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it's thursday, february 18th and coming up on "early today," developing overnight, president obama is about to do something no sitting president has done since 1928. he is going to cuba but not everyone is happy about it. ted cruz leads republicans and a revealing moment for donald trump. >> he's bringing in a lot of new vote thoorz rs to the political process and no super packs. >> or special interests or donors. >> i was describing bernie sapd
>> raising security fears. plus, nike drops boxing superstar many pacquiao over anti-gay comments. and look who is back on late night. >> what is going on with the republicans? i watch these debates, trump attacks cruz, cruz gets attacks bush. remember when the republicans were all united against the poor and the minority said, ies, what happened? a water shed moment for cold war rivals. the sitting american president will visit cuba. president obama will visit cuba in march as part of a latin-american tour. not since calvin coolage in january of 1928 as a sitting
president obama and president castro met this summer p . he said he was interested in visiting cuba before his presidency ends but only if there was significant improvements in civil liberties. well, national embassies have reopened in washington d.c. and havana. this week u.s. and cuban officials signed an agreement restoring scheduled airline service between the nations. and ted cruz and marco rubio, both of cuban descent, vocalized their opposition to the president's trip, vowing never to visit the island. this morning a big shake up. donald trump has slipd to second
according to a new poll just out. this coming just two days ahead of the south carolina primary. a giddy cruz talked to nbc's hally jackson. about the new found lead. >> it's tremendously encouraging -- that's how you win. you got to get to first place to win but i think this is a result of a couple of things. one -- >> and earlier in the day, cruz took on trump directly over a campaign ad attacking trump as pro-choice. at an msnbc town hall, the not-backing down trump seemed less forceful about pursuing the case. >> we certainly want to keep somebody honest and when he says he's not pro-life, you can't say that. >> and marco rubio picked up a key indorsement. south carolina governor nikki
>> we say that every day is a great day in south carolina. ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. and that indorsement was a big blow to jeb bush who earlier in the day told nbc news that getting her indorsement would mean he would quote have to work a lot harder. >> seize he's a very good governor and should i win there's a roll for her. she's a great person. i'm disappointed she didn't indorse me. >> bush's father and brother, both popular in the state, had reached out to hailey on jeb's behalf. and bush trailing rubio. and now to the democrats and the nevada race getting more excitement by the moment and the
both scrambling to pull in votes. and hillary clinton is continuing her message as the successor to president obama's legacy, contrasting with vermont senator's statements. >> my opponent has been quite critical of the president. he's called him weak. i'm unappall unapologetic. i will take it further. >> and she was introduced by geneva, mother of sandra bland, who died in police custody after a traffic stop. >> horrifying loss of those you love to something so senseless. we owe it to them to reform police practices, to make sure that no other young woman like sandra bland is ever pulled out of a car for no good reason and thrown into a jail where she is
>> sanders, meanwhile held events at morehouse callage and saying there's a crack in clinton's fire wall. mike. >> he said michael, are you qualified to be psz of the united states. you have to be -- you have to have policy that's reflective of social justice. >> a campaign official says senator sanders doesn't believe that gender should be the reason to vote for or against anyone. that's the point mike was making. and just 48 hours away from the caucus caucuses. and rachel maddow will have an exclusive interview with vice president joe biden tonight 8:00
many pacquiao received a big blow by nike. they just announced they're cutting ties with pacquiao after he called people in home sexual animals. saying man is worse than animals because animals know how to distinguish male from female. he's currently running for the country's senate. nike issued a statement that said in part. the former boxing champion tweeted an apology saying he was sorry for hurting people. apple is defending its de decision to not help the fbi hack into the cell phone
bernardino shooters. and and meanwhile, according to u.s.a. today, experts say it was just taken in an afternoon to create the software to break into iphones. and according to a document exclusively acquired by roiders, a chemical went missing and they fear if it falls in the hands of isis, it could be used as a deadly chemical weapon.
that there may be a lost or missing radio id iraq. we haven't seen any information that it has been acquired by dash or any of the terrorist groups in the region. sandra o'connor says president obama has a responsibility to name the replacement for late justice antonin scalia. first female supreme court justice says quote i think we need somebody there to do the job now and let's get on with it. justice steven bar wouldn't comment on the battle to replace scalia but instead remembered him as a decent man. >> i'd like to have maybe 15 seconds of silent for justice scalia who was a good friend and a life force of the court and it's going to be a grayer place without him. >> meanwhile the white house has
will not attend the funeral and instead, the president will pay his respects tomorrow when he lies in repose in the court's great hall. vice president joe biden is scheduled to attend scalia's funeral. and the florida winners have finally come forward. they are claiming a 1/3 of the january 13th e winnings and until yesterday, they didn't tell anyone they won except for relatives and their financial advisors. >> the first day i arrived late won. so i had to say i didn't lie. >> and they decided oen a lump sum payment of 327 million $327 million. so, a whole lot of money that
and ice jams, this one formed in augusta, causing the river to rise about 13 feet. ize jams usually occur in early spring. so, nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. normally that starts in early spring. does that mean it's feeling about spring time in that part of may? >> it just means we've been on a roller coast r is what it means. we had the warmth and the cold and the warmth and the rain. there's another huge warm up on the way. and everything is on the west coast. heavy snow to mountains in california and areas like salt lake city. and it's going to be very windy. with record high temperatures, dry conditions, you have an early spring set up where we're going to have to deal with brush
warnings from mexico to missouri and amarillo, texas could be 85 degrees today. this as we go through friday to sunday, 70s and 80s. minneapolis doesn't get many february stretches of three days in a row near 50 degrees. that's happening friday through your weekend. and eventually it will try make to the northeast and midatlantic. now a closer look at your day ahead. so, there's that record high, 86 and 80 in amarillo. denver is unusually warm at 73. and mid-60s all the way through montana. mid-60s in montana in february and that's a little unusual. >> in new york it's going to be close to 50s -- >> this weekend you'll get your happy smile back.
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>> this is 7news now. >> sarah:>> nancy: good morningo you. 7news "today in new england" starts in just a few minutes. >> sarah: here are some of the stories we're working on. investigators on the south shore trying to figure out what sparked a deadly fire last night. one person was killed inside the plymouth home. >> nancy: lawyers for marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev are asking to be replaced as his death penalty appeal continues. they say part of the reason is the time and cost of travel to colorado. >> sarah: crews will be back at haverhill school today trying to get it cleaned up before kids return next week. a pipe in a heating unit burst, flooding the school. and the red sox offering just a
almost over. pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. many players have already been showing up early. who can blame them, going to fort myers with all this nice weather. >> sarah: i would love to be there right now, chris, even though the weather is pretty good today. >> chris: it is. maybe not fort myers, florida, warm, but we can take a nice, quiet day in the middle of february. 32 in boston. 23 in worcester. 28 in bedford. mainly clear skies. mainly clear skies prevailing throughout the day with the especially the cape and the islands, maybe some ocean-effect clouds and perhaps even an ocean-effect snow shower down across the cape over toward nantucket. but you can really see the breakdown here from some of the clouds down across the cape the mainly clear skies as you work from boston out through worcester. so enjoying a quiet winter's day. not quite as nice as yesterday because we have an added breeze and temperatures today running about 10 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday afternoon. taking a look at the wind
today about 20 to 25mph. so that's adding to the chill. and we'll continue to see those winds gusty at times into the early evening hours and fading off overnight tonight. you can see very light winds starting off tomorrow morning and that will allow temperatures to drop off quite a bit. this morning. only into the lower to middle 30s this afternoon. so not much of a warm-up there. and then overnight tonight, falling back close to 20 in the city of boston. suburbs. even a few of the suburbs, wouldn't be surprised to see a couple upper single digits. not quite as cold tomorrow. the breeze not as stroke. temperatures bouncing back into the upper 30s on average. pretty good weekend ahead. upper 40s to near 50 degrees. more on that forecast as "today in new england" starts right now. >> nancy: fierce flames tearing through a million home. investigators heading to the scene this morning trying to figure out what sparked the deadly fire. >> sarah: the f.b.i. and the irs raiding the law offices of a state senator.