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anyone can identify with. january 28th. coming up on "early today" the exchanges were hot and heavy on the factor. but do iowa voters care if trump ditches tonight's debit. a new details on the shooting and a message of the hold outs. go home. walmart devastating some commute. and long lines for gas. and rachel maddow gets to the heart of the water crisis in flint, michigan. >> i'm erika hill, just four days in the iowa caucuses and drurp is standing his ground this morning. not participating in the fox
he appeared last night where host bill o'reilly pleaded with him to reconsider. >> mr. youwill you consider. think about it. well look. >> even though you and i had an agreement that you hadn't ask me that, which we did. i will therefore forget that you asked me that. >> o'reilly also tried to play the religion card. trump wasn't having it. >> in your christian faith there is a very significant tenant and that is tenet of forgiveness. don't you think that is the right thing to do. >> it probably is. but, you know, it is called an eye for an eye also. you can look at it that way. >> no no no. >> bill you are taking it. >> the christian, the eye for the eye rule goes out. >> bill, you are taking this much more seriously than i am. i'm not taking it seriously. i'm going to have a wonderful
drake university. >> so that event will benefit veterans. trump is holding ate the at the same time saz the gop debate a short distance away. ted cruz is doubling down on his challenge of a man-to-man debate with trump asking his twitter followers to help him out. tell him to accept he writes. #ducking donald. and along with a possession from the cruz campaign web page. donald trump's head superimposed on the disney character skrooj mcduck. super pacs also want to make the debate happen offering a donation of 1.5 million dollars to charities helping veterans. and trump's response? ted cruz wants to debate me again. can we do it in canada. >> reporter: trump possibly
better than the risk of a poor performance. in response, trump's opponents are piling on. ted cruz not so ittally tweeting that trump is a coward. the drama making national head lines but not here in iowa, where locals want to get it over with. >> i don't think he's credible candidate. i wouldn't vote for him if he was the only one running. >> more drama. more petulate behavior. >> he's heard enough. >> wouldn't you want to see another debate to really be able to -- >> i don't need it. >> it's that some voters in iowa may say this is immature. but i think that risk is relatively small. >> though polling suggests the bigger the turnout, the better trump will do caucus night there is still little sign the
its get out to vote effort. >> a new maris poll says donald trump garnering the support of 32% of likely iowa caucus goers. marco rubio is solidly in third. over on the democratic side, hillary clinton and brernds neck error. yesterday the vermont senator took time off the campaign trail obama. >> it was a private conversation. so i'm not going to get into it. but i think if there is anybody in the world who understands whether campaigning in iowa, in new hampshire is about and putting together just an extraordinary gras roots movement that took him to victory, that is barack obama. moment the new hampshire
week. bernie sanders tells nbc he isn't ready to commit to that debate yet. hillary clinton says she's in. >> i'm ready for the debate and i hope senator sanders will change his mind and join us. and i think the dnc and the campaign should be able to work this it. i've said for, you know, for a long time that i'd be happy to have more debates. and i hope we can get this done. >> to the latest in the occupations at the oregon wiefld refuge. >> the groups leader who was arrested on tuesday sent this message to his attorney. >> to those remaining at the refuge. i love you. let us take this fight from here. please stand down. >> nbc's joe friar has more.
their grip around the refuge. blocking roads and setting ingting check points. inside some of the militants remain. >> peaceful resolution is what you keep hearing and pieceful resolution is what we expect. >> many of the leaders are now occupying a jail cell. driving along the highway some for stopped by the fbi and state police. one vehicle drove up and hit a snow bank. then lavoy finicum emerged brandishing a firearm. another milton, ryan bundidy wasy dywas shot in the arm. another occupier jon ritzheimer was in arizona after returning home to see his family. now the fbi says those remaining need to pack up and go and won't
>> if people on the refuge want to leave they are free to do so. >> that was nbc's joe friar reporting. >> in florida, indicted by a grand jury on excessive force charges. the incident caught on video in 2014. he was arrested on a drug warrant in marion county. in the footage he appears to surrender. at no point resisting arrest. however five deputies are seen repeatedly kicking and punching him. following the incident jurrell was fired. he faces civil rights violations, up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250 thousand if convicted. the other four deputies resigned. >> by the end of the day walmart will have shut down almost all of the 150 stores he targeted for closure around the nation. nbc's gabe gutierrez takes us to one of the many communities that will now struggle to find fresh food after walmart leaves.
carolina, population 900. everything changed when the giant came to down. >> it was bad. i mean immediately it effected us. >> it kills me. >> right for 44 years renee ireland smith's family ran a grocery store here. and then a walmart game along. and seven short months later they close their doors. now walmart is closing 150 stores in the u.s., turning oriental into a food desert without a single grocery store. >> anybody here that wants to buy an onion now has to drive about a 40 mile round trip. >> walmart's ceo points out the company plans to open 300 new locations around the world. closing stores is never an easy decision he says but it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future. >> they weren't really in the right location. and the product mix just wasn't right.
when walmart opened near the mom and pop store where he worked. >> just all about the people. and they were all about us. and when walmart game, it was no more. >> she and so many others are wondering what will fill the void now that the giant is leaving down. >> let's get a check now of your thursday forecast from nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >> we're soggy in the northwest and in florida. how about this yesterday in south florida. think didn't have a lot of severe weather but a couple of small tornados enough to pick up and flip a couple of vehicles in broward company. one injury reported. in the northwest wore getting drenched from the olympics to the cascades. especially in washington state and newport north ward and heavier rains are making their way towards northern california. we've been in this weather pattern a while. most of the focus on the big
region and that continues now. we're going to time the front out. we'll get a break. the worst this morning the northwest. snow in the intermountain region will continue throughout tonight and then tomorrow looks like we're going watch another frontal system towards the coastal areas. the next storm arrives and we're going to have a little snow level. the passes could be a little difficult. the rainfall amounts the next three days. highest totals, northern california. 1-3 inches pretty much widespread. that is your national weather and now here is a closer look at your day ahead. so today we'll draw a line from just about, you could do santa rosa north werds. south of there you should be okay. steady soaking rain especially in or first half of the day and another storm close to the weekend. the reservoirs are filling up which is great. >> they need that precipitation. thanks.
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gas? last time prices were that low? 1969. as congress prepares to hold hearings on the water crisis in flint, governor snyder said replacing the city's pipes is not on his short-term agenda. however residents are desperate for help to fix the corroded toxic system. last night msnbc's rachel maddow held a town hall, talking to local leaders about the impact. first she spoke with a master plumber about the economic impact. >> part of mixing this problem in flint is replacing that service line. how big a job is that? >> for something like this, probably 3 to 5 grand just to get the new line in there. without an upstairs roughly $4 thousand just for inside the house. another thousand for the water heater and you are over 10,000.
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>> from mission control, silence. then the bland, chilling report. >> we have a report from the flight dynamics officer that the vehicle has exploded. confirms that. we are looking at checking with recovery forces to see what can be done at this point. >> hard to believe it's been 30 years. but nana the keek ju may be cute but for one in miami perhaps not as cute as she might have thought. she woke with banana curled up on her chest. it apparently snuck into her home monday night. now happily banana has been returned to its own. >> it's more associated with the