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it's tuesday, april 19th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." at least five people are dead after severe storms and flash floods leave houston under water and texas wakes up today with more rain on the way. it's decision day in new york as the candidates race to prove who's the biggest new yorker, a flub for the front runner. >> i was down there, and i watch our police and firemen down at 7/11 after it came down. charlie rose goes one on one with president obama.
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he explains the strategy in iraq and when he sees it paying off. and boston strong. three years after the blast, bombing survivors finally cross the finish line. 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. it is the last thing residents of houston want to hear. more rain is on the way. at least five people have been killed. thousands of homes have taken on water. entire subdivisions are flooded and thousands are without power. the threat of more severe weather runs over the next two to three days. residents have been told to stay home. at least 450 people had to be rescued from the high water. >> reporter: flood waters in
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houston force residents to find new ways to reach dry ground. >> just thought it was kind of crazy. i'm like, a refrigerator? how are we going to float in that? >> reporter: the rains started on sunday and kept falling for much of monday, leaving neighborhood after neighborhood under water. more than 1,000 homes and businesses are flooded. many people grabbed their children and a few belongings before they waded through waist-deep water. hundreds of drivers were stranded in their cars. this man had to swim to safety. >> i had no idea it was going to go so deep. no idea. >> i mean, it's a mess. >> reporter: jesse lopez lost furniture, clothes, and other valuables when the water rushed into his apartment. >> i was kind of worried we weren't going to be able to get out. >> reporter: forecasters say more rain is on the way for tuesday, and residents are being surged to stay home. omar villafranca.
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this morning in afghanistan, the taliban is claiming responsibility for a powerful explosion in the heart of the capital, kabul. afghanistan's president says a number of people were killed. there was gunfire for more than 30 minutes after the explosion. more than 200 people were wounded. the blast, a suicide car bomb, was about a mile from the u.s. embassy, which was not affected. the taliban has increased its attacks since announcing the start of their spring offensive last week. in an interview with charlie rose, president obama says he expects to see progress in the fight to retake the iraqi city of mosul from isis. >> as we see the iraqis willing to fight and gaining ground, let's make sure we're providing them more support. we're not doing the fighting ourselves, but when we provide training, when we provide special forces who are backing them up, when we are gaining intelligence working with the coalitions we have, what we've seen is that we can continually tighten the noose. my expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have
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created the conditions whereby mosul will eventually fall. coming up on "cbs morning news," we'll have more of charlie rose's interview with the president, who weighs in on the battle over the 9/11 congressional report. new york holds its presidential primary today. the election has taken on increased importance as the front runners in both parties look to make a point. for the democrats, 247 delegates are on the line, 95 for the republicans. brian webb is here in new york with more. brian, good morning. >> good morning. both donald trump and hillary clinton lead in the delegate count and the polls here in new york. trump hoping for a big win if he wants to wrap up the gop nomination before the convention this summer. hillary clinton needs to regain some momentum after losing the last seven contests to bernie sanders. >> i will work as hard as i can. i have great friends and supporters across the city and the state who are helping me, but we're not taking anything for granted. >> reporter: clinton has a ten-point lead over sanders in the latest cbs news poll.
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>> i never count any chickens before they hatch. >> reporter: but sanders has come from behind before. he won the michigan primary despite clinton's double-digit lead in the polls. >> if we get a large voter turnout tomorrow, we're going to win here in new york. >> reporter: republican front runner donald trump has more supported his native new york han ted cruz and john kasich combined. political analysts say he needs to win big here and in several other states to secure the gop nomination before the convention. >> new york is looking great, but you got to go and vote. >> reporter: ted cruz warns if trump is nominated, it will be a blood bath for the gop in november. >> nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. >> reporter: 2012 republican nominee mitt romney says cruz and kasich split the vote, and one of them must drop out to stop trump from locking up the nomination. and clinton's campaign manager
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called the primary effectively over, saying sanders has a near impossible path to the nomination. he said the vermont senator had to choose if he wants to stay on this quote/unquote destructive path that could hurt the party's eventual nominee. >> brian webb here in new york. thanks a lot, brian. during a rally in buffalo yesterday, an unfortunate slip of the tongue by donald trump. he was talking about new york values following the 9/11 attacks but mistakenly mentioned a convenience store chain. >> it's very close to my heart because i was down there, and i watched our police and our firemen down on 7/11, down at the world trade center right after it came down. i saw the greatest people i've ever seen in action. >> trump has repeatedly talked about the 9/11 attacks as he campaigned across new york state. he visited the 9/11 memorial for the first time earlier this month. the death toll from saturday's earthquake in ecuador has topped 400. an american is one of the victims. rescue efforts continue. dozens remain unaccounted for.
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there have been over 200 aftershocks. it's estimated as many as 5,000 people lost their homes. the jerusalem police commissioner says there is no doubt a bus explosion was a terrorist attack. 21 people were wounded, two of them seriously. police say there was a bomb in the back of the bus. it's unclear just how it got there. yesterday's boston marathon was a special race for two runners. they were severely injured during the marathon bombings three years ago. our boston station has their story. >> reporter: the moment that adrian haslett waited three long years for. she first hugs her brother before taking her position and for the first time crosses the finish line. >> i feel amazing. >> reporter: the lifelong dancer
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lost her leg in the boston marathon bombings. >> i'm really emotional because i think of all the different definitions that this finish line has held. >> reporter: we followed her journey from then and on the course until now. >> not only the crowd, but the runners too were encouraging and so supportive. >> reporter: a similar joy shared by bombing survivor patrick downs. he and his wife lost their legs as spectators. >> i ran with the city in my heart, martin, sean, lingzi, crcr krystle. >> i'm so proud of him. i can't believe he just ran a marathon. >> reporter: a common bond that all survivors will forever share. >> it's pretty awesome. on the official potus twitter page, president obama
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tweeted it, thank you, adrian, for being boston strong. terror and bombs can't beat us. we carry on, we finish the race. well coming up on the morning news, a tribute to a famous tv mom. we'll remember actress doris roberts of "everybody loves raymond." later, the band pearl jam takes a stand against a north carolina law. this is the "cbs morning news." for as long as i can. new patented ensure enlive has hmb plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. for the strength and energy to do what you love. new ensure enlive. always be you. i missed a payment. aw, shoot. shoot! this is bad. no! we're good! this is your first time missing a payment. and you've got the discover it card, so we won't hike up your apr for paying late. that's great! it is great! (both simultaneously) thank you. at discover, we treat you like you'd treat you. get the it card with late payment forgiveness. ♪ the sun'll come out for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible.
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of 90. patricia heaton tweeted, roberts was funny, tough, and loved life, living it to the fullest. well, the honors keep coming for the broadway blockbuster "hamilton." the hip-hop nod to our founding fathers picked up a pulitzer prize in the drama category. well, the rock band pearl jam has joined a boycott, and the search continues for a pair of suspected murderers. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the seattle times" reports the man hunt for two brothers in the presumed killing of a washington state couple. police say they have evidence linking john and tony reid to the disappearance of the two. neighbors reported the couple missing two. the brothers are described as armed and dangerous. "the wall street journal" reports the government has launched a criminal probe into the blood testing company
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theranos. the investigation reportedly focuses on whether the silicon valley start-up misled investors about its technology and operations. theranos says it's cooperating fully with all investigations. philly.com says federal investigators released a preliminary report on this month's deadly amtrak crash. a backhoe operator did have the right to be on the track when the train slammed into it near philadelphia. the collision killed the operator and a supervisor. 41 were injured. "the detroit free press" said michigan governor rick snyder pledged to drink flint's safe. the republican governor visited a home in flint monday that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead. he drank filtered tap water and left with several gallons for his home and office. "rolling stone" reports pearl jam canceled a north carolina concert to protest the state's so-called bathroom bill. a hand-written statement
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keep your eyes on your fries. remember that? on the cbs money watch, job cuts at a major department store and netflix marks a major milestone. hannah daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that. >> good morning, anne-marie. energy companies led a broad rally here on wall street. the dow jones gained 106 points, finishing above the 18,000 mark for the first time since last summer. the s&p 500 finished 13 points higher, and the nasdaq added 21 points. hundreds of nordstrom workers will soon be out of a job. it's cutting 350 to 400 jobs, mostly in its corporate center and regional support team. those cuts add up to $60 million in savings for the company. to cushion the blow to workers, the company says it will minimize the impact by closing any unfilled positions. target workers will soon get a bump in the minimum pay. minimum wage workers will soon get $10 an hour as a base rate. the raise comes after competitor
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walmart announced it would pay workers at least $10 an hour as well. target increased workers' wages to a minimum of $9 an hour last year. what seemed like a risky gamble in the beginning is now paying off for netflix. its slate of original programming has outpaced that of cable giant hbo. the streaming-only site has created more exclusive shows than hbo, producing 450 hours of original content compared to 401 hours for the time warner run hbo. but it's not all good news for netflix users. the site is increasing its monthly subscription fee by 25% in may, impacting more than 22 million viewers. and youtube has announced it will start live streaming 360-degree video. by moving around your device, users can get a full view of the world's biggest moments, sporting events, family gatherings, and music festivals. youtube has already tested
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. as i mentioned, this was a state of my first job out of college. i love the smell of new york.
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[ laughter ] >> i'm sorry, didn't you say you lived here for a while? nobody likes the smell of new york, even the statue of liberty lit a match. >> heidi cruz is campaigning to new yorkers. not quite passing stephen colbert's smell test last night on late night. well, the jersey worn by new york mets player mike piazza after 9/11 is going on display. the autographed number 31 jersey arrived at the 9/11 memorial museum at ground zero. some business leaders paid an auction house $365,000 for the artifact. piazza wore it in the first home game after the terrorist attacks, hitting an unforgettable home run. well, coming up at your local news on "cbs this morning," protecting yourself from skimming.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. severe flooding in the houston area has killed at least five people. more wet weather is expected today. thousands of homes and several major roadways are flooded. hundreds had to be rescued from the high water. residents are being urged to stay at home. and it's primary day here in new york. democrat hillary clinton is trying to regain momentum after losing seven straight contests to bernie sanders. a big win is essential for donald trump if he has any chance of clinching the republican nomination before the convention in july. the city of baltimore has started tearing down thousands of homes. it's part of an effort to lift itself out of decades of urban
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decay. >> reporter: the site of abandoned buildings being demolished looks pretty good from where carol ott stands. >> it's just incredible to see this. >> to see what? >> large-scale demolition. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: she's been fighting seven years for this. we first met her in 2013 taking pictures of baltimore's 16,000 abandoned buildings and posting them online to publicly shame owners. these two blocks in the heart of west baltimore's sandtown winchester neighborhood are the first to go, but ott worries about the people who live here. >> i want their voices to be the voices that are heard. >> you don't think that's happening? >> well, look around. it hasn't happened probably in 40 years. >> reporter: 45-year-old ray kelly has lived here all his life. >> we keep saying that this is progress, but nobody is asking where are we putting all these
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people that lived in this community. >> reporter: 20% of the people here are unemployed and a third live in poverty. this neighborhood is also where freddie gray lived. after his death while in police custody, rioting and looting further destroyed it. >> this wasn't a five-year crime spree that started this right here. this is 30, 40 years of just saying, to hell with that community. >> reporter: baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake says the demolition will cost $94 million. the plan is to build new town homes and green spaces. >> when you see a vacant home, when you see numerous vacant homes in a row, what that suggests is neglect. what that suggests is a city that's going in the wrong direction. >> reporter: but kelly is more concerned about the people than the buildings. >> you think this drives them out? >> i think this moves them out. this is not solving the problem. this is moving the problem. >> reporter: a sign that rebuilding trust may still be
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baltimore's biggest challenge. cbs news, baltimore. coming up after your local news on cbs this morning, the growing problem of atm skimming. we'll show you how to protect your bank card. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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>> philadelphia police, officer mccullough waking up at home hours after leaving the hospital. what's next for the suspect accused in his shooting? >> unfortunately some of the fans there ... >> flyers fans showing their anger at the team's poor performance. we'll show you how they ended up costing the flyers even more. >> and today is the new york primary, but the candidates are g their sites to the keystone state. well, today is tuesday, april 19th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. meisha is here as always with traffic. first, let's check in with katie with the forecast. >> and the forecast remains still pretty quiet guys once again, still under the influence essentially of high

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