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morning? demetria obilor dealing with closures on harmon between the strip to just west of i-15 at aldebaran. avoid the area until the scene is clear. it looks like they are now letting people into cosmo ---northbound jones closed at tropicana.
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< > < > pictures from george lieurance (lah-rah-nce) flamingo and paradise road at 4:15 am truck hit fire hydrant back to you! ((brian loftus)) > we're waiting to see if the power's back on at the westgate this morning. these are live pictures of the at around 1 a-m.
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saying alarms were going off and none of the slot machines were working check out these viewers sent us. they said.. was going on.. and they wanted answers. ((mark philip/ visiting from la: as far as i could tell all the slot machines in the entire casino went out; the only thing that stayed on was the sports book, as far as i could tell, but it seems like every single slot machine went dark. the machine went off in the middle of playing, so that's concerning so what's going to happen to the money that was in the machine, or did i win or did i lose; i don't know.)) ((brian loftus)) the clark county fire department told us.. they got a call about a high rise fire.. and smoke near the employee dining area. when they got there.. they found no traces of fire... and say the smoke was caused by electrical issues. no one was injured and no one was evacuated./// ((brian loftus)) tomorrow... nevada democrats will get a chance to make their voices heard. ((kirsten joyce)) it's the first in the west caucus. it's been a busy last few weeks
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with each of them trying to drum up support. yesterday... both of the candidates were in las vegas. they took part in a town hall inside the "keep memory alive" center downtown. bernie sanders won the coin toss voters. he talked about a number of issues... he also said he considers himself a strong feminist and was even named an "honorary woman" years ago by renowned feminist. and also took time to talk about the immigration system: ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: my own view is that our policy as a nation i believe is we divide them. we should not be sending people to a country they can barely remember and a language they might not be able to speak. )) ((kirsten joyce)) clinton backers have accused sanders of failing to support latino activists, saying he backed bills that hurt immigrants. he says he'd make an immigration overhaul a "top priority." meanwhile, hillary voiced her concerns about the immigration system and how she plans to reform it if she's elected: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate: so what i want do is get my priority legislation ready to
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democrats in the congress during the general election. i also want to do that for nominations, because i want to get the judges i want to appoint, i want to get the other important officials appointed. so i'm not going to waste a minute. that's why i want to get this nomination as quickly as possible so i can gets to work on being your president. )) ((kirsten joyce)) after yesterday's town hall... both candidates made additional stops here in the valley. sanders hosted a dinner. while clinton hosted a rally with the laborers international union. today... bernie sanders will be in both henderson and elko. meanwhile... former president bill clinton and their daughter chelsea will attend a rally tonight at the clark county government center amphitheater./// > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for everything relating to the caucuses and the presidential campaign...
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk thankfully, things have calmed down from yesterday's ferocious winds that raked southern nevada up to 60 mph in the mountains. ............. get ready for another warm- up as we rebound from that little winter storm yesterday. it brought us some nice showers,
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little fresh snow up in the mountains. .......... temps are cooler this morning and dropped back into the upper 60s for highs.....so a nice break from the extra warmth we've had for the last 10-plus days, but it won't last long. ............ 70s today... and continue warming up as the weekend arrives. we'll take a look at just how warm temps will be in your full weather now forecast coming up./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > you wouldn't take a bite.. out of a tree.. so why put bark in parmesan cheese??? ((kirsten joyce)) the new study.. that had company's pulling their
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((brian loftus)) > and... first it was flamingo, now cones have taken over tropicana... demetria shows you what's going in, in "what's driving you crazy?"/// ((kirsten joyce))
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counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. cosmopolitan --2 dead...
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with a fight at miracle mile shops --michael stevens on the scene. -- he'll update us at 630 ((sherry swensk)) > mother nature was fierce up north yesterday.. there were at least three avalanches in the sierra nevada mountains. several cars were buried when the snow came crashing down in northern california.. in the alpine meadows area. three people were rescued from their vehicles, fortunately no one was injured. the other two avalanches did not cause serious damage. folks driving up north had to put snow chains on their tires... just to make it through the mountains./// ((sherry swensk)) > here at home.. lake mead was just named the 5th most visited national park service. a total of 7 point 2 million tourists flocked there last
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that's 5 percent more than in 2014.. or nearly 400- thousand more people./// ((sherry swensk)) --"fire-fall" at yosemite national park --looks like fire flowing off cliff but park rangers say it's actually the sun shining through the water at a certain angle --only happens for a couple weeks in february///
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sherry swensk winds have calmed down from yesterday's ferocious winds that raked southern nevada up to 60 mph in the valley and over 70 mph in the mountains.... now some high clouds in our skies. ............ we did get some pictures from viewers of some damage up around alexander and 215 in the northwest valley. .............
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as we rebound from that little winter storm yesterday. it brought us some nice showers, but not really enough and a little fresh snow up in the mountains. .......... temps are cooler this morning and dropped back into the upper 60s for highs so a nice break from the extra warmth, but it won't last long. ............ we'll warm right back up to low 70s today... and continue warming up as the weekend comes./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > we've got incredible video this morning out of hawaii. ((kirsten joyce)) a tour helicopter crashed in the waters at pearl harbor.. it happened just off the shore arizona.
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as well as the pilot. a 15- year- old passenger was critically injured... after the crash.. good samaritans jumped into the 8- foot deep water and helped pull the victims to shore. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor northbound jones is closed between tropicana and harmon. use decatur, rainbow as alternates. plenty of police activity on harmon between the cosmo, over the bridge to about polaris. it looks like westbound traffic is being allowend into cosmo at this time.
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bridge though. < > < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > elementary students finding their joy for performing... ((sydney smith 5th grade "i kind of like having an audience because it gives me something to actually perform for, and it makes me more bold about myself, and confident." )) ((brian loftus)) the 5th graders getting ready to
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in today's what's cool at school. ((kirsten joyce)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
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> who doesn't love parmesan cheese.. sprinkled on their pasta, pizza, salads, really whatever.. but turns out.... wood companies add cellulose to keep it from clumping.. that cellulose is actually made from wood pulp. about 2- 4 percent is acceptable within the industry.. however, bloomberg business found nearly 9- percent is in the brand, essential everyday ..... and nearly 8 percent in walmart's great value. essential everyday has pulled the parmesan cheese from stores to investigate.. but walmart would not comment./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor conny asks,
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restrictions on tropicana avenue? 24-hour lane restrictions started a couple days ago on tropicana avenue between eastern avenue and mcleod drive. the barriers are expected to be in place through april. ndot says the closures are necessary for its $7.7 million tropicana improvement project. crews will improve four-miles of the road between eastern and boulder highway. with it, comes new pavement and raised median islands. the entire project is expected to finish up some time in october. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. brian loftus > fifth- graders finding the joy in music, graders finding the joy in music, before their big concert at unlv!
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have taken over wallin elementary, as ten students prepare for the 24th annual orff festival over 200 kids from 22 c-c-s-d schools, will soon play u-n- l-v's artemus ham concert hall sydney smith 5th grade "a lot of my friends think there will be a lot of people there, and so it's going to make us nervous, but i think that it's going to be fun and exciting." ((brian loftus)) the kids, counting the days, until they take the stage before that welcoming crowd, including superintendent skorkowsky sydney smith 5th grade "i kind of like having an audience because it gives me something to actually perform for, and it makes me more bold about myself, and confident." ((brian loftus)) this is a formal stage performance with high-tech acoustics, lighting, even a green room! each student is primed for the chance to display
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gabriella kutob 5th grade "some pieces we sing, some pieces we dance a little bit, and some pieces we play the instruments." ((brian loftus)) they are taught from the orff method, based off the musical approach of german composer carl orff....to first find the joy in music, then....layer on the fundamentals ronda greeson music teacher "they experience their music through movement, through singing and dancing, and playing, and they learn all of this actively." ((brian loftus)) both focal points - the joy - and the tools of learning music - has taken hold with these fifth- graders ronda greeson music teacher "many is a child who's been saved because of music " josue aquino 5th grade "i like music and playing the instruments because it is really fun." ((brian loftus)) their skills now a result of countless hours of instrument practice sydney smith 5th grade "i like the xylophone a lot." "i like it has a lot of different notes that you can play, and it's really interesting." ((brian loftus)) their teacher has been moved by their positive response to learning performance pieces.... ronda greeson music teacher "i've been known to cry when my kids are doing fabulous things."
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ten year olds....frankly it's really very hard." ((brian loftus)) now to unlv, to the concert hall, and the big show! gabriella kutob 5th grade "be confident, smile, and have a great time!" ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school. brian loftus > to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school just head to las vegas now dot com.. and click on the community tab. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// ((kirsten joyce)) > testing out a high tech device... ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen puts the amazon echo to the test... to see if it's worth buying.///
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i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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the cosmopolitan > kirsten joyce > plus.. fbi agents.. serve warrants at three different places around the valley.. the local corruption investigation they're looking into. brian loftus > and... space experts are flocking to the mojave desert today.. the test flight.. that could be monumental./// < 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 waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. we've been following breaking news on the strip ... metro police say two people were killed and 1 other person injured in a shooting.. this all came to a head .... outside the cosmopolitan. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at las vegas boulevard and harmon with the very latest. michael? ((michael stevens)) ((michael
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metro police are investigating a number of locations this morning all of them connected to a shooting that left three shot and two dead. metro police say everything started just before 1-30 this morning. they say there was a fight between two women on the third floor of the miracle mile shops parking garage. police say they believe the argument led to a car chase outside of the garage down harmon over the 15 to the intersection of harmon and aldebaran. that's where they say three people were shot. police say the driver of one of the cars turned around and pulled inside the cosmopolitan valet. police say workers called 911 and did cpr. the woman in the car died... the car died... and metro police say the man is undergoing surgery and is in critical condition. police say another woman was also shot. she was found at the intersection of harmon and aldebaran. she was transported to the hospital and later died. metro police says right now they
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(( (( we do know. there was a fight involving two females and up to 4 black males. and there's three vehicles involved. one of the vehicles involved is the one that's here. )) ((michael stevens)) metro police says they are talking with witnesses. and are trying to get the people involved under arrest./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor harmon is closed between the cosmo self- [ark entrance and a street called aldebaran right by the panoramic towers, west of i-15. use tropicana. use flamingo to get to the strip. jones is closed between tropicana and harmon. < >
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back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the f-b-i conducted a raid at three different spots in the valley yesterday... ((brian loftus)) agents served search warrants in a corruption investigation... at the center of the probe..... is financial manager for the bureau of reclamation...ri ck (lev-it) leavitt. the fbi went to his home in henderson... ((kirsten joyce)) then the bureau of reclamation office in boulder city... then..... a las vegas accounting firm on sunset near durango.
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law enforcement sources that one focus of the probe is a contract to manage the sale of electricity from the hoover dam. ((brian loftus)) the f-b-i issued a statement....sayi ng it is involved along with the i-r-s, metro, and the office of the inspector general for the department of the interior ((kirsten joyce)) fbi spokeswoman bridget pappas said no arrests were made, and none were immediately expected./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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palm trees around this morning ... with the sun hiding behind some high clouds for now. and thankfully those crazy winds have calmed down from yesterday... when they cranked across southern nevada up to 60 mph in the valley and over 70 mph in the mountains. ............ sunrise before 6:30 a.m. now... and sunset getting closer to 5:30 p.m. ............. temps are cooler this morning and dropped back into the upper 60s for highs so a nice break from the extra warmth, but it won't last long. right now we have neighborhoods in the 40s so you will likely need some long sleeves, a light jacket if you're going to be outside for while this morning. ....................... get ready for another warm- up as we rebound from that little winter storm. we'll warm right back up to low 70s today... and continue warming up as the weekend comes.///
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baloftus)) > jailedrancher cliven bundy will return to nevada to face federal charges. he waived an identity hearing in oregon yesterday and requested a preliminary hearing for today. the government in turn requested a cancellation of that hearing and an order of commitment directing u-s marshals to transport bundy back to nevada. bundy's attorney did not object to the request. a grand jury in nevada returned an indictment against bundy relating to the 20-14 standoff with b-l-m officers in bunkerville. he, along with others, face several charges./// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 on your side's michelle mortensen enlisted some help for this week's try it before you buy it: ((michelle : okay i don't want to ware you out here alright alexis stop alexis stop winston: (she's not very obedient) alexa
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((brian loftus)) she sits down fator.. to see if amazon's echo really ((brian loftus)) -- live pictures from
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cosmopolitan --2 dead... after 3 shot overnight ((kirsten joyce)) --started with a fight at miracle mile shops --michael stevens on the scene. -- he'll update us at 6-55./// demetria obilor jones is closed in both directions between tropicana and harmon.
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right now, i'm seeing eastbound traffic getting by on the harmon bridge and having access to city center and the strip. metro is still on the scene investigating. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > movies like "2001 a space odydssey" and tv shows like "the jetsons" have
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when robots and machines interact with us. ((brian loftus)) and amazon has made that dream a reality with its echo. 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen put it to the "try it before you buy it" test.... and got a little help this week from a familiar face. ((michelle mortensen)) > this is the amazon echo ... though she goes by alexa. and this week i gave her a whirl with the help of amazon super fan .... ventrilloquist terry fator. so we joined forces on this week's try it before you buy it. (( michelle: well terry and winston thank you so much for having me here in your dressing room here at the mirage. terry: thank you for coming . winston: oh its nice to meet you michelle. m: it's very nice to meet you too and thank you guys for helping me test out the amazon echo alexa today m: it's a it's a giant bluetooth speaker that we can talk to and play games with do you like to play games w: umm yeah depending on what
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choose from but we pick jeopardy. (music plays) (michelle: ooo that was fancy) ((alexa: the album rumors is by mac. alexa: no the correct response was what is fleetwood mac )) trebek. skill though. (( michelle: do you want to see her do impressions? winston: yeah i wan i want to do impressions michelle: because you do impressions don't you winston? winston: hi ho kermit the frog here. michelle: oohh yes that was very impressive i love kermit. winston: hey alexa do the impression of kermit the frog alexa? alexa: hmm i can't find the answer to the question i heard winston: that's because i didn't ask a question dumby (laughing) )) (( michelle: alexa open animal sounds alexa: aww you have opened up one of my hidden talents. terry: (ooo) alexa: which animal would you like me to impressonate? michelle: (frog) (frog noise) )) turns out alexa only responds to specific
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but even with the right turn of phrase ... she can surprise you....like when she tried to impersonate a fox. ((winston: i could do an impersonation of a fox. hello i'm kim kardashion. terry: can you like order stuff from amazon using alexa michelle: alexa can i order uhh gar ( what would you like to order?) uhh garth brooks tribute album alexa: : i added garth brooks tribute album to your shopping list why garth brooks ... winston is a huge fan (( terry/winston: blame it all on my roots i showed up in boots she's still talking. (alexa stop alexa didn't like being upstaged. (winston: alexa shut up) but at last ... these two found some common ((winston:at last my love has come along michelle: that was very good etta james yeah winston: (thank you) michelle: uhh alexa play etta james at last ( music plays) winston: it's a miracle (it worked) yeah and if you don't have a turtle
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( i know) : michelle: and that's going to feel like your singing right now ( i know) (how do you know its not me) i don't winston: i'm throwing my voice watch this (lip singing ) michelle : okay i don't want to ware you out here alright alexis stop alexis stop winston: (she's not very obedient) alexa stop (laughing) michelle: no it's almost like my children (laughing) )) despite all the fun we poked ... alexa really did impress ((terry:: it's very cool though i like it (it is kinda cool) i order stu i order stuff from amazon all the time so i think this would be really handy : michelle: so you're kind of digging it yeah terry: yeah i think i want won i'm going to get one )) ((michelle mortensen)) the amazon echo is just 179 ... and it can do a whole lot more than we even showed you, like give you the weather and the news, tell jokes. thousands of things. and if you want to see the
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time with terry and winston. .. go to las vegas now dot com. i'll have the whole interview up on the 8 on your side page. it was hilarious. with try it before you buy it, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((brian loftus)) if you have a consumer problem.. or a product you'd like michelle to try... call the 8 on your side hotline at (702) 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk looking for the sun behind those high clouds...
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to looking for the sun behind those high clouds... and it will soon rise above them to help warm us up. ............ it's the birthday of nicolaus capurnicus... an astronomer who made huge contributions to science by discovering that the sun was the center of our universe - not the earth. .............. temps are cooler this morning and dropped back into the upper 60s for highs so a nice break from the extra warmth, but
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this weekend and definitely into next week. ............. upper 40s at the airport and light winds.... and we had some wind damage yesterday with trees pulled down by those 50 to 60-plus mph winds. thanks to the viewers sending in photos of trees uprooted in their rds...... picked up a little snow... and you can check out our ski port on las vegas now dot com.eat skiing up at lee canyon day...or hiki in the mountainsthout that crazyigh wind. ss wind at thletoo. sunny skies for all of us.///demetria, how are the roads this morning? the roads this morning? ((kirsten joyce)) > history right here in the mojave desert... ((brian loftus)) the lift off.. later today.. that could put folks one step closer to visiting space./// ((kirsten joyce))
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i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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from cosmopolitan --2 dead... after 3 shot overnight --started with a fight at miracle mile shops ((brian loftus)) --michael stevens on the scene. -- he'll update us at 6-55//// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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metro has reopened parts of harmon after a deadly shooting... looks like eastbound and westbound traffic is now getting through over this bridge.... jones closed between tropicana and harmon for a police investigation... < > ((kirsten joyce)) > justice scalia will lie in repose today at the supreme court, ahead of tomorrow's funeral. this is a live look from the supreme court building in washington dc... president obama and the first lady will be among those paying their respects today.
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his wife, will attend the funeral tomorrow. scalia was the longest-serving supreme court justice. the 79- year- old died this past weekend while on a hunting trip in texas./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk a nice shot of mccarran from our caesars entertainment entertainment camera... where flights were about an hour behind schedule yesterday just before noon because of near 50 mph winds. an aviation weather warning for about an hour. ............ cooler 40s this morning with that cool storm that blew through yesterday... and plenty of sunshine as we roll into our friday. ...... temps will make it up to near 70 and above for all areas today so a little warmer and a nice warm-up again into next week
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the week./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > private space tourism company virgin galactic is expected to unveil its brand new "space ship two" today. an event is scheduled at the mojave air and space port. this will be the first big announcement since a test flight broke apart above the mojave desert last year... the pilot was killed. space ship two is designed to be released by a carrier about 50-thousand feet up...
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many celebrities and high rollers have bought seats... which cost 250- grand./// we'll be right back with another live report from michael stevens..
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the cosmopolitan./// one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in 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.
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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,
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brian loftus > we want to get you back out to that breaking news we've been following all ((kirsten joyce)) michael stevens is live near the cosmopolitan.... after a deadly shooting off the strip where two people were killed. michael? ((michael stevens)) metro police are investigating a number of locations this morning all of them connected to a shooting that left three shot and two dead. metro police say everything started just before 1-30 this morning. they say there was a fight between two women on the third floor of the miracle mile shops parking garage. police say they believe the argument led to a car chase
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harmon over the 15 to the intersection of harmon and aldebaran. that's where they say three people were shot. police say the driver of one of the cars turned around and pulled inside the cosmopolitan valet. police say workers called 911 and did cpr. the woman in the car died... and metro police say the man is undergoing surgery and is in critical condition. police say another woman was also shot. she was found at the intersection of harmon and aldebaran. she was transported to the hospital and later died. metro police says right now they don't have any suspects under arrest (( we do know. there was a fight involving two females and up to 4 black males. and there's three vehicles involved. one of the vehicles involved is the one that's here. )) ((michael stevens))
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talking with witnesses. and are trying to get the people involved under arrest./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor metro has reopened parts of harmon after a deadly shooting... looks like eastbound and westbound traffic is now getting through over the harmon bridge... the most important route is back open, which is eastbound harmon over the bridge, which gives access to some of the citycenter hotels. < > < > < > > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, february 19th, 2016. welcome to cbs this morning. donald trump fires back at the pope on immigration and faith. a new poll shows his lead narrowing in south carolina. breaking news. american warplanes target a major isis operative linked to two terrorist attacks. the bombings reportedly killed dozens. and dramatic video shows a helicopter crash in hawaii's pearl harbor. the race to save those trapped inside. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. if and when with the vatican is attacked by isis, i can promise you that the pope would have wished, and prayed, that
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trump takes on the pope. >> he also talked about having a wall as not christian. he's got an awfully big wall at the vatican. >> defend the constitution, repeal obamacare, and kill the terrorist! >> just one more day of campaigning in south carolina. >> nikki haley endorsed rubio. >> i'm plashging ingmarking her down as neutral. >> a sizable majority of the americans polled think that you're not trustworthy. >> i get it and i take responsibility. i'm not a perfect person. i have made mistakes. >> the casket of supreme court justice antonin scalia resting in the great hall of the supreme court. >> you can see the supreme court justices paying their respects to justice antonin scalia. the tech community rallying behind apple and its decision not to help the fbi hack into a terrorist cell phone. >> it's a slippery slope. it ends with everyone seeing

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