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takes up the biggest abortion case in decades. a gang invades a gun store and steals dozens of weapons. an energy tycoonidize at the wheel one day after his indictment. and the most super of the super tuesday returns. >> scottie kelly, back on mother captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: their taillights are getting smaller as front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton race down an open road toward a nomination in the summer and a faceoffer in the fall. trump has won 10 states, seven on super tuesday. he now has more than a quarter of the delegates he needs. today, republican candidate ben carson said he no longer sees a path forward for his campaign. and there is only an obstacle
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rubio, and john kasich, a nearly insurmountable course because of the delegate math and the nature of the states remaining. here's major garrett. >> reporter: marco rubio voted early today in florida, state that could be his last stand against donald trump. >> it's an incredible privilege and honor to be able to vote for myself for president, just a few blocks from where i grew up. >> reporter: recent polls showed rube no trailing by double digit but he contended trump is in trouble. >> 65% of the people who voted yesterday across super tuesday does dnot vote for donald trump. >> reporter: ted cruz won his home state of texas and oklahoma but fell way short of his original goal of a super tuesday southern sweep. still, cruz urged other republicans to drop out. >> so long as the field remains divided, donald trump's path to the nomination remains more likely. and that-- ( booing ) -- would be a disaster for republicans. >> reporter: last night, trump
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conference in his mopulent mar-a-lago ball room. >> i'm a unifier. i know people will find that a little bit hard to believe, but believe me, i am a unifier. >> reporter: on cbs news, lindsey graham wasn't buying it. >> i think we're about ready to lose to the most dishonest politician in america, hillary clinton. and how could you do that, nominate somebody who is crazy. i think dishonest beats crazy. >> former students say trump university was a scam. >> reporter: this anti-trump ad is part of an 11th hour, multi-million-dollar push from big republican donors to derail trump. the front-runner did not appear fazed. >> they're going to put $20 or $25 million over the next two weeks from what just came over the wires, and frankly, i think that's fine. as far as i'm concerned, it's fine. >> reporter: 2012 republican nominee and former massachusetts governor mitt romney is expected to be sharply critical of trump in his speech tomorrow. scottie, the current republican
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charlie baker, said today if given the opportunity he would not vote for trump in november. >> pelley: and the turnout on super tuesday among republicans was at an all-time historic high. major garrett on the campaign for us. major, thank you. now, on the democratic side, clinton has won 10 states, including seven on super tuesday, and she now has 44% of the delegates she needs. here's nancy cordes. >> yesterday was one for the history books. >> reporter: clinton's super tuesday wins were super-sized. she beat bernie sanders by 59 points in alabama, 43 points in georgia, and about 30 points in both virginia and texas. in a memo today, her campaign manager noted that clinton's delegate lead is now, "larger than any lead then-senator obama had at any point in the 2008 primary." clinton barely mentioned sanders in her victory speech. instead, she took on trump.
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do, but that work, that work is not to make america great again. america never stopped being great. >> reporter: sanders did win four states by double digits. >> in the southwest, in oklahoma last night, we won by 10 points. >> reporter: today, his aides insisted he's still in the hunt and could pick up four more states in the next couple weeks. the clinton team argues, "in order to catch up, senator sanders doesn't just have to start winning a few states but he needs to start winning everywhere and by large margins." and that won't be easy because right now, hillary clinton is leading in the polls in michigan, ohio, louisiana, and florida, four states that vote this month. scottie, she is celebrating her big victory here in new york city tonight with a star-studded fund-raiser featuring elton john and katie perry. thanks. to make sense of all of this
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dickerson, our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation." john, there's a lot of talk among republicans of stopping trump, but how practical is that? >> reporter: it's a long shot. there is definitely motivation. i asked someone involved with the anti-trump effort to rank the republican pan identical a scale of 1-10, and he said 11. but harnessing that panic requires politicians and party regulars to organize themselves quickly and there's no leader of this effort. and it requires them to take a big risk. normally, they don't like to be on the wrong side of public opinion, and there's no guarantee. attacks from the establishment could very well make trump stronger. >> pelley: what is one of the most plausible approaches? >> reporter: i guess the shortest long shot would be to deny trump the delegates needed for the nomination. by launching a withering set of ads immediately in delegate-rich states like ohio and florida, which vote on march 15, the hope would be to tear trump down and give some other candidate a
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then there would be no clear winner, and the delegates could be persuaded to pick someone other than trump in the possibly more-controlled environment of the convention. >> pelley: and looking quickly at the democrats. does sanders have a shot against hillary clinton at this point? >> reporter: it's a very, very distant shot. he's winning states, but she's winning more than he is. she has a delegate lead. and unless something changes in the dynamic, she's on her way to the nomination. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll be watching sunday on "face the nation." john, thank you. well, as donald trump was pronouncing himself the winner, mark phillips tells us europeans were having trouble pronouncing him at all. >> reporter: they're trying to figure out the name. and they're trying to figure out the man. donald tump was once seen as a peculiar aberration of american politics, even as vaguely amusing. but nobody's laughing now.
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learn how to deal with him, taking trump lessons from those who know. >> well, his behavior was extraordinary, childish. >> reporter: alex salmond was head of the scottish government when trump was promising to build a glittering new golf resort there, a promise he never kept. >> as soon as you said no to the donald, then things soured very, very quickly. >> reporter: the european press has been full of apocalyptic foreboding. "madness" screamed the cover of germany's "der spiegel." "really?" asked the "economist." >> i think there is the unreckonability of donald trump is really what is spooking people. and that is what he's running on, being changeable and pulling the rug out, and being an event. >> reporter: but if you want to know what people really think about donald trump, try the bookies, where trump's odds are dramatically improving.
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>> the trump has shortened up. he was three to one. he's now two to one. >> reporter: two to one, scottie, is a pretty good bet. hillary clinton's odds by the way are even better. and here's the sobering thought-- in recent elections here and in the u.s., the bookmakers have been better predictors of the result than the political pollsters. >> pelley: mark phillips reporting tonight from the london newsroom. mark, thanks. in another important story today, the biggest abortion case in a decade was argued before the eight justicessing of the supreme court. this one is a challenge to a texas law that imposes tough standards on abortion clinics. supporters say the law protects patients. jan crawford is following this. >> we support abortion care! >> reporter: it's the court's first controversial case since the death of justice antonin scalia. >> protect women! >> protect life. >> reporter: but the questions
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intense and reflected deep divisions. liberals appeared united that the new regulations raising standards for abortion clinics would force many to close, ultimately obstructing a woman's right to abortion for no good reason. justice ruth bader ginsburg: the conservatives ask where's the evidence the law would in fact shut down many clinics? justice sam alito, "as to some of them, there's information that they closed for reasons that had nothing to do with this law." texas passed the law in 2013 amid national outcry over a pennsylvania clinic where a doctor was convicted of killing a patient and three infants in botched, late-term abortion. the law requires clinics to operate more like surgery centers and have doctors with admitting privileges at nearby
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texas representative jodie laubenberg sponsored a bill. >> texas cares about women. that is what this is all about, women's health and quality of care. >> reporter: but amy hagstrom miller, c.e.o. of the abortion clinic challenges the law, said that was a smokescreen. >> this law is cruel and it is harsh, and it does nothing to advance medical health for women. >> reporter: now, the key vote here, as in all of these abortion cases, is the moderate conservative justice anthony kennedy, and today he did not tip his hand. although, he did ask whether the court should send this case back to the lower courts to get some more evidence. and, scottie, that would delay a decision in this case, until justice scalia's seat is filled. >> pelley: today, justice came in two infamous murders near the university of virginia. and kris van cleave is at that courthouse. >> reporter: a shackled jesse matthew left a packed charlottesville, virginia court after pleading guilty to the
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hannah graham. >> we miss her every day. >> reporter: hannah's father, john. >> hannah's enduring gift to us all is that she enabled this wicked man to be apprehended and convicted. she did change the world, but at a terrible price. >> reporter: graham was starting her second year at the university of virginia in september of 2014 when she vanished. her body was found six weeks later. security camera video showed the last person to see her alive was matthew. d.n.a. recovered during the graham investigation linked matthew to harrington's murder. the virginia tech student disappeared after a cons nert 2009. >> they say it takes a village to raise a child. i know it takes one to bury a child. >> reporter: morgan's mother, jill, welcomed the plea deal. >> i would say the primary emotion is relief. this has been-- finding justice for morgan has been a burden on our family for six and a half years. >> reporter: in exchange for
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spared the death penalty. instead, he will serve four life sentences. skott, through his attorney, matthew apologized to the family of his victims. >> pelley: in houst orange the police have released an incredible video today. it shows a team of thieves ransacking a gun store. manuel bojorquez has this. >> reporter: the dawn burglary in the southwest houston gun shop was fast and furious. the group of men pulled up to the front of the store with a large pickup truck, smashed the windows, attached a chain to the doors, and pulled them right off their hinges. 10 people then rushed in and ran through the store, smashing a row of glass cases with hammers, grabbing handguns by the sack full. at this angle, we see one man scoop up at least four rifles off the bachrach. an early investigation shows the thieves got away with at least 50 weapons. so far there have been no arrests. federal officials say weapons stolen in this type of burglary
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market and could be used in violent crimes. >> reporter: manuel, thank you. a natural gas pioneer has been killed in a mysterious crash. and an alarming report about an elusive cancer when the cbs evening news continues.young people when they thought they should start saving for retirement. then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. this is joanne. her long day as a hair stylist starts with shoulder pain when... hey joanne, want to trade the all day relief of 2 aleve with 6 tylenol? give up my 2 aleve for 6 tylenol? no thanks.
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plaims. police captain paco balderrama. >> he pretty much drove straight into the wall. there was plenty of opportunity for him to correct and get back to the roadway and that didn't occur. >> reporter: the death of the former c.e.o. of chesapeake energy comes one day after the department of justice charged him with rigging bids on oil leases, a claim he denied. mcclendon was considered a pioneer in the oil and natural gas drilling business. the boon made chesapeake energy billions of dollars. in 2010, he told lesley stahl on "60 minutes" that america was sitting on an energy gold mine. >> in the last few years, we've discovered the equivalent of two saudi arabias of oil in the form of natural gas in the united states. not one, but two. >> reporter: after the boom came the bust. he was forced out as c.e.o. of chesapeake in 2013. authorities say mcclendon was going faster than 50 miles an hour and was not wearing a seat belt but do not know if the accident was intentional. >> it's going to take our
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to two weeks to completely finish the investigation and recreate the accident. but at this point in time it looks pretty cut and dried. >> reporter: investigators have pulled out the s.u.v.'s black box and, scott, they're hoping that box will tell them more about the circumstances of the accident. >> pelley: omar villafranca. thank you, omar. an urgent call for action against ovarian cancer next.nvesting ideas that instantly gives you stock prices, earnings, and dividends... an equity summary score that consolidates the stock ratings of top analysts into a single score... and $7.95 online u.s. equity trades, lower than td ameritrade, schwab, and e-trade, you realize the smartest investing idea isn't just what you invest in, but who you invest with. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well.
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>> pelley: a government advisory board sounded an alarm today about ovarian cancer. every year, more than 22,000 women in the u.s. are diagnosed, and because it is often caught too late, more than 14,000 die. dr. jon lapook has more on this. >> reporter: today's report found surprising gaps in what we been ocairn cancer, starting with the basic definition. even though it's called ovarian cancer, it can start outside the ovary in the fallopian tubes or the uterus. >> these are all tumors.
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levine heads the gynecology research lab at memorial sloan kettering cancer center and was one of the report authors. >> it's a collection of many different diseases. the subtypes of ocairn vaerns all occur in or around the ovary but they have very different origins. >> reporter: why is that important? >> when you start to figure out the origins, it tells you information that's important about treatment, prevention, and mechanisms of developing cancer. >> reporter: prevention is key because right now there is no effective a of finding ovarian cancer early, one reason the disease is so deadly. 34-year-old morgan melinkoff, mother of three, got genetic testing last fall and learned she was at increased risk. >> i was not going to gamble with my life, especially knowing they would not be able to catch ovarian cancer in the early stages. >> reporter: so she opted for preventive surgery. in her case, that meant removing the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a full hysterectomy. >> i had to do it. it's very frustratingaise patient.
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you can screen for colon cancer. why is ovarian cancer so different? >> the precursor cells turn into quickly. we really have a very limited windo of opportunity to identify the cancer cells. >> reporter: there are often no symptoms or they're vague. and here's what's alarming, scott. more than half of women with ovarian cancer do not get the recommended standard of care, which includes evaluation and treatment by an ovarian cancer specialist. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook, thanks, doc. today, u.s. and malaysian officials said that debris that washed up on mozambique last weekend is believed to be part of the tail section of a boeing 777, the same type of aircraft as malaysia airline's flight 370. that plane disappeared two years ago with 239 people on board.
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scott kelly's return home next. . >> pelley: we end tonight with a man who spent more time away from this planet than any american in history. last night they brought him home. mark strassmann now with the earthling. >> scott kelly back on mother earth after 340 days in space. >> reporter: for almost a year, one of the stars in the sky was scott kelly. we don't have to look up anymore to find him.
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day, we were glued to the window he gave us. his social media photoses included some of the nearly 11,000 sunrises and sunsets he saw. mount kilimanjaro, patagonia, hurricane danny, photos that horizon. selfies. goofing around in a gorilla suit. >> certainly, i know my kids have watched that video and they think it's hysterical. >> reporter: astronaut reid wiseman spent six months aboard the space station in 2029 fraen. >> everyone is following scott on twitter. everyone is watching what's going on out there, and they're far more engaged than they were a decade ago. >> reporter: even stephen colbert said to kelly, "people me up, scottie." >> talking to someone in orbit still is-- it's like i'm an astronaut right now. >> reporter: in a matter of hours, kelly will be back here where he trained at the johnson space center.
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over, too. >> a year's' long time you know. even though i look forward to coming home and there are things that i miss, i clearly could have stayed, you know, however long it took. >> reporter: scott kelly made us feel we were also standing on top of the world. mark strassmann, cbs news, houston. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight.
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around the world, good night. drew crew' trial shocker. >> reporter: outrage after a waitress says she sat a hotel executive looking at the the
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and then, the night they roasted donald trump. >> could he really take a joke? >> you disappointed more women than sex in the city 2. and, lady gaga and the former bachelor contestant was sexually abused. >> if they can be strong the then i can be strong. plus, the big o.j. simpson switch-a-roo. >> did his dream team attorneys really redecorate his home to try to trick the jury? wait till you see the tricks these drivers use to beat highway tolls. plus, stone dogs. dogs getting high on pot. now "inside edition" with deborah norville. >> deborah: hello everybody and thank you for joining us. as we broadcast today from cleveland.

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