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This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 27)

Guest host: Lee Cowan


HEADLINES: Ukrainians united in their resolve to stop Putin's war machine (Video)
Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, is now a war zone, but the Ukrainians' resistance is determined – and may have taken Moscow by surprise. Ukraine claims it's killed or injured more than 3,000 Russian troops and captured around 200, though the numbers are unconfirmed. Correspondent Holly Williams offers a front-lines report.

HEADLINES: Defending against "a dictator on the prowl" (Video)
As Europe faces the most brutal conflict on the continent since World War II, it's clear the impact from Russian President Vladimir Putin's war will not be contained within Ukraine's borders. CBS News' Margaret Brennan talks with the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Ambassador Kurt Volker, about the strength of the Western alliance, and the limits of diplomacy.

A woman places her family photo at the monument of victims
In this 2019 photo a woman places her family photo at the monument honoring the victims of the Great Famine (the Holodomor) of 1932-33, in Kiev. Millions died of starvation as a result of the Soviet Union's policy of confiscating food from Ukrainians. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

HEADLINES: The history of Russia's subjugation of Ukraine | Watch Video
Three decades after gaining its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine is again fighting for its freedom after Russia's President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of its neighboring country. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the long history of oppression of the Ukrainian people by Czarist and Soviet forces (including the "Holodomor" famine perpetrated by Stalin), and now by the military of Putin.

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HEADLINES: Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin (Video)
Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine this past week again demonstrated President Vladimir Putin's hunger for power, and his willingness to crush those he sees as a personal threat. Lee Cowan talks with Brookings Institution senior fellow Angela Stent, and with New Yorker editor David Remnick, about the autocratic leader's disdain for international law, and the isolation that is making him even more dangerous.

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Johno Morisano and chef Mashama Bailey, partners in the Savvanah, Ga., restaurant, The Grey.  The Grey

LIFE: Savannah restaurant serves up common ground on race | Watch Video
Built in what was once a segregated bus terminal in Savannah, Ga., The Grey is a destination restaurant that defies preconceived notions about Southern cooking. It also offers its partners, restaurateur and entrepreneur Johno Morisano and James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey, a setting for conversations about race, which grew into a book: "Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant." They sat down with correspondent Martha Teichner to discuss their quietly provocative endeavors.

RECIPE: Mashama Bailey's Chicken Country Captain
The James Beard Award-winning chef from The Grey, in Savannah, Ga., offers "Sunday Morning" viewers her slowly-braised curried chicken in a rich broth.

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INTELLIGENCE: The life of a CIA shadow warrior | Watch Video
Ric Prado spent 24 years with the Central Intelligence Agency working undercover with anti-communist rebels in Central America, and in operations against communist insurgencies in Peru and the Philippines, before tracking a rising financier of terrorism named Osama bin Laden. The retired agent talks about his new book, "Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior," with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior"

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PASSAGE: Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer (Video)
Lee Cowan looks back at the life of global health care advocate Dr. Paul Farmer, who dedicated his life to improving health care for impoverished peoples the world over.

Slicing up a king cake for Carnival.  CBS News

CARNIVAL: King cakes, a treasured taste of Mardi Gras | Watch Video
In New Orleans a longstanding tradition of Carnival is the king cake, a multi-colored sweet treat. Correspondent Kris Van Cleave talks with Matt Haines, author of "The Big Book of King Cake," and with some of the bakers who help satisfy New Orleanians' Mardi Gras craving.

RECIPE: Mardi Gras King Cake
This recipe for a sweet Carnival tradition is courtesy of the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute.

WEB EXTRA: King cakes, and the origin of the plastic baby (YouTube Video)
New Orleans writer Matt Haines, author of "The Big Book of King Cake," talks with correspondent Kris Van Cleave about the history of a Mardi Gras tradition, the king cake, and about a traditional treat hidden inside – a treat you don't actually eat.  

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Director Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds, of "The Adam Project." CBS News

MOVIES: Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy on time travel and "The Adam Project" | Watch Video
Ryan Reynolds, the star of "Deadpool" and "Free Guy," and "Stranger Things" director Shawn Levy, have teamed up on a new time-travel film, "The Adam Project," about a fighter pilot from the future who meets his 12-year-old self. Reynolds and Levy talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about friendship, anxiety, and the famous mutual friend who helped bring them together.

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The Adam Project | Official Teaser | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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HARTMAN: A gift that puts college dreams within reach (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman meets some Chicago high school students whose hopes for a college education far exceed their abilities to pay for it. Enter businessman Pete Kadens and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, whose initiative, Hope Chicago, aims to redress inequities in a young person's access to higher education.

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Detail from "Flight with Mirror" by Shirley Woodson (2014). Acrylic on canvas.  Shirley Woodson; courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts

ART: Artist Shirley Woodson: Life captured in bold strokes | Watch Video
There's a lot going on in Shirley Woodson's vivid paintings. And at 85, this artist and former schoolteacher is being celebrated with her first one-woman show at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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OPINION: Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a test for America | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent John Dickerson says standing up to Putin's lawless violation of another country's sovereignty – an attack on the values of self-determination and freedom – is a test of American ideals and morals. 

NATURE: Seals in Massachusetts (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" leaves you today with seals sunning at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts (with some snowy owls looking on). Videographer: Michael Clark.

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport, Mass.


"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actress Christine Baranski and a look inside the homes of Architectural Digest (Video)

Here Comes The Sun: Actress Christine Baranski and a look inside the homes of Architectural Digest 25:05

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