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captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: honoring america's heroes. >> words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage. >> glor: and the president gives his embattled son-in-law a vote of confidence. also tonight, donations pour in to the families of good samaritans killed trying to step an anti-muslim rant. >> they lost their lives because of me and my friend. >> glor: tiger woods arrested on suspicion of d.u.i. we'll have more from where it happened. and on the 100th anniversary of his birth, celebrating john f. kennedy's love affair with the sea. >> when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or the watch it, we are going back from whence we came.
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>> this is this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening. scott's on assume for "60 minutes." i'm jeff glr. today president trump made his first visit as commander-in-chief to arlington national cemetery. on this memorial day, the president visited a section of arlington where the fallen from the wars in iraq and afghanistan are buried. among them second lieutenant robert kelly, the son of the president's homeland security secretary, who was killed by landmine in afghanistan in 2010. the president is also defending his son-in-law. we begin with errol barnett. >> present. >> reporter: following tradition, president trump honored fallen soldiers on memorial day, laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. >> we can never replace them. we can never repay them. but we can always remember. >> reporter: but over the weekend, the president was on the attack, criticizing what he
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calls fake news five times. the president's son-in-law and adviser jared kushner is now at the center of a crisis after meeting with the russian ambassador sergey kislyak during the transition and suggesting a back channel of communication with the kremlin. mr. trump defended kushner in this statement to the "new york times" saying, "jared is doing a great job for the country. i have total confidence in him. perhaps more importantly, he's a very good person." secretary of homeland security john kelly says while he doesn't know of any kushner back channel, it would not be unusual. >> i think any time you can open lines of communication with anyone, whether they're good friends or not so good friends, is a smart thing to do. >> my view of it is i don't like it. >> reporter: but republican senator john mccain, who is visiting u.s. ally australia, disagrees. >> i don't think it's standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a president of the united states by someone who is not in an appointed position. >> reporter: jared kushner was
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the chief architect of president trump's overseas trips to saudi arabia, israel, and rome, which the president saw as a success. still, white house sources tell cbs news there is a growing sense, jeff, that kushner is weakened and vulnerable for the first time. >> glor: errol, thank you very much. the president had barely returned from europe when word came that north korea had conducted another missile test. this is believed to be an older scud missile that flew for 280 miles before coming down off the chest of japan. ben tracy is following this. >> reporter: iraqi security forces video shows the house-to-house fight in the final assault. the battle to defeat isis here has gone on for seven months, longer than anyone had predicted, costlier than anyone wants to admit. the u.n. estimates that 200,000 residents remain trapped inside the dense urban terrain of the old city and warns they're in grave danger as iraqi forces try to hunt down isis fighters
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hiding among them. it's the first test of a west coast missile defense system since 2014. north korea's latest missile test came just a day after its leader, kim jong un, oversaw a test of a new anti-aircraft system, which would be used to defend north korea in case of air strikes by the united states. the trump administration has now sent two aircraft carriers to the korean peninsula. secretary of defense general james mattis told cbs's "face the nation," "north korea's actions are a direct threat to america." >> but the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into combat, if we're in the able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means. >> reporter: now, president trump weighed in on twitter, saying that north korea's latest missile test shows great disrespect for its neighbor china. the president wants china to keep pressuring north korea to give up its weapons program, but, jeff, what china wants is for the u.s. and north korea to
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stop the saber rattling and start talking. >> glor: ben, thank you. a program note, tomorrow "cbs this morning" will visit the northernmost u.s. air base that works on space and missile defense deep in the arctic circle. tiger woods was arrested in south florida overnight and charged with driving under the influence. manuel bojorquez has more on this. >> reporter: police say tiger woods was pulled over around 3:00 a.m. near his jupiter, florida, home. it's not clear whether he is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but he spent several hours in jail and was released without bail. a winner of 14 majors, the 41-year-old golf legend is recuperating from an april 19th back surgery that will keep him off the course for the rest of the year. on his web site, woods told fan, "the long-term prognosis is positive. all i can do is take it day by
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day. there's no hurry. but i want to say unequivocally, i want to play professional golf again." once thought to be an unstoppable force on the golf course, woods was a dream for companies. >> i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: but he lost major sponsorships in 2009 when his personal life brought him a level of notoriety he was not used. to woods crashed his s.u.v. into a tree during the thanksgiving holiday. he blamed the prescription sleep aid ambien and several extramarital affairs became public. his wife, elin nordegren, divorced him, and woods took a four-month hiatus from the game. his last major title was nearly a decade ago at the 2008 u.s. open. since then he has been plagued by injuries and poor play. >> he deserved to finish his career on a better note than appears to be happening right now. >> reporter: golf writer eamon lynch. >> tiger woods played golf at a level that no one before him or since him has played and may never play again. that's got to be hard to deal with when your best days, and
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they are that good, are so far behind you in the rear-view mirror. >> reporter: we reached out the woods iy agent but did not immediately hear back. jeff, if found guilty, under florida law, woods can be fined up to $1,000 and face six months in prison. >> glor: manny, thank you very much. more than $1 million has been raised online for three good samaritans in portland, oregon, who were stabbed while helping two women targeted during a hate-filled rant against muslims. two of the men were killed. president trump tweeted, "the silent attacks in portland on friday are unacceptable. the victims were standing up to hate and intolerance." mireya villarreal has more. >> he told us to go back to saudi arabia, and he told us that we shouldn't be here and to get out of his country. >> reporter: 17-year-old decemberny mangum and a muslim friend wearing a hijab were riding a commuter train on friday afternoon when they became the targets of jeremy
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christian's racist rant. now mangum has a message for the people, the heros who stepped in to defend them, including the two who lost their lives. >> i just want to say thank you to them and their families, that i appreciate them, because without them, we probably would be dead right now. >> reporter: and rickie best were stabbed and died from their injuries. eric best is the oldest of rickie's four children. >> he talked to every one of his kids. he made sure that we were loved. >> reporter: the third good samaritan is recovering after having his throat slashed. witnesses helped police capture christian after the attack. the 35-year-old is a convicted criminal, serving nearly eight years in prison on robbery and kidnapping charges. he's attended white supremacist
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rallies captured on social media. this is cell phone video of christian just one day before the train attack. >> we got christian or muslim. bus driver, i'll stab you, too. move forward. >> reporter: mayor ted wheeler con djiboutied friday's attack. >> clearly what happened on that train was an act of terrorism. what happened on that train was a hate crime. i want to make it very clear, we do not tolerate that here in portland, oregon. >> reporter: the mayor wants to stop a protest that is set for sunday and being sponsored by an alt right group. he believes it will incite more violence in his city, and he's asking the federal government to step in and revoke their permit. he has yet to hear back on that request. jeff, jeremy christian is set to be arraigned tomorrow. >> glor: thank you very much. it started with family dispute. late saturday night, a mississippi man went to a house looking for his estranged wife and two children. the police were called, and
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there were gunshots. when it was over, eight people in three homes were dead, one of them a deputy. suspect willie godbolt was arrested hours later. his wife and kids were not hurt. the u.s. military is on the ground and in the air over northern iraq this memorial day, helping government forces liberate mosul. just small portion of the city remains under isis control, but the enemy is not giving up. charlie d'agata is there. [gunfire] >> reporter: iraqi security forces video shows the house-to-house fight in the final assault. the battle to defeat isis here has gone on for seven months, longer than anyone had predicted, costlier than anyone wants to admit. the u.n. estimates a 200,000 remain trapped inside the dense urban terrain of the old city and warns they're in grave danger as iraqi forces try to hunt down isis fighters hiding among them. an abandoned home has become a
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front line command center. a live drone camera zeros in on suspected isis targets. this staff member said sparing the civilian population is the single biggest obstacle slowing the advance. "we're using this technology not only the aim at the enemy accurately," he said, "it's also to watch any movement of civilians in order to protect them from harm." but the narrow city streets also make it more difficult for isis to deploy its most dreaded weapon, too, car bombs. iraqi forces showed us a whole range captured in recent days. some of these larger vehicles are trackers, but these are just ordinary civilian cars. they've had this steel reinforcement, but only in the front, in order to protect them from being stopped before they reach their target. car bombs aren't the only worry for civilians trying to escape. there are reports that militants have booby-trapped homes with bombs and that isis snipers are even targeting children.
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residents are being held as human shields. the militants are not going to give them up easily. those densely populated neighborhoods make it difficult to direct u.s. air strikes too, jeff. but a u.s. military spokesman told us they are continuing, targeting 49 isis vehicles in and around mosul in the past two days alone. >> glor: charlie, thank you. as america remembers the fallen this memorial day, david martin has this story about the advancing being made in treating the wounded. >> reporter: just looking at brandon korona, you would never guess what he is about to do. >> i'm at peace with it. my family is at peace with it. and my friends think i'm crazy. >> reporter: he asked doctors to cut off his lower left leg. four years after it was crushed by a landmine in afghanistan, he gave up on trying to save it. >> it was all rods, screws and some bone that didn't agree back right. it looked like a leg, but it wasn't a leg. you can see the residual
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hardware that brandon had in his ankle. >> reporter: dr. matthew cardy amputated brandon's leg in a six-hour operation at brigham and women's faulkner hospital in boston. he used a new procedure that could reinvent the science of amputations. >> in the past, all this has been asked of an amputated limb is to provide an adequate padding surface in order for a prosthetic to be adequately mounted. >> reporter: the new procedure connects the leg's front and back muscles, allowing them to keep working together and communicate about it with the brain. >> that is what enables us to walk normally without having to constantly look at our feet. >> reporter: the surgery is experimental. brandon korona is first veteran and only the second patient to undergo this kind of amputation. the goal is to connect brandon's stump to a new generation of smart prosthetics, now under development at m.i.t., that would move like a human foot. >> if we can elevate amputation to an equivalent form of salvage or an equivalent form of
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therapy, that in some ways is a major win for patients. >> reporter: two days after his surgery all that's left of his lower left leg are the skews that used to hold it together. >> i'm happy that i have lost my leg, and i'm ready to start recovering again. >> reporter: if the new procedure doesn't work, then brandon will use a standard prosthetic. either way the ruined leg that has been running his life for the last fur years is gone. david martin, cbs news, boston. >> reporter: coming up next on the cbs, is new safety questions after a child flies off of a brand-new water slide. and later, remembering j.f.k., the story behind the sketch he drew on the last night of his life. all umm...ed. you wouldn't want your painter to quit part way,
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plummeting down the emerald plunge, the boy's body hit the pavement like a rag doll, just barely missing his head, avoiding what could have been a tragic event. amazingly, he was able to get up and walk away with minor cuts and bruises. the ride has since been shut down until further notice. >> whenever we have an incident, no matter what magnitude, where anyone gets injured, we will shut the slide down and make sure the slide is operating safely. >> reporter: the multimillion dollar water park owned and operated by the city of dublin had just opened for business this holiday weekend. it was another wake-up call for millions of visitors who flock to water parks this time of year. sadly, in a different incident last year, ten-year-old caleb schwab was killed instantly at a water park in kansas city, kansas. caleb, the son of a state legislator, was riding what's considered the tallest slide in the world, 17 stories high. the ride was delayed three times for safety concerns. here this video of the giant
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slide being tested shows rafts flying off the chute into the air. 20 states have government oversight over amusement at water parks while nine have none at all. ken martin is an amusement park safety consultant. >> we need to spare no money in developing regulations that are consistent across all 50 states. >> there's absolutely no execution or reason why a ten-year-old child should be ejected from a water slide. >> reporter: state inspectors were at the water park today to determine exactly what went wrong. the emerald plunge and two other water slides are closed until further notice. jeff? >> glor: demarco, thank you very much. still ahead here tonight, a tiger mawls a zookeeper overseas. to severe plaque psoriasis, isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection or a cream.
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lot. the seal has not been identified yet. he was part of the elite "leap frogs" parachute team. in england a tiger killed a zookeeper today. the zoo north of london called it a freak accident. the animal somehow got into the enclosure where a woman was working. the park was evacuated as a precaution. sports journalism has lost a legend. frank deford wrote for "sports illustrated" for 56 years. he was named sportswriter of the year six times. deford also authored 20 books, did commentary on national public radio, and reported for hbo's real sports. in 2013, president obama awarded deford the national humanities medal. frank deford died yesterday at his home in key west, florida. he was 78 years old. up next, on the j.f.k. centennial, restoring a piece of camelot.
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>> glor: at arlington cemetery, the gave of john f. kennedy, president and war hero, born 100 years ago today, asked once how he became a hero, he said, "it was involuntary. they sank my boat." kennedy had a lifelong love for the sea and for boats, one in particular. the night before president kennedy traveled to dallas, inside a houston hotel room, he made a simple sketch. it may have been the last thing he ever put on paper, but it wasn't first time he thought of "victura." >> this one was at the end of october 1962, and it was just at the end of the cuban missile crisis. >> reporter: stacey bredhoff is curator of the j.f.k. museum and presidential library. >> all throughout his life it was being out in the sun and the wind and the sea and the salty air that somehow was always a
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source of renewal and inspiration for him. >> glor: "victura," meaning "about to conquer" in latin, was given to him by his father when j.f.k. was 15. he named it, cared for it, and sailed it for three decades. >> it needs the work because it is in the elements. >> it's exposed to the elements over the summer so that people can see it. >> glor: in osterville, massachusetts, we watched as the "victura" was being restored by 75-year-old malcolm crosby, whose family designed the boat model 100 years ago. you've been working on these boats for how long? >> i started in 1960. a lot of history here. >> glor: kennedy credited the boating skills he learned on "victura" with saving his life in world war ii, and in 1953, pictures of kennedy and then-jacqueline bouvier on board launched america's love affair with the young couple. >> the kennedys have boating in their d.n.a. >> glor: greg egan owns the
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crosby yacht yard and overseas the upkeep. >> every year we give a protective varnish. >> this is a special year. >> to us it's like any other year. we want the make sure the boat is in great shape and protected for all the visitors. >> glor: it was returned to the library earlier this month, back in its prime spot on the shoreline. what is it that you find most fascinating about "victura"? >> just the fact that it was his and it was important to him over so much of his life. it's wonderful to see her here in the sunshine. >> glor: where the stories it holds can be shared anew. and today to mark the centennial, the kennedy library in boston opened a year-long exhibit called "milestones and mementos. " that's the "cbs evening news" tonight. for scott pelley, i'm jeff glor. good night.
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