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making news in america this morning, another win for donald trump taking the nevada caucuses and winning big with large groups of voters. we're live in las vegas with the latest on the race for the white house. deadly storms, tornadoes ripping across the south overnight. thunderstorms bringing hail and heavy rains. the system with more than 40 million people in its path. prison fight. president obama's plan to close guantanamo bay. the swift reaction from his
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from las vegas. >> reporter: reena and kendis, entrance polls showing the caucuses were marked by new highs. they helped vault donald trump to victory. the top candidates spoking to their supporters last night. >> we love nevada. we love nevada. thank you. it's a great state and they have great people and i was so proud. you know, i went to caucus. i was all over the place tonight. the people are amazing. the enthusiasm. we won the evangelicals, we won with young, we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> we can't just elect someone that's angry. we have to elect someone that will make a difference and someone that will win and you know why we're going to win if you nominate me, because i will unify this party. we can't win if we're divided against each other. >> the role of the first four primaries historically has been
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seen the first four states do exactly that, narrow the field. you can choose between two washington dealmakers. or one proven consistent conservative. >> now, there were just 30 delegates at stake in nevada. up next for candidates is super tuesday, march 1st. 11 states will vote and nearly 600 delegates are up for grabs. reena and kendis. >> late morning there in las vegas where they're still counting some of the votes. our thanks to lauren there. the republicans are fanning out now. trump to virginia today. others to texas. >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders looking to sway voters in the battleground state of south carolina. that's ahead of saturday's primary. >> the candidates did take part in a town hall event last night. we get the latest right now from abc's kenneth moton. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, shgs , kendis and reena. hillary clinton was fired up after a federal judge ruled the former secretary of state's top
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use of private e-mail, but ahead of this weekend's democratic primary in south carolina, the focus was on african-americans who make up more than half of the electorate. >> we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities. >> racism along with economic issue, educational issues and all the rest have to be addressed. otherwise, you know, we are never going to be the nation we should be. >> reporter: bernie sanders admitted he's got some work to do to connect with black voters. clinton got endorsements from black mothers who lost their children in high-profile killings and deaths. eric garner, trayvon martin, sandra bland. sanders also hit clinton on several issues involving wealthy donors demanding she release her wall street speeches but clinton said the real issue was having the best plan to crack down on wall street. reena and kendis. >> all right, abc's kenneth moton joining us live in washington, thanks.
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throughout the morning for more political coverage including a complete wrap-up of the nevada caucuses, results later on on "good morning america." well, now to the deadly weather sweeping across the south overnight as you can see in this radar, that severe storm system bringing thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain and possibly more deadly tornadoes to the rehman. >> today the storm system sweeps up from the gulf coast into the mid-atlantic and the northeast. more than a dozen tornadoes were reported late yesterday. such as the one that tore through a trailer park in louisiana. at least two people were killed and dozens others injured. seven of them in critical condition this morning. several people are unaccounted for. rescue workers are searching through the night for more victims. >> a lot of debris is piled up in areas. some of it we just couldn't really get down into and we're hoping that's where the dogs and some of the teams with more equipment, we could get down into those piles and try to find people.
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a tractor trailer knocked over onto a car. a tornado brought these strong winds to pensacola and another mobile home resident killed in mississippi. president obama's new plan to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, facing strong opposition. the most controversial part would transfer some of the detainees to prisons here in the u.s. such a move is against u.s. law. but the white house hasn't rolled out executive action against the president. the rest would be sent to other countries. the white house and senate locked in another battle over replacing the late justice antonin scalia. a defiant majority leader mitch mcconnell with his strongest words yet ruling out any action on whoever president obama nominates. person. president obama is expected to name a nominee in the next few weeks. some new details this morning about the man accused of killing six people in kalamazoo, michigan, last weekend.
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customer at a nearby gun shop and even stopped there just hours before his alleged rampage began. he didn't buy weapons or ammo on that visit, just a jacket, the owner says the uber driver appeared to be in good spirits. police still do not have a motive. well, now to the showdown between apple and the fbi over a smartphone privacy rights. about 50 people showed up outside an apple store in san francisco. but that was one of the bigger crowds. the internet rights group fight for the future organized the protest and had hoped to support support for apple in its fight with the fbi over unlocking a phone used in the san bernardino massacre. apple said doing so would set a precedent. the fbi director says the bureau wants help in just this one case but in court documents apple says that's not true. the justice department is seeking similar help in about a dozen other cases but none apparently involve terrorism and most are for older ios phone software easier to unlock.
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u.s. all the cases involve men who visited areas with zika outbreaks and may have infected their female sex partners. according to the cdc, that suggests sexual transmission is more likely than previously thought. well, a jury says johnson & johnson must pay $72 million for a woman's death from ovarian cancer. the alabama woman had blamed her illness on years of using the company's baby powder and shower to shower products. johnson & johnson's faces hundreds of lawsuits saying it fail ed ed to warn consumers a talc based product could cause cancer. the alabama woman filed the suit before she died last fall. "consumer reports" is out with its annual rankings of the best new cars. the top five include also luxury cars. audi followed by subaru, lexus, porsche and bmw. the top ranging domestic brand is buick at number seven. "consumer reports" considers performance and reliability
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kennedy cousin michael skakel is back in court this morning in the connecticut supreme court. prosecutors want to reinstate the murder conviction against skakel for killing his neighbor, martha moxley, when they were in their teens in 1975. he was found guilty of her murder in 2002 but granted a new trial in 2013. he's been free on a $1.2 million bond ever since. and several top figures of a polygamist sect in utah will make court appearances today to face fraud and money laundering charges. they were taken into custody yesterday at their compound along the utah/arizona border. among those arrested were two brothers of sect leader warren jeffs in prison for child sexual assault. federal prosecutors say the suspects tried to defraud a food stamp program and hid the proceeds. more testimony today in the $75 million lawsuit by sportscaster erin andrews, at issue those naked videos of her that were posted online. the "dancing with the stars" co-host was in a nashville court
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andrews blames a hotel manager for not keeping her safe by allowing the man who eventually pleaded guilty to stalking her to stay right next door. >> they cannot step into her shoes and understand the humiliation that can come from the violation of a standard of care. it's not in their dna to understand it. >> the attorney for the hotel companies andrews is suing told jurors that while the incidents were terrible, andrews' stalker is the only one to blame. the friend of a california teenager who found instant fame with a viral video has become the victim of a dangerous prank. the so-called damn, daniel video about a high school freshman's outfits has been retweeted over 300,000 times. well, now the teen who made the video has been targeted in a s.w.a.t.'ing incident. police swarmed his home after someone made a hoax call to 911
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the family told police they've been receiving strange calls since the video went viral. well, a seattle area couple has died after a powerful explosion ripped apart their mobile home. the blast in port orchard was so powerful, it sent debris 30 feet into the air. people up to eight miles away from shaken by the explosion. developers from the atf have joined the search for a cause. the house was heated by propane and one fire official said leaking fuel could have caused the blast. excuse me. two workers found themselves stuck on a scaffold more than 60 feet above the streets of midtown manhattan. they were replacing glass panels when the weather got nasty, so they decided to come in and the scaffolding didn't move and they were stranded for an hour. firefighters cut a hole in a window to bring them to safety. the scaffold's operator said the rescue was not necessary. okay, so once again let's return to the safety of the studios and terra firma for some sports highlights. >> also again we get those from
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>> he's stan, i'm neil. he has an nba highlight. i have a college highlight. >> we got the rockets and jazz currently battling for that eighth spot in the western conference. top 18 make the playoffs, of course. less than 20 seconds left in overtime. derek favors on the offensive glass puts the jazz up by three. last chance for the rockets. trevor ariza gets a look. no, sir, rebound out to jason terry, can't hit it from the corner. james harden had 42 points. his eighth 40-point game tied stephen curry tied for the most in the nba, but the jazz got a little from everybody. five jazz players with at least 15 points and they win it by three. what if i told you i got a cat making a 70-foot shot? is that something you'd be interested in? >> oh, yeah. >> vanderbilt on the road at florida. cue up the commodores.
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>> josh henderson just whipped it, look at it, just boom. i mean, stan and i tried half-court shots. they were hard and look, that kid didn't even jump. strong like ox. vanderbilt got the win too. >> they needed that win too. >> yeah. >> trying to get into the ncaa tournament like a lot of teams at this time of year. >> in awahoo stop in at murphy's and say hi to don. >> back to you. >> stay hi to don. celine dion's triumphant return to the stage for the first time since her husband's death. lego newest figures including a stay-at-home dad. ntire full size nutritional drink can be a challenge. try new boost compact nutritional drink. the only drink that provides complete nutrition in half the size of other nutritional drinks. boost compact is filled with 10 grams of protein, plus 26 vitamins and minerals including calcium and vitamin d, to help you get the nutrition you need. try new boost compact nutritional drink today.
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time for "the pulse" and we're going to get started with an emotional return to the stage for celine dion. it happened last night in las vegas. her first concert since the death of her husband last month. >> the show started with a written message and a video collage of their moments through the years. after dion sang her first song she talked about missing her partner of 21 years and that she is sure he still hears her then dion paused and told the fans shaefs hearing him saying, quote, zip it and start singing. at least she has a great sense of humor. such a huge loss for her?
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next up lego is calling its newest attempt to stay in tune with the world around us. yeah, you see these part, part of lego's city set. >> on the far left, mom with a baby bottle but dressed for the office, there in the middle a bearded dad doing the mr. mom thing, pushing a baby carriage. >> by the way you see the character on the right. it's a child in a wheelchair who also has a guided dog, not pictured there but the dog's part of the set. i love this. >> advancing, all right, very cool. this video is actually hilarious, budding artist in australia you might say going viral. okay, so the little girl managed to turn her sister into a zebra using permanent marker before being caught in the act. >> oh. mom is an artist so she obviously understands a creative impulse and doesn't seem too upset. come on, this video is so cute it was viewed more than 10 million times. you got to give it to the sister.
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like a zebra. >> she was saying she wants to do a zebra and the little australian accent, it was very cute. >> it was very cute. i'm hoping this isn't a sharpie because bathtime may have been super difficult. scrubbing all that marker down. >> all right. more news after this. i built my business with passion. but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy for my studio. and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back into my business... that's huge for my bottom line.
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hi. checking our top stories, another big victory for donald trump winning the nevada caucuses by a wide margin. marco rubio and ted cruz are battling for second place as the focus shifts to super tuesday. there have been at least a dozen tornadoes in the south causing deaths in louisiana and mississippi and destruction all along the gulf coast, more severe storms will be a problem through the night. well, there's strong republican opposition to the president's plan to transfer some detainees from guantanamo bay to facilities in the u.s. such a transfer is against the law but the white house has not ruled out executive action.
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today, snow in the eastern dakotas and from st. louis to chicago and michigan. severe storms in the south and heavy rain for the rest of the east but fairly warm temperatures. finally this morning he's been a fwiks tur on the american landscape since we all first saw him running through the streets of philadelphia as rocky balboa. >> adrian. >> brandi hitt looks ahead to sunday's oscars with stallone once again mock the nominees. >> reporter: rocky balboa an iconic movie hero with strength and heart. >> the champion. >> reporter: created by a man known as one of the most humble in hollywood. >> sylvester stallone in "rocky." >> back in 1977 he did not win the oscar for best actor or writing "rocky." but after shadow boxing with muhammad ali on stage, he was still appreciative. >> something i want to treasure for the rest of my life.
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thank you very, very much. >> reporter: now nearly 40 years later. >> yeah, i never thought i'd be able to cross this threshold again. >> reporter: back as rocky nominated for a best supporting actor oscar in the sequel idea creed." >> everything i got is moved on and i'm here. >> reporter: with his daughters by his side the hollywood heavyweight won his first golden globe last month and reflected on being absent during his quick rise to fame. >> then i realized that family is everything and that's the greatest award you can get. you get one chance at life and you better fight to keep it. >> people seem to be cheering for sylvester stallone. want to see him win because he's worked so hard for such a long time. >> reporter: when "rocky" the film's producers are seen pulling stallone on stage. >> i'd like to thank you for sharing your dream of "rocky" with us. >> reporter: sunday he may climb those stairs again this time for his own oscar.
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has been on the hollywood walk of fame more authorize man 30 years. a huge success grossing more than a billion dollars worldwide. brandi hitt, abc news, hollywood. >> hard to believe nobody wanted to make that movie. >> it was his passion project. re member, the oscars air right here on abc. live coverage starting at 7:00 sunday eastern time. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> h right now on eyewitness news this morning central florida is bracing for possible severe weather including a chance for tornadoes. people in the panhandle had to take cover from the twister that damaged building. we are tracking the system and parts of central florida under a tornado watch. >> drive-by shooting near bcu sent 4 people to the hospital.

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