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>> you are expecting an attack in the united states? >> i'm expecting them to try to put in place the operatives, materiel, whatever else they need to do to incite people to carry out these attacks. clearly. i believe their attempts are inevitable. i don't think their successes are. >> can you explain why these people want to kill us? how does attacking the united states further their interests? >> i think they're trying to provoke a clash between the west and the muslim world or the world that they're in. as a way to gain more adherence. what they're claiming is that, the united states is trying to take over their countries which is the furtherest from the truth. >> paris was a failure of intelligence. all but one of the eight terrorists were french citizens. trained by isis in syria. they returned unnoticed and
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130 people. what did you learn from paris? >> that there is a lot that isil probably has under way that we don't have obviously full insight into. we knew the system was blinking red. we knew in the days before that isil was trying to carry out something. but the individuals involved have been able to take advantage the newly available means of communication that are -- that are walled off from law enforcement officials. >> you're talking encrypted internet communication? >> yeah, sophisticated use of chnologies and communication stems. >> after paris you told your people what? >> we have got to work harder. we have to work harder. we need to have the capabilities, technical capabilities, human resources, need to have advanced notice about this so we can take the steps to stop them. >> believe me, intelligence security services have stopped numerous attacks, operatives that have been moved from -- from maybe the iraq syria theater into europe, stopped, interdicted, arrested.
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>> the failure in paris allowed yes to attack with bombs and assault rifles. brennan told us there is more in their arsenal. does isis have chemical weapons? >> we have a number of instances where isis has used chemical munitions on the battlefield. >> artillery shells? >> sure, yeah. >> isis has access to chemical artillery shells? >> chemical precursor ammunitions they can use. >> the cia believes isis has ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas. and the capability of exporting the chemicals to the west? >> there is always a potential to that. it is important to cut off various transportation and smuggling routes they used. >> are there american assets on the ground hunting this down?
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actively involved in being a part of the effort to destroy isil and get as much insight into what they have on the ground nside of syria and iraq. >> john brennan has worked at the cia most of 36 years. ever since he saw a want ad while he was in graduate school. and he was a high-ranking kmek -- executive during the iraq phantoms of mass destruction and 9/11. do you think of waterboarding as a dark time in the history of yourgency? >> sure, waterboarding was something authorized. i don't believe was appropriate, it is something that is not used now. and, as far as i'm concerned will not be used again. >> you were in management here at the time. you didn't stop it?
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people my misgivings and concerns about it. no, i did not, you know, slam my fist on the desk. did not go in and say, "we shouldn't be doing this." i think long and hard about what maybe i should have done more of at the time. it was a different time. the ashes of world trade center were still smoldering. we knew other waves of attacks were planned and some under way. >> in the year or so before 9/11, the cia had a covert action plan to attack al qaeda in afghanistan. the administration at that time said, "don't do that. we have time. we'll deal with this later" and then 9/11 happened. is this administration making the same mistake now? >> well, there are a lot of options presented to this administration, as well as to previous administrations. the president has pursued what he believes is appropriate for us to do in order to protect the
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would be after an isis directed attack in the united states? >> if there was a major attack here, we had isis fingerprints on it. certainly this would encourage us to be even more forceful in terms of what we need how to do. if our policy after an attack in more forceful, why isn't that our policy now? before an attack? >> i think we are being as forceful as we can be in making sure we are being surgical though as well. what we don't want to do is alienate others within that region. and have any type of indiscriminately actions that are going to lead to deaths of additional civilians. >> the cia brennan leads from langley, virginia, looks nothing like the agency he joined. it's grown significantly. but the numbers are secret. cia fights with its own ground troops. and has an air force of drones. the complexity of the threats
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hacking, the emergence of a more aggressive china, north korea, russia, and iran. and countries failing all across the middle east. in addition to syria, you are now dealing with failed states in libya, somalia, yemen, how do you develop intelligence in all of these countries where the u.s. has no presence? >> we need to be able to operate in areas that are denied to us. we find a way to have -- our eyes and ears there. so that we can inform our policy makers. i do think this is more, and more a feature of the future. we here at cia are looking at how we need how to enhance our expeditionary capabilities and activities. because -- we need to be on the front lines. >> well, do you imagine setting up cia bases, covert bases in many countries. >> i see cia needing to have the
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ability to collect intelligence and interact with the locals and, we are in fact doing that. and, a number of -- number of areas. >> who around here has the authority to okay a drone strike? >> i know there are a lot of reports about cia's role, involvement in that. as you can understand i will not address any of the reports about cia's covert action activities. >> do you have to accept the deaths of civilians when making a decision about using the weapons? do you have to say, there are likely to be civilians killed here but worth it. >> in war, there is the art of armed conflict. that allows for partial collateral. collateral being civilian deaths. i must tell you that the u.s. military and the u.s. government as a whole does an exceptionally strong job of minimizing to the greatest extent possible any type of collateral damage.
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brennan most. his cia is facing a new front in cyber. and a focus on it, he set up the agency's first new directorate in more than 50 years. that cyberenvironment can pose a very, very serious and significant attack vector for our adversaries if they want to take down our infrastructure. if they want to create havoc in transportation system thousands. if they want to do -- great damage to our financial networks. there are safe guard put in ace. i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save
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guitarist jack white is best known fr work with the white stripes. but he is also a musical historian with a project looking back on the legendary paramount records. anthony mason has the story. >> reporter: "eerie lament" -- >> imagine being in the room while she is recording this song. the original 78 of last kind words blues was released by paramount records, a powerhouse in black music before the war. the extraordinary rise and fall
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two-volume boxed set. >> what were you trying to show with this? >> how ludicrous that i could be, really. with my free time. >> producer jack white, former white stripes front man and founder of third man records spent three years on the project. which includes 1600 tracks. >> jack, this is really an epic project. >> you can sit down on a sunday and -- and spend seven hours with this. you have only gotten through 5% of it. >> paramount records would unwittingly change the course of american music. started by the white owned wisconsin chair company which also made wooden cabinets for phonographs. paramount was created by spur sales. the label released artistsen all genres. but their biggest sellers were race records.
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blues would sell in the six figures. >> how did paramount get into race music. >> the producer there linked to african-american culture. >> williams, a brown university graduate scoured the south looking for talent. >> the first african-american music executive? >> i think so, he is really important. >> paramount artists would include charlie patton father of the delta blues. and advertised in african-american papers. >> they mythologize all the blues musicians which is beautiful. there is also these incredible illustrations and drawings. and no one has any idea who did the drawings. he is just a ghost. he lost a time. him or her.
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back a lot of ghosts here. >> don't i look like one? >> so many, singers. you have a name. no photograph. no record where they are. where they came from. that's it. we are lucky to have that. the depression took down paramount, the last recordings were made in 1932. ck white's labor of love helps store paramount's place in music history. >> i want it to be something 100 years from now. 200 years from now.
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attic and inspire a songwriter >> in most parts of the country it is the dead of the winter. that means cold season. most adults come down with two or three colds a year. they can last more than a week. it has the a lot of people asking, why science can't find a cure. our report. >> reporter: running nose,
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sore throat lead to self diagnosis of the common cold. while the symptoms are annoyingly clear, prevention and cures are not so obvious. about 200 different viruses cause the common cold. the viruses latch on to cells on the back of your throat and multiply attacking your nose, throat and airways. >> the common cold doesn't kill anybody. >> dr. jeffrey linder says for now, treating your body's reaction the only defense. >> three go to things for the cold, are rest, fluids, and fever reducing medicine, tends to help the most. >> drug stores offer hundreds of over-the-counter medicines and remedies for the common cold. they come in the form of tablets, liquids or syrups. last year consumers spent over $7 billion on the products.
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relief, there still is no cure for the common cold in sight. pharmaceutical companies would have to invest a lot of time of and money because there are so many different viruses and the potential drug would have to have a near perfect safety profile. >> people don't die from it. you have to inexpensive. effective. doesn't cause harm on its own. drug companies tried to produce a cure. dr. anthony fauci, the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases he said it would be nearly impossible to prevent the hundreds of viruss. >> developing one vaccine against one or two or three of them is almost follied, the odds are your vaccine is not going to be doing a pretty good job of protecting you. >> for most of us, a cold is
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dangerous. t the elderly, children and ose with weak immune systems chronic lung disease can ffer serious consequences even ath from the cold. . fauci and team of searchers are focusing on tential treatments and ccines for specific viruss at are more dangerous. the supreme court after scalia. with the senate battle brewing over his successor, will the court be gridlocked? also tonight -- trump and cruz keep firing at each other. jeb bush looks to w. to put him in the win column. first the freeze. then the storms. and plenty of accidents. and, the odd couple.
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best buddies in life. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. >> ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. she's -- >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." the stars and stripes fly at half-staff at the supreme court. a quiet memorial to justice antonin scalia, a sharp contrast to the coming plitdolitical battle. scalia died apparently in his sleep saturday at a secluded resort in west texas. he would have been 80 next month. his doctors confirmed he had a history of heart trouble. in three decades on the court, he was a pugnacious champion of conservative thought. a team of correspondents covering this. first jan crawford on the impact of scalia's death. >> reporter: when the justices return to the bench next week it will be the first time for all eight, they will serve without
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>> i antonin scalia -- >> for 30 years the court's most forceful voice. his sudden death will have immediate impact on the current term full of controversial cases, regulation of abortion clinics, a challenge to obamacare. affirmative action in college admissions and presidential power on immigration. with scalia, the court had a narrow conservative majority. now, it is a court on pause. many of those cases will end up in a 4-4 tie. keeping the lower court ruling in place and setting no nationwide precedent. but his passing will affect the institution far beyond one term. he was one of nine justices but his impact on the court and the law was far greater than a single vote. his opinions were must-reads for clear, colorful writing, and dissent, calling decision upholding part of obamacare, pure apple sauce. his philosophy that judges
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constitution the way originally understood defined the conservative legal movement. >> i think it is up to the judge to say what the constitution provided even if what it provided is not the best answer. even if you think it should be amended. if that's what it says that's what it says. >> he has done so much to set the terms of how the court approaches issues. >> reporter: paul clement clerked for scalia, he has argued 80 cases before the court and said scalia's lively often sharp questions forever changed the court's dynamics on the bench. >> his very first case he started asking lots and lots of questions. even some of the justices who had been there for years, they looked and said, "well, we are not going to let the new guy ask all the questions." it fundamentally changed the nature of arguing before the supreme court. >> reporter: now the court has several big arguments on the horizon including that abortion case, immigration case, and it
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be argued next term. scott, it is unclear whether there even will be a justice on the court at that point. >> jan crawford, reporting for us tonight. jan, thank you. the delay that jan just mentioned is exactly what the senate republican leadership has in mind. insisting the nomination be postponed for nearly a year. when a new president is in office. but today, president obama was discussing privately who will be his next pick. it would be his third. margaret brennan is with mr. obama at a southeast asian summit meeting he is hosting in rancho mirage, california. >> reporter: mr. obama could make his pick as soon as next week. but election year politics in an already divided washington make his decision complicated. the president will need at least 14 republican senators to move the process forward. to help win some republican backing, mr. obama could choose a candidate who is already won
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some names that fit that bill -- 63-year-old merrit garland, 48-year-old also sits on the court, he would be the first indian-american justice, and 51-year-old former public defender gene kelly, harvard law class made it of the president. he could make a bold choice like attorney general loretta lynch. who had to wait more than 160 days before she was confirmed for her current position. the administration argues that history is on its side. and points to the confirmation of justice anthony kennedy as an example. nominated by president reagan, kennedy was confirmed during the 1988 election year by a democratic senate. of course, in that case, it took three tries before the president's pick actually won confirmation. scott, this time the white house is already calling democrats and republicans in congress to try to grease the wheels for their nominee. >> margaret, thank you very much.
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in fact it would be rare for the senate to turn the president down in an election year. in the 20th century, the senate voted on seven supreme court nominees during election years. and it approved all but one. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> i intend to make 2016 a referendum on the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: it took roughly three hours for scalia's passing to become a major campaigner to. >> the president under our constitution has a duty to send forth a name to be considered by the senate. and the senate has a duty to consider that. >> reporter: on capitol hill, republicans on the pivotal senate judiciary committee, from ted cruz to lindsay graham vowed to block virtually any nominee calling the president a lame-duck. >> this will probably be left up to the next president. >> reporter: democrats argued
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a year left in his term. >> when you go off the bat, i don't care who he nominates. schumer felt differently in the final year of p george w. bush's term when he argued democrats should block bush nominees because "the supreme court was already dangerously out of balance." there isn't much precedent for a fight like this. congress has never taken more than 125 days to vote on a supreme court nominee. but legal scholar, jonathan turley said this time could be different. >> conservatives clearly despise president obama and they revere justice scalia. it is a bad mix. so you will have a battle royale, no matter who is appointed. >> reporter: some republicans have told me they would be open to considering a "consensus choice." but they haven't been able to give me any names of who might fit the description. scott, because even a moderate nm knee nominee would pull the court to
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nancy cordes, thank you.
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be right back. well saturday night's republican presidential debate on cbs drew 13.5 million viewers. that is the most of any debate in 2016. the republican primary in south carolina is now five days away. jeb bush is trailing badly.
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here is major garrett. >> reporter: jeb bush can no longer afford to be ambivalent about his family name or establishment pedigree. >> thank you for your hard work for jeb. thank you for what you are going to do which is to vote for him saturday here in the great state of south carolina. >> reporter: bush is hoping older brother george w. can give him a boost in the state that helped lift the president to the nomination in 2000. president bush's first stop, meeting with veterans. even as donald trump continued to knock him for the iraq war, and overlooking intelligence before 9/11. >> they knew some bad things were going to happen. they could have stopped it. >> was it negligence? >> i don't say anything. i say the world trade center came down -- >> jeb bush accused trump of trafficking in 9/11 conspiracy theories amplifying this defense of his brother. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my
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apparatus to coop us safe. >> we had the worst attack ever. after that we did okay. that's meaning, the team scored 19 runs in the first inning. but after that we played well. >> reporter: another trump rival, ted cruz said the gop front-runner had gone off the deep end. >> he was just going on and on about how i am the most horrible person in the world. because i keep repeating the things he said. >> i have never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> reporter: if nothing else, president bush drew the biggest crowd jeb has seen on the campaign trail. elsewhere, trump threatened to sue cruz over his eligibility to run for the white house and hint heed may run as independent if he doesn't secure the republican nomination. >> major garrett. thanks. the next president will have syria to deal with. today in syria two schools and five hospitals were flattened by
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most likely russian. the u.n. says nearly 50 people were killed. holly williams is following this. >> reporter: today a suspected russian air strike targeted a hospital in the province. these videos appear to show the desperate search for survivors in its twisted ruins. at least seven people are thought to have died. more alleged russian air strikes reportedly hit a school and a hospital in the town of azaz. a former rebel stronghold. injured children were ferried across the border for treatment in turkey. despite the temporary cease-fire agreement -- russia says it will continue its strikes which give cover to the forces of syrian president bashar al-assad. on the ground in syria it is not
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an officer with a rebel group that has received weapons from the u.s. he told us they won't comply with the temporary truce, even if it means losing american support. hundreds of thousands of people, have died, the regime has the the backing of russian air strikes now, of iran, you're losing territory. wouldn't it be better to sit down with the regime of al assad? >> we started this revolution to get rid of him here, told us. mr. obama said that bashar al assad lost his legitimacy. how could we ignore that and sit down with a terrorist? syria claimed today that the hospital attack in the region was carried out by the u.s.-led coalition. the u.s. said its planes weren't even in the area. but scott that is an indication of how difficult it can be to negotiate with the syrian regime.
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turkey-syrian border for us tonight. holly, thank you. today, pope francis, visit itted one of mexico's poorest states. at a mass in chiapas on the border of guatemala, francis denounced the abuse of mexico's indigenous people. the area is the center of a migration crisis as central americans struggle to reach the u.s. manuel bojorquez takes us there. >> reporter: the men walking for days part of their desperate journey north. we have to keep going says this man, because the situation in el salvador is very dangerous. violence and poverty have forced thousands to flee. >> to get north gives you hope of a better life. but it has become a dangerous gamble. 900 to 1,000 new arrivals. emily vickland runs the only migrant shelter in this corner of mexico. >> a lot of people get robbed,
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kind of way. many of them say they were not aware of it being this bad. >> vickland says it is a result of mexico's crackdown on its southern border. a multimillion dollar program, states. but it has then't hasn't stopped the migrant, last year housing more than 11,000. >> used to be the migrant house where people used to stay a few days and they would move on. we are now more like a refugee camp. >> 16-year-old kevin flores says gangs threat tuned kill him. he showed us where he crossed into mexico. >> how long did that take? [ speaking spanish ] >> three days walking. he wants to get to new york to beep with his sisters. his fastest option is also the most dangerous. jumping on a northbound train. some die on the train, he says,
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or beaten. raids like this are common as crackdown. and train companies have hired private guards. this cell phone video shows the moment one guard on the approaching train here shot and killed a migrant. despite the dangers migrants still make any run they can for the midnight train. on this night, 20 from the shelter tried. but only two made it. the next morning, others were still waiting. willing to risk everything. mexico says its goal is to stop human smuggling, but scott a human rights group argues mexico and the u.s. are deporting migrants who are refugees. and at least 90 were recently killed after they were sent back home. >> remarkable report, manuel bojorquez. thank you. a big storm is making a mess from the south to the northeast.
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a severe storm apparently triggered tornados in louisiana and mississippi. and it made a mess all the way to maine. here is jericka duncan. >> when the snow started to fall overnight in piedmont, north carolina, commuters began to crash. throughout the state, police reported hundreds of accidents due to weather. that same storm also helped spawn a number of tornados across the gulf states. the latest system comes one day after an historic cold snap on valentine's day at least 20 cities in the u.s. set or tied records for lowest temperature. and watertown new york, it was minus 37 degrees. the subfreezing temperatures complicated efforts to fight this fire in suburban philadelphia. it took 150 firefighters six hours to put out the flames and turn this auto repair shop into an icebox. at cannon mountain in new
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braved the bitter cold for nearly two hours as they rescued 48 people stuck in two tram cars, 40 feet above ground. a family doing some sight seeing with the baby was part of the group waiting for help. right now, snow is turning into freezing rain. it is about 30 degrees here in new york city. tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach 55. but, scott that went be a record. that was set back in 1954, when it was 71 degrees. >> jericka duncan in the cold for us tonight. thank you very much.
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facelift when we come back. today an alaskan airlines
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reagan national airport when smoke filled the cockpit. kris van cleave on what happened next. [ indiscernible ] >> we have smoke in the cockpit. we need directors immediately to dulles. >> reporter: a boeing 737 like this one with 161 passengers and six crew bound for seattle. it turned into a tense 16 minute flight to the nearby dulles airport. >> basically we don't know where the source of the smoke came from. we took off with it running. it did not come in the cabin. we got very fiification.
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runway. >> reporter: a passenger told cbs news she notice aid burning smell right after takeoff. the airline is still looking for the source of that smoke. scott, both pilots have to be checked out by doctors. >> no one seriously injured. kris, thank you. at 94, the lincoln memorial is beginning to look its age. today, billionaire, david
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million to fix broken finally tonight, at a time
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intersect, supreme court justices antonin scalia and ruth bader ginsburg proved that people can disagree and yet remain friends. jan crawford watched their friendship blossom through the years. >> reporter: we think about justice scalia and justice ginsburg they were in many ways complete opposites. there was the rough and tumble scalia. he cut his teeth in the nixon administration. then the soft-spoken ginsburg, she started her career arguing for women's rights. but they had this deep and affectionate friendship. justice ginsburg has this fabulous picture in her office of the two of them, riding an elephant on a trip to india. they both loved the opera. they're even dressed in costume in one picture that they have. they would do things with their spouses together too. they would all spend new year's eve together. have these regular dinners. their friendship goes back to their days serving on the federal appeals court in washington. it was always wonderful just to hear them talk about their
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>> i was listening to him. disagreeing with a good part of what he said. but, thought he said it in an absolutely captivating way. >> i think we should leave it at that. great point. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. she is. >> they had a mutual respect. they didn't compromise. in her statement yesterday, justice ginsburg said his critiques and scalia could have doosies believe me made her better. justice scalia nailed all the weak spots, the applesauce and argle-bargle, scalia language for you and gave me what i needed to strengthen the majority opinion. within hours of scalia's death, the partisan divide in washington went into overdrive. but their relationship proved that you could be deeply divided and still be civil. ginsburg put it best when she said "we were best buddies. it was my great good fortune to
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colleague and treasured friend." >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. it's tuesday, february 16th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for south carolina simmers. donald trump steps up his
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former president tries to pave a path to the white house for his brother. wild weather sweeps through the southeast, damaged twisters touch down in two states while another system delivers snow to the northeast. and taylor swift leads an all-star cast who strike gold at the grammys while the music's biggest night pauses to say good-bye to rock and roll legends. captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio 57 news room at cbs headquarters in new york. i'm anne-marie green. days before the south carolina republican primary the race for the presidential nomination is becoming increasingly nasty and personal. the primary is this saturday and
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finds donald trump has a commanding lead followed by ted cruz. campaigning in south carolina yesterday, trump blasted out at cruz. trump called cruz unstable and threatened again to sue cruz over his eligibility to serve as president if he doesn't pull his ads. >> i have never met a american who lies more than ted cruz. >> >> cruz doesn't seem particularly upset. >> he was going on and on how i'm the most horrible person in the world because i keep repeating the things that he said. >> former president george w. bush for the most part has stayed out of politics since leaving office. that changed yesterday when mr. bush campaigned for his younger broekt in south carolina.
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by name but left no doubt who he was talking about. >> i understand that americans are angry and frustrated, but we do not need someone in the oval office who mirrors and inflames on anger and frustration. >> jeb bush remains far behind donald trump in the latest south carolina polls. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll talk with jeb bush about his campaign and what's at stake for him in south carolina. the white house says president obama held preliminary discussions about whom to nominate to replace justice antonin scalia. scalia's death has set off a political firestorm. more republicans say they will not confirm any nominee. hillary clinton made her position clear during a campaign stop in nevada. >> i am absolutely adamant that the president under our constitution has a duty to send
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the senate and the senate has a duty to consider that. >> the nevada democratic caucus is this saturday. clinton's democratic rival bernie sanders campaigned in michigan. it was his first campaign in michigan. during a rally at eastern michigan university, he said the flint water crisis is beyond comprehensible. the panhandle and mississippi is trying to recover this morning after a tornado. the twisters were part of a wide-ranging storm system that stretched up the east coast. don champion has our report. >> reporter: not even this fire station in alabama could escape the wrath of a storm. an apparent tornado plowed through the town of johnsonville monday tossing debris everywhere.
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sheriff deputies car showed a twister on the ground. this man rode out the storm in the hallway. in mississippi it damaged the roof of this school, terrifying students. >> we could hear the water coming through the roof into the hallway. >> reporter: the same massive storm system covered roads and streets from the carolinas to new york and snow and ice making travel tricky. >> cars off the road everywhere. a car wrapped around a telephone pole right up here. >> reporter: in baltimore this ambulance flipped responding to a call. everyone inside survive. warm temperatures are now on tap for the northeast raising concerns over possible flooding. in the washington, d.c., area several schools are closed today and the federal government is opening three hours late even as we contend with slush and ice on
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places in the northeast could flirt with the 60-degree mark, anne-marie. the winter weather roller coaster continues. >> roller coaster is the best way to describe it. and i know. i'd have a tongue twister as well because the weather is just all over the place. don champion here in new york. four american journalists are under arrest in the small gulf nation of bahrain. bahrain police say day was detained for providing false information that she was a tourist. she was covering the anniversary of the arab spring protests. they were violently put down by the bahrain government. pope francis has been speaking to some of the most marginalized individuals in mexico. yesterday it was the impoverished. today he visits the city where
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the meth amamphetamines in the u.s. >> reporter: pope francis travels to the city later this morning. routes chanted "long lives pope francis" in chappa. a teenager told pope francis about his struggles with muscular dystrophy. i know god has blessed me with this special ka as the trough fi. i trust him, he said. he gave his homily in three different languages to more than 100,000. it highlights hundreds of thousands of central americans heading to the u.s. many tried to hitch a ride across the northbound freight train known as the beast. along the way we found a group from guatemala. this young man has been
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he asked us not to show his face. he said he uses his hands. he was deported from houston six years ago and is trying again and hopes to join pope francis at the u.s. border. the pope visits juarez across the mexico city wings. adele's grammy performance hit a sour notoriety off the top. >> the incident seemed to follow adele throughout the performance which had twitter lighting it up.


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