This Morning from CBS News, March 9, 2015

Madison shooting

A memorial has been set up to honor Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teen who died Friday after an alleged altercation with veteran police officer Matt Kenny. Hundreds responded to his death last night with a peaceful prayer vigil. CBS News Correspondent Dean Reynolds reports unlike Ferguson, Missouri, where violent protests and looting carried on for weeks, Madison appears so far to be coping with the tragedy its own way.

Obama on Selma

President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in Selma, Ala., Saturday, telling those assembled — many of whom had marched for voting rights that day — that “our march is not yet finished.” In an exclusive interview with CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante Mr. Obama spoke about Selma, then and now.

Tech jobs

President Obama will announce a 20-city drive to intensify job-specific training in the high-tech sector in a speech before the annual League of Cities conference in Washington today. Sources inside and outside of the White House confirm to CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett the approach is designed to be the one of the biggest federal-city efforts boosting non-college skills training in history.

Nuclear talks

President Obama reassured critics of nuclear talks with Iran that he will not support an agreement that threatens U.S. security, saying, “If there’s no deal, then we walk away.” The president spoke in an exclusive interview with CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante in Selma, Alabama, where he was commemorating the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march.


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging the State Department to release the emails she wrote during her tenure at the head of the State Department. The special committee House Republicans created last year to investigate the 2012 attacks wants those emails. The State Department, which has served as the middleman, is now coming under fire. Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, complained on CBS News Face the Nation yesterday that there are “gaps of months and months and months” in records the committee has received from the State Department.

Vatican ransom

A person described as a former employee contacted the Vatican demanding a ransom of more than $100,000 for documents some scholars consider to be invaluable. CBS News Correspondent Allen Pizzey reports the stolen letters are rare writings of Michelangelo, the Renaissance master who created the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.

Argentine mystery

In the late hours of a January night in Buenos Aires, a dashing, driven Argentine prosecutor was found dead in his apartment. Bullet to the head. It was the day before he was to publicly present his evidence that the country’s president, Cristina Kirchner, had secretly conspired with Iran to cover up Iran’s involvement in Argentina’s worst terrorist attack 20 years ago. It immediately became an international whodunnit. 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports, what everyone wants to know is: was it murder? Was the government somehow involved? Or was it suicide?

Overlooked deductions

About 45 million folks claim itemized deductions on their tax returns — that’s about a third of all U.S. returns. Most people looking for deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, state income taxes, real estate taxes and charitable donations. These are the most obvious items that can be claimed as itemized deductions. But there are some deductions that are not so obvious, and tend to be overlooked by a lot of folks. Here are a few of CBS News Money Watch’s most overlooked tax deductions.

Martin Short

Actor Martin Short calls himself a “humble comedy legend.” It’s been a busy few months for the versatile funnyman after he released a new book and returned to the Broadway stage for “It’s Only a Play.” Jamie Wax reports on Short’s roots in comedy, his favorite characters and coping with tragedy.

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