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the wintry weather stakes a claim on spring. despite the change in season millions of americans will get yet another dose of snow. softening stance amid tensions with the white house. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reverses course on his fiery campaign rhetoric of rejecting a palestinian state. taking flight. amazon gets approval from the faa to test its drone delivery system. >> three seconds to go. takes it all the way. oh. that's going to count. and after a wild first full day of action in the ncaa tournament, more madness is on tap for today. >> r.j. hunter for three! scores!
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-- captions by vitac -- captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs news" for this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, march 20th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. today is the first day of spring, but winter isn't taking the hint. this morning a snow and rainstorm is pushing over the mid-atlantic and by tonight into new england. 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected, and that adds insult to injury to places like boston which has seen a record amount of snow this year and could get an inch or two more today. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says behind the snow is more cold. >> well, spring may start today, but it doesn't mean it can't snow. weather doesn't necessarily have to match. we've got a storm moving its way northward. you see the snow blossoming as we head through the morning commute.
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for the commute, we're watching the dc area, much of maryland working in. it's creeping northward into the day. for the evening drive the corridor on 95 from philly to new york city, new jersey and southwestern connecticut, that's where you could see bands of heavier snow adding up, making for difficult travel. snow at the airports before it rolls out to sea friday night. during the totals we'll see much across central p.a., northern new jersey. 3 to 6. 2 to 4 for philly. a coating of as much as 2 inches in washington, d.c. the storm booted out to sea by another strong cold front. what that means is more below average temperatures moving in especially for sunday and monday. sunday's highs mainly in the 30s and 40s. for the cherry blossoms, the daffodils, things you expect for spring, we're gang to wait a little longer than average this year. i'm eric fisher, cbs news. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu seems to be reversing his stance on the palestinian state. late in his election he ruled out a two-state solution, but yesterday he backed away from those statements.
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none of this sits well with obama administration officials. they say they're reassessing their approach to the issue. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was quite a stunning reversal. netanyahu stating now he supports a two-state solution for israel and palestinians after he stated so strongly before the election there will be no palestinian state under his watch. the reversal is not being received very warmly at the white house. two days after a sweeping victory in the israeli election, prime minister benjamin netanyahu is backtracking on a major declaration he made day before the vote when he asserted should he win, there will be no palestinian state. >> i haven't changed my policy. >> now in an interview with msnbc, netanyahu brushed off those comments. >> i don't want a one-state solution. i want a peaceful two-state
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solution, but for that to happen, circumstances have to change. >> in a phone to president obama, he committed to it despite netanyahu's latest remarks. >> words matter and it does prompt the administration and policy maker here's to evaluate our thinking about the approach to these issues. >> another frustration for the white house has been netanyahu's opposition to a nuclear deal with iran. on thursday he softened his deal saying he could live with iran holding some uranium enriching senn tre fiej. obama marked the new year urging them to compromise. >> i believe our countries can resolve this peacefully with diplomacy. >> the u.s. and five world powers have set an end of march deadline for a deal that would in part eliminate iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon for at least a decade.
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tl latest indications, though, are that a nuclear deal with iran and those five world powers are no longer on track for an end of march agreement. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. the virginia state police are investigating the arrest of a university of virginia student that triggered protests over race and the use of force by police. martese johnson was arrested outside a charlottesville bar. it's been reported that he tried to use a fake i.d. his attorney says that is not so. craig boswell is in charlottesville and has more. >> i'm shock thad my face was slammed into the brick pavement. >> reporter: martese johnson's tone red a statement thursday while the university of virginia student remained sigh lenl his head scarred from his bloody arrest early wednesday by alcohol ber raj control agents outside a charlottesville bar. >> three officers then pinned me to the ground pressing their knees to my back while the blood flowed freely from the gash to my head.
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>> reporter: the 20-year-old needed ten stitches. johnson is a popular student who was recently elected vice chairman of the school's honor committee. virginia's governor has ordered state officials to look into the arrest. >> i think the investigation needs to go forward. we'll get all the facts out and make those assessments once the investigation is complete. >> reporter: johnson was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication, but many students here don't buy it. protests have drawn hundreds of people. >> there's been a lot of tension at uva but no one wants to address it. >> reporter: uva junior alicia cooper says the demonstrations are needed to start a conversation about race and use of police force. >> because if we never address and act like everything is okay then we can't move forward. >> craig boswell cbs news charlottesville, virginia. the fbi is investigating the hanging death of a black man in mississippi. his decomposed body was found hanging by a bed sheet in southwest mississippi.
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an autopsy will be performed to determine if the death was a suicide or homicide. officials believe it's the body of otis byrd who was last seen march 2nd. the body was found in the woods about 200 yards from byrd's house. tunisian authorities say it's still unclear who was behind the deadly attack at a museum even though isis is claiming responsibility. 23 people including gunmen were killed in wednesday's rampage. most were foreign tourists. allen pizzey is in tunis. >> reporter: tunisian state television has turned the terror attack into a fast-moving music video to bolster the image of its security forces. but for those who lived through it, the experience was a story written in blood. this french tourist gave her name only as marilene. my friend and i put blood on our faces and bodies pretending we were dead.
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we laid on the ground pretending we were dead. we were scared to death. this man and his wife christina rubio said they hid in a storeroom all night. the two gunmen who were shot have been identified and at least nine suspects linked to the attack have been arrested but tunisian authorities still have no idea who may have sent them. isis has a foothold in neighboring libya and it claimed responsibility but a home grown militant group also applauded the attack and they're linked to al qaeda affiliates in nigeria. this human rights activist worries about the rise in militant islam. are you nervous that you're being squeezed in by fundamental lists from all sides? >> i think this is major challenge to the newly emerging democracy in tunisia. >> reporter: the government said the attack appeared to have been aimed at tourism, which is a key part of the tunisian economy, but this merchant said he won't be intimidated.
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>> i think that they want to kill our new democracy, that wonderful country. >> reporter: but he went on, we are strong and god is on our side. one of the cruise lines where passengers were among the dead and wounded said it was canceling its trip to tunisia. tunisia said they were working with other countries to learn more about the attackers. coming up on the "morning news," chilling evidence in the boston marathon bombing trial as prosecutors show explosives allegedly used by the suspect. and in "moneywatch," amazon's drone delivery dream is one step closer to taking flight. this is the "cbs morning news." g flight. this is the "cbs morning news." so asleep yet i'm so awake? did you know your brain 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. ohh...maybe that's what's preventing
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cafe until police stormed the building killing the gunmen. plaques dedicated to the two victims were install as permanent memorials inside the cafe. and testimony wrapped up for the week in the boston marathon bombing trial. thursday's focus was on the home made bomb detonated on a residential street in the days following the attack. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: prosecutors showed jurors the mangle remains of a pressure cooker bomb. it was found embedded in a car in watertown, massachusetts, the quiet neighborhood where prosecutors say dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev had a gun battle with police four days after the boston marathon bombing. fbi agent brian corcoran testified bomb fragments rained down on residential streets as far as a block away and a pressure cooker lid was lodged in a child's backyard hockey net. he testified the explosive was the same type used in the marathon attack that killed three people and injured 264. jurors also got a look at some of the defendants' reading material like online extremist propaganda.
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another fbi agent testified he found radical islamic literature on dzhokhar's personal computer like al qaeda's "inspire" magazine. one issue inclund article quick make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." the defense hopes to convince jurors it was his older brother tamerlan who hatched the plot. marlie hall, cbs news, boston. japanese police have a suspect in custody this morning accuse of making death threats against u.s. ambassador caroline kennedy. police say they believe he made phone calls threatening kennedy and bomb threats against the u.s. embassy in tokyo. he was arrested on okinawa and is also charged with bomb threats against a military base on that island. well, straight ahead, test flights. amazon takes a step closer to using drones to deliver packages
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counting calories for alcoholic beverages, and are amazon drone deliveries in your future? jill wagner is as the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. a minnesota judge has given preliminary approval in the $10 million settle money in the target data breach. that means affected target customers will be able to file up to $0,000 in lawsuits. the 2013 breach focused details on as many as 40 million debit and credit cards. a hearing on the final approval is expected by the end of the year. asian financial markets were mixed in the week. tokyo's nikkei took a half a percent. hong kong's hang seng dropped a quarter percent. another drop in oil prices pushed the dow generally lower. the dow lost 117 points, s&p dropped 10 points but the nasdaq finished the day 9 points higher. do you really want to know how many calories are in that guinness? well, many of the tap color
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brands includes guinness johnny walker, smear smir november and others will put the nutritional information on their labels. that includes others, calories, carbohydrate, and fat content. the faa has given amazon the okay to deliver packages by drones. they've been met with a backlash over safety issues. the faa says amazon can test its prototype only in daytime hours. they can fly up to 400 feet ande operators must have a pilot's license. ♪ and you may remember the tv show "magnum p.i." and the sprawling luxurious beachfront home in hawaii where thomas magnum lived. it was known as robin's nest.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. you wanted march madness, you got it. the first full day of the ncaa tournament featured a record number of one-point games and a handful of stunning upsets. let's start with top seeded kentucky. they stayed above the fray and remained undefeated this season. the wildcats have no problem beating hampton, 79-56.
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>> three seconds to go. takes it all the way. that's going to count. >> cincinnati uses a buzzer beater to force overtime against purdue. the bare cats overcoming a deficit in the game's final minute. and in o.t. cincinnati completes the comeback wins 66-65. they'll face kentucky tomorrow. another big comeback completed in the final seconds. north carolina state trailed lsu by as much as 16 points in the second half. but the wolf pack cut the lead to one, and with less than a second to play, b.j.'s hook shot wins it for nc state, 66-65. they'll play villanova tomorrow. well how about some upsets. two 14 seeds knocking off 3 seeds on thursday. before yesterday's game, no player on alabama/birmingham's roster had even played in a tournament game. but what a debut.
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uab edges iowa state, 60-59. they have a second round date with ucla. r.j. hunter for three. good! >> and pure drama as georgia state's r.j. hunter sinks a three-pointer to down baylor, 57-56. r.j.'s dad and head coach ron hunter is so excited he falls off his stool. >> coach, are you okay after you fell off that chair when you --? >> i'm fine. i can't feel anything. i'm so happy for these guys right here. i'm glad for georgia state, the city of atlanta. i'm on fire. i'm getting ready for saturday. it's just a blessing. >> coach hunter is using the rolling stool because he tore his achilles celebrating his team's previous victory. georgia state movies xavier in the next round. and there's more madness on tap for today. our coverage on cbs resumes at 12:15 eastern with kansas and new mexico state. coming up after your local
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news on "cbs this morning," we will take you on the set of the new "late late show with james corden." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." show" with james corden. i'm anne-marie green. this is the c"cbs morning news"." sir, we're going to need you on the runway later. don't let a severe cold hold you back. get theraflu... ...with the power of three medicines to take on your worst pain and fever, cough and nasal congestion. it breaks you free from your toughest cold and flu symptoms. theraflu. serious power. i'm jerry bell the second. and i'm jerry bell the third. i'm like a big bear and he's my little cub. this little guy is non-stop. he's always hanging out with his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back. this is the part i really don't like right here. (doorbell) what's that? a package! it's a swiffer wetjet. it almost feels like it's moving itself.
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at the international space station, images of the glow of the lights were captured by nasa astronaut terry virts. he took the videos as the station traveled above the north pole on wednesday and northern russia on monday. a severe solar storm made the aurora more intense this week. a total solar eclipse will be visible today but only in the path across the northern hemisphere. the eclipse can be seen above island. it's when the sun captures it on the earth. back home march madness is
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sweeping the company but an american export has basketball fans cheering in china. seth doane tells us about a former nba star whose career is on the rebound. >> reporter: it's news when he takes the beijing subway or when a statue is erected in his honor. news because former new york knicks point guard stefan marbury has found stardom and a second chance in china. >> i have my name and then it says "i love china." >> this says ""i" with the heart? >> "i love china," yeah. >> reporter: marbury was recruited to play with the still growing chinese basketball association or cba after his less than graceful departure from the nba. coming to china was a fresh start? >> for me it was like becoming reborn again coming here. >> what was it? distance? different place? >> distance, different place, different culture, different people.
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>> reporter: not speaking the language might have left out the bad press. fights with coach, sex with an intern and a temporary ban from playing. we met marbury in the locker room after his team the beijing ducks scored a 42-point victory. >> when i first came here, i to now, mine the game has grown. i mean it's huge. >> marbury slices to the rim and he's able to lay it in. >> reporter: the reported $2 million he makes now is different from the $20 million he made in the nba. there's a musical on his life. up next, there's a movie. the starlight marbury can take the subway in beijing, jong ling told us. he feels like our brother. >> people ask me about china all the time. i say you've got to come to china to see for yourself. me telling you, you're not going to believe me. >> reporter: probably because stefan marbury can't believe it
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himself, witnessing how much he's been embraced on the other side of the world. >> he's the hero of beijing. >> reporter: seth doane, cbs news, beijing. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the investigation into the investigation of the bloody arrest of a uva student. we'll be live from charlottesville. plus inside a look at what can stop the looting of antiquities. and we'll take you on the set of the show "the late late show" with james corden. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. taking a live look out at the golden gate bridge right now, very early this friday
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morning. good morning, everyone. it is march 20, correct? yes. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. happy friday,tgif, the weekend is here and that means we have to know what's going on weather- wise. so we'll start with roberta. >> you see that right over there? >> that's the weekend. >> no, that's spring officially arriving at 3:45 this afternoon. >> i thought it was tammy. [ laughter ] >> good morning, heading out the door, these are the last few


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