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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, april 21st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." after his big win in new york, donald trump sounded like a changed candidate, but is he back to his old ways? >> we got lying ted, we've got crooked hillary. >> why the front-runner's messy nomination fight could get even messier tonight. tensions are high in the middle east where president obama is meeting this morning with gulf allies, but his attempt to smooth things over with allies could fall on deaf ears. espn fires curt schilling.
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he's he's defending an offensive post at the transgender community. ♪ happy birthday to you long live the queen, celebration for queen elizabeth's 90th birthday get started this morning. why the real party won't start for another few months. ♪ good morning from studio 57 newsroom here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the focus of campaign 2016 has shifted to the next round of primaries being held next tuesday in the northeast. today the republican national committee rules committee meets to discuss among other things a proposal that would restrict the possibility of nominating a candidate who has not been in the race to replace donald trump. hena daniel is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne an -marie. this has potential to sink donald trump's campaign. that could be one of the reasons the campaign has brought in an
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rnc rules specialist. more as trump prepares for the possibility of a contested convention. after delivering a toned down victory speech in new york, donald trump returned to his outspoken rhetoric in maryland wednesday night. >> we've got lying ted. we have crooked hillary. i won't go over the others because they're now defeated. >> reporter: just 393 delegates shy of clinching the gop nomination, trump has vowed to become more presidential. part of that strategy reportedly involved hiring a speechwriter, using a teleprompter, and building unity with the republican establishment. ted cruz still hopes to sway party leaders at a contested republican convention. >> at that point, it is going to be a battle to see who can earn the support of the majority of delegates elected by the people. >> we had a really, really good day in new york yesterday. [ cheers ] >> reporter: after scoring a decisive win over bernie sanders
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in new york, democrat hillary clinton campaigned in pennsylvania, saving her toughest jabs for her republican rivals. >> when i hear donald trump and ted cruz talk about international issues -- [ boos ] what they say not only offensive, it's downright dangerous. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, polls show sanders trails clinton by 15%. going forward, the vermont senator would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates to capture the democratic nomination. republican leader are meeting in florida today to discuss the party's nominating process. it's their final meeting before the gop convention in july. anne-marie? >> thanks a lot, hena. overseas now. president obama attends the summit of the gulf cooperation council in saudi arabia today. the president's meeting with gulf allies comes amid growing friction as the u.s. presses for them to step up efforts against
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isis and respect to rebuild iraq. saudi arabia is particularly upset about the nuclear deal with iran and the president's suggestion that they share the neighborhood with iran who they view as an enemy. senior saudi officials believe relations with the u.s. won't improve until president obama is out of office. coming up on "cbs this morning," margaret brennan has the latest from riyadh on today's meeting and u.s./saudi relations. in this country, more rain forecast for flood-ravaged houston this morning. the death toll from area flooding has risen to eight. flash flood watches are posted along the texas gulf coast and louisiana. the city remains on edge with about 1,000 homes suffering flood damage. officials are keeping an eye on two dam reservoirs that are expected to crest this weekend. michigan's attorney general says we can expect more charges in the flint water crisis. three government workers were charged yesterday with official misconduct, evidence tampering, and falsifying test result after the city used the flint river as
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a water source to save money. the water wasn't treated to control corrosion, and lead was released from aging pipelines. >> they failed in their responsibilities to protect the health and safety of families and friends. they failed michigan families. indeed, they failed us all. >> charges against the workers carry maximum penalties of four to five years in prison. this morning, area residents are being urged to stay away from a mexican petrochemical plant where an explosion killed at least three workers and injured over 100 other. the blast created a toxic-filled cloud yesterday afternoon. the plant on mexico's southern gulf coast produces a hazardous industrial chemical used to make pvc pipes. more than 2,000 people were forced to evacuate. the death toll from the weekend earthquakes in ecuador is nearing 600. to help the recovery process, ecuador is raising taxes and
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will charge a one-time fee on millionaires. damages will likely run into the billions of dollars. entire city blocks have been destroyed. more than 23,000 people are homeless. we're learning more about a shipwreck in the mediterranean that killed as many as 500 refugee and migrants last week. the disaster happened in waters between italy and libya. survivors say hundreds left tobruk in small boats headed to a larger ship already overcrowded. when the new arrivals transferred to the larger ship, it began to sink. espn fired baseball analyst and former red sox pitcher curt schilling following his comment on facebook regarding transgender people. he posted an image of a man in a wig wearing women's clothing with a comment critical of laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people. he added his own comment, "a man is a man no matter what they call themselves." earlier, schilling defended the post on his blog writing, "the
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latest brouhaha is beyond hilario hilarious. i made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period." after she saved countless slaves, harriet tubman's image is part of a sweeping change for paper currency. we have this report. >> reporter: harriet tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. she's making history as the first african-american on american currency and the first woman in history. she escaped slavery in 184 and led hundreds to freedom on the underground railroad and joined the women's suffrage movement decades later. >> she didn't stop promoting democracy for the entirety of her life. >> reporter: her family couldn't be prouder. >> an inspiration to me. she's finally getting her just desserts. >> reporter: tubman's image will replace that of former president and slave owner andrew jackson.
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his face will go on the flip side. >> history has a way of catching up, and nothing is more clear than harriet tubman on the front and jackson on the back. >> reporter: the original plan was to put a woman on the $10 bill, bumping alexander hamilton to the back. the huge success of "hamilton," the musical on broadway, may have helped cement its position in the spotlight, front and center. ♪ >> reporter: fans of the pulitzer prize-winning production are thrilled. >> it would have been an outrage if hamilton had gotten the boot from the ten. >> reporter: the back of the ten will get a facelift. it will honor suffragettes like susan b. anthony. cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs morning news," cannabis in canada. canada makes a move to legalize recreational pot. and later, paying tribute to queen elizabeth as she marks a very special birthday. this is "cbs morning news."
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leibovitz helped queen elizabeth ring in her 90th birthday. she snapped these shots while the royal family celebrated dinner at windsor castle last month. the official page of the british monarchy shared these photos with the hash tag #happybirthdayyourmajesty. britain has produced plenty of rock stars, but not like queen elizabeth, praised today by prime minister david cameron as a rock for our nation. we have more from windsor castle for more on the royal birthday bash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. hundreds of people are already lined up outside this thousand-year-old castle hoping to catch a glimpse of queen elizabeth as she goes on a walkabout in a few hours' time. we got our own up close and personal view of her crowd-pleasing appeal.
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♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: the birthday celebrations began a day early as queen elizabeth made some royal visit around windsor. she'll save the pomp and ceremony for the official bash in june when the weather tends to be warmer. >> oh, ye, oh, ye -- >> reporter: her royal fans still showed up to wish the queen well. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: why was it amazing? >> because it was amazing. >> the first time we've actually seen her. we're delighted. >> worth it. >> reporter: the queen will stay busy the next weeks, making stops around the country to celebrateler birthday. a -- celebrate her birthday. a poll shows 70% of brits hope queen elizabeth will stay on the throne as long as possible. she's been queen for more than 64 years, the longest reigning monarch in british history. long ago she promised she would not retire. >> i declare before you all that my whole life, when it's long or short, shall be devoted to your service.
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>> reporter: the queen will mark another big milestone next year with her husband prince phillip when the two of them celebrate their 70th firewor tth wedding . cbs news, england. the 90-year-old prince phillip will escort the queen throughout the celebrations today. >> i'll be waiting for my invite. i'm sure you will be for the bash in june. thanks a lot. canada is making a move to legalize recreational cannabis, and sentencing in a notorious new orleans police shooting. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstands." "the times-picayune"" reports the sentencing for police officers in deadly shootings in the aftermath of katrina. four defendants given prison terms of 7 to 112 years. a fifth given a three-year term for trying to cover up killings two of unarmed men on a dan zinger bridge 2005. the "alexandlexington heral
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leader" said kim davis forced her to violate her faith by ordering her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. the court found she suffered no irreparable harm. the "washington post" reports britain is warning travelers about controversial new laws in the u.s. the advisory was directed to the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. it described how lgbt traveler might be affected by new restrictions in north carolina and mississippi. britain's "guardian" reports on a proposal to legalize marijuana in canada. the plan would decriminalize and regulate recreational pot by spring of next year. that sets a timetable for a campaign promise made by new prime minister justin trudeau. coming up on "cbs this morning," "time" magazine reveals some of its 100 most influential people. still ahead, though, extreme whale watching. a paddle boarder gets a surprise in the middle of the ocean. later, comcast lets you say good-bye to the dreaded cable box. how busy your life can be.
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an onlooker captured the moment from a nearby pier. gray whales are frequently spotted in the area from december to april as they move between their breeding grounds. on the cbs "moneywatch," comcast lets you ditch the set-top book. jill wagner with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. stocks on wall street finished higher thanks in part to an increase in oil prices. the dow gained 42 points, up almost 4% for the year. the s&p gained a point. the nasdaq finished seven points higher. more than a quarter of a million active and retired truckers could see their pension benefits dramatically cut. the "washington post" reports the treasury department is considering a request from the central state's pension fund. it handles retirement benefit for union truck drivers across several states. congress passed a bill in 2014 that for the first time allows pension funds to reduce benefits in order to improve the solvency of the fund. if approved, retirees could see
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their paychecks shrink by july 1st. invokes has reached a -- volkswagen has reached a deal in principle to compensate owners of cars after they cheated on emissions test. the german automaker will spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of about 600,000 cars. an official announcement is expected today. some owners would have the option of getting a repair or having volkswagen buy back their car. and cable giant comcast says it will allow some customers to watch cable tv without leasing a cable box. the program applies to customers with a roku tv or streaming video player or a samsung smart tv. they'll be able to watch comcast programming by using the xfinity tv partner app. >> i've got tonight more than a few battles over one of the boxes. did i return them, how many do you need. good riddance. thanks a lot, jill. still ahead, the northern lights like you have never seen
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ i know that today has a special significance for many people including, of course, my intern, stoney von dankington. isn't that right, stoney? >> hey, what do you mean, man? [ laughter ] >> well, isn't 4/20 a big day for you to celebrate? >> celebrate what? [ laughter ] >> you know -- getting high. >> oh, totally, man, cuz it's the 44th anniversary of apollo 16 landing on the moon. don't get much higher than that.
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wednesday was april 20th, better known as 4/20 for marijuana users. it was high time for celebrating in cities and states where recreational pot use is legal. people's denver's civic center park turned out to light up in honor of the day where the cloud of smoke was visible from the news chopper overhead. hopefully they were flying really high. to a much different way of getting high, nasa released stunning new video of the aurora borealis shot with ultra high-def cameras. the jaw-dropping video from the international space station has gotten nearly a million views in just one day on youtube. first lady michelle obama welcomed family to the white house for take your daughters and sons to work day. flotus discussed her family's first order of business after the white house. >> we got a presidential library, and i'm going keep doing all my initiatives. right after he leave here, we might just take a nap. >> mrs. obama was asked if she plans to follow in the path of
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. campaign 2016 is now focused on five primaries in northeast states next tuesday. donald trump is 393 delegates shy of clinching the gop nomination. the republican rules committee meets today amid growing calls for changes that would make it easier to block trump. president obama is in saudi arabia where today he meets with the leaders of gulf allies. u.s. relations with saudi arabia are strained over the iranian nuclear deal and mr. obama's description of them as free riders, too reliant on u.s. military power. the supreme court yesterday took up the question of when police have the right to order you to take a blood alcohol test. jane crawford reports.
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>> reporter: blood and breath tests have become a key tool in fighting drunk driving. are police now going too far? typically, the government can suspend a suspected drunk driver's license for refusing to take a blood alcohol test. 14 states now impose harsher criminal penalties. police can perform the tests without a warrant and lock up those who refuse. government attorney kathy kena. >> in smaller jurisdictions where there are only one or two officers, and you're requiring them now to get a warrant in every situation -- not only is a public safety on the road going to be affected but public safety in general. >> reporter: some justices were sympathetic. justice sam alito, "the reason why people don't want to submit to a blood alcohol test is they don't want their blood alcohol measured." other justices clearly were troubled, especially by laws that can force someone to take a
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blood test. justice sonia sotomayor called the laws, "a very drastic change. do we dispense with a very important requirement in our law that before you search, particularly the inside of a person with a needle or in an intrusive way, that you get a warrant?" critics of these laws say this is pure government overreach. police could get a warrant while they're transporting a drunk driving suspect to the hospital. jan crawford, cbs news, the supreme court. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a student's battle with byu over punishment after being a sexual assault victim. we'll talk with cbs news legal experts. plus, growing problems facing brazil as it gets ready to host the summer olympic games. and oscar-winning actor tom hanks joins us in the studio. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching, everyone. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. have a great day. ♪ -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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welshing we are just five days a way from the pennsylvania primaries and all eyes are on the keystone state where the candidates will be today and what hillary clinton said about crime in philadelphia a. a step towards healing, we have what the robbinsville community is doing today to try to get back to normal after death of their bee love superintendent. a royal celebration, queen elizabeth marking a major milestone, today. see the brand new photos of the queen taken by a world famous photographer. it is thursday, april 21st, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brook thomas. meisha is here with the traffic and casey has your forecast. >> we have lots of construction. >> we will get the to that, meishaea

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