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100. >> good for you, larry. >> very cute story there. good for them. >> that's what's making news in america this mor erin: democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders will share a stage in new hampshire tonight and both say they are writing a wave of momentum heading into next week' s primary. erin: the republican candidates are crowding into new hampshire trying to distinguish themselves from the field. one candidate picked up the support of a well-known politician. kevin: a storm system approaches with various types of precipitation. erin: a man accused of killing his wife wants to have certain
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thrown out before his trial -- even though prosecutors say he confessed. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning, new hampshire. i' m erin fehlau. sean: i' m sean mcdonald. our stretch of good weather is about to come to an end. kevin: after today' s system we don' t get arctic cold across the area quite yet. that waits until next week. it may be cool enough in western and northern areas to see a light, wintry mix. us. temperatures, upper 20' s.
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lasts and how much precipitation we will see ahead. good wednesday morning, deb. deb: all major roads are nice and quiet and moving up to speed. the dot boards are alerting commuters that there is possible black ice in the area once the system moves in. they are mainly concerned about areas north of bow on 93 and again in the northern sections of the spaulding turnpike. the everett turnpike is currently moving well and up to speed from bedford to nashua. from the wzid traffic network, i' m deb davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: the political full press is officially on in new
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erin: dozens of events are planned each day between now and tuesday. we start with ray brewer live in derry bang. -- derry. ray: originally, this town hall at the opera house in derry was planned to include hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o' malley, but the former maryland governor suspended his campaign after the event -- poor showing in iowa. even though clinton is claiming a narrow victory in iowa, sanders says he is not accepting defeat, indicating that some of the caucus votes may be up for reconsideration. the polls in new hampshire show sanders with a double-digit lead. >> it shows that working-class
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and fight for fundamental changes in the way politics and economics is done in america. >> i' m going to campaign as hard as i possibly can across the state to make my case to the granite staters. ray: sanders says if voter turnout is high, he expects to secure a big win in new hampshire, but he says he is not taking anything for granted. tonight' s town hall is being hosted by cnn. reporting live, ray brewer. sean: after a second-place finish in iowa, donald trump is trying to regain momentum in iowa -- new hampshire. he picked up the endorsement of former massachusetts senator scott brown. he is trying to explain the results in iowa after so many expectations leading up to the caucuses. >> i think that we did very well, i didn'
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one poll came out that said i am for-five points ahead and that may be built up a false expectation for people. erin: fresh off his third-place finish out in iowa, marco rubio has three town hall meetings planned in new hampshire today. he said republicans can' t afford to lose this presidential election. he deflected the notion yesterday that he is now the establishment choice. >> i' m not the establishment candidate. i' ve had millions of dollars of establishment money attacking me. i' ve had to run against establishment candidates before. erin: he focused on the issues yesterday in new hampshire on the issues he says are
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sean: jeb bush is counting on a strong result in new hampshire. he has a pair of town hall meetings today. last night, he discussed medical care for veterans. ted cruz, john kasich, chris christie, carly fiorina, and jim gilmore are holding events in new hampshire today. you can find out where they will be and when using the republican candidates will share a stage in new hampshire one last time before the primary . wmur and abc news are sponsoring saturday night' s debate that will air on wmur on saturday night. erin: an autopsy is planned after a body was found in new boston. police were called to the
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right now, they are calling it an untimely death and they have not identified the person who died. the man who was hospitalized after an assault in rochester over the weekend has died. 44-year-old james unfonak of rochester was hurt in a fight in a parking lot of gary' s sports bar and restaurant early sunday morning. he died at the hospital. sean: lawyers for a merrimack man accused of killing his wife are trying to get statements he made to police thrown out. 63-year-old joseph lawrence is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife last april. his lawyers claim that his statements to police were not voluntary because of his mental state after the shooting. prosecutors say he was emotional, but also consumed by
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said he admitted to intentionally shooting his wife. erin: firefighters raced over the border to battle a fire in for hot -- vermont. a man told firefighters that the flames started in his kitchen. he suffered burns to his arms trying to put that fire out himself. the fire finally spread to the attic and the roof and firefighters spent the night keeping an eye on hotspots. this should be the final case for david sweat -- prosecutors said they will not pursue any charges related to burglaries related to the escape. sean: roller derby is very popular, but it turns out it is
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erin: a close call caught on camera. a teenager fell through the ice and it took desperate efforts to get him to safety. sean: the verizon wireless arena is getting a new name. you are watching news 9 car repairs, home improvements, a family trip's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal
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to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... immigration... bad judgment. to be president.
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thicken early this morning. with winds out of the south, we are likely going over to all rain by late in the day and in this -- into this evening. we will have more coming up. sean: you thought you had a future in this. for a while, anyway. roller derby is gaining popularity across the country. players in maine are asking for help from lawmakers.
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bands skaters from -- bans skaters from hitting each other or having physical contact. it is preventing one of the leagues in maine from building a new rank for competition. they are petitioning lawmakers to change the rule. >> we practice our sport, practice safety, practice taking a hit, practice falling. we need this law to adapt. erin: there are 10 roller derby leagues in maine and lawmakers are planning to have a work session in the coming days to work on repealing the contact ban. sean: a dramatic ice rescue was caught on camera in missouri. a 16-year-old could not quite get to safety, but a police officer slid out on the ice with a branch, coming up just short. firefighters arrived with cold
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the teen was treated for hypothermia, but is expected to make a full recovery. a reminder -- thin ice out on the legs. erin: very frightening situation. what do you get when you get stuck at the airport? travelers in one city wilson be able to sit down and watch a movie on the big screen. sean: the process to allow women in combat is underway, but top
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sean: a commercial airliner may they -- an emergency landing in somalia after an explosion made a whole in the plane -- hole in the plane. there is no evidence of a criminal act so far, but the pilot says that is consistent with a bomb.
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erin: it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs. during a hearing, the generals also said that they think women should also have to register for the selective service, also known as the draft when they turn 18, just like men. that is an issue that most politicians have not been willing to endorse. sean: there is good news for people who ride the t in boston. a new government center station will open on march 26. the primary goal of the 80 $2 million project was to make the station more accessible for people with disabilities. uber writers -- riders need to look for a new logo. they call their new logo the atom and bit. the cofounder says the branding is an attempt to show the human
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erin: with the warm weather, many maple syrup producers say the sap is already starting to flow in some areas. they typically don' t start tapping trees until mid february and they are holding off for now because they are unsure about the weather and they don' t know how good the season is going to be. the 21st annual maple weekend is scheduled for march 19 and 20th, allowing you to check out local sugar shacks and the sugaring process. getting stuck at the airport can be frustrating and exhausting. it is soon going to be easier in portland, oregon. the airport is building a vintage-style movie theater to show mostly short films by local filmmakers to help passengers pass the time. it is set to open this summer. there is a similar theater at the airport in minneapolis, st. paul. sean: i suspect "snakes on a
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erin: they should play "airplane." sean: "airplane part 2." [laughter] kevin: the clouds continued to race in. a little bit of light snow in far northern areas of the state. assuming the precipitation runs in pre-9:00 a.m., there is the chance of a little bit of light snow in the north country or a wintry mix elsewhere. 95% of what we see today, all the way up to the foothills, is going to be in the form of rainfall. it is going to be heavy at times. back out to our west. we are looking at over an inch of rainfall is a possibility out of this.
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it also brings in a southerly or southwesterly breeze. s to lower range of the 50' s. southern areas, if you are headed out in the next couple of hours, you should be ok. by midmorning, we are expecting the arrival of precipitation back out to our west. upper 20' s to the lower 30' s. 34, lebanon. 34, whitefield. the wind will be out of the southeast and will be picking up to 10-20 miles per hour in the afternoon. a very slow, steady climb for temperatures into the 40' s and 50' s. we have highs in most locations not occurring until 6:00 or 7:00
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here comes the heaviest of the rainfall, focused in the northern half of the state. southern areas of the state, you may be waiting on that heavy rain before it starts to push in. once it does, it will be heavy through mid-evening. any last shower activity through the evening should give way overnight. we will still be in the 40' s to near 50 tomorrow. there will be a system located offshore. that likely stays offshore. the system moves in this morning. rainfall picks up any sort of wintry mix. that will be around through mid-evening tonight. we cool off into the 30' s by friday. late saturday night, early
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somewhere between monday night -- sunday night and monday morning, we will keep a track. erin: tuesday is a big day, you know. kevin: i' ve heard something about that. unfortunately, mother nature has no idea. sean: let' s check out our top stories. ray: with just a few days to go before the first in the nation primary, new hampshire voters will have a chance to compare the democratic candidates side-by-side. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be here for a town hall at the opera house in derry. sean: on the republican side, several presidential hopefuls are here today taking part in two dozen events, including marco rubio and ted cruz, who are riding high after iowa. former senator scott brown endorsed donald trump.
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yesterday morning for what police call an untimely death.
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going
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where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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sean: if spiders bother you, sorry, you may not be very excited about this story. erin: scientists have discovered a new monster species of daddy longlegs. that does not look like a daddy longlegs. [laughter] erin: researchers finally found the massive arachnids in the mountains in oregon. scientists say they are harmless to people.
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they look poisonous to me. sean: the eyeballs in the back. i think they consume human flesh. [laughter] sean: sunday is also the 12th annual puppy bowl on amazon and three local pooches are taking part. erin: ranger, tate, and timber were rescued in san antonio, texas and came to the humane society of greater nashua. ranger is skilled at handling stuffed and roped toys. timber is good with balls. tate is relentless. sean: if they can stay injury-free for four quarters, i think they can pull it out this year. find out why one man was running around the zoo dressed like a
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>> no one covers new hampshire like we do. now, wmur news 9 daybreak. erin: good morning to you. it is wednesday, february 3. we are expecting a bit of a mix out there. sean: it is going to be tough for the national news crews outside today covering the primary. let' s get to where top stories. with less than a week to go before the new hampshire primary , a number of candidates will be back on the campaign trail today. the verizon wireless arena is getting a new name -- it will be called the snhu arena. a judge today.
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snow moving today. kevin: there will be an initial burst and then we will start to see western and central areas of the state get in on the action. it could be an initial mix, but it will mostly be rainfall that will be heavy at times early this evening before pulling away. i temperatures likely not occurring until 6:00 or 7:00 tonight. erin: it is starting to get more active, the pattern, right? kevin: there are several systems over the next couple weeks. erin: that quiet time is over, it appears. here is a look at how things are moving on 93. kevin: for a look at the morning drive, we are joined live by 95.7 wzid' s deb davidson. good wednesday morning. deb: good wednesday morning. 93 is moving well from north of the notch down to the state
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if you are commuting on 89 heading to the upper valley, it is also a quiet ride. the dot is cautioning commuters to be aware of possible black ice once the system moves in. they have pretreated the roads. 101 heading out to the seacoast is up to speed. from the wzid traffic network, i' m debbie davidson for 95.7 wzid. sean: it is another busy day on the campaign trail in new hampshire. erin: several presidential candidates will be making stops across the state, including the two front running democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders. both contenders will be in derry tonight. ray: less than a week to go before new hampshire voters cast
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clinton will be taking part in the town hall at the hopper house -- opera house in derry. riding his momentum from iowa, bernie sanders rallied supporters in keene and claremont on tuesday as he turns his attention back to the first in the nation primary. he opened his speech by calling important step. >> we show that working people, lower income people, and young people are prepared to stand up and fight for fundamental economics is done in america. ray: he won' t concede the iowa caucus. at the colonial theatre in keene, he set his campaign will look at the results. despite a double-digit lead over
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here. >> if we bring out large numbers of people, we are going to win next tuesday. will happen. ray: hillary clinton spent some time on the seacoast on tuesday night joined by gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly. >> i am awed by their courage, their commitment to try to do what they can to help save lives. paid a visit to the market basket in new hampshire. her husband bill clinton joined her at an event. >> to be able to come to the first in the nation primary with going on to nevada, south carolina, states after that.
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sanders will be in derry tonight taking part in the town hall at the adams memorial opera house. reporting live, ray brewer, wmur. sean: thanks. a number of republican candidates are making the rounds made an appearance in windham yesterday. he asked the crowd to help him by bringing in 10 or votes apiece and by praying for him. he compared himself to ronald reagan. >> 36 years ago, new hampshire a candidate who the mainstream media despised, ronald reagan, and giving him a shocking come literally change the course of world history. sean: senator cruz has five events scheduled for today, henniker. erin: coming off a second-place
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looking to reclaim his momentum in new hampshire. he picked up the endorsement of scott brown last night. john kasich held a townhall meeting last night in plymouth. he said if he does well in new hampshire, he will keep moving forward. if he does not come he will be going home. new jersey governor chris christie held five events yesterday, including a townhall meeting in derry. he plans to pull townhall' s in lebanon, bow, and milford. marco, jeb bush, carly fiorina, and jim gilmore will also be on the campaign trail. sean: president obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to address the heroin and opioid epidemic. senator jeanne shaheen is among a bipartisan group pushing for
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crisis. she says things should go -- money should go to things that are working. t get the help they need. this is a disease that is decimating families, hurting our communities, and we need to respond. i' m going to do everything we can to make sure people get what they need. sean: and opioid death occurs in new hampshire every 22 hours. erin: the verizon wireless arena will soon have a new name. it will be called the snhu arena. snhu has signed a multi-your partnership for naming rights. no word on how much the university paid. the partnership will include internships for students and they will use the facilities for athletics and graduation ceremonies. it will still host the
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sean: two women were ticketed for going topless at a beach in guilford, but the tickets have been dismissed. the judge said there is no state law, criminal code, or statute that prohibits this type of exposure in public, so the town lacked authority for criminal prosecution. erin: local lawmakers are proposing a bill that will make the theft of a gun during a a hearing on that proposal is scheduled to take place later this morning in concord. sean: a littleton man suspected of selling heroin will face a judge. 23-year-old eric english was arrested following a lengthy investigation. erin: we now know what caused a chairlift accident at granite
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chairs to collide on sunday afternoon. two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation. the lift has now reopened. the investigation continues to go on. sean: coming up, a massive manhunt is underway in california after a mistake set a suspected murderer free. erin: it is a video going viral. a police officer caught on camera watching over a little girl at a utah court. kevin: the system approaches and it is mostly rain, not snow.
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kevin: it is wednesday morning, february 3. 27 degrees. expecting mostly rainfall today. if the precipitation arrives early enough, we may see a little bit of a wintry mix or wet snow in the north country. s to lower 50' s this afternoon. erin: thank you. the zika virus is spreading
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many as 63% of the u.s. population. it is being spread not just by mosquitoes, but also through sexual contact. cnn explains. >> the causes of the complications constitute an extraordinary event. >> the world health organization director margaret chan declaring a public health the in the evolving -- emergency in the evolving threat of the zika virus. it is sweeping through central and south america northward to the u.s. it is spread by mosquitoes. >> this is the one. >> this type of mosquito, the primary carrier, is known only to exist in certain parts of the u.s. mosquitoes are not the only
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>> it can be acquired locally. >> the cdc confirms that the first case inside the u.s. was transmitted sexually. >> it can be spread otherwise through sexual activity. >> it has been linked to a birth disorder born with -- for babies born with abnormally small heads. wmur news 9. sean: a manhunt is underway for a prisoner who was mistakenly released from a jail in los angeles. the inmate, steven wright, was waiting for trial on a gang-related murder. a clerical error set him free. he was released on saturday. the sheriff' s department did not find out until sunday night. erin: a close call for a couple in new york. they managed to get to safety
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the homeowner' s foot slipped off his gas pedal, sending his car into the gas meter. soon after, the house was destroyed in an explosion. sean: a new study shows that eating a moderate amount of seafood could help ward off alzheimer' s disease. researchers recruited older people living in public housing and retirement community for their study. the participants agreed to keep track of their diet and then donate their brains after they died. researchers found that participants who ate seafood once a week at lest plaque and tangles associated with alzheimer' s disease. erin: the all-star is over for the boston bruins. they skated at home last night with the toronto maple leafs. brad marsh and scored the only goal. the maple leafs tied it in the second.
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the third, only to lose it and lose the game. the maple leafs won 4-3 in overtime. sean: the celtics played at the new york next last night. -- knicks last night. isaiah thomas had a team-high 20 points last night. that reminds me of myself. the celtics won the game and hosts the detroit pistons tonight. erin: you are as tall as all those guys. wmur dropped by the unh hockey practice last night. unh is looking ahead to two really tough games against boston college and umass lowell. they are currently tied for ninth place in the hockey east standings. sean: a football fans gear up for the super bowl, we are learning who will sing the
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the honor will go to lady gaga. she will perform live before the packers -- panthers and broncos kickoff. lady gaga announced that she will be performing a david bowie special tribute during the grammys on february 15. she will be very busy. that is a lot of pressure to do it right. erin: certainly. sean: a suit in japan held an interesting drill. the zoo staff was practicing what to do in the event of an animal escape. [laughter] erin: instead of using a real animal, one of the workers dressed up as an escape to zebra. a total of 150 zoo staff members, police officers, and fire fighters took part. [laughter] sean: what happened? erin: it even knocked an
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sean: we do a drill with a weatherman escapes every year. [laughter] erin: they put him in the net and everything? sean: i like the guy who fell down out of nowhere. kevin: do you think they all volunteered to do that? sean: they drew straws. erin: reluctantly. kevin: you get to run around and knock people over, though. [laughter] kevin: i' m sure they learned a lot from it. [laughter] kevin: you are going to notice that we have an early mixture with a little bit of what snow. it does go over to rainfall. temperatures by late in the day and into this evening -- the high temperatures likely don' t occur until between 5:00 and 9:00 this evening. we are looking at any sort of precipitation early this morning
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it does look like a solid 80-90% of what we see will be rainfall today. cooler air eventually wins out tomorrow. a little bit of light snow for the north country early this morning. we will start to see light showers pop up and then we go over to a wintry mix and then over to rain. rain could be heavy at times with locally over an inch of rain fall a possibility. once this shouts to our east, until sometime later tomorrow evening. s again. any precipitation between now and 8:00 confined to the northern half of the state. eventually, we are talking midmorning arrival for western and central areas of the state
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a wintry mix. with winds picking up out of the southeast, it does look like anything we see from this will be in the form of rain after a brief mix initially. cool enough that we may see something beside rain initially as this moves in. it should be quickly won over to rainfall. it may take several hours up north before going to rain, heavy at times, later this afternoon. high temperatures today, these readings are likely by 7:00 or 8:00 tonight. we remain mild later on tonight. the rainfall starts to move away after the evening commute, which likely will be a slow go for a lot of folks. tomorrow, temperatures 40' s to lower 50' s in the afternoon before the cooler air arrives
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on friday. there will be a system located along that front. otherwise, we are looking at mainly fair skies through monday morning. along with that blend of sunshine and clouds, kind of a windswept rain this afternoon through this evening. mild and breezy overnight. you notice in the extended forecast, we have the cooler air coming back in friday and then a pretty nice weekend on the way. the could be snow showers around late saturday night or early sunday morning. we could have a storm system late monday into tuesday. erin: into tuesday? sean: tuesday? erin: tuesday? sean: i think that is primary day. kevin: how about that? erin: we will stay tuned. new hampshire is getting a $1
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conserve the great bay estuary, harvey forest, and wetlands. the u.s. fish and game wildlife service says it is an important habitat for fish and wildlife. sean: the video of a utah police officer is going viral for a sweet reason. he was sitting in a courthouse when he noticed a man struggling with his two-year-old daughter. the man was told he could not bring his daughter into the courtroom to testify. the officer felt bad for the guy, so he offered to babysit his little girl. >> we are not just officers out there to arrest people. we are out there to make our community a better place. sean: the officer, who was also a dad, let the rambuctious toddler watch cartoons on his phone. she did not wake up until her dad came out of court after she fell fast asleep. sean: i know exactly what it is like to wrangle a two-year-old girl. still to come, an interesting tactic by police in the
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congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. join the fight
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sean: apparently, groundhogs can do more than predict the weather, kevin. grady the groundhogs predicted the winner of sunday' s super bowl. he chose the denver broncos. last year, he incorrectly predicted the seattle seahawks would win the game. erin: carolina is going to win. kevin: he can eat corn. he has not even predicted a game right. sean: who would you rather see, a bronco or a panther coming your way? erin: i think when he aid that your of corn, he was on to the next one. police and the netherlands have a solution to the increasing number of drones. they are training eagles to take out the unmanned drones. kevin: they have been trained to swoop in and neatly dispose of
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the dutch company who came up problem. the bird? reality show. yes! sean: a natural way to do it. coming up, terrifying moments for some airplane passengers -- an explosion blew a hole through was in the air. ray: we will tell you where and when voters will have a chance to compare the two candidates for democratic candidate for president side-by-side. sean: some top army marine corps generals are making a new
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