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that's it for us at 5:00. we'll see you back here at 6:00. >> the cbs news i captioning sponsored by cbs >> tonight, fury in uvalde, texas. families seethe over law enforcement waiting over an hour from going in. >> i'm omar villafranca in uvalde, texas, a city torn apart by a massacre is coming together to heal. >> and the mother of a gunman is asking for forgiveness. >> join hands and make your voices heard. >> this as the nra digs in on gun rights while gathering in texas. also tonight, putin's push. the battle for ukraine intensifies in the east as war weary ukrainians hold on.
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plus, covid's come back. holiday weekend travel snagged by staffing shortages while covid looms large. and later: >> today may be different but it is still not treating people like we want to be treated. >> an octogenarian confronting racism head on. >> this is the cbs weekend news from chicago with adriana diaz. >> tonight, no capturing of level of airchg he in uvalde, texas, gunman took 21 lives in the nation's 27th school shooting so far this year. today, in his commencement address at the university of delaware, president joe biden remembered the young lives lost. >> as i speak, those irnts pa
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are literally preparing to bury their children. in the united states of america. to bury their children it's too much violence, too much fear, too much grief. we cannot outlaw tragedy, i know. but we can make america safer. >> cbs's omar villafranca is in uvalde, texas for us. omar, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. thousands of people have streamed into this park in uvalde to cry together and to pray together. and they're also asking questions. the biggest one, why officers took so long to stop the shooter. [♪ singing ♪ ] >> reporter: songs of salvation mixed with sorrow today as the small community of uvalde, texas came together after being ripped apart by
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tuesday's massacre. >> we represent you first and foremost, father god. >> looking for answers into uvalde school principal pete arrendondo's decision to not confront the shooter for 40 minutes. while students and teachers inside the schoolroom called 91. >> of course it is not a right decision. it is a wrong decision, period, there is no execution for that. >> reports the suspect threatened raiches and schoolngi shoo platform. yubo responded, we cannot publicly share details on an individual user's data at this time. we're also hearing from the shooter's mother. i have no words. i have no words to say, because i don't know what he was thinking. angelica john and their 10-year-old jacob garcia came
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from colorado to express their respects. he never thought he would see that time of horror at home. >> to see it in your state, is totally different. not one, not two, 19 kids. two adults. the teachers. the kids were saving each other. the teachers were saving the kids in the classroom. it's just a horrific event. >> reporter: troorms did not update residents or the press on the latest on the investigation today. tomorrow, president biden will be in town to grieve with the community. adriana. >> omar villafranca, thank you. ruth whitfield, the oldest victim of the buffalo shooting last month was laid to rest today. whitfield had been visiting her husband at a nursing home when
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she stopped at the top supermarket for groceries. she was 86 years old. as mourners from buffalo to uvalde, texas grapple with mass shootings that took their loved ones, the nra is holding it's annual convention in houston. bob costa is there. hardening schools, many tearched eefers there support the former president but in your conversations is his base shift shifting at all? >> reporter: talking to attendee after attendee it's clear they still very much embrace the former prent ey eyeinirons rpcoming 2024 presidential race along with the trump 2024 hats we saw we also saw tee shirts for florida governor ron desantis and texas republican senator ted cruz. >> now, bob what does this
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weekend tell us about the gun debate that will play out back in washington? >> reporter: the gun talks are beginning in washington. some democrats are talking with some republican senators but the activists here at the nra they don't want to see anything change. they want to continue to hold their hard-line position on firearms and they're telling republicans to hold the line. >> bob costa thank you. rising covid cases and report gas prices are not stopping americans who want to hit the road for the highway. tom wait is in los angeles near all the action. tom. >> it is heavy traffic here in is southern california but not bumper to bumper around san diego and san francisco some americans want to get out on the road evenly though it's costing more. >> demand is having americans heading to beaches, filling up campgrounds and heading to beaches but the holiday get away
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is getting more expensive. >> we probably would have come earlier and stayed longer but the prices have just gone crazy. >> in the u.s. nearly 35 million travelers are expected to drive even though gas prices jumped by more than 50% from last year. nationwide the average is $4.60 a gallon. in california it's 6.10. >> we're shortening our trip because much gas. >> reporter: air fares this year are up 6% with feangs facing packed airports and fewer flights due to staffing shortages. hotels have also hiked prices by 42%. >> we all talk about it complain about it, that's not stopping us from traveling. >> reporter: the traditional memorial day cookout is costing more, too. beef burgers are up nearly 15%, hot dogs 14%. watermelon 20% and lemonade 9%, while other americans are on the move, a combination of factors will make this a holiday at
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home. >> make sure of gas prices airline prices and none of my friends are traveling, either. >> reporter: if you want to avoid those holiday last les, the experts say leave before 10 a.m. the worst time to travel on the roads is between 1 and 9, adriana. >> thanks so much. today to the war in ukraine, 80 minute phone call with russian president vladimir putin insisting on a cease fire. this russian video reporterredly shows ukrainian forces attacking in the region. 94 days into the war and debora patta files this in her notebook looking back ton the front lines.
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>> reporter: behind every flattened plane there are people. their dreams crushes crushed they are not statistics they have names. and stories that continue to haunt us. sergei ulanov's apartment was obliterated. is everything gone? absolutely everything he says, except two cups. we surveyed the damage million this is unb home. >> reporter: every floor pulverized, an empty shell where once his entire life was. death came earlier this year for mikhail yerchenko but the outpouring of grief for him, his mother unable to let go, his wife luydmilla still in anguish. yerchenko was killed in his backyard by reiteration forces.
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more evidence of russian war crimes, his system had to bury him a second time. when we met eight-year-old timofiy seidov, he was true traumatized to talk about it. i must have again scared. hmm fm. >> timofiy no longer draws bright sunny skies, only monsters and tanks. and little vica, her family managed to flee. what is the most important thing you brought? your toy? you managed to save your little duck? this is the face of war. serhii guy, tam paula, luydmilla and vica. debora patta, cbs news eastern
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ukraine. >> strayed ahead on the cbs evening news, how banning traffic stops could save lives lfs.
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>> on the second anniversary of george floyd's death this week president biden signed an executive officer order on police reform. george floyd's killing also prompted a growing number of police departments to ban minor traffic stops. in a move some say could save lives. >> i'm stopping you, do you have a license? >> no i don't. >> in grand rapid michigan a traffic stop started with a license plate and ended with patrick lyoya dead. in lansing banned traffic stops altogether in 2020 after the killing of george floyd the goal, to end racial profiling and so-called pretextural stops.
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says lansing mayor andy schor. >> what's been the push back you've gotten because you're asking the police not to enforce the law. >> what, our police officers are still pulling people over but doing it for public safety reasons. >> the officers were concerned we were trying to take tools away from them. >> lansing police officer ellery sosebee says,. >> if there's not a gun in there and that inflates into something that puts the officer's life into jeopardy or the citizen's life into jeopardy it's just not worth it. >> at least 400 unarmed drivers and passengers have been killed during traffic stops nationwide with black motorists overrepresented, daunte wright is one example. traffic stops were the leading cause of officer deaths in police initiated interactions. like in the shooting death of
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chi police officer ella french last year, chest feek police officer cel virn wright opposes the ban. he says escalation is the real problem thought traffic stops. >> you want to address the problem or do you want to address the symptoms? that would be my question. let's examine what's taking place and how can we be trained to make sure things don't escalate or if they do escalate how do we make it so that there are better outcomes. >> back in lansing mayor schor says they do a lot of escalation training but minor stops increases the chance. and increases trust. >> our citizens have to be able to trust the police. >> still ahead on the cbs weekend news. ang unlikely civil rights activist with a lifetime of good trouble.
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o >> today marks 59 years since student at toogaloo college tabled osit-in in a woolworth in jackson, mississippi. cbs's elise preston tells is how an unlikely civil rights activist from that time, is still sitting. >> the headlines brought america's battle for racial equality to the world and kept those fighting for it safe. >> if you were going into a town from the clippings you could tiend out who you needed to contact. >> now they tell the story of this grandmother who participated in nearly 50 demonstrations during the civil rights movement and was arrest bed a half dozen time while she was a white student at a historically black college, toogaloo in mississippi. >> i got called a few of those names. >> what are those names?
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>> we can't say those on the air. >> as a white southerner mulholland was called a race trader. >> and not just a white woman? >> white woman. >> why is that so important? >> protecting the white women from the black beast reapist, that whole narrative. >> reporter: on may 8, 1963, a hostile mob greeted hoping to integrate a lunch counter in jackson, mississippi. these photos captured the scene. >> the memphis nors sol and i kd severely and the girls were being pulled down. >> sugar salt and ketchup stained mulholland's face. >> i didn't waste any energy on
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fear. fear will paralyze your braifn and keep you from knowing what you need to do to stay as safe as possible. >> reporter: when you talk about your experiences of getting 52 the movement and wanting to get involved it is so almost nonchalant. this is what it is, this is right and that is wrong. >> yes. it just seems the christian thing to do. >> reporter: she is still doing the work. the joan trumpauer mulholland center provides the documentaries and school curriculum. >> they see my mom and say i can do that too. >> she says there is lot to do. >> because we don't have an equal society. the way we discriminate today may be different but it is stilt not treating people like we want to be treated. >> elise preston, arlington,
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virginia. >> in her 80s and still fighting. a rare opportunity for members of a historic monument to honor fallen heroes.
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>> for just the second time in nearly a century, members of the public placed flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier in washington, d.c. to mark memorial day. the last time the monument was open to the public was last november for its sen ten yalt commemoration. today a member of our cbs family helped harvard students celebrate at its school of public health. chief medical correspond dr. john lapook delivered the cominsment address for the graduate school. his theme, empathy. >> keep nourishing your from power of empathy and go make the world a better place. >> well said dr. lapook. more than 500 graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 returned for today's in-person
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ceremony. when we return, the faces changed but the tragedy is all too familiar. as america deals with the uvalde school shooting.
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>> finally tonight, the carnage in our nation's schools has become painfully repetitive. we look to the past as we mark another excruciating tragedy. here is jim axelrod. >> they are the familiar stations of the horrendous adjourn we have made far too many times this last couple of decades. marjory stoneman douglas is being shot up. >> it's being shot up? >> reporter: a 911 call, stricken parents trowsh a crime scene and endure a torturous wait to get to see whether they will get to hug their child or bury them.
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the next part of the cycle. >> our kids go to school wonder if they will be able to survive the day. >> i can't ensure the people that we can pass any law to stop this shooting. >> reporter: ending in nothing. we should not be outliers in industrialized nations. in the ten years since newtown, 77 students have been killed in mass student shootings. in the 23 since columbine, 300,000 have experienced gun violence. >> it seems totally unreal to me. >> it's hard to imagine woilt have happened in such a small town like this and it's unreal. >> reporter: unreal? we better mind another word. because the slaughter of children in classrooms may now be our most distinctive characteristic. why were three children gunned down in the hallway of their high school? >> i've written it too many times. pa duke ah kentucky was the
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first time in january of 1977. >> michael carneal will be tried as an adult. >> and strikingly uvalde will not be my last. i am like so many americans, numb. tonight here is the saddest part of where we are. as americans consider what the latest massacre might produce, horror, resignation, deep incapacitating despair, sure. but if recent history is any guide, change won't find its way on the list. how in god's name is that possible? jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> how ask that possible? thank you, jim axelrod. that is the cbs weekend news for this saturday. i'm adriana diaz. in dhi. chicago. good night.
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captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by now at 6:00, festivities in full swing and the big afternoon jest hours away. the return of carnaval has a different meaning for businesses right now in the middle of the action. >> it's our grand opening. >> everything that has to do with love. and governor gavin newsom tests positive for covid just hours after shaking hands with the new zealand prime minister. ♪ napa has rebounded better than you could have imagined. >> and is a spike in covid cases putting a damper on bottlerock? plus a fire that sent smoke over the south bay skyline and threatened several buildings. for us to be heard, for us
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to be understood. >> and later, stanford students get a chance to talk to the ukrainian president directly. good evening, i'm brian hackney. carnaval comes with a big boost for local businesses. ♪ san francisco's mission district is alive with music, food, dance, and other fun festivities on day two of carnaval. it is the largest multicultural celebration on the west coast. >> kpix 5's max darrow shows us how some local businesses are hoping to cash in as the crowds pour in. >> reporter: carnaval festivities are under way in the mission district. the return of the parade carries a new meaning for many of the long time businesses along mission street. ♪ it's tough not to feel the music. especially for enrique barrow

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