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the mars reconnaissance orbiter is capturing dramatic new scenes from 200 miles above the red planet. you can see craters, icy polar dunes and even a possible landing site for a future mission. nasa's next project is called mars 2020. jan craford was allowed in the assembly room of the mars 2020 at the jet propulsion laboratory in pasadena, california. >> reporter: everyone that goes in this room has to be suited up because they can't risk any contamination to this spacecraft, is going to mars in four years with an unmanned rover that's going to explore the surface. and this is all part of nasa's plan to send humans to mars in the next 20 to 30 years.
you go into a room with a spacecraft headed for mars. wow. that is going to be on the surface of mars? that? >> absolutely. >> lift-off of the atlas 5 with curiosity. >> reporter: it's 200 million miles away, a speck in the sky. and in just four years, this spacecraft will blast off for an unmanned mission to the red planet. it's a crucial step toward nasa's goal of some day sending humans to mars. so everyone that works on this has to wear these suits. nasa agreed to let us go inside the clean room, where even engineers working on the spacecraft have to be covered head to toe. >> it needs to be clean in order to work properly and it's going to mars, we can't have earth stuff going there. we don't want to contaminate mars. >> reporter: for generations, mars has been a source of fascination. >> we can be on mars within 24
>> reporter: a favorite of hollywood. >> 4.5 billion years, nobody here, and now me. >> reporter: but here at the jet propulsion laboratory, it's no longer science fiction but cutting-edge science. this piece of metal will be a sophisticated landing system for mars 2020. what all gets put on this? >> the most important part that gets put on is the propulsion system, our rockets. >> reporter: the propulsion system? >> yeah, the rockets. >> reporter: yeah, that's pretty important. this animation shows how it will slow down the spacecraft. and gently drop an suv-sized rover onto the surface of the planet. >> we are decelerating. >> reporter: nasa used the same technique in 2012 to land the curiosity rover. >> we're at 150 meters per second. >> curiosity is the first rover to really confirm that mars was a habitable place. >> reporter: steven lee is the deputy project manager for
this is a replica here at the mars yard. >> curiosity really is the parent of mars 2020. >> reporter: so, this is like the mom and daddy. >> the mom and daddy, exactly. >> reporter: the next generation rover will be loaded with a lot more technology. like higher resolution cameras and an advanced robotic arm and drill. >> this is the rock room. >> reporter: which deputy manager says will help search for signs of martian life. >> we're actually going to drill cores and make small samples of martian rock that we'll leave on the surface. we hope future missions will get those samples, bring it back to earth so earth scientists can study those samples. >> reporter: we've never gotten anything off the surface of mars. >> we've never brought anything back from the surface of mars. >> reporter: and for the first time, nasa will test systems that future astronauts would use to survive their journey. in this room, what you're doing, could determine whether or not
near future. >> using this technology, that's absolutely true. and -- >> reporter: that's a lot of pressure. >> it is. we try not to think about it. >> reporter: engineer jim lewis and his team are working on how to turn the martian atmosphere into at months fewer, for astronauts to breathe and use as fuel >> inside this chamber is the pressure. >> reporter: this experiment is critical because astronauts couldn't bring enough oxygen from earth to last for what will be a three-year mission. >> if you want to go to mars as a human or if you want to launch a rocket from mars to bring a sample back, you need oxidizer to do that. if i could fly >> reporter: all making this upcoming mission a giant leap for human travel into deep space. and down below >> reporter: do you think that some day humans will be on mars? >> oh, without question. >> reporter: without question? >> absolutely. >> eventually we'll be able to overcome all the challenges that
>> reporter: that seems crazy. it seems like a movie. >> crazy but certainly a wonderful goal. >> reporter: a goal generations in the making. now closer than ever. do you ever think, like, that is 200 million miles away? >> it's sometimes just amazing to imagine that we've built such a large system, so much complexity that's so capable and we send it on a rocket. when you go out in the morning and you look and it's a point of light in the sky. >> reporter: now for all those kids out there who are going out at night and seeing that point of light in the sky, they could be the first humans to step foot on mars. and this spacecraft carrying that rover for all that important research will pave the
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some of the biggest acts in music will gather in los angeles tomorrow to honor four-time grammy winner lionel richie. he's being honored as a 2016 music cares person the year for his remarkable career. michelle miller got to spend some time with him. >> lionel richie's peers will honor him, chris stapleton, rihanna, and so many more. it's expected to raise millions for charity. it's a huge honor for richie, and i got to spend an afternoon
time-honored songs. i can tell you at 66 he's definitely still got it. morning's just a moment away and i without you once again >> i don't even dare jump in. >> reporter: he's responsible for some of the most iconic songs of the past five decades. you're once twice three times a lady >> sing it now! >> reporter: let's just say, it's hard not to sing along with lionel richie. yes you're once everybody! twice three times a lady >> the best thing that ever happens, the music stayed around. the music stuck. we're talking about the third generation of folks are now sitting in the audience. >> reporter: and you've been going now, okay, i don't want to date you here -- >> no, no, 230 years, i know.
>> reporter: born and raised in tuskegee, alabama, richie led the commadores to the top of the charts in the 1960s. she's a brick house >> reporter: he went solo in 1982 and became a superstar. say you say me >> reporter: dominating popular music with 13 consecutive top ten hits, including five number ones. oh what a feeling when we're dancing on the ceiling all night long all night >> reporter: richie had no formal music training. he says he just somehow knew how to write songs by ear. >> so, i don't know why i know how to play that. it's just that i can play that.
to you is harder than trying to -- than just playing, because there's no real -- >> reporter: you can't stop just there. come on -- >> but you got to know that -- sail on down the line about a half mile or so and don't really want to know where you're going where you're going maybe once or twice time after time we tried to hold on to what we got but now we're going and i don't mind about the things you're going to >> reporter: of his many hits, this may be richie's most famous line.
you're looking for >> reporter: of course, when adele released her new single, the similarity was hard not to hear. hello it's me waste any time spoofing the two hit songs. hello for >> reporter: let's talk about "hello." who owns it, you or adele? >> well, i was here first. no, no, listen. first of all, there's only so many ways you can say hello. you know, so -- so many people call me, rich, the girl stole your song. the girl stole your word. i said, no, i don't own hello. hello >> reporter: there are one-hit wonders. people who are hot and blazing and are gone in a minute. >> yeah. it's not an easy business. ego is the first part that kills
and then the second part of it is just the fact that -- the stress. it's the stress. because can you outdo your last show? i bet you can't do that again. >> reporter: so, how did you do it? >> i did it again, but it's -- >> reporter: but how did you deal with the stress? >> i kept going back to the alabama. we weren't keeping up with the joneses in alabama. we were just keeping up with the comodores. it was never that hanging at the club, here's the drug scene. my grandmother, she said, now, you have to promise me one thing. i don't want you drinking any of that dope. don't drink any of that dope. i just said, grand marks i promise you, i won't -- >> reporter: i won't drink it. >> -- i won't drink any dope. i promise you. >> reporter: instead, richie was focused on making music and giving back. >> as i started gaining a bit of success, then it was even more apparent that, you know, how do i give a voice to the voiceless? >> reporter: he did just that when he and michael jackson sat down to write "we are the world."
when we heed a certain call >> reporter: the remarkable collaboration raised more than $60 million for humanitarian aid in africa. we are the world we are the children we are the ones that make a brighter day so let's start giving >> reporter: this year music cares is paying tribute to richie for both his musical contributions and decades of charitable work. >> i said, i'll receive this good-bye because, as far as i'm concerned, i'm just getting started now. all night long all night >> reporter: all night long. richie puts on a great show and hollywood in vegas begins in april.
yes you're once the hunt continues in the florida everglades for those giant burmese pythons. it's a month-long harvest aimed at bringing down the population. mark strassmann is there. >> reporter: in the florida everglades, this is basking season for burmese pythons, when the cold-blooded snakes seek out the warmth of the sun. >> there's a lot of native plants we should be aware of. >> reporter: tom rahill's team is hunting for snakes. burmese pythons are an invasive species and an evasive one. tom, one of rahhill's team. it's a challenge, though, isn't it? >> it is a challenge. >> reporter: burmese pythons average about eight feet and camouflage themselves in more than 1 million acres of swamp
rahill is known as the snake whisperer. >> i've got over 300 captured personally. >> reporter: he tracked down his first burmese in 2008 and was hooked. >> you go into an alpha predator mind set. if you don't have an alpha predator mind set, you could get hurt, conceivably. >> reporter: first, they bite. >> hundreds of sharp, razor-sharp teeth, you just have to breathe deep and just let it release on its own. if you pull away from a python when it bites you, your arm is going to be shredded. >> reporter: and big burmese can also coil and crush you. >> i had ahold of a 17-foot python a number of years back. totally ecstatic. whoa! this is great. i had a hold of it like i was a feather on a freight train. >> reporter: a big burmese can swallow a deer. in this photo, the alligator inside the python's stomach was so big, the snam actually exploded. like the population of the snakes in the everglades.
>> there could be tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of snakes, we just don't know. >> reporter: somers worked for the florida conservation company. some pet owners release the burmese into the wild when their snakes grew too big. >> they don't have any natural predators in the state of florida. they're not supposed to be here. >> reporter: for help removing them, florida's fish and wildlife officials started the python challenge. top prize, $5,000. rahill is competing with his team of volunteers called the swamp apes. these hunters grab a burmese by the neck, behind the jaw, and let it wear itself out, and then drop it into this bag. they can deliver it dead or alive to wildlife officials. mark strassmann in the florida everglades. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and
first woman president? somebody with my background. somebody with my views. somebody who has spent his entire life taking on the big money, i think a sanders would be an accomplishment. >> you know, i have said many times, you know, i am not asking people to support me because i'm a woman. i'm asking people to support me because i think i'm the most qualified, experienced and ready person to be the president and commander in chief. and i appreciate greatly senator sanders voting record and i was very proud to get the endorsement of the planned parenthood action fund because i've been a leader on these issues. i have gone time and time again to take on the vested interest who would keep women's health care decisions, the province of
women -- >> sanders faces an uphill battle in south carolina. african-american. a group that's long supported clinton and her husband. here's nancy cordes. there. >> reporter: nearly 20 members of the congressional black caucus vowed to endorse hillary clinton. >> hillary has been there to deal with the gun violence and the african-american community across the country. >> reporter: she has prayed with black pastors, met with black lives matter protesters and this ad in the south. >> you have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systematic racism. >> reporter: her campaign says sanders is a johnny come lately. georgia congressman john lewis scoffed at that today.
i never met him. i would student -- but i met hillary clinton, i met president clinton. >> reporter: sanders speaks frequently about incarceration rates and poverty. >> 51% of young african-american kids in this country are unemployed or underemployed. that is a national tragedy. that has got to change. >> reporter: the influential writer ta-nehisi coates and harry bellefonte endorsed him today. >> i think he represents opportunity. i think he represents a moral imperative. >> reporter: when clinton and sanders face off here in milwaukee tonight, she'll argue that she will actually do more to carry on the legacy of the nation's first black president while he'll argue, scott, that he'll actually do more to help minorities with his proposals for things like free public
the republican primary in south carolina is just nine days away and the attacks are getting louder and cruder. here's major garrett. >> we win here, we're going to run the table. >> reporter: donald trump in south carolina, by turns optimistic and vulgar. >> what the hell is this guy talking about? i don't know what the hell i was doing. >> senator marco rubio. >> reporter: marco rubio campaigning in the state with more conservative cultural instincts criticized trump's language on an assault on decency. >> you have a presidential candidate saying profanity from a stage. profanity from a stage. i mean, all these things undermine what we teach our children. >> reporter: jeb bush also piled on. >> he says, we're going to bomb the blank, blank, blank out of isis, using a vulgarity. that's not leadership. >> reporter: in 2012 about two-thirds of american primary voters in south carolina
evangelical or born-again christians. presenting a challenge for trump, despite his large lead in the polls. voters we spoke to here were divide the. >> just the way he carries himself and when he claims to be a christian and you only quote one verse out of the bible, i mean, come on. >> i think that's what a lot of people like about him, he says what he means and means what he says. i love it. >> reporter: trump today pulled an ad criticizing ted cruz and said he would only run positive ads from now on. john kasich's been doing that for weeks and describes the bush campaign of enjoying all the texas chain saw massacre. >> cbs will host the next republican presidential date and john dickerson is the moderator.
causing birth defects keeps spreading. 79 cases now in the u.s. it's active in 26 countries and terts in the americas. brazil is the hardest hit. with the olympics there this summer, hard choices have to be made. here's dr. jon lapook. >> morgan in the box and they're on the board! >> reporter: the u.s. women's soccer team started on the road to rio last night with a win in their first olympic qualifying game. the team's goalkeeper, hope solo, is raising concern about the risk of zika during the games. >> i want to go. fortunately, the olympics aren't today. so, we have six months. we have a little bit of time to figure things out. >> reporter: u.s. olympic committee kei scott blackmun tried to explain things in a memo. he says the u.s. is working with
but no matter the preparation, he wrote, there will alwaysing risks with olympic competition. officials with the rio games told cbs news all rooms in the olympic village will be air conditioned and venues inspected daily to remove standing water where mosquitos might breed. the main worry is the suspected link between the virus and microcephaly, an unusually small head at birth. that link has been strengthened within the past day by reports both in brazil and the united states. the virus has now been found in the mraplacenta of mothers who miscarried. i spoke with an official from the rio organizing committee today and asked, are there any thoughts of canceling or postponing the olympics, or is it full steam ahead?
he said this weekend in oregon today, a six-week standoff between the fbi and armed anti-government protesters ended peacefully. the final four holdouts surrendered. one refused to go quietly, though, ranting, liberty or death. tonight we've learned the isis terrorist group in syria and iraq has chemical weapons in its arsenal. in a rare interview for "60 minutes" we spoke to the director of the cia, john brennan. >> we have a number of incidents where isil has used chemical munitions on the battlefield. >> artillery shells. >> yeah, sure.
>> there are reports that isis has access to chemical precursors munitions that they can use. >> the cia believes that isis has the ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas. and the capability of exporting those chemicals to the west? >> i think there's always the potential for that. this is why it's so important to cut off the various transportation routes and smuggling routes they have used. >> are there american assets on the ground right now hunting this down? >> the u.s. intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the effort to destroy isil and to get as much insight into what they have on the ground inside of syria and iraq. >> we'll have our full interview with cia director brennan, including the threat that he says keeps him up at night. minutes". millions have pled syria, but there are tens of thousands who can't get out.
bombers and a closed turkish border. hollywood williams is following this. >> reporter: imagine the terror. never knowing where and when the warplanes will hit next. we can't independently verify these videos, but they appear to show the aftermath of air strikes on the town of tel rifaat this week. in the syrian regime's new offensive, which is backed by russian air power, civilians are once again paying with their blood. crossing the border into turk y we met abdul kahrim bahloul, who runs a school in tel rifaat. the shelling and air strikes are random, he told us. homes are destroyed and
he told us he came to ask the turkish authorities to give refuge to children from the town. but after absorbing more than 2 million syrians, turkey is reluctant to let any more in. syrian regime forces have now nearly encircled the city of aleppo. the u.n. fears that 300,000 civilians could be cut off as they were in the town of madaya, during a siege by the regime. more than 40 starved to death. dalia al awqati that her charity, mercy corps, feeds and clothes half a million people in northern syria each month. >> it's not much. >> no, but it's essentially to keep a family alive. >> reporter: now they're racing to get food parcels to families in aleppo city, fearing more starvation in a country that's already exhausted by a senseless war. and if syria's war wasn't complicated enough, today some
they were attacked by kurdish fighters, who were also supported by the u.s. now, the kurdish fighters say it wasn't deliberate, but, scott, this shows just how difficult it is for the u.s. to unite different faxes on the ground in syria. >> holy williams, thanks. so, what can the u.s. do to stop the war? for that we turn to margaret brennan. margaret? >> reporter: well, today, the u.s. is trying to broker an immediate cease-fire. secretary kerry pushed russia and iran to stop attack in aleppo and let in aid to bee sieged areas. vladimir putin's military has cut off supply lines to the u.s.-backed rebels, and u.s. officials warn that that strengthens both isis and assad and it leaves the u.s. with little leverage in a war president obama has resisted getting involved in for five years now.
house, thank you. today cleveland mayor frank jackson apologized to the family of tamir rice after the city billed his estate $500 for ambulance services. the city also tore up the bill. in 2014 a cleveland cop shot rice who was 12. he was holding a gun that turned out to be a toy. he died the next day at the hospital. the officer was not charged. in a big development today, scientists have announced what may be mongsamong the greatest physics. they believe they found gravity waves predicted by einstein but two huge antennas, one in washington state, the other in louisiana, detected a gravity wave last september. this confirms einstein was right when he described the universe
three dimensions, plus time. what physicist call space time. the gravity wave was set off sending a ripple through the air. so tiny one scientists saying the ripple consisted the entire milky way galaxy about the width of a thumb, observing the fabric of the universe stretches and opens may open an entirely new understanding of nature. coming up next -- how explosions like this are improving airport security. and a scoop by a newspaper sets off an here in the city, parking is hard to find. seems like everyone drives. and those who do should switch to geico because you could save hundreds on car insurance. ah, perfect. valet parking. hello! here's the keys. and, uh, go easy on my ride, mate.
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more professional and effective force of airport screeners. kris van cleave is in glenco, georgia, tonight at the tsa's new training academy. >> reporter: seeing the power of even a small explosive made the threat real for nearly 200 soon-to-be airport screeners. >> two, one. >> reporter: they're going through a new training program here in georgia designed to address troubling security gaps within the transportation security administration.
securities inspector general show screeners failed to detect 67 of 70 suspicious items brought through airport checkpoints. peter neffenger became the inspector general. shawn weeks-freeman is one of the academy instructors. she was a flight attendant on pan-am flight 330 standing where the 737 was preparing to land in honolulu. >> when i talk to my class, i tell them, you're not here by accident. and i wasn't saved at that moment by accident because that threat in 1982 is today's threat still. >> reporter: the academy marks the first time all transportation security officers will have standardized training. previously new hires were largely trained on the job at their home airport. >> the ig, if they're going
one of their teams trying to bring things that should be flagged, will those things be caught. >> i think we'll catch them today. >> reporter: all of them? >> i don't know. i sure hope we catch all of them. >> reporter: the students will work at this mock checkpoint. it's complete with all the equipment, scott, they're going
>> reporter: ed egan was a professor at mt. st. mary's university in maryland. what would you normally be doing on a day like this? >> i'd object campus today. i'd be teaching my class on the first amendment. >> reporter: but on monday he was fired in a letter a school official said he is per sona non grata and not welcome to visit the university's campus because he violated his duty of loyalty to the school. it all began last month when the student newspaper reported that the school president simon newman wanted professors to identify struggling students in the first few weeks of school so they could be encouraged to drop out. some faculty members resisted and the school paper reported that newman told them, this is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly
you just have to drown the bunnies. put a block to their heads. many students and faculty were outraged. it's not just the words but it's the plan that the words described. >> reporter: what's wrong with the plan? >> weeding out students because we think they might not do well in order to make the numbers look better. that's not mt. st. mary's. >> reporter: egan was the faculty adviser to the school paper and says he's being punished for accurate but embarrassing reporting by the students. you did not tell them what to write? >> no. i did not. not in any way. >> reporter: they can't be manipulated. they are independent, strong, bright people. >> reporter: a petition protesting the firing of egan and another professor has been signed by about 7500 professors and across the country and the
questions for interview. our final story is written on the face of a young child, whose joy mere words cannot describe. here's elaine quijano. >> elsa had magical powers and could create things out of snow and ice. >> reporter: 4-year-old mattie zapata can't get enough of her books on tape because the voice is her mother's, mandi balderas, locked in a prison four hours away. >> i tell her how i missed her. >> even though i'm not there physically, i know she's listening to my voice, spending time with me.
balderas and other selected inmates record a story and send it home. it's called storybook project and runs in six women's prisons across texas. >> it was a sunny afternoon at the end of may. >> this begins within the walls of a castle. >> we weren't scared as long as we were together. >> reporter: 64% of incarcerated women nationwide lived with their children before prison. storybook tries to ease the pain of separation. >> if you put your hand in mine, you feel love powers. >> reporter: mattie was 18 months old when her mother went to prison that killed the other driver, a crime of manslaughter that victimized her daughter, too. >> i cry for mommy. >> how come? >> because i miss her. >> if it wasn't for the books, she wouldn't be able to have the bond that we have now. i know that means something to her and i know it means something to me. >> reporter: but the fact s you got behind the wheel of a car
system and a person is dead because of that. didn't you forfeit your right to do things like this when you made that decision? >> yes, i made a decision. but it's not about the decision anymore. it's about how we handle the circumstances. that's how i'm choosing to handle the sishs, by helping my kids the best i can from where i'm at. >> hey, mattie, it's me, mommy. >> reporter: balders has four years left of an eight-year sentence. when she finally re-unites with her family, she hopes her children won't mistake her voice for a stranger's. >> you are my sunshine, my only sunshine -- >> reporter: elaine quijano, cbs news, columbus, texas. >> i love you always, mommy. and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and for "cbs this morning."
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women argue it's time for a change at one of surfing's biggest competition. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. still smarting from a resounding defeat in the new hampshire primary, hillary clinton is hoping to get her campaign back on track later this month in nevada and south carolina. last night in the final debate before those contests, clinton tried to stem the surge of bernie sanders' campaign by making a plea to an important block of voters. marlie hall was at last night's debate in milwaukee. >> reporter: clinton's campaign remains confident she will win in south carolina and nevada with support from minority voters. but sanders used last night's debate as an opportunity to try to boost his minority support. >> we are sick and tired of
unarmed people, often african-americans, shot by police officers. >> we have to restore policing that will actually protect the communities that police officers are sworn to protect. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders used their sixth debate to appeal to blacks and latinos in the next states to vote. but the battle for minority voters was also taking place off the debate stage. >> i believe bernie sanders is a -- >> reporter: on thursday, sanders launched an online video featuring the daughter of eric garner, the man who died after new york city police officers put him in a choke-hold. clinton, meanwhile, picked up the support of the black caucus pac. >> what i am looking for people who affect the urban community, communities of color are not going to be pigeon-holed and talked about only in states like south carolina, but be a part of the overall conversation. >> reporter: the debate also featured a sharp exchange when
with president obama. >> the kind of criticism that we have heard from senator sanders about our president, i expect from republicans. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> reporter: both candidates were asked about women voters but said their appeal goes beyond the gender divide. >> i'm not asking people to support me because i'm a woman. i'm asking people to support me because i think i'm the most qualified, experienced, and ready person to be the president and the commander in chief. >> i think a sanders' victory would be of some historical accomplishment as well. >> reporter: one issue that didn't come up in last night's debate -- hillary clinton's e-mail scandal. a judge ordered that her remaining e-mails during her time as secretary of state be released by the end of the month, just before super tuesday. marlie hall, cbs news, milwaukee, wisconsin. on the republican side, candidates are preparing for tomorrow night's final debate
carolina primary. most spent yesterday in south carolina, except donald trump. trump held a rally in baton rouge, louisiana, where he signed the hand of a baby and knocked jeb bush. bush was in south carolina questioning trump's conservative credentials and saying trump cannot beat hillary clinton. an actress featured in a ted cruz ad turned out to be a porn star! the online ad promoted conservative christian values. the campaign quickly pulled the ad. a reminder -- you can watch tomorrow night's republican debate right here on cbs. the coldest air of the winter is making its way across much of the eastern united states this morning, potentially record low temperatures in the single digits are in store from virginia all the way to here, new york city. meteorologist steve baskerville of our chicago station wbbm is tracking the frigid weather. >> it's not the biggest polar
but certainly east of the mississippi, the bitter air, in the week, while they are setting records for warm weather in places like california, but getting back to who is affected as the weekend from international falls to the twin cities, windchills certainly should be advised of being very, very cold, from buffalo to albany, upstate new york, windchills could be anywhere from 20 to 35 below. so it's definitely the top half of the country up in the northern states affected. but from california through arizona, parts of texas, parts of the deep south, almost like spring. single-digit temperatures up in the dakotas. even colder than normal weather around places like charlotte. i'm steve baskerville, cbs news. pope francis left rome this morning to begin a five-day visit to mexico. en route, he'll stop in cuba to hold the first-ever meeting between a pope and a patriarch of the russian orthodox church. the pope's visit includes a trip
adriana diaz reports from el pass owe. >> reporter: pope francis boarded his plane in rome this morning for his big trip to mexico where he'll tackle hot button issues, including immigration. the streets of mexico city are bustling for last-minute preparations for the pope's visit. stores are already selling pope francis memorabilia. mexico has the world's second largest catholic population behind brazil. during his trip, the holy father will celebrate mass on the country's southern and northern borders. workers are already putting the finishing touches on the altar for an outdoor mass in juarez, a violent drug city that borders el pass owe. melissa lopez runs a catholic charity that helps migrants are services in el paso. >> the fact he is coming here i think says a lot about him as a human being and about the direction he is wanting to push the catholic church in.
is just across the border and his mass will be visible from right here from el paso, texas. extra border agents will be on duty. >> any time you have this many people into the region you have to have that larger presence and that really the main focuses to ensure that everybody is save. >> reporter: more than 500,000 people are expected in juarez next week. adriana diaz, cbs news, el pass owe, texas. a man included a restaurant an ohio restaurant with a machete and people don't know why. a suspect walked into a restaurant last night and started attacking people. witnesses say he went from table-to-table with no warning. >> there were tables and chairs overturned. there was a man on the floor bleeding. there were -- there was blood on the floor. it was awful. it was just carnage. >> the suspect left the restaurant but was overtaken by police rather quickly.