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take care, >> pelley: the mysterious death of prince. the autopsy is complete. >> there was nothing at all that indicated an obvious trauma. >> pelley: also tonight, the superstar is mourned and celebrated. >> this morning we played "purple rain" and "delirious," just to get warmed up. >> pelley: eight members of an ohio family have been murdered execution style. the trump persona-- his campaign calls it an act. cruz calls it a lie. and a special kind of love. >> i find anything that can't regulate its own body temperature endearing. >> pelley: steve hartman "on the road." >> should be rivetting. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"
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with scott pelley. >> pelley: all day long, there has been an incredible outpouring of love for prince at his home in minnesota, this following a night of celebrations of his life and music, including an enormous block party thrown by spike lee in brooklyn, new york. prince had millions of fans all around the world, but ironically, he died alone. that was one of the revelations today about his sudden and still-unexplained death yesterday at the age of 57. dean reynolds has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: a van pulled away from the medical examiner's office this afternoon, returning the poddy of prince rogers nelson to his fam low. carvey county sheriff jim olson spoke for many in this community. >> this is a tragedy for all of us. to you, prince rogers nelson was a celebrity. to us, he's a community member and a good neighbor. >> reporter: an autopsy and toxicology tests took place
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earlier today, but the results won't be known for a while. what is known is that prince was dropped off by friend at 8:00 p.m. on wednesday. when staffers could not reach him hours later on thursday, they went to his 65,000-square-foot home and studio and found him slumped in an elevator on the first floor, alone and unresponsive. a transcript of the 911 calls show it came from an unidentified male at 9:43 a.m. is there any reason to believe that foul play was involved? >> we have no reason to believe at this time it's a suicide. the rest of it is under investigation. >> reporter: it is known that prince had serious health issues and mystery shrouds a medical emergency that took place a week ago when his charter jet from atlanta to minneapolis was diverted to moline, illinois. after treatment there for what aides said was the flu, prince tweeted, "i am transformed." the next night he held a party for 200 at his home and offered
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the crowd this enigmatic thought. deborah grant; there was. >> he was on stage for maybe 10 minute, and then he was done. he sounded kind of frail, you know. he didn't sing or anything. >> reporter: the sheriff said prince was a very private person, scott. but when i asked him if he was a healthy person, he said he would let the medical examiner talk about that when the time comes. >> pelley: dean reynolds reporting tonight. dean thank you. prince was one of the most famous people in the world but his heart belonged to minnesota. jamie yuccas is there. >> reporter: posted between the purple balloons and flowers, handwritten messages show just how much prince was loved here. one reads, "thanks for the memories." krista barnes came with a bouquet and her three-year-old son. >> it was a big deal for minnesota. we love our own. we truly do. and it's really sad to see somebody go. >> reporter: prince rogers nelson grew up in a broken home
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on minneapolis' north side raised by two musicians. at 5'2" he was known as a good player for his high school basketball team but he realized his love for music and saw a career with no limits. creating his unique minnesota sound. dayna frank owns the famous downtown minneapolis club, first avenue, considered the launching pad for prince's career. >> everyone was so proud of him, and i think he gave people a sense of pride where they were from, you know. he shot "purple rain" here. he recorded here. minneapolis was very present in his work. >> reporter: and minnesotans were also proud of how he gave back. he generously gave to dozens of charities, like the minnesota dance theerkt under the condition they would not publicize his gifts. he gave $1.5 million to an after-school program in new york, but his appreciation for his home town of no secret. >> you always will live here?
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>> yes. >> why? >> it's so cold it keeps the bad people out gee, i believe that. >> reporter: the crowds behind me just keep growing by the hour, scott. that's because paisley park was just such a special place for minnesota music fans. prince often opened the gates here and would hold impromptu concerts for the public. >> pelley: jamie yuccas at prince's home tonight. thank you. in another important story tonight, police in southern ohio have a dragnet out for a killer who executed eight members of one family. the murderer hunted down the extended family in several homes in a rural county. vinita nair is following this. >> reporter: the motive for the killings remains unclear tonight, but the rhoden family was clearly targeted. eight of them were killed execution style. ohio attorney general mike dewine. >> it would appear all of them were shot in the head. it would appear also that it
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occurred during the night. we had victims who were in bed. the one mom, apparently, was killed in her bed with the four-day-old right there. >> reporter: police say the four-day-old survived the shootings, as did a six-month-old and a three-year-old. all eight were found in four locations just a few miles apart. >> my phone's been burning up. >> reporter: phil fulton, pastor of the nearby church, described the victims as a woman, her ex-husband, and her adult children. >> it's such a tragic, tragic situation what's happening. and i can't imagine what they're going through right now. >> reporter: pike county sheriff charles reader told residents to remain vigilant. >> i am telling you they are armed and dangerous if they're still at large. >> reporter: scott, tonight, investigators say there is a possibility that the shooter was a member of the family. >> pelley: much more to come on this story. vanita, thanks very much. at the united nations, on this, earth day, 175 countries signed what's known as the paris agreement on climate change.
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it's a nonbinding pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emission, a promise to future generations. secretary of state john kerry signed it with his two-year-old granddaughter. the next generation of royals welcomed president obama and the first lady in london today. that's prince george on a royal rocking horse. mr. obama carried some advice about the future of the united kingdom, and mark phillips is there. >> reporter: this visit was supposed to be about a polite lunch with the queen, but president obama has found himself in the middle of an ugly british political cat fight, now with an undercurrent of racism. the president leapt firmly on to one side, prime minister david cameron's side, in the angry referendum debate here on whether britain should stay in or leave the european union. "stay in," he said.
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"you're better off." and if the side that wants out thinks britain can get its own special quick-trade deal with the u.s. once it leaves, think again. >> it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the european union, to get a trade agreement done. and u.k. is going to be in the back of the queue. >> reporter: president obama says he butted in to the e.u. debate as a friend, but those who want britain to leave the e.u., have told him it's none of your business, butt out. one big leader in the campaign even suggested in the newspaper that the president holds a grudge against the u.k., because his father was from british-ruled kenya. the writer, london mayor boris johnson, is accused of dog whistle racism. >> i'm a fan of-- i think i was one of the first u.k. politicians to come out in favor of president obama's candidacy. >> reporter: still, johnson wrote that president obama had removed a bust of winston churchill from the oval office
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because of his distaste for all things british. nonsense, says the president. there's another churchill bust upstairs. >> i love winston churchill. i love the guy. >> reporter: the referendum vote isn't until late june. right now, scott, it's too close to call. >> pelley: mark phillips, our man in london tonight, mark, thank you. today, donald trump's new campaign manager is telling republicans they're about to be introduced to a new trump, trump 2.0, we're told, has depth. here's major garrett. >> reporter: paul manafort, donald trump's new campaign chief, told members of the republican committee gathered in florida that the front-runner has been putting on an act, something trump himself hinted at today. >> if i was totally presidential, we have 10,000 people here, or something, i'd have about 300 and you'd be falling asleep after 20 minutes, okay. >> reporter: it was a message designed to ease the fears of republican delegates like new
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hampshire's vladimir duthiers. >> they understand that a general election is very different. they have to talk substantive policy, and you have to speak to a general audience in a different way than you have in a primary. >> reporter: ted cruz said the comments prove trump has been lying all along. >> these are their words, that all of this is just a show, that he doesn't believe anything he's saying. he's just trying to fool gullible voters. >> reporter: trump supporters understood why the candidate has been so brash. >> he had to do what he had to do. you had 17 people up there debating and he put them all down. he was the man. >> sometimes you gotta call the baby ugly if it's ugly, you know. you can only put lipstick on a pig so many times. >> reporter: but some republican delegates remain concerned that trump's divisive chaos could lead to chaos at a possible contested convention this summer. r.n.c. chairman reince priebus. how concerned are you about
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unity for the party. >> it feels a ways away for me to get nervous right now so i take one day at a time and one issue at a time. . >> reporter: several delegates told us trump should have come here to make his case personally, like cruz and john kasich did. scott, as for trump's many layered criticisms of party nominating rules, they left many delegation here steamed and priebus called them science fiction. >> pelley: major garrett in florida with the republicans, thank you. we told you about this program weeks ago. now fiat chrysler is recalling more than a million jeeps, dodges, and chryslers worldwide because drivers can't tell when they're in park. the gear shifters have been confusing some drivers whose cars have rolled away. more than 40 people have been hurt. we posted a list of the vehicles being recalled on our web site, cbsnews.com. still ahead, anthony mason on prince's place in music history.
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as he said in his rock and hole hall of fame acceptance speech, for him, music was about freedom. >> a freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything i wanted to. >> reporter: and the freedom to release it when he wanted to. when his label tried to hold him back, prince rebelled, changing his name to an unpronouncable symbol, and performing with the word "slave" scrawled across his cheek. prince rogers nelson learned to stand up for himself when he was bullied as a boy growing up in minneapolis. >> early in my career, i tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as i could and as noisy as i could. >> reporter: on the "tavis smiley show yet in 2009, prince who rarely talked about his childhood, talked about his father. >> my father, he was so hard on me. >> reporter: john nels ofns a
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pianist who led the prince rogers jazz band which gave prince his name. >> i taught myself music. my father left his piano at the house when he left, and i wasn't allowed to play it when he was there, because i wasn't as good as him. so when he left, i was determined to get as good as him. >> reporter: he became a virtuoso on the keyboards, the guitar, and drums, playing all 27 instruments on his debut album. michael jackson would sell more records, but for a time, prince with his vick wicedly flur taceous charisma, was the only one who could rival the king of pop's stage presence. "i embarked on a journey more fascinating than i could ever have imagined, "prince once said. those who went along for the
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. >> pelley: today, our dr. jon lapook spoke at a global health conference in houston, warning about the growing threat of zika virus in the u.s. he also checked in with the troops on the front line. >> reporter: a team of mosquito hunters has set traps throughout houston neighborhoods. they take them back to a lab where they freeze the insects, sort them, and grind them up for
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testing, looking for viruses like west nile, dengue-- >> if you guys would follow me in here, i'll show you. >> reporter: and now zika. so far, there's no evidence mosquitoes in the united states are infected with zika virus, but scientists say it's almost inevitable. the flooding in houston this past week meensz an explosion of potential breeding sites. it just rained a couple hours ago and i can see there are some puddles of water inside the tires there. >> reporter: jon, this is aedes aegypti heaven right here. >> reporter: infectious diseases expert dr. peter hotez says protecting vulnerable neighborhoods is critical for disease prevention. >> for aedes aegypti, they're so intimately linked with human habitats that they have evolved to breed in tires and plastic containers and those are what have to be removed. >> the three drvments are drain, dress, and deet. >> reporter: dr. david persse directing disease preparation services. >> the one misconception i'm
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hearing is it's not really-- you know, it's not going to be a problem. certainly for the families of the children born with microcephaly, it's going to be devastating. >> reporter: the sentiment at today's conference was there simply are not enough resources to fight zika in the united states adequately. and, scott, this is especially trouble, given that mosquito season is just around the corner. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook in houston tonight. jon, thank you. we've learned tonight that federal investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives that were stolen from a freight train this week. the explosives were packed into at least 32 cases and were on a c.s.x. train traveling through ohio. steve hartman takes us to an unusual job interview. "on the road" is next. ♪ ♪ it's easy to love your laxative when that lax loves your body back. only miralax
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with a new twist on an old fable, a challenge to walk with, not race against, a tortoise. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: new yorkers like to brag that they've seen it all, but in central park, there's one thing that still turns heads, makes cowards stop in their tracks, while the brave inch closer. >> what is that? >> reporter: his name is henry, and meas an african tortoise. >> there's something very zen about him. >> yeah. >> where people just slow down and relax. >> reporter: he belongs to amanda green. amanda's had him a couple years now, but lately she's been feeling guilty that she can't bring him to the park as often as she would like. >> so i wanted to hire a walker, just look a person with a dog would hire a dog walker. >> reporter: a tortoise walker. >> uh-huh, yeah.
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>> reporter: she posted this ad on craigslist, "in search of a responsible animal lover. no tortoise experience necessary." the response? >> "i have a love for animals, especially rep tiles. i find anything that can't regulate its own body temperature endaerg." >> reporter: amanda said he was hoping maybe two or three people would apply but instead she got nearly 400 e-mails, from as far away as australia. and it's not a full-time job. >> no, it's not. it's, like, six hours a week. >> reporter: is that one trip to the park and back? >> no, he strolls to the park in a stroller -- >> reporter: wait, what do you mean a stroller? >> i have a stroller for him to get him to the park. >> reporter: now that's an ugly baby. amanda cezanne the hardest part of the job is controlling the paparazzi, but the applicants were not dissuaded. >"i'm currently taking care of an 11-year-old boy. >> i know what it's like to look after something.
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>> what's your favorite animal? >> reporter: earlier this week, amanda narrowed it down to four. >> red pandas. >> reporter: make that three, eventually settling on a part-time pet store worker named amalia. she starts next week. is it going to be hard that first time you see him walk away ever so slowly? >> i'm not going to get a nanny-cam, but -- >> reporter: if you do, can we do a follow-up? >> yes! >> reporter: should be rivetting. steve hartman, "on the road,"" in new york. >> pelley: that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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what really killed prince. we are at the scene of his shocking death. >> the autopsy today when an inside source is telling e.t. about his prescription drug problem. >> the story you haven't heard about the music icon from those that knew him best. >> have you thought about having the time to say good-bye. >> his lovers, sheila e., kim baysinger and carmen electra in tears. >> i just wanted to tell him that i love him. >> plus the musicians he mentored. >> he helped fulfill so many moments. >> there will never be another prince. >> only we're with mariah carey fighting back tears on stage.

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