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it's monday, february 29th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm here at the academy awards! otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. 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.
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 prisoners as he took on the 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.
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. his opening monologue all of the 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
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. for the democrats 865 are up for 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.
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 1,500 delegates up for grabs on 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.
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. endorsed me. okay, all right. i disavow, 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
political director and "face the 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 the job. 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
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. >> reporter: guindon, a six-year 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
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." red carpet mix-up. social media blows up over a tweet that confused whoopi goldberg with oprah winfrey. later, a member of s.e.a.l. team six receives a rare honor today. this is the "cbs morning news." atchers. our most advanced plan ever. join for free. hurry, join by march 3rd
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we had no idea that oprah was here. gayle king watched the oscars from home. she wrote, we all love whoopi goldberg, but we don't all look alike. geez! total beauty tweeted an apology saying we would like to apologize to oprah and whoopi, as well as everyone we have offendered. -- offended. 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
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 accusations were ignored. >> too many of them certainly were dismissed and sometimes they were dismissed in absolutely scandalous circumstance. >> the commission is investigating how church officials handle accusations of sex abuse against clergy. and "the washington post" reports that a hero will emerge from the secrecy of the navy s.e.a.l.s to receive the medal of honor. senior chief edmond buyers will accept the award. he saved a hostage and killed two taliban fighters in afghanistan four years ago. still to come, new trouble for a cruise ship.
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week out. the third highest grossing film behind "american sniper" and "passion of christ." starbucks is opening in italy. the first starbucks in italy will open in milan in early 2017. starbucks is already in europe. italy is expected to be particularly tough. coffee is an important part of italian life with many local shops competing to sell expresso and cappuccinos. it is reported that apple will call its new four-inch iphone the iphone se. the iphone se will look identical to the iphone 5 except for its curved edges. buzzfeed said it will be
>> elon musk engines were firing when an on-board computer shut them down. the issue is rising temperatures and liquid oxygen fuel. two attempts to launch the rocket was called off last week. no word on when spacex will try again. >> but you know they will. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. coming up, dancing the night away. we will take you to the hottest post-oscar parties, as the celebrities unwind after the
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 for mad max and revenant won for 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
>> 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. but we haven't made enough 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 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 and also gold statuesque cookies! >> you're making me hungry. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more from l.a. on the oscars. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." jane likes to mix things up. that' s why she loves new light & fit greek non-fat yogurt mousse. so fluffy and airy it' s her
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innocently 29th thank you for waking up with us -- it is february 29. thank you for waking up with us peer>> we are standing by with a look at the roads. >>it is hard to believe it is the final day of february. how time flies. >>we're kicking off march tomorrow. as we look live, thankfully we're not looking at any showers. we do see clouds as we look at the radar. right now, the breezes out of the northwest, 3 to 5. temperatures are coming up a little bit in comparison to yesterday. still a bit come 50 -- comfy . this afternoon it will be slightly warmer.