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kcci 8 news at noon is next. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> the most viewed news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: today marks the 30th
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king junior federal holiday. in washington, president obama and the first lady are once again taking part in a community service program in king's honor. and here in des moines local community leaders joined together to remember the legacy of dr. king during a prayer breakfast at the knapp center at drake university. the keynote speaker was american talk show host tavis smiley. smiley also is co-author of a book called death of a king, the real story of dr. martin luther king junior's final year. good afternoon, thanks for joining us. because of the holiday many of you have the day off today. that's good news because once again, it is very cold out. and now we've got snow coming our way, right frank? >> that is right. just about the time everybody starts to head back to work tomorrow but no -- the snow will be falling. we have some clouds moving again overnight so it gives our
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off to the north, a different story. you can see it is three below. five degrees in the metro, and just about the same down south. the wind is rather light. a few peeks of side. because overhead -- #overhead. in western iowa you may see more sunshine. 9:00 p.m. we are back in the single digits. still dry this evening, but the snow was on the way. the latest futurecast coming up. mollie: thank you. many of you are showing your support today for a boxholm father who lost his 3 young children and wife when they were killed in a fire early yesterday in boxholm, about an hour northwest of des moines. the victims have been identified as 27-year-old amber sorenson, 9-year-old riley , 6-year-old autumn and 4-year-old brayden sorenson. their father was at work at the
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when boone county fire officials arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed. they also had to battle frigid temperatures that made fighting the blaze exceptionally difficult. the cause of the fire is under investigation and the southeast webster grand school district has grief counselors on hand for classmates of the victims. there is a go-fund-me page setup for the family to help pay for funeral expenses, and thanks to the generosity of central iowans the page has already raised more than $26,000. if you'd like to help you can find a link to donate on our website kcci.com. in other news today, three of the five americans released by iran are going under medical their families. the exchange was just the precursor to world powers lifting sanctions against tehran for its nuclear program. craig boswell has more details from the white house. >> a swiss air force plane
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washington post reporter jason rezaian. rezaian was among three former iranian prisoners on board the aircraft. his brother ali is waiting for him in germany. >> i was able to speak to him this morning on the phone. he's just really happy to be out. he got a good night's rest. >> iran released five americans from its prisons over the weekend. one flew direct to boston and another stayed in iran. amir hekmati's sister sarah wanted to help him learn what he's missed. >> every new year there's a year-end review magazine and i would save it so that he could get caught up. >> as the prisoners were released the u.s. and other world powers paid iran with billions of dollars in cash and sanctions relief. a reward for freezing its nuclear program. before they received any compensation iran had to first ship out more than 25,000 pounds of atomic fuel, reduce its number of centrifuges. and pour concrete into a plutonium reactor rendering it useless. monday the head of the iaea the agency tasked with monitoring iran's nuclear program met with
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rouhani. >> for decades to come, inspectors will have access to iran's entire nuclear supply chain. but shortly after the international sanctions were lifted the white house announced its own new sanctions against 11 individuals and companies related to iran's ballistic-missile program. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. mollie: and in a related case u.s. supreme court justices face a difficult choice when lawyers for iran's central bank appear before them wednesday. the case involves more than 1,000 victims of terrorist attacks throughout the middle east sponsored by iran. the survivors have sued the iranian government for damage awards and won. among them were family members of 241 us marines killed in a 1983 barracks bombing in many of the presidential hopefuls are reacting to the prisoners release, including senator rand paul. he says we should celebrate the group being freed.
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morning. he says he's been an advocate for one of the prisoners and is happy he's finally coming home. >> i'm not always complimentary of the president but when something good happens i think it's a mistake for republicans just to immediately say oh the president is a terrible person and he should have done this instead why don't we celebrate that they're coming home. i've been a big advocate for abedini. he's been in jail for 3 and a half years for trying to spread christianity and i think he's a great hero. mollie: we're just two weeks from caucus night. , candidates are laser focused on iowa. the democrats campaigning in the state today. hillary clinton will be in toledo today at the civic center at 6:45. on wednesday, she'll be at simpson college at 11:30 a.m. then, on thursday clinton will again have some star power as demi lovato will join her on the university of iowa campus in iowa city. senator bernie sanders will be
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he will be starting in carroll at noon, then he'll be in meeting. doors open at 2, at umba hall. that night, senator sanders will host a town hall meeting in sioux city. on the republican side donald trump will hold a special announcement rally tomorrow in winterset. then he's on the move with two more stops tuesday in altoona at prairie meadows and ames at the hansen agricultural student center. trump will be back in the state on saturday this time at dordt college. british lawmakers are held a three hour debate today to discuss whether trump should be banned from the uk because of his past remarks about muslims. more than 500,000 people signed an online petition calling for the billionaire to be blocked after he called for a temporary ban on muslims entering the us in the wake of recent terror attacks. under british law any petition that gets at least 100,000 signatures must be debated in parliament. there will be no formal vote. court records show the suspect in the fatal shooting of an ohio police officer has a lengthy criminal record and in one case tried to claim he was legally
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herschel jones is being held in connection with the slaying last night of danville officer thomas cottrell. cottrell's body was found behind the city's' municipal building after a woman reported that jones had weapons and was looking to kill an officer. iraqi security forces are searching a neighborhood in baghdad for 3 americans who reportedly were kidnapped over the weekend. an iraqi government intelligence official says the americans were abducted while visiting the home of their interpreter. missing off the coast of hawaii is now in it's fourth day. two helicopters carrying the marines in a training exercise collided last thursday, and only small pieces of debris have turned up since then. crews have been searching off oahu's north shore, but rough seas and high waves are making that search more difficult. the coast guard says at this point, there is no intention to call off or suspend the search. outrage is growing over the
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over the weekend president obama signed an emergency declaration and response teams visited nearly 5,000 homes handing out bottled water. adriana diaz reports from flint. reporter: frustration over flint's tainted water supply is spilling over. >> flint is now a crime scene. reporter: michigan's republican governor rick snyder declared a state of emergency over the city's water two weeks ago, but state officials may have known about the problem months earlier because city data showed a spike in lead. during sunday's presidential debate, hillary clinton and bernie sanders blasted snyder's handling of the crisis. >> the governor of that state, care. >> a man who acts that irresponsibly should not stay in power. reporter: protestors gathered outside flint's city hall saturday. michael moore, who grew up in the city of nearly one hundred thousand, said president obama's emergency declaration isn't enough.
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it's a racial crisis. it's a poverty crisis. reporter: to save money, in 2014 flint stopped buying water from detroit and tapped into its own river instead but the river water stripped lead from pipes. since the move, the number of children with high lead levels doubled, and 10 people have died from legionnaires disease. the city has since reversed the switch, but the water is still unsafe. this is what residents can actually drink. many will be protesting tomorrow at the governor's state of the state address. adriana diaz, cbs news, flint , michigan. mollie: the national guard is more than doubling its presence in flint to deal with the crisis. the state says about 70 guards are stationed there today. still ahead, health news. could send e-mail polish the -- be harmful to your health? carriage compromise.
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the streets of new york of she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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e are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> this is iowa's news leader.
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>> i was shocked. i would say that i'm pretty cautious about what i expose my kids to and nail polish is not one of the things i ever worry about. mollie: it is estimated the average woman paints her nails once a week. nail polish contains several chemicals and new research discovered one chemical not only on woman's nails but also inside their bodies. julie watts reports. >> i'm going to use yellow now . >> from the nursery to the nail salon, polish is popular with girls of all ages. but a joint study by duke university and the environmental working group finds, chemicals in some polishes can get inside your body. ewg's tasha stoiber says researchers tested women for signs of the common chemical flame retardant triphenyl phosphate, or tphp. every woman had elevated levels after they painted their nails.
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this chemical listed as an ingredient. reporter: the ewg estimates about half of all nail polishes have tphp which is also used as a flame retardant in some foam furniture like couches. and while the group says more research is needed on the effects of this chemical in humans, animals studies indicate tphp is linked to reproductive, and developmental issues. that's surprising news to jenna high, who lets her kids play with nail polish. >> i was shocked. i would say that i'm pretty cautious about what i expose my kids to and nail polish is not one of the things i ever worry about. reporter: in a statement the group that represents nail polish manufacturers calls the research speculative, misleading and points out tphp has been widely and safely used across many industries, including to prevent electrical, automobile and furniture fires. >> i think i will continue to let my kids use nail polish every once in a while because obviously they love it, but i will be more cautious about doing so. reporter: julie watts, cbs news,
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mollie: a long time new york city tradition may be changing. a deal to reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages will now go to the city council for approval. mayor bill de blasio says a deal has been reached that would reduce the number of horses from about 180 to 95 and also the stables in central park would be moved permanently. deblasio pledged to end the popular carriage rides when he was sworn in two years ago. animal rights advocates had fought to get the carriages banned altogether, but that failed, due to public and political opposition. in case you were wondering a new study out says that the 62 richest people collectively have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the bottom half of the world's population. oxfam international drew from the forbes annual list of billionaires to help reach that conclusion. in 2010 it took 388 of the ultra rich to own that portion of global wealth.
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hopefully many of you are staying indoors this afternoon with a nice cup of hot cocoa. you are talking about snow coming? frank: that cup of hot cocoa sounds good right now. you need to make sure your pets are bundled up as well. this is a picture brought to me from one of our watchers. you cannot figure at about the pets. it is very cold not only for us humans but for critters as well. not a good day to do anything i do not think the votes will get a run to well on the ice. it is very cold, and that is not soon. now. the wind chill is just three below. seven miles per hour. the coldest temperatures off to
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the wind chill is still cold, but not as cold as they were last night and yesterday. forecast timeline today, we will remain cold. a few peeks of sunshine. that is our high temperature today. we will clear out a little bit tonight and the building more clouds as we head into the morning hours. satellite and radar, we do have eyes -- clear skies and western iowa. more clouds out to the west, is going to be coming in. midwest. minneapolis, zero today. kansas city at 20 degrees today.
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you got him watch the system out to the west the main low stays out to the south and west but it is on the northeast side of the low pressure system where it is coldest we will get some of that snow on the day tomorrow. not really much to talk about today. the snow enters western iowa tomorrow morning. just on the western side of the metro around 6:00 a.m. it pushes and slowly through the day tomorrow. this will be light snow, but will be a slow mover. that is why we're going to pick up a little bit of that and it will accumulate. around 9:00 or 10:00, most of it out of here. just how much can we expect? around the metro, 2.5 to three inches. the heavier months just down to the south and west. those amounts will diminish as you go to the north about an
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wind chill five to 15 below. the wind is not very strong today. one degree of august are overnight lows tonight off to the north, eight below tonight. 14 below for mason city. it gets cold as you go off to the north. we which of all the way back into the 30's by the weekend. a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. a little bit of snow, but if we hang on for the weekend we will be ok. mollie: still to come it's a way , to recognize local heroes who go out of their way to help others. she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care.
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and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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mollie: welcome back. if you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out others this past year, the american red cross wants to hear from you. heroes of the heartland, the event and the nomination deadline is coming up. thanks for coming in. >> we are so lucky to have kcci as a media partner and supporter of this event for many years is in this is the time to get those nominations in for your hero. mollie: tell us about heroes of the heartland. who do you recognize them and who are you looking for? >> this is our annual event and fundraiser for the red cross in central iowa.
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is different. when you're making your nomination, it is about making her case for the committee to decide. it could be a life-saving act. lester we had some who performed cpr, like the man who performed cpr during the cyclones game. that is very close to the red cross, because of the classes we teach. it could be somebody in law enforcement worried emergency -- for an emergency responder. we had a couple of judgment who pulled a truck driver who had gone into a creek out from underneath the water. an incredible story. or could be somebody who has made huge impact on the community. it could be somebody who has started their own organization, or turn a personal tragedy into something really impactful for the community. it really depends on how you make your case and sell it to our committee. mollie: every one of them always
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done. >> it is true. they are always very humble and honor. sometimes it is hard. it is hard. but they are all very deserving. you have into this event, it is an emotional morning, it is inspiring, you feel great when friday. mollie: there is always one or two stories, there is not a dry eye in the event. >> truth. mollie: now we have a nomination deadline coming up for that. also, the event itself. tell us about the nomination deadline. >> it is every 12th. a couple more weeks, what did to get past the caucus. get those nominations in. the easiest way to do that is to go to red cross.org, or send them to the office in des moines. all of this information is on
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news clips or video clips if you send in letters of recommendation. packet. mollie: sell it. and then the event itself, where and when? back at prairie meadows. this year we are celebrate our centennial in iowa. this is 100 years of service for the red cross. we are excited about that. there will be some special things with this year's event that has not happened in the years passed. mollie: even if you do not nominate someone, go to the fundraiser breakfast anyway. it is great. let's find some good heroes out there. we know they are there. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer
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he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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e person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that's the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the world... is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job... she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women...
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so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support, i'm going to deliver. i'm hillary clinton
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