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clinton in iowa. a race too close to call. a coin toss broro the delegate tie. the clinton campaign saying this morning they believe they won. clinton didn't officially declare victory in her speech. instead, she took on the republican. >> i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made be successful. so as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! >> by contrast, it was a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to america and the world morning is comi. >> and trump was gracious in his second place finish. >> iowa, we love you! we thank you! i think i might come here and buy a farm. i love it! ok? >> just one point behind trump's marco rubio riding a wave of support.
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because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance. >> already, we're starting to see the field winno. martin o'malley and mike huckabee suspending their campaigns with potentially more to come. lana zak, abc news, des moines. >> all right. candidates are turning their attention to new hampshire. their primary is set for next tuesday. donald trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders and jeb bush will all hold big rallies today in new hampshire. 30% of likely republican primary voters are backing trump there. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor, ted cruz who stands at 12%. and among the democratic presidential hopefuls, sanders is showing 57 to clinton's 34%. sanders and clinton will go head to head in new hampshire tomorrow. cnn will broadcast a town hall from 8:00 until 11:00 and as many of the candidates shift their attention to the granite state for others, the road to
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as lana zak just said, democratic presidential hopeful martin o'malley announced he has suspended his campaign after taking only 6% in last night's caucus. republican presidential hopeful governrn mike huckabee also suspending his campaign. huckabee took less than 2% in last night's vote. here in south carolina, preparations are under way for the first in the south primaries. g.o.p. leaders in the midlands say last night's results could have big ballot implications here in the palmetto state. when looking at iowa, party officials say the caucuses are all about which candidate can maintain and gain traction with you voters. >> well, the past two election cycles, the winner of the iowa caucus hasn't done particularly well after the iowa caucus. >> and even on the other side of the aisle, democratic party leaders kept a close eye on the republican caucus in iowa. democratic party officials say history has shown that what happens in iowa can influence what happens in other states. particularly when it comes to
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either political party. >> it will turn off independents and, you know, here in south carolina, we have a significant independent voting population. >> all right. so mark your calendars, the republican primary is february 20th and the democratic primary is february 27th. after his victory, cruz has his sights set on south carolina next. rally with ted cruz gets under way tonight at 6:30 at t.d. convention center in greenville. from there, he'll be heading to new hampshire. and in the world of endorsements, marco rubio is shoring up support. he's set to secure the endorsement of south carolina senator tim scott. that announcement is expected to take place today. we'll keep you posted. until then, though, the candidates will be busy vying for your vote. tomorrow, former preside bill clinton will campaign for his wife hillary at allen university. the event held in the gymnatorium. doors open at 4:00. before the gathering, clinton will meet with state democrats
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south carolinians. hillary clinton's daughter chelsea will also be campaigning for her mother this weekend. that will happen in the upstate. and presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to south carolina to take part in a discussion on faith. the 2016 faith and family presidential forum is planned for february 12th at bob jonon university in greenville. attorney general alan wilson is moderating this event. and along with the palmetto family president oran smith. if you miss any of the results from iowa, you can log to our website at go to twitter and go to our abc columbia facebook page as well. the sun made an appearance a couple of hours ago after a foggy morning. it is still here this afternoon. sosohat can we expect for the rest of your day? here's meteorologist jonathan kennedy and look at the forecast on groundhog's day. jonathan? >> good afternoon, eric. it's been a little bit of up and down here on groundhog's day.
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temperatures in the upper 40's and low 50's. we're starting to see some areas warm up in the 50's. as you notice, there's a big difference in many areas across the board here. 70 degrees in columbia. 55 in st. matthews. sumter at 54. manning at 72. orangeburg at 72. we're certainly seeing the temperature gradient from north to south be much different and we're starting to see the cooler air from the north. there's a cold front to our north. so areas not that far away are going to be much cooler today. areas pretty much columbia in there south should be much warmer. some of these areas here, this pocket of cooler air around sumter and st. matthews,ic i think that will kind resolve itself out and they'll be in the 70's very shortly. we are seeing some variable cloud cover and wind out of the east and right now, temperatures kind of all over the map right now. looking for clear skies for us for now. cloud cover as well. temperatures in the mid 70's again today but looks like some changes on the way. i'll tell you what to expect in a few minutes.
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columbia police are continuing to investigate a sexual assault case. happened in the 800 blockf barnwell street in columbia around 3:00 in morning on saturday. police say the male subject in this photo is a person of interest. someone they'd like to speak with regarding that assault. if you have information about this case, you're asked to call crimestoppers. 1-888-crime-sc. following the traumatic shootings at emanuel a.m.e. church in june, there's no greater faith in the legacy of the members of the church. that's the message that some of the survivors and family members of those killed are sending out today. they're joining together to tell their inspiring stories of unwaivering faith and love in the aftermath of the charleston church shootings. bill cosby arrived at a pennsylvania courtroom this morning dressed in a tan suit flanked by men helping him walk. he's charged with aggravated indecent assault against andrea constand. constand says that cosby drugged
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pennsylvania home back in 2004. cosby's attorney wants the judge to dismiss a criminal charge based on an agreement cosby says he made a decade ago with the former district attorney that he would never be prosecuted on his deposition testimony. it is not known if the judge will announce a decision at the conclusion of that hearing. superintendent of education, molly spearman is addressing state in regards of her understanding the one in five forum. this movement is to raise awareness about the 1 in 5 children in the u.s. who have learning and attention disabilities like dyslexia and adhd. this free event is including a panel discussion with national and state experts to help parents understand and meet the needs of those children who have brain based issues. this is taking place at the state museum. it starts at 4:00 and runs until 5:00. south carolina residents concerned about the added lights and noise that columbia baseball brings is voicing their grievances. they met with people living in
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the columbia commons baseball stadium. they spoke about those added issues and are now discussing the results of a recent study. >> we put a lot of faith in the professionals that design the sound system to make sure that, you know, the speakers that were selected and the way we operate our venue will be as, i guess, the least amount of intrusiveness to the surrounding communities. >> i don't agree with it. i mean, i don't think that the sound is going to be muffled by the trees and buildings. >> until we actually have events there and the decibels can be tested, and the traffic impact not just on the neighborhoods but on five points on bull street, until all that is tested, i don't -- we're not even close to having answers. right now, we've just got good guesses or bad guesses. >> opening day for the columbia fireflies is april 14th.
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13th at the columbia metropolitan convention center. you know, a lot of folks watch the super bowl for those commercials instead of the actual game. and we have a sneak peek at some of this year's ads. plus forget about jonathan kennedy. what does the groundhog say about the upcoming forecast? you'll want to stay with us for more abc columbia news at 12:30.
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gervais. >> with super bowl 50 just days
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digging deep to come up with winning ads. and a few are already catching viewers' eyes with hints into their 30 seconds of fame. this is the heinz super bowl ad and taking an adorable twist to the hot dog. now,w, in it, a group of wiener dogs are shown galloping across a field to reach a family of heinz condiments all while harry nilsson's "without you" plays in the background and mountain dew is getting in the super bowl ad action but what they plan to do could cause many viewers to scratch their heads. the soft drink giant tweeted brief videos of the commercial star. look at it, a creature, look like the mix of a baby, monkey, horse and space alien. so what's this creature all about? mountain dew is not saying just yet. we're told we'll learn that answer this sunday for the super bowl 50 when the ad airs and snickers also sparking some head scratches for their super bowl ad teaser. hints show what appears to be hollywood icon marilyn monroe serenading the super bowl on its
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things don't go as expected. snickers says the ad will feature a funny surprise that satisfies those fans hungry for a laugh. cbs is charging about $5 million for each of these commercials taking a 30-second spot in this year's super bowl. so a pretty expensive laugh. the world's most famous weather predicting rodent made his annual appearance this morning in punxsutawney, pennsylvania and according to punxsutawney phil, we are in store for an early spring. phil did not see his shadow this groundhog day. his predictions, you should know, aren't always on the mark. since 198ly -- 1988, in fact, phil has been right 15 times and wrong 18 times. we'll have a look at the seven day forecast next on abc columbia news at 12:30.
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main and gervais. >> welcome back to abc columbia news at 12:30. right now, lots of sunshine for us here in downtown cololbia as we overlook the roof cam. you can see the sunshine beaming off the rooftops here. 70 degrees. mostly sunny. winds out of the east and southeast at five to 10 miles per hour. making for a nice warm afternoon
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other areas not as warm. we're seeing several locations stuck in the kind of upper 50's right now. newberry at 55. 59 at camden. that makes sense. some areas not making too much sense of why they're so cool right now. we're seeing a weakened diffused cold front and notice how much warmer we are here. 72 degrees. 72 in orangeburg. 72 in manning. some of these other areas should be warming up with us. but they're not at the moment. at least the temperature gauge isn't so i think the gauge is probably waiting to catch up a little bit but i do expect those areas anywhere from columbia and south to be in the low to mid 70's. elsewhere, you might be struggling to get into the mid 60's. it will be a different forecast depending on where you are today and not that much difference in distance there. we're looking for the county to the north, looking at maybe at least a 10 degree swing in temperatures and a very different sky cover forecast as well.
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but we're starting to see some of that become a little weakened right now. more sunshine coming into the forecast for us this afternoon and that should provide plenty of warmth for us as well. high of 76 yesterday, be up there in the mid 70's today. lots of sunshine at the moment and winds out of the east and eventually the southeast will usher in humid air and warmer air into the forecast area today. did see a few spotty showers towards the upstate. not much to write home aut there. we're looking back to the west for the rest of the rain event that we're expecting to come our way. that will take some time to get here. not any time this afternoon or tonight necessarily. it's going to be easily after midnight before even the leading edge precip starts to get here with some of this system that we're looking at back towards the plains. the actual low pressure system around kansas city will trara up towards the great lakes. obviously, look at how much cold air is on the backside of that system. looking anywhere in the northern tier, kansas, nebraska, iowa, those areas seeing a nice round of snow. for us, just a rain event.
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us here, highs likely to be in the 70's. to mid 70's today. 70's again tomorrow. even with the rain coming our way. here's the cold front moving through mainly tomorrow afternoon. that's not an ideal time necessarily. look for thunderstorms to pop up along that line and if we do see storms, they could be severe potentially. we're not looking at a whole lot of energy in this system but there is a pretty good difference between the warm air and the cold air so that usually gets the severe weather going. look for gusty winds and also some heavy downpours of rain as that line moves through tomorrow. 73 tomorrow. the sunshine returning. >> we are loving it today. thank you, jonathan. the super bowl hype is at a fever pitch. before the players butt heads with each other, they had to take on the media. plus it looks like trouble in the classroom could keep one perspective player from hitting the gridiron at williams-brice.
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gervais. >> monday night football turns into monday night football media madness. the super bowl festivities kicked off for the caroline kwa panthers with s se unusual questions. here's tim hill and your sports minute to win it. >> you want me to kiss your wife? >> i don't think i can do that. >> reality tv at its primest. super bowl 50 media day in primetime.
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players. showing off the dab, cam newton asked if he was born for big gameme he says he doesn't know about all that but he does admit that players who react better in the big games end up winning. former alabama running back tyron jones might not be coming to carolina football after all. the u.s.c. commit won't be signing because of an academic issue. jones is expected to graduate from junior college this spring and hopes to come to u.s.c. in the summer. the gamecock basketball team back on the floor tonight at georgia starting a tough sec stretch of 10 regular season games to finish out the season. i'm tim hill. that's the abc sports minute to win it. hope it helps get your tuesday off to a good start. >> tim, thank you. she barely knows how to walk but that's not holding her back from shredding the slopes.
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she's only 14 months old but her parents are getting started early on the north salt lake backyard. sloa hit the slopes in park city and the baby's parents says she loves it. you may want to keep your eyes peeled for this little one in the future winter x games. one last look at the seven day forecast. keep it here for more abc
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main and gervais.
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we're looking at a very warm afternoon. temperatures in the low to mid 70's for us. if you're heading out for lunch, perfect day to do it. we'll warm up this afternoon with some rain coming our way tomorrow. enjoy the sunshine and while we have it, we'll look for cooler forecast later in the week as well. once that front and the rain moves through, temperatures a little more february like as we head through friday and the weekend. all and all, not too bad. should be nice and dry for saturday and sunday. >> not bad at all. you've been watching abc columbia news at 12:30. thank you for making us your choice for news. get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather. we're back at 6:00 for your news this evening. always on line at
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