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the academy awards. the year's best films share the limelight, but it was a lack of diversity under the spotlight. killed on her first day on the job. a virginia community mourns the death of an officer who was sworn in the day before she was gunned down, and an army sergeant is behind bars charged in her killing. and campaign 2016. new questions about donald trump and the kkk, and marco rubio rips trump below the belt. >> you know what they say about men with small hands? 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. we begin with the oscars, where an underdog won for best picture and the politically charged atmosphere just about overshadowed the winners. host chris rock took no
uproar of the lack of diversity. for the second straight year, all of the major nominees were white. meanwhile, the newspaper was on the spotlight was on the surprise winner for best picture. chris martinez has our report. >> reporter: the film that shined a spotlight on the victims of the catholic priest sex abuse scandal won for best picture at the 88th annual academy awards. >> francis, it's time to protect the children and restore the faith. "the revenant" won for best directing and its star leonardo dicaprio won for best actor. it was his fifth nomination but his first win. >> let us not take this earth for granted. thank you very much. >> brie larson won for "room." and mad max was most honored and walking away with six production awards. chris rock hosted the night.
white nominees. >> otherwise known as the white people choice awards. >> reporter: the comedian beat the diversity drum every chance he got and the president of the academy echoed his sentiment. >> our audiences are global and rich in diversity and every facet of our industry should be as well. >> reporter: even here on the red carpet where oscar fashion is usually the biggest topic of discussion, diversity was front and center. >> i'm here, because to disappear and truly make it oscar so white is stupid to me >> reporter: the night included visits from r2d2 and lady gaga with a special presentation aimed at sexual violence. chris martinez, cbs news, hollywood. now to presidential politics. tomorrow is super tuesday with 11 states holding primaries or caucuses for the delegates.
grabs. it takes 2,383 to clench the nomination. there are 595 republican delegates at stake. that is nearly half of those needed to clench the nomination. and this morning, donald trump is taking a lot of heat for refusing to condemn the kkk. don champion has more. >> reporter: republican front-runner donald trump campaigned in alabama sunday afternoon. earlier he appeared on cnn and refused to give an endorsement for david duck and the kkk. >> i'm talking about david duke and the ku klux klan here. >> honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. i'm pretty sure i've never met him and i don't know anything about him. >> reporter: other candidates slammed trump for condemning the support. >> there is no place in the conservative movement for david duke, the ku klux klan. >> we don't have anyplace for white supremacist in the united states of america. >> reporter: with more than
tuesday, the republicans are hitting key states in the south. and hillary clinton also attacked trump. >> i said last night, america has never stopped beating great. our task is to make america whole. >> reporter: a new cbs battleground tracker poll shows clinton is ahead of bernie sanders in virginia, georgia, and texas. sanders admits he has work to do after losing south carolina's democratic primary. >> we did really, really badly with older african-american voters. i mean, we got decimated. >> reporter: trump is ahead in virginia and georgia, but trails cruz in his home state of texas. 155 delegates are at stake there. trump's remarks yesterday about not knowing david duke don't jibe with what he said friday, when asked about duke's endorsement. >> i didn't even know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? okay, all right.
>> reporter: hillary clinton called trump's remarks pathetic. >> don champion here in new york, thank you, don. florida senator marco rubio went after trump during a rally in virginia yesterday. >> he is always calling me little marco. i admit he is taller than me by 6'2" which i don't know why his hands are the size of someone who is 5'2". have you seen his hands? they are like this. you know what they say about men with small hands. you can't trust them. >> coming up on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the coming up tomorrow with cbs news nation" moderator john dickerson. an army sergeant charged in the murder of a virginia police officer is expected to be arraigned today. ronald hamilton is being held without bail. prosecutors say they will likely seek the death penalty. the officer he is charged with killing was on her first day on
brian webb reports. >> reporter: bagpipes and candles and prayers were part of a memorial for officer ashley guindon, killed on her first day on patrol with the prince william county police department in virginia. >> we will continue one step at a time in honor of ashley. it would discredit her memory and her self of service if we did anything but. >> officer down too. i don't know where the suspect is. >> reporter: guindon and two other officers were responding to a domestic dispute saturday night about 30 miles outside of washington, d.c. police arrested 32-year-old ronald hamilton, an active duty army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon. they say he shot and killed his wife and then opened fire on the officers. >> it was very scary. i heard the shots, like four to five shots back-to-back.
marine corps reservist, was sworn in on friday. this was a twitter page with her and another officer welcoming her with the words, be safe. brian webb for cbs news. this morning, an american student held by north korea apologized for attempting to steal a political banner. otto warmbier said he stole a banner because a church member back home wanted it as a trophy and offered him money. warmbier, a university of virginia undergrad, was arrested in january while on tour. it's unclear what kind of charges he faces. an update on a teenager who survived a shooting last week in kalamazoo, michigan. her fame says abigail kopf has been taken off a ventilator and breathing on her own. at one point, it was believed she was dead but her mother said she squeezed her hand. she was wounded when an uber driver went on a shooting spree, killing six people. coming up on the "morning news."
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it was our error and there are no excuses. we're sorry. a navy s.e.a.l. is honored at the white house today and a fragile truce in syria. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the new york times" reports of scattered violations in the syrian cease-fire. the truce, brokered by the u.s. and russia, is in its third day. violence has decreased, but the main opposition group says government troops have killed more than two dozen people since fighting was supposed to stop. the associated press reports the rising death toll after bombings in iraq. isis claimed responsibility for an attack in baghdad that killed 73 people and hurt 112. officials say a suicide bomber mingled with the crowd that gathered after an initial explosion and triggered a second blast. "the guardian" reports damming testimony about sex abuse by roman catholic priests in australia. during a hearing today in sydney, the nation's most senior church leader appeared on video from rome and said some
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and starbucks looks to conquer italy. jill wagner has that and more on the new york stock exchange. stocks in asia fell after no new announcement was announced this week. stocks here in wall street open today following their second strong week in a row. all three indices finished 1.5% higher or more. the dow gained 245 points, the s&p gained 30 points for the week, the nasdaq finished the week 85 points higher. at the box office, "dead pool" continues to dominate. the comic book adaptation starring ryan reynolds made another $31.5 million its third week out. the third highest grossing film behind "american sniper" and "passion of christ." starbucks is opening in italy. the first starbucks in italy
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. hollywood's biggest night wouldn't be quite as big without the after-parties. teri okita drew this far from unpleasant assignment. good morning, teri. >> reporter: i'm telling you, i get all of the good assignments, don't i? 1:20 in the morning and the parties are still going on here in hollywood and there is a lot to celebrate, of course. spotlight won for best picture. as chris mentioned, six oscars
best director and best actor. the curse was finally broken for leonardo dicaprio last night who took home the best oscar role in "the revenant." >> reporter: brie larson picked up a golden statue for her performance in "room." >> i feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy. >> reporter: when the curtain fell on the big show, the stars made their way to the governor's ball to toast to the night. >> we worked so hard on this film and to have it rewarded like this is, like, really overwhelming. >> is hollywood racist? you're damn right hollywood is racist. >> reporter: many praised host and comedian chris rock, who pushed the envelope in addressing the oscars so white controversy. >> he is an amazing performer and person and it was -- it needed to happen. >> reporter: superstar elton john used his annual after-party to raise awareness for hiv and aids. >> we made a lot of progress in the last 30 years.
progress yet. >> reporter: the parties also give celebrities the chance to meet for the first time and, yes, they get star-struck. >> oh, i do. if i walked into leonardo dicaprio right now, i wouldn't know what to do. >> i'm gene simmons from kiss. >> reporter: he is right behind you. >> my god. i was just talking about you. >> i heard. >> you're one of my faves! >> can i touch you? >> i wish you would! >> reporter: they showed off their style and awards into the early hours. the governor's ball is usually the first stop after the show for all of the stars and, tonight, it was brown derby old hollywood with artwork caricatures with fred astaire wolfgang puck's menu included alaskan king crab at $500 a pop
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. ted cruz calls tomorrow the most important day of the primary season. super tuesday, when the single most delegates are up for grabs in the election. donald trump is taking heavy criticism for not condemning former kkk leader david duke. duke has voiced his support for trump. the newspaper drama
for best picture at the oscars. revenant star leonardo dicaprio won best actor and brie larson won best actress for her role in "the room." host chris rock tackled the uproar over the lack of diversity and he called the show the white people's awards show. the razzies were up for nomination on saturday. the stars of 50 shades of grey were named worst actor and actress. the pair also got the razzies for the worst screen combo. "50 shades" tied with sci-fi epic "fantastic four" for worst film. today is a special day. february 29th only comes around once every four years. and that means leap year babies can actually celebrate a birthday today! onito oh reports on a man who is
>> reporter: fo mo% t, phapbirtpen hdayeversy year. >> reporter: but not for 84-year-old paul neble. there is a break in the calendar for paul who only gets to every four years. you see, paul is a leap year baby. he was born on february 29th, 1932 so it's a big day for paul who is technically turning 21 years old. >> only a milestone those guys can celebrate and this is one. it's all in good fun, you know? it's a pretty special day. >> reporter: so family and friends organized a surprise party for paul at this pub in warminister. >> i'm shocked! >> ten years, we have been counting down his 21st birthday when he is finally legal! >> reporter: as he leaps into another year, he fondly looks back on some of the milestones before this one. >> my son and i were both -- had our eighth birthdays in the same
can you imagine that. >> reporter: on the year february 29th doesn't make it on the calendar. >> i celebrate on the 20th and the 21st, so i probably do get to be better. >> reporter: but he says getting so celebrate this birthday is a winning moment. >> happy birthday. have a drink! coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a drink! more on leap day. jamie wax introduces us to america's oldest leap baby who turned a hundred today. also, hackers targeting the irs. how thousands of taxpayer information may be at risk. ta the rising political influence of unmarried women. we will hear their concerns. that is the "cbs morning news" politic for this monday.married wome thanks for watching.s. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
have a great day. stop for republican presidential candidate marco rubio. which rival he attacked during his speech last night, and where he stands in the polls. donald trump is also heading to our part of virginia ahead of super tuesday. what our wdbj7 political analyst says to expect at trump's appearance at radford university today. plus, a lynchburg teenager has died, after a car accident last fall. why the driver she