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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> brennan: tonight as coronavirus cases explode nationwide, three states see their deadliest day yet. despite the surge in cases, disney world reopens for some park goers. plus long testing lines, why are so many waiting for weeks to get their test results? tonight dr. anthony fauci says hot spot states may need to hit the pause button on reopening. supreme decisions, the president lashes out after the high court weighs in on his finances. the stunning rulings tonight in two cas. wirocuooto s his taxes? see his taxes? breaking news, michael cohen in custody, why the president's former attorney is heading back behind bars tonight and new york city unveils a black lives matter mural right in front of
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trump tower. new video in the shooting of breonna taylor. never before seen footage from a neighbor captures the chaotic moments after the police raid that left breonna taylor dead. new details tonight on the investigation. breaking news, a tropical storm forms off the coast of north carolina. new york city in its track tonight. "glee" star disappears, the frantic search for answers after actress naya rivera goes missing on a california lake. her four year old son found alone, asleep on their boat, what he told police about his mom and what investigators are mom and what in saying tonight.d pandemic puppee man is turning the covid crisis into the best show in town, hands down. >> this is the cbs evening news with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capitol. >> brennan: good evening to our viewers in the west. and thank you all for joining us. norah is off.
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i'm margaret brennan. as we come on the air the coronavirus crisis nationwide is not only deepening, it is more deadly. the country's three biggest states, california, florida and texas are all reporting their largest one-day death tolls since the pandemic began. hospitals there are struggling to keep up with an exploding number of patients. and in arizona where about one in every four tests now comes up positive, lines to get screened stretch for blocks and supplies are running out. the misery caused by the virus is only being amplified by its economic impact. we learn today another 1.3 million americans filed for unemployment in the past week. meantime, today the head of the c.d.c. backed off the idea that his agency would change its guidelines for reopening schools after the vice president suggested it would. and tonight, the country's top infectious disease expert dr. anthony fauci says he believes the country's hardest hit states
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should consider pausing plans to reopen. more than three million cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the u.s. and more than 133,000 people have beenru. president trump didn't address that growing death toll today but he did lash out at the supreme court after the justices ruled against him, clearing the way for a new york grand jury to see his tax returns. there is clearly a lot of reporting to get to and our team of correspondents is covering it all. cbs's david begnaud leads our coverage tonight from orlando. david? >> reporter: margaret, good evening, we are outside disney world because today they reopened to their annual pass holders as they are known, that's despite the fact that n, despite the fact thatere most here in orange county of disney world is located, new coronavirus infections have jumped 130% over the last 12 days. despite that, disney world is set to open up to the general public saturday.
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loyal annual pass holders got first dibs inside disney world today. but the magic doesn't quite look the same. visitors and employees as they enter had their temperature checked, guests have to wear a mask, and social distance where they can. >> it's gorgeous. >> reporter: what was your reaction when you heard that disney world was reopening? >> i think it's like pouring gasoline on a fire. i don't think it's going to help us drive down our case rate, i think it's going to do the opposite. >> you should take precautions, but there is no need to be panicked, there is no need to be fearful. >> reporter: 41 states now report increases in average new cases compared to just two weeks ago. in phoenix, people were lining up to be tested before sunrise. the number of people getting tested is overwhelming the labs there, so that's leading to delays in getting the test results. one man in tucson reportedly waited 27 days for his. dr. anthony fauci. >> if you are going to do contact tracing and the tests comes back in five to seven days, you might as well not do contact tracing because it is
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already too late. >> reporter: today he also urged the hardest hit states to take action right now. >> i would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process. looking at what did not work d ll. and try to mitigate that. >> reporter: the country's effort to flatten the curve is an uphillbattle. take a look at the top line showing an upward climb of covid-19 cases nationwide. that is a stark contrast to new york's downward trend underneath. and the gap continues to widen. still though, officials in new york are not taking any chances. today they banned large events through september. the balance of reopening and ensuring public safety is delicate. shaquana miller, a fort lauderdale hospital worker who took patient information as they arrived tested positive for the virus and died last week. she was 35. now her three year old daughter is positive. david begnaud, cbs news, orlando.
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>> reporter: i'm mireya villarreal in edinburg, texas. strike force nurses that worked the coronavirus surge in new york for months are now here, across the state numbers o clinue to climb at an alarming rate of nearly 10,000 cases a day, and doctors are begging for help. the synchronized sound of nearly two dozen ventilators inside this covid i.c.u. is an eerie reminder of the wrath of this virus, doctors and nurses battling an enemy that often has the upper hand. >> i have a three year old at home, my wife is pregnant, she is also working in the hospital, but we're here. >> reporter: jesus prieto lost prieto lost hiscovid-19 last week. how did you get it? >> i don't know. >> reporter: now he has the virus. >> now he has the virus. and so and so does his wife. a devastating reality pushing him to tears. ears.tals are now treating more hospitals are now treating more fami family units like the prietos. texas has more than 220,000 reported cases. the latino community hard hit,
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also accounting for 29% of deaths in the state. e.r. nurses like jessica montemayor and sandy ramirez worry their community isn't taking this seriously. >> and it's terrifying. we're losing friends. people that we know are getting sick. >> reporter: this is the largest testing facility in the state. they are slowing down for the day right now, but in the morning, there are lines for miles. right now they are averaging about 3,000 people a day with no end in sight right now, margaret. >> brennan: mireya villarreal in texas, thank you. now to those big decisions by the supreme court. today it rejected the argument that president trump is immune from investigation while in office, and it cleared the way for prosecutors to see the president's financial records. more now from cbs's jan crawford. >> reporter: the president has offered different reasons for his refusal to release his tax returns. >> i will release my tax returns
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when she releases her 33,000 emails. under audit, when the audit is te rhetosideru two separate decisions, both written by chief justice john roberts and joined by liberal justices and the two conservative trump appointees, that the president is not above the law. in the first ruling the court refused to block a subpoena from a new york district attorney a new york district attor investigating whether the trump campaign paid women hush money making it increasingly likely a grand jury will get the president's tax returns. "in our judicial system the public has a right to every man's evidence," the court said, "since the earliest days of the republic, every man has included the president of the united states." because of grand jury secrecy rules that evidence is not likely to become public or any of it before the november election. that's because in the second
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case the court threw a wrench in house democrats' efforts to issue even broader subpoenas for years of records from president trump and his family and businesses. because of significant separation of powers issues raised by congressional subpoenas for the president's information, the court sent the democrats back to the drawing board to better explain why they need it. but that battle, like the grand jury fight, is going to take some time for the lower courts to sort out and with the election now just months away, time is on the president's side. one house democrat said today president trump may outrun the clock. margaret? >> brennan: jan crawford at the court tonight. president trump made clear his frustration with that supreme court ruling and claimed in a series of tweets that he is the victim of a political prosecution. cbs's ben tracy reports that tonight from the white house. >> reporter: president trump quickly and angrily lashed out at the supreme court, saying
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courts in the past have given broad deference, but not me. the president claims he is being treated unfairly, even though the two justices he appointed, brett kavanaugh and neil gorsuch, voted against him in the new york case. >> you know what is going on in new york, everyone is leaving, it has turned out to be a hellhole. >> reporter: this afternoon the president railed against the manhattan d.a.'s case which involved a hush-money payment to former adult film star stormy daniels. >> this is a political witch- hunt, the likes of which nobody has ever seen before, it's a pure witch hunt, it's a hoax, just like the mueller investigation was a hoax that i won. >> reporter: the president barely mentioned his supreme court victory, shielding his financial records from congress, but still leaving the door open for democrats to try again in lower courts. >> it is not good news for the president of the united states. it is a path that we will take. >> reporter: hours after the rulings, president trump's former personal attorney and fixer, michael cohen, was taken
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back into custody for refusing to agree to the terms of his home confinement. cohen is serving a three year sentence for lying to congress and campaign finance charges for fcilitating hush money payments to women like stormy daniels who alleged affairs with president trump. he has recently been trump. photographed enjoying long dinners at new york city restaurants. >> i'm worried about it, i am. that's why i'm here! >> reporter: and outside trump tower today in manhattan the words "black lives matter" were painted on fifth avenue, something president trump has called a symbol of hate. a frequent critic of his, mayor bill de blasio also took part. bill de blasio also took pa today the president's opponent joe biden unveiled a $700 billion economic plan that he says will revitalize american manufacturing and create millions of new jobs. it will be partially paiid for by rolling back president trump's 2017 tax cuts. margaret? >> brennan: ben tracy at the white house. thank you. tonight tropical storm fay has formed off the north carolina coast.
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warnings now span from southern new jersey to rhode island, including new york city, those areas could experience flash flooding with three to five inches of rain tomorrow and winds up to 45 miles an hour. a potential coronavirus vaccine made by the massachusetts-based company moderna should go into advance trials later this month. but even if a vaccine is proven to be safe and effective, there are concerns that a global shortage of specialized glass for vaccine vials could delay its rollout. cbs's imtiaz tyab takes a look inside a vaccine mega factory as we continue our series "racing to a cure." >> reporter: if the race for developing a successful coronavirus vaccine is moving at warp speed, then this factory floor will be a crucial finishing line. the serum institute of india is oe world's largest manufacturer of vaccines and has been tapped by pharmaceutical giant astra- zeneca to produce over a billion
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doses of the vaccine being trialed by oxford university. >> we have dedicated all of our manufacturing facilities at the moment for the astra-zeneca product. >> reporter: if the oxford vaccine trials are successful, there are serious concerns about how to distribute it. glass vials are the safest way, they can withstand cold temperatures, are resistant to contamination, but they require highly specialized machinery to make and if that means 7.7 billion glass vials are needed to treat every single person on the planet, there is nowhere near enough. >> we are in a situation where lots of things have to come together. as you know, such coordination efforts at that scale also depend to a great degree on political support. >> reporter: the trump administration has been trying to secure supplies only for the u.s., but scientists at the w.h.o. are warning that america- first approach will only prolong this still very global pandemic,
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even with an effective vaccine. imtiaz tyab, cbs news, london. >> brennan: now to newly released video in the deadly police shooting of breonna taylor, an e.m.t. who was killed in march inside her own home. for the first time we are seeing the chaotic moments after she was shot. here's cbs's jericka duncan. >> come outside. >> reporter: this new video taken in march by a neighbor of breonna taylor's shows a small army of police officers with their guns drawn arresting taylor's boyfriend kenneth ylor's boy >> keep walking back! walk backwards! >> reporter: police claim they had a no-knock warrant for taylor's home because of a drug investigation, but the lead officer sergeant jonathan mattingly iy nterew that on the night of the deadly shooting officers did knock on taylor's door. >> reporter: our intent was to give her plenty of time to come to the door because they said she is probably there alone. >> reporter: but she wasn't. taylor's boyfriend kenneth
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walker, a licensed gun owner, fired one shot striking wner fired o the leg. >> i got four rounds off and it was like simultaneous, boom, boom, boom, boom. but in walker's interview, he claims officers did not announce themselves and he thought they ugre intruders. >> all of a sudden there was a whole lot of shots, we both dropped to the ground, but i just hear her screaming. >> reporter: cbs news legal analyst rikki kliemann. >> the whole point of the no- knock warrant is not to knock and announce, because what you use what youf in a drug case is are afra that the drugs will disappear. >> reporter: police did not find any drugs in breonna taylor's apartment and officers were not wearing body cameras when they executed that warrant. well today state lawmakers announced a plan to introduce a bill that would ban most no- knock warrants in the state of nock warrants in the s margaret? >> brennan: jericka duncan, thank you. there is still much more news shead on tonight's cbs evening
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news. late details in the search for "glee" actress naya rivera. "glee" actress naya her heart-breaking instagram post the day before she disappeared. later, escaping the lockdown by letting the puppets come out and play. play.
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an adult life vest was also found. >> we are talking about a lake on the bottom that is very sooty. some places you can only see five to six inches in front of your face. >> reporter: on tuesday rivera tweeted this picture with her son with the caption "just the two of us." she divorced the boy's father actor ryan dorsey in 2018, she called josey her greatest success in her memoir. ♪ if i die young >> reporter: rivera played a cheerleader on "glee" for six years. she dated costar mark salling, who killed himself in 2018 after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. and "glee" star corey monteith was found dead of a drug overdose in 2013. in a now eerie instagram post rivera told fans to "take every day you are alive as a blessing because tomorrow is not promised." her son josey is now with family. margaret? >> brennan: sad story, thank you. when we come back, how one man's creations are keeping a city
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right now at 7:00. now people are getting it and no one is dying. that is very misleading. make a grim record tonight for coronavirus deaths in california and the lawmakers are pushing the governor to take action in what they call a pandemic disaster. >> people have lost their lives because of these decisions by people who are still in their jobs. that is the only way to describe this, a humanitarian disaster. >> this is the first time an entire crew has been treated this way. mo thandoes maintenance workers at a park were sent home due to possible exposure. the question tonight, or safety rules broken? and the son of an east bay dr. was killed in a deadly ambush in the sierra sends an emotional message to his dad's accused killer. >>

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