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gentler trump at the debate, but more violence at his rallies. >> i think there are two donald trumps. >> pelley: and they don't agree with each other. >> i don't think there are two donald trumps. i think there's one donald trump. >> pelley: also tonight, rising waters put thousands of homes at risk. mourners celebrate nancy reagan and an undying love. oh, my dear our love is here to stay. >> pelley: and steve hartman with a nurse who gets the surprise of her life. >> i have goosebumps right now. captioning sponsored by cbs
>> pelley: today, donald trump's rallies drew more protests, his campaign drew a big endorsement, and his opponents drew up an emergency plan to break his momentum. marco rubio sacrificed his campaign in ohio, telling republicans there to vote for their governor, john kasich, on tuesday, to deny trump the win. then, hours after trump praised the more dignified tone of the debate last night, he ridiculed protesters at a rally, calling them, "the people that are destroying our country." here's major garrett. >> get them out! troublemaker! get him out of here! >> reporter: in st. louis, donald trump and a packed house of supporters confronted numerous protesters, some inspired by the black lives matter movement. at least one protester was bloodied, several handcuffed by security, still another went
>> young, spoiled kids. get them out of here. i'll tell you, these are not just so you understand. >> reporter: the largely white crowd, egged on by donald chanted. >> u.s. a! >> reporter: at a press conference this morning trump appeared to put the blame for the unrest at his rallies on the protesters. >> we had a couple that were what? the audience swung back, and i appropriate. >> reporter: but yesterday, a north carolina man was charged with assault after he was caught on camera punching a proaflter. and today michelle fields, a reporter for breitbart news, a conservative web site, filed a police report after alleging she was manhandled by trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski. lewandowski and the campaign vigorously deny the allegation. the violent images are another reason why the g.o.p. establishment is trying to stop trump's march to the nomination.
in ohio, marco rubio took the extraordinary step of asking voters to support john kasich, the state's governor. >> clearly, john kasich is-- has a better chance of winning ohio than i do, and if a voter in ohio concludes that voting for john kasich gives us the best chance to stop donald trump there, i anticipate that's what they'll do. >> reporter: but support for trump continues to roll in. today, he accepted the endorsement of his one-time rival, ben carson. >> we buried the hatchet. >> reporter: carson said trump has been misjudged. >> there are two different donald trumps. there's the one you see on the stage, and there's the one who's very sereberal. >> reporter: do you agree with that characterization? >> i think there are two donald trumps. there's the public version. it's probably different, i think, than the personal donald trump. >> reporter: 32 people were arrested at trump's st. louis rally, including one for assault. trump said today he thought last night's debate should be the
the issue-based affair elegant. what the nation is increasingly witnessing at trump rallies is anything but. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. now with some insight into all of this, we'll turn to john dickerson, our political director and anchor of "face the nation." john what, do you make of this effort by the rubio campaign to get people to vote for kasich in ohio? >> reporter: it's a little half-hearted. after super tuesday, this was the most plausible strategy for stopping trump. republicans would get together and vote for rubio in florida, kasich in ohio, and deny trump the delegates he would need, and then they'd just work it all out at the convention. that's what mitt romney called for explicitly. but it's taken nine days for senator rubio to endorse it, and if donald trump is stopped in those two states, it won't be because there was coordination. >> pelley: and what about trump last night at the debate? he seemed very different than what we're used to. >> reporter: he's trying to close the deal. he's talking about unity, talking about his flexibility, to calm those in the republican party who have been nervous about his nomination.
who are trying to deny him the nomination, but he's trying to rob them of new examples for why he might be objectionable. in real estate they call it the "good cop-bad cop "negotiation. trump is playing both parts, and last night he was the good cob. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll be watching sunday on "face the nation"." a big issue in the campaign is the flow of u.s. jobs overseas. well, the u.s.-based parent company of nabisco is shipping out 600 jobs, and we asked dean reynolds to look into it. >> reporter: in 10 days, michael smith will lose his $25-an-hour union job at the chicago plant that makes one of america's favorite snacks, the oro. did they give you a reason for why they're doing this? >> no, they did not. >> reporter: he's in the first wave of layoffs, as nabisco, owned by mondelez international, shifts oro production to a more modern facility in salinas,
savings for mondelez, which had $30 billion in revenue last year. in a world where outsourcing and downsize regular commonplace, shifting hundreds of jobs abroad would not ordinarily be front-page news, except for this: >> no more oros. no more oros. >> reporter: the oro has become a campaign issue. >> a company like nabisco outsources and ships jobs overseas, we'll make you give back the tax breaks you received here in america. >> reporter: in 1993, the company got a $90 million tax break to modernize want chicago plant, but it, evidently, wasn't modern enough. and it now stands as a populist argument that companies should pay a price for sending jobs abroad to keep profits up. a mondelez spokesperson pointed out that the oreo will still be made in new jersey, virginia,
produced in 18 countries worldwide. and she expressed the hope that consumers will not abandon the oreo, or what the company calls its billion-dollar cookie. and as recently as 1993, this plant here in chicago employed 2400 workers. now it's down to 1200, and after the layoffs, it will be 600. scott, that's the way this cookie is crumbling. >> pelley: oreos made in america since 1912. dean reynolds, thanks very much. record floods that have killed at least five people in the south have not letting up. torrential rains are spilling over into a fifth day, and david begnaud is in bohzer city, louisiana. >> reporter: as of late this afternoon, the red chute bayou level was 25 feet and rising. the water rushing downstream from two lakes to the north has made bohzer city ground zero. 3500 homes are at risk of
of the bayou. because of recent heavy rains, approximately 30,000 gallons of water is flowing downstream every second, seven to 10 times the normal flow. sandbragz being dropped to protect the levee from eroding if water tops it. mike peterson is with the u.s. army corps of engineers. >> this is a choke point where all of that water has to come through a relatively narrow area. that's why it's jumping up tow fast. >> reporter: how far is the levee from your back-yard line? >> it's probably 300 to 400 yards. >> firefighter josh wolverton has been rescuing people for two days. now his home is at risk. >> we've lived here for six years, and i've never seen water standing in the street, ever. >> reporter: since then, he's evacuated his wife and daughters and elevated his furniture, using canned goods. just south of here, mark ikeled berger walked away from his home his home is flooded.
flood and the next thing you know there's water coming under the door. what do you do? >> reporter: back here at red chute biiewrk the water has now reached the bottom of the bridge here where we are. and we were just told that the water is actually rising a little slower than expected. but, scott, engineers say they are convinced that tonight or early tomorrow morning the water will reach the levee right here. and over-top it. >> pelley: and there are forecast for rip currents on the alabama coast over the weekend. a danger for spring break. david begnaud, thanks very much. last night, chip reid and producer jennifer janisch broke the story that the two top executives at the nation's largest veterans charity were fired. a cbs news investigation had revealed that wounded warrior project spends as much as half of the hundreds of millions of dollars it receives in donations on overhead, including lavish parties.
overhead costs as low as 10%. tonight, chip has a follow-up. >> i'll be damned if you're going to take hardworking americans' money and drink it and waste it. >> reporter: when we spoke with former wounded warrior project employee erick millette in january, he was furious about what he called the charity's lavish spending at the expense of veterans' programs. but his anger has subsided now that the charity's top two officials, steven nardizzi and al giordano, have been fired. >> it feels good. it really does. and-- and i didn't do it for me. i did it for all the veterans that wounded warrior project claims to serve. >> reporter: for the first time in years, he's guardedly optimistic about the organization's future. but he also agrees with fred and dianne kane, who raised $325,000 for the charity with golf tournaments, that the ouster is only the first step. >> they need to change the culture, which, in my opinion,
to the team, the executive team. i think they can right the ship, but it's going to take a lot of effort, and it's going to take a lot of effort to build up that good will again. >> reporter: also weighing in today, the melia family, which founded wounded warrior project in 2003. in a statement they, accusedinar diseasey of going so far as to remove any mention of the melia family from the w.w.p. web site and said doirns have every right to be angry about the lack of stewardship shown by the immediate past leadership. the charity's board of directors conceded in i a statement that some policies and procedures and controls at w.w.p. hadv not kept pace with the organization's rapid growth in recent years and are in need of strengthening but the board also insists a substantial portion of the donations given to w.w.p. go to programs and services for wounded warriors.
searches for a new permanent c.e.o., board chairman anthony odierno will temporarily lead a team of executives that will oversee daily operations. scott, our repeated requests for an interview with odeasterno were declined. >> pelley: in california today, nancy reagan's funeral was a celebration of her lifelong love affair with ronald reagan. ben tracy is at the reagan library in simi valley. >> there likely wouldn't have been a president ronald reagan without a nancy reagan. she knew how to love, and she loved one man more than the world. >> reporter: nancy reagan's children, ron and patti, paid tribute to their mother with both love and honesty. >> it's no secret that my mother and i had a challenging and
i tried her patience, and she intimidated me. but there were moments in our history when all that was going on between us was love. i choose to remember those moments. >> reporter: watching from the front row were a former president and four women who know what it's like to make the white house home. while president reagan passed away more than a decade ago, his love for his wife was still very much present. >> for there could be no life for me without you. >> reporter: a love letter he wrote to his first lady in 1981 was read by former canadian prime minister brian mulroney. >> "how do i love thee? let me count the ways. for me, there is no way to count count. i love the whole gang of you-- mommy, first lady, the sentimental you, the fun you,
>> reporter: and now nancy reagan will be laid to rest at her husband's side, the very same place she spent so much of her life. >> they will look out across the valley. my father will tell her that the lights below are her jewels. the moon and stars will endlessly turn overhead, and here they'll stay, as they always wished it to be, resting in each others' arms, only each others' arms, till the end of time. >> reporter: it was president reagan's request that burial site face west towards the pacific ocean, and, scott, on a clear day you can see it in the distance from this hilltop. >> pelley: she once said, "my life began with ronnie." ben tracy, thank you. still ahead, steve martin on the road. but up next, a doctor tells us why he helps patients end their lives when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> pelley: brittany maynard became a symbol for those who believe that the terminally ill should control how they die. she had brain cancer, and in 2014, took her own life at the age of 29. well, sunday, on "60 minutes," dr. jon lapook will speak with maynard's husband and the doctor who prescribed the lethal dose of barbiturates. >> reporter: brittany's tumor kept growing, invading her brain, and causing seizures so violent, they left her unable to speak for hours. so on november 1, 2014, she posted this photo on facebook, said good-bye, and drank the five ounces that would end her life. do you mind sharing the last few moments you spent with her? >> um, we were, um, in the room, in our bedroom, and i was right next to her. there's no, like, dark cloud looming. the feeling is simply of love
within five minutes, brittany fell asleep, just like i've seen her do a thousand times before, very peacefully. within 30 minutes, her breathing slowed to the point where she passed away. >> reporter: dan diaz has kept in touch with dr. eric walsh, the oregon physician who prescribed the medication. dr. walsh couldn't talk about the specifics of brittany's case due to patient privacy, but for the first time has agreed to discuss why he prescribed the medication to her, as well as to 19 others. >> when somebody's facing the end of their life, shouldn't they be in control? shouldn't i be able to help them when they're suffering and the burden of living becomes intolerable to them? >> pelley: john's report and including what people have to say who are on the other side, the opponents of physician-assisted suicide, will air sunday on "60 minutes."
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but that was then. >> nicole was this little girl they took care of, and now she's taking such good care of me. >> reporter: nicole says she doesn't remember much from those days, but here's what's interesting-- she also doesn't remember a time when she didn't want to be a nurse. >> oh, yeah. i always wanted to help people and i don't remember if i really just liked nurses. i just knew i always wanted to be one. >> reporter: for as long as she can remember, she always wanted to be one. some might say that's a coincidence, but to lynn, it's a godsend. >> this is just what i needed. it is definitely a gift because now i know for 44 years, i made a difference in people's lives. >> reporter: 44 years, and maybe generations to come. milwaukee, wisconsin. >> pelley: nurses, american heroes.
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