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wall. >> the response came as he was flying to the vatican after he prayed at the mexican border, for those trying to droz it. he said a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not a christian. >> the wall is just the tip of an iceberg that mr. trump is not a christian. he obviously has not read a bible before -- 2 corinthians. >> trump said he would not allow christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith -- >> i'm not a fan of the pope anyway. i was raised southern baptist. >> the feud between the donald and the pope was one of the top trending stories all day on twitter. sandra schneider wrote, i was taught in school not to judge others. i believe the pope has forgotten that.
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charles cane wrote, my catholic right wing gop wife wrote, i believe the pope should stay out of politics. >> today he blamed the mexican government for turning the pope against him. >> if and when the vatican is detected by isis, and attacked, which we all know is isis's ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> now, senator ted cruz and ben carson have also vowed to build a wall if elected. according to the associated press, the u.s. government has built some 650 miles already, along the roughly 1900 mile boundary. another new cycle win for the donald. stir also today -- also today. the pone was asked if -- pope was asked if abortion or birth control could be a lesser evil
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the pontiff responded that it is a crime. but that preventing pregnancy is not evil. the zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small head. a new poll tonight, shows hillary clinton with a 1-point lead over sanders over this weekend's caucuses. clinton sat down with an interview with scott pelley that airs on tonight's cbs evening news. pele asked -- pelley asked clinton why she thought sanders and trump were polling so well. >> people feel like their government is not working for them, the economy is not working, the political system is not working. so i think people are angry. but they're also hungry for solutions. >> reporter: meanwhile, clinton's neighborhood. the vermont senator met with several leaders of major civil rights organizations. debra alfarone joins us now to tell us what it all means.
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battle to get reverend al sharpton's endorsement. sanders met with nine others at the league. it was not unlike those held tuesday. at clinton's meeting, sharpton issue said, quote, no one can deliver the black vote. but who are african americans in this area leaning towards? as the tension shifts to the south carolina priinary, where black voters will have a larger say. >> from my mind, it is absolutely incomprehensible that we have republicans of the united states senate, my colleagues in the senate, who refuse to honor the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders spoke of the water crisis in flint and weighed in on the controversy surrounding the appointment of a successor to supreme court justice antonin scalia. early this morning, hillary clinton visited workers at a laundry room inside las vegas's caesar's palace, looking for
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>> i know you're doing a hard job. >> reporter: nevada's caucus may be saturday. but it is in south carolina, that african american voters can move the needle. a new poll from monmouth university says 72% of african american voters in south carolina say clinton would do well when it comes to issues important to african americans. as opposed to 51% for sanders. here on the streets of shaw, most people we spoke to said they feel sanders has their back. >> the reason i like bernie is because, he -- i feel like he's not controlled by money. >> bernie would probably do better than african americans, i think. because i'll see what he has done simply in the dental field. he cares a lot about, as far as people who don't have the resources they need. >> reporter: but not everyone agrees. >> that's what i waited for. with hillary, i think, as a woman. i think it's a good progress really. >> and speaking of barack obama, it wasn't until after
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sharpton started dropping strong hints that he began endorsing him for president. it's interesting to to see what could happen and how he is going to back someone. >> and keeping with response -- the suspense. sharpton said he will decide by this weekend on whether to endorse sanders or clinton or maybe neither one. for more, check out our free wusa 9 app. tomorrow, learning -- honoring the late justice antonin scalia. a casket will arrive just before 9:30 a.m. for a private ceremony. u.s. supreme court officers will serve as pallbearers and former law clerks will serve as honor earn pallbearers. but the role of those clerks will not end there. >> justice scalia's clerks will stand vigil in the great hall with justice scalia. for 24 hours, they'll be with him there, the whole time, day
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>> afterward, the public is invited to pay respects,. a funeral mass gets around way at the basilica of the national shrine in northeast d.c. right now, we've got breaking news from hawaii, where a tourist helicopter crashed in pearl harbor. this video shows the chopper as it went down the uss arizona memorial. there were five people on board. the 16-year-old is said to be in critical condition tonight. everyone else is said to be okay. witnesses said they noticed smoke coming from the tail shortly before that crash. good samaritans jumped into the water to help pull people out of the chopper. president barack obama confirmed on twitter today, that he's going to cuba next month. it will be the first trip to cuba by a sitting u.s. president in more than a half century. president obama says the visit will advance efforts to restore ties with the communist nation and directly -- plans to directly raise human rights issues with a castro-led government. this trip isn't sitting well
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with all americans. especially those opposed to restoring relations with cuba. one republican congresswoman called this absolutely shameful. legislation, slapping north korea with more sanctions. new sanctions further punish north korea for its missile launch. new clue as to the suspects who beat a highly-decorated marine veteran yesterday. >> d.c. police released this surveillance video of three suspects wanted for takes a marine at a mcdonald's. christopher marquez said he was heating there when a team came up and started harassing them. when he left, he was assaulted and robbed. if you have any information about the teens in this video, please call d.c. police. maryland's highest court has agreed to put on hold, all police officer trials connected to the death of freddie gray. e
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attorney's office anied a delay, until they determine whether officer william porter can be required to testify against fellow officers facing trial. porter did go. he does face a retrial later this year. the court of appeals is scheduled to take up the matter, early next month. coming up, police arrest two men in the murder of a high- profile jail informant. up next. new information about a child porn case that has rocked prince george's county. a little colder tonight. in fact, some upper teens in the suburbs. 19 in about frederick. 18 in martins burg. 20 in hagerstown. 27 downtown. and 26 in silver spring. and 25 in fairfax. we'll talk about clouds rolling in tomorrow. that's going to affect the forecast for friday night. and a weekend and of course the storm next week.
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now to the teacher accused of abusing students. investigators say they found some 80 different videos to deontae caraway's storage card. right now, they're trying to out who is in them and where they were recorded. a record, by the way, that was missed by prince george's county schools when they hired him. sources say when caraway was 12, he sexually assaulted a 44- year-old man. they'ril
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that old fire -- file on the 10- year-old i case. a mysterious case on a jailhouse informant from leesburg has been apparently solved tonight. >> two men, eric garrett and 26- year-old mohammed are charged with murdering osama elatari. he was found dead from a gunshot wound in his dodge pickup truck. police believe he was killed wednesday when the suspects robbed him. another inmate confessed to him about several murders. one is a cold case that has now been solved. >> there anything that connects his death to that or not? >> no, at this time, there's nothing to indicate that this connects to that trial at all. or in any way to his past. life which is rather colorful. >> he was supposed to testify in jorge torres's trial for killing two little girls. their
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elatari produced new evidence for a secret jailhouse recording. coming up, we're going to show and tell you how the lo
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dr. martin luther king jr. once complained that our places of worship are amongst the most segregated in our country. in our survey, we found that to be mostly true, but not on the national holiday, honoring the late civil rights leaderment >> welcome. >> reporter: at washington hebrew congregation, hundreds of people of different faiths gathered to do some good. >> i'm here so i can help people who have no food. i think it's really important to give back. >> reporter: it was the martigein luther -- martin luther king national holiday. and they were facing a host of vol teshes. >> this package has five meals. >> reporter: chopped salads. sort clothing. >> i want to make sure that they look pretty. >> reporter: the 164-year-old jewish congregation. rabbi was rom nent in the -- prominent
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movement. >> rabbi marched in cell -- selma with dr. king. >> they marched in solidarity with the islamic community. >> i'm a child of the holocaust survivor. if the doors of america had been shut down, i wouldn't be here. we can't close our borders. that's not what america is all about. >> we can either go and hide, or we can show people who we are and what we really do. >> he felt compelled to hep up -- open up his mosque to those from paris. >> it gets to me a little bit. but organizations like this. and making sure we're in the community. and we're showing people that we're just regular people. >> reporter: the influential washington interfaith conference rallies around the community. >> a bottom line concern for any interfaith group is to protect the rights of us, to each of our faiths to pray d
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discuss a few important issues. including martin luther king's observations that sunday worship services have been this country's most segregated hour. >> i don't know if i agree with that. black churches allowed anyone to come into our churches. we bu we weren't allow -- but we weren't allowed to go into other churches. >> religious doesn't only take place on sunday mornings. >> why do men hold most, if not all top positions in most religions? >> every religion is different. in our hindu religion, we don't see women as priests. >> i'm a rabbi. and i know many don't recognize that. and they're free to have that opinion and i'm free to just ignore them. >> reporter: finally, what is their instruction to those who might object on religious grounds? abortion, gay marriage, the death penalty. >> you do
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conscience, in terms of what is the thing that you want to follow. and at the same time, we are hoping that as religious folks, we have given them the value system to make those judgments. >> reporter: coming up on wusa 9news at 7:00, this man chooses to spend 14 hours a day alone in a room, praying. his story tonight on faith in our town. on your only local news at 7:00. demolition of the old st. elizabeth hospital is under way. d.c. mayor muriel bowser. in its place, a new 5,000-feet arena, which will become the new practice facility for the washington wizards. the district street cars will start carrying passengers this week, a week from saturday. and fairs will be free for now. they will run along the h street corridor and northeast.
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beautiful weekend. i'm already thinking about that. because it's friday eve. >> true. fair enough. >> it's not often in february, you can plan some stuff to do outdoors. go down to see the international nall. >> go -- mall. >> go see if the street cars are running. >> exactly. exactly. and we're talking near 60 both days. let's do first things first. 3-degree guarantee today. i think i'm okay. we're at 41 for a high. actual high, we'll let you know what we did tonight at 11:00. and you can download our app. it's free. live look outside. national harbor there. 36. dew points way down at 10 degrees. so the pretty dry air mass. much colder air mass. winds north at 15. they will subside overnight. there's a warm front pushing through the plain states. and a lot of these clouds are going to roll in here tomorrow. not going to produce any snow or rain. we'll start off clear tonight. then these clouds roll in a little after dawn and be with us, generally all of friday morning. we're in pretty good
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and right now, we're still generally clear. clouds won't roll in for a while. so because of that, even colder tonight. teens north and west. bus stop temperatures, 18 to 34. and just chilly friday. although a lot of clouds, primarily in the morning. milder over the weekend. temps around 60. clear skies to start tonight. 27, leesburg at 10:00. 26 at manassas. 29 downtown. and about 27 in fairfax and 26 in silver spring. by morning, we're in the low 20s in the suburbs. even a few teens here and there. we're looking at 21 in frederick. 19 or so, olney. and 21 in gaithers burg. here come the clouds. 9:00. temperatures in the low 20s and 30s. they begin to give way. and temperatures go back in the mid to possibly upper 40s. so on the day planner. 20s to start. 36 by 11:00. 41, mostly cloudy by 1:00 p.m. saturday, great. the better of the two weekend days, by the way. more sunshine. 59. same temp on sunday. but showers are possible in th
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next seven days, monday, we're in pretty good shape. a shower possible in the morning. clouds come in on tuesday. mainly a wednesday, wednesday night into thursday storm. it's weaker. it's farther east, which means a little colder air. so we'll say snow and/or rain. back to 47 next thursday. >> this weekend, can you believe it? flirting with 60s. >> wizards make a move, huh? >> we weren't sure if they were going to. but came down to the deadline. i know you're not impressed. winter starts the second half of their season. three spots out of a play-off spot. and they're hoping their new acquisition will give them a
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the clock was ticking down. we weren't sure in -- if the wizards were going to make any moves. but they pulled off a trade to acquire keith morris from the phoenix suns. they sent a protected first round pick. and two players. mois has been nothing but trouble. but wizards brass believe the trouble is behind them. they spoke to the media today, and yes, he is doing his interview on a hover board. >> he's ready to move on. and you know, my time here was great. behavior me a chance to play here. and dr
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>> never seen it done like that before. the wizard give a boost in the second half of the season. wiz return to the court. hosting utah jazz for their first game since the all-star break. >> we just have to approach it one game at a time. knowing that our season is at stake. knowing we have to do whatever it takes. it's still possible for us to be able to mick this jump -- make this jump. we have to have an eager desire to want to make noise these last 31. and move it into the play-offs. >> all begins tonight. the maryland terrapins begin their push to the post season as well. tonight, they're on the road, looking for a bounce-back victory. of course, they'll be without diamond stone. they don't see that as a big deal. saturday's loss to wisconsin wasn't really the gut punch kind. mark turgeon said it's not the end of the world. and describes their approach to facing minnesota tonight. we didn't
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helped us. it's been more mental than anything else. and getting back on the floor and practicing and trusting each other. that's what it comes down to. was it a good time? yeah. it's better now than in march. it gives us time to kind of regroup and hopefully finish strong. >> reporter: the key is to get that victory. after the terps return home sunday to host michigan at 1:00, join us at 11:30, for game on, as we previewed the big game, alongside johnny holiday and gary williams. your opinion. the other wizards -- are the wizards a better team? >> you look at humphreys and blare. they haven't really done much. if morris can come in and put gol of this behind them, he can
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>> pelley: now it's a holy war between trump and the pope. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> pelley: also tonight, two days before the nevada caucus, a personal side of hillary clinton. >> my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no room for cowards in this house." >> pelley: a hospital pays ransom to hackers to get its computers back. and from football to footlights. >> i got good feet. >> pelley: a former nfl star pulls off the play of a lifetime ♪ it may sound odd, but all i care about is love captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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