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square as he laid a wreath at one of the nation's most important monuments. a statue of how many poet. the president waved off his motorcade walkinghe three blocks or so from the palace where he was officially welcome by cuban leaders raul castro. during the reception one of the most stunning sights and sounds of this historic visit. president obama hand over his heart as the cuban military band played america's national anthem. following a brief review of the troops, the leaders move behind closed doors f fr bilateral talks. >> more than half a century, the sight of the u.s. president here
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this is a new day. >> men discussese a wide range of topics including cueban rights and trade embargo that's been in place for more than 50 years. later, the president held an event focused on young entrepreneurs in havana as business owners will be the engines o change in cuba. >> today about half a million cubans, including some of you are proud. >> some mpanies wasting no time getting in on the president's loosening of relations. google announced a joint venture with cuban artist to provide internet and smart phone technology to the iland people. castro began offering wi-fi two years ago but they have one of the lowest rates of internet penetration in the world. cuba's head of operations spoke about the j jnt venture.
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>> i think the energy and the feedback that we're gettin from our counter parts in cuba is there's a lot of excitement about expanding access to technology in the internet. >> travel also a hot topic in the warming relations with cuba. tonight carnival announced it's the first u.s. cruise company in more than 50 years toe granted approval frfr cuba to sell from the united states in the island. the company will start sailing to the island nation the first week of may. >> the thawing of relations between cuba and the u.s. is due@ this part to the intervention of the catholic church and pope francis. pope francis has already made two trips here to the island nation in his short tenure as the pope. ahead of the cuba's church is cardinal. we're hearing he's about to step down and we have an exclusive
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said to fill his shoes. >> reporter: the catholic church in cuba which for decades was silenced has come back strong. the cardinalal is said to have played a role in getting the u.s. and cuba to the table. >> it's major role but we can't just look at politics for change. even though politics is imrtant, our two nations have to live in this wold in fra fraternal way. >> president and his family went to visisi the cardinal in havana's cathedral. >> i consider this visit a positive step. president obama has been courageous to break the circle. >> after 40 years serving in cuba and over 20 as cardinal, he's said to be stepping down. he's a possible replacement to lead not only the six million catholics on the island but now move into a position of power.
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he sits to the cardinal's left. i asked the bishop about the possibility of becoming cardinal. >> that is unpredictable. god will tell. then i'll tell you. >> we also attended the palm sunday sererce at his church. he knew most by name and you can tell he is beloved here in cuba. >> pretty amazing. not everyone shares president obama's views when it comes to his trip here to cuba or on normalizing relations. according to the latest new york times poll not everyone is sure about the future of the island nation. take a look at this p pl here. in fact, 62% of americans said the re-opening ties will mostly be good for the united states. here is the catch. fewer than half the people surveyed just 40% think that the effort will actually lead to more democracy for cuba.
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americans support normalizing relations with cuba and most favorite ending the embargo. the trade fan is a big sticking point that cuban leader highlighted himself this afternoonjust after his private meeting with the president. he called itp the most important obstacle between his country and the u.s. and believes ending the embargo is essential. >> nbc of reporter, laura rodriguez has more from little havana and a point of contention thth even with the political prisoners? >> that's ight. definitely a lot of people insulted here in south florida. many spent time in those cuban jails simply because they oppose the castro regime. right now i'm standing outside the home of the prisoner. thiss the place where, for many years, political prisoners had shelter. >> reporter: the walls of this
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pictures of cuban political prisoners throughout the years and those who died in fighting or a hunger strike.e. the president of the former cuban political prisoners organization says thousands have been arrested since 1959. he's not surprised over raul castro' response to an american journalist. what political prisoner? tell me the name or the names said castro. >> it's a joke. it's a very black humor joke to sayayhere's no political prisoners visibly agitated he asked for a list of prisoners and two exile groups delivered. one showing 47 names. the other 51 names. castro said he would release the prisoners by tonight. >> take us inside that room today. >> reporter: in an interview, david asked president obama if he would give raul castro the
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well, the truth of the matter is we have given him lists in the past. they have responded engagement. >> reporter: in that inteteiew, president obama said he chose the list of dissidents he will be meeting with tomorrow. said to make sure none of them are stopped from meeting to him. raul said he would be releasing tonight. no word on any release yet. >> thank you very much. president obama will leave cuba tomoqrow afternoon but not before a busy last day on the island. he will address the cuban people in a speech that will broadcast on state television. he's expected to have his meeting. the president and first family will attend a baseball gamee
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>> the rays held a work out today where the game will be played. the team's only born cuban born player. it's his first trip back to his homeland since defecting three years ago. they added him to the roster. the players lobbied for him just so he can play in this very special and big game to him. >> i'm sure it's going to be a very emotional day to play in that me. not everyone can attend this game. it's by invitation only. unfortunately, we weren't invited. >> we can't go. >> that will do it for us live. back to the studio. >> thank you. we weren't invited either. >> we're still here. a controversial picture from cuba is trending. this photo of presididt obama posing in front of the image in cuba's revolution square.
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this photo op. >> the nbc 6 news and weather app is your source for everything you need to know. you can see the entire list of political prisoners along with videos and articles. have you been outside this evening? it's already in e 50s out there. it's chilly. i'll let you know about the quick warm up we're expecting after tomorrow, coming up. t e shocking crime at this weekend's ultra music festival. the fan was sexually assaulted bay metro music supervisor. we have a report.
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>> the presidential hopefuls police arrested carl lee wilt on sunday after he actually abused a woman from brazil. the 25-year-old victim was
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allowed onto the metro mover for her own safety. a witness said he observed a man pick up a woman and take her into the utility room. they found him with his zipper down and the woman unconscious on the floor. that victim was taken to jackson hospital's rape treatment center. there were dozens of other rrests. another incident sticking out above the rest. the ath of a university of miami student. jamie is joining us from miami ith the details on this tragedy. jamie jamie. >> reporter: believe it or not, crews are still cleaning up. there's still stage up. slowly but surely they are tearing down the stages in this park getting dotown miami back to normal. organizers are kruncrunching numbers trying to figure out what they can do better, next year. ultra 2016 is in the books. everybody from organizers to fans to police say the weekend
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success. >> with any big event, any big operation you have to sit down ando a debrief and after action and look at what issues did you have. what can you improve on? >> this year set records for ultra. attendance soared to 170 people. arrests were down compared to the last couple of years. this weekend in total. >> i think that is in part because of the preparation and logisisical impact we have prior to the event. >> the number of fire rescue calls down. >> with the amount of people that showed up, less than 70 people we transported is tremendous when you have 45 to 50,000 people attending day. >> there were a couple of m mor incidents including the death of a university of miami student.
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after being ten to the hospital. his obituary said he died from complications of a seizure. >> reporter: passports, ids, driver's license, sunglasses, car keys even@ cell phones. a lot of them cracked and returned to lost and found. according to ultra, people have until tomorrow to collect their items. if not, they will be turned over to police and some of the passports and ids will be turned over or sent to their rightful owner. we have a happy ending in a search for run away teen that disappeared. she was found safe and sound after her family saw her near northwest th street and fifth avenue. she was found wandering near her neighborhood. blood hounds tried to track her scent for hours in hopes of bringing the 13-year-old home.
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mental capacity of a 6-year-old. they can eep more safe. a man is still on the run tonight. the victim is recovering from lacerations at broward health medical center. it happpped this morning at a bank of america atm. police say a 22-year-old man was trying to withdraw men when a where will approached him with a knife and demanded cash. detectives haven't been able to talk to the victim who remains hospitalized. today was a very busy day with four presidential candidates speaking in front of aipac. tonight they sounded off in a town hall meeting. nbc 6 reporter joins us now with the latest from the campaign trail. >> it's down to the final five. the remaining presidential candidates sat down for a town hall on cnn in an effort to appeal to voters for tomorrow's
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western states. many had a lot to say on donald trump's policy toward israel, iran and nato. >> as a lifelong supporter, and true friend of israel. >> before tonight's town hall, donald trump tried to prove his credibility on foreign affairs speaking in front of the largest gathering of pro-israel supporters. hillary clinton took a stab at him. >> we need steady hands. not a president who says he's neutral on monday, pro-israel on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything's negotiatable. >> trump's response. >> she doesn't know me. she doesn't know my policy. she doesn't know what i'm going to be doing. look at those hands. i have the steadiest hands. >> ted cr also criticizing trump. >> donald is an interesting fellow because he can say
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positions in the course of day from one end to the other. >> ohio governor john kasich also chimed in givg his response to trump's statements for reevaluating america's role in nayto. >> we want our allies to share intelligence with us. >> bernie sanders joined the town hall from the campaign trail. >> time after time he says things that are just not true. i think more and more people understand that. >> this comes one day before tomorrow's primaries in arizona, caucuses in utah and idaho democratic caucus. the firstull day of spring. spring started about half an
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today is our first full day of this season. coolest night here since late february. we had a 59-degree reading in late february. tonight, probably koomercooler than that. if you enjoy cool temperatures, enjoy them. they're not going to last long. it is already 59 degrees in miami. 57 in ft. lauderdale. 58 at pompano beach. compared to yesterday temperatures are much, much cooler than what they were at this hour. about 50 degrees cooler in the main land. here's my forecast for the overnight lows, 60 degrees across be middle and lower keys. 59 degrees in key largo. homestead down to 53. for broward county, we have
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will be at 55 by late tonight. early tomorrow morning just before dawn. 57 for your low in ft. lauderdale. here is your surface weather map. you'll barely see the front that pass through here. quickly moveve through to the southern bahamas. it's past havana, cuba. they saw some of that cool air that's affected us. high pressure will come in behind and allow for day or two of fair weather, but eventually, humidity and temperatures increasing as we'll get a southerly southeasterly wind flow across our area. you can see high clouds streaming across the southern half of florida. i think tomorrow the clouds will be thinner and we'll see more sun than what we saw today. let's look at tomorrow's fumpture tracker so you can plan your day. i don't think we'll see any rain. otherwise, as i said, sun. some clouds. the breeze starts to come in off the ocean. that means a riskk of rip
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tomorrow. chilly in the morning. 56 degrees. you're afternoon high, 74. very pleasant in the afternoon and several degrees below normal for this time of year. by wednesday, . then mid-80s by thursday. mid to upper 80s friday through sunday when humidity will be through the roof by then. also chance of rain. starts on thursday and sticks around all the way past the weekend. on the courts why tennis executive was forceded to apologize after backlash over his comments about female athletes.
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see what prompted the annester bunny is handing out punches instead of eggs. the costume character fighting with man in the mall in new jersey. officials say the father started to verballynd physically attack the man. mall security tried to hold the bunny back but a few seconds later he broke free. the man rips off the bunny gloves and starts swinging. the father and the man dressed as the easter bunny are now facing charges. >> that guy just kept ongoing, didn't he.
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in controversy after a director about female players. he said the women's g ge is riding the men's coat tails but if he were a female player he would drop to his knees every night and thank god@ for competitors who have carried the sport in his words. he since apologized but h h comments are caususg all kinds of controversy among the athletes. serena williams, i think there's only one way to interpret those words. >> what a dummy. >> serena has done just much for tennis. >> look at her bank account. exciting time in coral ganl gables. miami hurricane advance further than ey ever have.
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he's had to change as a coach tonight, the cats were in the big apple with a chance to avenge the loss. florida fans weren't happy with this. look at this. the referee was inside and even though the putt crossed, no goal for the cats. the first of two goals disallowed for florida. sck passing. that would cut the deficit this half. the no calls come back to bite florida. the rangers roll 4-2. the miami hurricanes are back to
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tournament t r the third time in history. they will travel to louisville tomorrow looking to advance to their first ever elite 8. they were able to come home yesterday after defeating wichita state. the team had a light practice with coach jim watching on. shefed a technical foul for complaining to the officials. he's only his fifth in his last 20 years of coaching. >> i'm calmer now than i was when i first became a head coach. i was a wild man when i was 35 to 45 years old. i was stomping up and down the sideline constantly. i've changed to really try to remain cool, calm and collected on the sideline as much as possible. althgh there are occasions when i don't do that. >> heoes have his team playing
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unlike the panthers, the marlins would defeat their new yorkqhp foes today. scoreless game. airmails this one. robert would score on the air. that allows the door to be slammed on the mets. fish win at if one piece of kale could protect you from diabetes? what if one sit-up could prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia. if you are 50 or older, one dose of the prevnar 13 vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, an illness that can cause cougming, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and may even put you in the hospital.
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in tonight'san't miss clip, deer in danger. wildlife officers had to guide back to shore a doe that had become stranded near panama beach. >> the deer were merely two small heads in the water. it's amazing they were seen more than a thousanan yards from shore. they appeared fatigued and disoriented from trying to fight the waves. crews were able to coax them back to dry land. >> guess everybody wants to go to the beach in florida. >> thank goododss they're okay. half have a great night. >> thursday's let's hope villanova can drain it on the
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>> it's the first game of the should be fun. >> now gogo night. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- jake gyllenhaal, paul reubens, musical guest rita wilson, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 437, t-o! woo! >> steve: and now, here he is,
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, come on! that's what you want, right there. that's a hot crowd right there. that's exactly what you want. [ cheers and applause ] welcome. oh! great new york city crowd. welcome, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. you're here, you made it. [ cheers and applause ] you're at the show welcome. about. of course, the big story is president obama's historic visit to cuba that's going on right now. i saw that after landing yesterday, obama immediately tweeted out, "what's up, cuba?" [ laughter ] and cubans opened up a window internet! it's like 1955 here! [ applause ] see my car?

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