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you know how idle hands are the devil's workshop? well, the idle sports media can cause some problems, too. we just can't help ourselves. it's unpredictable...wait until about a week from now. that's when the so-called super tuesday on march 1st...could force major change this weekend eliminated the chance of another bush-clinton battle. and it also left no doubt donald trump and hillary clinton are the candidates to catch in the race for president. jennifer johnson has
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fresh off his big win in south carolina... "we had such an amazing victory yesterday - incredible!" donald trump campaigned sunday in georgia...a super tuesday state. trump beat second and third place finishers marco rubio and ted cruz by a substantial 10 percent margin. the often-brash businessman now says he needs to start acting like a commander-in-chief. presidential candidate :xx- :xxsuper already on screen in upper corner - fox news sunday "i think i'll be very presidential at the appropriate time....right now i'm fighting for my life." rubio says gop voters have to be careful. presidential candidate :xx- :xxsuper already on screen in upper corner - abc this week "the consequences are extraordinary if we get this election wrong....and republicans need to nominate somebody who's going to unify this party, grow the party and who's going to win this election." ted cruz, who came in a close third, is not concerned. presidential candidate :xx- :xxsuper already on screen in upper corner - abc this week "our game plan from day one was to do well in the first four states and consolidate conservatives to go forward into super tuesday and we're positioned ideally to do exactly that." after a poor showing in south carolina....jeb bush has ended his presidential campaign. "thank you so much" in
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democratic caucuses. clinton and bernie sanders square off next saturday in south carolina's democratic primary...sanders campaigned in that state sunday. "i look forward to just seeing what they have to say in this last upcoming week." clinton says she knows she still has a trust issue with many voters. audio outcue: jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. but all eyes are really on super tuesday - march 1st - when more delegates can be won than on any
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with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses, just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti."
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feel like a hollywood insider
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first sprint cup race of the year and also the most important race of the year. 500 miles of pure speed. and it all comes down to the final lap. denny hamlin in the number 11, makes a huge move, almost cut off by matt kenseth...kenseth almost wrecks, but its neck and neck to the checkered flag. hamlin and martin truex...who's the winner? another look. hamlin wins in a photo finish, by 1 hundredth of a second. closest finish in daytona 500 history. how about some outdoor hockey? blackhawks and wild playing in tcf bank stadium, where the golden gophers play football.
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head coach. 1st period. ryan carter, no..stopped again. but matt dumba lights the lamp. 1-0 wild. minnesota puts on a show in front of the home crowd. 6-1 the final iowa wild on the road in in the 3rd, tied at 1 with the admirals for the 3rd time in the last 5 games jameel mckay does not play for iowa state. first it was suspension, but last night coaches decision mckay suited up, warmed up with the team, but never took the floor. iowa state officials repeatedly said mckay was not suspended, but when your best rebounder and shot blocker doesnt play, it might as well be a suspension. head coach steve prohm would not elaborate on the reason for the
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iowa state didn't need mckay last night against tcu, winning 92-83. georges niang led the way with 27 points, 24 for abdel nader and 23 for deonte burton. the horned frogs made a couple runs, but the offense carried isu in the 2nd half. quick turnaround for iowa state. on the road tomorrow night at 10th ranked west virginia hawkeye women get a much needed win at home over indiana, 76-73. 19 points for ally disterhoft.
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4th q. down 2. not anymore. patrick christopher buries the 3, energy up 1. under a minute to play. tied at 78. christopher, rainbow the fade away drops in. iowa with a solid road win 84-80 over westchester. the southeast polk wrestling train rolls on with another championship. thats 3 traditional titles in the last 4 years. championship celebration this afternoon at the high school. students, parents, fans welcomed the rams after another solid tournament. southeast polk didn't have any individual champs, but tons of depth which all added up to another 3a
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how about baseball in february. iowa at dallas baptist. top 7 - nick roscetti rbi ground out scores corbin woods scores. game tied at 1 but its not enough. dallas baptist sweeps the season opening series from iowa, 4-1 the final today. before we go... a zoo in boston
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super cute baby nigerian dwarf goat last week. the goat's name is chew-bacca. she weighs just four pounds and was stating up within hours of her birth. the zoo says chew-bacca is bright, alert and active. usually less than two feet tall. milk high in some dairies use them to make cheese. coming up tonight at ten... how
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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 locked up, or can he, will he be stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar question. is hillary clinton slowly making
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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 tighter, and he knows it. 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
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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. >> reporter: exit polls showing 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. and nighter do his 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
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south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and they mostly did not decide for donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in 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, aboutbut we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow, today courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina.
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voters who largely delivered clpt's victory, choosing her by a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, 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
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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 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 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. nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay
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he has a sharp wit. a winning smile. and no chance of getting an athletic scholarship. and that is why you invest. 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
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>> i'm not ready. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new one. >> the video has had well over 2 million views on facebook. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl 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.
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have a great night. what is going on? why are they calling for crime scene tape? i felt helpless. i started crying and screaming because i knew it was my worst fear. >> a beloved couple found murdered.
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personal. >> their bodies found in their home along with a lifetime of curiosities. >> i remember seeing bayonets and cannonballs and all kinds of stuff. >> was there any connection between the memorabilia and the murder? >> did you ever wonder about that stuff there? >> it was time for police to start collecting suspects. >> who was going to benefit by these two deaths? >> jessica was the only child. >> the sole heir? >> the sole heir. stood to gain? important piece of evidence in the case. >> the clue that would reveal a mind blowing betrayal. >> i don't know how someone could have predicted this. >> but first, a very different kind of "dateline" mystery. one every family needs to see. >> she was a rare gem to have as a friend. and we're lucky to have been with her.


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