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it's wednesday, february th, coming up on "early today," the republicans are feeling the pressure as the clock winds closer to the south carolina show down. and president obama lays out a bold plan to nominate his successor to the supreme court while taki direct aim at donald trump. a rare moment of pope francis losing his cool and d e reasononhy as he greets the faithful. plus incredible images of a driver going straight into wicked tornado. and a world class athlete shares her darkest hour. and meet c.j. he beat out more than 3,000 dog fweez names it be named best in show. "early todod" starts right now.w. closingngnon the southth
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push back against critics. in the latest poll, the donald has a 12 point lead over sepnator ted cruz and jeb in a disappointing fourth place trailing marco rubio. president obama weighed in on the race and a direct shot at the frontrunner, donald trump. >> beimg president is a serious job. it's not hosting a talk show. or a reality show. it's not promotion, it's not marketing. it's hard. >> and this is what mr. trump reacted to when he was told of the president's remarks. >> reality show is not promotion, is not marketing, it's hard. that's from president obama. [ crowd boos]
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job and for him to say that is a great compliment. your arer lucky i didn't run last timeme when mney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> but he soon turned his attention to fellow republican, ted cruz. >> ted cruz who i think is totally unfit be to president, but these are minor details. meanwhile in columbia, south carolina, cruz had his own take on the job. >> you know, people will bebe forgiven thh election season for thinking at times it seems like a bit of a circus. the time for games is over. we need a leader who's prepared to be commander in chief. [ applause ] when radical islamic terrorists wage jihad on the united states of america, the answer is not to tweet ininultst them.
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indorsements, kansas congressman tim, the medal of honor recipient recipient. veterans makeup over 12% of the population there. and for the democrats, both are fighting hard for the african-american vote. hillary clinton ahead of vermont sanders by 18 points, numbers clinton is hoping to keep security. on tuesday, she met with the leaders of the national urban league and al sharpton said his decision is decided but under wraps. >> she's trying to ask whether i'm endorsing and i said only you know and i'm not telling. >> later during a speech in harlem, clinton hit sanders again with a charge of being a single-issue candidate.
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economic plan to be break up the banks. you also need a serious planning to create jobs, especially in places where unemployment remains doubly high. [ applause ] >> but there are signs of trouble in clinton's push as a top african american democrat in georgia said he would switch from clinton to sanders. siting the minimum wage and health care as reasons for the shift. daughter of eric garner, who died by being put into a choke hold by police in 2014. the late supreme court
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and senate judiciary who's in charge of any confirmation hearing said in part quote i would wait until the nominee was made before i made any decisions but he's not open to a confirmation hearing. yesterday president obama charged them to rise above day to day politics. >> this will be the opportunity for senators to do their job. your job doesn't stop until you're voted out or until your term expires. i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017, i expectcthem to dotheir job well. >> nbc's tracie potts is live in washington as well. now we have president obama taking direct aim at the republicans. >> reporter: exactly. sometimes we forget that he taught constitutional law. his argument that this is not a partisan issue, it's a
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listen to his response to republicans arguing that a late-term president in his fnal year should not be nominating a justice to the u.s. supreme court. >> there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the constitutional text. i'm amused when i hear people who claim to be strict interpreterase of the constitution reading in things that aren't there. >> reporter: republicans here and on the campaign trail have said they will block those hearings. you heard what chuck said just a few moments ago, that sound that you ran from him. although, he walked that back a bibi also, president obama saying that he will nominate someone
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that person disagrees with his politics. >> thank you so much for that. and happening overseas, tensions continue to mount in regards to north korea's missile ambitions. the u.s. flew over south korea today after north korea tested ballistic missile technology. this comes in response to their latest missile launch. defiance of the sanctions, pyongyang firing a long-range rocket with a earth observation satellite. they won't say h h long the planes with il ss will be deployed in a region. and apple plans to fight. court papers reveal that they failed to provide voluntary
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phone of syed farook. investigators are trying to find out who the shooters were communicating with and who may have helped plan and carry out the massacre. a rare moment of anger from pope francis during his visit to mexico tuesday. he lost his cool after a member of the crowd caused him to lose balance and fall on a man in the wheelchair. he said in spanish "don't be selfish." and he will ho a mass today in the violent border city of juarezjuare juarez. >> reporter: i think we'll hear the same message that's been consistent throughout his tour of mexico. this the fifth and final day. one of help for immigrants along the boarder. there's going to be a an interesting mix of theology and
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the pope will be able to hear and see the thousands as they watch and listen to his mass, which will be just a few miles away, across the boarder. still, for many this is as close as they can get to the pontiff. reporter: pope francis ends his tour in mexico with a mass later today in juarez. the five-day journey of hope in a country where it's desperately needed. >> he's reforming the church and i think he's absolutely wonderful. >> reporter: his message to hundreds of thousands who spilled into the streets, fields and arenas to listen has been focussed o ocompassion to immigrants and a challenge to eliminate the crime, conditions effecting those along the boarder. >> i hear a lot --
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if the pope goes, things are going to change. and i remind hihi the pope is not good and he's not going to change thinin immediately, but over time. >> reporter: he's going to preach his message to mill yngz ofyngz -- millions in juarez and in sun bowl stadium. a pontiff's historic visit. >> close toto city mexico iss very emotional, being here. >> reporter: emotions effecting so many in separate countries but from a single faith. the faithful are expected to gather hours before the mass here at the sun bowl for songs and prayer celebratininthe papal visit. and here inn el paso, i'm jay gray. back to you. well, from incredible video
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a dash cam was rolling as a man ran straight into the path of a tornado. you can see the sheer force of the twister as tree limbs go flying through the air. and in rochester, new york, hundreds of drivers got stuck on highways and local roads. nearly two feet of snow fell in some parts. and good morning to you, raphael. crazy weather. yeah, we had everything fron that same storm system, the severe weather across the south and florida.a. much quitter today. we look at the satellite and radar picture, our storm is gone and finally high pressure settling in across the east. temperatures in the 40s from boston to d.c. lots of sunshine, also quiet in chico, 29 and sunny there. and near 80 in miami. out west, 91 in phoenix. 74 in l.a.
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mountain snow from the pacific northwest down to central california. so it has been quiet, stormy at times return to the west tomorrow as well a we' chilly but dry in the northeast for your thursday. that's a look at your national weather, now here's a closer look at your day ahead. finally catching a break today in new york city, 42 sunshine, boston looking good as well, light snow showers across the great lakes down in the southeast, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. a beautiful day in florida, 78 in miami. back to you, dara. >> thank you. one of the most bazar slow-speed chases ever. plus ultimate fighter, ronda rousy reveals her darkest thoughts if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d.
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leading the news on nbcnews.com, florida team arrestst for performing exam with fake doctor with own offices according to authorities. the 18-year-old even had his own website that offered holistic care. he was booked for practicing med medicine without a license. and cliven bundy must stay behindnd bars in o ogon and refefeed to as the father of the rancher's resistens was an avid supporter of the occupation. the judge said if he was granted leave before trial, he would most likely not return. and in montana, police received a 911 call from
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screaming about someone hahang a gun. instead they found two adults and several kids watching the mid-season premier of amc 's zom be hit, "the walking dead." the academy has changed them to look more like the original 1929 model. they used a 3d printer for the new mold. and they say dogs are a man' best friend, this video shows a georgia vet sitting in a cage with gracie, an abandoned dog. the doctor was so worried she wouldn't eat that he got in the cage to eat his breakfast with her. in monday's winter storm left h hdreds of travellers stranded across the eastcoast but 60 ststents from american fork high school orchestra
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weary travellers when they gave an imprumptue performance at regan airport and they made nearly $300 in tips during a 45 minute period. what a great way to share their gifts with people who are obviously frustrated. >> much better thanhe music they pipe over the system at the airports anyway. >> and a true performance. and the state of florida will announce one of three winners of the january 13th powerball jack bought. they will be receiving 1/3 of the $1.5 billion jackpot. and denise richards turns 45, michael jordan is 53, and major league actress, reneeuruenee russo.
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thanks for watching "early coming up today on agday -the first u.s. factory to open in cuba in decades plans to make tractors. plus, a look at the machinery leasing environment for u.s. farmers. in agribusiness...watching competitors to the south. they are making money right now?> they are making money right now. they are happy. and these monks are serving the lord while serving quality beer to their fellow man. agday-brought t you by the dependable, long lasting chevy silverado. good morning i'm clinton griffiths. for the first time in 50 years, the american government allowing an american company to build a factory in cuba. and the first product? farm tractors. the white house is allowing a small u-s company to build a ten million dollar plant in the communist country. it's considered the first significant u-s business investment since

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