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bit morel gant. what a treat on this monday, february th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good mning on this presidents' day. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. incredible weekend with the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. we're going to begin with the polilical chaos sparked by his sudden death. >> it was really sudden. scalia conservative icon served on the high court for 30 years. now the bipartisan battle lines drawn over when his seat should be filled. are more now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> a here's carried the body of justin aonin scalia to the airport for a final flight home as the battle for his seat on the supreme court is brewing. constitutional responsibilities top fame a successor.
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in this election year not only in congress but also on the campaign trail. >> we should not allow a lame duck to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning montns of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: scalia died in his sleep saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. >> he was totally peaceful. he was a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> they assured me they did not see any signs of fl play. >> reporter: the family ep objecting to an autopsy after talking to investigators on the scene. back in washingtoning with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declaring this vacancy should not be filled till we ve a new president, president obama is forging ahead and on
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candidates judge viacheslav nava san. >> the stakes could not be higher. without scalia the court remains divided 4-4. reena and kendis? >> elizabeth, thank you. president politicians and colleagues are all reflecting on scalia's life and lecy. justice ruth bader ginsburg said they wer best buddys d justice clarence thomama called him a towering intellect. more from abc's tom llamas mo gives us a snap soft scalili in his own words. >> a man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good n. >> reporter: he was never one to run away from a fight. bold, brash and yet poetic in his argues. >> i love t argue. i've always loved to argue. it may well be that i'm something of a shin kicker. >> reporter: unafraid to speak his mind and seemingly incapable of backing down. >> i'm in the business of enforcing democracy.
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controversiallssues even on stuff like homosexual rights, abortion, we debate with each other and persuade eachther and vote on it. >> reporter: creating unlikely but lasting friendships on the bench. >> i've criticized the opinions of some of my colleagues and we have wered friends. just as they have criticized my opinions and we have wered friends. >> reporter: and never losing a step. >> will certainly retire at the time where i perceivehat i am not as good as i used to be that i've lost a step. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. one of the favorite stories that i've heard came from david axelrod, senior advisor foror brez obama. he said there was a moment at a white house correspondents dinner when scalia turned to him and said he knows i'm not under any illusions you're going to send me someone conservative like me but i hope you send me someone smart. axelroded can't b%lieve he's
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you're not supposed to talk about this. he goes send us elena kaga the president ended up choosing sonia so the mayor and then kagan. even though they're both not conservative, they're different political spectruru he really respected her and ended up going hunting with her. during the confirmation, she said she would shoot a gun att some point and went with him. they became hunting partners. they all hunt together even though they were different views. >> i think they learned that from sandra day o'connor who told them if you want to get on the good side of justice scalia, go hunng with him. it's a tip she passed on to many others. >> folks on capitol hill could get that, despite having different opinions they could still make it work. we're going to move on right nowwo another 0 towering figure, pope francis.
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thousands of the catholic faithful gather inside anticipation of his own air mass in t state of chiapas. pope francis passed by in a small white hard top fiat rather than an open air pope probably had. he got out and greeted well-wishers gathered near the residents. blessing them and holding hair hands. later he spoke out against the drug trade. >> the eagles of death metal band finished a concertert cut short by the deadly attack in november. the california based band startedity rescheduled european tour in stoke home three months to the day after bombers stormed the theater killing 89 people. some survivors of the attack say they won't be attending t`e concert tomorrow. >> the idea of returning there so soon and being in a venue, i think for me personally, it would be too soon for me to be
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it's a nonevent at the moment. >> psychologists are expected to be attending the concert in c ce any fans suffer flashbacks. we're getting new lightht that is being flown on an incident of sexual harassment involving peyton manning during his time at the university of tennessee years ago. now, during the incident which happened in 1996, manning allegedly assaulted a female athletic trainer while she was assessing the extent of an injury that he was dealing with. the incident was settled the following year but the case is mentioned in a newly filed lawsuit in which six women claimed the university will a systemic disregard for women claiming sexual harassment. the school says it acted lawfully in the situations outlined in the case. dozens of people at a new hampshire ski resort are spending the night safe on the ground after a harrowing few hours suspended mid-air. they were board the two-tram cars at cannon mountain that became stuck 40 feet in the air.
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were able to rappel down to the ground. there was no panic, just concern. >> it was a bit harrowing especially to be lowered from the floor of the tram on a cable. >> an 8-month-old baby was among the first eevacuatiated. the temperatures in franconia was minus 4 during the mid afternoon emergency but there were no injuries. >> but there is bitter cold there in new hampshire. and the rest of the northeast over night. bostonians awoke to o e coldest morning yesterday in nearly 60 years.s. 6-0. 9 degrees below zero. commuter and trasity rail service was disare upped. there were also days at logan airport because of cold weather problems with ground equipment. further west, heavy snow in the chicago area and it's continuing this morning into the commute. hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed and traffic snarled on area who is.
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as the storm system moves east. it's expected to turp intoitis. we're going to get more now from paul williams at accuweather. gogo morning. >> good morning to you, as well. you've heard the phrase hot mess. this is going to be a cold mess for the deep south. we're looking for significant icing to happen throughout charlottesville over towards asheville wi dangerous travel expected in the area you see highlighted along with power outages. we go to the deep south where we're expecting flashs flooding with torrential downpours from nashville towards atlanta towards jackson and reaching as far as south as new orleans. there's a sequel to this thing. it's going to reach up towards the northeast by the time we get foo tuesday. we're looking for that same area of flash flooding and heavy downpours with severe weather expected down in the deep south. it's going to reach all the way up towards richmond and eventually slide its way up to boston. >> thanks. we're going to warm things up right now and calm things
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of the more unique ways love birds were celebratiti valentine's day. >> this can't be real. white casal? come on now. >> cas sass blanko >> apparently for the 25th year in the row, the home of the slider put on its valentine's day dinner. some strawns were decked out for the occasion. there were tablecloths, balloons, flowers. you get the idea. hose who made reservations were served by waiters and waitresses. for some, it's a tradition. >> we've been coming seven or eight years. we go to a nice restaurant either t t day before or the day after. and we always come to white house castle on valentine's day. >> in addition to the usual sliders, there were some other special menu items include sriracha shrimp nibblersnd, of course, there were some special des sers, as well. >> so the two the vegetarians on set. >> yeah, it's always a problem when we do segments with meat. tommy will kindly step in.
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connoisseur of white castle. >> yeah, here you go. >> get another one. >> jack? >> no, i'm good. thank you though. >> deb? >> i'm good. i'm driving. > these are all cold. nobody heated them. >> there's some warm one. >> they're good cold, scott's saying upstairs in control. >> you want to try a cold one too, tommy? >> how did you get so hooked. >> i got hooked back in high school. love them. >> so that's what you guys did? >> you didn't go to thealt shop? >> malt and white castle together. >> you get the malt at the white castle. it's a good tradition. >> jack, i love themem >> i would give the shrimp sriracha a try. >> voila. cong up "the mix" a perfect gesture for the day after valentine's day. what you can do with your ex-'s old stf. >> a health alert about the artificial turf on athletic fields. the young athletes at risk and
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a certain type of artificial turf on which millions of american children play is raising red flags. >> several federal agencies a a looking into the safety of the crumb rubber fields made of a possible carcinogenic material. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: a major step towards answering a crucial question for athletes across the country. could the fields they play on be a hard to their health. espn's e 60 series addressing the growing concern last november. >> all these kids that are playing bause they love it, i want them to be safe. i want to know the truth. tell me. is it good or is it bad for us? >> reporter: three federal agencies are now looking into whether a popular artificial turf caused crumb rubber could contain dangerous carcinogens. several lawmakers raising the issue worrieded about the effect of the turf made from groundup used tires. athletes say during a game those
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on "world news now." earthquakes are nearly impossible to predict. >> but a new app could be used to warn people miles away that an earthquake is imminent. katy utis has the story. >> reporter: designed in california, and downloaded across the world, developers of the my shakepp await data from the earthquakes. >> we're jittery, too. >> lewis schreier is working with uc berkeley's seismological lab to turn your mobile phone
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this morning on "world news now," dangerous conditions from windchill warnings in the northeast to a snowstorm on the move from the midwest. today's icy predictions from cuweather. >> justice remembered. the conservative on the supreme court antonin scalia and his legacy. from his death in texas to the emotional debate about who will replace him. >> and new this half hour, could a former new york governor be in trououe again? elliot spitzer. girlfriend and what spitzer has to say about it. later, kanye west complains about money problems. is he really tens of millions of
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the reaction in "the skinny" on this monday, february 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we should say good morning on this holiday, on presidents' day. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. our top story this half hour. the extreme weather. snow falling at times overnight in chicago after several inches yesterday. many drivers said they were only on the roads because it was valentine's day and there were quite a few accidents. >> hundreds of flights were canceled, too. it wasn't just the chicago area. we get some details right now from abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: white knuckle driving across the midwest. heavy snow bringing white out conditions outside indianapolis,s, triggering multiple pile-ups injuring at least ten. pennsylvania's i-78 is back open after this massive pile-up saturday killing three and sending dozens to the hospital. that blast of arctic air sending temperatures plunging to lows
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>> it feels like a razor. >> reporter: new york city hitting minus 1 degree. the coldest day in new york city in 22 years. >> it's like whipping you in the back of the head. it hurts. i don't like it. it's like beg on a roller coaster. >> reporter: boston even colder, 9 below but feeling like minus 36. for those braving the elements, it was brutal. 15firefighters battling this fire for hours in philadelphia. the water meant for the flames turning to ice encasing this car. in new hampshire, 40 people had to be rescued from a mountain tram. the temperature there? zero. a messy start to the week, but the good news is this storm is bringing with it relief from this bitter cold. phillip mena, abc news, new york. boy, he looks cold. >> yeah, he does. >> that break phillip mentioned comes after snow, rain and ice. >> following a polar vortex so
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cold clear air blew all the clouds to sea in this picture that was tweeted out from astronaut scott kelly in space at the station up there. scott said, it even looks cold from up here. accuweather's paul williams is tracking all of this for us. paul? >> i appreciate that, kendis, reena. what we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a storm that's going to turn ugly and stay that way. low pressure system will ride its way right into the northeast and it's going to start off as just snow but it's going to turn ugly as a wintry mix will takeover all the way back towards the tennessee valley region with a mix of freeng rain as well as sleet. this storm's not going to let up on monday and it's going t/ bring significant icing down towards the deep south. ugly, le i said, kendis, reena. >> thank you, paul. >> and turning now to the death scal. the body is believed to have arrived in virginia hours ago is, flown back from el paso on a private plane. scalia died of natural causes at
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he was found dead in his room after missing breakfast and lunch. >> he was totally peaceful. he was a man who went to sleep and ju didn't wake up. >> a texas official said scalia's doctor in washington told her he had been ill and came to his office both wednesday and thursday before the trip. this morning, justice scalia is baing remembered as a brilliant legal mind with an incomparable sense of humor. a larger than life figure on the bench and off. and there are many fond memories from his political friends and foes alike. abc's terry moran takes a look at his legacy. >> reporter: for decades, jus antonin scalia led the charge to take constitutional law back, back he would say to its original meaning. >> the constitution is not meant to facilitate change.. it is meant to impede change. to make it difficult to change. >> reporter: on that score, perhaps scalia's greatest triumph, his ruling in 2008 that
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an individual right to bear arms where he brushed aside concerns about gun violence in modern america. it is not the role of this court to pronounce the second amendment extinct he wrote. another victor bush versus gore. the 2000 case that awarded george w. bush the presidency and divided the country -- >> i and my court owe no apology whatever for bush versus gore. we did the right thing so there. >> reporter: in dissent he was biting, caustic, clear. when the court upheld obamacare for the second time last year, scalia sneered, we should start calling this law scotus care and in oral argument, lawyers feared his pointed questions as when he challenged the idea that the court could create a right to gay marriage after 200 years of laws banning it. when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?
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>> reporter: scalia loved a good argument but he made friends across the political and judicial spectrum most famamsly with liberal icon ruth bader ginsburg. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. >> ruth is really bad only on the knee jerk stuff. >> reporter: scalia's death leaves the court shorthanded and sharply divided 4-4 on huge issusu like affirmative action and president obama's climate change policies. the stakes could not be higher specially since one of those four conservatives justice anthony kennedy swings to the liberal side unpredictably. terry moran, a a news, mexico city. >> thank you so much, terry. the political battle over the next supreme court justice begeg not long after scalia's death. majority leader mitchch mcconnell said the senate should not vote on the nomination till after the presidential e ection but president obama made it clear he intends to announce a nononee and that's become an issue on the campaign trail. >> this next election needs to be a refererdum on the court.
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president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outraraous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> and said to be on the short list to replace scalia, merrick garland, chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals, circuit court judge jane kellll circuit judge sri srinavasan and attorney general loretta lynch. >> eliot spitzer, the former governor is of new york is under investigation for assault. sources say a 25-year-old woman claims that spitzer tried to choke her at the plaza hohol in manhattan. the pair apparently had a romantic relationship for two years before she tried to break it off.. spitzer resigned in 2008 after being involved in a prostitution scandal. >> police in britain are investigating a laser strike on a virgin atlantic flight that forced a flilit to return to london.
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york. the pilot said the laser strike happened about seven miles from heathrow airport. the flight continued till it was juju west of ireland. when it turned around and landed safely back in london. virgin says one of the pilots reported a medical issue apparently linked to the laser strike. passengers were put up for the night and will fly to new york today. >> new numbers show the skies in a bit safer in 2015. 136 people died in airline accidents last year, far less s s last year. those where is deliberate acts. pope francis is celebrating mexico's indians today and will celebrate an open air masses in chiapas in three native languages. yesterday onlookers cheered as pope francis passed by in a smalalwhite hard top fiat rather than an open air popemobile. president obama is in southern california this morning
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meeting of the asian association of south east asian nations which does nototnclude china. the u.s. will push the advantages of joining a pacific trade pact that doesn't include china and will also discusshe impact of isis in the region. >> if you live in nearly any of 40 big cities, maybe you came across a bunch of people running around in their underwear this broadcast weekend. it w for a good cause. >> it was for a good cause. they got in on it at the nation's capital. events like these are called cupid undie runs. obviously they're people running after raising money for the children's tumor foundation. in d.c., they shortened the course because of the cold. all of the events aimed to raise $5 million for the charity. reena told me just before we got on air that she did a surprise >> i did. >> last minu trip to d.c. >> i did go to d.c. this
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camera. no one could reach him except a sheriff's department helicopter. the 6-year-old man had fallen down a 100-foot ice chute northeast of los angeles. there's no word on what caused the accident. >> new questions are being raised about a feature on one of the most popular social media apps and whether it led to a fatal crash. >> the miles per hour feature on snapchat allows users to record their speed but some say it encourages reckless speeding. here now is abc's eva pilgrim. >> one car involved and people are still trapped in the vehicle. >> reporter: three young women, their car, slamming into a tractor-trailer filled with herbicide, bursting into flames. the driver and two passengers, killed. phililelphia police, blaming speed. surveillance video showing the girls speeding by moments before the crash. abc affiliate wpvi now reporting investigators are looking into whether the popular app snapchat
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gia was a passenger. her uncle believes it did. >> one of her friends had told me that she was snapchatting throughout the night. in the car they werehowing their speed, how fast they were drive ag, what they were doing. >> reporter: he says his naece was using a special filter on snapchat which snaps, or records, their speed. a popular trend he believes encourages people to drive fast and share with friends online. >> the fact that that part of the app is on there seems irresponsible at some point. >> if that happened, it helped to kill my daughter. >> reporter: a snapchat spokesperson telling abc news they take distracted driving seriously, including a do not snap and drive warning message when this geofilter is first accessed. gia's family, now warning others. >> i'm not blaming this for the death of my niece, but i hope somebody gets something out of it and puts it down while they're in the car. >> reporter: gia's family is planning to subpoena her final snaps in hopes that it helps them find some closure. eva pilgrim, abc news,
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>> i had to idea. i didn't know this was a feature on snapchat at all. >> at least it's out there and parents will be more aware. apparently youtube had videos of kids clocking their speed and posting it. >> speeds of nearly 106 miles an hour. but even if they're not doing that, just don't have the phone while you're driving like that. coming up, the wilderness drama that won big at the baftas but lost out to docudramas right here at home. >> and kanye west says he's $53 million in debt. >> do you believe that? >> how is that possible?
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>> "the skinny" is next.y" is next.tt0w!t.*(=! %4@-,2( tt0w!t.*(=! el@-&5d tt0w!t.*(=! ed@- 7 0w!t.*(=% )8h-@i\ tt0w!t.*(=% kzh-]& tt0w!t.*(=% n-h-(o, tt0w!t.*(=% 0ph-6(4 tt0w!t.*(=% s"h-&zt tt0w!t.*(=% ueh-%8$ tt0w!t.*(=% 7hh-9:p skinny, so skinny skinny, so skinny >>okay. time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, two more award bellwethers in the run-up to the oscars >> last night in london, of course, we had the baftas. this year the british film academy handedd its highest honors to "the revenant" for best film, best actor, best director but stealing the show last nighthtas rebel wilson taking a jab at the oscar so white controversy here at home. >> i have never been invited to the ososrs because as you know, they are racist. [ laughter ]
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members. and that's what we all want to see in life, isn't it? diverse members. >> oh, she is so good. taking this year's best actress award, brie larson for her role as the kidnapped mother in "room." the oscars are right here on abc f%bruary 28th. >> yes, and here at home in the meantime, the writers guild awards. >> american screen writers named "spotlight"om mccarthy's journalism drama about the boston globe's investigation of abuse in the catholic church as best original screen play. "the big short" won best adapted screen play. mr. robot took the prize for best new serees. >> and speak of movies we're going to get a little tease of a ailer for the much anticipated "ghostbusters can reboot. >> just released last night. thteaser shows no sign of its main stars melissa mccarthy,
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and kate mckinnon. >> it's chock full of what appears to be chaos in the streets of manhattan asking that all important question and now iconic question, how going to call. >> them. the full trailil set for release on march 3rd. the movie is set to hit theaters on july 15th. >> girl busters. love it. >> good. next a startling announcement by kanye west. >> just days after the launch of both his new album and his new clothing line before an audience of thousands at new york's madison square garden, west tweeted out as he waited for his appearance on "saturday night live" that he's $53 million in personal debt. come on. >> kendis, do you believe this? >> kanye needs a payday loan. the twitterverse is skeptical about this. he claimed last year he was $60 million in debt trying to launch his clothing line. >> so it's not helping. many of his fans complaining on twitter about not waing to have to o y a title subscription to hear his new album.
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going to actually drop prices on hiclothing line because he realized that that was sort of one of the mistakes he made early on. if you're going to drop prices on your clothing line, maybe he will sell more. >> he did marry rich and went on and on and on on twitter overnight. he just took it hostage. he says mark zuckerberg, i know it's your birthdhy, but can you please call me? i need a loan. he's pressuring us. >> what happened to for richer for poorer? >> jack says whatever happened. whatever happened to that. >> i don't think that works out all that well. >> it's only 53m il. >> finally, folks, just one day before the grammys, a personal tribute to david bowie by lady gaga. . >> yeah, the lady herself snapchatted the inking in progress on her left side of that iconic image of bowie's face from the cover of his
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"this was the image that changed my life." >> she'll perform a special tribute to bowie tomorrow night at the grammys. he died last month from cancer at the age of 69. looking forward to watching that. >> yes, but the bottom line, please send kanye a loan. >> go fund me now? >> $1. what do you have, anything? (ugh.) does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty?
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no mail, most schools are closed. most banks and credit unions and lots of sales onlinene >> oh, yeah, absolutely. >> don't forget that. >> according to a famous prediction made in a movie in 19, the whole world should have closed today. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: valentine's when love stutumen come out to play and stunt women like the couple getting married coatless in freezing wind high atop the empire state building on a record cold day. ponder the weird prediction made about this day in the movie "ghostbusters 2" 27 years ago. >> according to my source, the end of the world will be on february 14th in the year 2016. >> valentine's day, bummer. >> reporter: she said her source was an alien. whatever, on with the stunts. jqhn and ann betar both over 100 years old and married 83 years giving relationship advice on twitter. we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs and we're
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making news in america this morning ---emember a legal giant. new details of death of supreme court justice antonin scalia, his conservative legacy and the hasty political fight to replace him. all the angles. a family affair. former president george w. bush set to hit the trail to campaign with his brother jeb while donald trump leading in the polls continues to take shots at the bushes. ice age. sub zero temperatures across the east. including a completely frozenn
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a blaze, the record-breaking cold. and pucker up. the british awards handing out awards. setting up some surprises. good morning on this presidents day. political fallout on the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> both sides of the aisles are gearing up for a fight. >> there are new details this morning on the days and hours leading up to scalia's death. he died of natural causes saturday at a texas ranch d`ring a quail humpbting trip. senate republicans are calling for a replacement by the next president.


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