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critical comments from pope francis. donald trump's boarder wall proposal proving again the donald doesn't have anything he won't take on. >> reporter: donald trump
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no thing too sacred. >> he said maybe i'm not a good christian. >> reporter: the presbyterian lashing out at the head of the catholic church. a person who only thinks about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not a christian, he told reporters. just hours s s earlier, the pontiff was praying on that side of the boarder. and donald trump declared that him. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which everyone knows is isis's ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: another day, another controversy but still no clear break in his support. >> i think he has to respond. >> donald trump is a good
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>> south carolina is known for its religious voting block. but only 13% were catholic, and swing voters who supported the last three presidents. later at a cnn town hall, trump softened his tone turning to a favorite target, the media. >> oh, the pope is a wonderful guy and he made the statement and i think it was a little nicer than was reported by you folks in the media because after i read it, it was a little bit softer. and ohio governor john kasich had a touching moment with an emotional supporter. the man told a story of a recent personal struggle saying he found hope in god, his friends and now kasich's candidacy but had one request of the governor. >> and kwd i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been
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>> nevada voters got to see the democratic candidates on msnbc last night. they hosted a town hall to allow bernie sanders and hillary clinton to interact with voters before tomorrow's caucuses. the top issue, immigration. the candidates were questioned. >> i'm not a dictator here. it has to do with a little bit of cooperation with the congress but it is a major priority when you 11 million people living in the shadows. >> we're going to introduce legislation. i'm going to call everybody on the committee, democrats and republicans alike. >> within 100 days? >> yeah, i'm going to introduce my priority legislation and this is at the top of the list. we both had chance to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, the bill that senator
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i voted for it and senator sanders didn't. >> i voted for immigration reform in 2013 because it was a much better piece of legislation. nothing is perfect. that had particular egregious provisions in it. >> she continued to point to her connections to president obama. >> senator sanders has also attacked president obama. called him weak, disappointing. maybe it was because he wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. well, it's true. i look at our last two democratic presidents, were they puffer erfect perfect? no. but i would take the two of them
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>> there is one of the two democratic candidates who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. second of all, i have worked very closely with president obama over the last seven years. he is a friend of mine. overall, i think the president has done an outstanding job and the idea that there could be a primary where different ideas get floated and debated, i don't think that's terrible. >> they remain in a dead heap going into tomorrow's show down. a tour helicopter plunged near pearl harbor thursday with five people on board and it was >> reporter: witnesses could tell something was wrong. the tail was smoking as it quickly descended towards the rocky shore line.
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with a chopper sinking several good samaritans plunged into the water to check the trapped passengers. >> and it started sputering about 500 feet. >> reporter: five people were aboard squr pull and pulled to shore, all rushed to hospitals by ambulance. the navy says the helicopter is owned by genesis aviation. offering area tours of the arizona memorial since 1999. the investigation into what went wrong is underway. wnls witnesses say it's a miracle everyone survived. nbc news. >> just astounding video there. today the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall ahead of tomorrow. and senator cruz said he will now attend the funeral.
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president obama for deciding not to attend. meanwhile, jeb bush broke with republican leaders on the issue of whether or not president obama should nominate a supreme court justice in the final year of office. >> would i nominate someone? i probably would. i'm an article two guy. i think we should be respectful of the constitution but whatever powers afforded to the presidency, the president ought to use them. >> and vice president joe biden sat down with rachel maddow. >> you never say to the president for certain you wouldn't do anything but i have no -- look at me now, i have no desire to sit on the supreme court. it would be a great honor but i have no desire anymore than george mitchell did. >> who do you think the
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>> i haven't even had a chance to sit down with him yet to talk about the potential candidates. in the past, we lay out all the people, go out and survey a little bit and see who we think -- who meets those criteria and we think could have a chance of being confirmed. >> vice president biden will be attending justice scalia's funeral tomorrow. surprising comments from pope francis on the issue of birth control. on his return flight from mexico, he said artificial contraceptives could be used to prevent zika. this, despite the catholic church's long standing ban on most forms of birth done control. and they battled a 1300 acre grass fire in windy condition. officials say a spark from
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blaze and check this out. dramatic video in massachusetts of a coast guard getting rocked by 12-foot waves off the coast of cape cod earlier this month. and amazing monster waves. it looks like the perfect storm. >> brave men and women. >> want to bring in nbc meteorologist, bill karins for your weekend forecast. we have spring-like temperatures. >> what's been happening in the middled of the country is heading east. so, enjoy. it should be a great friday in the middle of the country and some of the warmth is headed to the east. 56 in new york, 69 in atlanta and by the time we get to sunday, yes, a little bit of rain is going to break out from dallas to little rock back to northern portions of mississippi and alabama.
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coast to c in chicago, feel fantastic. so, usually you have to wait a while for temperatures like this but we'll take it, end of feb february february. >> it could have been anything but it's a friday so that would have been better in itself. amtrak returns to alabama for the first time since hurricane katrina. plus, the candidates weighed in on the apple privacy dilemma while the fbi raided two homes of the san bernardino shooting. you're watching "early today." ay." do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer
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that relative has not been charged with a crime. the fbi has been trying to piece together what happened after the shooting that killed 14 people in december. on tuesday, a judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's iphone. tim cook is fighting back, siting privacy concerns bernie sanders and hillary clinton spoke on the issue at the town hall. >> of course, law enforcement has every reason to want to get information off of a killer's cell phone. apple understandably is worried about opening the door, creating what they call a back door into in encryption that would not just have to field request from the united states government but from the chinese russian government. >> i believe we can fight
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our constitutional rights. and ethan couch is set to appear in court today. a ruling keeping him in juvenile systems could trigger hearing where he could be set free or sent to prison. and virgin galactic is debuting it's spaceship two. angelina jolie and paris hilton are among those that have already bought a $250,000 fight. and an upset in the making.
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this is video from mobile, alabama, where a cheering crowd welcomed the arrival of the first amtrak passenger plane since hurricane katrina damaged the tracks in 2005. and making 14 stops along the way to new orleans. and nascar kicked off with the daytona 500 and there were scary moments during the races. jaime mcmurray attended to block
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bouncing off of kurt busch's and a fiery wreck. and the drivers are okay. the nba is back in action and the cavs waisted no time shutting down the chicago bulls. it was the fourth straight, cavs 106 106, chicago, 105. and the golden gofers are 0-14 but no longer. >> and that will do it. a stunning upset at the barn. 6-0. >> the turks went down 68-63, this despite the golden goefers shooting only 33%. and finally, a sport of a whole different kind. . that's a 14-year-old from a small egyptian town who's training his donkey to jump hurdles. the young man works daily with
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from neutrogena leading the news this morning, starting with the washington post, endangered baby dolphin dies after swimmers pass it around for selfies. the dolphin was a member of an endangered species and only 30,000 remains. the argentine wildlife foundation hopes this serves as a reminder of the declining numbers. and in the associated press, pictures taken with stolen kindle show up in i clouds.
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and the woman in the photo, she apparently visited church on ash wednesday when members of the catholic church receive a mark on their forehead as a sign of repentance. how ironic. and spanish taxi drivers took to the streets in madrid to protest drive share companies like uber. it's not allowed in spain. but regulation is expected to loosen loosen. and the miami fraternal police plan to boycott beyonce's concert and urge others to do the same. this is in response to controversial super bowl half time performance and video. and telescope will cover 100 times the view of the hubble.
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have a much wider view of space. and police in england today are calling on the public's help to catch two thieves. they were caught on security cam last week and look what they're doing. a choke hold until he's out. there, done, totally passed out. they got away with a gold rolex watch worth nearly $22,000. scotland yard is hoping this footage will lead to their capture. >> and what can they do with it? can they easily sell it? >> pawn shops, bill karins. pawn shops. i don't know if it's worth all of that though. the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall. president obama will go to pay his respects.
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friday, the singer seal turns 53 years old. and jeff daniels is 61, and motown legend, smokey robinson turns 76. i'm frances rivera, thanks so much for watching "early today." have a great friday and a great weekend.
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mark: breaking now, a woman struck by a semi in middletown. what we' ve just learned about the accident. blacks new witness cell phone video showing the last moments of paul gaston' s life before he was shot down by police. what we' ve learned about gaston and a reaction from those close to the case. mark: and dueling town halls across the country. what presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle touched on last night. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way.

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