the largest vehicle donation charities in the country ♪ 1-877-kars-4-kids >>
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jingle is one of america's best known, and a frequent target for confused late-night comics. >> shut up! shut up! what is this charity. >> donate online. >> reporter: but there are new questions about who exactly donors' money helps. minnesota attorney general lori swanson alleges twen 2012 and 2014 kars4kids raised $87 million. but only 44% went to charity problems. oorah is an orthodox jewish organization not mentioned in the jingle. the goal is to give jewish families and their children a chance to connect with their rich heritage and it primarily operates in new york ask new jersey. attorney general swanson says the mission of kars4kids isn't clear. >> i think it's important when people donate to a charity tathey have information in terms of where their money is going. >> reporter: minne
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pennsylvania and oregon, pushing for more transparency in how kars4kids spends money. daniel borochoff is from charity watch. >> my main concern about kars4kids is people don't know what's lael happening with this charity. that's fine if people want to raise money for orthodox jews, but they need to be clear and state that's what the purpose, that's what the point is. >> reporter: kars4kids issued a statement: >> reporter: in 2015, kars4kids told tablet magazine is does not mention oorah in want ad because there isn't time. minnesota's attorney general said she has turned her findings over to i.r.s. which has the pure to revoke kars4kids's charity status. >> pelley: tony dokoupir
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>> pelley: we end tonight with plied and prejudice, and how one overcame the other. steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: when pleasant run elementary in indianapolis decided to launch a competitive robotics team last fall, coach lisa hopper said she should one goal and one goal only-- to avoid humiliation. was that really your goal, not to embarrass yourself? >> that was my goal. >> reporter: that was it? >> i said i hope we don't embarrass ourselves. and if that happens, i'll be a happy coach. >> reporter: the school is in a high-poverty neighborhood, so the kids don't have many resources. and her fourth grade team didn't know the first
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robotics. pleasant run pantherbot began studying and then designed a robot that could complete the assigned task. in the beginning there were a few success scgz a lot of failures although the kids say the biggest disappointment had nothing to do with their robot. at one of their first matches an adult in the crowd heckled a hispanic teammate and told him to go back to mexico. >> i don't know why they did that. >> that was actually kind of hurtful for them to say that. >> reporter: the incident was demoralizing, but far from debilitating. in fact, it only made the kids work harder and stay after school later. >> it's motivating. >> i was so bad because it happened, but i was actually kind of glad glarkd because we beat their butts. >> reporter: that's a poetic way of saying they channeled that insult into a victory at the city tournament. they went on to win at state, too. and just last week, competeed in the world championships in louisville, kentucky. >> the
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indianapolis, indiana, make some noise! 3-2-1, go! >> reporter: they didn't win it all, but they made it to the final round, hardly the humiliation their coach had feared. >> they started with nothing, and, you know, created something fantastic. >> reporter: the kids are all now talking about technical careers. some day they may build incredible robots. but for now, their greatest contribution remains purely human. >> all of our team, everybody in america is-- has got to be mixed. it's a melting pot. >> reporter: steve hartman on the road in indianapolis, indiana. >> 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.
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i'm here to represent the entire community. >> another threat at american university. another prom test today as white supreme cyst targets a -- supremacist targets a black president at the university. >> i didn't want to live. there were times if in the car when i wanted to kill myself. >> are you battling with an opioid addiction? where you can go for help right now. we will start with more racist threats at american university. this is social media video of the demonstration late today. it came after it was


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