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industry to watch up. question is how long will that really take? a quick reminder you can always catch up with all of the stories we're covering on our website, the address is, and you can watch us live by clicking on the watch-now icon. ♪ soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. [ cheers ] >> donald trump makes it three in a row, snatching first place in the nevada caucuses. bernie sanders appeals to black voters in south carolina -- excuse me -- in hopes of slowing hillary clinton's march to such tuesday. deadly storms roll through the southeast and the threat is not over. and spreading the virus. investigating new cases of zika
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that could prove it is sexually transmitted. ♪ we weren't expected to win too much, and now we're winning, winning, winning. [ cheers and applause ] >> the country -- and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. [ cheers and applause ] >> donald trump celebrating his decisive win in the nevada caucuses. it's third victory in a row. trump is in virginia today, as we looks ahead to super-tuesday. we won nevada with close to 46% of caucus goers. marco rubio barely beat out ted cruz for second place. melissa chan is live in las vegas. melissa, trump one huge, as we would say, but he also won with hispanics. that's a bit of a surprise.
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>> definitely a bit of a surprise, and i would qualify that information. the sample size is very small, about 1 or 200 people, and the spread is plus or minus 10%. there are not that many hispanic g.o.p. members in nevada. but the numbers do suggest he got quite a bit of support from that group. and donald trump says he is a winner, winner, winner. he really -- that really does match up to the demographics and the people who supported limb. people of all income levels, education levels, and even the religious conservatives. >> we get greedy, right? now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab and grab. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're going to bring in so much money and so much everything. we're going to make america great again, folks. i'm telling you. we are going to make america great again. >> reporter: in terms of momentum the interesting thing
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is donald trump getting his first two endorsementments from two congressmen, one from california, one from new york. last night when we were talking to caucus members, they said he is refreshing. they like that he is shaking up the establishment. one man was a lifelong democrat who switched parties. and he said if he couldn't vote for trump, he would vote for bernie sanders. >> what are the other candidates saying? >> reporter: they are making the best of it. ted cruz saying he is the only viable candidate against trump. >> the undeniable reality that the first four states have shown is that the only campaign that has beaten donald trump, and the only campaign that can beat
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donald trump is this campaign. >> we are going to take our message, our principles, and we are going to take them to people that live today the way i group up. >> reporter: but here is the reality of where things stand right now. even in ted cruz east texas, donald trump is making inroads, and in florida he is actually beating marco rubio. >> wow. last night hillary clinton and bernie sanders made their pitch to voters there at a townhall meeting. >> reporter: bernie sanders was up first, his main task to convince voters he is not only a progressive, but actually get things done in washington. >> do we have the guts to take on the power of the insurance companies? do we have the guts to take on the pharmaceutical industry who has 1300 paid lobbyists in
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washington? i believe when the american people stand up and they say, you know what, health care is a right of all people, not a privilege, i believe we can do that. >> reporter: justice reform another key sanders pledge. >> there is something very wrong when african americans in south carolina and around the country get nervous about walking down the street or going into their car, and being stopped by a police officer. that should not be happening in america. >> reporter: secretary clinton is far ahead in the polling right now. sanders needs the african american vote to win. >> my dad, as i mentioned came from poland. i'm running for president. and nobody has asked for my birth certificate. maybe it's the color of my skin, i don't know. >> reporter: clinton was forced to defend herself in the opening minutes of her turn. is she too close to wall street
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banks like goldman sachs. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else. i have a record. it certainly is far different from the republicans, because they think and have said that the cause of the great recession was too much regulation on wall street which is an absolute joke. >> reporter: clinton asked mothers who lost their santas gun violence to stand up. >> reporter: racism, along with educational issues, and all of the rest, have to be addressed, otherwise we are never going to be the nation we should be. >> reporter: and those state department emails, clinton was asked to defend using a private internet server in her own home yet again. >> i have turned over 55,000 pages of emails, nobody in any cabinet position has ever been as transparent or open. i'm not at all worried about it.
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lincoln mitchell is the national political correspondent of the national observer, and joins us now. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders seem to be making an effort to court the african american vote. but their tactics are a bit different. what is your take? >> they both have a long record in public service. the difference is hillary clinton is much more familiar to african american voters because she has made an effort to speak to them and build relationships with them. and because of who her husband was. many african american voters don't like hearing the issues that are important to you, are really just part of an economic issue. that's something african american voters have been told for years. bernie sanders isn't saying that, but it is implicit in his
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campaign. if bernie sanders knew he was going to be running for president, where was he when he should have been building those relationships, visiting churches throughout the south, and he wasn't. >> is it too late now? >> yes. you can't come a week before the primary. then that's a campaign appearance. but if you go in june of 2014, then you are a progressive senator showing concern. i think that will cost him. >> let's go back to the caucuses in this nevada. donald trump won with the hispanic vote there. is that something the democrats should be concerned about? or is the electorate there very unique. >> i think it's something the republicans should be concerned about. think of african americans it wasn't really matter who wins
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the african american vote in a republican primary. but interesting he won that vote with the number 2 and 3 candidates being cuban americans. and what that tells me is while we in america, particularly non-latino america, have this construct of latinos, in the real world there's a big difference between mexican american in nevada and cuban american in florida, texas or anything else. and what we saw for mexican americans the fact that someone comes from cuba and has a very different life story, simply does not resinate with them. and what that means if you thought that marco rubio was going to be a silver bullet in play in the general election, it is not going to happen. it's bad news for ted cruz and marco rubio, not so bad for
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hillary clinton or bernie sanders. >> let's talk about cruz and rubio. >> it's nice important if number two has half the votes number one has. increasingly you get the feeling we'll still be having the conversation of how to stop trump in november when he is the nominee. it's not as simple as getting one of them out of the race. we can't assume, a lot of strategists say there is the angry trump voter, and then there's everyone else, and if we unify everyone else, then they will beat the angry trump candidate. but those cruz voters could go either way, those rubio voters could go either way. this does tell us that ultra
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conservative vote is not helping. >> endorsements are starting to trickle in. couple of endorsements from members of congress. collins and duncan hunter for donald trump. how significant are endorsements? >> endorsements of members of the house of representatives are rarely significant outside of your district. for these -- the most part they are not significant. what they tell you is they are beginning to come to terms with the reality that trump may be the nominee. >> could that be damaging for the party? >> well, i mean, losing this election is going to be very damaging for the party no matter what. if they lose this election, they will have lost three straight elections for the first time since roosevelt and truman were
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running the country. so trump -- is trump damaging for the party? trump takes the party in such a different direction. on the other hand a more orthodox conservative like cruz or rubio, if they lose that could be even more damaging for the party. the party needs to think about how they can win in a country that has changed idealogical and demographically. >> it is wonderful to talk to you about this. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. president obama is out with a blog post defending his right to nominate a new supreme court justice. this is a little excerpt here: republicans have repeatedly said they will not hold a vote on any nominee the president puts forward, and the president is
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meeting with the king of jordan today and the hot topic is the war in syria. they sat down a short time ago in the oval office. they are expected to talk about jordan's role as peace keeper in the region. jordan shares a border with syria, and has taken in more than 600,000 refugees since the war began. new developments in the tensions in the south china sea. china recently sent fighter jets to some disputed islands. a top admiral says the u.s. is considering more tools to the region. >> reporter: these satellite images show possible radar facilities deployed on islands in the south china sea. last week the pentagon said the chinese have also installed missile batteries on another island further north. what that means is evident to
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the u.s. military's top officer in this the region. >> in my opinion china is clearly militarizing the south china sea, and you would have to believe in a flat earth to think otherwise. >> reporter: after meeting with u.s. secretary of state john kerry his chinese counterpart deflected questions about his country's intentions. he expressed hope that u.s. military flights and navy patrols would be halted. >> translator: china, the united states, and the asian countries have all committed to non-militarization. we hope the parties will work together in the same direction. >> reporter: the chinese have raised concerns about u.s. pollties in south korea. missile tests in defiance of u.n. resolutions have spurred
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talks of installing a missile shield in south korea. in that prospect has upset china. and expect a formal announcement at the start of missile talks with seoul was delayed while wang met with kerr rer. kerry says the system would be a response to north korean threats against the u.s. >> we have stated openly, publicly, and clearly what the conditions are for not having to consider its deployment. and that would be the denuclearization. that's all. china's foreign minister made no mention of the missile issue. neither official indicated what stricter measures might sway the north korean government from its current course. the new concern over the zika virus, health officials
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reveal a growing number of cases may have been transmitted through sex.
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rick parry was accused of misusing the power of his office. it was connected to a veto he made in 2013. prosecutors said the veto was intended to force a local district attorney to resign. if convicted it could have brought up to 99 years in prison. we're learning more about what happened before this deadly shooting in kalamazoo, michigan. the shooter visited a gun shop and bought a tactical jacket before the attacks. dalton is charged with murder.
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police say he killed six people and wounded two others. dangerous storms brought tornados to the southeast, killing at least three people. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: the storms ripped through alabama, florida, mississippi, and louisiana, knock down trees and turning over vehicles and mobile homes. in louisiana hundreds of trailers were destroyed, at least two were killed and dozens injured. emergency workers in the town of convent, west of new orleans are still searching for people believed to be trapped. >> a lot of debris is piled up. some of it we couldn't get down into. and we're hoping the dogs and some of the teams coming in with get down into those debris piles. >> reporter: a third person was killed in mississippi. the storm then moved into southern alabama and northern
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florida late tuesday night. high winds knocked down trees there. the florida highway patrol closed a 23-mile stretch of interstate 10 and urged people to stay home. that severe storm is now threatening other parts of the country. >> this is a brood and really multi-facetted system. so as this has continued to intensify, bringing the risk to the mid-atlantic, of severe weather, and we have already seen some of the snow wrapping behind. more of the snow, as the cold air comes in, broadens. so we'll see a broader area of that, and more people transitioning from rain to snow. by tomorrow some of it starts to clear out, but you can see spotty showers of snow mostly going through the northeast.
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so we already had all of the damage to the southeast yesterday as this pulls northward not as wide an area under risk, but still we have that same moderate risk for severe water which means likely more tornados and wind. this really has dramatic winds with it, so wind damage is going to be a concern as well. in terms of the heavy snow area. close to lake michigan is where we'll see though most snow. as we get through the afternoon, the wind could be over 50 miles an hour. and as all of this moves through, it has been dropping those temperatures down. so if you are on the east coast, and still dealing with the mild stuff, that will be a distant memory in the next couple of days. new questions over the zika virus and how it is transmitted.
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the cdc is looking into a dozen cases that may have been spread by sex. >> reporter: the cdc hasn't confirmed how more than a dozen people contracted zika, but they say it may have been transmitted through sex. two of the cases involved women who had sex with men who traveled to the infected area. >> it is more easily found in urine, saliva and sexual fluids. so it appears that sexual transmission might be happening more frequently than we thought. >> reporter: the virus is typically spread by mosquitos. but it is believe to be linked to thousands of birth defects in brazil. this new information means stopping the spread of zika could be more difficult than previously thought. >> most people don't have
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symptoms, so it can spread a lot further, and it is probably more prevalent than we already know. >> reporter: the fda calls for people who has traveled to infected areas to not donate blood. and doctors worry more infections could have here in the u.s. >> with a combination of abundant mosquitos, infected with a virus such as zika, a susceptible population that has not seen the virus before, and a lack of knowledge about the virus, this virus could spread very rapidly. >> reporter: researchers are hoping a new rapid test will help detect the virus faster. ines ferre, al jazeera. a panel of scientists says it has figured out what takes
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coaches at the university of tennessee are defending themselves and their school over sexual harass claims. they say the university is a safe place for women despite a lawsuit claiming otherwise. john henry smith has the story. >> reporter: all 16 university of tennessee head coaches together, defending their program amidst claims their school mishandled sexual harassment situations. the athletic program's reputation tarnished by a lawsuit filed by six woman who claim the university created a hostile environment and didn't properly investigate claims against male student athletes, specifically in football and
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basketball. but ut coaches say women on their teams don't feel any hostilities. >> i have been here for 18 years, and women have never been treated better than they are now. >> i think they are probably surprised at what is being said about tennessee in the national media. that's not the tennessee that they lived. >> reporter: the head football coach was apologetic. >> everything is about the alleged victims, and we take that very, very seriously. it is easy to sit out there and judge when you don't live our day every day. >> reporter: the university has now gone on its own offensive, filing a motion to have peyton mannings name removed from the lawsuit. he is cited for a 20-year-old incident in which a female trainer claimed manning sexually assaulted here, although manning claimed the contact was
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accidental, he did reach a settlement with her. john henry smith, al jazeera. today space xtakes another shot at returning a rocket to earth. they are attempt to launch a satellite from cape canaveral, and try again to land the rocket on a floating platform in the landic ocean. it hopes to eventually use its rocket boosters multiple times, reducing costs. it is painting come to life. the art institute of chicago are offering an air b&b rental modeled after the home of van gogh. it will be available through
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may. keep it here, i'm richelle carey, the news continues from london. ♪ the u.n. delivers the first aid by air drop to the besieged syrian city of daraa zor. i'm laur -- lauren taylor live interest london. people get ready to go to the polls in iran in two elections. plus -- >> i'm phil lavelle in los angeles where we are now days away from the oscars, but it is who and what isn't nominated this ye


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