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they were safe, pinned down behind a concrete wall. >> darkness before we move. >> we can't move from street to street. because of the snipers. said, this man who has been fighting isis for four years. and then, came word there was a suspected isis suicide car bomber nearby. 400 yards away the fighters told us they lost five soldiers to one of the bombs the day before. they are worried that a suicide car bomber is coming towards the point where we were just sitting. so, they asked us to move over here to take cover. >> it turned out to be a false alarm. minutes later this home made armored car arrived. known as the scorpion. it drew another barrage of isis gunfire. before ferrying our team to safety. even faced with inevitable defeat, isis showed us they're determined to wreak more death in this shattered city. what we did not see in raqqa were the areas under isis control.
that's most of the city, anthony. an estimated 2500 isis fighters and tens of thousand of civilians. >> holly williams with some extraordinary reporting. thank you, holly. >> the drinking water in wilmington, north carolina is tested for a toxic substance called genx used in nonstick products. it turned up recently in the cape fear river, which supplies 250,000 people. jericka duncan is in wilmington. >> reporter: this fayetteville plant 80 miles upstreet from wilmington where genx is manufactured by dupont, and company officials revealed the chemical has been released into the river for nearly four decades. >> they caught us off-guard.
>> wilmington mayor bill safo. >> we don't know what will this do to us drinking it for long period of time. three year study by north carolina state university and the epa out this past fall, showed an elevated presence of genx in wilmington's tap water. but the findings weren't publicly disclosed until this month. >> so i ask all of you to keep this going until our walter is clean! >> reporter: last week city council meeting was standing room only. why has this been allowed to go on for so long? i have been drinking this water my entire life. >> reporter: the long term health effects of genx are unknown. studies submitted by dupont to the epa have shown it caused tumors in reproductive problems in lab animals. >> what you going to do now? >> lisa grogan's son battled rare kidney cancer. she and other parents with cancer in the area aren't pointing fingers but are wondering if toxins in drinking
>> because of what our kids have been through. hard to look at out us and say the water is probably okay. we are not willing to accept that risk. >> amy herman's son, jacob had leukemia. >> seems odd we are having to fight for clean water after we have fought for our children's lives. >> reporter: there are currently no federal drinking water standards for genx. under epa rules, dupont and the release of genx into the water may have been perfectly legal. that's because the it is a byproduct of another substance. >> there is a loophole that needs to be looked at. by congress to make certain that we have safe, good drinking water. in this country. >> state inspectors are now testing the current levels of genx in wilmington's water and the epa is also investigating. >> we as citizens of this nation, need to know what those chemicals are. so at least we can make decisions for our own families as to whether we should drink water or not. >> it will no longer release the byproduct of genx into the cape fear river. and they believe that, product has the not had an impact on the safety of drinking water
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question. his data shows police fatally shoot more than 900 people every year. since 2005, 8 officers have been charged but 29 convicted. >> jurors are seemingly very reluctant to second-guess the life and death street encounters. >> more importantly stinson says the law is on the officer's side the moment they enter the courtroom based on 1989 u.s. supreme court ruling that dictates how juries should deliberate. jury instructions like these in the trial state that officers can use deadly force if they belief there is an if nent threat to themselves or others. and, use of force, must be judged from the perspective of of a reasonable officer on the scene, and not with 20/20 hindsight. >> he has his hand there now. >> though some officers lose their jobs, the objective is to avoid the court cases altogether. the president of the law enforcement legal defense fund. he says, de-escalation training is needed. >> not every occasion in america, do we need an
aggressive bulldog. or certainly a pit bull. we don't need police officers, barking at the end of their chain and snapping and snarling at, citizens. awe all the of those 29 officer convictions, 15 were found guilty by a jury. there are at least 20 police officers, currently waiting to stand trial across the country, in use of force cases. anthony. >> thank you. >> and coming up next, wildfires in the west, chase hundreds out of their homes. i did everything i could to make her party perfect. almost everything. you know, 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x.
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won't have any more fuel to burn. >> an estimated 1500 residents have been forced to leave the brianhead area in the last week. families have lived in these mountainside communities for generations. they now anxiously wait to find out if anything is left. >> sleepless nights. 20 years of memory on the mountain. our dna on the hill. >> further west, 878 acre brushfire near los angeles over the weekend. caused drivers to do a to turn as thick smoke and flames engulfed part of the freeway. in arizona where 100 degree temperatures persist, dry conditions continue to fuel a wildfire near the city of prescott. the fire here in utah its just over that hill, you can see and smell smoke. throughout the town. but anthony, firefighters are hoping for a little bit of a break when the strong winds subside just a tad and temperatures are in the upper 80s instead of 90s by tomorrow. >> jamie yuccas with an ominous scene behind her. ahanks, jamie.
takata filed for bankruptcy protection so it can keep supplying replacements for faultily inflaters. a defect caused some to explode sending shrapnel into the vehicles. 16 deaths, 180 injuries worldwide linked to this. ore than 100 million inflaters have been recalled. the government says bernie madoff's late sons benefited from his massive ponzi scheme. today their estates agreed to turn over $23 million. mark madoff, committed suicide in 2010. his brother, andrew died of cancer in 2014. neither was charged in the fraud for which their father is serving 150 years. a trustee has recovered about 2/3 of the $17.5 billion madoff's customers lost.
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after rejection letters, she landed a $2,000, publishing deal. >> just 500 hard cover copies were printed. there would be six more volumes of course. more than 450 million books sold in 79 languages, movies, games, toys, followed. a generation has grown up reading about the boy wizard with the lightning bolt scar. and fans now try to relive the hogwarts experience in amusement parks. a first edition of that first harry potter novel can sell for as much as $55,000 today. it features a printing error on page 53. on the list of equipment, one wand appears twice. today, rowling tweeted 20 years ago today a world i had lived in alone was suddenly opened to others. it's been wonderful. thank you. >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news, and ofrs
from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm anthony mason. this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dukopil. the battle in syria its entering crucial stage. u.s. backed troops are closing the noose around raqqa. which isis declared as its capital. the fighting fierce, much of the city destroyed. holly williams and her crew were the first western news team to make it inside raqqa. here's holly. >> we walked into raqqa. for three years an isis stronghold. now pummeled by u.s. air strikes and nearly surrounded by america's allies on the ground. a rag tag army known as the syrian democc
the extremists are losing territory quickly, some times leaving their weapons behind. under isis control, raqqa became infamous for depraved acts of violence. american journalists were beheaded nearby. this child was captured holding a severed head. and even now that raqqa is under siege, isis is still deadly. when part of our team moved forward, they were spotted by an isis sniper. our producer, omarabdul kadir had no choice but make a run for cover. they were safe, pinned down behind a concrete wall. >> darkness before we move. >> we can't move from street to street. because of the snipers. said, this man who has been fighting isis for four years.
suspected isis suicide car bomber nearby. 400 yards away the fighters told us they lost five soldiers to one of the bombs the day before. they are worried that a suicide car bomber is coming towards the point where we were just sitting. so, they asked us to move over here to take cover. >> it turned out to be a false alarm. minutes later this home made armored car arrived. known as the scorpion. it drew another barrage of isis gunfire. before ferrying our team to safety. even faced with inevitable defeat, isis showed us they're determined to wreak more
what we did not see in raqqa were the areas under isis control. that's most of the city, anthony. an estimated 2500 isis fighters and tens of thousand of civilians. before the july 4th recess. monday they released a version of the bill, trying to woo some gop senators off the fence. then the congressional budget office released its review and all bets were off. nancy cordes reports. >> obviously, it's not good news. >> arizona's john mccain says he is staying on the fence. after congressional number crunchers determined his party's senate health care bill would result in 22 million more americans going without coverage by 2026. a slight improvement over the house version. which president trump described as mean. >> that was my term. because, i want to see -- i want to see, i speak from the heart. that's what i want to see. i want to see a bill with heart. >> the congressional budget office says the biggest drop in coverage would come next year.
would be uninsured, primarily because obama care's penalty for not having insurance would be eliminated. coverage would decrease in later years because of lower spending on medicaid. and, substantially smaller average subsidies for coverage than obama care provides. >> these programs are greg at an unsustainable rate. >> republicans who support the bill say their market based approach will lead to more choices, and lower costs. but the cbo projects that under the gop plan, most people purchasing insurance on the individual market, would have higher out of pocket spending on health care. even democrats, note as the the wealthy, get a tax break. >> despite internal resistance, republican leaders are vowing to hold a vote this week. oklahoma's jim inhofe, predicts gop holdouts will come around. >> the choice is you want to go back home and say, well i supported obama care over the republican plan. and, i d't
still the 22 million coverage figure is a set back. a short time ago, anthony, the white house put out a statement saying the cbo has a "history of inaccuracy." pointing out the cbo was off when it predicted coverage under obama care. too. >> the supreme court has handed president trump a partial victory in the legal battle over his proposed travel ban. jan crawford has details. >> reporter: the federal government will gear up to start denying visas to certain people from six majority muslim countries at the justices handed the president his first victory in the legal appeals over his travel ban. in an unsigned opinion announced by chief justice john roberts
preserving national security is an urgent objective of highest order. a rebuke to two federal appeals courts that issued sweeping nationwide injunctions against the bans. the courts said it amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination against muslims and exceeded the president's authority under federal law. the ban is expected to take effect within 72 hours. the contrast to the initial travel ban announced in january with little warning and much chaos before lower courts blocked it. the department of homeland security said this ban will be done professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers. but the courts stopped short of allowing the president's full ban to take effect. saying it would not apply to people from those countries who have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states such as close family member or position at american company or university.
that part of the court's decision and in his dissent, clarenc thomas warned that the court's compromise was unworkable and will invite a flood of litigation until this case is finally resolved on the merits. >> now the justices, scheduled arguments on the merits. but by then the case would be moot. the administration said it needed the temporary plan while it reviewed vetting procedures. by october the review should be complete. >> supreme court decision touched off tweet storm from president trump and white house officials. chip reid has that story. >> reporter: in a tweet he wrote, very grateful for the 9-# decision from the u.s. supreme court. we must keep america safe. in a written statement he called the decision a clear victory for our national security. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the cbs "overnight news." there is outrage in north carolina, residents who live along the cape fear river have been told a local chemical company has been dumping a potentially dangerous toxin into their water supply for 37 years. jericka duncan in wilmington, north carolina with the story. >> reporter: the property on the cape fear river in fayetteville, north carolina. here where a chemical, genx, a byproduct has been making its way 80 miles downriver into wilmington's tap water. the cape fear public utility authority, co-authored a three year study on the chemical's elevated presence in the water. but the findings were never made available to the general public not even to wilmington mayor.
>> 1980. >> reporter: last week a city council meeting in wilmington was over capacity as they demanded that they held them accountable. >> why has this been allowed to go on so long. i have been drinking this watt r my entire life. >> wilmington's self proclaimed cancer mom showed up. amy herman's son jacob had leukemia and received chemofor three years. >> odd we have to fight for clean water. >> lisa grogan's son was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer. >> because of what our kids have been thr. it is hard for people to look at
us and say, the water is riv f decades may have been perfectly legal. that's because, it is a byproduct of another substance. the long term health effects of genx on humans are unknown. studies submitted to the epa by dupont, between 2006 and 2013 show it caused tumors and reproductive problems in lab animals. the company says genx is a safer alternative to another dupont chemical called c 8 which is no longer makes.
dupont was forced to pay the largest fine in epa history, for failing to report c 8 substantial risk to human health. this past february, dupont doled out more than $670 million to settle a class action lawsuit involving c 8 water contamination in the ohio river valley. jennifer adams vice chair of the cape fear public utility authority, was asked why the waumter company never made its genx study public. >> there wasn't anything in kated in the report that indicated immediate action was needed. >> cbs news learned adams worked as chemical enegypt near at dupont from 1990 to 2001. >> given your connection with dupont, do you know any bed that works at the plant? >> yes, i do. >> have there been any discussions between any board members including yourself and anyone at kimors? >> no. >> or dupont? >> no. >> walter inspectors are testing current l
late next month. excruciating wait for a may your whose community is desperate to know if their water is safe. >> we don't know what this is going to do to us. that have been drinking it for long periods of time. how long has it been in the river? since 1980. yes. how much of it has been in the river? >> genx typically used in nonstick products. now, it is said that they will voluntarily remove, recapture and make sure that that, is safely disposed any waste water from the byproduct. meanwhile the company goes on to tell cbs news it continues to believe that emissions from its plant have not impacted the drinking water safety.
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i remember watching and thinking what is he going to do next? >> think i created some people that wouldn't normally watch tennis. which was one of my goals. >> reporter: he battled the other greats of the time. and bjorn borg, jimmy connors, ivan lendl and battled any umpire he thought was wrong. [ bleep ], get the [ bleep ] -- >> he thought a lot of umpires were wrong. >> what did i say, umpire? tell me? please tell me. please tell me. please tell me! >> reporter: you seem to push it right up to the line. >> not the only one. got to be aware of what you can, can't do. do that all right time in other sports. oh, my good you take it to the
>> reporter: after all. he figured they would never actually throw him out. >> didn't want to get rid of one of the best guy, bringing ratings and interest. part of the incentive of getting good because you get away with more. >> you cannot be serious? >> you cannot be serious became his catch phrase. and the title of his first autobiography. followed now by a second. if there is a common theme, it is intensity. that spark lit long ago by his father back in queens. >> my late father, he managed me. so he was great early on. he said, listen. you don't need to do this. you are better than them. you know, a loud dinner table at my house. >> he started playing tennis at eight. and quickly climbed through the junior ranks. at 1, as an amateur, he stunned even himself. by making the semifinals, at wimbledon. >> the critics could harumpf about super brat all they wanted he was ranked one in men's
tennis from 1981 to 1984. >> do you thing it helped or hurt your game? >> think it helped it. some times. hurt it at others. you know cost me big matches. >> really? >> yeah. >> because? >> i hurt myself by getting involved in stuff. where the crowd would turn, momentum would shift. i would waste unnecessary energy. i screwed myself. >> by his mid 20s. on top of the world. traveling, hanging out with rock
stars, beginning to feel pressure from younger, filter players. adding to the pressure, he met actress tatum o'neal and was caught up in the whirlwind of her notorious hollywood family. >> i never was in the "national enquirer". and i was like what the h lechlt l is going on here? >> you weren't prepared for that? >> in retrospect. i would say the safe answer would be no. >> mcenroe and o'neal married, had three children and tried for a there mall life. >> i had a kid when i was 27. and i took about six months off at that time. and the plan was okay you are going to sort of regroup. been going hard, eight, nine years. the game is changing. a lot more power. going to figure out how to come back a better player. >> that was your plan. >> didn't work out that way. >> how did it work out? >> worked out i wasn't as good a player. >> mcenroe did not win a grand slam singles title after theage 25u6. he and o'neal divorced after eight years. their custody agreement required him to take anger management classes. then, in 1993, life took a dramatic turn. he met someone new. he was impressed. she, not so much. ♪ those times i waited for you seem so long ago ♪ >> i didn't really follow tennis. i mean i knew he was. i knew he yelled at people. but i didn't really have. that's all i knew. >> good-bye to you ♪ >> patty smyth the lead singer of scandal and fresh off hit duet with don henley of the eagles. ♪ there's a dann
somebody too much ♪ >> reporter: even so she found mcenroe's brand of fame some what bewildering. you say that you think john inspires real love and real hate at the same time. what do you mean by that? >> you weren't talking about yourself? >> not me, baby. i know you. people feel look they know him. he is so familiar. he stood up to the man. he challenged them. he said, you can believe this out. [ bleep ] you, i'm not going to take it. so there were a lot of people who were like, yeah. maybe people who didn't have the nerve off to do it themselves in their own life. then when they maybe get up the nerve to come over and ask john for yet another selfie while we are in the middle of a romantic dinner. john says no, not right now.
not a good time. they give right to, i knew you were a [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. so they go from i love you, man, you are the greatest, but, it flips so fast. if his image hasn't changed much over the years. his interests have. on tour long ago used to kill time in museums. and today has a love for contemporary art. >> who is this? >> frank stella. >> his own invitation only gallery in new york city. >> i relate to artist a lot. they're out there by themselves. like tennis players. and they're basically stripped naked. >> what's really fascinated and perhaps frustrated him is mupzic. a fair guitarist he played with the best. so, soon after he and patty married in 1997, he had a bright idea. ♪ ♪ you're lying >> reporter: you really wanted to join her band? >> yeah, of course he did. >> why wouldn't i. she is a great sing ser. >> he would want to be the lead singer in my band. yes he would. >> patty who gave up her music career for several years to care
for combined six children, finally did what all the umpires of old had so wanted to do. she told him in effect to shut up. >> you get one amazing gift like john get. you've don't get two. sorry to. go from anything to a musician. not allowed. >> married for 20 years, the mcenroes soon will be empty nesters. patty is working on new songs. john, plays in senior events. and exhibitions. and looks for the next great star. among the young players, training, at his tennis academy in new york city. his message to them seems to be, do what i say. not exactly what i did. >> don't, don't beat yourself. >> have you ever beat yourself? >> i probably have beaten myself. i tried to learn from that what i did. here is a secret. everyone come of in close. some times they said i went a lit tool far. >> in just over a week, stuffy old england will again, play host. to that brash american.
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it's tuesday, june 27th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. the white house issues a warning to syria as the trump administration reveals the regime may be planning another chemical attack. >> remember, this capitol does not belong to the senators. this capitol doesn't belong to congress. this is the people's house. >> democrats make a late night appearance on the steps of the u.s. capitol to protest the proposed gop health care bill. wildfires surge in the western u.s. firefighters are bng