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solutions to accommodate illegal immigrants, who don't have a criminal record. steve: ben carson is reacting to his performance in last night's debate. npr analysis shows that carson got 6 minutes and 11 seconds. now, that's less than half the speaking time given to ted cruz and marco rubio. the former pediatric neurosurgeon admits to not being as "entertaining" as the other candidates on the stage. dr. ben carson: but it reminds me a little bit of ancient rome, where everybody wanted to go to the colosseum and see the blood and gore, while their society was crumbling around them. steve: carson warns that so-called "distractions" hurt the overall quality of the debate. he will speak at a town hall meeting tonight in mount pleasant, with iowa senator joni ernst. stacey: right now, we've just learned three republican presidential candidates won't be in iowa on caucus night. jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich will all be in new hampshire, instead. all three are performing better
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bush is in western iowa today, though, explaining how he would fix congressional gridlock. the former florida governor spoke to about 150 people in carroll, saying political opponents should not paint each other as enemies. and chris christie was in johnston this morning for a send-off rally at his campaign headquarters. it kicks off a full weekend of events leading up to the caucuses. the new jersey governor plans to attend 10 town halls and three rallies across the state, before monday. he told the crowd of about a hundred people that he's the best candidate for the job. gov. chris christie: when i sit in the chair of the oval office for the first time on january 17, i won't spin around and say, "gee wiz, i'm president." that chair will feel familiar. stacey: christie has one more stop tonight in davenport. steve: john kasich was in eastern iowa, campaigning with chuck grassley.
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cedar rapids at the cczech library. rounding out the republicans, rand paul hosted events today in knoxville and davenport. carly fiorina will hold a town hall meeting tonight in waukon. and rick santorum was in the des moines metro this morning. he will appear at a speak for life event tonight in council bluffs. mike huckabee does not have any events scheduled today. stacey: right now, hillary clinton's presidential campaign is demanding the state department release more than 20 emails sent from her private server that have been deemed "heavily classified." seven email chains from clinton's correspondence as secretary of state are being withheld, after being deemed "top secret." clinton's campaign questions the secrecy of the message. clinton and her chief rival in iowa, bernie sanders, are in the state today, as well. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is in studio with that. cynthia: stacey, both bernie sanders and hillary clinton are going after the youth vote today , both of them on college campuses. clinton here at grandview in des moines and sanders at iowa
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>> hillary rodham clinton! cynthia: entering the final stretch to february 1st, hillary clinton is fighting for every vote. hillary clinton: everyone who's working between now and monday, please raise your hands, so i can thank all of you. cynthia: clinton is drawing contrasts with sanders, pointing out one big difference. he wants universal health care. she wants to improve obamacare. hillary: i want to get costs down. out-of-pocket costs, prescription drug costs. he wants us to start over with a plan that will be very difficult. and particularly, i'm going after prescription drug costs, that is going up more than anything in our health care system right now. cynthia: joyce mcgee says she won't be persuaded to move to any other camp caucus night. joyce: hillary, and i won't change my mind. i do not feel the bern. cynthia: but they were feeling the bern in mount pleasant, where bernie tried to make a personal connection. instead of answering questions, he asked audience members how they're dealing with low wages and high college debt.
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the criticisms being thrown at me is that he can't win a general election. hillary clinton is the only person that can beat rightwing republicans. let me be very, very clear about that one. and i think we have got to beat this crew of republicans who, if sent to the white house, will do horrendous things to the working families of this country. cynthia: sanders has also set up a website to get young people to pledge to caucus. it's provethemwrongandcaucus.com. that says, they say you won't vote. prove them wrong. stacey? stacey: the third democratic presidential candidate, martin o'malley, is hosting an event tonight in woodbury. steve: campaign volunteers are now ramping up for one final push here in iowa. kcci's rose heaphy is live at the iowa caucus media headquarters in downtown des moines. rose: yes, here at the
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but i spoke to volunteers, and crunch time. lateresa: hey, this is teresa with dr. ben carson's campaign. rose: campaign volunteers are kicking it into high gear -- the caucus just days away. lateresa: this is like countdown for us. you know, it's like we put as that we need to make it happen. attend the caucus on monday night? and get every pair of boots, or paws, on the ground. sue: we've canvassed. we've done phone calls. i have personally played housemother to the headquarters . we're with the bernie sanders campaign. rose: sue spicer traveled from indianapolis to volunteer. 14-hour days of knocking doors and meeting with voters in iowa was where she felt she needed to be. sue: that is the fun part.
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opinion, and do everything we can to get our candidate elected. lateresa: wanted to find out if you'd be interested in being a precinct captain or speak on behalf of dr. carson. rose: lateresa jones came from florida to donate her time to the carson campaign. lateresa: i want to make sure my grandkids have the same opportunities as we had. and somebody fought for me, so i have a responsibility to fight for somebody else. rose: a fight for their candidates to shine on caucus night. making the endless phone lists, and sidewalks, all part of the cause. sue: knowing that i'm able to give every ounce of myself to something i'm so passionate about is a fulfillment that money can't buy. rose: for volunteers, this intensity will continue to grow. here at the media center, we will capture all of that. you can see all of the national and international media setting up shop here.
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night fun. we will be sure to bring you that all from media center here. live in des moines, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: we have a lot to cover. so, we are bringing you expanded, hour-long newscasts again tonight on kcci 8 news at 6:00 and again at 10:00. we have been planning our caucus night coverage for months. and we go live at 6:00 monday night and stay on the air until it's all over with. we'll bring you live reports from caucus sites with the candidates and expert analysis, all right here on kcci. stacey: temperatures in the 40's and sunshine really improve the mood of a population, kurtis. kurtis: chamber of commerce weather out there. 46 today. a few clouds drifting on through, obviously, going to cool off. it is january, after all. overnight low of around 30. we start with sunshine, and clouds will fill in as the day
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a little less wind, but because we do not have that southerly flow, a touch cooler -- 45 degrees. your weekend planner, again, in the mid-40's. wind about 5-10. a fast-moving system on sunday, i think we could see rain and a little bit of snow mixing in. a better chance in northern iowa, and the wind picks up late in the day. 39 degrees. around 11:00, through 6 a.m., here is that system to watch. spreading snow across iowa, with backside of this. snowfall. there will be problems early monday morning. the futurecast takes you through the early stages, and i have back coming your way, and just a bit. steve: new efforts are underway to curb violence in des moines' court avenue entertainment kcci's kim st. onge is in studio to explain.
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priorities for the city after a 21-year-old man was killed near court avenue in november. just last night, another assault was reported in a nearby alley. city officials believe adding more lights, surveillance cameras, and increasing police presence is the best solution to make court avenue safer. des moines police have started going to nearby businesses, asking owners to install lights. police tell me businesses have been very receptive to that and agree it could help decrease violence. sgt. parizek: parking lots, alleys -- those types of areas that are away from the lit roadways. so, those are areas we're focusing on enhancing the lighting, because those are the areas that seem to be deficient. kim: tonight at 6:00, hear more about an announcement we're expecting to hear soon, involving new surveillance cameras for court avenue. steve? steve: still to come, it's friday night hoops. our sports team previews tonight's game of the week. stacey: ice age. see why that period in history was much better suited for wooly mammoths than than dinosaurs.
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crustacean. check this out. where this brightly colored guys
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: it's friday. and that means it's time for friday night hoops.
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west des moines with our game of the week. tony: well, you look at the word rivalry in the dictionary, you might as well have these two teams -- dowling taking on valley. both girls and boys going head-to-head, girls start things off. valley is 11-5. it should be an absolute battle. and anything should go with this rivalry. >> great players, talent on both sides of the floor tonight. game. anything can happen. but we just hope we go out there and play with a lot of effort and intensity. do. tony: we will have a lot more from valley high school coming up tonight in sports. tony seeman, kcci 8 sports. steve: thank you, tony.
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virus cases has jumped dramatically in the united states. the cdc says there are now 32 confirmed cases across one dozen states and washington, d.c. the symptoms are relatively mild, but they do pose a major risk to pregnant women and their babies. brazil remains the hardest hit country, so far. the world health organization says the mosquito-borne disease is now in 23 countries and territories in the americas. the u.s. military is reacting to iran flying a drone over the deck of an american naval carrier. the navy says the drone that iran flew over the u.s.s. harry s. truman earlier this month was not armed. officials also say it didn't pose a threat, but they call the act "abnormal and unprofessional." the carrier was patrolling in the persian gulf when the incident occurred. stacey: new at 5:00, president obama says more must be done to get women into high-paying jobs in science, technology, math, and engineering. he's also calling on businesses to ensure women aren't penalized for starting a family. the president spoke at a white
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ledbetter fair pay act. and apple is recalling millions of power adapters, because they could cause electric shock. the company says the two-prong wall plug adapters affected were designed for use abroad. in very rare cases, the adapters may break and create risk of electrical shock. apple says it will exchange the faulty plugs for free at any apple store. steve: i don't know about you, but when i went outside, it was absolutely fabulous area great day. kurtis: late january, and we hit the mid 40's. it was a little bit breezy, but they were responsible for the warm-up. south wind at 10. here in the metro, 46. lamoni is 46, a bit cooler in northeastern iowa. your planner, a few clouds out there, partly cloudy at 10 p.m. tomorrow, 30 degrees, not a bad start for a january morning.
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we will not warm up as much, but still headed up to the 40's by the noon hour. 3:00 p.m. is 45. there is a nice sunshine we had, through. the system to the north will scoot by, and that may have a bit of an impact on sunday. if you are traveling tomorrow, upper 50's from kansas city to st. louis. 60's out in kansas for the third day in a row. minneapolis has a light next at 38. here is futurecast, clearing out tonight, saturday starts with sunshine. clouds fill in as the day goes on. there is a system that will move through early sunday morning, here is the light rain showers in western iowa. depending on which computer model you look at, some keep it to the north, some down in the metro. i think we have a chance for a
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but you could see a light dusting along highway 20. that moves on out. monday, clouds fill in as the day goes on. and looks to the cloudy for the caucus, except for extreme southwestern iowa. could have a light mix. look at midnight tuesday, here is the snow, getting started in the metro. then, watch tuesday morning -- bang! a big, old batch. i am not giving you snowfall amounts yet, this is out in the pacific ocean. the sample area is just too big. once it makes landfall in the lower 48, we will try to fine-tune it for you. down to the southwest, moderate band across much of the states, lighter amounts in extreme northwestern and southeastern iowa. they will see some rain.
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southwest wind at 5-10. again, that south moving system on sunday, probably bigger the farther north you are. caucus temperatures will be 37, mostly cloudy. 5:00 p.m. is 33 9:00 p.m. is 29. southwestern iowa may be impacted a bit on the time the caucus comes to an end. big wind on wednesday, and some cold to finish out the week. steve: thank you, kurtis. let us take a look at traffic. everybody wants to get home quickly. looks like you will be able to do it. not a lot going on. take a look at the drive times call you folks added to the west have eight minutes. to the east, six minutes. that is right about normal. stacey: now, a look ahead to the stories we are following for a special, hour-long edition of kcci 8 news at 6:00.
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>> who in here is going to be caucusing? stacey: why nearly 40% of iowa caucus voters cannot make up their mind. vanessa: i'm vanessa peng. coming up, we listen in as smalltown iowa voters talk politics, just days away from the iowa caucuses. kim: new efforts to curb violence in des moines' court avenue entertainment district. i'm kim st. onge. why this company that is nowhere near their is getting involved. -- nowhere near there is getting
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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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steve: well, today in the buzz, the super bowl is just a little more than one week away. stacey: this year, advertisers are bringing out celebrities in full force to drive up the buzz for their brands. first-time advertiser amazon has hired alec baldwin. kevin hart and ryan reynolds will be promoting hyundai. steve: each ad will cost an estimated $5 million for a 30-second spot. wow, that is up from last year's $4.4 million. the big game will be broadcast right here on kcci on sunday, february 7.
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medalist michael phelps joined the arizona state student section in the "curtain of distraction," during last night's game between the school and oregon state. steve: it's how the students distract free throw shooters from making their shots. phelps hid behind a curtain. as you saw. then, at the right time, he ripped off his clothes to reveal nothing but his speedo swimming suit and his olympic medals. stacey: apparently, it worked. because the shooter did miss both free throws. steve: i would do the show like that, if i looked like that. speaking of olympians, ice skating is not as effortless as the experts make it seem. stacey: take a look. yeah, t. rex is trying his teeny little hand at ice skating. the video is exploding online. good thing he has his tail for balance. by the way, the video has ore
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how cute is that? steve: that is cold. staceyl: a rare, orange lobster is unexpectedly found in iowa. steve: hyvee workers made the unusual discovery in a recent shipment of seafood. the female lobster weighed in at 2.7 pounds. stacey: hyvee's spokeswoman says they're exploring options for a permanent home for the lobster, nicknamed r.c. steve: ok. experts say the orange lobster is among the rarest of colored lobsters that there are. stacey: how about that? steve: we will be right back. incredible drone footage of
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car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa is responsible for the
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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... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. kurtis: in the 40's tomorrow,
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bigger impact >> pelley: for the first time, the state department confirms some e-mails on hillary clinton's home server contained top-secret information.
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