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making news in america this morning, gop debate without the front-runner. donald trump wasn't there, but his presence was felt. >> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> the big moments of the night, winners and losers, we're live in iowa. new this morning, under arrest in the investigation of three men escaping from a southern california jail, a woman accused of helping the inmates, her connection to that jail. monster sinkhole swallowing part of the highway. the hole widening and the collapse caught on camera.
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speedo and his medals, why did michael phelps show up to a basketball game like that? hey, good friday morning. right to the top story here, that unusual republican debate just three days until the high stakes iowa caucuses and the front-runner, well, he wasn't there. >> yeah, so seven top candidates agreed to show up and be quizzed by fox news moderators by donald trump refused because he didn't like one of the moderators, megyn kelly. >> so, who did that decision help and would did it hurt? lana zak joins us from des moines with "your voice, your vote." good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, reena and good morning, kendis. you know, donald trump wasn't even on the debate main stage but there was still plenty of memorable moments however most of them were about donald trump. it was the final debate before the first votes are cast in iowa and the national front-runner
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>> let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. still, donald trump's influence was felt. >> everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> reporter: but ted cruz's jokes turned tense. >> the last four questions have been, rapid, please attack ted, chris, please attack ted. jeb, please attack jeb. let me say this -- >> it is a debate, sir. >> if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> reporter: setting marco rubio up for the first of several applause lines. >> don't worry, i'm not leaving the stage no matter what you ask me. >> all: usa, usa. >> reporter: a few miles away trump held his own event. >> i didn't want to be here, i have to be honest. i wanted to be five minutes away. >> reporter: and raised millions for veterans.
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nobody knows. >> reporter: the candidates took on issues from abortion. >> let's get rid of planned parenthood funding. >> reporter: to immigration. >> used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you. >> reporter: how is this for a wild card, the debate moderators were actually prepared for the possibility that trump could arrive even after the debate started. i have to tell you, nothing like this has happened in recent years in iowa and led to a very memorable evening. >> yeah, we didn't know what was going to happen. very interesting. lana, thank you very much. >> truly has been exciting. it does appear this hour that donald trump's decision to skip the debate might be paying off. >> experts say this debate was a front-runner's easiest win yet. without trump's presence there was no obvious standout candidate. according to matthew dowd. >> the biggest winner of this politically was donald trump. i think if you pick somebody on stage, i think rand paul actually did the best. i thought marco rubio won the
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second half but if you had to pick somebody that did well and seemed to do best without donald trump there, it was rand paul. >> if you're looking for concrete numbers an important poll will be released from "the de niro register -- des moines register." >> he still dominated on social media. >> the most talked about on twitter and the most searched on google. on facebook these were the most talked about issues, immigration, isis and islam and muslims. stay with abc news for complete coverage. more analysis on "good morning america." >> we should note the next republican debate will be right here on abc saturday, february 6th in new hampshire. moderated by "world news tonight" anchor david muir and co-anchored by martha raddatz. >> in case you haven't had your fill the democrats add one more,
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february 9th. a reversal for clinton who originally tried to keep them at a minimum. now she says she's waiting for sanders to agree. abc's jonathan karl asked sanders what's up. day one. >> reporter: i know. interested. what happened now that they want more debates? >> what's changed clinton used to be the clear front-runner. now sanders is surging. debates can be risky for anyone in the lead. stay tuned to this one. a teacher arrested for providing material support to nose three escapees from a southern california jail. this woman taught english as a second language at the jail and suspected of giving the inmates google maps, and authorities released the photos of this van that was stolen and say the escapees may be living in it. the four remaining militia members still at the oregon
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leave if no one is is arrested. this video was released showing lavoy finicum being shot by the state police. they say finicum was killed after twice reaching for a loaded weapon. the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch is in a texas juvenile detention center. couch and his mother fled to mexico in december after a video surfaced with him at a party with alcohol. later today, a judge expected to decide whether couch should be moved to an adult jail until a hearing next month. well, the west coast is bracing for another el nino driven storm. looking at the radar you can see it taking shape. this weekend showers likely in san francisco, phoenix, las vegas, as well. and the heaviest rain may fall from los angeles to san diego.
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saying it's, quote, spreading explosively. here in the u.s. at least 31 cases in 11 states all contracted before coming back to the u.s. the mosquito-borne virus is linked to birth defects. dr. richard besser is in brazil where the first cases in this current outbreak surfaced last summer. >> if you're looking at similar type viruses what they find, when a person recovers from that infection after about a week or so and their symptoms are gone, the virus is out of their body. so scientists don't believe that future pregnancies are going to be at any risk at all, just the current one when you're infected. >> emergency w.h.o. committee will be convened on this national health emergency. circuit city coming back. once the biggest big box technology retailer, the company went bankrupt eight years ago and now the new circuit city plans to open as many as 100 stores by next year.
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in the northwest. also plan on some slippery conditions from the great lakes into the atlantic coast. if you're flying, san francisco is the only spot where weather-related delays are possible. well, classes are canceled today at a texas middle school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak from a faulty boiler. >> at least 145 were made sick and some students left on stretchers, others loaded on to buses to a hospital. they were treated and released. all the students are expected to be okay and authorities are vowing no one will be allowed in that school until it's deemed safe. a massive sinkhole has forced the closure of a main highway in southern oregon. pictures you have to see. the slide started on the freeway, the 101, around noon after a storm dumped nearly an inch and a half of rain. the owner of a nearby diner capturing it all. take a listen. >> it really moved.
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undermined all four lanes of the heavily traveled 101. well, the doctor who inspired the movie "concussion" says o.j. simpson may be suffering from a degenerative brain disease. dr. bennet omalu telling "people" magazine he strongly suspects simpson is suffering from cte. the disease can lead to a wide range of behavior problems and led to untimely deaths of many former players. in 2012 simpson actually considered arguing that he had a brain disorder when asking for a new trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges in nevada. one of the original members of the psychedelic rock group jefferson airplane has passed away talking about songwriter, singer, guitarist paul kantner. he passed away in san francisco last night after suffering from organ failure and septic shock. kantner was behind such classics as "white rabbit and "somebody to love" that you hear there. kantner was 74 years old. a mystery solved this morning after the greater new
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reports of the ground shaking stretched from southern new jersey to connecticut and even long island. military officials now say it was a series of sonic booms that were caused by fighter jets conducting supersonic tests off the coast which broke the sound barrier. it was very scary for some >> yeah, it was. well, from the ground shaking on one coast to a mess-up by the ground crew for the super bowl. morning. >> they're preparing the levi stadium field in santa clara. and you can see the broncos end zone way off in the distance but you see the closer end zone, it was also painted with the >> oh, come on. end zone and scrubbed one of them and repainted it with the panthers logo. >> so there will be no confusion come super bowl sunday. >> yeah, but the middle they they have to do that -- i'm kidding. >> well, time now for sports and some college basketball.
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neil and stan at espn. >> good morning. it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. neil everett, stan verrett and big ten college basketball. >> yeah, let's go maryland and iowa. this was a good game. it was on television. rasheed sulaimon, former dukie, fear the turtle, 17 points, 5 assists, that big kid who scores all the points for iowa, he didn't score a lot. he had nine. he was 2 of 13. mark turgeon, former oregon assistant coach. big win for his club. maryland by a six-pack. how about michigan state and northwestern. denzel valentine, leading man, way out there.
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time to check "the pulse" and first up, america's changing and now so is barbie. mattel unveiling three new body types for the doll that has shaped so many american girls' idea of beauty. alongside the original impossibly thin model there are now tall, petite and curvy bodied barbies too. >> barbie will come in a variety of skin tones, even hairstyles.
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two years ago amid falling sales. they're for sale online and in stores starting march 1st. and i love that some cost as little as $10. >> that's a major change. barbies are really pricey. not that i know but they can be. michael phelps getting a crowd fired up. but he wasn't wearing much while doing it. >> no, he did have a bow tie. >> he did. phelps is supposed to be focused on olympics training but joined fans at the arizona state's basketball team and the curtain of distraction. >> okay, so the group's goal is to distract opponents' free throws and it worked. the player missed both free throws. i mean, seriously, if you had michael phelps with some of his 18 medals in a speedo. >> training is going just fine for michael phelps there. >> you're saying the body is -- >> the body is on fleek as the young people call it. >> very nice. the outfit is on flick. >> oh, it's flick, not fleek? >> that's okay. >> would you wait in line for days for a pair of shoes?
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shoes here. take a look. there are some fans here who are camped out in chicago waiting jordans hitting the shelves tomorrow. one guy has been there since early monday morning. >> the limited supply air jordan 2 retro has quilted sides, suede detailing and the price tag, $650. >> wow, is there gold with that? >> i would think so. right? but many people in line say that they intend to resell the shoes >> which is what a lot of people do. it's an incredible market. >> didn't know that. well, if you're fed up with your job and need a new career, how about hugging a panda? >> okay, but if you're willing and able, the giant panda protection research center in china is looking for full time panda huggers offering a salary that's pretty decent, $32,000 a year. >> and if you think about it, if you factor in the cost of living, that salary actually stretches a lot further than it does here. one possible downside, though, you don't get any days off in this gig.
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side effects are nausea and an increase in liver enzymes. if you think you have ibs with diarrhea, talk to your doctor about new xifaxan. our top stories on this friday morning, seven top republican candidates took part in the last debate before the primary season kicks off with monday's iowa caucuses, but front-runner donald trump wasn't there. a woman who taught english at a jail has been arrested for helping three southern california inmates escape. she's charged with providing material support including google maps to the inmates. the fbi has released video of a militia member, lavoy finicum, being killed by state police near the federal wildlife refuge in oregon. agents say finicum was reaching for a loaded weapon when he was shot. and taking a look at today's weather, stormy in the west, sunny and warm across the south. light snow and some rain from the northeast to the great
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windy but dry in the southeast. well, finally from us, the late night comics take on the news of the week. >> here now are your "friday funnies." >> democrats held a presidential forum last night on cnn where candidates were interviewed individually. candidates were asked questions like, what would you do about the wage gap? do you plan to raise taxes and how did you get in here? >> this was his big moment during the "q" and "a" portion. he said, i can't just sit here, i have to take off my jacket and stand up, and he rolled up his sleeves and showed off his body. it's like magic martin. >> i would like to hear from you on why you feel the enthusiasm isn't there. >> take a look at him. his response to the question. >> donald trump can't possibly really want to be president. world. he knows that the presidency, if it can do this to barack obama in eight years, imagine what donald trump will look like. >> donald trump announced that
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in the fox news debate tomorrow night. >> i have to believe jeb bush is excited. it's like when the bully stays home sick from school, you get one day of not getting beat up. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters. okay. it's like incredible. >> it doesn't sound like he was complimenting the loyalty of his supporters. he sounds like he's complaining about a clingy girlfriend. i could shoot people on fifth avenue and she would text me heart emojis at 2 a.m. >> if this were the wwe, donald trump would have shown up in iowa tonight with a mask and a folding chair and just started beating everyone over the head. >> they're still trying to get people excited about the debate, so even going out without donald trump, i don't know if this is working. have you seen this commercial? watch. >> thursday night it's the fox news republican debate, sure, donald trump won't be there, but that doesn't mean this debate won't blow your foxing mind. we still got a bush that won't be tamed.
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