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called out his rivals. >> if other candidates choose to go into the gutter, we will not do the same. >> reporter: as the republican field narrowed and stakes has risen. bitterness among three leading campaigns deepened. rubio in a bid to consolidate, called the cruz campaign and super pac supporting the florida senator, lumped cruz together with trump and found both unacceptable. >> trump erratic, unreliable. cruz, calculated. underhanded. trump trained all of his fire today on cruz. unleashing a twitter storm that called the texas senator the biggest liar in politics. who should be disqualified as the winner of the iowa caucuses. but, late today the cruz
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memo that shed some light on the campaign thinking going forward. foremost is the belief that marco rubio cannot defeat donald trump. that rubio has yet to win any state, anywhere, and that ted cruz has more money in the bank, scott, to continue to fight. >> dean reynolds. covering the campaign in las vegas. dean, thank you very much. polling shows that hillary clinton is leading bernie sanders, nearly 2:1 in next carolina sheech won nevada over putting her back on track after her drubbing in new hampshire. here's nancy cordes. >> yes, that is former president, clinton, bouncing for joy with campaign staffers in nevada. after his wife stormed the vegas strip for two days. and then won the state's most populous county by ten points. do you think secretary clinton
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the end? >> no, i don't. matter of fact. we had three rallies the night before. no, i am proud of what we did. >> still the loss is a blow for sanders who is tied with clinton in the delegate count until you factor in superdelegates. top party officials who are fre to back either candidate. that gap will grow. if clinton prevails as expected in south carolina. in texas this weekend. she accused sanders of misleading vote ears but his plans. i don't think it right to look a person in the eye who is hurting and need help and tell them that if they vote for you you will get $5,000 in health care but only have to pay $500 for it. sanders stand by his math. >> that's not misleading that's the fact. >> you know there are liberal economists who say. >> check out who the liberal
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find out who fund them. >> reporter: economists four former top white house advisers who sent an open letter to sanders arguing that his quote extreme claims about the benefits of his proposals could undermine the progressive economic agenda. none of them are paid by the clinton campaign. though a couple did work for former president, bill clinton.
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sanders told us, they di crunching the delegate numbers for us is john dickerson, cbs news, political director and anchor of "face the nation." john, huge primary nights on march 1 and march 15th. can any one catch trump? marco rubio's strategy is that he is trying to claim he is the one mainstream alternative to donald trump. but he still hasn't won a contest. his best shot for a decisive win
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when the more moderate electorates in ohio and florida vote. before that rubio has to beat back a challenge, john kasich, from the mainstream title and do well enough to survive on super tuesday, march 1, when 11 states vote. many which have electorates that favor donald trump and cruz. >> trump may have momentum off march 1 then. >> that's right. >> ted cruz though hopes all of his chips are kind of riding on march 1 as well. super tuesday. that's when his home state of texas votes. other states. alabama, arkansas, oklahoma, tennessee. which have a large share of strong conservatives and evangelical voters groups heap does well with. that strategy took a blow saturday in south carolina because it has an electorate with the same makeup and where cruz went head-to-head with donald trump and still lost by 11 points. >> john dickerson. anchor of "face the nation." thank you for the insight.
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agreed to a partial cease-fire in syria to start saturday. but it won't stop the fighting. two important forces, isis and the al qaeda affiliate called al nusra were not included in the agreement because they're terrorist groups. and about a third of syria is held by isis. yesterday, isis claimed responsibility for bombs that killed at least 100 in suburban damascus and our elizabeth palmer is there. all day, the men of sayeeda zainab carried victims to the graves. on the face of women. shock and grief. the friends are mourning 22-year-old fatima. our heart are broken, they say. what did she do to deserve to die? but there was anger and frustration too. at the bomb site, local
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and make the streets again. but furious isis managed to smuggle three bombs into their community. standing a couple yard from where the biggest bomb went off. a car bomb. in the afternoon. as kids were getting home from school. and the scope of the damage, the fronts of the buildings have been blown clear off. and everybody who lived inside. and merchants ran the shop from the ground floor they're all dead. this video shows the the frantic moments right after one of the explosions. survivors rushing to help the wounded. you might think people who witnessed carnage and today burying more than 100 family members and friend would welcome a pause in the violence. not so. are you optimistic there will be
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no way, abu mahran tells me. everybody in the crowd agrees. we don't want a cease-fire until all the terrorists are out of our country. it is not a good sign for this proposed truce when -- even the citizens aren't on side. and the people we spoke to today, scott, are very skeptical about this pro posed cease-fire. they say, in a war this complex and savage. there is just no way to coordinate all of the factions laying done their arms. >> liz palmer with a rare report from inside syria. liz, thank you. well today the u.s. supreme court met for the first time in 30 years without justice antonin scalia. his empty seat today was a reminder of the political battle over how to fill it. and here is our chief legal correspondent, jan crawford. >> reporter: justice scalia's seat on the bench now is draped with a black cloth. as the the justices return to work the first time any of the eight have served on the court without the larger than life scalia. chief justice john roberts
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a tribute. we remember his incisive intellect, agile wit and captivating prose. we cannot forget his irrepressible spirit. the 79-year-old scalia was laid to rest saturday. after a funeral mass led by his son paul. a catholic priest. now, the fight over his successor begins in earnest. the president is reviewing files of possible nominees, while republican leaders are vowing to block any one the president sends up. democrats accused republicans of being obstructionist. but when democrats control the senate, and republican george w.h. bush was in the white house, then the judiciary committee chairman, joe biden proposed the same thing republicans are doing now. >> once the political season is under way. and it is. action on a supreme court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. >> current committee chairman, chuck grassley, a republican, agreed. >> in his heart of hearts, he understands why this senate must do what he said it must do in 1992. >> now in the past it has taken
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scott, the president is likely to move more quickly than that. >> jan crawford at the court for us tonight. jan, thank you. fares as low as $1 have drawn millions of passengers to megabus. yesterday one of its buses burnedout side chicago. everyone got out safely. but this has happened before. and we asked don dahler to take a look. sun day's fire began with a blown tire. and flames engulfed the bus. >> very horrifying. everybody running down the highway. it was terrible. >> reporter: this wasn't the new jersey based company first brush with tire related disasters. in 2012, a 25-year-old graduate student in illinois was killed in this crash. allegedly caused by a blown tire. 47 passengers were hospitalized. there have been at least five
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tires on mega buses. including this one in 2014 that caused the bus to slam into a guardrail on i-95. at least one lawsuit has been filed claiming a problem with the buses carrying too much weight. clarence didlow with center for auto safety. how does weight affect tires and tire safety? >> if a bus is overweight, worst case scenario, the tires can rub against the wheel well which generates friction, heat, ultimate low a fire. >> in the last 24 months, safety inspectors found 29 maintenance kidded a hazard to drivers or passengers. mega bus carries 10 million people a year in its fleet of 275 busz release aid statement saying safety continues to beep our top priority. and mega bus is cooperating with the authorities. >> if one of the buses had been
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it might be a catastrophic fire before the people could get out of the bus to safety. >> ditlow says the buses are weighed to make sure they comply. scott that happens before they're loaded with passengers and backage. >> don dahler, thank you very much. breast cancer rates remain the same so why is there a big increase in the mastectomies. dream. right back. like country crock's made with real simple ingredients. and no artificial flavors or preservatives. real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country. let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. and fights mucus. mucinex fast-max. flu liquid gel
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today, senator claire mccaskill of missouri says she has breast cancer and will stay in st. louis for three weeks for treatment. a democrat. 62, serving her second term. we were struck by this report today from the u.s. department of health. it said that mastectomies have increased by 36% over a decade. though the rate of cancer, breast cancer has stayed the same. dr. jon lapook is looking into this. what is going on? cancer doctors noticed the trend over the last several years. the jump in the mastectomy rate is fueled by several things including greater awareness
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angelina jolie and rita wilson who have gone public with the decision to have preventative mastectomy. breast surgery has gotten better over the years and cosmetic result is usually excellent. in addition we emphasize genetic risk and family history. with that information, many women just want to loper their risk as much as possible. and finally, many women want to be done with all of the screening which carries the risk of false positives, unnecessary biopsies and worries. scott more of what we are seeing these days. specialized personalized medicine giving women more choices in treatment decisions. >> dr. jon lapook. thank you very much.
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today the cdc said it underestimated the cancer risk from some laminate flooring sold by lumber liquidators. turns out the risk is more than three times greater than the agency reported two weeks ago. concerns were first raised by a 60 minutes investigation. the american kennel club is out with its annual list of the most popular dog breeds. and for the 25th straight year, the labrador retriever is on top, followed by the german
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bulldog and the beagle. but most popular of all of course is the mutt. accounting for more than half the canines in america. up next, the day virginia
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virginia mclaurin turns 107 next month. she wanted more than anything to meet the president. so she wrote to him. even offered to go to his house if it would make it easier. here's chip reid. >> virginia mclaurin. >> hey! >> hi! >> how are you? >> i'm fine.
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if the's an honor. >> you want to say hi to michelle? >> hold on now. slow down now, don't go too quick. she's 106. >> reporter: yes she is 106 and in the video released by the white house, virginia was so excited to meet the president and first lady she started dancing. and so did they. >> what's the secret to still dancing at 106? >> for one thing she still volunteers 40 hours a week at a nearby school as a foster grandparents. today we found her sitting in the sun outside her apartment in washington, d.c. >> when you first saw him, you just shouted? >> i sure did. >> shouted for joy. >> for joy. i felt that all in my soul. it was the greatest time of my life. >> reporter: and what a life it's been. watching as the world changed around her. >> we have come a long way, you know that? >> did you ever think there would be a black president? >> i did not. >> reporter: you did not.
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>> now she has met one. >> a black president. >> look at him. right there. >> a black wife. >> that's me. >> what was the best part of meeting the president and the first lady? >> that i felt like i made it. i made it. >> reporter: you made it? >> i made it. and i feel like i could die happy. >> reporter: and with this dance, she made millions of others happy too. chip reid, cbs news, washington. and that's the overnight news for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. the next round in the battle for the gop presidential nomination takes place tonight in nevada while will hold caucuses. republican party caucuses. donald trump is seeking to submit his front-runner status in the state where he has casinos employ thousand. the latest numbers show trump with a commanding lead over rivals. dean reynolds reports. >> reporter: history appears to be on donald trump's side in this race.
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republican candidate has won both the new hampshire primary and the south carolina primary and then gone on to lose the nominaton. >> i love to win. don't we love to win? i love it. >> reporter: in georgia sunday, trump sounded carried away by his big win in neighboring south carolina hours earlier. >> i tell you what, we are going one after another. are we going to win georgia? yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: even a temporary blackout was not enough to dim his enthusiasm. >> don't turn the lights on. plus we save on electricity, right? having raised question as but ted cruz's right to run for president, trump turned a similar argument against marco rubio sharing a tweet that questioned the florida senator's eligibility.
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one way or the other. >> i said never looked at it. somebody said he is not. i retweeted it. i have, 14 million people between twitter and facebook and instagram. i retweet things weeft start dialogue. very interesting. >> he says something edgy, outrageous. the media flocks, covers that. nobody can get any coverage on anything else. >> reporter: second place finisheren south carolina. rubio are gaud there is more than one way to look at trump's win. >> of the people left in the race, no one can unite this movement or this party faster than i can. >> reporter: with the republican field shrinking he sees an advantage. >> you have 70% of the republican electorate not voting for him. >> cruz, close third saturday saw his own advantage. >> we are seeing people come behind our campaign and we are the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and that can beat donald trump. >> for the democrats the road to the nomination wind through south carolina. which will hold its democratic primary saturday. hillary clinton hold a big lead there over bernie sanders. sanders has been closing the gap. nancy cordes reports. >> the victory was a huge relief
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it preserves front-runner status. the campaigns did not have much time to dwell. 13 contests in ten days. starting here in south carolina. shrug off his nevada loss, sanders told a crowd of thousands he is on a roll. >> if you look at national polls. you want a candidate who will defeat donald trump. you are looking at that candidate. >> reporter: tell that to clinton who blitzed the vegas strip in 48 hours to beat back a late sanders surge. some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. older voters, women and african-americans, were all key
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while younger voters once again were heavily for sanders. feel the bern! >> reporter: both candidates trying to prove they have appeal with minority voters. >> our support in the latino community has gone way, way, up. i believe we actually won the latino vote in nevada. i think you are seeing our support in the african-american community going way up as well. >> reporter: sanders is winning the money race according to january fund-raising totals. he outraised clinton last month by nearly $7 million. and outspent her as well. which could explain why she is in california fund-raising. >> as expected the united states and russia agreed to a cease-fire in the syrian civil war. the details are vague. most hostilities are supposed to end saturday. the five-year long conflict left 250,000 dead and driven millions from their homes. one problem the cease-fire does'include islamic state which launched deadly attacks in the
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weekend. elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: standing a few yard from where one of the massive car bombs went off. the devastation is just epic. the fronts of all the buildings have been blown clean off. and the people who lived in the apartments, shop keepers had businesses on the ground floor they're all dead. isis was never going to be party to any cease-fire. but this proves their commitment to total war. the other players in this war, conflict. do say they're ready for some kind of truce. president assad said he was ready for it over the weekend. and the opposition says, they're but the devil always in the details. when would it start? who would participate? who would monitor it? in northern syria, the syrian army, back by planes are conducting an offensive around aleppo. that may be a reason behind the that the assad government is dragging heels on troops. >> the federal government is rying to put the brakes on the
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the consumer product safety commission says most boards aren't safe and, those that don't meet safety standard will be seized for recalled. amazon is offering refund to customers who purchased hover boards through its site. vladamir dittier reports. hover board featured in the nba slam dunk contest. and phil on modern family got one as a present last week. but this holiday season's hot toy is linked to dozens of fires in 24 states since december resulting in millions in property damage. this home in nashville was destroyed by fire last month. and this family's christmas celebration was ruined. >> sipt here on the floor. and it just blew up. sparks and fire came from the
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newly updated voluntary safety standard to manufacturers, retailers and importers. it says board that do not comply pose an unreasonable risk of fire to consumers who risk serious injury or death, if their hover boards ignite and burn. this is really a shot across the bow from the consumer product safety commission, saying that in, not meeting these standard, we will kid them defective. the fire aper to stem from excess heat. generated by the board's lithium batteries. >> you can clearly look at this device, see that the fire started inside the device. one of the manufacturers. cpsc is actively investigating one of the biggest. swagway, hit with a class action complaint in december. mashable says it received a statement from swagway saturday. in complying with the cpsc requirements we ask customers who purchase a swagway to retrain from using their board in the interim. >> recalls are inevitable. it will happen. >> on sunday, stwag wagway told cbs news, there was a miscommunication with mashable. it said it is not asking customers to stop using hover
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almost delusional. >> what precipitated his downfall. >> he came drunk on his own wine the he started to believe the hype that he was special. that he was almost a demigod. he was something truly magical. he became so arrogant he thought he was untouchable. >> reporter: as chief of homeland security investigations, he was part of the u.s./mexico task force that nabbed him tin 2014. >> he knew how he was captured last time. so he had the upper hand, right. he had all the card in his hand
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and learn from his mistake. but he just couldn't help himself. he, remained in the public eye. >> reporter: after his first escape from prison, guzman virtually disappeared from sight for 13 years. but not this time. >> here he gets out of prison. on the road being spotted at this place, having, drinks. this place, you know, with his family members. he invited sean penn. and the actress kate del castillo to see him. did mexican law enforcement know that, these two actors were going into see el chapo. >> they knew where sean was going to go, where he was going to land. they knew right away. >> reporter: how did they know? >> because they were listening
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watching. mexican and u.s. law enforcement. reformed the task force that caught el chapo the last time. they were tracking not just guzman. but everyone in his inner circle including his cook. and everyone his lieutenants contacted including sean pen. >> did it become sloppy? >> definitely. more sightings in six months than in ten years before he was captured in 2014. >> reporter: after he escape the last time. you told us that you were not confident that he would, ever be captured again. >> yeah. el chapo had become a smarter krmal? did you overestimate his intelligence. >> truly did. here he had a year in prison. i presumed he was using the same amount of time to think how he would remain a fugitive the rest of his life. >> reporter: mexican officials told us that 20 days after his escape the marines picked up on guzman's trail. >> they created a smaller team of mexican marines.
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they focused on prize at hand. capturing joaquin "el chapo" guzman alive if they could. >> their first opportunity came in early october. just days after sean penn's visit. the marines told us, they waited, because they didn't want the american actor caught in the cross fire. a team of marines approached one of el chapo's ranches by jungle road. while a group of commandos flew in by helicopter. >> so what went wrong on that october mission? >> as i understand it, despite all of joaquin "el chapo" guzman's bravado being a macho, powerful man. he was running with a child in his arms. human shield. baby as a shield? >> that's the only way, that one can see it. >> once again. el chapo got away. in early december, intelligence led the marines to this house. in the sleepy coastal town of los noches in sinaloa. wiretap intercepts talked about a visit planned by grandparent.
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code names for el chapo and his lieutenant. the marines watched the house for a month. as painters and construction crews came and went. then on the morning of thursday, january 7th. grandma finally showed up. an assault force, moved into position nearby. that evening, someone in the house called out for a large order of tacos. and this armored truck left to go pick up the food. chapo was having a party. for a savvy, clever, almost criminal genius. that guzman was. he ultimately was done in by simple tastes. >> what do you mean? >> tacos, tequila, chicas. >> reporter: at 4:40 a.m. in the predawn hours of friday, january 8th. marines began battering down the
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we concealed the identities of the commando leaders for their safety. >> so, when we first knocked on the door of the house. the shooting started. a fierce gun battle erupted. the first marine through the door was shot in the arm. i watched the videotape. it is very intense. chapo's people inthe house were firing high powered grenade. it was look a war zone. the marines moves methodically through the house. his henchmen retreated up the stairs. just inside the door, one gunman laid dead. down the hall, four more taken prisoner.
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a walk-in closet covered with full length mirrors. upstairs the marines find two women. one of them the cook. cowering on the bathroom floor. outside the house. more commandos fought it out with gunmen who fled across the rooftops. when it was over, there were five cartel members dead. and 6 in custody. but once again, chapo had vanished. couple days later marines took us to the safe house in an armed convoy. here, just inside the gate, a pool of blood where the marine was shot. blood. and inside the door, more bloodstains. the walls, with bullet holes and the scars of exploding shrapnel. remember the walk in closet, the mirrors masked a hidden door. behind the secret door, the entrance to one of el chapo's trademark tunnels. connected to storm drains and sewers. it was 45 minutes before they found his escape route.
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chase. >> we intensified the search inside the tunnels. opening manhole covers and inserting people into the sewers. then it started raining. hard. after 20 minutes of rain. we felt chapo may drown in the sewers because of high level of water. >> because he popped up out of the manhole. right in the middle of the busy street. and that was his only option. so this is where he cam out. he popped out of the manhole cover. which is about a half mile from the house. straight down the road there. and look carefully at the security camera footage from the gas station across the street. at 8:55 a.m., four hours after the first shots were exchanged. right there. you can see, them climbing out of the sewer. >> see bill whitaker's full report on our web site. cbs the overnight news will be right
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this is the year of the monkey. and seth doan is in japan and spent a visit to snow monkeys treated like royalty. >> reporter: sure they're monkeys. haven't you felt like this?
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steaming hot bath on a cold winter's day? this guy seems so relaxed he can't quite keep his eyes opened. these snow monkeys come down from the mountains of nagano, japan, seeking warmth. as you might imagine, plenty of humans come seeking them. we made the trek in through a thick forest of japanese cedar along with a group of photographers. led by mark hemmings. >> i'm not so much a wildlife photographer. i like photographing the monkeys because they have such human characteristics. >> reporter: hemming's day job takes him around the world shooting commercials. for a decade he has been leading photography tours. one of the high light of his japan itinerary of course is seeing these snow monkeys. aka, japanese makaks. >> you could tell a story by the expression on this monkey's face. >> this area is hell valley
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steaming hot springs bubbling underground. the nearby town is known for its own scent or hot baths which evidently were drawing more than just tourists. so to avoid scaring off those who actually paid to use them, a monkeys only pool was created. throw in a little barley to sweeten the deal. you get bathing monkeys. american filbert ono lives in japan. he joined hemming's tour. this year, the year of the monkey the best time to see it. >> reporter: really, this is the year. >> this is the year. >> reporter: yes the year of the monkey on the calendar. that means monkey themed anything is a big deal in this part of the world. monkey cakes. and orchid on display that resemble monkeys. but to celebrate, it's hard to
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>> they have it made the life. teachers, matt, robin luther from milwaukee. saw he monkeys. >> relaxing doing something we enjoy doing. inclement weather. the snow makes the perfect backdrop. >> right now we have snow falling. overcast skies. that produces a nice soft appearance for the face. mun keep face. plus because these are snow monkeys we want snow. got to have snow. >> reporter: monkeys are sacred in some circles here. tied to japanese buddhism. some say they protect against demons or disease. in real life they seem most focused on grooming. scraping off lice eggs to be exact. which sound a tad less mythical. but, there is no doubt they're
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>> you are looking at these, portrait of a human. >> human face tells so much with the smallest amount of change. and the muscle structure. and you can see that in these monkeys as well. >> it's all most as the monkeys
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shivering tourists, questioning beyonce's super bowl halftime show continues to rankle the men and women in blue. police unions across the country urging members to refuse to work at her shows. beyonce has a world tour scheduled. david begnaud reports. >> the world tour kicks off here in april. already miami police officers say don't expect them to pro vied security for the event. you have unions across the country saying they may take similar steps. all because critics say one of beyonce's new songs dispairages police officers.
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berets, critics say beyonce turned the super bowl 50 halftime show into a tribute to the black panthers, a group accused advocating the murder of police officers. more than 115 million people watched the live performance of beyonce's new single. formation. anthem. the music video allude to high profile shootings of young am african-american men >> she has absolutely no respect for law enforcement. >> president of the miami fraternal order of police accused beyonce of spreading anti-police message. he said his members voted unanimously to opt out of security duty for her upcoming concert. >> i simply will not seen up. many of the officers i have
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to soon up. >> police unions in tampa, nashville will do the same when beyonce performs in their cities. raleigh north carolina police expected to discuss possible boycott tuesday. similar proposal was rejected in dallas, texas. on twitter, tampa's police department downplayed the controversy, insisting its officers have been in formation for days signing up to keep the bee high safe. >> last week a planned anti-beyonce protest at nfl headquarters in new york. it fizzled. most people who showed up were her fans. back in miami, police say there will be plenty of security at beyonce's upcoming show. >> any body that wants to go and enjoy themselves.
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