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breaking news tonight. is one of the candidates about to drop out? after donald trump's string of victories, tonight, trump's promise. >> i'm a unifier. i know people are going to find that a little bit hard to believe. >> ted cruz and marco rubio taking aim. but is it even possible for any other republican candidate to get the delegates they need? tonight here, we do the math. and the smile's gone. will it be clinton versus trump? draekt hit. the tornadoes touching down. tonight, we're on the scene. homes destroyed. and the new system bringing snow and bitter cold. it is moving east. breaking news. armed and dangerous. and the reworld at this hour. nearly a dozen men making off with several ar-15-style rifles. that manhunt, right now. the zika outbreak. tonight, the new headline. in the northeast, as the number of cases here in the u.s. now
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grows. and astronaut scott kelly, back on earth tonight. is he really taller and younger after a year in space? the stunning reveal. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night. and the dust has now settled after super tuesday, and this evening, two clear victors have emerged. donald trump, winning seven states. hillary clinton winning seven, too. donald trump moved right onto florida after his wins, one of the next big prizes, hoping his new momentum takes him all the way to the nomination. take a look at the map tonight. these are the seven states added to trump's column. ted cruz with three wins. marco rubio winning minnesota. on the democratic side, hillary clinton pulling away from bernie sanders. the states she won, a sweep of the deep south and winning in massachusetts, in sanders' backyard. sanders winning four states. tonight here, we tackle the math. can any republican catch up to donald trump at this point? and this evening, a major sign,
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at least one candidate could soon bow out. abc's tom llamas, leading us off from michigan. >> reporter: tonight, the candidate dividing the republican party as never before, now pledging to bring it together. >> i'm a unifier. i know people are going to find that a little bit hard to believe. but believe me, i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person. that's hillary clinton. >> reporter: but if donald trump expects the gop to fall in line, he's got another thing coming. >> usually, when you're the front-runner, everyone is saying, please, everyone, get out of the race, so we can unify around the front-runner. what people are saying now is, please, everyone get together so we can keep this front-runner from winning and destroying the republican party. >> reporter: senator marco rubio, fired up in michigan tonight, after casting an early vote in florida this morning with his wife. i asked him if it's too little, too late. you are 1-15. how can you tell your supporters that you're still viable? >> well, i think they see the path forward. we're picking up debt g ining u.
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on a night that wasn't supposed to be our strongest night. >> reporter: today, in a series of tweets, truming saying inini "lightweight" rubio lost big, calling his campaign desperate and angry. anti-trump vote with a newly energized ted cruz, who's calling on the other candidates to get behind him as the trump alternative. >> i ask you to prayerfully consider our coming together. uniting. >> reporter: right now, that's not happening. which is why top republicans are sharpening their knives in a last ditch effort to stop trump. mitt romney, tomorrow, delivering a major speech, laying out the case against the billionaire. piling on? a slew of top republican donors and conservative groups, planning to blanket the air waves with anti-trump ads. >> trump picks on workers and widows. he won't do a thing to china and mexico. >> reporter: on super tuesday, trump, in his palm beach golf
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club, watching election returns. his campaign juggernaut rolling on and over his opponents. on the, dr. ben carson indicating he'll soon drop out. right now, the only establishment name in trump's corner, new jersey governor chris christie. so many people examining his face last night, standing behind the billionaire. today, six new jersey papers calling on christie to resign, writing, "we're fed up with governor chris christie's arrogance. we're disgusted with his endorsement of donald trump. what an embarrassment, what an utter disgrace." donald trump, brushing it all off, setting his sights on hillary clinton. >> she wants to make america whole again. and i'm trying to figure out what is that all about. make america great again is going to be much better. >> going to be very interesting race ahead. tom llamas with us live from michigan tonight. tom, dr. ben carson has dropped out of the fox debate tomorrow night. what does this mean? >> reporter: that's right, david. his campaign is now winding down. but what many people are talking
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about, what many people are going to be watching at that debate, donald trump is going to be face to face with one of his biggest enemies. fox news' megyn kelly. tomorrow night, she's one of the comoderators. david? >> all right, tom llamas, thank you. be watching something else, this number tonight. the republican primary race driving an enormous voter turnout. take a look. more than 8 million republicans voted in nine states for super tuesday. 3 million more than the democrats. eight years ago, the complete opposite. 8 million democrats voted, the year barack obama was nominated. we turn now to the democratic side, a good night for hillary clinton. her team putting out a new them poe tonight, pointing to the math for her. does sanders still have a plausible path? her victory party in florida, a state she is now focused on, as well. her campaign arguing bernie sanders just doesn't have the math to defeat her. sanders, though, vowing to take this fight to the convention. abc's see seal if cecilia vega
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tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton, tonight, on a victory lap. >> yesterday was one for the history books. >> reporter: but clinton now laser focused on the very man whose wedding she once attended, who gave money to her senate campaign -- donald trump. >> you know, the stakes in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric from the other side has never been lower. >> reporter: in her victory speech, clinton never once mentioning trump's name, but her message was clear. >> we know we've got work to do. but that work -- that work is not to make america great again. america never stopped being great. we -- >> reporter: turning trump's "make america great again" slogan into a full-blown attack. >> we have to make america whole. we have to fill in. >> reporter: taking him on with a message of unity over division.
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>> you know what, it works. instead of building walls, we're going to break down barriers. >> reporter: but clinton still fighting off bernie sanders, too. at a rally today in maine, the senator defiant, still turning out the crowds, and turning up the heat on his rival. >> we were up against a candidate supported by the entire political establishment. somebody almost universally known, someone who has been anointed as the inevitable nominee. well, guess what? she's not so inevitable today. >> sanders vowing to fight on. cecilia vega live at a clinton event right here in new york city tonight. cecilia, bernie sanders insists he can still win the nomination. but today, as we pointed out there, the clinton campaigning saying that's all but impossible? >> reporter: that's right, david. they said this in this memo. i want to read to you what it said. in order to catch up, senator sanders doesn't just have to
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start winning a few states, he needs to win everywhere and by large margin. the clinton team thinks they can have the nomination wrapped up in a couple of weeks. david? >> cecilia, thank you. looking more and more like a race between donald trump and hillary clinton. jon karl here with the telestrator tonight. jon, bottom line. is it mathematically possible at this point for, say, a marco rubio to land the delegates he needs to secure the republican nomination? >> it's mathematically possible, but it's extremely difficult, and unlikely. just take a look at the numbers. donald trump already has 319 delegates. 25% of what he needs to clinch. marco rubio has less than 10%. >> the 13 states you're watching next, jon. what would say a marco rubio have to do to pull this off? >> he's going to have to win florida. he's going to have to win ohio. both of those states are winner take all. he would get all the delegates. but then he has to win in most of the other big states and keep winning in the states that follow. >> so, he has to run the table from here on out. what about ted cruz? >> about the same for ted cruz.
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and he doesn't have anymore home states to win. he won texas, that's the last home state he's got. >> all right, long night last night, jon karl. great to have you back with us. we move onto other news this evening and to a night of terrifying storment ining storm. two confirmed tomorrow nay does in alabama. and in one neighborhood, look at this, south of birmingham, rooftops ripped off by an ef-2 tornado. winds, 125 miles an hour. the ceiling clear to the sky. abc's steve osunsami on the scene in alabama tonight. >> reporter: this is what's left tonight of pine valley drive, south of birmingham. the view from the alabama sky shows the roofs peeled off homes and the giant trees pushed on top of them. the tornados set off sirens just after supper. the weather service now says there were two of them tearing through the state, the strongest that af-2, with wind speeds near 125 miles an hour. grant sims says he could hear the flying two by fours punch
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holes into his house. >> and the wind, you know it just sounded like it was coming straight through -- straight through the house. >> reporter: it got so bad, the election precincts nearby had to stop the voting. ben allison and his wife ran for the laundry room. >> i got on top of her, and i heard my roof leave. >> reporter: families here in alabama say that all this happened in an instant. and much of this material came from the attics of these two homes. david? >> steve osunsami in alabama tonight. steve, thanks. behind that storm system, temperatures falling fast. icy roadways and dangerous conditions causing a massive pileup near buffalo, new york. 33 vehicles in all. no major injuries. bitter wind chills from minnesota to new england in the morning and our weather team telling us, then a new storm moving out of the midwest by friday. a difficult morning commute from d.c. to new york. the latest on "gma" in the morning. around the world tonight, and to east africa now. debris that could be from malaysia airlines flight 370 washing up on the shore of
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mozambique. a u.s. official confirming it could be parts of a boeing 777. mh-370 disappeared over the south china sea two years ago this month. 239 people lost along with that plane. back here at home now, and to the supreme court tonight, and to the first major abortion case in almost a decade. and the first since the court lost justice antonin scalia. it centers on a case in texas. on the steps of the high court today, abortion foes facing off against abortion rights supporters. and of course, that split inside the court, too, now with only eight justices. ap c's mary bruce at the supreme court. >> is it your body? >> reporter: the debate over abortion came roaring back to the supreme court, as the justices hear what could be the most influential abortion case in 25 years. tensions here outside the court
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running extremely high. the two sides literally facing off as the jules tises consider the case inside the court. at issue, a texas law requiring abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and that clinics meet standards for surgical centers, such as wider hallways to accommodate gurneys. >> this law is not about making whether abortion should be legal or not. this is making sure that the lives of everybody is safe. >> reporter: clinics say the law is not about women's health, but rather, designed to put them out of business. >> their sole purpose is to prevent women from accessing safe abortion care. >> reporter: half of the state's abortion clinics have closed. if the law is upheld, opponents say, ten or fewer clinics will remain in a state of 27 million people. just weeks after the death of justice scalia -- a longtime abortion foe -- all eyes on swing vote justice kennedy, who today suggested he might want more evidence on the law's impact. >> and mary bruce live with us from the supreme court tonight. and with the death of justice scalia, of course, the possibility, mary, of a tie in this case?
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>> reporter: that's right, david. and a tie would mean that that texas law is upheld. but justice kennedy said he may want to send this case back to a lower scout court. david? >> mary bruce live at the supreme court tonight. mary, thank you. we turn now to the new headline involving the zika outbreak here in the u.s. new hampshire is now reporting its first case of the virus. another one spreading through sexual contact. that case still being confirmed. the official cdc tally at this point, at least 107 cases in 24 states, of course, they're looking at this new case in new hampshire. next, to troubling cell phone video from inside a baltimore high school. it shows a uniformed police officer slapping and then kicking a young man. another officer standing behind them. school officials confirming the event, but it's not clear tonight whether the young man was a student. both officers and the head of the school system police force now on administrative leave tonight. next here, to the erin andrews case. the sports reporter and "dancing
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with the stars" host suing a stalker and the hotel that gave him a room next to hers. well, tonight here, word of a new incident, showing that the video of her shot by that stalker and posted online, continues to expose her. abc's eva pilgrim in the courtroom. >> reporter: erin andrews' legal battle for $75 million in damages from the nashville marriott and the man who secretly recorded her getting out of the shower continues. >> and to try to explain to someone that has questions about why i have trust issues -- why i'm insecure, why i'm humiliated. >> reporter: last night, one of the key players in this case, a representative of the owner of the nashville marriott, was dining with friends when a restaurant employee tweeted that the group was looking at the nude video. nicole branigan said, if it was going to cost him millions, he was going to watch it and show everyone. then, he and his guests proceeded to discuss her body. he released this statement
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today, explaining that his friends started viewing the video. i asked them to stop and while they did so, it was not as quick little as i had hoped. i sincerely apologize for my participation in what happened. david, this case could be in the hands of the jury by the end of the week. david? >> eva pilgrim on the case again tonight. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the manhunt under way at this hour. dramatic video. take a look. ten thieves storming a gun store. smashing through the front door. those men making off with ar-15-style rifles and we will take you to the scene, coming up. also tonight, we're following the train derailment, neighbors evacuated. and now huge travel problems for several american cities from chicago all the way to new york. and, astronaut scott kelly back on earth tonight. and here's the question. is he really taller and younger after a year in space? the stunning reveal tonight, and we're all going to want to go to space after this. to shut everybody else up
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