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[boy] do i win anything? [woman. laughs] ah! ha-ha captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, april 7th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for the white house heads to new york with pressure mounting on front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton. the back of the pack ratcheted up the rhetoric. use of force. cell phone video shows a texas cop body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground. ♪ i'm proud to be an "okie from muskogee." >> country music loses a legend from poverty to prison to center stage. a look back at the life of merle
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haggard. hole in one again and again! see hi history was made at augusta before the masters even teed off. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. overnight a possible tornado caused significant damage at an alabama trailer park. the trailer park is located in montgomery, the state capital. several trailers were damaged by falling trees. some of the downed trees blocked roads hampering rescue operations but there are no reports of serious injuries. with the now important new york primary under two weeks away, both donald trump and hillary clinton are working to right the ship. both lost in wisconsin. trump is rejiggering his campaign, while clinton is taking a tougher approach to bernie sanders. a just released national poll finds sanders and clinton in a virtual tie and it's not just
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rhetoric. don championsh is in new york. >> the fight between bernie sanders and hillary clinton continues escalating. riding a wave of momentum last night, bernie sanders questioned hillary clinton's readiness for office during a campaign stop in philadelphia. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. >> reporter: a clinton spokesman quickly responded online calling the attack a new low. the stakes are high for clinton as the presidential candidates focus on the new york primary on april 19th. wednesday, clinton sharpened her attacks on sander by questioning his gun control record and ideas. >> i am concerned that some of his idea just won't work because the numbers don't add up.
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side, donald trump is looking to rebound in his home state, after tuesday's loss to ted cruz in wisconsin. at a rally of long island, trump hit cruz for criticizing new york values and a past debate. >> i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values with hatred, with hatred of new york. >> reporter: outside people for and against trump rallied. campaigning in new york city, cruz questioned trump's leadership. >> donald has no solution to the problems we're facing. >> reporter: 95 delegates are on the line for republicans in the state. the new york papers can be notoriously brutal and ted cruz certainly feeling the sting with today's new york "daily news" cover. a story in the paper highlights how angry new yorkers in the bronx have shouted at cruz over his immigration policies. today, cruz will meet with former mayor rudy giuliani and
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>> don champion here in new york for us, thank you. this morning, authorities in washington state are looking for two violent offenders who probing out of a mental hospital. the duo escaped wednesday night from the facility, possibly from a broken window in their room. officials say they are armed and dangerous. the suspect with dark hair was arrested for murder but found not competent to stand trial. the older man with blond hair was sent to the hospital for domestic violence. fbi director james comey says the solution the government required to hack into an iphone connected to the san bernardino shootings doesn't work on all iphones. comey says the solution is a narrow one and works only on the iphonec running the ios 9 program. he says the agency still hasn't decided to tell apple how it hacked into the phone. a 17-year-old texas girl is the 11th person known to have died due to a
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takata airbag. she was killed when a 2002 honda civic she was driving exploded. her car had been recalled 14 years ago. 14 automakers have recalled 24 cars and trucks in the u.s. because of the faulty airbags. this morning, whipping winds across the plains are fanning a massive wildfire. in woodward, county, firefighters are trying to beat back flames shooting as high as 100 feet. the fast moving wildfire is being fanned by wins topping 40 miles per hour. the oklahoma foresty service. >> this rain has not had a soaking rain in over a hundred days. the fuels combined with the moisture are calling very erratic fire behavior. >> reporter: tuesday, four separate fires sparked by arcing
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power lines downed by high winds raged in a blaze across 55,000 acres. kwtv were covering the fire when she spotted jason perks desperately trying to get his road grader out of a ditch. >> he needs to get out. >> i know! >> he can't get out. >> reporter: perks, a woods county conservation worker bailed from his vehicle when the crew drove over to rescue him. >> he ran out of the tractor. get in! hurry up! came over and unlocked the door very quick and he jumped in and i slammed it in reverse and floored it into reverse. that's how fast those flames got to us. >> close call. firefighters are still working to determine how many homes have been destroyed. in the meantime, today's forecast calls for more high winds and hot, dry weather. some law professors say the new mississippi law allowing religious groups and others to deny service to gay and
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unconstitutional. it possibly violates the 14th amendment which requires equal protection under the law. executives at some major corporations, including ge, dow chemical, pepsi and hyatt hotels have signed a letter denouncing the law. paris attack suspect salah abdeslam appeared in a brussels court this morning. the hearing was to extend his arrest warrant. he is waiting for extradition from belgium to france. it for a more than four months for officials to capture him. the november attacks in paris killed 130 people. cypress agreed to extradite the suspect in last week's egypt air highjacking. none of the 72 passengers and crew on board were injured. panama is taking a close look at its offshore financial industry following the leak of millions of documents
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offshore accounts used to evade taxes. offshore accounts can be used illegally to shelter or launder money. dozens of politicians and dozens of celebrities were named. the university of connecticut honored its championship women's basketball team. the huskies won their fourth consecutive national title tuesday night in a rout over syracuse. it was uconn's 11th national women's title. the uconn seniors finished with 151-5 record. congratulations to them. coming up on the "morning news." making her own headlines. a spunk why were 9-year-old reporter fires back at her critics. a teacher in newtown, connecticut, is busted for bringing a gun to school. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm terrible at golf. he is. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf
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♪ i'm proud to be an okie from muskogee ♪ >> merle haggard never forgot his oklahoma roots. he rose from poverty to prison and becoming a country music legend. his raw music style made him a star in the '60s. he made 38 songs that topped the country charts. he died of pneumonia yesterday in california. it was his 9th birthday. a soul singer whose music lives on in hip-hop has died. ♪ >> leon haywood had a 1975 smash with "i want to do something freaky to you." his song is still sampled by other artists. he was 74 years old. a school cop is caught on video slamming a female student. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the san antonio express news reports the investigation of a violent incident last week in a
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>> oh! >> jennifer, are you okay? >> newly released video shows a school officer body slamming a girl on to a concrete floor. the girl's mother says she was knocked unconscious. the officer is on paid leave. the hartford current reports a teacher is accused of bringing a gun to school in a connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 teachers and students years ago. james adams was charged with gun possession on school ground. a felony. he has a permit for the weapon. he is suspended with pay. "the washington post" reports how a 9-year-old journalist answered those who criticized her for covering a suspected murder. hilde leeshack puts out newspaper and has a website in pennsylvania. she says negative feedback won't
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me, but most were comments about how i would be, like, playing tea party or playing with dolls instead of, you know, reporting a murder. >> hilde gets help from her sister and her father, a former new york city journalist. "variety" reports that charlie sheen is being investigated by los angeles police. several reports say he is heard on a tape threatening to pay $20,000 to have his former fiancee killed. he and ross never married. the actor hasn't commented. the economist reports that a plain maker claims to have a cure for jet lag. airbus is offering an led system that mimics natural light. it's used on eastbound flights at sunset if you're heading west. it's offered on the new 350 models. still ahead. backlash against gap and how girl power is being attacked for being racist. late in sports, a
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e vaughn. ivanka's trump line is taking a hit this morning. they claim the scarves are made of flammable retailers. the scarves are sold at major retailers and cost between $12 and $68. on the cbs "moneywatch," help for protecting your nest egg and gap pulls a controversial ad. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> reporter: it looks like the federal reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates this month. minutes from last month's policy meeting indicate that in light of a slowing floble economy, the fed board will continue to proceed cautiously. on wall street, stocks broke a two-day losing streak. the dow gained 112 points, the s&p rose 21, the nasdaq finished 76 points higher. the labor department is instituting new rules that should offer more protection for
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brokers must now act as fiduciaries, trustees who are obligated to put their best interests above all and that will likely change the types of investments brokers recommend for retirement funds. the new rules will be phased in starting a year from now. fiat-chrysler is laying off workers at a assembly plant. the workers will be let go for an indefinite amount of time. toyota rav 4 and lexus r 23-350 and e-350 are model year 2016. the problem is with the brake assembly that could result in a loss of stability. owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by mail. the clothing retailer gap pulls an ad that some critics say is racist. in the ad, a taller white girl is resting her arm on a shorter black girl. one krk calls it passive
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others argued that the black girl is being used as a prop. gap has apologized to anyone it offended. meg? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still to come, an emotional run. a woman injured in the boston marathon bombing gets ready to take part in this year's race. ugh! heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmm...amazing. i have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. quilted northern works their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a boston runner is gearing up for the race of a lifetime. adriane haslett was near the boston marathon finish line when the bombs went off in 2013. she lost her legs but not her drive. she will run
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week the first time since the attack. she will have her prosthetic specialisti along the track for support. >> i wouldn't want to run this race. he is the reason i met him while still in stitches bog literally and figuratively in the hospital. >> such an inspiration. haslett says she has no idea what to expect emotionally, but she will be ready no matter what. u.s. women's national soccer team got a statement win last night in more ways than one. the stars and stripes took on columbia, getting the 6-0 victory. the win seemingly punctuated the team's off-field efforts last week. five of the most prominent members of the team filed a wage discrimination complaint against the u.s. soccer federation, fighting for equal pay. the women make substantially less than the men's team. a squad that historically unsuccessful compared to the
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monumental wins. well, the masters gets down to serious business today. but wednesday was all fun and games at the par 3 competition. teeing off on the 7th, 80-year-old gary player proved he still has got it making a hole in one. that made the sfrouth africanic the oldest to hit a hole in one in masters history. second sank aces on win and justin thomas backed up his tee shot into the hole for an ace. playing partner rickie fowler stepped up and matched thomas with an ace of his own right there. defending masters champ jordan spieth was at the hole and lost it. spieth begins today to defend his jacket today. jim nantz will be on "cbs this morning" talking spieth, bubba, and thst
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breaking news. a 6-year-old shot. police say it may have started as a home invasion and robbery. we are working to get more information. >> plus, the boys of summer are back. it's opening day, 2016. what you can expect if you ar
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>> do not leave without an umbrella or rain jacket. it may not be raining yet but melissa nord tells us it is about to start. >> it's a yellow alert day. we have not just one round of rain but more showers likely for the afternoon. that could impact the opening day at nationals ball park this afternoon. light showers tracking to the i- 81 corridor. most of us start out dry. it's this, from roanoke to charlotteville that will track northeast into our area later this morning which will make for a wet second half of the morning commute. 6:00 a.m., started with showers west of the area. 8:00 a.m. they are on top of us. we will talk in ten minutes when they will clear out, if they clear out for the afternoon ball game first pitch. now over to larry with the time saver traffic. >> we have overnight construction that could slow you down ever
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the right lane blocked between claire barton and river road. a live look shows you how it's shaping up on the suitland parkway. issue and problem free working into town. weather and traffic back shortly with an update of the other issues we are looking at this morning. breaking overnight, a child is shot inside a home in northeast d.c. >> police tell us they are looking into whether or not it started as a home invasion. before midnight the victim was shot at a house on foot street. the wound is described as serious but not life threatening. the victim is a 6-year-old boy shot while he was in bed and he was hit in the arm. >> he was arrested here after throwing items over the white house fence. now kyle odom is being extradited to idaho to face charges there. he is accused of shooting pastor tim red dipping ton eight times outside of a church on march 6th. wavestigators say odom flew to
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shooting and tossed a manifesto over the white house fence. the injured pastor nearly died but is recovering. a judge sentenced a massey energy executive to a year in prison and $250,000 fine. don blankenship was convicted of ignoring safety standards that lead to the mine explosion. the judge did acquit blankenship of the felony charges that could have sent him to prison for up to 30 years. fans are paying contribute to merle haggard on social media. he died on his 79th birthday. he died from complications from pneumonia. >> that is one of his dozens of hits. he called himself a hillbilly that rhymes words. he played for
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was a kennedy center honoree in 2010. willie nelson tweeted he was my brother, my friend. i will miss him. get your rain gear ready for the yellow alert day. >> the news at 4:30 starts right now. we are under a yellow weather alert. rain and storms heading our way. what does it mean for the nats home opener this afternoon? good morning, i'm andrea roane. >> finger's crossed for the first pitch. we start with melissa nord to check on the timing. good morning. this afternoon we will deal with scattered showers and thunderstorm activity. in terms of when we see a mess of rain and thunderstorms, that will be this morning rather than this afternoon. first alert doppler network right now already showing all that rain tracking in from the
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west. right now it's pushing into charlottesville, i-81 corridor and closer to 7:00, 8:00 a.m. it will be on top of the metro area. thanks to the clouds increasing, we are mild outside. here is the rest of today. you notice temperatures make it into the 60s. we have rain, thunderstorms likely this morning and more this afternoon. we will talk about what the possibility is of a possible rain delay in ten minutes. >> we start on the beltway this morning. overnight construction will slow you down ever so slightly. nothing to be concerned about. this is the inner loop where we have construction. construction along eastbound route 50. and enterprise overpass, two lanes blocked there. i-270, we continue to do well from along the entire stretch from frederick working down to

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