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on marco rubio. >> rubio stole from the republican party. >> reporter: the school yard taunts, and tonight, the new comeback. >> we cannot nominate a con artist to become the head of the party. >> the factory working coming face to face with a gunman. a man he thought was he friend. what that shooter told him right before he opened fire. the new concerns about e-cigarettes tonight, exploding in pockets, setting cars on fire. one woman talking about her frightening ordeal. and risky business. chris rock getting ready to rock the oscars, hosting in the middle of a controversy promising a black-out is on the way. good evening, and thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecilia vega and we begin with that breaking news. the south carolina primary shaping up to be a landslide
clinton will win the south carolina democratic primary. preliminary exit polls also revealing that six in ten voters were african-american. of those voters, 84% went for clinton. 16% for vermont senator bernie sanders. abc's david wright is at clinton's victory party in columbia, south carolina. so, david, is the celebrating already underway there? >> reporter: that's right, start. appears hillary clinton absolutely clobbered bernie sanders here in south carolina and already she and sanders are looking ahead to super tuesday. minutes after being declared the winner hillary clinton tweeted her thanks to the voter saying, "we did it, south carolina." today hillary clinton was in fairfield, alabama, looking past bernie sanders, and straight at the republican front-runner. >> i am not going to ask taxpayers to provide free
youngest child. >> reporter: sanders was in austin, texas. south carolina already in his rearview mirror. >> i think we have a surprise comin' for some people on tuesday! [ cheers ] >> reporter: the clin stons, bill and hillary, invested heavily in the palmetto state. 23 stops here in this past week alone. today bill clinton faced a heckler in bluffton. >> the thing is, four lives in bening ghazi killed and your wife tried to cover it up. >> reporter: sanders invested less time here. at his event in orangeburg, are you in this up to -- >> obviously, oh, no, no, no. california, something like, i think 20% of the delegates come from california. 20%. >> reporter: you're not going anywhere? >> we're going to california!
clintons. >> she done been around the world and knows something. >> reporter: even some sanders supporters like richard scott, say they could tell which way the wind was blowing here. >> hillary will be the one that wins the state of south carolina, but i have to, in all full consciousness and just -- put my support behind the person that i believe in. truly believe in. >> reporter: voting your heart? >> voting my heart. >> and david wright back with us live from inside that clinton party in south carolina. still waiting for hrc hkillary clinton to take the stage there, david, hillary appears to be winning here even bigger than expected? >> reporter: that's right. vote. the bigger her victory here the catch up. >> thank you, david wright. turning to republicans. all eyes on super tuesday, just three days away. chris christie campaigning with donald trump one day after that
up to pummel marco rubio. but the florida senator is doubling down, branding trump a con artist, but is it too late to stop the billionaire businessman? here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: with his high-profile weapon by his side, new jersey governor chris christie, donald trump unleashed a verbal assault on marco rubio. >> and i watched his lightweight rubio, total lightweight, and a little mouth on him, bing, bing, bing. bing, bing, bing, bing, bing. >> reporter: rubio trying to beat trump at his own game hurling personal insults. >> donald trump likes to sue people. he should sue whoever did that to his face with that -- >> reporter: armed with this new line of attack. >> con artist. con artist. >> con artist. >> friends don't let friends vote for con artists! >> reporter: in georgia, at his largest campaign rally yet rubio called trump a con man more than a dozen times. trump pushed back. >> trump's a con man. trump's a con man. the last man i am is a con man. folks, i built a great business, okay?
trump university, the defunct school facing a $40 million lawsuit. tonight, a new attack ad using that as ammo. >> i paid $30,000 to trump university, and all i got was a picture of myself with a cutout of donald trump. >> reporter: rival ted cruz is piling on, hammering trump for not releasing his tax returns. >> but maybe his tax returns show that he doesn't have quite as much money as he says he has. >> reporter: and trump is taking aim at the media threaten being to weaken first amendment protections for reporters so he can sue them. >> the media, the most dishonest human beings on earth. i'm telling you. >> reporter: but his supporters in tennessee tonight aren't bothered by the attacks. all the new attacks we're hearing from rubio and cruz going after donald trump? >> ain't phasing me a bit. >> reporter: and chris christie just finished his remarks here, donald trump now speaking and
one of those coveted positions. he says soon as he leaves office he wants to sgee the private sector to make money, just like cecilia? >> a big crowd behind you, mary. thank you. jonathan karl joins me, super tuesday just two days away. is it a done deal if donald trump comes in first? >> no. but it will be tight. southern states, cruz banked his whole campaign on. marco rubio can live to fight another day, even if he gets a series of second and third-place finishes because he will continue to get delegates, then moves on to march 15th. winner take all primary in his home state of florida and in ohio, he would have to win there. >> back to the democrats. looking like a landslide for hillary clinton in south carolina. bernie sanders says he's in it all the way to california. when does this race come to an end? >> a big win in south carolina clearly puts hillary on the path to a nomination. she'll probably have similar victories in the other southern
that really begins to mike it look makes it mathematically impossible for sanders to catch up. >> thanks. nice to have you with us. a complete wrap-up in the morning with george. stay tuned, super tuesday, special editions of "good morning america" and "world news," george, and the entire powerhouse panel on tuesday night. we move on to our other top stories -- that deadly workplace shooting in kansas. the gunman's own video posted on facebook showing him firing an automatic weapon at a shooting range. he is accused of turning a gun on his co-workers, including one who he thought was his friend. here's abc's eva pilgrim with the latest. >> reporter: tonight, a new arrest in the wake of that deadly workplace rampage. 28-year-old sarah hopkins, a
alleged gunman sedrick ford, charged with giving a firearm to a felon. she gave ford her own ac 47 and glock pistol. after the breakup, taken them back and later returned both guns because ford had threatened her. just a month later, ford posting this video to his facebook page, firing an ak-47. ford killed three of his co-workers and injured 14 more before being killed by police chief doug schroeder. adam miller was trying to evacuate his co-workers when he came face-to-face with ford. >> i told him he needs to run, there's a fire, and he -- just looked confused, i told him again. he said, i know and he shot me. >> reporter: miller still recovering in the hospital was shot four times, says he still feels for ford. >> i don't know what he was going through, but -- obviously he felt this was the way out. and so -- my heart just aches for him. >> reporter: just 90 minutes before the shooting, ford was served at work with a restraining order to stay away
claimed he was in desperate need of medical and psychological help. cecilia, excel industries remains closed tonight. no word on when the plant will reopen. cecilia? >> eva, thank you. we turn overseas now to syria, defying all expectations. a cease-fire there holding 24 hours now. here's abc's report from a strangely quiet damascus. >> reporter: children playing tonight in an empty lot on the edge of damascus. none are from here. all forced from their homes in a war that has lasted as long as they can remember. today, this boy told me, they didn't bomb. across syria, the sounds of war. all but disappeared. replaced for now with a quiet that hasn't been heard in years. few believe it can last, but many are praying it does. >> reporter: you're tired of the war? >> in my heart, on my baby -- all. >> reporter: tired of this war?
did continue today. members of the aid group known as the white helmet says they rushed to help people from the infamous barrel bombs. but nearby here in the south, they posted a picture joking that the cease-fire meant they got a day off. today exceeded all expectations. even if this fragile truce falls apart tomorrow it can still be considered a success. a model to build on that could one day bring peace back to this country. cecilia? >> alex, thank you. we turn back here at home, now -- police in california say a drag race on a freeway near los angeles ended in this -- a deadly inferno lighting up the night sky for miles. three people were killed. one of the speeding cars apparently lost control, hitting a big rig, sending the tractor trailer through the divider, and into oncoming traffic. and now to a in a nom none we're seeing more and more. those popular e-cigarettes. some of them exploding suddenly without warning.
one woman's frightening story. >> the car's going to explode! the car's going to explode. >> hang on. where are you? >> reporter: this frantic 911 call coming just in after an e-cigarette apparently exploded inside this car in naples, florida. >> it's huge. it's huge. an e-cigarette blew up while she was smoking it, i guess. >> reporter: authorities say she told them she was smoking a modified e-cigarette when it exploded in her mouth, burning her face and damaging two teeth. >> i had like, char. i pushed the button, and it literally, like, i felt an impact in my face. i saw, like, sparks fly off into the -- passenger side. >> reporter: the government saying millions of americans smoking e-cigarettes. so far more than two dozen fires and explosions reported. at this kentucky gas station this week, josh hamilton says his e-cigarette exploded in his pocket causing second-degree burns, and in new hampshire, fire officials say another explosion nearly set a bedroom ablaze.
when the device's lithium battery is overcharged. >> 80% of all fires involving electronic cigarettes happened >> reporter: currently the fda does not regulate the health and e-cigarettes. there is legislation under would expand fda oversight. cecilia? >> gloria, thank you. we turn next to an alleged impostor accused of fooling an entire pennsylvania high school. tonight, new allegations about the man who posed as a star student, and now questions about his relationship with a teenage girl. abc's candice gibson has more. >> reporter: this young man fooled everyone for years, allegedly pretending to be a high school student, even making the honor roll. now he's behind bars, and tonight facing new charges. police say he is now 23 years old had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in 2014, now charged with statutory central assault. he has not responded to the
from his harrisburg, pennsylvania, jail cell he did scam the system to stay in the u.s. >> in this prison because i'm i've done a crime. >> reporter: saying in 2012 he left ukraine, assumed an alias and went to john harris high school every day the last four years. >> he's an adult. it's scary. >> reporter: cops say when his visa ran out he forged documents, including a social security card, to enroll in school. he says he was simply trying to escape war-torn ukraine. >> in the united states. it's a land of opportunity. >> reporter: tonight this alleged impostor is behind bars on $20,000 bond. candice gibson, abc news, new york. still ahead tonight, the big shock for one mom as she drove down the freeway when her toddler managed to do this. a car seat recall happening right now. and new waves to arm yourself against the high-tech
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all eyes on hollywood. final preparations under way right now for the big show, but with the boycotts and the backlash the big question this year, will the controversy outshine the glamour? abc's nick watt has our sneak preview. >> reporter: will leo win? how great will george look? most importantly, what will chris say? spike lee, jada pinkett smith, will smith -- all boycotting because of the total lack of african-american acting nominees, but chris rock will be there hosting. >> his brand of comedy is to absolutely go there. >> reporter: even before the nominations, rock wrote in "the hollywood reporter," "it's a white industry." >> and this year, that's what
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hillary clinton just finishing her victory speech in columbia, right there, and it is shaping up to be a lan slooid win in the palmetto state with her. clinton winning with overwhelm sag port from african-american voters, what she had been campaigning very hard to win. you can see that screen right there. hillary clinton out on top. thank you for smerndpending your saturday with us.
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