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>> rose: security breach-- chinese hackers may have gotten their hand on the personal data of millions of americanss. also tonight the great tar ball mystery. another california beach is forced to close but where is that oil coming from? the second of june turned into the 4th of july as young people in chicago did battle with roman candles. and is the third time the charm? the jooky making his third attempt to win the triple crown. >> reporter: what's been the highlight of your racing career or has it come yet? >> not yet. i'm waiting for saturday. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose. the united states has become the target of a high-tech invasion.
chinese hackers broke into a u.s. government computer system and stole personal information on at least four million current and former federal employees. chief white house correspondent major garrett is following this developing story. >> reporter: federal cyber officials first noticed the hack of government servers in april. in early may investigators confirmed hackers infiltrated the office of personnel management. the clearing house for all federal employee records and the interior department. the four million current and former federal employees are at risk because the hack reached into databases containing what the government calls personally identifiable information including job assignments performance ratings, and training. officials said the hack did not access information collected in background or security clearance investigations. they wander the investigation could reveal more federal employees at risk. the process of notifying those affected will begin next week. the hack occurred before the
federal government installed new cyber-security safeguards. but a new system known as einstein which decodes cyber attacks was used to confirm the breech braech. this is the second chinese hack of the office of personnel management in a little more than a year. charlie, u.s. administration officials tell us it has never been clear whether the hackers are part of the chinese government or are working indirectly on the behalf. >> rose: federal agents are continuing their investigation of an isis-inspired plot to behead an american and attack police officers. it all fell apart when one suspect was shot to death during a confrontation with cops and agents in boston. and another was arrested. jeff glor has the latest on investigation. >> reporter: today, usaama rahim's family came to the boston parking lot where the 26-year-old was shot. their attorney ronald sullivan says the family had no indication he was being radicalized by isis.
>> the family does not-- did not know of any plans or any plans to kill anybody or engage in any other form of misconduct. >> reporter: investigators believe rahim and his nephew david wright discussed possibly targeting pamela geller, the organizer of last month's draw muhammad contest in kevin garnett. two isis sympathizes were shot and killed by police. according to court documents, on may 31, rahim and wright met on a rhode island beach with a third man and talked about the beheading of a victim in another state. police know who the third man is but they have not charged him with a crime. investigators say the plot was inspired by isis propaganda online. according to a recent brookings study of isis activity on twitter, there are up two 2,000 core users pumping out isis propaganda. the f.b.i. estimates approximately 50,000 people or accounts are retweeting those
message which are then seen by roughly 200,000 followers. from there isis propagandists lead would-be jihadists to encrypted online sites that are nearly impossible to monitor. federal officials tell us hundreds of cases similar to usaama rahim's are being prioritized. charlie, as this case shows, the f.b.i. and police are now moving much more quickly to get ahead of pending threat. >> rose: thanks, jeff. great balls of oil are washing up on the beaches of southern california. two weeks ago a pipeline broke near santa barbara. tar, possibly from the spill has washed ashore in at least three counties to the south a stretch of long beach is now closed because of potential health hazards. danielle nottingham is there. >> reporter: the tar balls spread across an 80-mile stretch of southern california's coast. long beach is the latest to close after the oily material was spotted. overnight, cleanup crews scooped up nearly 60 gallons of tar balls.
today, volunteers used yellow flags to mark more of the petroleum-based plobz. >> this material here is the stuff we're seeing wash up on our beach. the blobs washing up now are unlike any he has seen. what was difference in what you saw? >> typically we'll see little bits of tar in places up and down the coast here that are kind of granular. this material we saw yesterday had a lot of sea floor products. it was more like an oily consistency. it seemed fresher if you will, had a sheen to it that was uncommon for up. >> reporter: the congratulate is testing samples to determine if they're connected to last month's oil spill 140 miles north in santa barbara county. the slick covered nine square miles of central california's coast and leaked as much as 101,000 gallons of oil. investigators now know a corroded pipeline is to blame. the ruptured pipe's metal was
worn away just one-16th of an inch thick. noaa scientist jordan stout said it is not uncommon for oil from this area to be carried miles down the coast but the source of the tar balls has scientists stumped. >> it's really going to be a chemical fingerprint chemical analysis that will help to determine whether or not it's tied to oils from this area. >> reporter: long beach officials expect to get the test results on these oily clumps by the weekend. until then, charlie, they expect to see under of these washing up along this shore. >> rose: thanks, danielle. today, cbs news learned that former florida governor jeb bush will make it official on june 15. he's running for the republican presidential nomination. former rick perry of texas got in today his second run for the g.o.p. nomination. that republican field to a large but even 10. john dickerson is our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation." he joins us from the state that holds the first presidential primary, new hampshire.
john, let me ask. the republican field. how do you assess them so far? >> reporter: well, if you look at the two pieces of news you mentioned today, governor perry and governor bush, they're running against each other charlie, but they're also running a bit as a unit, along with the other governors, and the argument they make is the decision-making talent is one that governors have, and that's the one that most closely approximates what you need as a president. governor perry talked about that a lot in his remarks today. he said leadership is not a speech you give on the senate floor, but it's also a shot at all those republican senators, cruz and rubio and paul and graham. >> rose: on the democratic side you have former governor and senator chafee of rhode island. you've got senator bernie sanders, already in. and then you've got former governor o'malley of maryland in. how will that shape up? and does it provide some risk for secretary clinton? >> reporter: well, secretary clinton is still the titan in the race.
all of those-- those men that are running against her, they are still big long shots to even be competitive with her. but what was interesting about lincoln chafee was the critique of hillary clinton. he said that she-- he challenge herd trustworthiness and her foreign policy judgment. martin o'malley also talked about the need fair new generation. so the danger or downside for secretary clinton is voters are going to hear a consistent message from both republicans and democrats for a long time. >> rose: thank you john. john dickerson in new hampshire. he make his debut this sunday as anchor of "face the nation." his guests include rick perry and new jersey governor chris christie. police broke up a street battle in chicago this week. the weapon of choice was a bit unusual. here is dean reynolds. >> reporter: when the weather turns warm expert weekend approaches chicago police brace for crowds of youths with mayhem on their mind. this video posted on youtube and
viewed 300000 times and counting was shot tuesday night according to witnesses on the near west side. shootings in this neighborhood are up 53% so far this year, but these kids were firing roman candles at each other. usually seen around the 4th of july, roman candles are a type of fireworks which includes small amounts of gun powder. they're banned in several states because of injuries that can result from mishandling or misfires. witnesses said the tuesday night participants may have been gang members or may have been friends or a mix of both. a chicago police spokesman downplayed the incident's significant and says there was no indication that toots a de-escalation in violence. when gangs here have real disagreements, he said they usually resort to guns. resident chaquita lane says such scenes here are routine. >> i'm happy they do this instead of all the shooting and everything else that takes place. >> reporter: and the luck just
thing about this incident is that no one was hurt. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> rose: ukraine's president warned today rub of rebels backed my bye russia may be planning a large-scale oppositive against government troops. the two sides have been fighting over territory in the east. more than 6,000 have died. the russians insist their soldiers are not involved but two were recently captured. clarissa ward spoke with them in ukraine. >> reporter: the ukrainian army has always insisted that russian soldiers are leading separatist rebellion in eastern ukraine. now they claim that these men paraded on local tv are living proof of that. russia denies they were active duty soldiers. sergeant alexander alexandrov was shot in the leg when he was captured last month. he confirmed to us that he was serving with russian special forces when he was sent to ukraine with 200 other soldiers on a secret mission.
"when i came to ukraine, i trusted the government," he told us. "i thought the war was necessary necessary." and now that's changed? "yes," he said. "now that's changed drastically." he said he feels abandoned by his country and was shocked to see his wife on russian television supporting the government's claim that he resigned from the army last year. "those were not his words "he told us. "they were rehearsed. that's what she was asked to say." in a jail run by ukraine's intelligence agency, we also met captain yevgeny yerofeyev. he was much more careful with his words. did you understand that this was a secret mission? you don't want to answer that? "i think not "he said. "it's well known that some russian military personnel are located in ukrainian territory." and yet the russian government continues to deny that.
>> next. >> reporter: but vitaliy naida says the facts are clear. he's the head of counter-intelligence for european community's c.i.a. and estimates there are 8,000 russian soldiers in eastern ukraine. >> they fire missiles. they instruct locals, those separatists, how to use machine guns, how to use russian grenade launchers. russians play dumb in the military conflict. >> reporter: so what's your reaction when president putin and the russian government say these were not active-duty soldiers? >> putin lies to all the world that there are no russian armed forces, russian special troops on the territory of ukraine. he is a liar. >> reporter: international monitors in eastern ukraine said today that they have spotted heavy weapons moving towards front-line positions held by separatists. and, charlie, there is a real concern that this cease-fire
could be breaking down. >> rose: thank you clarissa. clarissa ward in kiev, ukraine. today an advisory panel recommended that the f.d.a. approve a little pink pill designed to boost a woman's sexual desire. dr. jon lapook is here. jon, it's been called the female viagra, but that's not what it is, is it? >> reporter: no, it isn't. viagra works from the waist down by increasing local blood flow to treat erectile dysfunction. this pill works from the brain up to increase arousal. >> rose: how significant is it? >> reporter: it could be stfg for some women but the committee agonized over this decision because the benefits were quite modest in some cases and also because of significant side effects including sleepiness dizziness, and when used with alcohol actually fainting which is why they're recommending it with an asterisk with certain restrictions. this has been politicized the last few years. it has been rejected twice. this is the third time it's up.
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more than 21,000 times something he never imagined growing up poor on his family farm in mexico. you were one of 12 children. >> too many it kids, huh? >> reporter: too many kids. >> a lot of brothers and sisters. >> reporter: he didn't have much, but still espinosa dreamed big. one night he saw a program about bill gates on tv and became fascinated with the idea of success. you read books written by millionaires. >> yup. >> reporter: why? >> i am curious. i'm always curious since i was-- since i remember. how they come to be millionaires, how they are so successful. >> reporter: he learned to succeed he needed to set goals. >> i always have goals and that's what got me this far. if i have a dream maybe that never happens. >> reporter: he was inspired to become a jockey after living with his brother a horse trainer. he even drove a bus in mexico city to pay his way through
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