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Texas mom confesses to killing daughters, 1 and 6, by smothering them, police say

A Texas woman who confessed to smothering her two young daughters to death has been charged with capital murder, authorities said. 
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Special Report: President Obama to nominate Merrick Garland to U.S. Supreme Court
Sources tell CBS News that President Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. The nomination is sure to lead to a big fight in the Senate, where Republican leaders say they will not take up the nomination. Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell anchor this CBS News Special Report with Jan Crawford reporting from Washington.
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Obama won't allow off-shore drilling; Disney announces new Indiana Jones film: #CBSNBusiness headlines
President Obama will not allow oil drilling off the Atlantic coast; Harrison Ford and Disney will make another Indiana Jones movie; and Maserati recalls thousands of cars. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.
Protesters chase, toss eggs at CNN crew covering Daunte Wright unrest
Protesters in Minnesota chased away a CNN crew while they were attempting to cover the fourth night of demonstrations over the police-killing of Daunte Wright, a report said.
How fighting with your teen impacts development
If you find yourself sparring with your teen, psychologist Lisa Damour says don't panic. That's because fighting can be an important part of your child's development. On, Damour, author of "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood,” writes that how conflict is handled at home can impact a teen's mental health and the quality of their relationships. She joins “CBS This Morning” to give practical tips for resolving conflicts with teens.
Brooklyn Center mayor letting ‘political activists’ control him, police union leader claims
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Mayor Mike Elliott, has been bowing to pressure from "political activists," following Sunday’s police shooting death of Daunte Wright, a police union official claimed Wednesday.
CDC urges doctors to back off opioid painkiller prescriptions
Doctors have new, first-ever guidelines for prescribing powerful opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants doctors to back off giving the highly-addictive drugs to patients with chronic pain. The director said over-prescribing these medications is a "key driver" of the country’s drug overdose epidemic. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the guidelines.
Bob Schieffer on whether Trump's momentum makes him inevitable
Bob Schieffer, CBS News contributor, former chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation," joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss Donald Trump's momentum, John Kasich's Ohio win and potential showdown in the general elections.
Ingraham: Media ignores tragedies that don't fit their narrative
Fox News host Laura Ingraham opened 'The Ingraham Angle' on Wednesday slamming the media for highlighting what is allegedly an accidental shooting of Daunte Wright while ignoring acts of violence committed against Black and other minority Americans
Texas flooding damages homes, closes part of I-10
Violent weather pounding the Midwest left a trail of destruction. There are reports of multiple tornadoes that touched down Tuesday. Animals were rescued when one hit northwest of Springfield, Illinois. Other areas saw high winds that knocked over trucks and damaged homes. Hail the size of golf balls poured down. No one was reported hurt. Flooding is still a major concern in the South. David Begnaud reports from Deweyville, Texas, where much of the town is underwater.
Dickerson on Trump's momentum, where Rubio's supporters turn
CBS News political director and Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the impact of Tuesday's big primary results.
Clinton's new victories make path to nomination clearer
Hillary Clinton’s path to the nomination became much clearer Tuesday night after she scored decisive victories in states all across the South and the Midwest. She topped Bernie Sanders by 13 points in Ohio and by 31 points in Florida. Clinton now has almost two-thirds of the number she needs to clinch the Democratic nomination. Nancy Cordes reports from West Palm Beach, where Clinton delivered her victory speech.
Here are some of the challenges as CBS News picks a new president
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
Corey Kluber’s short start the latest in troubling Yankees trend
DUNEDIN, Fla.— Another day, another short outing by a Yankees starter. Corey Kluber lasted just four innings in Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays at TD Ballpark. He allowed three runs — and two homers — and needed 77 pitches to get through the outing. While Kluber and manager Aaron Boone still sounded encouraged...
Ted Cruz calls on Rubio supporters to join him
Senator Ted Cruz has a shot to win the Missouri primary. Officials could not declare a winner because the contest is too close to call. The Texas U.S. lost 4 primaries to Donald Trump on Tuesday, but he made a plea to win over Marco Rubio supporters now that the Florida senator has ended his presidential run.
Russian military vehicles with ‘invasion stripes’ descend on Ukraine border
More than 100,000 Russian troops in assault vehicles painted with “invasion stripes” were headed to Ukraine’s border Wednesday, intensifying fears of war between the neighboring nations. The advancing force includes 1,300 battle tanks, 3,700 drones, 1,300 artillery and mortar units and 380 multiple launch rocket systems, according to documents leaked to The Daily Mirror. Tensions...
Florida loss puts final nail in Rubio's campaign coffin
Senator Marco Rubio ended his presidential bid after failing to deliver a hometown win in the Florida primary. The Tuesday night loss was followed by a 15-minute concession speech.
Colbert and Kimmel Mock Matt Gaetz Sex Party Madness
ABC/CBSThere’s just something about scandalous congressional sex parties that was irresistible for the late-night hosts Wednesday night.“This morning, we learned that [Matt] Gaetz attended champagne-fueled sex parties with GOP officials,” Stephen Colbert began on The Late Show, citing a Daily Beast report. “I’ve never been so torn in my life. I want there to be a sex tape, but I don’t want to dig out my own eyes with a grapefruit spoon.”“These weren’t your workaday champagne intercourse shindigs,” the host continued. “They were house parties in a gated community in suburban Orlando. Is Matt Gaetz a congressman or a high school senior?” Noting that women said they were told to put away their cell phones because the men didn’t want the night’s activities to be documented, Colbert joked that the women replied, “It’s sex with Matt Gaetz, neither do we.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Donald Trump calls out attackers
The Republican presidential front-runner won primaries in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois. During his victory speech, he spoke of the attacks launched against his campaign.
Bernie Sanders suffers huge setback
The Vermont U.S. senator was unable to build on last week's surprise Michigan primary win. Sanders lost primaries in North Carolina, Illinois, Florida and Ohio, pushing him further behind Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton rebounds from Michigan loss with multiple wins.
The Democratic presidential front-runner won four primaries Tuesday night. Her wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina widened her lead over Senator Bernie Sanders.
John Kasich gets hometown win in Ohio
Ohio Gov. John Kasich notched his first win in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Kasich thanked his supporters in Berea, Ohio on Tuesday night.
Full Video: Donald Trump speaks after wins in Fla., Ill. and N.C.
Donald Trump speaks to his supporters in Palm Beach, FL after wins in Republican primaries in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina.
Full Video: Cruz addresses supporters in Texas
Ted Cruz told a crowd of supporters in Texas that "America has a clear choice going forward" on "Mega Tuesday." See his full speech.
3/15: Kasich takes home state of Ohio, his first primary win; China residents give their take on Donald Trump
On "Mega Tuesday," John Kasich finally won a primary in Ohio, where he is the sitting governor; Donald Trump sure likes to talk about China, but the Chinese don't seem to care much for what he's saying.
Roundup: Anthony Joya strikes out 15, throws no-hitter for Banning
Anthony Joya, who has signed with Cal State Fullterson, has allowed no hits this season for Banning.
Full Video: Hillary Clinton celebrates primary wins with supporters
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton speaks about her primary wins in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
Full Video: John Kasich celebrates primary win in Ohio
Governor John Kasich picked up a big win in his home state of Ohio Tuesday and it may have kept his campaign alive. See his full remarks to supporters.
John Kerry's Shanghai visit tests whether US and China can cooperate and disagree at the same time
The bipolar nature of the current US-China relationship is on full display this week, as envoys from Washington land in both Taipei and Shanghai, prompting Beijing to issue angry rebukes and hopes for greater engagement respectively.
Clinton sweeps the South on "Mega Tuesday"
As the polls predicted, Hillary Clinton won Ohio as well as Florida and North Carolina, completing her sweep of the South in the primaries. Nancy Cordes reports on the path forward for Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Does Kasich's big win in Ohio matter?
John Dickerson, CBS News political director and host of "Face the Nation," gives his insight into the Republican party, and what happens next for both parties after "Mega Tuesday."
Kasich takes home state of Ohio, his first primary win
On "Mega Tuesday," John Kasich finally won a primary in Ohio, where he is the sitting governor. It's a major victory for Kasich and a step in the right direction for Republicans looking to keep Donald Trump from the nomination. Major Garrett reports.
Full Video: Marco Rubio suspends campaign
After suffering a major defeat in his home state of Florida Tuesday night, Sen. Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president. Watch his full remarks in Miami where he says he was "proud" of the campaign but questions whether he might ever be President.
CBS News projects Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win Florida primary
CBS News projects Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win the Florida primary races for their respective parties. CBSN's Elaine Quijano reports.
Clinton Interview: I have more votes than Trump
Hillary Clinton spoke to CBS News about her chances in the five states that vote tonight, including Ohio where challenger Bernie Sanders is looking for another upset. Clinton also talked about the recent uptick of violence at Donald Trump rallies and blamed his "inciteful rhetoric." CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes has the interview.
Hannity: Democrats want no more policing, 'looking to score their usual cheap political points'
Sean Hannity opened Wednesday's 'Hannity' slamming the Democrats for politicizing the shooting of Daunte Wright and calling for police to be abolished
North Carolinians head to polls with new voter ID law
Voters in North Carolina now need to present a photo ID in order to vote. An estimated 225,000 N.C. voters don't have that. Critics call the law an effort by Republicans to snuff out minority votes. Mark Strassmann has more.
China residents give their take on Donald Trump
Donald Trump sure likes to talk about China, but the Chinese don't seem to care much for what he's saying. China's "Global Times" called the businessman a "racist" and joined the list of people who have compared him to Hitler. Seth Doane took to the streets of Beijing to get the local opinion on the Republican presidential front-runner.
CDC cracking down on opioid prescriptions
The CDC released new guidelines Tuesday for prescribing opioids for pain. The move comes as officials try to curtail a heroin epidemic that's been spurred by painkiller addictions. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
More details on American ISIS defector captured in Iraq
An American who left the Washington D.C. area in mid-December to fight for ISIS has defected from the terrorist group and surrendered to Kurdish forces. Elizabeth Palmer explains what we know about him.
Brooklyn Center mayor defends media presence following Daunte Wright shooting, ongoing riots
Mayor Elliot addressed concerns during a Wednesday press conference that insinuated the media was being demanded to leave the area post-curfew.
Floodwaters getting deeper in deep South
Parts of the South are still dealing with flooding that ravaged several states last week. David Begnaud is in a town on the Texas-Louisiana border where residents are combating the worst flooding the area has seen in 130 years.
UFC on ESPN 23 official poster: Light heavyweights Dominick Reyes, Jiri Prochazka eye title contention
Check out the official poster for UFC on ESPN 23, featuring light heavyweight contenders Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 23 official poster: Light heavyweights Dominick Reyes, Jiri Prochazka eye title contention - EnclosureRicardo Ramos off UFC on ESPN 22 due to COVID-19 protocols; Bill Alego fight scrappedUFC on ESPN 22 pre-event facts: Andrei Arlovski hits 35-fight UFC milestone
First exit polls from "Mega Tuesday"
What issues matter most to voters as they leave the polls? DeMarco Morgan has the first exit polls from Tuesday night's primaries.
In a year of reckoning, slavery reparations bill moves forward in the House
The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to send a bill to the floor for the first time to study reparations for slavery and systemic racism in the U.S.
Where does the Republican party go from here?
John Dickerson, CBS News political director and host of "Face the Nation," gives his insight into the Republican party, and what happens next after "Mega Tuesday."
Charissa Thompson opens up to Jalen Rose about overcoming painful incident
This week’s guest on “Renaissance Man” is someone I’ve grown up with in the biz, as they say. I’ve known Charissa Thompson since the early 2000s, when we were both on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” and it’s been a pleasure to see her grow into one of the premier sportscasters. She hosts “Fox...
Ted Cruz Slams Biden's UN Ambassador, Tells Her to 'Defend America' and Stop Appeasing 'Brutal Tyrants'
"Perhaps our ambassadors should defend America... And not kiss up to the brutal tyrants," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in response to a speech from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield maintaining that white supremacy was "weaved" into the foundation of the United States.
Will Sanders pull off more surprise wins?
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both likely to see success as Democrats go to the polls Tuesday night. Sanders says that with large voter turnout, his campaign can expect wins in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio. Meanwhile, if Clinton wins North Carolina and Florida, she'll complete a sweep of the South. Nancy Cordes has a report.