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cuse. as new york city saw rain and heavy wind strong enough to blow over this tractor trailer on the george washington bridge. and a vehicle burst into flames. and meteorologist bill karins will join us in just a few minutes for the latest forecast. and donald trump continues to break into the evangelical base. on the indorsement front, trump got his first congressional
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who previously backed jeb bush. california's duncan hunter who recently made news by vaping at a hearing said he would also support trump. >> but former gop nominee mitt romney warned that a quote blockbuster was on the way when trump released his tax returns. an issue that rankaled the >> i think in donald trump's case it's likely to be a bomb shell. >> trump responded to romney's predikds prediction. >> why not just get them out there? >> i'll make a determination at the right time. i'm in no rush to do it. >> he also talked about picking up votes. >> i could win texas. i don't know that i will but i
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that's the only state that i'm a little bit down. and i laugh at the pundits who say if you look at all the rest, it's 53. >> and later he tweeted when ted cruz quits i'll get his supporters, no problem. and milania trump spoke about disagreeing with the donald. >> well, do i agree all the time with him? no. i don't. and i tell him that. i tell him my opinions. i tell him what i think. sometimes he listens, sometime he don't. >> a fascinating look at a very private potential first lady. and some of the latest polling out of ted cruz's home state has the senator an even neck in neck with trump. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is adding the flint
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releasing a new ad. be sure to tune in to msnb later today at 5:00 p.m. eastern and at 8:00 eastern, chris matthews talked to bernie sanders as part of the hardball college tour. don't miss it. and now dangerous side effects from those e-cigarette devices. >> reporter: a customer was simply stopping for snacks at a kentucky gas station when the security camera captured this startling moment. josh hamilton suffered second degree burns. he said the spare battery for his e-cigarette device exploded. it's the latest injury tied to electronic vapor products from oklahoma to california. doctors at harbor view medical center in seattle have seen five different patients in the past
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>> it become as high powered rocket that can cause significant force and injury to the patient. >> reporter: the problem center around lithium ion batteries that can over heat, especially if the wrong charger is used. the vaping assoc yagds says when charged and used under proper conditions, vapor products pose no more of a fire risk than cell phones and laptops. and employees tell customers don't carry the batteries in your pockets. >> sometimes it might touch the . i recommend carrying a battery case like this. >> reporter: advice to make sure people can vape without the fireworks. nbc news los angeles. a video purportedly made by isis supporters makes direct
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mark zuckerberg and twitter ceo dorsey, in response to their recent efforts to remove posts that promote terrorism. it's the first public threat made against zuckerberg. the video, which has not been verified, was allegedly posted oen a social media site popular among isis supporters. bullet holes p. s holes. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with the latest incredible. >> and obviously a deadly storm, the tornados and then just the amount of wind that this storm was producing is really incredible. now it is exiting ohio, head nothing to -- heading into canada. we've had a lot of wind damage reports, massachusetts.
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that is incredible. that's one of the strongest wind gusts ever recorded in the month of february and it's so rare that it has severe thunderstorms in february. it's been 19 years since there have been severe threats at night in massachusetts. and we only have on hour left and boston to cape, right down the coast towards port smith and we still have the snow side of the storm too. the snow is going to continue. especially in central and northern michigan. and additional snowfall will be in the higher elevations in the mountains of the appalachians. now a closer look at the day ahead. behind the storm system, temperatures are cold enough for the snow.
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the low 30s. nice day in areas of the rockies. that's where the warm air is going to be building in the days ahead. i think lot of people in the east coast will be talking about the winds at work today or school. >> and lots of accidents because of it too. major upsets in college sports. plus the battle over the supreme court heats up. details ahead, you're watching "early today." watching "early today." at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor p hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh seconds after carving, we not only seal every slice, we double seal it. the results are something to hillshire farm. because it's
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maximum pain on republicans on their stance not to hear any nominee. >> and president obama said the nominee he's looking for would be imminently qualified, and impeccable credentials. astronaut scott kelly due to return back to earth on tuesday. he's made a huge following after posting stunning photos of the earth from space on social media. kelly shared what he'll miss the most. >> the ability to press our limits with regards to exploration and discovery. i think it's been a privilege of being a part of that and it's something that i'm going to miss. >> by the time kelly returns, he will have travelled more than 143 million miles in space. and check out this high-speed chase that took place in southern california yesterday afternoon after cops try toed
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pull over this ford truck. the chase finally ended after dep ite deputies hit the truck and arrested the suspect. and you have to look at this cute photo of a polar bear playing a game of peekaboo at the detroit zoo. well, it was a dramatic day in the civil lawsuit brought by sports reporter, aaron andrews. she looked on in tears as her dad talked about her trauma after someone secretly filmed her at a hotel. details. >> reporter: an emotional day for aaron andrews, wiping away tears as her father describes her as a shell of the person she previously was. >> she's terrified, she's depressed. she's not the girl that we used to know.
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testifying on behalf of his daughter and her $75 million suit against the man convicted of stocking and accused of secretly filming her naked in her hotel room. >> she kept screaming i'm naked, i'm naked. >> reporter: michael barrett removed and altered the peep hole and then used a cell phone to record her naked. andrews' attorney called a hospitality expert to the stand. >> that's the cardinal sin is to give somebody's room number away or let them know they're staying there. stocked. >> reporter: mr. andrews believes someone needs to pay for what happened to his daughter. >> first time in mai life, as her father where i didn't know
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning. if you're just waking up or if you were kept up by the severe weather overnight, we have lots to talk about on "today in new england." >> sarah: wild weather moved through the area this morning. strong winds doing damage. this tree came down on a car in cambridge, crushing the roof and breaking the windows. there are also thousands of power outages throughout the state. >> christa: in boston the the heaviest rain rolling through around 3:30. boy did it bring quite a lightning show. there were also rumbles of thunder with these storm, as well. >> sarah: speaking of lightning, look at these pictures sent to 7 from barbara in framingham. it's hard to believe these were taken early this morning, making the lightning -- the lightning
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middle of the day. of course it was dark outside. even driving enter work this morning, the bolting of lightning were so strong, seeing them come down toward the city. >> christa: a lot of water on the roadways. two hands on the wheel as you head out. chris, how long will it stick around? >> chris: it looks like for the next two hours. the morning commute, 6:00 a.m. and on, mabley dry. severe thunderstorm getting set to expire. down through plymouth county, these strongest storms now off to the east. we had quite the lightning show marshfield, duxbury, up into scituate and gusty winds. still have some gusty winds, just not as strong as the worst of the storm has passed off to the east. in the city of boston, an amazing light show 2:45, 3:00 a.m. not only, that we had damaging wind gusts coming down. we had wind gusts 69mph in boston and 83mph on top of blue hill. out toward carver, back toward
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franklin up through natick. brief downpours and gusty winds. but these gusty winds not as strong as what we saw a few hours ago. here's the back edge of it, close to 495. this will not last all this long. and we'll close out the morning commute on the dry side and begin it for a lot of folks, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 a.m. on the dry side. look at these winds gusting to 83mph, 600 feet up atop of blue hill. dracut a gust of 66. peak gusts 2:00 until 3:00 a.m. a lot of tree branches and some yard debris in the roads. careful on some of the side streets. there have been a lot of tree branches knocked down, so you may run into some obstacles on the way the work. more on the forecast as "today in new england" stars right now. >> sarah: breaking news first at 5:00, spring-like storms bringing down trees and knocking down power. what you can expect as you start your day. >> christa: and 7news traffic tracker out there on the
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conditions you're facing as you get a live look at a dark and wet roadway right there. >> sarah: also breaking overnight, virginia under state of emergency after deadly storms and tornadoes tear through the region. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: okay. ready or not we're ready for thursday morning. you may want to leave a little early today if you're headed out. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. the calendar might say february, but we're waking up to spring-like conditions. a strong line of storms moving through while you were sleeping. thunder and lightning waking a lot of people up. we'll have a look at the damage left behind and a live report from marshfield where power was knocked out for everyone overnight. first let's check in with meteorologist chris lambert with more on this storm. chris? >> chris: sarah, we had wind gusts near 70mph in the city of boston. many towns recording wind gusts between 50 and 60. there lice the problem with some of the downed tree, tree branches and power lines this morning. waking up out in worcester

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