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that is it for us at 5:00. we will sigh see you back here at 6:00 for a full hour of news. >> news is next and we will see you at 6:00. >> good night. >> quijano: a new gun control debate, the new zealand prime minister is advocating for stricter gun laws after 50 people died in friday's terror attack. the suspected gunman purchased all of his weapons legally. also tonight flood waters surge in the midwest as evacuation efforts continue in parts of nebraska and iowa. two people have died in the treacherous weather. a slip of the tongue by former vice president joe biden. hints at a possible presidential run. >> i'm the most progressive record of aning the-- anybody whoould r i didn'tno and music helps a tuba player in baltimore heal from a troubled childhood.
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>> now he is sharing the powerful lessons he's learned. >> the thing i'm most proud about is that every day i get to go to work and give back and make a difference in a kid's life. >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. devastated relatives are waiting for authorities to release the remains of the 50 victims killed in the new zealand terror attack. the prime minister said her office received the shooter's manifesto minutes before friday's attack but there was not enough time for a response. but jacinda ardern says what is country can do now is tighten gun lawsment ben tracy is in kleistchurch. >> we cannot be deterred from the work that we need to do on our gun laws. >> new zealand prime minister jacinda ardern is calling for urgent action after the worst mass killing in the country's modern history. the suspected gunman, 28 year old brenton tarrant obtained a
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legal gun permit in 2017. he purchased all five weapons used during his rampage at two mosques and kleistchurch friday including two semiautomatic rifles legally. >> what he's done is just not right. >> it's unrepairable. >> his family spoke for the first time today. >> it's just so much for everything to take in that somebody in our family would do anything like this. >> new zealand's police commissioner says it appears tarrant who appeared in court this weekend with his face blur-- blurred according to law, acted alone. but they haven't completely ruled out that he had help. the victims are being remembered in tributes throughout new zealand. a memorials in kleistchurch are still growing along with the shk that this horrific event took place in their city. for others, what happened on friday is even more raw. >> all hell broke loose, it just sounded like a war zone.
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>> kill keath was driving near one of the mosques during the shooting. she helped perform cpr on a man gunned down in the street. >> do you know what happened to the man you were trying trying to help. >> i don't have much help but i would like to think in his last dying moaments he knew that people are trying to help him. >> how long do you think will you think about him? >> forever, forever. >> the bodies of the victims are now being returned to their anxious families who want to quickly bury them according to their muslim faith. elaine? >> quijano: ben tracy, ben, thank you. acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney is defending president trump against criticism that he did not condemn white su preem see after friday's terror attack. mulvaney appeared on "face the nation" this morning and said mr. trump responded appropriately after the mass shooting in new zealand. >> we have expressed the absolute disgust at the tragic-- at the tragic events. we're doing what presidents are supposed to do it doesn't mean
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it is going to make everybody happy because of the times we live in but again i really, it frustrating me just as a citizen that everything is something, every time something goes wrong around the world now, not just in our country, show the president of the united states must be responsible. >> quijano: mulvaney pointed out that president trump condemned the new zealand massacre in a post on twitter. the list of contenders for the 2020 presidential election is rapidly growing. one potential democratic favorite hinted last night that he may soon be jumping in the ring. mola lenghi reports from the white house. >> former vice president joe biden either slipped or tipped his hand about officially joining the race on saturday night. >> i am the most progressive record of anybody running for the united-- if anybody who would run. (cheers and applause) >> a biden entrance into the race with significantly shift the growing democratic field since he's widely seen as the party's frontrunner. but while he continues to hold
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out, others wasted no time. >> that is why i'm running for president. >> senator kirsten gillibrand officially stepped on to the campaign trail sunday joining 13 other democrats ho hope to knock off president trump in 2020. >> i think this is a great problem for us to have as a party and as a democracy. so many choices, so many different life experiences. (applause) >> former tech as congressman beto o'rourke was on the trail in wisconsin today. others made stops in iowa and nevada this weekend. they're also making the rounds on the sunday talk shows. soon president trump is expected to step up his re-election bid with more rallies. but some republicans are already looking for a gop alternative in 2020. >> i think someone should run. just because republicans ought to be given a choice. >> last summer the president told cbs news that joe biden would be his dream opponent in 2020. today alongside the first lady
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president trump attended st. john's episcopal church for st. patrick's day service. elaine? >> quijano: thanks, mola. fox news poll judge pulled jeanine pirro show a week after she made disparaging comments about congresswoman ilhan omar's mus lick faith. justice with judge jeanine did not air in its saturday night slot. president trump defended pirro saying bring back judge jeanine firo and stop working so hard on being 34reu9ically correct. parts of the midwest are underwater as a dangerous weather system continues to weak havoc on multiple states. two people died after the bomb psych loan unleashed historic 234r50ds in nebraska, forecasters warn parts of iowa and nebraska remain at risk. meg oliver has more. >> the fast-moving flood waters washed out several towns in eastern nebraska and iowa. >> every levee, counsel il bluff to the missouri border has been
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breached. >> we have a lot of difficult decisions ahead. >> it's devastating trk is devastating. >> merlyn merlyn beamis had to be plucked out of the flood waters which filled his omaha cabin. >> i was scared, i was petrified. you know, i didn't know what was-- how fast it was coming up. >> emergency evacuations are in place after several levee failures along the missouri river. it is expected to crest sunday at more than 40 feet south of omaha. that would mark 15 feet over flood stage. first responders rescued people off the roof of pickup trucks all weekend. at least two people have died, in colume us-- columbus nebraska 50 year old james willky was swept a ways he tried to help someone stranded when a bridge collapsedment his body was recovered hours later near his farm. it is the the aftermath of last week's bomb psych loan, that weather phenomenon produced blizzard continue conditions in
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and severe flooding. >> i was blown a way, the utter devastation, the power of nature is incredible. >> the disaster will plague the region for days, major flooding along the missouri river is forecast to last through the end of this week. meg oliver, c brrks s news,-- cbs news, new york. data from a flight r0rders on the ethiopian airlines jet that crashed within week ago has been downloaded 6789 ethiopian airlines said the black boxes show clear similarities with a lion air jet that crashed last october. both planes were boeing 737 max 8 aircraft. but u.s. officials warn that further amal sis is. all 157 people on board died last sunday. >> the u.s. government is currently in a legal battle over the longest continuous oil spill in american history. cbs news is the first network to gain access to the site that is still leaking, nearly 15 years later.
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omar villafranca reports. >> captain rick jiannuzzi took us to where the taylor oil rig once stood. >> well, it looks smooth. >> from the air that sheen is visible for miles. even from space. >> we are about 15 miles from shore on top of where the oil is coming up. and not only can we smell it, you can also see it. in 2004 hurricane ivan destroyed the m.c.20 oil platform operated by taylor energy. the company has spent over 400 million working alongside the u.s. coast guard to contain and clean up this spill. which taylor estimates has been leaking at a rate of about 1 gallons a day for years. but florida state oceanographer and oil spill expert ian macdonald who has studied the taylor site for the government using underwater technology says he found the leak is closer to 96 barrels a day.
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>> how much oil in total could we possibly be talking about? >> talking about coming up on half a million bir rales-- barrels of oil over 14 or 15 years. what what s happening now is the cosier guard or government is saying wait a minute, we're going to take charge because we think are you underestimating the amount of oil in a statement to cbs news, the company said taylor energy is raising the alarm about the junk science the coast guard is now using to justify activities that could destabilize the site the coast guard is now working with a private contractor to tap the well and will demand taylor energy pay the bill but taylor has pursued legal action to block the containment. >> until the leak is stopped and the court room battle ends, we won't know what kind of impact this oil spill has had on the marshlands and fish and wildlife here. omar villafranca, cbs news, port eves, louisiana. >> quijano: coming up next, how a maryland woman is trying a
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new strategy to track down her sister's killer after finding inspiration in a hollywood film.
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>> quijano: a maryland woman is taking inspiration from an oscar-winning movie to try to solve the decades old murder mystery of her twin sister. now she hopes billboard ad as will help find the killer 6789 errol barnett reports from baltimore. >> some of the pictures i can't even tell us apart. >> jenny carrieri said no one new her twin sister jodi lecornu better than she. >> that night was out of character. >> on a snowy march in 1996 lecornu went to a bar with some friends after a fight with her boyfriend. around 4 a.m. she gave someone a ride home, bought more alcohol and made phone calls from a store parking lot. >> she never would have done that, gone to sit in a dark parking lot. >> according to police, a witness at a gas station saw a man 234 a white bmw approach
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lecornu's car. the two spoke but as lecornu began to drive away, the suspect shot her through hes spine. lecornu then show drove across the street. >> when she stopped, he drove up to her car and got out and i hi she had died at that point. the witnesses said he reached over her body, put her car in park and took something out of it. >> 23 years later with no leads, carrieri is desperate for answers. >> i am hoping that is more than i had for awhile. >> inspired by the os car winning film three billboards outside ebbing missouri. >> the more you kep a case in the public eye the better the chance of getting it solved. >> carrieri is putting up three of her own. >> i put them in in the city and offering $100,000 to anyone who can help find her sister's killer. >> right now we're comfortable in saying we don't have any leads. >> corporal shawn vinson is with the baltimore county police department. >> no fingerprint, no dna. >> i don't want to say exactly what evidence we have or don't
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have. >> the they are trying to put as much pressure as possible on you guys and on the public to get a break. >> we want to be held accountable. any information that we do receive that we are going to follow up on. >> carrieri solving her twin's murder means finding peace. >> if there is someone out there who has some information, what would you say to them. >> oh, just please come forward, this is just ripping me apart. >> carrieri says her family has sued for and has never been able to view the autopsy report or the original police report. the state attorney's office told cbs3 t won't release the documents because it is an active investigation. up next, how aol cofounders steve case is aiming to invest in the midwest.
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>> quijano: a ao investor steve case says middle america is being ignored when it comes to venture capital investment. now he's on a mission to discover entrepreneurs living in the heartland. sharyn alfonsi reports on this week's "60 minutes." >> the entrepreneurs are looking for a cash infusion from case to jump start their business. kaition-- case is looking for the next big idea and is knee deep in his quest. >> typically how hard has it been for these guys out here to get the attention of. >> superhard, superhard, right now 75% of venture capital goes to three states, california, new york and massachusetts. most of the venture cap 258ists on the coast not in the middle of the country and we have to change that. >> tech we hemmette like amazon and google have doubled down on big cities. but case believes the best opportunities are off the beat
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and path. >> and that's where the bucks come in. >> thank you. >> case and his team are scouring the middle of the country looking for promising ideas overlooked by silicon valley. >> they've traveled to 38 cities and 26 states. thousands of miles, often spending 12 hours a day on the road. >> you're a successful guy. you've made a fortune, why in the world do you want to ride around on a bus in the middle of the country for 12 hours a day, day after day. >> because i believe in these entrepreneurs. i believe. >> but could you believe in them from washington d.c. and send your people out but you go there and you get on the bus and you drive around. so why are you on the bus? >> i want to get everybody on the bus. entrepreneurs are like me all over the country. most people are not paying attention to them. most people in their communities don't believe in them. most people on the coast don't think there's anything interesting, innovative happening in the middle of the country. >> you can see sharyn alfonsi's
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full interview with aol cofounder and billionaire investor steve case tonight on "60 minutes." still ahead, how a virtual reality headset can help detect alzheimer disease.
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doctors in england are turning to mod everyone technology to help diagnose mental health conditions. virtual reality is now being used on elderly patients to detect neurological issues. gwen baumgardner report. >> so you pop this on, let's see if can i do it. >> at 72 years old mark ferland didn't know much about virtual reality but health proshes
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motivated the british grandfather to give it a go. >> well, i've been referred by my doctor for memory problems. >> ferland took part in a trial with researchers at the university of cambridge who tracked patient's virtual movements to help identify those with early alzheimer. >> so what we found is that people with-- based on this test. >> so you are turning and you are getting disoriented. >> ferland is one of 100 patients who had to follow a path in a virtual environment and then trace their footsteps back to the starting point without the help of any markers. ferland found out while he does have memory problems, he does not have alzheimer. >> that was an incredible relief and to find out that i was actually normal. >> dook tor-- doctors hope virtual reality will provide a new pathway to identify aldz alz in patients before symptoms even start, gwen baumgardner, cbs
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new, cambridge, england. >> quijano: when we return, how the healing power of music helped a baltimore man triumph through hardship.
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>> quijano: we end tonight with an inspiring musician in baltimore who injurieser frommed view adversity before making it to the big stage. he looks back with gratitude on the family who adopted him and introduced him to the healing power of music. here's demarco morgan. >> tuba player richard white knows how to make his deep pitched instrument growl. but very few know the story of how the baltimore native made it to the big stage. >> some nights unfortunately i couldn't find my mom so i would go in the abandoned houses or find a piece of cardboard, sleep under trees. >> at the age of three white was homeless living on the streets of inner city baltimore. his mother an alcoholic, struggled to keep a roof over
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their heads. this fountain was a lifeline. >> you would get water, would you also bathe here. >> this is where i washed up, man. yeah. >> it is still tough for you. >> it's very real, sorry. >> then a miracle. >> i was found right down here, found a own in a doorway during a snow storm. he was latary dopted by vivian and richard mcclain who gave him more than just a home. they gave him a passion for music. he loved it so much that he applied for the baltimore school for the arts run by crist ford. >> he comes in, he had a broken hip at the time so he has got gruch -- crushes, this practicessic sousaphone wrapped around him. >> i said i'm here to audition, he said really, auditions were yesterday, and i said but i'm here now. something came through that was really compel being him. that was well worth taking a chance. >> white who couldn't even read
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musk he it time persevered, he became the first african-american to earn a doctorate in music in tuba performance and has performed for audiences all over the world. his life story has now been made into a documentary film called raw tuba after his initials, richard a white. he continues to perform and teach at the university of new mexico. >> what would you say is the moment you said okay, i am somebody. >> the thing i'm most proud about is that every day i get to go to work and give back and make a difference in a kid's life, because-- that's what happened to me. >> it doesn't get more raw than that. demarco morgan, cbs news, baltimore. >> quijano: that's the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cbs, 60 minutes. the news continues now on our digital network cbsn.
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>> live, from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix five news. >> now, this east bay school principal is on life-support tonight, and his wife is behind bars. >> plus we are learning more about the woman who was killed yesterday afternoon, during a crash and shooting on highway four. >> a fuel tank goes up in flames, sparking an underground explosion that blew manhole covers right out of the ground. >> something stinks, tonight, the city is launching an official investigation to sniff out the problem. >> good evening. the mysterious odors have become such a problem that the city is now putting up some serious cash to find the source. so, what then? here is kpix, kit.
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>> every time i drive , before i open the door, i have to mentally prepare myself depending on how the wind is blowing outside, it can be either a good day, or a bad day. >> there's a reason why they call it smelly, stinky, whatever it is, i can't have it. >> rich is following up on a campaign promise, to do something about the odor that has drifted over the city for decades. late last month, the city council approved $85,000 for a pilot odor monitoring program. devices will be mounted on city property like buildings or on top of light poles, s orgas, gases, and chemicals. the goal is to trace the source of the stench. residence suspected the smell comes from the landfill. or perhaps it is coming from the san jose wastewater facility. or maybe it is coming from the recycling facility owned by

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