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them by 84% to 14%. why are young voters going for sanders? do you understand what that dynamic is? >> absolutely? >> reporter: what is it? >> system is rigged against you, vote for me, i'll break up the big banks and tax the billion airs and give you free college and cut the cost of health care, end of story. >> reporter: after squeaking out a win in iowa, clinton is now sounding more like sanders. >> i know that we can finish the job of universal health care coverage for every single man, woman and child! >> reporter: she's now trying to lower expectations here in new hampshire where sanders from neighboring vermont has a double-digit lead, hoping her husband, who was once the comeback kid here, will help her at least avoid too big a defeat. andrea mitchell, nbc news, manchester, new hampshire. >> reporter: i'm kasie hunt with the sanders campaign in new hampshire where they are hoping to turn iowa momentum into his first 2016 victory next tuesday.
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began the political revolution not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire but all over this country. >> reporter: sanders criticizing clinton after this comment last night. >> i am a progressive who gets things done for people. >> reporter: do you think hillary clinton is a progressive? >> some days, yes. except when she announces that she is a proud moderate and then i guess she's not a progressive >> reporter: vermont senator still riding high after that near miss in the iowa caucuses that the campaign says was anything but a loss. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> reporter: according to entrance poll, that performance was powered by first-time caucus-goers who went for him 59% to 37%. but those polls also show a steep challenge for sanders. iowa democrats who are most concerned about which candidate can win in november backed hillary clinton by 60 points. >> well, i like you, bernie, i want to vote
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don't think you can win. well, i think that today we took a giant step to overcome that kind of doubt. >> reporter: it was a whirlwind night for sanders. a red eye flight to new hampshire where hundreds of supporters rallied for him at 5:00 in the morning. >> what time is it? that's amazing. >> reporter: another sign of that enthusiasm? after his speech last night bernie sanders raised over $1 million. lester? >> all right, kasie, thanks. let's turn to chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, what impact will last night have it is a plays ought over new hampshire the next week? >> now we see a shift in the burden of proof on candidacies n.iowa the burden of proof was on donald trump and hillary clinton and ted cruz. ted cruz passed his test. hillary clinton barely passed her test. now the burden of proof shifts in new hampshire to bernie sanders and donald trump. donald trump and bernie sanders have
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weeks. here. well, hillary clinton might have a little clintons have done well in new hampshire in the past, and now we know everything into the air on the republican side of things. so i think that's the big change here is suddenly must-win states for sanders and trump. >> all right, chuck. thank you. there are a pair of troubling new developments in the doctors in the u.s. are reporting the first known case of the virus being sexually transmitted. while in brazil experts are trying to determine whether the virus could be linked to a rare condition that causes paralysis in adults. nbc's rehema ellis reports from brazil. >> reporter: mosquitos are the primary way the zika virus is transmitted, but today the cdc confirmed the first case acquired by sexual contact in texas. as a result, the cdc tells nbc news it will now issue a new advisory this week.
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back, gets sick with zika and then has sexual intercourse with a woman who is pregnant or may be pregnant, there is the theoretical risk that that woman could then become infected with zika. >> reporter: as health officials study transmission, the cdc is also investigating other serious illnesses seca may cause beyond microcephaly in babies. in brazil, 27-year-old dave gomez is recovering from sudden paralysis he woke up a month ago after having zika zika-like symptoms. he was diagnosed with gulan-barre syndrome, a debill interrogate and often treatable condition with blood cell infusions and physical therapy. >> last year we have 65 cases. >> reporter: this neurologist says that's four times higher than normal at her hospital. you think the zika virus is connected
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>> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: who is at risk? >> everybody. >> reporter: the cdc is on the ground in brazil looking into the possible link. >> we're doing a study so we can determine if there's a relation and if so which people are most at risk. >> reporter: you're saying he could be disabled for the rest of his life? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: this 59-year-old farmer paralyzed for a month with guillan-barre syndrome showing no signs of recovery as scientist race to solve this unfolding medical mystery. raheem ark ellis, nbc news, recife, brazil. much of this country is under threat of severe under 13 million people are under south while blizzard conditions continue to pound the plains and midwest where they hard. in the threat zone. >> reporter: the massive winter storm pummeled the midwest and plains, blizzard conditions in iowa and beyond. >> this will be a big snow, maybe some of
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and 2009. >> reporter: 11 inches of snow in the hawkeye state and more than a foot in colorado, and in nebraska, where whiteout conditions choked more than 100 miles of interstate 80, 15 inches of snow. airports scrambling to keep up. nearly 2 million americans under blizzard warning tonight with 21 million at risk for severe storms. >> we could have wind, hail, even tornadoes today. >> reporter: late today reports of at least two tornadoes damaging a church and a college in mississippi, reported sightings in alabama, tornado watches from louisiana to kentucky. in memphis, parking lots and intersections flooded in minutes. meanwhile in pennsylvania, a bold prediction. >> there is no shadow to be cast, an early spring is my forecast! >> reporter: only the 18th time punxsutawney phil has not seen his shadow since the late 1800s, and with el nino bringing temperatures up to 25 degrees above average
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out of the question, but for millions of americans it can't come early enough. and tonight the storm is on the move with new reports of tornadoes and tornado damage coming in by the minute and the threat of tornadoes, lightning, hail and damaging wind continuing tonight and into tomorrow for millions of americans. lester? >> jacob rasc ho n tonight, thank you. comedian bill cosby appeared in court for the first case against him. cosby is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a woman in 2004. a former district attorney who declined to pursue charges in the case back in 2005 test today. he said the accuser had credibility issues, but he also says he supports the decision now to prosecute cosby. the defense wants the case dismissed. still ahead tonight, they are accused of a shocking crime, a pair of virginia tech students charged in the killing of a 13-year-old girl. why it's raising new concerns about the dangers of social
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moments inside the cabin when a huge hole is blown out of the
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investigators have released new details of the shocking murder of a 13-year-old girl in virginia. charged in the case are a pair of teenaged students from virginia tech, and there is much concern over what role social media may have had in the crime. nbc's janet shamlian explains. >> reporter: the
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of nicole madison lovell living the unimaginable. >> nicole touched many people throughout her short life. >> reporter: authorities tonight say the 13-year-old was stabbed to death and the connection to two promising college freshmen from virginia tech charged in her murder may be social media. the seventh grader was active on twitter and a facebook forum called teen dating and flirting. the night she disappeared nicole reportedly showed a friend texts from an 18-year-old man she said she was planning to meet. they came on a messaging app called kick which authorities say has been used by sexual predators. >> we will not let this violence define us. >> reporter: police say 18-year-old david eisenhauer, a track star and engineering student, kidnapped and murdered nicole. 19-year-old natalie keepers was originally charged with helping him get rid of the body. authorities now say she was involved before nicole died. >> natalie keepers
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with being an accessory before the fact to the first-degree murder of nicole lovell. >> reporter: the seventh grader went missing last week after climbing out of her bedroom window. her body found 80 miles away in north carolina. >> these two individuals took my daughter from this plante, and i want to know why. i want all the information i can get. >> reporter: a family, a community without answers, shaken to its core. janet shamlian, nbc news. >> we're back in a moment with a major change military leaders want to make
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a terrifying incident aboard a passenger plane in somalia when a huge hole was blown in the side of the fuselage mid-air. a passenger captured the scene inside the cabin after the rupture occurred at 10,000 feet. the plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
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injured. the cause of the rupture is under investigation. should young women have to register for the draft? the top officers in the army and marines both told congress yes today about two months after the pentagon opened all combat positions to women. even though no draft is currently in place, almost all young men ages 18 to 25 are required to register for it. e the white house has announced a new recipient for the medal of honor, but the navy has not him because he's a member of the elite and covert s.e.a.l. team six. senior chief special edward byers will receive a medal for bravery in a dramatic rescue mission to free an american doctor 2012. when we come back here tonight, onward to new hampshire. how voters are making ahead of the very
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e timely tonight, as we noted at the top of the newscast, the
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political universe has now officially shifted from iowa to new hampshire. a week from now the state holds very first primary in the nation, so what's weighing on the minds of voters there? we asked our kevin tibbles to visit a town in new hampshire to fine out in our series "we the people." >> reporter: in the shadow of the rugged white mountains sits littleton, new hampshire, the town that gave america the story of pollyanna and where you can still feel her optimistic spirit on main street. >> it's a positive mood, people collaborating and working together. >> reporter: but littleton also embraces new hampshire's motto of live free or die. at chuter's candy store. >> wow. >> reporter: owner jim aldon savers his role as an independent, like some 40% of the voters here. >> they are going to make their decision on their own. not really influenced by, you know, the crowd. >> reporter: inside northern lights music
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have a rhythm all their own. >> i will decide when i cast my vote. >> reporter: son asher wants his candidate to be as independent as he is. >> not having those views dictated to him by people who are advising him. he's truly independent. >> reporter: but while much of new hampshire has fared well out of the recession, many say it has come from hard work and sacrifice. >> i'm not looking for a handout. i don't want anything from government, and i want my fellow neighbor to feel the same way. >> reporter: art runs a local frame shop and while his mind is made up his independent spirit runs deep. >> at the end of the day the world isn't a pollyanna. we do have to make tough decisions. >> reporter: the granite state will make up its mind when it's good and ready, and by golly, as pollyanna would say, that is something to be glad about. kevin tibbles, nbc news, littleton, new hampshire. >> and that is going to do it for us on this tuesday night.
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for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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it's wednesday, february 3rd and coming up on "early today," presidential hopefuls make the mad dash to new hampshire with six days to go until the nation's first primary. and zika in the u.s. a double weather whammy in the nation's mid-section with reports of multiple tornados. plus, should women register for the draft? and the florida thief mess with the wrong store clerk. "early today" starts right now. and good morning everyone. thanks for being with us.
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we're less than a week away from the first in the nation new hampshire primary. hillary clinton is looking to build on her historically close victory in iowa. sanders is looking to keep his momentum from iowa, especially among younger voters where a whopping 84% of those between 17 and 29 years old supported sanders and he is also taking his good showing to the bank. the campaign received more than $3 million in donations yesterday. the most for the campaign on a single day. and right after his speech monday night, 40% of donations were from new donors. on the republican side, the indorsements are rolling in for the top three. donald trump picked up scott brown's support.
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consider being a v.p. candidate. and while another south carolina congressman indorsed marco rubio off his strong showing in iowa. edward lawrence joins us from washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: doesn't it seem like the intensity turned up a notch? this is fun to watch. both sides, democratic and republican candidates are trying to make new hampshire count. new hampshire is one of the smallest states in the nation. this week it's the center of national politics. >> i'm pretty excited about where we are because i believe people in new hampshire are going to make the right decision. >> reporter: donald trump fin finished second to senator ted cruz and marco rubio almost beat trump finishing a close third. >> we have the biggest vote ever
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iowa by 60,000 people came out extra. >> reporter: trump says he'll win new hampshire. political experts credit cruz's incredible ground game for the win in iowa. >> i'm going to continue doing what we did in iowa here on the ground in new hampshire and south carolina working to build the grass roots army. >> reporter: meanwhile bernie sanders says he raised $3 million in donations since his victory in iowa. >> if we reach out to our friends, our neighbors, our co workers, if we bring out large people, we are going to win next tuesday. >> my commitment and determination to serve you will win your support. please, come out and support me next tuesday. >> reporter: clinton trails sanders by double digits but she hopes to turn that around. and she considered focusing on
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she decided to stay this week to try to close the gap. >> edward, thank you. on capital hill, the house failed to reach the 2/3 majority to override president obama's veto that would repeal decisions and essentially gut obama care. three republicans did vote to allow the veto to stand. it was fiting it happened on groundhog's day. they've tried over 60 times to repeal obama care. frightening new developments as the zika virus outbreakcontinues to spread and the first case through sexual transmission has pin been he u.s. in some incidents, patients have been left is the latest from brazil. >> reporter: mosquitos are the
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transmitted.cdc confirmed the case by sexual contact in texas. and they will now issue a news week. >> if a man comes back, gets sick with zika and then has sexual intercourse with a womanr maybe pregnant, there is the the that person could become infected. >> reporter: and they're also investigating other serious illnesses the virus beyond in babies. and gomez is recovering from sudden paralysis after having zika-like was diagnosed with a rare and potentially life threatening attack on the nervous system paralysis. debilitating but often treatable with blood-cell infusions andrapy.
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>> reporter: neurologist says that's four times higher than hospital. do you think the zika virus is connected with this sabsolutely. >> reporter: the cdc is on the ground in brazil looking for a possible link. >> we're doing a study to who is at risk. >> reporter: this 59-year-old farmer paralyzed for a month with the syndrome showing norecovery as scientists race to solve this unfolding medical w to the latest on the toxic water cries in flint, michigan. this morning, michiganck snyder will unveil a funding plan. and on top of that he's calling
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