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and cards to your valentine. and there were plenty of peoeoe out getting those last minute arrangments. both men and women were at the gordon dr. hy-vee picking out gifts for their valentine. some searching for the perfect flower, while others were just simply trying to make their loved one feel special. "i came to get flowers for my mother-in-law. she is shut-in so she doesn't get to get out much
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something nice for her," said polly bailey. "we always have a big party at my house for valentine's day with my family--my mom makes really good lasagna," said colton newman. "i got her an assortment. she likes daises and roses, so why not," said scott brown. "her favorite color is mint green, so that's why i got these, and surprise her a little bit," said jasper certain. according to the national retail federation, americans spend an average of 147-dollars on valentine's day.
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musketeers are really on a slide. (mark) sioux city has lost 5 games in a row. they were trying to stop the bleeding on the road today. highlights from waterloo after the break. plus, the iowa state men get
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iowa state needed a win - iowa state got t win. the cyclones beat texas at home saturday night, 85-to-75. i-s-u is now 7-and-5 in big 12 play. monte morris tied a career high with 24 points - 19 of them coming in the second half. georges niang added 24 points - but one of the big stories was jameel mckay. mckay returned fm a two game suspension and notched 8 points, 7 rebound and 4 blocks off the bench. it came at a good time - because iowa state had lost three of four before saturday's
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"for a while, this is the first time that, collectively, we were a real team tonight," said head coach steve prohm. "now, we've got to carry that forward." "i just feel like the last couple games, we didn't really have the will to win," said senior forward georges niang. "we were giving up late leads and stuff like that. we'll use that as motivation. we're just so passionate and we really wanted this win, and i think when you want it that bad, you're going to pull it out. we just need to play every game like that." "i missed it, said senior forward jameel mckay. "i missed playing with my teammates. i missed competing with my teammates. that was the biggest thing, and it just felt like it was a relief being out there again." iowa state is at baylor on tuesday. three weeks ago, south dakota state head coach scott nagy earned his 400th career with with a victory over south dakota. u-s-d was hoping to take round two up in brookings yesterday, but the j jkrabbits beat the cotes to extend their home winning streak to 27 games. the final score was 85- to-68 - and it wasn't even
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u-s-d opened the game strong, getting out front by as many as 10 points in the first half. but the summit- leading jacks responded with a 30-to-2 run spanning almost 11 minutes. after that, the coyotes never got closer than 16 points. "our kids finally decided they were going to guard," said sdsu head coach scott nagy. "i think tyler said we had a 30-2 run, but it's all from defense. it's just all from defense." "this is just a weird game," said senior guard casey kasperbauer. "we got out to a hot start, like we did last year, and then they made eir run. we knew thewere going to make their run,but they're a really good team. you've got to give them credit." u-s-d hosts york college on wednesday. s-d-s-u is at fort wayne thursday. the nebraska women, 7-and-6 in big ten play, hosting number-17 michigan state. jessica shepard has had an amazing season - averaging over 20 points per game - she gives the huskers a 5-point lead there. then just before the half - shepard gets the bucket and the foul - becoming the first nebraska freshman to
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shepard had 26 points - and nebraska pulls the upset at home, 73-66. the last two weeks have not been kind to the musketeers. sioux city is on a 5ame losing streak, being outscored 20-to-5 in those games, and slipping to last place in the wesstern conference. the muskies were finishing up a three-game road trip this afternoon at waterloo. the blackhawks have lost 4 in a row. and the musketeers get on the board first - trey dodd with the wrister -- garrett metcalf gets a piece -- but not enough -- 1, nothing musketeers early -- black hawks -- meanwhile -- nothing doing -- garrett wait with a hard shot -- gets covered up - cam gornet with a strong showing early. but waterloo just scored to take the lead in teh 3rd period -
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tax season is in full swswg. ming up monday mornini on news 4 today, we'll give you some tips to make filing easier for you this year. and one boy had his chance to shine on the basketball court. we'll show you how he made the buzzer-beater shot. day, than a long lost lovestory. 70 years in the making. here's nbc's mark barger
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the pair saw each other for the first time since 1945. they first met in london shortly before d-day. morris was a 17-year-old brit and thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper. they lost touch after the war, but finally reconnected via skype last year. after their story went public, a ndraising campaign h hped raisismoney for thomas to travel to australia to see morris. (sot/ norwood thomas/ world war ii veteran :44-:57) "it was a nice feeling to see this women that i hadn't seen in 70 years. of course, there was a great difference in appearance but there's a big difference in my appearance too so..." she said she wished their paths had crossed earlier... she would have had a different life but probably a happier one. mark barger, nbc news.
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good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. s sreme court justice antonin scalia is reshaping the 2016 race for the white house. only three supreme court justices have died in office in more than 60 years, and only one has been confirmed during an election year since 1940. some gop presidential hopefuls are questioning president obama's established executive authority to
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during this election season. has already said it will happen but in due time. kelly o'donnell is at tonight and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of respececacross washingtonon but no pause before the clash of politics. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office to a lifetime appointment. [ applause ] >> reporter: an instant power struggle over a successor to justice scalia. >> let me j jt m me one point -- barack the united states until january 20th, 2017. >> good evening, everybody -- obama made clear he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilitieshat i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president gets to seat
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change would make -- third justice, that change would make the court more liberal. compounding the shock of scalia's sudden passing is the timing. a campaign year. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> reporter: republican candidate ted cruz had been a law clerk for chief justice rehnquist. now as a senator, he intends to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising that a lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> reporter: democrats are already calling out cruz. >> ted cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the halls of congress. let him show me the clause that says the president't' only presididt for three years. >> reporter: with fewer senate votes, democrats may have to take their fight for an obama court pick to the campaign trail, as well. >> i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons that the republicans would deny this president the righgh to exercise his constitutional
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to the supreme court. >> reporter: for some gop candidates and republican senators, their opposition goes beyond the idea of simply voting down anyone the president might choose. they say there should be no confirmation process, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. thomas? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house. thank you. and the death of just scalia also raises questions about how the court might decide a number of key cases this term from abortion rights to affirmative action. we get more on scalia's death and its impact from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as in the rest of the nation, justice scalia's death is being mourned in texas where he died saturday at this guest ranch popular with fellow bird hunters of an apparent heart attack. >> he had obviously passed away with no difficulty at t all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our first message for the family. >> reporter: a catholic priest from a nearby church was summoned to administer last rites. justice scalia's
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court praised a totoring intellect. ruth bader ginsburg said, "we were best buddies," adding, "he had a rare talent to make even a sober judge laugh." clarence thomas said, "it is hard to imagine court without my friend. i will miss him baund all measure." the court often divide 5-4 along ideological lines on big cases, justice scalia's death leaves eight justices and the possibility of tie votes 4-4. >> if there's a tie, there's no outcome at the supreme court. the lower court ruling stands. it's as if the supreme court never heard the case. >> reporter: a tie vote would leave rulings intact that block president obama's plan to let five million undocumented migrants stay here. a tie would mean the tough new texas restrictions on abortion would remain, possibly inspiring other states to enact similar laws. a tie would be a boost to the financial strength of unions representing teachers and other public employees. if a democratic president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia,
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court the other way to a majority of liberal justices. >> if president obama were able to put another justice on the court, he would cement a leftist majority onn the court for the next generation orso. >> reporter: among potential nominees mentioned in legal circles, sri sri srinivasan, indian american, patricia millet on the d.c. court of appeals, and paul wattford from california. the justices will be back on the bench for n a week and will face the prospect of finishing without a full court for the first time in more than 50 years. peter? >> pete williams reporting for us at the supreme court. thank you. the death of scalia and emerging battle over choosing and confirming the next justice, the republican presidential candidates were questioned about a number of other key and divisive issues in their debate last night in south carolina. as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate
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>> justice antonin scalia -- >> reporter: after a moment of silence for justice scalia came the most contentious gop debate so far. >> they lied. >> just been telling lies -- >> why do you supply. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the words "liar" or some vavaation were used at least 22 times. 13 by front-runner donald trump. and yet -- >> didn't call anybody a liar -- >> you called ted cruz a liar. >> reporter: slammed by jeb bush over foreign policy and how to fight isis in syria. >> it is lewdudicrous to suggest that russia could be a a partnerern this. >> jeb i i so wrong. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. [ boos ] >> reporter: marco rubio trying g rebound from his last debate came to bush's defense today blaming 9/11 on bill clinton's decision tonnot to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to
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have the ability to strike america. >> reporter: they clashed over immigration. at one point cruz took wish something rubio had said in a spanish language interview. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: cruz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positions. >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. are you the single biggest liar. >> donald has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record, he screams, liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: striking a different tone, john kasich. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazy. this is just nuts, okay. [ applause ] >> geez, oh man. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't stop this. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, there seems to be no stopping trump. >> i think it was probobly my best performance. >> reporter: in a state where politics
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the gop primary here is just six days away. tomorrow, hoping to capitalize on his family's popularity in south carolina, jeb bush will be joined on the campaign trail by his brother, george w. bush, and the former first lady tomorrow. >> gabe gutierrez reporting from south carolina. thank you. for your retirement, you want to celebrate the little things, because they're big to you. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't st measured in dollars. td ameritrade . good news. you're down with crestor. alright! now there's a way you can get crestor for $3. adding crestor, along with diet,
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record breaking krd this morning. good news, though, a warming trend is coming and quickly. our meteorologist, dylan dreyer, looks at what's in store. dylan? >> good eveninin thomas. it is the coldest weather we've seen so far this season. and in fact, the coldest valentine's day on record. it's all thanks to the polar vortex dropping down this cold arctic air from canada. we are going to see things turn the corner as we go into tomorrow. this morning, we broke records in new york city with the temperature of minus 1. the old record in boston was minus 3. we bottomed out at minus 9. albany, 13 below. watertown started the day off at 37 below zero. monday we'll start to turn the corner. temperatures above freezing in new yorkrk boston, 3. boston should -- boston, 35. then tuesday, temperatures will soar to the mid 50s, about 15 degrees above average for the northeast. pittsburgh should even hit 41 degrees. with this next storm system moving in, while it will start as snow, it will turn over to rain.
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the morning on monday. lighter snow showers back through west virginia. we will see a brief period of heavier snow across virginia and washington, d.c. quick one to three inches possible in washington monday morning. then we'll see it turn over to rain as we go into monony night. new york city will alsoee some light accumulations, about one to two inches. then we'll see things turn over to rain through the afternoon and evening on tuesday here in new york city. thomas? >> thank you very much. when we come back in a moment, a tribute to those who made a perilous journey. how a symbol of their adversity became art. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food paicles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out.
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zealand today as a strong earthquake strict near christchurch on the south island. the quake had a magnitude of 5.8 and caused part of a dlolo collapse toohe -- cliff to collapse into the ocean. no reports of major
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injuries. the quake came eight days before the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed almost 200 people. the plight of migrants and refugees crossing into europe is dramatically illuststted in a new exhibit. some 14,000 orange life jackets worn by the migrants have been wrapped around the pillars of the concert hall in berlin where a raft is also on display. it's the work of a chinese dissident artist. more than 3,700 migrants died last year trying to cross theediterranean to rope. and on this valentine's day, we have a love story to talk it. it's one for the ages. he's 104. she's his younger wife, just 100. john and ann better of fairfield, connecticut, are said to be the longest married couple in the u.s. 83 years. today through the twitter account of a company that's embraced their story, they offered advice to questions like how do they keep things fresh and new. said ann, "we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs, and we're fine." what a beautiful story.
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to them and to allllf you. that's going to d it for "nbc nightly news" this sunday. lester holt will be back next sunday. i'm thomas roberts from new york. thank you and good night. >> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actctlly think they read the wrong g rdict? >> you feel so alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest. despair to hope. darkness to light. tonight, a fight for freedom, "in the shadow of justice." what happened to this teenager could happen to any one of our children. everyone should stand up and take notice. at 18, he was arrested for
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adamant he was innocent.t. >> reporter: there was no physical evidence to t him to the crime? >> i had nothing to do with this. i swear to god! >> reporter: so what could have possibly led to this?! >> you stabbed that woman. >> i stabbed her. >> you stabbed her didn't you? >> why would he confess to something he didn't do? why would he? >> reporter: whahareally ppened during that p pice interrogogion? >> the evidence shows you were there. i can't lie about the evidence. >> reporter: i can't lie to you about this, but the officer is lying about lying! tonight, an extraordinary look inside the interview room. >> you don't talk to me, i can't keep you from the worst! >> i was scared. i was shaking. >> reporter: this is one of the most intense interrogations that i've ever seen. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. how could you confess to a crime you didn't commit? it seems to defy logic and common sense. and yet it does happen.

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