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it's wednesday, february 17th, 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 taking direct aim at donald trump. a rare moment of pope francis losing his cool and the reason why as he greets the faithful. plus incredible images of a driver going straight into a wicked tornado. and a world class athlete shares her darkest hour.
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more than 3,000 dog fweez name s it be named best in show. "early today" starts right now. closing in on the south carolina primary, republicans push back against critics. in the latest poll, the donald has a 12 point lead over sep nator disappointing fourth place trailing marco rubio. president obama weighed in on the race and a direct shot at the frontrunner, donald trump. >> being 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
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it's hard. that's from president obama. [ crowd boos] >> this man has done such a bad job and for him to say that is a great compliment. your arer lucky i didn't run last time when romney 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 be forgiven this 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 ]
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wage jihad on the united states of america, the answer is not to tweet insults at them. >> and cruz picked up two big 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 is 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
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>> later during a speech in harlem, clinton hit sanders again with a charge of being a single-issue candidate. >> it's not enough for your 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
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the late supreme court justice, ant nn onin scalia's funeral. 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 expect them to do their job as well. >> nbc's tracie potts is live in washington as well. now we have president obama taking direct aim at the republicans.
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sometimes we forget that he taught constitutional law. his argument that this is not a partisan issue, it's a constitutional issue. listen to his response to republicans arguing that a late-term president in his final 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
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although, he walked that back a bit. also, president obama saying that he will nominate someone who sticks to the law, even if 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 how long the planes with il s s will be deployed in a region.
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court papers reveal that they failed to provide voluntary assistance to unlock the cell 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 hold a mass today in the violent border city of juarez juare juarez. >> reporter: i think we'll hear the same message that's been consistent throughout his tour of mexico.
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one of help for immigrants along the boarder. there's going to be an interesting mix of theology and technology here later today. 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 on compassion to
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eliminate the crime, conditions boarder. >> i hear a lot -- [ speaking spanish] if the pope goes, things are going to change. and i remind him the pope is not good and he's not going to change things immediately, but over time. >> reporter: he's going to preach his message to mill yngz of yngz -- millions in juarez and in sun bowl stadium. a pontiff's historic visit. >> close to city mexico is 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
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and here in el paso, i'm jay gray. back to you. well, from incredible video out of florida. 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 from that same storm system, the severe weather across the south and florida. 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
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and near 80 in miami. out west, 91 in phoenix. 74 in l.a. and we're tracking rain and 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 and we're 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,
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. middle of school vacation week on a wednesday. loss ahead on "today in new england." >> sarah: here are some of the stories we're working on. breaking news this morning. investigators in randolph say one person was shot and killed outside a bar. state police and the district attorney were called to the scene. >> christa: and we're learning new details about what exactly caused that smoky situation on the orange line last night. the mbta says a panel fell off a train onto the third trail and two trains then ran over it. trains were inspected overnight to make sure other panels don't fall off during this morning's commute. >> sarah: and some wild winter storms causing damage in parts of massachusetts. part of a wall collapsed at a raynham car dealership, and in
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a tree and brought down power lines. >> kris:. >> christa: i'll tell you, my kids were so frightened by that. my son said, chris, are we going to get a tornado? seven years old and so scared. >> chris: you could hear the roaring of the wind. once in a while they came down and presented wind damage. no tornadoes, but we had strong wind out there. fairhaven 64-mile-per-hour gusts. rockport at 62. even the city of boston at 47 and worcester at 56. powerful wind gusts yesterday afternoon, last evening and about an inch of rain in a lot of town, boston, rockport close to an inch of rain. brockton picking up about an inch and a half. it came with downpours just in time for the evening commute. it was a slow go in the evening. 34 degrees in boston. 30 in worcester. 32 in norwood. temperatures close to freezing and maybe some patchy black ice around this morning. watch first step out the door. wind is out of the west at about 8mph. obviously that's a lot lighter
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had yesterday afternoon and last evening. boston to worcester dry. a couple flurries trying to get going out through western mass. there may be a passing flurry, but overall today partly sunny and a dry day. it looks like we'll continue to quiet weather over next few days. expecting mainly clear skies tonight. mostly clear skies tomorrow. could be a few clouds along the coastline. maybe a flurry or snow shower down across the cape. that should be it. temperatures starting off today right now in the lower 30s close to the freezing mark if not below it. by this afternoon, we're going to enjoy temperatures back into the lower to middle 40s with a good deal of sunshine. colder tomorrow. we're back down into the 20s for the lows and the 30s for the highs and again as we mentioned, quiet going into the weekend. we'll talk more on that seven-day forecast coming up. "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: breaking news first up at 5:00, a deadly shooting that happened near a bar in randolph. investigators on the scene all night trying the piece together the moments leading up to the gunfire.
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apple is refusing an order to access information stored in an iphone that belonged to one of the san bernardino, california, shooters. >> kris:>> christa: and mbta workers inspecting orange line trains after a smoky evening commute forces some people to get out through a window. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it is wednesday morning. great to have you here at 5:00 a.m. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's send it over to chris lambert with a check of the forecast. a lot warmer today than yesterday. >> chris: huge swings, up and down, across the area. over the weekend it was frigid. we had the coldest temperature in boston since 1957 sunday morning. then we were in the 50s starting off yesterday afternoon. and in the morning it was a little bit of a struggle to get temperatures above the freezing mark, but we did. 34 in boston. 30 in worcester. patchy black ice as some of the water has refroze overnight from yesterday's rainstorm. a couple flurries down across


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