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enjoy, every.the head of the u.n. children's agency says he is "appalled" at reports of attacks on four medical facilities in syria -- two supported by unicef. that group's executive director says one facility was a child and maternal hospital where children were reportedly killed and scores evacuated. he says two strikes took place in the northern city of azaz and two in the id- lib province, where one hospital was reportedly struck four times. he says there are also reports that two schools were attacked at azaz, reportedly killing six children. opposition activists say the strikes were carried out by russian warplanes in
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by government troops. pope francis has arrived in a small mountain village in southern mexico ahead of a public mass at a large sports complex there the pontiff arrived via helicopter this morning in san cristobal de las casas, a farm town near the border with guatemala. francis waved to the throngs of people from his specially-outfitted s-u- v. reportedly, hundreds-of- thousands of people lined up-- and even camped overnight-- at the sports center for today's mass. it has become the big issue on the presidential campaign trail: the makeup of the u.s. supreme court, following the unexpected death of justice antonin scalia over the republicans are insisting president barack obama hold off and let the next president name a successor. but were already starting to hear some might be. nbc's tracie potts is following developments from washington.
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as justice antonin scalia's flag-draped casket arrived in the d-c area overnight, the political fight over his replacement is underway: president barack obama "i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor." the white house says that won't happen this week while congress is on break. < but with flags at half-staff, we're already seeing possible candidates mentioned marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate "that's his prerogative. but we don't have to confirm him and we won't." jeb bush/ (r) presidential candidate "if there is an up or down vote it should be rejected based on how the history of how president obama selects judges. if there's not vote that's fine too." the court's in the middle of its term, with more cases to hear and decide between now and july. without conservative scalia, key cases could end up in a tie. ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate "we will see unlimited abortion on demand throughout this country, partial-birth abortion, taxpayer funding, no parental notification." donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate "we need a conservative person." democrats insist the country shouldn't have to wait nearly a year for the next president to decide. hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate
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elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice." bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate "i don't think the public would look kindly on republican actions to try to thwart what he is supposed to be able to do." republicans aren't just battling the president - they're battling each other. ted cruz is out with a new ad saying donald trump can't be trusted to appoint the next justice. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> augustana university in sioux falls, south dakota has canceled a forum at which justice scalia was to speak. scalia was to be the featured speaker at augustana's "boe forum on public affairs" on march 9th with an address titled "whether the u.s. constitution is a living document." more than 3-thousand people had reserved free tickets for the forum. the school's president says it's unfortunate that people in the community won't get the chance to hear scalia speak. >
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we've been promising a warm- up, and that's what we'll get this week, but in due time! meanwhile this morning, parts of northeast nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an overnight mix of rain and snow for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a bit early next week. see graphics.
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a passenger plane bound for new york returned to london sunday after a laser was beamed into the cockpit. virgin atlantic airlines said in a statement today the flight crew decided to return to heathrow airport rather than continue the trans-atlantic crossing. british police didn't immediately provide any more details on the incident. no arrests have been made. flying the friendly skies is now the safest its been in five years. the international air transport association reports airline accidents dropped significantly last year. there were four accidental airline crashes in 2015 with 136- deaths. the year before, 641 people died in airline accidents. most aircraft accidents are non-fatal. the i-a-t-a said there were 68 total accidents last year, compared to 77 the year before. there's a push in the iowa legislature to guarantee health insurance coverage for families affected by autism. ktiv's michelle schoening introduces us to a siouxland
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personal cause.
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just be a matter of fairness," said rep. dave dawson. cobbs says they aren't asking for advanced coverage, just adequate coverage. "people will continue to ask, well why do you do this? they won't cover them unless we do. they won't cover families like ours unless the state takes action to make sure it happens," said josh cobbs. in sioux city, michelle schoening ktiv news four. >> 43 states have passed similar legislation. the bill has moved forward in the senate through the sub- committees. the house has until friday to move the bill forward to keep it alive for this session. some iowans are hoping for a ban on tanning from the legislature. it's not a new proposal: banning minors in the state from using tanning beds has been an issue brought up year after year in the state legislature. but this year, the bill is gaining more ground than ever before, and iowans behind the cause are speaking out. "so basically, there's going to be around 100 of us going, and
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we're trying to do is get a law passed to where no minors under the age of 18 can tan." - lawmakers say even reps from the tanning industry are for this bill because studies show less than two percent of their customers are younger than 18. meterologist ben dorenbach says we'll do some serious melting of snow this week. wait'll you hear how warm he says it'll get! not too shabby out there, right now. after a cloudy weekend, the sun is shining in spencer, where'
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nebraska/southern siouxland saw some brief light snow last night which, along with some patchy fog, could cause a few slick spots on area roads. clouds will exit throughout the day leaving most with some decent sunshine and highs in the 30s and 40s this afternoon. another cold front will sweep across the area tonight which will put our warming trend on hold for a couple more days. it'll also cause an for most with some light snow accumulations in northernmost portions of the viewing area. that should be done by tomorrow morning leaving us breezy with highs in the 30s for the rest of tuesday. we'll see another day in the 30s wednesday before a more southerly wind picks up thursday which will help highs reach the 40s and eventually the 50s on friday and saturday before easing back a
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see graphics. >> > the u-s-d-a wants to hear from siouxland
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plant. that's next... and it's the biggest night for the music industry. who will take home the coveted grammy awards? a preview is coming up on news four.
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from the u-s department of agriculture. the department wants to know what they plan to plant this spring. the information will be used to help compile the spring planting report that will be released march 31st. the survey will be mailed out to farmers this month. a u-s-d-a official says this survey is one of the most important ones of the year. the obama administration has approved the first u.s. factory in cuba in more than half a century. a two-man company from alabama plans to build a plant to assemble as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in cuba. that company, "cleber l-l-c," debuted its tractor at the havana international trade fair in november. the treasury department has notified the two former i-b-m engineers that they can build tractors and other heavy equipment in a special economic zone started by the cuban government to attract foreign investment. ikea has reportedly avoided
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europe for the past six years. that's according to a report commissioned by the european parliament. it accuses the furniture giant of funneling money through lichtenstein and the netherlands between 2009 and 2014. ikea did not respond to cnnmoney's request to comment. but other media outlets reported that ikea said: "ikea group is fully committed to manage its operations in a responsible and sustainable way and we pay our taxes in full compliance with national and international tax rules and regulations." the farm and finanancial markets are closed for the president's day holiday. music's biggest night is tonight. the grammy awards will honor the year's best in many categories of music. nbc's mark barger has a preview of what to expect for some of the major awards.
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11 nominations---- including album and song of the year. (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :09-14) "he's such a critical darling. "to pimp a butterfly" is on the top of almost every critic's lists". yahoo music's lyndsey parker expects lamar to win multiple times, especially in rap categories....but to miss out on the night's biggest prize. (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :23-26) "i don't see how taylor swift's 1989 could not win album of the year." nats "1989" sold more than 5 million copies....and spawned 5 hits.... including "bad blood", which had lamar as a featured presence. (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :37-44) "if people are voting along the line of commercial success and industry influence, taylor has it made, because like, that album dominated." but swift's tune, "blank space" and lamar's hit, 'alright' could both take a back seat in the song of the year category... nats parker expects them to lose out to charlie puth and "see you again". (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music :58-1:04) "it was dedicated to paul walker, from the fast and furious franchise, who sadly, died. and i think a lot of people resonated with that." nats "screaming, crying" record of the year also sees "blank space" as a contender.... along with "thinking out loud" by ed sheeran, "really love" by
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"can't feel my face" by the weeknd. but parker expects mark ronson and bruno mars to win nats "don't believe me just watch!" for "uptown funk". (sot lyndsay parker / managing editor, yahoo music 1:25-1:27) it was so ubiquitous. it was the song!" and it could be among the winners tonight at the grammys. mark barger, nbc news. >> still ahead on news four at noon... nice shot! nothing but net as a special young athlete nails it with only seconds left on the clock.
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okoboji skycam... a lot of west high fans traded green for pink for saturday night's basketball games, all in the name of fighting cancer. the student council organized a "pink out" fundraiser for "susan g. komen t-shirts were sold and businesses contributed items for a silent auction. students who helped pull it off say it was worth the effort. "oh god it was a lot of work but, to see the final result, i'm so proud of our council and all the work we put into it," said valerie diaz, a west high student council member. the event raised $1,500. a special-needs teenager brought the crowd to its feet at a tennessee school basketball game. he nailed the shot just seconds before the final buzzer.
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left on the clock, which explains the delay in what happened (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "after the and said "go robert". i just loved it..." about that moment that is now gone viral, his parents couldn't believe it. "i have never seen so much love in one gym in my life." (unidentified coach): "it's a moment i'll never forget. i anything more special." robert, he knew it. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i knew that ball was going in .. i was about to jump up and down. i was so happy that we .." if it wasn't clear before friday night, there is no doubt right now there is more
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for basketball. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just love my family so much and i just love everyone..." for the guy with nickname "money robert", last friday was priceless. (robert lewis, high school basketball manager): "i just... so happy for me" >> that was jason lamb reporting from nashville, tennessee. still ahead: learn about a super-casual fundraiser in
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therapeutic programs. for people who don't know what stars is, tell us a little bit about stars. who are some of your clients? stars is a special troopers adaptive writing siouxland community for 30 years now. we serve people with disabilities with animal assisted therapy. we do this in two ways: we have our equine therapy program, and our canine stars program. if people come to the fundraising dinner, there's going to be a night full of events too. it really is. we've got lots of entertainment. we have dr dendrite and the twisted synopsis playing from 6 to 7 during our social hour. then we'll have comedian don reese on stage and entertaining us for a while, while we're having our meal. then the dance company will be there to entertain us throughout the evening too. be sure to get your tickets, call 712-239-5042. stacy thanks so much for being here. thanks sarah. thanks for joining us for around siouxland. >> alasksa has the iditarod, but michigan has the "u-p
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and it came to a close last night in marquette. a large bell-ringing crowd was on hand to cheer the mushers on to the finish line. ryan anderson of minnesota beat out martin massi-cote of quebec to win his sixth u-p- 200 championship in the last seven years. the top fifteen racers take home a share of the 28-thousand dollar purse with the first place prize being 72-hundred.
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>> brady: ha, found you. rebecca jonas, okay. that's daniel's wife. that's--no. who the hell have i been dreaming about? >> nicole: ugh, these dogs are really barking. ow. >> theresa: can you believe we went to every site on the east side? >> nicole: i don't know why it's so hard. all dj wear needs is, like, a design area, a little kitchenette, a work area, a couple of offices. i mean, we're not talking about 10,000 square feet here. [groans] >> theresa: i know, i mean, all we need is--

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