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>> in the race for the white house, the presidential candidates speaking out after the south carolina primary yesterday. donald trump and hillary
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nevada. at a trump rally today, there was a light moment. >> they will probably sent here so we put them in our jails because to put them in our jails, they didn't pay the electric bill. >> lights going out there. it is reported a protester turned off the lights on trump. the billionaire businessman also appeared on meet the press today. he was asked about his support of planned parenthood. something many more conservative republicans oppose. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good... does a good job in a lot of different areas. i'm not going to fund it if it is doing abortion. i'm not going to fund it. >> trump says while he does have an advantage in the race, getting the nomination won't be easy. bernie sanders also appearing on meet the press also. talking about his tough defeat. >> we will do well when young people, when working-class people come out. we do not do well when the voter turnout is not large.
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large turnout. >> sanders also said that nationally, he is still doing well in the polls. and making progress with voters. >> and marco rubio getting some help in his run for the white house. from dorchester native donnie wahlberg: the former new kids on the block star endorsed rubio today. he says rubio can unite republicans. wahlberg previously supported carly fiorina. >> if you like the mild temperatures this weekend, we do have a brief boost in temps in store for this week. it also comes along with a whole lot of rain and wind. forecast coming up next. >> coming up next in 7 sports, we take you down to red sox spring training in fort myers, florida. pablo sandoval arrived today: and yes, hanley ramirez is trying to make that transition
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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>> a daring rescue after a major crash in california. officials say three cars crashed into one another on the highway, send sag truck... sending a truck over the side of the interstate. you can see the truck driver being pulled up out of that wreck. wow. officials say he and the other two drivers suffered minor injuries and are expected to be okay. >> all right. changing gears here. you know, we have been talking about how lovely the weather has been here this weekend. today, though, a little bit cooler and breezier out there. >> looks like things are going to continue to trend to the cooler side, bri. >> it is true. we had a weak cool front move in overnight last night. it takes a while for that cool air to mix down to the surface. breeze helped with that today. nevertheless, though, still above normal. we made it into the low and mid-50's for most of us. current temperatures holding
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still a pleasant evening to enjoy. it is back to normal tomorrow. as you can see. normal high this time of year, 40 degrees. yo see that mild day on thursday. up to 55. our midweek storm. that kind of tells you already, without spoiling the surprise rain than snow. in the meantime, though, you can see this energy that is trying to push in across the south coast of new england. overnight tonight. and that is the case. it does sneak far enough north massachusetts, through buzzards bay, cape and the islands, and there is a chance that those temperatures drop cold enough as well as that precipitation still going that we could see a little sleet mixing in there. some wet snowflakes as well. i really don't expect anything in the way of accumulation or causing any trouble for the morning commute tomorrow. because it is out of here by the time we head into work. 26-34 overnight. and then tomorrow, 36-44 for those highs. though after the clouds clear in the morning, we do get bright sunshine. that can easily make it feel 5-10 degrees warmer than the
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here sa look at those highs for tomorrow. 39 for worcester. 40 for boston. we are right where we should be this time of year. here is your brief shot at some precipitation. mainly rain overnight tonight. and then we stay dry monday, tuesday. but this midweek storm system, boy, it's been a tricky one to forecast. here is the thinking at this point. still, that track trending westward for us. that means mild temperatures. mostly rain for us. but it does have some overrunning precipitation which means that we have some moisture that is running into cold air. which does mean that the on-set of this snow and ice overnight tuesday into wednesday mainly inland could be the case. i don't think a lot in the way of anything piling up or causing problems. but still something we have to watch. changing over to all rain by midmorning or midday wednesday and then by the time we make it into thursday, we are not only expecting a whole lot of rain, but a whole lot of wind as well. a closer look at that timeline. tuesday at 10:00 p.m., we are seeing some snow that is moving into the western part of the state. and we are also seeing that
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that is what the pink color indicates here. that could also be sleet, freezing rain, a possibility. that mixes out, though, and changes to all rain as those temperatures get a boost by midday wednesday. and then again, as we make it into thursday, we keep that wet weather around. wind-driven rain is in store for us. now, i mentioned tomorrow, back to normal for us. there is your brief boost in temperatures with our wind-driven rain day on thursday. but those cold temperatures are back for us as we get into next weekend. we will have to brace for that roller-coaster temperature ride, it continues. . >> pablo sandoval rolling into red sox spring training today. the sox' beefy third baseman says he did not weigh himself at all this off season. he is not concerned about his weight. he says he just wants to be better at his position. along with sandoval's weight, the red sox are keeping a close eye on hanley ramirez and his transition to first base. fns after showing up to camp
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today with a trip to miami for the weekend. the sox' first full-squad workout is set for wednesday. and john farrell is especially interested in hanley's work at first base. >> we are talking about a career-long infielder getting back to the infield who feels most comfortable closer to the baseball. closer to the hitter in the box. we feel like the defensive side, the transition is going to come down to the nuances. the cutoffs and the relays. the foot work around the bag. the anchoring to receive throws. that is where the games in spring training will be pivotal for hanley. >> big show on sports xtra tonight. john farrell, once again, a regular guest on sports xtra this year. we will have his first xtra interview of the year. trey daerr goes one on one with david price in fort myers. david silverman joins us in studio for a closer look at the sox rotation and lineup. ian thompson in with the national perspective on the celtics with the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror.
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celtics look to rebound in denver with a loss. in utah on friday night. every game will be mag any tide the rest of the way for this team. the celtics enter the night in third place in the eastern conference. just three games better than the eighth place-bulls. there will be jockeying for position. much better start tonight. isaiah thomas picking on gary harris there. blasting past him. putting it off the glass. 18 points after one, the celtics led by. second quarter. turner dribbling his way through the entire denver roster. ending with the nice base-line finish and reverse lay-up. celtics led by as many as 26. right now, celtics lead 78-67 in the third quarter. college hoops: selection sunday. three weeks from today. northeastern looking to make run back to the big dance. sitting in the middle of the pack in the standings. visiting hofstra after trailing most of the game, david walker pulse up for three here. drills it. the huskies were within two. with 0 seconds to go in the
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northeastern puts the press on. forcing the turnover. the huskies cough it right back up here. hofstra holds on to win it 65-60. snapping northeastern's three-game winning streak. b.u. riding a 7-game winning streak. visiting buck nell... bucknell with first place in the patriot league on the line. john papali, leads the way again today. getting into the paint. nailing the flolter. for two of his 11 points. b.u. within one. in the second half, bucknell runs away with it. off the turnover here, the feed and the break. right to the rim with the slam. terriers fall 80-59. b.u. drops to third place in the patriot league. umass hosting george mason in the atlantic ten action. trey davis in the second half. averaging 19 a game. shows us how he does it. late in the first half, pulls up for the deep three. hits and draws the foul. the four-point play puts umass up by 14. davis drops 16. umass wins it 70-64.
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moving to 5 will have 9 ... 5-9 in the a-10. >> bergeron. to connelly! patrice bergeron with his 600th career point! connelly with the empty-net goal. and the bruins have a win to remember in dallas. >> bruins saving their best for last. wrapping up their season-long six-game road trip with a come from behind win in dallas last night. b's score six unanswered goals and take eight of a possible 12 points on this trip. brad marchand with two of those tallies last night. reaching the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career. many of those goals coming this month. ten goals in his last ten games: how about that? glen murray is the last bruin to eclipse the 40-goal mark. getting 44 during the 2002-2003 season. the nascar season starting up with the daytona 500. drama on the final lap.
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denny hamlin knocking kenseth out of the way. winning by inches. the closest margin in the history of the race. we don't always show you german soccer. when we do, it is a sick bicycle kick like. this thomas muller trapping the ball on his chest. flipping and scoring. the goal certainly, worthy of our play of the day. that is sports. we will have sports xtra tonight at 11:25. >> all right, joe. thanks. good stuff. >> 7 nupz at 6:00 will be
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>> 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 stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar question. 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
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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. >> reporter: and on friday, in 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.
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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. 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 ago and who knows what was inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's maintain support.
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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 courting african-american voters 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
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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, 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. >> reporter: today clinton 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
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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 it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay p three quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three quarters of a car? p now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. p i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels.
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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! >> it's okay. we've got to vote for another president. >> i'm not ready. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new one. million views on facebook. even the president himself
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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 york, and i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus. for all of us here at nbc news,
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