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at the brussels airport. justin shulz and wife stephanie were seeing her mother off when the bombs exploded. the thoughts. prayers, strength and resolve of the nation are with their families. we have some of those involved in last tuesday's attacks at large and threats of more attacks. brussels remains a city very much on edge. here is deborah patta. >> reporter: raids. police sirens and a city that has become accustomed to living with uncertainty and fear. as authorities uncover more and more terror cells across the country. residents are realizing the next threat could be right next door. here in a quiet road in the diverse neighborhood of scarbecht, an apartment was turned into a home made bomb factory. raided after tuesday's bomb blast. a resident in the area filmed the nerve-racking moment when
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later he recorded a still unnamed neighbor being led away in handcuffs. inside the apartment, a deadly haul of leftover bombs, highly volatile chemicals used to make the explosives and ape suitcase full of bolts and nails to make the bombs more lethal. this father lives across the road and was out walking with his two children today. he agreed to talk to us on condition we did not show his face. he cannot believe that the quiet young man he saw across the road were cooking up one of the most dangerous explosives in the world. this explosive was so dangerous known as "the mother of satan." how do you feel living so close to something look that? >> translator: that would have been a catastrophe he told us. that would have blown up all of brussels not just scarbecht.
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maybe they didn't do their job properly he said. they neglected things. they were too lenient. we spoke to many residents too afraid to go on camera, jeff. there is a profound sense of shock and disbelief the men behind the brussels attacks carried out their dangerous work in a family nabbed undetected by police. >> deborah, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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syrian government troops have forced isis fighters out of the historic city of palymera. but it comes far too late for the ruins and priceless antiques isis destroyed there. a story elizabeth palmer has been following. she has the the latest now. >> for three weeks, the syrian army has been advancing on palmyra in an offensive to drive isis out. today the army declared victory. soldiers found the residential areas of the town littered with isis signs and banners. but all eyes were on the city's world famous ancient ruins. mamoun abdel
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syria's head of antiquities was glued to the tv in damascus watching for news. some of the destruction he already knows about. last summer, isis posted videos of their fighters hacking at 2,000-year-old treasures. hundreds more were saved in the nick of time, dr. kareem told me by brave archaeologist whose drove them to safety as isis moved in. >> you look at palmyra for us, the capital of the syrian civilization. how i can't imagine as director general of antiquities -- in syria without palmyra. it is our icon. >> reporter: once isis was in control of palmyar it set about staging acts of barberism, it knew would cause outrage. a mass execution in the roman amphitheater. videotape of fighters packing explosives into palmyra's unesco protected buildings. first to be blown up was the lion of alat.
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bell and bell shamin both reduced to rubble. for ten months, isis occupied palmyra. archaeologists feared before they left they would destroy the rest. but incredibly, barring hidden bombs and boobytraps. today it appears safe and intact. of course, it is going to take a few days jeff before the syrian army has a chance to examine the site and declare it secure before archaeologists can go in and do inventory. >> liz palmer, thank you. pope francis denounced what he called "blind terrorism" in his easter message today. he remembered terror victims not just in brussels but around the world. security was extra tight for tens of thousands who gathered in st. peter's square. in campaign 2016, bernie sanders won three times last night. he took all of yesterday's caucuses by a wide margin. in hawaii, alaska, and washington state.
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dent in hillary clinton's lead in the delegate count. she remains far ahead. terrorism a major topic on the campaign trail this week. but some proposals made on the stump, how to fight terror, aren't going over welling with police who would enforce them. here is craig boswell. >> we need to be going after where the threat comes from, the threat comes from radicalization. >> reporter: today, senator ted cruz doubled down on proposals to patrol muslim neighborhoods in the u.s. >> what that looks like is proactive law enforcement. what that looks like is addressing the problem and engaging the problem. >> reporter: in a scathing "new york daily news" op-ed sunday, police commissioner bill bratten said. deputy commissioner jon miller, reinforced his boss' message. >> i think when you have people campaigning through fear
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using that as leverage and then giving advice to the police to be the fear, that's not the direction american policing should be taking in a democracy. >> reporter: after initially siding with cruz, donald trump was pressed on whether he would take any further actions. >> let me just ask you here now, would you categorically rule out the idea of internment camps for american muslims. >> i would rule it out. we would have to be very vigilant. smart. >> reporter: both democratic presidential candidates dismissed trump and cruz outright as did governor john kasich who called muslim proposals knee jerk over the top reactions. >> i don't know how you do it. secondly, we can't be aggravating the people whose cooperation we need. >> the debate over national security is likely to continue through the next round of nominating contests. jeff, eight primaries next month beginning in wiscons a
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>> craig, thank you. hardly spring break weather in parts of florida this weekend. this is hail. in the town near pensacola. weather stretches south to orlando. more from wcs meteorologist, elise finch. >> cold front across a good portion of the eastern third of the country. in addition to the hail that was spotted in florida, small hail gusty wind and heavy rain still a possibility there. we already have some flood alerts into louisiana. now the storm prediction center is expecting thunderstorms from -- really, from michigan to florida tonight. with marginal and slight risk of severe thunderstorms, really in parts of indiana, kentucky, into ohio. sort of the bull's eye if you will. as we turn on the futurecast, notice a lot of activity in advance of and along the cold front pushing its way east. by the time this moves through the northeast however, it is a significantly weakened system. in the new york area, expecting half an inch of rain. at t
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see light snow showers. notice we are going to have quite a cold start to the beginning of april. jeff. >> elise, thank you. tonight on the "cbs evening news," an alarming new trend in crime.
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in tampa, a stunning theft. multiple offenders and multiple cars and all caught on surveillance video. here's jerika duncan. >> reporter: two of the suspects enter the tampa dealership through a smashed window and seemed to know exactly where to look for the box of keys. minutes later, a group of what appears to be eight other young men waiting in the lot began unlocking vehicle doors. tampa police say the thieves got away with eight vehicles, just after 7:00 friday morning. danny jalini owns the dealership. >> when you realize eight cars have been stolen and 12 dama
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that are going to need body work and repairs that kind of, you know, puts you in a different perspective. and makes you realize that, anything is possible. >> reporter: it is similar to what happened earlier this month when ten criminals used a truck to rip off the doors of this houston gun store. they busted through several glass cases. in just two minutes they stole 85 weapons. the national retail federation polled retailers around the country to gauge the impact of what is called multiple offender crimes. recent study found that eight out of ten retailers report being a victim of the type of crime. suspects in only half of the cases were ever arrested. jalini says police told him today they arrested one suspect and have three of his cars including one of his most expensive vehicles worth $27,000. hindsight is always 20-20. we have learned a lesson. kein lesson is don't leave the
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suspects are part of a gang based out of orlando. the dealership owner says criminals walked away with all the keys even off to the cars they did not take. which means jeff he has to replace those as well. >> thank you very much. up next here -- wellness 101. teaching healthy habits on campus.
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for too many college students campus life means little exercise, not enough sleep and junk food and alcohol. university of vermont program is
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trying to change that class by class. here is demarco morgan. >> reporter: these students are not napping they're learning about the power of meditation at the university of vermont healthy brains healthy bodies class. taught by dr. jim hutchack. >> the habits young people set while in college are the habits they will take them with them the rest of their lives. >> reporter: 120 freshmen are in uvm's wellness environment, a new program that makes fitness fun and offers students a substance free dorm. uvm is considered one of the country's top party schools. and this is the latest weapon in its fight against drugs and alcohol abuse on campus. >> the brain of a college person -- let's do this. let's try this. this epoch of brain development its a high risk period. >> she transferred to the progrm to focus on health and grades after a semester at saint lawrence university. >> i was woken up to people in the middle of the night. people pounding on my door. k
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i had exams friday. >> each year, 1,800 college students die from alcohol related injuries. more than 690,000 students are assaulted by a student drinking. more than 97,000 are victims of alcohol related sexual assault. the strict rules in the wellness environment are enforced. two students kicked out of the program for using drugs or alcohol in the dorm. the doctor hopes he can put his students on a healthier course. >> if i could set a standard while they're in college, you might be able to have those same kids as they became adults inspire their communities in similar ways and raise their children in similar ways. >> the wellness environment is so popular, uvm plans to accept more than 500 freshmen off to the program this fall. several other colleges including tulane and virginia commonwealth university are work to create the same experience on their own
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york. coming up here tonight -- over the net.
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volleyball is a serious sport on the beaches of southern california. being top takes a lot of practice. carter evans serves up the story of one player who had more time to practice than just about anyone. 81-year-old lois austin perfecting her volleyball skills on the sand for six decades. a lot of people your age would look at the ball coming at them and get out of the way. >> not when you have looked at it as many years as i have. >> reporter: twice a week, every week, you will find lois holding court with other seniors. laurie williams the youngest at 59. >> better watch out on the other side from her. she will hit it as hard as she can. every time she can. always going for the big kill. >> reporter: lois has always been active from high school in
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the 50s. to these days, just about any sport on or off shore. >> what do you think when you see i'm going to say a normal 80-year-old? >> i think they think old. they give up. some people just look to sit. and once you sit, and you are old, you're done. >> i could never beat her when i was young. >> ron has known lois nearly 30 years. >> reporter: can you beat her now? >> oh, yeah. yeah. i caught up to her. >> reporter: at 77, he is the group's second oldest player. >> reporter: when some of the players make dives, they're a little slow to get up. >> if i have to go stretch out and dig the ball out way over here. i am not getting up. everybody is yelling, get up, rod, get up. i am like no. >> reporter: the game maze be friend leap but they also get pretty intense. >> i dislocated this finger. i was playing the next day.
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just taped it up. >> she is an inspiration. >> reporter: why? >> well, i don't know very many people in their 80s that move like she does. that are as enthusiastic. >> how does that make you feel? >> makes me feel really good. i hope that by saying what i can do they keep going as they get older. like i have. >> reporter: for lois and teammates. age is truly just a state of mind. hop how long do you think you will keep this up? >> i am not retiring until she retires. >> reporter: don't count on that happening anytime soon. carter evans, cbs news, corona del mar california. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for others the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
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welcome to the overnight news. i'm jeff glor. taliban is claiming responsibility for easter sunday suicide bombing in pakistan that left more than 65 people dead and 300 others hurt. many of them women and children. it happened at a crowded park in the city of lahore near the border with india. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: a blast caused by an apparent suicide bomber ripped through this popular city park where christian families gathered to celebrate easter sunday. the explosion happened near the ride. most of the dead were women and children. families searched for their loved ones amid the chaos. this witness says c
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moved three body to a police car. at the time of the blast, he says children were on rides at the fairground. dozens of body draped in sheets were carried into waiting ambulances at the scene. local hospitals flooded with hundreds of casualties declared a state of emergency. the wounded were treated wherever there was space. the explosion happened as police clashed with demonstrators throughout pakistan who were protesting what they believe was a political execution. the faction of the taliban group claiming responsibility for sunday's attack in lahore said it deliberately targeted the christian community and warned more attacks would follow. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. violence on the streets of brussels reeling from last week's deadly terror attacks. a rally turned rowdy and police moved in. allen pizzey has more. >> the slogans
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isis, belgium authorities said showing up en masse to shout them at a place until today an unofficial but peace fful mem morale was disrespectful. demonstrators, styled themselves soccer club hooligans who normally fight each other. >> we came together to make a statement against terrorism. we are belgians. stand up against terrorism. yes! >> reporter: their reputation for violence turned the anti-terrorism demonstration into what looked like a post soccer match riot. >> there had been plans for what was billed as a march against fear to be held here. organizers called it off to not add burden of providing security to the gathering. for police overstretched hunting for terrorists. [ sirens blaring ] water cannons cleared the area. at least ten people were
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in the last several days four suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges in connection with attacks in brussels and paris. local media claimed one of them is the mysterious man in the black hat, caught on cctv cameras at the airport. a belgian prosecutor named him as fisal c. his address 50 yards from the bakery. the owner said she had never seen fisal c. in the shop. the man identified as one of the suicide bombers was a regular customer. when i saw his photo, i was shocked, chantal said, i had tears in my eyes. so far the police have not talked to her. there has been growing criticism of both the belgian police and the lack of cooperation across europe in the fight against terrorism. jeff, the news that the warrant for the arrest of the alleged forger in italy was issued three months ago will some way towards alleviating that. major development in syria. forces loyal to bashar al assad
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elizabeth palmer has more on this. >> for three weeks, the syrian army has been advancing on palymera to drive isis out. today the army declared victory. soldiers found the residential areas of the town littered with isis signs and banners. but all eyes were on the city's world famous ancient ruins. syria's head of antiquities was glued to the tv in damascus watching for news. some of the destruction he already knows about. last summer, isis posted videos of their fighters hacking at 2,000-year-old treasures. hundreds more were saved in the nick of time, dr. kareem told me by brave archaeologist whose drove them to safety as isis moved in. >> you look at palmyra for us, the capital of the syrian civili
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how i can't imagine as director general of antiquities -- in syria without palmyra. it is our icon. >> reporter: once isis was in control of palmyra it set about staging acts of barberism it knew would cause outrage -- a mass execution in the roman amphitheater. videotape of fighters packing explosives into palmyra's unesco protected buildings. first to be blown up was the lion of alat. then the monumental temples of bell and bell shamin both reduced to rubble. for ten months, isis occupied palmyra. archaeologists feared before they left they would destroy the rest. but incredibly, barring hidden bombs and boobytraps. today it appears safe and intact. of course, it is going tke
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few days to to examine the site and declare it secure before archaeologists can go in and do inventory. the pentagon says u.s. special forces tracked down and killed the minister of finance for isis. now we have taken out the leader of who oversees all the funding for isil's operations hurting their ability to pay fighters and hire recruits. >> the previous finance minister was killed in a raid last year. earlier this month. a u.s. air strike killed a man, omar de chechen.
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eliminating isil's cabinet. >> carter and dunford said momentum in the campaign against isis in iraq and syria is now on their side. but they warned while striking leadership is necessary. leaders can be replaced. >> i think there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the next several months. by no means would i say we will break the back of isil. or that the fight is over. >> reporter: dunford said -- more u.s. troops will be needed. >> we'll be discussing with the president to further enable our support for the iraqi security forces. >> commanders asked for several hundred trainers to accelerate the build-up of forces and a dozen or more gun ships to fly missions in support of iraqi troops attempting to retake the key city of mosul. >> secretary and i believe there will be an increase to u.s. forces in iraq in the coming weeks.
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the investigation into the terror attacks in belgium turned up evidence that two suicide bombers may have been plotting to attack a nuclear power plant. here in the u.s., there are 61 commercial nuclear plants. questions of security are ever present. jerika duncan outside oyster creek nuclear facility in new jersey. >> there are no requirements when it comes to international standard at nuclear power plant security. here in the united states, armed guard are a must. but it is not the case in other countries. it was only a couple months ago that belgium implemented the extra layer of protection. months before the deadly
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brussels attacks, it is believed that two of the suspected terrorists were targeting this nuclear power plant in belgium. the el-bakraoui brothers taped a nuclear researcher. >> if terrorists were able to attack a nuclear facility there could be loss of life. >> the doctor with the nuclear threat initiative. >> no question the news from belgium will lead to countries as well as -- facility operators re-examining their plans. >> there are more than 400 nuclear power plants in the world. with no uniform security measure to keep them safe. in january, the nuclear threat initiative, ranked the security conditions and 45 countries. finland topped the list with the favorable conditions, united states, hungary and switzerland, fifth. belgium, 19th. iran, north korea last.
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>> increasingly worried about cyberthreats. >> many nuclear facilities jultd side the u.s. don't have laws in place to protect against cyberattacks. a potential danger for plants that rely on digital security. the security systems control the plant's valves, pipes, temperature readings among other things. at the nuclear summit. 2010, president obama called for a common security approach. >> the most effective way to prevent terrorists and criminals from acquiring nuclear materials is through nuclear security. >> this year's biannual meeting takes place next week. >> critical thing this summit is to develop mechanism of the progress that occurred. the job is not done around the world. it never will be done. >> the two day summit is expected to attract leaders. >> the current danger of a terrorist strike here in the u.s.? john dickerson of face the nation spoke to nypd chief of intelligence, jon miller and john kerry. >> everybody is concerned
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foreign fighters have been returning from syria. or from other locations and implanting themselves in the communities. and this is the threat that we have all been aware of. we have been -- looking for additional screening. we have been engauged, actually with the belgian authorities for some period of time now. trying to fill gaps that they're aware exist. and -- i think everybody is now geared up to recognize that the fight is not in iraq and syria, but wherever the fighters come from. >> belgian officials admit there are lots of gaps in this case. after at takes in paris. what is a sense of urgency? >> great urgency. sense of urgency. >> there is a sense, but can they capture that. 28 countries. >> they have to. really have to. i met with the president of the european commission yesterday, the prime minister of belgium made it clear. they know they need to move on
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it is essential to the long term fight. what is important for people to understand is that we are making real progress. in iraq and syria. in 2014 when they began to sweep across iraq. that's when president obama ordered the initial bombing that stopped them. and since then, we have recouped about 40% of the territory in syria, which they had captured. and we are taking out about one liter every throw days of -- of isil that doesn't mean they're not a threat. they are. a threat in some of the areas where they try to prove their viability. >> you suggested the latest attacks, there are attempt to create a caliphate are falling, collapsing. >> it is not only that. part of their plan. they put people in other places.
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those attacks will take place whether or not they're collapsing or hurting but i think there are a number of people who believe that there need to reinforce their narrative. that even though they're under pressure, there is still this viable force. is the only way for them to recruit. the only way for them to try to -- provide added morale to people that we know are very much having -- morale problems. in syria and iraq. >> want to ask you about russia where you were. let's not leave europe. you suggest americans traveling to europe should continue with their plans and exercise vigilance. >> what does that mean if i am scheduling a vacation, how do i know to exercise vigilance? >> a matter of common sense. there are guidelines. the state department's ready to help anybody to understand exactly what that means. it means -- avoid a crowded place where you have no control over who may be there.
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who is a round you. see a guy walking into an airport with a black glove on one hand and nothing the other, and two the same way. pushing a big suitcase. maybe that tells you something. are are things you can be alert to? >> doesn't sound like much of a vacation? >> look, we live in a world today where unfortunately, we have to be vigilant. i mean, look at what happened in san bernardino. there are realities that, there are danger us around. i don't want to scare anybody. i don't think you have to be. the odds of being hit by a terrorist are far less than the odds of an injury in the course of daily life. whether it is an accident, in an automobile. home or elsewhere. so people do not have to live in fear. >> when there is an attack like this, what's the immediate response of the nypd. >> the immediate response is to very quickly leverage our foreign posts. we have a dozen detectives posted overseas. get to the people, either, where the attack is or in the region. they contact their partners.
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what we want few know -- what did the bad guys do. their plan. what did they execute. what was the target set? then start to apply protection against the light target sets or other vulnerable locations in new york. the idea is, john in the first hours of these things you never know whether this is a europe based attack or the mumbai attacks in india, or paris attacks. whether this is part of a global set of actions or whether isolated there so. we go into immediate response, leveraging the 1,500 people in counterterrorism. any aspects of the not a connection, something might be on going in new york. then there is a period where you are learning. getting a sense of what new techniques and tactics are. of the terrorists? >> well, a three part process. first immediate response. happens automatically. muscle memory at this point.
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we launched this one at 4:00. by rush hour. entire city. the second piece looking for the new york connection. is there a new york person involved. a person involved in europe. has a new york connection and drill done to make sure we don't have a thread that need to beep chased here. >> one thing i keep reading abut. how adaptable isis is? is that something you noticed in the investigations they have done. have they changed their techniques once law enforcement catches up to them. >> isis is a growing organization. and a learning organization. and to counter them to have to at least be a learning organization. what we have seen over the arc of time, john, is -- isil operated, it would inspire attacks through the use of media. we saw a second stage where they
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not just putting out films to inspire attackers. but actually making direct contact with individuals here on u.s. soil over social media. telling them what to attack. and when, and giving them advice. that's inspired. then enabled. you see inspired in san bernardino. you saw enabled in the case here. through good intelligence. with arrests. but what you are seeing in brussels and paris. the thing we have to be watchful. the third stage. directed. teams under the command and control of isil from syria to western europe. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ (ugh.) ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens.
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national medal of honor day, an award at arlington national cemetery to a young man you first met on cbs news. here is steve hartman on the road. >> reporter: the medal of honor presented by the president is reserved for the country's bravest military heroes. every year, past medal honors to recognize civilians above and beyond the duty. today in arlington, virginia, for the first time one of citizen honor award went few day kid. a 10-year-old boy, miles eckert. ladies and gentlemen, please congratulate, miles
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years ago it all started at this >> as we first reported a couple years ago it all started at this cracker barrel in toledo, ohio. miles in the green hoody was very excited. he had just found $20 in the parking lot. >> just started thinking what you can spend it on? >> i kind of wanted to get a video game. then i decided not to. >> he changed his mind when he saw the guy in uniform. >> because he was a soldier. and soldiers remind me of my dad. >> so, he wrapped the $20 in a note that read -- dear soldier. my dad was a soldier. he is in heaven now. i found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here. we like to pay it forward in my family. it is your lucky day. signed, miles eckert, a gold star kid. army sergeant andy eckert was killed in iraq, five weeks after miles was born. all the kid has ever had are pictures and dog tags. >> his wedding ring. >> other people's memories. his own imaginatio
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>> i imagine him as a really nice person. and somebody really fun. >> reporter: the dad he imagines must love a good story. after lunch. he asked his mom to make a stop. >> he wanted to go see his dad. he wanted to go by himself that day. >> she took this picture from the car. follow the footsteps and you will see smiles standing there behind the flag. resumably, telling his dad all about it. after that story first aired, miles helped raise nearly $2 million for gold star charities. >> he was chosen by our country's bravest men. andy may not have had the medal that they had. i guess i just see andy in everything we do. >> reporter: and miles does too. he wore the dog tags to the ceremony. a sweet touch i am sure andy will appreciate on their next visit together.
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ople take action against housing discrimination? my friends were told they might be more comfortable in another neighborhood. my co-worker was pressured by her landlord to pay her rent with sexual favors. my neighbor was told she needs to get rid of her dog, even though he's an assistance animal. they all reported these forms of housing discrimination. when you don't report them, landlords and owners are allowed to keep breaking the law. housing discrimination is illegal. if you think you've been a victim, report it. like we did. narrator: if you suspect that you've been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability, report it to hud or your local fair housing center. visit hud.gov/fairhousing or call the hud hotline at 1-800-669-9777. fair housing is your right. use it.
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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 28th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." we are tracking the latest on the brussels terror attack. this morning, we know now four americans were killed in the bombings, while the painstaking task of identifying the dead continues. terrorists take aim at an easter celebration in pakistan, setting their sights on christian kid. this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for killing 65 people, with many children among the dead. campaign controversy. ted cruz doubles down on his plan to take on terrorism, with opponents on both the l

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