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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 25:  Republican presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (L) and Ted Cruz (R-TX)(R) listen as Donald Trump answers a question during the Republican presidential debate at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston on February 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The debate is the last before the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries.  (Photo by Michael Ciaglo-Pool/Getty Images )

Republican Presidential Debate: 6 Takeaways:

Donald Trump is leading the race, but Marco Rubio owned the stage — finally turning against Trump in a late effort to block the real estate mogul from running away with the Republican nomination.

Rubio attacked Trump’s character. And Ted Cruz followed up by questioning Trump’s conservative credentials.

The big questions of the night: Which senator did a better job convincing voters they can best take on Trump? Did Rubio’s attacks and interruptions show a new side of himself? Did Cruz do enough to persuade people he’s worth another look? Or did Trump’s dismissive counters — Rubio is a “choke artist,” while Cruz is a “liar” — leave him looking like a strongman swatting away the sorts of politicians that turned his supporters furious in the first place?

Several officers stand at the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas, where a series of shootings that left multiple dead ended on Thursday, February 25. The suspected shooter, an employee at Excel, was killed by authorities.

Kansas Shooting: Gunman Kills 3, Wounds 14:

A gunman killed three people in shootings that ended at a lawn care company in Kansas on Thursday, authorities said.

An additional 14 people were injured — 10 of whom are in critical condition at local hospitals.

The shooter was also killed by police, bringing the total number of fatalities to four.

Authorities first got calls about a man shooting from a vehicle in Newton about 5 p.m., the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office said.

Minutes later, there were reports of a shooting at Excel Industries, which makes lawn care equipment in Hesston, Kansas.

"Birdman" won the Academy Award for best picture last year. The film also won three other Oscars: best director, best cinematography and best original screenplay. Here's a look back at all of the past winners for best picture:

Ranking 16 Years Of Oscar Winners:

Everyone knows that the best movie doesn’t always win the Oscar.

First, there’s the subjective nature of evaluating art, which usually comes down not to scientific criteria but to personal tastes.

Then, there’s the cautious nature of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences members, who tend to favor safe or somber films over comedies, genre movies and anything edgy (see “My Fair Lady” over “Dr. Strangelove,” “Forrest Gump” over “Pulp Fiction” or “Crash” over “Brokeback Mountain”).

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