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i saw it as a matter of convenience. >> hillary clinton opens up about her e-mail controversy. the potential white house candidate explains why she used a private e-mail address while serving as secretary of state. the university of oklahoma campus tries to heal in the fallout from the video showing fraternity members singing a racist song. ♪ a jury says it was a clear call. the mega hit "blurred lines" was enough of a copy of a '70s soul song and awarded the children of marvin gaye more than $7 million. and off-season shockers.
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nfl teams making unexpected moves at the sta making unexpected moves at the start of the free agency period. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, march 11th 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. hillary clinton's explanation for why she exclusively used a private e-mail account while she was secretary of state hasn't stopped a storm of criticism. addressing the issue publicly for the first time yesterday, clinton said she did it because she didn't want to carry two phones but says she broke no rules. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. yeah. her answers did not satisfy many here on capitol hill. she indicated during that news conference yesterday many times that she went above and beyond what was required of her, what was asked of her when she turned over these e-mails to the state
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department. she also acknowledged it was her and her aides who went through the e-mails to decide which would be turn oefrd and she did it all for one simple reason. >> i saw it as a matter of convenience. >> reporter: the e-mail dogging clinton's likely presidential campaign continues to intensify despite attempts tuesday to explain why she used a private e-mail account to conduct business during her time as secretary of state. >> i fully complied by every rule i was governed by. >> she says it was preserved and turned over to state department, something she did nearly two years after she left the administration. any private e-mails were deleted. >> e-mails about chelsea's wedding, my mother's funeral as well as yoga routines.
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>> tray gowdy who handles the congressional committee wants clinton to turn her private server over to a third party. an arbiter will determine which will remain public and which will be private. >> i believe i have met all of my spounlts and the server will remain private. >> reporter: gowdy plans to call her before the committee to ask her questions saying serious questions remain. among the questions, who authorized her to use this private e-mail and private e-mail serve and who specifically welkt through the e-mails to determine which would be turned over to the state department. clinton said it is any government employee's responsibility to determine which e-mails a
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rivate and which ones are work-related. anne-marie? >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. the students of oklahoma university. two are expelled for what the university pretty said are leaders of the racist chant which was caught on camera and two of the young men seen in the video express remorse. don champion with more. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. one man issued an apology while the parents of another did the same. meanwhile the university of oklahoma campus is trying to heal. [ chanting ] >> reporter: hundreds of
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students rallied outside the sae house on the university of oklahoma campus. some students remained inside whoul they while they protested outside. >> thai someone should have stood up and said hey, we should not say this. >> reporter: the racist video shows members of sa e.on the bus singing a song. tuesday, one of the men seen on the bus parker rice issued an apology writing i am deeply sorry for what i did saturday night. it was wrong and reckless. i made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to do the same. rice said the song was likely fueled by alcohol and confirmed it was taught by other members. it's more important to acknowledge what i did and what i didn't do he wrote. i didn't say no. my goal for the long term is to
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be a money who has the heart and the courage to reject racism wherever i see or expense it in the future. the parents of another student levi pettitte released a statement apologizing for acts they called disgusting. >> they need to hear this, right? because we live here. >> reporter: while many have praised the university's decision to shut the fraternity down students say more needs to be done for what they say is a racial divide. >> i feel like we have a long way to go and we're not there. i'm glad the individualvideo got released because a lot of people wouldn't believe it. >> of the 20,000 or so students at university of oklahoma about 5% are black. as for the fraternity members, the university president said more could be pelled and many anne-marie, are called to punish some of the women seen in the video. >> don champion in new york. thank you, don. well the manager of the
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city of ferguson resigned. he was voted out last night in what was called a mutual separation 'agreement. last week the justice didn't issued a report alleging racial buy yis repeatedly reporting shaw's role. seven months ago a white police officer fatally shot michael brown, an unarmed black teenager. they're ready to move on the islamic state of the city of tikrit. they captured another town on the city's outskirts yesterday. tikrit is islam's hometown and they're cult off on all sides. the islamic state is estimated to hold a third of iraq and syria. and isis issued a video reportedly showing a young boy executing a young palestinian man who allegedly spied for israel. the boy dressed in camouflage is seen standing behind the man.
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the video appears to show the boy shooting the man in the head. the father of the 19-year-old victim said he left for syria four months ago but the israeli security agency said he h had left for turkey to fight with isis. on capitol hill they're accusing 47 senators for trying to undercut the president and sabotage negotiations with iran over the nuclear program. the letter says any deal could be overturned by a future president or congress. in a written statement, vice president biden said i cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them. the letter's author tot cotton, a senator for nine weeks, denied ujds mining the nuclear talks. >> congress must approve a deal for a deal to be lasting and congress will only approve a deal if it stops iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
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>> democrat harry reid called the letter a kind of pettiness that diminishes us as a country to the world. on tuesday the jury got a look at the message dzhokhar tsarnaev wrote inside the boat where he was captured. tsarnaev wrote that the u.s. government is quote killing our innocent civilians and as a muslim, i can't stand to see such evil go unpunished. the judge ended court early to look at the boat himself to decide whether to allow the jury to see the entire boat as tsarnaev's lawyers have requested. he won't say if he'll allow execution by a firing squad. lawmakers passed a law yesterday that would make utah use a firing squad as backup if execution drugs are not available. and much of the nation is thawing out as rain thaws from the gulf coast to most of the east coast today. the showers will stretch from
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the lower mississippi valley to the southeast and northward into the mid-atlantic states and ohio later today. in tennessee the rain brought flooding to nashville and there's a threat for more to come for the rest of the week as new showers come thursday and friday, which could trigger additional flooding. in boston they're calling it the big melt. warmer temperatures cause huged huge chunks of snow to slide off rooftops and damage some parked cars. fences have been knocked down and sidewalks cordoned off because they were unsafe for pedestrians. and on cape cod gigantic blocks of ice have been washed ashore by the tide. one has caused them to dock. residents say they have never seen such large ice floes. well coming up on the "morning news," clearing up "blurred lines." a jury rules against robin
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thicke and pharrell williams in a case over their hit song. and singer sara bright is blasting off for an outer space performance. this is the "cbs morning news." nice. 0% apr financing on select models... hey, on top. you're welcome. and that's my typical day. [kids cheering] you're up. you wanna... nope. at our 1 for everyone sales event, get 0% apr financing for 60 months on a 2015 prius. offer ends march 31st. for great deals on other toyotas, visit this is out of this world. you bet your asteroid. toyota. let's go places. janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? (cough!) it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours. let's end this.
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may know a guy, but i know over 60,000 guys. ♪ blurred lines ♪ well that song "blurred lines" was the focus of a jury selection. john blackstone explains why the two contemporary recording stars lost out to the late music legend. ♪ >> reporter: the jury had to decide whether the biggest hit of 2013 "blurred lines" by robin thicke and pharrell williams was a copy --
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♪ >> reporter: -- of the 1977 marvin gaye hit "got to give it up." it was so similar the jury said it was. marvin gaye's daughter nona. >> there was nothing else to do but stand up for his music, stand up when someone tries to pilfer and take something away and when it's not right, it's not worth. >> reporter: in court williams said he was channeling gay'sit. >> the song "blurred lines" cams from the heart and soul of. >> they made comments about how this was a groove and an era and how this was about a genre. it wasn't. it was about the copying of "got to give it up."
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>> the jury awarded marvin gaye's family $7.4 million for the copy right infringement. pharrell williams and robin thicke each made about $5 million. ahead, pirate's curse. johnny depp is injured on the latest set of "the pirates of the caribbean" movie. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by advantage sill. so why wait to feel comfortable? trust vagisil. the number one wipe for itch. to be honest, i thought a lot of toothpastes were pretty much the same. but then my husband started getting better dental checkups than me so i did what he did i went pro with crest pro-health advanced. my mouth is getting healthier. my teeth are getting stronger. crest pro-health advanced gives you a healthier mouth, and is superior
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not released. his manager said there has never been a kinder soul. in entertainment news now, johnny depp is headed back to the u.s. after injuring his hand in australia. he'll have surgery on his hand while filming the latest "pirates of the caribbean" movie. and sarah brightman will sing in space in september. brightman is preparing to become a space tourist in the fall and travel to the international space station. during her ten-day visit,
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million deal. $39 million of that is guaranteed. jimmy graham one of the league's tight ends was traded from new orleans to seattle. the saints get max unger and the first round draft pick this year. graham led the saints with 85 interception last year. and in a surprising swap the st. louis rams sent sam bradford to philadelphia for nick foles. foels who through for 13 touchdowns last year will likely be the undisputed starter in st. louis. in college basketball now, gonzaga won an automatic bid to the ncaa tournament by beating byu in the west coast conference championship game by beating them, 91-75. carl wilshire had 18 points and ten rebounds for the zags. it's gonzaga's third straight wcc title. and you can find out the rest of
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there will be a sequel to the movie "zoolander." actors ben stiller and owen wilson strutted their stuff during paris fashion week to announce they will make a followup to the 2001 comedy. the film is scheduled for release in february of 2016. now, in los angeles you'll find one of the most famous signs in the world. it's nine letters long and they all spell trouble for the folks who live nearby. ben tracy reports. >> reporter: if you come to hollywood, you'd better be ready for your close-up. and if you hike just far enough -- >> there it is right there, the hollywood sign. >> reporter: -- you get this view and likely a visit with this guy. >> my name is tom labonge.
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i'm a councilman with the city of los angeles in hollywood, california. >> reporter: labonge is an avid hiker and the unofficial ambassador of it. >> god bless terrace. thank you for the greatest gift, the statue of liberty. >> i do love the tourists and people oflos angeles, and i'm trying to solve this situation. >> reporter: the situation is this. cars, people. cars, people. all trying to reach the hollywood sign through a neighborhood, home to 20,000 other people. this was once a little known access point to l.a.'s griffith park. gps and the internet have now given a map to sarajane schwartz's front door. she's lived here for 35 years.
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she's documented the mayhem, narrow streets lined with buses and cars. some weekends 10,000 people walk past her house. >> is your concern safety or is it flat out annoying having all these people in your neighborhood? >> believe me, i wouldn't be doing it if it's just an inconvenience. until they can figure out how to make the place safe, they should shut it down. >> reporter: the city has restricted parking. there's forward to keep an eye on things and big signs trying to throw hikers off the trail, but this hike is in a public park and the city says it should stay open. >> i'm for the public. >> when the public gets run over in the street, that's not being public. >> reporter: ironically the sign was put up in 1923 to attract the public, homeowners for a new neighborhood hollywood land but it's a selfie that's causing so much strife. >> take it off the bucket list, i guess. >> reporter: ben tracy, cbs news
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news, hollywood. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the controversy over nuclear talks with iran. we'll hear from former white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer in his first tv interview since leaving the administration last week. plus dramatic efforts to save rhinos from poaching. we'll go to south africa. and norah shows us around the biggest fish market in tokyo. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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taking a live look out there at the golden gate bridge and what is that on the road? a little wet out there.
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a little rainy as you make your way out the door this morning. good morning, it is wednesday, march 11, i'll michelle griego. >> good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich in for frank mallicoat. all right. well, let's get our first check on weather. some rain. >> rain as we forecast. the most problematic thing about it is not the amount of rainfall but it's so light that the roads will be slick. right now very light rain showers from the north bay into the santa clara valley. temperatures mild in the 50s. later today with a spotty scattered showers into the 60s. the full forecast straight ahead. >> we did see a number of serious accidents overnight. now that the commute is kind of picking up we're beginning to see some clearing in some of the accidents. here's the bay bridge toll plaza approach. eastbound getting on the bay


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