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then later head on down to argentina. the white house says they believe this is the next step in are improving relations with cuba. the president took to twitter saying next month i'll travel to cuba. the announcement comes ten months after obama and cuban president raul castro shook hands at the summit in panama. now the white hou saying today this path is the way to go. >> clearly, this has been a sea of change in terms of u.s. policy towards cuba and u.s.-cuban relations. >> reporter: obama will be the first president since calvin coolidge toisit cuba. the behind the scenes work was under way for weeks before today's announcement. it comes as the white house says
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up already 54% and airline routes for regular commercial travel are now up for bid. the cuban government released a statement saying, the blockade has to be lifted and the territory occupied by the naval base in cuba has to be returned. president obama's visit to cubub will also be an occasion to advance the restructurestructuring of the new relationship. >> this president would bow down to the pinnacle, the leader of anti-american sentiment and terrorism, the castro regime. >> reporter: the white house said today some members of coress will be making the trip with the president to cuba. after all, it's congress that s within its power whether or cuba. they're saying they certainly
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right direction. the white house very adamant about that today. we're live tonight in downtown miami, nbc 6 ws. it's no secret that the relations with cuba are a hot topic here in south florida. there seems to be some differences in what cuban americans in our community think of the president's decision. >> it's very unfortunate that the president is doing this. >> reporter: the political opinions have already started coming in. today president obama announced he plans on meeting with raul castro in cuba and it is stirring up some controversy. >> this is the ultimate diplomatic effort to grant legitimacy and the cubans do not deservehis level of legitimacy because they have done nothi to deserve it. >> reporter: there are some mixed views. divided.
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cuban research institute, there are generational gaps between younger and older exiles on the issues of normalization. >> you can see clear majorities opposing ts policy in older households and a clear majority@ of people that favor this kind of policy in younger recent households. >> reporter: students here at fiu had a variety of opinions for and against this meeting. >> i think this is really good. i really hope relations will get better and it will get better for the people. i think hopefully they will learn something from it. >> reporter: others are not as optimistic. >> i think there's a reason why a u.s. president hasn't been to cuba since 1928. we have just losos what we stand for, freedom, human rights, constitutional liberties, all the things that do not exist in cuba and have not occurred in
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and a half ago. >> porter: president obama plans on meeting with president raul castro from march 21st to march 22nd. nbc 6 news. >> be sure to stay with nbc 6 has we travel to havana for the president's historic trip next month. you can find in-depth coverage in the nbc 6 news and weather app. an update on pope francjs. during his flight from mexico to rome, the pontiff was asked about donald trump's promise to build a wall on the southern border. his response, quote, i say only that this man is not a christian if he h said things like that, end quote. the donald not wasting any time in holding back his response. >> for a religious leader to disgraceful. >> the war of words getting a
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and even some backlash for the pontiff. many have takento twitter to point out that the vaticann is ironically surroundedy a wall. tonight, it's the pontiff's surprise statement. trump isn't the only candidate with something to say about it. nbc 6 is everywhere. we take you live to our nation's capital with steve handelsman. >> reporter: thank you. on capitol hill last year, pope francis courted controversy urging congress to do more to fight poverty and global warming. in south carolina donald trump sosonded surprised when he learned that pope francis questioned his faith. >> i guess you're the pope. at did the pope say? i like the pope. >> reporter: francis said a person who thinks only about building walls and not building bridges is not chrtian. the pontiff had gone to the
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migrants fleeing poverty and chaos. trump fired back. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. >> reporter: trump slammed mexican leaders who opposed a wall. >> they're using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: jeb bush a roman catholic. >> that's not an unchristian thing to to make sure people don't come across our border illegally. >> the vatican city controls who comes in and when they come in. as a result the united states has a right to do thaha as well. >> reporter: bernie sanders courted black leaders in washington. hillary clinton in las vegas last night wit union workers. so could this effect the race?
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catholics who tend to swing between voting for democrats and republicans. 3/4 of all catholics say they admire pope francis. the pope suggested that women threatened with the virus could use artificial contraception, but not abort their fetus. his comments come on the same day that health officials confirm two new cases of the zika virus in this county. that brings the total number of cases in south florida to 14. new tonight, prosecutors hoping to lock away a miami woman who killed her 30-year-old son are looking at another trial in the baby lollipops case.
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comments made by the prosecutor as a reason for their decision. jurors found cardona guilty before in two separate trials. in both trials cardona was skns sentenced to death. the south florida mother charged in the death of her 4-month-old old baby is out of jail. under her bond conditions, she'll be confined to her home with a gps ankle monitor. cops arrested her earlier this month for her development i i the death of the baby, found dead inside a freezer at her homestead house. heh! she told a baydeputy she was basing it and he slipsped out of my
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michael spears shows us some of today's busts. >> reporter: there was no hiding from the cameras thursday for these accused criminals caught by miami police. some went with a a smile. others not so quietly or politely all in cuffs. >> if there committing crime, they suffer the consequences. >> reporter: the crackdown began at 5:00 a.m. thursday morninin. >> quality of life issues, prostitution, vehicle breaking. >> reporter: officers in uniform and officers under cover. >> very happy >> reporter: this neighbor lives in the area and says the cleanup is needed. a man is accused of breaking inin at least eight cars at seven different spots. >> tell me your concerns about the area as far as problems. >> well, of course the prostitutes, of course the illegal selling of drugs. we want to cleanup the city. >> reporter: the crackdown comes amid concern about sketchy
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area. >> we don't want to s s that. >> reporter: the work here isn't just about arrests, but offering help like resources to the homeless and prostitutes. >> hopefully, we cannot only eliminate some of this crime, but deter it for the future to come. >> reporter: as far as this crackdown, it will soon move to other parts of the city. we're in miami, nbc 6 news. two important consumer alerts tonight. toyota is recalling 3.1 million vehicles here in the united states due to problems with the seat b bts. toyota says rear seat belts in both window seats could be cut during a severe frontal crash. if that happens, the belts would not restrain passengers. next on 6, the doctor is out. >> a florida teen trending on social media and making national headlines after he's accused of
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new tonight, we're hearing from e of his patients. boycottingn beyonce. another beautiful day here in south florida. just a few scattedred clouds out there, but no rain in the area. the investigators uncover a little known solution to a common problem. >> she kept calling him and calling him and he never returned to phone calls and he
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florida has thousands of people clicking on the nbc c news and weather app. >> you've heard about the teen arrested for doctor and treating real patiemts. we're hearing from one of his alleged victims and trina robinson is live in the newsroom with what she had to say. >> the teen not only took advantage of a woman who needed medical care, but he also stole money from her. anita morrison said she was vulnerable whe she found malachi love robinson. >> i would call him and he would say i'll be right over. i have just t right pill for you for the pain. >> reporter: although she was hesitant about the 18-year-old first, she brushed off the red flags. >> he made these house calls, which i thought was a little strange. >> reporter: the teenager does not feel he lied to the community. >> i think everything was a little overplayed.
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out on play after an undercover stii on thursday. prosecutors say the practice was run out of this west palm beach, florida, office building. new birth, new life billed him as doctor with ph.d. the teenager said he never took those exams because he was not trying to be a doctor. >> i've g@ne into steps that were necessary for me to become where i am now. some people may say those steps are not adequate or those steps were not the traditional route, but i've never been a traditional guy. >> reporter: anita claims he stole checks from her and forged them for cash.
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he sent him and he's going to help me and this is what turned out. >> reporter: the teenager insists the business was never officially open and the p pople who came to see him were not technically patients. >> it's pretty much like a friend to friend conversation. it's very one on one based. there really is no treatment, per se, involved. >> reporter: the teen was accused of posing as a doctor one other time while wandering the halls of a nearby hospital, but he was never charged in a crime in that incidede. live in the newsroom. nbc 6 news. tonight, the miami police union is planning to boycott miami. it is generating a lot of talk. the planned boycott is in reaction to the singer's controversial super bowl halftime performance of her new single "formation."
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attention for back up dancers sporting black panther costumes. ortiz is calling for other law enforcement label organizations to boycott beyonce's concerts across the country. the tour will kick off april 7th in marlins park havana. well, second straight day of beautiful weather here in south florida. a few more clouds this afternoon. we hahaexpected that. out in the middle of the everglades approaching the mainland monroe county line, a tiny little shower it's affecting only the alligators and such other the eperglades. take a look outside as we take a look towards downtown miami. a few scattered clouds. otherwise looking fantastic today. we've had a stronger onshore breeze.
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occurring right now, but otherwise just a really nice amp afternoon. fair weather stretch that will continue into the weekend with low humidity, pleasant temperatures to continue as well. our next storm chance doesn't happen until next week. that'll be on tuesday night. another potentially strong squall line moving through south florida, but we're many days away. these are not the current temperatures. these are this morning's minimum temperatures, including a 52-degree reading out of kendall. warmer in the florida keys and warm at miami international airport. 73 is the current reading in miami. 73 in ft. lauderdales well as in key west. we have some clouds off to our east. these are some of the ones that have been clipping our area today sliding towards the south and southwest with the wind that arted to come in off the ocean this afternoon. your forecast for the next several days calls for
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weather pattern we've seen today with sunshine and a few scattered clouds. some days will have less clouds than other. but essentially friday through sunday look to be dry with highs inhe 70s and lows in the 60s. tonight, this evening breezy with low humidity. some clouds around. temperatures dropping into the 60s and then we'll end up the night right on target for what you'd expect thisime of year. 63 degrees the overnight low. 79 degrees by the time we get to sunday. now monday, a little bit more humid. i'm going to keep showers off the forecast for now, but don't be surprisededf we get a sprinkle on monday. the next system is tuesday, late into tuesday night and maybe early wednesday. could be a strong cold front. after imoves through, temperatures would drop into the 50s towards the latter half of next week.
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commerce hosted their annualop entrepreneurial awards at the pelican. some of the honorees were jorge plasencia and eldorado furniture and the related group. congratulations to all of the nominees.
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makeover welcome back. an iconic game is getting a makeover. hasbro is revamping monopoly. it includes getting rid of the banker and the paper money that comes with it. monopoly ultimate banking only requires players to scan a credit card to exchange funds. life events will caus prices of properties to fluctuate just like real life. i don't know about that. >> i don't know either. >> i like the cash. speaking of games out there, toys are taking center stage in new york this week. >> thousands of new gadgets are
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as morgan brennan explains, the industry is bamooming. >> reporter: this is the north american toy fair. >> it's amazing that the toys are going off the shelves pretty fast. >> reporter: from a robotic dog to a barbie doll, companies are unveiling their newest gadgets. toy sales grew tover $19 billion, one of the strongest performances in years. experts hope 2016's product lineup will keep that momentum going. >> a lot of innovation from technology and traditional play coming back. >> reporter: "star wars" has helped with a number of companies benefitting from the franchise's force. legos saw a surge. >> we're building our own story. "star wars" is another one where
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with super heros. >> reporter: licensing is a big business accounting for up to 45% of the overall toy industry. 2016's film roster should cotinue to boost sale. >> justice league and "star wars" characters are expected to be big business. the news at 5:30 continues next. here's a story that's got a lot of people talking. two muslim women make headlines for their troupeip to a local synagogugu marissa bagg is live with more. >> reporter: adam, the see something, say something motto got polie involved in this case. these women are explaining why they went to places of worship in the first place. and a storm warning. new details tonight about what went down in the last moments
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new i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that workrkthere comes over and asks can i help you? and he was s shappy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story.
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i wanted to make new friends. >> two muslim women who prompted security concerns at a local synagogue say it was all a big mistake. thanks for joining us. >> the women say they're not terrorists and there's a siile
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out the miami beach synagogue. >> marissa bagg joins us live from north miami beach where these women just broke their silence. >> reporter: that's right. given what happened in paris and san bernardino, a lot of people in the surrounding neighborhoods are on high alert about what they see in their neighborhoods. police say they led to the questioning of two women with an apparent curiosity about religion. a mother and daughterands held and smiling walked into the north miami beach police department thursday ready to explain what many thought was suspicious behavior. multiple calls into police about the daughter and her mother last week concerned over their visits to local synagogues and churches. >> people are concerned when they see somebody they're not used to seein in their neighborhoods and they call the police and that's exactly what happened.

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