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performance? and the multiple tributes that brought down the house. plus wicked weather causes havoc around the u.s. and a creature from the depths of the polar vortex. "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm dara brown. the battle lines have been drawn between democrats and republicans over who should fill the supreme court justice position after antonin scu nrksantonins skalia's call. >> the republicans should not allow it to happen. >> on the other side of the aisle, democratics are holding true that it's president obama's responsibility.
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down to something simple, doing his job and we expect the senate to do the same. >> the white house ads that the president will not announce a nominee until congress returns from break next week and does not plan to make a recess appointment, at least for the time being. tracie potts joins us from washington. >> reporter: we have to find out who the president is considering. but the top democrat says that he does have a list and names to talk about with president obama. but whoever the nominee is, republicans have firmly stated that they don't even want to give the nominee a vote in the president's final year and now we're getting a lot of push back
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and on the campaign trail. lehigh calls it irresponsible. unprecedented. on the campaign trail, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are crying against this. sanders says that they are cowards for at at least voting on who the president nominates. and you have republicans saying that it should not happen in the president's final year. actually, justice kennedy was confirmed by a democratic senate in president's reggen's final year, even though he was nominated a couple months before that. so, we're getting lot of back and forth on the campaign trail on whether or not this is even going happen. marco rubio says even if one is confirmed, it probably won't be in time to have an impact on this firm. so, the fight is on.
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>> so many if's. it's pretty amazing. turning now to the race for white house. former president george w. bush is standing shoulder to shoulder with his little bruthotherbrother, jeb bush. both bush 41 and 43 won south carolina's primary. but jeb's strategy may be too little too late. donald trump remains to lead the field. and meanwhile, trump being booed in recent debates. trump claims the republican national committee is can d faulting on its pledge to treat him with respect. >> the rnc better get its act together because i signed a pledge but it isn't being honored by them. the pledge isn't being honored
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they do a terrible job and remember what i said. remember in this room, i signed a pledge but it's a double-edge pledge. and as far as i'm conturnedcerned, they're in default. >> and nbc's dan scheneman has the latest. >> reporter: jeb bush got help on the campaign trail from his brother, with choice words for gop frontrunner, donald trump. >> in my experience, the strongest person isn't usually the loudest one in the room. >> reporter: he dismissed billionaire jeb bush's campaign. earlier in the day at a news conference, trump saying another rival, ted cruz. >> high does >> he doesn't even have the right to run or serve as president. so i will bring that lawsuit if
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>> this is the most rattled i've ever seen donald. >> reporter: on the democratic sooit side, former secretary of state, hillary clinton hopes to rebound after her loss to bernie sanders. >> i'm not a single-issue candidate. >> reporter: he took his campaign to michigan and said he met with families affected boo ithei by the water cries in flint. >> i just kamntdcame from one of the most difficult meetings i've ever attended. >> reporter: dan schenamen nbc news. last night the best of the best of the music world got together for the grammy awards. it featured epic performances
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lamar and taylor swift. here are some highlights. look in your heart all night long we going to be all right gone away for good easy rebel rebel
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york you can be a new man >> and the night wasn't without its mishaps, just ask adel, whose return was upstaged by a sound problem. after the show she tweeted that the mike fell on the piano strings, adding that she was going to treat herself to inand out burger so, maybe it was worth it. rihanna had to bow out at the it last moment due to braun kites. suspected tornados destroying more than a dozen homes in the pan handle and mississippi. and this captured the moment the a woman was pulled from the debris. rescuers formed a human chain. mississippi say homes destroyed, trees downed and
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it brought nearly four inches of fresh snow to the nation's capital. with fears of dangerous driving conditions. and meteorologist here with news of a major thaw. >> it's coming but that wild weather is still out there. we're tracking the same storm as yesterday. it's advanced slowly east. so, that snow in d.c., probably a lot of melting with temperatures back to the 50s. and the severe weather threat this morning across florida. so, watch out for significant impacts there. and a tornado watch that includes fort meyers. it's another difficult travel day for the east coast. new york, city, boston and d.c. all into the 50s, so no more snow and ice. that's limited to extreme inland sections here. near 90 in los angeles, lots of
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couple showers in seattle. and finally drying out in the niche, temperatures back to the 40s. we're finally changing up in the west coast, down to the 70s, rain and wind in the northwest as well. seattle. that's a look at your national weather, now here's a closer look at your day ahead. another soggy day across the northeast, wind and rain, temperatures in the 50s to near 60 in philadelphia. temperatures in the 30s in chicago. near 60 with sunshine in denver. so, one more rough day to get through and then things quiet down a bit in the east. >> i like that, 50s and sunshine. thanks so much. we'll be right back. what if one piece of kale could protect you from diabetes? what if one sit-up could prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia.
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one dose of the prevnar 13 vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, an illness that can cause coughing, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and may even put you in the hospital. even if you have already been vaccinated with another pneumonia vaccine, prevnar 13 may help provide additional protection. prevnar 13 is used in adults 50 and older to help prevent infections from 13 strains of the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. you should not receive prevnar 13 if you have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine or its ingredients. if you have a weakened immune system, you may have a lower response to the vaccine. common side effects were pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, limited arm movement, fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain, less appetite, chills, or rash. get this one done. ask your doctor or pharmacist about prevnar 13 today. announcement: this storm promises to be the biggest of the decade. with total accumulation of up to three feet. roads will be shut down indefinitely. and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red.
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one of the hospitals was support supported by doctors without borders who's accusing russia or syria for the attack. >> this has been a period of intensified bombing, particularly in the north of syria. we have condemned that in the strongest terms. >> this comes just days away from a ceasefire between syrian government forces and rebels that's supposed to go in to effect by week's end. the eagles death metal of paris return where hundreds were wounded. >> for lack of a better way to describe it, my friends died very beautifully, with great curage, so i'm not going to let the bad guys win. >> and the frontman says everybody has to have them. and halfway and.
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this morning "today" takes you behind the scenes at the grammy's for music's record breaking night. and the ap is reporting that the forward is dealing with a blood clot in his left calf. he had a similar issue last season. he's expected to discuss the use of blood thinners and a treatment. us mr.,plus, a night to remember for the u.s. women's soccer team, the 23-year-old scored five goals as they easily defeated puerto rico 10-0.
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hawks pulled away for the 94-67 blowout. the seventh ranked virginia took its winning streak to 18 games. they easily dominated north carolina state. and here's your ap top 10 basketball. villanueva remains number one. kansas got the other 21 first place votes, followed by a threw of former number one, oklahoma, iowa, north carolina and the rest. and just ahead, we remember prince's late protege vanity. plus, at the grammy's who killed the red carpet? and i'd like to... cut. so i'm gonna take this opportunity to direct. thank you, we'll call you. evening, film noir, smoke, atmosphere... bob...
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talk to your doctor about heart failure treatment options. because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering) to keep it pumping. good morning, everyone, well, instead of that snow in the northeast, we're tracking rain and milder temperatures. it will be heavier, especially later on this afternoon through d.c., new york and boston. temperatures in the 50s, still hot in the southwest, near 90 for one more day in los angeles. and we're dropping those temperatures, turning rainy out west. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 40s, 29 in chicago and a pattern, quiet, takes over. >> raphael, thanks for that.
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all about the music, the red carpet was looking fierce, including lady gaga who returned to her roots and taylor swift showed off her abs and chrissy teigen had that pregnancy glow in a white capped gown. and prince's former protege has diedality at the age of 70. she was a member of the group vanity 6. ever dream of being james bond? now could be your chance. the aston bond from the latest bond flick, "spectre" is up for auction. it was exclusively designed for the bond franchise and the only one of the 10 to be released for public sale. and this new video is the
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wars" episode 8 has started filming. it's set for release december of 2017. will ferrell was in hot water. >> isn't that a bag of jeans, especially since you and i haven't spoken since that one magical night nine months ago. >> now, you listen to me, you fat faced cob nobbler. i don't know who you are or what but hole you crawled out of but this is my woman and that is our baby and every night he gets swaudled in the tightest of pants. >> i don't know how either one of them can keep a straight face. >> jimmy struggles with that sometimes. quite a fashion statement, the hair, the clothes.
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"early today." bleeding gums? you may think it's a result of brushing too hard. it's not. it's a sign of early gum disease...
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early gum disease in just two weeks. listerine(r). power to your mouth ! leading the news in the new york times, lincoln memorial to get major renovations. the national park service announced yesterday that it will soon undergo its biggest restoration to date, inclooududing opening a space beneath the memorial.
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sawnaus, a bar, mini fwrijridges and mini aqueriums, found inside prison. the contraband goods were hauled out and dismantled and the superintendent have been arrested. elliott spitzer is now claiming the person who accused him is now retracting her story. the nypd is still investigating the case. and target has announced that it's investing in caroline's cart, a cart for people with mobility related disabilities which allows care givers to push a cart without having to push a cart and wheelchair at the same time. all will have at least one by march 19th.
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404 karat stone is the largest diamond ever found. and from the depths of the frigid vortex that is winter, octavious. it took the bartz brothers 500 hours to carve the sculptor out of 150 tons of snow. >> when we're not ice fishing, we're workingen the sculptor. >> the brothers have been buildishbuild ish ing them for the past four years and this year they're taking donations for clean drinking water in haiti. so far, over $8,000 has been raised. that is truly amazing and i hope it stays cold in minnesota so it doesn't melt. >> nothing major.
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celebrating birthdays, you may remember 10tennis legend, 57, and ice tee and 58, and reading rainbow fame turns 59.
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weather and sports. columbia fire crews were out in the heavy rains overnight working to put out a two-alarm apartment fire. fire crews say the fire started around 2:15 this morning on menlo drive at the briargate condominium apartments just off broad river road. we're told one person had to be rescued from the second floor of the apartments. fire officials say everyone made it out okay. investigators are now working to determine what
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also overnight -- you likely heard some heavy rain falling on your rooftop as a line of storms made their way across the midlands. some rain is still lingering in parts of the midlands right now so make sure to grab an umbrella on your way out of the door this morning. the good news is once that rain moves out -- it will be shaping up to be a very nice tuesday. tim miller is in the first alert storm center with your wake up weather. the warm front is now through the midlands this morning and temperatures 30 warmer in some places.so the wedge is gone! a cold front will move through by midday, this front does not have much cold air behind the front, in fact high pressure and a good deal of sunshine over the next few days will see above normal highs. first, we

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