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standoff in oregon.. has turned deadly... the investigation into a shooting involving the police and militia members. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... volunteers out all night long.. counting the homeless.. how this census will help programs combat the issue. ((brian loftus)) > and... we got the chance to sit down with the legendary, carlos santana... we chat with him ahead of his new show dates.. kicking off tonight./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. right now.. metro police are on the scene of a deadly crash... ((kirsten joyce)) it happened shortly after 3 am near spring mountain and rainbow... one woman is dead, after police say she was t-boned by an impaired driver... a driver described by sgt. richard strader as " a menace to society. " ((brian loftus)) let's turn
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor rainbow and spring mountain will closed down for hours. for those who just tuned in... a driver was speeding down spring mountain t-boned another car, killing that driver on impact. both cars ended up at the 7-11 on the corner of spring mountain and rainbow. crash back to you! ((brian loftus)) > this morning
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group occupying a federal wildlife refuge in oregon are under arrest. ((kirsten joyce)) the f-b-i and oregon state police stopped members of the group on a highway near burns oregon, and shots were fired. don champion has the latest on the standoff.) five of the oregon militants were arrested during a traffic stop down this road tuesday afternoon. the fbi says during the stop- a militia member was shot and killed. among the arrested- militia leaders ammon and ryan bundy.
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end of a 3-week occupation of a national wildlife refuge in the town of burns, oregon. it's unclear if any other militia members are still at the refuge. "so no chris, huh?" in recent days, ammon bundy had been trying to negotiate with the fbi. bundy's group seized the federal wildlife refuge earlier this month as part of a long- running dispute over public lands. early on bundy said he and his followers were in it for the long run. ammon bundy/militia leader: "when government steps outside its bounds that the people have given it, that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place" before the arrests, tensions had been boiling over among locals fed up with the occupation especially since the group took arms. the state's governor had also been calling for the fbi to intervene. (gov. kate brown/d-oregon ) "the spectacle of lawlessness must end" three other militia members were arrested at two other
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don champion, cbs news. ((brian loftus)) the fbi hasn't identified the militia member who was killed. the arrested will all face at least one felony charge. the standoff began as a protest against the federal government sending two local ranches charged with arson on public lands back to prison./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk clear and cold this morning... with temps falling back into the 30s right now. ............... we had a beautifully sunny, but cool day yesterday. highs just making it into the upper 50s. ............ today should be a little milder, but more high clouds returning to our skies. ........... they are sliding into the west coast now and moving through california today.
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our afternoon should warm back neighborhoods. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the suspect in the shooting in front of the bellagio is due in court in a little over an hour. ((brian loftus)) 20-year-old kahleal black faces multiple charges.. including assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a police
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possession of a stolen firearm. metro police held a press conference yesterday.. revealing new details about friday's incident. investigators say black was pointing a gun a people on the strip, as well as officers. we've learned the pistol was not loaded.. but there were at least two times where police say he pointed it at tourists and pulled the trigger. metro police also revealed officer george smith was about 10- yards away from black.. when he fired at black twice and missed: ((kevin mcmahill/metro undersheriff: "we're accountable for every round that we fire, from an officer's weapon, and frankly, in this event, we were lucky that the situation did not end up in a very much worse scenario." )) ((brian loftus)) officer smith is a 10- year veteran of the force. he's on routine paid administrative leave pending the investigation. we're told this is the first time officer smith has been involved in a shooting. police also tell us black was escorted off harrah's property after he quit his job that evening./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and metro police are also investigating a car chase that ended with an officer opening fire in the northeast part of the valley. police say this began yesterday after they received a call about
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investigators say an officer spotted it speeding at washington and marion....tried to stop it....the driver then crashed at bonanza and pecos...and ran away -- a gun in hand -- toward a neighborhood. metro says an officer in an unmarked car then spotted the at him.... and the officer opened fire. police say the suspect was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital. he has been booked on felony charges. metro says officers were injured./// ((brian loftus)) > all night long.. volunteers have been out on the streets counting the homeless. this census helps southern nevada receive millions of dollars in grant money for issue.. last year, people counted more than 75- hundred on the streets of las vegas and estimated another 34- thousand are homeless throughout the year. this census allowed local programs that help the homeless in grant money. volunteers will also be out counting homeless youth from 7:30am until 2:30 pm today./// ((brian loftus)) > the us government wants to hear what you have to say. about the future of transportation in the valley. ((kirsten joyce))
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conversation, up next in "what's driving you crazy?" ((brian loftus)) > plus... the legendary carlos santana.. takes a break from the guitar.. to chat with us! we'll hear how he felt.. the first time he heard one of his songs on the radio.///
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guitarist and musician carlos santana is hitting the stage tonight for his residency.. his first performance of the year is tonight... at mandalay bay's house of blues. they added more shows... so you can also catch him next month and in may. i had the chance to sit down with santana yesterday.. and got to ask something i've always wanted to: (( brian: i always wanted to ask a music legend this, i never have. you've sold like 100- million something records. ;09 when you're in your car and you hear a santana song come on.. what do you do? santana- i turn it up louder! laughs the first time i head santana on the radio, i got chills and i started to cry )) ((brian loftus)) you can check
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and how he likes to spend his time in las vegas.. during our full segment in the coming weeks. and if you would like tickets to his concert.. prices start at just under 100 bucks. for more information or to purchase some... just head to las vegas now dot com and click on links./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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start to the week... but a nice warm-up is coming our way. enjoy it while it's here because temps drop really fast and even colder next week. .............. we are cooling off to the 30s... and high clouds are moving in quickly today. ........... a ridge builds for the rest of the week to get highs up near 70 by the weekend. rain showers for the east coast and helping to melt some of that snow. ... after the big warm-up into the first part of the weekend... a chance of rain sunday and then much cooler air sweeps into the desert and breezy winds next week. highs drop back to the low 50s with nights back down to freezing.
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scam is sneaking in people's email inbox ... and this one is tricking even the most savvy consumers. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen has a copy of the email that is tricking so many people. ((michelle mortensen)) > this email right here is the source of the problem.... and we're going to put in on your screen right now so you can take a closer look. the subject line is simply get protected. and the address is from a no- reply at s-s-a - dot.gov. that looks like a government address from social security. the email goes on talk about a new feature offered to you as
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protect your identity. it will allegedly monitor your credit report .. and alert you to fraud. just click the link to sign up. but here's the problem. it's all a scam. how can you tell? well, it's hard ... there was one clue. here's the give away. always hover over the links in the email .. and see what pops up. if it's a real government email ... it will send you to a government website that ends in dot -gov. if it's a scam ... it won't. in this email .. it ended in dot- com. it was a scam. if you get the email ... you can forward it to the f-t-c so they can warn others about the scam ... that's how we're getting the word out about this one ... or you can just delete it. and now you know! with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem... call the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650- 1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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rainbow and spring mountain will closed down for hours. for those who just tuned in... a driver was speeding down spring mountain t-boned another car, killing that driver on impact. both cars ended up at the 7-11 on the corner of spring mountain and rainbow. injury crash at state line on the northbound side of i-15. back to you!
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scout.. "through and through"... ((kirsten joyce)) in acts of kindness.... you'll meet the local woman who is making sure the organization's history.. does not get forgotten. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. page.
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of us hear "girl scouts"... we automatically think.. . delicious cookies... but as this week's acts of kindness recipient explains... girls scouts is so much more...
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young women to figure out their passion, serve their community, and be a part of something bigger than themselves.. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient : "all of the different levels are represented here." ((kirsten joyce)) vanette christensen takes great pride in her involvement with the girl scouts of southern nevada. .. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient "i'm a girl scout, it's not what i do. it's who i am. " ((kirsten joyce)) as the historian and archivist... her volunteer job is to preserve the artifacts that have been donated, or gifted... and use them to educate young girls about the history, and mission. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient " this one here is from 1919.". ((kirsten joyce)) this is the very first girl scout uniform.. girls could buy them, or sew them.. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient " the sleeves, hand stitched on" ((kirsten joyce)) and the official buttons could be rented from the organization... for 15 cents. ((kirsten joyce)) vanette certainly knows the history.. she was a girl scout growing up - it was an amazing balance, and contrast to what she eventually chose as a career.. she also attributes what she did as a career... serving nearly three decades in law enforcement.... to her history in girl scouting. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient "girl scouts
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confidence, and character, it taught me great skills to be bigger than anything i could be. ((kirsten joyce)) she moved to las vegas.. after retiring.. her two daughters both continued with the girl scout legacy... and now vanette makes it her mission... to inspire the many other young women... to reach their potential. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient "having them know.. they're part of something .. service to communities, carry on those legacies." liz ortenburger ceo girl scouts southern nevada we're blessed by volunteers, vanette has brought history to life, for so many girls and volunteers, here in southern nevada." ((kirsten joyce)) "you receive our aok award.... and on behalf of channel 8. you'll eventually get an 800 dollar check, too.. clapping.... shot to other ladies... clapping... nats... thank you. kirsten joyce > if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com...
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kindness tab under "sections" or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor tonight, you have an opportunity to influence future transportation planning in our valley. the us department of transportation is hosting an open house tonight between 4:30pm and 6pm at the east las vegas community center. those who attend will have a chance to comment and suggest ways to improve the rtc's planning process for transportation projects. the rtc says topics will include long- range transportation planning, public involvement techniques, transportation studies and involvement from other public agencies. the east las vegas community center is off eastern and stewart near sunrise acres
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hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > two local teens... competing on the wheel of fortune! ((kirsten joyce)) we'll show you how these girl did.. during their big debut on the game show.///
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i was walking home. just picked us up two breakfast croissants for four bucks, when this bear attacked. with one swipe, it devoured one of the croissants. then jack showed up and took care of the beast, so i could escape. and that's what happened to your breakfast croissant. and yours? it survived. share it with yourself. freshlycracked egg with ham and bacon,or sausage,
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< michael stevens is live talking about the crash at rainbow and spring mountain > > plus... donald is dumping the debate... the reason the presidential candidate refuses to take the stage tomorrow. brian loftus > and... the runnin' rebs hit the court tonight.. the excitment that's surrounding their big game against boise state./// < welcome to a brighter morning,
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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. we're following breaking news this morning... a fatal crash at spring mountain and rainbow... ((brian loftus)) we've got team coverage... demetria has got your alternates.. and michael stevens just arrived on scene.. let's start with michael. (( sgt. richard strader/metro fatal detail: "i just want to make it
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pretty good of a restraint to chase this guy because they already knew it was a bad situation." )) demetria obilor < > < > back to you!
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learning new details about the las vegas teacher... accused of sexual misconduct with a student. jillian lafave was arrested earlier this month... she is a special education teacher at valley high school. an arrest report says she exchanged thousands of text messages with her special ed student... many of them sexual. police also say lafave admitted to kissing and having sexual contact with the student. we spoke with an 11th grade student of lafave's. he says the teacher was nice to her students...but he noticed something going on between the victim and their teacher: ((manuel/valley high school student: "when we were in class she used to like let him borrow everything she has at her desk ((kirsten joyce)) c-c-s-d sent us a statement regarding the incident, saying all employees undergo fbi background checks amd a local criminal history inquiry... and employees also receive training regarding child abuse with students.
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remains on paid leave while the case is being investigated./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk it's pretty cold this morning... after a chilly and breezy start to the week. hang on for a nice payoff to all these cold mornings and days... with a good warm-up coming our way later this week. .......................... enjoy it while it's here because it won't last long. temps drop really fast again by monday and we'll be even colder next week. .............. we are cooling off to the 30s this morning... and high clouds are moving in
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west today. highs should slide into the low 60s./// ........... back to you!
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before the next republican debate on fox news channel -- donald trump says he'll boycott the event. trump's move comes with less than a week before the iowa caucuses. don champion is at fox news headquarters in new york with more on the why the gop frontrunner dropped out of the debate. the latest escalation in tensions came after fox news released this press release tuesday... saying in part -- "we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and putin both intend to treat donald trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president." the statement set the republican presidential front-runner off: (trump / marshalltown, iowa) when they sent out the wiseguy press releases a little while ago done by some pr person along with roger ailes, i said bye bye." trump has been at odds with fox news since the first gop debate...angry at host, megyn kelly, for allegedly questioning him unfairly. just yesterday the billionaire candidate took to instagram
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should participate in yet another debate moderated by her. (fox news megyn kelly) trump is not used to not controlling things // but the truth is he doesn't get to control the media (don champion at fox news hq/ cbs news/ new york, ny) in a statement, the network says trump is still welcome at thursday night's event and will be treated fairly. -nats/sot (cruz) this is all about his not being willing to defend his record. locked in a tight battle for first place - ted cruz is offering to debate trump one on one: (ted cruz/ fairfield, iowa) (sot cruz) 90 minutes, you and me, mano y mano, lincoln-douglas style and if that scares you than we can do an iowa town hall with trump's absence -- seven gop contenders will take part in tomorrow night's prime time gop debate...the seventh of the campaign season. don champion cbs news new york. ((brian loftus)) trump's camp says instead of going to the debate he'll host a fundraising event for wounded veterans./// ((brian loftus)) > and on the other side of the
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privately today with democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders. the meeting comes just days after the president praised sanders' main rival in the democratic presidential race, hillary clinton, in an interview with politico. obama has not yet endorsed a potential successor./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new place is opening up on the strip.. ((brian loftus)) when you can enjoy the mgm's new
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you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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((brian loftus)) > actor abe vigoda... better known for mobster sal tessio in "the godfather"... has passed away. vigoda earned three emmy nominations as a worn-out new york police detective on the sitcom "barney miller". back in 1982, a magazine mistakenly reported that he had died... but he turned the mistake into a running joke. he died in his sleep at his daughter's new jersey home.
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk .............. we are cooling off to the 30s... as we head toward sunrise we are looking forward to the sunshine today. yesterday was pretty, but cool again with highs in those upper 50s. and high clouds will be moving in quickly today. ........... a ridge builds for the rest of the week to get highs up near 70 by the weekend. rain showers for the est coast and helping to melt some of that snow. not enough rain to really do enough good. ...... a nice afternoon today...
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back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > today marks
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remembrance day. countries around the globe will remember the 6- million jews murdered by nazi germany during world war two.... along with 5- million non- jews. the event marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the death camp in poland, where 1 million died. president obama will visit the israeli embassy, where two americans and two poles will be honored for trying to save jews./// ((brian loftus)) > a travel alert this morning... over concerns about a dangerous virus that can cause a major birth defect. the cdc is warning pregnant women not to travel where the zika virus is present...includi ng central and south america. this now includes the u-s virgin islands and the dominican republic. symptoms of the virus include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. but 80-percent of individuals infected have no symptoms./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor
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closed after a deadly accident. use alternates like jones and desert inn to get around everything. metro anticipates this closure lasting another few hours or so as they continue their investigation. one person was airlifted to umc after a single- vehicle rollover on northbound i-15 in primm. lane closures on the strip by paris. crews were out filming the new bourne movie overnight. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > it's going
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runnin' rebs game. unlv is hosting boise state at the thomas and mack.. tipoff is at 8 pm. the runnin' rebs will be giving out 5- thousand red t-shirts, along with 3- thousand water bottles./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the animal foundation is revealing new details about how it plans to become a no- kill shelter... ((brian loftus)) when we will learn more about how they plan to make this happen in just 4 years. plus... ((gayle ahead on cbs this morning, chip reid continues his investigation into the "wounded warrior project." how former employees say the charity is falling short helping injured troops. and chelsea handler shares a letter of advice in our continuing series, note to self. the news is back in the morning.
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((kirstefollowing breaking news all morning long.. metro police are investigating a deadly crash at spring mountain and rainbow. ((brian loftus)) michael stevens is live on scene with the latest on this situation. michael? < call started at 3:06, person called about driver who was stopped at green light driver of gmc yukon was found
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police were around him after the call. reversed in patrol cars and fled the area -- suspected of drunk driving. police air unit followed, caught up with driver -- not police pursuit yukon traveling eb spring mt., ran a few red lights, t- boned driver of nissan heading sb on rainbow. driver of nissan instantly killed - driver a woman, coroner will identify. driver of gmc yukon was possibly impaired, ejected from car -- life threatening injuries. police have asked for a search warrant for his blood. area will be closed down for hours. police are figuring out charges. > (( sgt. richard strader/metro fatal detail: "i just want to make it clear that our officers used pretty good of a restraint to chase this guy because they already knew it was a bad situation." )) demetria, how are the roads this
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demetria obilor avoid spring mountain and rainbow. use alternates like jones and desert inn to get around this crash. accident along the south beltway on westbound 215 under i-15..... < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > later this morning.. the animal foundation will reveal it's plan.. on how the shelter will become a no- kill by 2020. ((brian loftus)) they're announcing the completion of its plan for saving healthy and
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upcoming programs...and fixing up facilities. the shelter took in over 30-thouands pets last year... of those...over 3-thousand dogs and over 6- thousand cats were put down. those numbers are down from the year before./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's time now for our pet of the week. this is lobito. he's about a year and a half old. he's some type of soft- coated wheaten terrier mix. has been waiting for a home since january 25th. his adoption fee is 250- dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 ((sherry swensk)) > everyone is talking about a teenage piano player who can really tickle the ivories: (( piano playing )) ((sherry swensk)) this michigan high school student is going viral... after an impromptu jam session at a mall. get this-- the teen says he has never been formally taught how to play..
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nor have a piano at home! the teen says he learned on an electronic keyboard and from watching videos on youtube. and now.. he says a record label in l-a has even gotten ahold of him./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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the spring mountains with all that good snow. chilly 20s and 30s up in the mountains right now... hope that snow doesn't melt too fast with a nice warm-up is coming our way. but another chance for snow coming later this weekend. ...................... enjoy warmer temps while we have them because temps drop really fast and even colder next week. .............. high clouds are moving in quickly today. ........... a ridge builds for the rest of the week to get highs up near 70 by the weekend. ... but a chance of rain sunday and then much cooler and breezy next week. back to you!
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about to be a new place to hang out on the strip... ((brian loftus)) mgm's "park" they're building.. that's not like the parks that typically come to mind.///
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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culture festival "first friday" has announced it's return downtown. the events went dark last october...
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5-th... with the theme "back to our future". an art walk... kid zone and dance lessons will all be featured alongside dozens of food trucks. the free event typically draws up to 20- thousand people of all ages./// ((brian loftus)) > mgm resorts will debut the first park on the las vegas strip this spring. "the park" as it's being dubbed... will sit along the west side of the strip... connecting new york-new york... monte carlo... and the new t- mobile arena. the space will open april 4-th... and feature a variety of restaurants... drinking spots with outdoor patios... a 100- foot-long water wall... and 50- foot-tall shade structures. some of the dining options available to the area include shake shack... beer garden... and california pizza kitchen./// ((kirsten joyce)) > two local teens made a big appearance on wheel of fortune last night. ((6:39:we'd like to solve. a long way from home fries, you got it! you won 27-hundred dollars. )) ((kirsten joyce)) it's all part of "teen best
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high school in north las vegas will be competing. they didn't make it to the end... but did win 84- hundred dollars./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, january 27th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump says he will boycott tomorrow's gop debate.
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