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amnesty bill for the immigrants. >> reporter: reforming the va and fighting human trafficking. >> we have real achievements, not just in the u.s. senate but my time as speaker of the house and as a state legislator. >> reporter: rubio trying to stay above the establishment fray and so is john kasich, campaigning at concord high school. >> are you the president? >> yes. >> did you run a negative campaign? >> wouldn't it be great you could run for president just like you run for class president, where you just tell people what you're for, instead of spending your time trashing somebody else. >> reporter: donald trump's trashing everyone else, slamming all politicians in typically trump fashion. >> i was going to say they're full of [ bleep ], but i won't say that. >> while trump still leads in new hampshire, jeb bush is hoping for a boost with help from his mom. barbara bush will be here tonight. , appearing together on the campaign trail. former drug
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have called the most hated in america provoked a lot of anger on capitol hill today. martin shkreli refused to testify before congress and later insulted them. anne thompson has the details. >> reporter: appearing to smirk -- >> are you listening? >> reporter: and often inattentive. >> yeah. >> reporter: former pharmaceutical ceo martin shkreli lived up to his bad-boy reputation appearing before congress. >> i intend to use the advice of my counsel, not yours. >> reporter: posing for pictures instead of listening. >> it's not funny, mr. shkreli, people are dying, and they're getting sicker and sicker. >> reporter: he declined to answer why he raised their life-saving drugs 5,000%. >> do you think you did anything wrong? >> on advice of counsel, i invoke my fifth amendment
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>> reporter: the 32-year-old usually loves to talk. >> i'm from the streets. >> reporter: but today he let his attorney speak for him. >> what you saw was nervous energy by an individual who very much would like to explain what happened. >> reporter: leaving the other drug company executives to face furious questioners. >> i find it repulsive what you've done. >> reporter: valiant under fire for jacking up prices on two heart medicines and other well-established drugs. >> where we've made mistakes, we're listening, and we're >> reporter: determined to have the last word, shkreli took to twitter calling the congressmen imbeciles. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. fears over the zika virus have led florida to expand its state of emergency to cover five counties. governor rick scott said that the 12 cases discovered in florida are from infections outside the u.s.
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force in south florida spraying for the mosquitoes that carry zika. scott is also asked the cdc for 1,000 more rapid zika test kids. we turn now to the long and bloody war in syria, and new drone video that shows the utter devastation of the city where 1 million people lived before the war. today the u.s. pledged an additional $600 million to aid refugees. while those who can't get out face growing desperation. it includes those in a town outside damascus where the red cross said is getting close to getting aid to. disturbing details of what people are facing there. here's our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: they're slowly being exterminated exterminated. that's a syrian helicopter dropping
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one person. danny, the activist who took this video, told us bombs rain down up to 30 times a day. he sent us another video of muhammad, a malnourished 11-year-old whose father says is too weak to walk. he said these videos are the only thing he can do for his people. >> we see them and we can't do anything for them. they are dying in front of our eyes. >> reporter: the government cut off the city as punishment for its resistance. syrian opposition forces are doing the same thing to government strongholds, in the middle. so many suffering people. >> this situation, this siege continues like this for a week or less, hundreds of people will die, of course. including me. maybe you won't see me anymore. >> reporter: there's no power either, so danny spoke to us by the light of a small solar-powered lamp. when was the last time
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>> i had some olives. people are dying in the cities all around syria. and nobody remembers them. nobody cares about them. nobody tries anything to stop this, this disaster. >> reporter: which is why danny risked everything to take these images, so the world hears 5-year-old crying out to her mother. who has no medicine, food, or milk to give. richard engel, nbc news. >> horrible reality of life on the ground in syria. let's turn to the huge methane gas leak that has affected thousands of families in a los angeles neighborhood. tonight we have exclusive access. a scientist went up in the air. steve patterson was with him. >> reporter: it is the country's invisible
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methane gas streaming into the atmosphere. seen here in infa red pouring out of a natural gas well above the community of porter ranch. the amount of methane spewing out is impossible to measure from the ground. >> this is one of our biggest leaks. we're here to measure it. >> reporter: to gather the data, you have to fly into it. scientist dr. steven connelly in a specially outfitted plane to get data. the data estimates more than 200 million pounds of methane have poured out. that's as much greenhouse gas emitted by nearly half a million cars each year. >> it's 20 or 30 times as large as the next biggest one that we've seen. >> reporter: that realization in the air led to a hundred days of heart ache on the ground. david and his daughter
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temporary housing. >> walking in the community, even for five or ten minutes, to walk my dog, i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: he said methane has significantly slowed. they say the reservoir will be drained, well the month. >> we're working really hard and safely to stop this situation and bring them home. >> little comfort for families waiting to go home, as the invisible threat hangs in the air. steve patterson, nbc news, over porter ranch, california. still ahead here tonight, protecting the shub. we flies with the eyes in the sky and go inside the fbi nerve center tasked with securing the biggest sporting event of the year. the evidence of the plane with the
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it is the biggest sports event of the year, and now the super bowl is also one of the country's largest security operations. the san francisco bay area gets set to host the game, dozens of law enforcement agencies are gearing up. national correspondent miguel almaguer shows us how they're securing the city by land, sea and air. >> reporter: with more than 1 million people pouring into san francisco for the super bowl, the only thing bigger than the game may be security. the fbi leading 60 agencies on the ground, in the air and
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>> this is by far the most significant security presence we've had at any event in the bay area for sure. >> reporter: with bomb-sniffing dogs, x-ray machines, and sharp shooters positioned on rooftops, surveillance on the ground is also key. the bay area is wired, cameras, high-tech centers and video feeds are recording hundreds of images every second on streets just like this one. much of that surveillance is being beamed right back into one room. this is the fbi's central command center, where they quarterback the law >> the bad guys have to get lucky once. we have to get lucky every day. >> reporter: this year air teams face unique challenges. levi stadium is 45 miles from san francisco. they're watching every bridge and major roadway for anything unusual. >> on game day, air space will be restricted, but not for blackhawks like these flying in
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an aerial ballet that sincs with folks in the bay. >> reporter: patrolling up to 200 nautical miles out to sea. >> our job is to use our training and experience and notice when things may not be 100% what they should be. >> reporter: the threat could come from anywhere. >> it's not just the super bowl that makes the bay area a security concern. it's also a status as a symbolic american city. a city where all eyes will soon be on the super bowl. but not everyone will be watching the game. miguel almaguer, nbc news, san francisco. we're back in a moment with millions more air bags being
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hillary clinton is not the only one dealing with e-mail questions. state department officials have determined that classified information was sent to the personal e-mail account of former secretary of state colin powell, and senior aides to form secretary condoleezza rice. powell told nbc news that nothing secret went to his personal account. a spokesman for rice said the e-mails were
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conversations and contained no intelligence information. multiple sources tell nbc news that the force that ripped a hole in a passenger plane over somalia was likely from a bomb made of military grade explosives. investigators did find explosive residue in the aftermath, but if it was a bomb, no terrorist group has claimed responsibility yet. more air bag more. honda says another 2.25 millionaire bags made by takata will have to be replaced in certain honda and acura models. another air bag manufacturer announced its own recall involving potential air bag problems in up to 5 million honda, fiat, chrysler and mercedes models. a sad note to report in the music world. maurice white died. he started the band in the late 1960s, and the group went on to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide. the group won six grammy awards and
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'n roll hall of fame in 2000. white battled parkinson's disease for more than two decades. he was 74 years old. up next here tonight, you don't have to wait for the
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finally tonight, for many they're the most entertaining part of the super bowl. the commercials. but if you don't want to wait until sunday to see them, nbc's joe fryer offers us an early peek. >> reporter: the kickoff might be three days away, but the super bowl ad game is already in the corner. once again, many releasing their commercials before the big game, hoping to generate days of buzz instead of just hours, even if many fans would rather wait. >> mr. tyler? portrait. >> dream on! >> higher. >> dream on! >> reporter: this year's trend, celebrities. liam neeson is hawking tvs, and christopher
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salesman along with serena williams and ryan reynolds, and ryan reynolds. >> oh, in my face! >> this will be the celebrity bowl. you'll probably see north of 75% of the ads at this point having some sort of celebrity element. >> reporter: perhaps the only thing that can top star power is puppy power, the adorable and the bizarre. this year a 30-second super bowl spot is going for as much as $5 million, an all-time high. advertisers are cranking up the comedy. >> miss monroe, eat a snickers. >> why? >> you get a little cranky when you're hungry hungry. better? >> much better. >> my fellow americans -- >> reporter: an early favorite this bud light political spoof. >> just wait until you see our caucus. >> reporter: don't worry, though, many ads still haven't been released, leaving plenty of room for game day surprises. joe fryer, nbc news. that's going to do
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i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good
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it's friday, february fifth. coming up on "early today." democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders clash in their first one on one debate. >> i am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super pack. >> you will not find that i ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that i ever received. meanwhile republican candidates take aim at marco rubio who's rising in new hampshire polls. plus the former ceo who
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5,000% refuses to testify. and the golfing robot that can sink a hole in one. "early today" starts right now. good morning, hillary clinton and bernie sanders battled in the campaign season's first one on one debate last night. and clinton responding to sanders's recent campaign line. >> i was asked if i was a moderate or a progressive. >> the pair also duked it out over one of the major narratives, being the establishment candidate. >> our campaign is a campaign of the people by the people, and for the people. so, rachel, yes, secretary clinton does represent the
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i represent, i hope, ordinary americans who aren't all that inamerred with the establishment. >> senator sanders is the only person who would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president as exemplifying the establishment and i got to tell you that it is -- it is really quite amusing to me. >> later they battled over national security. >> we differed on the war in iraq, which created barbaric organizations like isis. not only did i vote against that war, i helped lead the opposition. >> look, we did differ. a vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat isis. we have to look that threats we face right now and we have to be
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defeat them. >> it wasn't all back and forth and near the end, they shared a kind of comby yeah moment. >> first person i will call to talk to about how to get it done will be senator sanders. >> i respect the senator very much and i hope it's mutual and on our worst days we're 100 times better than any republican candidate for president. you like that? >> that's true. >> so, who won? going by social media, it was a toss up. and while clinton edged out sanders on twitter, sanders gained more followers during the debate. they fought over whether clinton
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let's watch. meanwhile -- >> in new hampshire, marco rubio is waiting -- >> seven of the 9 remaining candidates will take part and carly fiorina missed the cut. and this shows marco rubio leap frogging ahead of donald trump. they're increasing their attacks. here with more. >> reporter: with momentum in new hampshire, marco rubio's hoping for a photo finish drawing crowds in every shot as republican rivals take theirs. the new attacks, sparked by this slip, endorsing rubio but seeming to struggle when asked why. >> can you name his top accomplishment in the senate. >> someone who has tremendous
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four years where nothing got done, it's hard to say their accomplishments. >> rubio's establishment kumnt competitors pouncing like jeb bush. >> his whole life is about ambition. but what has he done? >> he wrote an amnesty bill for illegal immigrants. >> i'm proud of my service. we have real a chievements. >> reporter: rubio trying to stay above the establishment pay for and so is john kasich. >> are you the it >> did you run a negative campaign? >> wouldn't it be great if you could run like you did for classead of spending your time trashing somebody else.
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slamming all politicians in typically trump fashion. >> i was going to sayfull of -- but i won't say that. >> hally jackson reporting. hillary clinlten en clintone only one being dogged by the email scandal. colon powell and rice and the emails weren't marked classified at the time they were sent, investigators said. powell said nothing secret went to his personal > the stage is set for the biggest weekend. the match up between the carolina panthers and the denver broncos. good morning, jay, i'm guessing the celebrations are already underway? sfwlrks
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