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plus, extremely tight and zebra printed. the nfl player wearing these ferocious pants. good monday morning. the wait is over. it's decision day in iowa. the 2016 presidential nomination process kicking off today. >> and the candidates are spending the night crisscrossing the state hoping to win the first in the nation caucuses. >> the new poll on the republican side showing donald trump taking the lead back from senator ted cruz. senator marco rubio in third. and for the democrats the newest poll from the des moines register has hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck and neck in a statistical tie. >> abc's lana zak is live in des moines. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happy caucus day, phillip and reena.
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you know, at 7:00 central time, iowans are going to gather together with their neighbors in church basements, school auditoriums as they try to pick the next president of the united states. >> it sounds like you want to make a political revolution. >> i am a better candidate and thanks to you, i'll be a better president and i want you to know that. >> reporter: this is it. time is up for the three democrats and the 11 republicans running for president. he'll be administering a caucus in western des moines. >> i think a lot of people are going to be making that decision when they're listening to their neighbors. >> reporter: the last iowa poll found 5 points or less separating first and second place. with about a third of voters still wavering in their support, campaigns can influence the results up to the last second. >> i pray to god's will. >> reporter: in their final day on the trail, ted cruz attended church on the final day. he said he prayed for donald
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>> if i'm the president of the united states, when i'm the president of the united states, we will confront the challenges of our time. >> reporter: rubio fighting hard for an upset second-place finish or better. >> get out of bed and caucus. >> reporter: and donald trump long the man in the lead gave melania the mike to close the deal. >> he will be unbelievable. >> reporter: and we'll expect to see results from the republicans pretty soon after 7:00 local time here tonight. but for the democrats, it tends to take a little bit longer since those caucuses unfold like a game of red rover. with campaigns trying to sway voters from the less viable candidates over to their side. phillip, reena. >> red rover, i like that one. well said. lana, after the final push last night, what do the candidates all have planned for today? >> well, usually on election days candidates tend to lay pretty low.
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other places. but still we see very little events. most of the events are from those candidates who are further behind in the polls. hillary clinton has one event tonight which they're dubbing optimistically perhaps, a victory party. but jeb bush is already heading to new hampshire later this afternoon. >> oh, it's a big day for everyone. lana zak live in des moines. lana, thanks so much. and ted cruz is coming under fire for sending mailers to iowa voters designed to look like official documents that accused them of a voting violation. >> so, the envelopes are labeled election alert. the document inside includes the information about their neighbors. >> iowa's secretary of the state is calling the mailer deceptive. cruz is refusing to apologize for what some are calling voter intimidation. and stay with abc news as the first nominating event gets under way today.
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robin will be live from iowa on "good morning america." and david muir will report from des moines on "world news tonight." and of course, you can count on abcnews.com with updates throughout the night. and the next republican debate right here on abc, folks, this saturday after iowa and just days before the new hampshire primaries, moderated by david muir and co-anchor martha raddatz of "this week." and iowa is bracing for a major snowmaker expected to ramp up just after tonight's caucuses. that storm has already pummelled california and parts of the southwest. parts of flagstaff, arizona, could see as much as 15 inches of snow. yes, that is lightning you see there. strong winds could also trigger whiteout conditions. in southern california, high winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour, uprooting trees. one of those falling trees killed a driver in san diego. heavy rains flooded lanes on the 101 and the pacific coast highway. the latest radar shows those
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northeast. impacting the central rockies and central plains, eventually taking aim at the great plains and the midwest. also in southern california, all three of those escaped inmates are back behind bars after an eight-day saga. now, authorities are trying to determine how the trio pulled off such a brazen escape. one man surrendered friday. the two others were captured saturday 300 miles north in san francisco. thanks to an alert citizen who tipped off police. police say a jailhouse english teacher supplied the inmates with google images that helped their escape. isis has claimed responsibility for triple bombings that have killed at least 50 near a revered shrine in syria. more than a hundred others were wounded. the attack comes as factions are gathering for peace talks in geneva. peace talks have yet to get under way. but there is a some movement. a u.n. mediator has met for the the first time with syrian rebels.
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health organization meets to in an emergency session over the zika virus. they could declare the outbreak a global health emergency. it has been linked to thousands of serious birth defects mainly in south america. the two nfl conference champions have arrived in california ahead of sunday's big game. the first to land in san jose, the denver broncos led by quarterback peyton manning. who might be playing his last game. >> and an hour later the carolina panthers arrived, headed up by of course cam newton. none of the players spoke to reporters. say saying it all up for the much-anticipated media day tonight. and still ahead, what wall street could be telling us about the presidential election. and under arrest, two virginia tech students accused in the death of a 13-year-old girl. this morning, investigators laying out the details in this bizarre case. plus, caught on camera. a drummer getting into a song when he suddenly falls through a
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house has changed parties. gas prices continue their downward trend toward their lowest level in six years. the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is now $1.80. that's down four cents from last year and down a quarter since this time last year. the national average has been below $2. because of increased supply of crude oil. americans were in the mood for lighter fare at the movies this weekend. "kung fu panda 3" brought in a lot of c ch. the third installment pulled in $41 million, more than three times as much as the revenant. star wars the force awakens came in third. >> we love our fast-food news this hour. burger wars heating up today. new burger out today, burger king extra long buttery cheeseburger. extra long. drenched in buttery garlic
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this fireball was caught on dash cam video in ohio soaring across the sky this weekend. there's no official word on whether it was a meteor. observers described the fireball as having colorful fragments and looked like it fell apart or exploded. now a look at your morning road conditions. wet roads stretched from the mid-atlantic coast down to the tennessee valley and alabama. rain and snow will make for slippery roads across the midwest and plains states as well as the southwest, and roads will be wet in the pacific northwest. and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in salt lake city, denver and miami. well, there's shock this morning on the campus of virginia tech, now that two engineering students are charged in the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl. >> police in blacksburg announced yesterday that natalie marie keepers had been arrested for helping to dispose of the body. earlier david eisenhauer
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murder and abduction. invest gators said eisenhauer and the victim knew each other. >> based on evidence collected to date, we have determined they were acquainted prior to her disappearance. eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> the victim's heartbroken mother said her daughter had survived mersa, a life transplant and lymphoma at age 5. only to lose her life to a murderer. an investigation is under way in denver. a deadly shooting this weekend involving rival motorcycle gangs in denver. an attorney said one of the club members fired a gun during the melee on saturday saying it was in self-defense. a member of the rival gang was killed. a drummer in a nashville band made quite an exit and it was all caught on camera. the don kelly band was winding up its set saturday night.
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when the drummer topples backward through the window. he dropped six feet. he broke a rib in the process. but the show must go on. he went back in and played another four hours in another club. the man rescued south of boston could be considered an about of divine intervention. doug goldman was cutting down a tree in the woods when it fell on top of him, severely injuring his legs and trapping him for hours. his cries were finally answered by a nun who just happened to be praying in the woods. >> the patient told us himself that he had been for about two hours. luckily that someone had heard him screaming for help. >> fire officials said if not for that nun running back to their nearby convent to call for help, goldman would not have lasted through the night. well, time now for sports.
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now. >> highlights from the johns at espn. super bowl week is here. of course, it's next sunday, north of san francisco. meantime other sports news. >> i thought the iowa caucus -- i thought we vote for cam newton or peyton manning. >> that's not how it works. they're not eligible. we'll do the nba. steph curry. knicks/warriors at msg. warriors started slowly only 18 in the first quarter. green had a triple-double. the warriors won big. 116-95. the old pro bowl was played sunday. in hawaii. michael irvin trying to earn his team a win. that's charles woodson, retiring of course, his ninth pro bowl appearance. tyrod taylor, jarvis landry.
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but team rice would fall to team irvin, 49-27. nhl all-star game in nashville. john scott, big controversy coming in, voted in by the fans, he got traded. nhl said you can't play in the all all-star game because you're in the minors. the uproar was big. this is like a fantasy camp for him. not an all-star caliber player but his attitude, his likability, he scored a couple of goals, his team won the three-on-three, won the mvp and car. that's it for us. new live "sportscenter" coming your way at 9:00 a.m. eastern. 9:00 a.m. >> i loved that. could not have worked out better for anybody, including the nhl. >> everybody loves a good underdog. >> absolutely.
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>> incredible. >> they're all sold out everywhere. although, that kind of blows my mind. because it's versace and a lot of money. the loafers aren't bad, either. >> well, money is no object when you got good-looking pants like that. >> cam newton has the swag to pull it off. that's for sure. you need mad swag to pull that off. >> you do. reaction has been pretty swift on social media. fans and nonfans weighing in. cam newton dressed like sean michaels at wrestlemania. here's another one, cam newton -- business above, party below. >> perfect way to describe that. >> sure is. >> ten years from now, he'll probably look back and say, what was i wearing? but cool in 2016. >> ten years from now, those will still be classic. >> we'll see. now to a viral video sensation that has social media
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northwest. with a mix of rain and snow stretching from the southeast all of the way out into the midwest, as well as the great plains. in just a few hours, iowans gather in libraries, schools and even in living rooms in this first test for the presidential candidates. >> some in the hawkeye state don't have to leave their homes in order to caucus. >> reporter: out where it's quiet and more silos than traffic signals, come monday night, some will come here. >> yes, we're very excited. >> reporter: to where mary weaver is baking up a big batch of donkey bars a snack for the democrats. making a big decision smack dab in the middle of her home. one of five places left in iowa where the caucus happens in a living room. >> we have three delegates that will be coming out of this caucus. >> reporter: that means friends and neighbors will gather here and choose one of four groups to join.
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uncommitted. >> i think nine out of ten people are maybe 90 people out off 100 have their minds made up when they come. >> reporter: it's the fourth time the waveeavers have offered up their home for caucus. why the living room location? for small-town comfort. >> we would be driving like from our home if we went to ogden, it would be 20 miles. so, we're really doing it almost as a convenience for ourselves and our neighbors. >> reporter: the way the democrats caucus by actually moving across the room to form groups to support a candidate means nothing is left unsaid. political differences are actually the center of attention and there are a lot of opinions. >> but that part makes it interesting. >> reporter: but when a caucus is in a living room, at the end
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to live next to each other. >> they may be neighbors, they may see each other in the grocery store, so it's all very civil. >> it's going to snow tonight. don't you want to eat donkey bars and stay warm. fonow good morning reno." good morning. it's monday, february 1st. i'm amanda sanchez let's go to lindsey matherly with a look at the forecast. a quieter weather pattern will be in store this week with cold and below average temperatures through midweek. a few brush-by
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