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from the captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, march 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the hunt for a terrorist. belgium and the rest of europe are on alert after tuesday's bombings in brussels. this morning, the search is on for this man, believed to be one of the bombers who carried out the attacks. we should not be allowing anyone to come to this country that we cannot vet to make sure
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islamic terrorism. >> the last thing we need, my friends, are leaders who incite more fear. and terror becomes the focus on the campaign trail, as voters in three states head to the polls. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the latest announcement from isis following the brussels bombings is a dire threat, promising what is coming is worse and more bitter. yesterday's deadly bombings rattled europe and shut down the belgian capital. this surveillance photo shows suicide bombers. they were brothers known to police are looking for the third man wearing the hat who was being sought before yesterday's attack and is believed to be the bomb maker, also involved in last year's paris attacks. three bombs killed at least 31 people and injured about 250
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the first victim to be identified is ruiz of peru. she was at the airport with her johnathan vigliotti begins our coverage from brussels. >> reporter: brussels airport remains closed for the second day in a row. the city of brussels, though, is slowly coming back to life. we have been garbage trucks taking their daily routes and we have seen cars on the streets and people walking on the sidewalks and buses packed with people heading to work. much different scenario what unfolded yesterday where a block away from the train station that came under attack. you can see it is still closed, but police here on the scene, as they continue their investigation. all of this unfolding, of course, as police continue their search for at least one suspect that remains at large. [ screaming ] >> reporter: passengers ran in panic after a bomb exploded in the departures area of brussels
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morning. a second blast followed. >> it was very loud. it was not something that sat on the ground or something. it was -- you felt kind of shocked. >> reporter: belgian police say these are the suspects. investigators believe the two men in black blew themselves up. they wore gloves that may have hid detonators and a hundred for the man in white wearing a hat. an hour later, a bomb tore through a subway station that serves the european parliament. >> we received a big blast of air and the train stopped. >> reporter: people scrambled through the dark tunnels to safety. belgian security forces have been conducting raids here in brussels and one of them, investigators say they found an explosive device with nails, chemicals, and an isis flag. americans are among the injured. knocked 37-year-old sebastian bellin to the ground.
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basketball in michigan. the phone. >> he saw people dead and people dying, so that -- i'm sure that will stay with him for the rest of his life. >> reporter: belgian's prime minister warned more attacks could be coming. he has called for three days of official mourning. the u.s. state department has issued a travel advisory for all of europe, warning u.s. citizens to be vigilant. in brussels, johnathan vigliotti, cbs news. the attack in brussels came just days after the arrest of salah abdeslam, the suspected during the raid that netted abdeslam, authorities announced they were looking for another man, najim laachroui. we know he is linked to tuesday's attacks. allen pizzey is in brussels with more on that. allen, authorities are aware of the three men they found on surveillance building they knew
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maker. what can you tell us about these three men? >> reporter: well, the two men who were seen in the video believed to be the suicide bombers were known to the belgian police but the police said no link to terrorism. however, laachroui is another case altogether. apparently, his dna was found in an apartment used by the paris attackers. he is directly linked to that. they think he may well be the master bombmaker. he traveled to hungary last year with salah abdeslam to paris for the terrorist attacks there. authorities are arriving here to work with their european counterparts, specifically to look at the bomb and how it was made, because the more they found out about the specifics of the bomb, the expertise that went into it, the more clues
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and they can trace back perhaps to where he got the bits' pieces but it's a long, slow process. >> since friday, belgium has been on high alert but they weren't able to stop what happened yesterday. i'm wondering if the people of brussels are beginning to lose faith in the fact that authorities may or may not be able to protect them? >> i think that would be a natural thing, although people here do realize also this is a very difficult thing to do. you simply can't find everybody all the time. it's interesting. i was here after the paris bombings and this city was on a stage iv alert level and streets were closed and no available here. and today behind there is lots of traffic and kid are going to school and public transport, with the exception of the line that was bombed, is open and running. people are being weary and cautious and they, obviously, want their political and security people to get a handle on this, but i think europe is
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it's going to happen. you're not going to be able to stop it all and it can take all of the sensible precaution they can and get on with life and that is the way that you kind of hit back at them. now there will be a minute of silence here today, later on in the morning, to honor those who were killed but then people will get right back to business. they are nervous, but they are not running scared. >> we saw that in paris and i guess we're seeing it now in brussels. allen pizzey, thank you very much. dozens of americans were caught in the chaos of tuesday's attacks. it's unclear whether any u.s. citizens were killed or how many were hurt. but some who survived the attacks are sharing their stories, while others are waiting word from their loved ones. >> i was in line to check in and she was sitting in the seat with her husband waiting for me to finish. [ inaudible question ] >> i have no idea where she is. >> reporter: the family of justin and stephanie schultz haven't heard from the couple
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airport. they were dropping off stephanie's mother at the airport when the terrorists struck. justin's brother says the state department told his family, the tennessee couple is not on a casualty list. >> this is a picture of them running through the airport after the blast. >> reporter: quinnipiac university students here were in the airport for about ten minutes before the blast went off. after flagging down a car outside the airport, the students spent the night at a u.s. embassy worker's home and say they are continuing their trip through europe. >> she is telling us she is planning on continuing her trip because if she doesn't, they win! so she's going. >> reporter: three american mormon missionaries were hurt in the airport explosions. it was not the first brush of terrorism for one of them. 19-year-old mason wells was a block away from the finish line at the 2013 boston marathon when
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his home mission at paris when last year's attacks happened. the family of one of the other missionaries joseph empey says he is in good spirits. >> we love him a lot and excited to see him again and hope he gets all the way better. >> the defense department says an air force family of six were taken to the hospital. some some were hurt at the airport. the unidentified air force service member is stationed at a base in the netherlands. johnson says no incredible intelligence pointing to an attack in the u.s. but the brussels bombings stepped up security in this country. extra security was deployed at major airports and transit hubs across the u.s. security officials are considering additional screening for air travelers coming from belgium into the u.s. president obama is in argentina this morning and arrived in buenos aires overnight. after ending his historic trip
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before leaving, havana, he attended a baseball game between the tampa bay rays and the cuban national team. the president was asked if he would skip the game, given the attacks in belgium. >> they can't defeat the world. they can't produce anything. they don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of muslims or the vast majority of people around the world. what they can do is scare and make people afraid. and disrupt our daily lives and divide us. and as long as we don't allow that to happen, we are going to be okay. >> mr. obama said the brussels attack is the latest example of why the entire world must unite to fight terrorism. cbs news coverage of the attacks in brussels continues on "cbs this morning." we have a team of correspondents in europe. plus a look at the security status in the u.s. now to the race for the white house, where, this morning, both front-runners maintain comfortable lead but they failed to dominate yesterday's race.
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republican primary in arizona. and all of its 58 delegates. but ted cruz scored a key victory winning utah's gop caucus and appears to be on track to take all 40 of its efforts to get enough delegates to clench the nomination. on the democratic side, bernie sanders won the idaho and utah caucuses where there was such a huge turnout that voters had to hillary clinton easily won the arizona primary. brussels and how to respond to isis dominated the campaign trail. don champion has that part of the story. >> anywhere where there is a local of radicalization and where there is an expanding presence of radical islamic terrorism, we need law enforcement resources directed there and national security the object to is to keep
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states needs a president to stand up to its enemies and donald trump agreed. trump insisted the u.s. should scale back its commitment to nato and suggested that the belgium attack could have been prevented if torture was used on last year's paris attack. >> he'll talk a lot faster with torture. if he would of talked, you might not have had to blow up all of these people dead and all of these people horribly wounded. >> reporter: last night, hillary clinton said now is not the time to panic. >> we can't throw out everything we know about what works and what doesn't and start torturing people. what donald trump, ted cruz, and others are suggesting is not only wrong, it's dangerous. >> reporter: and bernie sanders said america should not isolate itself in the world. >> we will destroy isis through
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led by the muslim nations themselves. >> reporter: this morning the nation's largest muslim civil rights condemned cruz's call for surveillance, saying it sends an alarming message to muslims. hillary clinton will give a speech on counterterrorism later today in california. >> thank you, don. coming up on the "morning news." presidential politics gets personal. gop front-runner donald trump threatens to spill the beans on the wife of ted cruz. plus the unusual effort to down from a tree. this is the "cbs morning news." when heartburn hits fight back fast tums smoothies starts dissolving your tongue and neutralizes stomach acid
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you can see a screw in the chest of an x-ray of a bombing victim. the patient is being treated at a military hospital north of brussels. the toronto star is reporting the death of former mayor rob ford. his drinking and drug use made headlines during a scandal-filled four-year term. ford died of cancer. he was 46 years old. the suspension of a fraternity at purdue. the university closed the sigma phi epsilon chapter until 2020. members broke rules of a probationary period that involved drugs and drinking and a hazing. wives have a new role in the battle between two presidential candidates. ahead, how a tv ad sparked a twitter war involving the spouses of donald trump and ted cruz. now it's time.. to bring that strength to your tooth enamel. p new colgate enamel health p mineral repair toothpaste. p it strengthens weakened enamel p
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donald trump tweeted the following on tuesday liein' ted cruz just used a picture of melania from a gq ad. he was upset from an ad backing cruz. it shows revealing images of former model melania trump from 16 years ago. cruz responded tweeting the picture of your wife is not from us. donald, if you try to attack heidi, you're more of a coward than i thought with the #classless. the world pays tribute to the attacks in belgium. ahead, landmarks in europe and also in america light up to honor the victims of the terror attacks. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. go paperless don't stress, girl i got the discounts that you need it's a balancing act, but i got to give the people
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dry woodlands are posing a challenge for firefighters this morning in northwest oklahoma. they are battling a grass fire that stretches for 20 miles. the flames have jumped across the state border into kansas. the brussels attack sent airline and travel-related stocks lower in u.s. markets. the airport bombs highlight concerns about security at airports. americanairlines and delta both fell in trading tuesday. cruise operators royal caribbean and carnival were both down, and so were travel websites, priceline and speedia. cities are paying tribute to brussels bombings. eiffel tower was lit up in the belgium flag on tuesday in . a crowd gathered for a vigil in new york's union square. >> we are here to show that even if we are far away from belgium,
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and we are with them for this event. >> the empire state building went dark and the spire of one world trade center turned black, yellow, and red. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," republican candidate ted cruz. this is the "cbs morning news." flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. flonase changes everything. our clothes can stretch out in the wash, ruining them forever. protect your clothes from stretching, fading, and fuzz. ...with downy fabric conditioner... it helps protect clothes from the damage of the wash. so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner.
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>> breaking overnight we are learning new information about the suspected terrorists. >> a shooting leaves one man in the hospital. the search on to find the person who pulled the trigger. >> let's bring in candace and amy. >> good morning. >> we'll have a details in a moment. >> warmer yesterday for
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normal for this time of year. we have been on a roller coaster ride. our warmest temperature at 74. so far we should get up to 80 degrees. as we look at current conditions, we are a bit on the cool side. mid 50's around town. upper 40's the further knot you go. in ocala, 45 degrees. 47 in palm coast. both yays were in the 30's yesterday morning. about 52 in sanford. we are having some issues when it comes to our data plots in cocoa beach. comparing it to about 24 hours ago, running between 4 and 14 degrees warmer today than we were yesterday. the warming trend will continue throughout the next couple of days. the reason for this warming trend is because our winds are starting to make their way in offshore. they'll move in from the northeast, a bit more from the east and the southeast for tomorrow. that's when we'll see a better chance of rain, that increase in stability as well as the
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not much in the way of cloud cover. that is taking control across most of the southeast. as we take you hour by hour. we can plan out your day. heading out to the parks, by lunchtime in the 70's. more sunshine than cloud cover. by 8:00 a.m. this morning, we should be about 54 degrees. overnight lows into the 50's. we'll see a better chance of rain and warmer temperatures in time for easter weekend. i'll have more details on that coming up. now let's see the traffic alert in the napleton traffic center. >> thank you so much. we have a big issue working out in brevard. we have a couple of semi trucks involved in an accident we have southbound lanes closed on the southbound side of i-95 around mile marker 187 by the pineda causeway. they are detouring cars off the roadway.
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gallie and you can access 95 south. be prepared for the delay to grow as we get further into the morning commute. that is your first check on traffic. first, your morning news begins right now. now. now. >> we know the identity of two attackers in the attack in brussels. >> a shooting in orange county sends one man to the hospital. we are live with the search for the suspect. >> treated to an amazing coast on the space coast. what they had to say about the night launch coming up. >> it is 5:00 a.m. i'm david hall. >> thank you for joining us early. kind of busy out there. >> unfortunately, yeah, we have a pretty big issue on 95 around the melbourne area.
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during the early morning hours, we had semi trucks which collided. your southbound lane of i-95 are closed down. we don't have an estimate as to when this should be reopening. you'll have to plan ahead, even though it is early so we are not seeing many cars on the roadway at all, still extra time because there is a detour set up around 187 by that closure area. that is over by the pineda causeway. they are bricking you to route 1 and eventually to 95 south. we'll watch how this delay grows as we get further towards rush hour. we have that and we have construction as well this morning. take a look at this on the eastbound side of the roadway, just a little bit of work by the 408 ramp that is wrapping up. that is your look at traffic. >> turning to weather, starting


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