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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest in a long list of celebrities coming to iowa for democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. we're tracking a developing story this week about a cy-ride driver accused of hitting a student with a bus -- and then leaving the scene. the new information this morning after a st. paul police officer calls for drivers to run over black lives matter protestors. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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less than two weeks away now from the highly anticipated iowa caucuses, caucuses,democratic candidate hillary clinton is bringing another celebrity to the hawkeye state. state.demi lovato will be with clinton on multiple campaign stops today -- including in vinton and iowa city.this summer -- katy perry shared a des moines stage with clinton, just a few weeks ago -- h-b-o star lena dunham made a visit to iowa city for the campaign. this morning we're looking at new poll numbers that suggest clinton's main rival, bernie sanders, would actually out- perform her in a general election. election.the new c-n-n poll surveyed likely general election voters, it shows sanders with a double digit lead over many g-o-p candidates, like donald trump,
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ted cruz and marco rubio.but the same survery showed clinton in tight races with most candidates. her biggest lead is against trump, with a nine point advantage. and soon we'll begin to find out which candidates will emerge as their party's favorite's to be on the presidential ticket this november. november.it all starts here iowa -- where we've held the first in the nation caucuses since 19-72.i explored what the state parties are already doing to preserve iowa's first-in-the-nation status for future elections. elections. iowa's caucuses are known for the unique atmosphere they create -- with voters standing next to their co-workers and neighbors -- making their case for one candidate over another. another.but getting that experience relies on being able to make it to a caucus location in person...until now. now.telecaucus - outside state - military or ucava - abroad/diplomats/peace corps sataile - hostpial worker - manufacturing plant - cant' get off - caucus right there child care at caucus locations
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now will make it easier for parents with all kinds of family responsibilities to take part.a partnership with microsoft is going to streamline the process to report results from each county across the state. state.while iowa fights to stay first in the nation -- it also inadvertently got help on the republican side when g-o-p jeff kaufmann had to cancel the straw poll when there wasn't enough interest from candidates. candidates. we had a lot of states saying that we went first twice. a lot of states said, you know iowa, you're going twice, but do you need to go first twice? that strengthens my hand when i'm
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cbs 2 and fox 28 will further this discussion tonight with a live town hall!"your voice, your future - the iowa impact" will take place in iowa city at 6 at public space one. one.our panel will include both the iowa republican and democratic party *chairs, along with other political experts.the public is welcome to attend and ask questions.. questions..but you'll also be able to watch it live on cbs 2, and our newly re-vamped website cbs 2 iowa-dot-com. you'll be able to easily find the "watch live" link on the frontpage. doctor ben carson will resume his campaign for president today.the republican candidate took two days off to be with the family of a young volunteer - killed in a crash in western iowa.a van carrying staffers hit an ice patch on
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i-80 near atlantic.the van flipped and was hit by another vehicle. vehicle.25-year-old braden joplin died in the crash.two other volunteers were hurt. an update to a story cbs 2 news has been tracking since december. december.a cy-ride driver is charged in the hit and run death of 18-year-old emmalee jacobs. jacobs was from urbana and was killed december 14th while she was crossing a busy street on the iowa state campus.police now say 23-year-old benjamin clague was driving the campus bus that hit jacobs and left the scene. he is being held in the story county jail. iowa city police are now looking into links linksbetween a bomb threat at west high and similar threats made in other states.the school was evacuated tuesday morning after someone called in the threat.school officials told investigators the caller's voice sounded robotic. investigators searched the building and found nothing -- and similar calls were made in at least seven other states. new developments from the twin cities. cities.a saint paul police
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officer is now apologizing for a facebook page he made earlier this week... urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied on martin luther king junior day.sargeant jeff rothecker says he is extremely sorry and that he understands the post was insensitive and wrong.the black lives matter group was protesting the police killings of two black men last year.the department has put the officer on leave while they investigate. the so-called affluenza teen will be back in the united state within weeks.at least that's what etahn couch's attroneys are saying right now. the teen received probation for killing four people in a drunk-drivign crash in 20-13. couch and his mother fled to mexico in december once prosecutors looked into whether or not he violated his probation. at the university of iowa, educators are finding ways to help students better understand their finances. finances.one way is through a brand new class called money-wise: personal finance basics.the course covers things like employment benefits -- insurance -- investment opportunities -- budgeting and student loan
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repayment.the university's financial aid office staff say many students rely on help from their parents. sara harrington, financial literacy associate director 11:07:09 the more education that students have and the more they are taking a proactive approach to their own financial future, the better for our students. students.and it seem to be a popular topic.the class is fully booked for the semester. right now -- at the university of iowa -- president bruce harreld is planning a town hall meeting.harreld wants to gather input from the community while he prepares to start his first full semester on the job.the townhall will be held inside the pomerantz center at four o'clock on february 23rd. the college community school district is now working to explain to voters how they want to use a bond. in just a few weeks voters will decided whether a 49 million dollar bond will be approved for the school.last year, a similar bond failed by just a handful of votes.so this time, school leaders are trying to better explain how they'll use the money.they say it all comes down to keeping up with the growth of the district.
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school right is 1080 students, we have 1120 in the high school today, we're using every classroom so we have nothing to grow into." if the bond passes, the district plans to add more classrooms, more parking spaces and update old equipment.they'll have satellite voting at the high school today from 2-30 to 8-30 for early voters. regular voting will be held on febraury second during his state of the union address last week, the president announced a new push to stop cancer. cancer.cancer killed the president's mother in 1995 at the age of 52. 52.it is also what took vice president joe biden's son less than a year ago.and that's why the president put the vice president in charge of what he called a new "moon shot." "for the loved ones we've all lost, for the families that we can still save, let's make american the country that cures cancer once and for all! what do you say joe?" joe?"vice president biden is
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already pursuing this work. he's in switzerland this week at the world economic forum looking to drum up support. right here in the corridor -- researchers at the university of iowa say curing cancer is incredibly complex. complex.but the president's recent "moon shot" initiative *could help. help.holden cancer center director george weiner says if the initiative means a more intense focus on studying our immune systems, sharing information between researchers and increasing funding, it could definitely help fight cancer. dr. george weiner - holden comprehensive cancer center - (( 4:17:13 )) " the precentage of cancer research grants that are funded by the federal government is in the range of 12% and on a daily basis i have outstanding researchers from our own institution with great ideas who don't have the funds to persue those ideas. " doctor weiner says surgery, radiation and chemo-therapy can cure some cancers now such as lymphoma and testicular cancer.but he says there's still a very long way to go in treating some of the most deadly forms, including cancer of the pancreas. it's
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and right now in it's degrees. degrees.still to come...the revolutionary hire for one n- f-l team that's making history before super bowl 50. 50.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have... have... today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country
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and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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between earth and neptune13**"> the discovery of this planet came through mathematical calculations and computer simulations. these scientist say now that their theory is out there..they hope someone the last time a the last time a the last time a planet was discovered was back in 18-46, and that planet was neptune.
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neptune. it's now on this morning. morning.and if you're in it's degrees. degrees.after the break... u-n-i faces off against one of the best teams in the missouri valley conference -- trying to
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week, ben jacobson put on his poker face and said -- sometimes it's best to have to push all the chips to the middle of the table -- but he wasn't talking about playing texas hold em -- he was talking about taking down the shockers -- with everything on the linelet's face it if u-n-i doesn't beat wichita state -- they're not winning the valley first half -- the offense struggled -- but not bennett koch -- matt bohannon finds him down low -- and koch -- fires up the kitchen with the nice post movethen it's wes wasphun's turn -- the former washington warrior connects from deep for 3 of his 14 points -- he also had 7 dimes and 7 boardsspeaking of threes -- bo knows em -- bohannon hits another triple -- he finished with 14 pointsbut only scored 22 points in the first half -- and couldn't stop ron baker -- he beats the buzzer -- for 2 of his game
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high 21 as the panthers lose their third straight -- 74 to 55 55" it's tough, it's not fun to lose games, you always want to find the answer right away, and it's not always a quick fix. we've just got to keep working and keep pushing each day and try to figure out a way to put some points on the board and get some stops." "you've got to find some things to build on. that i think is the most important thing and we've got some things in that second half in particular that we can build on and take with us as we go on the road." two things have been bothering lisa bluder lately -- number 1 turnovers -- the hawkeyes are averaging 18 of them per game in conference play -- number 2 -- second half struggles -- the quick fix for both of those -- playing in the friendly confines of carver bluder's bunch welcomed penn state to iowa citythe hawks were playing catch up from opening tip -- ally disterhoft banks it home for two of her 13 -- iowa trailed by 8 at the breakthird quarter -- hawks still down -- chase coley -- so sauve on the baseline jay -- she finished with a team
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high 16but iowa couldn't stop penn state -- 4 nitty lions finished in double figures -- hawks lose 82 to 69. bill fen-lee and the cyclones took oklahoma state to overtime -- but couldn't get their first big 12 sweep of the season -- iowa state fell 79 to 76 in stillwater to the mat -- top ranked team in d-3 -- wartburg taking on cornell and this was all black and orange --at 149 -- kenny martin takes down cornell's trevor engle -- martin would win his match with a 6 to 2 decisionand the wins just kept coming -- at 1- 57 -- drew wagen-hoffer gets the 4 point near fall -- wartburg won every match -- and the dual -- 38 nothing the final. cbs-2 news connects with the corridor.call us with your story tips at 1-800-222-kganor email us at news at cbs2iowa.comor connect with us
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on facebook - kgan cbs 2. the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes
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to get every part of the job done.
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thanks. for all those who've fallen in love with celebrities and been told your chances with them
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are zero percent...this young lady has beaten the odds! odds!disney star jake t. austin told people magazine he connected with his real life fan named danielle caesar! apparently they tweeted to each other for several years. he recently posted a picture hugging the girl with the caption "i'm crazy for her."he said they are both young and just getting to know eachother and it doesn't matter where you meet someone, sometimes
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good morning again -- it's now right now it's degrees in after the break...the new information about how flint michigan is trying to get federal help to deal with toxic water. water.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the corridor. (donkey sound) (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, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to
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keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk. give us a plan. today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is
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and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough." i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. right now on cbs 2 this morning...we're tracking house fires across the state, started in similar ways. the new developments this morning while flint's mayor deals with a massive water crisis. the latest moves by lawmakers over how easy it would be for foreigners to get into the united states. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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it might be warming up slightly here in the corridor, but it's still pretty chilly out. out.some people try alternate ways to keep their homes warm. but if not done properly it can be dangerous, cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson is here for more on this story. story.guys, you're right it's cold outside and making sure that you and your family are warm is a priority but keeping them safe is more important. pkg:sot: jason 'jake' rabe owner/ president rabe hardware incorporated00;38;17 winter did come late this year. and people did hold off on service and furnaces and we're taking in anywhere from probably thirty to forty service calls a day and just really scrambling to keep up rabe hardware provides heating and air conditioning services. he says the safest way to heating your home for a short term period is to avoid vent-free appliances sot: 00:35:04 don't run non vented heaters i mean that's where there's a lot of safety concerns with open flame non vented heaters.so far this week three housefires have occurred. one house fire in boone county claiming the
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lives of a mother and her three children and two in cedar rapids. one in the northeast part of town and the other on johnson avenue. neighbor richard vanhorbeck drove past the housefire on johnson avenueneighbor: richard vanhorbeck00;54;58 i came home when all the fire trucks were up there and i had to go around to come home down a different street but there were a lot of activity up there. vanhorbeck is not a stranger to fires. two of his sons are fire survivors 00;56;36 my sons both had fires in their houses. and it quite tramatic. sot: justin foss- spokesperson for alliant energy01;03;53 the problem specifically with space heaters is that they use a lot of juice. according to alliant people sometimes use extension cords to heat there home and that causes problemsthey use a lot of electricity and most extension cords aren't built to handle that amount of energy and so that extension cord could get warm and could start on fire or could cause an issue for you.if you want to keep your energy bill low and your house warm alliant energy recommendssot: 01;08;32 those insulated curtains sure can help you bet there one of the tools another way to seal off that window cause really what you're doing has nothing to do with light what you're doing is preventing air from coming through that window so
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sunny day and you want to get some of that sunshine in open that up. rabe hardware recommends for home owners to annually get their furnaces checked. most furnaces last for fifteen to eighteen years. both rabe hardware and alliant energy also stressed for homeowners to invest in a carbon monixide detector.stephanie johnson...cbs 2 news thanks stephaniechilly temps mean winter sports are in full-swing, but before you hit the ice - or slip on some in the parking lot - make sure safe. medical experts say just a small hit on the head can cause some damage -- and if it happens repeatedly -- it can have lasting affects on your memory and cognitive skills. but there are things you can do to *protect your brain and *repair it. courtney axeline is the director of "learning r-x" -- a center that specializes in "brain- training" -- and she says it's important to keep your brain
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you've ever suffered a concussion. if something has been damaged, it's not going to fix what's been damaged, but your brain has the ability to re-wire around that damaged portion, and that's where we see those increases in memory and processing while you're here doing that training 15.00.54.16 learning r-x offers one-on-one evaluations and training for kids as young as four.they also work with adults as old as 80, to help them with memory issues. a potentially crippling storm has millions of people from the mid-atlantic to the north- east bracing themselves. themselves.blizzard watches are in effect for parts of baltimore and the d-c area.the national weather service says parts of kentucky, west virginia maryland and pennsylvania could get up to 2 feet of snow.today the storm will first bring heavy rain in the gulf of mexico and the southwest.this comes as a smaller storm system hit the east coast, causing slick roads and traffic headaches. new this morning morningoregon's governor is fed up with the armed group
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that's continued their occupation of a national wildlife refuge for three weeks now.governor kate brown is also frustrated at the way federal authorities are handling it.she says the occupation has cost oregon taxpayers nearly a half million dollars so far.the leader of the group -- ammon bundy -- has demanded that federal lands be turned over to local residents. michigan governor rick snyder is now asking president obama to reconsider a federal disaster declaration to deal with the water crisis in flint. flint.in 20-14, flint's water became tainted with lead after an an emergency manager - in an effort to save money-- switched the city's water source from detroit to the flint river.the governor now says it could pose a long term threat to residents, if they aren't able to fix the issue properly.the state's lawmakers have now approved additional funding in the short term, which will pay for bottled water, and more water testing and monitoring. hearing about the problems in flint might have you wondering about our water here.every day about 35-million gallons of
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two water treatment plants. much of the infrastructure was upgraded after the floods of 20-08.managers tell cbs 2 news, the water in cedar rapids, goes through a six-step filtration process to remove sediment and harmful bacteria.it is also tested weekly for contaminants like lead. in terms of our water source we've been using the same water supply for a lot of years and one of the issues that other communities may face in terms of contaminates in their water is that change of their source water and we're fortunate that we don't have to go through that. baloch says that cedar rapids is lucky to get its water from a shallow aquifer that has good water quality from the start. right now -- the debate over the syrian refugee crisis continues..senate democrats blocked a house-bill to curb the flow of refugees displaced from their homes into the u-s u-sthe bill was trying to keep possible terrorists from slipping into the country but couldn't pick up the 60-votes
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needed to advance.president obama warned he would veto the bill if it made it to his desk. but the obama administration will announce as early as today new visa requirements that would add new restrictions.it would keep european travelers out if they're dual citizens of iran -- iraq -- sudan or syria -- or who have visited any of those countries in the last five years.u-s officials say the homeland security department will outline how it will phase in the new rule. this morning a woman has broken barriers in the male- dominated world of football. kathryn smith is now the first full-time female member of an n-f-l coaching staff. staff.the buffalo bills hired smith to be their special teams quality control coach. smith spent last year working as an administrative assistant for the coaching staff.she also spent the previous 12 seasons working for the new york jets. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.still to come, the bad news star wars fans are waking
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a young girl in virginia is gathering a whole lot of barbies. barbies.not for her personal collection, but for those less fortunate. fortunate.allison mechanic shows us how the she got a little help, from a famous iowan. iowan. 4:16:15 (reading letter)it says what an amazing project you are undertaking good luck from sherry hoffmanthis letter that gianni graham is reading -- came in a shipment of donated barbie dolls today. 4:18:00i feel excited i guess according to graham -- shipments like this one from pasadena, california have been coming to her home in norfolk daily.after she made a new years resolution to collect one thousand barbie dolls for one thousand girls in shelters
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hampton roads. 4:30:15shocking and happy at the same time originally -- graham said she hoped to achieve her goal in two months -- but in only two weeks she has gone from 5 barbie dolls to more than 500. 4:28:34i have had a lot of help reaching my goal. some of that help -- is from facebook posts like this one from ashton kutcher.4:20:40i didn`t know it was going to get that far i didn`t even know that he was going to see it i was like how? most of the help has been from people donating barbies at one of the many area drop off points or shipping boxes of dolls to graham's house through their website. 4:34:46 (sister on nat mic)its like we are living in a whole house full of barbiesand while barbie dolls now line nearly every surface of their home -- the family says they don't mind. gianni's sister4:37:10 this is what my sister doing and i want to do it too because while they are a bit
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cluttered now -- they know it will be worth it when they can bring some comfort to one thousand girls in need. 4:24:20 hold onto this doll and hope they will bring them joy it's and you're watching cbs 2 this morning... morning...and if you're in it's degrees. degrees.still to come...the impressive record one iowa
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welcome back -- it's now we're taking a look at your_______ your_______ another day of big losses on wall street.the dow is down 249 points.nasdaq dropped 5. and the s and p 500 lost 22.
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amazon-dot-com says it will now offer refunds to anyone who bought hoverboards on its website. website.the move comes amid growing concerns that the two- wheeled balance boards are not safe and a fire hazard.the consumer product safety commission is investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames.but despite the decision, amazon still sells hoverboards on its site. a survey says you could get a good deal on a new big screen t-v if you shop soon. soon.more people plan to buy televisions ahead of super bowl sunday than at any other time during the year...accordin g to fat wallet-dot-com's annual tv buyer survey.it found 26-percent of americans are expected to purchase a new television this year... and a quarter of them will buy them during super bowl sales. according to fat wallet-- consumers will be able to save an average of 20-percent or more on high-end tvs in january. bad news for any jedi-lovers out there.you'll have to wait a little longer for the next star wars movie to hit the big screen.
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episode eight" will now be released in december, 20-17.it was originally scheduled to hit thearters seven months earlier in may. disney did not give a reason for the postponement.the current star wars film, the force awakens, had a similar delay. pee wee herman is back. back.we can all thank netflix for this. this.they premiere his new movie "pee-wee's big holiday" march 18th.not many details have been released about the movie except a mysterious stranger inspires pee-wee to go on his first vacation ever. the last time actor paul reuben's played pee-wee herman was in 1990!he's now in his
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it's right now it's degrees in coming up next...why one corridor town says there's more than meets the eye in its downtown district.
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doing something similar. 17:32 brian - i was dumb enough or bold enough to email and say i really want to do this. any words of advice? and you'd be surprised how many of those guys are girls reached out an gave me advice. you might give up some income and security at first, so on top of knowledge, brian and julie agree you need some faith in yourself.11:56 a lot of prayer, and i just have a great belief in my abilities. it's not cockiness. i'm confident in my abilities. how's that?it's paid off. so far brian's been on movie sets with bruce willis, don cheadle, mariah carey, john travolta, and most recently arnold schwartzenegger.17:12 if you can do it, go for it. i'm all about people going for their dreams.just make sure to back up the dreams with the work.25:32 that'll be perfect
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if you're just getting up, good morning -- it's now right now it's degrees in coming up next...the new promises from the affluenza teen's lawyers about their client coming back to the united states. states.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the
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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest in a long list of celebrities coming to iowa for democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. we're tracking a developing story this week about a cy-ride driver accused of hitting a student with a bus -- and then leaving the scene. the new information this morning after a st. paul police officer calls for drivers to run over black lives matter protestors. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry. barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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