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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. and band fright. spectators trying to get an nba star's signature, fall from the
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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 people are taking cover in this area. >> reporter: the twister touched down multiple times around tulsa. >> look at that. >> reporter: the hardest hit area measured a mile in a residential section of the city and homes there sustained severe damage. >> the debris going around in circles. my son, wife, the client, get down on the floor. two minutes later, boom.
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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 he that rotation? it's back on the ground. on the south side of claire more right now. we see the 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. >> sounded like golf ball-sized hail. sounded like a hurricane was outside the front door. >> the storm system is wreaking havoc as it moves east but it remains a threat in the southeast today. forecasters say baalabama is at risk for tornadoes and northeast of louisiana could get up to half a foot of rain today. this morning,'s donald trump's comments about abortion have started a fireastorm among
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protesters. trump said women who get legal abortions 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. >> not 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 shared similar views.
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>> 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. 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. >> brian webb here in new york, thanks a lot, brian.
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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 co-managing editor john
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heilemann. this morning police in minneapolis are appealing for calm. the african community is outraged after a prosecutor decided not 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 officers will not face charges in clark's death. video shows clark's girlfriend loaded in the ambulance and clark is seen banging on the ambulance doors. mark ringenberg and dustin schwarze. >> riggenberg saw the gun go
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from his right hip to the small of his back and told schwarze he's got my gun. laboratory testing found the dna of clark's on ringenberg's hip and ringenberg's gun. >> 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 terror 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, former basketball -- professional basketball player sebastien bellin was brought to
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tears when his family surprised him in his hospital room. >> surreal. i'm sorry. i'm at a loss for words. 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. >> reporter: bellin was almost killed in the airport bombing. the explosion sent him flying 50 feet in the air. so fashion he's had four operations on his hips and legs. the centers for disease control says sqomosquitoes thatn transmit the zika virus may live in more areas in the united states than previously thought. a map of the range of mosquitoes extending from the parts of 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 faster than previously thought. that means sea levels could rise up to 45 inches by the year 2100, flooding coast agriculture 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." another day, and i'm still struggling with my diabetes. i do my best to manage. 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 24-hour blood sugar control and significant a1c reduction. toujeo® is a long-acting, man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes.
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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 weapon security summit. "the new york times" reports some corporations are nervous about the republican national convention. they are worried about 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 a campus party. he faces a maximum prison term of ten years. the baltimore sun reports the first organ transplants and donors with hiv.
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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 a waiting lists for organ transplants. "the lantern" reports that abby woman balk and megan rapino will donate their brains to science. the soccer stars made the announcement at ohio state this week, citing the importance of concussion research. wambach returned last year with the most goals of any woman or man with the most goals.
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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 of 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 span began an expedited program. the tsa cut its screening staff by 10% at some airports.
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security lines about 90 long and airlines are advising passengers to arrive two hours before their flights. the nation's largest life insurance company by assets metlife won a major legal challenge against the government. they said it was so big if it collapsed the government would be in. a federal judge yesterday tossed out the label. the government can appeal. it could cost takata 24 billion dollars 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 dollars by u.s. transportation officials and faces numerous class action suits. orders will be accepted today for the tesla model 3. the first shipments of tesla's
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mass market electric car won't begin until next year. it promises a range of greater than 200 miles on a single battery charges. how about a chipotle burger? the mexican restaurant chain plans to open a burger trade. it applied for a trademark for better burger. they have opened asian and 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
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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 for americans traveling aborder 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 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 need 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 among 500,000 entrants in yahoo!'s bracket challenge. he correctly picked all final four teams but he forget to announce a winner. with that happening, he cannot win the 50,000 grand prize. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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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 photo reporter gets bombed after 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 friend. if it was in new york, nothing like a parrot. this was a much more he frightening animal encounter. did you see that? a woman on an endangered walk when a panther ran by her on the trail. there are fewer than 200
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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 smith of our philadelphia station spoke to the person. >> reporter: 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 me. 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. wilson began begging the man to
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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. ed, no, let me go. i want to kill miles. >> reporter: wills pulled the man to safety. officers on the scene moments later. >> an angel dropped down on the 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 just kicked in. you know? just came over me. it said, go. >> that was david spunt reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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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 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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i look forward to take cover in this area as it continues to move. >> dangerous weather rolling through the south, tornado ripping apart buildings leaving several people injured we will show you more damage coming up. and a daring rescue on the septa platform hear from the good samaritan who saved a man from yum pink in front of the train. >> donald trump is defending himself from the fire storm of criticism for his remarks on borings i'm weijia jiang at the white house with his explanation, coming up. today is thursday, march 31st good morning i'm jim donovan. we are getting your day started with the check of weather and traffic with katie and meisha. good mor,

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