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here in the u.s. with the deadly virus. rescued from an inferno-- a truck loaded with jet fuel slams into a guardrail, exploding on a busy interstate. tonight, the daring move by strangers to save the driver. from the back of a flames spew from the back of a plane as it slams into the runway at daytona beach, shutting down the wirport. the late details tonight. urgent recall-- nearly six million water bottles pulled from the shelves. the hazard that could put your child at risk. child at risk. stroke of inspiration: how an artist is using her unique talent to tell the story of the person who inspired her. and fertility breakthrough: a new innovation that could help women with cancer have children even after treatment. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell reporting from the nation's capital. thank and th breaking news becu.
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igce cmunity believesat it agai, tr t year presidentiacampaign. sources say the official responsible for overseeing election security told members of congress in a top-secret briefing that russia is actively iorking to get president trump re-elected. now, the new intelligence is bound to open old wounds less than a year after robert mueller finished his investigation of russian meddling in the 2016 election. major garrett has the new reporting tonight. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news president trump was furious when he found out about the classified briefing on russian election interference. he was not informed the house briefing would take place, and according to one senior administration official, "blew his stack and repeatedly used an expletive." the briefing to the house intelligence committee took place on february 13. the director of national intelligence's top staffer on election security, shelby
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pearson, told lawmakers russia is working to help president trump get re-elected. however, sources say there was intense bipartisan push-back on her assertions and questions about the strength of the evidence. the intelligence community concluded in 2016 that russia had meddled in the presidential election to candidate trump's benefit, and it has been on guard about renewed efforts this year. >> we certainly are seeing and have never stopped seeing, really, since 2016, efforts to engage and malign foreign influence by the russians. >> reporter: there are also reports tonight the president berated his acting d.n.i., joseph maguire just yesterday prsident trump announced he was naming his ambassador to germany richard grenell as the new acting director of the national intelligence agency. it is unclear, norah, if this move is related to the president a anger. about this intelligence assessment and assertion.
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>> o'donnell: all right, major, thank you. the other big news tonight, roger stone, the longtime adviser to president trump, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison. a federal judge called stone's lies to congress a threat to democracy. but late today, the president hinted at a pardon, saying stone's conviction on seven felony counts isn't fair. we have two reports. weijia jiang is at the white house, but let's go first to jeff pegues at the federal courthouse in washington, jeff. >> reporter: norah, that sentencing was really extraordinary. during the two-and-a-half-hour hearing the judge repeatedly scolded roger stone for witness tampering and lying to congress. always ready for the cameras, roger stone smiled as he left court today, but inside, he was silent and emotionless as judge amy berman jackson handed down the 40-month sentence. jackson, who had been pressured by the president on twitter to go e stone, said the longtimengrir thesident.">>itic
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contact sport. r stone tus las ar he liked being kn oe ol operatives in america and the first to convince trump he could win the presidency. >> i actually have communicated with assange. >> reporter: but the candidate fired stone in 2015, and his alleged involvement with wikileaks founder julian assange, who'd obtained stolen lenocratic party emails, got him wrapped up in the mueller investigation... >> lock him up! >> reporter: ...and led to his atentual downfall. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. >> reporter: i'm weijia jiang at the white house. president trump told an audience of ex-convicts in colorado they would understand better than anyone that roger stone deserves a second chance. >> and i'm following this very closely, and i want to see it play out to its fullest, because roger has a very good chance of exoneration, in my opinion. >> reporter: the president stopped short of granting a
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pardon to his longtime adviser who has reportedly told friends he would like one. senator lindsey graham, one of mr. trump's fiercest allies, said the president has all the legal authority in the world to ieview this case in terms of commuting the sentence or pardoning mr. stone. just two days another president trump granted 11 people the clemency that would set stone free. >> at some point, i'll make a determination. but roger stone and everybody has to be treated fairly. and this has not been a fair process. >> reporter: house democrat adam schiff, who led the effort to impeach president trump, said e committed crimested crimes linked linked to the russia investigation to protect the president, and that pardoning stone would be a "breathtaking act of corruption." norah. >> o'donnell: all right, weijia, thank you. mike bloomberg is fighting back after a rough outing in last night's democratic debate. rivals took turns bashing him over his record as a mayor and businessman.
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today, bloomberg said all the infighting leaves only one real wnner-- president trump. ed o'keefe is on the campaign trail in las vegas. >> how did you do last night, mr. mayor? >> fine, thank you. >> reporter: after a bruising debate night, mike bloomberg flew to the super tuesday said to regain his footing. attackinglet democratic frontrunner senator bernie sanders. >> i worry we may very well be on the way to nominating somebody who cannot win in november. >> reporter: the sanders team tells us the debate didn't change the state of the race, as bloomberg's campaign and other moderates warned time is running out to keep him from racking up so many delegation that he can't be beat. >> this election is too important, the stakes are too high, and we cannot afford to get it wrong. >> reporter: but some fellow democrats don't think bloomberg is the right guy, either, especially after a debate where he had to defend his wealth and business practices. >> we have a very few
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nondisclosure agreements? >> how many is that? >> let me finish. >> how many is that? >> none of them accuse me of told.anything other than maybe >> reporter: sen they didn't like a joke i told. >> reporter: senator elizabeth warren spent much of last night on the attack and was back at it again today. >> of all the people standing on that stage, he is the riskiest one for the democrats. >> reporter: the infighting comes as polls from some key swing states find all of the democrats on state last night would defeat president trump in michigan and pennsylvania. but the president would beat all of them in wisconsin. for his part, mr. trump seems focused on bloomberg, making him the top target of his twitter feed. >> o'donnell: and ed joins us now from las vegas. and, ed, what are you hearing from the bloomberg campaign about that performance last night? >> reporter: well, even some admbers of his team admit, norah, that he took some hits last night, and he's not going to be seen in public again until next tuesday's debate, spending the next few days on rehearsal. meanwhile, two other notable things: from sanders and warren, their campaigns say they both had a huge fund-raising night, raising seven figures in the
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hours after the debate. norah. >> o'donnell: all right, ed, thank you. and there's a lot more for the candidates to debate, so a reminder, gayle king and i will be in charleston, south carolina, moderating that next presidential democratic debate. as i mentioned, that's tuesday night beginning at 8:00 eastern, right here on cbs right here on cbs. fears about the economic impact of coronavirus shook wall street ,oday. the dow, nasdaq, and s&p-500 all posted losses for the day. more than 2,200 people have died from the virus, mostly in china, home to the weird second-largest economy. those are new numbers tonight. >> rep carter evans now with an update on a new group of americans just out of quarantine. >> reporter: the latest american evacuees released from federal quarantine were bussed to airports in california... >> we're good to go so i'm just excited to go back to work. >> reporter: ...and nebraska. >> and the really, really important thing to know is these theicommunities. >> reporter: but many more are
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still in quarantine or a biocontainment unit for those who have the virus. here's a look inside the nebraska facility where 13 people are being treated. it was previously used for ebola patients. >> we left from tokyo. >> reporter: jerri larson jorgensen is infected and in medical isolation in japan. she was a passenger on the "diamond princess" and just found out her saga will continue, even after she's virus-free. >> when i get out of the hospital, i will start the 14- day quarantine all over again. >> reporter: as the rest of the passengers are released from quarantine on the ship, we're learning about the first deaths from the crews-- a man and a woman in their 80s died in the hospital. and today in china, heartbreaking video showing th wife of a hospital medical director in wuhan who died from the virus chasing the hearse with her husband's body. pele who either have the virus or have symptoms are being treated in area hospitals, and
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tonight, a medical center in spokane, washington, confirms it's now treating four evacuees from travis air force base, just outside san francisco. frah. >> o'donnell: new developments on this story, carter. thank you. there was thank you. there was a daring rescue today hway withiana highway with flames all flames all around them. good samaritans pulled a driver out of his truck after it flipped and caught fire. adriana diaz has all the details. >> oh! >> reporter: as flames and black smoke engulfed the interstate on the east side of indianapolis, fire crews raced to the scene. >> reporter: the tanker, carrying an estimated 4,000 gallons of jet fuel, overturned just before 2:00 p.m. when the the overexpas hit theerpass hit the guardrail, forcing the tanker to flip over, split open, and explode.
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>> once that tanker opened up and caught fire the fuel actually traveled back on both >> reporter: three good samaritans ran toward the wall of fire and rescued the driver before the exp >> without question, those good samaritans saved this driver's life. >> reporter: alive, but in critical condition with serious burns. the fire is out, but the wreckage remains. gdriana diaz, cbs news. >> o'donnell: tonight, german chancellor angela merkel blaming what she calls the poison of racism for a deadly terror ntack near frankfurt. the gunman killed nine strangers, mostly immigrants, last night, before killing his mother and himself. investigators say he posted a video filled with investigators say he posted a video filled with conspiracy theories and left a manifesto calling for the purification of ght, we want to tell you about tonight, we want to tell you about some new hope for cancer patients who wish to have a baby. a 34-year-old cancer survivor has become the first to give birth through a rare type of fertility treatment. meg oliver has more on what's
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being called a breakthrough in reproductive science. >> you could see, like on my neck ... >> reporter: last year, days before her 23rd birthday roshni kamta was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. >> i just couldn't believe that it was happening. >> reporter: does breast cancer run in your family? >> no. >> reporter: i addition cot cancer shock. >> i justed more time to think. >> reporter: it's a conversation going beyond doctors' offices and into prime-time story lines. >> i've always imagined that one day i would be a mom. >> reporter: this week a french doctor announced they skipped a step, using a technique called in vitro maturation, or i.v.m. a baby was born through i.v.m. and egg freezing to a mother left infertile from cancer. >> i think this is very exciting news, this report. whatever we can do to make
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things simpler for our patients. >> reporter: compared to i.v.m., the standard technique of removing mature eggs has had a much higher success rate. i.v.m. doesn't require hormone immature eggs and let them mature in a lag lab before freezing them. they can be implanted years later. would that have been a good option to be able to consider? >> yeah, that would have been awesome to do because, like, i didn't even know if i was doing the shots right. >> reporter: there are only a handful of clinics in the world offering i.v.m., which is still considered experimental. ng oliver, cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: tonight a paraglider is safe and sound after getting tangled up in live wires north of sacramento, california. jonathan vigliotti now on the delicate and lengthy effort to get him out. >> reporter: this is the last spot a paraglider wants to land- - dangling face-down 30 feet above the ground, trapped in high-voltage transmission lines. rescuers had to take extreme
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arecaution. >> the difficulty was making sure the lines were de-energized to make sure that our firefighters were safe. >> reporter: turning off the electricity and plunging more than 6,000 residents into darkness, then the delicate challenge-- safely extracting the man from his broken wings. down below, a growing crowd growing concerned. >> oh, my god! there's a paraglider stuck in the power lines over here. >> i think we're all just rooting for him to get down safely. >> reporter: the unidentified paraglider was on a training night in northern california when a wrong turn in the sky led to this tangled mess. three excruciating hours later, y was finally lowered into a rescue bucket, still looking a bit air sick. once on the ground... ( applause ) >> reporter: ...a thumbs-up from a man grateful to get down. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, los angeles. >> o'donnell: terrific first stsponders. there is still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." millions of children's water
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> i'm don dahler. we've got a lot more to tell you about this morning, starting with the 9-year-old civil war in syria. turkish forces have joined syrian rebels battling the assad regime and its russian allies along the turkey/syria border. the fighting is so intense that turkey's defense minister said he may have to ask for u.s. patriot missiles to y againsian warplanes. meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of civilians are stuck in the middle. some have managed to escape to jordan. michelle miller paid a visit to one refugee camp. >> reporter: this is market street here, and it's a bustling, bustling urban center,
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so to speak. >> absolutely. you can get pretty much anything you need that you would find in amman or other cities nearby. >> reporter: but this isn't your average city in the middle east. it's a center of commerce in one of the world's largest refugee camps. the zatry camp in jordan, hope to nearly 80,000 syrians displaced by civil war. >> none of us should ever be okay with calling this normal, but it's become an accepted reality for a lot of people. >> reporter: mike nickenchuck has been doing humanitarian work since 2012. this started as a small collection of tents, but has turned into something more permanent. >> i saw that journey of what started out as shock of adjusting to this place, of leaving home, of losing friends, losing family, losing the very sense of identity that was once sacred. >> reporter: that loss would be difficult for anyone. but perhaps hardest for those with invisible wounds. >> nuclear weapons, chemical
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weapons, barrel bombs, we've innovated in ways to stress people out to traumatize people. and in the same way we have to innovate by understanding science and how we can hack those systems that we already have to heal. >> reporter: nickenchuck isn't just an aid worker. he is also a brain scientist. >> i thank everyone for coming. >> reporter: he works for beyond conflict, a nonprofit that combines behavioral science and humanitarian work. to do that here, nickenchuck created a self-help tool called the field guide for barefoot psychologists. through the story about two displaced syrian siblings, the guide simplifies brain science and teaches readers coping skills to recover from trauma. >> so there are emotional, mental processes that have a physical impact on your body? >> absolutely. >> that can be addressed? >> absolutely. >> through simple exercises? >> something very simple, using your breath. putting pressure to certain


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