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it's monday, february 15th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia, a look back at the justice's life and legacy and a look ahead at the battle for his seat on the bench. thawing out. after a week jonedshippend of bone chilling temperatures across the country, there might finally be some relief in sight. millions make the pilgrimage to see the pope francis in mexico. lives throughout the country. >> you have an obligation to pick up and leave out of the abyss three months after terrorists killed dozens of people at the bat a clan theater
death metal is taking the stage once more. 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. a partisan debate off nominating his successor. isn't that true republicans are dig in their heels promising not to consider a nominee until a new president is elected. don champion is in washington. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and-marie. fierce battle lines are already drawn over president obama nominate ago successor for scalia. the legal battle already taking shape, it is clear the supreme court could be shorthanded for sometime. a white house hearse carries the body of antonin scalia in texas on sunday bound for virginia at the request of his family. the 79-year-old supreme court
vacationing al this resort ranch. a judge said he died of natural causes after consulting with sheriff's deputies and the investigators. >> one thing i asked the sheriff after he was there if there was any sign of foul play. >> reporter: what did they say? >> they said absolutely not. >> reporter: in the nation's capital, flags flu at half-staff in honor of the longtime just. known for his strict conservative reviews, efs bescalia was beloved by his colleagues. >> i attack ideas. i don't attack people. >> reporter: here on capitol hill and on the campaign trail, the debate is already under way over who president obama should nominate as scalia's successor on. >> the president has the right and responsibility to nominate a new supreme court justice. >> we cannot afford to have scalia replaced like with some
>> reporter: the president said he will nominate a sucketor in due time but mitch mcconnell says any vacancy should be filled once a new president is in office. now, if there is no new justice named by the start of the session, the eight remaining justices have two options. one, they can vote to hear a case a second time once a new colleague is named, or they can uphold a decision by a lower court without setting a nationwide role. >> don champion in washington, thank you, don. the battle over scalia's replacement could be brewing long into the high courts upcoming season with some pretty controversial cases on the docket. speaking to jeff glor of the "cbs evening news," cbs news chief correspondent jan crawford explains. >> reporter: controversial cases on both hot button social issues
ska rela's passing is going to be divided 4-4. so when you got a decision that is 4-4, i mean, that is a tie, the lower court decision is going to stand but there is no national precedent, so the issue isn't finally resolved, you know, once and for all. that is going to have a big impact this term because there's some really controversial cases, jeff. i mean, there is a case from texas on tougher regulations for abortion clinics. is there a case on affirmative action on the use of race and college emissions. believe it or not, there is another challenge to obamacare. as well as cases on presidential power, like president obama's executive orders on immigration and environmental policy. most of those cases now are unlikely to have a majority decision so they may not really bring about a sweeping change in the law. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will have more on justice scalia's legacy and the him. today, former president
campaign for his brother in south carolina. during saturday's gop presidential debate, things got heated between front-runner donald trump and jeb bush when trump attacked his brother's performance as commander in chief. >> the world trade center came down -- >> you have the gull to go after my brother. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> when all was said and done, a cbs news poll found 72% of debate watchers thought marco rubio won the debate and 24% said donald trump was the winner and 19%, john kasich. people are waiting up to another morning of bone chilling cold. record temperatures over the weekend made it dangerous to be outside.
storm warnings are posted from parts of arkansas to new england where ice, snow, and heavy rain is forecast. over the weekend, at least three people died in a massive pileup in pennsylvania, parts of virginia and the nation's capital, they are preparing for several inches of snow that is expected to fall today. by last night, heavy snow and ice in greensboro, north carolina, caused treacherous conditions. the storm. >> after record chill this weekend, we have one more bitter day, because we have the jet stream diving far to the south opening the door for that very dense, cold arctic air to sink across the great lakes and across the northeast. the problem is not out west with high pressure there, conditions are dry and quiet. all of the cold air is confined to the great lakes this morning with windchills of about 6 in fargo, 7 in mams, but it's the eastern seaboard that is going to be chilly.
york and 9 below in portland, so bitter cold once again. add to that, a storm. we have a number of weather alerts that ar up. a winter storm watch for buffalo the areas in dark blue and a winter weather advisory for purple and pink is a winter storm warning. what will happen is mild air from the south is going to start lifting to the north and east and meet this bitter cold that is that place and that is going to generate ice and snow on the northern end and high temperatures in the eastern seaboard will be in the 30s but warming up late in the week. >> good knees at least here after record breaking cold this weekend in new york city, tomorrow, temperatures are kped to be in the mid-50s. pope francis travels to mexico's southern border today. the midpoint of the pope's visit. yesterday, he took part in an open-air mass before 300,000 people outside of mexico city. adriana diaz has our report. >> reporter: pope francis visited a children's hospital in
boy medicine. he asked the children to pray for him. a young girl serenaded the pope with a rendition of ava maria. from here the pope is taking daily trips across the country. >> it's good he is here for many people. >> reporter: the holy father also traveled by helicopter on sunday to another city. there, he celebrated an outdoor mass before more than 300,000, the largest event on his six-day historic visit. in his homily, the pope urged mexicans to build a society with equal opportunity for all. an estimated 2 million people lined his motorcade route, many waving vatican flags and balloons. >> amazing! amazing! >> reporter: you liked his white car?
another region later today to meet with indigenous people living on mexico's southern border. adriana diaz, cbs news, mexico city. coming up on the "morning news." the eagles of death metal are back on the road and we will hear from the band's lead singer about how he narrowly escaped one of the gunmen in the paris terror attacks.
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kobe bryant got a fond farewell at last night's all-star game. the laker was showered with tribute videos and a speech lie hall of famer and fellow laker magic johnson. bryant has announced he is retiring at the end of the season. as for the game itself, the west beat the east. britain's film awards bathed and showered hollywood last night. australian comedian rebel wilson did not. >> i have never been invited to the oscars because, as you know, they are racist. >> baftas was radared with best actress. brie larson took home honors for
the bitter cold couldn't keep a couple from tying the valentine's day. yesterday, just so happened top world marriage day. the party at times square wasn't just for weddings. seven couples renewed their vows and a few got engaged. more than one-fifth of american adults have at least one tattoo. a surveyor found 1 in 7 regret it. kenneth craig tells us about in this that did erase those mistakes. >> reporter: for him that means getting rid of this large arm tattoo he got when he was 18. >> reporter: at what point, did you start thinking, man, that was a bad move, i don't want this? >> probably in my 20s. >> reporter: dr. mitchell chasen is working to erase it and using
technology called pico four. in just three visits, tommy's 23-year-old panther tattoo is nearly gone. the laser has four different wave lengths and speeds to target various ink. how does this man compare to others on the market. >> by far this is the most powerful machine to date. >> reporter: he says for patients that means fewer treatments and fewer chance of skin damage afterwards. each sessions takes a few minutes. >> we are all done. >> reporter: treatments cost several hundred dollars a session. other than some redness and tenderness, most patients don't experience major side effects. >> so we are not just not seeing the scarring and changing color of the skin that we used to do with older technologies. >> reporter: these before and after pictures shows tommy's progress. >> i was just blown away at how quick it happened. >> reporter: he says he is finally comfortable again in his
have a great day. we're tracking winter weather this period's day, from the timeline of the snow and rain, to the conditions on the roads. >> great to have you with us, everyone, we have live team coverage of this weather system and what it could bring this morning. elizabeth gardner is tracking the storm's path right now and explains when the snow will turn into rain. brian shrader has an overview of the traffic. >> and we have crews giving us a firsthand look. the snow has already been falling. >> we have a number of school closures. wake county schools, closed today. >> also, chapel hill, carlboro teacher workday, and chatham county schools, a two-hour delays and clinton city schools, and edgecombe county schools are