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justice, the very agency that is responsible for enforcing the law. >> reporter: according to the notes, the acting a.g. pushed back, saying, "the d.o.j. can't and won't snap its fingers and change the outcome of the election." the revelations come as the house committee investigating the january 6 attack is attack is preparing to call new witnesses, possibly some from the trump administration. will there be dozens of subpoenas? >> there will be quite a few. >> reporter: and tonight, democrats here in the capitol may be one step closer to getting their hands on former president trump's tax returns. that's because the department of justice has just ordered the i.r.s. to hand them over to the house ways and means committee. we have yet to hear from the former president. norah. >> o'donnell: that is some big news. i also want to ask you about the federal ban on evictions. that is set to expire tomorrow. is there any relief in sight for those homeowners? >> reporter: n, ictionext montht
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looks like there will be no extension. the house has adjourned. it didn't look like there were votes in the senate. now president biden is calling on local and state governments to disburse the billions in relief aid that was set aside for this months ago. norah. >> o'donnell: kris van cleave, thank you so much. we're going to turn now to the summer olympics where the u.s. remains on top in the medal count with 41 while china is in a close second with 40. the u.s. women's soccer team need extra time, but they kicked their way into the semifinals. cbs' jamie yuccas has the wrap- up from tokyo. >> reporter: veteran forward megan rapinoe struck her familiar victory pose after converting the winning penalty kick, keeping the team's dream of gold very much still alive. tithe very last whistle is blown. >> rylov is going to get the gold, murphy with a silver! >> reporter: in the pool, ryan murphy took silver in the 200- meter backstroke losing gold to a russian swme but what murphy later said about the race made waves.
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the russians are competing this year under sanctions stemming from previous doping scandals. >> i don't know if it was 100% clean, and that's because of things that have happened over the past. >> reporter: tonight, one of the world's biggest tennis stars is out. novak djokovic's quest for gold in the same year he won all four majors ended with a straight set loss. and world champion simone biles gave her strongest indication yet she may not compete in next week's finals. she posted video of her crashing to the mat yesterday with what is known as a bad case of the "twisties." what are twisties? >> twisties are kind of when the brain stops communicating with the body and the body decides to do one thing and the brain wants to do another. so the athlete feels very out of control. >> reporter: norah, that victory for the women's soccer team came the same day the men's team told a federal court back home it strongly backs the women's long- fought legal efforts for equal pay, saying, "the women deserve
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better from u.s. soccer and a lot more money." norah. >> o'donnell: it's about time. jamie yuccas, thank you. well, cleanup continues tonight after severe storms left a trail of destruction from colorado to pennsylvania. in colorado, mudslides stranded 108 people in their cars overnight on a highway in glenwood canyon. and in eastern pennsylvania, two tornadoes, one an ef-3 with winds up to 140 miles per hour, ing an aalshmes and busi thetown of ben salem. one local official described the damage as looking like a bomb going off. now, elsewhere, nearly 90 million americans are under heat alerts. dangerous heat and humidity on saturday with feels-like temperatures of 115 in pensacola, 108 in dallas, and 108 in memphis. that is hot. all right, finally, some good news on the pandemic front. the number of new covid cases in the united kingdom have dropped by half in the last two weeks. and with nearly all its covid
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restrictions lifted, the country ng feconom st whenricansan tratheek eely. s eth pal i height of toll thereno sign e mw americans who used to visit every year. this is buckingham palace, and normally at this time of year, mid-summer, the place would be mobbed. but today, just a smattering of visitors. but the government hopes all that is going to change after a radical lifting of almost all covid restrictions. >> two, one! ( cheering ) >> reporter: nightclubs have reopened, pubs are back in business and, as of monday, fully vaccinated americansn come to the u.k. with quar. ca a s frien.an come u cacomes a uris
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ye oubl >> reportet'remarkle turnaround.ik infections, but it turned out to be thanks to soccer fans crowding together to watch the european championship. when that ended, covid cases plummeted. and england's highly successful vaccine program, with more than 70% of adults now fully immunized, means deaths and hospitalizations remain low. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> o'donnell: and there's still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." why prosecutors are set to hit california's largest utility company with criminal charges. and the super hero legal battle between scarlett johansson and disney. try the cooling, soothing relief or preparation h. because your derriere deserves expert care.
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dreamed of-- to see the pyramids in egypt, with the whole family, 14 people.mi philadelphia and could never everyone. he thought he could raise the cheddar by selling cheesesteaks. there's no way you were going to make enough money selling cheesesteaks out of your house. >> correct, yeah, correct. >> reporter: given that, what was pushing you forward? >> just my mom. just a little love for my mom. >> reporter: so with his love and her recipe, dustin started started making sandwiches, sandwiches so big no container could contain. he pedaled them to friends and family. >> thank you. >> thank you, man. appreciate your support. >> reporter: but those people must have told their friends and family, too, because almost immediately, cars started double parking outside her house. >> get your mom to egypt. >> i'm trying, man. >> reporter: next, word spread on social media. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: and before he knew
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aood truck operator offerown the money he needed, and then some-- $18,000. >> the pharaoh is coming. >> re: as >> oh, my. >> reporter: the egyptian government had seen our story and gave chlorria the cleopatra treatment. >> she repeated over and over it was the best thing she had ever done in her life. >> reporter: and she died not long after you came back. >> yeah, came home and did hospice and pass. >> reporter: did the whole trip help you at all with the grieving? >> yes, we created so many new memories that will last forever. >> reporter: and to make sure no one ever forgets her, dustin wants to open a cheesesteak restaurant. he doesn't know where or when, he just knows the name: gloria's. steve hartman, cbs news, "on the road." >> o'donnell: he is such an amazing son.
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i hope you have a great weekend. good night. captioning watch cbs in bay area with the kpix 5 news app. - hi everyone and welcome to the legal help center. today we have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and give you a free consultation. so if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now and we'll let you know how much now, this is a service to you, the viewers. there are legal professionals available right now offering you a completely free consultation. so if you've been injured in an accident and you're sitting at home right now thinking of how you're going to pay those medical bills or get your car fixed, we can help. go ahead, take action. pick up that phone right now. we have legal professionals standing by, answer your questions and let you know how much
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for her pain and suffering. - thanks, rob. all right, jim, go ahead and play the tape. - my daughter and i were driving home. we were at a red light when someone rear ended us. working in the medical field i know how complicated insurance companies can be. legal help center made it so easy. from my entire family, thank you legal help center. - thank you for sharing lauren. i'm so happy to hear that we were able to get you the help that you need. that's exactly why we do this. - i agree, laura and i'm glad you healed up nicely from your accident. we wish you the very best. - okay. rob, i'm seeing lots of calls coming in. so what kind of calls are you getting today? - well, gina, we're getting calls from all kinds of accidents today, from car accidents to slip and falls, truck accidents, work accidents, and motorcycle accidents which are very scary because those are typically quite serious in nature. but the most common by far has been car accidents. so i encourage everyone watching at home.
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if you have been injured in aaccident that was not your fault you don't have an attorney. give us a call right now and we'll answer all of your questions. we'll give you a free consultation and we'll let you know what your case is potentially worth. - if any of our viewers at home right now have been injured in an accident and you're not at fault and you don't have an attorney call right now we do have legal professionals available to answer your questions and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. you can reach us by calling the number on your screen, or you can submit a question via email at help@legalhelpcenter.com or go ahead and visit legalhelpcenter.com and submit a question there. you never know. we may actually read your question on the air. all right so now we have a video question submitted from sarah. all right, sarah, what's your question? - hi, my name's sarah. and my question is, do you charge any upfront fees? - sarah, that's a great question. and the answer is no, you do not pay any upfront fees ever.
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the call is free. the consultation is free and you don't pay unless we win your case. so i encourage everyone watching at home. if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you do not have an attorney, you're overwhelmed, you don't know what to do next, give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - stay with us. we'll be right back hi folks and welcome back to the legal help center. if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you don't have an attorney, we have legal professionals available to answer your questions and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. so rob let's remind everyone at home right now who should be calling right now? - well, gina, just like you said for all of you watching at home, if you've been injured in an accident, it was not your fault. you don't have an attorney. you're not sure what to do next, give us a call right now.
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we're going to answer all of your questions. we'll give you a free consultation and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - so rob, it's so nice to see that all these people are getting the help that they need. so just go ahead. - nayothat yt. you t have an attorney call us right now. we'll answer all your questions and we'll let you know what your case is potentially worth - thank you so much, rob. and the phone seem to be really busy today. so we're going to ask you again what kind of calls are you seeing? - well gina, we're answering calls from all types of accidents today from car accidents to motorcycle accidents, ride share and truck accidents. but the majority of the calls have been about car accidents. people getting rear ended on their way to work. t-boned by somebody who's made an illegal turn in front of them. and there was one moments ago involving a semi-truck, that was a serious accident. and i hope that the family ends up okay. i want to encourage the viewers at home. if you or someone you know have been injured in an accident,
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it was not your fault. you don't have an attorney or not sure what to do, you could do something about it right now. give us a call. we'll answer all of your questions and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - thanks, rob. now let's get back to the phones. we have ramon on the line and ramon, what's your question. - hi, my name is ramon. my question is once i sign up at your firm how quickly do you guys get to work on my case? - well, ramon, thank you for your question. and the answer to that is right away. i'm told from the attorneys that once you go through that free consultation and they see that it's a case that they can help with, they send you over the paperwork and they start working on your case immediately. so if you or someone you know were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you don't have an attorney. you give us a call right now and we're going to answer all of your questions with a free consultation. and we'll let you know what your case is potentially worth. - thanks so much, rob. again, we're going to let everyone know at home who exactly should be calling in today.
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injured in an accident that was not your fault or you know someone that was injured in an accident and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions. we're going to give you a free consultation and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. look, after you've been injured in an accident, it's a very scary, very overwhelming time. and you probably have a lot of questions. that's why the legal team is available to you today to answer your questions and to let you know how much money you can get for your accident and how quickly. so take action, do something about it and call right now. don't go it alone. there are too many things that can go wrong and ruin your case. you want to make sure that you get the most compensation that you deserve. so once again, i do encourage everyone at home. if you've been injured in an accident, it was not your fault, you don't have an attorney call us, we'll answer your questions. we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - exactly rob that's so true. you want a firm with experience.
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you want a firm that has handled this type of case before and you want a firm who participates in a legal help center, cares about the community, that says something about a firm. so if you or someone you know, or sitting at home right now, maybe they've been injured in an accident. you can do something about it by calling right now get your questions answered. find out about your rights. and most importantly, find out what your case is potentially worth. we'll be right back where we have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and give you a free consultation. i'm gina baelish and i'm here with spokesman rob reese and you can reach us by calling the number right on your screen. you can also email us at help@legalhelpcenter.com. or you can go ahead and just visit legalhelpcenter.com
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and submit a question there. so if you've been injured accint that s to answer uestionshavesleone all right, rob, let's let everyone at home know why they should be calling right now. - well, gina first, let me thank you again for having us here today. we love answering all the viewers questions that this is such a great service that you're providing. as far as who should be calling in or why they should be calling in , anyone who's been injured in an accident, it was not your fault, and you do not have an attorney. you need to give us a call right now because we're going to answer all of your questions. we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. you know, after you've been injured in an accident it's a very scary and overwhelming time. you probably have a lot of questions. that's why the legal team is available to you today. to answer your questions, to let you know how much money you can get for your accident. so don't go it alone. these insurance companies literally have teams of attorneys whose sole job it is is to give you the least amount of money possible for your case.
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and there are just too many things that can go wrong with your case. you want to make sure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve. so i encourage all the viewers at home. if you've been injured in an accident don' aey uthne do something abot. vell rigow. don' aey uthne withe l let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - thanks, rob. all right, so folks at home, we want to remind you that if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you don't have an attorney, we have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and let you know what your case is potentially worth. so let's take another viewer question. - hi my name's jessica. and my question is what kind of cases do you handle? - great question, jessica. we're taking calls from anyone who's been injured in an accident, it was not their fault. this could be a car accident, a work accident, motorcycle or etrucdeouraryone om
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wein to an all and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. - thanks, rob. - again, everything is completely confidential and the consultation is free. so give us a call right now. the team is ready and available to take your call to see if you qualify for cash compensation. - stay with us, we'll be right back. hi folks we're back. and this is the legal help center where we have legal professionals standing b cation.wer yestid gi and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now. we'll answer your questions and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. you can reach us by calling the number right

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