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the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: for the first time, an american journalist sees the treasure isis has stolen from the world. elizabeth palmer has reached palmyra, syria. >> reporter: we can't venture any further into the ruins because the whole place is laced with mines and dynamite. >> pelley: also tonight, tornadoes rip through oklahoma and now menace the south. they're champions of the soccer world so why are american women paid a fraction of what the men get? and we explore trump's roots in scotland. how do they feel about the favorite son? >> i would say this: there's an irrational sense of guilt. what have we spawned? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> pelley: this is our western edition. for five years, the world has been witness to the horrors of syria's civil war. more than a quarter million people killed, more than 11 million have lost their homes. but the greatest treasure lost was the ancient city of palmyra, a world heritage site. this week, the assad dictatorship retook palmyra from isis, the bad guys taking it from the worse guys, if you will. elizabeth palmer reached palmyra today, the first american journalist to enter the city. here's what she found. >> reporter: after 10 months under isis control, who would have believed palmyra could look so good? but up close, there are monumental gaps. for 2,000 years, a roman triumphal arch spanned the entrance. now the arch is gone, brought down by isis explosives, and the syrian army tells us we can't
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venture any further into the ruins because the whole place is laced with mines and dynamite. so is the town next to the ruins. a group has come here today to honor the syrian soldiers who defeated isis in battle, but no one's going to be moving back into these houses any time soon. for isis, palmyra was a strategic prize and an opportunity to taunt the world with videos that showed fighters destroying priceless treasures and a mass execution in the roman amphitheater. but one atrocity has left especially deep scars, the execution of mohamed al asad's father, khaled, palmyra's director of antiquities. he was decapitated by isis and his body put on display. "he was so brave," mohamed tells me, "and i loved him so much." and his father loved the palmyra museum, his life work now wrecked.
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it's a wonder this building is still standing considering the amount of artillery and russian air strikes that were necessary to take back the town from isis. everywhere, there's more isis desecration, a whole room full of delicate stone heads, their faces hacked away. and among palmyra's greatest losses, the temple of bel, all but the arch blown to bits. and yet, there's hope. mohamed al asad is already thinking of reconstruction. where would you even start? where would you even start, mohamed? "the experts can do it," he says. "just give them a few years." and, of course, an end to this war, which at the moment has just moved a few miles down the road. but, scott, the whole time we were in palmyra, it sounded as
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if the war was right with us. there were controlled explosions every few minutes. the syrian army de-mining the town, and a team of russian explosive experts is expected tomorrow. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer with the news breaking report for us tonight inside syria. liz, thank you. tonight, nearly 30 million americans are under watches and warnings for severe weather, including flash floods and tornadoes in the south. memphis was pummeled with hail today, part of the same system that spawned a tornado last night in oklahoma. manuel bojorquez is in tulsa. >> reporter: scott, this is the damage the tornado left behind, a wall made of heavy cinder blocks crumbled, and the roof of this business gone. >> it's moving east-northeast. >> reporter: the national weather service has teams in the field now trying to determine the strength of this tornado and whether there was more than one last night. the funnel seen here lifted but is believed to have touched down
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again several times, going on to strike tulsa's suburbs. authorities are still tallying up the number of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. a prayer group rode out the storm in a church, which lost part of the roof. no deaths have been reported but seven people were injured. scott, this beauty supply store had closed just before the tornado hit, so no one was inside. >> pelley: lucky. manuel bojorquez in oklahoma for us tonight. manuel, thank you. he yhound term ping and questioning people. one man they stopped pulled a gun and opened fire. according to investigators, a state trooper was shot at close range. he has since died. two nearby officers returned
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fire, hitting the suspect, who later died. two bystanders were also hurt, but they are expected to survive. scott, state police tonight are trying to unravel what went wrong. the f.b.i. and the a.t.f. are assisting with the investigation. >> pelley: jeff, thank you. moving on to campaign 2016, troubles seem to be shadowing donald trump's campaign this week, so it caught our attention when he showed up today for a meeting with republican party leaders in washington. major garrett is following this. >> reporter: donald trump's campaign requested the meeting to discuss delegate allocations, party rules, and his less-than- concrete pledge to support the eventual g.o.p. nominee if it's not him. but nothing was resolved. trump trails in wisconsin and a loss there tuesday would increase the chances the republican convention in july would begin without a clear-cut nominee. republican leaders remain anxious about trump as their standard bearer after these comments yesterday to msnbc about what would happen if a abortion was outlawed.
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>> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman. >> yeah, there has to be some form. >> reporter: trump later reversed himself and said punishment would be reserved for doctors. john kasich said today he would turn to the women in his family before he decided if he could back trump as the nominee. >> but at this point, because of the nature of this election, it's going to be-- it's going to matter what my wife and daughters think. >> reporter: trump in the past has said he was, "phenomenal on issues important to women." >> i will be great on women's health issues. i will be so great to women. i cherish women. i have great respect for women, and i-- i do cherish women. >> reporter: but on top of his abortion comments, trump has disparaged female journalists and candidates and defended his campaign manager after he was charged with battery for grabbing a female reporter. in general election match-ups, trump trails hillary clinton by 20 points with women and against bernie sanders the margin is 23 points.
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trump is also battling history. no republican nominee has won a majority of women voters since 1988. in 2012, mitt romney lost women by 11 points. in our most recent poll, it shows trump with a 57% unfavorability rating, the highest of any presidential front-runner dating back to 1984. scott, 63% of women view trump unfavorably, 22 points higher than romney four years ago. >> pelley: major garrett on the campaign tonight. major, thank you. and julianna goldman is following the democrats. >> just yesterday, donald trump said women should be punished for having an abortion. ( booing ) >> reporter: campaigning on her home turf in westchester, new york, hillary clinton said it didn't matter that donald trump walked back his comments on abortion. >> but we all heard them. donald trump is showing us exactly who he is and we should believe him. >> reporter: she also hammered bernie sanders, who yesterday
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called trump's remarks shameful but a distraction from the serious issues facing america. >> to me, thiss a serious issue. ( applause ) and it is a very serious discussion. women's health is under assault across america. >> reporter: clinton is appealing to moderate and independent women who will be key to a victory in november. she's also reaching out to younger women who back sanders by more than 30 points. they like sanders' populist message and are not driven by the prospect of the first female president. >> i can honestly say that my faith in bernie sanders is just overwhelmingly more than hillary clinton. so that's a tough question for me. >> reporter: to close that enthusiasm gap, clinton paints a scary picture for women if anyone other than herself is president, but for some sanders supporters, that's not enough. >> i don't really trust exactly what she's saying just because she seems to use a lot of diversion tactics. she doesn't seem as open and as transparent as bernie. >> reporter: sanders didn't mention trump's comments again
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today, but, scott, in response to clinton, a campaign spokesman called trump's statement an outrage and says sanders has a 100% lifetime voting record defending a woman's right to choose. >> pelley: julianna goldman, thanks. and john dickerson is here, our cbs news political director and the anchor of "face the nation." john, what's the significance of the meeting with trump and the leaders of the republican party? >> reporter: well, in symbolic terms they both had a reason to have this meeting. for donald trump, he said it was a unifying meeting. he's had kind of a rough week. he's in washington. he met with his foreign policy leaders today. he met with the republican party and said, "i'm a unifier. i'm not a chaotic candidate." for the republican party, even though there are some in the republican party who want to deny donald trump the nomination, they have to-- the committee has to show they're treating him fairly all the way along, that the process is fair. so they met for an hour. they talked about the delegate allocation process and informed trump of some things he didn't know, that there's a process beyond just getting delegates from the votes. >> pelley: and there is a "stop
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trump" movement in the republican party that everyone is well aware of. where is that effort headed now? >> reporter: that's a movement that wants to have a fight at the convention and basically, even though trump will go in with more delegates than anybody else, to take them away from him. the focus of that group is on wisconsin on the fifth of april. basically, if they can take enough delegates away from trump, it will deny him that 1,237 that he needs. two other important things-- marco rubio who is out of the race, has said he wants to hold on to his delegates. that means there are fewer that donald trump can grab that would have been unbound if rubio didn't hold on to them. and then finally, the real work is happening state by state, and those who want to deny trump those delegates, talking to the delegates and saying, "if donald trump doesn't get the nomination on the first ballot, vote for somebody else on the second ballot." >> pelley: because they're only bound on the first ballot. >> reporter: that's precisely right. >> pelley: john dickerson you'll have an interview tomorrow with donald trump on this broadcast and on sunday on "face the nation." john, thank you very much. in washington today, president obama hosted a nuclear security
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summit meeting of 50 nations, and he met with leaders from countries including china, japan, and south korea. they discussed how to secure nuclear material around the world to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. much of that material is in russia, which did not attend, joining iran and north korea as no-shows. the women who rule this field are fighting for equal pay. and the hidden hardships of caring for a loved one with alzheimer's disease when the cbs evening news continues. continues. but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy for my studio. ♪ and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back into my business...
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>> reporter: when the u.s. women's soccer team won the world cup last year, they drew the highest tv ratings for any soccer game in american history, men or women. they also got a nice parade, and a bonus from the u.s. soccer federation of $75,000 for each player, according to the filing. compare that to the men's team. if they win a world cup, they'd get more than $390,000 as a first-place bonus. hope solo, one of the five players to sign the complaint, told "cbs this morning," that has to change. >> you know what, this is a time that we need to push for equality and we need to push for what's right, and people are paying attention. >> reporter: the women's team says it generates as much as or more revenue than the men but get paid four times less. grant wahl, who covers soccer for "sports illustrated" and fox sports, says they have a point. are the women paid less than the men? >> yes. they are paid less than the men right now. >> reporter: do they generate
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equivalent revenue? >> u.s. soccer itself says that the u.s. women are set to produce $51 million in revenues and the men are set to produce $60 million in revenues, which is roughly similar. >> reporter: but it's not just money. the women want a quality in their travel, their accommodations, the conditions of the field they play and practice on. julie foudy is a member of two u.s. world cup-winning teams. >> for a long time, the women's team has been fighting for change and for progress, and this group is feeling like okay, we're still carrying that torch, and we want to be done carrying it. >> reporter: in a statement today, the u.s. soccer federation said it remained committed to addressing compensation. one other thing to watch as this all plays out, whether members of the u.s. women's team would strike before the olympics in august. that threat could possibly give them some leverage, scott, as the negotiations continue. >> pelley: jim, thanks very much.
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speaking of great women, renowned architect zaha hadid has died of a heart attack today in miami. her futuristic designs changed skylines around the world. they include london's olympic aquatic center, an opera house in china, and an art museum in cincinnati. born in baghdad, hadid, in 2004, became the first woman ever to win the pritzker prize, the nobel of architecture. zaha hadid was 65. a new study sheds light on the hidden toll of alzheimer's disease. that's next. but i smoked. and i got heart disease. my tip is, it's hard to serve your country when you're too weak to put on your uniform. (announcer)you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now. i've heard it all. eat more fiber. flax seeds. yogurt. get moving.
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after her alzheimer's diagnosis and often took her to work with him. today, at age 73, he's still working as carol declines, he continues as her primary caregiver, but now has some help during the day. if you did want to retire, could you swing it financially? >> no. i would have to-- would have to dedicate my whole life to take care of carol because i couldn't afford to pay home care. >> reporter: the survey documented the financial sacrifices alzheimer's caregivers are often forced to make. beth kallmyer is with the alzheimer's association. >> they were having to make choices about putting food on the table or going to the doctor or taking money out of their retirement funds in order to make sure the person had care. >> reporter: the survey also found almost half of caregivers were forced to cut back on their own expenses. for mike, that means working and saving so carol can stay in their home. what's the alternative to home care, to having somebody come in here? >> nursing home.
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>> reporter: you hate that idea. >> oh! >> reporter: why? >> i have an obligation to her, the love i have for her. i can't abandon her. >> reporter: the cost of caring for someone with alzheimer's is a lot more than financial. what would you say the toll has been on you? >> i'm dying. i really took a hit. my blood pressure is, like, 200 over 100. i can't go to the hospital. who watches carol, all right? what do i do with carol? >> reporter: scott, i spoke earlier today with mike daly and fortunately with increased medication his blood pressure is now under control. >> pelley: jon, thanks very much and we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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gone to trump. but we wondered if the donald is the one in his ancestral home. mark phillips took the high road to scotland. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: there are plenty of reasons for singing laments about the hard life up here on the isle of lewis off scotland's wild northwest coast. but in the town of stornoway, the boys in the pub have got a new lament. they could be singing about donald trump. ♪ i am a man you don't meet every day ♪ >> reporter: they did once meet donald trump when he paid a brief visit to lewis, stopping at the house his mother grew up in, before the young mary ann macleod left for new york seven decades ago. >> we're back here and we're just happy to be back here. >> reporter: the happiness, though, isn't mutual. if you had to, you know, in a
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phrase or sentence sum up the islanders' attitude to this son of lewis who is now running for president what would it be? >> i would say this: irrational sense of guilt. what have we spawned? >> reporter: local author ian stephen says the islanders don't have that traditional feel-good connection with donald trump. the way j.f.k. did in his ancestral home in ireland, or that ronald reagan also had, and even barack obama, irish on his mother's side. here, they ask themselves a question: >> what the hell is old donald up to now? >> reporter: it's not just trump's more controversial statements that have the people of lewis ducking for cover. it's his style. >> i'm really rich. >> reporter: boastful, showy self-promotion doesn't play on lewis, the home of quiet scottish presbyterian reserve says band leader gerry blane. the people here find it embarrassing.
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>> some of them do. people don't blow their own trumpets here. they're very modest. >> reporter: there are similarities, though-- the hair. it seems to go back through mother mary to the macleod clan. in fact, there's a joke about it here that it's all about the local wind. >> a nor'easter. for years and years and years that has obviously left this wave in the hair which is genetically, somehow, come down through the generations to donald. >> reporter: they're doing what they've always done when a storm blows up in this remote place-- finding refuge and friendship, music, and a sense of humor. mark phillips, cbs news, isle of lewis. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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a solid job keeping things under wraps. right now this silhouette is the only hint of what the smaller more affordable model 3 is going to look like. there were long lines at tesla stores in the country today. here in the bay area more than 100 people showed up at this store in walnut creek to get a chance to preorder the car that they have never seen. [ laughter ] >> kpix 5's devin fehely is live in sunnyvale where you could say the excitement is electric. >> reporter: you could certainly. we saw long lines overnight and this morning and a steady stream of people coming in all day to pay their $1,000 for a car as you mentioned that no one has actually seen and that won't arrive in stores until december of 2017. with the giddy enthusiasm reserved for the release of the latest apple product would-be tesla owners lined up and camped


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