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the preceding was a paid presentation for cize, brought to you by beachbody. >> axelrod: campaign 2016, tonight, the first democratic battle independent south. hillary clinton seeks to cement front-runner status in the south carolina primary, while bernie sanders looks to his next chances super tuesday. arrest in kansas-- a woman is charged with illegally providing her ex-boyfriend the weapons used in a mass shooting. the zika outbreak. u.s. health officials issue a new travel warning ahead of the summer olympics. and meet "ms. marvel," a popular new muslim superhero whose greatest power may be shattering
>> really about who a good person is. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." .>> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. the first southern votes are being cast today in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are facing off in the south carolina primary where the polls close in less than 30 minutes. exit polls suggest the economy and jobs are the most important issues to voters there. and 70% of democratic voters told us they want the next president to continue president obama's policies. more now from nancy cordes in columbia, south carolina. >> welcome to ward 9. >> reporter: the first southern democrats cast their ballots today in what's expected to be a lo porto sided contest. >> i have known hillary clinton, i guess about 100 years. >> she's very humble. she's calm. >> i think it's about time that
>> you want to get a picture together? >> reporter: clinton camped out in the state all week, working to run up the score. from here, it's a race to hit as many super tuesday states as possible in three days. clinton will stick to the south, visiting tennessee, arkansas, and virginia. she even popped over to alabama today before returning to south carolina to watch the results. >> so i want to thank the mayor to do-- for doing what he tried to do to raise the minimum wage in birmingham. >> reporter: sanders will campaign in minnesota, vermont, and colorado. and while polls show clinton has a big lead in texas, sanders can't afford to ignore the delegate-rich state. that's where he went today and 10,000. >> i believe that donald trump's idea of dividing us up is a horrific, un-american idea. >> reporter: he wasn't the
race. >> you wouldn't know anything about it because you're a lousy businessman. >> i don't know anything about bankrupting four companies. you bankrupted four companies. >> reporter: the voters we met were transfixed, too. >> i don't want my son to look at those debates and think that's the way he should behave in society. >> reporter: malcolm harris is a veteran and former republican. >> it doesn't look like a party. it looks like a w.w.f. fight going on, on stage, and no policies. none. >> reporter: there is a sign that sanders does not expect to close the gap is right behind me clinton will be speaking from that podium tonight hoping to celebrate a big win while good this morning. >> axelrod: nancy cordes in thank you very much. sniping between donald trump and marco rubio. what started in thursday night's republican debate is only getting nastier this weekend.
catcher in florida. >> he's flying around on hair force one. >> reporter: for the second day, donald trump and marco rubio hurled the kind of insults more often heard in a school campaign. >> rubio, total lightweight. and little mouth on him, bing, bing, bing. >> donald trump, a con artist, party. >> i see him starting to sweat. thank god he has really large ears, the biggest ears i've ever seen, because they were protecting him. >> the guy with the worst spray tan in america is attacking me for putting on makeup. ( cheers and applause ) people. he should sue whoever did that to his face. >> reporter: rubio is betting on mudd slinging to defeat g.o.p. front-runner, but others in the party fear a trump victory is inevitable. >> it is my honor and privilege to introduce to you the next
of america, donald trump. >> reporter: as trump rewrites the campaign playbook, he's forging new alliances with republicans betting he's the winner, like with chris christi, and maine's governor paul lepage, who according to the "new york times" just last week said a trump nomination would deeply wound the republican party. meanwhile, republican leaders, like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, are working on a backup plan. the "times" says he's given republican incumbents the green light to break with trump if he's the nominee. but the republican party may be too decentralized. various attempts to stop trump went nowhere, like a superpac proposed in this memo that was circulated last fall to top donors, including billionaire sheldon adelson. "if trump wins," it says, "everyone loses." trump's opponents do seem to have unified around calling on him to release his tax returns to up the pressure. rubio today provided forms
$2.3 million from 2010-2014 and paid about $526,000 in taxes, but, jim, these are just summaries of those filings. they're not the complete returns, like hillary clinton has provided and like mitt romney provided in 2012. >> axelrod: julianna goldman with the latest on the republican side of the race. thank you. senator ted cruz has promisedded to release his tax returns soon, and he's pressing donald trump to do the same. in an interview with john dickerson for "face the nation," cruz suggested trump's refusal to show his returns raises ethical questions. >> why is it a problem if he doesn't release his taxes? >> well, he said in the debate, he said, "gosh, i'm being audited for two years," then he said three years, then he said maybe five years. listen, if there's a problem in his taxes the voters have a right to know because come september, october, the general election, folk in addition the media are going to make a heyday about any problems with his taxes and i think primary voters have a right to know. >> axelrod: you can see the
ted cruz tomorrow morning on "face the nation." donald trump, marco rubio, and bernie sanders are also scheduled to appear. the town of hesston is still reeling two days after a gunman killed three people at a plant plante and wounded 14 of 14 others before police killed him. >> reporter: zach naylor returned to excel industries today for the first time since the shooting, a bullet pierced his foot. >> i'm upset that we lost some close people that we work with every day. it's hard to deal with. >> reporter: three of his coworkers were killed, including his friend joshua higbee, who was trying to save others. >> i would consider him more of a hero than anybody because he died trying to save someone else. >> reporter: loretta sadowsky's son, brian, was also killed. >> when he didn't answer me, he usually does, and about 10 minutes, i sent him another text, and said, "please call me." and i never heard another word
>> reporter: police say cedric ford's rage was triggered by a protective order taken out by an ex-girlfriend. he carjacked and shot people as he made his way to the plant thursday and fired at random. d.j. britton is in intensive care after he was shot through the leg. the suspect was not only his coworker, his parents' dentist lived two doors down from ford. >> he heard a pop and went straight to the floor, and that's when he realized he'd been shot. >> reporter: ford was a convicted felon. investigators say the weapons he used in the attack, an assault rifle and pistol, were given to him by a former girlfriend, sarah j. hopkins who is now in jail facing charges. her pastor, could vo, said hopkins came to her church while trying to get out of a troubled relationship. >> right now it's awfully easy for sarah to become the face of why this happened. and i know sarah. i can't imagine how her heart is is broken.
throughout this tightknit communities. the machines made at the plant now stand as part of a memorial. and the town will hold a memorial service tomorrow night, just a block away from the plant, which is still considered an active crime scene. jim. >> axelrod: manuel bojorquez in the devastated community of hesston, kansas, thank you. it was relatively quiet in syria today, the first dayave brokered cease-fire involving russian and syrian forces and some rebel groups. elizabeth palmer is in damascus, where she's been talking to people shocked at the break in the fighting. >> reporter: here in damascus after the partial cease-fire took effect, we did continue to hear sporadic shelling and mort arg from the city suburbs. but overall, day one has gone better than anyone expected, although, of course, there is no official monitoring. we went down into the center of damascus to a park that's both a campsite and a hangout for some of the thousands of syrians who had to flee from other areas.
lives have been shattered by the war, they hope today's lull might actually somehow lead to lasting peace. they are tired, and they just want to go home. throughout the day, there were several reports of violations, rebel groups accuse the army of breaking a truce, but there are no major incidents. russia actually grounded its bombers for the day. but president putin has only promised a 24-hour pause, so it is quite possible those russian planes will be in the air again tomorrow hitting the al qaeda-linked nusra front, and isis fighters. the two groups that were explicitly excluded from this cease-fire. jim. >> axelrod: elizabeth palmer, thank you. this week, a study confirmed the methane gas leak in porter ranch, california, was the largest in u.s. history. more than 100,000 tons of methane leaked before it was capped. the people who live there have been told it is safe to return
reports, many are still skeptical. >> you guys can play for a minute while i unpack a couple things. >> reporter: sandy crawford has been trying to make this hotel room feel like home for more than a month. >> are you going to play with me or not? >> reporter: her family, like so many others, was elated when officials last week declared the crisis over. >> the leak in the aliso canyon storage field is permanently sealed. >> reporter: when you drove back into the neighborhood, could you smell the gas? >> no, couldn't smell it. i was hopeful. i thought we were good. >> reporter: but within hours of returning home, crawford says her youngest son had trouble breathing again, and worse. >> i looked at him, and there's just blood down his face. i put it on our facebook group for porter ranch, and the coming coming in saying, "we're having the same problems. our kids are having the same issues." >> reporter: crawford says she had no choice but to move back to the hotel. when you left did all of those symptoms go away? >> 100%. >> reporter: late this week, a
southern california gas to pay three more weeks of hotel bills for residents like crawford. the gas company says that will cost $2 million a day and is appealing the ruling, saying the air quality in the area has never posed any long-term health risks and with the leak gone, related symptoms should be gone. what do you think is contammed that's causing this? >> i believe there's something in our house. i don't know if it's the air inside of our house, because we've tried to air it out. i don't know if it's in our mattresses or the drapes. i don't know what it is. i want to be home. we want to be home. our kids want to be home playing with their games and toys and living our normal life. >> reporter: for now, it's anything but normal. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> axelrod: up next, the zika outbreak promptaise new travel warning ahead of the summer olympics. and surge pricing heads to disneyworld when the cbs evening news conditions.
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>> axelrod: we close tonight with a marvel of a story, "ms. marvel," to be recise. while she doesn't look like most superheroes, as don dahler tells first stories, it's close to home. >> super hero comics are populated by outcasted, those world anyway. but there's never been a comic superhero quite like this. kamala khan is just an average teen from jersey city who abilities. she also happens to be muslim. sana amanat is the series' editor. >> we didn't want to tell a story about a muslim or a south asian, we wanted to tell a story about a young individual coming into their own. >> reporter: to tell that story, amanat drew on her own childhood growing up as a muslim in new jersey. >> i had this one instance right after the world trade center bombing this kid came up to me and was like, "hey, um, can you tell your people to stop attacking us?" it was a big turning point in my
moment where i realized i was the other. >> reporter: she found solace in comic books, like the "x-men", which features a band of mutant who do good in the face of prejudice. in the first issue of "ms. marvel," a nod to an earlier series by the same name, kamala khan shape-shifts into a blond, blue-eyed hero before her father convinces her that she's perfect as she really is. it's a story that resonated with readers everywhere. that issue went through an unprecedented seven printings and was a "new york times" bestseller, with over 20,000 copies. >> first page of the comic is her smelling a b.l.t. in a local convenience store. and fake bakeon is forbidden in islam. it's just a moment where you are trying to be something that you're not. >> diversity has always been really important in comics. >> reporter: john jay professor jonathan gray writes about comics and pop culture. >> that marvel is representing this character at a time when we have some, you know, divisive
shows that we can sort of embrace our diversity and not sort of be turned off by it. >> reporter: "ms. marvel" has been a phenomenon, a sign of the character's importance to marvel, the most recent issue of the franchise series "the avengers" features kamala khan, front and center. amanat says their intention was never political. >> we went in to try to tell a unique story, who muslims are and who muslims can be, but is. >> reporter: in these stories, marvel presents diversity as struggle and strength. their corporate motto could well be, "with great power comes great responsibility." don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> axelrod: and that is the cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs, "48 hours." but first, the polls are about to close in south carolina. for some of you, we'll have a campaign 2016 update at the top of the hour. for now, i'm jim axelrod.
captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> coming up now on cbs4 at 5:00, a denver landlord shot inside her apartment. >> fans are packing into coors field for tonight's special nhl game between the avalanche and the redwings. >> plus, how a local wildlife refuge nursed this emu
mm hmm hmm-h-hmm-hmm counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> a landlord is shot inside of her denver apartment. right now, police are searching for three suspects on the run. good evening, i'm tom mustin. >> i'm kathy walsh. melissa garcia is at 38th and high. the scene of the shooting. what's the latest in the investigation?