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the city of brussels is still an active crime scene tonight. authorities are still on the hunt for suspects connected to yesterday's terrorist attack. officials say the suspected bomb maker is one of the two dead suicide bombers at the brussels airport. and another man believed to have slipped away, during all of the chaos. jonathan vigliotti has more on the investigation and how city residents are coping. >> reporter: a diverse crowd gathered in central brussels, beside a makeshift memorial to the bombing victims. a day after the attack killed at least 31 and injured more than 250. the city's spirit is unbroken. >> be stronger. >> reporter: daniel and dena are visiting have buffalo, new york. they left the rail station yesterday, about 20 minutes before the bombing. >> i think we need to be patient. give it sometime. and when the airport opens, we
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them. >> four men are responsible for carrying out tuesday's attack. three of them died after detonating bombs. >> they include ibrahim elvacari. with another man, identified as najim. his brother, khalid died in the blast at the subway station. >> reporter: a prosecutor says a laptop found in a trash bin, is believed to contain brirks -- ibrahim's will in which he said he felt unsafe. for brussels, this is a day of reverence and defiance. they compared it to post 9/11. >> we're part of history. this is part of history. >> reporter: a history no one wants repeated. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, brussels, belgium. and tonight, a number of americans remain unaccounted for. including some u.s. government personnel. and the state department has issued a travel alert for all
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the brussels airport will remain closed at least until saturday. pope francis led some in a moment of silence. the pope asked the faithful to say a silent prayer to the people of belgium. and he called for all people to unite in condemning cruel acts of violent extremism. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will fully express condolences. they'll also meet to discuss the attacks and fighting terror. kerry is currently in talks with moscow, for talks with other officials in syria and ukraine. vice president joe biden and his wife jill paid a visit to belgium's capital. the vice president offered this country's support to investigate the attacks. and eliminate belgium's terror cells. >> today, the
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fighting issis his number 1 priority. he pledged to fight the terrorist group until it is destroyed. he said he would not order the american military to order a barrage of air strikes, though. >> when i hear somebody say, we should carpet bomb iraq or syria, not only is that inhumane, not only is that contrary to our values, but that would likely be an extraordinary mechanism for isil to recruit more people willing to die and explode bombs in an airport. or in a metro station. that's not a smart strategy. >> the president also dismissed ted cruz's call to increase surveillance in muslim neighborhoods. but defending his position, saying law enforcement should be empowered. >> as you can imagine, leaders of one of the largest muslim communities are taking issue with cruz's position. and they're condemning the attacks in brussels.
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surae chinn has reaction. surae, they have condemned these extremist attacks in the past. i'm going to guess they're pretty upset with ted cruz now, right? >> they are. but they're also not surprised. we are in a sterling neighborhood, just across the street from the adams center. and we asked this community, not just those at the mosque, but also people here in the neighborhood how they would feel if law enforcement patrolled the area, just because there might be a higher population of muslims or people who worship at the mosque. [ no audio, please stand by ] >> keep the country safe. i think you have to do what you have to do. you know, i work
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home on what happened. >> but some are wondering how would you first define a muslim neighborhood. >> there's no such thing as a muslim neighborhood. i personally don't know if there is such a thing as a christian neighborhood. >> i don't know anyone here that cloifers this as -- clarifies this as a muslim neighborhood. >> reporter: thousands worship here. it's also a place that has partnered with federal and local agencies for 15 years. >> we should not be suspect because of our faith. someone should be followed because they've done single something wrong or criminal. >> i grew up here. went to herndon high. >> reporter: crews respond to criticism by new york mayor bill de blasio. >> it would be striking if his position is not to patrol muslim neighborhoods. >> it's not a practical solution. and of course, it's against our first amendment right. >> i don't have anything against mu
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are doing right. but we need to be aware. and sometimes you can't always be politically correct. if you're trying to save america. >> you can't stereotype people. that's completely wrong. >> it's kind of hypocritical. especially if he portrays himself as a libertyarian. >> it's not with why i live -- not why i live here. not why my children lives here. >> the center welcomes them. then presidential candidate herman cane. cane came to visit and apologized after coming to the adams center. live in sterling, surae chin, wusa 9. >> in this area, the fbi and other law enforcement say muslim informants and tips from muslims play a large role in the fight against terrorism. on the presidential campaign trail, ted cruz says donald trump has reached a new low. he threatened to, quote,
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the beans on his wife, heidi cruz. trump was responding to a political action photo that showed his wife before they were married. >> you probably know by now that most of the things that donald trump says have no basis in reality. so we are not worried in the least. we're focusing on our campaign. and we are going to continue to do that. >> reporter: donald trump won last night's arizona primary. but came in third place to ted cruz in utah. today, cruz picked up the endorsement of former candidate jeb bush. he also called john kasich a spoiler. and suggested he find a place in the future. after rejecting it twice. the district's public service commission has a -- approved petco's merger with exelon. but it comes with strings attached. the commissioner wants more than $70 million to use for company discounts and energy
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exelon and pepco say they're reviewing the proposal. coming up, police identify a man who tried to abduct a child on the national mall. >> but first, police investigate a brutal and chilling murder in prince george's county. we have warm weather. we have lots of wind. that gives us pollen. in fact, the tree pollen was high today. main culprits are pine, and maple and oak. but grass is low. we'll come back and talk about even stronger
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police in prince ge
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bizarre and disturbing murder investigators have cleared the scene where a man was found shot and burned to death, under a shrub on the front lawn of a townhome in the 5,000 block of mill hot mar drive in district heights. the scene has all the hallmarks of a chilling ambush. at least two were hit by a hail of gunfire. >> i parked my car over there last night. late. and i just walked on into my house. i felt comfortable. now, maybe not so comfortable waw walking at night. >> yeah. we wouldn't expect nothing like this. like it's a school right at the end of the block. >> well, police have not released the identity of the victim or made any comments on the circumstances of this case. >> reporter: u.s. park police have identified one of two men now wanted for an attempted child abduction, outside the national air and space museum, down on the mall. >> he is 60-year-old bernard dry. police tell us dry frequently traveled travel from the u.s. to israel and may stay in the new york city area. police say a ou
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3rd, when a man grabbed a chaperone. they yelled, scaring the man off. the child was not hurt. a man shot and killed by a fredericksburg police officer. they've also released the officer's name. they say officer krist fer bosmer, pulled over travis blair for a traffic stop yesterday afternoon. but blair hit the gas and dragged the officer from 600 feet until the car crashed into a ditch. investigators say the two men got into an altercation. and the officer shot blair in the leg. blair eventually died later in the hospital. investigators say blare had an outstanding warrant for heroin possession in spotsylvania. fredericksburg police have asked state police to conduct the shooting investigation. coming up, cherry blossom lovers will have to wait one day to see blossoms at their peak. battle makes its way to the supreme court. i'm weijia
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pennsylvania's pat toomey is the latest to say he will meet with
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supreme court nominee. but toomey says when he sits down with merric garland, he'll tell him the senate will not fill the vacancy until there is a new elected president. he said he will meet with garland out of respect for both garland and president obama. religious groups being challenging one of the mandates providing free birth control. >> they argue that obama care is clashing with their religious rights. weijia jiang reports. >> faith-based groups gather outside wednesday. protesting an obama care provision that mandates their students be provide birth control. >> this is about insisting the government not impose its pressure on us to violate our faith. >> leligious colleges are not required to pay for them. but they have to notify the government, which will provide it instead. plaintiffs in the case told the supremco
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makes them complicit. >> the government is requiring us to make changes in or religious healthcare plans to include services that really violate our deepest held religious beliefs. >> reporter: the supreme court appears to be deeply divided over the case. the conservative justices sounded supportive over the groups while liberals seemed likely to vote to keep the provision. >> reporter: chief justice john roberts agreed with the plaintiffs that the government's plan amounts to, quote, highjacking. college student capri said that includes her. >> i believe that as a woman and as a student, i deserve the right to birth control. so that i can focus on my education. >> reporter: the case is likely to result in a 4-4 tie, following the death of justice antonin scalia. weijia jiang, cbs news, the supreme court. >> now,
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appeals court sided with the obama administration. one has ruled for the religious groups. it would mean different rules apply in different parts of the country. the chicago police officer charged in the shooting of a teenager is concerned for his safety. officer jason van dyke said his client received death threats so he's asking the judge for permission not to attend the may 5th hearing. that's the deadline to assign a special prosecutor. flint county customers were needlessly and tragically exposed to toxic levels of lead. the task force, appointed by michigan governor rick shnied nidor, places much of the game on the administration. it identifies failings by every state and local agency involved. the task force offers recommendationsations to prevent this from happening again. scores of children got sick, after e
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flint's water supply to the flint river in 2014, to save money. looks like we're in store for a longer peak period than normal for the cherry bloss that's because the trees are still in various development. they now expect 70% of the trees to be in full bloom, thursday through the weekend. they were supposed to bloom today. but they're not ripe yet. it's very important to cherry blossom because it was kind of like a gift to washington. >> sure was. that's a smart little girl there. the cherry blossoms were a gift from japan and were planted in 1912 by then first lady helen taft and a wife -- the wife of the japanese ambassador. the cherry blossom fest ral -- festival runs until april 17th. >> beautiful time in the city. >> are you going to try? >> i'm going to try.
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>> best way, walk, bike. that's the only way to do it. bad news. we've got winds coming in tomorrow. first things first. 3-degree guarantee. a little concerned about this. i thought 71 would do it. it was 73 for across most of the area. how did we do? well, we'll talk about that tonight at 11:00. and you can track us by downloading our free app. live look outside. it is our michael and son weather cam. relative humidity, only 30%. still comfortable air mass. winds out of the south at 13. that's driving up the warmer air. we'll continue to do so, too. right through thursday night. mild and warmer thursday. showers now mainlied from morning. we kind of pushed them back a little bit. easter sunday still looks great. now, that said, if you are planning to do a sunrise service, okay, please be advised it's going to be in the 30s. and probably low 40s at 7:01 in the morning on sunday. but then 7:00 to 10:00, we're at 38 to
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and again, a sweater for the kids in the morning is a good idea. eventually, high of 67 to 72. that's a pretty darn nice day for easter. easter can be all kinds of things. we talked about this last night. how do you determine easter? it's the first sunday, after the first full moon, after the vernal equinox. that's why it can vary so much. 10:00 tonight. upper 50s, low 60s. that's pretty good. by 6:00 a.m., 50 in gaithersburg. 54 downtown. and still 52 in dum frees and daly city. and by 1:00, temperatures around 70 just is about everywhere. day planner. 50s to start. won't stay there long. 54 by 11:00. 70 by 1:00 p.m. here are the showers on good friday. mainly in the morning. and then becoming partly cloudy. notice, we've kept it warm. 74. cooler air rolls in friday, low 60s. that's still a little above average. next seven days. near 70 on sunday. easter sunday, showers now on monday. very nice, tuesday
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wednesday. with sunshine, temperatures back into the low 60s. >> kristen berset. she's in my hometown. i'm going to send my brothers and sisters to see her. >> they're in louisville. is that the yum center behind you? is that what that is called? the kfc yum center? >> reporter: yeah it is, guys. bruce, i need places of ideas to go eat. tell him to give me a call. we are here at the louisville home south region maryville taking on kansas city tomorrow night. coming up, hear how the journey has been for the terps so it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. theysh craed our economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us.
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challenges oamur filies face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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welcome back. we are live in louisville, kentucky. right behind me at the yum center, maryland faces off against top-seeded kansas, tomorrow night in the sweet 16. it's our first sweet 16 birth in 13 years. and this team is a lot more excited than nervous. at least that's what they're telling me however, they find themselves in a rather unfamiliar place. they are the underdogs. that hasn't been the case very often this season at all. however, talking to the team today in the locker room, you get the sense, they kind of have a chip on their shoulder because they haven't lived up to the hype of the preseason expectation. >> yeah. i mean, we don't look at it as we're underdogs. i think we want to get to -- we need to take the approach. it's just like any other game. and i think as long as we're locked in. >> i'm very happy. i mean, a lot of people didn't think we were going to make it
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and we're not finished yet. >> we prayed pretty loose all year and played well. i just want to enjoy the ntmome. what a great stage, playing number 1 seed. >> well, they were really enjoying the moment this afternoon, at their shooter round. a lot of half court shots. this is kind of a tradition of theirs. they were heaving them up. seeing who can make it. coach turgeon actually made one on an about shot. but i got hit by the ball. so i didn't get a shot of that to show you guys. this is one of the biggest games the terps have had to prepare for. a spot in the elite 8 at stake. with one of the most talented they're going to have in a while. this is -- jayhawks are the tournament top seed, of course. and they happen to be coach turgeon's alma mater. they are very familiar with one another. and self knows to never count out a turgeon-led team. >> when you're ranked in the top 5, you know, for a good portion of the
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that means you have shown everybody that you can play to a number 1 seed level. and i think we're catching a team that even though they're seated fifth, our guys understand, they can play to a 1 seed. >> reporter: kansas, maryland, 9:40, sweet 16. here on wusa 9. it's beautiful here in louisville. hopefully terps come out with a victory. for now, back to you guys in the studio. >> you're in my hometown now. before i can tell you where to request g eat, tell me if you're on your money or the company's dime. makes a difference. [ laughter ] showers good friday morning. >> that's it for us. see you back here at 7:00.
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>> pelley: more american victims have been discovered as a massive manhunt expands across europe in search of at least one belgian bomber. also tonight, brussels remembers the victims. here at home, sniffing out terrorist explosives, building a better dog. >> this is the digital dog. >> pelley: and springtime in denver, a mile high and a foot deep. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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