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it's wednesday, january 20th and coming up on "early today," breaking news, terrorists strike a university. reports of almost two dozen killed in pakistan. late details ahead. stumping for trump. sarah palin throws her considerable political capital behind trump rather than cruz. and sanders above hillary clinton. sdwhnchts . and the governor faces an onslaught of criticism. a monster storm.
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and good morning everyone. i'm shannon mulaire. we begin with the breaking news and a terror attack on students. about 21 miles outside the city of peschwar. the attack happened shortly after the school opened and two exploeshzs were reportedlycampus. authorities say four of the gunman were killed during an exchange of gun fire with security forces. so far no claims of responsibility. in 2014, the taliban attacked a school there killing more than 150 people, mostly children. former alaska governor, sarah palin has indorsed donald trump for president. speaking in iowa, she said trump
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he's gone rogue. the former presidential candidate, went on to go against the republicans stab establishment. and daily news isn't holding anything back in tomorrow's paper. nonetheless, the announcement dominated twitter. within five hours of speak, there were tweets mentioning sarah pail within a peek of 1800 per minute. here is more from iowa. >> reporter: political fire brand, meets political fire brand. sarah palin made it official during his wait behind donald trump at the expense of ted cruz and doing it right where it matters most, iowa. there's long been chatter of a palin-trump indorsement, they have similar attention grabbing styles. and they seem to genuinely like
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back in 2011, at a new york pizzeria, amid rumors of a palin presidential campaign. >> she didn't ask me for that. and she's a terrific earlier, he had no kind words for senator mccain, catapulting her to national fame. and the outsider adored by the disaffected. she could have been a natural fit for cruz. in fact, she indorsed his 2012 senate run and he credited her with his win. >> i love sarah palin. she's fantastic. without her friendship and support, i wouldn't be in the senate today. and it took the texas senator to task for his renewable fuels.
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weeks away and poles showing trump neck to neck with cruz, crucial. less than 24 hours before, her 26-year-old son, track was arrested on domestic violence charges. he and his girlfriend were arguing when he allegedly hit her in the head with a closed fit where he then kicked her in the knee and he threw his girlfriend's sell foin cell phone, and palin pulled a rifle on her saying, quote you think i won't do it? bernie sanders continues his surge with a new poll showing the vermont senator taking an overwhelming lead in new hampshire. just 12 days before voters caucus in iowa. andrea mitchell with details. >> reporter: he's moving on up. bernie sanders in a spanking new
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>> i walk around these comfortable seats but the purpose of the bus is to help us get around your beautiful state. >> reporter: with 13 days to go, it's hillary clinton's nightmare scenario. it is competitive. in iowa, they have nearly the same number of paid staff and he's spent more time in iowa, 51 days to her 39 and by raising money online from small donors, his team says they have the money to keep going. a new cnn poll has sanders ahead by 27 points, a huge leap from his four point advantage in our poll last week. in alabama, sanders proved he can attract thousands. >> that inevitable candidate, ain't so inevitable. >> her lifeline could be barack
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a running mate. a whopping 87% of democrats view obama favorably. tragedy on the campaign trail tuesday, one of ben carson's campaign volunteers died after the van they were riding in hit a patch of ice, flipped over and was hit by another car. seen here with carson, died from his injuries. three other passengers were treated and released. on tuesday, he temporarily suspended the campaign to meet with his family. state and federal officials in the ongoing health crisis that snider is calling a disaster and a mess. snider said the government had failed, promising those account responsible would be held
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and they said a doctor would travel to flint to coordinate federal efforts. and michael moore was highly critical of governor snider's response. >> he sent in the national guard. i was there in flint this week. he sent seven national guard. seven. >> he urged president obama to visit flint during his trip to detroit this week. and other celebrities have lent their voices. cher said other artists should help financially. and sandra burnhard. and yesterday, braising more frigid temperatures to pick up much needed to water from national guard troops. here is more. >> reporter: dozens gathered outside the michigan state house demanding action and answers
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address embattled governor solution. >> there can be no excuse. when they turn on the tap, they expect and deserve clean, safe water. it's that simple. >> reporter: residents in flint learned their water supply is contaminated with led, a problem when in 2014, to save money, river. and they think salt in the water curoded led pipes, leaving the community at risk. and doctors say lead levels in children have doubled or tripled since the switch. police and the national guard are passing out bottled water, while they pour over city leaders showing water samples may have been thrown out. a group of flint residents
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lawsuits against county and state officials. >> they were staring at a public health emergency and they sat on it. for over 10 months. >> reporter: with effects that many worry will last a lifetime. jay guy, ray, nbc news. >> and snyder said his emails would be made publicly available online today. isis fighters are getting a massive pay cut. according to league document said, that means isis fighters in syria would see their pay drop to about $200 a month, while foreign fighters would get about 400. it's likely a result of oil strikes on their infrastructure. and they confirmed that the masked executioner, jihadi john, is dead.
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continue to search former fbi agent, believed missing in iran now for nine years. he was not among the americans involved in the iranian prisoner swap. >> hi, everybody, god bless you. >> reporter: free after four 1/2 years in an iranian prison. >> this is all so surreal. >> reporter: received and elated. >> to see your wife for the first time, it's like being born again. and i just really feel proud to be an american. >> reporter: in disbelief as his captors suddenly told him to pack his things, he suddenly landed in switzerland monday. >> as soon as we got out of iranian airspace, champagne popped. i didn't want to let my
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>> reporter: and he thanks the president, congress and his family for securing his freedom. >> even the iranian officials who were our captors were amazed and asked us why is it that they're working so hard for you and i said that's america. a third day of lake effect snow caused whiteout conditions in syracuse, new york and more is on the way. tuesday's snowfall was so heavy, plows had a tough time keeping up to it. al meteorologist, bill karins is here. >> west virginia, virginia, maryland, we're 2 and half days away but every computer model is really pinpointing this area for historic snowfall including washington d.c., possibly richmond.
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you'll see a lot of snowfall amounts. this is our european snow cast model. two feet of snow everywhere in pink. and that two feet of snow possibly even nor near or in the washington d.c. area. we're in historic territory, if this materializes. so, now let's go to our american computer model. there's excellent agreement. two feet of snow, possibly up to three feet, west virginia, virginia mountains. it has heavier snow in philadelphia and in southern new england. that's the question, how bad will the snowfall be boston to new york? but if you're in the d.c. area, boston, philadelphia, now is the time to start preparing. now a closer look at your day ahead. well, the forecast is going to be calling for snow through the
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lots of school delays and cancellations as far south as nashville. a wintry mess early today. and the other thing besides just the snow, the coastal impacts are going to be very significant. >> thank you. right now might be the best time all year to buy airline tickets and not just because of what he just talked about. plus, jaime fox to the rescue. the actor becomes a real life saver. you're watching "early today." and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back! good, clean food pairs well with anything. the clean pairings menu. 500 calories or less. at panera. food as it should be. when you've got a house full of guests on the way
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning. middle of the week. fcialgly wednesday. we're good to go for "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking news overseas. at least 19 people are dead after a gunman opened fire on a university in pakistan. a student and teacher are among the dead. the taliban is taking responsibility. >> christa: also breaking overnight, closer to home, a deadly fire in scituate. the fire marshal says man died inside this house last night. officials also say the home was filled with clutter, presenting some problems for fire crews. >> sarah: thousands of students returning to class this morning after about a dozen massachusetts schools were the target of bomb threats yesterday. the f.b.i. is now investigating where those calls came from.
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talking has started. the broncos calling out tom brady. what they're accusing him of doing on the field. it's only a matter of time, right? can't keep their mouths zipped for too long, right? >> sarah: let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. we're all watching that snow. >> chris: we're watching the pats for the weekend, like t.b. 12 needs any more motivation out good morning, everyone. the wind speeds this morning, they're still active, just not morning. wind-chill factor minus 3 in worcester. 5 in boston. 10 in norwood. the winds sustained at about 15 to 20mph, occasionally seeing higher gusts closer to 30. yesterday gusting close to 50. so we've backed off slightly, but still 30, 35mph wind gusts. it's a cold breeze out there. temperatures this afternoon about 5 to 6 degrees warmer than yesterday afternoon. so it will be a cold breeze for the kiddos heading out there at lunchtime.
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up to about 3 degrees -- 30 degrees this afternoon. what about the weekend storm? there is no question there will be a powerful ocean storm, coastline. the highest risk for heavy snow and powerful winds will be across the mid atlantic, baltimore down through d.c., back into northern virginia. a lot of coastal flooding from new jersey points south, as well. for us for the heavy snow risk, it's slighter because it's going to be a sharp cut-off and that track will be critical to how far north some of the heavier snow goes. for the timing of snow, if indeed it does work in here, it would be saturday afternoon, saturday night into sunday morning, and again the track critical to determining the amount of snow we get. i think regardless there is enough wind generation that we may have some minor coastal flooding at minimum, so we'll have to keep an eye on that. more on the forecast as "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: breaking news first at 5:00 a.m. violence erupting at a university in pakistan.
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