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lasvegasnow.com to check out the ski report for lee canyon > kirsten joyce > one of the most conservative supreme court justices passed away.. the debate already raging.. over his successor. ((michael stevens)) > plus... a weekend with berine... and hillary... what both candidates had to say at their campaign stops in las vegas... ((brian loftus)) > and... surviving on snow.. the miraculous story of how a man lived.. after his truck broke down in a remote area near reno./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ca kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. the body of the late supreme court justice - antonin scalia - is back in the washington dc area today. ((kirsten joyce)) a justice of the peace determined the 79- year- old died from natural causes.. he passed away during a hunting trip in texas over the weekend.
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scalia for the high court in 1986, and scalia was one of the staunchest conservative members. a debate is now waging on capitol hill... over whether president obama should nominate the next justice. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says it should be the next president's choice... while.. minority leader harry reid says it's president obama's constitutional right. the president says he has every intention of choosing a nominee after the senate break.. which ends february 22nd./// brian loftus > democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders weighed in on the controversy.... both say mitch mcconnell is wrong... and should follow the constitution. (((sen. bernie sanders,(d) presidential candidate): "i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons that the republicans would deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional responsibility, which is to appoint members to the supreme court )) hillary clinton: barack obama is president of the united states until january 20, 2017. that is a fact, my friends, whether the republicans like it
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kirsten joyce both sanders and clinton spent part of their weekend campaigning here in southern nevada./// ((brian loftus)) > and they'll be back later this week... as voters here.. gear up for saturday's democratic caucus. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is in the newsroom. michael.. what are some of the issues.. the two candidates touched on.. brian, kirsten... the candidates touched on a number of topics... from jobs and better wages... to greed on wall street and immigration reform: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate: it was unions who fought for good wages, safe working conditions and benefits that built the american middle class and we're going to do it again. )) ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: the people who control our our political life are so powerful that there is no way that we can do what has to be done for the working families of this country.
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together and demand it. )) hillary clinton was the first in town. the presidential hopeful made comments saturday morning at a rally for hundreds of union workers in henderson. clinton amped up the crowd talking about more jobs, better wages and healthcare benefits. during her 25- minute speech... she also took multiple jabs at the republican party... accusing them of causing the economic crisis in 2008, which greatly affected nevada: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate: i am absolutely committed to making sure that we never have the mess we had in 2008 again. this state, this state was especially hard hit. too many lost their jobs, too many people lost their homes. i don't think president obama gets the credit he deserves to digging us out of the ditch that in the first place.
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((michael stevens)) republicans weren't the only ones on clinton's radar... her opponent bernie sanders took some jabs as well. clinton described his health care plan as a theory that would lead to enormous tax hikes. she also suggested his platform of breaking up big banks will do nothing to advance other causes, including gay rights and immigrant rights. democrats are set to choose between clinton and sanders at caucuses this saturday. she's hoping for a win among nevada's more diverse electorate after a narrow win in iowa and a loss in new hampshire. coming up in our next half hour... we'll take a closer look into bernie sanders visit... and how he plans to drum up support ahead of next week. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... any word one where the two candidates stand in the polls here in nevada? ((michael stevens)) brian, a recent poll by "target point" has clinton and sanders tied at 45-percent in our state...
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voters to get our and caucus on saturday. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > on the other side of the aisle.. things got a little heated during cbs' gop debate in south carolina. ((brian loftus)) they took the stage saturday night.. and it quickly turned into a series of fights.. many of them involving donald trump. (( (cruz) "right now as a candidate he supports funding for planned parenthood" (trump) "you know you are the single biggest liar up here worse than jeb bush." (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "obviously the war in iraq was a big fat mistake." (jeb bush/(r) presidential candidate) "while donald trump was building a reality show my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe." )) ((brian loftus)) the nevada republican caucus takes place next tuesday./// ((brian loftus)) > and don't forget... 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can stay up to date on everything political... both on air and online at las vegas now dot co./// ((kirsten joyce)) > during the rally at bonanza high school.. bernie sanders... met bernie baby! this is probably his youngest
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3- month old oliver.. the "bernie baby" was decked out in an outfit just like the vermont senator.. complete with glasses and a wig with wild hair! the adorable boy got a few laughs and smiles out of sanders.. "bernie baby" is just too cute!/// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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day...happy washington's birthday... the holiday goes by many names. it was a fairly cloudy valentine's day yesterday ... but most of those clouds have slipped off to the east and south now and temps are very mild this morning. we also had some gusty winds to more than 30 mph and those are calming down a bit. ................... we hit highs in the mid 70s and
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for our holiday monday. ........... we should have plenty of sunshine today. look for some north- northeast breezes, but not as windy as yesterday and highs in the upper 70s. temps will keep climbing before a system brings a chance of rain for some areas and somewhat cooler temps./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > sunday marked one week since a 2- year- old girl was killed in a hit and run crash in north las vegas. the suspect, 51-year old daniel garcia martinez, was arrested days after the incident.
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million dollars. investigators say he was behind the wheel when he hit and killed little evelyn green as she was crossing the street. evelyn's family set up a go fund me account to help pay for her funeral expenses. if you would like to donate.. there is a link on our website, las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > henderson police are searching for a couple accused of a home invasion and shooting. this happened saturday at a home near water and pacific. officers say the two suspects shot and critically injured a man.... while three children were inside. they were not hurt. investigators do not believe this was random. they're looking for a man with short, blonde hair and a woman with black hair .. who were wearing all black clothing. investigators urge anyone with information about this case... to call crimestoppers./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash on eastbound 215 near windmill is causing some trouble. traffic is down to one lane, which will cause some delays in the area.
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sloan on northbound i-15. traffic is also down to one lane. crash on westbound spring mountain and mel torme, just before the strip. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > running 26 point 2 miles is grueling enough... but this weekend's olympic
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((kirsten joyce)) the record setting temps runners dealt with... as they raced to win a spot in rio. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a slower route to mccarran.. crews have set up even more cones in the area. demetria tells you why in "what's driving you crazy?" ((kirsten joyce)) > and... a fire breaks out during a dance performance... the massive flames.. people ran from. while rushing to safety.///
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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((kirsten joyce)) > challenging conditions at the l-a marathon this weekend.. the race doubled as the olympic marathon trials.. and it was the hottest on record.. topping out at 73 degrees during the 26 point 2 mile race. some 25- thousand runners laced up for the event which kicked off at dodgers stadium .. shore. valentine's day.. but it was wedding day for 80 couples! they took a time out and got married halfway through.. right on hollywood boulevard... and then some newlyweds left their bride or groom at the alter.. so they could finish the race./// ((brian loftus)) > forget hearts
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this weekend, people in las vegas broke out the green and gold! (( we are known all over the world as the entertainment capital of the world.. but after today, we are gonna be known as the leprechaun capital of the world! cheers )) ((brian loftus)) hundreds of leprechauns turned out for saint baldrick's lepre-con 5k and walk at town square on saturday. they broke the world record for the largest gathering of leprechauns... there were more than 14- hundred of them! the event raised money for childhood cancer research./// ((demetria obilor)) > everyone man in spain.. so get this.. plant.. and has since retired. when the company tried to give him a long service award .... they realized he played hookie for at least 6 years! the man said he was bullied on the job.. and was moved to a post where there was no work to do. the equivalent to a year's salary...
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could legally reclaim. the man is now basically asking to appeal the fine./// sherry how's the weather today?
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valentine's day. now clouds have all but cleared out... and the winds were a little pushy, but they won't be as gusty for the valley today.... and we'll get more sunshine back. ............ a wind advisory is in place right now along the colorado river where winds are expected to blow between 20 and 30 mph today and gusts could hit 40 mph and higher. ................. the country is staying very lopsided between warm air and cold air... thanks to the jetstream reaching and bringing in cold canadian air into the eastern united states. .................. rain is developing across the south and mid- south... then turns to snow as it cross east toward the coast. the super cold air will take a few days to thaw a little with below normal. meanwhile... here at home it's going to be another really warm february week for us here at home. temps keep rising for the next few days to even 80 degrees by wednesday! .... then clouds arrive thursday with
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rain to the mountains, but maybet the vall.mps take a hit, but stayinlabove normal right intoxt weekend. sherry swensk)) --"sea smoke" in boston --actually steam.. when the especially cold air moves over relatively warmer waters/// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > a massive fire began on stage during a cultural show in india. you could see smoke starting to
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the flames were from under the and quickly spread. everyone was able to get out in time.. no one was killed. and as you can see, they were fortunate because the flames were massive../// ((brian loftus)) > an oregon man nevada desert.... on snow! the washoe county sheriff's office posted this video... showing 69- year- old philip besanson recovering at a california hospital. police say he was driving from arizona to oregon earlier this month, when his truck broke down north of reno. besanson says he stayed in his truck.. drank melted snow, and rationed what little food he had with him. an nhp trooper happened to stumble upon besanson while checking road conditions./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash reported on cheyenne, east of durango/rampar t... not seeing any major tie- ups at this time. plus, it looks like the cones
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tonight, crews will kick off a 15-month project on rainbow between sunset and russell. expect lane restrictions during the night and daytime hours. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > a unique perspective is now available.. the next time you head up to tahoe... skiers at squaw valley resort ... just west of lake tahoe .. can have their experience recorded via drone. it's the first in the country.. to be allowed by the f-a-a to
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the drone company says they plan to expand this service to another resort in california./// ((brian loftus)) > if you're looking to get back on track resolution... just look to your phone.. ((kirsten joyce)) the three apps that are just like having a trainer... but without ever having to step foot inside a gym. ((brian loftus)) > we give away exciting prize packs to lucky viewers on our 8 news now facebook page.
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narrator: for speaking truth to power in china... women's rights are human rights. narrator: and having the fortitude to keep government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. planned parenthood action fund endorses hillary clinton.
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for her bold plan to attack climate change. and the human rights campaign fund... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. already passed that time of year... when the new year's resolutions have gone to the way side.. and we've fizzled out on our workouts. ((brian loftus)) but you can get back on track with three simple apps. sharon profis shows us how to work up a sweat without going to the gym. maybe you want to get in shape but aren't ready to splurge on a gym membership just yet. zova for ios is an app with a huge library of at-home workout videos. the workouts are anywhere from 3 to 30 minutes and target all muscle groups. the best part is that the
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the size of a yoga mat. nike training club is one of my long- time favorites, since you can follow along with just audio cues. so, pick your workout based on your fitness level...then plug in your headphones and go. if you stumble upon an exercise you don't know, pause and watch a video of how it's done. nike training club is available on ios and android. finally, if you want to be more choosy about what areas of the body you're targeting, try instant fitness. the paid app for ios and android let's you pick an area --like the abs, arms, or back -- and focus on just that. in san francisco, i'm sharon profis, cnet dot com for cbs news. demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor last week, the county announced lane closures along the south beltway right by mccarran. it's all a part of the big airport connector project that started last summer. at times, eastbound 215 between
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springs will be down to three lanes. these closures will be in effect through next spring. the county says it's necessary while crews install new storm-drain facilities, build a new retaining wall and reconstruct a ramp linking to the warm springs exit. the entire project is expected to finish up next fall. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > an unlicensed contractor scamming local homeowners.. the court case against the man .. who used a fake name.. and took money from customers.. while leaving their projects unfinished in today's 8 on your side.///
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is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. the white house comes to the valley... bernie sanders and hillary clinton's rallies over the weekend.. as they get ready for the nevada caucus. ((sherry swensk)) > plus.. our beautiful weather continues
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but how long will it stick around?.. i'm tracking the system that could shake things up this week in your weather now forecast. brian loftus > and... set an alarm.. set your dvr.. music's biggest night is tonight on channel 8! the highly anticipated performance at the awards show./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > good morning.. and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce. it was a busy weekend for politics in our state. ((brian loftus)) both candidates hillary clinton... las vegas. ((kirsten joyce)) clinton was in henderson on saturday... talking with a large group of union workers... while sanders made an appearance yesterday at bonanza high school. ((brian loftus)) campaign stop... some supporters even had to be turned away. the democratic candidate spoke to the crowd for about an hour. and during his speech... he covered a number of issues
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he also said his plan to bring wealth equality to all americans was on the top of his to-do list. the senator even riled up the crowd talking about the greed in wall street: ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: you have lived through the greed and illegal behavior of wall street. you got people working two or three jobs. you got people who are working full time who go to emergency food shelters. )) ((brian loftus)) he promised to raise the minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour... and demand equal pay for women't liarize the police force
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campaign for hisroon you can stay up to date on everything politics during this election year on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((sherry swensk)) > most folks d rock.//
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t m rings a chae of rain for some areas and somewhat back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > love was in
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nobetter place han to probably do it." )) ((brian loftus)) > the mad dash to kas vegas for weddings may not be over yet. folks with the vegas weddings chapel tell us they're just as booked for ceremonies on leap day-- february 29th. it only comes around once every four years./// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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< > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > numerous police cars are outside an apartment complex... in between lake mead and vegas drive. ((brian loftus)) that's where 8 news now reporter michael stevens is right now.
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((brian loftus)) > a call to the 8 on your side hotline...
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for a fake contrao flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders
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mortensen reports.. the best deal isn't always the cheapest. ((michelle mortensen)) > cheaper isn't always better. in fact ... it's sometimes a red flag that you may be working with a con man. the sun always seems to shine in southern nevada. so pools are hot commodities. but no one wants one like this. sadly though ... many valley residents ended up with unfinished holes in the
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with this guy. jason lux. ((steve: he was very personable )) steve treese of blue haven pools ... knew lux too. ((steve: he had the gift of gab and was good with customers)) steve hired lux as a pool designer in 2015 ... not knowing the truth about him. ((steve: i would say he conned us and conned the home owners. )) turns out while lux bid pools for blue haven ... he'd also offer customecheaper deal with his company they built a case ... and sent it to the d-a. ((courtroom nats )) only problem ...
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multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. investigators think he ran to the lone star state. we checked into that lead and tracked him down to an address on 6th street in austin. but that too was a dead end. ((michelle: do you have to start from scratch? well .. we sort of did. )) blue haven stepped in and offered to help victims with their pool problems. steve just hopes others hear this story and realize cheaper isn't better if it's with an unlicensed contractor... and he offers this tip to make sure you make the right choice. ((do your due diligence ... you'll end up with a good product in the end ... and watch channel 8 .. watch michelle )) ((michelle mortensen)) and i appreciate the endorsement because i've been warning you for years the risks you take unlicensed contractor. because if you do, the contractors board can't help you with restitution. you're going to have to take
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and that's gonna cost you even more. and fixing the problem they leave behind- well, that's not cheap either. so do your part. the contractors board makes it very easy. you can check licenses on their website and i'll have a link to that page on las vegas now dot com in the 8 on your side section. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem.. call michelle on the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650- 1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk a snowy scene in our nation's capital on this president's day monday. it's 23 degrees and feels like 14 wiht winter storm warnings in
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up to 6 inches of snow expected around the east coast today... then snow turning to freezing rain and sleet this afternoon with temps in the 30s. ............... rain is developing across the south and mid- south... then turns to snow as it cross east toward the coast. the super cold air will take a warm turn with a big warm-up exptected by as soon as tomorrow. boston will go from 30s to 50s by tomorrow! ................... the country is staying very cold air... thanks to the jetstream reaching far north over the west... and bringing in cold canadian states. .................. it was a cloudy, but mild valentine's day back here at home.
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and the winds were a little pushy, but they won't be as gusty for the lyoday....d we'll get more sunshineck. ............winaisory is in place right now along the colorado river where winds are expected blow between 20 and 30 mph today and gusts could hit 40 mph and higher. ................. traffic will be a little lighter than usual in the spaghetti bowl. it is stillthe busiest part of town. closures at mcleod and flamingo due to sewer work.
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early march. ((brian loftus)) > the nba's net... ((kirsten joyce)) the amazing slam dunk's ... that had even the audience
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents
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it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope, open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton,
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((kirsten joyce)) > the best of the best in the nba took to the court this weekend.. for the all- star game in toronto. ((brian loftus)) it was kobe bryant's final time in the tourney before he retires... and the crowd went wild when he stepped onto the court. the western conference beat the eastern last night.. 196 to 173. o-k-c thunder, russell westbrook stole the show with 31 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and steals... he received the all-star mvp award for the second year in a row./// ((brian loftus)) > the all- star game is a
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competitions on saturday.. including the popular slam dunk match-up. the timberwolves zach lavine took on magic's aaron gordon.. they had some pretty incredible moves.. jumping over a mascot.. bouncing the ball first.. but in the end.. lavine was crowned the winner.///
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sherry swensk here at home it's going to be another really warm february week for us here at home. temps keep rising for the next few days to even 80 degrees by wednesday! .... then clouds arrive thursday with a system that looks now to bring rain to the mountains, but maybe not the valley. temps take a hit, but staying
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next weekend. ............. a snowy scene in our nation's monday. it's 23 degrees and feels like 14 wiht winter storm warnings in morning. up to 6 inches of snow expected around the east coast today... a wind advisory is in place right now along the colorado river where winds are expected to blow between 20 and 30 mph today and gusts could hit 40 mph and higher. .............. back to you! demetria obilor
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and lone mountain where the the beltway. this will be the scene for awhile. the crash in sloan is gone now. the crash on the south beltway isn't impacting your drive. mild morning. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > kanye west is known for his pride and ego.. but now he's begging for help... ((brian loftus)) the millions of dollars he says he's in debt..
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billion into his ideas./// ((kirsten joyce)) 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
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when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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finishing touches on their performances for tonight's grammy awards. taylor swift -- who has 7 nominations-- will kick things off with a big performance. rapper kendrick lamar leads the noms.. with 11. organizers say this year's show will be bigger than ever.. and filled with tributes to honor music legends who've recently passed away. lady gaga's homage to david bowie is expected to be one of the best of the night. ll cool j hosts tonight's show./// ((brian loftus)) > kanye west might rap about money but looks like he might not have ann. he took to twitter to say he's 53- million dollars in personal debt and asked fans to quote "pray we overcome." it's not serious... but he is tweeting facebook founder, mark zuckerberg ...
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the rapper just released his new album, "the life of pablo" ... it's only available on the streaming service, tidal.. and he is asking fans to subscribe. kanye also called himself the greatest artist of all time./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// lindsey graham. orin hatch. good morning to our viewers in the west, it is monday, february 15th, 2016.
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the supreme court loses a conservative titan, justice antonin scalia's death triggers an epic battle over his replacement. donald trump has a commanding lead in south carolina, but former president george w bush hits the trails today hoping to give his brothers a boost. the grammys are getting political. what to expect on music's biggest night. we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> simply i cannot think of what i would do for an encore. i can't think of any other job i would find as interesting and satisfying. >> remembering justice antonin scalia. >> he died of natural causes saturday. >> his body arrived back in virginia late last night. senate republicans are calling for there to be no replacement nominated. >> the democrats want to replace this nominee, they need to win the elections. >> the idea that the republicans want to deny the president the basic constitutional right is

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