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news app on your cell phone or your tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. this is the "cbs overnight news." good evening. i'm jericka duncan reporting tonight from buffalo, new york. in this place known as the city of good neighbors an outsider suspected of conducting the nation's latest mass shooting and its deadliest one this year. ten people were killed, three wounded in what officials are calling a racially motivated attack. it happened at this supermarket right behind me. tonight we're learning new details about the suspected gunman, peyton gendron. he appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to murder. today in washington president biden condemned the attack.
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>> we're still gathering the facts. already the justice department said it's investigating the matter as a hate crime, racially motivated ablgtd of white supreme si and violent extremism. as they do. >> also tonight, multiple people were wounded when they opened fire at a church in laguna hills, california. a traumatized community is clearly grieving. at a buffalo church service this morning, tears, sorrow and prayers for the ten souls lost because of hate. >> this is in a league of its own. this is a whole new dimension where you have attacked people because of the color of the skin, because you are a coward. >> less than 24 hours earlier this grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood became a scene of horror. the city's worst massacre. >> he shot outside the store and
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he shot inside the store. i heard at least 20 shots in store. >> 18-year-old peyton gendron was heavily armed wearing a tactical helmet and gear. he took out a rifle and live streamed the shooting. >> the evidence we've uncovered so far makes no mistake this is an absolute racist hate crime. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman 2r568d from his hometown in conch lynn, new york, and traveled more than 200 miles to carry the attack more than two out months in the making. cornered by police, he dropped the gun pointed at his neck. he was arrested and charged with first degree murder. investigators are calling it a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. he has pleaded not guilty. >> he was in the buffalo area. he was right in this area the day before. >> they found three weapons including a rifle, shotgun in the suspect's car and an ar-15
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in his weapon. the n word written on the barrel of his gun. 11 of the 13 people shot were black. an apparent hate-filled manifesto is being evaluated for possible motives. 20-year-old zaier was into his shift. he talked to me off camera with sadness and regret. >> i wonder why out of all of the people that -- the three people that were spared, i was one of them. >> his mother, zanetta everhart. >> this is your only son. >> my only child. >> when you heard ten people were killed and your son survived, i mean, have you even really been able to truly process -- >> no. >> -- this being a miracle? >> it is divinely orchestrated. he was shot in the side of his neck and it came out his back so he's here for a reason.
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>> and the community, as you can imagine, in buffalo has gathered today for memorials to share their pain. cbs's nancy chen joins me for more of that. you arrived yesterday. talk about what this market really means to this area. >> reporter: jericka, this ocy store isheyne fos. a community mainstay. the community has been coming together today to pay their respects and remember the lives lost. >> my husband worked as a cop as a security at that tops. are you kidding snee. >> reporter: outside tops grocery store there was disbelief. >> this was an act of evil. >> yes. >> evil! >> reporter: and sorrow. >> my 13-year-old daughter and my lifetime partner watched a family member shot in the face. >> reporter: in a neighborhood black residents call a food desert the tops market is a vital life line. >> if you live over here this is the only grocery store you
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really have access to. >> reporter: christina mckinnon questioned why the gunman targeted buffalo. you said a lot of people are expecting people to be sad but you're mad. >> we're mad. we're not sad, we're angry as held. >> reporter: in a crowd women from three different parts of the city meeting for the first time. >> we've reached out to each other. >> reporter: what do you think of that? >> there's hope. i know there may be a lot of hate out there, but love always wins. that's what i know so i appreciate you. >> thank you. >> reporter: and we saw moments like that all day today, that unity especially noteworthy in a community that so many hearsay can often be deeply divided. earlier today buffalo mayor byron brown spoke to face the nation margaret brennan in the wake of saturday's shooting. here's an excerpt. >> is there around ongoing
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threat? are your residents safe today? >> i think the question we need to ask ourselves, are any residents safe in this country anysfwhr we have to focus on sensible gun control. that said, after all of these mass shootings that have taken place in this country for different reasons. let buffalo new york be the last place this mass shooting happens. >> that was the mayor. president biden voiced his frustration about rising crime and hate in this country. cbs's christina ruffini is at the white house and has more. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. president biden reached out to the mayor and governor there.
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>> we must all work together to address the hate. >> reporter: despite nearly 200 mass shootings already this year, lawmakers often capitol hill. >> of course we have tried to do something about gun violence. >> reporter: senator murphy said they need to try harder. >> i think we can find common ground on some of these measures, fargted measures like restricting the size. >> reporter: the shooting came one day after the president urged local officials to spend $10 million on public safety. >> taking action today will save lives tomorrow. >> reporter: a recent cbs news poll say 59% say crime should be an issue. >> now cn
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this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm liliana luciano in new york. a ukrainian rock band has won the european contest. stephania was the choice from 40 countries. hours after winning the band released a new music video featuring scenes of death and destruction in their war torn country. meanwhile, the first war crimes trial is underway in kyiv. deborah pat is there. >> reporter: ukrainian prosecutors have wasted no time bringing the first person to
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trial for a war crime. 21-year-old russian sargeant. inside this courthouse he stands accused of shooting an unarmed 62-year-old man on a bike and leaving him dead on the side of the road. he may be the first but the chief prosecutor is determined he won't be the last. already over 11,000 cases have been identified and every day brings even more atrocities. before russian artillery reduced these schools to rubble, they were full of students. and as towns are liberated from russian occupation, fresh new crime scenes are uncovered revealing the kind of damning evidence prosecutors need to build their case. this crime was even caught on camera. here you see rush schaab soldiers chatting with a security guard. moments later he gets shot and
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in the liberated village of stepanke, 52-year-old's daughter could not hide from a russian tank that fired directly at her house. it was still not completely safe when karpenka returned with war crime investigators to exhume her daughter's body reliving the trauma once again. >> she didn't die straightaway, she said. she suffered for almost a whole day. even if the perpetrators are called to account, all she has left is heart break. the united nations is also documenting war crimes in ukraine and says the evidence gathered so far does not scratch the surface of the extent of atrocities committed in this war. >> that was deborah pata reporting from kyiv. ukraine is known as the bread
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basket of the world. with most of the ports under attack or controlled, western countries are scrambling to get tons of food to those in need. one famous chef has been taking matters into his own hands from the beginning of the conflict. tracy smith reports. >> reporter: in the sea of despair that is ukraine, here is a life line. chef jose andres and his world central kitchen have been on the ground for months feeding thousands of ukrainians whose lives have been up ended by the war. >> reporter: how much are you back and forth these days? >> i've been more than 40 some days in ukraine. >> reporter: and for him that's not all that unusual. for the past 12 years andres has brought his not for profit kitchen to the front lines of catastrophe. they've served more than 6 0e million meals. >> you never know where the call
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is going to arrive. >> reporter: from earthquake ravaged haiti. >> there's no food, no water, nothing. >> reporter: to hurricane battered houston. >> we're going through very high water. i'm so glad that we have these. >> reporter: but ukraine is a little different. it's the first time chef andres and his people have operated in a war zone. >> right here is the kitchen area. >> reporter: on april 16th a missile hit one of your kitchens. how is everyone? >> the people that were in the kitchen, had four wounded persons and they went to the hospital and thank god everybody was fine. >> reporter: truth is, it barely slowed them down. >> in the hours after it was unbelievable. the owner of that restaurant asked all the team members, what do you want to do? they say, we want to keep cooking. we want to keep fighting. >> chefs in need of food.
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we try to feed people in need. >> reporter: that drive to keep serving against all odds is the subject of a documentary streaming this month on disney+ called "we feed people" from director ron howard. >> is it tough for you as a document taryn to remain detached? >> i wasn't trying to be detached. i was trying to share what i was learning, feeling, experiencing. >> whenever there is a fight or hungry people may eat, we will be there. >> that feeling is contagious. the camera crew would often put down their cameras and start helping out. >> i get it, it's infectious, this spirit, but we only have so many shooting days. >> we needed every single hand to do what we did. more often than not that camera was put away.
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they became part of the humanitarian aid. life is not a moment itself, life is real pain, real suffering and what we have to do is spend every single second trying to relieve people from those horrible moments. >> it's hard to 's a successful restauranteur with nearly 200 restaurants and trucks from coast to coast. the world central kitchen is his calling card. he start it had in 2010 after the haiti earthquake. they'll typically salvage of whatever is left of restaurant kitchens on the ground and using local's recipes make comfort food for thousands. >> you know why i love to go to these places? i always say the best of humanity usually shows up in the worst moments of.
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>> i don't see this as a joke. i love to see in and embrace the pain of the world central kitchen. >> now you're part of it too, ron. >> i'm thrilled to be part of it. it's an honor. >> howard said he was drawn to jose andres's unbelievable story but at first he balked about doing it. worried it would be about him. >> he was hesitant. this is world central kitchen. i don't want a camera following me around telling the jose story. >> reporter: howard managed to convince him by bringing up another story he made. >> houston, we have a problem. >> i said, did you ever see "apollo 13". >> "apollo 13" was about an explosion aboard a spacecraft. >> this is what i love. >> and the people on the ground who gave their all to bring the astronauts home alive. >> we've got to find a way to
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make this fit into the hole for this using nothing but that. "apollo 13" is also the movie that got ron howard interested in telling real life stories even though at an early test screening one of the audience actually thought howard had made it all up. >> this is odyssey. it's good to see you again. >> i remember it was a 23-year-old caucasian male rated it for wouldn't recommend it. terrible. morelywo bull with two exclamation marks. i realized he didn't know it was a true story. to him it was hokie. this is why you choose these subjects. this is why you tell a story based on real events because you choose a subject where you say, how the hell could that have happened? >> that's a great question for world central kitchen. how the hell could this have happened? really? isn't it? >> i mean, i know that very often people think we do the
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bloom each year is the daffodil. steve hartman found a whole field of them with their own story on the road. >> reporter: for many it's a mystery that blooms anew every spring. >> how many years has this been here? >> i don't know. a long time though. >> reporter: this field of daffodils, far too many to be growing by chance. far too beautiful to not stop and stroll. scenes randomly set along a narrow two lane road in southwestern, connecticut. >> when i drive by it just brings tears to my eyes because that's how i remember them. >> reporter: to patty pavlok, this field is no mystery. her aunt and uncle bud and florence mcquaid used to own the land. her uncle bud planted these daffodils because florence loved them so and because he loved her so through 60 years of marriage. >> every day was as happy as
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this day. >> i would surmise so. >> reporter: as testament? >> yes. >> reporter: today there are roughly 40,000 flowers. >> that was his memory of her. >> reporter: after florence died dividing the bulbs to grow more became his annual tribute and obsession. he lived to 103 planting daffodils almost to the very end. bud passed in 2019 and his property went on the market. it's a prime building lot so many thought that would be the end of it. someone would build something but neighbor stacy steinmet stepped in buying the property s ant the metaphor. i wouldn't want that to be lost. >> so it stays, an eternal sign of spring and love story
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the u.n. estimates more than 6 million have fled the country. some have made it to the united states. now there are new rules for sponsoring refugees. wendy gillette has this report. >> reporter: bombs have sent the family fleeing from ukraine shortly after the war started. anastasia, her husband sergei and the three children are now settling into a new life in westin, florida, hosted by angelina and rabbi adam watstein and their three children. they have found homes for more than 50 ukrainians most who
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arrived at the mexican border. >> the world turned its back on the jewish people when they needed the world most. my wife and i pledged we would never allow something like that to happen again. >> reporter: the biden administration is launching united for ukraine. >> we certainly anticipate lots of interest on both sides. >> reporter: u.s. sponsors have to pass a security background check, show they can financially support the refugees. the program is designed to help the ukrainians come from europe while shutting down the path from northern mexico. the program is not enough. >> our concern is that the program is temporary. as much as refugees are going to want to go home, they may not be able to go home. the question is what happens then. >> reporter: for the families who made it here, there issism mens gratitude. >> so many thanks from my heart now. >> reporter: the wattsteins say
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they'll continue finding homes for refugees. >> that's the overnight news for this monday. this is cbs news flash. i'm elise preston in new york. president biden and the first lady will travel to buffalo, new york, tuesday to pay their respects as the community mourns the lives of ten families. they will investigate the attack as a hate crime against the predominantly black community. some businesses in shanghai, china, will finally reopen this week following the city's total covid lockdown in march. while grocery stores and malls are set to reopen, it's not clear when the 25 million residents can resume normal activity. the latest marvel film is a hit at the box office.
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"doctor strange 2" pulled in millions of dollars. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, may 16th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> and now i have no brother. he's got my father. is that fair? >> a city in mourning. people in buffalo, new york, grieve after a gunman kills ten people at a grocery store. where the investigation stands this morning as we learn about the suspect's alleged past threats. baby formula crisis. how congress plans to tackle the nationwide shortage this week, and how long until the shelves are filled back up. [ applause ] surprise announcement. the life-changing graduation gift for nearly 300 students at an art school in california.


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