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elizabeth: thank you. despite trump's absence at the debate, the moderators did mention him right off the top. but they didn't talk about him too much after that. eric: the candidates touched on a number of topics including isis, national security, and religious liberty but they , spent the most time debating over immigration reform. here's some of what the candidates had to say. >> i am in the establishment because my dad, greatest man alive was president of the united states, and my brother. i am part of the establishment because barbara bush is my mom. >> the situation is this -- we cannot fix things in this country, social security, the border, getting wages to grow faster, unless we lead as conservatives but we invite other people and from the other party. we have to stop all the division.
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been, rand, please attack jeb. let me say this -- >> it is a debate, sir. >> i will say this, if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> i believe in the teddy roosevelt philosophy. he said, we are a nation of immigrants and as such, anyone is welcome if they want to be american, if they want to accept our values and our laws. >> they want everyone in this country to follow their religious believes the way they do. they do not want us to exercise religious liberty. that is why i will take on isis, not only because it keeps us safe but allows us to absolutely conduct our religious affairs the way we find in our heart and souls.
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disproportionately affected our african-american community, and we have to make sure it is equal protection under the law and we do not incarcerate another males. >> barack obama wants to change america. eric: as you saw there the man quinnipiac poll here in iowa was not on the debate stage last night. instead, donald trump held an drake university. it was a benefit for veteran organizations. republican presidential candidates rick santorum and mike huckabee did join trump after the event after the undercard debate. here are some highlights from that event. mr. trump: for me personally is it a good thing? a bad thing? will i get more votes or less votes? nobody knows, but it is for our vet and you're going to like it because we raised over $5 million in one day. over $5 million in one day.
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and all my life i did well, and my father always said, everything he touches turns to gold. he always said, everything my boy touches turns to gold, and what happened is i turned all this money down. be number one, they all want to control you, they want to give you money. remember, i gave you $5 million. so what happens is all my life, and i am turning down millions. i was in iowa in a different location. we had 400,000 people and i said, i do not feel good about turning down money because my whole life i have been greedy, greedy, grabbed all the money i can get, but now i want to be greedy for the united states. elizabeth: trump generated a firestorm of reaction from veterans in central iowa and across the nation. as kcci's ryan smith shows us, some say they support the
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veterans affairs. others call it a political stunt. ryan: the republican front-runner refusing to participate in the seventh gop debate. >> he wanted to do something else, and veterans it is. he has been involved in many veterans charities in the past. ryan launching, : declaring 100% of donations go directly to veterans. and more than $130,000 raised thursday. stationed in iraq in 2003 joshua radcliff served 8 years in the u.s. army. >> i think it's great. i think that if it's what he's going to do what he says he's going to do and help give back to the veterans and help bring spotlight back to it, i think it's a great idea. ryan but trump's thursday : audible isn't going over well women. iraq and afghanistan veterans of america founder paul rieckhoff telling the candidate to keep his money. stating on twitter " if offered, iava will decline donations from we need strong policies from
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political stunts." >> if you need help, i guess it really doesn't matter. ryan vietnam veteran ray ford : says veteran groups are in no place to deny needed money for worthy causes. >> i find it kind of offensive that you're putting out an opinion but it basically it's just your opinion because it doesn't represent all veterans. i mean, i think the veterans need to decide that. elizabeth: we also received a comment from iowa's former director of veterans affairs patrick palmershine. this evening at drake is purely a way of using iowa's veterans for political reasons by saying he will be raising money to help veterans. it would be nice if iowa's veterans organizations would just decline his offer seeing they are being used as political props." eric: before the event, donald kcci's todd magel, where he had a chance to interview him on his todd: time is running out for donald trump and his first real test as a presidential candidate, the iowa caucuses.
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message out than to invite reporters on his private jet for some q and a. the hot topic? news here in des moines. properly by fox, i was treated very badly by fox. rather than have somebody, and i think this is so important that is relates to the country, the way we're pushed around all the time, rather than have someone that just except it and walks onto the stage which for me hasn't been very difficult, i said you can't treat people like that you just can't do it. todd: you've heard the criticism that this is your one last chance for a nationwide audience and for iowans to see you with your competitors, and that is not going to happen now. is that presidential, when you don't do that? mr. trump: i think so because chuck laudner and some of the folks and some of the folks that work for me, sam clovis, said this shows that your independent, it showed that you are tougher it showed that , you will protect yourself and
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unjust, whereas these other guys, they are politicians they , show up and debate for an hour and leave. todd: just a few days left to the caucuses, you going to win? mr. trump: well, i hope so, i really do. i've really developed a bond with the people of iowa. they're amazing people in iowa so i look forward to it. todd: thank you, mr. trump. mr. trump: thank you. eric: trump flew back to new hampshire last night, and plans to return to iowa today. elizabeth: with the national spotlight on des moines, hundreds of fast food workers marched through the city last night, calling for an increase in the minimum wage. we caught up with them at a mcdonald's on east university. the protestors circled the restaurant multiple times. they claim 48% of workers currently make less than $15 an hour. >> these workers are not working here. they are just not teenagers who want to buy another video. these are working families. these are people trying to support children. these are people trying to afford childcare.
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worker protests have also sprung up in other parts of the country. eric: it is 4:38, and we have been experiencing some really nice weather. metinka: it will be a really nice afternoon, but it is a little bit chilly, 26 in des moines. temperatures are running about 10 15 degrees chillier than this time yesterday. sunshine and a south wind will have dragged in warmer conditions, with highs in the mid 40's for central iowa, maybe even 50 degrees across the southwestern corner of the state. saturday is still looking great, with mid to upper 40's for highs. sunday, we have had to adjust the forecast downward. cooler highs in the 30's and a chance of rain or snow. eric: continuing with commitment
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side, a new nbc news/ wall street journal poll shows hillary clinton back on top here in iowa. she has 48% support to bernie sanders' 45%. martin o'malley with 3% support. clinton was back on the campaign trail in central iowa thursday. she spoke with the every child matters education fund in newton. before the rally she told reporters she is open to extra debates before convention. ms. clinton: i am urging publicly that we do this debate next week in new hampshire. and then i have said i am more , than happy for us to start scheduling additional debates as we go through the spring in april and may and try to get those on the calendar. eric: vermont senator bernie across the state of iowa thursday. he drew a huge crowd at his rally in fairfield with actress susan sarandon. before that he stopped by the , kcci studios told our shaina humphries what ne needs to win iowa. mr. sanders: i do not think what the president did in 2008 in
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, mold. i believe that we will win if the voter turnout is high. if turnout is low, we're going to struggle. that's to be honest with you. elizabeth: coming up, see how a visit from a red cross worker helped save the lives of a fort dodge family, months afterward. the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis
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with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning, it is kind of chilly out there compared to this time yesterday with temperatures in the mid-20's. 26 in des moines, the feels-like temperature is closer to 15. you are going to need to dress in layers because we have another warm afternoon and store for us. sunshine and mild highs near 45 degrees. the wind will be a little bit gusty, but coming in from the south. enjoy the nice january thaw with conditions holding until saturday. sunday, a chance for sprinkles and even a brief snow shower, but our attention is focused on the tuesday snowstorm. it will not take a lot of snow to create blizzard like conditions. >> it's a miracle to me that
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elizabeth: a fort dodge family escapes a burning home with just seconds to spare. the fire started monday night around 9:30. eric: kcci's kim st. onge reports why the family says a gift from a complete stranger is the reason they are alive today. kim: i'm standing in what used to be 10-year-old mckenzie's bedroom, where that fire started monday night. it just so happens a red cross volunteer stopped by the home several weeks ago and installed this smoke detector that likely saved the family's life. >> it's making me all worked up right now just seeing all of this. kim: jamie robinson held back tears as she walked through what's left of the house her family called home for 10 years. >> i opened the door, my daughter's door, and flames went up on the ceiling and she was on that bed, and she ran. kim: jamie, her boyfriend, ed and their two daughters made it out safely, in part, thanks to this woman.
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know, to see something you've done and people's lives saved, sorry. kim: peggy jordan is red cross volunteer. she replaced the family's non-working smoke detectors in october as part of a program with the fort dodge fire department. little did peggy know, she'd be called back to that home just weeks later. >> as soon as i opened the door , she remembered me and we hugged and cried. kim: this time, the home fully -- the home, a total loss. this video from fort dodge press. >> i want families to know they should have some in their home just in case something really happens. kim: the fire cost them their home and everything in it but they gained a lifelong friend. >> i'm going to miss you. i'll see you around. >> you've got my number. kim: no word yet on what caused the fire. firefighters suggest replacing smoke detectors every 10 years and regulary checking batteries. in fort dodge, kim st. onge,
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elizabeth: the time is now 4:46, and you are waking up to 26 degrees. we will be warming up nicely this afternoon. this is a live look at the west last are. -- mix master.
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forecast coming uphe areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message.
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five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. temperatures starting out just a little bit cooler than they were this time yesterday, about 10 to 15 degrees. grabbed a warm coat and gloves. compared to yesterday when we started out above freezing, it is a bit of a different. waking up to 22 in ames, only in the teens to the north. overnight, we continued with that northwesterly flow, helping there have been reports of a stray flurry. that is just about it. we are expecting the weather to be very quiet. as we head toward this evening, there will be a cold front may trigger a brief sprinkle or flurries, but we will stay on the warm side so no more cold
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saturday, another push of warm air arrives, and maybe even a few sprinkles. sunday, it appears that this area of low pressure will be a little bit stronger and have more colder air with it. sunday at 6:00 a.m., a few sprinkles may transitioning to a brief snow flap -- snow shower. sunday evening into monday, we will be mainly quiet. we are watching that next system by monday morning moving into kansas, and that is the one that will bring us the snow and wind as we head toward the middle of the week. today will be mild with highs in the mid 40's. tomorrow, maybe even 50 degrees across the southern iowa area but sunday, the cooler air starts to arrive. a light breeze in des moines has
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headed for 45 degrees this afternoon with a few stray sprinkles to the north. it will feel like march on your saturday. sunday, a little light rain or snow. tuesday into wednesday, moderate to heavy snow with a lot of wind. elizabeth: we will savor every second. eric: a day of remembrance for nasa, 30 years ago the space shuttle challenger exploded over the skies of florida. elizabeth: cbs news correspondent edward lawrence looks back on the day that changed nasa forever. edward: it's one of those events where you remember exactly where you were. 73 seconds after lift off the space shuttle challenger broke into pieces. nasa determined a faulty o-ring on the rocket booster caused the disaster, killing the six astronauts and one school teacher on board. >> i had just landed ten days before we lost challenger. i tell people that, i mean, i
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edward: nasa administrator charlie bolden laid wreaths at arlington national cemetery to honor all of the people killed in the exploration of space. bolden was joined by the niece of challenger astronaut judy resnik. the 14-year-old is giving a presentation about nasa to her class after the ceremony. >> what a difficult day for her, but what a day for her to go before her classmates and talking about how important it is. i apologize for getting emotional. edward: nasa commemorated three major tragedies. the apollo one fire in 1967. the challenger's explosion in 1986. and the space shuttle columbia broke apart on reentry in 2003. >> it is a reminder that what we do is risky. but it is a reminder that what we need to be more vigilant. because there is a terrible price we pay when we are not. edward: nasa will never forget as the people working there continue to reach for the heavens. edward lawrence, cbs news,
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but there is one city that is a can tired of the they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. metinka: good morning, 26 degrees in des moines but the feels-like temperature has fallen back into the teens. had it for a high today of 45
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maybe you have some weekend plans. saturday, mid to upper 40's. sunday, a chance of rain or snow. elizabeth: you hear it at hawkeye football games. pep rallies. inside carver hawkeye arena when the basketball and wrestling teams take the floor. you don't expect to hear it very often in niagara falls. eric: but over the past few months for eight hours every day the iowa fight song has blared , from an empty building there. and as alex haight shows us, nobody knows who is doing it, and why. alex: the university of iowa fight song, a staple of pep rallies and football games in iowa city, and more recently on 3rd street in niagara falls. confused? you're not alone. >> i'm not really sure. i don't know what really started it. alex: wine on third owner david giusiana says over the past six
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of the fight song has played from a vacant building across the street from his restaurant every day from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. for the first few weeks, he had no idea what the song was. >> our manager, tim mehzir, finally decided to use shazaam and identified that's what song it was so no, no one really paid attention to it. alex: while the noise didn't serve as a nuisance inside the restaurant, giusiana said it affected customers who ate on the patio over the summer. he says people who live above the restaurant have also been bothered by it. >> some of our residential tenants upstairs have filed complaints and the police have been here. alex: niagara falls police say they have responded to the location several times over the past few months but say they , have not been able to get a hold of a representative from smokin joes, which owns the building. even if they did, giusiana says he doesn't think any laws are being broken. >> they've not really violated the law in the fact that they've played between 3:00 and 11:00, and it's not so loud that they again, what violates the noise ordinance, i believe.
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reprieve from the music tuesday afternoon, one day after a "niagara gazette" article on the phenomenon got national attention from the likes of "deadspin" and "sports illustrated." giusiana thought the coverage helped stop the music for good, but wine on third workers say it returned at 6:00. now, giusiana hopes whoever is behind the music finds something else to play. >> on the one hand, music on the street would not necessarily be bad but i don't know having the , same iowa fight song repeated every 50 seconds that that's necessarily a positive thing. alex: in niagara falls, alex haight, time warner cable news. eric: two hours of today's top stories are ahead. the gop debate, we will show you the highligh so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month.
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so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other guys? switch to u.s. cellular now and get 6 gigs of data for $40 a month plus get $300 back. [ echoing ] just sayin'. they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> you're watching kcci eight news.
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