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the u.s. prepares for what could be its first major storm of the season. hurricane fiona knocks out power for thousands in bermuda before heading toward canada. cbs' tanya rivero reports tonight on the rare hurricane warnings up north, as all eyes are on a tropical depression that could pose serious danger to florida next week. border battle: a governor sued, after flying migrants up to martha's vineyard. cbs' manuel bojorquez has a look at the cause of the crisis. >> reporter: el paso's migrant welcome center is receiving 400 asylum seekers per day, and officials believe that number could grow. >> duncan: protests in iran turn deadly. women burn their head scarves
and take to the streets, after this 22-year-old was killed in police custody. cbs' ramy inocencio reports on the intensifying outrage. and, "on the road." cbs' steve hartman has a story of a friendship formed at first sight. >> i got a best friend. i got a mini-me. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> duncan: good evening to our viewers in the west and thank you for joining us on this busy friday night. i'm jericka duncan in for norah. tonight, forecasters are keeping a close eye on two major storm systems-- one bearing down on canada; the other could cause significant damage to the gulf coast and florida. hurricane fiona is moving north towards canada, after hitting bermuda earlier today with heavy rains and winds. the damage was far more devastating, though, in
puerto rico, where nearly one million homes and businesses remain without power just five days after fiona caused catastrophic flooding. the hurricane is currently a category 3 storm, and is expected to make landfall in nova scotia by tomorrow morning. forecasters here in the united states are concerned about a storm in the caribbean-- tropical depression nine. it could become a major hurricane that's on track to hit florida next week. the governor there now a state of e declaring a state of emergency in preparation. our cbs' tanya rivero will start us off tonight from the jersey coastline. good evening to you, tanya. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. fiona barreled its way from the caribbean to the atlantic. tonight, it is gaining speed as it churns its way north off the east coast, triggering dangerous conditions, including heavy waves all along the way. fiona isn't finished just yet. the storm battered bermuda today with howling winds and
driving rain, knocking out power to thousands. this is what fiona looked like earlier, from he inside, its 50-foot waves and more than 100-mile-per-hour winds captured by a drone as the storm crawled up the atlantic. leaving behind-- from puerto rico to the dominican republic to turks and caicos-- a near week-long trail of destruction. at least seven deaths have been attributed to the storm. more than half of puerto rico, where fiona got its start earlier this week, is still without power. more than a quarter of the island has no water. there are debris-blocked roads and mud-caked homes. >> i always have extra cases of water. >> reporter: with puerto rico fresh on their minds, floridians are taking no chances, as a new storm, gathering in the caribbean, threatens to hit sometime next week. >> i'm pretty prepared for anything. >> reporter: and as fiona barrels northward, residents
along the canadian coast are preparing for it to hit them hard within the next day. >> i have everything prepared. i got my candles. i got my batteries. >> reporter: canada may be getting the brunt of this storm, but along the east coast, fiona will be kicking up life-threatening surf and rip-current conditions all throughout the weekend. jericka. >> duncan: a lot of communities impacted. thank you, tanya. for the very latest on hurricane fiona and the dangers posed by tropical depression nine, let's bring in meteorologist chris warren from our partners at the weather channel. chris, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jericka. fiona is still a powerful storm as it continues to track to the north. the latest with this-- 125-mile-per-hour category 3 storm, as it does continue to move to the north. and where it's heading, it's going to canada. the storm is going to remain very large, and still very strong, making landfall likely
as a category 1 hurricane here in maritime canada. so, this is well north of new york city, and even north of maine, as it continues up to the north. however, we in southern locations need to pay very close attention to this. this is a tropical depression, but if you are on the gulf coast, florida, and even the east coast, there is a very poerful hurricane being forecast here by the national hurricane center. it does show that there will be some rapid intensification in the western caribbean. so everything is on the table-- flooding, heavy rain, and very strong winds. jericka. >> duncan: yeah, we'll definitely be following this through the weekend, thank you. in ukraine, a kremlin-backed referendum got underway across russian-occupied regions today in an attempt to make them part of russia. the so-called election is illegal under international law. well, this afternoon, president biden called the referendums a
sham, and said washington will never recognize ukrainian territory as anything other than part of ukraine. meanwhile, in russia, long lines of military-aged men are fleeing the country in droves, packing planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings, all to avoid fighting in ukraine. tonight, two american veterans who were released in a multi-nation prisoner swap with russia are finally back home on u.s. soil. both men, from alabama, arrived at new york's j.f.k. international airport today. they were captured by russian separatists in june while defending ukraine's kharkiv region. saudi arabia helped to broker their release. florida's republican governor is facing a new legal battle over those controversial flights traveling migrants to martha's vineyard. as the u.s. faces a growing crisis at the border, cbs' manuel bojorquez takes us inside a migrant facility in el paso. >> reporter: the flights
carrying 48 asylum seekers from texas to martha's vineyard are now the focus of a new lawsuit. florida state senator jason pizzo, a democrat, says the $615,000 flights violate state law, and is now asking a judge to stop republican governor ron desantis from launching similar flights. >> when you fly people from texas, and you pay for their hotel rooms, when you buy them meals and give them haircuts, you know, using florida dollars, you're violating the law. >> reporter: desantis has dismissed those claims and, yesterday, doubled down. >> this was not an issue of concern even two weeks ago. now, it seems to be on the front burner, so we're proud of that. >> reporter: in el paso, texas, we were given rare access to a new mobile processing center seeing an average of 1,500 migrants a day. about half of them fled from venezuela's authoritarian regime. you would rather risk your life over this one-month journey, over staying in venezuela? there is no guarantee. there are large numbers of nicaraguans and cubans, too. landon hutchens is with customs
and border protection. how does that change the equation for you? >> well, unlike the mexicans and central americans, we are having to process the people coming from venezuela and cuba and nicaragua under our title 8 authorities. >> reporter: meaning they're usually released and allowed to request asylum. the u.s. has detained a record more than two million migrants at the border so far this year. but c.p.b. says more than 1.3 million have also been deported or expelled. julia jimenez gonzales fled cuba. >> ( speaking spanish ) >> reporter: you want to be free and reunite with your family? she's hoping to get to relatives in the tampa area. jericka, we're also learning that a civil rights organization is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the woman who allegedly lured migrants under false pretenses to get on those flights paid for by florida. >> duncan: wow, manny, thank you for your reporting.k you for your rep well, breaking tonight, an iowa
man is now facing prison time for his role in the january 6 assault on the u.s. capitol. a federal jury here in washington convicted doug jenson on multiple felony charges, including obstruction and assault. prosecutors say jenson tried to stop the certification of electoral votes by scaling a 20-foot wall and leading a mob that chased capital police officer eugene goodman through the building. jenson's lawyer says he got sucked into a qanon conspiracy theory. well, the white house january 6 committee will hold its next public hearing on wednesday to reveal more findings. for sunday's "60 minutes," cbs' bill whitaker talks to a former investigator for the committee, who shares new details of an alleged phone call that day from inside the white house. >> reporter: did it hit you at one point that this is way bigger than it appeared in the beginning? >> absolutely. you get a real "a-ha" moment when you see that the white house switchboard had connected
to a rioter's phone while it's happening-- that's a pretty big "a-ha" moment. you get an "a-ha"-- >> reporter: wait a minute-- someone in the white house was calling one of the rioters, while the riot was going on? >> on january 6, absolutely. >> reporter: and you know who, both ends of that call? >> i only know one end of that call. i don't know the white house end, which i believe is more important. but the thing is, the american people need to know that there are link connections that need to be explored more. >> reporter: as senior technical adviser for the january 6 committee, denver riggleman, a former house republin ex-military intelligence officer, ran a data-driven operation pursuing phone records and other digital clues tied to the attack on the capitol. >> from my perspective, you know, being in counterterrorism, you know, if the white house, even if it's a short call and it's a connected call-- who is actually making that phone call? >> reporter: is there a simple, innocent explanation for that? >> was it an accidental call, that the white house just happened to call numbers, that somebody mis-dialed a rioter that day, on january 6?
probably not. >> duncan: well, you can see more of bill whitaker's interview on this sunday's "60 minutes." overseas, in iran, the government is cracking down on demonstrators following nearly a week of mass protests over the death of 22-year-old mahsa amini, while in custody of the morality police. human rights groups say at least 50 people have been killed during the unrest. here's cbs' ramy inocencio. >> reporter: women defiantly taking off their head coverings, breaking islamic law. some going further-- burning their hijabs in protest, even cutting their hair. these anti-government protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old mahsa amini. iran's so-called morality police arrested her for wearing an improper hijab, and claim she suffered a heart attack while in detention. her family believes she was beaten to death. the protests, the biggest since 2019, have touched a nerve. now women, and men, have spilled
into the streets, attacking authoritarian symbols, chanting "death to the dictator," even stoning an image of iran's supreme leader, ayatollah ali khameni. sanam vakil is an iran policy expert. >> it showcases the level of public anger. people are just fed up. this is a generation of iranians that are pushing back. >> reporter: they're angry for so many reasons-- rising poverty, soaring inflation, crushing sanctions, on top of government repression. they forced iranian security, the basij, to flee. this commander, bloodied; this policeman, killed. but human rights groups say civilian deaths are rising, too, as the government cracks down, and shut down web access to stop the world from seeing videos like these. and when the internet was cut three years ago, a crackdown on mass protests happened
soon after. iran's military today has already threatened violence, saying it is ready to deal with its enemies. jericka. >> duncan: yeah, those images tough to watch. ramy, thank you. in tonight's health watch, we're looking at the mental health crisis among america's youth. a new study finds nearly one in five young people suffered from depression before the pandemic hit, and it's only gotten worse. cbs' meg oliver explains. >> focus on your exhale. >> if i open up to my parents about how i feel, it will make them think that they failed. >> reporter: 18-year-old emma wanstall has learned, it's okay to ask for help. the former cheerleader started treatment for her mental health in july. >> it's good to feel emotions, but you just have to deal with them in the right way. >> reporter: during the pandemic, emma fell into a deep depression. how bad did it get? >> it got to the point where i overdosed, and i was planning on going to bed that night and
not waking up in the morning. >> reporter: suicide is the third leading cause of death among people age 15 to 24 in the u.s. since 2019, the number of teenaged girls who have been suicidal has increased 50%. why is it getting worse? >> it's the pressure of the return to normalcy. now we're trying to get back to normal, when we've all lost out on some skills. >> reporter: samantha quigneaux is a family therapist at newport healthcare. she says parents should look for changes in behavior, isolating from friends, substance use, self-harm, or eating disorders. is it okay to talk to your child about suicide? >> yes, absolutely. that's a very big fear, right? that if you name that for your adolescent, it will put the idea in their head. and that's not the case. so you want to ask your child, "are you having thoughts of hurting yourself? are you having thoughts of worthlessness or hopelessness? you can talk to me. if you can't, we'll get you the help that you need." >> reporter: emma is learning to cope through various therapies, and now relies on boxing as an emotional outlet.
what do you want other kids to know, who are suffering from depression, or possibly thinking about suicide? >> that you're not alone. there is a lot of people out there that are going through the same thing as you, and it's hard, but you have to face it head on. >> reporter: moving forward by taking the first step. meg oliver, cbs news, bethlehem, connecticut. >> duncan: keep going, emma. well, still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the connecticut. >> duncan: keep going, emma. investigation after a train slams into a police car with a woman handcuffed inside. roids. enter myfembree, a once-daily pill for women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to uterine fibroids. with myfembree, heavy bleeding went down by 84%. serious risks include heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. don't take myfembree if you've had any of these,
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when you first saw her, what did you think? >> she was, like, so nice, pretty, beautiful, cool. she was way older than me. >> reporter: but equally bald. >> she's, like, "do you have alopecia?" she's like, "yeah, do you?" she's like, "yeah." it was a moment of awe, especially because the sun was setting, it was just, like, shining down. it was, like, perfect. >> reporter: 17-year-old scarlett hall says she used to hate her hair loss, too. but her attitude also improved dramatically after meeting carsyn. >> scarlett! >> carsyn! hi, kid. i got a best friend. i got a mini-me. >> reporter: alopecia in children is rare. which is why scarlett decided it was especially important, not only to engage with carsyn that first day, but to remain a presence in her life. >> i want to be able to show her that, like, you're perfect. you don't need to look like the people on the magazine cover. >> reporter: and by all accounts, that message is getting through.
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