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News Wrap: California dreaming? Bernie Sanders stumps for upset win in Golden State

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Good evening. I'm Judy Woodruff.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    And I'm Hari Sreenivasan.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    On the "NewsHour" tonight: The chief of security for the TSA is fired amid outrage over record-long lines at airports and generous bonus checks. But will the shakeup solve the problem?

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    Also ahead this Tuesday: As campaigns pivot to the general election, it's all about the dollar signs — how candidates are getting the financial support they need for the next phase.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And months after a standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge became national news, opposing sides of the federal land dispute are coming together to try a different approach.

  • DAN NICHOLS, Rancher:

    We can sit down and talk. You still don't agree on everything. That's a given. That's people. But you respect one another to listen.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    All that and more on tonight's "PBS NewsHour."

    (BREAK)

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The Democratic presidential hopefuls worked California today, heading toward their final primary showdown on June 7. Bernie Sanders is aiming for an upset, and he says he will keep pressing his case even if it means what he calls a messy process leading up to the convention.

    In Anaheim today, Sanders touted his support among the nation's youth and said it's a message to party leaders.

  • SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, Democratic Presidential Candidate:

    We are winning the overwhelming majority of young people. What should that tell us? What does it tell us? It tells us — it tells us and it should tell the country and certainly the leadership of the Democratic Party that our ideas, our vision is the future of America.

    (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The Sanders camp also asked today for a re-canvass of last week's Kentucky primary results. Hillary Clinton finished just over 1,900 votes ahead in Kentucky.

    She, too, campaigned in California today, in the Los Angeles area, and again trained her fire on Republican Donald Trump.

    HILLARY CLINTON (D), Democratic Presidential Candidate: Now he says he wants to roll back the financial regulations that we have imposed on Wall Street to let them run wild again. Well, I will tell you what. You and I together, we're not going to let him bankrupt America.

    (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    This was primary voting day for the Republicans in Washington state. But Trump, the de facto nominee, turned his attention to holding fund-raisers, starting in New Mexico. We will explore his campaign funding later in this program.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    In the day's other news, President Obama made a show of support for dissidents in Vietnam after formally ending a U.S. arms embargo. It came on his second day in Hanoi.

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    There are still areas of significant concern in terms of freedom of speech.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    It was a telling moment, the president meeting with human rights activists and criticizing repression, but with some chairs unfilled.

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    I should note that there were several other activists who were invited who were prevented from coming for various reasons. And I think it's an indication of the fact that, although there has been some modest progress, there are still folks who find it very difficult to assemble and organize peacefully.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    In a later speech, Mr. Obama argued greater freedom would benefit the communist state. He balanced that with another show of solidarity with Vietnam against China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea.

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    Nations are sovereign, and no matter how large or small a nation may be, its sovereignty should be respected, and its territory shouldn't be violated. Big nations shouldn't bully smaller ones.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    Beijing had issued a relatively mild statement on Monday. But, today, its Foreign Ministry essentially warned Washington to back off in diplomatic language.

  • HUA CHUNYING, Spokeswoman, Chinese Foreign Ministry (through interpreter):

    We believe the countries outside the region should respect the efforts by regional countries in safeguarding peace and stability. They shouldn't threaten other countries' sovereignty.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    From Hanoi, the president flew to Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, where thousands welcomed him and his push for greater economic ties and trade. The president spends a final day in Vietnam tomorrow, then heads to Japan.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Mystery swirled again today around the fate of an EgyptAir plane that crashed last week, killing all 66 people on board. An Egyptian forensics expert said the small size of human remains found so far points to an explosion. But the head of Egypt's forensic agency called that report baseless. The aircraft's black boxes have yet to be found.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    Kurdish-led forces in Syria have launched a new offensive near the Islamic State group's de facto capital. Fighting was reported in villages near the city of Raqqa. It could be a prelude to an assault on the city itself.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    In Greece, officials began moving migrants today from a makeshift refugee camp near the northern border with Macedonia. Police managed to get about 1,500 people to leave the squalid Idomeni site and move to other, better organized facilities. They piled into buses, and bulldozers removed what was left of their tent shelters.

    Separately, the International Organization for Migration reported fewer migrants are dying as they try to reach Europe. That's largely because Turkey has curbed the overall flow.

    And back in this country, the Justice Department announced late today that it is seeking the death penalty for the killings at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof is accused of gunning down nine black parishioners last June. He faces 33 federal charges, including hate crimes and firearms offenses.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    Comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. A judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania, issued that ruling today. Cosby left the hearing without commenting, but the prosecutor said statements to police back in 2005 established probable cause.

  • KEVIN R. STEELE, District Attorney, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania:

    A preliminary hearing is a situation where we only have to show that a crime is committed and the defendant is connected to the crime. We did that through the victim's statement and the defendant's admissions to much of the crime.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    A defense lawyer said Cosby's rights have been violated, and he will appeal the ruling. More than 50 women have claimed he assaulted them over the years, but this is the only criminal case so far.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    There's word that Kenneth Starr is out as president of Baylor University in Texas. He was the independent counsel who investigated President Clinton back in the 1990s. Several broadcast and online outlets reported today that Starr has been fired over his handling of allegations of rape leveled against male athletes at the school. Baylor labeled the report rumors.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    For the first time, more than 40 major health groups are recommending weight loss surgery as a routine option for treating diabetes. The new guidelines include patients who are only mildly obese. Some 26 million Americans have diabetes.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The smoking rate among American adults has fallen by the most in more than 20 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 15 percent of adults classified themselves as smokers in 2015. That is down from 17 percent the year before. It's not clear if the rise of e-cigarettes played any role.

  • HARI SREENIVASAN:

    Monsanto today rejected a takeover bid by German chemical giant Bayer. It was valued at $62 billion.

    And Wall Street had its biggest day since March. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 213 points to close at 17706. The Nasdaq rose 95 points and the S&P 500 added 28.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": a shakeup at the TSA, will it help cut down long airport lines?; Congress at odds over Zika-prevention funding with mosquito season fast approaching; a tax on sugar drinks to pay for preschool; and much more.

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