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hillary clintowith a much-needed win over bernie sandnds in nevada after a a nse neck-and-neck fight. but sanders trouncing her on the issue of trust. tonight, the long lines and the celeations. showowwn in south carolina. donald trump firing away until the very end. >> so, it's crunch time, folks. it's crunch time. >> ted cruz and marco rubio with their last-minute push. can they still catch trump? >> it's in god's hands and in the voters' hands. >> the first test for republican candidates in the south. the results coming in right now. >> what donald trump said just as justice scalia was being laid to rest. as thousands paid their fil respects. this is abc "world news tonight." good evening and thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecilia vega. toght, candidates on both
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this race for the white house. at this hour, the results of the democratic caucuses in nevada are in. based on our analysis the vote, abc news is projecting hillary clinton will win that contest with more than 80% of the vote already in, clinton holding about a four-point lead. enthuse i am for the caucuses so high, the lines wrapping around this high school in henderson. hillary clinton celebrating the win. the battle neck and neck in south carolina, too. the drama still very high. republican voters at this hour, still at polling stations. 30 minutes to go. donald trump topping all the polls going in, but tonight, the urgent question who will take second and third place. we have team coverage in both races. we begin with abc chief anchor george stephanopoulos here with me. george, those democratic caucuses, you're following them all, what are you seeing?
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the nomination. it's hers to lose right now. nevada did what it had to do for her. it w w the firewall after that big loss to bernie sanders in new hampshire. we have some clues as to why from voters. the voters valued experience and electability. e won 92% of the votes of those who wanted experience. 80% valuing electability. look at this number as well. those who made up their minds in the last three days, head over hearts, hillary clinton 51% to 37%. she now hehes into south carorona, big lead there, next saturday, and has a huge lead in a lot of those big super tuesday states in march. >> fire wall right there. you're also followininearly republican numbers. the exit polls telling you what so far? >> the polls are open until 7:00. one of the striking numbers, from those exit polls, a full 53% of voters in that south carolili primary feel betrayed by republican politicians. that's one of the themes we have
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it's helping the outsiders. >> you'll have more tomorrow on "this week." let's go to nevada, cheers inside hillary clinton's headquarters here in brooklyn as the results came in. bernie sanders did some damage. huge victory with young voters and this, with those looking for a candidate who's honest and trustworthy, sanders the favorite by a wide margin. abc's mary bruce is live at the clinton campaign. mary, what's the mood in there right now? >> reporter: well, it's certainly a victory. sighf relief here tonigh secretary clinton thanking the her supporters. telling them the future they want is now within reach. >> this is your campaign. and it sis it is a campaign to break down every barrier that
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>> repororr: locked in a tight race for nevada, the candidates took no votes for granted. >> the next president of the united states! >> reporter: hillary clinton spent the day getting out the vote with every handshake, hug and selfie. at her headquarters, volunteers leaving nothing to chance. >> this is what it comes down to it. >> knocking on doors until the very end. >> absolutely. >> reporter: sanders, today, not ssing a single opporornity to make h h case to voters. >> thank you very much. thanks for coming out. >> reporter: sanders practically bumping into clinton at this casino. as they crisscrossed from one caucus s se to another. here's something that you'll people lining up to caucus in a casino ballroom. both candidates fighting for the key support of union workers and latinos. this union voter telling us hehe backing sanders. >> because he's a president that wants change. stands up for the middle class, care. >> reporter: but this hillary clinton supporter has something
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what would say to the bernie >> he'll make a great vice president. >> reporter: the tiebreaker a deck of card. clinton winning this one, drawing the highest card. sanders has spoken with clinton and congratulated her. in a statement, he thanks the people of nevada for the boost they have given him, saying he has the wind at his back as he heads toward super tuesday. >> mary, thank you. we turn now to south carolina. the polls still open in the republican primary there. turnout has been steady across the state all day long. and abc's tom llamas is covering this side of the storyry he joins us from trump watch party in spartanburg. how confident are they feeling in there tonight, tom? >> reporter: very confident. it was a very interesting with him. first, he tangled with the pope.
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reference on how he would handle isis. tonight, donald trump hopes to end a week of wild headlines, with his biggest news yet. winning the south carolina primary. >> you have to get out to vote. because we have a movement going. we have something very special. >> reporter: trump, wrapping his south carolina campaign, citing a ghoulish myth of general john pershing in the philippines, killing muslim prisoners with bulletdipped in pig blood. >> and he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those 50 people, and he said to the 50th, you go back to your people and you tell them what wasn't a problem. >> reporter: senator marco rubio saying that's more evidence trump's not fit to be president. rubio hoping the backingngf some of south carolina's most powerful republicans leads to a surprise showing. senator rubio, how are you feeling about south carolina?
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>eporter: a super pacac supporting ted cruz on the offense, sending out this robocall telling voters trump was critical of the confederate fl. >> trump talks about our flag ke it's a social disease. >> reporter: cruz in washington today for supreme court justice antonin scalia's funeral. last night telling voters to ignore any news that isn't pro cruz. >> if they're ououphone calls, you should listen to them. if they're anyone else's, hang up. >> reporter: and jeb bush fighting hard to survive in south carolina. looking forward to nevada, but not ruling out changing his plans if he has a weak finish. what's the plan going forward? >> the plan's to go to vegas around noon. >> could anything change that plan? >> we'll see. we'll see. i don't think so. >> cecilia, the rubio campaign is feeling confident. but the cruz campaign has shown they're running a very efficient campaign with a very good ground game and a super pac that's very
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the edge. >> tom, thank you. as trump heads into south carolina ahead off his challengers, a win, his second victory in a row, jonathan karl joining us from washington. would this give him momentum to come out ahead on super tuesday. >> a trump victory in south carolina would be in a word, cecilia, huge. if he wins tonighgh following that landslide victory he had in new hampshire, trump would solidify himself as a front-runner. with a big lead in delegates. but sececilia could get harder for trump in the coming weeks.
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candidates could drop out in the coming week. trump may win quite easily in a large divided field. the question now, is whether he can continue to win when the vote against him is not so divided. >> jon karl trackininit all. thank you. the presidential race edging into the solemn funeral for supreme court justice antonin scalia. president obama and first lady obama paying their respects yesterday. prompting donald trump to tweet this, i wonder if president obama would have attended the funeral of scalia ift was held in a mosque. during the funeral masss in washington, at least. politics were left outside today. abc's devin dwyer at the supreme court for us tonight. >> reporter: it was hardly the simple parh mass he wanted, but for justice scalia, a fitting farewell.. his cloak-draped casket given high catholic honors at a mass celebrated by his son. >> dad understood that the deeper he went in his catholic faith, the better a citizen and
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>> reporter: father paul scalia recalling how even in a devout family there was little that blunted his fafaer's sharp wit. >> he had found himself in my confessional line, and he quickly departed it. [ laughter ] as he put it later, like heck if i'm confessisi to you. [ laughter ] >> reporter: more than 3,000 packed the basilica to say good-bye. justice clarence thomas, who's famously silent from t(e bench, read sipture. >> we have now received rerenciliation. >> reporter: as scalia's laid to rest, the political battle to replace him is under way. >> have a good weekend. >> reporter: president obama -- armed with a binder of research -- spending the weekend preparing to choose his nominee. but top senate republicans say his pick should be blocked with no confirmation until 2017. if scalia's seat is not filled until the next president takes office, it would be the longest vacancy on the court in more than 40 years. cecilia.
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and in other news tonight the most powerful storm on record striking fiji, cyclone winston battering that pacific island chain. winds over 160 miles an hour. the government there declaring a state of natural disaster. and next to that standoff between the fbi and apple over accessing the san bernardino shooter's iphone. tonight, a possible solution from one of america's foremost experts on cybersecurity who claims he can break into the phone, all he needs is three weeks. here's a's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, a proposal to break the stalemate between the fbi and apple over the government's demand the tech giant hack into the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. cybersecurity pioneer, john mcafee offering to do it himself for free in three weeks. >> i guarantee, you give me the phone, i will give you the data. >> reporter: mcafee defending apple, saying the fbi's request to create a so-called "backdoor" into the phone's operating system puts hundreds of millions of iphone users at risk.
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taking apart this phone and only this phone, eliminating any risk to others. >> using social engineering plus the hardware and the software, we perform our magic with the wands, and it comes out, this is how it works. there are 10,000 hackers sn the world who could easily do what i am suggesting myself. >> reporter: but the government says it needs apple to get into syed farook's phone. cecilia, no word if the fbi is considering his offer. but mcafee is so confident in his ability to crack that phone, that he told me very colorfully, if he fails, he'll eat his shoe on live tv. cecilia. >> okay, eva, you stay on this one for us. thank you. from louisiana tonight, the man who spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone else in u.s. history is getting used to life outside. albert woodfox was put in solitata cell more than 43 years ago. convicted in the death of a prison guard. yesterday, on his 69th birthday he was set free.
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>> reporter: tonight, family members say albert woodfox is overwhelmed, b b feeling great. shown here celebrating with members of the black panther party just after his release from prison, where he spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in a 9 x 6 foot cell. >> how d ds it feel? >> uh, i really haven't decided yet. >> reporter: the last of the so-called "angola 3" prisoners frfed yesterday, on his 69th birthday. >> right now, i'm just trying to adjust to being free. >> reporter: after taking a plea deal in the 1972 murder of penitentiary guard, brent miller. his s nviction overturned d ice, woodfox was set to be tried a third time, when he pleaded no yesterday, while maintaining he is innocent. >> this plea agreement was a means to bring this case to anan end. >> reporter: an end to a punishment woodfox claims was
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panthers. the group joining him here as he startsts his life outside of prison. marci gonzalez -- abc news, new york. still ahead on "world news" -- the customer website used by millions. a business suing a client for thousands of dollars. they s sd it's just not because of the one-star review. and the big scare at a popular ski resort. a 30-foot drop.
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the pet sitters telling abc news the duchouquettes posted false and misleading statements on yelp and that they were forced to pursue legal action for violating the terms of the contract. >> my intent was to never harm the company. >> reporter: gloria riviera, abc news, washington. and when we come back -- the chairlift accident at a popular ski resort. more than two dozen skiers plunging to the ground. and the massive landslide caught on camera. the small america town now cut off from everyone else. with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't workedwell enough. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections
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police are investigating whether hazing played a role in the 21-year-old's sudden death. and the school project taking some south carolina youngsters as far away from politics as you can possibly can get. they launched this little boat complete with a time capsule off charleston waters. after s se fits and starts, they lost tracked of the south carolina dreamer. >> i found your boat. >> thank you. >> little william there, all the way in uk, found it on the beach before school and in that time capsule was a recipe for shrimp and grits, of course. sounds good. when we come back -- >> because of a a ge -- >> this is a huge -- >> two very different candidates, one unmistakable thing they have in common. you'll know it when you hear it, i promise.
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>> americans are seeing that through the new york accent that these people really say what they mean. >> reporter: both sanders and trump have that classic new york dialect that's a staple of pop culture. also made famous by mike myers on "saturday night live" and in film. >> hey, i'm walking here. >> reporter: sanders and trump are walking and talking to voters, and a whole lot of them are listening. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. and the results on this big election night are still coming in. abc news projects hillary clinton wins the democratic caucuses in nevada. and stay with us tonight, as we get results for the republican primary also coming in from south carolina.thousands are in coralville today for a gymnastics event. the addition of a new arena facility could allow events like this to grow. in south carolina, republican voters head to the polls to decide which candidate
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party in november. and john deere profits remain on a downward spiral. we check their latest earnings report. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 6. a gymnastics competition is drawing more than two thousand peoeoe to the coralville area this weekend. it's happening at the coralville conference center on the iowa river landing. that's where we find kcrg- tv9's sarah mccarthy. sarah, events like this may become evennigger in the future because of a planneded project there? brady, this winter invitational is in its sixth year. people from all over the midwest travel here to compete and chehe on more than 600 athletes. but the gym who hosts the meet says finding a space that works is challenging. right now, the event is too big to hahaen in most school gyms.
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to need a space like carver hawkeye arena. the coralville marriott is really the only space available right now. but it's not perfect - especially if the meet continues to grow. organizers say having another option may help attract more teams to the area. "sometimes people hear conference center and think the ceilings are low or it's bad lighting, but maybe if they hear arena they'll think about good seating andnd things like that." that's why the gym is hopeful the iowa arena - a planned 45 million dollar project - will be a possible venue in the future. the arena would seat seven thousand and allow events like this one to accommodate bigger crowds. we'll show you what the arena cocod look like, coming up at ten o'clock. in coralville, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. meteorologist chris havely joins us now. chris, unseasonably warm the last


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