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legacy. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." severe weather turned deadly. a tornado killed at least three people in virginia late yesterday. and twisters were also reported in north carolina and florida. tornado watches and warnings were up from south carolina to new jersey including washington, d.c. and philadelphia. this is the same system that brought death to the south the night before. and we begin our coverage with chip reid. >> reporter: this facebook video shows the the path of destruction after an apparent tornado ripped through the small town of waverly, south of richmond, virginia this afternoon. state police confirmed that three people have died. late today, a tweet from cbs affiliate wtvr in richmond said, sadly one of the three confirmed death was a young child who died when mobile home was hit.
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everything is destroyed. unbelievable. i mean, unbelievable. >> reporter: the debris field is 3 miles long. sussex-sury dispatch reporter, michael campbell, photographed this mobile home ripped open, card flipped over, sheet metal twisted around telephone poles, and roads blocked by downed trees, power lines and piles of debris torn from homes. and take a look at this video of the storm passing over the white house. and the washington monument. some pretty scary stuff. scott, we are being told over the border from washington in maryland, in one flood prone area people are being rescued from their cars. >> chip, thank you. tornadoes killed at least three people yesterday in mississippi and louisiana. at an rv park in convent, louisiana, david begnaud found a story of survival.
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hitting the trailer and the rv. and then next thing i know i went forward. and next thing i know it was daylight. and i was riding around and around and around. and then i didn't realize until later what it was. it was electrical box that i was riding on. >> reporter: 48-year-old barbara posey has a survival story that even she can't believe. >> it swung me this way, back out toward the road. then i got swung back in, in. >> her rv, scrap, mixed among a mangled mess of personal treasures. this is hard to comprehend right now. >> reporter: ricky posey is barbara's husband. he left her bedside to find items belonging to her grandmother. >> you can look around. you can see what, what one storm can do. >> reporter: vehicles were
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the tree line is littered with metal. today the governor toured the area by helicopter. and from the ground it is obvious what happened here is a disaster. just ask holly hannah. >> part of my bedroom is over there. my kitchen is over there. and my stuff its everywhere. >> reporter: from louisiana to georgia, up to 24 tornados were reported yesterday. according to the national weather service. back in louisiana, barbara posey's dog is missing. though she is worried she is grateful. >> you know that your rv is now -- >> gone. >> reporter: in pieces? >> yeah. that's material things. i'm still here. able to talk to you. able to kiss my husband. i'm lucky. >> reporter: two people died at the rv park.
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seven critically. scott, right before we came on the air, we noticed this electrical box on the ground in front of what used to be barbara's rv. we snapped a picture. sent it to her. from the hospital bed, she confirms this looks like the power box she was holding on to as she went flying through the air. >> amazing story. thank you very much. what is coming next? eric fisher chief meteorologist at cbs boston station, wbz, eric? >> scott, very destructive couple days. look at the tornado reports from the gulf coast, over the 24 hours, today, additional reports in places around virginia. you have seen several touchdown. a lot of damage. several fatalities. tornado watches something you didn't see much in february, extending all the way up into southeastern pennsylvania. and southern new jersey tonight. we will track the aggressive line of thunderstorms, north and east. quickly. reaching all way up into new
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in fact, all way up into the warmer air. the warmer temperatures in southern new england and early tomorrow morning could see severe thunderstorms there as well. here its the line moving through d.c. moving through new york. just before midnight tonight. and then into the boston area. right during the early morning commute before moving offshore. the snow slowly winding down on the cold side of all of this. scott, as the rain, snow, tapers off a lot of wind across the midwest and northeast tomorrow. that too could lead to flight delay as cross area. >> eric fisher, wbz, thank you. president obama took the republican dare. he is moving ahead to nominate a new supreme court justice despite a vow yesterday by senate republicans to deny the nominee a hearing much less a vote. here is our chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: sitting in the oval office with the king of jordan, the president started the hard sell for his eventual supreme court nominee predicting senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will cave. >> i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell, that if the public conclude this person is well qualified. that the senate should stand in
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reasons. >> reporter: mr. obama published a blog. detailing what he is looking for in a nominee. senate minority leader harry reid offered a surprise pick. nevada's republican governor, brian sandoval. >> i know if he were picked i would support the man. republicans like senator mike lee say they're holding firm until after the election no matter who the nominee. >> there is absolutely nothing unprecedented and absolutely nothing improper the senate choosing to withhold consent of the president's nominee to the supreme court. >> reporter: sandoval's office says no one has contacted him about vetting. vetting. he called obamacare unconstitutional. that is one reason the sandoval buzz is the white house and reid playing games. >> jan crawford.
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next tuesday. >> so we had a very exciting evening last night. >> reporter: in nevada trump ran the table winning almost every category of voter. and by a bigger margin than new hampshire or south carolina. >> we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> reporter: there were twice as many caucus goers as four years ago. most of them were angry with washington. an six out of ten said the next president should be a political outsider. >> usa! usa! >> reporter: perfect fits for trump whose rivals sifted the landslide for nuggets of hope in their home states. marco rubio has a bunch of endorsements but no wins. the florida senator told cbs this morning, that will change. >> we'll win in florida. now that governor bush is no longer in the race. him and i split up support in the florida. that will help us. again, as far as going into next week, we feel great about every
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>> reporter: texas senator ted cruz trying to grab a victory in texas where the governor just endorsed him. >> texas has 155 delegates. it is the crown jewel of super tuesday. texas has alone almost 15% of the delegates you need to be the republican nominee. john kasich noted he alone is within the margin of error in a race against trump in ohio. but kasich is the governor of ohio. now, in an effort to slow trump down, there are increasing calls to see his past tax returns. scott, mitt romney whose own wealth became an issue during his 2012 campaign said today "we have good reason to believe there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes." >> trump just tweeted that romney's tax returns made him look like a fool.
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tonight. dean, thank you. the next contest for the democrats is south carolina. that's on saturday. and here's nancy cordes. >> struggling in south carolina, sanders head to missouri today where 7,000 people were waiting to lift his spirits. >> democracy is not a spectator sport. [ applause ] all of you and all of the american people, we are the quarterbacks of our future. >> reporter: but a win in south carolina and large super tuesday states like texas, virginia, and georgia could give clinton an insurmountable lead. >> hey, how are you. >> she has already begun to talk less about sanders and more about republicans. >> they want to turn back all of our rights. women's rights. civil rights.
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workers rights. >> sanders acknowledged he is dependent on one thing. >> our job is to create high voter turnout. >> so far democratic turnout is down from 2008 by 25% in iowa, 13% in new hampshire. and 33% in nevada. >> you often say you want to create the kind of political revolution that president obama couldn't. its the fact that turnout is lower a sign that that revolution isn't happening. >> no, a sign that barack obama ran unprecedented brilliant campaign in 2008. we have come a long way. we are in the lead in some national polls. i think we have made real progress. >> reporter: the reason sanders wants high turnout its because it would signify that younger voters who typically bag him are flocking to the polls. but, scott, older voters have always been more reliable voters. and in nevada for instance, seniors went for clinton by full 50 points.
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thank you. today a kennedy cousin went back to court hoping to clear his name in a murder that was committed four decades ago. peter van sant of "48 hours" was there. >> reporter: at today's hearing, michael skakel's attorney, herbert santos told the connecticut supreme court who he believes killed 15-year-old martha moxley. >> the evidence lead to the inescapable conclusion that the probable killer was tommy skakel. now my client doesn't really want me to say that. it is his brother. >> dorothy moxley is martha's mother. >> i am sure that michael is the young man who swung the golf club. there is no doubt in my mind about that. >> reporter: moxley was found bludgeoned to death with a 6 iron in a wealthy enclave of
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tommy skakel was the last person to be seen with moxley. it was a 25-year-old cold case, until a grand jury investigation led to the arrest of michael skakel. skakel its the nephew of ethel kennedy. bobby kennedy jr. is his cousin. and one of his biggest defenders. >> i know michael skakel. i know he didn't commit the crime. >> reporter: skakel convicted in 2002, release on bail after 11 years when an appeals court ordered a new trial. finding his defense attorney made major mistakes. but state prosecutor susan gill disagrees. >> this was far from a slipshod defense. this was a well-planned, well thought out, professional defense. >> do you have any comment from today's proceedings? >> no. >> reporter: leaving court, skakel refused to speak. but bobby kennedy jr. who sat with him during the hearing did. >> he didn't get a fair trial.
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>> reporter: we were unable to reach michael's brother, tommy skakel for a comment. but years ago he denied having anything to do with moxley, moxley's murder. and, scott, the defense attorney says he expects a ruling from the supreme court by the fall. peter van sant reporting on the story tonight. peter, thank you. a jury has found that talcum powder caused a cancer death. >> and a nascar pioneer gets his due. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. someone's hacked all our technology. technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology
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a jury in st. louis has awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who claimed that talcum powder gave her cancer. anna werner is following this. >> reporter: 62-year-old jacqueline fox of birmingham, alabama, used talcum powder product for feminine hygiene for decades until diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. she died last october. a jury decided johnson and johnson, maker of baby powder
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responsible for her cancer. jerry beasley the family lawyer. >> no question she was a lifetime user of talc product using them since birth. and there is no question in my mind that the talc caused her death. >> reporter: american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder or talc and ovarian cancer have been mixed. some reported a slightly increased risk. others no increase. dr. daniel cramer of brigham and women's hospital in boston was >> i have done several different cancer. all included information on talc. all of them have found an elevated risk for ovarian cancer associated with talc use. lawyers presented this document from 1997. in which one of johnson & johnson's consultants noted
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association between high genic talc use and ovarian cancer. marvin salter is jacqueline fox's son. >> her whole fight was not just for her but so many other women. >> reporter: johnson & johnson declined to do an interview in the statement said the verdict goes against decades of sound science, provig the safety of
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today congress presented the nation's highest civilian honor, congressional gold medal to civil rights marchers who joined martin luther king jr. on the road from selma to montgomery in 1965, a protest to barriers to voting that were endured by blacks. violent attacks were a catalyst for the voting rights act. the medal's inscription calls
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thousands marched. tonight michelle miller has the story of one man who drove for justice. >> reporter: as sunday's daytona 500 made history. >> the closest 500 ever. >> reporter: 68-year-old frank scott recalled another historic first. one made by his legendary father. >> what drove him? >> he had great determination. >> reporter: wendall scott the first african-american to win a nascar premiere series event. the jacksonville 200 in 1963. during the height of the civil rights movement. frank was part of his father's pit crew. >> i mean we were the only african-americans in the setting such as this. he had a lot of death threats. i mean, everybody didn't love wendall scott. >> reporter: in fact, wendall's trophy was given to the second place driver, bob baker, a white racer. wendall scott's family says hours later, nascar acknowledged he did win and paid him the
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>> paved the way for us to make it a little bit easier. daryl bubba wallace, the first african-american to take the checkered flag on the national circuit since scott, came through the nascar drive for diversity program. >> for me as an african-american, i am definitely carrying on the legacy that he laid out for us. >> reporter: the women and minority drivers need to receive lucrative sponsorships, afford ing them better equipment. they started the wendall scott foundation to give better job opportunities. if he were alive today what would he say? >> he would be pleased. with a lot. but -- >> reporter: but? >> he wouldn't be satisfied.
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inducted into the nascar hall of fame. >> wendall scott fulfill his destiny. >> reporter: he is still the only black driver in it. michelle miller, cbs news, daytona. that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. captioning fundebs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, february 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." another day of dangerous weather. this time in the east. the powerful storm that swept through the gulf coast delivers deadly results along the atlantic coast. donald trump talks taxes. the billionaire mogul and republican front-runner explains
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income tax return. it's not just about privacy, but it's also about public safety. >> apple's ceo fires back at the fbi in the encryption battle. now could the tech giant be building software its own engineers can't hack? and going beyond the like. facebook introduces new ways to express your feelings to your online friends. 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. at least eight people have been killed by a powerful fast moving storm system that swept from the gulf coast into the northeast. the system triggered a string of deadly tornadoes, strong winds, and drenching rain. last night, tornadoes killed at least four people in virginia where state of emergency has been declared. travel is affected all along the eastern seaboard.
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laguardia airport. don, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: more than 2,800 flights were cancelled yesterday at laguardia alone. more than 300 flights were grounded yesterday. there was also some construction equipment here at the airport damaged but the situation is far worse in places like virginia. as the dangerous storm system moves up the east coast, state police in waverly, virginia, combed through rubble with flashlights overnight. >> everything is destroyed. >> reporter: after a tornado ripped through the tiny farming down. >> look at that. see what happens? >> reporter: vincent donald survived. some of his neighbors did not. >> i see my friend, they say he died. disappeared. >> reporter: elsewhere in virginia, dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble. several reported tornadoes also touched down in pennsylvania and in the carolinas. this dairy farm was demolished
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>> we are thankful we lost no animals and nobody was hurt so that was the main thing. >> reporter: the storm also brought heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the east coast, including here in new york, making a mess of travel. in the d.c. area, cars got submerged in flood water. >> when the water is this high, it's scary because you don't know what is going to happen. >> reporter: powerful winds also caused thousands of power outages in the northeast. those windy conditions are expected to stick around today before the storm moves out to sea. just to show you how wicked the weather was yesterday. at least 16 tornadoes were reported along the east coast. as the storm continues to push out to sea, places like d.c. and new york could get a bit of a warm-up with temperatures in the 50s today. >> that would be a welcome relief. don champion at new york's laguardia airport, thanks a lot, don. winter weather hammered
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a state police reported over 200 crashes. more than a thousand flights were cancelled at chicago's main airports. winter storm warnings remain in effect for much of the great lakes region. tonight could be the last chance for the republican presidential hopefuls to derail donald trump's bid to secure the party's nomination. the candidates debate tonight in texas. that is one of 11 states to vote in super tuesday's contest next week. 595 delegates are up for grabs an nearly half of those needed to win the nomination. trump already holds 81, and the front-runner is taking aim at the democrat he might face in the general election. >> boy, oh, boy, she has become like a marshmallow. she's become -- everything he does, it's wonderful. everything he wants to do. it's wonderful. man! >> reporter: trump zeroed in on hillary clinton's push to align herself with president obama in his first appearance since the big victory in the nevada caucuses, trump took questions
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university in virginia. but later trump was found to put on the defensive by 2012 presidential nominee mitt romney. >> i think we have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. i think there is something there. either he is not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn't been giving money to the vets or to the disabled. >> reporter: trump called romney a fool on twitter. but ended up talking about his taxes in an interview with cnn's anderson cooper. >> tax returns are very complicated. i have many, many companies. i have, you know, tremendously, i have a very complex system of taxes. and, frankly, i get ordered every single year. >> reporter: trump skipped the televised town hall on fox news but stopping his ascent to the nomination was a big topic among the remaining candidates. their common theme, most republicans still don't support trump.
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conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservative. >> we are probably going to see donald trump continue to win, but it's a matter of accumulating delegates and it's continuing to put one foot in front of the other. >> with fewer candidates, i think maybe there's a possibility -- i'm not sure it's going to happen, but a possibility people may actually start getting interested in the real solutions. >> the only campaign that can beat donald and the only campaign that has beaten donald is our campaign. >> super tuesday is even bigger for the democrats. 865 delegates will be on the line. but, first, is this saturday's south carolina primary. the latest poll shows clinton with a commanding lead. a large delegate count on super tuesday could give her an insurmountable lead. bernie sanders campaigned in oklahoma yesterday where 42 delegates are up for grabs. a twist in the growing
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antonin scalia on the supreme court. cbs news has confirmed the white house is considering nominating the republican governor for nevada, brian sandoval. he is a moderate former federal judge appointed by george w. bush, but senate republicans continue to insist they will not consider any obama appointment. it's reported this morning that apple is working on making it impossible for the government to break into a locked iphone. "the new york times" reports apple engineers are working on the new security measure. the fbi wants apple to help it break into an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. apple is refusing. tim cook told abc news, this is an uncomfortable position for apple to be in. >> to oppose your government on something doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for civil liberties, which they are supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> cook says he is prepared to
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to the supreme court. the united states is expected to submit to the u.n. security council a resolution to expand sanctions against north korea because of its latest nuclear test. north korea has been under u.n. sanctions since 2006. because of its multiple rocket launches and nuclear tests, the expanded sanctions reportedly including black listing individuals and tightening restrictions on korean banks. coming up on the "morning news." a new twist on airline seating. we will show you a new seat to mimic a human spine for maximum comfort. first, pop star adele takes a very public stand in support of singer kesha. this is the "cbs morning news." i have bread everyday. that's the genius of this program.
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the owner -- oregonian is reporting not guilty pleas were entered yesterday for the 16 defendants in a portland court. they are charged with conspiracy in the 41-day standoff last month. the dallas morning news is reporting how rick perry celebrated after being cleared of charges. the former texas governor took a stroll in downtown austin. two abusive power counts against him were dropped. "rolling stone" reports that kesha is taking her fight with a producer to facebook. the singer says this issue is bigger just about me. she wants to end her contract with sony music and dr. luke, claiming he sexually abused her. he denies it. "the seattle times" reports how a last-minute transplant saved a baby's life. the 7-month-old boy was born with a severe heart defect. he was days away from death when a donor heart became available. 25 babies in the u.s. died last year waiting for hearts. still ahead, a new range of emotions on facebook.
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the country. some british designers think their invention could make cramped flyers more comfortable. the twister seat adjusts when a passenger moves. it takes up the same space as a typical economy seat. the company says several airlines are interested. and coming up on "cbs this morning," a look at another seat plan. airbus' proposal for bench seating that could end up costing you even more money. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. meet facebook's new emjois and does your job get other people to swipe right? hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. after the price of oil turned higher, stocks on wall street rebounded from early losses to close with modest gains. the dow finished 53 points higher. the s&p gained eight points and the nasdaq climbed 39 points. 20% of human resources
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their company earn less than men for the same work. according to a just released survey. men are three times as likely to earn six figures, according to career builds survey, and nearly the same percentage of men and women say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. according to a security researcher, some of nissan's electric leased cars can be easley hacked. the researcher says heating and air-conditioning units can be hijacked and running down the car's batteries and can also be spied on. nissan says there is no safety threat. uber is considering testing self-driving cars in pennsylvania. the ride hailing service is working with carnegie mellon university to develop the technology. two test tracks are under consideration. uber is expected to make a presentation to city officials next month. target reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of last year, driven by online
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target racked up over a billion dollars in online sales for the first time. facebook unveils its new emjois. there are five new animated emjois to express your feelings behind like. love, ha ha, wow, sad, angry. they launched them yesterday. facebook launched the emjois globally yesterday. facebook says it conducted research for a year to come up with these new emjois. yea was rejected for not being universal enough. your job may matter more than your looks when it comes to finding a potential mate. the dating site tinder is out with its sexiest jobs list. it is held by tinder users that attract the most attention. for women the top five is physical therapist, interior designer, founder/entrepreneur, pr/communications and teacher. men are pilot, founder/entrepreneur,
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tv/radio personality. >> tv/radio personality for men, really? i can understand if you don't mind your man putting on a little makeup before he goes to work. >> every single day! >> i'm dissing all of the handsome available men i'm working with. but i can poke fun, right? hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, hena. still to come, letting loose at the white house. the president and first lady are joined by some of the brightest stars to pay tribute to legendary entertainer ray charles. it's all right now his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back. this is the part i really don't like right here. (doorbell) what's that? a package! it's a swiffer wetjet. it almost feels like it's moving itself. this is kind of fun. that comes from my floor? eww! this is deep couch sitting.
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hey ho hey ho a star-studded lineup paid tribute to ray charles last night at the white house. as part of the in performance at the white house series. >> his accolades are too many to name, but perhaps his biggest achievement was to show all of us about a diversity of music, a chorus of cultures and of styles that truly makes america, the beautiful. >> president obama said it was a bittersweet celebration for him. last night's performance was his last as president. one of president obama's top speech writers has lined up his next gig. david lit, the brain behind the president's best one-liners and jokes has taken a job with comedy side funny or die. he has been named to the washington, d.c. operation.
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most recently johnny depp at donald trump. only six days remain on scott kelly's astronaut countdown. he is wrapping up his year in space. he tweeted this shot wednesday night riding 96 sunsets or six days and a wake-up left. speaking from the international space station yesterday, kelly revealed how he'll spend his first day back at home. >> the first thing is just being around the people that you miss and that are important to you and spending time with them. you know, after that, i think i might jump in my pool or take a shower. >> sounds good. kelly comes back to earth on march 1st. the gymnast who gave us a solid performance and one unforgettable smirk will be skipping the 2016 olympics. mckayla maroney announced on wednesday that she is no longer
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not be competing in rio. her scowling at the podium went viral. she even recreated it with the president. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," team usa goalkeeper hope solo. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." jane likes to mix things up. that's why she loves new light & fit greek non-fat yogurt mousse. so fluffy and airy it's her new 80 calorie obsession. light & fit feel free to enjoy. make it a point to shop kohl's... this thursday through monday!... because yes2you rewards members take an extra 20% off!... and earn triple points - no matter how you pay!
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a kentucky man learned how many different ways smoking a cigarette can be dangerous with your health. surveillance from a convenience store shows how a cigarette explodes in his pockets and he runs outside and takes his pants off and eventually is doused with a fire extinguisher. he said he suffered third-degree burns. basketball players have the highest raid of sudden cardiac deaths related to sport in the united states. now the nba has released a study that looks at what is normal and what is not when it
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omar villafranca reports. >> reporter: at 7'1", isaiah austin was built for basketball. after two standout years on the court for baylor university, he was heading for the 2014 nba draft. >> i was playing some of the best basketball of my life. >> reporter: but his dreams were about to change. league doctors ran tests, including imaging of his heart. he had a genetic condition that leaves part of the aorta abnormally large and puts patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. accepting in that in life and health is more important than the game. >> reporter: researchers at university of medical center have released a new study that for the first time examines the hearts of nba players. >> we have provided a frame of reference that all physicians can use to help decide what is normal and what is abnormal. >> reporter: researchers analyze
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500 nba players. they found while the heart increased propors nationaltionately with their size, they found that the aorta route diameter did not. >> the aorta route diameters actually reached a plateau. so no matter how big you get, there was a certain limit. >> reporter: isaiah won't be able to play in the nba. >> i miss it every day. it was my first love. >> reporter: he pours his competitive spirit into a new sport. you golf? >> i do, yeah. >> reporter: how are you? >> i'm actually pretty good. >> reporter: and he uses his foundation toeducate other athletes. omar villafranca, cbs news, waco, texas. a little girl in washington is getting support from around the world as she battles cancer. 3-year-old eli walton has undergone 17 surgeries since the tumor was discovered on her brain as a baby. she's spent most of her life in the hospital so her mother put
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bring post cards to eli and her. they have received 151 from as far away as belgium. >> now she is getting, through a picture, experience a little bit about every place. >> ellie's latest scan showed that her cancer is improving, which is great news. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," johnson & johnson fighting back against the 71 million dollar verdict in a lawsuit over its talcum powder products. a look at the growth of start-up companies in the heartland. >> and team usa goalkeeper hope solo joins us in the studio. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday.
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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest information about a fatal cedar rapids shooting this week. the next steps corridor leaders are taking to curb the violence on cedar rapids city streets. the developing saga between iowa's senior senator and the white house between the future of the supreme court's open seat. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin bbarry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2

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