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>> washington paused this morning to wish a final farewell to justice antonin scalia. i'm debra alfarone. hillary clinton, the projected winner of the nevada caucuses. our political wrapup in a minute. but first, thousands of mourners filled the national shine for justice antonin scalia's funeral mass and our garrett haake was there. >> reporter: the mood was serious and somber for what amounted to a traditional catholic funeral mass.
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of antonin scalia to the basilica this morning where an army of grandchildren an other family members followed his casket up the steps and into the sanctuary. ♪ [ music ] [ singing ] more than 3,000 people filled the basilica for the funeral. justice thomas read paul's letter to the romans. >> hope does not disappoint. >> but in confidence we commend antonin scalia to the mercy of god. >> the homily is delivered in a clear voice. >> we give thanks that jesus bestowed upon him 55 years of marriage to the woman he loved. a woman who could match him at
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>> reporter: scalia's life blended deep faith with decades of public service and his funeral mass would do the same. >> he understood there was no conflict between loving god and loving one's country. between one's faith and one's public service. that understood that the deeper he went in his catholic faith, the better a citizen and public servant he became. >> reporter: a sentiment we heard echoed outside from those who had come to pay their respects. >> as catholics we see him as the image of how we can live our catholic life and also serve our country at the same time. >> reporter: from here, scalia's body was moved to an undisclosed cemetery where his family and closest friends were able to say a final private good-bye. reporting from the basilica, garrett haake, wusa9. and president obama did not attend that funeral today. the white house said he is spending some time this weekend researching possible nominees to replace scalia on
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court. and hillary clinton has been declared the winner of the nevada democratic caucuses over vermont senator bernie sanders. danielle nottingham has been with both campaigns today in las vegas. >> reporter: cbs news has declared hillary clinton the winner of the democratic nevada caucuses. she started saturday as she did all week visiting casino workers on the las vegas strip. clinton held the commanding lead for months in nevada. but polls show bernie sanders had closed the gap. which was the first test for the democratic presidential candidate at courting minority voters. >> i can feel maybe .2% he lost in the last one. >> reporter: sanders kicked off his caucus with workers in las vegas. he was hoping for a large crowd. >> if there is
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i think we will do just fine. a low turnout will be another story. >> reporter: democrats gathered at hundreds of caucus sites including a handful here on the las vegas strip so casino workers could attend. unions gave workers a paid two- hour break so they could caucus. both sanders and clinton spent millions in tv ads here to win their votes. danielle nottingham, cbs news, las vegas. >> and this is the first primary contest this year in the west. voters casting their ballots in the republican primary in south carolina. all six candidates prepares for big candidates tonight. craig boswell is at ted cruz's event in columbia. >> reporter: jeb bush greeted voters at a polling location in greenville, south carolina with a message about donald trump. >> trump can't win. plain and simple. >> reporter: but trump is predicting he will take south carolina and then some. >> they add up 100% of everybody. i'm going to get a lot of those vo
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palmetto state voter is not sold. >> i'm afraid he's a loose cannon. >> reporter: ted cruz is polling second. they worked to put him on top. >> it's crunch time. >> reporter: today, cruz attended the funeral for supreme court justice antonin scalia. john kasich is also out of town campaigning to standing room only crowds in massachusetts ated of super tuesday. >> aisle going to run a positive campaign whether i win or not. >> reporter: his campaign predicts a showing in south carolina will be enough to drive at least one, maybe two candidates out of the race. marco rubio is hoping the endorsement of the south carolina governor will help him rebound from a disappointing fifth place finish in new hampshire. craig boswell, cbs news, columbia, south carolina. >> you can catch all the latest election information on our wusa9 app. i hope you got outside today. because tomorrow will not be as nice. let's go to first alert meteorologist howard bernstein. were you outside today?
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it was really, really nice. spring like here. we are in february. you would think it would be wintery but that is not the case. temperature ins the 50s , 60s . national hit a high of 63. 15 degrees above average. we are looking good here and it wasn't just u.s. new york is at 59. a little cooler right on the ocean with ocean city at 46. the water temperatures still chilly this time of year. if you are going out this evening, no problems. generally clear. temperature ins the 50s this evening but tomorrow, i will give you a sneak peek. lit start out dry. but, a yellow weather alert for tomorrow. we will have rain developing by mid to late morning and periods of rain and showers in the afternoon and evening and only in the middle 50s as opposed to the 60s and again some spots touched 70 today. got another storm as we head into tuesday, wednesday. i'll tell you about that with the seven day forecast i
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minutes. >> wow. did you say 70? changing gears in the district, tires on eight police squad cars are slashed. that happened last night in southeast outside of station d. matt yurus, who are they looking for? >> reporter: police tell me they are not sure who did this. what they do know is it happened here between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. right around the corner from the entrance of the police station on the 2400 block of alabama avenue southeast. now take a look at the front left tire on this police van here. you will notice about two inch puncture. the same thing appears to have happened to the van right next to it and to two squad cars parked around the corner leading up to the station. one of these vehicles was an unmarked car. police are not tells us why somebody would do this or if it happened before. we are also not sure about why the suspect seems to have focused on the front left tire. what we do know is police have told us that
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parked behind this wall in the gated parking lot area were not damaged. live in southeast, matt yurus, wusa9. >> thank you very much matt. appreciate that report. well, new efforts to build trust between local police and young people in the community. that story when kathleen matthews: too many nights, i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition,
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and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die from accidental shootings. let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates, answer the call already.
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>> the newly sworn in prince george's county chief of police got real with a group of teenagers. stephanie ramirez said it is all part
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discussing how to have positive interactions with police. >> reporter: not wanting to sugar coat anything. kids were asked. >> how many of you don't like the police? >> reporter: it is part of the honest conversation the young men got to have with prince george's county's new police chief hank sewensky. negative police interactions are something they worry about in prince george's county. >> i don't see it happening to too many white guys. >> policing is about being there for people. >> reporter: the workshops part of a 12-week thing. the deacon leading it is a former police officer himself. >> someone need to say no that is not true and that is what we are doing. >> reporter: tonight at 11:00,ly tell
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asked this question and what the teens said they would do if they had a run-in with police. stephanie ramirez, wusa9. >> he retired after 31 years with the montgomery county police department an shared a lot of his own experiences with these teens. spring like temperatures this weekend. but, oh, are showers on the way? howard has the full
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>> walls watching. always tracking. wusa9's first alert weather. dc's most accurate. >> i would like to say thank you. >> you're welcome. as if i had something to do with it. >> today it is good to be you. take it. >> today was an easy one. tomorrow though, tomorrow, it will be a distant memory. >> so get out and enjoy it. wait, watch the rest of the show first. >> exactly. looks good this
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a yellow weather alert tomorrow. doesn't look like it is going to hold off. but this evening is looking good. here is a look at the kennedy center all lit up there at 6:15. 55 degrees now. actually got to 53 at reagan international. i will tell you how we did with the three degree guarantee tonight. brought in a lot of warmth. as i said earlier, some spots like cumberland and leesburg southern to at least 70 this afternoon. still sitting at 63 in leesburg. look what is bay is doing to annapolis, on 42 degrees. 50s and 60s , these temperatures are still well above the seasonal averages which are now in the upper 40s . our weather headlines, you know, rain developed sunday. highs tomorrow in the 50s , mid 50s the way it is looking now. dry and cool our start to the week. tondays we will stay in the 40s
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then another system approaches. some rain. looks like rain from this one. we talked about the threat of maybe some wintery weather. i just think this is going to be so warm and too far west of a track to get us anything but rain. temperatures, still in the 60s and low 70s here. toward saint louis. mid 60s in lexington, nashville. so really mild air mass has taken over. there is a cold front that is coming toward us. not much with it right now. you can see a few showers here in central, missouri. that is really going to improve and bring us the rain tomorrow. as we look at the futurecast, pretty quiet night coming up here with clear skies. perhaps a few more clouds toward morning. but look at this. tomorrow morning, by 7:30, we are looking at western maryland seeing a couple of showers here. charleston toward the state line seeing the moderate rain. looks like it will be here by
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this is the yellow weather alert. showers on and off into the evening hours. by monday. monday looks better. and we will await the next storm tuesday. but wednesday looks like the wettest day. behind it, perhaps a shower flurry on thursday. but that's it. looks like winter is having trouble. not too cold. a few more clouds toward morning. tomorrow morning, dry early. rain developing west to east. 40s to low 50s . in the afternoon, yellow weather alert. periods of rain and showers. fredericksburg with an inch of rain from this system. as we head toward monday, seasonal, 49. by wednesday, it is going to get wet again. temperatures will be around 50. also, 50 thursday, colder
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late in the day. highs in the 40s , cool and dry friday and saturday. >> let's not take a day like this for granted. if you at home are watching this and your cat and dog are snuggled up next the you, it is love your pet day. let's look at some of these
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>> now, wusa9 game on sports. brought to you by xfinity. >> what a difference a week makes. last saturday, maryland was number two in the country hosting wisconsin. they fell a previously winless minnesota. so now their confidence is a little shaken but a chance to get that mojo back with michigan back in town in college park. a big one for the terps. there is the issue of melo trimble. he has been in a funk the last two losses. he needs to snap out of it. the terps take on michigan
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meeting earlier this season. >> the losing thing, it hurts. it's no fun. you can handle losing if you are playing the way you are supposed to be playing. just getting back to playing the way we are capable of playing and the winning and losing will take care of itself. >> we invite you to join us for another game tomorrow morning live. from the university of maryland at 11:30 a.m. kristin berset and myself will be there joined by gary williams to preview the terps and the wolverines. the game is at 1:00 right here on wusa9. this has not been the season georgetown expected after close losses to maryland and duke. you would expect them to get it right but they are not. hoya is trying to get a win over a top ten team this afternoon. hoya is trying to right the ship. we are all
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a 15-0 run by xavier. and later, the plus muketeers. hoya has dropped to a 500 record. catholic was down by 11 going into the break. game high 35 points. bryson had himself a game. two clutch free-throws here to put his team ahead 77-74. last chance for the royals needing a three to tie. step back three. >> i love a heart we display down 11 in the first half. possession by possession. it was quite a war. we are thrilled. we have one more
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>> from one good finish to another, taking on army. part of a double header. every shot he took until this one. you are headed to overtime. time winding down. wilson misses the layup. but kevin put back, putting army ahead. navy now with a desperation chance and it is not going. army wins. navy women hosting army in the first game of a double header. all scores of 13. including this one. army rolls 49-34. hey, will this be the year that maryland gets over the hump? they start to see it at number four in the country. terps have won 22 straight season openers includeing the start of the season today. taking on high point. as senior brian cole had himself a day. he will be on the attack here. and scores e
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in the second quarter. goal again, and you have to watch this spin move. it is a thing of beauty. terps get the win. 15-8. make it 23 straight season opening wins. maryland women also in action hosting the georgetown hoya. terps already up 15-3. megan whittle stores there. an easy goal as maryland wins easily. 18-8. it may have been switched on for the wizards after a disappointing first half. the wizards have come outed of the all-star break looking like a different ball club with two straight wins playing some defense. yes, that does count. two straight wins holding opponents under 90 points. the victory over detroit. they also beat utah. they go for three
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three days. three games under 500. but on the cusp of getting back in the playoff picture, just 29 games left in the regular season. opposite spectrum, the capitals headed to the post season. the first team in the nhl to get to 90 points after winning seven of eight and they get the new jersey devils tonight. a chance to get to 90 with a victory. capitals, this is their year. they are rolling. they are on fire. >> i like it. go wizards! and before we go? >> nice night. rain tomorrow. >> we will see you listen up! i'm here to get the lady of the house back on her feet. and give her the strength and energy to stay healthy. who's with me?! yay! the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. with 9 grams of protein
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>> axelrod: breaking news from nevada, where cbs news now projects a win for hillary clinton in today's democratic caucuses. republicans are casting votes in south carolina, where polls will close just about 30 minutes from now. the emotional farewell to supreme court justice antonin scalia. the harrowing final words from the doomed ship "el faro." >> the clock is ticking. >> axelrod: and a suburban village deploying big-city surveillance tactics. is this the town that knows too much? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."


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