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caption co >> pelley: russia in mourning. can these flight recorders solve the mystery of the air disaster that killed more than 200? also tonight, a condemned killer tells the supreme court he's the victim of prosecutors who kept blacks off the jury. obamacare year three. some are saying no to signing up. >> it's hard to factor in the cost of an extra bill. >> pelley: and grand larceny on a football field. touchdown. >> pelley: no, it wasn't. captioning sponsored by cbs
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with scott pelley. >> pelley: we'll start tonight with breaking news. we have learn that a u.s. spy satellited detected a flash of heat over egypt's sinai peninsula at the moment on saturday that a russian jetliner vanished from radar. david martin at the pentagon reports the infrared satellite recorded the flash, but it is not known whether the flash was caused by something like a failure in a fuel tank or perhaps a bomb. the metrojet wreckage is spread over miles, indicating that it came apart at high altitude. all aboard, more than 200 people, were killed. they were mostly vacationing russian families en route from a seaside resort in egypt to st. petersburg. today u.s. intelligence director james clapper said it's unlikely that terrorism brought down the airbus a-321. investigators hope the flight recorders will tell them what did. allen pizzey is in egypt.
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teams have finished combing a eight-square-mile area of the sinai december ertd where the widen the search. most of the bodies have been found along with the plane's two flight data recorders. decoding them to discover what caused the plane to suddenly breck apart in midair is expected to begin tomorrow, after the arrival of experts from ireland where the a-321 was registered and had its last safety check. the airbus and other experts examined the twisted metal of the fuselage today. a neat arrange. of luggage in the desert rather than a airport carousel was a reminder how much those clues matter. isis based in the sinai claimed it brought down the plane, and while there is no evidence of direct terrorist involvement, the possibility the sinai militants are responsible can't be dismissed according to the u.s. director of national intelligence james clapper. >> it's unlikely, but i wouldn't rule it out.
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russian company that owned the aircraft, denied the crash was caused by equipment failure and said the pilot did not send a distress call. the only possible explanation, deputy director alexander smirnov said, could be external impact on the airplane. for relatives who must now provide d.n.a. and other means of identification for bodies brought back to st. petersburg, concern about who is responsible is buried under grief. at least two dozen of the victims were children. everyone involved in the investigation is urging patience and warning against jumping to conclusions. but the possibility of terrorist action has already prompted a number of airlines to avoid flying over the sinai. scott? >> pelley: allen pizzey reporting for us from cairo tonight. allen, thank you. now moving to the republican presidential race, a new poll shows donald trump holding on to his lead in new hampshire. but the fastest-rising candidate
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he's now at 13%, a nine-point improvement since september. trump is at 26%, followed by ben carson at 16%. here's major garrett. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: marco rubio's expense. once an understudy, rubio is now running ahead of bush and attracting his donors. leaving bush to scramble for support today in the two florida. >> new york i'm not frustrated about him. he's a great guy. he's a good friend. he's a gifted politician. i just have the leadership skills to solve these problems. that. >> i'm going to tell you truth. here's the truth... >> reporter: rubio's surge began with his sprong spfs during last week's cnbc debate. the same poll that shows rubio jumping to third place in new hampshire also shows a spike in his favorable rating up from 50% to 62%. he's now just two points behind ben carson, the republican with the highest rating.
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rubio's biggest catch among republican donors, paul singer, a billionaire hedge fund manager who has thrown millions behind g.o.p. candidates and causes. today rubio picked up his first senate endorsement from colorado freshman cory gardner. all this drew the ire of donald trump, who tweeted, "marco only won the debate in the minds of desperate people. it was reminiscent of what trump told us after that debate. >> i think we won the debate tonight according to everybody. i mean, everybody says that. that seems to be unanimous. >> not marco. >> reporter: and today trump told talk radiohost colin cowherd rubio would not be among his vice presidential picks. >> you called rubio a light weight. it would not be him, right? >> most likely not. >> reporter: republican presidential campaigns tried to unite to negotiate format changes to future debates, but today trump, john kasich, chris christie and carly fiorina all said thanks but no thanks. one possible reason why, scott,
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venue be air conditioned to precisely 67 degrees. >> pelley: major garrett reporting tonight. major, thank you. the third year of open enrollment for health insurance under the affordable care act began this week. premiums are up, and some people have decided they're not so affordable. here's julianna goldman. >> it kind of just hits you. >> reporter: mi-lisa patton turns 26 this month. she doesn't want to pay up to $250 a month for a plan under obamacare. >> being a graduate student and living in d.c. and kind of barely making ends meet now, it's hard to factor in the cost of an extra bill. >> reporter: there are 10.5 million uninsured americans eligible for coverage under the affordable care act, but the obama administration expects only one quarter will sign up this year, even though those that don't could pay a higher penalty in their taxes. >> we're talking about a penalty, it's $700. >> i didn't actually know the
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penalty was that high. >> reporter: premiums have also increased. the cost of a mid-level plan is up an average of 7.5%. it's due in part because a number of companies have left the marketplace. fewer insurers means less competition. >> i've had obamacare insurance now for two years, and it did go up the second year. >> reporter: dawn erin is an actress and singer living in texas. she says obamacare made her hepatitis c medication affordable. >> the total cost of that medication was approximately $70,000, and my co-pay was $5. >> reporter: as for patton, if healthy millennial is inclined to take her chances without insurance. >>ly probably look after i graduate. >> reporter: waiting until after may. >> yes. >> reporter: and still deal with the penalty. >> it's a hard situation to be in right now. >> reporter: officials acknowledge that most people will need to shop around and pick new plans to avoid price hikes. scott, the obama administration expects 10 million people will be enrolled in insurance
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exchanges by the end of 2016, but that's way down from originally estimates of 21 million. >> pelley: julianna goldman in the washington newsroom tonight. julianna, thank you. in major change of policy, medicare will now pay for end-of-life counseling for terminally ill patients. our dr. jon lapook has more about this. >> reporter: amy berman is a former nurse who now works at a health policy foundation. so five years ago, when diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, she knew to do her homework. what did you find? >> it's the worst form of breast cancer to get. nobody survives it. >> reporter: when your doctors first discussed your treatment plan, did they ask you, what do you want? >> reporter: one doctor was perfection. she said, "we can try to hold back the cancer, but, you know, not do things that are unnecessary." i went to another doctor, and this other doctor wanted to do the complete opposite kind of
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at the cancer, even though it wasn't going to change the outcome. >> reporter: berman chose only those treatments that ease pain. >> i really wanted to focus on living the best possible quality of life. >> reporter: dr. diane meier directs the center of advanced care, an emerging center that focuses on the patient's quality of life. >> at the outset of a serious illness, it's important to talk about what patients and families can expect, what is the natural history of this disease course, what is the time frame. >> reporter: now that medicare will reimburse doctors for advanced care planning and end-of hitch life discussion, there should be more time for those discussions. >> without those conversations, somebody else is making all the decisions for us. >> reporter: and for you, that was less aggressive care. for somebody else, it might be more aggressive care. >> right. it's whatever it is that that person is hoping to do for their own health.
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spread, but berman is continuing to work and play, living the best life she possibly can. studies suggest patients who receive the kind of specialized care that focuses on quality of life and pain management have fewer hospital and office visits and may even live longer. >> pelley: jon lapook. jon, thank you. the supreme court heard arguments in the case of a black man sentenced to death in georgia for murdering a white woman. at issue is whether the prosecution illegally excluded blacks from the jury. here's our chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: timothy foster's jury was all white, but prosecutors denied racial bice when they struck every african american from the pool of perspective jurors. then ten years ago defense attorneys unearthed the prosecutor's notes. >> what we really found was an arsenal of smoking guns. >> reporter: veteran death penalty attorney stephen bright
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>> the notes were shocking in terms of explicit the racial factor was. >> reporter: the names of the potential african american jurors were highlighted, and in this list of possible jurors titled "definite no," the top five people were black. georgia's deputy attorney general argued prosecutors had valid reasons for excluding african american jurors in the 1987 trial. it flagged black perspective following new supreme court guidelines handed down in a landmark 1986 case to prevent racial discrimination in jury selection. but a majority of the justices appeared skeptical. liberal justice elena kagan said the case seemed as clear a violation as the court is ever going to see of the court's 1986 guidelines. conservative justice samuel alito, a former u.s. attorney, also seemed troubled, asking, "what about the giving a reason
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for dismissing one jury, that she was close in age to the defendant. she was in her 30s. he was 18 or 19." now today some 30 years later, anti-death penalty groups say racial discrimination in jury selection may be less obvious, but it still persists. but, scott, the court in this case is unlikely to address those bigger concerns. >> pelley: jan crawford at the supreme court tonight. jan, thank you. we have been searching at the broadcast for solutions to gun violence. in our series "voices against violence." recently we brought you the view of a gun rights' advocate, larry pratt, of gun owners of america. tonight another perspective and another voice. >> my name is kai kleopfer. i'm an 18-year-old innovator from bolder, colorado. i spent the last three years of my life developing a smart gun that only works for the owner. the smart gun works by identifying the user's fingerprint before the firearm
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is able to fire. this means that when a child finds an unsecured firearm in the house and picks it up and starts to play with it, it doesn't turn into a life-altering accident. it all started for me with the aurora theater shooting. living in bolder, colorado, the theater where that shooting occurred is only 45 minutes away from my house. and it was something that deeply impacted not only me, but the colorado community as a whole. the smart gun technology that i developed is very secure. the fingerprints are stored on military-grade technology. the next main step for me is to take that technology and move it to an actual metal live firearm. throughout the course of my research into accidental shootings and deaths in the united states, i learned that every 30 minutes in the united
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or is injured by firearm. a technology like this can legitimately save thousands of lives every single year in the united states. and i'm in a position to make that possible. >> pelley: the view of kai kleopfer. still ahead on the broadcast, it was one of the craziest endings in football. how the refs blew it. how fred thompson helped bring down law and order on a president who broke the law. and what happened after the cabbie got clobbered when the "cbs evening news" continues. if you have high blood pressure like i do, many cold medicines may raise your blood pressure. that's why there's coricidin hbp. it relieves cold symptoms without raising blood pressure. so look for powerful
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time expired as hurricane players lateral the ball eight times -- eight -- for the winning score, a final play for the ages. >> can you believe what you just saw? >> reporter: but the refs blew it. >> the play is still under review. >> reporter: they huddled with a replay official for nine minutes. >> it's a legal play. touchdown. game is over. >> reporter: miami's miracle was a mirage. hurricane player mark walton lateraled the ball with his knee touching the ground, just a few feet away from an official. duke coach david cutcliffe. >> i thought the guy was down, and i think pictures will prove me right. >> reporter: look closer. knee down. play over. game over. the atlantic coast conference or acc agreed. the last play of the game was not handled appropriately. it also ruled the now-suspended officials had missed four calls
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on that play alone. so duke wins, right? wrong. dan wolken covers sports for "usa today." >> there's currently no mechanism in the ncaa rule book to overturn the result of a game in this circumstance. once everyone leaves the field and the officials declare the game over, it's over. >> reporter: which is why duke fans will always see this stadium as the scene of the crime. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. >> pelley: the v.w. emissions scandal expands to a legendary brand. that's next.ronger on aches and pains than advil. not tylenol. not aleve. nothing. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil. you gellin'? no tellin' how much i'm gellin'. you gellin'? i'm like magellan, i'm so gellin'. quit yellin' we're gellin'. riigghhttt. dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles are so soft they make any shoe feel outrageously comfortable.
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from the beginning he says the man was belligerent and refused to give him a drop-off address. >> i don't feel like he would have stopped if i didn't spray him. i was afraid he was going to started strangling me. >> get out of my car. get out of my car orally call police. >> reporter: it appears gold season about the leave but then this. riders agree the a code of conduct, and there is a rating system to keep drivers safe. >> i don't plan on driving for uber anymore. i'm looking for a job right now. >> reporter: uber will not tell us how many other drivers have faced similar incidents. they would also not share anything on their safety procedure, but, scott, we found out benjamin golden has been banned for life. >> pelley: mireya villarreal in los angeles, thank you. remembering fred thompson next. >> this portion of the "cbs evening news" is sponsored by pacific life.
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instead the tapes documented crimes and cover-ups and led to knickson's resignation. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> reporter: thompson's transition to acting was accidental. he was asked to play himself in a 1985 movie about a corruption case he won in tennessee. it turned out he was a natural. >> things are liable to get a little dicey around here. >> reporter: but thompson missed public service and ran for the senate in 1994, representing tennessee for nine years. in 2007, he set his sights even higher. >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> all right. there you have it. >> reporter: he was seen initially as the man to beat, but voters noticed he seemed ambivalent, even thompson joked about it with us on the trail. >> are you sure you have the fire and the belly to do this? >> i have the fire and the belly. >> all right. >> reporter: he dropped out early and may have been miscast for that role.
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wagons. >> reporter: but will be remembered for so many others. nancy cordes, cbs news, washington. >> pelley: that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. >> they're not taking the land, they're only using the land. stacey: governor branstad tries to calm landowners who don't want an oil pipeline through their property. how that argument is going over. kevin: an ordinary looking bench marks a mother's tragedy and her way of fighting the drug epidemic that took her daughter's life. stacey: he's been the donut king in west des moines since the 1970's. what forced him off his throne for several weeks. tonight's this is iowa. good evening. governor branstad today says a proposed oil pipeline through iowa won't be the major land grab critics claim. kevin: but that's doing little to calm landowners, who soon may have the pipeline running through eir property. mark tauscheck here with the
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