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garland confirmed is just beginning, with republicans saying he'll never make it to the high court. taking on trump. forces from conservatives to activists line up to stop donald trump from winning the republican nomination. march magic for the yale bulldogs! >> and upsets abound. the first full day of the ncaa tournament delivers thrills to college basketball fans. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. senate republican leaders are digging in their heels over the nomination of judge merrick garland to the supreme court. garland met with democratic leaders yesterday. both sides are mustering their resources to press their case. garland is expected to return to capitol hill today.
>> reporter: senate minority leader harry reid emerged from his meeting with garland on thursday poised with a bitter battle with republicans who refuse to consider the supreme court nominee. >> i am confident he is going to get approval. republicans cannot continue this. it won't work. >> reporter: the 63-year-old moderate appellate judge also sat down with ranking democrat patrick leahy during his first office visit to capitol hill. >> you guys are paid to do your job. make up your mind. >> reporter: garland did not meet with republicans opposed to granting him a confirmation hearing. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell labeled it as a stunt by the white house. former presidential contender marco rubio also stood firm. >> i don't think we should be moving forward on a nominee in the last year of this president's term. i would say that if it was a republican president. >> reporter: a handful of republican senators up for re-election this fall have
meeting with garland, including judiciary committee chair chuck grassley. >> if i can meet with a dictator in uganda, i can certainly meet with a decent person in america. >> reporter: the white house says it will set up with meetings when lawmakers return from their easter recess in two weeks. garland has spoken with senate majority leader mcconnell over the phone. mcconnell agreed to mead mooet with him -- meet with him, just not immediately. this morning, some republicans are toying with the idea of confirming garland in the lame duck session, something the white house has dismissed. >> don champion here in new york, thanks a lot, don. new york city police and the secret service are investigating a suspicious letter sent to the home of eric trump, one of donald trump's sons. police responded to a call about the letter at eric trump's new york city apartment last night. a source tells cbs news the letter contained a white powder but that it did not appear to be hazardous. a source close to the
threatened harm to donald trump's family if he doesn't get out of the race. some are planning to boycott next week. conservative leaders and donors held meetings in washington and florida to consider the trump campaign. some want to press ahead with efforts to try and stop him, but others are resigned to the idea that he will be the nominee. mark albert has more. >> reporter: former presidential candidate marco rubio told reporters thursday, he's done with politics. >> i'm not running for re-election to the senate. as i said, i'm going to finish my term here and then i'll be a private citizen. >> reporter: rubio dropped out of the presidential race tuesday evening after donald trump won the primary in florida, rubio's home state. trump now has nearly half the 1,237 delegates he needs to clench the gop nomination. >> we have to bring our party together. >> reporter: trump warns any plans to derail his candidacy
thursday, a group of activists and lawmakers met behind closed doors to discuss alternatives to the gop front-runner. senator lindsey graham threw his support behind his adversary ted cruz. >> i think the best alternative to donald trump is stop him from getting 1,237 is ted cruz. i'm going to help ted in any way i can. >> reporter: an activist group anonymous has trump in its cross-hairs. they claim it posted the billionaire's personal information online. bernie sanders conceded the missouri primary and campaigned in arizona thursday night. are going to win here in arizona. >> reporter: hillary clinton took the day off the trail to attend two closed door fund-raising events as she looks toward the general election. mark albert for cbs news, washington. president obama has reportedly told democratic donors in private the time has come to unite behind hillary
"the new york times" reports during a meeting last week in texas, the president told donors that bernie sanders' campaign was nearing the point where it will end. mr. obama did not call on sanders to quit the race, nor did he explicitly endorse clinton. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to voters who have already had enough of this year's campaign and are less than pleased with the top candidates. another round of severe storms and wet weather is forecast today in the deep south. heavy rain, flooding, and hail remain a threat along the gulf coast from texas to louisiana. the town of deweyville, texas, on the louisiana border, is still under water. the worst flooding there in a hundred years. for the most part, the small town is evacuated and even when the water recedes, it will be a while before residents can
hail, some the size of tennis balls fell in the dallas/ft. worth area yesterday. windshields were shattered and greenhouse roof was destroyed. the ft. worth zoo said hail killed a number of exotic birds there. an americanairlines flight headed to new york's laguardia airport from raleigh/durham was diverted last night after it was hit bay bolt of lightning. the jet landed safely at new york's kennedy airport. passengers say there was a flash and then a loud bang. no one was injured. overseas now. north korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea this morning. south korea said the missile was fired from a site north of the capital and flew about 500 miles before crashing off the north korea's east coast. it's the first medium-range missile launched by the north since april of 2014 and violated several u.n. resolutions banning the north from testing ballistic missiles. the california university student who wounded four people in a campus stabbing attack back in november was inspired by
the fbi said 18-year-old mohamed may have been self-radicalized but acted alone. authorities found isis propaganda on his laptop and evidence he had visited the isis website. the american who joined isis and surrendered in northern iraq this week says he quickly became disenchanted. >> at the time, i made the decision to go, because i wasn't thinking straight. i didn't see myself living in that environment. you know, i wanted to go back to -- to america. >> mohamed jamal khweis is a palestinian-american from in december. residents of flint, michigan, who attended a congressional hearing on the city's water say they are not satisfied. michigan governor rick snyder faced tough questions and criticism at a contentious hearing yesterday.
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reporting a witness account of a deadly fall from a hotel. a "times" photographer was at will shire grand when a construction worker fell from the 54th floor on monday. the worker was not supposed to be above the third floor. "time" reports apple ceo tim cook's version of the company's battle with the fbi. in an exclusive interview, he explains why he thinks the government is overreacting to the investigation of the san bernardino massacre. the fbi wants apple to develop software to decode-a-phone carried by one of the killers. cook said it would put millions of people at risk. "the tampa tribune" reports closing arguments begin today in hulk hogan's $1 million lawsuit against gawker. hogan claims the website
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in the first full day of tournament action another 12th tournament seed scored a big upset. yale playing in its first ncaa tournament game since 1982 upset baylor 79-75. it is the ivy school's first win during a tournament ever. one shell-shocked baylor player didn't appreciate a reporter's line of questioning after the game. >> how did yale outrebound baylor? >> you go up and you grab the ball off the rim when it comes off and you grab it with two hands. you come down with it and that is considered a rebound, so they got more of those than we did. >> wide open! they got it to go! >> a last-second layup sends providence to the next round. they win their first tournament game since 1997 knocking out usc and winning. the road doesn't get any easier for providence. they will face number one seed north carolina in the next
first half with florida gulf coast, but pulled away during the second half to win 83-67. another full day of basketball is on tap today. with dayton taking on syracuse right here on cbs. finally, arizona coach sean miller looks like many folks feel when they watch their team in a tight tournament game. he sweat through his shirt before halftime. as far as his team goes, they hit the showers, losing to wichita state. this is the "cbs morning news." ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections,
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