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>> oh. >> that was our jeremy rhiner giving us a little science lesson and see that hot water evaporating immediately into a cloud of smoke, the water evaporates because of lack of water vapor in the air. and i remember a time that people posted these on youtube and not doing it correctly like jeremy, and hurting themselves. >> yeah, any time you throw boiling water in the air and that is dangerous. but that's cool, bri, you see that and these can create more interesting science projects. >> absolutely and you want detail of how that happens, on our website click on the weather link and read about it. and last night we had -4 and -9
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, we couldn't do any better than that. we know it's coldest since 1957 -16 in worcester, and there are cold temperatures but the winds are diminishing and the readings no where tonight where they were yesterday. clear and cold overnight, and you have clear skies and the temperatures will drop. we will make it to zero in many spots but boston right around 0 or a degree or two above it. and clear skies and turn our attention to what is next, the snow on the ohio river valley and that's what on the on-set and winter weather advisory tomorrow afternoon through
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snow, sleet and freezing rain. here's what we know, breaking it down in bullet points, coating to 6 inches is a possibility. sleet, freezing rain, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., and driven rain on tuesday. the cold air hard to move out, and while warm upstairs and cold downstairs and potential for ice secrete ing on side roads, and will be rain than snow by the time we make it to the height of this event. you see the temperatures dropping until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, and then tomorrow afternoon mid to upper 20s, and then here comes the snow. by 8 or 9 or 10 p.m., and look at the line of warmer air, we are near 40
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where we still see that close hanging on to 32 , you can get some of that ice that wants to stick. and that's freezing rain. north and west of 95, 1-2 inches and we will keep the more significant snow accumulation possibly 3-4 in the brookshire's. and tomorrow increasing clouds, and light winds, 26-31 are the highs a cold one and then get that warm up into the middle of the week, and the temperatures for the better part of the week stay at average or above. 7-on-7 forecast, wet day on tuesday and early mix next weekend. >> and now time for 7 sports. >> here with the shorthanded and
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streak of his career, 12 goals. >> brad marshan is in the mid-of career year. and hockey isn't complicated no matter how many score you can't win unless you can keep the puck out of your nets. bruins here on sunday, and marshan and tallies a goal seven straight and 13 in the last then games, and only the beginning. bruins up 2-1. krejci with a perfect feed to harrison. and bruins in control 3-1. detroit not going quietly. in the second red wings get four. knocking him out of the game.
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later in the second sideenberg out of the draw. and then in the third, from the dog house to the penthouse, and acted if place of bergeron. second of the year. bruins had five goals but detroit unloaded, 35 shots on the day. and this redirect is the game winner, 6-5 is your final. all-star sunday in nba, the celtics taking their game on a high note, in third place, and with a trading deadline. >> i don't want to give away the future for today. and we want to build steadily, we have tried to build for a couple of years, and hired brad and traded kevin and paul, and
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draft picks. to be patient. >> much more with wick, sitting down on a one-on-one interview and it may be hard to believe that pitchers and catchers reporting to fort meyers this week. eli carter trying to lead boston college to its first win against syracuse. bc within one and held the lead, but these guys too good for the eagles. boston college a dreadful 0-12 in conference play falling to the orange 75-61. umass taking the trip to the
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the first, and duquesne building a 12-point lead, but umass totally different team in the second, trey davis hitting the triple. game tied to 82, and heading into overtime and in the extra frame hines open for three, and nailed. 37 for hines off the bench, no pizza part for the dukes, umass winning. >> michigan state february 14, you think denzel valentine takes the play of the day, instead it's indiana's ogubili, play of the day.
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good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. supreme 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 nominate a replacement during this election season. however, the president has already said it will happen but in due time. kelly o'donnell is at the white house tonight and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of
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washington. 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 just make one point -- barack obama is president of the united states until january 20th, 2017. >> good evening, everybody -- >> reporter: president obama made clear he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities that 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 his third just, that 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
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>> reporter: 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 not going to be able to tip the balance of >> 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's only 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 right to exercise his constitutional responsibility which is to appoint members 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
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process, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. >> 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 all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our first message for the >> reporter: a catholic priest from a nearby church was summoned to administer last rites. justice scalia's colleagues on the court praised a towering 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,
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court without my friend. i will miss him baund all measure." the court often divided 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 if a democratic president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia, that would tilt the 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 on the court for the next generation or so. >> reporter: among
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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 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 as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate so far. >> justice antonin scalia -- 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.
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variation 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 lewd udicrous to suggest that russia could be a partner in this. >> jeb is 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 to rebound from his last debate came to bush's defense today blaming 9/11 on bill clinton's decision ton not to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to prosper and by 2001 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
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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. fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, stopping trump. probably my best performance. >> reporter: in a state where politics is a contact sport. 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
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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 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 york. 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. here we go, 5:00 in 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
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into monday night. new york city will also see 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? much. when we come back 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, 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 particles 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 dloif collapse to the -- cliff to collapse into the ocean. no reports of major damage or serious 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 illustrated in a new exhibit.
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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 the mediterranean to europe. 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. happy valentine's day to them and to all of you. that's going to do 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
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>> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actually think they read the wrong verdict? >> you feel so alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest. despair to hope. darkness to light. tonight, a fight for freedom, what happened to this teenager children. take notice. at 18, he was arrested for murder. adamant he was innocent. >> reporter: there was no physical evidence to tie 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.

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