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it's monday, february 22nd. coming up on "early today," breaking overnight. camille cosby forced to testify. the last-minute bid to stop today's deposition related to sexual-assault allegations against husband bill cosby. super tuesday a week away, the shrinking field pass the candidates spinning as they shore up support and money. a prayer vigil 24 hours after a shooter went on a rampage. new detail on this the kalamazoo killing spree. the coolest move and closest finish in daytona 500 history. the ultimate battle of wits and endurance. chess like you've never played it before. and one of the coolest white
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"early today" starts right now. i'm dara brown. breaking overnight, overruled. camille cosby, wife of bill cosby, is being forced to testify under oath later this morning. late sunday night a massachusetts federal judge denied an emergency motion to delay the deposition of bill cosby's wife. compelling her to answer questions related to sexual assault allegations against her husband. this is the latest of several motions lawyers for mrs. cosby have lost seeking to dismiss demands she be deposed in the civil case against her husband in which seven women claim he defamed them by denying their sexual assault allegations. mr. cosby has repeatedly denied the allegations made by dozens of women accusing him of sexual misconduct or assault dating back to the 1960s. he has counter-sued the seven women suing him in massachusetts claiming they defamed his character. it was a whirlwind weekend for the presidential candidates
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and a tight fight for second in south carolina. in the end hillary clinton and donald trump took the top spots in their respective races. the south carolina win rockets donald trump ahead with 67 delegates. ted cruz and murks a distant second and third. for the drams hillary clinton gained 22 in nevada giving her 67 to bernie sanders '52 ' 52. the south carolina primary, clinton leads sanders by 29 points going into saturday's matchup. crossing paths the republicans head to nevada for tomorrow's caucuses. most national polls show trump in front by a large margin but the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows cruz edging up to donald by 2 points. all are trying to position themselves best this week because looming large is next week's super tuesday where 13 states hold over 1,000 delegates on both sides. jeb bush is the latest
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carolina's heated race. marco rubio received a shot of adrenaline edging out fellow senator ted cruz by a razor-thin 1 percent and getting the endorsement of nevada senator dean heller. donald trump topped them all. nbc's katy tur has the latest. >> it's beautiful. thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter. and he knows it. playing 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 the state's 50 delegates. despite marco rubio's high-present file endorsements evangelicals. a voting bloc trump clinched, 34% to cruz's 26%. exit polls showing like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters decided on him months ago, meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous statements didn't matter. and ninetieth doer his
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flip-flopping again, 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: the 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. going forward since the field is winnowing he's going to have to gain, not just maintain, support. if this crowd is any indication the campaign is confident they will be able to do that. >> katy tur reporting. hillary clinton held on to a thin margin in nevada against bernie sanders. the campaign instagramed this photo captioned, a quiet moment before taking the stage. but after that it was anything but quiet. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> is this a great night or what? >> reporter: after a decisive victory in critical nevada.
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we never doubted each other. >> reporter: for bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow. courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina. >> brothers and sisters, we can do a lot -- >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered clinton's victory. choosing here by a whopping 76% to 22%. after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim cleburne and morgan freeman, who released a new ad -- >> just like she's always stood with us. >> reporter: there were also obstacles she must overcome. latinos chose sandishes by single digits. younger voters picked the vermont senator by. people, when working-class people come out -- >> reporter: both candidates 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
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into next weekend and the super tuesday states. i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> that was nbc's kristen welker. the latest in the standoff between apple and the fbi over apple's refusal to help investigators gain access to the i phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. last night fbi director james comey released a statement defending his agency's request saying, "we simply want the chance with a search warrant to try to guess the terrorist's pass code without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking a decade to guess correctly. that's it. we don't want to break anyone's encryption or set a mooster key loose on the land. maybe the phone holds the clue to finding more terrorists. maybe it doesn't. but we can't look the survivors in the eye or ourselves in the mirror if we don't follow this lead." apple said bite not comply with a court order to help investigators access encrypted data on the phone, arguing it would endanger the privacy of millions of its customers.
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victims of the december 2nd attack plan to file a legal brief in support of the government's request. 14 people were killed, 22 others were wounded in the mass shooting. uber has confirmed that jason brian dalton, the man accused of saturday's deadly shooting spree in calla kalamazoo, michigan, was a driver for the company. "uber is horrified and dalton did not have a criminal record. one man identified as derek said he rode with dalton after the shooting began but before he was arrested. >> i kind of jokingly said to the driver, you're not the shooter, are you? he gave me some sort of no lons, like he shook his head or said no and i said, are you sure? and he said, no, i'm not, i'm just tired.
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pretty normal conversation. >> authorities say there is no obvious motive for the shootings and police have recovered a 9 millimeter handgun and other evidence from dalton's car and home which they say was related to the shootings. in total six people were killed. a 14-year-old girl was originally pronounced dead over an hour when she suddenly squeezed her mother's hand just as doctors were preparing to remove her organs for donation. she was rushed into surgery. hollywood is suffering from a stunning lack of diversity in tv and film roles according to a new study from the university of southern california. researchers looked at more than 100 films and 300 series from 2014 and 2014 and found female characters filled only 28.7% of speaking roles in films. only 18% of all films and series were gender balanced. 28.3% of speaking characters in films and series were minorities.
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were identified as lgbt. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with your monday forecast. good morning to you. >> good morning. very warm weekend. a lot of record highs. now a rainstorm in the south. heavy rain this morning just north of houston. also northern louisiana and arkansas. eventually this rain is going to push into mississippi and alabama. that's where you need the umbrella. the heaviest rain in montgomery, mobile, especially north of mobile. possibility of 2, 3 inches. that's storm one. storm two behind that is going to be a bigger storm toward the middle and end of the week. that storm, mostly a warm storm, could give us severe weather tomorrow in areas of the deep south along the gulf. thunderstorms will head through the mid-atlantic region on wednesday. mostly a rain event. if we're going to get snow, illinois, indiana, michigan the best chance. the back side, snow showers. temperatures are starting warm but as that storm begins to move to the north it will draw in some colder air so below-average temperatures middle of the week in the deep south and a good
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country will be chilly by the time we head into next weekend. that's your national weather. here's a closer look at your day ahead. today the heavy rain this morning around shreveport and down towards houston, across louisiana, i don't expect much in the way of severe storms today but tomorrow watch that closely, areas like mobile, new orleans, through montgomery, alabama. amazing, last full week of february and not talking about any big snow storms, just rain. >> rain starting off on a damp spring coming our way. thanks so much. much more ahead on a monday, including sportscaster erin andrews heads to civil court in her peeping tom case, seeking $75 million. get ready to meet 106-year-old virginia mclaren. she tears up the internet. you're watching "early today." what sore wrist? what headache?
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andrews is suing for negligence, emotional distress, and invasion of privacy and seeking $75 million. survived barrett pled guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. dreams do come true. just look at 106-year-old virginia mclaurin who dreamed of visiting the white house and meeting the president. well, she's finally got her wish. >> virginia mclaurin? >> hi! >> how are you? >> i'm fine! >> oh, it's so nice to see you. >> it's an honor. >> you want to say hi to michelle? >> yes! >> slow down now, don't go too quick. she's 106. >> no, you are not, you are not. >> well, you've got to slow down. >> oh my goodness. >> thank you. >> i want to be like you when i grow up. >> you can. >> she's dancing. come on. what's the secret to still
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>> this is 7news now. >> clyde:>> sarah: good morning, everybody. 7news "today in new england" gets started in a few minutes. breaking overnight, a teenager stabbed in dorchester sunday afternoon has died. police have found a person of interest in the case but no charges have been filed yet. camille cosby will be questioned by lawyers today in connection with a civil suit against her husband. bill cosby is being sued for defamation. a judge ruled late sunday night she must take part in a deposition in springfield today. and donnie wahlberg is throwing his support behind a candidate for president. why he says he's voting for marco rubio and the surprising admission he made in front of a
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lambert with more on your forecast. beautiful weekend, chris. >> chris: spectacular. near 60 degrees on saturday. mid-50s on sunday. we had that sunshine. once that morning rain tapered off on saturday. really can't complain about the weekend we just had here in february. cooler day today, but seasonable levels. 36 degrees right now in boston. taking a look at the upper 20s to the north of us. cooler air will continue to work in through the day. so it sort of offsets any daytime heating we get. i do expect the numbers the stay close to 40 degrees this afternoon. the wind is out of the north, about 9mph in boston. 13 in worcester. not overpowering, but we have a north wind throughout the day. we have light rain trying to skirt the cape and the islands down through southeastern mass exiting east. in its wake, sunshine. this is the storm, one or two pieces of energy will start to work up the east coast that. will bring us a butt of precipitation as we get into the mid-week period. first butt of precipitation starts to work on in here late tomorrow.
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itself we'll notice the clouds increase with a better chance of light mixed precipitation breaking out tomorrow night. not a lot of cold air with this storm system, so we'll get a little light mixed precipitation tomorrow night and then the theme as we go into wednesday and thursday is to bring in mainly rain, although there still could be some icy spots north and west wednesday morning, but a better chance of a soaking rain rolling in here on thursday as temperatures surge. so near seasonable levels today. 42 for the high temperature. 38 tomorrow. more clouds around certainly during the afternoon into the evening hours. but overall today is a nice, comfortable day. southboundable. -- seasonable. a little cooler than yesterday. at least we're not looking at a big storm. "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: good morning. breaking news from overnight. a teen has new died after being stabbed on a busy street in dorchester. now investigators taking a person of interest into custody. >> sarah: also breaking
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a norwoodtarbucks leaving a hole in the restaurant. >> christa: and last-minute hearing happening in massachusetts before camille cosby answers questions about sexual assault allegations against her husband. >> sarah: details coming into the newsroom as the disectdor of f.b.i. weighs in on the debate over privacy and safety. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: it is monday. back at it everybody, after a week off for so many kids, at least in massachusetts. i'll take another like this weekend. want to order one up or what? >> sarah: beautiful, chris. tell us it will stick around. >> chris: copy, paste, copy paste, copy paste through the rest of february into march. good morning. beautiful weekend. 50s to near 60 degrees. cooler today but still a nice day. 36 in boston. 32 in worcester right now, and the kids back to school here. a lot of us back to work, as well. it's a cooler start.

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