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rack obama became the first u.s. president to walk on cuban soil since 1928 when calvin coolidge arrived aboard a warship. president obama brought another symbol of american power, a delegation of corporate leaders including the ceo of xerox and executives from companies like marriott and starwood which just struck a deal to become the first american hotel operator in
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they will tap a market long out of reach due off to the ongoing trade embargo that cut off communist cuba during the cold war. scholar peter kornbluh said the island is ripe for investment. >> they see a market that is really ready for u.s. companies and the professionalism and the infrastructure and the resources that u.s. companies can bring. they see potential tourist hot spot that -- from here to eternity. >> reporter: when the castros accepted the 2014 offer to normalize relations they appeare willing to test the benefits of capitalism. since then the u.s. approved over $4 billion worth of business between the former foes. loosened the travel ban, restarted direct mail service and allows cubans to open bank accounts and earn salaries. a step that means athletes no
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u.s. to legally work there. while the cuban public is enthusiastic about the president's outreach, the castro government has been slow to make many of the changes that the administration asked for. >> relations with the united states have to overcome the great obstacles of history. and there is still a suspicion that, this normalization process is a trojan horse. designed to kill the cuban revolution with love rather than with aggression. >> in many ways that is the strategy. the obama administration hopes that increased financial opportunity will bring irreversible change to this authoritarian state. michelle, tomorrow, president obama will meet cuban leader raul castro to press for more reform. >> all right, margaret. thank you. france is working to bring a suspect in the paris attacks back from belgium where he was arrested friday and may have been planning more attacks.
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investigators are revealing more about salah abdeslam's alleged role in the murd ers ers last year of 130 people. >> reporter: turns out, salah abdeslam wasn't just a driver, a key operative in the paris massacre orchestrated directly by isis. the french prosecutor francois molins, accused the the 26-year-old of being the chief logistics man for the attacks. so far the investigation has turned up allegations that abdeslam purchased 12 detonators and explosive materials for the suicide vests, rented safe houses for fellow attackers, and had planned to blow himself up in the stade de france but lost the nerve and backed out. this is thought to show the arrest of abdeslam on friday, wounded in the raid by belgian anti-terror police. he is now fighting extradition to france. sven marie, abdeslam's lawyer is threatening to sue the french prosecutor for breaching his client's
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[ indiscernible ] >> is he denying involvement? >> no. he is not. >> he is denying, he doesn't deny he was in paris. that there are a lot of matters. in this fight. >> reporter: in a raid earlier this week, anti-terror police found a stash of weapons and abdeslam's fingerprints leading belgian authorities to believe he may have been planning another attack. the belgian government has been praising its anti-terror forces for capturing abdeslam alive. local leaders like francois shetlams, the mayor of molenbeek, face question house a manhunt that stretched to syria ended just a few blocks from where he grew up. if i am sitting here in america, looking at it, thinking what took you so long, he was right there in your neighborhood? >> well, it's a city here. it's 1 million people. you think you can find easily a terrorist here in a big city? >> reporter: how -- now he is a
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high security prison in bruge, a section for high profile prisoners, especially trained floor. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. violence erupted this weekend at a donald trump campaign rally. as mark albert reports, the republican front-runner is defending his supporters and his >> get him out of here, please. get him out. get him out. >> reporter: moments after donald trump denounced a demonstrator wearing kkk headgear at a rally in tucson, a second person led out ahead of them was attacked. punched, kicked, pummeled before the attacker calmly turned around to be arrested. police had to call in reinforcements using 150 officers in all. trump criticized their response. >> security at the arena, the police were a little bit lax. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager, cory lewindowski,
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collar. trump said later, lewindowski didn't touch the man and praised his top operative. >> i give hem credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down the profanity laced signs. >> reporter: the gop chairman was asked about the unusual site of a campaign manager confronting demonstrators. >> getting involved isn't the answer. i think you leave these things up to the professionals. >> reporter: earlier saturday, protesters shut down the main road to a trump rally in phoenix. >> donald trump go away! >> reporter: while in new york city, police used pepper spray and arrested two during a protest march to trump tower. >> economic populism, xenophobia, race baiting and religious bigotry, the stools he has formed. that is his campaign. >> reporter: senator lindsay graham says trump has divided the gop. >> we about to nominate the one person that not only would lose in 2016 but would destroy the party for decades to come.
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trump than try to win with him. >> reporter: donald trump scheduled to meet with party leaders tomorrow here in washington before he takes the stage at the annual convention of the american israel public affairs committee. his rivals ted cruz and john kasich will also address aipac monday. along with hillary clinton. michelle. >> thank you, mark.
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well the road to the presidential nomination runs through three western states this tuesday. republicans and democrats have primaries in arizona, and caucuses in utah and there is a democratic caucus in idaho. the big prize is arizona, especially for republicans where the winner takes all 58 delegates. here is danielle maddingham. >> you know what? we are going to build the wall. >> reporter: immigration was at the heart of donald trump's weekend blitz through arizona. illegal immigration is going to stop. it is dangerous.
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trump is hoping his hard line will resonate with voters. >> i'm scared for them because of deportation. >> reporter: democratic front-runner hillary clinton is already drawing the battle lines running an ad in arizona where she comforts a young girl worried about deportation. >> i will do the worry. help. okay? >> reporter: bernie sanders campaigning along the arizona border with mexico says he is also sensitive to the plight of immigrants. for republicans, the biggest battle now is a philosophical one. trump's opponents, senator ted cruz and governor john kasich are doubling down on their attacks. saying one of them should lead the charge to deny trump the nomination. and the other should drop out. kasich says it won't be him. >> nobody is calling me directly and asking me to drop out. and by the way, why don't they drop out. >> reporter: cruz campaigning in utah says he is not going anywhere. >> a vote for john kasich is a vote for donald trump.
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man they hope to beat could benefit the most. danielle maddingham, cbs news, los angeles. the investigation continues into a deadly jet crash in russia. officials found the black box and voice data recorders, but they're badly damaged from friday's crash. flydubai flight 981 went down in strong winds killing all 62 people on board. the marine killed in iraq yesterday has been identified. staff sergeant lewis cardin of temecula, california was 27 years old. he died in an isis rocket attack about 60 miles outside mosul. >> pope francis made his debut on instagram just in time for palm sunday. his new account already has over 1.4 million followers. here is allen pizzey. >> reporter: pope francis abandoned his prepared palm sunday text to compare what he called
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refugees arriving in europe to those who washed their hands of jesus ahead of his crucifixion. making use of the wider audience the special day provided is typical pope francis. this weekend he embraced a way to reach out instagram. a sign he called beginning is a new journey. he picked up 1 million followers in 12 hours. the pope tweets in nine languages including latin to more than 25 million followers. he doesn't type his own tweets. usually quotes from his speeches. but approves every one. his instagram pictures will be chosen by a senior media adviser according to deputy vatican spokesman greg burke. >> you are not going to see, pope francis with a selfie stick here saying, "welcome to my home." but he knows how that can be important. he knows the importance of getting the image out. >> reporter: pope francis the second most followed world leader on twitter behind president obama. there is a certain irony to the leader of an institution that
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glacial pace having an online following that would be the answer to the most who measure worth in social media hits. this for a man who labeled social media, both "mental pollution" and "a gift of god." one of the great enigmas of this pope, the father says. >> the way he acts, the way he talks, the way he reaches out to people, is a great, great change. and the papacy will never be the same. >> reporter: he still hasn't made a major impact on church reform or sex abuse scandal, the catholic writer says. >> i think he has been given a pass on this because he has been such a wonderful inspiring figure. we are now in the fourth year of the pontificate, and i think he has got to address this or it could very much damage his pontificate. >> it will take more than the common touch and record-breaking numbers on social media. allen pizzey, vatican city, cbs news.
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spring break brings big business to beach towns across the south. many communities are cracking down. to stop the party are just ] >> reporter: the sounds of young people partying and opening beers on the beach. are now silenced in gulf shores, alabama. this weekend, the city enacted an emergency order banning alcohol on beaches through april 17th. after more than 600 arrests since march 5th. police lieutenant bill cowen. >> most of the arrests come done to public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, those are the two biggest cat goers of arrest. college students like hannah hicks and christian garing from texas a & m think the police are being overly aggressive. >> somebody was videotaping in a cop's face.
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interfering with an arrest." and hooked her up. it is stupid reasons. >> i know we are drunk on spring break. we are adults. we are in college. we know what we're doing. they act like we are children. >> reporter: gulf shores officials believe they became the hot spot after word spread on social media that nearby panama city, florida banned alcohol from its beaches last june. the new ban in gulf shores is raising concerns that students could now move the party a few miles down to orange beach, alabama, which is dealing with an 800% increase of its own. in arrests this spring break. dan rowe oversees tourism and conventions for panama beach. >> the city leaders were compelled to make some legislative changes because of incidents of young people behaving badly. >> reporter: last year an unconscious woman was allegedly gang raped while onlookers did nothing, a shooting wounded seven, and more than 1,000 were arrested. rowe said there are less problems and also less money.
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the businesses that cater to that college spring break market are taking the brunt of it this year. >> reporter: like sparky sparkman who owns spinnakers, his beach side bar has become a ghost town with business down 80% to 90%. >> it's gone. you know what they say about something once it's gone -- it really is tough to get back. >> reporter: in all, panama city beach enacted at least 20 new ordinances to crack down on bad behavior. like gulf shores, will review the alcohol ban on their beaches before next march. michelle. >> thank you, jamie. up next, we break down the trade deals that have been a hot topic
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u.s. trade policy a hot button issue on the campaign trail with candidates on both sides trashing deals that they say cost america jobs.
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secretary cost us 800,000 jobs nationwide. >> but i will say -- trade deals are absolutely killing our country. >> the question is are international trade deals helping or hurting the american worker? here is cbs news business analyst jill schlessinger, which is it? >> little of both. the north american free trade agreement, 1984, the one bernie sanders said cost 800,000 jobs, probably didn't. it was probably a wash. according to economists. and china'sen troo into the world trade organization was a game changer. look at exporting and manufacturing in the u.s. since then, down 9%. chinese exports and manufacturing up by 12%. remember overall. u.s. consumers buy goods a lot cheaper since all the trade deals. >> trade shuffles the deck. who are the winners and losers here? >> i think that manufacturing has been a loser. we should note manufacturing jobs actually peaked in 1979. so that's 15 years before nafta. what's really changed the game? technology. automation.
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sectors around technology, we saw technology up 30% since 2003. and we should also note one big winner, the world, because we have seen millions of people lifted out of poverty. >> what about the folks back home? how do you help those people who lost their jobs? >> not ripping up trade agreements. trade wars are terrible for economies. but by really spending money on retraining and offering financial assistance in the form of tax credits. that's probably the best solution. >> cbs news business analyst, jill schlessinger. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> still ahead, a flying horse
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a frightening crash at a formula one race in australia, driver fernando alonzo at the mercy of gravity after clipping another car. amazingly he walked away from this wreck and said he feels lucky to be alive. >> if you were in los angeles yesterday, you might have seen a flying horse, or at least, dangling, one dangling from a helicopter. the horse had fallen into a ravine and an air lift was the only way out. the horse was a little disoriented but not hurt. new video shows something
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human eyes. a blue whale nursing its calf, or at least that's what scientists believe is happening here. images were taken off new zealand. coming up, while many were sleeping the unblinking eagle-cam made the catch of the
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm michelle miller. the next stop on the presidential campaign trail comes tomorrow. the democrats will hold a caucus in idaho, utah and arizona will be holding primary elections. arizona is a winner take all state. and it saw its share of anti-donald trump protests over the weekend. trump's gop opponents, ted cruz and john kasich are hoping to capitalize on the unrest within the republican party. john dickerson spoke to kasich for "face the nation." >> governor, to get the nomination you would have to win
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delegates. how are you going to do it? >> first of all, nobody is going to have the delegates they need going to the convention. everyone will fall short. the convention by the way is an extension of the political process. so, what will happen is people will go there with a certain number of delegates. we'll go into cleveland with momentum. then the delegates are going to consider two things. number one, who can win in the fall? i am the only one that can. that's what the polls indicate. number two, john, a crazy consideration like who could be president of the united states? and i think when they take a look at my record, both in washington and in ohio, with the job growth, the wage growth, you know, reforming the pentagon, and then, they can understand that i have the crossover appeal. i think i will be picked. i don't think anybody is going to get there with the delegates that they need to win. >> why should the person who goes into the convention, don't
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why shouldn't they get the nomination? >> you know what? it's like one of my daughters said like i had an 86. my other friend had less than that. i should get an a. we've got rules. you know, sweetie, you got to make a 90 to get an a. we have rules as to how many delegates you should get. if you go in way ahead you are likely to be picked. what's interesting in the ten contested republican conventions, you know that the leader going in only got picked three times. and again, john, i have to tell you that, who is going to win in the fall? who is going to beat hillary? these folks can't win. they can't win ohio, i can tell you that. in addition, look at the resume. look at the record. who actually can fix this country? who can get us moving again? both the domestically and with foreign policy. so that should be a consideration now, not much of one, to be honest with you, but when we get to a convention, see, because i was there when ronald reagan actually
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can you imagine how many people were mad at reagan? but his message mattered. he came close. he ultimately became one of the greatest presidents we have ever had. the convention is a very interesting thing. and delegates take things extremely seriously. >> has anyone -- >> let me also tell you, john, if somebody can get the numbers, they would win. >> has anybody -- >> they're not going to get the numbers. everybody chill out. >>some people suggested you should drop out so somebody can get the numbers. ted cruz is closer to the number than you are. >> he needs 80% of the vote to get it. that's not going to happen, john. you know it. i know it. >> has anyone asked you to drop out though? >> nobody is calling me directly and asking me to drop out? and by the way -- why don't they drop out. john, why don't they drop out? i'm the one who can win in the fall. you know another interesting thing. this party has run around for seven years saying, how is it that we elected a one term
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president who never had the experience. whatever happened to that? remember that? so, here's what i would say. i can win in the fall. they cannot. >> you say you are delivering a positive message. you have stayed away from some of the back and forth. would you not in the pursuit of your nomination not want the help of the stop trump forces? the organized efforts to stop donald trump? >> you know, john, i'm not, i am not in this for some political science game or some calculation. let me just tell you, that people are nervous about their work, their wages, their kids' future. that's what i focus on. responding to that legitimate concern that they have. and i tell them exactly how in washington. we had great success and balanced the budget and grew jobs. and i tell them about the 417,000 people who are now working in ohio who didn't have a job when i became governor i have people that come to my
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fact that i have focused on the issue of mental illness and drug addiction. thinking about this anti-trump group or that group. let me do my job. communicate to the public. we'll see where it ends up. i think this is a very construct constructive message to the american people. i want you, the american people, you in your living rooms to believe you can change the world. we need you to do it. because the you will revive the spirit of our country. >> but governor, the people trying to stop donald trump believe that many of the things you just described are imperilled by his candidacy. and that gets them a little exercised in the same way you are exercised. so i just wonder if you think they're wrong, crazy, missed something? >> no, let them go and do. you know what is interesting? some of the same people wanted me to get out of the race. they wanted to get behind rubio. what happened? rubio is out. i'm in.
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if i don't win ohio, guess what? trump is the nominee. i win ohio now they want me to get out. what are you, these are the same establishment people that have been fighting me my entire political career. you know what? i will tell you what is in my mind's eye. the people i grew up with in the mckeys rocks, people walked door to door for me. we had people from 22 states -- manning phone banks in ohio. they came from all over the country to help. they're hopeful together we can raise this country. i don't have time to think about all this political calculation in some back room some where. okay, john. i'm any just not doing it. you have known me long enough to know that what you see is what you get. period. end of story. >> but you have in fact brought on people to help you with the -- the calculation, people with experience. >> sure. >> so you are in fact thinking abut the calculation. you don't want to talk about it. >> john, look. first of all, the convention is an extension of this process. of course i want stu spencer, of course i want charlie black, of
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course i want tom ridge, of course i want the former governor of utah. i want them all to help me. what do we think the convention is some sort of subterfuge it? is nothing more than extension of what we are doing now. if nobody gets the delegates, which they won't, then we will have to work, you know, have to work it to convention. i will spend my time convincing them about my electability and my record. if they buy it, great. if they've don't. i will have done my best. john, i am perfectly comfortable with this. >> let me ask you a presidential question about merrick garland put forward by the president for the supreme court. this could be a decision you have to handle. what's your feeling about the way your republican colleagues have responded to that nomination from the president? >> look, i never thought the president should send it. i knew nothing was going to happen. frankly they probably ought to sit down and meet with the guy. my feeling end of the day who ever gets elected president
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able to pick, you know, who they want, and, and, the american people will decide by either voting for a republican or democrat what the makeup of the court is. i just think that's a process that can unite us. rather than a process that right
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bernie sanders is looking for a big comeback in tomorrow's nominating contest. sanders trails hillary clinton by a wide margin in the delegate count, but isn't giving up the ship. sanders spoke with john dickerson for "face the nation." >> senator, we looked at the math here for the contest going forward. it looks like you would have to win almost 60% of the remaining delegates. so what is your path to the nm nation? that is a big number? >> it is, but the states that
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arizona, we are heading out west. to washington. we have alaska. we have hawaii, and we are heading to new york. we think the father forward is a prtty good path for us. clearly secretary clinton did very, very well. in the deep south. not a strong area for us. but i think as we go forward, are you going to see us doing better and better. i think people are going to polls. bernie sanders does better against donald trump than hillary clinton does. in fact in the last poll we were 18 points ahead of donald trump than secretary clinton. i think that will play a factor in the coming states. >> secretary clinton won in the illinois and that's not the deep south. >> here's the point as you know -- she did. and we won in michigan. end of the day if you look at michigan, illinois, missouri, we come out almost the same in terms of delegates. >> hillary clinton has 2 million more votes than you have.
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presidency has been to create a movement, to create momentum, to gather people. she seems to be able to gather more people behind her message than you. isn't that a threat to the, to the theory of the sanders' campaign? >> no, no, no, no. john, not at all. what you are really talking about is she did very well in the deep south. she creamed us in mississippi, alabama, south carolina. now i wish i didn't have to say this, but everything being equal, no democrat right now, i hope that changes, i think it will is going to win those elections, those states in the general election. we have now won nine states. i think in a couple weeks you are going to see us win more states. i think as we head to the west coast, which is probably the most progressive part of america, the ideas that we are fighting for, dealing with the grotesque level of income of and wealth inequality, a national health care system through
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minimum wage, $15 an hour. i think the people in those be voting for a establishment politics and establishment economics they want real change. i think we are going to do well there. >> one last tactical question, senator. there has been a report that you might go to the convention. if you are behind in delegates try to flip the superdelegates to win through using superdelegates. is that a strategy you are looking at? >> the whole concept of super delegates is problematic. i would say in states where we have won you know by 20, 25 points, you know what i think it might be a good idea for superdelegates to listen to the people in their own state. other day. who said, you know what. i am going to listen to my state. if my state votes for you, bernie, you will have my vote. i think that i would hope that a lot of the superdelegates take that factor into consideration. >> so yes that is a strategy you are pursuing? >> well, to say to a superdelegate.
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20, 30 points, you know you might want to listen to your state. i think superdelegates should do that. >> if they didn't come from a shouldn't feel compelled to go for you? >> well that's, legally they have their own decision. to be made. they have their own right to make the decision. but i would argue that many of the superdelegates for them, what is most important as it is for me and secretary clinton by the way, is making sure that no republican occupies the white house. and if people conclude by the end of this campaign, if we have the energy, and an if, if we win a number of states. that's also an if. but if that its the factor and it appears that i am the stronger candidate against trump, i think you are going to see some superdelegates saying, you know what i like hillary clinton but i want to win this thing. bernie is our guy. >> it's been months since south carolina's republican senator
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for the gop nomination. since then he has been an unofficial spokesman for the republican party establishment, opposing both donald trump and ted cruz. well, graham was singing a different tune when he sat down to talk with john dickerson for "face the nation." >> you once said that choosing between trump and cruz is like the difference between being shot or poisoned. so, how is your health? >> you know, maybe they will find an anecdote for poisoning, hard once you are shot to get over it. the bottom line i believe donald trump would be an utter disaster for the republican party, destroy conservatism as we know it, we would get wiped out and trump candidacy. ronald reagan had a three-legged stool of conservatism. fiscal, social, strong national security. donald has a four legged stool got to be bigger. economic populism, xenophobia, race baiting, and religious
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has formed. that's his campaign. that is not conservatism. ted cruz in my view is a real republican who i often disagree with. i've am supporting ted i think he is the best alternative to donald trump. john kasich is the most electable republican. i don't think he has a chance to win. at the convention, because it is an outsider year. john kasich is an insider. most delegates are looking for an outsider. i love john kasich. if he stays in the race or they don't coordinate the efforts between cruz and kasich, we're going to wind up giving the nomination to trump. >> you say an outsider year. your description of trump's campaign. a very popular campaign. people turning up to the rallies. he is getting the votes. >> 35% to 40%, where he is going to be. a lot of people believe that illegal immigration is a real problem. playing on their fears. he says most of them are rapists and drug dealers, they're not. heres why we are losing the
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a virginia man traveled to the middle east to fight for the islamic state remains in the custody of kurdish forces in northern iraq. he is telling his story on local tv. jeff pegues reports. >> where are you from? >> united states. >> reporter: mohammad jamal khweis is one of the few isis foreign fighters we know of to walk out of isis held territory alive. >> i didn't agree with their ideology. he is now a prisoner of the kurds and being interviewed by the fbi a world away from the washington d.c. suburb where he grew up in this townhouse. he says his parents emigrated
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territories. his father, a limo driver, says he has spoken to state department and the fbi about his son. >> i have nothing to say. khweis graduated from thomas edison high school in 2007. where friend describe him as a normal guy. >> he wasn't an outcast. or anything like that. >> he says growing up, mohammad jamal khweis was known as mo or mike. >> there wasn't anything that would lead me to believe that this was on the radar that he is going to go join isis. >> khweis did join isis investigators want to know how and why. u.s. authorities say in december of last year, khweis left baltimore washington international airport for england there, he traveled to amsterdam, met a woman that took him to turkey and crossed into syria. he decided a month later life with isis wasn't for him. and fled.
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prayer, eating and learning about the religion for, about eight hours. >> it is not only foreign fighters looking to get away from the islamic state. in syria, holly williams spoke to a young man who fought for isis to be turned away by the group's dark side. he is treated like a dangerous criminal. and says he was trained to kill by isis. before being captured by kurdish soldiers. but mohammad is a frightened 18-year-old and asked us to hide his face for his mother's sake. she often told me to leave isis, he said. but i never obeyed her. he grew up in a muslim family in syria, but told us he knew very little about islam until he was recruited by an uncle and a village elder. they recited verses from the koran to explain that muslims
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then they sent me to a camp to learn about islamic law. gradually i became convinced. mohammad seems less a committed extremist than simply naive. it doesn't lessen his crimes. but shows the that isis which relies on fighters who kill die for the cause, has a weakness. mohammad told us he began to lose faith in isis when he witnessed one of the group's many public executions. >> what did you think when you saw that? did you still think that was the real islam? >> no, he said. it was horrific. i wish i had never seen it. he also told us that u.s. coalition air strikes are taking a heavy toll on isis. he and other fighters recently had their food allowance cut. they told us the air strikes are hitting their oil installations, he said. and they aren't making as much money as before. isis its under pressure because
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strikes. >> yes, he told us. a lot. >> and one of the finest foreign correspondents in the business has filed his last story. allen pizzey is now officially retired. scott pelley looks back on his long and distinguished career. >> allen pizzey, cbs news, east berlin. >> over four decades allen has brought the biggest stories in world to you. often risking this life as one of the premiere foreign correspondents of his generation. >> looks like they might have a chance of making a deal with the bosnian serbs. >> wars in iraq and the balkans. >> did you see them kill the people? >> yes. >> the fall of berlin wall. >> they were streaming across the wall within hours of the announcement. >> the fight against apartheid, the bombing of the u.s. marine barracks in beirut and election of the first pope from the americas. along the way, allen won just
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journalists everywhere. >> if we do our job right, politicians and the public cannot say "we didn't know." you did know. you did know bad things were happening. you did know people were starving. you did know there was tragedy.
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history in havana tonight as president obama arrives in cuba. we're on the ground for his landmark visit. >> he thinks he's cute. he is a disgusting guy. >> another wild weekend for the trump campaign ahead of tuesday's voting contests in the west. a protester is punched. trump defends his campaign manager in a separate incident. spring break crackdowns are forcing the party crowds to beach hop. where are they headed next? and a bird's eye view to a
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this nest is getting a bit crowded. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm michelle miller. president barack obama stepped off "air force one" into the history books sunday as the first sitting american president to visit cuba in 88 years. the president arrived with first daughters. the president tweeted que bola cuba? or what's up, coo ba. and said he is looking for wrd to meeting the cuban people today, barack obama became the first u.s. president to walk on cuban soil since 1928 when calvin coolidge arrived aboard a warship. president obama brought another symbol of american power, a delegation of corporate leaders including the ceo of xerox and executives from companies like marriott and starwood which just
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first american hotel operator in havana in nearly 60 years. they will tap a market long out of reach due off to the ongoing trade embargo that cut off communist cuba during the cold war. scholar peter kornbluh said the island is ripe for investment. >> they see a market that is really ready for u.s. companies and the professionalism and the infrastructure and the resources that u.s. companies can bring. they see potential tourist hot spot that -- from here to eternity. >> reporter: when the castros accepted the 2014 offer to normalize relations they appeared willing to test the benefits of capitalism. since then the u.s. approved over $4 billion worth of business between the former foes. loosened the travel ban, restrarted direct mail service and allows cubans to open bank accounts and earn salaries. a step that means athletes no
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u.s. to legally work there. while the cuban public is enthusiastic about the president's outreach, the castro government has been slow to make many of the changes that the administration asked for. >> relations with the united states have to overcome the great obstacles of history. and there is still a suspicion that, this normalization process is a trojan horse. designed to kill the cuban revolution with love rather than with aggression. >> in many ways that is the strategy. the obama administration hopes that increased financial opportunity will bring irreversible change to this authoritarian state. michelle, tomorrow, president obama will meet cuban leader raul castro to press for more reform. >> all right, margaret. thank you. france is working to bring a suspect in the paris attacks back from belgium where he was arrest fried day ed friday and may have
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as charlie d'agata reports, more about salah abdeslam's alleged role in the murd ers ers last year of 130 people. >> reporter: turns out, salah abdeslam wasn't just a driver, a key operative in the paris massacre orchestrated directly by isis. the french prosecutor, accused the 26-year-old of being the chief logistics man for the attacks. so far the investigation has turned up allegations that abdeslam purchased 12 detonators and explosive materials for the suicide vests, rented safe houses for fellow attackers, and had planned to blow himself up in the stade de france but lost the nerve and backed out. this is thought to show the arrest of abdeslam on friday, wounded in the raid by belgian anti-terror police. he is now fighting extradition to france. abdeslam's lawyer is threatening to sue the french prosecutor for
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confidentiality. >> is he denying involvement? >> no. he is not. >> he is denying, he doesn't deny he was in paris. that there are a lot of matters. >> reporter: in a raid earlier this week, anti-terror police found a stash of weapons and abdeslam's fingerprints leading belgian authorities to believe he may have been planning another attack. the belgian government has been praising its anti-terror forces for capturing abdeslam alive. local leaders like francois shetland, the may of your molenbeek, face question house a manhunt that stretched to syria ended just a few blocks from where he grew up. if i am sitting here in america, looking at it, thinking what took you so long, he was right there in your neighborhood? >> well, it's a city here. it's 1 million people. you think you can findlies easily a terrorist here in a big city?
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high security prison in bruge, a sect forcing high profile prisoners, especially trained guards and all the furniture and equipment has been bolted to the floor. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. violence erupted this weekend at a donald trump campaign rally. as mark albert reports, the republican front-runner is defending his supporters and his campaign manager. >> get him out of here, please. get him out. get him out. >> reporter: moments after donald trump denounce aid demonstrator wearing kkk headgear at a rally in tucson, a second person led out ahead of them was attacked. punched, kicked, pummeled before the attacker calmly turned around to be arrested. police had to call in reinforcements using 150 officers in all. trump criticized their response. >> security at the arena, the police were a little bit lax. >> reporter: trump's campaign
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appearing to grab the man's collar. trump said later he didn't touch the man and praised his top operative. >> i give hem credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down the profanity laced signs. >> reporter: the gop leader was asked about the sight of a campaign manager confronting demonstrators. >> getting involved isn't the answer. >> reporter: earlier saturday, protesters shut down the main road to a trump rally in phoenix. while in new york city police used pepper spray and arrested two during a protest march to trump tower. >> economic populism, xenophobia, race baiting and religious bigotry, the stools he formed, that is his campaign. >> senator lindsay graham says trump has divided the gop. >> we about to nominate the one person that not only would lose in 2016 but would destroy the party for decades to come. i would rather lose without
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>> reporter: donald trump scheduled to meet with party leaders tomorrow here in washington before he takes the stage at the annual convention of the american israel public affairs committee. his rivals ted cruz and john
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well the road to the presidential nomination runs through three western states this tuesday. republicans and democrats have primaries in arizona, and caucuses in utah and there is a democratic caucus in idaho. the big prize is arizona, especially for republicans where the winner takes all 58 delegates. here is danielle maddingham. >> you know what? we are going to build the wall. >> immigration at the heart of donald trump's weekend blitz through arizona.
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it is terrible. trump is hoping his hard line will resonate with voters. >> i'm scared for them because of deportation. >> reporter: democratic front-runner hillary clinton drawing the battle lines running an ad in arizona where she comforts a young girl worried about deportation. >> i will do everything i can to help, okay. >> reporter: bernie sanders campaigning along the arizona border with mexico says he is also sensitive to the plight of immigrants. for republicans, the biggest battle now is a philosophical one. trump's opponents, senator ted cruz and governor john kasich are doubling down on their attacks. saying one of them should lead the charge to deny trump the nomination. and the other should drop out. kasich says it won't be him. >> nobody is calling me directly and asking me to drop out. and by the way, why don't they drop out. >> reporter: cruz campaigning in utah says he is not going anywhere.
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vote for donald trump. >> if they split the vote the man they hope to beat could benefit the most. the investigation continues into a deadly jet crash in russia. officials found the black box and voice data recorders, but they're badly damaged from friday's crash. flydubai flight went down in strong winds killing all 62 people on board. the marine killed in iraq yesterday has been identified. staff sergeant lewis cardin of temecula, california was 27 years old. he died in an isis rocket attack about 60 miles outside mosul. >> pope francis made his debut on instagram just in time for palm sunday. his new account already has over 1.4 million followers. here is allen pizzey. >> reporter: pope francis abandoned his prepared palm sunday text to compare
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refugees arriving in europe to those who washed their hand of jesus ahead of his crucifixion. making use of the wider audience the special day provided is typical pope francis. this weekend he embraced a way to reach out instagram. a sign he called beginning is a new journey. he picked up 1 million followers in 12 hours. the pope tweets in nine languages including latin to more than 25 million followers. he doesn't type his own tweets. usually quotes from his speeches. but approves every one. his instagram pictures will be chosen by a senior media adviser according to vatican spokesman greg burke. >> you are not going to see, pope francis with a selfie stick here saying welcome to my home. but he knows how that can be important. he knows the importance of getting the image out. >> reporter: pope francis the second most followed world leader on twitter behind president obama. there is a certain irony to the leader of an institution that
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glacial pace having an online following the answer to the most fervent prayers of celebrities media hits. this for a man who labeled social media, mental pollution and a gift of god. one of the great enigmas of this pope, the father says. >> the way he acts, the way he talks, the way he reaches out to change. same. >> reporter: he still hasn't made a major impact on church re writer says. >> i think he has been given a pass on this because he has been such a wonderful inspiring figure. we are now in the fourth year of the pontifficate, he has to address this or it could very much damage his pontificate. >> it will take more than the common touch and breaking
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spring break brings big business to beach towns across the south. but it also brings crime. many communities are cracking down. as we report, new laws designed to stop the party are just forcing it to move elsewhere. >> reporter: the sounds of young people partying and opening beers on the beach. are now silenced in gulf shores, alabama. this weekend, the city enacted an emergency order banning alcohol on beaches through april 17th. after more than 600 arrests since march 5th. police lieutenant bill cowen. >> most of the arrests come done to public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, those are the two biggest cat goers off rest. college students like hannah hicks and christian garing from texas a & m think the police are
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>> somebody was videotaping in a cop's face. it is stupid reasons. >> i know we are drunk on spring break. we are adults. we are in college. we know what we're doing. they act like we are children. >> reporter: gulf shores officials believe they became the hot spot after word spread on social media that nearby panama city, florida banned alcohol from its beaches last june. newt ban in gulf shores is raising concerns that students could now move the party a few miles done to orange beach, alabama, which is dealing with an 800% increase of its own. in arrests this spring break. dan rowe oversees tourism and conventions for panama beach. >> the city leaders were compelled to make changes because of incidents of young people behaving badly. >> reporter: last year an unconscious woman was allegedly gang raipd ped, and a shooter wounded seven, more than 1,000 arrested.
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problems and also less money. >> if college kids aren't here, the businesses that cater to spring break market are taking the brunt of it this year. >> reporter: like sparky sparkman who owns spinnakers, his bar a ghost town with business down 80% to 90%. >> it's gone. you know what they say about something once it's gone -- it really is tough to get back. >> reporter: in all, panama city beach enacted at least 20 new ordinances to crack down on bad behavior. like gulf shores, will review the alcohol ban on their beaches before next march. michelle. >> thank you, jamie. up next, we break down the trade deals that have been a hot topic
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u.s. trade policy a hot button issue with candidates both sides trashing deals that
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>> nafta, cost us 800,000 jobs nationwide. >> trade deals are killing our country. >> the question is are international trade deals worker? here is cbs news business is it? >> little of both. north american free trade agreement, 1984, the one bernie sanders said cost 48,000 jobs. probably didn't. probably a wash. and china'sen troo into the world trade organization was a game changer. look at exporting and manufacturing in the u.s. since then, down 9%. chinese exports and manufacturing up by 12%. remember overall. u.s. consumers buy goods a lot cheaper since all the trade deals. >> trade shuffles the deck. who are the winners and losers here? >> manufacturing has been a loser. who should note manufacturing jobs actually peaked in 1979. so that's 15 years before nafta.
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technology. automation. and when we look at those sectors around technology, we saw technology up 30% since 2003. and we should also note one big winner, the world, because we have seen millions of people lifted out of poverty. >> what about the folks back home? how do you help those people who lost their jobs? >> not ripping up trade agreements. trade wars are terrible for economies. spending money on retraining and offering financial assistance in the form of tax credits. the best solution. >> cbs news business analyst, jill schlessinger. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> still ahead, a flying horse
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a frightening crash at a formula one race in australia, driver fernando alonzo at the mercy of gravity after clipping another car. amazingly he walked away from this wreck and said he feels lucky to be alive. >> if you were in los angeles yesterday, you might have seen a flying horse, or at least, dangling, one dangling from a helicopter. the horse had fallen into a ravine and an air lift was the only way out. the horse was a little
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new video shows something perhaps never before seen by human eyes. a blue whale nursing its calf, or at least that's what scientists believe is happening here. images were taken off new zealand. coming up, while many were
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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 21st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." history in havana. president obama touches down in cuba, the first sitting american president to do so since 1928. his first message to cubans who waited decades for diplomacy. cabola, cuba. donald trump heads to washington today. the republican front-runner is

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