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>> he did not like that at all. >> try moving 100 pounds. >> have some watermelon. nope, no , not >> o'donnell: tonight we have several big headlines as we come on the air, america's battle over abortion rights and the breaking news, multiple fatalities after a train going from los angeles to chicago derails with 243 passengers on board. train cars topple over in missouri after colliding with a truck. we're tracking the fast-moving developments about those who are hurt and trapped inside. the abortion rights fight in america. a country divided. we're in states where trigger laws are banning abortions, and in states welcoming a wave of patients. >> illinois is an oasis in a vast abortion desert. >> o'donnell: the war in ukraine russian missiles hit a crowded shopping mall, possibly over 1,000 people inside. the fear tonight of a rising civilian death toll.
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the hunger crisis in south sudan. we met this mother who walked for more than a month to get food for her eight month old, so weak he can barely eat, debora patta reports tonight in depth on the risk of starvation for millions. tonight's other top headlines, new video tonight of w.n.b.a. star brittney griner after 130 days in russian detention. and a terrifying moment in colombia, the deadly collapse killing at least four, including a one-year old. and we'll end tonight with the heartwarming story of a seven- year-old cancer patient's dream come true. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is "the cbs evening news," with norah o'donnell. reporting from the nation's capitol. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: good evening, to our viewers in the west, and thank you for joining us on this busy monday night. we begin tonight with breaking news, and horrific scenes from america's heartland. an amtrak train knocked on its
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side in a missouri cornfield. at least three people were killed and there are reports of numerous injuries. officials say the train traveling from los angeles to chicago with more than 250 passengers and crew on board partially derailed after hitting a truck at a crossing. there are reports two boy scout troops were among the passengers. it happened near mendon, missouri, that's a rural town of less than 200 people, weather at the time of the crash does not appear to have been a factor. the wreck comes weeks after the biden administration announced more than $350 million in grants to improve the infrastructure of the world's largest and most extensive rail system. cbs news transportation correspondent errol barnett has the latest. >> reporter: urgent calls of the derailment near mendon, missouri, indicated several passengers were hurt.
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>> reporter: rob nightingale was inside one of the turned over train cars recording the disorienting aftermath, after being checked on by a crew member he captured this view of the wreckage. >> we hit a truck, someone was crossing-- the tracks. >> reporter: amtrak says approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew were on board when the train barreled into the truck. >> it is very unfortunate any time you have a derailment of a train and multiple cars it is not a good day. >> the train had approximately eight cars including a baggage car. seven cars have derailed. there are multiple injuries and we can confirm there are three fatalities, two on the train and one in the dump truck. >> reporter: this comes after an amtrak passenger train struck a car on a rail crossing in northern california sunday. and in september, three passengers were killed when eight cars went off the tracks in montana. now, late tonight the n.t.s.b. says it is sending a 14 member go team to missouri to determine
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what went wrong. investigators will look into the train's braking system, its forward facing cameras and event data recorder that picks up all sorts of components from the moving train like how quickly the emergency horn was activated. that plus interviews with passengers like rob will eventually help determine what lead to this. >> o'donnell: a horrific scene. errol barnett, thank you. all right, tonight the fallout >> o'donnell: breaking news just coming in. let's go to to cbs news desk for the latest details. >> reports we have another body. >> reporter: tonight a massive police response in san antonio after reports indicate as many as 40 people, believed to be migrants, were found dead inside an 18 whiler. multiple police vehicles, fire trucks, and ambulances responding to the grim sce to a. the truck was found in southwest san antonio, where temperatures topped 100 degrees today, and
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where the heat inside a semi-truck would have been significantly higher. >> the truck driver is running southbound on foot on the railroad tracks. >> reporter: tonight a frantic search for anyone else who might be alive, and the investigation into how such an horrific tragedy could have happened. janet shamlian, cbs news, houston. >> o'donnell: all right, tonight the fallout from the supreme court ruling about abortion rights is growing. this after three straight days of protests across america. the ruling has left some legal cofusion. there is also a surge in demand for over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills, forcing retailers like wal-mart and cvs now to limit purchases. here is cbs' jan crawford. >> reporter: from new york to los angeles, protestors took to the streets, with angry crowds swearing off with jubilant supporters over the historic ruling that ends a constitutional right to abortion and allows states to decide whether or not to ban it. largely peaceful, there were scattered episodes of vandalism,
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and another attack on an antiabortion pregnancy center like this one in virginia. antiabortion pregnancy center like this one with the ruling at least eight states have made abortion illegal and more than a dozen more expected to ban or severely restrict it. but abortion rights supporters in conservative states are not giving up the legal fight. in louisiana, abortions resumed after a state court judge temporarily blocked louisiana's trigger law. in others, abortion rights groups are arguing their state constitutions give more protections than the federal constitution and contain a right to an abortion. carry galaway of planned parenthood utah. >> a woman no longer has bodily autonomy to make decisions about her reproductive healthcare. the state's politicians have that authority over her body. and that doesn't jive with the utah constitution. >> reporter: abortion rights opponents having triumphs in a 49 year battle overturn roe also
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are looking to what is next. republican governors like south dakota kristi noem say they are committed to help women with more support and new programs, while also working to implement other restrictions likes banning women from getting abortion pills through the mail. >> in south dakota we already had a bill-passed that said on telemedicine abortions that we don't believe it should be available because it is a dangerous situation for those individuals without being medically supervised by a physician. >> reporter: vice president harris said the white house will fight those efforts. >> we will do everything within our power as an administration through the executive branch to ensure that women have access to the medication they need. >> reporter: and tonight as state court judge has temporarily blocked utah's trigger ban under its state constitution. and we can expect to see more of these battles as state courts
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and legislatures take up this issue and decide what the right to abortion is going to look like in their states. norah. >> o'donnell: the fight is not over. jan crawford, thank you very much. well now to a closer look at the growing divide over abortion rights where states have become the new front lines. the last abortion center in mississippi has ten days before it has to close its doors, but in states like illinois, clinics are expecting an influx of patients from neighboring states banning the procedure. cbs' adriana diaz will report from one of those surge states in a moment, but first caitlin huey burns is in jackson, mississippi. good evening, caitlin. >> reporter: good evening, norah. this clinic behind me is going to shut down in just ten days. and volunteers over the weekend saw an influx of patients more than double the amount they usually do. once it closes the next closest clinic will be over 400 miles away. the countdown is on at mississippi's only abortion provider. the clinic known as the pink house is adding more patients before shuttering next week.
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dorinda hancock has volunteered here for over a decade. >> we'll never hide in the shadows again-- sorry. and it we will fight until the last day. >> reporter: the clinic is at the center of it the case that overturned roe v. wade a decision championed by governor reeves. >> and we fight this battle, a battle who we have been fighting for almost 50 years. >> reporter: but some healthcare professionals across the magnolia state are concerned the already strained healthcare system isn't prepared for what is next. >> the governor claims that we are moving towards pro-life phase two. what does pro-life phase two look like? how long was she in labor? >> reporter: gety israel, a c.e.o. of sisters in birth, the nonprofit community health organization serves pregnant women in jackson. >> mississippi is one of the top four states with the highest rates of young women who are uninsured. the same young women who don't have access to reproductive
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care, namely contraception. >> reporter: in the mississippi delta, one of the poorest regions in the nation, entire counties are without an obstetrician. audreyana lewis shoalts a certified nurse midwife travels two hours to see patients. she says expectant mothers often rely on hospitals over an hour away. >> sometimes you have patients that deliver on the side of the road and that's because they can't make it to the hospital in time. >> reporter: and soon more women will be bringing pregnancies to term. are you prepared for an influx of women coming to you now-- >> no, no. i'm understaffed, under- resourced, i'm not prepared, but they are already coming. they are already coming. >> reporter: i am adriana diaz in illinois which is preparing for an influx of patients. >> illinois is an oasis in a vast abortion desert. >> reporter: planned parenthood of illinois c.e.o. jennifer welsh said they are expecting 30,000 additional patients a
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year, since friday's decision demand for abortion services has increased in illinois which is surrounded by states that restrict abortion access. that is why planned parenthood built new health centers near wisconsin and indiana and expanded telehealth visits for medical abortion pill. >> planned parenthood of illinois is here to serve patients from any state because abortion is legal here in illinois. >> i would say that illinois is a haven of death surrounded by states that recognize that preborn babies are fully human from the moment of conception. >> amy-- fighting against illinois becoming a so called abortion destination. >> governor pritzker has basically rolled out the welcome mat for women from other states to come here for abortion. >> reporter: but volunteers like laurie which the midwest access coalition are working to ensure the road is clear for women seeking abortions here. >> and this is different than anything i've done before because it is so personal. it's one-on-one, it's taking my time to actually be with one
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person, and help them get where they need to go and back home again. >> reporter: they give rides to women to abortion clinics, at times from out of state, and are preparing to get busier. >> the people i drive have the need to have someone help them. they are alone. >> reporter: the midwest access coalition says their daily call volume has more than doubled since friday's decision. now, it is legal to cross state lines for health services, but in missouri which borders illinois, a lawmaker there has introduced a proposal allowing private citizens to sue those who help women get abortions out of state. norah. >> o'donnell: adriana diaz, thank you very much. there was another major decision from the supreme court involving prayer and schools. in a 6-3 the court ruled in favor of a former high school football coach who lost his job after praying on the field with students after games.
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the coach sued his washington state school district claiming it violated his constitutional rights. the latest ruling from the conservative majority court further narrows the separation between church and state. let's turn overseas now and the war in ukraine where more than a dozen civilians are dead and dozens more hurt after russian forces bombed a crowded shopping mall in the central city of mall in the cbs' ramy inocencio is there. >> reporter: thick black smoke billowed from the shopping center in the kremenchuk this afternoon. the handiwork of russian missiles. inside a man yelled to someone to follow him to safety, while outside firefighters battled the flames and the wounded were loaded into ambulances. wounded were loaded int just a day ago residents of ukraine's capitol of kyiv watched as a barrage of russian rockets glided over buildings hitting a kindergarten playground and this apartment complex. six people were hurt including this seven-year-old girl and her
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russian mother. her father died. against this latest backdrop of russia fourth month old war in ukraine leaders in the g7 countries meeting in the german alps pledged even more retribution against the kremlin. while nato, its leaders meeting later this week in spain, said it would increase to more than 300,000 of high readiness troop, part of its biggest defense overall since the cold war, and as ukraine's president volodymyr zelenskyy called for yet more modern and effective defenses from the international community. some have started to arrive, these destroyed russian military trucks near the kharkiv front line are thought to be from the first strike of u.s. supplied guided rocket systems known as himars that made their way into ukraine just days ago-- but not in time to turn the tide for the eastern city of severodonetsk. ukraine ordered a retreat over the weekend handing the city to russian forces. and here in the capitol, those
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recent rocket attacks, the first in three weeks are a reminder that even though they've become rare, the city of three million people is still very much within reach of russia's military at any time. norah. >> o'donnell: ramy inocencio, thank you very much. at the g7 summit in germany, world leaders are warning the war in ukraine is forcing up to 50 million people around the world into chronic hunger. as russian troops block crucial wheat and grain supplies from being shipped. cbs' debra patta reports on the crisis from south sudan one of the most high risk countries in the world. >> reporter: battered by unprecedented flooding for nearly three years, millions in this african nation were already starving. then came russia's war in ukraine and a crisis became a catastrophe. sucking funding from the world food program and forcing drastic cuts. we're heading off to the worst
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hit area in south sudan where there are children in desperate need of aid, and if they don't get it they could be within days of dying. famine stalks this village, mothers bring their emaciated es to see nutritionist mona shaikh. >> she is already in the red, she is severely malnourished. >> reporter: nearly two but hasn't learned to walk. she just isn't strong enough to support her own weight. >> she is in a very situation, if they gets one bout of diarrhea or malaria, i'm afraid any child like that, you are very close to losing them, within days. any child like that, you are >> reporter: nyanjima gatlak walked for over a month to get food for her eight-month-old baby, so weak he can barely eat and with funding challenges this u.n. organization has had to cut rations by as much as half. nyabany kong is already feeling
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the effects. "i last ate two weeks ago," she says. now her family of five survives on rations for two. her mother-in-law is wasting away. and nyabany is deeply worried about her ten-month-old baby child. is your child getting enough tod eat? "no," she said. "i don't have enough breast milk to feed her." she has already lost one child to hunger and is determined not to let her baby girl go the same to hunger and is determined not way. and the war in ukraine has diverted so much funding away from the world food program that it has been forced to suspend aid to nearly a third of the 6.2 million people that it already feeds here. norah. >> o'donnell: debra patta, thank you for being there. still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, w.n.b.a. superstar brittney griner in handcuffs in a russian court room, new details on her case, and later terrifying video of a deadly
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>> o'donnell: they say there is no crying in baseball, but this next story might change your mind. seven-year-old cancer patient beau dowling had his dream come true as he ran the bases in a home run for life prior to the chicago white sox game against the baltimore orioles. players from both teams lined the base line to give encouragement and high fives for beau who is now facing his second bout with cancer, the seven year old also threw out the ceremonial first pitch. good luck, beau, we're pulling for you. and that is tonight's cbs evening news, i'm norah o'donnell here in our nation's capitol. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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