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promised to make him an honorary north carolina citizen. all right. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. from the cbs it's tuesday, february 25th, it's tuesday, february 25th, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." democratic divide. we're in south carolina ahead of tonight's debate to break down what to expect. coronavirus chaos. markets plunge as fears of infection rise. there are new outbreaks as the virus spreads across the world. plus, an emotional tribute. we'll take you to the memorial for kobe bryant and his 13-year-old daughter where tears and love were on full display. >> may you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day. captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio
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57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new . to beyou. i'm anne-marie green. tonight's democratic presidential debate will give bernie sanders' challengers another opportunity to slow down his campaign juggernaut. seven presidential candidates square off tonight in south carolina. it's their final chance to make their pitch on a national stage ahead of saturday's critical state primary, and it's the last debate before voters hit the polls on super tuesday. danya bacchus is in charleston. how critical is this debate for the candidates? >> reporter: this debate is extremely critical. political experts say if a candidate does not do well in this state it will be hard to see how their campaign moves forward. south carolina is the first opportunity for voters to see how candidates do in a state where the electorate is primarily african-american. >> this week the world is watching south carolina -- >> reporter: seven democrats
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take the debate stage tonight, the last before south carolina voters lead to the polls. >> i know the time is coming to where i'm going to have to pick a candidate. and at this point i'm not sure yet. >> reporter: black voters make up an estimated 60% of the democratic electorate here. ♪ african-american congregants at this church say they're focused on the issues, not the polls. >> it's important that we don't get fooled or blind sided or misled by popularity. >> reporter: the polls show bernie sanders surging, and some candidates are upping their attacks on the vermont senator. >> bernie sanders just can't be trusted. criticizing his decades' long record. >> don't believe everything you hear on tv. >> reporter: at the first in the south dinner last night, sanders pushed back. >> let us go forward together, and let us defeat donald trump. >> reporter: here in south carolina, sanders trails joe biden. the former vice president will look for a strong victory to build momentum heading into super tuesday. >> you're the ones that sent bill clinton to the presidency, and you're the ones who sent
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barack obama to the presidency. >> reporter: with has demographics, south carolina could be a preview of upcoming primaries. >> we're so different than an iowa or a new hampshire or nevada. it gives you a taste of what could happen in the rest of the south. >> reporter: tonight's debate is also the last before super tuesday next week. and we can expect this to be another fiery debate with the candidates most likely going after front-runner bernie sanders. we're also told that michael bloomberg, who had a poor performance at the last debate, skipped a town hall last night to prepare for tonight. anne-marie? >> well, it could be make or break for him. he's really counting on those super tuesday delegates. danya bacchus in charleston, south carolina, thank you so much. well, you can see that debate tonight here a the congressional black caucus institute is the co-host, and twitter is the partner. if you would like to include a question for the candidates, submit it on twitter by using the hash tag #demdebate.
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fears over the coronavirus are sending jitters around the world. stock markets across the globe plunged yesterday as the number of cases surged in italy and south korea. this now puts two more major economies at risk from a virus that has already caused widespread concern in china. it's also prompting concerns in the middle east. >> reporter: that's right, the middle east is trying to deal with the surging virus there. at least 14 people have died from the coronavirus in iran. officials are denying that 50 people had died in the city of come. iraq, turkey, and afghanistan have closed borders are iran. clusters of the virus have emerged in italy where there's been a rapid spike in cases. more than 220 now confirmed, and seven deaths. authorities put at least a dozen towns on lockdown, including some of the country's most famous attractions. south korea has 893 reported new cases, raising concern for
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residents and the 2,500 u.s. troops stationed there. there are at least 53 confirmed cases here in the u.s. as dozens of sick passengers returned from a cruise ship in japan. overnight the trump administration sent a $2.5 billion spending plan to congress to combat the coronavirus outbreak. massachusetts-based drug company mederma has become the first company to release a potential coronavirus vaccine. it announced yesterday it had sent vials to the u.s. national institutes of health to be tested in humans. anne-marie? >> really interesting stuff. laura podesta in new york. thank you. harvey weinstein's lawyers are vowing to appeal his conviction for rape and a sex crime. the disgraced mogul left the court by ambulance after the verdict for what his attorney called heart palpitations. he's now in a new york city hospital. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: the man once referred to as a god in hollywood is now a convicted
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rapist. after five days of deliberations, the jury found harvey weinstein guilty of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape which could bring a maximum sentence of 29 years. >> these survivors weren't just brave, they were heroic. >> reporter: manhattan district attorney cy vance did not get a conviction on the most serious charge -- predatory sexual assault -- which carried up to a life sentence. >> well, i'm certainly not dissatisfied by the verdict. i think this was a very difficult case, that really moved our understanding of what sexual assault is. >> reporter: the 67-year-old weinstein was led away in handcuffs after the verdict was read. was he upset? >> i mean, he's been fighting this case for two years. i think you come to some realization that this could happen. i think he understood it was a possibility. >> reporter: during the month-long trial, jurors heard from six women who described in detail how weinstein allegedly sexually abused them. the case centered around two
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women, former production assistant mimi haley who says weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2016, and aspiring actress jessica mann, who testified that weinstein raped her in 2013. more than 80 women have accused the movie mogul of sexual abuse, harassment, and threats. among them model ambra gutierrez who was outside the courthouse today. >> it means a lot. it's -- it's a start. >> reporter: that sentiment was echoed on a conference call with actress rose mcgowan. >> today is not a referendum on me too. this is taking out the trash. >> r reporter: anabella sciorra who testified at trial says she does not have any regrets about breaking her silence. meanwhile, harvey weinstein will remain behind bars as he awaits his sentencing on march 11th. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. kobe bryant's widow vanessa is now suing over the death of her husband and daughter. she's blaming the helicopter
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crash that killed nine people last month on the company which operated the aircraft. she also made her first public appearance since the tragedy yesterday at a celebration of life memorial at staples center. dana jacobson was there. [ cheers ] >> reporter: in the house that kobe built, the city that loved him like no other paid tribute to kobe bryant and his daughter gianna. [ chants ] family, basketball legends, and the city's biggest stars united in a celebration of life. vanessa bryant showed strength speaking publicly for the first time since her husband, 13-year-old daughter, and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month. she fought back tears in talking about her gigi. >> i'll never get to see my baby girl walk down the aisle, have a father-daughter dance with her daddy, and dance on the dance floor with me, or have babies of her own. >> reporter: and spoke of the
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man only her family knew. >> he was a doting father. a father that was hands on and present. babe, you take care of our gigi. >> kobe was my dear friend, he was like a little brother. >> reporter: overcome with emotion, michael jordan recalled their friendship that began when kobe bryant entered the nba at 17 years old. >> everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and i. i just wanted to talk about kobe. when kobe bryant died, a piece of me died. >> reporter: and then there was bryant's laker teammate, shaquille o'neal. >> be e sure to teach natalia, bianca, and baby capri all your moves, and i promise i will not teach them my free throw techniques. kobe, heaven's mvp. i love you, my man. until we meet again, rest in peace, kobe. [ applause ] >> reporter: there were 20,000 inside for the memorial, but it felt intimate when vanessa
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bryant and her family walked in. the place erupted. it wasn't the cheers we're used to as former laker john salley told us. it was an overflow of energy as if the crowd was giving the family a hug. cbs news, los angeles. coming up, disturbing new video of a police officer arresting a little girl. >> please. please. let me go. >> the latest in the case of a frightened 6-year-old as she's taken into custody at school. and pomp, pageantry and more mark day two of president trump's visit to india. and more mark president trump's visit to india. and take. it. on with rinvoq. rinvoq a once-daily pill can dramatically improve symptoms... rinvoq helps tame pain, stiffness, swelling. and for some... rinvoq can even significantly reduce ra fatigue.
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steven portnoy has the latest from new delhi. >> reporter: india rolled its red carpet out in front of its presidential palace as president trump continued his two-day tour. after inspecting the indian honor guard and posing for pictures with india's first family, the president and mrs. trump headed to a memorial to mahatma gandhi. they threw petals in the air at the sacred spot where gandhi was cremated after his 1948 assassination. mr. trump was presented with a bust of the civil rights icon. then the pageantry of the state visit turned to policy as the president and the prime minister got down to business. >> we're working on some very, very substantial transactions. and i think it's going very well. >> reporter: standing alongside modi, the president announced india will purchase $3 billion worth of u.s.-made military planes and helicopters. but aides say protectionist measures here in india have gotten in the way of a broader trade deal. >> our teams have made
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tremendous progress on a comprehensive trade agreement. and i'm optimistic we can reach a deal that will be of great importance to both countries. >> reporter: not far from the meetings, india's capital has been rocked by deadly protests over the country's controversial new citizenship law. it offers a fast track to rights for newly arrived immigrants as long as they're not muslim. mr. trump was expected to relay the white house's concerns over the measure. the president's two-day visit was set to conclude with a state banquet here tonight. cbs news, new delhi. body cam video has been released of the arrest of a 6-year-old last fall at a school in orlando, florida. >> please. please just let me go. no. no. help me -- please. >> the girl begging to be let go was restrained with zip-tie handcuffs after what her school called a temper tantrum.
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the country. ♪ on the cbs "money watch," the spread of the coronavirus takes its toll on amazon. and a way to score free pancakes on national pancake day. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, wall street is hoping for a rebound today after investors wiped out more than $1.7 trillion of global market value on monday. stocks plunged as the number of coronavirus cases outside china surged, heightening fears of a global economic slowdown. the dow sank more than 1,000 points, erasing gains for 2020 and closing below 28,000. the nasdaq tumbled 355, and the s&p 500 dropped 111. the spread of the coronavirus could impact whether
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amazon has enough merchandise to sell for its summer prime day. the outbreak has closed factories and slowed production of many products including parts for apple iphone the and drug ingredients used by u.s. pharmaceutical companies. "the new york times" says amazon is now concerned it could run out of stock of many of its china-made products. amazon is reportedly communicating with third-party sellers to determine how the coronavirus could interrupt supply chains. netflix has announced plans to launch a new top-ten feature that will allow users to see their country's most popular tv series and films. shows that make the list will be designated with the top-ten badge. netflix has been experimenting with top-ten lists in mexico and the uk. the company has recently become more transparent, revealing information about how many people watch its shows. in december, netflix released a list of its most popular shows
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and films. ihop is again giving away free pancakes for national pancake day. ihop will give customers a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at participating locations from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. this year's annual event comes with more perks with people able to enter a pancakes for life sweepstakes. the new contest includes more than a million dollars in prizes, including limited edition pancake-themed merchandise. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> you got it. still to come, justin bieber joins elvis presley in the record books. what the young music star about to surpass the king of rock and roll. and roll. t comes to parenting, you're a pro. you know reflexes are key. you know your kid doesn't step around puddles. and wet shoes, not cool. you know what else isn't cool? those cheap leaky diapers. because with luvs, you get the pro-level leak protection you're looking for.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ justin bieber has joined elvis presley in the record books. bieber and the king are the
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youngest musicians to earn seven number-one albums on the billboard hot 200 chart. over the weekend, bieber became the youngest at the age of 25 with his album "changes," that breaks the record presley set nearly six decades ago at the age of 26 with his album "blue hawaii." bieber turns 26 on sunday. this morning is the world -- this this morning the world is remembering the calculated genius of mathematician katherine johnson. her mathematical prowess was debuted in "hidden figures" along with other pioneering work of african-american women. they were instrumental in nasa's early space missions and landing a man on the moon. in 2015 she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. katherine johnson was 101 years old. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will be joined in studio 57 by one of the women harvey weinstein was found guilty of sexually assaulting. miriam haley and her attorney
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...and start improving your health today. our top stories this morning -- seven democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for the final debate ahead of south carolina's critical primary this weekend. the polls show bernie sanders surging there after his early wins in other states. some of the candidates are upping their attacks on the vermont senator. you can see the debate tonight right here on cbs and cbsn. and stock markets across the globe plunged yesterday as the number of coronavirus cases surged around the world, including in italy and south korea. the dow lost more than 1,000 points. its third worst point drop in history. the trump administration's new rules which make it difficult for some immigrants to obtain visas and green cards went into effect yesterday. comes after the supreme court
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ruled in favor of a plan that some critics call a wealth test. we have more from the white house. ♪ >> reporter: new rules will force those with green card and certain visas to be subjected to a public charge test giving more power to immigration officials to deny applications for those who may have used government housing, food assistance, and some medicaid benefits. >> we think it's not good public policy -- >> reporter: critics include drinking arthur evans say the move will push away low income and working class infants. >> when you make small changes, it can have a big impact on people accessing those services. >> reporter: the white house released a statement friday saying the rule would, quote, protect hard-working american taxpayers, safeguard welfare programs for truly needy americans, and it would reduce the federal deficit. evans says the cost of the policy could hit americans in other ways. uninsured in this untrase the
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that is going to lead to higher costs for us, those of white house are going to -- who are covered by health insurance. people accessing those services are going to access the services in a way and a time that it's not going to be as productive. >> reporter: immigration advocacy groups in cities around the country have started public awareness campaigns on the change. the public charge rule does not apply to several categories including aliens exempted by congress, people seeking asylum, people who apply under the violence against women act, and special immigrant juveniles. cbs news, the white house. coming up on "cbs this morning," gayle king is in south carolina as the democratic presidential candidates gear up for tonight's debate from charleston here on cbs. we'll have completely coverage ahead of saturday's crucial first in the south primary and a look at whether bernie sanders' rivals can slow down his momentum toward the nomination. and we'll be joined in studio 57 with one of the women harvey weinstein was found
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guilty of sexually assaulting, miriam haley and her attornet. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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