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we'll tell you how one organization plans to get more of them involved in the political process. fanatic fans.. iowa state is getting ready for another big game on monday... and students are proving again they'll do just about anything for some of the best seats. it's friday january 22nd.. today in iowa starts now.... first on 13... the days until
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dwindling this morning and it has candidates pulling out all the stops. but one emerging group is trying up... latino citizens have historically been one of the least involved groups for caucusing... in 2012 just over one thousand iowa latinos participated... now community leaders say that's having a harmful effect... presidential candidates aren't making them a priority. so the league of united latino american citizens has set out to make a change... since 2007, they've doubled the registered to vote ... and come caucus time... they want all latinos to have it marked on their calendar. ... the way our community celebrates dia de los muertos or 3 kings day or mothers day and father's day...we want you to make iowa caucuses part of your culture." this year the group hopes to
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here's a look at the campaign trail today... mike huckabee and ben carson make a total of nine stops through the state... carson will be at drake this evening... for a b-e-t town hall. meanwhile a new poll shows a shake up at the top... the cnn poll has bernie sanders sitting on top. with 51-percent of the vote.. he holds an eight point lead over hillary clinton. that's the biggest lead any major poll has given sanders since early september. on the republican side, it shows donald trump with a double digit lead in iowa.. he brings in 37-pecent. ted cruz is pulling at 26-percent support. marco rubio is third... followed by ben carson and jeb bush. that switch-up has both sides striking harder this morning... donald trump/ presidential candidate"guys like ted cruz will never make a deal because
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cannot have that!"" presidential candidate"we are seeing the washington establishment abandoning marco rubio. i think they've made the determination that marco can't win. and they're rushing to support donald trump." po-154th :44 - :53 presidential candidate"he's been in congress. he's been elected to office a lot longer than i have. i was in the senate for eight wonderful years representing new york. he's been in the congress for 25." bernie sanders gets set to launch a new ad for iowans today... po-154th 1:00 - 1:06 "counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike, they've all come to look for america." the ad features the old simon and garfunkel anthem, "america". recent polls show likely democratic caucus-goers trust sanders over clinton on the economy ... but clinton over sanders on foreign policy. that will soon be one in a slew of political messages hitting your television. experts say political advertisements will only gain momentum between now and caucus night.
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voters make their decision at the last minute. so -- candidates will be more visible now -- than ever before. you can expect to see more family members and celebrities along the campaign trail... local political science professors say it's just smart campaigning.. chris larimer / political analyst :12"we know that for the most part, that political behavior is habitual. if you do it once, you're more likely to do it again, including voting or going to a campaign rally. so, if a celebrity gets a student out to an event, that's great, because they're more informed about the political process." hillary clinton is already using star power to wow iowans... she invited pop star demi lovato to her appearance in iowa city yesterday... next week she brings a list of other celebrities on board including jamie lee curtis. a des moines film festival is bringing in a bit of hollywood as well this morning... the "define american film festival" kicked off last night... it featured oscar- nominated film producer chris weitz. all of the festival's films explore immigrant issues... the organizer -- who is an undocumented immigrant -- says
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very partisan and political issue through film. "really hard to think of another issue as politicized and as partisan as immigration. i've been here in des moines now for a few days and it's been fascinating just watching the television ads from the candidates and whenever immigration comes up i'm wondering like are they talking about human beings? it sounds insects." the festival runs through tickets are still
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the union county man accused in a double murder case is in
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jerry dillinger of thayer faces two counts of first degree murder... last month authorities found body in a farm pond near lorimor. as they were investigating... they found a second body nearby... lorretta was jerry dillinger's ex-sister-in-law. his this morning in union county court. an iowa state student is behind bars this morning for threatening classmates with gun. 26-year-old jerome clinton is now charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon... campus police say he pointed a loaded handgun at several people on campus wednesday. they say he was trying to start a fight with them when it happened. he was arrested shortly after... clinton is being held in story county jail on an 80-thousand dollar bond. two people face charges after a high speed chase crashed into a
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urbandale police say 24-year old conor forrest wasn't wearing his seatbelt... so they tried to pull him over, and he sped off... he lost control at meredith and 83rd.... and you can see the result... luckily no one was injured. forrest is now charged with eluding... and interference with official acts. his passenger is also charged with interference. a wisconsin man faces charges after police say he led officers on a chase.. and then crashed into a dart bus. the bus driver received minor injuries. police arrested 23 year old zachery senger yesterday. he is charged with eluding, and o-w-i. hawkeye fans are celebrating a growing list of wins... they took on rutgers last night... where weather kept many home... but the hawks come in hot regardless... peter jok fires 11 of the hawks first 13 points. hawkeyes keep the lead... and finish off their 8th straight win... 90-76. for most of us the phrase today is t-g- i-f... but in ames they can't wait for
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students are already in line to get into hilton coliseum for the big game.. that is where we find channel
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they say college is one of the
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but the pressure on students to get there is now greater than ever. a new report is recommending major changes to the college application process to level the playing field. coming up...some of those suggestions and what they mean to high school
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the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that's the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the world... is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job... she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women... and stop the republicans from ripping all our progress away. so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support, i'm going to deliver. i'm hillary clinton
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congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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it's a daunting and overwhelming
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it's a daunting and overwhelming task for most people...applying for college. from g-p-a to s-a-t and a-c-t
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they are more than just a number on a page. the new recommendations that could do away with typical college admission requirements and how they would benefit low income
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the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza,
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the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. our top story... an accused double murderer is in court thayer faces two counts of first degree murder... last month authorities found the body of dillinger's ex- sister-in-law in a farm pond near lorimor. as they were investigating... they found a second body nearby... dillinger's arraignment is this morning in union county court. iowa's latino community is trying to grow its role in picking the next president... leaders say just one-thousand latinos caucused in 2012... and that's causing candidates to overlook them this time around. iowa's latino american organization wants to make a change for 2016. they're aiming for 10-thousand latinos to make the caucus.
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placement classes... to sports... jobs... and extracurriculars. the pressures put on today's high school students to spread themselves out ...in an effort to stand out on college applications... are greater than ever. now, an unlikely group is banding together to say: enough is enough. here's nbc's rehema ellis. for these high school juniors...applying to college feels overwhelming. 12;;14 re: "i want to see a show of hands, you feel any pressure about the college application process?" eh: definitely. re: you think everyone's feeling the pressure. eh: everyone's feeling the pressure jj: everyone is, yes. to some...even unfair. 12;11;01 sot james johnson, high school junior "i also have a job outside of school so, trying to get involved in extra curricular activities is somewhat difficult." today...in part, sponsored by the harvard graduate school of education and colleges and universities nationwide...now recommends stunning changes in the application process. sot richard weissbourd senior lecturer, harvard graduate hool of education 11;17;38 "it's the first time in history have banded together to reshape the among the project's suggestions... de-emphasize standardized sting...possibly making the t d act-s optional... stress quaty over quantitwhen it comes to extracurricular activities and advanced
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dial down achievement essure... sot rehema ellis 11;47;09 "is this an effort to level the playing field in the admissions office?" sot richard issbourd;47;37 "absolutely. it's an opportunity to more fairly pture thentributions of low income and rking class students who have demanding family sponsibilities, community sponsibilities..." new collegepications may include an essay question for unts to explain theirntributions to others...;20;19 rehema ellis: "do youink that a college looks at e contributionue making to your family? e same way they look at an trurricular, an ap course, something of that nature?" ;20;35 james johnson, highschool junior: "they only see ke the number, like what you t down on paper. like theyn't know like,ur sty, the real you. so."12;20;47 reha ellis: "you'd like to tl them your story?" 12;20;49 james johnson, highhool junior: "of course. i'd ke to tell evero.aange in college admissions licy could be 2 to 3 years
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students at iowa state are getting ready for a long night ahead... no studying here... the university's dance marathon kicks off tonight. students will dance the night away from sun down to sun up... all in the name of helping kids with cancer. last year the organization raised 444-thousand dollars... all of which goes to the university of
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the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that's the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the world... is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job... she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women...
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so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support, i'm going to deliver.
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up
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