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or elderly parent, and that's how they get to 49 cents. >> so what's the takeaway here for companies, mellody? >> i talked to two hr executives of fortunate 500 companies. they said, one, they weren't surprised by the difference. secondly, they said it puts more pressure on companies to be vigilant about things like authoring paid time off for primary and secondary care givers. by having back up child care plans for people who work for them, wellness centers to keep employees healthy as well as their families, to have reentry points for women who do step out of the work force so that they can come back in without falling way back wards. and then lastly, to be vigilant about looking at their pay equity practices each and every year. >> most importantly, mellody, what's the takeaway for women in the work force? >> women are much more likely to retire with less money than a man, and as a result, when we think about saving, we have to be vigilant.
the other thing to keep in mind is to advocate for ourselves when it comes to raises and promotions. >> all right. mellody, always good to have you on. thank you very much for your perspective tonight. we move now to this story. a chinese scientist who claimed this week that he created the world's first genetically edited babies was grilled today by his colleagues. dr. tara narula is following this story. >> this is a case i feel proud actually. i feel proud est. >> he was defiant as he faced off with the scientific community for the first time. >> i just don't see the unmet medical need -- >> was chastised by many, including nobel prize winner david baltimore. >> i don't think it has been a transparent process. we've only found out about it after it's happened. >> he said the twin girls were born after he used the technology called crisper which can edit the 3 billion pairs of the dna code.
crisper act as a scissor that can target a particular gene and then alter or replace it to prevent disease. in this case, to prevent future h.i.v. infection. his work is being widely criticized for using this technique on healthy human embryos for the first time when its safety has not been established. the two girls will carry these genes and any complications from them for the rest of their lives and could pass them down to their children and grandchildren as well. >> both of the embryos that eventually gave rise to the twins had severe problems. >> dr. kirin musunuru is an expert at the university of pennsylvania who has seen his data. >> these are not embryos that in good conscience anyone could use for the purpose of having live born children. >> jeff, what he did flies in the face of how ethical science is conducted. ethical science is done in an open collaborative way. and while there may be value for editing of genetic embryos in
the future, the fact isn't there yet. patient advocates, a much bigger community. >> the idea seems noble trying to protect people, but so many questions in this particular case. >> exactly right. >> tara, thank you. coming up next, a new nfl controversy. a player of accused of domestic violence is cut by one team and promptly picked up by another. there are so many toothpastes out there which one should i use? choose one that takes care of your gums and enamel. crest gum & enamel repair cleans below the gum line
dr. reuben foster just released by the san francisco 49ers after arrest on domestic violence charges has quickly found a new team, the washington redskins. as jim axelrod reports tonight, some are asking why. >> when the san francisco 49ers parted ways with linebacker reuben ben foster after his domestic violence arrest, the team is clear. they are zero tolerance. coach kyle shanahan. >> it's not a hard deal. someone hits a female or significant other, that's not a person who is going to be on our team. >> i can barely hear you. your boyfriend did what? >> took my phone and broke it and slapped me in my face.
>> reporter: saturday night wasn't the first time foster's girlfriend had reported him. she had called police in february, but later recanted. >> charged with domestic violence. >> reporter: this recent arrest means foster can't play or practice until his case is adjudicated. the redskins said about the allegations, if true, you can be sure they are nothing our organization would ever cone doane. jay gruden is the head coach. >> i made a mistake or two, you know, and at the end of the day, we decided to take the chance and deal with it. >> it cannot be that the only consequence is that he's let go by one team and immediately picked up by another team. >> but georgetown law professor debra epstein, a former advisor to the players union on domestic violence is asking why sign foster at all. >> the message that is being sent to players in high school, players in college, players in the professional league is that if you have real potential as an
athlete, you can engage in violence against women without serious consequence to your career. >> foster was arrested in tampa where the niners were to play the next day. now, tampa police say neither the redskins nor the nfl called for details about the case before foster was signed. >> might have been a good idea. we will see how the investigation plays out. jim, thank you. coming up here, an event with the pope is upstaged by child's play. ♪ ♪ degree motionsense™. ultimate freshness with every move. the more you move, the more it works. degree®, it won't let you down.
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an audi yents with the pope today became the audience with a 6-year-old boy. wenzel worth went up to the amusement of pope francis, tugged the sleeve of a swiss guard. he told security to let the boy play. wendell's mother explained he is unable to speak. through his joy, he preaches to all of us. the pentagon today identified three service members killed yesterday by a road side bomb in afghanistan. we told you about this last night. army green beret angela ross, sergeant first class imam. dylan was also killed. 13 american service members have been killed this year in afghanistan.
they turned out in droves, braving the bitter cold, to honor a man they never melt. >> stan would be in awe to see the outpouring of love and support. >> hundreds of strangers in military fatigue and civilian attire remembering a service in patriotism of 73-year-old army private stanley clyde stoltz. the rallying cry for stoltz began a week ago when the funeral home concerned that no one would show, posted this notice in the omaha world herald. the public is invited to the cemetery to honor a vietnam veteran with no known nina may. some siblings were were eventually located but the notice had gone viral and the public responded. >> first it came out that no immediate family was going to be there, so i thought, i'll be there. he needs to be honored.
>> stoltz was born in 1945 and grew up on a farm in iowa. >> at the expense of caring for himself. >> he served his country, but returned home to a nation that wasn't always grateful. president lincoln once made a promise. to care for him who shall have borne the battle. that promise was kept for this veteran, his sacrifice would not be forgotten. that is the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor. ♪ ♪
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. president trump says a pardon for his one-time campaign manager paul manafort is not off the table. manafort is currently jailed on charges uncovered in the russia election scandal. he pleaded guilty and was cooperating with the special counsel, hoping to get a lighter sentence. but that deal is now off the table after prosecutors allege he'd been lying to them the whole time and conducting other crimes. his lawyers have also been in constant contact with president trump's legal team. paula reid has the details. >> reporter: cbs news has learned some of the first
details about what the president told special counsel investigators. in written answers, mr. trump said that, to the best of his recollection, he did not know about wikileaks' plan to release hacked democratic e-mails during the 2016 campaign and that he did not know about the 2016 trump tower meeting attended by campaign chairman paul manafort, donald trump, jr., jared kushner, and a russian lawyer promising dirt on hillary clinton. recently the president has been attacking special counsel robert mueller on a daily basis. today he retweeted a picture of various officials behind bars, including his own deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. in an interview with the new york post, the president may have provided a life line to manafort who could spend the rest of his life behind bars. mr. trump said a pardon for manafort was never discussed, but i wouldn't take it off the table. why would i take it off the table? it's not the first time the president has expressed sympathy for his former campaign chairman. >> you know what, he happens to be a very good person.
and i think it's very sad what they've done to paul manafort. >> reporter: and in a sign manafort is angling for a pardon, his attorney has taken the unusual step of updating the president's legal team on what the special counsel is asking about. manafort has spoken to mueller's office several times since entering a plea deal in september, a deal federal investigators said this week he violated by lying. after the president's twitter attack against the special counsel today, republican senator jeff flake demanded a vote on a bill to protect the special counsel, but it was blocked. >> the white house sent the secretaries of state and defense to capitol hill, trying to head off a resolution to cut military ties to saudi arabia. at issue, the assassination of "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi as well as the ongoing war in yemen. nancy cordes has the story. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: the secretaries of state and defense tried to quell a growing senate revolt today over the administration's tepid
response to the murder of "washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi. >> it's time to send saudi arabia a message. >> the response by the administration is not in balance, and i think they know that. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence officials have determined that saudi security officials were most likely acting on orders from the crown prince mohammed bin salman when they killed and dismembered khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in turkey last month. but president trump, who views the crown prince as an ally, has been reluctant to accept the c.i.a.'s findings. >> they have nothing definitive. and the fact is maybe he did, maybe he didn't. >> reporter: senators were furious when the c.i.a. director, gina haspel, was not included in their closed door briefing. >> we were told in this briefing it was the direction of the white house she not attend. >> is it unusual she not be here? >> very unusual in a briefing of this significance. >> reporter: in her absence, the
secretary of state took a position much closer to the president's view. >> there is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the order to murder jamal khashoggi. >> reporter: a dissatisfied senate voted today to send its own message. >> the motion is agreed to. >> reporter: advancing a resolution that would end u.s. military support for saudi arabia's devastating three-year war with yemen. the senate took that step against the wishes of the white house, which says it needs to partner with saudi arabia to constrain iran. senators argued that the u.s. can do both. it can work with the crown prince and condemn him when necessary. >> texas rangers led the raid on the catholic diocese in houston looking for records and other evidence in the ongoing church sex scandal. nikki battiste has been following this story and has the very latest. >> today law enforcement seized documents from there. the records involve father manuel larosa lopez who is
charged with abusing two children. the head of the arch diocese cardinal daniel dinardo also leads the u.s. conference of bishops. nikki battiste continues her reporting on this. >> reporter: 60 armed officers executed a search warrant this morning at the arch diocese of galveston-houston. >> harris county happens to be where my investigation led me. if it led me to rome we'd be at the vatican today. >> reporter: montgomerie county district attorney brett ligon secured documents from the secret archives. >> we're treating the catholic church the same of same way we'd treat a bank that has records, same way a criminal enterprise. >> reporter: it appears to be getting underway. at least 13 state attorneys general have also launched their own state investigations. cardinal daniel dinardo heads the arch diocese of galveston-houston. what was cardinal dinardo's reaction, his demeanor when you
arrived with the search warrant? >> i know that he's probably not pleased at all, but it's not my job to please the cardinal. my job is to seek justice for victims of sexual assault. >> reporter: at least one victim of father larosa lopez went to cardinal dinardo with their allegations. it wasn't until they went to police that the priest was arrested after dinardo had promoted him. in our cbs news investigation last week, we spoke with two other victims who say dinardo continues to keep the priest in ministry. they say molested them as children. >> i'm going to a meeting. >> reporter: after three months of asking for a formal interview with cardinal dinardo we caught up with him at a conference this month and wanted to know about those two other priests. are those two names going to be on your list -- >> we're working on the list. >> --
>> reporter: ligon says he'll go wherever the evidence discovered today takes him. >> if there is something to be covered up, i'm sure i'll find it. >> reporter: in a statement today the arch diocese of galveston-houston said it will continue to cooperate with the process. they also say they have no further comment. nikki battiste, cbs news, new york. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> the numbers are in and they show that legal marijuana is a growth industry in massachusetts. the state's two small pot shops sold about 2 and a quarter million dollars worth of cannabis products in the first five days. but the steady stream of buyers is causing consternation from some neighbors. tony dokoupil is inside the store in lester, massachusetts. >> reporter: by law and custom, legal marijuana shops try to keep a low profile. here in cultivate, it's been so strong they had to put in airport-style line dividers. residents say no matter how controlled and subdued it is in here, it's been out of control outside. and they are letting public
officials hear about that at an emergency town meeting. >> outside our house 7 days a week. >> reporter: tensions were high in lester as residents fumed about how the success of the marijuana shop cultivate has turned their quiet neighborhood into a busy shopping hub. >> i can't get out of my driveway. it took me 20 minutes to get out of my driveway today alone. >> we did not anticipate the thousands of vehicle that's come here on a daily basis. >> reporter: lester police chief james hurley said customers can wait for hours in lines that sometimes wraparound the block. >> also getting cannabis tourism. there are hundreds of people who are coming out to see what's going on. and that adds pressure to the system. >> reporter: representatives of cultivate say they are working to address the concerns of the community. adding, for instance, 80 more parking spaces and extra police detail to keep traffic moving. the store served about a thousand customers on opening day. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: according to the cannabis control commission, the
friday after thanksgiving was the busiest for both locations in the state. reporting nearly $480,000 in gross sales. >> i'm not saying this is going to be a cure-all solution, but this is what a small town like lester needs. >> reporter: some residents like john came to show support for the financial benefits cultivate may offer this small town of 11,000 residents. >> it's overly successful, we don't want to punish them for that. i'm sorry, that's not the american way. >> reporter: you want to buy some? it may not be the american way. the american way may be closer to making money. there is no denying cannabis shops can bring in some cash. this is about an 8th of cannabis, an 8th of marijuana. it sells for $60. an ounce is $420. no matter what the sum, about 20% of it goes to state and local taxes. so that 2.2 million, think 20% is going to the tax bottom line. >> paradise, california, may never be the same after the state's deadliest wildfire
incinerated much of the town. the homes may be gone, but the community spirit lives on. and it's being rewarded by a good samaritan from 500 miles away. >> reporte >> reporter: smiles have been hard to come by for these students after experiencing the most devastating wildfire in california history. >> thank you so much. it means so much to everyone. >> reporter: 90-year-old real estate developer bob wilson lives near san diego. but when he heard about the hardships these students were enduring, he felt compelled to help. about 900 of the 980 young people attending paradise high school lost their homes. >> for me, high school was idealic time of my life, you might say. so i thought about these kids and i thought about my experience and i said, you know? if i can just put a smile on their face, and so i decided on the spot i would do this.
>> reporter: wilson felt the best way he could have a personal positive impact was through individual donations. he's giving $1,000 check to all 980 students and their 105 teachers and staff members. >> and the more i thought about t i thought what about the whole school, what about the teachers, the bus driver, the janitor and so forth? and so i said, i'll include the entire school. >> a lot of kids will just turn the checks over to their families for basic essential items like food and gas. >> reporter: wilson said handing out more than a million dollar is making him feel like a million bucks. >> let's face it. there's joy in giving, and especially when you do it directly. >> he doesn't even know us, but he has it in his heart to give he has it in his heart to give this money to us to help u know what turns me on? my better half, hors d oeuvres and bubbly. and when i really want to take it up a notch we use k-y yours & mine. tingling for me, warming for him.
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a new movie takes a long hard look at former colorado senator and presidential candidate gary hart. and as rita braver reports, it's not exactly how gary hart wants to be remembered. >> reporter: you have had quite an eventful life. >> oh, boy. yes, i think that may be the understatement of the day. much, much more eventful than i ever anticipated. >> reporter: and when we met up with former senator gary hart in
evergreen, colorado, just a few miles from his home -- >> 5 miles back that way in a town called kitridge. >> reporter: we talked about some of the most tumultuous events as depicted in a new film that looks back to may 1987. >> i came here to talk to you about america's future. >> reporter: when gary hart's presidential campaign was infamously derailed. >> we lose this, we can kiss the white house good-bye. >> reporter: what's it been like for you to have the focus on that at this time? >> very strange. imagine out of the blue somebody came to you and said, there's good news and bad news. we want to make a movie about you, but we want to make it about the worst week of your life. >> did i do anything immoral? i absolutely did not. >> reporter: it was the week that reporters from the miami herald, acting on a tip, staked out hart's d.c. home and saw him with a young woman donna rice. >> when i say questions about
the woman at your town house -- >> reporter: while his wife was out of town. >> the only thing i did -- >> reporter: hart is played in the movie by hugh jackman, spotted the reporters and confronted them. >> i know full well what my responsibilities are. do you know yours? >> reporter: that sunday the herald would publish a story that also reported that hart and rice had previously been together on a boat called monkey business. >> these pictures shot by vacationing businessman show a relaxed senator on famous yacht monkey business. >> reporter: both hart and rice deny a sexual relationship. but the frenzy of media coverage forced gary hart to withdraw from the race. >> i refuse to submit my family and friends and innocent people and myself to further rumors and gossip. >> i also said if we go down the path we started this week, we will get the kind of leaders we deserve. >> reporter: have we? >> yes. you can't have rules that were
applied to me applied to american politics and get people of quality. >> reporter: gary hart grew up in ottowa, kansas, graduated yale law school, and settled in colorado with his wife lee. but drawn to public service by president kennedy, he ended up managing george mcgovern's losing 1972 presidential race. hart went back to colorado, won a u.s. senate seat, and built a distinguished career. >> i don't think caution is what this country needs. >> reporter: by 1983 -- >> you need to run for president. we need new leadership. that's the phrase i heard over and over again. >> you would aggressively seek an attempt at dialogue with castro? >> i would challenge -- >> reporter: but 1984, hart lost the democratic nomination to vice-president walter mondale. >> when i hear your new ideas, i'm reminded of that ad, "where's the beef?" >> reporter: he became the front
runner in large part because of his visionary ideas. >> i saw as early as anyone else a shift of the economic base of america from manufacturing to information and technology. symbolically from detroit to silicon valley. >> reporter: you actually worried that we were heading toward a war in the persian gulf and nobody was going to diffuse the situation, especially vis-a-vis terrorism. >> or reduce our dependance on oil so it meant conservation, it meant alternative renewables, and programs such as that. >> it is a watershed election -- >> reporter: hart was considered brilliant, but a bit aloof. >> smile. [ laughter ] >> one of my problems is i can't smile and think at the same time. >> i was not a traditional politician. >> reporter: you didn't like having to be charming. >> because i found it very difficult. i wasn't born with charm the way bill clinton was. >> reporter: you essentially
thought that your private life was your private life. and that nobody had a right to look into it. >> had that been the case in america for 200 years, hadn't that been the case? who changed the rules? >> reporter: there were long-running washington rumors that hart, who went through two separations from his wife, engaged in extra marital affairs. there was a famous question a reporter asked you, if you'd ever been unfaithful in your marriage. >> he was so far out of line, i couldn't believe it. and i refused to answer the question. >> reporter: and you still do? >> and i still do, of course. it's nobody's business. look, character, which got to be the keyword, is demonstrated over a lifetime. and i'll put my life up against anybody's in terms of a sound character. that's all i can say. >> reporter: and now there's new debate over the events of may 1987. a story in the atlantic this month claims that the late
republican strategist lee at water, who had a reputation of a political trick roadster admitted he set up a trap to lure hart onto the monkey business, a set-up hart long suspected. >> nothing that happened made any sense to me thereafter, but i had no proof of anything. >> reporter: still, he acknowledges he made a big mistake. >> i should have gotten on an airplane and gone back to washington. >> reporter: you said it was a very painful time in your marriage. >> pretty obvious. >> reporter: and you and your wife have now been together 60 years. congratulations. what kept you together? >> love. >> reporter: do you find that lots of people recognize you still? >> well, depends on where you are. >> reporter: hart and his wife returned to colorado. their two adult children live here, too, but he was not in
hiding. over the past 30 years, gary hart has built an impressive resume. legal work, consulting, teaching, writing, and diplomacy with expertise in terrorism. he even got a ph.d. in political thought from oxford. >> i tried to be active in public service, which is the reason i got into politics in the first place. >> reporter: the story of gary turning point. considered a the moment when the press started examining the private lives as well as the political ideas of candidates. >> we are all going to have to seriously question the system for selecting our national leaders that reduces the press of this nation to hunters and presidential candidates to being hunted. >> reporter: still, it is not lost on hart that both bill clinton and donald trump were elected after allegations of affairs. >> i think all the rules have changed. donald trump can have a fan base of 30 to 40% despite everything
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by now you've probably seen the video of the florida man who went hang gliding in switzerland only to end up literally hanging on for dear life. well, chris gursky said he'd like to get back in the sky and, believe it or not, he would do it again with the same instructor that almost dropped him. manuel bojorquez has that story. >> reporter: we are next to a glider here at wallaby ranch to show you some important parts. you have the harness, ca rabin er or the strap. chris gursky was wearing a harness during his flight in switzerland last month, but the pilot forgot the all important step of clipping it onto the glider itself. >> 3, 2, 1, go. run, run, run, run.
>> reporter: chris gursky had never been hang gliding before, but that didn't keep him from quickly realizing this ride could easily be his last. >> i was trying to figure out wat was going on. and then shortly after that it was, oh, we've got a problem here. >> reporter: a big problem. >> reporter: gursky's pilot failed to strap him in leaving the auto parts manager from florida leaving him to glide as they sailed above the landscape for 2 minutes 14 seconds. >> i saw the scenery, the tree tops changing colors and farm houses. i thought to myself, that is beautiful. i'm going to fall to my death here. >> reporter: you thought that was it. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the pilot tried to land seconds after take off, but struggled to get the glider down. instead, they climbed even higher. at one point the pilot grabbed gursky's hand to keep it from slipping off a bar. to be clear here, it's not just trying to hold your own weight on that pole there.
you're dealing with the wind and the speed of that. >> oh, yeah. i probably had five seconds left in me. >> reporter: when gursky felt it was finally safe to let go, he hit the ground at what he estimates was 45 miles an hour. he broke his wrist in the fall and had a torn tendon in his arm. do you fault the pilot at all? >> i do and i don't. he was actually a great guy. i felt really bad for him. >> reporter: gursky's wife who took off before him was unaware of what happened until they reunited. do you regret doing it at all ? >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> we were doing what we wanted to do. we're living our lives. we wanted to go ha gliding and that's what we were there to do. >> reporter: switzerland civil aviation authorities investigating and will question the pilot. chris gursky said he'd fly again, even with the same pilot. in the meantime, the folks here have offered to take him up, this time securely. >> better him that be me. well, that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you, the news
continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and, of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jericka duncan. it's thursday, november 29, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." tensions are high in argentina as world leaders arrive for the g-20 summit. president trump is heading there today. and saudi arabia faces new pressure over the war in yemen amid continued fallout in the murder of jamal khashoggi. president trump may be dropping hints that paul manafort may get a presidential pardon. also, what the president told investigators in the russia probe.
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