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loftus)) > plus.. saying goodbye to a rock icon.. the overnight passing of david bowie.. and his final message to fans. kirsten joyce > and... the owner of several brothels in nevada is looking to begin a new career... the high- ranking position dennis hoff is running for./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. this morning.. the valley is still reeling from the news that u-n-l-v head coach dave rice.. resigned from his position. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at u-n-l- v.. with more.. from rice... and the university. ((michael stevens)) brian and kirsten. after the rocky season start.. and the past few weeks of losses..
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dave rice: its a great program and i'm just honored i got to be apart of it ((michael stevens)) former u-n-l-v head coach dave rice... had nothing but good things to say about his alma mater... hours after he resigned his position dave rice: i want to do what's right for everyone involved, that's my personality i'm a team guy, and its important to me that i make sure that tina and i met for quite a long time today and we mutually agreed that i would step aside 19:25 ((michael stevens)) rice was in his fifth season with running rebels. he had an overall record of 95 and 54. his win total declined each season.. since winning 26 games during the 2011-2012 season. that year.. he took us the first round of the n- c-double a tournament.. tina kunzer- murphy: you know he loves what he does, and david rice is committed to his players, it's been a tough day ((michael stevens)) athletic director tina kunzer-murphy says she's grateful for everything rice has done for not just the rebels.. but the university. tina kunzer- murphy: he's been a friend, he's family for years, and i want to thank
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this great university ((michael stevens)) she says... the past few weeks forced the tough decision...but now.. she.. and the interim coach todd simon... are focused on moving forward. todd simon: we have a tremendous staff, the kids believe in them, they believe in me, they fully trust that this thing is going the right direction, and that what we're ding is going to get us to where we need to be competitively ((michael stevens)) u-n-l-v missed the n-c-double a tournament in the past two seasons.. but the university says there is still a lot more basketball to played this year. coming up in our next half hour.. we'll hear from interim coach todd simon... and his plans to get the team.. back on track. brian and kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... how did the players react to the news? did any of them blame
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((michael stevens)) brian.. we asked that question to both simon and tina kunzer- murphy... they said some of the team leaders felt responible.. but they want them to be focused on playing each game.. not feeling additional pressure. they also said at the end of the day, it's the head coach's responibility.. not theirs./// ((brian loftus)) > influential singer and songwriter, david bowie, has died at the age of 69. his family said he passed away 'peacefully' over the weekend after an 18- month battle with cancer. brian selter takes a look back bowie's iconic career. (nats: bowie singing) "turn and face the strange. ch-ch-changes. look out now you rock and rollers." legendary british singer david bowie... who indelibly influenced generations with his eclectic persona and groundbreaking sound... (nats: bowie singing) "pretty soon now you're gonna get older." dead at age 69... after an 18 month battle with cancer. bowie's publicist confirming the icon died peacefully... "surrounded by his family after
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while many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief." his son tweeting... "very sorry and sad to say it's true. i'll be offline for a while. love to all." (nats: bowie singing) "is there life on mars?" an illustrious career spanning 4o years... bowie, was born in south london as 'david jones' (nats: bowie singing) "ground control to major tom." bursting onto the scene in 1969 with the smash hit "space oddity"... (nats: bowie singing) "check ignition and may god's love be with you." and later as his ethereal space alien alter ego -- ziggy stardust. (nats: bowie singing) "ziggy played guitar, jamming good with weird and gilly, and the spiders from mars." bowie's flamboyant theatrics and fashion forward style ... becoming a signature hallmark of the genre-defying pop fixture. (nats: bowie) "ch- ch-changes. look out now you rock and
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inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame... and awarded a grammy lifetime achievement award ten years later. (nats: bowie singing) "fame." his wife, supermodel iman, a steady fixture by his side. bowie, a master of reinvention... continued working, dipping in and out of the public eye... releasing his latest album "blackstar" days ago on his 69th birthday, much to critic acclaim. the album topping charts in the uk and us. (nats: bowie singing) "something happened on the day he died." highlighting bowie's unparalleled ability to continue to push the envelope even after four decades in the industry . ((brian loftus)) bowie just released an album on his 69th birthday, january 8th. the album, "lazarus" opens with the lyrics, "look up here, i'm in heaven." the producer who worked with david bowie on this final album said it was deliberately created and timed
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((kirsten joyce)) > and the music world is also saying goodbye to another one of the greats today.. the funeral for natalie cole will take place in l-a. the grammy award winning singer died on new year's eve at the age of 65. she suffered from a type of high blood pressure which affects the arteries in the lungs and heart... and led to heart failure. cole was the daughter of legendary singer, nat king cole. chaka khan is expected to sing at the funeral./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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temps dropping back to normal upper 30s... and that will be the norm for most of this week. ........... we had a nice weekend, with temps in the mid 50s. look for a lot of sunshine like we've had saturday and sunday. we went into the weekend exptecting some rain to show up yesterday but it didn't happen and that was okay after such a soggy week. ........... we should have more clouds through the week and into the weekend.
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((kirsten joyce)) > tom collins .. the former clark county commissioner... is set to appear in court today on a dui charge. the "cowboy commissioner" was arrested a month ago today... while leaving the national finals rodeo at the thomas and mack. the 65- year- old resigned from the commission in august... citing family matters.. then announced he plans to run for mayor of north las vegas
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collins is scheduled to be arraigned at 7:30./// ((brian loftus)) > it was a deadly weekend on valley roadways.. 7 people died across the valley.. the most recent crash was in north las vegas. investigators tell us it happened sunday morning near cary and losee. police say a driver was speeding.. hit a median.. then fell 27 feet off the overpass. both the 52- year- old male driver and 60- year- old female passenger both died. north las vegas police say they are still trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in this crash./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the owner of the bunny ranch is running for a seat on the nevada state senate. the reno gazette- journal reports that dennis hof is running as a libertarian... gunning for an open seat in reno. hof owns several brothels in nevada.. including the love ranch... which was in the spotlight last year.. it is where former nba star lamar odom allegedly overdosed on cocaine and herbal supplements similar to viagra./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor
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exit to flamingo on the west side. crash reported by metro at spencer and warm springs. the pair of hit and run crashes at fourth/colorad o and rainbow/sunset are gone. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > a henderson facility is getting a first- of its kind award.. ((brian loftus)) the honor the levi- strauss plant is receiving.. that sherry would be extremely proud of. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... a fire is never funny.... but one woman is trying to find some humor in it... her description of what happened.... that's going viral. ((brian loftus)) > and... making a deadly stretch safer.
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state plans to do about boulder highway in "what's driving you
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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. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior,
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call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. in tulsa, oklahoma are staying at a red cross shelter.. after their apartment building caught fire...
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make light of the situation: ((michelle dobyne/resident: "aw man, the building is on fire! i said no, what?! i got my 3 kids and we bounced out! nuh uh, we ain't gon be in no fire. not today. laughs )) ((demetria obilor)) the station posted the interview on facebook yesterday and it's already going viral... it's been viewed more than 9 point 7 million times./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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pretty quiet and sunny with some occasional high clouds... and then there might be a chance to add some more snow up in our mountains again later in the week with systems heading our way. ........... let's check the nation and see where the really cold spots are. we have 20 in reno...
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teens in the rockies... and check our minneapolis.... at nearly 10 below zero. that was a cold place to play football yesterday. ......... the coldest vikings game in their history of football with minus 6 at kick-off and wind chills at 21 below zero. third coldest nfl game in history. they're looking for a high of 7 degrees today. .............. high clouds moving into the west each time a system slides in from the pacific. those clouds will push our way and increase especially by midweek and possibly snow showers in the mountains. ............ highs in the mid 50s all week... with 30s overnight. ((sherry swensk)) --sub zero temps at the vikings- seahawks playoffs game yesterday back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > new york
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honor to a former 9-11 firefighter who fought for healthcare for those first responders. ((nyc mayor bill de blasio: "it is my honor to present the key to new york to ray pfeifer" )) last night, ray pfeifer received a key to the city from mayor bill de blasio. he developed stage-four cancer after working long shifts at ground zero. pfeifer fought for the zadroga act that helped about 33- thousand other first responders who also got sick... something he said was not an easy fight: (((ray pfiefer, advocate of 9/11 healthcare law): "we got something done that i never would've thought would be done. it was hard-fought, we dealt
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you know, we held them to it about never forgetting and we told them 'we are still dying from terrorists, we are still sick from terrorists', they started to get it." )) ((kirsten joyce)) pfeifer says he will donate the key to the 9-11 memorial museum./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident, north of us 95 on mojave and stewart. construction on rainbow between sunset and russell is scheduled to start next month. the stretch will be widened, then crews will cut through the middle of the road to install flood control facilities. it's a 420-day project...
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((brian loftus)) > henderson's levi strauss plant will be honored today... with a top sustainability rating that's the first of its size and kind in the world. it will be presented with nevada's l-e-e-d project of the year award for 2015 .. and presented with the l-e-e-d platinum award. the henderson plant it the world's largest warehouse and distribution center to achieve the rating.. and the first ever to receive the platinum rating. its l-e-e-d upgrades create a more sustainable facility./// ((kirsten joyce)) > folks around the world were dropping their drawers for their commute... ((brian loftus)) why no one thought it strange..... that people were taking their pants off on the subway. ((kirsten joyce)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
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big apple were dropping their drawers on the subway this weekend.. it was the annual "no pants subway rides" yesterday.. so people made their commute in their britches. this all began back in 2000 as a prank.. but then caught on and became a tradition around the globe. at least this year, it wasn't too cold to ride the subway without your pants... it was an unseasonable 60 degrees./// demetria, what's driving people crazy?
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dozen people died on boulder highway last year. many of you have reached out to me concerned for your safety along this deadly stretch, so today we're talking about what the state plans to do about it. ndot says they've identified several areas along boulder highway in need of pedestrian and motorist improvements. this year, ndot will lower the speed limit along a two- mile stretch of boulder highway from 55 mph to 45 mph starting at galleria drive. most of the change happens in 2017. next year, ndot will install and overhead pedestrian flasher and an off-set median island at sun valley drive near the eastside cannery. new lighting, crosswalks and sidewalks are set for construction next year due to funding and multi-
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hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > super bowl sunday is just a few weeks away and 8 news now is giving away some cash for the big game! 25- hundred dollars is up for grabs during our special newscast after the super bowl. just head to our website las vegas now dot com to enter .... click the banner at the top of the page. while you're there check out our newly launched super bowl page.... just click the sports tab. you'll find great information on nfl stats, past games, as well as game day recipes./// ((brian loftus)) > if only walls could talk... the new owner of the playboy mansion could hear some wild stories.. ((kirsten joyce)) how much hugh heffner is selling his home for... and the catch that comes along
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j@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage,
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she'll get the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bars... and now... investigators want to learn more about the relationship between the drug lord and hollywood actor. el chapo's secret meeting with sean penn. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about the resignation of unlv rebels' dave rice > ((kirsten joyce)) > and... the powerball jackpot is so big... most signs can't even display the prize! the 1 point 3 billion dollar winnings... and what all you could buy with that money./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus.
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basketball coach for u-n- l-v... ((brian loftus)) the university says they mutually agreed it was time for a change. and now assistant coach todd simon is taking over as interim coach... ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the thomas and mack with a closer look into the rebels new fill-in. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the head coaching change comes in the middle of rice's fifth season. now... assistant coach todd simon has task to change things around... a major task... for someone with no head college coaching experience: (( todd simon: it's a tremendous honor and i will do my best to live up to the legacy and the high standards that we have here at unlv. )) ((michael stevens)) todd simon is in his third year as a coach with the u-n-l-v men's basketball program and is in his first as associate head coach. before u-n-l-v... simon spent six seasons as associate head coach at findlay prep. there...he led the team to a 35
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he's been handed the task to bring some of his proven track-record to the runnin' rebs: (( todd simon: i think we need to get back to a little bit more pace on the defensive end like we were at the beginning of the season, obviously we need to clean up some of the situational basketball, especially winning time, winning plays, we need to clean some stuff up. we are still the same team that had tremendous success and beat indiana wire-to- wire and got big leads in these games and we just have to figure out how to handle the adversity when the lead starts slipping away. )) ((michael stevens)) the michigan native... earned his bachelor's degree from central michigan with a double-major in sport studies and management information systems in 20-03. he then earned his master's degree from u- n-l-v in sport education leadership in 20-10. the rebels are currently... 9 and 7 for the season. their next game is tomorrow against new mexico here at the thomas and mack.
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((kirsten joyce)) michael... has there been any response from the team... in regards to todd simon taking the top spot? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... simon told us.. right now they are focused on the rest of the season.. not next year. ((brian loftus)) > p-b-r is making a big announcement today... the professional bull riders group will be discussing new additions to the built ford tough series tour here in las vegas. mayor carolyn goodman will be at the announcement this morning...along with p-b-r officials. it'll take place at city hall. p-b-r has spent the last 23 years with las vegas.///
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it's clear and chilly with temps dropping back to normal to even cooler-than- normal 30s... and that will stay the same for most of this week. ........... we had a nice weekend, with temps in the mid 50s. look for a lot of sunshine like we've had saturday and sunday. we went into the weekend exptecting some rain to show up
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and that was okay after such a soggy week. ........... we should have more clouds through the week and into the weekend. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the trial of
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accused of sexually assaulting young girls will continue later today. otis holland faces a life sentence if convicted of a long list of charges. police say he targeted young girls in his congregation by offering counseling sessions. last week... jurors heard graphic testimony from the victims./// ((brian loftus)) > a family says they were the victims of a brutal home invasion and the suspects are still on the loose. it happened this weekend near d-i and fort apache. a man says four armed men tied up himself and his friends then beat them. he adds the men threatened to kill his son because they didn't know the combination to the safe. the victim tells us he believes the suspects might have known his girlfriend's son. ((ray kilcoyne/home invasion victim:: "they went right for the safe it's like they grabbed the girl went right upstairs and it's like they knew exactly where it was. they didn't ransack the bedroom. they pulled the safe right out of the bedroom and that was it." )) ((brian loftus)) there wasn't anything in the safe. if you have information that can help track down the suspects---
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stoppers./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor starting with a few crashes out in the valley. accident at mojave and stewart. accident on spencer and warm springs. accident on the west side at flamingo/215. delays in the spaghetti bowl right now. < > back to you!
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can have your voice heard on the issue of sex education in school. the school district is holding a special meeting of the board of trustees. it will start at 5 pm at the greer education center on flamingo near eastern. those who want to address the board... will have two mintues to speak. /// ((brian loftus)) > hollywood stars have another award to put on their shelves... ((kirsten joyce)) which movie stole the show last
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((brian loftus)) > got a problem collecting social security? then tell michelle.
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advocate has a great track record with getting results..... and this story is no different. ((michelle mortensen)) > i love solving people's problems and when chris coles called the hotline, i knew i could help. he said his problem started in august of 2014 when he stopped getting his social security. he was told he had been over paid. payments were supposed to start back up in 2015 but didn't. in fact, he hadn't been paid all year long and he asked me to step in. we talked to the folks at social security about this one. they looked into right away ... and immediately fixed the problem. mr. coles got his check for more than 3 thousand dollars just days after calling the hotline about the issue. and we we're happy to help him with this problem. after all, that's what i'm here for. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) for any consumer question you might have... call the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650- 1907./// sherry how's the weather today?
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it's clear and chilly with temps dropping back to normal 30s... and that will be the norm for most of this week. ........... sunrise will stay at 6:52 for the next few mornings then start getting earlier so the days will get longer naturally. ............ nothing big across the country except clouds into the west and some great lakes snow showers. ........... we should have more clouds through the week and into the weekend. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > jury
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the trial of caesar goodson, the police officer who drove the van
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his death. gray arrived at the police station critically injured after he was driven for 45 minutes, handcuffed, shackled and unrestrained in the back of the van. goodson is facing second degree murder charges./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor sewer work continues on tropicana and koval. expect delays through march. sewer work also begins today on hacienda and sandhill... expect north and southbound lane restrictions and left-turn lane restrictions. < > < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > the playboy mansion has a lot of history.. a lot of property... and it not only comes with a big pricetag... ((brian loftus)) but something else, that makes it a very unique situation for someone who buys hugh heffner's
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some money burning in your pocket.... you could buy the infamous playboy mansion... but it comes with a "heff"-ty price tag and a roommate. playboy says it wants about 200- million dollars for the l-a estate. but here's the catch-- the new owner must agree to let the 89- year- old live there for the rest of his life. the mansion is 22- thousand square feet.. hefner bought the playboy mansion in 1971 for 1 point 1 million dollars./// ((sherry swensk)) the world's largest lottery prize is up for grabs wednesday night. the powerball jackpot is now an estimated $1.3 billion dollars. if you win... you could buy about 18 g-6 jets...
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could buy the cleveland cavaliers./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk it's clear and chilly with temps dropping back to normal upper 30s... and that will be the norm for most of this week. ........... we had a nice weekend, with
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look for a lot of sunshine like we've had saturday and sunday. we went into the weekend exptecting some rain to show up yesterday but it didn't happen and that was okay after such a soggy week. ........... we should have more clouds through the week and into the weekend. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > with the recent capture of el chapo.. mexican officials are now focusing on a 'secret meeting' between the drug kingpin and a famous hollywood actor. nick valencia explains. (joaqun guzman "el chapo") "i want to make clear that this
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use of miss kate del castillo and mister sean penn." for the first time, we hear from the drug kingpin himself. despite being on the run, the drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman agrees to an interview with actor and activist sean penn. a cinematic plot twist to an already surreal story. (joaqun guzman "el chapo") "look, all i do is defend myself. nothing more. but do i start looking for trouble? never." in a report for rolling stone, penn writes the pair met face to face in october 2015, three months after el chapo's brazen prison escape. according to penn the meeting happened somewhere in the middle of a mexican jungle, and included tequila and tacos, his irrational fear of being watched by armed drones, and being surprised by el chapo's "chivalry". these clips are part of replies to follow up questions from penn sent to a guzman representative who asks the questions off camera.
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"well from the age of 15 and on, where i'm from which is a municipality of badiraguato, i was raised on a ranch called la tuna in that area, up until today, there are no job opportunities." the meeting, penn says, was brokered by mexican actress kate del castillo. (nick valencia, almoloya de juarz, mexico) "their communication continued over the next three years through letters and blackberry messages even after el chapo's 2014 arrest...while he was behind bars at the maximum security altiplano penitentiary. their relationship helped penn connect with el chapo. the meeting reportedly took a month of backdoor dealings, including encrypted messaging, disposable phones and clandestine contact with guzman's associates." in a two minute clip posted to rolling stone's web site, el chapo talks candidly about drug trafficking, violence and his role in it all. (joaqun guzman "el chapo") "well it's a reality, drugs destroy. unfortunately, as i said, where i grew up there was no other way and there still isn't a way to survive.no other way to work in our economy to be able to make a living." a mexican law enforcement official tells cnn they want to question both de castillo and penn, specifically about where the meeting took place. the source adds that the mex govt was unaware of the mtg
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the rolling stone article was published. nick valencia, cnn, almoloya de juarz, mexico. ((kirsten joyce)) el chapo is back behind bars inside the same mexican jail he escaped from... and officials are working to
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor expect delays getting downtown. this is northbound 95 near eastern. things are going to start slowing down right around there. southbound i-15 slows down around washington and south to about sahara.... < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > one of the most talked about moments at last night's golden globes... didn't happen on stage.. ((kirsten joyce)) we'll show you the weird interaction between leonardo di
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> the biggest stars of film and television gathered together
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golden globe awards. ((kirsten joyce)) the often controversial comedian, ricky gervaise returned this year as host. sylvester stallone earned the night's most thunderous applause for best supporting actor in the movie 'creed.' (( sylvester stallone ("creed"): and most of all, i want to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had!! )) ((kirsten joyce)) and "the revenant" won top honors at the golden globes. it took home the statues for best picture/drama. best director and best actor, leonardo di caprio: (( leonardo di caprio: i really want to thank the actors that i got to stand shoulder to shoulder with in this film. in particular, my good friend tom hardy, who is a beast, an unbelievable talent who was there every single day. who i know in real life would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold to die like that. lauhgs )) ((kirsten joyce)) the globes are seen as an early indicator
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leo still has never won an oscar, so maybe this could be his year./// ((brian loftus)) > and it looks like even lady gaga scares leo... she plowed past him while going up to receive a golden globe. leo was laughing.. . until gaga ran into him.. leo seems to be freaked out when he realizes it was gaga. it immediately started trending... and leo told "entertainment tonight" that he just didn't know what was passing him and laughed when he saw the clip./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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