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wasn't expecting a tough challenge from the left. today, scott she says her fight is on behalf of children's health insurance, women's rights and gay rights, prove she is in progressive's corner. >> thank you, nancy. late today we learned that bill cosby will be going on trial. a pennsylvania judge refused to throw out sexual assault charges against him. jarika duncan at the courthouse in norristown. jericka? >> bill cosby left the courthouse ten minutes ago. the disgraced comedian's attorneys had been working to get the case thrown out. argued there was a promise by the former district attorney to never charge cosby for allegedly constand. from a civil deposition, 2005, unsealed last summer. in it, constand's attorney asked
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cosby, when you got the quaaludes was it in your mind you were going to use the quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with? cosby replied yes. the case again moves forward in preliminary hearing, scheduled next month. >> jericka duncan with the breaking news tonight. thank you. today congress investigated why veterans are being denied a cure for a deadly form of hepatitis. in a cbs news investigation we told you the cure was developed by a doctor working for the department of veterans affairs. the doctor got rich, but at $1,000 a pill, the v.a. can't afford it. here is chip reid. >> if i were you, i would be outraged. >> certainly the taxpayers should be outraged. >> reporter: much of the anger at today's hearing was directed at some one who wasn't in the room, dr. raymond schinazi, played a leading role devil tuping a drug that cures hepatitis c. when he told his company to
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pharmaceutical giant, gilead in 2012. he made $400 million. did it all working 7/8 of his time for the department of veterans affairs. >> these are not full time. what i do with my remaining time is up to me. >> reporter: we first met dr. schinazi in december. >> has any bed questioned the arrangement that you have that allows you to become very wealthy while working 7/8 of your time with the government? >> february has never questioned yet. >> reporter: that changed as members including tim huelskamp grilled david shulkin. >> he just sold a company for $400 million. did anybody know about that? >> i am not aware of who knew what, three, four years ago. >> reporter: mike coffman wanted to know why schinazi got rich but the va got nothing. >> is it bureaucratic incompetence, corruption or combination of the two.
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this wasted resource is why this nation is unable to take care of the men and wichl whomen who see country. >> others were upset the doctor was not there to be questioned. the va said that he retired two days ago. >> the person who is responsible always seems to retire just before the investigation starts. >> reporter: the va did approve schinazi's part time arrangement and told us part time emplyies are allowed to invest in private companies so long as all conflict of interest rules are followed. the va says there will be internal and external investigations. >> chip reid, thank you. well, war and poverty in syria have led to the largest refugee crisis since world war ii. more than a million refugees welcomed by germany. but charlie d'agata found that the welcome is wearing thin. when they saw the suffering.
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germans opened their arms like no other country in europe. >> hopefully nothing. >> mayor boris palmer was among them. >> we had people drowning in the mediterranean sea. i found that appalling and terrible. >> reporter: but the mayor of the university town of 80,000 has had a change of heart. >> itf you have several hundred thousand men who come to your country as singles. and live in sports halls and town halls. what do you expect them to do? they have no privacy. and they have no contact to women. and how long will that happen without any outbreak of violence? >> reporter: for many germans the tipping point was new year's even cologne. police and witnesses said gangs of drunken men including many north africans and arabs groped and assaulted hundreds of women in the crowd. police are investigating 380 complaints. including rape.
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seattle university student, caitlyn duncan lost her boyfriend in the mayhem that night. >> someone reached up my jacket. i was in a crowd. i was kind of twisting, turning, hitting, kicking. so, it happened all very quickly. but, yeah, people grabbed, you know between my legs, my -- my head, my face. >> reporter: she didn't get a good look at her attackers but said they were all shouting in arabic. she was rescued by a group of syrian migrants. >> i was just so relieved. and then they all, you know kind of hugged me. caitlyn, it is going to be okay. you are safe now. don't cry. >> caller: duncan said she came forward to show that not all migrants should be blamed. 33 arrests have been made so far. 2/3 are asylum seekers. the cologne attacks have hardened german's attitudes. and mayor palmer said germany simply cannot take as many migrant this year. >> the numbers have off to
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decline. otherwise, there will be breakdowns in german cities and communities. >> reporter: today the german cabinet took dramatic steps towards tightening asylum rules, scott, including a two-year ban on family reunions and barring north african contreenz untries altogether. ♪ dry spray? ♪ that's fun. ♪ it's already dry! no wait time. this is great. it's very soft. can i keep it? (laughs) all the care of dove... in a dry antiperspirant spray. ♪ living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest. and you can combine these simple remedies with airborne. no other leading immunity brand gives you more vitamin c. plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins, minerals and herbs.
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there is a bail hearing tomorrow for one of two virginia tech students charged in the stabbing death of nicole lovell. investigators believe the girl was lured to her death online. here's done dahler. >> reporter: in her 13 years, nicole lovell endured life threat tenning illnesses. liver transplant surgery left her scarred. medicine caused her to gain weight says her stepmother, terri lovell. she would send messages sake the girls picking on her, saying she was fat. she would cry. >> reporter: the seventh grader
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sought a better life on line. and against her father's wishes she created social media personas. >> she was able, at 13 to go and set up profiles on facebook that we had no idea about. a minor should not be able to do that. >> reporter: in this invisible world online these kids are in. >> we have no idea. >> reporter: one person police believe she was atalked to accused killer david eisenh all. er, possibly on the app, kik. kik allows users to be anonymous and send photos not saved on the phone leaving no trace. and with the national center of exploited and missing children. >> every phone, every social media site has some parental control. whether blocking soft ware or time limits that are set. and, all of those are great. but technology doesn't solve all of the problems. >> experts say parents need to take an aggressive role in knowing what their kids are doing online and who they're talking to. mon soitoring all social media
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activity and getting copies of every ec-mail and text. >> the lovells wish they could have done more. >> awful. tragedy. all could have been prevented. >> reporter: scott, kik said they helped the fbi in this case and all child predator cases. >> don dahler. thank you, don. we'll be right back.
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the irs suffered a major computer failure and it can't accept many taxpayer returns online. the agency selays it may not ha a fix for this until tomorrow. there is also news tonight about cbs. leslie moonves elected chairman of the board. he will remain president and ceo as well. sumner redstone who recently stepped down as executive chairman, named chairman emeritus. coming up next. 50 years of super bowl gold. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we end tonight with a man who shares a super bowl record. one of only four men to take a snap at every super bowl game. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: at super bowl 1 in 1967, the very first super bowl touchdown was captured by photographer 15 years old. john biever. >> i had max mcgee's first touchdown. wide shot, showing empty stand in the background. >> reporter: the stand were not full at the first super bowl? >> no. >> reporter: since then, biever photographed every super bowl. >> gentlemen namath, super bowl
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three. and john madden, super bowl 11. biever got to the first super bowl his father was photographer for the green bay packers. that game gave him the favorite photo. >> vince lombardi off the field. my father to the right in the background. had two heroes together in the same shot. >> reporter: by super bowl 4. biever earned press credentials. for 30 years now, he has been with "sports illustrated." >> this player, celebrating with confetti made the picture. >> reporter: his photos reveal changes in both the game and photography. >> this was our first digital cover. this is the first year we didn't use film. now, it is all auto focus equipment. that little talent of following focus of the action is gone. >> reporter: you liked it in the old days when, some mud went flying. >> one of my favorite shots. >> super bowl 22. doug williams. >> real grass. real mud. the way the game use theed to
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be. >> used to be. better pictures. bauptz because it wasn't as antiseptic as now. >> in spite of the changes. one thing at super bowl 50 will be exactly the same. john biever will be there with his camera. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. ♪ ♪
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, everyone. welcome to the overnight news. the zika virus epidemic has been granded a global health emergency. now it entered unpredictable new phase. the cdc confirms a person in texas contracted the virus through sex with someone who traveled to venezuela. the world health organization says sexual transmission of zika is very rare and it is the first time anyone in the u.s. has contracted the virus without traveling abroad. ground zero of the epidemic the brazilian city of recife. dr. lapook is there. >> reporter: the health commissioner told me zika is rampant, sexual transmission not yet documented.
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felt to be spread by mosquitoes and causing a devastating birth defect which is why pregnant women are so concerned. 30-year-old is pregnant with her fourth child. are you worried for your own baby? she says she is worried but had no obvious symptoms of zika. cases of microcephaly across brazil total 4,000. several hundred suspected cases just last week. recife, is epicenter of an explosion of microcephaly, small head at birth linked to zika. government workers go door to door adding chemicals to walter and spraying pesticides. in order to attack the mosquitoes breeding ground. >> a lot more mosquitoes in january of 2015 than november. this doctor took us to the situation room inside recife's health department where the city of 1.6 million is charting the
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infections. >> this is all recife. >> a lot of cases. >> yes. >> reporter: the health departmentestimates, 50,000 to 100,000 people have been exposed. 80% of the time those infected with zika don't feel sick. what do you think when you see the babies with microcephaly and you know you are pregnant? she is worried about the threat of infection because it is a very critical situation. >> really heartbreaking. >> reporter: the doctor told us this historically impoverished community needs to fiend a solution to an epidemic which threatens an entire generation. >> these children will be surviving the impact on their families. cannot be measured at this stage. apart from the scientific and public health persona, i think as human beings, we really feel the need to do something about it. >> super bowl is just three days aw away. one denver broncos player will be watching the game on television. safety ryan murphy on the practice squad, wasn't going to play anyway was sent home after
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questioned by police at a prostitution sting. murphy wasn't charged. but the team doesn't want him to be a distraction as they prepare for the sunday big game against the carolina panthers. jeff glore has more. >> reporter: denver broncos safety, ryan murphy caught in a prostitution outside this hotel in san jose tuesday evening. the 23-year-old played in college for or gun state. questioned and released. he was not arrested. but police did issue his brother, who was with him at the time, a citation. the broncos sent murphy back to denver. in a statement, the head coach, gary kubiak, decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for super bowl 50 without him. >> a week of heavy distraction. got to handle those things. get ready to play. >> reporter: over the weekend kubiak addressed the importance of staying focused. >> to get to this point in your football career, player, team. hard to get there. i talked to them about that all the time. >> last min of the distraction
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for the atlanta falcons. >> 17 years ago, starting player for the falcons, eugene robinson arrested after soliciting sex from an undercover officer the night before super bowl 33. robinson played the next day. >> that could be a living example. don't mess this up. >> radio analyst for the panthers, robinson spoke with the team sunday abut the dangers of game week temptations. >> i want my guys to know. i love this team. hey, you got a great opportunity. ach great opportunity. go ahead and seize the moment. and don't in this respect be like me. homeland security secretary jay johnston in northern california everseeing the build-up of super bowl security. sunday's game is in silicon valley and will feature technologies never used before to keep the public safe. michelle miller has more. >> reporter: this is one of several roadblocks along the perimeter of levi stadium to keep the prying eyes of the public out. humvees, patrol cars on sight.
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one thing is for certain. if you come anywhere near the game, on sunday, you will be watched. and closely. everywhere you turn, in the san francisco bay area this week you will find a massive security presence. from the water to land. even in the air. quite a takeoff. the air and marine branch of customs and border protection is one of 50 law enforcement and government agencies working to keep super bowl 50 secure. video cameras are powerful enough to show me the faces of any one in the vicinity of levi >> a structure with license plate readers and controversial trackers, that could let police monitor your phone. since the super bowl was happening in the heart of
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silicon valley, some agencies are trying out new technologies and including a data collection program that gives law enforcement a complete picture of what is happening by integrating video feeds with agency cell phones and radio communications. >> reporter: outside levi stadium.border patrol agents, screen cargo, with x ray machines that can detect radio active material. they did not want us to reveal detailed images captured with proprietary technology. but i was allowed to take a look. >> reporter: i see straight through this truck. this event will test those both on and off the field. >> we're working with a lot of interagency partnerships at state, local and federal levels. out there assisting making sure the super bowl 50 event goes without any hitch. no group has yet to claim responsibility for the explosion aboard a passenger plane in somalia. the blast blew a hole in the
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plane, forced the pilot to make an emergency landing. one person was killed when he was sucked out of the hole. mark phillips has more. >> reporter: somalia's aviation director referred to the airbus developing a sudden defect. it was pretty clear what caused the defect. a gaping hole in the plane's side. one passenger was apparently blown out of the hole, his body found later. surviving passengers said they heard a tale tale bang. a somali diplomat on board, awaki kulani, recorded the scenes and said he shared the same fears as any one else. were they all going to die. all but one of the passenger and crews survived seemed because the explosion occurred early in the climb out of mogadishu. there was no violent decompression. and the aircraft held together. that allowed the pilot. a 64-year-old serbian to land it. surviving partners, calmly collected their belongings and filed off the plane.
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some of the world's scientists are studying climate change at the top of the world glacier. 3/4 of greenland is covered in ice. each year it loses more ice then it gains in snowfall. believed to contribute to the rise in sea levels and maybe worse. sharon alfonsi traveled to the arctic circle to see what the researchers have discovered. >> great to see you. >> yeah. >> reporter: who did you upstreet to get pupit to be put out here. >> the god. the god. >> keith nichols is an expert drilling in remote places. in terms of remote this would be
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really hard to beat. feels like you are on another planet. >> can't take a walk around here. expecting scott yo to beam you up. it is extraordinary. >> reporter: nichols and scientists are drawn to this sliver of greenland in part by the satellite images. in 2010, a chunk of ice, four times the size of manhattan, broke off. then, two years later, another large chunk came down. the glacier has receded by 20 miles in five years. nichols and his team are trying to drill beneath it. >> this is a lot of work. difficult conditions. what do you hop to learn? >> what we are frying to leatry how the ocean is interacting with ice, momenting it. and in future how that might change. they heated melt water from the glacier to make a hot water drill to pierce through the 300 foot thick ice.
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there has to be serious challenge to running equipment like this in this kind of weather? >> the biggest challenge we have got water. it is very cold. so if you have water freezing in hoses that can be devastating. it's for the projects. >> this is the moment the coring machine struck the bottom of the sea floor. a half mile beneath the ice, they made history. it was the first time any one has ever collected sediment from beneath the ice shelf in greenland. >> the ocean beneath is probably the least accessible part of the world ocean. and just getting access to that is a triumph frankly as far as we are concerned. the ice shelf extends from the glacier and fleoats on the ocea. they believe it acts like a dam, holding back ice from sliding into the sea. if it goes away, sea levels go up. is there a sense of urgency in the work that you are doing? >> the sea level rises, the big question we are trying to get
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at. and peterman glacier, this experiment here, gives us an opportunity to get at the processes, and try to understand the basic physics to how that can happen. >> our visit to the ice camp was cut short. our pilots warned of something, ice fog moving in. and could strand us here for days. we high tailed it back to the helicopter. heading to another outpost of the expedition. what the scientists call boulder camp. set up on the j edge of peterma glacier. steve marquatt and geologists have been here for weeks gathering samples from rocks. >> this was probably deposited when the ice was maybe a few hundred to few thousand feet thicker. when deposited you are probably talking about, 600 feet of ice above us. >> above where we are now. >> above where we are now. peterman would have been much larger, dropping the rocks all over the surface.
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>> to the person at home who is looking at you guys chipping at rocks why should i care about this? >> we know if you warm the planet up. glaciers respond. they melt. the question is at what rate? how fast its that going to that pen? where is if the going to happen? where are the vulnerable spots in the ice sheet. to understand all that you have to understand how the ice sheet, what controls an ice sheet. we need to understand this glacier to provide a better prediction for the ice sheet. that matters to us because of sea level. if the glaciers can respond die namingly, we should all be concerned. because the that can create dynamic changes in sea level and flood infrastructure. we need new know that planning for the future. >> reporter: we camped out next to the scientists. with 24 hours of light. we slept in the tents under the midnight sun. in the morning, we were shuttled out to meet the swedish ice breaker making its way around peterman glacier. it supports the scientists on land and acts as a fleeti ifloa
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laboratory. named after a norse good who sought wisdom. it is home to 50 climate scientists from around the world with similar convictions. their work is funded mostly by the swedish government. and the u.s. national science foundation. larry mayor, is one of geologists on the ship. and using sonar to map the ocean floor. creating the first detailed maps that show how peterman glacier slid into the sea. see it like skid marks of a car at an accident scene. >> yeah, the ice went here. the ice went there. we can seep it. oh, stopped here. >> reporter: hauch ow much of t world's oceans have been mapped with detail. >> 6%, 7%. >> reporter: you can make the trip to peterman glacier a few weeks each summer when the ice melts enough to allow passage.
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>> see the blocks of ice drifting by. >> reporter: allen mix is running the ship's coretion operation. trying to grab sediment from the sea floor. >> actually the coring site is under the block of ice. we just can't get there. we are trying to drift with the ice and sort of snook up on it. gently. >> reporter: it is hard to sneak up on anything in an ice breaker. he doesn't so much as sail, as it does smash the ice like a 13,000 ton hammer. once in position they throw a piston core, like a dart, at the bottom of the ocean. >> that doesn't sound good. >> after multiple attempts. >> go to the next up. hit it with a gravity core. >> a car sample look this is collected. inside the ship's lab, the multiyear process of investigating those cores, begins. what is your best guess. how old is this?
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>> so the base of this core -- probably is no more than 10,000 years. >> reporter: ann jennings with institute of arctic and alpine research. she says each core holds clues about peterman glacier's past. >> we didn't really expect to find things living under the ice shelf. we have. >> what have you found? >> this one we found, sivisivides-storfi. >> easy for you to say. >> it is a seashell. single celled animal. >> reporter: the single celled animal like all living creatures made out of car been alug scientists to -- carbon, alug scientists to determine when they lived. take the depth scale here. convert it to age. then we can say when did the ice retreat? how quickly did it retreat? was there a lot of multiwalter coming out? >> you can get all of that from what looks like mud?
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>> yes. >> reporter: after a week in greenland, we headed home. but the scientists kept working. taking advantage of the final days of the short arctic summer. the 66 core samples they collected during their month at sea will be studied by scientists around the world for decades. >> this is the largest core repository in the world. >> a paleo climatologist at columbia university. he says cores collected in greenland are like a black box of the earth's inner workings. this one he collected south of greenland. >> this is today's climate. we have had 10,000 years of roll tiffly warm climate. then we go, 10,000 years in the past. boom. there is the last ice age. this is when long island was formed. cape cod was formed. go on. just find this color. this is filled with these rocks. ice rafted treditis. this period. whoa, a warm phase.
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wasting money that could be spent on america's wounded veterans. a cbs news investigation found the organization spent millions of dollars on lavish parties and expensive conventions. now the watch dog group, charity navigator put the wounded warrior project on its watch list saying it spend 60% of the money it raises providing veteran services. chip reid has been covering the story from the start. >> reporter: the nation's most prominent veterans charity is facing criticism from more than 40 former employees about how it spend the more than $800 million it raised in the past six years. we asked mark owens, former director of tax-exempt organizations at the irs to review the wounded warrior projects, tax documents. what was your biggest concern in reading the forms? >> that i couldn't tell the number of people that were assisted. i thought that was truly unusual.
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if the organization is asking for money and spending money, purportedly spending money to assist veterans, i would look to know. >> reporter: wounded warrior project says 80% of their money is spent on programs for veterans because they include promotional items. direct response advertising and shipping and postage costs. ic they take that out, and it looks like charity watch dogs, say 60% of donations go to help wounded service members. >> the ceo said fund-raising should and can be included in the programs and services. your response? >> well, i would be curious to know how asking people for money equates to the assistance wounded veterans. >> steven nardizzi, ceo since 2009. in 2014 paid $500,000 in line with similar sized charities. many former employees said they thought it was too much.
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nardizzi defended his salary to our norfolk affiliate last april. >> my sally is less than 1/10 of 1% of donation that come in. i am running an organization that is helping hundreds of thousand of warriors. >> reporter: last year, wwp gave $150,000 grant to a group that defends higher spending on overhead, executive salaries and fund-raising by schar tees. nardizzi says the more money the charity raises the more it can spend on veterans. >> if your fixation is spending the most on programs. that's feeling the good. not necessarily doing good. you can run program activities. spent a lot of money. >> charity watch dog says his biggest concern is that the group is sitting on a $24 million surplus. and not enough of it is being spent on veterans. >> it would be helpful if the hundreds of millions of dole lars are being spent to help
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millions of people in the midwest are still digging out after the week's massive snowstorm. heavy snow and powerful wind knocked out power. for schools and businesses forced to close and triggered flight cancellations from colorado to northern michigan. the harsh winter weather isn't trouble for everyone. one businessman is transforming snow and ice into a castle of his own design. jamie yukas has the story. >> reporter: piece by piece. day and night. this colorful mountain is molded into a masterpiece. it is manhad using icicles. nearly a quarter million of them. >> i've got to be one of the luckiest guys. >> it began as a hobby for brent
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christianson. the kids and i would build igloos, ice rinks, and using icicles and spraying water as a way to build. >> from his backyard to now a $2 million business. this year, four crews are creating ice parks in canada, utah, minnesota and new hampshire. warm weather forced a late start in new hampshire. his team of 20 artisans worked 14 hour days for three weeks. spraying 5 million gallons of water in temperatures as low as 2 degrees. ♪ it opened last weekend and offers chills and thrills for all ages. >> we've got slides. mazes made out of ice. and canyons, and tubes. >> this park is open day and night. with the help of thousand of embedded led lights. >> they go, right. blue, green. we have them synchronized to music. >> reporter: work continues on the sculptures throughout the season. some will grow to as high as 40
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feet. >> to share with other people. also make a lifrg from it. i can't think of any bed to trade place with. >> the king of ice castles even if his reign lasts as long as nature allows. >> that's the evovernight news r thursday. for some the news continues. check back with us for the morning news and cbs this morning.
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