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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, march 31st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a twister touches down in tulsa. the most damaging part of a severe weather outbreak expected to continue today. donald trump's political rivals pounce. after the gop front-runner reverses himself after making a controversial statement about women who have abortion. an emotional reunion. a michigan resident wounded in the brussels airport, sees his family for the first time since the terror attacks.
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and fan fright. spectators trying to get an nba star's signature, fall from the stands. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. powerful and dangerous storms are predicted to move across the central and southern plains today and tomorrow. on wednesday night, a tornado touched down in tulsa, oklahoma, hurting at least seven people and knocking out power to thousands. >> we could see it right there. you see the house right there in the debris. as it's hitting the houses in stone canyon, there is debris off of some roofs. i hope people are taking coaster in this area. >> reporter: the twister touched down multiple times around tulsa. >> look at that. >> reporter: the hardest hit area measured one square mile in a residential section of the city and homes there sustained severe damage. >> the debris going around in circles.
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my son, my wife, the client, get down on the floor. two minutes later, boom. the high winds came through and broke everything and broke out windows. >> reporter: the storm shredded roofs and brought power lines to the ground. >> right there, you see that rotation? it's back on the ground. this is on the south side of claire more right now. we see th power flashes in that area. >> reporter: nearly 9 million americans were in the path of severe weather on wednesday. a hail storm pounded homes near wichita, kansas, in the afternoon. >> sounds like quarters on the roof to about, like, golf ball-sized hail. sounded like a hurricane was outside the front door. the good news, the storm is weakening as it moves to the northeast. the storm system is wreaking havoc as it moves east but it remains a threat in the southeast today. forecasters say alabama is at risk of tornadoes. flash flood watches in northern louisiana which could get up to half a foot of rain today. this morning,'s donald trump's comments about abortion have started a firestorm among
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protesters. less than a week before the critical wisconsin primary, both abortion rights and anti-abortion groups are attacking trump after he said women who get legal abortion should be punished. brian webb is here in new york with the details on the latest trump controversy. >> reporter: donald trump's turnaround is little to come the firestorm that erupted moments after he said this. >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah, there has to be some form. >> reporter: soon after making the comments, the gop front-runner released a statement saying if abortions were illegal, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held illegally responsible, not the woman. the anti-abortion rights group, march for life, quickly panned trump for being out of step with the movement saying, in part, no pro lifer would ever want to punish a woman who has chosen abortion. trump's chief rival ted cruz
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shared similar views. >> that comment was wrong. it's the latest demonstration of how little donald has thought about any of the serious issues facing this country. >> reporter: some of trump's supporters quickly came to his defense. >> he is not a politician. he has not been coached. >> reporter: trump's latest controversy is putting him further at odds with the gop establishment and women voters who prefer democrat hillary clinton over trump. clinton is now asking rival bernie sanders to back her in becoming the party nominee. >> i'm ahead. i'm ahead by a significant number. i believe i'm going to continue to add to that number. >> reporter: sanders is counting on a win in wisconsin's primary next week to stop clinton's momentum. donald trump will be off the campaign trail for the next couple of days. sanders campaigns in both pennsylvania and new york today, which hold crucial primaries next month, and hillary and bill clinton hold organizing events and fund-raisers in new york and massachusetts.
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>> brian webb here in new york, thanks a lot, brian. here is an example of just how the race for the republican presidential nomination has shattered party unity. watch how ted cruz answered a question regarding donald trump on "jimmy kimmel live" last night. >> who do you like better, obama or trump? >> look. i dislike obama's policies more. >> i see. >> but donald, donald is a unique individual. i will say i was watching the early part of the show and if i were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw donald in the backup camera, i'm not confident which pedal i would push. >> cruz, trump, and john kasich now say they may not support the republican nominee. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the impact of trump's latest remarks with bloomberg politics
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co-managing editor john heilemann. this morning, police in minneapolis are appealing for calm. the african-american community is outraged after not choosing to press charges against two white police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. jamie yuccas reports. >> reporter: protesters gathered on the north side of minneapolis in the same spot where police shot and killed 24-year-old jamar clark last november. >> we are going to use our voice and our vote! >> that's right! >> we are going to turn this thing around! >> reporter: wednesday, hennepin county attorney mike freeman announced two minneapolis police officers will not face charges in clark's death. police have responded to an assault call from clark's girlfriend. video shows her loaded into an ambulance. clark is seen banging on the ambulance doors. officers mark ringgenberg and
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dustin schwarze were seen struggling with him. >> ringgenberg saw the gun go from his right hip to the small of his back and told schwarze, he's got my gun. >> reporter: freeman says schwarz e warranted clark to get go of the gun but clark refused. >> laboratory testing found the dna of clark's on ringgenberg's hip and ringgenberg's gun. >> clark says the police department's decision was not justice. >> no take the police -- in a crime. >> reporter: an internal investigation and a department of justice probe are still pending. jamie yuccas, cbs news. the wife of a u.s. air force lieutenant colonel was killed in the brussels terrorist attacks. it's unclear where gail martinez and her family were when the bombs went off. her husband and four children are still hospitalized. at least 32 people were killed and dozens wounded in the explosions at the airport and a subway station. one of the brussels victims,
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former basketball -- professional basketball player sebastien bellin was brought to tears when his family surprised him in his hospital room. >> surreal. i'm sorry. i'm at a loss for words. you know? if you had told me that this was going to happen, i don't know however i will repay my gratitude to have my family around me. >> bellin was almost killed in the airport bombing. the explosion sent him flying 50 feet in the air. so far, he's had four operations on his hips and legs. the centers for disease control says mosquitoes that can transmit the zika virus may live in a larger area of the u.s. than previously thought. the cdc posted new maps estimating the range of the mosquitoes extending from the parts of the midwest and as far as parts of new york. even if a mosquito lives in an area, they have to bite a previously infected person in order to spread the disease. a new warning about the effects of global warming on rising sea levels. a just released study says the
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antarctica ice sheet is melting much faster than previously thought. scientists at the university of massachusetts say that means sea levels could rise up to 45 inches by the year 2100, flooding coastal communities. coming up on the "morning news." a sinkhole emergency. a giant hole opens up in florida and forcing evacuations. later, air scare. an emergency slide falls from a plane mid flight. this is the "cbs morning news." but it's hard to keep up with it. your body and your diabetes change over time. your treatment plan may too. know your options. once-daily toujeo® is a long-acting insulin from the makers of lantus®. it releases slowly to provide consistent insulin levels for a full 24 hours. toujeo® also provides proven full and significant a1c reduction. toujeo® is a long-acting, man-made insulin
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security. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" published an op-ed by president obama sounding the alarm about nuclear weapons. he restated his commitment to reducing warhead stockpiles and keeping terrorists from getting atomic weapons. more than 50 world leaders will meet today in washington for a nuclear security summit. "the new york times" reports some corporations are nervous about the republican national convention. executives are worried about participating, because donald trump's campaign and how it's been alienating women and minorities. activists are pressuring companies to withhold sponsorship. the san jose mercury news reports the conviction of a former stanford swimmer for sexual assault. 20-year-old brock turner was found guilty of trying to rape a drunk and unconscious woman last year outside of campus party. he faces a maximum prison term of ten years. the baltimore sun reports the first organ transplants and
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donors and recipients affected with hiv. johns hopkins performed the liver and kidney transplants this month. >> we are in the process of teaching transplant centers across the country the protocols that we have put together, sharing with them our experience and our safety measures and things that we have put into place. >> the doctor led a campaign to overturn the ban on transplants involving those with a virus that causes aids. johns hopkins says this offers hope for hiv patients who are on waiting lists for organ transplants. "the lantern" reports that abby wambach and megan rapinoe will donate their brains to science. the u.s. national soccer team stars made the announcement at ohio state this week, citing the importance of concussion research. wam wambach retired last year
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is so what is going to happen from that? we have an economy that is in real trouble. but when the economy is in this kind of trouble, calling on donald trump for help is like if your house is on fire, calling an arsonist to come help out. >> senator elizabeth warren not holding back on "the late show with stephen colbert." on the cbs "moneywatch," long waits at the airport and chipotle looks to build a better burger. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning. banks and technology stocks gained ground here on wall street, pushing the major indices higher. the dow gained 83 points and s&p finished nine points higher and nasdaq increased by 22 points. if you're flying this summer, expect some very long security lines. four years ago, the government began an expedited screaming programming called tsa screening
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check. the tsa cut its screening staff by 10% at some airports. security lines about 90 long and airlines are advising passengers to arrive at least two hours before their flights. the nation's largest life insurance company by assets metlife won a major legal challenge against the government. federal regulators designated metlife so big, collapsed, financial system would be threatened. the designation meant metlife would be under stricter government oversight. metlife said that means higher costs. a federal judge yesterday tossed out the label. the government can appeal. it could cost takata $24 billion to recall all of its potentially faulty airbags. bloomberg reports the takata recall could end up affecting over 287 million airbag inflators worldwide. takata has already been fined $70 million by u.s. transportation officials and faces numerous class action suits. orders will be accepted
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today for the tesla model 3. the first shipments of tesla's mass market electric car won't begin until next year. it promises a range of greater than 200 miles on a single battery charge. the tesla 3 has a base price of $35,000. how about a chipotle burger? the mexican restaurant chain plans to open a burger chain. it applied for a trademark for better burger. chipotle has already opened pizza and asian food chains. they are fighting to overcome e. coli outbreak and other safety-related issues. >> i know the chain is going through some things there but i would try the burger for sure. >> a little shake shack, chipotle better burger competition? should be interesting. >> yeah. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. something meant to keep passengers safe in an emergency came dangerously close to wreaking havoc on the ground. a plane's emergency slide dislodged from the jet at 28,000 feet and crashed into a home in mesa, arizona.
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,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the state department is apologizing for its warning to americans traveling aboard that some felt was disparaging to the less attractive among us. this is the tweet that later got deleted. it reads not a ten in the u.s.? then not a 10 overseas. beware of being lured into buying expensive drinks or worse, being robbed.
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the state department later tweeted it wants all americans to be safe while traveling. a scare for some young fans of stephen curry. four of them, including three children, fell out of the stand when a railing gave way. they were trying to get the nba's superstar's autograph and it happened before golden state's game against the jazz in utah. no one was seriously hurt. curry goes on to score 31 points in a 103-96 overtime win for the warriors. golden state needs to win five of its last seven games to notch the nba's all-time best record. finally, one man has a dream ncaa bracket but there is one big problem! james kiki is tied for first place amongst 500,000 entrants in yahoo!'s bracket challenge. he correctly picked all final four teams, but he forget to pick a winner of the national championship game! without a pick in that game, he cannot win the 50,000 dollar grand prize! that has got to hurt! coming up after your local
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♪ [ bleep ]. >> reporter: i can't get it off me! oh, my god! i can't get it off me! >> an australian television reporting gets photo bombed by a parrot before she was about to go live. at first, she didn't want anything to do with the bird. now they says the two are best friends. if it was in new york, nothing like a parrot. this was a much more frightening animal encounter. did you see that? a woman on an endangered walk when a florida panther ran by
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her on the trail. that is very, very rare. there are fewer than 200 panthers in florida's wild. a good samaritan saved the life of a man who wanted to commit suicide in the philadelphia subway system yesterday and it was all caught on video. david spunt of our philadelphia station spoke to the person. >> reporter: the surveillance video shows a panicked wife trying to prevent her husband from jumping on to the tracks. authorities say he wanted to kill himself. out of the blue, enter philadelphia resident calvin wilson. he was originally on the other side of the tracks, but made it over in just seconds to save the suicidal man. >> he tried, you know, tried to grab him. the first time i grabbed him, kind of came out of his colon a little bit. but then again, i grabbed him again. >> reporter: wilson continued to grab the man, doing everything possible to keep him away from the dangerous third rail, a rail that would have electrocuted both instantly.
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wilson began begging the man to move away from the tracks. >> talk to me. what is going on? talk to me. let's focus on me. come on, let's get away from the tracks. he kept saying, no, let me go, let me go. i want to kill myself. >> reporter: wilson pulled the man to safety. officers on the scene moments later. >> an angel dropped down on the subway station today. that man assisted the wife of the despondent person. the angel is huge. >> reporter: 6'7" to be specific. how does it feel to know that you saved somebody's life? >> i feel good. i feel that i accomplished something, that i did something to help someone. >> reporter: and thanks his years overseas for helping him save someone else. >> just military instinct kicked in, you know? i was in the military. and it just kicked in. you know? just came over me. it said, go. >> that was david spunt reporting. coming up after your local
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news on "cbs this morning," more on sebastien bellin's reunion with his family as he recovers from injuries in the brussels attack. plus, charlie gets some golf tips from defending masters champ jordan spieth and kelsea ballerini, country music star on her acm nomination. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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aaaglove it's thursday the last day march good morning. our most favored view of the
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bay bridge at god's hours here at 4:30. it is the last day of march, april around the corner. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm maria medina. it is now 4:30 on the dot and our whole family is here. >> there we go. >> welcome. >> i think we are going to start off with -- >> someone left the coffee down there and it went all over the place. >> kind of want to forget that. >> vente coffee all over the place. >> i thought it was raining. >> wow. of. >> that's pretty wet down there. i don't know if you remember, but march came in like a lion with rain showers and even some thunderstorms. now this last day of march we are going out like a lion lamb. the bright lights of san francisco, not as chilly this morning. 43 in san francisco. 50 concord. later lots of sunshine and warmer

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