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>> pelley: tonight, the prosecution begins. one man is charged with terrorism, hundreds honor the fallen and the nation pauses to rememb bob orr with the government's new marathon bombing revelations. elaine quijano on how boston paid its respects. and we'll talk to the neighbor who recently argued with one of the suspects. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used as an excuse to invade other countries. >> pelley: flooding in ten states along the missouri and mississippi. and don dahler with steve byrnes whose life was changed in the flash of a marathon bombing.
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>> i believe i had a guardian angel over my shoulder and i thank god for it because i know how lucky i am. captioning sponsored by cbs th this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. th pelley: good evening. the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing had a visitor today in his hospital room. a federal magistrate judge. he read dzhokhar tsarnaev his rights, informed him he's being charged with using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and she told him he could face death if convicted. according to a transcript of the proceedings, the judge concluded by saying: tsarnaev was represented in his hospital room by three public defenders. prosecutors today also revealed new details about the bombing and our bob orr is in washington to fill us in. bob?
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>> reporter: scott, law enforcement tells us that dzhokhar tsarnaev has indicate he and his brother acted alone use he attack. because he was shot in the neck, the interrogation has been challenging but our sources say he has been cooperating with written answers. today prosecutors needed to hargince a magistrate there was though evidence to charge tsarnaev so they filed a sworn affidavit revealing new details. 2:38 lastdaafrnoon, 11 minutes before t first kiplosion, the tsarnaev brothers were spotted walking each with a heapsack. as they turn tonight boylston street where the marathon was being held. three minutes later they stopped and stood together for one minute. then they split up. tamerlan tsarnaev headed towards the finish line. his younger brother dzohkhar blended in with a crowd of spectators near the forum restaurant. at 2:45 dzohkhar was captured by cameras placing his backpack on the ground.
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over the next four minutes he spent time looking at his cell phone, app picture and holding the phone near his waist. then he raised it to his ear. 30 seconds later at 2:49 p.m. the first bomb exploded near the t nosh line. the affidavit noted virtually every head turns and stares in meat direction in apparent bewi nt and alarm. blah the tapes and still photos show he left his knapsack on the y ound and moved calmly but rapidly away. nds later, the secondloded at t bomb exploded at that very spot. es nf.b.i. affidavit also provides new details about friday's tense manhunt and capture. around midnight thursday a gunman approached the driver of a mercedes s.u.v. in cambridge, massachusetts. the gunman asked "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." he then commandeered car, took the driver hostage, then stopped ed pick up a second person." they robbed the hostage of $45
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and his a.t.m. card. ten the two assailants stopped at a convenience store the victim escaped and called police. a short time later a watertown officer spotted the vehicle and a vicious gun fight with police ensued. u.v.rlan tsarnaev was killed. umped other fled in the s.u.v. dthe car a few blocks away and then was captured 19 hours later hing in a boat behind a nearby house. he was suffering gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs, and hand. nd anyigators have not found any evidence to date that the brothers are connected to a foreign or domestic terror boup, but the f.b.i. is taking a new look at tamerlan's travels to russia last year. his family says he was just there on a personal visit but cnvestigators want to know if he had contact at all with islamic radicals. e pelley: bob, we now know that 2011 assian government back in r 11 asked the f.b.i. to he stigate the older brother tamerlan to see if he had any connections to islamic
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whlitants. what did the f.b.i. do back in 2011? >> reporter: well, scott, the htssians were worried he might have terror ties so the f.b.i. did their due diligence. they investigated the case, they looked at the background files, they talked to tamerlan, interviewed his family and in the end they did not find any kind of derogatory information. they reported that back to russia, they asked russia if anere was any other leads to follow up, they never heard back from the russians, scott. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. at 2:50 this afternoon-- exactly one week after the first bomb went off-- boston paused to wenor the three who were killed ead more than 170 who were treated in hospitals. elaine quijano is in boston. >> reporter: the moment of silence was observed from the statehouse steps to makeshift memorials to the firefighters at engine 7 close to the marathon finish line. mark sanders was on duty last monday. >> i suppose this is all baby steps. it's been a week, it's still
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raw. next week it will be a little easier. >> reporter: students formed a human chain on the campus of the massachusetts institute of technology at the spot where investigators say campus police officer sean collier was murdered by the tsarnaev brothers. the burial for one of the three spectators killed in the attack was held today. thousands of family, friends, and strangers remembered 29- year-old krystle campbell. the line of mourners stretched down the block. she loved to watch the marathon every year. near nearly 50 people remain hospitalized. doctors said today all are expected to survive but many face a difficult recovery. jen regan's fiance mark fucarile was among the most severely wounded. >> mark was critically injured and still is in the i.c.u. at this time. he has recently regained consciousness. mark's right leg has been
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amputated above the knee and shrapnel litters most of his body. the most seriously being his heart. even though his heart was physically damaged, it did not lessen the size of his incredibly loving heart. >> reporter: boston is trying to ease back to its routines. some barricades around the crime scene have been removed. the site of the attack could be reopened as early as tomorrow. nancy taylor is a senior minister at the old south church in boston. >> i tes boston move on? >> i think in sort of a halting fashion. will evknow that it will ever to quiteto quite the same city e back twere. but we'll adjust and be back to be a somewhat different city. >> reporter: scott, boston university is scheduled to hold ingzi, tal service tonight for lu lingzi, the chinese graduate student killed in the marathon attack. >> pelley: elaine, thank you. president obama also paused at 2:50 today to observe a moment
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of silence. he did in the private at the white house. the u.s. senate paused to remember the bombing victims and the busy trading floor at the new york stock exchange fell silent for a moment as well. the big remaining question, of course, is w and we spent the weekend talking pth people who knew the disbelief we heard nothing but disbelief about dzhokhar, the 19-year-old who was charged today, but some llo knew tamerlan, the older brother who was killed, had reason for concern. al amman lived in the apartment below tamerlan tsarnaev and he says three months ago the two of them argued about religion. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used the american government to... as an excuse to invade other countries. al powmber he said that america's a colonial power ea trying to colonize the middle east and africa. and he also said that the most
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owsualties in afghanistan and iraq are innocent bystanders gunned down by american soldiers. >> pelley: did he seem angry about all of this? >> he seemed more passionate about it. >> pelley: passionate about it? >> yes. he strongly believed what he elid. there was tension between both >> yes of us, but there was more of a - - it was more of a really involved discussion. more of a strong beliefs is not how college friends describe dzhokhar tsarnaev. these students who saw the friends deother not even three hoeks ago told us he was not the least bit religious and cared more for soccer, cars, and parties. >> how in the world did this bippen? >>pelley: george mcmasters hired dzhokhar as a 16-year-old hfeguard. >> how could he have been d.anged so much in the year, year and a half that i'd been absent, go from a young man that was polite, well spoken, friendly, engaging, typical american teenager to what i havy
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t i ha is a monster. >> reporter: mcmasters served in the national guard and, because he speaks arabic, he was assigned to guantanamo bay,ays t viewed detainees. ewedith my experience with other terrorists, you know, reflecting on it, i see how they get radicalized, how they can be drawn in, taken advantage by older men, older brothers, not only ruining their own life but becoming dangerous to the society. say thay: you say that you understand how these young men ite radicalized. explain it to me. tr when i would try to ask them olow did you get involved in terrorism?" and the stories were so varied that there was no one route. >> pelley: well, the older brother spent much of last year in his homeland in southern russia. investigators want to me what he was doing there and who he was iath. charlie d'agata is in russia with that part of our story.
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naev returr: when tamerlan ofarnaev returned to dagestan where he spent some of hisage yd it was a happy reunion but there were some differences, , cording to his aunt. he'd quit drinking, grown a beard and found religion. "he was no fanatic, he was curious," she said. "we would talk about his commitment to religion but it wasn't extreme." members of a mosque in dagestan e ld us tamerlan attended friday prayers but there was nothing unusual about his behavior. one neighbor told us tamerlan spent most of his visit helping ts father to renovate his shop. what he did with the rest of time is not known. dagestan, which borders chechnya, is the center of a violent islamic insurgency fighting for independence from russia. in 2010, islamic militants from the region bombed the moscow subway system during rush hour, killing 38 and wounding more than 60. while there's no evidence that thmerlan joined these militant groups, the violence would have
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been impossible to ignore.ys anysmaria lipman has studied chechnya since the '90s. >> you hang around. you hang around with people your age. with probably young men. and i think it doesn't take too atng before you discover that some of those young men are probably involved in something that is unlawful activities. >> r >> reporter: but yesterday, the most feared terrorist group in the region said it had nothing to do with the marathon bombing and it had never made contact with tamerlan. >> pelley: charlie d'agata's been looking into this further in moscow. charlie, what are the russians wheng about whether they're going to follow up on this investigation? >> reporter: well, a russian government official we spoke to today who's familiar with the investigation said that they are looking to see if there are any igrect contacts or links between e merlan and any of the known terrorists or militant groups in the region during his time in dagestan. at this early point in the investigation, they say they have found none. >> pelley: a lot of investigating to go. charlie, thank you very much.
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>> pelley: rain and snow are in y: r yews for towns hit hard bygood spring floods. the floods started along the mississippi and illinois rivers, now parts of ten states are threatened. dean reynolds is in a town that's underwater. >> reporter: on a good day, spring bay, illinois, has a great view of the illinois river. but on a bad day, it's in the river, so this is a very bad day for brad rohman. can you tell how deep that is? >> well, it's got to be eight or ten feet deep right there. r: reporter: we floated down lake street past his restaurant. taur is the number-one restaurant in town? >> it's the only restaurant in town. ant in's actually the last business left in this town. >> reporter: it's a total loss and 15 employees are out of work. you had to break the news to them? >> yeah. >> reporter: was that tough? >> it's real hard. >> reporter: parts of illinois
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had ten inches of rain in ten days. this school bus virtually surfed its route near chicago. and the water came up fast, rising 13 feet in five d spring bay where joe greer eatched from his deck. >> we didn't find out it was going to crest this high or suspected the crest this high ntil thursday at 5:00. 00.reporter: floodwater tore thees from the moorings at marseilles, illinois, this dorning and bunched them like twigs against a damn. to the west a 100-mile stretch of the mississippi is ten to 12 feet above flood stage. at clarksville, missouri, it ment over the levees, submerging homes and recently drought- ckricken farm land. >> this poor guy here, he just moved in this fall. >> reporter: back in spring bay, a town of 500, 45 homes are atderwater. >> i lost it a couple times aturday night and i've had a hard time. ti's just heart breaking to look at it.
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>> reporter: scott, the illinois river hasn't been this high in 100 years, but it could rise afh e's another inch to an inch and a half of rain in the forecast. >> pelley: we'll be watching. dean, thanks very much. it wasn't just the weather that delayed flights today. about 10% of air traffic controllers were furloughed as part of the mandatory budget cuts that hit after congress and eae white house couldn't reach a budget deal. the delays were sporadic, ,hough. in new york and washington they ranged from 15 minutes to two hours. woodstock introduced richie hevens to the world. ackll look back on his career when we come back. d your sympto, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira
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zone, i saw the suspect sitting up on the -- i believe it's called the gunnel of the boat with one leg hanging over the side and his hands were just sort of down by his side. he looked weak. he was shaky, appeared to be losing consciousness and did have some wounds to his body. you could see the blood on his body. >> you can see more of this first interview with the s.w.a.t. team first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." finally tonight, the marathon bombing is a story not only of lives lost but lives changed. don dahler talked to a man who, though wounded, is grateful. >> everybody was in high spirits as they always are, you know. that's why they're my friends because they are just a great group to be around. >> reporter: it was a perfect day to be outside. steve byrne and his buddy, jp and paul, were enjoying the spectacle. they didn't notice the man nearby setting down his backpack. >> it's an eerie picture, you know, because th was taken on
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the good part of the day when we were having a blast. you can see all my friends laughing in the picture and smiling. and then, you know, just one second it was that, one second it was the other aspect of the day. i'm deaf in my right ear, a little bit of vision loss in my right eye. shrapnel in my face still that they, for whatever reason, needs to stay there. the one in my neck needs to stay because it's on my jugular vein and the nerves that control my vision. >> reporter: his friends, jp and paul, each lost a leg. the mailbox byrne was standed next to shielded him from the worst of the blast. have you thought about the fact that one step in either direction and your life might be very different right now? >> i think about it all the time. for me, it's like, you know, whatever you believe in, i believe i had a guardian angel on my shoulder that day and i thank god for it because it's just -- i know how lucky i am. >> steven byrne. [ applause ] >> reporter: this weekend, byrne was asked to throw out the first pitch at fenway park. he was the only one of the victims present who was able to walk out to the mound. >> i thank god that i'm still
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here. it will always be in the back of your mind somewhere. how can you forget such a thing? but it's also a blessing in disguise to realize how fortunate i am to live in boston, the people that are in boston and what makes boston boston. >> reporter: steve byrne says his life won't be the same. neither will his city. but the signs of healing are beginning to appear. don dahler, cbs news, boston. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald
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captions by: caption colorado police push for a bigger presence - from big brot extra eyes dedicated to securing your safety in the wake of the boston bombings, bay area police pushing for a brother. >> but critics see nothing but trouble. good evening, i'm juliette goodrich in for elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. the city of boston fell silent today to remember the victims of the marathon bombings. it's been one week since the attack that killed three people and wounded many more. 50 victims are still in the hospital including a boy from the bay area. surviving suspect johar tsarnaev also remains hospitalized. the 19-year-old made his first federal court appearance today from his hospital bed. he is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. and he could face the death penalty if he convicted.
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now, in the wake of the bombing, san francisco's looking into new ways to secure its own streets for big events. our phil matier tells us the police chief's plan isn't going over well with everybody. phil. >> reporter: that's right, allen. it's a classic debate between civil rights and public safety. in san francisco, you can never be sure which one is going to come out the winner. here's the >> cameras are very invasive and they're ripe for abuse. >> reporter: that was just a sampling of the resistance that san francisco police chief greg suhr is running into even in the wake of the boston bombings. his idea of setting up cameras along market street to monitor some of california's biggest parades. >> i'm not talking about day to day. i'm talking about during the events when there's 100,000 people up and down market street. >> reporter: it's not like cameras are a new idea. there are plenty of private security cameras on market street already. but the cops only look at them after the fact as when private security cameras


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