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it is wednesday february 3rd, coming up on "early today." presidential hopefuls make the mad dash to new hampshire with just six days until the nation's first primary. health officials confirm the first sexually transmitted case zika. blizzard conditions and reports of multiple tornados. and should women register for the draft? two top officials think so. and a florida man wres wlg a store clerk. >> less than a week from the first new hampshire primary. hillary clinton has an uphill battle against bernie sanders who has commanding lead in the
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polls in new hampshire. sanders is looking to keep his momentum from iowa, especially among younger voters where a whopping 84% of those between 17 and 29 years old supported sanders and 58% between 30-34. sanders is also taking his good showing to the bank. the campaign received more than $3 million yesterday, the most of the campaign on a single day. and right after his speech monday night, 40% of donations are were from new donors. >> republicanside, endorsements rolling in for the top three in iowa. donald trump picked up scott brown's support. someone trump hsaid he would consider as a vp candidate. and another south carolina congressman, senator tim scott endorsed marco rubio, fresh off
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his strong showing in iowa. edward lawrence joins us now with more. >> good morning. in fact a new poll just came out. right now the poll, the 7 news boston umass lowell poll trump is up in new hampshire 24 points over his next competitor ted cruz. beth republicans and democrats are trying to make new hampshire a fighting chance. >> new hampshire is one of the smallest states in the nation. this week it is the center of national politics. >> i'm pretty excited about where we are. because i believe that people in new hampshire are going to make the right decision. >> republicans see a crack in trump's armor. finishing second to ted cruz in iowa. >> we are going to beat hillary clinton and it won't be -- >> marco rubio surprised everyone. almost beating trump, finishing a close third. >> we got the biggest vote ever in the history of a primary in iowa. by like 60 thousand people came
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out, extra. i'm not going to say that was me but believe me it was me. >> trump says he'll win new hampshire. political experts credit cruise's incredible ground game for the win many iowa. >> we're going to continue doing what we did here on the ground here in new hampshire and south carolina working to build the grassroots army. >> bernie sanders says he raised $3 million in donations since his moral victory in iowa. >> if we bring out large number of the people we are going win next tuesday. >> this is the first in the nation primary. nobody takes that responsibility more seriously than granite staters. >> clinton trailed recently in polls by double digits but she hopes to turn that around. >> and hillary clinton considered focusing on the races after new hampshire because of the huge lead that senator bernie sanders has she decided to stay this week to fight and make up the ground.
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>> edward lawrence, thanks so much. now on capitol hill the house failed to rooemp the two-thirds majority to over ride president obama's veto of a bill that would essentially gut obamacare. the vote was along party lines although three republicans did vote to allow the veto to stand. the house has tried more than 60 times to repeal obamacare although this is the first time a bill was sent to the president's desk. >> the zika virus outbreak continues to spread and the first case through sexual transmission has been reported here in the u.s. medical professionals are scrambling to contain it. in some incidents patients have been left paralyze. the latest from brazil. >> mosquitos are the primary way the virus is transmitted. but the cdc confirmed the first case acquired by sexual contact in texas. as a result the cdc tells nbc news it will now issue a new
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advisory this week. >> if a man comes back, gets sick with zika and has sexual intercourse with a woman who is pregnant or may be pregnant there is the theoretical risk that woman could become infected with zika. >> the cdc is also investigating other serious illnesses zika may cause beyond microcephaly in babies. in brazil 27-year-old david gomez is recovering from sunday paralysis he woke up with a month ago after having zika-like symptoms. he was diagnosed with g ed wigu. >> last we're we had 55 cases. >> she says four times than
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normal al her hospital. >> you think the zika virus is connected with the syndrome. >> yes. absolutely. >> who's at risk? >> everybody. >> the cdc is on the ground in brazil looking into the possible link. >> we're doing a study so we can determine if there is a relation and if so which people are most at risk. >> he could be disabled the rest of his life? >> yes. this 55-year-old paralyzed for a month, showing no signs of recovery. as sinuses race to solve this unfolding mystery. >> now to the latest on the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. rick snyder will give details on a $30 million funding plan this morning. on top of is that the flint mayor is calling on the governor to also fix the corroded pipes. as the fbi joins the investigation into the water contamination disaster. michigan republican congresswoman candace miller has
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proposed an emergency $1 billion grant in order to help pay for replacing the lead service pipes. >> from the rockies to the midwest many spent the night under a pounding winter storm. conditions later closed more than 100 miles of i-80, and getting around places remained hazardous, despite the best efforts of snowplows. in the south severe storms caused heavy damage in tennessee along with power outages and flash flooding in eastern mississippi. and tornados like this one in alabama move through several gulf states. nbc has more on the wild weather throughout the country. >> the massive winter storm pummelled the midwest and plains. blizzard conditions in iowa and beyond. >> this will be a big snow. maybe some of the worst since 2008, 2009. >> 11 inches of snow in the hawk eye state. more than a foot in colorado.
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and in nebraska where white out conditions choke more than a hundred miles of interstate 80. 15 inches of snow. airports scrambling. nearly 2 million americans under blizzard warning with 21 million at risk for severe storms. >> we could have wind, hail even tornados today. >> late report of at least 2 tornados damaging a church and a college in mississippi. reported sights in alabama. tornado watches from louisiana to kentucky. in memphis parking lots flooded in minutes. meanwhile in pennsylvania a bold prediction. >> there is no shadow to be cast. an early spring is my forecast. >> only the 18th time pungs tawny fill has not seen his shadow since the late 1800s. an early spring is not out of the question. but for millions of americans it
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can't come early enough. >> let's go to bill karins with the forecast. good morning. >> it has been an up and down winter, right is this cold, snowing and warm, west coast is wet and then it's dry. and we're sea sawing back and forth. we haven't stayed in an established pattern all winter. and this morning the heavy rain down the gulf, no more tornados. airport delays this is the big cities in the east. little bit of snow left over in wisconsin early today and then a huge storm in the gulf of ak dragging this huge plume of moisture ever so slowly towards the coastal areas. and this is unlikely an el nino typical weather pattern where are you get the storms straight into the west. this is dragging a really elongated storm to the coast. that will weaken today. little bit of snow for the mountains, rain for central california north werd but not a lot.
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the next more significant storm arrives into the friday. rainfall, they are not going to be overly impresimpressive. that is southern california. pretty good. yesterday was actually cold. highs in the 50s in areas like phoenix and tucson. one of the coldest winter days we had. >> and do not they that 50 is actually cold. >> for them they do. >> top u.s. generals are calling
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initially charged with being an accessory after the fact and improper disposal after the body is now charged with being an accessory before the fact to first-degree murder. this florida convenient store clerk overpowering a the would be robber. the authorities are still searching for the suspect. let's get down to business now with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning landon. >> hey there dara. good morning. the markets look to reverse tuesday's losses. stocks falling sharply with oil once again as the culprit. crude is below $30 a barrel. oil has lost about 10% this week. look for data today on private sector hiring and earnings from comcast and gm. amazon may be headed to the mall. online retailer is planning to open up 400 physical bookstores.
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this morning on today, pets on airplanes. a special report on how some people are abusing the system to save buck when traveling. time for your wednesday sports headlines and for that is shannon mulaire. >> good morning. super bowl 50 is kdays a away now. but one player will not be there. the denver broncos sent rookie ryan murphy home after being questioned by police during a prostitution sting in san jose. murphy and his brother were detained and released after police determined he was not involved in any criminal activity. some reporters drew the ire of
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the typical jovial cam newton tuesday peppering him with questions about black quarterbacks and football. newton made it clear that he believes race is not an issue. as he prepares for sunday. >> i don't even want to touch on the topic of black quarterbacks. because i think this game is bigger than black, white or even green. >> why should i back it up? that's not an issue. it's a issue for you. >> meanwhile quarterback johnny manziel's days in cleveland appear to be over. the cleveland browns set to release the heisman trophy winner. manziel continued to find himself in the doghouse for his off-the-field activities. nascar race car driver tony stewart was hospitalized after being involved in an zwent over the weekend. he reportedly injured his back
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>> now i can sleep at night. whew. >> and lady gaga will perform a tribute at the grahams. and also set to sing the national anthem at the super bowl on sunday. >> if you drive drunk you simply put are a short-sighted utterly useless, oxygen wasting human form of pollution. >> the actress along with other celebs like drake are already featured in super bowl ads companies like t-mobile and budweiser aired their ads early hoping to build up excitement on social media before sunday's game. we're all looking forward to that. i'm dara brown and this is "early today." if i want to go up...
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leading the news in u.s.a. today dramatic taliban hostage rescuer receives medal of honor. president obama will present the honor to him at the white house on february 29th. and in the washington post, fit bit is now mandatory for students at this oklahoma university. requiring all 900 freshman to use fit bit. is it device wirelessly reports the number of steps and heart rate information to a school computer where the data is logged.
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very interesting. now to some other stories we're following today. look at these images of a hole in the side of a somali plane caused by an explosion. the plane was on root to the horn of africa from smaomalia a it is under investigation. >> overnight oregon executed its oldest inmate. convicted of killing a convene store owner during an arm robbery. and legal marijuana sales are likely to grow 25% in the u.s. the percentage translates to about 1.3 billion extra dollars from 2015. it is expected the legal pot market will continue to show a yearly growth rate of 30% over the next few years. >> emergency drill as the zoo
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keeper dressed as a zebra. >> oh no. he's loose. hide the kids. >> torn fences. an employee heart attack and an eventual sedation going on. and this drill has proven necessary because the zoo has -- >> here is the best part. they are rescuing the guy who had the heart attack while the zebra is about to trample the children in the crowd. >> but they have to do it. >> real estate -- is expected to plead guilty. the 72-year-old has been held without bail since his arrest last year, which happened on the eve of the airing of a final episode of an hobby crime documentary about his life. keep it here for news in sports. thanks for watching "early today" and we hope you have a great wednesday. deadly virus on a south bay
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campus. first a warning now confirm cases of a deadly virus on the south bay campus. the immediate steps officials are taking to protect more students from meningitis. and caught a little too close to a prostitution sting just days ahead of the super bowl. the action the denver broncos are taking this morning with a practice squad player what has not been charged with anything. a chp officer stabbed while trying to keep the area safe. today in the bay starts right now. a very good morning to you. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> and i'm sam brock. and the day starts on a cold note. i can already see 40s in your forecast this morning. >> good morning. it's


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