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sense of resignation and trust and faith. >> reporter: the conclave is shaping up like a battle with supporters in support of the curia and outsiders bent on reform. the roman-based cardinals are reportedly backing scherer, although he's well known within the curia and is on the commission which oversees the vatican bank. on the other side of the ledger is cardinal angelo scola. although he's italian, he's based in milan and he's somebody that would clean out many of the roman insiders. if either of those names should falter, experts say there is a real possibility an american could rise to the top. boston cardinal shaun o'malley and new york cardinal timothy dolan are the u.s. papal contenders. they've been careful to create a list of criteria, what they're
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looking for. really what it comes down to is do they want a pastoral leader someone who's charismatic, who can bring people into the church, or someone who is managerial who can clean out the church after all the sex abuse scandals and bureaucracy issues. reporting live in vatican city, vinita nair. back to you, anne-marie. >> the world is watching. thank you very much. the united states and korea begin their annual war. the military drills last for 11 days. south korean activists ripped up and burned a photo of north korean leader kim jong-un. as promised north korea has cut off communications with the south. the north threatened a nuclear strike against the u.s. over the drills and recent round of u.s. sanctions. in afghanistan chuck hagel denied allegations that the u.s. and taliban were working together to scare the afghan people. the charges came from afghan president hamid karzai before his meeting with hagel. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: defense secretary
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chuck hagel had a busy sunday schedule, meeting with u.s. forces and with afghan officials. but he never got to the scheduled joint press conference with afghan president hamid karzai. it was canceled. the afghan said the americans pulled the plug. the pentagon said there were security concerns. further muddying hagel's visit, hamid accused the united states and hagel from holding talks. as an example, he cited saturday's suicide bombings that killed 19 people. he said they're trying to frighten us into thinking that if the foreigners are not in afghanistan, we would be facing these sort of incidents. the defense secretary and karzai eventually met behind closed doors. hagel told karzai there are no talks.
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>> i told the president that it was not true that the united states was unilaterally working with the taliban in trying to negotiate anything. >> reporter: it has been a trip with little good to be said about u.s./afghan relations as both nations try to unwind america's role here. on saturday the final handover of prisoners was canceled in an argument over karzai's desire to free some of them. as if the day weren't already tense enough, president hamid karzai accused u.s.-led forces and the afghans working with them of abusing university students. charlie d'agata, cbs news, kabul. well, this morning a winter storm is heading from the plains into the upper midwest. the unsettled weather stretches from the great lakes to the gulf coast. mostly rain and some severe weather is possible in louisiana and mississippi. snow showers have already blanketed nebraska and iowa. up to six inches is possible in some areas today.
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in nebraska there were multiple accidents but no serious injuries reported. president obama makes three trips to capitol hill this week. he's looking to build bipartisan support for a plan that would roll back that $85 billion budget cut. included in these visits are two separate meetings with republican lawmakers. it's part of the white house's new strategy to win over members of the gop. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> anne-marie, good morning. it's being called the president's charm offensive. after months of fighting over taxes and spending, the president is reaching out to republicans, and it appears some of them are open to improving the dialogue. >> i'm welcoming with open arms. i think the president's tremendously sincere. i don't think this is just a political change in tactic. i think he actually would like to solve the problems of the country. >> oklahoma senator tom coburn was one of 12 republican senators to dine with president obama last week.
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he said working with the gop could result in a budget agreement. >> it's time to start leading, and the way you do that is quit poking your finger in people's eyes and start building relationships, and i think he's got a great chance to accomplish a big deal. >> but it appears any big deal will have to address spending on social security, medicare, and medicaid. >> at the end of the day, we're going to have to find a balanced solution and it will involve all elements. it will involve talking about revenues talking about expenses talking about entitlements. we have to do that. >> republican congressman paul ryan also had some face time with president obama last week. he cautioned it remains to be seen whether the president's outreach to the gop is sincere. will he resume what is long believed to be a plan to win the 2014 elections, or will he sincerely change in trying to find common ground. >> and congressman ryan will unveil his new budget plan tomorrow.
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it will call for a repeal of the president's health care law, so we shall see just how long this thaw between the white house and congressional republicans is going to last. anne-marie? >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. former south african president nelson mandela remains under the care of a medical team, but he has been discharged from a pretoria hospital. mandela, now 94 years old, returned home yesterday. he spent one day in the hospital where doctors performed tests. he spent one day in the hospital in december. a spokesman says mandela is well. coming up on the "morning news," marking the anniversary of the japanese tsunami and we'll meet two navy veterans who claim they were sickened by the fukushima meltdown and are suing. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." get the new it card at and sign up for
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visited a temporary shelter on the second anniversary of the massive quakes and tsunami that killed about 19,000 people. more than 300,000 are still homeless. and in tokyo, a moment of silence by the company that runs the fukushima nuclear plant. >> the magnitude 9.0 earthquake caused three at the plant to met down. as we're told, a group of navy veterans say that radiation made them sick. >> reporter: immediately after the disaster the u.s. navy left to provide aid. jiemy jamie and maurice were among the 5,000 sailors on board. >> we had already been there rendering aid and giving supplies and stuff for maybe a couple of days before we even heard something about a nuclear power plant.
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>> reporter: the nuclear power company tepco claimed the fukushima plant was under control but in reality three nuclear reactors were melting down releasing radioactive gases. while towns within 12 miles of the plant were evacuated, the reagan was stationed just one to two miles from shore. >> i get my boots checks and my hands check and the geiger meter just goes kraszy. they told everybody to get back get away from me. that made me more nervous and more scared. >> i developed gynecological issues and nobody under it and they kept saying stress. i also developed asthma. i had bronchitis six times between february and summer of 2012. >> reporter: she says exposure to radiation from fukushima has just made them sick. >> i have a lump between my eyes and on my ju and another on my thigh.
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>> reporter: now a couple they've completed their service and have been honorably discharged. along with fellow sailors they're part of a federal lawsuit against tepco. it accuses the japanese power company of giving out false and misleading information about fukushima while being aware that the potential health risk was greater than its agents were reporting. >> reporter: how do you know that symptoms that you're describing are due to that place, are a result of that exposure? >> really, there's no way to tell, but none of that was there, and it just developed soon after. >> reporter: tepco told cbs news it does not comment on lawsuits. >> we just want somebody to give us you know medical care and figure out what's wrong. >> reporter: but without health insurance, the couple may not know what's wrong any time soon. magalie laguerre, cbs news, new york. well, straight ahead, a dangerous blast caught on camera. a five-alarm fire results in an explosion. firefighters caught in the back draft. explosion.
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windows and was caught on video. the fire broke out sunday in harrison. officials say it started in a restaurant kitchen and forced organizers to reroute a st. patrick's day parade. on the cbs moneywatch now, gas prices dip, and something wicked at the box office. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you, anne-marie. well, last week's u.s. jobs report drove up asian markets. tokyo's nikkei gains half a percent while hong kong's hang seng remains unchanged. will the bulls keep running on wall street. investors will pay close attention to several reports out this week. the dow shot up 307 points to closed at an all-time high while the nasdaq went up 74 points. some good news at the pump. gas prices are down. the average price is $3.70. that's down 5 cents from last week.
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it is also the first dip in prices since late december, but it's still higher than a month ago when a gallon went for $3.57. google will reportedly pay $7 million to settle its so-called wi-spy case. the penalty will close a joint investigation by the attorneys general in about 30 states. they accuse the internet giant of using its company cars to scoop up personal data over wi-fi networks that were not password protected. anger is growing in europe over sky-high executives' salaries. just last week switzerland voted to impose the world's strictest controls on executive pay. now the european union is planning its own crackdown. officials say the compensation package, which should be ready by the end of the year will curb salaries bonuses, and severance pay. new york city is bracing for its big soda ban. starting tuesday restaurants in the big apple will no longer be able to sell sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.
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mayor bloomberg calls it portion control and says it will help stop obesity. the beverage industry has filed a lawsuit to get the ban overturned. and at the box office, "oz, the great and powerful" came in first place. it took in more than $80 million in the u.s. and canada. "jack the giant slayer" fell to second place with $10 million. and coming in third, the comedy "identity thief" starring melissa mccarthy and jason bateman. that look so funny to me. i think i have to check that one out. >> id does but i think i have to go with oz. >> we'll compare notes. >> all right. ashley morrison here in new york. thank you. well, coming up next in sports, tiger woods in striking distance. he moves another step closer to reclaiming the title the world's number one golfer.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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washington, d.c., a high of 63. afternoon thunderstorms in atlanta. some rain in st. louis as well. denver, a high of 57, lots of sunshine. seattle, mostly cloudy, a high of 50. in sports, tiger woods is heating up ahead of the masters. woods won the cadillac championship in doral, florida. it's his 17th world golf championship victory. he withdrew from this event last year because of tightness in his achilles. >> i had to get healthy first. and i was playing for a long time not healthy and hurt, and i just really focused getting healthy. one i got healthy, a lot of positive things happened. >> woods can reclaim a number one ranking with a win at bay hill in two weeks. >> in the nba, seemingly no one can beat the heat. miami looking for their 18th straight win, lebron james only scoring 13 points against indiana last night, but point
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guard mario chalmers leads the way with 26 points. no problem for the heat. they win, 105-91. the heat will try to make i 19 in a row tomorrow night. the l.a. clippers might be the most high-flying team in the nba. against detroit, deandre jordan throws down a huge one-handed dunk. it was so strong that it knocked brandon night to the floor. later l.a.'s blake griffin gets in on the action. he goes left-handed on a big alley-oop jackson. the clippers win, 129-97. number 2, indiana, number 7, michigan. michigan leading by one in the final seconds what indiana's cody zeller hit a shot. they missed two straight layups, indiana win, 72-71. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell live from the vatican. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news"."
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this ecuadorian volcano erupted for a second day in a row. located about 80 miles south of the capital city quito, it threw ash and smoke about a mile into the sky saturday and sunday. access to the area is restricted and residents have been encouraged to evacuate. across this country, 1,000 public schools in 36 states have taken a bold step in trying to boost students' performance. they've adopted a longer school day. jeff glor visited a school in massachusetts to find out how it works. >> reporter: at this middle school in fall river, massachusetts, these sixth through eighth graders hear the first bell at ten past 7:00. 650 students and 40 teachers experience a longer day than the average public school, 90 minutes longer. that means 300 more hours of school every year. >> what comes first? which variable? >> reporter: the extra time lets
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her teach a double dose of math, back to back. 45-minute periods. >> i would like to be less tired, yes, but honestly i would rather teach here with the extended time because i don't think i could teach everything i need to teach in that short 45-minute block. >> the author picks words to help you feel something. >> reporter: english teacher sharon says she sees the difference in students. >> they're understanding what they read on a deeper level or they may not be so gifted in one area as they are in another. and we're able to address those needs and individualize the instruction. >> reporter: back in 2005 massachusetts labeled kuss chronically underperforming. two years later they began to subsidize extra longer school day and the kids caught up. the number scoring proficient
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and advanced on standardized tests has risen 47% in math and 58% in even glish. >> when we first started the initiative, there was a lot of push back from parents. >> reporter: the school's superintendent meg brown has seen a turnaround. the enrollment is up by a third and there's no waiting to get in. >> there's no need to continue to schedule the school year and the school day in an old model. we need to be thinking about what our kids need in order to be competitive in the 21st century. >> longer days mean more time for sports, arts, and music. i'm jeff glor, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell are live in vatican city for complete coverage of the selection of a new pope. plus plans for the mega casino and hotel complex is marking a comeback for las vegas.
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and legendary basketball coach bob knight tells us about his new book. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. where did the weekend go? >> it goes so fast, doesn't it? >> flew by. i'm michelle griego, by the way. hi. [ laughter ] >> it is nearly 4:30. which is really 3:30, i guess, right? >> we had an hour less over the weekend. >> i can feel it. >> i know.
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everything on this morning show. but you know what is it today we'll see a great day. sunshine headed our way, temperatures going to start to warm up. high pressure builds into the bay area. we'll talk about that coming up. >> here's a live look this morning across the golden gate bridge where things are moving better than usual. no overnight roadwork here but we have a whole lot of it in the east bay. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >> thank you. new this morning, bart police are trying to figure out how an apparent homeless man got into an elevator shaft. the man's body was pulled out of the shaft early this morning after it was crushed by the elevator as it was going up. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the montgomery bart station with more. >> reporter: that will all be part of the investigation continuing on today. bart police say they don't know how this man got into that
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elevator shaft or how long he had been there. he was pulled out this morning. there was a report that a man was stuck inside the the montgomery bart elevator at 9:30 last night. the man stuck in the elevator said he was going from the muni to the concourse level when he heard a crunching noise, shout and then the elevator stopped. police found a homeless man in the shaft who died on the scene. he was wedged between the elevator and the wall of the shaft. officers say it appears he was sleeping at the top and may have been crushed to death. now, authorities on the scene did find some personal belongings including some bedsheets at the top of the elevator shaft but they still don't know if they belong to the dead man. live in san francisco, back to you. >> such a bizarre and sad story, cate. is there any impact on service this morning? >> michelle, based off what we heard from authorities last night they say even though this was all going on, it didn't affect


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