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any means, but i'm for bernie. >> reporter: feminist icon gloria steinem didn't help when she tried explain sanders appeal to young women this way. >> when you're young, you're thinking, where are the boys, the boys are with bernie. >> reporter: steinem later apologized for what's been misinterpreted for implying that young women aren't serious in their politics. the challenge is for clinton to find ways to make young women feel inspired, not obligated, especially when sanders is also pushing for things like equal pay for women and paid family leave. >> pelley: nancy cordes. nancy, thanks. voters fighting a blizzard of insults will have some real snow to deal with. much of new england is getting socked by a storm blowing in from the atlantic. in connecticut a bus headed to a casino flipped on i-95. 30 people were hurt. some were taken to the hospital. in another important story
stalemate, syria's civil war may be reaching a turning point. the assad dictatorship, now backed by relentless russian air strikes, is close to surrounding the town of aleppo, the rebel stronghold. thousands have fled only to be caught in a no-man's-land on the turkish border. today the u.n. described the dictator's offensive on civilians as "extermination." holly williams has been reporting on the horror of this war, which is also captured in these pictures you're about to see. >> reporter: another child victim of a war that even adults struggle to understand. this little boy was trapped under a slab of concrete until volunteer rescue workers managed to free him. we can't independently verify these videos, but they appear to
of a brutal offensive by the syrian regime around the city of aleppo, backed by russian air strikes. with the help of its ally iran on the ground, the syrian regime has almost entirely surrounded aleppo and is now less than 20 miles from the turkish border. that's where tens of thousands of civilians have fled for their lives, though they still haven't been allowed to cross into safety. turkey has absorbed more than two millan syrian refugees and now says it has reached its limit, leaving these exhausted people stranded. mohamad eid hussein al ahmad is a spokesman for a syrian rebel group that's fighting the regime in aleppo and told us they have now lost their main supply route. how long can you hold out? how long is it until aleppo
"i can't say for sure how long it will be until aleppo falls to the regime or iran and russia," he told us. "we'll stand and fight whoever attack us." the syrian rebels, some of which are backed by the u.s., rose up against the regime nearly five years ago. if they're now defeated, scott, syria would be divided between isis on one hand and the regime, which has indiscriminately bombed its own people. >> pelley: holly williams covering the war for us tonight. holly, thank you. tonight the u.s. and pacific allies are considering how to respond to north korea's latest missile launch. the missile reached orbit but in theory could have easily reached the united states, as well. the u.n. has banned these tests and here's david martin. >> reporter: the north korean launch, which was watched by its brash young leader, succeeded in putting a satellite into space. but u.s. officials say it is
it is the second time north korea has tried but failed to put a satellite in stable orbit. the newest one is circling the earth at a height of about 300 miles in a roughly north-south orbit that took it over the super bowl about an hour after the game ended. shortly before the game, president obama told gayle king of "cbs this morning" the launch was one more reason to be worried about north korea. >> this is an authoritarian regime, it's provocative. it has repeatedly violated u.n. resolution, tested and produced nuclear weapons, and now they're trying to perfect their missile
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>> during two weeks, in september, we saw five cases of babies with microcephaly. >> reporter: her mother anback troubling news. >> she called me, vanessa, now i see seven babies with microcephaly in the same day. >> reporter: when you heard that, what did you think? >> it's a new disease, it's something very strange. it makes you think of agents that causes immune problems. >> reporter: you were like detectives? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: after yiewlg out the usual causes, they looked for other clues. 70% of the women reported a rash during pregnancy, a symptom that helped lead them to the main suspect, zika. rayane canpelo and elvis torres' baby, evellyn melissa, was born in october. this is her first child. "if any mother or father could choose," she said, "they would choose to have a normal baby, a healthy baby, but because you
love my daughter." >> we can't go back and change something here in brazil, but you can help the other places in the world. >> reporter: dr. van der linden helped sound the alarm, but, scott, so many questions remain, does zika help cause the microcephaly or is something else playing a role, and how do we protect ourselveses from the virus? finally, what will happen to these babies as they grow up? >> pelley: dr. jon lapook for us tonight. jon, thank you. every chipotle restaurant in the country closed for four hours today so that employees could get a briefing on food safety via the internet. chipotle has had a number of health scare,s, including an e. coli outbreak, but the c.d.c. gave it the all clear just last week. the national zoo is sharing some pictures of bai bai, the panda cup now five months old just learned how to climb a tree. then it got stuck.
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blizzard conditions are making travel very dangerous in most parts of the state today. coming up at six, the latest >> pelley: finally tonight, the super bowl's most powerful performance may have come during halftime. here's michelle miller. okay, ladies, now let's get in formation >> reporter: yes, there was singing, and dancing, too, but this was not a typical super
for starters, few had ever heard the song before. that's because beyoncee had just released it the day before, a departure from musicians singing their greatest hits in front of the biggest television audience of the year. beyoncee's back-up dancers were all african american, all female troupe, all dressed in tribute to the black panther, her lyrics an expression of empowerment for black women. i like my negro nostrils >> reporter: but it's the striking images from her music video that drive her point home. beyoncee is seen atop a sinking police car what n what looks like scenes from hurricane katrina. a young black boy confronted by police. "stop shooting us" in graffiti, all scene as support for the black lives matter movement. she had this reaction after the
>> it makes me proud. it's what i wanted. it's what i wanted to see. i want them to have love for themselves. >> reporter: it's being called a turning point for beyoncee, known more for making danceable pot hits, now joining the ranks of those who use music to demand social change. jamilah lemiemux is senior editor for "ebony" magazine. >> now she's moved the needle even further and made a very, very bold statement about black lives matter, and to do that on super bowl night, it's unprecedented in a lot of ways. i think we'll be talking about that song, that video and that performance long after we stop talking about who won yesterday's game. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, santa clara, california. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight.
around the world, good night. announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. steve: at least one person is dead following a morning house fire in saint charles. what may have sparked the fire and why it was so hard to put out. stacey: not much new snow but a lot of wind. and that's created blizzard-like conditions and white-out driving for many parts central iowa. des moines received a light dose of snow. but that, coupled with the wind made walking outside a frigid , experience. steve: but, to our north, the light snow and strong winds are creating blizzard conditions. there are numerous accidents and closed roads. here's kcci meteorologist kurtis gertz with a first look at your forecast. kurtis: the big problem today, those winds. some over 60 miles per hour to the north. it is still very windy out