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it is tuesday january 19th. coming up on "early today," the gop front runners labels one another nasty or liberal. but a contentious primary is hurting the party. >> protests pit police this a standoff. >> and the eagles glen frey dead at 67. and a growing boycott in absence of diversity. and develop overnight in gasoline. is this for real? >> and this kid's got superpowers. "early today" starts. n
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now. good morning. i'm dara brown. the latest poll shows more than four in ten voters show the contests have soured their view of the republican party. this compared to voters view of the democrats, 54% say the primary has not changed their view of the party. the democrat view is getting more heated. as sanders gains ground on clinton. sanders headed to a rally in alabama where he got an early shot in against his democrat opponent. >> we began this campaign about nine months ago. and when we began, we were 50 points behind. we were 50 points behind the inevitable, the inevitable democratic nominee.
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well guess what, that inevitable candidate ain't so today. >> it's also heating up between trump and cruz and so are the personal attacks. >> reporter: 9:00 a.m., lindy's diner and ted cruz gets served yet another question about his closest rival. >> are you really going to get mr. trump to build that wall? >> if he doesn't he's fired. >> at the same time donald trump is on his way to liberty university in virginia hoping to pry evangelical support from cruz. >> two corinthians, 3:17. that's the whole ball game. >> and then in new hampshire. following the two front runners in one state in one day and their former bromance goes up into a brawl. >> nobody likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once
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they get to know him. >> he's losing support and going down in the polls and seems his response is to attack and get personal. i don't intend to respond in kind. >> cruz is responding and hitting trump as too liberal. >> ronald reagan when he was younger was a pretty strong liberal. and he became quite conservative. >> ronald reagan did not spend the first 50 years of his life -- >> still trump couldn't resist after a dog yelped at his rally. >> uh-oh it's hillary. >> the front runner's fight far are from it. >> halle jackson reporting. >> a musician glen frey died yesterday afternoon. he wrote many eagles classics including the number one hit
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"new kid in town" a song he also sang lead vocals on. ♪ john come lately ♪ the new kid in town ♪ everybody loves you ♪ ooh ♪ so don't let them down ♪ >> frey also had a successful solo career in the 1980s with hits such as "the heat is on." don henley, frey was like a brother to me. and the paul kiss shared he was shocked and a picture of himself and frey in the hall of fame. glenn frey dead at the age of 667. ahead of his state of the
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state address today he's under increased criticism. yesterday protesters marched to his an harbor home calling not only for his resignation but his arrest as well. flint's water problem arose in 2014 after a city manager appointed by governor snyder in an effort to save money switched the city's tap water source to the flint river. tested later showed the river lacked proper treatment causing lead to leak into the city's water supply. in california 24 black lives matters protesters were arrested. protesters stop traffic by driving to the middle of the bridge and then chaining themselves to their cars and to each other. they took the action to protest police brutality. westbound traffic was shut down
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for more than 45 minutes during rush hour. overseas three american prisoners released by iran have been reunited with their families. a last minute snag with iran came close to derailing their freedom. >> reporter: washington post report reporter jason rezaian, i'm feeling good he told them. he described his treatment imprisoned for 18 months. solitary confinement for 49d days. former marine was jailed for four and a half years and sentenced to death. >> i'm in such disbelief. >> reporter: told people close to the men there might be news. on saturday morning they might be released. but then a senior u.s. official
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described something as of a movie. but finally they all boarded a plane, touching down in switzerland after frantic last minute negotiations. >> a deal criticized by those who say a group of convicted iranians should not have been released by the u.s. while former fbi agent bob levinsohn remains missing in iran. keer simmons, nbc news. >> and now to a lack of diversity in oscar nominations has triggered a boycott. here from los angeles. >> reporter: with the oscars just a few weeks away the buzz
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is not about who's nominated but rather whoszn't. there isn't a single actor of color up for a lead or reporting role. oscars so white for the second year in a row. will smith's wife is suggesting people boycott the ceremony. >> is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence that we have amassed that we no longer have to ask to be invited anywhere. >> spike lee says he won't be attending either. and blames hollywood studios saying the real battle is in the executive office where is the gate keepers decide. comedian chris rock is hosting this year. >> let's do this. >> and the academy says it is continuing to trying to be more includesive. >> we're still working very hard and will continue to work hard to bring in more inclusion.
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>> still critically acclaimed "straight outta compton" got only one oscar nomination for the film's writers who are white. the film's producer acknowledging the frustration of many saying in part i get it. >> i think we'll only continue to see more people boycotting the oscars and not complete woikt they are definitely going to voice their opinion. >> hollywood just may be the tip of the iceberg. >> last night the president of the academy released a statement saying in part i'm both brokenhearted and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. this is a difficult and important conversation and it is time for big changes. on sunday a small town in michigan experienced a flashback to 1973 when the price of gas plunged to 47 cents a gallon. caused a price war where there
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were so many motorists there that local police were called in to direct traffic. by monday the competition ended and prices were back to today's market prices. temperatures in minneapolis have been around zero so one man decided to have a little fun. he froze a pair of jeans and propped them up on his front lawn. and the idea caught on. soon the neighborhood was surrounded. >> see what fun you can have in steer degrzero degrees? >> and bill's here for the forecast. >> on the west it's been mild. storm after storm and here a another one. it is amazing how with this weather pattern we were expecting can and it's developed now. and now we're just getting a nice soaking rain from central california to northern california. snow levels are high.
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it is warm, they are above 6 or 7,000 feet but even at the high elevations as all snow pack. and i can't wait to see how much we end up with. here is a storm system today we're dealing with. presip breaking off into the north and we're going to continue that stream. san francisco probably over 5 inches of rain for this month alone. the new system has arrived. heavy surf on the coast. definitely large waves. the highest rainfall totals will be in north. and even washington state is going to pick up a possibility of inch of two of rain. and heck ahead. and as far as the northwest goes
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the rain will be moving in and staying with you at least the first half of the day. and tomorrow a little break on the west coast and then another storm to deal with at the end of the week. keep it coming. >> thank you so much for that bill. a major warning from the cdc for all women of childbearing age. plus a bizarre chase ends with a half dozen dogges on the loose. you are watching "early today" when it pops up. l'eggo my eggo l'eggo my eggo (answering machine) hey! leave a message. hi, i know you're there, 'cause i can see you. i'm calling you to tell you to l'eggo my eggo! anncr: some things are too delicious to share. golden crispy, warm and fluffy eggo waffles. l'eggo my eggo. but zzzquil is different have pain medicine because why would you take a pain medicine when all you want is good sleep?
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leading the news in the "new york times," british have a go at trump but shy away from a ban. a three hour debate took place in parliament on whether to bar donald trump from traveling to the u.k. the meeting was in response to a petition that garnered over 570,000 signatures demanding he be denied entry because of the hate speech. the debate did not result in a final decision. and now to one of the superheros who lives among us. a little boy who's brave journey led him to share the page in one of the biggest page in comic books. meet iron max. >> hi everybody.
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>> like most five-year-olds max loves comic books about super heros doing battle. max is fighting his own battle against hemophilia, a disorder that prevents his blood from clotting. it was scary when he needed surgery to implant a port in his chest for the medicine. but his dad got an idea. >> so you are going to get an a metal disc in your chest like ironman and his response, i get to be iron man? >> right here. b but. >> but that's okay. >> yeah it is. >> that's how he became iron max. then his big sister has an idea how to help other kids like max. when marvel comics heard all about it they wrote a new story about iron max and his battle against hemophilia.
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>> how proud are you to be in the iron man comic book? >> proud. not just pretty proud. proud. >> all right. great. thank you, pal. appreciate it. >> as marvel said, since heros belong in comics they couldn't help but put max in theirs. >> what a beautiful story. >> it is inspiring. >> obviously max is super cute and being in a comic book probably something he'll remember forever. but his sister really the reason it all happened, her campaign. >> and a very outspoken five-year-old. we'll have to see what comes nextem because i think iron max will be doing a for must things. >> and happy birthday. now keep it right here for more news, weather and sports. i'm dara brown. thanks for watching "early
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today." i hope you have a terrific tuesday. out of jail-- but not over the
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risk of another bay bridge shutdown. police are keeping a close eye on the bridge this morning, out of but not the risk of another bay bridge shut down. 12 hours after arresting two dozen people for blocking lanes and themselves to cars and others. before things turn dire. a peninsula woman likely saved by her screams during a home attack. another storm system sweeping into the bay area overnight. a live look at the golden gate bridge being pelted with more rain. another good storm hitting the bay area. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us, i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam broc

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