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it's like incredible. >> we've got the last-minute scramble of the candidates. plus an all-new "snl." "early today" starts right now. good morning. the east coast continues to dig out from this weekend's historic storm that brought record snowfall to much of the area. at least 14 states got more than a foot of snow with parts of west virginia getting an amazing 42 inches, although, that didn't stop the west virginia swim team from holding practice. both of new york city's major airports broke records. laguardia got nearly 28 inches, and jfk international was hammered with 30.5, breaking the old record by more than 4 inches while central park was one-tenth off the previous record. nearby, newark, new jersey, on the other hand was one-tenth above the city's previous record while farther south along the jersey shore several areas experienced record flooding with chunks of ice flowing with the water. and the town of north wildwood
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more water than during superstorm sandy. the town's police share this picture of a rescuer carrying a little girl after her home was flooded. federal government offices in the nation's capitol will remain closed on monday after getting 20 inches of powder. no word yet if there will be a round two of yesterday's epic snowball fight at dupont circle, but it's a pretty good bet the obama family dogs bo and sunny will be dreaming of their time playing in the snow. 30 miles west the washington redskins probably not happy. the roof of their practice facility collapsed under 34 inches of snow and 50-mile-per-hour winds. virginia governor terry mcauliffe attributed 1,200 car accidents in his state to the storm. at least 30 people are dead as a result of the weather, mostly from car crashes but also from heart attacks while shoveling. also one person got hit by a plow. in north carolina a 26-year-old father of a
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who skidded off the road. sunday morning in connecticut a commuter train which didn't have passengers at the time hit a truck after its plow got struck on the tracks. luckily no one was injured, and amazingly the train wasn't damaged and was able to continue on its way. according to flightaware more than 12,000 flights were canceled due to the storm. and more than 1,300 flights are canceled today. nbc's edward lawrence is out in the streets of washington with more. edward, are you all dug out? >> reporter: we dug out just a little bit. i'm calling this the big dig. tens of thousands of people from the suburbs of maryland to the outskirts of new york city are having to deal out. we are still dealing with 20 inches of snow. other folks still have to deal
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streets. the story turns to dig out. >> the roads are okay. they are open and flowing. a lot of mess out there. >> reporter: at least 30 deaths are blamed on the storm, many from traffic accidents and others from heart attacks related to shoveling the snow after it fell. several roofs collapsed. some neighborhoods still buried because plows can't get there yet. >> our second floor window completely covered in snow. >> reporter: rescue crews responding to emergencies on streets with two feet of snow. they lose minutes when every second counts. the mayor of baltimore could not give a timeline. >> given the conditions of many of our streets i believe it is safest for all citizens to minimize traffic. >> reporter: it is flooding not
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jersey. residents in washington, d.c. are making the best of a cold, uncomfortable situation. this is the first time the same storm dumped more than 19 inches of snow on washington, d.c. and new york city at the same time. historic super bowl 50 is set. the two number one teams going head to head in a battle of old versus young. the defending champs battling from behind, tom brady throws one of his two picks on the day. moments later the broncos' peyton manning hits owen daniels for his second touchdown to go, up 14-6. fast forward, 17 seconds left on the clock. >> with the game on the line, brady. in the pocket. end zone-bound, and it is caught by gronkowski to make it 20. >> touchdown pass. now for the tie, brady goes for the two-point conversion, but the pass is tipped and picked off. broncos head to their eighth super bowl in franchise history. next is charlotte where cam
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cards. >> tossed again. still going. again. slowed down a bit. inside the ten. gets a block. touchdown! >> the rest of the game went carolina's way as cam newton ran for two t.d.s in addition to throwing for two more as arizona had six turnovers as the panthers dominated 49-15. super bowl 50 is february 7th in santa clara, and the panthers are an early four-point the presidential race may be getting a little more crowded. according to reports, former new york city mayor michael bloomberg is mulling over a bid advisers draw up plans for his campaign. the 73-year-old billionaire has contemplated running in the past but always declined to do so, saying he didn't think he could win. speaking on "meet the press" hillary clinton doesn't think the former mayor needs to jump in. >> the way i read what he said is if i didn't get the nomination, he might consider it. well, i'm going to relieve him
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so he doesn't have to. >> all right. >> meanwhile "the boston globe" officially endorsed clinton for president. she'll have one last chance to make a national pitch along with the rest of the democratic field at tonight's democratic forum before the iowa caucuses just one week from today. as donald trump and the rest of the gop field continue their fight for every last vote in the hawkeye state, nbc's kristen welker has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: donald trump looking to lock it up in iowa, starting his day at church, later joking about the lessons he learned there. >> we talked about humility at church today. i don't know if that was aimed at me. perhaps. now, the church, i don't think knew i was coming. >> reporter: a little levity in this high-stakes race where he's again surging. the latest iowa poll, trump leading cruz 34% to 23%, jumping 11 points from just two weeks ago, a possible bump for his sustained bashing of his closest opponent.
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cruz is everybody hates him. >> reporter: and after another controversial outburst this weekend. >> i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? it's like incredible. >> reporter: trump brushing aside criticism. >> i mean i have people so loyal, far greater than any other candidate by double, triple, quadruple, and i love my people. >> reporter: meanwhile marco rubio endorsed by the influential "the des moines register" this weekend, still in third place in iowa. the challenge for the establishment favorite, breaking through in a cycle favoring outsiders. >> every time i've ever run for anything at this level, i've taken on the establishment. i had to do it when i ran for the senate and even now when i decided to run for president. >> reporter: the newspaper also supporting hillary clinton locked in an unexpectedly tight race with bernie sanders, on "meet the press," underscoring her experience. >> it is very personal, and people look and they think, you know, can we imagine this person to be president and commander in chief.
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think that's something that people really take into account. >> reporter: and bernie sanders dismissing the newspaper endorsement, arguing it's a sign he's the true outsider. >> the reason that our campaign is generating so much interest and enthusiasm is people think it's time that we take on the establishment. >> that was nbc's kristen welker reporting. meteorologist bonnie schneider joins me for the forecast. >> we are taking a sigh of relief. west virginia the blizzard of 2016, 42 inches. other major cities impacted. we are looking at a lot of snow for jfk as well as dulles and into baltimore, as well. keep in mind that we are watching for the snow not to stick around. we are seeing milder
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help to improve things a good portion of the way. as we can see we are watching for other improvements in the forecast, as well. here it is. we have snow in parts of north and south dakota as well as minnesota. watch out for mountain snow building. that will be good news to some skiers. minneapolis light snow showers changing into heavier. beautiful day in los angeles. 72 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. seattle nice and warm up to 55. that is your national weather. here is a closer look at the day ahead. we are looking at warm conditions across much of the northwest. look at temperatures into the 60s. rain is ahead. we will be watching for mild weather as well through california but it will be a little wet in the northwest corner of the state. so we are looking at rain coming into coastal california as well as coastal oregon and
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sierra nevada 100% plus above normal snowfall. now time for entertainment. at the box office leonardo dicaprio's the revenant took in the top spot. "star wars" the force awaken came in second and ride along two in third. one direction, louie tomlinson took to twitter. he said i'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday. he is healthy and pretty amazing. we wish the mom and him the best. and former band mate had a different announcement. his first single will be released on friday. happy birthday to you happy birthday to you >> on the list of awesome
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madonna bringing her daughter mercy james to sing. >> tina fey returned to "snl" as sarah palin and had quite the endorsement for donald trump. >> thank you, iowa. i wanted to take a break from my full-time career of writing things on facebook. what's the big deal. take a chill pill, jill. we're mad and we're not so bad quotes the lorax. thank you, iowa. and thank you and god bless some of the united states of america. >> that was such an awesome skit. they did such a great job. darryl hammond was great as donald trump. >> it is almost hard to distinguish between tina fey and
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the thefts has not been connected. in the "huffington post," breathtaking photos show snowmageddon from space. commander scott kelly catching the impressive view with a number of photos. kelly tweeted to stay warm during #blizzard2016. he has been living in space since march of last year. eight employees in egypt are being charged with negligence and could end up in jail for damaging the mask of king tut. back in 2014 a worker accidentally snapped off the beard. he and seven other workers tried to reattach it with glue which caused even more damage. after the investigation the workers were accused of not following protocol. thousands of revelers were in the city of venice for the kickoff of carnival. it's canals were teaming with gondolas and party goers. and on saturday twitter
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his phone and well it. during the blizzard the oscar-nominated star lost both items and turned to twitter for help. apb out for a cell phone in a wallet case, reward and signed pic. 20 hours later they were found. ruffalo thanked the two girls who found them and took this photo. residents of washington, d.c., made good use of their piles of snow this weekend with an intense snowball fight. hundreds were at the scene to partack in the tradition in dupont circle. d.c. was covered in more than 20 inches of snow saturday, which made for a lot of snowballs. >> hopefully nobody got hurt. >> you know the snow was nice and light, though. a look ahead. the presidential democratic candidates take the stage one week before the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton, martin o'malley, and bernie sanders
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drake university in des moines. this is the last before the caucuses, the first in the nation. keep it here for more news, weather and sports. i'm darra brown. thanks for watching "early today."
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great monday. 3 >> a community says farewell to a eureka county sheriff's deputy and his daughter.. .killed in a car crash back in november. 3 (samantha)>> plus--people on the east coast are starting to dig out from under several feet of snow after this weekend's blizzard.but the storm is still causing troubles for thousands of people there... 3 (("i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue, and shoot somebody,))(("i can say i have no intention of shooting anybody in this campaign.")) (bill)>> and.. donald
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