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and the main targets of their attacks were president obama and hillary clinton. shelley: democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders was in the granite state tonight almost nine months after launching his campaign. >> a lot has changed in eight and a half months . shelley: the priorities he laid out for his potential administration. tom: class will be in session next week in bedford but not all students are required to be there. the new plan that has parents divided. >> no one covers new hampshire like we do. tom: it' s a quiet, cold night across the granite state, as we look live at portsmouth. it is 23 degrees. tomorrow night at this time, we' ll be waiting for the arrival of a system that' s bringing rain and snow. good evening, i' m tom griffith. shelley: i' m shelley walcott. we start with chief meteorologist mike haddad, who' s
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timeline. mike: a fast mover, in and out of here in about 10-12 hours but a real mess for new hampshire during that time. dropping down into the gold coast coast states where the next storm is brewing, quite a bit of heavy rain developing in and around new orleans and south and west. that' s the moisture that will be rushing up the coast tomorrow afternoon and evening and eventually making its way into new hampshire. seasonably chilly, teens and low 20' s but as the storm builds in from the south, there is not a lot of arctic air to the north. the rain will be accompanied by some miles temperatures. the have to go to the north and west of concord to get in on some measurable snow early in the event. how much snow to expect and much more in a few minutes.
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tonight, the republican presidential candidates faced off for the first time in the new year. this time, the candidates were in south carolina, and the stage was a little less crowded. wmur' s jean mackin joins us with the highlights of the primetime debate that just wrapped up. jean: this debate featured fewer candidates on the main stage featuring seven republicans tonight. the focus was the economy, domestic and international policy but the candidates also had laser focus on each other, and hillary clinton. the republicans on stage in agreement on one issue. >> the next commander in chief is standing on this stage. jean but donald trump challenged : ted cruz to prove he' s qualified because he was born in canada to an american mother. >> if i win i choose him as a vp candidate and the dems sue
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for the ride. >> i'll tell you what, donald. a few minutes ago you offered me the vp slot. i' ll tell you what, if this all works out, i' m happy to consider naming you as vp. you can get the job at the end of the day. jean the republicans tackled : issues like job growth, building the military, gun rights and terrorism. there were a few memorable humorous moments. im glad to get a question this early on. i was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came. jean and some jabs at each : other. >> in iowa, as you know, in the last 3 polls i'm beating you. jean but they spent much of the : time targeting the president and hillary clinton. >> the american people have rejected your agenda. that is not right, it' s not constitutional, and we are going to kick your rear end out of the white house come this fall.
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under investigation. she might be going back and forth between the white house and court house. we need to stop that. >> hillary clinton is disqualified from being the commander-in-chief of the united states. and someone who lies to the families of those 4 victims in bengazi can never be president of the united states. >> are you kidding me? we are nowhere close to a balanced budget or fiscal discipline. >> if we manage to damage ourselves and we lose the next election this nation is over as we know it. we've got to look at the big picture here. jean: the days are dwindling until the voting begin. iowa' s caucus is swiftly approaching on february 1. , new hampshire' s first in the nation primary under a month from now on february 9.
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wmur news9. tom: as has become tradition during this primary, there was also another debate earlier tonight. three of the lower-polling candidates met in that debate. carly fiorina, mike huckabee, and rick santorum criticized the administration' s stance on refugees, guns, and the economy. >> we can not allow refugees to enter this country unless we can adequately vet them and we know we can' t. >> what the president keeps pushing are ideas that have have stopped san bernardino, sandy hook. >> this president has done more to take jobs away from the hard working people who are struggling the most. was invited to this debate after failing to qualify for the prime-time one, but he refused to participate. paul held a twitter town hall instead. democrats are up next. the 3 democratic candidates will debate sunday night in south carolina. that airs on nbc.
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two weeks in iowa the last debate before the iowa caucuses. that airs on fox news channel. shelley: vermont senator bernie sanders spent this evening just miles away from his home state, speaking to students at dartmouth college. the democratic presidential candidate held a town hall and picked up an endorsement from a senator from massachusetts. our stephanie woods joins us live from hanover. stephanie: hundreds of hanover residents in dartmouth students feel the burn. others are little more dubious. >> he' s not a compromiser, and he takes a really hard line on things. and that' s awesome, but in a polarized congress where no one wants to work with either side, i don' t see him making a lot of friends by saying, ' this is what i' m going to do, and i' m not going to budge on it. stephanie on thursday more than : 1400 dartmouth students
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believers lined up to hear senator bernie sanders speak. issac was first in line and is leaning toward the new hampshire primary frontrunner but he still has questions. >> the ones that resonate with me most are higher education and the environment. so i at a unique position in my am life and i just want to make sure i' m making the right decision. >> now the fossil fuel industry is more important than their short-term profits. stephanie sanders spoke of his : political revolution, which he says he will achieve as president by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour making public colleges and universities tuition-free and creating a single-payer health care system. reporters asked how the government would find the money to provide health care for nearly every u.s. citizen and if it would raise taxes. >> i hope everyone understands
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attacked unfairly, is what this plan does of course, is end private insurance payments for the american people. so instead of making a private insurance premium payment, you make a medicare premium payment. stephanie: former massachusetts senator paul kirk endorse sanders and it looks like he' s not the only one. he now leads in the polling done average of 48% among likely democratic voters, a six-point lead over rival hillary clinton. tom: we' re counting down to the 100-th anniversary of the new hampshire primary. and the threat of this being the last true first in the nation primary is real in a way it has never been before. this sunday, watch an encore presentation of our special look at the history of the primary in the granite state, and why the
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maintain going forward. >> there is a reason why the there' s a reason why the rose kentucky derby is in kentucky. bowl is where it is. theres a reason why all kinds of different cultural events and where they are. and it' s the same reason nh has the primary. its here because its birth was here. tom join us this sunday at 4:00 : here on wmur for first in the nation, one hundred years of tradition. you can also stream it on wmur.com, or our mobile app. shelley: bedford high school will hold midterm exams next week, but not all students are being required to take them. this new initiative is raising eyebrows for some parents. the district calls it competency recovery days. allowing students who have reached a certain level to take time off. some students in bedford, will be getting an early winter break next week.
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kids who are doing well in their classes don' t need to show up, or take any midterm exams. >> if a student is passing their class, that a teacher can wave the midterm. shelley: it' plan called comptency recovery days. bedford high school will be schedule next week. so that classes will only be held for students who need extra help. s going to be happening with teachers and students academically, that' going to be for students who have not yet mastered those key skills. and that' s really what competency recovery is all about. shelley some parents we spoke to : like the idea of kids getting cleared of midterms. >> i think it' s a great idea for the kids who really studied and have great grades don' t have to take another one. shelley other parents think it' s : in the best interest of kids, who are struggling. >> they' re falling behind, it' s a good chance for them to catch up before it gets too late. shelley still, other parents : told us off camera, they just don'
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from them, but he says many come around, once he explains the district' s goal. >> when we take the time to explain what it typically is like and how it isn' t that different. and also our intention is to help students who haven' t mastered those skills yet get there, we get a pretty good reception from parents who have asked the question. shelley: students who have been excused from class at bedford high school next week can still come in to work on projects, or community service. tom: just over the border in methuen, massachusetts illness is closing a school tomorrow. methuen police say timony grammar school will be closed because of a stomach bug. as many as 200 students and staff have called out sick. crews will be brought in to clean the building. shelley: coming up on news 9 tonight. the getting a few extra days
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tom: the amount of money goldman sachs will have to pay. mike: this weekend will offer quite a few changes. the forecast is coming up. shelley: billy joel is getting
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tom: we' re all getting a little extra time to file our taxes this year. taxes will be due on monday, april 18 this year, instead of the normal april 15 deadline. this year, friday, april 15 a public holiday in washington d.c., emancipation day. people in maine and massachusetts will get even more time. patriot'
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18 so taxes will be due for those states on tuesday. investment bank goldman sachs has reached a five billion dollar settlement over mortgages. shelley: it' s part of a federal and state investigation into the role goldman played in the sale of mortgages in the years leading into the housing bubble crisis. goldman is one of the last banks to settle with regulators for its role in the financial crisis. an effort to impeach maine governor paul lepage failed today. the republican governor was accused of using influence to pressure a charter school operator into rescinding a job offer to democratic house speaker mark eves. his critics weren' t able to get enough support to require a vote on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment over his alleged abuse of power. tom: the new hampshire coalition against domestic and sexual violence has received a grant as
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challenge. the coalition raised more than $40,000 to help wit security plans for survivors. new hampshire' s senators presented a check for an additional from the challenge' s $3000 organizer. this issue is very important, for safety and security until we end sexual and domestic violence. >> it' s something that crosses all demographic lines, affects something we' ve got to work together to address. tom: nationwide, the purple purse challenge has raised more than $3 million the governor has submitted her $10-year transportation plan for the state. the plan completes i-93 widening, accelerates the exit 4a project in londonderry, replaces hampton river bridge; and allows commuter rail from concord to boston to advance. federal funding will help repair red-listed bridges and begin the first phase of widening route 106 in front of the new hampshire motor speedway.
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resurfacing an additional 200 miles of roads per year. a 10 year master plan is required by law. shelley: billy joel is returning to fenway park for the third consecutive summer and it won' t be his last. you have to learn to pace yourself, pressure. shelley joel is the first artist : to perform at fenway three years in a row. today, the red sox announced that joel plans to make the ball park his new england home creating a summer residency in boston like his monthly shows in new york at madison square garden. this summer show is august 18. tickets go on sale next friday. mike: good to see the piano man out there. a little bit of rain for song, some freezing rain early on for others. we will break that all down in a
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time lapse of the coast, a nice winter day out there. a little on the chilly side but it is mid-january. we don' t have much snow or eyes to contend with on the roads so that is ok out there. that will change by early saturday morning as the next wave moves in. a few flurries up north, then early saturday morning is when the next storm moves in. a wintry mix of rain and reaching rain and a few wet it picks up saturday morning before moving out quickly by early afternoon on saturday. we should see rapid improvement on area roadways on sunday. dry with some partial clearing that should allow temperatures to fall off on average back into the single digits north and
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right now we are running mostly in the team to around 20. notice that temperature pattern across the country. not all that bridge across the northern tears. a little -- a wedge of springlike warmth moving up through st. louis into the mississippi valley and eventually into the ohio valley as the storm begins to develop in the warm sector down here over the gulf of mexico. with it not only some rain but embedded thunderstorms indicating a lot of energy with the storm. the back edge already racing toward new orleans. i would say about saturday afternoon it is all gone, but we have to get to that point and it looks to be a little messy again saturday morning. tomorrow morning clouds and partial sun. as they lower and thicken and the winds pick up on shore we could see a few mixed showers developing after the midnight hour. then the leading edge of the
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saturday morning. mainly in the form of rain but near the ground it might be 31 or 32. untreated surfaces could be a little sleep with a touch of freezing rain. mid to late morning is when we get hit with the brunt of the storm. heavy rain manchester south and east but primarily rain. the wintry mix of rain with pockets of wet snow in the higher terrain of the northern part of the monadnock region, places like washington and through the lake sunapee zone in the white mountains, in between mainly rain in the valleys but a little bit of wet snow cannot be ruled out. by 3:00 in the afternoon, most of northern new hampshire is in the clear. what about snow projections, mainly rain. possibly a half inch right at the end but it looks to be mainly went.
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at this point looks like 1-3 with the highest amounts in the higher elevations. beyond that would go into a fairly nice saturday night and into early monday, snow showers and squalls could make it messy and tricky on the roads early monday. after that arctic cold for a couple of days early next week. jamie: all kinds of nfl news, getting ready for the patriots layoffs, plus cheap is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
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jamie college hoops, uconn : played at tulsa in oklahoma. early second half, sterling gibbs with a 3. the 5th year senior tranfer led uconn with 20 points. then shon miller with a 3 to give uconn a 6 point lead. but tulsa ends the game on a 17-5 run. tulsa wins 60-51. uconn is 11-5. washington against number 18 arizona. the wildcats are led by the big
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tarczewski from claremont and he had a dunk to start the game, 2-0 arizona. later in the first half, he hits a leaner from in close to put the wildcats up 23-18. , 99-67. everyone. new hampshires chip kelly has a new job. it will be a long commute from the san francisco 49ers ve hired kelly as their new head coach. the 52-year-old was fired by the philadelphia eagles after 15 games this season. after two 10-6 seasons in philly, the eagles finished a disappointing 6-9 under kelly this year. 49ers ceo jed york announced the hiring on twitter, saying they were thrilled to hire kelly after a thorough search. he will be introduced next week. patriots tight end rob gronkowski missed practice today, after limited participation yesterday. reports today that he got a treatment on the knee at a boston hospital, which included an injection. the patriots practice report also lists gronk as having a back injury.
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play on saturday. and 48 hours from now, the patriots will have either advanced to the afc championship game or the kansas city chiefs will have run their winning streak to 12 games. either way, you know tom brady will give it everything he has for a win. the chiefs know it too. >> he is who everybody is chasing. for him to be doing it as long as he has is remarkable. >> pretty consistent each year, regardless if he has players doing it on the outside or the inside. he is the guy. jamie: meanwhile, chandler jones spoke after practice today. the patriots pro bowl defensive lineman was hospitalized with a medical emergency on sunday, but has not missed any practices and he expects to play saturday. here is what he had to say. >> i want to apologize to all the fans and everyone for their support. i'
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jamie: let' s go to high school basketball. londonderry at bedford girls lancers in blue kelsey coffey , knocks down an early 3 pointer the bulldogs love to go to jenoyce laniyan quick thru the paint, scores plus the foul and the londonderry coach ian horseman urging his team to play defense. more bedford captain brianna purcell over to laniyan, quick jumper and she buries it , londonderry 28-21. this week' s hometown hero is a two-sport athlete at memorial high school. zach pelletier plays hockey and lacrosse, but hockey is his passion. the six-foot forward leads the team with 17 points seven goals and 10 assists. zach is still exploring his college options, but hopes to play hockey somewhere while studying criminal justice. >> this team has a lot of heart
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we work very well together. jamie: a lot of turmoil around the patriots this week. let' s hope it all fades away by saturday afternoon. tom: still to come on news 9 tonight. it' s a playoff tradition politicians making friendly bets on games and saturday' s patriots game is no different. shelley: the tasty treats that will change hands, depending on
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line in saturday' patriots-chiefs game than just a trip to the afc championship. tom: the governors of placed a friendly wager on the s outcome and it involves food. if the patriots win, missouri governor jay nixon will send over ribs from gates bbq in kansas city. if the chiefs win, massachusetts governor charlie baker will send boston cream pie cupcakes from koffee kup bakery in springfield. both governors have agreed that the winnings will go to a food pantry. thanks for joining us for news 9 tonight at 11:00. jimmy kimmel live is next, shelleyjimmy kimmel live is next, followed by night line. : have a good night. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and
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