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critical comments from pope francis. donald trump's boarder wall proposal proving again the donald doesn't have anything he won't take on. >> reporter: donald trump proving today there is no one or no thing too sacred. >> he said maybe i'm not a good christian. >> reporter: the presbyterian lashing out at the head of the
catholic church. a person who only thinks about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not a christian, he told reporters. just hour s earlier, the pontif was praying on that side of the boarder. and donald trump declared that his holiness should hope its him. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which everyone knows is isis's ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: another day, another controversy but still no clear break in his support. >> i think he has to respond. >> donald trump is a good christian, as is the pope. >> south carolina is known for its religious voting block. but only 13% were catholic, and swing voters who
last three presidents. later at a cnn town hall, trump softened his tone turning to a favorite target, the media. >> oh, the pope is a wonderful guy and he made the statement and i think it was a little nicer than was reported by you folks in the media because after i read it, it was a little bit softer. and ohio governor john kasich had a touching moment with an emotional supporter. the man told a story of a recent personal struggle saying he found hope in god, his friends and now kasich's candidacy but had one request of the governor. >> and ki'd really appreciate oe of those hugs you've been talking about. >> nevada voters got to see the democratic candidates on msnbc last night. they hosted a town hall to allow bernie sanders and hillary clinton to inct
before tomorrow's caucuses. the top issue, immigration. the candidates were questioned. >> i'm not a dictator here. it has to do with a little bit of cooperation with the congress but it is a major priority when you 11 million people living in the shadows. >> we're going to introduce legislation. i'm going to call everybody on the committee, democrats and republicans alike. >> within 100 days? >> yeah, i'm going to introduce my priority legislation and this is at the top of the list. we both had chance to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, the bill that senator ted kennedy championed for. i voted for it and senator sanders didn't. >> i voted for immigration reform in 2013 because it was a much better piece of gi
that had particular egregious provisions in it. >> she continued to point to her connections to president obama. >> senator sanders has also attacked president obama. called him weak, disappointing. maybe it was because he wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. well, it's true. i look at our last two democratic presidents, were they pufferfect perfect? no. but i would take the two of them over any republican anytime, anywhere. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. second of all, i have worked very closely with president obama
he is a friend of mine. overall, i think the president has done an outstanding job and the idea that there could be a primary where different ideas get floated and debated, i don't think that's terrible. >> they remain in a dead heap going into tomorrow's show down. a tour helicopter plunged near pearl harbor thursday with five people on board and it was then as miguel explains. >> reporter: witnesses could tell something was wrong. the tail was smoking as it quickly descended towards the rocky shore line. then the moment of impact. with a chopper sinking several good samaritans plunged into the water to check the trapped passengers. >> and it started sputering about
>> reporter: five people were aboard squr puand pulled to sho rushed to hospitals by ambulance. the navy says the helicopter is owned by genesis aviation. offering area tours of the arizona memorial since 1999. the investigation into what went wrong is underway. wn witnesses say it's a miracle everyone survived. nbc news. >> just astounding video there. today the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall ahead of tomorrow. and senator cruz said he will now attend the funeral. earlier this week cruz blasted president obama for deciding not to attend. meanwhile, jeb bush broke with republican leaders on the issue of whether or not president obama should nominate a supreme court justice in the fal
>> would i nominate someone? i probably would. i'm an article two guy. i think we should be respectful of the constitution but whatever powers afforded to the presidency, the president ought to use them. >> and vice president joe biden sat down with rachel maddow. >> you never say to the president for certain you wouldn't do anything but i have no -- look at me now, i have no desire to sit on the supreme court. it would be a great honor but i have no desire anymore than george mitchell did. >> who do you think the president should pick? >> i haven't even had a chance to sit down with him yet to talk about the potential candidates. in the past, we lay out all the people, go out and survey a little bit and see who we
criteria and we think could have a chance of being confirmed. >> vice president biden will be attending justice scalia's funeral tomorrow. surprising comments from pope francis on the issue of birth control. on his return flight from mexico, he said artificial contraceptives could be used to prevent zika. this, despite the catholic church's long standing ban on most forms of birth docontrol. and they battled a 1300 acre grass fire in windy condition. officials say a spark from prison lawn mower started that blaze and check this out. dramatic video in massachusetts of a coast guard getting rocked by 12-foot waves off the coast of cape cod earlier this month. and
it looks like the perfect storm. >> brave men and women. >> want to bring in nbc meteorologist, bill karins for your weekend forecast. we have spring-like temperatures. >> what's been happening in the middle of the country is heading east. so, enjoy. it should be a great friday in the middle of the country and some of the warmth is headed to the east. 56 in new york, 69 in atlanta and by the time we get to sunday, yes, a little bit of rain is going to break out from dallas to little rock back to northern portions of mississippi and alabama. but the warmth and pretty much coast to coast this weekend. should be enjoyable for just about everyone. now a closer look at your day ahead. 87 in san angelo. should be one of the warmest spots in the entire
today 65 in denver and 67 in chicago, feel fantastic. so, usually you have to wait a while for temperatures like this but we'll take it, end of f februa february. >> it could have been anything but it's a friday so that would have been better in itself. amtrak returns to alabama for the first time since hurricane katrina. plus, the candidates weighed in on the apple privacy dilemma while the fbi raided two homes of the san bernardino shooting. you're watching "early today." a" do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all.
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apple to help the fbi hack into farook's iphone. tim cook is fighting back, siting privacy concerns bernie sanders and hillary clinton spoke on the issue at the town hall. >> of course, law enforcement has every reason to want to get information off of a killer's cell phone. apple understandably is worried about opening the door, creating what they call a back door into encryption that would not just have to field request from the united states government but from the chinese russian government. >> i believe we can fight terrorism without undermining our constitutional rights. and ethan couch is set to appear in court today. a ruling keeping him in juvenile systems could
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right now at 4:26, we are just hours away from the first good-bye to supreme court justice antonin scalia. he's accused of one of the most shocking murder cases our area has ever seen. today the case against darron wint takes a major step forward. and pothole patrol continues and we're learning about fixes that could impact your weekend plans. the areas you'll want to avoid. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. let's get right to melissa mollett. >> breaking news on bw parkway, we are shut down this morning northbound at 32. all lanes
pushed on to 32 and you can't even get from 32 to northbound bw parkway right now. if you are headed to bwi this morning, do not take bw parkway anytime soon. this is a bad crash with possible reconstruction here. you'll want to take 95 or route one instead. 29 can also be an option, as well,you think 1 or 95 is too busy. timbers, it's a cold start, 5 to 15 degrees colder than yesterday morning, so you'll need to layer up. a very cold start this morning. saturday still looking super. and we're still watching our chance for another storm coming our way next week which has an ever shrinking snow chance. but not zero just yet. today sunshine this morning, but a mostly cloudy afternoon. highs onlin
super saturday coming up. it's 4:28. and it's a time honored tradition we use to pay our respects to our nation's leaders. today antonin scalia will lie if repose inside the supreme court building. he is the first justice to do that since william rehnquist. today president obama will be among the mourners paying their respects. at 9:20 this morning, the casket will arrive at the supreme court and be brought into the great hall. there will be a private ceremony at 9:30. public viewing begins at 10:30 to 8:00 tonight. funeral mass will happen on saturday. the brutal mansion murders this d.c. shocked our area and the nation. today suspect darron wint will be arraigned on a 20 count indictment for murder, burglary and kidnapping. last may firefighters found the body of savopoulos,
son dead inside their home. their house keeper was also found murdered. possible delays on changes for the department of liquor control after an iteam investigation. after our report, council members started looking at problems inside the dlc, which oversees all alcohol sales. today county delegates will vote on an amendment that could replace a bill and form a new task force that would take a deeper look into the dlc and delay any changes for more than a year. decision 2016, having a direct impact on some of our students and their parents. all fairfax county schools will be closed on march 1. the school buildings will be used as polling places. the school board made the decision to cancel school last night in light of historic turnouts if other primaries. students will not have to make up that day. road closures may make
fridayky tricky to get around the area. this bridge expected to be blocked and potholes on beach drive northwest shouldn't be a be problem much longer. crews will work over-9/11 tomorrow and sunday to patch up the holes. crews are already on the job. we're working to make sure you know where the worst potholes are. tweet us @4potholefix if you notice a particularly bad pothole. this new twitter account is devoted to patching up the potholes. tweet us the location, any pictures to the hand handle @4potholefix. thanks to the freeze, thaw, snow, rain, freeze, thaw -- >> nonsense. >> chuck, what is ahead today? >> so you're telling me it's my fault. >> if that's what you took