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>> pelley: a treasure of rare baseball cards discovered in an attic in ohio has sold at auction. 37 cards went to anonymous buyers in baltimore last night for a total of more than half a million dollars. nearly half of that went for a 1910 hopus wagner. the cards were among more than 700 found in february in the home of a woman who had recently died. 20 nieces and nephews will share
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in the profits. now for our nightly warning. here come the olympic results. we're going to start with 16-year-old wejan shahra-khani. she lost her first and only judo match in just 82 seconds, but there was victory this her defeat. she became the first woman from saudi arabia to compete in the olympics. michael phelps also made history today with his 17th gold medal. he won the 100-meter butterfly, his last individual event before he retires. 17-year-old missy franklin broke the world record in the 200-meter backstroke to win her third gold. and katie ledecky one the 800-meter freestyle. at 15, she is the youngest u.s. olympian in any sport. gabby douglas is 16, and she's on a cereal box. we'll take you to where it all began for this gold medalist♪ next. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't.
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dena walker. she began keeping douglas at age eight. what did you see in her then? >> just incredible flexibility, really spunky, very quick, good power, strong-- all the attributes you would need to be an olympic champion. >> reporter: two years ago, at age 14, douglas moved 1200 miles and a world away to iowa, to train with a new coach who trained other olympiciaps. she saw her mother just four times in two years. but last night, her mother was there as she vaulted into olympic history. dub haas is the first african american and only the fourth american woman to win the all-around individual gymnastics gold medal. mary lou retton was the first. >> she has inspired a whole generation of young african americans to say, you know what? i can do this, too. i mean i guess goosebumps when i say it, i can do and be just like gabby douglas and do what
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she did. the world is at my doorstep. >> reporter: at douglas' old jim, nine-year-old micah swaby, who trains about five hours a day, five days a week, now dreams of her own olympic moment. >moment. how does it make you feel about your own gymnastics? >> it's very inspiring, and it makes meantime to push myself harder. >> reporter: yesterday, the young gymnasts watched together as she gave her gold medal performance. >> it's weird seeing her an olympian and that's what people know her as. i see her as just gabby, my friend. >> reporter: her friend, the olympic champion. >> it means so much, all the efforts put in the gym, and hard days. hard days are the best because that's where champions are made. if you push through the hard days, you can get through anything. >> reporter: the discipline, drive, and talent that first blossomed here now in full bloom. elaine quijano, cbs news, virginia beach, virginia. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott
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pelley. i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh this is 9 news now. tonight a prince george's county police officer facing second degree assault and eight other misdemeanor charges for supposedly trying to cover up a shooting. investigators say he lied about why his gun went off during an arrest six months ago, his claim unraveling because of surveillance footage of the crime scene. kristin fisher has more from hyattsville. respect you would think in this day in age that a police officer of all people would know that video cameras are everywhere, but it seems corporal donald taylor forgot that. these are the charging documents that essentially say taylor wonderfully arrested somebody, fired his weapon in
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-- wrongfully arrested somebody, fired his weapon in the middle of that arrest and lied about the whole thing. this happened in february in


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