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pandemic that's killed 560,000 americans. >> o'donnell: the family of candidate candidate reeling. >> my nephew was killed with this. >> o'donnell: tas the cop who shot him appears in court the first time. not testifying. after derek chauvin pleads the fifth, the defense and prosecution rest. when will the jury decide? chicago on edge, graphic body cam video of officers fatally shooting a 13-year-old. hoping for a miracle, the agonizing wait of fan lis for crew members after their boat capsized off the coast of louisiana. william and harry won't walk together at prince philip's funeral. and roots for boots, serving the troops who served our country thanks to a full-time angel.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening and thank you for joining us. breaking news, president biden saying he's imposing tough new sanctions on russia in retaliation for a crippling new cyberattack and interfering in elections and is willing to take further actions if vladimir putin doesn't back off. the moves are the first significant u.s. sanctions in years and they're designed to choke off moscow's ability to borrow money. the white house also says it's kicking ten russian diplomats out of washington immediately saying they're actually spice. and for the first time, the u.s. is officially blaming russia's intelligence service for that sweeping hack of software made by solar winds discovered in december. the attack allowed russia to infiltrate government agencies and thousands of major companies potentially compromising ever thing from intelligence secrets
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to intellectual property. also major news from pfizer the company's c.e.o. saying anyone who got pfizer's two-dose covid vaccine may need a third shot in the coming months. so we'll get to that in just a moment. but we are going to begin tonight with cbs's weijia jiang who is going to lead off our coverage from the white house. good evening, weijia. >> reporter: good evening. president biden said he was clear with vladimir putin that he could have taken even harsher action and warned if russia continues its bad behavior, next time he will. he also proposed they have a summit in europe this summer to talk about a wide range of
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presidential election and for carrying out the solar wind signer hack that accessed sensitive data including intelligence and nuclear secrets from u.s. government agencies and 18,000 major u.s. companies including microsoft in what may be the most widespread and sophisticated hack in history. >> i was clear with president putin that we could have gone further. prnt on wednesday, hennnced all pt11 y, secry of stateewkabu
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o he acknowledged concerns that pulling american forces out will allow more attacks from the taliban. >> i know this is a moment for many of mixed emotions. these are hard choices, hard decisions. >> reporter: president biden is also sharpening his china strategy, in part by working with allies in the region. tomorrow, he is hosting japanese prime minister yoshihide suga here at the white house, just announced south korea's president will visit next month. norah. >> o'donnell: the pause in the johnson & johnson covid vaccine will likely continue for at least another eight days. now that is when a c.d.c. advisory committee will hold its next meeting. this comes as dr. anthony fauci says the u.s. needs to get covid infections down to 10,000 new cases per day to lift restrictions. the u.s. is averaging seven times that number.
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cbs' mola lenghi announces covid shots could soon become part of a regular routine. >> reporter: tonight the c.e.o. of pfizer says a booster shot will likely be needed within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated and if possible people will need to get the covid vaccine yearly like the flu shot. >> the scenario is there likely will be a need for another dose between six and 12 months. >> reporter: this as covid cases climb, fueled by variants, as the johnson & johnson vaccine remains on pause after six women developed blood clots. in pennsylvania more than 30,000 new cases reported the last week as the state halted the use of the johnson & johnson vaccine. >> we were able to pivot and make sure we provide the service to philadelphia. >> reporter: the race to vaccinate continues at sites across philadelphia where over a third of covid cases are concerning variants. >> so as good as this feels that we're getting people vaccinated and we have been successful in doing that, we still have a way
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to go. >> reporter: and tonight, concern is growing over multi- system inflammatory syndrome or m.s.i.s., that rare mysterious disease that strikes children after a covid infection. so faith infected more than 3,000 in 48 states, d.c., and puerto rico, and now researchers at the children's hospital of philadelphia think they may know one reason why. >> many of these children don't have any symptoms at all. >> reporter: researchers died th sometimes exceed the immune systems of adults battling covid 19. >> we're still learning about this disorder but it fortunately responds really well to treatment. >> reporter: meanwhile, in washington today, frustrations over covid restrictions boiled over as congressman jim jordan sparred with anthony fauci. >> you don't think americans liberties have been threatened this last year, dr. fauci? they have been assaulted. >> i don't look at this as a liberty thing, congressman. >> that's obvious. wheat measures have to be obtained before americans get their first amendment liberties
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back. >> i told you we're not talking about liberties, we're talking about a pandemic that's killed 560,000 americans. >> reporter: this is the largest federal vaccination site in pennsylvania administering 6,000 pfizer vaccines every day. fema planned to switch to johnson & johnson until the vaccine was suspended this week. fema says they will keep this site open for an extra month till may 26th. >> o'donnell: tensions are running high in brooklyn center, minnesota bracing for a fifth night of protests following the shooting death sunday of daunte wright. the officer who fired the shot went before a judge remotely. omar villafranca reports from brooklyn center. >> reporter: kim potter's first court appearance lasted five minutes but her second degree manslaughter charge could put her in prison up to ten years in.
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in a virtual court hearing that could not will be recorded, potter briefly appeared. her only words to the judge were yes, sir. >> this is a taser. this is a taser. but, no, my nephew was killed with this, a glock. a >> reporter: potter's arrest is of no comfort to daunte wright's family. >> justice isn't even a word to me. i do want accountability, 100% accountable, if that even happens. we're still going to bury our son. >> reporter: the family is still reeling after 20-year-old wright was pulled over by brooklyn center police for an expired tag. police say he had a misdemeanor warrant. as they struggled to arrest him, potter yelled taser, but instead grabbed her gun, firing the fatal shot. >> ( bleep ), i just shot him. >> reporter: today, this emotional tribute from wright's father. >> my son was very much loved. we loved him a lot, and the way
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he was killed, he did not deserve that. these young black men being killed, can you blame my son or anyone else from being scared of the police? >> reporter: more protests are expected tonight. activists have started putting wright told his mom before he was killed officers pulled him over for having one of these on the rearview mirror. potter is out on bail. her next court appearance is in may. norah. >> o'donnell: omar villafranca, thank you. not far away from where omar is in minimum naps, the defense rested in derek chauvin's murder trial, charged with murdering george floyd. today he declined to take the stand in his own defense. cbs' jamie yuccas has been following that case. >> reporter: within the first five minutes of the court day derek chauvin answered the question everyone has been asking.k >> i will invoke my fifth amendment privilege today. >> reporter: the jury was not in the room for the rare sight,
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chauvin's face unmasked and the first time we heard his voice in court. >> is this your decision not to testify. >> it is, your honor. number one, you have to decide >> number one, you have to decide is this person going to be good on the stand. >> joe tamburino is a minneapolis criminal defense attorney not associated with the attorney not associated with the case. >> reporter: why do you think he didn't decide to testify? >> because they did a risk- benefit analysis and he and his attorney decided the risks were too great. >> reporter: the pros cute tried to deflate an argument from t haveontribut t carbon monoxide floyd's death. they tried to introduce a blood test but the judge said that wasn't there for the defense ani told them to tread lightly. >> if he even hints there are test results the jury hasn't heard about, it will be a mistrial pure and simple. >> reporter: prosecutor jerry blackwell carefully asked his questions trying to point out the low level of carbon monoxide in floyd's blood. >> do you have an opinion as to
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a reasonable degree of medical certainty whether mr. floyd'so a reasonable degree carbon dioxide content could have increased by 10%, is that reliable. >> no, i don't believe that is reliable. >> reporter: closing arguments start monday. once the jury will be sequestered when they get the case. the judge told them plan for long, hope for short. >> o'donnell: jamie yuccas, thank you. shock and sadness in chicago after the city today released body cam video of an officer shooting and calling a 13-year- shooting and killing a 13-year- old boy. we want to warn you: this video is disturbing. the mayor and boy's family are asking the family to express aneidiaz. >> reporter: the chase lasted 20 seconds before an officer opened fire. >> show me your hands, drop it, drop it! >> reporter: a single shot
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struck the chest of 13-year-old adam toledo. police say he had a gun in his hand. the officer tried to revive him but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. police say a semi-automatic pistol was recovered a few feet away. the incident began around 2:30 a.m. on march 29 when gunshots were picked up by a police audio scanner. less than a minute later police encounter delayedo and 21-year- old ruben roman who was tackled. today lori lightfoot, the mayor of chicago, who has a 13-year- old of her own, called for calm. >> no parent should ever have a video broadcast widely of their child's last moments. much les placed in a terrible situation of losing their child in the first place.
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>> i just want to know what really happened to my baby. >> reporter: days after his death, toledo's mother demanded answers. >> they had a lot of options but not kill him! >> reporter: toledo's family said one of adam's dreams was to be a police officer. norah, the city of chicago is preparing for protests tonight. >> o'donnell: all right, adriana diaz, thank you. tonight, the search continues off the louisiana coast for 12 crew members of a ship that capsized tuesday in a violent storm. infrared scans indicate two of the missing may be in the hull alive. cbs' david begnaud is in port fourchon, louisiana. good evening, david. >> it's happening right now. you've got divers trying to break into the hull of the ship to figure out whether or not at least twmen still al tahaangiit to see if anyone would we'll be
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to see if anyone would bang back or yell back at them but they heard nothing. these photos were just released by the coast guard showing rescuers at the site to have the wreckage today. the coast guard tells cbs news that when the lift boat capsized on tuesday, rescue crews dropped life jackets and radios to five men sitting on the hull of the boat, which is still partially exposed. according to the coast guard, two of the men radioed that they were going back into the hull of the boat, and that was the last radio transmission the coast guard heard at 9:53 p.m. observe the right of the wreck. with the search on the third day, families are restless and starting to get frustrated. scott daspit's son dilan is one of the missing. >> i have a boat coming here one of the missing. myself and i'm going out because who knows how far they've drifted now. >> reporter: he was not kidding. we were there when daspit got on that boat and went out to help to aid in the search to find his son. before he left, he told us this about dilan. >> he's got a one-year-old and a two-year-old, grandsons who love
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their daddy very much. >> dilan was on a ship that capsized in a storm with 90- mile-per-hour winds and waves of more than 10 feet. >> he's got the spirit to make it, but i'd just like to know if he's under water, i'm going to find him. >> reporter: tonight, scott is still on the boat out at sea, hell bent and determined not to come back here to this fire station to meet his family until he knows whether dilan is dead or alive. norah. >> o'donnell: oh, i am so thinking of those families and the pain they are going through, david begnaud, thank you. there is some good economic news tonight. retail sales jumped 9.8% in march and that want september the stock market soaring. the dow closed above 34,000 for the first time. and there's still much more news ahead right here on tonight's "cbs evening news." new details on the funeral for prince philip.
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i'm norah o'donnell. see you tomorrow. good night. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm ben tracy in washington. thanks for staying with us. president biden announced sweeping new sanctions against russia for its interference in u.s. elections, military moves in ukraine, and the massive cyber warfare attack on u.s. computers. the attack last year was known as solarwinds. it allowed russian government hackers access to at least 18,000 government and private computer networks including the departments of state, justice, treasury, energy and commerce. and cyber experts say the hack continues to this day. bill whitaker has the story for
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"60 minutes." >> i think from a software engineering perspective it's probably fair to say that this is the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen. >> reporter: brad smith is president of microsoft. he learned about the hack after the presidential election this past november. by that time the stealthy intruders had spread throughout the tech giant's computer network and stolen some of its proprietary source code used to build its software products. more alarming, how the hackers got in. piggybacking on a piece of third-party software used to connect, manage and monitor computer networks. what makes this so momentous? >> one of the really disconcerting aspects of this attack was the widespread and indiscriminate nature of it. what this attacker did was identify network management software from a company called
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solarwinds. they installed malware into an update for a solarwinds product. when that update went out to 18,000 organizations around the world, so did this malware. >> reporter: the orion platform is the underlying foundation -- >> reporter: solarwinds' orion is one of the most ub iblthous software products you probably never heard of. but to thousands of i.t. departments worldwide it's indispensable. it's made up of millions of lines of computer code. 4,032 of them were clan destinly rewritten and distributed to customers in a routine update, opening up a secret back door to the 18,000 infected networks. microsoft has assigned 500 engineers to dig into the attack. one compared it to a rembrandt painting. the closer they looked, the more details


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