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on valen tines day, we're talking puppy love. maybe you can help reunite this dog with it's owner. it was wandering in jamaica queens yesterday, dressed up in red with a big bow. she was pigged up by a police ofusficer. the friend contacted a veteri rian and they're looking for the owner. if you recognize this little pup, let us know on our facebook or twitter pages or you can go to our website. >> what a day outside, erica tracking these record breaking temps for us. cold for some dogs, not mine, he took his time this morning, but the wintery weather approaching now and we have record cold temperatures, and snow makes it's way towards us. here is what you can expect tomorrow. the morning commute still dry,
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for many of us, and slick roads for the evening rush. not as much people will be on the roads, but the evening commute will be challenging because of the snow falling. as we go past sunset and toward dinner time, freezing rain will develop. right now still bitterly cold. it is 14 right now in north port. 15 in midtown, 14 in bridgewater, and 12 in bridgeport. on the storm tracker you see that snow approaching. till just starting to make it's way toward pennsylvania. slowly by surely making it's way into the tri-state. as it arrives it will be very cold, dry air. bone chilling temperatures to start, but completely dry for the monday morning commute. it starts to make it's approach by lunchtime. it could be snowing lightly in princeton and asberry park. watch how quickly it changes
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by 7:00 we're seeing that rain/snow line push past long island and most of the jer dasey shore. because of these temperatures that are so bone chilling right now, that ground frozen solid, we're going to have freezing rain in any of these locations with the green. as that line lifts to the north and more rain falls, oe will see melting, so by the time you're heading home on tuesday, heavy rain is possible from 5:00 p.m. we could have heavy rain falling throughout the tri-state. by that time it's already melted. for the morning commute we could have problems. starting out at 18 degrees and a few flakes as we go into the noontime hour. 5:00 snow and ice will be developing. north and west of town, a very frigid start to the morning. more clouds and light snow. it willed be a slower change
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north and west of town. so it wl still be cold, not nearly as cold as it was today, but cold enough to support t t snow. temperatures could rise as we head into the overnight hours of monday into tuesday. but i think that that tuesday morning commute could be icy in spots. we're going to watch out for that, and rising to 50 in the afternoon and the ice will melt very, very quickly. >> happy to see the swing happening here. >> i want to lay out and get sun this weekend, 40 will feel great. bruise here now with a look at sports. >> don't look now, but the devils are charging hard in the metropolitan division. coming up, new jersey gets a tr emendous performance from their goaltender. it was not marty brodeur, but we'll tell you about it in a
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>> with record cold temperatures this weekend, it's only appropriate to start on the ice. the devils hosting the los angeles kings. they already paid visit to the islanders and the rangers. the devils in a power play, and as they start, they get the draw, they dump it on net and it sneaks past the screen if might have been deflected by joseph vandezi. 1-0 devils. it looked like it would hold up. driver lewis beats kinkade, but it hits the post. clearing the rebound beautifully from the wide open net.
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and they stop, turning away 28 shots en route to his first career shoutout. the islanders move to third place in the metropolitan division. the fliers tonight at the garden. they will be without ryan mc mcdonough. the rangers unhappy with the hit, but it is increasing productivity from unexpected sources. >> julian moore and other players to have, and we have guys that have stepped up like moore, jesper fast, who has a bigger role right now, and on d some guys are getting bigger minutes against the top end
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ryan mcdonough normally plays against those guys. it's great to see the young guys stepping up. >> the nba all-star game takes center stage tonight. kobe bryant will play in his 18th and final all-star game. everyone is talking about the epic dual in last night's slam dunk contest. zack levine defended his title that brought down the air canada house. he moved the ball between his legs, simply awesome. but hold on, hands down the dunk of the night done by aaron gordon. he jumped over his own mast cannot and threw it down left handed. he said he wished he could have shared it with gordon, and a son
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with type and an assist from odell beckham junior. coming up, we're here to talk yankees. the new rutgers football coach chris ash will join me. and the seawolves of stoney brook university. yeah, that is pretty cool. >> give him ten years and he'll be really good. >> thanks, bruce, we'll be right
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>> i now prof announce you husband and wife. you may kiss your bride. >> with those words, david and march marci tied the not in times square today. >> there was a commitment
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he did it the old fashioned way. in case your honor wondering, she said yes. that's a great shot. that's it for news 4, nightly news is coming up next. >> we'll see you back here at 11:00. good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. supreme court jue:stice antonin scalia is reshaping the 2016 race for the white house. only three supreme court justices have ed in office in more than 60 years, and only one has been confirmed during an election year since 1940. some gop presidential hopefuls are questioning president obama's established executive authority to nominate a replacement during this election season. however, the president has already said it
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time. kelly o'donnell is at the white house tonight and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of respect across washington. but no pause before the clash of politics. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office to a lifetime appointment. [ applause ] >> reporter: an instant power struggle over a successor to justice scalia. >> let me just make one point -- barack obama is president of the united states in til january th, 2017. >> good evening, everybody -- >> reporter: president obama made clear he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously, as rvshould everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president gets to seat his third just, that change would make -- third justice, that change would make the court more liberal.
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of scalia's sudden ssing is the timing. a campaign year. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> reporter: republican candidate ted cruz had been a law clerk for chief justice rehnquist. now as a senator, he intends to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising that a lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> reporter: democrats are already calling out cruz. >> ted cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the halls of congress. let him show me the clause that says the president's only president for three years. >> reporter: with fewer senate votes, democrats may have to take their fight for an obama court pick to the campaign trail, as well. >> i just don't think it looks good that for veoury overtly political reasons that the republicans would deny this preside u' the right to exercise his constitutional re sponsibility which is to appoint members to the supreme court. >> reporter: for some
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republican senators, their opposition goes beyond themi idea of simply voting down anyone the president might choose. they say there should be no confirmation process, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. thomas? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house. thank you. and the death of just scalia also raises questions about how the court might decide a number of key cases this term from abortion rights to affirmative action. we get more on scalia's death and its impact from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as in the rest of the nation, justice scalia's death is being mourned in texas where he died saturday at this guest ranch popular with fellow bird hunters of an apparent heart attack. >> he had obviously passed away with no difficulty at all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our first message for the >> reporter: a catholic priest from a nearby church was summoned to administer last rites. justice scalia's colleagues on the court praised a
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ruth bader ginsburg said, "we were best buddies," adding, "he had a rare talent to make even a sober judge laugh." clarence thomas said, "it is hard to imagine court without my friend. i will miss him baund all measure." the court often divided 5-4 along ideological lines on big cases, justice scalia's death leaves eight justices and the possibility of tie votes 4-4. >> if there's a tie, there's no outcome at the supreme court. the lower court ruling stands. it's as if the supreme court never heard the case. >> reporter: a tie vote would leave rulings intact that block president obama's plan to let five million undocumented migrants stay here. a tie would mean the tough new texas restrictions on abortion would remain, possibly inspiring other states to enact similar laws. a tie would be a boost to the financial strength of unions representing teachers and other public employees. if a democratic president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia, that would tilt the court the other way to a majority of liberal justices.
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were able to put another justice on the court, he would cement zo a leftist major y on the court for the next generation or so. >> reporter: among potential n stominees mentioned in legal circles, sri sri srinivasan, indian americana patricia millet on the d.c. court of appeals, and paul wattford from california. the justices will be back on the bench for n a week and will face the prospect of finishing without a full court f wior the first time in more than 50 years. peter? >> pete williams reporting for us at the supreme court. thank you. the death of scalia and emerging battle over choosing and confirming the next justice, the republican presidential candidates were questioned about a number of other key and divisive issues in their debate last night in south carolina. as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate so far. >> justice antonin scalia -- >> reporter: after a moment of silence for
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the most contentious gop debate so far. >> they lied. >> just been telling lies -- >> why do you supply. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the words "liar" or some variation were used at least 22 times. 13 by front-runner donald trump. and yet -- >> didn't call anybody a liar -- >> you called ted cruz a liar. >> reporter: slammed by jeb bush over foreign policy and how to fight isis in syria. >> it is lewd udicrous to suggest that russia could be a partner in this. >> jeb is so wrong. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> the world trade center came down reign. remember that. [ boos ] >> reporter: marco rubio trying to rebound from his last debate came to bush's defense today blaming 9/11 on bill clinton's decision ton not to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to prosper and by 2001 have the ability to strike america. >> reporter: they clashed over
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at one point cruz took wish something rubio had said in a spanish language interview. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: cruz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positions. >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. are you the single biggest liar. >> donald has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record, he screams, liar, liar, liar. a different tone, john kasich. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazy. this is just nuts, [ applause ] >> geez, oh man. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't stop this. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, there seems to be no stopping trump. >> i think it was probably my best performance. >> reporter: in a state where politics is a contact sport. the gop primary here
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tomorrow, hoping to capitalize on his family's popularity in south carolina, jeb bush will be joined on the campaign trail by his brother, george w. bush, and the former first lady tomorrow. >> gabe gutierrez reporting from south carolina. thank you. for your retirement, you want to celebrate the little things, because they're big to you. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. td ameritrade . good news. you're down with crestor. alright! now there's a way you can get crestor for $3. adding crestor, along with diet, lowers bad cholesterol. crestor is not for people with liver disease, f or women who are nursing,pregnant, . .
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our meteorologist, dylan dreyer, looks at what's in store. dy plan? >> good evening, thomas. it is the coldest weather we've seen so far this season. ans:d in fact, the coldest valentine's day on record. it's all thanks to the polar vortex dropping down this cold arctic air from canada. are going to see things turn the corner as we go into tomorrow. this morning, we broke records in new york city with the temperature of minus 1. the old record in boston was minus 3. we bottomed out at minus 9. albany, 13 below. watertown started the day off at 37 below zero. monday we'll start to tumern the corner. temperatures above yo freezing in new york. boston, 3. boston should -- boston, 35. then tuesday, temperatures will soar to the mid 50s, about 15 degrees above average for the northeast. pittsburgh should even hit 41 degrees. with this next storm system moving in, while it will start as snow, it will turn over to rain. here we go, 5:00 in the morning on monday. lighter snow showers back through west
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we will see a brief period of heavier snow across virginia and washington, d.c. quick one to three inches possible in washington monday morning. then we'll see it turn over to rain as we go into monday night. new york city will also see some light accumulations, about one to two inches. then we'll see things turn over to rain through the afternoon and evening on tuesday here in new york city. thomas? >> thank you very much. when we come back in a mo yont, a tribute to those who made a perilous journey. how a symbol of their adversity became art. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of su woper poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out.
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zealand today as a strong earthquake strict near christchurch on the south island. the quake had a magnitude of 5.8 and caused part of a dloif collapse to the -- cliff to collapse into the ocean. no reports of major damage or serious injuries.
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anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed almost 200 people. the plight of migrants and refugees crossing into europe is dramatically illustrated in a new exhibit. some 14,000 orange life jackets worn by the migrants have been wrapped around the pillars of the concert hall in berlin where a raft is also on display. it's the work of a chinese dissident artist. more than 3,700 migrants died last year trying to cross the mediterranean to europe. and on this valentine's day, we have a love story to talk it. it's one for the ages. he's 104. she's his younger wife, just 100. john and ann better of fairfield, connecticut, are said to be the longest married couple in the u.s. 83 years. today through the twitter account of a company that's embraced their story, they offered advice to questions like how do they keep things fresh and new. said ann, "we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs, and we're fine." what a beautiful story. happy valentine's day to them and to all of you. that's going to do
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news" this sunday. lester holt will be back next sunday. i'm thomas roberts from new york. thank you and good night. >> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actually think they read the wrong verdict? >> you feel so alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest. despair to hope. darkness to light. tonight, a fight for freedom, "in the shadow of justice." what happened to this teenager could happen to any one of our children. everyone should stand up and tttake notice. at 18, he was arrested for murder. ad ohamant he was innocent.

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