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the jury is seated, and opening statements begin today in the trial for dzhokhar tsarnaev, the lone surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing. >> it doesn't block iran's path to the bomb. it paves iran's path to the bomb. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu makes his case for stopping u.s.-led negotiations with iran over the nuclear program, setting up a new parliament fight on capitol hill. and facebook fugitive. they pass words with a man who is wanted for a violent crime. it's what happens next that may surprise you. captioning funded by cbs next.
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this is the "cbs rnin this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, march 4th, 2015. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. opening statements in the trial of the accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev are expected today. a jury of eight men and ten women was seated following a two-month selection process. the prosecution is expected to present graphic images of the destruction and injury caused by the bombs two years ago. he pleaded not guilty. kris van cleave reports from boston. >> reporter: the 21-year-old faces 20 charges that killed four and injured more than 260 in april of 2013. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. they are dzhokhar and his brother tamerlan. tsarnaev's lawyers made multiple attempts to get the case moved out of boston arguing the city's residents have too many ties to
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the bombings to make up an impartial jury. when opening arguments begin, we'll get the best sense yet of how the defense plans to frame its case. >> what the defense wants to show is whether or not this was a young man influenced and under the influence of his older brother who was the mastermind. was he afraid of his brother. >> reporter: tamerlan tsarnaev was killed in a shoot-out with police four days after the bombings. dzhokhar was severely injured and later found hiding in a boat. he's pleaded not guilty. at the start of the jury selection in january, bombing victim heather abbott who lost a leg told cbs news she plans to attend court whenever she can. >> i'm certain it will bring up a lot of what happened two years ago and a lot of emotions, so it will be nice to have it over with. >> reporter: the trial is expected to last three to four months. kris van cleave, cbs news, boston. today the justice department releases the report on the
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ferguson police department. the investigation found the ferguson police targeted african-americans and used excessive courts. the ferguson courts also treated african-americans unfairly. as adrian diaz reports it comes months after a ferguson police officer was cleared of charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. >> reporter: last august's shooting death of a black teenager by a white ferguson offer put ferguson at the center of an investigation. over six months the justice department examined 3,500 pages from 2012 to 2013. it found out while two-thirds of african-american african-americans, they made up 93% of those arrested and 90% of those given citations, and when officers pulled someone over, 80% of the time it was an african-american. when police used force, 88% of the time it was against african-americans. the report also said ferguson's municipal courts are biased against african-americans who
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are less likely to have cases dismissed and more likely to have arrest warrants issued usually for minor offenses. >> we've all had warrants. >> reporter: terry franks and her three sons are not surprised by the report. she said this stack of tickets and summons her family's per excessive. >> franks says the received paint as one-color picture, and that's unfair. >> either we're really bad people and really bad, bad drivers or it's just excessive. >> franks says the fines and legal fees have cost her thousands. the city will respond to the report on wednesday. adriana diaz, cbs news, ferguson, missouri. it turns out the homeless man who was shot and killed was a convicted bank robber living under an assumed name. french officials say he stole the identity of a french citizen to enter the u.s. in the late 1990s. he spent about 13 years in a u.s. prison. his confrontation with police sunday was captured on video.
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police say three policemen shot him when he reached for an officer's gun. yesterday several dozen people rallied to protest the shooting and observed a moment of silence. the fbi has a suspect in custody this morning believed to be responsible for a series of shootings, including one at the national security agency's headquarters. damage to an nsa building was discovered tuesday after a report of shots being fired near the spy agency's maryland complex. earlier on a highway about 12 miles away two people were hurt when bullets struck their vehicle. the suspect is also believed to be involved in two other shootings in the washington, d.c., area last week. next week the senate will debate legislation that allows congress to vote on any deal reached with iran on its nuclear program. majority leader mitch mcconnell announced the bill hours after israeli prime minister benjamin
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netanyahu warned congress about the deal being negotiated. democrats are outraged that mcconnell is fast tracking the measure and frustrated by netanyahu's speech. craig boswell reports. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu sharply criticized u.s.-led negotiations to stop iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. >> it doesn't block iran's path to the bomb. it paves iran's path to the bomb. >> reporter: the israeli leader said the only alternative is a better deal. >> a better deal that doesn't leave arran with such a vast knew collar infrastructure without such a short breakout time. a better deal that keeps the restrictions of iran's nuclear programs in place until iran's aggression begins. >> reporter: president obama did not watch the speech but said he read the transcript. >> the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives. >> reporter: president obama said they should continue snow support for israel and wait to see what's on the table before
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evaluating what's in it. john boehner invited prime minister netanyahu to speak. >> indeed it was political theater, worthy of an oscar. >> reporter: republicans had a different take. >> i wish the obama administration and the white house was critical of our enemies as they are of our friends such as benjamin netanyahu. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is in wits now negotiating with the iran delegation. craig boswell, cbs news. congress passed legislation to keep the department of homeland security funded until the end of the year. republicans opposed to president obama's immigration directives had threatened to shut down the agency, but they relented yesterday. the house voted 257-167 in favor of the $40 billion spending bill, averting a partial shutdown that would have begun friday. this morning hillary clinton's aides are rushing to
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downplay her using personal e-mail as secretary of state. it's raising new questions about ethics and transparency just as she ramps up for a potential white house run. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, lauren. clinton's aides say there was nothing illegal or improper about her using this illegal personal account and the state department says no classified information was ever sent or received there, but this revelation is raising a lot of questions about the ability of top government officials to potentially hide information from the investigators and from the public. it's also raising accusations she purposely engaged deception. the growing e-mail controversy involving hillary clinton is raising questions as she eyes a bid for the white house in 2016. >> don't you some day want to see a woman president of the united states of america? >> speaking in washingtn last night she avoided any mention of the scandal surrounding her four years as secretary of state. during that time clinton solely
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used a personal e-mail account to conduct government business. state department spokeswoman marie harf said it was not illegal. >> as long as it's preserved. >> some republicans are skeptical. >> it's a failure to comply with the law that the secretary had to know about, her aides had to know about and it's a pattern of deception that began from before she became secretary to her last day. >> the government policy to ensure government e-mails are preserved. clinton's spokesmen said because she e-mailed them at their staff addresses they are. the question is did she break the law. clinton aides submitted thousands of her e-mails to government archives as required by a 2009 law but only after lawmakers ordered them.
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>> they can't forward all of secretary clinton's e-mails because they do not have all of secretary clinton's e-mails. >> clinton's office maintains she followed the letter and spirit of the rules. now it turns out the computer server clinton used was not a common or free mail service but it has been traced to a private server traced to her home in chappaqua, new york. thank you for that. foreign former cia to his mistress paula . former cia chief david pe tray yaus has agreed to plead guilt to miss handing classified material. the former four-star attorney general admits to giving classified documents to his mistress paula broadwell. he could face up to a year in prison but prosecutors plan to recommend probation and o $40,000 fine. coming up on the "morning news," get ready for more snow. a massive storm system is set to bring major snowfall to the winter-weary east. we'll have your forecast. this is the "cbs morning news."
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this morning boston is just shy of setting a record for its snowiest winter. the area transit system is considering whether to reimburse commuters. they've endured weeks of weather-related delays and cancellations. a new storm will spread snow and sleet across the midwest today before heading east. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says more than 100 million americans are in its path. yet another winter storm working down to the southern states. we're watching snow and ice move down 35 from wichita to oklahoma city, and then it stretches out from texas all the way toward the ohio valley and this line is going to continue to sag south and eastward, heading through wednesday. the sherbet color here is a lot of sleet and freezing rain that will come down. a lot of freezing rain across parts of northern louisiana, little rock, reaching into northern mississippi and western tennessee, and the sleet will hold down some of the snow totals.
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really wintry travel from north texas right on through the ohio valley. we may again see double-digit snow totals. along with this, arctic air seeping its way southwards. for a few places where it felt like spring again for a little bit, temperatures dropping through the day on wednesday, and, of course all the road surfaces becoming very icy. tracking into thursday, it will face significant snowfall. icing also possible heading down into virginia. so expect some rough travel on thursday and possibly quite a few flight cancellations as well. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. straight ahead a new fight in supreme court over obamacare. plus target announces job cuts. and later, how a suspect was nabbed by police thanks to his facebook posts. nabbed by police thanks to his facebook posts. has two systems? one helps keep you awake- the other helps you sleep. science suggests when you have insomnia, the wake system in your brain may be too strong and your neurotransmitters remain too active as you try to sleep, which could be leading to your insomnia.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," another court drama, this time involving obamacare and, and target announces massive job cuts. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, lauren. known as obama care. at issue, the federal subsidies paid to people who need help with their insurance premiums. the challenge alleges the subsidies only apply to people who got their insurance through
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state exchanges, not the federal exchange. a ruling against the government could affect more than 8.5 million people. overnight shares of target added 19 cents following news that the discount retailer is cutting several thousand jobs. target plans to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years. the jobs will primarily be eliminated at target's corporate headquarters in minneapolis. in january target shut its stores in canada. here on wall street stocks retreated for no apparent reason. the dow jones industrial lost 85 points. the standard & poor's 500 finished 9 points lower. and for the first time in 15 years the nasdaq lost 18 points. jpmorgan agreed to $15 million settlement in the so-called assigned robo case. the lender will make payments to more than 25,000 homeowners. in the aftermath of the housing crisis they rubber stamped foreclosure documents that were not actually reviewed.
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in some cases the mortgage holders were not notified that their payments increased after they filed for bankruptcy. and it appears amazon may be making plans to ship packages to cuba. reuters reports its correspondence insaw a ship to cuba button on amazon's website monday but it didn't work and no such option was found on amazon's u.s. website. this comes after they agreed to restore diplomatic relations. >> wendy gillette at the new york stock exchange. wendy, thank you. when we return, facebook fugitive. we'll show you how the ohio police got their man with the help of social media. my tempur-pedic made me fall in love with mornings again. i love how it conforms to my body. with tempur-pedic the whole bed is comfortable. it's the best thing we ever did for ourselves. it's helping to keep us young.
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morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's wednesday, march 4. i'm michelle here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the search for an ohio
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fugitive took a strange twist this week when authorities asked for help on soial media. they got several responses, including one from the man they were searching for. the butler county sheriff's office was looking for andrew marcum, wanted on suspicion of a number of crimes including domestic violence and abduction. after asking for help finding marcum on facebook, deputies received a few replies to their post, and then marcum chimed in, writing, i ain't trippin'. half of them don't even know me, to which authorities replied, if you could stop by the sheriff's office, that would be a great. some mocked the request prompting the sheriffs to write, hey, it doesn't hurt to ask. that turned out to be true. a day after the original post marcum turned himself in. the sheriff's department writing andrew marcum will be off
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facebook temporarily because there is no social media in the butler county jail. all right. in sports it's not often you see a pro nfl player get traded, but it happened tuesday. they shocked football fans by sending running back lesean mccoy to the buffalo bills. he led in 2013 and is the eagles' all-time leading rusher. in their first spring training game of the year the boston red sox paid tribute to the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge. the red sox in college's baseball teams wore jerseys bearing the name of pete frates. he played for them before being diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease. he did not attend tuesday's game but members of his family did. last summer frates' friends and former teammates helped it go viral. it was credited with raising more than $15 million for als research. this is the "cbs morning news." million for als
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a massive volcanic eruption in southern chile forced thousands of people from their homes. it spewed heavy smoke and ash and tossed lava into the night sky for miles. flooding and mudslides are also a concern. the heat is melting snow on the side of the mountain and threatening nearby communities. chile has about 500 potentially active volcanos. curt schilling is playing hardball with cyber bullies. as anna werner reports, he took action after they attacked his daughter on social media. >> reporter: it started last week.
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former all-star curt schilling congratulated his daughter on being accepted to salve regina university where she'll play softball. >> i posted on twitter, congratulations, gabby, you know, the school where she's going and all the good stuff, i was excited. >> like any proud father would be. >> absolutely. >> schilling and his wife shonda said the tweet was inexplicably met with multiple comments. mild and vulgar and sexually explicit. so vulgar we can't show them to you. >> i've been in clubhouses buses, locker rooms, guys' guys situations my whole life where you say things as guys in your group. with family, i never in my life said none of the things these guys said, never. you don't say it. you know when those words are. going out of your mouth that they're vile, that they're -- there's something wrong with you. >> they were way beyond offensive. >> way beyond. well they're against the law. >> reporter: schilling said he's
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been contacted by the fbi and two local police departments and he is discussing possible charges. >> this is my child. you attacked my child. the rules go out the window when you attack my family. >> reporter: schilling said two people have been fired from their jobs as a result of the tweet. one, a deejay at a community college in new jersey and another who worked part-time for the new york yankees. anna werner cbs news westwood massachusetts. >> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the justice department report on racial bias by police in ferguson, missouri. we'll be live from ferguson. plus, possible security problems with the apple pay mobile payment system. and a warming about scammers posing as irs agents in order to steal your money. finally this morning a new jersey dad is making the most of the brutally cold and bitter winter. joe colangelo built a fully functional luge course that runs from the front of his house to the backyard. he ices the 55-foot track down
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using water from his shower nozzle. his 3- and 4-year-old kids have been riding it for weeks but it is off to his 10-month-old. he's asking viewers to donate to covenant house, the charity that helps at-risk children. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thank you for watching. i'm lauren lyster. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4-- here's roberta gonzales with a check of weather. good morning.
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it is wednesday, march 4. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. my tie is on fire. >> looks good. you guys match. >> you look great. i'm the crossing guard that will get your kids out the door safely today and across the street. here's a look at your weather as you head out the door. we currently have some very chilly temperatures inland into the mid-30s. 43 in san jose up to 68 degrees. i have the seven-day forecast coming up. >> hey, roberta. we're going to talk about the morning drive getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. there's caltrans roadwork the usual stuff but the bottom line is that traffic is fine at the pay gates and all the roadwork should be cleared out in about an hour. thank you. police in gilroy are searching for a teenager who they say took part in a murder plot last month. 17 years ago isabella chabez


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