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more delegates can be one then in any other season. yesterday hillary clinton edged out bernie sanders in the nevada caucuses. the margin of victory was much less than her campaign had hoped. interest has said he is playing political catch up. clinton has acknowledged she has a trust issue. gas prices are the cheapest since 2008. the national average bridge -- average is 1.77. with more and more cases of zika virus popping up around florida, orlando international airport is trying to curb this virus. let' s take a look at how officials are trying to increase
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it encourages foreign travelers to bring mosquito repellent with them. there are 26 official cases in florida. in uber driver is now a suspect in a deadly driving spree. it may have happened when he picked up other passengers.
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s deputy >> tonight, six people are dead, two others wounded, in a shooting spree in with michigan. now, cnn is reporting police say the suspect may have picked up over passengers between the multiple people at three different places last night in kalamazoo, michigan. reporter: the first shots were fired just before 6:00 saturday night at an apartment complex. gunmen shot the mother with her three children. 15 miles away, fired -- shots were fired at eight cart dealership. --
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15 minutes later, more shots. this time, at a popular restaurant. five more victims, for more debt. a 14-year-old girl reported to be killed, survived. she is in critical condition. in all, the shooter had eight victims. six people were killed. police arrested jason dole without incident. he is an over driver with ties to the community. he was a normal working family guy. >> i would never have suspected anything like that. reporter:
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authorities have searched his home and trying to figure out why he took so many lives. stewart: uber said they are horrified and heartbroken. police confirmed that he had no criminal record. we' re now hearing from the orange county sheriff still deputy who was run over while on duty. >> i have a fractured left foot. i have four stitches in my eye and i have quite a bit of swelling around my eye and into my head. stewart: peers went on to thank those who supported her after the crash on friday. he was trying -- she was trying to arrest juan carlos ortiz. let'
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today, this weekend has been perfect. eric: thankfully, today there were no warnings except go outside and enjoy. this is what we have for you at this late hour. the sun is sitting -- setting on the city. there are winds out of the south' s running at seven miles an hour. that' s other lien influence on the wins -- winds tells you what you need to know. you get the idea. we' re going to be running for the next couple of days above seasonal averages. look at what' s going on from the carolinas all the way back to texas. there is a line of moisture , occasional showers and clouds. that is beginning to gear up to be the next weather maker. not here in central florida, not yet. here'
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that is the trend all through the overnight. 68 degrees at 7:00. at 11:00, we get down to 63. a couple of degrees milder this evening. in marion county, it is 53-54 degrees. the d7 in claremont. -- 57 in claremont. 56 in longwood. it will get down to the cities -- 56 in deland. 60 degrees right on the water. 59 in brevard county. that high-pressure is still in control. it will begin to shaft -- shift our winds. upper 70' s, lower 80' s depending on where you are.
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other than that, it is all about that sunshine. if you are heading to the beaches, surfers are enjoying 3-4 feet. the wind does not mean it is great for surfing. we will watch out for a little bump if you' re heading on shore. low tide is that 1:3 9 p.m. just beware if you are going into those chilly waters. monday will be a beautiful day. looking at tuesday, the next-door the system continues to gear up towards louisiana. that storm system stays north but watch what happens wednesday. our next chance of showers and storms is moving through central florida. the severe weather threat for now is in the gulf coast. we will have to watch the evolution of the storm by wednesday. here is central florida'
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warm temperatures in the 80' s. thunderstorms on wednesday associated with a cold front. stewart, it is getting cooler for you. stewart: it is the race that everyone wants to win.
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates,
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>> you win this race, you are always introduced as a daytona 500 championship. -- champion. it is an elite membership. it was a spectacular day with sold-out grandstands. everyone had high hopes as 20-year-old chase elliott to the field. chase had his hopes dashed early. he loses control and lines up on the enfield, torn up by the turf.
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jr. he of course was fine, but no longer a favorite. pat: and at that and for danica patrick. he gets time to buy it greg the full. this was the closest daytona 500 in history. denny hemlin makes his move. they were side-by-side at this start of the finish line. he takes it by a hundred of the second. they were the winners for the first time. luckily , matt gave us the room when we did make it inside. it all worked out. the last lap happened so fast that i want to rewatch it to see
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pat: what a showing for the top three finishers in this thing. kyle busch was third. dale junior finished as well. we will host the -- oc will host the attorney. they have lost seven of their last eight games. they hosted told the on campus. it got off to a bad start. told the -- tulsa led at the beginning. unfortunately, they would get no closer. they are now losers of eight of their last nine.
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the lions defeating that team. what a finish of the daytona 500. highligh i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping
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>> the countdown is on. overnight, kelly tweeted from space, " day 330. " he is serving as master control in the experiment. he will return to earth on march 3. there. s the year. a couple of days, he would love that. stewart: speaking of beautiful pictures, if there is not a beautiful picture on the seven-day forecast, i will quit my job. we are talking about sunshine for the rest of the week.
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we will cool down a bit later. it' s beautiful. stewart: thank you so much for joining us. nbc nightly news is next. we' ll be back here for wesh 2 news at 11:00. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. on a night when donald trump is still riding high off a big victory in south carolina and jeb bush is out of the race, the question tonight, does trump have the republican nomination locked up, or can he, will he be stopped? and in the democratic race, a
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is hillary clinton slowly making her way to the nomination with a win in nevada yesterday? we begin tonight with katy tur in atlanta, where trump held a rally today. >> it's beautiful, thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter, and he knows it. to a crowd of more than 5,000 in atlanta. >> we won with everything, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won. >> reporter: trump sweeping all of south carolina's congressional districts, banking all of the states' 50 del grats, despite marco rubio's high profile endorsement and ted cruz focus on evangelicals. 34% to cruz's 26%. trump may have won, but it was a rocky week starting with him calling the last republican president a liar. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: by thursday, smearing the pope as disgraceful. >> no leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith.
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his last rally before the vote, recounting an internet myth praising mass killing by a u.s. general more than a century ago. >> and he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. >> reporter: exit polls showing that like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters decided on him months ago, meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous statements just didn't matter. and nighter do his inconsistencies. on republican hot button issues like funding planned parenthood. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good -- a really good job in a lot of different areas but not on abortion. so i'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. i am not going to fund it. >> reporter: and what he meant in a 2002 howard stern radio interview where he staid he supported the iraq invasion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: today unable to clarify where he stood. >> i really don't even know what, because it was a long time
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inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and they mostly did not decide for donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in georgia is any indication, the campaign is comfort they'll be able to do that. >> thanks so much. among the democrats, new momentum for hillary clinton today after caucus voters in nevada decided to place their bets on her. clinton's victory over bernie sanders puts her in a stronger position going into the democratic primary in south carolina next saturday. we get more on that tonight from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> is this a great night or what? >> reporter: after a decisive victory in critical nevada. >> some may have doubted us, about but we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow, today
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at a baptist church in south carolina. >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered clpt's victory, choosing her by a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, who released a new ad today. >> just like she's always stood with us. >> reporter: secretary clinton's embrace of president obama's policies as well as her increasingly up close and personal style may have also propelled her, evident during the nsnbc telemundo town hall, speaking to a woman who's husband had been deported. >> i want to tell you i will end the three and ten-year bar provision so that you do not have to face that ever again. >> reporter: but there were also obstacles she must overcome. latinos chose sanders by single digits, and younger voters picked the vermont voter by 72%. >> we will do well when young people, when working class people come out.
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celebrating her victory, but also questioning some polls, showing a sanders' lead among latinos. >> there's a lot of evidence we did very, very well with every group of voter. >> reporter: both candidates now looking forward to south carolina, where clinton has a big lead and super tuesday when 12 states will be in play. >> if she wins big in south carolina, as some people think she will do, then she's going to have tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super tuesday states. so i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> reporter: clinton is now on a two-day fund-raising swing in california, and while sanders outraised clinton for the first time last month, clinton has more than twice what sanders has on hand. kate. >> kristen welker, out of las vegas. thank you. when we come back, one little girl's emotional plea for president obama. you totaled your brand new car. p nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. p
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he has a sharp wit. a winning smile. and no chance of getting an athletic scholarship. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. this is of course president obama's last year in office, a fact that has at least one of his supporters quite upset. watch what happens when this 4-year-old girl's grandmother, caprina harris, explains that mr. obama will no longer be the president. >> no! >> i know. he can only serve two terms, and his term is up. >> no! no!
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we've got to vote for another president. >> i'm not ready. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new one. >> the video has had well over 2 million views on facebook. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl should dry her tears because i'm not going anywhere and that once i leave the white house, i'll be a citizen just like her, and when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. speaking of the president, a pair of bald eagles who happened to be known as mr. president and the first lady are nesting a pair of eggs at the national arboretum in washington, seen her on a 24-hour eagle cam. they're expected to hatch in the middle of next month. the eagles built their nest in 2014 and raised one eagle last year. these are the first bald eagles to nest in the national arboretum in almost 70 years. and that will do it for "nbc nightly news" on this sunday. lester holt will be here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new
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on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great night. what is going on? why are they calling for crime scene tape? i felt helpless. i started crying and screaming because i knew it was my worst fear.


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