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this should be pretty killer viewing there. >> pretty epic. >> makes for a good show. tonight, shock waves after trump and sanders score landslide victories in new hampshire. what lies ahead in south carolina. clinton and cruz plotting comebacks. plus, two big names bow out of the race. flight risk. the batteries in just about every gaming device the danger to planes is growing. now they're willing to take drastic action. experts say we're headed for something just about no one thought would ever happen again. we'll tell you where. fighting dementia. a surprising drop in one of the most common forms. doctors say the reason has to do as much to do with the heart as it does the brain. "nightly news" begins right now.
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester hoflt. good evening. there are two fewer candidates in the race for president tonight. casualties of a stunning american politics in which onetime long shot bernie sanders crushed hillary clinton on his way to a 22-point victory in the new hampshire democratic primary. and donald trump leading the rest of the republican field in the dust with a 19-point win over his nearest competitor, sending new jersey governor chris christie and carly fi oh rin oh to the exists. they suspended their campaign. the new hampshire survivors have now descended on south carolina. the site of one of the next critical face-offs. our political team has redeployed two. >> reporter: lester, things are about to get interesting. i'm told they're prepping donald trump's three
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marriages and stance on eminent domain. a whole new world out there. new hampshire wanted to see the candidate sit on his couch, south carolinians want to see how they take a punch. donald trump's 747 is flying a little higher tonight. soaring into south carolina on trump's double-digit victory in new hampshire. >> we are going now to south carolina! we're going to win in south carolina! i love you all. thank you very much. >> reporter: trump trouncing the field, beating second-place john kasich by more than 50,000 votes. >> they want to see us take the country back. >> reporter: a decisive victory, but his path forward isn't easy. south carolina is a lot different from new hampshire. in 2012, exit polling, 65% of gop voters identified as evangelical, or born again. a voting block that ted cruz is expected to excel with, just as he did in iowa. while trump owned voters who called themselves independent in new hampshire, just
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25% of south carolinians see themselves that way. >> a lot of people here are shooting for the silver medal and giving donald trump the gold medal. >> reporter: like new hampshire, trump has drawn big and enthusiastic crowds across this state. it's where he got roaring cheers for his muslim bash. >> total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: to a place rewarding organization, and cunning maneuvering. >> it's going to be sporty. south carolina takes it real personal. >> reporter: trump has led every south carolina poll since july. and now he can claim those numbers can equal votes. katy tur, nbc news, new york. i'm pete alexander in south carolina. where john kasich's on his first stop after a stunning second-place finish in new hampshire. >> thank you, john! >> reporter: the ohio governor insisting his positive message is
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resonating. >> the light overshadows the darkness of negative campaigning in new hampshire. it's really, really cool. >> how do you navigate the negative attacks? >> i won't let someone pound me. >> reporter: watching the results come in tuesday night, kasich was more reflective. >> we plugged away and plugged away, the little engine that can. >> reporter: in south carolina, this midwestern moderate faces a steep uphill climb. in a state with far more christian conservatives, a target audience for ted cruz. >> the men and women of south carolina i believe want a consistent conservative. the one that's the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. >> reporter: jeb bush's days nay be numbered without a strong south carolina showing. >> jeb will keep our country sglaf we can do this. my pledge to you is, i will run with heart, as a candidate. i will not veer from what i believe to be true. i will stand on conservative principles. >> reporter: so much for southern charm. marco rubio adviser
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predicting this state is going to be a blood bath. >> south carolina will be definitive and determine tiff. i need your vote. >> reporter: still south carolinians may avoid the establishment all together. >> they're looking for somebody that's going to say the things that they want to hear. the people in south carolina are angry right now and they want a candidate that reflects that. >> reporter: that candidate will not be chris christie or carly fiorina, as you noted both of them suspending their campaigns today. as for john kasich, campaign advisers tell me his goal here is to prevent jeb bush from turning the south carolina primary into his comeback story. lester? >> peter, thank you. on the democratic side of all this, bernie sanders' campaign said he raised over $5 million since the polls closed last night. now, sanders is looking to broaden his appeal with minority voters while hillary clinton may shake up her campaign after her resounding loss. we've got both campaigns covered starting with kasie hunt. >> reporter: good
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evening. those millions that made up the best fund-raising day ever coming in small donations, averaging just $34 apiece. but senator sanders telling nbc news tonight, he knows he still has a lot of work to do. bernie sanders looking ahead. a day after he sent hillary clinton to stunning defeat in new hampshire. having breakfast with reverend al sharpton at an iconic harlem restaurant, just blocks from where president clinton moved his office. >> he sent the signal on the morning after a historic victory, he would come to harlem and have breakfast with me. >> reporter: there are signs of a possible sanders coalition. last night he won 83% of the youth vote, and 73% of independents. but hillary clinton still has more minority support. and the stakes ahead are bigger and more diverse. in iowa and new hampshire, over 90% of democratic voters were white. but not in nevada with a large latino
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population. or in south carolina where a majority are african-american. do you think it's possible for you to win the democratic nomination if you don't convince more black voters to back you? >> it's absolutely essential. the african-american vote and the latino vote, both those, enormously important. we intend to do very well in both of those communities. >> reporter: the vermont senator making that pitch along with shooting some hoops today on "the view." >> the reason we'll do well is our views on criminal justice in this country, and that is we have a broken criminal justice system. >> reporter: sanders already has strong support among working class white voters. if he can broaden his appeal, his campaign believes he can keep winning. >> thank you, new hampshire! >> reporter: kasie hunt, nbc news, new york. i'm andrea mitchell covering the clinton campaign. >> i still love new hampshire, and i always will. >> reporter: the team now considering big changes like adjusting
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their message. in her concession, clinton echoing sanders, trying to appeal to sanders supporters. >> i will fight to rein in wall street. and you know what, i know how to do it. you're not going to find anybody more committed to aggressive campaign financing than me. >> reporter: top clinton supporters tell nbc news say they're alarmed by the reasons for abandoning clinton. the potential first female president losing women by 11 points. and young women by 59 points. expect to hear more clinton attack lines against sanders' policies on health care and taxes. >> i will raise your incomes, but not middle class taxes. >> reporter: meanwhile, the campaign is already dispatching bill clinton to south carolina this weekend. a state that has been soft in the past. barack obama ran against hillary clinton in 2008. >> this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale i've ever seen. >> reporter: the
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clintons hope nevada and south carolina, more diverse, and where she now leads, are a firewall. a lot will depend on the state's top democrats, congressman jim clyburn. >> i'm just going out this week. >> even though she lost big, clinton will get as many delegates as sanders from elected officials. and tomorrow she will be endorsed by the congressional black caucus, a big boost for south carolina and beyond. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. let's bring in our moderator of "meet the press," chuck todd. do any of the rules and experiences of new hampshire apply going forward. >> not only do they apply, it could actually be a rerun in this respect, in the way that we thought new hampshire was going to serve the way it would win over the republican field, help determine who was going to be the chief challenger to trump and cruz. now that role goss to south carolina republicans. i think many republican campaigns i talked to today say trump-cruz are one, two, now a race for third. on the democratic side in south carolina,
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instead of clinton being the underdog, she plays the favorite and it's sanders who's the underdog playing the game of expectations. south carolina, an oddly enough rerun of new hampshire. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. we learned today the justice department filed a civil rights lawsuit against ferguson, missouri. now that the city is balking, making changes in the wake of the michael brown shooting. after months of negotiations, the city had agreed to provide better police training, and change how its courts do business. last night the city said some changes, including higher police salaries, would cost too much. now the feds are going to court seeking an order that would force the city to make those changes. in a community outside baltimore, two sheriff's deputies have been shot and killed. it all began with a disturbance call when the suspect opened fire and hit one deputy inside a restaurant. the gunman identified as 67-year-old david evans fled and shot another deputy before he was killed by police. there are new
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warnings about the very real fire danger to airplanes posed by lithium ion batteries found in just about every cell phone and laptop, and often shipped as air cargo. they've already been linked to deadly crashes. now the faa, the ntsb and nation's main pilot union are all warning against shipping large quantities of these batteries. as nbc's tom costello reports, some want them banned on passenger flights worldwide. >> reporter: the dangers posed by lithium ion batteries on display in this faa test. a bulk shipment of batteries burning so hot, the plane's fire suppression system is overwhelmed. battery cargo fires have been blamed for this catastrophic fire on this cargo plane in philadelphia. the loss of two cargo planes that killed their crews in dubai and off korea. now a top pilot's union is calling for a total ban on all battery shipments. >> we have no fire
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fighting equipment onboard. it fights off any chance of a successful outcome is to get the aircraft on the ground as soon as possible. >> reporter: while most u.s. passenger airlines ban bulk shipments of batteries, nearly every cell phone, laptop, tablet and dvd player carried on a plane comes with lithium batteries that can overheat. already 100 cases of small fires onboard passenger planes, some forced to make emergency landings. today the ntsb said the risk posed by lithium ion batteries is growing and immediate. and called for new battery shipping regulations. >> we're looking for separation of lithium ion batteries from flammable materials, and looking to reduce the lithium ion battery within a distance inside the plane. >> reporter: proposing more stringent packaging, state of charge limits, and labeling. international aviation authorities could decide soon on tough new standards for shipping batteries, but there's no talk of banning the batteries
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we all carry onboard every day, in our laptops and our cell phones. tom costello, nbc news, washington. now, to something you might not believe unless you saw it with your own eyes. so there it is. a station selling gas for just 99 cents a gallon. something a whole lot of folks thought they would never see again. while it won't happen everywhere, analysts say gas under $1 could be on the way in a lot more places. we get more from nbc's blake mccoy. >> reporter: lois has been driving school buses in elgin, illinois, for 26 years. >> good morning. >> reporter: but this year her bus and the 353 others in the suburb chicago school district are actually saving money. cheap gas means transportation is coming in half a million dollars underbudget. money that's being redirected to help fund all-day kindergarten. >> we're absolutely thrilled that we can pay this money, and put it back into the classroom where it belongs. >> reporter: almost every state in the country is now averaging gas below $2 a gallon.
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a handful of states below $1.50. and drivers today in tiny jetmore, kansas, are doing a double-take, $99 per gallon. >> did you ever think you would be standing here talking to me about 99 cents a gallon gas? >> the glut of oil on the market hasn't been good news for oil-rich north dakota, where the economy is shrinking. or texas. 50,000 oil and gas jobs were lost last year. more layoffs expected. but for drivers all across america -- >> it's giving me more opportunities to travel. >> reporter: the oil bust is giving americans a well-deserved break. blake mccoy, nbc news, elgin, illinois. still ahead as we continue here tonight, good news in the battle against dementia. the good habits you can practice that may help prevent or delay a common form of memory loss. also, will customers relish the
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new menu addition of the home of the whopper?
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there is promising news tonight in the fight against dementia. while it's been expected to skyrocket in the coming years as america ages, there is a trend it could be stopped, especially the second most common kind of dementia. doctors say the reason has as much to do with the heart as it does with the brain. >> reporter: for
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cynthia, dementia is a family battle. five years ago she was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, and nearly two years ago her mother, claire, died from alzheimer's. >> she loved music, and she loved the arts and she loved to read and she lost that all little by little. >> reporter: following her own diagnosis, cynthia made major lifestyle changes, becoming more physically active, and engaging her brain by taking college classes. >> i'm trying to push off this disease to run as fast as i can from it. >> reporter: the benefits of such healthy steps are reflected in a study published in the new england journal of medicine. it finds the kind of dementia caused by vascular problems appears to be down on the decline, down on average 29% per decade since 1977. the trend is especially strong for those at least with a high school diploma. better treatment of stroke and heart disease might be a reason. >> what it does do is give us further evidence that controlling your heart
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health risk factors can reduce your likelihood of developing dementia as you age. >> reporter: vascular dementia accounts for 10% of all dementia cases, but experts say everyone can benefit from this research. numerous studies find you can reduce your risk of dementia by exercising regularly. anything that raises your heart rate, pumping more blood to the brain. it's worked for cynthia. her memory has not declined. >> it's a fight for my memory. it's a fight for my family. so i'm in it to win it. >> reporter: she knows the battle for her brain is fought with her entire body. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. we're back in a moment with why some people may not be able to leave a nightmare cruise tonight even after it returns to port.
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days after a powerful storm turned a cruise into a nightmare, the royal caribbean ship with 6,000 aboard will pull into port later
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tonight in new jersey. high winds, huge waves battered the ship over the weekend, forcing it to turn around. the coast guard will inspect it to make sure it is safe to sail again. it turns out some need help carrying bags may have to wait until morning until they can depart. a surprise in the fast food wars today as burger king announced the biggest menu change in decades, adding grilled hot dogs to the lineup, alongside the whopper. burger king's president said it's probably the most obvious product launch ever. they'll be in the menus starting february 23rd. 15 million people so far on social media watched this hilarious viral video of a baby seeing double. his father, and his father's twin. they pass the little guy back and forth, playing around with their glasses. no matter who's holding him, he thinks his dad is the other guy. dad, by the way, is the one on the left. when we come back,
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the primary fight for what's tipping the scales for voters in south carolina. next at 6: renters stage a
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the campaign frenzy de sends on the state. we send our kevin tibbles to go there and ask them as part of our series, we the people. >> reporter: so many rail lines once converged on spartanburg, they called it the hub city. now it will be presidential hopefuls crisscrossing town. and its 37,000 people half black, half white, are good and ready for them. that's the battle cry of jerry the call-it guy at the beacon drive-in. for 70 years, they've prided themselves on giving ordinary people value for money. a message candidates should heed, says owner steve duncan. >> we're the backbone of the country. let's talk about how to support this segment of our economy. >> reporter: 29-year-old small businessman billy whiteside wants a
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candidate who will assist new minority-owned firms in the south. >> i'm a republican. >> are you a rarity? >> am i a rarity? i would say yes. for the moment. >> reporter: 65% of south carolina's republicans are proud evangelicals. christian supply, devotion al prayer begins each day. for becca friend, her choice of candidate will not be an act of faith, but a result of it. >> too often christians have kind of taken a back seat. if i want to see change, i have a responsibility to get out and vote. >> reporter: back at the beacon, democrat jerry has this message. >> we ain't hard to please. we just like to be treated fair. >> reporter: perhaps a reminder to candidates that in the new south, old traditions hold fast. the customer should always come first. kevin tibbles, nbc news, spartanburg, south carolina. that will do it for us here on this
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wednesday night. thank you for watching and good night. some south bay renters pointinge living in. ap right now at 6:00, some south bay renters pointed out the filth they say they're living in. apartments run down and ridded with leaks and bugs. good evening. everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm jessica agiurre. >> and i'm raj mathai. renters say if they complain the landlord retaliates threatening eviction. they say some renters have already gotten the boot. in a story you'll see only on nbc bay area, the mayor of san jose making a surprise visit to that neighborhood within the past hour.
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robert handa, what can the mayor do in this situation? >> reporter: you know, we've been talking with residents for quite some time about the problem that is led to this tenant revolt. a situation the property manager disputes. the tension got to tense that the property manager had to do something. and the tenants decided to have this meeting. and city officials wanted to see it for themselves. nancy alvarado has been evicted. she was given a 90-day notice to leave the apartment her family has lived for years. >> i'm sad because i don't have nowhere to go and i have three kids. >> reporter: residents of five four-plexes around santee drive say they're fed up with unhealthy conditions and retaliatory conditions. the neighborhood is used to an unsettle atmosphere starting about 20 years ago when a court injunction required landlords to hire security guards to protect against street gangs. realty world was asked by the city to run the

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