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big win tonight over her opponent -- bernie sanders.. trump sot: we're doing great, usa today polls, the q poll, a lot of polls, the fox poll just came out and i'm beating hillary clinton but i haven't even started on hillary yet. clinton: we're going to work hard, i'm happy to be back i want to reach out to as many people as i can to convey what i wanna do as president, to encourage them to come to the caucuses tonight. stephanie: the new cnn poll shows clinton easily beating trump if up against each other in the general election... but she loses to rubio and cruz. stephanie/2ram: there is a lot at stake... about 15 hundred delegates up for grabs today alone. jack:/ but there are a lot more primaries still ahead. local five's lucas casey is in the digital media center with more, lucas? lucas we know winning the nomination is all about winning delegates, so let's take a look at what could come out of super tuesday. first, the republicans. here's where they stand today. trump 82, cruz 17, rubio 16,
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so how close is a candidate to clinching the nomination? there are 2472 delegates available and 1237 needed to clinch. 595 delegates will be awarded to republicans on super tuesday, so no one can secure the nomination tonight. on to the democrats. as of today, clinton has won 90 delegates to sanders' 65. that's out of total of 4763 democratic delegates, and 2382 are needed to clinch the nomination. today, 862 delegates will be awarded. now, there is one more wrinkle on the democratic side, and that's super delegates. these are
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insiders who get to vote however they want at the democratic national convention. so far, hillary clinton expects 455 superdelegates, bringing her total to 545, and sanders has just 22 super delegates, brining his total to 87 total delegates. still neither democrat will secure their nomination on super tuesday. now, after the dust settles tonight, it's on to more primaries this saturday. democratic primaries in kansas, louisianna, and nebraska, and republcian primaries in kansas, kentucky, louisianna and maine. for your local election headquarters, lucas casey, local 5 news, we are iowa. stephanie: lucas, thanks. and he will be manning our local five web coverage all night. look for live streams from the candidates and results. it's all on our website, we are iowa dot com. jack/lam: cameras weren't allowed to record the whole meeting -- but you can imagine it was tense. the senate judiciary
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senator chuck grassley, met obama at the white about why they hearings on any possible supreme court nominee the president picks. grassley said afterward that about some other big issues, including the opioid epidemic and criminal justice reform. but they're sticking by their decision to not hold supreme court justice hearings. jack: grassley's said, quote, "we all know that considering a nomination in the middle of a heated presidential campaign is bad for the nominee, bad for the court, bad for the process, and ultimately bad for the nation." jack: the iowa democratic party sent out a statement in reaction . "this is partisan obstructionism at its worst. it's time for grassley to put aside partisan political games, and do his job." stephanie/ram: turning now to the day in court... and the boone county case that's taken years to get in front of a jury. it's day six of the alexander fazzino murder trial. fazzino is
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the death of his wife emily, who was found dead in the bathtub. his defense team says prescription drug abuse is to blame. stephanie: her own mother told the jury emily wanted private rehab in her parents home in the fall of 2011. emily's mother said, under doctor's instructions, she went through four days of detox to get off her pain medication. it was all kept a secret from the boone community as well as emily's father, siblings and from her husband. she told the jury she then thought emily was cured and never saw her under the influence again. " four day rehab at my request and i honored it" stephanie: despite all this testimony, cindy beckwith said she thinks her son in law was to blame for
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now emily's doctor also took the stand this afternoon to talk about drug use. we'll hear more about that and the night of her death coming up tonight at 6. jack/ots: here's a lobbying effort that's easy to get behind. special olympics iowa athletes gathered in the rotunda to get lawmakers to sign the pledge not to use "the r word" when describing people with intellectual disabilities. "it would be a dream if this was on longer around and people would only use the word "respect" and treat everybody the same way no matter who they are or what they look like." jack: it's all part of the national "spread the word to end the word" campaign. you can take the pledge yourself on www.r-word dot org. jack: and it's people with intellectual disabilities who may be most affected by a big change coming in the state's medicaid program. stephanie: up next-- we get some real-life perspective from a state that's already made the switch to privatized
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"you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with
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iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad
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news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie: exactly one month from today, april 1st, is the day iowa's medicaid system will switch out from under state control. now it'll be three private insurance companies who will manage the health care for some 560 thousand iowans. stephanie/2bam: governor branstad is the one who spear- headed the move, as a way to save the state money and, he says, improve care. jack: the state of kansas actually made a similar switch three years ago. sarah mccarthy traveled there to get an idea what iowa medicaid patients can expect. inside cottonwood incorporated in lawrence, kansas stories that start like this.. are common.
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meant."> when doctors delivered connie warkins' daughter jessie, they also delivered a diagnosis. connie warkins jessie's mother (00:45 - 00:50) that was 32 years ago, when help for people with intellectual disabilities wasn't easy to find. [take: nat full]nat full cottonwood's mission is simple. - sharon spratt ceo cottonwood inc. (01:16 - 01:21) a routine..
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for each card. once she's done, a cottonwood bus will drive her to one of the group's apartments.. which she shares with coworkers. it's long-term, community based care that jessie's mom relies on. but at the state's capitol, home and community based services are at the center of a messy medicaid battle. kansas representative barbara bollier is a retired doctor. she says putting private insurance companies in charge of care shifts the focus to dollars instead of people. ks rep. barbara bollier (r) kansas (02:42 - 02:48)
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priority should always be the patient, not the money. when things start moving toward only focusing on money, i worry."> worry senator laura kelly shares. kelly sits on the kancare oversight committee. but lawmakers have little power to oversee the operations of private companies. instead, the committee is more of a listening post - hearing complaints from people or companies with little power to help. but kelly says the politicians on the committee don't even understand the medicaid system. a problem she says iowa can avoid. ks sen. laura kelly (d) kansas (03:28 - 03:32) kelly also worries for the thousands of people who use home
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services. they're an expensive population. in iowa, that group cost the state more than 622 million dollars last year alone. but it's care that can't be cut. inside kansas hospitals.. administrators say the system is confusing. lora key sabetha community hospital (04:27 - 04:32) that confusion leads to more denied claims, forcing providers here to hire more
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ultimately costing hospitals more money. but it's also hurting services to patients. the iowa department of human services says the medical side is where mco's here are looking to cut costs - through outcomes like fewer er visits and coordinating multiple types of care in one visit. but at places like cottonwood. where medicaid is a lifeline for jessie..
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people who can't speak up for themselves. jack/2bam about 25 thousand iowans need the same home and community based services like the ones jessie relies on. but they're just a small fraction of iowans who rely on medicaid. stephanie: and there is just one month remaining to on- board all those patientstso the new managed care system. stephanie: in the meantime, some iowa lawmakers want to make sure the new system works well for all patients. an oversight bill is scheduled for debate before the full senate tomorrow. it does things like: enhance the role of the health policy oversight committee. execute a comprehensive review of program integrity and create a medicaid reinvestment fund, which will finance system improvements. stephanie/2bam we turn our attention to weather now, and chief meteorologist brad edwards is in the weather center. brad
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edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad: weather adlib: winter has roared back into the picture on the first day of march, but can we expect any lamb-like weather in our future? well, the answer is yes! tonight will be cold though with clearing skies and temps falling into the 10s. at least the winds will be calming down in between weather systems. however, our next weather system will take long to come our way with clouds increasing quickly during the day wednesday. there could be some light rain showers developing over the metro by late in the day and into the early evening with snow developing again north of the metro. right now, it looks like the metro will get less than an inch of snow wednesday night,
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could get up to 3" of new snow by thursday morning. thursday will start off cloudy and cold with a few flurries possible, but it should be dry in the afternoon. friday is looking a little milder, but those clouds may stick around most of the day with highs back in the mid to upper 40s. sunnier weather will return saturday though with a high close to 50 in the metro expected. sunday will be even milder with southerly winds increasing. next week is looking a lot more like spring than winter with highs mostly in the 50s and 60s and maybe some thunderstorms! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: weather in our future? well, the answer is yes! tonight will be cold though with clearing skies and temps falling into the 10s. at least the winds will be calming down in between weather systems. however, our next weather system will take long to come our way with clouds increasing quickly during the day wednesday. there could be some light rain showers developing over the metro by late in the day and into the early evening with snow developing again
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right now, it looks like the metro will get less than an inch of snow wednesday night, but some areas north and east of the metro could get up to 3" of new snow by thursday morning. thursday will start off cloudy and cold with a few flurries possible, but it should be dry in the afternoon. friday is looking a little milder, but those clouds may stick around most of the day with highs back in the mid to upper 40s. sunnier weather will return saturday though with a high close to 50 in the metro expected. sunday will be even milder with southerly winds increasing. next week is looking a lot more like spring than winter with highs mostly in the 50s and 60s and maybe some thunderstorms! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: weather in our future? well, the answer is yes! tonight will be cold though with clearing skies and temps falling into the 10s. at least the winds will be calming down in between weather systems. however, our next weather system will take long to come our way with clouds increasing quickly during the day wednesday. there could be some light rain showers
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metro by late in the day and into the early evening with snow developing again north of the metro. right now, it looks like the metro will get less than an inch of snow wednesday night, but some areas north and east of the metro could get up to 3" of new snow by thursday will start off cloudy flurries possible, but it should be dry in the afternoon. friday is looking a little milder, but those clouds may stick around most of the day with highs back in the mid to upper 40s. sunnier weather will though with a high close to 50 in the metro expected. milder with southerly week is looking a lot winter with highs mostly in the 50s and 60s and maybe some thunderstorms! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie:
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jack: the battle over security when it iphone, plays out on capitol hill. we'll take you
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jack/2ram: the legal battle between apple and the fbi intensified on capitol hill today, stephanie the director of the fbi and apple's senior vice president both testified at a house judiciary committee hearing on the balance between security and privacy. stephanie: the fbi insisting they're not asking apple to create a so- called magic key... maintaining they want access to just one iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino shooters for clues. apple has already asked the courts to have this case thrown out, arguing that unlocking that one phone compromises the security of millions of
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((sot)) tim cook "the only way to get information-- would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer." stephanie: also weighing in today is attorney general loretta lynch from a cyber security conference... saying for the victims and the public, the government must do everything under the law to fully investigate terrorist attacks. jack: and now to something that'll get you thinking summer. stephanie: nitefall on the river announced its schedule for the 2016 outdoor summer series... some of the bands on the roster: hairball, here come the mummies and the nadas. go to our website, we are iowa dot com for details. we'll be right back. brad/wxhang weather adlib: winter has roared
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breaking news tonight. the first major clues coming in right now. the super tuesday showdown. as we come on the air, the first exit polls are in. what the voters are saying.. what's driving them athe polls. donald trump be stopped? the high stakes battle across a dozen states. trump and his 11th hour pitch. >> i can do practically anything. >> marco rubio and ted cruz, battling to take trump cown. >> donald trump will be an embarrassment to america. >> donald trump could be a disaster. and hillary clinton tonight, and her pivot to the national race. how she would take on trump and the republicans. >> they're nowunning their campaigns based on insults. long lines at this hour. will there be record-setting turnout? and scout voercould voters be sending clinton and trump on a collision course this november? abc's powerhouse political team on it all.

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