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going forward. > republican presidential candidates take the stage. the biggest moments from the debate... and the politicians spending their weekend in southern nevada. > plus... a k9 officer... attacked by a man with a machete. how the dog is doing now... after having emergency surgery./// now, nevada's first choice for news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition ((sharie johnson)) > supreme court justice antonin scalia was found dead... and u-s marshals said he appeared to die of natural causes. thanks for joining us... i'm sharie johnson. omar villafranca has more on scalia's decades- long legacy on the high court. < supreme court justice antonin scalia made his mark during his three decades on the supreme court. he asked more questions and made more comments than any other justice - and was known for his outsize personality and brilliant legal mind. according to the us marshall
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morning when he didn't show up for breakfast at a resort in west texas. ronald reagan chose scalia for the high court in 1986, and he was its longest serving member of the current court (sot-president obama) " " he was born to italian immigrants in trenton, new jersey. his family later moved to queens.. college took him to georgetown university and harvard law school. one of the staunchest conservative members of the court he was a strong advocate for gun rights, privacy and he consistently voted to let states outlaw abortion. in 2012 he talked to charlie rose about one of the court's most famous decisions - that led to president george w bush taking the white house, instead of al gore. (sot-possible sound from scalia) (charlie) "in the national interest we have to get this over with" (scalia) "the remedy to a case is always subject to the court's discretion and always depends on the realities on the ground." (gfx) chief justice john roberts called scalia, "an extraordinary
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and treasured by his colleagues." (sot- jan crawford/cbs news chief legal correspondent) "his absence on this court cannot be overstated because it will change the balance on the court, it is right now 5-4. five conservatives, four liberals." his death enables president obama to nominate a third justice to the high court, but he may not be able to get past the republican congress before the next presidential election. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas.> ((sharie johnson)) justice scalia and his wife maureen had nine children. the vacancy his death leaves on the court has political implications.... and politicians are already talking. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell called for the vacancy to be filled after obama's presidency ends. however... senate minority leader harry reid called for the seat to be filled "right away."/// ((sharie johnson)) > tonight cbs news hosted a republican debate in greenville, south carolina.
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of the debate early on: ((gov. kasich/(r-oh) presidential canddiate) "i would like the president for once to put the country first." (sen. ted cruz/(r-tx) presidential candidate) "the senate needs to stand strong and say we are not going to give up the supreme court to a generation by allowing barack obama to appoint a liberal judge" )) ((sharie johnson)) as much as the candidates agreed on scalia's replacement... the debate quickly turned to disagreements. things got heated between donald trump and former governor jeb bush over the war in iraq: (( donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "obviously the war in iraq was a big fat mistake." "george bush made a mistake, we make mistakes, but this was a beauty." (jeb bush/(r) presidential candidate) "while donald trump was building a reality show my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe.")) ((sharie johnson)) candidate performances tonight could be crucial. the south carolina primary is just a week away and may decide who continues in this race./// ((sharie johnson)) presidential candidate, hillary clinton is in
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nevada democratic caucus next saturday. she made her way around the valley which included a stop in henderson. 8 news now reporter karen castro was there as she rallied support... from labor unions. ((ladies and gentleman, please welcome to the stage hillary clinton.)) ((karen castro)) an excited crowd welcomed presidential candidate hillary clinton at the panter's hall in henderson. supporters attended a rally before going out canvassing. ((hillary clinton - (d) presidential candidate: i know you're here because we have work to do.)) ((karen castro)) clinton offered words of encouragement before sending her supporters out to knock on doors ahead of the nevada democratic caucus just a week away. ((hillary clinton - (d) presidential candidate: i want you to explain that we're gonna have new jobs and infustructure and manufacturing, and clean reweable energy, we're gonna put people to work across american again.)) ((karen castro)) speaking before members of labor unions, clinton promised to create more jobs, raise the minimum wage, and equal pay for women. she also took a number of jabs at the republican party. at one point, she accused them of causing the 2008 economic crisis. ((hillary clinton - (d)
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state was especially hard hit. too many lost their jobs, too many people lost their homes.)) ((karen castro)) without mentioning his name, clinton critized her opponent bernie sanders for wanting to change the affordable care act. a recent poll by "target point" has clinton and sanders tied in nevada. ((hillary clinton - (d) presidential candidate: im the only candiate who will take on every barrier to progress, im the only candidate who has a record of taking on those barriers, im the only candidate who will stand with you in every single fight.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((sharie johnson)) hillary clinton is expected to campaign in nevada through monday. bernie sanders is also making multiple stops in the state. he's scheduled to be in las vegas tomorrow. ((sharie johnson)) > and we're your local election headquarters... you can stay up to date on everything politics... during this election year on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((sharie johnson)) > terrifying
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after police say two people broke in and shot the man living inside the house early this morning in henderson. 8 news now's mauricio marin has more on the investigation. ((mauricio marin)) henderson police say a man and women went inside this house and shot the man living inside. he's in serious condition at the ospital. the suspects are on the loose. police say it happened early saturday morninig in this neighborhood. what's alarming about this case is that there were three children inside the house when it all went down. neighbors tell us two little girls and a boy live inside at the home. right now police are working to track down the suspects. detectives say the male suspect has short or shaved blond hair. the female suspect is described as a white or hispanic with blakc hear wearing all black clothing. police belive the suspects are both in their late 20's or in their 30's. ((mauricio marin)) henderson police say this home invasion does not appear to be random. mauricio marin...8 news now./// ((sharie johnson)) authorities
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about this case... to call henderson police or crime stoppers with any tips. ((sharie johnson)) > new details on that k9 cop attacked during a standoff. the weapon used by a suspect... and how that dog is doing... after undergoing surgery. plus... tony smith is standing by with your valentine's day forecast... tony? < tony smith, 8 news now: for saturday it was warm and dry. these above average temps continue through the middle of next week. but tracking a pacific storm system that will move through the region late wednesday and thursday, bringing inca supreme court justice... passes away while on a hunting trip. the political battle brewing... not even a day after antonin scalia's death. /// a k-9 officer is viciously attacked by a machete during a standoff. how nicky is doing tonight... after undergoing surgery. /// and its a neck in neck race... as the democrats battle it out in nevada.
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are trying to win over voters... as the caucus nears. /// flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big,
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and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders
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case of the brave k9 officer that was attacked... during an hours- long standoff yesterday. 8 news now has learned the dog wasn't just stabbed... the suspect attacked it with a machete. luckily... the dog is doing well after surgery... but the picture might be hard for some to look at. this is little nicky after his successful surgery... as you can see he suffered multiple cuts to the head... this happened during a tense 12- hour stand off that ended yesterday. the good news... nicky is now back at home resting... and is expected to be just fine. that suspect was taken into custody... no word on his name or the charges he might face... though it is a felony to injure
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((sharie johnson)) > plenty of you reached out on our facebook page to express your well- wishes to nicky. debra says "so happy she is on the road to recovery. thank you nicky for your service and the great job in keeping our city safe." shannon had similar sentiments... saying "get well soon, nicky! thank you for you service and i hope you make a full recovery. go catch some more bad guys!" you can join the conversation at anytime... just go to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((sharie johnson)) > firefighters were busy last night... after two fires... sparked up in two different vacant buildings. one was at a home in the northwest part of town... another was an apartment building in downtown las vegas. las vegas fire and rescue... says it seems squatters were staying in the house... and neighbors said... they saw two people leaving shortly before the fire. squatters are likely to blame for the fire downtown... no one was hurt in either fire./// ((sharie johnson)) > pope francis enjoyed his first full
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after a warm welcome at the airport in mexico city yesterday. thousands of people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the holy father. bells tolled as he rode his pope mobile... through the city. he stopped time and time again... to bless the sick and kiss babies. lila aldana and her mother... traveled all the way from guatemala to see him on her mother's birthday: ((it was a very exciting experience her with my mother. it was a blessing )) ((sharie johnson)) today the pope delivered a message of tough love... to mexican politicians... telling them not to be seduced by privilege but to offer true justice and meet the basic needs of all mexicans. the pope also met today with mexico's catholic bishops, urging them to show more transparency and fight against the evils of the drug trade./// ((sharie johnson)) > they say diamonds are a girl's best friend... but what about man- made
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michelle mortensen reveals... how the popular gems... are now being made in a lab... and how much you could save if you buy one./// now, nevada's first choice for news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition a supreme court justice... passes away while on a hunting trip. the political battle brewing... not even a day after antonin scalia's death. /// a k-9 officer is viciously attacked by a machete during a standoff. how nicky is doing tonight... after undergoing surgery. /// and its a neck in neck race... as the democrats battle it out in nevada. how the presidential candidates are trying to win over voters...
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day is tomorrow and it's expected to be a big day for weddings in las vegas ... and for enagagements. getting an engagement or wedding ring... can be quite an expense... these days ... but that doesn't mean you need to bust your budget to find the perfect one. 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen explains ... in tonight's got a problem ... tell michelle. ((michelle mortensen)) when jordan hill proposed to his girlfriend kim pavlacka (pahv-lah-kuh)... he popped the question with this diamond ring. ((kim pavlacka/engaged: oh, i love it!)) ((michelle mortensen)) it looks just like a diamond mined from the ground but it's actually man made. ((jordan hill/engaged) "i knew they were creating diamonds in a lab, i just didn't know they were making them gem quality." )) ((michelle mortensen)) the stone came from the company pure grown diamonds. instead of mining diamonds from the earth. pure grown has its gems developed in a singapore lab. the process uses carbon and other gasses to create diamonds
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about 12 weeks. pure grown diamonds ceo lisa bissell says the gems are also eco- friendly ... look like the real thing and are more affordable ((lisa bissell"these are the same optically, chemically and physically as mined diamonds, except they are 30%-40% less money." )) ((michelle mortensen)) an increasing number of companies are getting into the man made business.. one startup, diamond foundry, even has the backing of actor and activist leonardo dicaprio. (("you can't tell a diiference, a jeweler can't tell the difference even with a microscope." )) ((michelle mortensen)) even the experts at the gemological institute of america say you can't tell the difference between man made and the real thing under magnification. in fact the only way to tell is under infrared light.. ((tom-gia "both the size and the quality of diamonds coming out of the lab today are really quite good.")) ((michelle mortensen)) some may hesitate to buy a non- traditional stone for their bride to be.. but kim loves hers. ((kim pavlacka/engaged "he couldn't have picked out a better diamond for me" ((sharie johnson)) that was
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so you're probably wondering... how much these man made diamonds... also known as lab created diamonds costs. depending on where you buy ... and whether its set in silver .. gold or platinum ... they can be as low as a thousand bucks. pure grown claims a typical diamond enagement ring starts at 5 grand .. while their man made one's... start at 35 hundred ... so that would be about a 15 hundred dollar savings./// ((sharie johnson)) brian brennan
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-------------------------------- ------------ in the long term, a pacific storm system will move through the region late wednesday and thursday, bringing increased chances of precipitation to portions of the area. only slightly cooler temperatures slightly cooler temperatures are expected after the system moves through. we will break that down in a minute. -------------------------------- ------------- a system will approach the california coast wednesday, providing increased southwest flow across the region. given the deeper mixing through the afternoon, believe wednesday will likely be the warmest day for most locations. southwest winds will be gusty and could be fairly strong
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late wednesday afternoon through thursday morning. your 8 news now team will keep an eye on the forecast strength and the potential for some downsloping into valley. there is still some model disagreement with the system as it moves inland. -------------------------------- ------------------- one model remains weaker with the trough than the european model, which has implications on the timing as well as coverage of precipitation. another system shows a little slower and a little more generous with the precip than previous one, yet both models agree the precip should be quickly ending if not already dry by thursday night. -------------------------------- ------------------- even with the timing and precip differences, the overall picture still indicates that the greatest precip chances should be confined to areas north and west of las vegas wednesday night through thursday. with the trough moving through rather fast and not being too deep, expect temperatures to drop only a few degrees thursday and perhaps friday, yet remaining above normal. -------------------------------- -------------- here's your weather now - most accurate 7-day forecast: tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 48.
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9 mph in t eng.nday: sunny, with a highe73.calm wind becoming north to 7 h in the afternoon. mph. shington's rthday - sunny,th a highear 76. rth northeast wind 8 to 13 mph.nday night - mostly clear,with a low arnd 51. rth northwest wi od 10mph.esday - sunny, with a ghnear 76. esday nht - mostly clear,th a low around 51. dnesday - mostly sunny, with agh near 77.dnesday night - mostly cloudy,taow around 53. ursday - partlsunny, withgh near 70 with a 30- percent athurs arfriday ansaturdas a gh nea ((sharie johnson))au-nrednemployee and champion of the iveity... a "celebration of life" remony. fred albrecht started the u-n-l-v alumni association... and workedothe university for many years.today...rmer governor bob mler andn- l-v president len jsshared stories out thefriend and colleague.in lieu of flowers... ey're king to send donations the "fred albrechtscholarship fund."///((sharie johnson)) > we're just o days away from the biggest ght in music.who's making a return for this year's grammy awards... and which artist will have the most chances to take home a statue./// now, nevada's first choice for news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition a supreme court justice... passes away while on a hunting trip. the political battle brewing... not even a day after antonin scalia's death. /// a k-9 officer is viciously attacked by a machete during a standoff.
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after undergoing surgery. /// and its a neck in neck race... as the democrats battle it out in nevada. how the presidential candidates are trying to win over voters...
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> coming up tonight at 11... it's a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in california. what one man is giving away... as an incentive to vote in his favor. /// and the physical restricions... hasn't prevented this athlete from living his dreams. how he's changing the lives of others... in similar situations. /// ((sharie johnson)) > the biggest night in music is nearly here... the grammys kick off monday night! ll cool j will host for the fifth year in a row. kedrick lamar leads the pack with 11 nominations... including album of the year...
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star chris stapleton are up for as well. british superstar adele is also slated to return to the stage to perform a song from her newest album. and lady gaga is rumored to perform a tribute to the late david bowie. the awards show will air right here on cbs./// ((sharie johnson)) > barry manilow is putting a couple of shows of his final tour on hold after complications from dental surgery. the 72- year- old had an emergency procedure on monday and was rushed from memphis to l-a to receive treatment. manilow's publicist says otherwise the singer is perfectly healthy... and he's doing well after his surgery. so -- he's rescheduled two shows in tennessee but it's still unclear if he'll be able to awards./// for us. we'll see you again for 8 news
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narrator: for speaking truth to power in china... women's rights are human rights. narrator: and having the fortitude to keep government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. planned parenthood action fund endorses hillary clinton. just like the league of conservation voters for her bold plan to attack climate change. and the human rights campaign fund... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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- where did it really begin? for african americans everywhere, there is an important and unknown part of history, one that's never been told.
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