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tonight, facing off. hillary clinton and bernie sanders clashing tonight in their first one-on-one debate on msnbc. in a battle over who is more progressive. while marco rubio becomes a bigger target in new hampshire. taking the fifth. with a smirk the former ceo who raised the fight of the drug 5,000% refuses to testify before congress. later calling committee members imbeciles. invisible threat. it can only be seen on infrared infrared. the massive leak that forced thousands from their home. nbc news takes you to the source with an exclusive view. and super bowl security. we take you inside the enormous operation to
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in the air, aboard blackhawks, on the "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. it's debate night. hillary clinton and bernie sanders in their first one-on-one debate, just five days before the new hampshire primary. it comes as a brand-new nbc news wall street poll showing clinton with miles of ground to make up. 58% of likely democratic voters in new hampshire are backing sanders. clinton with 38%. that's virtually unchanged from a week ago. so tonight, from clinton, a change of tone, and a direct challenge to sanders on who claims the mantle of most progressive. let's get the view from both camps starting with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea? >> reporter: good
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not only is it going into the debate, does the new poll show bernie sanders is ahead of hillary clinton here in new hampshire, but he has women. and a giant lead with young people. as hillary clinton prepares for tonight's showdown, her top target, reaching young voters and women. our new nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll showing clinton losing the youth vote to sanders by a whopping 22%. among women, she trails by 4%. and young women, 29%. clinton is noticeably toning down those sharp edges she showed in iowa. >> i will stand up and fight for you every single day of this campaign! >> reporter: showing her softer, more reflective side in new hampshire. a rare glimpse last night. >> i've had to be in public dealing with some very difficult issues. and personal issues. >> reporter: revealing she relies on a jesuit parables. one of her strongest
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progressive credentials. >> i am a progressive who gets results, and i will be a progressive president that will get results. struggling to answer why she took $675,000 in speaking fees from wall street banks. that's what they offered. >> reporter: her ties to wall street, attacked from bernie sanders, and sure to come up tonight. news, durham, new hampshire. i'm casey hunt with the sanders campaign. rallying the troops before his one-on-one debate with hillary clinton. >> i look around this beautiful room, and i sense that people here want to make a political revolution, am i right about that? >> reporter: tonight expect bernie sanders to once again go after clinton with the question, who's the most progressive? do you think hillary clinton is a progressive?
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campaign taking to twitter. >> the progressive community was pretty united in saying, don't listen to bush. sanders tonight, reaching older voters. our new poll showing the majority of new hampshire older voters back hillary clinton. sanders' message is already hitting home for young people. like these students at the university of new hampshire. i've got a friend in bernie >> reporter: managing expectations is another concern for sanders. he's so far ahead right now, if hillary clinton does manage to close that gap, it could still be a problem for him, even lester. >> casie, thank you. co-moderating the debate on msnbc. chuck sanders long
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new hampshire race. does that take any pressure off secretary clinton in this matchup tonight? >> you know, i don't think it does, only because of the clinton tradition here in new hampshire. new hampshire's been very good to the clinton family. saved bill clinton's candidacy in 1992. helped extend 2008. i don't think her time. but look, this debate is coming at a time when the two of them are having a real debate about what should the democratic party be. should it be what it's been? is it the party of obama and clinton? or does it need to go in a new direction as bernie sanders? clearly an army of supporters wants to take it. >> chuck, thanks very much. tonight's msnbc democratic debate kicks off live from the university of new hampshire, co-moderated by chuck, and rachel maddow at 9:00 eastern time. in the republican race, another new poll shows marco rubio leaping over ted cruz in new hampshire, to take the number two spot behind
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as nbc's hallie jackson tells us, rubio's adversaries are piling on to try to stop his rise. >> reporter: with momentum in new hampshire, marco rubio rubio's hoping for a photo finish, drawing crowds in every shot as republican rivals take theirs. >> thank you guys for being here. >> reporter: sparked by this slip, rick santorum endorsing rubio, but seeming to struggle when asked why. >> can you name his top accomplishment? >> my feeling on marco is someone who has tremendous potential, tremendous gifts. if you look at the minority in the united states senate in a year when -- four years where nothing got done, it's hard to say there are accomplishments. >> reporter: rubio's competitors desperate to gain ground in new sham shire. >> his whole life has been around his own ambitions. he's gifted. he can turn a phrase really well. but what has he done. >> the fact is, this is a guy who's only done one thing in the
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that is write an amnesty bill for the immigrants. the va and fighting human trafficking. >> we have real achievements, not just in the u.s. senate but my time as speaker of the house and as a state legislator. >> reporter: rubio trying to stay above the establishment fray and so is john kasich, campaigning at concord high school. president? >> did you run a negative campaign? >> wouldn't it be great you could run for president just like you run for class president, where you just tell people what you're for, instead of spending your time trashing somebody else. >> reporter: donald trump's trashing everyone else, slamming all politicians in fashion. >> i was going to say they're full of [ bleep ], but i won't >> while trump still leads in new hampshire, jeb bush is hoping for a boost with help from his mom. barbara bush will be here tonight. , appearing together on the campaign trail.
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company ceo who some have called the most hated in america provoked a lot of anger on capitol hill today. martin shkreli refused to testify before congress and later insulted them. anne thompson has the details. >> reporter: appearing to smirk -- >> are you listening? >> reporter: and often inattentive. >> yeah. >> reporter: former pharmaceutical ceo martin shkreli lived up to his bad-boy reputation appearing before congress. >> i intend to use the advice of my counsel, not yours. >> reporter: posing for pictures instead of listening. >> it's not funny, mr. shkreli, people are dying, and they're sicker. >> reporter: he declined to answer why he raised their 5,000%. >> do you think you did anything wrong? >> on advice of
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fifth amendment privilege. >> reporter: the 32-year-old usually loves to talk. >> i'm from the streets. >> reporter: but today he let his attorney speak for him. >> what you saw was nervous energy by an individual who very much would like to explain what happened. >> reporter: leaving the other drug company executives to face furious questioners. >> i find it repulsive what you've done. >> reporter: valiant under fire for jacking up prices on two heart medicines and other well-established drugs. >> where we've made mistakes, we're listening, and we're >> reporter: determined to have the last word, shkreli took to twitter calling the congressmen imbeciles. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. fears over the zika virus have led florida to expand its state of emergency to cover five counties. governor rick scott said that the 12 cases discovered in florida
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outside the u.s. but teams are out in force in south florida spraying for the mosquitoes that carry zika. scott is also asked the cdc for 1,000 more rapid zika test kids. we turn now to the long and bloody war in syria, and new drone video that shows the the city where 1 million people lived before the war. today the u.s. pledged an additional $600 million to aid refugees. while those who can't get out face growing desperation. it includes those in a town outside damascus where the red cross said is getting close to getting aid to. disturbing details of what people are facing there. here's our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: they're slowly being exterminated exterminated. that's a syrian
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one person. danny, the activist who took this video, told us bombs rain down up to 30 times a day. he sent us another video of muhammad, a malnourished 11-year-old whose father says is too weak to walk. he said these videos are the only thing he can do for his people. >> we see them and we can't do anything for them. they are dying in front of our eyes. >> reporter: the government cut off the city as punishment for syrian opposition same thing to government strongholds, in the so many suffering people. >> this situation, this siege continues like this for a week or less, hundreds of people will die, of course. including me. maybe you won't see me >> reporter: there's no power either, so danny spoke to us by the light of a small
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when was the last time you ate something? >> i had some olives. people are dying in the cities all around syria. them. nobody cares about them. nobody tries anything to stop this, this disaster. >> reporter: which is why danny risked everything to take these images, so the world hears 5-year-old crying out to her mother. who has no medicine, food, or milk to give. richard engel, nbc news. >> horrible reality of life on the ground in syria. let's turn to the huge methane gas leak that has affected thousands of families in a los angeles neighborhood. tonight we have exclusive access. a scientist went up in the air to check on the air. steve patterson was with him.
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country's invisible disaster, a plume of methane gas streaming into the atmosphere. seen here in infa red pouring out of a natural gas well above the community of porter ranch. the amount of methane spewing out is impossible to measure from the ground. >> this is one of our biggest leaks. we're here to measure it. >> reporter: to gather the data, you have to fly into it. scientist dr. steven connelly in a specially outfitted plane to get data. the data estimates more than 200 million pounds of methane have poured out. that's as much greenhouse gas emitted by nearly half a million cars each year. >> it's 20 or 30 times as large as the next biggest one that we've seen. >> reporter: that realization in the air led to a hundred days of heart ache on the ground.
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are among 5,000 families living in temporary housing. >> walking in the community, even for five or ten minutes, to walk my dog, i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: he said the rate of the methane has significantly slowed. they say the reservoir will be drained, well capped by the end of the month. >> we're working really hard and safely to stop this situation and bring them home. >> little comfort for families waiting to go home, as the invisible threat hangs in the air. news, over porter ranch, california. tonight, protecting the shub. we flies with the eyes in the sky and go inside the fbi nerve center tasked with securing the biggest sporting event of the year. the evidence of the plane with the
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it is the biggest sports event of the year, and now the super bowl is also one of the country's largest security operations. the san francisco bay area gets set to host the game, dozens of law enforcement agencies are gearing up. national correspondent miguel almaguer shows us how they're securing the city by land, sea and air. >> reporter: with more than 1 million people pouring into san francisco for the super bowl, the only thing bigger than the game may be security. the fbi leading 60 agencies on the
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at sea. >> this is by far the most significant security presence we've had at any event in the bay area for >> reporter: with bomb-sniffing dogs, x-ray machines, and sharp shooters positioned on rooftops, surveillance on the ground is also key. the bay area is wired, cameras, high-tech centers and video feeds are recording hundreds of images every second on streets just like this much of that surveillance is being beamed right back into one room. this is the fbi's central command center, where they quarterback the law enforcement bling. >> the bad guys have to get lucky once. we have to get lucky every day. >> reporter: this year air teams face unique challenges. levi stadium is 45 miles from san francisco. they're watching every bridge and major roadway for anything unusual. >> on game day, air space will be restricted, but not for blackhawks like these flying in
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finally tonight, for many they're the of the super bowl. the commercials. but if you don't want to wait until sunday to see them, nbc's joe fryer offers us an early peek. >> reporter: the kickoff might be three days away, but the super bowl ad game is already in the corner. once again, many releasing their commercials before the big game, hoping to generate days of buzz instead of just hours, even if many fans would rather wait. >> mr. tyler? your skittles portrait. >> dream on! >> higher.
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year's trend, celebrities. liam neeson is hawking tvs, and christopher walken is a car salesman along with serena williams and ryan reynolds, and ryan reynolds. >> oh, in my face! >> this will be the celebrity bowl. you'll probably see north of 75% of the ads at this point having some sort of celebrity element. >> reporter: perhaps the only thing that can top star power is puppy power, the adorable and the bizarre. this year a 30-second super bowl spot is going for as much as $5 million, an all-time high. advertisers are comedy. snickers. >> why? >> you get a little cranky when you're hungry. >> much better. >> my fellow americans -- >> reporter: an early favorite this bud light political spoof. >> just wait until you see our caucus.
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worry, though, many ads still haven't been released, leaving plenty of room for game day surprises. joe fryer, nbc news. that's going to do it for us on a thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good night.
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