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homosexual couples from marriage? >> when did the law become this. >> reporter: he loved a good argument but he made friends across the politital and judicial spectrum most famously with liberal icon ruth bader ginsburg. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. >> ruth is really bad only on the knee jerk stuff. >> reporter: scalia's death leaves the court shorthanded and sharply divided 4-4 on huge issues like affirmative action and president obama's climate change policies the stakes could not be higher especially since one of those four conservatives justice anthony kennedy swings to the liberal side unpredictably. city. >> thank you so much, terry. the political battle oveve thehe next supreme court justice began longfter his death. mitch mcconnell said the senate should not vote on the nomination till after the presidential election but president beem made it clear he intends to announce a nominee
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the campaign trail. >> this next election needs to be a referendum on the court. we should not allow a lame duck president to capture the supreme court in the waning monons of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> and said to be on the short list to replace calyia, merrick garland, circuit court judge jane kelly, sri srinavasan and loretta lynch. >> eliot spitzer, the former governor is of new york is under investigation for assault. sources say a 25-year-oldoman claims he tried to choke her at the plaza hotel in manhattan. the paraapparently had a romantic relationship for two years before she tried to break it off. he resigned florida 2008 after being involved in a prostitution
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>> police in britain are investigating a laser strike that forced a flight to the return to london. the pilot said the laser strike happened about seven miles from heathrow airport.t. the flflht continued till it was just west of ireland. when it turned around and landed safely back ing inlondon. virgin says one of the pilots it reported a mekt issue apparently linked to the laszer strike. passengers will fly to new york today. new numbers so the skies were safer in 2015. 136 peoplpl died in airline accidents last year, far less than 600 the year before but 374 people were killed in crashes of germanwings and russisi metrojet planes l lt year. those where is deliberate acts. pope francis is celebrating mexico's indians today and celebrate an open air mass in three native languages. yesterday onlookers cheered as pope francis passed by in a
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than an open air popemobile. president obama is in southern california this morning for a meeting of asian nations, the first time the u.s. hosted a meeting of the asian association of south east asian nations which doesn't include china. the u.s. will push the advantages of joining a pack trade packet that doesn't include china and dus discuss the impact of isis in the region. >> if you lichb in nearly any of 40 big cities, maybe you came across a bunch of people running around in their uwear this past weekend for a good cause. >> it was for a good cause. they got in on it at the nation's capital. they are called cupid undie runs, obviously people running court course in their underwear after having raised money for the children's tumor foundation. >> in d.c., they shortened the course of the because of the cold. aimed to raise $5 million for the charity. reena told me just before we got on their, she did a surprise
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>> last minute trip to d.c. >> i did go to d.c. this weekend, you're right. >> there's a reason i didn't tell you about , kendis. >> exactly. i would have gone. coming up, the british version of the academy awards and the latest actor to criticize the oscars. >> also ahead, the high school boy who spent hundreds of dollars buying flowers for every girl at school. the couple who couldn't wait to celebrate their love the an waffle house. >> first the app that can keep track of how fas a car is going and why it could be linked to horrifying crashes. who is speaking out about this next on "world news now." (ugh.) does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient,
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, the d ding rescucu of an injured hiker in southern california mountains this weekend was all caught on camera. no one could reach him except a sheriff's department helicopter. he had fallen down a 100 foot ice chute northeast of los angeles. no word on what caused the accident. flu questions are being raised about a feature on one of the mt popular social media apps and whether it led to a fatal crash. >> the miles per hour feature on snapchat allows users to record their speed but some say it encourages reckless speeding. here no is abc's#eva fill grim. >> one car involved and people are still trapped in the vehicle. >> reporter: three young women, their car, slamming into a tractor-trailer filled with herbicide, bursting into flames. the driver and two passengers, philadelphia police, blaming speed. surveillance video showing the girls speeding by moments before the crash.
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investigators are looking into ether the popular app snapchat also played a role. gia was a passenger. her uncle believes it did. >> one of her friends had told me that she was snapchating throughout the night. in the car they were showing their speed, how fast they were driving. what they were doing. >> reporter: he says his niece was using a special filter on snapchat which snaps, or records, their speed. a popular trend he believes encourages people to drive fast and share with friends online. >> the fact that that part of the app is on there e ems irresponsible. at some point. >> if that happened, it helped to kill my daughter. >> reporter: a snapchat spokesperson telling abc news they take distracted driving seriously, including a do not snap and drive warning message when this geofilter is first accessed. gia's family, now warning others. >> i'm not blaming this for the death of my niece, but i hope somebody gets sometng out of it and puts it down while
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>> jiia's family is planning to subpoena her final snaps in hopes that it helps give them some closure. evae pilgrim, abc news, philadelphia. >> at least it's out there and parents will be more aware. apparently youtube had videos of kids clocking their speed and mosting it. >> speeds of nearly 106 miles an hour. even if they're not doing that, don't have the phone while you're driving like that. coming up, the wilderness drama that won big at the baftata but lost outoocudrama mas right here at me. >> and kanye west says he's $53 million in debt. >> do you believe that?
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they are racist. but the baf taz have diverse members. and that's what we all want to see in life, isn't it? did i verse members. >> oh, she is so good. taking this best actress award, brie larson for her role as the kidnapped mother in "roooo" the oscars are right here on february 28th. >> the writers gui awards. >> they named "spotlight" about theton globe's investigation of abuse in the catholic church as best original scree play. the big short" won bested screen play. >> best drama series and mr. robot took the prize for best new series. >> and speak of movies we're going to get a littleease of a traiair for the much anticipated ghost busters" reboot.
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the teaser shows no sign of its main stars melissa mccarthy, kristen wiig and leslie jones. >> it's chock full of what appears to be chaos in the streets of manhattan an asking that all important question how going to call. >> them. the full trailer set for release on march 3rd. july 15th. >> girl busters. >> gogo. kanye west. >> just days after of the launch of both his new album and his new clothing line before a audience of thousands at morning's madison square garden, west tweeted out that he's $53 million in personal debt. come on. kendis, do you believe . >> he needs a a payday loan. this. he claimed lastear he was $60 million inn debt tryininto launch his clothing line. >> so it's not helping.
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twitter about not wanting to have to buy a title subscription to hear his new album. and he's also said that he's going to actually drop prices on his clothing line because he realized that that was sort of one of the mistakes he made early on. if you're going to drop prices on your clothing line, maybe he will save more. >> he did marry rich and went on and on and on on twitter overnight. he just took it hostage. he says mark zuckerberg, i know it's your birthday but can you please call me? i need a loan. >> for ritcher, for poorer. >> jack says whatever happened. >> whatever happened to that. >> i don't think that works out all that well. >> 53m il. >> finally, folks, just one day before the grammys, a personal tribute to davav bowieby lady gaga.
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side of that iconic image bowie's face from the cover of his aladdin sean album saying this was the image that changed my life. >> she'll perform a special tribute to bowie tomorrow night at the 2k3wr578ys. he died last month from cancer at the age of 69. >> but the bottom line, please send kanye a loan. >> go fund me now? >> $1. >hat do you have, anything? >> (ugh.)
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check your calendar, today is presidents' day, a federal holiday. all government offices are closed. no mail, most schools are closed. most banks and credit unions and lots of sales online. >> according to a famous prediction made in a m mie in 1989 it, thehe w wle world s suld haha clolod today. here's abc's john donvan. >> valentine's when stunt women like the couples getting married high atop the empire state building on a record cold day. ponder the weird prediction made about this day in the movie "ghostbusters 2" 27 years ago. accord doing my ours, the end of the world will be on february 14th in the year 2016. >> valentine's day, bummer. alien. whatever, on with the stunts. john and ann betar both over 100
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old giving relationship advice on twitter. we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs and we're fine. we have brian and a small business mann and a p.h.d. holder in organic chemistry making the waffle house their celebration get away. and a high schoolenior hayden godfrey who gave a flower this week to every single girl in his high school. 800 flowers cost him more than 500 bucks. a gesture appreciated by the recipients and admired by his girlfriend, too. so notes to aliens, we're still here so far anyway. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> so far. >> and finally this half hour, we want t t introduce a new member of our abc fafaly. >> meet knedy charles mew zika, the latest production. isn't he an adorable, a production of our broadcast
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at night. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." death of a legal giant. a political showdown is brewing after supreme court justice antonin scalia diedn his sleep over t weekend. with the high court left shorthanded, republicans ate looking to block the president from filling the empty seat. full coverage ahead. >> disgraced former new york governor eliot spitzer is being investigated for assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend at the plaza hotel.
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being caught in a prostitution scandal. candy, flowers and one of the coldest days on record for valentine's day. rails snapped in the bitter cold causing delays for rail service. it was the coldest morning in boston in nearly 60 years. and the defense the highlight of the all-star game last night in the toronto. it was the highest scoring all-star game ever. the west winning it 1 6-173. russell westbrook was the game's mvp. those are some of our top stories on this presidents' day, monday, februaryy 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> good morning. we're going to start this half hour with the dmu details we're learning on the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> as the political fight over his seat gets under way, we hear from one of the people who saw scalia the final hours of his
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with more, here's jim avila. >> reporter: justice antonin scalia died behind the drawn curtains of this room. peacefully and in his sleep. >> i was a firsthand witness. >> reporter: says the owner of the cibolo ranch in west texas where the judge had been a first time guest scheduled to hunt quail an saturday. his body discovered when he skipped both breakfast and lunch. >> he was totally peaceful, he's a man that went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: the high-end hunting lodge and ranch was host to an exclusive group of mostly texan couples. justice scalia was the only famous guestst he arrived friday about noon, toured the property, did not join that day's hunt, but he did have dinner with the group overlooking the scenic lake. >> about 9:00, he stood up and said it's been a very long day, had a long week. i'd like to be excused. >> reporter: others told investigators they heard the 79-year-old justice mention an
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the county judge who pronounced him deadver the p pne told abc ws she talked with his doctor washington who told her he had been ill and came to his office both dnesday and thursday before the trip. the scalia family, his nine children and wife maureen says she objected to an autopsy. and after talking with investigators and u.s. marshals on the scene, she agreed one was not necessary. >> any signs of foul play could have easily caused, that i a aed for an autopsy. reporter: instead the countyy judge says the death certificate will the read natural causes due to his heart stopping. jim avila in west texas. >> it could impact the ideological makeup of the court as his body arrives from texas. experts are already looking at how his death could affect the
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jonathan karl over who gets to select his replacement. >> reporter: the battle lines over justice scalia's replacement on the supreme court were drawn in no time. republican presidential candidate ted cruz tweeting this five minutes before the supreme court or scalia's family confirmed he had died. "justice scalia was an american hero. we owe it to him, and the nation, for the senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement." less than an hour later, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." but t esident obama, who p pised scalia as one of the most consequential l inkers ever to serve on the court, made it clear he's ready to fight over replacing him. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: eion year supreme court confirmations are extremely rare. the last president to nominate and confirm a justice in an election year was fdr, 76 years ago. but even then, his party
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although scalia became a hero to conservatives and a a mesis to liberals, his own confirmation was entirely uncontroversial. he was approved 98-0. even joe biden voted to confirm him. the battle to replace him will play out in congress and on the campaign trail. it's already happening. >> we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. reporter: as for who president obama will nominate, he will likely choose a candidate republicans respect. such as merrick garland, chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals, a moderate who has won praise from republicans. jane kelly, confirmed unanimously by the senate as a circuit court judge in 2013. and finally, sri srinavasan, who
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97-0 just three years ago and served in the administration of president george w. bush. he would be the first asian justice. the bar for a supreme court nomination is much higher, especially this one with justice scalia being a conservative icon and his replacement having the potential to switch the balance of power on this court from the conservatives to the liberals. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. all right. we're going to move on t t litics now. just five days until the nevada caucuses and a n n signow close the battle is there. hillary clinton is staying in nevada today where she has three events scheduled. she was supposed to attend an event in florida but her husband the former president will take her place there instead. at events yesterday, she attacked rival bernie sanders as a one issue candidate who is proposing nothing more than break up the big banks. for his part, sanders was
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although there's no video they attended the same rican-american church service in las vegas. both listened to the other speak, sanders speakingfirst. the rac in nevada is considered a neck and rec right now. today sanders is attending an event in michigan. >> a scare yesterday to arkansas state an university turned out to be just a video shoot. the jones broes campus put on lockdown after a report of armed meniere the student union. there were no arrests but a scscol okesmen saiai the production crew should have let officials know two monthsing ago there was an actual threat when a man with a shotgun drove on to campus. the hunt is on in britain for the person be responsible for a laser strike on a plane that caused a flight to head back to london. the pilot said it happened about seven miles from heathrow airport. virgin says one of the pilots reported a medical issue, apparently linked to the laser strike. passengers were puttp for the
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>> oneore note from overseas, turkey is shelling militia in northern syria. in the meantime, new video shows syrian army helicopters dropping bombs in a suburb of damascus, the syrian capital. it lessens is the chances of a cease-fire in the syrian civil war leaving little hope for people fleeing the fighting. >> reporter: relentless russian air strikes have reduced towns and villages in northern syria to rubble. it allowed the assad regime to besiege its biggest city aleppo. the offensive has sent a n flood of syrians, some 50,000 toward the border with turkey. aid groups are now tragically building tents amid fears that hundreds of thousands more will soon be on their way. turkey is keeping the border closed for now. there's been a steady stream of trucks like this one deliverinin aid to the displaced inside syria.
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the wounded from the fighting. at the main hospital we met this 1-year-old. he told us those russian air strikes leveled the villages where he's from. so his family moved only to have the house they were in struck, as well. shrapnel from the blast paralyzing him from the waist down. watchdog groups say the russian air campaign has killed 1,000 civilians. russia denies targeting them. the u.s. accused russss of focucung its bombing on rebels instead of isis and al qaeda. there is a glimmer of hope. the u.s. and russian announced a cease-fire in syria to begin next week but that hope threatened by distrust and ever deepening divisions. alex marquardt on the turkey, syria boarder. >> pope francis celebrates mass today in the southern mexican state. it's one of the poorest areas of the country. yesterday he visited a children's hospital in mexico city where aoung cancer
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oats a . >> so beautiful. >> beautiful voice from that young lady. during an earlier mass, the pope condemned drug dealers inn mexico. so much to so many people when he comes to visit. lease lots of big government titles coming up in this story but that's okay because the star a drone that can hit 45 miles an hour. >> government title number one, the drone was the work of darpa, defense advanced research prong's agency. the government title number two, this is all part of what's called the fast lightweight autonomymy program. >> the drone not onlnl had cameras, it also had sonar and other sensors that use sound and
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>> tens of thousands of sharks are making their annual migration just off the beaches of palm beach unty, florida. you can see them on the left side of your screen. do you see them? >> no, wait for it. >> oh, the little things? >> yeah, that's them. a profess ter shot this aerial footage. these are black tipped sharks which are usually about six feet long. he says despite the huge numbers, they're actually very few shark bites. >> are they the types that will bite you? >> i never get close enough to find out. >> mike that's all you enjoy the ocean. i'll hang out over here. >> exaxaly. >> also across the south onn land, authority have ever been tracking the movents of a multistate jewel thief. >> more details about the woman behind a string of robberies
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jewelry across five says the. >> reporter: the infamous jewelry store robber seen on cameras across the south now the face of a crime spree. >> the fbi arrested the woman. >> in newly released court documents, investigatoto say 24-year-old abigaga kemp was just part of a four-person team behind the string of violent robberies. >> we need you to respond to an armed robbery. >> brothers larry and michael gilmore charged with con piracy to interfere with commerce by threats of violence. officials accusing the pair along with lewis jones iii of finding, recruiting and training kemp. the fbi alleges the brothers ten shops served as kemp's robbery training school where the athlete taught her to manipulate a handgun, choose what merchandise to steal an speak in code words. according to agents the group routinely practiced till they thought kemp had the plan down. >> if youatch her behavior inside the store, it's very
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>> kemp's family and former co-workers stunned when she was named by officials as the woman seen wielding a gun in surveillance images. >> i hate it for her. i hate it for her family. but you know, you doo these things you makak your bed, you got to lay in it. >> reporter: authorities say the four split into pairs, kemp and jones would go to the scores and the brothers be as lookouts. the brothers alleging cell phone pings put the brothers near each after the robbery locations during the crimes. and call records show her talking to the brothers before and after each robbery. >> each store that you rob, the police tend to gather more information, cell phone activity, photographs, informant information, et cetera. leading to your capture at some point. >> reporter: eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> the four could face up to 20 years in jail. >> kemp and lewis have pleaded not guilty to the charges involved in this.
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well, as the presidential candidates scramble for the middle class vote, a well-known brand has done something the candidates have ever been railing abobo for months. >> carrier air-condititiers says it's moving well paying jobs from the u.s. to cheaper labor south of the border. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> i want to be clear, this is rictly a business decision. >> reporter: for the factory workers at this air conditioning plant florida indiana, the announcement exploded like a bombshell as a manager tells
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be lost to mexico. >> it became clear that the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterrey, mexico. >> that video shot by one of the workers and posted on facebook. many of the workers stunned and angry. >> i'm just trying to support my family. you know, i'm just trying to survive. >> their positions joining the manufacturinin exodus from the u.s. to mico over the past0 years, an estimated 1 million jobs moving south of the border. american carrier says the dismissals are not expected to begin until 2017 and will be spread out over three years. >> where are all those jobs we're going to be able to find 1400 people that pay them a living wage? >> a handful of air-conditioner dealers are threat in i think to boycott carrier products and a
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retrain the displaced workers. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> this is going to have a lasting impact in the presidential race. a lot of people are blaming hillary clinton's husband, former president for nafta and saying that's going to be a tough thing for her to overcome in the midwest. >> interesting. we'll have to see what happens. and coming up, hang ten in california. (sounds of birds whistling) music introducing new k-y touch gel cr me. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. human corovirus... hepati-
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while much of the country is florida a deep freeze this presidents' day, you'd never know it if you ventured out west. >> that's good news for one of the world's most dangerous surfing competitions. here's abc's sarah meins shoo watch as pro surfer greg long gets the ride of his life as he drops in on then 35-foot wave. >> whoa. >> an absolute massive aw. greg long stomping it r rht after r e horn. >> reporter: taking on the death defying drop down a mountain of water all for a shot of winning the titans of mavericks surf competition, known as one of the most day, contests in the world, this year's conditions were violent and treacherous as the 24 surfers hit the swells. take a look at the sheer power of those waves taking down surfer after sumpb err. >> i was choking on water? >> reporter: veteran mavericks surfer kenny colins forced to pull out after this brutal run.
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and hit me in the head really hard. >> reporter: as the day went on, the waves kept growing ultimately hitting faces more than 40 feet, nick lamb outlasting his fellow junkies getting hammered in the surf time. >> going down in the most treacherous of places. >> reporter: securing the big win by carving his down thiss massivee wave. thth daredevilil runun eararng him $125,000 and bragging rights as this year's titan of mavericks champion. >> oh, man, i'm over the moon. i have so many people to thank. >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. >> it looks like they had a great time. >> who do you have in your fantasy league to win it all? >> you know what? you know me and my fantasy league. you, kendis gibson. look at that. anchor. page. course it was. >> some pectoral muscles.
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hour. this morning on "world news now," the impact of justice scalia's death. >> memories of the supreme court conservative found dead in texas. the condolences, the politics and the unforgettable words of an outspoken justice. arctic agony. the record shattering cold and dos of skiers stuck in th bier condions int broken down tram. the snowfall predictions from accuweather. >> turf war. the warning every parent needs to hear. young athletes at risk of cancer beuse of artificial turf.
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and finer dining on valentine's day. it's an annual tradition at white castle turning fast food sliders into something a little bit morel gant. what a treat on this monday, february 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning on this presidents' day. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. incredible weekend with the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. we're going to begin with the political chaos sparked by his sudden death. >> it was really sudden. scalia conservative icon served on the high court for 30 ars. now the bipartisan b btle lines drawn over when his seat should be filled. elizabeth hur. >> a here's carried the body of justin antonin scalia to the airport for a final flight home as the battle for his seat on
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>> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities top fame a successor. >> adding another bitter divide inhis electctn year not only in congress but also on the campaign ail. >> we should not allow a lam duck to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: scalia died in his sleep saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. >> he was totally aceful. he was a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> they assured me they did not see any signs of foul play. >> reporter: the family ep objecting to an autopsy after talking to investigators on the scene. back in washingtoning with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declaring this vacancy should not be filled till we
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the short list of his potential candidates judge viacheslav nava sasa >> the stakes could not be higher. without scaa the court remains bivided 4-4. reena and kendis? >> elizabeth, thank you. president politicians and colleagues are all reflecting on scalia's life and legacy. justice ruth bader ginsburg said they were best buddys and justice clarence thomas called him a towering intellect. more from abc'som llamas momo gives us a s sp soft scalia i i hi own words. >> a man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man. >> reporter: he was never one to run away from a fight. bold, brash and yet poetic in his argues. >> i love to argue. i've always loved to argue. it may well be that i'm something of a shin kicker. >> reporter: unafraid to speak
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of backing down. >> i'm in the business of enforcing democracy. what democracy means on controversial issues even on stuff like homosexual rights, abortion,,we debate with each other and persue each other and vote on it. >> reporter: creating unlikely but lasting friendships on the bench. >> i've criticized the opinions of some of my colleagues and we have wered friends. just as they have criticized my opinions and we have wered friends. >> reporter: and never losing a step. >> i will certainly retire at the time where i perceive that i am not as good as i used to be that i've lost a step. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. one of the favorite stories that i've heard came from david axelrod, senior advisor for brez obama. he said there was a moment at a white house correspondents dinner when scalia turned to him and said he knows i'm not under any illusions you're going to
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like me but i hope youend me someone smarar axelroded can't believe he's telling me this. you're not supposed to talk about this. he goes send us elena kagan. the president ended up choosing sonia so the mayor and then kagan. even though they're both not conservative, they're different political spectrums he really respected her and ended up going hunting with her. during the confirmation, she said she w wld shoot gun at some pointnd went with him. they became hunting partners. they all hunt together even though they were different views. >> i think they learned that from sdra day o'connor who told them if you want to get on the good side of justice scalia, go hunting with him. it's a tip she passed on to many others. >> folks on capitol hill could get that, despite having different opinions they could still make it work. we're going to move on right
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figure, pope francis. his hick visit to chex co. thousands of the catholic faithful gather inside anticipation of his own air mass in the state of chiapas. pope francis passed by in a small white hard top fiat rather than an open air pope probably had. he got out and greeted well-w-whers gatatred near r e residents. blessing them and holding hair hands. later he spoke out against the drug trade. >> the eagles of death metal band finished a concertert cut short by the deadly attack in november. the california based band startedity rescheduled european tour in stoke home three months to the day after bombers stormed the theater killing 89 people. some survivors of the attack say they won't be attending the concert tomorrow. the idea of retetning there
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think for me personally, it would be too soon for me to be there mentally and obviously physically. it's a nonevent at the moment. >> psychologists are expected to be attending the concert in case any fans suffer flashbacks. we're getting new light that is being flown on an incident of sexual harassment involving peyton manning during his time at the university of tennessee years ago. now, during the incidenthich happened in 1996, manning allegedly assaulted a female athletic trainer while she was assessing the extent of an injury that he was dealing with. the incident was settled the following year but the case is mentioned in a newly filed lawsuit in which six women claimed the university will a systemic disregard for women claiming sexual harassment. the school says it acted lawfully in the situations outlined in the se. dozens of peoeoe att a new hampshir ski resort are spending the night safe on the ground after a harrowing few hours suspended mid-air.
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cars at cannon mountain that became stuck 40 feet in the air. after about three hours, they were able to rappel down to the ground. there was no panic, just concern. >> it was a bit harrowing especiallybe lowered from the floor of the tram on a cable. >> a a 8-month-old babyy was among the f fst eeeecuatiated. the temperatures in franconia was minus 4 during the mid afternoon emergency but there were no injuries. >> but there is bitter cold there in new hampshire. and the rest of the northeast over night. bostonians awoke tthe coldest morning yesterday in nearly 60 years. 6-0. 9 degrees below zero. commuter and trasity rail service was disare upped. there were also delays at logan airport because of cold weather problems with ground equipment. further west, heavy snow in the chico area and it's continuing this morning into the commute.
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canceled or delayed and traffic snarled on area who is. strong winds hampering vissent as the storm system moves east. it's expected to turp intoitis. we're going to get more now from paul williams at accuweather. goododmorning. >> good mororng to you, as well. you've heard the phrase hot mess. this is goingo be a cold mess for the deep south. we're looking for significant icing to happen throughout charlottesville over towards asheville with dangerous travel expected in the area you see highlighted along with power outages. we go to the deep south where we're expecting fla flooding with torrential downpours from nashville towards atlanta towards jackson and reaeaing as faas sth as new orleans. there's a sequel to this thing. it's going to reach up towards the northeast by the time we get foo tuesday. we're looking for that same area of flash flooding and heavy downpours with severe weather expected down in the deep south. it's going to reach all the way up towards richmond and eventually slide its way up to boston.
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we're going to warm things up right now and calm things down with what is definitely one of the more unique ways love birds were celebrating valentine's day. >> this can't be real. white casal? come on now. >> cas sass blanko. >> apparently for the 25th year in the row, the home of the slider put on its valentine's day dinner. some strawns were decked out for the occasion. there were tablecloths, balloons, flowers. you get the idea. hose who made reservations were served by waiters and waitresses. for some, it's a tradition. >> we've been coming seven or eight years. we go to a nice restaurant either the day before or the day after. and we always come to white house castle on valentine's day. >> in addition to the usual sliders, there were some other special menu items include sriracha shrimp nibblers and, of course, there were some special des sers, as well. >> so the two t t vegetarians on set.
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when we do segments with meat. tommy will kindly step in. tommy says you're a big connoisseur of white castle. >> yeah, here you go. >> get another one. >> jack? >> no, i'm good. thank you though. >> deb? >> i'm good. i'm driving. > these are all cold. nobody heated them. >> there's some warm one. >> they're good cold, scott's saying upstairs in control. >> you want to try a cold one too, tommy? >> how did you get so hooked. >> i got hooked back in high school. love them. >> so that's what you guys did? >> you didn't go to the malt shop? >> malt and white castle together. >> you get the malt at the white castle. it's a good tradition. >> jack, i love them. >> i would give the shrimp sriracha a try. >> voila. coming up "the mix" a perfect gesture for the day after valentine's day.
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like the harlem globetrotters playing there. from the lardwood to the turf it a certain type of artificial turf on which millions of american children play is raising red flags. >> several federal agencies are looking into the safety of the crumb rubber fields made of a possible carcinogenic material. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: a major step towards answering a crucial question for athletes across the country. could the fields they play on be a hard to their health. espn's e 60 series addressing the growing concern last november. >> all these kids that are playing because they love it, i want them to be safe. i want to know the truth. tell me. is it good or is it bad for us? >> reporter: three federal agencies are now looking into whether a popular artificial turf caused crumb rubber could contain dangerous carcinogens. several lawmakers raising the issue worried about the effect
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used tires. athletes say during a game those little black pellets are unavoidable. >> they get in our sores, our eyes. they're everywhere. we eat them. >> it is used at more than 10,000 athletic facility nationwide from school playgrounds to public parks even stadiums where the women's world cup was played. >> there are some serious health concerns. what's in those little rubber pellets, i don't know. i think it's irresponsible. >> concerns like those prompting this high school in washington to make a costly last minute decision to switch to a different type of turf. >> because nobody is sure what or how serious it is. >> reporter: the epa, cdc and consumer product of safety commission now investigating explaining some of the government's best and brightest scientists are working to identify what is in recycled tire crumb and if it is harmful. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york.
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it's in some of the parks i think my kids play at coming up in our next half hour, disturbiuestions about a popular social media app. does snapchat encourage reckless speeding? >> first the app that could millions of lives in an earthquake. how my shake could one day turn
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on "world news now." earthquakes are nearly impossible to predict. >> but a new app could be used to warn people miles away that an earthquake is imminent. katy utis has the story. >> reporter: designed in california, and downloaded across the world, developers of the my shake app await data from the earthquakes. >> we're jittery, too.
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with uc berkeley's seismological lab to turn your mobile phone into a quake sensor. >> the accelerometer in the phone been record the ground shaking, send that data to our system and we can use that data to understand the physics of the process underneath us, how the buildings around us respond to these quakes and we have more data than we have from the tradition counsel seismic networks. >> i might have 1,000 sensors. here in california alone, there may be 16 million smartphones. >> data sent to the lab will be compared to official usgs seismic readings. once it's been thoroughly tested and deeped accurate it could develop into an early warning system especially morn pore places like nepal. >> here an alert can save lives. so it becomes vital for somebody in a country for which there is no early warning system. >> reporter: the my shake app is free to download for android users.
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in berkeley, katy utis, abc 7 news. >> this could be part of a global network to alert people across the world when there's an impending network. >> many are saying it turns your phone into a pocket sized is size mom ter. coming up, the good will gesture by good will for valentine's day. >> and dating by smell, that's in the mix next. approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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you ship it out, get rid of the bad memories and you have fresh karma for that next hot guy or gal coming in your life. >> you get rid of all their stuff, don't have to deal with it. >> like a memory eraser. >> for the dating world, you have tinder, hung, you have bumble, grinder, all of these different, not that i'm familiar with all of them. now this probably takes the cake. this is called smell dating. it's the first male odor dating service. >> what? >> so they send you a t-shirt. you wear the t-shirt for three days and three nights without deodorant. and then you return the shirt in an envelope and then they send you some like look swatchesf other people's slirts. and you pick the one that you think smells the nicest that you like. and then they see if there's a match and voila. >> that's impressive. i wish they could do that for coworkers in the newsroom. >> what are you saying? >> i'm not saying anything about you. i'm just saying in general.
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>> you might work harder knowing you enjoy the scent drifting your way. >> that's what it is. it's the white castle. they did do that "the bachelor." you can understand it. it costs about $25 and it's limited to 100 people. >> if i was single, i'd try it maybe you remember the guy who stuffed a whole bunch of colored balls in his home? do you remember this guy? his name is rommen at audio. he now guess weather stuffs in his home? snow. this is like every kid's dream. he uses a little bit of hollywood snow will, resnow, surprise, guess what. we're snowed in, kids. literally. and look at it. all this school stuff, skiing indoors. >> winter wonderland. >> i'm 100% sure mama was not home when this happened. >> how did they clean it out? >> that's a good question. >> take a look at the world's biggest rubick cube. this took awhile for this guy to get it.
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>> nerd alert, this morning on "world news now," dangerous conditions from windchill warnings in the northeast to a snowstorm on the move from the midwest. today's icy predictions from accuweather. >> justice remembered. the conservative on the supreme court antonin scalia and his legacy. from his death in texas to the emotional debate about who will replace him. >> and new this half hour, could a former new york governor be in trouble again? >> why police are investigating elliot spitzer. what happened to his former girlfriend and what spitzer has to say about it. later, kanye west complains
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is he really tens of millions of dollars in debt? the reaction in "the skinny" on this monday, february 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we should say good morning on this holiday, on presidents' day. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. our top story this half hour. the extreme weather. snow falling at times overnight in chicago after several inches yesterday. many drivers said they were only on the roads because it was valentine's day and there were quite a few accidents. >> hundreds of flights were canceled, too. it wasn't just the chicago area. we get some details right now from abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: white knuckle driving across the midwest. heavy snow bringing white out conditions outside indianapolis, triggering multiple pile-ups injuring at least ten. pennsylvania's i-78 is back open after this massive pile-up saturday killing three and
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that blast of arctic air sending temperatures plunging to lows not seen in years. >> it feels like a razor. >> reporter: new york city hitting minus 1 degree. the coldest day in new york city in 22 years. >> it's like whipping you in the back of the head. it hurts. i don't like it. it's like being on a roller coaster. >> reporter: boston even colder, 9 below but feeling like minus 36. for those braving the elements, it was brutal. 150 firefighters battling this fire for hours in philadelphia. the water meant for the flames turning to ice encasing this car. in new hampshire, 40 people had to be rescued from a mountain tram. the temperature there? zero. a messy start to the week, but the good news is this storm is bringing with it relief from this bitter cold. phillip mena, abc news, new york. boy, he looks cold. >> yeah, he does. >> that break phillip mentioned
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>> following a polar vortex so powerful you can see how the cold clear air blew all the clouds to sea in this picture that was tweeted out from astronaut scott kelly in space at the station up there. scott said, it even looks cold from up here. accuweather's paul williams is tracking all of this for us. paul? >> i appreciate that, kendis, reena. what we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a storm that's going to turn ugly and stay that way. low pressure system will ride its way right into the northeast and it's going to start off as just snow but it's going to turn ugly as a wintry mix will takeover all the way back towards the tennessee valley region with a mix of freezing rain as well as sleet. this storm's not going to let up on monday and it's going to bring significant icing down towards the deep south. ugly, like i said, kendis, reena. >> thank you, paul. >> and turning now to the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia.
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arrived in virginia hours ago is, flown back from el paso on a private plane. scalia died of natural causes at a ranch in west texas while on a quail hunting trip. he was found dead in his room after missing breakfast and lunch. >> he was totally peaceful. he was a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> a texas official said scalia's doctor in washington told her he had been ill and came to his office both wednesday and thursday before the trip. this morning, justice scalia is being remembered as a brilliant legal mind with an incomparable sense of humor. a larger than life figure on the bench and off. and there are many fond memories from his political friends and foes alike. abc's terry moran takes a look at his legacy. >> reporter: for decades, jus antonin scalia led the charge to take constitutional law back, back he would say to its original meaning. >> the constitution is not meant to facilitate change. it is meant to impede change. to make it difficult to change.
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perhaps scalia's greatest triumph, his ruling in 2008 that the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms where he brushed aside concerns about gun violence in modern america. it is not the role of this court to pronounce the second amendment extinct he wrote. another victory, bush versus gore. the 2000 case that awarded george w. bush the presidency and divided the country -- >> i and my court owe no apology whatever for bush versus gore. we did the right thing so there. >> reporter: in dissent he was biting, caustic, clear. when the court upheld obamacare for the second time last year, scalia sneered, we should start calling this law scotus care and in oral argument, lawyers feared his pointed questions as when he challenged the idea that the court could create a right to gay marriage after 200 years of laws banning it. >> when did it become unconstitutional to exclude
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marriage? when did the law become this? >> reporter: scalia loved a good argument but he made friends across the political and judicial spectrum most famously with liberal icon ruth bader ginsburg. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. >> ruth is really bad only on the knee jerk stuff. >> reporter: scalia's death leaves the court shorthanded and sharply divided 4-4 on huge issues like affirmative action and president obama's climate change policies. the stakes could not be higher specially since one of those four conservatives justice anthony kennedy swings to the liberal side unpredictably. terry moran, abc news, mexico city. >> thank you so much, terry. the political battle over the next supreme court justice began not long after scalia's death. majority leader mitch mcconnell said the senate should not vote on the nomination till after the presidential election but president obama made it clear he intends to announce a nominee ananthat's become an issue on the campaign trail. >> this next election needs to
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we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> and said to be on the short list to replace scalia, merrick garland, chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals, circuit court judge jane kelly, circuit judge sri srinavasan and attorney general loretta lynch. eliot spitzer, the former governor is of new york is under investigation for assault. sources say a 25-year-old woman claims that spitzer tried to choke her at the plaza hotel in manhattan. the pair apparently had a romantic relationship for two years before she tried to break it off. spitzer resigned in 2008 after being involved in a prostitution scandal.
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investigating a laser strike on a virgin atlantic flight that forced a flight to return to london. the plane was heading for new york. the pilot said the laser strike happened about seven miles from heathrow airport. the flight continued till it was just west of ireland. when it turned around and landed safely back in london. virgin says one of the pilots reported a medical issue apparently linked to the laser strike. passengers were put up for the night and will fly to new york today. >> new numbers show the skies in a bit safer in 2015. 136 people died in airline accidents last year, far less than 600 killed the year before but 374 people were killed in crashes of germanwings and russian metrojet planes last year. those where is deliberate acts. pope francis is celebrating mexico's indians today and will celebrate an open air masses in chiapas in thr native languages.
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small white hard top fiat rather than an open air popemobile. president obama is in southern californiisorning for a meeting of asian nations the first time the u.s. hosted a meeting of the asian association of south east asian nations which does not include china. the u.s. will push the advantages of joining a pacific trade pact that doesn't include china and will also discuss the impact of isis in the region. >> if you live in nearly any of 40 big cities, maybe you came across a bunchf people running around in their underwear this broadcast weekend. it was for a good cause. >> it was for a good cause. they got in on it at the nation's capital. events like these are called cupid undie runs. obviously they're people running short course in their underwear after raising money for the children's tumor foundation. >> in d.c., they shortened the course because of the cold. all of the events aimed to raise $5 million for the charity. reena told me just before we got on air that she did a surprise
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>> i did. >> last minute trip to d.c. >> i did go to d.c. this weekend, you're right. >> we're going to having to scour that video. >> there's a reason i didn't tell you about it, kendis. >> exactly. i would have gone. >> coming up in "the skinny," the british version of the academy awards and the latest actor to criticize the oscars. >> also ahead, the high school boy who spent hundreds of dollars buying flowers for every girl at school. the couple who couldn't wait to celebrate their love at waffle house. it's our tribute it out valentine's day. >> first the app that can keep track of how fast a car is going and why it could be linked to horrifying crashes. who is speaking out about this next on "world news now." (ugh.) does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient,
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well, the daring rescue of an injured hiker in southern california mountains this weekend was all caught on camera. no one could reach him except a sheriff's department helicopter. the 6-year-old man had fallen down a 100-foot ice chute northeast of los angeles. there's no word on what caused the accident. >> new questions are being raised about a feature on one of the most popular social media apps and whether it led to a fatal crash. >> the miles per hour feature on snapchat allows users to record their speed but some say it encourages reckless speeding. here now is abc's eva pilgrim. are still trapped in the vehicle. >> reporter: three young women, their car, slamming into a tractor-trailer filled with herbicide, bursting into flames. philadelphia police, blaming speed. surveillance video showing the girls speeding by moments before the crash. abc affiliate wpvi now reporting
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whether the popular app snapchat also played a role. gia was a passenger. her uncle believes it did. >> one of her friends had told me that she was snapchatting throughout the night. in the car they were showing their speed, how fast they were drive ag, what they were doing. >> reporter: he says his niece was using a special filter on snapchat which snaps, or records, their speed. a popular trend he believes encourages people to drive fast and share with friends online. >> the fact that that part of the app is on there seems irresponsible at some point. >> if that happened, it helped toill my daughter. >> reporter: a snapchat spokesperson telling abc news they take distracted driving seriously, including a do not snap and drive warning message when this geofilter is first accessed. gia's family, now warning others. >> i'm not blaming this for the death of my niece, but i hope somebody gets something out of it and puts it down while they're in the car.
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final snaps in hopes that it helps them find some closure. eva pilgrim, abc news, philadelphia. >> i had to idea. i didn't know this was a feature on snapchat at all. >> at least it's out there and parents will be more aware. apparently youtube had videos of kids clocking their speed and posting it. >> speeds of nearly 106 miles an hour. but even if they're not doing that, just don't have the phone while you're driving like that. coming up, the wilderness drama that won big at the baftas but lost out to docudramas right here at home. >> and kanye west says he's $53 million in debt. >> do you believe that? >> how is that possible?
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[ laughter ] but the baftas have diverse members. and that's what we all want to see in life, isn't it? diverse members. >> oh, she is so good. taking this year's best actress award, brie larson for her role as the kidnapped mother in "room." the oscars are right here on abc february 28th. >> yes, and here at home in the meantime, the writers guild awards. >> american screen writers named "spotlight" tom mccarthy's journalism drama about the boston globe's investigation of abuse in the catholic church as best original scray. "the big short" won best adapted screen play. mr. robot took the prize for best new series. >> and speak of movies we're going to get a little tease of a trailer for the much anticipated
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>> just released last night. the teaser shows no sign of its main stars melissa mccarthy, kristen wiig and leslie jones. and kate mckinnon. >> it's chock full of what appears to be chaos in the streets of manhattan asking that all important question and now iconic question, how going to call. >> them. the full trailer set for release on march 3rd. the movie is set to hit theaters on july 15th. >> girl busters. love it. >> good. next a startling announcement by kanye west. >> just days after the launch of both his new album and his new clothing line before an audience of thousands at new york's madison square garden, west tweeted out as he waited for his appearance on "saturday night live" that he's $53 million in personal debt. come on. >> kendis, do you believe this?>> kanye needs a payday loan. the twitterverse is skeptical about this. he claimed last year he was $60 million in debt trying to launch his clothing line. >> so it's not helping.
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twitter about not wanting to have to buy a title subscription to hear his new album. and he's also said that he's going to actually drop prices on his clothing line because he realized that that was sort of one of the mistakes he made early on. if you're going to drop prices on your clothing line, maybe he will sell more. >> he did marry rich and went on and on and on on twitter overnight. he just took it hostage. he says mark zuckerberg, i know it's your birthday, but can you please call me? i need a loan. he's pressuring us. >> what happened to for richer for poorer? >> jack says whatever happened. >> whatever happened to that. >> i don't think that works out all that well. >> it's only 53m il. >> finally, folks, just one day before the grammys, a personal tribute to david bowie by lady gaga. >> yeah, the lady herself snapchatted the inking in progress on her left side of
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face from the cover of his "aladdin sean" album saying, "this was the image that changed my life." >> she'll perform a special tribute to bowie tomorrow night at the grammys. he died last month from cancer at the age o& 69. looking forward to watching that. >> yes, but the bottom line, please send kanye a loan. >> go fund me now? >> $1. what do you have, anything? (ugh.)
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federal holiday. so all government offices are closed. no mail, most schools are closed. most banks and credit unions and lots of sales online. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. >> don't forget that. >> according to a famous prediction made in a movie in 19, the whole world should have closed today. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: valentine's when love stuntmen come out to play and stunt women like the couple getting married coatless in freezing wind high atop the empire state building on a record cold day. ponder the weird prediction made about this day in the movie "ghostbusters 2" 27 years ago. >> according to my source, the end of the world will be on february 14th in the year 2016. >> valentine's day, bummer. >> reporter: she said her source was an alien. whatever, on with the stunts. john and ann betar both over 100 years old and married 83 years giving relationship advice on
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we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs and we're fine. >> you allred did to order. >> reporter: we have brian and florestina stewart, a small businessman and a p.h.d. holder in organic chemistry making the waffle house their celebration get away. and we have a high school senior named hayden godfrey. >> i want to make as many people as happy as possible, who gave a flower this week to every single girl in his high school. 800 flowers cost him more than 500 bucks, a gesture appreciated by the recipients. >> i just thought it was so cool. >> reporter: and admired by his girlfriend, too. so notes to aliens, we're still here so far anyway. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and there's a lot of love in a certain home in new jersey this morning. we want to introduce you to a new member of our abc family. >> meet kennedy charles muzika,
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isn't he adorable? a production of our broadcast producer tony and his wife marisa. seven pounds, nine ounces. healthy, happy and cute. don't they look like -- gorgeous. >> they look so happy. >> family. >> and that kid looks as if he's been around for a little while. kind of smiling already for the camera.
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marisa, tony does his best wor good morning. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." death of a legal giant. a political showdown is brewing after supreme court justice antonin scalia died in his sleep over the weekend. with the high court left shorthanded, republicans are looking to block the president from filling the empty seat. full coverage ahead. >> disgraced former new york governor eliot spitzer is being investigated for assault for at the plaza hotel.
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scandal. candy, flowers and one of the coldest days on record for -- in the northeast for valentine's day. rails snapped in the by thor cold causing delays for rail it was the coldest morning in boston in nearly 60 years. and the defense the -- not the highlight of the nba all-star game last night in the toronto. all-star game ever. russell westbrook was the game's mvp. those are some of our top stories on this presidents' day, monday, february 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. hour with the new details we're learning on the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> as the political fight over his seat gets under way, we hear from one of the people who saw scalia the final hours of his with more, here's abc's jim
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scalia died behind the drawn curtains of this room, peacefully and in his sleep. >> i was a firsthand witness. >> reporter: says the owner of the cibolo ranch in west texas where the judge had been a first time guest scheduled to hunt quail saturday. his body discovered when he skipped both breakfast and lunch. >> he was totally peaceful, he's a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> reporter: the high-end hunting lodge and ranch was host this weekend to an exclusive group of mostly texan couples. justice scalia was the only famous guest. he arrived friday about noon, toured the property, did not join that day's hunt, but he did have dinner with the group overlooking the scenic lake. >> about 9:00, he stood up and he said, it's been a very long day. up early this morning. had a long week. i'd like to be excused. >> reporter: others however, told investigators they heard the 79-year-old justice mention
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him deadver the phone told abc news she talked with his doctor in washington who told her he had been ill and came to his office both wednesday and thursday before the trip. the scalia family, his nine children and wife maureen, she says, objected to an autopsy. and after talking with investigators and u.s. marshals on the scene, she agreed one was not necessary. >> any signs of foul play could have easily caused that i ask for an autopsy. >> reporter: instead, the county judge says the death certificate will simply read natural causes due to his heart stopping. jim avila, abc news in west texas. >> his replacement could impact the ideological makeup of the court as his body arrives from texas. experts are already looking at how his death could affect the outcome of several key votes.
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fierce political debate over who gets tote select scalia's replacement replacement. >> reporter: the battle lines over justice scalia's replacement on the supreme court were drawn in no time. republican presidential candidate ted cruz tweeting this five minutes before the supreme court or scalia's family confirmed he had died. "justice scalia was an american we owe it to him, and the nation, for the senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement." less than an hour later, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." but president obama, who praised scalia as one of the most consequential thinkers ever to serve on the court, made it clear he's ready to fight over replacing him. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: election year supreme court confirmations are extremely rare. the last president to nominate and confirm a justice in an election year was fdr, 76 years ago. but even then, his party
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although scalia became a hero to conservatives and a nemesis to liberals, his own confirmation was entirely uncontroversial. he was approved 98-0. even joe biden voted to confirm him. the battle to replace him will play out in congress and on the campaign trail. it's already happening. >> we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: as for who president obama will nominate, he will likely choose a candidate republicans respect. such as merrick garland, chief judge of the d.c. circuit court of appeals, a moderate who has won praise from republicans. jane kelly, confirmed unanimously by the senate as a
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and finally, sri srinavasan, who was confirmed as a circuit court judge 97-0 just three years ago and served in the administration of president george w. bush. justice. the bar for a supreme court nomination is much higher, especially this one with justice scalia being a conservative icon and his replacement having the potential to switch the balance of power on this court from the conservatives to the liberals. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. all right. we're going to move on t politics now. just five days until the nevada caucuses and a new sign how close the battle is there. hillary clinton is staying in nevada today where she has three events scheduled. she was supposed to attend an event in florida but her husband the former president will take her place there instead. at events yesterday, she attacked rival bernie sanders as aone-issue candidate who is proposing nothing more than breaking up the big banks. for his part, sanders was campaigning in nevada yesterday, as well.
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video of it, sanders and clinton attended the same african-american church service in las vegas. both listened to the other speak, sanders speaking first. the race in nevada is considered a neck and neck right now. today sanders is attending an event in michigan. >> a scare yesterday to arkansas state university turned out to be just a video shoot. the jonesboro campus put on lockdown after a report of armed fen near the student union. there were no arrests but a school spokesmen says the production crew should have let officials know two months ago there was an actual threat when a man with a shotgun drove on to campus. the hunt is on in britain for the person responsible for a laser strike on a plane that forced a flight to return to london. the virgin atlantic flight was the pilot said it happened about seven miles from heathrow airport. virgin says one of the pilots apparently linked to the laser strike. passengers were put up for the night and will fly to new york today.
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turkey is shelling kurdish militia in northern syria prompting the syrian government to protest at the u.n. in the meantime, new video shows syrian army helicopters dropping bombs in a suburb of damascus, the syrian capital. it all lessens the chances of a cease fire in the syrian civil war leaving little hope for people who are fleeing the fighting. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: relentless russian air strikes have reduced towns and villages in northern syria to rubble. and allowed the assad regime to besiege its biggest city aleppo. the offensive has sent a new flood of syrians, some 50,000, toward the border with turkey. aid groups are now frantically building tents amid fears that hundreds of thousands more will soon be on their way. turkey is keeping the border closed for now. there's been a steady stream of trucks like this one delivering aid to the displaced inside syria. the few who are being allowed out are the wounded from the
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at the main hospital we met this 18-year-old. he told us those russian air strikes had leveled the villages where he's from. so his family moved only to have the house they were in struck, as well. shrapnel from the blast paralyzing him from the waist down. watchdog groups say the russian air campaign has killed 1,000 civilians. russia denies targeting them. the u.s. accused russia of focusing its bombing on rebels instead of isis and al qaeda. there is a glimmer of hope. the u.s. and russia have announced a cease fire in syria to begin next week, but that hope threatens by distrust and ever deepening divisions. alex marquardt on the turkey, syria boarder. >> pope francis celebrates mass today in the southern mexican state of chiapas. it's one of the poorest areas of the country. yesterday he visited a children's hospital in mexico
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patient sang to him. ave maria >> so beautiful. >> beautiful voice from that young lady. during an earlier mass, the pope condemned drug dealers in mexico. >> he means so much to so many people when he comes to visit. doesn't it? fair warning there's lots of big government titles coming up in this story but that's okay because the star is a drone that can hit 45 miles an hour. >> government title number one, the drone was the work of darpa, defense advanced research projects agency. the government title number two, this is all part of what's called the fast lightweight autonomy program. >> the drone not only had cameras, it also had sonar and other sensors that use sound and
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>> tens of thousands of sharks are making their annual migration just off the beaches of palm beach county, florida. you can see them on the left side of your screen. do you see them? >> no, wait for it. >> oh, the little things? >> yeah, that's them. a professor who studies sharks shot this aerial footage. these are black tipped sharks which are usually about six feet long. the professor says that despite the huge numbers, there are actually very few shark bites. >> are they the types that will bite you? >> i never get close enough to find out. >> like that's all you enjoy the ocean. i'll hang out over here. >> exactly. >> also across the south on land, authorities have ever been tracking the movements of a multistate jewel thief. >> we're learning the details about the woman behind a string of robberies making off with $48 million of jewelry across five
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latest. >> reporter: the infamous jewelry store robber seen on cameras across the south now the face of a crime spree. >> wanted for six robberies. >> the fbi arrested the woman. >> reporter: in newly released court documents, investigators say 24-year-old abigail kemp was just part of a four-person team behind the string of armed robberies. >> we need you to respond to an armed robbery. >> brothers larry and michael gilmore charged with con piracy to interfere with commerce by threats of violence. officials accusing the pair along with lewis jones iii of finding, recruiting and training kemp. the fbi alleges the gilmore brothers ten shops served as kemp's robbery training school where the men taught her to manipulate a handgun, choose what merchandise to steal and speak in code words. according to agents the group routinely practiced till they thought kemp had the plan down. >> if you watch her behavior inside the store, it's very deliberate about what she does.
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co-workers stunned when she was named by officials as the woman seen wielding a gun in surveillance images. >> i hate it for her. i hate it for her family. but you know, you do these things you make your bed, you got to lay in it. >> reporter: authorities say the four split into pairs, kemp and jones would go to the stores and the brotherses would be as lookouts. the brothers alleging cell phone pings put the brothers near each of the robbery locations during each of the crimes. and call records show her talking to the brothers before and after each robbery. >> each store that you rob, the police tend to gather more information, cell phone activity, photographs, informant information, et cetera. lead to your capture at some point. >> reporter: eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> the four could face up to 20 years in jail. >> we should point out that kemp and lewis have pleaded not guilty to the charges involved in this. the last robbery was june 4th or
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well, as the presidential candidates scramble for the middle class vote, a well-known brand has done something that the candidates have ever been railing about for months. >> carrier air-conditioners says it's moving well paying jobs from the u.s. to cheaper labor south of the border. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> i want to be clear, this is strictly a business decision. >> reporter: for the factory workers at this air conditioning plant in indiana, the announcement exploded like a bombshell as a manager tells them 1400 jobs, their jobs, will
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>> it became clear that the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: that video shot by one of the workers and posted on many of the workers stunned and >> i'm just trying to support my family. you know, i'm just trying to survive. >> reporter: their positions joining the manufacturing exodus from the u.s. to mexico over the past 20 years, an estimated 1 million jobs moving south of the border. american carrier says the dismissals are not expected to begin until 2017 and will be spread out over three years. >> where are all those jobs we're going to be able to find 1400 people that pay them a living wage? >> a handful of air-conditioner dealers are threatening to boycott carrier products and a local government says it will
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i knew that. while much of the country is in a deep freeze this presidents' day, you'd never know it if you ventured out west. >> that's good news for one of the world's most prestigious and dangerous surfing competition. it's abc's sara haines. >> reporter: watch as pro surfer greg long gets the ride of his life as he drops in on then 35-foot wave. >> whoa. >> an absolute massive draw. greg long stomping it right after the horn. >> reporter: taking on the death defying drop down a ferocious mountain of water all for a shot of winning the titans of vericks surf competition, known as one of the most dangerous contests in the world, this year's conditions were violent and treacherous as the 24 surfers hit the swells. take a look at the sheer power of those waves taking down surfer after surfer. >> took three waves on the led. i was choking on water. >> reporter: veteran mavericks surfer kenny collins forced to pull out after this brutal run. >> ken collins going down. >> and i felt the whole ocean
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head really hard. >> reporter: as the day went on, the waves kept growing ultimately hitting faces more than 40 feet, nic lamb outlasting his fellow big wave junkies getting hammered in the surf time. >> going down in the most treacherous of places. >> reporter: securing the big win by carving his way down this massive wave. the daredevil run earning him $125,000 and bragging rights as this year's titan of mavericks champion. >> oh, man, i'm over the moon. you know what? i have so many people to thank. news, new york. >> it looks like they had a great time. >> who do you have in your fantasy league to win it all? >> you know what? you know me and my fantasy league. oh, you, kendis gibson. >> wow. a little low cut for a news anchor. >> way look cut. >> how did they get that photo? page. course it was. >> some pectoral muscles. >> yours or mine?
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hour. this morning on "world news now," the impact of justice scalia's death. >> memories of the supreme court conservative found dead in texas. and the unforgettable words of an outspoken justice. arctic agony. the record shattering cold and the dozens of skiers stuck in the bitter conditions in that brokendown tram. the snowfall predictions from accuweather.
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the warning every parent needs to hear. young athletes at risk of cancer because of artificial turf. the federal agencies cracking down. and finer dining on valentine's day. it's an annual tradition at white castle turning fast food sliders into something a little bit more elegant. what a treat on this monday, february 15th. we do say good morning on this presidents' day. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. incredible weekend with the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. we're going to begin with the political chaos sparked by his sudden death. >> it was really sudden. scalia, conservative icon served on the high court for 30 years. now the bipartisan battle lines drawn over when his seat should be filled. more now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> a here's carried the body of justin antonin scalia to the airport for a final flight home as the battle for his seat on the supreme court is brewing.
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constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. >> reporter: adding another bitter divide in this election year not only in congress but also on the campaign trail. >> we should not allow a lame duck to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: scalia died in his sleep saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. >> he was totally peaceful. he was a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> they assured me they did not see any signs of foul play. >> reporter: the scalia family objecting to an autopsy after talking to investigators othe scene. back in washington with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declaring this vacancy should not be filled till we have a new
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and on the short list of his potential candidates judge sri srinavasan. considered the front-runner. the stakes could not be higher. on affirmative action policies, without scalia the court remains divided 4-4. reena and kendis? >> elizabeth, thank you. presidents, politicians and colleagues are all reflecting on scalia's life and legacy. justice ruth bader ginsburg said they were best buddies and justice clarence thomas called him a towering intellect. more from abc's tom llamas who gives us a snapshot of scalia in his own words. >> a man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man. >> reporter: he was never one to run away from a fight. bold, brash and yet poetic in his argues. >> i love to argue. i've always loved to argue. it may well be that i'm something of a shin kicker. >> reporter: unafraid to speak
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of backing down. >> i'm in the business of enforcing democracy. what democracy means on controversial issues even on stuff like homosexual rights, abortion, we debate with each other and persuade each other and vote on it. >> reporter: scalia creating unlikely but lasting friendships on the bench. >> i've criticized the opinions of some of my colleagues and we have remained friends. just as they have criticized my opinions and we have remained friends. >> reporter: and never losing a step. >> i will certainly retire at the time where i perceive that i am not as good as i used to be that i've lost a step. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. one of the favorite stories that i've heard came from david axelrod, senior advisor for president obama. he said there was a moment at a white house correspondents dinner when scalia turned to him and said he knows i'm not under any illusions you're going to
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like me, but i hope you send me someone smart. axelrod said i can't believe he's telling me this. you're not supposed to talk about this. he goes send uelena kagan. the president ended up choosing sonia society society mayor, and then kagan. even though they're both not conservative, they're different political spectrums he really respected her and ended up going hunting with her. during the confirmation, she said she would shoot a gun at some point and went with him. they became hunting partners. they all hunt together even though they were different views. >> i think they learned that from sandra day o'connor who told them if you want to get on the good side of justice scalia, go hunting with him. >> is that what she told them? >> yes. it's a tip she passed on to many others. >> folks on capitol hill could get that, despite having different political opinions
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>> of course, we'll have more on the justice's passing. we're going to move on right now to another towering figure, pope francis. his visit to mexico. thousands of the catholic faithful gather inside anticipation of his open-air mass in the state of chiapas. pope francis passed by in a small white hard top fiat rather than an open-air popemobile. he got out and greeted well-wishers gathered near the residents. blessing them and holding hair hands. later he spoke out against the drug trade. the eagles of death metal band finished a concert cut short by the deadly attack in november. the california-based band started its rescheduled european tour on saturday in stockholm, three months to the day after bombers stormed the bataclan theater killing 89 people. some survivors of the attack say they won't be attending the concert tomorrow.
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so soon and being in a venue, i think for me personally, it would be too soon for me to be there mentally and obviously physically. it's a nonevent at the moment. >> psychologists are expected to be attending the concert in case any fans suffer flashbacks. we're getting some new light that is being flown on an incident of sexual harassment involving peyton manning during his time at the university of tennessee years ago. now, during the incident which happened in 1996, manning allegedly assaulted a female athletic trainer while she was assessing the extent of an injury that he was dealing with. the incident was settled the following year. but the case is mentioned in a newly filed lawsuit in which six women claimed the iversity will a systemic disregard for women claiming sexual harassment. the school says it acted lawfully in the situations outlined in the case. dozens of people at a new hampshire ski resort are spending the night safe on the
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hours suspended mid-air. they were aboard the two tram cars at cannon mountain that became stuck 40 feet in the air. after about three hours, they were able to rappel down to the ground. there was no panic, just concern. >> it was a bit harrowing especially to be lowered from the floor of the tram on a cable. >> an 8-month-old baby was among the first evacuated. the temperatures in franconia was minus 4 during the midafternoon emergency but there were no injuries. but there is bitter cold there in new hampshire. and the rest of the northeast over night. bostonians awoke to the coldest morning yesterday in nearly 60 years. 6-0. 9 degrees below zero. commuter and transit rail service was disrupted when rails shattered in the cold. there were also delays at logan airport because of cold weather problems with ground equipment. further west, heavy snow in the chicago area and it's continuing this morning into the commute.
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canceled or delayed and traffic snarled an area highways. strong winds hampering visibility as the storm system moves east. it's expected to turn into ice. we're going to get more now from paul williams at accuweather. paul, good morning. >> good morning to you, as well. you've heard the phrase hot mess. this is going to be a cold mess for the deep south. we're looking for significant icing to happen throughout charlottesville over towards asheville with dangerous travel expected in the area you see highlighted along with power outages. and that's not all. we're expecting flash flooding with torrential downpours from towards jackson and reaching as far as south as new orleans. and that's not all. there's a sequel to this thing. it's going to reach up towards the northeast by the time we get into tuesday. we're looking for that same area of flash flooding and heavy downpours with severe weather expected down in the deep south. it's going to reach all the way up towards richmond and
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boston. kendis? reena? >> thanks. we're going to warm things up right now and calm things down with what is definitely one of the more unique ways love birds were celebrating valentine's day. >> this can't be real. white castle? come on now. >> casa blanco. >> apparently for the 25th year in the row, the home of the slider put on its valentine's day dinner. some restaurants were decked out for the occasion. there were tablecloths, balloons, flowers. you get the idea. hose who made reservations were served by waiters and waitresses. for some, it's a tradition. >> we've been coming seven or eight years. we go to a nice restaurant either the day before or the day after. and we always come to white house castle on valentine's day. >> in addition to the usual sliders, there were some other special menu items include sriracha shrimp nibblers and, of course, there were some special desserts, as well. >> so the two vegetarians on set.
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when we do segments with meat. tommy will kindly step in. tommy says you're a big connoisseur of white castle. >> yeah, here you go. >> get another one. >> jack? >> no, i'm good. thank you though. >> deb? >> i'm good. i'm driving. > these are all cold. nobody heated them. >> there's some warm one. >> they're good cold, scott's saying upstairs in control. >> you want to try a cold one too, tommy? >> how did you get so hooked on white castle? >> i got hooked back in high school. love them. >> so that's what you guys did? >> you didn't go to the malt shop? >> malt and white castle together. >> you get the malt at the white castle. it's a good tradition. >> jack, i love them. >> i would give the shrimp sriracha a try. >> voila. coming up in "the mix," a perfect gesture for the day
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what you can do with your ex's old stuff. a health alert about the artificial turf on athletic fields. the young athletes at risk and how the feds are cracking down. and later, predicting earthquakes using your smartphone.the app that could warn others miles away about a dangerous jolt. >> and remember, you can find us on facebook wnnfans.com. come on over, tommy. this is your fourth one. >> this is like his fifth. they go down so quickly and easily. human coronavirus... hepati- >>c virus. there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them. lysol wipes are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox. don't pick just any wipe. try that one! this cold and flu season
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this was awesome. many people who know a good slam-dunk contest when they see it, they say saturday night's nba all-star slam-dunk contest was epic. the best ever. zach lavine of the minnesota timberwolves, that's zach right that? and aaron gordon of the orlando magic needed two extra dunks to finally decide the winner in the end, they had to pick someone and it was him. but i'm saying it was really, ^dab) it was the second-straight dunk contest victory for zach there. last night in toronto, kobe bryant was the guest of honor at the league's all-star game. defense in this one was a complete after thought if at all. the final score was laughable as the highest ever. the west all-stars came out the winners taking it 196-173. russell westbrook scored 31 points in his second-straight
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like the harlem globetrotters playing there. from the hardwood to the turf, a certain type of artificial turf on which millions of american children play is raising red flags. >> several federal agencies are looking into the safety of the so-called crumb rubber fields made of a possible carcinogenic material. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: a major step towards answering a crucial question for athletes across the country. could the fields they play on be a hazard to their health? espn's "e 60" series addressing the growing concern last november. >> all these kids that are playing because they love it, i want them to be safe. i want to know the truth. tell me. is it good or is it bad for us? >> reporter: three federal agencies are now looking into whether a popular artificial turf caused crumb rubber could contain dangerous carcinogens. several lawmakers raising the
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of the turf made from ground-up used tires. athletes say during a game those little black pellets are unavoidable. >> they get in our sores, our eyes. they're evhere. we eat them. >> reporter: crumb rubber is used at more than 10,000 athletic facility nationwide from school playgrounds to public parks even stadiums where the women's world cup was played. >> there are some serious health concerns. what's in those little rubber pellets, i don't know. i think it's irresponsible. >> reporter: concerns like those prompting this high school in washington to make a costly last-minute decision to switch to a different type of turf. >> because nobody is sure what or how serious it is. >> reporter: the epa, cdc and consumer product safety commission now investigating explaining some of the government's best and brightest scientists are working to identify what is in recycled tire crumb and if it is harmful. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york.
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it's in some of the parks i think my kids play at. >> that's scary. coming up in our next half hour, disturbing questions about a popular social media app. does snapchat encourage reckless speeding? first the app that could millions of lives in an earthquake. how my shake cou one day turn millions of smartphones into
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on "world news now." earthquakes are nearly impossible to predict. >> but a new app could be used to warn people miles away that an earthquake is imminent. kgo's katy utehs has the story. >> reporter: designed in california, and downloaded across the world, developers of the my shake app await data from the earthquakes.
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>> reporter: lewis schreier is working with u.c. berkeley's seismological lab to turn your mobile phone into a quake sensor. >> the accelerometer in the phone been record the ground shaking, send that data to our system and we can use that data to understand the physics of the process underneath us, how the buildings around us respond to these earthquakes. and we have more data than we have from the tradition counsel seismic networks. >> i might have 1,000 sensors. here in california alone, there may be 16 million smartphones. >> reporter: data sent to the lab will be compared to official usgs seismic readings. once it's been thoroughly tested and deemed accurate it could develop into an early warning system, especially an important for places like nepal. >> here an alert can save lives. so it becomes vital for somebody
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free to download for android users. not yet available on iphones. in berkeley, katy utehs, abc 7 >> this could be part of a global network to alert people across the world when there's an impending network. >> many are saying it turns your phone into a pocket-sized seismometer. gesture by goodwill for valentine's day. and dating by smell, that's in "the mix" next. rol keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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you ship it out, get rid of the bad memories and you have fresh karma for that next hot guy or gal coming in your life. >> you get rid of all their stuff, don't have to deal with it. >> like a memory eraser. >> yeah. but what if they do the same to you? for the dating world, you have tinder, hint, you have bumble, grinder, all of these different, not that i'm familiar with all of them. now this probably takes the cake. this is called smell dating. it's the first male odor dating service. >> what? >> so, they send you a t-shirt. you wear the t-shirt for three days and three nights without deodorant. and then you return the shirt in an envelope and then they send you some, like, swatches of other people's shirts. and you pick the one that you think smells the nicest that you like. and then they see if there's a match and voila. >> that's impressive. i wish they could do that for coworkers in the newsroom. >> what are you saying? >> i'm not saying anything about you.
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>> you might work harder knowing you enjoy the scent drifting your way. >> that's what it is. it's the white castle. >> they did do that "the bachelor." you can understand it. it costs about $25 and it's limited to 100 people. >> if i was single, i'd try it. you remember the guy who stuffed a whole bunch of colored balls in his home? do you remember this guy? his name is roman atwood. he now guess weather stuffs in his home? snow. this is like every kid's dream. he uses a little bit of hollywood snow, real snow, surprise, guess what. we're snowed in, kids. literally. and look at it. all this school stuff, skiing indoors. >> winter wonderland. >> i'm 100% sure momma was not home when this happened. >> how did they clean it out? >> that's a good question. take a look at the world's biggest rubik's cube. this took awhile for this guy to get it. it's 220 pounds.
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>> nerd alert, nerd alert. making news in america this morning -- remembering a legal giant. new details on the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia, his conservative legacy and the hasty political fight to replace him. all the angles, we're live in washington. a family affair. former president george w. bush set to hit the trail to campaign with his brother jeb, while donald trump leading in the polls continues to take shots at the bushes. ice age.
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east, including a completely frozen city block while firefighters battle a blaze, the record-breaking cold. and snowy conditions this morning. and pucker up. the british awards handing out awards to hollywood and pushing celebrities to smooch on the kiss caption.setting up some surprises. well, good morning on this presidents' day. we begin with the political fallout on the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> with the balance of the supreme court at stake, gearing up for a fight. >> there are new details this morning on the days and hours leading up to scalia's death. he died of natural causes saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. for a replacement to be selected by the next president.
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that he intends to fill the seat when the senate returns from the recess. >> the body of the 79-year-old justice is believed to have arrived at dulles airport near washington overnight on a private plane from austin. a first-time guest at that resort ranch in west texas. his body was discovered in his room after he missed breakfast and lunch. abc's jim avila is there. he spoke with one of the people who saw him last. >> reporter: the high of end hunting lodge and ranch was host this weekend of an exclusive group of mostly texan couples. justice scalia was the only famous guest. he arrived friday about noon. toured the property. did not join that day's hunt. but he had dinner with the group overlooking the scenic lake. >> at about 9:00 p.m., he said, it's been a long day, had a long week, i'd like to be excused. >> reporter: others told investigators they heard the
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illness. the county judge who pronounce him dead over the phone told abc news that she talked to his doctor in washington told her he'd been ill. and came to his office wednesday and thursday before the trip. the scalia family, his nine children and wife maureen, she says, objected to an autopsy. and after talking with sheriff investigators and u.s. marshals on the scene, she agreed one was not necessary. >> any signs of foul play could have easily caused, that i asked for an autopsy. >> reporter: instead, the county judge said the death certificate will read natural causes, due to his heart stopping. jim avila, abc news, in west texas. this morning, justice scalia is being remembered as a conservative icon. of course, he served on the high court for some 30 years. >> and he led the charge to take constitutional law back to what
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scalia developed a reputation of being bold, brash and unafraid to speak his mind. over who should pick his replacement. washington. >> reporter: good morning. justice scalia's vacancy on the court is sure to be a big topic of discussion on the campaign we've got several candidates campaigning in south carolina while here in washington, we wait. within an hour of the supreme court confirming scalia's death, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared that this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. made it clear he's ready to move. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to name a new successor. >> reporter: both sides have reason to fight. how it could shift the balance on the supreme court, which without scalia is split 4-4. >> so now, this next appointment will be critical for some important decisions that are coming down the pipe.
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regarding abortion, immigration. that adds a new dimension to this year's presidential race. >> it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: republicans backing up mcconnell in saturday night's debate. >> it's called, delay, day, >> reporter: senator ted cruz on "this week" vowing to filibuster if necessary. >> we should not let a lame-duck to capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> who might the president nominate? two names jane kelly and sri srinavasan. >> megan, what is next in the nomination process, what do we expect? >> well, we're waiting for the president to announce whose his nominee is, then the ball goes over to senate republicans and
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whether or not they are indeed going to hold confirmation hearings, that is the big question right now. >> seems like a long fight. thank you so much. presidents, politicians and colleagues are reflecting on scalia's life and legacy. liberal justice ruth bader ginsburg said that they were best buddies. even though disagreed on the bench, the two justices were known to hang out often, even vacation together with their families. >> former president george w. bush called him a towering figure, an important one. he hits the campaign trail today, he'll join his brother jeb at an event in south carolina. this comes after a blistering attack on the bushes from donald trump. trump accused the former president of ignoring the cia and destabilizing the middle east by invading iraq. now, according to the latest poll, trump has a commanding lead in south carolina, with 42%
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>> on the democratic side, something of a campaign concidence involving "hot topics" and bernie sanders. they attended the same service. there's no video of the meeting. they both addressed the congress geg grags with the race in nevada extremely close, hillary clinton canceled a trip in order to stay in nevada. sanders takes his campaign to michigan today. we switch gears now to the cold. bitterly cold in the northeast today. bostonians woke to the coldest morning in nearly 60 years, 9 degrees below zero. transit and commuter rail service disrupted when rails shattered in the cold. there were also delays at logan airport because of cold weather problems with equipment. and new york city saw its lowest february temperature since 1963, one degree below zero. and three degrees below the
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century ago. but the bitter cold didn't stop valentine's day tradition in the big apple -- weddings in times square. they'll remember that. and further st, this was the scene, heavy snow in chicago and its surrounding areas. it's continuing into this morning's commute. hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed. and traffic was snarled on area highways. in indiana, two multiple vehicle pileups on the roads. well, what's in store for today, the only consolation is, it will be get warmer. >> let's get the complete weather forecast right now from paul williams at accuweather. >> good morning to you as well. we have an ice storm that's on the way. affecting the folks in the deep south, throughout virginia going into north carolina, covering
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charlottesville, dangerous travel and power outrages connectsed to this. widespread flooding in jackson. a really crummy way to start monday. >> a meteorological term. right there. coming up -- kanye west reaching out to a billionaire for help. but first, pope francis in mexico, why some see his message as controversial. and the so-called diamond diva and how she reportedly trained for months to get ready for her robbery run. until i realized how much our digestive systems handle during winter. 90 stressful days juggling hectic schedules. over 40 meals of heavy comfort foods like baked mac & cheese. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try the activia two week challenge! enjoying activia twice a day for two weeks may help reduce
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hampshire ski resort dangling for hours yesterday. the tram at canyon mountain stopped working. not all were skiers, some wanted to sightsee. after about three hours, eryone was rescued without injury. overseas, police in britain are investigating a laser strike on a virgin atlantic plane that forced a flight to return to london. the plane was heading for new york city and virgin said one of the pilots reported a medical issue, apparently linked to the laser strike. passengers were put up for the night and will fly to new york later on today. expect another powerful message from the pope today, his visit to mexico takes him to the state where there are many area trying to reach the u.s. border. >> and yesterday in mexico city, onlookers cheered as pope francis passed by his small hard-top fiat.
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and touching the faithful. before that, there was this emotional moment, the pope visit a children's hospital where a young cancer patient sang to him. >> it's beautiful. >> very touching moment there. very touching visit. when we come back -- a swarm of sharks, thousands spotted off the florida coast, incredible sigamer and last night's nba all-star game, kobe bryant's last dance and the remarkable lack of defense from both teams.om both teams. the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body.
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an eerily beautiful scene in philadelphia after a six-alarm blaze this weekend destroyed an auto repair shop. ice covered everything nearby, even cars that were parked on the street. fighting the fire in cold was especially difficult as you can imagine. firefighters called in salt trucks so they could have better footing. roads may be slippery today throughout the northeast and in parts of the northern plains and western mountains. flooding could be a problem for drivers throughout the south._am roads will be wet in the pacific northwest. and if you're flying, airport delays are likeliest in new orleans, atlanta, charlotte, washington, new york and boston. under investigation this morning, a deadly crash in philadelph and its possible link to a feure on the popular app snapchat. >> three young women died in the
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high speed. police are investigating whether miles per hour app on one of the uncles s the victims believed it did. >> one friend told me she was snapchatting throughout the night, their speed. how fast they were driving. >> a snapchat spokesperson told abc news it warns users not to snap and drive. a former new york state governor who left office in disgrace is now under investigation by police.e. soururs say a 25-year-old claims that eliot spitzer tried to choke her at the plaza hotel in manhattan. the pair apparently had a romantic relationship for two years. spitzer resigned in 2008 after being involved in a prostitution scandal. new details this morning about the so-called diamond diva
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robbing jewelry stores. thth said abgoal kemp trained for months aft stealing $4 million worth of jules from six stores. the documents say during that training, she learned how to handle a gun, how to tie people up using zip ties. kemp and three others are under arrest. all are facing up to 20 years in prison. and off the east coast of florida, tens of thousands of sharks, take a look. you can see them on the left side of your screen here. all those dots that you see there, making their migration north. they shot the footage from the air. these are black-tipped sharks which are usually only six feet long. are very few shark bites from them. all right, let's get to some nba action. the nba doesn't get back to meaningful games until thursday night. >> last night, the league held
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also known as the all-star game details now from&espn. kobe bryant's final all-star game was played last night in toronto. >> and they just quit scoring three minutes ago. let's take a look at the nearly 200 points that were scored by one team. >> oh. >> there's kobe, 18th all-star game, loving up another former great laker, magic johnsns, he and bill russell talked about going to dinner in l.a. second quarter, lebron was going to lock down on defense and kobe was going to go at him. that was the only shot that wasn't made. kobe finished with 10 points, 4 of 11 shooting, 26 minutes. you see there -- he got in there. good for kobe. so he had his ten. but that fellow, last year's mvp, russell westbrook dominated. he's s serstrong. tomamawk dunk. and as you see, minimal
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he'll be the mvp for the second straight year. there's your scoreboard. 196-173. the west wins. they were scoring regularly. how about chase elliot, just 20 years old. that's not jeff gordon anymore in that 24, he of course is retired. elliott wins the pole for the daytona 500, which takes place on february the 21st. again, the youngest pole winner at the age of 20. >> at 20, i'm not sure i will have my kid have a car yet. >> 196 points, they just stopped scoring in the nba all-star game. >> that's s l we have for this morning. coming up -- kanye west looking for help, releasing his new album and going on a major twitter rant overnht. and how the brits handled the hollywood diversity
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time now for the pulse. and the latest signs pointing to a big win for "the revenant" at the oscars in two weeks. >> the brutal adventure was named best movie at the british academy film awards. leonardo dicaprio picked up the bestctor trophy. the revenant ended up winning five awaal. and since it was valentine's day, the brits rolled out the kiss cam for the bafta wards. first up, was stanley tucci and cuba gooding jr. perhaps most interesting pairing was maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. look at that, he does it. >> she went back for seconds. >> she's always a lady.
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next up, kanye west going on a rather lengthy twitter rant overnight. plenty to say about a lot of stuff. >> yeah, a headlinemaker quote, i write this to you my brothers while still $53 million in personal debt. please pray we overcome, this is my true heart. kanye west, husband of kim kardashian, says he's in debt to the tune of 53 million. >> okay, folks, if you're skeptical at home, there's a lot of other people skeptical, too. no way to be true. also included in the rant, kanye asked facebook chief mark zuckerberg to give him a call today. maybe he can help. >> he went on and on. >> this is definitely not kim k.'s neiman-marcus bill. >> but, let's help k kye out. he neeee a payday loan. >> you start. we're getting a preview of the highly anticipated reboot of ghostbusters.
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signs of its main stars, melissa mccarthy, kristen wiig or kate mckinnon. >> but it's choke full of chaos in manhattan. it asks the iconic question -- who yoyogoing to call? >> we know the answer. the timing of the teaser is no accident, by the way. these feet served my country, carried the weight of a family, and walked a daughter down the aisle. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. from moderate to even severe diabetic nerve pain. lyrica may cause s sious allergic r rctions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet.
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checking our top stories -- the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia is bebeeved to have been flfln back to dulles airport outside washington. scalia died in his sleep at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. he was 79. scalia's death setting off a political showdown, republicans looking to block president obama from filling his seat. but the president says he plans to nominate a replacement soon. but don't try to mail a letter to congress today with your thoughts of his replacement, post offices are closed for presidents' day.
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rain in washington state, snow in the western mountains and upper plains, severe storms in the south and snow moving into the northeast this morning. and finally, from us, a look back at the life and legacy justice antonin scalia had. >> scalia is being remembered as a legal giant with an imcomparable sense of humor, bench as well as off. more now from abc's terry moran. >> reporter: for decades, charge to take constitutional law back, he says, to its original meaning. >> the constitution is not meant to facilitate change. it is meant to impede change, to make it difficult to change. >> reporter: on that score, perhaps his greatest triumph, his rulingngn 2008 on the right t to bear arms, where brushed aside concerns about gun violence in america. it's not the role of this court to pronounce the second
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another victory, bush versus gore. awardede george w. bush the presidency. >> we owe no apology whatever for bush versus gore. we d d the right thing. so -- so, , ere. [ laughter ] ] >> reporter:r:n dissent, he was biting, caustic, clear. when the court upheld obamacare for the second time last year, scalia sneered, we should start calling this law scotus care. in other arguments, lawyers feared his pointed questions. and he challenged the idea that the court could create a right to gay marriage, after 200 years of laws banning it. >> when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? when did the law become this? >> reporter: his death leaves the court shorthanded and divided on key issues. the stakes could not be higher.
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four conservatives justice anthony kennedy swings to the liberal side unpredictability. terry moran, abc news, mexico city. >> a man passionate about his work and a man beloved by his colleague. >> reporter: we'll hear much about it in the weeks ahead. stay with us for "good morning america." making news in america this morning -- remembering a legal giant. new details on the death of susueme court justice anannin scalia, hihiconservative legacy and the hasty political fight to replace him. all the angles, we're live in washington. a family affair. former president george w. bush set to hit the trail to campaign with his brother jeb, while donald trump leading in the polls continues to take shots at the bushes.
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east, ininuding a completely frozen city blocwhile firefighters battle a blaze, the record-breaking cold. and snowy conditions this morning. and pucker up. the british awards handing out awards to hollywood and pushing celebrities to smooch on the kiss caption. setting up some surprises. well, good morning on this presidents' day. we begin with the political fallout on the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> with the balance of the supreme court at stake, both sides of the aisles are gearing up for a fight. >> there are new details this morning on the days and hours leading up to scalia's death. he died of natural causes saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. senateteepublicans are calling by the next president.

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