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the atmosphere t t allow for some ofofhat precipipation to reach the ground. when that happpps, we think a lot of the cold air will be out there. although there's a windodow ofpportunity fromom the morning commute until noon tomorrow we could start eing frozen rain and sleet, it's not goioi to be a lot. enough to cause patchy bad driving conditions and you want to keep your eyes on the road and make sure you don't hit one ofof those, but again, not a wide spspad event unfolding tomorrow morning, but enough to raise t t caution flag. think unionon county schools two-hour delay. that's a wise move to see what unfolds overnight. a wintery mix. look at the mild temperatures for the rest of the woom. erica. dodons of talented singers gave it their all hoping to landd a spot o "the voice." >> nbc charlotte own, larry and carolyn serve d a a judges. we asked our viewers to submit a
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out of hundrdrs submissions we got a few dozen were chosen to audition in person justoping for a chance to make it big. >> it always has been -- my father told me before i could talklk i was singing. i was humming. the story he tells is i was being taken back for a nap and he almost dropped me because he heard me humming oh susanna. >> unfortunately this wasn't matt's big break. the winner was jessica hogue. she wins a
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north carolina has been on the road the entire month of february, butut today the tar heels returnedack to chapel hill and gave the home crowd rolled passesepittsburgh. williams shohong off the arm. the first half looked like a slam dunk contest. brice johnson gets it started. lalas 19. marcus paige flies in for twowo. he finished with 15, but the dunk show not over yet. this time, it's hicks. e of 5 tar heels scored doubub figures and another is just in jackson. he let it's fly from up top. hard hills led at 13 a at the half. hunter'svivie -- loop adds to the league, and drops in the 3 from the corner and unc rolls passed pittsburgh. the
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>> we wanted to p pch somebody and not t t punched in the beginning of the first half. we decided we were going to goo out there and beble to knock them out and not let them mak any. >>e talked about how we were winning before we lost, we were playing great basketball. we re kind of s sapining by with wins. we laid an egg at boston college, but we were able to execute down the stretet. wewe wanted to play harder. we got killll on thehe boards. we weren't perfect. we had too many turnovers, but we played hard and the effort was there. that made up fort. > so now the next game for north carolola is the big rivalry match up. the e h ranked tar heels host duke on wednesday. the blueueevils coming off virginiaast night. we'll seefhat pushes them into this week's top 25 tomorrowowplus we'll find out if the tar heels w wl be moving up before t t b b rivalry game. dudu and unc tips o o wednesday
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we'll have you covereded on nbc charlotte. > e daytona 500 is one week away. it will kickoff with the youngest driver. 20-year-old chase elliot led the pack. he's theoungest pololl winner in the daytona 500istory. this wilil be hisirst time competing in the race. he's replacing gordon. elliot is off to a great start to say the least so far. the onlyther pososion locked in after todod's qualifying is the number 2 spot. matt wille up front with chase elliot. the rest of the qualifying order will be n and duels. this is h h the ne up will look foror the qualifiers this week. and nasasr danny hammon onon he'll start 10th. but getting off to a good start is the beginning for winning the 500.
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bucket list for while. >> we've won nearly every xigs race in all the other racetracks, but we haven't won the daytona 500. it's like the tony stewawa syndrome. it will come eventually. >> and more basketball coming your way, the night the all-star game starts at 8:000 and wraps up a full weeee of star-studded event f fm last night's slam dunk contest.. lots of impressisi moves and we'll see more with this all-star line up tonight. all right. speakingngf sports, there are plenty of people in charlotte that wish panthers linebacker luke will be their valentine's. it says, luke will you marry my y uth ghter rachel. love gale. no word d luke's decision to be large r than life prorosal. i know he's not married, but i believe he has a girirriend, so hate tobreak everyone's heart, but -- right.
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>> i know he's a big football playerer i know he'ss famous. he's got that baby face, but i don't get it.t. what is the big attraction. >> i mean, younow. you got to at least try. >> of course. >> that probablyost a a lot of money, that billboard. >> i would imagine. >> we have snow and ice to talk about north of i-40. that's where the main thrust of the winter storm will develop today and tomorrow. already doing it in the mountains and boone. we're getting a shot towards dawn through tomorrow through noon. that's the window. not a a de spread event, but enough to cacae nuisance problems and you want to keep up to do that. brad at 11:00 and our full weather team tomorrow and that will keeeeyou informed. >> thanks, jim. thank you for watching nbc charlotte at 6 60.
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have a good one.e. good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. supreme court justice antntin scalia
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race for the white house. onlylyhree supreme coururjustices have died in office in more than 60 years, and only one has been confirmed duringngn electiononear since 1940. me gop presidential hopefuls are questioning president obama's established executive authority too nominate aeplacement during this election season. wever, the president has already said it will happen but in dueue time.. kekey o oonnell is at e white house night and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of respect across washington. bubu no pause before the clash of politics. >> thehe is no way the senate shoulul confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in hisisast year i i appointment. [ applause ] >> reporter: an over a succeceor to justice scalia. >> let me just make one point -- barack obama is president of the united states until january 20th, 2017. >> good eveneng, everybody -- >> reporter: presisint obama made clear he
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jujuice and expects the senate tooonsider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously, as should eveveone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our dedecracy. >> reportete if the president gets to s st his third just, that change would make -- third justice, that change wouou make the court mororliberal. compoundingghe shock of scalia's sudden passing is the timing. a campaign year. >> we oughtht to make the 2016 electionn referendum on the supreme court. >> reporter: republican candidate ted cruz had been a law clerk for chief stice rehnquist. now as a senator, he intends to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising that a lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> reporter: democrats are already calling out cruz. >> t t cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the halls of congress. let t m show me the clause thaha says the president's only president for three years. >> reporter: with fewer senate votes, democrats may havav to
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an obama court pick to the campaign trail, as well. >> i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons t tt the republicics would deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional responsibility which is to appoint members to the supreme c crt. >> reporter: for somee gop candidates and repupuican senators, eir opposition goes beyond the idea of simply voting downn anyone the president might choose. they say there should be no confirmation ocess, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. thomas? >> kelly o'donnene at the white house. thank you. and the deaththf juststcalia also raises questions about how t t court might decide a number of key cases thiss term from abortion rights to affirmative action. we get more on scalia's death and its impact from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as in thehe rest of the nation, justice scalia's death is being mournrn in texas where he died saturday at this guest ranchhopular with fellow bird hunters of an apparent heart attack.
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passed awawawith no difficulul at all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our family. >> reporter: a catholic priest from a arby church was summoned to administer last riris. justice s slia's colleagues on the court praiseded towering intellect. ruth bader ginsburg id, "we were best buddies," adding, "he had a rare talent to make even a sober clarence thomas said, "i"iis hard to i igine court without my friend. i will miss him b bnd all measure." the court often divided 5-4 along ideological lines on big cases, justicece scalia's death leaves eight justices and the possibility of tieie votes 4-4. >> if there's a tie, there's no outcome at the supreme court. the lower court ruling stands. it's as if the supreme court never heard the case. >> reporter: a tie vote would leave rulings intact that block president obama's plan tooet five million undocumented migrants stay hehe. a tie would mean the tough new texas
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abortion would remain, possibly inspiring other states to enact similar laws. a tie would be a boost to the financial strength of unions representing teacherer andd other public employees. if a democratiti president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia, that would tilt the court the other way to a majorityyf liberal justices.. >> if president obama were able to put another justice on the court, he would cememt a leftist majority on the court for the next generation or so.. >> reporter: among potential nominees mentioned in legal circles, sri sri srinivasan, indian american, patricia millet on n e d.c. court of appeals, and paul wattford from california. the justices will be back on the bench for n a week and will face the prospect o o finishing without a full court for the first time in more than 50 years. peter? >> pete williams reportinggor us at
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the death of scalia and emerging battle over choososg g and confirming the next justice, the republican presidential candidates were questioned about a number of other key and divisise issues in their debate last night in south carolina. as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate so far. >> justice antonin scalia -- >> reporter: after a moment of silence for justice scalia came the most contentious goppebate so far. >> theyy lied. >> just been telling lies -- >> why do you supply. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the words "liar" or some variation were used at leasas 22 times. 13 by front-runner donald trump. and yet -- >> didn't call ananody a liar -- >> you calledd ted cruz a liar. >> reporter: slammed by jeb bush over foreign policy and how to fight isis in syria. >> it is lewdudicrous to suggest that russia could be a partner in this. >> jeb is so wrong. >> while donald trump was buiuiing a reality tv ow, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> the world tradede center came down during your brother's
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[ boos ] >> reporter: marco rubio trying to rebound from his last debate came to bush's defense today blaming 9/11 on bill clintotos decision tonnot to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to prospepe and by 2001 haveve the ability to rike america. >> reporter: thehe clashed over immigration. wish something rubio had said in a spanish language interview. >> i don't knowwow he knows what i said onn univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: c cz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positiononon >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. are you the single bibiest liarar >> donalal has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record, he screams, liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: striking a different toto, john kasisi. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazaz
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[ applause ] geez, oh man. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if weeon't stop this. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, there seems to be no stopping trump. >> i think it was probably my best performance. >> reportete in a state where politics a aontact sport. the gop primary here is just six days away. tomorrow, hoping to capitalize on his family's popularity in south carolina, jeb bush will be joined on the c cpaign trail by his brother, georgee. bush, and the f fmer first lady t torrow. >> gabe gutierrez reporting from south thank you. for your retirirent, you want to celebrate the littlelehings,
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boston should -- boston, 35. then tuesday, temperatures wilil soar to the mid 50s, about 15 degrees above avavage for the northeast. pittsburgh should even hit 41 degrees. with this next storm system moving in, while it will start as snow, it will turn over to rain. here we e , 5:00 in the morning on monday. lighter snow w owers back through west virginia. we will see a brief period of heavier snow across virginia and washington, d.c. quick one to three inchch possible in washington mondayy morning. then we'll see it turn over to rain as we go into monday night. new york city will alsosoee some light accumulations, abobo then we'll see things turn over to rain through the afternoon and evening on tuesday thomas? >> thank you very when we come back in a moment, a tribute to those who m me a perilous journey. how a symbol off their adversity became art.it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poliliip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentntes
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todayyhrough the twitter account of a company that's embraced their ory, they offered advice to questions like h h do they keep things fresh and new. said ann, "we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs, and we're fine." what a beautiful story. happy v ventine's day to them and to all of you. > that's going to do it foror "nbc nightly news" this sunday. lester holt will be back next sunday. i'm ththas roberts from new york. thank you u d good night. >> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actually think they read the wrong verdict? >> you feel l alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest.
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