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>> that's the best way to deal with it. >> no kidding. if you can get t and ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, history on the nation's highest court. judge ketanji brown jackson will officially be known as justice jackson, making her the first black woman on the supreme court. >> on this vote, the yays are 53, the nays are 47, and this nomination is confirmed. >> o'donnell: a teary-eyed vice president, and the standing ovation from the democrats for the groundbreaking justice-to-be. tonight, the pictures from inside the white house, as the president fulfilled a campaign promise. fake federal agents. the shocking deception, as the f.b.i. swarms a luxury d.c. apartment building and arrests two men. were they trying to infiltrate dr. jill biden's secret service detail? tonight, the cbs news reporting about a possible link to iranian
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and pakistani intelligence. trail of death and destruction. we visit a ukrainian town where president zelenskyy says the situation is even worse than what we saw in bucha. mass shooting in israel. what we're learning about the attack that left at least two dead and eight wounded. white house covid scare. speaker nancy pelosi tests positive, one day after appearing this close to president biden. "eye on america": covid's toll on america's mental health among young people. and, tiger woods' big return. the golf superstar tees it up in round one at the masters. we'll tell you how he did. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening to our viewers in the west and thank you for joining us on this thursday night. we are going to begin here in our nation's capital,
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because today we had a front-row seat to something that has never happened in our nation's history. something that will no doubt change the lives of many americans for decades to come. today, the u.s. senate voted to confirm judge ketanji brown jackson for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court. for its 233-year history, the supreme court has weighed in on the most important issues in america that affect our everyday lives. but the court has not represented the diversity of the american people. president biden promised to change that, and six weeks ago, he nominated judge jackson, in one of the most consequential decisions a president can make. three republican senators broke with their party to vote for jackson: mitt romney of utah. susan collins of maine. and lisa murkowski of alaska. well, there are a number of other important firsts. it will be the first time two black justices are on the supreme court at the same time, and the first time there will be four female justices. cbs' jan crawford is on capitol hill. good evening, jan. >> reporter: well, good evening, norah. you know, judge jackson's
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confirmation was contentious, but it was never really in doubt, and now with today's vote, she'll take her place in history. >> the yays are 53, the nays are 47. >> reporter: with vice president kamala harris presiding, judge ketanji brown jackson made history. ( applause ) the 51-year-old, who wrote in her high school year book she "hoped to be a judge," will be the supreme court's first black woman justice, fulfilling a campaign promise by president biden. he watched the vote in the white house with jackson, and senate democrats celebrated. >> we are beginning to write another chapter in our nation's quest for equal justice under the law. and that chapter begins with three letters: k.b.j. >> reporter: the vote was bipartisan-- barely. as republicans left the chamber, one of them, senator mitt romney, stood alone. he and two other moderate republicans-- saying jackson is qualified and the
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confirmation process broken-- joined all 50 members of the democratic caucus in voting yes. jackson's qualifications are out of supreme court's central casting: top ivy league and legal credentials; nearly a decade of experience as a federal judge. >> i stand on the shoulders of so many who have come before me. >> reporter: her confirmation hearings often were heated. > no, senator, i didn't say "versus." >> that's exactly what you said! >> reporter: republicans say she's soft on crime, and extremist. >> based on her record, i believe she will prove to be the furthest left of any justice to have ever served on the supreme court. stephen breyer, jackson won't change the balance of the current, solidly conservative court. but as the first black woman, her perspective and experience could have influence, and her voice already is being heard. now, for now, she's still judge jackson. she won't become "justice" until justice breyer steps down at the
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end of the term, which probably will be in late june or early july, and at that point, she'll officially be sworn in and get to work. norah. >> o'donnell: quite a day. jan crawford, thank you. well, now to a story that sounds like it's out of a spy novel, but it's not fiction, and it has potential national security implications. federal authorities have charged two men with impersonating federal law enforcement agents and using financial favors to get close to members of the secret service, including the first lady's security detail. and we've learned that authorities are investigating whether the suspects have ties to foreign intelligence. here's cbs' catherine herridge. >> reporter: these images capture the moment both suspects were arrested. for more than two years, court records allege arian taherzadeh and haider ali posed as homeland security agents, as part of a sophisticated scheme to ingratiate themselves with members of federal law enforcement and the defense community, even offering to buy a $2,000 assault rifle for
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a secret service agent assigned to the first lady's protective detail. while the white house spokeswoman declined to comment... >> i point you to the secret service. >> reporter: ...prosecutors told a federal judge today the men are a flight risk, citing travel to iran and possible links to pakistani intelligence, based on evidence recovered wednesday by the f.b.i. from the suspects' luxury washington, d.c., apartments, including ballistic vests, gas masks, hand-held radios, and a drone similar to those used by swat teams. the documents say taherzadeh had gained access to the security system for the entire apartment complex, and one witness told investigators, taherzadeh said he had a list of every federal agent who lived there. the suspects' alleged gifts to agents included rent-free apartments, a cost of more than $40,000 each; as well as iphones and a flat screen tv. >> this is a very serious case. >> reporter: tom o'connor is a retired f.b.i. special agent.
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they've got a lot of money. what does that tell you? >> that makes these persons much more a target for being part of a foreign intelligence organization and not just a couple of yahoos that are trying to become friends with law enforcement. >> reporter: the secret service says all personnel involved in this matter are on administrative leave. prosecutors emphasize that one of the suspects had been to iran right before the alleged scheme started, and the government is considering bringing conspiracy charges against the men. the judge agreed to hold them pending a detention hearing on friday, norah. >> o'donnell: i cannot get enough details of this story. thank you, catherine. >> reporter: you're welcome. >> o'donnell: all right, today the u.n. general assembly voted to suspend russia from the organization's leading human rights body over allegations of atrocities in ukraine. those horrific images of civilians killed in bucha prompted widespread outrage. but tonight, ukraine's president zelenskyy said the situation in a neighboring town is even worse. cbs' holly williams traveled to that town today.
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>> reporter: the russians have left the shattered town of borodyanka. now, ukrainians are picking through the rubble and counting their losses. investigators say they found 26 bodies today. vadim shandrekno is looking for the remains of his friend, volodymyr, who was at home inside this apartment building when it was hit by russian air strikes. vadim told us the russian soldiers wouldn't let him search. you think his, volodymyr's body is buried here? >> yes, yes, i wait and maybe i can see him. >> reporter: you can see his body. >> yes, his body. >> reporter: the russians also blew up this bridge as they retreated, locals told us. the ukrainians, as usual, are keeping calm and carrying on. in the nearby village of termakhivka, they told us the russian soldiers looted everything from clothing and silverware to refrigerators and washing machines. the head of the village, mykola oleksienko, showed us
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their clinic... it's hypodermic needles, medication. ...which he said the russians raided, leaving it wrecked. so it sounds like they came here hoping to treat themselves for their injuries. russia's invasion of ukraine appears not just brutal, but incompetent and unprofessional. termvkroun30 miles from t c where russiaoops have also pulled out. but ukraine says the russians dug these trenches in one of the most contaminated parts of the exclusion zone, exposing themselves to significant doses of radiation. the kremlin spokesman admitted today that russia has lost a significant number of troops in ukraine, calling it a "huge tragedy." but he didn't say how many have been killed. norah. >> o'donnell: holly williams, thank you. let's turn now to israel, where at least two people were killed and eight wounded following a mass shooting that police are calling a terrorist attack in downtown tel aviv.
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the shooting took place in an area packed with restaurants. it is the fourth gunman attack in israel in the last two weeks. all right, covid cases across the country are dropping, but that's not the case here in the nation's capital, where a surge of infections are getting dangerously close to the president of the united states. cbs' weijia jiang is at the white house with more. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi's positive covid test today came less than 24 hours after she was standing next to president biden for a bill signing. that interaction followed this one on tuesday, when the 82- year-old kissed the president. white house press secretary jen psaki insisted they are not considered close contacts by the c.d.c. >> their definition of it is 15 minutes of close-- of contact within a set period of time, and within six feet. it did not meet that bar. >> reporter: pelosi, who is quarantining with no symptoms, is the latest in a growing number of people close to mr. biden who have contracted
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the coronavirus in recent days, including his sister, valerie biden owens; attorney general merrick garland; and commerce secretary gina raimondo, all of whom attended the same washington dinner on saturday night. vice president harris' communications director also tested positive after going, adding to a mounting list of west wing staffers. president biden received his second booster shot last week, and last night tested negative for covid. the highly contagious ba.2 subvariant is sweeping the by 31%.ek; hospi.sein. spiked b experts say the good news is, many people are protected. >> we can expect more cases out there, but the vaccines are designed to keep us out of the hospital, and they're working. >> reporter: tomorrow, a large crowd is expected to attend an
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outdoor celebration for judge ketanji brown jackson here at the white house. despite the spike in cases around the president, there are no plans to beef up mitigation measures, so those who will be close to him will be tested beforehand, but there is no mask mandate. norah. >> o'donnell: all right, weijia jiang at the white house. thank you. tonight, cbs news has confirmed the justice department is investigating former president donald trump's removal of presidential records to his mar-a-lago resort. trump took about 15 boxes of records to florida after leaving office, including some documents reportedly marked as "top secret." the national archives says those boxes contained classified material. we want to turn now to the alarming mental health crisis among america's youth that on got worse during theg americy covid pandemic. a new study by the c.d.c. found about one in five teens considered suicide early in the pandemic. inht cbs' lilia luciano shows us what one school district is doing to
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save lives. >> reporter: in nicolas orr's las vegas high school classroom, he's teaching more than science. >> right there, where it says "add file." i will be the first to tell you, you matter. you are loved. you're never alone. >> reporter: orr says his students returned from remote learning different. >> i have had to work with our social workers more times than i can count, because our kids are hurting. >> reporter: and grieving. in the clark county school district alone, at least 30 students have died by suicide since the pandemic began. nationwide, the c.d.c. says 44% of america's high school students reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless in the past year. to confront the challenge, the clark county school district started a weekly social and emotional learning lesson. >> honestly, it does help a lot, like, just that moment of five minutes of talking about, oh, today was not the best day. >> reporter: we met sierra vista
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high school students maurice, alex, and giovanna, as they discussed the topic of belonging. >> now that we're all back, i feel like a lot of people are more-- they're not as willing to just, like, talk to someone new. >> reporter: what was the impact of that? what are you seeing happening in the school? >> people feeling alone, i guess, like they don't really have that many friends or they feel like they lost a lot of people. >> reporter: principal jessica lovell brings a therapy dog to school every day, and says her teachers know the job takes more than what's required. >> well, i think it goes back to that teacher as a-- kind of has to wear different hats. so, am i teaching right now? am i a therapist right now? am i talking kids down right now? am i talking about what's happening in the world? >> reporter: nicolas orr knows the consequences of missing the signs of distress. >> if i didn't see this with my own brother, someone with whom i was living with, how am i going to see it in someone i see for 84 minute every other day? >> reporter: in august of 2020, nick's 18-year-old brother,
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anthony, was one of the 30 students the district had lost to suicide. he had just graduated. he was popular. >> yeah, popular. he kept everything hidden, and on his phone, or-- well, he didn't... he didn't vocalize when he needed help. >> reporter: saving others is now his mission. >> we need to take a lot of pressure off kids, as far as grades and academics, and put more pressure on happiness and well-being and just, it's okay to not be okay, as long as you have a plan to get back to okay. >> reporter: for "eye on america," lilia luciano, cbs news. >> o'donnell: it is okay to not be okay, and there is help out there. still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," tiger woods makes a dramatic return to the masters. we've got our report from augusta national coming up next.
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>> did he do it? >> yeah, he did. >> reporter: and the tiger roar came with him. >> honest, i got chills. it's the first time ever seeing him in person. that's pretty cool. >> unbelievable. >> reporter: woods shot a 1 under par 71-- solid most years, but spectacular when considering a car crash 14 months ago almost cost him his leg. >> absolutely amazing that he can even walk the golf course, much less be a competitor in this tournament. >> reporter: the concern coming into the tournament was whether his body could hold up... >> grabbing his back a little bit there. >> reporter: ...walking the six miles or more each day over the hilly terrain here at augusta national. >> so now, tiger for birdie. >> reporter: but after his round today, it all looks good. >> just exceptional stuff from tiger woods. >> i figured once the adrenaline kicks in and we get fired up and i get into my little world, i should be able to handle business. >> reporter: jim nantz anchors
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right now at 7:00. >> condition is good. water is good. >> like it out here on the lake. >> a spring heatwave smashing records on an april day that feels like july. are we in for a hot weekend or a cooldown? after the hottest day of 2022 so far, we will head down the other side of the temperature roller coaster. take a look at the records we set today in the first alert forecast. with temperatures so hot, are we in for more water restrictions? why these next few weeks are critical for our water supply. an elderly woman held at gunpoint. while thieves ransacked her home. why her daughter's message for the robbers may surprise you.
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>> it hurt to be treated like a criminal when all you want to do is to something right. >> a local football player speaking out for the first time after being shot by san jose police. how fraudsters are getting around federal regulations to swindle you. >> the kpix 5 news at 7:00 streaming on cbs news bay area. a perfect beach day in april. record-breaking temperatures making it feel more like summer. would continue into the weekend, or are we on a temperature roller coaster. strap in. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ryan yamamoto taking a live look across the bay area. we sought records bring heat today, san jose reached 94 degrees, oakland hit 88 degrees, and sfo reached 89. let's bring in first alert meteorologist paul hagan. >> lots of records broken today. what does tomorrow look like? >> a little bit cooler. that cooldown will continue through the weekend.


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