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tirement journey takes you, we can help you reach your goals. call us or your advisor t. rowe price. invest with confidence. honor for justice antonin scalia. how thousands are paying tribute. two tphaeupblg factors in decision 2016. which candidates are pulling ahead as key delegates shape the race to the white house. enjoy it while it lasts. temperatures up in the 60s today. getting you ready for another change in the week ahead. >> news 4 today starts now. made it to the weekend. >> yes. >> hey, hey. i'm angie goff. >> i'm
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welcome to news 4 today. be happier to sit here today talking about the weather. >> tom kierein, we are in for some major improvements. >> you remember where your flip-flops are? >> yes. i'm wearing them right now. >> it's still pretty chilly. but later today we will have a dreamy spring-like afternoon. look at our temperatures around the region for a february morning. we'll take the mid 40s. to upper 40s. annapolis, 47. downtown, mid 40s. shenandoah getting into the mid-40s there. some of the mild air is at 58 degrees on this saturday morning. a few clouds coming in.
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still a blustery wind, though. the flag is blowing with gusts of wind, 30 miles per hour. a breezy morning. then a mild afternoon. looking like rain wednesday into thursday for the coming weeks. i have the timing on that and we will deal with these delicious details on today. that's coming up in just a few minutes. happening today, family and friends are going to gather to say good-bye to antonin scalia. service gets under way at the basilica of the immaculate sideline. vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden will represent the white house. a private burial will be held later on today. john sherman will join us in the 9:00 hour as the nation says a final good-bye. the time is 6:02. new this morning, a fatal
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shooting in the district. police were called to benning road last night. police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. he died from his injury. decision 2016. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in inform of inform conferences. the republican battle in south carolina. so who will come out on top tonight? steve handelsman looks ahead from south carolina's capital. >> reporter: thank you. good morning from columbia. voters here head to the poll for the first primary in the south. what should we watch? who should we watch. donald trump enjoyed a big lead in the polling in south carolina is. before trump tangled with the pope, before he promised to clean up his language and did not, ted cruz closed their
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to five points. marco rubio polling a strong third hopes not just to beat cruz today. but if he can he drives jeb bush and john kasich from the race and emerges tonight as the only mainstream republican candidate. in nevada where hillary clinton lost her big lead in the polls to bernie sanders, even a win by just a few points in tonight's caucuses would look like a clinton loss. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, columbia, south carolina. >> well, here's what the states look like. 50 delegates, 3 superdelegates up for grabs in the republican race. nearly half will go to the overall winner. now to nevada. 35 delegates are at stake. the delegates are not bound to any candidate until y.
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the state will send 8 superdelegates to the democratic national convention. chuck todd will join us to break down the results tomorrow morning. while hillary clinton continues to lead here in the district, the trend is mirroring in the rest of the country. of the 25 superdelegates, 18 have especially tkorsedded clinton. that's up from 14 in november. she has 49 to sanders's 19. making some ground. a petition is halfway to its goal of 5,000 signatures. caitlyn brown is looking to close because of security concerns. schools have strict security every day except on election day making the school vulnerable to trouble.
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many of you will be out enjoying the nice weather. plans to visit the washington monument will have to wait a bit. this has nothing to do with the mechanics of the elevator. the damage was caused biff a contractor working on a different issue there. >> now to a developing story. tropical cyclone winston has made land fall if iji. it is the most powerful on record to ever hit that country. it is packing winds of 186 miles per hour. the public curfew is now in effect. authorities continue urging folks to stay inside. >> high winds and major damage closer to home. the windy city lives up to its name. my goodness. a high-speed wreck on this big weekend for
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you've got to see this. the winds are whipping. everyone there is taking cover. the winds even caused a wall to collapse at a construction site at the city and a roof to cave in. chicago police closed downtown streets friday because of debris flying off buildings. at the height, wind gusts were up to 60 miles per hour there. wow. well, three people are seriously hurt after that sight-seeing helicopter crash in hawaii's pearl harbor. there were problems
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a 15-year-old boy was critically hurt in that crash. the two other people remain in serious condition can. divers hit the water to float the chopper back up to the surface yesterday. the ntsb is looking to find out what caused the chopper to go down. this weekend marks the 15th anniversary that the racing world lost detailern heart, sr. in the daytona 500. you have to check this out. as drivers took the white flag for the final lap in the camping world truck series, one car hit the outside wall and flew through the area. the truck rolled about 13 times before landing on its wheels. he walked away and is okay. johnny solder went on to win under caution. say hello to one of the nicest saturdays we have had in weeks. tom kierein is
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is shine on the way. a deadly shooting in our area ruled self-defense. a grand
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an epa official says flint doesn't have enough qualified personnel to ensure that the city's water system meets federal requirements on preventing lead pollution. a quality spokesperson said the state received the letter and is reviewing it. >> well, we may never know if a man accused of killing a d.c. family and their housekeeper acted alone. wint pleaded guilty to 20 charges. 12 counts of first degree murder included. because wint cannot be sentenced to death. he has no incentive to give up any accomplices he may have had. if he is convicted on one murder charge, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. frank true leo shot and killed a guest at a holiday party back
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he said he was defending his family when he shot perez. perez got drunk and charged the host, threatening to kill him and his wife and their children. he said he knew he was a martial arts expert and posed a threat to his family. >> it was just beyond belief to have somebody in your home yelling at the top of their lungs they are going to kill you. and you are standing next to my son's bedroom door. my wife behind me trying to call the police. >> he was arrested for murder and jailed until a judge allowed him to be released on bond a week later. he can now go on with his long, one that will forever carry what happened that december. city leaders believe a new rule backed up what most parents require anyway. >>
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violators. we're looking to et cetera the public and make sure they are safe and make sure they have the equipment they need to ride and be safe on a bicycle. >> free helmets will be provided for those who cannot afford one. >> i went out for a ride and it was the wind in your face. it was brutally cold. but today will be a much better day. >> it will be a dream-like situation where you think is this really happening? yeah. it's tough riding your bike in the wintertime. today, great day to get a bike out on the path, maybe do some hiking. a wonderful day for a brisk walk. what to wear? you'll definitely need a coat this morning and short sleeves this afternoon. the first time i put that on the what to wear map in a while. forget the gloves and the
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umbrella. you'll need sun glasses too. high clouds coming and going. there is the sunrise under way. the sun is coming up in a half an hour. capturing the sunlight. it will be a gorgeous sunrise the next half hour or so. and the sky cast 4 showing some of the high clouds through the morning hours. quite a bit of sunshine. just high clouds drifting over us into the afternoon hours and early evening hours. it will begin to clear out. overnight don't, mostly clear throughout this evening. storm team 4 radar not showing any rain, no snow anywhere in the vicinity. no travel problems weather wise. yeah, it is mild here for a february morning. these are usually the high temperatures this time of year. montgomery, fairfax, the district, mid and upper 40s.
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some spots out in west virginia, petersburg, 57 degrees. here is your exercise forecast for today. by 11:00, should be in the low 50s, near 60 by 1:00. between 2:00 and 3:00, briefly touching the low 60s. by sunset, back to 60 degrees. sunset today is around 5 khrp 54. overnight tonight, if you're heading out, should be beautiful. cool this evening. still in the 50s 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. heading back home late evening, back down to the mid-50s. a terrific night for going out this evening. we'll have temperatures by dawn on sunday generally in the mid to upper 40s most of the region. storm team 4 four-day forecast. clouds close in tomorrow afternoon. likelihood of passing light rain showers. before then, ought to make it up to the upper 50s, near 60. a bit cooler tomorrow. r
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afternoon, sunday evening. monday, back to work and school. cooler. 40s in the morning. afternoon highs 50 degrees. then cloudy on tuesday. it looks like no rain or snow. cloudy. 50 degrees. it is wednesday into thursday that will likely get some rain. right now it looks like we have a is zero percent chance of snow. it will be up near 50 on wednesday afternoon. light rain. then moderate to maybe heavy down powers through midday thursday. look at next weekend. next saturday in the mid 40s and chilly. next sunday, 50 degrees. enjoy the day, guys. >> we will. thank you very much, tom. >> coming up, wouldn't it nice if your cartels you to watch out for the
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more people calling off sick. more cases of the flu are on the rise in our region. 6:20. we're back a kathleen matthews: too many nights, i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die
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we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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a look at what's happening on the roads and rails this weeken
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repairs. just closures on the left and center lanes throughout the weekend. they will be repaved and will reopen by late saturday afternoon. that's the good news if you're going to be using the bridge any time this weekend. national governors conference in northwest. again, road were closures around capitol hill. roads will be reopening there monday night once that conference is then out of the way. talking about metro. everywhere, every line, we have a bit of a delay this weekend. red line single tracking between friendship heights, and silver spring. orange and blue, single tracking between smithsonian and federal center southwest. an alert every 10 minutes on the silver line. green line, single tracking between enfant plaza and navy yard. ford is trying to make your commute a little less bumpy. check this on out. the car giant
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pothole detection technology by putting it in the new fusion. it instantly adjusts shock absorbers to keep it from dropping. it has only been available in lincoln luxury cars and the expedition. find out how to report a pothole directly. go to the nbc washington app and search pothole. the event show cases hundreds of worldwide destinations to the caribbean and local hot spots. the show runs through sunday at the washington
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month since the big blizzard. governor larry hogan asked president obama yesterday to issue a disaster declaration. that would free up federal funding. maryland hasn't said how much the storm costs the state. a crowd funneleding campaign is under way if fairfax to help those struggling with their heating bills. dozens of families kept it through this initiative. our daily bread is trying to raise $16,000 by the end of the month. it would help 80 families who are struggle to go pay their heating bills. >> when this time of year comes around and the heating bills spike, they don't have extra funds to cover those extra needs. so we decided to run a special campaign this time of year to increase the amount of financial assistance we can provide.
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just search heat assistance in the nbc washington app. so far the campaign raised $3,000 towards the goal. >> happening today, a vigil for the government analyst that disappeared seven years ago under suspicious circumstances. surveillance cameras asked pamela butler's home captured her entering her home but never leaving. her body has not been found. the vigil will be 4:00 p.m. at her home near 4th and oglethorpe in northwest d.c. flu cases on the rise in our area. it was a good match that is circulating. it's not too late to get your vaccination. >> absolutely not. beautiful sunrise on this saturday morning. it's going to be the nicest and warmest weather that we h
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but it's not going to last. tom is updating his forecast to when you can expect showers to start moving in. neighbors on edge. crews find more gas leaks. how leaders in virginia are trying to ease concerns after a recent explosion in prince william county. a local delegation are tryin
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it's 6:30. here are the top stories we're following. in a few hours, family and friends will gather to say good-bye to supreme court justice antonin scalia. it's a big weekend in the race for the white house. the democratic candidates will face off in nevada caucuses, while the republicans head to south carolina to battle in their primary. >> the washington monuments will be closed for damage to a damaged elevator call box. it was caused by a contractor. good morning. time to stretch. >> stretch it out. >> on this saturday morning. >> stretch it out. break out the shorts. >> look at the beautiful sunrise going on here. >> we're talking about some of the warmest temperatures we have seen in quite some time. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> the sun is coming up
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minutes. the eastern sky is ablaze with color. i call this a pink baby blanket sunrise. just a few high clouds are drifting in. and these temperatures are certainly comfortable for this time of the year. mid-40s in the metro area. upper 40s near bay waters. a couple spots already into the 50s. just a bit of a light breeze this morning. live view at union station. a breezy morning. but it will be milder this afternoon with temperatures low 6 0s. rain is looking likely wednesday. the hour-by-hour forecast, by 10:00, 50 degrees. by 3:00, low 60s. just clouds coming and going. look at our rain chances for tomorrow. and a look
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rain chances mid week. that's coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you very much, tom. today a woman who survived a fire that killed four members of her family will lay them to rest. funeral services for sampson and caroline and their grandchildren israel and ana will take place in hyattville. they all died in a fire exactly one month ago. the toddler's mother was in the house but jumped out a window and survive. they will bury the victims in brent wood. a delegation of local leaders are on their way to cuba. it includes muriel bowser and trade secretary murray jones. news 4's own david cole vert is not here today because he is tagging along on the trip to cover that visit. delegation visits like this are becoming more common since relations between the u.s. and cuba were reestablished.
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the local leaders say that this is also about networking. happening later today, prince george's county executive baker will gather with 100 metro access workers and riders calling for a change. the group claims they are dealing with crumbling service and have to endure dangerous conditions while they work. >> today if you live in wood bridge you can find out why washington gas is digging in your area. the gas company, along with senator jeremy mcpike will will hold a town you hall meeting. residents have been on edge since the blast off franklin street. a state lawmaker's efforts to help ease their
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looking for leaks. >> i haven't put on the stove, no. >> because you've been too worried? >> correct. >> the digging began a day after an explosion on february 7th. these are the photos of the damage left behind. it rocked the house just minutes after firefighters evacuated the family. jeremy mcpike said worried residents have been calling his office. washington gas and the state corporation commission. >> what is the systematic check. are these lines safe and that is washington gas doing about it. >> he told us 7 to 10 gas leaks have been found. the soil surrounding the home was so saturated it had to be air rated. but the home hit by the explosion didn't even have a gas line hooked
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it appears gas somehow seeped into the home, built up in the basement and exploded. this man who lives on the same street says he's reassured now. a spokesman tells me all the high grade leaks have been repaired. and low grade now on a repair schedule. dominion virginia power is on notice for the oil spill. virginia environmental regulators say it paved the way for civil penalties and payment for cleanup costs. a traps former failure released 13,000 gallons of oil. dominion accepted responsibility and said most have been recovered. >>
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crypted iphone. it was used in the mass shoot anything california. donald trump taking that fight to the campaign trail. he called on americans to boycott apple until it complies with the court order >> is a man had a brush with death when he was nearly hit by a train in australia. video shows the man trying to actually cross the tracks at a train station there. one train was leaving and he crossed behind it. he saw the oncoming train at the last second and avoided what could have been a fatal collision. one of 455 similar near miss cases in the past year. >> okay, sorry. leaves you speechless watching that. then you have a simple question, why? >> you'll catch the next train. >> get ready for one of the warmest and nicest days we have seen
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how much sun you can expect today. and when rain and cooler temperatures will be making a come back. how a girl i
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we're back. the "today" show is next on nbc 4. let's find out what they were working on. good morning. good to see you as always. cog
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the presidential campaign. the republican primary in south carolina. is and democrats caucusing in nevada. a make or break. we'll take you on the campaign trail. and we'll talk live to senator marco rubio. >> new video showing thieves targeting the massive tractor trailers full of goods that are supposed to be heading to stores near you. why this theft is taking money out of your pocket. plus, helping you get through this winter. gadgets and fun games to play for the whole family. we'll help you fight cabin fever. and would you rather. that's on a saturday morning here on "today". >> thanks so much, guys.
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looking for ways to preserve old family photos or videos. it is opening up in the district. martin luther king jr. library. three-hour session to use the equipment. a hearing in annapolis about the controversial end of life act was well supported. it lasted several hours. so many people wanted to give their opinion. it would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives on their own term if prescribed by a doctor. >> there is really no way to keep the limits tight once we have redefined bringing death to our patients is a good idea. >> the bill requires the individual to prove they're a
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maryland resident and only that individual may request life-ending medication. there are other requirements. but that person also has to make the request three times with a doctor and in writing. the fate of the bill is unclear. lawyers for el chapo guzman said he is being tortured inside a mexican prison because he is being deprived of sleep. he is behind bars following his recapture last month. lawyers say his plan make a buy graph cal move are still on. >> jared fogle wants a shorter prison sentence. he asked a judge to shorten his sentence. he pleaded to one count each of districting and receiving child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child. as part of his plea deal, he agreed not to seek a sentence less than five years in prison. the district
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her authority by giving him a sentence three years longer than agreed to. >> hover boards are being deemed unsafe by the government. consumer product safety commission said it received 52 reports of malfunctioning hover boards. is there any hover board on the market you think is safe right now? >> i'm not aware of any that meet the current standard. >> wow. that is eye opening. >> the battery pack interacts with circuit boards on the university. >> federal judge has denied a motion to stay or delay a deposition from bil
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wife in a civil suit. she is set to be deposed on monday. her deposition is part of a case brought against bill cosby. he has repeatedly denied allegations made by dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct or assault dating back to the 1960s. this morning we are learning about a 3-year-old girl who is leaving behind a big legacy just weeks after losing her battle to cancer. >> dozens of people, including capitals players, headed out to arlington to though they are emma strong. >> reporter: it is filled with mixed emotions of 3-year-old daughter emma. >> overwhelmed, grateful, sad that emma couldn't be here.
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the packed crowd pays tribute to emma. she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died three weeks ago. the fund raiser paid the medical bills. they are opening a foundation emma's wish to raise money for st. jude's children's research center. >> i feel like my daughter was such a fighter. she will continue to fight and help others. >> they are having a raffle to raise money. >> we are here to support her and celebrate her life. >> such a great spirit. a little girl with lots of energy. >> they all honor a precious
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live on. breaks your heart. >> you know what they call that, not wasting your pain. using it for a greater purpose. and so we just pray and commend that family for being so strong. it is wonderful to see them come out and rally around them. wow. >> good for everyone for continuing her legacy. absolutely. let's turn our attention to the weather. sunrise behind us. how warm is it going to get today. that's what a lot of people want to know. >> this is a promising start to the day. look at the glorious sunrise. a fluffy pink blanket sunrise. >> you ventured out of the kitchen. >> yeah, the granola.
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>> you do need a coat. comfortable in short sleeves. you will need the sunglasses as we will have the sun through the high clouds coming and going. skycast 4 showing high clouds coming in through the morning hours and midday as well. in the evening hours, we will clear out. overnight don't should be a clear evening. we'll have a gorgeous day with dry conditions. nothing on storm team 4 radar now. temperatures around the region for this time of the year, low to mid-40s. mid to upper 40s around the bay. shenandoah valley, most locations in the 40s. and the hour-by-hour forecast does look gorgeous today with high clouds in and out. temperatures by noon time. ought to be peaking in the low 60s. increasing sunshinte
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a lot of that is going to be going. post your photos. want to see them when you're out running around today. put it on facebook, twitter, or instagram. if you plan on going to a party, in the 50s under a clear sky. by dawn sunday is, four-take forecast in the upper 40s. we'll have increasing cloud. rain looking likely during the afternoon. some light rain. back to work and school. low 40s. afternoon highs around 50 degrees. then it gets cloudy on tuesday. temperatures reaching 50 degrees. it is looking like rain, not show. rain on wednesday. some light rain most of the
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moderate to heavy downpours wednesday night through midday thursday. and temperatures low to mid 50s. friday mid-40s. chillier. next weekend up around 50 degrees and cool. but looking good for weekend activities this weekend is and next weekend, guys. >> thank you, tom. 6:52. here are four things you need to know. in a few hours, a funeral service is being held for antonin scalia. thousands are expected starting at 11:00 a.m. police in the district investigating a deadly shooting. they were called to 18th is and benning road last night and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound who died from his injuries. >> washington monument closed this weekend. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in the nevada
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republican battle to south carolina. so how long do you surf netflix before just giving up. the company knows the (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security,
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our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk. give us a plan. i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks,
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from accidental shootings. let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. so a deer walks into a liquor store. not a bad joke. it really happened in virginia. the doe pushed
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door, took a stroll. it was abc store in clifton forge. he headed straight to the bourbon aisle. the employees eventually showed him outside. >> all right. you can help leonardo dicaprio win an oscar. does he need help? >> i don't think he has won yesterday. >> an arcade style game allows everyone to make a run for the ultimate movie award as the actor leonardo dicaprio. this is like old school play. i like this. it is almost like super mario. i'm waiting for him to jump is over a mushroom. you can watch next sunday on abc. i'm getting in trouble by a director. i
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sorry. netflix knows how long you search for a movie before you give up. >> now it is revamping its recommendation system so it won't lose you. it seems after 60 to 90 seconds you lose interest and head to other recorded programming. >> i feel like i go to flicks when i know what i want to watch. you're with me on this? >> absolutely. >> all right. enjoy this wonderful weather. we'll be back soo
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good morning. super saturday. high stakes presidential contests in south carolina and nevada today. donald trump poised to win south carolina while making yet another con row version statement at a rally. >> he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig's blood. >> ted cruz slamming the frontrunner. >> easy to say let's make america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. >> marco rubio hoping to become the establishment candidate on the day he could knock his one-time mentor jeb bush out of the race. meanwhile, on the democratic side, hillary clinton's huge lead over bernie sanders in


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