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hillary clinton's not so secret weapon is working on her behalf. while donald trump and ted cruz fight for headlines. and the frightening scene out of china toda of a busngulfed inflames. and a race against the clock rescue at sea. and becareful where you stand after it snows. "early today" startss right now. president obama is taking his most aggressive action on gun control to date and sypassing congress in the prosis. just a few hours he will outline gun issues. critics say he is over stepping his power. speaker paul ryan called it a
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over reach. nbc's tracie potts live from washington with more. >> reporter: clearly they are setting it up for a fight here. we're taking a look at what the president isis going to bee announcing in just a few hours and it looks like he wants to focus on restricting some rights of people to buy arms at the gun shows without background checks and adding more fbi and atf agents. after getting the okay from his attorney general and fbi director that it's constitutional he plans to announce new measures to tighten gun laws. >> it's not going to prevent every mass shooting and it won't keep a gun out of the hands of every criminal. but it will potottially save lives. >> reporter: it will require more people who buy weapons at
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>> unfortunately, we need things in place now. >> reporter: republican candidates accuse him of gutting the second amendment. >> his actioms will restrict our law abiding citizens, not the criminals or the terrorists who tearing target them. >> we don't beat the bad guys by taking away our ns. >> what t t p psident will be doing in the next week is an executive order. the next president on the very fifit day could wipip it away. >> reporter: the political stakes are high. the president is doing several public events to gain public suort. part of what he wants to do will actually require congress.. he wants to ad another 200 atf agents and another $500 million totoeal with mental health. shannon.
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tracie potts live for us in d.c. now to the campaign trail and one month from this morning we will likely know the winner of the iowa caucuses. yesterday alone democrats and republicans racked up 15 campmpgn stops in iowa, plus 12 in new hampshire. in all, more than 100 events just this week. the latest poll from iowa shows ted cruz surging ahead of donald trump. and hillary clinton has a nearly 10 point lead over bernie sanders. in new hampshire, sanders holds a lead overr clinton. those two are jockying for position. and trump took a swipe saying not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba and the response from ted cruz. >> politicians behave a certain way when they're panicked and
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that's human nature. i'm not going to get drawn into that muck. i'moing to keep the focus on the issues that matter. >> meanwhile, bill clinton is now officially part of the 2016 campaign but how is he handling donald trump's attacks? for that,. >> reporter:ill clinton at a popularr restaurant in manchester. living up to a famous snl parody. both clintons taking nothing for granted this time. can hillary win this one? >> sure. >> reporter: back in his element
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following a campaign decision not to take clinton's bait. how do you feel about the kind of campaign trump is running, sir? >> the republicans will have to decide who is going to be nominated. how >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa also not taking on trump. >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm going to let him live in h h alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: she calls bill her not so secret weapon. and this time vermont senator, bernie sanders is giving her a run for her money in n n hampshire. only 4 million less than clinton's 37 million raised. all this as both clintons try to stick to their game plan,
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nbc news, new hampshire. >> reporter: i'm katy tur on the campaign trail where he continued to swing at hillary clinton by continuing to jabality bill. following up online he honed over the weekend. >> her husband was paid a fortune for speakers paid by people that were doing business with the state department. >> reporter: then again on sunday. >> i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. >> reporter: and now the billionaire is sxarting to put his money where his mouth is. spending $2 million in iowa and new hampshire in his first tv ad. it's a 30 second summary of trump's campaign hits. stopping illegal immigrants and building a wall but if that
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mexico-u.s. border, you're right. plitolitifact found it's morocco. by playing to fears, trump is hoping for a boost, especially in iowa, where polls have him losing to ted cruz. >> if i come in second, they'll say this is a terrible defeat. >> reporter: and he's tapping down on expectations. >> he's someone who has said he is going to win and if he doesn't, then he fails and thenn he becomes the most dreaded word in the trump lexy conis loser. a south carolina police officer charge would shootd with shooting an unarmed man is out on bail. a judge ruled thatd he could goo free after posting a half
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self phone video showed the north charleston police officer shooting wall shooting walter scott as he fled. his trial is set to begin october 3131. armed militants continue their occupation of a national wildlife refuge near burns, oregeg. and dwdwht hammonn and his son steven have turned themselves into the authorities. and the self called citizens for constitutional freedom are sons of clivenn bundy knono foror his stand off in 2014. the group broke off from a larger protest supporting the hammondsds who had d eir sentences extended by a judge who said the initial sentence was too short.
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peaceful resolution to the situation. meanwhile, schools as far as 30 miles away are closed due to saflt safety concernsns and a video captures a avalanche in turkey. and they rarafor cover, some of them were buriedut thankfully quickly rescued by bystanders. two people were injured. bill karins joins us this morning. >> if i was ice, theyould ve been really, really hurt. we're not dealing with anything like that. thankfully no falling ice or snow. this is the coldest morning of thewinter. and even into areas of the deep south. wind chills this morning are negative 8 in boston, negative 8 in burlington and zero as far south as washington d.c. and a wind chill of 20 in atlanta.
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it is cold just about everywhere. right now is the peek of the cold. from here on out, we're going to start to warm it up and overthe next few days we significantly warm up. and areas like louisville and nashville about 10 degrees warmer. today will be cold in northern new england and 37 by thursday and even buffalo gets up to about 39 by thursday. so, we go from very cold to above average in three days. so, today's forecast, stormy in the west,ot of rain in california. and that will booe a good size snow storm for the rockies. now a closer look at your day ahead. well, we won't see a little bit of ocean effect snow showers this morning in areas of cape cod. you don't have to worry about any snow or ice and we'll have a nice warm up in florida and the
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so, everyone can't say we didn't feel winter. >> remember when we were talking abouou barbecuing on christmas? >> that was a long time ago. it is one of the coolest cars we have ever seen. we'll talk about that coming up. lus a running of the bulls that will surely get your blood flowing on this chilly morning. you're watching "early today." you're looking to save money on your medicare part d d escriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill.
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he was convicted of perjury for lying about the torture. and the consnser product safety commissions is stepping up its probe of hoverboards. this after dozens of reports of hover bord fires in 17 states. thee agency has collected samples and is looking into the safety of the entire product line. at theconsumer electronics show, a so-called ufo line because they're qte not of this world. some say it's a cross between the bat mobile and a porsche. no word when the vehicle will go into production. and in perue at leastight peopop were injuredd during an annual four day running of bulls. people ran for cover as angry bulls stomped and tossed men into the air. let's get dowow to business
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decide the outcome of this one. down threeee with eight seconds, oklahoma misfires and runs out of time as the j hawks hang on in their first meet ogof theing of the season. 109-106. san antonio joins golden state as the only 30 game winner this season. and they improve to 30-6. speaking of the warriors, draymond green had a career night. he became the 15th playerr to string together three straight triple-doubles and the second in warriors history. he took the hornets 111-101. check out a young steph curry with his dad back in the '90s. >> what are you going to be when you grow up? >> a basketball player. >> boy, that's going to take a
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all right, now to some entertainment news this morning. again. the 41-year-old oscar nominee split from 25-year-old model kelly warbuck. the two are still friends. music fans, listen up cocella has just announced its 2016 line up. and guns and roses will headline. and justin bieber's transformation is complete. he posted his new corn rows while on tropical vacation with gal pal hailey baldwin. director michael bay is in preproduction for his fifth and final transformers movie.
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peopleal lost $8.7 billion in monday's sell off. nono to worry though, he's good. yesterday's global sell off was fuelled by weak factory data in china. and a dramatic scene was caught on tape. a fishing boat halfway under water,r,he coast guard was able to pull the five crewman to safety. the body of missing country singer strickland was found in oklahoma yesterday. he was found near an area called bear creek cove. his wife, helen took to social media in remembrance. mark zuckerberg shared his personal goal for the year on facebook. impressed, one woman commented
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date the nerd in school and he encouraged h%r to be the nerd herself. in need of a new scarf, this sheep might be able to help you out. sheila the sheep was sheered monday. say that five times fast, for thth first time in six years. she was lost in the tazmanian wilderness since 2010 but was reued by a local man who found her on the side of the road. her wool weighed 46 pounds. falling short of the current australian fleeceecord at 90 pounds. there was a record for that previously. now a look ahead. tonia couch is expected to appear in ann l.a. courtroom. she face as felony charge in
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of a felon while helping her son flee. we want to wish a happy birthday to bradley cooper, 41, oscar winning actress, dianne keaton iss 70 and oscar winning
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i'm shannonnow on today in iowa: this morningng the president could unveil a new plan to tighten gun laws. we have reaction from candidates on the campaign trail in iowa plus -- a routine test drive takes a turn -- no o expected. the car salesman is kidnapped. and we may already have a favorite athlete to cheer for in he's hoping to turn the tables on all the young competitors out there.

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