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and, risky business. chris rock getting ready to rock the oscars, hosting in the middle of a controversy. promising a "blackout" is on the way. good evening. thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecilil vega. we begin tonight with that showdown in south carolina.. democrats at this hour still voting there. hillary clinton going big in the palmetto state, while bernie sanders has struggled to introduce him there. preliminary polls coming in, take a look. 6 in 10 voters are african-american, that could be a record. all-important group. also 7 in 10 voters want the next president to continue barack obama's policies. voters there have less than an hour, now, to weigh in and abc's davivi wright starts us off from columbia. david, good eveving. good evening, cecilia.
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hillary clinton is planning a big victory party right h he in this room. but she andernie sanders are already focused on super tuesday. today, hlary clinton was in fair field, alabama, lking straight at the republican front-runner. >> i'm not going to ask taxpayers to provide free education to donald trump's youngest child. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: sandersrwas in austin, texas, south carolina already in his rearview mirror. >> i think we have a surprise coming for sompeople on tuesday. [ applause ] >> reporter: the clintons, bill and hillary, have invested heavily in the palmetto state, 23 is the stops here in this past week alone. today, shgs,ill clinton faced a heckler. >> and the thing is that we have four lives in benghazi that were killed and your wife tried to cover it up. >> reporter: things got even messier from there.
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to my answer? why are you afraid. >> no i'm not afraid, because i know you're goingng t t lie. >> don't touch me. >> reporter: sanders has investedless time here. at his event last night, there were plenty of empty seats. >> california -- obviously, i think something like, 20% of the total delegates come from california. 20%. >> reporter: so you're not going anywhere? >> we're going to california! we're off to the west coast, absolutely. >> reporter: today many of the voters said they got history with the clintons. >> he knows sosething. >> reporter: even sanders' supporters like richard scott say it's the way the wind seems to be blowing. >> hillary will be the one that wins south carolina. but i have to just put my support behind the person i believe in. >> 2eporter: voting your heart sf. >> voting my heart. >> voting with his heart.
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inside clinton's event in columbia south carolina. david, clinton's camp is feeling confident tonight. they're certainly hoping for that big win. >> they know they're going to win the only question is by how much? some of the polls had them up by more than 20 points. the clinton campaign actually said they stopped e doing their own polls. because they didn't have to here. cecilia. >> david, thank you we turn to the republicans. l eyes on super tuesday. just three days awayay chris christie campaigning with donald trump one day after that bombshell endorsement. teaming up to pummel marar rubio, but the florida senator is doubling down, branding trump a con artist. but, is it too late to stop the h h s high-profile weapon by his side, chris christie, donald trump unleashed a verbal assault on marco rubio. >> i watched this lightweight rubio -- total lightweight,
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ng, bing, bing, bing. >> reporter: rubio, trying to beat trump at his own game, is hurling personal insults. >> donald trump likes to sue people. he should sue whoever did that to his face. >> reporter: armed with this new line of attack -- >> con artist. con artist. con artist. friends don't let friends vote for con artists. >> reporter: in georgia, at his largest campaign rally yet, rubio called trump a con man more a dozen times. trump pushed back. >> trump's a con man. the last thing i am, folks, is a con man. i built a great business, okay? >> reporter: also under fire, trump university. the defunct school facing a lawsuit. tonight, a new attack ad using that as ammo. >> i paid $35,000 to trump university and all i got was a picture of myself with a cardboard cutout of donald trump. >> reporter: rival ted cruz is piling on, hammering trump for not releasing his tax returns. >> but maybe his tax returns show that he doesn't have quite as much money as he says he
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>> reporter: and trump is also threatening to weaken first amendment protections for reporters so he can sue them. >> the media -- the most dishonest human beings on earth, i'm telling you. >> reporter: but his spotters in attacks. all these new attacks we're going after donald trump? >> not fazing me a bit. >> mary bruce joins us now. donald trump aut to take the stage there. so many endorsements. so much hope for a spot in the white house. is chr christie offering any indications that he's@after a new job here. >> chris christie is set to join donald trump here. he has been asked a direct cecilia. trail.
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let's talk donald trump, if he comes out ahead, is it a done deal? >> no, but it will be close. donald trump can kill off ted cruz by winning the southern states. but marco rubio can live to fight another day if he has a series of strong of second-place and third-place finishes. his big day will be march 15th. winner take all primary in floridaif he can win those two states he can still come out on toto >> let's talk democrats, voting still a und ohio. carolina. hillary clinton hoping for a really big win. bernie sanders said he's going all of the way to california. >> if she has a big winn south carolina, she's on a clear path to t t nomination. >> all right, jon rl, thank you. stay with abc news for full coverage on super tuesday. with special editions on "good morning america" and "world news
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entireolitical powerhouse team on the air beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. we want to mauve on to top stories. that deadly work place shooting in kansas. the gunman's own video posted on facebook showing him firing an automatic weapon at a shooting range. he's accused of turning a gun on a co-worker. here's abc's eva pilgrim with the latest. >> reporter: tonight, a new arrest in the wake of that deadly workplace rampage. 28-year-old sarah hohoins, a former live-in girlfriend of the alleged gunman cedric ford, charged with giving a firearm to a convicted felon. hopkins telling investigators she gave ford her own ak-47 and glock pistol. after their breap she had taken them back, but later "returned both guns because fo had threatened her." just a month lat, ford posting this video to his facebook page, firing an ak-47. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: fd killed 3 of
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14 more before being killed police chief doug schroeder. adam miller was trying to evacuate his co-workers when he came face to face with ford. >> so, i told him he needs to run, there's a fire andhe just looked confused. >> reporter: miller, who is still recovering in th he says he still feels for ford. >> i don't know what he was going through. obviously he felt this was the way out. and somy heart just aches for him. >> reporter: just 90 minutes before the shooting, ford was served at work with a restraining order to stay away from another ex-girlfriend, who claimed he was "in desperate need of medical and psychological help." cecilia, excel industries remains closed tonight. no word on when the plant will reopen. cecilia. >> thank you.
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syria, defying all expectations, a seescease-fire holding on for 24 hours. here's alex marquardt. >> reporter: children pling tonight in an empty lot on the edge of damascus. none are from here, all forced from their homes in a war that s lasted as long as they can remember. today, this boy told me, they didn't bomb. across syria, the sounds of war all but disappeared. replaced -- for now -- with a quiet that hasn't been heard in years. few believe it will last, but many are praying it does. you're tired of the war? >> my mind and my heart and my baby all are tired of this war. >> reporter: scattered fighting did continue today. members of an aid group known as the white helmets said they rushed to rescue people in northern syria from the assad regime's infamous barrel bombs. but near here, in the south, they posted a picture today joking that the cease-fire meant that they got a day off.
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and so, even if this fragile truce fails tomorrow, it still can be considered a success, a model to build on that could one day bring peace back to this country. cecilia. >> alex, thank you. we turn back here at home. police in california say a drag race on a freeway near los angeles ended in this -- a deadly inferno lighting up the night sky for miles. three people were killed. one of the speeding cars apparently lost control, hitting a big rig, sending the tractor-trailer through the dieder into oncoming traffic. now to a phenomenon, those popular e-cigarettes, some of them exploding suddenly and without warning. here's gloria rivera with one woman's frightening story. >> the car's gonna explode. >> reporter: this frantic 911 call coming in just after an e-cigarette apparently explodes inside this car in naples, florida.
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>> yes, it was an e-cigarette. >> reporter: she told she was smoking a modified e-cigarette when it exploded in her mouth, burning her face and damaging two teeth. >> i had char. i pushed the button and then it literally, like, i felt an impact in my face. i saw sparks fly off in the passenger seat. >> reporter: the government saying millions of americans smoke e-cigarettes. so far, more than two dozen explosion explosions. this week, his e-cigarette x exploded inn his pocket, he said, caususg second-degree murder. another explosion nearly set a bedroom on fire. experts say problems often begin when the device's lithium battery is overcharged. >> have happened during the charging phrase. >> reporter: currently the fda doesn't regulate the health and safety of all e-cigarettes.
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at the white house. cecilia. >> glory yo ya thank you. an alleged impostor accused of fooling an entire pennsylvania high school. questions now about his relationship with a teenage girl. abc's kendis gibson has more. >> reporter: tonight, that alleged high school imposter facing new charges. he's behind bars. police say artur samarin, now 23 years old, had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in 2014. now charged with statutory sexual assault. samarin has not yet responded to those charges, but earlier admitted from his harrisburg, pennsylvania, jail cell he did scam the system to stay in the u.s. >> i'm here in this prison because i've done a crime. i'm a criminal, unfortunately, but it is true. >> reporter: samarin also saying in 2012 he left ukraine, assumed the alias asher potts, and went
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day for the last four years -- >> it's scary. >> reporter: cops say y en samarin's visa ran out, he forged documents, including a social security card, to enroll in school. samarin says he was simply trying to escape war-torn ukraine. >> i love the united states. it's a land of opportunity for all of uimmigrants. >> reporter: tonight, this alleged imposter is behind bars on $20,000 bond. kendis gibson, abc news, new york. still ahead tonight -- the big shock for one mom. going down the freeway, when her toddler managed to do this. new ways to arm yourself against those high-tech thieves at those atms. what you need to be on the lookout for. i'm savin' you five hundred coming soon from progressive it's "savin' u," the new hit single from the dizzcounts. cash money theiggest discount and understand... the dizzcounts.
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because of the total lack of african-american acting nominees. but chris rock will be there, hosting. >>is brand of comedy is to absolutely go there. >> reporter: even before the nominations, rock wrote in "the hollywood reporter," "it's a white industry." >> and this year, that's what everyone wan@s to hear, that's what everyone recognizes they have to hear, so, he is sort of perfectly suited for this job this year. >> reporter: last time rock hosted in 2005, he went there. >> it's a great night tonight. we have four black nominees tonight. so great. it's kind of like the def oscar jam totoght. >> reporter: since this year's all-white nominations were announced, he's cancelled all interviews, said nothing. >> chris has been out there, he's been testing his material on audiences at comedy. clubs. i think he's been testing just how far he can go with it. >> reporter: how far? well, the show's prodmcers told our own lara spencer, maybe even
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>> he'll tweak up until sunday night. >> reporter: tweeting this week, #blackout." nick watt, abc news, los angeles. we'll be watching. . the big oscar show airs tomorrow night rightere on abc. of course, stay with us as the voting results come in from south carolina. thank you for spending your saturday night with us.
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[ cuckoos ] this is an abc news special report. the south carolina pry mire. now reporting george stephanopoulos. and we're come tong air with breaking news in the race for the white house. democrats voting in south carolina toda and abc news can project that hillary clinton will win the primary in that key state. she's riding a wave of overwhelming support in the african-american community, about 6 in 10 south carolina voters scoring a decisive victory in the statat cecilia vega has been covering that camp from the start. a sign of things to come in those seven southern states. >> exactly right. they weren't just hoping for a big win in south carolina they were hoping to crush bernie

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