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>> what to do right now so you can retire early? advice from people who stopped working before they hit 60 years old. >> brooklyn's prospect park zoo has a pair of foxy new attractions these little ones are the first to be exhibited at prospect park's zoo. the young ones came from the bronx zoo. this is the the world's smallest species. adults weigh less than four pounds and measure between nine and 16 inches. >> a lot of ear going on there. >> the cbs evening news is up next with scott pelley. >> see you at 11:00. good night. >> pelley: the water is deep in the heart of texas. refrigerators, containers, mattresses the only ways out. also tonight, cbs news is in ecuador where hundreds are dead in the earthquake. the search goes on for the missing.
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iraq, and in an interview with charlie rose, the president makes a bold prediction about a key battle ahead. >> mosul will eventually fall. >> pelley: and she survived the boston bombing. >> >> reporter: are you still angry? >> yes, i am. >> pelley: now she's turned anger into energy on the dance floor and at today's marathon. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: houston filled up like a bathtub with a stuffed drain. a relentless foot of rain fell in texas. today folks waded the higher ground. more than 1,000 homes flooded, and one man clung to the side of a truck. big rigs struggled before two interstates were closed. omar villafranca is in houston. >> reporter: with water quickly rising, residents of this apartment complex in
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neighbors helping neighbors, deploying rafts and small fishing boats, some using whatever they could, from air mattresses to emmy refrigerators. >> we're just trying to rescue as many people as we can, just trying to get them from places they can't swim. >> reporter: houston mayor sylvester turner admitted water was rising so fast, first responders had trouble keeping up. >> some areas of city have ten inches of water. some areas have 15. there's water all over the place. it's very difficult to even get the red cross workers to get to their shelters. >> reporter: 120,000 residents lost power. this time lapse at a houston underpass showed the flash flooding as it was happening, water rising several feet in less than nine minutes. >> why are you doing that? >> reporter: as one local news reporter was covering the story, a driver behind him misjudged the depth of the water and quickly found himself in danger. >> leave the car. swim.
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driver struggled, reporter steve campion helped pull the man to safety. dozens of horses stranded at an equestrian center north of the city had to swim to safety. at least three people have died in the flooding. the water is receding just as fast as it came up. two hours ago, the water was up to here on this truck, but, scott, residents can't let their guard down because there's more rain in the forecast. >> pelley: omar villafranca, thank you. massive rescue and recovery operation is under way in ecuador tonight after saturday's devastating 7.8 earthquake. the search for survivors continues even as the first funerals were held. the death toll has now topped 350. debris is piled high in much of the country. david begnaud reports tonight from portoviejo. >> reporter: when we arrived here in the city of portoviejo,
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truck, and we weren't sure what was going on. it turned out to be a food truck. some of these people in line in the sweltering eat haven't had a meal in 48 hours, and the sack of food they're getting this afternoon isn't just for them. they're going to share with it their family. this woman had not eaten since saturday. how much of a relieftis this? she told us, "this is to feed my mother, father and two kids." gandhi mikail and his family are sleeping in the street. this pile of bricks fell on his bed during the earthquake. are you afraid of more earthquakes? "we have not slept," he said. "we are afraid of aftershocks." reconstruction is expected to take years and cost billions of dollars, but right now all anyone cares about is finding survivors. behind me is a search and rescue team from colombia. this was a home that collapsed. they just proved some of the
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into a safe place to start digging for possible survivors. there is a smell of death in this area, and that's why search and rescuers are focused on this spot. on the next block, a rescuer ran up to us and told us a man had just called for help. he was trapped under the rubble of a hotel. when we got to the hotel, it was chaotic. rescuers were trying to figure out what to do. >> you're okay. you're okay. >> reporter: we spotted this woman, who looked helpless. it was her husband, pablo, who was trapped. he had called her on his cell phone from underneath the rubble. there is good news tonight here in portoviejo. two hours after rescuers started looking for pablo, they found him. and our camera was rolling as the crowd cheered. pablo was pulled from the rubble alive and taken to a local hospital. scott, here in the downtown portoviejo area, the crowd behind me sitting on the grass will sleep here tonight. there's nothing left to go home to. the president of ecuador has
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and he has said he expects the death toll to rise considerably. >> pelley: david begnaud reporting for us this evening. david, thank you. southern japan has been rattled by more than 500 aftershocks from those two powerful earthquakes last week. at least 32 people were killed. the search for survivors continues. more than 90,000 people are staying in shelters. today u.s. marines delivered food and water. more than 200 additional u.s. troops will be joining the fight against isis in iraq. today defense secretary ash carter made that announcement in baghdad. nearly all u.s. forces were pulled out in 2011, but the u.s. presence has been rebuilding. it doubled to 3,100 in 2014, 500 more in june. now the total will be more than 4,000. one u.s. marine was killed last month. today president obama said this
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mosul, iraq's second largest city, could be liberated from isis: >> as we see the iraqis willing the fight and gain ground, let's make sure we're providing them more support. we're not doing the fighting themselves, but when we provide training and special forces who are backing them up, when we are gaining intelligence working with the coalitions that 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 created the conditions whereby mosul will eventually fall. >> pelley: the president spoke today with charlie rose, coloas of "cbs this morning." charlie also asked him about an enduring mystery from 9/11, 28 pages of government documents that deal with saudi arabia which remain classified. you'll remember that 15 of the 19 hijackers were saudi citizens.
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>> i have a sense of what's in there, but this has been a process which we generally deal with through the intelligence community and jim clapper, our director of national intelligence, has been going through to make sure that whatever it is that is released is not going to compromise some major national security interest of the united states. and my understanding is that he's about to complete that process. >> reporter: but the point, is it's been a long time. >> it has. >> reporter: it's a long time. >> thatly acknowledge. hopefully this process will come to a head fairly soon. >> reporter: and what about this legislation in the congress that will allow families to sue the saudi government and other governments in different circumstances? >> exactly. i'm opposed because of that second clause in your sentence. this is not just a bilateral u.s.-saudi issue. this is a matter of how
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approaches our interactions with other countries. if we open up the possibility that individuals in the united states can routinely start suing other governments, then we're also opening up the united states to being continually sued by individuals in other countries. >> pelley: you can see charlie's interview, including the president's relationship with vladimir putin, tomorrow mourning on "cbs this morning," then later on the charlie rose show tomorrow evening on cbs. now to the race to replace president obama. on the eve of the new york primary, our latest cbs news battleground tracker shows former new york senator hillary clinton with a ten-point lead sanders. and new york businessman donald trump has more support than his competitors combined. democrats. major garrett is covering the republicans for us.
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desperately needs an upset, and he's come back from behind before. >> reporter: he sure has. he was ten points down in michigan last month and he ended up beating hillary clinton there, but hillary clinton was not a former senator from michigan. she's definitely got the home-field advantage here. she was out campaigning with both of the state senators. today she was with new york city's mayor, over the weekend governor cuomo is a vocal supporter. what bernie sanders is hoping is that new yorkers will see footage of the huge rallies he's doing, 25,000 just yesterday in brooklyn, and say, gosh, those people must be on to something. campaign style is much different. competition. she hit a car wash today. she stopped for ice cream. so she's much more in favor of that one-on-one which makes for great pictures, too. we'll find out tomorrow if approach. >> pelley: major, what would a win mean for trump in new york? >> reset the narrative, regain momentum. what's the narrative been?
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to ted cruz, arguing with the rnc about rules, and not about winning. trump's going to win tomorrow. the magnitude of the victory will say a lot about the future of his campaign. 95 delegates are up for grabs. if trump is anywhere over the 90 threshold, it's certainly possible. it's a big night and it keeps alive his hope to win this nomination outright before the july convention? >> pelley: what's next to trump? >> new york is a spring board to april 26th. 172 delegates going to be decided, or in the case of pennsylvania, nominally influenced by the statewide vote. that's all great for trump leading out of the month of april inch may it becomes much more difficult. indiana, nebraska, washington and oregon, they do not set up well for trump. that's better cruz territory. so we're all focused on june juneth and the final primary. the month of may could be key in deciding whether trump wins the nomination outright or falls just short. >> pelley: major garrett, nancy cordes, working the long
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>> thank you, scott. >> pelley: today the supreme court heard arguments in a case that tests the limits of presidential power. at issue is president obama's end run around congress, putting reform into effort by executive action. jan crawford is at the court. >> reporter: they came to the court by the hundreds, carrying posters and stories of struggle. >> it's not a normal life. it's really hard to understand maybe sometimes, separating me from my daughter. >> reporter: marlene and peter uribe came to the united states illegally 20 years ago. their daughter stephanie was born here, a u.s. citizen. >> to have people who live here their whole life, it's hard. >> reporter: under president obama's plan, experience of a u.s. citizen or lawful resident, they, like four million others, would be shielded from deportation and be able to work and get some government benefit.
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policy in 2014 without congressional backing. 26 states sued, saying he did an end run around congress. ken paxton is attorney general of texas. >> one person doesn't have the unilateral authority to change the law and make new law. >> reporter: for all the emotion outside the court, the justices focused on that question of power. did the president go too far? they appeared deeply divided. conservatives suggested the program exceeded mr. obama's authority. justice anthony kennedy: "it seems to me that's a legislative, not a executive act." but liberal justices say presidents have long exerciseed discrimination on immigration. ruth bader ginsburg said, "these people are here to stay no matter what." there is also a threshold question of whether the states have legal grounds to sue, and the justices seem divided on that, too.
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the justices will even decide the underlying issues in this case. we'll know one way or the other by the end of june. >> pelley: jan crawford, thanks very much. still ahead on the "cbs evening news," the rebuilding of baltimore from the ground up after a tragic death. and a boston bombing survivor takes giant strides toward reclaiming her life. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase
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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. >> reporter: you don't think that's happening? >> well, look around. it hasn't happened probably in 40 years. >> let's ask those people. >> reporter: 45-year-old ray kelly has lived here all his life. >> we keep saying this is progress, but nobody is asking, where are we putting all these people that live in this community. >> reporter: 20% of the people here are unemployed and one-third live in poverty. this neighborhood is also where
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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? >> no, 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 baltimore's biggest challenge. jeff pegues, cbs news, baltimore. >> pelley: in a moment,
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>> pelley: today in jerusalem a bomb blew up an empty buss, but a second bus filled with passengers caught fire and at least 21 people were hurt. no one took responsibility, but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu linked the attack to a wave of palestinian street violence. the pulitzer prizes were announced today, and we'll bet you ten bucks you can best which play won for best drama. that's right, it's the hip-hop musical "hamilton" about the first secretary of the treasury. alexander hamilton is having the time of his death. he's the subject of the hottest show on broadway, and cbs news has learned that the current treasury secretary is expected to announce soon that he's decided to keep hamilton's picture on the $10 bill. in boston, it is marathon day, and there were thousands of winners.
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and atsede baysa took first in the men's and women's races. patrick downes crossed the first inline in under six hours and fell into the arms of his wife jessica. downes lost a leg in the marathon bombings three years ago. jessica lost both of hers. in a moment, how far another marathon survivor has gone to reclaim her life. adding crestor, along with diet, lowers bad cholesterol. crestor is not for people with liver disease, or women who are nursing,pregnant, or may become pregnant. tell your doctor all medicines you take. call your doctor if you have muscle pain or weakness; feel unusually tired; have loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes. these could be signs of serious side effects. ask for the crestor $3 card. ask your doctor about crestor. one crest 3d white smile... ...is all it takes... ...to turn the tables.
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adrienne haslet started the race pumped up and full of determination. each stride a s a victory. how important is that to prove you can do the impossible? >> it's very important. my friends and family will tell you i'm very stubborn. but it's important to me to prove that i canning just for myself but also to inspire others. >> reporter: you can tell she's feeling strong and proud. >> reporter: that can-do attitude got her into the race today. three years ago haslet was a spectator. she had been watching the runners moments before the bombs went off. where were you when the blast blast occurred? >> i had take an right onto boylston street, and the finish line was behind me. and i heard a loud blast behind me. and the next thing i knew, i was on the ground. >> reporter: haslet, a professional dancer, was badly injured.
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amputated, and she faced a difficult recovery. learning to walk with a prosthetic and defying predictions she'd never dance again. she has tried to reclaim her life. are you still angry? >> yes, i am. i will always hold that, and i try and use that anger and pound it out on the pavement or on the dance floor. i've learned that running really helps with that. in a good way. >> reporter: i like that you've said, "my life is not going to be defined by what has happened to me." >> yeah, yeah. i want my life to be defined by how i live it. i say, you know, i'm a survivor defined by how i live my life, not a victim defined by what happens in my life. >> reporter: at mile 15, haslet stopped for a tune-up and posted this instagram photo to thank her pit crew. ten hours and counting, has let is still on the move. aiming for the finish line that
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long road to recovery. norah o'donnell, cbs news, new york. >> 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 access.wgbh.org >> clooney's party crashed by protestors. inside the a-list wall street banks shower washington politicians with campaign contributions and speaking fees. and what do they get for it? a rigged economy. tax breaks and bailouts. all held in place by a corrupt campaign finance system. and while washington politicians are paid over $200,000 an hour for speeches
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two hundred thousand dollars an hour for them. but not even fifteen bucks an hour for all americans. enough is enough. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other.

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