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would have done. lana zak reports from washington. script: associaet justice antonin scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes at a resort in west texas. he reportedly died in his scalia was the longest-serving justice on the current united states' supreme court. ronald reagan in 1986 -- sot antonin scalia -- he was confirmed unanimously by the senate -- and became the first italian-american member of the court. scalia quickly became an anchor of judicial conservatism -- fiercely at odds with what conservatives call judicial activism. audio sot voice of terry moran scalia -- nicknamed "nino" --was widely intellect, his elegant wit.
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roberts issued a statement calling his late colleague "an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues." antonin scalia leaves behind a wife and nine children. he was 79. lana zak on camera: re succession lana zak, abc news, washington here in our area - a little spring break this weekend. gorgeous and warm outside.... dick stoddard has a look at your weather now forecast. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into early next week, except for some
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higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds, rain and mountain snow. && .short term... high pressure aloft will continue to provide light winds for most of the area. however, by sunday afternoon an easterly pressure gradient develops across the sierra as a thermal low deepens in californias central valley. this gradient will create gusty northeast winds in the high elevations of the sierra sunday afternoon/evening, especially for alpine
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kolo 8 news nows chris buckley has more. "this campaign is not just about electing a president of the united states, that's obviously enormously important, but more important is creating a political revolution." presidential candidate bernie sanders talking about a political revolution in which millions of people stand together. "and demand the united states government start representing all of our people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors." the senator spoke about fixing what he calls a rigged economy... and fighting for public funding for elections. "you should be allowed to run for office without having to beg billionaires for campaign contributions." questions from the audienced focused on things like investing in indiginous people.... water management... immigration reform... and public lands. the senator also talked about investing in jobs and education... and
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"washington is extrememly separated from the needs of working people and low income people. i can't do it alone i need your help. i look forward to working with you. thank you very much." in reno chris buckey kolo 8 news now. before heading to the event at the university, bernie sanders met with advocates for nevada's solar industry. the vermont senator criticized the decision by nevada regulators to change the rates for rooftop solar customers. he calls the decision "incomprehensible." solar companies in nevada have been laying off workers because of the pending rate change. regulators decided yesterday to introduce the new rates more slowly. the increase is meant to phase out a subsidy that regulators say traditional customers
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fellow democratic candidate hillary clinton is also in nevada this weekend. she held a rally today in henderson for hundreds of union workers. clinton told the crowd she's more than a single-issue candidate and argued she's the democratic contender who can push the country forward. nevada democrats are set to caucus next saturday. the campaign trail is getting heated in the race for the white house. the republicans are preparing to debate tonight in south carolina... just one week ahead of the g-o-p primary there. from the rally stage... to the debate stage. jeb bush and john kasich warming up for tonight's g-o-p face- off... courting voters in south carolina. the first showdown in the south will feature the remaining six republican candidates. some contenders are expecting the tone to shift. "as it gets closer, it's going to get nastier and nastier and
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after his big win in new hampshire, donald trump had largely stayed positive. but not anymore-- taking aim at senator ted cruz... threatening to sue him for not being a natural born citizen. cruz is punching back. and for marco rubio-- tonight is a chance to redeem himself after the last debate. back here in our area... a helicopter crash this afternoon sent two people to renown medical center. the crash happened just before two this afternoon at the carson city airport. sheriff ken furlong says both people suffered only minor injuries. furlong says the helicopter crashed during take-off after its engine apparently failed. kolo 8 news now has a reporter on the scene. we will bring you more information as it becomes available.. here, online on our kolo 8 mobile app. love is in the air this weekend...
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chance to show their love for our veterans... american legion post one, hosted their annual "love-a-vet" event this morning... it's a way for community members to personally thank the men and women who served our country... and donate to a variety of veterans causes. "we have a homeless vets program we contribute money to the va, the veterans guest house, we have american legion national projects where we buy hearing aids for school aged children." this is the second year the american legion has partnered with p-j and company... for this event. it was a rare sight in the skies over the truckee-meadows today... viewers calling and emailing the newsroom about this apparent
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a number of people spotted this blimp flying over the skies of reno this morning... according to a reno airport spokesperson... the blimp took-off from the stead airport landing about two hours later. no word on what the blimp was advertising... but from some of the pictures and this video that was shared on our facebook page... it appears to say "rocky for president" high pressure near the above average temperatures and into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds, rain and mountain snow. .short term...
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light winds for most of the area. however, by sunday afternoon an easterly pressure gradient develops across the sierra as a thermal low deepens in californias central valley. this gradient will create gusty northeast winds in the high elevations of the sierra sunday afternoon/evening, especially for alpine and mono counties above 8000 feet where gusts up to 65 mph are possible. anyone with backcountry recreation or travel plans into the higher elevations of the sierra should prepare for windy conditions sunday afternoon/evening. conditions will continue through tuesday with western nv and in the 50s near the sierra. we did hold the temperature forecast for tuesday afternoon below mos guidance, as lighter winds are unlikely to fully mix out overnight inversions. jcm .long term...wednesday through saturday... we are still anticipating a fast moving weather system from late
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bring a short period of windy conditions precipitation along and behind a cold front. the unseasonably warm conditions will also come to an end after wednesday, with temperatures dropping by 10-15 degrees and close to mid-february averages on thursday. for wednesday, the main weather effect will be increasing winds which could become strong for a few hours during the late afternoon and evening. 700 mb flow increases to 60-65 kt with model soundings hinting at a stable layer around the 750-650 mb layer and some decrease in winds near the top of this layer,
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blamed for the loss of nearly an entire colony of penguins. thousands killed when the iceberg they called home became stuck - miles away from their food source. two police officers
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n, voice-over: last summer, my new dad took me on vacation. [throws up] first, we went deep-sea fishing... i'm so proud of you son! [throws up] then we went on thunder shark. three times! [throws up] announcer: you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. thousands of kids in foster care will take you just as you are. suspect in louisiana this morning. the officers responded to a call about someone damaging property in baton rouge. sources say the officers saw a suspect was smashing a car into his girlfriend's house. a family friend said calvin smith had mental
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suicide. he tried to get away when officers went after him. "we contacted a suspect, which began a vehicle pursuit, the vehicle pursuit left monet drive and ended up here in fairfields, where the car came to a rest off of the roadway. upon the car coming to a rest, the suspect gets out of the vehicle with a long gun opens fire on the officers in the pursuit. the officers then return fire." smith was hit by police fire and he's now in critical condition. a source close to the investigation says the officers are expected to survive. day one of the pope's historic trip to mexico kicked off with cheering crowds, a special welcome ceremony and a "tough love" message to the country's leaders. mary moloney reports. reporter pkg-as follows-- nat pop - a sea of thousands
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latin american pope as he rode through mexico city's historic center saturday. nat pop - pope francis stopped to meet the adoring crowd national palace... handing out rosaries and embracing several sick children. nat pop - mexico's president enrique pena nieto welcomed the pope with a special ceremony- where pope francis later delivered his first major address -- aimed at country's political and religious leaders. "experience teaches us that each time we seek the path of privileges for the benefits of a few to the detriment of the good of all, sooner of later the life of society becomes fertile soil for corruption." the pope also spoke of how mexico's richness lies in its young people. "a people with a youthful population is a people able to renew and transform itself. this is an invitation to look to the future with hope. " francis will wrap up the first day of his visit with a mass at the basilica of the virgin of guadalupe.
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of mercy and of peace. but also, i come as a son who wishes to pay homage to his mother the blessed virgin of guadeloupe and place myself under her watchful care." i'm mary moloney reporting. nearly 150-thousand penguins have died since the iceberg they call home got lodged of the coast of antarctica six years ago. according to the journal antarctic science, the iceberg - combined with expanding ice is almost the size of rhode island. it has essentially landlocked the penguins forcing them to trek nearly 40 miles to find food. the once 160,000-strong colony has now
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penguins. the outlook for the cape denison penguins is dire, unless the giant iceberg is broken up by sea ice, scientists disappear in 20 years. parents have a lot to worry about when it children's safety... especially when it comes to sports. the biggest concern is usually injuries... but on is under investigation. the possible dangers of synthetic fields.
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agencies are examining the safety of those popular synthetic athletic fields and their possible carcinogenic material. do these fields compromise the health of our children? marci gonzalez has the story. script: step... towards answering a crucial question for country: could the fields they play a hazard to their health? e-s-p-n's e:60 series addressing the growing concern last november sot kelly bendixen//women's university of puget sound i wanna make sure it's a safe thing for my kids, // i wanna know the truth. tell me is it good or is it bad for us? three federal agencies - are now looking into
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'crumb rubber' could contain dangerous carcinogens.. several lawmakers- raising the issue- worried about the effect of the turf made from ground-up used tires.. and athletes say during a game- those little black pellets are unavoidable. sot - they get in our sores. they get in our eyes. they're everywhere. we eat 'em." // crumb rubber infill is used at more than 10- thousand athletic facilities nationwide. from school playgrounds to public parks? even stadiums - including this one- world cup was played. sot - abby wambach// u.s. women's soccer player, retired " and there are some serious those little rubber pellets? i irresponsible" concerns like those- prompting this high- school in washington to make a costly, last switch to a different type of turf... sot - , "because nobody is sure what or how serious it is." the epa, c-d-c and the consumer product safety commission now doing just that- investigating "some of the government's best and brightest identify what is in recycled tire crumb..
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brazil's president says the zika virus outbreak will not compromise the upcoming olympics in rio. the president says the country will have considerable success fighting mosquitos that carry the virus. today is a national mobilization day in brazil to fight zika. brazil's military and hundreds of thousands of health workers have been mobilized to fight zika. experts say the virus is sweeping through parts of latin america. zika is mostly harmless for adults, but it's been linked to a serious birth defect among newborns. the olympics in rio de janeiro get under way in august. we'll be right back people aren't the only
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this valentine's day weekend... lion county safari gave some valentine treats to two of their animals whose birthdays actually coincide with valentine's day. "cupid" the giraffe is turning 11 years old. "little mama" the chimpanzee is in her late
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oldest-known living chimpanzee in the world. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and
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winds, r welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. the longest-serving justice on the nation's high court, a towering figure, known for his blistering dissents, his strict interpretation of the constitution. the court and the conservative movement suffering a huge loss. team coverage tonight. plus, the extreme freeze.
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a sudden snow squall triggers a massive accident, shutting down a major interstate. >> just sounded like two bombs went off. >> more than 40 people rushed to the hospital. and, carolina clash. republicans gearing up for a big debate. trump versus cruz. >> it's going to get hassiest iesthas nastier and nastier and hassier. >> and so much on the line for rubio, kasich and bush. and good evening. thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm tom llamas. and let's get right to that supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. he passed away in his sleep while on a hunting trip in texas. justice scalia was the longest-serving justice on the high court. an imposing conservative force, win or lose. chief justice john roberts calling scalia, quote, an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. president obama offering condolences to justice scalia's


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