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finger for my release. >> rezaian added that the iranians' efforts to demoralize him just didn't work adding that no other country would do so much. kerry helped finalize the and four other americans. >> very emotional day yesterday. a new stage until europe's refugee crisis. sweden says it may reject the asylum plikszs of up to 80,000 migrants and deport them, nearly half of all refugees who there. sweden has been one of the most welcoming nations. this announcement reflects a difficult term in the continent's refugee crisis. here in the united states, a senate investigation found that the health and human services department failed to protect migrant children from human trafficking. the six-month study found that the government was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of children crossing the southern border. still the findings angered senators from both parties. >> state workers in flint,
to drinking from bottled water even as residents were being told their tap water was just fine according to some recently discovered e-mails. the switch at state office buildings was made in january of last year. it wasn't till the fall, 2015, that residents were told not to drink their water. and staying in michigan, the detroit teachers union is suing the school district tore what it calls deplorable conditions and demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. >> classes canceled at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick in the leak yesterday. beaumont. >> reporter: for more than 100 students and staff at this texas middle school, their school day ended at the hospital.
of carbon monoxide poisoning. >> they showed symptoms of nausea and headache, and some were vomiting. and, of course, ems treated and took the appropriate medical action. >> reporter: some students left on stretchers. others loaded into buses to a local hospital. >> everyone didn't really know how to, like, react to it, because there has never happened before. >> reporter: the fire chief in the city of beaumont, east of houston, believes the toxic gas was leaking from a boiler at marshall middle school. the leak was first reported around 10:30 this morning, when one child fell unconscious. all students are expected to be okay, but authorities are vowing school until they know it's safe. the fire chief says there were no carbon monoxide detectors inside of that school. so, the first time of trouble was when kids started getting sick. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. well, a sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon.
around noon. after an overnight storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. it threatens to undermine all four lanes of the heavily traveled roadway. wow. i was just looking at video of that sinkhole. it's incredible. >> yeah. just manuel if google maps tells you to go that way. calgary flames defenseman dennis wide man has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing after an incident wednesday night. what's up with this, dude? he comes from behind, knocks down a linesman. he says it was an accident claiming he was in pain and just trying to get out of -- get off the itis ce. what's up with that? >> something else of questionable sportsmanship trying to distract a group of basketball players from missing free throws. >> so the fans really get into the it, especially at the arizona state home of the curtain of distraction is what they call it.
night. a special guest, yes, that would be michael phelps doing his part as the sun devils took on the oregon state beavers, trying to distract them and i mean, not only was he wearing some of his 18 gold medals, he was in some shorts. look at that. >> and then speedos. >> this is like the chippen dales version. >> oh, my word. there is a little bit of a spray tan. >> looking good. apparently sun devils won, 86-12345068 i'm just looking at there michael phelps in. the speedos. >> there's a reason he's in such great shape. he's training for the rio games this summer. >> oh, really. >> he plans to work as an assistant swim coach at asu when he retires after the olympics. >> apparently he's clean and sober. it helps your abs. >> it helps your abs. >> great. >> coming up, consumer alert. over ticket fixing.
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>> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> so by many accounts, that was the end of the excitement on fox. barely four minutes into last night's republican debate. most of what little fireworks there were were over the hot button issue of immigration. >> but it's the issue that's
bloc that's working overtime to get out the vote in iowa. ines day lacroix tara explains. >> christian is getting out the vote but not just any vote. he is part of the league of united latin american pen citizens and from door knocking to mock caucus training, this year they're doing everything they can to get latinos to caucus. >> people understand the importance of voting but may not know how the to vote or know the caucus process. >> reporter: latinas make up just 6% of the total population here but he estimates that accounts for about 70,000 potential caucusgoers and that's a high number given that last cycle just 90,000 voter participated in the republican caucuses. >> we are unknown commodity here in iowa. >> reporter: it's a nonpartisan effort. he says their only goal is to get out the vote and make sure they understand how the caucus
many of the first time oop voters here don't have anyone in their families to show them the ropes. >> it's not like something they're used to. she doesn't know that much english sometimes. sometimes that's a barrier. she doesn't want to the go to these events and feel weird or left out. >> reporter: and while some campaigns are trying -- [ speaking foreign language ] he says those that haven't made much of an effort with the iowa latinos may pay the price on caucus day and beyond. >> if you're not doing enough to reach out to latina voters in iowa, you're not going to do enough to turn them out for you in the general election. >> february 1st, a few days away. lew lack hopes latina voters will make up at least 10% of vote ares this year. abc news in des moines, iowa. >> des moines looks so warm warp at this time of year.
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this morning on "world news now," republican candidates last chance. >> overnight, the republican white house hopefuls making their final appeal before the iowa caucuses. and donald trump keeping his promise to sit this one out. we have live team coverage and analysis just ahead. and the fbi releasing video from oregon of their standoff with militia members that turned dead flip. the latest on the situation on the ground including the leader telling everyone to go home. >> and later help me help you. testing out those virtual assistants that tech companies promise will change your life. what each friendly voice is actual good at. >> and new year, new barbie. the doll getting a makeover coming in all shapes and sizes.
the mix" on this friday, january 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, good morning. happy happy friday, everyone. we're going to get to our top story. last night's presidential debate. what did you think? >> it was interesting. they actually talked a lot of policies and there was an actual debate that took place and not one candidate dominating. > imagine that. >> seven of the top eight candidates shared the stage for the final debate before monday's high stakes iowa caucuses. but the front-runner was not there. >> donald trump, a few miles away. his hastily set up event planet to raise money for wounded veterans and helping him counter program the cable debate. >> brandi hitt was at the main stage detainee and joins us from iowa. good morning to ow, brandi. >> good morning, reena and kendis. there was clearly a different
debate with fewer attacks. more debating. donald trump making a clear point to not show up yesterday and yet, still his name came up several times. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> a republican showdown like no other in iowa. >> i kind of miss donald trump. >> i have not insulted donald personally and i don't intend to. >> reporter: front-runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate. >> has anyone seen trump? where's trump. >> reporter: and instead holding his own rally for veterans at the exact same time. >> we raised over $5 million in one day. donald trump gave $1 million. okay? >> trump clearly still upset over his feud with comoderator megyn kelly. >> i'm not going to do the debate out of respect for myself. >> reporter: across town, tremp's closest competitor in iowa ted cruz move front and center on the debate stage. >> everyone on then stage is stupid, fat and ugly and ben, you're a terrible surgeon.
trump portion out of the way ---ing. >. >> reporter: cruz also came under attack as a flip-flopper on amnesty for illegal immigrants. >> i was for amnesty. so was ted but now he said it wasn't so. that's not true. >> the truth is, throughout this campaign, you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. >> stop the washington bull and xwae let's get things done! >> this was a healthy debate here last night. tonight's dueling events were apparently a little too much to resist for mike huckabee and rick santorum. they packed things up and ended up going to the trump rally, reena and kendis, and standing with donald on stage. >> it was kind of weird to see santorum standing near the trump sign in front of him. i guess it was a party they couldn't miss. brandi, any truth to what trump said that fox news made a last-minute effort to try to get him there? >> reporter: yeah, according to
released yesterday, they had three conversations with donald trump leading up to last night's debate and according to the network, they claim that trump asked this em for $5 million to contribute to his charities for him to then show up. no. we can't do exchange money for you to show up to a debate. this is not going to happen and they copied to say they stick by megyn kelly and think she did a great job last night, reena and kendis. >> bill o'reilly oo even offered milk shakes to donald trump and he said no. thanks a lot. we'll talk with you soon. >> of course the debate and rumph's boycott comes just four days before the iowa caucuses. >> so how did this play out for each of the candidates? abc's deputy political director shushannah walshe joining us now. what a fun night. >> yes, what a night, shush. >> it was a bit tamer than usual. the candidates bd were landing blows later in the evening instead of right out of the gate
>> with trump out of the way, ted cruz was the next candidate in the lead. how did he fare in the debate. >> it wasn't his strongest night. he's very close in the polls in iowa with donald trump. and he really needsed to land a blow on donald trump who wasn't there. instead, it was marco rubio who took cruz on and even accused him of being able to do -- willing to do or say anything to get elected. so that was a pretty tough hit. >> now i secretly think jim gilmore is a dark horse in this race that's going to come back and get there. >> he was in the undercard debate. >> finally twitter went crazy. did any of the other candidates take advantage of the trumpless debate. >> i think marco rubio did. he was table to talk longer about foreign policy. the moderators showed some previous statements on immigration about ted cruz also. and, of course, immigration is a critical issue in iowa. >> sure is. speaking of iowa, does trump's boycott of this debate impact
is there any signs of this? >> i think we're only going to know monday night. if he wins, we can a maybe it was a brilliant strategy. what donald trump is trying to do is trying to freeze the field. now, of course that isn't how time works. but if he's successful monday move. if not, people will say why did he decide to skip it. >> it was interesting to see him not there on stage. as for the democrats, sanders is hoping for a large turnout, as well, correct. >> yes. as is donald trump, they need the first-time caucusgoers to turn out. if you're seeing a large or larger crowd on monday evening, it may be a good sign for both bernie sanders and donald trump. >> that's so interesting. we've been talking so much about iowa.about right around the corner, next stop is new hampshire. what's really the key in new hampshire? what do we need to look out for here? >> new hampshire is a critical state. i think that after the new
see a winnowing of the field. it's a very different electorate than iowa. you're going to see the more establishment, usually the person that leads there. but we're seeing donald trump, as well. >> fascinating times though in the campaign cycle i think. >> absolutely. >> the primary season about to kick into high gear. thank you very much. abc deputy political director shu shanna walsh. >> after all this time, we're down to three days before the final votes get under way. let's move on now, thank you. to the latest on the zika virus. the head of the world health organization sounding the alarm saying it's spreading explosively. and an emergency w.h.o. committee will meet monday to decide in the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. here in the u.s., at least 31 cases in 11 states and late last night, the first cases in boston. all contracted before coming
this map showing the parts of the country authorities say are most vulnerable. the secretary of defense taking steps to make the military more family friendly. ash carter saying that he will double the length of fully paid maternity leave to 12 weeks. carter also says that he intends to work with congress to expand time off for new fathers and for those who are adopting. he's directing the military services to expand the hours that military child care facilities are open. the detroit teachers union is suing the school district for what it calls deplorable conditions. the union's demanding immediate funding to fix crumbling buildings, accusing the district of neglect. student and teacher safety. the system has also been plagued by rolling teacher sickouts forcing dozens of schools to close on any given day. classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. at least 145 people were made sick from the leak yesterday.
hospital and then released. and a mystery solved this morning after the new york area was rattled by what felt like an earthquake. did you feel this. >> i didn't feel it. the shaking was felt from southern new jersey to connecticut and even some people in long island mentioned this he felt it. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms caused by fighter jets conducting supersonic defts off the coast which broke the sound barrier. >> as you can imagine, 911 operators were overwhelmed with calls and social media buzzing with speculation. >> i guess i didn't realize that it's an unusual thing for you to it over land. >> it happens daily. they do these flights all the time. >> it's very customary for it to happen over the ocean but you know, for us to feel it and hear it so close to land, interesting into you're not troubled neither one of us heard it. >> no, that just means our sleeping pills had kicked in. that's all. coming up, the new
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days ago, when heavily-armed ranchers took over this wildlife refuge, paralyzing a small community, appears to be almost at its end. >> we never wanted bloodshed. we verbalized this many, many times. and we continue to do so. >> reporter: investigators out here are conducting a full investigation into exactly what happened. meanwhile out at the compound, we now have reports of perhaps as few as five milt tants left raising hopes this long siege may soon be over. neal karlinksky, abc news, burns, oregoning. > incredible video. >> coming up in our next half hour, a major development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch back in the u.s. this morning after weeks on the run in mexico. what kind punishment will he face now? >> first, putting those virtual assistants to the test. siri versus core tan nab versus google.
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assistants on our smartphones. apple has siri, google has google, microsoft has core tan fla. reporter brian chen created an experiment. he asked the virtual assistants to complete 16 tasks in categories like music, productivity, travel and commuting, dining, entertainment and sports. >> apple was really good at productivity things like calendar and e-mail. google is much better at commute related tasks like mapping. microsoft was pretty mediocre across the board and alexa which is really, really good at music so despite them all claiming they're all pretty good at everything, they're all pretty focused and concentrated on certain tackles. >> reporter: so we decided to conduct our own experiment putting three virtual assistants up against each other with one of chen's questions about the super bowl. >> hey, siri, who was playing in the super bowl. >> super bowl 50 will be played on february 7.
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this morning on "world news now," the republican showdown in iowa. like no other. front runner donald trump boycotting the fox news debate, pushing ted cruz front and center. we're live in iowa. >> the alarming new warning about the zika virus. the head of the world health organization describing it as spreading explosively. how it spreads and how you can protect yourself and your family. >> and new this half hour, the new development in that case of the affluenza teen. >> ethan couch is back in the this morning in fort worth, texas, the new punishment he's looking at now. >> arguably could be many people's worst nightmare right here. a stage full of donald trumps
the story behind this video ahead on the "skinny." it's friday, january 29th. ahead on the "skinny." >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we want to get right to it. our top story this morning, last night's unusual republican debate. seven candidates showing up to make their case before monday's >> unusual because the front-runner donald trump did well, he just wasn't there at all. >> no, trump was a few miles away holding his own event after a standoff with the debate host fox news, he insisted megyn kelly be removed as moderator after she called him out at the first debate. >> so fox said no to that. so trump held his own show right around the corner. abc's david wright has that story. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> reporter: at this last iowa debate --
donald trump for once was not center the stage. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to we always had such a loving relationship. very much the center of attention. >> let me say i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> reporter: trump went rogue, holding his own event for veterans ten minutes away in des moines. >> fox has been extremely nice and the last number of hours actually. >> reporter: and over on fox, the last gop debate minus the gop front-runner. but center stage this time was ted cruz who is now running second in iowa. >> chris, i would note that the last four questions have been rand, please attack ted. marco please attack ted, chris please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted. >> reporter: trump's decision
candidates, ostensibly because he doesn't like the moderator. the latest iowa polls show him slightly ahead but everyone's waiting for saturday when the des moines register re-lees its poll. >> it's one of the more fascinating campaigns i've watched. i don't think i've ever seen something like this on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: so it's a little early to call it just yet. i'm david wright in new york. >> a fascinating debate. we want to get a little bit more on this right now. abc's brandi hitt was at the actual debate and joins us now from des moines in the early morning hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. >> what's the reaction there? was there a clear winner from last night, do you think? >> reporter: you know what, a lot of people are talking and a lot of analysts agree that marco rubio had a great night. you had rand paul who got loud cheers from the crowd because he had the most supporters probably there in the room. there's donald trump who wasn't even there but still possibly a big winner because not only was he the first issue discussed, his name came up so many times,
the stretch of the debate, he was also one of the top candidates trending on google all night long. >> and brandi, you're going to be there straight through the clean-up effort, as well, that's going on behind you. but through the long haul. but do you get a sense that tonight's move hurt or helped trump? >> reporter: that's the big question. yes, we all come in like a big swathe of people and get the heck out of here very quickly, right? when it comes to hurting or helping, trump supporters say he did the right thing by holding this rally. his opponents say this was a huge mistake. we don't know the till early poll numbers come out or possibly obviously when the caucuses happen on monday. he needs to convince all of those people who are supporting him to show up. this isn't like a normal election. you have to show up at a very specific time. where i'm from in california, you can go to the poll in the morning or in the evening or during your lunch break. here in iowa, you show up in the evening rain or shine.
to go out and turn out for him, he's not going to win iowa, reena and kendis. >> fascinating. we hear there could be snow. we look forward to her reports. >> hopefully she helps those folks cleaning up behind there, as well. turning now to the other top headline this morning, the four remaining militia members at the oregon wildlife refuge say they'll leave if no one is arrested. the group's leader ammon bundy has urged everyone to go home. the fbi meanwhile released this video which shows group member lavoy finicum being shot by state police. they say he was killed after twice reaching for a loaded >> the world health organization meets monday to decide whether to declare a global health emergency over the zika virus outbreak which the head of the w.h.o. says is spreading explosively. brazilian officials have linked the moss quit tote born illness to babies born with small or deformed heads.
brazil and filed this report. >> reporter: fabiola takes me to her home in rio. she's a physical therapist, five months pregnant with her third uh-huh. to keep away the mosquitos? and now spending her hard-earned income on insect repellants. she's most afraid for her unborn baby. zika may be linked to microcephaly. thousands of babies here in brazil have been born with the tiny heads that indicate severe brain damage. up to 1.5 million cases of zika so far here in brazil. it's spreading in 23 areas across the americas. the world health organization expects 3 to 4 million cases overall, saying, the level of alarm is extremely high. in the u.s., at least 31 lab confirmed cases in 11 states. all people who traveled to affected areas and returned. and state health departments will be required to report all new cases to the cdc. there's no vaccine yet. no treatment. the brazilian government spraying for mosquitos.
is to avoid getting bitten. our team here keeps applying repellant. as does fabiola. >> and for people who have traveled to zika affected areas, when you return home, if you have any symptoms whatsoever, see your doctor and get tested because if a mosquito bites you, it could then spread the infection to other people. you'll needed to use repellents as will those around you. dr. richard besser, abc news, rio de janiero. >> that's the news officials in rio want with the blocks coming -- with the summer olympics coming up. connecticut and missouri have joined the list of states affected by a deadly listeria outbreak. one person died and at least 15 have been sickened after eating salad produced by a dole foods facility in ohio. according to the springfield sun, inspection records show that facility did have proper procedures in place to prevent illness. well, it seems barbie isn't the only one getting a makeover these days.
brand mascot. >> yeah, to go along with its new marketing plan touting more natural flavors the company is using a more natural rabbit, a real long eared bunny named cinnabun. >> that's the best they could do, cinnabun. >> copyright infringement. the houston-based bunny zoomed to the top of the nationwide contest beating out 7500 other rabbits to become the new trix rabbit. >> brian, our producer is saying cinnabun. this is cinnabun. the other one is cinnabon. i guess they thought that one >> i guess they still have a case. >> he was fun. >> i don't know. >> cinnabon is for adults. the other one. >> the trix are for kids? yeah. coming up, what's next for the affluenza teen? ethan couch is set to face a judge later today. how much more time he may have
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kantner died in san francisco last night from organ failure and septic shock. the guitarist and songwriter endured with almost every incarnation of that band and was behind stuff classics as "white rabbit" and "somebody to love." great hits that we all remember. >> so sad about the passing. you get to relive their music again, reexperience it. >> we've gotten to relive a year. too many. >> the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. simpson may be suffering from the degenerative brain disease cte. dr. bennett omalu tells "people" magazine that he wouldn't bet his medical license on it but says it wouldn't be out of the question. in 2012, simpson actually considered arguing that he had a brain disorder when asking for a new trial on kidnapping charges nrns nevada. police searched a property
looking for a sund missing for more than four years, talking about lauren speier. she was a student at the university of indiana and vanished after a night of partying. the new raid took place at the residence of a man arrested in august and who had numerous sex-related convictions. authorities say the search yielded nothing. there's a new development in the case of that so-called affluenza teen ethan couch. >> that's because after weeks on the run and then in custody in mexico, couch back in the u.s. in texas where he faces a judge this morning. so what kind of punishment does he face at this point? here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: ethan couch escorted into the very place he allegedly tried to flee. a tarrant county jail. the millionaire's son, with the shaggy beard, bundled back to the u.s. by mexican officials. couch in coach. and later escorted between two u.s. marshals after arriving in dallas. >> i'm relieved for the victims, who continue to need somebody to represent them. those victims that need a voice. >> reporter: in 2013, the
drunk driving wreck. during sentencing, his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too spoiled by his parents to know right from wrong. the judge gave him only probation, ten years. authorities say he and his mother skipped probation, crossing the border into mexico. in a hearing, the judge could decide to keep ethan couch locked up until his 19th birthday. he has already spent more time in detention since his flight to mexico than he ever did after killing those four people. matt gutman, abc news, fort worth, texas. >> when we come back, donald trump makes out with himself. a lip sync battle. >> and a lesbian screen writer firing back at the academy for getting the boot because she's the wrong kind of minority. interesting "skinny," next. >> announcer: "world news now"
>> this is last night's episode of "lip sync battle many on spike tv, and it featured what could be best described as a democrats' worst nightmare. josh gad dressed as donald trump performing you see there, it's the ode to self-love. >> i touch myself. it's "i touch myself." i don't know anybody else when myself i touch myself, i touch myself i touch myself >> oh, my god. >> that's right. >> that's "the big bang theory's" johnny galecki making out with josh gad and they soundly trumped the competition. big bang theory's kaley cuoco. >> just for the record, i was naming the title of the song. i wasn't asserting anything
>> okay. >> this is entertaining. next, oscar outrage. >> you liked that one? >> the academy of motion picture arts and sciences taking steps to redress the lack of diversity in this year's class of oscar nominees. now, of course, it's sparking a blowback from at least one lesbian oscar voter. screen writer patricia resnick who made a name for herself writing one of the decade's defining comedies "9 to 5" at the age of 27 starring dolly parton, lily tomlin, and jane fonda. she worked as a consulting producer for "mad men" and has written an open letter to the academy upset about the being replaced by younger members. she writes replacing sexism and racism with ageism is not the answer. the problem is with the motion picture business decisionmakers, not the academy members."
saying, " i'm angry and ashamed of the academy." a lot of angry people you don't think about that have come out talking about the situation and is this right way to approach redress the -- >> i don't know if it is the right way to fix it. i mean, tyler perry's movie is going to be oscar nominated next year the way we're going because of this back flash. >> it will be an interesting night with chris rock. >> absolutely. next, kim basinger is set to play another steamy role. >> the l.a. confidential actress has been cast as the newest main character in the 50 shades franchise. hard to believe she's 62 years old. she will be playing the role of elena lincoln in the upcoming sequel "50 shades of darker." she's the protagonist of christian gray's business partner and his former lover. she also happens to be considerably older than his 27 years. >> so that said, there's been some rockiness between the cast and the crew from the first installment.
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virus to new geographical areas with little population immunity is another cause for concern. >> take a look at there map. that mosquito is found in every country in the western hemisphere except for canada and chile. >> it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. we don't arm up and rebel. this can't happen anymore. this can't happen in america and it can't happen in harney county. >> they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it. so it depends on what you believe. >> i'm an african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can >> probably i won't be doing the debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? >> if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired.
in iowa if the voter turnout is high. >> you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. and we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country. >> they say trump and his trumpeters are right winging bitter clinging, produced clingers of our guns, but he can kick isis ass because he commands fire. >> i hope nobody's allergic to nuts because we got a big one here. >> they did do a great job. >> absolutely. a busy week ahead coming up. of course, we have the caucuses on monday, pro bowl on sunday. we continue to monitor this really big story. four people sitting in a truck in great falls, montana. >> you love your great falls. >> yes, hoping to outlast three others to win that right now, they're sitting there. >> come on, folks, just come home. just come home.