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>> the cbs evening news with scott pelley starts right now. >> remember, you can always get the latest headlines at we will see you back here tonight at 7:00 and 11:00. goodnight. >> pelley: iowa shakes up the deck. >> so what a victory last night. >> pelley: for the republicans it's now a three-way race. hillary clinton barely escaped. >> i've won and i have lost there. it's a lot better to win. >> pelley: also tonight, terror in the sky. first a bang, and then a fire as a jetliner rips over in flight. for the first time in this country, the zika virus is spread through sexual contact. and betting on the super bowl.
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hoping to score big. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. made history today, though not the way she hoped. she was declared the winner of iowa's democratic caucuses by the smallest margin ever. now she faces a tougher battle against bernie sanders on his new england home turf next week. new hampshire is also where republican donald trump will be looking for a comeback after losing to ted cruz and barely edging out marco rubio. our campaign 2016 correspondents are on the trail, and first we'll go to major garrett with the republicans. >> god bless the great state of new hampshire. ( applause ) so what a victory last night. ( cheers ) >> reporter: after earning most iowa caucus goats in g.o.p. history, ted cruz boasted to us he had deified the odds.
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every station said cruz can't win. there's no chance cruz is going to win iowa. it's not going to happen. it was going to be trump, trump, trump, trump, trump. >> reporter: but it wasn't. trump fell 6,000 votes short and gave an uncommonly subdued concession speech. >> we finished second, and i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. >> reporter: but today, the bombast was back. trump complained on twit they're he had not been given any credit his campaign. and that the media has not covered my long-shot great finish in iowa fairly. trump called cruz's victory speech long, rambling, and overly flamboyant. trump still holds large leads in new hampshire polls but the race is quickly become a battle among trump, cruz, and iowa third-place firn marco rubio. >> it's good to see you guys. >> reporter: the florida senator says he is now in a better position to be the nominee than cruz. who is closer right now. >> i think i am and i'll tell you why. first of all, we're one delegate
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and i think we have the best chance to unify the party, but also to grow it. >> reporter: but rubio's newfound momentum also comes with new attacks from rivals john kasich, jeb bush, and chris christie, who also need strong showings in new hampshire to stay viable. >> let's see if he'll answer your questions and stand up and take that because i don't think he will. and you know why, i don't think he can. >> sometimes people under duress will react in ways they probably will regret later into don't take that well. >> reporter: christi finished tenth. cruz worked really hard for his victory in iowa, holding two-thirds as many event as trump. and when you do the math, trump collected twice as many votes per iowa visits than cruz. >> pelley: worth remembering they haven't picked the nominee since 2000. now we go to the democrats and here is nancy cordes. >> i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa.
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ever to win the iowa caucuses did it by .2 of 1%. are you conceding the race in iowa? >> last i saw we were four delegates down. as i understand it, there were some precincts actually where delegates were won with the flipave coin. so we want to take a look at that. >> tails! >> reporter: at least six precincts broke a tie with a coin toss. >> hillary clinton. ( cheers ) >> reporter: the large turnout, evenly split, caused challenges elsewhere, too. >> we should do a realignment. >> reporter: in the end, 84% of young voters under the age of 30 went for sanders, but% of caucus-goers were 50 up and and they went overwhelmingly for clinton. the granite state is rockier territory for clinton. the latest cbs news battleground tracker shows sanders leading in
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his democratic socialist message plays well with the state's large independent population. >> it sounds to me like you're ready for a political revolution. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: sanders also has something of a home field advantage here. he is from neighboring vermont, but crts has deep ties here, too, scott. it is here that she stage aid comeback eight years ago after a stinging floss iowa. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. two carn ults of the iowa caucuses mike huckabee, who won poorly last night and dropped out, and so did democrat martin o'malley. clinton picked up 22 national convention delegates in iowa, sanders 21, but that's a little misleading because clinton already has 362 super delegates, party leaders who pledged their votes to her.
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about 16% of the 2382 she needs. after new hampshire, the polls indicated the primaries are expected to break clinton's way. on the republican side, cruz picked up eight delegates, trump and rubio seven. they need a little over 1200, so far to go. john dickerson is our cbs news "face the nation." well, john, as we just heard what, a difference an election makes. tell me, how is the race changed? what's the new framework? >> reporter: well, we've been talking about this race in terms of the establishment versus the outsiders. but we should maybe look at it electability. if you look at the entrance polls in iowa, those who were asked, "who shares your values?" cruz. when people were asked, "who do you think can win in november?" the large share went to marco rubio. going into new hampshire, ted cruz is saying i'm the true consistent conservative, the keeper of the flame, rally to my
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marco rubio is saying i can beat hillary clinton. >> pelley: a question of ideology and electability. tell me, where does this go from here? >> reporter: well, marco rubio did well in iowa in part because he did better than expectations but now that he's saying he's in the top tier, he is the alternative to cruz and trump, those expectations are very high. so he would have to do very well in new hampshire, which is a less-ideological state. of course, he has new competitors there in bush, christi, and kasich, all of whom want to crag him down, and, of course, there is still the roiling fight that will continue between ted cruz and donald trump. >> pelley: john dickerson. we'll be watching on sunday on "face the nation." john, thanks so much. now, in another important story tonight, health officials have confirmed the first transmission of the zika virus in the united states. a person in dallas was infected after sex with a partner who had been in venezuela, where zika is epidemic.
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mosquitoes, and it's suspected of causing devastating birth defects. hardest hit is brazil, where we find dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: it's a search-and-destroy mission by government workers. each morning, teams of army and health workers target neighborhoods in the city of retief, looking to kill mopses that may carry the zika virus. recife is the epicenter of the explosion of microcephaly, an abnormally small head at birth linked to the infection. >> each is a notified case of microcephaly. >> reporter: dr. jailson correia heads up the city's health department. >> we are expecting now to reduce the mop plaigz of mosquitoes to see less zika infection in 2016 and hopefully less microcephaly cases later on. >> reporter: there are 72,000 homes in this district alone, and officials follow up every two months. 30-year-old silvania borges is
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a worker added a chemical to kill mosquito larvae at a water storage nairchg her house. the majority of breegd of this species of mosquitoes occurs in people's home. what are you doing at home to lower your chance of getting bitten by a mosquito? borges told me she tries to keep her home clean, eliminate standing water, and occasionally uses bug spray. still, she gets mosquito bites about once a week. she's had no obvious symptoms of zika, but 80% of the time, those infected don't feel sick. what do you worry about? "prejudice exists and is serious. as a mom, i would give all my love, but i would worry about the outside world." scott, i asked health commissioner correia about the sexual transmugz of zika virus in the united states. he said that has not been reported reported reported in reported in brazil but health
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take a closer look. >> pelley: like us you probably have a lot of questions about zika, and after this broadcast, dr. lapook will do a live chat on the cbs evening news facebook page. so what are the chances of a large outbreak of zika in this country? we put the question to dr. thomas frieden who runs the centers for disease control. >> everything that we've seen so far doesn't suggest that there will be a widespread outbreak of zika in the u.s. we have two things going for us. first, the mosquitoes are not present at all in most of the country, and they're present in much lower numbers where they are present. second, because people have air conditioning, are inside, are less crowded than some of the place where's zika is spreading so rapidly, we're much less likely to have that kind of widespread transmission, even in those place where's there are >> pelley: dr. thomas frieden of the c.d.c.
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a bang and suddenly a gaping hole in a jetliner over war-torn somalia today, and margaret brennan has that. >> reporter: cell phone video shot on the plane while still in flight shows oxygen masks blowing in the wind near the hole in the airbus 321. some passengers towards the back of the plane can be seen wearing their own oxygen masks. once on the ground, the damage to the plane was clearly viblg with pieces of the fuselage curled out from the body of the plane. all 74 passengers and crew were evacuated. aviation officials say two people were injured. the somali-owned airline was on its way from mogadishu to djibouti, when minutes after takeoff the rumpt ripped a hole in the fuselage. after the smoke cleared he
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plane was missing. u.s. intelligence officials are aware of reports that there may have been an explosion but it's unclear if that's from a structural failure or a bomb. scott, the al qaeda-linked terror group al-shabaab controlled part of the country, and isis is expanding its footprint. >> pelley: margaret brennan in the washington newsroom tonight. margaret, thank you. now, five days ahead of super bowl 50, the nfl is studying how to deal with a 58% increase in concussions from 115 during the 2014 season to 182 in 2015. this after the league already cracked down on helmut-to-helmut hits. john blackstone is looking into this. >> reporter: after former new york giant tyler sash died at the age of 27, doctors were shocked to discover he had a degenerative brain disease, unusually advanced in someone so young.
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>> they could have all the money back if i could just have my son back. i don't-- you know, nothing else matters. and you can't compensate anybody enough for that. >> if you continue to deny my work -- >> reporter: in the movie "concussion," will smith plays dr. bennet omalu, the pathologist who first identified the brain disease chronic tramatic encephalopathy or c.t.e. in football players. he battled the football establishment to have it recognized. >> nobody is denying c.t.e. any longer. >> reporter: dr. omalu has studied the brains of dozens of deceased nfl players. how many of the players on the field on super bowl sunday will already be suffering from brain damage? >> i believe that 90% to 100% of the professional players will suffer from c.t.e.
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case. >> reporter: dr. mitch berger, a brain d een toedis athletic trainer dubbed "eye in the sky" watches for injuries from a stadium box, and an independent neurological sidelines. >> concussions are up, and i think it's primarily because of the vigilance. so because of the affiliated neurotrauma consultant, because of the spotter in the media box, there were twice as many evaluations or screenings for concussions this year. >> reporter: but dr. omalu believes it takes less than a concussion to damage the brain. >> so by the time you reach a professional level, you must have received thousands if not hundreds of thousands of blows to your head. >> reporter: dr. omalu now has a foundation to research the damage those blows to the head may be causing, and, scott, the nfl is looking at equipment
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turf that could reduce head injuries. >> pelley: john blackstone reporting for us. john, thank you. a mother remembers her murdered daughter. was the killer online? and sn a wet mi,we aac tis.po u eaawous3 in o g .r r,,
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throughout her short life. yeah, i can't do that part. >> reporter: prosecutors have charged 18-year-old david eisenhauer with first degree murder and his fellow virginia tech engineering student 19-year-old natalie keepers is now charged with helping him commit the crime. commonwealth's attorney mary pettitte. >> a very preliminary determination of the cause of death is stabbing. >> reporter: eisenhower is a former high school track star. according to police documents, he first told investigators, "i believe the truth can set me free." 13-year-old lovell, who had survived a liver transplant, was last seen at her mother's blacksburg, virginia, home last wednesday. her body was discovered saturday lying on a road in north carolina. lovell's father, david, and her step-mother, terry, stayed in touch with the teen through social media but they were concerned about her activities on some web sites where the family believes she ultimately met her accused killer. were you aware that she was
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>> we knew that there were some issues at one time with her on these sites, and we addressed them, and i guess we didn't do enough. >> reporter: the suspects are being held at this jail without bond. they have not yet entered a plea, scott. nicole lovell, her funeral will be held on thursday. >> pelley: don, thank you. snow stretches for 1,000 miles. next. got interesting. why pause to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, or adempas for pulmonary hypertension, p as it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. get medical help right away for an erection lasting more than four hours.
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n >> pelley: the candidates got out of iowa just one step ahead of a storm that could still spawn tornadoes. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: tonight, a blizzard is sweeping across much of middle america. the zone of snow extends from colorado to wisconsin. more than 13 million people are under the threat of winter weather. nearly a foot of snow has fallen in colorado alone in just 24 hours. in kansas, vehics had to be dug out.
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treacherous, with little visibility. big rigs have become stranded. some sedans didn't even have a chance. even snow plows were struggling. the snow cut power to at least 1600 customers in lincoln, nebraska, where monie and lee hetrick live. >> it's a moment where you go back to where people didn't have power and you have to learn how to adapt. >> reporter: elsewhere today it was unusually warm from chicago to new orleans. nashville set a record-- 75 degrees. that warmth, combined with strong winds, will cause severe thunderstorms and a looming threat of tornadoes for nearly nine million people from the gulf coast to illinois. tonight, we are in mississippi and right now the national weather service out of jackson confirms there is a tornado on the ground, and people there are now. >> pelley: we'll check with you tomorrow. david begnaud, thank you very much. millions of people will be in the pathave flood of super bowl
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