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with scott pelley. with scott pelley reporting tonight from las vegas. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the odds-makers here at ceasar's palace never bet on this, but in a campaign that has seen just about everything, we now have donald trump feuding with the pope. it all started when francis, on his flight home from mexico, said that if trump wants to build a wall on the mexican border, he is not a christian. then, all hell broke loose.n major garrett is in south carolina. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: donald trump saided mexico fed the holy father >> so they met with the pope,, and they, obviously, got to theg pope, and they're telling him what a bad guy donald trump is. he doesn't know me. >> reporter: and he added this warning: >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which, as everyone knows, is isis'
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you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: trump said no leader should question another'sge christian faith, forgetting this recent twitter post: no recent u.s. political figure has dared cross the papacy. trump supporters we met found itt fo refreshing.dire >> i think it was direct.w i think people need to know g about what's going on in this world. >> i thought it was appropriate. i thought he needed to let people know, you know, why the pope was saying derogatoryim things about him and the reason behind it. has >> reporter: trump has defied political conventions and manners before, insultingxi mexicans at his presidential announcement. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists.ho >> reporter: and dishonoringd vietnam prisoner of war and 2008 g.o.p. nominee john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. he's a war hero cause he was
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i like people that weren't captured, okay? i hate to tell you. >> reporter: the one constant--es t trump drives the conversation ted cruz, veering in another direction.dona >> and that's between donald and i'm not going to get in the middle of that. >> reporter: south carolina's among the safest places for trump to pick even a small fight with the pope. scott, four years ago only 14%ot themselves as catholics, 65% as evangelical christians. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. the republican primary in southe carolina is trump has a commanding lead nationally. in a new cbs news poll of republican voters out tonight. he leads his closest rival, tedh cruz, nearly two to one. john kasich gets the most- improved award. he is at 11%, and that is upnc nine points since last month. there was a very emotional moment at a kasich campaign stop
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today. >> over a year ago, a man who was like my second dad, he killed himself. and then a few months later, my parents got a divorce, and thenhi a few months later, my dad lost his job. p and i was in a really dark place time. for a long time. i was pretty depressed. but i found hope, and i found in the lord and in my friends, and now i found it in myha presidential candidate that i and i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. ( applause )to >> pelley: kasich told the young man, "the lord will give you strength. i promise you, if you ask him."hi on the democratic side, hillary clinton has an eight-point lead
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here in nevada two days before the caucuses, they are neck and neck. here's nancy cordes. >> we're going to convince people to caucus on saturday! >> reporter: nevada has suddenly become a crap-shoot for clinton, her double-digit lead evaporating after sanders won big in the granite >> we surprised them in new hampshire. we're going to surprise them here in nevada. >> reporter: clinton has spentea the past year courting nevada'se large latino population. >> well, we're going to get a path to citizenship, a path to citizenship. that's what we want, right? >> reporter: but the vermont senator's message also plays well in the state hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. >> you have lived through thebe greed and illegal behavior of wall street. >> reporter: nevada's largest union, the culinary workers, has decided not to endorse either candidate after backing president obama in '08. >> obama! obama!
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officers. >> the members they all were asking, say, what's happening right now, would say, look, you have to listen at what's going on, and you need to participate. >> reporter: nationally, sanders still gets higher marks in the cbs poll for being honest and trustworthy, but 41% of democrats say his proposals are not realistic compared to just 14% who say that about clinton's plans. she's also seen as the candidate most likely to get things done in washington by a wide 26-point margin. nevada is a notoriously hard state to poll. people move in and out of the state a lot, and democrats can register on caucus day. the bottom line, scott, is neither campaign has any idea who's going to win here on >> pelley: nancy cordes on the campaign for us. nancy, thank you very much. for clinton, these are high i stakes in nevada. after losing new hampshire in a landslide, and essentially tying in iowa.
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through the caucus. we spoke to her in her las vegas campaign office today. what do you think donald trump and bernie sanders have tapped into? it's a powerful thing. >> look, i do think, scott, people are angry. people feel like, you know, their government's not working for them. the economy's not working. the political system is not working. so i think people are angry, but they're also hungry for but i also see in the eyes ofng the people i'm meeting with,, okay, tell me something i can believe.. don't over-promise. tell me what i can believe youy will do for me and my family. and that's what i've tried to do.el >> pelley: your resume checks almost every box in terms of experience, but that doesn't seem to be what the american people want in this election. k >> you know, i think at the end of the day, voters understand they are selecting someone to be both president and commander in chief, and i'm proud of the experience that i have that will enable me on day one to do all aspects of the job.
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beginning to really focus on who can actually beat the republicans. i know how to go after whatha republicans stand for and to defeat them because i believe with all my heart, everyone of r the ones running on the republican side would be really bad for america. >> pelley: what's your tax plan? who gets a tax increase? who gets a tax cut? >> >> first, i am not raising taxes on the middle class, period. i'm going after incomes $5 million or more that i thinkpo have too many opportunities tope game the system and escape paying the taxes that they should. i'm going after corporations that are gaming the system. i want to have a sensible corporate tax >> pelley: senator sanders saidon that he would raise taxes on any family that made $250,000 and above. is that your level, $250,000? >> i said i will not raise taxes a on anybody $250 or below. but here's the problem withn- senator sanders' plan-- hisdo numbers don't add up.e there is no way for him to
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the middle class. >> pelley: you know in '76, jim carter famously said, "i will not lie to you." >> well, i have to tell you, i have tried in every way i know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer, all the wayyo through my time as secretary of state to level with the american people. >> pelley: you talk about leveling with the american people. have you always told the truth? >> i have always tried to, always, always. >> pelley: some people are goinge to call that wiggle room thathat you just gave yourself "always tried to." jimmy carter said, "i will never lie to you." >> you know, you're asking me to say, "have i ever?" i don't believe i ever have. i don't believe i ever have.e i don't believe i ever will. i am going to do the best i can to level with the american people. >> pelley: we'll be back a little bit later in the broadcast with more of the li interview with hillary clinton,or including the advice she got from her mother. but right now, charlie rose is in new york with the rest of the day's news. charlie. >> interesting view from thefr campaign trail, thank you,
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today, we learned the attackne that shut down computers at a california hospital until a ransom was paid is far from an isolated case. hackers are hitting soft targets all over the country. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: the cyber criminals0 who collected the $17,000 ransomsb from the hollywood presbyterian a medical center are part of anti increasingly lucrative online crime wave. hackers break into a computer network, lock out other users, and demand a ransom, usually to be paid in the nearly untraceable digital currency bitcoins. h is it the only option they have is paying the money? >> they can lose their data. in the most cases, yes. >> reporter: lillian ablon, a cyber-security analyst at the rand corporation, has beeng following the growing use of ransomware. >> ransomware attacks tend to be on entities that are smaller that don't have security measures in place. a
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ransomware attacks on hospitals, on fire stations, on schools, rather than the large companies.anua >> reporter: since january 2015,ed a hackers have collected at least $325 million in ransom payments, according to a report by the cyber threat alliance.e victims range from the hospital in hollywood to a sheriff's to department in tennessee, to the city government of detroit.-t this month, even small-town school districts in mississippi, new jersey, and south carolinahi have been hit. in the south carolina schools, the director of technology charles hucks is trying to save the system without paying the $8,500 ransom. >> we're going server by server,er backup by backup, to see exactly what we have in the time it takes to restore those backups. and it will be a business decision. >> reporter: even individuals on home computers have been victims, charlie. the best protection-- keep antivirus software up to date, and never click on a link in an
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>> thank you, john. that natural gas leak in porter c ranch, california, was declaredy permanently sealed today. for four months, a broken well spewed methane that made people sick and turned the l.a. suburbho into a ghost town. some families returned today. monitors will stay in place toai make sure the air is safe to breathe. president obama is making ato c historic trip to cuba next month. today, he vowed to raise human rights issues with president raul castro. some republicans in congress worried the trip will legitimize the communist government. mr. obama will be the first sitting american president to travel to cuba since calvin coolidge in 1928. still ahead, what pregnant women in the u.s. need to know aboutzi the zika virus. and a helicopter crash caught onme
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that catholics may use contraception to prevent the spread of zika virus, despite the church's long-standing ban. zika has been linked to births defects in latin america, but scientists say more research is needed to confirm a connection. expectant mothers need to know about zika. >> reporter: 30-year-old jessica reiner is expecting twins in april. today, she's getting a blood test for the zika virus, something she had never heard of a month ago. >> the zika virus definitely adds an element of anxiety. this being my first pregnancy, i feel very anxious about a lot of things. >> reporter: last month, she and her husband, drew, took ar vacation to puerto rico, notca knowing it had just been added to a c.d.c. list of places withpl zika transmission. then a friend sent her this text
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with microcephaly, babies being born with an abnormally small b head and brain. those who survive often have lifelong neurological problems. dr. stacey ehrenberg is a high-cy risk pregnancy expert at university hospital's case she says some of her patients are panicked.f >> i think a lot of patients are very concerned that they couldct contract zika virus here in the united states. we don't have any patients here in the continental united states who have actually contracted the virus here. r >> reporter: zika virus remainslo in the blood of an infected person for an average of about a week.c. the c.d.c. says based on current evidence, a previous zika infection does not pose a risk of birth defect for a future pregnancy. and men who live in or have traveled to a country with a zika outbreak should abstain from sex or use condoms during sex with pregnant women. public health experts i have spoken to expect the zika to eventually make its way into mosquitoes in the u.s., likely
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they say that's why it's so important to eradicate mosquitos breeding grounds before the virus arrives. >> thank you, john. a camera captured a frighteningy scene today in honolulu as a helicopter plunged into the water. the chopper went down near the "u.s.s. arizona" memorial in all five people on board were rescued. one is in critical condition. in a moment we go back to scott in las vegas for more of hisry c interview with hillary clinton and she reveals she was bullied as a child.. and give her the strength and energy to stay healthy. who's with me?! yay! the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in! for adults with an advanced lung cancer called "squamous non-small cell", previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy,
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rodham, who ran away from anma abusive home at the age of 14 and made her own way through the great depression. mrs. rodham died in 2011 at the age of 92. how much of what we're hearing is your mother? >> well-- >> pelley: which words are her word? >> well, a lot of it is. you know, i wish she were still here. she was in '08. she gave me so much support. and she was also a great, youut know, mirror. >> pelley: tell me about a moment, if you would, with your mother, as a little girl, thats was formative for you. >> you know, i was pretty shy. i was a kind of reserved little girl. >> pelley: really! >> yes. i would go outside to play, and, literally, i would get knocked down and pushed around by all the little kids. and so the kids knocked me down,. pushed me around. i ran back in crying. and my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no
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you go right back out there andt stand up for yourself." so i came back out, and i said,'m "i-- i'm not going to run inside the house. i'm here. i want to play." an and literally, they formed a circle, and this one girl who had been so mean to me came over and she push me, and i just pushed her right back, and she was so surprised. and they all just looked at me, and they said, okay.d and so i played that day and every day after that. but if my mother had not met me and had not given me that tough love that i think every kid needs at some point in his or her life, my life might have been very different. >> pelley: no room for cowards. >> no room for cowards in this house. >> pelley: secretary clinton. in a moment, charlie rose in new york has tonight's grand finale,
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first made his name 21 years agoth winning the heisman trophy before a nine-year, all-pro nfl career. >> i didn't come to this earth just to say i played football for nine years. i won a heisman trophy and die. razzle-dazzle them >> reporter: he caught the theater bug as his football career wound down and started from the ground up. how is your footwork? >> footwork is nice, man. i got good feet. >> reporter: drama classes, voice lessons, and shakespeare in his home town of nashvilleni before auditioning for broadway. from my bureau >> what was important for me was that the ensemble didn't look at guy athlete that wanted to do broadway. >> reporter: no vanity project.ep >> no vanity project here. this is perfectly understandable >> reporter: this is not just some bold-faced name hired to get people into the seats? this is a legitimate-- >> yes. >> reporter: song and dance guy?
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yes, he is. you just watch him. >> hiya, trixie. >> roxy. >> reporter: bianca marroquin h played roxy hart to george'squ billy flynn. >> i was not expecting what eddie brought to the stage give them the old razzle- dazzle if you trust and go through the process and show up every day with the intention to get betterar and better and be humble, things will just start to unfold like you could never imagine. >> reporter: he could be talking football or eddie george knows the secret behind a great day and they'll make you a star >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> one heck of a second act for eddie george. that is the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. i'm see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
5:58 pm i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > a corruption investigation underway... federal agencies... spreading across the valley serving search warrants. the i-team's george knapp looks into the history of the man at the center of the investigation. ((paula francis)) > the forecasts were right... it was a very windy day in las vegas. the damage seen across town... and how long those winds could stick around. michelle mortensen: and in tonight's try it before you buy it we're going to meet my friend alexa. it's amazon's answer to siri. e supposedly does it all. so tonight i'm gogo try it fore you buy it witt help terry fator.wsusic voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > a corruption investigation underway... spanning southern nevada. ((paula francis)) local and federal agents were on hand at three different places... serving search warrants.
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financial manager for the bureau of reclamation... rick leavitt... this is his home in henderson... near paradise hill drive and college drive. ((dave courvoisier)) the second place visited today is the bureau of reclamation office where he worked in boulder city... that's on park street near utah street and nevada way. ((paula francis)) and finally... at a business... a las vegas accounting firm... on sunset near durango. thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier. our news crews fanned out across the valley today to piece together what appears to be an investigation of possible corruption involving a federal agency. george knapp of the i-team is here with what we know so far. ((george knapp)) the only on the record confirmation we have is in the form of a brief statement issued this morning. the fbi said the bureau's public corruption squad along with agents from the irs. metro intelligence detectives, and the office of the inspector geneal for the department of the interior fanned out to serve search warrants at three locations. one location was the regional office of the bureau of


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