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well, donald trump is moving like a storm front through the republican primaries and caucuses. last night he won in nevada with marco ruby and ted cruz way back. heading toward super tuesday next week, trump has more delegates than his rivals combined. and dean reynold is in las vegas. >> reporter: the confounded republican party establishment may fervently wish what happens
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donald trump's march to the nomination would be hard to bet against now. today the victor was in virginia. one of 12 states with contests 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.
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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 state on the map. >> 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."
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romney's tax returns made him look like a fool. dean reynolds in nevada for us 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
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>> they want to turn back all of our rights. women's rights. civil rights. gay rights. 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
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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. >> nancy cordes in south carolina. 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
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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 greenwich, connecticut, in october, 1975. 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,
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but bobby kennedy jr. who sat with him during the hearing did. >> he didn't get a fair trial. he is not guilty. >> 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
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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.
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a jury decided johnson and johnson, maker of baby powder and shower-to-shower was 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 an expert for the plaintiff. >> i have done several different case control studies of ovarian cancer. all included information on talc. all of them have found an elevated risk for ovarian cancer associated with talc use. >> reporter: during trial, fox's lawyers presented this document
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in which one of johnson & johnson's consultants noted studies showed significant 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 talc as ingredient in products. >> anna, thank you very much.
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ley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." hello, everyone, welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. the next stop on the road to the democratic presidential nomination is south carolina. which holds its primary saturday. polls show hillary clinton with the lead over bernie sanders. it is getting smaller. at a townhall meeting, clinton
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when secretary of state. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: asked about a ruling by a federal judge, some state officials and her own aides should testify under oath about whether they set up her private e-mail system to evade public records laws. she said there is no basis for it. >> i know there are, challenges about what the state department did or didn't do. that will all be worked out. it is just not something that, that, you know is going to have any lasting effect. >> reporter: clinton was asked again whether she would release transcripts of her wall street speeches. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else? i mean? everybody should be on a level playing field. sanders was asked if he would be twielg level the -- twielg level the playing field. >> i am very happy to release all of my paid speeches to wall street. here it, chris, there a none. >> in a state where african-americans make up a majority of the democratic electorate, sanders accused the republican front-runner of racism.
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trump, and others, a racist effort to try to delegitimize the president of the united states. can you imagine that. >> you're making the right choice. >> earlier clinton appeared at an emotional gathering in a columbia church. >> shot 14 times. >> she was joined by mothers of five victims of gun violence or police brutality, whose support she cultivated for months including the mother of sandra bland. >> i am very angry. riot, i'm angry enough to vote for this lady. >> the mother of trayvon martin. >> we have the opportunity off have somebody that will stand up for us as african-americans, for us as women. i say my vote goes to hillary clinton. >> those five women are taking that message all across the state doing multiple events throughout the day.
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getting huge crowds. senator sanders is spending most of the week outside of south carolina in super tuesday states where he thinks he has a better chance of winning. the republicans, donald trump is on a roll heading into super tuesday voting. the republican presidential front-runner made it three out of four with the landslide victory in nevada caucuses tuesday. dean reynolds reports. >> we will be celebrating for a long time tonight. have a good time. have a good time. >> reporter: celebrating his big declared victory across the >> we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. number one. with hispanics. [ cheers and applause ] i'm really happy about that. >> trump rejected the notion he has a ceiling of support and laughed at conservatives who are calculating how he could lose.
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because the other candidates amount to 55%. if they could just add, they keep forgetting that when people drop out we are going to get a lot of votes. >> reporter: long lines pointed to a big turnout for trump. exit polls showed 60% of caucus voters said they were angry at the federal government. more than 60%, said they wanted the next president to come from outside the political system. >> one week from today, will be the most important night of this campaign. >> reporter: looking past his third place finish, ted cruz took the stage in las vegas, focused on super tuesday and home state of texas. arguing he is the only remaining candidate who can dethrone the front-runner. >> the only campaign that has beaten donald trump, the only campaign that can beat donald trump, is this campaign. [ applause ] thank you.
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before caucusing began, marco rubio watched the results from michigan. where he urged voters to look beyond emotion. >> we can't just elect someone that is angry. we have to elect some one that will make a difference. and some one that will win. >> reporter: now, early reports of some irregularities at the caucuses, people not being allowed in, or others double voting. appear to be overblown. the republican national committee did call the process controlled chaos. in fact, the ballot was a little confusing with voters being allowed to choose from among 11 candidates. six of whom are no longer running for president. marco rubio says he remains confident of his chances despite another second place showing. rubio discussed the race with charlie, gail, and nora for cbs this morning. >> important to take a deep breath. first of all the republican nomination is decided by delegates. 1200 delegates.
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you need to have. nowhere near that number of people who have yet filed, much less being able to win them. nd that sense the votes that are happening now, all states are awarding delegates. not based on how many states you win. based on how many delegates you picked up. he does have delegate advantage. it is not overwhelming. plenty of states out there. winner take all category, if you within them you more than catch up. what need to happen here, the race needs to continue to narrow. donald trump, for example, he underperformed mitt romney in nevada. four years ago, mitt romney got over 50% of the vote there. shows a significant number of republicans even in nevada who are not, did not want donald trump to be their nominee. it is divided among four people. >> mr. rubio, you yet to beat him. including the latest poll in florida shows you are not even beating him in your own home state. at what point, what state do you think you are going to be the one to trump donald trump. >> we'll win in florida. now that governor bush is no longer in the race. we split up sat part in florida.
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going into next week, we feel great about every state on the map. there has to be coalescing here. the process began after south carolina. it will continue. after our second place showing in nevada. we're in michigan all ready. here for a rally. headed to houston, texas, debate tomorrow, rally today. we feel great about the work and what it will lead to when the process plays out. >> senator, the issues before the republican people, ones you have debated. one of your opponents. senator cruz this week said that he would have federal agents knock on the doors to find those who are in this country illegally. would you follow that? >> yeah, that its a change of position for him. now under duress in the campaign. trying to change his positions once again to appeal, i suppose and win votes. bottom line is i don't think this country support and i do not military style tactics. i do think there are going to be people deported.
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if you are here illegally. you have deportation order. if you are a dangerous criminal. that is going to happen. i've don't think this country is going to support or pursue military style roundup of people in america. we need to secure our border, bring illegal immigration under control. then i think the american people are going to be responsible and
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it could be the most important gathering in the history of world soccer. fifa holding a congress in zurich, switzerland. members will vote on a new president and reforms that could change the face of the sport. one proposal is a term limit for top officials. another would make them disclose outside income. fifa is reeling from the multimillion dollar kickback scandal that engulfed many top officials dozens of whom have been indicted in the united
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steve croft has the the story for "60 minutes." >> reporter: hundred of fifa officials from around the world will descend on zurich for a special meeting. one of the most important in its 112-year history. maybe even one of its last. [ applause ] its ranks have been thinned. president seth blatter suspended. general secretary fired. and five current executive committee members facing criminal charges. some nervous delegates may decide to skip the event given what happened the last time they got together in may. authorities swooped in and made arrests here and on three different continents. acting at the behest of the u.s. justice department, attorney general loretta lynch. >> they were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest and to protect the integrity of the game. instead, they corrupted the
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serve their interests and to enrich themselves. fifa's main job is to organize and run the biggest sporting event on earth. the world cup. a month-long tournament of national teams, the generates billions and billions of dollars and crowns a world champion every four years. it's like the olympics only bigger. the honor of hosting the games can alter a nation's fortunes and the competition is intense. it is fifa's executive committee that decides where the world cup will be held and how the billions will be divided. according to the indictment, that's where the corruption comes in. how did the racketeering enterprise work? >> the allegations are that it was all about selection. choosing where events would be held. choosing who got the rights to broadcast. it was -- those key choices which were very lucrative off to
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power. >> john baretta used to run the u.s. attorney's office in the eastern district of new york with a specialty in the mafia. he was used to names like genevese and gambino and had never heard of fifa until the case ended on his desk. he knew how the game was played. you want this? you got to pay me? >> those are definitely the allegations. >> you've got to pay me $10 million. >> man millions in many instances alleged not just for low-level tournaments. the world cup itself. >> you are talking about shakedowns? >> absolutely. >> according to the indictment, that $10 million bribe was paid by the government of south africa to help secure the 2010 world cup. the money, originally disguised as a charitable contribution, ended up in the bank account controlled by former fifa vice
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american central american and caribbean confederation of fifa. which was headquartered in new york. he its current leap fighting extradition to the u.s. warner is one of 25 fifa officials named in the indictments. as for the bribes, there are too many to go into here. the biggest was $150 million paid by a sports marketing firm for contracts to sell broadcasting rights. then there were the smaller tips. a stack of envelopes filled with $40,000 in cash. from an executive committee member from qatar who was buying votes in a fifa election. qatar has a high profile at fifa right now and ape source of some
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the fifa world cup is qatar. qataris were happy. but most thought an odd choice. it made fifa the butt of international jokes. >> some fifa executives took bribes to put the world cup in qatar. i help that's true. otherwise makes no sense. >> not just that the routine temperatures top 120 degrees in the summer or a dismal right record. they have no soccer tradition and it would seem very few fans. games there are often played in empty stadium. fifa ignored its own internal security report which warned of a high risk for terrorism. maybe the executive committee was impressed with the dazzling multimedia, virtual reality vision, of what the qatar world cup would look like in 2022. right now this is all just a mirage. most people who follow international soccer aren't surprise by all of this. the chicanery at fifa an open
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a freelance reporter. harping about it more than a decade. >> it is the biggest scandal ever in world sport. nothing like it. how did you get into this? were you a soccer fan? >> definitely not. good luck to people who enjoy it. i am a crime reporter. that's it. it is there. no doubts about it. . >> reporter: jennings who had broken big stories and the international olympic committee. was asked to take a look at fifa. he couldn't believe his luck. >> i did start thinking. ape few bad apples. a few more. my goodness, who isn't. so bribery was standard operating procedures at all level of fifa. >> there does come a time that
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it's another drieb. because there are so many. in fact, a way of operating. how they went on with the business. >> when he began asking rude questions at fifa news conferences a dozen years ago he was exiled to the parking lot. for years his colleagues in the sporting press considered him a gadfly. he turned out right. and eventually people started paying attention. he landed a gig with the bbc, launching kamikazee attacks on the likes of fifa president, seth blatter. >> do you know which footballers took bribes from the -- >> the aforementioned fifa vice president, jack warner. [ indiscernible ] >> if you could spit on me you would spit on me? >> jennings received vindication in 2009, when the fbi asked for his help and invited him to
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agents. >> i shuffled down to london. went into the room. three immaculately dressed, perfect manners. business cards said they did organized crime. at that point we were in. you can see the full story of fifa on our website, cbsnews.com. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. today you can do everything in just one click, even keep your toilet clean and fresh. introducing lysol click gel. click it in to enjoy clean freshness with every flush. lysol. start healthing. yeah, click it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture
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to as the forgotten founding father. he never became president and died in a gun duel over a woman. now he is the centerpiece of a hit broadway show and also getting more props in the nation's capital. chip reid is at national portrait gallery in washington with hamilton's story. >> george washington and thomas jefferson are all over this town. but good luck finding alexander hamilton. yes, pull a $10 bill out of your wallet or come here to national portrait gallery. for the most part he has been overshadowed by the other founding fathers. now he is finally getting his turn in the spotlight. he bind the rap-inspired lyrics and hip-hop beats. new york's most talked about show, hamilton serves up a history lesson like no musical ever before.
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stoic face on the $10 bill. that changed when hamilton hit broadway. so, this is hamilton grange. >> where he lived the last couple years of his life. this would be far from the city. >> 100 blocks north of the theater is where the real alexander hamilton lived in an area known as hamilton heights. ron churno wrote the biography on which the musical is based. >> we are sitting in his house right now. the dining room table. what is it like for you to be sitting here? >> a thrill to be in this house. this was really the only house that we know that he ever owned. >> hamilton's story is an extraordinary self-made american immigrant. born out of wedlock, he was orphaned as a child. within a few decades he became one of most influential figures in u.s. history. general george washington's top
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signer of and major force behind the constitution. creator of the u.s. financial system and founder of the coast guard and "new york post." >> was hamilton a war hero? >> absolutely. >> absolutely. >> evil genius? >> not for me. >> for some people? >> some people. >> visionary? >> undoubtedly. >> insecure? >> to an extent. >> temperamental? >> definitely. >> i think what attracts people to the story of alexander hamilton is there are so many thangz bout him that you can admire. but he was an individual, you can at the same time identify with him. >> lynn manuel miranda decided to tell hamilton's story and rhyming lyrics of rap. in an interview he explained the concept to charlie rose. >> your music is rap.
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uniquely suited to tell hamilton's story. it has the words per measure than any musical genre. it has the rhythm. if it has density. if hamilton had anything in his writings, density. his furious disputes with the other founding fathers were legendary including a decade long rivalry with thomas jefferson. over slavery which hamilton opposed. and over the future of the young republic. >> hamilton had a vision, not only traditional agriculture. there would be cities, factories, stock exchanges, banks, corporations, central bank. the world that we know today. >> hamilton died in a duel with vice president aaron burr at age 49. at his grave in lower manhattan, there is a surge of visitors here to remember the man who history almost forgot. >> he died more than 200 years ago. now getting his term in the
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his name is literally up in lights on broadway. doesn't get any better than that. >> alexander hamilton craze is showing no signs of slowing down. and the book has been on the best seller list for 18 weeks. six weeks longer than back in 2004 when it first came out. the "cbs overnight news" will be
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tornados bring death and destruction to the east after a string of deadly twisters in the deep south. i said e. oh, my god i am going to die. >> drama with the victory of the night and the quote of the week. >> we won with poorly educated. >> a jury awards millions for a cancer death linked to talcum
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and riding down racial barriers. >> for me, african-american, diversity standpoint. i am definitely carrying on the legacy. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." 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 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 afternoon. state police confirmed that three people have died. late today, a tweet from cbs
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sadly one of the three confirmed death was a young child who died when mobile home was hit. the station also reported eight others were injured. everything is destroyed. unbelievable. i mean, unbelievable. >> reporter: the debris field is 3 miles long. sussex-sury dispatch reporter, this mobile home ripped open, 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.
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louisiana, david begnaud found a story of survival. >> i felt -- i felt stuff 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
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>> you can look around. you can see what, what one storm can do. >> reporter: vehicles were tossed like toys. 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. 30 people were injured. seven critically.
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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 york. in fact, all way up into the warmer air. the warmer temperatures in
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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
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connell, that if the public conclude this person is well qualified. that the senate should stand in the way, simply for political 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 nm knee to the supreme court. >> reporter: sandoval's office says no one has contacted him about vegt. but vetting. he called obamacare unconstitutional. that is one reason the sandoval buzz is the white house and reid playing games.
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jan, thank you very much. the "cbs overnight news" will be
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well, donald trump is moving like a storm front through the republican primaries and caucuses. last night he won in nevada with marco ruby and ted cruz way back. heading toward super tuesday next week, trump has more delegates than his rivals combined. and dean reynold is in las vegas. >> reporter: the confounded republican party establishment
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in vegas stays in vegas, but donald trump's march to the nomination would be hard to bet against now. today the victor was in virginia. one of 12 states with contests 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.
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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 state on the map. >> 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
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>> trump just tweeted that romney's tax returns made him look like a fool. dean reynolds in nevada for us 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
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about republicans. >> they want to turn back all of our rights. women's rights. civil rights. gay rights. 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
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and in nevada for instance, seniors went for clinton by full 50 points. >> nancy cordes in south carolina. 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
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iron in a wealthy enclave of greenwich, connecticut, in october, 1975. 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 pre seed oceedings? ought awe no.
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skakel refused to speak. but bobby kennedy jr. who sat with him in the trial did. >> he didn't get a fair trial. he is not guilty. >> 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. enough pressure in here for ya? i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to
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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
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ovarian cancer in 2013. she died last october. a jury decided johnson and johnson, maker of baby powder and shower-to-shower was 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 an expert for the plaintiff. >> i have done several different case control studies of ovarian cancer. all included information on talc. all of them have found an elevated risk for ovarian cancer associated with talc use. >> reporter: during trial, fox's lawyers presented this document from 1997.
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johnson's consultanted noted studies showed significant 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, proving the safety of talc as ingredient in products. we'll be right back.
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this could be the most lifelike robot ever. meet atlas. boston dynamics designed it to perform in places that are unsafe for humans. sensors in its legs and lasers in its head help to avoid obstacles even in the snow. and attention bullies if you knock it down, it will get right back up. starting today, facebook users can break from the robotic monotone of the look button. the internet innovator discovered emojis, users can express love, sadness, anger, laughter, or being wowed.
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enter in new 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.

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