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now that the president of the united states has come and gone. >> reporter: just before 4:00 this afternoon, president obama came to pay respects to the late justice. the president said nothing, merely bowing his head in apparent prayer before scalia's casket. the eight justices were here this morning to greet the casket when it arrived, carried by supreme court police. all day long, scalia's former clerks have kept vigil over his body. as mourners like nicole russell, who brought her three small children, filed past. >> i thought it was important for them to show respect and honor to someone who will influence how they live, even if they don't quite understand that yet. >> reporter: and just across the street from here, the politics of pick scalia's replacement. today, president obama reached out to the senate about his timetable for selecting a replacement. and the white house said that the president would be spending a signific
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together his -- to put together his short list. garrett haake, wusa 9. >> justice scalia's funeral will be held tomorrow morning. it will be taking place at the basilica of the immaculate conception. the white house instead is sending vice president biden because he has a personal relationship with the scalia family. we're going to be streaming justice scalia's funeral live. and our free wusa 9 app. trending today on facebook. the vatican said pope francis was not trying to attack donald trump or sway voters. the pope in answering a reporter's question, said someone who wants to build wall is -- walls is not christian. he didn't refer to trump, but subsequent media accounts did. trump has repeatedly called for a wall responded that it was disgraceful for them
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question a person's faith. the pontiff advocates building bridges not walls. the debate over whether canadian-born ted cruz can become president is now heading to court. lawsuits challenging his eligibility have been filed in illinois, indiana, new york and alabama. donald trump has also threatened to sue. cruz and legal experts say he is eligible because his mother was a u.s. citizen when he was born. today is the last day of campaigning before tomorrow's south carolina republican presidential primary. front runner donald trump holds a 5-point lead in the latest polls. ted cruz has narrowed that gap. and some undecided voters. trump's temperament could be a problem. >> if he really wishes february a leader, he needs to learn humility and how to speak politely and peacefully to people. >> we're going to see a good response by voters. >> reporter: polls in south
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from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. nevada holds its democratic caucus tomorrow. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are campaigning there today. clinton once held a big lead in nevada. but sanders has now closed the gap. both candidates reporting that latinos, who make up more than 25% of that state's population. >> i have a lot of concerns who currently are undocumented and have the talent and the ability to go to college. but they're not able to because they can't pay for it. so that's at stake here in this election. >> reporter: nevada's largest labor union, the culinary union, is not endorsing any candidate this year. but nevada will hold its republican caucus on tuesday. for up-to-the minute results on tomorrow's republican and democratic contests, you can download our free wusa 9 app. surveillance video captured a decorated d.c. veteran, being beaten and rob. >> -- robbed. >> sharing what his road to recovery looks
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with wusa 9's debra alfarone. >> chris marquez said he is having short-term memory problems and he suffered a concussion. but what he said he won't be able to forget is what happened in front of this mcdonald's, one week ago. >> it was very cowardly. >> if you could say anything to them, what would you say? >> you will get caught. and you will go to jail. and you haven't accomplished anything. the more i see this video, i get kind of angry because how i was assaulted from behind. >> reporter: and robbed, then kicked when he was down. police are looking for the young men seen on this video. marquez says the young men confronted him inside this mcdonald's, on e street northwest, blocks from the verizon center. about the black lives matter movement. >> they were basically just trying to start a fight. they were trying to have a reason to attack me. like they plainly targeted me because of who i was. >> reporter: marquez says he has a lot
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his future. a go fund me account has been set up by a man who doesn't even know him. he also says a cabbie helped him off the sidewalk and took him home the night he was beaten and robbed. all signs, he says, of good prevailing over bad. >> the majority of americans are great people. and that's why i love this country. i have no regrets about anything in my life. >> reporter: police say that if you have any information at all that might help them catch the young menu can see in that surveillance video, to give them a call. they say all tips will be kept confidential. by the verizon center, debra alfarone. >> and that go fund me page is worth $10,000 so far. can you find the information on our free wusa 9 app. 35-year-old darren wint was indicted earlier this week, on 20 felony charges, including murder, kidnapping extortioner and arson.
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sovoplous. he thought killing a witness would help him get away with a heinous double murder. but tonight, brian mayhugh and his coconspirators have finally been convicted of all three deaths. mayhugh headerred -- -- headerred them to kill his uncle. you can see them follow niko into a pleasant apartment. where they shot him as he stood in his mother's doorway, december 2012. holding the 2-year-old son. then you see them running away. prosecutors ran a taped phone call, and celebrated his death. may be coming home, man. >> brian mayhughs doesn't care about anybody but brian mayhughs. scheming, conniving and just ruthless. he has no heart.
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>> brian mayhugh and his coconspir tor, stanley winston and anthony cannon, are all looking at the possibility of life terms at sentencing. that's going to happen tuesday. we're looking for --a a crash. thereto yeefn -- the 37-year- old lost control of his leased tractor-trailer and crashed at the scene. according to state records, frampton's driving record, included nearly 50 traffic and safety violations, dating back to 2012, including driving a truck with bad tires. suspect brakes and faulty safety lines. investigators have not determined a causfor today's crash. a case of the affluenza teenager, being moved to adult court. ethan couch was 16 at the time of the drunken driving crash that killed four people. he avoided
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lawyer argued his wealthy parents coddled him. he could face 120 days in jail. and if he violates his probation again, couch could get up to 10 years in prison for each crash victim. a shooting on the las vegas strip killed two people. and tonight, police are searching for those shooters. it all started with a fight involving two women at the miracle mile shops in planet hollywood. and ended at the cosmopolitan hotel. two died. investigators are also looking over surveillance video to figure out what happened. coming up, hover boards come under fire from the good government. -- federal government. and donald trump calls for a boycott of apple. and how does 20 degrees warmer tomorrow sound? really, a touch of spring. look at this. 61 downtown. 60 in gaithersburg. even hagerstown and martin burg should top ute at over 60. we'll tell you which showers
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apple has a week to decide if it will help the government hack into a phone. apple is refusing to follow the order. apple says developing the technology the government wants would leave millions vulnerable to hackers.
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federal government is cracking down on hover boards. they will recall or seize hover boards that don't meet safety standards. it is linked to some 52 fires across the country. says the dangers come from their batteries that can overheat and burst into flames. maryland lawmakers argue over the controversial physician-assisted suicide legislation. the death with dignity bill say patients who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their life with dignity. but a number of groups, including the catholic church, oppose that bill. >> we're talking middle class white people really like this bill. but there are a lot of people who don't fit in that category who are afraid of it and should be. >> death can be particularly painful. i would like to have this option to ease my suffering.
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quietly defeated last session in maryland. five states, oregon, washington, california, vermont and montana, now allow physician-assisted suicide. still ahead in our series, faith in our town. american-born muslims, after serving in the u.s. military, find they are not exempt from the backlash caused by islamic radicals. i'm going to have that story. up next, u.s. warplanes
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a libya training camp today, killing dozens. the air strikes near the tunisian border, likely killed a top isis terrorist. and there were indications a terrorist tack attack was -- attack was being plan said. the u.s. does confirm a man stabbed to death in the west bank is an american citizen. the israeli military says two palestinian teenagers attacked. wiseman in a super market yesterday. the teens were shot and wounded by a bystander. the state department condemned the attack, saying terrorist has no justification. the pew research center says
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growing in the world. the violence of extremist muslim groups have put followers of islam at the center of political and social debate in this country. this week, we go inside a d.c. mosque, where american-born muslims are being targeted. but they and their neighbors are not backing down to the extremists, nor the protestors. >> you will never have faith until you practice on each other. >> a convert to islam, like many of the men and women who come the required 5 times a day to pray. an uncle who saved his mother and probably young to leave, introduced him to islam. >> i still don't have that father figure in my life. so he started being that for me. and i started going with him what he called the temple. >> reporter: then another
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decision he made. he joined the united states air force. he served in the military for 30 years and helped start the first american muslim missionary office of military affairs. he retired from the air force, as a chief master sergeant, e- 3. >> how do you feel about the fear, aimed at your faith. >> donald trump is calling on a complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> i think they got it wrong. most of the ones i'm hearing from. they don't really have the right to make those kind of judgments. i put my life on the line for 30 years. where were you? and even some of the politicians? where were they? >> reporter: neighbors stepped in, posting signs outside the mosque, calling it a no-hate
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had over 150,000 men and women under his command. >> when i hear about the criticism of religion, i know it's totally understandable that we need to do a better job in educating folks. >> he's been in the community for nearly 80 years. it's becoming a one-stop center for services. area seniors count on a midday program that runs with the local government. >> brother, religion has nothing to do with the program. >> they say r say most are occurring within the african american community. many come from christian backgrounds. namamohammed was born muslim. >> for me, it's always been just a practice. just an everyday day ever navigating through -- everyday way of navigating through the choices i make. >> the imam concludes that all should speak out and act against terrorism. >> there are muslims, if they just stand up together to
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out. and it is evil. >> just a footnote. federal government allows followers of islam to stop work and leave if necessary five times a day to pray. it's not paid leave. they have to make that time up. it's now the law of the land. same sex marriage. but for many couples, the law of their religion still says it's a sin. debra alfarone takes us within the struggle in the united methodist church. >> always watching. always tracking. wusa 9's first alert weather. d.c.'s most accurate. >> i can feel it coming. i feel that warmness coming now. right? >> it's just on the other side of the mountains. base temperatures a little on the weekend. still have showers on tap for us over the weekend. keep that in mind, if you're making plans. 3-degree guarantee. feeling pretty good today.
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models were all over the place. i went 43 favoring the colder of the two models. we'll see how we did tonight. live look outside. through our michael and son weather cam. down to 39. dew points are still pretty low. and the winds are south/southeast at 9. but we have clouds rolling in. and we're looking at really a much -- i hate to say milder, but not as cold tonight. it was 18 this morning at dulles. we'll hold in the 30s, which is not that bad for february. warm weekend. outdoor plans are safe. but saturday will be better. afternoon showers on sunday. sometime maybe as early as 1:00. maybe holding off as late as 4:00, depending where you are. farther north and east, will be a little later. rain tuesday and wednesday. still pouring over the models. okay. could start as a little snow. could end as snow west of town the for the most part, it's 95% rain right
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still watching. 10:00 clouds. 38 downtown. 37 in silver spring. and by 7:00 in the morning. not bad at all. we're starting out at 40. that's pretty good. 39 in fredericksburg. looking at 39 also at dumfries and dale city. and a few clouds roll in. but not a huge deal. now at 10:00, we're 45 in hagerstown and 50 in winchester and then by lunchtime, we're back up to the upper 50s and around 60. and yes, you could actually grill out tomorrow if you wanted to. day planner looks like this. 40 to start. 51 by 11:00. and 58 by 1:00 p.m. again a mix of sun and clouds. there arureioshowers sunday. but still near 60. and monday, not bad. 51 with sunshine. next seven days, again, won't muddy the waters with a flake here or there. mainly rain, tuesday and wednesday. chilly next thursday and friday with highs back into the 40s. >> thank you, top. the man at the heart of the man's infamous choking incident speaks out tonight for the first time. >> you me
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jonathan paplebalm. coming up in
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you guys all remember this? this is the choke that was the headlines choke around the world. everyone knows about it. nationals pitcher jonathan paplebaum, he attacks the star
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fielder bryce harper. >> yes. scandscandal began when they left him on the team's roster. ironically his old team. closer took issue with harper. paplebaum pushed him against the wall. last week, harper said he hopes panelbaum wins the cy young award. i guess he really forgive him. we don't know what paple baum was thinking before. >> me and bryce, we're good. like i said, i've apologized to him, apologized to my teammates. and you know, i want to apologize to the fans and the coaches and everyone included. and i think that, you know, with what happened last year, you know, i was in the wrong. and it should have never went down that way. and i understand that. and i had a lot of time this off season to reflect on that. you know? i've had three
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think about it. so i'm not a perfect human being. i'm an imperfect person, living in an imperfect world. >> he says all the right things. a lot of people are wondering, why is he still on the roster? so the nationals must believe in him as a closer. and so there he stays. and the two guys at the heart of it seem good with each other. >> everybody will be watching. >> i hope he stays on his best behavior. but he had to address it. it's the beginning of spring training. and if he didn't address address it now, people would be asking the entire year. >> innocent it true that -- isn't it true that they can
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>> pelley: pax romana. >> i think he's a terrific person. >> pelley: trump makes peace with the pope on the eve of a critical weekend for both parties in the presidential race. also tonight, law enforcement's battle for access to the cell phones of criminal suspects. remembering author harper lee, and her american classic. >> it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. >> pelley: and steve hartman, when a young boy summoned the police, they responded in force. >> i didn't know it was going to be this big, really. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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