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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, march 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." supreme court showdown. president obama introduces his nominee to replace antonin scalia but senate republicans vow he'll never make it to the high court. ducking the debate. donald trump says he won't attend the next scheduled showdown and fox news ends up pulling the plug. kicking off the future. taking a cue from hollywood, nike unveils self-lacing sneakers. a big league ballplayer chooses family over fortune and walking away from a multimillion dollar deal when
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spend less time with his son. 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. the nomination of of president obama's nomination of merrick garland. garland is generally respected and considered a moderate jurist by most. he is the chief judge of the influential d.c. court of appeals. garland was confirmed by seven current gop senators. at 63 he is the oldest supreme court nominee since 1971. craig boswell has more on what has turned into a contentious political battle and the possible repercussions. >> reporter: senate republicans say president obama's nominee to pl
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on supreme court will not be invited for confirmation hearings. mcconnell acknowledged garland by telephone he won't get a traditional meet and greet. mcconnell said the next president should pick the next nominee. iv>> ge e thlepeop the voice in filling this vacancy. >> it's a ludicrous position. to my friends on the republican side of the aisle, do your job! >> reporter: the 63-year-old garland, emotionally accepted the president's nomination in the white house rose garden hours earlier as his wife and daughter looked on. >> this is the graeatest honor f my life, other than when my wife agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. >> reporter: the president said garland who he called america's sharpest legal minds is qualified to immediately serve on the high court. >> i have fulfilled my constitutional duty. now it's time for the sen
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do theirs. >> several say garland is a good nominee but it's not about the person, it's about the politics. garland heads to capitol hill to meet with some members of congress on thursday. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to senators elizabeth warren and jeff flake about the garland nomination. monday's republican presidential debate has been called off. fox news cancelled the debate after donald trump pulled out and john kasich said he wouldn't participate without trump. the other remaining gop candidate ted cruz says trump is afraid. >> i guess he doesn't like when anyone challenges him. you know? he was saying just a week ago that he was eager to get one-on-one with me. this debate, the field has narrowed even more and he he could have had a direct debate with me, yet, donald, apparently, is ducking. he is afraid of being challenged. >> trump says he is making a, quote, big speech. trump skipped a fox new
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in january because he claimed he was mistreated by the network. following tuesday's primaries, trump holds a substantial lead in the dealt count and still has the potential to lock up the nomination before the convention. so far, he has won 47% of the available delegates. but he must do better in upcoming contests. trump issued a dire warning if republican leaders try to deny the nomination to him at a brokered convention. >> i don't think you can say we don't get it automatically. i think you'd have riot. s. >> trump has already shifted his attention to hillary clinton. he released a new online ad. in it, she is barking like a dog, suggesting she is unfit to be president. five north carolina deputies have been suspended for their action at a trump rally in fayetteville. the deputies were escorting a prevert protester from the event when he was assaulted by
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man. an investigation is under way. federal intelligence officials refused a request from the state department in 2009 to provide hillary clinton a secure blackberry device. according to just released e-mails, her aides wanted the blackberry to replace the mobile device he was using. clinton's use of a private e-mail server has become a political issue for her. critics contend she may have skirted federal record keeping laws. in just released documents, army sergeant bowe bergdahl explained why he left his post in afghanistan. bergdahl has held five years by the taliban before being exchanged with for five guantanamo prisoners. bergdahl said he wanted to draw attention to what he said were bad decisions by officers. the papers also reveal he was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. the texas police -- a texas police officer is free on bail this mng
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and killing a teenager. addison police officer officer ken johnson was off-duty at the time. police officers say he suspected the teen had broken into a car. johnson was taken into custody last night. brian webb reports. >> reporter: friends and family of jose cruz cheered and released balloons, following the arrest of farmers branch officer ken johnson wednesday night. the mother of the 16-year-old he is charged with killing broke down in tears. >> she's gotten a lot of strength from the effect he has been arrested and charged. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: because there is going to be justice for him. >> reporter: johnson was off-duty sunday when he says he spotted cruz and another teen breaking into his car at this apartment complex. authorities say the officer chased him down in his personal vehicle, eventually shooting both at a nearby gas station in an altercation caught on camera. all events, the police chief says, go against
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off-duty enforcement that we all follow. >> reporter: johnson's attorney maintains his client feared for his life and questions why the case didn't go before a grand jury. >> the only explanation i can think of is that they are doing this because my client is a black police officer. >> reporter: cruz's family spokesman says the facts are clear. >> there is nothing that could be done, except an indictment or an immediate arrest. >> reporter: johnson also faces assault charges for shooting the other teen in the car. he was wounded, but is expected to survive. brian webb for cbs news. firefighters boarded a delta jet when a passenger's electronic cigarette caused a backpack to catch on fire. the plane was just about to depart atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport for st. louis when the device caught fire last night. by the time the firefighters arrived the flames were out. no one was hurt.
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carry-on bags but not for long. a total ban goes into effect next month. a massachusetts state trooper was killed when his suv was hit on the side of a massachusetts turnpike. trooper thomas pulled over an suv for speeding and returned to his vehicle when a car going very fast swerved across three lanes of traffic and hit the trooper's suv. it went down an embankment. clarty was a father of six children. the washington, d.c. subway system reopens this morning after a day-long shutdown for a system-wide safety check. the d.c. metro is the nation's second busiest rail system. the safety check involved third rail power cables, following a fire on monday. 26 damaged cables requiring repair were discovered. recently released video shows a daring helicopter jail breakrorison back in 2013. two prisoners were picked up by
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helicopter. they climbed up the rope. the hospital took off. the prisoners were captured a few hours later, though. . coming up on the "morning news." sex tape testimony. the woman videotaped with having sex with hulk hogan testifies in his trial. later, president obama reveals his brackets for the college basketball championships. this is the "cbs morning news." everyone loves how they feel in dark clothes. and to keep those darks from fading... there's woolite darks. it's free of harsh ingredients, keeping dark clothes looking like new for 30 washes so your love for dark clothes will never fade. woolite darks. trust safelite. with safelite's exclusive "on my way text" you'll know exactly when we'll be there.
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hulk hogan's sex tape. an an accused uber driver shooter sues the app. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the detroit free press reports a $10 million lawsuit against uber by a former driver charged in six killings. jason dalton's handwriting filing claims uber ruined his life. he said he was never paid back wages or overtime and he is accused of a shooting spree last month in kalamazoo, michigan. he worked for uber less than a month. "the washington post" reports the punishment of 12 military personnel for a mistaken attack on a hospital last year in afghanistan. the punishments are mostly administrative. there are no criminal charges. the seattle times reports that a former hospital worker may have put 1,500 patients at risk of ninfection. rocky allen is
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switching for painkillers. >> it looks like he was lying about his resume, where he had been. we know he had been fired for the same thing at other facilities. >> patients who may have been infected are being told to get hiv and hepatitis tests. t"the tampa tribune" is reporting a woman testifying who had case with hulk hogan. heath heather cole satisfy didn't know her then husband was videotaping the whole thing. hogan is suing the website for $100 million because it posted the video online. "lenny" lenny letter bicycle. the first lady explained why she and the president started the
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and at the south-by-southwest festival, she talked about what men can do. >> you're a man at the table and you look around and there are only men at the table, then you should ask yourself how can i do better? >> mrs. obama is urging people to support the cause by donating through coming up, self-tying sneakers take a step into reality. nike unveils a new high-tech sneaker that laces up on its own. >> announcer: this portion of cbs morning news sponsored by kohl's. we need this vacation so bad. absolutely. honey, can you grab my hat? got it! the weather's supposed to be beautiful this weekend, too. do you think we should get a boat? we need the big bag. i put my sunscreen on already. me too. let's go swimming! yeah.
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p protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ on the cbs "moneywatch," it's feeling sort of like the future with self-tying sneakers and cars that can stop themselves. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. the federal reserve is leaving a key interest rate where it is. in a statement following its latest policy meeting, the fed said the
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poses a risk to the u.s. economy. as a result, fed officials expect to raise rates at a slower rate than they had originally envisioned. the fed holds its next policy meeting in april. news that the fed is leaving interest rates where they are sent stocks higher. the dow gained 74 points. the s&p 500 rose 11 points and the nasdaq finished the day 35 points higher. automatic braking technology could be standard equipment on most new cars by 2022. the government and major carmakers are expected to make that officials in an announcement today. the safety system will be phased into most models but safety advocates say the agreement means the government won't strictly regulate this technology. an increase in e-commerce business was for a for fedex. they handle most of its e-commerce business jumped 30% but higher costs due to expansion cost income opera
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expenses to slip. the future is here. nike introduced the hyperadapt 1.0. actually, the sneaker doesn't have laces at all. when you step in your heels, it hits a sensor and the shoe automatically tightens! just like it did when marty mcfly put them on in the time travel blockbuster, the hyperadapt will be available this holiday season but, at first, only to members of nike plus. >> i'm into it. now i wanted them to work on that dog leash that walks the dog on its own! that i can deal with. better happy st. patrick's day! thanks a lot, hena daniels at the new york stock exchange. the president's bracket. the president predicts who he thinks will go all the way in the college basketball championships. clubhouse controversy. a white sox veteran walks away from the game over his son.
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the country. last night's first four action was a little more exciting than tuesday's slate of games. it came down to the wire between tulsa and michigan. the wolverines sealed it, winning 67-62. they take on notre dame friday night. another first four battle, holy cross versus southern u. the crusaders and the jaguars traded points throughout the second half. southern's sean perdom hit a three-pointer there while he was tying his shoe! ultimately holy cross came up with the 59-5 win and they take on oregon. the top seed in the west in the first round. as he does every year, the president made his picks for the ncaa tournament. here is his final four. unc against michigan state and kansas versus
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with the jayhawks wing it all over the tar heels in the championship! >> bill self owes me. i'm putting kansas in here! coach, i'm just teasing, i'm not putting pressure on you, but i think the jayhawks in a squeaker gets past unc. >> the president has only picked the winner once during his time in the white house when he picked unc to win it all during his first year in the oval office. duke takes on wilmington at noon eastern today on cbs. a major league baseball player is choosing his family over a multidollar concert. adam laroche retired on wednesday when team official said his son could no longer join him in the clubhouse after each game. the team president ken williams said drake was welcome to spend time with the team b
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open for the 14-year-old being around 100% of the time. laroche would have earned $13 million this season. this is the "cbs morning news." feel like this. with dreamwalk insoles, turn shoes that can be a pain into comfortable ones. their soft cushioning support means you can look like this. and feel like this. dreamwalk. i thought i neededuggled cigarettes to cope. i was able to quit smoking. and then i started running. now, i feel a lot better. (announcer)you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now.
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good morning. 4:25. most of metro will be tracking this morning, but we are still waiting to hear whether
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overnight repairs will allow the lines to open as normal. republicans say there's no way that president obama's nominee will get a hearing. i can't wear the green because of the map behind me, but we do have green on the map in the form of rain showers, moving into western pennsylvania. 60s in charlotteville, and the average high this time of the year is 56 it will get chilly this weekend, and i'm fracking the possibility of win the year weather in spots. spring begins sunday morning at 12:30. we should be having wintery weather. light winds this morning, and temperatures rise to 63 by lunchtime. some of you may touch 70, and there may be a stray afternoon er
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too widespread. larry miller, good morning. yeah, metro is expected to kick off at 5:00 a.m.. we will hear about that in a bit. 395 at duke street. here's a live look at kennelworth at eastern avenue this is as you make your way over the 11th street bridge. weather and traffic return shortly. rick snyder is in the hot seat again, blaming the failure on all legal levels. residents in michigan were exposed to lead, including children. >> dion, when you get around to it, come back to
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north korea is facing charges for nuclear testing earlier this month, and they are looking at the release of a student sentenced to 15 years hard labor. president obama will travel to cuba next month for a historic visit. shopkeepers have put his face on just about everything from buttons and cards to refrigerator magnets. the pot marketplace is predicted to pump $44 million into the u.s. economy by 2020. retail sales around $3.5 billion a year, but that's expected to trip until just 4 years. have you heard this story yesterday? adam laroche is going to retire and walking away from the white sox after being told by
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team to cut down on the time he brings his son to the white house. they said they want his son's dugout time limited. happy birthday. the national gallery of art is celebrating its 100th anniversary. the fountain hasn't operated since 2008. it was build in 1952 in honor of andrew gallon. we hope you remember to wear green on this st. patrick's day. after a lengthy shut down, metro plans to reopen its rails this morning. we are 30 minutes for that. >> we
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without a hitch. now we have weather. >> it will be a double or a triple coffee morning for you. as we look at the futurecast at 8:30a couple of light showers to the west in the mountains, and we are in the 50s. lunchtime, low to mid-60s, and clouds here or there, and mid- to late showers, and highs 55 to 60. larry, another look at traffic? we expect metro to be opening up at 5:00 a.m. we could possibly be single laning on a few lines. we will let you know. 395 at duke street, watch out


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