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tell congress to shut it down. paid for by the dawn project. captioning sponsored by cbs >> brennan: tonight, we're learning more about the extraordinary federal investigation into former president donald trump and the legal basis for the unprecedented f.b.i. search of his florida home. the attorney general spoke publicly for the first time about the justice department probe into whether the 45 45th president illegall red white house records. >> personally approved seeking a search warrant in this matter. >> brennan: robert costa has new reporting. threats of on the rise. a suspect who allegedly tried to breach the field office with an.
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the hours' long standoff that followed. >> gun fire was exchanged. >> brennan: gas prices fall to the lowest in five months. errol barnett talks to drivers still feeling the pain. >> reporter: so you're encouraged by this but still -- >> i'm looking for more improvement. >> brennan: c.d.c.'s covid guidelines. more trantwo and a half years after the virus hit, the u.s. loosens restrictions. dr. job jon is here to make sense of it all. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> brennan: good evening, and thank you for joining us. i'm margaret brennan in for norah. tonight, the department of justice is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant that the f.b.i. used to search the florida home of former president donald trump. agents were looking for classified documents that may have illegally been taken from
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the white house. we learned today that investigators first subpoenaed those records this spring. 15 boxes of presidential records were removed by federal authorities earlier this year and returned to the national archives. attorney general merrick garland said today a federal court found probable cause to justify the warrant and called on a judge to make those details now public. garland, the nation's top law enforcement officials said that unusual disclosure would be appropriate because the former president is talking publicly about the search. we have a lot of news to get to tonight and cbs's robert costa is here to start us off. good evening to you, robert. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. it was an extraordinary moment. an attorney general who rarely goes before the cameras speaking out about the justice department's probe of a former president and f.b.i. search that
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jolted the nation's political scene. attorney general merrick garland took ownership of the decision to search former president trump's florida residence this week. >> i personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter. >> reporter: he also announced that the justice department has asked a judge to unseal the search warrant, handed over to the former president's legal team earlier this week, when federal agents arrived at trump's home, and the attorney general asserted it was trump who publicized the search. >> the department did not make any public statements on the day of the search. the former president publicly confirmed the search that evening, as is his right. >> reporter: garland's move to unseal the warrant punctuated a politically and legally charged week as supporters rallied behind the former president who declared the f.b.i. search part of a witch hunt against him. left unsaid exactly why f.b.i. agents were authorized to go in, and which documents they took from the residence.
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>> since i became attorney general, i have made clear that the department of justice will speak through its court filings and its work. >> reporter: the search was part of an ongoing federal investigation into documents trump took with him when he left the white house last year. cbs news has learned that former trump advisors have been questioned in recent months about how the former president dealt with sensitive materials and classified national security documents during and after his presidency. cbs news confirmed today that this week's f.b.i. search was preceded by a grand jury subpoena this spring which led to a june meeting between trump and lawyers to discuss exactly how documents were taken from the trump white house i robert costa is here now. how has the former president's team responded. >> reporter: just minutes ago the former president issued a statement saying he and his lawyers have been fully cooperating with the probe, but they have a deadline --
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3:00 p.m. friday -- to oppose the justice department's decision to unseal this search warrant. >> brennan: questions still about what sensitive information may be in those documents. >> reporter: exactly right. >> brennan: robert, thank you. after monday's search at mar-a-lago, anti-research rhetoric is growing louder. today an armed man in mo hoa allegedly attempted to breach and f.b.i. field office leading to a shootout where the suspect was killed. here's cbs's jeff pegues. >> reporter: police say the heavily-armed gunman drove up to the f.b.i. building in cincinnati around 9:15 this morning with a nail gun and an ar-15-style rifle. when armed agents confronted him, he fled and led police on a high-speed chase down interstate 71, which ended in a gun battle in a field near wilmington, ohio. >> gun fire was exchanged between officers on the scene and the suspect. >> reporter: the attack comes
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after the f.b.i.'s search in mar-a-lago prompted calls in civil war and violence on social media. democratic congressman eric swalwell received this threat. >> swail we'll is a worthless piece of ( bleep ). >> we've never seen a moment like this before. >> reporter: jonathan then greenblatt tracks threats at the anti-defamation league. >> as soon as the news broke about the f.b.i. search of mar-a-lago, there was a tidal wave of anger and animus that came from radical supporters of president trump and a wide range of extremists across the sort of maga movement. >> reporter: with threats increasing, d.o.j. officials removed information about the judge who signed the trump search warrant. today, the attorney general defended the agents and prosecutors. >> i will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly
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attacked. the men and women of the f.b.i. and the justice department are dedicated, patriotic public servants. >> reporter: here in washington, city officials have been monitoring for potential threats. in fact, across the country, law enforcement has been following threads online and some of the chatter nat they are seeing is similar to what they saw leading up to january 6th. late today here at the f.b.i., the f.b.i. director christopher wray released a statement saying that unfounded attacks against the f.b.i. erode the rule of law. margaret. >> brennan: jeff pegues, i know you will continue to track this story. we do have some good news for drivers -- aaa says the average price for a gallon of regular gas dipped below $4 for the first time in five months. here's cbs's errol barnett. >> today, $3.99! it's good. >> reporter: it is a rare glimmer of financial hope for
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those frustrated by fuel prices. what does it feel like to get at least this small bit of relief? >> it's okay. you know, i got a little extra money. >> reporter: the national average for gas dipping below $s after hitting a record high. relief stemming from an increase in global oil supply and decrease in fuel demand, helping to lower the rate of inflation. how encouraging is that news to you? >> well, it's great. the trend is good. the trend is your friend, but we are not out of the woods yet. >> reporter: cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger warns the bigger economic picture remains perilous. >> the problem that we see in almost every category is that you can look at a given month and say whew, we're down from the peak, and yet when you look back a year, it's still stunning. >> reporter: while lowering in the past month, compared to 2021, gas prices are up 44%, and
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air fare is 28% more expensive. >> you're still paying more than two or three years ago. >> reporter: average rent costs have jumped 14%. it's twice as high in places like cincinnati, seattle, austin and nashville. >> there are millions of americans who will continue to be under pressure until we see that inflation rate come down. >> reporter: and to jill's point, a third of americans are now spending their savings toas ve cocostl s, accorr ding talo oney is, and, while the price of regular gas has come back down to earth recently, diesel, which is the lifeblood of transporting goods all across the country, is 54% more expensive, margaret, than one year ago. >> brennan: errol barnett, thank you. well, on the pandemic front, today the c.d.c. updated its covid guidance to loosen a number of its health
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recommendations. cbs news chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook is here now with the details. good evening to you, doctor. so what is the biggest change? >> reporter: margaret, the c.d.c. is trying to consolidate and simplify its guidance and remind us the pandemic is not over, and a lot more people still need to get boosted. one important change has to do with shortening mask wearing after being infected with covid. you still need to isolate for five days, but instead of then having to wear a mask around others for five more days, you can do a home test on day six and day eight. if they're negative and if you have no symptoms or symptoms are improving and you have no fever without fever reducing medication then you can stop wearing a mask around others. >> brennan: and there are also changes, i understand, about how someone who is exposed to covid should behavior. >> reporter: right, margaret, i just confirmed this with the c.d.c. a few minutes ago that if you are exposed to somebody with covid, you no longer have to quarantine whether you are vaccinated or not.
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however, you need to wear a mask around others for ten days and get tested around day five if you have no symptoms. this should less hundred disruption in schools and elsie. >> brennan: thank you for breaking it down for us, dr. jon lapook. tonight firefighters in southwestern france are battling raging wildfires fueled by one of europe's worst droughts in centuries. it has been a brutal summer, historic heatwaves across western europe have killed thousands. cbs's roxana saberi has more from london. >> reporter: in a region of france renowned for its wine, whieferldz are raging. over 1,000 firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze near bordeaux that's forced thousands to flee their homes. countrywide, roughly 220 square miles have gone up in flames so far this year, nearly six times the annual average. blazes are also breaking out in spain and portugal, fanned by
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consecutivive heatwaves and little to no rainfall. with more than 60% of the european union and the u.k. now under a drought alert or warning, reservoirs and rivers are receding. on germany's rhine river, a commercial route, some ships cut cargo to avoid running aground. here in england the first six months of the year were the dry estin nearly five decades, coupled with the recent record high temperatures, that's left the ground at farms like this one parched. mike swerling has had to buy costly supplements and dip into winter feed because the grass s sheep nlly azis too dro eation i ever k the rm weatr us duce havtosoonit takea t just in .k. but globally d ba wakeup call. >> definitely. >> reporter: parts of england and europe are expected rain in the coming days but scientists
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warn climate change is making droughts and heatwaves more frequent and intense. margaret. >> brennan: roxana saberi in london, thank you. well, tonight's "eye on america," the important life lessons being taught down on the farm, when we return, in just 60 seconds.
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rcjuidnsy iswi t jt cropsin its fields.an food growing on this patch of farmland, a crop of boys becoming men. >> one! >> reporter: it's a two-year agriculture focused free entrepreneurship class called boys grow, offering mentoring to 14, 15 and 16-year-olds, many lacking important life skills. >> the soft skills we teach are skills they will be able to continue on but they have an opportunity to learn them out
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here. >> reporter: after working in the juvenile justice system founder john gordon was looking for a way to inspire kids, like kendra kirk wood. >> he told me to go to college, college is worth it, do everything i probably wouldn't want to do because next thing you know i might want to do it. >> reporter: there is a need in the kansas city area where there are double youth homicides compared to the national average, and in missouri black students are half as likely as white students to graduate college. three days a week and summer the ten acre farm was worked by four dozen teens tasked from everything like planting crops to automechanic work, even culinary training, all for which the boys earn a paycheck. how do you think this will help you? >> i think it will teach us a lot of stuff, like as we were talking about the social skills. >> reporter: does it help that you get a paycheck? >> oh, yeah, it does help very much. >> reporter: 22-year-old
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soe moe oo was in the 2016 class working as an auto mechanic. what part of you here still sticks with you today? >> i think just tenacity and going for what you want and then the entrepreneur part of it, too. >> reporter: with marketable skills and the about to work as part of a team -- graduates have gone on to ivy league colleges and well-paying jobs. >> i see the i've legs luges of -- the evolution of these kids every year and that's one thing about my job that never gets old. >> reporter: an initiative planting seeds of possibility and harvesting young talent. for "eye on america," janet shamlian, cbs news, kansas city. >> brennan: up next, an oil spill forces major pipelines to shut down in the gulf of mexico. and an emotional night for and an emotional night for serena williams.please..
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>> brennan: we end tonight with what volunteers hope will be a new beginning for 4,000 rescued beagles. here's cbs's manuel bojorquez. >> here we go. >> reporter: they arrive here nervous, sometimes sick, often hungry, and always into new experiences. >> having their feet on the grass for the first time ever. >> reporter: the first time ever? >> the first time ever. these dogs have not touched a surface that has not been rubber since they were born. you're seeing them run and hop. they've never done that before. >> reporter: sue bell is director of a rese center in fairfax, virginia. a tattoo inside the dogs' ears,
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a sad reminder of their recent past. >> the puppiesbosh, they would stay to a certain alien and put in plastic crates and sent by truck or airplane to research facilities where they would then spend their life in a cage undergoing any number of medical or scientific research projects. >> reporter: but the research company breeding them shut this operation down. now an army of workers and volunteers is helping the humane vote move the dogs to shelters across the country, 4,000 beagles. as they alive at sue bell's adoption center, so did the dog lovers like andrea justice. >> we don't need more dogs. we have two, but we have plenty of room in our hearts and our house. >> reporter: another new experience, being part of a loving home. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, fairfax station, virginia. >> brennan: and that's tonight's "cbs evening news." for norah o'donnell, i'm margaret brennan, reporting from
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the nation's capitol. good night. >> judge judy: he was having his boyfriend come over and stay over in the apartment? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: so you had an argument. >> announcer: tension builds in a cramped rental. >> judge judy: you lost it. >> yes. >> judge judy: did you put your hands on him? >> yes, ma'am, i did. >> announcer: and a roommate refuses to live in fear. >> judge judy: he felt unsafe in the apartment, and that's why he moved out. >> it was not my intentions to make it go that far, but -- >> judge judy: but it did. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution 21-year-old denzel anderson is suing his ex-roommate, 22-year-old javonte carter, for breaking their lease. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 439 on the calendar in the matter of anderson vs. carter. >> judge judy: thank you.
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>> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. >> judge judy: mr. anderson, you and mr. carter were roommates. you signed a lease together. your claim is that mr. carter moved out four months prior to the lease terminating. you want him to be responsible for the four months left on the lease. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and this is what i'm gathering from reading the papers. sometime after you moved in, mr. carter had some financial reversals. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: lost his job, wasn't able to pick up the slack in the rent, and you had to cover for him. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: at one point, according to you, even the electricity was turned off, or power was turned off, because he hadn't paid the bill. now, you had had some financial problems? >> yes. >> judge judy: okay. then, at some point, you found out that mr. carter, when you weren't around, because you were working and he was home, he was having his boyfriend come over and stay over in the apartment? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and you were really annoyed with that, because not only was he not covering his weight with regard to the bills, but now he has

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