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making news in america this morning -- candidates clash. bernie sanders and hillary clinton go head to head on stage. criticizing each other's records. we're live with the details. plus, the republicans also turning up the heat on each other. frozen over. prolonged blast of arctic air. bringing sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills to more than 20 states. the weekend forecast ahead. a remarkable rescue on police dash cam. the officer pulling the victim of a terrible high-speed crash away from the flaming wreckage. and going west. kanye's massive event. the buzz overnight surrounding the release of his latest album, his fashion line, and lots of other surprises.
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good morning, everyone. we begin with the latest democratic showdown. hillary clinton and bernie sanders clashing in debate number six. >> the two candidates faced off in milwaukee last night, tangling over health care, immigration, and big money donors. they each made an assertive pitch for the crucial minority vote. it was the first time they squared off since clinton's bruising defeat in new hampshire. >> sanders restated his call for a political revolution. as clinton aligned herself with president obama. it's your voice, your vote. we get the latest from abc's lana zak. >> i do have a disagreement here. >> reporter: the differences were substantive but subtle. in last night's democratic debate. >> we agree that wall street should never be allowed to wreck main street again. but here's the point i want to make tonight. i am not a single issue candidate. i do not believe we live in a single issue country. >> reporter: hillary clinton trying to reset after being
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walloped in new hampshire. the demographics now changing, voters more than 90% white in iowa and new hampshire. but in south carolina, more than half of democratic voters could be african-americans. >> when we have more people in jail disproportionately african-american and latino than china does, here's my promise. at the end of my first term as president, we will not have more people in jail than any other country. >> reporter: the fireworks really coming at the end, with this contentious moment. >> the kind of criticism that we heard from senator sanders about our president, i expect from republicans, i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> that is -- madame secretary, that is a low blow. one of us ran against barack obama. i was not that candidate. >> reporter: and clinton was even asked about her defeat in
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inspect. . she was asked specifically how she managed to lose female voters. she said she spent her entire career working to empower women to make their own choices, even if that choice was not to vote for her. kendis, reena? >> abc's lana zak live in washington. thank you very much. the controversial e-mails from hillary clinton's private server are being released at a politically sensitive time. that's after a federal judge ordered all of them released in four installments. a new batch is coming tomorrow. another is set for february 19th. that's day before the nevada caucus. more due a day before the south carolina primary. the final batch due out just before super tuesday. meanwhile, republican candidates are stepping up their attacks on donald trump, hoping to keep him from another blowout victory. but trump is still leading in the polls in south carolina. his confidence level so high right now, his campaign is planning to run only positive ads. trump even took a quick trip to louisiana, which doesn't vote until march 5th.
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he's also looking far into the future. >> i'm going to be there. i'm going to do a great job. hopefully, i get an extra four years. maybe i don't. >> well, jeb bush was among the candidates blasting trump. he's now embracing the establishment label. his brother, former president bush plans to campaign for him in south carolina next week. u.s. officials say the military sex appending the number of air strikes against isis. sources claim there have been about 20 american strikes against militant targets in eastern afghanistan in just the past three weeks. those strikes took place after president obama authorized the pentagon to attack isis in afghanistan, where its numbers are growing. secretary of state john kerry in europe, working with other diplomats, hoping to stop syria's civil war. this morning, they've agreed on a temporary truce that will take effect next week. there are serious doubts about whether syria's military or the syrian rebels will implement the truce. kerry is hoping it will set the stage for a full cease-fire. and peace talks. in northern mexico, a prison riot turns deadly, killing at
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least 49 people. it started as a brawl between drug gangs. the prison is home to more than 3800 inmates, more than twice its capacity. authorities say no inmates escaped. anguished relatives waited outside as the names of the inmates killed were released. that riot taking place on the eve of the pope's six-day visit to mexico. but before e heading there, pran s francis visits cuba today for an historic meeting with the leader of the russian orthodox church. the meeting is an attempt to reconcile their churches. national wildlife refuge will remain closed for weeks now that an armed standoff is over. the final four holdouts have surrendered peacefully. they'll face a judge today. they were protesting federal control of public lands. a new york city police officer has been con vicked of manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed man in the
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stairwell of a public housing complex. officer peter liang says he accidentally shot akai girly two years ago. he faces up to 15 years behind bars. the case became part of a national debate on race as well as police brutality over the years. well, now some weather. most of the eastern u.s. can look for potentially record-breaking cold over the weekend. the ice in scranton, pennsylvania, not going anywhere anytime soon. it's the result of a 12-inch water main that burst yesterday. a faultily valve may be to blame. but have your skates. get ready in that neighborhood. the extreme cold will have about 65 million americans in its grips over the next couple of days. >> yeah, bundling up just in time for valentine's day. accuweather's justin povick has the details. good morning, justin. >> kendis, reena, thanks. good morning you to as well. it's cold. it is going to be turning even colder. check it out on this friday.
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we're going to be following an arctic front, working its way south and east. snow out ahead of that with some slippery travel. the temperatures will be the big, big story. icy cold and conditions in the overnight. along with travel delays and gusty winds throughout the region, as well. kendis, reena, back to you. >> thank you, sir. and scientists are celebrating a landmark discovery. one that albert einstein predicted a hundred years ago. >> they've detected gravitational waves that are ripples in space and time created by colliding back holes. a billion-dollar set of instruments have finally confirmed the existence of those waves. astronomers will be able to hear the universe in action. >> smart than that albert einstein. >> he was well ahead of his time. discovered in 1916. coming up, uber riders getting millions in fees paid back to them very soon. and corruption inside of one of the nation's top prison systems.
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guards dealing drugs to the inmates. and the massive amounts of money exchanging hands. plus, a puffing politician taking a stand with his vaporizer. blowing even more steam than is usual in the halls of congress.
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nant maintenance of areas. the a plane was flying from san jose to folk nix when the captain reports smoke in the cockpit. he had to put on his oj general mask but managed to land the plane safely in los angeles. eight people were checked out for smoke inhalation. dozens of prison guards in florida are in federal cust dethemselves, busted for smuggling contraband and accepting bribs. an fbi sting known as operation ghost guard has uncovered staggering corruption in the georgia state prison system. former and current risen guards are charged with from inmates and drulg dealers. a southern california well that's been spug natural gas since october is under cover, for now. massive leaks drove thousands from their homes. residents complained of headaches, nausea, nose bleeds.
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the leak needs a cement seal. when we come back, an irs agent caught in an undercover sting. accused of taking a bribe from the company he was supposed to be auditing. a rescue on the side of the highway. a woman pulled to safety with just seconds to spare. so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol® 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®. in my business i cbailing me out my i.all the time... i'm not the i.t. guy. i'm the desktop support tech supervisor. and my customers knowing right when their packages arrive. introducing real-time delivery notifications. learn more at myusps.com i thought activia wasn't for me.
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buildings. the cause is unknown. the fire was so intense, crews could be dousing hot spots for several days if not a week. checking this morning's road conditions. a similar situation to yesterday. more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. snow in the ohio valley and appalachia. slippery in the northern rockies. another day of wet roads in the northwest. in new york city, five people have been arrested and four charged with manslaughter for a deadly gas explosion that leveled three builds. prosecutors say the suspects tampered with gas lines last year in their rush to venn rate is apartments that would rent for up to $6,000 a month. a restaurant worker and a diner were killed in the explosion. dozens of others lost their home. a highway patrol officer in missouri being recognized for his quick reaction after a violent car crash. a driver of a car was speeding, crashed straight into a woman's vehicle. setting off a huge fireball.
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seconds later, the officer is seen carrying the woman to safety. she faces a long recovery. the suspect is in custody, facing several charges. a federal judge has ruled that bill cosby's wife must give a deposition. she can refuse to answer questions about their private life. marital conversations. seven women are suing the comedian for defamation. they say cosby branded them as lie yars when they accused him of sexual assault decades ago. an irs tax man has been bust d in a tax scandal. fbi agents say they caught him giving special favors to a marijuana dispensary he was auditing. >> morning. >> what's going on? >> reporter: this is the moment prosecutors say an irs agent accepts $15,000 in bribe money, captured by an fbi hidden camera. that is now former irs agent paul hurley, meet last year with
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the owner of this seattle medical marijuana shop being audited. hurley allegedly told the owner his leniency in that audit saved the business nearly doctor 1 million. >> the way i wrote it up was, there's no money here. >> reporter: in exchange, hurley wants owner ryan kunkle to pay up. but he goes to the fbi. a sting records the first meeting. you think we're going to be okay, though? >> i'm 99.9% sure we're good. >> reporter: hurley's poerns say it was not a bribe. right after this meeting, hurley is busted. he's pleaded nolt. a judge is deciding his fate. if he's con viktd of bribery, he could go to prison for 15 years. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. uber paying out more than $28 million to riders in a
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class-action lawsuit. the suit claims the app didn't offer background checks and safety information as advertised. about 25 million riders will split the cash. passengers will be notified by e-mail if they're eligible for a refund. a congressman from california lit up an e-cigarette on capitol hill. a panel was discussing a ban to deny vaping on flights. he says e-cigarettes helpe quit smoking. his stunt didn't work. they voted in favor to ban cigarettes on planes. the first week since september without the nfl. >> the good news is there's sthil basketball. we get the highlights from espn. a touch night in oklahoma city. >> before the thunder and pelicans played there, there was a moment of silence to honor ingrid williams. the wife of oklahoma city assistant coach monty william. she was killed in a car crash.
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she died wednesday after the car crash on tuesday night. so -- a tough night for both these teams. williams used to coach the pelican. he was the head coach in new orleans before joining billy donovan's staff in oklahoma city. as for the game itself, kevin durant, 23 points. thunder up four after one. second quarter rkts thunder up two. russell westbrook. he's going to get there. all the way to the bucket and finish. >> wow. >> put oklahoma city back up four. it was those two the entire game. third quarter, thunder up 15. westbrook, splitted the double team. and throws it down again. another look at it. 23 points, 10 assist, 9 rebounds. a tough night for oklahoma city. the thunder win the game. 121-95. there were three hat tricks in the nhl on thursday. at least three we know about, okay. there may have been others we were not told about. no, there were three. we know everything.
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alexander ovechkin is 1 of the 3. that's one. here comes two. take another look. i mean, they -- you know, he just has a nose for the puck. and of course, then you have to know what to do with it after it hits you in the nose. he knows to light the lamp with it. so -- ovechkin gets hat trick. washington, i'm telling you, man. they're the warriors of the nhl right now. >> yeah. >> that's what tony told me. nba all-star weekend. coming up this weekend in toronto. celebrity game on espn, friday night. that's it from here. back to you. >> all right. go caps. coming up, kanye's big night unveiling his latest tunes and threads and reigniting an old feud with taylor swift. "the pulse" up next. nner and a . no one i'd rather lean on. being in love is an amazing thing. being in love with your best friend...
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time for "the pulse" starting with kanye west's big night last night. touching upon all things kanye. >> he was the star at new york's madison square garden. thousands paying to hear his new album, "the life of pablo." one song on there taking a swipe at taylor swift. >> while the new music played, his new fashion line was unveiled. >> one of the the biggest surprises was an appearance of lamar odom. it was his first public outing since his brush with death at a brothel in nevada last october. >> he flew to new york with his estranged wife. rumors swirl about a possible reunion. >> good to see he's doing better. this time, this band topd themselves. >> for their new song, "upside down & inside out." shot in a plane in zero gravity.
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no special effects here. band members had to train for three weeks with russian cosmonauts to perfect the stunts. >> the band released the video on facebook yesterday. it's already hit 21 million views. >> very cool stuff. perhaps let this serve as a reminder, sunday is valentine's day. >> reminding yourself? >> yes. >> clearly someone is thinking about. estimates are that americans will spend nearly $20 billion on valentines gifts. we couldn't ignore this map from stately. >> yeah, showing each state's most frequently googled valentine's gifts. some of our favorites. plus-sized lingerie in texas, where everything is bigger, of course. they're frisky in new mexico, searching for help with hickeys. and landlocked, our friends in great falls, montana, living it up by searching for lobster tals. >> i love that pandora jewelry is in my home state of florida. nothing says love like jewelry
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, it is time to wake up. at 4:28 on friday. i am reggie aqui. >> i am natasha zouves. >> we made it to friday. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the forecast. mike? >> good morning, everyone, look at live doppler hd. another dry day full of high clouds and a few low clouds. look at the golden gate bridge, we have a little bit of a sea breeze with the fog forming, a mainstay in the morning forecast. not sure how far east it will be, maybe the richmond-san rafael bridge. the 12-hour day planner in the 40s nearly 50, low-to-mid 60s at noon. the coast is 60 and upper 60s at 4:00 elsewhere, and mid-50s to around 60. >> fog on the golden gate bridge hits you quickly. so, heads up. extra caution. now, here is the san mateo
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bridge, no fog, a nice drive from hayward to foster city and under 15 minutes. a look at the bay bridge where you look great right now if you have to be up this early near 4:29. we will look at road work, otherwise no major stalls or accidents to report. >> an east bay community is mourning an off-duty officer killed in his own home. richmond police officer gus vegas was a 15-year veteran of the force. tiffany wilson is tracking the investigation. apparently the accused killer is someone he knew very well. >> thank you is right. the suspect is the father of officer vegas' six-year-old grandson identified at 30-year-old robert vega of fairfield. this started as a domestic dispute between the adult daughter, her son, and vega who had a gun. around 4:30 yesterday morning neighbors heard shots fired and other family members witnessed the shooting.
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his wife, reportedly jumped out of a second-story window in fear for her life. investigators say vega took off with his son and yesterday afternoon, police recovered the boy and arrested vega at a fairfield apartment without incident. he was a graduate of the napa police academy the same police academy that officer vegas graduated from in 1990. at this point, there is no word on a motive. >> they all had a great relationship. something just must have went really sour. >> we are in shock. honestly, i am not 100 percent sure yet. >> flags were lowered to half staff at the richmond police defendant. the officer and his wife had ten 20 and 20 grandchild. he was 58. >> in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> thank you. his wife, sandra, is recovering this morning after jumping out a

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