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>> it's going to be awesome. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. we open with a bid of one, no trump. the political play of the day by the republican front-runner pulling out of the next presidential debate tomorrow night. if it is a publicity stunt, it's working. but it could also be a risky move. five days before iowa, where donald trump is neck and neck with ted cruz, in the battle for the first votes of campaign 2016. here's major garrett. >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. so let them have their debate, and let's see how they do with the ratings. >> reporter: it began with a statement from fox news, mocking a future president trump as unable to deal with foreign adversaries, and replacing his cabinet with his twitter followers. >> when i see a press release written by a child, like i just saw, i said, what do i have to do?
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to fox news moderator megyn kelly, whom he has accused of bias since she asked tough questions at the first g.o.p. debate in august: >> you've called women you don't p like, "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs." >> reporter: but in 2011, trump only had praise for kelly. >> do you really think that you're a better moderator than i am? >> no, i could never beat you. that wouldn't even be close. there would be no contest. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> reporter: ted cruz locked in a dead heat with trump here, called trump's dispute with fox news laughable. >> apparently, megyn kelly is really, really scary. ( laughter ) and, you know, donald is a fragile soul. ( laughter ) you know, if she asks him mean questions, i mean, his hair might stand on end. >> reporter: on twitter, trump replied, re-igniting the controversy of cruz's canadianrt
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"ted cruz wants to debate mero again," he wrote "can we do it in canada?" >> poor little donald, being mistreated. >> reporter: jeb bush, trailing in the polls, predicted trump will actually take the stage and try to turn back to the issues. >> we have to have the courage to change medicare. >> reporter: but trump did get support from influential conservative radio host rush limbaugh. >> i got news for you-- he is controlling the media, and it's his objective. he is controlling the media. he controls the media when he'sdi not on it. he he controls the media when he is on it. he controls the media when he's asleep. >> reporter: by fox's count, trump has appeared on the network 132 times during the campaign, far more than any of his republican rivals. scott, trump is now challenging the network's well-defined role in the republican nomination conversation, and the network, well aware of the stakes, is not backing down. >> pelley: and the trump campaign has just told us that he will be hosting an event for
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debate. major garrett for us tonight. major, thank you. now, on the democratic side, bernie sanders took a detour off what he hopes will be his new office. here's nancy cordes. >> god, what a turnout! >> reporter: there are few things that will pull a candidate out of iowa five days before the caucus-- a legitimacy-lending meeting with the president is one of them. >> the president and i discussed this morning a number of issues; foreign policy issues, domesticsu issues, occasionally a little bit of politics. >> reporter: the white house insists the sit-down was in the works for a while and was not meant to balance out the president's lavish praise of clinton in a recent interview. >> reporter: his approval matters, as both candidates vie to win over his supporters. >> you know, before it was called obamacare, it was called
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>> reporter: even the sanders slogan, "a future to believe in," looks a lot like mr. obama's "change we can believe in." >> i was a fan of obama from the beginning. >> reporter: kimberley boggus and zoey wagner both live in beaverdale, an iowa town that was so gung-ho for candidate obama it got nicknamed "obamadale." which way do you sense that beaverdale is going this time?rd o >> you know it's a third-- a third hillary, a third o'malley, and a third sanders.r, >> reporter: wagner, a high school junior, is a precinct captain for clinton. why do you think the campaign went with someone so young asng their precinct captain? >> um-- >> because she's good. >> i think it just has to do's with energy, you know, and passion for the job.th i mean, i believed in her since day one. >> reporter: sanders wasted no time getting back to iowa for an event here in mason city tonight. he said he didn't bother, scott,bo asking the president for his endorsement, because the white house has vowed to stay neutral
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nancy, thank you very much. now for this question: who should not be president?ar the pew research center has a new poll tonight. 20% of americans said they'd be less likely to vote for a candidate who used marijuana. 37% don't want a candidate who'snt had an affair. 41% don't like personal financial troubles. and the number one disqualifier? 51% said they wouldn't haveoe faith in a candidate who does not believe in god. last night, we broke the storyen of lavish spending by one of the most prominent charities for wounded veterans. financial records show that, compared to similar charities, the wounded warrior project spends a far smaller share of sha what it takes in on the vets themselves. well, tonight, we have more of
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and producer jennifer janisch.re >> reporter: the nation's most prominent veterans charity isit facing criticism from more than 40 former employees about how it spends the more than $800 million it's raised in the past six years. we asked marc owens, a former director of tax-exempt organizations of the i.r.s., to review the wounded warrior project's tax documents.s. what was your biggest concern in reading these forms? >> that i couldn't tell the number of people that were assisted. i thought that was truly unusual. if the organization is asking for money and spending money-- purportedly spending money to assist veterans, i'd like to know. >> reporter: wounded warrior project says 80% of their money is spent on programs for veterans. that's because they include some promotional items, direct response advertising and shipping and postage costs. take that out, and the figures look more like what charity watchdogs say: that only 54% to 60% of donations go to help wounded service members.me
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should and should be included in the program and services. your response? >> i would be curious to know how asking people for money equates to the assistance of wounded veterans. >> reporter: steven nardizzi has been c.e.o. since 2009. in 2014 he was paid nearly half a million dollars. that's in line with similar- sized charities, but many former employees told us they thought it was too much. nardizzi defended his salary to our norfolk affiliate last april. >> my salary is less than one- tenth of 1% of the donationsle that come in. and i am running an organizationg that is helping hundreds of thousands of warriors. >> reporter: last year, w.w.p. gave a $150,000 grant to a group that defends higher spending on overhead, executive salaries and fund-raising by charities. nardizzi says the more money the
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it can spend on veterans. >> if your only fixation is spending the most on programs, that's feeling good but not necessarily doing good. you could run a lot of programes activities, you could spend aey lot of money, and have them beve wholly ineffective. >> reporter: but charity watchdog daniel borochoff says his biggest concern is that the group is sitting on a $248 million surplus and not enough of it is being spent on veterans. >> it would be helpful if these hundreds of millions of dollars were being spent to help veterans in the shorter term, in the year or two, rather thanr being held for longer term. >> reporter: wounded warriort project told us it is committing $100 million to a new mental health care initiative, and they hope to raise another $500 million for long-term care for severely wounded veterans.re but, scott, it could be yearsnd before most of that money makes an impact on the lives of wounded service members. >> pelley: chip reid with our cbs news investigation.
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a lawsuit today is demanding that all the lead pipes in flint, michigan's water system be replaced. at least 100 children there have elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood. the lead came out of pipes for more than a year, after flint failed to add standard anti-corrosion chemicals to the water. adriana diaz is back in flint tonight. >> now is the time to act, to do things to help the people of flint. >> reporter: michigan governor rick snyder told flint to haveov faith in his recovery plan, but it will still take months before he knows if the tap water ister clean. flint residents have said they want their lead pipes replaced the before they drink the water. when is the soonest that one of those lines will be replaced? >> a lot of work is being done to even understand where the lead service lines fully are. >> reporter: for now, anti- corrosion chemicals in the water are patching up the protective coating in pipes to help keep the lead out.rd according to experts, it's working.
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sample of roughly 2,500 flint homes. 93% had less than the federal limit of 15 parts per billion. 85% registered below 5 p.p.b. but 160 homes still had dangerous levels of lead. professor mark edwards of virginia tech was the first to detect elevated lead levels in the water last summer, when state officials tried to discredit him. now the governor has tapped himer to help oversee the recovery.rd edwards says current lead levels are three to four times lower than this summer's highs. so do you think people here are weeks away from being able to drink unfiltered tap water? months? >> more likely, more realistically, you're talking two, two and a half months.r: >> reporter: until then, flint's 99,000 residents, like rose and dennis richmond, have to drink bottled and filtered water, as water bills pile up. >> it is not right and it's not fair. so we'll just have to see what
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on bottled water, many are refusing to pay their water a bills, and some have joined a class action lawsuit to get their money back. scott, the mayor has requestedeque $3 million from the state to keep the city's now-underfunded water utility afloat. >> pelley: adriana diaz, thanks. a tornado swept through broward. county, florida, today. trees came down, roofs tore up, trucks and cars were tossed. florida's turnpike was closed north of fort lauderdale, but there was only one injury, and it wasn't serious. in oregon, law enforcement has cut off access to buildings on a national wildlife refuge wherego armed anti-government protesters had been holed up for weeks. last night, when some of the group's leaders were driving to a meeting, police closed in on them, killing one, and arresting the others. carter evans is there. >> reporter: the militia members were on their way to a community event when they were captured during a traffic stop and shots du
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in all, eight were arrested, including the group's leader, ammon bundy. conservative talk show host pete santilli, who has been embeddedia with the militia, was live-as streaming as the confrontation unfolded. >> if ammon is in custody, it's over. it's done. >> reporter: authorities say the goal was to apprehend them peacefully.on the f.b.i. won't say who shot but first, but when it was over, militia spokesman lavoy finicum was dead, and bundy's brother ryan was wounded.po harney county sheriff dave ward: >> i'm disappointed that a traffic stop yesterday, it was supposed to bring a peaceful resolution to this, ended badly. we don't arm up and rebel. we work through the appropriate channels. this can't happen anymore. >> reporter: bundy and his armed followers, none of them from oregon, took control of the malheur national wildlife refugeal on january 2 to protest land ownership by the federal government. since the takeover, federal authorities refused to raid the
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f.b.i. special agent greg bretzing says they were giveny ample opportunity to leave peacefully. >> instead, these individuals have chosen to threaten and intimidate the america theyof profess to love. >> reporter: in nearby burns, some residents feel theth protesters have more thanre overstayed their welcome. are you ready for them to leave? >> i've been ready for them to leave for-- for several weeks. >> reporter: it's estimated that as few as 10 and as many as three dozen militia members are still holed up about 10 milesl down the road behind me. and, scott, late today, through his attorney, ammon bundy urged everyone remaining here to return home to their families and let the justice system take its course. >> pelley: carter evans at thee fo scene for us. carter, thank you. there was a little more worrying news about the economy today. the federal reserve said that growth began to slow at the end of last year, and so it kept interest rates unchanged today.
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>> pelley: a new case of zika virus was reported i >> pelley: a new case of zika virus was reported in minnesota today. that makes 10 cases in five states. the mosquito-borne infection is a threat to fetuses developing in the womb. those u.s. cases are in people who traveled from south of the border, but dr. jon lapook is looking into the likelihood of an outbreak here at home.r: >> reporter: brazil is fighting the spread of zika virus by trying to control its mosquito
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so far, the zika virus has not been found in any mosquitoes in the u.s., but the types of mosquitoes that could potentially carry the virus arein found in this country. in fact, in warmer months, those mosquitoes can be found in regions where 60% of americans live. that's about 200 million people. the zika virus has been linked to a birth defect called microcephaly, where babies are born with small heads. n.y.u. langone's dr. tara shirazian says doctors here areoc bracing for the likely arrival v of the virus. in america, about four million women get pregnant each year.ly >> out of five women, only one exhibits symptoms, so the other four don't have symptoms, and may still have been exposed and may still develop microcephaly in their fetuses. and the transmission from the mom to the fetus, we think, isly relatively high. >> reporter: nurse practitioner safiyyah okoye is 22 weeks pregnant and has decided not to vacation in the caribbean this
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>> even some of the countries we were considering that weren't onel the travel ban list, i felt like, by the time of our trip in march, it seemed like the list was rapidly growing. >> reporter: today, both united and american airlines issued new policies allowing pregnant women to postpone travel or receive full refunds for flights to zika-affected countries. the common way zika spreads is through mosquito bites, but more research is needed about the risk of transmission through sexual contact and blood transfusion. and, scott, a vaccine could be f three to five years away. >> pelley: jon, thanks very much. john answered questions about zika virus in a facebook chat this evening. you can find his responses on our facebook page. and we'll be right back. my tip is, it your country when you're too weak to put on your uniform. (announcer)you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now.
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manning, negative six. is it possible to put into words how different these styles are? >> no. opposite ends of the spectrum.nd >> reporter: ray lucas played quarterback for four teams during his n.f.l. career: >> when you look at peyton manning, he's the prototypicale' old-fashioned quarterback. then you flip the script and look at cam newton, this is the new-era quarterback, running and passing threat. >> reporter: and the extreme style split extends beyond game plays and age gaps. on the sideline, manning never takes his eyes away from the printouts and looks like he's constantly cramming for the s.a.t.s. newton is demonstrative and hyper-emotional, smiling and soaking in every moment like the most rambunctious kid on the playground. about the only thing they do share is stifling defenses. the two best in the n.f.l. >> picked off by coleman! t >> i think this is going to be a defensive match-up. i know people want to see 49-48; i don't think it's going to be that way. >> reporter: it's going to be fun. >> it's going to be awesome. >> reporter: only one of these two walks away with the ring. the bronco, riding his last rodeo, or the young panther, likely on the verge of many
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jeff glor, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and, of course, you y can see super bowl 50 sunday, february 7, right here on cbs. and that's the cbs evening newsr for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ead and stay ahead.
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