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a racist chant by members of a university of oklahoma fraternity triggers an investigation. the fraternity's banishment from the campus and outrage in the community. >> bigotry and racism is alive and well. so we've got problems. the white house is outraged after gop senators bypass the president and send a warning letter to iran over a possible nuclear deal. and just-released video show the boston marathon bombing suspect on the day of the deadly attack. this is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday, march 10th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. fallout from the racist
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fraternity video continues to rock the university of oklahoma campus this morning. members of sigma alpha epsilon face a midnight deadline to move out, and some could be expelled from school. don champion shows us the scandal that's reverberating across the country. ♪ there will never be a [ bleep ] ♪ >> reporter: in less than 24 hours, this racist sing-along at the university of oklahoma at sae fraternity in the national spotlight. >> i was sickened by it. and the neck thing, i was so deeply saddened by it. >> reporter: on monday university president david boren ordered the fraternity house closed immediately. >> i hope they think long and hard about what they've done. >> reporter: the sing-along joked about lynchings and said black students would never be admitted to o.u.'s chapter of the fraternity. the group's national headquarters disowned the chapter. >> we are just as shocked as everybody else who has heard about this video across the
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nation. and we understand they are upset. we are as well. >> reporter: it appears the incident is already impacting the university outside of its fraternity. texas high school football standout gene delance had intended to attend o.u. in the fall but not anymore. o.u.'s football team canceled practice to take part in campus protests. don champion, cbs news new york. >> several employees of the fraternity are out of a job this morning. jericka duncan sat down with longtime chef howard dixon. he said the brothers should have known better. >> i think it was kind of stupid and selfish to do something like that. and knowing this is an organization it's supposed about about brotherhood, that wasn't a brotherhood. there will never be a job like this again. this is one of a kind. >> reporter: are you going to miss it? >> yes.
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i'll miss my family. >> reporter: you still consider sigma alpha epsilon family? >> yes. >> you can see more of jericka duncan's interview with chef howard dixon about the racist video coming up later on "cbs this morning." in madison, wisconsin, protesters are calling for the dismissal of a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed biracial 19-year-old. the officer who is white is on leave this morning. as dean reynolds reports, the deadly encounter has led to soul searching in this famously liberal community. >> black lives matter! >> reporter: increasingly large crowds of demonstrators marched on the wisconsin statehouse and filled its 98-year-old rotunda with a familiar chant. 19-year-old tony robinson was shot dead on friday by officer matt kenny who trailed him to this house. >> 19 years of age. name is tony robinson. apparently tony hit one of his
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friends. no weapons seen. >> reporter: police say the shooting took place when kenny, responding to 911 calls about robinson, was attacked by him in the entryway of the home. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> 12-47, copy shots fired. >> all lives matter. >> that's right. >> reporter: while the demonstrations have been peaceful emotions here are raw. this weekend the police chief visited robinson's family. you went out of your way to be sensitive to the people who would be most disappointed by what happened. >> but that goes to a core value. i believe life is sacred and so why wouldn't you express remorse at the loss of a young life? that sort of seems only natural. >> reporter: today the chief posted on the police website, reconciliation cannot begin without my stating i am sorry. and i don't think i can say this enough. i am sorry. his family gathered just a few feet away from where robinson
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died. his uncle, turin carter, spoke for the grieving parents. >> this is a bigger issue than tony. this highlights a universal problem with law enforcement and how its procedures have been carried out, especially in light of what's happened over the summertime. >> reporter: his uncle said tony robinson was no saint, perhaps a reference to his conviction for armed robbery. for now, though the state department of justice here in madison is investigating the case, and the federal department of justice in washington is monitoring it closely. dean reynolds, cbs news, madison. this morning, the city of madison is fending off a cyber attack. officials say their website and e-mail systems have been hacked. similar disruptions hit other communities after officer-involved shootings. the municipal court in fergson, missouri faces an overhaul this morning. a state appeals court judge has been assigned to take control of the court. last week a scathing justice department report found racial
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profiling and bigotry by ferguson police and it said the municipal court functioned as a moneymaking enterprise for the city. and this morning the white house is blasting a republican effort to undercut nuclear negotiations with iran. in a rare move dozens of gop senators signed a letter to iran warning that any deal could be reversed by the next president. democrats accuse republicans of interfering with the president's foreign policy. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this is yet another big move on the part of republicans to try to undercut the white house following republican invitation to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to speak here before a joint session of congress, both very unusual, very public moves against the president. vice president joe biden expressed outrage over a letter issued by 47 republican senators opposed to an emerging nuclear deal with iran. the open letter sent directly to iran's leaders warns anything
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not approved by congress is a mere executive agreement and could be revoked by the next president with the stroke of a pen. biden characterized it as an attempt to quote, undercut a sitting president. freshman senator tom cotton who wrote the letter defended the move. >> congress must approve a deal for a deal to be lasting, and congress will only approve a deal if it stops iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the u.s. and five nations have been working to finalize an agreement by april that would eliminate iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon for at least a decade in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions. many republicans have called those terms unacceptable. president obama insists he doesn't need congressional approval and that his administration remains focused on reaching a deal. >> once we do then we'll -- if we do then we'll be able to make the case to the american people. and i'm confident we'll be able to implement it. >> reporter: iran's foreign minister called the letter a propaganda ploy. later this week john kerry will
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travel to switzerland for the next round of negotiations with iran. something else these senators wrote in that letter to iran's leaders, "you may not fully understand our constitutional system." iran's foreign minister said it seems the authors do not understand international law or the nuances of their own constitution. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington thank you, susan. hillary clinton may be ready to face questions swirling about her use of a private e-mail address as secretary of state. the potential democratic presidential candidate ignored the issue during an appearance monday in new york but a source close to clinton says she may hold a news conference in the coming days to address the controversy directly. and testimony resumes in the boston marathon bombing trial today. are to the first time yesterday, the jury saw images of dzhokhar tsarnaev and his brother from the day of the attack. kiss van cleave reports. >> reporter: the fbi pieced together video and photos to make this time line of dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev's
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movements. it shows the brothers turning onto boylston street with backpacks. dzhokhar is seen walking up to spectators outside a restaurant and in this photo appears to have a backpack at his feet. phone records show he called his older brother, talking for 19 seconds. when everyone around him reacts to the first blast, the defendant makes his way out of the crowd. 12 seconds later, the second blast. and this never-released video showing him running away without a backpack as the smoke clears. jessica told jurors the first blast felt as though she had been fired out of a rocket. she lost both legs. her husband also lost a leg. less than 30 minutes after the bombings, video shows a man appearing to be the defendant calmly buying milk at a grocery store. prosecutors delved into the defendant's social media history. one tweet predicted he would die young. prosecutors also allege dzhokhar had a second twitter account that mentioned islamic extremist teachings. roughly 30 hours after the bombing, security cameras at the
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u-mass dartmouth gym show dzhokhar swiping in and staying about an hour. his final tweet read "i'm a stress-free kind of guy." kris van cleave cbs news boston. the u.s. ambassador to south korea, mark lippert is out of the hospital today after last week's knife attack. lippert needed 80 stitches to close the cuts on his face and was treated for wounds on his arm. he says he feels pretty darn good and will be back to work soon. coming up on the "morning news," is apple's smart watch a smart buy? we'll show you what the high-tech wearable can help you do ahead in "moneywatch." this is the "cbs morning news." this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil. the experts in intimate health. relieving the itch... can happen instantly. vagisil max strength anti-itch wipes relieve itch and odor instantly as they cleanse. so why wait to feel comfortable? trust vagisil. the number one wipe for itch.
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expected. wendy gillette has that and more. good morning wendy. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. general motors is starting a $5 billion stock buyback. the automaker says the share repurchase will begin immediately and finish before the end of 2016. the buyback is part of an agreement that heads off a hostile proxy fight with a group of hedge funds. asian financial markets were mostly lower on worries over rising interest rates. tokyo's nikkei lost 0.5%. hong kong's hang seng fell 1%. here on wall street the markets bounced back after last week's fears about an interest rate hike. the dow gained 138 points monday. the s&p 500 rose 8. the nasdaq was up 15 points. preorders start next month for the new apple watch. it was unveiled yesterday and will sell for $349 next month. from your wrist, you'll be able to make phone calls, pay for groceries, track your workout, control music and manage photos. and you can do it 18 hours a day which is how long a battery charge will last.
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the cost of obamacare is continuing to drop. the congressional budget says the affordable care act will cost $142 billion less over the next ten years. that's 11% lower than january projections. health insurance premiums are rising more slowly and that requires less of a government subsidy. and the three largest companies that track consumer credit have agreed to change how they handle your records. the revamp will simplify things for people who challenge mistakes, and medical debts will not be reported until after a 180-day waiting period to allow time for insurance payments to be applied. anne-marie, that will take a lot of stress off people. >> yeah, a lot of people will certainly appreciate that. wendy gillette thanks a lot, wendy. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, the hawks bounce back from a rare loss to slam the kings. w flonase allergy relief nasal spray, now available over the counter in full prescription strength. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over-producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms.
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making 20 three-pointers and 22 assists. in milwaukee, anthony davis scored 43 points tying a career high as new orleans beat the bucks, 114-103. the pelicans shot 60% from three-point range. and two more teams earned a spot in the ncaa men's basketball tournament. northeastern won the colonial association tournament beating top seed william & mary 72-61. it's northeastern's first appearance in the ncaa tourney in 24 years. and top-seeded warford just got by fuhrman 67-64 to win the southern conference championship. it's the terriers' fourth trip to the tournament in the last six years. when we return, tragic air disaster. two helicopters collide in midair, killing nearly a dozen people during the filming of a reality show in argentina. this portion of the "cbs
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. members of a university of oklahoma fraternity have until midnight to move out after their house was ordered closed. a video showing members chanting a racist song has roiled the campus and sparked outrage nationwide. some members may be expelled. and nearly every republican in the senate has signed a letter to iran. it warns that any nuclear deal with the obama administration could be scuttled. the white house condemns the letter. ten people died in a crash of two helicopters in argentina.
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among the dead in the midair collision were french olympic stars and two pilots. the athletes were filming a popular european survivalist reality tv show when the accident occurred. investigators are at the scene. more than 700 miles northwest of boin noise aries. and sam simon, the co-creator of "the simpsons" has died. simon helped to launch "the simpsons" in 1989. he left the series after the fourth season and donated much of his fortune to social causes including animal welfare. simon died after a long battle with cancer. he was 59 years old. the solar impulse 2 is on its way to india. the solar-powered plane left the capital of oman last night on the second leg of its attempt to fly around the world. it is expected to make two stops in india and then will fly on to china. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," oscar-winning actress patricia arquette from "csi cyber."
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it was 50 years ago this weekend that the first u.s. troops went to shore in south vietnam. by then, usairmen had been am booing the north for seven months, and those who were taken prisoner faced brutal conditions. david martin spoke with survivors. >> reporter: american pilots shot down and captured by north vietnam. that's hayden lockhart on the left pack raided through the streets of hanoi. lockhart, the first air force pilot to fall into north vietnamese hands, is still alive, although too ill to attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of his shootdown. but in the audience were two former navy pilots who suffered even longer. >> i was the first, david. i was shot down august 5, 1964.
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>> reporter: flying off an aircraft carrier in the tonkin gulf albert alvarez was shot down on the very first day u.s. jets bombed the north. what did you think was going to happen to you? >> i thought i was going to die. i thought that i was -- they were going to kill me. >> reporter: robert shoemaker was shot down six months later. >> by the time the parachute opened, it was only about 35 feet above the ground. consequently i broke my back on landing. >> reporter: as the bombing continued, hundreds of american pilots were shot down and captured. some died in captivity. others were brutally tortured. tied into impossible contortions or just left locked in irons. >> with hayden they handcuffed his left wrist to his right ankle. and you can imagine how painful that must be after hours and hours. you know, this went on for about two weeks. >> reporter: the only way to stop the pain was to tell the north vietnamese something more than just name rank and serial number. so the first time you broke -- >> i felt like the lowest form
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of human in the world. >> i tried to commit suicide to prevent giving more by banging my head against the wall. >> reporter: this is what saved them, an alphabetical grid they used to tap out messages to each other through the walls of their cells. >> it was our life line. it is what kept us together. and keeping together that was the key. >> reporter: can you still tap? >> i can tap. i'm not as good as i used to be. hi dave. >> reporter: after eight years, alvarez, shoemaker and lockhart along with 459 other pilots were finally released as part of the treaty which ended the war. by then, alvarez was known as the old man of the north. he was not the oldest p.o.w., but he had been there the longest. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest fallout from the fraternity scandal at the university of oklahoma.
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we'll be live from norman. plus cbs sports' jim nantz will be along with a preview of march madness and the teams to watch. and oscar-winning actress patricia arquette from the new drama "csi cyber" will be in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". new creation to train derailment in north carolina. many passengers were headed for philadelphia before the accident and just arrived home overnight. good morning everyone, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. search for any missing woman. the 20 year he'd car was in king of prussia. but no one's seen her since friday. >> on her son's bird day friends and family gather to remember robert wilson killed while trying to buy his son a video game. kate? >> good morning, can't see me but i am talking. here i am. let's take a look outside. pretty quiet start to the morning. we have big changes by the afternoon, if you're out and about early, take a look down the shore quiet right now atlant

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